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(22 November 1918 - 4 August 1971) was an inventor and the founder of Lewis
Toys with his wife, Barbara
, in 1957. Later, after Lewis
fell ill, leadership of
fell to their son, waterbed salesman David
Nintendo sued Camerica and their USA distributor,
, many times. Camerica and
prevailed every time. There were lawsuits in California, New York and Canada. In one case, Nintendo was ordered to pay
Toys, Inc. was a toy company headquartered in South San Francisco, California. They are perhaps best known for creating Micro Machines and distributing the Game Genie in the United States. Lewis
Toys was founded in 1957 by Lewis and Barbara
as a small distributor of toys and stationery; the company was incorporated in 1968. In September 1998, Hasbro purchased
for $220 million.
In July 1990, the court granted Nintendo a preliminary injunction, preventing
from selling the Game Genie until the court matter was resolved. It also ordered Nintendo to post a bond (initially $100,000, later increased to $15 million), in order to ensure
be compensated for sales lost during the injunction, should
win the case.
appealed the injunction to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but lost.
In 1990, Codemasters developed a device called the "Power Pak", later renamed the "Game Genie". It was a cheat cartridge for the NES, released in the US by
and in Canada and the UK by Camerica. In an ultimately unsuccessful lawsuit, Nintendo sued
in the case
v. Nintendo, claiming that the Game Genie created derivative works in violation of copyright law.
was involved in a landmark intellectual property lawsuit, "Lewis
Toys, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.", over the Nintendo Entertainment System version of the Game Genie. Nintendo charged that the Game Genie violated copyright by creating an unlicensed derivative of their copyrighted games.
won the lawsuit and continued to produce the Game Genie.
Cars can be identified by the name
on the undercarriage.
The court battle began in May 1990, when
filed a complaint against Nintendo in U.S. District Court, seeking a declaratory judgment that the Game Genie did not violate Nintendo's copyrights, as well as an injunction preventing Nintendo from modifying their NES game system to make it incompatible with the Game Genie. Nintendo responded by filing a complaint against
, seeking an injunction preventing
from selling the Game Genie.
A line of action figures produced by
included Flash Gordon, Mandrake, Lothar, the Phantom, Ming, and Garax.
Ultimately Codemasters and
dropped the Game Genie entirely leaving Datel as the only cheat device manufacturer in the world.
Golden Girl and the Guardians of the Gemstones was a line of toys manufactured by
is a brand name owned by American toy giant Hasbro. The name began appearing on retail products starting in 2005. Hasbro has used the
brand logo on its Titanium Series die-cast metal collectibles, including various items from Transformers, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica.
In 1970, Lewis
became too ill to continue as president, and his 21-year-old son, David, dropped out of the University of Southern California to take over the family business. In partnership with his brother, Vice-President Robert
, David aggressively pursued new product development, and transformed the company into a $1 million business by 1976.
The Ninth Circuit referred to the "
" ruling in "Micro Star v. FormGen Inc.", a case involving user-created levels for the video game Duke Nukem 3D. In that case, Judge Alex Kozinski concluded that the fair use analysis in "
v. Nintendo" is dicta, and ruled in favor of the copyright holder.
The legality of this type of devices has been questioned, having raised a particular case named "Lewis
Toys, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.", in which Nintendo unsuccessfully sued Lewis
Toys stating that its cheating device, the Game Genie, created derivative works of games and thus violated copyright law.
In this case, the Ninth Circuit narrowed the scope of "
v. Nintendo", concluding that the fair use analysis in "
" was "not necessary and therefore ... clearly dicta." This case was later used as precedent in the high-profile case A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc. and Pickett v. Prince.
Baby Face is an American brand of baby dolls that were manufactured by
in 1990-1991. They were designed by toy inventor Mel Birnkrant.
Zbots (or Z-Bots) are small action figures that were made by
and first released in 1992.
released four series of Zbots from 1992 to 1994.
also created a number of Zbot vehicles alongside the figures. The heroes were the ZBots (Designed to Defend!). The villains were the Voids (Made to Menace!). Each side has their own logo, usually imprinted on each robot's torso, although some do not have a visible logo. The Z-Bots' logo is a "Z", while the Voids' is a stylized "V".
The introduction of the original NES Game Genie was met by fierce opposition from Nintendo. Nintendo then sued
in the case "
v. Nintendo", claiming that the Game Genie created derivative works in violation of copyright law. Sales of the Game Genie initially stopped in the U.S., but not in Canada. In many gaming magazines of the time,
placed Game Genie ads saying "Thank You Canada!" However, after the courts found that use of the Game Genie did not result in a derivative work, Nintendo could do nothing to stop the Game Genie from being sold in the U.S. Before the lawsuit was filed,
offered to make the Game Genie an officially licensed product but was turned down by Nintendo.
A runabout was amongst the "Star Trek" Micro Machines produced by
. As well as the standard toy, bronzed and silvered versions have been released in collectors' sets.
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