Stephen Hayford
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Why I Don't Sell My Custom Figures

For questions/comments I can be reached at shayford@earthlink.net

Though I am flattered by periodic requests to purchase my creations, I do not sell my customs. The sale of custom Star Wars items is against the law. It is a violation of copyrights and licensing agreements with both Kenner/Hasbro and Lucasfilm.

While neither company is likely to take legal action due to the expense of litigation, the prevalance of customized and pirated toys can have very real effects on production decisions made by Kenner/Hasbro.

I do not even trade my customs because of the lack of control in post-transaction situations. If someone decided to mass cast my figures, I would still be liable as a contributor.

Furthermore, and more importantly, I wish not to disrespect two wonderful companies nor the incredible artists in their employment who create such amazing Star Wars items.

I believe the best part of custom figures is the fun of making them in the first place. I highly recommend customizing as a soothing stress reliever and outlet for creative inspiration.

I hope you can understand and appreciate my stance. Keep the hobby honest and customize for personal enjoyment.

Sincerely,
Stephen Hayford

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