I don’t claim to be up on EVERY trend. The world is constantly turning, MTV is constantly creating and abandoning superstars, just kidding, I know MTV isn’t on anymore, and in fashion one day you’re in and the next day you’re out. Auf wiedersehen. So it wasn’t that surprising to find out that I had totally missed out on a huge trend going on with today’s youth that you’re all probably hip to, that trend being Power Rangers stuff. Yeah? You guys like that? From The Hollywood Reporter:
Power Rangers color-and-design combos are nostalgically back in fashion. But the owner of the long-running kids’ TV show, SCG Power Rangers LLC, wants to use their legal zords to shut down anything resembling unlicensed merchandise.
The allegedly infringing merchandise in question has been written up glowingly on several websites including io9, which lusted over the $85 sweatshirts by noting that it can be custom made in different colors.
SCG says that the defendant (who couldn’t be reached for comment) never got permission to use Power Rangers IP in connection with sweatshirts, that the merchandise has created confusion in the marketplace as to its source, and wants to punish the defendant for willful violations of copyright and trademark law.
I’m certainly not one to criticize ANYONE’S fashion choices. I’m so happy for you guys that you finally found a way to be comfortable in your own skin, all of you who are definitely wearing these hoodies that are back in fashion because remember when they were in fashion the last time?, by covering your own skin up with a hoodie that looks like the outfits the Power Rangers wear. As long as you’re happy, I’m happy. But do take note that these aren’t LICENSED Power Ranger hoodies, and maybe if you’re going to dress up in a Power Ranger hoodie you should at least dress up in a real Power Ranger hoodie? I don’t know, maybe just think about it because you’re kind of embarrassing the rest of us, not that we don’t love you, it’s just that — You’re not fooling anyone. Everybody can tell that they’re fake. I’m just telling you as a friend. SEE YOU AT LUNCH!