hello there, I am completely new to this site and this is my first post. i found this thread irresistable to reply to. I find it ironic to argue about someone copying someone else's cast which is actually a copy of an original design created by lfl or an artist who worked for lfl. It's just bizarre. In that sense all the casts/ sculpts that we are producing are still copies of someone else's orignal design, are they not? i think that logic dicatates that these are all copies regardless if you used your skills to create it from scratch or not. You are still trying to create a 'likeness' or 'facsimile' if you will, of something that has already been born out of the mind of another artist. Therefore we are all casters and recasters. Just my opinion and no offense to anyone intended.