Wario Merchandise?

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As much as Wario merchandise is cool, I wouldn't recommend buying anything fan made. It gives people the (somewhat mistaken) impression that it's okay to sell fan art and works, despite none of the money going to the original company or creators. It also gives the impression that stuff on Etsy and similar sites is more legitimate than fan fiction, fan games or fan movies, all of which would be seen as somewhat dodgy to be selling.

But that's just my opinion.
I'd rather give money to a fan who's probably a broke student or an artist that could use the support than a cash-cow company, to be honest. Not taking jabs at Nintendo but if fans are the only place I'd be able to get merch for specific IPs from, I wouldn't lose any sleep over them not getting my cash.
 

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Personally, it's not so much not giving Nintendo cash but showing support and demand for something, even if it's in a small way.
 

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As much as Wario merchandise is cool, I wouldn't recommend buying anything fan made. It gives people the (somewhat mistaken) impression that it's okay to sell fan art and works, despite none of the money going to the original company or creators. It also gives the impression that stuff on Etsy and similar sites is more legitimate than fan fiction, fan games or fan movies, all of which would be seen as somewhat dodgy to be selling.

But that's just my opinion.

Ah, haha, now that you put it like that, it does kinda feel.......dishonest : /

Makes me wish I could draw, though. Id make my own Mona poster if I had the ability : / Its too bad Nintendo wont make one for me.
 

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I'd rather give money to a fan who's probably a broke student or an artist that could use the support than a cash-cow company, to be honest. Not taking jabs at Nintendo but if fans are the only place I'd be able to get merch for specific IPs from, I wouldn't lose any sleep over them not getting my cash.
I still don't consider it too ethically right. Even less so when you consider the obvious double standards here, where apparently fan art and fan merchandise can be sold but other fan works will get shut down if money is even considered. I like to think the average fan game (especially the Wario Land and WarioWare ones) have more value than the average Wario Land or WarioWare poster.
 

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Though I'm using the term "merchandise" rather loosely, the 300th issue of Nintendo Dream has WarioWare stickers among other things. (3rd page 3rd row)
 
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