Hello my fishes Courtney mermaid here and welcome back to another blog/video post!
We all know why we are here. You're here to discuss the latest fin folk mermaid tail ripoff. So if you don't know what happened, let me let you in… Mermaid Lucia recently released an almost an exact duplicate of Finfolk’s new LED silicone mermaid tail, which recently blew up over on Instagram and TikTok.
I’m going to include my two previous videos in this post as well since it’s important for all the information to be accessible.
So a brief history… Back in 2020 Finfolk worked incredibly hard as a team to bring to life, this incredible mermaid tail. A truly one-of-a-kind design, something that nobody has seen before.
The influences for this tale included a want to create something new with LED lights, the light of Elendil from the Lord of the Rings, deep sea fish, like the angler fish, as well as a variety of prehistoric fish.
So when we compare these two tails, you can very plainly see that one was extremely heavily influenced by the other.
Now let's talk about why I have such a problem with this. I mean, you literally took Finfolk’s unique, one-of-a-kind idea and duplicated it!
You, you haven't innovated anything here. Nothing in nature exists that looks like this, that you could have referenced to create something this close to being similar.
Obviously these are my opinions. I am not affiliated with any of these companies. I do not represent either of these companies. These are all my personal opinions, but this is how this looks to a professional tail maker.
Be sure to watch the full video to hear the rest of my thoughts on this situation…
Comparing the original finfolk LED silicone mermaid tail to the knock-off LED fabric mermaid tail sold by Mermaid Lucia. I can't believe Finfolk was ripped off AGAIN. 🙄
Be sure to check out my other two videos as well:
This has become a real issue within our community and something that I plan to continue to cover on my channel. That said, these videos will help get you started and give you an overview as to what the issues are and why this hurts us as a community.
The difference between plagiarism, copying, and inspiration. BUCKLE UP and let's dive in.
Cheap knock off mermaid tails, where they come from, why they suck, and why companies keep ripping us off. This is part 1...
As always I would love to hear from you on this respectfully in the comments!
Thank you for reading/watching and happy swimming!
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