The Shield Patent Drawing
Here’s something I never expected to run across. I’ve been aware of Google’s patent search for a while. It’s an interesting thing to check out if you’d like to peek into the weird world of copyright. It all seems very esoteric to me, particularly the fact that many of these patents don’t mention a figure’s name or even a toy line. Most are shown as line drawings, some with cutaways to show operating features or unique parts.
The Shield, hailing from the days of Super Joe, isn’t all that compelling as a simple line drawing. However, I’m now intrigued and wanting to see if any 80s or 90s Joe material might be out there.