I understand that the BJD recaster who has been registering the trademarks of legitimate doll artists in China and elsewhere–making it impossible for artists and companies to sell their own dolls under their own names in these places–has also been creating fake food.
I’m not talking about food made for restaurant displays, or cute scale models of food. This is stuff made of crap and sold as food. People eat it because they have been misled about what is actually inside it.
This includes “rice” made partially of plastic; “pork” dumplings stuffed with softened, shredded cardboard; “milk” sold to feed babies that’s full of melamine, and “eggs” made of (wait for it) resin.
It seems the recaster who is now ruthlessly trying to manipulate loopholes in Chinese trademark law to make a killing on counterfeit art dolls started out in fake food.
If it’s true, this tells me everything I need to know about what this person values most, and what this person thinks is okay to do in order to make a profit.
This person’s actions are beyond sketchy, beyond opportunistic.