Scavenger Hunt!

24 Jun

This reader issued a WilliamDohman challenge:

He is trying for some more attention now. First he posts this in Business and it gets moved to promos.
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6197038
So he then duplicates it and starts again in Business.
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6197052

And if anyone can find where he stole the robot design, big props to you! It has to be stolen. That guy is a turd.

Get your searching hats on! I’ll start:

The face/head reminds me of an Alexander Shen wooden robot he posted back on Craftster.org in ’07

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21 Responses to “Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. molls June 24, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    No robot, but there’s this:
    http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Punk/punka1.htm

    and this:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26120472

  2. QN June 24, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    Very similar to this: http://shop.textalk.se/en/article.php?id=869&art=31873

    Vaguely similar to this: http://woodtoyshop.com/woodenrobotmapleman-p-44.html

  3. Bedazzled Condom June 24, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    What a smary pig.

    “8”x10” twist on the Sex Pistols God Save the Queen image.”

    It’s not stealing, it’s TWISTING.

  4. Gern Blanston June 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    Please flag this gift basket reseller:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7591553

    Tweets are good too.

  5. Alexander Shen June 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Wow, funny how something I posted years ago pops up once again! You can see that the robots this guy is selling look even more like the later iterations of the Woodbots I made! Then again, maybe it’s a huge coincidence.

    Here are the Woodbots I made in bulk and sold last year:
    http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/woodbot.php

    They were even on Notcot.org a long time ago:
    http://www.notcot.org/post/9452/

    Then there’s the comic I started four or five months ago:
    http://www.robotinthecity.com

    And the plushies I had made a few months after:
    http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/ritc.php

  6. Alexander Shen June 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    This was a very interesting find! They do certainly look like the Woodbots I made back in 2007/2008. If you look at the later ones I made, the faces look even more similar… minus the arms and legs.

    Little Woodbots:
    http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/woodbot.php

  7. NYCrochet June 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Did everyone see his signs in today’s Etsy Finds email? It’s in the Storque, too: http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-locally-grown-4233/

    Sometimes I feel like they blatantly pick people to feature (as with the recent reseller in the gift guides) in direct defiance of our complaints.

  8. Gern Blanston June 24, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

  9. Gern Blanston June 25, 2009 at 4:59 am #

    Is it the weekend so soon?

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?ref=pounce&user_id=7591605

  10. BitchenStitchen2 June 25, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    Gern Blanston Says:
    June 25, 2009 at 4:59 am
    Is it the weekend so soon?

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?ref=pounce&user_id=7591605
    ******************************************
    Did you see the materials on those sandals? Now, a quick web search for Pu indicates it’s either plutonium or a type of plastic, but thinking the shoes are actually made of pu is MUCH funnier.

  11. Gern Blanston June 25, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    You stepped in pu.

  12. BitchenStitchen2 June 25, 2009 at 9:41 am #

    ewwwww.

  13. JK June 25, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Ugh — Vonlady is back! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5247852

    I’m not sure which I dislike more, people who blatantly copy other people’s work or people like her, who just flat-out lie about all their work.

  14. Gern Blanston June 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    I am truly speechless. With all of the evidence that etsy was provided that she was reselling, they didn’t shut her down completely?

  15. Bedazzled Condom June 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    HEY! VONLADY IS INNOCENT! SHE USED HER VACATION TIME TO WORK ON NEW ORIGINAL DESIGNS! SHE CAN’T HELP IT IF HER OLD ORIGINAL DESIGNS WERE STOLEN BY OTHERS! IF IT WEREN’T FOR VONLADY, NO ONE WOULD HAVE A CLUE HOW TO STRING BEADS ONE AFTER THE OTHER! SHE INVENTED THIS! SHE IS A SAINT! SHE IS REVERED IN CHINA!

    YOU’RE JUST J E A L O U S!

  16. Hmm June 27, 2009 at 1:35 am #

    I expect the photos he’s ‘shopped to display his artwork in room settings are stolen too… probably from some interiors blog?

  17. toonces June 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    Can we do another vonlady? Here is her listing:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12238316

    and here is the ebay listing from the actual company in China that makes the bracelet, with the same exact photographs:
    http://bit.ly/14MhsT

  18. Bebe July 6, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    OMG, he just posted this long forum post about being contacted by a designer to stop production on his supposed bird house because its a copy of a famous designers.
    and he said that he was contacted by NY Daily news to feature his work …He has gotten alot of post and now people are talking and looking at his shop but ironically there are no “Birdhouses” that have been sold by him……

    He is a promotion whore…his new post is at :

    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6209311&page=1

    Ridiculous……

  19. Miss May July 10, 2009 at 9:41 am #

    Did anyone see this new thread?

    he is asking for feedback on his stolen robots.
    http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6213302&page=1

    somebody ought to mention that they look a little familiar.

    (this is the first comment i ever posted on this site but i read it a lot and now I am at a point of annoyance where I would like to participate from time to time hahaha)

  20. molls July 13, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    We just need to be persistent with this dude. He’s such a little suckup. ::shudders::

  21. aghast April 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

    Featured Seller! He’s the Featured Seller…suddenly, I have a severe pain in my chest.

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