I'm looking to do a store where it specializes in helmets/masks/accessories of popular characters of tv programs. (sold as unlicensed products)
(think like a high end replica of batman mask made into DOT approved bike helmet or a batman gauntlet made into a replica grade pair of gloves and etc)
I was looking online at various stores that sells such merchandise at a profit and none of them seem to have licenses for reproduction of such helmets/masks. They way the make these helmets/masks is usually either they create a mold in the likeness of the the helmet/mask themselves or they buy a studio prop and make a vacuum mold with it and then sell it either as a part of a kit (unpainted, requires manual sanding, etc) or as a already painted/finished mask (through delivery from another country).
I was wondering if such activities would be legal (if I produced and sold these products on U.S. soil or produced on foreign soil and sold in the United States.)