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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2019 - 12:07 AM)

Well then they need to re-release Vector Prime. :D Of course I would accept Vector Prime Headmaster with Alpha Trion as the head.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

That said, the bendy sword is ridiculous.

@  unluckiness : (18 August 2019 - 12:05 AM)

I dunno, the old one is still pretty good by modern standards and the clunkiness is somewhat in-character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

We need a new vector prime

@  Paladin : (17 August 2019 - 03:59 PM)

just don't leave Cybertron Vector Prime out in the sun or his wings will melt.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 August 2019 - 03:17 PM)

@Nevermore Duly noted.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 02:12 PM)

I have three Cybertron Vector Primes, wouldn't throw them around though. I love that design too much,

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

I'm just picturing someone throwing a pile of Vector Prime toys around. I don't know why.

@  Rycochet : (17 August 2019 - 01:42 PM)

Multi Vector Assault mode is what they go into when they think anyone's even slightly infringing on their IP.

@  Ashley : (17 August 2019 - 02:30 AM)

They MIGHT have done it for Star Trek Online ships, but even if they have that'd be a fairly specific category.

@  Tieria Prime : (17 August 2019 - 02:11 AM)

Hi friends

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:05 AM)

So only if Viacom/Paramount has actively trademarked the term "multi-vector assault mode", offered goods or services under that name and has been offering those goods and services in recent years, Hasbro cannot offer goods or services under that name in the same category.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:04 AM)

And they need to be consistently used on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:03 AM)

Even if they are trademarked.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Words and terms used in dialogue shouldn't be affected.

@  Nevermore : (17 August 2019 - 02:02 AM)

Also, the trademarks only apply in commerce. You use them to identify goods and services.

@  Ashley : (16 August 2019 - 11:55 PM)

Yeah, you also need to apply for it. They might've never bothered to trademark that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 August 2019 - 08:37 PM)

Trademark affects titles and product names, not every word in writing. For example, DC called their character "Captain Marvel" as recently as 2014.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 08:30 PM)

You missed my point. I was addressing the usage of the phrase in dialogue. Hence the quotation marks.

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Well, they can anyway, they might just not be able to call it that...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:54 PM)

It would be awesome for Transformers to have the likes of Overlord and Sky Lynx "engage multi-vector assault mode!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 August 2019 - 06:53 PM)

It is a shame that "multi-vector assault mode" is probably trademarked for Star Trek.

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 10:54 PM)

Only if they manage to boomer-proof it

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

(and would that really be a bad thing?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Wouldn't a cybernetic singularity actually remove one or more of the top levels of Maslow's hierarchy?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 August 2019 - 07:40 PM)

Tomy made some strange selections on their first wave of Tomica releases for the US

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 August 2019 - 06:26 PM)

Resistance is futile.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 06:20 PM)

I would be down for a nice cybernetic singularity if it meant we could actually reach the top of maslow's hierarchy.

@  Ashley : (15 August 2019 - 05:44 PM)

I'm pretty sure the origin of the villains in GaoGaiGar was a computer being told to reduce the stress of the population and it's answer was to assimilate everyone.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Executions then followed by nano reanimation then cryonic suspension until everyone you know is deactivated for good so you can build happiness in a future society.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 01:47 PM)

As opposed to the ones that lie already? As a civilization: we're emotional and socially broken. Might as well have the society that at least wants us to be "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 11:48 AM)

Or you'd have a lot of people lying about their emotional state to avoid being executed.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2019 - 11:18 AM)

That would actually be a massive step up: since there's a LOT of stuff needed to quantify happiness, and it could only be an improvement over the existing governments which actually don't care if you live or die, never mind if you're "happy".

@  RichardT1977 : (15 August 2019 - 10:02 AM)

Happiness is mandatory, citizen. Failure to be happy is treason. Have a nice daycycle!

@  unluckiness : (15 August 2019 - 01:46 AM)

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

@  MrBlud : (14 August 2019 - 09:46 PM)

Humanity is pretty forgiving if you take care of its basic needs. "Freedom" and "Privacy" don't have much hold when you can't afford food, shelter, or medicine.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 03:29 PM)

Something something peace through tyranny.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:43 PM)

You probably will have a house, AI overseers will crack down on stress, poverty, homelessness and human administration.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:36 PM)

The bad news is they'll probab;y be made and operated by Amazon so will record every single thing you do and transmit it to their datacenters so theycan have human operators sift through it and laugh at footage of you dancing in your socks or having intercourse.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

What if I don't have a house by then?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

If the robot will do the cleaning, I don't care if it's mandatory. I'm sick of moping floors.

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 August 2019 - 02:05 PM)

humanoid service robots, one for every house in the west. ETA: 2050. household robots will be mandatory.

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 02:03 PM)

All I know is it'd be tragic if those evil robots win. I know she can beat them.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2019 - 01:53 PM)

Big ones? Small ones? Ones as big as your head?

@  Rycochet : (14 August 2019 - 12:22 PM)

The robots are pink. Someone call Yoshimi!

@  wonko the sane? : (14 August 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Yeah, could you maybe be more specific? Are they good robots? Bad ones? Do they just want to take our jobs? We need more information to work out how we feel about them.

@  Benbot : (14 August 2019 - 11:03 AM)

which ones?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

Robots are coming....

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2019 - 07:14 PM)

my nephew showed me the cuphead rap, and now it's stuck in my head...

@  Hg Dragon : (12 August 2019 - 07:07 PM)

Hershey squirts. AKA diarrhea


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BotCon 2015 Toy Exclusive Reveals - Packrat, Battletrap, SG Stepper, Megatron, Oilmaster


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#21 Onyx Minor

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Well, this really has me excited.  I have the original, and I cannot wait to get this on my shelf.  Also, I love the reveal.  Fun way to do this, especially by adding the reading of the character bio in the vid.    :thumbsup



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

 

 

Geez, I feel like they might be going too obscure with this.

I mean, does anyone really remember the BWII Egg Beasts?

Has nothing to do with BW eggs. Surprise egg videos are something different...

 


That... that's the joke?

Packrat's BotCon.com page is up too, with stock photos.

http://www.botcon.co...5/bc15thief.cfm

It's not the most awe-inspiring figure ever, but it's a really lovely update of the original.

 

There was never a joke. It's just marketing to a larger audience...



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

I wonder about the Jazz.


Edited by Spark, 31 March 2015 - 01:27 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#24 Walky

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:27 PM

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

 

I'm not convinced that's Bumblebee. It's too small and looks like it has wheels on both the sides of the legs and the shoulders. 

 

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic) and red/white Jazz (if that's what it is) sounds like 2013 comic-style SG Ricochet (who first appeared at Botcon 2012, and would fit the definition of a loose cannon).



#26 Jalaguy

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.


Indeed I was.

I guess the muscle, 591-9687, is Battletrap - he's from 1987 and his Japanese ID number was D-96. Dunno about the 591.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:31 PM

The 5 is May, his first comic appearance. 

 

I suspect the numbers might have one or two garbage digits to make it a little harder?



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:32 PM

 

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.


Indeed I was.

I guess the muscle, 591-9687, is Battletrap - he's from 1987 and his Japanese ID number was D-96. Dunno about the 591.

 

 

May 1991 is when Marvel issue 80 published, and Battletrap appeared in that, I guess.


Edited by Walky, 31 March 2015 - 01:33 PM.


#29 Spark

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:33 PM

 

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

 

I'm not convinced that's Bumblebee. It's too small and looks like it has wheels on both the sides of the legs and the shoulders. 

 

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic) and red/white Jazz (if that's what it is) sounds like 2013 comic-style SG Ricochet (who first appeared at Botcon 2012, and would fit the definition of a loose cannon).

 

I think you're reading Wave Crusher front tires as shoulder tires.  It looks like Bumblebee with the Wave Crusher backpack attached to me, although I haven't compared his size to Rattrap, but it looks like Rattrap might be standing on something.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#30 Jalaguy

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:36 PM

Ooh, ooh, the bounty hunter is totally Oilmaster! His prototype was displayed during BotCon 1996!

#31 Petes Robot Con

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:40 PM

Pete, Jalaguy is saying that the original BWII Egg Beasts post was a joke, not any of yours.

The joys of black and white, I mean, white and purple text... Lost in translation, I just thought he was looking for a funny ha ha  and we haven't even gotten to that part yet!

 

Stay Tuned, the Mayor of St. Charles will be presenting a key to the city to some random 1984 VW bug...

 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:41 PM

 

 

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.

 

 

I'm not convinced that's Bumblebee. It's too small and looks like it has wheels on both the sides of the legs and the shoulders. 

 

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic) and red/white Jazz (if that's what it is) sounds like 2013 comic-style SG Ricochet (who first appeared at Botcon 2012, and would fit the definition of a loose cannon).

 

I think you're reading Wave Crusher front tires as shoulder tires.  It looks like Bumblebee with the Wave Crusher backpack attached to me, although I haven't compared his size to Rattrap, but it looks like Rattrap might be standing on something.

 

 

Hmm. I'm not sure. The shape of the legs doesn't say Bumblebee. Looks more like...Legends Gears, to me. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Packrat's BotCon.com page is up too, with stock photos.

http://www.botcon.co...5/bc15thief.cfm

It's not the most awe-inspiring figure ever, but it's a really lovely update of the original.

That looks...awful. All the times random colours have been added (by Hasbro as well as FunPub) to 'break up a deco' and yet they leave that huge area of homogenous blue (not even a nice blue!), including the head?


http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html
 
Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.
Shouldn't Tap-Out have been GDO Cliffjumper by rights? Especially with the...fidelity...of Packrat.

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic)...

Flywheels from Blitzwing for a "souvenir" pack, then?

#34 Sabrblade

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Boy, you guys are fast at deciphering these codes.


Edited by Sabrblade, 31 March 2015 - 01:47 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#35 Shattered

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:47 PM

Which blue are you talking about? I quite like the blue of the toy. The photoshop blue suffers from all the saturation issues of a photoshop.

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

Ooh, ooh, the bounty hunter is totally Oilmaster! His prototype was displayed during BotCon 1996!

 

http://tfwiki.net/wi...masterrobot.jpg

 

That sure is the color scheme of that maybe-not-Bumblebee guy in the leak from the video, huh?


Edited by Spectre, 31 March 2015 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html

 

Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Might as well put a bald german guy in front of the pic. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

I have the dumbest reason ever for loving Packrat... when I was playing D&D I had a character who had several unfortunate fates beffall him -- first got turned permanently blue by a Rod of Wonder and later was infected with lycanthropy and became a were-rat. And he was also a thief.



#39 Spark

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

 

 

http://tformers.com/...25709/news.html
 
Pretty easy to suss out some of those characters, with the dates as additional clues.

Looks like we've got our Glyph and Tap-Out.
Shouldn't Tap-Out have been GDO Cliffjumper by rights? Especially with the...fidelity...of Packrat.

Definitely Springer as Battletrap (first appeared in May 1987 in the Marvel Comic)...

Flywheels from Blitzwing for a "souvenir" pack, then?

 

Eh, I don't think using Breakdown as a Tap-Out base is a particularly bad idea for a guy built around being an ex-gladiator, even if it eschews the Cliffjumper redeco aspect.  And I bet you're right, that Flywheels will probably be a Blitzwing redeco (or Doubledealer, more likely).


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:56 PM

Way to ruin the surprise Randy.  :o

Those dates that seemed related to previous BotCons stood out to me.  Heck if I could figure out those other ones.  :D

 

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