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@  TheMightyMol... : (20 August 2019 - 04:10 AM)

Let me call on my friend Dr Rockso, the Rock 'n Roll Clown. (He does cocaine.)

@  Nutjob R/T : (20 August 2019 - 12:48 AM)

New crowdfunding project: We need to get enough nose candy for the Paramount execs to keep 'em up long enough to get DS9 squeezed out

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 04:36 PM)

They're hideously cheap. I'm just glad some decision maker in the upper echelons stayed high as a kite for long enough for us to get TOS, TNG and TAS on blu-ray

@  Rycochet : (19 August 2019 - 04:16 PM)

Paramount are kinda cheap and Ds9 isn't popular enough for them to go all out on a remaster.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:37 PM)

Or hell, they could just shorten a season of Discovery by 2-3 episodes and that'd pay for the DS9 remaster in full (assuming the 8 to 8.5 million per episode for Discovery that was reported a while back is accurate)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Redoing some of the more simple effects like phasers and transporters and whatnot (basically what they've already had practice doing for TNG)

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 August 2019 - 03:30 PM)

They could scan and rebuild the film elements, and then upscale the original CGI only (provided it still exists as separate footage)

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Basically its in the same situation as DS9 IIRC with loss of models and how the CGI was applied to the existing footage.

@  Dekafox : (19 August 2019 - 02:32 PM)

Not gonna happen unless they recreate all the CGI from scratch, unfortunately. Or just upscale the broadcast masters, which would be basically pointless.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 August 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Babylon 5 must come to Blu Ray.

@  MEDdMI : (19 August 2019 - 07:28 AM)

Even in the winter, he has to clear the roads of snow.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2019 - 03:46 AM)

His work is never done.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2019 - 03:06 AM)

Everyone quickly gets sick of flubbing the name and collectively agree to just call the combiner "Roadworks"

@  Sabrblade : (18 August 2019 - 09:34 PM)

For some reason, I've always wanted to see a "Menastator", all five Stunticons and all six Constructicons in an 11-piece combiner.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  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".


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:28 AM

That's not Predaking's sword, it's ultimate Beast Hunters Optimus'. Or at least the design of it is; Arcee can't hold 5mm pegs and it'd be ludicrously big for her if she could, so it might be a new mold using a tweaked version of the existing CAD design.

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:34 AM

Arcee's sword most closely resembles Ultimate BH Optimus's, though I'm guessing this would be a scaled down version with an Arcee-compatible handle.

My guess is that they'll be an SDCC-exclusive pack, since the issue is also featuring the Fan-Built Combiner, who'll no doubt be the focus of Hasbro's panel there.

EDIT: Ninja'd RE: sword

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

Oh. Since we got a new thread, I thought maybe we had pictures of the actual toys, since I'm pretty sure we already talked about this.  Maybe that was somewhere else.  Did we really not already talk about this here?



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

Yeah, we did, in the latest comic solicits thread.

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:52 AM

Yeah I don't read those solicits threads.  So excuse me while I catch up...


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

I wouldn't put it past Hasbro to include a sword with Arcee in which she can't hold.  :D

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:16 AM

It's slightly weird they're even going through the trouble, since her mold already includes two.

I guess the two little ones weren't cutting it for their "chicks with swords" theme.

Or maybe the BH Optimus Sword is included in their set to be used by a Combiner, and Arcee using it initially is just something that happens in the comic.

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#48 Walky

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:17 AM

If I had to make a wild guess, I'd say a SDCC threepack of these characters to go with whatever deco of Devastator we get seems like a thing.  



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:21 AM

I'm not thoroughly convinced this would be a SDCC set though.

 

The last several years the SDCC exclusives have all been pre-release, as in releases before the mass release stuff, items. 

 

Things like Prime Optimus, Metroplex, Bruticus, etc.

 

Though I suppose last year kind of throws that out the window.  And I'll admit a 3 pack of female warriors has a SDCC style appeal to it.  :)

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:28 AM

"The last several yeaers the SDCC exclusives have all been pre-release" is ... not true?

 

I mean, we got Prime Shockwave in G1 colors with a lab.  We got four War for Cybertron toys with Animated instruments.  We got Terrorcon Cliffjumper in a zombie head.  We got the movie Dinobots in G1 colors in an Ark playset.  We got a box set of Kreons.  

 

The three female Autobots we got last year in new colors with borrowed swords as "COMBINER HUNTERS" is definitely up that sort of alley.  



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 09:49 AM

Yeah, I was thinking more of the Metroplex, Dlx Prime, and Bruticus exclusives, but obviously we've had a lot of others that are not exclusive releases before the mass retail release so this 3 pack would make sense and follow suit with some of those other examples.  :)

 

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 01:03 PM

I doubt they're SDCC releases just because SDCC things generally don't tend to be center stage in the regular comics/media, if appearing at all.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 03:32 PM

Windblade also has squarer thighs, and is missing her head fan. And she has the squarer thighs on both covers, which is notable... unless Ramondelli was copying Coller's cover.

Arcee's autobrand face tattoo is both ridiculous and awesome~

 

Gawd, if this is a SDCC set I'm going to need to try and hunt it down, it's just too perfect.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:08 PM

I doubt they're SDCC releases just because SDCC things generally don't tend to be center stage in the regular comics/media, if appearing at all.

 

I would argue that this is less "a regular comic" and more "we did a comic to go with our SDCC set and also we will sell it through Diamond", much the same ways FP does with their Botcon comics.