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@  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".

@  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!


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#21 Confuzor

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

Man.  The news I have seen is just that they are making Thundercats figures in the scale of MotU (about the original scale, a little smaller) and this thread has turned it into a subscription service and the toys will all be terrible.

No one's actually complained about the toys themselves tho, just some saltiness regarding MattyCollector.
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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:18 PM

Eh, there'll still be complaints.  Like how the Ghostbusters were all released on the same body sculpt, despite the actors' physical differences, or how they actually wore their uniforms (pants tucked/not tucked in boots).  Or how the particle stream effects pieces didn't come with the original basic releases, so if you wanted them, you had to double-dip on some otherwise insignificantly different set.

 

Watch the first Lion-O release to come with the Sword of Omens only in its dagger form or something stupid, forcing you to buy a later figure for the real deal.

 

It's an unsettling pattern of disrespect the company continually shows its "fans".  That little snot of a mascot they use for their fansite is hilariously appropriate to their apparent attitude.  I personally cannot fathom why anyone would hand money to the little punk.

 

They've frankly got a long way to go in order to earn any form of respect and/or trust, given the long history of shenanigans they've pulled on collectors.  Some of their antics would be excusable at retailer level (like doling out additional accessories for rereleases/variants), but not at exclusive, online-only, for-the-fans double price level.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

Man.  The news I have seen is just that they are making Thundercats figures in the scale of MotU (about the original scale, a little smaller) and this thread has turned it into a subscription service and the toys will all be terrible.

Yep - Mattel has a well-earned reputation. That doesn't mean we aren't all hoping to be wrong!


 
 
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#24 Confuzor

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

Eh, there'll still be complaints.  Like how the Ghostbusters were all released on the same body sculpt, despite the actors' physical differences, or how they actually wore their uniforms (pants tucked/not tucked in boots).  

The Venkman I have has is pants not tucked into his boots (tho he is slimed. that kinda bugged me)



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

Yeah, reused body or not, they did always get his pant legs right.
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#26 mx-01 archon

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Maybe I'm misinformed on that count, then.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

Eh, I must say I am not happy with the news. I care absolutely nothing for the old show - if they made toys of the awesome designs of the new show, then I'd be interested. Otherwise this is another overpriced deluxe line like the MOTU one to milk the franchise from the pockets of a minority of hardcore fans.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:22 PM

Here's hoping to be wrong because the 4H do a great job sculpting; a MOTUC-style redux of the Tcats will look amazing, it's just the act of getting them that will suuuuuuuuck.


 
 
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#29 Confuzor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

http://toynewsi.com/...art=60&sl=24997

 

Lion-O

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Jackalman
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Decrepit Mumm-Ra (Sub exclusive)
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#30 Dake

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:17 PM

All but the first link are Not Found/Forbidden.

 

Anyway, I knew they'd look great.


Edited by Dake, 10 July 2015 - 04:22 PM.

 
 
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#31 Confuzor

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

Yeah, forget that noise.

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(Can't Unsee: Lion-O's rockin some knarly mooseknuckle)


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:22 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:40 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.


Maybe me...though none of those really excite me. Let's see what happens if they get around to Cheetara or Pumyra.
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:59 PM

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.

 

Out of genuine curiosity, what are you looking for in a Thundercats "Classic" line?


 
 
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:08 PM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

 

I like the Mumm-ra, but I can do without Liono and Jackalman.  And honestly, I know what I said before, but I've seen pictures now and...if you can't make Thundercats that *I* would buy, you've done a terrible job.  I don't know where you will find a readier market than me.

 

Out of genuine curiosity, what are you looking for in a Thundercats "Classic" line?

 

 

Something not so ugly.  A 10-year-old made that Liono out of PlayDoh.  I think the eyebrows are the worst, but the hair on him and Jackalman looks really weird.



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:22 PM

My first thought was that was a little harsh, as the Four Horsemen are great sculptors.  But upon closer inspection, I do sorta see what you're talking about.  The hair striations are really oddly uniform on those sculpts, and don't look quite natural.

 

Otherwise, I don't really have much to add here any further than what's been said already.  I'm not a Thundercats fan in the least, never having seen the 80's cartoon, and only a few random eps of the new (cancelled) series.  I can definitely see how the sculpts are looking a little too MotU, though.  Don't remember Lion-O being quite that thick.  Probably Mattel's notorious cheapness at work again, forcing the use of MotU bucks again.



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

In my mind, Thundercats aren't He-Man.

The squat, muscle-bound disproportion of the MOTU bucks simply doesn't result in the kind of feline forms that I would like for Thundercats. Lion-O is a tall dude with long legs. This toy is not that.

That is a fair point. I could see a He-man buck being good for Panthro, but a slightly leaner look would be better for the rest. Tygra especially will look all wrong if he's that built.


 
 
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

I think they look great actually.

 

And while Mattel made a lot of mistakes, the new people in charge of the line seem to be a TON better than that giant nerd Toy Guru was.

 

I forgot to mention the subscription service will not only be spread out over the next four years, but it will involve an annual ad campaign that is equal parts wheedling, pleading and passive-aggressively blaming the consumer for not being dedicated-enough-fans-and-it's-all-your-fault-if-this-fails!

 

Now that the snivling Scott Nietlich is gone, that's not how they do things.

 

Also kudos for them showing pretty much all of what to expect in 2016.

 

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

That's good to hear!
 
 
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