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@  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!

@  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?


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:54 PM

http://www.thestar.c...rand/?style=biz

 

 

 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Star’s Cityneon secures rights to use Transformers brand

Star Media Group Bhd’s Cityneon Holdings Ltd has secured the rights to use the Transformers brand, which is a major international household name in the entertainment world.

 
 

PETALING JAYA: Star Media Group Bhd’s Cityneon Holdings Ltd has secured the rights to use the Transformers brand, which is a major international household name in the entertainment world.

The Singapore-listed Cityneon said on Wednesday its unit Dayspring Entertainment Pte Ltd had sealed an agreement with Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro International, Inc. relating to the Transformer brand.

Under the agreement, Dayspring has the exclusive rights to use the Transformers brand for the development, staging, production, promotion, and advertisement of the exhibits.

Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan). The first exhibition is expected to be opened in 2016.

“Dayspring is also able to develop and manufacture merchandises based on the exhibits, and the right to advertise and sell such merchandises at the identified venues. The exclusive right is for period until June 30, 2023,” it said.

This follows Cityneon’s success in securing the rights to provide exhibition services of characters from comic book giant Marvel earlier this year.

On Sept 30, Cityneon, which is a leading provider of solutions for interior architecture, experiential environment, events and exhibitions, completed a S$21mil (RM59mil) deal with Philadelphia Investments Ltd to acquire the entire share capital of Victory Hill.

Victory Hill holds the rights to operate, market and promote the Marvel exhibits for display in museums and science centres or other similar venues.

Iconic Marvel characters include the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, which were popularised by the movie The Avengers.

Separately, Victory Hill Exhibitions chief executive officer and president Ron Tan said the group is honoured to be able to partner with Hasbro for the global rights to launch the Transformers experience in different parts of the world.

“We have witnessed how both Transformers movies 3 and 4 grossed more than us$1bil (RM4.4bil) in its tickets sales globally, as well as the reception towards the Transformers franchise by all age groups and in all corners of the world.”

On the reason for the acquisition of Victory Hill, Cityneon had said earlier this year that it had “always been hunting for interesting and complementary plays to add to its business mix”.

“Other than increasing our global footprint and diversifying our revenue streams, the board is convinced that the acquisition of Victory Hill will bring us to a new level of providing exhibition services and add significant value to our global offering,” said non-executive chairman Lew Weng Ho in a statement in April.

 


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:58 PM

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:59 PM

 

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.

 

The Children's Museum exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana that the Allspark covered a while back.

 

That's got to be the exclusion reason, plus TakaraTomy in Japan.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

...Ooookay.  Are they using "convention" and "exhibition" interchangeably here?  And Indianapolis is excluded?

 

Huh.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

Oh. That makes sense.

 

In any case it kinda-sorta makes sense that this might be related to Cybertron Con? Most of these things aren't really cons, though.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:07 PM

http://www.thestar.c...rand/?style=biz

 

“Dayspring is also able to develop and manufacture merchandises based on the exhibits, and the right to advertise and sell such merchandises at the identified venues. The exclusive right is for period until June 30, 2023,” it said.

 

I wonder what this entails exactly.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:13 PM

I wonder what any part of this means. I feel like I'm trying to read spaghetti.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:14 PM

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:21 PM

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

Randy

It would be an impressive dick move for Hasbro to go, "We're going to work together closer than ever!  Look at all this cool early stuff you can use!  By the way, we're yanking your license next year kthnxbye!"


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:28 PM

 

If this means the end of BotCon and the TCC, then I think we as fans have lost a lot.  As surely these exhibitions will be catered to a much broader audience.

 

Randy

It would be an impressive dick move for Hasbro to go, "We're going to work together closer than ever!  Look at all this cool early stuff you can use!  By the way, we're yanking your license next year kthnxbye!"

 

 

I think a global deal with a big company like CityNeon has little concern about any improved cooperation between the Hasbro Transformers Team and Fun Publications.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:39 PM

That said, it looks like Cityneon is only acting through Victory Hill, which specializes in exactly what they say up there - exhibitions like Avengers Station.  So I'm back to thinking this probably doesn't actually cross over Botcon territory any more so than Transformers The Ride did with Evac.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

Yeah, it sounds like it's more exhibition stuff like the Museum exhibit and not Botcon type stuff.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:57 PM

 

 

 


Cityneon said the exhibitions will be at approved venues in the world (excluding the city of Indianapolis, Indiana and Japan).

 

Well that's odd.

 

The Children's Museum exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana that the Allspark covered a while back.

 

That's got to be the exclusion reason, plus TakaraTomy in Japan.

 

As a resident of Indianapolis, this has me totally confused.  Why would the Children's Museum's exhibit of Transformers have anything to do with a show/convention?  This makes little sense to me.  I look forward to more clarification in the future. 



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:58 PM

Yeah, I'm not seeing any real overlap. I suspect Botcon's safe.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

If BotCon and the TCC are gone due to this agreement, it's we as fans who have really lost out.

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

You said that, almost verbatim, with a couple more words added on the end on the previous page. You also have ties to Fun Publications, and aren't exactly an impartial party.​ please disregard

 

That said, I do agree with you. I don't think any replacement would be quite as ambitious within the limitation of retools and redecoes with the occasional ridiculous tooling expense, and many aspects of the media they produce are extremely enjoyable.


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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

Is there not room for both? Convention and exhibit are not the same things.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:19 PM

First, why is this announcement tied to the name "Cybertron Con"?  That name isn't mentioned in the press release.

 

Second, it sounds like an entirely different sort of thing than Botcon.  I doubt it has any impact.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:20 PM

You said that, almost verbatim, with a couple more words added on the end on the previous page. You also have ties to Fun Publications, and aren't exactly an impartial party.

What ties are you referring to?  If being friends with people who work from FunPub is "ties to Fun Publications" then a lot of us have ties to them.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 04:22 PM

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