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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 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:52 AM

If only Mako was still alive to play Uncle Iroh, alas...


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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.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 12:04 PM

Wow, this will either be really great or really terrible.
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#23 wonko the sane?

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 12:18 PM

But animation suited the story so well.

 

Then again, netflix isn't exactly known for half assing their native content. I suppose as long as shamalan isn't involved at all, it could be decent.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 01:38 PM

Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino are helming this one.
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Posted 18 September 2018 - 03:34 PM

I don't know how to feel about this. It's going to be a series? I think I might be more interested in seeing a second shot at doing the story as live-action movies than as an actual, regular TV-style show. 



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:27 PM

My interest is piqued.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:38 PM

A buddy of mine at work loaned me his bluray set of avatar. The whole family watched it together and really enjoyed it. I started watching Kora, but I am not that far into it.


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:52 PM

This news gets a "Single Raised Eyebrow" for me til we can see what its actually going to look like.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:43 PM

I started watching Kora, but I am not that far into it.

That show get much better in its third and fourth arcs.


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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.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:54 AM

I'm sure folks are going to go about white washing again. I'm glad that the original creators are involved.

Though I'd actually want a NEW series from them, not a retelling of the old series. Like, they'll NEVER get the proper comic timing of Sokka and Toph into live action translation. Maybe they'll do some new technique.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 06:49 AM

Part of the "heart" of the series was the way that animation can make emotions and facial expressions more noticeable and evocative. I am highly skeptical they can find enough good child actors to make this work.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:38 PM

I feel like the white-washing comment is refering to something specific. Am I missing something?
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 06:48 PM

I feel like the white-washing comment is refering to something specific. Am I missing something?

 

The M. Night Shyamalan film. It's understandable if you've blocked out all memory of it; I'm sure most people wish they could.



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 09:49 PM

What movie? There's no Avatar movie. No, none whatsoever!


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:17 PM

What movie? There's no Avatar movie. No, none whatsoever!

James Cameron would disagree. :p


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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.

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:32 PM

Hrm, between the original being essentially perfect as it is and live-action remakes of cartoons rarely (if ever) adding anything of value, it's hard for me to be really excited about this.



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 01:34 AM

 

What movie? There's no Avatar movie. No, none whatsoever!

James Cameron would disagree. :p

 

 

I don't remember that one either. Didn't that guy make a Titanic movie?


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 07:49 AM

Hrm, between the original being essentially perfect as it is and live-action remakes of cartoons rarely (if ever) adding anything of value, it's hard for me to be really excited about this.

I'm kind of interested in seeing it just to see whom they cast for the roles, and how they adapt the combat scenes, and what they choose to edit in the story.


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Posted 21 September 2018 - 09:53 AM

Hmm, I'm going to bring up the success of Crazy Rich Asians. Perhaps that is a new factor in the casting.

But again, i know they're not suppose to reflect real life but, er, who were the races kinda, sorta, suppose to be again? Culture similarities wise?

Air Nomads - Chinese?
Water Tribe - Inuit?
Fire Nation - Japanese? Mongols?
Earth Kingdom - er, Chinese? Mayan?

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:07 AM

Air Nomads = mainly Tibetan (the Dalai Lama's real name is Tenzin Gyatso)
Water Tribes = mainly Inuit
Fire Nation = mainly Japanese (island nation)
Earth Kingdom = mainly China (large, ethnically/politically diverse)

There were other influences, of course (the Fire Nation also had elements of Korean & Vietnamese architecture and design, the Cajun-influenced swamp-benders were originally from the Water Tribe, the Sun Tribe were generically Central-American but also had some Cambodian influence by way of Angkor Wat, etc), but those were the main ones.

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