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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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#161 NightViper

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Yeah they all reuse existing engineering. Prime and Bee are the Legion Class transformations, Starscream is the Generations Legends Class transformation. Megatron does actually transform very much like Wreckage with the addition of the tilting ankles to fold them against the side of the tank.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:07 PM

The packaging is certainly the same design used for the 2014 Legion versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Starscream (and later Grimlock, Strafe and Megatron). So Wiki-wise, they go on the Transformers (2014) page, yes?

I concur.



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:09 AM

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So, nicely resolving the "are these somehow the same toyline as the old 2014 Classic Legions?" business, looks like the "Transformers Authentics" name from the leaked slides will be on the final toys' instructions.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:36 AM

The 2015 releases of the Legions came in packaging resembling then-concurrent Generations packaging but replaced "Generations" with "Authentic".
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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 08:38 AM

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So, nicely resolving the "are these somehow the same toyline as the old 2014 Classic Legions?" business, looks like the "Transformers Authentics" name from the leaked slides will be on the final toys' instructions.


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#166 LV!

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:39 AM

From his first cigarette to his last dying day.



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

That Starscream is much more not-bad than he has any not-unright to be.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

If all the designs on this Optimus Prime cover are Evergreen designs (all the ones we know about are represented here, plus some other guys), then Ironhide is now black like in the movies.

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:28 PM

evergreenwheeljack.png (Windblade and Wheeljack just look like they always do, but neither of them ever really stray far design-wise, so)

 

 


Edited by Walky, 22 October 2017 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:31 PM

There's two more sets of legs back there, but they're not as easy to identify.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

As someone who enjoys seeing different redesigns and artistic interpretations of characters, I'm depressed at the idea that Hasbro is going to force these on everything.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:40 PM

It certainly makes it easier on Hasbro, though. They won't have to worry that they made the wrong version of G1 Trailbreaker or whatever.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:47 PM

As someone who enjoys seeing different redesigns and artistic interpretations of characters, I'm depressed at the idea that Hasbro is going to force these on everything.

 

Don't worry, Power of the Primes is ignoring these designs to give us a nigh-MP10 Optimus Prime instead of this.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:50 PM

Though Ironhide isn't red, I am definitely here for marketing-mandated G1 toy sticker details on his knees.  (which seem to be his truck mode tail lights now)



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

If all the designs on this Optimus Prime cover are Evergreen designs (all the ones we know about are represented here, plus some other guys), then Ironhide is now black like in the movies.

 

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Are we sure he's not just in the shadows?



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:56 PM

 

If all the designs on this Optimus Prime cover are Evergreen designs (all the ones we know about are represented here, plus some other guys), then Ironhide is now black like in the movies.

 

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Are we sure he's not just in the shadows?

 

 

 

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pretty sure



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:58 PM

I'm okay with black Ironhide.   I'd much rather go back in time and change Windblade's colors, but I'll take black Ironhide as an acceptable alternative to having another mostly-red mainstay autobot.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:06 PM

Ironhide's blackness probably has more to do with his film version than Windblade's existence!



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

I'm not saying it did, I'm just saying I greatly dislike how much solid red we got bouncing around on screen now.  The Autobots are slowly turning into a Super Sentai anniversary episode.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

This is what you all get for not voting us a green and gold Cashtron.





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