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@  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?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

Robots are coming....

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2019 - 07:14 PM)

my nephew showed me the cuphead rap, and now it's stuck in my head...

@  Hg Dragon : (12 August 2019 - 07:07 PM)

Hershey squirts. AKA diarrhea


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#1 Cybersnark

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

So it looks like Servo, of all bots, is getting his movie out before Bumblebee.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:28 PM

So it's basically Short Circuit but with a robot dog?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

Yes

 

It's the kind of film I'll see on TV on a Sunday evening and probably end up watching and enjoying, but no desire to go out and see it.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:06 AM

So it's basically Short Circuit but with a robot dog?

To be fair, that is already less "basically Short Circuit" than Chappie, and will probably also be a better movie. X ]


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:22 AM

why would you build a robot anything with teeth like that?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:17 AM

why would you build a robot anything with teeth like that?

Cause it's based off the micheal bay source material and that man is a psychopath.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

oh is that why this clearly has a Sam and Megan Fox in it? 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:41 AM

Well, Bay doesn't design them, he asks other people to - Steve Jung, Wesley Burt, Josh Nizzi, and Furio Tedeschi for a few who've designed bestial bots for the movies specifically. 

 

It's kinda interesting in terms of the design language, because they've definitely started from the TF look but tried to replace the "alien" aspect with cues from real human technology. The legs look like molded athletic gear, the eyes are more solid and have simple geometric lids that resemble those of real-life robots, there aren't so many deep gaps between plates of armor or twisted, sculpted surfaces. The plates along his back and neck use a little too much TransformersTM chunk, to say nothing of the weathering that's meant to hint at old and battle-hardened robots, neither of which this guy is (it's not very convincing as damage from a single event.) 

 

I think where Bay's robots give you a weird fractal effect, so that you're really aware of many layers of techy bits built up on one another without any continuous "surface" or "skin" layer, this guy's design wants to go a little ways toward feeling like solid musculature, but not quite far enough to feel like a dog in an Iron Man suit. 

 

But yeah, the magic blender blades in his mouth definitely stand out a little. Of course, if it was Transformers, the spinning blades would themselves be made of many tiny interlocking knives that would move around and make shick-chick noises. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:45 AM

Oh hey there Selena Gomez.  Nice to see your acting career is going strong.

 

Ironbite-where did this moving come from?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

That's not Selena Gomez. Not all young Latinas are Selena Gomez.

Doesn't look bad, but not something I'd go see. Definitely aims for a younger crowd than Transformer films cater to.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

Totally not Selena Gomez.    it is Becky G (which does stand for Gomez, but not related), aka Trini from last year's Power Rangers movie.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

EVEN BETTER!

 

Ironbite-I like Becky G.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

That nightmare mouth of his made me think this was going to be a horror or dystopian film or something (I'm immediately reminded of the robot dog from Fahrenheit 451), but then they keep going on about friendship...

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

I think I've already seen this.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

I heard the robot dog is really just a monkey in a suit.


 
 
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:49 AM

I heard the robot dog is really just a monkey in a suit.

Could you maybe be more specific, cause the internet is made up of monkey's in suits. Government too.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

I think I've already seen this.

 

[Monster Trucks]

 

Here's the thing though. If this is what sci-fi Herbie looks like in [%currentyear], then Bumblebee is just part of the trend.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

 

I think I've already seen this.

 

[Monster Trucks]

 

Here's the thing though. If this is what sci-fi Herbie looks like in [%currentyear], then Bumblebee is just part of the trend.

 

Bumblebee basically restarted that trend back in 2007.  That's all the first half of the '07 movie is anyway.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:48 AM

Also true.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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