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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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#501 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:50 PM

Yeah, anyone who dislikes She-ra's costume might just have really bad taste.

-ZacWilliam, now if they disliked original She-ra's dumb costume that's more understandable. :)

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

Yeah, anyone who dislikes She-ra's costume might just have really bad taste.

-ZacWilliam, now if they disliked original She-ra's dumb costume that's more understandable. :)

 

Personally, I'm not a big fan of the She-ra costume, at least its armourless form, but in the season 1 finally, she donned some armour which was gold, it looked a bit better, then I'm more into Adora general look, the show kind of treats She-ra as the power up form of Adora yet she never really does a great deal with that form.


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:07 PM

The bike shorts kinda look dumb.

 

Just give her pants.


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:59 PM

Looked like Mara had pants.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 02:09 AM

I'm sure if the bike shorts ever come up in a plot relevant way maybe I'll care more lol  



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:33 AM

Finally got a chance to watch them all.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 10:02 AM

given the current political discourse I can understand how you could see that in the characters, but I don't think that's got much to do with it. 

 

Catra has abandonment issues - it hasn't come up yet in the series, but hasn't anyone noticed that there aren't any more cat-persons around o_O.

 

and on top of that, she then gets discarded by her 'sister', 'Mother' and eventually even her would be father-figure ... all of whom have had a toxic effect on her. 

 

she isn't being political... she's being self-destructive. everyone is against her - so she's turned against everyone. If the roles were reversed, adora wouldn't have turned on the portal... none of the other characters would have... even Hordak didn't want to at that point... 

 

Catra's walked off the plank of sanity  - its why she was the only character that got the "broken" look in the time bubble ... it was a little on the nose -sure, but they still needed to put that in there for the character arc to work. 


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:23 AM


I've never seen a character summed up as succinctly as when Adora says, "Catra... Catra makes bad decisions."

-ZacWilliam, there have been tons of opportunities to be happy for her with Adora or with Scorpia and poor Catra is so scared and hurt and angry she can't ever take them.
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#509 wonko the sane?

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

Which is a crying shame because scorpia would be so good for catra's sense of self worth.
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:29 PM

yeah, but Catra is bad for Scorpia just as much as she is for Adora... Catra needs to fix Catra before she can be good for anyone... that's not what us shippers like to acknowledge lol, but it's very true for both of these relationships. 

 

You can just feel all of in how Scorpia reacts to seeing Catra stun rod Entrapta.



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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:58 PM

Scorpia absolutely deserves better.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:22 AM

Yeah, Catra was broken even before Adora went and got a magic sword and other friends. You can see it when Adora gets her promotion, she immediately goes into a funk and follows that up with stealing the skiff.



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Posted 08 August 2019 - 05:09 PM

not only does she have abandonment issues, she's tried to patch over with toxic replacement relationships, she's also got 2nd child syndrome and an inferiority complex despite her narcissistic coping mechanism.

 

she's a mess of duality - its no wonder she both loves and hates Adora    


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

I think Catra in season 3 sums up a lot of her problems nicely with this scene:

 

https://youtu.be/n5tBGuU_Mbc?t=85


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:38 PM

it's certainly a view of it from her perspective. But then again, what war is she talking about? the war to be Shadowweaver's favorite unofficial daughter? the battle to have solitary possession of Adora's allotment of friendship points? 

 

Anything she's had taken away from her, were things she assumed she had without question, things she deserved to be given even though nothing was formally ever hers - or were things she lost in the course of her own actions.

 

Catra lives a vary "me centric" life until it comes time to assign responsibility 

 

but with that said. Shadowweaver and Hordak aren't the best role models for constructing a functioning identity ... especially given what we've learned recently.


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 02:44 PM

Caught up.

 

I liked the first 4 episodes but the last 2 felt like a drawn out rehash of the season one episode where Catra and Adora get stuck reliving past memories. It doesn't help that I HATE these kinds of stories, especially the inevitable "I know in the new timeline you have no reason to know me, but everything about your life and family is wrong!!" drama moment...ugh.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:10 PM

I enjoy this show so much.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:08 AM

Excellent, excellent season.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:58 AM

while that's not impossible - its very unlikely, given that this series is drawing elements from a few places - Mara being a name taken from the "new adventures"  He-man continuity ... for example.

 

I'd like to think the 2 characters in your spoiler box do not in fact do that thing, only because it makes for more weird time line weirdness -if Adora's past isn't different this time around than it was originally - given what that would suggest is going on elsewhere to another character right now off screen. 





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