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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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#1 CastletonSnob

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 07:25 PM

Could G5 be as popular as G4 was, or was G4 lightning in a bottle?



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 09:25 PM

I think g5 has a chance to be as popular as g4 is 'now' but not anything like g4 'was' 



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:48 AM

Dude, I realize you want discussion but really? How the hell are we to know? We know NOTHING about it yet.

 

Hell why stop here? Do you all think Gen 6 or 7 will be good? 

 

I base this off of nothing, but Gen 8 will suck, but don't worry they'll have an interesting idea for Gen 9.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:11 AM

G8's gimmick of humans magically transforming into ponies was not really as bad as it was made out to be, it was the over-reliance on recurring villains with dull characterization that really dragged it down.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 12:24 PM

Who knows, really.

 

It also depends if you're looking at popularity in terms of:  Adult nerds being into the show?  Or kids being into the show?  Or kids buying the toys (whether they're into the show or not)?

 

Like, Shopkins has flown under the radar of most nerds--I don't know much about it myself beyond "cute anthro food" and I don't think they have a show.  (Maybe webisodes?  Idk.)  BUT Shopkins were the "it" toy a couple years ago for kids.  After that it was L.O.L. Surprise and Hatchimals.  Not sure what it is at the moment . . . Probably something to do with sparkly "poop" because I see a lot of poop-themed toys on the shelves.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

The short answer is ha ha no; the longer answer is it depends.

If it tries to fill the void left by G4's end it will fail, because they can't recreate the circumstances that made G4 a phenomenon. G4 struck at just the right time. Somehow we were just ready for all that. It was wild.

G5's best hope is that it instead fills a different void that already exists, especially one we don't know we're waiting for something to fill.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

G8's gimmick of humans magically transforming into ponies was not really as bad as it was made out to be, it was the over-reliance on recurring villains with dull characterization that really dragged it down.

And really, they only do it so they can mule kick the bad guys. It's right up there with teenage mutant ninja turtles never actually using their signature weapons.


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:34 PM

G8's gimmick of humans magically transforming into ponies was not really as bad as it was made out to be, it was the over-reliance on recurring villains with dull characterization that really dragged it down.

And really, they only do it so they can mule kick the bad guys. It's right up there with teenage mutant ninja turtles never actually using their signature weapons.

Yeah! Thank goodness no one was stupid enough to try and make a movie like that. That would be almost as bad as stopping everything for an impromptu Vanilla Ice concert!
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

Well see that's the thing that makes me mad about Gen 9. It took the same concept just instead of the kids merging with their pony partner near the end of the series, they simply became the ponies right away. But Nooooooooo everyone got all upset that "They didn't have the pony companion angle" which is apparently the cornerstone of the property.

 

Nevermind My Little Pony Frontier had great characters and excellent development on them. NO, the entire thing apparently sucks because they didn't each have a pony partner.

 

While here I was wanting this to happen since the first damn time they did this, so I loved the hell out of it. *crosses arms and pouts*


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:37 PM

Mlp frontier was a straight up rip off of the 12th season of steven universe. Granted, it was awesome season, so it made frontier pretty good, but still.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 06:46 AM

Mlp frontier was a straight up rip off of the 12th season of steven universe. Granted, it was awesome season, so it made frontier pretty good, but still.

If you ask me, they need to end that show, it's really gotten redundant. They showrunners have clearly run out of ideas.

 

Imagine if G4 had done that. Yikes.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:01 AM

Can we all just agree that Frontier never existed and move on? I still get nightmares.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:05 AM

Renamoondancer from Tamers is still the best Princess 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:02 AM

That's a small hurdle. Renamoondancer was the only thing that made Tamers worth watching. I'm surprised it made it out of the first season. It tried too hard to be G4 and it's only because of Renamoondancer that I'll say it's even slightly better than Frontier.

I will say though, the Universe series was pure awesome. It was like the perfect mix of all previous generations. A little G8 heavy, sure. But at least Renamoondancer finally got to interact with other characters more her style.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:08 AM

Can we all just agree that Frontier never existed and move on? I still get nightmares.

Real talk, Frontier is probably my favorite Digimon series, but I really hate the concept of 'collectible monsters'

 

I don't want to be standing there watching a monster fight that I give orders to. -I- want to be the one fighting. I just do not get this appeal of being basically a cheerleader for the creature.

 

Since the first season I was like: "Why can't the kids just become the digimon and fight?" And I finally got it, so I'm happy. Also given it focused entirely on the children I thought the character development we got was great and engaging.

 

However I have still yet to see Tamers due to a bunch of nonsense making it impossible for me to see it. Wish I had binged it when it was on Netflix. I'm fairly certain it's been removed by now.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:47 AM

Oh...wait...those are actual names of actual series? Geeze! I honestly thought you guys were pulling names out of your ass. I've never even watched Digimon.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

come on now 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:26 AM

All in favor of tying Caldwin up and forcing him to binge Digimon until he's all caught up?

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:57 AM

I'm more of a Pokemon guy.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

>_> 





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