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@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!


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#1 Monzo

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:49 PM

These just cropped up on the US government patent and trademark site. Hasbro is applying to register the following trademarks...

Rom the Spaceknight for toys: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694074

Rom the Spaceknight for entertainment services (TV shows, etc): http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694073

Rom the Spaceknight for printed goods: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694075

Rom the Spaceknight for.. uh... I'm not entirely sure, but the category is normally used for video games: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694079

There are also four more applications that mirror these, but are just "Rom" instead of "Rom the Spaceknight".

Rom for toys: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694078
Rom for entertainment services: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694076
Rom for printed goods: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694077
Rom for (possibly) video games: http://tarr.uspto.go...;entry=76694071

For anyone who is confused, this is Rom.

#2 Chris McFeely

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:05 PM

For the love of CRAP, please let this somehow lead to an ESSENTIAL ROM.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:14 PM

Oh did this finally get figured out?

Last I heard Toy Biz wanted to use ROM in Marvel Legends but the trademark was tied up or no one knew who owned it or something. icon-wildride.gif

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:15 PM

Oh...your...god.

I am delighted!

That almost makes up for the day I've had.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Nov 17 2008, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh did this finally get figured out?

Last I heard Toy Biz wanted to use ROM in Marvel Legends but the trademark was tied up or no one knew who owned it or something. icon-wildride.gif


I'm betting the problem was that the comic was made to advertise the ROM toy, which was made by Parker Brothers, which is owned by Hasbro.

As such, shouldn't this be in General?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:35 PM

Rom's a comic character, so...

Also, cool. I guess. I don't really know Rom. At all.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 09:20 PM


It is the 30th anniversary, but... are there that many people who care?

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:26 PM

lots of Marvel Fans, who have wanted to see the spaceknights resurrected in comic and toy form.

that, and Hasbro owns Marvel Legends, so could we see a ML Rom in the near future?



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Posted 18 November 2008 - 12:55 AM

...No f***in' way. I don't believe it. That said, I'd love to see a ML Rom.
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#10 Boltax

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:55 AM

Here's hoping they can use the Dire Wraiths as well -- since Rom is pretty much useless without them.

My bet is someone wanted the film rights -- or Hasbro's looking to sell them. It seems like too much effort just for a Marvel Legends figure -- why would you even bother to untangle that legal mess without something as big as a film in the works? Not to mention all those trademarks -- computer game? print? Sounds like they're gearing up for a film!

Not a film where they're expecting an enormous amount of merchandising potential though -- or you'd expect even more Trademarks.

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(Maybe it'll be a Marvel/Hasbro joint venture... whatever the case, we need the damned wraiths.)

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:15 AM

QUOTE(Boltax @ Nov 18 2008, 04:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here's hoping they can use the Dire Wraiths as well -- since Rom is pretty much useless without them.

My bet is someone wanted the film rights -- or Hasbro's looking to sell them. It seems like too much effort just for a Marvel Legends figure -- why would you even bother to untangle that legal mess without something as big as a film in the works? Not to mention all those trademarks -- computer game? print? Sounds like they're gearing up for a film!

Not a film where they're expecting an enormous amount of merchandising potential though -- or you'd expect even more Trademarks.

--Boltax.
(Maybe it'll be a Marvel/Hasbro joint venture... whatever the case, we need the damned wraiths.)

Dire wraiths might still be Marvel, as Toy Biz did a figure.

#12 Chris McFeely

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:20 AM

The Dire Wraiths were a Marvel creation, so there shouldn't be any sort of issue with them. I'm fairly sure they've made several appearances in other comics since Rom ended. (Fun fact: Dire Wraiths are magic Skrulls. True!)

#13 Boltax

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:53 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Nov 18 2008, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Dire Wraiths were a Marvel creation, so there shouldn't be any sort of issue with them. I'm fairly sure they've made several appearances in other comics since Rom ended. (Fun fact: Dire Wraiths are magic Skrulls. True!)


Yeah, that's the problem though, innit?

HASBRO is registering these trademarks... but do THEY own the Dire Wraiths? The NAME Dire Wraith came from Parker Brothers... so there's a bit of legal ambiguity there. But what's the use of Rom, in terms of fiction, if he doesn't have the Wraiths? It makes it seem strange that they're doing these multi-media trademarks.

--Boltax.

#14 Chris McFeely

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:08 AM

Oh. Yes. Ha! I forgot what we were even talking about... I was thinking about the viability of an Essential Rom! icon-fire.gif

(SERIOUSLY, MAKE IT HUGGING HAPPEN.)

Edited by Chris McFeely, 18 November 2008 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:19 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Nov 17 2008, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is the 30th anniversary, but... are there that many people who care?


Yes. And we are mighty.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Nov 18 2008, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(Fun fact: Dire Wraiths are magic Skrulls. True!)


Marvel is bringing back ROM and the Dire Wraiths to end Secret Invasion! icon-fire.gif

#17 The Predaking

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:16 PM

Somewhere is a sealed baggie at my parent's house, is the first issue of ROM.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Mecha KJ @ Nov 18 2008, 05:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dire wraiths might still be Marvel, as Toy Biz did a figure.


The Toybiz Dire Wraith figure was sculpted, but never actually came out.

http://www.actionfig.../marxblog/?p=16

(Please ignore the excessive stupidity/lack of research in the article otherwise.)

Anyway, the Dire Wraiths were mentioned in the original promotion video that Parker Brothers sent to Marvel, meaning that they were the ones who came up with the concept of them (at least so far as "shape-changing evil magicians"). You can see that promo video here:

http://www.stonefoun...nt.com/rom.html

(It's actually pretty neat, in a late-70s way).

Of course, the Parker Brothers Dire Wraith toy never came out, either, so it may have been wildly different from the "true form" seen in the comics... it kind of makes me wonder if Marvel wasn't actually allowed to keep using the Dire Wraiths when their ROM license ran out, though.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 06:05 PM

Interesting. I guess the appearance of the space knights in Annihilation was no coincidence.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:39 PM

i remember ROM when i was a kid and though he was cool, but where did his popular come from?