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@  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

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Scioli Cybertron has a paradox machine courtesy of Lord Umbra, a defence against Unicronus.

@  Pennpenn : (12 August 2019 - 09:16 AM)

Hershey Squirts? Is this going to be one of those questions it turns out I don't want to know the answer to?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2019 - 01:16 AM)

Breaking news from ALTernity Today: planet-monster found dead of OD

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2019 - 01:15 AM)

Someone should tell multiversal Unicron to consume the reality of Scioli Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 August 2019 - 12:58 AM)

Lithone got its revenge. It gave the Chaos Bringer the Hershey Squirts.

@  Steevy Maximus : (11 August 2019 - 08:08 PM)

I guess the upcoming film "Don't Let Go" is a remake of Frequency but with cell phones instead of HAM radios?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2019 - 03:58 PM)

Lithone took a nibble first.

@  unluckiness : (11 August 2019 - 04:05 AM)

The time has come. Execute Patch 6.6

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2019 - 02:57 AM)

This is why the Jedi had to be so brutally nerfed.


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#481 Betty Nor

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:34 PM

Well, to be fair, it's only a part of the 30th Anniversary subscription and not the normal one.

Even so, it still sucks.

#482 Onyx Minor

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:05 PM

I wanted an extra Stinkor. Oh well, just added a pre-order for him from BBTS. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

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There was a character called 'Slush-Head'? He-Man had all the best character names. icon-fire.gif


Very true. icon-fire.gif


I was never a NA fan but I hafta admit that Slush Head looks great.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:33 PM

Mekaneck! Looks great!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ May 18 2012, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mekaneck! Looks great!

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I remember loving Mechaneck as a kid. I'm... no longer quite sure why... I guess the mirrored glasses and twisting gimick was just fun...


-ZacWilliam, some MotU I love just as much as in my childhood, this design, viewed outside the nostalgia buble, is so darn silly...
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:08 PM

Hurray for Mekaneck!!

Here's hopeing Matty doesn't screw him up somehow. icon-wildride.gif

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 18 2012, 06:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ May 18 2012, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mekaneck! Looks great!

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I remember loving Mechaneck as a kid. I'm... no longer quite sure why... I guess the mirrored glasses and twisting gimick was just fun...


-ZacWilliam, some MotU I love just as much as in my childhood, this design, viewed outside the nostalgia buble, is so darn silly...

Never paid any attention to it as a kid, but the crazy designs have pulled me in as an adult. ?The Four Horsemen do amazing things with them. ?Slushhead arrived. ?He is made of fun.



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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

Slush Head's bio makes him sound foul, so I thought I would muck him up a bit, and add translucent resin (Monster Kolor clear coat) to his noggin:





He's a great sculpt.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

That's pretty cool. I really didn't have any interest in this figure, but your version takes it up a notch.

For those interested, Matty has their SDCC voucher sale going on right now.
 
 
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#490 Betty Nor

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:09 PM

Here's another sneak preview of an upcoming quarterly figure.

Colour me unenthused.

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#491 Onyx Minor

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

I like it! I am warming up to getting all the classic figures redone, since we know it will have to happen before we can get any real 200X designs beyond characters unique to that series.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

Yeah I like it. It was the one Skeletor variant I didn't have as a kid (I had all the He-Man ones).

Interesting how he uses the Skeletor skirt loin part (I figured they would have used it on BA Skelly too despite only the first one having it originally) and the newer boots (I forget who first had them, Clawful?).

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:50 PM

I think the new shins and forearms both debuted with Kobra Khan.
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#494 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 04:06 AM

Says the backpack is removable, but will it look like he's doing anything but being a backpack when you do?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:13 AM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Jun 7 2012, 12:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the new shins and forearms both debuted with Kobra Khan.

You are correct sir! icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:30 AM

Hmmm. Dragon Blaster Skeletor was one of my favorites as a kid. I'm WAAAAYYY more interested in that than any of the other figures they've been offering lately.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:08 AM

Dragons are always red on Eternia it seems.

Dragon Blast Skeletor's dragon (was red on the original figure and is here too).

Granamyr was red on the cartoon (and green in the comics - his Classics coloration was voted on at SDCC with red winning)

Draego Man is red.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:22 AM


Hmm... For whatever reason Dragon Blast Skeletor has never caught me, even back in the day.

Had the original H and S and the Battle Armor versions of both. And Thunder Punch Heman. I remember being really impressed by Terror Claw Skelator as a kid, but never owning it.

Though looking at them now Dragon Blast probably has a cooler costume than midriff baring Terror Claw, but my nostalgia will not be undone.


-ZacWilliam, is it wrong that I really want more New Adventures figures? He-man and the Skelator whose head was in a box especially...
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#499 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Jun 7 2012, 08:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, is it wrong that I really want more New Adventures figures? He-man and the Skelator whose head was in a box especially...

Nope, I know I do.

They seem to be doing them in order though, so we may have to wait until Terror Claws/Flying Fists and then the Euro only laser ones before we get the first NA He-Man & Skeletor (which wasn't the box head one).

Though I've heard rumors the NA ones are on the short list of variants coming so...

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:44 PM

This conversation has made me have to look them up. It looks like we had the regular NA He-Man but only the Disks of Doom (Head in a Box) Skelator. So those are the two I really want.


-ZacWilliam, and the line MUST conform to my specific nostalgia!

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