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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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#841 Powered Convoy

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

Yeah I like the 3 pack myself as the figures look pretty cool (particularly the blue guy).

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jan 16 2013, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The figures are ~$40 after tax/shipping.

I'm not against female figures, but they need to be quintessential and/or cool.
Shadow Weaver, Catra, Scorpina, Octavia, Queen Angela, even Glimmer. I'm down for those. Star Sisters, Frosta, and Netossa? Not so much.

But I agree. There are way more holes that need to be filled before the lines dies than warrant the likes of Netossa.


Frosta I do not consider that bad a choice, she at least has her fans and at least has some exposure thanks to her being in one of the original PoP toy commercials. Glimmer not being done at all so far is a huge mystery, she is a simple character to do, and one of the core cast PoP characters. I know they want to space things out a bit, but I also do not see people going crazy to track her down either, even with a show accurate head.

Hell, even Casta-a-Spella would have been a better choice then Netossa, at least she is visually interesting and is Shadow Weaver's rival.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:34 AM

Cue Hostage Negotiating

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With crap like this I find it so hard to believe Mattel is the #1 Toy Company in the world. It's obviously in spite of their staff not because of it.

Unless Matty Collector is where they send the stupid execs to die.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

Makes me want to slap him every time I see him in person. icon-megs.gif icon-fire.gif

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

There is a rather lengthy threat at He-man.org about this one. Very few are for less decoes and accessories. Some are for less packaging, but far more are against that (both the MOC people and the non-MOC who realize that taking away cardbacks would drive away the MOC people).

Basically, it's nearly unanimous that we are tired of being gouged on shipping. Especially when they are seeing things like this:
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My netossa was shipped to me UPS ground for over 14$. I then ADDED weight and reshipped in the exact same box UPS ground and it cost 6.39$.

Explain to me why they get charged so much more.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:40 AM

Scott's a really nice guy in person. But yeah, I don't really get stuff like this. It just gets the collectors riled up and freaked out, and nothing positive ever comes of it.

As a lot of people in the original thread said, what Matty really needs to look into is why their shipping charges are so exorbitant. Find a way to trim that, and you've made the figures a whole lot more affordable for folks.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 18 2013, 01:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cue Hostage Negotiating

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With crap like this I find it so hard to believe Mattel is the #1 Toy Company in the world. It's obviously in spite of their staff not because of it.

Unless Matty Collector is where they send the stupid execs to die.


Somehow it's still Barbie and Hot Wheels. I don't know what their fan bases are like (in regards to general attitudes), but they are the bread and butter.

I really want to give Scott the benefit of the doubt - I think he's in a horrible position. If he weren't a fan he could say screw it, but he winds up trying to play both sides and will inevitably wind up pissing everyone off. I don't know how he doesn't have an ulcer the size of a grapefruit.

But yeah - the shipping is the biggest problem and that's the comment I left as well. Figure out how to get the shipping back down to the eight dollar mark and have it not take two weeks to arrive and I'll be happier.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Well, now there's a "poll" of sorts on Heman.org. In a nutshell, "Why you no buy?!"

You can choose one reason and one reason only, though apparently people have been writing in some fairly in depth responses for "other".

I chose shipping. It truly is the final straw for me. The service is slow and expensive and it puts what I still feel is a fairly reasonably-priced (for what it is - a limited run, detailed collectible) figure into the realm of being too much.
 
 
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

I went with shipping too.

I buy a lot of Deluxe sized figures for around $30 but I don't (and wouldn't) pay $10+ shipping for each one.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

The 200X series is finally on Netflix, although split up into three entries of thirteen episodes each for some reason...
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And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Hmmm, might have to try it.
 
 
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

MOTUC images leaked early!
 
 
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

I like the lineup.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Not me. I will probably still buy the sub, but there better be some non-Filmation stuff in there. I'll give this stuff a chance when they come in, but I want to see some more variety.


edit: I will say though, I am happy with NA He-Man, Mantenna and CG. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:50 PM

Wish I could afford that Greyskull.

Want NA Heman for nostalgia. Mantegna is interesting.

Everyone else:

1) I have no idea who they are ( ok Castaspella is a She-Ra but the rest? Shrug.)

2) I would like that they were weird "new" MoTU fantasy characters IF this was a $15 retail line. At $30+shipping or whatever, weird new is not enough.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

Icer, Batros and Shakoti are all from the original Filmation cartoon. They're the equivalent of us getting ... probably Devcon, since Icer and Batros were only in one ep apiece, and I'm not sure if Shakoti was in both parts of "House of Shakoti".

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

Except for maybe Mantenna (and that's a big maybe), none of these are forty dollar figures.
 
 
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:18 AM

I wonder how much of gray skull isn't going to make production?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:14 AM

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-ZacWilliam, really want a matching Skelator for NA Man.


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