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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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#1661 Powered Convoy

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 10:13 AM

 

Got Lizardman yesterday.  Glad to finally have him, but what a terrible figure he is.  Way too tall, iffy sculpt, static tail.  Yuck.

 

Randy

 

Dang. I was considering to get him. Despite the silly name (he has the name of his species, much like the Thundercats mutants) he looked promising.

 

As far as I know, my opinion isn't a common one.  Most people seem to really like him.

 

 

Aw, I don't think that's true. I met Scott a bunch of times at various shows, and he always came off as really loving MOTU. Whether his particular way of acting on that rubbed people the wrong way or not, I wouldn't doubt his sincerity or passion.

I would agree.  I didn't like a good portion of the things he did (or even seeing his face :D), but you could definitely tell he was passionate about the line and loved the things he was doing.

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 08:06 PM

:)



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:54 AM

:)



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

Dear Mattel:  

Please make a Prince Adam figure with proper damn ankle joints.  This was the only figure that I absolutely wanted from this line, and it's the one that you screwed up the worst with your "quality control."



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

Well, that was fairly enraging. I was logged in for Early Access on the Spirit of Grayskull figure right on time, went through the checkout process, and got an error message that didn't explain what the error was (whatever it was, it was on their side, since my credit card info was saved on their system from all of my previous orders). It happened three more times before the figure sold out. Next chance to order without lucking into the five-minute chase figure sales window: December! Awesome.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 12:16 PM

Crap.  I am working from home today and totally forgot about this.  :(



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:24 PM

Yup, I had him in my cart and by the time I got to the clicked Submit on the confirmation page he was gone.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

Why the hell didn't they just make him fully available for anyone with early access?  This is the kind of crap I am tired of from Matty.  I just noticed the Battle Ram is in stock though.  Do I really want to spend $110 for a MAA head?

 

edit: And before you answer, I am a HUGE 200X fan.


Edited by Onyx Minor, 12 February 2015 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

Based on Matty's Toy Fair hinting, you'll probably be pretty happy in about 40 hours, then!
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Posted 12 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

Yeah, assuming they go through with it.  I'm quite surprised at how many people just don't want 200X at all.  We might not pull enough subs.



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 06:08 PM

Considering how many people went in for multiple subs to "save the line", I'd be shocked if a 200x mini-sub went through.


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Posted 12 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

I wonder what they'd do? Most of the 2002 original characters showed / are showing up in the series. So 2002 versions of more popular characters?

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 04:23 AM

I'm sure there are 2002 specific characters they would do in addition to 2002 versions.

 

Calix

Evil Seed

Veena

Prahvus

2002 Sorceress (but maybe not, since she would be pretty close in design to Veena)

Ice Armor He-Man

 

 

Dammit, now that I type these out, I realize that I would probably go in for something like this. Good thing my wife just got her new job! :D


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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
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Posted 13 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

There's also stuff like the "Snake Armor" variations that could be done with relative ease with the existing tooling.

 

I'd probably spring for an extra Stratos if he came with that nifty "Gotchaman" helmet they gave him.


Edited by Steevy Maximus, 13 February 2015 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:29 PM

Alright, so teletoon retro has taken to airing both the original he man and she-ra cartoons. And I've had a few thoughts since starting to watch both.

 

First is that she-ra fights for something, as opposed to he man's with something. She probably would have wound up fighting for the resistance regardless of her lineage eventually where as he would have gotten really good at ducking his duties until they gave up trying to make him do it.

 

Second is: holy shit, leave cringer alone! It's one thing to volunteer for hero duty, but routinely and against your will getting turned into a raging bezerker cannot be healthy. Okay, the characterization is spotty, but he mostly hates getting turned into battlecat. Adam at least has the choice to be he man, cringer keeps getting dragged in, and subsequently has his entire personality and perception of the world dramatically changed because of it.

 

So yeah, just some thoughts.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:06 PM

I want a 200X Sorceress, Teela and Adam, personally.  200X Whiplash, Stinkor, and Beast Man would be great as well, but they would never happen..



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

I'd love to have a Veena figure, definitely.

It won't happen, but I much prefer 200X Roboto to the puffy one we got. So he's one that I'd like to see.

 

I like the outliers. Stuff maybe only mentioned as things of legend within the lore, or stuff that is significant but not yet represented as a figure. MOTU set itself apart for me because the people who drove it had vast imaginations. If the line is going to continue on, whoever is running it now will need one too because they're going to run out of classic characters at some point.



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:50 AM

Well, this is nice:

 

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200X heads are better than nothing.


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 11:09 AM

Alright, so teletoon retro has taken to airing both the original he man and she-ra cartoons. And I've had a few thoughts since starting to watch both.

 

First is that she-ra fights for something, as opposed to he man's with something. She probably would have wound up fighting for the resistance regardless of her lineage eventually where as he would have gotten really good at ducking his duties until they gave up trying to make him do it.

 

Second is: holy jive, leave cringer alone! It's one thing to volunteer for hero duty, but routinely and against your will getting turned into a raging bezerker cannot be healthy. Okay, the characterization is spotty, but he mostly hates getting turned into battlecat. Adam at least has the choice to be he man, cringer keeps getting dragged in, and subsequently has his entire personality and perception of the world dramatically changed because of it.

 

So yeah, just some thoughts.

 

Indeed...

 

 

Also:

 

https://www.youtube....0FSfrb74?t=2m2s

 

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