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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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#3041 Detour

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

QUOTE(the last prince @ Jul 12 2013, 07:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I wasn't thinking aliens in my bit there, just take the battle out into space, the moon and mars and such. Keep it localized. It's just different than what we have had in the past 2 decades. Not much else has really worked...

Yeah, but all that's boring. Nothing but emptiness and wastelands.



Anywho, customs!


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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:59 PM

I like aliens only in a really tiny way, like Blackstar who was sort of, "We don't know who this guy is, and he's never really been seen, but he kicks our asses so hard in space that we're not sure he's ever been on the ground." That kind of thing. I like the Lunartix guys, but I don't even think of them as G. I. Joes, so much as just their own weird subline.

I would not have complained, however, if in some line Cobra Commander popped off his helmet and was actually an alien just because that would be absurd.

My ideal G. I. Joe would probably be twenty minutes into the future and kind of cyberpunk-ish.

Edited by Spark, 12 July 2013 - 07:01 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 12 2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, it's a lost cause. The people who champion straight military realism in GI Joe always point to the first few years of ARAH as the gold standard. Point out that right from the start we had a Laser Trooper MOS and an artillery laser, and they just roll their eyes and tell you that you don't get it.


Actually, IRL lasers were all the rage back in the 1970s and very early 1980s. In fact, back when I was in JROTC one day one of my instructors (an artillery officer) told us about a briefing he once attended in which someone was pitching the notion of lasers as an anti-aircraft weapon.

In fact, a lot of the "Huh?" stuff we saw in the 1980s - early 1990s Joe line was actually either based on real-world military tech or based on real-world conceptual designs for military tech. This even includes things like the X-Wing helicopter (Sikorsky was actually working on an aircraft that could go between fixed-wing and rotary-wing flight), the Phantom X-19 (based on a rumored F-19 advanced tactical "stealth" fighter that was ultimately revealed to be bogus), and the Thunderclap (a heavily redone M65 "Atomic Annie" concept atomic artillery piece).

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 12 2013, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT: Also, we need more Joe firefighters. Just Barbecue alone isn't enough. We need a few more Joe firefighters and a firefighting vehicle. Kids love firefighters.


There was actually a Firefighter subteam proposed for the 1992 assortment, but it was dropped for reasons unknown.

Of note, however, is that 1992 was the year that Barbecue and Deep Six were grafted onto Eco-Force alongside the rather phoned-in Toxo-Zombie. I'm thinking that the new Barbecue figure may have originally been slated for use with this firefighter team, and was far enough along to where he was simply stuffed into Eco-Force when the team idea fell through. Deep Six is anyone's guess, and if you ask me the Toxo-Zombie looks like someone at Hasbro came up with it at the last minute so that they could have a Cobra presence in with the year's Eco-Force line-up.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 12 2013, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Jul 12 2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, it's a lost cause. The people who champion straight military realism in GI Joe always point to the first few years of ARAH as the gold standard. Point out that right from the start we had a Laser Trooper MOS and an artillery laser, and they just roll their eyes and tell you that you don't get it.
Actually, IRL lasers were all the rage back in the 1970s and very early 1980s.

And yet there were not (and still are not) handheld laser rifles on the battlefield wielded by guys with the MOS of Laser Trooper or artillery pieces in any warzone taking out tanks with laser bolts.

That was the entirety of what I was saying, and it required no corrections or inane personal stories which illustrated nothing.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Jul 12 2013, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 12 2013, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT: Also, we need more Joe firefighters. Just Barbecue alone isn't enough. We need a few more Joe firefighters and a firefighting vehicle. Kids love firefighters.


There

I know already! I know!

You're not the only one who can browse Yojoe for information.


Fact remains we haven't gotten any firefighter Joes besides Barbecue (well there was Inferno, but he never got released in the 1:18 scale) and I think that needs to be changed.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:29 AM

Updated my Leatherneck custom with new chestgear and a paintjob on his hat, and made Sidetrack out of the same base body.



Edited by Detour, 14 July 2013 - 06:12 AM.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:58 AM

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HIGHLIGHT to view:
And then Shadow Tracker hits him with a tree?

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 14 2013, 10:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
HIGHLIGHT to view:
And then Shadow Tracker hits him with a tree?

HIGHLIGHT to view:
Shouldn't that be the new SDCC Bludgeon's job?


Anywho, slight revisitation of Sidetrack with a different chest strap:



Also, a new Spirit custom combining the more "commando" look of his later versions with some more classic colors.


And a repaint of the ROC Neo-Viper based on the deco used for the Action Battler five-inch figure:

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

Regarding Sidetrack: Nightviper's referring to a story in the Club mag where Shadow Tracker was hunting some Joes, Predator-style... except Shadow Tracker was also playing the Dutch role, laying traps for the Joes to stumble into.

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Sidetrack pushed someone out of the way of an impalement trap and instead was hit with it himself, taking a large sharpened log right to the chest and dying instantly.

Edited by Lukeblast, 16 July 2013 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

Did he at least get the chance to pull some rasslin' moves on anyone before biting the dust?

Wait. Sidetrack or Side Track?

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:30 AM

Detour, like the use of the Green PIT Commando figure, reminds me I need to get one or more of those PIT invasion 5-packs. And that guy makes for a terrific Leatherneck base.

I have to confess I have no idea who Sidetrack or Side Track are.

I wish we had gotten that Neo-Viper on in gold during the RoC.


I took proper pictures of my Ninja Combat Cruiser, now a VAMP.










Also the Eaglehawk is lovely as is the new Lift-Ticket






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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 15 2013, 09:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait. Sidetrack or Side Track?


Sidetrack. The clean shaven one.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Jul 16 2013, 05:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have to confess I have no idea who Sidetrack or Side Track are.


When Hasbro went to revive the A Real American Hero line in 2000, they found themselves getting hammered coming and going: not only were a lot of the vintage molds missing and/or damaged, a lot of vintage trademarks had been lost due to simple neglect.

To deal with matters, Hasbro was forced to take what molds they still had and either rename them for vintage characters or make new guys out of them.

One of the trademarks that they no longer had was Ambush, and so they created the first Sidetrack as a cover; although a survivalist and a demolitions expert, IIRC it was reported over on the Devil's Due message boards that some versions of the ARAH Dragonfly release had a decal listing him as the gunner.

From there, the Joe team threw everyone a curve ball and released a new version in 2002 as part of the final ARAH wave. This figure represented a new head slapped on the 1994 Stalker body, and according to the filecard was a completely different person than the one released just two years earlier; in this case, he was named for a Hasbro employee. The legitimacy of this filecard is in dispute, as this was the same wave that brought us the "Greg Scott" Lifeline figure; I recall hearing from someone that the "GSL" filecard was apparently unauthorized and resulted in someone getting fired, leading to questions about whether or not the Sidetrack #2 card was supposed to be legit.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

http://www.buildagijoe.com/

This is something that Hasbro's doing to promote the release of the new movie on DVD.

You build your character using a scaled-down version of Hero Machine, then save it and send it in.

The grand prize winner will get a custom figure based on their character, while the second prize winners will get copies of the movie.


The attached image is the guy I made; it's rough compared to what I planned for him to be, but the options list (both parts-wise and MOS-wise) was closest for him as compared to some of the other OCs I had in mind.



By way of comparison, here's the full character concept:

Killswitch

File Name: Rockwell, Orrin P.

Primary Military Specialty: Sniper

Secondary Military Specialty: Electrical Engineer

Place of Birth: Brigham City, Utah

Rank: O-2

As a child, Killswitch was a prodigy. Having graduated high school at the age of 16, he was apprenticed to his contractor uncle by 17 and had an associate's degree in electrical engineering by 18. Life smiled brightly on this young man, and he smiled right back.

Things changed when his childhood girl friend was killed by a suicide bomber while she and her family were vacationing in Israel. Overnight, a drastic change took place which to this day no one can explain. As if seemingly channeling his (in)famous namesake ancestor, he marched straight down to the campus ROTC office and intimidated the commandant into enrolling him. Whereas he once applied his genius intellect and meticulous patience to wires and circuits, he now applies it to hunting down and dropping any terrorists that cross his path.

"That guy? He worries all of us. When in the field, he doesn't say one word more than he has to; the mission becomes his entire purpose for existing. Back here at base? He doesn't talk very much either, but when he does you'd better listen. I'd say he scares us almost as much as he scares Cobra." - General Hawk.


(pics of the actual custom: #1, #2)

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

Shame it's only open to US residents.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

I have a minor quible with the digital version out today:

In the theatre, the location tags were "written" on screen using the "Retaliation" font. While the sound remains, the location names now appear as generic labels at the bottom, as though it was "unfinished".

Wonder if it effects the early digital version or if this error ends up on the physical media copies.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

So hey. Who wants to see more customs?


Iron Grenadier


Medi-Viper


Outback


Night Force Gung-Ho

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:55 AM

Man, this is amazing.

I give you Gremlin! Cobra saboteur.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

He makes me smile. Its too bad you can't get much more ridiculous than that.

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