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@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Dunno what we'd call a Megatron combiner, we almost got a Megastator in IDW but nothing in Combiner Wars.

@  Paladin : (18 August 2019 - 01:30 PM)

somehow read that as "Megachronic." wonder if Decepticons get the munchies...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2019 - 11:30 AM)

Skywarp can barely form a coherent sentence half the time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 August 2019 - 11:24 AM)

If Cyclonus combines into Galvatronus, does Skywarp form Megatronic?

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2019 - 09:12 AM)

There's something weird about starting to type Good Omens into a media store's search bar and having it come up with Queen's greatest hits compliations.

@  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!


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#9721 Spark

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:16 PM

Nope, sticking to it.  The nearby one is basically free to me.  I have a ton of store credit.  It's kind of hilarious.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:00 PM

It might not be there when you're ready for it.

 
Anyhoo - life is a crazy thing. Here I thought I'd take a break after finally getting my Defiant fixed up, and then I found a good deal on a vintage, complete (aside from blueprints) MCC. 
 
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With this, and barring anything super interesting coming out of the Snake Eyes or future movies, I'm basically done collecting Joe. I'm sure I'll grab a figure here or there, but this is pretty much it. 

 
 
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 08:14 PM

Damn that's a nice setup.


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:05 AM

So Chuckles is getting a movie.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 05:22 AM


I'll believe Chuckles is getting a Movie when Chuckles gets a Movie.

ZacWilliam, let's see them pull off the easy gimmie of Snake-Eyes first.//
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:16 AM

Damn that's a nice setup.


Thank you. We've been in the new house a year now and still a little surreal.
 
 
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:05 AM

Joe toy fans, I need some help:

 

https://www.yojoe.co.../oldsnake.shtml

 

Can anyone tell me where Old Snake's accessories come from?


 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:24 AM

Certainly nothing from Only Human.  Speaking of which, does anyone else get the impression that the ideas in that episode were drawing from Michael Charles Hill's pitch for G.I Joe season 3 that never came to pass?  Supposedly that pitch did call for CC to be halfway-restored and operate from the shadows.

 

In other news, the Revenge Of Cobra storyboards have shown back up, 8 years after they failed to sell at Heritage Auction

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 11:33 AM

Sorry, I wasn't clear, I meant I wondered which molds the guns and stuff were from.


 

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:03 PM

The pistol is the standard pulse pistol that came with plenty of Cobra figures during GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

 

The backpack came with GI Joe Retaliation Lady Jaye.

 

The Energon Cubes are the casings for the rare elements from The MASS Device.


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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 August 2019 - 11:59 AM

I'll believe Chuckles is getting a Movie when Chuckles gets a Movie.

ZacWilliam, let's see them pull off the easy gimmie of Snake-Eyes first.//

I guarantee you that'd be a film based on the IDW Cobra comic (which was actually pretty good) from a decade back.  That was all about Chuckles learning about Cobra from the ground up, so it's already pretty decent film fodder and par for the course for Mission Impossible writers.  BUT, yeah, let's see if Snake Eyes actually A) happens and B) makes any money.


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Snake Eyes casting has began.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:57 PM

Probably a good thing they are going for an Asian actor. We have enough white boys starring in these things. I hope that he's still an outsider that the dojo accepts, as that was one of the more interesting things about Snake Eyes.

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:56 PM

I'm looking forward to the Snake Eyes movie.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:47 PM

Huh, either the news hasn't made the rounds or every Joe fan's head collectively exploded at the announcement...


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 August 2019 - 09:50 PM

I do find it hilarious Hasbro managed to figure out the right answer to "should I recast my white savior character in 2019" when said question somehow flummoxed Disney.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:51 AM

Let me point out it doesn't say he's playing Snake Eyes just that he's in talks to be in the film.



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:23 AM

I'm guessing the O.G. Joe fans probably think he will be Storm Shadow when all indication is that he will play Snake Eyes.

Hence why there isn't yet an uproar.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:21 AM

I'm guessing the O.G. Joe fans probably think he will be Storm Shadow when all indication is that he will play Snake Eyes.

Hence why there isn't yet an uproar.

This.  They're all assuming he's Storm Shadow.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 05:09 PM

I do find it hilarious Hasbro managed to figure out the right answer to "should I recast my white savior character in 2019" when said question somehow flummoxed Disney.

Wait, when does Snake-Eyes aka name:CLassified ever be a White Savior in the comics? If you're telling Snake Eyes' origin as it was in the Hama written comics, he wasn't a white savior, his arrival sets off a chain of events that basically destroys the Arashikagi clan. It's a tragedy and not at all a positive story. 

 

As for this casting, if he's playing Snake-Eyes then good luck to him. I hope he does well. I hope the film doesn't suck and the toys are great.  


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