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@  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!

@  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?


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#1701 Detour

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 28 2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....huh. Looking at that face, I need to get a spare and paint her hair black to be Ashley Williams.

They've already done a figure in the scale.


And if you can't find it, you could risk Alyosha's store for a cast repro.

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.

 


#1702 Dr Syn

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:55 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 28 2012, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 28 2012, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huh, I wasn't expecting the Alley-Viper to come with Jungle Duke's webgear and machete... Suppose that'll help make it look less scrawny.



Sadly they're using the PoC/Resolute Alley Viper Head instead of the nicer 25th/Fury Driver head.

Really? I prefer the POC/Resolute head design myself.


The design is fine, the size unfortunately means the classic alley-viper helmet doesn't work that well for it and it's designed for the resolute trooper body mold not the 25th Snake Eyes/alley-Viper/Wraith torso.

This Retaliation Alley-Viper has a different torso, so hopefully it renders my issue null and void.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:08 AM

Who is Ashley Williams? Googling her I get an actress I've seen in some TV series. Is that who you guys are referring to?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:11 AM

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Who is Ashley Williams? Googling her I get an actress I've seen in some TV series. Is that who you guys are referring to?

Randy


I assume they mean the Mass Effect character, not the actress.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Ah. I see. Thanks!

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#1706 Detour

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

See, I thought he meant Ashley J. Williams.

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.

 


#1707 Esser-Z

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 28 2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 28 2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....huh. Looking at that face, I need to get a spare and paint her hair black to be Ashley Williams.

They've already done a figure in the scale.


And if you can't find it, you could risk Alyosha's store for a cast repro.

....What? There're no 3.75" ME figures. I would own them all if there were.

Edited by Esser-Z, 29 November 2012 - 09:45 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

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QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Nov 28 2012, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd love to see how the Cover Girl head could have been made workable, let alone "quite good".

Done.
http://www.hisstank....over-girl-9420/
http://rateegcreatio...topic.php?t=326

In both cases, the hair was resculpted but the face was left alone.


Sorry; still not seeing it.

IMHO, Scarlett and Helix were the only ladies from the first film who had respectable head molds.

#1709 Detour

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 29 2012, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 28 2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 28 2012, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....huh. Looking at that face, I need to get a spare and paint her hair black to be Ashley Williams.

They've already done a figure in the scale.


And if you can't find it, you could risk Alyosha's store for a cast repro.

....What? There're no 3.75" ME figures. I would own them all if there were.

See the post just above yours:
QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 29 2012, 09:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
See, I thought he meant Ashley J. Williams.


http://www.brokenarr...p;productId=897

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.

 


#1710 Esser-Z

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:03 AM

Oh. Now I see it.
...And I want one of those too.

#1711 Detour

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 29 2012, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh. Now I see it.
...And I want one of those too.

Well, it's a casted repro of the actual AOD Ash figure that came out a few years ago. If you look in the right places you can probably find the full two-pack.
Regular Ash came with a Deadite Scout.

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 29 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

I don't know what it is about Campbell, but he and Harrison Ford have very hard to capture likenesses. Very few of their figures look quite right.
 
 
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#1713 Detour

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

They're not alone.

Has there ever been a figure that properly captured Mark Hamill's likeness?

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 01 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 1 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They're not alone.

Has there ever been a figure that properly captured Mark Hamill's likeness?


Before or after his accident?

-SS (I think they've come close to his pre-ESB face...)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

If you ever doubt a Mark Hamill likeness on a figure... just pop his head onto a Joe body for a custom. The first thing you'll notice is... 'Crap... that's Luke.'

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:19 AM


It's really funny how time and progress changes what's acceptable in a likeness.

I LOVED the Kenner Star Wars figures in the 1980s despite being so primitive, and yet I'm a huge Han Solo fan but I literally can't make my self buy 99% of the figures they make of him nowadays because the Faces just seem really off to me.

if they ever could pull off a perfect Han, Luke or Leia head at 3 3/4 to 4 inches I'd be there in a flash. I can only imagine that likenesses are just exceptionally hard at that size or I'm sure Hasbro would have managed it.


-ZacWilliam, There have been plenty that are "OK" mind you but none that are quite 100% right... That's Han/Harrison alright.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

Customizers take note: Anybody who wants suited bucks will probably be checking him out anyway, but Professor X uses parts from SDCC ROC Destro.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

Oh yeah - I've been waiting on him. The good news is he appears to be two to a case as well so we might be able to find him. Though as that review shows, you'll have to build up the neck a bit to make the Twins not look hunch-backed.
 
 
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#1719 Detour

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 2 2012, 09:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Customizers take note: Anybody who wants suited bucks will probably be checking him out anyway, but Professor X uses parts from SDCC ROC Destro.




Parts schmarts, that's the entirety of SDCC Destro there!
I hate Hasbro's jivey distribution on this line now. I'll never find this, and I want two for Xamot and Tomax!!!!!

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 02 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

Oh, I bet they'll show up. The She Hulk wave is out now.
 
 
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