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Nevermore
2005-08-11, 07:58 PM
Razorclaw (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=bios&phase=cybertron&faction=mini-con&name=RAZORCLAW)
Shockwave (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=bios&phase=cybertron&faction=mini-con&name=SHOCKWAVE)
Sky Lynx (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=bios&phase=cybertron&faction=mini-con&name=SKY-LYNX)
Steamhammer (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=bios&phase=cybertron&faction=mini-con&name=STEAMHAMMER)
Tankor (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=bios&phase=cybertron&faction=mini-con&name=TANKOR)
Thunderblast (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=bios&phase=cybertron&faction=mini-con&name=THUNDERBLAST)

Found by Evil Ash from ATT.

Clay
2005-08-13, 12:11 AM
Good use of minicons: placeholders to keep name trademarks. Plus, more minis! :)

So... they got the use of Shockwave back, apparently?

Alternator Swindle
2005-08-13, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Clay
Good use of minicons: placeholders to keep name trademarks. Plus, more minis! :)

So... they got the use of Shockwave back, apparently?

Looks that way but LASERWAVE will always be the better 1!!
Are these in the show or just a way to make money nut either way their mine:D :cool:

dedicon
2005-08-13, 12:23 AM
So Shockwave is back?

A little too late though...seeing how the Alt version and E-version are named Shockblast...

Jaynz
2005-08-13, 12:48 AM
A little too late though...seeing how the Alt version and E-version are named Shockblast... [/B]

They can always slip another wave of 'Shockblast' in there, with the updated name.. at least for Alternators. Doesn't really matter so much with Energon now though - wasn't like the characters were remotely similar anyway.

RID Scourge
2005-08-13, 03:55 AM
Well, the Shockblast licence plate does say SHKWAV, so there's nothing stopping you from calling him that . . .

I like the Skylinx/Thunderblast bios. It's an interesting concept that the two of them would consider each other friends, yet be on opposing factions. Would make for some interesting stories.

Cliffjumper
2005-08-13, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by RID Scourge
Well, the Shockblast licence plate does say SHKWAV, so there's nothing stopping you from calling him that . . .

There's nothing stopping you calling him that full stop. I've never got all this wanky fanboy whingeing about name reassignment or copyright enforced changes... You call the toys you paid for whatever the Hell you like... most of my figures that reuse names [bar Optimuses, who generally look too distinctive] have been renamed by me.

RID Scourge
2005-08-13, 06:35 AM
Yeah, I'm just saying for people, who really have some sort of stumbling block with calling it by a different name, there was most likely the intent to name it that to begin with.

Raijin
2005-08-13, 07:04 AM
Could it be they don't actually have the name Shockwave back yet, but they can use it here because it's part of a three-pack? Like he's not exactly "Shockwave", he's "Shockwave, Sky Lynx, and Thunderblast". Could counting them together get around the trademark problem?

Nevermore
2005-08-13, 07:19 AM
Originally posted by Raijin
Could it be they don't actually have the name Shockwave back yet, but they can use it here because it's part of a three-pack? Like he's not exactly "Shockwave", he's "Shockwave, Sky Lynx, and Thunderblast". Could counting them together get around the trademark problem?

If that actually worked, expect a "Starscream & Ironhide" two-pack from Bandai tomorrow.

The mere fact that "SHOCKWAVE", as a standalone word, is spelled in capital letters, indicates it's a separate trademark. In fact, Hasbro have trademarked EVERY SINGLE NAME from multi-packs separately ever since the days of Action Masters. Yes, even Energon "GRIMLOCK® & SWOOP™", despite what certain rumors claim.

Raijin
2005-08-13, 07:29 AM
I should've realized that. Well, it's all good then.