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Old 2013-04-02, 11:01 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Cliffjumper View Post
I'm kinda curious - he's Trailbreaker in the comic but not on the cover or blurb? How? I'd have guessed Hasbro had some sort of hand in it (seeing as there's nothing to stop them using the name in a comic, cf. Spotlight Shockwave before they got the trademark back) to promote whatever Generations abortion they've got coming up (TFP Bulkhead retool? Shared mould with FoC Joyride?)... so why is the script seemingly ignoring it? Have they just assumed the book's only selling to people who read the Waki?
It's been set up in advance at least, back in the Annual the Magnusvision established Trailcutter was a known alias of his.

Indeed, I don't know if it was done deliberately to make things like this a bit smoother than the whole Blue/Silverstreak SNAFU but Roberts has, right from the off in MTMTE, established Transformers can and do change their names regularly for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes Deep And Significant ones (Ambulon and Chromedome), sometimes throwaway silly ones (that chap who used to be a Prowl until he got sick of the comparisons to the Prowl).
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