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Old 2005-05-06, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default New Cybertron stuff...

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread73922.html

- Energon Downshift repaint
- LoC/Cybertron All-Stars wave 2 Overcast, Scourge and Jetfire
- Galvatron already?!?
 
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Old 2005-05-07, 01:54 PM   #2
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Yup Cybertron WILL be a another loser of a show!
They just don't build em like they used to.
I remember back when Megatron and Galvatron were two DIFFERENT molds, and characters. Maybe I should spraypaint myself a different color, change MY name, but actual completely the same, my bank will never see the difference!
 
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Old 2005-05-07, 05:19 PM   #3
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I like the Downshift repaint. Is it just me, or is the new colour scheme meant to be a homage to a G1 character?
 
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Old 2005-05-07, 05:53 PM   #4
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yeah they do that now for Galvatron its a shame really-the megatron moulds are nice why waste them?? and its cheap for Takara rather then use a new mould recycle?

i look forward to the day of a mould for Megs and a seperate mould for Galvy
 
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Old 2005-05-07, 06:09 PM   #5
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the downshift repaint is ugly and why is the back window still green. the wheels and tires are the only thing i like about it
 
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Old 2005-05-07, 11:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: UGH!

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They just don't build em like they used to.
I remember back when Megatron and Galvatron were two DIFFERENT molds, and characters. Maybe I should spraypaint myself a different color, change MY name, but actual completely the same, my bank will never see the difference!
Hey - you're right!

I want the return of uber-fragile toys that shatter into a million pieces when I so much as breath on them! No more solid, robust toys, give me crappy plastic which splinters into deadly weapons!


However, remeber that it's Hasbro's naming convention that means the inevitable Megatron repaint is called Galvatron. In micron dentsu (sp) Megatron became Super Megatron (or which ever it was).. then when he showed up in Superlink completely reformatted he was called Galvatron.. Whereas Hasbro simply went "armada megatron -> Armada Galvy -> Energon Megatron -> Energon Galvy" and confused the hell out of things... It's lazy on hasbro's behalf, but I think you'll find that it's done to ensure the copyright is kept alive. nothing more, nothing less.
 
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Old 2005-05-08, 01:50 AM   #7
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It's lazy on hasbro's behalf, but I think you'll find that it's done to ensure the copyright is kept alive.
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Old 2005-05-08, 09:25 AM   #8
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It's lazy on hasbro's behalf, but I think you'll find that it's done to ensure the copyright is kept alive. nothing more, nothing less.
they could make a new mold for Megs and call it Galvatron as well...
they trademark names in the first place, not molds (as we see enough KOs anyway )
 
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Old 2005-05-08, 01:44 PM   #9
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Hey - you're right!

I want the return of uber-fragile toys that shatter into a million pieces when I so much as breath on them! No more solid, robust toys, give me crappy plastic which splinters into deadly weapons!


However, remeber that it's Hasbro's naming convention that means the inevitable Megatron repaint is called Galvatron. In micron dentsu (sp) Megatron became Super Megatron (or which ever it was).. then when he showed up in Superlink completely reformatted he was called Galvatron.. Whereas Hasbro simply went "armada megatron -> Armada Galvy -> Energon Megatron -> Energon Galvy" and confused the hell out of things... It's lazy on hasbro's behalf, but I think you'll find that it's done to ensure the copyright is kept alive. nothing more, nothing less.
Hey if classic TFs are too fragile for ya, Hasbro also sells these Gobots that might be right up your alley!

I would hardly call the same character, who talks and acts the same but with a different color scheme "Completely reformated" I call it lame and lazy!
 
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Old 2005-05-08, 04:45 PM   #10
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That's a fault of the English dub, not of Hasbro.

Oh, and if you didn't catch it, there was a fairly strong undercurrent of sarcasm in my comments about the G1 TF toys being fragile.. :rollseyes:
 
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Old 2005-05-08, 09:25 PM   #11
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I think you'll find that it's done to ensure the copyright is kept alive.
How long do trademarks last exactly these days?
 
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Old 2005-05-08, 09:44 PM   #12
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You have to use them within two years in order to be able to reclaim them.

Unless you use them repeatedly enough so you can claim "constant" use, which gets you in a position where you can register them. Once you've accomplished that, they're yours, and others will have a tough stand opposing them.

"Trademark" is like "name rights on lease". "Registered trademark" is like "purchased name rights".
 
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Old 2005-06-07, 07:44 PM   #13
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Default Master Galvatron Prototype on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

In my opinion Ill buy which everone looks better and its this one but they need to pick one and stay with it or totally redesign the character like it was done in the movie
 

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Old 2005-06-07, 07:52 PM   #14
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hey, can u tell us what it looked like a bit? Is it the cybertron Galvatron? the item was removed
 
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Old 2005-06-07, 07:54 PM   #15
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Sorry i chanfged a # its fixed now
 
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Old 2005-06-07, 08:02 PM   #16
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or totally redesign the character like it was done in the movie
Don't hold your breath.
 
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Old 2005-06-07, 08:07 PM   #17
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You'd think he'd get tired of changing his name every time he gets a new color scheme or body. All that paperwork must be a bitch . . .
 
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Old 2005-06-07, 08:30 PM   #18
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http://tfarchive.com/community/showt...threadid=30363

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...978918234&rd=1

WOW! This is only like the, dunno, third? Fourth? Proto we've been seeing.

But wait, Seibertron is reporting it in their news section, so it MUST be news!
 
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Old 2005-06-07, 08:36 PM   #19
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Old 2005-06-07, 10:03 PM   #20
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Default Re: Master Galvatron Prototype on Ebay

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

In my opinion Ill buy which everone looks better and its this one but they need to pick one and stay with it or totally redesign the character like it was done in the movie
"the movie"

This isn't the same character. It barely even shares any similarities besides the name. This toy and design is also miles better than the one from 'the movie'...I'm fine with a repaint, as long as it looks as good as this one.
 
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