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Old 2007-02-03, 04:24 PM   #21
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Autobot Jazz and Decepticon Brawl??? is their orientation part of their name or is this a clue to the possible changing of sides to include a Decepticon Jazz and Autobot Brawl???
Toys based on the Jazz character have been named "Autobot Jazz" for at least four years straight now. Have you ever seen the reissue? Have you seen toys named "Autobot Ratchet", "Autobot Tracks", "Battle Ravage", "Constructicon Devastator" or similar lately? That's because one word everyday term names such as "Jazz", "Tracks", "Ravage" etc. are difficult to defend as trademarks in court these days. They're too generic. Everyone could call a toy "Jazz" and Hasbro likely couldn't do anyting about it. It's like calling a toy "Robot". So Hasbro call their toy "Autobot Jazz", because THAT name nobody can take away from them easily. Same for "Autobot Ratchet", "Decepticon Brawl" and "Decepticon Frenzy".
 
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Old 2007-02-03, 07:17 PM   #22
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I bet you think Rumble's the red one too.
 

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Old 2007-02-03, 08:30 PM   #23
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Autobot Jazz and Decepticon Brawl??? is their orientation part of their name or is this a clue to the possible changing of sides to include a Decepticon Jazz and Autobot Brawl???
It's difficult to trademark dictionary words and make it stick (plus there's a good chance someone already has one in the toys area) so they get prefixed.
 
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Old 2007-02-03, 08:53 PM   #24
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I bet you think Rumble's the red one too.
He is, to anyone except for the show animators who didn't read their own production notes.
 
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