Character Re-naming

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  1. UltraMarcus28

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    This could go in gen. Discussion too, but whatevs. I read the name change for Transformers Grapple and got pissed off again so i wanted to ask you guys if you preferred adding some stupid adjective(s) to the beginning or if you preferred a total name change. I for one like the latter, the lame adjectives are for repaints i'll never care about. Atleast Energon Downshift wasn't a bad name ^_^
     
  2. Sammael

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    I prefer the adjectives, actually.
     
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    The random adjectives for Generations Jazz, Tracks, and Grapple are for legal reasons, I believe...not much different than calling something "Autobot Jazz" or "Decepticon Bludgeon." That way they can release the toy with it's intended character's name instead of having to do a name change or modification (the upcoming Outback-styled Brawn repaint as "Fallback," Universe Skyjack being called "Skyfall" on the packaging). It's based on what Hasbro's lawyers sign off on.
     
  4. UltraMarcus28

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    yes, however im asking which route you prefer: adding something to the beginning or changing the name completely. both would be legal.
     
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    I don't really care one way or the other. I'll rename certain characters that aren't meant to homage someone anyways. The important thing is that the toy is released...we can call it whatever we like afterwards.
     
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    If it's possible, I prefer the adjectives, as they still retain the original name. Of course, that only works when the original name itself can't be trademarked.

    Either way, we know what their names should be. What's on the package doesn't bother me one bit, so long as we actually got a toy of that character.
     
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    Why would you get pissed off at something so insignificant?
     
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    Uhhh...yeah. Just call the toy whatever you want. It's not that big of a deal.
     
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    A rose, by any other name....
     
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    It's not like there's some name Nazi that's going to come along and take away our toys.

    I have a red ROTF Swerve - I told my son his name is Sideswipe, because dang it, Sideswipe is supposed to be red.
     
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    It's not even a little bit of a deal to me. At worst it looks silly on the package, at best it's amusing and otherwise not noteworthy.
     
  12. UltraMarcus28

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    interesting. i take it you guys dont keep em in box?
     
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    Personally, I like to have no adjectives and just basic names. I think Hasbro's clever enough to figure out a new name for Jazz ;) .

    But really, it doesn't matter. My Movie 1 Jazz is not referred to as Autobot Jazz in conversation, it's just Jazz. Adjectives are ehh, not a big deal.
     
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    some think it's no big deal and some are just old school and are picky about stuff like that. personally i cringe a little when i hear names like hardshell, trailcutter, etc. trailcutter? sounds so terrible. it's trailbreaker dammit!
     
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    its just a name, i am not too fuss about it as long as the figure is great.
     
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    Even if I did, this is such a common occurrence now and most TF collector's know who the character is anyway.
     
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    No. I paid $10-$30 for a toy, not the packaging.
     
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    Ohh, so that's why they're called Autobot Jazz and Decepticon Bludgeon.. I wondered why some of them sounded so funny. It's just "Jazz" to my son and me, though.
     
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    I doesn't matter to me.

    Though I like that Hasbro is using different prefixes like "Special Ops" Jazz and "Turbo" Tracks, rather than Autobot or Decepticon.
     
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    whether or not you like, youre paying for the package too. thats why i personally utilize both.
     

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