cool tf names hasbro lose??

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  1. a-town

    a-town Well-Known Member

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    hey guys, what do you think are the coolest names that hasbro lose due to trademark?

    hot rod = rodimus? i prefer hot rod.
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Trailbreaker
    Hot Spot
    Motormaster
    Rainmaker (what they originally wanted to call Acid Storm)
     
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    Did Hasbro lose the rights to Erector?
     
  4. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Don't forget Jazz, he's Autobot Jazz now.
     
  5. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    What about the Insecticons, in the TRU reissues, 2 of the 3 had new names..

    Shrapnel became Sharpshot...
    Bombshell became Hardshell...
     
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  6. Gojira Prime

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    Oh, that is so lame. WTF, Hasbro?

    Although, when comparing Acid Storm to Rainmaker, which honestly sounds more badass?
     
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    I prefer Rainmaker simply because there's already a Seeker with "Storm" his name.
     
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    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    Motormaster is a shame, I love that name
     
  9. a-town

    a-town Well-Known Member

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    maybe they can use the name Rainmaker for the remaining purple seeker?

    i agree with bombshell, shrapnel, motormaster. these are bad ass names :) 
     
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    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hooligan is lost, right? Hence the use of "Fearswoop" for the orange Dreadwing repaint? Also, judging by recent figures, I guess Octane and Gutcruncher are unavailable as well.

    Thank goodness they got back Shockwave.

    I've wondered about Windcharger. Aside from an Alternators figure (that was intended to be Overdrive..... so there you go, "Overdrive," there's another that may be unavailable in the U.S.), he seems a largely forgotten character. I wonder if Hasbro still has the rights to that name?
     
  11. blumpy2000

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    Thread title...wow.

    Jazz, Ravage, Frenzy, and Rumble. At least they got Ravage back.

    A list of all the names Hasbro has lost is on tfwiki.net
    Trademark - Transformers Wiki
     
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    Best. TF. Name. EVER.
     
  13. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Roll out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Skyjack
     
  14. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Windbreaker. Why would they ever let a comedy gold name like that one go?
     
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    Rainmaker would have too much of an allusion to R. Kelly.
     
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    Ditto.
     
  17. Todd Hakusho

    Todd Hakusho Resident Gryphon

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    XD what about Bluestreak?

    Ratchet
    and then there's Devastator.....seriously; "Constructicon Devastator"?
     
  18. caecae22

    caecae22 mere human

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    what how could they lose motormaster
     
  19. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    they Lost Bumblebee for a long while that explains something i never understood, why there was no Bumblebee in the Unicron trilogy and we got Hot Shot instead XD
     
  20. alfred p. sloan

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    I, for one, am sick of "Hightower". It sucks as a name and using it in place of "Hook" is just weak.
     

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