G1 Optimus Prime to make an unofficial apperance in City of Heroes: Issue 9

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  1. MTaylor1974

    MTaylor1974 a.k.a. Erradicus Prime

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    The good folks at PlayNC have announced City of Heroes/Villains Issue 9:Breakthrough.

    One of the new features will be a black market truck from which you can buy goods.

    That truck bears a striking resemblence to Optimus Prime. See the article here (scroll all the way down).

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  2. Banshee

    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    Didn't they learn anything from the marvel lawsuit?
     
  3. Alpha Prime

    Alpha Prime Ten Years Strong

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    No autobot symbol, legal, i guess
     
  4. MTaylor1974

    MTaylor1974 a.k.a. Erradicus Prime

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    Since he doesn't transform, has no faction symbol, and the trailer stripe goes straight across rather than spiking up in the back it just looks like 10,000 other flat front semis with that color scheme. I doubt Hasbro would be able to sue.
     
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    i don't think they can let this truck stay or get in the game, as it's resembling Primes Classical Alt-Mode too detailed.

    I mean, even without the Autobot-Symbol, anyone that is into TF as well, will recognize this truck similarities to Optimus Prime.

    You need to be blind not to recognize that!
     
  6. MTaylor1974

    MTaylor1974 a.k.a. Erradicus Prime

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    Yeah, the resemblence is there, but Hasbro does not own the likeness rights of that model semi in red with a silver trailer.

    Also, if you're not a TF fan, it just looks like a truck.
     
  7. Don_East

    Don_East Wants TFA Seeker Toys

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    There has been several G1 Prime in truck appearances mode in several cartoons(Billy & Mandy, My Life As A Teenage Robot, SeaLab 2021, etc). So maybe they can get away with this.
     
  8. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Perhaps, but there's still a difference when something 'apparently' looks like something, and whether it looks the same from a legal, trademarked standpoint.
     

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