Hasbro Applies For The TransFormers Trademark

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Oct 10, 2018 at 1:03 PM.

  1. Mr.Deflok

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    I'm cool with calling them TF's, but I hate seeing the f capitalised in Transformers.

    And I don't mind seeing TRANS stacked on FORMERS when all letters are capitalised.

    But I hate seeing the f capitalised in Transformers.

    Why am I like this?
     
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  2. godaiking

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    "Shoved into everything?" Like how? You mean like 10 years of a supposed "Transformers" movie series where the characters looked nothing like G1? Or the various TV shows afterwards that, again, looked nothing like G1?
     
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  3. Blunderzag

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    Old logo coming back??
    I always preferred it to the current one.
     
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    They could still call it just “Transformers” it just wouldn’t be protected. Not being granted the trademark isn’t the same as someone else having the trademark and thus preventing you from using it.
     
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    I understand. And I'm giving you a dose of reality as to why the original Transformers doesn't suck, and why we likely aren't going to see a half-decent reboot.
     
  6. AutobotAvalanche

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    That avatar of yours, looks like it's from a comic that came out in 2012 at the oldest, no?
     
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    While it's likely just a simple registration to protect a particular format or stylization of the name, I've long hoped they'd go back to a less minimalistic rendering of the logo. Just a plain red "TRANSFORMERS" in giant letters has really dampened my love of packaging in recent years.

    One nice thing about the Legends line was how G1 inspired it was. That's also half the reason I tried to grab the recent reissues. So while more reissues would be welcome, I'm also hoping - if it isn't just a strategic registration (which it probably is) - for things like Generations packaging logo changes in the future.
     
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    Slimer and The Real Transformers ;) 
     
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  9. lordmegatron64

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    Yep. The ONLY good thing to come out from this brand since 2012. MTMTE/Lost Light. I like 1 thing out of the all the stuff that has been released in the past 5 years and you think you can turn that against me? Neat. No. Like i said. I like the brand, HATE where it's been heading.
     
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    But the original did suck :/.
     
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    I’m assuming you don’t want to see Bumblebee?-
     
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    Yeah thundercats roar Anyone?
     
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    Yes and no. Yes out of curiosity with how the new director will take this. No because it's prequel.
     
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    With Hasbro doing this trademark,... i really really hope they are considering on making MORE of the g1 characters. I think walmart and Hasbro have seen by the numbers that these figures are selling. Which i really hope this is why they are doing the trademark thing so that they can sell more g1 characters.
     
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    Imagine living in a world where Star Trek fans bitched this much whenever the TOS or TNG cast came back in something new. "Stop bringing back Picard and give me more prequels no one asked for."

    Imagine a world where kids scream at lifelong Star Wars fans "Screw you old Warsies wanting your hot Princess who was more of a badass than the guys and your cool scoundrel Han Solo. Your old people are taking away from the screen time with my Jar Jar tripping over things and my hunky Kylo Ren having more anger management issues, over literally everything."

    That's how this debate comes across when Transformers fans constantly attack G1 in thread after derailed thread. Luckily, this is mostly contained to internet forums so we can still have normal discussions in real life where we get to openly like the old stuff as well as some of the new stuff without being insulted by some anon every Primus Damned day with this shit.
     
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    Huh, I would've assumed they've always had it, especially with the recent reissues. :p 
     
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    I guess Hasbro nose what they're doing.

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    Cool. I guess we’ll meed to start spelling it differently maybe.
     
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    Oh poor you. Sounds almost like the kind of shit the movie fans have had to deal with for a decade. Surely you rational, reasonable G1 fans can handle a few months of it.
     
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