Is this what hasbro lost the name "Hot Rod" to?

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  1. ActionMasterZod

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    nope,saturday night live writers did.......in the tradition of such classics as Superstar, and The Ladies Man.....and all those other movies Will Ferrel was in before Old School youve never heard of
     
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    nope, nothing to do with the toys trademark.

    However, in the scene where he plays with the toys, there seems to be some kind of transformer or zord, however, I don't recognize it. Can anyone identify it?

    Picture from photobucket coming shortly.....
     
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    I thought it was lost to Mattel or Hot-Wheels. Or are they one in the same? I forget. I know there's a lot of names that they can't "trademark"/"copyright" now because it's a description.
     
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    Pretty sure it's this guy.
    http://www.tfu.info/1987/Autobot/Fastlane/fastlane.htm
     
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    Rodimus is a way better of a name than Hot Rod,But that's my opinion.
     
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    Hasbro lost the name to Mattel. I believe the Mattel trademark is something like "Hott Rodd", which could be considered "confusingly similar" if Hasbro were to reuse the name "Hot Rod".

    And the "generic"/"descriptive" names, Hasbro COULD theoretically traemark... they just couldn't defend them in court if someone else was using them too.
     
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    i love classics "rodimus" and,to this day still call him "hot rod",and will continue to do so.
    i thought the name change perhaps had to do with the magazine of the same name.

    at least they haven't redubbed the old movie with the new name...
     

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