New Hasbro Trademark...

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  1. Ravenxl7

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    Sideswipe

    Just saw this over at Seibertron.

    Transformers - More Than Meets The Eye, Robots In Disguise - Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk


    No real surprise, but it is something I don't think we've heard about before. Other than the obvious Deluxe Sideswipe that we'll be getting, it would be interesting to see the name put towards a Robot Heroes figure, to go along with the Sunstreaker one.
     
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    Well it's probably for the upcoming Universe toy.
     
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    It's deffinately for the upcoming Universe toy.

    Wether or not that'll be the extent of it's use, is the real question.

    *Please, Robot Heroes Sideswipe!*
     
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    Looking forward to getting Sunstreakers less pretentious brother. :thumbs2: 
     
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    They've probably been trying for a bit.

    Haven't they been using Side Swipe in the interim?
     
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    That settles it.

    For those wondering, Hasbro have been using the trademark "Side Swipe" for years now, starting with the RID Spychanger. Now they're finally returning to the single-word spelling.
     
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    darn i was hoping we'd get a transformer named "habro" lol!

    but sideswipe's good too :D 
     
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    Cool, hope they get it
     
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    Excellent. Can't wait to get the Universe toy.
     
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    It could also be that they may use it for the movie as well and they don't want to have to call him Autobot Sideswipe.
     
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    ARGH. Please, people. Calm down. :) 

    Technically, there's no-one really to stop Hasbro here. Anyone to oppose "Sideswipe" would have also opposed "Side Swipe" seven years ago. Alternatively, anyone registering anything that could pose a problem for "Sideswipe" between 2001 and now would have encountered problems with Hasbro's existing "Side Swipe" trademark. And the "Autobot Sideswipe" scenario is extremely unlikely, considering that "Sideswipe" is already a compound word.

    Essentially, the only thing that has stopped Hasbro from pursuing the single-name spelling up until now was... well, money. Spending several hundred dollars just to get rid of a space in a name was just not worth the effort. Wonder what has changed.
     
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    ... I just realized that this year's BotCon exclusive was called "Sideswipe" (single name) with a "registered"-® behind it.

    However, considering Fun Publications also called two of last year's exclusives "Huffer®" and "Springer®", I'd chalk that up to "They don't know what the hell they're doing".
     
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    I've no problem with that being Sides Wipe or Sideswipe. However, PLEASE kindly..Do away with those EARS! :D 
     
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    What's the matter? Too G1 accurate for you? :lol 
     
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    (FFN explains the above joke)

    It it highly suspected that originally, the 1984 toy we know as Sunstreaker was originally intended to be Sideswipe and the Sideswipe toy would be Sunstreaker. That's why Sunstreaker has all of Sideswipe's equipment, from his jet pack to things that could pass for pile drivers. This is also why Sunstreaker has these red stickers on his arms - they were part of one of the original Diaclone colour schemes and would have been red for Sideswipe as well.

    Also explains Sunstreaker's bio dissing his brother for the big engine that 'spoilt his lines'... even though Sunstreaker is actually the brother with the engine mounted on him.
     
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    thank the lord, sunny and side have the most character of the original 1984 bots imho (i may be a tad biased!lol) hope side gets some more love in the future!
     
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