The latest Nerf IP infringement

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ubertenorman, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. ubertenorman

    ubertenorman Well-Known Member

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    So, you know how everyone thought Classics Voyager Megatron looked like a Nerf gun? Well, aparently Nerf thought so too.

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    Amusingly, the colors are better on the Nerf version IMO. :p 
     
  2. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    Funny how they're both Hasbro products.
     
  3. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    You do see that Hasbro logo at the bottom of the package, right?
     
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    Now you can run around dual wielding Megatron and that Nerf gun.
     
  5. ubertenorman

    ubertenorman Well-Known Member

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    I was joking about the IP infringement, just reminded me of the raid by Nerf earlier this year :p 
     
  6. Maniac23

    Maniac23 resident Tim

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    oh my goodness
     

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    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    Seeing as how they based Megatron off of their own Maverick Nerf gun, this is...unconnected?
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Yeah, yeah. Super Soaker based on the same design as Classics Megatron, the Nerf Maverick.

    Whatever.

    All I care about, is with the name given to this Super Soaker, there is a disappointing lack of Keanu Reeves on that package. Or at the very least, that kid could've been wearing a Ronald Reagan mask.
     
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    Why can this toy of similar design be released but the classics megatron toy can't?
     
  10. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    Even as a joke, it's an utterly terrible joke to even attempt. Anyone on this board is going to know that it is in no way any form of IP infringement. If someone did a Transformers toy that turned into the Nerf Stampede or something, then as a community we'd get a few chuckles, but as it is I'm left scratching my head on whether or not you really thought it was going to elicit laughs...
     
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    They're both owned by Hasbro just like how Wizards of the Coast owned both Magic and Duel Masters.
     
  12. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    My good man, of course the OP saw that. This thread was clearly an artistic demonstration, apolitical in nature yet with distributist overtones, commenting upon the kleptocracy inherent in corporate stakeouts in the common space of public patrimony.

    Therefore we see the use of the weapon motif (a symbol of aggression) as well as the trivial nature of the aggression (the nonlethal nature of the water). At the same time, however, water is necessary to life, a sly commentary on the way in which a lifegiving resource can itself be weaponized.

    Of course, it could also be a simple error, but please don't mention that until I publish my analysis in all of the artistic journals.
     
  13. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    :peoples: 
     
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    :rolleyes: 

    I'd bet money that the OP was dead serious about the IP infringement thing and is only using the old "Haha, gotcha! I was just joking you guise! Srsly!!" routine to cover his/her tracks...
     
  15. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Hahaha... Probably.
     
  16. Autobus Prime

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    ...it was the secondary metaphor, wasn't it? And I thought I could pull it off --

    *retires to the corner with absinthe and despair*
     
  17. Aernaroth

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

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    Why, considering the two are completely different circumstances, implications of IP, and mediums?


    OMG That Cloudburst Super Soaker behind the Point Break is committing trademark infringement by using the name of a Transformer!
     

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