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Nike Air Max Flyposite Megatron Sneakers

Posted on 11-12-2012 at 01:07 PM by Sol Fury under Other News
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Website Kicks on Fire has updated with some pictures of a special edition release for the Nike Air Max Flyposite sneakers. Pictured are some "special edition" Megatron sneakers - it's a double reference, both to Calvin "Megatron" Johnson of the Detroit Lions and also to Megatron himself, as the sneakers feature a lawyer-friendly not-quite Decepticon logo (still looks a bit like Soundwave's head, though) and a gridlined, gradient detail that partially resembles the background grid / gradient used on the Generation 1 Transformers packaging.
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yuck!
GizmoTron
Would have been better to have the real Decepticon emblem on the shoe.

Come on, Nike, you're a billion dollar shoe company, you could have paid for the license.
RoadRage
YES YES FANGANSM ALL OVER AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!..............................Just a huge con fan REALLY WILL GET AND KILL for em!!!
stevej
Worst. Merch. Ever.
Lbsammills51
I actually like those. They look pretty slick and are a nice blend of G1/Transformer references and athletic shoe designs. I think I want these, I just hope they're not too limited.
Janeails22x
Very Interesting to see the use of a football helmet facemask and visor into the design of the logo. Pretty well done if you ask me.

So does Hasbro not have a trademark on the "Megatron" name or something? It's not like he is, or has been, "Decepticon Megatron" on packaging. There HAS to be something preventing Nike from using that name on Merchandise. Perhaps the split words "Mega" and "Tron" imply two different words (Lawyer friendly) and thus create the illusion of one?
Hoptimus
Disney would probably have an issue w/ Nike using "Tron".

Wait- they don't transform?! PASS!
Enigma2K2
It kicks the ass of Sports Label easily. You can wear these.
Galvatron Rage
I'm guessing they're pushing the limits of what's acceptable before they need a license. I mean, it has the name Megatron (okay, its Mega Tron, sure), and a pseudo-faction logo on it!



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Worst. Merch. Ever.
Haha, you must have not seen the most recent Optimus Prime and Grimlock hoodies! Those were WAY worse!
lildevilchick
Ew.
O.Supreme
usually i dont care about Sports Athletes nicknames, and I'm not gonna say that Calvin johnson should stop being called "Megatron", but either they need to change the origin of how he got that nickname, or stop telling it because it makes him just sound really stupid

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Johnson has a rare combination of size, hands, speed, strength, leaping ability, body control and hand-eye coordination; just like Megatron. His nickname "Megatron" was given to him by former Lions wide receiver Roy Williams and the name caught on with fans.
Megatron

Size- sure is a head or so taller than most Transformers
Speed? -not really known for that
Strength- Sure
leaping ability? -Not really
Body control & hand-eye coordination? I dont know if these aspects have ever been examined in Transformers. I guess if you took into account that some continuities reveal him to be a gladiator but still, I think thats grasping its straws
Incepticon
Awe.Ful.
Autovolt 127
Meh i'm satisfied with my current running shoes.

All I see is Megatron in name only.
SPLIT LIP
Wow, nice clearly cheap-knock-off Transformers knock-off shoe there, Nike. Couldn't even go for an acceptable attempt at a 'Con logo.
Cracka J
these megs from a few years back were pretty hot. sadly I wear sasquatch size 16 and they weren't made that big so I had to pass. much better then the new calvin ones though, imo, and a helluva lot nicer package deal for TF fans.

Cadbane
Nothing resembles Megatron, so Nike can get away from being warned by Hasbro for this one.
Lbsammills51
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Originally Posted by O.Supreme View Post
usually i dont care about Sports Athletes nicknames, and I'm not gonna say that Calvin johnson should stop being called "Megatron", but either they need to change the origin of how he got that nickname, or stop telling it because it makes him just sound really stupid



Megatron

Size- sure is a head or so taller than most Transformers
Speed? -not really known for that
Strength- Sure
leaping ability? -Not really
Body control & hand-eye coordination? I dont know if these aspects have ever been examined in Transformers. I guess if you took into account that some continuities reveal him to be a gladiator but still, I think thats grasping its straws
I think it was more of a "Megatron is a destructive, imposing force...like Calvin Johnson" bit and not a strict "Holy crap, Megatron is physically so similar to Calvin" bit.

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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Wow, nice clearly cheap-knock-off Transformers knock-off shoe there, Nike. Couldn't even go for an acceptable attempt at a 'Con logo.
Well, this is a Calvin Johnson shoe with Transformer references due to the nickname. I actually like that the logo approximates the Decepticon logo without it being the Decepticon logo itself. They're not trying to make an actual Transformer shoe, just a Calvin Johnson shoe that plays on the Megatron nickname.

I don't see what the big deal is with the logo. I'm sure if they really wanted to do a Transformers shoe, connected to Calvin Johnson or not, they could if they wanted to (why would Hasbro say no, if approached).
O.Supreme
Any Corner Back who totaly owns him in a game shoudl be called Optimus Prime heh...
Razerwire
If I see these I might actually consider picking them up.
Enigma2K2
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Originally Posted by Cracka J View Post
these megs from a few years back were pretty hot. sadly I wear sasquatch size 16 and they weren't made that big so I had to pass. much better then the new calvin ones though, imo, and a helluva lot nicer package deal for TF fans.

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Jeebus! why didn't they just remake these?
MegaMoonMan
It's a big name company making a crap KO. Do it right or GTFO Nike.
alfred p. sloan
Yep, those are sick!
Illmatic
They should've just released more licensed g1 themes like they did a few years back. Could've done some designs with Dunks, Air Forces, or Vandals. Pretty shitty for Nike to try to implement a Decepticon styled emblem like that. And, I'm not just speaking as a Transformers fan, but as a Nikehead as well.
3.8TransAM
Me thinks they are as overrated as Calvin Johnson or overrated as the Lions this year.

The whole Megatron thing has always pissed me off.

The old ones look 10 times better though
DJW107PRIME
Neat now I want Charles Tillman Optimus Prime kicks.
3.8TransAM
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Neat now I want Charles Tillman Optimus Prime kicks.
Hell yes

Maybe give it a Megatron punching action as well
The 12th Prime
I dig'em! I wish Calvin played for the Bears, but I'd buy two pairs of these. One to wear and one to keep for display. I like the design of the shoes and I'm not bothered by the take on the Decepticon logo. I've gotten use to altered (FP Insecticons) or no logos on 3rd party items and when I think about it, it makes sense for the robots to be truly in disguise sans symbols. I haven't bought Nike in years but these are a serious consideration. As for Calvin having the "Megatron" nickname it doesn't matter how or why he has it as it is good press for Transformers and good for us.

How many Megatron's does Calvin have and how many has he helped sell to NFL or Lions fans?
rhinox1701
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Worst. Merch. Ever.
agree 200%
Stepper
Megatron wearing jersey no.81,nice
Lbsammills51
I admit it would've been a nice bit of serendipity if Calvin Johnson had been assigned either #84 (duh) or #16 (Meg's number according to Takara's G1 numbering) when he came into the league.
DJW107PRIME
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Originally Posted by 3.8TransAM View Post
Hell yes

Maybe give it a Megatron punching action as well
Johnator
That is pathetic.
trionsupreme
nike sucks and the player sucks for this blatant rip off!!
Sol Fury
http://www.sneakerfiles.com/2012/11/...ase-date-info/

Bit more info, coming out on Black Friday, $190 pricetag, so about 10 times the cost of my last footwear. Yes I'm cheap like that, more money for TOYZ!
igniz1984
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
http://www.sneakerfiles.com/2012/11/...ase-date-info/

Bit more info, coming out on Black Friday, $190 pricetag, so about 10 times the cost of my last footwear. Yes I'm cheap like that, more money for TOYZ!
Hell Yeah, me too. I'll just the get the KO's
CyclonuS_ZerO
Nothing "Megatron" about thses really. :\
Lbsammills51
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
http://www.sneakerfiles.com/2012/11/...ase-date-info/

Bit more info, coming out on Black Friday, $190 pricetag, so about 10 times the cost of my last footwear. Yes I'm cheap like that, more money for TOYZ!
Oh balls, a Black Friday release. Argh, I guess I won't be owning these after all. Doh.
B'Bantor
Wack
Micronautsdeep
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Nike Air Max Flyposite ?Megatron? | KicksOnFire

Nice use of the G1 box gradient in there!
They can keep them. Ugly as hell, insanely expensive, and they don't even have the Decepticon emblem.
RavageBeak1000
These will be on Nikestore.com?
Aernaroth
Looks like they're really running with this concept...

NIKE, Inc. - Nike launches Calvin Johnson's CJ81 Collection inspired by Megatron
Gingerchris
If I was gonna buy Transformery footwear, especially at the prices these things usually are, I'd want them to be proper TF footwear.

Just don't turn up at a TF convention wearing them or Hasbro will cry 'Knock off!' until you're refused entry.
Shaba
I would love to get that hoodie. It's cool how Calvin's got his own 'logo' fashioned after the 'Con symbol.
miscreant
Unless Nike and Hasbro have an agreement........ That logo on the tongue of the Huaraches is pushing it, imo.
El Duque
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Unless Nike and Hasbro have an agreement........ That logo on the tongue of the Huaraches is pushing it, imo.
I was thinking the same thing. Isn't this just Nike putting out "third-party" Transformers apparel? Where's the anti-third party crowd? Shouldn't they be here calling for Hasbro to sue Nike for stepping on their IP? That faction symbol is clearly derived from the TF brand, they're using the name Megatron, and they're fully acknowledging what they're doing. They even say they're mimicking the G1 packaging's grid design. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with this. Heck I would love to get one of those hoodies.

Unless of course there is some deal between the two companies, but if that were the case I would think we would be seeing more Hasbro branding. Then again the official TF facebook page is sharing a link to the Nike press release.
Aernaroth
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Originally Posted by El Duque View Post
I was thinking the same thing. Isn't this just Nike putting out "third-party" Transformers apparel? Where's the anti-third party crowd? Shouldn't they be here calling for Hasbro to sue Nike for stepping on their IP? That faction symbol is clearly derived from the TF brand, they're using the name Megatron, and they're fully acknowledging what they're doing. They even say they're mimicking the G1 packaging's grid design. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with this. Heck I would love to get one of those hoodies.

Unless of course there is some deal between the two companies, but if that were the case I would think we would be seeing more Hasbro branding. Then again the official TF facebook page is sharing a link to the Nike press release.
I imagine they've got some kind of agreement. This isn't the first nike/transformers crossover product, after all, though the last set was done through Takara.
Stepper
Is there a Optimus Prime version or sooner or later they will issue Optimus Prime?

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