Question regarding RID Prowl alt mode and Alternators Sideswipe

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  1. thunder117

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    I'm not sure if it is, but if RID Prowl's lambo mode was licensed for Hasbro in 2000, why was Sideswipe unable to have his lambo mode 3 years later? I mean, does licensing really get taken away that soon?
     
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    I don't know much about it, but I never assumed RID prowl was licensed. I always figured he was a Lamborghini look a like, similar to Generations sideswipe. None of them have the Lamborghini emblems.
     
  3. thunder117

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    Seeing the TF Wiki page, it does say Prowl was supposed to turn into a Lambo Diablo.

    Now I know the Generations figures are DEFINITELY not licensed Lambos lol
     
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    I may be wrong on this but a license to produce a product based on another company's design is probably a negotiable contract and I'm betting that the the grantor of the license has the ability to set terms including the length of time and limit for that license.

    And I don't believe that RID Prowl was ever licensed. I'm pretty sure that Sideburn wasn't initially licensed and that Dodge came along after the fact and said 'hey, that looks great and we want our name on that'
     
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    Plus licenses are negotiated beforehand as to what the toy company can use it for. For example, Hasbro's license for MP Prowl can't be used to make a Nerf Nissan or a Monopoly game with Nissan Fairlady tokens or a Kreo Prowl with a realistic alt mode, or even, if it's not covered by the contract, a Generations Prowl.

    So just because they got a license for it for RiD Prowl doesn't mean they can use it for Alternators Sideswipe (different toyline and different character)
     
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    Sideburn had the Dodge Viper logo featured very prominently on the package, Prowl didn't have the Lamborghini logo anywhere, so it wasn't licensed.
     
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    This. Neither Prowl nor X-Brawn were licensed. Prowl didn't have any remolding like X-Brawn did to avoid licensing issues, but neither were licensed. Side Burn wasn't licensed until his Super Side Burn version either. I guess Dodge got on Hasbro's ass about it after seeing Side Burn on store shelves or summat.