|03-10-2009, 12:42 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Queens, NY
I just saw this news over at our sister site TFW2500.com
It appears that there will be a new Transformers Animated character named Mainframe. I wonder if Hasbro just acquired the rights to the name once again? I also wonder if they can use this name for multiple characters across different toy lines, or if it is just resereved for only one character in one toy line?
I know many of your were thrilled to receive a Mainframe G.I. Joe migure for this modern line, but were upset with the fact that he was named Dataframe.
This is the same with Shockwave being named Shockblast. I thought that Hasbro acquired the name Shockwave once again because they used it for Transformers Animated Shockwave. Remember when he was renamed Shockblast as well during the Transformers Energon line?
I haven't read it yet, but here is the link to the story...
Mainframe Animation Model revealed! - TFW2005 - The 2005 Boards
Here is a link to Mainframe's profile at Tansformers Wiki...
Mainframe (Animated - Transformers Wiki)
Does anyone know if Hasbro is required to only use these names strictly for one character at a time? I would love to see Dataframe as Mainframe and Shockblast as Shockwave once again in our Joe universe.
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|03-10-2009, 01:04 AM||#2|
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Well in Transformers 1 they used the name Col. Sharp. Said character obviously was never made into a figure (I am hoping sometime they will make him).
However, this proves that they are willing to use other characters into the opposing universe.
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|03-10-2009, 12:10 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
Did they lose Voltar? I see there is a new Cartoon Network Cartoon League of Super Evil and the main character is Voltar. He doesn't get talked about much but he had a fairly Major part of the Marvel run so I was hoping for an updated figure eventually.
|03-10-2009, 12:15 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: dallas tx
i heard hasbro is losing the rights to the title g i joe, and that is why they are pupmping out tons of crappy toys to ruin the name for the next owner of the title g i joe.
|03-10-2009, 12:16 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Hasbro lost the rights to themselves....
|03-10-2009, 01:08 PM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Anyway, I seem to recall reading in someone's Q and A at some point that they are trying not to use characters with the same name in different toy lines anymore (even if they originally had it).
|03-10-2009, 01:40 PM||#7|
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Hey all, not sure if this has been posted, but I find it quite crappy ... apperantly we are going to see a Mainframe character from Hasbro after all, but it's not what you think ... follow this link ... New Animated Character Mainframe Revealed Transformers ... nothing like a piss off, they rename a character from Joe because they lost the right to the name, but now they suddenly have those rights for a Transformers characters, also from Hasbro ... looks like someone dropped the ball on this one.
|03-10-2009, 01:44 PM||#8|
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I hate this. No wonder he's now Dataframe in the Joe universe.
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