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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby TDK Akita » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:50 pm

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Those are far out! Too far out to wear on the town, but those are definitely coppable! They would add fire to any collection, but if you want something to actually wear, check out those House of Hoops Soundwaves... well if you can find em for under $500 (damn resellers!)..
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:34 pm

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Those house of hoops shoes were sold out in less than a day pretty much. I hope they get reissued. Scalper prices are terrible. Moreover, i want these CJ Megatron shoes! Grid from packaging! sick!
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby El Duque » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:35 pm

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We have some release information on the previously reported Nike Air Max Flyposite "Megatron" athletic shoes. According to SneakerFiles these will be released in limited quantity next Friday (aka Black Friday) at a retail price of $190.00.

Next Friday, Nike Sportswear is set to introduce a special edition of the Nike Air Max Flyposite inspired by the best receiver in the NFL – Calvin Johnson.

Sporting a Black/Black-Court Purple-Wolf Grey colorway that pairs black nubuck with a purple, blue and silver gradient across the Foamposite shell, the kicks sit atop an icy outsole and feature a metallic silver grid across the Foam paneling, bright blue laces, a matching embroidered Swoosh and Megatron branding on the heel, custom insoles and inside the tongue.

Retailing for $190, look for the Nike Air Max Flyposite NRG “Megatron” to drop on November 23 in limited quantities.

Colorway: Black/Black-Court Purple-Wolf Grey
Release Date: 11/23/2012
Retail: $190
Product Code: 577637-001


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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:07 pm

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I want these but $200 (w/tax) is too rich for my blood. Not worth it to hunt for it on black Fri. either. Sounds like a nightmare. Tryin to save up for a trip at the end of the month too. After MP Prime and FOC combaticons - kinda tapped out too. All caught up for the yr. -no more $ on toys/collectibles.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

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I'm so glad im not a sneaker head....Because that is one painful hobby...
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:34 pm

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LiKwid wrote:I'm so glad im not a sneaker head....Because that is one painful hobby...



ya, especially if u were lookin for the foot locker House of Hoops exclusive BB, Megs and soundwave shoes from about 2 yrs. ago. Only released in 3 U.S. cities. Great job Nike and Foot locker!! IDIOTS! Did they even stop to think how much demand there'd be for those? There are a lot of TF fans out there!!
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby El Duque » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:27 am

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NIKE LAUNCHES CALVIN JOHNSON'S CJ81 COLLECTION INSPIRED BY MEGATRON


Nike celebrates a long-standing weekend of football and an athlete that has truly transformed the game.


NOVEMBER 21, 2012

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In celebration of Thanksgiving weekend, Nike celebrates a long-standing weekend of football and an athlete that has truly transformed the game. The Nike CJ81 Collection Inspired by Megatron speaks to WR Calvin Johnson’s rare combination of physical talent and mental toughness. This menacing combination creates a prototypical specimen that undoubtedly deserves a moniker like Megatron. Much like the fictional character, Johnson relies on his uncanny ability to pull out an arsenal of physical strengths or “weapons” based on anything he encounters on the field.

The collection, inspired by the Hasbro Transformers character created in 1984, features iconic Nike silhouettes across lifestyle, training and performance including the CJ81 Nike Air Max Flyposite, CJ81 Nike Huarache Free Shield, CJ81 Nike Vapor Jet Glove 2.0, CJ81 Nike Vapor Football Sock, CJ81 Nike True Adjustable Hat, and the CJ81 Nike KO Hoody.

Merging the old and new, the traditional Transformers grid pattern and colors of black, silver, purple and blue from the original Megatron packaging, help highlight the CJ81 logo design.

The limited collection will be available starting November 23 at several Nike retail locations as well as Nike Yardline at Champs Sports and Eastbay online.

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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:37 am

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So I'm guessing the weird Decepticon logo is this guy's personal logo?
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby El Duque » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:13 am

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I don't want to turn this into something it's not, but how is this that much different than what third-party companies do and where are those that are so opposed to third-party companies? I don't see anywhere where this a collaboration between Nike and Hasbro, but they are using a faction symbol that is clearly derived from the Transformers brand, the name Megatron, and they even fully acknowledge what they are doing. Is the faction symbol a direct copy of the Decepticon symbol? No, but is Hercules a direct copy of any existing Devastator design? Again the answer is no. I just find it interesting that when a third-party company puts out a figure we always hear about how they're ripping off Hasbro, but isn't Nike doing the same thing here? Unless of course there is some deal in place between the companies, but if that were the case I would imagine we would see some Hasbro branding on this stuff.

For the record, I think this stuff is awesome and would love to get that hoodie!
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby Hiryu02 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:33 am

This is an actual, legit collabo?

Weird. I mean good on TF/Nike for the effort, but it's just done in such an odd way. It's almost like a knock-off collection instead of a licensed collabo piece.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby El Duque » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:38 am

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Hiryu02 wrote:This is an actual, legit collabo?

Weird. I mean good on TF/Nike for the effort, but it's just done in such an odd way. It's almost like a knock-off collection instead of a licensed collabo piece.


I don't see any cross branding, but the official Transformers facebook page is sharing a link to the Nike press release so obviously they approve.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby Rated X » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:58 pm

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I love Nike but the sunglasses on the con sign look ******. But Im all for urbanizing of the Transformers brand. There needs to be lines of products for all genres and subcultures.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby MulkPrime » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:45 pm

The faction symbol is actually fairly clever! I know there are people on here who like to whine and complain. the faction symbol is actually a a football helmet with the facemask and eye shield. I think that it serves it's purpose and actually looks fine if you know about sports and know what you are looking at!
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby craggy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:00 pm

MulkPrime wrote:The faction symbol is actually fairly clever! I know there are people on here who like to whine and complain. the faction symbol is actually a a football helmet with the facemask and eye shield. I think that it serves it's purpose and actually looks fine if you know about sports and know what you are looking at!

I know what I'm looking at: 3rd party (ie Non-Hasbro) non-Transformers items on the front page.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby MulkPrime » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:11 pm

I'm sure Nike is smart enough to pay license fees for megatron and what not. They are not some KO company. Let me ask you this... Is this first time that there has been third party news on the front page? Last time I checked megatron TF inspired gear may interest us. Especially someonelike me that went to Georgia Tech. If you don't like it skip over the article!
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby JOP » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:04 pm

I am so very glad that Seibertron opted to stop covering the third party market in favor of... this.

And that logo? I understand the premise; to mix the Decepticon icon, a football helmet, and work in Calvin Johnson's number along the way. This does not change the fact that it is neither obvious or inspired.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby El Duque » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:29 pm

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Guys, like I said before, don't turn this into something it's not. While I'm not seeing any obvious connections to Hasbro the official Transformers Facebook page is linking to the Nike press release. That tells me they're endorsing this or at least fine with it.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:44 pm

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I want everything from that Nike CJ81 Collection!! So sick!!!!
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby Shegotron » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:15 pm

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Folks, Nike has previously sold licensed Transformers tie-in shoes, mostly linking to the live-action movie series. Plus, they licensed their product image to TakaraTomy for the Sport Label toys. In other words, Nike has an established history as both a licensee of, and a licensor to, the Transformers brand.

I'd say that Hasbro has, at the minimum, given the okay to Nike. No way Nike's lawyers let this go through if they didn't.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:36 am

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yes, not to mention the House of Hoops exclusive Megs, BB, and soundwave kicks from 3 yrs. ago
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby krayziejones » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:25 pm

Picked up two pairs of the shoes this morning
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:44 pm

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krayziejones wrote:Picked up two pairs of the shoes this morning



About how many pairs at the store? just curious. Also, how many hat, gloves, hoodies, etc. did the store have?
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby krayziejones » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:52 pm

As far as I know this collection was only available online at champs or East Bay. I bought mine at champs and they only had the hat and the shoes, at least when I was online in the morning. Not sure about quantity but when I checked later the shoes were sold out.
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:06 pm

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i tried looking on Eastbay before black fri. & didn't see anything. I'll have to check it out. Not lookin for the shoes -too expensive

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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby JOP » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:16 pm

El Duque wrote:Guys, like I said before, don't turn this into something it's not. While I'm not seeing any obvious connections to Hasbro the official Transformers Facebook page is linking to the Nike press release. That tells me they're endorsing this or at least fine with it.


There is no question that Hasbro approved the incredibly prominent use of their marks on these products - if they had not, Hasbro legal would already by firing off cease and desist letters. That the official Transformers Facebook page is providing coverage of the release of these items serves only as further proof. However, this is neither here nor there.

The bigger issue is that Seibertron, after making a forceful point about dropping news of third party figures on the grounds that they were unauthorized and therefore tangential to 'true' Transformers coverage, is now covering the release of American football apparel - for no other reason than the football player this clothing pays homage to is coincidentally nicknamed 'Megatron'. So transforming robot figures are out, but barely-related sports gear is in? How the hell did things end up so backwards?
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