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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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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:00 pm

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The 3rd party figures/toys get coverage anyway, at least indirectly, b/c the online stores who carry them list them in their headlines. Heck, I bet some of the Hasbro employees buy 3rd party items secretly, b/c they know the character/figure will never have a US release and possibly for research.
The very cool Megatron themed Nike CJ 81 collection has been sanctioned by Hasbro/TF, so coverage of this shouldn't be sharply criticized
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Re: Nike Air Max Flyposite “Megatron”

Postby faustx » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:53 am

Hmmm...a bit too flashy to actually rock on court, and I can't quite bring myself to put these on display...get me a classic G1 themed version on the other hand....

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