So...about Generations GDO Dead End

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So...about Generations GDO Dead End

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:28 pm

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The toy is esentially Wildrider, thanks to both the mold for the alt mode, and the paint deco. But they named him Dead End, and the bio matches that character as well. Was "Wildrider" not available for trademark? If so, "Decepticon Wildrider" or "Stunticon Wildrider" wouldn't have cut it?

Interestingly enough, now we're only short a proper Dead End (or a Wildrider decoed like Dead End) of having a full set of the five Stunticons in Classics form :) Well, Motormaster is woefully undersized, but scale has never been quite right in Transformers anyway. ;)
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Re: So...about Generations GDO Dead End

Postby RAcast » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:44 pm

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Scale issues?? I don't know what you're talking about!

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Re: So...about Generations GDO Dead End

Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:58 am

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I'm imagining Soundwave looking down at his chest, opening the tape deck, and finding nothing inside. Then he thinks to himself, "Where did I leave Laserbeak?"
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Re: So...about Generations GDO Dead End

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:30 am

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Wolfman Jake wrote:The toy is esentially Wildrider, thanks to both the mold for the alt mode, and the paint deco. But they named him Dead End, and the bio matches that character as well. Was "Wildrider" not available for trademark? If so, "Decepticon Wildrider" or "Stunticon Wildrider" wouldn't have cut it?


Probably not. Like "Motormaster", "Wildrider" has been a tough name to hold in the recent years (there were plans to use "Wildracer" as a substitute). Also, this may be an attempt to keep a hold on the "Dead End" trademark, as the amount of use determines its strength. Both lack of use and overuse weaken the trademark considerably, through lack of association and becoming generic respectively.
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Re: So...about Generations GDO Dead End

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:30 am

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This would pass as Dead End, considering how *fake* GDO Dead End also uses a movie mold.

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Re: So...about Generations GDO Dead End

Postby Wolfman Jake » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:55 am

Motto: ""A mountain with a wolf on it stands a little taller.""
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Yeah, RotF Deluxe Dead End is a possibility, but I think its movie aesthetic is just a bit too strong, personally. The RotF Scout Breakdown mold, however, strikes a better compromise with the Classics look, using blockier proportions and alt mode kibble, along with a great head sculpt.
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