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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:29 pm

They could have called it Run-A-Boot and said he was from Canada, eh?
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby El Duque » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:45 pm

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As promised The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has fully revealed their 2012 exclusive Over-Run (aka Ranabout)! Bio and robot mode image below. We expect pre-orders to open for this guy and their other 2012 exclusive Shattered Glass Drift sometime next week.


OVER-RUN tries to pass himself off as a suave connoisseur of fine things. It’s not a façade he can really maintain for long, less because of his generally low intelligence and more because his interest in beautiful objects starts and ends with “blow them up!" His drive to seem sophisticated is in direct conflict with his enthusiastic love of explosions and action. The former is almost always on the losing side of that battle. He’s not interested in the Decepticons’ plans for conquest; he’s just with them because of the greater opportunities for his kind of fun. He’s always on the move, looking to create a bigger fireball, a larger bomb crater, and generally cram every microsecond with action.

He is partnered with the hyperactive RUNAMUCK, and has never had more fun in his life. Marginally smarter than his partner, he also has better self-control, giving the pairing just enough focus to present a real danger to most robots they gang up on.

Over-Run is a Deluxe sized figure featured in the Wings Universe and is Runamuck’s demolition partner. Over-Run utilizes one of the extremely popular “Classics” molds and features an all-new head sculpt by Dan Khanna and Paul Brooks. The toy is packed in a convention style box with a foam insert for easy removal and display.


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Postby Delicon » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:09 pm

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I've passed on a lot of the club exclusives but I really think I'll have to get this one.
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Postby GetRightRobot » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:23 pm

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Postby F Prime » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:25 pm

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Pretty excited to get these two figures. Now I just need to find a large enough Statue of Liberty playset for them to deface.....
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Mkall » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:42 pm

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That's pure aswesomeness. I can't wait to have these two.
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Postby metalformer » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:49 pm

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*Sigh*
Somebody should make custom stickers for these packages (ala ReproLabel) to "correct" these "injustices" and restore its G1 Glory!
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Postby PaxCybertron82 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:04 pm

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"Over-Run utilizes one of the extremely popular “Classics” molds" This makes me laugh. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind this mold at all, but let's be frank: its only "popular" because its one of 5 molds Hasbro uses.

Still, I can't wait for both and seems I had both as a kid, they're getting a special place on my shelf. I'm already thinking of making some tweaks to the transformation though, specifically how the "Wings" are displayed. I may leave mine down along the body, like the old "arms" that the G1 guys had.
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Postby LiKwid » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:18 pm

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They can call him what they want..I know who it's gonna be on my shelf :P Gonna be a long morning of f5in :P
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Postby cannonfodder4000 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:25 pm

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ViperEye82 wrote:Still, I can't wait for both and seems I had both as a kid, they're getting a special place on my shelf. I'm already thinking of making some tweaks to the transformation though, specifically how the "Wings" are displayed. I may leave mine down along the body, like the old "arms" that the G1 guys had.


This one dude, Genral Tekno, he did this way cool transformation for Wheeljack that'll give you like a more accurate looking Runamuck and Runabout. :D
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Postby rpetras » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:36 pm

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cannonfodder4000 wrote:This one dude, Genral Tekno, he did this way cool transformation for Wheeljack that'll give you like a more accurate looking Runamuck and Runabout. :D



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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby RiddlerJ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:41 pm

Definately getting this guy.

Still undecided on SG Drift. I'm not into the whole SG thing But I would repurpose him as Turbo or Lightspeed. Unfortunately, the Japanese deco makes that hard to do. :-?
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Mkall » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:24 pm

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RiddlerJ wrote:Definately getting this guy.

Still undecided on SG Drift. I'm not into the whole SG thing But I would repurpose him as Turbo or Lightspeed. Unfortunately, the Japanese deco makes that hard to do. :-?

There's always W.A.R.S.

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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby RiddlerJ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:46 pm

Mkall wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Definately getting this guy.

Still undecided on SG Drift. I'm not into the whole SG thing But I would repurpose him as Turbo or Lightspeed. Unfortunately, the Japanese deco makes that hard to do. :-?

There's always W.A.R.S.

Great... now I'm tempted to get two


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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Blackstreak » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:54 pm

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What kind of scheduling is there to hinder naming something what it should be named? I just don't get it. I'd still get him and use the name Runabout.
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:01 pm

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Blackstreak wrote:What kind of scheduling is there to hinder naming something what it should be named? I just don't get it. I'd still get him and use the name Runabout.


Trademarks have to be registered first, then Hasbro needs to file reports on usage. All of that takes time, but reporting usage of a name already in possession is quickly done.
Also, registering new names costs quite a bit of money, so again Hasbro has made it a sport to re-use names they already have. "Breakaway" instead of "Getaway" and "Over-Run" instead of "Spastic" come to mind.
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Midnight_Fox » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:22 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first,


Actually, in America, they don't. Unregistered Trademarks relating to a specific context is protectable in US Courts. Please note the bolded statement in the below quote.

At least according to several lawyers commenting on the Intellectual Property Case Games Workshop has brought against Chapterhouse Studios:

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You can get trademark protection for certain words that are in common use (for example, Apple) if there's little relation to the actual product being produced (computers). But if the word is generic or merely descriptive of the good being sold then you can't get protection.

Trademarks can be (in decreasing order of protection):
Fanciful (EXXON for oil company)
Arbitrary (APPLE for computers)
Suggestive (MICROSOFT for microprocessor software)
Descriptive (SHARP for copiers)
Generic (MINIATURE for miniatures games)

Generic marks can never be protected, descriptive marks can only be protected to the extent they've developed secondary meaning. So while "Games Workshop" might be descriptive (for example; although GW would probably argue that the mark is suggestive), it has developed secondary meaning in the market beyond its literal meaning. Therefore, the term is protected.

What GW is (probably) going to argue is that the words described above are "Descriptive" and have developed secondary meaning on their own. CH will say that those terms are merely generic, or have not developed secondary meaning, and therefore not protected.

In terms of legitimacy, there's little difference between registered and unregistered trademarks (registered trademarks just go through this process before the USPTO rather than waiting for a court to make the determination) "

Essentially, just because you haven't registered a trademark, doesn't mean you don't own it.
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:29 pm

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Midnight_Fox wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first,


Actually, in America, they don't. Unregistered Trademarks relating to a specific context is protectable in US Courts.

At least according to several lawyers commenting on the Intellectual Property Case Games Workshop has brought against Chapterhouse Studios.


Well, registered as in that the Trademark Office knows such and such company has the rights to such and such name in such and such area. :)
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Midnight_Fox » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:35 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first,


Actually, in America, they don't. Unregistered Trademarks relating to a specific context is protectable in US Courts.

At least according to several lawyers commenting on the Intellectual Property Case Games Workshop has brought against Chapterhouse Studios.


Well, registered as in that the Trademark Office knows such and such company has the rights to such and such name in such and such area. :)


Interestingly, according to the TFCC Magazine covers, Transformers itself is an unregistered Trademark(notified by the TM, a registered Trademark has the R in a circle marking).

In fact, if you go through your products, you'd be surprised how often these AREN'T registered trademarks with the USPTO.

The name Hasbro itself, however, DOES have a registered Trademark symbol.
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:29 pm

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metalformer wrote:*Sigh*
Somebody should make custom stickers for these packages (ala ReproLabel) to "correct" these "injustices" and restore its G1 Glory!


Reprolabels for a box ??? Are you serious ??? (no offense)

I already got a nice place in my closet picked out for Runabout’s box. And yes I said “Runabout”.

It’s s**t like this that proves just how stupid copyrights really are under certain circumstances. Hasbro doesn’t even own the rights to the names of characters they created ??? WTF ??? There should be a law that a copyright has to be renewed every 5 years or it expires and is free for the taking. This would keep the names belonging to legitimate businesses and not copyright hoarders who buy rights when a franchise is about to go bankrupt. Does anyone know where the owner of the name “Runabout” is right now ??? He might be living under a highway sipping a bottle of cheap booze…
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby gavinfuzzy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:05 pm

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Rated X wrote:
metalformer wrote:*Sigh*
Somebody should make custom stickers for these packages (ala ReproLabel) to "correct" these "injustices" and restore its G1 Glory!


Reprolabels for a box ??? Are you serious ??? (no offense)

I already got a nice place in my closet picked out for Runabout’s box. And yes I said “Runabout”.

It’s s**t like this that proves just how stupid copyrights really are under certain circumstances. Hasbro doesn’t even own the rights to the names of characters they created ??? WTF ??? There should be a law that a copyright has to be renewed every 5 years or it expires and is free for the taking. This would keep the names belonging to legitimate businesses and not copyright hoarders who buy rights when a franchise is about to go bankrupt. Does anyone know where the owner of the name “Runabout” is right now ??? He might be living under a highway sipping a bottle of cheap booze…


Yeah, copyright for stuff expires after time. Also, runabout seems a too generic name. Now you cant copyright too generic terms... like Jazz, or Ratchet, and Brawl.

So hasbro has to go with an alternative... although, they should have just done "Decepticon Runabout".
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby gavinfuzzy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:09 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first, then Hasbro needs to file reports on usage. All of that takes time, but reporting usage of a name already in possession is quickly done.
Also, registering new names costs quite a bit of money, so again Hasbro has made it a sport to re-use names they already have. "Breakaway" instead of "Getaway" and "Over-Run" instead of "Spastic" come to mind.


Spastic actually made the copyright. The boxes here still say "Spastic". The change with Over-Run was due to some people finding "spastic" offensive, so hasbro printed new stickers for the packaging to cover up the existing name :lol: .
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:28 pm

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gavinfuzzy wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first, then Hasbro needs to file reports on usage. All of that takes time, but reporting usage of a name already in possession is quickly done.
Also, registering new names costs quite a bit of money, so again Hasbro has made it a sport to re-use names they already have. "Breakaway" instead of "Getaway" and "Over-Run" instead of "Spastic" come to mind.


Spastic actually made the copyright. The boxes here still say "Spastic". The change with Over-Run was due to some people finding "spastic" offensive, so hasbro printed new stickers for the packaging to cover up the existing name :lol: .


Damn, I never found Spastic. I wanted him just for the box to put it next to my HA Jazz with tobacco and gambling being advertised in the background. :lol:

That whole spastic thread was bluddy funny !!!
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Re: TCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusives plus in-hand pic of Runabout!

Postby Midnight_Fox » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:58 pm

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Rated X wrote:
It’s s**t like this that proves just how stupid copyrights really are under certain circumstances. Hasbro doesn’t even own the rights to the names of characters they created ??? WTF ??? There should be a law that a copyright has to be renewed every 5 years or it expires and is free for the taking. This would keep the names belonging to legitimate businesses and not copyright hoarders who buy rights when a franchise is about to go bankrupt. Does anyone know where the owner of the name “Runabout” is right now ??? He might be living under a highway sipping a bottle of cheap booze…


Just to be clear: Copyright is NOT the same as Trademarks. A rant on Copyright doesn't apply here.

Trademarks protect signs or indicators(such as a name) that identifies products or services.

Copyright protects THINGS(such as an actual figure by protecting the rights to reproduce it exactly or a book by protecting the exact words and rights to reproduce it).

Runabout as a name falls under trademark, NOT copyright.

Trademarks MUST be lawfully used to be retained. If not actively used, it will be lost(usually after 5 years). If Hasbro doesn't have the trademark, it's their own fault for not using it for x number of years.
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