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Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby El Duque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:59 pm

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Hasbro has applied for a rather interesting new trademark, Beast Hunters! They've applied in two categories, entertainment services and action figures.

BEAST HUNTERS: entertainment services, namely, an on-oing animated television series for children

BEAST HUNTERS: toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms

You may recall Beast Hunters was the original working name for Beast Machines.

From the "Fox Kids Fall Press Release" from alt.toys.transformers on February 10, 1999:

BEAST HUNTERS, the next evolution of the popular Beast Wars
franchise, continue their fight against the evil dragon Megatron and his
hordes of Predacons in 13 all-new episodes with cutting edge computer
animation, action, adventure and humor, produced by Mainframe
Entertainment.


The return of the Beast era? Speculate away!

Update: Thanks to Neo-Bombshell we have a little clarification regarding the recently Beast Hunters trademark applications. This relates to season three of Transformers Prime rather than a new series.

Neo-Bombshell wrote:Hello guys, as you may know I am a very old member of this forums and member of Transformers Peru community.

I was about to post this 2 days ago but I was so busy that I got some time today and the recent news about Beast Hunters made me hurry about sharing these info.

First, of all you may be free to believe it or not. As I told you I am an old member of these forums and I have no reason to try to invent something.

Last week a good friend of mine works for an important publisher company here in Peru and he is usually invited to product presentations and of course it was Hasbro's representatives in Peru who took an afternoon to show a very interesting presentation.

He got the presentation and he was so kind to share it to me.

It is the very last picture that got my interest ad what the main expositor said: "This is the new THIRD SEASON OF TRANSFORMERS PRIME"


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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby craggy » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:02 pm

could be a brand new thing, or a subtitle/subline of Prime. Airachnid and the Insecticons and some newly introduced guys VS Autobots and Decepticons, forcing Prime and...well, probably not Megatron, but maybe Starscream or Dreadwing, to join their forces together to become "Beast Hunters!" Either that or maybe the Star Seekers are going to be beasts who hunt?
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:03 pm

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It's worth nothing that Beast Hunters was the preliminary name for Beast Machines. :-B
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:12 pm

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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby BeastProwl » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:26 pm

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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby It Is Him » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:29 pm

More likely this is the US version of Battle Beasts.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby Mkall » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:43 pm

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Do we even know if this is Transformers related? Man I would hope for a return to the Beast era, but I'm not optimistic
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby BeastWarsFTW » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:43 pm

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This series will violate something between the continuity of Beast Wars and Beast Machines. As we all know at the end of Beast Wars, Megatron was strapped to the escape ship from the ark. And at the beginning of Beast Machines Megatron has taken over Cybertron by way of virus if I remember right. Maybe this series is meant as a replacement for Beast Machine since it was so bad. Start fresh from when they get back to Cybertron and Megs escapes, keeps his Dragon form and finds his old legion and commands them again. Maybe reformats his legion into predacons? Epic.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:47 pm

not sure how to feel about this..

Beast Wars was an awesome story, Beast Machines was not.
Beast Machines ended with OP and Megs dying.

Hopefully we are reading into it too much.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby BeastWarsFTW » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:50 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:not sure how to feel about this..

Beast Wars was an awesome story, Beast Machines was not.
Beast Machines ended with OP and Megs dying.

Hopefully we are reading into it too much.

I hope we are reading into it to much. Either they wrote the middle part between Beast Wars and Machines or they are doing something crazy lol.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:51 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:not sure how to feel about this..

Beast Wars was an awesome story, Beast Machines was not.
Beast Machines ended with OP and Megs dying.

Hopefully we are reading into it too much.


You guys kinda are. "Universe" and "Robots in Disguise" for example are names that have been reused by unrelated lines. I expect the same to happen with Beast Hunters.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:52 pm

BeastWarsFTW wrote:This series will violate something between the continuity of Beast Wars and Beast Machines. As we all know at the end of Beast Wars, Megatron was strapped to the escape ship from the ark. And at the beginning of Beast Machines Megatron has taken over Cybertron by way of virus if I remember right. Maybe this series is meant as a replacement for Beast Machine since it was so bad. Start fresh from when they get back to Cybertron and Megs escapes, keeps his Dragon form and finds his old legion and commands them again. Maybe reformats his legion into predacons? Epic.

I doubt it. I expect if it is a take on Beast Wars/Beast Machines, that it will be a tie-in to Prime, similar to how Rescue Bots and WfC/FoC are in the new 'Aligned' continuity, which excludes everything from the actual G1 cartoon canon (of which Beast Wars/Beast Machines are).

Since the Aligned Autobots and Decepticons didn't crash land on Earth in ancient times, the original story archs for Beast Wars don't make any sense. It's probably just some other world or our own ancient past where some factions of Bots and Cons showed up on Earth or inhabit some other primal world and end up encountering the Bots and Cons here on Earth in modern times.

Either way, if it means we get some nifty Beast Wars style toys and characters, I'm good with it, regardless of how they decide to handle the fiction.

To me this is the same as Ultra Mammoth. The comic claims it's Ultra Magnus' 'new body' in the Beast Era, but that's not what he'll be in my collection. He's just another marvelous repaint of an excellent Beast mold on my shelf and that's it. If these new Beast bots (assuming that's what we're getting) are any good, then that's what they'll be as well. Just more cool Beastformers for my shelf.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:02 pm

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Do not want.

Beast era had it's run, and then some. I'm perfectly content with Prime and expanding it. I don't want to go back to go on. Work with what we have now and get smart about it.

....unless Beast Hunters is Transformers 4... (Please, no.)
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:03 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
BeastWarsFTW wrote:This series will violate something between the continuity of Beast Wars and Beast Machines. As we all know at the end of Beast Wars, Megatron was strapped to the escape ship from the ark. And at the beginning of Beast Machines Megatron has taken over Cybertron by way of virus if I remember right. Maybe this series is meant as a replacement for Beast Machine since it was so bad. Start fresh from when they get back to Cybertron and Megs escapes, keeps his Dragon form and finds his old legion and commands them again. Maybe reformats his legion into predacons? Epic.

I doubt it. I expect if it is a take on Beast Wars/Beast Machines, that it will be a tie-in to Prime, similar to how Rescue Bots and WfC/FoC are in the new 'Aligned' continuity, which excludes everything from the actual G1 cartoon canon (of which Beast Wars/Beast Machines are).


Unless they intend to make a Beast Era sequel to the Aligned Continuity as they did in G1. In that case, I'd watch it, just because I'm an Aligned fanatic.


Since the Aligned Autobots and Decepticons didn't crash land on Earth in ancient times, the original story archs for Beast Wars don't make any sense. It's probably just some other world or our own ancient past where some factions of Bots and Cons showed up on Earth or inhabit some other primal world and end up encountering the Bots and Cons here on Earth in modern times.


Well, they don't have to remain in complete sync with the Beast Era's story arc. They could just use a similar concept (The Autobots and Decepticons change their names around after a period of time, and now they're the Maximals and Predacons).


Either way, if it means we get some nifty Beast Wars style toys and characters, I'm good with it, regardless of how they decide to handle the fiction.


I guess the universe wanted me to be a little bit more interested in the Beast Era. It knew this was coming and wanted me to be prepared. :lol:


To me this is the same as Ultra Mammoth. The comic claims it's Ultra Magnus' 'new body' in the Beast Era, but that's not what he'll be in my collection. He's just another marvelous repaint of an excellent Beast mold on my shelf and that's it. If these new Beast bots (assuming that's what we're getting) are any good, then that's what they'll be as well. Just more cool Beastformers for my shelf.


Beast Hunters. Wouldn't it be funny if this is a line centering around a bunch of Decepticon bounty hunters under Megatron hunting the Maximals, a sub-group of Autobots, about 50 years in the future from the current time plot (Prime & Rescue Bots). :roll: :lol:

In any case, bring on the :MAXIMAL: and :PREDACON: !
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby Gundamu » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:14 pm

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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:25 pm

It Is Him wrote:More likely this is the US version of Battle Beasts.


That was my first thought, but they are described in the trademark application as "toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms" The new Battle Beasts don't have any vehicles or transformations.
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Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:26 pm

Autobot032 wrote:Do not want.


LOL, you don't even know what it is yet! :lol: :BANG_HEAD:
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Postby starwarrior1227 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:29 pm

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How good are the viewings and reviews for TFPrime?
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i expect this copyright thing to be:
a: a sub-toyline to the PRID one
b: copyrighted so no one else can take it
c. an ALL NEW NON-TRANSFORMERS RELATED toyline/tv show.
(hey if big robots sell, companies gonna sell robot toys, even if they already have some.)

If Prime isnt doing well then, i will bet the beast era will be back AND IT BETTER BE BACK WITH AWESOME VENGENCE!!!(i missed the beast era as i was too young then (or didnt know about it) so if i get my chance and if the show and toys are good, then im good with Hasbro takin' my money- i also want some of the old actors aswell, if it happens).
and with the PRID toyline seeming to end with the lion-con and UMagnus i wouldnt be surprised if they are scrapping atleast the Prime toyline.
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Postby helli0n » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:33 pm

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It Is Him wrote:More likely this is the US version of Battle Beasts.


That was my first thought, but they are described in the trademark application as "toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms" The new Battle Beasts don't have any vehicles or transformations.

Yet...

From Wikipedia on the back in the day Battle Beasts:
In the Japanese market Takara branded the toys as a spin-off of Transformers and even named the toys "BeastFormers

As part of the Takara strategy, many of the Battle Beasts appeared in the episode "Rebellion on Planet Beast" of the Japanese Transformers cartoon series Transformers: The Headmasters.

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Postby Sabrblade » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:43 pm

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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:56 pm

helli0n wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
It Is Him wrote:More likely this is the US version of Battle Beasts.


That was my first thought, but they are described in the trademark application as "toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms" The new Battle Beasts don't have any vehicles or transformations.

Yet...

From Wikipedia on the back in the day Battle Beasts:
In the Japanese market Takara branded the toys as a spin-off of Transformers and even named the toys "BeastFormers

As part of the Takara strategy, many of the Battle Beasts appeared in the episode "Rebellion on Planet Beast" of the Japanese Transformers cartoon series Transformers: The Headmasters.



Understood. But the new Battle Beasts line is already out (in Japan), and it doesn't contain vehicles, robots, or transformers, as described in the trademark application for "Beast Hunters".
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Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:56 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:I'm leaning towards this being something Aligned-related and not Beast Era-related.


As Hasbro said back in 2010 when they started the Aligned timeline; the Aligned continuity is the base of all Transformers related projects for the next decade. I too assume this will be some sort of future of the Aligned Continuity (or Aligned based nonetheless).

This is also the reason I thought TF4 is going to be in Aligned based. I guess I was wrong, but still, I'm waiting on a Prime movie.


starwarrior1227 wrote:How good are the viewings and reviews for TFPrime?
we have that answer, we have our answer. Hasbro is unlikely to
start a new series unless Prime is doing poorly with the ratings.


It was an Emmy Award nomination and won. What do you think?

i expect this copyright thing to be:
a: a sub-toyline to the PRID one
b: copyrighted so no one else can take it
c. an ALL NEW NON-TRANSFORMERS RELATED toyline/tv show.
(hey if big robots sell, companies gonna sell robot toys, even if they already have some.)


A: They registered it for a toyline. You know how much I love toys. :DANCE:
B: Now why would they do that?
C: Perhaps a toyline/show about people who hunt beasts?

If Prime isnt doing well then, i will bet the beast era will be back AND IT BETTER BE BACK WITH AWESOME VENGENCE!!!(i missed the beast era as i was too young then (or didnt know about it) so if i get my chance and if the show and toys are good, then im good with Hasbro takin' my money- i also want some of the old actors aswell, if it happens).
and with the PRID toyline seeming to end with the lion-con and UMagnus i wouldnt be surprised if they are scrapping atleast the Prime toyline.


What? That makes no sense. We have two shows going on based in the Aligned Continuity, and both of them are doing incredible jobs at staying on the air.

And, no, PRiD is not ending with them. We're also getting a Skyquake. It ends with him (as far as we know).

They regestered this for a toyline and a cartoon. If they don't use it for a cartoon or toyline, what's the point? That would be a waste of time.
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks

Postby TimothyR » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:24 pm

is this quote from the fox press release a fact?

"BEAST HUNTERS, the next evolution of the popular Beast Wars
franchise, continue their fight against the evil dragon Megatron and his
hordes of Predacons in 13 all-new episodes with cutting edge computer
animation, action, adventure and humor, produced by Mainframe
Entertainment."

if it is.. shouldn't that end all of the speculation?

or is that quote, itself, speculation?
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"Age of Extinction"
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Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014