Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3

Transformers News: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 2:07PM CDT

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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"


Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks
Credit(s): USPTO, TFW2005 user Neo-Bombshell, Sabrblade
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Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419367)
Posted by xyl360 on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:12pm CDT
There is only one way I can respond to this: YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!! :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON:
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419372)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:26pm CDT
Well, This is certainly something!
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419374)
Posted by It Is Him on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CDT
More likely this is the US version of Battle Beasts.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419376)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:31pm CDT
So that is what a nerdgasm feels like :-?
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419379)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:37pm CDT
Honestly not sure if want.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419382)
Posted by Mkall on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
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
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419383)
Posted by BeastWarsFTW on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419385)
Posted by RodimalToyota on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419388)
Posted by BeastWarsFTW on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:50pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419390)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:51pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419391)
Posted by xyl360 on September 12th, 2012 @ 2:52pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419395)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:02pm CDT
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.)
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419397)
Posted by PrymeStriker on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:03pm CDT
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.


[quote]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.[/quote]

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).


[quote]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.
[/quote]

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:


[quote]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.[/quote]

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: !
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419406)
Posted by Gundamu on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
Okay. I am interested. :grin:
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419412)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419413)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:26pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:Do not want.


LOL, you don't even know what it is yet! :lol: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419415)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:29pm CDT
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.

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.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419416)
Posted by helli0n on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CDT
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Beasts

With the Battle Beast comics just around the corner we may get more of an idea of what may or may not be up with them. Previews: IDW’s Infected, Battle Beasts, Secret Battles of Genghis Khan, and Transformers: Regeneration One
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419419)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:43pm CDT
I'm leaning towards this being something Aligned-related and not Beast Era-related.
Re: Hasbro Applies for Beast Hunters Trademarks - Update: Transformers Prime Season 3 (1419424)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 12th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CDT
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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