New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 12:27PM CDT

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We have a new round of Hasbro trademark applications courtesy of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We already knew that Nightbeat would be appearing in the Generations line as a repaint/remold of IDW Deluxe Bumblebee. The other four remain, while all familiar to the Transformers franchise, remain a mystery.

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Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570157)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 30th, 2014 @ 12:32pm CDT
BotCon exclusives perhaps? Or maybe they're for Generations figures, who knows?
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570159)
Posted by megatronus on April 30th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
I misread 'Overload' as 'Overlord' at first. I was ecstatic for a split second. Now, I'm sad. :-(
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570161)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CDT
^ Yeah hell since this is generations and the regular movie line was moved into Gen heck some of them could be AOE characters.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570163)
Posted by Madeus Prime on April 30th, 2014 @ 12:45pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:^ Yeah hell since this is generations and the regular movie line was moved into Gen heck some of them could be AOE characters.


This.

In any case, Nightbeat is obviously for the new GEN Nightbeat.

Overload could be an AOE character, or perhaps a GEN Wide Load?

Rook (After looking him up) very likely a AOE character, as we don't even know what the original turned into, thus: No toy.

Strongarm was way too minor a character during the Unicron trilogy to earn a toy. Probably an AOE.

Sunstreaker either an AOE or a re-release of Universe Suntreaker in a better paint scheme
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570165)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 30th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I misread 'Overload' as 'Overlord' at first. I was ecstatic for a split second. Now, I'm sad. :-(


HA same, didn't even realized it was Overload until I read your comment.... :-(
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570168)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 30th, 2014 @ 12:54pm CDT
I present to you a possible use for Rook: as a grey RtS Windchanger repaint:

Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570170)
Posted by mblase75 on April 30th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
Masterpiece Sunstreaker Masterpiece Sunstreaker Masterpiece Sunstreaker....

Yeah, I know Takara Tomy makes 'em first. A guy can dream, can't he?
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570171)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 30th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
Is there any reason to assume they are trademarking these names for the purposes of creating a figure? Could these trademarks merely be for comic characters?

If there's a Sunstreaker figure coming, I'd bet it's going to be Generations, not MP. The MP Lambo mold doesn't work for Sunstreaker, and I doubt they're going to make another lambo mold.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570172)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 30th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CDT
these are all probably repaints of either generations or movie figures. Repaints typically stick together so since nightbeat is one then its safe to assume they all are. But shouldnt they have done nightbeats trademark before making the toy?
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570173)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 30th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Is there any reason to assume they are trademarking these names for the purposes of creating a figure? Could these trademarks merely be for comic characters?


I wouldn't think so. Do you see tm or ® whenever a name is uttered in the comics? Trademarks are used for products like toys and merchandise, I don't think for every single fictional character.

And looking at them a bit closer, they're filed with this ID:

Toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570176)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 30th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Is there any reason to assume they are trademarking these names for the purposes of creating a figure? Could these trademarks merely be for comic characters?


I wouldn't think so. Do you see tm or ® whenever a name is uttered in the comics? Trademarks are used for products like toys and merchandise, I don't think for every single fictional character.

And looking at them a bit closer, they're filed with this ID:

Toy action figures, toy vehicles and toy robots convertible into other visual toy forms


Well that's good to hear! Now let's hope they're for Generations figures, not flip-n-changers or one-step-smashers or mash-em-uppers or flip-n-mashers or two-step-changers or stomp-n-chomp-construct-bot-KREON-riders.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570177)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on April 30th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
Rook is probably a repaint of Legends Tailgate and not RtS Windcharger because if they bothered to make a new mold for Tailgate instead of using the RtS Windcharger mold then they've probably given up on the RtS mold.

If that's the case then he would come with a repaint of Groundbuster with the name of Strongarm or Overload.

Sunstreaker and either Strongarm or Overload can be anything. Maybe even new Legends molds.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570182)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 30th, 2014 @ 2:02pm CDT
Maybe Overload will be a repaint of the Generation Legends Optimus Prime (the one that comes with Roller)
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570186)
Posted by 1984forever on April 30th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
Yes! A new deluxe, more G1 Generations Sunstreaker because the old one is too big and doofy, and now too expensive to manufacture.

Thanks in advance Hasbro!
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570191)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 30th, 2014 @ 2:38pm CDT
I've already decided to get Nightbeat.

The rest I don't care about aside from Sunstreaker. I know it's very unlikely but I wish it was MP Sunstreaker. I still think they could do a heavy remold of Wheeljack to get a proper Sunstreaker. But, being Hasbro, I'm sure it's just some AOE toy or (almost as unlikely) another Generations version. Which I actually don't want because the existing one is fine.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570205)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 30th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
Do trademarks really mean all that much? I'm looking at older TM news stories, and a LOT of them haven't been used. Funnily enough, I re-found that "Tankor" was renewed back in 2011. So maybe it'll take another 3 years for these names to get used.


And shouldn't Nightbeat's trademark have been gotten a while ago? I'd assume they'd need the legal right to a name before they go showing it off to customers...
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570208)
Posted by K2vox on April 30th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
I personally love that Nightbeat on that body. :D I never got the Dumblebee with that mold because IDW Dumblebee will never be anything but his small squat self. >:oP Do I wish Nightbeat would be a headmaster? Of course. :BOOM: Hasbro, you're ridiculous. WE WANT OUR HEADMASTERS!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD :HEADHURTS: :HEADHURTS: :-B :-B :
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570210)
Posted by Madeus Prime on April 30th, 2014 @ 4:08pm CDT
1984forever wrote:Yes! A new deluxe, more G1 Generations Sunstreaker because the old one is too big and doofy, and now too expensive to manufacture.

Thanks in advance Hasbro!


Dude, the Universe Sunstreaker was a good figure, I thought he fitted in perfectly with Hound, Mirage, Bumblebee ect.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570219)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CDT
You know what's weird about them filing for these Trademarks? Hasbro already had them. Instead of just renewing the these Trademarks that they already had, they avoided the easier route and filed for new ones of them all over again. Why would they go the harder route?
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570234)
Posted by Optimus Eeyore on April 30th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
Calling it now, Sunstreaker is a re-tool/re-paint of WFC Sideswipe.

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