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Transformers News: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications

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 mirageandjazz1197 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:

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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.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570237)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 30th, 2014 @ 7:16pm CDT
Optimus Eeyore wrote:Calling it now, Sunstreaker is a re-tool/re-paint of WFC Sideswipe.


Or since Sideswipe is a retool of Jazz

they take both molds and combine them to make Sunstreaker

of course he would need a new head.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570244)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:24pm CDT
Plot twist: Overload, Rook, and Strongarm are all new names for Long Haul, Hook, and Scavenger, respectively. 8-}

I'm surprised they hadn't done an Overlord yet (outside of BotCon) yet. He's such a fan-favorite; should he not deserve his own figure that isn't just a cheeky retool?
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570249)
Posted by Madeus Prime on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Plot twist: Overload, Rook, and Strongarm are all new names for Long Haul, Hook, and Scavenger, respectively. 8-}

I'm surprised they hadn't done an Overlord yet (outside of BotCon) yet. He's such a fan-favorite; should he not deserve his own figure that isn't just a cheeky retool?


Totally agreed, even if all we get someday is a repaint, I'm hoping for Cybertron Starscream (Voy or leader, take your pick) or GEN Blitzwing (If you mod him, he's quite cool)
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570251)
Posted by Emerje on April 30th, 2014 @ 9:02pm CDT
Rook as either the G2 or Regeneration One character really does make sense. After all he was one of Jhiaxus' cronies so it's a good pairing. But more than likely he'd be a repaint of Legends Tailgate in black and gray.

I'd like to think Overload will be a remake of the Armada character, but it probably is a blue repaint of Legends Optimus Prime as someone else mentioned.

Sunstreaker will probably be an AoE repaint of one of the cars.

For Strongarm I'm thinking AoE Hound repaint.

Emerje
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570257)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 30th, 2014 @ 9:58pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Rook as either the G2 or Regeneration One character really does make sense. After all he was one of Jhiaxus' cronies so it's a good pairing. But more than likely he'd be a repaint of Legends Tailgate in black and gray.

I'd like to think Overload will be a remake of the Armada character, but it probably is a blue repaint of Legends Optimus Prime as someone else mentioned.

Sunstreaker will probably be an AoE repaint of one of the cars.

For Strongarm I'm thinking AoE Hound repaint.

Emerje



Did you not here?

The only movie characters in the toylines are characters that are actually in the movie
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570279)
Posted by Flashwave on May 1st, 2014 @ 12:26am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Rook as either the G2 or Regeneration One character really does make sense. After all he was one of Jhiaxus' cronies so it's a good pairing. But more than likely he'd be a repaint of Legends Tailgate in black and gray.

I'd like to think Overload will be a remake of the Armada character, but it probably is a blue repaint of Legends Optimus Prime as someone else mentioned.

Sunstreaker will probably be an AoE repaint of one of the cars.

For Strongarm I'm thinking AoE Hound repaint.

Emerje




Did you not here?

The only movie characters in the toylines are characters that are actually in the movie


Where did you hear that?


I really like the idea of repainting the Generations mold into Overload... If hasbro doesn't, I will. Its a great mold I don't use as Prime.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570280)
Posted by Flashwave on May 1st, 2014 @ 12:27am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Rook as either the G2 or Regeneration One character really does make sense. After all he was one of Jhiaxus' cronies so it's a good pairing. But more than likely he'd be a repaint of Legends Tailgate in black and gray.

I'd like to think Overload will be a remake of the Armada character, but it probably is a blue repaint of Legends Optimus Prime as someone else mentioned.

Sunstreaker will probably be an AoE repaint of one of the cars.

For Strongarm I'm thinking AoE Hound repaint.

Emerje




Did you not here?

The only movie characters in the toylines are characters that are actually in the movie


Where did you hear that?


I really like the idea of repainting the Generations mold into Overload... If hasbro doesn't, I will. Its a great mold I don't use as Prime.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570282)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 1st, 2014 @ 12:40am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Emerje wrote:Rook as either the G2 or Regeneration One character really does make sense. After all he was one of Jhiaxus' cronies so it's a good pairing. But more than likely he'd be a repaint of Legends Tailgate in black and gray.

I'd like to think Overload will be a remake of the Armada character, but it probably is a blue repaint of Legends Optimus Prime as someone else mentioned.

Sunstreaker will probably be an AoE repaint of one of the cars.

For Strongarm I'm thinking AoE Hound repaint.

Emerje




Did you not here?

The only movie characters in the toylines are characters that are actually in the movie


Where did you hear that?


I really like the idea of repainting the Generations mold into Overload... If hasbro doesn't, I will. Its a great mold I don't use as Prime.



Toyfair or something

anyways this wont interfere with other Generations repaints
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570301)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on May 1st, 2014 @ 2:35am CDT
I hope these guys are Generations figures, but with the line on hold/ cancelled/ whatever I'm really not sure. I hope its Rook the news reporter rather than Jhiaxus assistant. The other sound pretty awesome as well!
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570302)
Posted by robotmel on May 1st, 2014 @ 2:57am CDT
:-?
I was thinking our old friend Sunstreaker may be getting the boxset treatment in the way the Seekers, Coneheads and Autobot 'Specialists' had recently, but as mentioned earlier in this thread, this is Hasbro behind the trademarks and not Takara, but hey, you never know...! ;)

I could see Sunstreaker, Sideswipe and Red Alert as an 'Autobot Espionage*' boxset! [citation needed] ;)
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570488)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 1st, 2014 @ 2:21pm CDT
I bet Overload (Overlord?) will be a Voyager. Maybe a retool of Blitzwing/Doubledealer. Hopefully one that's fixed the quality problem. I'd like a new mold but I honestly cant imagine why when that one would probably do.

Of course, I could be more cynical than I should be and they want to make an awesome IDW version of Overlord.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570507)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 1st, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:I bet Overload (Overlord?) will be a Voyager. Maybe a retool of Blitzwing/Doubledealer. Hopefully one that's fixed the quality problem. I'd like a new mold but I honestly cant imagine why when that one would probably do.

Of course, I could be more cynical than I should be and they want to make an awesome IDW version of Overlord.


Not Overlord, sorry. I don't think Hasbro can even claim that name if the alternate name "Gigatron" is any indication. With that, I give you G1 Overload:

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Transformers G1 1989 Overload (Roadjet) Gallery
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570598)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 1st, 2014 @ 8:53pm CDT
Oh I'm familiar with the G1 overload. I'm just formig a theory based on the assumption that these are for generations toys. I would (optimistically) think that they would be sooner trying to follow the trend of linking toyline with IDW if that is the case. All that said it would be more logical then to think they would use a similar name (overload) for an influential character like Overlord (precedent: trailcutter) rather than use then name for a forgettable character that will be less likely to make sales.

There are cons to this idea: crosscut, tankor, scoop are examples of figures that seem to have been placed in the comic to advertise the toys.
Acid storm and gears have nearly no presence.

This would lend evidence to the idea that Overload could be a Prime repaint and thus be the G1 character.

However, that is not certain. Therefore, in the future please don't reject my idea with certainty without actual evidence. It looks juvenile.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570720)
Posted by ausbot on May 2nd, 2014 @ 6:59am CDT
a reverse color generations dion could make a convincing overload
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570770)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:17am CDT
There is another, more well-known Overload than the G1 Micronmaster that they could make a toy for:

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Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570773)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:22am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:There is another, more well-known Overload than the G1 Micronmaster that they could make a toy for:

Image


My body would be so ready if we get a Classics-styled Armada Overload. :x
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1570777)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:My body would be so ready if we get a Classics-styled Armada Overload. :x
His bio would be of greater interest to me, since Universe (2008) Overload was a new body for Armada Overload and had bio stating that he was on a mission to uncover his enigmatic past (since he literally just appeared out of nowhere without question in the Armada cartoon). His past is such an enigma that even he doesn't know it! If he got a new toy with a bio set after his Universe one, his quest to uncover his past would continue even further! :-B
Re: New Hasbro Transformers Trademark Applications (1571084)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 3rd, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
Yeah, I'd like to see a new version of Armada Overload. That would be cool.
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