Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 3:50pm CST

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Fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 has sent along his review of the Wave 3 Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback, the first fully Western incarnation of the Japanese Headmaster Lione - check out this new mold in the embedded video below, and discuss in the Energon Pub!

Sawback is an homage to a Japanese only Headmaster figure, that transformed from a Lion to a head. This is really cool and the end result is a fantastic look Titan Master. Shield mode is a little odd, but Lion and hover mode is great.


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Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840766)
Posted by Noideaforaname on November 12th, 2016 @ 4:09pm CST
Lion heads EVERYWHERE

Sawback really doesn't want to give up being the mane, does he? :lol:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840768)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 12th, 2016 @ 4:17pm CST
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
ebo716 wrote:So I have a random idea. I think we will get two heads for overlord but one will be a titan master set with the horri bull vehicle called gigatron

That sounds like a great idea.


I agree, but the names will pose a problem. "Overlord" has been used for Europe and Japan, but the US uses "Powermaster Gigatron" (HoC PVC Figurine) or just "Gigatron" (BotCon 2012) instead, suggesting "Overlord" can't be acquired as a trademark.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840770)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on November 12th, 2016 @ 4:47pm CST
Is it me, or does the lion mode look really similar to Stripes? And by that I mean the two fins in the back sticking upward, not the fact that they're both giant cats.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840771)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on November 12th, 2016 @ 4:54pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
ebo716 wrote:So I have a random idea. I think we will get two heads for overlord but one will be a titan master set with the horri bull vehicle called gigatron

That sounds like a great idea.


I agree, but the names will pose a problem. "Overlord" has been used for Europe and Japan, but the US uses "Powermaster Gigatron" (HoC PVC Figurine) or just "Gigatron" (BotCon 2012) instead, suggesting "Overlord" can't be acquired as a trademark.

Easy but stupid sounding fix: One Titanmaster is named "Over", and the other is named "Lord". Though it doesn't matter to me what they call him. I'll call him Overlord like how I call Fellbat, Dezaras, and Ironbison by their respective names. It's my figures, I can call them what I want. Except for Twinferno. When I get him (hopefully), he's keeping his name because it is awesome. Sorry, typo there. I meant to say: :michaelbay: TWINFERNO :michaelbay:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840774)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 12th, 2016 @ 5:03pm CST
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
ebo716 wrote:So I have a random idea. I think we will get two heads for overlord but one will be a titan master set with the horri bull vehicle called gigatron

That sounds like a great idea.


I agree, but the names will pose a problem. "Overlord" has been used for Europe and Japan, but the US uses "Powermaster Gigatron" (HoC PVC Figurine) or just "Gigatron" (BotCon 2012) instead, suggesting "Overlord" can't be acquired as a trademark.

Easy but stupid sounding fix: One Titanmaster is named "Over", and the other is named "Lord".


Too short and generic :lol: Though if Hasbro did manage to get "Overlord" trademark, we can get "Gigatron" and "Megabolt" for the Titan Masters.

You know, I think that's the reason why the female Mega was the template and not the male Giga. "Megabolt & Powermaster Gigatron", how would that sound?

Though it doesn't matter to me what they call him. I'll call him Overlord like how I call Fellbat, Dezaras, and Ironbison by their respective names. It's my figures, I can call them what I want. Except for Twinferno. When I get him (hopefully), he's keeping his name because it is awesome. Sorry, typo there. I meant to say: :michaelbay: TWINFERNO :michaelbay:


The rare instance in which a replacement name is cooler than the original! :DANCE:
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840775)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on November 12th, 2016 @ 5:06pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The rare instance in which a replacement name is cooler than the original! :DANCE:

Well in my opinion, Doublecross is a cool name. Not for this character though, but still a cool name.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840786)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2016 @ 7:06pm CST
There's a simpler way to get around any "Overlord" Trademark issues than by using the name "Gigatron". Just give him the very similar-sounding name of "Overload". Of all the characters who have used that name in the past, none of them have been prominent enough to have that name attached to any one of them on an iconic level, and in this day and age, only the recent RID 2015 Overload comes close enough to being a significant bearer of the name... which works in Overlord's favor since RID 2015 Overload happens to be a blue Decepticon tank, which is exactly what one of Overlord's two altmodes is.

Though, keep in mind that this is merely a suggestion for a substitute Trademark label for his toy. The fiction can go on calling him "Overlord", much like how Black Shadow keeps his name in the fiction while his Hasbro toys use the substitute Trademark label of "Sky Shadow".
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840788)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 12th, 2016 @ 7:13pm CST
Sawback looks awesome in lion mode. That mode is the winner there. his shield mode is not bad either, and I do kinda like it!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840802)
Posted by Kurona on November 12th, 2016 @ 9:31pm CST
Or, y'know... "Decepticon Overlord". Hell, unlike things like "Autobot Ratchet" that actually sounds cool and like it could mean something; a literal overlord of the Decepticons. I can see kids wanting it based on that error of reading even.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840803)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 12th, 2016 @ 9:40pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
ebo716 wrote:So I have a random idea. I think we will get two heads for overlord but one will be a titan master set with the horri bull vehicle called gigatron

That sounds like a great idea.


I agree, but the names will pose a problem. "Overlord" has been used for Europe and Japan, but the US uses "Powermaster Gigatron" (HoC PVC Figurine) or just "Gigatron" (BotCon 2012) instead, suggesting "Overlord" can't be acquired as a trademark.

Easy but stupid sounding fix: One Titanmaster is named "Over", and the other is named "Lord".


Too short and generic :lol: Though if Hasbro did manage to get "Overlord" trademark, we can get "Gigatron" and "Megabolt" for the Titan Masters.

You know, I think that's the reason why the female Mega was the template and not the male Giga. "Megabolt & Powermaster Gigatron", how would that sound?

Though it doesn't matter to me what they call him. I'll call him Overlord like how I call Fellbat, Dezaras, and Ironbison by their respective names. It's my figures, I can call them what I want. Except for Twinferno. When I get him (hopefully), he's keeping his name because it is awesome. Sorry, typo there. I meant to say: :michaelbay: TWINFERNO :michaelbay:


The rare instance in which a replacement name is cooler than the original! :DANCE:

so with these titan masters why do they need to be just headmasters i mean the concept of a "master" should include target and power masters too, right? it would give more diversity among the masters figures instead of all of them looking the same, dont get me wrong i like all the headmasters too and all these figures coming out look amazing i just thought it would be nice to have the other masters too
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840806)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2016 @ 9:47pm CST
Kurona wrote:Or, y'know... "Decepticon Overlord".
I would imagine that those who have tried and failed to Trademark the name "Overlord" in the past, having had to use the "Gigatron" name instead (Fun Pub, for instance, with their Botcon 2012 Gigatron and 2014 Kreon Gigatron figures), would have likely already tried and failed to Trademark the name "Decepticon Overlord".
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840807)
Posted by .... on November 12th, 2016 @ 9:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:Or, y'know... "Decepticon Overlord".
I would imagine that those who have tried and failed to Trademark the name "Overlord" in the past, having had to use the "Gigatron" name instead (Fun Pub, for instance, with their Botcon 2012 Gigatron and 2014 Kreon Gigatron figures), would have likely already tried and failed to Trademark the name "Decepticon Overlord".


Gimme a toy and I'll call em whatever I want.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840808)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2016 @ 9:56pm CST
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:Or, y'know... "Decepticon Overlord".
I would imagine that those who have tried and failed to Trademark the name "Overlord" in the past, having had to use the "Gigatron" name instead (Fun Pub, for instance, with their Botcon 2012 Gigatron and 2014 Kreon Gigatron figures), would have likely already tried and failed to Trademark the name "Decepticon Overlord".


Gimme a toy and I'll call em whatever I want.
Call him "Mister Huggykins"! :P
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840811)
Posted by Kurona on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:03pm CST
I'll call him Mr. Kills-Rewind-and-Pipes as he crushes TR Rewind's head with his hand and steps on the rumoured upcoming Pipes toy
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840813)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:06pm CST
Kurona wrote:I'll call him Mr. Kills-Rewind-and-Pipes as he crushes TR Rewind's head with his hand and steps on the rumoured upcoming Pipes toy
I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840816)
Posted by .... on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Kurona wrote:Or, y'know... "Decepticon Overlord".
I would imagine that those who have tried and failed to Trademark the name "Overlord" in the past, having had to use the "Gigatron" name instead (Fun Pub, for instance, with their Botcon 2012 Gigatron and 2014 Kreon Gigatron figures), would have likely already tried and failed to Trademark the name "Decepticon Overlord".


Gimme a toy and I'll call em whatever I want.
Call him "Mister Huggykins"! :P


But I don't want to! [-(

I kinda suspect they'd try and call him something more similar to Overlord. Or maybe even just Powermaster Gigatron.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840818)
Posted by william-james88 on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:26pm CST
Just curious, why are we debating the name of Overlord when the listing on the computer said Overlord?
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840820)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:33pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Just curious, why are we debating the name of Overlord when the listing on the computer said Overlord?
Past experience has taught us to be prepared for cases where the final toy's name doesn't match the original computer listing's name.

And further past experience has shown "Overlord" to be a name that has yet to be Trademarkable in the U.S. for toys of that character.
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840822)
Posted by william-james88 on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:38pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Just curious, why are we debating the name of Overlord when the listing on the computer said Overlord?
Past experience has taught us to be prepared for cases where the final toy's name doesn't match the original computer listing's name.

And further past experience has shown "Overlord" to be a name that has yet to be Trademarkable in the U.S. for toys of that character.

That character has toys in the US?!
Re: Video Review of Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Sawback (1840827)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2016 @ 10:54pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Just curious, why are we debating the name of Overlord when the listing on the computer said Overlord?
Past experience has taught us to be prepared for cases where the final toy's name doesn't match the original computer listing's name.

And further past experience has shown "Overlord" to be a name that has yet to be Trademarkable in the U.S. for toys of that character.

That character has toys in the US?!
Fun Pub/BotCon is based in the U.S., so yes.

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