Two new figures in the Transformers Age of Extinction Voyager Class series

Our pal Slog isn’t exactly known for his intellectual capabilities (even Grimlock can think circles around him), but his robotic prowess in battle is the stuff of legend! This hero is at times a machine, at times an Apatosaurus/Brachiosaurus hybrid, and as an ancient Cybertron warrior he’s definitely got the chops to merit a place in the Age of Extinction line. Hasbro manufactures this version of Slog as part of the third-wave Voyager Class series, and this 8-inch, window-packaged figurine is naturally the next addition to the Age of Extinction aficionado’s or aficionada’s collection.

We’ve also got Drift, too!

Slog comes with two large, lance-like weapons and two smaller clubs.

Slog comes with two large, lance-like weapons and two smaller clubs.

Hasbro loses bid to block sales of Asus Transformer Prime tablet

Hasbro loses bid to block sales of Asus Transformer Prime tablet

By: Ryan Whitwam (Geek.com)

The ongoing court battle between Asus and Hasbro might be a little surreal at times, but Hasbro, which holds trademarks on the term “transformer,” got some bad news today. A US district court judge has ruled that Hasbro could not stop Asus from making and selling an Android tablet called the Transformer Prime as the case continues winding its way to trial.

Asus released its first Transformer tablet in the spring of 2011, but it was not until the company put out the follow up Transformer Prime, that Hasbro went all decepticon. Hasbro began airing an animated series in late 2010 called, you guessed it, Transformers Prime. The toy maker claimed in court that consumers would be confused, thinking that the Asus tablet was part of the Hasbro line of products. That might not be as completely outlandish as it sounds on the face of it; Hasbro has, in the past, allowed its Transformers logo to appear on mice, USB drives, and other electronic products.

The judge was unwilling to grant Hasbro the preliminary injunction that would have stopped Asus from selling the device until the case was settled. In the decision, the judge used several justifications including the accuracy of the name. The Asus Transformer products “transform” into laptops with the aid of a keyboard dock. Additionally, Hasbro may have simply waited too long to act, thus weakening its claim of ongoing harm to its brand.

Hasbro played up the positives in the case thus far, pointing out that the judge did acknowledge the strength of the Transformers trademark in general. One last bit of juicy data from the courtroom, Asus revealed in filings that it has only moved around 80,000 Transformer Prime tablets since the device was released in January.

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TRANSFORMERS Voyager Class: DEEP DIVE

DEEP DIVE is the latest Transformer to join the 2010 Voyager Class ranks as an awesome 8-inch figure!

Named for his ability to probe the depths of the oceans as a turquoise Sumbarine, Deep Dive is a heroic autobot who also stands with his colleagues against the evils of the Decepticons. The figure itself looks as great as you’d expect from Hasbro’s Voyager line and if you’re a big fan of the robots in disguise, Deep Dive is definitely one you’re going to want to snag.

Voyager Class Transformers Figures from the Revenge of the Fallen

As with all other Transformers lines, the figures of the robots in disguise are divided into different classes based on size and complexity. For collectors, we’ve just gotten two new Voyager Class Transformers figures from 2009’s biggest movie, “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen”.

In the second wave of 2010 figures, there are four items, but we’ve only got two in so far: Defender Optimus Prime and the fighter jet Mindwipe. Still not on our shelves but available for pre-order are Barricade & Frenzy and Mudflap & Agent Simmons, shipping in February and March respectively.

And in other news, if you absolutely loathed the sequel (and many fans did, preferring the toys to the movie), you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s been nominated for the yearly anti-Oscars, The Razzies!

In an exerpt from BBC News:

The Transformers sequel has the dubious accolade of being one of the front-runners at the Razzie Awards, which mark the worst films of the year.

Revenge of the Fallen, from director Michael Bay, has seven nominations, including worst film and worst actress for Megan Fox.