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#476 DraikNova

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

As much as I think "Space Troopers" is a worse name, at least the project won't be cancelled.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

How about Galaxy Marines ???
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

View PostSaint, on 11 December 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

How about Galaxy Marines ???

It is Space Troopers now, as DraikNova ( :oh3: ) kindly pointed out.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

Any of those: Space Commando? Starfare Troopers? Starfare Commando?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 11 December 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

As much as I think "Space Troopers" is a worse name, at least the project won't be cancelled.

Since TLG will have the final say in what it's called if it is approved to go to product, I don't think it's even the final name - it's possible it's just a Captain Ersatz placeholder to get around the legal snag. The idea that became "LEGO Minecraft Micro World" was simply called "LEGO Minecraft". "Hayabusa" was originally called "asteroid exploration spacecraft HAYABUSA", and "Shinkai 6500" was submitted as "Expedition set Shinkai". All three of the ideas that have gone to product were renamed, so it's not outside the realm of possibility that "Space Troopers" will, as well.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

Space Troopers is simply a provisional name, not final.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

All the people ranting about Games Workshop's trademark need to keep in mind what a trademark is. Things like Halo are free to use the term "space marine" both because it isn't being used capitalized (since unlike this project's previous name, Space Marine is nowhere in the title), and because the trademark probably applies primarily to toys, tabletop games and miniatures (which Halo and Starship Troopers aren't; there are Halo toys but I think they purposefully avoid using the term). Trademarks only apply for the particular field they are trademarked for, so if for whatever reason someone wanted to start a restaurant called "Space Marine" I doubt Games Workshop could do much to stop them.

In any case, I'm glad the project has been renamed and this issue has been cleared up. Can't wait to see how it does in its eventual review.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

Game Workshop can't sue every single person on the internet using the "Space Marines" name, but when one of these person is close enough to make profit upon that name, they'll strike... So as long as the cuusoo project was only an AFOL project, they said nothing, but when that project reached the next step, the lawyers made their move...

Just my thoughts... I hope it will go well, and that a better name than Space Troopers will be found :grin:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

If the name is an issue, try something like "Z-Force"....they are the last line of defence......just a suggestion.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:13 AM

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

Don't you all think you're making way too big a deal out of this? Who cares what the name is, at least it is(hopefully) still going to come out. They could call them Posey Marines for all I care. When I buy this set I'll be calling them space marines all day long.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:43 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 12 December 2012 - 02:49 AM, said:

Don't you all think you're making way too big a deal out of this? Who cares what the name is, at least it is(hopefully) still going to come out. They could call them Posey Marines for all I care. When I buy this set I'll be calling them space marines all day long.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

View PostLegocrazy81, on 12 December 2012 - 02:49 AM, said:

Don't you all think you're making way too big a deal out of this? Who cares what the name is, at least it is(hopefully) still going to come out. They could call them Posey Marines for all I care. When I buy this set I'll be calling them space marines all day long.

You're right, of course, but I don't think anybody is actually upset about the name. It's just the idea that some company would butt into so much voluntary creative talent for something as ambiguous as "Space Marines".

I actually like "Space Troopers", I think it works fine.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:37 AM

I'm with you guys:  I don't care what they call them as long as they get made.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

How about "Space Team HJX" or "Space Squad X" (Xs are cool) No copyright infringement plus the name sounds  military but not combat orientated. Space troopers leads to conotations of military origin, something Lego is trying to avoid methinks.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

Space Squad sounds great, but it would provoke even more Galaxy Squad confusion. Some of the older alternative names might work though.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:48 AM

Supernova Team? or Quasar Quest? I think the name has to be pretty spacey

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Always go with the aliteration. And Quasar Quest sounds awesome.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

You'd have to make sure Quasar isn't Trademarked in some countries as it's the name of a Laser-tag company in the UK.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

I don´t think you can copyright the name of a type of astronomical object.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:14 AM

yep, Google says it is free, plus copyrighting an astronomical entity would be hard, even for games workshop. "Quasar Quest" It also follows Lego logic with "Mars Mission" And "space police"

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:32 AM

...Or you could just call it "Spess Mehreens", since I don't thing GW has a trademark on that term.... :tongue:
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

View PostHikaro Takayama, on 14 December 2012 - 05:32 AM, said:

...Or you could just call it "Spess Mehreens", since I don't thing GW has a trademark on that term.... :tongue:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

Just :laugh:.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

Glad you guys were amused. ;)
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