Trademark Recon – Hasbro registers “Visionaries” themed copyrights

File this under “could be nothing, could be something” but some eagle eyed folks over at ToyArk noticed that several new trademarks were registered for at the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  These trademarks call back to a familiar, yet somewhat unheralded 1980s toyline called “Visionaries”.

As a fan of G.I. Joe from back in the day, I was huge into Visionaries (not to mention Cops n Crooks) simply due to their articulation and o-ring construction, which they shared with the G.I. Joe figures of old.  Looking back at Visionaries, you realize truly how great and innovative it was.  That classic combination of science and magic is something that we still see utilized to this day, and Visionaries really had it perfected, even so many years ago.

The list of Trademarks can be seen below:

There are various categories these trademarks are listed under, including action figures and media.  Now, I’m sure there are thousands of these trademarks that are registered in any given year, and sometimes they just represent maintenance, while other times they are simply the beginning of an experiment.  Once in a while, though, they are meaningful, and as a huge Visionaries fan myself, I’m hoping this is one of those rare times.

UPDATE – Courtesy of Transformers At the Moon and there is a thorough update to this curious trademark selection.  Turns out it may be related to a film/TV series that had been specced in 2013 but ultimately didn’t go anywhere.  Still it’s awesome to consider a possible revisit to Prysmos and the Knights of the Magical Light.

By Nick Lenihan

Nick is toy fan, geek, and action figure collector. When not geeking out about action figures and keeping up with the latest Toy News, he likes to pretend to play guitar. He's just another one of those pop culture fanatics that likes to share his passion with the world.

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