On September 28, 2009, US-based multinational toy company Hasbro, Inc. filed to protect a collection of old toy-related trademarks in relation to an odd variety of goods and services, including “games and playthings”:
Sky Commanders was an animated television series created by Hanna-Barbera Studios. It premiered in July 1987 (as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera) and lasted for thirteen episodes. It also spawned an action figure line from Kenner Toys.
GO-BOTS was a line of transforming robot toys produced by Tonka from 1983 to 1987, similar to Transformers.
Sectaurs was a line of action figures released by Coleco in 1984. An animated mini-series that spanned five episodes was created based on the characters, and Marvel Comics published an eight issue limited series about them as well.
Air Raiders was a line of action figures released by Hasbro in the mid-1980s. The line was heavy on vehicles, such as The Wind Razor, Thunderclaw, Twin Lightning and Man-O-War, but was one of the less successful toy lines of the 1980s, attributed to the fact that it didn’t have a TV show to promote it.
Marvel did produce a comic to promote Air Raiders as part of the publisher’s “Star Comics” imprint which was released from November 1987 through May 1988.
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On October 9, 2009, Lucasfilm Ltd.
On June 26, 2008, Atari Interactive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infogames, filed to protect the trademark .
On February 5, 2008, wireless phone developer .
On February 5, 2008, Apple Inc.