Megatron for Hall of Fame 2012!

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  1. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Honestly, I just wish people would stop bumping this shit because all it does is remind our queen of the failure we've plagued upon him.
     
  2. Hursticon

    Hursticon Emissary of OZformers.

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    Sorry guys, I think I should've added: *Sarcasm* quotes to my post - As I was kidding and I imagine Verno was too. :eek: 
     
  3. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    No, I'm serious. There's something really not right here.

    G1 characters get a free pass into the HOF just because they're G1. Obviously some Geewunners higher up have gotten jack of the BW characters dominating the fan voting and have decided to take matters into their own hands.

    I demand transparency!

    Or (and I point the finger directly at Hasbro here) they interfered with the voting to plug a characters in the current TF franchise: Prime, so as to boost appeal. I wouldn't put it past Hasbro to do this.

    If they'll paint a Wooly Mammoth blue, they'll do anything!

    What a s#!t year for BW fans at BotCon this year.
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Well, I was kind of shitting too, especially since my own post bumped the thread too. Uhh, that, and the whole "queen" thing haha
     
  5. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Stop whining about it.

    The shit is rigged any way you slice it. Just be happy you got characters in the first 2 years. That on it's own is pretty noteworthy...or would be if it wasn't rigged.
     
  6. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A man, who does not exist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wait, who actually won?
     
  7. Keith Prime

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    *facepalm* In addition to posts here (& many other [BotCon] threads), the Front Page said Wheeljack won (& dropped the bomb that Prime Shockwave was revealed).
     
  8. soundwaverulls

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    I have to agree it does seem strange that Wheeljack won. If Megatron won, I'd be a bit surprised but happy and I'd understand as he's such a devious plotter and a big part of the ever popular BW. If Sky Bite won, I'd be angry but I'd understand that he's popular. A lot of people seem to like comic relief characters. But Wheeljack? I could understand after a few years but right now, there are several other characters I thought he'd chosen after.
     
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    I can see Wheeljack drawing most of the G1 & non-Beast vote. Think about it. There aren't too many male fans who'd choose Arcee over a Mad Scientist & a lot of the fanbase is biased against the 'Bot who got Optimus killed (deservedly or not). That leaves Wheeljack to draw the votes from the average G1er.

    But he didn't get all the G1 votes -- since, in addition to 2 G1 characters, Sky-byte syphoned off some G1 votes as well -- which is assumed to be required to dethrown a Beast Front Runner. I can see that there could've been some level of interference, but I can also see that Wheeljack could've just barely edged out Megatron (perhaps both, that it was so close, Hasbro just picked one). Hopefully, either way, Megs gets auto-inducted next year.
     
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    This was the 3rd year of HOF, and of the 10 automatic inductees there have been, ALL have been G1 characters. There's a bias if ever I've seen one.
     
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    I think most in the auto lock in got in because they either gain fame from G1 or the Bay movies. I really think Bumblebee got in from the movies, because he was pretty much MIA since G1 ended until that point.

    I rather wait and see how the 2013 auto lock in picks will go. In most years those that didn't get the fan vote get the auto lock in for the following year. So if BW Megatron does not get that treatment, then I'll be ticked.
     
  12. Verno

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    In reality, they better slow down their number of inductees each year. They're going to run out of characters of note soon. Then we'll be inducting characters like Nightscream... Not so much as a Hall Of Fame when that sh!t starts happening.
     
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    I'm hoping Hasbro recognizes the backlash the all G1 autos have been causing & reconsider. Also, as Jetbolt said, & I've been thinking as well, if the autos are indeed carry overs from the previous years, as they appear to be, since Megatron likely came in 2nd (if he wasn't cheated out of first), he should get the carry over treatment. Hasbro could appease us by Auto-inducting Primal w/ him, though.

    I also think Bumblebee was due to the movies. Yes, he was the human-associated character for most of G1, but nadda until the movies & Animated. He just isn't the icon everyone else in the Hall is. Yes, he's an Icon & remembered, but everyone else in there is a league or 2 beyond him (yes, I'm including Wheeljack in that).
     
  14. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A man, who does not exist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Didn't give a spit about Botcon this year, actually forgot about the hall of fame totally until I saw this thread. I am looking forward to seeing Prime Shockwave though. Been busy with other franchises this year. ;) 
    I see you think they give a spit what we think, poor chap.

    while I loved WJ as much as the next guy, Wheeljack was dead in the animated movie, dead fast, and dead off screen. BB not only lived on but got a new form (for better or for worse) so uhh think your league level theory might need further discussion/considerations.
     
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    All right, peoples, lets get noticed! BW MEGATRON, BW MEGATRON!
     
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