WHAT?!?! Optimus Prime fell back to 2.nd place??? Unacceptable!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Autobot 47, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Autobot 47

    Autobot 47 Well-Known Member

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    I headed over to http://www.robothalloffame.org/nominate.php to see if Optimus Prime is still no.1 and shocking to see, he dropped to 2nd place :eek:  :rage: :mad:  :confused:  :(  ;_; .

    THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!! :mad:  :mad:  :mad:  THIS YEAR WAS TRANSFORMERS' YEAR AND OP IS NO.1 - Formers Fans united and cast your vote for Optimus Prime - leader of the Autobots before this year ends!!!!

    (Sticky?!)
     
  2. Draven

    Draven Banned

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    Reading about the one that is #1 place, I'd say it deserves it.
     
  3. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    I agree with Draven. Yes, Optimus is probably the top fictional robot, but you cannot take away the awesomeness that is that Automaton. Being built in the 18th century, no less, makes this one amazing. I understand how it works, but putting in that much effort and with the limited understanding of machinery they had at those times, Maillert truly built a masterpiece.
     
  4. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Yup. I just read up on it myself. That is amazing, especially given how old it is and what it can do.
     
  5. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Yeah, that thing is way cooler than a toy that turns into a truck. I like Optimus and all, but this Automaton is freaking amazing.
     
  6. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    yeah the first one is actually pretty amazing. except that it's real. for robots that aren't real, Optimus obviously takes the cheese.
     
  7. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I gotta agree with the rest of the posts. Optimus is a great fictional character, but a real robot from the Th century trumps all. Plus who really cares what an internet ranking system says? If you like Optimus then why care where he is on a list? I find it odd how some people take it as a personal affront when a transformers aren't included or the top of a silly internet list?
     
  8. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    FTW

    Not pointing at you, Autobot 47, but this happens a lot. People get worked up over an Internet list that people vote on, when, really, who cares? Also, it's not like these polls are official in any sense; they can/are skewered beyond a typical margin of error, and losers who sit there and vote all day make up most of the results.

    Now, if Optimus Prime was real and he wasn't at the top of the list, there would be an issue :thumb 
     
  9. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Agreed.
     
  10. Autobot 47

    Autobot 47 Well-Known Member

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    ok, ok I think I just went over with my devotion :eek:  - it's the passion you know ;) 
     
  11. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Optimus Prime isn't even one of the top 10 most significant fantasy robots.
     
  12. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Then who exactly are on that top ten list?

    Let's see...Robby Robot, Data, Gort, T-800, R2-D2, C-3PO...David?

    No way Johnny-5 could beat Optimus Prime though.
     
  13. Pauly T

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    I've got to give it up to my boy, Maillardet's Automaton!
     
  14. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome sig OS! (someone was looking for a base bot mode height comparison pic a week or two ago) Oh, and I'm just going to read on the #1...
     
  15. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Definitely with ambushbug. These stupid polls and "best of all time" lists don't mean shit anyway, nothing to get upset over if something you like isn't coming out on top.
     
  16. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Meh. I'd say #2 is pretty good for such an overrated character ;) 
     
  17. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    (Number 5)
    Johnny 5 ALIVE!!!! :cool: 

    I'm surprised he's not higher on the list.
     
  18. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow thanks for posting the link, that is one of the coolest things I've seen. Increadible for over two hundred years old. Very cool.
     
  19. Salvanis

    Salvanis Probably not a true fan.

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    Wow. The Maillardet automaton is pretty much the coolest thing I've read about in a while. Putting that thing back together must have been like finding out that the Antikythera mechanism was a navigational aid for an ancient Greek giant attack robot. Well, maybe not that extreme, but it's a cool mental image.

    Oh, and I guess Optimus is pretty neat, too.
     
  20. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    This isn't just any list, though - it's the Robot Hall of Fame - part of Carnegie Mellon University.

    Anyway, it appears that they select multiple robots each year, so Prime has a pretty good shot this year. CMU might be wise to make sure he makes it in this year. (Commander Data, Mega Man, and the Vision should get in, too.)
     

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