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Transformers Hall of Fame: Call for Nominees!

Posted on 02-23-2012 at 11:30 AM by Secretcode under Conventions
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It's that time of year again, and Hasbro has sent us a Press Release regarding this year's Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from the highly contested fan choice slot, the three inductees are Grimlock, Jazz and Decepticon Shockwave.

Quote:
February 23, 2012

Hello, TRANSFORMERS fans!

In 2010, Hasbro inducted humans and robots from the worlds of toys, entertainment and CYBERTRON into the inaugural class of its TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame, honoring more than 25 years of “robots in disguise” action. Now in its third year, Hasbro is once again turning to fans to help finalize the 2012 robot inductee class.

Hasbro’s internal panel of judges has chosen three iconic characters to induct into the TRANFORMERS Hall of Fame in 2012—Heroic AUTOBOTS JAZZ and GRIMLOCK, as well as evil DECEPTICON SHOCKWAVE. But we need your help to determine this year's fourth robot inductee!
How can you choose who gets into the fourth slot? Come over to the thread right over here and discuss who you want to see in the Hall of Fame. The winning character will be announced at the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at BOTCON, the Official TRANSFORMERS Convention in Dallas, TX.
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Gearshift
Sideways, for me. He's pretty much the only Unicronian(?) with any significant personality or influence upon the story.

Plus, if we rally for him, we can get Forrest Lee or whoever does the copywriting to tell us a little more about his backstory, like he did with Erector!
Haloid1177
Wheeljack.
Una
Optimus Primal
FanimusMaximus
Wheeljack.
Prowl.
Ultra Magnus.
Laserbeak.

...Erector.
TJOmega
In continuing the tradition of the last two Hall of Fame fan choices, Rattrap.
lildevilchick
Swindle!


....and I guess Minerva?
MegaMoonMan
Are we going to back Erector again? I'm all for that.
General Tekno
So Grimlock, Jazz, and Shockwave made it in for sure?

I'm gonna nominate Bulkhead for the Hall of Fame. Yes, he's a recent character, but he HAS been around now since 2008, amazingly. The character's 4 years old as far as media goes, and I think that qualifies him for a nomination.

Failing that, I'd be all for an Armada-era or RiD era guy like Sideways/Scourge. Those eras could stand to get some Hall of Fame love.

EDIT: I'ma changing my nomination votes to Swindle/Minerva.
Lbsammills51
Sky-Byte.
Secretcode
Personally, I'm going for Bulkhead and Arcee.
Kaijumaster
Dinobot, Waspinator and now, Rattrap!
It's the year of the Rat baby!
gorillabean
Wheeljack
Big Filipino
Devastator or Predaking.
PowermasterJazz
Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime
Optimus Prime



Also, LOCKDOWN
SeekerofTruth20
Wheeljack
Aernaroth
Minerva!
Terrortron
Star Saber
Kickback
Ironically, all three "automatic inductees" are scheduled to get toys this year.

IRONY OR FATE!??!

I'm going with Swerve. He's a Crusadercon, after all.
OreoBuilder
Prowl
Wheeljack
Rattrap
Optimus Primal
BW Rampage

OB
G1Wheeljack
Wheeljack

Also glad that Jazz, Grimlock, and Shockwave are locked in, thought they would have gotten it last year.
RoadRage
DOTM Dino/Mirage......what he deserves this man!!!
Stardust262
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack
Wheeljack



*breaths*

Wheeljack
Boy Blunder
Sky-Byte. It's his time, people. We went over this after last year's voting.

SKY-BYTE 2012
WTDylio
Sky-Byte
Prowl
Hound
Minerva, just to add a different character (and Aernaroth made some pretty good points)
megatroptimus
Ultra Magnus for sure.
Destron23
I would say Beast Machines Tankor, but I doubt it would happen. Since I've seen it and would very much like it to be so, I nominate Sky-Byte!
RoadRage
and.....maybe WheelJack also only if it's TFP and TFA WheelJack!!!!
Toa Maximus
Impactor
Hound
and why not
Erector 2012!
dorfsquest
Impactor gets my vote...
Rattrap Primal
Wheeljack
Rattrap
Thundercracker
Skywarp
Rhinox
Devastator
Liokaiser
Deathsauraus
Star Saber
Strarf
Minerva and Swindle.
ZacWilliam
Omega Supreme
SPLIT LIP
Sky-Byte, RID Scourge, Swindle, Rattrap, and most of all, OPTIMUS PRIMAL.
Gearshift
Why not have some SIDEWAYS love in here?
rxlthunder
Wheeljack or Bulkhead
CZ Hazard
Bulkhead

Bob and Larry should be the human inductees Hasbro!
Terrorcon0
I would have to add:
Devastator - For being the first and most influental of all the Combiners.
Thundercracker
Skywarp
Reflector
Yeah and Rattrap
MASKin2015
Devastator
ComicGuy89
Optimus Primal!



If I can have two nominations, then I vote for Arcee too. But if I'm only allowed to have one nominee, then OPTIMUS PRIMAL it is.
Stardust262
Gary Chalk, David Kaye, Scott McNeil, etc should be the human inductees
minimaster
Wheeljack or Magnus deserve it, however Bulkhead or Rattrap so it's not a g1-fest
Ektris
Hmm. Yeah, I did like the little guy a lot.

Rattrap.
Waverider
Sky-Byte!

It's been said in certain circles that Erector won last year but a certain Hasbro exec put a big stop to that.
Kid Forgotten
Sky-Byte
Barricade24
Barricade for the TF Hall of Fame!
Goldlock
As my favourite character ever, it's a no-brainer - Rattrap for me too!

Optimus Primal or BW Megatron as second choice.
YukatanJack
I think it's telling that this year's three inductees, Grimlock, Shockwave, and Jazz, were all on both of the previous fan ballots.

Anyway, my nominations would be:

Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime: The second most prominent Autobot leader, he starred in the 1986 movie, anchored the entire third season of the G1 cartoon, and honestly has had more character development than Optimus Prime ever got. He was only a minor player in the '80s comics (at least in the US), but he's now getting a big chance to shine in the IDW-verse. He's had a boatload of toys, ranging from good to truly excellent. He's also the only non-repaint Masterpiece toy that's not already in. How is this candidacy not a slam-dunk?

Unicron: The most feared force in Transformers history and a prominent part of their origin in many mythologies. He's played a role in virtually every Transformers continuity. He was the driving force behind the 1986 movie. The only possible arguments against him: He's not technically a Transformer, insofar as he is not a Cybertronian, and his toy resume isn't stellar.

Beast Wars Megatron: If we're going to have a Beast Wars character on the ballot, this is my vote. He had more character than most Decepticon leaders, and I loved the way he always seemed to be two steps ahead of the Autobots. Plus, he had three awesome toys.

Galvatron: I know, I know, this ballot is 1986 heavy. But seriously, Galvatron not only was awesome in the movie, truly interesting in Season 3 of the cartoon (seriously, watch Webworld if you don't remember), and absolutely *killer* in the UK comics, and to a lesser extent the US comics (Transformers #67 is an all-time favorite of mine.)

Jhiaxus: My fanboy pick. Can't justify it on a career achievements basis, obviously. But maybe if we all coalesce around him Hasbro will finally give us a toy of him.
Tm Tarantulas
tarantulas

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