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Waspinator wins BotCon 2011 Hall of Fame Fans Choice

Posted on 06-04-2011 at 11:47 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
Waspinator wins the fans choice awards at the 2011 Transformers hall of fame. More details in a bit!



UPDATE!: Waspinator fans rejoiced as a Beast Wars character won for the second year in the Hall of Fame. And while the lovable bug took top honors, Erector's montage video stole the show. While other contestants had music video clips, Erector's video featured numerous Hasbro employees discussing how Erector, one of the most important G1 character as they say, had been pushed out of every Transformers series since 1989.

We saw G2 Erector, designs for Beast Wars Erector (a beaver), Animated Erector who, in season 4, was to be the pants of Devastator, movie Erector, and also featured in Transformers Prime but was removed for Bulkhead as Erector was taking too much screen time away from other characters.

Hasbro went out of their way with a video twice the length of the others and featured actual designs. Erector fans are now demanding Erector-beaver, and Aaron Archer, with a smile, stated "Please don't make us do this again".
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hupla
Yes! Super happy

You erector guys have my support next year though
Alucard77
G... A... Y...
Ribieconvoy
Holy crap, I wanted Waspy to win, but thought he'd have no chance against Grimlock and Erector... YES!
Batman
While my support was for Erector, it is nice that out of all the other choices, he was the one to win.
payton34
Boo.

Oh well, I'm sure Grimlock and/or Shockwave will be locks for next year.
Lacimehc
OMG no way!

This is awesome! Waspinator rules!
Noideaforaname
Wazzzzpinator happy at lazzzt.
ORIO
FIX!!!!
Toxicon
Come on Waspinator homage toy...
Ravenxl7
Lacimehc
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Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
G... A... Y...
Well that's immature.
Rattrap
So awesome!
payton34
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Originally Posted by Lacimehc View Post
Well that's immature.

You're looking for maturity on a site filled with grown-ass men and women who still collect toys.

Think about that for a sec...
Sideways77
I find this.... unlogical.



Never the less, congrades Waspy. I just don't hope Grimlock and Shockwave beat you to slag in the parking lot.
Anguirus
Woo! Great news! Not my pick, but good that he can be "happy at last!"
Minnemagnus
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Originally Posted by Noideaforaname View Post
Wazzzzpinator happy at lazzzt.
I was gonna say something along the lines of this! Take a look at my sig and guess if I'm happy! Funny thing that I watched some Beast Wars today! Woo Hoo!
Master Fwiffo
Thank God.
Axel990
Whats the "Farewell to Cliffjumper"? I don't keep up with all news, so could someone explain that to me?

And I have to say, the HOF inductees are an interesting assortment. We have 2 Autobots and 2 Decepticons, 1 Maximal and now 1 Predacon!
Cyber-Scream
Wow, really? I'm not mad or anything, I love Waspy... but... I'm REALLY surprised he beat both Grimlock and Shockwave... Guess this shows there's a lot of BW love in the TF community!
Starscream NZ
While the logical choice was Shockwave, I am more than happy with Waspinator winning. Second year in a row that a BW character has won the fan vote.

Not intending to be a douche, but this makes me want to rub it in the faces of the G1 purists who say BW 'ruined' TF's. Obviously not, if it's BW characters who've won the fan-choice two years running.
Brainchild
Well, this looks great for the BW fans. Erector's loss is disappointing, but true heroes go unrecognized.
Lacimehc
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Originally Posted by payton34 View Post
You're looking for maturity on a site filled with grown-ass men and women who still collect toys.

Think about that for a sec...
I just get annoyed by people saying stuff like that...
Chopperface
Wazzzzzzzzzzzzzzpinator got the touch..... Wazzzzzzzzzzzzpinator got the powerrrrrrrrrr!!!! YEAH!

Beast Wars REPRESENT... AGAIN!!! I thought Erector would've won for sure. Jazz, Shockwave and Grimlock denied AGAIN. Wow!

That's TWO characters from McNeil in the HOF. now we news him as the human inductee next year as well.
Fit For natalie
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Originally Posted by payton34 View Post
You're looking for maturity on a site filled with grown-ass men and women who still collect toys.

Think about that for a sec...
You can be a perfectly mature human being and like children's toys without referring to things you don't like as "gay".
tehKOREANdude
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Originally Posted by Sideways77 View Post
I find this.... unlogical.



Never the less, congrades Waspy. I just don't hope Grimlock and Shockwave beat you to slag in the parking lot.
*illogical

and considering waspy's streak, it's likely that'll happen.
I'm glad waspinator won. Before giving into the erector madness, I was supporting waspy.

and I'm sure that shockwave and grimlock will be the automatic inductees next year


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Originally Posted by Fit For natalie View Post
You can be a perfectly mature human being and like children's toys without referring to things you don't like as "gay".
Agreed. Whether you're an adult, child, or teen (like myself), there's no reason not to be mature or classy
xion14
I'll try harder for Erector next year!
ORIO
I feel sad for Locustreign. Wish I was there to give him a hug.
moreprimeland
Well..Congrats to Waspinator, now hopefully he won't explode before he collects his trophy.

BW Erector is a Beaver?? Ohhhhh..that's just wrong

2012 for ARCEE!!! Just sayin'
Deadboy
I'd have rather had Grimlock, but Waspinator is good, too. I admit to being a little stunned he won, though; it didn't seem to me that Waspinator had the same kind of vocal support as Grimlock or Erector.
Transbot90210
Waspinator was my choice. Love Beast Wars, love Waspinator.

Thanx
Transbot90210
Tiller
Awesome. I was rooting for him or Erector. Grimlock and Shockwave are shoe ins anyhow if G1 fans have anything to say about it. But G1 isn't the end all be all of Transformers. You think the fandom would get that through it's head once in a while.
Abrogate
I'm kinda surprised, on this board the vote seemed to be split between Grimlock and Erector. I guess Waspinator had a lot of support somewhere else. Personally, I think Rattrap should've been in before Waspinator, but oh well. Did Erector have anything to show for the nomination video?
Soundwave2
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Originally Posted by Batman View Post
While my support was for Erector, it is nice that out of all the other choices, he was the one to win.
further proof about just how silly these HoF votings are in the first place
Liveman
This is pretty sweet, I was thinking Shockwave or Grimlock would get the vote but Waspy is a sweet win as well.

...Lets hope that Erector doesn't get into the vote next year...
payton34
Next year it will be Omega Spreem. Bet.
Tracer
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
FIX!!!!
You gotta wonder
Hiraga
I always said, if not Erector, than Waspinator. Glad to see that he won over Grimlock and Shockwave.
Macross7
I call BS. It was Grimlock that was leading the polls. That stupid ass Erector was higher then Waspinator. Seems the fix is in. Guess Hasbro didn't want the Bee-Dubyas moaning that their childhood heroes are left out.

Well better Waspinator than Erector.
HighPrime
Though he's not one of my favorite characters from BW, hats off to the Wasp!
Tampalicious
Better than Erector.

Grimlock got shafted.
Wyvern
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Originally Posted by Cyber-Scream View Post
Wow, really? I'm not mad or anything, I love Waspy... but... I'm REALLY surprised he beat both Grimlock and Shockwave... Guess this shows there's a lot of BW love in the TF community!
Cmon... Characters like Grimlock are guaranteed to go in and be voted by Hasbro automatically.
Sideways77
Well, time to start thinking for 2012.


Skywarp for HoF 2012?
Sharktibolt
Really happy to see my favorite Beast Wars character won, he's the one I voted for whenever I remembered to do it.
Gilgamesh
Waspinator is awesome. He deserves this.
Cyber Star
FAIL
Grimlockprime16
Grimlock was my pick but I am very happy for Waspinator. I wonder if this was in his plans? BW Megs next year FTW!
Darkprime
Regardless of who you wanted to win, Hasbro showed some really awesome music videos and for the 4 real nominees and an epic mockumentary on the greatness of erector.
hupla
Waspinator was leading on most boards but TFW. Witch had more ecrector suppourt than Grimlock voters. Seriously you guys think its a fix?
Icespark
I am so happy that Waspinator won!

I got to see two wonderful videos for Waspinator, plus, the other great videos for the other characters!

I'm still happily surprised that Hasbro put so much effort into the video for Erector as well - it was a shock to see that they created G2, Beast Wars, Movie, and Animated Erector designs just for it!

All in all, I'm thrilled that Waspinator won, and I can't wait to see what will happen with the Hall of Fame next year.

For reference on the Erector designs:

G2 - Erector in Blue Purple and Teal
Beast Wars: Yellow, Brown and Gold Beaver - Completely Awesome
Movie: Somewhat similar to Movie Overload
Animated - Think Animated Dirt Boss with Animated Scrapper's head, and a Cy-Gar like Kup.

Continue: Waspinator wins BotCon 2011 Hall of Fame Fans Choice Discussion on the 2005 Boards!

 
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