6 Hasbro toys, including Transformers, nominated for US Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by AutobotMirage, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. AutobotMirage

    AutobotMirage Well-Known Member

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  2. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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  3. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool
     
  4. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    Cool but I have a bad feeling Transformers won't make it past nomination. There are some big names in there like Hot Wheels, Rubik's Cube, and the pogo stick. With twelve nominations and only two making it in it may be an up hill battle. I do find it odd that half of the nominations aren't already in the Hall of Fame since there are already 46 toys in there.
     
  5. Secretcode

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    Transformers honestly has a sho-

    Oh well. Maybe next time.
     
  6. Aberration

    Aberration Templar Rodimus

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    Yeah, I'd be shocked if Transformers got any further in the process. I'm almost positive that it's the youngest of the 12 nominees. Someday, but not today.
     
  7. Feralstorm

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    Seems like an even 50/50 shot to me. There are several candidates with more 'classic' status, but Transformers is about as high-profile now as it might ever be.
     
  8. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Transformers is to this in the same way as Rush is to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
     
  9. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Icon status? Check.

    Optimus is a household name thanks to the live action movies.

    Innovation? Check.

    A concept that's kept kicking ass for all this time? Hasbro is always trying to up the previous line as far as features.

    Longevity? Check.

    27 years and counting.

    I think the bots have a strong shot at this. In my opinion :) 

    Also, Erector.
     
  10. blackout501st

    blackout501st ultimate enforcing hound

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    hell, if a STICK can qualify for the toy hall of fame, transformers sure as hell can.
     
  11. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I thought Transformers have been nominated before. I honestly don't think they can beat out Hot Wheels. They've been around for almost 50 years now.
     
  12. Repainted

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    You mean our franchise isn't already an inductee?! Blasphemy! To the earlier post citing 27 years, if you only mean the brand name marketed by Hasbro in 1984. Transformers goes back to the Takara Diaclone/Microman lines released in the mid 70's. These figures were the early ancestors (so to speak) of the future Transformers line about a decade later. So I'd say Transforming bots as a whole have been waiting long enough.
     
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    transformers has been nominated several times to my knowledge, just because of legendary toys it has yet to get in, hell HOT WHEELS are still not in

    one day we will, but not yet
     
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    :lol 

    I saw that too.
     
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    That's cool!
     
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    ...Then again, there's Armada Hot Shot, Supreme Cheetor and Animorphs...
     
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    Transformers should have been the FIRST toy in this thing.

    If it doesn't make it, there will be riots.
     
  18. Kaijumaster

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    I saw this, If they do get inducted I hope its a G1 Soundwave that is used.
     
  19. Autobot Burnout

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    While Hot Shot did get a crappy toy, the legacy of jaAm will live on. It made it to the Universe Hot Shot toy, at any rate.

    Riots? We managed to go 27 years without being in it, something tells me we can survive not winning again relatively peacefully. I'd like to see Hot Wheels get into the HoF, in all honesty. I still like 'em, myself.
     
  20. G.B. Blackrock

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    Hot Wheels may well have TFs beat for longitivity (no one would dispute that). Icon status? Probably.

    But Innovation? Transformers keeps reinventing itself every couple of years! I truly don't think Hot Wheels can hold a candle to TFs for innovation.