Transformers HOF 2018 voting on Facebook

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by allew, Jul 9, 2018.

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Who are you voting for in the Transformers Hall of Fame 2018 class?

Poll closed Jul 17, 2018.
  1. Favorite Transformers Character Blackarachnia

    35 vote(s)
    47.3%
  2. Favorite Transformers Character Unicron

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  3. Favorite Transformers Character Omega Supreme

    12 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. 2018 Transformers Hasbro Toy of the Year Generations Studio Series Leader Blackout

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  5. 2018 Transformers Hasbro Toy of the Year Generations POTP Leader Optimus Prime

    15 vote(s)
    20.3%
  6. 2018 Transformers Hasbro Toy of the Year Generations POTP Battletrap (Roadtrap & Battleslash)

    25 vote(s)
    33.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. allew

    allew Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to the winners - Blackarachnia, Battletrap (Battleslash/Roadtrap) and John Barber! It's obvious the members of tfw2005 had a big hand in getting Blackarachnia and Battletrap into the Transformers Hall of Fame!
     
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  2. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    Not that I don't think Blackarachnia deserves a spot, but I am honestly sick of the Beast Wars block voting. It's like non-BW characters have no chance whatsoever.
     
  3. oku

    oku Chill.

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    Because BW characters were well written.
     
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  4. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    They are excellent characters, but that doesn't mean there aren't other characters from other series that deserve a spot. But BW fans collude each year to all support one character and that character invariably then wins.

    EDIT: it's gotten to the point where I see no reason to vote, since it's 100% sure the character picked by BW community will win.
     
  5. Sol Fury

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    Personally I'd love to see a character known for the comics make the cut, like Bludgeon or Thunderwing. There are a whole host of characters in the comics who have been involved in major storylines who deserve a bit of recognition.
     
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  6. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    I think this will be the last Beast Wars vote for while, though. The rest of the cast aren't quite as strong and iconic. Blackarachnia holds a lot of "firsts" and has been legacy homage in other series to the point that she's every bit as iconic as certain G1 characters now. Really, her inclusion is a bit late in coming.

    I think next year, there's a strong case to be made for G1 Scorponok (especially in light of Marvel's version) and Unicron though. I think either of them will be in the finals.
     
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  7. Super4Ever

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    Talk about conspiracy theory. I’m a huge Beast Wars fan, so I voted for Blackarachnia when she was announced as a finalist but I initially voted for Cheetor. There was no big hidden Blackarachnia agenda.
     
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  8. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    Watch it be Rattrap.
     
  9. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's Zvil!"

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    Rattrap is good...but he didn't launch a thousand ships in future lines, either.

    Scorponok has at least perpetuated through legacy homaging...Beast Wars (if mostly in name only) and Energon. And Bayverse (if, again, mostly in name only). And nuRiD...
     
  10. Blackarachnia1996

    Blackarachnia1996 Goddess of Chaos

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    Beast Wars lost 4 years to G1 characters... quit your biased bellyaching.
     
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  11. Blackarachnia1996

    Blackarachnia1996 Goddess of Chaos

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    Again, bullshit.

    Wheeljack won 2012
    Arcee and Rodimus won 2014
    Prowl and Predaking won 2015
    Galvatron won 2017
     
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  12. Blackarachnia1996

    Blackarachnia1996 Goddess of Chaos

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    I mostly agree with this, although I think Rhinox, Rattrap, Tarantulas, Cheetor, Beast Wars Inferno, Silverbolt, and Rampage are all contenders for the Hall of Fame. That said, I think there are G1 characters that are more deserving than them... like Unicron for example
     
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  13. Sammael

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    TFW vote 2017: Blackarachnia
    TFW vote 2015: Optimus Primal

    I can't find 2012 and 2014 threads, but I think you know what I mean.
     
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  14. WishfulThinking

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    Yeah, I'm not saying the Beast Wars characters won't contend. But rather, they all have a higher hill to climb. Blackarachnia is one of those picks that any generation of fan can agree is deserving thanks to the strong writing AND the legacy of the character/impact on the franchise. The others you mentioned have the strong writing but not the legacy, unfortunately.

    Next year, I think my picks will come from the following (and hopefully, others will consider):

    G1 Scorponok - While his appearance in The Rebirth was okay, it was the character's appearances in Headmasters and, especially, Marvel Comics that makes him a standout. In the Marvel comics, Scorponok went from classic villain to honorable anti-hero with a character arc that rivals Dinobot's in Beast Wars. In toy form, he is the second largest G1 Decepticon, beat out by Overlord by less than an inch. His legacy saw a direct homage in Energon and more "in name only" appearances in Beast Wars, the live action movies and nuRiD. Truly, the fact he hasn't received a retail Generations update is tragic. As such, next year, he will be my top pick.

    Unicron - He's not really a well-written character in so much he's a character at all. Rather, he's pan-generational force of nature. His legacy is enormous, appearing as a harbinger of character death in G1, Beast Wars, The Unicron trilogy, Prime, and Marvel/Dreamwave/IDW comics. If a writer wants to upset the balance of his narrative or bring it all to a crashing finale, Unicron is your go-to guy. Without a decent narrative for Unicron, though, I do think there's a bit holding him back from the HoF. He's not really a character...he's Armageddon. Perhaps someone will eventually turn that around.

    G1 Spike Whitwickey - Hey, you can't tell me he's not a Transformer. He has a G1 toy, you know (as the head for Cerebros). But seriously, Spike is the first human the Autobots befriend and to this day serves as an example of a human that adds flavor to the story but isn't particularly intrusive. And Marvel's Spike was a hero. And yes, he has a legacy. He appeared in 4 seasons + the movie of the G1 cartoon, many issues of the G1 comic, made a cameo in Animated and was the basis for Sam Whitwickey in the Transformers movies. If more humans were written like Spike, there'd be far less complaints about humans.
     
  15. SG Roadbuster

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    It's much simpler actually. The Beasties keep winning fan polls left and right because it's usually only one per poll. All of the geewun guys split the vote.

    Take the popt Prime poll, one Beastie vs vs 8 g1 dudes.
     
  16. Blackarachnia1996

    Blackarachnia1996 Goddess of Chaos

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    Again, out of the 9 years of the HoF, 4 of them beat out Beasties, which until yesterday was half (and many of those times G1 had a split vote)... y’all are believing whatever you want to believe. Maybe G1 isn’t as great as you think it is and people are voting in more deserving characters...
     
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    While I still think Primal would have likely won anyways, they really shot the Japanese G1 fans in the foot with that poll by bringing Deathsaurus up from defeat. I could have seen Star Saber winning the vote if he had been the de facto Japanese g1 option, but with those fans divided and Ultra Magnus being an extremely boring choice, Primal was the strongest option.
     
  18. TLK Barricade

    TLK Barricade Keep calm and Hail Megatron.

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    Actually, I was going to nominate Tarantulas next year, but since Unicron lost, and now some people are getting upset over Beast Wars characters winning too much, I think I'll just try Unicron again.
     
  19. NotRamjet97

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    I don't really care about Blackarachnia winning, but screw Blue Jeans.
     
  20. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Glad Blackarachnia won out of those three. Not that Unicron shouldn’t also be in there (Omega Supreme I’m really not behind, but since this was his second time making it to the final 3 I wouldn’t be shocked if he eventually gets in).

    I do wish Hasbro still did auto-inductions for characters, that way ones like Unicron, Primus, maybe Vector Prime or the Fallen or whoever could just be thrown in by them. That always seemed like the point of the auto-inductions when we had them, get some super important characters or mult-year runner ups in so the fan vote picks can be relatively fresh each year.

    Anyway, I don’t really think this’ll be the last BW character to at least be nominated. Rattrap and Cheetor seem like obvious ones to get their chance next, maybe Rhinox as well. I would like to see some non-G1 or BW characters get a chance though. Vector Prime (as mentioned before), Hot Shot, Sideways, Demolishor, Override, UT Red Alert, UT Scourge, Sky-Byte (who at least got to the final 5 in 2012), maybe Bulkhead or Knockout, etc. But I still think characters like the BWs ones I mentioned deserve to win too.