Transformers HOF Fan's Choice is now the Hartman Award!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shin-Gouki, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Nightrain

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    Are you serious bro?
     
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    Meh who cares! the fans choice stopped being relevant as soon as Hasbro started rigging votes.
     
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    Rigging votes?

    Sky-Byte and BW Megatron probably just split the vote is all. Same thing happened in 2009, I'd argue, when Dinobot got in. Sure Dinobot's popular, but there was definitely votesplitting among Shockwave, Soundwave, Grimlock, etc.
     
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    This is an awesome way to recognize the Hartmans. Putting a known name on the award based on our picks gives the Fan's Choice pic more of a what we wanted versus being an "also ran."
     
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    Except it's not arbitray, it's named after one of the original founders of Botcon.
     
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    Um I think lots of fans have done quite a lot for the franchise, like Sorenson and Forster, Roche and Roberts to name just 2 pairs.

    These guys haven't done much (if anything) for the fandom that I've heard of in almost 10 years

    But still, no big deal, still don't care that much lol
     
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    I don't buy it. Maybe in 09' that could have been the case, but with some of the more recent fan nominations, it's pretty obvious Hasbro has been manipulating some of the voting. I'm sure some people might disagree with me, but that's just my opinion on the matter.

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    I met Karl over the weekend, didn't know who he was but he helped me out quite a bit, helping get me a duplicate badge when I lost mine and my fiancee a last-minute MiniCon package. Yes he is very large! Congratulations, sincerely!
     
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    Congratulations! Well deserved!!!!
     
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    Well, they've done a hell of a lot more than Sorenson, Forster, Roche, and Roberts have, whether you're aware of it or not.

    They started Botcon in 1994. Not with a company, just as fans. The fan community was small in 94, and given it's size it probably seemed like a dumb thing to do. They did it anyways, and kept doing it (one of them even went into debt twice to do so). They started the very idea of Transformers conventions. They were the first to bring fans together like that. It grew and grew, and now it gives TF fans from all over the world to meet each other face to face at a giant transformers event every year. Didn't do much for the fandom? Sir, they helped build it.

    Whether you know who they are or not, they deserve it more than any other fans on the planet, especially since the ceremony is held at botcon.

    Having the HOF Fan Choice award renamed to the Hartman Award actually makes me think of it a bit more seriously. Yeah, that name carries more weight to me (and probably a lot of other fans) than "Hall of Fame".

    It makes me extremely happy to see these two get more recognition.
     
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    Just awesome! :D 
     
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    Except the Hartmans have done more than those two pairs combined 5 times over... like creating the concept of the Transformers fan convention.
     
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    god i would pay to see Glen Halits reaction to this
     
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    If by 'rigging' you mean removing the bullshit penis joke and the ridiculous credit card joke from the running then, yes. Hasbro is rigging the fan vote.

    And kudos to both John and Karl for having the absurd vision of Botcon, never knowing it would be the convention it is today.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing
     
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    Kudos to Hasbro for giving these two this kind of well-deserved recognition.

    -JimS
     
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    Hhaahaha yes. If there was ever an appropriate time for this catchphrase...