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BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Anonymous. » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:44 pm

At tonight's Hall Of Fame Dinner at BotCon 2012 in Dallas, TX, we found out which one of the five nominees were picked as the winner. The five nominees were

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  • Beast Wars Megatron
  • Wheeljack
  • Rodimus
  • Arcee
  • Sky-byte

Through trials and tribulations, the winner was announced to be Wheeljack! A prominent figure ever since the insertion of Transformers back in 1984, Wheeljack has been featured in a multitude of different Transformers universes and toylines throughout the years!


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Congratulations, Wheeljack!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:53 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:58 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Hypershock » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:59 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby MagnusLabel » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:02 pm

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Finally we have one who does not transform into beast...SUPER AWESOME!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby CBratetron » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:04 pm

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I never realised how much Generations Wheeljack resembled G1 and I'm reminded why I can't justify the cost of collecting G1s.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:06 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:18 pm

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Well, my vote was for BW Megatron... but, it's logical that Wheeljack snagged it, since technically he had the honor of being the very first Transformer to appear on the show that started the near-30-year-shenanigans.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby xyl360 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:00 pm

I voted for Beast Wars Megatron, but Wheeljack is definitely an OK choice with me.

He's a decent character, both in his original G1 form, as well as his new role in Prime as TFP's version of Beast Wars Depth Charge.

I just hope that when Beast Wars Megs does get in (as I'm certain he likely will, being the best Megatron ever), that David Kaye is on hand to accept the award. That shouldn't be too tough, as I believe he attends a lot of cons these days :).
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby all_the_primes » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:23 pm

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Godzillabot Primal wrote:NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:28 pm

While I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get a Beast Wars hat-trick, Wheeljack was the second best choice. I'm glad "Rodimus" didn't win because he deserves to be inducted as Rodimus PRIME, the true chosen one who was just bumping that placeholder Optimus out of the way in accordance with Primus's grand plan so that he could lead the Autobots to victory. Just 'cuz they can't trademark "Hot Rod" is no excuse.

But much, much, MUCH more importantly, Arcee didn't win. For one thing, they'd surely have lumped the pictured G1 Arcee together with the current TF Prime Arcee, despite their being as completely different characters as G1 and BW Megatron no matter how you slice it, deserving to be inducted separately.

And since no Fembot has been inducted yet, that leaves the door open for Blackarachnia to be first at BotCon 2013. Not only was she a much more complex character, even if you don't lump her Animated counterpart together with her BW self, but the first female TF being a Beast Wars character would send a powerful message to anyone at Hasbro determined to leave that neck of the franchise "retired" or what not.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby crazyjeffy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:42 pm

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Yay my vote counted! :D

I for one, am happy. Wheeljack was my favorite G1 that wasn't voiced by Welker or Cullen.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby omega666 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:51 pm

Good.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:35 pm

Didn't see that coming, but then again the HoF winners never seem to be the expected ones.

Not my first or second choice (Sky-Byte and Megaton, respectively), but Wheeljack is a well-deserved addition. :APPLAUSE:
(here's hoping the two Preds get auto-inducted next year)
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:52 pm

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really out of all of those wheeljack wins? What the hell people
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby MGrotusque » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:04 pm

How could it NOT have been Wheelfack? Those other nominees are ridiculous in comparison.

Sky byte???! you gotta be freakin kiddin me....

The win went to the right bot.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby G1 Legacy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:18 am

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Joygasm...good deal. Make no mistake, I agree that all of the different series and toylines should be honored in the next decade but lets honor those who started it all and lets face it, when it comes to TV, Wheeljack literaly DID start it all...first line.
You know honestly it seems like the botcon 2011 inductions were leapfrogged into the HOF (Michael Bay etc) because of the whole correlation with the southern california entertainment industry and the DOTM release timing of it all, 2012's awards seem to be pcking up where 2010 left off with the begining of the Hall of Fame ceremony. I'm also relieved to see some postumeous award shout outs to those that have left us over the interviening decades...Chris Latta (Starscream) for example...I'd like to see Scatman Crothers mentioned next year...great Botcon this year, Seibertron staff have been working their asses off and staying on top of things, and yet still all the while taking the time to make each individual from our forum here (and other forums as well) feel welcome!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:36 am

SWEET!!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:58 am

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Wheeljack is a worthy winner!

Now Hasbro, how about a G1 reissue to celebrate?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:14 am

Motto: "Roll out!"
all_the_primes wrote:
Godzillabot Primal wrote:NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Lord Megatron!!! I have failed you!!! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

*Fusion Cannon goes BANG!* :michaelbay:


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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:51 am

Motto: "...and hell followed with him."
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Bumblevivisector wrote: I'm glad "Rodimus" didn't win because he deserves to be inducted as Rodimus PRIME, the true chosen one who was just bumping that placeholder Optimus out of the way in accordance with Primus's grand plan so that he could lead the Autobots to victory. Just 'cuz they can't trademark "Hot Rod" is no excuse.


Quoted for awesome. Even if it was sarcastic.

As for the winner, I'm disappoint. :( It would have been nice if Arcee or Beast Megatron won. The only distinctions Wheeljack can claim are he was the first character to appear and speak in the G1 cartoon and he created the Dinobots. Otherwise, totally worthless.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Autobot_Benz » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:27 am

Motto: "What is the point of growing up if you can't act childish sometimes"
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Wheeljack Deserved to win out of all of them he was the quirky mad scientist who's inventions blew up all the time besides making the dinobots.

Sky Byte was a comedy relief character.

Arcee G1 was a token Fembot she didn't get balls until Prime

Hotrod got Optimus killed so no way.

Beast wars Megs as cool as he was gotta go with Jacky the mad scientist.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby RiddlerJ » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:00 am

Gotta be honest, Wheeljack was the one I definitely didn't see winning. Not because because he's a bad character. He's actually a great character, but I saw Megatron or Skybyte or even Rodimus winning before Wheeljack.

Of course that's how it seems every year. Always the one you least expect.

Congrats Jacky, you deserve it :D
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Postby Rodimus723 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:18 am

Not to knock Wheeljack, but you do know that he won because the vote was split between BW Megatron and Sky Byte right?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

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W to the J. Congrats! Very happy about this. It was also great that Latta's daughter was on hand for the ceremony. Well deserved. I wish i could've heard her speak
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