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Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby El Duque » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:21 pm

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As we approach Hasbro's Transformers "Thrilling 30" Anniversary a rather awesome new feature has been added to the official website, the "Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll". This poll asks fans to answer five questions:

  • Faction
  • Alternate Mode
  • Signature Weapon
  • Color Scheme
  • Personality

The results of this poll will be used to create a brand new Transformers character that will be featured in an upcoming Transformers comic series and appear in the "Thrilling 30" figure line. We will also get to see the character come to life through sketches and concept art throughout the design process, which will be shared on Transformers.com.

Click here to cast your votes!

HASBRO, INC. IS KICKING OFF THE THRILLING 30 WITH THE FAN BUILT BOT POLL! FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER, A FAN VOTE WILL DECIDE AN ALL NEW TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER. VOTE DAILY HERE AT TRANSFORMERS.COM TO HAVE A HAND IN THE BOT BUILDING!
ONCE THE VOTES HAVE BEEN TALLIED, COME BACK TO TRANSFORMERS.COM TO SEE THE DESIGNERS AT WORK. SKETCHES, IMAGES AND MORE WILL BE REVEALED AS THE NEW BOT CHARACTER COMES TO LIFE.
ADD THE BOT TO YOUR COLLECTION! THE NEW TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER WILL BE REVEALED, NAMED AND FOREVER ADDED TO THE TRANSFORMERS WORLD INCLUDING AN UPCOMING IDW COMIC SERIES AND IN THE "THRILLING 30" PRODUCT LINE NEXT YEAR.


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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby jindrak » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:34 pm

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Autobot, Car, Blaster cannon, Orange and white, Grumpy= RUNG!!

Vote now, vote often!
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:36 pm

I voted for a Grumpy orange and white Decepticon construction vehicle that wields a mace.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:40 pm

Motto: "Till all are pun!"
My message disappeared, how peculiar.
Here it is again:

This is actually a cool idea!

My juicy bit from the news? 'An upcoming IDW series'.
Really? A new one? Replacing ReGen One, maybe? Ooooh. :-?
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:44 pm

Motto: "It's best to want AND have!"
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Voted for a grumpy purple-and-bronze Decepticon Terran Beast with a mace. Interested to see how this turns out!
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:51 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Oh god DAMMIT!!! I can't decide! :BOOM:

EDIT: Jesus I've been awake for a long time. I thought an option on the last question was to make it a secretary. #-o

EDIT-EDIT: Right now my thinking is to just go for whatever options Hasbro are least likely to do under their own steam.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby rpetras » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:52 pm

Motto: "Know your enemy, then crush them."
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Decepticon
Motorcycle
Sword
Purple & Bronze
Sneaky

I'm thinking fembot ninja!
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:57 pm

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
That's a pretty cool idea! Not sure if I'll vote, I have no idea what I'd want right now, but I'm very interested in seeing how this turns out. :D
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby That Bot » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:02 pm

Motto: "Yesssssssss....."
Weapon: High Energy MASER Cannons
Autobot
Construction
Orange & White
Nunchucks
Valiant

We need more construction 'bots.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:03 pm

Motto: "Till all are pun!"
Sodan-1 wrote:Oh god DAMMIT!!! I can't decide! :BOOM:

EDIT: Jesus I've been awake for a long time. I thought an option on the last question was to make it a secretary. #-o

EDIT-EDIT: Right now my thinking is to just go for whatever options Hasbro are least likely to do under their own steam.



Yes. Just to see what will happen when we get a purple and bronze hotshot Decepticon construction with nunchucks. :D
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:07 pm

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Weapon: Plasma Mine Blaster
You think nunchucks are less likely than a mace?
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:14 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Va'al wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:Oh god DAMMIT!!! I can't decide! :BOOM:

EDIT: Jesus I've been awake for a long time. I thought an option on the last question was to make it a secretary. #-o

EDIT-EDIT: Right now my thinking is to just go for whatever options Hasbro are least likely to do under their own steam.



Yes. Just to see what will happen when we get a purple and bronze hotshot Decepticon construction with nunchucks. :D

Apologies, just want to double-check: mockery?

Nemesis Primal wrote:You think nunchucks are less likely than a mace?

How many Transformers can you think of that have had nunchucks in all fairness. There's been a few maces even I can think of.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:18 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:You think nunchucks are less likely than a mace?

How many Transformers can you think of that have had nunchucks in all fairness. There's been a few maces even I can think of.


I suppose it's just Animated Jazz, but he's more recent than the last TF I can think of with a mace (as opposed to a morning star), which is Transmetal Optimus Primal.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:19 pm

Motto: "Till all are pun!"
Sodan-1 wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:Oh god DAMMIT!!! I can't decide! :BOOM:

EDIT: Jesus I've been awake for a long time. I thought an option on the last question was to make it a secretary. #-o

EDIT-EDIT: Right now my thinking is to just go for whatever options Hasbro are least likely to do under their own steam.



Yes. Just to see what will happen when we get a purple and bronze hotshot Decepticon construction with nunchucks. :D

Apologies, just want to double-check: mockery?


Not mocking you, that's what I voted! I love the idea! :D

Nemesis Primal wrote:You think nunchucks are less likely than a mace?

How many Transformers can you think of that have had nunchucks in all fairness. There's been a few maces even I can think of.


Animated Jazz is the only one that springs to mind, really. :-?
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
I voted so we could get a Waspinator homage, despite him being in a later time of Generation 1. If he could get into the Hall of Fame, he certainly deserves a new toy!
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:25 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:I voted so we could get a Waspinator homage, despite him being in a later time of Generation 1. If he could get into the Hall of Fame, he certainly deserves a new toy!


He's already showing up in IDW though!
He was in the backgroud of Spotlight: Thundercracker, and has been mentioned in the solicits for July's Robots in Disguise.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:31 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Va'al wrote:Not mocking you, that's what I voted! I love the idea! :D

Oh right. Sorry. I wasn't sure and I'm in a sensitive mood, lol. :sad: Even I have to admit that's one crazy combo.
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Nemesis Primal wrote:You think nunchucks are less likely than a mace?

How many Transformers can you think of that have had nunchucks in all fairness. There's been a few maces even I can think of.


I suppose it's just Animated Jazz, but he's more recent than the last TF I can think of with a mace (as opposed to a morning star), which is Transmetal Optimus Primal.

Now you mention it I think I am kind of bunching maces and morning stars together. Morning stars I suppose are sort of like the love-child of a mace and nunchucks. And now I'm thinking of nunchucks with a spiked-ball at the centre of the chain. (And now I'm thinking that it's general silhouette bears a resemblance to a ball-gag. :-s I really shouldn't stay awake for more than 24 hours.)

EDIT: In the end I voted for Decepticon, avian beast, crossbow, blue and silver, and secretive. I'm envisioning a lone bird of prey that hunts in the silence of the night. ;)
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:39 pm

Motto: "I burn and I plunder as it suits my desire."
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Choppah
Spear/Harpoon
Purple/Bronze
Wildman

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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:52 pm

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I don't think we'll get a homage out of this, so I'm just hoping for a big, bad-tempered bruiser of a Decepticon that turns into smething nasty with horns or tusks.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:57 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I voted so we could get a Waspinator homage, despite him being in a later time of Generation 1. If he could get into the Hall of Fame, he certainly deserves a new toy!


He's already showing up in IDW though!
He was in the backgroud of Spotlight: Thundercracker, and has been mentioned in the solicits for July's Robots in Disguise.


Where was I when they announced this crap?

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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:14 pm

Motto: "Till all are pun!"
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I voted so we could get a Waspinator homage, despite him being in a later time of Generation 1. If he could get into the Hall of Fame, he certainly deserves a new toy!


He's already showing up in IDW though!
He was in the backgroud of Spotlight: Thundercracker, and has been mentioned in the solicits for July's Robots in Disguise.


Where was I when they announced this crap?



Er... somewhere else?


Seriously, the more I think about it, the more we should go for the most ridiculous character we can think of!
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:I voted so we could get a Waspinator homage, despite him being in a later time of Generation 1. If he could get into the Hall of Fame, he certainly deserves a new toy!


He's already showing up in IDW though!
He was in the backgroud of Spotlight: Thundercracker, and has been mentioned in the solicits for July's Robots in Disguise.


Where was I when they announced this crap?



Er... somewhere else?


Seriously, the more I think about it, the more we should go for the most ridiculous character we can think of!


The ultimate trolling a Transformer fan can do... I like this idea!
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Nemesis Primal » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:20 pm

Motto: "It's best to want AND have!"
Weapon: Plasma Mine Blaster
Va'al wrote:Seriously, the more I think about it, the more we should go for the most ridiculous character we can think of!


I think we should instead vote for what we actually WANT instead of trying to troll Hasbro. This is a poll of fan preferences, I can see it having an effect on more than this one character.
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby TK415 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:21 pm

•Autobot
•Jet
•Longrange blaster
•Blue and silver
•Sneaky

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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll

Postby Va'al » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:23 pm

Motto: "Till all are pun!"
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Va'al wrote:Seriously, the more I think about it, the more we should go for the most ridiculous character we can think of!


I think we should instead vote for what we actually WANT instead of trying to troll Hasbro. This is a poll of fan preferences, I can see it having an effect on more than this one character.


I think this fandom needs to lighten up, and this is a good way of ensuring that. ;)
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