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Friday, May 10th, 2013 1:09PM CDT

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The first round of the "Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll" is over, and a second has opened! For the next week, fans get to vote on the following characteristics:

Name
Gender
Origin
Specialty

As a reminder, 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.

Transformers fans - you did an amazing job voting on the first five questions of the Fan Built Bot Poll, but our designers still need more information! We have four more important questions we need your votes on. Remember to vote every day! Voting will close end of day on May 17, 2013!


Click here to cast your votes and check out the press release below for further information!

Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round


IMPORTANT BULLETIN! HASBRO'S "TRANSFORMERS FAN BUILT BOT" POLL ENTERS CRUCIAL FINAL PHASE
Fans Helped Design a New Transformers Character…Now They Must Help Name It and More!

The first round of voting is complete in the Fan Built Bot poll, which for the first time in history allows fans of the Hasbro, Inc. TRANSFORMERS brand to help create a new TRANSFORMERS character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the TRANSFORMERS’ brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the “Fan Built Bot” Poll now enters its second and final voting phase, allowing fans to select the Fan Built TRANSFORMERS character's name, gender, origin and specialty!

Hasbro's designers are busy reviewing the fan choices from the first phase of the poll and designing the visual look of the new TRANSFORMERS character that will be introduced into the brand's rich lore, and will be produced as an action figure in next year's "TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30" anniversary line. Voting on the four new questions begins today at TRANSFORMERS.COM/vote, and fans are encouraged to vote every day until this round of polling closes on May 17th.

The results of both rounds of the poll will be announced by Hasbro at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, as part of the official kick-off to Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS “Thrilling 30” anniversary celebration. While results of the first round of voting are a tightly held secret, a careful reading of Round 2's questions may provide some hints. "We're not prepared to say which alt-mode won the polling in round one," said Jay Duke, vice president of the TRANSFORMERS brand at Hasbro. “But a close reading of the name choices may provide a hint at what we’re designing. Stay tuned to find out more!"

For further information visit the official polling page at TRANSFORMERS.COM/vote as well as the TRANSFORMERS Facebook page at Facebook.com/Transformers.
Credit(s): Hasbro
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Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486146)
Posted by Downbeat on May 10th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CDT
Voting female, and hoping to convince other people to vote female. There's so few female Transformers as is, and he or she is going to end up in the IDW comics, where the only female transformer is Arcee, and only because of a Jhiaxus experiment!
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486148)
Posted by craggy on May 10th, 2013 @ 1:30pm CDT
definitely voting female. Assuming from the Autobot prefix on a few of the names that it was definitely a bot that won the last poll? :-( Still, if we get a new fembot it'd be nice to not have a femme fatale bad guy, and instead maybe get an amazonian type? Brienne from Game Of Thrones as a TF?
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486149)
Posted by Va'al on May 10th, 2013 @ 1:38pm CDT
I wouldn't mind a female combat medic, assuming that First Aid in MTMTE may or may not already be female.

A bodyguard would also be cool.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486153)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on May 10th, 2013 @ 1:51pm CDT
So i went Female from Kaon, as a close quarters combat specialist. Defiantly want a fembot, but i couldn't decide between the former, or a doc-bot.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486158)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 10th, 2013 @ 2:01pm CDT
Cripes. Cashotron? Let's try to take this seriously, okay?

Very cool to see all the cities listed. I'd love to see a decent map of them all. there are so many now, it's hard to keep them all straight.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486164)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 10th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
I will be very pleased if it turns out to be a female Transformer. Granted, I feel that it should have been a Decepticon, rather than Autobot. Also nice to see it will be a flier.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486167)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 10th, 2013 @ 2:15pm CDT
seeing as how there is autobot in two of those names i guess thats the faction that won, just what we need another autobot. Oh and great job spoiling part of the outcome hasbro.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486174)
Posted by Flux Convoy on May 10th, 2013 @ 2:23pm CDT
I'm not expecting my choices to be the ones chosen. I'm really pulling for a female Decepticon medic from Kaon. How could would that be?
:BOT:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486175)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 10th, 2013 @ 2:23pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:seeing as how there is autobot in two of those names i guess thats the faction that won, just what we need another autobot. Oh and great job spoiling part of the outcome hasbro.


And as I pointed out above, the fact that one of the names is "Windblade" pretty much guarantees it's a helicopter or plane.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486190)
Posted by jindrak on May 10th, 2013 @ 3:00pm CDT
I went with:

Autobot Wraith
Female
Iacon
Recon


I think a stealthy, ghostlike fem-bot with a needler type rifle would make a great recon bot. Think a TF version of a Starcraft Ghost.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486195)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 10th, 2013 @ 3:14pm CDT
Autobot Wraith
Female
Kaon
Close Combat specialist
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486197)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 10th, 2013 @ 3:19pm CDT
Windblade
Female
Kaon
Telepath
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486221)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 10th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
Centurion
Male
Kaon
Close Combat Specialist

We need more 'Cons.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486224)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 10th, 2013 @ 4:40pm CDT
I want to see Charon, female, and either bodyguard or telepath cause we really don't see those things that much in Transformers.

If "female" wins (and fingers crossed it does), then I really hope "motorcycle" didn't win. It'd be neat to see something big and strong and "for boys" like a construction vehicle or a tank be used for a female Transformer.

GuyIncognito wrote:One of the name choices is "Windblade", and two of the names begin with "Autobot". Looks like they've already decided it's an Autobot with a plane or copter alt mode.


Eclipse makes me think Spaceship, Charon boat, and Cashtron armored bank truck. *shrugs* But yeah, obvious the Bots won. Seems like they could've kept the mystery by simply leaving "Autobot" out of those two names, but I guess legally they have to include them even in this case.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486243)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 10th, 2013 @ 5:48pm CDT
Telepath?! I dunno, to me that word shouldn't belong in the Transformers universe.

They're getting very specific with this poll. If they ask for any more input, surely they'll be asking us to submit our own designs.

Me? I went with Windblade, female, Kalis and recon.

I'm starting to think I'm going to be really bummed with the character that'll result from these polls. I've spent far too much time envisioning the sum of the options I've been voting for. :-(
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486244)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 10th, 2013 @ 5:50pm CDT
So, we clearly know it will be a :BOT: . So, we can pick gender now?

FEMALE ALL THE WAY!

Also, I want her to be a burly bodyguard. The wasp-like-ninja slot is already filled with Prime<s Arcee. GIMME SOME BIG MAMMA! :DANCE:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486246)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 10th, 2013 @ 5:55pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Centurion
Male
Kaon
Close Combat Specialist

We need more 'Cons.


Too late for the :CON: 's, buddy.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486248)
Posted by OmicronZero on May 10th, 2013 @ 5:58pm CDT
jindrak wrote:I went with:

Autobot Wraith
Female
Iacon
Recon


I think a stealthy, ghostlike fem-bot with a needler type rifle would make a great recon bot. Think a TF version of a Starcraft Ghost.

This is almost exactly what I voted, just different origin. The moment I saw the name Wraith and the Recon option the SC Ghost is exactly what popped into my head. :grin:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486249)
Posted by RAcast on May 10th, 2013 @ 6:06pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Autobot Wraith
Female
Kaon
Close Combat specialist

I'm glad other people have the same idea, I sincerely hope this one wins! I did say Telepath though, just because why not? :lol:

How does a Transformer Telepath you ask? Why Mass Effect of course!
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486250)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 10th, 2013 @ 6:08pm CDT
OmicronZero wrote:
jindrak wrote:I went with:

Autobot Wraith
Female
Iacon
Recon


I think a stealthy, ghostlike fem-bot with a needler type rifle would make a great recon bot. Think a TF version of a Starcraft Ghost.

This is almost exactly what I voted, just different origin. The moment I saw the name Wraith and the Recon option the SC Ghost is exactly what popped into my head. :grin:


ENOUGH WITH THE WAIF GIRL!

WANNA BIG MAMMA TANK WITH SUSPENTION EQUIPED BOOBIES! :HEADHURTS:

No, seriously. The only "big mamma" female TF I remember is what's-her-name vehicon in the Beast Machine cartoon. And that may be only in the toon as a "need to have more females".
I really want a female bot, designed to be female from the ground up, to be BIG and POWERFUL for once.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486252)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 10th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CDT
Hopefully those Autobot names are nothing more than a ruse, or legal placeholders. I'm sure they could just as easily be changed to 'Con names, and I'm hoping Hasbro aren't dense enough to be giving the game away already.

Honestly, I won't mind what the result is, so long as it's something different; i.e. not an Autobot car.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486256)
Posted by bluecatcinema on May 10th, 2013 @ 6:29pm CDT
I went with:

Windblade (Easily the coolest name on offer)
Female (For rarity value)
Kaon (Like she was a defector)
Combat Medic (Gotta love a fighting doctor)
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486261)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 10th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CDT
Voted Charon, Female (duh, we need more females), Kaon, close combat, so she doesn't get stuck with some oversized guns that don't fit (well) anywhere.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486272)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:04pm CDT
Are the results of the first round posted anywhere? Just curious.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486275)
Posted by craggy on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:18pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Voted Charon, Female (duh, we need more females), Kaon, close combat, so she doesn't get stuck with some oversized guns that don't fit (well) anywhere.

voted the same. was thinking Kaon, as she was an Autobot (its an Autobot, given the names) and survived all alone in Con infested regions for some time, just slicing and dicing the bad guys like some super badass warrior woman.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486278)
Posted by SideswipeSkywarp on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:20pm CDT
I voted twice for who would be Devcon. The other times I voted was for Stormcloud. Something that would fit in with War for Cybertron. These characters and spaceships I'd like to see. We need more Decepticons. They're already out numbered. I don't like the idea of having tons of drones(Beast Machines, Transformers Prime...), NOT exciting. Why can't we have these characters and others who have never had a world wide release? Instead of getting another Insecticon or another bot we get another Bumblebee. The new wave with TrailBREAKER. ARGH!!! Where's the tylenol? LOL!!! :???: :evil: 8-} :BANG_HEAD: =; :HEADHURTS: :BOT: :CON: :P :grin:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486280)
Posted by RAcast on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
SideswipeSkywarp wrote:I voted twice for who would be Devcon. The other times I voted was for Stormcloud. Something that would fit in with War for Cybertron. These characters and spaceships I'd like to see. We need more Decepticons. They're already out numbered. I don't like the idea of having tons of drones(Beast Machines, Transformers Prime...), NOT exciting. Why can't we have these characters and others who have never had a world wide release? Instead of getting another Insecticon or another bot we get another Bumblebee. The new wave with TrailBREAKER. ARGH!!! Where's the tylenol? LOL!!! :???: :evil: 8-} :BANG_HEAD: =; :HEADHURTS: :BOT: :CON: :P :grin:

Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

And don't have an aneurism over TrailCUTTER. :lol: (see: copyright issues)
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486283)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:27pm CDT
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486286)
Posted by craggy on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:38pm CDT
TrailTHINGY!
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486288)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:51pm CDT
TrailwhateverhisnameisyouknowtheguyinG1thatwasoriginallycalledTrailbreakerbutnowhesTrailcutter.

You guys have no idea how much that hurt typing that...
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486289)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2013 @ 7:53pm CDT
Overhaul
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486296)
Posted by Henry921 on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:08pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486297)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CDT
Autobot Eclipse, female recon scout whose origins lie in Kaon.

If she's gunna be an Autobot, at least have origins from the Decepticon capital!
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486303)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:24pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
When a Steve and an Eve love each other very much...
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486304)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
When a Steve and an Eve love each other very much...


... and 9 months later, swoop delivers the Steveson to the couple, yelling *ME SWOOP, NO SEE NOTHING!*
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486305)
Posted by RAcast on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
When a Steve and an Eve love each other very much...

There are female vehicons now? I thought Steves just reproduced by division. :lol:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486306)
Posted by That Bot on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CDT
I had a thought. The "Autobot X" names could be used deceivingly. It could be a decepticon who pretends to be an Autobot and boldly announces themselves as an Autobot at every turn in a bad attempt to fool the enemy.

This will probably not happen but I can dream.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486308)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:36pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
When a Steve and an Eve love each other very much...


... and 9 months later, swoop delivers the Steveson to the couple, yelling *ME SWOOP, NO SEE NOTHING!*


I swear, I don't know if I'm surrounded by bafoons or comedy geniuses. :lol:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486309)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:37pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
When a Steve and an Eve love each other very much...


... and 9 months later, swoop delivers the Steveson to the couple, yelling *ME SWOOP, NO SEE NOTHING!*


I swear, I don't know if I'm surrounded by bafoons or comedy geniuses. :lol:
Image
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486311)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:39pm CDT
Charon
Male
Praxus
CQC specialist
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486312)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 10th, 2013 @ 8:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:
RAcast wrote:Y-you don't like Steve? You DON'T LIKE STEVE!? How COULD you, good sir? He's got a Stevewife and Steveson to feed!

:lol:


Wait.

Where do the Stevesons come from?

:shock:
When a Steve and an Eve love each other very much...


... and 9 months later, swoop delivers the Steveson to the couple, yelling *ME SWOOP, NO SEE NOTHING!*


I swear, I don't know if I'm surrounded by bafoons or comedy geniuses. :lol:
Image


I've seen that before, nonetheless it gives me giggles every time. :lol:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486325)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 10th, 2013 @ 9:57pm CDT
Wraith
Female
Iacon
Telepath.......I would think it would be something like what Soundwave has. Telepathy and transformers is weird....so i went with it.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486370)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on May 11th, 2013 @ 3:53am CDT
Did my part. I figured there are enough medics and recon/scouts going around and WAY too many close combat specialists, and I never really liked the idea of a transformer with psychic powers (though Soundwave and Mindwipe at least do it right). So I went with Bodyguard.

Windblade
Female
Althihex
Bodyguard
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486430)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2013 @ 9:56am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:and I never really liked the idea of a transformer with psychic powers (though Soundwave and Mindwipe at least do it right).
Soundwave has psychic powers? :???:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486432)
Posted by RAcast on May 11th, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:and I never really liked the idea of a transformer with psychic powers (though Soundwave and Mindwipe at least do it right).
Soundwave has psychic powers? :???:

That's what I was wondering as well. Points for the reference to Mindwipe though. :grin:

TEAM MINDWIPE!
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486548)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 11th, 2013 @ 7:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:and I never really liked the idea of a transformer with psychic powers (though Soundwave and Mindwipe at least do it right).
Soundwave has psychic powers? :???:


Not so much psychic powers but his sensors are so sensitive that he can seem to read the "thoughts" of other bots. Or at least it can make him hyper intuitive. Read it on a box somewhere. I forgot about Mindwipe. Silly me.

I kinda like the idea of an Autobot mystic/psychic type of warrior/character. Somethin different anyways. As said before...there's certainly enough recon,medics,close combat bots and whatever else out there already.
I know a telepath may be a dumb idea to most in the TF fandom but it's outside of the box enough for me to make it the most interesting of the choices provided. And if you use the SOundwave example of having hyper sensitive sensors than it can be very plausible. Plus there's enough ancient mythos and whatnot in the the cannon that a mystic type character could work.
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486634)
Posted by KNM2012 on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:12am CDT
Downbeat wrote:Voting female, and hoping to convince other people to vote female. There's so few female Transformers as is, and he or she is going to end up in the IDW comics, where the only female transformer is Arcee, and only because of a Jhiaxus experiment!


I am with you on this. I mean, for the last 30 years, the only "strictly female" figures that gave us strong female characters were tied to Beast Wars and Prime. I mean Generation One, especially Binaltech, only gave us characters that were molded from male characters. And every other series gave us an Ariel/Arcee that was either just there or created to give the males moral support.

And IDW is another reason why I voted female. Will vote again tomorrow. And all because I still feel that the way Simon Furman allowed Arcee to exist was very messed up. To the point that I would prefer forgiving Michael Bay for Revenge of the Fallen first. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486749)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 12th, 2013 @ 2:15pm CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Downbeat wrote:Voting female, and hoping to convince other people to vote female. There's so few female Transformers as is, and he or she is going to end up in the IDW comics, where the only female transformer is Arcee, and only because of a Jhiaxus experiment!


I am with you on this. I mean, for the last 30 years, the only "strictly female" figures that gave us strong female characters were tied to Beast Wars and Prime. I mean Generation One, especially Binaltech, only gave us characters that were molded from male characters. And every other series gave us an Ariel/Arcee that was either just there or created to give the males moral support.
Energon Arcee/Super Link Ariel was a strong-willed leader type (in the cartoon, that is).
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486768)
Posted by RAcast on May 12th, 2013 @ 3:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Downbeat wrote:Voting female, and hoping to convince other people to vote female. There's so few female Transformers as is, and he or she is going to end up in the IDW comics, where the only female transformer is Arcee, and only because of a Jhiaxus experiment!


I am with you on this. I mean, for the last 30 years, the only "strictly female" figures that gave us strong female characters were tied to Beast Wars and Prime. I mean Generation One, especially Binaltech, only gave us characters that were molded from male characters. And every other series gave us an Ariel/Arcee that was either just there or created to give the males moral support.
Energon Arcee/Super Link Ariel was a strong-willed leader type (in the cartoon, that is).

Also a Queen Bee in Super LInk because the Omnicons were basically cloned drones. :lol:
Re: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll - Second Round (1486786)
Posted by KNM2012 on May 12th, 2013 @ 5:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Downbeat wrote:Voting female, and hoping to convince other people to vote female. There's so few female Transformers as is, and he or she is going to end up in the IDW comics, where the only female transformer is Arcee, and only because of a Jhiaxus experiment!


I am with you on this. I mean, for the last 30 years, the only "strictly female" figures that gave us strong female characters were tied to Beast Wars and Prime. I mean Generation One, especially Binaltech, only gave us characters that were molded from male characters. And every other series gave us an Ariel/Arcee that was either just there or created to give the males moral support.
Energon Arcee/Super Link Ariel was a strong-willed leader type (in the cartoon, that is).

However, in her introduction, they stated that she was solely created to boost the morale of the other male Omnibots. Which is, ironically, the one reason why I was planning to buy her Medic variant... Up until the point they announced the "Arms Micron" version of Arcee. ;)

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