Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame!

Transformers News: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 12:35PM CDT

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Hasbro wrote:Hello Transformers fans!

First, Hasbro would like to express its sincere thanks to the thousands of fans who voted across the web to help determine the finalists for 2011's Transformers Hall of Fame Fans' Choice inductee.

The finalist ballot is now live on Transformers.com and we encourage fans to visit and vote daily for which Transformers character they would most like to see inducted into the 2011 Transformers Hall of Fame class as this year's Fans' Choice honoree.

The five finalists are: Autobot Erector --- Grimlock --- Autobot Jazz --- Shockwave --- Waspinator

The 2011 Fans’ Choice finalist ballot was created with input from several Transformers collector-fan media outlets, which conducted independent polling of their readers to ensure the ballot represents the robots that most resonate with Transformers’ passionate fans. Fans may cast votes daily from April 13th through April 22nd. The winning robot will be revealed at the Transformers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at BotCon in Pasadena, CA, on Saturday, June 4.

Roll Out!


And so it begins ...

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Throw that voter apathy out the window, it's selection time. Us fans have a chance to vote for the fourth inductee to the 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame, as they will be joining Soundwave, Ratchet and Ironhide, as well as last years inductees of Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream and Dinobot! So who has a chance to make it in? Our five nominees for the last inductee spot are Grimlock, Shockwave, Autobot Erector, Waspinator and Autobot Jazz! Submit your vote here!!

"Me GRIMLOCK want little statue!"

GRIMLOCK fought his way through the gladiatorial pits underneath Kaon to become one of the greatest warriors on CYBERTRON. Having joined the AUTOBOTS early on during the Great War, GRIMLOCK has fought and survived through enough battles to have earned a top ranking position amongst the AUTOBOTS. GRIMLOCK rose to lead a group known for their shock and awe style of military tactics, these soldiers were known as the Lightning Strike Coalition Force. Captured by SHOCKWAVE they were eventually reformatted into the team known as the DINOBOTS. During a fierce battle, GRIMLOCK’s vocal processors were damage leading to his awkward and distinct way of speaking.

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"I am the only logical selection."

SHOCKWAVE has always based his actions on the most logical choices. Having joined MEGATRON during the early days of the Great War, SHOCKWAVE believed MEGATRON would quickly crush the High Council and bring about a new order to CYBERTRON. AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS everywhere fear SHOCKWAVE for his unethical experimentations. SHOCKWAVE believes that through his work, he will discover a better form of existence for CYBERTRONIANS everywhere and sacrifices must be made to accomplish this. To further his goal of reformatting the species, SHOCKWAVE stayed behind to lead the DECEPTICON forces on CYBERTRON during the Great Exodus. On the surface, SHOCKWAVE is unquestionably loyal to MEGATRON, however this only masks his true intentions of ruling all over all sentient beings in the universe.

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"Wait, what is this? Why am I here?"

Once a member of the evil CONSTRUCTICONS, AUTOBOT ERECTOR was scrapped from the team in favor of the DECEPTICON HOOK, because he wasn’t green. Dejected, AUTOBOT ERECTOR had no choice but to join the AUTOBOTS and did so at the battle of Tyger Pax. There he saved the day by distracting enemy fire with his body allowing for OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS to escape the battlefield. AUTOBOT ERECTOR is a true creative genius and now hailed as the top construction engineer for the AUTOBOTS, having designed such marvels as the Armada Laserbeak Surveillance System and the Real Gear Quick Action Weaponry. AUTOBOT ERECTOR is favored by many AUTOBOTS for representing a lost generation of TRANSFORMERS who prove you don’t need to famous to loved by all.

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"WASPINATOR suffered for your enjoyment."

"WASPINATOR is one of the most durable TRANSFORMERS of all time. Despite getting blown up all the time, WASPINATOR was able to endure this constant torment and pull himself together long enough to make it to the restoration chambers. Part of the original PREDACON crew which stole the Golden Disc from the Hall of Records, WASPINATOR was marooned on prehistoric Earth where he battled in the BEAST WARS. Before reformatting into a beast, WASPINATOR was known by the designation of WASP.

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"Vote for me or you’ll be sorry. I’m a bad cat who likes to party."

AUTOBOT JAZZ embodies the essence of what it means to be an AUTOBOT. Loyal, brave and cunning, have allowed AUTOBOT JAZZ to rise to become one of OPTIMUS PRIME's top lieutenants in the war against the DECEPTICONS. Having joined OPTIMUS PRIME on the Ark during the Great Exodus from CYBERTRON, AUTOBOT JAZZ’s upbeat attitude has always been a source of inspiration to his fellow AUTOBOTS. An admirer of Earth culture, AUTOBOT JAZZ effortlessly incorporates the popular local vernacular into his dialect. AUTOBOT JAZZ has even built his obsession with music into his weapons systems with his deployable speaker blasters capable of firing up to one hundred sonic booms per second.

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Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208644)
Posted by mattyc1007 on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:37pm CDT
Erector...nuff said
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208647)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:41pm CDT
Voted for Waspinator.

Seems like Jazz, Grimlock, and Shockwave all got new bios and mottos from those they had last year. And Erector's bio is crowded with forced fanwank ("Armada Laserbeak Surveillance System." I mean, really?) :roll: :BANG_HEAD:

And Waspinator's bio seems to incorporate the "Wasp" name of his Animated self. Either BW Waspinator was known as "Wasp" during TotGD and DoFP, or it's nothing but another way to force in an element from the other Waspy.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208651)
Posted by Gripen1974 on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:45pm CDT
Now do we need a classic/generation version of Erector, heck even a repaint of cybertron Mudflap or a Generation Grapple would be cool:P
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208653)
Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:48pm CDT
Thanks for getting this posted so quickly, Blurrz. Fast as always! And very detailed with the extra images and all. :D
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208656)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:48pm CDT
Gripen1974 wrote:Now do we need a classic/generation version of Erector, heck even a repaint of cybertron Mudflap or a Generation Grapple would be cool:P
Like this?

Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208660)
Posted by Princess_Arcee on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:53pm CDT
Shockwave all the way.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208661)
Posted by Waverider01 on April 13th, 2011 @ 12:54pm CDT
Erector +1 from me....
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208671)
Posted by mbd88prime on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:01pm CDT
JAZZ hands down!
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208675)
Posted by Anonymous. on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:09pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Thanks for getting this posted so quickly, Blurrz. Fast as always! And very detailed with the extra images and all. :D

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I'll make it in one day!



I voted Jazz, he's just too cool! If I had the funds I'd start a third party.. and make WFC Cybertronian Jazz! [/color]
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208676)
Posted by UltraPrimal on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:12pm CDT
Erector?! WHAT?!

Nonetheless, my vote still lies with my Beast Wars homeboy Waspinator.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208680)
Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:17pm CDT
Gripen1974 wrote:Now do we need a classic/generation version of Erector, heck even a repaint of cybertron Mudflap or a Generation Grapple would be cool:P


You mean like so?

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It's interesting that Erector's bio basically retcons the Mudflap repaint as his Decepticon self. That's nice that someone recognized this.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208681)
Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Gripen1974 wrote:Now do we need a classic/generation version of Erector, heck even a repaint of cybertron Mudflap or a Generation Grapple would be cool:P
Like this?



Ugh! You beat me to it. :D
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208682)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:21pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Gripen1974 wrote:Now do we need a classic/generation version of Erector, heck even a repaint of cybertron Mudflap or a Generation Grapple would be cool:P


You mean like so?

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It's interesting that Erector's bio basically retcons the Mudflap repaint as his Decepticon self. That's nice that someone recognized this.


So wait, are they trying to imply that this is a Classics Erector?

At any rate, WHERE'S MY CLASSICS SHOCKWAVE?!!
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208684)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:28pm CDT
wow Erector? never thought we'd see him in this. Even though Erector was one of ny favorite toys as a kid and i do love Waspinator and anything Beast Wars but i have to vote for Grimlock, ever since i was a kid hes been a favorite character of mine and come on "Me Grimlock awesome". Vote for Grimlock, or he'll stomp on your house then not know why he did it.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208687)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:41pm CDT
Waspinator has my vote. The guy suffered for our enjoyment, he deserves.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208692)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 13th, 2011 @ 1:50pm CDT
As much as I love Jazz and Grimlock, the two greatest examples of attitude in the TF universe if ever there were any, I had to go with Erector. I can't help but root for the underdog and being someone who is in the building industry I tend to gravitate towards characters that relate to construction.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208695)
Posted by Seibertron on April 13th, 2011 @ 2:02pm CDT
Apparently we can vote more than once.

Transformers.com wrote:Sorry, you have already voted today.

Come back tomorrow to cast another vote for the 2011 TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame Fans' Choice robot inductee. The winning robot will be revealed at the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony at BotCon 2011 in Pasadena, CA, on Saturday, June 4. If you can't attend BotCon this year, come back to transformers.com for full coverage of the Hall of Fame event.
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208696)
Posted by SJ21 on April 13th, 2011 @ 2:11pm CDT
Jazz
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208697)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 13th, 2011 @ 2:12pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Apparently we can vote more than once.

Transformers.com wrote:Sorry, you have already voted today.

Come back tomorrow to cast another vote for the 2011 TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame Fans' Choice robot inductee. The winning robot will be revealed at the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony at BotCon 2011 in Pasadena, CA, on Saturday, June 4. If you can't attend BotCon this year, come back to transformers.com for full coverage of the Hall of Fame event.
Yep. Just like last year. ;)
Re: Vote Now! Grimlock, Shockwave, Erector, Waspinator and Jazz up for 2011 Transformers Hall Of Fame! (1208698)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on April 13th, 2011 @ 2:13pm CDT
[quote]"Wait, what is this? Why am I here?"

Once a member of the evil CONSTRUCTICONS, AUTOBOT ERECTOR was scrapped from the team in favor of the DECEPTICON HOOK, because he wasn’t green. Dejected, AUTOBOT ERECTOR had no choice but to join the AUTOBOTS and did so at the battle of Tyger Pax. There he saved the day by distracting enemy fire with his body allowing for OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS to escape the battlefield. AUTOBOT ERECTOR is a true creative genius and now hailed as the top construction engineer for the AUTOBOTS, having designed such marvels as the Armada Laserbeak Surveillance System and the Real Gear Quick Action Weaponry. AUTOBOT ERECTOR is favored by many AUTOBOTS for representing a lost generation of TRANSFORMERS who prove you don’t need to famous to loved by all.[/quote]

That is hilarious. I'm glad to see that Hasbro can take a joke, and make it even better and be fine with it.

Still, my money is for Waspinator I think. I think you are wasting your votes on Grimlock and Shockwave because they'd of eventually been in the Hall of Fame anyways. It's just a matter of time. Waspinator on the other hand deserves it, but Hasbro'd never do it on their own.

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