BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 8:50PM CDT

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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! (1374463)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:53pm CDT
:-(
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374468)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:58pm CDT
First character to speak in G1... rather crazy cool... I'm okay with this.
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374469)
Posted by Hypershock on April 28th, 2012 @ 8:59pm CDT
woot :D
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374473)
Posted by MagnusLabel on April 28th, 2012 @ 9:02pm CDT
Finally we have one who does not transform into beast...SUPER AWESOME!
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374476)
Posted by CBratetron on April 28th, 2012 @ 9:04pm CDT
I never realised how much Generations Wheeljack resembled G1 and I'm reminded why I can't justify the cost of collecting G1s.
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374477)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 28th, 2012 @ 9:06pm CDT
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:
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374489)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 28th, 2012 @ 9:18pm CDT
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.
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374524)
Posted by xyl360 on April 28th, 2012 @ 10:00pm CDT
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 :).
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374544)
Posted by all_the_primes on April 28th, 2012 @ 10:23pm CDT
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:
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374547)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 28th, 2012 @ 10:28pm CDT
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.
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374558)
Posted by crazyjeffy on April 28th, 2012 @ 10:42pm CDT
Yay my vote counted! :D

I for one, am happy. Wheeljack was my favorite G1 that wasn't voiced by Welker or Cullen.
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374560)
Posted by omega666 on April 28th, 2012 @ 10:51pm CDT
Good.
:APPLAUSE:
:DANCE:
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374589)
Posted by Noideaforaname on April 28th, 2012 @ 11:35pm CDT
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)
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374590)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 28th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
really out of all of those wheeljack wins? What the hell people
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374595)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 29th, 2012 @ 12:04am CDT
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.
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374632)
Posted by G1 Legacy on April 29th, 2012 @ 2:18am CDT
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!
:BOWDOWN:
This is one great fan community to be a part of!
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374675)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on April 29th, 2012 @ 4:36am CDT
SWEET!!
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374695)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on April 29th, 2012 @ 6:58am CDT
Wheeljack is a worthy winner!

Now Hasbro, how about a G1 reissue to celebrate?
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374743)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on April 29th, 2012 @ 9:14am CDT
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:


*I die*
Re: BotCon 2012 Hall Of Fame Winner Annouced! (1374763)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 29th, 2012 @ 9:51am CDT
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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