Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame"

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Friday, March 26th, 2010 1:01pm CDT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HASBRO “ROLLS OUT” TRANSFORMERS HALL OF FAME
TRANSFORMERS Fans Will Participate in Selecting One Robot for the Class of 2010

Pawtucket, R.I. (March 26, 2010) — After more than 25 years of “MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE” action, Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is announcing the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame that will honor both “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE” and those influential in creating and building this iconic entertainment brand.

Heroic AUTOBOTS OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE, as well as evil DECEPTICONS MEGATRON and STARSCREAM, will be the first robots honored with admission as chosen by Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame internal panel of judges. TRANSFORMERS fans around the world will determine a fifth robot to join the inaugural class via voting on the Transformers.com website starting on Monday, May 10, 2010. The winning robot will be revealed Saturday night, June 26, 2010 in Orlando, FL at the annual TRANSFORMERS convention known as “BotCon” when the entire Class of 2010 will be officially inducted.

“The TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame celebrates a global entertainment property that has sparked the imagination of millions of kids over the past 26 years and remains one of the world’s most iconic brands,” said Greg Lombardo, senior director of marketing for TRANSFORMERS. “Starting in 2010, Hasbro will annually honor fans’ most-loved characters from the world of CYBERTRON as well as those individuals who have helped shape a brand that has spawned an army of popular action figures, multiple animated series and two blockbuster live action movies that set worldwide box office records.”

First introduced in 1984 by Hasbro and Takara as a toy line, the TRANSFORMERS brand
has provided kids with hours of MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE fun with their action figures that convert from robot to vehicles and back again. Legions of boys around the world grew up creating fantastic adventures and battles set on both the planet CYBERTRON and Earth that featured the “good-guy” AUTOBOTS and the “bad-guy” DECEPTICONS. Since then, more than 7500 robots have been introduced and are now eligible to earn a slot in the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame’s inaugural class.

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About HASBRO
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com <http://www.hasbro.com/> . © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Credit(s): Hasbro


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Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058378)
Posted by --B-- on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:16pm CDT
As much as I hate to admit it, it will probably be Grimlock.

That said, I would vote for Unicron!
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058380)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CDT
Here are some templates that you guys can use to let the world know about your favorite Transformers character. Please feel free to use the images from the Toy gallery section.

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Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058382)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:24pm CDT
Hasbro wrote:Since then, more than 7500 robots have been introduced and are now eligible to earn a slot in the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame’s inaugural class


7,500 seems extremely high.
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058386)
Posted by Neurie on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:40pm CDT
Why am I tempted to start a facebook group to get wheelie nominated as the fifth? :-)
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058392)
Posted by DTR69 on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:58pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Here are some templates that you guys can use to let the world know about your favorite Transformers character. Please feel free to use the images from the Toy gallery section.

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Take that glow off and if anything, give it a black stroke to run in with the black panel behind, almost as if it was a thick comic outline. But the glow and the font is cheesy. In fact the botcon font looks so dated whereas the Transformers some how has survived the test of time. The typeface for botcon is one of those fonts that is tring to hard. Sorry just saw those 2 fonts and that glow and I couldn't help myself.
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058393)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2010 @ 1:59pm CDT
Gotta have some Seibertron.com themed ones for those of you who want to support Seibertron.com. :D

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Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058394)
Posted by Malicron on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:01pm CDT
Neurie wrote:Why am I tempted to start a facebook group to get wheelie nominated as the fifth? :-)

Because you're evil incarnate? :P
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058400)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:13pm CDT
I want to nominate Soundwave. I think Optimus or Bumblebee are too obvious. Gotta go with my favorite of Soundwave.
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058402)
Posted by Hard Hacker on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:16pm CDT
Fools.


Octopunch should be in first. He shot a god IN THE FACE.
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058405)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:28pm CDT
I would think Soundwave is the next most well known character.

How about Ravage? He's such a good little kitty. :grin:
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058406)
Posted by Seibertron on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:31pm CDT
I guess I misunderstood this. We're just picking the 5th character to be able to be voted on. So in that case, let's nominate Soundwave!!!
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058409)
Posted by Windsweeper on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:47pm CDT
G1 Ironhide
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058413)
Posted by Name_Violation on March 26th, 2010 @ 3:04pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:I would think Soundwave is the next most well known character.

How about Ravage? He's such a good little kitty. :grin:

WIN!!

QFT!!!
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058415)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 26th, 2010 @ 3:09pm CDT
Hmm, interesting. I'm guessing Prime and Megatron are in the 'first class'. Bumblebee, too?
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058426)
Posted by Kryptikore on March 26th, 2010 @ 3:43pm CDT
Soundwave was the first thing to pop up in my head! Jazz came up second!
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058427)
Posted by Cheetron on March 26th, 2010 @ 3:47pm CDT
Knowing Hasbro, I'm betting the fifth choice will be 'Bombshock with Combaticons'. I'd love to see someone like Ultra Magnus, Rodimus or even Hound, my favorite when I was 5. But I really am betting that this is some kind of marketing ploy so of course they'll fave the movie favorites, plus the new guys that they have coming out.
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058430)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 26th, 2010 @ 3:48pm CDT
Rotorstorm

"WREAKERS COMBINE!"
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058444)
Posted by mechabooks on March 26th, 2010 @ 4:18pm CDT
I'd vote for either Grimlock or Soundwave.
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058445)
Posted by dragons on March 26th, 2010 @ 4:19pm CDT
soundwave or devastator
Re: Hasbro announces "Transformers Hall of Fame" (1058446)
Posted by Crystal Rodimus on March 26th, 2010 @ 4:21pm CDT
My vote would go to Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime.

It'll probably be Grimlock or Soundwave though.

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