Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

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From the coverage of the Hasbro Brand Entertainment panel, which you can read again here, we have the details on the next fan-vote poll that will lead to not one but two, separately sold figures - each with their backstory and reason for inclusion together - for the new War for Cybertron toyline (that will follow the end of Power of the Primes and Prime Wars Trilogy).

The voting runs on official Transformers social media platforms Facebook and Instagram from Tuesday February 20th to Friday February 23rd, using the hashtags provided below.

  • Needlenose and Tracks - #NeedlenosevsTracks (brother vs brother)
  • Spinister and Wheeljack - #SpinistervsWheeljack (Saboteur vs Scientist)
  • Impactor and Mirage - #ImpactorvsMirage (Greater Good vs Greater Profit)

You vote for the pairing, but each of the winning figures will be available separately at retail. We will bring you more information as it becomes available!

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th

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Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939770)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2018 @ 2:25pm CST
Burn wrote:So the Hasbro panel revealed the details, but how exactly do we vote? Are they going to create discussions on Facebook/Twitter and we hashtag there or do we create our own posts on Facebook/Twitter and make our hashtag votes that way?


They'll probably be as comments to a Facebook/IG post! We'll know once the official details come out after the Fair, I expect.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939778)
Posted by Galactic Prime on February 17th, 2018 @ 2:52pm CST
Ugggghhh the Character choices stink

Here's hoping better characters are in the actual line.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939799)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on February 17th, 2018 @ 3:13pm CST
So it's either an obscure decepticon and an autobot who already has a good classics toy, another obscure decepticon and an autobot who already has a good classics toy, or Impactor and an autobot who already has a good classics toy. I wonder who will win. (Sarcasm)
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939829)
Posted by Emerje on February 17th, 2018 @ 3:56pm CST
Va'al wrote:
  • Needlenose and Tracks - #NeedlenosevsTracks (brother vs brother)
  • Spinister and Wheeljack - #SpinistervsWheeljack (Saboteur vs Scientist)
  • Impactor and Mirage - #ImpactorvsMirage (Greater Good vs Greater Profit)


Hasbro... :HEADHURTS:

Why would you make us choose between a brand new Needlenose and Spinister after giving us a decent Quake? How stupid can you be? We need BOTH of those guys!

I guess it doesn't matter, Impactor has this in the bag, which I guess means someone at Hasbro REALLY wants a new Mirage figure.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940014)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on February 17th, 2018 @ 9:52pm CST
Voting for Spinister vs. Wheeljack in hopes that I can get all of the ScAvengers in my collection :KREMZEEK:
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940066)
Posted by 1984forever on February 18th, 2018 @ 12:09am CST
“War for Cybertron, eh?” Okay, I’m calling it now- IDW is rebooting Transformers and they’re going back to war, yay! And I’m calling it as Autobots vs Decepticons, not Autobots and Decepticons vs someone else. Although I am hoping for a full line of Quintessons. I’m also guessing that Mirage will be a war profiteer a la Tony Stark.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940074)
Posted by Burn on February 18th, 2018 @ 1:41am CST
1984forever wrote:“War for Cybertron, eh?” Okay, I’m calling it now- IDW is rebooting Transformers and they’re going back to war, yay! And I’m calling it as Autobots vs Decepticons, not Autobots and Decepticons vs someone else. Although I am hoping for a full line of Quintessons. I’m also guessing that Mirage will be a war profiteer a la Tony Stark.

Wrong thread dude, totally the wrong thread.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940887)
Posted by Va'al on February 20th, 2018 @ 8:31am CST
As pre-announced over the weekend, the official Hasbro Transformers social media platforms have opened the voting for the 2018 Fan-vote Poll!

The voting runs on official Transformers social media platforms Facebook and Instagram from Tuesday February 20th to Friday February 23rd, using the hashtags provided below as a comment to the Facebook post. More info can be found on the official War for Cybertron page on Pulse.

  • Needlenose and Tracks - #NeedlenosevsTracks (brother vs brother)
  • Spinister and Wheeljack - #SpinistervsWheeljack (Saboteur vs Scientist)
  • Impactor and Mirage - #ImpactorvsMirage (Greater Good vs Greater Profit)

Check out the clip below, and choose your pairing!

War for Cybertron is an up-close, gritty, three-part look at the battle for the fate of Cybertron. These are beloved and familiar events from Transformers lore told through the eyes of the heroes and villains in a story of conflict and consequence, where in order to gain what you want, you must be willing to lose everything you have.

For the first time fans can vote on a pair of characters who will become part of the Generations lineup as Deluxe Class figures. Choose wisely…these rivals will have to share the same shelf…even though they may not like it!


Vote via hashtag for the rivalry you want to see as Deluxe Class figures. The vote ends Friday! To explore these War for Cybertron rivalries, click here: https://go.hasb.ro/2odhDPI




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CHOOSE YOUR RIVALS

SPINISTER vs. WHEELJACK
Saboteur vs. Scientist
It’s saboteur vs. scientist as Spinister and Wheeljack lock circuits in a battle of wits. Who will come out ahead as they play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse.


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NEEDLENOSE vs. TRACKS
Brother vs. Brother
Brother is pitted against brother as these two family members choose to fight on opposite sides of the war. When their loyalties are tested by the trails of combat, which bond will hold stronger: family or faction?


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IMPACTOR vs. MIRAGE
Mirage vs. the Mercenary
The Wreckers, led by Impactor, are a highly skilled team of mercenaries who are at their best when the odds of survival are at their worst. They're exactly the kind of soldiers the Autobots need on their side. Can Mirage persuade them to join the Autobot cause?



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Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940896)
Posted by ScottyP on February 20th, 2018 @ 8:55am CST
I've gotta go Needlenose vs Tracks. John Barber made it too good.

With that story in mind, at least they didn't go full heel with a Soundwave vs Horri-Bull option :lol:
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940898)
Posted by kurthy on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:00am CST
Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940899)
Posted by Mr.MicroMaster on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:01am CST
I went with Spinister Vs. Wheeljack, but I would rather have Spinister,Needlenose, and Impactor.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940901)
Posted by Va'al on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:09am CST
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


They've both had shady pasts in IDW at least, so they may be playing with the one being a darker or lighter shade of grey than the other! :-?
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940902)
Posted by Nexus Knight on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:16am CST
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


Well, Impactor is leader of a group that specializes in doing nasty jobs other teams don't want to do. He practically lives for war and often can sympathize with commom bots. Mirage is the direct opposite. Before the war, he was a rich socialite who eschewed from commoners. He detested the incivility of war and is against the violent actions his Autobot comrades have to take. He would prefer that the two factions just sit down and make peace. Its not hard to see how they'd be opposed to each other.

So, at first glance, these two seem random picks. And they might be, but I'd like to think someone at Hasbro did their homework. ;)^
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940903)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:17am CST
Va'al wrote:
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


They've both had shady pasts in IDW at least, so they may be playing with the one being a darker or lighter shade of grey than the other! :-?

I'd like to use the Lego Ninjago lore as an example. One character, Ronin, does do good but only if I benefits him while another, Wu, does so simply to help others. Two good guys that don't see eye to eye with one being motivated by profit and the other just plain goodness is a dynamic that cam work. Just depends on how it's presented that determines if it is done well or not.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940904)
Posted by Va'al on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:23am CST
Decepticon Stryker wrote:
Va'al wrote:
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


They've both had shady pasts in IDW at least, so they may be playing with the one being a darker or lighter shade of grey than the other! :-?

I'd like to use the Lego Ninjago lore as an example. One character, Ronin, does do good but only if I benefits him while another, Wu, does so simply to help others. Two good guys that don't see eye to eye with one being motivated by profit and the other just plain goodness is a dynamic that cam work. Just depends on how it's presented that determines if it is done well or not.


Yeah! But also:

Nexus Knight wrote:Well, Impactor is leader of a group that specializes in doing nasty jobs other teams don't want to do. He practically lives for war and often can sympathize with commom bots. Mirage is the direct opposite. Before the war, he was a rich socialite who eschewed from commoners. He detested the incivility of war and is against the violent actions his Autobot comrades have to take. He would prefer that the two factions just sit down and make peace. Its not hard to see how they'd be opposed to each other.

So, at first glance, these two seem random picks. And they might be, but I'd like to think someone at Hasbro did their homework. ;)^
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940906)
Posted by Budder Prime on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:34am CST
Va'al wrote:
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


They've both had shady pasts in IDW at least, so they may be playing with the one being a darker or lighter shade of grey than the other! :-?


Looking closely, there is definitely a decepticon symbol on Impactors shoulder, what on earth is Hasbro up to?
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940909)
Posted by ricemazter on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:46am CST
Budder Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


They've both had shady pasts in IDW at least, so they may be playing with the one being a darker or lighter shade of grey than the other! :-?


Looking closely, there is definitely a decepticon symbol on Impactors shoulder, what on earth is Hasbro up to?


Sins of the Wreckers ended with Impactor joining up with a Cybertronian insurgent group based on Earth that was dedicated to overthrowing the major players they saw as perpetuating inequality. This included Optimus Prime and most of Autobot high command.
I think.


Maybe that's what they're following up on, though those guys definitely weren't Decepticons.
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940911)
Posted by Va'al on February 20th, 2018 @ 9:54am CST
ricemazter wrote:
Budder Prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


They've both had shady pasts in IDW at least, so they may be playing with the one being a darker or lighter shade of grey than the other! :-?


Looking closely, there is definitely a decepticon symbol on Impactors shoulder, what on earth is Hasbro up to?


Sins of the Wreckers ended with Impactor joining up with a Cybertronian insurgent group based on Earth that was dedicated to overthrowing the major players they saw as perpetuating inequality. This included Optimus Prime and most of Autobot high command.
I think.


Maybe that's what they're following up on, though those guys definitely weren't Decepticons.


Is the actual Revolution a-comin'? https://twitter.com/NickRoche/status/964271896551481344



I doubt it, just throwing fuel on the speculation exhaust. Like so: Image
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940915)
Posted by william-james88 on February 20th, 2018 @ 10:19am CST
kurthy wrote:Does Hasbro now think that either mirage or impactor is a bad guy now?


No, they are very clear as to what is going on, they wrote the story all out in the blurbs found on this page: http://pulse.hasbro.com/news/war-cybert ... -vote-here

Mirage vs. the Mercenary
The Wreckers, led by Impactor, are a highly skilled team of mercenaries who are at their best when the odds of survival are at their worst. They're exactly the kind of soldiers the Autobots need on their side. Can Mirage persuade them to join the Autobot cause?
Re: Hasbro Transformers 2018 Fan Vote: War for Cybertron Pairings, Voting Opens February 20th #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1940920)
Posted by mordhelm on February 20th, 2018 @ 10:33am CST
Okay, I had a quick change of heart after my post in the WFC thread. I think we should do our best to make it tie, then they have to give us all 3! I know that's not true, but it's worth a shot.

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