Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED

Transformers News: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 1:32PM CDT

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We have an update on the 2016 edition of the Hasbro Transformers Hall of Fame, and the actual voting has literally just opened over on the official Transformers Facebook page. These include the Fans' Choice nominees as sourced from various sites, and feature the following:

FAVORITE TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character)

  • Optimus Primal
  • Galvatron
  • Omega Supreme

FAVORITE UNDERRATED TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character)

  • Beast Wars Inferno
  • Predacon Tarantulas
  • Autobot Cosmos

BEST TRANSFORMERS-RELATED MUSICAL ACT (Real-life Humans)

  • Steve Jablonsky
  • Weird Al
  • Lion

The results will be announced and the winners entered into the Hall of Fame at BotCon 2016, taking place next weekend 7-10 April in Louisville, KY. Keep an optic tuned to Seibertron.com for full event coverage, as usual, too!

Transformers News: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open


UPDATE: Hasbro confirms that Inferno is indeed our favourite fire ant - FOR THE ROYALTY!
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Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776275)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on March 29th, 2016 @ 1:48pm CDT
Likely a stupid question, but which version of Inferno are they using?
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776293)
Posted by kurthy on March 29th, 2016 @ 2:27pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Likely a stupid question, but which version of Inferno are they using?


I'm pretty sure it was BW Inferno, but I'm not guaranteed.

Considering there's an Autobot Inferno, Mini-con Inferno, Movie Inferno and BW Inferno, it's not exactly straight-forward when they just trot out the name Inferno.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776295)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 29th, 2016 @ 2:33pm CDT
so im going to go out on a limb here and guess that you need a facebook account to vote
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776298)
Posted by o.supreme on March 29th, 2016 @ 2:37pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:so im going to go out on a limb here and guess that you need a facebook account to vote


looks that way, unfortunately. My favorite TF is up for nomination, but even that isn't enough incentive for me to join.

Also..Which Predaking won last year? (G1 or Prime BH?) ....with so many Transformers having the same name, they should really make it more clear.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on March 29th, 2016 @ 2:51pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Likely a stupid question, but which version of Inferno are they using?

It's just got to be "BURN for the ROYALTY!" Inferno, I can't see "that fire truck but not Optimus or the Combiner fire trucks" Inferno having that big of a fan base. But I just know it'll be represented by the most random version imaginable regardless.

Maddening that Tarantulas and Cosmos have the signifiers but the one shared name doesn't.



Calling it: Inferno is going to win because everyone's going to ask "which #Inferno?", while his opponents will all forget to add the faction along with the name. :lol:
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776314)
Posted by Seibertron on March 29th, 2016 @ 3:23pm CDT
:PREDACON: Hasbro's PR clarified via email that it is Beast Wars Predacon Inferno. :PREDACON:
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776318)
Posted by Munkky on March 29th, 2016 @ 3:37pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:so im going to go out on a limb here and guess that you need a facebook account to vote


looks that way, unfortunately. My favorite TF is up for nomination, but even that isn't enough incentive for me to join.

Also..Which Predaking won last year? (G1 or Prime BH?) ....with so many Transformers having the same name, they should really make it more clear.


It was G1, because the vote was for best Combiner (he was up against Devastator and Bruticus) and they were pushing Combiner Wars at the time. Hasbro cleared it up in the little announcement video they did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqaGBO8XMOY (skip to 2:10 for the Combiner bit)

Anyway, I voted for Optimus Primal, Tarantulas and Steve Jablonsky, though I think Galvatron will win the main poll and Weird Al will win the music poll (I would argue that Jablosnky has contributed a Hell of a lot more to the Transformers franchise than the other two have). I think the underrated poll could go either way, which of course is great.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776364)
Posted by Emerje on March 29th, 2016 @ 6:01pm CDT
As far as I'm concerned Tarantulas and Cosmos are pretty well rated seeing as how both have had multiple figures over the years. BW Inferno on the other hand has had just one real figure (the BotCon custom class figure barely counts) and is in desperate need of a new one or at least a reissue with better material (his joints didn't hold up too well). He did get a short-released Robot Heroes figure so someone at Hasbro is a fan.

Also going with Optimus Primal and Weird Al.

Emerje
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776368)
Posted by Zeedust on March 29th, 2016 @ 6:19pm CDT
Now I need to try to straighten out the bullshit from someone getting into my account... Not that it's worth bothering, since as much as I want Primal to win, I can't imagine it'll happen.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776370)
Posted by ScottyP on March 29th, 2016 @ 6:20pm CDT
I don't have the energy to figure out how they came up with these choices, but man, for the robots only our site's third place finishers showed up in the final listing :/

Put another way: Rung was robbed [-(
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776376)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 29th, 2016 @ 7:05pm CDT
Wow, nominate a band that didn't even make it out of the 80's. What are they thinking, besides a throwaway nomination, that Lion will reunite for some toy convention? I'd be in shock if Doug Aldrich can/will show up.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776378)
Posted by RevTibe on March 29th, 2016 @ 7:24pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Wow, nominate a band that didn't even make it out of the 80's. What are they thinking, besides a throwaway nomination, that Lion will reunite for some toy convention? I'd be in shock if Doug Aldrich can/will show up.
Clearly enough voters felt Lion's contribution was significant enough to merit nominating them. Just because they've disbanded doesn't mean people won't want to celebrate their place in Transformers history.

(If Chris Latta wound up being nominated as a voice actor, would you ask "What's the point, he's dead!"? Same logic.)
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776406)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 29th, 2016 @ 9:37pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:UPDATE: Hasbro confirms that Inferno is indeed our favourite fire ant - FOR THE ROYALTY!


My reaction after seeing this update.

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Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776410)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 29th, 2016 @ 10:07pm CDT
Come on, Optimus Primal, this is your year! You're Cybertron's Greatest Hero. You earned that title, going from humble beginnings to well deserved greatness. This, the 20th anniversary of your debut, is your time to shine.

Everyone, vote for the Big Bot. Vote for the Boss Monkey. Vote for the heroic leader who has long since deserved his place in the Hall of Fame. The one who saved the entire planet Earth from destruction by annihilating the Vok's planet buster with a transwarp explosion, himself dying in the process. The one who saved time, space, and history itself by keeping the spark of G1 Optimus Prime alive within his (Primal's) own body. The one who infiltrated the Nemesis in a desperate do-or-die attempt to save everything that ever was and was to come. The one who carried out the will of the Oracle to bring balance to a forsaken Cybertron. The one who sacrificed his own life to finally kill Megatron and save all of Cybertron, the Allspark, and every Cybertronian spark present, past, and future. The one whom Primus himself handpicked to lead the Children of Primus against the Minions of Unicron in the Universe War. The one who joined the power of his own Energon Matrix with that of Lio Convoy to destroy the nigh-invincible Predacon WMD Majin Zarak, saving the planet Gaia in the process. The one who proved himself worth of becoming a Protector for the Alternity, combating many threats including Megatron, Cryotek, Primacron, Binaltech Black Convoy, and even Beast of Time itself, the Hytherion.

And, the one who, in spite of all of those and many more remarkable accomplishments, would never, ever, even remotely consider himself to be better, greater, or more worthy of such honor than any of his comrades, for his humility knows no bounds.

He is Optimus Primal. He is Convoy. He is Burning Convoy. He is Powered Convoy. He is Beast Convoy. He is... a hero of legends, a true warrior, a long overdue candidate for the Transformers Hall of Fame. ;)^
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776415)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 29th, 2016 @ 11:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Come on, Optimus Primal, this is your year! You're Cybertron's Greatest Hero. You earned that title, going from humble beginnings to well deserved greatness. This, the 20th anniversary of your debut, is your time to shine.

Everyone, vote for the Big Bot. Vote for the Boss Monkey. Vote for the heroic leader who has long since deserved his place in the Hall of Fame. The one who saved the entire planet Earth from destruction by annihilating the Vok's planet buster with a transwarp explosion, himself dying in the process. The one who saved time, space, and history itself by keeping the spark of G1 Optimus Prime alive within his (Primal's) own body. The one who infiltrated the Nemesis in a desperate do-or-die attempt to save everything that ever was and was to come. The one who carried out the will of the Oracle to bring balance to a forsaken Cybertron. The one who sacrificed his own life to finally kill Megatron and save all of Cybertron, the Allspark, and every Cybertronian spark present, past, and future. The one whom Primus himself handpicked to lead the Children of Primus against the Minions of Unicron in the Universe War. The one who joined the power of his own Energon Matrix with that of Lio Convoy to destroy the nigh-invincible Predacon WMD Majin Zarak, saving the planet Gaia in the process. The one who proved himself worth of becoming a Protector for the Alternity, combating many threats including Megatron, Cryotek, Primacron, Binaltech Black Convoy, and even Beast of Time itself, the Hytherion.

And, the one who, in spite of all of those and many more remarkable accomplishments, would never, ever, even remotely consider himself to be better, greater, or more worthy of such honor than any of his comrades, for his humility knows no bounds.

He is Optimus Primal. He is Convoy. He is Burning Convoy. He is Powered Convoy. He is Beast Convoy. He is... a hero of legends, a true warrior, a long overdo candidate for the Transformers Hall of Fame. ;)^



I voted for Omega Supreme.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776417)
Posted by Seibertron on March 30th, 2016 @ 12:26am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Come on, Optimus Primal, this is your year! You're Cybertron's Greatest Hero. You earned that title, going from humble beginnings to well deserved greatness. This, the 20th anniversary of your debut, is your time to shine.

Everyone, vote for the Big Bot. Vote for the Boss Monkey. Vote for the heroic leader who has long since deserved his place in the Hall of Fame. The one who saved the entire planet Earth from destruction by annihilating the Vok's planet buster with a transwarp explosion, himself dying in the process. The one who saved time, space, and history itself by keeping the spark of G1 Optimus Prime alive within his (Primal's) own body. The one who infiltrated the Nemesis in a desperate do-or-die attempt to save everything that ever was and was to come. The one who carried out the will of the Oracle to bring balance to a forsaken Cybertron. The one who sacrificed his own life to finally kill Megatron and save all of Cybertron, the Allspark, and every Cybertronian spark present, past, and future. The one whom Primus himself handpicked to lead the Children of Primus against the Minions of Unicron in the Universe War. The one who joined the power of his own Energon Matrix with that of Lio Convoy to destroy the nigh-invincible Predacon WMD Majin Zarak, saving the planet Gaia in the process. The one who proved himself worth of becoming a Protector for the Alternity, combating many threats including Megatron, Cryotek, Primacron, Binaltech Black Convoy, and even Beast of Time itself, the Hytherion.

And, the one who, in spite of all of those and many more remarkable accomplishments, would never, ever, even remotely consider himself to be better, greater, or more worthy of such honor than any of his comrades, for his humility knows no bounds.

He is Optimus Primal. He is Convoy. He is Burning Convoy. He is Powered Convoy. He is Beast Convoy. He is... a hero of legends, a true warrior, a long overdo candidate for the Transformers Hall of Fame. ;)^



I voted for Omega Supreme.


Same here. The choices seem rigged. If Optimus Primal wins, they announce something for the Beast Wars anniversary or that we're getting the Masterpiece toy because "the fans voted for Optimus Primal". If Omega Supreme wins, they announce that they're doing an Omega Supreme toy because "the fans voted for Omega Supreme". And we're already getting Galvatron.

I feel like the HOF, at least in recent years, isn't really left to the fans to vote and also think that the "fan choice" is rigged or presented in such a way that it limits the actual options to something that they're already working on.

If you work at Hasbro, and this isn't true, please accept my apologies. I used to work for a major radio broadcasting company here in the midwest and saw "winning callers" rigged all the time to match the demographic of the radio station. If the 100th caller was a 65 year old man on a hip young station, guess who was no longer the 100th caller any more and now the 21 year old female college student (who was the 101st caller) is now the winning "100th caller".

All shall be revealed in 10 days or so at Botcon!
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776419)
Posted by RevTibe on March 30th, 2016 @ 12:38am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Same here. The choices seem rigged. If Optimus Primal wins, they announce something for the Beast Wars anniversary or that we're getting the Masterpiece toy because "the fans voted for Optimus Primal". If Omega Supreme wins, they announce that they're doing an Omega Supreme toy because "the fans voted for Omega Supreme". And we're already getting Galvatron.
I'm not sure there - the choices seems congruent with past years, voting/chatter on the most of the fansites etc. Primal's been a runner-up in the '14 and '15 line-up, while Galvatron was in the running in '15. I don't think we've seen Omega Supreme as a finalist before, but some variation's normal, and the giant cool megarobot who's a rocket and a train and had some episodes focusing on him probably has great stock in the nostalgia market.

We've always seen a lot of interest in Beast Wars in the Hall of Fame votes - 3 out of the first 4 fan's choice Hall of Famers were Beast Wars guys, so it doesn't seem unusual that another beloved Beast Wars character's in the running. The only role I see the anniversary playing is increased Beast Wars fan interest in Primal winning.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776833)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on March 31st, 2016 @ 8:48pm CDT
RevTibe wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Wow, nominate a band that didn't even make it out of the 80's. What are they thinking, besides a throwaway nomination, that Lion will reunite for some toy convention? I'd be in shock if Doug Aldrich can/will show up.
Clearly enough voters felt Lion's contribution was significant enough to merit nominating them. Just because they've disbanded doesn't mean people won't want to celebrate their place in Transformers history.

(If Chris Latta wound up being nominated as a voice actor, would you ask "What's the point, he's dead!"? Same logic.)


I'd love to see Lion win and maybe one or two of them show up. My issue is they're clearly a filler and either Jablonsky or Weird Al is going to win.
Re: Hasbro's 2016 Transformers Hall of Fame Voting Now Open - UPDATED (1776837)
Posted by ScottyP on March 31st, 2016 @ 9:13pm CDT
Unpopular opinion time: I think Beast Wars is already over-represented in the Hall of Fame. I can see adding Primal, but if both Primal and Inferno go in idk, that's just too much. I know the characters were great but there's thirty years of characters to work with, gotta mix it up some!
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Posted by Ironhidensh on April 1st, 2016 @ 7:08am CDT
ScottyP wrote:I don't have the energy to figure out how they came up with these choices, but man, for the robots only our site's third place finishers showed up in the final listing :/

Put another way: Rung was robbed [-(

Indeed. However, the mighty Rung will have his revenge in the end.

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