#HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony

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Sunday, September 10th, 2017 3:38AM CDT

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We've shown you the plaques and trophies for the Transformers Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Susan Blu and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (see it here!) which took place at Hascon 2017 last night during the VIP dinner panel with Frank Welker and Peter Cullen - but why not pretend you were there in person, by taking a look at a video recording of the whole thing? Check it out below!

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Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909859)
Posted by Rated X on September 10th, 2017 @ 10:01am CDT
Yo Ryan,

Its your old pal X riding out hurricane Irma and boy is she wet lol! Since im trapped inside and can use some entertainment, maybe you can offer us some tibits about non Transformers stuff at Hascon for s**t and giggles...

Did Dude perfect splash the crowd with supersoakers?

Did chewbacca mom eat 10 hot dogs during her pannel?

Did you hear the crickets chirping at the duengons and dragons display?

And what horrifying things did fans engage in at the MLP extravaganza?

Post some videos, share some stories, make us laugh ! Enquiring minds want to know...
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909865)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 10th, 2017 @ 10:17am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I find it a little sad that the first question asked at the panel's Q&A was about the Brave Series.

Yeah, that's pretty poor. I hope there was an audible sound of all the eyes rolling.

DMSL wrote:The Dinobots look good, but Deluxe class is too small for these, they should all be at least Voyager class.

Especially since the Predacons are said to be all voyagers.

Congratulations to Susan Blu indeed. Doesn't she do a lot of directing of voice actors on the more recent shows?

There's far too much positivity about these figures. Allow me to counter.

I know this is the only way we'll ever get The Thirteen from Hasbro, but I'm still disappointed they're only Titan Masters. I'm hoping a third party will have a shot at them, maybe incorporate a compartment for the official figures to keep to gimmick alive.

Optimus Prime's vehicle mode isn't great, but I like the figure overall, just not sure I have a desire for it.

As for the Dinobots; oh, dear. I get that the clear plastic armour is a homage to G1, but using it on Snarl and Sludge's back legs is poor. Perhaps Sludge references his fate in FoC, having lost his legs and so now he has ghost legs. Swoop's alright, but the rest look a little cheap. The combined mode doesn't excite me either. The proportions are giving me flashbacks to FoC Bruticus. That's not only killed it for me, but inspired me to get a third party Dino-combiner.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909867)
Posted by Rated X on September 10th, 2017 @ 10:27am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Rated X I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say hope you're ok. I did something horrible folks, something you'll probably see the results of by the end of the week.


Thanks Chuck. So far so good here. Just trying to maintain. A little minor fence damage so far. Cant wait to see what you did...lol
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909870)
Posted by Rated X on September 10th, 2017 @ 10:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Rated X I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say hope you're ok. I did something horrible folks, something you'll probably see the results of by the end of the week.
So, you are the one responsible for sending Irma my way.

J/K

She didnt like me...

But seriously I hope you and everybody makes it through safe with no major damage.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909871)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2017 @ 10:53am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Rated X I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say hope you're ok. I did something horrible folks, something you'll probably see the results of by the end of the week.
So, you are the one responsible for sending Irma my way.

J/K

She didnt like me...

But seriously I hope you and everybody makes it through safe with no major damage.
Thanks. We're prepared and just trying to wait it out at this point.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909887)
Posted by Munkky on September 10th, 2017 @ 12:19pm CDT
So at the Prime Wars trilogy panel Hasbro showed some early concept art for Leader Prima and Megatronus, both of which look like they're made from the Titan Return Overlord mould:

Here's a link to every picture shown: http://tformers.com/update-leader-prima ... /news.html

But it was said at the panel that neither figure will be happening at any point, because they were deemed "too obscure to release in the toyline by Hasbro".


......."Too obscure"..............


Even though Megatronus was a major villain in Robots in Disguise recently. And he was in one of the Michael Bay films (albeit under his old name). And the Generations toyline recently featured the incredibly obscure Lione and Shuffler. And Power of the Primes is a toyline centered around Primes.... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909890)
Posted by Va'al on September 10th, 2017 @ 12:23pm CDT
Just so people are aware, we do have our own imagery of the same panel, just coming later.

Video recordings need uploading and rendering, and screencaps need to be made. :)
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909893)
Posted by Kurona on September 10th, 2017 @ 12:32pm CDT
Munkky wrote:
But it was said at the panel that neither figure will be happening at any point, because they were deemed "too obscure to release in the toyline by Hasbro".


......."Too obscure"..............


Even though Megatronus was a major villain in Robots in Disguise recently. And he was in one of the Michael Bay films (albeit under his old name). And the Generations toyline recently featured the incredibly obscure Lione and Shuffler. And Power of the Primes is a toyline centered around Primes.... :BANG_HEAD:

And let's not forget that the mold shown here was itself originally used for friggin' Sky Shadow
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909894)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2017 @ 12:34pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Munkky wrote:
But it was said at the panel that neither figure will be happening at any point, because they were deemed "too obscure to release in the toyline by Hasbro".


......."Too obscure"..............


Even though Megatronus was a major villain in Robots in Disguise recently. And he was in one of the Michael Bay films (albeit under his old name). And the Generations toyline recently featured the incredibly obscure Lione and Shuffler. And Power of the Primes is a toyline centered around Primes.... :BANG_HEAD:

And let's not forget that the mold shown here was itself originally used for friggin' Sky Shadow
Not to mention the recent releases of Sawback/Lione, Shuffler, and an Optimus Prime colored like Star Convoy.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909896)
Posted by Kurona on September 10th, 2017 @ 12:47pm CDT
Ah, but see; those I could actually understand. Whether it's an obscure version of Optimus Prime or not; it's still an Optimus Prime toy and easily recognisable as him, so instant seller. Lione and Shuffler are incredibly obscure, no doubt about that; but they're small pocket money toys so you don't exactly need a lot of star power behind them.

But as the price point increases, you need more justification to buy the product. And one of the best ways is to attach a popular name like Megatron, Starscream or Soundwave to it. So that's why I could understand this applying to a Leader and not a Legends or Titan Master... except, again, friggin' Sky Shadow
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909922)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on September 10th, 2017 @ 2:27pm CDT
Va'al wrote:You saw the coverage of the Transformers brand panel at Hascon, now you can check in for yourselves with more artwork, more comments, more points raised by the speakers and audience in the recording of the whole thing on on the Seibertron.com YouTube channel! Check out the clip embedded below, featuring Dinobots (including Slash and the combined Volcanicus), Allspark Tech, a new Optimus Prime and insight from both Takara and Hasbro designers.



seeing as :TAKARATOMY: were there, I'm surprised that no one asked them why their Trypticon is no different to the :HASBRO: version
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909960)
Posted by shajaki on September 10th, 2017 @ 3:54pm CDT
Big juicy gallery of Hascon Arcee ;)

Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909978)
Posted by Qwan on September 10th, 2017 @ 5:41pm CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Va'al wrote:You saw the coverage of the Transformers brand panel at Hascon, now you can check in for yourselves with more artwork, more comments, more points raised by the speakers and audience in the recording of the whole thing on on the Seibertron.com YouTube channel! Check out the clip embedded below, featuring Dinobots (including Slash and the combined Volcanicus), Allspark Tech, a new Optimus Prime and insight from both Takara and Hasbro designers.



seeing as :TAKARATOMY: were there, I'm surprised that no one asked them why their Trypticon is no different to the :HASBRO: version

I know I'm not Takara, but if I had to guess, it's probably because it didn't need to be. I agree that it seems like a bad business-move to release the exact same thing at a higher price, but what could we possibly (reasonably) have asked for that Hasbro didn't already do? In this particular instance, I think it's more a case of Hasbro being really incredibly on the ball rather than Takara falling off of it.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909982)
Posted by Kurona on September 10th, 2017 @ 6:03pm CDT
People were trying to use the glossy wall's reflection to sneak a peak at the back of Starscream's box, so Hasbro later put a sheet of paper behind the box to stop that.

Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909994)
Posted by william-james88 on September 10th, 2017 @ 7:06pm CDT
One really cool bonus of having a Transformers convention right near Hasbro's head office is that Hasbro can treat fans to lots of behind the scenes tidbits we wouldn't have elsewhere. In this particular case, Hasbro stocked Hascon full of Transformers grey models (finished prototypes) of various Transformers toys across many different lines. Plus, there were even some unreleased figures present like a movie Blaster from Dark of the Moon deluxe Soundwave as well as Prime Scraplets.

We have a whole gallery dedicated to these and you can click here or on any image below to get to it.



















Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1909998)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on September 10th, 2017 @ 7:18pm CDT
I'm assuming the yellow/grey plastic on Max is to show which parts are borrowed from metroplex? (It's normally either that or different materials eg softer plastic, which I don't believe max has). That's actually really neat to see!

Also, why is that scraplet alarmingly adorable :x
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1910003)
Posted by Sunburnninja on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:10pm CDT
Inferno as a redeco of Soundwave looks amazing, I really wish they released that.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1910004)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:15pm CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:I'm assuming the yellow/grey plastic on Max is to show which parts are borrowed from metroplex? (It's normally either that or different materials eg softer plastic, which I don't believe max has). That's actually really neat to see!
Yeah, it looks like all the cream parts are those that were carried over from Metroplex, with the gray parts being new.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1910005)
Posted by Quantum Surge on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:16pm CDT
Don't really like the DOTM Blaster. If anything, I'd imagine a Movieverse Blaster being designed more like Movie 1 Stockade. Like the Scraplets set, but it's interesting to see WFC Bumblebee and FE Bumblebee in the same set (I know Hasbro made the Aligned continuity have both the games and the show together, but besides Arms Micron Shockwave (reuse of FOC Shockwave), we never got any two packs like this that acknowledge the connection between WFC/FOC and Prime.
Re: #HASCON 2017 Transformers Hall of Fame Susan Blu Induction Ceremony (1910006)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 10th, 2017 @ 8:21pm CDT
Sunburnninja wrote:Inferno as a redeco of Soundwave looks amazing, I really wish they released that.
That's Blaster.
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