New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day!

Transformers News: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day!

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 8:31AM CST

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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, Twitter, and Instagram from Tuesday February 20th to Friday February 23rd, using the hashtags provided below.

UPDATE: Today is the Final Day to vote!

  • 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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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 [spoiler]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.[/spoiler]

Maybe that's what they're following up on, though those guys definitely weren't Decepticons.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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 [spoiler]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.[/spoiler]

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:
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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

[quote]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?[/quote]
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (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.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940925)
Posted by Va'al on February 20th, 2018 @ 10:58am CST
william-james88 wrote:
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

[quote]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?
[/quote]

They finally updated the link!
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940932)
Posted by Skritz on February 20th, 2018 @ 11:41am CST
Gotta admit, going with the idea of 'what would I actually want to buy' this is pretty hard to choose from on the basis I'd love to get my hands on both Spinister and Needlenose to go with Quake (whose update is a cybertronian vehicle thanks to reusing the Hardhead mold). That way I'd have a complete second-batch Targetmasters trio.

However, I gotta say that I badly want Impactor simply because he's one of those characters who started off in the Marvel UK and did not originally have a toy. And eventhen, G1 Impactor has never seen mass release as a figure. Beyond that, the 'autobot' side of rivalry is something I can't really care much about because these guys are less obscure.

Either way, this all seems interesting and leave me wondering what central gimmick, if any, will be part of the War for Cybertron (stupid-ass confusing name!) trilogy. Prime War had Combiners+Masters-class figures. Will we see any unifying gimmicks here beside the cybertronian mode esthetic?
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940937)
Posted by mordhelm on February 20th, 2018 @ 11:51am CST
Skritz wrote:Either way, this all seems interesting and leave me wondering what central gimmick, if any, will be part of the War for Cybertron (stupid-ass confusing name!) trilogy. Prime War had Combiners+Masters-class figures. Will we see any unifying gimmicks here beside the cybertronian mode esthetic?


John Warden specifically stated that there is no Unifying ecosystem for the toys like CW, TR, and PotP had. Basically, anything goes. You could have a deluxe wave with 2 CW style figures, 1 "normal" deluxe, and 1 TR style headmaster.

The story is the unifying aspect this time around.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940939)
Posted by kurthy on February 20th, 2018 @ 11:55am CST
mordhelm wrote:
Skritz wrote:Either way, this all seems interesting and leave me wondering what central gimmick, if any, will be part of the War for Cybertron (stupid-ass confusing name!) trilogy. Prime War had Combiners+Masters-class figures. Will we see any unifying gimmicks here beside the cybertronian mode esthetic?


John Warden specifically stated that there is no Unifying ecosystem for the toys like CW, TR, and PotP had. Basically, anything goes. You could have a deluxe wave with 2 CW style figures, 1 "normal" deluxe, and 1 TR style headmaster.

The story is the unifying aspect this time around.


So it's going to be more like generations? Throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940941)
Posted by Skritz on February 20th, 2018 @ 12:00pm CST
kurthy wrote:
mordhelm wrote:
Skritz wrote:Either way, this all seems interesting and leave me wondering what central gimmick, if any, will be part of the War for Cybertron (stupid-ass confusing name!) trilogy. Prime War had Combiners+Masters-class figures. Will we see any unifying gimmicks here beside the cybertronian mode esthetic?


John Warden specifically stated that there is no Unifying ecosystem for the toys like CW, TR, and PotP had. Basically, anything goes. You could have a deluxe wave with 2 CW style figures, 1 "normal" deluxe, and 1 TR style headmaster.

The story is the unifying aspect this time around.


So it's going to be more like generations? Throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks.


Works for me.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940942)
Posted by mordhelm on February 20th, 2018 @ 12:12pm CST
kurthy wrote:
mordhelm wrote:
Skritz wrote:Either way, this all seems interesting and leave me wondering what central gimmick, if any, will be part of the War for Cybertron (stupid-ass confusing name!) trilogy. Prime War had Combiners+Masters-class figures. Will we see any unifying gimmicks here beside the cybertronian mode esthetic?


John Warden specifically stated that there is no Unifying ecosystem for the toys like CW, TR, and PotP had. Basically, anything goes. You could have a deluxe wave with 2 CW style figures, 1 "normal" deluxe, and 1 TR style headmaster.

The story is the unifying aspect this time around.


So it's going to be more like generations? Throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks.


I think it's less that, and more that they want to avoid pigeonholing themselves into gimmicks that don't fit the character.

Kup, Hot Rod, and Blurr were great figures in TR, but there were a lot of complaints about them (and others) being headmasters when they shouldn't have been.

They want to give us great versions of Characters X, Y, Z, but don't want to keep trying to force a play pattern that doesn't fit. This way you can get a better representation of each character.

To reassure you a little bit, there was a large investment into the Combiner, Master, and Evolution gimmicks. They know people still want figures with these gimmicks, so they will still release them. Expect to continue to see them scattered throughout the next trilogy and in exclusives/box sets.

I am looking forward to the new line. However, if what it sounds like is happening is true, it may actually curtail my collecting a bit. I try to just get my favorite CHUG version of each character, rather then the "gotta catch em all" mentality. Or at least I will start culling and replacing. I'm sure some of my old Generations/CHUG stuff that's still MOSC/MISB could help fund the new purchases.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940948)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on February 20th, 2018 @ 12:30pm CST
While I am voting Impactor and Mirage - #ImpactorvsMirage (Greater Good vs Greater Profit) I'm sure Wheeljack will win.
Re: New Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Fan Vote - Last Day! (1940979)
Posted by Black Hat on February 20th, 2018 @ 1:36pm CST
I voted Needlenose vs Tracks. Tracks is long overdue an update, and Needlenose's only modern toy is the FunPub redeco of Firefly (and isn't a sexy delta wing). Bring on the battle of the vaguely camp fashion-conscious robots!

Also, am I the only one who thinks a Tracks toy that triple changes from robot to sports car (preferably relatively Corvette-like) to tank? For one, it'd make his name make even more sense, and for another it'd be hilarious having Tracks of all characters turn into a tank.
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