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Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees

Transformers News: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees

Friday, September 9th, 2022 10:38PM CDT

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Hasbro will be unveiling the new inductees into the Transformers Hall of Fame. And you get to choose who it is. This year, Hasbro made it an easy multiple choice question for all of us. There are 2 categories so choose for each. One is for the best Transformers Animated Character (while Lockdown isn't in the list he can be entered under "other") and the other is best Transformers Legacy toyline character. Voting is open from now until 11:59 PM on September 15, 2022.


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Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144168)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 9th, 2022 @ 10:59pm CDT
Funny how most of the Legacy toy options aren't even out yet.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144172)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 9th, 2022 @ 11:03pm CDT
Shame our options are so narrow this go-round.

If we could still just write in any character ever, think Rails might be a shoe-in this year?
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144173)
Posted by LordBludgeon on September 9th, 2022 @ 11:12pm CDT
Went with Animated Lugnut. I also enjoyed him on the show. He was very loveable and had a lot of funny moments. He was also a fan favorite that would go on to appear in other media later after his initial animated appearance. I feel like his Autobot equivalent Bulkhead will get more love however.

Favorite legacy toy? I went with Jhiaxus. We finally got an G2 accurate Jhiaxus, that isn't just a redeco or retool, after years of waiting for one, and he doesn't disappoint.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144186)
Posted by blackeyedprime on September 10th, 2022 @ 2:23am CDT
Black Zarak for Legacy. Not many figures that are better than previous figures in the line as yet even if I quite like iguanus and buying at least tarrantukus and crankcase.

Sari needs a figure (samurai pizza cat/medabots style or something) so easy vote for her to have a bit more acceptance.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144187)
Posted by Munkky on September 10th, 2022 @ 2:53am CDT
The "Other" option in the Animated character poll is much appreciated, I used it to vote for Sentinel Prime. It is a shame that the Legacy toy poll only allows you to vote for one, because there are so many toys in Legacy that I love, but I decided on Elita-1.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144189)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 10th, 2022 @ 4:08am CDT
I went with Animated Shockwave. I really liked his reinvention in the show.

As for Legacy, Jhiaxus. While I don't collect Legacy, I appreciate a G2 comic book design being granted a faithful figure all these decades later.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144212)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on September 10th, 2022 @ 10:54am CDT
Both polls have some glaring omissions (Road Rocket gets named, but Cybertron Override and RiD Scourge are both reduced to write-ins?!), and the Legacy character poll is flat-out invalid and needs to be redone (which I wish I'd realized before voting on it).

Beast Wars Inferno and Megatron are already in the Hall of Fame. G1 Optimus and Megatron are already in the Hall of Fame. Knockout is already in the Hall of Fame, as is Prime Arcee thanks to Arcee's entry covering all incarnations. Their new bodies are not separate characters. They're valid for a Toy of the Year poll, but this is a character poll.

That's SIX invalid entries named while multiple characters who are valid entries have been reduced to write-ins. Hasbro needs to discard and re-do the poll. End of story. If they want their pwecious new pwoduct voted for, they should make a Toy of the Year poll (a category whoever was handed this seems to be unaware of) for it because that's where it's actually valid.

And until Hasbro replaces the bad poll with a valid one, we should remove our link.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144275)
Posted by Emerje on September 10th, 2022 @ 7:06pm CDT
My vote was for Sari and Metroplex. Good on Hasbro for having humans in the poll.

Emerje
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144294)
Posted by First-Aid on September 10th, 2022 @ 10:38pm CDT
Captain Fanzone.



This is why I hate machines... .
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144296)
Posted by First-Aid on September 10th, 2022 @ 10:40pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Funny how most of the Legacy toy options aren't even out yet.


Glad I'm not the only one to notice this. Why should they be up for HoF when they aren't even avbailable to 99% of the world...? That's like nominating Ty Griffin- a former Chicago Cubs top prospect that crashed and burned in the minors- for Cooperstown.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144540)
Posted by ScottyP on September 14th, 2022 @ 12:04pm CDT
I wrote-in Yoketron
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2144546)
Posted by First-Aid on September 14th, 2022 @ 12:49pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:I wrote-in Yoketron


We need this toy with a built in miniature speaker. George Takei FTW
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168175)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 8th, 2023 @ 6:43pm CDT
It's that time of year again.

Voting for the Transformers Hall of Fame 2023 has opened up. Voting closes on September 17, and the winner will be announced on the 22nd in a Hasbro Pulse livestream.

https://go.hasb.ro/480wmSB

This year, the categories are:

"Favorite Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001 cartoon series) character"

And

"Legacy: Evolution toy of the year"


Now, Sky-Byte was the indisputable breakout star of the RID 2001 series, and made it all the way to the final voting of 2012 Hall of Fame (but lost to Wheeljack). If anyone deserves the win this year it's him, and this could be his last chance.

And, the Hall of Fame has never guaranteed a new toy for the winner. The only fan polls that have resulted in new toys have been the non-Hall of Fame ones, like the ones that yielded Windblade, Victorion, Titan Trypticon, some of the Vintage G1 reissues, etc. So no matter who wins this vote, it won't directly result in a new toy for the winner. All that the Hall of Fame really results in nowadays is a little tiny icon in the top-right corner of a TFWiki page.

Also, Sky-Byte winning this year would be even more meaningful because... well... his voice actor, Peter Spellos, is current battling Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. He's set up a GoFundMe for anyone to help him in this literal fight for his life.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168187)
Posted by BW Megatron on September 9th, 2023 @ 5:48am CDT
Save Peter Spellos
Don't let cancer take him now
He's a Transformer
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168196)
Posted by ScottyP on September 9th, 2023 @ 8:24am CDT
Pretty sure the write-in option is there so that if you are literally Sideburn, you can vote for Kelly's car
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168233)
Posted by Silver Wind on September 9th, 2023 @ 5:55pm CDT
Sky-Byte was the unironic hero of that show. 8-)
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168265)
Posted by First-Aid on September 9th, 2023 @ 7:04pm CDT
Silver Wind wrote:Sky-Byte was the unironic hero of that show. 8-)

This.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168271)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on September 9th, 2023 @ 10:10pm CDT
I love love love Sky Byte, he is one of my favorites up there with Dinobot and Sixshot for me. Definitely got my vote

I'd love a legacy update to Sky Byte but I'd also hate to set aside my thrilling 30 Sky Byte. The articulation is a bit limited and I wouldve liked the asymmetrical eyes but I love that figure in both modes

Figure of the year was a toss up for me between Tarn, trashmaster, and skyquake/dreadwing. I chose Dreadwing because I love the chonks. I dont own any of those figures yet though lmao (except Skyquake)

Armada Prime im sure deserves it as well. Armada Prime was one of the first Prime toys my dad got me as a kid and I remember being so excited to have that toy and thought it was the coolest. I didn't get legacy version though because that design just isn't how I picture Optimus to be. G1 or animated are more what I'd want my Optimus to look like. That being said I really want them to recolor Armada Prime into the powerlinx colors so I can get it and call him Magna Convoy or something
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168272)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 9th, 2023 @ 10:13pm CDT
Razorbeast88 wrote:I'd love a legacy update to Sky Byte but I'd also hate to set aside my thrilling 30 Sky Byte.
No worries about that. The Hall of Fame winners never get a new toy as a direct result of their win. ;)
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168274)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on September 9th, 2023 @ 10:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:I'd love a legacy update to Sky Byte but I'd also hate to set aside my thrilling 30 Sky Byte.
No worries about that. The Hall of Fame winners never get a new toy as a direct result of their win. ;)


I'd seen your post after putting up mine haha im not saying he'd automatically get a figure because of hall of fame, but he hasn't had a figure in awhile so he might be due, especially with legacy's current theme of plucking the favorites out of different universes. If/when they ever get around to it

Toy talks aside, Sky Byte is hands down my favorite rid character. None of the others come close for me
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168275)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 9th, 2023 @ 10:32pm CDT
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:I'd love a legacy update to Sky Byte but I'd also hate to set aside my thrilling 30 Sky Byte.
No worries about that. The Hall of Fame winners never get a new toy as a direct result of their win. ;)


I'd seen your post after putting up mine haha im not saying he'd automatically get a figure because of hall of fame, but he hasn't had a figure in awhile so he might be due, especially with legacy's current theme of plucking the favorites out of different universes. If/when they ever get around to it

Toy talks aside, Sky Byte is hands down my favorite rid character. None of the others come close for me
There was the Cyberverse Sky-Byte toy that, despite its size, was a pretty good little figure.

Image
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168276)
Posted by Razorbeast88 on September 9th, 2023 @ 10:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Razorbeast88 wrote:I'd love a legacy update to Sky Byte but I'd also hate to set aside my thrilling 30 Sky Byte.
No worries about that. The Hall of Fame winners never get a new toy as a direct result of their win. ;)


I'd seen your post after putting up mine haha im not saying he'd automatically get a figure because of hall of fame, but he hasn't had a figure in awhile so he might be due, especially with legacy's current theme of plucking the favorites out of different universes. If/when they ever get around to it

Toy talks aside, Sky Byte is hands down my favorite rid character. None of the others come close for me
There was the Cyberverse Sky-Byte toy that, despite its size, was a pretty good little figure.

Image


That does look pretty neat
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168416)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 12th, 2023 @ 5:43am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Now, Sky-Byte was the indisputable breakout star of the RID 2001 series


:-? Having only ever seen Car Robots. I had no interest in the Cybershark redeco. Also as I can't stand the trope of villains being comic relief. This one however, was the main draw of that series for me:

Image
Gigatron

To date, the best multiformer design in Transformers too.

So I voted for him (although the re-naming to Megatron/Galvtron was always a mistake on Hasbro's part). Also, from the reaction of friends collecting Legacy. I voted for Skyquake.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168438)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2023 @ 10:22am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Now, Sky-Byte was the indisputable breakout star of the RID 2001 series


:-? Having only ever seen Car Robots. I had no interest in the Cybershark redeco. Also as I can't stand the trope of villains being comic relief. This one however, was the main draw of that series for me:
The category isn't about toys, it's about characters. And since this is the English version, Megatron was made into being an even bigger joke character than Sky-Byte was, complete with a super wacky voice that sounded like a dime store version of Lord Zedd's voice, always YELLING everything he said whether it made sense to yell at the top of his lungs or not.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168439)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 12th, 2023 @ 10:27am CDT
The toy thing was just an aside.

So what I'm reading is that the RiD dub completely botched Gigatron? From name to voice. No wonder the English dub for the subsequent UT sounded like it did. Funny how the quality of VO took such a nose dive after the Beast Era.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168446)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2023 @ 10:58am CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So what I'm reading is that the RiD dub completely botched Gigatron? From name to voice.
Just listen to how constantly manic he sounds with every line he speaks in this 2.5 minute clip:



Car Robots Gigatron, by comparison, sounded more like Animated Megatron, having a much calmer voice that was rarely ever raised.

If anything, Sky-Byte's dub voice sounded less silly than Gelshark's original voice, which was a very silly voice in that version.

AllNewSuperRobot wrote:No wonder the English dub for the subsequent UT sounded like it did. Funny how the quality of VO took such a nose dive after the Beast Era.
The people who made the RID dub had nothing to do with Armada's dub being such a rush job. That was all Cartoon Network's fault, rushing the Armada dub's production to get it on the air months before the original Japanese version was even done. And at that time, CN was rushing several other anime dubs too, like the English dubs of Sailor Moon Super and SuperS (so glad we have the much-better redubs of those from Viz Media nowadays). RID's dub was actually much higher quality than Armada's dub, with extra care given to the scripts and even new animation created for the scene transitions.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168448)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 12th, 2023 @ 11:06am CDT
That clip ...was awful. I'm glad I skipped the dub now.

I know Car Robots/RiD was only ever envisioned as a one and done series. But it makes you think if CN hadn't rushed the UT dub, it might be remembered more fondly?
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168457)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 12th, 2023 @ 12:10pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I know Car Robots/RiD was only ever envisioned as a one and done series. But it makes you think if CN hadn't rushed the UT dub, it might be remembered more fondly?
I fail to see the relation. People do look back on the RID dub more fondly than the UT dubs. Armada and Energon's dubs were awful.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2168460)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 12th, 2023 @ 12:19pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:I know Car Robots/RiD was only ever envisioned as a one and done series. But it makes you think if CN hadn't rushed the UT dub, it might be remembered more fondly?
I fail to see the relation. People do look back on the RID dub more fondly than the UT dubs. Armada and Energon's dubs were awful.



Well to my ear, that RiD clip sounded no better than the UT dub. So if, as you say, RiD was a better quality dub that is remembered more fondly among fans. If CN hadn't rushed to get Armada and Energon on the air, outside Japan. Would UT have been similarly well remembered?
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2169195)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 19th, 2023 @ 11:53am CDT
Voting is now closed. The winners will be announced this Friday.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2169556)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 22nd, 2023 @ 11:12am CDT
Transformers Hall of Fame
  • Human inductee - Takio Ejima, TakaraTomy designer whose Transformers design résumé is enormous, has been called "the man who created the most transforming robot toys in the world".
  • Toy of the Year - Commander class Armada Universe Optimus Prime, won by more than 1000 votes
  • Fictional Character of the Year - SKY-BYTE!!!! FINALLY!!! Winner screencap:
Image
  • They gave a shout-out to Peter Spellos in support of his current battle with cancer.
  • Optimus came in second, and Rail Racer in third.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2169568)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 22nd, 2023 @ 11:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Transformers Hall of Fame
  • Fictional Character of the Year - SKY-BYTE!!!! FINALLY!!! Winner screencap:
Image


That bugs me. Probably more than it should. A comic relief redeco gaining more fame and recognition than the design it was based on. Poor Cybershark. Shoved into obscurity by a lame repaint...

shark1.jpg

shark2.jpg
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2169584)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 22nd, 2023 @ 12:07pm CDT
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Transformers Hall of Fame
  • Fictional Character of the Year - SKY-BYTE!!!! FINALLY!!! Winner screencap:
Image


That bugs me. Probably more than it should. A comic relief redeco gaining more fame and recognition than the design it was based on. Poor Cybershark. Shoved into obscurity by a lame repaint...

shark1.jpg

shark2.jpg


Also, all that sculpted detail and Hasbro couldn't even bother to paint any of it the first time around:
Image
Image

We don't get detailed decos like ^that anymore.
Re: Vote for your 2022 Transformers Hall of Fame Inductees (2169595)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on September 22nd, 2023 @ 1:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:

:lol:
Touché

Sabrblade wrote:We don't get detailed decos like ^that anymore.


Looking at (Red) Wolfang and Max-B, I sadly agree. HasTak generally don't put in the effort that they used to. :(

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