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Old 9th March 2012, 05:10 AM
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Default Hall of Fame Official Nominations are Up.

So, who are the nominees for the 2012 Transformers Hall of Fame?

1. Sky-Byte

"Who's the baddest shark around? Who's the smartest shark in town? Sky-Byte, that's me!"

A proud PREDACON to the core, SKY-BYTE lead his warriors into battle against AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS. His desire to be in MEGATRON's good favor drove him - and sometimes he got lost. His skills are legendary amongst the PREDACON ranks. Legendary because SKY-BYTE rarely completed a mission. He has a soft side for poetry - a skill no one else has - or wants. If it weren't for SCOURGE and the DECEPTICONS, SKY-BYTE would never have strayed from the PREDACON cause. In his jealous rage, SKY-BYTE looked to the enemy for acceptance - including KOJI and the AUTOBOTS. Perhaps that is why the AUTOBOTS allowed him to remain free on Earth after the final battle - where he currently roams the ocean attacking illegal fishing vessels.

2. Rodimus

"Everyone knows I’ve got the potential to win!"

RODIMUS is young, naïve, headstrong, and daring when it comes to his own safety in the field. Willing to push himself to the limit in order to get the job done, RODIMUS is known for conceiving highly dangerous plans to achieve his objectives. Believing that no bot should ever be left behind, RODIMUS will even put his own spark on the line to keep this promise to all who serve under him. Despite his immaturity, RODIMUS is considered an inspirational figure to many of his fellow AUTOBOTS, and some have even come to call him RODIMUS PRIME. Unfortunately, one time RODIMUS got in OPTIMUS PRIME’S way with disastrous results.

3. Wheeljack

"Statistically speaking I should be the winner."

WHEELJACK has built everything from magnetic inducers to immobilizers to gyro-inhibitors, and even the occasional DINOBOT. While his inventions often indeed do what they are supposed to, they just as often blow up. WHEELJACK is also a member of the WRECKERS, a division of AUTOBOT warriors who don’t play by the rules and often take on missions that others can’t - or won’t. When called upon, WHEELJACK serves as the chief weapons officer and ship’s engineer for the team. His personal ship, the JACKHAMMER, served as his mobile headquarters in the wake of the great shutdown of CYBERTRON. WHEELJACK had made it his personal mission to cruise the stars in search of lost AUTOBOTS, but specifically for WRECKERS who have lost their way.

4. Beast Wars Megatron

"You shall vote for me. Yesssssssss."

Using the former leader of the DECEPTICONS as his namesake, MEGATRON orchestrated a plot to steal the Golden Disc, an ancient relic from the time of the AUTOBOT/DECEPTICON war. The disc led MEGATRON and his PREDACON crew to ancient Earth, where they, along with the pursuing MAXIMALS, reformatted into indigenous life-forms, instigating the BEAST WARS. After MEGATRON conquered the alien technology of the Vok, discovered the crashed Autobot Ark, nearly killed OPTIMUS PRIME, and gained control of the DECEPTICON warship NEMESIS, he was eventually defeated and returned to CYBERTRON by OPTIMUS PRIMAL. Once there, MEGATRON created an army of VEHICONS to help him conquer the planet. Unfortunately his beloved rubber ducky was left behind on primitive Earth.

5. Arcee

"I’m more than just a pretty face."

ARCEE has gone through many changes during her career as an AUTOBOT. From pink and white colors to a sleeker dark blue, ARCEE is one of the few female TRANSFORMERS to stand the test of time. ARCEE has proven herself in battle time and time again - whether it is against UNICRON, SHOKARACT or even JAHIAXUS(sic). ARCEE has lost many partners during the Great War, but her most painful memory is losing her comrade CLIFFJUMPER at the hands of STARSCREAM. Two people she could never do without, however is her human friend JACK DARBY, and her great-nephew, RATTRAP.

And the actual inductees are:

1. Grimlock

"Me GRIMLOCK king!"

GRIMLOCK fought his way through the gladiatorial pits underneath Kaon to become one of the greatest warriors on CYBERTRON. Having joined the AUTOBOTS early on during the Great War, GRIMLOCK made it clear he never trusted OPTIMUS PRIME to properly lead the AUTOBOTS. Due to his shock and awe approach to combat, GRIMLOCK is not regarded as a great military leader. However, he has fought and survived through enough battles to earn top ranking position among the AUTOBOTS. Having struck out on his own, GRIMLOCK eventually found himself leader of the DINOBOTS, a special operations strike force unit that can power through most barricades and DECEPTICON strongholds. During a battle with the DECEPTICON SCORPONOK, GRIMLOCK¹s(sic) vocal processors were damaged, leading to his awkward and distinct way of speaking. If GRIMLOCK has a weakness, it is his larger-than-Prime ego and his lack of patience.

2. Jazz

"I do everything with style!"

Before OPTIMUS PRIME became leader of the AUTOBOTS, he was known as Orion Pax and AUTOBOT JAZZ was his closest friend. Respected by his fellow AUTOBOTS for always taking the most dangerous missions in the war against the DECEPTICONS, AUTOBOT JAZZ became one of the best lieutenants for OPTIMUS PRIME. Always selecting a fast and stylish alt mode that reflects his cool and competent demeanor, and having studied the ways of the Cyber-Ninja, AUTOBOT JAZZ always takes in the situation before making any decisions. Once on Earth, AUTOBOT JAZZ quickly became enthralled with its many different cultures. Fascinated by Earth¹s(sic) music, AUTOBOT JAZZ seamlessly picked up human slang, which he often uses to relieve tension amongst the ranks.

3. Shockwave

"Logically, I have been selected for his honor."

SHOCKWAVE has always based his actions on the most logical choices. Having joined MEGATRON during the early days of the Great War, SHOCKWAVE believed MEGATRON would quickly crush the High Council and bring about a new order to CYBERTRON. AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS everywhere fear SHOCKWAVE for his unethical experimentations. SHOCKWAVE believes that through his work, he will discover a better form of existence for CYBERTRONIANS everywhere and sacrifices must be made to accomplish this. To further his goal of reformatting the species, SHOCKWAVE stayed behind to lead the DECEPTICON forces on CYBERTRON during the Great Exodus. On the surface, SHOCKWAVE is unquestionably loyal to MEGATRON, however this only masks his true intentions of ruling all over all sentient beings in the universe.

(The fourth inductee this year is inevitably going to be Beast Wars Megatron, but I'm voting for Sky-Byte anyway.)
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Old 9th March 2012, 05:35 AM
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5. Arcee

"I’m more than just a pretty face."

ARCEE has gone through many changes during her career as an AUTOBOT. From pink and white colors to a sleeker dark blue, ARCEE is one of the few female TRANSFORMERS to stand the test of time. ARCEE has proven herself in battle time and time again - whether it is against UNICRON, SHOKARACT or even JAHIAXUS(sic). ARCEE has lost many partners during the Great War, but her most painful memory is losing her comrade CLIFFJUMPER at the hands of STARSCREAM. Two people she could never do without, however is her human friend JACK DARBY, and her great-nephew, RATTRAP.
So... Arcee is a combination of at least Transformers: The Movie, IDW G1, Beast Wars, Transformers: Prime and... some new continuity where she fought Shokaract? And probably more (I'm guessing the video will include at least ROTF). That's one hell of an incomprehensible timeline mashup.
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Old 9th March 2012, 12:15 PM
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Another year, another set of bios that make me roll my eyes.

Except for BW Megatron, who doesn't get a bio; he get's a plot synopsis.

I particularly don't like the line "ARCEE is one of the few female TRANSFORMERS to stand the test of time".
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Old 9th March 2012, 12:53 PM
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You know what bothers me? The way TRANSFORMERS and GRIMLOCK and ANY OTHER HASBRO NAME thing are in Capitals.

And Arcee's bio going on about her being blue, yet the image is of G1 Arcee.

TBH it is about the standard I expected.
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Old 9th March 2012, 01:11 PM
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I really hate the way that they have shoehorned the characters into their "Prime" versions to fit the bios.

Glad that there are no joke inductess this time around, and while BW Megatron should win, there will be more than a few votes for Arcee and Wheeljack. SkyByte and Rodimus should do ok as well, they each have their own fan base segment.
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Old 9th March 2012, 02:28 PM
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I couldn't see a clickie thing to vote with, Can you vote yet
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Doesn't look like there is a voting screen yet... just an announcement of the nominees.
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Old 9th March 2012, 07:26 PM
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I particularly don't like the line "ARCEE is one of the few female TRANSFORMERS to stand the test of time".
Every time I read that including the first time I read your post, I read it as "ARCEE is one of the few TRANSFORMERS to stand the test of time", for which I thought - that's okay. You're right - the "female" bit is awful. Particularly since it's Hasbro's doing in the first place that there are so few female characters around who could even have the chance to 'stand the test of time'.
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Oh god Rattrap being related to Arcee is canon now.

Anyway, I'll be voting for Sky-Byte a hundred times a day.
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Old 9th March 2012, 08:50 PM
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So what's the dilly with this Sky-Byte character? Why is he so well loved? Just curious, never heard of him really.
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