The next fan vote has been revealed by Hasbro today – Power of the Primes! Fans will be able to vote next January in order to pick the next leader of Cybertron. You’ll be able to pick from several categories of characters, it won’t be just goodie-two-shoes available to pick from! Read on to check out the full press release!
Update: a teaser image has been released featuring the names of the 9 choices for the next Prime! They are…
You’ll be able to vote for one of these warriors in January. Get ready!
HASBRO LETS FANS SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE TRANSFORMERS FRANCHISE WITH THE “POWER OF THE PRIMES” FAN VOTE
The fans can decide which Transformers character will become the next leader of Cybertron!
PAWTUCKET, R.I., December 1, 2016 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), announced the “Power of the Primes” fan vote, an upcoming event that will place the fate of Cybertron directly in the hands of Transformers fans around the globe. Beginning on January 23rd, 2017, fans will be able to visit Transformers.com to cast their vote to help determine which character will join the ranks of Optimus Prime, Rodimus Prime and other Cybertronian legends. The fan-voted Prime will be featured in the Transformers Generations toy line and brand’s Prime Wars Trilogy storytelling in 2018.
The Prime serves as leader of Cybertron, wields the immense power of the Matrix of Leadership and holds the fate of the Transformers universe in their hands. This leader is usually chosen directly by the Matrix of Leadership, but the “Power of the Primes” fan vote will put the fans in command and give them the power to light the darkest hour and choose the bot to lead Cybertron into a historic new era.
“Hasbro’s past Transformers fan votes have led to some of our most exciting characters, including Windblade, Victorion and next year’s Trypticon Titan,” said Tom Warner, Senior Vice President of the Transformers franchise at Hasbro. Our “Power of the Primes” fan vote will raise the stakes higher than ever. The Prime sets the tone for all things in the Transformers universe, and we’re excited to see which direction our fans want to take.”
The first round of voting will begin on January 23rd, when fans can visit Transformers.com to choose between three groups of candidates – Honor, Chaos and Order.
Honor: These legendary warriors will lead with honor and carry on the noble legacy of Optimus Prime.
Chaos: These powerful warlords will stop at nothing to become supreme leader of Cybertron, even if it means creating a chaotic world where only the strongest survive.
Order: These commanders vow to leave the Autobot and Decepticon factions in the past and unite Cybertron under a new order.
Four finalists will be chosen by the fans and revealed by Hasbro in late January. Fans can then have the final say by returning to Transformers.com to vote between February 1st and February 4th. The winning Prime will be officially unveiled during New York Toy Fair in February.
Everyone its just a poll for an IP meant to sell toys. Lets take a seat back, whatever happens, happens.
No need for actual Fear Mongering. These last few pages have gotten a tad silly.
Was Star Saber a glutton, too?
Did he ever sneak food?
Did he wet the bed and get scolded?
Was he a kid just like us?
Does Star Saber cry as well?
Does he feel sad just as expected?
Does he do horizontal bar gymnastics well?
Can we be brave too?
I think we should be told.
I don't think we're divided! Vote who you like! Just if you don't vote Optimus Primal I think you're a terrible person and deserve death.
What is there to be bitter about if you've got what you want? Are you going to hold a grudge against someone because they voted for Primal?
View attachment 27676059 I just don't know…
What does my pick have to do with the message? The points is that we have become more divided by this. It's almost like the real election.
Today on Ben: Mothers and runaway daughters reunited by their hatred of Star Saber…
The hatred was always there, just simmering under the politically correct surface, and all this vote has done is bring it to the fore.
But we can unite, since each and every one of us can all agree that this was demonstrably and utterly all Star Saber's fault.
We may be ruined forever, but wait till we rejoice.
Will you still be bitter when you're holding your new Deathsaurus?
Am I the only one bitter after this vote? I feel this has divided us even further as a community. We voted for our own greed and argued for one another. Not caring how it might affect everyone's media, only about the toys. Not everyone will be happy from this and that's the worst part of it. We throw insults but do we really mean it? I hope not, for the sake of our unity as a community.
To give users on the forum the false sense they are the majority of the overall TF fandom and thus reserve the right to determine the "right" and "wrong" choices for an international children's toy brand.
What's the point of these polls? Not to be a party pooper.
Yeah I'm with you. Magnus let your soul glow.