Need advice on what to give away!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Delta Star, May 28, 2007.

  1. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hi guys,

    I'm thinking of setting up a contest at Reprolabels.com again.

    Just as with last time, it will be a contest to create a new faction symbol that we will offer for sale at Reprolabels.com.

    I want to give away a prize worth about $300 to the winner.

    Question is, what should it be? Should I just round up a few rare Alternators, or is there a single toy everybody seems to want in that price point?
     
  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Considering I want to get in on this contest ( points to avatar as one possible entry ), I'm trying to think of what I would like worth that much. MP-04 and MP-05 as a set would be around that mark and pretty cool. The transformers leaders in masterpiece form as a contest prize? Oh yeah!
     
  3. godsenddeath

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    I would've said the two most definitive Transformers ever created are MP Convoy and Megatron.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would say something rare like a Liokaiser or a Raiden.
     
  5. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    MOSC Wheelie.
     
  6. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    MP Prime and Megs seem to fit nicely for this. How long will we have to design a faction symbol? I want in on this too, lol.
     
  7. chaosbringer_00

    chaosbringer_00 I am indescribable.

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    I'll agree with the general consensus-MP-04+MP-05 sounds like a good idea. If that doesn't seem like a good plan, then maybe a Brave Maximus? He's about there, isn't he? Also, make sure you post the contest info here on the boards!!! I'd love to design a new faction symbol.
     
  8. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I've got a couple of suggestions:-

    - BT Black Convoy: seems pretty popular, I dunno how close to $300 he is though.

    - E-Hobby Anime Astrotrain

    - MP-04 + 05: seems a good choice, both MP leaders in one Package.

    Maybe have a prize that's less expensive, but rare, for example:-
    A prototype or unpainted test-shot (they seem fairly valuable)

    Alternatively, split up the prizes.

    1st Prize: Design gets used + $150 worth of stuff
    2nd Prize: $100 of stuff
    3rd Prize: $50 of stuff

    This could make things much easier, a selection of prizes for example might be something like below:-

    1st Prize = MP-04 (or MP-05)
    2nd Prize = Alt Swerve (he seems to hit the $100 mark fairly often)
    3rd Prize = Alt Nemesis Prime (he seems to go about $50-ish)


    EDIT: Also, I second the idea to have Brave Maximus as a prize.
     
  9. Moroni Prime

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    I say throw the predaking reissue into the mix.
    Aside from that, Starsaber, Liokaiser, God Ginrai for japanese figures.

    I can't really think of much else aside from that.

    Me? I'd be happy with a complete Computron.
     
  10. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    I third the Brave Maximus... and now I go to think about custom faction logos.
     
  11. Gryph

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    I'd say probably MP Starscream or Megs would be good. I son't think MP Convoy would be a good prize. Most people have one already. Sure it's got a trailer, but I don't really think it would give as many people incentive to enter as Megs or Starscream would.

    Alternatively some Botcon exclusives might be good choices. I'm referring to the individual ones you have to get at the con itself, not the boxed set. Just to make things clear.

    How about $300 worth of stuff at an online store like BBTS or Ages 3&Up? People do like picking out their own free stuff. I think you could possibly get the most entries from this, since it has the widest range of appeal.
     
  12. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Here's the Mikaela faction symbol :

    ( . ) ( . )

    Ok, that's lame. Do I still win?
     
  13. Cobalt Agent

    Cobalt Agent My dick kills dinosaurs

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    Piranacon or God Neptune.
     
  14. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

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    $300 of movie toys all 3 leaders the voyagers and the deluxes almost a full collection for one lucky winner
     
  15. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    Yeah, I was going to say the entire first wave of movie toys, but most probably would complain about them even if they were free.

    MP Convoy and Megatron seems like the easiest and best prize. But something like a Maximus or a couple high-value reissues would be cool too. Star Convoy, Galvatron, and maybe another smaller reissue from each faction would be cool.
     
  16. Doctor Ingenious

    Doctor Ingenious Doctorate in Ingeniology

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    The entire first wave of the movie toys must be close to 300 if you factor in the ultimate 100 dollar bumblee toy thing.
     
  17. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Predaking, Liokaiser, Raiden, or Computron. And I'd go with one of them.
     
  18. Backscatter

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    I agee with MP04/05. BTW, Backscatter's faction symbol is the G1 Autobot symbol in black, right-side up. :lol 
     
  19. cybertron2006

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    I think it would be all of the Masterpiece items (Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, Starscream, Megatron, and that upcoming Skywarp we keep hearing about.)
     
  20. BigPhill

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    Why not offer a BotCon 07 Boxed set as the prize?

    I'm sure this year's one will be in very high demand, and encourage more folks to enter.

    Failing that I say go with the Movie Figures idea, and give a complete set of one of each character from the movie.
     

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