Although we're about halfway through the first month of the new year, there's still a bit of reflection to be done on 2017 and the plethora of plastic robots it brought us. In particular, the staff have shifted their focus to the unofficial products crafted by the many third party companies we know and love. This past year was one full of surprises as Fans Toys churned out more gems for Masterpiece fans including the largest third party figure to-date, Mastermind Creations dropped jaws as if they were magnetized to the floor with their recreations of some very popular IDW characters, and Unique Toys released what some might call the "Dark Horse of 2017". We also saw Make Toys take some highly-praised risks, Fans Hobby quickly rise through the ranks, and many others do what they do best, filling out the collections of many eager Transformers fans from all different backgrounds. Want to see which figures made our year? Take the jump to read the staff's thoughts on their top picks and who took home the silver and bronze, and share your thoughts and feelings in the discussion below!