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Activision UK announces Hunt for the UK's Biggest Transformers Fan contest

Posted on 06-02-2010 at 12:56 PM by Sol Fury under Video Games
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One for those of us in the UK, Activision UK has announced a great contest to celebrate the impending UK launch of Transformers: War for Cybertron - a contest hunting for the UK's biggest Transformers fan! So if your house is more often compared to a toy shop than a mansion, or if one of your prized possessions is a complete 323 issue run of Marvel UK Transformers comics, this is for you! All you need to do is submit a picture and a 100 word argument of why you are the UK's biggest fan to Activision to stand a chance of winning the title "the UK's biggest Transformers fan" and a life-sized drawing of yourself as a Transformer, specially designed by Transformer artist extraordinaire Jon Davis Hunt.

For full details and information, check out the press release by clicking here.

Good luck my fellow UKers!
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RedAlert Rescue
I wonder how many of us are in the 3000+ toys club ?

I can't apply as my house is to full to ever display it all at once. so all you'd see at once is a couple of hundred.
David-John
Oh dear. This I know I cannot win. But best of luck to all you chaps who do enter, and may the biggest nerd win!

(By that I don't mean the one with the greatest mass of course, although I am sure that they could still win if they want).
underwear-ninja
These "biggest fan" contests should really just be renamed "biggest man-child" contests.
RedAlert Rescue
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For the nationwide search, which begins on the 25TH May, a select panel of judges will be looking for the ultimate fan. So if you have every Transformer toy ever made, your home has more in common with a wreckage on Cybertron than a semi-detached house or if you simply love dressing up as your favourite character, let us know as the winner of the ultimate fan competition will win a life-sized drawing of themselves as a Transformer, specially designed by Transformer artist extraordinaire Jon Davis Hunt, a fantastic prize for any Transformer fan.

I'm all about the toys and I barely care about the other area's so I guess I'm not a 'Real Fan' anyway (chuckle) as I don't have a clue who Jon Davis Hunt is.

I wonder if those people who already have got their Toys on TV (Channel 4's 'Collectors lot' for example) have a hope or are still in the fandom.

One was some Dinobot obsessive Girl I think she has her own clique somewhere people more active in the fandom than me probably know who I mean - here online name is Raksha or something like that....

And the other fella I forget but I remember he's got a Grand Maximus and the other super rare Japanese items Like the Dinocassettes and the Headmasters like Kirk and he had some Diaclone Dinobots too..

Can't remember his name though..

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It sounds like the person that wrote that was not aware that it's actually probably borderline literally 'Impossible' to own every transformer ever made. There's to many Takara Share holder toys, Lucky Draws, competition and campaign toys for that - and then people always seem to forget that there's Transformers made outside Europe, USA and Japan that people seem to forget to count at all but are still Transformers.

Not to mention what counts as 'A Transformer' - how you count things and what counts as one is one of the harder questions to answer...

So It is possible to own all Transformers released at retail in a single country - but more than that is doubtful in the extreme I've got several Thousand of them and I'm still well aware of the gaps I have in even retail releases... Like I don't own Trypticon or Blaster or Reflector for example.
BlitzFire
bad ass contest but i think the least they could have done as a prize was provide a copy of the game itself lol
Sso02V
Come on guys, you already know it's gonna be a 12 year old kid.
Mister Gone
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Come on guys, you already know it's gonna be a 12 year old kid.
I would love it if it was some 43 year old shut it that email bombed the entires and showed up with a Meghan Fox tattoo and a Bumblebee helmet and quoted all the worst lines from the movies, won. Add a home made, plush, leg-humping Wheelie to that out fit and you have a winner .


I sure hope a 12 year old kid wins it becuase i could really see my little horror story happening
RedAlert Rescue
I guess it could be like a Blue Peter Competion where the least worthy automatically win everything.

I suppose they'd want a well rounded fan who's interested in lots of things rather than someone who is just obsessed with the Bayiverse or Transformers cartoons.

I guess they'll decide who to pick on who's best for how they want to market the winner...

Like how some random little kid won the Bus Transformer competion in the newspaper.

Adults probably have a slightly higher chance with this one as Videogames are seen as more adult - at least by Videogame developers & Publishers and adult fans - not the public mind.

So they might see some worth in not giving the prize to an 8 year old... the winner has to be of at least the age the game is rated at I'd guess.

Though there's an extraordinary lack of complicently with age ratings or guidelines in the U.S. as anyone who's been stuck playing Gears of War 2 with sweary 12 year olds will attest.

I think a 13 or 15 year old might be picked if they don't come across as insane.. I can't see the UK equivellent of the Hartman's getting it though.
Rotorstorm
I'm not really bothered about this competition, wouldn't win anyway as my collection isn't much past 200 and it's going to be downsized. I'm more interested in knowing what store is going to carry shockwave and jazz.
Thundercrackah
Jon Davis Hunt artwork as the prize?

The same guy who does the current UK TF comic artwork?

*Runs screaming in horror from thread*
Aptom
cool i win, so noone else bother entering k. cheers
Fort Max
I reckon Locustreign can walk it.
Fiend6669
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I wonder how many of us are in the 3000+ toys club ?
There are more of us out there than you'd think, I live near two other TF collectors in that range & I'm personally nearing the 5000 mark. Although, we're not in the U.K., so I doubt we're eligible for the contest. My point is; If there are at least three of us in a tiny city like Ottawa...
cosmos360
although i consider myself an extremely big transformers fan i don't own enough so i can't enter, but i'm not to bothered, i'm happy with my collection and i intend to keep collecting for as long as transformers exists.
BigPhill
It should have been a Nominate the biggest fan competition.
ninety
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I reckon Locustreign can walk it.
It's not a raffle, so he might have a chance
Sol Fury
I think you could win it if you did a Megatron group shot with you in the Megatron mask in the middle of it all.

I'm still trying to figure out just what to do for mine. I'm thinking of just doing every single Autobot leader I own or something. Big problem really is working out how to fit all the things I want to do in a single shot.
ninety
That's not a bad idea!

I'd need to dig a lot of them out though, and the prize isn't really enticing enough. Saying that, I've got a box of mini Megs looked out for pics for Syd's SD thread, so you never know.

Is there a way to take a pic of all the work you did for the Resources? You'd walk it if you could!
Erector
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I reckon Locustreign can walk it.
That'd be fattest TF fan in the UK, and having been to AA two years running now I doubt that one too

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It's not a raffle, so he might have a chance
Get screwed

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I think you could win it if you did a Megatron group shot with you in the Megatron mask in the middle of it all.

I'm still trying to figure out just what to do for mine. I'm thinking of just doing every single Autobot leader I own or something. Big problem really is working out how to fit all the things I want to do in a single shot.
The thing is that everything you or I consider awesome like Star Saber or Deszaras or whatever, the "layman" wouldn't have a clue about, so wouldn't go anywhere near winning.

I debated doing something then decided that I might bake a cake and stick MP-01 in the middle of it.
Black Oracle
I've been to more than 5 Auto Assemblies I'm pretty sure, Locust! So I beat you on that!

I don't think I have the biggest TFs toy collection of all, but I think I may be one of the UK's biggest female TFs fans! I have a lot of Primes and fembots in my collection. And I believe I have a near complete Dreamwave and IDW TFs comic collection.
Auto Morph
Well, I have what I would consider to be lots of toys, but nowhere near some. Plus I know my fair share about some TF things, but again nowhere near some.

So basically, I have no chance. And I'm so lazy I only go for things I am guaranteed to win.

And FWIW, if the winner turns out NOT to be a TFW member, then they picked the wrong person.
Loosecannon
The moon twins must have a shot at most expensive collection/rarest toys...
Erector
Probably, but as someone says, the winner'll be an 8 year old with ROTF Optimus Prime, a couple of t-shirts and some posters on his wall.

In honesty it'd be a bit wrong if one of us won... let the kids have their fun
Gingerchris
Really it depends what the judges consider make someone 'the biggest fan'. You could just own one figure but if you take it to bed with you and transform it constantly and talk about it endlessly wouldn't that also count as being a massive TF fan? And a somewhat scary one too.
If it's sheer collection number or variety then it'll likely not be a little kid, unless they have rich parents. Or the kid is a demanding spoilt brat.
Or you've written and drawn millions of pieces of fan art and fan fic.

It comes up regularly on TF sites that only being involved with one TF media makes you no less of a fan than someone that's heavily into it all. Even someone that just watches the shows on telly can be as much a fan as someone that has collected all the rarest TF on the planet. A poor kid that loves his only TF, a cheapo junker Optimus Prime from a garage sale, may have more worthwhile fandom of TF than a rich kid with everything TF but who isn't as passionate.
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Probably, but as someone says, the winner'll be an 8 year old with ROTF Optimus Prime, a couple of t-shirts and some posters on his wall
A kid with all the BayFormer Bumblebee releases.

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