3rd Party Toy / Company of the Year 2016 Write-in Stage

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by CZ Hazard, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,698
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +8,338
    NOMINATIONS AND VOTING CLOSED

    FULL RESULTS AND YEAR IN REVIEW HERE


    -----------------------------------------

    As you may remember, over the last few years I've done a few write in surveys, polls and a summary for 3rd Party Year in Review. I'm happy to do that again this year, if you'll all indulge me.

    We're following last years format for the most part, but this year with 4 toy stages to nominate and 3 companies stages. First place will be scored 3 points, Second Place will be scored 2 points and Third Place will be scored with 1 point, so it's important to rank your nominations this year.

    I will tally the votes and get the polls open on Boxing Day so we can vote for Toy of the Year. Company of the Year will just be decided on the write-in votes, so make it count. If you only have one or two to vote for in a category, that's fine, just write those in.

    In terms of nominations, it can get difficult as there can be crossover and confusion as to what is intended for what scale, but write-in your vote as best you can and we'll go with majority rules. It's an imperfect system, especially with things like DX9 Hulkie, but I would place him with small scale as even combined he is small.

    I'm trusting you all to remember what came out this year. Remember, Tyrant and Sunsurge missed out on last years vote because they shipped right at the end of the year, so they are eligible for this year.

    Here are the four categories for Toy of the Year:
    MP style - means of a scale and aesthetic intended to fit in with the Takara line.
    CHUG style - means a modern or new take on existing characters across the Deluxe - Leader class scale. I would include all Cross Dimension and Reformatted here (including Carnifex even though you could argue he is both a combiner and a big bugger).
    Giant Toy - means Combiner or Citybot
    Small scale - means Legend Scale including Dx9 Hulkie.

    The Categories for Company of the Year are the same as previous years.
    Best Company of the Year
    Most Improved
    Best Newcomer (is this still relevant and are there even 3 of them? I'm sure you'll know)

    Feel free to write in honorable mentions, or even discussions and justifications, but everybody is correct with their subjective opinion, so be polite, and remember I have to go through and count all the votes so keep it easy to read at a glance.

    Copy and paste the following and write in your answers.

    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2016
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1)
    2)
    3)
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  2. koonfasa

    koonfasa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Posts:
    3,414
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,673
    MPP10, I think I got that last year, and is it MP style?
    And are we biased to what we own?
     
  3. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Posts:
    1,739
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    UK
    Likes:
    +3,847
    Ebay:
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) FT Stomp
    2) KFC Simba
    3) DX9 Gewalt

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Carnifex
    2) Planet X Vulcun (he was a very late December release? if not, MT Rioter Despotron)
    3) Master Made Appollo

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) TW Constructor
    2) TFC Hades
    3) MT Pandinus

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) IF Lord Scorpion
    2) IF Soul Reaper
    3) UT Tom & Jerry

    Best Company of 2016
    1) KFC
    2) DX9
    3) Fans Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) KFC
    2) Toyworld
    3) TFC

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1) Fans Hobby (first release is due soon? If not, Spark Toys is no 1)
    2) Spark Toys
    3) TransFormMission
     
  4. levyshahar

    levyshahar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Posts:
    1,736
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +786
    Ebay:
    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) Carnifex
    2) Anarchus (I think he shipped late December last year)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) Shura king

    Best Company of 2016
    1) MMC

    Most improved:
    1) TFC
     
  5. Bob Schoonover

    Bob Schoonover Poorly-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Posts:
    5,608
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +8,116
    Not a huge 3rd party year for me, but I'll toss in my two cents

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) Striker Manus
    2) Rioter Despotron*
    3) Dai-Z/Alpha Trianix

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1)I only got Ryu-Oh (FansProject) and think he's pretty cool

    Best Company of 2016
    1) Maketoys
    2) Fansproject (warts and all) - Severo, Dai-Z, Alpha Trianix, the end of Ryu-Oh, Browning
    3) The KO company giving us the PE hands/feet in different colors

    *I don't have mine in hand yet, but I know it's going to place there from reviews
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Dek

    Dek Y R U Reading This?

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2014
    Posts:
    3,001
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +872
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) DX9 Tyrant
    2) Unique Toys Allen

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Carnifex
    2) MMC Seraphicus Prominion
    3) TFC Big Bite

    Best Company of 2016
    1) MMC strictly for Carnifex
    2) DX9
    3) Takara

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) DX9
    2) MMC
     
  7. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,698
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +8,338
    Well we're all biased one way or another, but I'm not going to come around your house and check what you own ;) 

    I wouldn't personally include any upscaled or downsize KOs in a "best of" vote, as great as they might be, as they're not what I consider to be "the best" of what the spirit of 3P represents, but again, that's subjective to me.
     
  8. Jeriboy54

    Jeriboy54 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Posts:
    342
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +145
    I could use a list of figures that just came out this year. Just started collecting this year so I was buying everything possible. I'll give it a shot later.
     
  9. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,698
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +8,338
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) KFC Simba (it looks official!)
    2) FT Stomp
    3) Maketoys Wrestle

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Carnifex
    2) Maketoys CD Striker Manus
    3) FP Browning

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) Maketoys Pandinus
    2) Maketoys Guardia
    3) TFC Hades

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) Ashura Knights
    2) DX9 Hulkie
    3) Maketoys Rear-End

    Best Company of 2016
    1) Maketoys
    2) MMC
    3) Fans Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) KFC (holy shit, Simba, Crash hog AND Opticlones were all stunning)

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1) Generation Toy (from what I've seen)

    It's been a good year for 3rd Party, but I have to admit I'm starting to stick to a handful of companies.
     
  10. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    5,608
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +448
    Ebay:
    Sticking strictly to stuff I've bought that was released this year:

    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) Maketoys Despotron - wins by default, he's the only 3rd Party MP I've bought other than Hellfire, which I use for my Classics collection
    2) N/a
    3) N/a

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) Mastermind Creations Carnifex
    2) Maketoys Hellfire*
    3) Mastermind Creations Seraphicus Prominon

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) Iron Factory Evil Lord
    2) Iron Factory Soul Reaper
    3) Iron Factory Asura Knights (or just Grimlock if the set doesn't count)

    Best Company of 2016
    1) Mastermind Creations
    2) Maketoys
    3) Iron Factory
     
  11. Cavadus

    Cavadus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2016
    Posts:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +810
    Ebay:
    Best 3rd Party CHUG Style Bots
    1) MT Striker Manus
    2) MT Rioter Despotron
    3) MMC Carnifex
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  12. MP Collector

    MP Collector Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Posts:
    1,336
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +437
    Best MP Style 3P of the Year

    1.) Stomp (Fans Toys)

    2.) Crash Hog (KFC)

    3.) Willis (Fans Toys)


    Best CHUG style 3P Toy

    1.) Carnifex (MMC)

    2.) Striker Manus (Maketoys)

    3.) Rioter Despotron (Maketoys)


    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)

    1.) Constructor (Toyworld)

    2.) Pandinus (Maketoys)

    3.) Hades (TFC Toys)


    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016

    1.) Hulkie (DX9)

    2.) Tom & Jerry (UT)

    3.) X13 Mightron (DX9)


    Best Company of 2016

    1.) Fans Toys

    2.) Wei Jiang

    3.) Maketoys

    Most Improved Company of 2016

    1.) KFC

    2.) DX9

    3.) BadCube

    Best Newcomer of 2016

    1.) Spark Toys

    2.) Fans Hobby

    3.) Generation Toy
     
  13. peddlerofwine

    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Posts:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +4,949
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) Fans Toys Sludge
    2) Maketoys Megatron
    3) MMC Inferno

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Overlord
    2) MMC Kaon
    3) MMC Turmoil

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) Maketoys Scorponok
    2) Generations Toy Devastator
    3) Toyworld Devastator

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) Ace Cliffjumper
    2) Ace Hubcap
    3) XTRansbot Windcharger

    Best Company of 2016
    1) MMC
    2) Fans Toys
    3) Maketoys

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) KFC
    2) DX9/Unique Toys
    3) XTransbots

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1) BB7 (Makes KO's but has better quality than Takara)
    2) Generation Toy
    3) ACE
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  14. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Posts:
    15,497
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +9,629
    Just filling in what I have opinions on. It was a slow year for me and XTB / Cyclonus would be listed if it was released.

    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) Gigapower Slag (Grassor)
    2) XTB Cyclonus
    3) OS KO Grimlock

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Overlord (Carnifex)

    Best Company of 2016
    1) KFC
    2) Gigapower
    3) XTB

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) KFC

    Edit: XTB Cyclonus added to list since it just made it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  15. 6sh0t

    6sh0t 6sh0t

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2014
    Posts:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    32
    Likes:
    +3
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) FT Stomp
    2) MT Ironwill
    3) OX Backdraft

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Carnifex
    2) Maketoys CD Striker Manus
    3) TFC Cyberjaw

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) TFC Poseidon [first half]
    2) TW Constructor
    3) FP Saurus Ryu-Oh [what we have of it]


    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) Ashura Knights
    2) DX9 Hulkie
    3) Maketoys Rear-End

    Best Company of 2016
    1) Maketoys
    2) MMC
    3) Fans Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) KFC
    2) Planet X
    3) Maketoys

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1) ACE Toys
    2) Transformission
    3) Sparktoys
     
  16. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    12,092
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +14,880
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Ocular Max Sphinx
    2) Generation Toy GT-4 J4ZZ - finally MP-scale IDW carbots! And a good one at that!
    3) MMC Ocular Max Jaguar - finally a proper-scaled MP alt-mode Ravage

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) MMC Carnifex
    2) MakeToys Striker Manus
    3) MMC Seraphicus Prominon

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) MakeToys Pandinus - Superb design, features, and quality in a citybot
    2) Toyworld Constructor - Best G1-esque Devastator released this year
    3) Generation Toy Gravity Builder

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) Iron Factory EX18 Lord Scorpion - most impressive Legends class figure to-date
    2) Iron Factory EX16 Pink Assassin - tiny figure but really cool
    3) Iron Factory EX06-10 Ashura Knights Dynobots - once the price came down and was no longer a prohibitive factor, these turned out to be a pretty decent set of figures

    Best Company of 2016
    1) MakeToys - They've been the most consistent in delivering excellent products this year
    2) Iron Factory - Amazing, best-in-class Legends scale figures
    3) MMC - Primarily for Carnifex, Jaguar, and Sphinx. Some of their other releases this year were lackluster and not up to their former standard as one of the best 3P companies so they're definitely not worthy of 1st or 2nd place.

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) KFC - Whether under their own label or a subsidiary/partner brand, they have really started to show the capability to produce better quality products
    2) MakeToys - Has to get a mention for really stepping up their game this year. So much product and yet pretty much all of it done so well.
    3) Iron Factory - showed a superb line-up of products and continues to deliver them without a significant quality hiccup

    I look forward to putting Fansproject on the "most improved" list next year. Hint Hint to FP...

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1) BB7/Yes Model. The YM-01 MP-11SW Skywarp KO is better than the original, superb quality KO at less than half the price of the Takara product. We need more of this to bring Takara MP prices back down to reality.
    2) BB7/Yes Model again for YM-02 MP-11T Thundercracker KO. Utter perfection right out of the box.
    3) Cloud9. The QuakeBlast figure delivered a high quality product at a much more appropriate price point than competitors.

    -----------

    Btw, if you're rating "Best Company" based on one figure, you're not really rating Best Company, you're rating Best Figure.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  17. Qingtianzhu

    Qingtianzhu waiguoren

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Posts:
    1,187
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Hangzhou,China
    Likes:
    +2,705
    And here I go...

    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) Spark Toys Alpha Pack (War Within Prime)
    2) FansToys Stomp
    3) FansToys Willis

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy
    1) Fancy Cell Toys Transportation Captain (As much as I want it to be MP, it's not)
    2) TFC Ironshell

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of the Year (Combiners and Citybots)
    1) TW Constructor G2
    2) TW Constructor G1


    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) X-Transbots Arkose
    2) Ace Toys Tumbler
    3) KFC Fader and Rover

    Best Company of 2016
    1) Fans Toys
    2) MMC
    3) KFC

    Most Improved Company of 2016
    1) Toyworld
    2) KFC
    3) DX9

    Best Newcomer of 2016
    1) Spark Toys
    2) Fans Hobby
    3) Ace Toys
     
  18. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Posts:
    15,186
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +8,649
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Best MP style 3P
    1. Stomp
    2. Allen
    3. Reximus Prime
    Honorable mentions are M01 commander and Badcube Sunsurge as well as Buzzing

    Best 3P chug
    1. Carnifex
    2. Carnifex
    3. Carnifex

    The rest o the shit I bought was official stuff.
     
  19. zfarsh

    zfarsh Big Penguin Chief

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Posts:
    16,197
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +5,807
    Best MP Style 3P Toy
    1) FT Stomp X
    2) FT Soar X
    3) FT Willis

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy

    1) MT Striker Manus

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Minibot of 2016
    1) Master Made Apollo
    2) Iron Factory Pink Assasin
    3) Carbot exclusive sharky

    Best Company of 2016
    1) Fans Toys
    2) Master Made
    3) Maketoys

    NEW: Most Disappointing toy of 2016
    MMC Seraphicus Core bot :( 
     
  20. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    19,732
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +9,009
    How are these Combiners and Citybots?