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3RD PARTY TOY / COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2018 WRITE-IN STAGE

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by CZ Hazard, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Thanks for all the nominations, here's a link to the write-up.

    It's that time of year again seemingly, so I'm starting a bit early this year.

    Following the exact same format as last year. Here's last year's results for a refresher of what came out in 2017.

    We're following last years format almost identically, check the link above for last years results. Next bit is important; you 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 26th December so we can vote for Toy of the Year, so get your nominations in early. 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. I'll try and get the write-up finished with all results on the 1st / 2nd January.

    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 for an increasingly imperfect world.

    I'm trusting you all to remember what came out this year because I have no idea, I really don't.

    Remember you can edit your choices right up until Dec 26th so if someone points out a toy you think is this year was last year, you can go back and fix it rather than losing your nomination.

    Here are the four categories for Toy of the Year:
    MP style - means of a scale and aesthetic intended to fit in with the existing Has/Tak 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.
    Giant Toy - means finished Combiner or Citybot
    Small scale - means Legend Scale such as Iron Factory and DX9 War in pocket, but not Minibots represented as MP

    The Top Three from each will go into a public vote face-off to decide BEST 3P TOY OF THE YEAR!

    The Categories for Company of the Year are the same as previous years.
    Best Company of the Year
    Most Improved Company
    Best Newcomer

    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.

    This nomination and poll excludes simplified, complicated KOs and upscale KOs with and without modifications from existing Has/Tak molds.


    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
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    2)
    3)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
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    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)
     
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  2. Rewind

    Rewind Giant Memory Stick

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Fans Hobby Power Baser (if not qualified due to late December 2017 release, then Peru Kill)
    2) UT Peru Kill (if above applies, then Flipout)
    3) XTB Flipout (if above applies, then Graviter)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MakeToys Thunder Manus
    2) X2 Giga Raiden
    3) MMC Drift

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) n/a
    2) n/a
    3) n/a

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) Papa Toys Hot Rod
    2) Magic Square Sideswipe
    3) Magic Square Ultra Magnus

    Best Company of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) MakeToys
    3) Unique Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTransbots
    2) X2
    3) Iron Factory

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) Papa Toys
    3) New Age
     
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  3. King Nergil

    King Nergil Ruler of Sub-Atlantica

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) XTB Flipout
    2) XTB Crackup
    3) XTB Savant

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Magna (even though he's just part 1/2)
    2) DX9 Gabriel
    3) WJ Ultima Guard

    Best Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) MMC
    3) FT

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) MMC
    3) MT
     
  4. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    No ko's?
    Then I got nothing.
     
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  5. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) FT Mindwipe
    2)
    3)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC R-32 AM - Stray Asterisk (drift in movie color, TFCon 2018)
    2) TFC Supreme Titical Commander --- I also nominate this the best naming in 2018.
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    3)

    Best Move style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) BMB KO OS SS Grimlock
    2) Weijiang KO OS SS blackout
    3) BMB KO OS MPM04 Optimus Prime

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) DX9 Gabriel
    2) ZetaToys Armeggedon Combiner (Combaticons/Bruticus)
    3) Weijiang ultima guard

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2018
    1) Black Mamba
    2) Xtransbots
    3)

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) Xtransbots
    2) Zeta
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)


    Most degenerate company of 2018
    1) DX9, because of non stop QC issues
    2) Takara, because of MP44 Optimus Prime V3's greedy pricing
    3) FT, because all the ridicules transformation of this company's 2018 products, like Rouge (Arcee), Quietus (Cyclonus), Koot (Kup), Apache (Springer), TG (Omega Supreme)
     
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  6. Rewind

    Rewind Giant Memory Stick

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    It's always tricky with the ones that come out at the tail end of December since so many people don't actually get theirs until the start of the next year.
     
  7. Tonyshotz

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1)XTB Skids
    2)FT Mindwipe
    3)FT Cyclonus

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1)Zeta Bruticus
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2018
    1)XTB
    2)FT
    3)Maketoys

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1)XTB
    2)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1)Magic Square
    2)
    3)
     
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  8. edgecrusher

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) X-Transbots Crackup
    2) X-Transbots Flipout
    3) Fans Hobby PowerBaser (if we're counting that for 2018. If not, FT Dracula).

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta Toys Bruticus
    2) Zeta Toys Superion (with doubled limb bots it's complete) :D 
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) NewAge H1 Minicar/Flipper (yellow Bee) - has different names at different retailers for some reason
    2) Iron Factory EX14L STEEL LUCIFER
    3) Iron Factory EX05H Windsaber (Hunter)

    Best Company of 2018
    1) X-Transbots
    2) Iron Factory
    3) Fans Hobby

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) X-Transbots
    2) Zeta Toys
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) NewAge
    2) Magic Square (haven't bought any of them but it's impressive to see what they're putting out)
    3)

    Bonus:

    Worst 3P Companies of 2018
    1) MakeToys
    2) Unique Toys
    3) DX9
     
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  9. Chrisola

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    This was tough. I can only vote for what I've purchased, and some of the figures don't deserve to make it as they were just OK or fine. Maybe i just haven't bought much this year?! Feels like it...or maybe it was a slow year?!

    I've still got FT Hydra and MS Optimus Prime to come, but probably too late for 2018 votes...assuming they are any good!

    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) GigaPower Graviter
    2) XTB FlipOut
    3) FT Dracula

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Stray
    2) MMC After Beta
    3) n/a

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta Armageddon (Bruticus)
    2) WeiJang Omega Supreme \ OmegaDrone
    3) n/a

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) n/a
    2) n/a
    3) n/a

    Best Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) MMC
    3) Zeta

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) Badcube
    3) Unique Toys

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) N/A
    3) N/A
     
  10. Friendross

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    To me. Anything that is released, as in the retailers get it in, in the month of December counts for the next year.

    There just isn’t enough time In 1 month to allow for shipping, time enough to really get the know the figure, and allow enough time for market saturation. Plus December’s such a busy month you don’t really have a chance to spend time with it.
     
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  11. theestampede

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    Not a lot to choose from this year, kinda feels like no company released anything. Lots of small scale releases. I guess the KO market is taking its toll on some companies as everything seems to be slowing down, but new ko's seem to pop up daily.

    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1)MMC deadlock
    2)MMC Thunderclash
    3)MMC drift

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) iron Factory Bruticus
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1)IF Big slug
    2)if Skyfire
    3)NewAge Gremlin

    Best Company of 2018
    1)MMC
    2)Iron Factory
    3) Did Maketoys release anything?

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1)most stayed the same or went downhill
    2)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1)new age
    2)papatoys
    3)
     
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  12. GAUGE

    GAUGE ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Meh.

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    Lewin Resources needs to be in here with the release of the Lewin-01 Atlas.
     
  13. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    Which category does flametoys tarn fit into? Chug?
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) XTB Crackup
    2) MMC Azalea Stealth
    3) FT Cyclonus

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) DX9 Gabriel


    Best Company of 2018
    1) FT
    2) MMC
    3) XTB

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) GCreation
    3)
     
  15. mikeszekely

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Gigapower Graviter
    2) Unique Toys Challenger
    3) TFC S.T. Commander

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Thunder Manus
    2) Hot Soldiers Iron Hero
    3) I guess MMC Stray? I only bought two CHUGs this year, but if I bought another it'd probably have been this.

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) DX9 Gabriel
    2) Wei Jiang Ultima Guard
    3) Zeta Toys Armageddon

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) Iron Factory War Giant (combined)
    2) Iron Factory Cannon Chariot
    3) Iron Factory Booster Spear

    Best Company of 2018 (this is a toughie, because my usual favorites seemed to only release repaints and reissues, and some of the best stuff to come out this year came from companies who also put out some of the worst)
    1) MMC
    2) X-Transbots
    3) DX9

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) X-Transbots
    2) MMC (no OX disasters like OMNE)
    3) Everyone else kind of stayed the same or backslid.

    Best Newcomer of 2018 (ask me again next year after the Prime Wars are settled)
    1) Magic Square
    2) Hot Soldiers
    3) Papa Toys
     
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    Just curious can I vote for Bike Robo DX? I know machine robo isn't part of the transformer universe, and Go Bots get shit on so much around these boards, but man that toy is such a love letter to fans and to cykill. Plus It's also well made and engineered. (Also im not sure if he came out this year or if I just got him this year)
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) FH Power Baser
    2) FansToys Dracula
    3) X-Transbots Savant

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Nitro
    2) MMC Stray
    3) MMC Magna

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta Bruticus
    2) Wei Jiang Omega Supreme
    3) DX-9 Gabriel

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) Magic Square Ultra Magnus
    2) Iron Factory Steel Lucifer
    3) New Age H1 Minicar

    Best Company of 2018
    1) Fans Hobby
    2) Iron Factory
    3) Magic Square

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) Iron Factory
    2) MMC
    3) Zeta Toys

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) New Age
    3) Papa Toys
     
  18. peddlerofwine

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    Shit, I don't have an answer for everything...

    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) FT Mindwipe
    2) XTB Wildrider
    3) MMC Frenzy/Rumble

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Thunderclash
    2) MMC Drift/Deadlock
    3) MMC Wing

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) DX9 Omega Supreme
    2) FT Omega Supreme
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) IF Warpath
    2) Mech Planet Locomotive Bumblebee
    3) IF Skyfire

    Best Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) MMC
    3) IF

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square Toys
    2)
    3)
     
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    FansToys fanboy is sad in 2018 only clutching his Cyclonus in the corner.
     
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    LazyAza Ehhhhh

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Azalea
    2) GT Gorilla
    3) MMC Hellion

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) PE Doragon
    2) MMC Magna
    3) MMC Asterisk Stray

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) didn't buy any
    2) didn't buy any
    3) didn't buy any

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) IronFactory BurningSlug
    2) IronFactory Racing Bros
    3) Iron Factory Spinvulture and Boostspear

    Best Company of 2018
    1) eh
    2) meh
    3) bleh

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) Unique Toys
    2)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) MS toys
    2)
    3)
     
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