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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. Bob Schoonover

    Bob Schoonover Poorly-Known Member

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    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) PE Gorira Prime (Pretty sure it started hitting retailers as the poll was closing last year - I'm counting it)
    2) MMC Calidus (Lost Light deco)
    3) MMC Magna


    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) FansProject Beastructor
    2)
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    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) Papa Toys Rodimus
    2)
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    Best Company of 2018
    1) MMC (Magna, LL Rodimus)
    2) PE (Doragon, Gorira Prime, Volcanicus upgrade kit)
    3) DNA Design

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Papa Toys
    2)
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    FAKE CATEGORY: MOST ANTICIPATED FOR 2019
    1) SND Cog
    2) MMC Inventa
    3) PX Ismenios (Deathsaurus)
     
  2. RickyLeeSTF

    RickyLeeSTF Well-Known Member

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) FansHobby Powermaster Prime
    2) X-Transbots Flip Out
    3) MakeToys Seekers

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Transform Dream Wave Bruticus
    2) Transform Dream Wave Baldigus
    3) Transform Dream Wave Volcanicus

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta Toys Armageddon
    2) Zeta Toys Kronos
    3) WeiJiang Ultima Guard

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) Magic Square Transporter
    2) NewAge Flipper
    3) DX9 Dutch

    Best Company of 2018
    1) Magic Square Toys
    2) MechFansToys
    3) MechPlanet

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) MechFansToys
    2) X-Transbots
    3) MakeToys

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square Toys
    2) Transform Element
    3) NewAge
     
  3. Friendross

    Friendross Well-Known Member

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Fans Hobby Powerbaser
    2) fanstoys quetius
    3) x trans crackup

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) gcreations rebel
    2). Pe dragon
    3) mmc stray

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) zeta bruticus
    2)
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    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) iron factory war giant Bruticus
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2018
    1) magic square
    2)
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    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) xtransbot- I feel like I vote for them every year
    2) perfect effect
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    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) magic square
    2)
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  4. Insectabot

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta - Bruticus
    2) Fans Toys - Quietus
    3) XTB - Cliffjumper

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Unique Toys - Bruticus
    2)
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    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta - Bruticus
    2) Wei jang - Omega Supreme
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1)
    2)
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    Best Company of 2018
    1) XTB
    2) Fans Toys
    3) Zeta

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB - (Quality and Engineering)
    2) Fans Toys - (Production quality and paint)
    3)

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2)
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  5. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Conflicts of interest are allowed, just declare them. This is a small niche industry and part of the reason the 3p boards are fun is that it allows direct communication between companies and supporters. We know there are people here who have ties to different companies.

    Try and keep the arguing until after we've got some results yeah? :D 

    Already we're getting some interesting results... barely anyone has completed nominations in all the categories. In previous years people have always had opinions about 3p releases even if they haven't bought loads. Interesting times.
     
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  6. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Any admin. It would help if this could be stickied so everyone can see it and nominate. Same with the polls later in the month. :) 
     
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  7. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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  8. pilot00

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    When I saw it in the renders I thought it was horrible.Right now I trully believe tha Azaela is the toy of the year.
     
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  9. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    You’ve contributed a lot CZ hazard. Let’s sticky!
     
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  10. Scyla

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) OX Hellion
    2) OX Furor & Riot
    3) FT Quietus
    • I really enjoyed the OX stuff this year. Hellion is an awesome Cliffjumper. I think the lower abdomen is not an eyesore and the red finish on his plastic give him a stunning shelf presence. I just wished they did away with the interior of the car. It makes the toy feel flimsy and none of my other cars have it so why start now?
    • Furor and Riot are the best of the cassette bots from OX so far. They have the paint that Jaguar is missing and the quality is miles better than the shoddy vultures. I dislike the inclusion of the motorized pistons and the bases which brought the price higher than it should have been.
    • FT Quietus is an all around nice figure. Looks great with Sovereign and has one of the more enjoyable FT transformations. Minus points for the cockpit piece that doesn't sit flush and the paint rub on the chest from the knee pads when you transform him.

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Ater Beta
    2) Planet X Charon
    3) MMC Magna
    • I feel like the Alpha/Stray mold from MMC is the best they ever did. In some aspects he is even better than Flame Toys Drift. No criticism and this gave me confidence in MMC as a company after the disaster that was 2017 with Boreas and the Mallum Militia. If I had something to criticize It would be the ugly tabs on Strays shoulders and some of the proportions (hip skirts and shoulders).
    • Ok, so Planet Xs toys don't have the best quality and Charon has the wrong tone of teal. However he is all the Hasbro release was not and I really enjoyed his engineering. From the three Planet X toys I have he is clearly the best one.
    • MMC Magna is solid and a joy to transform. What I don't like are the inclusion of LED lights and that they didn't paint the bronze details on his back completely.

    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) N/A
    2) N/A
    3) N/A

    Best Company of 2018
    1) MMC
    3) MakeToys
    2) Fans Toys
    • After a complete absence last year MMC made my year with the Alpha/Stray mold. I just wished they would put out more Reformatted stuff
    • MakeToys is here because I liked their G1 Skycrow a lot even with the hallow wings. Where the wing fillers actually released? Sad to see that they didn't put out more releases this year, especially in their Cross Dimensions line (I had already Thunder Erebus, so no need for Thunder Manus). Also where is Galaxy Skycrow???
    • Fans Toys.... well it is complicated. I usually like the more complicated transformation like Apache and Koot. However their Rouge is easily their worst figure after Tesla and Lupus (which I also got this year) is pretty lackluster. However Dracula and Quietus are good so a net positive I guess

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) Ocular Max
    2) N/A
    3) N/A
    • Needs to go to Ocular Max no doubt. 2017 was a disaster but 2018 proved that they still have it in them. They are not back at Sphinx level yet but they released good figures. For 2019 I wished they could improve their build quality more and do less wrong design decisions (at least for my preferences). As good as Hellion is he still feels flimsy (the doors, the wheels on his feet and the steering wheel). Their Assaultus on the other hand looks more like an entry in the Reformatted line with dense and thick plastic which is good.

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) N/A
    2) N/A
    3) N/A
    • Not really anything to add here but I really like the Maas Toys Unrustable Ba$tards first toy release which I got this year. It made me buy into the Tetra Jet crowd-funding campaign (I hope that comes out).
    Looking back at 2018 I feel that my interest shifts from Transformers to something else. For me it is mostly waiting for companies to announce a bot I don't have from a company I like. A good portion of the enthusiasm I had during the last few years is evaporated.

    The only thing that got me really excited Transformers wise was the Flame Toys Kuro Kara Kuri line. Drift is awesome and I can't wait to get their Tarn (which is held hostage in customs at the moment) and their Star Saber got me so hyped that I sometimes forget I have other collections. I'm actually thinking to sell my G1 MP collection to replace them with every Flame Toys release that comes out.

    What I'm really looking forward in 2019 are the Reformatted Cross Dimensions lines. Masterpiece is on the back burner for me. I generally have the feeling that the Transformers collecting (3rd party and official) is on a down swing at the moment. Don't know if 2018 was the bottom of the barrel.

    Since no year for me would be complete without bashing MP Star Saber I got the reissue of KFCs Simba recently and he is as crappy as Star Saber. No wait I take that back; he is actually better than Star Saber but he lacks paint and feels like a big toy which I don't like. I should really stop throwing good money after bad. :p 

    [edit:] Flame Toys Tarn came in and he is clearly one of the best toys I got this year and clearly my Transformers toy of the year.
     
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  11. ZEGR

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    Very underwhelming year if i may add
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) UT Challenger
    2) OX Azalea / FH Power Baser
    3) X-Transbots Flipout

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Thunder Prominion
    2) MMC Stray
    3) FP Severo Core

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Zeta Bruticus
    2) FT Phoenix
    3) DX-9 Gabriel

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) New Age H1 Minicar
    2) Iron Factory War Giant
    3)PapaToys Flame Warrior

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

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

    Honorable Mention: Fansproject

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) New Age
    2) Magic Square
    3) Papa Toys
     
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  13. TRANZ4MR

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) PE Mega Doragan
    2) XTB Flipout
    3) FT Quietus

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) WJ Ultima Guard
    2) UT Ragnaros

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

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
     
  14. inturnmike

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    Best Newcomer.. Big FireBird? :) 
     
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    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    What'd they release in 2018?
     
  16. inturnmike

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    You're right :)  I was mostly kidding. But possibly 2019?!
     
  17. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Wow, really struggled with this for a couple of weeks. Feels like it has been a very dry year, either that or my enthusiasm for toys and 3P have really waned. There are a few bits like CD Buster Stealthwing, KFC Buster and Hydra and IF DJD I'm really looking forward to, but they look to be next year now.

    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Maketoys G2 Meister - this is how out of the loop I am on everything
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    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) MMC Collisus
    2) MMC Stray
    3) Um, I bought FP G2 K-Bone, doesn't feel like it was good enough to rank)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) Wei Jiang OmegaDrone (amazing transformation, great value, great fun)
    2)
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    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) IF Jetfire
    2) IF Jazz
    3) KFC Sting-Thing (yeah, you could argue this is MP or G1, but it's small, so popping it here)

    Best Company of 2018
    1) MMC
    2) Maketoys
    3) Fans Hobby - not bought anything, but been impressed with their ambition and execution

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) XTB - just going from feedback I've seen online
    2)
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    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) New Age - both seem to be doing fun figures at a good price
    3)
     
  18. zeroblue2099

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    I only am nominating figures I purchased or companies I bought from.


    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) NewAge H1 Flipper/Bumblebee
    2) Magic Square Blaster
    3) Iron Factory Cygnus/Jetfire

    Best Company of 2018
    1) Iron Factory
    2) Magic Square
    3) New Age

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) Iron Factory
    2) Unique Toys
    3) MechPlanet

    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) New Age
    3)
     
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  19. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Magic Square Extinguisher/Architect. This company came out of nowhere with these two molds, before launching in rapid-fire equally high-quality followups.
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) Black Mamba LS03 God of War
    2) Wie Jiang NE01 Megamaster
    3) Fans Toys Quietus

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2018
    1) KO OS CW Arialbots
    2)
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    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2018
    1) DX9 Gabriel
    2) Zeta Bruticus
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2018
    1) Ultra Magnus
    2) Tiny Bumblebee
    3)

    Best Company of 2018
    1) Generation Toy
    2) Mastermind
    3) Fans Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2018
    1) Magic Square
    2) Mastermind
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    Best Newcomer of 2018
    1) Magic Square
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