3rd Party Toy of the Year 2016 VOTING STAGE

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by CZ Hazard, Dec 27, 2016.

?

Best 3rd Party Figure 2016

Poll closed Jan 2, 2017.
  1. Fans Toys Stomp

    103 vote(s)
    38.0%
  2. Maketoys Despotron (MP)

    19 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. Fans Toys Willis

    12 vote(s)
    4.4%
  4. MMC Carnifex

    61 vote(s)
    22.5%
  5. Maketoys CD Striker Manus

    20 vote(s)
    7.4%
  6. Maketoys CD Rioter Despotron

    10 vote(s)
    3.7%
  7. Maketoys Pandinus

    8 vote(s)
    3.0%
  8. Toyworld Constructor

    14 vote(s)
    5.2%
  9. Iron Factory Lord Scorpion

    12 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Mastermade Apollo

    12 vote(s)
    4.4%
  1. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    8,033
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,436
    Okay, so I've tabulated the results based on your nominations and I'll be adding the top three from each category into the poll for 3P Toy of the Year 2016.

    VOTING NOW CLOSED

    The voting stage will be open until 1st January.

    3P MP Style Category

    1) Fans Toys Stomp
    2) Maketoys Despotron
    3) Fans Toys Willis

    3P CHUG Style Category

    1) MMC Carnifex
    2) Maketoys Cross Dimension Striker Manus
    3) Maketoys Cross Dimension Rioter Despotron

    3P Citybot / Combiner Category

    1) Maketoys Pandinus
    2) Toyworld Constructor
    3) Generation Toy Gravity Builder

    3P Legends / Small Scale Category

    1) Iron Factory Lord Scorpion
    2) Mastermind Apollo
    3) Iron Factory Ashura Knights

    EDIT: Thanks to the polls reducing from 13 to 10 with the new forum software I've had to drop the options for GT Gravity Builder and the Ashura Knights boxset which had the lowest amount of nominations. Apologies for any disappointment.

    Full results and more detailed breakdown coming on my annual Year in Review write-up coming early Jan.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  2. CyclonuS_ZerO

    CyclonuS_ZerO Uni-con

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Posts:
    5,111
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,420
    I have to go with Fanstoys' Sludge. He's just perfect, literally, and worth every penny for the giant hunk of plastic and diecast you get. Easily gets my vote for 3rd party figure of the year.
     
  3. peddlerofwine

    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Posts:
    3,055
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +5,179
    MMC Carnifex. I love Stomp, Despotron and Pandinus. But, Carni just popped in my head first when thinking about it.
     
  4. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Posts:
    15,506
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +9,224
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Close one but Stomp edges out Carnifex for the Sheer awesomeness
     
  5. Enderwiggen

    Enderwiggen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2014
    Posts:
    718
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +131
    Voted for Apollo.
     
  6. King Nergil

    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Posts:
    3,166
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +3,502
    Stomp is perfection. Probably the best Transformer ever made. If he does not win, I demand an investigation on Russian efforts to influence these elections!

    By the way, I'd love a poll for Worst 3P figure of 2016... :D 
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. JPrime

    JPrime Michael Bay Assassin

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Posts:
    1,258
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +667
    THIS!
     
  8. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Posts:
    5,320
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +3,128
    Voted for Stomp.

    First time voring for a FT figure to be toy of the year, because the previous times I felt that either FT had just missed the mark, and/or there were other companies with a better product that year. This time, neither is for me the case. Stomp is close to perfect (still want to grease those sliding legs and I can't get the dino blue eyes from his head to give him his proper red eyes) and bloody impressive in hand. Worth every cent in quality, feel and look.

    Must also admit that he only other figure from the list that I bought, is Despotron. Also a very good figure, but not nearly as good as Stomp.

    All other I didn't buy out of disinterest, hesitation (TW Constructor) or because they don't fit within my collection (MMC Carnifax).
     
  9. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    8,033
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,436
    FT Stomp is amazing. I wasn't that sold with Scoria, Sever and Soar, but this one really grabbed me. Almost perfect toy.

    Ultimately, I went for Carnifex, as I can't imagine a LSOTW / Roche inspired Overlord would ever get made through official channels and that's what I look for in 3P personally.


    Hmm, I've tried to avoid the negativity of doing a Worst Figure of the year. Must admit, I sort of wish I'd done one last year as I had a feeling Apollyon would have won both that and best figure, so divisive was that figure.

    Maybe I should do a hindsight poll, which is always for the previous year's figures?

    Is this something a lot of people would be interested in?
     
  10. Tontus314

    Tontus314 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2015
    Posts:
    2,375
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Memphis
    Likes:
    +4,033
    Ebay:
    How in the hell did Grassor not make the list?
     
  11. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Insert Clever Title Here

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    24,802
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    Likes:
    +2,201
    Stomp destroyed the competition. Even as good as Carnifex is (and it's DAMN good), there was no real choice to make here.
     
  12. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    8,033
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,436
    It actually won the popular vote, but lost the college electoral.

    I kid. He just didn't have as many nominations as Willis, it tied with Sunsurge for fourth place in it's category.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Honesty

    Honesty honestly, Honesty!

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2014
    Posts:
    6,703
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Stroudsburg, PA.
    Likes:
    +3,617
    Really no surprise a G1/MP figure is in the lead. I also own Stomp, but barley touch him. He is quite nice but also quite boring.

    What IS surprising is an IDW character in second place.

    Timesachangin'!
     
  14. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    8,033
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,436
    Some context; Spartan won best non-MP figure last year, and PE Warden made the top 3 in 2014, both heavily comic styled. Combine that with Feral Rex winning overall in 2014 and Hexatron placing second (1st non-MP) in 2013, and the evidence might suggest that people really, really like MMC.

    Sorry for being a data nerd. But I do it so y'all don't have to.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. MP Collector

    MP Collector Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Posts:
    1,361
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +479
    Stomp all the way. Closest we have ever gotten (in my opinion) to a perfect Masterpiece figure.
     
  16. ib4cx3pt

    ib4cx3pt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Posts:
    775
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1,332
    Planet X should so be in the top 3, just sayin.
     
  17. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    12,604
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +15,999
    This is tough but I have to go with Carnifex.
     
  18. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    8,033
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,436
    With which toy exactly?

    Mors received four nominations
    Jupiter received three nominations
    Perceptor had just two nominations

    Well below the amount needed to make the top three in any category needed to get into this final voting stage.
     
  19. ib4cx3pt

    ib4cx3pt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Posts:
    775
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +1,332
    Yeah exactly I'm saying any of those should have had more nominations, just my humble uniformed opinion.
     
  20. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    8,033
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,436
    They make great toys, that's for sure! Probably why Vulcan had a fair few votes, despite coming second in his category last year when he was released.