Third Party Year in Review 2019 write-in stage

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  1. CZ Hazard

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    LINK TO RESULTS AND WRITE-UP

    Okay, bit later then last year as I didn't think I was going to find the time, but I don't want to break tradition and one person requested it (or at least asked me if I was doing it), so, yeah, there's that.

    Once again, we're following the exact same format as last year. Here's last year's results for a refresher of what came out in 2018.

    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 (or thereabouts) so we can vote for Toy of the Year, so get your nominations in early - this means you get to fiddle with your new Christmas toys and get your votes in.
    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 (ish, real life dependent).

    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 include all Cross Dimension and Reformatted here.
    Giant Toy - means finished Combiner or Citybot (did any qualify this year?)
    Small scale - means Legend Scale such as Iron Factory and DX9 War in pocket, but not Minibots intended for use as MP representation

    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, but you only get one vote for each so make it count.
    Best Company of the Year
    Most Improved Company
    Best Newcomer (were there any new? You guys will know better than me!)

    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 2019
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1)
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2019
    1)

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1)

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1)
     
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  2. BIOMEC

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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) UT Dragoon (crazy engineering)
    2) OM Impetus (impressive engineering)
    3) FT Roadking (cool engineering)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) TFC Astaroth (Looks great, it has a lot of ratchets)
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) FH Double Evil?
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) NA Agamenmnon (mini MP-36)
    2) NA Seekers
    3)

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Unique Toys (improving their famous black arts...)

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) Toyworld (They got rid of Zeta and they are starting to learn some serious black magic)

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) JiangXing (Very impressive TM2 Megatron)
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) MMC Saltus
    2) MMC Impetus
    3) MMC Fraudo

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) MMC Magna Inventa
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) MMC Magna Inventa
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2019
    1) MMC

    I only bought 4 figures this year.
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Fans Hobby Double Evil - Overlord
    2) Ocular Max G2 - Mirage (con exclusive)
    3) FT Roadking

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) CD Buster Skywing/Stealthwing - Jetfire
    2) MMC Foxwire & Ni - DJD Nickel
    3) MMC Erebus - Guzzle

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) Zeta Toys Superitron - Superion
    2) MMC Magna Inventa - Sky Lynx
    3) ?

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) New Age Max / Pathfinder (Cosmos repaint in blue)
    2) DX9 Dark Dinobots repaints (see picture below for the awesomeness)
    3) New Age Harry mold - Prowl / Barricade

    Dinos.jpg

    Best Company of 2019
    1) MMC

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) DX9 (they managed to actually release something this year)

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) I still think of Newage and Fans Hobby as newcomers, so don't ask me!
     
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    All that matters this year because they're so far ahead of everything else:

    Mp style
    1 TE G1 Prime
    2 Black Apple movie Prime
     
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    MP style
    1. TE-01 OP Leader (no official or 3P figure of 2019 comes even close)

    Giant toy
    1. MMC Magna Inventa (the only big bot I got this year; my copy didn't have any problems)

    Best company
    1. XTB (mainly because of their Stunticons)
    2. MMC (even if I didn't buy much from them I really like what they're doing)
    3. FT (solidity)

    Most improved
    1. MMC (they have improved their already good work from 2018)

    Best newcomer
    1. TE (their first figure is amazing but they still have to learn: why exactly are there 3 different versions of the same toy and why did some people have to order the new head here from a kind board member?)
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) FT- Quietus -T
    2) FT- Sovereign-M
    3) XTB Deathwish

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    2) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    3) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    2) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    3) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) MF-49 Emitter (Blaster)
    2) MS-19 Flame Commander (Rodimus)
    3) H1 Flipper (Bumblebee)

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Fans Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1)X-Transbots

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) Transform Element
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Magic Square - MS-01 Light of Freedom Optimus Prime
    2) FansToys - FT-16 SovereignM Galvatron
    3) FansToys - FT-39 Jabber Blurr

    Best Company of 2019
    1) X-Transbots - Stunticons (They'd be 1st choice for best MP Style but there's too many of them)

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) Magic Square - MS-01 Light of Freedom Optimus Prime
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) A Motormaster (Can't decide)
    2) MMC Swindle
    3) TE Optimus Prime

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) MT Buster by virtue of being the only one this year I think.
    2) -
    3) -

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) Zeta Superion
    2) FT Fort Max Renders
    3) KO Combiner Wars

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) IF Tarn
    2) IF Megatron
    3) Flipper

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Fanstoys

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) X-Transbots

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) Transform Element
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) fanshobby power baser v2
    2)?
    3)?

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    3) Planet X Kadmos
    2) Planet X Ironhide/ Ratchet
    3) MMC repaints/remolds?

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1)IF DJD Combiner
    2)?
    3)?

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1)IF Alkaid
    2)IF Hound
    3)IF Tarn

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Iron Factory

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) Iron Factory (they were already impressive and still improved by leaps and bounds. Compare their Bruticus to the DJD for example)

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1)?

    Adding stuff as I think of it
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Fanstoys Roadking
    2) Fanstoys Blurr
    3) Transform Element Optimus Prime

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Siege Optimus
    2) Siege Springer
    3) Siege Impactor

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) N/A - have none
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) Iron factory Megatron/tyrant
    2) Iron factory Helix/Alkaid
    3) Newage Starscream

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Iron Factory

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) X Transbots

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) Transform Element
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Fans Hobby Double Evil (or would this go in Giant Category?)
    2) X-Transbots Crackup, Youth (Toy) Version
    3) TE-01 OP Leader

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) TFC Toys ST Commander
    2) Toyworld Bulldog
    3) Perfect Effect Jetpower Revive Commander

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) *Should I be putting Double Evil here?*
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) Iron Factory Tyrant
    2) Iron Factory Phecda & Mizar
    3) Iron Factory Alkaid

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Iron Factory

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) X-Transbots

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) Banana Force (nowhere I could put their Red Sharpshooter in the poll, alas)
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Jiang Xing MetalBeast-01 Winged Dragon
    2) Transform Element TE-01 OP Leader
    3) Fans Hobby Master Builder MB-08 Double Evil

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) N/A
    2) N/A
    3) N/A

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) N/A
    2) N/A
    3) N/A

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) New Age Toys H13/14/15 Lucifer/Leviathen/Samuel
    2) Magic Square MS-B18 Light of Justice
    3) New Age Toys H9 Agamemnon

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Fans Toys

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) X-Transbots

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) Transform Element

    Honorable Mentions
    GCreations MTST-01 Wrath - 3 Years of waiting - 2020 MP #1 Spot
    TransCraft TC-0? - 2020 MP #2 Spot - TW-F09 was so close
    TransCraft TC-02 - 2020 MP #3 Spot
     
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    Siege, while CHUG, are not 3P. Although they are very worthy of toy of the year contenders.

    I'd class Double Evil as MP as traditionally they make MP figures, but he is very much a giant. And a city. And a combiner. Fuck me, hes just a little bit of everything isn't he?
     
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    Work in Progress . . .

    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) DX9/UT La Hire (Movie Hot Rod)
    2)
    3)

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) Planet X Kadmos (Star Saber)
    2) Perfect Effect Psychro Knight (Cryotek)
    3) Planet X Ismenios (Deathsaurus) - mine arrived at BBTS on Dec 31, so I'm sure it wasn't eligible for last year

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) MMC Magna Inventa
    2)
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) MFT Flame Commander (Rodimus Prime)
    2)
    3)

    Best Company of 2019
    1) Planet X
    2) MMC

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1)

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1)
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) fanstoys road king
    2) transform element op leader
    3) fanstoys spoiler

    Best CHUG style 3P Toy of 2019
    1) MMC Magna inventa
    2) toyworld bulldog
    3)

    Best 3rd Party Giant Toy of 2019
    1) zeta superion
    2) fanshobby doubke evil
    3) zeta unicorn corestar

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1) MMC dubi
    2) magic square light of freedom
    3)

    Best Company of 2019
    1) fanstoys

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1) tfc

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1) transform element.
     
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  17. Mick h

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    Oh crap sorry

    1 mastermade overlord
    2 mmc pet/ni
    3 mmc guzzle
     
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    And therefore, the winner.
     
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    Best MP Style 3P Toy of 2019
    1)FT RoadKing
    2)FH Double Evil
    3)FT Spoiler
    4)TE and MS Primes

    Best 3rd Party Small Scale / Legends toy of 2019
    1)IF Dubhe
    2)MS Light of Justice
    3)

    Best Company of 2019
    1)FT

    Most Improved Company of 2019
    1)MMC-OC line

    Best Newcomer of 2019
    1)TE
     
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    TE-01 is in the lead... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    Roadking and Double Evil aren't far behind.