Thanks so much to everyone who came to share their picks for the best of 2015 in Transformers with us. We've enjoyed following your replies over the last week, and we're at work right now picking out the winners of the contest. We'll be announcing the results live on Radio Free Cybtertron on the January 13th broadcast, so be sure to watch that here on the TFormers front page, or tfradio.net/live. And of course we'll contact the winners directly via board PM afterward. The contents of the original contest post are archived below.
It's all well and good for us to tell you what we thought of 2015, and we're glad you decided to stay with us and hear our thoughts and opinions on the last year. Without you, the readers, we would have no reason to do any of this, so thank you! As a way to express our appreciation to our readers, we're giving you the opportunity to make your voices heard, and have a chance to win something in the process! We're giving away three BigBadToyStore gift certificates, and all you have to do is tell us what your best picks of 2015 are - keep reading for full details.
You've seen our picks for best (and not so best) of 2015, but what did you think? Share your picks with us and you could win one of three gift certificates to BigBadToyStore! Entering is very simple, just go to this topic on our forums, and tell us your picks for at least three of the following categories:
- Best Official Toy (Hasbro)
- Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy)
- Best Masterpiece Toy
- Best Unofficial (third party) Toy
- Best Comic Issue Or Storyline
- Best News Item (any category)
- Best Toy Reveal
You can submit answers for as many categories as you like, but please answer a minimum of three of them. You'll have from time of posting to 11:59pm Central Time on Tuesday, January 12th to submit your answers; after that no further entries will be considered. One respondant will be selected at random from the qualifying entries to receive the first prize, a $50 BigBadToyStore gift certificate. But that isn't your only chance to win! When you answer with your best picks, tell us about your choices. After entries close and we randomly select the first prize winner, we'll go and choose the two best responses, who will each win one $25 BigBadToyStore gift certificate. So to sum up, share your best picks in at least three categories, and tell us about your picks, and you'll have up to three chances to win!
Winners will be announced during the live broadcast of Radio Free Cybertron on Wednesday, January 13th, which you can watch here on TFormers or at tfradio.net/live usually starting at around 7pm Central Time. Don't worry if you can't catch the live show, we'll also notify the winners directly afterwards! And now, some not-so-fine print:
Must be a registered member of the TFormers Community Forums to enter. Giveaway is open to anyone in any location served by BigBadToyStore. Winners will be contacted via message board private message to arrange for delivery of prizes; if a winner does not respond to claim their prize within a reasonable amount of time, an alternate winner may be selected at our discretion. Prize cannot be substituted or altered. Answering more than the minimum entry requirements does not imply a greater chance of winning. Responses not meeting the minimum requirements will be disqualified. Current and former staff of TFormers or current partner sites are not eligible to win.
That said, come on in, share your thoughts, and good luck to everyone entering!
- 2016-01-13 @ 5:56 am
Hi everybody. Thanks so much for all your responses! We've loved hearing from you and seeing all the different answers everybody had to their top picks for the last year. As of now the entry period for the giveaway is closed, and only replies prior to this post will qualify to win one of the prizes. We're going to start going through the entries and make our selections which will be announced live during the broadcast of Radio Free Cybertron on January 13, which you can watch embedded on the front page here at TFormers, or at tfradio.net/live. Afterward we'll be contacting the winners via private message here on the forum to arrange for delivery of the prizes.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed, and we hope we'll continue to see you around the forums!
Best Official Toy (Hasbro): Leader Class Ultra Magnus. ??????1/2 out of 4 stars. Extremely impressive transformation for a non-masterpiece figure.
Best Masterpiece Toy: MP-18B Bluestreak. ???????? Waited most of my life for this and got the perfect Transformer.
Best Unofficial (third party) Toy: MTRM-01 Cupola. ??????1/2. Always wanted a Chromedome with working elbows and knees,
Best Official Toy (Hasbro) - CarZap w/G.B. Blackrock Kreon (my screen name on *most* TF forums is G.B. Blackrock, so I kind of *have* to say that!) Best Masterpiece Toy - Blue Bluestreak (at last, it exists!) Best Toy Reveal - Nuremberg Toy Fair 2015, CW Devastator obscured by bald man
Best Official Toy (H): CW Superion
Best Official Toy (TakTom): UW Devastator
Best Masterpiece Toy: Star Saber
Best Unffocial Toy: Maketoys Cupola
Best Storyline: Sins of the Wreckers
est Official Toy (Hasbro) - CW Rook
Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy) TFA Supreme Optimus Prime
Best Masterpiece Toy- MP Wheeljack
Best Unofficial (third party) Toy- MMC Sphinx
Best Comic Issue Or Storyline- Last Stand of The Wreckers
Best News Item (any category) Masterpiece Beast Wars Optimus Primal
Best Toy Reveal- Titan Return Fort Max
- 2016-01-11 @ 3:59 am
Best Official Toy (Hasbro):
CW Devastator: I really, really didn't expect to like Devy so much. I bought him expecting disappointment, however was met with great articulation, cool bot and altmodes and a magnificent combiner.
Best Official Toy (Takara/Tomy):
I must admit that Tak has made some awesom stuff this year, but one that caught my attention was the Blackarachnia toy. It's just too nice to see a screen accurate version of the character being produced.
Best Toy Reveal:
The entire load of reveals we got in 2015 was fantastic, but the Leader Class Blaster from Titans Return just blew me away, I never expected to see a Blaster that now only would turn into a boom-box, but also have a cool gimmick like headmasters and also be compatible with the new spy tablet figures.
Best Toy Reveal: Magnus, since I was in shock to see the IDW body with Minimus Ambus!
Best Hasbro toy: Combiner Wars Bruticus, because I like all the Combaticons separate and combined, but I cannot wait for the Unyte Warriors still!
Best Takara Toy: Legends Ultra Magnus. I would've put Magnus as my favorite Hasbro toy, but then the first three of my favorite things would've been Magnus... So I put Magnus as Takara's best toy since it had a superior paint job in my opinion.
Best Masterpiece Figure: Blue Bluestreak! He's blue and the Masterpiece Prowl mold... Need I say more?
Best Official Toy (Hasbro) Leader Class Thundercracker
Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy) Legends LG15 Nightbird Shadow
Best Masterpiece Toy Masterpiece Blue Bluestreak
Best Unofficial (third party) Toy Gundog
Best Comic Issue Or Storyline Sins of the Wreckers
Best News Item (any category) Choosing who is next Omega, trypticon or scorpy
Best Toy Reveal Titans Wars Fortress Maximus
Best Official Toy (Hasbro)
Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus
Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy)
Unite Warriors Groove
Best Masterpiece Toy
Best official toy (Hasbro) - Bombshell
Best MP toy (Takara) - Mp Star Saber
Best official toy (Takara) - Unite Wars Devastator