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Year in Review 2015 - The Fans Choice Giveaway Contest Is Now Over

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!

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ExVee 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!

Greenboy35 2016-01-13 @ 12:26 am

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,

NicodemusLegend 2016-01-13 @ 12:09 am
  • 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
Starscream369 2016-01-12 @ 11:10 pm

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

Megops7 2016-01-12 @ 10:48 pm

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

mtma 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.

Erimus Prime 2016-01-10 @ 10:48 pm

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?

Cybcouncil 2016-01-10 @ 3:21 am
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
Quaternion 2016-01-10 @ 1:12 am
  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro)

Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus

  • Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy)

Unite Warriors Groove

  • Best Masterpiece Toy

Masterpiece Tracks

Chaos-core 2016-01-09 @ 1:24 pm

Best official toy (Hasbro) - Bombshell

Best MP toy (Takara) - Mp Star Saber

Best official toy (Takara) - Unite Wars Devastator

Mattneto 2016-01-08 @ 10:15 pm
  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro) Ultra Magnus
  • Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy) Nightbird
  • Best Masterpiece Toy - Star Saber
  • Best Unofficial (third party) Toy - Unofficial Dinobots
  • Best Comic Issue Or Storyline - MTMTE. All of it.
  • Best News Item - Combaticon Awareness Week
  • Best Toy Reveal - Titans return Powermaster Prime
DjinniMan 2016-01-08 @ 3:01 pm
  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro) : CW Ultra Magnus
Best News Item (any category) : I loved all the Combiner Week stories, well done!Best Toy Reveal : I had so much fun with figuring out how tall Devastator was from the blurry bald guy pics. It was epic!
kirkman81 2016-01-08 @ 1:26 am
  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro): CW Ultra Magnus
Best Unofficial (third party): Toy Maketoys Rear EndBest Comic Issue Or Storyline: Elegant ChaosBest Toy Reveal: Powermaster Prime
RUMBLEBEE 2016-01-08 @ 12:49 am

Hey!! I'm back, baby!!

My picks are:

Best Hasbro Official toy: Combiners Wars Superion! He's / They're just so awesome!! I'm still just not tired of messing with them! Even with Slingshot not in my particular arrangement, they cannot stop being cool! Great figures/ Great Combiner

Best Takara Tomy Official toy: Legends Ultra Magnus! I have the Combiners Wars version but those colors on Legends Ultra...Just as true blue as Ultra Magnus should be! Great Great!!

Best Masterpiece: Diaclone Blue Bluestreak! Nuff Said! He just looks awesome!!

Best 3rd Party Transformer: I can't pick just one so, in all their incarnations, all the Insecticons! Great engineering and just some of the tightest transformation schemes I've seen in a long while!

Best Storyline: Alita-1's arrival! Cans we has more Fembots, please??

Best news story: Combiners Wars Cartoon!! What?! So much awesome!!

Best Toy Reveal: A tossup: Masterpiece Diaclone Bluestreak and Titan Wars Galvatron ... Because, I wasn't expecting either of those guys to hit the shelves! I need both!

Christopher A. Curran 2016-01-07 @ 11:55 pm

Best Hasbro Toy: CW Devastator - It took thirty some years, but Hasbro has done great work in providing fans and new fans to this awesome figure which resembles the beloved Decepticon gestalt we all enjoy. In sculpt design, colors, and functionality it is a good toy. I've watched numerous reviews on this fig and despite the negative comments, I look forward to having this fig in my collection.

Best Toy Reveal: Power Master Optimus Prime. The improved look of this figure is AMAZING looking forward to seeing what Hasbro does with this series Titans Returns

Best Takara Toy: Decepticon Nightbird, I've always wanted to see more of this character when it was introduced in the series episode, "Enter the Nightbird" To see it now done even in the Generations release remolding of Arcee is still amazing. Giving that Fem fatal edge to the Decepticon ranks.

Mazinga_Spidey 2016-01-07 @ 10:44 pm

Best Hasbro Toy: CW Bruticus

Best Takara Toy: MP Bumblebee

Best Reveal: Thunder Mayhem

Rhev 2016-01-07 @ 9:03 pm

Best Official Toy (Hasbro) – Combiner Wars Titan Class Devastator! The articulation of the combined form, despite its size, and the fact it’s a combiner and holds together perfectly is amazing. The sculpts of the combined mode as well as all of his individual Constructicon parts, in both robot and alt modes are superb!

Best Official Toy (Takara Tomy) – Legends LG15 Nightbird Shadow! Great rendition of a previously used mold with newly sculpted head. Additional unique weapons and an excellent homage to the original cartoon character.

Best Masterpiece Toy – MP-11T Thundercracker! The modifications made to the transformation/figure since my first experience with it’s like (Hasbro Masterpiece Starscream) were a breath of fresh air! They made this figure far more like one should expect from a Masterpiece series.

Best Unofficial (3rd Party) Toy – WarbotronWB01-E Fierce Attack (aka Onslaught)! Not only does this figure complete the (not) Combaticons set to make the very impressive “Brute” combiner, but this guy is massively impressive all on his own. The Transformation, sculpting, paint applications, articulation and plastic quality are all top notch!

Best Comic Issue or Storyline – Combiner Wars storyline! It was fun to have a story to go along with the figures being produced outside of the latest animated series.

Best News Item – Voting between Omega Supreme, Trypticon and Scorponok as the next Titan class figure!

Best Toy Reveal – Early shots of Titans Return Leader Class Power Master Optimus Prime!

Adam21 2016-01-07 @ 6:54 pm

Sorry for the double post, I can't edit.......


  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro) - Voyager Hot Spot - great robot mode, awesome articulation, makes great use of the ladder, and makes a great torso too boot.
  • Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy) - Unite Warriors Devastator - the best version of a pretty good toy
  • Best Masterpiece Toy - Blue Bluestreak - he just looks fantastic, and I'm not even a fan of the character
  • Best Unofficial (third party) Toy
  • Best Comic Issue Or Storyline - More than Meets the Eye issue # 44 - awesome story, especially those final couple pages
  • Best News Item (any category)
  • Best Toy Reveal - Skylynx - This came out of nowhere!!!!
Adam21 2016-01-07 @ 6:45 pm
  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro) - Voyager Hot Spot
Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy) - Unite Warriors DevastatorBest Masterpiece Toy - Blue BluestreakBest Unofficial (third party) ToyBest Comic Issue Or Storyline - More than Meets the Eye issue # 44Best News Item (any category)Best Toy Reveal
cvg_600770528 2016-01-07 @ 6:21 pm
  • Best Official Toy (Hasbro) - Ultra Magnus
  • Best Official Toy (TakaraTomy) - Nightbird
Best Masterpiece Toy - Bluestreak (Blue)Best Unofficial (third party) Toy - SpartanBest Comic Issue Or Storyline - Aleta-1's arrivalBest News Item (any category) - Titans ReturnsBest Toy Reveal - Masterpiece Tracks
TheTfboy 2016-01-07 @ 2:03 pm

Best Official Toy: Combiner Wars Prowl. ( He just looks so nice, especially when you compare him to the rest of his team. )

Best News Item: Combaticon Awareness Week. ( I just though it was very interesting to remind myself of all the good and bad that a Bruticus had to offer throughout the years. )

Best Toy Reveal: Masterpiece Optimus Primal ( As someone who doesn't currently collect Masterpiece figures and is a huge fans of Beast Wars, I am excited for this. I home it turns out well. )

jessxtreme518 2016-01-07 @ 1:44 pm

Best official toy. Hasbro: leader class ultra magnus

Best official toy takara: transformers unite protectobots with groove

Best masterpiece: tracks

MalWarp 2016-01-07 @ 6:24 am

Best Official Toy (H): Platinum Insecticons Old look with new plastic just brought back the nostalgia, just what I wanted out of them.

Best Official Toy (TakTom): Nightbird I cant believe they went that far back and made a toy for her after this long you would think everything had been done.

Best Masterpiece Toy: Road Rage Looks gorgeous the colors really pop. I had never known of this repaint.

Best Unofficial Toy: Sever I love the transformation. Looks complicated but super fun.

Best news Item: Combiner Wars animation announcement I cant wait for a more adult styled cartoon.

Best Toy Reveal: Titan Master Galvatron A headmaster Galvatron is just a brilliant idea. Center table was a good call.

Eko Prasetyo 2016-01-07 @ 2:09 am

Best Official Toy (H): CW Rook.

Best Official Toy (TakTom): UW Defensor

Best Masterpiece Toy: Tracks

Best Unffocial Toy: Shuraking Thunderous

Best Storyline: MTME Brainstorm's Arc.

Best news Item: rumor of CW Predaking

Best Toy Reveal: Masterpiece Tracks

Jake Carey 2016-01-07 @ 2:04 am

Best Hasbro Toy: Deluxe Class Rook. Hasbro went all out on Rook,his unconventional weapon ports plus his bulky proportion make for a really good combination.

The Best Toy Reveal: Combiner Wars Bruticus

Best Takara Figure:Unite Warriors Scrapper

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