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Old 26th January 2013, 11:17 AM
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Default 2012 Ozformer Awards winners

Thanks to everyone who voted this year this year.


All Time Favourites

Favourite Transformers Toy Series
Winner: Generation One (33%)
Runner ups: Masterpiece; Generations/United/Reveal The Shield (12%), Classics/Universe2.0/Henkei (11%)

Favourite Transformer Allegiance
Winner: Autobot (53%)
Runner ups: Decepticon (42%), Maximal; Both (2% each)

Favourite Heroic Transformer Toy Ever
Winner: G1 Optimus Prime (14%)
Runner ups: MP10 Optimus Prime/Convoy (9%), MP08 Grimlock; Hot Rod (4% each)

Favourite Heroic Transformer Character Ever
Winner: Optimus Prime (28%)
Runner ups: Grimlock (9%), Dinobot (8%)

Favourite Evil Transformer Toy Ever
Winner: G1 Soundwave (12%)
Runner ups: G1 Megatron (7%), RID Megatron (4%)

Favourite Evil Transformer Character Ever
Winner: G1 Starscream (15%)
Runner ups: G1 Soundwave (13%), G1 Megatron (10%)


Transformers Prime toys

Favourite Cyberverse Legion class toy
Winner: Vehicon (24%)
Runner ups: Evac (14%), Arcee; Cliffjumper (12% each)

Favourite Cyberverse Commander class toy
Winner: Bulkhead (32%)
Runner ups: Starscream; Dreadwing (15% each), Optimus Prime; Megatron (14% each)

Favourite Cyberverse "playset"
Winner: Star Hammer with Wheeljack (62%)
Runner ups: Energon Driller with Knock Out (20%), Optimus Maximus (18%)

Favourite "Robots in Disguise" Deluxe toy
Winner: Wheeljack (30%)
Runner ups: Vehicon (28%), Soundwave (17%)

Favourite Voyager (Powerizer) toy
Winner: Optimus Prime (29%)
Runner ups: Megatron (27%), Bulkhead (24%)

Favourite Leader (Weaponizer) toy
Winner: Optimus Prime (88%)
Runner up: Bumblebee (12%)

Favourite Arms Micron series only toy
Winner: AM-16 Jet Vehicon (35%)
Runner ups: AM-12 War Breakdown (18%), AM-19 Gaia Unicron (10%)

Favourite Arms Micron toy
Winner: Zamu (Breakdown) (15%)
Runner ups: Hades; Dark Matter Calibur (10% each)

Favourite Bot Shots toy
Winners: B014 Autobot Jazz and Super Bot 004 Optimus Primeand BP010 Shockwave (9% each)
Runner ups: B008 Lockdown; BP002 Sentinel Prime; Super Bot 006 Acid Storm (7% each)



Other Transformers Toylines

Favourite Fall of Cybertron Legends toy
Winner: Ratbat (39%)
Runner ups: Laserbeak (30%), Ravage (18%)

Favourite Fall of Cybertron Deluxe toy
Winner: Shockwave (58%)
Runner ups: Optimus Prime (14%), Autobot Jazz (12%)

Favourite Fall of Cybertron Voyager toy
Winner: Soundwave (61%)
Runner up: Soundblaster (39%)

Favourite Kreon toy
Winner: Galvatron (35%)
Runner ups: Spinister (21%), Sunstorm (19%)

Favourite (local) Masterpiece releaseoy
Winner: Optimus Prime (84%)
Runner up: Thundercracker (16%)

Favourite (Japanese) Masterpiece release
Winner: Lambor (Sideswipe) (51%)
Runner ups: Starscream (Coronation) (19%), Alert (Red Alert) (18%)

Favourite Generations Asian retail exclusive
Winner: Deluxe Wheelie (21%)
Runner ups: Deluxe Autobot Springer (19%), Voyager Protectobot Hot Spot (16%)

Favourite Japanese United toy from 2012
Winner: Warpath (24%)
Runner ups: Rodimus Prime (17%), Axalon (14%)

Favourite BotCon / Collectors Club toy
Winner: Runamuck (20%)
Runner ups: Classics Metalhawk (14%), SG Soundwave; SG Drift; Classics Kick-Over (11% each)


Fiction

Favourite Transformers Comic Book Series of 2012
Winner: More Than Meets The Eye (48%)
Runner ups: Regeneration One (22%), Rage of the Dinobots (10%)

Favourite individual issue of a Transformers comic released in 2012
Winner: More Than Meets The Eye #12 (36%)
Runner up: More Than Meets The Eye #1 (14%)

Favourite episode of Transformers Prime season 2
Winner: Orion Pax, Part 1-3 (27%)
Runner ups: Darkest Hour (19%), Alpha/Omega; Regeneration (6% each)

Favourite Autobot character in Transformers Prime
Winner: Optimus Prime (23%)
Runner ups: Arcee; Wheeljack (18% each), Ratchet (17%)

Favourite Decepticon character in Transformers Prime
Winner: Knock Out (28%)
Runner ups: Starscream (18%), Soundwave (12%)

Favourite Human character in Transformers Prime
Winner: William Fowler (25%)
Runner ups: Jack; Miko (18% each), Raf (14%)


Fandom

Best Australian Transformers-related news of 2012
Winner: MP Optimus Prime released locally (46%)
Runner ups: MP Thundercracker released locally (11%), Amazon/Toys R Us (USA) ship toys to Australia (8% each)

Worst Australian Transformers-related news of 2012
Winner: Shelfwarming of old figures (DOTM and Prime) (28%)
Runner ups: Shrinking Transformers sections in stores (24%), Lack of MP stock at Toys R Us (19%)

Best Global Transformers-related news of 2012
Winner: Masterpiece Soundwave and cassettes revealed (46%)
Runner ups: Encore Fortress Maximus announced (12%),FOC Bruticus revealed as a combiner with five different toys (10%)

Worst Global Transformers-related news of 2012
Winner: Members of the Official Fan Club have their credit card details stolen (31%)
Runner ups: First Edition Prime line cancelled and eBay prices skyrocket (18%), DOTM and PRIME toys cancelled and released only in Asian markets (12% each)

Best unlicensed Transforming toy inspired by a Transformer character
Winner: Maketoys Green Giant Type-61 (27%)
Runner ups: TFC Hercules (22%), FansProject Warbot Assaulter (14%)

Best 3rd Party Transforming toy released in 2012 (not inspired by a Transformer character)
Winner: FansProject Steelcore (100%)

Best unlicensed Transforming toy inspired by a Transformer character
Winners: Igear Generations Kup head replacements and HeadRobots' The Blood (Bludgeon upgrade kit) and Dr Wu Prime Sword and Maketoys Battle tanker (12% each)

Favourite creative work
First: Snaketales' customs (24%)
Second: Deceptic_Optic's photo comics (12%)
Third: Kal-El, Hursticon and friends - Shooting the $#!+ podcast (11%)
Runner ups: Skywarp91's We Didn't Start The Fire music video; Verno's fanfic/comics; Yuktiora's Sunstreaker cosplay (9% each)

Best Toy Dealer/Online Store
Winner: Robotkingdom (45%)
Runner ups: Big Bad Toy Store (28%), Hobby Link Japan; Mandarake (6% each)

Best Transformers Gathering/Meet you attended in 2011
Winner: Parramatta Collectors Fair and BBQ - November (63%)[/SIZE]

Ozformer Member of the Year
Winner: Griffin (17%)
Runner ups: Hursticon (13%), 5FDP; Bidoofdude; KalEl (8% each)


Additional comments

Fiction:
"2012 was the best year for Transformers comics. Ever."

"I'm really enjoying MTMTE, every issue is engaging and well-written, with consistently great art. Seeing a lot of previously minor transformers characters being fleshed-out as main characters is fantastic!"

"IDW fixed their AHM/ongoing problem by hiring writers who love the franchise and who also respect what was written before them, and are producing stellar work while also fixing the wrongs of the previous writers. If not for IDW, Transformers fiction would be dead and uninteresting."

"IDW's MTMTE was really the driver in my returning to following TF fiction on a regular basis. Reading MTMTE from Issue 6-7 onwards spurred me into collecting all the back issues, as well as the entire IDW-verse collection."

"We are in a golden age of transformers, big screen, little screen, comics computer games and novels. and most of it better than any that's come before it."

"Mtmte is the best thing to happen to transformers fiction. Ever. Can Roberts write everything to do with transformers, ever, until the end of time? Please?"

"The War for Cybertron Prequel Comic was Bad, Bad art, Bad Story, BADBADBAD"

"Transformers Prime's 2nd Season really started out strong but fell apart very quickly... Quite disappointing indeed, especially after a stellar 1st Season; Here's hoping the Predacons can bring this show up to scratch with the 3rd Season."

"Unfortunately, Transformers Prime has been a let down this year"


Toys
"Botcon this year, such a crap selection of toys. Magnus is favoured only coz he has a see through head."

"Disappointing as recent Transformers toys are not only smaller and lighter, but they have hollow parts wherever they can too (particularly the FOC Deluxes)."

"Highlight of the year was the Takara FE premium deluxes/voyagers"

"It would be worth paying an extra few $$ for the figures just to get the size back, especially with deluxes."

"Many announced exclusives seemingly failed to ever remain 'Exclusive', with many seeing wider distribution than originally suggested."

"Hasbro displayed an excellent ability at identifying a massive burgeoning market in China/South Asia & IMO succeeded in tapping said market with appropriate lines (Generations)"

"Shattered Glass was novel FIVE years ago, but the oversaturation by the club has somewhat ruined that. I wish they'd give it a rest for a year or two at least."

"Nice to see Masterpieces getting a local release, as well as Fall of Cybertron having a complement of toys."

"Wished I didn't have to import the Asian Generations stuff but you know, Hasbro Australia sucking and all..."

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Old 26th January 2013, 11:45 AM
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Congrats Griff on getting best in show.
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Old 26th January 2013, 12:07 PM
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Congrats Griffin! And Hursti up second! *high Fives*
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Old 26th January 2013, 12:10 PM
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Also a Big bro fist to PAULBOT for putting this all together as always!
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Old 26th January 2013, 01:23 PM
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Congrats Griff and Snaketales. Both of your commitments to this forum are appreciated by us all and you continue to do the best for all of us.
Most of the news was what I picked but some results were interesting.
Here's to a great year of Ozformers.
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Old 26th January 2013, 08:14 PM
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I was surprised to be typing that Wheelie was the winner of a category over more than a dozen other choices.

I left Encore Fort Max out of the global news at first do a few people couldn't vote for it, but it wouldnt have changed the results, news of MP Soundwave was a strong winner. I'm sure that toy will rate highly next year.
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I wonder how many voting entries Hursti had in the categories of 'Favourite Evil Transformer Toy Ever' and 'Best Global Transformers-related news of 2012'
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Old 26th January 2013, 11:25 PM
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I wonder how many voting entries Hursti had in the categories of 'Favourite Evil Transformer Toy Ever' and 'Best Global Transformers-related news of 2012'
How many did you have to be a runner up in the member of the year award?
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Great job as always Paulbot... a worthy Australia Day tradition here.

Just a couple of cut and paste errors I think... (in case you didn't catch them)

I think this was "accessories for a Transformers toy"...

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Best unlicensed Transforming toy inspired by a Transformer character
Winners: Igear Generations Kup head replacements and HeadRobots' The Blood (Bludgeon upgrade kit) and Dr Wu Prime Sword and Maketoys Battle tanker (12% each)

And this one was meant to be "creative stuff"...

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Favourite (Movie) Deluxe Toys
First: Snaketales' customs (24%)
Second: Deceptic_Optic's photo comics (12%)
Third: Kal-El, Hursticon and friends - Shooting the $#!+ podcast (11%)
Runner ups: Skywarp91's We Didn't Start The Fire music video; Verno's fanfic/comics; Yuktiora's Sunstreaker cosplay (9% each)

And this one is definitely wrong...

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Ozformer Member of the Year
Winner: Griffin (17%)
Runner ups: Hursticon (13%), 5FDP; Bidoofdude; KalEl (8% each)
Thanks to those who voted for me. You're cheque is in the mail
I think it should go to Hursticon, as I have to work here... the other people actually earned their votes by choosing to contribute here.
(I was hoping we'd have the alternative member vote that was discussed a few weeks back, that had us voting for more objective attributes)
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How many did you have to be a runner up in the member of the year award?
I got deep pockets dude... evidently not as deep as griffin's or Hursti's I actually think it's a typo...shhh
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