2016 Ozformer Awards results
The results are here
All Time Favourites
Favourite Transformers Toy Series
Winner: Masterpiece (37%)
Runner-ups: Generation One (22%), Beast Wars / II / Neo (9%)
Favourite Transformer Allegiance
Winner: Autobot (61%)
Runner-ups: Decepticon (32%), Maximal (5%)
Favourite Heroic Transformer Toy Ever
Winner: G1 Optimus Prime (15%)
Runner-ups: MP-10 Optimus Prime (14%), MP-01 Optimus Prime (5%)
Favourite Heroic Transformer Character Ever
Winner: Optimus Prime (35%)
Runner-ups: Jazz, Grimlock (6% each), Hot Rod (5%)
Favourite Evil Transformer Toy Ever
Winner: MP Soundwave (23%)
Runner-ups: G1 Soundwave (10%), G1 Megatron (6%)
Favourite Evil Transformer Character Ever
Winner: Soundwave (26%)
Runner-ups: Megatron (19%), Starscream (15%)
Toys part 1: Combiner Wars and Club toys
Favourite 2016 Combiner Wars Legend toy
Winner: Decepticon Shockwave (52%)
Runner-ups: Decepticon Chop Shop (12%), Autobot Pipes, Scrounge with Cybaxx (7% each)
Favourite 2016 Combiner Wars Deluxe toy
Winner: Strafe - Japanese version (18%)
Runner-ups: Swindle (16%), Smokescreen (13%)
Favourite 2016 Combiner Wars Voyager toy
Winner: Sky Lynx (47%)
Runner-ups: Onslaught (27%), Scattershot - Japanese version (10%)
Favourite 2016 Combiner Wars boxset
Winner: Technobots/Computron (39%)
Runner-ups: G2 Combaticons/Bruticus (20%), Destrons/Liokaiser (18%)
Favourite 2016 Unite Warriors team set
Winner: UW-08 Computicon (43%)
Runner-ups: UW-07 Bruticus (32%), UW-06 Grand Galvatron (18%)
Favourite BotCon 2016 toy
Winner: Reflector (28%)
Runner-ups: Megatron (19%), Terrorsaur (11%)
Favourite 2016 Collectors Club toy
Winner: Impactor (21%)
Runner-ups: Skywarp (14%), Spinister, Bluestreak, Ramjet (12% each)
Some additional comments
"The greatness that was Combiner Wars has been reduced to "aesthetic fatigue" for me in its second year, due to the seemingly endless 're-shell' and remold."
"A nice ending for a strong line of figures that did an amazing job retooling so many figures from existing moulds. Very clever but simple, proving the old adage 'keep it simple, stupid' or K.I.S,S."
"So much awesomeness!"
"It's a shame the Club and Botcon are ending but I hope something fairer to Australian fans is able to replace them."
Toys part 2: Titans Return and Masterpiece
Favourite 2016 Titan Master toy
Winner: Crashbash (20%)
Runner-ups: Fangry (19%), Apeface (16%)
Favourite 2016 Titans Return Legend toy
Winner: Gnaw (38%)
Runner-ups: Wheelie (24%), Rewind (17%)
Favourite 2016 Titans Return Deluxe toy
Winner: Hardhead (19%)
Runner-ups: Triggerhappy (14%), Chromedome (12%)
Favourite 2016 Titans Return Voyager toy
Winners: Galvatron and Astrotrain (31% each)
Runner-ups: Alpha Trion (23%)
Favourite 2016 Titans Return Leader toy
Winner: Powermaster Optimus Prime (49%)
Runner-ups: Blaster (37%), Soundwave (14%)
Favourite 2016 Takara Tomy Legends size toy
Winner: LG-29 Wheelie & Goshooter (50%)
Runner-ups: LG-24 Shockwave & Cancer (30%), LG-28 Rewind & Nightbeat (10%)
Favourite 2016 Takara Tomy Deluxe size toy
Winner: LG-25 Blurr (39%)
Runner-ups: LG-18 Armada Starscream Super Mode (15%), LG-32 Chromedome, LG-30 Weirdwolf (10% each)
Favourite 2016 Takara Tomy Voyager/Leader size toy
Winner: LG-35 Super Ginrai (54%)
Runner-ups: LG-36 Soundwave (18%), LG-23 Galvatron (15%)
Favourite Fortress Maximus release
Winner: TakaraTomy version (43%)
Runner-ups: Hasbro standard (42%), Convention edition (15%)
Favourite 2016 Takara Tomy Masterpiece (general release) toy
Winner: MP-27 Ironhide (22%)
Runner-ups: MP-32 Convoy Beast Wars (19%), MP-33 Inferno (15%)
Favourite 2016 exclusive Masterpiece toy
Winner: Shattered Glass Optimus Prime (28%)
Runner-ups: MP-11NR Ramjet (25%), MP-25L Loudpedal (20%)
Some additional comments
"Some of the titans return Titan Masters have been very impressive in their integration with their vehicle (crashbash) others not so much."
"The level of design being incorporated into Masterpiece toys is exceptional, while there are a few niggles that people have rightly picked out, I can't wait to see where the line continues to."
"So sick of the MP-11 mound and it's variants. If they make a new version of it in 2017 I'll be livid after buying these stupid coneheads."
"SO happy to get a beast wars masterpiece. hope for many more to come."
"WAY too many non headmaster characters turned into Headmasters. Didn't any of those. They had so many actual Headmaster characters to chose from, but instead they changed up Target and Power masters? BAH."
"Masterpiece toys continue to surprise and amaze."
"Titans Return are the best toys released under the Transformers Generations line in its 6-year history."
Toys part 3: Robots in Disguise
Favourite 2016 Robots In Disguise Legion toy
Winner: Starscream (28%)
Runner-ups: Springload (19%), Clampdown (11%)
Favourite 2016 Robots In Disguise Warrior toy
Winner: Thunderhoof (20%)
Runner-ups: Starscream (18%), Bisk (16%)
Favourite 2016 Robots In Disguise One Step Changer
Winner: Springload (26%)
Runner-ups: Optimus Prime, Bisk (13% each)
Favourite Robots In Disguise Three Step Changer
Winner: Bisk (29%)
Runner-ups: Thunderhoof, Stealthasaurus Rex Grimlock (23% each)
Favourite 2016 Robots In Disguise Mini-Con
Winner: Lord Doomitron (23%)
Runner-ups: Tricerashot (20%), Scorch Strike Jetstorm (12%)
Favourite 2016 Robots In Disguise Mini-Con Battle Pack
Winner: Decepticon Hunter Optimus Prime vs. Decepticon Bludgeon (44%)
Runner-ups: Decepticon Hunter Grimlock vs. Decepticon Back (19%) Strongarm & Sawtooth (17%)
Favourite 2016 Robots In Disguise Deployer
Winner: Overload & Backtrack (46%)
Runner-ups: Crazybolt & Decepticon Hammer (34%), Blizzard Strike Autobot Drift & Jetstorm (20%)
Favourite 2016 Transformers Adventure line toy
Winner: Windblade (18%)
Runner-ups: Thunderhoof (10%), Hyper Surge Optimus Prime, Bisk, Scorponok (8% each)
Some additional comments
"The warrior class in this line has been a great surprise. unfortunately so much of it has had poor distribution, I'm still looking for a reasonably priced copy of several of these toys."
"Bisk. Great name, great toy. RID/TAV is line where I like the Decepticons way more than the Autobots. Shame the toys don't live up to the cartoon design so well in many cases"
"Good variety, wish they were easier to find and better priced."
"Great to be getting more decepticons now. hoping the toyline lasts a while longer and we get plenty more cool unique characters."
"I haven't been following this line at all."
"Dragonus is a neat figure, but sometimes I hear a soft voice late at night. Something about leading the Saurian Overlords to former glory and destroying a group of... ducks, was it? Anyone else had this happen with their figure?"
"You can't collect everything amiright? (Unless your name is Griffin of course)"
Fiction part 1: Cartoons
Favourite Autobot character in Robots In Disguise
Winner: Grimlock (31%)
Runner-ups: Strongarm (17%), Optimus Prime (12%)
Favourite Decepticon character in Robots In Disguise
Winner: Steeljaw (23%)
Runner-ups: Megatronus (13%), Starscream (11%)
Favourite episode of Robots In Disguise in 2016
Winner: Overloaded, Part 2 (19%)
Runner-ups: Decepticon Island, Part 2 (13%), Overloaded, Part 1 (9%)
Favourite episode of Combiner Wars
Winner: Ep 6 A War of Giants (26%)
Runner-ups: Ep 1 The Fall (20%), Ep 3 The Duel, Ep 8 Destruction's Daw (17% each)
Favourite episode of Rescue Bots (series 4)
Winner: Ghost in the Machine (17%)
Runner-ups: Hot Rod Bot, New Normal, Transformations (13% each)
Some additional comments
"I only managed one episode of Combiner Wars, something to get back and finish."
"Decided to skip the Combiners Wars cartoon after Ep1. This COULD've had so much potential."
"Oh, combiner Wras cartoon. What a P.O.S. All that hype and it was total trash."
"The rescue bots remain strong and consistent, Robots in Disguise has its moments but lacks much compared to previous shows in regards to developed characters and consistently interesting stories"
"The second season of RiD has been a major step up compared to the first. especially the Starscream story arc"
"The Combiner Wars show/machinima was an ABOMINATION and Superman needs to reverse time to prevent it from being created asap."
PAGE 7: Fiction part 2: Comics
Favourite Transformers Comic Book Series of 2016
Winner: More Than Meets The Eye (70%)
Runner-ups: Transformers (11%), Sins of the Wreckers (8%)
Favourite comics writer this year
Winner: James Roberts (60%)
Runner-ups: Nick Roche (16%), John Barber (9%)
Favourite comics artist this year
Winner: Alex Milne (37%)
Runner-ups: Nick Roche (10%), Guido Guidi, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith (8% each)
Favourite character in 2016's issues of The Transformers ongoing
Winner: Thundercracker (27%)
Runner-ups: Optimus Prime (24%), Soundwave (9%)
Favourite character in 2016's issues of More Than Meets The Eye
Winner: Megatron (24%)
Runner-ups: Rodimus (10%), Misfire (8%)
Favourite character in 2016's issues of Till All Are One
Winner: Windblade (22%)
Runner-ups: Starscream (20%), Ironhide (17%)
Some additional comments
"Having to pick just one comic, writer, artist and colourist for the transformers comics is very challenging. so much of what's been produced over the last year has been so good."
"Still enjoying the antics of MTMTE although I think the last few issues on the Necroworld or whatever it was dragged on for a while."
"I'm sad to not vote Roche for writer but Sins was not up to scratch with his previous work, although I think it was better than it would've been not in his hands."
"MTMTE was amazing. So dense. So many awesome new TF concepts. Got me back into comics."
"The thing that kept me coming back to Transformers media over the past decade is the characters. They're great, I love them, that's why I collect the figures in the first place. What I don't love is seeing their characterisations gutted and their arcs written into a corner by idw. :( I used to really enjoy the comics but it's miserable to read when your favourite character is repeatedly run into the ground by the writers"
'Poor Sins of the Wreckers, in most other categories it would stand head and shoulders above all the competition, but More Than Meets The Eye (so aptly named) is just the complete package, laugh, feels, action, story, without fail."
Best Australian Transformers-related news of 2016
Winner: Introductory sale prices on Titans Return toys (32%)
Runner-ups: Hasbro grants fans a sneak peak at Toyfair preview event (25%), Fortress Maximus appears in the Big W mid year sale (17%)
Best Global Transformers-related news of 2016
Winner: Masterpiece Beast Wars toys revealed (37%)
Runner-ups: Transformers The Movie anniversary toys in the Platinum line, Lost audio files from 1980s Transformers cartoon released (17% each)
Most anticipated announced Transformer of 2017
Winner: MP Megatron (49%)
Runner-ups: TR Sixshot (11%), MP Cheetor (10%)
Favourite Toy Dealer/Online Store
Winner: Premium Collectables (45%)
Runner-ups: Hobbylink Japan (23%), Big Bad Toy Store (5%)
Favourite 3rd Party toy release in 2016 (inspired by a Transformer character)
Winner: MMC Carnifex (29%)
Runner-ups: FansToys Stomp (21%), FansToys Sovereign, Gundog (6% each)
Favourite OTCA customiser / creative person of 2016 (examples of their work appreciated)
Winner: M-Bot, Snaketales (42% each)
Runner-ups: gamblor916, Lancalot, Verno, Vert
Favourite Acquisition Topic Name of the year
Winner: September's Shockingly Savage Savings Splurge & Somewhat Superficial Showoffs - Paul Agnew (43%)
Runner-ups: February Acquisitions. - Sinnertwin (13%), May May be a-May-zing - crankcase76 (9%)
Ozformer Member of the Year
Winner: BigTransformerTrev (29%)
Runner-ups: Paulbot (24%), Griffin (8%), Megatran (6%)
Previous year's results:
2015 Ozformer Awards
2014 Ozformer Awards
2013 Ozformer Awards
2012 Ozformer Awards
2011 Ozformer Awards
2010 Ozformer Awards
2009 Ozformer Awards
2008 Ozformer Awards
Congratulations to all of our winners!
You've done it, Big Man!
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AOE VOYAGER NEMESiS PRiME.
Love your hard work as always Paulbot
Congrats to all the winners, podium finishers and mentions
WANTED BOTS: G1: Horri-bull, Crankcase, Carnivac, Chainclaw, Snarler, Sky High, Finback, Iguanus, Gunrunner BOTCON/CLUB: Cindersaur CHUG: Frenzy, Eject, Sixshot, Broadside, Topspin, Perceptor, Chaos on Velocitron, Siege of Cybertron, Sky Shadow ANIMATED: Soundblaster PRIME(HASTAK): Thundercracker BEAST WARS NEO: Autojetter GT: GT-04 GT-R Saber
Always an enjoyable read and looks like the otca awards will live on long past the hottest 100. Maybe we could steal that idea and get the board to name their top 100 toys of the year in order!
Thanks Paulbot for organising all this, and congrats to the winners and runner ups.
A bit surprised that Hardhead won favourite TR deluxe. I like Hardhead, and he's great, but I thought Triggerhappy had a louder applause; based on reviews and reactions. Still it's great and interesting to see these results.
Generations: Topspin, Misfire, Slugslinger, Cosmos, Ramhorn, Pounce and Wingspan