Well, it’s been a few weeks, and I have started to see feedback!
Let me reiterate why feedback is important: I do not collect every toy line. For example, I have no Transformers. Therefore, info from people with different (and in some cases wider) toy experience than I is something I value. Anyway, based on feedback, here are the current nominees. These represent what other people have said, not my own picks. I will add those later.
TOY OF THE YEAR – Castle Grayskull, Abominus Combiner, Fall of Cybertron Soundwave, Transformers: Generations Waspinator, Transformers: Generations Rhinox, Spider Gremlin
BEST TOY LINE – Masters of the Universe Classics, Skylanders Swap Force
BEST COMPANY – Lego, Hasbro, NECA
BEST MALE FIGURE – Jungle Extraction Dutch Schaefer, Star Wars Black Boba Fett
BEST FEMALE FIGURE – Elizabeth (NECA Bioshock Infinity), MOTU Classics Castaspella, Walking Dead Michonne, Chell
BEST INDY TOY – Mystical Warriors of the Ring, Hell House (Ironhaus), Crotchy the Inappropriate Martian
BEST MINI-FIGURE – Lego Aquaman, Blight (Transformers), Mystical Warriors of the Ring Kayin Kungaa
BEST PAINT – Hicks (Aliens), Hudson (Aliens)
BEST ACCESSORY – Young Justice Batman’s batarangs, smoke bomb, and building diorama with a grotesque. Fall of Cybertron Soundwave’s tapes, MOTUC Kowl
BEST EXCLUSIVE – NES Jason, TRU-Exclusive Skylanders, Target-Exclusive Cindersaur, Target-Exclusive Abominus, SDCC MOTU Mini-Masters He-Man vs Skeletor
MOST IMPROVED -DC Collectibles, McFarlane Walking Dead
BEST INNOVATION – Crowdsourced/funded toys, Skylanders Swap Force
BEST VEHICLE OR PLAYSET – Castle Grayskull
WORST OF THE YEAR – Hasbro is killing GI Joe, playmates cutting corners on quality and paint, Digital River being just as bad as always, NECA’s Team Fortress 2 figures having poor quality control
So, if you have anything to say… say it!