Toy of the Year 2012
2012 was a good year for toys with some outstanding releases coming in just under the wire. Our entirely un-scientific voting method has narrowed down the pack to the top 10 in each category. From there, YOU the public, voted to let us know which was the best of the best. So, without further ado, here are the 2012 Toys of the Year
Best High-End Toy
It really was a race between the VF-4G and the DX Mazinger Z, but the legions of Macross fans threw their support behind the long awaited valkyrie.
Best Action Figure
Despite only having one TMNT review in the history of CollectionDX, the Classic Collection just narrowly took the top spot. The 90's kids are out in full force as the second place went to the SRC Daizyuzin (a.k.a. the original Megazord( from Power Rangers. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles won with ONE VOTE.
Even though it didn't win best high-end toy, the DX SOC Mazinger Z can rest assured that it is king of the gokin. This fantastic piece won by a landslide.
Best Transforming Toy
While we have no doubt that this is a fantastic toy, we definitely think the Macross crowd came out for this one. Technically it is a transforming toy, and it is amazing, but it may have skewed the vote. Just a little.
Best Designer Toy
This entirely new Glyos sculpt really captured the fans attention this year. While not a "designer toy" in the traditional sense, we lumped in all the toys we had covered that were the result of an artists vision.
Best Actual Kids Toy
There's an internal argument at CollectionDX as to wether or not the TMNT Classic Collection are actual kids toys as they appear to be targeted to collectors. However, when one looks at the actual toy - despite the nostalgic quality, they are toys any kid could play with, were sold at mass market retail and had a normal price point. I bet any kid who got their hands on one was super happy with them.
The patterns above are clear as to what toys the audience thought were the best in 2012. We aggregated the stats and calculated the top vote getters overall.
|1. Yamato Macross VF-4G Lightning III||202 votes|
|2. DX Soul of Chogokin Mazinger Z||188 votes|
|3. TMNT Classic Collection||114 votes|