Legend: Not much to choose from Smokescreen isn't bad but I'll go with Sandstorm. Minicon: Scout: PCC Commander with Mini-con: Leadfoot PCC Commander with Drones 5 Pack: Deluxe: Straxus Voyager: Animated Blackout Leader: Are there any new leaders besides Starscream this year? Exclusive: Blimey, botcon produced a crazy number of great exclusives this year. G2 Breakdown and Scorch being my favourites. Henkei Strafe (probably last year but I got it this year) and G2 Dreadwind and Darkwing. Animated Arcee, Rodimus, Ironhide and Ratchet. All the Japanese Animated stuff. Reissue: I don't have it but for the shiney box alone Blaster Other Transformer Toy: Device Label Blaster Other Non-Transformer Toy: Harry Potter lego returns Worst Transformer Toy: Drift for character only, oh wait I forgot about the PCC 5 packs, one of them
Don't we also usually have a best repaint or most improved by repaint too?
Legend: Reveal The Sheild Optimus Prime Minicon: Payload Scout: Skystalker followed by Insecticon PCC Commander with Mini-con: None PCC Commander with Drones 5 Pack: None Deluxe: Turbo Tracks followed by Ironhide Voyager: Bludgeon followed by Seaspray Leader: None Exclusive: None. Reissue: 2009 G1 Prime surfacing in the Entertainer Other Transformer Toy: Device Label Ravage Best Repaint: Skullgrin Other Non-Transformer Toy: Lego Minifigures Worst Transformer Toy: That blue car from the PCC set I transformed at Phil's place
Legend: Movie Devastator G1 colours repaint set Minicon: Didn't get any Scout: Skystalker PCC Commander with Mini-con: Huffer PCC Commander with Drones 5 Pack: Combaticons Deluxe: Tie - Darkmount/Straxus and WFC Megatron Voyager: 3 way tie: Bludgeon, Mindwipe and HFTD Optimus Prime (sorry, they're all so funky I just can't pick between them) Leader: Starscream, with an honourable mention for Battle Ops Bumblebee who is the most solid version of the character released so far. Exclusive: BotCon Double Punch, with an honourable mention for Rapido Reissue: Seacons Other Transformer Toy: Device Label Blaster Best Repaint: HFTD Payload Other Non-Transformer Toy: Marvel Universe Red Hulk Worst Transformer Toy: PCC Protectobots (I was tempted to say Drift as the character is so meh, but the toy is actually ok)
...and just thought I'd update to say that the OVERALL BEST Transformers toy of 2010 for me is:
With noteable admissions where nothing in a particular size class has made any impact on me....
Legend: - Minicon: Caliburst weapon and humanoid modes are great, and his weapon mode has the advantage of working really well with a number of PCC basics) Scout: Skystalker (a great altmode, and fantastic articulation in humanoid mode – mine have been doing Snake, Crane and Mantis-style poses since I got them) PCC Commander with Mini-con: Smoulder and Chopster (sold me on the PCC basic packs right out of the gate, a great fun toy) PCC Commander with Drones 5 Pack: Don't own one myself yet but Grimstone and Dinobots are the stars of the line for me. Deluxe: Animated Rodimus. A better vehicle mode than either Classics or the 1985 version, much more in keeping with the feel of the original design, and a really characterful Voyager: Animated Blackout. Don't own one myself but having had a play with him he is just so much fun and he looks brilliant in fat-copter mode. Leader: - Exclusive: Botcon Pyro, a brilliant new colour scheme on a toy I personally think is under-appreciated. Reissue: - Other Transformer Toy: Him Grimlock am King of Masterpiece toys! Best Repaint: Jetblade. Having missed out on the Deluxe award this flatter coloured repaint of Movie Dirge must console himself with being much more visually appealing than the original version. Other Non-Transformer Toy: - Worst Transformer Toy: PCC Double Clutch (A toy that managed to put me off owning it in a matter of minutes).