Hey Gang. Last week, we began our annual “Best of the Year” voting. We started as always with the Best Accessories, Best Packaging Art, Best Wave and Best Build-A-Figure. While I didn’t get as many as last year, I got tons of votes so as always thanks for voting. I have to say, most of the voting were very one side with the exception of one, most winners won by a huge margin. But you don’t want to read any more of me rambling. Onto the results.
3rd Place( 9.43% ): Dogpool, Squirrelpool and Bob’s head
2nd Place( 11.32% ): Blink Teleporting Effect
Winner- 26.42% – New Mutants head and Hands
Winning the best accessories we have a bit of a late comer with the Walgreens exclusive Dani Moonstar and her 2 extra heads. This is fantastic set and a fantastic idea for both fan and Hasbro making us buy 3 of the same figure. Not only do you get Dani Moonstar (promised for years) but you can also get Wolfbane and Karma. That’s 3 brand new characters! Just by swapping head and hands! Well played Hasbro. Well played.
Best Packaging Art
3rd Place ( 23% ) – 80th Anniversary set
2nd Place ( 26% ) – Vintage X-men wave
Winner (28%)- Alpha Flight
As you can see, this was the one category that was hotly contested with only one vote break the tie of first and second place. But the winner of the best Packaging art is the Alpha Flight box set. And I have to agree with this win. I mean just look at that art work. I mean I know that MOC collector absolutely love this and I can see why. The 6 character from the set as drawn beautifully.
Best wave assortment
3rd place ( 9% ) – Avengers: Endgame Fat Thor wave
2nd place ( 17% ) – X-men Vintage wave
Winner – 55% – X-men Caliban wave
Yeah. So if you have been reading these results for that last few years, you will know that the X-men wave has always won these. (It makes me think I should ban it next year). However, this year was a bit different as we had 3 different X-wave this year, including the Vintage and X-force wave. However as you can see with the results, the clear winner was the Caliban wave. And it’s a wave that deserves it’s. We get some much need characters, along with some fantastic updates to 3 of Toybiz’s figures (Beast, Gambit and Weapon X) and one of Hasbro’s (Forge) with a much requested costumes for a character (Jubilee) as well as 2 obscure but nice additions (Blink and Skullbuster). Add to the fact that this wave finishes some teams, starts new teams and with the Baf (Caliban), you have a perfect wave.
3rd Place ( 8% ) – Professor Hulk
2nd Place (15%) – Caliban
Winner – 62% – Kingpin
Wow that’s a huge margin. IMO this year’s BAF haven’t been up there compared to last year’s. However, there was one BAF that was released at the start of the year that was absolutely stunning. That being the Kingpin. Say what you will about this figures (like it’s too big or that the wave to get it wasn’t worth it) but you can’t deny that this is a stunning figure. Plus if you don’t want Kingpin you can also use him as Shadow King.
Well that’s the results of the FIRST part of the Best of 2019. The second part of the voting will be up shortly but please let me know what you think. I do ask that you remember that this is a result of your voting so don’t @ me for the result if you don’t agree. (IMO I agree with all of these)