Yesterday the TFW2005 staff took a look at the top Transformers of 2016, and today our focus turned squarely to the third party market. Digging into the results one fact was very clear: the third party market may now be as fragmented as it’s ever been, serving every niche from “Masterpiece” down to “Legends”. Fifteen companies were represented in our nearly sixty figures selected.
The market fragmentation lead to very diverse selections, with the top figures receiving a couple of votes more than the bulk of their competition. Notably, MakeToys Striker Manus nailed down three top votes and one honorable mention. FansToys Stomp thundered his way to two top and one honorable mention vote, and Mastermind Creations scored big with Carnifex by finally giving IDW’s Overlord a proper plastic form.
What do you think of our picks? What did we miss? See our entire list in the thread below. Also, make sure you check out CZ Hazard’s 2016 third party recap here.