Best offering of 2012
This is a tough category, but I have to go with the completion of Hercules. That was WAAAAY back at the beginning of 2012, but it was like obtaining a holy grail. This was a figure I've wanted since I was a kid, and now I have him, and I love having him on my shelf.
Honorable mentions go to MMC for their HoS line (so much DETAIL!).Best single figure of 2012
I have to go with the PP05's. Yea, I know, technically this is 2 figures, but since they are mold mates, I think it is OK to lump them together. THESE are what a Masterpiece figure should be. You not only get an awesome transforming figure that looks like his onscreen counterpart, but you get an array of gear that allows the owner to customize his display in any way that suits his taste.
Honorable mention to MMC Shockwave. The only reason he didn't eek out the win were those damn wings. I feel like I'm gonna break them when I transform him. But still a really cool figure. Best add on kit of 2012
I also like the Renderform Goldbug add on. Nice, simple, did what it needed to do. Thumbs up!
Honorable mention to Echo's Rage of Herc upgrade set :http://www.shapeways.com/shops/echotransformer
This modifies the Herc Rage set to look more proportioned. Worst offering of 2012
They are charging WHAT for a MaidenJapan set??? The set of Maidenjapan add-ons that were not appreciably discounted from ordering directly from him, and getting your choice of colors and parts. Had these sets been more reasonably priced, many of us would have stormed the doors to get multiples and built up the ol' Junkion armies. Worst single figure of 2012
I can't comment on stuff I didn't get, so of the stuff I bought, I have to go with Hegemon. Yea, his bot mode looks great but there was a lot I didn't like about this guy. His lack of proportion to the CHUG line was a big one. His finicky transformation, which wasn't helped by his cheap-feeling plastic, and his not-quite-right gun mode make him the worst of what I acquired. Worst add on kit
Again, speaking only for the stuff I bought, the purple barrel kit for Herc. The kit itself was fine, but like everything from Crazy Devy it is just overpriced. The fact that the tabs are different sizes from the original make it a but frustrating too in that you can't mix the colors should you want a checkerboard pattern. What I'm looking forward to in 2013
So ... many ... combiners!!!
I'm really looking forward to Superion. Not quite the anticipation I had for Herc, but close. I just got word my 2 limbs just shipped from RK, so they should arrive just as the calendar switches pages.
I'm also curious to see what FP has in store for Motormaster. That will be a make-or-break factor for me on that set. I was a little disappointed with Assaulter/Broadside, so FP needs to ramp it up a bit IMO.
Can't wait to see more of the 2 Predacon projects either.
So there is a lot to look forward to in 2013!