Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:26 am

Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
Mensa's website has posted a bracket challenge of toys from all eras of recent history. 50's to present and those toys they consider timeless.

Pick your champion
How do you pick 64 toys when there are thousands to choose from? It wasn’t easy - we excluded board games of all types - but we think we came up with a collection of worthy competitors that represent every facet of the plaything kingdom. There are four regions - Timeless, Pre-1950, 1950-1980, and 1981 to Present. Each region is made up of 16 toys, seeded 1 through 16, based on the strength of their resumes. In the first round, the top seed from a given category will face off against the 16th seed from the same region; the second seed will challenge the 15th seed, and so on.

After that, the challengers are in your hands. All winners are chosen by YOU, the readers and, for the first time, the general public. Why should we have all the fun, right? Examine the full bracket and a synopsis of each toy on the following pages.

Voting criteria: In short, there are no criteria. What makes the greatest toy? If you opened up the Millennium Falcon on Christmas morning when you were 6, that likely ranks very highly for you. Feel free to be objective, weighing longevity, cost and number of units sold. We also encourage you to vote for the Teddy Bear simply because you still have your childhood friend sitting on your bed right now, some 40 years later.

Voting Schedule: First round voting begins on October 15. At that time, you’ll have the chance to vote in any and all first-round matchups. Second-round voting will begin on October 22. Round 3 will begin on October 29, and so on. You may vote for the winner of a match only once, so choose wisely. Voting for the Finals begins on November 19. The last toy standing will be announced in the January issue of the magazine and online.

Screw ups: Part of the fun is the discussion, so sound off to http://www.twitter.com/mensabulletin or Bulletin Letters, and let us know what we left out, what toy was seeded too low (or high), etc. If you hosted a selection party, created bracket pools with your coworkers, or made voting a family event (all of which happened last year), we want to hear that, too. Send in your photos of completed brackets or selection parties. We’ll post them to Facebook and Twitter.

Share the fun: You can vote only once per matchup, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to convince other people to vote your way. Track the fun on Facebook and Twitter. Forward our posts and tweets to get your friends in on the action.

Ready? We are too! The 2012 Mensa Bracket Challenge has begun!


Lincoln Logs, Slinky, G.I.Joe, Rubik's Cube, He-Man and our personal favorite: Transformers! It's truly an honor to have Transformers be considered a contender in this challenge, to be noticed by Mensa. Just goes to show that a simple business idea can turn into something grand, something that crosses generations. As you can see,anyone can vote, so vote Transformers and get your friends to vote! Let's show 'em how much love Transformers we have out there!

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news!
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.
Autobot032
News Staff
Posts: 8864
News Credits: 40
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:51 am
Location: I don't know!
Buy from Autobot032 on eBay

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Tigertrack » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:34 am

Motto: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Cool, but it was really hard choosing between the box and the wagon.
User avatar
Tigertrack
God Of Transformers
Posts: 16152
News Credits: 72
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:08 am
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 7
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10+
Courage: 9
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:47 am

tigertracks 24 wrote:Cool, but it was really hard choosing between the box and the wagon.

Agreed. Calvin could use the box as a transmogrifier, time machine, or duplicator, but his wagon took him and Hobbes on epic wilderness voyages and to Mars that one time...I ended up voting box on behalf of every cat I've ever owned.
Bumblevivisector
Brainmaster
Posts: 1269
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:29 am

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Tigertrack » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:42 pm

Motto: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Bumblevivisector wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Cool, but it was really hard choosing between the box and the wagon.

Agreed. Calvin could use the box as a transmogrifier, time machine, or duplicator, but his wagon took him and Hobbes on epic wilderness voyages and to Mars that one time...I ended up voting box on behalf of every cat I've ever owned.


And I voted for wagon because of my personal enjoyment of it, and my son's enjoyment of it as well.

My cat would definitely have wanted me to vote the box as well.

Calvin and Hobbes... ;)^
User avatar
Tigertrack
God Of Transformers
Posts: 16152
News Credits: 72
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:08 am
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 7
Endurance: 7
Rank: 10+
Courage: 9
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby XDMan » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:28 pm

Motto: "We will put out thee fires of evil!"
Weapon: Ionic Blaster
I have always loved the franchise!
Image

Trollmutate!!!
XDMan
Vehicon
Posts: 320
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:35 pm
Location: Chicago
Watch XDMan on YouTube
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 9
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby RAcast » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Motto: "Can't stop, so what! That's how I like it!"
Weapon: Rocket Launcher
Boxes are the best choice! :P
User avatar
RAcast
Gestalt
Posts: 2821
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:26 pm
Location: USA
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 6
Endurance: 6
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 7

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby El Duque » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:52 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
After a dominant victory over Tamagotchi in the first round of Mensa's Bracket Challenge the Transformers now face a much more formidable round two opponent in My Litte Pony. A epic battle years in the making! Click here to vote.


Image

Transformers
1980-Present - Seed 4

The boys' version of the Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers set the toy world on its ear in 1984. Anyone and everyone just had to have these "robots in disguise." They could transform into everyday objects, usually vehicles or weapons, and a cartoon series and, eventually, films followed, turning a whole new generation on to these toys.


vs


Image

My Little Pony
1980-Present - Seed 12

These tiny colorful horses each came with its own unique symbols on its flanks. No one says those symbols were branding, but, c'mon! Poor ponies! Girls didn't seem to mind, though, and for a decade My Little Pony enjoyed great popularity, as did the horses' many accessories (each sold separately).
User avatar
El Duque
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9913
News Credits: 89
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:57 pm
Location: tornado alley

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:00 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
Them's clearly not the Friendship is Magic versions so I vote for the TFs.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 17390
News Credits: 110
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Florida, the "Neglected" State
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:11 pm

Weapon: Concussion Rifle
voted.. haha
Looking for:
Black Big Convoy
Botcon Redux Spark (Pyro)

for Trade:
MISB FE Arcee
MISB RTS G2 Laser Prime
MISB Generation WFC Megatron


Image
User avatar
mooncake623
News Staff
Posts: 2580
News Credits: 79
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:27 am
Location: NYC
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 8
Endurance: 6
Rank: 5
Courage: 9
Firepower: 10
Skill: 7

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby cor2879 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:22 pm

You would think that Mensa could put together a better voting page. This one is clunky.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits"

- Albert Einstein
cor2879
Minibot
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 10:24 pm

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:23 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
I'm a hardcore brony. I love the show and the fandom. I'm reading pony fics, I'm reading fan comics, I save hundreds of pictures. I even have a few pony toys of the curent gen that represent my favorite characters.

HOWEVER, this is the TOYS we are talking about here. As a hardcore brony, it pain me to say that the pony toys usually suck mighty balls. Especially the older gens. I have nearly 1000 Transformers in my collection for a reason. These toys are AWESOME no matter the generation. I dont read TF fictions, official or not. I dont save fannart. I just watch the animated shows and the movies. Still, I discuss Transformers and all my spare cash go to collecting Transformers.

So, my vote will go to Transformers.

Image
WHO IS MOTHER?
Image
Click HERE to find out!

My other customs:
TRASH TALK and HOT AIR!
Also, see the Seeker Brothers, APETIMUS SUPREME, PYROFLASH, and RUSTBUCKET.
User avatar
-Kanrabat-
Gestalt
Posts: 2652
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Canada, province of Québec
Buy from -Kanrabat- on eBay
Strength: 8
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 4
Courage: 9
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:49 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
-Kanrabat- wrote:I dont read TF fictions, official or not.
What do you mean by this? Do you mean you don't read the comics or the books or anything that isn't a motion picture? If so, you are missing out on so many world's worth great stuff (and not so great stuff, but that's to be expected from any medium). ;)
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 17390
News Credits: 110
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Florida, the "Neglected" State
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:57 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Voted :D
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1516
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby doomboy536 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:00 pm

I love ponies, and I'm enjoying Friendship is Magic far more than TF Prime, but damn the toys don't even compare to the Transformers! The only way that Transformers will lose this is if hordes of bronies swarm the site and vote.

Sorry for being stupid, I said "if". :lol:
Psychout wrote:To deliberately leave your allies and friends outnumbered and out-gunned in missions for personal gain in the arena is cowardice, end of.


Quoted for truth
doomboy536
City Commander
Posts: 3269
News Credits: 1
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:30 pm
Location: England, which is part of the United Kingdom, so I guess both?

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby XDMan » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:05 pm

Motto: "We will put out thee fires of evil!"
Weapon: Ionic Blaster
TRANSFORMERS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BOT: :CON: :KREMZEEK: :G2BOT: :G2CON: :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :WRECKERS: :QUINT: :GIJOE: :COBRA: :BLEND: :VEHI: :DINO: :RENEGADE: :MINI: :CYBERTRON: :MUTIE: :MAX2:
Image

Trollmutate!!!
XDMan
Vehicon
Posts: 320
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:35 pm
Location: Chicago
Watch XDMan on YouTube
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 9
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Optimus-Pie1 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:44 pm

I used to be a Brony, and then I had what alcoholics refer to as a "moment of clarity" . I came back to Tranformeser cause the transformers fans are not as obsessive and all encompassing as Bronies. There are some Bronies that is all their life is Ponies. There is no room for anything else, and they have a misguided sense that that is all there is to life.
I'm not that hardcore and never will be. Transformers fans I can at least talk about other things with besides Transformers. Whenever the Hub posts ANYTHING on their status, hordes of Bronies will flood the thread with ponies this and ponies that.
Heck during the Aurora shooting, Bronies could not stop being a fan for one second to act like humans and observe a little respect for the victims. No they still had to post ponies this and ponies that about people who died in the theater shooting!
In the end I realized I lacked the qualifications to be a Brony, I have a life. xD
Optimus-Pie1
Mini-Con
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:04 pm
Watch Optimus-Pie1 on YouTube

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby mirageandjazz1197 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:47 pm

i vote for my little pony cause me a brony
mirageandjazz1197
Targetmaster
Posts: 668
News Credits: 14
Joined: Sat May 05, 2012 7:37 am

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Optimus-Pie1 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:51 pm

I vote for Transformers because I'm a Transformers fan, and I'm capable of writing a proper sentence! xD
Optimus-Pie1
Mini-Con
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:04 pm
Watch Optimus-Pie1 on YouTube

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Manterax Prime » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:56 pm

Motto: "You honestly believed that The Leige Maximo was Prima's other half? How foolish of you!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
I DEPSISE THOSE PONIES!!!!! Hopefully they live on Unicron.

TRANFORMERS FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BOT: :CON: :G2BOT: :G2CON: :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON: :WRECKERS: :QUINT: :BLEND: :MAX2: :VEHI: :DINO: :MINI: :CYBERTRON: :WRECK: :TRANSBOT: :TRANSCON:
INFINITY! PLEASE!
Hi-Sui-Fu-Do! Bo-Zaba-Byu-Dogon!
User avatar
Manterax Prime
Pretender
Posts: 760
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Watch Manterax Prime on YouTube
Buy from Manterax Prime on eBay
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:59 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
Weapon: Battle Blades
Optimus-Pie1 wrote:I vote for Transformers because I'm a Transformers fan, and I'm capable of writing a proper sentence! xD


ROLF! :lol:
Image

Monkey arms for the win!
User avatar
Arctorro
Godmaster
Posts: 1516
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm
Location: Victoria, Australia
Strength: 6
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 9
Endurance: 8
Rank: 7
Courage: 9
Firepower: 9
Skill: 10+

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Manterax Prime » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Motto: "You honestly believed that The Leige Maximo was Prima's other half? How foolish of you!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:i vote for my little pony cause me a brony


GTFO! PRIMUS COMMANDS IT!
INFINITY! PLEASE!
Hi-Sui-Fu-Do! Bo-Zaba-Byu-Dogon!
User avatar
Manterax Prime
Pretender
Posts: 760
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Watch Manterax Prime on YouTube
Buy from Manterax Prime on eBay
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Optimus-Pie1 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:01 pm

Manterax Prime wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:i vote for my little pony cause me a brony


GTFO! PRIMUS COMMANDS IT!



I agree with him! GET THE HELL OFF OUR LAND!!!!!
Optimus-Pie1
Mini-Con
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:04 pm
Watch Optimus-Pie1 on YouTube

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:05 pm

Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
People can vote for who/what they want.

However, I will say that it seems odd to mention voting for Ponies on a message board devoted to Transformers.

...jus' sayin'.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.
Autobot032
News Staff
Posts: 8864
News Credits: 40
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:51 am
Location: I don't know!
Buy from Autobot032 on eBay

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Manterax Prime » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:10 pm

Motto: "You honestly believed that The Leige Maximo was Prima's other half? How foolish of you!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Autobot032 wrote:People can vote for who/what they want.

However, I will say that it seems odd to mention voting for Ponies on a message board devoted to Transformers.

...jus' sayin'.


Indeed. I prefer to have transformers fansites pony free, but now this topic is gonna be used as an excuse to discuss those dreadful abominations.

By the Matrix , i hope my sanity stays intact.
INFINITY! PLEASE!
Hi-Sui-Fu-Do! Bo-Zaba-Byu-Dogon!
User avatar
Manterax Prime
Pretender
Posts: 760
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Watch Manterax Prime on YouTube
Buy from Manterax Prime on eBay
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:13 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
Weapon: Saber Blade
Just knew there'd be such discrimination going on here sooner or later. :roll:

Arctorro wrote:ROLF! :lol:
"Roll on laughing floor"? :P
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 17390
News Credits: 110
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Florida, the "Neglected" State
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Next

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #103 - Road Trip
Twincast / Podcast #103:
"Road Trip"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, October 19th, 2014