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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Manterax Prime » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:08 am

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby RAcast » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:11 am

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:13 am

Love Lego, Love Transformers even more. Problem with Lego, they're like Junkions, blow them up and they keep coming back. It'll be tough....
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:32 am

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Manterax Prime wrote:I won't be voting for either as they both are equal in terms of awesomeness in my book.


Yeah. I'm going to leave this one alone and watch from a distance.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby RhA » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:39 am

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:39 am

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RhA wrote:You can't beat Lego. Ever. Optimus would understand.


I agree. 'Building is the right of all sentient beings!' :lol:

I'm pretty sure Lego is going to win. There is no better toy out there. But Transformers should come second. :twisted:
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby That Bot » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:41 am

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Transformers can't come second with the way it's set up. That will be either Ball or Train Set.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Silver Wind » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:59 pm

Voted Transformers, of course! I never really had as much fun with Lego.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby El Duque » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:24 pm

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The Transformers have made it to the final round of Mensa's Bracket Challenge! After a narrow round five victory over Lego (444 to 429) the Transformers face a menacing foe from the old school.....................the ball. Click here to vote.

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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.


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It's impossible to say when the first child picked up a spherical object and fell in love. The infatuation, though, continues today. Bounce it; toss it; roll it; spin it; catch it. There aren't many toys as versatile, and name another contestant that is a key component of so many other toys and games. Try playing jacks with a cube. Ball and Paddle? It's even in the name!
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:51 pm

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What the hell is this mensa?
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby That Bot » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:05 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby jindrak » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:08 pm

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:09 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.


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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:13 pm

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We beat Lego?! O_o...

I think the ball might actually have an uphill battle, here. I think TFs could go all the way. It would certainly be nice.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:20 pm

If TF wins, Mensa needs to post a victory pic of that same ball, but with Armada Unicron in planet mode closing in for the kill.

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby amtm » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:22 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.

So they only discriminate against people with lower scores or who never took an IQ test.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:39 pm

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amtm wrote:
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Doubledealer93 wrote:What the hell is this mensa?

http://www.mensa.org/ wrote:Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

Basically it's a society of the most intelligent minds on the planet. You have to score in the top 2% on a standardized, recognized IQ test to be a member.

So they only discriminate against people with lower scores or who never took an IQ test.


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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:28 pm

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I don't know how the heck we beat Lego, but IMO we should win out over a ball. Sure, it's the basis of many games and whatnot, but on its own a ball is just...boring.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:47 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Seibertron » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:31 pm

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Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:12 pm

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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:01 pm

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D


Yep, another reason this site is so awesome! :grin:
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Rushie » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:04 am

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Arctorro wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D


Yep, another reason this site is so awesome! :grin:


Still, it's surprising. Lego also has a massive fanbase on several fansites.

As for this round, as much as I like the ball for its simplicity and sheer fun it provides, it's not nearly as cleverly engineered and designed as even the most basic TransFormer. [-(
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby That Bot » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:11 am

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Seibertron wrote:
Arctorro wrote:Voted for Transformers, feeling more hopeful of winning after beating Lego. Didn't think Transformers would make it this far :grin:


That's what happens when you get fansites like Seibertron.com which have 500,000 unique visitors per month behind something like this. :D

Amusingly, Transformers has gotten less and less votes each round, until round 5.
Round 1 (vs. Tamagotchi): 1214 vs. 394 (this was before Seibertron publicized it)
Round 2 (vs. My Little Pony): 1049 to 160
Round 3 (vs. G.I. Joe): 640 to 249
Round 4 (vs. RC Cars): 217 to 158
Round 5 (vs. LEGO): 444 to 429
In fairness, there has been a decrease in total votes for pretty much everything each round, and I think it's true that a lot of us owe it to Seibertron that TFs have gotten as many votes as they have despite the overall decreasing numbers. I would forget after each round without Seibertron's reminders, and none of the other TF sites seems to be reporting on this. However, it kind of backfires at the same time because a few of us did vote for LEGO last round. Also, LEGO was a tough opponent so it probably inspired more people to vote either way than in previous rounds.
So bottom line, out of those 500,000 daily visitors, maybe 150 have regularly voted in this, at my estimation.
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Re: Transformers Featured In Mensa's Bracket Challenge

Postby Arctorro » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:33 am

Motto: ""A beast form is the right of all sentient beings.""
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That Bot wrote:I would forget after each round without Seibertron's reminders.


Very true. After each announcement I completely forgot about this, so Seibertron really helped to keep Transformers in the race :-?
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