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Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« on: May 13, 2008, 04:03:58 PM »
As I've been reading the forums here at ST.com, there always seems to be alot of discussion about which figures troopers like in a wave and which they do not so ST.com is going to be running a tournament, the Sandtastic Action Figure Tournament, to decide once and for all which one you, ST.com members, think is the best figure that hasbro has made to date. I will be updating this thread with information and links as the tournament progresses so if you want to know whats going on, this is the place to look.


UPDATE: View the complete updated draw here:
Sandtastic Action Figure Tournament Bracket


Initial Selection
To start of the tournament, I would like anyone who has a favorite figure (or 50 favorite figures) to nominate them in the Nomination Thread. This thread will be open for at least one week, maybe a little longer if people are still nominating.

The nomination thead will close after Satuday so make sure you get your nominations in by Saturday night!


First Round
Round 1 will start after the nominations have ended and it will be a single elimination style tournament between the nominated figures. I will be making individual poll threads for each face-off where you can vote and discuss. The tournament is devided into 8 draws based on Hasbro's lines from over the years. The winner from each series goes into the Playoff Round. They are apportioned as follows (TAC got 2 since there were alot of nominations from it):

1. Thirtieth Anniversary Collection
2. Thirtieth Anniversary Collection
3. The Saga Collection
4. Revenge of the Sith
5. Original Trilogy Collection
6. Saga/Clone Wars
7. Power of the Jedi/Episode I
8. Power of the Force 2/Shadows of the Empire

Each thread will be open for one week from the time it is posted. Please vote and discuss.

I have opened up a First Round Results/Discussion Thread and locked all the individual polls to try to prevent confusion on which polls were active and which were not. The results were also added to the draw which can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of this post.


Second Round
The second round has begun and it looks like we have some great match ups. All of the round two threads are up right now so make sure you go and vote. Just like the first round, voting will be open for one week.

I have opened up a Second Round Results/Discussion Thread and locked all the individual polls to try to prevent confusion on which polls were active and which were not. The results were also added to the draw which can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of this post.


Final Round
All the final round threads are up. The winner of each of these match ups will move on to the playoff round where they will compete against the winners of each of the other lines. Make sure to cast your vote for your favorites. Once again voting will be open for one week.

The Final Round for each line is over and we have our eight figures that are advancing to the playoff round. I have opened up a Final Round Results/Discussion Thread and locked all the individual polls to try to prevent confusion on which polls were active and which were not. The results were also added to the draw which can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of this post.


Playoff Quarter Finals
The playoff quarter finals have started and all the threads are up so make sure you submit your vote.

I have opened up a Playoff Quarter Final Results/Discussion Thread and locked all the individual polls to try to prevent confusion on which polls were active and which were not. The results were also added to the draw which can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of this post.


Playoff Semi Finals
The semi final round has begun and the four remaining contestants are ready to go at it so make sure you submit your votes. This round will run for two weeks.

I have opened up a Playoff Semi Final Results/Discussion Thread and locked all the individual polls to try to prevent confusion on which polls were active and which were not. The results were also added to the draw which can be viewed by clicking on the link at the top of this post


Champtionship
The Sandtastic Figure Tournament Championship has started so make sure you cast your vote for who you want to be the big winner! This round will also run for two weeks.

UPDATE: Well the tournament is finally over and our winner is Darth Revan! If anyone wants to discuss this last round fell free to do so in the actual Darth Revan vs. Scorch thread.


Results
UPDATE: Well the results are in and according to the Sandtroopers.com community the following are the best figures created by Hasbro:

Best Overall Figure: Darth Revan
Runner Up: Scorch

Best POTF2/SOTE Figure: Darktrooper
Best Episode 1/POTJ Figure: Darth Maul
Best Saga Figure: McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper
Best OTC Figure: VOTC Boba Fett
Best ROTS Figure: Evolutions Sandtrooper
Best TSC Figure: Scorch
Best TAC Figure: Darth Revan


Thank you to all of you who made this event possible and who participated in it. I wanted to thank Darth Spice specifically for helping me get this all set up and giving me a place to run it. I hope you enjoyed it! United We Find!  :td:
« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 11:29:17 PM by jedibrian77 »
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 07:26:13 PM »
Updates are in red
« Last Edit: June 04, 2008, 08:58:09 PM by jedibrian77 »
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 01:47:43 PM »
More updates in red. Draw is posted and I will be putting up polls starting later today and continueing until it is done so check back soon
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 04:39:04 PM »
Brian, I love your choices in the brackets. There are some hard choices but so far I'm lovin' the way you've got things laid out! Great job man!!
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 04:41:51 PM »
Thanks I hope everyone enjoys it! Im working on gettting the polls up but it takes some time so I appreciate everyone's patience
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 06:57:10 PM »
My votes are in!

Good luck to everyone's favorites.


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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 06:57:35 PM »
my votes are in, some hard choices in there


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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 07:06:28 PM »
is that the entire first round?

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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 09:19:21 PM »
No Im waiting on about 5 more because I had to get pics for them
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 09:34:53 PM »
Just added 5 more polls. Check the top post in Green to see which ones were just added. Still have 3 more to add that will come as soon as possible
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 05:05:24 PM »
I've been getting my choices in. :thumbup:
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 07:36:56 PM »
great job with the pics to see each figure


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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 09:15:58 PM »
I wanted to vote Chicago style. You know, the old mayor Daly way?
But the system will only let me vote once. DAMN!
Light side, dark side, light side, dark side, light side, dark side. So many choices, so little time.

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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2008, 09:25:04 AM »
WE got that Chicago voting all figured out around here Ron! Gov. Ryan still could use a hacksaw if Allison still makes that fantastic cake!  ;)  OK NO more politics you have me breaking our rules Prof!!  8)
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2008, 11:29:52 AM »
Voting closes tomorrow on most polls so make sure you place your votes!
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2008, 12:34:20 PM »
Just a couple more hours to vote
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2008, 10:07:24 PM »
Last three first round threads added. View updates in the first post in red
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2008, 03:05:41 PM »
Make sure to vote on the last three round one threads if you havent done so already. There is only one day left to vote
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2008, 05:05:34 PM »
Only a couple more hours to vote on the end of the first round
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2008, 12:14:16 AM »
The first round is over and the second round will start tomorrow so make sure to check back
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2008, 10:07:25 AM »
Updates in red
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2008, 11:21:08 PM »
Dont forget about voting in the second round if you havent done so yet since there isnt much time left
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2008, 10:57:23 PM »
Just a few more hours to vote on the second round
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2008, 08:00:55 PM »
More updates in red. The final round for each line has begun so make sure to vote
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2008, 08:03:37 PM »
so, after the final round, what do we do? do we have a list "the best of the best" or, are we going to take it down to 1 figure?
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2008, 08:09:26 PM »
It goes down to one figure. Check out the draw  (the link is at the top). I know its a little confusing but since the first three rounds were broken up by which series of figures they came out of, the winner of each series moves on into the next round. Its just a way of saying "Well this is the best OTC figure made according to the ST.com community now lets put it up against the best SAGA figure and see who is the best overall." It allowed figures to compete agianst their peers (that way older figs could still advance because they were playing other older figs) but after this round, there is no more protection for the older figs. They will have to beat newer figs fair and square if they want to keep going. Does that answer your question?
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2008, 10:18:40 PM »
aahhh, I get it now....game on!


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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2008, 11:59:00 AM »
wow, it got real tough now, kinnda like a pop quiz with no right answers :P
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2008, 10:05:33 PM »
Dont forget to vote in this round since there are only a few more hours left to vote
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Re: Sandtastic Figure Tournament News
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2008, 08:06:04 AM »
are we not going to go another round or 2 to narrow it down to one figure?  or is this it?


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