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BBC Contest #73 Prelim Poll Exo-Force

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BBC Contest #73 Prelim Poll Exo-Force

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#1 Offline Tufi Piyufi

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Posted Jun 23 2016 - 05:49 PM

Preliminary Poll Exo-Force
BBC Contest #73: Brickin' It Old School!

Here we are... it's the preliminary round of voting for BBC Contest #73: Brickin' !t Old School!


Two entries will advance from each poll, as well as two overall wildcards.

Preliminary Voting begins June 23rd and ends June 26th at 11:59 P.M. EST.
Final Voting begins August 6th and ends August 7th at 11:59 P.M. EST.
The contest winner and final voting results will be posted in a separate thread on August 9th.

One voter from each poll will be randomly selected to win a McToran polybag from 2001!


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1. c73_027.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> toa tiwel

2. c73_005.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Regal Guard - Riot Division

3. c73_025.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Dark Hunter Rampage

4. image.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Toa Talleth

5. imag0659.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Solius

6. c73_004.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Toa of Earth

7. c73_026.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Makuta Hunter

8. c73_013.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> Neo Bohrok Mk XXII

9. c73_019.jpg_thumb.jpg >>> (Insert Subject's cutest ice themed thought here.)

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Posted Jun 23 2016 - 06:22 PM

It's between 3, 7 and 8 for me. I eventually went with 3, because it has a sweet gear function, and because 8 doesn't need any help. (Seriously, that thing is awesome.)

Honourable mention for 9, which is adorable.

EDIT: added in a missing space.

Edited by Disty says hi, Jun 23 2016 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted Jun 23 2016 - 06:56 PM

Honestly, it wasn't even a contest. 3 was the only one here that really looked G1 to me, and it's especially impressive that they used mostly parts available before 2005. Plus I like Dark Hunters. :D

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Posted Jun 23 2016 - 07:21 PM

Gah this is a tough choice, but I ultimately went with #2... It's a freakin bird-man.

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Posted Jun 23 2016 - 09:21 PM

Ended up going with 9 because reasons.

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Posted Jun 23 2016 - 11:20 PM

3, for much the same reasons as Click.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 12:40 AM

Voted No.2

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#8 Offline Ballom Nom Nom

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 12:42 AM

Numbers two and eight are definitely the top choices here. Of those that pair, I went with 8.
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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 12:57 AM

And I get stuck going up against the best entries, three times in a row. XD Ah well.



Best of luck to you, fellow competitors!

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 01:52 AM

2, 7, and 8 catch my eye here, but I'm gonna go with Makuta Hunter because it just has some good shaping, and I love the color scheme.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 03:28 AM

I think 3 nails the contest perfectly.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 03:35 AM

Entry 7 got my vote.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 06:14 AM

2 for me, it looked the best while remaining bionicle G1 ish.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 11:50 AM

Nothing really strikes me in this poll, but I went for #7, which has a couple nifty design aspects and looks passable for a G1 titan.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 01:22 PM

Voted four because it felt very much like an actual set. The others are really cool, but often over-the-top MOCs don't match the aesthetic for me.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 05:20 PM

I voted for number 8, it's the best for me in this topic.

Edited by ...The Chosen One..., Jun 24 2016 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 09:40 PM

Went with #3. Great Dark Hunter build and I can imagine it being a set. Cute owl, you were so close

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Posted Jun 24 2016 - 10:28 PM

8 and 3 really stood out for me in another great group. I ended up going with with 3 because it would look right at home in my well-read Dark Hunters guide. Number 8 though, wow. Very cool!

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Posted Jun 25 2016 - 11:22 AM

Loved the jungle theme of #4. Earned my vote.

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Posted Jun 26 2016 - 05:31 PM

Tough choice between 2, 3, and 8 (weird, entry 8 ended up being a standout for me in all three polls).

Entry 8 in this poll succeeds even with an extremely monochrome design in part due to its eclectic use of textures. It's reminiscent of many prototype Bionicle sets from over the years, but unlike those which are mostly cut and glued and then painted with a silvery finish, this one is purist, achieving the same use through the use of greebly details both small and large. Its rotund, somewhat cartoonish proportions set it apart from any official sets and even from most MOCs. It feels sorta like a video game enemy.

2, on the other hand, really exemplifies the old-school "riotflea" MOC craze, plus has a dynamic color scheme and textures that don't call quite so much attention to themselves. Its proportions are spindly, aggressive, and alien like I'd expect a "riotflea" to be. The biggest drawback of this one is that its build feels almost more "timeless" than "old-school" — flares and curves like this model has are about as pervasive in System and CCBS MOCs as they were in G1 Bionicle MOCs, and so it's really only the "riotflea" concept that dates it.

3 stands out in its own way — it is not as ambitious in its building techniques as 2 or 8, but it has a distinctive G1 feel with its clumsy, machine-like build, and the yellow Jack Stone elements used as accents go a long way to balance out the grey, black, and silver. As the builder intended, it feels like it could fit in the Dark Hunters guide, and yet it feels like it could fit in among that guide's best entries, or even among some of the official G1 Dark Hunter sets and combi models.

After much debate I settled on Entry 8, which is both the most impressive for me visually and elicits the most nostalgia. Rather than just an old set or an old MOC, it feels like an unfinished PROTOTYPE of an old set! That's, like, double the old! And yet in spite of that inherent roughness that would feel horrendously out-of-place on a finished set, its neutral color palette and unconventional materials are reminiscent of a mixed media art piece.

So I guess I ended up voting a straight 8-8-8 ticket. Ah, well.

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