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Mensa Selects "Transformers" as Greatest Toy of All Time   By PRWEB

Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) December 21, 2012

After six rounds and more than 78,000 votes, Transformers prevailed as the winner of the Mensa Bracket Challenge-Toys. The toys were divided up into four categories: Timeless, Pre-1950s, 1950-1980, and 1980-Present. It came down to the Ball (Timeless), Toy Train (Pre-1950s), LEGO (1950-1980), and Transformers (1980-Present). Despite its lack of longevity, Transformers prevailed. The victory comes just in time for last-minute holiday shopping ideas!

Ball came in second to Transformers in what proved to be a landslide finale. LEGO® remained strong up until the end, as it breezed through the first four rounds until it lost to Transformers in Round 5 by only 15 points, the closest match-up of the challenge. LEGO is number one because you can make anything out of it, said voter David Lambert. There are even LEGO model kits. Toy Train took down Paddle Ball, Tinkertoys, Frisbee and Army Men before falling victim to the Ball.

In this challenge, there were surprises around every corner. Etch-a-Sketch® proved to be the glorified underdog, as it was able to make it to Round 4 as a seven seed. Matchbox® Cars, Big Wheel, My Little Pony, Beanie Babies, Bop It®, and Water Gun were also able to upset higher ranked opponents in Round 1.

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