Another 2 week poll and again a very good participation from TBs readers. The polls for the "Most popular and Best selling 2010 LEGO Technic sets", came to an end and here are the respective results.
As done in the last year, we have again decided to run both polls in parallel, so that we can achieve the most consistent results.
After the Motorized Excavator (8043) initial problems and its consequent unavailability in the market for a very significant period, this set must have something really special and appreciated by the Technic fans, to still become the overwhelming winner in terms of popularity among the 2010 LEGO Technic sets. Specially for the remarkable difference to the 2nd most voted set (75% to 16%). If we compare it with the 2009 results, we should also notice the actual most favorite set won with 75% of the votes, against 58% (8258). A quite remarkable increase!
From the number of voters among the two polls, it seems not every Technic fan following TBs is actually buying the sets. Probably some still considering whether leaving their Dark Ages, or not...
Either the data here collected is not fully representative, the Motorized Excavator turned to be an absolute best-seller, or it may have eaten market to the other 2010 smaller sets.
The simple fact is, that at least in these polls, the Excavator smashed all its smaller "competitors", beating them both on favoritism and sales!
Not even the more "exclusive" sets from the 1H, like the Race Truck (8041) or the Tractor with Log Loader (8049) with its pneumatic elements, have scored a noticeable preference.
Taking the Motorized Excavator out of this equation, we see no significant variation in the number of sales per reference, among first and second halves.
So, side-by-side lets see the winners for 2010, in both categories!
|The Best |
2010 LEGO Technic sets
|The Best Selling|
2010 LEGO Technic sets *
|8043, Motorized Excavator||1st Place||8043, Motorized Excavator|
|8053, Mobile Crane||2nd Place||8049, Tractor with Log Loader|
|8051, Motorbike||3rd Place||8052, Container Truck|
By the end of the year, will come back with similar polls, for the 2011 sets.
*) Exclusively according to the data collected within this poll, thus not related with any TLG official figures.