Saturday, January 12, 2013

TBs TechPoll 34 (Results) - Most popular and Best selling 2012 LEGO Technic sets

Here we are again, for the results on the yearly poll about the "Most popular and Best selling 2012 LEGO Technic sets" at TBs . With above 700 answers to this call, we hope the response to be statistically representative about the reality.

Not without surprise, it looks the 2012 LEGO Technic sets, were resumed to three sets ( 9398, 9396 and 9397). Fortunately enough for the number of places we have in the podium...

See below the results from the poll finished this week an indeed it looks the AFOLs have elected these three among their undoubtful favorites.

As done in the previous years, we have again decided to run both polls in parallel, so that we can achieve the most consistent results.

Still we see a considerable difference among the number of voters in both polls. If it means that the almost 200 votes difference (the same amount as in 2011) corresponds to fans following us here, but not buying any Technic set all, will remain to know. Forgot to add the "Didn't buy any of these" option, suggested with the previous year results. Maybe next time...

This year again, we got results with the same three sets in the exact same order, in both polls ('Best Set' and 'Most Bought'). Only one set from the 1H made into the first three, which came in third place and it was not exactly a surprise.

The 9398 4x4 Crawler was the preferred and most bought by far, compared to the second (9396 Helicopter)! The difference was this time almost the same, when it comes to choose the best set (61% to 32%)), compared to when it arrives the moment to buy them (61% to 31%). However the 8110 Unimog U400 achieved respectively 18% and 10% better results then this year's flagship, which should say something about the compared popularity among both models.

The 9397 Logging Truck rests in third place at both polls, but the 9392 Quad Bike followed really close (with 4 votes difference), on the 'Most Bought' poll (percentage was nearly he same).

On the sets following those heading both poll results 9395 Pick-Up Tow Truck seems to show little advantage against the remaining. Although the differences are already very small. Nevertheless this year we seem to have a more flat distribution in terms of favoritism, than in previous years.

So, side-by-side lets see the winners for 2012, in both categories!

The Best
2012 LEGO Technic sets
The Best Selling
2012 LEGO Technic sets *
9398, 4x4 Crawler 1st Place 9398, 4x4 Crawler

9396, Helicopter 2nd Place 9396, Helicopter

9397, Logging Truck 3rd Place 9397, Logging Truck

By the end of the year, will come back with similar polls, for the 2013 sets, which also promises great competition already.

*) Exclusively according to the data collected within this poll, thus not related with any TLG official figures.

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