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Help Vote Matchbox Into The Toy Hall of Fame
Topic Started: Sep 16 2017, 09:59 PM (1,098 Views)
Swifty
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http://www.toyhalloffame.org/2017-finalists

If the above link doesn't work, the direct link is:

https://polldaddy.com/poll/9820470/

You can vote once per day per computer. Let's get Matchbox into the HOF where it deserves to be. Right now PEZ is destroying the competition with 35% of the vote (Whiffle Ball is second at 26%, My Little Pony a distant third at 14% and Matchbox is way back in fourth with a mere 7% (nothing else is even close, surprisingly not even Transformers). And Pez isn't even a toy! Let's spread the word far & wide and reverse Matchbox's fortunes.
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94cadillacfleetwood
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Nothing good ever happens after midnight.
Hey folks, if a stick can be in the Toy Hall of Fame, surely Matchbox can get in!

Hot Wheels is a member of the class of 2011.
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toyotageek
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Here's a link to the main page, with poll on the right. http://www.toyhalloffame.org/

As of today PEZ is in the lead with 36.94%

Matchbox is still in fourth place at 7.71%


I vote Matchbox, you can too!


Edited by toyotageek, Sep 17 2017, 10:46 AM.
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toyotageek
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I've posted this to a couple of Facebook groups.
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toyotageek
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Vote everyday!

Vote from you home computer!
Vote from your work computer!
Vote from your tablet!
Vote from your phone!
Vote from your wife's phone!

We're at 541 votes and got a lot of catching up to do!
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toyotageek
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677 votes. Gaining, but still in 4th place.
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Swifty
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Pez jumped almost a thousand votes since Sunday. In that same time, frame only one other option has gained percentage points, and that's Matchbox. When I posted it we were at 7% and now we're up to 9%. We're making a difference, and I think we can slip past the pony herd for third place. But I don't think we're catching Pez. Sadly, Pez and Whiffle Ball aren't even toys...
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Cast your VOTE daily!!

https://polldaddy.com/poll/9820470/

Matchbox and My Little Pony are tied for third!

Let's catch up to the Wiffle ball now!


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94cadillacfleetwood
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I must digress, but the Wiffle ball is definitely a toy.
Pez is more of a collectible. That would be like putting baseball cards or comic books in a TOY hall of fame.
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Sep 22 2017, 11:45 PM
I must digress, but the Wiffle ball is definitely a toy.
Pez is more of a collectible. That would be like putting baseball cards or comic books in a TOY hall of fame.
I'll continue the digression.

While PEZ is primarily a candy dispenser, it also functioned as a toy. I mean, they had heads with mouths that opened.... fun!! I can vaguely recall playing with mine in some sort of fashion when I was a kid (circa late 60's early 70's).

I'm still voting for Matchbox though.
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Matchbox has solidly passed MLP for third and we've nearly doubled our percentage (we've gone from 7% to 13% in less than a week!). We're making an impact here, definitely. Pez has dropped down to 39%, but we've still got a long way to catch them. They've got three times as many votes as Matchbox right now.

Remember to vote daily! Something else I was informed today - you can vote once per browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome, etc.) per device. I think this is something the Pez folks may be exploiting...
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i just voted us up to 1400 even...
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Random
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Everytime you open the poll in incognito mode, you can vote.
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Sep 23 2017, 01:04 AM
Matchbox has solidly passed MLP for second and we've nearly doubled our percentage (we've gone from 7% to 13% in less than a week!). We're making an impact here, definitely. Pez has dropped down to 39%, but we've still got a long way to catch them. They've got three times as many votes as Matchbox right now.

Remember to vote daily! Something else I was informed today - you can vote once per browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome, etc.) per device. I think this is something the Pez folks may be exploiting...
FYI - Matchbox is currently in third place, not second. , behind the Wiffle Ball which has 22%.

I received a reply from John Lambert that he will announce the poll later this weekend on The Lamley Group, after a few other stories he has scheduled already.

After notifying Jim Gallegos about the poll, he has made it more enticing for voters by offering a 2017 Gathering Dealer VW (via Matchbox Collectors Forum on Facebook).
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Sep 23 2017, 04:42 AM
Everytime you open the poll in incognito mode, you can vote.
Clever, and sneaky!!
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toyotageek
Sep 23 2017, 09:01 AM
Random
Sep 23 2017, 04:42 AM
Everytime you open the poll in incognito mode, you can vote.
Clever, and sneaky!!
And it works. ;)

I've been trying to figure out how Pez is beating us and I think you just figured it out. It seems Pez gets a thousand votes at a time and then next to nothing for a few days until something else starts getting close.
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here is where we stand with pez now: Matchbox Cars

28%

4,041 votes




PEZ Candy Dispenser

32%

4,612 votes


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We're about 521 behind Pez now. Pez advertises itself as a candy dispenser AND toy. Just saw an ad for Pez yesterday and "toy" was definitely part of the opening description of the product.

There's another way to vote more often. Remove the part of the url that is different after you vote from the url that allows you to vote and refresh the page. It works. However, it does seem a little manipulative.....but are there really that many more PEZ collectors than Matchbox collectors? I wonder.....and the sudden increase in votes in spurts for Pez seems suspect.


edit: oops, I may have spoke too soon...I just tried one more time and the "pre-vote" url still said "Thank you.... for your vote".

I guess "never mind" is appropriate.
Edited by b2young, Sep 27 2017, 11:24 AM.
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Sep 27 2017, 11:21 AM
We're about 521 behind Pez now. Pez advertises itself as a candy dispenser AND toy. Just saw an ad for Pez yesterday and "toy" was definitely part of the opening description of the product.

There's another way to vote more often. Remove the part of the url that is different after you vote from the url that allows you to vote and refresh the page. It works. However, it does seem a little manipulative.....but are there really that many more PEZ collectors than Matchbox collectors? I wonder.....and the sudden increase in votes in spurts for Pez seems suspect.


edit: oops, I may have spoke too soon...I just tried one more time and the "pre-vote" url still said "Thank you.... for your vote".

I guess "never mind" is appropriate.
I think it was Random that mentioned this....

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Everytime you open the poll in incognito mode, you can vote.


Right click on the URL, then select "Open link in incognito window"

Repeat.

https://polldaddy.com/poll/9820470/


P.S. I contacted them (the Strong - the Hall of Fame people) this morning. They said they will keep the polls open until induction day, November 9th.




Edited by toyotageek, Sep 27 2017, 01:13 PM.
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We're at 30% now, and less than 300 behind :)
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Less than 140 behind, 30 vs 31%
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94cadillacfleetwood
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Nothing good ever happens after midnight.
As of this morning, we are 62 votes ahead in FIRST PLACE!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

And remember, vote early and vote often! :D
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Sep 28 2017, 07:23 AM
As of this morning, we are 62 votes ahead in FIRST PLACE!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

And remember, vote early and vote often! :D
YES! :1:

Don't forget this runs until November 9th... so that's still 42 more days of voting!

We've achieved leadership, now we must maintain it!
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I did my voting todyay and stumbled upon a TIE for the first place! Let's keep voting for MBX

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Sep 28 2017, 10:51 AM
I did my voting todyay and stumbled upon a TIE for the first place! Let's keep voting for MBX
The PEZ heads are rallying against us!

This is all out war now..... :flame:
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