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.
For some, the Bracket Challenge wasn’t just fun and games. Mensan Amber Pine used the challenge in her classroom in Temple, Texas, as a way to teach her students about writing persuasive essays, debating, and using logic. “If you forget to put up NERF®, it won’t dry out like Play-Doh®. That is why I know NERF should win. Thank you for your time,” postulated one student.
Next year’s fourth annual bracket challenge will feature the “best of the worst” as voters select the greatest villain ever. For more Mensa fun, visit us.mensa.org/play.
American Mensa is the organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized, intelligence test. The organization has more than 57,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world. Mensa’ mission is to identify and foster human intelligence to benefit our communities, as well as provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.