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The Toontown Species Election was an event that was first announced at OMG!Con 2016, which lasted from September 19, 2016 to July 28, 2017 until the winning candidate(s) was announced. This was the second election event hosted by Alec Tinn where a brand new Toon species would be elected to arrive to Toontown. On September 1, 2017, crocodile and deer officially arrived to Toontown.

Previous New Species

Toontown Online

  • Monkey (2004)[1]
  • Bear (2005)[2]
  • Pig (2007)[3]

Toontown Rewritten

  • Deer (2017)
  • Crocodile (2017)

Stages

Nominations

Because ToonFest 2016 delayed on its original start date, which is September 19, 2016, the nomination stage for the election occurred on the same day to continue the ToonFest celebration. Players could place a nomination on a species of their choice, and the top eight species would be chosen to battle in the first round of voting. Nominations ended on October 1, 2016.

Candidates

The top eight species were announced as goat, crocodile, chicken, fox, parrot, chipmunk, cow, and deer. From December 17, 2016 to December 24, 2016 as part of the Twelve Days of Winter, blog posts introduced each of the top eight species, along with their very own portraits and a small biography.

Portrait
Goat
Crocodile
Chicken
Fox
Name Goat Crocodile Chicken Fox
Announced December 17 December 18 December 19 December 20
Portrait
Parrot
Chipmunk
Cow
Deer
Name Parrot Chipmunk Cow Deer
Announced December 21 December 22 December 23 December 24

First round

On March 1, 2017, the first round of voting commenced where some of the candidates were eliminated, but two main candidates would battle head-to-head for the final round of voting. Players could select a first, second, and third choice of whichever species they want to vote. Voting ended on March 11, 2017.

Final round

Out of the eight candidates, only two made to the final round: crocodile and deer. The winners were announced on July 15, 2017. Players could select only one candidate of these two Toon species. Voting ended July 22, 2017, and the winner(s) was announced at ReplayFX 2017 on July 28, 2017.

Winners

Croc finalDeer final

At ReplayFX, it was announced that both crocodile and deer had won. Despite deer being the true winner with 7100+ votes compared to crocodile with 6700+ votes[4], the Toontown Rewritten staff decided that they would implement both species to the game. Attendees from ReplayFX had a chance to play both species, along with parties, fixed racing, and Grand Prix. It was also announced that both species, along with the rest of the tested features, would be released in an upcoming update that debuts the end of Beta.

Gallery

Images

Videos

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20050415002130/http://play.toontown.com/news.php
    November 11, 2004 [sv1.0.14.33]
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20051226043416/http://play.toontown.com/news.php
    December 20, 2005 [sv1.0.18.25]
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20070329055312/http://play.toontown.com/news.php
    March 7, 2007 [sv1.0.25.14]
  4. https://www.reddit.com/r/toontownrewritten/comments/6qd0fh/fun_fact_the_results_of_the_elections/
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