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The goal of this contest is to make a custom based off of the winning entries of past contests. Any entry that won a gold, silver or bronze in one of the contests is eligible. You are free to use your own recipe to make the entry, and you may make it in a different scale, but you must use the same version of the character that the original entry did. For example, if you choose Loose Collector's Wolverine that won gold in the 'Make Mine Marvel' contest you can only do that version of Wolverine and you may not change his costume.

-Not counting those still running, we've had 98 contests which gives us 286 contest winning entries to choose from. They can be found here.

-You may not choose your own trophy winning entries for this contest, you must pick someone else's entry to emulate.

-Diorama are only acceptable if you the trophy winner you picked for an entry was a diorama.

-As always there are no size restrictions for this contest. You may use any sort of materials, parts, tools or techniques that you wish. Whatever gets the job done.. 

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: August 15th, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: August 16th - 22nd.
Managed By: Green Skin

What are the rules of the contest?
  • Please use the form here to submit your custom figure.
  • At least a paragraph description is required with your entry. This paragraph, at a minimum, should answer the following questions:
    • How was this custom customized?
    • How does the custom fit into the contest theme?
  • You may submit up to three different entries for the contest.
  • Please only submit figures that were created for this contest. Do not submit old figures from the Showcase or previous contest entries.
  • Your entry should not be posted on this website, any other website, or anywhere on the internet until the contest is completely over.
  • The pictures for your entry will remain hidden until the contest ends and the voting begins.
  • Your identity will remain hidden until after the voting completes.
  • Do not include names, logos, signatures or anything on the pictures that will give you away as the creator of the custom. We want to keep the customizer's identity a secret until the contest is over.
  • Don't wait until the last day to submit your entries. If your internet is down, or something happens beyond your control, you will miss the contest! Also keep in mind how many customs you can submit in one day. You may not be able to submit all your entries in one day.
  • The contest is purely for fun... well... and bragging rights!
How does the contest voting work?
Anyone can vote for their favorite customs in the contest, you don't even have to submit anything to the contest! You do have to be logged-in to your Figure Realm account though so we can keep track of the votes. Only appointed Figure Realm staff can see the votes, so anonymity is guaranteed. Voting begins once the entry deadline is met and lasts for a week.

It's hard to choose just one custom to vote on when there are tons of great entries, so Figure Realm has a unique voting system where you can vote on ALL the customs! When you click on an entry to view, there's a bar with buttons on it that lets you give the custom anywhere from 1 to 5 Stars. 1 Star means you think they could have done a better job on the custom while 5 Stars means you think they did a perfect job. The votes for each entry are added up when voting is closed and averaged-out to determine the winners. Also, don't abuse the system. Don't give your own custom 5 Stars and then give everyone else 1 Star to boost your rating. Remember, the votes are monitored.

Some points you might consider when casting your vote: Is the figure well-made? Is the paint smooth or crusty? Are there noticeable fingerprints on the sculpted parts? Is it an original custom? Is it accurate to the source-material (comics, photos, description in a book)? Are the pictures clear enough to see the details? Did the creator take the time to include a back-story or recipe? Is the custom so unbelievably awesome that you'd trade your dog for it?

Craftsmanship and creativity are major factors to consider, but ultimately your vote should depend on how much you like the custom, and how well you feel it fits the contest theme.

User Comments
crazyhorse -
Monday, June 24, 2013
So to clarify. You have to use the exact same costume as the original entry? Same color shirt, pants and even shoes? Does the new entry have to be the same base or can that vary as long as the uniform is the same? Also in regards to head sculpts. Can a different head sculpt be used from the original entry?
Green Skin -
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Pretty much. You're making your version of a trophy winning entry, you're not trying to replicate it down to the smallest detail. You can make improvements/changes, and you can use different base figures and head sculpts. The same costume rule just means you have to do the same version of the character. For a lot of the trophy winning entries changing the costume, changes the version of that character.
Patraw -
Monday, June 24, 2013
For entries that consisted of multiple figures/items, like the Group Dynamics contest, do you have to make all of the figures in the winning submission, or would it be acceptable to just make one of them? I guess, in the interest of recreating the entry as accurately as possible, I'd lean towards having to customize everything that the original creator did, but I could see where some people might think that's too much.
Green Skin -
Monday, June 24, 2013
I think they should customize everything the original creator did. If that seems like too much there are nearly 300 other submissions to choose from.
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