Food for Thought
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Customizing is hungry work, and this challenge will only make it worse! The goal of this one is to make a custom figure that revolves around food or drink in some way. Entries can be mascots of some sort, such as Chester Cheetah, Green Giant, Tony the Tiger, Burger King, or the Noid. They can also literally be made of food such as Powered Toast Man, Kool-aid Man, Major McCheese or the Food Fighters. Things like the Barnyard Commandos are allowed, even though they are only indirectly related to food.

-Occupations related to food are fair game for this contest. Such as chefs, butchers, bartenders, waiters, baristas, etc.

-Entries have to be more than just the inclusion of a food item, entries must revolve around food in some way. So you can't just slap a slice of pizza on a Ninja Turtle, or include a chimichanga with a Deadpool custom.

-No dioramas will be allowed for this contest.

-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 31st, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: September 1st - 7th.
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 girlfriend 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
1andonly5711 -
Sunday, September 8, 2013
ToyArchitect -
Monday, September 2, 2013
Not going to lie, even though there was very few entries, all of these guys did such an awesome job, if I could I'd give them all 1st place! This competition was an awesome idea and definitely deserves to get a few go arounds again!
Green Skin -
Monday, July 15, 2013
That is a very good point. We'll revoke the no dioramas rule, they are now allowed.
mistic*Misty -
Monday, July 15, 2013
yes I am working on a game custom that as its own fast food brand and it sais no dude with food aded but mine dose have its own food restarent so its sad that it sais no to that
Green Skin -
Monday, July 15, 2013
It sounds like your dude would work. Send me a PM with who it is and I'll tell you for sure. The 'no just adding food to people' is aimed at things like giving a random character a beer and saying it fits the contest. If your guy has his own restaurant it sounds like he would work.
mistic*Misty -
Thursday, July 18, 2013
well I sent my custom and it got regected ??? I was told it was a good Food custom so pls inlite me why it was sent back as not improved cose im really offended about it
Green Skin -
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Just messaged you.
Patraw -
Monday, July 15, 2013
While I can't say that I had any plans to make a diorama myself, I would request that you reconsider their exclusion, as things like the Muppets Swedish Chef's kitchen, the Simpsons' Krusty Burger, Spongebob Squarepants' Krusty Krab, etc. could be fun, and relevant, environments for customizers to make for this food-driven challenge.
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