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Mercenaries, covert agents, master assassins, and supernaturally enhanced killers. These are some of the many faces of the ninja. No matter how you describe them there is no denying that they have become an iconic part of our culture. With that in mind the goal for this contest is to create a custom of a ninja. You could go with one of the Mortal Kombat ninjas, one of the many ninjas of GI Joe, an original character, something from the TMNT franchise, or one of the many ninja from anime and manga. There is no shortage of potential entries for this contest.
-Since there is a fine line between martial arts fighter and ninja, we are going to keep it simple. If a character is referred to as a ninja in their source material, then they qualify for this contest. For example: Snake Eyes is a ninja, Strider Hiryu is not. Naruto is a ninja, but Deadpool is not.
-Samurai will also be allowed for this contest. Though they are the polar opposite, they are so closely associated with the ninja that they are fair game for this contest.
-If a character has been done as a ninja themed action figure for a toy line then they are fair game for this contest. For example Ninja Spawn, Ninja Sabretooth, and Ninja Robin. You may do your own ninja version of these characters, you do not need to mimic the officially released version.
-No dioramas will be allowed for this contest. However an exception will be made if it involves Ninja fighting Pirates.
-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: ||October 15th, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.|
|Voting: ||October 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.