Package Deal Custom Contest
Almost every toy begins its' retail life sealed inside a plastic or cardboard prison. A custom-made package is the proverbial cherry on top of your action figure masterpiece that can add that last bit of authenticity to your work. The object of this challenge is simple: all you have to do is make a custom package to go along with your contest submission.

- There are no limitations on subject matter, beyond Figure Realm's general content rules. You can make whatever you want, so long as you also create a custom package to go along with it.

- Every participant must customize both a figure (or similar toy item, see further below) and a package for it. You can't just pop an old custom or an unaltered figure into your custom packaging and call it a day.

- At least one of your entry photos MUST depict your custom inside the package you made. You're free to use your remaining photos as you see fit.

- Keep in mind that toy packaging can take many forms: boxes, cards, clamshells, baggies, capsules, etc. It can be as simple, or complex, as you want. You can make a new package for your toy completely from scratch, or simply modify an existing one. Don't be afraid to come up with something really creative and imaginative, like the wild stuff we often see with exclusives at conventions.

- In addition to figures, vehicles, playsets, and similar miscellaneous toy paraphernalia are legal things to make.

- Don't forget that contest entries are supposed to be anonymous until the conclusion of the voting process, so don't plaster your name and/or personal logos all over your package!

- As usual, you can employ whatever base figures, parts, tools, materials, etc. you wish to create your submission(s). In particular, you may find computer printed text/graphics to be useful when designing and customizing toy packaging.
Please remember to follow the Contest Rules and to Vote Fairly.
Contest Winners:

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: February 15th, 2014 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: February 16th - 22nd.
Managed By: Patraw

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User Comments
DrStrange14 -
Monday, February 17, 2014
How do you put a figure in a package that is not the their's? Random question
Patraw -
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Provided the new figure is small enough to fit inside of the card's bubble (you're probably not going to be able to fit a 6" figure into a 3.75" figure's bubble for example), you can either carefully remove the bubble from the cardback, insert the new figure, and then re-glue the bubble, or, you can cut a slit in the bubble's bottom or side, slide the interior tray out, put the new figure in it, and then slide it back in. There may be other methods, but I believe those are the two most commonly used for blister cards. Boxes are obviously a lot easier to open and reseal.
WayneTech Customs -
Saturday, February 22, 2014
If you are referring to the internal housing for the figure, I personally use a heat gun to mold the plastic housing for a nice fit on a new custom. Basically you take the old clear plastic housing, pull out the old figure, then the next part is tricky but I hold the heat gun over the plastic until it gets soft then push the new custom in place and in a few seconds the clear plastic will harden again and your new custom will fit right into place like a glove; I'll also poke some holes and add twist ties to secure the new figure.
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