Deadpool Daze
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Love him or hate him, there's no denying that Deadpool is arguably the most popular character for customizers to tackle. The theme of this challenge is simple: all Deadpool, all the time.

- Any version of Deadpool, from any continuity/universe, is fair game. And, yes, all of the members of the Deadpool Corps count.

- In addition to the man himself, you may also create an amalgam of Deadpool and any other character that you like. You're not limited to the Marvel Universe, so, you can mix-and-match Wade with anyone or anything. Deadpool Betty White, Deadpool Voltron, Deadpool Batman, etc.--the possibilities are endless.

- Likewise, if you don't want to make a figure, you may also give a vehicle or playset a Deadpool redeco.

- If you submit multiple custom figures/things as a single contest entry, they ALL have to be "Deadpool-ized". For example, Deadpool accompanied by a "normal" Wolverine figure would not be acceptable. Wolverine would also have to be dressed-up like Deadpool to make it a legal entry.

- You may utilize whatever base bodies, parts, materials, and tools you like to bring your unique vision of the "Merc with a Mouth" to life. Which three variations of Wade Wilson will out Deadpool all the others and come out on top and snag the gold, silver, and bronze awards? 

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

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
DeadpoolAndFriends - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
So I'm more then a little pissed. Contest stated that we could do 3 entries, so I busted ass to get figures done, but then it told me I could only submit 2 entries a day. I Wish it would have told me that before hand. Some of those figures I was working on just hours before the deadline...
Patraw - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
While I can sympathize with your frustration, the two entries per twenty-four hour period thing has been in place at Figure Realm for some time (years ago, some members were upset that their customs were getting "buried" by a deluge of new customs every day, so, that's why that policy was put into effect). At the time, I believe that I suggested that the daily limit should be three, rather than two, to avoid this very situation. That said, two entries per day is reasonable, as that'd amount to roughly sixty customs, per individual, per month, which should be more than sufficient for your average person (I've never made anywhere near sixty figures in a one month period myself).

In the future, I'd recommend trying to get your entries in a little bit sooner if you can, rather than waiting for the last day, to avoid this situation. Alternatively, you could have combined two of your three submissions into one entry, at least that way you could have gotten all three before the voters, albeit as two entries instead of three.
DeadpoolAndFriends - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
It WAS a multi-piece entry. It was actually 3 multi-piece entries consisting of 30 pieces. I had been working on them for almost half a year and it just so happened to coincide with the contest. So it wasn't that I was lazy, it was just a ton of work. And the entry that didn't post was themed with one of the ones that did. This was also my first time posting to Figure Realm so I was completely unaware of the rule, as well that rule isn't posted on the either the contest of the submissions page (as far as I saw, but I may have missed it).
Oh well. I guess I just get to submit the last 10 pieces individually now.
Patraw - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I've passed your concerns on to Captain Coder (Figure Realm's owner/administrator)--if nothing else, I imagine we can get that rule about the submissions limitation more prominently displayed for the benefit of new(er) members like yourself.
Patraw - Monday, April 21, 2014
Okay, Captain Coder has added a reminder, to the general contest rules, about submission limitations, so, hopefully, this type of situation will be less likely to occur in the future.

Also, I didn't know this until Captain Coder told me, but, if a member contributes to the Figure Realm site, increasing their customizer rank, an individual can gain the ability to submit more than two customs per day. However, the "base" submission rate, for non-contributers, remains at two-per-day.

Again, probably the safest course of action is to try to get contest submissions in ahead of deadline if you can (one never knows when something outside of your control, like a power outage, could prevent a person from submitting their customs on the last day either).
Jaida - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Can I do an original figure related to Deadpool, like his daughter?
Patraw - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
As long as you dress her up like her old man, I don't see a problem, as that would essentially amount to an amalgam of a random girl/woman and Deadpool anyway.

Deadpool having a daughter would kind of be a riff on Deathstroke and his daughter Ravager, which would certainly be appropriate considering that Deadpool is a knockoff of the DC villain to begin with.
Purity - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Man, I just found this and wish I had more time. I'll do my best, but, do you guys ever do the same contest twice (on a later date of course)?
Patraw - Monday, April 7, 2014
Yes, sometimes contests are repeated, particularly if they're popular ones (which this one looks like it's shaping up to be). If you look at the list of Figure Realm's past challenges (click on the "Contests" link, at the bottom of the column on the left side of the screen) you'll see that several have have been done twice, or more, over the years. Of course, as Deadpool Daze is a current challenge, you probably wouldn't see it repeated again for some time.
wesr - Friday, April 4, 2014
I hope someone does make a Deadpool Betty White
Patraw - Monday, April 7, 2014
Yeah, that would rule (a Deadpool Corps consisting of all four Golden Girls would be even better). I don't know why, but she just popped into my head when I was typing up the rules.
Synister Troy's Toys - Friday, March 28, 2014
this is epic Deadpool is my fave, thanks for doing this!
Patraw - Saturday, March 29, 2014
You're welcome!
G Brand - Sunday, March 9, 2014
I'm predicting the most submissions into a contest, ever!
Patraw - Monday, March 10, 2014
Heh, yeah, I share your prediction too. I was going to put a comment in the rules that went something like this: "I consulted Reed Richards, and, after running the numbers, he believes that, by his most conservative estimates, this challenge should generate roughly one bazillion submissions."

A Deadpool contest is something that's been suggested/requested numerous times, so, I figured it was about time to actually do it.
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