Thundercats Ho!
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"Ancient spirits of customizing, transform this broken toy into Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living!"

After a long absence from toy shelves and air waves, everyone's favorite heroic felines are back in a big way, and the goal of this challenge is to celebrate that fact by cobbling together your own customized tribute to the Thundercats franchise. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Eyes of Thundera will go to the victors!

- Any character or thing appearing in the Thundercats cartoons, comic books, toy lines, etc. is fair game as far as subject matter is concerned (both the classic stuff and the new reboot). Don't feel limited to just standard figures: vehicles, playsets, and even unproduced prototypes, like the Mad Bubbler or Tongue-A-Saurus, are also valid options. You may choose to duplicate a given character's normal look or reinterpret/redesign them however you see fit.

- If you'd like to do something more unique, you may also try your hand at making an original Thundercats character--if you do so, please give us a brief explanation, in your entry description, about how you feel your creation fits into the larger Thundercats universe/mythology.

There are no size/scale limitations and you can use whatever parts/tools/materials you like to craft a heroic Thunderean, villainous Mutant of Plun-Darr, pillaging Berserker, or moon-spawned Lunatak. And please, for Snarf's sake, remember NOT to put any logos/names/watermarks on your entry photos that identify you as the customizer; each toy's creator is supposed to remain a secret until the conclusion of the contest's voting period! 

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: December 15th, 2011 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: December 16th - 22nd.

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
Avid_Dabbler_Cadabra - Friday, December 16, 2011
Many many adulations to all of the entry artists. I think this was the most difficult contest to judge.
DR.EVIL - Friday, December 16, 2011
Damn! There are a lot of Good stuff here!!!!I ran out of 5's!Tough contest here..hard to judge.. but I'm looking for the creativity, character representation, Details and Paint Aps and use of the base Figures (not just repainted)..I'd like to see also articulations as much as possible since Thundercats Characters are always active and on the move in nature..Congratulations to All!
ZoltanMotherwell - Friday, December 16, 2011
Open the vote!! It's the 16th and entries are still being submitted!!
Patraw - Saturday, December 17, 2011
Keep in mind that a moderator has to be online, and logged into Figure Realm, in order for submissions to get approved. It's quite possible for an entry to be submitted on time, on the 15th, and not get approved until the 16th.
markdamalerio - Saturday, November 26, 2011
Count me in!! I am new..I just submitted to newbie customs . This will be a good challenge for me!
Patraw - Saturday, December 3, 2011
Welcome aboard and good luck with your submission!
Jarred706 - Thursday, October 20, 2011
Here I was hoping that the December contest would entail something Christmas-y...maybe a Twisted Christmas theme...ah well...though a Thundercats revision does sound like a good time.
Patraw - Friday, October 21, 2011
There's still an opportunity to do a Christmas/Winter theme for December (this Thundercats one ends on December 15th, whatever I pick for the contest after this one will end on the 31st of December); in fact, I have been considering doing just that.
Finn Varra - Monday, October 17, 2011
SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!! This one should be epic!
Heroes Assembled Customs - Monday, October 17, 2011
I'm SO in...
boskoes - Sunday, October 16, 2011
I think there should be a seperate contest for other LJN figures, as it would strech out the coolness of the 80's, oh and we're in!! I need this challenge!!!
toxinvenom - Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thank you for the start of an awesome contest!
ZoltanMotherwell - Saturday, October 15, 2011
THIS IS AN AWESOME CONTEST! I´M IN!!!
HalfBakedX4 - Friday, October 14, 2011
Can we put in LJN related characters like Silverhawks and Tigersharks?
Patraw - Monday, October 17, 2011
Sorry, no, this particular contest is intended for Thundercats only.

I have been considering doing some toy company-centric contests, similar to how I did the Capcom video game one (I.e., a Hasbro, Mattel, Playmates, McFarlane, NECA, etc. themed contest.) That's a good approach from the standpoint that it offers more variety and also gives toy lines that probably aren't popular enough to support their own contest a chance to shine.
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