Frigid Festivities Custom Contest
You might be warm and toasty, sitting in front of the fireplace sipping hot cocoa, but the action figure with the stuck joints that you popped into the freezer a week ago, and forgot about, is getting frostbite. The goal of this challenge is to customize a toy that's connected to either a winter holiday or cold temperatures/conditions. The coolest (pun intended) entries will be awarded with virtual gold, silver, or bronze candy canes.

Listed below are several suggestions for possible contest submissions, but feel free to come up with your own ideas as well, so long as they conform to the central theme of the challenge:

1) Customize a figure that represents some aspect of the winter holiday season. These events include, but are not limited to, Christmas Eve/Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, and New Years Eve/Day. You could make a specific person/thing associated with your chosen winter holiday or dress up another character to look the part (i.e., stick antlers and a light-up nose on Marvel's Wolverine to create Logan The Red-Nosed Mutant.)

2) Make an arctic gear version of the character of your choice. Slap things like a parka, scarf, skis/snowshoes/skates, gloves/mittens, etc. on them and you're good to go. Individuals that are already dressed for winter are also acceptable (G.I.JOE's Snow Job, Iceberg, Snow Serpent, etc.)

3) Create a real, or fictional, organism indigenous to arctic environments (wampa, penguin, ice dragon, polar bear, yeti, frost giant, etc.)

4) Craft a character that has powers/abilities that incorporate cold temperatures (Marvel's Iceman, DC's Mr. Freeze or Captain Cold, Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero or Frost, etc.)

There are no size/scale limitations and you may utilize whatever materials/parts/tools you like when crafting your entry. And please 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!
Please remember to follow the Contest Rules and to Vote Fairly.
Contest Winners:

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: December 31st, 2011 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: January 1st - 7th.

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User Comments
Madtinker76 -
Monday, January 2, 2012
Not to be a snitch or anything but one of the entries is not a custom made specifically for this contest, it was already posted several months back. But don't know if that really matters being this contest is just for bragging rights.. I am still gonna vote highly for it because its a really nice custom.
Patraw -
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
If the custom in question was previously posted on Figure Realm, than it is in violation of the contest rules. However, if we're talking about the same entry, than it looks like it was further modified for this contest, not a straight re-use, which I would think technically makes it a new custom. The moderators will have to make the final call on that.
yugiohcardmaker1 -
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
does it have to about christmas or can it be some thing else
Patraw -
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Too late now, but, no, as the rules stated, entries didn't have to be specifically about Christmas, any winter holiday, or more general cold/winter themed figures would have been acceptable.
daredevil96's Sidekick Studio -
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
dbocustoms -
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I agree with johnnyvu,awesome contest,and who made the evil snowman at the top?that thing is killer!
Patraw -
Monday, October 31, 2011
That's an evil Frosty The Snowman from McFarlane Toys' Twisted X-Mas line. I imagine it's a relatively easy figure to find if you want one.
dbocustoms -
Monday, October 31, 2011
ok sweet thanks man!
JonnyVu -
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Awesome contest. Painting ice can be quiet fun!
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