Subterranean Custom Contest
Never again shall your toys feel sunlight on their faces! A terrible calamity has made the surface of the planet uninhabitable and all life has been forced underground. The goal of this challenge is to make a custom figure showing us what you think your favorite character(s) would look and act like if they had to spend their lives deep beneath the earth. Maybe they've mutated to adapt to their new environment or perhaps they're employing special gear to help them survive--it's all up to you and your imagination. This is essentially an "alternate reality" type of thing, so, wow the voters with your creativity!

Here are some examples to get you thinking:
1) Iron Man wearing a special suit of armor designed for tunneling, that's outfitted with interchangeable drills, rock-crushers, etc.
2) Tremor Punch He-Man riding his trusty annelid mount, Battle Worm.
3) A blind Namor The Sub-Mariner, living in an underground lake, who's more fish than man.
4) Magma Mane, a My Little Pony made entirely out of lava, that frolics in the planet's molten core.
5) Poison Ivy utilizing luminescent fungi instead of plants.
6) The Thing with the entire surface of his rocky body covered with sharp stalactites and stalagmites.

- Please don't make characters that normally live underground, like Marvel Comics' Mole Man, The Time Machine's Morlocks, or Dungeons & Dragons' Drow. The core concept here is to adapt a surface dweller to a subterranean setting. However, for story purposes, it's fine to build relationships around "the locals"; for example, it'd be logical to have April O'Neil and Casey Jones permanently relocate down into New York City's sewer system with the TMNT.

- There aren't any size or scale limitations and you should feel free to use whatever base bodies, parts, materials, tools, and techniques you want to customize your underground dwellers.
Please remember to follow the Contest Rules and to Vote Fairly.
Contest Winners:

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: June 30th, 2012 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: July 1st - 7th.

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User Comments
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I entered a piece into this competition, and it remained for months... now its gone ? Can someone explain to me why ?
Patraw -
Monday, July 2, 2012
I'm afraid I have no idea why it was removed (I don't approve or reject contest submissions), you'll have to contact one of the moderators to find out.
Cloud Strife -
Friday, June 29, 2012
Would Tunnel Rat from G.I. Joe qualify?
Patraw -
Friday, June 29, 2012
Yes, Tunnel Rat would be okay. Remember that you're supposed to be adapting the character to a subterranean setting though, so your custom shouldn't be a "normal" Tunnel Rat, you should change him in some fashion to reflect an underground lifestyle.
customfig -
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Can I create my own Original character ?
customfig -
Thursday, June 28, 2012
And additional question is does Killer Croc count?
Patraw -
Friday, June 29, 2012
The idea is to adapt an existing character to a subterranean setting, so, no, you can't do an original character.

Yes, Killer Croc would be all right (while he does tend to hang out and travel through the sewers, he also spends a lot of time above ground as well, so I wouldn't consider him to be a character that's already subterranean.) Remember that you're supposed to be adapting the character to a subterranean setting though, so your custom shouldn't be a "normal" Killer Croc, you should change him in some fashion to reflect an underground lifestyle.
loosecollector -
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Hey bro. Does this mean the normal MoleMan is not in the running?
Patraw -
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Yes, I'm afraid so. We want to see surface dwellers adapted to an underground environment, not characters that already live there. You're welcome to make Mole Man for the Make Mine Marvel contest though.
yugiohcardmaker1 -
Sunday, April 29, 2012
so it is just making something that can go underground
Patraw -
Monday, April 30, 2012
The basic idea is to permanently adapt a surface dweller to a subterranean setting.
JmTrtt -
Saturday, April 28, 2012
This is gonna be awesome!
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