Cancelled Figures
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We saw the prototypes, we saved our money and we waited patiently only to hear those tragic 3 words, "It's been cancelled!" Now it's time to take matters into our own hands! The goal of this contest is to create a custom of a cancelled action figure. Things like Legendary Comic Book Heroes Series 3, Marvel Legends Series 13 Crimson Dynamo and the henchmen pack-ins (which were replaced with the Onslaught BAF pieces), Spawn Series 35: Robot Wars, etc.

-Any toy that was planned, but cancelled, before it was released to the public is fair game for this contest. Figures that have not technically been cancelled, but have remained unreleased for years, are viable entry options. For example the unreleased prototypes from the Marvel Legends Fan's choice poll are all legal entries. Articulation may be improved upon, but the overall character design must remain the same as the cancelled figure.

- The unreleased figure can't be an unsubstantiated rumor, there has to be documented proof (prototype photos, concept sketches, etc.)

-Feel free to post any other good sources in the comments section. This site has a large list of cancelled figures and lines. This site focuses on Unreleased Transformers.

-As always there are no size restrictions for this contest. You may use any sort of materials, parts, tools or techniques that you wish. Whatever gets the job done. 

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

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
blaynescott - Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Greenskin - email me at blaynescott [ at ] gmail [dot ]com. I seems like any time I send a PM through the system to you or Captain Coder, nothing appears in my Outbox, nor in the 'Sent Messages' area. This is getting frustrating.

I have my message saved, and can email it to you that way. Also, if you'd take a look at the contest entries, and see whats *missing*, you'll know why I'm trying to contact a moderator.

Thanks,
-Blayne
Green Skin - Thursday, December 6, 2012
Message sent.
blaynescott - Monday, December 3, 2012
I sent you a PM Green Skin. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks --Blayne
Green Skin - Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Will do, haven't gotten anything yet though.
Mutation92 - Tuesday, November 13, 2012
have there been other marvel universe cancellations, other than the antman and moon knight pack?
Green Skin - Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I haven't been able to find any other.
lewf2001 - Monday, October 8, 2012
can I do sally acorn from sonic
Green Skin - Monday, October 8, 2012
If you can find some evidence that it was a planned action figure, then yes. If you can't, then no. I looked around for a bit and couldn't find any planned Sally Acorn figures. The only Sonic characters that have cancelled figure (as far as I could tell) are Robotnik, Rouge, Shadow, Super Sonic, Metal Sonic, Metal Sonic 3.0 and a 12-inch Knuckles. This is as far as I could tell anyway.
Redmist - Friday, October 5, 2012
This is probably the strictest contest theme yet! Pretty good idea tho Thanx Batman1016 btw
nick_dynamo - Monday, October 1, 2012
What about the unreleased series 4 young justice figures? You can find some some of them on ebay, but they were never released in stores so do they still count?
Green Skin - Monday, October 1, 2012
As long as they weren't made available to the public and it's not just a repaint or a repackaging from one of the 2packs then they count.
Batman1016 - Monday, October 1, 2012
Uhm, so how do I post any good references to sites about cancelled figures if I can't post any bloody links? I have some great resources here, and no way to really share them!
Green Skin - Monday, October 1, 2012
Hmmm, thats a good point. Didn't think of that. I'll make a thread where we can put them.
Batman1016 - Monday, October 1, 2012
Excellent! Well, here's my list of cancelled toy sites!

http://www.figurerealm.com/forums/viewt ... 53#p223829
Gonard - Monday, October 1, 2012
I know that this is kind of a stretch, but can I do ca cancelled T.V. show figure?
Green Skin - Monday, October 1, 2012
Nope, the only legal entries for this contest are figures that were planned and then cancelled. You never know they may have planned on doing figures for the show at some point, try googling it. You might get lucky.
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