Turtle Power!
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Grab a slice of pizza, your best ninja gear and come with me; we're heading to the sewers of Figure Realm in honor of everyone's favorite heroes on a half shell. For this contest simply make a custom from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. All incarnations are fair game for this contest, so any version of the cartoon, comic books, video games, movies or toy lines are acceptable source material.

-Any and all characters from the TMNT universe are fair game. Unrelated proprieties that had a crossover with TMNT are not allowed however (so no Power Rangers, Savage Dragon or Flaming Carrot). A list of TMNT characters can be found here.

- 'Dress up' characters are also acceptable since it was a staple of the original toy line. Basically take any TMNT character and dress them up as something else. Pirate Leonardo, Stormtrooper Donatello, Steampunk Shredder, Surfer Michelangelo, etc.

-Vehicles, playsets and dioramas are also allowed providing they relate to the TMNT universe.

-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: December 15th, 2012 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: December 16th - 22nd.
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 dog 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
grungethemovie -
Friday, December 14, 2012
I've got a stupid question:
15th midnight is tonight when it turns 15 or saturday when it turns 16?
Green Skin -
Friday, December 14, 2012
You have until the end of the 15th. Please note that the deadline is midnight Central Standard time.
June Lee -
Monday, December 3, 2012
love to see someone make some 3.75" (1:18) scale turtle(s)
Green Skin -
Thursday, December 6, 2012
That would be pretty cool!
Jarred706 -
Friday, October 19, 2012
But onto a contest question...

What about Miyamoto Usagi? He isn't actually a Ninja Turtle character, but has appeared in the toylines and cartoon series, ergo he isn't actually part of the Ninja Turtle canon, just someone who regularly crossover with series.
Green Skin -
Friday, October 19, 2012
I'd qualify him more as an import since he was integral enough to be part of the toyline. Yes, I'd say a Usagi Yojimbo custom is legal.
ninjinister -
Thursday, November 1, 2012
@Green Skin: But the rules explicitly forbids Officer Dragon, who *also* received a figure in the TMNT line.
Green Skin -
Sunday, November 4, 2012
I didn't realize Dragon had a figure under the TMNT banner when I was writting up the rules, my bad. Officer Dragon is allowed as well.
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