Museum Of Curiosities
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For this contest we will channel our inner curator and try to imagine how the heroes and villians of today will be remembered tomorrow. Make some kind of custom museum exhibit centered around the character of your choice. For this one we'll really have to let our imagination run wild. Think of things like a display of Wolverine's skeleton, the fossilized skeleton of Battle Cat, the Flash museum, the man-fly version of Baxter Stockman displayed in a box pinned like a butterfly, and the alien zoo in the Fortress of Solitude. Depending on what you choose to do, your entry could be a figure, a diorama, a collection of items/accessories, etc.

-Entries are not limited to formal museum exhibits, more informal displays or collections are valid as well. Things like Iron Man's Hall of Armor, Larfleeze's mound of junk, Odin's Treasure Vault, the JSA trophy room, Punisher's master weapons cache, and Maestro's trophy room.

-Memorials are another type of display that is acceptable for entry. Nothing as simple as a headstone, but more elaborate displays like statues and fountains dedicated to something's memory. Some examples of this are the memorial statues on the grounds of the Avengers mansion, or the glass costume displays in the Batcave.

-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: March 31st, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: April 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
themarvellegendcollecter - Sunday, February 24, 2013
I will be entering this and um do the figures have to be customized or just the base?
Green Skin - Monday, February 25, 2013
You can use factory figures in your entry, but it is a customizing contest so that needs to be present in your entry in some way.
Whiskeytango - Sunday, February 10, 2013
this is one of the cooler contest ideas I've seen around here in a long time
boodleoo - Thursday, February 28, 2013
You could do an Assassins Creed armoury
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