Yo Joe!
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Yo Joe is the code name for the Realm's new special mission contest. It's purpose: to create customs of a highly trained GI Joe or even a Cobra terrorist. What's fair game: Anything and everything having to do with Hasbro's G.I.JOE franchise. Make your favorite Joes, Cobras, Iron Grenadiers, Dreadnoks, Oktober Guard, etc., however you want. Any incarnation of G.I.JOE (toys, cartoons, comic books, live action movie, video games) is fair game. Adventure Team, Combat Heroes, RAH, Renegades, Resolute, Sigma Six, Spy Troops; the possibilities are endless.

-M.A.S.K., Inhumanoids, and C.O.P.S. are all series connected to GI Joe and exist in the same universe. Therefore characters from these series are acceptable entries in this contest. However characters from these connected series must be done in the traditional 3 3/4 inch scale that Joes are best known for.

-Characters from Streetfighter and Danger Girl are not allowed in this contest. They crossovers that do not share the same universe as the GI Joe.

-Vehicles and dioramas are both acceptable types of entries.

-Now you know, and knowing is half the battle. 

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: April 15th, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: April 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
The Wiley-Barja Project -
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Jem is also part of this universe so are they allowed?
Green Skin -
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Yes, but Jem characters are restricted to the 3 3/4 scale.
meeko -
Monday, February 25, 2013
what about the transformers/gi joe comics....would that be a valid entry or not
Green Skin -
Monday, February 25, 2013
It think it's best if we kept Transformers out of this contest.
zach8265 -
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Well, thanks. Now I know, and knowing is half the battle. The other half is violence.
Green Skin -
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Judging from the accuracy of 99% of the characters on that show, I'd say the other half should be target practice.
zach8265 -
Saturday, February 23, 2013
So, do all entries have to be 3 3/4 scale?
Green Skin -
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Entries for GI Joe characters can be any scale. The only entries that are restricted to 3 3/4 scale are characters from M.A.S.K., C.O.P.S., and Inhumanoids. I had a feeling I forgot to put something in when I wrote the rules up.
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