Small Fries
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For this contest we focus on the small, the short and the vertically impaired. The objective is to create a custom that is smaller than the standard figures of that scale. You may choose your entries from any area of fiction or nonfiction; they may be animals, teens, or just unusual so long as they do not measure up in height. Think of people like Damian Wayne, Puck, Antman, Wasp, Gollum, Molly Hayes, Wilykit & Wilykat, Franklin Richards, and Yoda.

-For the 6 inch scale entries need to be 5 inches or shorter to qualify. For the 12 inch scale entries can be no taller than 10 inches. For the 3 3/4 inch scale must be 3 inches or shorter to qualify. For all other scales entries must be no taller than 80% the height of a normal person for that scale.

-Original creations are allowed for this contest, and dioramas are allowed only if they focus on a custom that fits the entry requirements.

-Vehicles are not allowed for this contest, even if the pilot meets the entry requirements.

-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: April 30th, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: May 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
meeko -
Sunday, April 21, 2013
does it have to be INSCALE to a certain toy line?
for example can I do a six inch robin figure but not made to be specificly in the same scale as any batman line but its still a small character, or again for example Virgil or Max from 'mighty max' toys and cartoon....there was never a action figure toy line so could I make him in any scale?
Green Skin -
Friday, April 26, 2013
Sorry but it has to be in scale with something, otherwise there is no point to the contest. If there was never a toyline, then choose one of the common scale (3 3/4, 6, or 12 inch).
zach8265 -
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
So, let's say we wanted to do Carl, to go with Rick from the Walking Dead. Since the Walking Dead series is 5 inches, could one use a 3.75 inch figure to do Carl? (If you're not aware of what I'm talking about, Carl is a child, Rick is an adult.)
Green Skin -
Friday, April 19, 2013
C'mon man, who doesn't know Carl For 5 inch scale anything 4 inches or smaller is acceptable, a 3.75 inch figure would be well within the rules.
Vershx8 -
Monday, March 18, 2013
So no mater what size the action figure is...... You have to make it 80% of its current height?
Green Skin -
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
No, not at all. Figures have to be around 80% or less for the standard size figures for that scale. So in the 6-inch scale your entry can be no taller than 5 inches, he can be smaller than that but he can't be taller. You don't actually have to cut down an existing figure to 80% of it's original size. I'm assuming most people will use parts from smaller sized toy lines.
Redmist -
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thanx so much 4 using my Peter Pan as reference!
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