Alternate Realities II - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Alternate Timelines, Parallel Universes, the Multiverse, Alternate Realities, no matter what you call it the concept of other dimensions is one of the major staples of the comic industry. Using alternate dimensions to put a new spin on familiar faces is just plain ole fun, and that's what this contest is all about. The goal is to create an alternate reality version of a main universe character.
Think things like Earth 2, Age of Apocalypse, Flashpoint, 2099, House of M, Age of Ultron, Red Son, Else Worlds, and What if..? Or if you like just make up your own alternate version of a character. The possibilities are literally endless, so have fun.
-Characters are not limited to alternate versions of there own universe. You may do Eternian versions of Marvel characters, Asgardian versions of Image characters, Star Wars versions of DC characters, Starcraft versions of Eternian characters, etc, etc.
-Characters that originated in an alternate timeline, but are still a mainstay of the main universe are not allowed for this contest. For example characters like Bishop, Rachel Summers and Cable are not allowed in this contest as they appear in the 616 universe. To use a character like this in the contest you must make a version of them that is different from the one that appears in the main universe, even though they are not from there.
-Combination, or Amalgam, characters are not allowed for this contest. However it is okay do a character under a new mantle, like a Venom-Wolverine or a Green Lantern Nightwing.
-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 are the rules of the contest?
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.