Ninja II - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Mercenaries, covert agents, master assassins, and supernaturally enhanced killers. These are some of the many faces of the ninja. No matter how you describe them there is no denying that they have become an iconic part of our culture. With that in mind the goal for this contest is to create a custom of a ninja. You could go with one of the Mortal Kombat ninjas, one of the many ninjas of GI Joe, an original character, something from the TMNT franchise, or one of the many ninja from anime and manga. There is no shortage of potential entries for this contest.
-Since there is a fine line between martial arts fighter and ninja, we are going to keep it simple. If a character is referred to as a ninja in their source material, then they qualify for this contest. For example: Snake Eyes is a ninja, Strider Hiryu is not. Naruto is a ninja, but Deadpool is not.
-Samurai will also be allowed for this contest. Though they are the polar opposite, they are so closely associated with the ninja that they are fair game for this contest.
-If a character has been done as a ninja themed action figure for a toy line then they are fair game for this contest. For example Ninja Spawn, Ninja Sabretooth, and Ninja Robin. You may do your own ninja version of these characters, you do not need to mimic the officially released version.
-No dioramas will be allowed for this contest. However an exception will be made if it involves Ninja fighting Pirates.
-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.