Super Clones - Custom Action Figure Contest!
'It's a bird...it's a plane....it's Superm.....oh wait, it's that other guy.' While Superman is far and away the most iconic character of all time, he is also the most copied. Some are new takes on the character, some are blatant rip offs, while others just use the original as a sort of template. Anyway you look at it there are a lot of Superman styled characters out there, it's practically a requirement that each universe has their own version. The objective of this contest is to create a custom of one of the many Superman clones. Hyperion, Prime, Samaritan, Gladiator, Supreme, Mr. Majestic, Apollo, Sentry, Icon, Ultiman, The High, Superior, Wonderman, Blue Marvel, Marvelman....the choice is yours. Even characters like Superboy, Martian Manhunter, Wonderwoman, Captain Marvel, Eradicator and Bizarro are viable entries.
All entries must meet the following criteria
1-They must posses the ability to fly.
2-They must posses super strength.
3-They must posses some form of invulnerability.
-Characters like Galactus, Spectre, the Presence and the Celestials are not allowed. While technically they meet the criteria, they are too far removed from the Superman template.
-Superman and his Esleworlds counterparts are not acceptable entries for this contest.
-Original characters are acceptable, however you must provide a back story for your creation.
-No dioramas will be allowed for this contest.
-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.
Questions or Comments?