Silver Age - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Many of today's popular comic book heroes and villains (not to mention many forgotten ones) made their first appearances during the Silver Age (1956-1970). The object of this challenge is to bring one, or more, of them to life in customized toy form.
- Your custom must depict the character you decide to make as they appeared during the Silver Age, no matter how ridiculous their respective costume(s) were back then.
- Any American comic book publisher from the Silver Age is fair game, not just Marvel and DC. All that matters is the time period, not the publisher.
- Retcons, time travel, flashbacks, etc., don't count. Whatever you make has to have actually appeared in a comic book printed during the specified time period (1956-1970).
- You MAY NOT redesign/reinterpret a Bronze or Modern Age comic book character as a Silver Age one. Likewise characters from media other than comic books are forbidden. Provided that they were still active in the Silver Age, Golden Age characters are legal; however, keep in mind that you still have to dress them in the appropriate costume(s) for the time period (1956-1970), unless, of course, they continued to wear their Golden Age duds into the Silver Age.
- In addition to figures, vehicles and playsets/dioramas are also acceptable as entries, provided that they existed during the time period (for example, a Silver Age Batmobile or Batcave).
- You may use whatever base figures, parts, tools, materials, etc. you wish to create your custom creations. Have fun, and don't be afraid to dig up someone or something really obscure!
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.