Cheapskate Challenge - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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As customizers today we have got it pretty easy. We enjoy access to an enormous selection of super detailed, high articulation action figures just waiting to be turned into one of our creations. This is our greatest resource...but is it a crutch as well? Can we still make cool stuff with out using a ML or DCUC as a base? The goal of this contest is to create a custom using only cheap parts. They may come from the dollar store, kids meal toys, grocery stores, garage sales, anywhere cheap lower quality toys are to be found.
No parts from any super detailed or high articulation toys may be used for your customs. Neca, Macfarlane, Hasbro, Bandai, and their like are all banned for this contest.
-Vintage toys may also be used for this contest, but only if they are on par with dollar store toys in terms of articulation and sculpt. Use your best judgment.
-Dioramas are not 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.