Too Cool for Preschool - Custom Action Figure Contest!
By the time we take up the dremel and x-acto blade to craft our own toys there is a large group of characters that gets forgotten. They were the characters that taught us how to count, taught us how to read, and us how to share. This contest is for them, the forgotten characters of our early childhood. The objective of this contest is to create a custom of a preschool character.
There are 3 ways you can go about this contest:
1-Make a straight up custom of a preschool character.
2-Reimagine an existing character into a preschool version.
3-Take an existing preschool character and give him a gritty grown up make over.
-Original characters are allowed.
-Dioramas are 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?