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Polaris 2 - Custom Action Figure Contest!





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Long have men been driven mad who dwell too deep in the contest vaults. There they find contests will no discernible theme that defy attempts to make sense of them. To quell the chaos we now venture into the vaults in an attempt to make sense of them.
Polaris is by far the toughest of the old contests to give a meaning to. With no obvious theme to attach to it, we will get a little creative. The objective of this contest is to create a custom of a magnetism or electricity based character.

-Jedi and Sith capable of using force lightning are allowed.

-Only raw electricity and magnetism are allowed. No characters wielding plasma, particle or laser type abilities/weapons.

-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 is the contest schedule?
Begins: Now!
Ends: September 15th, 2014 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: September 16th - 22nd.
Managed By: Green Skin

What are the rules of the contest?
  • Please use the form here to submit your custom figure.
  • At least a paragraph description is required with your entry. This paragraph, at a minimum, should answer the following questions:
    • How was this custom customized?
    • How does the custom fit into the contest theme?
  • You may submit up to three different entries for the contest.
  • Please only submit figures that were created for this contest. Do not submit old figures from the Showcase or previous contest entries.
  • Your entry should not be posted on this website, any other website, or anywhere on the internet until the contest is completely over.
  • The pictures for your entry will remain hidden until the contest ends and the voting begins.
  • Your identity will remain hidden until after the voting completes.
  • Do not include names, logos, signatures or anything on the pictures that will give you away as the creator of the custom. We want to keep the customizer's identity a secret until the contest is over.
  • Don't wait until the last day to submit your entries. If your internet is down, or something happens beyond your control, you will miss the contest! Also keep in mind how many customs you can submit in one day. You may not be able to submit all your entries in one day.
  • The contest is purely for fun... well... and bragging rights!
How does the contest voting work?
Anyone can vote for their favorite customs in the contest, you don't even have to submit anything to the contest! You do have to be logged-in to your Figure Realm account though so we can keep track of the votes. Only appointed Figure Realm staff can see the votes, so anonymity is guaranteed. Voting begins once the entry deadline is met and lasts for a week.

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?
schnibble - Sunday, August 3, 2014
Would Dragon Ball Z characters count since they use Ki, which has been known to use electricity?
Green Skin - Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I'd have to say no.
schnibble - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Oh alright thanks!
Stoner Munkee - Friday, August 1, 2014
Would Powerplex from Invincible count?
Green Skin - Friday, August 1, 2014
I'm not very familiar with the character so I'll say this. If his default attack is electricity, then yes. If electrical attacks are something he is capable of, but doesn't use often, then no.
SaiyanAssassin - Friday, July 25, 2014
Lol realized that lol
1andonly5711 - Sunday, July 20, 2014
Wow cool my Polaris is the small photo
SaiyanAssassin - Saturday, July 19, 2014
Man im so exited for this one lol
Heroes Assembled Customs - Monday, July 21, 2014
Check out the third bullet point...
Banner/HULK Inc. - Saturday, July 19, 2014
I just checked out the first Polaris contest from 10 years ago, now I see what you mean that the entries didn't seem to fit. So this new one, Polaris 2 will be a better one. Now here's a question, will a lightning power character be allowed like Thor, Storm, or Shazam?
Green Skin - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Thor and Storm yes, but no on Shazam.