Gears and Gadgets - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Robots: Cold, calculating, waiting for you to turn your back so they can sell your grandma for a buck. No heart means more storage-space for all those stolen goods... alright, maybe not, but they're thinking it, I just know it. Like clockwork, it's time for another contest to get your chasis cracking! And for the sake of alliteration, that's a good thing! All robotics are acceptable, so whether you build steel sentinels of security or mechanized monsters of mayhem, we want to see them in all their paper-shredding glory!
- There are tons of things you could make! Transformers, transportation for your heroes, evil robot-drones for your villains, murderous toasters, killer cyborgs, and even NON-killer cyborgs!
-If you're going to submit Transformers then they'd better be more than just a re-paint. Give them alternate hands, more missiles, glowing eyes, something, anything to make them float above the sea of re-paints.
-Gadgets are also acceptable! Wrist-communicators, plasma-rifles, grappling-hook launcher, it's time to build that giant Death Ray! Don't abuse this though, if you make a gun then you have to make some kind of "blast-effect for it", the grappling-hook had better be able to fire, the Death Ray better be able to- alright, that's the one exception, just make it look cool!
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.