Sidekicks - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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People tend to forget how important friends and sidekicks are in a hero's life, so we've decided to dedicate this month's contest to them. How many crimes have been prevented thanks to Oracle's prompt intel? How many sinister plots have been successfully completed thanks to the fierce and blind loyalty of his henchmen? How many times has Robin gladly taken a BAT-tering for Batman? Ha ha...but they are more than just meat-shields! They are loyal companions, a confiding ear, the support beams that hold our spirits high, no matter what terrors we must face. They are as important as those little jagged metal thingies inside clocks, cogs? Yes! They are the cogs in our clocktower, keeping us ticking steady and always forward, like time itself. That was almost beautiful, eh?
-We're looking for sidekicks, friends, henchmen, in general, people who help a character on a fairly constant basis. Alfred (Batman), Hydra Soldiers (Red Skull), Scooby-Doo (Shaggy), Baroness (Cobra Commander), all acceptable, and as always, feel free to ask questions on the boards!
-In your custom description, be sure to include the name of the character that your entry is a sidekick of.
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.