Cyberpunk - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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The Earth we knew is no more. It is now run by the cockroaches, weapons rule the broken cities and microchips are worth more than gold. Some are worth more than the lives that guard them, this is the world of Cyberpunk. People of all sorts of seedy backgrounds band together to carve a life out of the dead metal husk this planet has become. Plasma rifles and big spiky boots are the weapons of choice, techno-domination the goal, how will you achieve it!
"Cyberpunk features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. Cyberpunk often centers on a conflict among hackers, artificial intelligences, and megacorporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth, rather than the far-future settings or galactic vistas. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to be marked by extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its creators ("the street finds its own uses for things")." - Cyberpunk Wiki
The usual rules apply. No full body cyborgs for the most part. The cyberpunk review has a good list of references. A good ref you can find stuff for online is the tabletop game Shadowrun.
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* Full body cyborgs and androids will be allowed IF they are Ghost In The Shell characters.
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.