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Capcomical - Custom Action Figure Contest!




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Hadoken! Capcom is one of the best known and respected third-party video game developers of all time, responsible for many genre-defining titles on multiple gaming platforms. The object of this challenge is to immortalize one of their creations in figure form.

You have two options for your contest submission(s):

1.) Make a custom figure that represents a character from one of Capcom's many intellectual properties. These include, but are not limited to: Bionic Commando, Darkstalkers, Dead Rising, Devil May Cry, Final Fight, Ghosts 'N Goblins/Ghouls 'N Ghosts, Killer 7, Lost Planet, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Onimusha, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Strider, and Viewtiful Joe. In addition to video game renditions, you may also elect to do a movie, comic book, or cartoon version of a Capcom-owned character, if it's applicable (i.e., Mega Man from the Captain N: The Game Master cartoon, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile from the Street Fighter live action movie, etc.).

2.) Craft a custom of a character that Capcom doesn't own, but that does appear in one of the many licensed games Capcom has developed for other companies, or in one of their Versus collaboration titles. Whomever you pick must have actually appeared in the game in question (i.e., if you choose one of the Marvel Vs. Capcom games, you can't select just any Marvel Comics character, he/she/it has to be found in the game somewhere, even if only as a brief cameo). Further, you must make the version of the character depicted in said title (i.e., if Iron Man is wearing his Modular Armor in the game, then that's what your custom needs to look like, you can't just pick any Iron Man suit that you want). Some examples of these licensed games include: Alien Vs. Predator, Capcom Vs. SNK, Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers, Ducktales, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom/Shadow Over Mystara, Marvel Vs. Capcom, The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, The Punisher, Spawn: In The Demon's Hand, Willow, X-Men: Children of The Atom, and Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages. Be aware that there are multiple versions of some of these licensed titles, not all of which were necessarily developed by Capcom (i.e., there are a number of completely different Alien Vs. Predator video games, but Capcom only made the 1994 arcade installment)--so, do a bit of research if you're not sure.

- It's okay if the game you pick to make a character from was only released in Japan, Europe, or wherever, just as long as it was published and/or developed by Capcom you're golden. Try to include a reference screenshot and/or artwork from the game in question as part of your entry photos so that Figure Realm members can compare your custom work to the source material when they vote, this is particularly important if your figure is from one of the more obscure games (most people have at least heard of Resident Evil and Street Fighter, but if you mention Pirate Ship Higemaru, you're likely to get a blank stare).

- There are no size/scale limitations for your custom figure(s) and you can use whatever parts/materials you wish. 

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: March 31st, 2011 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: April 1st - 7th.

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.