Thundercats Ho! - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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"Ancient spirits of customizing, transform this broken toy into Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living!"
After a long absence from toy shelves and air waves, everyone's favorite heroic felines are back in a big way, and the goal of this challenge is to celebrate that fact by cobbling together your own customized tribute to the Thundercats franchise. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Eyes of Thundera will go to the victors!
- Any character or thing appearing in the Thundercats cartoons, comic books, toy lines, etc. is fair game as far as subject matter is concerned (both the classic stuff and the new reboot). Don't feel limited to just standard figures: vehicles, playsets, and even unproduced prototypes, like the Mad Bubbler or Tongue-A-Saurus, are also valid options. You may choose to duplicate a given character's normal look or reinterpret/redesign them however you see fit.
- If you'd like to do something more unique, you may also try your hand at making an original Thundercats character--if you do so, please give us a brief explanation, in your entry description, about how you feel your creation fits into the larger Thundercats universe/mythology.
There are no size/scale limitations and you can use whatever parts/tools/materials you like to craft a heroic Thunderean, villainous Mutant of Plun-Darr, pillaging Berserker, or moon-spawned Lunatak. And please, for Snarf's sake, remember NOT to put any logos/names/watermarks on your entry photos that identify you as the customizer; each toy's creator is supposed to remain a secret until the conclusion of the contest's voting period!
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.