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Vile Volitions II - Custom Action Figure Contest!




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Shortpacking the bad guys in the last case shipment was the final straw. The villains of the toy world are done pretending that they're incompetent and aren't going to throw anymore fights just to make the heroes look good--they're banding together to take out the opposition once and for all! The object of this challenge is to create a custom figure of any evil character. The three most dastardly scoundrels will succeed in breaking into the First Bank of Figure Realm and make off with Captain Coder's prized gold, silver, and bronze trophies.

Cobra Commander, Cy-Kill, Darkseid, Darth Vader, Dr. Doom, Judge Death, Lord Zed, Malebolgia, Megatron, Mon*Star, Saw Boss, Sauron, Shredder, Skeletor, and Tex Hex are just a small sampling of the many fiendish rascals that you could potentially choose to make. It doesn't matter if they're cold-blooded killers, megalomaniacs bent on world domination, or just common thieves, sadistic rogues of all types are fair game.

Alternatively, you can also make an evil version of any good character. Turning heroes and heroines into heels can be something that actually happened, in-universe (like the time Hordak temporarily made He-Man into a rampaging monster by coating him with ooze from the Slime Pit), or it can just be your own original take on what you think an evil incarnation of the character would look like. If you elect to take this approach, don't forget to tell us, in your entry description, why your custom figure had a change of heart and has gone over to the Dark Side.

There are no size/scale limitations and you may use whatever parts, materials, and tools that you like to craft your diabolical custom creations.
 
What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: February 29th, 2012 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: March 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.