Cancelled Figures - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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We saw the prototypes, we saved our money and we waited patiently only to hear those tragic 3 words, "It's been cancelled!" Now it's time to take matters into our own hands! The goal of this contest is to create a custom of a cancelled action figure. Things like Legendary Comic Book Heroes Series 3, Marvel Legends Series 13 Crimson Dynamo and the henchmen pack-ins (which were replaced with the Onslaught BAF pieces), Spawn Series 35: Robot Wars, etc.
-Any toy that was planned, but cancelled, before it was released to the public is fair game for this contest. Figures that have not technically been cancelled, but have remained unreleased for years, are viable entry options. For example the unreleased prototypes from the Marvel Legends Fan's choice poll are all legal entries. Articulation may be improved upon, but the overall character design must remain the same as the cancelled figure.
- The unreleased figure can't be an unsubstantiated rumor, there has to be documented proof (prototype photos, concept sketches, etc.)
-Feel free to post any other good sources in the comments section. This site has a large list of cancelled figures and lines. This site focuses on Unreleased Transformers.
-As always there are no size restrictions for this contest. You may use any sort of materials, parts, tools or techniques that you wish. Whatever gets the job done.
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.