Museum Of Curiosities - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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For this contest we will channel our inner curator and try to imagine how the heroes and villians of today will be remembered tomorrow. Make some kind of custom museum exhibit centered around the character of your choice. For this one we'll really have to let our imagination run wild. Think of things like a display of Wolverine's skeleton, the fossilized skeleton of Battle Cat, the Flash museum, the man-fly version of Baxter Stockman displayed in a box pinned like a butterfly, and the alien zoo in the Fortress of Solitude. Depending on what you choose to do, your entry could be a figure, a diorama, a collection of items/accessories, etc.
-Entries are not limited to formal museum exhibits, more informal displays or collections are valid as well. Things like Iron Man's Hall of Armor, Larfleeze's mound of junk, Odin's Treasure Vault, the JSA trophy room, Punisher's master weapons cache, and Maestro's trophy room.
-Memorials are another type of display that is acceptable for entry. Nothing as simple as a headstone, but more elaborate displays like statues and fountains dedicated to something's memory. Some examples of this are the memorial statues on the grounds of the Avengers mansion, or the glass costume displays in the Batcave.
-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.