Retro Games - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Time to go old school, when polygon counts were low and sprites were king, and make any character/thing from a console/computer video game released no later than the year 1995. Entries can come from any of the consoles, not just NES and Sega. Don't forget about consoles like Atari, Turbo Grafx 16, Coleco Vision, Neo Geo, 3DO, and even some titles on the Sega Saturn and original Playstation.
-All entries must come from games made no later than 1995, no exceptions. Modern remakes and new retro style games are not allowed. Characters that have been remade in modern times can still be used for entries but they must be based on the original game and not the remake.
-This contest is about retro games, not re-imagining retro games. There is a certain amount of artist license that is acceptable, but you must stay true to the original design.
-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.