Announcing the Golden Oldies Custom Contest
It's good to remember your roots, even if the past can be embarrassing at times. For September's contest here at Figure Realm, we'll be taking a trip down memory lane to visit the Golden Age of comic books. Some of today's most popular heroes and villains (not to mention more than a few forgotten ones) got their start during this era. The Golden Age of comics lasted about two decades, roughly the mid-to-late 1930s to the early 1950s, so, that's your target time period for this challenge.
You have two options for your submissions:
(1.) Make a custom figure of a Golden Age comic book/strip character you like, reproducing their look from that era as closely as you can. Any character, from any publisher, is fair game, as long as they fall within the time bracket indicated above. Wonder Woman, for example, made her debut in DC's All-Star Comics #8 in 1941.
(2.) You may take a comic book character introduced after the Golden Age and give them an old-school makeover so that they'll fit in seamlessly with their predecessors. Basically, imagine the hero/heroine as if they had always lived and belonged in the Golden Age time period, including changing their origin/history. Some ways that you could go about making a contemporary comic character "retro" include tweaking or redesigning the costume so that it matches the fashions of the 1930s-1950s and replacing modern gizmos/weapons with older technology appropriate to that era.
There are no size/scale limitations, nor are there any restrictions on the materials/parts/tools you can utilize to craft your vintage custom masterpieces.