Announcing the Mechanized Custom Contest
Flesh is weak. For this challenge, everybody is trading in their squishy organic bodies and upgrading to cold hard steel and high speed circuitry. The goal is to take your favorite flesh-and-blood characters and show us what you think they'd look like if they became completely mechanical beings. The three best engineered constructs will be awarded with virtual gold, silver, or bronze medals stamped into their metallic hides.
- You can convert any existing organic character that you want into a machine for this contest. Your custom toy's design can be high-tech (hydraulics, nuclear-powered, etc.), low-tech (clockwork, steam-powered, etc.), or anything in between.
- No cyborgs! Whatever you create has to be 100% mechanized. It is, however, acceptable to upgrade an existing cyborg character into an entirely robotic entity.
- If there's a fictional character that you want to make that has already been turned into a machine, in whatever source material they originated from, that's fine, provided he/she/it started out life as an organic being before that transformation (i.e., TMNT's Fugitoid.)
- Mechanical decoys/doppelgangers don't count; your chosen character must actually become a machine for this contest (a robotized version of the real Victor Von Doom would be a legal entry, but one of his Doombots would not be, because they're just "fake" Dr. Doom constructs that were never flesh.)
There are no size/scale limitations and you can use whatever parts/tools/materials you like to transform your favorite character into a merciless machine. And please remember NOT to put any logos/names/watermarks on your entry photos that identify you as the customizer; each toy's creator is supposed to remain a secret until the conclusion of the contest's voting period!