Announcing the Scales & Tails Custom Contest
Humans like to think that they're at the top of the food chain, but reptiles used to rule the Earth and who's to say that they can't do it again? Today the toy box, tomorrow the world! The goal of this challenge is to create a reptilian-themed custom toy.
- The character you choose to make can actually be a reptile, a hybrid (part reptile and part something else), or just someone that dresses up like one. "Normal" characters that have a reptile for a pet or use one as a mount are also acceptable, but you must include their reptile sidekick if you take that approach (i.e., Kitty Pryde with Lockheed, Jake "The Snake" Roberts with his python Damien, Crocmaster with a crocodile, a Stormtrooper with a Dewback, etc.) You can even create an original reptilian character if you like.
- Alligators/crocodiles, lizards, snakes, and turtles are the most obvious choices for subject matter, but keep in mind that prehistoric (dinosaurs) or fictional (dragons, hydrae, wyverns, etc.) reptiles are also fair game. The reptile doesn't have to be flesh and blood; it could be robotic, skeletal, etc.
- Here are some examples of reptilian characters/things and toy lines to get you thinking: Arbok, Badoon, Basilisk, Battle Beasts (any of the reptile ones), Bone Age dinosaur skeletons, Bossk (or some other Trandoshan), Coily, Constrictor, Copperhead, Dinobots, Dino-Riders dinosaurs, Dinosaucers, Dinosaurs For Hire, Dr. Deemo, Ekans, Fafnir, Fin Fang Foom, Gamera, Genbu, Godzilla, Gon, Gorn, Hauzer, The Horrid, Jurassic Park dinosaurs, Kaa, Killer Croc, King Hiss or his various Snake Men, King K. Rool or his Kremling underlings, Kobra/Lord Naga, Ladon, Leatherhead, Little Foot, Lizard, Master Viper, McFarlane's Dragons, Medusa (the mythical Greek monster, not Marvel's Inhuman), Mondo Gecko, Nidhoggr, Orochi, Overkill & Slugfest, Primal Rage dinosaurs, Quetzalcoatl, Reptar, Reptile (MK), Rex, Sauron, Scale Tail, Serpentor, Skullcruncher, Slash, Sleestaks, S-S-Slithe, Snapdragon, Snaptrap, Sobek, Spyro, Squirtle, Stegron, Sting Chameleon, Tiamat, TMNT, Tokka, Triceratons, Trypticon, Viper King, Visitors (V), Whiplash, and Yoshi.
- Your cold-blooded customs can be any size/scale and you may utilize whatever parts, materials, tools, and techniques you wish to bring your scaly creations to life.