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CUSTOM CONTEST VOTING HAS STARTED!
« on: August 31, 2009, 12:21 AM »
Here it is... it is pretty simple.

3 Catagories:  Most Production Level (looks most like a Hasbro figure)
                    Most Creative
                    Most unique use of non-sw parts to create a SW figure

Then 2 Judges Prizes picked by staff randomly.

You can Choose any figure listed on the JD.com Top 30 wishlist that we are sending to Hasbro (sorry Jocasta Nu fans).

It is going to run for 2 months, so get your entries in before Nov 1.  

I also ask that you "register" with me with a simple "I'm in" type message. Either a PM or forum post will work just fine.  

On Nov 1.  We will get a gallery going with the photos, (you can submit 2 photos) then there will be a vote of JD.com members AS OF Nov 1.  (Sorry again Jocasta Nu Fans) That is how this one will work a straight up vote by the JD.com community.  If there is a bunch of voter fraud or ballot stuffing, the next contest will be judged differently.

There will be a discussion thread, feel free to post pics of WIPs or keep your project to yourself, it is up to you.   You can enter as many customs as you wish, but there will only be 1 prize per person.  

The prizes are up in the air right now, we are working with Sponsors (you've seen the banners on the site, click them from the main page, buy stuff, we like them)..but for now I anticipate Gift Cards to advertisers instead of merchandise (it ships cheaper). But the more participants we get, the more we will try to award prizes.

Be sure to check out the main contest thread in the customs forum. :)

Rules are subject to change and prizes may vary.

And in case anyone is having trouble finding it here is our Top 30 List once again:

1. Bom Vimdin16. Emperor Palpatine (Senate Duel)
2. Weequay (Skiff Master)17. Endor Rebel Soldier (Super Articulated Resculpt)
3. Bespin Han Solo (Super Articulated Resculpt)18. Fozec
4. Torryn Farr19. Kithaba
5. Doctor Evazan (Super Articulated Resculpt)20. Lumat/Wompus
6. Ponda Baba (Super Articulated Resculpt)21. Nien Nunb (Super Articulated Resculpt)
7. Hoth Princess Leia (Super Articulated Resculpt)22. Nikto (Vintage version)
8. Rebel Fleet Trooper (Super Articulated Resculpt)   23. Sim Aloo
9. ANH Grand Moff Tarkin (Super Articulated Resculpt)24. Zam Wessel (Super Articulated Resculpt)
10. Hoth Rebel Soldier (Echo Base)25. Tonnika Sisters (2-Pack)
11. Hoth Luke Skywalker (Super Articulated Resculpt)26. Joruus C'baoth
12. Mosep27. Admiral Pellaeon
13. Sergeant Doallyn28. Imperial Commander (SA Black Tunic)
14. Admiral Ackbar (Super Articulated Resculpt)29. Guri
15. Cliegg Lars30. Bastilla Shan

(Note once again that Jocasta Nu isn't on the list... :P)
« Last Edit: November 4, 2009, 07:32 PM by Ryan »
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« Reply #1 on: November 4, 2009, 07:31 PM »
November 1st has come and gone and we have just wrapped up our first Custom Contest.  :)

I'd like to start off by thanking everyone who entered a custom in the contest. We received a bunch of really good entries. I was impressed at the variety of different figures we have. Our 'theme' this time around was any character off of our Top-30 list that we sent in to Hasbro for the Fan's Choice Poll. It was a fairly wide open topic, so I was expecting to see some variety, but I was astonished to see that everyone submitted a different figure. That should make this a very close race.

Now that we have all of our entries it is time to vote on the winners! (Just when you thought election season was over ;) ) Whether or not you submitted a custom, we encourage everyone to vote. We are going to have three categories to vote in, and they look like this:

Most Production Level - This doesn't necessarily mean the 'best' overall figure. What we are looking for here is the figure that looks like it would be something that we would get from Hasbro. This refers to the paint, the sculpt/part choice, articulation and things of that nature.

Most Creative - Fairly self explanatory. See a figure you really like and it appears to have taken a stroke of genius to make it? Vote for that one.  ;)

Most Unique use of Non-SW Parts to Create a Star Wars Figure - Recognize a part from a GI-Joe figure? Have no idea where a set of arms come from but know they don't belong to a Star Wars figure? Vote for it here.

There are a few rules to the voting process:

  • Please pick only one figure for each catergory.
  • You can only vote for a figure once (i.e. you can't vote for the same figure in more than one category.)
  • Entrants were allowed to enter more than one figure, so you can vote for two figures from the same customizer, as long as they are for different categories.
  • Voting for your own figure is allowed, but generally isn't the classiest of maneuvers.
  • There will only be one winner in each of the three categories.
  • Fraudulent voting or ballot stuff is grounds for disqualification from this and all future customs contests
  • You must be an active JediDefender.com Forum member to vote
  • You can submit your vote either by posting here in this thread or sending me your votes via PM.
  • When voting please make sure to list the categoy, followed by the name of the customizer and then the figure of your choice for each of the three categories
  • Voting will run until 9 PM Pacific on Wednesday November 18th (That's two weeks.)
  • Please keep this thread strictly for voting. Use our Discussion thread for feedback and discussion.

It's fairly simple, but by all means if you have any questions let me know. In addition to the three main categories, The JD Staff will also be picking two additional figures for the Judge's choice category.

As an added inncentive to vote, everyone who votes is also going to be eligible to win a prize. Everyone's name will be put into a hat (figuratively speaking) and we will randomly select a winner. The winner will get 2 TLC Spacetroopers to help build your Imperial Army!

The entries are all listed below, head over to our voting thread or shoot me a PM to cast your votes! Enjoy looking through all of the great customs. It sure is going to be a close contest. Thanks for voting!  :)
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CUSTOM CONTEST VOTING HAS STARTED!
« Reply #2 on: November 4, 2009, 07:31 PM »
Without further ado... Here are all the entires:  :)





Toryn Farr: by darth_sidious









Imperial Dignitary Sim Aloo: by David







SA Endor Rebel Commando: by IncomT65









Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear): by peakob1









Weeqauy Skiff Master: by QUANTAM 7









KOTOR Bastilla Shan: by starwarsgeek









Ponda Baba: by tonphanan







Dr. Ezavan: by tonphanan







Thanks again to everyone who participated and voted! :)
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Re: CUSTOM CONTEST VOTING HAS STARTED!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 12:05 AM »
Give us leeway though, because we're all very, very lazy. :)

Glad someone said it... :P

The votes have finally been all tallied up and we finally have some winners to announce! All of these entries were fantastic and the voting was so close that we have decided that everyone who entered is going to win a prize! Everyone who entered should PM me their mailing address and we can get your prize shipped out to you! Without further ado here are the five category winners:

Most Production Level:
- Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear): by peakob1
  



Most Creative:
- KOTOR Bastilla Shan: by starwarsgeek




Most Unique Use of Non-SW Parts:
- SA Endor Rebel Commando: by IncomT65




Judge's Prize # 1:
 - Weeqauy Skiff Master: by QUANTUM 7




Judge's Prize # 2:
- Toryn Farr by darth_sidious
    

« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 12:32 AM by Ryan »
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