NJC #94: Wrasslin! | December 30, 2016
Posted by: HypnoHustler

What can I say, I've been on a kick lately. For NJC #94 any wrestler, real or fictional, former or current is up for grabs. Want to add some more WWF icons to your 4in collection, get to painting! Have a hole in your life that can only be filled by D-Man? I understand brother. Just want to update your old JCW doppleganger? That's cool too. Climb into the ring and we'll see who grabs the title and who taps out of the NJC #94 royal rumble!

Edit: Deadline 02/27, 12:00pm (noon) Eastern.

RETRO Toy Chest Contest! | December 24, 2016
Posted by: bucky

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It's time to travel back in time and remember the toys you grew up with, played with, or always wanted but never got!

This coming February, check out PHX Customs Retro Toy Chest, debuting during Custom Celebration XI!

What's Retro Toy Chest? It's where we celebrate all the other toys not called GIJOE, and customize toys that harken back to our youth! You can see volume 1 here:

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With it, PHX Customs likes to get people involved, so we are challenging you, the customizer, to make a custom of a toy from the 70's, 80's, or 90's that you have an emotional attachment to, something that tickles your fancy, something that pushes your nostalgia button!!


The contest will run until February 12th, at which time all entries will be gone through, and all entries will be showcased during one of the "reveal days" that we run Retro Toy Chest on. Please email your entires to phxcustoms00@gmail.com


There will be prizes!


Well, what are you waiting for? Go check Mom's attic and find yourself some inspiration!

Dec 31st custom Gallery Archive temp closure | December 19, 2016
Posted by: pluv

It is that time of year again. We'll be closing off submissions to the Custom Gallery (front page customs) on December 31st. Everything submitted before midnight Eastern time will be eligible for this year's JoeCustoms Awards. As soon as they are reviewed, greenlit, and added to the site, we'll start the JCA nomination process. Once the nomination process is over, the Gallery will be reopened and the first round of voting on the forum will begin. If everything goes smoothly, probably the third week of January for that to all play out.

JoeCustoms.com Convention Display Dilemma FINAL ROUND | December 05, 2016
Posted by: joemichaels70

Hi folks!

As most of you know, JC has a traveling convention display that we put out at various conventions (really just JoeCon & AR) -- it consists of a banner, a couple of spice-rack-type shelves, and metric ton of donated customs.
The idea for the table came from us wanting to showcase our hobby, and was met with apprehension and suspicion by con-throwers, who didn't know what to do with us since we were 'display only' and not vendors. The rise and acceptance of Joe DeClassified really helped people understand the 'museum' aspect of what we were trying to do. Most of the customs on display in those early years were donated by beav (who was moving to Scotland and wanted to divest himself of them, yet keep them in the family) and consisted of variations of Shipwreck. Now, 10-ish years after our first convention, we have had additional customs donated to the traveling showcase. Actually, too many donations...

One of the things we like to do when we set up for a show is to leave some open space for JC members attending to put some of their customs on the table, even if only for the duration of the convention -- it gives con-goers, and us, something new to look at and talk about. What we've found over the last year or two is, that to leave space, we've had to leave customs in the box. And the box has a finite amount of room.

We have too many customs.

So, in true JC fashion, we're going to be having a series of polls. We're looking to trim the number of traveling customs, and we want the members of JC to determine which ones best showcase what we do. Not necessarily the 'best' or most 'popular' customs, but a variety of styles, builds, talent levels, fodder, etc., to give the best 'impression' of what JoeCustoms is.

HypnoHustler has graciously offered to photograph every custom in the box and set up a handful of polls on google for us to vote on. We are doing them in batches of 20-something. Our shelves hold 24 customs each without crowding. We will take the top 12 of every batch and keep them in the case (interestingly enough, the figure storage cases also hold 12 figures.) The figures that are not chosen to be included in the traveling display will be offered back to their creators for the cost of shipping, or have the option (default) of being put in the JoeCustoms 'Celebrate The Site' eBay auction next spring, with the proceeds going towards JoeCustoms' Front Page and other future endeavors. That being said, if you find one of your donated customs in the poll, and would like it removed, please just let us know via pm.

All that out of the way, here was the first batch: DISPLAY GROUP ONE

Here was the second batch: DISPLAY GROUP 2

Here was the third batch: DISPLAY GROUP 3

The fourth and final poll: DISPLAY GROUP 4

Go Vote!

Joecustoms.com Auction 2017! | November 26, 2016
Posted by: bucky

:shifty: We've got plans, people. Plans and ideas, and this year we want to implement them!

First and foremost:
The year is now 2017, but our front page still lives in 2003. It's time to bring it up to date!

The staff at joecustoms has been looking for ways to upgrade the site, and the starting point for all things joecustoms should be the front page, with links to the wiki, the forums, contests/events, group projects, and most importantly, customs.

Pictures of customs, not just links. Sounds simple and easy, right?

Well, kind of. It costs some money to do this kind of stuff, and as a non profit website, we rely on ourselves to keep the lights on, so to speak. The cost of the redesign is an issue we have been looking at over the last couple of years, and we'd like to raise the money in a fun, "customized" sort of way.

So, we need some volunteers. We are looking for customizers that are willing to make a custom, or sell a current custom that is done, with proceeds going directly to the site. The volunteer sign up will be due by Saturday, December 10th.

Here's how it will work:
If you volunteer to make a custom or throw one in, you must have it mailed to Bucky no later than January 28th of next year. At that time, Bucky will photograph each custom, and each custom will go up on eBay, with credit for the figure going to the creator of course.
Example: "GI JOE Custom Red Laser by Bucky".

The auctions will start on the first day of Custom Celebration 11, February 12th, and last for a week. The auctions will be heavily featured on the site, Facebook, and wherever/whoever else we can promote them to generate the most amount for the site redesign.
The figures will then be mailed out to the winners by Bucky the following week, assuming the winners of the auction pay.

ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO JOECUSTOMS.COM!

*the end game goal is around $1500.
The first step will be to take care of the front page, any remaining funds will go towards things such as, but not limited to:
-a new banner for the Joecustoms table!
-classes/kits to be scheduled for Assembly Required 2017!
-prizes/awards for Custom Celebration contests/participation!
-hair transplants for Bucky! :hasbronerd: A horse mask for joemichaels! :deadhorse: A smile for Chief! :chiefty:

Ok, that last line was just to make sure you were paying attention.

So, are you ready to Help us, help you? Sign up today by PM'ing bucky with your info, and he will add you to the list!!

-and that's an order!

Expand the Iron Grenadiers | October 10, 2016
Posted by: pluv

Background:
Cobra has a trooper for almost anything, so let's do that for the IG. Have fun with it. Do the Grenadiers have a sniper? They do now.
Techno Grenadiers, their tech is top notch. Female troopers; Jungle Grenadiers; New field leaders (Do the T.A.R.G.A.T.s have a commander?) Make a Dominator pilot?

Claiming:
No need for calling names.You can just stick Iron in front of the name or ______ Grenadier.

What can you submit?
Up to 3 figures and 3 vehicles with up to 5 pics each.

Due Date:
Submissions for this project are due Sunday, January 22th by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.


Hope you all have fun with this GP. I already have some ideas.