Here's what I was thinking for the next round:
The Faux-Joe Challenge:
GI Joe has been spoofed and lampooned many times. It is also a format that has been emulated time and time again to varying degrees of success. The goal of this challenge is to take characters from properties that are outright parodies of GI Joe, or heavily borrow from the Joe format.
To distinguish this from the Knock-Offs Group Project, a character may not have had an official 3 3/4" O-ring (or similar) style figure produced for it before.
Let's try to continue the momentum PHX Customs got going with their excellent Retro Toy Chest Figures and Combat Carl custom!
Properties that have directly spoofed GI Joe toys, cartoons, and comics.
OSI and Sphinx from Venture Bros
"GI Jeff" Characters from Community
"Too Many Cooks" animated segment
Combat Carl from Toy Story
"Cheat Commandos" from Homestar Runner
Properties that seem to heavily follow the GI Joe formula. We're looking for military themed teams (from toys, cartoons, comics, films, etc.) with codenamed characters. Must not pre-date the A Real American Hero toyline (1982).
The Commando Elite from Small Soldiers
Rambo and the Force of Freedom
C.O.P.S. (close enough)
Visionaries - Close, but not military themed
A-Team - Similar enough in concept, but already had GI Joe style toys produced
Figures can be as accurate to their source material as you like, or tweaked to fit in (Cheat Commandos as human characters, for example).
Please feel free to add more sources, or ask for clarification on if a property is a good fit.
Submissions due Monday, April 25th at 12:00pm (noon, lunch time) Hi HypnoHustler