Judging was based on a weighted formula that took into account painting/sculpting quality, trueness to character, base figure originality, overall originality and overall impression. The base figure originality was weighted heaviest in scoring.
So, without further adeiu, here are the winners of the 2002 Alterna-Joe Contest!
(You can view the rules and prize list from the 2002 contest at the bottom of this page.)
Golden Crystal Ball:
Funskool Employee of the Month:
It is your goal to do a custom of any character from the Joe-verse that had a figure made for them. That means no Billys, Candys, etc.
You can not use parts from any 3 3/4" Joe lines or any other line that shares the o-ring construction (like Corps!, etc).
How to Win
The key to winning is making a figure that will blow the judges away with "I can't believe they used *that* to make the figure" thoughts when we look at it. Therefore, while you might use a Star Wars or Chap Mei figure to create a Joe, that might not be "original" enough to impress us, no matter how good the figure looks.
We're doing this to get people to do a Joe custom without it using the same ol' stuff. You know, spice things up a bit and get the creative juices of the community flowing. We're looking for customs made from lines one normally wouldn't think of using to do a Joe figure. For example, using a classic He-Man figure, a M.A.S.K. figure or even a Battle Beast (yeah right ;-) ) as your starting point would be a definate step in the right direction.
Entry in the contest indicates agreement to have your figure displayed on this site. Please remember you must specifically state you would like to be considered for the "Funskool Employee of the Month Award" if your figure does not place in another position.
The "I Can't Believe They Did That Award" - Given to an interesting figure idea that wasn't up to snuff to place and probably wouldn't have placed 4th had that position existed.
"Funskool Employee of the Month Award" - Given to the entry that makes us go "What the heck were they thinking?" when we see it. You must specifically tell us you want to be considered for this award (if you don't place in another category) when you email your entry.