With a new movie set for release in October (Update: 2021) with an updated origin and look for the character we think it is time for a good ol’ fashioned custom contest of the one, the only, Snake Eyes aka the Silent Master aka CLASSIFIED. Part ninja, part commando, and all around bad ass.

The What

We want to see All NEW customs of Snake Eyes in any scale of any incarnation of the character, including your own take on the him. We love customs and have scanned the internet and online groups to check out thousands of Snake Eyes customs, but we want more and ones we haven’t ever seen before. Don’t worry we’ll give you plenty of time for your masterpiece.

The When

Customs submissions are due Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by 11:59 Pacific Standard Time.


We’ve brought in a group of guest judges to comb through submissions and decide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Robert Atkins is a comicbook artist who has worked on IDW GI Joe titles for over a decade and done an amazing job any time he’s been given the oppertunity to bring Snake Eyes to life on the covers.

Fred Aczon is a partner at Boss Fight Studio where his sculpting and toy design skills are at the top of his game. He is a former Hasbro employee who also helped work on the GI Joe Collectors Club conventions sets 2013-2015. You may also know him as the highly talented customizer 2DToys who has shown off his freelance work for Hasbro's Classified line.

Marauder Ruben aka TR1ER, customizer extraordinaire, freelance master painter for Marauder Inc. and on Valaverse Action Force, as well as, admin of the Keep it 100 Facebook customizing group.

In the event of a tie, I, pluv aka John, will act as the deciding tiebreaker.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical skill
  • Creativity
  • Overall figure appearance
  • Presentation

  • 1st place
    • $200 AvacsLab store gift certificate, which can be used towards the creation of a custom cast of your choosing
      Robert Atkins’ original comic page from the recent series
      Ray Park certified autograph of him as Snake Eyes (Rise of Cobra).
      Marvel GI Joe #1 autographed by Larry Hama
      1997 Command Team mint on card
      Sigma 6 Adventure Team Pyramid of Peril mint in box
      GI Joe Classified Snake Eyes 6” mint in box
      Retaliation “Ultimate” Snake Eyes 4” mint on card
      "World’s Smallest” GI Joe Snake Eyes
      Finest “Money to Burn” inspired charity coin
      $40 Fandango gift certificate(Snake Eyes opens (Snake Eyes opens October 22, 2021)
  • 2nd place
    • $100 AvacsLab store gift certificate
      Robert Atkins signed print
      Marvel Digest #10, Snake Eyes' origin
      $20 Fandango gift certificate (Snake Eyes opens (Snake Eyes opens October 22, 2021)
  • 3rd place
    • $50 AvacsLab store gift certificate
      Robert Atkins signed print
      $10 Fandango gift certificate (Snake Eyes opens October 22, 2021)

    The How

    Please submit ONE custom entry per person with up to 5 pictures (including a straight on, head to toe shot with no filters or special effects) and a parts used list along with your screen name or real name to contact@joecustoms.com with “Silent But Deadly” in the subject line. Again, entries due by Wednesday, September 30th by 11:59 Pacific Standard Time.

    Legal jargon

    All submissions will be hosted on JoeCustoms.com for as long as we see fit with due credit given. Submissions may be edited before public reveal (but not judging) if they contain objectionable or offensive content that goes beyond our PG-13 rating we try to maintain for the site. If any issue arises that is not heretofore already outlined in the above rules I,as the acting administrator, will have the final say about what action will be taken.

    1st Place Winner

    2nd Place Winner

    3rd Place Winner

    The Other Entries

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