Many thanks to everyone who entered Pop Quiz 10, which challenged you to create a new cool character using one of the ones pictured in "Companions-Humanoid". I did have to disallow two entries, one for violating the Fantastic Four copyright and one for coming a little too far over the line for a Superman reference, sorry about that. I have to be a lot stricter about what I allow posted on my sites than you do on yours.
Regardless, here are your entries! Click on any one to start the slideshow.
I liked Atomic Punk's entry quite a bit, but it doesn't have a Humanoid Companion item as its centerpiece. Which is too bad, it's really nice.
Filo's saucy, belligerent drunk sea captain was also really fun. Were it not for the pant bottoms, which didn't really mesh at all with the existing pant legs, this one might've taken the prize.
Lime always tells a great story, both with words and images, as her "Fashion lesson for melee girls: wear clothes and bring a dragon" shows.
Mad Doctor's "Russian Steampunk Dwarf" has all kinds of goodness in it.
Frevoli's "The Super" shows a lot of humor and I thought he did a really nice job with the item additions as well.
Finally, I wanted to highlight RedwoodHat's "Lord Disko". That face ...
For my winner, I think I am going to have to go with ... Lime! She did a great job integrating the new item additions to the figure, and I liked her use of simple colors to tie the warrior with the dragon. All in all it's a really nice piece, but the final push to victory comes from the words she put to it, which I think are as true as they are funny.
Great job everyone, and congratulations to Lime!
Hello Jeff! i’m glad you have found it nice.
Is there a tutorial to teach me to avoid some problems as the ones i have found for this work?
I’m usually pretty apprehensive about these competitions, but I think I’ll test my hand at the next few, I’m glad you liked the entry.
Congrats, Lime! Might sound prudish, but I like how the ensemble fits around her.
Companion-Humanoid… meh, next time I’ll read the directions more carefully. That I got an Honorable Mention even for not following the rules. Yeah, I’m a rebel!
Fun stuff from everyone. Personal notables (no particular order):
Johnny Gear’s Warrior Mech
Frevoli’s The Super
Albannach’s Space Marine
Kwnnos’ Beginning of the End
Oh, keen, thanks!
I would like a bear version of the lion headdress from Headgear>Fantasy. Polar bear, if that makes a difference. It will be the finishing touch on my frost giant.
Gratulation lime and welcome back!
You got it!
Aw man, I didn’t know about the copyright! 🙁
Congrats Lime, and nice selection. Something I had in mind could use that too.
Great work everyone, and congrats to Lime. Sorry I missed the chance to enter this one.
Congrats, Lime! Excellent job; I think yours was probably my favorite, too. I will certainly try to heed your advice if I ever find myself in a battle! 😉
Commendations all around and congratulations to Lime.
But I must say there was a certain pathos to logosgal’s ‘Dress-Up Mode’ that I found haunting. “Why was I not equipped with fashion sensors? Oh, just deactivate me now…”
That text in Quark’s “Night of the Robomen” is interesting. It almost looks like a Criterion Collection cover.
i loved ur character… i would love to see it in MEN IN BLACK 3. it looks like a really cool alien.
I don’t know why I was disqualified, it’s not like we’re using these contest entries for monetary gain or for commercial purposes. I dunno, I just think it’s a bit unfair.
You’re not, but I am 🙂
…Say what now.
Shouldn’t we be signing off consent or something? :S
Jeff’s not talking about your personal creations. He means he gets commercial benefits from the Hero Machine program itself and he has to control what goes on his website. Anything that is a blatant copyright violation can put him in hot water. While a big company probably doesn’t care that an individual creator is making versions of their assets, they do care if a commerical entity like Hero Machine is providing a site where multiple users can create violations and post them for all to see. I think the combo of creation tools and posting of characters is what makes it especially tricky.
At least that’ how I see it.
What dblade said.
You can violate copyrights all day on your own sites. As the owner of the software you use to create it, and since I make money from the product itself (see the Google ads at the top?), my exposure to legal action is much much higher than yours.
Beyond that, as a matter of simple courtesy, this is my site and I’m asking you not to do it. In a respectful relationship, that should be enough to end the matter.