Two of my fellow action figure sites are hosting contests with some awesome action figure prizes. First up is Kastor’s Korner. Kastor is offering a shot at a Masters of the Universe Classics He-Ro (see the AFP review here), in exchange for your childhood memories of Masters of the Universe. The deadline is tonight! – Kastor, forgive me for missing this in the holiday rush.
Simply tell us about your favorite MOTU character. I know I have some fond memories of Moss Man and the Slime Pit. All entires must be emailed to [email protected] by midnight on December 30th. The winner will be notified by email on January 2nd. Make sure you put “I need a He-Ro” in the subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the email.
The second is the Critical Mess. Some of you may remember a few years ago when Mattel produced 100 Justice League Unlimited Hal Jordan figures as a holiday gift to a select few. Then they announced that they’d never make a Hal Jordan (at least in his Green Lantern costume) in the line, and this led to all sorts of bedlam. To rectify this great injustice, the Mess has a contest for an awesome custom of the Holiday Hal.
Be warned – the Mess is definitely a place for the adult collector, so bring some thick skin and leave the kids behind.
Sector 3600 is Looking for Those Capable of Instilling Great Mirth!
In the spirit of the season, Critical Mess is holding a galaxy-shredding contest to decide who will be the Laughter Corps representative for our little corner of the universe.
Instead of a crappy old ring to celebrate your status, however, customizing god Dr. Terrific has crafted an awe-inspiring version of that most elusive of holy collecting grails– a reproduction of JLU “Holiday Hal” Jordan– the one Green Lantern the Man doesn’t want you to get!
Who can wield this awesome responsibility? Only one — he (or she) that can create a humorous piece, in 200 words or less, that can make the Judges Three laugh until their bowels loosen.
The subject is the Green Lantern Corps and related — anything from their secret origin or history, to Rebirth to Parallax to Blackest Night, rules, members, anything. It can be done in the form of prose, poem, play, song, comic strip, whatever works for you to create short encapsulations or explanations of existing history or completely original scenarios. The sky’s the limit. Whatever you choose, it must be posted in the contest thread for all to enjoy.
Here’s the Mess catch: we pride ourselves (to an obnoxious degree) on our love and familiarity of comics lore. Nothing is funnier to us than utter disregard or lack of understanding, willful or no, of continuity, creators or characters. What we’re looking for is COMPLETE IRREVERENCE, MISCOMPREHENSION or DISDAIN, for all the hard work decades of writers, artists and editors have put into building the Green Lantern mythos. For once on the Mess, rampant and unbridled ignorance and lack of respect towards the source material shall be rewarded! Heck, scour the internet– guaranteed somebody’s probably already done the work for you! (Dan Didio, and relations thereof, are ineligible to enter.)
Our judges can choose only one winner, but all the universe will enjoy the fruits of your assumed buffoonery. Charge your funny bones, Messieurs, and let the fun fly!
The contest will run until January 10th, so be sure to get your entries in before then. And remember, all contests on CriticalMess.Net are only open to registered members, but registration’s free, and only takes a moment.