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Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a little later than I'd intended. A mixture of bad health, negative responses and low morale meant that this was put on a back burner. Hopefully it isn't too late to enjoy the Contest or the movie.

The Martian Manhunter photographs were used with the kind permission of Icarusflies. Please head to her original thread to appreciate her hardwork: COOKIE MASSACRE!!!! Starring Lego Martian Manhunter.

The Rules

  • Only one entry per person. Using multiple accounts is cheating; all subsequent entries will be eliminated.
  • All photographs entered in the Contest must still conform to the Comic Vine rules.
  • There is no minimum or maximum amount of photographs to create your Toy Story comic strip, but avoid Lord of the Ring style tomes.
  • Any toys from can be used.
  • Any presentation format can be used. You can set out the photographs in a post like Icarusflies', you can photoshop it all together like a comic book page, or you can create a video like in my intro (no moving imagery is allowed though).
  • Any Comic Vine members ('Comic Viners') are eligible to enter by posting in a comment below. There are no geographic restrictions (I am in the UK, the three previous winners were in the US).

The Prize

The 2002 Dreamwave Productions series of Transformers: Generation 1. The issues on offer are 1 to 6 inclusive, which is the complete series.

Each issue was available with two variant covers. 50% of covers featured Autobots, while the other 50% starred the Decepticons. Issue 1 had a couple of incentive variants, and there were subsequent Second Printings of issues 1, 2 & 5, but at the time I couldn't be bothered to pay the extra for those. As such, I bought both Autobot & Decepticon variants of issues 1 & 2, while selectively choosing my favourite covers from the rest of the series; #3 Decepticon, #4 Autobot, #5 Decepticon, #6 Autobot. All are First Printings.

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I will not split the set. All the variants are part of the prize.

I read the story when it was originally purchased. They have been untouched since & remained bagged & boarded ever since. And I'm sorry, but I can not remember whether I read the Autobot or Decepticon variants, but at least 2 issues are unread variants.

Deadline

Post your entry in a comment to this thread. All entries must be received by Sunday 03 July 2011 by 21:00 (9pm) BST. That's British Summer Time. I'm afraid I don't know what time that is around the world. All I know is that East Coast America is 5 hours behind, while West Coast is 8 hours behind. So please make sure you check the internet for Time Zone conversions.

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#1 Posted by Mercy_ (94455 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome. May actually participate in this one.

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#2 Posted by CATPANEXE (9505 posts) - - Show Bio

That's one swanky awesome prize. Good luck to the participants.

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#3 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

I am definitely going to enter this since A) I love Transformers, particularly Gen 1 (ask my beloved Marie what 90% of our MSN conversations usually turn into), and B) I'm an action figure collector, so finally getting to use them for something is a dream lol

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#4 Posted by danhimself (21430 posts) - - Show Bio

That's one really awesome prize...the covers alone are freaking awesome...but IDW's Transformers series is the best incarnation of the Transformers since the original cartoon ended

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#5 Posted by Chesapeake (2330 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow you are turning into a very talented  movie editor. It's a great video and contest!!!
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#6 Posted by sora_thekey (8797 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha! Bloopers... and Icarus' legos. WIN!

I might do one... but not as an entry.

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#7 Posted by Sparklykiss (69 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, this is a great contest! I'd enter, but I wouldn't know what to do or where to start!

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#8 Edited by AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's good title for my entry: The Annual EVIL Genius Poker Game (Starring Dr. Evil, Goldmember, and Magneto)
 

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Dr. Evil: "Gentleman, time to reveal our frickin' cards. Four 5's."
Goldmember: "Not so fast, smarty pants. Royal Flush."
Magneto: "Neither of you has won, you homo-sapiens. Deuces."
Dr. Evil: "What?"
Goldmember: "Wait a minute. Who's the wonner?"
Dr. Evil: "I forgot what beats what."
Magneto: "For an evil genius, your not so bright."
Dr. Evil: "SILENCE! I will not be tolerated, you frickin' mutant. I wish I had my frickin' sharks with their frickin' laser-beams attached to their frickin' heads with me."
Goldmember: "Dr. Evil, can I paint his genital ggooollllldddddd? It's kinda my thing."
Dr. Evil: "How about no! You crazy dutch bastard!"
Magneto: "Next year, I want the both you to understand the rules of the game. You do the same thing every year."
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#9 Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

@AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge: Could you put in some speech or narrative, to make it a 'toy story' :)

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#10 Posted by AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge (1363 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: Done.
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#11 Edited by cattlebattle (15286 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:



Wow I never realized 
 
1- Your Female
2-Your British
3 -Your really hot
 
With your X-Men knowledge you' have gone from someone I find to be a pain in the ass know it all, to my ideal woman.
  
Love, CattleBattle
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#12 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

@AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge: being a poker player I can't help but frikkin LOVE this :)

@xerox-kitty: oh man, I drool looking at that prize, that's awesome incentive.

Oh and thanks for the Icarus treat as inspiration, her NOM work is legendary :)

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#13 Posted by difficlus (10659 posts) - - Show Bio
@cattlebattle said:
@xerox-kitty said:



Wow I never realized   1- Your Female 2-Your British 3 -Your really hot  With your X-Men knowledge you' have gone from someone I find to be a pain in the ass know it all, to my ideal woman.    Love, CattleBattle
lmao
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#14 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

So cool.

If I don't completely flake out, I just might actually follow through with my entrance into this one! (That's a big 'if', though)
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#15 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2678 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so tempted to enter just to try and do this idea, I have this idea for Superhero Pez Dispensers.  It would be so much fun.
If I get a chance I will enter, but I have so much work to do on my comic.  The Pez are a Batman and Hulk.  Well, maybe.

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#16 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@cattlebattle said:
@xerox-kitty said:



Wow I never realized   1- Your Female 2-Your British 3 -Your really hot  With your X-Men knowledge you' have gone from someone I find to be a pain in the ass know it all, to my ideal woman.    Love, CattleBattle
Shakespeare himself would weep before the majesty of your words.
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#17 Posted by ZaberCat (333 posts) - - Show Bio

Who's hottie talking in a video? If that is her as Xerox-kitty, I would be dead for sure because I never know that!  Tattoo looks sexy on you,

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#18 Posted by Westlife (1806 posts) - - Show Bio

Who here wants to do a stop motion for me?

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#19 Posted by M.S. Feather (1555 posts) - - Show Bio
Mama Mia!
Mama Mia!
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#20 Posted by Mercy_ (94455 posts) - - Show Bio

@M.S. Feather: LOL. That's awesome.

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#21 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

@M.S. Feather: action figures are well placed in your hands to find exciting adventures, you never cease to amaze.

your such a silly wabbit :)

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#22 Posted by Agent_Prince (157 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, i used to have this run as well! 

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#23 Posted by jubilee042 (1378 posts) - - Show Bio

love your hair

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#24 Posted by Dex (627 posts) - - Show Bio

omgz need to find my toyz

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#25 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Darn it, once again fate toys with me so, for unfortunately the only way I think I can even do this is if I travel back in time to get my toys...for now I am quite toyless :/

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#26 Posted by M.S. Feather (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: @tonis: Thanks guys. : )

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#27 Posted by MOONGREY (333 posts) - - Show Bio

xerox-kitty.. sooo hot..

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#28 Posted by Ruvik_ (1634 posts) - - Show Bio

wow your hot
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#29 Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

Just over a week to go before the deadline! The weekend is the perfect time to play with your action figures & take photos of them ;)

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#30 Edited by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio

you know, I saw this earlier and I thought I wouldn't enter, but I have a good sense of humor, so I'll enter any way! 

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and also for reference: 
      
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#31 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14560 posts) - - Show Bio

Lool cool Contest good luck everybody

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#32 Posted by M.S. Feather (1555 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Bonus points for what looks like a breakdancing Yoda. :P

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#33 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

I made a video, but I'm far too self-conscious to send it in >_>

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#34 Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: Awww... you're such a tease!

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#35 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: Muahaha. I'm the Diamond Preview of CV Users :P
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#36 Posted by The Poet (8646 posts) - - Show Bio
@M.S. Feather said:

@The Poet: Bonus points for what looks like a breakdancing Yoda. :P

needed to dance differently, he did :)
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#37 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, since there's still about a week left, I might actually try this.  Been wanting to play with my clix for a while now, lol :)

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#38 Edited by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright, I'm entering the fray here.  My strip is titled "Cheese-a-Mania", where a band of motley wrestlers (or wrestling action figures as it were), battle a refrigerator to ensnare their favorite treat, CHEESE.  Here we go...  
 
Panel 1: Our main event of the evening is finally here, with our brave grapplers going up against the imposing monolith, the refrigerator.  Who will be victorious? 
Panel 2: First the stare down.  This is a psychological game at this point, folks.  The intensity in the plastic, painted-on eyes of our competitors tells the whole story. 
Panel 3: Oh, and in a stunning move, the wrestlers make a move on the door!  Hogan and Boss Man are double-teaming the behemoth as the rest of the team makes a scramble for the entrance! 
Panel 4: This thing has really broken down, folks.  The grapplers have made their way to the cheese drawer, but right now it's absolute pandemonium!  There's no stopping their cheese lust! 
Panel 5: Finally, it looks like Savage has this thing under control.  He's signaling his teammates to make a break for the door.  If they can escape this frozen prison, they'll have this thing in the bag... 
Panel 6: And they've done it!  The wrestlers have secured the cheese and this match is over!  There's going to be some celebrating in the toy chest tonight! 

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#39 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix: I can't believe they left the cool whip O.o 
nice job. 
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#40 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio
@Donovan Montgomery:  
Dusty Rhodes really wanted the Cool Whip...
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#41 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix: LOLL I could tell by the look on his face.
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#42 Posted by M.S. Feather (1555 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix: Snap into a cheese stick!
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#43 Edited by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio

My story as told with HeroClix (tm,r,ect. wizkids) staring Batgirl in "I needs her pop."

Dr. M: Wait Batgirl, I have change.
Dr. M: Wait Batgirl, I have change.
     
 The Guys: We'll get your drink Mam.
 The Guys: We'll get your drink Mam.

A M:  STAND AWAY, THIS IS MY MACHINE!
A M:  STAND AWAY, THIS IS MY MACHINE!

Everyone: Hey, the lady was here first! 
Everyone: Hey, the lady was here first! 

Everyone: That will teach you to bud in line.
Everyone: That will teach you to bud in line.

Dr. M: Thank you gentlemen, I'll take it from here. 
Dr. M: Thank you gentlemen, I'll take it from here. 

Dr. M: Here you are Batgirl 
Dr. M: Here you are Batgirl 
B G: I wanted DIET!! 
B G: I wanted DIET!! 
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#44 Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

There's 24 hours left to make your own 'Secret Lives Of Toys' comic strip! Don't be late!!

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#45 Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

@ImperiousRix: Would you like to add a narrative to your series of photos? A few quotes, or some sort of commentary?

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#46 Posted by Hawk (16130 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else think that Xerox-kitty is smokin' hot......!

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#47 Posted by CellphoneGirl (19072 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG! how did i not see this until now? D: I'll see if i could quickly get something together since this sounds really fun ^_^

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#48 Posted by ImperiousRix (1144 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:  
Done and done!
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#49 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5752 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix: lol, nice play by play. 
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#50 Posted by xerox_kitty (17340 posts) - - Show Bio

The Deadline is passed. No more entries will be accepted.

Thank you to everyone who has entered. Voting will be posted tomorrow evening... I'm just not sure what format to post them in yet. So please hang tight :)