One of the best things about JoeCustoms.com is the sense of community and family amongst its creative membership. As such it's not all talking about new releases that brings us together. Here are some of the games people on the board play, contests, competitions and general shenanigans that go on.
Initially started by Grand Slam, the Joe Customs Awards are an annual celebration of achievement in customising and dio making. They also recognise the effort put in by members on the board to make the site the place it is. The main JCA information page (including past results) can be found here.
Photoshop and Caption Contests
Usually held on a random basis, these pop up on the board from time to time (usually when everyone seems stressed). A simple and fun diversion, previous challenges have included photoshopping Beav's or General Hawk's likeness in any way imaginable and captioning some surreal one frame dios. Rewards are often just the feeling of a job well done and a good laugh, though occasionally a small prize such as a custom title is awarded.
The JoeCustoms Group Projects (or GPs) are a theme based customising event usually running for around three months. Over this period customisers make a figure based around a pre-selected premise, such as 'Video Game Characters', 'Comic Packs' or something with a more elaborate background. The gallery of previous GPs can be found on the main site, while there is a more detailed FAQ here. The GPs are co-ordinated by Sidewinder on their own section of the forum
Larry Hama Custom Challenge
A one off competition to honour the man who created so much of GI Joe. The main information page, as well as a gallery of all the entries and winners, can be found here.
Zed's characterisations Stealth's DVD lists Bearcatcc and the DD comic Various reviews (G-Hawk, Mike T) Create your own TRU 6 pack, CJack's Man the Machine threads
The JCW is JoeCustoms own dio based wrestling league. More information (current roster, previous matches etc) can be found on the JCW wiki page.