Well guys I'm floored at what I'm seeing with the scenes you have recreated...I can't help but add another prize to the pot! It's missing chichi and the cardboard background but I am very confident that anyone who entered this contest will put this to good use!! The figures are still factory sealed and the ring was until a few seconds ago when I opened it for a better pic. This is 100% legit from Japan. Enjoy!
I was going to update the prize structure to account for the extra prize from Dark Gohan, but just realized something. We have at least 3 weeks until this contest is over. If anybody else would like to donate a prize, whether it is $5, a figure, DVD, set of figures--whatever--go ahead and post here! When we are a few days from this contest being over, I'll update the prize structure to account for the extra prizes. I don't want to spend thirty minutes doing it just to have to do it another two or three times , and we have plenty of really great entries this year.
Right now I already know what the change to the prize structure is going to be. It's going to be adding one prize to what 11th place gets to choose from, and allowing 11th to get an earlier pick for their first prize, because we have some great scenes that aren't going to make it out of the first round. 11th could end up being a much better scene than 10th, 9th, 8th, etc and deserves better than the last two prizes available that no one else chose. It would be great if we could get a couple more prizes so 12th would get one as well, and even 13th, even if the donations are just $5 offers.
Anybody who hasn't already donated want to throw something in? Heck, a $2 prize is better than nothing.
I'm thinking that 11th place will get to pick their prize right before 6th place since ( if you look at the prize structure) 5 scenes advance to round 3, so giving it the spot of 6th for one prize seems good.
This new version should make 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 11th, and 12th very happy, particularly 2nd, 3rd, and especially 4th place, as 4th place now gets to pick two prizes.
I think this works out really well, as 1st place was given too many prizes in the original format, and since the prizes vary in value so much, the old format was allowing 1st place to prevent 2nd and 3rd from having anything really good. Now 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th should be very happy.
If we can get 1 more prize donation, we can make 5th place very happy as well, and that'd be great considering 5th is also a scene that advances to the 3rd round. Can anybody who hasn't already donated spare a few dollars or a figure...?
7th through 10th get a slightly worse deal by only 1 place, as 11th place (winner of the loser battle) gets to pick 1 prize before them.
11th place will get to pick 1 prize before 6th place, then take the last prize available by default. 12th gets to pick the second to last prize.