B.A. Baracus. The Michael McDonald Fight Stick. Some dude taking a 3DS picture of himself smoking pot. We've had some ups and downs with the 'Shop Contest this year, but we still have a ton of good memories—10 of our most popular exploitables, to be specific—to look back on in an All-Star Extravaganza closing out 2012.
We did this last year, and if you remember this showdown, we're not asking you to redo the contests from whence these exploitables came. Your only requirement is to use at least two of these images in an entirely new 'Shop together.
You're not limited to using just the 10 images provided in that gallery above (which contains links to the original roundups, plus the winners' names). You can take two of the exploitables and slap them into a completely different background of your choosing, or make them funnier with your own exploitable if you have something in mind.
Here are the guidelines for entering.
1. Create your 'Shop and save it to your desktop.
2. Go to the comments beneath this post and click "reply."
3. Click "Add Image" in the comment window.
4. Click "Upload an Image Instead." Then click the "Choose File" button. Browse your desktop, find the image, and click "open."
5. If you prefer, you can upload the 'Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then click "Add image" in the upper right above the comment window. Paste the image URL into the field that says "Image URL."
6. Add editorial commentary (you can't post an image without some kind of text in the comment field), then just hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn't, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I promise I will look at it.
7. This is important: Keep your image size under 1 MB. If you're still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels.
All set? Great. Now, Gentlemen, start your 'shopping!
The Bullet Bill Mixer. (Bullet Blender, Jan. 14. Winner: Ryan.)
Mr. Smokey McBongHit (Burnin' Doobage, Jan. 29. Winner: Idono.)
The Limited Edition Michael McDonald Fightstick (Yah Mo Be Shopped, Feb. 26. Winner: pnerko.)
B.A. Baracus cosplayer. (PAX Ejection, April 8. Winner: pan1da7.)
Keith Apicary/Nathan Barnatt. (PAX Ejection, April 8. Winner: pan1da7.)
Jessica Nigri. (PAX Ejection, April 8. Winner: pan1da7, how I miss him so.)
Time's May 21 cover. (Are You 'Shop Enough?, May 13. Winner: DarkStar.)
My boss in a Ferrari. (Forza Totilo, June 9. Winner: Indysgill.)
Japanese kids sticking their hands in Pikachu's mouth. (Pika-chewed, June 16. Winner: GiantBoyDetective)
Sexy Mario. (Sexy Mario, Anyone?, July 21. Winner: warmsleepy.)