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Title: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 06, 2012, 06:10:11 PM
Right, I'm all forumed out! Plus, my eyes have gone funny from spending far too much time setting up this site! So I'm signing off...for now...
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: Jetoar on December 06, 2012, 06:28:30 PM
I think that we are doing a good forum with our coments  ^-^.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 11, 2012, 04:54:52 PM
Yes, we've really gotten of to a great start! Thanks!
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 11, 2012, 05:14:29 PM
I also just noticed that the fine folk over at STS (http://schleichtiersammler.forumieren.de/) have added a link to the Animal Toy Forum in their top menu! That's so great! :o If you are reading this, thanks so much STS!  :D
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: Jetoar on December 11, 2012, 09:23:00 PM
Congratulations Adam  ^-^!
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: Himmapaan on December 13, 2012, 01:29:05 AM
How wonderful that STS are being so supportive!



Ah, that's better. Avatar and signature sorted at last. I was feeling quite strange without them.  :))
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 13, 2012, 10:08:20 AM
How wonderful that STS are being so supportive!



Ah, that's better. Avatar and signature sorted at last. I was feeling quite strange without them.  :))

Great signature image Himmapaan :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: Jetoar on December 13, 2012, 12:39:12 PM
Yes it is a very beautiful draw. I like it  ^-^.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 12:58:48 PM
Of the top 10 forum posters, only one is missing an avatar image. Come on Sbell!  ;)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on February 09, 2013, 12:53:09 AM
Last one to the bottom is a rotten egg!  ;D

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/678148021d1da6e717f7ba210aca58c7/tumblr_mhem9cHEpt1r4zr2vo2_r1_500.gif)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: sbell on February 09, 2013, 01:54:32 AM
Of the top 10 forum posters, only one is missing an avatar image. Come on Sbell!  ;)

Honestly, I have my settings such that I don't even see them...so I don't usually even think of it!
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 27, 2014, 05:41:30 PM
I went to Cotswold Wildlife Park a couple of days ago. We went into the gift shop and saw many Schleichs there >:D It was a lot of fun too, there was even an albino peacock which was tame.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on April 27, 2014, 11:41:37 PM
Albino peacock must look very odd! :o
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: sbell on April 28, 2014, 12:57:41 AM
Albino peacock must look very odd! :o

I saw pure white peacocks on Isola Bella (Stresa, Italy) several years ago, but they weren't albino, their eyes were dark. Still a weird thing to see.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 15, 2014, 08:13:27 PM
Wow Jetoar, you were busy on the forum today!  :D
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2014, 11:12:02 AM
Wow Jetoar, you were busy on the forum today!  :D

Yes, I was  ^-^. I have been doing a lot of things and now I am fixing my new aquisitions of the flea market. I will share them coming soon  ^-^.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 20, 2014, 01:29:24 PM
I was thinking it would be nice to have a poll for us to vote for our top animal figures of 2014, like we do on the dinotoyforum: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2003.0

But, I don't have time! Would any kind member like to set up such a poll in the 'New for 2014' section?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 20, 2014, 02:51:01 PM
I was thinking it would be nice to have a poll for us to vote for our top animal figures of 2014, like we do on the dinotoyforum: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2003.0

But, I don't have time! Would any kind member like to set up such a poll in the 'New for 2014' section?
Great idea! :) I could probably do that but haven't created a poll before. should we compile a list first?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 20, 2014, 03:16:03 PM
I was thinking it would be nice to have a poll for us to vote for our top animal figures of 2014, like we do on the dinotoyforum: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=2003.0

But, I don't have time! Would any kind member like to set up such a poll in the 'New for 2014' section?
Great idea! :) I could probably do that but haven't created a poll before. should we compile a list first?

Good idea, then we avoid any confusion by making sure we don't miss any figures from the poll. :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 20, 2014, 04:37:19 PM
Okay, then, I'll see what I can do - but it'll have to wait until the kids are asleep. The list may also become a bit longer than the one on the DTF.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 20, 2014, 05:03:41 PM
Okay, then, I'll see what I can do - but it'll have to wait until the kids are asleep. The list may also become a bit longer than the one on the DTF.

Indeed!

I've been so busy the last few months I haven't had time to update the new for 2014 company threads either, which will make the task a little more difficult still...

There is no rush, or obligation, please don't put yourself out! :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 20, 2014, 05:05:37 PM
Oh, yeah, and when the poll is over I'll create a youtube video announcing the winners :) I could do that over the Xmas holiday...
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 20, 2014, 10:32:18 PM
Currently I gathered 2014 releases by Bullyland, CollectA, Mojö Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich. I left out sets and toobs and ended up at over 180 figures. :o And I haven't even begun to make a list of Japanese releases like Kaiyodo, Kitan Club, T-A.R.T.S and the like... any suggestions how to handle this?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 20, 2014, 11:21:06 PM
Currently I gathered 2014 releases by Bullyland, CollectA, Mojö Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich. I left out sets and toobs and ended up at over 180 figures. :o And I haven't even begun to make a list of Japanese releases like Kaiyodo, Kitan Club, T-A.R.T.S and the like... any suggestions how to handle this?

Instead of a poll, how about setting up an email account where everyone can email you their top THREE (got that people, only THREE) favorites and then you can publish the data in a thread. If you gave each vote a number of points (e.g. 5 pts for 1st choice, 3 pts. for 2nd choice, and 1 pt. for 3rd choice), you can create a list based on a points system.

...and if people abuse the system by giving you long lists or emailing you every other day changing their minds, their data will not be considered. This cannot be burdensome on you or whomever takes on this task.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 21, 2014, 10:09:12 AM
Hmm. One poll with almost 200 options is clearly unmanageable. The email idea is a good one but might be a bit work heavy too, depending how many votes are cast.

How about we split the burden so a different member creates a separate poll for each specific line.

Then, the winning, say, two from each poll, go into a 'final' poll. It might also add a little tension to the affair.  ;)

If Andre posts the full list (copy paste) then we can each create a poll or two. What do you think?

Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 21, 2014, 11:52:33 AM
Thanks, Blaine and Adam. :) Sounds like a good suggestion to split into different polls. I'll be off until very late in the evening but I could make one poll for each of those six companies afterwards. My overview of Japanese companies isn't as good, so maybe someone else may be interested in compiling those?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 21, 2014, 08:25:06 PM
Thanks, Blaine and Adam. :) Sounds like a good suggestion to split into different polls. I'll be off until very late in the evening but I could make one poll for each of those six companies afterwards. My overview of Japanese companies isn't as good, so maybe someone else may be interested in compiling those?

Excellent. If you post the complete list in a separate post then I can use that to create a poll. I'll do, say, Safari Ltd.

I'm not so hot on Japanese figures either, any volunteers?  O:-)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 21, 2014, 09:03:55 PM
How about if we have taxonomic polls: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and invertebrates?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: postsaurischian on December 21, 2014, 09:19:48 PM
Phew! The Japanese list is a hard thing to do. I know a lot of what came out in 2014, but would never dare to warrant completeness.
There are also a lot of a bit cartoonish series. Should we take these into account as well?
Finding pictures of everything would be the next problem. I might give it a try though :-\.



Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 21, 2014, 09:28:59 PM
We could just omit the Japanese miniatures altogether and stick to the sort of toys that kids might play with...
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: postsaurischian on December 21, 2014, 09:36:13 PM
Aaaawwww!
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: sbell on December 21, 2014, 11:02:26 PM
We could just omit the Japanese miniatures altogether and stick to the sort of toys that kids might play with...

It's hard to vote for the best when you leave them out!  ;)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 22, 2014, 12:23:37 AM
We could just omit the Japanese miniatures altogether and stick to the sort of toys that kids might play with...

It's hard to vote for the best when you leave them out!  ;)

Well, some might argue that miniature models of that kind don't count as toys. There are all sorts of other animal ornaments that will surely be missed off the list for similar reasons. We have to draw the line somewhere ;)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 22, 2014, 08:56:10 AM
Actually, I think it's best not to leave out the Japanese gashapon-style figures. Even if it means we would have to deal with well over a hundred additional possible contenders (Kaiyodo has been especially prolific with their CapsuleQ Museum series but there are also lots of Kitan Club and others). We should probably exclude resins, though. And while 2014 has brought many wonderful figures by non-Japanese brands I think Japanese companies are still more consistent in producing high quality figures. Plus those gashapon figures have a popularity in Japan that can be compared with Kinder Surprise eggs so they are aimed at children and collectors at the same time.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 22, 2014, 09:52:35 AM
Alright, the Japanese figuresd are in!  8)

We have a project on our hands now ;)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 22, 2014, 01:46:21 PM
Thanks for posting the non-Japanese list Brontodocus, I have moved it here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1347.0

We can start creating the polls as soon as we wish. :) We can put them in the 'new for 2014' section...
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 22, 2014, 01:52:01 PM
Thanks for posting the non-Japanese list Brontodocus, I have moved it here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1347.0

We can start creating the polls as soon as we wish. :) We can put them in the 'new for 2014' section...
Okay then, thanks for putting it into the right category. :) Oh, and congrats, this was your 1000th post! 8)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: sbell on December 22, 2014, 01:55:20 PM
Alright, the Japanese figuresd are in!  8)

We have a project on our hands now ;)

Good. I would have argued, at least, that the new blue Asian Arowana from Colorata straddles the line between toy and model.

Also, it will need to be in the list. This poll will be ridiculously large!
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 22, 2014, 02:12:00 PM
I suggested early on about doing taxonomic polls; this was we can rate figures more easily based on similar critters. If we divide the work into 5 taxonomic groups, and each one of us takes one, it will lessen the work load (Sean can do fish, I can do inverts, etc.)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 22, 2014, 05:04:11 PM
I suggested early on about doing taxonomic polls; this was we can rate figures more easily based on similar critters. If we divide the work into 5 taxonomic groups, and each one of us takes one, it will lessen the work load (Sean can do fish, I can do inverts, etc.)

I see your reasoning, but the figures are already sorted by company in the list, so I think it will be easier to just do the polls this way too. :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: stargatedalek on December 22, 2014, 05:15:31 PM
I think we should at least display the results somewhat taxonomically
since there is (I don't think any of us fall under this, but many people do) a general bias towards mammals it would be nice to be able to view the results taxonomically to see which figures from different groups were most popular, rather than the top few being most likely nearly all mammals with a few reptiles and birds tossed in

just my two cents

nothing in particular comes to mind, but if there's anything left I can see what I can do to help out
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: sbell on December 22, 2014, 06:37:42 PM
I think we should at least display the results somewhat taxonomically
since there is (I don't think any of us fall under this, but many people do) a general bias towards mammals it would be nice to be able to view the results taxonomically to see which figures from different groups were most popular, rather than the top few being most likely nearly all mammals with a few reptiles and birds tossed in

just my two cents

nothing in particular comes to mind, but if there's anything left I can see what I can do to help out

It's all about the fish, man. We finally got a decent piranha! To say nothing of some pretty fantastic sharks...
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 22, 2014, 07:26:13 PM
I think we should at least display the results somewhat taxonomically
since there is (I don't think any of us fall under this, but many people do) a general bias towards mammals it would be nice to be able to view the results taxonomically to see which figures from different groups were most popular, rather than the top few being most likely nearly all mammals with a few reptiles and birds tossed in

just my two cents

nothing in particular comes to mind, but if there's anything left I can see what I can do to help out

I'm not sure if there really is a bias for mammals... the poll will tell us, either way. :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: stargatedalek on December 22, 2014, 09:42:33 PM
I meant amongst the general population ;)

@sbell
Indeed! a good piranha on that scale is something that I'm sure many people have wanted for a long time!
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2014, 09:13:34 AM
While personally I would favour arranging figures by taxonomy, too, I think in this case the companies already give us an easy-to-handle theme-based division and the names of many of each manufacturer's series are familiar to most collectors (although some companies seem to rename them every year). I do see a bias towards mammals, too, but perhaps not necessarily a collectors' bias - I counted 12 "reptile" figures representing 10 species versus 154 mammal figures and only two invertebrates in the list by the six best known non-japanese brands here (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1347.0). However, when we add the Japanese figure, too, we'll have lots of reptiles, fish, invertebrates, and other non-mammalian figures :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 23, 2014, 09:16:09 AM
Since you have done all the hard work creating the lists, I'll now create the polls :D
We can create polls for the Japanese figures later...
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 23, 2014, 09:23:09 AM
I'm going to add the polls to the existing 'New for 2014' company threads to keep things all together. Not all lines have such threads yet, so first I must create the threads!

Edit: So, polls have now been added for Bullyland, CollectA, Mojo Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich. Lots of options to consider there while we build the Japanese figures lists...would anyone in particular like to volunteer to do that? ;)  O:-)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2014, 10:30:32 AM
Ah, I see, some polls have three votes and others have five - I guess it's because the latter had much more releases this year? :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 23, 2014, 10:38:11 AM
Ah, I see, some polls have three votes and others have five - I guess it's because the latter had much more releases this year? :)

Yeah, I made the number of votes roughly proportional to the number of options. Seemed only fair. Otherwise those companies with fewer releases will be over-represented in the final.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2014, 10:40:31 AM
Ah, I see, some polls have three votes and others have five - I guess it's because the latter had much more releases this year? :)

Yeah, I made the number of votes roughly proportional to the number of options. Seemed only fair. Otherwise those companies with fewer releases will be over-represented in the final.
Okay! :) I've seen that there's only one vote possible in Mojö Fun but Papo would probably allow as many votes as I want, so I think some of the limitations are not working properly, yet
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 23, 2014, 01:33:02 PM
While personally I would favour arranging figures by taxonomy, too, I think in this case the companies already give us an easy-to-handle theme-based division and the names of many of each manufacturer's series are familiar to most collectors (although some companies seem to rename them every year). I do see a bias towards mammals, too, but perhaps not necessarily a collectors' bias - I counted 12 "reptile" figures representing 10 species versus 154 mammal figures and only two invertebrates in the list by the six best known non-japanese brands here (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1347.0). However, when we add the Japanese figure, too, we'll have lots of reptiles, fish, invertebrates, and other non-mammalian figures :)

my suggest for a taxonomic scheme was for the purpose to better incorporate the Japanese figures. Oh well, maybe we can revisit the idea next year. It's better to see a Kaiyodo piranha up against a Safari piranha rather than a Sarfari piranha up against a golden retriever puppy   :P
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 23, 2014, 01:50:52 PM
While personally I would favour arranging figures by taxonomy, too, I think in this case the companies already give us an easy-to-handle theme-based division and the names of many of each manufacturer's series are familiar to most collectors (although some companies seem to rename them every year). I do see a bias towards mammals, too, but perhaps not necessarily a collectors' bias - I counted 12 "reptile" figures representing 10 species versus 154 mammal figures and only two invertebrates in the list by the six best known non-japanese brands here (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1347.0). However, when we add the Japanese figure, too, we'll have lots of reptiles, fish, invertebrates, and other non-mammalian figures :)

my suggest for a taxonomic scheme was for the purpose to better incorporate the Japanese figures. Oh well, maybe we can revisit the idea next year. It's better to see a Kaiyodo piranha up against a Safari piranha rather than a Sarfari piranha up against a golden retriever puppy   :P

That could still happen in the final. The top 3(?) from each company poll will go into a poll to decide the best figure over all.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 04, 2015, 03:40:36 PM
Currently, I'm putting up a list of Japanese figures released in 2014 for additionall poll(s) for the best 2014 figure (note: we don't have any Japanese brands, yet). I've finished Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum (there are a great many) and Kitan Club (surprisingly few releases, other than the Nankyoku set I only know of a set of flapjack octopi and the life-size Giant Isopod with a release in 2014). The only Favorite that comes to mind at the moment is Hirokazu Tokugawa's Giant Squid as part of the Marine Life Series and a few, larger, soft vinyl figures (do we need soft play figures at all?). Any other suggestions from Epoch, Takara Tomy A.R.T.S, other lines by Kaiyodo or anything else?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: postsaurischian on January 04, 2015, 08:47:58 PM
Any other suggestions from Epoch, Takara Tomy A.R.T.S, other lines by Kaiyodo or anything else?

"Eikoh - Miniatureplanet" comes to mind: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1078.0

Have to think about others.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 04, 2015, 10:16:53 PM
"Eikoh - Miniatureplanet" comes to mind: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1078.0

Have to think about others.
Many thanks, Helge! :) So Eikoh's Miniatureplanet is in.

Oh, by the way, the polls we have currently only have very few votes. So come on everybody, here's your chance your favourite figure makes it to the finals (Japanese figures yet to come)! :)
So you may vote for...
...your favourite three Mojö Fun figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=727.0
...your favourite five CollectA figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=606.0
...your favourite four Schleich figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=723.0
...your favourite two Bullyland figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1356.0
...your favourite three Safari Ltd figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=699.0
...your favourite three Papo figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=789.0
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 04, 2015, 10:39:41 PM
"Eikoh - Miniatureplanet" comes to mind: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1078.0

Have to think about others.
Many thanks, Helge! :) So Eikoh's Miniatureplanet is in.

Oh, by the way, the polls we have currently only have very few votes. So come on everybody, here's your chance your favourite figure makes it to the finals (Japanese figures yet to come)! :)
So you may vote for...
...your favourite three Mojö Fun figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=727.0
...your favourite five CollectA figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=606.0
...your favourite four Schleich figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=723.0
...your favourite two Bullyland figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1356.0
...your favourite three Safari Ltd figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=699.0
...your favourite three Papo figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=789.0

I will promote them on Facebook and Twitter... :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 04, 2015, 11:06:31 PM
Great! :)
Meanwhile, I'm still thinking about what to do with Kaiyodo - other than the CapsuleQ Museum (of which I compiled 65 figures, I'll treat colour variants as the same figure) there's very little I know about. There was this Deep-sea Life set with six figures (plus one secret colour variant) but I don't know about other 2014 releases. If we cannot gather more information there's another option: I could set up one poll for Eikoh Miniatureplanet (32 figures) one for CapsuleQ Museum (65 figures), one for Kitan Club (apparently only ten figures, even though one of them comes in eight colour variants)... and maybe some sort of a "wastebasket thread" where everyone can throw in other figures that were released in 2014 and I'll unite those together in one poll? Maybe not the perfect way of doing it but it seems more practicable than painstakingly gathering every Japan release of last year... :P Favorite (currently only one figure) may be included in that "wastebasked thread"/poll, too.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: sbell on January 04, 2015, 11:26:13 PM
Great! :)
Meanwhile, I'm still thinking about what to do with Kaiyodo - other than the CapsuleQ Museum (of which I compiled 65 figures, I'll treat colour variants as the same figure) there's very little I know about. There was this Deep-sea Life set with six figures (plus one secret colour variant) but I don't know about other 2014 releases. If we cannot gather more information there's another option: I could set up one poll for Eikoh Miniatureplanet (32 figures) one for CapsuleQ Museum (65 figures), one for Kitan Club (apparently only ten figures, even though one of them comes in eight colour variants)... and maybe some sort of a "wastebasket thread" where everyone can throw in other figures that were released in 2014 and I'll unite those together in one poll? Maybe not the perfect way of doing it but it seems more practicable than painstakingly gathering every Japan release of last year... :P Favorite (currently only one figure) may be included in that "wastebasked thread"/poll, too.

Wasn't there also a Kaiyodo microbes set of some kind? And Colorata released version 3 of their fossil fishes.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 04, 2015, 11:41:13 PM
Wasn't there also a Kaiyodo microbes set of some kind? And Colorata released version 3 of their fossil fishes.
Thanks, Sean! :) Yes, there is the CapsuleQ Museum Microcosmos set, I've already included that in the CapsuleQ Museum list I'm compiling. As for Colorata, if this third version would have contained a new sculpt I'd definitely consider that, too. But apart from different colour they are all the same as the previous version.

Edit: New polls - Kaiyodo: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=946.0 - Kitan Club: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1385.0
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 06, 2015, 09:06:22 PM
Okay, it seems we're slowly getting there... So now that we have eight polls (Bullyland, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Kitan Club, Mojö Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich) but there are still a few leftovers by Japanese brands. Eikoh Miniatureplanet with 32 figures and Favorite with one (albeit apparently very good) figure. Currently, I'm considering throwing these together in one poll thread with three possible votes. We could still add figures which I may have overlooked to that poll. But this way I could solve the problem with Favorite, choosing one out of one figure wouldn't really make sense (and I have the feeling Hirokazu Tokugawa's Giant Squid has good chances to be serious competition for the others even in the "finals" so it should be in one of the polls). What are your thoughts about it? And again: Anything I have overlooked which should be in this or any of the other polls? Thanks for all comments & contributions! :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 06, 2015, 09:50:09 PM
Okay, it seems we're slowly getting there... So now that we have eight polls (Bullyland, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Kitan Club, Mojö Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich) but there are still a few leftovers by Japanese brands. Eikoh Miniatureplanet with 32 figures and Favorite with one (albeit apparently very good) figure. Currently, I'm considering throwing these together in one poll thread with three possible votes. We could still add figures which I may have overlooked to that poll. But this way I could solve the problem with Favorite, choosing one out of one figure wouldn't really make sense (and I have the feeling Hirokazu Tokugawa's Giant Squid has good chances to be serious competition for the others even in the "finals" so it should be in one of the polls). What are your thoughts about it? And again: Anything I have overlooked which should be in this or any of the other polls? Thanks for all comments & contributions! :)

How about putting all non-Kaiyodo (including Kitan Club which you already took care of, sorry :) ) Japanese brands into a 'Japanese-misc.' poll?
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 06, 2015, 09:57:10 PM
Okay, it seems we're slowly getting there... So now that we have eight polls (Bullyland, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Kitan Club, Mojö Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich) but there are still a few leftovers by Japanese brands. Eikoh Miniatureplanet with 32 figures and Favorite with one (albeit apparently very good) figure. Currently, I'm considering throwing these together in one poll thread with three possible votes. We could still add figures which I may have overlooked to that poll. But this way I could solve the problem with Favorite, choosing one out of one figure wouldn't really make sense (and I have the feeling Hirokazu Tokugawa's Giant Squid has good chances to be serious competition for the others even in the "finals" so it should be in one of the polls). What are your thoughts about it? And again: Anything I have overlooked which should be in this or any of the other polls? Thanks for all comments & contributions! :)

How about putting all non-Kaiyodo (including Kitan Club which you already took care of, sorry :) ) Japanese brands into a 'Japanese-misc.' poll?
Thanks, Blaine! :-) Actually, I like the idea. And there are not many votes, yet. It would be possible to edit the thread. If the others are okay with this solution, too, I'll do it.
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 06, 2015, 10:09:45 PM
Okay, it seems we're slowly getting there... So now that we have eight polls (Bullyland, CollectA, Kaiyodo, Kitan Club, Mojö Fun, Papo, Safari Ltd, and Schleich) but there are still a few leftovers by Japanese brands. Eikoh Miniatureplanet with 32 figures and Favorite with one (albeit apparently very good) figure. Currently, I'm considering throwing these together in one poll thread with three possible votes. We could still add figures which I may have overlooked to that poll. But this way I could solve the problem with Favorite, choosing one out of one figure wouldn't really make sense (and I have the feeling Hirokazu Tokugawa's Giant Squid has good chances to be serious competition for the others even in the "finals" so it should be in one of the polls). What are your thoughts about it? And again: Anything I have overlooked which should be in this or any of the other polls? Thanks for all comments & contributions! :)

How about putting all non-Kaiyodo (including Kitan Club which you already took care of, sorry :) ) Japanese brands into a 'Japanese-misc.' poll?
Thanks, Blaine! :-) Actually, I like the idea. And there are not many votes, yet. It would be possible to edit the thread. If the others are okay with this solution, too, I'll do it.

Fine by me :)
Title: Re: General discussion
Post by: brontodocus on January 06, 2015, 10:59:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback! :) So it is done! 8)
Title: Re: General discussion
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