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Re: General discussion
« Reply #60 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?


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Re: General discussion
« Reply #61 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.

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #62 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 :)

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2015, 10:59:03 PM »
Thanks for the feedback! :) So it is done! 8)

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2016, 12:14:31 AM »
I have a facebook group online that needs new members called Plastic zoology.Feel free to join.https://www.facebook.com/groups/1710932112514271/1711344602473022/?notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1465762581356856

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #65 on: April 14, 2018, 10:40:01 PM »
Is it just me, or has it been especially quite here at the ATF in recent months? Is everyone okay?

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2018, 12:48:25 AM »
Is it just me, or has it been especially quite here at the ATF in recent months? Is everyone okay?

I haven't been active because I haven't had much new to share. Also I have been occupied with my 'real' beetle work, plus lots of publications and projects in my Parasitology profession :).

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2018, 02:24:14 AM »
Is it just me, or has it been especially quite here at the ATF in recent months? Is everyone okay?

I haven't been active because I haven't had much new to share. Also I have been occupied with my 'real' beetle work, plus lots of publications and projects in my Parasitology profession :).

I just haven't had a lot to post lately, time and such, etc.

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2018, 02:22:05 PM »
Yeah, same here actually. We all have lots going on in real life! Since the community consists of a handful of regular active members, it is noticeable when they're absent. :))

I feel that there's a sort of critical mass that a forum must achieve to remain healthy, because posts beget posts. The ATF is always nudging up to that critical mass, but never quite gets there. One or two more active members might make all the difference.

I suspect the Photobucket problem put off a lot of people, too.

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2018, 09:12:39 PM »
I will be posting more active in two weeks.
Than some deadlines are taken care of. 8)

The Japanese manufacturers' (my collecting source) animal output is at a all time low. ;-( 
Especially Kaiyodo isn't even a ghost from what they made in the years 2014/2015 when it comes to animals.

I have some nice newly found old stuff though!
Be back in a bit!

PS:
I miss Brontodocus on the forum. Hope he's allright.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 09:13:44 PM by Beetle guy »
To beetle or not to beetle.

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2018, 10:31:04 PM »
I will be posting more active in two weeks.
Than some deadlines are taken care of. 8)

The Japanese manufacturers' (my collecting source) animal output is at a all time low. ;-( 
Especially Kaiyodo isn't even a ghost from what they made in the years 2014/2015 when it comes to animals.

I have some nice newly found old stuff though!
Be back in a bit!

PS:
I miss Brontodocus on the forum. Hope he's allright.

Is there a reason for the paucity of new Kaiyodo figures? Intentional or just random?

I think Brontodocus is busy, as the rest of us. :)

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Re: General discussion
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2018, 01:24:36 AM »
I will be posting more active in two weeks.
Than some deadlines are taken care of. 8)

The Japanese manufacturers' (my collecting source) animal output is at a all time low. ;-( 
Especially Kaiyodo isn't even a ghost from what they made in the years 2014/2015 when it comes to animals.

I have some nice newly found old stuff though!
Be back in a bit!

PS:
I miss Brontodocus on the forum. Hope he's allright.

Is there a reason for the paucity of new Kaiyodo figures? Intentional or just random?

I think Brontodocus is busy, as the rest of us. :)

Kaiyodo is still pretty active with making figures...they're just not being very interesting about it. Especially for those of us that like animal models. There are a few sets coming apparently, but nothing truly unique.