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Poll - best animal figures of 2014 [Grand Final]

Started by animaltoyforum, January 07, 2015, 11:15:45 AM

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What are your favourite three 'new for 2014' animal figures?

Thylacine (Mojo Fun)
Indian Pangolin (Mojo Fun)
Sun Bear (Mojo Fun)
Cassowary (CollectA)
Tasmanian Devil (CollectA)
American Bison (Schleich)
Fruit Bat (Schleich)
Komodo Dragon (Bullyland)
Peccary (Safari Ltd)
Piranha (Safari Ltd)
Snow Leopard (Papo)
Leatherback Turtle (Papo)
Female Hippopotamus (Papo)
Pillbug Cubaris murina (=iriomotensis) (Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Animatales Series 7 (Yaeyama))
Barn Owl (Kaiyodo CapsuleQ Museum Owls)
South Polar Skua  (Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Nankyoku, the South Pole)
Leopard Seal (Kitan Club Nature Techni Colour Nankyoku, the South Pole)

animaltoyforum

The grand final poll! All ATF members are invited to vote so make sure you have your say!  :)

This shortlist was generated from semi-final polls for individual lines:

Semi-final poll results...

...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
...your top seven Kaiyodo figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=946.0
...your top seven non-Kaiyodo Japanese figures here: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=1385.0



bmathison1972

Interesting trends early on. Notice how farm animals, horses, and dogs are getting practically zero votes. When reptiles, invertebrates, and (sometimes) non-shark fish are options, they often dominate.

These companies should really learn from these trends...

sbell

Quote from: bmathison1972 on January 07, 2015, 11:34:04 PM
Interesting trends early on. Notice how farm animals, horses, and dogs are getting practically zero votes. When reptiles, invertebrates, and (sometimes) non-shark fish are options, they often dominate.

These companies should really learn from these trends...

I would think this reflects the majority of collectors here compared to buyers for children or for many 'specialized' adult collectors, who tend towards the familiar (dogs, horses) or the safe option (can't go wrong with sheep after all).

But in terms of best, I don't think even kids would claim that their cows or chickens are their best animals.

brontodocus

Quote from: sbell on January 07, 2015, 11:50:54 PM
Quote from: bmathison1972 on January 07, 2015, 11:34:04 PM
Interesting trends early on. Notice how farm animals, horses, and dogs are getting practically zero votes. When reptiles, invertebrates, and (sometimes) non-shark fish are options, they often dominate.

These companies should really learn from these trends...

I would think this reflects the majority of collectors here compared to buyers for children or for many 'specialized' adult collectors, who tend towards the familiar (dogs, horses) or the safe option (can't go wrong with sheep after all).

But in terms of best, I don't think even kids would claim that their cows or chickens are their best animals.
This is what makes the poll(s) so interesting for me and which is why I hope many members vote. :) I'd really like to see a representative result. If many members vote and the more "obscure" animals still dominate they are probably just too rarely made. But, yes, I would not be too surprised if we see at least a partial shift towards mammalian figures when more people vote. From what the current votes show, quality seems to have a great influence, too. And most of us would probably appreciate the high quality of a figure even if it doesn't represent an animal we were looking for.

stemturtle

The list of 2014 releases is a fantastic reference. Thank you for all the hard work, brontodocus.

I found it difficult to choose between artistic quality and uniqueness of species.
Bmathison1972, your suggestion was helpful that our votes should influence the selection of animals produced by toy companies.

animaltoyforum

Almost time to create the final poll...  :)


brontodocus

Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 25, 2015, 06:51:38 PM
Almost time to create the final poll...  :)
We never talked about how long the semi finals would be open. Maybe we should set a date so everyone knows by when the votes have to be placed? :)

animaltoyforum

Quote from: brontodocus on January 25, 2015, 07:47:47 PM
Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 25, 2015, 06:51:38 PM
Almost time to create the final poll...  :)
We never talked about how long the semi finals would be open. Maybe we should set a date so everyone knows by when the votes have to be placed? :)

Shall we say the end of the month?


brontodocus

Quote from: animaltoyforum on January 25, 2015, 10:22:34 PM
Shall we say the end of the month?
Sounds good! :) So all of you who wanted to vote but haven't done, yet, there are only a few days remaining!

Jetoar

My website: Paleo-Creatures
My website's facebook: Paleo-Creatures

animaltoyforum

Just to say I haven't forgotten about this, I'm just incredibly busy recently.  O:-)


animaltoyforum

#11
I have finally set up the grand final poll at the top of this thread. The options include the top-rated three (or fewer) figures from each semi-final poll. Where there were ties for third place resulting in more than three top-rated figures, those figures were excluded from the grand final. Happy voting! I'll update the first post of this thread with images of the finalists, to make it easier!

Edit - Ah, scrap the idea of adding the images in - I thought it would be a simple copy-paste job but some images aren't even in the separate semi-poll threads (Mojo Fun, anyway). Ideally, whomever creates the 'new for' thread should be responsible for updating the first post with images - community spirit and all that. It is just too much work otherwise - no time. At least the poll is live though!  C:-)


animaltoyforum

Have you voted yet? Only four voters so far...


OkapiBoy


animaltoyforum

Quote from: OkapiBoy on October 28, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
My favorites did not make it to the list :(

So you have to pick your favourites from the shortlist. :)


Rossano

Looks like my vote to the Snow Leopard by Papo decided the winner of the year!  ;D

sbell

Quote from: Rossano on October 11, 2016, 01:20:43 PM
Looks like my vote to the Snow Leopard by Papo decided the winner of the year!  ;D

It isodd that the pollwas never closed--over a year ago!

BlueKrono

I seriously think the Kitan Club leopard seal was the best of the year. Like, I would get that tattooed on me.
I like turtles.


brontodocus

Quote from: BlueKrono on December 16, 2016, 01:06:11 PM
I seriously think the Kitan Club leopard seal was the best of the year. Like, I would get that tattooed on me.
A brilliant figure indeed and for me this one was the main reason to get the Nankyoku set. :) Urgh, and you remind us that we never finished with this poll... :-[

BlueKrono

Yes, it seems my other votes caused a fourway tie for second place...
I like turtles.