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Chinamals or Chanimals?
« on: June 03, 2018, 05:59:26 PM »
The word 'Chinasaur' is widely used by collectors to refer to dinosaur toys created by unknown companies but marked "made in China" (or unmarked and presumed to be made in China or thereabouts). However, there doesn't seem to be a similar term for animal toys. I'm surely not the the first person to wonder about this? Let me know if I've missed a thread.

If there isn't such a term, could we create one? How about 'Chanimals'? Or 'Chinamals'?



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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 08:44:47 PM »
The word 'Chinasaur' is widely used by collectors to refer to dinosaur toys created by unknown companies but marked "made in China" (or unmarked and presumed to be made in China or thereabouts). However, there doesn't seem to be a similar term for animal toys. I'm surely not the the first person to wonder about this? Let me know if I've missed a thread.

If there isn't such a term, could we create one? How about 'Chanimals'? Or 'Chinamals'?

I have seen Chinamals used. And of course I periodically use 'Chinabugs'.
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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 08:50:40 PM »
The word 'Chinasaur' is widely used by collectors to refer to dinosaur toys created by unknown companies but marked "made in China" (or unmarked and presumed to be made in China or thereabouts). However, there doesn't seem to be a similar term for animal toys. I'm surely not the the first person to wonder about this? Let me know if I've missed a thread.

If there isn't such a term, could we create one? How about 'Chanimals'? Or 'Chinamals'?

I have seen Chinamals used. And of course I periodically use 'Chinabugs'.

Oh, where have you seen it used - not on this forum, right? STS, maybe?

Chinabugs is good. :)
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Re: Chanimals
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 04:02:59 PM »
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[