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Chinamals, Chanimals, or Chinanimals?

Chinamals
9 (75%)
Chanimals
2 (16.7%)
Chinanimals
1 (8.3%)

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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'?



« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 04:07:02 PM by animaltoyforum »



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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'.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 04:07:12 PM by animaltoyforum »

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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. :)
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 04:07:20 PM by animaltoyforum »


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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!  :-[


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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 05:12:18 PM »
Chinamals can actually be really good. For example I got some chinamals that were a bronze corydoras and a Cortez angelfish!
Don't I take long uploading photos!

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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 08:42:12 PM »
Chinamals makes more sense. Chanimal sounds like Jackie Chan in animal form.
I like turtles.

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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 09:55:04 PM »
Chinamals all the way.

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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 09:55:40 PM »
Anybody want to do a poll?

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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 02:28:28 PM »
Anybody want to do a poll?

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.


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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2020, 12:20:49 AM »
Anybody want to do a poll?

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

That's because you're speaking with a British accent. Sounds fine over here HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 12:40:07 AM »

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

That's because you're speaking with a British accent. Sounds fine over here HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

I live in the UK and ‘Chinamals’ sounds perfectly fine to me when spoken  :P
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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 04:07:55 PM »

Done, added to this topic. I also added a third option, Chinanimals.

I find it difficult to decide, because 'Chinamals' looks better on paper, but doesn't sound right when said aloud. It doesn't flow off the tongue.

That's because you're speaking with a British accent. Sounds fine over here HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

I live in the UK and ‘Chinamals’ sounds perfectly fine to me when spoken  :P

It doesn't sound as satisfying as 'Chanimals' though, right? O:-)

I think it's because the word 'animal' is lost in 'Chinamals', whereas the word China is lost in 'Chanimals'.

Chinasaur sounds like dinosaur so it works well.
Similarly, Chanimal sounds like animal so it works well, in the same way.
But Chinamal sounds like...China-mal. So it doesn't work as well.

It is probaby just me!  :-[


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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 07:43:32 PM »
I must be the only one who voted for Chanimals.  :P


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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2020, 01:47:00 PM »
 No, you're not ;D .
 To me Chinamals sounds too much like China Mail.


Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2020, 02:31:19 PM »
No, you're not ;D .
 To me Chinamals sounds too much like China Mail.


Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

This year. And Alzheimers runs in my family, it's the reason @bugsnapz no longer posts here. :(

But, I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking Chanimals sounds better!


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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2020, 06:07:06 PM »
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

This year. And Alzheimers runs in my family, it's the reason @bugsnapz no longer posts here. :(

  :-[  Oh sorry, I wasn't thinking of something like that. I thought I was just joking because you're still much younger than me.
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Re: Chinamals or Chanimals?
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2020, 07:18:30 PM »
Urgh! I even used it myself! http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=35.msg1181#msg1181

My poor memory!  :-[


  :)) Ha, ha! And you're not even 40, are you?

This year. And Alzheimers runs in my family, it's the reason @bugsnapz no longer posts here. :(

  :-[  Oh sorry, I wasn't thinking of something like that. I thought I was just joking because you're still much younger than me.

It's fine, I realised it was a joke, I didn't mean to turn it all serious! :)


 



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