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Kommentare Certain Figure Listings Are MIA ? Chinese Figure Discussion .

  • Just my small opinion:

    I'd rather that MFC had a rule for "Asian origin" companies, than "Figures from Japanese series or Figures by Japanese manufacturers"

    It feels a little... strange to allow certain companies just because they have 1 figure of Japanese origin on the site, or allow a figure from a Western IP just because it was made by a Japanese company, but then totally exclude figures by other Asian figure companies.

    I get it to some degree though, but it still feels weird when you have such a huge amount of figures from Western IP's, Star Wars, Marvel, etc, and non of them have any relation at all to the anime figure style, or any other Japanese figure style, but then exclude figures from Myethos as an example, who fit seamlessly into the "anime" style, just because they aren't specifically Japanese.
    It'd make more sense to exclude Western IP's, I think.
    View spoilerHide spoiler(I guess it's also bc most figures are Made in China anyway, so it always feels a little weird... but that's just me.)
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    This could all be appeased if an exception list were created for Chinese manufacturers. You could even mandate that a poll be run and set a minimum number of votes a manufacturer needs for approval to the exception list. That would weed out lesser known garage kit manufacturers and Western brands, whilst probably getting broad approval for companies like Myethos and Hobbymax to get full representation here.

    Side benefit, you might get more engagement by the community of this website! Maybe?
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    So, long story short when this website was founded “figure collecting” still retained the notion of Japanese figurines, which this site was originally for. Collecting of scales of school girls. And robots. And school girls with robots (looking at you Transformers. You know what you did). Western characters and characters from Chinese-origin series is relatively new. So now why don’t we just add everything and everyone? Well for starters have you seen the backlog of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, He-Man, Citadel Miniatures, and My Little Pony figures? Could you imagine having to catalog each and every one of them? I mean fucking hell, Zoids is a Japanese series and we don’t even have all of them and their ten trillion variants in the database! Secondly, and this is the important one, the idea of more Western lines here is pointless. If you want to look at all the G.I. Joe figures are ever released and their variants you go here. Now if we were to say allow every single G.I. Joe figure into the database because we actually have some companies that make them (Koto for example) and someone took the time to painstakingly add every single one to the database then congrats that was a lot of work for nothing because hardcore G.I. Joe collectors and hardcore school girl collectors generally don’t overlap (with myself and a few others being an exception). Basically, there are already databases out there for other brands. We have the database for our own.

    Now for Chinese IPs and figures... that’s more of a grey area. They’re not producing them on the scale of say Hasbro and are more on par with Japanese figure companies. Not to mention, as someone else pointed out, there is even debates if Chinese IPs done by GSC under their Shanghai offices (brand? Line?) should be allowed. IMO I’d say let them but I can easily see the reasons why people would be for it (we can finally let Stardust in and not have people put up her entry every five minutes) and those against it (if we let Chinese figures in at which point does the original “figure” meaning become lost). Course I am an insignificant person who just screams at the wall so my opinion on the matter really doesn’t matter.
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    I was thinking about making an article about this in light of Shanghai Wonfes, but figured that BLOG #42832 went down a little too recently. Still, if someone is asking my opinion...

    Just to preface, I understand why the rules are the way they are and I'm not going to suddenly stop being grateful for such an amazing resource as MFC. But I wonder if there's some kind of compromise we can make? For example, allowing in Chinese manufacturers and continuing to bar western figures. It just seems to me that the industry is evolving in such a way that China is becoming a major participant in the Japanese figure market, and I do think moderators are increasingly having their hands full trying to weed out Chinese entries made by people who don't know any better. (Though that's just my outside view.)

    It would definitely take a lot of effort and organization to add Chinese stuff, but on the flip side, I'd be willing to put my money where my mouth is an volunteer my time if that would help.
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    Rajke Ca Fanatic
    There is an additional rule about garage kits:
    MFC_FAQGarage Kits must have a Circle listed and confirmed sales at an event or mailorder.
    Unknown will not be accepted as a Manufacturer.
    If adding an event, ensure it is added in full eg. Wonder Festival, Comic Market (see also 'Event' options).

    I think it is to prevent unlicensed garage kits added in the database. If i remember correctly there is also a rule about a minimum quantity that has to be on sale. I could be wrong about that rule.
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    Try this MFG club CLUB #1729
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    To those who know what they're talking about/mods,
    I wanna latch onto this and also ask, why aren't Chinese sculpted garage kits of Japanese anime characters allowed? I understand the want for an event the kit was sold at (which is what bars almost all of them.) But pvcs don't also have to conform to this standard? Some japanese sculpted anime character kits are released only via mail order. Should they be removed from the database too?

    Thanks!
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    FenrirSnowcloakVor 1 Jahr#61413302Very interesting ! I am a bit new to the site , I had no idea how against Chinese-based products the site seems to be - despite feeling comfortable releasing American licensed products (such as the Kotobukiya Horror Bishoujo series) . Very interesting , and the link to Kakka was very informative . Thank you so much for the feedback !

    I suggest you read the rules and guidelines section. This site is not against products of any specific nationality. It just does not allow items from either non-japanese origins or non-japanese manufacturers.

    F. ex.: If a chinese manufacturer produces a figure of a character from a japanese show, it could be added to the database. Same goes for a character from a chinese show made by a japanese company.

    A figure of chinese origin both in regards to show and maker would not be allowed.

    Kotobukiya is a japanese company. That's why their Marvel stuff is on here. Hot Toys produces Marvel products as well, yet those are not listed here since HT is a chinese company. They have made stuff with a japanese origin (I think), these should be on MFC.
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    monkryVor 1 Jahr#61412349So is the second one, chinese origin from chinese manufacturers, according to this article
    www.nekomagic.c...
    I hope the database would allow all these anime-looks(?) figures, tho I understand why it isn't allowed. Or at least anything from east asia origin (since these countries have similar art style, but that's even a more blur line). Anyway this is something that has been debated over and over again, even more so lately with how Chinese contents (game, donghua, manhua, etc) and figure companies are raising (to the point it's questioned whether GSC Shanghai should be allowed or not).

    Very interesting ! I am a bit new to the site , I had no idea how against Chinese-based products the site seems to be - despite feeling comfortable releasing American licensed products (such as the Kotobukiya Horror Bishoujo series) . Very interesting , and the link to Kakka was very informative . Thank you so much for the feedback !
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    MirunaVor 1 Jahr#61410581Regarding the first figure you mentioned it is of Chinese origin and was therefore removed.

    So is the second one, chinese origin from chinese manufacturers, according to this article
    www.nekomagic.c...

    I hope the database would allow all these anime-looks(?) figures, tho I understand why it isn't allowed. Or at least anything from east asia origin (since these countries have similar art style, but that's even a more blur line). Anyway this is something that has been debated over and over again, even more so lately with how chinese contents (game, donghua, manhua, etc) and figure companies are raising (to the point it's questioned whether GSC Shanghai should be allowed or not).
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