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PrincipaleArticoliArticolo #42832

Japanese Manufacturing Only?Japanese Manufacturing Only?

So, one of the rules I find odd is the rule that all entries must only be made by Japanese companies. Considering it’s called “My Figure Collection” and not “My Japanese Figure Collection” I just find this really odd. I know some Japanese companies make figures of things like Marvel characters, but does anyone have any reason as to why non Japanese companies can’t have their figures on this site? Seeing as it’s for figures and Japan isn’t the only country that has companies that make authentic figures.

EDIT: Seeing the discussion on this post has been really cool and eye opening, but at the same time I’ve had my question answered and given reasons for why this site is the way it is. If you’d like me to Mark this as “solved”, let me know, but if it’s allowed, I can also keep this up for discussion purposes. Whether you comment or DM me is fine.
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37pt
It's just the rules of the website. Just because the name doesn't specify "Japanese Figure" in the title doesn't mean all types of figures should be accepted. It's totally fine that this site only accepts those types of figures.

Could you imagine the hundred of thousands of new entries if suddenly all figures (Western, Chinese, and others) companies, characters and items were allowed? MFC is a nice niche for Japanese characters and companies with a nice sprinkle of western media (since it's made by a Japanese company).

Yeah, I have a lot of statues and things that will never be added on here, but that doesn't take them away from me owning them just because I cant add it to the database, does it?
26 giorno/i fa
17pt
mintbunny The Geeky Bunny
Non Japanese companies have stuff here if it has a Japanese origin like Sailor Moon Pop figures.

I’ve said it a million times, this site has to have rules. Opening a floodgate would be an understatement if they decided to let people add western collectibles, which would create tons of arguments the mods don’t want to deal with. Hell 2 years ago I think they decided goods could not have western origins (which they should add to the FAQ). And also, a bunch of people asked if anyone wanted to start a western version of MFC. There was little interest.
26 giorno/i fa
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3pt
Free_Phi (26 giorno/i fa) #59856880That doesn't mean the rule can't be better tailored. It should be pointed out that Myethos figures are designated as "For Sale in Japan Only." There's no reason The Rule can't be amended to add something like, "...or those designated for exclusive distribution in Japan"
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Well aren't Power Rangers eligible anyway due to Japanese character origin?
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I partially like the idea of Japanese-exclusive releases, but personally don't want an expanding mishmash of stuff and imagine future newbies will still get confused and try to add even more non-Japanese series/manufacturer/release items, which means even more alerts and hassle for volunteer editors.

Super Sentai is allowed. Power Rangers is an American adaptation, so it's no longer Japanese and thus not allowed. Like Powerpuff Girls is not allowed but its Japanese adaptation Demashita Powerpuff Girls Z is.

I like non-Japanese stuff too but would rather have a separate focused site and avoid further divides/clashes in the community.

Don't forget costs to maintain the site :')
25 giorno/i fa
6pt
Free_Phi (25 giorno/i fa) #59897254That's not reasoning. That's just defending the status quo for fear of change, even though there's no benefit to it.
You've contributed nothing to this conversation.
If the curators of WonFes can open up to Chinese figures that are distributed by Japanese companies, there's no reason Mfc can't. It's not like some reactionary element screeched, If we let Myethos into WonFes, then we'll have to let in Hasbro & Playmates, too!
The world of bishoujo is changing, and Mfc should change with it. Prohibiting users from adding the lovely Chinese figures that are the state of the art at present is only a loss, and serves no rational benefit.
In fact, I have no doubt that the admins, mods, and --most importantly--SPONSORS will eventually prevail to let in the outcasts, out of love for the artform, as well as economic incentives.
I am happy to be a part of that change, not a stubborn reactionary.
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The sole fact of you not agreeing with my opinion doesn't make it invalid nor does it mean that I "haven't contributed anything to this conversation". If you want "Chinese bishoujo figures" in the database, then go for it, push for it. I'm all for people expressing their opinions even if I don't agree with them or my opinions aren't respected back. I already said I'm having a bad day and don't want to debate with you. I politely asked you to stop. Please do not quote me again.
25 giorno/i fa
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Free_Phi Meta-Sentient Cyber-Imp
lifewithfigures (25 giorno/i fa) #59897098MFC exists for goods that are either Japanese manufacture or Japanese origin and I just personally don't believe that the site should have to bend and change the rules.... That's it.
That's not reasoning. That's just defending the status quo for fear of change, even though there's no benefit to it.
You've contributed nothing to this conversation.

If the curators of WonFes can open up to Chinese figures that are distributed by Japanese companies, there's no reason Mfc can't. It's not like some reactionary element screeched, If we let Myethos into WonFes, then we'll have to let in Hasbro & Playmates, too!
The world of bishoujo is changing, and Mfc should change with it. Prohibiting users from adding the lovely Chinese figures that are the state of the art at present is only a loss, and serves no rational benefit.
In fact, I have no doubt that the admins, mods, and --most importantly--SPONSORS will eventually prevail to let in the outcasts, out of love for the artform, as well as economic incentives.
I am happy to be a part of that change, not a stubborn reactionary.
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25 giorno/i fa
3pt
Free_Phi (25 giorno/i fa) #59888874Why do you want Chinese bishoujo figures excluded from the database?
You're acting like I have something against "Chinese bishoujo figures". I think Myethos has beautiful figures and I've considering owning some of them. I adore the figure they have of the Vocaloid Stardust, for example. However, MFC exists for goods that are either Japanese manufacture or Japanese origin and I just personally don't believe that the site should have to bend and change the rules when there are other collecting sites out there that don't specifically focus on what MFC does. That's it. I'm having a shitty day and I really don't want to debate with you, so please let it be. I respect your right to your opinion and I hope you respect my right to mine.
25 giorno/i fa
4pt
XRaptor7 (25 giorno/i fa) #59878647Is that where the J in the FJ in the logo comes from
old joke but oh well


Reference:

ugendo (9 mese/i fa) #40444602It's poorly designed but so are most of the design choices on here.
Edit: I posted this as a separate comment but figured it should be at the top so, here's Kuma's explanation:
http://i65.tinypic.com/4hfgra.jpg


r/CrappyDesign material.
25 giorno/i fa
3pt
mintbunny The Geeky Bunny
vhs (25 giorno/i fa) #59894082i never knew it had to be from a japanese company until now, i assumed that the product had to be made by a jp company and/or be from jp media. i also find it interesting that chinese companies aren't allowed but there's a whole tag dedicated to non-jp companys (most located in the U.S. or UK afaik)

Any company, American, Chinese, European, whatever, is allowed if the figure is of a Japanese origin. Myethos has 6 figures in the database because the character is from a Japanese media.
25 giorno/i fa
3pt
i never knew it had to be from a japanese company until now, i assumed that the product had to be made by a jp company and/or be from jp media. i also find it interesting that chinese companies aren't allowed but there's a whole tag dedicated to non-jp companys (most located in the U.S. or UK afaik)
25 giorno/i fa
1pt
Free_Phi Meta-Sentient Cyber-Imp
lifewithfigures (25 giorno/i fa) #59887574You want the rules to change and I don't. Simple as that.
Why do you want Chinese bishoujo figures excluded from the database?
25 giorno/i fa
2pt
Free_Phi (25 giorno/i fa) #59887061My point is not that Myethos, Actoys and Hobbymax should be allowed to break the rules. It’s that the rule should be amended to encompass them. And that can be done without encompassing GI Joe.

No you actually don’t get it. “It is what is is,” NOW, but “it” can be changed. There’s nothing sacred about the Ancient Rule of Tsuki Board’s Origin...


Actually, I do get it. We have different opinions. You want the rules to change and I don't. Simple as that. I have a right to my opinion just as much as you have a right to yours and that's cool.
25 giorno/i fa
1pt
Free_Phi Meta-Sentient Cyber-Imp
lifewithfigures (25 giorno/i fa) #59886386Mods and admin have stated in the past that one of the reasons things like Myethos figures haven't been allowed in the database is because they would be breaking the rule and then people would argue that the rule has been broken once...
My point is not that Myethos, Actoys and Hobbymax should be allowed to break the rules. It’s that the rule should be amended to encompass them. And that can be done without encompassing GI Joe.

lifewithfigures (25 giorno/i fa) #59886386I get it, but sometimes it just is what it is.
No you actually don’t get it. “It is what is is,” NOW, but “it” can be changed. There’s nothing sacred about the Ancient Rule of Tsuki Board’s Origin...
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