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  • jazzydan angel

    jazzydan

    499 646 2538

    6 years ago

    Should there be a differentiation between vinyl and japanese vinyl?

  • jenX

    jenX

    417 30 658

    6 years ago

    No, I don't think so.

  • kittykittymeow666

    kittykittymeow666

    10 183 628

    6 years ago

    i thought it was called 'sofubi'?

  • AgentRavage

    AgentRavage

    404 139 55

    6 years ago

    There definitely is quality wise :P

  • Lowbrownie

    Lowbrownie

    241 379 84

    6 years ago

    I think the differentiation between vinyl and Japanese vinyl is just fine. It's easier for people who want to search for a specific type of figure and in my opinion it can be considered a different material: it's not just usually lighter, glossier and has more details, but the manufacturing process and even the ingredients vary slightly (Jap vinyl is unhealthier, yay).

    The only thing one could merge would be Japanese vinyl, soft vinyl and sofubi, which is basically the same (but would be kind of a lot of work and I don't know if it would make sense to do so).

  • jazzydan angel

    jazzydan

    499 646 2538

    6 years ago

    I'm happy with the above classification if everyone agrees. Could take a lot of tag updating though :)

  • ToyPunkJan angel

    ToyPunkJan

    1882 1896 2108

    6 years ago

    Yes, I agree with LB. There certainly is a difference. Take one of your Dunnys in one hand and one of your Pocket Mummy Boys in the other. No comparison. Japan stuff has the feeling. Dunnys seem "dead".
    Why else would an esteemed company like S7 choose to have their toys entirely produced in Japan?
    Obviously there is a difference. But LB is right, Japanese vinyl, soft vinyl and sofubi is more or less the same.


    Actually you'll find Japanese and Sofubi under "Type" tag as well.


    I suggest we keep one entry for Type: Sofubi.
    And one entry for material: Soft Vinyl.

    That way we have both

    Just one thing; we mods have to keep our eyes peeled when new uploads are coming in. But it isn't that a big thing.

    (OK, I see Dan was faster, than I was :) )

  • Shankweather angel

    Shankweather

    430 4 822

    6 years ago

    I don't think sofubi is a type. Sofubi just means "soft vinyl." I think a Mummy Boy is just a designer toy. I think the material should be sofubi and the type should be whatever is appropriate, usually designer toy or kaiju.

  • ToyPunkJan angel

    ToyPunkJan

    1882 1896 2108

    6 years ago

    I think Shank actually nailed it pretty precise here...

    Certainly there's a difference between designer toys and kaijus.

    Everybody happy?

  • Shankweather angel

    Shankweather

    430 4 822

    6 years ago

    If you google the name of the toy and a bunch of stills from old Japanese movies show up, it's a kaiju.

  • ToyPunkJan angel

    ToyPunkJan

    1882 1896 2108

    6 years ago

    Err.. but aren't they called "sofvi" now...? Maybe we should reconsider the whole thing?? ;O/

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    I think the type should be removed all together or just a ‘family’ term: vinyl/plush/resin/3D printed

    As so many designers/stores/collectors are referring to Japanese made vinyl as Sofubi now, I think the material for all should be changed to sofubi.... then again, it might all be called 'Super Flexible Magical Plastic' next year so you'll have to change it all over again.

    Sofvi/sofubi/japanese vinyl = all the same thing. You can get soft vinyl out of China though.

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