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KanoKanoIl y a 8 ans
Have you guys ever wondered whether figure companies, particularly the big names like GSC and all of its little babies, Kotobukiya, Alter, etc know about this site? If they're big enough to have english speaking staff I guess such as Mikatan, Meiri or having associates such as Danny Choo.

It would be really neat way to keep track of consumer demand from the international fanbase. Keeping frequent watch over complaints, demands and even things like seeing our "Items on Fire" to tell them what is popular in the market.

Though they'd probably be more concerned with a Japanese version of MFC I guess haha.

Still it would be kind of cool if they had some sort of inkling that we existed, kind of like MFC's partners.
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It would be interesting to know what percentage of the overall figure market is composed of international sales. I'm sure the marketing departments of the major players are monitoring international sales to some degree, but take into consideration the small niche that MFC is in. It's likely we're a tiny blip on their radar screen if we show up at all. The retail supporters of this site undoubtedly are receiving new customers through it (I learned about them from this site) so in time their return on their investment here will grow if the hobby maintains it's popularity. Even so, they must cater to the home market especially with tough times. I think they're pretty in tune, as the new releases seem to be quickly preordered and soldout upon release. For a manufacturer, that's ideal.
Il y a 8 ans
FuukoMikatan doesn't speak English, just a wee note :) Her English blog is done by a translator.

Oh really? I was always under the impression she wrote the english in her english blog as well. Surprise there.

AlphaUltimaWhatever dedication we have here is tenfold in japan. It is the motherland after all.
Just be glad gsc has a site for intl orders.


lol it's not like I'm ungrateful for what we have now and nothing in my post (not intentionally anyway) was meant to hint at that. I'm just speculating how much "publicity" this site has and whether it's possible we have company member lurkers here. Because it would be really cool, even if it was just one person.

sillyker0nian*cough* Actually, kiking is here at MFC - KIKING. He last logged in looks like a week ago.

he's a new sculptor for GSC and he did this: ITEM #80601

Only problem? His English is just picking up so he's not fluent like us. But, he does know enough to pass by.

Mikatan doesn't know a lot, hence probably why she doesn't answer any English e-mails or English Twitter messages. Meiri definitely knows English well, but, I don't think he's (?) high up on the food chain as it were. And, heck, I haven't seen Danny post any responses to anyone outside Figure.Fm or his own website.

And, yes, we actually have 12 different languages you can choose from for the site. But, yeah, they might want to concern themselves with a Japanese-based site like ours. Who knows, though?

But, we're out there with Kiking being a member here. Maybe someday they'll realize we're here and decide to use us to their advantage. Listen to people, talk to people about complaints, etc.


Kiking? The guy that did Knight Miku :O. Oh apparently he did the Cheerful as well. Wow, I don't care if he's not fluent. He's a great rising sculptor. Already have a lot of respect for his works.

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Well maybe in the future, if this site continues to grow we could prospect to have some form of communication with such companies. Take advantage of your international market. Yay for globalization. :D
Il y a 8 ans
sillyker0nian アメージングコレクター
*cough* Actually, kiking is here at MFC - KIKING. He last logged in looks like a week ago.

he's a new sculptor for GSC and he did this: ITEM #80601

Only problem? His English is just picking up so he's not fluent like us. But, he does know enough to pass by.

Mikatan doesn't know a lot, hence probably why she doesn't answer any English e-mails or English Twitter messages. Meiri definitely knows English well, but, I don't think he's (?) high up on the food chain as it were. And, heck, I haven't seen Danny post any responses to anyone outside Figure.Fm or his own website.

And, yes, we actually have 12 different languages you can choose from for the site. But, yeah, they might want to concern themselves with a Japanese-based site like ours. Who knows, though?

But, we're out there with Kiking being a member here. Maybe someday they'll realize we're here and decide to use us to their advantage. Listen to people, talk to people about complaints, etc.
Il y a 8 ans
Whatever dedication we have here is tenfold in japan. It is the motherland after all.
Just be glad gsc has a site for intl orders.
Il y a 8 ans
Mikatan doesn't speak English, just a wee note :) Her English blog is done by a translator.
Il y a 8 ans
Jenthehen Otaku at Law
I doubt they would care. There seem to be a lot of much bigger websites and blogs in Japanese regarding figures. I'm assuming they sell a lot more to Japan than the rest of the world. I think I found this site looking for bootleg photos. It's definitely a big and popular site in English.
Il y a 8 ans
It would be great if they knew about MFC but I doubt it would do anything(in fact I bet at least one person from one of those companies probably know about MFC but probably doesn't think much of it ^^;; )

Though if someone drop a note to them who knows? Maybe they would like the site and want to do something special for it. *shrugs*
Il y a 8 ans
Raithos Stagnant
Well I was referred here by a friend, who hasn't logged in for 8 months, lol.
I like MFC as it is now, it's like my own little figure collection online. (pun intended)
Which...is exactly what it is...
But you know what I mean, lol. I like it just fine, and wouldn't want an influx of popularity bringing with it the hipsters and wannabes and know it alls anyway ^^
BUT it would be cool to partner up with them or something to that effect? Maybe have direct links to their sites or something.
Il y a 8 ans
MFC is run by an asocial manic-depressive person. It doesn't help...
Il y a 8 ans
Not sure, but how nice that would be. "HEY GSC, PAINT MADOKAMI ALREADY :3!" or "Do more male figures!".

I wonder too, can't really tell how well known MFC is either. I'm not actually sure how I found this site in the first place anymore, but it wasn't through word of mouth.
Il y a 8 ans
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