Re: Funko Sofubi?!?!? It's more about these figures being the toy equivalent of artists selling fan art at conventions. They appeal to the lowest common denominator of toy collectors. However just like fan art, there's ways of doing it with integrity and ways of doing it where it's purely cashing in on the latest trend in Marvel movies/Adventure Time/etc. I think there's real integrity in the first release of the alien ReAction figures because there's history and a story behind why the figures were released after years of being on the shelf. The original "story" behind Hikari is that they were genuine Japanese vinyl which we all know is a false claim. That's pretty annoying, even to somebody that has no interest in buying them. And that's more of an issue with cashing in of the current Japanese Vinyl/Sofubi craze and claiming they were joining the scene only to be found out using a cheaper method while trying to claim otherwise.. I have no problems buying Chinese vinyl, German vinyl, PVC whatever as long as the toy is interesting has some personality in the sculpt. I think bringing up vintage Godzilla/Ultraman figures in defense of the Hikari line is a bit of a cop-out - it's a completely different world now in regards to licensed figures etc. The market is flooded now with licensed toys (how many companies are making TMNT figures at the moment?) whereas back then Bullmark/Marusan were doing justice to the property and genuinely wanted to make a quality product.