Cchavez77 wrote: mmmrice wrote: wash2366 wrote:
From what I've heard, Funko started moving production to Vietnam right after Tariff Wars were introduced. I like the over all quality of the pops made in Vietnam anyways.
Have you really been able to tell the difference?
Maybe he just means in comparison, like newer pops with older ones.
I can tell the difference actually. My wife is an OOB collector and picky as hell--Virgo thing she says. The parts where you have to actually hand paint details is where you will tell the difference. Because she is an OOB collector she looks for paint defects and more often than not they are made in China.
Plus, the China factory packages "box damaged pops". Their quality assurance is not on par with Vietnam production. Cant tell you how many times I've been at HQ during a release and I have gotten a ripped box in a sorter--straight from a China factory.
(But I'm biased. So take my opinion with a grain of salt.)