This subject has been touched-upon by some General Discussion threads lately, but I'd like to explore the subject in a more generalized, mature debate. If a company* were to begin mass-producing a BJD, or marketing a new BJD as an affordable toy product rather than an artist-made collectible, do you think it would have a negative or positive impact on the hobby in general? Why or how? *By "company", I am referring to any company, whether Asian or Western. The hypothetical company could be new or established, or (most likely, imo) an established doll/toy company that has specialized in other products before, but is new to BJDs and trying to expand into the ABJD market. Examples mentioned in previous topics: - Mass-produced BJDs would have to be made differently, and likely out of less-expensive vinyl to make a larger production rate and lower cost feasible. Would the difference in materials and mechanics influence public opinion of strung resin ABJDs? Why is that positive or negative? - Would a more affordable, easily-available BJD or BJD-style doll help to introduce more people to BJDs as a "beginner's BJD"? Is this a good or a bad thing? - Would an Asian-aesthetic BJD made on a larger production scale harm the business of current small ABJD companies? Why or why not? Please refrain from singling out any particular off-topic dolls currently produced, especially just posting personal opinions. I hope that this debate can be a productive, intelligent discussion regarding the issues and implications of a mass-market BJD as a whole, rather than a personal "like/dislike" poll of off-topic dolls. Mods, if this is touching on a sensitive/rehashed topic or you feel it is needed, please move or delete as necessary.