My clowder of flocked cats just got some new additions thanks to the wonderful MariaDavidova from the SF forum, who helped collectors in other countries to buy the Village Story figures, which can only be found in Russia.
And before I continue with the post, I must apologize for the quality of these photos. I am no longer in my dorm room with the window by my dresser, so I need to come up with a good space to take pictures at home.
The family names are Greycat and Redcat (found here), and I honestly can't think of anything better, so they will stay. I still need to think of first names for all but the Greycat parents, who are Mark and Stephanie.
The Greycats seem inspired by a cross between the Harveys and Fishers. Their markings are more blocky, and the stripes don't continue towards the back of the head.
VS seems like the closest alternate brand of flocked toys to SF, but they can't quite share clothes. VS bodies are just a bit smaller, and their clothes fit them pretty snug to begin with. The quality of the clothes is good, though, and they blend seamlessly (haha) with the style of SF clothes.
I also recently bought the Solitaire cat family, who are my first TOMY family. They did not come in their original clothes, but they did come with vintage clothes (with snaps!) and were in nearly perfect condition.
How do other figures fit into this lineup? Like this:
Overall, the VS figures have a body shape similar to TOMY SF, with the close feet and curved-in arms, and smaller head. But their bodies are a bit taller.
I think I've rambled enough. Well, I'm very excited about my new purchases, what can I say? Hopefully I will be able to take the new cats out for their family photos this weekend. (I have a lot of photos to upload as well.)