Frequently Asked Questions

We are updating our FAQ as we go. Don't see your question? Contact us at [email protected]

Currently known Issues

Editing "added variations" after submitting
We ran into a few requests, that users would like to be able to edit their submissions again while they are still pending and waiting for approval. This includes turning images or editing info that might have been forgotten if the "click finger" was too hasty. Currently you can rest assured that we review every submission carefully and mostly erase mistakes. If you want to edit your submission simply wait until it was approved and then use the "suggestion feature" or upload images you might have forgotten directly to the now existing variation.

Number Count in "My Profile"
We are aware that some collectors want to set their own number count to match "when their collection" is complete in their own eyes. (And not see xx variations left to collect). Naturally, every collector has his/her own collecting goals so this might be quite the challenge. We'll put our heads together for this one soon.

How are the production estimates established?

As one can imagine it can be a real challenge to find factual evidence in many cases, therefore we give a rough estimate. When hard evidence is found the estimate is either adjusted or an exact amount is entered. Of course we cannot know everything so we promote our community to help us out and use the suggestion feature if you have the feeling we are off.

For the estimates we generally perform several measures of research to ensure they are reasonably realistic including:

How do you calculate the rarity score?

The rarity score on our website is unique in many ways, it is NOT just a number we punch in. Rather there is an algorithmic system behind it taking into account many parameters that determine rarity to make it as accurate as anyhow possible. The exact composition is a secret but we’ll give you some more insights below.

When making it we asked ourselves the following question: “What actually makes a variation rare?”. Next to the obvious ones like “How many were made?” and “Was it limited to a specific location?” we also asked more in depth questions. In the end we pinned down 5 overall "Meta-Categories". Each category represents a number of "Sub-Categories" that make up its entirety.

The Meta-Categories are: