I think a lot of the problem is people think of Vocaloid as like its all summed up by one part of what Vocaloid is. And many still don't know miku's left Vocaloid and still think of her as THE Vocaloid. Even though she no longer is. But you simply CAN be this uninformed or otu of the loop easily in the Vocaloid fandom.
Someone who only knows Vocaloid via songs, won't have the same impressions as someone who knows only the Project Diva games, or only knows the existence of the CFM vocaloids.
So when it comes to topics like this and the reason the same question comes up, is basically, everyone who comes into the discussion part of the fandom has no idea what is happening and wants to know what everyone is thinking. So they ask the samequestions to get the answers they want to hear or know.
Its like the worlds longest queue for a supermarket and as one customer leaves another is added to the queue.
Well, I'm gpoing to say it; a lot of people have brown hair, in fact... Its more common then blond and blue hair isn't a natural hair colour. In fact 90% have black or brown hair.
In addition the haircut isn't that out of the ordinary, its actually fairly common.
Don't forget Meiko was made from day 1 to be "any girl", her voice wasn't made to stand out (a thing CFM changed when they made their first vocaloid Miku). Yamaha just wanted this average nothing-thrilling pair of vocals and even in terms of design, the hairstyle is pretty achievable.
Next we get to eyes and again, the majority of people have brown eyes, according to google 55-79% of the population (I'm guessing it depends on what precisely we count as "brown").
So yeah, its very easy to look like Meiko I guess.
Basically, Vocaloid has no canon, but individiual vocaloids do sometimes have them, CFM advertises them as "twins" but... "Twins" doesn't refer to "siblings", it refers to the fact their "two of a kind". Canon means different things to individual Vocaloids and studios but in a nutshelel with CFMs; its just a starting point, a guide, etc.
producers make up whatever they want for a song. Miku's been a seducative villian, a inocent virgin, and the Kagamins have been lovers, siblings, clones, etc.
Coffeiix is right this is the most talked about subject of the kagamines and for most Vocalodi fans, it can get tiredsome. I think this is not so bad because, your asking, but the important thing to remember is songs, have no canon at all except their own and are just songs made using the voicebanks.
The problem is we've had so many of these over time and the reputation of recolours is also linked to older derivites.
Its not much fun... its "okay, you did that..." O.o
Whereas something like a artwork we can go "wow" or "may I make a small suggestion...", etc.
Thats the thing.. Recolours are pretty crappy since the original characters normally have a lot of thought behind their characters, design intention, etc.
This is like, not much effort to call work.
If it was my opinion; Kaito, we have so many female vocals and most of CFM's vocals no longe are special. Meiko and the Kagamines are nothing special anymore and are common vocal types, meanwhile theres just better vocalists in every way at singing then Miku, and Luka's V4x wasn't anything special, despite what Luka fans claim. As a male vocal, Kaito doesn't have many rivals and opposing vocals to challenge him, so, he just ends up being the best as a singer.
If is based on technicalities... Miku V4x is about the best package you can get in terms of Japanese CFM voicebanks... And with both English and Chinese, its kidna a no-win situation. The weakest bit of Miku is the laughable Miku NT release, I'm thinking Miku should have stuck to Vocaloid and not left. At this rate CFM would be better turning for V6 or V7.
I feel these polls aren't particularly anything speical, we've discuss CFM to death and their no longer with Vocaloid so... unless they return, there will in 15 years time or so be a era where non-Voclaoid CFM vocals overtake Vocaloid CFM vocals.
This is... just lazy editing.... =_=
@Cardcaptor sakura fan their done in chibi style. Which either does or doesn't appeal to people. (edit: chibi style doesn't appeal to me at all, I prefer the look of the Dollfie's and figmas) O.o
They can be fragile, you will have to keep them out of the reach of your siblings. They simply do not tolerate play at all, they are tough enough to pose and thats about it. You also have to assemble them to begin with. The main issue with the Vocaloid dolls is watching for replacable parts, some can be re-bought from the company like the body types (they often sell replacement parts in the correct colours)... others like the eyes are unique to the doll and to put it bluntly... you can't replace those if they break or get lost.
They literally are made to be a expensive display piece, and thats fine if your into that thing. I think after Figma models, their likely the most notable display thing for a Vocaloid fan to collect, and based on whats been said, figmas are a lot more fragile. The main thing is, you can't handle these dolls with your bare hands too much, and its best to handle them with cotton gloves on, you can leave smudges on the doll. While I was writng tyhat article I was actually talking to someone who in another fandom (forget which one) who told me a lot of things to note on the page. Their kind of intended more for older teens and adults. Their super good quality and super posiable though, and the person I was talking with at the time, did rate them. But they do need a lot of care if you're being serious about them. ^_^'
In terms of Vocaloid, the only other dolls like this are the Pullip dolls
Their a lot easier to re-dress if you wish to change the outfits later since the dolls are pretty much the same within any range. Miku, Meiko and Luka all can wear each others clothes, whereas the Dollfie dolls... Miku, Snow Miku and Sakara Miku can wear each others clothes, but Luka may not be able to wear theirs due to having a bigger bust. And forget the Kagamines.
These kinda of dolls also have the same thing that their collectors and likewise you do need special care, but their not as extreme. Dollie Dream dolls are ranked better though overall.
The V2 Miku has a broken shoulder area.
The V3 and V4 vocals at least aren't broken.
To be honest, you can't do much with them. O.o
They might be out of print, so e-bay?
Their Korean and their Dolfie Dolls
They need a lot of special care, their display dolls only and once you have them they kind need a lot of special attention given to them. Their expensive. The good news is their collectiables and can have any number of parts attached and changed so long as their in the range.
In English, all yellow hair is "blond". ITs not wrong to say either but its more "English language" to say "blond". ITs the same for red hair, "ginger" is correct for all forms of red hair.
I don't like their work... O.o
So for me... Nah.... Its not that addictive.
Kaito had the Shion family and its many Kaito clones.
To be hoenst most were lazy recolours.
Not many derivites get made anymore due to how things are these days.
But back there, there was 6 voices at one point only in japanese.
You guys don't need to celebrate every releas,e just the first... ^_^'
Vaocalina wasn't that popular and neither was the wiki. It had 2 articles. Fandom deletes such wikis after a while.
My favourite vocaloid. :-3
*muffle, muffle, muffle muffle HAPPY BIRTHDAY, muffle, muffle, muffle*
BRS was spun off the Vocaloid fandom.
Its generally fine to talk about non-Vocaloid things here, but... Theres less chance of anyone responding.