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Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)
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BarbedDragon
G3 Prototype Pony


Joined: Aug 10, 2007
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Hey folks! Us here at BarbedDragon Ranch in eastern Tenneeeeeesee got plum curious today (and bored) after sitting around nursing a bum knee and decided to take apart that manky Ol' Pretty Pony thats been sitting around forever and give her a sprucin up.

She was pried apart as carefully as possible with some metal clay tools (Flat head screwdriver would have worked too, just didn't have one)

SO here's what she looks like inside.....(children avert your eyes)
and%20here's%20that%20pesky%20little%20spring%20which%20you%20can%20see%20attached%20correctly%20in%20the%20first/last%20pics.%20 The%20other%20thing%20to%20fix%20them%20(Both%20ears%20wiggle,%20one%20eye%20blinks,%20and%20the%20tail%20swishes)%20is%20when%20you%20put%20them%20back%20together%20make%20sure%20you%20place%20the%20ear%20PADDLES%20back%20inbewteen%20the%20paddle%20tines---Like%20so---on%20both%20sides.%20Its%20harder%20than%20it%20looks%20believe%20me.%20 The%20tail%20hair%20loop%20goes%20between%20the%20white%20hair%20tines%20as%20well.%20

Hope that helps anyone that wants to fix theirs, tho I do reccomend to be prepared to fix cracks and fractures, or know how to sculpt/repair them Its easier if they are a little warm, but sometimes that makes the plastic tear easier (not a good thing) so be careful!!!

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Joined: Sep 04, 2006
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Very cool :-)

But mostly I just wanted to say- I love your sig. :-)

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emery
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Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Whoa, thanks for the discection pics. I always wondered what went on inside there!

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ginaiam
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Cool this post should be saved somewheres.. Maybe people will want to repair theres.

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BlackberryPie
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Oh wow. This thread is awesome. Happy

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BarbedDragon
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Oh and she has nooo braaains! Must have been eaten by a zombie pony.....

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Very neat! Thanks for taking pics, I have always wondered what they looked like inside and how they worked exactly. Smile

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seikatsubei
Blue Blaze Irregular Pony


Joined: Sep 16, 2007
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Location: Oregon, US

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Yes! I'll definately be saving that pic! It means that if I ever found one that didn't work, I might be able to fix it, or :gasp: customize one!!!! On Fire

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dinobuzz
Rapunzel Pony


Joined: May 21, 2007
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Does anyone know how to replace the eyelashes? My REALLY faded/discolored pink My Pretty Pony has had hers cut off mostly.... Crazy
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shellebelle
Spain Piggy Pony


Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Umm. I'm going to add a link to this into the cleaning tutorial/links thread that is stuck at the top of the corral... I finally just bought a Pretty Pony and haven't recieved her yet, but when I do get her I'm pretty certain she'll probably need to be disected as well.

Btw... Does anyone know if their hair is just the same as regular MLP hair? I've seen lots of these old girls with bad cases of the frizzies, and would seriously consider using a flat-iron on mine if I know it won't melt her like the wicked witch of the west...

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BarbedDragon
G3 Prototype Pony


Joined: Aug 10, 2007
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Location: In Mr.T's belly button...I pity tha fool

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

An answer to your questions.

Eyelashes---I'm not quite sure where to get replacements but if you open her (like this one) You'll be able to remove the clear eye parts and add eyelashes in there.

The hair- I do not think its the same at all. I have tried to dye it and it will not take, its more like thicker strands of hair and possibly made out of a different substance. It feels different too---its thick and more like real horse hair... I'll try to do a boil straighting on mine and tell you how it goes as I am replacing the hair anyway (yes....yes....throw fakies she is being customized *ducks mud and fake ponies*)

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KnottyKitty
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Joined: Oct 03, 2007
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Ok, this is a super old thread, but I have to say thank you for posting this! I've seen several cheap Pretty Ponies pop up on eBay, but they always have drastic haircuts or damaged mechanisms. Now I have the guts to get one and try to restore her. ^_^
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tastefultragedy
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

wow.... you did a good job barbed..... hoiw'd the customizing end up
!? I think thats a great IDEA!!!

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Gypsydancer
Mommy & Baby Pony


Joined: Dec 10, 2003
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Location: NEO Ponytopia

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So does that mean I can put her tail back in now?! I brushed so hard on her tangled tail that it done popped out.

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mintyone
Brush N Grow Pony


Joined: Jul 01, 2004
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Location: Minnesot-ah!

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Internal workings of Pretty Pony (and how to fix them)

Oooo...that's great! Thanks for the post.

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