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G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« on: April 15, 2014, 04:49:22 PM »
I'm sad. Three of my ponies developped nasty head discoloration. I never had them in broad sunlight. My "toy corner" is in my bedroom, the shelves are always in the shade. And yet Snowcatcher, Dewdrop Dazzle and Luna I developped dark heads. Snowcatcher is the worst. Her head even has a brownish area around the hairline.

None of my G3s have this problem and they are older than the G4s. Are some G4s just prone to discoloration? I know that Feathermay oftentimes came like that in box. If the same happens to my Rainbow Flash I'll be severely pissed :/

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 04:59:31 PM »
I think it's likely; most of my older G4s (before the tails started feeling cheap and nasty) have matte heads and shiny bodies, indicating that they're made from different plastics. I think someone tried to sunfade a pink Celestia and the body faded to white very quickly, but the head wouldn't fade at all, or vice-versa (it was on here somewhere, I'm sure...) so I'd think this is why.
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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 05:26:02 PM »
I have LOADS of mismatched ponies. Sometimes I find counter parts and swap heads. It is very annoying. As far as fading to become mismatch; I think my Apple Jacks have gotten worse and they were not near a window.
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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 05:44:25 PM »
My Luna is pretty bad too.  :huh:
Hydrogen peroxide helps with my G4s. But so sorry to hear about Snowcatcher  :cry:

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 05:48:27 PM »
Of my daughter's two TS (both the tinsel hair with the glasses and book set), one has a pale purple head compared to the body. It's annoying, but for a 4yo, I don't think she noticed it. It also happened to her TS EG doll, which is odd, now that I think about it.

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 07:33:40 PM »
That much discoloring already?? Oh no, now I'm concerned for my ponies back home...

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 07:33:55 PM »
I have a Twilight who I refer to as "Ugly Twilight". She is banished to the back.
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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 07:47:49 PM »
I have a couple.  My Feather May's head was a totally different color right out of the box, and of all of my g4s she has by far the worst mismatch.  :huh:
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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 08:53:13 PM »
Well, I haven't looked at my G4s for a while. They're tucked away in storage. But if I remember correctly, they had mismatches between head and body the day I bought them, and they're still MIP. Wonder if it got worse?
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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 09:26:20 PM »
Yup, I picked up a second hand purple g4 (too lazy to look up the name) and Hasrro still hasn't gotten purple pigment to stabilize... Totally noticeable head/body mismatch. And the hair is very faded...

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 10:05:54 PM »
Yeah most of mine had a mismatch from new, especially Feathermay, who I got with the season 1 collector's box. I haven't noticed it getting any worse yet, but mine have bee packed away, out of sunlight for the most part.
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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 10:12:16 PM »
i have two l ike this.. feather may wasnt really bad.. but yah kinda..
i did notice tho that even on SR's site.. the feather may there has head issues.
i wonder if they are all like that?

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 10:44:53 PM »
I think it's likely; most of my older G4s (before the tails started feeling cheap and nasty) have matte heads and shiny bodies, indicating that they're made from different plastics. I think someone tried to sunfade a pink Celestia and the body faded to white very quickly, but the head wouldn't fade at all, or vice-versa (it was on here somewhere, I'm sure...) so I'd think this is why.
I tried that. It was disasterous! Her body is a cute pale lilac but the head is just as pink.
I had a lot of trouble with Twilights, Feathermay, and some blue ponies. Even my Daisy Dreams has a slight mismatch.

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 10:52:27 PM »
I have a Twilight from the very first wave - her head is a completely different shade from her body now. Its taken 3+ years to get that way but its a crazy difference.

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Re: G4s prone to head/body mismatch? :/
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 03:22:41 AM »
My G3 Breezies have the same problem (squishy plastic for head, hard plastic for body) and they are likewise mismatched. :\ Very sad because it really affects how they display.