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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1710 on: September 03, 2019, 12:38:08 PM »
I don't think the pre-G4 pony fanbase whines that much...

We got over the worst of our whining with g2 and the shadows stuff 20 years ago. Now we just old people grumble about how things were better in our day...

Whining with G2?

When G2 first came out there were people who liked them and those who didn't and it got a bit heated for a while. But it got resolved eventually,and when G3 happened everyone seemed pretty happy.
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1711 on: September 03, 2019, 01:11:58 PM »
I don't think the pre-G4 pony fanbase whines that much...

We got over the worst of our whining with g2 and the shadows stuff 20 years ago. Now we just old people grumble about how things were better in our day...

Whining with G2?

When G2 first came out there were people who liked them and those who didn't and it got a bit heated for a while. But it got resolved eventually,and when G3 happened everyone seemed pretty happy.

I can see that, may I ask if you remember the main complaints of G2? I'm gathering (on the furthest back burner) info on G2 and I would like to make a video on G2 on why I think G2 flopped (Like those G4 commentary videos and maybe a little character in the corner)
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1712 on: September 03, 2019, 01:17:00 PM »
I don't think the pre-G4 pony fanbase whines that much...

We got over the worst of our whining with g2 and the shadows stuff 20 years ago. Now we just old people grumble about how things were better in our day...

Whining with G2?

When G2 first came out there were people who liked them and those who didn't and it got a bit heated for a while. But it got resolved eventually,and when G3 happened everyone seemed pretty happy.

I can see that, may I ask if you remember the main complaints of G2? I'm gathering (on the furthest back burner) info on G2 and I would like to make a video on G2 on why I think G2 flopped (Like those G4 commentary videos and maybe a little character in the corner)

Yeah, but I think the community is better off without digging up the details of that ancient history.

I don't think it has any relationship to G2's success, and I imagine European countries would argue that G2 didn't flop, as it continued there for some several years quite happily.
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1713 on: September 03, 2019, 01:35:29 PM »
I don't think the pre-G4 pony fanbase whines that much...

Sure we do.
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1714 on: September 03, 2019, 02:52:06 PM »
Yeah, we're whiners too. Just in a different way to bronies. ;p I mean, I don't think any of us would harrass any of the higher-ups or get seriously angry because a cheap blind bag toy didn't have a specific name ;)
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1715 on: September 03, 2019, 04:46:11 PM »
I don't think the pre-G4 pony fanbase whines that much...

We got over the worst of our whining with g2 and the shadows stuff 20 years ago. Now we just old people grumble about how things were better in our day...

Whining with G2?

When G2 first came out there were people who liked them and those who didn't and it got a bit heated for a while. But it got resolved eventually,and when G3 happened everyone seemed pretty happy.

I can see that, may I ask if you remember the main complaints of G2? I'm gathering (on the furthest back burner) info on G2 and I would like to make a video on G2 on why I think G2 flopped (Like those G4 commentary videos and maybe a little character in the corner)

G2 didn't flop in several European countries. We had stock on shelves until G3 came.
Of course Hasbro hates that and ignores it a lot because the US market is the most important.

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1716 on: September 05, 2019, 05:06:43 AM »
I can see that, may I ask if you remember the main complaints of G2?

I wasn't a "collecter" at that time, just a previously-G1 kid who had grown up and out of ponies. I absolutely adored my G1 herd, their gentle faces and plump features. 

I remember seeing G2 in stores and my reaction being "oh, they look weird, too skinny, no thanks" they didn't look like the "real MLP" that I was used to, so I wonder if that was what some of my generation thought too?

As I had grown out of toys anyway, it didn't really bother me too much, but at that moment I suppose I learnt what toy-nostalgia meant!  :lol:

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this time period coincided with the Supermodels era and the ultra-skinny "heroin-chic" look that became high-fashion. Coincidence?  :lol:
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1717 on: September 05, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »
I have only one memory of G2 when it was actually current.  My mom and I were walking past an aisle of toys, and I spotted the words My Little Pony on some of the packages.  I turned to my mom and excitedly told her that ponies were back.  She replied, "But they don't look the same.  They aren't as cute."  And that was the end of it.  I don't even remember seeing any more G2s until a few years ago when I got into the collector community.  I have a couple now, only because they were in a lot of ponies that I got from CraigsList. 

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1718 on: September 05, 2019, 10:22:06 PM »
I wonder, if they remember g2 as a "retro" in the end, would they maybe reissue designs of them on g1 or g3 repro bodies?

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1719 on: September 05, 2019, 10:37:04 PM »
I do remember being disappointed in G2 with both the bodies and faces.  But the accessories were amazing and their jewel eyes were lovely.  It made me see past mlp's new look.  I wouldn't mind retro versions of them, especially ones from Europe.

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1720 on: September 05, 2019, 11:18:44 PM »
Ohhh I WISH they'd make some sort of repro G2... repro G2s, G2 characters in new molds, G4 chars in G2/G2-esque molds, whatever! I just want G2 to get its due for once, damn it.
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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1721 on: September 06, 2019, 06:10:31 AM »
Ohhh I WISH they'd make some sort of repro G2... repro G2s, G2 characters in new molds, G4 chars in G2/G2-esque molds, whatever! I just want G2 to get its due for once, damn it.

I wouldn't mind retro versions of them, especially ones from Europe.

Omg same here! But I highly doubt that Hasbro will, which is where one of my dreams come in!

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1722 on: September 11, 2019, 08:50:54 PM »
Is anyone else creeped out by BBE Ponies or am I just weird?  :blush:

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1723 on: September 11, 2019, 09:32:32 PM »
Nah, its not just you. I personally hate the gimmick and think they look downright horrifying. I think it's a fairly common feeling, judging by how ruthlessly dunked on BBE ponies were in a G1 thread a while back  :lol:

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Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Reply #1724 on: September 12, 2019, 04:13:57 AM »
Nah, its not just you. I personally hate the gimmick and think they look downright horrifying. I think it's a fairly common feeling, judging by how ruthlessly dunked on BBE ponies were in a G1 thread a while back  :lol:

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