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Offline BlueyBirdy

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Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:40:34 PM »
Brace yourselves... :biggrin:

I was walking to the shops one evening and passed by a local charity shop. Looked in the window as I always do and, uh, noticed some hooves.




Honestly, I just stood there in disbelief. First of all G1s in charity shops are like gold dust these days. Second of all... that's Ice Crystal! :freak: After freaking out on Twitter for a bit, I made about three reminders on my phone of the time the shop was opening in the morning and went home. There was much internal screaming.

Was up bright and early the next morning and made sure I was at the shop before it opened. I tried to be as subtle as possible (thankfully there was a Pokestop nearby I could spin into oblivion) as I go to this charity shop a lot and was trying not to freak anyone out. :lol:
As soon as that door opened I immediately had a volunteer get the bag and I purchased it there and then. The price I paid for the bag? £15! :shocked: Again, tried to be subtle about it the whole time, but once I was out of that shop I was freaking out on Twitter again. I almost felt like a criminal. :lol:




Got the bag home and tipped it out. I hadn't really been able to see the condition of the ponies through the bag, but honestly Ice Crystal was the only one I cared about. I had noted that there were other boy hooves in the bag but wasn't 100% sure who the purple ones belonged to until...




...it's Thundercloud! Did I seriously just get two Mountain Boys in a charity shop?!  :shocked: He had his usual flaws of "cancer" spots and a head/body colour mismatch, but I'm not complaining. :lol: Ice Crystal was thankfully in beautiful condition. No one in the bag was in terrible condition apart from Sky Rocket (she had this weird green ink stain that wouldn't budge) which was a pleasant surprise.

I don't have the space to actively collect anymore, so I just kept Gusty (I've never had an NSS Gusty). Ice Crystal deserved to be in a nice big herd with lots of friends (plus, I like money :lol:).

Bonus pic, halfway through their spa session:




So there you have it. Keep the pony faith and you will be rewarded! :biggrin:
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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 08:46:59 PM »
Great find.  Wish I could still find g1s.


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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 08:55:37 PM »
 :dropjaw:

Wow, what a find! Congratulations!

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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 09:01:53 PM »
Omg, what an amazing brag!!  I can't believe you had to wait all night for the shop to open.  That must have been so hard. Even though I knew you obviously got the ponies I was still holding my breath for you, lol.  Major congrats :cheer:

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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 09:32:08 PM »
OMGS!!!!!! :frolic:
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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 09:32:37 PM »
What an incredible find!  Congrats on getting the NSS Gusty you never had!!!
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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 09:33:27 PM »
What an AMAZING haul and a lovely written story - I could really live and feel it in my head :P

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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 11:16:06 PM »
Wow, what a haul! I can imagine the joy of finally getting the bag, and then taking it home and opening it up to find all of those goodies inside! Nice eye, and a great thrift shop find.





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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 11:40:38 PM »
WOW! That is great!
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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 12:00:13 AM »
It's always really nice to see other people get so excited when they get new ponies!!!

You're so lucky! :)
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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 12:20:21 AM »
Incredible luck!  That must had been a trip.

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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 12:26:20 AM »
Oh wow!!  What how amazing!!



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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 12:42:27 AM »
WOW!! Huge congrats to you!!

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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 01:09:56 AM »
Wow, what a find! So happy you rescued the ponies, and at such a great price too. :)

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Re: Mountain Boys in a charity shop!
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 01:34:55 AM »
Wow congrats on such super luck on finding them.