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The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:56:17 PM »
I know that we've talked about this a LOT, about the QC on G4 ponies, but I was out in town with my sister when she was home the other week and found these. They were both so sad looking and basically weird I ended up buying them both.




So this is the exact same pony.
Let me repeat that.
Exact. Same. Pony.

I feel like it's some kind of weird Hasbro spot the difference quiz :)

Most weird of all is how the packaging of the one of them (the paler one on the...right?) squishes her ear so she looks a bit like a lop-eared dog or something. But it's not just that. The head position, hair position, even wings are different too. Even the tone of body and hair is different. They DO come from different batches, but IMO they both failed QC. The one on the left has a really badly fitting head :/

I've taken a bunch of photos of them close up, both are still in their packages at the moment though I may take them out when I go back home - just haven't had a chance to.

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Looking at this, I think maybe we can figure out the reason why we have so many minor variations in G1. I mean, think of all those Peachys, Lemon Drops, Cotton Candy. THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED.

In 20 years, Fluttershy is going to be THAT pony. O.o.

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 06:07:34 PM »
It all makes sense now!
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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 08:25:08 PM »
The world of Hasbro QC isn't complicated at all, it's completely imaginary and doesn't exist!  ;)
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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:04:33 PM »
The world of Hasbro QC isn't complicated at all, it's completely imaginary and doesn't exist!  ;)
Looking at these two, I could believe it.
My sister bought Honey Rays from the same store and we compared hers with mine which came from a different store. This matters because mine was in Canadian packaging and hers in European packaging. There's some QC issues - mad glitterglue wings mostly - but aside from some wonky eye paint the difference between them is really not that great. Originally packaged for two different markets but more similar than two from the same market...

Meanwhile two Fluttershys in the same packaging look like that O.o. Very strange.

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 11:19:29 PM »
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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 12:06:00 AM »
The world of Hasbro QC isn't complicated at all, it's completely imaginary and doesn't exist!  ;)

True, but in the case of G1 we have countless cool errors and variants as a result. :)

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 05:22:03 AM »
My fave Hasbro QC mess up was when someone on the Arena found EQG Princess Celestia . . . but Hasbro had only included the head of the doll, no body.

I would have bought one so fast.  :P
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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 05:30:08 AM »
I bought a Legend of Everfree EQG Sunset Shimmer, but she was in Applejack's box. :blink:
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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 08:15:59 AM »
My fave Hasbro QC mess up was when someone on the Arena found EQG Princess Celestia . . . but Hasbro had only included the head of the doll, no body.

I would have bought one so fast.  :P

I wonder if that was genuinely QC or a "Return Mishap" as the MH Arena put it - apparently there's a trend in dolls being bought and then returned with incomplete or wrong contents and stores just shoving them back on the shelves without looking. Because Celestia was a doll missing her body she might fit in to this category. Maybe someone for customising...?

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 01:21:21 PM »
Pff, Hasbro QC, what's that? :P

Who was it who got a blind bag (think it was a unicorn?) with three eyes, was that on here? What about the Fluttershy w/ one eye? :P Not to mention this Lyra I've got:




Hasbro QC is a wild fantasy XD



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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 01:25:58 PM »
I'm starting to think hasbro doesn't have a QC too, considering my blind bag Snails with two cutie marks on the same side

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 01:33:38 PM »
Haha oh yes, that's true. There are lots of weirdities popping up.

But it does in my opinion put paid to the annoying theory that every single colour difference on old G1 ponies is fading/discolouration. Bottom line is it's Hasbro o.O. They weren't consistent then, they aren';t now...which is ironically a weird kind of being consistent.

I am still trying to decide whether to get these two mishaps out of their boxes when I go home. I am already leaning towards calling the one with the bent ear Muttsi...not sure about the other. Klutzi? That seems possible. They can be Fluttsi's minions.

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 01:34:11 PM »
My fave Hasbro QC mess up was when someone on the Arena found EQG Princess Celestia . . . but Hasbro had only included the head of the doll, no body.

I would have bought one so fast.  :P

I wonder if that was genuinely QC or a "Return Mishap" as the MH Arena put it - apparently there's a trend in dolls being bought and then returned with incomplete or wrong contents and stores just shoving them back on the shelves without looking. Because Celestia was a doll missing her body she might fit in to this category. Maybe someone for customising...?

I think genuine QC error because there were several of them. :P
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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 01:40:13 PM »
My fave Hasbro QC mess up was when someone on the Arena found EQG Princess Celestia . . . but Hasbro had only included the head of the doll, no body.

I would have bought one so fast.  :P

I wonder if that was genuinely QC or a "Return Mishap" as the MH Arena put it - apparently there's a trend in dolls being bought and then returned with incomplete or wrong contents and stores just shoving them back on the shelves without looking. Because Celestia was a doll missing her body she might fit in to this category. Maybe someone for customising...?

I think genuine QC error because there were several of them. :P
O.o. Ok. That is a slightly extreme case xDDDDD I can't even imagine how they got through...

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Re: The complicated world that is Hasbro QC...
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 04:00:37 AM »
Weirdities must now be entered in the dictionary.

Anywho, Hasbro and QC are non existent these days. That doesn't just go for mlp. Three of my daughter's transformers have had their stupid limbs popping off since day one. Especially Skull cruncher and Sand sting.
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