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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2017, 08:20:02 PM »
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For those saying the show is still popular, the raw numbers would suggest otherwise.  They're not getting half the audience they did in Season 4, and the trend has been consistently downward.  The show is probably going to run until the end of this generation because it's the only thing justifying Hasbro's continued interest in Discovery Family.  However, I think Hasbro will change gears on schedule.  New characters and new toys.

As for the form it will take, who knows.  I would like to see a larger toy (perhaps reduce the packaging to save space and money).
By "raw numbers" do you mean ratings/viewers per episode on TV releases? Yes, there aren't as many people watching now as there were back when Seasons 3 and 4 were airing, but that could be argued that this is due to netflix/youtube/streaming sites rising in popularity.
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2017, 11:08:17 PM »
I think a couple years after G4 ends, whenever that is.

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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2017, 11:22:46 PM »
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For those saying the show is still popular, the raw numbers would suggest otherwise.  They're not getting half the audience they did in Season 4, and the trend has been consistently downward.  The show is probably going to run until the end of this generation because it's the only thing justifying Hasbro's continued interest in Discovery Family.  However, I think Hasbro will change gears on schedule.  New characters and new toys.

As for the form it will take, who knows.  I would like to see a larger toy (perhaps reduce the packaging to save space and money).
By "raw numbers" do you mean ratings/viewers per episode on TV releases? Yes, there aren't as many people watching now as there were back when Seasons 3 and 4 were airing, but that could be argued that this is due to netflix/youtube/streaming sites rising in popularity.

*nods*  I don't have cable so Youtube is the way I watch the show.

Also, how much of viewership translates to actual sales?  So long as the show continues to drive sales and as long as sales are profitable, does it really matter if viewership for the show is down?  How much of that viewership was bronies?  how much of the lost viewership is a decline in the brony fandom as apposed to the target demographic?  If a significant portion of the lost viewership is bronies, how much will that affect sales?  I ask because my general read of the fandom is that they are more likely to spend their disposable income on fan made products and licensed items specifically aimed at them.  So would the decline of the brony fandom actually affect Hasbro's sales of the actual toy line?

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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 11:44:33 PM »
What I'm getting at is the show is not as indispensable as it was.  It may be driving sales, but it's driving sales with its mere existence than its actual content.  So, if Hasbro wants to change gears, keeping the current show going is less important.

Also, the show being watched on TV is what drives ad revenue.  Again, it's the one show with new content Hasbro has left on Discovery Family.  It's struggling to get 200K eyeballs a week for their premiers.  If they're ready to start over, they'll do it.
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 12:29:23 AM »
I would love to see them go back closer to the G3 style if we are not able to get G1 style again! Are Bronies still a big thing like they were a few years back?
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2017, 07:45:17 PM »
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I would love to see them go back closer to the G3 style if we are not able to get G1 style again! Are Bronies still a big thing like they were a few years back?

I have seen some extreme ones pop up now and then but its chilled down compared to when it started.
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2017, 08:50:15 PM »
With FiM so popular I would be shocked if they rebooted anytime soon. The g4.5 are probably as close as we are going to get to a line for a long time (which is kinda sad because I really don't care for most of the g4.5)

I love FiM but I'm not in love with the toys. The Zillas and fashion sizes are okay but I don't like how small and basic looking the g4 toys are. The g4.5 have lots of new poses which is nice but I just HATE how skinny their legs are, especially the back legs. Most of the G4.5's legs are soo skinny that if you bend them they can actually fall off; which is a really poor design choice for MLPs target audience. Young children aren't really known for their gentle play.

IDK hopefully the g4.5s won't sell as good and Hasbro will come out with another FiM line. 

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I would love to see them go back closer to the G3 style if we are not able to get G1 style again! Are Bronies still a big thing like they were a few years back?
Oh yeah, Bronies are still very much around. I don't think its quite as large and widespread as it was a few years ago but for the most part they are still going strong.
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2017, 11:50:57 PM »
I don't know, I feel like at the rate that the ponies are changing, the figures getting smaller I'm not sure I'm interested in G5 at this point.  I don't even think I'll watch the show if they even make it that far.
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 02:57:13 AM »
I'd love a reboot of the 1997 Tales series that ran, but happily see it in fim style. I like the premise of earth ponies who thought unicorns and pegasus were made up. But to be honest I am enjoying the new fim world theyve built. Good world building and decent storylines. I personally cant stand the new pony dolls though. always going to be a G1 girl and I dont mind G2 and G3 too. G3 seems like a good gen for customs.
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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 04:15:40 PM »
I for one am looking forward to G5, whenever it comes. I was into G4 at the beginning (mostly just the show, I'm not one to collect 347 versions of the same pony), but by now I am just over it and excited at the possibility of something new.

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Re: When will G5 come ?
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 04:50:37 PM »
Thank you Strawberrysweets and LittleKirara for answering my question! I was wondering about it all! :)
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