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Offline PeachPinkPony

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My Pretty Pony Customization tips?
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:41:25 AM »
Hopefully this isn't a redundant newbie question, but I bought a My Pretty Pony from the thrift store and it's in very good condition apart from it's bushy matted mane and tail. I was thinking it would be really cool to make her into a Bluebell, but was wondering if it is possible to re-root one of these hard plastic ponies and how one would go about doing that?

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Re: My Pretty Pony Customization tips?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 02:37:51 AM »
You'd have to take her apart without cracking the plastic, first. Unless you're willing to fix cracks, it's gonna be quite the challenge and timetaker.
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Re: My Pretty Pony Customization tips?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 02:55:41 PM »
The MLP preservation project has a good cleaning tutorial which also explains how to take her apart and all that :) http://www.mlppreservationproject.com/misc.html#MPP

She isn't rooted though, she has a line of hair. You would have to sew a weft for the mane. I also want to mention that My Pretty Ponies are rare, especially in good, working condition, and that you can fix the hair with a little elbow grease. This MPP is far from bait. They can also sell for a lot, and they are sought after. Just want to make sure you know :)
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Re: My Pretty Pony Customization tips?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 06:15:49 AM »
Hmmm. Well if she really is rare, it would be a shame to customize her. Though I do like the look of pastel ponies more. But her mane and tail don't seem salvageable. It looks overly combed through and brittle. Conditioning didn't do anything for it.

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Re: My Pretty Pony Customization tips?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 08:14:47 AM »
This type of hair damage is (sadly) typical of a My Pretty Pony.  They are 30+ years old and easily break, it's not easy to find one in working condition and I agree what you describe would hardly be considered a 'bait' toy.  Taking one apart is risky at best.  The hard plastic tends to be brittle and can stress fracture.
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Re: My Pretty Pony Customization tips?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 03:30:58 PM »
Yeah, the hair is usually bad on MPPs. It's weird and straw textured. Try using the flat iron technique: http://www.mlppreservationproject.com/hair.html#Frizz Be really careful not to melt the hair. If the hair is okay and she is clean, she would NOT be bait whatsoever.
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