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HQG1C?
« on: February 02, 2018, 09:25:26 PM »
Saw the term being thrown around. Took a look in My Little Wiki and as far as I understand, these are customs meant to evoke the G1 spirit (well, as far as I can see they would perfectly fit "original" G1s!) Could someone tell me more or provide more pics? The wiki is missing a lot of photos... Who is making these?
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 10:14:39 PM »
It's a group project.  Those in charge of the group have done the leg work and found a factory  and are paying them to remake old g1 molds and then producing original characters using molds that look just like g1.  There have been several released thus far.  And now they are even moving on to "modified" g1 molds.  We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully.  They tend to cost $25-35 for the adults.  You can join the Facebook group.  Just search hqg1c collector customs.  Or take a look at Clipper's shop.

I'll post some pictures of mine when I get home later.

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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 10:38:40 PM »
I looove the HQG1C project.  (Stands for High Quality G1 Customs. ;) )  They fit in perfectly with my G1 collection and they are even talking about making things like a G1 rearing unicorn.  :happy:

You can find them for sale on Katz's pony shop.  There are some overseas pony storefronts selling them as well.  (Unfortunately the store names slip my mind at the moment.)

Of course I love vintage G1 ponies (duh! :P ), but what makes the HQG1C's so special to me is that they are NEW G1 style ponies, and they take me back to my childhood when I would eagerly run to the toy section when I was in a store to see the newest ponies, or soak up the latest My Little Pony commercials.

The designs are just spot-on too.  Like, the symbols don't look amateur-ish or overdone, the colors are pleasing, they look so legit.

Here are pictures of some of my HQG1C's!

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Genie was the very first HQG1C.  She is so beautiful!  She fits right in with my Sparkle ponies.

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BTW they are making a pair of Valentines sisters soon!  They are going to be in flutter molds, but without wings (like Scribbles and Dabbles.)
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 11:42:34 PM »
I'm a fan of the HQG1Cs but I have to ask... how legal is it for that factory to produce old Hasbro molds? Could Hasbro find out and stop it?
(I'm not against the project, btw. I have Genie on her way to me, hehe...)
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 12:14:42 AM »
The same level of legality as the Bubbles pose unicorn fakie or Crumpet fakies or things like that.  :)  Hasbro is pretty lenient with fan projects as long as they don't make themselves impossible to ignore (like the Mane6 "Fighting Is Magic" video game, where they stupidly entered a major video game convention) or damage their brand (like that really gross Princess Celestia Tumblr, ugh) or have the exact same name as a real pony (like that Mattel Bumblebee superhero doll, where Hasbro sued them because they have a Transformer named Bumblebee).

Like, to give some idea, there are over a dozen third party Transformers companies, and by "third party" I mean they are unlicensed but are busy making perfectly show-accurate Transformers characters.  Some of the robots are even . . .

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G1 style HOT SOLDIERS, lol.  Whew, for a minute I thought that was Soundwave and Laserbeak!  What a relief to realize it's Soundtrack and Laser Bird.  :P

I have never heard of Hasbro going after a third party TF company, and they would be a looot easier targets.
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 12:38:21 AM »
@Dreamer, the pony business in the Netherlands is one of the European based outlets who sell these and preorder them. Just if you want to avoid import duty from buying through the US, there's at least one EU option and possibly others. I know I got Dasher from the UK but I am not sure exactly how many others there are in this part of the world.
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 12:46:07 AM »
I'm a fan of the HQG1Cs but I have to ask... how legal is it for that factory to produce old Hasbro molds? Could Hasbro find out and stop it?
(I'm not against the project, btw. I have Genie on her way to me, hehe...)

I agree with LM.  There have been/are fakies being sold out there in actual stores using molds so close to Hasbro's that it makes no difference.  Many of them using names like "My Pretty Horsie" and even using actual Hasbro art.  If Hasbro isn't going to go after those companies who might actually be competing with Hasbro in the "cheap pony" quarter, I can't imagine they would go after HQGC which doesn't use any version of "My Little Pony" in its branding, doesn't use actual Hasbro characters, doesn't advertise and is really pretty limited in its scope in comparison to the average fakie maker. 

They do however seem to have a relationship with Ruth Bush who actually worked on g1 My Little Pony.  I'm going to assume that, of any of us, she would know if something was skirting too close to the line that Hasbro would take offense.  I'd also imagine that Hasbro is going to be a lot more concerned with items based off G4 than with anything G1.


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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 12:49:06 AM »
The same level of legality as the Bubbles pose unicorn fakie or Crumpet fakies or things like that.  :)  Hasbro is pretty lenient with fan projects as long as they don't make themselves impossible to ignore (like the Mane6 "Fighting Is Magic" video game, where they stupidly entered a major video game convention) or damage their brand (like that really gross Princess Celestia Tumblr, ugh) or have the exact same name as a real pony (like that Mattel Bumblebee superhero doll, where Hasbro sued them because they have a Transformer named Bumblebee).

Like, to give some idea, there are over a dozen third party Transformers companies, and by "third party" I mean they are unlicensed but are busy making perfectly show-accurate Transformers characters.  Some of the robots are even . . .

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G1 style HOT SOLDIERS, lol.  Whew, for a minute I thought that was Soundwave and Laserbeak!  What a relief to realize it's Soundtrack and Laser Bird.  :P

I have never heard of Hasbro going after a third party TF company, and they would be a looot easier targets.

Soundtrack and Laser Bird are their cousins.  :biggrin:
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 12:54:35 AM »
Are alot of these limited? Or is there a place similar to Katz, where, if I was interested in getting Genie, I could order her? Sorry, I've been trying to educate myself on these, too.
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 01:01:53 AM »
I have two of the big brother ones right now, I am making payments on a few other ones right now.

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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 01:05:45 AM »
Yes . . . their hotter cousins, clearly.  :P

Sunset, the curls on your Dasher are stunning!  Like perfect candy canes!

I found more pics of my ponies . . .

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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 01:31:20 AM »
I'm a fan of the HQG1Cs but I have to ask... how legal is it for that factory to produce old Hasbro molds? Could Hasbro find out and stop it?
(I'm not against the project, btw. I have Genie on her way to me, hehe...)

I was wondering this, too. It's good to know it's not likely going to be shut down by Hasbro anytime soon  :lol:

God I want them all, but I really should save up some money for more important things first.  ^^; The red Valentine's one is especially tempting though, since as far as I know there aren't any G1 ponies that are actually red. (the closest you can get is like, dark pink or salmon  :huh:)

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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 02:09:26 AM »
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2018, 02:21:24 AM »
Who's the little white sparkle baby Sunset?! :lovey: :frolic:
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Re: HQG1C?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2018, 02:22:28 AM »
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.

Well they are making these for the pony community. You pay a lot for ponies who are painted and maybe even rehaired too. They had to recreate the moulds and hair them and stuff. That's pretty cheap for something like that.
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