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Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« on: November 20, 2018, 01:09:09 AM »
I was wondering how many of you have had problems develop with your anniversary ponies put out by Basic Fun.
I've had a few people tell me about issues.
Sunbeam - Glitter falling off.  Hair breaking.
Moonstone - Multiple people having theirs discolour.
Parasol - Discoloured
Starshine - Head turning yellow

I went and looked at mine and saw Cotton Candy and Butterscotch both have dark bluish grey discolouration coming.  Each on the same areas.  Right ear tip, two spots on cheek and edge of right front hoof.   They weren't like that when I took them out of the box in January.  They've been sitting on a shelf ever since.   

How wide spread are issues with these new ponies?    :shocked:

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 01:32:38 AM »
Why is her hair breaking? 0_o

My Moonstone has yellowed a little, presumably from the scenting. Other then that, we've had no problems.
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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 01:42:09 AM »
No wave 3 ones here yet in the UK, but mine are fine.

We also need to remember these are (at least in the US) $10 ponies, not collector items. G1 ponies had a lot of flaws from factory which we just pretty much accept as part of the deal. These are an equivalent price point given inflation over the years.

 I am happy just to see and have them. And if wave 3 ever gets here, it will be the first time since they were originally sold in 1984 in the US that that set has got to the UK.

That kind of matters more to me than whether they are collector perfect.
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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 02:40:02 AM »
G1 when I was growing up I never had any major flaws show up within a year or two.  That's out of hundreds of ponies.  Now that they're 30+ years old for some of them I'm not shocked if something happens like plasticizer leakage.  For a pony that is just bought this year though, there shouldn't be discolourations happening.   They were made with collector's like us in mind who had the originals as children. 
I've never even had a fakie start discolouring or have weird marks start happening.   

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 06:20:28 AM »
I’ve not noticed any problems with mine, but they’re still in the box so I can only see one side of them. If they do start to discolor, I’m not gonna lose my head over it. After all, they’re only reproductions and aren’t sentimental or valuable in any way to me. They’re just neat little momentos.
It is interesting to hear that they’re already breaking down though. No telling what they used to make them since I’m sure they were just created to make a few bucks off of collectors and those with nostalgia.

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 07:54:09 AM »
I went to the toy store the other day and saw yellow discolouration on a Starshine in the rainbow pony collection
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I wonder if it’s because she’s one of the scented ponies?

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 01:38:43 PM »
Yup, scent discolors. We've learned this from Sweet Berry ponies and perfume puffs... I won't buy this new line unless they release them unscented.

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 01:43:20 PM »
Mine are all still in the box and I can't see any issues with them, but I'll say Moonstone has discoloration the worst overall from what I've seen.
Also, are certain bow colors staining over others?
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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2018, 05:27:37 PM »
I’ve not noticed any problems with mine, but they’re still in the box so I can only see one side of them. If they do start to discolor, I’m not gonna lose my head over it. After all, they’re only reproductions and aren’t sentimental or valuable in any way to me. They’re just neat little momentos.
It is interesting to hear that they’re already breaking down though. No telling what they used to make them since I’m sure they were just created to make a few bucks off of collectors and those with nostalgia.

They aren't breaking down, it's just the scent that the retailers insisted on discolored. The collector ponies and the Unicorn and Pegasus sets don't have scent and are relatively free from issues.

I personally wonder if there's a way to restore the scented ponies to their original color or if they are simply destined for the custom bait bin.
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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2018, 06:00:59 PM »
Well, so far my scented ponies look okay.  But it does appear that many have problems.  Of course it didn't stop me from getting them...

My unicorns and pegs look good! I only have a couple of the first wave, but they look okay too :D

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2018, 06:05:36 PM »
We haven't had any problems with ribbon staining our ponies. I did take Sunlight's off because I didn't think it suited her. Tbf, cloth staining can happen period. My daughter got a Pumpkin Tart in box last year I think, and her ears had grayish stains from the cat ears.

That could actually be why, ponies get plastic clothes nowadays. Come to think of it.
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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 11:18:52 PM »
So far mine look ok. I sure hope that its stays that way! :)

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2018, 11:37:19 PM »
Mine are okay so far, but then, I haven't had them for too long... I guess as long as there's no _major_ problems I'll be fine with it.

It sucks that the scents are causing the Rainbow ponies to discolour, though :( I admit that's been a dealbreaker for me.. I wasn't as interested in the Rainbows to begin with, to be fair, but the scents turned me off them completely ('specially when we found out they're causing issues).
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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2018, 12:12:47 AM »
I have just seen horrible levels of discoloration on the rainbow ones on store shelves.
 I managed to find a non discolored Moonstone last month, wich I will never put back into it's box. She still has turned slightly greener in over all tone though (or then it's my imagination). Starshine has been displayed with her box open, wich has so far helped avoiding discoloration. She is still crispy white.

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Re: Issues with 35th Anniversary Ponies
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2018, 02:20:51 AM »
The only 35th anniversary Rainbow Pony I've bought is Sunlight, since she's the only one I didn't have the original of. She's fine so far, but after hearing about staining issues with her bow, I removed hers to avoid it ever happening. I initially wanted to buy every 35th anniversary release TBD put out, but after hearing about the issues with the Rainbow Ponies set, I don't plan on getting any others.
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