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Author Topic: What do you think of the new G4 packaging? Another new type of packaging on pg 2  (Read 1327 times)

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Offline Ponyfan

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Hi,

I found several new ponies at Target today (posted in "Out Now and Coming Soon" but what really stuck me was the new packaging style for the single ponies.

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I miss the ponies being packaged on cards already. It reminds me how some other little toys are now being packaged. What do you think of the new packaging style?


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« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 08:36:52 PM by Ponyfan »
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 07:27:50 PM »
I like the other packaging better. =p I liked separating the character art from the rest of the box and keeping it. Can't really do it in this style of packaging
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 07:34:20 PM »
Um...it's....different. It definitely takes up more space.
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 07:35:50 PM »
I dunno. They kinda do the same with Transformers so I guess I really have no strong feelings one way or another about it. And I'm not a MiB person so it would get chucked into the recycling bin anyway.
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 08:07:01 PM »
Aesthetically I like it, but it feels like it's meant for special release figures (like SDCC or store exclusive lines) and is just a wasteful amount of plastic for basic figures.

Have you seen the packaging for the new basic Fashion Style line that's been spotted? (post on MLPMerch) Looks like they're tied to the card/box with no plastic shell, like the Design-a-Pony range or Styling G4s.
As a MIB collector I'm not a fan, they're gonna get dusty and messy hair just sitting on the shelf. But the lack of plastic is a pro, recycling got more complicated in my city recently and less plastic is always good for the planet.

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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 08:22:21 PM »
Ugh I hate all the extra, unnecessary plastic!!

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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 09:21:12 PM »
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 09:27:23 PM »
mmm plastic just what the world needs more off, I am not a fan
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 09:28:18 PM »
Eh, too much plastic for my tastes. Plus I agree with Tulips, it feels more like a "special edition" package than something you'd find a plain ol' Rainbow Dash in. I prefer the cards personally.
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 09:30:48 PM »
Agreed with the rest. Too much plastic... it's not necessary
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 10:18:32 PM »
I got a Twilight to keep in the box because the packaging is neat, but I hope they stick to the cardboard and plastic bubble for G5.
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 10:21:38 PM »
I think this style of packaging it purely for this set, and its molded hair counterpart, as opposed to being a permanate change. It looks cool, but I'm not getting more plain Mane 6 toys just for the package aesthetic.
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2019, 03:31:31 AM »
If I were a MIB collector I'd be into this package, I agree though it fits more of a special edition release.
But on a practical note. Less plastic please! Whenever my wife discovers a new line of G4 at the store (& of course immediately buys all of them  :lol:) we have SO much plastic to throw away when we take them all out. Its too much :(

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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 06:03:32 AM »
     Mint in box collectors would probably like this, and the package makes sense for special releases you’d want to display in box. But it is a very large amount of plastic packaging for such a small item. I liked the cardboard and bubble ones because it was good for looking at the artwork, and was fairly simple for me to remove. I hope this is just a one time thing, and has to doesn’t make this the new standard.
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Re: What do you think of the new G4 packaging?
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2019, 08:14:30 AM »
Yup, just... too much plastic! If you are going to use that much packaging at least make the figure inside look nice and special? These are just your regular run of the mill G4s...