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Author Topic: What do you think of the new G4 packaging? Another new type of packaging on pg 2  (Read 1306 times)

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Here's the Celestia/Luna packaging


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I think I said this in the other thread, but I find it ironic that Hasbro are putting more time and attention into designing new packaging than new product.

As a MIP collector in general, I don't like this. This kind of packaging looks cheap and it isn't practical for storage either. I have a bunch of loose and MIP G4 and I am fine with them on the simple cards. I would like Hasbro to focus on plastic only for the toy and not so much for the box...and I would like them to focus more on making the thing inside the box actually interesting and new rather than wasting both plastic product and plastic packaging on the exact same thing over and over again.

Ten years of G4 doesn't count if eight of those years are minutely different versions of the same thing while Hasbro shows off all its possible packaging permutations.
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I don't like the new packaging at all. But I don't like the new ponies either, so what :D


Ten years of G4 doesn't count if eight of those years are minutely different versions of the same thing while Hasbro shows off all its possible packaging permutations.

Sorry for off topic, but- WHAT? Is it already ten years?? Gosh, I feel old now...
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I don't like the new packaging at all. But I don't like the new ponies either, so what :D


Ten years of G4 doesn't count if eight of those years are minutely different versions of the same thing while Hasbro shows off all its possible packaging permutations.

Sorry for off topic, but- WHAT? Is it already ten years?? Gosh, I feel old now...

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I think I said this in the other thread, but I find it ironic that Hasbro are putting more time and attention into designing new packaging than new product.

As a MIP collector in general, I don't like this. This kind of packaging looks cheap and it isn't practical for storage either. I have a bunch of loose and MIP G4 and I am fine with them on the simple cards. I would like Hasbro to focus on plastic only for the toy and not so much for the box...and I would like them to focus more on making the thing inside the box actually interesting and new rather than wasting both plastic product and plastic packaging on the exact same thing over and over again.

Ten years of G4 doesn't count if eight of those years are minutely different versions of the same thing while Hasbro shows off all its possible packaging permutations.

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I was gonna say packaging #2 is kinda dollar store-ish.
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I wasn't a fan of the standard G3 packaging, and I'm not a fan of this.  I don't like funky shapes.  It's impossible to stack to display MOC, and strange shapes makes saving the non-plastic stuff hard if I open it.  And of course, there's the space issue.  A carded pony is SO much smaller than this. 

I wish Hasbro would spend some of that creativity on the actual figures instead of the packaging!

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Just a teeny complaint - I'd rather not have real people on my MLP pony packaging.

I get that maybe they're convincing the Target Audience that yes you too can be like this girl and hold this pony - a type of identity marketing, but I'd rather it wasn't there myself.

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Just a teeny complaint - I'd rather not have real people on my MLP pony packaging.

I get that maybe they're convincing the Target Audience that yes you too can be like this girl and hold this pony - a type of identity marketing, but I'd rather it wasn't there myself.

Now that you mention it, having the girl holding the pony on the front does look a little out of place.

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Just a teeny complaint - I'd rather not have real people on my MLP pony packaging.

I get that maybe they're convincing the Target Audience that yes you too can be like this girl and hold this pony - a type of identity marketing, but I'd rather it wasn't there myself.

Now that you mention it, having the girl holding the pony on the front does look a little out of place.

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:wonder:  It looks ok in the shop, or for a special edition one off type of pony.... but normal releases? :hmm:  nope.
 I keep most of my G4 / G4.5 MOC these days for displaying ( although I still prefer my G1 and G3 loose and for photoshoots) , and the card with plastic bubble was easy to display.  These will take up waaay more space. I don't like all that plastic on this packaging... actually as a collector I don't really like any of the new packaging in this thread TBH :yikes:  :blush:  I suppose it would be ok  to get one pony (say you have a Twilight army or something) in it, or if you were giving one was a gift to someone it looks ok, or if you debox it isn';t too bad- well apart from all that extra plastic to get rid of..

Just a teeny complaint - I'd rather not have real people on my MLP pony packaging.

I get that maybe they're convincing the Target Audience that yes you too can be like this girl and hold this pony - a type of identity marketing, but I'd rather it wasn't there myself.

Totally agree with you :nod:  I really don't like real peeps on my pony packaging either.  Ok I know they used to do it with G1 playsets, but that didn't bother me when I was a kid and deboxing to play with them.
 Plus both genders collect/play with MLP so advertising them as a "girl" toy ... no that doesn't really work- Hasbro know they have a lot of boys who are into MLP now so why do this??!!!  :what:
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I think I found another reason I don't like this new packaging. It seems to emphasize how small the pony is compared to the all the plastic surrounding it.

I'm not sure what Hasbro is trying to go for with the girl on the front of Celestia's package. :what:

I have to admit I'm disappointed that it looks like Songbird, Tempest, Sliverstream and Sandbar won't be returning. I know Songbird and Tempest are movie characters but it would have been nice to see more releases of them.

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Well, I suppose if you were going to use that particular pony to create a custom piece the big plastic packaging might make a nice "home" for it to be displayed in.

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I think it's cute, but I'm not really a MIP collector. I might buy and keep the Mane 6 in these packages, but anything else will end up opened eventually.

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In regards to the packaging with the rainbow on it... I kind of like it.  At least the rainbow part.  It’s kind of reminiscent of the G1 logo.

But I do wish they had left the human people off the front.

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Oh ya more plastic to sit in a land field. :( Don't like!