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Do you like 'Factory' Errors on Ponies? Do you prefer/look for ones with Factory Errors? Do you have any?

Yes! Love them! I prefer/look for them over the originals! Even if they are a tiny factory error I still want them.
2 (3.5%)
Yes I like most Factory Errors I do not specifically look for them but If I see one I like, I will grab it!
23 (40.4%)
Yes but I only like dramatic 'Factory Error' ponies e.g G1 UK Princesses &/or Wingers. Not interested in little errors.
10 (17.5%)
They are okay, I don't look for them, but if I find one I may keep it.
22 (38.6%)
Nope not one little bit!
0 (0%)

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Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:39:42 PM »
:glitter:Hello Everypony :glitter:

Just wondering what everyone's opinions are on 'Factory Error' ponies. Specifically I am personally really talking about G1's (I probably wouldn't spot an error on another Gen unless it was obvious :P )

Personally I love finding weird factory error ponies love their randomness. I don't specifically look for them, but will grab one when I see it. Although I usually just get a surprise when they arrive because I never noticed the error even if it was blatantly obvious in the pictures  :lol:

I have 'Franky' Buzzer (see my sig) she is a Factory Error of sorts, would never get rid of her because she is just so weirdly wonderful (& I have Winger armies).

They do have to be a bit more obvious for me, but occasionally I like the little errors too.

I also have a Dutch Cat baby pony, who has some very very heavy eyeliner on one eye (perfect on the other). Looks a little freaky but I still like her, like to think of her as my Halloween pony.
(By the looks of it a few others may have sneaked into my collection too, trying to work it out atm  :lol: )

Do you like Factory Error ponies?

Do you specifically look for them or just keep them if you find one or sell it because you don't like them?

What sort of errors do you like/look for?
e.g completely weird like the UK G1 Princesses & 'franky' buzzer or perhaps hair rooting errors, symbol errors, wrong/odd eye colours/liner.

Do you have any Factory Error Ponies?
(Pics would be great, any gen too I don't know the errors in the other gens)

Just pondering as I looked through some of the ponies in my collection today.

Thank you for looking
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 02:47:46 PM »
They're alright! I don't think I'd actively seek them out but I may keep one I stumble upon. Dramatic errors are more fun than just a reversed symbol.
I don't have any G1 errors, the best I have is a G4 seapony Fluttershy mislabeled as Rainbow Dash.
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 03:18:05 PM »
For me it depends on which generation/pony we're talking about as well as how noteable the error is. If the errors are minor I usually don't care no matter what generation.

I haven't stumbled upon any G1 factory errors myself, and it feels like those there are out there are fairly well known at this point. Making them go for hefty prices once the owners are willing to part with them which puts me out of the game most of the time :P (I'd love to get my hands on a reverse Gusty for example, but the price she goes for is waaay out of my reach.)

I did, however, find a G3 Sweet Breeze at Toys R Us with no symbols which I had to buy because the error was so noteable. She's still in my collection today MIB and I have no intention of letting her go :)
I wouldn't actively buy factory error G3's if I spotted them on Ebay though.

As for the G4's there seems to be an ocean of them on sites like Taobao etc., and I did buy some online that I found interesting. Primarily of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy as those have been my favorites. Had I found a factory error in a store I would probably have picked that up too, but that's about it.

So... 'mildly interested' I guess I could say :P
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 03:29:31 PM »
They're fun, but I don't actively look for them.

I have a Dutch Heart Pony with green eyes (belonging to Dutch Candy pony) :)
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 03:44:50 PM »
I don't look for them, but I find them very fun.

I have an Ember with a dot of black paint behind her ear (I'm pretty certain its factory paint). No one with bigger errors though :)
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 03:47:07 PM »
I like factory errors as a cool little quirks of the pony or play set in question. I don’t hunt for them, but if I find one I’ll keep it. But some are ridiculous. I haven’t found any error ponies, but I do have one playset with weird errors, or just hasbro being lazy. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure books don’t hang from the tops of bookshelves upside down. Just saying.
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2019, 03:50:11 PM »
I don't look for them, but I find them very fun.

Exactly!  They remind me that MLP were made by hand despite being in a factory setting :)
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2019, 03:59:31 PM »
I wouldn't pass one up if it struck my fancy... Who remembers soulless Majesty?
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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »
I chose "Yes I like most Factory Errors I do not specifically look for them but If I see one I like, I will grab it!" and yeah thats it! I love weird little things that makes my poniers unique :)

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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 06:20:00 PM »
I dont actively look for them, but if I cam across one that would be a yes, or a interesting one.

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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 08:46:06 PM »
I chose "Yes I like most Factory Errors I do not specifically look for them but If I see one I like, I will grab it!" and yeah thats it! I love weird little things that makes my poniers unique :)

This is me too.

I don't really see the variant princesses etc weird put together ponies at the end of the line as factory errors. I mean, someone did that on purpose xD. But I have a few of those and love them. I have a Franky Buzzer too, albeit mine only has one of her wings left :/ but in homage to yours, Lollipop, I call her Buzzerstein xD.

I always wondered whether the fact my childhood Windy had one back leg shorter than the other was a factory flaw or a mould issue. Actually I think a lot of moulds have this as an issue where a slight miscalculation produces a somewhat wonky batch xD.

I also wonder if things like reverse symbols are just batch differences rather than errors.

But I like them. I also like the minor differences between batches or production areas. Some are more noticeable than others, like Pretty Beat & Baby Starbow. Others are less easy to spot because it's something as simple as factory straight hair rather than curly or a minor shade difference in body, thickness of rooting or whatever. It does make each pony a little unique though...

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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2019, 05:16:36 AM »
I'll consider em if found. Most of my purchases are from thrift stores, ponies from any generation that I don't have are kinda dirty.

Found a G1 Moondancer with non-symmetrical symbols (Pretty sure she's not an italian variant) and a G4 FS Miss Pommel with a section of bangs that's two inches too long than the rest. Haven't seen anypony with missing symbols or messed up eyes.

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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 05:50:24 AM »
I like them, but dont look for them.

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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2019, 09:38:09 AM »
I never say no to a flawed pony, although usually the flaws on my ponies are more due to them having been pre-loved than anything else! If I spotted a pony with an error at a decent price, I would buy it. I wouldn't want one of the super-rare, super-expensive errors because if I spend too much on a pony I don't feel able to enjoy them!
I think the closest thing I have to a factory error is a blind bag Muffins pony with a little smudge of yellow paint on her nose. I think it looks cute!

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Re: Factory Errors... Yay? or Nay?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 01:32:11 PM »
Yay!! :frolic:
I don't specifically look for factory errors but I do like them and if I see one I'll buy it  :happy:  . I have a few  including a Milkyway from childhood who has glitter stars on her body and painted stars with a bit of glitter on them on her head. I have reverse baby candy, and various eye and symbol factory errors. I love any little variations, they're fun! I love comparing my army ponies and checking for them actually.... :P 
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