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Author Topic: NY toy fair - February 2019  (Read 5340 times)

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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #105 on: February 21, 2019, 09:29:54 AM »
those flutter wings look as tough as nails and built to last :lol: bridge direct sure are listening aren't they.

But that's the problem as well. Flutters are a risky choice of retro because getting the wings so they don't break but don't disappoint is going to be a challenge.

I am also concerned about whether they will have the right sparkle. There is an irridescence to the original wings which, as I mentioned before, is easily dulled by layers of dust, discolouration...and perhaps overly thick reproduction :/ While I absolutely accept the flutters could not be rereleased with wings as flimsy as those we grew up with, I would still rather they didn't make the set than compromised on the delicacy and beauty of the set's main feature.

How you do that I don't know, I'm not the manufacturer. I just think it's a gamble.

I shouldn't worry, if they do make them, I'm sure they will dazzle.

Have you walked into places like Smiggle where even their mermaid themed notebooks have that ultra-shiny Aurora Borealis (AB) plastic on them?

I'm confident that they have the resources to make them both strong, playable and shiny  :biggrin:
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #106 on: February 21, 2019, 10:24:14 AM »
They went straight for the flutter ponies  :heart: :heart: :heart: :party:!!! All bets are off, anything can happen now! Exciting times lol  :frolic:
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #107 on: February 21, 2019, 10:06:11 PM »
I agree on the confetti bombs...I don’t like them either. I try to open them over a plastic shopping bag.

I wish the Flutter Ponies included Rosedust. I know she wasn’t along until year 4 of the Flutter Ponies, but I had a canteen with Rosedust but never had her as a pony.
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #108 on: February 21, 2019, 10:08:52 PM »
I can see why they'd skip sea ponies in favor of flutter ponies- maybe they didn't have as wide of appeal or there were issues with packaging or cost of production (like the shells?)

I'm sure that is why they are skipping the larger play sets, they probably decided it was unlikely stores would pick up something so large solely for nostalgia

I do hope they jump to baby ponies next!

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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #109 on: February 22, 2019, 01:36:34 AM »
I can see why they'd skip sea ponies in favor of flutter ponies- maybe they didn't have as wide of appeal or there were issues with packaging or cost of production (like the shells?)

I'm sure that is why they are skipping the larger play sets, they probably decided it was unlikely stores would pick up something so large solely for nostalgia

I do hope they jump to baby ponies next!

And it's possible they're using Flutters to see if there's any interest in the "gimmick" pony lines (I couldn't think of how else to describe them--non-mainstream?-- The Not Earth, Pegasus, or Unicorn lines? :shrug:).  So maybe they'll come back to Sea Ponies later.

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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #110 on: February 22, 2019, 02:27:55 AM »
do you think there is a possibility lemon drop might be a test run too so may not make it into production?

I would love to see them do sprinkles and go by the box prototype so she will be blue with blue hair :D
and if they don't do the big playsets they could do a box set of playset ponies like lemon drop, majesty, sprinkles etc..
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #111 on: February 22, 2019, 02:55:11 AM »
do you think there is a possibility lemon drop might be a test run too so may not make it into production?

I would love to see them do sprinkles and go by the box prototype so she will be blue with blue hair :D
and if they don't do the big playsets they could do a box set of playset ponies like lemon drop, majesty, sprinkles etc..

I also think Lemon Drop might be a test run and that if she is produced in large numbers they might use the Show Stable for the final product  instead of the purple Pretty Parlor.

My Target store has several of the Pretty Parlors with Peachy in stock. They were overstocked around Christmas and 5 or 6 are usually always on the shelves. If Lemon Drop is issued with a purple Pretty Parlor I won’t be adding her to my Basic Fun ponies since I already have a G1 Lemon Drop and the Basic Fun Pretty Parlor and Peachy.

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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #112 on: February 22, 2019, 04:40:26 AM »
The Pretty Parlor has been a shelf warmer at my store as well. I mean...I do want a Lemon Drop, but I'll have to see if my Target will consider getting what is essentially a different skin of a not-well-selling product.
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #113 on: February 22, 2019, 11:12:20 AM »
A show stable would be cool, yes! I do wish they would change things up a bit though; I don't mind there being only one pose for flutters, but a Rosedust in the walking pose would be amazing. In general, characters in a pose different from the original one. But, not complaining here, just hoping.

Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #114 on: February 22, 2019, 01:17:49 PM »
This year is going to be crazy for me, first a new Minty, and now a Lemon Drop!!! O: I really hope she'll be available in Sweden. My army needs her. <3
Also, excited to see flutters :D
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #115 on: February 22, 2019, 06:39:34 PM »
There was a time when anything Minty could rope me in but... not in an expensive set with molds I still dislike.
Her symbol can't be seen in that pack because they always put them on one side. So I'd laugh if this was just a trick, you buy the set and oops she has the wrong symbol :lol:

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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #116 on: February 22, 2019, 06:41:27 PM »
Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #117 on: February 22, 2019, 07:27:43 PM »
Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #118 on: February 22, 2019, 07:36:54 PM »
Mimic and Brighteyes :cool: Imagine the scalpers.

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Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
« Reply #119 on: February 22, 2019, 07:49:36 PM »
I agree on the confetti bombs...I don’t like them either. I try to open them over a plastic shopping bag.

I wish the Flutter Ponies included Rosedust. I know she wasn’t along until year 4 of the Flutter Ponies, but I had a canteen with Rosedust but never had her as a pony.

Rosedust was sold in both years of the flutter release in most all countries that had flutters. Flutters themselves didn't appear till "Year 4" if you go by the US timeline (1985 or 1986 for those of us not in the US xD) so the ones on the display are from Rosedust's set. I think it's just that was the pose and set of ponies they had.

I would be surprised if they didn't make Rosedust. I have never been that keen on her, but from the number of doubles I've had over the years, I think my view is a minority and she'd be heavily in demand...

Masquerade and Fizzy would be enough for me. Don't want Sweetie, don't like the US name ;)

Mimic, Quackers, Bright Eyes are beautiful. But they have no nostalgia for me...Tic Tac TOe and Locket, on the other hand? Bring them on.
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