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Do you like/collect g3.5?

I love them and actively seek them/have finished my collection!
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I like them but I do not actively seek them out.
19 (23.8%)
I've gotten a few. I'll keep them, but I don't care for them.
23 (28.8%)
I do not like them and try to get them out of the house if I can.
24 (30%)
I hate them viciously and they are banned from the herd.
10 (12.5%)
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Author Topic: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?  (Read 1533 times)

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Offline BlushingBlue

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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2019, 09:09:00 AM »
The only ones I can stomach are the "moms". In my head, they are the awkward teens of G3 and have kind of a Babysitters Club thing going on.

It's kind of a pity, since the G3.5 hair is often really nice, but I just can't get over their weird sculpts. And the whole Core Seven thing (really just Six at that point, poor Toola Roola!) is an automatic thumbs-down.

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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2019, 01:48:53 PM »
A big nope 10 years ago, and a big nope today. XD
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2019, 10:24:43 AM »
No then, and no now. They don't get to be in my collection, they weird me out with their jumbo heads... I get them, clean them and they go straight into the trade bin.

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The DVD that came with the convertible in the US. It's on my media grail list. I NEED it!
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 06:55:56 PM »
Neither do I. I still think the Core was cheap reuse of some G3 ponies and Star Song is a very good example for that since she is Silver Glow's repainted and renamed version with the same cutie mark. Hasbro knew that and that's why they changed her wings in no time.
Also, I'm still a hardcore G3 Minty fan so I can't forgive for Pinkie how she dumped poor silly Minty.
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2019, 08:20:52 PM »
Neither do I. I still think the Core was cheap reuse of some G3 ponies and Star Song is a very good example for that since she is Silver Glow's repainted and renamed version with the same cutie mark. Hasbro knew that and that's why they changed her wings in no time.
Also, I'm still a hardcore G3 Minty fan so I can't forgive for Pinkie how she dumped poor silly Minty.

Yeah what's the deal with that? Minty was a popular character, she could've easily been the artsy pony instead of Toola-Roola.
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2019, 07:26:15 PM »
To this day, I have no idea why they didn't make Minty one of the Core 7. If they had to had to cut the line down to just seven characters, then surely it'd make sense to use a very popular character as one of those seven?? Weird.
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2019, 02:54:10 AM »
Oh I’m still bitter about Minty being cut! I never liked the new characters they introduced, they were all so lazy in design, and they already had well liked characters that could have easily fit in the personality types they wanted for core 7!

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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2019, 04:14:28 PM »
At the time it was nice and refreshing to see brushable pony toys with such a cartoonish look and proportions. Now we've had G4 toys that has arguably done it better, but I think G3.5 still has an unique charm to it. I appreciate that they tried to make each pony an individual. I'm not sure how well they succeeded at it, but I atleast like the idea. One thing that was really nice, as others have mentioned, was the individual hair styles and the thickly rooted hair. It does feel like the line ended to quickly for it to reach its full potential. The Newborn Cuties, although I find their designs questionable, had some of the best accessories we'd seen in a while (or have seen since then). It even felt like they were paying some tribute to the classic G1 baby accessories.

I wouldn't go out of my way to collect them, but they do have some cool traits that I hope we'll see again in later generations.

As for why Minty was excluded, I'm guessing Rainbow Dash was still considered more deserving of a spot. And in a set of seven they weren't going to have two ponies with a bluish/greenish body color. (it's totally ok if more than half of them are pink/purple though :lol:)

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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2019, 07:39:38 PM »
Sweetie Belle is cute, the proportions work on her. But that's about it. The newborns were scary!

I think they tried to give MLP the Littlest Pet Shop design style, and it didn't really translate well.
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2019, 08:44:26 PM »
I didn't mind them. I thought they were cute, although I did prefer the other gens. I still like them, and Starsong is still a favourite of mine anyway :)
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2019, 05:14:50 AM »
I was getting "too old" at that point and thought they looked silly and overly childish and girlish, which I feel bad for thinking now.

I'd love to get my hands on some!
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Re: G3.5 10 Years Later-Thoughts?
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2019, 06:50:57 AM »
I only got one, mainly to have an all-generations thing going on. (cheated with G2 though and only have a McDonald's pony, BUT.......)
G3.5 were too weird, don't get why they did that change when G3s already were cute.
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