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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2019, 09:28:35 PM »
The biggest problem is that it's hit and miss.

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Pretty much this. I have a very large collection of G4/4.5, and the hair quality is all over the place.

The worst hair I’ve seen has been on my pearly Sea Pony Rainbow Dash (3”), whose hair was VERY unevenly rooted, falling out in places, and dry as a bone... straight out of the package. On the other hand, I have ponies from all years of production with very nice hair. There’s been soft hair, greasy hair, dry hair, stiff hair, and everything in between...

I don’t think I’ve ever seen poor hair quality in the very early releases (maybe the first two years of G4?), but after that it really is hit or miss. G4.5 seems to lean toward “miss” more often than G4, though.
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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2019, 09:33:18 PM »
So I recently got a G4.5 Princess Celestia and her hair is pretty nice, which was a complete shock because I've become pretty disenchanted with G4.5s due to the hair quality.

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She came out of the box pretty oily like the pearlies did, but I used a different technique this time to rid it of that awful coating. I washed it with shampoo, conditioned it and let it sit for a few minutes, rinsed the conditioner out, and then dipped and swished it in a diluted fabric softener solution and let it set overnight before brushing it out. The result was nice soft hair. It looks kinda frizzy in the photo because she has so much hair, but it's really not. I'm honestly surprised by the hair quality on this gal!
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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2019, 05:37:33 AM »
twirly treats is the baby, right? with a white and blue mane? she ALWAYS has horrible hair when i see her, i have no idea what it is with that set.

I must have gotten lucky with my set. I was just photographing mine for my sales and she has a nice silky mane with a nice curl. I haven't bought any ponies since like 2013, so I didn't know the new ones were so bad. I was tempted to get a new style Fluttershy for my army, but if the quality is that bad, I'll probably just pass.

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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 06:01:09 AM »
twirly treats is the baby, right? with a white and blue mane? she ALWAYS has horrible hair when i see her, i have no idea what it is with that set.

I must have gotten lucky with my set. I was just photographing mine for my sales and she has a nice silky mane with a nice curl. I haven't bought any ponies since like 2013, so I didn't know the new ones were so bad. I was tempted to get a new style Fluttershy for my army, but if the quality is that bad, I'll probably just pass.

People have said ponies in the larger $60 sets have had nicer hair. I can't really confirm because I don't have many, but my Spitfire and Coco Pommel feel decent. Maybe you could get the Fluttershy from one of these Toys R Us sets? Personally I'd recommend the Magic of Everypony fashion style, I have this set and they're sooo nice!
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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2019, 07:41:36 AM »
I have mixed quality in my G4 Applejacks and I am tempted to rehair some of them.
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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 06:16:45 PM »
I always think about this one Rarity I used to have who had the most horrible tail I've ever seen.  It was off-colored, a bit greasy feeling, and about the last third of it was one horrible mat that would never get de-frizzed.  I don't have that one anymore because it was just too depressing for me, haha.
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Re: G4 Hair Quality Comparison
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2019, 11:38:23 AM »
I’ve had some small success getting the bad hair to behave with multiple conditioning and boiling attempts (every few months I take a few of these girls and repeat that process). Setting them in straw curls seems to help a bit, as well. They’re still not as nice as the original G4s, but at least they’re less “bride of Frankenstein”

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