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Online WingsOfMasquerade

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Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« on: May 28, 2019, 04:14:27 AM »
It's an odd question to ask...
Throw out ANY-thing pony? ME???

But I don't know what to do with these.
Like any yard-sailor or thrift-bag picker, you get G4 McDonalds ponies in almost everything you do. I'm always picking up 1 or 2 just to get something else. A bag with a Breyer in it just had 3 of them. I always just clean them up, comb/shampoo them along side the rest of the days 'catch', and then toss them in a bucket because I don't know what to do. But then, after this past weekend...the pony toppled out of the bucket. It's full. Is it 2 pounds of these guys? They're starting to really hog up space. And it's space I don't have because especially now, BasicFun.
I actually have 1 of each of the McPony releases, I always kept the one in the nicest shape so I already have a full set of everything, so I'm not even getting rid of my own stuff, it's all just spares/duplicates/sad ones. Some are better than others, color change hair is nice, the first set of them even had Cheerillee who I do army, so they're not bad exactly but just not 4 of everything.

No one is likely EVER going to want these.
Not like those G3 ones where they actually looked like ponies and could even make pretty little customs or ornaments.
McD did literally a squillion of these things
They weigh a ton to discourage shipping
You'll never be able to sell them at a fair (no shipping) because everybody's got like 30 just out of happenstance
Even if you socked them away in a storage unit and broke 'em out in like 2050 they'd probably still be common
It seems a shame to run out of space like this after going to the trouble of cleaning them all.

So they've got to go, but I don't know how
1. Recycle bucket them
2. Donate them if there's a goodwill (but what if they throw it out)
3. ???

Has anyone else ran into this problem with just 'winding up with' so-so many of these?
What did you end up doing?

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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 04:21:49 AM »
I say just donate them to your nearest thrift.
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 04:48:50 AM »
donate them or give them away to kids at pony fair in July.

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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 04:56:27 AM »
Donate! I'm sure there are tons of kids that would love them.  :)
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 05:00:34 AM »
Believe me, there will always be a kid delighted to receive a McDonald’s pony. :) Definitely donate/give away at a sale or fair. ^_^
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 05:01:22 AM »
You could also offer them up for free on the FB marketplace or Craigslist

They would make nice party favors for a pony theme birthday party
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 05:06:25 AM »
Donate them.
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 05:21:52 AM »
Please don't throw away any ponies! Donate them!
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 02:05:48 PM »
Maybe an art piece with commentary on consumerism and stuff.
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2019, 02:05:54 PM »
Donate them.  Some kid will be happy to get them.

Also the G4 McDonalds ponies are honestly really well-made and well-sculpted.  They had all kinds of interesting and unique poses while the "real" G4 ponies were still in their static "collector pose equivalent" phase.  It would be a shame to throw them out, and someday they won't be as common as they are now.
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2019, 06:37:43 PM »
Donate them.  Some kid will be happy to get them.

Also the G4 McDonalds ponies are honestly really well-made and well-sculpted.  They had all kinds of interesting and unique poses while the "real" G4 ponies were still in their static "collector pose equivalent" phase.  It would be a shame to throw them out, and someday they won't be as common as they are now.

I’m quite fond of them as well! Tragically, I only ever managed to acquire the “TAF” set with all the stickers. I’m still missing all of the others, including the EQGs. >_<;

I don’t know how much shipping would add up to, WingsofMasquerade, but I could probably clear out half of your bucket by myself, lol.
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 06:45:11 PM »
I work at a charity shop and we get Mcdonald's ponies in occasionally. They all sell sooner or later
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 07:16:27 PM »
Echoing donate!!
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2019, 12:42:30 AM »
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Re: Should I Throw Out/Donate My McPonies?
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2019, 01:19:01 AM »
donate or offer here for free + shipping.

Definitely this! I'd offer to take 'em off your hands if I wasn't in the UK, we never got the G4 McPonies over here.
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