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Author Topic: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????  (Read 13185 times)

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #105 on: June 16, 2019, 07:03:24 PM »
Oh, huh, how weird/cool.. I bet it's a replica of a show prop too, the style/design looks very retro. Like, the solid colours and everything; haven't seen a backpack like that in years.

What an odd choice of characters, though! Although...

The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...

...you do have a point. ;)
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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #106 on: June 16, 2019, 10:47:53 PM »
The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...

Lol

I do remember seeing this artwork on a real vintage item though. I don’t think it was a backpack. I thought it was either a duffle bag or lunchbox. So it is possible that this backpack was a real item from the 80’s and they’ve  remade it. I haven’t had a chance to look up vintage pony school supplies. If I find anything I’ll let you all know :)

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #107 on: June 16, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »
Yup!!  Definitely that artwork was on a vintage lunchbox...like a soft sided one. I have a photo of it but am having difficulty getting it linked at the moment :P

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #108 on: June 17, 2019, 12:02:37 AM »
The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...

XD

It looks like a pretty faithful copy of this vintage bag:
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But I actually really hope it isn't in the show. There's no possible way this could be an item from Indiana in 1985, since the eyelash princesses didn't come out until 1990, and I'm pretty sure that backpack is European anyway. :huh: It's sort of disrespectful to be faithful to the minutiae of 80s "boys" stuff, and then just use whatever the frilliest thing you can find for the girls' side regardless of accuracy.

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #109 on: June 17, 2019, 12:07:02 AM »
Hmm, yeah... that would definitely be an anachronism. :/ RaMC/Applejack would be very accurate to 1985... I wonder how they landed on a 1990 backpack (if, indeed, it is featured in the show).
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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #110 on: June 17, 2019, 12:18:40 AM »
To be fair, I don’t know enough about the “boy’s” 80s nostalgia to know if the show is being accurate down to specific year.

Out of curiosity, how many mlp backpacks existed?  I remember seeing duffle bags and purses but not a lot of backpacks.  Did someone just search for images of an mlp backpack?  Or did someone connected to the show actually own the original backpack and that’s why it was specifically chosen?

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #111 on: June 17, 2019, 02:03:12 AM »
Yes, I knew I saw it on a lunch box! Still can’t find a picture of it though. And oh there was a backpack! I haven’t seen that, I tried looking and couldn’t find anything lol.

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #112 on: June 17, 2019, 02:42:58 AM »
So I did find some back packs listed on mylittlewiki including this one.

Also,  posted by Summer on Facebook

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The bag is being used as a prop in this season's show. The prop master's wife (who happens to be a friend) contacted me wanting to see if I had one to borrow for filming. ;)

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #113 on: June 17, 2019, 03:44:04 AM »
OMG the eyelash princesses that is amazing ahahah  :lol:

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #114 on: June 17, 2019, 04:21:05 AM »
So I did find some back packs listed on mylittlewiki including this one.

Also,  posted by Summer on Facebook

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The bag is being used as a prop in this season's show. The prop master's wife (who happens to be a friend) contacted me wanting to see if I had one to borrow for filming. ;)

Aaand let’s watch the market value of the original bag go up like a rocket. XD
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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #115 on: June 17, 2019, 05:52:41 AM »
Also,  posted by Summer on Facebook

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The bag is being used as a prop in this season's show. The prop master's wife (who happens to be a friend) contacted me wanting to see if I had one to borrow for filming. ;)

Well that's disappointing... But I guess if the anachronism is coming from inside the house, then there's no room to complain. :P

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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #116 on: June 17, 2019, 01:06:17 PM »
I never seen stranger things but I am digging the "Emo AJ" look.
Also, I have seen some retro MLP shirts popping up on Taobao recently. One had the the baby ponies with the printed diapers, one had a female thundercloud (I bought this one cause it came in a normal size (not asian sizes) and some other knockoff mosshino? prints
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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #117 on: June 17, 2019, 02:37:22 PM »
Huh, that's kinda cool. I don't watch the show so idk how good they are usually for avoiding anachronisms.. I have to admit I probably wouldn't have thought about this being one without it being pointed out to me. At least they got the generation right, instead of using G3 like I've seen some "retro" things do :p
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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #118 on: June 17, 2019, 11:10:17 PM »
This was also posted in the comments about the backpack on Facebook.  Looks like an attempt was made to find a more time accurate prop.   I’m guessing they were either unable to find someone who had one and was willing to lend/sell it or was unable to find one that looked like it was relatively new and not 30+ years old.  Those older backpacks do look like they wouldn’t hold up very well.


https://mobile.twitter.com/gmberrow/status/986050041348370432?fbclid=IwAR2_FGVZ3F49p4Fnk_YiYUBgNLBp8rFujpcKSEmXkd1ZdQtfbi_AQYWg47g


Now it’ll be interesting to see if a bracelet or watch shows up.

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It was also pointed out that if you look very carefully at this poster, you can see Erica wearing what looks like this backpack.
https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/
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Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
« Reply #119 on: June 17, 2019, 11:25:31 PM »
Wow I'm shocked SHOCKED this is real and will be at (is at) Target! 

I will admit dark AJ looks super cool and of course I love Stranger Things and have been dying for Season 3....