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Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« on: August 30, 2019, 06:38:53 PM »
I got my set of Retro Rainbow Mane 6 from Amazon!   Link to my video review and pictures below.  What do y'all think?

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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 06:45:40 PM »
I think these would be adorable for customs!  ^.^
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 07:38:08 PM »
Oh, so they're G4 sized! I guess that makes sense.

eeee, they're so cute! Their eyes still look weird to me, though.
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 07:47:40 PM »
They're so cute! I need to go watch your review!
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 07:57:38 PM »
Ooh they look amazing that size and I do like their eyes!  :biggrin:
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 08:09:22 PM »
I watched your review and comparison. Excellent as always, I love the softer colors and different symbols. I'm glad to hear the hair is better quality, I don't mind Rarity's missing stripe. I'm a bit disappointed about the hard plastic, but, such is life.  I guess I'm the opposite of you, in that the pegasus heads bother me less then the unicorn heads. The horns seem different from both G1, G3 and G4. I like them. I'm gonna hafta get a pack for myself.
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 08:19:00 PM »
I got them too- they are cute- like the size of a baby pony!  The packaging is so pretty too

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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 08:59:37 PM »
Putting them alongside the G1 really demonstrates that they look nothing like G1 at all :/

But I'm glad the quality is better than we feared it might be for the hair.

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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 09:03:13 PM »
Aaaaaaawww! I thought they'd be bigger! they're SO CUTE!

Putting them alongside the G1 really demonstrates that they look nothing like G1 at all :/

But I'm glad the quality is better than we feared it might be for the hair.

if anything, I think they look like the retro art! Which I think is super cool because it's really cute imo ^^
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 09:19:18 PM »
Aaaaaaawww! I thought they'd be bigger! they're SO CUTE!

Putting them alongside the G1 really demonstrates that they look nothing like G1 at all :/

But I'm glad the quality is better than we feared it might be for the hair.

if anything, I think they look like the retro art! Which I think is super cool because it's really cute imo ^^

People keep saying that, but clearly I'm ponyblind because I absolutely can't see it. The art looks more like G1. The ponies don't.
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2019, 09:51:26 PM »
I love the pegasus pose. It's too bad about the neck and wonky eyes though. If you style the hair and repaint it I think they would look awesome! I'd love to see customs made from these some day.

Mine come tomorrow, supposedly! I'm excited, but I think these will actually be worth $25. Mane6 sets are usually around $30 aren't they? And I'm sure this will go down in price even more.
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2019, 10:03:11 PM »
They're ok.  The new retro art doesn't look much like G1 to me but they really did a good job designing these to look like a G1 pony - simple symbols, softer colors. 

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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2019, 11:52:08 PM »
Oooo thank you for the review and the photos, Sunset! Mine arrived today too! I hope you don't mind I put my own thoughts on this set here, instead of starting a new thread. :)

Pros:
-I like the size and the price. I feel like $25 is a good price for six toys of this size.
-The box is just gorgeous. I am one who really dislikes the 'new' G1 vectors (especially since they lazily didn't put in the whites of their eyes), but I love the colors of the box and the rainbows. There's a cute little icon that says "My Little Pony est. '83" on the back.
-I really like that Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash and Twilight can balance in the rearing pose! That's so cool! That's something that I think wouldn't have happened if these were G1 size.
-The G1-style symbols. Of course. And the colors.
-Twilight has one color stripe in her mane, reminiscent of G1 unicorns.
-Those little plastic pieces they sew into the mane to hold it in place just falls out now when I tug the pony out of her spot in the plastic packaging. Nice!
-All around they are very cute and look good on display.

Cons:
-GAH I HATE how G4's and any other ponies made by Hasbro in this era have symbols on only one side!  :pout: If these are supposed to be retro, Hasbro, why didn't you put symbols on both sides!?
-No tail bows, even though the vector art has them.
-The G1-style pegasus wings cover up some of Fluttershy, RD's, and TS's symbols. Super annoying! They couldn't have designed a better mold? Maybe make the symbols a bit smaller and move the wings forward? Original G1 pegasus wings never covered up symbols.
-Although the hair is soft and nice feeling, I feel like it's a little too sparse. They're not balding, for sure, but they feel kinda like they have the amount of hair I'd expect on a fakie, not on a Hasbro product. Also, two of mine had small chunks of hair longer than the rest of the mane/tail, showing that Hasbro's quality control still isn't what it used to be.
-My Twilight, Fluttershy, and Pinkie have perfect neck seams, but Rarity, RD, and AJ have neck seams that don't match very well between head and body, leaving a bit of a lip around the neck. Another quality control issue, I guess?

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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2019, 02:04:38 AM »
Adorable! Glad to hear about the hair quality, too - I'd hoped as much, since it looked nice in the pictures. I'll definitely be buying this at some point.
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Re: Hasbro's Retro Rainbow Mane 6
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2019, 02:21:22 AM »
Got mine yesterday as well. Cute, but I wasn't too impressed.