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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2020, 04:23:29 AM »
Don't even start me!!!

What I WANT to see with G5:
Different characters we've never had before.
NOT a Core 7/ Mane 6 repeat ad nauseum, but instead a wide variety of characters, including several of different species.
Brushables being the main focus again, with smaller blindbag-styles being secondary to this
A decent size of Pony with Pony-like features & decent hair.

What I EXPECT to see from G5:
Pretty much none of the above...

Welp, Ponybookworm beat me to it. XD

If we’re talking hopes/standards I’d like to see in G5, I’d say... way, WAY less reliance on animation to carry the franchise, and more focus on toys. MLP always put animation on the backburner in previous gens, and the toys were amazing. Then the idea of a central cast took hold, and here we are...  -_-

If we’re talking about what I actually expect them to do? The answer is: reuse the cast, with slight aesthetic or character changes, reuse the tone and storytelling formula, and drown us in a sea of Mane 6 for the NEXT ten years.

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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2020, 04:47:27 AM »
i would have liked to have seen the brand take a break.  it gets exciting for the new generation when the ponies are new and upcoming.  over a decade of FiM is exhausting.   Let us wait ten years and try again >.<

I agree with this. I don't understand the need to hop from one gen to another (for fans, I mean, I understand why Hasbro want to do it).

If you stop being a fan the moment a thing is not in the store or on TV, you weren't much of a fan to begin with.
Sadly Hasbroken doesn't make money off a line if it's on break mode, and money would be the driving factor for them to make ponies.

In terms of the "concepts", were those proven to be true concepts? I heard somewhere that Twilight wasn't going to be in the next iteration, but that could be false too.
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2020, 06:27:12 AM »
I would like to see a huge variety of adorable ponies.  They don’t need names or fleshed out characters.  Just something to collect.

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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2020, 08:18:45 AM »
I sadly expect G5 to just be an "alternate universe G4".
With similar characters and similar character designs.

What dissapointed me the most about the concept art is that the character designs hardly look different. Big eyes. Short noses.

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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2020, 02:55:35 PM »
I sadly expect G5 to just be an "alternate universe G4".
With similar characters and similar character designs.

What dissapointed me the most about the concept art is that the character designs hardly look different. Big eyes. Short noses.

Yeah I didn't like them.either. Some of the horsier G3ish designs were real pretty. But the grayhound looking ones with the pointy noses and thin limbs were equally off-putting.
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2020, 03:20:05 PM »
I sadly expect G5 to just be an "alternate universe G4".
With similar characters and similar character designs.

What dissapointed me the most about the concept art is that the character designs hardly look different. Big eyes. Short noses.

Yeah I didn't like them.either. Some of the horsier G3ish designs were real pretty. But the grayhound looking ones with the pointy noses and thin limbs were equally outputting.

The pinkie pie with the legs-but-no-body is still creeping me out...
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2020, 10:44:46 PM »
Ever since Pony Life was announced, I've been headcanoning a G5 the way I'd want it to be, so I'm prepared to be let down.

My hopes and wishes:
A vast variety of ponies with unique names, colors, and themes to collect
Ponies with a fresh, new style, that still can at least be called equines
Large detailed playsets with lots of accessories that tie into the show
Quality above that of a dollar-store fakie
A series that's a timeless fantasy adventure that appeals to kids and adults alike, but doesn't pander to either of them

My more realistic expectations:
The Mane six, just with horns and wings switched around. Same color schemes, same personality archetypes...zzzz..
Will continue the trend of big eyes and tiny snouts
All toys will be blind bags and/or include slime
Pandering to memes and tween slang with the toyline
Toy quality will make Happy Meal prizes look like handcrafted keepsakes
Making the TV show try way too hard to get an audience of bronies back with even more out of place pop culture references at the expense of good writing



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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2020, 01:19:15 AM »
My expectation is non-Flash animation. The rest are hopes and dreams :lol:
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2020, 07:38:53 AM »
Zero expectations.

But the toys would have to be MINDBLOWING to catch my interest if it's the mane 6 again.

If that's the case they should just rebrand the whole thing as "Mane 6," lmao.
Just declare MLP dead, and call it "These Six Horses in Whatever Art Style is Popular Right Now"

The style is starting to deviate so far from the actual feel of MLP, and more just focused on shoehorning the mane 6 into every new trendy theme or style that comes along. The PonyLife ponies remind me of those LoL dolls, and the G5 concept art has a very Disney cartoon vibe to it, all of them- like Disney princess or that Spirit cartoon. Maybe some anime vibes here and there.
But that was never MLP before, it was its own thing and had its own distinct style (even through to G4), now it just feels like it's trying to "fit in" with everything else that's popular these days, but all feels so same-y.

(so I guess zero expectations isn't necessarily true, then.

...not good expectations. lol)
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2020, 03:35:04 PM »
Zero expectations.

But the toys would have to be MINDBLOWING to catch my interest if it's the mane 6 again.

If that's the case they should just rebrand the whole thing as "Mane 6," lmao.
Just declare MLP dead, and call it "These Six Horses in Whatever Art Style is Popular Right Now"

The style is starting to deviate so far from the actual feel of MLP, and more just focused on shoehorning the mane 6 into every new trendy theme or style that comes along. The PonyLife ponies remind me of those LoL dolls, and the G5 concept art has a very Disney cartoon vibe to it, all of them- like Disney princess or that Spirit cartoon. Maybe some anime vibes here and there.
But that was never MLP before, it was its own thing and had its own distinct style (even through to G4), now it just feels like it's trying to "fit in" with everything else that's popular these days, but all feels so same-y.

(so I guess zero expectations isn't necessarily true, then.

...not good expectations. lol)

How can you say that the G5 art reminds you of the spirit cartoon when they still have balloon heads, bird beaked muzzles and giant eyeballs?  Dreamworks knows what a horse looks like. Even if Riding Free looks like a cheap, cgi computer game you find in the bargain bin, when compared to its beautifully animated predecessor.
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2020, 01:33:08 AM »
Lol apologies, I wasn't trying to take a jab at Spirit... (though admittedly I do find it funny that being compared to G5 MLP is an insult... lol! MLP, what has haaaappened to youuu :( )
Their figures mixed with the Applejack designs reminded me, I suppose. Maybe they were nudging towards MPP inspiration? I didn't get that vibe though, lol. I got the Spirit vibe also because of their love to bandwagon, recently.
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2020, 02:04:09 AM »
Lol apologies, I wasn't trying to take a jab at Spirit... (though admittedly I do find it funny that being compared to G5 MLP is an insult... lol! MLP, what has haaaappened to youuu :( )
Their figures mixed with the Applejack designs reminded me, I suppose. Maybe they were nudging towards MPP inspiration? I didn't get that vibe though, lol. I got the Spirit vibe also because of their love to bandwagon, recently.

I don't take it as an insult. Its just a bizarre comparison that doesn't make sense to me. Unless you mean a noticeable drop in quality, in which case I retract my statement.
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2020, 02:26:30 AM »
Ohh I see, apologies lol I guess looking at it I had remembered it so differently. Totally my bad, I misremembered it entirely. I thought it had a much more modern Disney look with the giant eyes and heads and tiny features they've been going for recently. I must have mixed that up with something else. Looking at it yes that show does look totally fine honestly. Now I'm wondering what I must have been thinking of, lol. Apologies.

I do think maybe Applejack's more natural coat made me think of that.
I do think it is an interesting idea for her though, I like the idea of natural ponies as well.

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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2020, 02:50:57 AM »
Ohh I see, apologies lol I guess looking at it I had remembered it so differently. Totally my bad, I misremembered it entirely. I thought it had a much more modern Disney look with the giant eyes and heads and tiny features they've been going for recently. I must have mixed that up with something else. Looking at it yes that show does look totally fine honestly. Now I'm wondering what I must have been thinking of, lol. Apologies.

I do think maybe Applejack's more natural coat made me think of that.
I do think it is an interesting idea for her though, I like the idea of natural ponies as well.

Why are you apologizing? There's no reason to. :silly: :hug:
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Re: G5- do you have expectations?
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2020, 02:51:16 AM »
If Hasbro could take the quality/variety/cutness of the Hairdorables toyline by Justplay and turn that into G5 ponies, then I'd say they'd win me and my money back. But the stuff Hasbro has on the shelves right now doesn't move me.
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