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Title: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 25, 2021, 04:47:00 PM
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Got a quick look of the G5 toys.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SweetLemons on February 25, 2021, 04:48:15 PM
AAAAAAAA IZZY IS SO FRICKIN ADORABLE!

Okay yeah G5 has me sold I'll take 20.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Harmonie on February 25, 2021, 04:49:33 PM
They have some good points to them. They look like they'll be larger than the Gen 4 ponies? Hopefully.

However, I just can't get over the flat face. =(
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Aquatic Neon on February 25, 2021, 04:50:07 PM
They look very much like a G2 and Guardians of Harmony combination so far. The hair does look thick and possibly better quality. See molded hair as well.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shrojjy on February 25, 2021, 04:50:42 PM
i... am not a fan. oh well, maybe the other stuff will look better?  ^^; i guess i don't need to be buying more plastic stuff anyway.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on February 25, 2021, 04:51:25 PM
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Got a quick look of the G5 toys.

Thank you for posting the first glance :D
Hm.. I love all of Sunny's accessories.

Sunny doesn't have articulation -- and the other two are. So maybe they will be two different sets? One with rooted hair, one without?

Edit again -- I'm really liking the back legs on sunny :heart: no more blobby sticks.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Mrs. Prospector on February 25, 2021, 04:51:52 PM
Don't really like them. Their heads are so tall, and their muzzles so short. They look kinda scary from the front.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: lalalei2001 on February 25, 2021, 04:52:12 PM
Guys I think Sunny is a remix of this G3 background character

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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: fuzzysherbet on February 25, 2021, 04:52:23 PM
I don't hate it? I agree that these look like they'll be bigger, and I like the body shape well enough, but seriously, would a more equine face be too much to ask? Also not a fan of those articulated ponies, but I'm never a fan of those regardless of generation.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 25, 2021, 04:55:45 PM
Sunny's toy seems to have a lot of hair, which is exciting! It definitely does look like G5 will launch with both the regular brushable hair line, and also a GOH-esque molded hair, articulated line. I'm happy the brushables seem like they'll have a lot of hair, I hope we get to see the brushables for the other characters (and Sunny's molded toy) soon!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Harmonie on February 25, 2021, 04:57:16 PM
Don't really like them. Their heads are so tall, and their muzzles so short. They look kinda scary from the front.

Yeah, they look odd from the front. I don't want to say they look scary persay, but I don't much care for it.

However, the one featured in the shot on the left does look quite cute from the side and the accessories are pretty. I might be interested in picking up some of these... and display them only from the side.  :lol:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 25, 2021, 04:58:31 PM
G3.5 head on G2 body. Hard pass for me.
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Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 25, 2021, 05:02:05 PM
The yellow one looks like it might be a boy.  The head shape seems a little more angular. 
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on February 25, 2021, 05:02:31 PM
The yellow one looks like it might be a boy.  The head shape seems a little more angular. 

He is.

see this animation - http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,400834.msg1844836.html#msg1844836
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Rika_of_Thunder on February 25, 2021, 05:03:02 PM
Sunny's eyes are.... very close together. Izzy is pretty cute but she looks like she's Seen some things

"I have gazed into the abyss, heard it speak my name, and gained only suffering in return"
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but hey it looks like the accessories are actually PAINTED which is definitely something
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shaiyeh on February 25, 2021, 05:04:39 PM
I hope we'll get a lot of the brushables. I like what I'm seeing so far, thanks for the side view of the face. :D molded hair is not for me, but I can't wait to see more pics of these!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Flitter on February 25, 2021, 05:04:46 PM
They seem to have a hard time translating the movie model faces onto the merch and toys. Front facing, the eyes seem really wierd both here and the previously seen bedding.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 25, 2021, 05:04:51 PM
I like the body and I LOVE the accessories for Sunny but those heads... at least put their eyes a bit further apart? ^^;
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on February 25, 2021, 05:07:19 PM
They seem to have a hard time translating the movie model faces onto the merch and toys. Front facing, the eyes seem really wierd both here and the previously seen bedding.

I agree.. :( They need to be angled.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Carrehz on February 25, 2021, 05:07:46 PM
They seem to have a hard time translating the movie model faces onto the merch and toys. Front facing, the eyes seem really wierd both here and the previously seen bedding.

I noticed that too, they just can't quite get that front facing view right. hardly the first cartoon to have awkward front views, but it sticks out more here since they keep showing the ponies from that angle instead of just avoiding it >_< and of course it's impossible to avoid it on a toy to begin with. I hope they straighten that out soon.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 25, 2021, 05:12:08 PM
The yellow one looks like it might be a boy.  The head shape seems a little more angular. 

He is.

see this animation - http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,400834.msg1844836.html#msg1844836

Neat!  I'm glad they're throwing boy characters into the mix from the get-go this time. 

I hope we'll get a lot of the brushables. I like what I'm seeing so far, thanks for the side view of the face. :D molded hair is not for me, but I can't wait to see more pics of these!

The first set from the FiM line was molded hair.  I really like the hair they have on the one brushable they've shown so I hope they do more, too.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sentimental on February 25, 2021, 05:14:19 PM
the front face mold is definitely a weird design choice.... i'm also not really a huge fan of the factory paint!
however, it does look like they would lend well to customizing, and repositioning the eyes that way! i don't see any pronounced
divets where the eye should be on the mock-ups at least.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on February 25, 2021, 05:32:36 PM
I like the body and I LOVE the accessories for Sunny but those heads... at least put their eyes a bit further apart? ^^;

I would have been ok with the heads if they had gone the early G4 route and gave them thicker necks with the back of the head lining up with the neck instead of sitting on top of it.
Also, just for the customizers sake, I hope the rooted head is a squishy doll head and not a hard plastic dome like G4.5. With a new face-up they could have potential to look G2ish.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Taffeta on February 25, 2021, 05:35:03 PM
I'm thinking of the head shrinking and stuff they did in the MH community and wondering how long before someone experiments with one of these.

It is really interesting how like G2 the bodies seem to be in proportion and also with the idea of poseable and not. I also hope for more with lots of brushy hair. That will probably win me over even though I'm not sure I like ponies looking like they can make disney princess faces.

These do seem aimed at kids though. That's something at least.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SunPony on February 25, 2021, 05:36:51 PM
They seem to have a hard time translating the movie model faces onto the merch and toys. Front facing, the eyes seem really wierd both here and the previously seen bedding.

I agree with this assessment.  Still loving the body designs as toys but the head got weirder...
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 25, 2021, 05:40:43 PM
I'm hoping these are bigger than G4s. I think G2 size would be really nice for this style.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: serena-hime on February 25, 2021, 05:42:20 PM
Not a fan of how flat they are, they look like G2 got hit with a frying pan lol
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SweetLemons on February 25, 2021, 05:42:52 PM
These do seem aimed at kids though. That's something at least.
I'm glad it's looking that way. Hopefully this will be the death of the disturbingly graphic side of the MLP fandom, I saw a tweet a few minutes ago that had screenshots of the infamous disgusting MLP fan forum where we got leaked info of the G5 pony names (if you know you know) and they seem to be HATING G5, so great sign! I also hope that the movie and subsequent series are appealing to children and families of all ages without pandering to older audiences like late FiM did. I hope they realize that this franchise is for children first, everyone else is just along for the ride.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on February 25, 2021, 05:44:28 PM
I don't particularly like that hard angle of head to neck connection, it just looks like the head was forced onto the wrong body, it just doesn't quite look right to me.

Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on February 25, 2021, 05:54:30 PM
Anyone think the pom is in the pouch of the boy?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: InkyMilk on February 25, 2021, 05:54:52 PM
I'm on my phone so I can't see a close up of the photo, but are they ALL articulated? If so, that will be incredibly disappointing 😓 I actually think these designs are super cute and I'm totally excited to add some to my collection, but not if they only have those hideous moveable legs!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shrojjy on February 25, 2021, 05:58:27 PM
Anyone think the pom is in the pouch of the boy?

i thought it was a parakeet, but could definitely be the pom.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SweetLemons on February 25, 2021, 05:58:30 PM
I'm on my phone so I can't see a close up of the photo, but are they ALL articulated? If so, that will be incredibly disappointing 😓 I actually think these designs are super cute and I'm totally excited to add some to my collection, but not if they only have those hideous moveable legs!
No, just the ones with molded hair. I think they're going to run brushables and Guardians of Harmony type toys side by side. The brushables have no articulation.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on February 25, 2021, 05:58:44 PM
I'm on my phone so I can't see a close up of the photo, but are they ALL articulated? If so, that will be incredibly disappointing 😓 I actually think these designs are super cute and I'm totally excited to add some to my collection, but not if they only have those hideous moveable legs!

Sunny is not-- look at her back leg. She also has rooted hair.  So there seems to be 2 styles of toys.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 25, 2021, 06:01:33 PM
They remind of a doll line that had colorful horses, but I can't remember what it was. I don't like the human faces or boots. Is it too much for a brand called My Little Pony, to have ponies?

ETA: Someone pointed out that they look like Shopkins horses. Which is right on the nose.

ETA: if the boy ponies have proper muzzles and real manes, I'll pick up a few.

Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 25, 2021, 06:47:16 PM
G3.5 head on G2 body. Hard pass for me.
yep thats what i was thinking  -_- its a big nope from me
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Pinkie21 on February 25, 2021, 06:48:39 PM
Ugh, enough with the molded hair. 
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: glitterball on February 25, 2021, 06:58:07 PM
Hmm not sure if I like the design... showed my kid and she wasn't that keen.

I suppose it would be better to save my judgement until I get to see them in real life - but so far they don't grab me.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Koudoawaia on February 25, 2021, 07:00:12 PM
I think they look nice^^ Only thing I'm not a big fan of are the gigantic shoes on the male one but the rest of it looks awesome
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 25, 2021, 07:03:00 PM
Do you guys remember the filly funtasia flocked fakies? It might be interesting to get a flocked set.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 25, 2021, 07:15:12 PM
I was a bit taken aback at first but I'm warming up. Someone in my server posted an edit of them with their eyes spaced further apart, they look much better like that. I hope that they move the eyes around a bit but I do think they look nice in other angles and I'm warming up.
Just like with the reboots, they look better with hair covering their faces.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: LivioKelem on February 25, 2021, 07:19:19 PM
So lo-ong body... Squere backside. Strange eyebrows. And her eyes so close... May be... Something like that can be better?
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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: InkyMilk on February 25, 2021, 07:26:18 PM
Is it typical for toy designs to change a little bit once they hit the shelves from these initial unveilings?

I definitely don't hate these designs, but I can see how they might benefit from a little sprucing up, especially their faces. But I like the general direction they're going for their bodies. I can see how they wanted to make sure they looked distinct enough from FiM, but still keep in line with the classic, chubby, MLP aesthetic. I think the feathered hooves were a brilliant touch!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SpacePinto on February 25, 2021, 07:38:59 PM
Their heads look like a Dyson hand dryer.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ponybookworm on February 25, 2021, 08:06:58 PM
They look much the  same as the merch art wi those questionable noses & mouths. But loving the brushable hair on Sunny!!! And I do hope they're bigger than G4s, even if it means they cost a bit more
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Loa on February 25, 2021, 08:20:50 PM
To me they look like Creamsicle.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Carrehz on February 25, 2021, 08:34:56 PM
Is it typical for toy designs to change a little bit once they hit the shelves from these initial unveilings?

It's not unheard of! it is entirely possible these designs could get refined a little before they're released. I imagine they're probably at least mostly finalized, though.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on February 25, 2021, 08:54:09 PM
Their heads look like a Dyson hand dryer.

This might be the most specific insult I have read on here in a long time :lol:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shrojjy on February 25, 2021, 08:57:55 PM
i'm wondering if these are "movie" toys and we'll get more typical small brushables in 2022.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: BethyVic on February 25, 2021, 08:59:14 PM
Their noses and mouths are such a weird shape. 
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 25, 2021, 09:38:43 PM
Their heads look like a Dyson hand dryer.

:lmao:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 25, 2021, 09:46:43 PM
I can't get over the dachshund-like body, wonky legs and huge head on that thin neck. With G2, at least everything was in proportion.

Maybe in different, more animated poses this will look better? Like the G2 Morning Glory walking pose.

I wonder if the rest of the extended plot (leaked after an early test screening, months ago) turns out to be true as well, since the names are.

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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 26, 2021, 12:29:23 AM
G3.5 head on G2 body. Hard pass for me.
YES! 

It's odd.  I may get used to it. I like the way it looks in CGI so much better than the actual products though :(   I am not buying anything straight out from the release... but I may warm up to it.  They are just super long.... like weiner dogs!

I do appreciate that they didn't just go straight for the GIRLY colours  - there is pink, but it's balanced with other colours.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2021, 12:42:55 AM
Hopefully there will be lots of characters and not just 3 or 4 ad naseum. Kids don't like buying a bajillion of the same thing.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on February 26, 2021, 12:59:37 AM
Hopefully there will be lots of characters and not just 3 or 4 ad naseum. Kids don't like buying a bajillion of the same thing.
:O You sayin' kids don't need a bajillion of MLP toys?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 26, 2021, 01:11:45 AM
Well. I collect orange ponies (and sometimes yellow ponies, and white ponies too, um...) and I don't automatically hate these like I did G4. For one, I like the eyebrows. I love the hooves and feathering or whatever is going on there. The accessories look cute and I just noticed that Sunny has those star dangle do-dads the Celestial G1s would have had in her hair. Neat.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: MoonShadow on February 26, 2021, 01:19:39 AM
The animation doesn't look bad at all. 

Hopefully it is just the angle, but the toys (specifically the brushable) look too piggy.  They kind of look like Calico Critters/Sylvanian Families pigs with different eyes.  lol!

I like the G2 body, but not sure about the heads... I was hoping for something more horsey. :(
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: CloudyGlow on February 26, 2021, 01:39:15 AM
The animated models are much better than what the bed sheets look like! I love the new boy too
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Nemesis on February 26, 2021, 02:02:07 AM
Agreeing that these would look better if the eyes were placed just a liiiiittle differently (crossover/pseudo-retro ponies deja vu, anyone?), but it doesn’t bother me too much. That edit really perfects the placement, though.

I don’t want to rehash all my thoughts from the design thread, so I’m just going to say that I’m very happy overall with these. The necks are a little long, and the heads are a little too human for my taste, but most of the G4 qualities I disliked are gone. No bellbottom legs, no Powerpuff Girls eyes, no beak-shaped noses... I’m content. XD

I’m a little sad that they’re still making the male characters look different from the females, but only G2 ever avoided that. Horses have basically zero sexual dimorphism, so it just seems silly to me. :shrug: That’s a really minor gripe, though.

They have very human hairlines as opposed to manes, but I don’t mind it. It opens the door for more hairstyles and hairplay, which is probably a smart move toywise.

The one thing bothering me... We have nothing to determine the SCALE of these toys. Plus, I want to see what brushables are going to look like for Izzy and the pink pegasus (has she been named?).

Also, just for the customizers sake, I hope the rooted head is a squishy doll head and not a hard plastic dome like G4.5. With a new face-up they could have potential to look G2ish.

Whatever they make them from, I just want the head and body to be the same material. I can’t go through the head/body mismatch nightmare of early G4 again. I just can’t. :yikes:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 26, 2021, 02:06:56 AM
Hopefully there will be lots of characters and not just 3 or 4 ad naseum. Kids don't like buying a bajillion of the same thing.

Yes please! I like how these new main ponies for G5 look right now, and I don't want to get as tired of them as I got with the Mane 6. I think they should maybe only give them two (main brushable) toys a year, filling out the rest of the brushables each toy reset with different, new ponies each time. Have it be more similar to pre-Core 7 G3 where there are ponies that get released more (Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Sunny Daze, Sparkleworks, etc), but most releases are new characters.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2021, 02:09:53 AM
You guys bring up interesting points about customizing. You can't always tell from a picture, but they look like hard plastic.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Nemesis on February 26, 2021, 02:17:07 AM
Hopefully there will be lots of characters and not just 3 or 4 ad naseum. Kids don't like buying a bajillion of the same thing.

Yes please! I like how these new main ponies for G5 look right now, and I don't want to get as tired of them as I got with the Mane 6. I think they should maybe only give them two (main brushable) toys a year, filling out the rest of the brushables each toy reset with different, new ponies each time. Have it be more similar to pre-Core 7 G3 where there are ponies that get released more (Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Sunny Daze, Sparkleworks, etc), but most releases are new characters.

Not to mention that when the G3 characters were rereleased, it was often in a different pose or finish. So if you liked the pony but not the pose, you had options. It was a really nice way of doing things—I miss that G3 business model. T_T

At the start of G4, I was really enthused about the character designs. But after 10+ years of having them crammed down our throats, my enchantment has sadly faded. :P

You guys bring up interesting points about customizing. You can't always tell from a picture, but they look like hard plastic.

Just a hunch from the brushable in those photos, but she seems like she has the matte look of the original G4 brushies, as opposed to the shinier, harder plastic of the movie, 4.5s, and beyond. The non-brushables in the photo seem shinier by comparison (like GoH), though that could all just be attributed to lighting.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Esbayne on February 26, 2021, 02:21:04 AM
Well this is.... Hm. Uh. Wow.
Totally unexpected, but not terrible.

I like how the design is almost a throwback to G2.

But the human faces are... VERY jarring. Why such prominent eyebrows...?
And the spacing is WAY too close.

If they fix that, I'm in. For the toys anyway.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2021, 02:27:36 AM
The faces look worse on the toys. Particularly Sunny from the front view. Hard to tell on the colt since there is no side view.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Goanna on February 26, 2021, 03:22:04 AM
Ahhhh I'm so conflicted. I HATE how the heads look but I LOVE their G2-like bodies! I guess I will have to wait and see what they look like in real-life...
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sailorstitch on February 26, 2021, 03:40:40 AM
I'm glad the main pony (Sunny?) is orange. I'm a sucker for orange ponies. I'm not sure how I feel about the new design yet. I don't hate it....
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shrojjy on February 26, 2021, 03:51:25 AM
i agree with the observation that the eyes are way too close together, but i almost feel like i would take that over the bobbleheads. i feel like that worked better stylistically with the pony life toys than it does here. i did a crappy little edit where i thickened the neck on the brushable:
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idk, it's the main thing bothering me. the molded hair figures have thicker necks which better fit their heads, but izzy's is so long!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2021, 03:56:30 AM
Hopefully we won't see the return of the every other word is a horse pun.

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i agree with the observation that the eyes are way too close together, but i almost feel like i would take that over the bobbleheads. i feel like that worked better stylistically with the pony life toys than it does here. i did a crappy little edit where i thickened the neck on the brushable:
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idk, it's the main thing bothering me. the molded hair figures have thicker necks which better fit their heads, but izzy's is so long!

The neck isn't in a completely natural position, is too thin and straight, the roundness screws it up, nothing connects right,  and looks like a head they put on a finger. Nothing short of resculpting would make it look right.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Mrs. Prospector on February 26, 2021, 04:00:42 AM
https://joelsweet.tumblr.com/post/644141107893223425/i-am-so-confused-yall-im-okay-with-the

I saw this post on Tumblr pointing out that the face shape on the toy is definitely snubbier than the animation, hence why it looks so off. You'd think with the characters being 3D, it would be easier to make a more accurate and better looking toy.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Esbayne on February 26, 2021, 05:43:31 AM
looks like a head they put on a finger.

:lmao:
ohhhh no, cannot unsee
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Minty_Magic on February 26, 2021, 06:31:44 AM
https://joelsweet.tumblr.com/post/644141107893223425/i-am-so-confused-yall-im-okay-with-the

I saw this post on Tumblr pointing out that the face shape on the toy is definitely snubbier than the animation, hence why it looks so off. You'd think with the characters being 3D, it would be easier to make a more accurate and better looking toy.

THANK YOU! I know we gave G4’s toys a pass since their 2d designs were tricky to translate into 3D but these should be easy??? I’m worried this will follow G4’s trend of media first, toys second. :(

My initial thought on these is literally nothing. I don’t dislike them, but I don’t really like them either. It’s probably just because it’s all new, but these still feel like well done fakies more than genuine mlp so far. The drawn designs, both 2d and 3d are cuter than the toys seen here. I also hope we see more brushables than just Sunny here. I’m not a huge fan of the sculpted articulated figures.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on February 26, 2021, 06:46:22 AM
Well, my negativity is unbridled here: I hate them. Good color schemes, but the heads completely undermine them and turn them into garbage. The animation faces were already overly snubby just like G4, which is an unacceptable design choice in its own right, and this is even worse! Hasbro needs to change the designs of both the media and the toys. I would rather have a year of no new MLP product than see these on shelves as they are.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Sawkinator on February 26, 2021, 07:24:41 AM
Hmm, I don't HATE them. I'm just glad there are some brushables, lmao
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: LadyAmalthea on February 26, 2021, 12:15:26 PM
I like that the brushable one seems to have really nice, lush hair. I hope there is a whole line of ones like this...I'm not even remotely interested in the articulated, molded-hair ones.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Carrehz on February 26, 2021, 12:37:32 PM
Their heads look like a Dyson hand dryer.

:lol: You have such a way with words, Space.

My initial thought on these is literally nothing. I don’t dislike them, but I don’t really like them either. It’s probably just because it’s all new, but these still feel like well done fakies more than genuine mlp so far.

Honestly this is where I stand right now, too. It's difficult for me to work up a strong feeling about these either way right now.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: drusilla on February 26, 2021, 01:00:00 PM
well..... im going to need to buy 1 at least just so  i have a pony from every generation / time they changed design... im trying to make a pony through the years display

Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: YasuSuga on February 26, 2021, 02:40:42 PM
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I like the overall mold, but I HATE the flat face with 0 sculpting and the FRONT FACING EYES WITH EYEBROWS AAAAAAAAAAA
Also the Disneyesque look its not a plus for me, idk. Maybe theyll get me in the future

Got a quick look of the G5 toys.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2021, 02:48:48 PM
well..... im going to need to buy 1 at least just so  i have a pony from every generation / time they changed design... im trying to make a pony through the years display

Oh. I'd like to see that Drusilla.  Which one are you going to get?

Post Merge: February 26, 2021, 03:18:12 PM

Well, my negativity is unbridled here: I hate them. Good color schemes, but the heads completely undermine them and turn them into garbage. The animation faces were already overly snubby just like G4, which is an unacceptable design choice in its own right, and this is even worse! Hasbro needs to change the designs of both the media and the toys. I would rather have a year of no new MLP product than see these on shelves as they are.
   :thumb:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on February 26, 2021, 05:05:56 PM
It's what if G2 and G4 had a baby...
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2021, 05:29:23 PM
 
It's what if G2 and G4 had a baby...

 :lol:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Sunset on February 26, 2021, 05:51:25 PM
I just posted this in the other thread but I’ll post it here, too.  Hasbro just released another short gif on Facebook along with the boy’s name:  Hitch Trailblazer.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Taffeta on February 26, 2021, 06:28:00 PM
It's what if G2 and G4 had a baby...

This. So true. But hey, in that sense, it feels like the revenge of G2 in that case.

"What's that, bronies? You forgot we exist? Well, we're back. SURPRISEEEEE!"

...ahem.

I feel like if there is a brushy version of the unicorn and she has nice or curly hair...I will get her. I am not sure about Sunny, her face will take getting used to. More importantly, I like orange and I like pink... but I'm kind of over orange and pink as a colour scheme in ponies? Especially those same shades of orange and pink.

It's been so used in G3 (Sparkleworks) and G4 (Scootaloo), both of which had multiple releases. I think there's also another G3 pony with that colour scheme - one who came with the scooter?

I would have loved orange with blue (yes I know there's a G3 pony like that too, but it's cool) or orange with yellow/red or some other orange combination. Orange/pink feels tired ><.

I feel like it's sad the noses are getting flatter and flatter, like pug dog memes have finally addled Hasbro's brains (I don't find pug dogs cute either, sorry anyone who does). They're not really ponies if they don't have pony faces. That is an issue. But I am not really hostile to any of this - I feel like if it eradicates bronyism and the adult-creepy from the fandom then I'm ok with it. Even if they're not absolutely my cup of tea, it really matters if the kids like them. And that will depend somewhat on the story too, since kids now are more likely to tie the toy to a show than maybe they did when us oldies were kids.



Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Featherwurm on February 26, 2021, 08:19:13 PM
Ah!  Finally a leak that seems legit!

Hm, I definitely don't hate it, but it's not my taste either.  I'm ok with that!  Right off the bat I feel about the same about it as I did about G2 (which I in no way begrudge) - cute enough but not really something for me.

I just genuinely hope kids will like it (let little girls have fun toys, dang it), they'll offer a wide variety of individual ponies, they'll have some fun and interesting gimmicks, and that this will pretty much be the end of extremely low quality 'adult marketed' collectors items (I'm sure we'll see G1 based stuff for a while, and while a t-shirt here and there is fine, I'm tired of the poor quality and high price point 'collectors items' so many 80s/90s lines are getting right now, including non-MLP properties).
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 26, 2021, 08:27:00 PM
Ah!  Finally a leak that seems legit!

Hm, I definitely don't hate it, but it's not my taste either.  I'm ok with that!  Right off the bat I feel about the same about it as I did about G2 (which I in no way begrudge) - cute enough but not really something for me.

I just genuinely hope kids will like it (let little girls have fun toys, dang it), they'll offer a wide variety of individual ponies, they'll have some fun and interesting gimmicks, and that this will pretty much be the end of extremely low quality 'adult marketed' collectors items (I'm sure we'll see G1 based stuff for a while, and while a t-shirt here and there is fine, I'm tired of the poor quality and high price point 'collectors items' so many 80s/90s lines are getting right now, including non-MLP properties).

It's not a leak! A couple nights ago Entertainment Tonight published an article about the G5 movie (here (https://www.etonline.com/my-little-pony-latest-movie-heads-to-netflix-greenlights-new-series-exclusive-161157)). Then yesterday morning Hasbro held an investor stream where they revealed more, including some of the toys shown in the OP. They've been posting about G5 on their social medias yesterday and today! So this is all official news from Hasbro themselves.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 26, 2021, 10:01:47 PM
This new style got me wondering:

Will Hasbro now start to acknowledge the existence of G2 as a toyline (not just a PC game), since G5 bares a striking resemblance? G2 may have been a bit of a failure in the US, hence the elimination from their historical lineup, but it was successful in the rest of the world.

I mean, if G5 is all about inclusion...  :cool: :silly:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: starrynights on February 27, 2021, 11:55:39 PM
Love everything but the faces. I hope this is a throwback to G2!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sakurakaze on February 28, 2021, 12:38:40 AM
I feel like if there is a brushy version of the unicorn and she has nice or curly hair...I will get her. I am not sure about Sunny, her face will take getting used to. More importantly, I like orange and I like pink... but I'm kind of over orange and pink as a colour scheme in ponies? Especially those same shades of orange and pink.

It's been so used in G3 (Sparkleworks) and G4 (Scootaloo), both of which had multiple releases. I think there's also another G3 pony with that colour scheme - one who came with the scooter?

the scooter pony's name actually was scootaloo. hasbro recycled her for g3.5 which then carried over to g4. they also used the orange-and-pink colour scheme (with an added purple mane streak) for g3 pony sew-and-so, who had a lot of re-releases as well. i'm totally with you on the combination being worn out at this point.

like others have said, these look like a mix of g2 and g4. initially i hated it, but the more i look at them the more i like them. i'm excited for g5!

Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 28, 2021, 01:21:53 AM
the scooter pony's name actually was scootaloo. hasbro recycled her for g3.5 which then carried over to g4. they also used the orange-and-pink colour scheme (with an added purple mane streak) for g3 pony sew-and-so, who had a lot of re-releases as well. i'm totally with you on the combination being worn out at this point.

like others have said, these look like a mix of g2 and g4. initially i hated it, but the more i look at them the more i like them. i'm excited for g5!



There was Island Rainbow, Scootaloo, Sew-and-so, Sparkleworks, Sunny Salsa.... all in G3 alone! It's a fine color scheme but yeah it's overused. I do like that Sunny Starscout is orange, but I wish her hair color was different. Something less common for an orange pony...
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 28, 2021, 02:12:16 AM
Wasn't there Flitter Flutter or whoever? Now that's SCOOTATWO.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 28, 2021, 02:29:04 AM
Wasn't there Flitter Flutter or whoever? Now that's SCOOTATWO.

She has the same hair colors, but she's yellow, not orange. Plus despite the hair color similarities I don't think she would have been inspired by Scootaloo, the two came out at the same time, they both debuted in the same set. But only Scootaloo was lucky enough to get rereleases while Flitter Flutter just only got the one release.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Featherwurm on February 28, 2021, 03:12:58 AM
It's not a leak! A couple nights ago Entertainment Tonight published an article about the G5 movie (here (https://www.etonline.com/my-little-pony-latest-movie-heads-to-netflix-greenlights-new-series-exclusive-161157)). Then yesterday morning Hasbro held an investor stream where they revealed more, including some of the toys shown in the OP. They've been posting about G5 on their social medias yesterday and today! So this is all official news from Hasbro themselves.

Oh!  Hah, I'm a bit out of the loop I suppose!  Glad we now know what's actually going on, I was getting tired of fake leaks left and right!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Taxel on February 28, 2021, 04:24:29 AM
I love the body style but hate everything about the heads/faces. These examples look frightening head-on and bizarre from the side.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 28, 2021, 04:28:25 AM
I love the body style but hate everything about the heads/faces. These examples look frightening head-on and bizarre from the side.

Yeah, that's the issue quite a few of us have.


I will add that the body style looks very weird in toy form.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 28, 2021, 05:17:33 AM
The heads don't feel any less horse like to me than the G4 heads. I think G4 heads are about the same in terms of not looking like a horse. I think G5s definitely have more horse like bodies though which is nice. I think they're cute but yeah not horse heads for sure. I don't mind how the toys look from the front but I do think the 2D artwork is weird from the front, not a big fan of that. But I feel that way about most front facing MLP artwork. I think pony faces tend to work best at 3/4ths angle with official artwork from most generations.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: CrystalSnowflake on February 28, 2021, 06:13:19 AM
Well I am definatly sitting out for this generation. Not a horse. The faces are even more awful then the G4.
I don't see why they need to make them more and more human like. I just don't love where the line is headed. I hope it doesn't last long.

Bring back ponies with horse like apperances!! Being back noses!!!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 28, 2021, 06:32:17 AM
The faces are even more awful then the G4. I don't see why they need to make them more and more human like.

Eventually they will morph into centaurs...
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 28, 2021, 06:33:50 AM
The faces are even more awful then the G4. I don't see why they need to make them more and more human like.

Eventually they will morph into centaurs...

 :lol:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: BerylBreeze on February 28, 2021, 07:40:23 AM
These evoke the same “this is a knockoff with the mlp name” feeling that g2 had on me as a child the first time I saw those in a store.
They remind me of Five Surprise Unicorn squad with a dash of uncanny valley.
It's weird because some shots don't look too bad, and others are just - no!
The toys look pretty wonky, their head attachment is like g3.5 bulbous style
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: applejackbunny on February 28, 2021, 11:12:18 AM
Erm....it's a 'no' from me  :lol:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on February 28, 2021, 01:13:49 PM
This new style got me wondering:

Will Hasbro now start to acknowledge the existence of G2 as a toyline (not just a PC game), since G5 bares a striking resemblance? G2 may have been a bit of a failure in the US, hence the elimination from their historical lineup, but it was successful in the rest of the world.

I mean, if G5 is all about inclusion...  :cool: :silly:

Good point, but always remember G2 was mostly popular with us Euros, so G2 is eurotrash by definition. Most Euros are white, white people don't count as diverse, case closed :lol:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shadoweon on February 28, 2021, 01:32:43 PM
I am not a fan at all personally, the articulated joints don't look good for display and I hate how un-equine like that the faces look. Also why does the boy one have shoes? It looks weird lol

But i'll see what else comes out later on.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 28, 2021, 04:29:32 PM
The pink Pegasus shown on the bedset looks like she has swablu wings hastily drawn on.  Its interesting that she hasn't yet made an appearance in the screen shots or toys. Maybe she's just a minor or secondary char?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SkyCakes on February 28, 2021, 07:27:25 PM
They look promising but im not really a superfan. I just stick to G1. :)
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: LadyAmalthea on February 28, 2021, 07:35:17 PM
The pink Pegasus shown on the bedset looks like she has swablu wings hastily drawn on.  Its interesting that she hasn't yet made an appearance in the screen shots or toys. Maybe she's just a minor or secondary char?

It's weird we haven't seen anything about her yet since she was shown on those bedsheets. It would be unusual for them to print a secondary character on a big piece of merchandise like that, but I'm starting to wonder now. I'd like to see more of her; I kind of liked her design.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on February 28, 2021, 09:24:22 PM
They almost remind me of the lanyard fakes honestly. Brushable is a possible yes for me, molded hair is a no.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: bewilderness on March 01, 2021, 12:41:26 AM
Not my thing but it'll be interesting to see what they do with it.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on March 01, 2021, 01:50:00 AM
The pink Pegasus shown on the bedset looks like she has swablu wings hastily drawn on.  Its interesting that she hasn't yet made an appearance in the screen shots or toys. Maybe she's just a minor or secondary char?

I dunno... she's got to be somewhat important to make it onto merchandise like that, right? You can see her on some more merch in this screenshot from the livestream. On a heart shaped necklace (?) and she seems to be on the shoes as well.

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I hope we get to see more toys soon, especially one of her! Maybe she's not as important to the film which is why Hasbro haven't shown how she looks in the movie or have officially revealed her name, but will be a main character in the series and that's why she's on at least three pieces of merch we've seen so far?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on March 01, 2021, 02:04:48 AM
The pink Pegasus shown on the bedset looks like she has swablu wings hastily drawn on.  Its interesting that she hasn't yet made an appearance in the screen shots or toys. Maybe she's just a minor or secondary char?

I mean there is a lot of information that hasn't been shared. We haven't even seen our flying pom yet. Or the white pegasus...

(I misunderstood what we are talking about, so major edit here)
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on March 01, 2021, 02:10:03 AM
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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on March 01, 2021, 02:12:16 AM
I corrected myself. I saw swablu and thought she was talking about the white pegasus with blue wings. u_u; I'm embarrassed, so maybe unquote so people don't go on about it. If not, that's fine.

They also don't look like swablu's wings. Swablu has wings that look like clouds. The only thing odd about these wings are they aren't the same color as her body... and maybe she has a back story about that? 
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Also, I would like to add her cutie mark was also on that banner... just like izzy's and sunny's.
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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on March 01, 2021, 02:57:04 AM
They also don't look like swablu's wings. Swablu has wings that look like clouds. The only thing odd about these wings are they aren't the same color as her body... and maybe she has a back story about that? 
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The differently colored wing thing is definitely weird. I was initially thinking it was going to be the case with all pegasi in G5, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the two guard pegasi from that movie screenshot we have, so maybe it is just her? It's definitely very strange. I really hope we see a toy of her soon, I'm curious how they're going to do the differently colored wing thing with the toys. Whether they'll be directly connected to her body and they'll just be painted, or if they'll do something similar to what they did with some later G4s and the G4.5 pegasi where the wings are separate and can be moved around a ball joint (just like the G4.5 heads), and then they just use a different plastic color for the wings rather than paint them.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 01, 2021, 03:42:32 AM
The pink Pegasus shown on the bedset looks like she has swablu wings hastily drawn on.  Its interesting that she hasn't yet made an appearance in the screen shots or toys. Maybe she's just a minor or secondary char?

I dunno... she's got to be somewhat important to make it onto merchandise like that, right? You can see her on some more merch in this screenshot from the livestream. On a heart shaped necklace (?) and she seems to be on the shoes as well.

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I hope we get to see more toys soon, especially one of her! Maybe she's not as important to the film which is why Hasbro haven't shown how she looks in the movie or have officially revealed her name, but will be a main character in the series and that's why she's on at least three pieces of merch we've seen so far?

Not unless Hasbro is going back to the old way with the collect em all mentality. Or they're saving a few things to surprise the kiddies with?

Post Merge: March 01, 2021, 03:45:21 AM

They also don't look like swablu's wings. Swablu has wings that look like clouds. The only thing odd about these wings are they aren't the same color as her body... and maybe she has a back story about that? 
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The differently colored wing thing is definitely weird. I was initially thinking it was going to be the case with all pegasi in G5, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the two guard pegasi from that movie screenshot we have, so maybe it is just her? It's definitely very strange. I really hope we see a toy of her soon, I'm curious how they're going to do the differently colored wing thing with the toys. Whether they'll be directly connected to her body and they'll just be painted, or if they'll do something similar to what they did with some later G4s and the G4.5 pegasi where the wings are separate and can be moved around a ball joint (just like the G4.5 heads), and then they just use a different plastic color for the wings rather than paint them.

G3 pegasus sometimes have different colored wings.

 It could be that the underside of her wings are white and the top is pink?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on March 01, 2021, 09:47:46 AM
Quote from: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42

The differently colored wing thing is definitely weird. I was initially thinking it was going to be the case with all pegasi in G5, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the two guard pegasi from that movie screenshot we have, so maybe it is just her? It's definitely very strange. I really hope we see a toy of her soon, I'm curious how they're going to do the differently colored wing thing with the toys. Whether they'll be directly connected to her body and they'll just be painted, or if they'll do something similar to what they did with some later G4s and the G4.5 pegasi where the wings are separate and can be moved around a ball joint (just like the G4.5 heads), and then they just use a different plastic color for the wings rather than paint them.

G3 pegasus sometimes have different colored wings.

 It could be that the underside of her wings are white and the top is pink?
No?
Top are also white.
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The only g3 I know to have different wings is starcatcher. (I do not care for G3 so don't know a lot of about it). I only see animation screenshots with white wings.. and toys with or blue wings. If the giant blue wings came first, then I just see that as a gimmick, and nothing about character design. I am not sure g3 relevant, at least it's not to me.

The thing to me is visually -- those very much stand out. So I find it a bit odd. If it's just a part of the design, because her body will have more white gradient, then maybe it doesn't look as odd. And even if they are just pure white just because, I think they still look fine. I don't think negatively about them. They just stand out to me.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shaiyeh on March 01, 2021, 11:55:05 AM
More g3s than Star Catcher have different coloured wings though, but it's an airbrushed gradient. Then there are Hear Bright and Star Flight that have the big flappy wings.

G1 Dream Beauties have wings in a different colour (and gradient) than their bodies, and the g2 "pegasi" have clip-on wings. There are lots of ponies with different wings than body colour, so I really don't see the issue with that. ^^'
Maybe it's because she's young and has baby down or something?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on March 01, 2021, 12:24:22 PM
I gotta say I am most interested to see brushables of the pegasi and unicorns because Hasbro could technically go the cheap route and have the wings and horns be integrated in the saddles and tiaras :|
Not trying to be overly negative, just a thought I had based on the different colors of the horn and wings on the characters we've already seen.

And before someone shows me a pic of the action figure Izzy again - I am strictly talking about the brushables here. Mostly because they give me G2 flashbacks and G2 had clip-on wings that were different colors than the main body. It also seems like toys won't have painted hooves or gradients on their legs (judging by the few pics we've gotten). I'm just thinking Hasbro will cheap out big time on these since most of the budget seems to flow into the animation.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on March 01, 2021, 12:32:04 PM
More g3s than Star Catcher have different coloured wings though, but it's an airbrushed gradient. Then there are Hear Bright and Star Flight that have the big flappy wings.

G1 Dream Beauties have wings in a different colour (and gradient) than their bodies, and the g2 "pegasi" have clip-on wings. There are lots of ponies with different wings than body colour, so I really don't see the issue with that. ^^'
Maybe it's because she's young and has baby down or something?

But what does it matter if G3 toys had colored wings? Are we just saying "G3 did it first". And are you just talking about toys? Was it a defining element for any animated character? because -- star catcher again is the one I know where some of the art was shown with blue wings, but the animation was white wings. Toys were both. Maybe she had a book with blue wings, I don't know.

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Just talking about painting details on a toy seems not comparable.

Again, like, I just want to look at this pony for what she is. Comparisons seem not relevant at this time, unless we are talking about a character rather than toys. She has white wings. It stands out. Maybe for no reason. Maybe she has a reason. More to learn about it later.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 01, 2021, 02:15:34 PM
More g3s than Star Catcher have different coloured wings though, but it's an airbrushed gradient. Then there are Hear Bright and Star Flight that have the big flappy wings.

G1 Dream Beauties have wings in a different colour (and gradient) than their bodies, and the g2 "pegasi" have clip-on wings. There are lots of ponies with different wings than body colour, so I really don't see the issue with that. ^^'
Maybe it's because she's young and has baby down or something?

Oh your right! I forgot about the dream beauties.

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I gotta say I am most interested to see brushables of the pegasi and unicorns because Hasbro could technically go the cheap route and have the wings and horns be integrated in the saddles and tiaras :|
Not trying to be overly negative, just a thought I had based on the different colors of the horn and wings on the characters we've already seen.

And before someone shows me a pic of the action figure Izzy again - I am strictly talking about the brushables here. Mostly because they give me G2 flashbacks and G2 had clip-on wings that were different colors than the main body. It also seems like toys won't have painted hooves or gradients on their legs (judging by the few pics we've gotten). I'm just thinking Hasbro will cheap out big time on these since most of the budget seems to flow into the animation.

Not having ever seen the G2 magic winged ponies in person, I just gotta ask, were they also meant to be hair clips? Because they're made from them.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on March 01, 2021, 03:43:50 PM
@LAW
Yes thats true. I forgot about that.
The wings were a gimmick because butterfly hairclips were on trend. I'm still wondering. But I guess we could just as well end up with a G4 Princess situation were somehow the wings on the toys were different colors and sometimes separate moulds.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ragamuffin on March 01, 2021, 04:14:08 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes up, but I was thinking maybe we would get a head revision down the road. I think the heads look nothing like the movie characters because the toys were probably based off of 2D concept art. They probably had not done the 3D models yet.

Also, before the 2017 G4 redesign, the earth pony heads got a weird update around 2014, maybe even 2013? They actually ended up looking worse than they did before, but it definitely happened. I can't remember exactly what they changed. I think something about the position of the muzzle and I think the eyes might've been slightly altered too. I'm not dragging my Pinkie Pies out to check. XD
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Aquatic Neon on March 01, 2021, 04:17:18 PM
I wouldn't get my hopes up, but I was thinking maybe we would get a head revision down the road. I think the heads look nothing like the movie characters because the toys were probably based off of 2D concept art. They probably had not done the 3D models yet.

Also, before the 2017 G4 redesign, the earth pony heads got a weird update around 2014, maybe even 2013? They actually ended up looking worse than they did before, but it definitely happened. I can't remember exactly what they changed. I think something about the position of the muzzle and I think the eyes might've been slightly altered too. I'm not dragging my Pinkie Pies out to check. XD

This completely if you look at G4, there has been a ton of different poses, and head shapes. Brushables, Unicorns, Alicorns, Fashion Styles, Shining Armor, Other Boys, Funko Vinyl, Blind Bags, GOH, etc with several changes to the head designs over the years. Best to wait and at least see a few more designs.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on March 01, 2021, 04:30:15 PM
Quote from: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42

The differently colored wing thing is definitely weird. I was initially thinking it was going to be the case with all pegasi in G5, but that doesn't seem to be the case with the two guard pegasi from that movie screenshot we have, so maybe it is just her? It's definitely very strange. I really hope we see a toy of her soon, I'm curious how they're going to do the differently colored wing thing with the toys. Whether they'll be directly connected to her body and they'll just be painted, or if they'll do something similar to what they did with some later G4s and the G4.5 pegasi where the wings are separate and can be moved around a ball joint (just like the G4.5 heads), and then they just use a different plastic color for the wings rather than paint them.

G3 pegasus sometimes have different colored wings.

 It could be that the underside of her wings are white and the top is pink?
No?
Top are also white.
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The only g3 I know to have different wings is starcatcher. (I do not care for G3 so don't know a lot of about it). I only see animation screenshots with white wings.. and toys with or blue wings. If the giant blue wings came first, then I just see that as a gimmick, and nothing about character design. I am not sure g3 relevant, at least it's not to me.

The thing to me is visually -- those very much stand out. So I find it a bit odd. If it's just a part of the design, because her body will have more white gradient, then maybe it doesn't look as odd. And even if they are just pure white just because, I think they still look fine. I don't think negatively about them. They just stand out to me.

Maybe she's cosplaying?  You know, since the pegasus, unicorn, and earth ponies are all separate in this particular world, maybe she's a super-fan and wears them and once the magic is returned she gets to have them for real.

Okay, probably not but you never know with Hasbro these days.  :P
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: banditpony on March 01, 2021, 05:02:13 PM
lol!
I like the idea of cosplay. XD Maybe that's why izzy has a different color horn too. hahahah.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: LadyAmalthea on March 01, 2021, 05:07:42 PM
I just hope they don't do ball-jointed, removable wings. My son got a set of g4 pirate ponies for Christmas that have those, and they fall off constantly. I got so tired of kids bringing me wings to reattach that I rounded them all up and put them away...they can be wingless from now on.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on March 01, 2021, 05:10:56 PM
I just hope they don't do ball-jointed, removable wings. My son got a set of g4 pirate ponies for Christmas that have those, and they fall off constantly. I got so tired of kids bringing me wings to reattach that I rounded them all up and put them away...they can be wingless from now on.

Yeah I'm hoping they don't choose that route either. Being able to pose them is neat and all, but it makes it way too easy for them to get lost while kids play with them. I can imagine most of those jointed G4 pegasi in thirft stores are probably wingless (or even if they're donated with wings attached, the wings would likely come off in the toy bins at thrifts).
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 01, 2021, 05:23:32 PM
@LAW
Yes thats true. I forgot about that.
The wings were a gimmick because butterfly hairclips were on trend. I'm still wondering. But I guess we could just as well end up with a G4 Princess situation were somehow the wings on the toys were different colors and sometimes separate moulds.

Thank you Zapper.

And good call about the G4 princesses wings also being different colors.

Post Merge: March 01, 2021, 05:26:18 PM

I just hope they don't do ball-jointed, removable wings. My son got a set of g4 pirate ponies for Christmas that have those, and they fall off constantly. I got so tired of kids bringing me wings to reattach that I rounded them all up and put them away...they can be wingless from now on.

I have All About Soarin and I grew tired of this too. A dab of super or gorilla glue oughtta fix them up.

Post Merge: March 01, 2021, 05:26:59 PM

I wouldn't get my hopes up, but I was thinking maybe we would get a head revision down the road. I think the heads look nothing like the movie characters because the toys were probably based off of 2D concept art. They probably had not done the 3D models yet.

Also, before the 2017 G4 redesign, the earth pony heads got a weird update around 2014, maybe even 2013? They actually ended up looking worse than they did before, but it definitely happened. I can't remember exactly what they changed. I think something about the position of the muzzle and I think the eyes might've been slightly altered too. I'm not dragging my Pinkie Pies out to check. XD

I hope they do too. And i hope they lengthen the muzzle while they're at it.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: gabumon on March 08, 2021, 05:13:36 AM
I think they are nice.  I’ll probably pick up one of each.  just so happy we are getting non-fim-mane-6! (did i say that right?)
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 10, 2021, 07:23:52 PM
I'm hoping the hair will be nice and take dye, in the event that they don't do those nice little gradients on some of them.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Flitter on March 27, 2021, 01:31:35 AM
In German, pg 8-11 has some product description for movie related Merch
https://jimdo-storage.global.ssl.fastly.net/file/3a4cbcf9-9b4e-44e4-902e-2581367efe6a/Hasbro-Online-Katalog_2021.pdf

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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: PurpleCheeseStick on March 27, 2021, 03:19:59 AM
As someone who is mainly collecting G2 all the G2 comments make me wanna cry lmao

I can kind of see the resemblance but G5 still looks far closer to G4 than I'm comfortable with; they still look stumpy, the squashed faces don't help, they don't look horse-y at all, THOSE ARE CAT EARS, ahem >>

The eyebrows are a huge no for me, and the art style is so Disney it's painful.  :X If I wanted a Disney pony I would buy a Disney pony, there's certainly no shortage of them at this point.

The general feeling I get from this is very middle of the road--they wanted to change the style just enough to where HOPEFULLY the Bronies won't find them sexy but also close enough to G4 that hopefully the Bronies will still be appeased and follow along for totally SFW reasons so Hasbro can continue to get that sweet sweet Brony cash.  -_-
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Mrs. Prospector on March 27, 2021, 07:29:15 AM
I stuck the new toy descriptions through translate:

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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on March 27, 2021, 07:46:11 PM
I don't see any issues with the translation. Except that of course Pipp and Sunny are all singular in the German text. Ihr/ihre is her/her's in this context, not plural. There is only one figure per assortment, not multiple versions.

Yeah, everything sounds quite the opposite of diverse. Only 2-3 characters, excluding the surprise color swap collectibles. We know there is at least one figure of the boy pony coming out, so there's that.

Overall this could just be a symptom of the movie introducing these characters and future toys might feature more chars? After all, there is going to be a Netflix show.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ragamuffin on March 27, 2021, 08:24:08 PM
Yeah I don't mind the lack of variety right now because it's to promote the movie, but it will be concerning if it continues. :( Right now we only have 3 characters formally announced with Sunny, Hitch, and Izzy, we still know nothing about Zipp and Pipp. We don't know about any villains/anatgonists, or any other characters, including Sunny's dad (I'm assuming that's her father). They would have to introduce more characters at some point.

This is really the first gen like this for MLP... G4 started off like any other gen but then in 2013 it slowly started to become more and more focused on the Mane 6, until 2018 when that's really all we got. Even the "non-Mane 6 & Princesses" characters we would get would just be the same characters again and again, like Lyra, DJ P0N-3, and even Minty. G5 could be the first full gen (not counting G3.5 or G4.5/PL) to solely focus on a few characters for its entire run.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Taffeta on March 27, 2021, 08:41:16 PM
I think G2 started a little bit like this, actually. I mean, yes, we had a wider bunch of first characters, but it very quickly escalated into multiple Sundance/Sunsparkles, Ivy, Lighthearts etc. Berry Bright only ever had that one first release, but Morning Glory, Petal Blossom - they also saw rereleases as well pretty soon along the way.

This does seem MORE limited, but it just reminded me somehow of the start of G2.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 28, 2021, 04:50:29 AM
As someone who is mainly collecting G2 all the G2 comments make me wanna cry lmao

I can kind of see the resemblance but G5 still looks far closer to G4 than I'm comfortable with; they still look stumpy, the squashed faces don't help, they don't look horse-y at all, THOSE ARE CAT EARS, ahem >>

The eyebrows are a huge no for me, and the art style is so Disney it's painful.  :X If I wanted a Disney pony I would buy a Disney pony, there's certainly no shortage of them at this point.

The general feeling I get from this is very middle of the road--they wanted to change the style just enough to where HOPEFULLY the Bronies won't find them sexy but also close enough to G4 that hopefully the Bronies will still be appeased and follow along for totally SFW reasons so Hasbro can continue to get that sweet sweet Brony cash.  -_-

The faces are weird
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Zapper on March 28, 2021, 09:01:02 AM
The general feeling I get from this is very middle of the road--they wanted to change the style just enough to where HOPEFULLY the Bronies won't find them sexy but also close enough to G4 that hopefully the Bronies will still be appeased and follow along for totally SFW reasons so Hasbro can continue to get that sweet sweet Brony cash.  -_-

I sadly gotta tell you that a quick internet research shows that certain people are already fawning over the two girl ponies, especially Izzy. I'll say at least the nature of the toys will probably repel a lot of them. In G4's darkest timeline Bs went into the doll isle in groups and filmed themselves freaking out over the toys. But I somehow doubt this will happen this time. Bs have their own conventions now where they can exhibit this behaviour and soil their brushables and whatever else the crazed portion of them loved to do.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Aflame on March 28, 2021, 09:19:25 AM
so much head  :shocked: ! I didnt like G2 as they looked more like the rip offs you could get in the cheapo shops so not really liking the body either so I dont think I will be getting them or watching the cartoon :shrug:
I will be sticking with the G1 rereleases   
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 29, 2021, 04:19:26 AM
I don't hate them or anything, they got things I like, and things I don't like about them.  I guess I'm somewhere between neutral and on the fence.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on March 29, 2021, 12:29:36 PM
I kind of wish they would go back to the Neck and Head being one piece again and there being a turning point at the base of the neck.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 29, 2021, 02:41:39 PM
I kind of wish they would go back to the Neck and Head being one piece again and there being a turning point at the base of the neck.


Me too
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ragamuffin on March 30, 2021, 03:01:05 AM
I kind of wish they would go back to the Neck and Head being one piece again and there being a turning point at the base of the neck.


Me too

I'm always thinking about pony necks, but recently I've been thinking about them more, but in a Different Way.

G1 and G3 were more like sculptures in a way. They have a basic shape to them, but the head is separate from the body, only because of the hair and tail (I guess? Why DO the ponies have a separate head if they're just going to glue it shut? Is hairing that big of an issue when Barbie horses and Grand Champions have brushable "sculptures" as well?). With everything being one shape, you can have much more expressive and dynamic poses. A moveable neck isn't a priority.
 
G2 poses were very basic. They had moveable heads from the get-go, but the poses were samey. Some had a raised leg, some had their feet in a certain position, but nothing crazy. The heads were all the same, really. Compare that to the Posey pose, where the pony's chin is up, the Dibbles pose head looking down, the Sugarberry pose sort of leaning to one side. For G3, some heads had the ears pointing in different directions, some eyes were different (Diva pose vs Donkey pose, you know what I mean... not sure how to describe it lol). G2 is less of a "sculpture" and more like an "action figure", which I think limits the pose possibility. This includes the head.

G4 had one pose for years until the 2017 reboot, but then, it had the same issue as G2. Yes you get "new poses" but it all ends up being samey because of the head having to be a certain way. It's not a "sculpture" at that point, but an "action figure"/"doll". I have no idea why they went with what they did for 2017. It's ugly and the neck worked fine with the original G4s. But with Pony Life, it makes sense since they're on a ball joint. The movement of the head then is more important than anatomical accuracy (yet the G1 Peekaboo babies exist).

With an "action figure" type head, the head/necks tend to be in a fixed, forward-facing position, like with G2 and G4. The only reason a G5 head should be how it is is if it's on a ball joint like G4.5 If it's not well... it's just ugly. :P If the head is able to move in any direction, up and down and left and right, it might be more appealing to children-- better/more expressive during play and whatnot, and easier to groom hair.

Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: PurpleCheeseStick on March 30, 2021, 03:49:36 AM
The general feeling I get from this is very middle of the road--they wanted to change the style just enough to where HOPEFULLY the Bronies won't find them sexy but also close enough to G4 that hopefully the Bronies will still be appeased and follow along for totally SFW reasons so Hasbro can continue to get that sweet sweet Brony cash.  -_-

I sadly gotta tell you that a quick internet research shows that certain people are already fawning over the two girl ponies, especially Izzy. I'll say at least the nature of the toys will probably repel a lot of them. In G4's darkest timeline Bs went into the doll isle in groups and filmed themselves freaking out over the toys. But I somehow doubt this will happen this time. Bs have their own conventions now where they can exhibit this behaviour and soil their brushables and whatever else the crazed portion of them loved to do.
oh god wHY
WHY DO THEY HAVE TO RUIN EVERYTHING
THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

(btw you're far braver than I, I dare not go anywhere near the Bronysphere of the internet, I think I've experienced enough of it for the rest of my life thanks  XD

I kind of wish they would go back to the Neck and Head being one piece again and there being a turning point at the base of the neck.


Me too

I'm always thinking about pony necks, but recently I've been thinking about them more, but in a Different Way.

G1 and G3 were more like sculptures in a way. They have a basic shape to them, but the head is separate from the body, only because of the hair and tail (I guess? Why DO the ponies have a separate head if they're just going to glue it shut? Is hairing that big of an issue when Barbie horses and Grand Champions have brushable "sculptures" as well?). With everything being one shape, you can have much more expressive and dynamic poses. A moveable neck isn't a priority.
 
G2 poses were very basic. They had moveable heads from the get-go, but the poses were samey. Some had a raised leg, some had their feet in a certain position, but nothing crazy. The heads were all the same, really. Compare that to the Posey pose, where the pony's chin is up, the Dibbles pose head looking down, the Sugarberry pose sort of leaning to one side. For G3, some heads had the ears pointing in different directions, some eyes were different (Diva pose vs Donkey pose, you know what I mean... not sure how to describe it lol). G2 is less of a "sculpture" and more like an "action figure", which I think limits the pose possibility. This includes the head.

G4 had one pose for years until the 2017 reboot, but then, it had the same issue as G2. Yes you get "new poses" but it all ends up being samey because of the head having to be a certain way. It's not a "sculpture" at that point, but an "action figure"/"doll". I have no idea why they went with what they did for 2017. It's ugly and the neck worked fine with the original G4s. But with Pony Life, it makes sense since they're on a ball joint. The movement of the head then is more important than anatomical accuracy (yet the G1 Peekaboo babies exist).

With an "action figure" type head, the head/necks tend to be in a fixed, forward-facing position, like with G2 and G4. The only reason a G5 head should be how it is is if it's on a ball joint like G4.5 If it's not well... it's just ugly. :P If the head is able to move in any direction, up and down and left and right, it might be more appealing to children-- better/more expressive during play and whatnot, and easier to groom hair.


These are super good points Ragamuffin! I agree, as much as I love G2 and the style of it it didn't really look like authentic MLP and yeah the poses were all the same. There's only a few ponies you can tell apart and that's only because they have specific poses.

Nothing will ever beat good ol G1's pose variety, though G3 definitely came close. I think it also boils down to an issue of less poses = less money spent paying sculptors to make new bodies. After all, kids are TOTALLY stupid so they'll totally be satisfied by a bunch of ponies that are all shaped the exact same but with different colors, right? Poses? Who needs em, because less poses means MORE SAVINGS FOR THE COMPANY!  :yucky:

Perhaps a bit overdramatic but I'm sure it definitely plays a part in their decision making process.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: PeachyPie on March 30, 2021, 06:45:38 AM
To me they look like Creamsicle.

My thoughts exactly. Though I think Creamsicle is much much cuter.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on March 30, 2021, 12:35:34 PM
Those were some good points, Ragamuffin, though I personally have G3s who are not in the core 7 pose that have turning head (that's how they were designed).

I just feel the heads would look better on G5 if they had that natural transition for the head and neck (and maybe make the heads less... like a balloon?). It reminds me how the brushable for Celestia looked, even though there was a slight transition there was just something that bothered me about that figure.

What was the size for these again?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: HavACrumpet452 on March 30, 2021, 05:32:25 PM
I'm so sorry I just logged in to see what a G5 is. Pardon me while I go wash my eyes with bleach.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on April 02, 2021, 09:54:15 PM
There is a new post on MLP Merch that has the plushies
https://www.mlpmerch.com/2021/04/first-g5-plush-spotted-on-taobao.html

They show Sunny, Izzy, Pip, and Zipp and with their symbols (looks like the plushies have them on both sides)

Sunny: 3 pink stars with the larger one having a blue trail
Izzy: What looks like a blue heart button symbol
Pip: Musical note with the top in the shape of a crown
Zipp: A pink and blue lightning bolt with a crown on the top
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: serena-hime on April 03, 2021, 01:14:02 AM
Well those look cuter than the toys we've seen so far, they have actual snouts lol
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2021, 03:22:01 AM
Well those look cuter than the toys we've seen so far, they have actual snouts lol

Sorta
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 03, 2021, 03:29:34 PM
I did a quick edit of the new toy! The thing that bothers me the most is the skinny neck and the super short snout!
I hope they'll tweak them a bit!
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Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2021, 03:32:20 PM
I did a quick edit of the new toy! The thing that bothers me the most is the skinny neck and the super short snout!
I hope they'll tweak them a bit!
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Looks a bit better. Now you just gotta angle that neck forward like an actual pony and bingo! Wish the moulds looked more like this.  I'd actually buy some.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: serena-hime on April 03, 2021, 06:14:50 PM
I did a quick edit of the new toy! The thing that bothers me the most is the skinny neck and the super short snout!
I hope they'll tweak them a bit!
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This looks a lot better! I have little hope for this generation, I loved G4 but these ones take the flat-face thing a bit too far, and I also don't like how the mane is so round in the front, almost like a human hairline. I think the G4 FS ponies did the thicker mane perfectly, a few extra rows but still shaped (mostly) like what you'd expect from a horse mane.

The feathered hooves are nice though!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2021, 06:55:48 PM
I did a quick edit of the new toy! The thing that bothers me the most is the skinny neck and the super short snout!
I hope they'll tweak them a bit!
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This looks a lot better! I have little hope for this generation, I loved G4 but these ones take the flat-face thing a bit too far, and I also don't like how the mane is so round in the front, almost like a human hairline. I think the G4 FS ponies did the thicker mane perfectly, a few extra rows but still shaped (mostly) like what you'd expect from a horse mane.

The feathered hooves are nice though!


The Pony Life toys  are the flattest- faced that the ponies have ever been. We should at least be somewhat grateful they gave the poor, ugly beasts their lower jaws back and shrunk their heads.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 03, 2021, 09:50:34 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2021, 09:57:01 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

Ooh she looks cute with the blush. 
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 03, 2021, 11:26:06 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

Ooh she looks cute with the blush.

So happy you liked it :D
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: serena-hime on April 03, 2021, 11:37:21 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

Omg this is the BEST edit I've seen! She looks like the character while still resembling a horse instead of Elsa on a pony body lol
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Flitter on April 04, 2021, 01:38:04 AM
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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

This is adorable! I would want to collect them if they looked like this. It’s not even a matter of looking horse-y for me, I just want them to be cute.

I always think when someone on here does little edits that make such a huge difference, why can’t the toy designers see the awkwardness and how simply it could be made better.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Goanna on April 04, 2021, 06:12:36 AM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

Ahhhhhh this is such a super cute edit! If their faces looked like this I'd be obsessed!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 09, 2021, 04:47:57 PM
So like, when do you think we'll start seeing other species in toy form? I'm curious about the pegasus and alleged unipegs.

I'm also curious what other species might make a comeback. I'd really like to see sea ponies, (not the misnamed g4 ones, those are mermaid ponies) come back. As well as flutters with stronger wings. Wingers too. And yes, new merponies.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Luxrayx on April 09, 2021, 05:09:37 PM
So like, when do you think we'll start seeing other species in toy form? I'm curious about the pegasus and alleged unipegs.

I'm also curious what other species might make a comeback. I'd really like to see sea ponies, (not the misnamed g4 ones, those are mermaid ponies) come back. As well as flutters with stronger wings. Wingers too. And yes, new merponies.
I'd LOVE to have some new wingers or flutter ponies!! G4 did have insect-type ponies in the form of breezies, but those always felt like accessories rather than proper ponies to me (I'm not sure they even had their own names...)
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 09, 2021, 05:40:30 PM
So like, when do you think we'll start seeing other species in toy form? I'm curious about the pegasus and alleged unipegs.

I'm also curious what other species might make a comeback. I'd really like to see sea ponies, (not the misnamed g4 ones, those are mermaid ponies) come back. As well as flutters with stronger wings. Wingers too. And yes, new merponies.

I hope that we'll get some sea ponies too! (seahorse-like not mermaid ones haha). If I am correct no Generation besides G1 had sea ponies! Hope we'll see them again in G5
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 10, 2021, 12:13:21 AM
I am hoping that Zipp will have a nice, long mane instead of her paintbrush head, and multi-colored wings.  Not sure how those Fluffy swablu-candy wings of Pipp's will translate?
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: lalalei2001 on April 10, 2021, 12:33:56 AM
Wonder if we'll see more obscure species like Windy Wings or Flutter Ponies!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: BubbleTea on April 10, 2021, 04:08:53 AM
So like, when do you think we'll start seeing other species in toy form? I'm curious about the pegasus and alleged unipegs.

I'm also curious what other species might make a comeback. I'd really like to see sea ponies, (not the misnamed g4 ones, those are mermaid ponies) come back. As well as flutters with stronger wings. Wingers too. And yes, new merponies.

I hope that we'll get some sea ponies too! (seahorse-like not mermaid ones haha). If I am correct no Generation besides G1 had sea ponies! Hope we'll see them again in G5

To be honest I don't see them making a comeback. I think it's time to let go.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Nienor on April 10, 2021, 03:46:26 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

I wish they were like that. Unfortunately, I find G5 ponies a bit creepy with this human-like face (I mean, what's with the eyebrows?). G4 was also meh but I think G5 is the worst to date.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 10, 2021, 03:59:27 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

I wish they were like that. Unfortunately, I find G5 ponies a bit creepy with this human-like face (I mean, what's with the eyebrows?). G4 was also meh but I think G5 is the worst to date.

I personally like the addition of the eyebrows. I think it helps a lot to make them more expressive
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Carrehz on April 10, 2021, 08:54:24 PM
So like, when do you think we'll start seeing other species in toy form? I'm curious about the pegasus and alleged unipegs.

I'm also curious what other species might make a comeback. I'd really like to see sea ponies, (not the misnamed g4 ones, those are mermaid ponies) come back. As well as flutters with stronger wings. Wingers too. And yes, new merponies.
I'd LOVE to have some new wingers or flutter ponies!! G4 did have insect-type ponies in the form of breezies, but those always felt like accessories rather than proper ponies to me (I'm not sure they even had their own names...)

Some of them had names like "Sea Breezie", "Sunset Breezie" etc but yeah most of the G4 Breezies were unnamed.

I'd love to see Breezies make a comeback, as long as they can actually STAND this time round!! Love the G4 Breezies, but their total lack of balance makes it sooo difficult to display them ^^;
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Star Catcher on April 10, 2021, 09:01:11 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

Gosh, i wish they looked like this. She looks adorable.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Wardah on April 11, 2021, 06:02:48 PM
I'm honestly hoping for some kind of blind bag sized ones. I have always felt the blind bags have always done the best job of translating the cartoon design to toy form.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2021, 06:17:07 PM
I'm tired of blind bags. I understand they're a quick way to make an easy buck, but so many neat designs get relegated strictly to them. I don't want blind bags.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2021, 06:33:32 PM
TBH, building on what Wardah said, it would be lovely if all the animation related stuff was promoted in blind bag and allowed more creativity in the brushable line that didn't require it to fit in with the 'main cast' standards.

Though blind bags have only been around for G4, it does seem like they did a good job of reflecting the wide cast, which the brushable line never even attempted.

So I'm fine with blind bags so long as all the diversity of character isn't restricted to that format this time.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Wardah on April 12, 2021, 03:23:29 AM
TBH, building on what Wardah said, it would be lovely if all the animation related stuff was promoted in blind bag and allowed more creativity in the brushable line that didn't require it to fit in with the 'main cast' standards.

Though blind bags have only been around for G4, it does seem like they did a good job of reflecting the wide cast, which the brushable line never even attempted.

So I'm fine with blind bags so long as all the diversity of character isn't restricted to that format this time.

Blind Bags actually started with G3.5 but those were only available in Europe.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 12, 2021, 04:11:04 PM
TBH, building on what Wardah said, it would be lovely if all the animation related stuff was promoted in blind bag and allowed more creativity in the brushable line that didn't require it to fit in with the 'main cast' standards.
I think this would be a happy medium. Some of the more animation-inclined folk don't care much for the brushable hair for accuracy reasons, while people who care less about accuracy are more happy with a toy you can play around a bit with. It was nice when they did the Friendship is Magic collection for blind bags, too, that felt like it should have been there since the start.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 12, 2021, 05:48:55 PM
Blah.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Harmonie on April 12, 2021, 06:17:36 PM
Happy you two liked it!  :)
I did another edit for fun to bring back some of the "horsey-ness" from the early Gens

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It makes me sad that in the recent generations they start to look less and less like horses.... :T

What I don't get is why they aren't just naturally like this? *sigh*
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 12, 2021, 08:15:47 PM
TBH, building on what Wardah said, it would be lovely if all the animation related stuff was promoted in blind bag and allowed more creativity in the brushable line that didn't require it to fit in with the 'main cast' standards.

Though blind bags have only been around for G4, it does seem like they did a good job of reflecting the wide cast, which the brushable line never even attempted.

So I'm fine with blind bags so long as all the diversity of character isn't restricted to that format this time.

Yeeeah, but concerning that we all know Hasbro has been distinctly un-awesome, in regards to  proper toy balancing since 3.5 onwards.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 16, 2021, 12:47:37 PM
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I did a quick sketch using some of my fave design elements from previous generations. I really love the hooves and eyebrows of gen 5 but I would like it if they had a bit more of a "horsey" look. :D
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ponybookworm on April 16, 2021, 12:56:54 PM
Sunshine that is gorgeous!!!
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 16, 2021, 01:02:57 PM
Sunshine that is gorgeous!!!

thanks so much! :D
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: mopthebunny on April 16, 2021, 01:25:23 PM
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I did a quick sketch using some of my fave design elements from previous generations. I really love the hooves and eyebrows of gen 5 but I would like it if they had a bit more of a "horsey" look. :D

This is beautiful. If only you were the artist for MLP
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 16, 2021, 02:23:21 PM
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I did a quick sketch using some of my fave design elements from previous generations. I really love the hooves and eyebrows of gen 5 but I would like it if they had a bit more of a "horsey" look. :D


Your artwork is gorgeous sunshinedim!  :lovey: :happy:
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 16, 2021, 05:19:07 PM
Thank you mopthebunny and Leave a Whisper !!

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Also this was just posted on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNu6Y5EpVkt/

To be honest I think they look a lil' odd from front view but to be fair... ponies always looked odd from the front view in all generations.... so this isn't a new issue exclusive to Gen 5.... if you overlook that, I think they look cute! :)
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Ponyfan on April 16, 2021, 05:55:29 PM
I saw the new pics too.  I'm still not a big fan of these but I think Izzy is the best looking.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: LadyAmalthea on April 16, 2021, 07:21:11 PM
So they are officially calling them the Mane 5. I hope that's not a harbinger of no other characters being introduced...or produced.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 16, 2021, 07:46:52 PM
So they are officially calling them the Mane 5. I hope that's not a harbinger of no other characters being introduced...or produced.


Ugh. They need to stop with that nonsense.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Mrs. Prospector on April 16, 2021, 08:30:28 PM
I don't like how they have individual, detailed teeth. There's a reason most cartoons have just bars for teeth.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 16, 2021, 08:41:34 PM
I don't like how they have individual, detailed teeth. There's a reason most cartoons have just bars for teeth.

The better to bite with, my dear.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 16, 2021, 08:47:31 PM
I don't like how they have individual, detailed teeth. There's a reason most cartoons have just bars for teeth.

It seems like they are going for a Disney-esque feel for the movie. If you look at Disney's Rapunzel, she also had detailed rendered teeth.

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(not to say that I like it per se.... but that's the "style")

Also Hitch looks a lot like a pony version of Flynn Rider to me.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Mrs. Prospector on April 16, 2021, 08:57:02 PM

Hitch is Flynn Ryder's fursona. It makes sense it'd be a pony, since he did have a horse sidekick.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: serena-hime on April 16, 2021, 11:41:23 PM


I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 17, 2021, 12:17:09 AM


I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.

Yeah that's a thing that I sorta dislike, I am excited for this new gen but it definately feels like Hasbro will try to replicate FIM's success as much as possible.

Like.....  why do they even have to call the new group of characters "Mane Five" ???
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 17, 2021, 12:48:53 AM


I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.

Yeah that's a thing that I sorta dislike, I am excited for this new gen but it definately feels like Hasbro will try to replicate FIM's success as much as possible.

Like.....  why do they even have to call the new group of characters "Mane Five" ???

Because Hasbro sucks.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Shiverdam on April 17, 2021, 01:21:34 AM
Pipp looks wall-eyed.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Wardah on April 17, 2021, 02:04:18 AM


I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.


To me it almost seems like they want FIM level popularity but not the same demographic. It seems like this time they are aiming at the socially aware Steven Universe crowd. But while everyone says the animation reminds them of Disney it kinda reminds me of Miraculous Ladybug.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on April 17, 2021, 03:21:02 AM
I'm a bit amused we go from 7 main characters in G3's last couple years, to 6 in G4, and now 5 in G5. We keep going down by one! Can we expect a Mane 4 once we reach G6? :lol:

I do like and am excited for the upcoming toys but I'm really hoping I don't get tired of our new "Mane" 5 in a couple years like I did with the Mane 6. I love them for the time being and I don't want to feel overwhelmed by main character releases again. Hasbro really need to do better with character balancing.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 17, 2021, 02:32:57 PM
Nice to see Hasbro didn't learn their lesson the first 3 times.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: sunshinedim on April 17, 2021, 02:53:42 PM


I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.


To me it almost seems like they want FIM level popularity but not the same demographic. It seems like this time they are aiming at the socially aware Steven Universe crowd. But while everyone says the animation reminds them of Disney it kinda reminds me of Miraculous Ladybug.

I wonder if Hasbro will have the balls to make one of the ponies LGBT? Probably not... but we'll see. :)
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: serena-hime on April 17, 2021, 04:23:31 PM


I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.


To me it almost seems like they want FIM level popularity but not the same demographic. It seems like this time they are aiming at the socially aware Steven Universe crowd. But while everyone says the animation reminds them of Disney it kinda reminds me of Miraculous Ladybug.

If they wanted to go that route, it would have been 100% smarter to keep 2D animation and use G1 as a closer reference than G4 imo- not just saying that because I'd love to see something more similar to G1 in aesthetics, but the G1 style in general is more in line with shows like Steven Universe, SPOP and Adventure time than G4- especially because all of those shows heavily reference 80's and 90's aesthetics and have a similar color palette.

G5's art style really reminds me of Brony fanart styles, and I don't think it's accidental honestly.  I really love G4, it reignited my passion for MLP when I was younger, but I really wanted to see something closer to G1 lol.



I wonder if Hasbro will have the balls to make one of the ponies LGBT? Probably not... but we'll see. :)

This would be so cool to see! I know there's some LGBT subtext in the FIM finale, but it would be very nice to see an explicitly LGBT character throughout the show instead of keeping it as subtle as possible to avoid backlash.

Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: Wardah on April 17, 2021, 06:23:52 PM
Nice to see Hasbro didn't learn their lesson the first 3 times.

What lesson? Despite it not being popular with the old school collecting community, the fact that G4 went on for so many years kinda proves that a core cast works, at least with the target audience, who is likely only getting less than 6 ponies anyways.



I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.


To me it almost seems like they want FIM level popularity but not the same demographic. It seems like this time they are aiming at the socially aware Steven Universe crowd. But while everyone says the animation reminds them of Disney it kinda reminds me of Miraculous Ladybug.

If they wanted to go that route, it would have been 100% smarter to keep 2D animation and use G1 as a closer reference than G4 imo- not just saying that because I'd love to see something more similar to G1 in aesthetics, but the G1 style in general is more in line with shows like Steven Universe, SPOP and Adventure time than G4- especially because all of those shows heavily reference 80's and 90's aesthetics and have a similar color palette.

G5's art style really reminds me of Brony fanart styles, and I don't think it's accidental honestly.  I really love G4, it reignited my passion for MLP when I was younger, but I really wanted to see something closer to G1 lol.

I meant more along the lines of story content than animation style. The reason SU was popular had a lot more to do with content than animation style and lots of fans actually felt the animation was the weakest part of SU.
Title: Re: First Look at G5 Toys
Post by: SunPony on April 17, 2021, 06:51:43 PM
Nice to see Hasbro didn't learn their lesson the first 3 times.

What lesson? Despite it not being popular with the old school collecting community, the fact that G4 went on for so many years kinda proves that a core cast works, at least with the target audience, who is likely only getting less than 6 ponies anyways.



I really like the character designs, especially Zipp, but I still hate how non-horselike they are and I can't help but feel it was a calculated effort to manufacture another Brony Phenomenon and you just can't manufacture something like that.


To me it almost seems like they want FIM level popularity but not the same demographic. It seems like this time they are aiming at the socially aware Steven Universe crowd. But while everyone says the animation reminds them of Disney it kinda reminds me of Miraculous Ladybug.

If they wanted to go that route, it would have been 100% smarter to keep 2D animation and use G1 as a closer reference than G4 imo- not just saying that because I'd love to see something more similar to G1 in aesthetics, but the G1 style in general is more in line with shows like Steven Universe, SPOP and Adventure time than G4- especially because all of those shows heavily reference 80's and 90's aesthetics and have a similar color palette.

G5's art style really reminds me of Brony fanart styles, and I don't think it's accidental honestly.  I really love G4, it reignited my passion for MLP when I was younger, but I really wanted to see something closer to G1 lol.

I meant more along the lines of story content than animation style. The reason SU was popular had a lot more to do with content than animation style and lots of fans actually felt the animation was the weakest part of SU.

I never watched Steven Universe specifically because of the animation style :(  I felt like I was missing out because it got so many positive comments, but I just couldn't enjoy looking at those faces.  :huh: There are several other shows I just won't watch because of the art style.  From what we've seen I won't have that issue with G5 MLP... But I understand if others do.  I think each iteration of MLP other than the one we experienced first has potential to have a kind of uncanny valley effect on us.
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