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Title: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 11, 2012, 04:41:38 AM
This is just upsetting on my part.
 :yikes:
Earlier this week dad and I went out pony hunting at the second hand stores and I ended up grabbing a few really sad looking G3 ponies to take home and clean up. I picked up a nice little blue pony with long hair thinking I could fix it up and add her to my collection and bait the worse off pony. When I got home I realized that the pony's poor face and front hooves were all chewed up. I placed her aside and was thinking about baiting her and thought I should do some research first since I had never seen the pony before.
Then on Strawberry Reef I found out I had Beach Belle and that she was valued around $75.
Ugh.

Just look at this poor girl!
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I don't want to bait her now that I know her value, but those bite marks are just so hard to look at (that and her hair is super dry and needs to be fixed).

The bite marks are really weird too... Looks like a small dog or a cat chewed on it..
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: Glacia471 on February 11, 2012, 05:22:14 AM
Well the dry hair can easily be fixed with a little conditioner, but those chew marks... :yikes: I'm sure she'd still be wanted by a G3 collector though, even with the chew marks ;)
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Post by: kittybethy on February 11, 2012, 05:25:39 AM
She looks pretty good to me!
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: sweetapple on February 11, 2012, 06:44:27 AM
Yes I don't think she looks too bad!
I had no idea Beach Belle was worth so much, how come?
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Post by: Chi on February 11, 2012, 07:13:51 AM
She doesn't look too bad! Just use a hair straightener at around 180F for a little while and her hair will be fine. n_n
Also, why IS she so much? I saw her on eBay a few times for less than that but never thought to look twice. :o
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: scarletjul on February 11, 2012, 07:23:27 AM
Yes I don't think she looks too bad!
I had no idea Beach Belle was worth so much, how come?

I don't think she looks so bad either; I'm sure there's a g3 collector out there that wants her.

She's HTF and expensive because she's a limited-release g3; was only available at Menard's Hardware Stores along with Caribbean Delight - and Menards stores aren't nation-wide, either (midwest only, if I'm not mistaken.)  I also think the SLH g3s are generally popular and those two have *always* been popular.

Congrats on your finds; she's still a pretty pony!  :)
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 11, 2012, 01:19:47 PM
Hmmm... Well if G3 collectors may still be interested in her I might consider selling her once I fix her hair up.
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: Blitzn on February 11, 2012, 01:39:54 PM
i recommend just try condition or fabric softener and gently comb the hair out, let it air dry around a hoof or neck. Don't use heat on synthetic hair if it can be helped, as some collectors won't like it. 
She doesn't look that bad. I think you could get maybe $10 to $20 for her.
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: DevlishSmooch on February 11, 2012, 01:48:51 PM
If I hadn't just bought a MIB set, I'd buy her from you.  She is hard to find and I don't think the chew marks are too horrible.  Least she's not missing chunks of plastic, lol. 
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Post by: PonySeeker128 on February 11, 2012, 01:50:25 PM
Oooo lucky find! She doesn't look too bad at all, I'm sure she will fix up nicely and someone will take her!
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: hathorcat on February 11, 2012, 01:51:30 PM
Congrats on your find and I am sure even with the marks a G3 collector will happily be on the look out for her...
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: Saber-Toothed Crow on February 11, 2012, 01:57:05 PM
Aww, poor girl. At least the chew marks don't look too bad, I've found ponies that have holes chewed into them! (Hopefully from a pet, not a person!). I'm sure you would be able to find a buyer if you decide to sell her :)
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 11, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
Once I clean up her hair I'll probably take some more pictures and see if someone will offer. I won't expect too high for her since she does have damage, but I think she might make a collector happy.
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: TE_Starflower on February 11, 2012, 02:42:20 PM
Once I clean up her hair I'll probably take some more pictures and see if someone will offer. I won't expect too high for her since she does have damage, but I think she might make a collector happy.

I think so too.  She is one of the more sought after G3 ponies and looks beautiful regardless of of her animal attack XD  I agree with getting $10-$20 mark.  Maybe just do a really good hairdo and some nice pics?
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: PonyMonsters on February 11, 2012, 03:02:10 PM
FPM and I would probably be interested in her :) I'd love her and don't mind the marks :)
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 11, 2012, 03:12:18 PM
FPM and I would probably be interested in her :) I'd love her and don't mind the marks :)
What does FPM mean?  :what:
I am still getting used to the abbreviations.  XD
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: michelle53 on February 11, 2012, 03:13:07 PM
I think the little chew marks give her personality!  I'd give her a whole back-story about how she was adventuring through the Arctic and had to fend off wild and savage penguins:). I know there are a lot of collectors here who will love and cherish her, chew marks and all!  You know what I think will happen, you will put time into fixing her up, then you will love her so much you'll want to keep her (at least that's what happens to me)!
Congrats by the way on finding second-hand store ponies. 
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Post by: Cinnabar on February 11, 2012, 03:30:18 PM
The chew marks arent that bad. I bet with a new hairstyle she will look great!
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: CrystalCrown on February 11, 2012, 03:32:05 PM
she doesnt look too bad. im sure someone would want her... (i do lol)
i mean like, she could be a whole lot worse! at least she's clean, and has intact symbols, and her hair isnt chopped off :)
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: Vintergatan on February 11, 2012, 04:15:54 PM
I´ll chime in to say that the chew marks don't bother me at all :O I´m sure you´ll be able to sell her to a loving owner :)
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: tehrin on February 11, 2012, 05:09:32 PM
I also agree that the chew marks don't look bad. I'm sure they could actually be fixed fairly well. :3
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Post by: okapishomapi on February 11, 2012, 06:21:57 PM
FPM and I would probably be interested in her :) I'd love her and don't mind the marks :)
What does FPM mean?  :what:
I am still getting used to the abbreviations.  XD

FPM = FlyingPonyMonsters - she's a user here (PonyMonsters' wife) and we usually just abbreviate her name instead of typing it out :P
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: FlyingPonyMonster on February 11, 2012, 08:45:44 PM
FPM = me!!!! :frolic:

Please please can we buy that pretty gal from you?
She is gorgeous and we love slightly distressed ponies, our herd welcome them with loving hooves!!!! :lovey:
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: HavACrumpet452 on February 11, 2012, 09:16:58 PM
Looks like cat bites. I would not customize her. She's quite rare. I live in a state with Menards stores and I haven't found a single one of her in a thrift store yet. I'm sure they didn't sell many per store at all.
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: MimicMLP on February 12, 2012, 05:57:09 AM
oh my gosh! You should give her to me! lol
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: MintySocks on February 12, 2012, 06:09:53 AM
Wow could you send me some of your :glitter: pony luck? :glitter:
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: starrypawz on February 12, 2012, 08:30:32 AM
Aww even with the chew marks she is still rather pretty. And it looks like she's found a home. :P
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: ponylady on February 12, 2012, 11:27:40 AM
I think with a little TLC she will be fine.   And it already looks like you have plenty of interest in her!
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: mlp4me on February 12, 2012, 02:33:38 PM
She's definitely not an easy find, congrats. Geez, I'd almost consider her to be a G3 "US Nirvana pony"-lol! (She's so limited in production.) She's really not a hard one to sell. Good luck!
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: mercynova on February 12, 2012, 04:29:12 PM
She's a very pretty pony :) Congrats on finding her even if she is a bit munched!
Title: Re: Beach Belle rare..? And all chewed up...?
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 12, 2012, 05:19:47 PM
I'm actually surprised I found her. Usually I have bad luck with finding pony merch at second hand stores, but suddenly I seeming to have good luck. We have so many second hand stores here and I have only found pony items at two stores.
Her hair is not cooperating too well with me, but I will probably pop her onto the For Sale forum sometime this week after I work on it a little more. Thank you for the interest everypony!