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Title: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 29, 2017, 03:07:05 PM
What are some of your unpopular pony opinions?

I like most 3D symbols. Cutie Cascades, Princess Ponies, Magic Scenes, Precious Pockets, Secret Surprise, Merry Go Rounds.

I love tinsel hair. It's so beautiful, especially when it sparkles and flashes in sunlight.

I love Drink n Wets and don't care that they pee.

I don't like the Mimic pose. It's my least favorite unicorn pose.

I don't like certain Collector Status Ponies like;

Mimic, if she were more green and less yellow and were on a different pose, I'd be desperately wanting her, because her hair is unique and gorgeous and I adore Twinkle Eyes and the color of hers especially.

I don't get the love for Rapunzel either. She's just blah to me and I don't care for her colors and symbol.

I don't like the original six, I mean I like some of their colors, but that pose bugs me. If they'd looked more like the tweaked pose on Swirly Whirly, I'd love to get some of them.

I love the Gingerbread and Tootsie poses. I think they're cute.

I love gradient color and cascading symbol G3s. I think they're stunning and unique.

I don't like G4, I have a few special toys I keep, because they're unique enough for me to want them around and like them, but the ponies look seriously deformed and the show is merely okay.



Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 29, 2017, 03:17:33 PM
The Rapunzel thing so much.

I don't like Gusty. She is the equivalent of a 90s webpage with a green background and red text.

I like Moondancer's pose.  (But not on Sugar Sweet, it doesn't look good on her.)

I don't like Wind Whistler's cartoon personality.  I always felt like she was purposely throwing word-of-the-day vocabulary into her speech to look smart when she was not, in fact, particularly clever.  She still needed a twelve year old girl to take charge, you know what I'm sayin'?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on March 29, 2017, 03:35:11 PM
Ooooh, I love threads like these.

I don't really get all the hype about Mimic and Rapunzel, either. I mean, they're alright, but.. -shrug- They don't really appeal to me (which is probably a good thing given how expensive they are XD).

I genuinely like the Running Press Firefly. Also I dislike the nickname "Fakiefly" for her, mostly cause it's misleading. Like.. I get that it's a joke, I understand that, but still..

I'm not particularly interested in Friendship is Magic, never have been. (I mean, I'm sure it's not all bad and I do like some of the songs and stuff, but *in general* it's just not my thing) Also I can't stand the "Winter Wrap-Up" song and that seems to be one of the more popular ones?

I loved the Equestria Girls dolls (well, I still do) and I really don't like the EQG Minis...

I know a lot of people want G1 characters to return in G4/be released as G4 ponies/whatever but honestly I don't really care either way; I'd rather have new characters. I dunno. It's funny cause I love cross-gen customs, but official-wise I'd rather just have something new? It's weird, idk.

Also I don't really care whether or not sea ponies return to G4. (I guess this is moot what with the movie's merponies-that-will-probably-be-called-"seaponies", but you know) I mean, I like sea ponies well enough, but idk I'd rather have boy ponies or something XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on March 29, 2017, 03:58:49 PM
I don't like punzie either haha!! Her hair is a mess

I'm really excited about g4 seaponies : ) seaponies were my favorite favorite thing about g1, and I am intrigued to see what g4 does with them. I don't think it's about copying verbatim, I think it's about interpreting an idea and rolling with it in their own way!! I can't wait to see the g4 movie.

My girlfriend absolutely Loves gradient g3s but I still think they're a little too ostentatious for me :' D  I'm really more on a minimalist than she is.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shabi on March 29, 2017, 04:58:57 PM
I don't like Rapunzel. Pink with blond hair? I'll pass. If I had her, I'd sell her and buy a million of Twilight Sparkles and Pinkie Pies. What? I'm still missing like 150 versions in my G4 collection!
I like G3.5. Just not the babies. And G2.
I like plush body plastic head baby ponies. They're adorable. I wish human babies were this cute, I'd have forty.
I like G4.5. I want customs on these fresh molds!
I love huge complex symbols and weird gimmicks. Also tinsel. If it fits the colors of course.
I love neon ponies! Tropical theme is my favourite in all gens.
I love tons of colors in pony hair. Rainbow haired ponies are cool. Aren't these two colored ponies boring?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: little.fox on March 29, 2017, 06:57:40 PM
I really don't like Rapunzel either, I can't see what the fuss is about, at all!  :what:

Also, so-softs freak me out! Never liked the feel of flocking.. *shudders*

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 29, 2017, 07:00:58 PM
I don't like the So-Softs either.  Even as a kid I didn't like their gimmick.

I don't like Morning Glory (the flutter).  Not her personality and definitely not her color scheme.

Dream Beauties look perpetually depressed to me because their mouths are like real horse mouths, so essentially they aren't smiling.

I think Teeny Tiny babies are the worst molds ever made with one exception (the Newborn Cuties).  Worse than G4, worse than G3.5.  Talk about 'not looking anything like horses'.

I don't like the Newborn molds or the Fancy Mermaid mold either.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: little.fox on March 29, 2017, 07:07:33 PM
I don't like the So-Softs either.  Even as a kid I didn't like their gimmick.

I don't like Morning Glory (the flutter).  Not her personality and definitely not her color scheme.

Dream Beauties look perpectually depressed to me because their mouths are like real horse mouths, so essentially they aren't smiling.

Oh yeah, I forgot about Dream Beauties. I just can't love those girls. They have such an empty, glazed over expression that I find unsettling, especially in combination with all that makeup.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on March 29, 2017, 07:13:59 PM
I really don't like Rapunzel either, I can't see what the fuss is about, at all!  :what:

Also, so-softs freak me out! Never liked the feel of flocking.. *shudders*


I used to really not care for sosofts. Not because of the texture, but because their beautiful symbols get so covered up! Angel is one of my most favoritest ponies and you can't even tell it's her under all that fluff! I actually rather like the texture of the flocking though, it's rather... Stimtastic
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 29, 2017, 07:16:36 PM
With the exception of G3 Applejack I don't like AJ.

Post Merge: March 29, 2017, 07:17:12 PM

I don't like the So-Softs either.  Even as a kid I didn't like their gimmick.

I don't like Morning Glory (the flutter).  Not her personality and definitely not her color scheme.

Dream Beauties look perpectually depressed to me because their mouths are like real horse mouths, so essentially they aren't smiling.

Oh yeah, I forgot about Dream Beauties. I just can't love those girls. They have such an empty, glazed over expression that I find unsettling, especially in combination with all that makeup.


I love them. They remind me of Fashion Star Fillies and She-Ra horses.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on March 29, 2017, 08:02:22 PM
I like the gen 3.5 ponies in fact I am looking for just one more mom pony and that is about it. I do have a newborn MIB though I got at a church sale.

I think BBE ponies are super cute, and I have one that only one one works, when you lay her down. That also changes what eye closes depend on what side she is laid on.

I also love the flutters with fat heads , they are cute to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on March 29, 2017, 08:13:12 PM
Oh, I don't like So Softs, either. You can barely see their symbols!! And their pretty colours get covered up. It's annoying since a lot of SS ponies have beautiful colours and/or symbols...

Also, idk if this is a popular or unpopular opinion or what, but I don't like First Tooth babies, either. I dunno, the tooth just looks weird to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on March 29, 2017, 08:58:15 PM
I don't like Wind Whistler's cartoon personality.  I always felt like she was purposely throwing word-of-the-day vocabulary into her speech to look smart when she was not, in fact, particularly clever.  She still needed a twelve year old girl to take charge, you know what I'm sayin'?
I do love her cartoon personality myself, but at the same time, I agree with you.  I think the writers just kept a thesaurus nearby when they were writing episodes featuring Wind Whistler, or something.  That seems to be how it was back then (and maybe still is), an easy way to clue the audience in on who the clever character was was to have them use big words (and possibly have one of the other characters respond with a line like "In English, please?" to further emphasise this).

As for my unpopular opinions, well the first one that springs to mind is that I love the term "cutie mark", I think every generation's cartoons look like ponies, with the exception of the non-G1 baby ponies, I thought "Slice of Life" was good, and not that fan pandering, or at least not so much so it got in the way of the episode, and (last one, for now at least) I actually view season four onwards of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as lighter and softer than the preceding seasons, despite it possibly trying to be darker and edgier.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Minty_Magic on March 29, 2017, 09:56:56 PM
My very first thought when I saw this thread was "I don't think Rapunzel is anything special", guess that's not so terribly unpopular after all! :P

G3 is probably my favorite generation toy wise  :blush: I know it got kinda lazy towards the end, but there were some truly unique and fun designs in its run! I like the more detailed symbols.

I also think the G4.5/reboot molds are adorable, to the point where I've been willing to re-buy ponies I already had to get the new pose.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: josiekat on March 29, 2017, 11:16:48 PM
I don't like sea ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Blue Haired Ken Doll on March 30, 2017, 12:18:35 AM
I love tinsle! And I love cute gimicks like the sweet talking ponies, or the ones with the straw
Also im not crazy about g4, I have 3 ponies but I wont get many more.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Stormness_1 on March 30, 2017, 12:24:30 AM
Recycling these, but I don't like sea ponies either - or flutters for that matter... they're a bit weird.

I like 3D symbols... I think they're awesome, except for storage, then they suck. Lots!

I like the Tootsie pose. I don't care that the leg is longer, I love how casual and carefree it looks, such happy lopsided ponies!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on March 30, 2017, 01:01:27 AM
I love the eyelash princesses, I think there's a very small pool of us :lol:. The piggy ponies are weird. The cartoon aside from the specials was horrible and unwatchable for me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on March 30, 2017, 01:38:30 AM
I don't like Rapunzel or Mimic. In fact, Mimic is the only TE pony I don't like.

I think ponies in Collector's pose look depressed.

I don't care for baby ponies.

I prefer ponies without gimmicks.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on March 30, 2017, 02:12:50 AM
I think ponies in Collector's pose look depressed.

I don't care for baby ponies.


both of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate nearly all baby ponies... and i think the collectors pose is SUCH a stinker. theres so many beautiful poses out there the collectors one is so Eyore..
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: banditpony on March 30, 2017, 02:37:08 AM
I like Bunny Hop's pose. As a kid, I thought it was really cool.

Goldilocks was way more cuter then Rapunzel.

And. I am ready to dodge fakies. I wouldn't like most G1 ponies if it wasn't for nostalgia.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 30, 2017, 07:43:56 AM
Oh, I just thought of another one.  I don't like the idea of the boy ponies being drafthorses (furry hooves) while the females don't have furry hooves.

If they wanted to make a new breed with both male AND female drafthorses, then okay.  But having just the boys as drafthorses (and in the US, ALL the boys except like two babies) just doesn't make sense.  (I also dislike most of the Big Brother ponies' designs.)

I blame Lady & the Tramp for this, with the whole "the girl puppies are purebred spaniels still, somehow, and the boy puppy is a clone of the Tramp", lol.  What was up with that?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on March 30, 2017, 07:48:30 AM
Oh, I just thought of another one.  I don't like the idea of the boy ponies being drafthorses (furry hooves) while the females don't have furry hooves.

If they wanted to make a new breed with both male AND female drafthorses, then okay.  But having just the boys as drafthorses (and in the US, ALL the boys except like two babies) just doesn't make sense.  (I also dislike most of the Big Brother ponies' designs.)

I blame Lady & the Tramp for this, with the whole "the girl puppies are purebred spaniels still, somehow, and the boy puppy is a clone of the Tramp", lol.  What was up with that?


heteronormativity is everywhere, my dude!! the boys are drafthorses so that you know theyre boys :        )
just like things with eyelashes are girls, and scruffy hard working scrappy things are boys. hasbro is no exception, especially in the 80s. but even now- they have a seperate "boy" mold instead of just making boy ponies with the same molds.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: princessluna11706 on March 30, 2017, 11:10:02 AM
I don't like Gusty. She is the equivalent of a 90s webpage with a green background and red text.

:lol: this made me laugh out loud!

I like the BBE babies! I had some as a kid and I think they're really cute.
I also like eyelash princesses and tinsel. 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 30, 2017, 01:20:48 PM
I like Bunny Hop's pose. As a kid, I thought it was really cool.

Goldilocks was way more cuter then Rapunzel.

And. I am ready to dodge fakies. I wouldn't like most G1 ponies if it wasn't for nostalgia.

I like Bunny Hop's pose too. It's one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on March 30, 2017, 03:03:45 PM
but even now- they have a seperate "boy" mold instead of just making boy ponies with the same molds.

Prism Glider and Neon Lights are dudes and they're in female molds. All the G2 boys had the same molds as the girls, too. Not to mention some of the traditionally female G1 ponies were made into boys in different countries (the Prince ponies, Re Unicorno, Gustavo, etc)... but I'm rambling. ^^;
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on March 30, 2017, 04:13:14 PM
What are some of your unpopular pony opinions?

I love tinsel hair. It's so beautiful, especially when it sparkles and flashes in sunlight.

I don't like the Mimic pose. It's my least favorite unicorn pose.

I don't like certain Collector Status Ponies like;

Mimic, if she were more green and less yellow and were on a different pose, I'd be desperately wanting her, because her hair is unique and gorgeous and I adore Twinkle Eyes and the color of hers especially.

I don't get the love for Rapunzel either. She's just blah to me and I don't care for her colors and symbol.

I love the Gingerbread and Tootsie poses. I think they're cute.

I love gradient color and cascading symbol G3s. I think they're stunning and unique.


I agree with the above!

I love the Gingerbread pose too, it's athletic and strong.  I did own a perfect Gingerbread once but I sold her within three months because I couldn't bear to display her.  I kept worrying too much about her condition.  Too perfect! However, I do have Shady, Daisy Sweet, Sky Rocket and Birthday pony but I would love to have TE Sky Rocket and Cupcake too.

I also love the Tootsie pose, particularly Tootsie, Snowflake, Cuddles, Merriweather, Cherries Jubilee, Tutti Frutti, Sweet Suds, Cherry Sweet, Rosette, Play Time and Magic Star. So many nice ponies!

My favourite complete set of ponies is the set that includes Snowflake, Gypsy, Honeycomb and Hopscotch.  Not sure if that's controversial or not but I think they are just such a great set.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 30, 2017, 04:36:32 PM
What are some of your unpopular pony opinions?

I love tinsel hair. It's so beautiful, especially when it sparkles and flashes in sunlight.

I don't like the Mimic pose. It's my least favorite unicorn pose.

I don't like certain Collector Status Ponies like;

Mimic, if she were more green and less yellow and were on a different pose, I'd be desperately wanting her, because her hair is unique and gorgeous and I adore Twinkle Eyes and the color of hers especially.

I don't get the love for Rapunzel either. She's just blah to me and I don't care for her colors and symbol.

I love the Gingerbread and Tootsie poses. I think they're cute.

I love gradient color and cascading symbol G3s. I think they're stunning and unique.


I agree with the above!

I love the Gingerbread pose too, it's athletic and strong.  I did own a perfect Gingerbread once but I sold her within three months because I couldn't bear to display her.  I kept worrying too much about her condition.  Too perfect! However, I do have Shady, Daisy Sweet, Sky Rocket and Birthday pony but I would love to have TE Sky Rocket and Cupcake too.

I also love the Tootsie pose, particularly Tootsie, Snowflake, Cuddles, Merriweather, Cherries Jubilee, Tutti Frutti, Sweet Suds, Cherry Sweet, Rosette, Play Time and Magic Star. So many nice ponies!

My favourite complete set of ponies is the set that includes Snowflake, Gypsy, Honeycomb and Hopscotch.  Not sure if that's controversial or not but I think they are just such a great set.


Who's Daisy Sweet?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 30, 2017, 04:37:16 PM
All the G2 boys had the same molds as the girls, too.

Yeah, I really like that about G2.

I like Bunny Hop's pose as well.

I don't know if this is controversial, but I wish Honeycomb's hair was golden (like her baby) instead of chartreuse.  I think it makes more sense for a bee themed pony--like honey. ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on March 30, 2017, 04:55:23 PM

Who's Daisy Sweet?

Here she is!

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Daisy_Sweet (http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Daisy_Sweet)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 30, 2017, 05:22:38 PM

Who's Daisy Sweet?

Here she is!

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Daisy_Sweet (http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Daisy_Sweet)

Oh!  :doh:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: nightmare muffin on March 30, 2017, 05:25:59 PM
I genuinely like the Takara ponies, which are adorable.
I like g4 ponies, even though fans of earlier gens don't really seem to.
I dislike the seaponies, of g1 and their shoo-be-doo's.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on March 30, 2017, 07:02:18 PM
I also am not a huge fan of the collectors pose.

Semi related, I don't understand why G3 Minty is considered the same character as g1 Minty.  IMHO, they are clearly two different ponies.  Not at all like g1 Applejack and G4 Applejack.

Speaking of which, g1 Applejack has always been one of my least favorite ponies.  (Orange is my least favorite color.). I only like G4 Applejack because my Texas self loves her country personality and emphasis on family.

To me Mail Order Stockings is *the* definitive Christmas pony (she was in my childhood herd) and I'm always surprised at how she is so little known compared to the other holiday ponies.  And I keep trying to fix this by pointing it out whenever I can.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on March 30, 2017, 08:53:17 PM
Oh, I just remembered two more boy ponies in girl molds. Sniffles (http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Sniffles_and_Snookums) (well, in the UK at least) and Noodles (http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Doodles_and_Noodles).

Semi related, I don't understand why G3 Minty is considered the same character as g1 Minty.  IMHO, they are clearly two different ponies.  Not at all like g1 Applejack and G4 Applejack.

Yes, same!! IMO if they're from a different gen, then they're different characters. Like, I consider G1, G3 and G4 Applejack to be three entirely seperate characters.

I don't know if this is controversial, but I wish Honeycomb's hair was golden (like her baby) instead of chartreuse.  I think it makes more sense for a bee themed pony--like honey. ;)

This would be nice!! I like how her baby doesn't match her (I dunno, I just like it when the baby ponies are slightly different - like how Baby Glory and Moondancer's hair is lighter than their mums', or how some of them are different breeds, etc) but Honeycomb would look nice with that colour hair.. I wonder if anyone's ever made a custom like that.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: mlly on March 30, 2017, 09:29:36 PM
I don't dislike her but I just don't get why G3 Minty is so popular and is the most popular of her Gen. Her colors and symbols are nothing special.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 30, 2017, 09:52:55 PM
I don't dislike her but I just don't get why G3 Minty is so popular and is the most popular of her Gen. Her colors and symbols are nothing special.


They like her personality.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on March 30, 2017, 10:11:17 PM
First and then you can kill me off: l like customizing ponies, for me is like giving them a new life, so sorry for those who find that an abomination.

Then, l hate flutter pony original wings, they look like nothing the ones from the tv show. Ok they are shiny and sparkling but still, don't like them.

As for Perfume puff ponies, l would love to get a Red Roses with baited hair so l could rehair her my way.

As for so soft ponies, they should all have been like this or none of them, but when you get used to the nss the flocked are weird. Maybe if from the beginning all the ponies would have been flocked then it would be ok. After all ponies have fur...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponytales on March 30, 2017, 10:40:18 PM
Don't like So-Softs. As previously said, the flocking takes away from the beauty of their symbols and colours. For example, I love Lofty but only if she's perfectly deflocked. That way I can really *see* her!

Also don't like the BBE's. It's hard for me not to attach a personality to every pony that comes through my door but the BBE's are just creepy to me.... I feel like they're always about to blink all by themselves!  :shocked:

And yet I LOVE the Piggy Ponies. They're beautiful and not creepy at all!

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on March 30, 2017, 11:50:50 PM
And yet I LOVE the Piggy Ponies. They're beautiful and not creepy at all!

I love love love piggy ponies. Especially Algodoncete, she's a big dreamie of mine. Her little legs are just so cute! How could anybody not love something so unique?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Crystal-Sushi on March 31, 2017, 12:15:21 AM
I adore the teeny-tiny face, perhaps because it does resemble a cat, and I've always loved cats!
I dislike most ponies with electronic gimmicks, as they tend to use the harder plastic which makes them feel... cheaper? in my eyes, and I like vaguely squishy pony vinyl  ^.^
I don't actually mind the obvious jointing/movable parts/magnet noses found on Magic Motion G2s - not sure why. When I was younger this used to bug me, but now I'm able to easily overlook it for some reason :satisfied:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on March 31, 2017, 03:29:02 AM
I don't like Wind Whistler's cartoon personality.  I always felt like she was purposely throwing word-of-the-day vocabulary into her speech to look smart when she was not, in fact, particularly clever.  She still needed a twelve year old girl to take charge, you know what I'm sayin'?

Haha, so true! I never cared for her either.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on March 31, 2017, 04:31:17 PM
I love the G3 So Softs, i think they are really adorable.
I love the original G4 style for the toys and i much prefer it to the reboot.
I don't care for Punzie (is that really an unpopular opinion now that everybody is saying it?)
I like Tinsel and 3D symbols when it looks good (like on the g1 princesses)
I love the G4 talking twilight toy, she is one of my favorite g4 toys and one of my favorites from all generations tbh.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 01, 2017, 06:38:30 AM
Hrm.
I don't like Sundae Best ponies, I think their changed moulds and wishy washy colours make them ugly. I also consider all sweet-related scented ponies some kind of weapon of mass destruction unleashed on the world because of the nauseating nature of their perfumes. The only scents I can stand are the Perfume Puffs, which I adore.

I like UK pony names better than US pony names. And will use them, even if people don't have a clue who I mean xD.

I hate Pinkie Pie.

I am not a huge fan of MLP animation in any generation. I like G1 better than G3 and G4, but I can take it or leave it. I am a comic character girl. I also actively hate MLP the Movie. The only thing in it that I don't hate is the smooze song, because it's epic.

Magic Star looks better with all four hooves on the ground.  (This is an opinion that surprises even me because as a kid I hated that pose, but now I can't see the rearing SS as the true Magic Star...to me she's the one in Tootsie's pose and that's that.)

I don't need there to be a G5. I also don't need to see Hasbro superimpose G1 onto any other generation. I am happy with G1 as G1, and think that later generations should have and deserve their own identity. I also don't mind if MLP ends for good or if it doesn't, because I don't believe you can recreate childhood nostalgia that easily anyway. Basically, you can't uninvent what already exists, and to me MLP doesn't need to keep creating new lines to justify itself.

The most unpopular opinion I probably have though is this one:

Many Nirvana prices are entirely unjustifiable, and spending several thousand dollars on a single pony, while I respect that as an individual choice, to me is utterly crazy. I get a tick every time I see someone say that x pony is "worth" $3000. It's only worth that if someone is willing to pay it, and quite frankly, all ponies were created equal.




Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 01, 2017, 07:25:11 AM
Oh, that reminds me of another unpopular opinion of mine:

I hate the term "Nirvana".  I prefer "variants" and "country exclusives."
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 01, 2017, 07:31:09 AM
Oh, that reminds me of another unpopular opinion of mine:

I hate the term "Nirvana".  I prefer "variants" and "country exclusives."

If we're getting down to that nitty gritty, I dislike the term "variant" being applied to something sold in Europe or the UK vis a vis the US version. The most common example is with Confetti, or the Fancy Pants Babies. The word version is fine, but variant makes it sound like they're some kind of mutated species that's subordinate to the original genus. In fact, in the case of those two examples, they have different set names anyway to identify them.

Whiich brings me to another gripe I totally forgot till you brought this up.

I really hate "non-" labels. Non Beddy Bye Eye. Non So Soft. etc. Ponies are not non-versions of another pony. They're ponies in their own right and have proper labels that I wish people would use instead.

I don't really like the Nirvana term either, now you mention it. It sounds elitist.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 01, 2017, 10:16:34 AM
I love g3.5s, FiM, BBEs and Pinky Pie both g3 and 4.

So-softs are great. Sure the symbol is buried but if you deflock, they're brilliant n who needs to see em anyway; they're for snuggling.

I love damaged and discolored ponies. They're lovable, sometimes unique and almost always real cheap n i dont have to worry about messing them up.

I just got Mimic. I thought i'd like her more. Im sure i will once i've ripped out her eyes n put in real gems. Soon i'll have all the dull eye ponies with real eye gems.

Ive always loved Eeyore (who seems suddenly in fashion but didnt used to be) and maybe is why i love original collectors pose and wish for My Pretty Pony. Also like gimmics, cant wait to have MPP's wacky eye and ear.  So cool!

Forgot to add my #1 most favoritest thing: Princess Big Mac.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shabi on April 01, 2017, 03:46:13 PM
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Oh, I don't like So Softs, either. You can barely see their symbols!! And their pretty colours get covered up. It's annoying since a lot of SS ponies have beautiful colours and/or symbols...

Also, idk if this is a popular or unpopular opinion or what, but I don't like First Tooth babies, either. I dunno, the tooth just looks weird to me.
Agreed on everything!
I've had toys with flocking in my childhood. It's a pain. Even if the slightest bit of flocking is off the whole toy looks bad and it's really easy to damage the flocking. And the worst part is you can't do anything about it! If plastic had a scratch you can sand it. If the flocking is damaged it's the end of the world.
First tooth babies look creepy to me. Why is their tooth should be visible again?.. Do they put it out on a display like "heyyyy I got my first tooth!"?
Remembering first tooth babies I remembered that I hate baby Quackers. Her voice is super annoying and why does she quack? Is it a condition? Or is she just trying to cosplay a duck? She sounds like Donald Duck.

There are also G4 ponies I don't like. I don't like Luna. Luna fanboys will find me and kill me. I mean yeah I like her design but her whiny edgy character is ugh. And every edgelord fanboying(girling) over her like mad hating Celestia and other princesses, saying how much Luna is unappreciated and how lonely she is (basically transferring their problems on her) is driving me insane. I don't like Muffin pony for the same reason - bad fanbase. What's so great about her anyway? The fact that she's (probably) disabled? Nope, being disabled isn't fun. If she's not disabled and just a blonde stereotype it's even worse. I'm glad they re-voiced her. And I was scared to see the raging brony community when they did.
I love Tirek. Both of them. A villain who's actually evil and not a "I need love to survive", "I was jelly of my big sis and let the monster in", "I'm a goofy weirdo", "I have a giant selfesteem but it doesn't help my bad magic skills", "rawr, crystals", "bad hair day", "Daring notice me sempai" and "my childhood sweetheart left me so I'll zombify a village". I love villains who's evil because they want to, not because mommy didn't love them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 01, 2017, 09:44:47 PM
Remembering first tooth babies I remembered that I hate baby Quackers. Her voice is super annoying and why does she quack? Is it a condition? Or is she just trying to cosplay a duck?

I'm glad I'm not the only one who was annoyed by this.

Oh and on a related note, the way the G1 babies would talk, constantly using "me" in place of "I", drove me nuts. I've never heard real pre-school age kids talk like that.


Another one: I love SHS and wish there were more of them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on April 01, 2017, 10:00:15 PM

There are also G4 ponies I don't like. I don't like Luna. Luna fanboys will find me and kill me. I mean yeah I like her design but her whiny edgy character is ugh. And every edgelord fanboying(girling) over her like mad hating Celestia and other princesses, saying how much Luna is unappreciated and how lonely she is (basically transferring their problems on her) is driving me insane.
Um... what "edgy character"?  Is this how (some) bronies write her, because I've never seen anything edgy about her character in the show...

I love Princess Luna, but I agree with your point.  It's annoying how some of her fans are to Princess Celestia (who I also love).

Also, I don't know if it's an unpopular opinion here yet (people didn't seem to know what i was talking about last time), but I love Angel Bunny and I don't see him the way most Fluttershy fans seem to.

Seriously, I'm a Fluttershy fan (she's my favorite pony), but I can tell that he's usually very kind and supportive to her, with "Putting Your Hoof Down" being the exception (yet bronies act like he's always like that, if not worse).  Usually Angel's main flaw is that he's spoiled, but some of Fluttershy's fans act like he routinely hurts her, which he doesn't.  Is this a joke, because it saddens me that they see him like this.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 01, 2017, 11:16:34 PM
Shabi, i love luna and i'm on my way there right now to get you. :frolic:
(Edited to add: i'm totally joking about the second part! Im not sure that was 100 percent clear)

Not everyone sees luna as a whiny loser or has to hate Tia. It's transference to dislike any character just to oppose some few of that character's more vocal (and whiny) fans.

Perhaps i can convince you to give my version of her a read? "a pony story" in FiM subforum. I dont think anyones reading it and its looking like i'll have to revise without anyone's input before publishing it on fanfic sites. I promise, theres no mufin pony in there or "lunar republic" hogwash and i challenge you to dislike luna after reading it.

I love Freza in dragonball z, now thats a good bad guy. Tirec wasnt that evil at all, he didnt even punish the Princesses for stashing their magic. He didnt kill anyone actually, he just wanted power. No worse than Sunset Shimmer, oh and was all that last stuff about Starlight or were you referring to some other ponies too? I couldnt really tell...i really like starlight but i liked her best when she first appeared so i kept liking her in spite of her bad writing afterwards.

Edit:  Oh wait!  I recognize the Queen, Nightmare Moon, Trixie....Sombra?  I don't know who goofy, bad hair day, or notice me are though....totally stumped!  Help me out!

yet another edit:  I think this is unpopular:  I completely don't like Fluttershy.  She's supposed to be shy and nice but she's just passive-aggressive and mopey.  And the whole Stare thing is weak.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SundanceSadie on April 02, 2017, 04:45:08 AM
I think ponies in Collector's pose look depressed.

I don't care for baby ponies.


both of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hate nearly all baby ponies... and i think the collectors pose is SUCH a stinker. theres so many beautiful poses out there the collectors one is so Eyore..

Love it!  :iconclap:
I will now forever think of the collectors pose as the Eeyore pose, which I actually happen to like. Eeyore as well  ;)

I'm pretty sure this is very unpopular though...I don't like the Sweetheart Sister Ponies  :shocked:   They're just too deer-like without enough horse like proportions. Just my opinion.

The second one is the pearlized baby ponies...I feel like that opinion is probably unpopular too? If they had painted the eyes on after the pearlizing process I'd be good. But since they didn't, they look like the undead to me. You know, that whole glazed over, gross, milky eye thing?!
I just can't  :drool: :freak:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on April 02, 2017, 01:56:01 PM
I don't really like the sweetheart sisters either, so your not alone.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: DalaPony on April 02, 2017, 04:12:03 PM
I'm not that fond of the Sweetheart Sisters either. I never took to the characters when they were introduced in the UK comic, and that bled over into me not liking the toys very much either. I still think they look a bit weird.

Put me down as another person who loves the Tootsy pose. I think it looks really cute, especially on Cherries Jubilee.

I don't like European Princess Sparkle at all. All the glitter and fibre optic lights and whatnot are just too much. She reminds of a cupcake that's been decorated by someone who doesn't know where to stop and has piled heaps and heaps of icing and glittery sprinkles on it. Looking at her kind of gives me toothache :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 02, 2017, 04:36:28 PM
I don't like Teddy and I think he's a jerk. I'm alright with cartoon jerks as long as they're entertaining, but he is not and I don't get why he's so popular.

I don't like the pearlized set of baby ponies either. I mean it looks great on the Pretty n Pearlies and the G4 Pearlies, but not the baby set.

I want more Princess Gold Lily and Princess Sterling toys, they're such pretty unipegs.

I dislike the terms alicorn, cutie mark, and putting pony into various words, everypony,somepony, it's forced and sounds lame, not to mention the sheer number of horse puns annoys me. Stop Hasbro. We know they're horses.

I'm not fond of Pinkie Pie G3 or G4.

I like G3 Rainbowdash better. I need to get her back in my collection someday.

I don't like Changelings.

I like Bat Ponies a lot.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shabi on April 02, 2017, 04:50:11 PM
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Um... what "edgy character"?
Princess of the night, dark design, jealous of her sister, becoming a monster, torturing herself with guilt and threatening to destroy Equestria seem pretty edgy to me :) I mean she won't beat Sombra's edgyness (he's like an ultimate "original character do not steal") but still.
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Seriously, I'm a Fluttershy fan (she's my favorite pony), but I can tell that he's usually very kind and supportive to her, with "Putting Your Hoof Down" being the exception (yet bronies act like he's always like that, if not worse).  Usually Angel's main flaw is that he's spoiled, but some of Fluttershy's fans act like he routinely hurts her, which he doesn't.  Is this a joke, because it saddens me that they see him like this.
Agreed. Angel doesn't hate Flutty. It's tough love.
lostpony, I don't actually dislike Luna, just the rabid lunafans. I'm pretty indifferent to Luna herself, but if I had to choose between loving or hating her I'd choose to love her, she's very lovable :)

I wish I could read your fanfic but sadly I don't have time to read, especially in English. I have to use google translate when reading or writing a lot  :blush:
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Not everyone sees luna as a whiny loser or has to hate Tia. It's transference to dislike any character just to oppose some few of that character's more vocal (and whiny) fans.
I know, I know. But I can't do anything about myself. Every time I see a whiny fan I feel a bit mad about the character who they're whiny about. It was much worse when I just got into FiM. I had internet fights a lot  :biggrin:
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Edit:  Oh wait!  I recognize the Queen, Nightmare Moon, Trixie....Sombra?  I don't know who goofy, bad hair day, or notice me are though....totally stumped!  Help me out!
Yep! "Goofy" is Discord, "notice me" is Ahuizotl (I can see him stealing stuff just to get in another book about Daring Do. He just looses all the time so why does he try? He wants to be a star! XD), "bad hair day" is Mane-iak. I hope I didn't insult anyone's favourite character, this was supposed to be silly xP

I think Sweetheart Sisters are cute! Like some kind of teenage ponies. Were they aimed at teenager girls by the way?

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I want more Princess Gold Lily and Princess Sterling toys, they're such pretty unipegs.
Agreed! I thing the fact their wings are different colors from their bodies makes them unique. I've seen people hate them for that.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 02, 2017, 05:03:28 PM
I can't stand Truly's character and this kinda carries over into her toy. Which is a shame because I love her pose, name and symbol.

I wish Princess Twilight Sparkle had blue in her hair like her predecessor Twilight Twinkle.

I wish the Tales boys had been made, I don't understand why they, as main characters didn't get toys. I would love to have Lancer.

Speaking of, Lancer is woefully underrated and needs more attention. Even Ace is more popular and he's the most boring of the trio.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 02, 2017, 05:17:33 PM
Teddy is just awful.  I don't ship him and Sweetheart at all (or him or anyone), he's such a jerk.  Ace is also pretty bad--kind of like the pony version of Gaston.  Speaking of Tales, my least favorite main Tales girl is . . . SWEETHEART. Hey Sweetheart, your verbal quirk is really truly annoying.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 02, 2017, 05:28:11 PM
Teddy is just awful.  I don't ship him and Sweetheart at all (or him or anyone), he's such a jerk.  Ace is also pretty bad--kind of like the pony version of Gaston.  Speaking of Tales, my least favorite main Tales girl is . . . SWEETHEART. Hey Sweetheart, your verbal quirk is really truly annoying.

Ha! I forgot she did that. I haven't seen Tales in forever.

Twilight Sparkle is far more reminiscent of Starlight then Twilight. Studious? Check. Serious? Check.  Teacher's pet? Check. A team leader of sorts? Check.


It bugs me that the main six are said to be more like G1 ponies when most of them are G3 ponies. It bugs me more when G4 fans superimpose the main six's personality on them, when the G1s and G3s are their own characters.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 02, 2017, 05:40:47 PM
I'm not a big fan of Mimic. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 02, 2017, 05:58:27 PM
I'm not a big fan of Mimic. 


Ponyfan

I think her pose is really dinky and weird.. I'm not a huge fan either. But I am really enchanted with her cutie mark... More birds please!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 02, 2017, 06:51:38 PM
I can never decide if I like TAF Buttons. I love and dislike Munchy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on April 02, 2017, 07:13:26 PM
I don't like G1 TAF ponies at all. They just look messy and overdone!
Then again, G2 Silver Swirl is my favorite thing ever, so I'm a bit of a hypocrite :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 02, 2017, 11:15:10 PM
I want more Princess Gold Lily and Princess Sterling toys, they're such pretty unipegs.

I dislike the terms alicorn, cutie mark, and putting pony into various words, everypony,somepony, it's forced and sounds lame, not to mention the sheer number of horse puns annoys me. Stop Hasbro. We know they're horses.

HERE HERE!!! I looove Gold Lily and Sterling.. I wish we had more winged unicorn toys in general, really. Who cares if they don't "make sense" within the show's storyline - just give me more winged unicorns!! XP

And I won't even get into how much I hate the term "cutie mark".. :razz:

edit: Oh, I thought of another one. I hate the term "show accurate". I really don't care if the toy has a slightly different eye shape, or if her hair is longer than her cartoon counterpart, or whatever :p
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: daffodil101 on April 02, 2017, 11:38:43 PM
I'mm not a huge fan of brush 'n' grow ponies.  Especially the Princess set-- the jewels on the forehead just look awful to me.  Also dislike Baby Princess Sparkle.  Just something over-the-top gimmicky-girly about them.

Also no interest in Rapunzel (common theme!)

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 02, 2017, 11:46:44 PM
I do like TAF buttons but I do not like her so soft form that much.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: wyndeboo on April 03, 2017, 12:43:23 AM
I have never understood all the hype around rapunzel. Shes just not my cup of tea.

And i really am not a fan of TAF dancing butterflies
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2017, 01:05:56 AM
I'm pretty picky about TAFs myself. I personally think the way G3 did the concept was​ better. But I love the unicorn babies, Dancing Butterflies, Sweet Tooth, Up Up and Away and Nightglider.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 03, 2017, 05:54:15 AM

I dislike the terms alicorn, cutie mark, and putting pony into various words, everypony,somepony, it's forced and sounds lame, not to mention the sheer number of horse puns annoys me. Stop Hasbro. We know they're horses.

But that's the only way we know they're not deer.

I'm not fond of Pinkie Pie G3 or G4.
More for me.


...if I had to choose between loving or hating her I'd choose to love her, she's very lovable :)
Slippery slope....sounds like a rabid lunafan in the making to me

I wish I could read your fanfic but sadly I don't have time to read, especially in English. I have to use google translate when reading or writing a lot  :blush:
Google translate can't possibly be behind your perfect grammar....better than a lot of people I know, just saying.  I'd read it to you but the only Russian I know is "nyet"
Yep! "Goofy" is Discord, "notice me" is Ahuizotl (I can see him stealing stuff just to get in another book about Daring Do. He just looses all the time so why does he try? He wants to be a star! XD), "bad hair day" is Mane-iak. I hope I didn't insult anyone's favourite character, this was supposed to be silly xP
I barely noticed those characters, yes including Q.  I like sweetheart sisters too.  Don't hate the skinny!
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I want more Princess Gold Lily and Princess Sterling toys, they're such pretty unipegs."
Agreed! I thing the fact their wings are different colors from their bodies makes them unique. I've seen people hate them for that.
Who?  sounds like I need them
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2017, 06:13:59 AM
I think Raindrop is every bit as pretty as Nachtlight and it's kinda sad that she doesn't seem to be as wanted or talked about.

@Lostpony. :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on April 03, 2017, 08:30:02 AM
I pretty much love and appreciate all ponies, all generations. That seems to be quite unusual. I do have my favourites, obviously, but anything pony-shaped reels me in sooner or later. I used not to like seaponies but now I do. I even think BBEs and G3.5 are sweet, and I'm intending to bbuy at least one G4.5.

I REALLY like the G1 ponies with gimmicks. The Sweet Talkin' ponies (I have all three languages!), the roller skate ponies, the incredibly blingy Princess Sparkle, Dance 'n' Prance ponies, Brush 'n' Grow....I just really love them all.

I think Friendship is Magic is a fun kid's cartoon that can be enjoyed for what it is without being analysed to within an inch of its life. That certainly seems to be a rare opinion.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Wardah on April 03, 2017, 08:50:53 AM
I could care less if they "look like horses". I have no special preference for horses over other animals and my favorite real animals are cats. I just love fantasy creatures and pastel, vaguely equine things definitely fit the bill.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 03, 2017, 09:15:16 AM
I could care less if they "look like horses". I have no special preference for horses over other animals and my favorite real animals are cats. I just love fantasy creatures and pastel, vaguely equine things definitely fit the bill.

True this! If you want replica horses, go buy a Breyer ;  )
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: CustomsRfun on April 03, 2017, 09:25:24 AM
I really, really don't like the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
I find their episode's storylines weak. And their voices makes me cringe.

I also don't like Spike much.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 03, 2017, 11:38:00 AM

I dislike the terms alicorn, cutie mark, and putting pony into various words, everypony,somepony, it's forced and sounds lame, not to mention the sheer number of horse puns annoys me. Stop Hasbro. We know they're horses.

But that's the only way we know they're not deer.



*fingers itch to insert a shinto shrine sacred animal comment here...*

Ahem. Resisting. Resisting. Resisted.

Right.

Echoing what people have said about cutie mark, etc. I don't hate G4, but I hate most of it's terminology. And when people use it - especially everypony and cutie-mark - I feel it makes them sound stupid. People here are smart and grown up and capable of using proper words, like everyone and symbol. We're adults. Let's not pretend to be children, especially when talking about ponies that are old enough to be the parents of the ponies that brought those terms into our world.

So yeah. When people use cutie-mark to refer to a G1, I stop taking them seriously as a G1 collector.

I also like SHS.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 03, 2017, 12:10:19 PM
I agree on calling G1 symbols cutie marks. I've seen pony auctions on Ebay that say something like "Vintage 80's ponies, One has purple rain drops for a cutie mark." They should have stuck with symbol instead of Cutie Mark. Cutie mark doesn't sound as grown up to me and should only be used for G4 not G1.

I'm not very fond of Twinkle Eye ponies. I only had two in my childhood ponies and I think there is only one of my wishlist.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2017, 12:35:21 PM
Well for those of us who dislike the term, we can't blame cutie mark on G4. G3 started that one.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: mlly on April 03, 2017, 01:22:27 PM
When I was still interested in FiM/G4 way back I really was not bothered at all by the Celestia toys being pink (This was back when I still cared about show accuracy mind you) I'm still not. I don't like G4/FiM anymore now but even if I still did, pink Celestia toys still wouldn't bother me.
Which is weird since I'm usually annoyed and aggravated when girl toys force and overuse the color pink, but for some reason, pink Celestia has just never bothered me. :shrug:

The term 'alicorn' has always bugged me too. I think 'pegacorn' makes more sense especially since not everyone is a nerd familiar with D&D terminology :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 03, 2017, 02:37:40 PM
I like Sweetheart Sisters, too! I love how elegant and lithe and pretty they are. I need more of them :P

When I was still interested in FiM/G4 way back I really was not bothered at all by the Celestia toys being pink (This was back when I still cared about show accuracy mind you) I'm still not. I don't like G4/FiM anymore now but even if I still did, pink Celestia toys still wouldn't bother me.
Which is weird since I'm usually annoyed and aggravated when girl toys force and overuse the color pink, but for some reason, pink Celestia has just never bothered me. :shrug:

The term 'alicorn' has always bugged me too. I think 'pegacorn' makes more sense especially since not everyone is a nerd familiar with D&D terminology :P

I didn't really care whether Celestia was pink or white, either. She does look nicer as white, but idk I didn't think it was -that- big a deal. (Also it bothers me how most of the white!Celestia toys overdo her cheek blush..)

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I want more Princess Gold Lily and Princess Sterling toys, they're such pretty unipegs."
Agreed! I thing the fact their wings are different colors from their bodies makes them unique. I've seen people hate them for that.
Who?  sounds like I need them

Princess Sterling:
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Princess Gold Lily (in the back - sorry it's not that good a photo, it's the only one I have of mine ^^;)
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I love them!! Especially Sterling's symbol, it's so pretty and delicate. It reminds me of something from Sailor Moon.

I think Raindrop is every bit as pretty as Nachtlight and it's kinda sad that she doesn't seem to be as wanted or talked about.

I love her, too!! I wish she was more popular. She seems harder to find than Nachtlicht, too, at least for me (though I haven't really been looking for her lately, admittedly - can't afford her atm :P).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: reanna-mator on April 03, 2017, 07:39:16 PM
I like "cutie mark." It makes me think of Animaniacs when Dot used the term. <3
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
I think country exclusives are prettier by far then some of the variants.

Mountain Boys
Nachtlight and Raindrop
The Seaside Babies
Roller Skate Ponies
Holly Dash
Hip Holly
Cookery Ponies

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I like Sweetheart Sisters, too! I love how elegant and lithe and pretty they are. I need more of them :P

When I was still interested in FiM/G4 way back I really was not bothered at all by the Celestia toys being pink (This was back when I still cared about show accuracy mind you) I'm still not. I don't like G4/FiM anymore now but even if I still did, pink Celestia toys still wouldn't bother me.
Which is weird since I'm usually annoyed and aggravated when girl toys force and overuse the color pink, but for some reason, pink Celestia has just never bothered me. :shrug:

The term 'alicorn' has always bugged me too. I think 'pegacorn' makes more sense especially since not everyone is a nerd familiar with D&D terminology :P

I didn't really care whether Celestia was pink or white, either. She does look nicer as white, but idk I didn't think it was -that- big a deal. (Also it bothers me how most of the white!Celestia toys overdo her cheek blush..)

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I want more Princess Gold Lily and Princess Sterling toys, they're such pretty unipegs."
Agreed! I thing the fact their wings are different colors from their bodies makes them unique. I've seen people hate them for that.
Who?  sounds like I need them

Princess Sterling:
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Princess Gold Lily (in the back - sorry it's not that good a photo, it's the only one I have of mine ^^;)
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I love them!! Especially Sterling's symbol, it's so pretty and delicate. It reminds me of something from Sailor Moon.

I think Raindrop is every bit as pretty as Nachtlight and it's kinda sad that she doesn't seem to be as wanted or talked about.

I love her, too!! I wish she was more popular. She seems harder to find than Nachtlicht, too, at least for me (though I haven't really been looking for her lately, admittedly - can't afford her atm :P).

Your girls are lovely Carrehz.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: preciousstar on April 03, 2017, 09:24:54 PM
i'm not sure whether or not this is an unpopular opinion, but i love the SHS molds, and the colors Hasbro paired them with. they're such dainty "giraffes," as my father used to call them :silly:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 03, 2017, 09:58:56 PM
Your girls are lovely Carrehz.

Thank you! :*
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Heart891011 on April 03, 2017, 10:24:37 PM
I don't like ponies with open mouths and strange poses, however I love the G4.5 ponies with closed mouths standing still
I don't care for sea ponies, so soft, or TAF
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 03, 2017, 11:27:11 PM
Well for those of us who dislike the term, we can't blame cutie mark on G4. G3 started that one.


Really? I thought it started with G4. I missed most of the early G3 stuff and only got back in to ponies around the time the Core 7 started.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 04, 2017, 03:14:00 AM
i'm not sure whether or not this is an unpopular opinion, but i love the SHS molds, and the colors Hasbro paired them with. they're such dainty "giraffes," as my father used to call them :silly:


Aww.  :happy:
 What would he call Creamsicle then?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 04, 2017, 05:15:42 AM
i'm not sure whether or not this is an unpopular opinion, but i love the SHS molds, and the colors Hasbro paired them with. they're such dainty "giraffes," as my father used to call them :silly:


Aww.  :happy:
 What would he call Creamsicle then?

I wondered that too.

Post Merge: April 04, 2017, 05:20:58 AM

I pretty much love and appreciate all ponies, all generations. That seems to be quite unusual. I do have my favourites, obviously, but anything pony-shaped reels me in sooner or later. I used not to like seaponies but now I do. I even think BBEs and G3.5 are sweet, and I'm intending to bbuy at least one G4.5.

I REALLY like the G1 ponies with gimmicks. The Sweet Talkin' ponies (I have all three languages!), the roller skate ponies, the incredibly blingy Princess Sparkle, Dance 'n' Prance ponies, Brush 'n' Grow....I just really love them all.

I think Friendship is Magic is a fun kid's cartoon that can be enjoyed for what it is without being analysed to within an inch of its life. That certainly seems to be a rare opinion.

Sorry Shaz but i agree with you 100% (except I loved seaponies from the first one I held).  Probably not too good for your reputation...

Post Merge: April 04, 2017, 05:42:43 AM

Princess Sterling and Princess Gold Lily are REAL??  NO WAY, MUST HAVE!  How did I not know about this?  I'm neither great nor powerful and yes Taffeta, everypony knows it. :silly:

Were they trying to use up Pinklestia parts after making her white?  (body and wings in pink there). OMG I need that little pink piano too...seems I don't know G4 as well as I thought I did.

Ponyfan, I'm astounded you didn't know G3 had cutie marks...I thought you knew everything pony!  Now, I guess maybe you do...

I think a lot of eBay sellers use "cutie mark" for G1 ponies because they are NOT fans or collectors, just dumping stuff for money.  I buy from members here befroe resorting to eBay for such reasons.

um last thing I can think of, is "alicorn" a DnD term?  I assumed it was coined by FiM.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 04, 2017, 12:13:24 PM
Well for those of us who dislike the term, we can't blame cutie mark on G4. G3 started that one.


Really? I thought it started with G4. I missed most of the early G3 stuff and only got back in to ponies around the time the Core 7 started.


Ponyfan

G3 started it. But G4 made people use it ad nauseum. Though if people want to use it for those generations, it's not an issue to me. I don't like the term but it's when it's used for G1 that I get really twitchy.

*throws custard pies at lostpony*

I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that the intonation of German Sweet Talking Pony declaration of love could not be more lacking in love if she tried. Consequently I find it hilarious and thus my German STP is my favourite :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 04, 2017, 12:39:33 PM
There's still a lot I don't know about ponies. :) I knew G3s had cutie marks but I thought they were still being called symbols in G3.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Uninu on April 04, 2017, 12:47:03 PM
I like the eyelash princesses! :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on April 04, 2017, 12:54:29 PM
There's still a lot I don't know about ponies. :) I knew G3s had cutie marks but I thought they were still being called symbols in G3.


Ponyfan

Hasbro coined the term in G3 but it wasn't used widely.  In fact there was some confusion as to whether it was meant to refer to the little hearts that denoted where the magnets where in the early G3 ponies.  The term was never used in any of the media so it didn't gain any traction.

It became popular in G4 because the show uses it as an ongoing plot device.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 04, 2017, 01:37:34 PM
OMG I need that little pink piano too...seems I don't know G4 as well as I thought I did.

The piano came with the wedding castle (the one w/ Shining Armour) :)

Not sure if "alicorn" is a D&D term or not.. I'd always heard it used to refer to unicorn's horns before FiM adopted it as the "official" term for a unicorn w/ wings. I think FiM got it from the fandom but idk where they got it from.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 04, 2017, 02:54:46 PM
OMG I need that little pink piano too...seems I don't know G4 as well as I thought I did.

The piano came with the wedding castle (the one w/ Shining Armour) :)

Not sure if "alicorn" is a D&D term or not.. I'd always heard it used to refer to unicorn's horns before FiM adopted it as the "official" term for a unicorn w/ wings. I think FiM got it from the fandom but idk where they got it from.


I've heard Alicorn being referred to as unicorn people in fiction. (Unfortunate fact, they actually do exist, but it's due to disease.)

And to the Unicorn horn.

Before they were always winged or flying unicorns.

I always called them unipegs as a kid because I believed they had a pegasus and unicorn parent.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 04, 2017, 04:04:17 PM
I know that Piers Anthony used the term "alicorn" for winged unicorns in his Xanth books.  I don't know if he was the first to use it for them or if he got the idea from a different source.  Anyway, it was widely used in the MLP community before G4;  heck, it was widely used during G2.  "Check out this pony I drew, she is an alicorn with a heart symbol", etc.

I like the term alicorn.  "Winged unicorn" seems to downplay the pegasus aspect, implying that being a unicorn is more important.  And the other fan-terms that used to be around just sounded silly IMO.  (Pegacorn sounds like a foot disease.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 04, 2017, 04:08:20 PM
I know that Piers Anthony used the term "alicorn" for winged unicorns in his Xanth books.  I don't know if he was the first to use it for them or if he got the idea from a different source.  Anyway, it was widely used in the MLP community before G4;  heck, it was widely used during G2.  "Check out this pony I drew, she is an alicorn with a heart symbol", etc.

I like the term alicorn.  "Winged unicorn" seems to downplay the pegasus aspect, implying that being a unicorn is more important.  And the other fan-terms that used to be around just sounded silly IMO.  (Pegacorn sounds like a foot disease.)

Horned pegasus then? :silly:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 04, 2017, 04:09:30 PM
Yes, let the horned pegasus fly free, lol.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 04, 2017, 04:10:30 PM
Yes, let the horned pegasus fly free, lol.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 04, 2017, 05:58:33 PM
Mmmmm custard pie...

Comb my Hayer.  I'm pretty!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 04, 2017, 06:55:46 PM
Mmmmm custard pie...

Comb my Hayer.  I'm pretty!

*Hands lostpony the whip cream and strawberries* Fire away Taffeta!  I want custard pie too! :dribble:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on April 05, 2017, 09:08:30 AM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that the intonation of German Sweet Talking Pony declaration of love could not be more lacking in love if she tried. Consequently I find it hilarious and thus my German STP is my favourite :)

"Ich hab dich lieb!"
Totally agree with this, I love those talking German ponies. Meanwhile the Spanish talking ponies sound very bossy! "Comb my hair! Give me a little kiss! Let's go and play!" Yes, ma'am, right away, ma'am! Demanding little ponies :D

Re alicorns, prior to discovering MLP I had only ever heard alicorn used to refer to the stuff that unicorn horns are made of, so it really grated to hear ponies referred to as alicorns. But what else to call them? Nothing else sounds right.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 05, 2017, 10:17:42 AM

Re alicorns, prior to discovering MLP I had only ever heard alicorn used to refer to the stuff that unicorn horns are made of, so it really grated to hear ponies referred to as alicorns. But what else to call them? Nothing else sounds right.

When I was little, my favorite animals were "flying unicorns"  ; )
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SkyCakes on April 05, 2017, 01:14:29 PM
I know that Piers Anthony used the term "alicorn" for winged unicorns in his Xanth books.  I don't know if he was the first to use it for them or if he got the idea from a different source.  Anyway, it was widely used in the MLP community before G4;  heck, it was widely used during G2.  "Check out this pony I drew, she is an alicorn with a heart symbol", etc.

I used to call them unipegs but yeah it sounds weird. I think my dad read some of Piers Anthonys books. I used one as a book report once. Those were the days when I was smitten with unicorns,pegasi, and horses. I like BBE if thats an unpoplar opinion. I love the Eyebrow ponies. I have the full set of Drink N wets. The strange or weird hang out here when it comes to ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 05, 2017, 02:15:32 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that the intonation of German Sweet Talking Pony declaration of love could not be more lacking in love if she tried. Consequently I find it hilarious and thus my German STP is my favourite :)

"Ich hab dich lieb!"
Totally agree with this, I love those talking German ponies. Meanwhile the Spanish talking ponies sound very bossy! "Comb my hair! Give me a little kiss! Let's go and play!" Yes, ma'am, right away, ma'am! Demanding little ponies :D

Re alicorns, prior to discovering MLP I had only ever heard alicorn used to refer to the stuff that unicorn horns are made of, so it really grated to hear ponies referred to as alicorns. But what else to call them? Nothing else sounds right.


:haha:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 05, 2017, 02:31:02 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that the intonation of German Sweet Talking Pony declaration of love could not be more lacking in love if she tried. Consequently I find it hilarious and thus my German STP is my favourite :)

"Ich hab dich lieb!"
Totally agree with this, I love those talking German ponies. Meanwhile the Spanish talking ponies sound very bossy! "Comb my hair! Give me a little kiss! Let's go and play!" Yes, ma'am, right away, ma'am! Demanding little ponies :D

Re alicorns, prior to discovering MLP I had only ever heard alicorn used to refer to the stuff that unicorn horns are made of, so it really grated to hear ponies referred to as alicorns. But what else to call them? Nothing else sounds right.

No kidding. They're so much fun. The German one sounds kind of...fed up. The Spanish one is super-demanding and the English one sounds like an airhead.
If anyone has not heard these, I have soundbytes on my site here:
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/1992_sweettalkingponies.htm

I remember inventing a lot of winged unicorn ponies as a child and I used a weird word (I was eight, don't kill me) which was something like "unicus".

If strawberries are involved, I will be keeping them. You can have the custard, but I want the fruit.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 05, 2017, 02:33:18 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that the intonation of German Sweet Talking Pony declaration of love could not be more lacking in love if she tried. Consequently I find it hilarious and thus my German STP is my favourite :)

"Ich hab dich lieb!"
Totally agree with this, I love those talking German ponies. Meanwhile the Spanish talking ponies sound very bossy! "Comb my hair! Give me a little kiss! Let's go and play!" Yes, ma'am, right away, ma'am! Demanding little ponies :D

Re alicorns, prior to discovering MLP I had only ever heard alicorn used to refer to the stuff that unicorn horns are made of, so it really grated to hear ponies referred to as alicorns. But what else to call them? Nothing else sounds right.

No kidding. They're so much fun. The German one sounds kind of...fed up. The Spanish one is super-demanding and the English one sounds like an airhead.
If anyone has not heard these, I have soundbytes on my site here:
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/1992_sweettalkingponies.htm

I remember inventing a lot of winged unicorn ponies as a child and I used a weird word (I was eight, don't kill me) which was something like "unicus".

If strawberries are involved, I will be keeping them. You can have the custard, but I want the fruit.


*Hands over strawberries*
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 05, 2017, 02:51:33 PM


*Hands over strawberries*

:D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 05, 2017, 09:43:24 PM
Here's one I've never heard others say so I assume it's an unpopular opinion:

I feel that Princess Tiffany, Bridal Beauty, and Pony Bride look out of place due to their realistic color palates, which are in contrast to the whimsical bright colors of the other ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: kissthethunder on April 05, 2017, 10:26:46 PM
Here's one I've never heard others say so I assume it's an unpopular opinion:

I feel that Princess Tiffany, Bridal Beauty, and Pony Bride look out of place due to their realistic color palates, which are in contrast to the whimsical bright colors of the other ponies.

wow that's not something I've heard before but thinking of it, I can see how you'd feel that way!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 05, 2017, 10:32:02 PM
Here's one I've never heard others say so I assume it's an unpopular opinion:

I feel that Princess Tiffany, Bridal Beauty, and Pony Bride look out of place due to their realistic color palates, which are in contrast to the whimsical bright colors of the other ponies.

That's a new one on me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 06, 2017, 12:59:12 AM
I wouldn't describe Pony Bride as being "realistic" in any way....
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 06, 2017, 07:01:27 AM
I wouldn't describe Pony Bride as being "realistic" in any way....

:lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on April 06, 2017, 07:47:49 AM
They've got tinsel in their hair.... but l can understand why, since they are quite monochromatic.

Regarding the "alicorn" l always called them hybrids. When l was a child l had a fakie baby Pegasus unicorn and l remember calling it either pegasus unicorn either hybrid.

Other thing: l like the rearing pose, too bad there were not more like this. And the firefly pose on the contrary, l am not fan.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on April 06, 2017, 08:10:51 PM
Quote
Princess of the night, dark design, jealous of her sister, becoming a monster, torturing herself with guilt and threatening to destroy Equestria seem pretty edgy to me :)
Thank you for explaining.  I personally wouldn't find anything really edgy about that myself though, no offense.  It just seems like a "children's show" thing to me;

I hope no one minds me going into detail here, as this is off topic, but to me it feels like this; the night is a beautiful time in my opinion, and I've always felt a bit of a "children's show" feel to night time, for it represents dreams and the stars and moon, which are the perfect settings for a beautiful children's show scene.  I personally never thought she had a dark design, she just has "night time" colors, which again, I find beautiful.  Plenty of the target audience have probably felt jealousy towards their siblings or even other people (jealousy is, at the end of the day such a childish emotion, so it makes sense that children would exhibit it, not that adults are immune to it), so this is probably a relatable thing.  Becoming a monster, I would say is just an exaggerated version of what jealousy can do to you.  It's understandable that she'd feel guilty about it, and I wouldn't find that edgy, just what you'd expect someone to feel.  Finally, she actually tried to rule Equestria, but either way she (as Nightmare Moon) was the villain, so she's bound to do something extreme.

I hope you didn't mind my response, but I'm sorry if you did.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 06, 2017, 09:48:58 PM
I agree with that plus, lots of kids (and adults) have self worth issues and i really like the way Lunas struggle with her identity and the tantabus addresses that subject in a way that could be helpful to some kids (and adults).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 06, 2017, 11:13:26 PM
I really dislike Pinkie Pie, moreso in G4 but also in G3.

The only ponies I really dislike are G3.5 and G4.5. Other than that, I really love all gens, poses, breeds, genders, etc.

I really like ponies that are frequently disliked. ie Beddy Bye Eyes, Sweetheart Sisters, Eyelash Princessess, even weird ones like Drink n Wets and that strange mommy pony.

I love G3 but it had a lot of very overused color schemes and boring themes. There are TONS of sparkling gems in G3 but a lot are just... Boring. I think when I get my ponies back (they're kind of in storage, I moved out and my mother moved across the country and she has them) I'll thin my G3 herd.

I don't like any of the cartoons, really. I liked them as a kid but not really anymore. ESPECIALLY not the G4 cartoon jesus. I also reallyreallyreally dislike "bronies." I can't stand them. (Not sure that's an unpopular opinion though, lol)

I don't really like Bushwoolies.

A lot of people seem to be disliking the new G4 mers and I think they are absolute r a d as hell, lol!!

Rapunzel is not very pretty imo.

I really hate ponies that talk, walk, sing, dance, etc. I've never liked electronics in toys. The only electronics I really like are light ups. Things that have pushable buttons, pullies, twist things, magnets, etc are totally fine. (Lily Lightly for example is beautiful. She lights up and blinks when you push her button!) Anything battery powered aside from lights is a no, though. xD

I really really do not like Megan or her sister. Or any humans involved, really. I like the monsters or weird creatures or anthro animals, but not humans.

I don't like the term "cutie mark," I still call them symbols.

I like the term alicorn. Also G4 did not coin it. But I also like "winged unicorns."

I don't care how much they look like horses. They never really have... They've looked very "chibi" from the start. Infact, I've never ever called their legs and hooves "legs and hooves." I call them nubbies.
The only thing I care about is the style of how they're done. Like for example, I find G4's style very much less appealing than G1. (I still do like G4, but their heads are weird, I'll admit)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on April 07, 2017, 12:25:23 AM
That reminds me, I don't like the animal friends in g1. What were they called again? None of them are cute to me at all. They seem pretty popular with collectors but I care for them 0%.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 07, 2017, 12:34:05 AM
That reminds me, I don't like the animal friends in g1. What were they called again? None of them are cute to me at all. They seem pretty popular with collectors but I care for them 0%.

Neither do I. Pony Friends and Pretty Pals.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 07, 2017, 03:25:19 AM
That reminds me, I don't like the animal friends in g1. What were they called again? None of them are cute to me at all. They seem pretty popular with collectors but I care for them 0%.

I'm with you on this.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 07, 2017, 04:48:55 AM
I'm shocked.  I thought Creamsicle at least was universally loved.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 07, 2017, 05:47:43 AM
I'm shocked.  I thought Creamsicle at least was universally loved.

I don't mind creamsicle or  the few animals that are supposed to have manes. But it just looks silly on those who don't. Like the panda or the moose.

I'm also not willing to pay that price.


I love the Witches from the Volcano and think they're great villains.

I think that Somnambula is a better villain then boring old Tirak.

I think Tirak is overrated.
I like Glass Princess.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 07, 2017, 06:11:34 AM
Is it unpopular to like Glass Princess? 

I loved her instantly even before I saw her magic was real or that she would be a good guy (though I suspected she wasn't really meaning to be a bad guy right from the start).

Best Pig Ever.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 07, 2017, 06:33:05 AM
Speaking of pigs, this brings me to another one. I never cared for Munchy the hot dog and hamburger pony. I just look at her and my initial thought is "WTH Hasbro?" She's another one that just seems so out of place.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 07, 2017, 11:34:47 AM
I share various "unpopular" opinions that have been mentioned here, but I think I have one really unpopular opinion... :lookround:

I just HATE G4. And G3. And G2. But especially G4. I will not even give them a chance because I don't even acknowledge them as ponies, as they simply aren't (to me). Especially G4 makes me sick (I'm not saying that to be rude, on the contrary, I don't feel comfortable saying out loud here, but since this is the appropriate thread...), the style as well as the whole "fandom". I don't recognise ANYTHING My Little Pony in them. It's just a completely different world, it could be Pony versus Barbie for all I know. And the worst side effect of this fandom is that it's so widely known, even outside the collectors world.

Why does that matter so much? Well, because I used to be that weirdo who collected plastic toy horses. I liked that. Now it's a "thing" to collect ponies, and people don't even picture the right "ponies" when I tell them. So I don't talk about it anymore. I was a proud collector once. :pout:

There. I said it. You can throw tomatoes at me now. :lookround:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 07, 2017, 02:08:42 PM
I love the original MLP the Movie.

I don't like the Firefly pose. It's my least favorite pegasus pose.

I think that G3 pegasus has a nicer wing design then G1. Even as a kid I thought they looked like corn on the cob.

I didn't like G2 at first when I finally saw them, but now I think they're quite pretty and I'd like a few. Pity the ones I want most seem harder to find.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on April 07, 2017, 03:49:24 PM
Definitely not a fan of the G1 wing design. It just looks like a lump of lumps :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: brightberry on April 07, 2017, 04:31:26 PM
As a kid, I really didn't like ponies that had "human like" symbols.  For example, Speedy really bothered me because her symbol look like skates for humans.  These days I like all G1 incarnations though.

And I loved and still love beddy-bye eyes.  <3
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 08, 2017, 06:42:48 AM
I share various "unpopular" opinions that have been mentioned here, but I think I have one really unpopular opinion... :lookround:

I just HATE G4. And G3. And G2. But especially G4. I will not even give them a chance because I don't even acknowledge them as ponies, as they simply aren't (to me). Especially G4 makes me sick (I'm not saying that to be rude, on the contrary, I don't feel comfortable saying out loud here, but since this is the appropriate thread...), the style as well as the whole "fandom". I don't recognise ANYTHING My Little Pony in them. It's just a completely different world, it could be Pony versus Barbie for all I know. And the worst side effect of this fandom is that it's so widely known, even outside the collectors world.

Why does that matter so much? Well, because I used to be that weirdo who collected plastic toy horses. I liked that. Now it's a "thing" to collect ponies, and people don't even picture the right "ponies" when I tell them. So I don't talk about it anymore. I was a proud collector once. :pout:

There. I said it. You can throw tomatoes at me now. :lookround:

I'm sure you've noticed that's hardly an unpopular opinion around here though maybe you have a more extreme case of your affliction.

That being said, :tomato: :tomato: :tomato: comin at you, i love g4 (and g1 too though)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on April 08, 2017, 06:43:10 AM
I share various "unpopular" opinions that have been mentioned here, but I think I have one really unpopular opinion... :lookround:

I just HATE G4. And G3. And G2. But especially G4. I will not even give them a chance because I don't even acknowledge them as ponies, as they simply aren't (to me). Especially G4 makes me sick (I'm not saying that to be rude, on the contrary, I don't feel comfortable saying out loud here, but since this is the appropriate thread...), the style as well as the whole "fandom". I don't recognise ANYTHING My Little Pony in them. It's just a completely different world, it could be Pony versus Barbie for all I know. And the worst side effect of this fandom is that it's so widely known, even outside the collectors world.

Why does that matter so much? Well, because I used to be that weirdo who collected plastic toy horses. I liked that. Now it's a "thing" to collect ponies, and people don't even picture the right "ponies" when I tell them. So I don't talk about it anymore. I was a proud collector once. :pout:

There. I said it. You can throw tomatoes at me now. :lookround:
Yes! Well said! The later versions looked like escaped from the Power Puff girls.... G1 forever !
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 08, 2017, 07:54:08 AM
Rainbow Dash almost didn't escape the Powerpuff Girls in Double Rainboom.  They wanted to keep the cute pony they found.

Yay Bubbles! But not the other two.

Tomatoes for you too Khayman.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on April 08, 2017, 08:42:13 AM
Having said I like all ponies....I have to admit I can't get excited about plushies. I mean, I don't hate them, and I have a couple of TY Rainbow Dashes, but I can't go crazy over them like some people do.

I don't think ponies HAVE to have brushable hair. Sure it's fun, but I like Petites, G3 Ponyville and G4 blindbags just as much as their more hairy counterparts.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 08, 2017, 08:47:15 AM
Having said I like all ponies....I have to admit I can't get excited about plushies. I mean, I don't hate them, and I have a couple of TY Rainbow Dashes, but I can't go crazy over them like some people do.

I don't think ponies HAVE to have brushable hair. Sure it's fun, but I like Petites, G3 Ponyville and G4 blindbags just as much as their more hairy counterparts.

i have always been rather dissapointed with mlp plushies : ( i think the BaB stuffies are rather cute though.
just none of them are cute enough!! poniesamore who i believe is here on the arena makes AMAZING plushies, that are so so so cute. so much cuter than any hasbro made plushies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 08, 2017, 10:43:09 AM
That reminds me, I don't like the animal friends in g1. What were they called again? None of them are cute to me at all. They seem pretty popular with collectors but I care for them 0%.

This reminded me of another opinion of mine that probably is unpopular. (I am also not a huge fan of the pony friends, though some of them I do think are cute).

I like the G1 attendants - the dragons, bushwoolies, kittens, etc.

I cannot stand the G4 ones. And the little animals that occasionally appear in G2 and G3. I find them unnecessary and annoying ways for Hasbro to put up the price on their item. I don't know where any of my pets are for my G4 ponies that are loose.

I feel exactly the same way about the small animal friends for the Monster High dolls, so I guess it's this current time period's style of accompanying pet or friend that doesn't appeal to me.

But yeah. I prefer buying G4 ponies that do not have friends with them that are not ponies.

Also, on that same topic - I don't like most if any of the accessories that come with G4 and a lot with G2 and G3 as well. Seriously, some G4 collectors would be horrified by the way I just dump those all in a box and push them away somewhere to be forgotten and lost.

On a slightly different topic - aside the long handled combs and brushes that come with the Brush and Grow etc, all pony combs and brushes are inferior grooming tools to brushes that came with Barbie.

I don't hate G4, but if you gave me a choice between all the G4 ponies in the world or a ratty Peachy, there's not really a contest. I won't let bronyism stop me being a proud collector though ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 08, 2017, 01:48:11 PM
I like Porcina (the pig from "The Glass Princess") well enough but I dislike the episode itself.. although I do have a certain amount of interest in it since it had the song cut from it, and censorship intrigues me. :B

I'm not much of an accessory person, either, unless it's a pet (I'm still looking for Billie's rabbit!!) or something cool like the princesses' damsel hats, Trixiebelle's jester hat and collar, etc.

Having said I like all ponies....I have to admit I can't get excited about plushies. I mean, I don't hate them, and I have a couple of TY Rainbow Dashes, but I can't go crazy over them like some people do.

Yes, me too!! I'm not against them, I do have some, but I def. prefer the "normal" ponies. I don't think the BAB ponies are ~*omg the best thing ever!!*~ either like some people do (though I do like them!! I have some myself! But you know what I mean).

Well, except for BAB Minty. She's pretty awesome :P But then, all Mintys (Minties?) are awesome.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: reanna-mator on April 08, 2017, 02:52:11 PM
Definitely not a fan of the G1 wing design. It just looks like a lump of lumps :P

That sort of bothered me too when I first started collecting G1. XD I'm used to it now, but I definitely like how G4 pegasus wings look, with more detailed feathers.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 08, 2017, 08:45:10 PM
Definitely not a fan of the G1 wing design. It just looks like a lump of lumps :P

That sort of bothered me too when I first started collecting G1. XD I'm used to it now, but I definitely like how G4 pegasus wings look, with more detailed feathers.

Ooh I absolutely love g1 wings. I think they look way cuter than the skinny wings g4s have..!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 08, 2017, 09:49:46 PM
Definitely not a fan of the G1 wing design. It just looks like a lump of lumps :P

That sort of bothered me too when I first started collecting G1. XD I'm used to it now, but I definitely like how G4 pegasus wings look, with more detailed feathers.

Ooh I absolutely love g1 wings. I think they look way cuter than the skinny wings g4s have..!

I actually do really love G1 and G4's wings.
G3 wings I have admit look super bizarre. They don't even look like wings, they look like weird nubbly growths of flesh on their back. xD I love G3 pegs though, even with their strange wings. Snow'El is my fave.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 08, 2017, 09:55:08 PM

I actually do really love G1 and G4's wings.
G3 wings I have admit look super bizarre. They don't even look like wings, they look like weird nubbly growths of flesh on their back. xD I love G3 pegs though, even with their strange wings. Snow'El is my fave.

i think the only wings i DONT like are g4.... i think its because they are not stylized!! they look pretty dang close to a cartoon characters feather wings, but g1 and g3 have beautifully unique and stylized wings. g2..lets just not talk about that. i feel like the g4s lack "character" or any sort of ... good design quality in their molds.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 08, 2017, 10:20:32 PM
Definitely not a fan of the G1 wing design. It just looks like a lump of lumps :P

That sort of bothered me too when I first started collecting G1. XD I'm used to it now, but I definitely like how G4 pegasus wings look, with more detailed feathers.

Ooh I absolutely love g1 wings. I think they look way cuter than the skinny wings g4s have..!

I actually do really love G1 and G4's wings.
G3 wings I have admit look super bizarre. They don't even look like wings, they look like weird nubbly growths of flesh on their back. xD I love G3 pegs though, even with their strange wings. Snow'El is my fave.

Snow'El is awfully pretty. Isn't she rare or something? I've never seen her on eBay now that I think of it.

I think Daisy May, Aurora Mist and Twinkle Bloom are severely underrated G3 Pegasus.

I love bushwoolies.

I don't like most of the G3 unicorns, which is weird because they're my favorite species.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 09, 2017, 12:13:17 AM

I actually do really love G1 and G4's wings.
G3 wings I have admit look super bizarre. They don't even look like wings, they look like weird nubbly growths of flesh on their back. xD I love G3 pegs though, even with their strange wings. Snow'El is my fave.

i think the only wings i DONT like are g4.... i think its because they are not stylized!! they look pretty dang close to a cartoon characters feather wings, but g1 and g3 have beautifully unique and stylized wings. g2..lets just not talk about that. i feel like the g4s lack "character" or any sort of ... good design quality in their molds.


I definitely agree, G4 ponies lack uniqueness and character honestly. I do like their wings though.

Definitely not a fan of the G1 wing design. It just looks like a lump of lumps :P

That sort of bothered me too when I first started collecting G1. XD I'm used to it now, but I definitely like how G4 pegasus wings look, with more detailed feathers.

Ooh I absolutely love g1 wings. I think they look way cuter than the skinny wings g4s have..!

I actually do really love G1 and G4's wings.
G3 wings I have admit look super bizarre. They don't even look like wings, they look like weird nubbly growths of flesh on their back. xD I love G3 pegs though, even with their strange wings. Snow'El is my fave.

Snow'El is awfully pretty. Isn't she rare or something? I've never seen her on eBay now that I think of it.

Is she rare? I'm not entirely sure. I got her for Christmas when I was like 10 or so, I had no idea she was rare. Cool!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 09, 2017, 12:39:18 AM
I'm not sure either. I remember someone saying it took them forever to find her once. Can't remember if it was on the TP or on here.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on April 09, 2017, 12:40:08 AM
I don't know if mine are unpopular:

I dislike all the generation point 5 labels. Gen. 4.5...3.5...meh, it's just annoying IMO.

The term 'brushable' - MLP are supposed to have brushable hair, it's the whole concept, but that cheesy term gets incorporated and constantly pulled into the already existing MLP community. The term comes across as if brushable is some kinda weird offshoot of MLP, like it's unusual for MLP to be brushable. When it's the exact opposite.

The term cutie mark - barfs...enough said.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 09, 2017, 12:44:22 AM
I don't know if mine are unpopular:

I dislike all the generation point 5 labels. Gen. 4.5...3.5...meh, it's just annoying IMO.

The term 'brushable' - MLP are supposed to have brushable hair, it's the whole concept, but that cheesy term gets incorporated and constantly pulled into the already existing MLP community. The term comes across as if brushable is some kinda weird offshoot of MLP, like it's unusual for MLP to be brushable. When it's the exact opposite.

The term cutie mark - barfs...enough said.

I can't stand the term brushables either. To me they're MLPs and any moldeds are McDonalds/tiny tin//blindbag etc.

It seems as if some people are trying to diminish the main line and gimmick. I have seen some people on other sites act like the very idea of MLPs with brushable hair is the worst idea ever.

Why are they buying toys with brushable hair if they hate it so much? It's like purposely buying a model kit and then complaining that it needs to be put together.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 09, 2017, 01:50:27 AM
I hate the way models need to be put together. Ha

I think people who complain about the brushable hair are adverse to the hair play thing...i was like that at first especially with plushes but i like fixing the hair now too especially compared to bad vinyl hair like EG mini Rarity...so cute otherwise even the large head isnt so bad but that HAIR ug but thats probly not unpopular opinion. I like having good vinyl hair and brushable hair toys but i hate them together on same toy just No! I got a g3.5 mcd unfinished custom toola roola with its molded tail cut off and finished cleaning up the flash and stuffed in a short full-size regular tail and it came out really nice.

As far as wings g1 waffles or flyswatters are weird but cool and i like the wings in particular on one of the new Twilight Sparkr sculpts (that has a down-curve to them) and i especially love the unique g3 Starcatcher wings especially once i've curved them a little.

Flutterpony wings are great too cuz you can make or use anything you want and the pony has perfect attachment points. The originals? Never seen any, haha.

As to the rest, i need more tomatoes.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 09, 2017, 02:17:28 AM
I hate the way models need to be put together. Ha

I think people who complain about the brushable hair are adverse to the hair play thing...i was like that at first especially with plushes but i like fixing the hair now too especially compared to bad vinyl hair like EG mini Rarity...so cute otherwise even the large head isnt so bad but that HAIR ug but thats probly not unpopular opinion. I like having good vinyl hair and brushable hair toys but i hate them together on same toy just No! I got a g3.5 mcd unfinished custom toola roola with its molded tail cut off and finished cleaning up the flash and stuffed in a short full-size regular tail and it came out really nice.

As far as wings g1 waffles or flyswatters are weird but cool and i like the wings in particular on one of the new Twilight Sparkr sculpts (that has a down-curve to them) and i especially love the unique g3 Starcatcher wings especially once i've curved them a little.

Flutterpony wings are great too cuz you can make or use anything you want and the pony has perfect attachment points. The originals? Never seen any, haha.

As to the rest, i need more tomatoes.

I don't care for model kits either. Money saved! ;)

Haha! Never heard em called waffles or fly swatters before! Too funny!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 09, 2017, 04:51:51 AM
I actually used to love models n i had the USS Constitution that soooo many parts n i worked on it forever n i think i never did finish it. Fragile too, so i reached the point where i more repaired it than made forward progress.

Ponies are better.

Well they look like flyswatters to me. Still lovem tho.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on April 09, 2017, 01:51:00 PM
I always imagine g1 wings are just folded up.  Like swan wings.

http://wallpaper-gallery.net/single/swan/swan-15.html (http://wallpaper-gallery.net/single/swan/swan-15.html)

I really like G4 wings on the regular size ponies.  G3 wings are not my favorite.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 09, 2017, 03:16:08 PM
I'm sure you've noticed that's hardly an unpopular opinion around here though maybe you have a more extreme case of your affliction.

That being said, :tomato: :tomato: :tomato: comin at you, i love g4 (and g1 too though)

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Yes! Well said! The later versions looked like escaped from the Power Puff girls.... G1 forever !

High five! :P

The term 'brushable' - MLP are supposed to have brushable hair, it's the whole concept, but that cheesy term gets incorporated and constantly pulled into the already existing MLP community. The term comes across as if brushable is some kinda weird offshoot of MLP, like it's unusual for MLP to be brushable. When it's the exact opposite.

The term cutie mark - barfs...enough said.

This, so much! :iconclap: (Both things!)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: CloudyGlow on April 09, 2017, 03:25:17 PM
I don't think the Surprise Twins Pony is weird. I think it is hilarious.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 09, 2017, 09:57:58 PM
Oh yeah, just remembered something else. I'm not much of a fan of the Funko vinyls. I mean, they're okay, but I never really got all the hype around them. They're all in the same poses! @_@; So boring.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 09, 2017, 10:46:12 PM
"The Glass Princess" is one of my favorite episodes. I never get tired of the pony wash/makeup scene.

I always thought the wings on the Firefly pose were folded also.

Ponyfan

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 10, 2017, 01:04:31 AM
Oh yeah, just remembered something else. I'm not much of a fan of the Funko vinyls. I mean, they're okay, but I never really got all the hype around them. They're all in the same poses! @_@; So boring.

 Same here,  I dont hate them but I am just eh not into them.  Also some of the worst paint jobs I have seen on a few dont endear them to me at all. 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 10, 2017, 03:15:27 AM
"The Glass Princess" is one of my favorite episodes. I never get tired of the pony wash/makeup scene.

I always thought the wings on the Firefly pose were folded also.

Ponyfan

The forced pony wash scene has to be my favoritest g1 scene of the half of g1 ive seen so far, and the way Gusty looks so defiantly at the raptorians i think is what made me totally love Gusty. And the makeover was soo humiliating. Poor ponies. I dont know how Porcina got tangled up with those creeps.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 10, 2017, 03:42:42 PM
I don't think the Surprise Twins Pony is weird. I think it is hilarious.

That's because it's a missile launcher.

I don't have an issue with brushable as a term because I see it as a distinguisher between small size (brushable) and large size (fashion style) in G4. I never think of the moulded toys as pushing the others out, I just see those two terms as size related. But all hairy. If that doesnt sound wrong, which I think it does.

This is probably a result of living in London and having London kinsfolk, but Snow'el just makes me think of other London dialect phrases that end in 'el(l) and so her name amuses me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 10, 2017, 05:25:23 PM
Mommy Bombs Away and her babies Depth Charge and Torpedo.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 10, 2017, 06:38:34 PM
Mommy Bombs Away and her babies Depth Charge and Torpedo.


:haha:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RainbowQuartz on April 10, 2017, 06:40:00 PM
FiM is the worst. I don't like the toys, I don't like the show, I don't like any of it. EXTREMELY unpopular opinion lol.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 10, 2017, 08:07:00 PM
Taffeta you might have hit on the origin of the term brushable...even Hasbro knew better than to call them hairy.

Rainbow_Quartz thanks for feeding my illusion that your opinion as to G4 is "unpopular".
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RainbowQuartz on April 10, 2017, 10:18:40 PM
Rainbow_Quartz thanks for feeding my illusion that your opinion as to G4 is "unpopular".

I feel like it is (among pony fans I know personally anyway.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 10, 2017, 11:07:32 PM
Rainbow_Quartz thanks for feeding my illusion that your opinion as to G4 is "unpopular".

I feel like it is (among pony fans I know personally anyway.)

i think its because this whole "brony" subculture literally came from g4 so like, theres a higher percentage of people who are actively into it who would probably try to fight you on the internet if you said you didnt like it. i personally love all gens~ ponies are ponies. theres no reason to hate g4 just cause its new. a lot of bronies hate g1-3 because they love g4, but a lot of people who love g1-3 and hate g4 are real "first generationers" to use pokemon terms. people who think it just can't get any better than gen 1, but in reality, the newer gens are just as good or lacking in creativity as their predecessors.
i don't care for g4 toys. i wish the quality was better, its like all the good toys were made in the 1980s, and now everything is about as producing as much as possible for as little as possible.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ColdRuru on April 10, 2017, 11:28:02 PM
I personnaly, do LOVE G1 as toys, they are really the less close to a PONY (not a horse) and with quality work on them. But... I really really do not love the cartoon. Maybe because I doesn't have seen it as a kid, but I thinks the animation is lame and the stories really pointless. BUT I assume it's my own opinion.
As much as I do LOVE FIM as a cartoon, really making me laugh and enjoy my time, but the toys are... not really my cup of tea. Must admit, I'm quite happy with the reboot, at least the ponies seems to be living (not this unique posture, ghh x1000).

So you know, we can't love everything about a thing, but in the whole global, we love ponies ou way and that's the most important :biggrin:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 10, 2017, 11:34:10 PM
Unpopular opinion:  The "noodle legs" people complain about on the latest G4 ponies . . . make them look more like real horses than previous G4s.  Real horses have skinny legs in proportion to their bodies.

Also, I don't know if this is unpopular or not, but I feel that G3 had the best ears.  I like them better than the G1 triangle.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 10, 2017, 11:35:45 PM
Also, I don't know if this is unpopular or not, but I feel that G3 had the best ears.  I like them better than the G1 triangle.

this is such a good comment. the best ears
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: kissthethunder on April 11, 2017, 12:22:11 AM
Unpopular opinion:  The "noodle legs" people complain about on the latest G4 ponies . . . make them look more like real horses than previous G4s.  Real horses have skinny legs in proportion to their bodies.

Also, I don't know if this is unpopular or not, but I feel that G3 had the best ears.  I like them better than the G1 triangle.

I think its less the skinniness and more the bend of it that bothers me personally. How its an odd curve rather than a joint. I call it rubber hose limbs personally.

G3 bar none had the absolute cutest ears! G1's I adore but the triangle ears were more like cat ears than horse ears.

Maybe we can just agree cartoon horses don't have to resemble real horse too closely?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 11, 2017, 12:41:06 AM
I love all the different ears but in particular g1s ears. They are the most ear-y.

Its taken me a while to get used to hooves being more implied than expressly drawn but thats an mlp signature feature except (some) males and g2s that have more hoof detail and i like that.

A lot of people like the g1 toys and the g4 show so that's not unpopular.

Unfortunately i feel loving all gens both toys and shows seems much less popular than i'd like it to be. I love them all and the new sculpts are making me appreciate even the boring old g4s more (the raised-leg variant being pretty good actually). The guardians of harmony toys are really great (though not hairy) and i cant wait for the fancy multiply-jointed-wing hippogrif one; it looks so great!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2017, 01:07:12 AM
Unpopular opinion:  The "noodle legs" people complain about on the latest G4 ponies . . . make them look more like real horses than previous G4s.  Real horses have skinny legs in proportion to their bodies.

Also, I don't know if this is unpopular or not, but I feel that G3 had the best ears.  I like them better than the G1 triangle.

Yeah but they also have bones and joints. Even older gens, both in animation and toy form have knees.

I love G3 ears too. I also think they have more cheerful expressions then G1s. The G1s have this sweet, gentle face, while G3s have a livelier look.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 11, 2017, 03:37:16 AM
Rainbow_Quartz thanks for feeding my illusion that your opinion as to G4 is "unpopular".

I feel like it is (among pony fans I know personally anyway.)

i think its because this whole "brony" subculture literally came from g4 so like, theres a higher percentage of people who are actively into it who would probably try to fight you on the internet if you said you didnt like it. i personally love all gens~ ponies are ponies. theres no reason to hate g4 just cause its new. a lot of bronies hate g1-3 because they love g4, but a lot of people who love g1-3 and hate g4 are real "first generationers" to use pokemon terms. people who think it just can't get any better than gen 1, but in reality, the newer gens are just as good or lacking in creativity as their predecessors.
i don't care for g4 toys. i wish the quality was better, its like all the good toys were made in the 1980s, and now everything is about as producing as much as possible for as little as possible.

Agreed 100% to Orangepeachmango and Rainbowquartz.



What's with all the lowkey snarkiness being thrown around in this thread?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: goddessofpeep on April 11, 2017, 03:57:51 AM
I never liked boy ponies - any of them. I don't collect them. No Big Brothers, no Baby Brothers, and no Mountain Boys.  More for everyone else I guess!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on April 11, 2017, 04:02:59 AM
I never liked boy ponies - any of them. I don't collect them. No Big Brothers, no Baby Brothers, and no Mountain Boys.  More for everyone else I guess!

Oh yeah, can't believe I didn't think of that one. Me either. They seem so popular, I've never liked them at all. The Mountain Boys are the worst I think. I do not like their designs at all. Bad colors.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2017, 04:25:46 AM
theres no reason to hate g4 just cause its new. a lot of bronies hate g1-3 because they love g4, but a lot of people who love g1-3 and hate g4 are real "first generationers" to use pokemon terms. people who think it just can't get any better than gen 1, but in reality, the newer gens are just as good or lacking in creativity as their predecessors.


I think this comment is as problematic as the comments people make about hating this or that generation. This thread is an unpopular opinion thread, though, so chances are opinions will come up that will upset some people. It's the nature of the thread and surprising that it hasn't gone into flaming so far.

But I am going to stick my neck out here and I'm going to say that it's fine to hate any element of MLP that you choose. But when you create categories into which you lump groups of collectors indiscriminately, you risk problems. As we all know, not all G4 fans are bronies. Not all G1 fans hate G4. But if they do, so what? It's not really a rule that they have to like or accept any later generation if they don't want to.

Disliking another generation doesn't make you mean or nasty. The key is not about liking or disliking ponies, but about being respectful to the fans of those ponies you dislike.

I have some of all the generations, but those I consider my collection are my G1. This is because I grew up with them. Because of that, I consider them the best generation. That doesn't mean I disrespect the others, or the people who collect them/love them/grew up with them. So long as nobody is flaming at me for loving G1, I couldn't care less what other people are into. And I think that's what really matters. Not what your preferences are, but how/if you impose those on other people like they're the only way of looking at it.

Very importantly, too - your best friend in the pony community isn't necessarily the one who collects exactly the same as you - the one who loves the same things as you might be the person you hate most. (I had that experience a long time back with Italian ponies, when it turned out that the other person at the time really into Italian ponies was also one of the most evil people the pony community ever had the misery to spawn)

I don't think it's natural or necessary to imply everyone should love all ponies if they don't want to. But everyone should treat all generations with equal respect. Do as you would be done unto, because ponies may be plastic but people aren't. Something like that.

I like G1 best but I am still travelling around Japan with a little G4 fluttershy that my sister bought me, and every night I check to make sure she is safely back in the bag because she's special and I would hate to lose her. She's special not because of what generation she is, but because she was bought for me by someone I'm close to, as a mascot for my journey. The reason this Fluttershy is my travel companion is because she reminded my sister of a G1 pony I had had as a child who was supposed to be able to grant wishes. I had her when our mother was ill, and I chose her because I thought she would bring good luck. So because of that G1 and childhood memory, Naynie bought Fluttershy for me, and because of that Fluttershy is with me everywhere I go in Japan, making memories that I send home.

So I'm a G1 collector and I will always love them best. But that doesn't make me a "first generationer". These ugly generalisations don't actually apply to all or even most collectors, some of whom have been here for two decades doing this and have seen all the generations come and go.

I think we should have got to the point where we stop labelling each other and just get on with it now. I mean, seriously. The ponies don't know if you don't buy them, and if someone doesn't want to, that means someone else has the opportunity.

tl:dr - I guess my unpopular opinion here is that people should stop worrying what other people like/dislike and just worry about what they like/dislike instead.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 11, 2017, 04:47:35 AM
Kingsly,

If you are referring to me it's my attempts at humor and meant with good intentions. I don't mean to be snarky.

If you mean someone else i didn't notice; i thought we were all getting along pretty well and i'm enjoying finding out everypony's opinions. There's bound to be disagreement and cross-talk in a topic titled "unpopular opinions", no?

Hey back on topic, i bet more people dislike the anypony/everypony thing than like it so i bet my enjoyment of same constitutes an unpopular pony opinion. Yay! I got another one.

Taffeta, i dont think orangepeachmango meant to catgorize or generalize people but eas just postulating a few examples and i think what was meant was closer to what you said.

Fluttershy is the Worst G4 Pony ever, haha not really but i dont like her meekness/aggression, its a bad stereotype/example but yours is very special and is a good example of how its no one's business what you like or dislike or why.  Of course, an example of why its cool to hear what others like/dislike that's "unpopular" is to help find others who share your preferences, and also to know how to avoid stepping on anypony's toes :silly: #ducks and looks for the custard pies

Edit:  What I meant to say is while I am not fond of Fluttershy as a character in the show, I particularly enjoy all ponies given as special gifts and I am grateful when they are shared for the rest of us to enjoy.  I wholeheartedly apologize to Taffeta and anyone else who might have interpreted my hasty wording to mean anything different.  I meant both that, and the little tease about being annoyed by "-pony" suffix, with the utmost respect to Taffeta and her wonderful gifted Fluttershy. 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2017, 06:15:57 AM

Fluttershy is the Worst G4 Pony ever, haha not really but i dont like her meekness/aggression, its a bad stereotype/example but yours is very special and is a good example of how its no one's business what you like or dislike or why.  Of course, an example of why its cool to hear what others like/dislike that's "unpopular" is to help find others who share your preferences, and also to know how to avoid stepping on anypony's toes :silly: #ducks and looks for the custard pies

I realise this was a joke, but I can't see the purpose in saying it. Even as a joke. I know you were spoofing up the thread, but singling out my travel pony in order to prove the point kind of fell flat and sounded more like you were making fun of/attacking her rather than making a general joke about dislikes and likes. Maybe needed different phrasing.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2017, 01:54:22 PM
Taffeta you might have hit on the origin of the term brushable...even Hasbro knew better than to call them hairy.

Rainbow_Quartz thanks for feeding my illusion that your opinion as to G4 is "unpopular".

My little hairy,
My little hairy
What will today's adventure be?

Their main enemies can be barbers, a magically animated pair of scissors, and an angry bottle of gel.

Post Merge: April 11, 2017, 01:57:20 PM

I never liked boy ponies - any of them. I don't collect them. No Big Brothers, no Baby Brothers, and no Mountain Boys.  More for everyone else I guess!

Well, if you ever get any in a lot, send em my way.  :devious:

Post Merge: April 11, 2017, 02:01:09 PM

theres no reason to hate g4 just cause its new. a lot of bronies hate g1-3 because they love g4, but a lot of people who love g1-3 and hate g4 are real "first generationers" to use pokemon terms. people who think it just can't get any better than gen 1, but in reality, the newer gens are just as good or lacking in creativity as their predecessors.


I think this comment is as problematic as the comments people make about hating this or that generation. This thread is an unpopular opinion thread, though, so chances are opinions will come up that will upset some people. It's the nature of the thread and surprising that it hasn't gone into flaming so far.

But I am going to stick my neck out here and I'm going to say that it's fine to hate any element of MLP that you choose. But when you create categories into which you lump groups of collectors indiscriminately, you risk problems. As we all know, not all G4 fans are bronies. Not all G1 fans hate G4. But if they do, so what? It's not really a rule that they have to like or accept any later generation if they don't want to.

Disliking another generation doesn't make you mean or nasty. The key is not about liking or disliking ponies, but about being respectful to the fans of those ponies you dislike.

I have some of all the generations, but those I consider my collection are my G1. This is because I grew up with them. Because of that, I consider them the best generation. That doesn't mean I disrespect the others, or the people who collect them/love them/grew up with them. So long as nobody is flaming at me for loving G1, I couldn't care less what other people are into. And I think that's what really matters. Not what your preferences are, but how/if you impose those on other people like they're the only way of looking at it.

Very importantly, too - your best friend in the pony community isn't necessarily the one who collects exactly the same as you - the one who loves the same things as you might be the person you hate most. (I had that experience a long time back with Italian ponies, when it turned out that the other person at the time really into Italian ponies was also one of the most evil people the pony community ever had the misery to spawn)

I don't think it's natural or necessary to imply everyone should love all ponies if they don't want to. But everyone should treat all generations with equal respect. Do as you would be done unto, because ponies may be plastic but people aren't. Something like that.

I like G1 best but I am still travelling around Japan with a little G4 fluttershy that my sister bought me, and every night I check to make sure she is safely back in the bag because she's special and I would hate to lose her. She's special not because of what generation she is, but because she was bought for me by someone I'm close to, as a mascot for my journey. The reason this Fluttershy is my travel companion is because she reminded my sister of a G1 pony I had had as a child who was supposed to be able to grant wishes. I had her when our mother was ill, and I chose her because I thought she would bring good luck. So because of that G1 and childhood memory, Naynie bought Fluttershy for me, and because of that Fluttershy is with me everywhere I go in Japan, making memories that I send home.

So I'm a G1 collector and I will always love them best. But that doesn't make me a "first generationer". These ugly generalisations don't actually apply to all or even most collectors, some of whom have been here for two decades doing this and have seen all the generations come and go.

I think we should have got to the point where we stop labelling each other and just get on with it now. I mean, seriously. The ponies don't know if you don't buy them, and if someone doesn't want to, that means someone else has the opportunity.

tl:dr - I guess my unpopular opinion here is that people should stop worrying what other people like/dislike and just worry about what they like/dislike instead.

Well said Taffeta and the reasons for your sister buying you Fluttershy as a travel companion are really sweet.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 11, 2017, 05:27:41 PM
Sorry Taffeta i wasnt joking you about fluttershy but only about the -pony suffix.

My general dislike of fluttershy as a character is an unpopular opinion i think among those who love FiM and i meant to acknowledge that yours is very special because she was a special gift. I have a pony like that too for the same reason. Also she looks good in that rainbow magic version and i love your current avatar image of her posed with the cherry blossom.

Sorry i tangled that up but im absolutely not attacking your fluttershy and only singling her out as a very special gift pony that is well loved for reasons i feel too.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Wardah on April 11, 2017, 05:47:28 PM
I have seen virulent new Gen hate come from a handful of old school pony fans since I joined this board. It isn't the majority but it's there every time MLP changes. It happened when G3.5 came out, it happened when G4 came out, and it happened with the most recent change. This thread is a safe place and all so it doesn't bother me as much here but it sometimes makes me sad to hear something I like called "ugly".
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2017, 06:00:20 PM
I have seen virulent new Gen hate come from a handful of old school pony fans since I joined this board. It isn't the majority but it's there every time MLP changes. It happened when G3.5 came out, it happened when G4 came out, and it happened with the most recent change. This thread is a safe place and all so it doesn't bother me as much here but it sometimes makes me sad to hear something I like called "ugly".

I feel ya on that, even if it's in reverse.


Another unpopular opinion of mine is that I'm not too fussed about getting accessories with a few exceptions.


Just out of curiosity, has there ever been a Popular Pony Opinions thread?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: kissthethunder on April 11, 2017, 07:09:08 PM
Here's to having a thread where people can express themselves and work out miscommunications with maturity <3 Really proud to be on a pony board where people can communicate this well!

Also, a popular opinions thread would be fun!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2017, 07:38:04 PM
 :beerchug: Cheers!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 11, 2017, 07:44:16 PM
As much as i firmly believe we all should love all pony regardless of generation, i also feel we should be and are free to dislike whatever we dislike too. What's important is to not dislike those who like what we dislike. We're not all the same and thats a great thing.

I feel a bit green-eggs-n-ham about those who wont give new gens a chance but, unlike in Dr Suess, i dont think anyone really likes to be Sam-I-am'ed about it.

LaW, what is the reverse exactly? That it makes you ugly to hear something called sad? :silly:

(Thats a joke by the way, my last one missed the mark, sorry again about that)  Other than my lame attempts to get a few laughs i think this thread has been a nice place to discuss pony opinions without any ugly.

So who's gonna start the popular pony opinions thread? Or maybe the op feels like updating this one so we can compare and contrast and keep it fresh before we end up "going around in circles" as it is so tactfully sometimes put. I bet when we examine them closely, some popular opinions might turn out to be less popular than we assume.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 11, 2017, 08:24:05 PM
I always thought that Hasbro should make a line of ponies that looked like the designs from Rescue at Midnight Castle.  Glory was my favorite in that movie.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2017, 08:28:13 PM
As much as i firmly believe we all should love all pony regardless of generation, i also feel we should be and are free to dislike whatever we dislike too. What's important is to not dislike those who like what we dislike. We're not all the same and thats a great thing.

I feel a bit green-eggs-n-ham about those who wont give new gens a chance but, unlike in Dr Suess, i dont think anyone really likes to be Sam-I-am'ed about it.

LaW, what is the reverse exactly? That it makes you ugly to hear something called sad? :silly:

(Thats a joke by the way, my last one missed the mark, sorry again about that)  Other than my lame attempts to get a few laughs i think this thread has been a nice place to discuss pony opinions without any ugly.

So who's gonna start the popular pony opinions thread? Or maybe the op feels like updating this one so we can compare and contrast and keep it fresh before we end up "going around in circles" as it is so tactfully sometimes put. I bet when we examine them closely, some popular opinions might turn out to be less popular than we assume.


Don't make me come over to your house with green eggs n ham Sam! I'll dye them so green the grass will feel embarrassed! ;)

I meant it bugs me when newer fans call older gens ugly.

I dunno who should start the popular pony opinions thread. We can always paper scissors rock for it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2017, 09:35:04 PM
Sorry Taffeta i wasnt joking you about fluttershy but only about the -pony suffix.

My general dislike of fluttershy as a character is an unpopular opinion i think among those who love FiM and i meant to acknowledge that yours is very special because she was a special gift. I have a pony like that too for the same reason. Also she looks good in that rainbow magic version and i love your current avatar image of her posed with the cherry blossom.

Sorry i tangled that up but im absolutely not attacking your fluttershy and only singling her out as a very special gift pony that is well loved for reasons i feel too.

It's okay, I knew you were joking. I just wanted to point up the fact that it didn't quite work in a way that wasn't flamey. Fluttsi forgives you. (She actually hasn't been called Fluttershy since pretty muchthe day I got her, since we renamed her Flutter Magic at that point and now she's known between sister and I as Fluttsi. I still intend to post a brief account of her adventures on here when I get home and have proper time to do it).

Also you are forgiven because you not only knew which g1 pony, you got her UK name right as well :)

Digressing.

Going back on topic.

I'm not a huge fan of G4 animation, but I have to admit that I find the EQG animation more watchable than the basic FIM. I think it's largely on account of Sunset Shimmer, plus the fact Rainbow Rocks was essentially Jem rehashed...but I am pretty sure that is an unpopular opinion.

I also don't like G3/4 Minty, nor do I consider her the cornerstone posterpony of G3. That dislike goes back to when G3 first came out and she was in that duck-pose. I also am not a fan of her colour scheme. I have absolutely zero understanding why people are so keen/were so excited to see her appear in G4. While we're on the Minty subject, I'm also not a fan too much of the G1 pony. The collector ponies bar Cotton Candy and Blossom were largely irrelevant here in stories and Minty isn't even the right colour in the Fact File. I would have liked her better had she been the purple and white pony pictured in that than what she really turned out to be.

Further to this I am not obsessed with pale green ponies and I genuinely don't understand why so many people are.

Additionally, I still resent Hasbro for ruining the G3 season ponies by insisting on rehashing them as freebies with other sets and then topping it all off by producing Crystal Crown as a very poor imitation of Winter Snow. The one really nice set the UK and Europe had was totally the victim of commercialism. And I still hate and won't own a Crystal Crown to this day.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 12, 2017, 04:21:02 AM

Another unpopular opinion of mine is that I'm not too fussed about getting accessories with a few exceptions.


I'm the same way. I don't care about accessories. The exceptions for me would be things like the dragons, bushwoolies, etc....
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 12, 2017, 02:56:57 PM

Another unpopular opinion of mine is that I'm not too fussed about getting accessories with a few exceptions.


I'm the same way. I don't care about accessories. The exceptions for me would be things like the dragons, bushwoolies, etc....

I am the ultimate accessory hypocrite, because I will go all out to get accessories for like a month or two, then get disenchanted with prices and fiddly pieces and give up and decide I don't care...and then something will trigger me off again. At the moment I am in a don't care mode. Last summer, though, I completed the pretty pals and most of the newborn twins (sigh).

So my unpopular opinion on accessories seems to be not having a stable opinion on them at all ><
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on April 12, 2017, 08:00:51 PM
Just my personal, unpopular opinion:
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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 12, 2017, 08:20:33 PM
Goes with above spoiler
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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 12, 2017, 08:51:34 PM
A lot of people seem to place #2 on the list of best G1 villains (after Tirek of course, lol).  Unpopular opinion:  I don't think he's very impressive at all.  The idea of Tambelon and a kingdom that's stuck in a dimension for a long time, I like that.  The unicorns getting stuck there while winking, I like that. Buttons' dream message, I like that. But Grogar himself has no presence and his design is just kind of . . . there.  "Yep, I sure am a sheep or goat a-wearing a collar. I got defeated by a magic bell that I placed so carelessly that the ponies found it before they even escaped."
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 12, 2017, 08:55:53 PM
Just my personal, unpopular opinion:
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im dyin where are his back legs?????
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 12, 2017, 09:56:47 PM
A lot of people seem to place #2 on the list of best G1 villains (after Tirek of course, lol).  Unpopular opinion:  I don't think he's very impressive at all.  The idea of Tambelon and a kingdom that's stuck in a dimension for a long time, I like that.  The unicorns getting stuck there while winking, I like that. Buttons' dream message, I like that. But Grogar himself has no presence and his design is just kind of . . . there.  "Yep, I sure am a sheep or goat a-wearing a collar. I got defeated by a magic bell that I placed so carelessly that the ponies found it before they even escaped."

I agree. Grogar had the potential to be another creepy villain, like Tirek, Somnambula, or Crunch. But he really fell short.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 12, 2017, 11:29:53 PM
Just my personal, unpopular opinion:
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:lmao:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Prince Primbrose on April 12, 2017, 11:41:58 PM
I also don't care about accessories- brushes, ribbons, pets, playsets... I'm not interested in them.

Also... I really dislike the Cutie Mark Crusaders. I recently rewatched the first few seasons of FIM and am now catching up on what I hadn't seen before; I had to skip all the CMC episodes and now I suffer through every new one. I just don't like their storylines at all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 13, 2017, 12:20:26 AM
It took me a long time to like them just because of the word "cutie mark"

Their best episode is Cutie Mark Crusaders but mostly because of Diamond Tiara's whose voice is soooo good that episode.

Is it unpopular to really, really like Diamond Tiara, both as a failed bully and even more as a reformed good guy?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: kissthethunder on April 13, 2017, 12:36:29 AM
It took me a long time to like them just because of the word "cutie mark"

Their best episode is Cutie Mark Crusaders but mostly because of Diamond Tiara's whose voice is soooo good that episode.

Is it unpopular to really, really like Diamond Tiara, both as a failed bully and even more as a reformed good guy?


Maybe but I'm with you on that one. That was a good episode and it was because of how Diamond Tiara was handled
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 13, 2017, 01:02:06 AM
Aside from the pilot thats my most favoritest episode.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 13, 2017, 09:15:29 PM
whoops, posted this in the wrong thread the first time ^^;;

I like Diamond Tiara, and Silver Spoon, from the little I've seen of them in the cartoons :) But I've always liked valley girls for some reason, haha.

A lot of people seem to place #2 on the list of best G1 villains (after Tirek of course, lol).  Unpopular opinion:  I don't think he's very impressive at all.  The idea of Tambelon and a kingdom that's stuck in a dimension for a long time, I like that.  The unicorns getting stuck there while winking, I like that. Buttons' dream message, I like that. But Grogar himself has no presence and his design is just kind of . . . there.  "Yep, I sure am a sheep or goat a-wearing a collar. I got defeated by a magic bell that I placed so carelessly that the ponies found it before they even escaped."

Yes, this!! Grogar's alright but I've never thought he was quite as awesome as a lot of people make him out to be. (I don't think Tambelon is one of the ~*absolute best episodes*~ either. It is a good one but I don't like it quite as much as everyone else seems to, if that makes sense?)

Speaking of the cartoon, I love The End of Flutter Valley. That seems to be a pretty unpopular opinion around here ^^; I like "Bright Lights" too, dunno how popular that one is..

I think we should have got to the point where we stop labelling each other and just get on with it now. I mean, seriously. The ponies don't know if you don't buy them, and if someone doesn't want to, that means someone else has the opportunity.

tl:dr - I guess my unpopular opinion here is that people should stop worrying what other people like/dislike and just worry about what they like/dislike instead.

Here, here!! People need stop worrying about what other people think about a lot of things, I think, not just ponies :) Just focus on what _you_ like, don't worry about everyone else all the time.

Mommy Bombs Away and her babies Depth Charge and Torpedo.

XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 13, 2017, 09:21:53 PM
Speaking of the cartoon, I love The End of Flutter Valley. That seems to be a pretty unpopular opinion around here ^^; I like "Bright Lights" too, dunno how popular that one is..


I always wondered why they never made a Night Shade toy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 13, 2017, 10:20:03 PM
Speaking of the cartoon, I love The End of Flutter Valley. That seems to be a pretty unpopular opinion around here ^^; I like "Bright Lights" too, dunno how popular that one is..


I always wondered why they never made a Night Shade toy.

Me too.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 13, 2017, 11:07:20 PM
Nightshade didn't get a toy because the G1 cartoons didn't influence the G1 toyline at all.  It would have been impractical for Hasbro and Sunbow to coordinate in-depth. 

Remember that at the time the only ways to communicate were:

- physical letters
- the phone (and long-distance phone calls were expensive)
- meeting face-to-face (Sunbow was in NY, Hasbro was in Rhode Island, and the writers were scattered all over, they just mailed in their scripts.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shiverdam on April 14, 2017, 12:20:58 AM
I really don't like Starlight Glimmer. I could say I hate her, in fact. No part of me believes she could ever be fully reformed. I still believe she's just secretly masquerading under the guise of being a good guy just to learn all the ins and outs of the Mane 6 and eventually exploit their weaknesses so she may take over the world.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 14, 2017, 12:51:02 AM
I think the Fancy Mermaid ponies are cute.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 14, 2017, 03:15:07 AM
Oh, a Knight Shade toy would be awesome. (I wish they'd been consistent with how they spelt his name! >_< The episode spells it "Night Shade" and "Knight Shade".. I hate it when there's multiple official ways of spelling something. /ramble) I've seen some lovely customs of him, it would've been great if they had made an official one for him..
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: dragonfly on April 14, 2017, 03:32:22 AM
I think the Fancy Mermaid ponies are cute.

Ponyfan
wait, whut? This is an unpopular opinion? I'm with Ponyfan!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 14, 2017, 03:38:03 AM
I think the Fancy Mermaid ponies are cute.

Ponyfan

I used to not like them. But now I think they're so adorable. Especially Baby Pearly. :lovey:

Plus the details on their scales are great! I want one now.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 14, 2017, 03:47:24 AM
End of Flutter Valley is upopular? whaaaa

That was actually the G1 movie I grew up on. G3 were my childhood ponies, but I bought 3 G2 myself and my aunt gave me all her childhood G1 ponies. When I was really young, like 6 or 7, we were at Toys R Us and she saw a G1 DVD and bought it for me, it was that movie. It was the first G1 movie I'd ever seen and I really loved it at the time.

I watched a few years later and realized it was pretty terribly done. Lmao. That bee dude and Morning Glory would switch voices constantly! It was cringy yet hilarious to hear some gruff scratchy bee dude voice coming out of a dainty little flutter pony.

Post Merge: April 14, 2017, 03:49:22 AM

I think the Fancy Mermaid ponies are cute.

Ponyfan
wait, whut? This is an unpopular opinion? I'm with Ponyfan!

Wait, also what? I totally thought the mers were loved! They're so cute. I've always wanted one.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 14, 2017, 04:44:29 AM
End of Flutter Valley is upopular? whaaaa

That was actually the G1 movie I grew up on. G3 were my childhood ponies, but I bought 3 G2 myself and my aunt gave me all her childhood G1 ponies. When I was really young, like 6 or 7, we were at Toys R Us and she saw a G1 DVD and bought it for me, it was that movie. It was the first G1 movie I'd ever seen and I really loved it at the time.

I watched a few years later and realized it was pretty terribly done. Lmao. That bee dude and Morning Glory would switch voices constantly! It was cringy yet hilarious to hear some gruff scratchy bee dude voice coming out of a dainty little flutter pony.

Post Merge: April 14, 2017, 03:49:22 AM

I think the Fancy Mermaid ponies are cute.

Ponyfan
wait, whut? This is an unpopular opinion? I'm with Ponyfan!

Wait, also what? I totally thought the mers were loved! They're so cute. I've always wanted one.

Actually it kind of is.  It drags on Forever!!!  Even as a couch potato kid, I got up to go play.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 14, 2017, 04:56:41 AM
I really don't like Starlight Glimmer. I could say I hate her, in fact. No part of me believes she could ever be fully reformed. I still believe she's just secretly masquerading under the guise of being a good guy just to learn all the ins and outs of the Mane 6 and eventually exploit their weaknesses so she may take over the world.

Ssssssh! You're giving away the Season 7 finale.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 14, 2017, 05:57:46 AM
Nightshade didn't get a toy because the G1 cartoons didn't influence the G1 toyline at all.  It would have been impractical for Hasbro and Sunbow to coordinate in-depth. 

Remember that at the time the only ways to communicate were:

- physical letters
- the phone (and long-distance phone calls were expensive)
- meeting face-to-face (Sunbow was in NY, Hasbro was in Rhode Island, and the writers were scattered all over, they just mailed in their scripts.)

I wonder if anyone has ever made a Nightshade custom. Personally, I never cared for a Michael Jackson inspired pony, but I'm sure there are quite a few people who liked the idea.

"Do the moonwalk, ponies. Put that sparkle in your shoes. Do the moonwalk, ponies. And you'll never get the blues."
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 14, 2017, 12:28:16 PM
I watched a few years later and realized it was pretty terribly done. Lmao. That bee dude and Morning Glory would switch voices constantly! It was cringy yet hilarious to hear some gruff scratchy bee dude voice coming out of a dainty little flutter pony.

Morning Glory and Sting never switch voices, at least not to my knowledge. (They did swap Rosedust and Honeysuckle's voices at one point, though - or more accurately they swapped their colours by mistake)

I wonder if anyone has ever made a Nightshade custom.

Here's a couple I foundj :)

http://www.mlptp.net/index.php?threads/ptvs-dazzle-interviews-knight-shade.63987/
http://www.mlptp.net/index.php?threads/knight-shade-for-auction.90362/
http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums/viewtopic/p=3252585.html
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 14, 2017, 01:19:11 PM
Nightshade didn't get a toy because the G1 cartoons didn't influence the G1 toyline at all.  It would have been impractical for Hasbro and Sunbow to coordinate in-depth. 

Remember that at the time the only ways to communicate were:

- physical letters
- the phone (and long-distance phone calls were expensive)
- meeting face-to-face (Sunbow was in NY, Hasbro was in Rhode Island, and the writers were scattered all over, they just mailed in their scripts.)

I wonder if anyone has ever made a Nightshade custom. Personally, I never cared for a Michael Jackson inspired pony, but I'm sure there are quite a few people who liked the idea.

"Do the moonwalk, ponies. Put that sparkle in your shoes. Do the moonwalk, ponies. And you'll never get the blues."


There was a Music Custom Swap once and someone made Knightshade out of either an SHS or a G2. Don't remember who it was though.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 14, 2017, 02:38:11 PM
I really don't like Starlight Glimmer. I could say I hate her, in fact. No part of me believes she could ever be fully reformed. I still believe she's just secretly masquerading under the guise of being a good guy just to learn all the ins and outs of the Mane 6 and eventually exploit their weaknesses so she may take over the world.

Ssssssh! You're giving away the Season 7 finale.
This has spawned an unpopular opinion from me, who doesn't even watch FIM and who has seen maybe one season total.

The idea of someone playing the mane 6 back on their friendship is magic game by pretending to be friends with them in order to do something horrible is a depth of storyline continuity and planning that would probably make me more interested in the show.

So I would actually like it if that were the case with a character, instead of them all buckling to the brainwashing sooner or later.

I will also add that one reason I like EQG animation better is that even after she has been 'saved', Sunset Shimmer remains somewhat conflicted and mistrusted by others - a character development continuity that I love. I've not seen seven, eight seasons of FIM but from what people have said here continuity doesn't really happen...

So I would absolutely start watching FIM if there was a continuous psychological game going on behind the scenes with someone playing the Mane 6 at their own game.

Feel free to throw the tomatoes, but though I have only ever seen the toy, that image of Starlight Glimmer now makes me like her a whole lot more.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: mlly on April 14, 2017, 02:56:16 PM
I don't have a problem with Megan or human characters in MLP.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 14, 2017, 03:13:56 PM
I don't have a problem with Megan or human characters in MLP.

Me either, I like Megan, Molly and Danny. I used to take my ponies and pretend to be Megan all the time.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: starberry on April 14, 2017, 04:42:05 PM
I'm not sure if I like the backcards/art for later G1 UK/euro ponies, in those they look somewhat knock-off or hippo-ish compared to the earlier g1 art.  :lookround:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 14, 2017, 08:39:35 PM
I really don't like Starlight Glimmer. I could say I hate her, in fact. No part of me believes she could ever be fully reformed. I still believe she's just secretly masquerading under the guise of being a good guy just to learn all the ins and outs of the Mane 6 and eventually exploit their weaknesses so she may take over the world.

Ssssssh! You're giving away the Season 7 finale.
This has spawned an unpopular opinion from me, who doesn't even watch FIM and who has seen maybe one season total.

The idea of someone playing the mane 6 back on their friendship is magic game by pretending to be friends with them in order to do something horrible is a depth of storyline continuity and planning that would probably make me more interested in the show.

So I would actually like it if that were the case with a character, instead of them all buckling to the brainwashing sooner or later.

I will also add that one reason I like EQG animation better is that even after she has been 'saved', Sunset Shimmer remains somewhat conflicted and mistrusted by others - a character development continuity that I love. I've not seen seven, eight seasons of FIM but from what people have said here continuity doesn't really happen...

So I would absolutely start watching FIM if there was a continuous psychological game going on behind the scenes with someone playing the Mane 6 at their own game.

Feel free to throw the tomatoes, but though I have only ever seen the toy, that image of Starlight Glimmer now makes me like her a whole lot more.

I looove this idea and I don't watch the show, either. :B

Oh, and I like Megan, Molly and Danny, too. I didn't think I would - I'm not usually a fan of humans in stories like this (that's what I hated about the Sylvanian Families cartoon) - but I do. :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 14, 2017, 10:21:44 PM
I like My Little Pony Tales. :)


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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 15, 2017, 12:28:40 AM
I like the couple of songs ive seen from pony tales "she's so much better than me" so real.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on April 15, 2017, 03:11:32 AM
I really don't like Starlight Glimmer. I could say I hate her, in fact. No part of me believes she could ever be fully reformed. I still believe she's just secretly masquerading under the guise of being a good guy just to learn all the ins and outs of the Mane 6 and eventually exploit their weaknesses so she may take over the world.

Ssssssh! You're giving away the Season 7 finale.
This has spawned an unpopular opinion from me, who doesn't even watch FIM and who has seen maybe one season total.

The idea of someone playing the mane 6 back on their friendship is magic game by pretending to be friends with them in order to do something horrible is a depth of storyline continuity and planning that would probably make me more interested in the show.

So I would actually like it if that were the case with a character, instead of them all buckling to the brainwashing sooner or later.

I will also add that one reason I like EQG animation better is that even after she has been 'saved', Sunset Shimmer remains somewhat conflicted and mistrusted by others - a character development continuity that I love. I've not seen seven, eight seasons of FIM but from what people have said here continuity doesn't really happen...

So I would absolutely start watching FIM if there was a continuous psychological game going on behind the scenes with someone playing the Mane 6 at their own game.

Feel free to throw the tomatoes, but though I have only ever seen the toy, that image of Starlight Glimmer now makes me like her a whole lot more.

I think the main difference here is that Hasbro created EG to appeal to an older demographic than what they are aiming FiM at.  Therefore, EG is allowed to have slightly more sophisticated plot lines/continuity.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 15, 2017, 04:19:41 AM
I got the same feeling from EG.  At some age ponies are less cool (i suppose) and the same viewers would be moving on to pre-teen programming.

Something is definitely going to happen to Starlight tomorrow...she gets sucked into some pentacle spell she works on with Starburst and I didn't see her mentioned in the next episode hints so...I'm sure she'll be fine.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on April 15, 2017, 10:14:13 AM
The Tootsie pose is one of my favourites. :P

I'm not sure if I like the backcards/art for later G1 UK/euro ponies, in those they look somewhat knock-off or hippo-ish compared to the earlier g1 art.  :lookround:

I agree! They seem to shout at you with their overly bright, clashing colours. And the ponies have really weird blown-up, square faces. :lookround:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 15, 2017, 01:44:35 PM
If we're talking about the neon pink G1 cards, I totally agree. That and the shared story laziness.

As for the age target of EQG vs FIM, that sort of jars with the argument FIM is too influenced by the brony (adult) community. Moreover, kids shows used to contain grittier stuff even  when aimed at a much younger audience (RAMC is one example, but I remember kids shows from my childhood aimed at much younger kids than MLP where you had a union strike in one and a dig at government measurement changes in another.) I realise we live in a sanitised age, but if the brony community is an element in decision making, then..?

Target age and plot are also often a bit irrelevant since if the kid is too young to get the nuances they will pass over them, but if the kid is old enough to get them they'll get them and enjoy the show longer.

I'd say it's more that EQG has a Jem influence which FIM doesn't have. And Jem was always very nuanced (albeit probably aimed a bit older).

Moving on - I also love MLP Tales. Though I prefer the comic version of Bright Eyes as she is less bossy. I probably like MLP Tales better than the other G1 animation.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Wardah on April 15, 2017, 05:01:29 PM
As for the age target of EQG vs FIM, that sort of jars with the argument FIM is too influenced by the brony (adult) community. Moreover, kids shows used to contain grittier stuff even  when aimed at a much younger audience (RAMC is one example, but I remember kids shows from my childhood aimed at much younger kids than MLP where you had a union strike in one and a dig at government measurement changes in another.) I realise we live in a sanitised age, but if the brony community is an element in decision making, then..?

Target age and plot are also often a bit irrelevant since if the kid is too young to get the nuances they will pass over them, but if the kid is old enough to get them they'll get them and enjoy the show longer.

I'd say it's more that EQG has a Jem influence which FIM doesn't have. And Jem was always very nuanced (albeit probably aimed a bit older).

I don't think the "brony influence" goes past anything that's appropriate for the target audience and is similar to the occasional reference aimed at parents watching a show with their kids. Things like a reference to a character from media only older viewers would recognize or things like that that would go unnoticed by the target audience. The show itself is still very much aimed at their original target audience.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 15, 2017, 05:12:21 PM
As for the age target of EQG vs FIM, that sort of jars with the argument FIM is too influenced by the brony (adult) community. Moreover, kids shows used to contain grittier stuff even  when aimed at a much younger audience (RAMC is one example, but I remember kids shows from my childhood aimed at much younger kids than MLP where you had a union strike in one and a dig at government measurement changes in another.) I realise we live in a sanitised age, but if the brony community is an element in decision making, then..?

Target age and plot are also often a bit irrelevant since if the kid is too young to get the nuances they will pass over them, but if the kid is old enough to get them they'll get them and enjoy the show longer.

I'd say it's more that EQG has a Jem influence which FIM doesn't have. And Jem was always very nuanced (albeit probably aimed a bit older).

I don't think the "brony influence" goes past anything that's appropriate for the target audience and is similar to the occasional reference aimed at parents watching a show with their kids. Things like a reference to a character from media only older viewers would recognize or things like that that would go unnoticed by the target audience. The show itself is still very much aimed at their original target audience.

While I agree with this generally, they did release that 100th episode that was entirely fanservice. The pony team IS listening., and they Do know about all the stuff bronies do and it does influence the show.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on April 15, 2017, 05:27:20 PM
Here's an unpopular opinion of mine that seems unpopular both here and in the brony fandom - I don't think "Muffin Pony" stole "The Last Round Up" from Applejack at all, or rather she didn't for me.  I was pleased to see her, I appreciated the little fandom gesture (it's okay when it's relevant and/or not in your face, in my opinion), but the rest of the episode was, and still is an Applejack episode to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Wardah on April 15, 2017, 07:17:38 PM
As for the age target of EQG vs FIM, that sort of jars with the argument FIM is too influenced by the brony (adult) community. Moreover, kids shows used to contain grittier stuff even  when aimed at a much younger audience (RAMC is one example, but I remember kids shows from my childhood aimed at much younger kids than MLP where you had a union strike in one and a dig at government measurement changes in another.) I realise we live in a sanitised age, but if the brony community is an element in decision making, then..?

Target age and plot are also often a bit irrelevant since if the kid is too young to get the nuances they will pass over them, but if the kid is old enough to get them they'll get them and enjoy the show longer.

I'd say it's more that EQG has a Jem influence which FIM doesn't have. And Jem was always very nuanced (albeit probably aimed a bit older).

I don't think the "brony influence" goes past anything that's appropriate for the target audience and is similar to the occasional reference aimed at parents watching a show with their kids. Things like a reference to a character from media only older viewers would recognize or things like that that would go unnoticed by the target audience. The show itself is still very much aimed at their original target audience.

While I agree with this generally, they did release that 100th episode that was entirely fanservice. The pony team IS listening., and they Do know about all the stuff bronies do and it does influence the show.

Yeah but nothing in that episode was anything inappropriate or unenjoyable for their target audience. Not every single thought or idea bronies have is something that's inappropriate for kids. The point is they still have to take what's appropriate for their target audience into consideration and Equestria Girls was aimed at older girls who would watch shows like Monster High or Jem, not bronies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 15, 2017, 08:27:51 PM
Im pretty sure bronies arent generally all that thrilled by EG.

I expected to hate it because of the bipedalism alone but was surprised to find those movies most enjoyable.

Remember what i think many of us love about mlp is its childlike innocence and there is a terrible but hilarious College Humor video that refers to bronies as "emotionally stunted adults" and while that's mean, it does accurately describe me and possibly why i am so enamored by mlp. That being said, the school experience portrayed in EG is much less childlike and has a lot more politics etc so to me it definitely seems focused on an older demographic.

Disclaimer: im not calling anyone but myself "emotionally stunted". I never grew out of that phase where the smallest thing makes me throw a tantrum or curl up and cry.

Post Merge: April 15, 2017, 08:32:39 PM

Here's an unpopular opinion of mine that seems unpopular both here and in the brony fandom - I don't think "Muffin Pony" stole "The Last Round Up" from Applejack at all, or rather she didn't for me.  I was pleased to see her, I appreciated the little fandom gesture (it's okay when it's relevant and/or not in your face, in my opinion), but the rest of the episode was, and still is an Applejack episode to me.

I dont see muffins as stealing that episode either and anyone who has any opinion at all regarding that episode or the re-writing to change the name absolutely Must watch the Friendship is Witchcraft episode that parodies it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on April 16, 2017, 06:43:58 PM
Oh... is this unpopular? I think that cheese sandwich pony is just... a thousand times no.

Another unpopular one.. I love those retro g1 porcelains, especially Firefly! It seems like none of you guys bought her so it was SOOOO HARDDD for me to track one down to buy. I finally did though. :heart:

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Like ok, slightly off/strange, but I love it still.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on April 16, 2017, 07:44:34 PM
Oh... is this unpopular? I think that cheese sandwich pony is just... a thousand times no.

Another unpopular one.. I love those retro g1 porcelains, especially Firefly! It seems like none of you guys bought her so it was SOOOO HARDDD for me to track one down to buy. I finally did though. :heart:

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Like ok, slightly off/strange, but I love it still.
Whaat I have never seen an MLP porcelain figure with hair  :shocked: Someone tell me how I can acquire one!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on April 16, 2017, 07:48:24 PM
You'll have to try to track her down from another collector, but you'll probably have to search a long time like I did!

Glory is easy to find. I think not that many people bought Firefly.

http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/2/29/Hamilton-glory-figurine.jpg

They were retro ones made I'm not sure what year, at a time I was on hiatus from collecting. Apparently they would have made Sunbeam and Medley, but they were really unpopular with collectors because they didn't look like the ads.

Never saw the ads so I didn't have to be let down. :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 16, 2017, 08:29:13 PM
WHOA!! I've never seen that Firefly before. She's amazing!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 16, 2017, 09:41:41 PM
Here are some old threads about the Hamilton figures:

http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums/viewtopic/p=960646.html
http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums/viewtopic/t=47491/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=0.html
http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums//viewtopic/p=1270672.html
http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums/viewtopic/p=262547.html
http://www.mlparena.com/archive/Forums/viewtopic/p=1457345.html

Could've sworn I've seen bigger threads about them before, but I couldn't find them.. oh well.

Not sure what I think about them; I don't hate them, but something about their faces bothers me, I can't put my finger on it. They're pretty nice aside from that, though :) tho I can understand being disappointed since apparently they were quite different from the ads (dunno if I've ever seen the ads so I can't comment on that, heh).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on April 16, 2017, 10:39:35 PM
I wish I could see the original ad.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 16, 2017, 10:45:03 PM
Oh... is this unpopular? I think that cheese sandwich pony is just... a thousand times no.

Another unpopular one.. I love those retro g1 porcelains, especially Firefly! It seems like none of you guys bought her so it was SOOOO HARDDD for me to track one down to buy. I finally did though. :heart:

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Like ok, slightly off/strange, but I love it still.

I've never seen that before. She's mostly alright , her head is turned wrong is all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 16, 2017, 11:50:45 PM
Shatter v plastic degradation: someday these ceramics may be the last close-to-accurate G1s.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2017, 12:55:21 AM

Yeah but nothing in that episode was anything inappropriate or unenjoyable for their target audience. Not every single thought or idea bronies have is something that's inappropriate for kids.
This is taking the thread off topic but you have missed my point. I never said anything about inappropriate for kids, I said exactly what you said about things that are fan aimed that go over the heads of the target audience but are not per se inappropriate. Kid's shows are full of them, and there's a reason so many adults like it as well as kids. G3 had a very defined demographic, but I don't think G4 does, even if it began that way. We have G4 toys aimed at toddlers, and I don't think you'd say the show was aimed at them specifically either. G4 is aimed "at kids" and they'll take any that want to watch it. To achieve that, they probably insert a mix of things different age groups can pick up on. I don't think FIM is for little kids or that the demographic is different from EQG. I think it just lacks continuity and thus development of many characters in a past-present-future way, unlike EQG where Sunset Shimmer has continuity in a past-present-future way. But this is possible because EQG has fewer animated films and they are longer, whereas FIM is churning out short weekly episodes. Format is what is different here in my opinion.

I also know people who grew up with and were fans of Jem from age five or so, even though Jem was probably "targeted" older. So it isn't an exact science anyway.

And we should end this diversion topic, as it's not discussing unpopular opinions. Unless of course my opinion that FIM is kid safe but still contains stuff to appeal to older fans is unpopular. Specific toy lines within FIM have a target audience. The show is a catchall.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 17, 2017, 05:07:37 AM
Well except possibly for an occasional sippy-cup, the toys are all rated 3 and up so that at least is clear as to demographics. Unfortunately this means i can never find baby stuff in pony prints for my pony plushes and newborn stuff all fits Buildabear ponies.

Is it unpopular to think my pony plushes should be wearing pony printed newborn clothes etc? Plenty of generic n disney stuff etc but just not the same. Dont moms want to clothe their newborns in mlp with mlp pacifiers, diaper pins and toys?!

Probably just me. My opinions are by definition probably unpopular.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: banditpony on April 17, 2017, 12:12:06 PM
Well except possibly for an occasional sippy-cup, the toys are all rated 3 and up so that at least is clear as to demographics. Unfortunately this means i can never find baby stuff in pony prints for my pony plushes and newborn stuff all fits Buildabear ponies.

Is it unpopular to think my pony plushes should be wearing pony printed newborn clothes etc? Plenty of generic n disney stuff etc but just not the same. Dont moms want to clothe their newborns in mlp with mlp pacifiers, diaper pins and toys?!

Probably just me. My opinions are by definition probably unpopular.

Playskool line is ages 0-3 depending on the toy.

They have baby MLP onesies/rompers. And awhile back they had bibs/socks/bows etc for babies as well.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2017, 12:17:47 PM
Well except possibly for an occasional sippy-cup, the toys are all rated 3 and up so that at least is clear as to demographics. Unfortunately this means i can never find baby stuff in pony prints for my pony plushes and newborn stuff all fits Buildabear ponies.

Is it unpopular to think my pony plushes should be wearing pony printed newborn clothes etc? Plenty of generic n disney stuff etc but just not the same. Dont moms want to clothe their newborns in mlp with mlp pacifiers, diaper pins and toys?!

Probably just me. My opinions are by definition probably unpopular.

Playskool line is ages 0-3 depending on the toy.

That was what I was referring to. Hasbro are not defining the age that the series is aimed at - it's going for all levels and genders. Thinking otherwise is a naive business strategy. If you can get all the kids with one product theme, why not? It's not that different from what Disney does, and you can't tell me that the silhouette of a hanging man or a battlefield of implied corpses in animated Disney films means that Tarzan and Mulan are not appropriate for small children? The small kids just don't see those implications - and MLP is no different. It's like if you ever watched Nightmare Before Christmas as a kid and then as an adult - it's a lot more disturbing when you're older, because you understand some of those themes but as a kid you just saw Jack dress up as Santa and weirdify Christmas.

Regarding the Hamilton figures - what bothers me about that Firefly is that her head looks more like a Mountain Boy/adult boy pony's mould than Firefly. It looks like someone put Daddy Bright Bouquet's head on a pegasus body, then dyed it pink.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: biancaferrando on April 17, 2017, 12:34:55 PM
I don't like G2... they look un-definined to me, like parts of the face are missing or something. Not a fan of flutter ponies, and I have mix feelings about the SHSs, they look very alike G2, except they have a face sorta.
lol @ some of the comments about Gusty...
It's not that I don't like the So Soft ones... they are just such pain to restore I am starting to dislike them a little.
I do not like Moondancer pose at all, to me it makes the pony look utterly ungraceful. My favorite poses are probably Medley and the 2 legs standing of So Soft, dynamic and harmonious looking.
I confess my least favorite (ugly I dare say) color combination are the Xmas themed G1 ones... that green and that red is just... no.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2017, 12:44:21 PM

I do not like Moondancer pose at all, to me it makes the pony look utterly ungraceful.

I agree with this. I used to think it looked like she'd been sat on.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 17, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
I don't like G2... they look un-definined to me, like parts of the face are missing or something. Not a fan of flutter ponies, and I have mix feelings about the SHSs, they look very alike G2, except they have a face sorta.
lol @ some of the comments about Gusty...
It's not that I don't like the So Soft ones... they are just such pain to restore I am starting to dislike them a little.
I do not like Moondancer pose at all, to me it makes the pony look utterly ungraceful. My favorite poses are probably Medley and the 2 legs standing of So Soft, dynamic and harmonious looking.
I confess my least favorite (ugly I dare say) color combination are the Xmas themed G1 ones... that green and that red is just... no.

Actually, a lot of people aren't particularly fond of the Moondancer pose.  The body is too round and potatoey for lack of a better description, the legs are uneven and the gait is strange. The face is off compared to the Glory pose. I'm curious to see how much better the tweaked version is on Princess Misty. Still Moondancer and Sunbeam are very pretty ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 17, 2017, 06:01:24 PM
The Hamilton Collection statuettes are actually resin, not porcelain. :)

I ordered Glory when she was first offered, but she was SUCH a disappointment compared to the advertisement. Unfortunately it's really hard to find the advertisement any more . . . SOmeone must have it though.  It was in one of those sets of Sunday newspaper ads on September 25th, 2005.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on April 17, 2017, 10:22:03 PM
I agree with the Moondancer pose and also  dislike the Powder pose.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 17, 2017, 11:22:27 PM
Well except possibly for an occasional sippy-cup, the toys are all rated 3 and up so that at least is clear as to demographics. Unfortunately this means i can never find baby stuff in pony prints for my pony plushes and newborn stuff all fits Buildabear ponies.

Is it unpopular to think my pony plushes should be wearing pony printed newborn clothes etc? Plenty of generic n disney stuff etc but just not the same. Dont moms want to clothe their newborns in mlp with mlp pacifiers, diaper pins and toys?!

Probably just me. My opinions are by definition probably unpopular.

Playskool line is ages 0-3 depending on the toy.

They have baby MLP onesies/rompers. And awhile back they had bibs/socks/bows etc for babies as well.

Oh yes I've seen the Playskool toys but the heads are too big, like Fashems.  Don't care for those much.

Glad to hear I am wrong about no baby clothes...I don't see those in current new products but will look for them on eBay and such.  Thanks for cluing me in!

I like Moondancer's pose, she's tall and graceful (to me).  As to poses, I like the look of some poses that frustrate me because they don't stand up as well.  I like jointed ponies too which I think are less well loved than ones without joints.

I agree the faces on G2 could be more developed, but I love their leg/hoof poses and that they all have eye gems.  I appreciate that they seem closely related to SHS and it seems similar to the evolutionary relationship between G3.5 and G4...which is probably unpopular to say...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on April 17, 2017, 11:57:48 PM
You'll have to try to track her down from another collector, but you'll probably have to search a long time like I did!

Glory is easy to find. I think not that many people bought Firefly.

http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/2/29/Hamilton-glory-figurine.jpg

They were retro ones made I'm not sure what year, at a time I was on hiatus from collecting. Apparently they would have made Sunbeam and Medley, but they were really unpopular with collectors because they didn't look like the ads.

Never saw the ads so I didn't have to be let down. :lol:


umm to me they look either well tipsy or high......
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 18, 2017, 05:57:12 AM
I don't like Diamond Dreams.  Her body color and hair color are great, but the pastel colors on her cape look out of place.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on April 20, 2017, 06:33:04 AM
Idk how actually unpopular this is, but...based on photographs, I actually might prefer the way Posey's hair looks when faded. It's this really beautiful champagne color that I think suits her body color more than the original sugary pink.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on April 20, 2017, 07:03:25 AM
I don't like Diamond Dreams.  Her body color and hair color are great, but the pastel colors on her cape look out of place.

This made me think of another one: I don't like the Merry Go Round set. The molded blankets and molded flowers on the back of the head just look so weird to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: orangepeachmango on April 20, 2017, 07:38:08 AM

This made me think of another one: I don't like the Merry Go Round set. The molded blankets and molded flowers on the back of the head just look so weird to me.

I only like flower bouqet, because of her beautiful colors. the others in that set are kinda....yucky to me! anything 3d or moulded parts is a big no-no for me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 20, 2017, 11:22:03 AM
I don't like Diamond Dreams.  Her body color and hair color are great, but the pastel colors on her cape look out of place.

This made me think of another one: I don't like the Merry Go Round set. The molded blankets and molded flowers on the back of the head just look so weird to me.


I generally agree with this, although I like Diamond Dreams, randomly. I think because we found her here at the carboot sale without knowing who she was, and red and yellow ponies always get on well in our house as they are Dad's favourite colours...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 20, 2017, 03:09:16 PM
I'm not fond of the MGR set in general either.  I think I was too spoiled by living in a city with an actual vintage carousel, and they just can't compare, lol. The one I randomly like is MGR Sparkler.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on April 20, 2017, 11:52:27 PM
I specially like the white MGR, forgot offhand which one she is.

Don't care much for Diamond Dreams as much, which works out well for me.

Off topic, I love the little carousel horses on poles and I'm ending up with quite a few porcelain ones on music boxes.

LadyMoondancer, I'm jealous of your real carousel.  I love the full size versions most!  Especially ones that are not plastic.  One of the Dirty Harry movies has a vintage one in the final shootout scene that one of the characters is restoring; makes me love that movie.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 21, 2017, 02:12:02 AM
I specially like the white MGR, forgot offhand which one she is.

Don't care much for Diamond Dreams as much, which works out well for me.

Off topic, I love the little carousel horses on poles and I'm ending up with quite a few porcelain ones on music boxes.

LadyMoondancer, I'm jealous of your real carousel.  I love the full size versions most!  Especially ones that are not plastic.  One of the Dirty Harry movies has a vintage one in the final shootout scene that one of the characters is restoring; makes me love that movie.


Have you ever seen the Matchbox Carousel Collection? They are darling little miniatures! I desperately want.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 22, 2017, 10:43:10 AM
I specially like the white MGR, forgot offhand which one she is.

Don't care much for Diamond Dreams as much, which works out well for me.

Off topic, I love the little carousel horses on poles and I'm ending up with quite a few porcelain ones on music boxes.

LadyMoondancer, I'm jealous of your real carousel.  I love the full size versions most!  Especially ones that are not plastic.  One of the Dirty Harry movies has a vintage one in the final shootout scene that one of the characters is restoring; makes me love that movie.


Have you ever seen the Matchbox Carousel Collection? They are darling little miniatures! I desperately want.

I have one of those - or something very like those - from when I was a kid. We used to have a fair that came near us every year and there was always a carousel. I was quite obsessed with riding it, and so when those were in shops I ended up buying one. I am pretty sure it's the same thing as you're mentioning. I have her still, somewhere, but goodness knows where or which one I have. They are very pretty though, I totally agree.

Edit to add: I think the one I have may be Hopper. It was so nostalgic googling them all.

(Completely off topic xD)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 22, 2017, 02:28:45 PM
I specially like the white MGR, forgot offhand which one she is.

Don't care much for Diamond Dreams as much, which works out well for me.

Off topic, I love the little carousel horses on poles and I'm ending up with quite a few porcelain ones on music boxes.

LadyMoondancer, I'm jealous of your real carousel.  I love the full size versions most!  Especially ones that are not plastic.  One of the Dirty Harry movies has a vintage one in the final shootout scene that one of the characters is restoring; makes me love that movie.


Have you ever seen the Matchbox Carousel Collection? They are darling little miniatures! I desperately want.

I have one of those - or something very like those - from when I was a kid. We used to have a fair that came near us every year and there was always a carousel. I was quite obsessed with riding it, and so when those were in shops I ended up buying one. I am pretty sure it's the same thing as you're mentioning. I have her still, somewhere, but goodness knows where or which one I have. They are very pretty though, I totally agree.

Edit to add: I think the one I have may be Hopper. It was so nostalgic googling them all.

(Completely off topic xD)

Pictures pretty please? Hopper is a cutie!

And hey it's my topic, go as off topic as you want. ^^
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 22, 2017, 02:36:17 PM
I specially like the white MGR, forgot offhand which one she is.

Don't care much for Diamond Dreams as much, which works out well for me.

Off topic, I love the little carousel horses on poles and I'm ending up with quite a few porcelain ones on music boxes.

LadyMoondancer, I'm jealous of your real carousel.  I love the full size versions most!  Especially ones that are not plastic.  One of the Dirty Harry movies has a vintage one in the final shootout scene that one of the characters is restoring; makes me love that movie.


Have you ever seen the Matchbox Carousel Collection? They are darling little miniatures! I desperately want.

I have one of those - or something very like those - from when I was a kid. We used to have a fair that came near us every year and there was always a carousel. I was quite obsessed with riding it, and so when those were in shops I ended up buying one. I am pretty sure it's the same thing as you're mentioning. I have her still, somewhere, but goodness knows where or which one I have. They are very pretty though, I totally agree.

Edit to add: I think the one I have may be Hopper. It was so nostalgic googling them all.

(Completely off topic xD)

Pictures pretty please? Hopper is a cutie!

And hey it's my topic, go as off topic as you want. ^^
I have absolutely no idea where she is, even if I was back home, so pictures are not possible. I am not even 100% that it was Hopper, but I definitely had one and that one looks the most familiar.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on April 22, 2017, 03:39:42 PM
(off-topic but Cswift, I love your sig! Pinkie Cooper :heart::heart:)

I prefer pink-haired ponies to be unfaded, but I do love that "in-between" colour they get sometimes.. not quite white yet but not pink either, just sort of both and neither at the same time, shimmery with pinker patches here and there.. so pretty. Too bad it doesn't really show up in photos though, haha.

I'm never too sure if I like the MGR ponies or not. I like the white one (forget her name), the colour + molded flowers remind me of some ornaments my nan had so she makes me smile, but the others.. I dunno, I go back and forth on my opinion of them a lot. Their colours are too garish for me, for the most part.. I guess I don't really dislike them, but I wouldn't want one either? If that makes sense.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on April 22, 2017, 09:02:30 PM
(off-topic but Cswift, I love your sig! Pinkie Cooper :heart::heart:)

I prefer pink-haired ponies to be unfaded, but I do love that "in-between" colour they get sometimes.. not quite white yet but not pink either, just sort of both and neither at the same time, shimmery with pinker patches here and there.. so pretty. Too bad it doesn't really show up in photos though, haha.

I actually saw a pair of twin babies on eBay that had really nice fading. Their manes were white on top and pink at the ends, almost like an intentional ombre. I'm kicking myself for not saving the link now. I think they were blue?

(And yay, I'm glad someone else likes Pinkie Cooper! There was a lot of negativity surrounding these dolls when they were out.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 22, 2017, 09:34:15 PM
(off-topic but Cswift, I love your sig! Pinkie Cooper :heart::heart:)

I prefer pink-haired ponies to be unfaded, but I do love that "in-between" colour they get sometimes.. not quite white yet but not pink either, just sort of both and neither at the same time, shimmery with pinker patches here and there.. so pretty. Too bad it doesn't really show up in photos though, haha.

I'm never too sure if I like the MGR ponies or not. I like the white one (forget her name), the colour + molded flowers remind me of some ornaments my nan had so she makes me smile, but the others.. I dunno, I go back and forth on my opinion of them a lot. Their colours are too garish for me, for the most part.. I guess I don't really dislike them, but I wouldn't want one either? If that makes sense.

Same here!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on May 08, 2017, 04:47:19 PM
I'm actually surprised I didn't think to put this here before, but here's another one of mine; I never cared if any of the Concept Six turned out to be any of the Mane Six's mothers.

I often see people expressing disappointment when a Mane Six pony is shown, and it turns out not to be their Concept Six counterpart, and to be honest, I was always cool that it wasn't.  I love the Concept Six, and they were the first ponies I ever thought of crossing over into the G4 world (I'm not saying all of them will be the first), but I never viewed them as being the mothers nor cared if they were shown turned out to be in the show - Twilight Velvet resembling G1 Twilight was enough for me, and even then she's not an exact match, it was just a nice little reference to me, I never needed the Mane Six and Concept Six to be related.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on May 08, 2017, 05:25:58 PM
I love the suprise twins with mom
g3 is awsome
princess celestia is cool
spanish piggy ponies are cool
i love g2
sprinkles needs more love
g3.5 gets way to much hate
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 17, 2017, 03:04:41 PM
I think the Sunny Daze pose is much prettier then the Diva pose.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jinxxy on May 17, 2017, 03:30:12 PM
I don't like princess Celestia, but I downright hate Twilight.
Both figures and the show!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 17, 2017, 03:45:36 PM
I think Nightglider and Mainsail are very similar, and I prefer Mainsail.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 17, 2017, 04:00:42 PM
I don't get the love for Tex and Lightning.  I think All boy pony poses are boring.

The SHS have graceful, horselike poses, but barring a few here and there they are so generic and boring.

I don't like the shape on the wings of the toy flutters. They look fine in the show, but on the toy? No. I wish they had different shapes like the Wingers. Plus, too many flower themes. I like the second set better.

I don't like the colors on Patch's toy, even though I like it on the cartoon. Weird huh?  Perfect pose for her though.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on May 18, 2017, 07:38:03 PM
I find BBE ponies more appealing than the regular babies, which I'm completely apathetic about.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on May 19, 2017, 05:41:33 PM
I think the Sunny Daze pose is much prettier then the Diva pose.
Agree with this! It's quirky, and I absolutely loathe the Diva pose. I have never understood why people like it. When I went through my G3s to sell a lot of the Diva pose ones didn't stick around. The only one I remember keeping is Winter Snow and only because she is a European pony.

Re the concept 6/mane six mother/child idea - never even knew that was a thing.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SunbeamV on May 19, 2017, 07:05:25 PM
I love the BBE babies. Moreso than the regular g1 babies.

I think super mint condition collections are boring. I prefer my ponies to be a little beat up, have some history and character!

That thick chunky coloured tinsel they used for the Butterfly Island g3s was really pretty.

I do like Mimic (green and parrots!!! my faves!!) but if anyone from that set deserves that amount of attention, it's Bright Eyes.

I prefer the g4.5 reboot ponies over the older g4s. By comparison, the older ones look droopy and dull and the reboot set look a little closer to what ponies should look like, imo.

I can't wait for g5 to pop up and flush out the last of the people latching onto the brony label and g4's popularity. I was still very much a child when the brony phenomenon started and was extremely hurt by feeling chased out of the community I grew up in because I was now seemingly in the minority and in the wrong for being a kid who liked kids toys. The last of my childhood was taken away from me for the comfort of adult men in a space that didn't belong to them and I can't wait for them to get a taste of their own medicine when g5 rolls around and children take up the majority of mlp fans again.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 19, 2017, 08:32:15 PM
I don't like the diva pose either.  The Sunny Daze pose has so much personality and looks so happy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jinxxy on May 19, 2017, 09:37:17 PM

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I can't wait for g5 to pop up and flush out the last of the people latching onto the brony label

OH GOD! No kidding! I remember when "brony" was starting to be a thing. My obscure hobby became mainstream!....but then it got cringey... Like, really really bad. I can't wait for the G5 for the same reasons, but I doubt it's going to come along soon :/


I think super mint condition collections are boring. I prefer my ponies to be a little beat up, have some history and character!
I prefer my pets to be like your ponies are. I love a dog with history. An old soul who has not necessarily had life be roses, but is his own "person" because of it. Character, quirks and all!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 20, 2017, 02:23:56 AM
I love the BBE babies. Moreso than the regular g1 babies.

I think super mint condition collections are boring. I prefer my ponies to be a little beat up, have some history and character!

That thick chunky coloured tinsel they used for the Butterfly Island g3s was really pretty.

I do like Mimic (green and parrots!!! my faves!!) but if anyone from that set deserves that amount of attention, it's Bright Eyes.

I prefer the g4.5 reboot ponies over the older g4s. By comparison, the older ones look droopy and dull and the reboot set look a little closer to what ponies should look like, imo.

I can't wait for g5 to pop up and flush out the last of the people latching onto the brony label and g4's popularity. I was still very much a child when the brony phenomenon started and was extremely hurt by feeling chased out of the community I grew up in because I was now seemingly in the minority and in the wrong for being a kid who liked kids toys. The last of my childhood was taken away from me for the comfort of adult men in a space that didn't belong to them and I can't wait for them to get a taste of their own medicine when g5 rolls around and children take up the majority of mlp fans again.


:hug:

What thick, chunky tinsel?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on May 20, 2017, 05:15:50 AM
I can't wait for g5 to pop up and flush out the last of the people latching onto the brony label and g4's popularity. I was still very much a child when the brony phenomenon started and was extremely hurt by feeling chased out of the community I grew up in because I was now seemingly in the minority and in the wrong for being a kid who liked kids toys. The last of my childhood was taken away from me for the comfort of adult men in a space that didn't belong to them and I can't wait for them to get a taste of their own medicine when g5 rolls around and children take up the majority of mlp fans again.

You hit the nail on the head regarding what bothers me about the brony community. I understand that there are positive things about it -- I think men can and should be encouraged to like what they like without shame or embarrassment, even if those things are "girly," because there's nothing inherently shameful about girls! But I've seen too often that the men (and, granted, some of the women) involved aren't willing to extend the same courtesy to others that they demand for themselves, and instead swagger about acting like they own MLP and anyone who doesn't fit into their mold is stupid and wrong.

Another unpopular opinion of mine, since I don't want to just rant -- Nirvanas usually look bad, in my opinion. I could be biased, but the alternate color schemes never seem to quite "fit" -- like it's obvious the characters weren't originally designed in those colors.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on May 20, 2017, 09:50:42 AM
On the Nirvana subject - bearing in mind I'm expecting to be pelted with rotten fruit for saying this - I don't understand why people spend a fortune on a bad condition Nirvana with no hair/ratty hair cut and marks all over the body. A beat up pony is a beat up pony, and should command a beat up pony price.

I'm not talking about ones with minor flaws, fading, etc, but the ones that show up chewed, bald, tailless and/or drawn all over. I really don't understand why people will pay top dollar for something that is essentially wrecked.
Even if it were a OOAK pony, I wouldn't do it. I love battered ponies, but I don't love collector exploitation by sellers.

Another unpopular opinion of mine...I don't believe in the "an owner can do what they like to their pony, it's their pony' mantra. So many people sell collections on these days due to circumstances they don't forsee that I think it matters what you do to a pony in terms of making permanent changes. I think that the community matters more than the individual in such things.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: The_Loner on May 20, 2017, 11:21:36 AM
I like the 'G3.5' ponies. I think they are cute and were good quality, especially their hair. There should just have been waay more characters.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on May 20, 2017, 04:36:56 PM
... I've seen too often that the men (and, granted, some of the women) involved aren't willing to extend the same courtesy to others that they demand for themselves, and instead swagger about acting like they own MLP and anyone who doesn't fit into their mold is stupid and wrong.

I've seen a lot less of this than I hear people complain about, and I think hypocrisy is a tempting two-way street.  Also bronies aren't going away with the end of G4 any more than anyone here quit being interested in My Little Pony when G1 stopped.  Diverse fans of MLP are going to have to learn to get along, and i believe one day we will.

I love the BBE babies. Moreso than the regular g1 babies.

I think super mint condition collections are boring. I prefer my ponies to be a little beat up, have some history and character!

I do like Mimic (green and parrots!!! my faves!!) but if anyone from that set deserves that amount of attention, it's Bright Eyes.

...hurt by feeling chased out of the community I grew up in because I was now seemingly in the minority and in the wrong for being a kid who liked kids toys.

I too love BBEs, Bright Eyes, and ponies with character!

I'm sorry that happened to you, SunbeamV.  I hope you can transcend that pain.

I like the 'G3.5' ponies. I think they are cute and were good quality, especially their hair. There should just have been waay more characters.

I love 3.5s too!  Yes their hair is super luxurious! and they have weight added to their feet.  they just feel so good in the hands.  While a lot of people complain about them, I know there are more of us who love them because they are kinda hard to find....if no one likes them, then where are they?

Taffeta:  It's my pony, and I'll cry if i want to.  I agree with both your position and the one you disagree with as to we can do what we want to them...I'm all mixed up on the issue.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on May 20, 2017, 05:19:18 PM
I've seen a lot less of this than I hear people complain about, and I think hypocrisy is a tempting two-way street.  Also bronies aren't going away with the end of G4 any more than anyone here quit being interested in My Little Pony when G1 stopped.  Diverse fans of MLP are going to have to learn to get along, and i believe one day we will.

Oh, definitely, I've seen it the other way around too. It really bothers me when people automatically treat bronies like they are dangerous perverts. I actually recently had something happen where a friend of mine was presenting an academic paper on the brony phenomenon, and somebody actually left the room because she apparently didn't "feel safe around bronies." =/ Maybe she had a bad experience, but it was a room full of academics. What could have even happened?

Hm...another unpopular opinion...maybe this one isn't so much "unpopular" as just weird, but I feel like as the generations went on, the pony names started getting worse and worse. In G1 there's often some kind of poetic device behind them -- "Cherry Treats" is alliterative (in sound if not in spelling,) "Night Glider" utilizes assonance, "Moondancer" utilizes consonance, "Up, Up and Away" references a turn of phrase, etc. But the later you get the more you get names like "Twilight Sparkle" and "Rainbow Dash" that don't really have any rhyme or reason. It bothers me a little, LOL

Of course, G1 had some unforgivable names too. "Yum-Yum?" Really? :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on May 20, 2017, 06:43:43 PM
I don't think all bronies are going to disappear after G4 ends, either. Sure some of them probably will, but others are prolly in for the long haul like us :P.

Hm...another unpopular opinion...maybe this one isn't so much "unpopular" as just weird, but I feel like as the generations went on, the pony names started getting worse and worse. In G1 there's often some kind of poetic device behind them -- "Cherry Treats" is alliterative (in sound if not in spelling,) "Night Glider" utilizes assonance, "Moondancer" utilizes consonance, "Up, Up and Away" references a turn of phrase, etc. But the later you get the more you get names like "Twilight Sparkle" and "Rainbow Dash" that don't really have any rhyme or reason. It bothers me a little, LOL

Of course, G1 had some unforgivable names too. "Yum-Yum?" Really? :P

Oh, I'm definitely with you on there. I think part of the problem is that from G3 onwards, they started going for names that were easier to trademark, etc - I remember reading once (anyone remember where it was? It was the same thing where they confirmed Waterfire was named after the fireworks show thing IIRC) that they tend more towards made-up names like Scootaloo and Tink-A-Tink-A-Too because a) they're easier to trademark than generic stuff like Firefly or Ivy and b) they don't need to be changed for overseas markets, so it's less hassle. Which makes sense to me. Some G3 and G4 names are truly dreadful though :P

(G2 names got a bit weird near the end, too. Springly? Springdy??)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on May 21, 2017, 01:02:34 AM
Wow Cswift, bronies are powerful!  They can drive hordes before them, merely at the mention of their name (like Monstro the whale in Pinocchio).  I must learn this forbidden jutsu...and I'd love to read your friend's research paper.

I was reading Equestria Daily for the first time the other day and found a link to a compilation of sayings by Mr Freeze in some video game, with a pony reference in it:  Harley Quinn asks him for a pony and he answers "it will make the twilight sparkle". (i guess that means it's a glitter pony)

i don't know the linguistic (or should I say "linguistical" since I'm probably using the word wrong anyway) concept for names like Rainbow Dash or Pinkie Pie or Lightning Dust, but they do have a certain rhythm, or cadence to them.  Names like "Pretzel" though....that's just a noun.  Rarity is an adjective (i think, it's a concept anyway not an object) and Spike's name is not only cool, but directly from G1, though he's not a pony so that's inapplicable.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 31, 2017, 06:55:32 PM
I like Sherbert more then Scoops and Sweet Scoops.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jinxxy on May 31, 2017, 07:06:26 PM
I hate G3 plastic.
I never liked the iridescent quality to it. I remember when they first released G3 and I thought that Pinkie Pie looked sweaty.
I loved when they started releasing the tropical matte ponies... I breathed a sigh of relief.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ponycake on June 01, 2017, 03:17:08 AM
I like Sherbert more then Scoops and Sweet Scoops.

Yas, Sherbet doesn't get enough love.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 01, 2017, 09:25:25 PM
I don't like the 2nd set of Princess ponies.  The tinsel topknot is weird and their symbols are just random geometric shapes instead recognizable objects.

Also the yellow one looks completely stoned.  (Although that actually makes me like her slightly more than the others, lol.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on June 01, 2017, 11:16:17 PM
I don't like the 2nd set of Princess ponies.  The tinsel topknot is weird and their symbols are just random geometric shapes instead recognizable objects.

I'm with you on this one. It's a shame because I would absolutely love them if not for that ridiculous looking tinsel.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: NightGliderSA on June 02, 2017, 07:57:11 AM
There is one thing that bugs me about Hasbro in the G1 line: Why did they release different ponies with the same name? Take Bright Eyes as a random example. Could they not have thought up a new name for the new pony? I mean, really? Grrrr.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on June 02, 2017, 10:40:02 AM
There is one thing that bugs me about Hasbro in the G1 line: Why did they release different ponies with the same name? Take Bright Eyes as a random example. Could they not have thought up a new name for the new pony? I mean, really? Grrrr.
I think they were/are just lazy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 02, 2017, 11:30:03 AM
I don't like the 2nd set of Princess ponies.  The tinsel topknot is weird and their symbols are just random geometric shapes instead recognizable objects.

Also the yellow one looks completely stoned.  (Although that actually makes me like her slightly more than the others, lol.)

I'm pretty sure there's a shield among the symbols? That seems quite regal to me.

I can't pretend I don't like this set, given my name, but I will say that they look better when they have the clip or the hair is not sticking up like a fountain without the clip. And Moondust is definitely a little stoned. But I like the modifications for the poses in this set a lot more than the ones for the Sundae Best for some reason. No idea why.  I adopted Taffeta sort of randomly without ever having seen her because all the names I wanted were taken, and she had pretty colours. Obviously I love her and her set, but I have no idea why their poses offend me less than the Sundae Best.

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There is one thing that bugs me about Hasbro in the G1 line: Why did they release different ponies with the same name? Take Bright Eyes as a random example. Could they not have thought up a new name for the new pony? I mean, really? Grrrr.
They only did this in the US. With one exception, in the UK line all ponies had different names. Duplicated names in the US line were either renamed in the UK line to have their own name, or they weren't sold here. (Bright Eyes was the latter). In the US, there are three ponies called Sea Breeze - an adult sea pony, a baby sea pony and a tropical pony. In the UK, there are none - we had neither sea pony here, and the tropical pony is Surfing Days.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bigmylittleponyfan on June 02, 2017, 03:58:11 PM
I like G3.5 :lookround:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: The_Loner on June 02, 2017, 05:13:08 PM
I like G3.5 :lookround:
:thumb:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 02, 2017, 05:54:37 PM
There is one thing that bugs me about Hasbro in the G1 line: Why did they release different ponies with the same name? Take Bright Eyes as a random example. Could they not have thought up a new name for the new pony? I mean, really? Grrrr.

When you make a thousand ponies in ten years, some names may be forgotten and re-used. Plus they used some names for members of their other toylines too. They may have just liked some of the names as well. This is just my personal theory.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on June 03, 2017, 06:44:01 PM
I don't like the 2nd set of Princess ponies.  The tinsel topknot is weird and their symbols are just random geometric shapes instead recognizable objects.

I'm with you on the hair. Tinsel in doll hair in general is one of my biggest pet peeves. The stuff takes about two seconds to crinkle irreversibly and then it just sticks out every which way and makes the doll look unkempt no matter how meticulous you are and argh. It makes me *frumple*.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 05, 2017, 04:43:30 PM
I don't like the 2nd set of Princess ponies.  The tinsel topknot is weird and their symbols are just random geometric shapes instead recognizable objects.

I'm with you on the hair. Tinsel in doll hair in general is one of my biggest pet peeves. The stuff takes about two seconds to crinkle irreversibly and then it just sticks out every which way and makes the doll look unkempt no matter how meticulous you are and argh. It makes me *frumple*.

I can sort of relate to that with dolls, though I tend to put up with it in ponies. My favourite Jem character is Jetta, but because her doll has tinsel, she is not my favourite there. I did actually rip all the tinsel out of one of my more battered Jetta dolls. She looked so much better for it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 05, 2017, 04:52:46 PM
I think some of the UK names for the Big Brothers are better. I used to call my Salty Tugboat, because I didn't understand and thought it was stupid. Still do actually. Imagine my surprise when I found out here his UK name is Tug.

Tracks and Trucker make more sense.  I don't know if Chief, Tex, Wigwam and Barnacle have different names over there?

Slugger's  name suits him best. First Base I get, but it also has uh... different connotations.

I think Chief should have either had red/yellow hair or red/blue hair and been given a different name. I know there are Fire Chiefs, but kids are more likely to associate white, yellow and blue with Chief of Police. I kinda wish there was a cop pony with Chief's color scheme.

Post Merge: June 05, 2017, 05:33:58 PM

I'm not to keen on the newborn poses. I think G3 babies are precious. Wish they'd made more pegasus and added some baby unicorns.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 05, 2017, 05:39:24 PM
You guys inspired me to look up the 2nd set of princess ponies and you're right, one has a shield symbol and one has a tulip. Sunbeam has a circle, but I guess that could count as a very abstract representation of the sun?  So as a group, I don't mind them as much as I first thought. ;)  I still am not fond of Pristina's parallelogram or Taffeta and Misty's ovals though, lol.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 05, 2017, 08:10:04 PM
You guys inspired me to look up the 2nd set of princess ponies and you're right, one has a shield symbol and one has a tulip. Sunbeam has a circle, but I guess that could count as a very abstract representation of the sun?  So as a group, I don't mind them as much as I first thought. ;)  I still am not fond of Pristina's parallelogram or Taffeta and Misty's ovals though, lol.

I always thought they were meant to be pendants.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 05, 2017, 11:16:06 PM
I think some of the UK names for the Big Brothers are better. I used to call my Salty Tugboat, because I didn't understand and thought it was stupid. Still do actually. Imagine my surprise when I found out here his UK name is Tug.

Tracks and Trucker make more sense. 
*polishes her crystal ball* xD
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I don't know if Chief, Tex, Wigwam and Barnacle have different names over there?

Nope. It's Tracks for Steamer, Tug for Salty, First Base for Slugger and Trucker for 4Speed. The ones you mention above have the same names.
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Slugger's  name suits him best. First Base I get, but it also has uh... different connotations.
I know the meaning you mean, LOL, but that meaning isn't really in the UK. If Crumpet had been sold here though, hers does...

Slugger is also not a very UK word, so it always sounds to me like he spends his time distributing slug pellets. It's not really common in British slang to talk about 'slugging' a ball (although we do have 'slogger', which means someone who works hard, dunno if that is also stateside) but although we don't really have baseball here, we do have rounders which has bases and is similar, so I guess Hasbro didn't really think it through on a wider scale.

I remember when Kiwi Tart the G3 first appeared in stores she appeared in New Zealand, which just kind of showed that they don't always think these things through...

Going back on topic, another unpopular opinion I have which relates to names is that Cherry Berry is the proper name for one of the ponies in the G1 Sundae Best set, because it appears on a US catalogue promo photo as the name on a MOC pony, even though it only ever made it to store shelves as a pony name in the UK. Cherry Berry does not belong to G4. Cherry Berry comes from G1 and I think Hasbro's colouring of the G4 Cherry Berry is too coincidentally close to the G1 pony to be an accident. In short, my unpopular opinion is that the UK name here is the official and original name.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 05, 2017, 11:22:55 PM
Step away from the crystal ball. :silly:

Thanks for verifying which boys had which names.

It's always neat hearing about differences and names from other parts of the world.  I've never heard of rounders before.

 No, Hasbro doesn't always think things through. I can think of quite a few examples in and out of the MLP franchise that's rather questionable since we hit adulthood and  acceptance of words and social attitudes shift over time.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 06, 2017, 03:25:26 PM
Step away from the crystal ball. :silly:


Meanie . :P  xD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 06, 2017, 06:47:01 PM
Step away from the crystal ball. :silly:


Meanie . :P  xD

:snicker: :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 20, 2017, 03:37:23 PM
It personally irritates me that people swap genders. I would never argue with them over it, because they're not my toys and that's just rude, but it bugs me all the same.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2017, 03:24:42 PM
It personally irritates me that people swap genders. I would never argue with them over it, because they're not my toys and that's just rude, but it bugs me all the same.

On one of the pony cassettes I was listening to the other day, it stated Moondancer was a he. That was an American cassette. It confused me because I am sure Moondancer is 'she' on the backcard...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 21, 2017, 03:27:37 PM
It personally irritates me that people swap genders. I would never argue with them over it, because they're not my toys and that's just rude, but it bugs me all the same.

On one of the pony cassettes I was listening to the other day, it stated Moondancer was a he. That was an American cassette. It confused me because I am sure Moondancer is 'she' on the backcard...

Really? That's interesting.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Olympus on June 21, 2017, 03:39:30 PM
Ooh! Can I jump in on this?

- I don't like Trixie. Like... at all. I don't understand her appeal.

- Aside from a few certain ponies, I don't like G3 all that much.

- Ponywear is kind of silly and unnecessary.

- Were there any male Flutter Ponies? I feel like there should be more male Flutter Ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2017, 03:43:50 PM
It personally irritates me that people swap genders. I would never argue with them over it, because they're not my toys and that's just rude, but it bugs me all the same.

On one of the pony cassettes I was listening to the other day, it stated Moondancer was a he. That was an American cassette. It confused me because I am sure Moondancer is 'she' on the backcard...

Really? That's interesting.

Yep. There's one UK book as well that I *think* switches genders between the first and second edition for some of the ponies (Seashell maybe? Applejack maybe?) Someone probably remembers more clearly. And of course newborn twin Sniffles with the horn is a boy officially in the UK and not in the US.

I sort of agree with you. I mean, it's up to every person to choose, but I try to keep the genders as they are. I think it's fine for Baby Schoolbag and for Sportstime to be slightly less "macho" boy ponies, and I think it's cool for Sniffles to be a boy, because it means that (in the UK at least) there's a first generation unicorn.

I wish my keyboard still remembered how to type the number that comes before 2. It is very hard to talk about generation one ponies without that number key functioning.

@ Olympus - I don't really know Trixie's character, but I think she's one of the prettier G4 pony toys. I think she's a bit of a narcissist in the show? I can imagine how that might put someone off her...

Ponywear is both silly and unnecessary. But sometimes that makes it fun. I always wanted to be able to dress my ponies up in a spacesuit. That is still a dream unfulfilled, as I still don't have a complete Ponynaut.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Olympus on June 21, 2017, 03:57:56 PM
It personally irritates me that people swap genders. I would never argue with them over it, because they're not my toys and that's just rude, but it bugs me all the same.

On one of the pony cassettes I was listening to the other day, it stated Moondancer was a he. That was an American cassette. It confused me because I am sure Moondancer is 'she' on the backcard...

Really? That's interesting.

Yep. There's one UK book as well that I *think* switches genders between the first and second edition for some of the ponies (Seashell maybe? Applejack maybe?) Someone probably remembers more clearly. And of course newborn twin Sniffles with the horn is a boy officially in the UK and not in the US.

I sort of agree with you. I mean, it's up to every person to choose, but I try to keep the genders as they are. I think it's fine for Baby Schoolbag and for Sportstime to be slightly less "macho" boy ponies, and I think it's cool for Sniffles to be a boy, because it means that (in the UK at least) there's a first generation unicorn.

I wish my keyboard still remembered how to type the number that comes before 2. It is very hard to talk about generation one ponies without that number key functioning.

@ Olympus - I don't really know Trixie's character, but I think she's one of the prettier G4 pony toys. I think she's a bit of a narcissist in the show? I can imagine how that might put someone off her...

Ponywear is both silly and unnecessary. But sometimes that makes it fun. I always wanted to be able to dress my ponies up in a spacesuit. That is still a dream unfulfilled, as I still don't have a complete Ponynaut.

I guess Trixie is slowly getting better as the seasons go on, but there are still plenty of moments where I just want to grab her and give her a shake. Can't deny that her color scheme is really pretty, though!

I had no idea that there was a pony spacesuit. Does it come with a little helmet?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2017, 04:02:29 PM

I had no idea that there was a pony spacesuit. Does it come with a little helmet?

It does indeed :D. That's the piece I still have never managed to get hold of :( I imagine it looks really cute. That set of outfits is the most ridiculous. But I love the idea of sending a pony into space...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Olympus on June 21, 2017, 04:23:54 PM

I had no idea that there was a pony spacesuit. Does it come with a little helmet?

It does indeed :D. That's the piece I still have never managed to get hold of :( I imagine it looks really cute. That set of outfits is the most ridiculous. But I love the idea of sending a pony into space...

I hope you one day get that piece! Though I'd imagine that it could be broken pretty easily depending on the quality of the plastic.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2017, 04:33:40 PM

I had no idea that there was a pony spacesuit. Does it come with a little helmet?

It does indeed :D. That's the piece I still have never managed to get hold of :( I imagine it looks really cute. That set of outfits is the most ridiculous. But I love the idea of sending a pony into space...

I hope you one day get that piece! Though I'd imagine that it could be broken pretty easily depending on the quality of the plastic.

Thank you :D. Yeah, I think it might end up being a MOC hunt, although then there'd never be a dress up opportunity. Oh well.

Back on topic.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on June 21, 2017, 07:46:09 PM
Oooh, that's interesting about Moondancer being a boy in one tape :o Never heard about that. And then there's the Wedding Prance porcelain with male-Glory..

I find gender-bending ponies to be a bit odd too but to each their own :P Unless it's a situation like with Sniffles where they do have different genders in different countries (I know some of the Nirvanas were genderswapped too.. Italian Gusty [Gustavo] is a boy I believe, then there's the Mexican princes.. etc etc. Not to mention Re Unicorno, he's a boy G1 unicorn! But I'm rambling, haha), but yeah. I mean, if others want to do it then that's cool, but it's not for me.

Olympus - nope, there weren't any boy Flutters :( Those would've been great.. and baby Flutters, those would've been adorable! I guess Wingers are the next best thing, but it's still not *the same*..
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 21, 2017, 10:30:41 PM
Wingers were originally planned to be baby flutters, but at some point their concept was changed to the adult Summer Wings and later Windy Wings that we know today. :)  I remember Ruth Bush (former Hasbro artist/designer/molder) mentioning that.

Edit: Or to be more accurate I remember BlushingBlue telling me about the presentation . . . Credit where credit is due. :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on June 21, 2017, 10:37:16 PM
Wingers were originally planned to be baby flutters, but at some point their concept was changed to the adult Summer Wings and later Windy Wings that we know today. :)  I remember Ruth Bush (former Hasbro artist/designer/molder) mentioning that.

Oooh, I didn't know that :O How interesting, aaaa. I love how many things there are about G1 that are still unknown :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 21, 2017, 11:00:09 PM
Wingers were originally planned to be baby flutters, but at some point their concept was changed to the adult Summer Wings and later Windy Wings that we know today. :)  I remember Ruth Bush (former Hasbro artist/designer/molder) mentioning that.

Really? I didn't know that! Which would you have preferred? The original concept or the one we got?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: banditpony on June 22, 2017, 05:57:50 PM
Wingers were originally planned to be baby flutters, but at some point their concept was changed to the adult Summer Wings and later Windy Wings that we know today. :)  I remember Ruth Bush (former Hasbro artist/designer/molder) mentioning that.
Wingers are supposed to be adult ponies? O_o
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2017, 06:06:01 PM
Wingers were originally planned to be baby flutters, but at some point their concept was changed to the adult Summer Wings and later Windy Wings that we know today. :)  I remember Ruth Bush (former Hasbro artist/designer/molder) mentioning that.
Wingers are supposed to be adult ponies? O_o

They always were written that way in the comics here...adults, just little.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 22, 2017, 06:39:21 PM
Yes, they're small adults.  :)  If you look at their faces compared to the baby ponies, their features are more "adult" and refined.  Like, less chubby, smaller eyes in comparison to their faces, stuff like that.  (I assume the molds had more baby-ish faces when they were intended to be baby flutters.)

It's really hard to say which concept I like more--I love baby ponies (except newborns and teeny tinies, ha ha well I guess I like 'some' baby ponies), but I do love the wingers as they are now.

Edit:  Here's a picture from Ruth Bush's presentation at Pony Fair, thanks to ShelvesOfWhimsy's camera skills.  *waves*

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The wingers prototype are three pictures to the left of the pony sink sketch, with the stand-in pipecleaner wings. ;)

I also spy Bonnie Bonnets, TAF Buttons, and Night Glider in different poses!  Wow, I really dig TAF Buttons in Mimic's pose.  Also a picnic giftpack that looks like it was going to have five ponies, including a male pony.  What could have been . . .
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: The_Loner on June 22, 2017, 07:02:10 PM
Edit:  Here's a picture from Ruth Bush's presentation at Pony Fair, thanks to ShelvesOfWhimsy's camera skills.  *waves*

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The 'baby flutter' / wingers prototypes are three pictures to the left of the pony sink sketch, with the stand-in pipecleaner wings. ;)

Wow, that is really cool!! I would love to poke around Hasbro's MLP archieves!! What is the Pony Fair? Is it a special Hasbro event?

Sorry for getting off topic :lookround:

Uhm, to keep it on topic....hmmm...I'm not that crazy about the Friendship is Magic cartoon. I like it to a degree but I think the ponies often are too silly and I don't like the drawing style.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on June 22, 2017, 08:04:37 PM
Yes, they're small adults.  :)  If you look at their faces compared to the baby ponies, their features are more "adult" and refined.  Like, less chubby, smaller eyes in comparison to their faces, stuff like that.  (I assume the molds had more baby-ish faces when they were intended to be baby flutters.)

It's really hard to say which concept I like more--I love baby ponies (except newborns and teeny tinies, ha ha well I guess I like 'some' baby ponies), but I do love the wingers as they are now.

Edit:  Here's a picture from Ruth Bush's presentation at Pony Fair, thanks to ShelvesOfWhimsy's camera skills.  *waves*

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The 'baby flutter' / wingers prototypes are three pictures to the left of the pony sink sketch, with the stand-in pipecleaner wings. ;)

*DROOL*
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 25, 2017, 05:02:30 AM
I really like G3.5s. Lack of character variety aside, I think they're cute and I really appreciate that they went through the effort of making all the characters different sizes from one another (of course if it wasn't for the lack of character variety I'm sure they wouldn't have done that). I think they're cute and I love all their unique hair styles, not to mention just how much hair they have. Makes it very fun to brush their hair. I especially cannot get over Cheerilee's cute pigtails.

Also with 3.5, I also like the newborn cuties. I think it's the short, curly hair they have that I love so much.

I also like the EqG dolls, unfortunately due to their size they're more expensive than regular ponies so I only have two of them. Just like 3.5s, them having a lot of hair makes it fun to brush. I do wish they'd stand up easier however.

I can't really think of any unpopular opinions for things other people like that I don't. I guess I'm just not very picky with my ponies. As long as they're not fakies I'll take them!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on June 25, 2017, 06:02:53 AM
My sister recently bought a G4.5 for her daughter, and while I was solidly in the "no thank you" camp previously, I feel myself...warming to them? Sure, their anatomy is totally wonk and their hair is weird and greasy, but there's something lovable about those goofy faces and I appreciate that they're a lot more expressive than G4s. I'm particularly weak for the open-mouthed molds.

I still don't really think of them as actual horses though, LOL
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: AnWren on June 25, 2017, 11:25:36 AM
Ahh to be honest I REALLY dislike G4's  :( I don't mind the animations I suppose, but I honestly think the toys just look quite cheap and carelessly made. And there's so many duplicates? Like they're the exact same pony but with maybe a different colour scheme, I don't get it. No shame for liking them, they just aren't my taste.
G3.5's also make me cringe xD I can't even give a reason for it, just nope.
Then again, while G3's are my FAVS they're also not always perfect. Sometimes the animations make me cringe too.
I don't know why so many people don't like 3D cutie marks either but I LOVE THEM.

Post Merge: June 25, 2017, 11:38:01 AM

It personally irritates me that people swap genders. I would never argue with them over it, because they're not my toys and that's just rude, but it bugs me all the same.

Do you mean when people just do it with their own ponies? I guess I do it sometimes, since I grew up with G3's and honestly I don't think I remember ANY boy ponies xD so as a kid I sort of assumed at least some of them were and genuinely though that certain ones were boys, so I never quite got out of the habit aha.. as a collecter that's a boy it's kind of just nice to think of a few as not being girls, makes them sort of more relatable I feel- not trying to take away from the original characters or anything!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SkyCakes on June 26, 2017, 12:24:34 AM
I guess this is unpopular but, I only think girl ponies; girls and boy ponies; boys. I dont try to make them different genders. Someone tried to bully me into their way of thinking I was like nope. I also dont care for G2s. I think they look like deer. Though I do like their colors that is about all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: wizzer218 on June 26, 2017, 01:55:25 AM
Well I love all g1 ponies except TAKARA ponies from Japan....they look like soulless teddy bears and Definitely do not make me think of my Little Ponies

G3.5 terrible body molds...bleh

Oh yeah love big Macintosh from fim reminds of big brothers!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on June 26, 2017, 05:55:52 AM

I had no idea that there was a pony spacesuit. Does it come with a little helmet?

It does indeed :D. That's the piece I still have never managed to get hold of :( I imagine it looks really cute. That set of outfits is the most ridiculous. But I love the idea of sending a pony into space...

I saw a picture of the G1 spacesuit ponywear, it's adorable!  Not very well sealed though...seems pony rumps are vacuum-proof.

Since I think you don't watch FiM, Taffeta, you probably have not seen Rainbow Dash's Nightmare Night astronaut costume (which is super cute):
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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: mlly on June 26, 2017, 05:57:34 AM
I don't know how unpopular this is since it looks like there's a few other people who also share this opinion, but it might seem controversial outside of MLP collector spaces.
I just feel like letting it out again.

I genuinely want for G4 to finally, and completely, -END-

I can't deny that it was G4 that got me into ponies in the first place, but G4's appeal to me lasted for only a short time as the brand and its marketing has become so warped and far removed from what made me fall in love with ponies in the first place.

Well I love all g1 ponies except TAKARA ponies from Japan....they look like soulless teddy bears and Definitely do not make me think of my Little Ponies

G3.5 terrible body molds...bleh

Oh yeah love big Macintosh from fim reminds of big brothers!!

I find Takara ponies ugly too.
Which is why I don't really get why they're so sought after either...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2017, 04:26:35 PM
I think it's dumb that ponies earn their symbols these days and that it's given such importance in their society and that they are essentially locked into a job for the rest of their lives. We've had 3 generations where they were born with it, so what happened exactly? What would they think of ponies who were born with it?  What would they think of pony races/species not born with it at all like sea ponies or Bright Valley ponies? Why did Breezies and Merponies go from having them to not having them?


I like the Bubblefish, Daffidazey, Quackers and Periwinkle poses. I like rearing poses in all gens and wish we'd gotten more in G1 and G3. Wish they'd made boys in rearing poses too.

I wish we'd gotten laying down ponies. I know people might complain that they aren't good for play, but that didn't stop us from playing with any pose that just stands there.

Alot of people say that older gens have more pose variety then this one, yeah it is true, but a lot of those poses are standing poses. Lofty, Bowtie, Waterfire, Sweetberry Steamer, Wysteria. They outstrip the walking, rearing, sitting and running poses.

I think the prices for pony hats and crowns are ridiculous. Yeah I get it, kids tend to lose little things like that, but $10-$20 or pushing a pony's price as high up as $70 just because they've got their hat is outrageous!

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on June 26, 2017, 04:38:29 PM
I think it's dumb that ponies earn their symbols these days and that it's given such importance in their society. We had 3 generations where they were born with it, so what happened exactly? What would they think of ponies who were born with it. What would they think of pony races/species not born with it at all like sea ponies or Bright Valley ponies? Why did Breezies and Merponies go from having them to not having them?




I think FIM does put too much emphasis on earing a cutie mark and how it determines a pony's place is society. What is a pony got a cutie mark they didn't like are they stuck forever doing that talent?

  I always wondered if Hasbro had plans for Baby Ember's symbol later on but then dropped the idea when they decided to only focus on ponies that were being sold at the time in the cartoons. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2017, 05:02:46 PM
Well one version of Baby Ember does have a star.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 26, 2017, 05:05:33 PM

I had no idea that there was a pony spacesuit. Does it come with a little helmet?

It does indeed :D. That's the piece I still have never managed to get hold of :( I imagine it looks really cute. That set of outfits is the most ridiculous. But I love the idea of sending a pony into space...

I saw a picture of the G1 spacesuit ponywear, it's adorable!  Not very well sealed though...seems pony rumps are vacuum-proof.

Since I think you don't watch FiM, Taffeta, you probably have not seen Rainbow Dash's Nightmare Night astronaut costume (which is super cute):
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WHY CANT THIS BE A REAL PONY WEAR OUTFIT!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cswift on June 26, 2017, 05:08:16 PM
I think FIM does put too much emphasis on earing a cutie mark and how it determines a pony's place is society. What is a pony got a cutie mark they didn't like are they stuck forever doing that talent?

I think the idea is that if the pony didn't like doing it, it wouldn't be their special talent...which is, of course, silly. Plenty of people are talented at things they wouldn't want to do all the time. I love music and have a knack for it but I'd never want it to be a job.

I also agree that cutie marks being connected to that pony's specific place in society is a bit irksome, but for different reasons -- I feel like before that was established as lore, Hasbro felt a bit more free to just create symbols that looked nice since they didn't necessarily have to mean anything. What would the deal with Twice as Fancy ponies be? Would they be mega-ultra-talented? Would Munchy's talent be making excellent fast food? 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 26, 2017, 05:12:09 PM
That reminds me of something that annoys me, which is when people describe the G4 pose with one front leg bent as "the walking pose".  That is NOT a walking pose.  The other three feet are planted flat on the ground and none of the other legs are bent; the pony is not walking.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on June 26, 2017, 07:02:03 PM
Yeah, the symbol thing bothers me too, especially since it's inconsistent. It's a decent idea, but then they don't really seem to do anything with it, from what I've seen/heard of the show? What -does- happen if a pony 'rejects' their ~special talent~? Plus then it opens up plot holes (how come Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara's symbols just happen to match their names, what the heck kind of talent does a spoon symbolize, etc), plus some of them just don't make sense (I know Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops' symbol was just picked at random and her personality came later, but what does being a secret agent have to do with candy? o-O). Plus yeah, it does feel kinda limiting at times.

Why did Breezies and Merponies go from having them to not having them?

This really bothers me, too!!!! How come only "normal" ponies get symbols now? (And why does Zecora have one anyway, in spite of that?)

and omg, lying down ponies would be so cute!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2017, 09:03:01 PM
That reminds me of something that annoys me, which is when people describe the G4 pose with one front leg bent as "the walking pose".  That is NOT a walking pose.  The other three feet are planted flat on the ground and none of the other legs are bent; the pony is not walking.

Your post made me happy.

Post Merge: June 26, 2017, 09:07:32 PM

I think FIM does put too much emphasis on earing a cutie mark and how it determines a pony's place is society. What is a pony got a cutie mark they didn't like are they stuck forever doing that talent?

I think the idea is that if the pony didn't like doing it, it wouldn't be their special talent...which is, of course, silly. Plenty of people are talented at things they wouldn't want to do all the time. I love music and have a knack for it but I'd never want it to be a job.

I also agree that cutie marks being connected to that pony's specific place in society is a bit irksome, but for different reasons -- I feel like before that was established as lore, Hasbro felt a bit more free to just create symbols that looked nice since they didn't necessarily have to mean anything. What would the deal with Twice as Fancy ponies be? Would they be mega-ultra-talented? Would Munchy's talent be making excellent fast food?

Well some might get tired of it eventually, what if they wanted to do something else later?

Munchy secretly took over McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's and Weinerschnitzel. She's sitting there amidst her multi-million dollar corporation, firing people left and right with a distinctly creepy Mr. Burns voice.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on June 26, 2017, 09:41:56 PM
I always forget about Ember with a star symbol.  I think G1 and G3 were more creative with symbols and the emphasis on it being so important in G4 does become tiring. It took way to long for the CMC to earn their cutie marks.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on June 26, 2017, 11:05:18 PM
Ooooh, don't even get me started on the CMC's symbols :stressed: It took them THAT long to get them and then they're basically all the same, kinda ugly, and don't even look match their body colours?!? >___<!!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on June 26, 2017, 11:09:32 PM
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WHY CANT THIS BE A REAL PONY WEAR OUTFIT!
I know right??  I'd like to see most of the Nightmare Night costumes as ponywear, I think we did get a couple of them but I'm not sure, maybe the chicken suit?


That reminds me of something that annoys me, which is when people describe the G4 pose with one front leg bent as "the walking pose".  That is NOT a walking pose.  The other three feet are planted flat on the ground and none of the other legs are bent; the pony is not walking.
I call that the "bent leg" pose and it's an improvement but no, not walking.  As to poses, at least now some of the Guardian of Harmony poseable action figures let us put them into our own poses even though there's a disclaimer right on the box that we have to "hand-support" the poses, haha.  I'm going to make some stands to help them keep the poses I like and for now I position them very carefully so they can just barely balance and stand up on display for me.


Ah, cutie marks.  The stupidest thing about them is the name, and even the show makes fun of them, remember Applebloom's bug spray pony nightmare?  I hated the CMCs for a long time just because they keep saying "cutie mark" all the time.  I use the term "symbol", thanks G1!  Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon would tease seaponies as Blank Tails I guess.  Lastly, Zecora's mark isn't clearly a cutie mark, it could just be part of her color scheme. 

It'd be cool if we could simply agree to drop cutie marks from the show entirely and never speak of them again.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 26, 2017, 11:16:40 PM
Ooooh, don't even get me started on the CMC's symbols :stressed: It took them THAT long to get them and then they're basically all the same, kinda ugly, and don't even look match their body colours?!? >___<!!!

Right?  And after all the hinting that they did in the talent show episode (and even other episodes) I figured Sweetie Belle would have a musical cutie mark and Scootaloo's would have something to do with being a daredevil.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 26, 2017, 11:38:06 PM
Ooooh, don't even get me started on the CMC's symbols :stressed: It took them THAT long to get them and then they're basically all the same, kinda ugly, and don't even look match their body colours?!? >___<!!!

I took a look and went that is SO LAZY , and blah those colors.... meh...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2017, 11:38:37 PM
Not to mention no new updated toys.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on June 26, 2017, 11:46:24 PM
Not to mention no new updated toys.
I still don't understand that.Like seriously hasbro,you sell the same mane 6 over and over with only small differences and when the cmc get their cutie mark you don't make a version of them with it when that would be a logical thing to do?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 27, 2017, 01:07:48 AM
Not to mention no new updated toys.
I still don't understand that.Like seriously hasbro,you sell the same mane 6 over and over with only small differences and when the cmc get their cutie mark you don't make a version of them with it when that would be a logical thing to do?

Hasbro use logic? That'll be the day. :silly:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 27, 2017, 02:26:11 AM
Ah, cutie marks.  The stupidest thing about them is the name, and even the show makes fun of them

Although let's not forget - the name was not given to them for FiM/G4. Generation 3 is what started the term "cutie mark", I doubt the show had much of a choice but to continue using the term.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2017, 10:02:13 AM
Seems to me that disliking cutie marks/the concept/the name is a popular opinion xD.
I admit that I've hated the term since it first appeared in G3 so haven't ever used it. The G4 restrictions on ponies/cutie marks/talents seems morally wrong to me somehow, by pigeonholing them into an identity they MUST have rather than one they choose to have. But I am not familiar enough with the show to know how much of an issue that really is.

@Lostpony -that spacesuit is admittedly quite cool. But G4 pony 'outfits' are so much moulded from plastic that I am quite glad they didn't make it. If Ponywear isn't predominately fabric then I'm not interested...

Lying down ponies. I guess the best you can manage here is a ballerina in 'full split' mode..?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on June 27, 2017, 09:19:37 PM
I was sure I saw CMCs with their symbols, did I imagine that?

G3's symbols are ok as Cutie Marks because they're cute, and don't have the significance of G4 symbols. 

When your symbol is a brand that dictates your life's potential I don't think that's "cute".  On the other hand, I'm not sure they so much dictate what job you are supposed to have as express your talent....real life shows us that we can have jobs that have nothing to do with our talents and further, I think the whole point of the CMCs isn't to help "find" cutie marks but to understand them....Diamond Tiara for example.  She thinks her talent is getting people to do what she wants, and even after reformation still doesn't realize that her symbol represents leadership, not manipulation (there's a difference)...the CMCs were at their best helping Troubleshoes figure out his talent, but they completely fail to grasp that they got their marks when they figured out about helping other ponies understand theirs.  It's amazing they ever got them at all considering they still don't understand what they did right to get them.  Eh.  I wonder if FiM originally intended symbols to be such a big deal or if that developed over time, because it is a bit overdone.

Yup, Taffeta, a lot of opinions expressed in this thread are off topic as they are not "unpopular" at all, haha.  I'm completely there with you as to fabric ponywear...I love the miniature sewed clothing especially when it fits right.  So satisfying.  I actually kinda like the rubber ponywear too...but not the hard plastic.  Ug.

Oh, to go on about the spacesuit some more....I especially liked the way it was physically present in the episode:  when Rainbow speaks, her voice sounds like it's coming through the helmet and in a scene where they are eating candy, the helmet is 1/3 full of candy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2017, 11:50:23 PM
I'm just personally not a fan of putting people/ponies/characters into 'boxes'.
(Although I like G1 ponies in their original packaging boxes so that makes me a hypocrite).

I remember making a graduation outfit for my G3 Rainbow Dash so she could come graduate with me in 2003 when I got my first degree. She had a little black mortar board and everything. That was back when I liked Rainbow Dash because she was a rainbow pony like my first pony Windy. To bring this to an on topic conclusion...

I liked Rainbow Dash better when she didn't have wings. To be more specific, I consider the G3 Dash the real Dash and that the G4 pony should have had a different name and colour scheme.

Although I DID take a G4 Dash to my MA graduation, for continuity's sake, so maybe I'm a hypocrite there as well.

Also a weird maybe unpopular opinion I realised during this discussion.

I tried really hard to like FIM when it came out, and I watched maybe the first season, but I couldn't connect to it. I don't like any of the characters, and I don't really like when kids shows try to make out that everyone can make friends easily by being 'nice'. It happens in a lot of shows, but that's not reality and it really isn't helping the kids who struggle to make friends because they are different or shy or awkward. So I never could get into FIM and I really don't like the Mane 6. Most of them annoy me.

The reason that this is an odd unpopular opinion is that although those same mane 6 have the pretty much exact same personalities in the Equestria Girls movies, I don't find them annoying. I don't dislike any of them. Which to me is really weird. I think the reason I dislike FIM and don't dislike EQG characters even though they are principally the same is because of Sunset Shimmer running like a connective thread through their friendship. Even though every EQG movie ends in exactly the same way, the fact Sunset Shimmer's character evolves and goes full circle actually makes the Mane 6 attractive characters to me in a way they aren't in the FIM cartoon.

I have no idea if Sunset Shimmer is ever in FIM, nor do I know how they explain the so far unexplained fact that she apparently doesn't have a human twin in that world already, but basically Sunset Shimmer is the reason I find the Mane 6 bearable. Even though she isn't part of the mane 6.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on June 28, 2017, 07:40:03 AM
Taffeta, that's a lot more well thought out than a lot of people who don't like FiM.  It sounds like you really did try hard to give it a fair shot.

However, lots of people like Sunset Shimmer, so as to that I'm afraid you are off topic, haha.

But seriously, that's a great point as to EQG.  It really does change the dynamic a lot to have her there.

I like G3 Rainbow Dash too, a lot, so I drew a G1 version only with wings.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on June 28, 2017, 08:00:42 PM
I think the CMC's cutie marks are the colors they are because they have each of the 3's mane/tail colors in them but I agree their marks could have been a lot better designed.

Petite ponies are cute but I can't bring myself to pay $15-$40 for a single petite pony.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 28, 2017, 08:20:51 PM
I don't know if it's an unpopular opinion or not, but upon closer look at the Cutie Mark Crusaders' Cutie Marks, I think that the show isn't letting them live up to their true potential if their cutie marks are supposed to tell them where their talents lie.

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Sweetie Belle's has a music note in the middle, which, to me, says that she could have something more to do with music.

And Scootaloo's is a wing with a thunderbolt inside.  Are they teasing her because she can't fly very well or will some upcoming episodes reveal that her hard work pays off?

Applebloom's has a heart in the middle, so she could become a matchmaker type of character if she can learn not to do dumb things when meddling in other ponies relationships.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 28, 2017, 08:21:08 PM
I think the CMC's cutie marks are the colors they are because they have each of the 3's mane/tail colors in them but I agree their marks could have been a lot better designed.

Petite ponies are cute but I can't bring myself to pay $15-$40 for a single petite pony.


Ponyfan

For something that small, neither can I.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 12, 2017, 10:21:35 PM
I don't like sea ponies.

This is shocking to me to read on the Arena of all places :lol:

Here is a nitpicky one of mine:
I don't like the name "Twilight Sparkle". It sounds like a Frankenstein name. Might as well call Rarity "Glory Sparkle" - that would at least make sense :P

-I love customs but I hate it when people use non-baity G3s as a base. They are becoming rare.

-G3 Spike is best Spike. G1 and G4 are both annoying.

-Male ponies in G4 have really ugly designs (there are only a few exceptions) and I hate the ones with humanoid beards or the fact most of them have short manes and boring color schemes to make them less ~girly.

-The songs in G4 aren't that great. Other cartoons have similar material and that's ok.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on July 13, 2017, 01:53:05 AM
Where can I find some G3 Spike?  I haven't seen him. 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on July 13, 2017, 12:09:18 PM
Where can I find some G3 Spike?  I haven't seen him.
If you mean as a toy, you can't (unless someone made a fan version) - he isn't a toyline character.

If you mean in the show, "Princess Promenade" and "The Runaway Rainbow" are the movies to look at.  He may have been in others, but he is definitely in them.  He was also in the live action show "The Worlds Biggest Tea Party".

I agree that G3 Spike was the best Spike.   :good:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2017, 02:14:09 PM

-I love customs but I hate it when people use non-baity G3s as a base. They are becoming rare.


I am feeling more and more morally conflicted about customs on any pony that is no longer available on store shelves.
Obviously if a pony is wrecked (major hair cuts, serious marks, even bits missing) that's a sort of different point, but in terms of your mention of good condition G3 becoming baits...

I am feeling more and more as time goes on that this is a bad thing in all generations. It happened a lot years back with the first generation when they were plentiful but I wonder now how much that impacted on the prices we live with now because nobody thought about future availability. The G3 collectors are just really breaking out onto the scene and your comment makes me wonder how much their current cheapness and availability is lulling people into a false sense of security about their future.

In terms of Generation One pony customising, I am even more morally conflicted by this. It's the fact of being torn between accepting someone has the right to do what they like with what they buy, versus the future availability issue.

I'm not trying to criticise anyone here because I know that ultimately we all decide for ourselves what is and isn't bait and whether or not to customise. But I am more conflicted by this than I used to be. Fifteen years ago I wouldn't have bothered about someone sacrificing a Cherries Jubilee to fix a Munchy's hair, but now...? I don't know...

I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 13, 2017, 02:42:55 PM

I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.

We keep making those fan-based customs - like Genie and Puppy Love!  If we have a regular stock of custom bodies to be able to order from, then people don't have to use actual vintage ponies!  ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2017, 02:47:07 PM

I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.

We keep making those fan-based customs - like Genie and Puppy Love!  If we have a regular stock of custom bodies to be able to order from, then people don't have to use actual vintage ponies!  ;)

Actually, that is a good call. Depending on the expense involved in doing that; it may be something that we as a community have to look to invest in more...I don't know. And there are fakies in g1 and g3 moulds as well, though the quality of those is a bit questionable. I don't believe in stifling the creativity in the community but if we had a good balance between original stuff and creativity I think that it would benefit everyone.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 13, 2017, 02:51:06 PM

I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.

We keep making those fan-based customs - like Genie and Puppy Love!  If we have a regular stock of custom bodies to be able to order from, then people don't have to use actual vintage ponies!  ;)

Are they making extras for customizing? Cause I'd love to buy original blank molds of G1 ;p
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 13, 2017, 02:51:50 PM
I don't like sea ponies.

This is shocking to me to read on the Arena of all places :lol:

Here is a nitpicky one of mine:
I don't like the name "Twilight Sparkle". It sounds like a Frankenstein name. Might as well call Rarity "Glory Sparkle" - that would at least make sense :P

-I love customs but I hate it when people use non-baity G3s as a base. They are becoming rare.

-G3 Spike is best Spike. G1 and G4 are both annoying.

-Male ponies in G4 have really ugly designs (there are only a few exceptions) and I hate the ones with humanoid beards or the fact most of them have short manes and boring color schemes to make them less ~girly.

-The songs in G4 aren't that great. Other cartoons have similar material and that's ok.

I agree with you on everything except G1 Spike. He is quite competent and I agree with you partly on G4 boys. Beards and mustaches are dumb, on the other hand, they're the only ones that have faces that aren't super deformed.

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I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.

We keep making those fan-based customs - like Genie and Puppy Love!  If we have a regular stock of custom bodies to be able to order from, then people don't have to use actual vintage ponies!  ;)

Win/win situation!

Post Merge: July 13, 2017, 02:54:28 PM


I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.

We keep making those fan-based customs - like Genie and Puppy Love!  If we have a regular stock of custom bodies to be able to order from, then people don't have to use actual vintage ponies!  ;)

Are they making extras for customizing? Cause I'd love to buy original blank molds of G1 ;p


That would be awesome!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2017, 03:00:16 PM

I feel like we have some kind of responsibility to protect existing pony stock of all generations in acceptable or good collector condition from unnecessary customisation or restoration, but I have absolutely no idea how that could be achieved.

We keep making those fan-based customs - like Genie and Puppy Love!  If we have a regular stock of custom bodies to be able to order from, then people don't have to use actual vintage ponies!  ;)

Are they making extras for customizing? Cause I'd love to buy original blank molds of G1 ;p

Not yet I don't think, but I suspect that might be the future of customising in general.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 13, 2017, 03:23:14 PM
I'm happy for G1 merch, but I'm getting tired of seeing certain ponies, as if they were the only ones who ever existed. I'm not saying we need toys of every single pony and I know there are way too many, even among the most popular, well known and quintessential ponies. But seeing Applejack, Minty, Glory, Starshine,  Gusty and Firefly is getting tiresome and the lack of of certain popular characters is confusing. Like Bowtie, Wind Whistler, Fizzy, Galaxy, Buttons, Lofty, Shady, Majesty, Morning Glory, Rosedust etc.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2017, 03:26:01 PM
I was happy to see Windy. :) She was my first pony. But I don't like the sequin-mane tshirt with her on, it looks wrong :/

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 13, 2017, 03:40:40 PM
I was happy to see Windy. :) She was my first pony. But I don't like the sequin-mane tshirt with her on, it looks wrong :/

I haven't seen that shirt.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on July 13, 2017, 10:56:48 PM
Ah the customs issue.

I bought a box of unfinished and ruined customs off eBay and I realized that customs have a limited lifespan because that paint only lasts so long etc.  One of those customs that had ruined paint was actually recognized here by a member who had created it (the green unicorn made from g3 styling pony) so my suggestion as to customs is to re-customize worn-out customs.

It's also a good solution for cancered ponies whose materials can't be fixed, although even that has downsides because at some point in the future when more ponies have degraded materials those that degraded first will still be unaltered so even the loss of those will someday be a problem.  This is assuming that people will still care about old ponies that far into the future which I think is a "problem we want to have".

The first Genie run did have some flawed units that were customized but the production quantity has at this point prevented the costs from coming down enough for these to be viable customs blanks.  It seems the project has an ongoing following so far, so we can all wish for its continued success and hope that someday production quantities will be high enough to provide us with the blanks we need.

Another solution for blanks for customs are to simply make them.  A pony that's going to be painted over can be made of an alternate material that can be poured into a home-made mold of plaster of paris made from a pony (without destroying it).  Such a customs-blank could be from a material that's less toxic to make and could be selected to take paint better too.  If no one's doing this then at some point I am gong to take a whack at it.  Possible materials include latex and silicone and all sorts of goops and fibers that might work so much better then real ponies as customs bases.  Ooops I think better and more responsible customs bases wouldn't be "unpopular" so I'm off topic  <screeching brakes>

Oh yeah I actually have a couple of those G3 movies and don't remember Spike in them.  I must have been prejudiced when I watched.  I'll watch them again.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 15, 2017, 06:20:07 PM
I don't think the other Spikes are "incompetend". I very much stated that I merely find them annoying.
G1 for his voice and G4 because I hate that he loves Rarity. It's not cute to me and as I have read it was only put in the show to highlight how beautiful Rarity is. Kids aren't idiots. They see that Rarity has the most detailed hairstyle and has eyeshadow and big lashes. All of that telegraphs that she is the most high maintenance of the six. No need for the only boy in the group to obsess over her.

G3 Spike should have been a toy. He was book-smart, helpful and wanted to be a princess. It's as if they wanted to put him in G4 but then decided to give his character traits to Twilight :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 20, 2017, 03:09:42 PM
Animation wise-G3.5 and G4 look alot alike, so people who hate one and praise the other, have a lot of nerve.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 20, 2017, 08:09:28 PM
Animation wise-G3.5 and G4 look alot alike, so people who hate one and praise the other, have a lot of nerve.

I'm a big fan of Gayle Middleton's work. She is most known for the look of G3 and the first Littlest Pet Shop reboot, as well as her own line, Vamplets.
The G3.5 ponies are not my cup of tea because their toy designs looked a bit like ducks and their feet were too swollen to look cute to me. But on paper they are really fun.
It is kinda obvious that Lauren Faust was tasked with streamlining G3.5 and that's what she did. She took G3.5 and added a bit more of her more angular, sleek look, making it more suited for flash animation. Her original designs are really expressive and iconic (especially RD's flying pose).
But it's similar to what Gayle did for G3. She took G1 and gave it her own touch.

So I guess that is another unpopular opinion of mine (not on the Arena, possibly): Lauren Faust is not the stand-out MLP re-designer people make her out to be. Her designs are really sleek and dynamic but my No. 1 is Gayle for bringing G1 flair back to the brand and reviving it for the US market :biggrin:
Also dislike that she pony-fied herself as an alicorn. You're not god, Lauren :angel:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 20, 2017, 08:14:47 PM
As for custom ponies, I use fakes most of my customs have been fakes I find them so cheaply.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 20, 2017, 09:46:54 PM
Also dislike that she pony-fied herself as an alicorn. You're not god, Lauren :angel:

Pretty sure it was the brony fanbase that did that...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 20, 2017, 10:02:45 PM
Also dislike that she pony-fied herself as an alicorn. You're not god, Lauren :angel:

Pretty sure it was the brony fanbase that did that...

Nope, it was her :lol:
http://mlpfanart.wikia.com/wiki/Lauren_Faust
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 20, 2017, 10:18:10 PM
Nope, it was her :lol:
http://mlpfanart.wikia.com/wiki/Lauren_Faust

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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 20, 2017, 10:31:42 PM
So I am unsure which bits of this are unpopular opinions, but this statement of Faust's (I'm copying from Wiki, if it's misquoted or misattributed then that's my disclaimer) about the original MLP animation being "endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying".

So the reason I have issues with this, aside the obvious fact anyone who's ever seen Rescue at Midnight Castle, Tambelon, Bright Lights, Somnambula, Revolt of Paradise Estate etc knows it's rubbish, is that in my opinion, that statement perfectly sums up FIM.

I am not even that big a fan of the old animated series. But I have become much more sympathetic to it since that, because as far as I'm concerned, Faust basically created a series that was everything she hated about G1 animation. And most of those reasons, especially the obsessive need to befriend everything, is why I couldn't ever get into FIM.

I don't remember a compulsive need for the old ponies to befriend every villain they met. I do remember North Star ringing a bell to consign one of them to a world of darkness though...

Given the size of the FIM fandom, it's clearly an unpopular opinion, so I am putting it here :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 20, 2017, 11:07:02 PM
Yeah, that isn't even true for other MLP, as the ones who actually had tea parties (and nobody ever talk smack about my girl Tea Leaf) didn't have villains or reasons to cry :P

I like FiM just fine, but the first season has an episode in which Rarity defeats villains by crying and whining until they can't stand her anymore and release her.

And who is constantly having tea parties with a reformed villain now? G4 Fluttershy :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 20, 2017, 11:29:19 PM
So I am unsure which bits of this are unpopular opinions, but this statement of Faust's (I'm copying from Wiki, if it's misquoted or misattributed then that's my disclaimer) about the original MLP animation being "endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying".

So the reason I have issues with this, aside the obvious fact anyone who's ever seen Rescue at Midnight Castle, Tambelon, Bright Lights, Somnambula, Revolt of Paradise Estate etc knows it's rubbish, is that in my opinion, that statement perfectly sums up FIM.

I am not even that big a fan of the old animated series. But I have become much more sympathetic to it since that, because as far as I'm concerned, Faust basically created a series that was everything she hated about G1 animation. And most of those reasons, especially the obsessive need to befriend everything, is why I couldn't ever get into FIM.

I don't remember a compulsive need for the old ponies to befriend every villain they met. I do remember North Star ringing a bell to consign one of them to a world of darkness though...

Given the size of the FIM fandom, it's clearly an unpopular opinion, so I am putting it here :D

I...I could just :hug: you Taffeta.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on July 21, 2017, 03:43:11 AM
So I am unsure which bits of this are unpopular opinions, but this statement of Faust's (I'm copying from Wiki, if it's misquoted or misattributed then that's my disclaimer) about the original MLP animation being "endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying".

So the reason I have issues with this, aside the obvious fact anyone who's ever seen Rescue at Midnight Castle, Tambelon, Bright Lights, Somnambula, Revolt of Paradise Estate etc knows it's rubbish, is that in my opinion, that statement perfectly sums up FIM.

I am not even that big a fan of the old animated series. But I have become much more sympathetic to it since that, because as far as I'm concerned, Faust basically created a series that was everything she hated about G1 animation. And most of those reasons, especially the obsessive need to befriend everything, is why I couldn't ever get into FIM.

I don't remember a compulsive need for the old ponies to befriend every villain they met. I do remember North Star ringing a bell to consign one of them to a world of darkness though...

Given the size of the FIM fandom, it's clearly an unpopular opinion, so I am putting it here :D


I actually like G4 but I can totally agree with this.

On the same vein, I never understood the whole " FiM is so ground breaking and the characters are so groundbreaking" thing.  Um, no.  We have the nerd who doesn't have/has trouble making friends, the loud obnoxious jock,  the diva fashionista, the totally random comic relief, the super shy animal lover, and the hard working, no-nonsense hick.  The only thing that might be ground breaking is taking these totally stereotypical highschool stereotypes and allowing them to exist outside of a school setting and in a non-human form.

(And then Hasbro took those characters, turned them back into humans, put them back into school, and wonder why EGs is greeted by ho hum reactions)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on July 21, 2017, 08:53:27 AM
So I am unsure which bits of this are unpopular opinions, but this statement of Faust's (I'm copying from Wiki, if it's misquoted or misattributed then that's my disclaimer) about the original MLP animation being "endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying".

So the reason I have issues with this, aside the obvious fact anyone who's ever seen Rescue at Midnight Castle, Tambelon, Bright Lights, Somnambula, Revolt of Paradise Estate etc knows it's rubbish, is that in my opinion, that statement perfectly sums up FIM.

I am not even that big a fan of the old animated series. But I have become much more sympathetic to it since that, because as far as I'm concerned, Faust basically created a series that was everything she hated about G1 animation. And most of those reasons, especially the obsessive need to befriend everything, is why I couldn't ever get into FIM.

I don't remember a compulsive need for the old ponies to befriend every villain they met. I do remember North Star ringing a bell to consign one of them to a world of darkness though...

Given the size of the FIM fandom, it's clearly an unpopular opinion, so I am putting it here :D

I was just thinking about this same thing. I don't remember a single tea party in G1, but they seem to have one every five minutes in G4.
The whole concept of "friendship is magic!" and "bookish nerds must be forced to make friends!" rubs me the wrong way,  mainly because I am a fairly unsociable bookish nerd, and if the future of Equestria depended on me making friends it would now be a smouldering, Nightmare-Moon-ruled mess :L
I am acutely aware of FiM's various failings (which I think seem more glaring because so much of the fandom talk about it as if it's the most unique, revelatory, ground-breaking show ever), but I still watch it because it has ponies and they're cute :) . It's a cute kids show, but it's not the life-changing work of genius some fans like to imagine.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: mylittELLEpony on July 21, 2017, 12:28:54 PM
I don't like G4 (the toys or FiM the show) and don't even really consider it My Little Pony. I know it is, but I just can't. When I think "My Little Pony" I think G1. I've felt like this about every generation since G2. I'm glad that they all exist so people with different tastes or who grew up at different times have their own ponies to connect to, but they're not at all for me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: haircutsandhighlighters on July 21, 2017, 01:23:57 PM
Agreed - I have never seen FiM. And I don't want to. It's an insult to my precious childhood memories, seriously. I grew up on the G2 toys and the G1 cartoon, so anything later leaves me cold.

I also think "Friendship is Magic" is a silly title, and don't even get me started on "cutie mark". They weren't called that back in MY day....  :P

And, if I may diverge from the G4 ranting for a while, I think MOC/MIB ponies, especially from the earlier generations, are the saddest thing ever. 20 years in a box?  :cry:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 21, 2017, 02:30:59 PM
I absolutely love FiM, but i agree with you Taffeta.I still don't understand that stereotype with g1.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: mylittELLEpony on July 21, 2017, 02:34:28 PM
And, if I may diverge from the G4 ranting for a while, I think MOC/MIB ponies, especially from the earlier generations, are the saddest thing ever. 20 years in a box?  :cry:

I feel this way, as well (I blame Toy Story LOL) which is why I will never buy a MOC/MIB pony. I'd end up deboxing and considering how many collectors would LOVE to have whatever MOC/MIB pony I'd just rip right out of there I stay far far away.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: haircutsandhighlighters on July 21, 2017, 03:00:27 PM
I have actually done that. Twice.  :blush:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Lady Frostbite on July 21, 2017, 03:36:21 PM
I checked out G4 because so many people were going nuts over it ... and I don't quite see what they see? Sure, it looks nice, and it can be funny at times, but I'm not seeing the groundbreaking aspects people gush over. I put it for other people the same level I put Monster High; something I personally adore and could point out all the funny/clever things about it, but being aware it's not groundbreaking or revolutionary in a massive sense.

A lot of characters get on my nerves. Rainbow Dash is obnoxious to me and reminds me of so many bullies I've met (I am *NOT* saying she is a bully! I'm juts saying she reminds me of them). Twilight I actually thought was a stand-in quite a few times; she reads like someone's overcompensating OC and when I noticed a closeness in hair-style to Faust ... that's probably a giant coincidence considering how many different mane styles there could possibly be but I couldn't unsee it. I laughed at the idea of her proving that 'anyone' could be a Princess. Yeah, no, she has had every available advantage going for her and was groomed practically from birth (or when she had that Deus Ex Magica moment) to be a Princess.

My biggest concern with G4 was simply I couldn't buy all of the main 6 characters wanting to be friends  :huh: I think the most believable were Rarity and Fluttershy, mostly because Rarity's loudness is balanced by Fluttershy's more reserved nature, and Rarity seems to have enough sensitivity to realise Fluttershy's limits. Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash MAYBE but the latter seems to have a tolerance limit for the former (was I the only one sympathising with Gilda wanting Pinkie to leave her and Rainbow alone to bond after so long apart? I've had obnoxious friends try to butt in on my time with another friend many times). Twilight is almost anti-social, Applejack is work or nothing. I just don't buy all of them as friends forever. Especially not clashing personalities like Applejack and Rarity, or Twilight simply being too ... her.

Faust honestly gets too much worship compared to the other minds behind MLP through the generations.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 04:05:55 PM
Also dislike that she pony-fied herself as an alicorn. You're not god, Lauren :angel:

Pretty sure it was the brony fanbase that did that...

Nope, it was her :lol:
http://mlpfanart.wikia.com/wiki/Lauren_Faust

Lame
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on July 21, 2017, 04:31:48 PM
So I am unsure which bits of this are unpopular opinions, but this statement of Faust's (I'm copying from Wiki, if it's misquoted or misattributed then that's my disclaimer) about the original MLP animation being "endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying".

Faust basically created a series that was everything she hated about G1 animation. And most of those reasons, especially the obsessive need to befriend everything, is why I couldn't ever get into FIM.

Unless Lauren Faust has said a clearer version of this quote since then, it's not even set in stone that it was My Little Pony she was referring to when she said this.  The gist of the quote goes something like "The programs they had for little girls back in my day were like that, so I sent my toys on adventures" - she doesn't say specifically that she meant My Little Pony when she said this.  I think I've heard that Lauren said something about G1 having endless tea parties at a convention, though, but if that's the case, she might be misremembering - she didn't watch the cartoons that much, from what I can understand, not because she didn't like them, but because she already had her ideas on how it should be, and the show seemed too far away from it, or something.  I can understand this, especially given her age at the time (though there are still holes in this, with how her Mane Six act close to who they "replaced" at times, but I've already covered that in another post).

It is also possible that Lauren doesn't mind the girly tea party stuff, and she's just been misquoted again (she seems to get misquoted a lot), and maybe she literally meant she doesn't like it when it's "nothing but tea parties", i.e. there's no structure behind it, or anything in the episode besides the tea party?  The thing is with Lauren, she doesn't seem to be very good at getting her words across when she's just simply talking about her ideas (or people just misquote her), but her talent lies more in the actual writing, especially with friendship stuff.

and don't even get me started on "cutie mark". They weren't called that back in MY day....  :P
Not an unpopular opinion, trust me.  I felt like the only one who liked the term cutie mark when I first joined, but that's all been sorted out now.

I checked out G4 because so many people were going nuts over it ... and I don't quite see what they see? Sure, it looks nice, and it can be funny at times, but I'm not seeing the groundbreaking aspects people gush over.

Twilight I actually thought was a stand-in quite a few times; she reads like someone's overcompensating OC and when I noticed a closeness in hair-style to Faust ... that's probably a giant coincidence considering how many different mane styles there could possibly be but I couldn't unsee it. I laughed at the idea of her proving that 'anyone' could be a Princess. Yeah, no, she has had every available advantage going for her and was groomed practically from birth (or when she had that Deus Ex Magica moment) to be a Princess.


Faust honestly gets too much worship compared to the other minds behind MLP through the generations.
I think the "ground breaking" thing about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was that, to some of us (including myself) it seemed like the kind of children's shows we'd grown up with; there was heart to it, and the cute friendship moments weren't treated like a joke (and the few times they were, the emphasis was on the friendship moment, and not the joke) - somewhere between 2000 and 2010, friendship moments and all together cute heart-warming moments had become somewhat of a joke in children's shows (at least, with the shows I saw it did), and while I am totally fine with there being children's shows that aren't focused on love and friendship and a more of a comedy throughout (there are shows like this that I liked back then, and even further back in the 90s, so they aren't a bad thing), it felt to me like we'd kind of forgotten how to do a normal heart-warming moment, without having a joke about how "lame" and "cheesy" these moments are take over the whole scene - I can only think of two jokes like this in what I consider the golden age of FiM (seasons one and two), and they were both in the same episode; "Cutie Mark Chronicles", and neither of them took over the heart-warming part.  There was also a lot of throw away stuff, like there being more attention to detail in how the characters acted, and little things to make them seem more "real", but I will admit, that there are probably other shows that did the same thing - hell, a lot of the praises bronies sung about G4 were present in the previous generations as well.

Although Lauren planned on Twilight Sparkle becoming a "something" from what I've heard, the episode where she became a princess had nothing to do with her.  Also, if any of the ponies are Lauren's self-insert, it's Fluttershy.  Lauren was really shy growing up, and wanted there to be a character for shy people to relate to.  There's nothing wrong with having a main character who is basically a wish-fulfilment version of "you" - a lot of writers do it, and they usually do it much more professionally than a Mary Sue OC (that's what you were thinking of, right?).  Even if Twilight was Lauren's self-insert (which she's not), she is still flawed, and is allowed to fail and look bad at times.  Fun fact: some of Twilight's personality was based on Lauren's mother.

I wouldn't say Lauren gets that much worship, myself.  She does if you take into the account that some people assume she created the whole franchise, but that's just people not bothering to do the research - they were introduced to the franchise via her version, so they just assume.  I know that there are a lot of people who do hold her in high regard, but there were a lot of people who didn't too.  Back when I hung out at brony sites more, I allowed myself to think I was the only brony who actually liked Lauren - I know I'm not, and even back then I knew deep down, I think, but I took notice of the negative comments more where people were acting like she didn't deserve much praise as she'd only done three episodes (which is true, but she would have been involved in the others as well), and people were acting like she left before she did (acting like season two was done without her, and for the most part, it wasn't).  There are certain things in the show that she did that she doesn't get praise for, and things she didn't do that she gets "blamed" for (not really, as they're not bad things, just things that weren't really her doing).

I'm not saying she's perfect, I know she's not, she's probably the first writer I realised that I could relate to, the first writer that I truly saw as "human".  I know that there are a lot of bronies who praise her, and sadly the ones that do tend to be the bad kinds of bronies, the ones that hate on the previous generations and praise Lauren for "saving" them from pre-FiM, the ones who hate the new episodes because they think the show died when she left (I don't think it died, but I do think it lost something), and those are the ones that people pay attention to, it seems. 

According to brony-haters, FiM-Haters and sometimes even My Little Pony-haters we (myself and other bronies) are supposed to treat Lauren like God, but I have yet to see any of this...


Also dislike that she pony-fied herself as an alicorn. You're not god, Lauren :angel:
She was never trying to be, it's not even a "supernatural" maned alicorn, and it was probably done before the stigmatism of alicorn-OCs happened.  It is so rare I see anyone in the brony fandom actually complain about an alicorn OC these days, that when someone finally does complain about one, it seems so out of the blue, and I'm like "Really, I thought we were done with that?"

Even with Princess Celestia and Princess Luna in mind, I don't think it entered her head that the fans thought that alicorns were godlike (which for the record, I don't think they are) - the idea what they were was all the fandom, as far as I can see.  I honestly think it was all done innocently - I mean, it's not even a character.  Maybe she just really liked how alicorns looked?

I hope my post was balanced enough.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 21, 2017, 04:42:31 PM
FiM will always be the girl property that got the manly man seal of approval. That's why so many people believe it is exceptional when in reality it's just a regular cute and entertaining cartoon show like most shows for kids these days (I believe that cartoons vastly improved since the 90s, allthough lots of animation nerds will say otherwise).

While I like FiM I don't know why I should rank it higher than Star vs the Forces of Evil or Shimmer and Shine just because it has a cult following on the internet. My ideal MLP show would be closer to Rescue at Midnight Castle because I adore the Dark Fantasy niche genre of the 80s and I still think it would have been the best to put the ponies in a more fantastic setting rather than, let's say, a city like Manehattan.

Same reason why I never liked the MLP Tales cartoon. It was too humanoid.
As a kid I never wanted to be the ponies, I wanted to be someone like Megan who was chosen to spend time with them and become a leader type. To be a Chosen One, even if I was given a dumb title like "pony mommy". But that's just me.
I realize the Sailor Moon rip-off that is FiM is popular with girls because they see themselves in the main group and that's ok. But it is a Sailor Moon rip-off and nothing new.

Post Merge: July 21, 2017, 04:52:02 PM

According to brony-haters, FiM-Haters and sometimes even My Little Pony-haters we (myself and other bronies) are supposed to treat Lauren like God, but I have yet to see any of this...


Also dislike that she pony-fied herself as an alicorn. You're not god, Lauren :angel:
She was never trying to be, it's not even a "supernatural" maned alicorn, and it was probably done before the stigmatism of alicorn-OCs happened.  It is so rare I see anyone in the brony fandom actually complain about an alicorn OC these days, that when someone finally does complain about one, it seems so out of the blue, and I'm like "Really, I thought we were done with that?"

Even with Princess Celestia and Princess Luna in mind, I don't think it entered her head that the fans thought that alicorns were godlike (which for the record, I don't think they are) - the idea what they were was all the fandom, as far as I can see.  I honestly think it was all done innocently - I mean, it's not even a character.  Maybe she just really liked how alicorns looked?

Looks like I hit a nerve, but in the earliest interviews Faust had stated that the idea of an alicorn or "winged unicorn" ruler came to her mind because as a design choice it united all three types of ponies into one.
And the alicorns are the most powerful ponies, or at least they were supposed to be in the first season that she developped.

Take out my word choice of "god" and replace it with "most powerful" or "best of the ponies" or "ruler" and you may understand my Unpopular Opinion. You're speculating about her intentions just like everyone else in here. No need to take everything so personally ^.^
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 05:46:33 PM
Lauren Faust is full of crap.

She certainly did not invent alicorns. Winged Unicorns, have been around way before MLP.

I don't get where she gets the endless tea party crap from? I mean Tales had a couple if I remember correctly, but that's not all they did Every episode. Plus the Tales ponies are flawed and feisty.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on July 21, 2017, 06:34:32 PM

Looks like I hit a nerve, but in the earliest interviews Faust had stated that the idea of an alicorn or "winged unicorn" ruler came to her mind because as a design choice it united all three types of ponies into one.
And the alicorns are the most powerful ponies, or at least they were supposed to be in the first season that she developped.

Take out my word choice of "god" and replace it with "most powerful" or "best of the ponies" or "ruler" and you may understand my Unpopular Opinion. You're speculating about her intentions just like everyone else in here. No need to take everything so personally ^.^
Yeah, you kind of did I'm sorry to say (I'm literally apologising to you, if it doesn't come across that way).  It's just that... I really relate to Lauren in places, and have a lot of respect for her, because like I said, she was the first writer that I saw as a human - nowadays I view them all as human, because they are, especially now that I am trying to be a writer myself, but she was the first, she was the one who made me realise that they are just people like you and me, because she just managed to be so relatable (her having a DeviantArt page helped with this).  So, it ends up hurting me more than it should when people personally "attack" her, rather than simply criticise her ideas, or her episodes, which by the way, I am totally fine with doing (while I did like previous shows she'd worked on, albeit without even knowing she worked on them, I genuinely think that FiM is the first thing involving her to be really high on my list, and not just in the average section).  It just gets to me, that people seem to directly act like she's doing something wrong, or taking what she says too literally, like she personally attacked them or something.  It's just she became so relatable, that I do end up taking this personally.  I'm sorry, but I do.  It's mostly because she genuinely seems like a nice person who just wanted to share her story, and bring her "fanfictions" with her toys to life.  I realise that I am speculating, but I'm basically giving her the benefit of the doubt.



On topic, I understand what you mean, though I still don't think it's quite the same as "godlike", but that's just me, and if I had to choose two ponies who were godlike, it would be Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, but even they have enough vulnerabilities, if only in my own headcanon to not literally be goddesses (in my headcanon, and in the show if a scene in "Princess Twilight Sparkle" means what I think it does, they can actually die, and I'm pretty sure a god/goddess aren't supposed die).

 I have no idea what Lauren's original plan for alicorns was in regards to this subject, but I will admit that it doesn't surprise me that they were meant to be rulers and "better" ponies (hence why they should be so rare, and why I'm officially settled on an alicorn being something you become, despite Princess Flurry Heart), but even then I still don't view them as godlike - I do think the "supernatural" ones (I need a name for these alicorns) like Celestia and Luna are "a plain above other ponies", but not goddesses.  I do think that she wanted to them to be a kind of "higher power" that normal ponies don't quite understand, or something, so I can see your point.

You are right that I am speculating.

Lauren Faust is full of crap.

She certainly did not invent alicorns. Winged Unicorns, have been around way before MLP.

I don't get where she gets the endless tea party crap from? I mean Tales had a couple if I remember correctly, but that's not all they did Every episode. Plus the Tales ponies are flawed and feisty.
Again, unless she actually did say she invented them, she is not saying that she invented them.  Taking Zapper's post at face value, I do not see any evidence of Lauren saying she invented alicorns, winged unicorns, or whatever you want to call them (I know that "alicorn" usually means the horn, or something from the horn) - she simply seems to be saying that the idea of one being the ruler came to her.  She could have meant that she saw a Winged Unicorn and then come up with the idea of making them what they were in her show.

Again speculation, but that's what it looks like to me.

I explained my theories on the tea party thing in my earlier post, it's at the start of it.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2017, 06:58:32 PM
Ok, so I didn't mean my comment on Faust's comment to start a war debate on this. This is the unpopular opinion thread, caveat is we can all say the things we dislike without having someone jump down our throats about it. This feels like I said something to send the thread way off topic, and I didn't mean for that (sorry Mods), but if that was the case, I'd just like to say...

My unpopular opinion is that Faust made a cartoon that lives up to all the things she said she hated in the old MLP/old cartoons.

That's the end of my unpopular opinion. I genuinely am not interested in Lauren Faust or FIM. I just find that an irritating irony, and thus it bugs me. End of subject.

Let's move on to another unpopular opinion because this thread has been going so nicely and respectfully and I really don't want the mods to lock it because it's nice to be able to share the things we don't like without it sparking a bonfire :/

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on July 21, 2017, 07:10:07 PM
I didn't like Dream Beauties when I was little. I only had one and I think I remember feeling like she was too big to be played with my other My Little Ponies


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on July 21, 2017, 07:11:20 PM
I might've said this before, but I don't think Grogar is one of the best villains like a lot of people seem to. I mean, he's got a cool design and the ep he's in is one of the best imo, but he's no Tirac. At least, imo.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2017, 07:14:10 PM
I didn't like Dream Beauties when I was little. I only had one and I think I remember feeling like she was too big to be played with my other My Little Ponies


Ponyfan

I have to admit I felt a bit weird about them to begin with too. They were so 'horsey'. We didn't have them in the UK so the first I saw of them was online, and I was a bit eh about them for a while. I like them ok now, but they are a pain to store, so I sometimes think maybe Hasbro should have not done it...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 08:37:00 PM
One of my unpopular opinions is, I don't get the big deal over Tux n Tails. He's kinda dull, plus we have waaay too many blue and white boy ponies. Like, couldn't they have come in colors other then mostly pink and blue?

This extends to his three wives. Satin n Lace is just a boring pony.



Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2017, 08:44:04 PM
One of my unpopular opinions is, I don't get the big deal over Tux n Tails. He's kinda dull, plus we have waaay too many blue and white boy ponies. Like, couldn't they have come in colors other then mostly pink and blue?

This extends to his three wives. Satin n Lace is just a boring pony.





Ah that made me laugh out loud. Forget Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, it's Tux & Tails & the Three Wives. Magenta Satin is a really nice colour though.

It reminds me of a scene from my mediaeval Japanese text where a guy can't decide who his principal wife is and the two women end up having a full on scrap in the street because of it.

Going back on topic, the earlier stuff reminded me of another unpopular opinion. Please let's not have this one reacted to the same as the last but...

I don't like alicorns. I don't even like the word :/
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 08:46:58 PM
I like them, but the word no.

I don't like Lily Lightly all that much. She's absolutely gorgeous but her blinky eyes and light up dress ruins her and covers up a lovely symbol.

I also am not fond of Honeysuckle, Baby Surf Rider and ponies with that particular color scheme.

Post Merge: July 21, 2017, 08:47:51 PM

One of my unpopular opinions is, I don't get the big deal over Tux n Tails. He's kinda dull, plus we have waaay too many blue and white boy ponies. Like, couldn't they have come in colors other then mostly pink and blue?

This extends to his three wives. Satin n Lace is just a boring pony.





Ah that made me laugh out loud. Forget Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, it's Tux & Tails & the Three Wives. Magenta Satin is a really nice colour though.

It reminds me of a scene from my mediaeval Japanese text where a guy can't decide who his principal wife is and the two women end up having a full on scrap in the street because of it.

Going back on topic, the earlier stuff reminded me of another unpopular opinion. Please let's not have this one reacted to the same as the last but...

I don't like alicorns. I don't even like the word :/

Sounds like daytime tv before there was ever television. :haha:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on July 21, 2017, 10:07:33 PM
One of my unpopular opinions is, I don't get the big deal over Tux n Tails. He's kinda dull, plus we have waaay too many blue and white boy ponies. Like, couldn't they have come in colors other then mostly pink and blue?

This extends to his three wives. Satin n Lace is just a boring pony.

Ah that made me laugh out loud. Forget Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, it's Tux & Tails & the Three Wives. Magenta Satin is a really nice colour though.

:lmao:

I like winged unicorns, but I really really hate the term "alicorn". (Unpopular opinion: I don't really care for the whole "alicorns are ~*super powerful goddesses*~!" thing. I wish we had more of them, and I don't care if they're in the show or not. XD Sterling and Gold Lily are two of my favourite G4s.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 10:37:08 PM
One of my unpopular opinions is, I don't get the big deal over Tux n Tails. He's kinda dull, plus we have waaay too many blue and white boy ponies. Like, couldn't they have come in colors other then mostly pink and blue?

This extends to his three wives. Satin n Lace is just a boring pony.

Ah that made me laugh out loud. Forget Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, it's Tux & Tails & the Three Wives. Magenta Satin is a really nice colour though.

:lmao:

I like winged unicorns, but I really really hate the term "alicorn". (Unpopular opinion: I don't really care for the whole "alicorns are ~*super powerful goddesses*~!" thing. I wish we had more of them, and I don't care if they're in the show or not. XD Sterling and Gold Lily are two of my favourite G4s.)

I wish we had more too. I hope we get some in a horsier looking gen.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 21, 2017, 10:37:39 PM
Lily Lightly is lovely but i hate how hard she is to clean, and dislike that the dress is sewn on.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2017, 10:39:37 PM
I think that's the thing I don't like about the concept. It's the godmode power level involved. It's not related to G4 at all, actually. As a child I did design a whole set of ponies with horns and wings but none of them were stupid powerful. And I didn't know the word alicorn so I called them unipegs. I was about eight?

But I have always hated overpowered characters or concepts. And having horn AND wings seems a bit too much. (I agree that Gold Lily is beautiful though).

I don't hate the physical features of an alicorn exactly, but the idea of superiority or perfection they tend to represent. Another reason I loved the comic so much, because often the ponies who had special tricks didn't have to be unicorns. I like the idea that anyone can have a special talent or trick but nobody should have all the answers.

So if yours is an unpopular opinion, Carrehz, I'm there on the lonely lilypad with you on this ;)

I don't think I have ever seen Lily Lightly in real life. I am sort of put off by the photos, but because she looks so different I sort of admire her for being unique and 'herself' in her style among all the others following the mainstream G3 trends ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 10:49:12 PM
Yeah I don't care about their hyper powers. It's like becoming one makes you become super Saiyan. They even change their hair-dos!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2017, 10:50:27 PM
Yeah I don't care about their hyper powers. It's like becoming one makes you become super Saiyan. They even change their hair-dos!

Yep, that lesser known omnipotent power of the alicorn, HAIRDRESSING xD

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2017, 11:00:51 PM
Yeah I don't care about their hyper powers. It's like becoming one makes you become super Saiyan. They even change their hair-dos!

Yep, that lesser known omnipotent power of the alicorn, HAIRDRESSING xD

 :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 22, 2017, 04:34:26 PM
I have a disagreement with myself over unicorns and pegasi in G3. On the one hand I wish they'd made more of them and on the other hand I think it was a good idea making them more special to kids and collectors.
When they finally joined the ponies in year two everyone wanted to have them even though some of their designs aren't the most creative. So many of them with generic flower symbols but you know what I mean. It's a G3 curse in general but the Earth ponies had more variation simply because there were so many of them.

So... I'm actually ok with fewer pegasi and unicorns in G3. Just would have liked to see cooler designs.

I also enjoyed Star Catcher and Rarity so much and wished they would introduce a wise pegasus and a spunky unicorn who doesn't want to be a princess WITHOUT turning evil in G4.
Imagine a storyline where Celestia chooses a new apprentice but she doesn't give a damn about her powers and would rather have fun like a normal kid. Probably too risque in G4's Disney-esque goal to highlight how amazing being a princess is  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on July 23, 2017, 07:13:39 AM
I haven't read this thread in many pages but seems I have missed out on some interesting topics and I have some opinions on some of them.

I really like Lauren Faust and from the first half of her interview in the Art of Equestria book (I say the first half because like G1 I haven't viewed the second half....hm attention span issues I should examine) I gather that she was a driving creative force in FiM in the beginning and she seems humble (not like so many seem to like to think of her) and I like her other stuff including Powerpuff Girls (though I haven't seen too much of them) and especially the well-hated Double Rainboom fan episode where Rainbow Dash ends up in the Powerpuff Girls universe and they try to "keep" her.  It's just so much fun.  Well there's plenty of unpopular opinions in this paragraph and since that's the topic, if you disagree then I'm on topic.  :silly:

I really love Lily Lightly especially because of her mechanical eyelids and I think her dress covers up a great symbol too so I took mine off.  Its tulle was tattered anyway.  Eventually I'm going to re-route her LED power to some LED baubles on her pigtail ties, yes of COURSE her hair is in pigtails (twintails to some of you) because that's how I like all hair best. 

Oh yes I really like alicorns (by any name) just because ponies look good with all the extra features.  I don't think even Tia and Luna are "godlike", as several complain they are underpowered and constantly defeated.  I also really don't think ponies are overpowered, because there are plenty of overpowered opponents they have to contend with like wizards, the Glass Princess, Discord and the Sirens, and I like clash and confrontation in my sweet innocent pony cartoons and it would just be lame if they had to grovel their way out of things without having the punch they need to win.  Besides, they're all underpowered anyway as they needed the Elements, cooperation from the opponents, or solving puzzles etc to prevail and can't just out-power any crisis.  They're simply not overpowered.  Not saying anyone is wrong, this is my seemingly-unpopular opinion.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2017, 04:48:40 PM
I love the Valenshy and Fizzy Pop poses. They're so cute.

I don't care for Lambaditsa, her colors are boring.

Lightning is the only mountain boy I don't like. Orange and yellow is just bleh to me.

I love electronic and vehicle symbols. Tug's ship, Starhopper's flying saucer, the DnP pony with the headphones, (I can never remember her name.) Baby Racer's race car, 4-Speed's truck, DJ's stereo.

I don't like 4-Speed's name, it's weird.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on July 23, 2017, 05:18:20 PM
I love electronic and vehicle symbols. Tug's ship, Starhopper's flying saucer, the DnP pony with the headphones, (I can never remember her name.) Baby Racer's race car, 4-Speed's truck, DJ's stereo.

I don't like 4-Speed's name, it's weird.

I'm with you on these :D I prefer 4-Speed's UK name, "Trucker". Still not the best name, admittedly, but not as weird as his US one.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2017, 05:44:55 PM
I love electronic and vehicle symbols. Tug's ship, Starhopper's flying saucer, the DnP pony with the headphones, (I can never remember her name.) Baby Racer's race car, 4-Speed's truck, DJ's stereo.

I don't like 4-Speed's name, it's weird.

I'm with you on these :D I prefer 4-Speed's UK name, "Trucker". Still not the best name, admittedly, but not as weird as his US one.

Haha! If 4-Speed had a red streak instead of pink, he and Optimus could be buddies.

Speaking of red streaks, I hate the term show accurate, buuut in a hypocritical twist, I really, really wish Whizzer and Buttons had red in their hair like the cartoon.

I like chartreuse and neon colors.

I like most of the second set of princess ponies and their symbols. Princess Sunbeam is the only one I don't like in that entire group.

It kinda bugs me that so many celestial themed ponies are bright or pastel colored. I mean, I absolutely adore my Galaxy and Twilight and I think Midnight Dreams is stunning, but I wish more of them were dark blues, whites, black, grays and dark purples and I don't get how Princess Moondust is yellow and bright pink, pretty as she is. What do those colors hafta do with the moon?

I don't like Princess Twilight Sparkle, her colors are boring.

I hate pink ponies with yellow hair, but I love G3 ponies Forsythia and Tea Leaf. They're so pretty!

I like Melody.

I think MLP as a whole has a history of Meh songs, sprinkled in with a few good ones and a few awful ones.

I think G3 has the prettiest and best composed songs, way better then most of both G1 cartoons and G4s.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 23, 2017, 05:55:27 PM
Talking about songs, even though i think g4 has the best songs, i really think the quality of them went down after season 5.There are a few good songs in season 6 and 7, but most are forgettable.
Also, even though i think a lot of g3 songs are rather forgettable, Far Apart is one of the most beautiful song MLP ever had.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2017, 05:58:53 PM
Talking about songs, even though i think g4 has the best songs, i really think the quality of them went down after season 5.There are a few good songs in season 6 and 7, but most are forgettable.
Also, even though i think a lot of g3 songs are rather forgettable, Far Apart is one of the most beautiful song MLP ever had.

Yeah that one kinda reminds me of Somewhere Out There. :)

Have you heard MLP  Tales Sweet Music? It's really pretty.

I don't get the love for Peachy.

I think NBBE Baby Half-Note is such an underrated and pretty little girl.

I don't like Baby Northern Lights colors.

Pegasus Bluebell is much prettier then Earth Bluebell.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 23, 2017, 06:08:01 PM
Talking about songs, even though i think g4 has the best songs, i really think the quality of them went down after season 5.There are a few good songs in season 6 and 7, but most are forgettable.
Also, even though i think a lot of g3 songs are rather forgettable, Far Apart is one of the most beautiful song MLP ever had.

Yeah that one kinda reminds me of Somewhere Out There. :)

Have you heard MLP  Tales Sweet Music? It's really pretty.

Yep i've heard Sweet Music, i'm currently watching Tales.I like the song, my only problem with it is that the character for who being a rockstar is the main character trait makes music so light that it makes Imagine Dragons sound like death metal compared to it
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2017, 06:20:27 PM
Talking about songs, even though i think g4 has the best songs, i really think the quality of them went down after season 5.There are a few good songs in season 6 and 7, but most are forgettable.
Also, even though i think a lot of g3 songs are rather forgettable, Far Apart is one of the most beautiful song MLP ever had.

Yeah that one kinda reminds me of Somewhere Out There. :)

Have you heard MLP  Tales Sweet Music? It's really pretty.

Yep i've heard Sweet Music, i'm currently watching Tales.I like the song, my only problem with it is that the character for who being a rockstar is the main character trait makes music so light that it makes Imagine Dragons sound like death metal compared to it

:snicker:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on July 23, 2017, 07:10:33 PM
Melody's unpopular? :o I love her, she's my favourite Tales girl.

I love Baby Half Note, too :) She was one of my first G1s!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 23, 2017, 07:32:33 PM
*flies her little UK name flag at the mention of Trucker*

(No, I don't ever give up ;))

I am ambivalent about G1 songs. It depends on two things. If they went into my brain as a child, like the ones from Revolt of PE, then I am fine. But I hate off-key notes, so a lot of G1 pony songs have moments when trolls or Spike or a baby pony sings flat and I wince. I like songs if the characters can sing.

I like Tales songs better but nothing beats the Jem songs. The opening song from A Very Minty Christmas beats most original series G1 animation songs.

The Italian G1 theme is better than the American/English one.

Nightmare Moon is ten times cooler in Japanese (and I don't even like G4, but you know, fascinated curiosity).

Commenting on LAW's remark about Lightning, I love him, he's always been my favourite because of his comic persona, but he always has reminded me of cheese.


Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2017, 07:36:54 PM
Wait is he the one that says flapdoodle? Or is that Fireball?

I don't like Surprise, Baby Surprise, Honeycomb or Baby Honeycomb.

I think Steamer's hair looks better faded to white.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 23, 2017, 07:43:52 PM
Wait is he the one that says flapdoodle? Or is that Fireball?
Fireball. Lightning is the one that winks in and out and flirts with Confetti when she's babysitting.

I like Honeycomb better than Surprise. And it literally has nothing to do with the fact one was sold here and the other not, because both were in the comics when I was a kid and I didn't know that one wasn't sold here until I was an adult collector. But I have just become really fond of Honeycomb over the years :/

And now a really weird and Taffeta-esque one.

I like pony backcards more than Nirvana ponies and I consider them more special, as they are less likely to be preserved than the ponies themselves.
If you gave me a choice between owning an original example of every G1 backcard made, or owning every Nirvana Pony ever made, I would take the packages. Without hesitation. And I have at least 2 carded Nirvana ponies in my collection which I bought for the card style, not because of the pony...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Eldarwen on July 23, 2017, 08:25:36 PM
I love all ponies with tinsel or glitter. You have a sparkly pony? Im going to love it!

I also love so softs. I remember when I started collecting I thought they looked kinda.. Well, not my thing. But once I got one in a lot, I instantly fell in love. SS ponies with good flocking are so adorable!

I dont really care about baby ponies. They're ok, I will keep them if they come in a lot, but I would probably never buy them. Unless we are talking about jewellery babies..  :lookround:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: KottonKandy on July 25, 2017, 04:09:04 AM
I hate Moondancer's pose, I love BBEs, and I think 90% of nirvana ponies are ugly.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Hannah66665 on July 25, 2017, 04:17:52 AM
I don't like G3 Spike... I didn't realize this was an unpopular opinion until reading about how much people liked him. XD G1 Spike for life.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lostpony on July 25, 2017, 07:34:55 AM
I have a hard enough time remembering the names of ponies i already have but the last page really made me feel like I need to study up; I didn't recognize a whole lot of things that went by and I'm going to look them all up.

G1 Spike is awesome and I especially love Spike and the Magic Shoes and really all the 2d G1 artwork....it's just so sweet and wonderful ands simple and pastel.  Like nothing else.

I almost always like the UK names better than the US names (that can't be unpopular though, Taffeta?) and at first I thought ALL nirvana ponies were ugly from the first ones I saw, but some are absolutely stunning! oh wait that's not unpopular either i don't think.  I agree Taffeta that the back-cards are wonderful....not just the stupidly sweet and/or confusing and ambiguous things written on them, but that 2d pony art is most precious.

here's a G3 one:  I just couldn't believe Minty wouldn't quit touching the giant candy cane!  I was practically falling out of my chair with angst saying stop messing with it, stop stop! so cringey and this might be my first time using the word "cringey" which has gotten suddenly popular somehow.  A word that is itself.

I love sparkle ponies and glitter (when stable) and especially the glow ponies but I don't like tinsel...it's usually messed up and it's just so ugly once it's bad.  Even when it's in good shape, it doesn't fall together with the hair and I can't seem to style it...and when I decided to cut all the tinsel out of Pony Bride, I found out how many tinsels there really are in there...took forever.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2017, 01:26:03 PM
I love all ponies with tinsel or glitter. You have a sparkly pony? Im going to love it!

I also love so softs. I remember when I started collecting I thought they looked kinda.. Well, not my thing. But once I got one in a lot, I instantly fell in love. SS ponies with good flocking are so adorable!

I dont really care about baby ponies. They're ok, I will keep them if they come in a lot, but I would probably never buy them. Unless we are talking about jewellery babies..  :lookround:

So-softs are a pretty popular set.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Eldarwen on July 25, 2017, 03:31:06 PM
So-softs are a pretty popular set.

Depends who you ask I guess, I had some serious trouble selling my so softs when I sold my collection, unlike everything else. I even got a comment on one that asked for a discount because it's an ugly pony. It was a near mint condition pony, if not mint. :lol: I think they're cute though!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2017, 05:04:25 PM
So-softs are a pretty popular set.

Depends who you ask I guess, I had some serious trouble selling my so softs when I sold my collection, unlike everything else. I even got a comment on one that asked for a discount because it's an ugly pony. It was a near mint condition pony, if not mint. :lol: I think they're cute though!
No they're pretty popular. In fact I'd say they're the one of the most popular and best known G1 sets period. Right up there with Twinkle Eyes, Big Brothers, Collector Ponies and Rainbow Ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 25, 2017, 06:07:27 PM
I think the SS ponies are what we'd say in the UK were like marmite - people love them or hate them. Though why would that buyer want to buy an ugly pony? So cheeky to ask for a discount ;) you didn't design the pony :D
I love SS ponies too. I would love to have more of them MOC but they weren't sold here so it would mean a lot more importing.

I also like sparkly and tinselly ponies. And I don't hate tinsel in pony hair which I know a lot of people do, even though it goes ratty. I hate it in Jem doll hair on Jetta, but not on ponies. Weirdly.

(Especially those ponies with tricolor tinsel like Taffeta and Twinkler <3)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Hannah66665 on July 25, 2017, 06:10:51 PM
I love tinsel in pony hair.  :lol: I can totally understand why it would frustrate people though.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 25, 2017, 06:23:30 PM
I have mixed feelings on tinsel. I think the amount added for G1 and G3 ponies (I don't have any tinsel G2s so I'm not sure on them) is perfect. But I feel like they add a little too much in G4s, leading it to look more messy when a pony has even slightly frizzy hair.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2017, 06:48:16 PM
I think G3 may have gone a bit overboard on tinsel. We've got several ponies who seems like they're more tinsel then hair. Feels all plasticky  and crunchy.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on July 25, 2017, 10:21:02 PM
I don't like G3 Spike... I didn't realize this was an unpopular opinion until reading about how much people liked him. XD G1 Spike for life.

-high fives- I don't like him, either XD

(I hate G4 Spike, too, while we're on the subject.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Eldarwen on July 26, 2017, 10:01:34 AM
I think the SS ponies are what we'd say in the UK were like marmite - people love them or hate them. Though why would that buyer want to buy an ugly pony? So cheeky to ask for a discount ;) you didn't design the pony :D

Thats exactly what I meant. :D And at least in Finland, me or my friends never even knew so soft existed. Never saw them in any stores as a kid. Only heard about them as an adult, and they looked so weird. It wasnt how ponies were supposed to look!  :lol: To be honest, I only knew about Tropical ponies, rainbow ponies and some baby ponies. Never saw any others at toy stores. I had absolutely no idea there were so many of them.

About the buyer wanting to buy an ugly pony, apparently it was the only one she was missing or something like that. I didnt really ask. :D She ended up buying it with the price I was asking anyway.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on July 26, 2017, 03:10:56 PM
*gets ready to doge fakies*

I liked the episode where Twilight became a princess. It reminded me of a Broadway musical with all the songs.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on July 26, 2017, 04:08:44 PM
*gets ready to doge fakies*

I liked the episode where Twilight became a princess. It reminded me of a Broadway musical with all the songs.


Ponyfan

I actually agree with you.  I didn't really care whether or not she became a princess but there are a lot of great songs. :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 26, 2017, 04:18:00 PM
*gets ready to doge fakies*

I liked the episode where Twilight became a princess. It reminded me of a Broadway musical with all the songs.


Ponyfan

I agree, I really like FiM's music, so having a musical episode was very fun. Same goes for the one where the CMC got their marks.

Plus Twilight is my favorite, so it was really neat seeing her achieve something like becoming a princess.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 26, 2017, 04:42:54 PM
*gets ready to doge fakies*

I liked the episode where Twilight became a princess. It reminded me of a Broadway musical with all the songs.


Ponyfan

Agreed with you. Sorry pony fan, no fakies today.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on July 26, 2017, 07:16:49 PM
I don't think it's an unpopular opinion to like magical mystery cure. People loved to hate on it in the beginning, but now that Twilight has been a princess for the majority of seasons, people don't really care anymore :P

My unpopular opinion is that I don't like TEs at all. I can't shake the feeling that their eyes just lack pupils!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on July 26, 2017, 10:19:56 PM
I find BBE ponies absolutely adorable , I like that creepy doll eye look to them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on July 27, 2017, 11:40:43 AM
I don't think it's an unpopular opinion to like magical mystery cure. People loved to hate on it in the beginning, but now that Twilight has been a princess for the majority of seasons, people don't really care anymore :P
It was definitely an unpopular opinion in the beginning, like you said, especially in the brony fandom.  If this counts, I still have a sort of unpopular opinion on it, because I was one of the few people who were sold on Princess Twilight Sparkle the second it happened (in hindsight, it's kind of strange that people hated it for the reasons they did, in my opinion).

Here's a couple of mine about the same thing (I think I'm in the minority with these opinions); I like the art-style for the new movie, and I honestly can't see that much difference between it an the normal G4 art-style at all (to me it just looks like they chose something different enough for the movie, but mostly the same so it's still familiar).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on July 27, 2017, 12:30:55 PM
*gets ready to doge fakies*

I liked the episode where Twilight became a princess. It reminded me of a Broadway musical with all the songs.

I liked it, too. I'm also very ok with Twilight being an alicorn. At first I was rolling my eyes at it but now it all makes sense to me. Especially with Celestia taking on more than one student. Also I think Twilight's name and color works really well with Celestia's and Luna's.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 27, 2017, 04:12:59 PM
The more I read threads on the site I'm starting to see that another one of my opinions in unpopular: I really like the G4.5/G4 reboot ponies.

I was mixed on them at first when I just had the single Twilight, I had gotten her not just because she is my favorite FiM character but also because she has a closed mouth, but after getting the single Pinkie Pie and Rarity, both of which have open mouths, I love the open mouthed ones too. Pinkie Pie especially. Her pose and facial expression just scream "Pinkie Pie" to me, they did a great job at applying her personality to this toy. Pinkie Pie is probably my favorite of the 3 G4.5s I currently own.

Beyond that, I really appreciate that we've got more poses now. G4s are cute but the lack of poses was something that I wasn't a huge fan of. We still have some G4.5s with basic standing poses, but we have more beyond that which feels very refreshing.

I went from being mixed on G4.5s to absolutely loving them and I'm very excited to get more as time goes on!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 30, 2017, 09:17:51 AM
This is more of a childhood opinion, but I'm still posting it. :P When I was a child and watched the show, I was always annoyed that there always HAD to be some villain. Something dramatic always HAD to happen. I just wanted to be in Ponyland, I just wanted to watch ponies being ponies! Why must some stupid villain always show up and ruin everything? :sneaky:

I guess I wasn't very adventurous. XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2017, 06:14:30 PM
This is more of a childhood opinion, but I'm still posting it. :P When I was a child and watched the show, I was always annoyed that there always HAD to be some villain. Something dramatic always HAD to happen. I just wanted to be in Ponyland, I just wanted to watch ponies being ponies! Why must some stupid villain always show up and ruin everything? :sneaky:

I guess I wasn't very adventurous. XD

I relate to this! Not especially with ponies but with a lot of things. I like character moments that bring out the nuances between characters in things, rather than big all power action finales...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on July 30, 2017, 08:38:42 PM
Glad to hear I'm not alone in this! :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 30, 2017, 08:49:12 PM
Watching the G1 movies and TV show have been a fantastic treat. Didn't watch any of them when I was a kid and only had the G1 ponies. So that did affect how I viewed their personalities. A Very Minty Christmas is so quirky I love it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 31, 2017, 02:44:36 AM
I don't understand why everyone is so enamored with A Very Minty Christmas (or any G3 cartoon for that matter).  I thought all the G3 cartoons were terrible.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on July 31, 2017, 01:39:02 PM
I don't understand why everyone is so enamored with A Very Minty Christmas (or any G3 cartoon for that matter).  I thought all the G3 cartoons were terrible.
Personally, I'd say you just have to come at them with the right mindset. They're not fantastic high-budget theatrical releases, but they're cute and charming. Not everyone has to like them, but it helps if you don't take them too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2017, 04:18:08 PM
I don't remember the plot or anything from any G3 animation although I saw a few, but I must say I adore the song from the Minty Christmas special.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2017, 06:09:26 PM
I think official Hasbro plushies of most gens are almost always horrible looking. G3 had the only decent looking ones. DD had a G3 baby Pinkie Pie plushie and G4 Trixie Lulamoon plush and the g4 one looked like it was below dollar store quality.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 31, 2017, 06:25:04 PM
I think official Hasbro plushies of most gens are almost always horrible looking. G3 had the only decent looking ones. DD had a G3 baby Pinkie Pie plushie and G4 Trixie Lulamoon plush and the g4 one looked like it was below dollar store quality.
I agree for g4.And even outside of hasbro, the only correct ones you can find in stores are probably the aurora ones (totally not biaised because my first pony was my dear Fluttershy from aurora).That's why i prefer the chinese bootleg ones tbh, more show accurate and larger choice of characters.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on July 31, 2017, 06:32:50 PM
I don't like the ribbon hair on the plushies.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2017, 06:35:09 PM
I don't like the ribbon hair on the plushies.

Ponyfan

Me either
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 31, 2017, 06:37:10 PM
I don't like the ribbon hair on the plushies.

Ponyfan

Me either
Is that an unpopular opinion? i always thought it was ugly.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2017, 06:46:12 PM
I am a believer in your toy, do whatcha want, but it makes me twitchy to see people customizing rare, expensive ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 31, 2017, 07:04:54 PM
I am a believer in your toy, do whatcha want, but it makes me twitchy to see people customizing rare, expensive ponies.

Is this unpopular? But yes I agree. All it does it make them even more rare and expensive. If someone wants to customize for the pose just buy a much cheaper pony with the same pose (preferably a bait, and in cases of rare ponies who are bait, restore them don't customize).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2017, 09:04:19 PM
I am a believer in your toy, do whatcha want, but it makes me twitchy to see people customizing rare, expensive ponies.

I agree. Actually it makes me twitchy to see people customising good condition G1 ponies. But you can always choose not to sell to those people, because just like they can do what they like with a pony when they receive it, you can do what you like with it when you sell it, including choosing who to sell it to. ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2017, 10:44:01 PM
I am a believer in your toy, do whatcha want, but it makes me twitchy to see people customizing rare, expensive ponies.

Is this unpopular? But yes I agree. All it does it make them even more rare and expensive. If someone wants to customize for the pose just buy a much cheaper pony with the same pose (preferably a bait, and in cases of rare ponies who are bait, restore them don't customize).

I don't know if it's considered unpopular per say, I usually try not to say anything for fear of coming across rude and bossy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BlackCurtains on August 01, 2017, 12:12:38 AM
My collection is not the community's collection.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 01, 2017, 01:33:50 AM
My collection is not the community's collection.

Umm okay? Care to elaborate?  I'm a little slow on the uptake today.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Hannah66665 on August 01, 2017, 08:00:19 AM
My collection is not the community's collection.

Umm okay? Care to elaborate?  I'm a little slow on the uptake today.

My guess is that this is regarding the fact that many people will judge collectors for what they choose to do with their own ponies... it's a huge can of worms I don't want to open myself, but if I interpreted their post correctly, I fully agree.
That said, I would be pretty sad (and confused) if someone were to say... throw their ponies into a bonfire but I understand that it's their decision. XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 01, 2017, 08:51:40 AM
I don't like the drink n wet ponies.

Brush n grow ponies I don't like the gimmick (I want a video to show how you remove the gimmick to make the pony normal).

I hate when people put ponies on eBay.uk for ridiculous amount of money (saying HTF on common ponies)

I don't like Rainbowdash, I hate her. Is it bad that I laughed so hard when her pet turtle had to go into a long sleep (I don't think we ever see it anymore in FIM).

I only hate Applejack in the episode where she sings Stop the Bats (she and the others ganged up on Fluttershy).

I hate that they only do toys of the mane six and not the other characters.

I want FIM to be more darker.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on August 01, 2017, 10:15:24 AM
(I don't think we ever see it anymore in FIM).

The tortoise came back in season 7 when Pinkie wanted to pass it off as a special rock for Maude.

Would have been funnier if it really never came back again and RD would see a shooting star and go "aww I hope Tank is happy in his HIBERNATION" :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on August 01, 2017, 11:50:49 AM
@bright rabbit, I have a feeling a lot of those opinions might be more popular than you think xD I too hate the jacked up prices on "htf" G1 ponies on ebay :/

I don't know which is the more unpopular opinion, the community vs the personal property argument. I think both points of view are strongly held so are both popular but are also both very unpopular with the other group of thought (if that makes sense).

I am very much on the community side, because as a historian I believe in preserving the past for the future, but rather than making this a debate about those things, I'll add on what I said before.

Respect goes both ways in this debate. I see often buyers reiterating the fact they can do as they like with something they have bought, but I have also seen abuse flung at sellers who choose not to sell to someone who wants to customise or decard an item. The seller owns the item up to the point they agree to sell it. They are entitled to choose what happens to it, including who to sell it to. That does not make them a bad seller. We respect sellers choosing where they ship to, what currency they accept, what payment methods they are willing to use. I don't really understand why this is different. It shouldn't be. Obviously, on ebay, you sell to whoever bids, but in a private community the seller and buyer relationship is different and more personal.

 If the buyer has the right to do as they like, which they do, the seller does likewise. Respect should be due to both parties. That's a community spirited element that I think can apply to both sides of the thought process - community vs personal property applies in both cases, because seriously, transactions have to be about both people being happy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 01, 2017, 11:51:58 AM
Tank (that's the tortoise's name) came back even earlier, in the same season as his hibernation, making an (in my opinion) already pointless episode even more pointless.  It was such a poorly done metaphor, that Rainbow Dash just looked like an immature child who's favorite toy had been taken away (and this is coming from someone who loves G4 Rainbow Dash).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 01, 2017, 01:44:04 PM
I hate ridiculously priced ponies too. That's pretty popular from a buyer's perspective. :snicker:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 07, 2017, 11:26:44 AM
I don't mind the fact that most of the places in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic have names based on real places.  I understand the desire to have more imaginative fantasy names, but for some reason the way they name places in FiM has never bothered me, and actually doesn't prevent me from viewing Equestria as a fantasy place at all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 07, 2017, 04:01:04 PM
Eh, for me it's not the real life name that's the problem. It's the fact that everything in this show is a stupid horse pun shoved in your face, like their ridiculous language.

Besides and here is my unpopular opinion, it's not like MLP n Friends had creative, fantasy sounding names with the exception of Tambelon.

Crystal Desert, Volcano of Gloom, Pony Land, Flutter Valley, The Mushromp, Muensterville. C'mon! How generic can you get?

I honestly don't remember if the place the Tales ponies lived ever had a name.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: brightberry on August 07, 2017, 08:35:53 PM
I loved every episode of FIM up to and including the wedding episode.  After that, it's been more miss than hit and I'm actually not too sad about it.  I have my DVDs of the first two seasons and I'm ok with it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 07, 2017, 08:55:43 PM
I've been the same really, barring "Putting Your Hoof Down" which was once the lowest the show could sink, in my opinion.  Anything after season two can go either way, though season three ended up looking better in my opinion, compared to what was to come - it really needed more episodes for me to give it a full opinion.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on August 07, 2017, 10:00:08 PM
I've been the same really, barring "Putting Your Hoof Down" which was once the lowest the show could sink, in my opinion.  Anything after season two can go either way, though season three ended up looking better in my opinion, compared to what was to come - it really needed more episodes for me to give it a full opinion.
I don't know,Dragon Quest was pretty bad too (and the fact that it's a worse version of Spike's Search doesn't help either).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on August 07, 2017, 10:02:11 PM
Eh, for me it's not the real life name that's the problem. It's the fact that everything in this show is a stupid horse pun shoved in your face, like their ridiculous language.

Besides and here is my unpopular opinion, it's not like MLP n Friends had creative, fantasy sounding names with the exception of Tambelon.

Crystal Desert, Volcano of Gloom, Pony Land, Flutter Valley, The Mushromp, Muensterville. C'mon! How generic can you get?


Ditto on the ridiculous language. Everypony. No thank you. It's almost as annoying as some of the MH puns, or Draculaura constantly abbreviating words that only sound cool abbreviated if you happen to be seven.

...In terms of place names, I remember in the comic we had the Whispering Wood, the Weird Wood, Rainbow Mountain, Misty Mountain...a lot of different places and I would love to have once had a map of ponyland showing where all these things were in relation to one another. I don't have a problem with pony place names, not even Equestria as a name. But the language, definitely. I'm glad G1 didn't do it.

I dunno if this is unpopular or not, but I think FIM needs to stop recycling names, concepts, anything from old MLP and genuinely go it alone. I get that it's a nod to the past, but I am really not comfortable with it, I think that FIM should be FIM and G1, G1, and they can and should be entirely original without needing to constantly dip into the past pot of inspiration.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 07, 2017, 11:50:41 PM
I'm sure 7 year olds roll their eyes at it Taffeta. :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on August 08, 2017, 11:23:51 AM
I think season 1 and 2 of FiM are both overrated. People are all too quick to remember the good episodes, and forget that there's as many dumb ones as in newer seasons. I guess it's because people will only rewatch good episodes, reinforcing the positive impression and ignoring the negative.
It's a bit like when people say Sonic Adventure 2 is the best game ever, but only the Sonic parts which is, like, a sixth of the game. People remember it as a good game because they've forgotten the majority of it.
Or something ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 08, 2017, 01:50:21 PM
The thing is with me when it comes to season one and season two - the only bad episode for me, in that I actually ask "What were they thinking?!" is "Putting Your Hoof Down".  The other lesser episodes in those two seasons, based on my own personal opinion, were just below-par.  "A Bird in the Hoof" was simply unremarkable to me.  "Over a Barrel" only let itself down by being too childish in the context of what the show had already established for itself, as far as I was concerned (a potential death from pies?!) - I didn't even notice the controversial side to it.  Finally, "MMMystery on the Friendship Express" basically foreshadowed what I personally felt was Pinkie Pie's bad-patch in Season 3, the scenes where they show close-ups of how the bakers had food on them somewhere seemed out of place to me.

Ultimately, I don't hate those episodes, like I do "Putting Your Hoof Down", but I love the other episodes a lot more, which includes "Dragon Quest" (barring the opening - I also haven't seen "Spike's Search" yet) and, since most people seem to hate it, "The Mysterious Mare Do Well".
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on August 08, 2017, 04:46:33 PM
I think season 1 and 2 of FiM are both overrated. People are all too quick to remember the good episodes, and forget that there's as many dumb ones as in newer seasons.

I agree. Also how people make the cut right after the end of S2 is suspicious. That's when Lauren Faust wasn't consulting anymore.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 08, 2017, 07:52:47 PM
That depends on whether they were produced in order though, if they were, then fair enough, but I'm sure that some of "A Canterlot Wedding" was done under Lauren Faust's run or at least the planning of it was (she was one of the people who created Princess Cadance and Queen Chrysalis - though she was not around to be consulted about Cadance being changed to an alicorn, so I know was not in control of everything), and I know that it was during season two that she left (season 3 was the first season without her involvement at all), but a lot of the episodes still have what the later episodes seem to lack (I don't know if they lack this because Lauren left, or something else happened).

The point I'm trying to make, is that even in a show that works well in order, the episodes aren't necessarily written or planned out in order - you might write an episode that you know is going to come later, but if you have the idea now, you at least plan the episode.  Who knows, some of the season two episodes may have been written during or even before season one.

Also, to clarify - I am not one of the people who think the show died after she left (the fact that I acknowledge that some of the episodes of season two were done without her, and actually feel that season three managed to hold it together in places confirms this), but I do think that it lost something.  I still like it, but it simply doesn't feel like the same show at times - I don't know if it's because of Lauren going or a combination of things.  It can do and had done good without her, but it needs to make more effort in my opinion, and not completely forget what she'd established, and remember where it came from, before even Lauren was involved (though I personally think she, and the others at the time, did very well in capturing the previous My Little Pony cartoons, regardless of whether they meant to).

EDIT: Oh, that went a bit deep at the end there.  Sorry, I realise this isn't meant to be a debate thread - I just didn't want people to think I was one of those bronies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2017, 09:28:28 PM
I may have expressed this before, even in this thread, but having just had to groom one, I feel the need to express it again.

I hate Sundae Best ponies. Their scents make me sick. And now my fingers smell of Butter Kiss.

I need to sell her before she drives me nuts. Sigh.

Mine are kept closeted away in the cupboard where they cannot pollute the room, but I genuinely think that a Sundae Best outside of quarantine conditions are potentially lethal weapons which, if deployed strategically, could make the most resolute opponent surrender and beg for mercy.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 09, 2017, 05:25:26 AM
Am so far behind in the seasons that I don't mind sitting through the episodes good or bad.
Hated the Equesteria girls when the first debuted but they've grown on me. The soundtracks aren't that bad and a few of the songs are catchy. :listen:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: brightberry on August 09, 2017, 06:58:27 PM
I think season 1 and 2 of FiM are both overrated. People are all too quick to remember the good episodes, and forget that there's as many dumb ones as in newer seasons.

I agree. Also how people make the cut right after the end of S2 is suspicious. That's when Lauren Faust wasn't consulting anymore.
I don't care for the show or Lauren Faust that much. :)  I didn't know anything about her until after the show came out, I got around to watching an episode and found out about her on this forum.   Midnight Castle and Escape from Catrina are still my very favorite MLP cartoons and those are the ones that matter most to me.  I do love the Pony Wedding episode and  the episodes before it.  But as the show went on, I lost my enthusiasm.  For me, the excitement of the characters meeting each other and creating a dynamic together was the interesting part.  The Chrystal Empire just didn't click for me and that's where it eventually lost me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 13, 2017, 08:31:03 PM
A couple more of my unpopular opinions;

I enjoyed "Slice of Life" - I didn't find that the brony references stopped it being a good episode (partly, I admit because it focused mostly on the things that mean something to me in some way), and also think that the brony stuff can easily be ignored in that episode.

I actually think that Capper fits in with My Little Pony (people have been saying he doesn't) - in fact, he seems to be the one who fits in with the show the most out of the movie characters to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on August 13, 2017, 09:48:08 PM
I liked "Slice of Life", too.

Well, except Octavia's voice. Worst excuse for an English accent I've ever heard, and I've heard a loooot of bad English accents -_-
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: FlickaFriend on August 14, 2017, 10:45:53 AM
I love all ponies with tinsel or glitter. You have a sparkly pony? Im going to love it!

I also love so softs. I remember when I started collecting I thought they looked kinda.. Well, not my thing. But once I got one in a lot, I instantly fell in love. SS ponies with good flocking are so adorable!

I dont really care about baby ponies. They're ok, I will keep them if they come in a lot, but I would probably never buy them. Unless we are talking about jewellery babies..  :lookround:

I am completely new to collecting and to the forum so not sure I have the right to comment, but....

I don't really like baby ponies either.  I think partly it's because in my head the "adult" ponies are really just older children, so I can't conceptualise them as "mummy ponies" having to look after babies.  I also think the "adults" are just way cuter than the babies, it's as though the baby ponies are trying too hard to be cute or something. Edited to add: oh yeah, I also just thought of another thing which is that they are nothing like actual baby ponies i.e. foals who have long wobbley legs and are the opposite of the dumpy MLP babies who look more like piglets than ponies.

I also don't like sea ponies. At all.  To me they look like they are deformed.  I am amazed at the prices they can command.

However, not particularly unpopular but contentious I guess: I adore the G1 Collector's Pose and I was very surprised to see the number of people on here who don't like it. I think it's adorable!  This is probably helped a lot by nostalgia as I am old enough to remember the first 6 ponies coming out in the UK in collector's pose.

Interesting thread!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2017, 11:21:18 AM
I liked "Slice of Life", too.

Well, except Octavia's voice. Worst excuse for an English accent I've ever heard, and I've heard a loooot of bad English accents -_-

Don't get me started on bad English accents in things.
Whenever I watch Jem, the only one who has a reasonable voice is Jetta, because her voice artist is more or less English and Christy Marx insisted on her having a proper speaker for the role, but some of the others are awful. I didn't know Octavia was meant to be 'English' but if it's that bad, I would probably hate her on sight ;)

@Flickafriend: Sea Ponies grow on you :) but their popularity now is relative recent. When I first began online 20 years ago nobody was really interested in them and you could pick them up super cheap, even still mint on card. They've grown in popularity over the years. It's really interesting what things are and aren't popular over time and which ponies retain their popularity.

<--getting old ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on August 14, 2017, 12:06:53 PM
Luna's future is one of the most boring song of FiM, trying to be epic but failed miserably.Now half of the brony fandom probably wants to kill me because they worship Luna.By the way, i think Luna is way too overrated.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on August 14, 2017, 01:07:48 PM
I liked "Slice of Life", too.

Well, except Octavia's voice. Worst excuse for an English accent I've ever heard, and I've heard a loooot of bad English accents -_-

Don't get me started on bad English accents in things.
Whenever I watch Jem, the only one who has a reasonable voice is Jetta, because her voice artist is more or less English and Christy Marx insisted on her having a proper speaker for the role, but some of the others are awful. I didn't know Octavia was meant to be 'English' but if it's that bad, I would probably hate her on sight ;)

ugh yessss. Bad English accents drive me up the wall, too..

Honestly, I wasn't a fan of the idea of Octavia being 'English' to begin with, since I've never liked the "fancy upperclass character = English accent" cliche anyway, but they could have at least given her a halfway decent accent -_-
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2017, 01:22:00 PM
If you have a chance and want your ears to burn,  look up Sean Harrison from Jem as it competes with Dick Van Dyke for awfulness.

I guess the unpopular opinion here is that no English characters should be attempted as it ends up pretty offensive;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on August 14, 2017, 01:53:34 PM
I might as well confess to finding Octavia Melody's voice to be beautiful.  I don't mind if it was supposed to be English or not, I think it suited her personally.   ^.^

It was pretty much how I imagined her voice anyway, I think.  I'll admit that I saw one brony-made video that gave her a sophisticated accent, which may have fuelled that headcanon of mine, but I think it was easy enough for me to reach, since she looks like a fancy pony to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on August 14, 2017, 02:19:21 PM
I really dislike G4 Pinkie Pie because she is everywhere in toy form and her voice is just so grating to me, but I think she became a much better character in the show once they introduced her sister Maude and as a result of that is better written in the later episodes.

Just to add to me previously saying that I don't think FiM season 1-4 is so great. And that reminds me that the first two seasons gave me my two most disliked Pinkie episodes. I still feel bad for the donkey :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: brightberry on August 21, 2017, 09:32:08 PM
I thought all the ponies having different accents was kind of weird, especially when they live together.  Where are you from, Truly?  How far do ponies travel?  How big is ponyland??  In my head, I always felt G1 ponyland was a relatively small group of ponies with some wandering around in the wilderness.

I also disliked that the boy ponies suddenly returned and yet no one ever mentioned or missed them before.  Total destruction of a "head canon" I suppose. lol.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on August 21, 2017, 10:29:04 PM
Luna's future is one of the most boring song of FiM, trying to be epic but failed miserably.Now half of the brony fandom probably wants to kill me because they worship Luna.By the way, i think Luna is way too overrated.
omg me too i prefer celestia anyway

Post Merge: August 21, 2017, 10:32:48 PM

I hate ridiculously priced ponies too. That's pretty popular from a buyer's perspective. :snicker:
i have seen sunade best ponies going up to 30 dollars like honestly

Post Merge: August 21, 2017, 10:39:11 PM

I don't like G3 Spike... I didn't realize this was an unpopular opinion until reading about how much people liked him. XD G1 Spike for life.
my biggest problem is his voice
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on August 21, 2017, 10:43:55 PM
I thought all the ponies having different accents was kind of weird, especially when they live together.  Where are you from, Truly?  How far do ponies travel?  How big is ponyland??  In my head, I always felt G1 ponyland was a relatively small group of ponies with some wandering around in the wilderness.

I also disliked that the boy ponies suddenly returned and yet no one ever mentioned or missed them before.  Total destruction of a "head canon" I suppose. lol.



Haha, good point about Truly! I never thought about that before.

With the Big Brothers suddenly appearing in Somnambula, I remember wondering about that as a child. Where had they been all that time? Where did they go once that episode was over?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on August 21, 2017, 10:46:10 PM
So I am unsure which bits of this are unpopular opinions, but this statement of Faust's (I'm copying from Wiki, if it's misquoted or misattributed then that's my disclaimer) about the original MLP animation being "endless tea parties, giggled over nothing and defeated villains by either sharing with them or crying".

So the reason I have issues with this, aside the obvious fact anyone who's ever seen Rescue at Midnight Castle, Tambelon, Bright Lights, Somnambula, Revolt of Paradise Estate etc knows it's rubbish, is that in my opinion, that statement perfectly sums up FIM.

I am not even that big a fan of the old animated series. But I have become much more sympathetic to it since that, because as far as I'm concerned, Faust basically created a series that was everything she hated about G1 animation. And most of those reasons, especially the obsessive need to befriend everything, is why I couldn't ever get into FIM.

I don't remember a compulsive need for the old ponies to befriend every villain they met. I do remember North Star ringing a bell to consign one of them to a world of darkness though...

Given the size of the FIM fandom, it's clearly an unpopular opinion, so I am putting it here :D
like honestly i prefer teaparty and befriending villans then action and adventure like whats so wrong with teaparties
and lauren needs to pick a side does she love g1 or not

Post Merge: August 21, 2017, 10:51:30 PM

Animation wise-G3.5 and G4 look alot alike, so people who hate one and praise the other, have a lot of nerve.
omg finaly someone said it

Post Merge: August 21, 2017, 11:07:20 PM

I love the BBE babies. Moreso than the regular g1 babies.

I think super mint condition collections are boring. I prefer my ponies to be a little beat up, have some history and character!

That thick chunky coloured tinsel they used for the Butterfly Island g3s was really pretty.

I do like Mimic (green and parrots!!! my faves!!) but if anyone from that set deserves that amount of attention, it's Bright Eyes.

I prefer the g4.5 reboot ponies over the older g4s. By comparison, the older ones look droopy and dull and the reboot set look a little closer to what ponies should look like, imo.

I can't wait for g5 to pop up and flush out the last of the people latching onto the brony label and g4's popularity. I was still very much a child when the brony phenomenon started and was extremely hurt by feeling chased out of the community I grew up in because I was now seemingly in the minority and in the wrong for being a kid who liked kids toys. The last of my childhood was taken away from me for the comfort of adult men in a space that didn't belong to them and I can't wait for them to get a taste of their own medicine when g5 rolls around and children take up the majority of mlp fans again.
omg i thought i was the only one its so annoying how they got 3 different documentarys and we havent got one
because im exausted from the shoutouts they get but we dont get much
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2017, 03:55:38 PM
I might as well confess to finding Octavia Melody's voice to be beautiful.  I don't mind if it was supposed to be English or not, I think it suited her personally.   ^.^


I don't mind ponies with different accents, it suggests different regions of Ponyland. But I consider fake English accents culturally offensive and that's another matter. So if an American cartoon does several regional US accents, like Truly's, that's not an issue. And if they get a voice artist from a country to do a specific accent, that's fine. But I hate when (usually) US TV shows think it's ok to fake an accent. And I can only imagine what Scottish people feel about that character from Ice Cream Wars...even though I sort of understand why he was Scottish.

Going on the subject of documentaries, G1 MLP has been featured on TV, in magazines and on radio before but not to the extent of the Bronies. Particularly in the UK for a spell. I think it was an I love Toys special that had Reaperfox interviewed on it, and there have been a few UK magazine articles too. I was interviewed on Welsh radio once but that was so long ago now...I don't think that there's been no attention, but somehow (maybe this is an unpopular opinion?) I think that it's better the tacky media attention is focused on the brony community? Modern day media looks for sensationalism and encourages trolling. I wouldn't want my collection or collectable out there in that mess...it doesn't matter to me whether everyone knows about ponies or whether they don't. I've been doing this far too long to care ;)

Perhaps I'm old-fashioned but I would also rather have five new ponypeople come into the community in a year (of any generation fandom) because of love of the toy/series/concept rather than 500 come in on the back of a fad wave everyone is talking about. I still hope that when the fad wave is over, the bronies that are left will become part of the same community as the rest of us, and we'll all just get on with it quietly, but maybe that's naive.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 24, 2017, 06:05:28 PM
I don't mind the different accents either. Although Truly's does grate on my nerves. She sounds like she's trying too hard to do several different southern accents at once. But then again, I never liked her anyway. I don't like G4 AJ's accent either. She also sounds like she's trying too hard, although at least hers is more consistent.

I don't mind Baby Quackers quacking or Thistle Whistle's whistling.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on August 24, 2017, 06:31:07 PM


Going on the subject of documentaries, G1 MLP has been featured on TV, in magazines and on radio before but not to the extent of the Bronies. Particularly in the UK for a spell. I think it was an I love Toys special that had Reaperfox interviewed on it, and there have been a few UK magazine articles too. I was interviewed on Welsh radio once but that was so long ago now...I don't think that there's been no attention, but somehow (maybe this is an unpopular opinion?) I think that it's better the tacky media attention is focused on the brony community? Modern day media looks for sensationalism and encourages trolling. I wouldn't want my collection or collectable out there in that mess...it doesn't matter to me whether everyone knows about ponies or whether they don't. I've been doing this far too long to care ;)
but i hope they do a documentary for every pony varyation in g1
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: alaskaallie on September 02, 2017, 12:28:22 PM
I have... no interest in any of the TV shows, it's all about the toys for me! As a result, I really can't stand the whole thing around G4. The toys are soooo boooooringgg like how do they get away with just reproducing the same pony except, oh the packaging is different and now they have a little stamp by their eye.... I was so excited when I found out there was going to be another gen of pony toys and I tried to like them but they don't even look like horses  :(

I was (still am a bit) really a horse girl so was not a fan of 3.5 and 4 because they hardly read as horses anymore with their big round heads and noodle legs. At least G 3.5 had joints in their legs and those cute playsets for the minis. With G4 they are just too small to do anything interesting with anyway and even the poses are limited with their bizarre heads, the colors are meh and they just seem so cheap...

not an uncommon opinion, but I have been unpleasantly surprised by some of the nastiness from the current generation- there was no equivalent to this "brony culture" in fans of previous generations.  Really puts me off the whole thing. But yay for the people who do like G4 toys- it is fun to collect something that's currently in stores!  :biggrin:

Post Merge: September 02, 2017, 12:31:50 PM


Perhaps I'm old-fashioned but I would also rather have five new ponypeople come into the community in a year (of any generation fandom) because of love of the toy/series/concept rather than 500 come in on the back of a fad wave everyone is talking about. I still hope that when the fad wave is over, the bronies that are left will become part of the same community as the rest of us, and we'll all just get on with it quietly, but maybe that's naive.

I absolutely agree! The whole thing is strange to me. We can hope it will go something like that.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on September 02, 2017, 07:01:52 PM
I'm not a big fan of Twinkle eye ponies as toys even though I know they are really popular. I like their animated and comic counterparts. though. I also love the story of how Applejack found and freed the twinkle eye ponies.  :) 

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on September 02, 2017, 07:48:37 PM
firefly is so overated and grey and yellow horse is just an unfunny mean joke
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 02, 2017, 08:43:11 PM
firefly is so overated and grey and yellow horse is just an unfunny mean joke

Gray and yellow horse?

Yes I think Firefly is a bit overrated. I don't like the pose she's in and her symbol doesn't match up to her name. Nice singing voice though.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on September 02, 2017, 08:45:17 PM
firefly is so overated and grey and yellow horse is just an unfunny mean joke

Gray and yellow horse?

Ditzy/Muffins, I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 02, 2017, 08:57:02 PM
I like the G3 Tiny Tins. I don't know if that's unpopular or not, but they are HTF so I'm guessing they didn't sell that well?

I only have Sew-and-So without her Tin. I'd really like Bumblesweet, she's my fav of the set(s).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 02, 2017, 09:14:32 PM
I like the G3 Tiny Tins. I don't know if that's unpopular or not, but they are HTF so I'm guessing they didn't sell that well?

I only have Sew-and-So without her Tin. I'd really like Bumblesweet, she's my fav of the set(s).

I didn't know about these before! They look very cute!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on September 02, 2017, 10:08:15 PM
I like the Tiny Tins too! Just had a proper look at their article on the wiki - I didn't know they had movable heads, that's so cool!! I wouldn't mind one or two :) I like misc merch like that.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 02, 2017, 10:30:20 PM
I like the G3 Tiny Tins. I don't know if that's unpopular or not, but they are HTF so I'm guessing they didn't sell that well?

I only have Sew-and-So without her Tin. I'd really like Bumblesweet, she's my fav of the set(s).

The Tiny Tins are adorable! I'd love to have some.

Post Merge: September 02, 2017, 10:30:46 PM

firefly is so overated and grey and yellow horse is just an unfunny mean joke

Gray and yellow horse?

Ditzy/Muffins, I'm guessing.

Oh.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on September 02, 2017, 10:40:27 PM
firefly is so overated and grey and yellow horse is just an unfunny mean joke

Gray and yellow horse?

Ditzy/Muffins, I'm guessing.
yeah cus its mostly the voice and her clumsyness is a joke that seems like it would be on south park instead of a show teaching kids about love
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Lady Frostbite on September 03, 2017, 08:15:39 AM
I might as well confess to finding Octavia Melody's voice to be beautiful.  I don't mind if it was supposed to be English or not, I think it suited her personally.   ^.^


I don't mind ponies with different accents, it suggests different regions of Ponyland. But I consider fake English accents culturally offensive and that's another matter. So if an American cartoon does several regional US accents, like Truly's, that's not an issue. And if they get a voice artist from a country to do a specific accent, that's fine. But I hate when (usually) US TV shows think it's ok to fake an accent. And I can only imagine what Scottish people feel about that character from Ice Cream Wars...even though I sort of understand why he was Scottish.

Bad Scottish accents rub me up the wrong way something fierce and borderline political. It goes back to the time period where being Scottish was something almost shameful (think Renton's quote in Trainspotting), and this twee shortbread tin image of Scotland perpetuated by UK media made it even worse. Scottish pride is on the rise, and we are noticing how horrible fake accents are and how it's picked up by other characters. Hell, on Emmerdale I believe ome Scottish character had her accent/the fact she was Scottish mocked by another character (I think the spat was over a man) and was headbutted in the face for her troubles XD

It's either hideously, offensively fake, or when they get someone ACTUALLY Scottish, they pick a voice that's annoying who telegraphs the accent. An obvious accent works in Scottish comedy - think Chewin' the Fat that had very broad Glaswegian accents in a lot of scenes for comedic effect or to make a character authentic - but not so much in serious dramas about petticoats and honour.

Decades of exposure to that 'tea and crumpets God save the Queen pip pip' 'British' garbage as made me very short-tempered when it comes to 'English' accents in media. I honestly get shocked if I hear an English regional accent that isn't that London-tourist trash. Give me a Dave Lister-Liverpool or a Not-the-curtains-lad! Yorkshire accent any day!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on September 03, 2017, 10:16:13 AM
I might as well confess that I dislike the Apples' accents.
English is not my native language but even I can hear that they are really forced. I spent time abroad and I heard a lot of Southern US accents. Some of which I almost couldn't understand.
But nothing was like that annoying twang Applebloom has. The entire "the Apples are hicks" thing is weird to me.

I guess that's just because I'm not from the US and I don't understand all your stereotypes. But in my country farming is not something associated with Texans or cowboys, so I actually enjoy that our dub doesn't have an accent. She just talks ponified country-isms.
A lot of German fans hate that she doesn't have an American accent but that would sound so forced and dumb here. I don't know... I don't need it. She's just a farmer with a cowboy hat.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on September 03, 2017, 09:37:07 PM
I might as well confess that I dislike the Apples' accents.
English is not my native language but even I can hear that they are really forced. I spent time abroad and I heard a lot of Southern US accents. Some of which I almost couldn't understand.
But nothing was like that annoying twang Applebloom has. The entire "the Apples are hicks" thing is weird to me.

I guess that's just because I'm not from the US and I don't understand all your stereotypes. But in my country farming is not something associated with Texans or cowboys, so I actually enjoy that our dub doesn't have an accent. She just talks ponified country-isms.
A lot of German fans hate that she doesn't have an American accent but that would sound so forced and dumb here. I don't know... I don't need it. She's just a farmer with a cowboy hat.

As a Texan, thought I'd just put in my two rambling cents here.  Technically, cowboys aren't associated with farming here either.  That's ranching which is very different from farming and historicaly ranchers and farmers didn't always get along.  We *are* known for cotton.  But definitely not apples as most apple trees require a longer and colder winter than we typically get down here.  (We do love our peaches and our pecans, though (pronounced pe-CAHN, thank you very much :P ))

But anyway, the general stereotype is that a "Texas" accent is shorthand for "country" or "unsophisticated " or, as you said, a "hick".  Though, we aren't the only ones, pretty much any Southern state with a distinct accent gets the same treatment.  We're just the most widely known with a conveniently identifiable accessory (the hat.)

So does the Apples admittedly bad accent bother me?  Not really.  True, it is a bad accent.  But the Apples aren't generally portrayed in a negative light.  In fact, they personify several things we Texans take a lot of pride in : Hard work, common sense and family.

Here ends my rambling. :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on September 03, 2017, 10:20:24 PM
Why the hate against Rapunzel? *Cuddles Punzie* "There, there...they don't mean it like that".

1. I don't like Twinkle eye Ponies. Except Quackers and Masquerade.

2. I didn't like the final result of the "Let's make a Pony" thread. (Possibly because she was a Twinkle Eye and she was just TOO MUCH!)

3. I don't like the Collector's Pose. It makes ponies looks fat (huge butt and head/short legs) and they have an unhappy, even a little bit dopey face expression.

4. I HATE it when people use bait/vintage ponies to customize them. I HATE IT! YES I SAID IT! Keep your hands off of the Vintage 80's. If you feel the need to tinker on a pony, atleast try to bring them back to their former glory. Even if they are bait...let them be. It shows that they were well loved and played with. Clean them up and give them a happy home.

5. I don't care for pony merchandise. Not even the vintage.

6. I always get sad when I see a pony lover get rid of or selling their collection.

7. I love simple ponies like Tootsie and Posey the most. They just give that simple no nonsense pony feeling that I can't otherwise discribe.

8. I don't care for baby ponies at all. I dont understand why some go for so much. In my logical brain it tells me "It's less pony for more money".

9. I hate the character Starlight Glimmer from the FiM show. She makes Twilight Sparkle feel obsolete. She can do everything Twilight can, only better. She doesn't need Twilight at all. Though the show makes her look weak from time to time just to try and drag out the storyline as she needs to "learn about friendship". Starts to get old. But even then she doesn't need Twilight. She overshadows Twilight and I feel she's just in the way.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on September 03, 2017, 10:37:18 PM
Why the hate against Rapunzel? *Cuddles Punzie* "There, there...they don't mean it like that".

1. I don't like Twinkle eye Ponies. Except Quackers and Masquerade.

2. I didn't like the final result of the "Let's make a Pony" thread. (Possibly because she was a Twinkle Eye and she was just TOO MUCH!)

3. I don't like the Collector's Pose. It makes ponies looks fat (huge butt and head/short legs) and they have an unhappy, even a little bit dopey face expression.

4. I HATE it when people use bait/vintage ponies to customize them. I HATE IT! YES I SAID IT! Keep your hands off of the Vintage 80's. If you feel the need to tinker on a pony, atleast try to bring them back to their former glory. Even if they are bait...let them be. It shows that they were well loved and played with. Clean them up and give them a happy home.

5. I don't care for pony merchandise. Not even the vintage.

6. I always get sad when I see a pony lover get rid of or selling their collection.

7. I love simple ponies like Tootsie and Posey the most. They just give that simple no nonsense pony feeling that I can't otherwise discribe.

8. I don't care for baby ponies at all. I dont understand why some go for so much. In my logical brain it tells me "It's less pony for more money".

I'm with you on a few of these:

I think Collectors pose ponies look depressed.

I love simple ponies without gimmicks, and for that reason European exclusive sets are among my favorites.

I don't collect baby ponies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on September 06, 2017, 12:36:51 PM
I'm not sure how popular/unpopular this is, but Snuzzle isn't one of my favorite ponies.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: brightberry on September 07, 2017, 04:14:54 PM
I'm not sure how popular/unpopular this is, but Snuzzle isn't one of my favorite ponies.


Ponyfan
OMG!!  Noooo!! NOt possible! 

Haha... just kidding.  ;)     Snuzzle was a grail for me as a kid because she was a year gone by the time I became aware of her.  Mostly because I wanted ponies from every color.  Same with Minty and Blue Bell.  But that doesn't mean that I think everyone should love her.  <3
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 07, 2017, 07:14:56 PM
I didn't actually know Snuzzle really existed as a child, which is weird because she was released so many different ways in the UK - on her own, with Baby Bow Tie's stroller (Argos), with the 1987 Grooming Parlour...but she was a mysterious pony in the Fact File that I thought was made up because she wasn't ever in a comic or anything. Along with Minty who was coloured in purple, Bluebelle with her name misspelt and Butterscotch. Ironic considering they were three of the original ponies to be produced and all of them were readily available in the UK. Unlike ponies like Glory and Medley whose existence I never doubted but who were never sold here. So weird how Hasbro made those decisions.

I think she is quite pretty, colourwise, but like Pierlala, I am not a fan of her pose. I also agree with Pierlala's 4, 6 and 7 points, and especially 4. I feel exactly the same. Both with that and with deboxing of vintage pony items. I think it might be unpopular and I have mentioned it before, but I do believe in responsibility to the community and future of pony collecting by preserving what we can of the past now, while we still have it. That's the historian in me I think. My pony motto is generally 'do no harm'. I also tend to see rehairs and repaints as customs, not restorations.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on September 07, 2017, 07:24:53 PM


 I also agree with Pierlala's 4, 6 and 7 points, and especially 4. I feel exactly the same. Both with that and with deboxing of vintage pony items. I think it might be unpopular and I have mentioned it before, but I do believe in responsibility to the community and future of pony collecting by preserving what we can of the past now, while we still have it. That's the historian in me I think. My pony motto is generally 'do no harm'. I also tend to see rehairs and repaints as customs, not restorations.




I agree with Tafetta on deboxing/decarding vintage pony items. I know we're supposed to say that the decision is up to the person but I'll never forgot when I was still new to collecting MLP and someone commented on how pristine another member's ponies looked and they replied that they had been bought as MOC and the owner had decarded them because "they liked them better that way" Even though when I still had a lot to learn about ponies I was sad to know that these beautiful ponies had been decarded after all of those years of staying sealed on their cards.

I am okay with decarding/opening vintage  items if there is an issue like mold growing in the card/damaging the pony etc..

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on September 07, 2017, 07:43:07 PM
What I think (don't hate me for this, just stating my opinion)...is that customizers don't fully realize that THIS is what we have now. G1 is never coming back. THe ponies from the 80's that are on this planet is all we have. And with all this customizing and rehairing etc. There will be less and less in vintage/original condition. It is also (in a way) mean towards future collectors. G1's are already pricey and some starting to become a bit rediculously over priced, due to less and less being available. Customizing isn't a niche anymore, it's done by so many people.

I understand it feels nice and you can put your own creativity in a pony. But what is most damning to me is that -often- the customized pony is a personal preference. You made the pony into what -YOU- liked at that specific moment. Maybe in a year or so you lose interest in the custom and put it on Ebay or in a box in the attic. That's why you see tons and tons of customs for months on end on Ebay without being sold. People don't like YOUR custom. -YOU- liked yours and now it's up for sale.

Also...people making customs just to put them on Ebay. I have seen the same customs for a year now against a rediculously high price. But no one will buy it as the word already said "custom" it's personal preference. Chances that someone else will like it are slim. I mean sure as "Oh that looks nice". But not in a "OMG I want to have it" kind of way. Which you do have with the originals.

With an untouched vintage, cleaned up/washed ofcourse. You can sell it on to the next person and it WILL be sold and loved way faster. And you can make other collectors happy with the pony you once loved. Now it's their turn.

This is a cry towards the custom community. I often hear statements as "It's like giving them a second life". But to me it's like stealing their soul and leave an empty shell of bells and whistles.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 07, 2017, 08:50:12 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but I can't stand G3 Pinkie Pie.  Her voice is so annoying and she's the epitome of the things I don't like about G3.  Don't get me wrong, there is plenty that I DO like about G3.  But not the overly optimistic, overly perky, best-friends-with-everyone, pink-pink-pink that you see with G3 Pinkie. 

But yeah, mostly her voice.  :P

I'm not fond of G4 Pinkie Pie either, but I will take her over stuffed-nose G3 Pinkie Pie any day.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 07, 2017, 08:55:42 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, but I can't stand G3 Pinkie Pie.  She's annoying and her voice is so annoying.

I'm not fond of G4 Pinkie Pie either, but I will take her over stuffed-nose G3 Pinkie Pie any day.

Do you know what is weird? I was watching one of the G3 specials in Portuguese in Lisbon the other week and Pinkie Pie in Portuguese in G3 sounds a lot like G4 Pinkie Pie in English. Also Wysteria like Fluttershy in English. I don't know how that happens, but it's still true.

Random off topic but just struck me as weird.

I don't speak Portuguese at all but there was something in the voice tones...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on September 07, 2017, 08:57:53 PM
*nasal tone* "Minty, Minty, Minty..." :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 07, 2017, 09:39:55 PM
I don't see it as a horrible crime if people debox any vintage toy.  Rip that sucker open if you want to! Mwahahaha!


*Is immediately buried under a barrage of fakies*
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on September 07, 2017, 11:04:04 PM
I'm not sure how popular/unpopular this is, but Snuzzle isn't one of my favorite ponies.
Ponyfan

Yeah, I'm not a fan of her gray color.

Here's another of mine and I'm not sure how popular/unpopular it is:

I prefer the ponies made in Years 4-7 over those made in Years 1-3.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 07, 2017, 11:23:12 PM
My collection does not belong to or exist for the community.

My collection is for me to enjoy.

Not for someone else to enjoy.

My collection is appropriate and appreciated by me, for me. Right now. In the present.

Plastic ponies are not real living endangered species.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on September 07, 2017, 11:41:10 PM
My collection does not belong to or exist for the community.

My collection is for me to enjoy.

Not for someone else to enjoy.

My collection is appropriate and appreciated by me, for me. Right now. In the present.

Plastic ponies are not real living endangered species.

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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SkyCakes on September 08, 2017, 01:14:30 AM
My collection does not belong to or exist for the community.

My collection is for me to enjoy.

Not for someone else to enjoy.

My collection is appropriate and appreciated by me, for me. Right now. In the present.

Plastic ponies are not real living endangered species.

I totally agree with that for real.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Lollipop on September 08, 2017, 02:21:29 AM
Well first of all I do not and will not EVER.. 'hate' any ponies especially all G1s  :biggrin: I'm not a huge fan of the other gens but... They are still lovely and are starting to grow on me (a G3 baby has managed to sneak into my own collection & a G4 baby is giving me goo goo/puss in boots eyes atm  :lol:)

Hate is such a nasty word there are only a couple of things that I have hated in my life and that was for very very very good reasons.
'Hated' & unloved ponies just makes me want them more. If i had more money I'd buy all those little unloved ponies floating around whatever their conditions. I already buy every winger and Teeny Tiny i can  :biggrin:

I guess my obsession with baby ponies could be 'unpopular'... O well more for me  :biggrin:
Guess it's because Katie & Lollipop were 2 of my main ponies when i was little (still have both)... Plus the UK had so many great babies  ^.^
Teeny tinies are my fav and wingers! (i collect these ones in any condition)

Original I wasn't going to collect any adults at all... Which may again be unpopular... But milkyway changed all that a few years ago now I have a huge list of wants and a growing herd of adults. There are a few Adults im not a fan of... But they do grow on me I know I will just want every G1 in the end.


Although I can understand the not liking G1s customised. I don't quite think the same.
I'm not a fan of when ponies in good condition have been customised, if a ponies hair has been attacked with the scissors but symbols eyes etc are amazing then rehairing is a great option. Don't really like seeing ones with good bodies symbols etc being completely customised.
But omg customs can be amazing.

There are 'baity' ponies who do need saving though & customising is a great option.
I will never regret customising my cool breeze glisten (in my sig/see thread in customs) because she had a huge bite mark right on her face. This is the best way for me to save her (did ask around and couldn't find anyone to fix her nose). Plus she's mine!  :lol: she's not going anywhere  ^.^
Having a huge bite mark isn't really a well loved played with pony, its a poor pony who a kid used as a chew toy like a dog uses chew toys. Get them to eat some food... Suck on an ice cube/ice lolly if they are teething... Don't eat poor toy ponies! Poor little ponies  :(
Just makes me think of the evil kid on Toy Story. Poor little pony must of been through hell.



If I ever found a MOC or MIB, I would have to sell it quickly because I WILL open them if they stay with me (i will keep all packaging though).
I'm a big kid at heart and always think of all toys teddy's etc as if they were alive like in Toy Story
So old toys in boxes actually upset me because they haven't had the joy of being played with (don't want them to turn out like old spector in Toy Story 2  :lol:)
(perhaps very silly & i know it's not true but I can dream  :lol: i have a huge imagination and so many ideas they never stop  :lol:)
They are toys after all & were made to be played with not to sit in packaging. (i do understand why people collect moc mib though thats y if i found one id try to sell it first)
Something I don't really like is all the new 'limited edition' toys which are just left in boxes and never played with... Mainly Disney.... Surely some need a chance to be played with... Make them as a sculpture or make it of delicate glass or china if its meant to stay in the box and be for display... not as a toy.... Think it's a bit mean for kids. They see these beautiful toys in the shops and beg for them (i know I would of) but then they can't play with them because they are limited editions.... They are always so much money too way more they a lot of the G1s I want....


Unpopular perhaps popular not sure.... When (if) I have kids I will let them play with my ponies (obviously i might just have to play ponies with them too... Shame that  :lol:) . Obviously there will be no scissors pens etc allowed near them & they will have to wait until they are old enough to play with the wingers.
I do have a little cousin (well 2nd cousin) now who I can't wait to give her, her first pony (G1) when she is old enough. I already know which one she will have, its not a very expensive one but its perfect for her & turns out her mum (my cousins wife) always wanted ponies when she was little but she never had any, so i know she will love them too.

I guess my over imagination regarding ponies & over sentimentality could be unpopular  :lol:  :P o well hehe

But anyway everyone is entitled to their own opinions  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BabyBlueberry on September 08, 2017, 03:09:36 AM
Give me the G1 and G3 ponies that had manes, tails, and substance - that looked like sassy little ponies grazing in a field, in Technicolor. I never was a fan of G2, and G4 would be okay if they were bigger. I wish I'd gotten into collecting way earlier, around the beginning of say, 2003/2004, when pony goodness filled up nearly an ENTIRE AISLE of my local Wal-Mart!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2017, 10:38:48 AM


But anyway everyone is entitled to their own opinions  :biggrin:

And this is the most important motif of this thread :)

As for the MIP/decard debate, it is I think still the most controversial thing in the community, with people firmly on both sides for different reasons.

When I first came into pony collecting online I didn't understand anything about MOC. A lot of ponies we got from clearance stores in the middle 1990s (a lot of which are htf now) got decarded or deboxed because I was still mostly a kid and didn't think about the consequences. I wouldn't say I regret that, because I was still a teenager and I didn't know any better.

But I guess with time I've come to a very firm position about ponies in packaging. I think it came about mostly because I collect UK ponies in package, and they are not like the US release ponies. There are a lot of US release ponies on card still from some sets, like the TAF ponies and the TE ponies from the first set. I don't personally like the idea of decarding those, but in a sense, if one or two are decarded, it doesn't obliterate the existence of those items from our community. Maybe this makes me a hypocrite, I don't know, but I feel it's best to be honest. UK MOC examples from the old years are already scarce. I feel like that means one decarded pony basically removes a piece of our knowledge going forwards.

For me decarding a MOC pony is the same as tossing a Nirvana pony into the incinerator, or cutting it into pieces. If someone wants to do that to a Nirvana, or a OOAK pony, they can. It's their property, right? I suspect that there'd be much  more outrage about that than there is about decarding though. For those of us for whom specific MIP ponies are the grail item, it's very upsetting when people post bragging about decarding, post images, videos etc. I don't say that you can't do as you like with your own property, but I find those threads really provocative.

Not liking something is not a reason to disrespect the people who do, basically. That's how I feel about things like this. I don't like Takara ponies or piggy ponies, but if I had one, I'd sell it. I wouldn't take time to mutilate or customise it and then post images or video about it on the forum bragging about how much I had enjoyed the process.

If you have something in a form you don't like, then it makes sense to me to sell it, get the money and buy the thing you actually want. I don't understand the mentality of anyone who has something they don't like, knows someone else wants it, and instead of selling it so it can be appreciated, they choose to destroy it "because they can."

Basically it's more than about an individual's personal right over their property. I think that everyone does have that right, even if that is decarding or customising, but there are ways and means in which to tackle it and sometimes discretion is the better part of valour. It's fine to consider your collection yours to do with as you like, but the moment you start bragging about all the things you customised or decarded, then you bring it into other people's faces, and that has an impact on those people and how they feel. I think it's fine to do what you believe in, but it doesn't hurt to consider other people's positions before making that kind of a post.

And now I'm expecting to be pelted by the fakies, but that is my unpopular opinion in favour of the community over the individual in pony collecting :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on September 08, 2017, 11:26:46 AM
Quote from: Taffeta link=topic=385476.msg1664247#msg1664247
(...) but the moment you start bragging about all the things you customised or decarded, then you bring it into other people's faces, and that has an impact on those people and how they feel. I think it's fine to do what you believe in, but it doesn't hurt to consider other people's positions before making that kind of a post.

Agreed. What you post within a community is meant for the community, so of course there will be all sorts of opinions. People who can't deal with that can always opt to post these things on their personal websites, blogs and streams and just delete the comments they don't want. That's their right.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Lollipop on September 08, 2017, 11:36:35 AM


But anyway everyone is entitled to their own opinions  :biggrin:

And this is the most important motif of this thread :)

As for the MIP/decard debate, it is I think still the most controversial thing in the community, with people firmly on both sides for different reasons.

When I first came into pony collecting online I didn't understand anything about MOC. A lot of ponies we got from clearance stores in the middle 1990s (a lot of which are htf now) got decarded or deboxed because I was still mostly a kid and didn't think about the consequences. I wouldn't say I regret that, because I was still a teenager and I didn't know any better.

But I guess with time I've come to a very firm position about ponies in packaging. I think it came about mostly because I collect UK ponies in package, and they are not like the US release ponies. There are a lot of US release ponies on card still from some sets, like the TAF ponies and the TE ponies from the first set. I don't personally like the idea of decarding those, but in a sense, if one or two are decarded, it doesn't obliterate the existence of those items from our community. Maybe this makes me a hypocrite, I don't know, but I feel it's best to be honest. UK MOC examples from the old years are already scarce. I feel like that means one decarded pony basically removes a piece of our knowledge going forwards.

For me decarding a MOC pony is the same as tossing a Nirvana pony into the incinerator, or cutting it into pieces. If someone wants to do that to a Nirvana, or a OOAK pony, they can. It's their property, right? I suspect that there'd be much  more outrage about that than there is about decarding though. For those of us for whom specific MIP ponies are the grail item, it's very upsetting when people post bragging about decarding, post images, videos etc. I don't say that you can't do as you like with your own property, but I find those threads really provocative.

Not liking something is not a reason to disrespect the people who do, basically. That's how I feel about things like this. I don't like Takara ponies or piggy ponies, but if I had one, I'd sell it. I wouldn't take time to mutilate or customise it and then post images or video about it on the forum bragging about how much I had enjoyed the process.

If you have something in a form you don't like, then it makes sense to me to sell it, get the money and buy the thing you actually want. I don't understand the mentality of anyone who has something they don't like, knows someone else wants it, and instead of selling it so it can be appreciated, they choose to destroy it "because they can."

Basically it's more than about an individual's personal right over their property. I think that everyone does have that right, even if that is decarding or customising, but there are ways and means in which to tackle it and sometimes discretion is the better part of valour. It's fine to consider your collection yours to do with as you like, but the moment you start bragging about all the things you customised or decarded, then you bring it into other people's faces, and that has an impact on those people and how they feel. I think it's fine to do what you believe in, but it doesn't hurt to consider other people's positions before making that kind of a post.

And now I'm expecting to be pelted by the fakies, but that is my unpopular opinion in favour of the community over the individual in pony collecting :)

Completely makes sense to me. I do understand why people like to collect MIB & MOC, I am just not one of them... but as I said that is why I would always try to sell the MIB or MOC first or even better trade it for loose ponies  :biggrin:
If say I got a Mimic MOC (one of my grails) I wouldn't open her, I would defo sell her.... but I would hold on to her until I found a Mimic at least. (would probably have to hide her away in a box though so I wasn't tempted to open it  :lol:)
I wouldn't mind the packaging of some ponies though (ponies removed) especially winger boxes. Wish I kept my Lollipop packaging when I was younger  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on September 08, 2017, 11:50:53 AM
Wow people actually make videos opening MoC? Ooooh boy, that would be my boiling point.

A while ago I spoke to a person who had bought all sortf of Barbie playsets, cars, bike, camper, horses etc. All mint in box. She said she bought it all for her young daughter 4 years old to open it on her birthday. I couldn't believe me ears. I told her why she would do such a thing. It's not like these things aren't able to be found loose and already opened. She didn't get the purpose of MiB collecting and just saw it as an opportunity for her daughter to play with toys from "back then". She is a few years older then me and grew up as a 90's kid. I played with Barbie too back then so I know all the sets and know who valuable they are now.

After I told her that, she really got kind of irritated and said: "So when should I give it to her then? Just let it sit there another 30 years?" I tried to explain to het that that was the purpose of a MiB item for a collector. I don't know. I'm not into Barbie, but I find it quite selfish to open MiB items from the 80's and 90's. Because first of all there is a huge market fot them and collectors who really want them. Second there are so many Barbie sets out there and cars and what not already opened up. Third, there are so many Barbie items and Barbies in the stores right now.

This same person has sold her whole MLP collection on a local "Ebay" like website. So that's where I know her from. I also bought a couple of her Ponies. That's how we got to talk. Her cousin put a full set of CP year 2 Ponies on that website for sale. She told her that she didn't feel like selling anymore so gave the rest of her ponies that were ;eft over to her cousin. Her cousin then told me that those Ponies who were litteraly brand new with all ribbons+combs were actually MiP before she gave them to her cousin. She removed them from the plastic to take better pictures -_-. Even her cousin knew that that was a very dumb and unneccesairy thing to do.

I eventually bought the ponies. I am not a fan of CP, but they were in such a fabulous condition that I didn't want to skip on them. Because I know if I want to buy from the US it would be atleast trice as expensive + shipping.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on September 08, 2017, 01:09:29 PM
Well, this will clearly be an unpopular opinion.  But I say if you are going to unbox a MIP g1 anyway, go ahead and record it.  At least that way there is a record and others can vicariously enjoy the moment with you.  I did that exact thing with a carded Blueberry Baskets.  She was water damaged and moldy inside the bubble.  But I recorded the opening and clean up so others could vicariously experience something they hadn't experienced in 30 years.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on September 08, 2017, 03:15:14 PM
Well, this will clearly be an unpopular opinion.  But I say if you are going to unbox a MIP g1 anyway, go ahead and record it.  At least that way there is a record and others can vicariously enjoy the moment with you.  I did that exact thing with a carded Blueberry Baskets.  She was water damaged and moldy inside the bubble.  But I recorded the opening and clean up so others could vicariously experience something they hadn't experienced in 30 years.

That is a whole different scenario though. I wouldn't mind that at all. Yours was damaged and molded. I'd hate to see a pony waste away like that. I would even love to see the cleaning progress.

But to deliberatly open a clean, undamaged MoC would be a kick in the face in my opinion.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on September 08, 2017, 03:38:53 PM
I like customizing ponies but I really don't like how customized G1s look.  I don't know why.  It's not because I think they should be exempt from customization--though I think customizing a nice looking G1 over a baity one isn't the best choice in the world-- it's just that I don't generally like the end result.  I think the style/poses/design of G3s and G4s is much better for custom work.  Plus the constant re-issue of the Mane 6 in the G4 line provides lots of duplicates that I just don't feel bad customizing into a different pony.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2017, 08:48:48 PM
I have reached the point with decarding where I dislike it but I am not going to declare war on someone over different collection politics. I might choose not to sell a moc pony to someone who I know decards but that to me is an extension of the my property my decision rules. Unfortunately I have received negative messages for making that choice which is a shame.  I think the best way to combat it for me is to work hard to get the mip items I can because then they are going to stay sealed. My sister is very against mip and I am not but we both know that and it is fine. She would never tell me I should open my mip ponies because it us cruel, she understands why I love them. And I would never tell her to collect mip stuff. She just chooses to buy loose ponies rather than decarding mip ones.

I find videos, photos, brag threads about decarding generally upsetting. I respect the right to choose how you collect as a private thing even if I don't do it, but the moment it is in the community it is no longer an individual who is affected but everyone who sees the thread. And yes, you can just not read the thread, but I find it a bit tactless that people make threads with titles obviously glorifying decarding. I think Moc collectors get backed into this corner in situations like that and it somehow then becomes not ok to collect moc as it is 'cruel'. It is just my perspective but for me cruel is posting threads glorifying the destruction of something that makes another person happy. I know a lot of people get cross when g1 stuff gets slammed by the less reputable FIM people, but I don't think sometimes people realise what they are posting could be distressing to someone else. Not that the whole forum should be censored but just a little more awareness I guess?

It  isn't that I don't respect personal choice, I just feel there is a sense that that only applies to people who want to decard. It only ever comes up in those discussions and only in regards to justifying decarding. Ponies are toys, they don't care if they are played with or not. Collectors are people and that matters to me more.

I rarely post when I get a new Moc because someone will joke about Toy story or setting it free or stuff like that and I guess what I am trying to say is that for me, having the moc is a piece of precious nostalgia. And I accept others express their nostalgia differently but I just think sometimes more tact could be applied.

I honestly don't know what I think of mercy decarding. I have never had a mouldy pony to deal with. I have one with almost an entirely broken bubble base but I have not decarded her. I think i the case of mould the rules are probably different. I have to be honest though, the video thing I am not a fan of.

I am happy this is being discussed respectfully.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on September 23, 2017, 02:07:24 AM
Are the Sunshine ponies popular? I love Waverunner and Beach Ball.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 23, 2017, 05:28:05 AM
Are the Sunshine ponies popular? I love Waverunner and Beach Ball.


Ponyfan

I think they're sort of inbetween. Plenty of people like them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on September 23, 2017, 09:36:57 AM
I love Waverunner. She was one of my later childhood herds. I got her from the neighbour of my grandma who was getting rid of all her My Little Pony G1.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on September 23, 2017, 11:02:54 AM
Are the Sunshine ponies popular? I love Waverunner and Beach Ball.

I always thought those are the most popular Sunshines :lol:
Everybody loves Beachball.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 23, 2017, 12:37:26 PM
Are the Sunshine ponies popular? I love Waverunner and Beach Ball.

I always thought those are the most popular Sunshines :lol:
Everybody loves Beachball.

I am staunchly behind Sand Digger. Although I admit as a child I wanted Beachball and Sand Digger was a consolation. I grew to love her, though. I also think Sea Flower is amazing, but we never had her over here :/

So I think they're quite popular O.o. But if it's unpopular to like Sand Digger more than Beachball, then that's my unpopular opinion on the Sunshine ponies :)

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 23, 2017, 03:27:48 PM
Wave Runner, Mainsail, Seaflower and Sand Digger are my favorites. I don't like Beach ball. Shoreline is just eh.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on September 23, 2017, 07:05:10 PM
Sea flower is in my childhood herd and I think she is lovely!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on September 24, 2017, 09:14:20 AM
Wow people actually make videos opening MoC? Ooooh boy, that would be my boiling point.
..
Yesterday l saw a deboxing of a MIC Applejack, so l guess she was pretty old. It was on Instagram. For me ponies should be free from the boxes, but l can understand that it upsets collectors. That's why l always buy loose ponies and mostly baity ones.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 24, 2017, 09:51:09 AM
I always thought those are the most popular Sunshines :lol:
Everybody loves Beachball.


Then I guess it's an unpopular opinion that I don't like Beachball. :P I like her least, together with Shoreline ("50% OFF! TODAY ONLY!"). Sand Digger and Mainsail are my absolute favourites, followed by Waverunner. ^.^
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2017, 11:45:50 AM
I always thought those are the most popular Sunshines :lol:
Everybody loves Beachball.


Then I guess it's an unpopular opinion that I don't like Beachball. :P

Now I feel sorry for Beachball...;)

On a slightly connected note, my unpopular opinion...

This pony is called Hula Hula.
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/hula_hula.htm

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on September 24, 2017, 01:01:53 PM
I know her as Pina Colada but Hula Hula makes more sense since she has Palm trees as a symbol instead of a drink.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 24, 2017, 05:36:25 PM
I always thought those are the most popular Sunshines :lol:
Everybody loves Beachball.


Then I guess it's an unpopular opinion that I don't like Beachball. :P

Now I feel sorry for Beachball...;)

On a slightly connected note, my unpopular opinion...

This pony is called Hula Hula.
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/hula_hula.htm

I'm of the opinion that the US people botched their names. Pina Colada should have been Tootie`s name and Hula Hula makes more sense for Pina Colada  and Sea Breeze for Hula Hula. Your girl sure is vibrant! :lovey:



Post Merge: September 24, 2017, 05:37:09 PM

I know her as Pina Colada but Hula Hula makes more sense since she has Palm trees as a symbol instead of a drink.


Ponyfan

Maybe the people at Hasbro had one too many drinks? XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2017, 05:38:35 PM
I always thought those are the most popular Sunshines :lol:
Everybody loves Beachball.


Then I guess it's an unpopular opinion that I don't like Beachball. :P

Now I feel sorry for Beachball...;)

On a slightly connected note, my unpopular opinion...

This pony is called Hula Hula.
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/hula_hula.htm

I'm of the opinion that the US people botched their names. Pina Colada should have been Tootie`s name and Hula Hula makes more sense for Pina Colada  and Sea Breeze for Hula Hula. Your girl sure is vibrant! :lovey:



She lived with my sister for many years. It probably made her radioactive ;) I'm personally amazed her hair is still curly...
Although that said I got the tropical unicorn in a lot from the US a while back and comparing her to my childhood one, they are not the same colour O.o. So the UK name for the unicorn is Sail Away, and the US name is Hula Hula, so the one I got from the US is now officially known in my herd as Hulaway. Just because ;)

I wonder if Hula Hula was the original name for her and it was moved around ponies. I think it's the only time it happens. Different names between UK and US are common, but the same name on a different pony? Not so much...

Very odd :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 24, 2017, 05:50:53 PM
Hulaway! XD

My Sail Away is nicknamed Kalea which is Hawaiian for Bright.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2017, 05:54:38 PM
Hulaway! XD

My Sail Away is nicknamed Kalea which is Hawaiian for Bright.

That's really pretty :D
I did think that if there's a variation on the yellow pony from the set (UK: Summer Heatwave, US: Tootie Tails) I might make her Tootie Heatwave. That seems appropriately amusing. If a bit cruel.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 24, 2017, 05:56:20 PM
Hulaway! XD

My Sail Away is nicknamed Kalea which is Hawaiian for Bright.

That's really pretty :D
I did think that if there's a variation on the yellow pony from the set (UK: Summer Heatwave, US: Tootie Tails) I might make her Tootie Heatwave. That seems appropriately amusing. If a bit cruel.

:haha: Not  how I expected our doom to arrive.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on September 24, 2017, 07:10:33 PM
I couldn't even pronounce Pina Colada as a child so I called her Pina Cola. :) :) Leave a Whisper, I've wondered from time to time what went on in those Hasbro meetings when they were coming up with pony names. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 24, 2017, 07:14:32 PM
@Ponyfan-That's so cute!

I'm tired of McDonald's Ponies being half moulded, half brushable. I think its tacky. I wish they'd go one way or the other.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SkyCakes on September 24, 2017, 07:37:26 PM
@Ponyfan-That's so cute!

I'm tired of McDonald's Ponies being half moulded, half brushable. I think its tacky. I wish they'd go one way or the other.

Then because little kids take those toys they would go with moulded because of the choking hazard. I find it would be sad for me because I like brushables but oh well.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2017, 07:49:47 PM
@Ponyfan-That's so cute!

I'm tired of McDonald's Ponies being half moulded, half brushable. I think its tacky. I wish they'd go one way or the other.

Then because little kids take those toys they would go with moulded because of the choking hazard. I find it would be sad for me because I like brushables but oh well.

Probably even more unpopular but I would not mind if McDonald's did not do ponies. They end up all over ebay lots and it is so hard to do anything with them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 25, 2017, 05:02:52 PM
I guess it's an unpopular opinion that I don't have one when it comes to the "it's your pony, do what you want/all ponies belong to the community"-debate. I tried thinking about how I feel about this subject, but I've come to the conclusion that I really, honestly don't care. :lookround:

Now I feel sorry for Beachball...;)

Haha well, to make it better, I don't think she's ugly or anything, she's just in the wrong set. :P She doesn't scream "sunshine" to me at all with those colours. I would have loved her if they picked some sunnier colours for her!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on September 25, 2017, 05:12:53 PM
I guess it's an unpopular opinion that I don't have one when it comes to the "it's your pony, do what you want/all ponies belong to the community"-debate. I tried thinking about how I feel about this subject, but I've come to the conclusion that I really, honestly don't care. :lookround:

Now I feel sorry for Beachball...;)

Haha well, to make it better, I don't think she's ugly or anything, she's just in the wrong set. :P She doesn't scream "sunshine" to me at all with those colours. I would have loved her if they picked some sunnier colours for her!

Wait, its an unpopular opinion that you don't have an opinion on all of us having our own opinions. Is that pretty much what you said? XD *gives cookies*

Aw. Well, I'm sure she tried really really hard to be sunshiney. Or maybe it's just that, growing up in the UK where summer is a mythical thing and sunshine even more so, it never occurred to me that pale blue and white wasn't sunshiny...I mean, that's about as blue as our sky ever gets in summer ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 25, 2017, 06:54:51 PM
I don't really follow G4 (the show or the toys) but I've at least gotten used to their look.

Now the new Seaponies have reminded me of all my "ew, what is that?" feelings all over again.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: tulagirl on September 25, 2017, 09:01:45 PM
I don't really follow G4 (the show or the toys) but I've at least gotten used to their look.

Now the new Seaponies have reminded me of all my "ew, what is that?" feelings all over again.

I know they are creepy to me.  I am feeling guilty for not liking them too much. I wonder if they will grow on me, but right now I just am not getting a good feeling when looking at them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on September 25, 2017, 10:05:52 PM
I don't really follow G4 (the show or the toys) but I've at least gotten used to their look.

Now the new Seaponies have reminded me of all my "ew, what is that?" feelings all over again.

I know they are creepy to me.  I am feeling guilty for not liking them too much. I wonder if they will grow on me, but right now I just am not getting a good feeling when looking at them.

I dont like that most of them are the main six again..... do something new hasbro!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on September 26, 2017, 04:03:42 PM
Wait, its an unpopular opinion that you don't have an opinion on all of us having our own opinions. Is that pretty much what you said? XD *gives cookies*

Aw. Well, I'm sure she tried really really hard to be sunshiney. Or maybe it's just that, growing up in the UK where summer is a mythical thing and sunshine even more so, it never occurred to me that pale blue and white wasn't sunshiny...I mean, that's about as blue as our sky ever gets in summer ;)

Yes, that's pretty much it. *pats headache with cookies* :mrgreen: I tried to pick a side because I figured I had to have an opinion on it too, but I really couldn't pick a side because I saw something in both sides. Maybe it's a blessing. :P

You've got a point! I never thought of it that way, that she might represent the UK summers. That's sweet. ^.^
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: alaskaallie on September 27, 2017, 09:20:54 AM
What are some of your unpopular pony opinions?

I like most 3D symbols. Cutie Cascades, Princess Ponies, Magic Scenes, Precious Pockets, Secret Surprise, Merry Go Rounds.

I love tinsel hair. It's so beautiful, especially when it sparkles and flashes in sunlight.


I love gradient color and cascading symbol G3s. I think they're stunning and unique.

I know I'm late and maybe this has already been discussed but... are these unusual opinons?! I had no idea! I also secretly love tinsel then  :lol: these are the reasons why I love G3 so much- they really went crazy with the symbols. and precious pockets were my favorite childhood ponies!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 27, 2017, 02:44:34 PM
What are some of your unpopular pony opinions?

I like most 3D symbols. Cutie Cascades, Princess Ponies, Magic Scenes, Precious Pockets, Secret Surprise, Merry Go Rounds.

I love tinsel hair. It's so beautiful, especially when it sparkles and flashes in sunlight.


I love gradient color and cascading symbol G3s. I think they're stunning and unique.

I know I'm late and maybe this has already been discussed but... are these unusual opinons?! I had no idea! I also secretly love tinsel then  :lol: these are the reasons why I love G3 so much- they really went crazy with the symbols. and precious pockets were my favorite childhood ponies!

Not everyone is into 3D symbols and I hear the precious pockets are easy to break. I have Bunny Hop sans symbol, poor girl.

Tinsel is lovely, but even I have to admit it can be kinduva pain to care for. XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mermaid on September 28, 2017, 06:20:45 AM
Here is mine:
I hate taf ponies. I like the simplicity of just one symbol.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: alaskaallie on September 28, 2017, 06:28:36 AM
Here is mine:
I hate taf ponies. I like the simplicity of just one symbol.

Whaaaaaat?!  :shocked:
Now this is the content I came here to see and be shocked by.

Post Merge: September 28, 2017, 06:34:27 AM

What are some of your unpopular pony opinions?

I like most 3D symbols. Cutie Cascades, Princess Ponies, Magic Scenes, Precious Pockets, Secret Surprise, Merry Go Rounds.

I love tinsel hair. It's so beautiful, especially when it sparkles and flashes in sunlight.


I love gradient color and cascading symbol G3s. I think they're stunning and unique.

I know I'm late and maybe this has already been discussed but... are these unusual opinons?! I had no idea! I also secretly love tinsel then  :lol: these are the reasons why I love G3 so much- they really went crazy with the symbols. and precious pockets were my favorite childhood ponies!

Not everyone is into 3D symbols and I hear the precious pockets are easy to break. I have Bunny Hop sans symbol, poor girl.

Tinsel is lovely, but even I have to admit it can be kinduva pain to care for. XD

Of course tinsel can get ratty looking but when it's nice it's soooo niiiice... I love the sparkle. ah yes. I grew up with hand-me-down sweet pocket and bubblefish- sweet pocket's pocket was long gone and so was bubblefish's fish. Still loved them though. I'm looking for a bunny hop with an intact symbol! I've often heard that people think they're gimmicky but... I like gimmicky and ridiculous  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SkyCakes on September 28, 2017, 01:15:24 PM
I have a very unpopular opinion. I love all ponies. I even like the freaky BBES and eyelash princesses. The dance N prace with their weird button in front, the strange drink N wet babies, and even the peek a boo babies with their weird bulgy necks. Most of these ponies look great with their accessories so even the weird ones have a place in my herd.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 28, 2017, 02:44:55 PM
I have a very unpopular opinion. I love all ponies. I even like the freaky BBES and eyelash princesses. The dance N prace with their weird button in front, the strange drink N wet babies, and even the peek a boo babies with their weird bulgy necks. Most of these ponies look great with their accessories so even the weird ones have a place in my herd.

Same here! I just really love ponies! :lol:

Getting any pony I don't already have is always super exciting for me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on September 28, 2017, 11:21:22 PM
Here is mine:
I hate taf ponies. I like the simplicity of just one symbol.


I don't like TAFs either, with the exception of the Sunshine Ponies, so you're not alone.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mermaid on September 30, 2017, 05:04:46 AM

Yay! I'm glad we've got each other northstar!

Glad I could shock you Alaskaallie!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 14, 2017, 06:18:36 PM
I like Goldilocks.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on October 16, 2017, 10:28:01 PM
I don't really follow G4 (the show or the toys) but I've at least gotten used to their look.

Now the new Seaponies have reminded me of all my "ew, what is that?" feelings all over again.


This   :blink:

Post Merge: October 16, 2017, 10:37:16 PM

So here's mine...I don't like Firefly  :(

I really want to like her because, well...she's Firefly, but I can't stand her weird flesh coloured body and blue hair combo.

It's a shame because I have almost all of the early G1s and there's a gaping hole in my collection where Firefly should be but I just can't bring myself to own her.

One solution I have considered is to maybe get a Nirvana version of her (if there is one with a different colour combo or something...) and then that would justify having her...if that makes sense? I've done that with Cherries Jubilee whose body colour I also can't stand. My Nirvana CJ is GREEN and that makes me very happy!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 17, 2017, 05:31:39 AM
I don't really follow G4 (the show or the toys) but I've at least gotten used to their look.

Now the new Seaponies have reminded me of all my "ew, what is that?" feelings all over again.


This   :blink:

Post Merge: October 16, 2017, 10:37:16 PM

So here's mine...I don't like Firefly  :(

I really want to like her because, well...she's Firefly, but I can't stand her weird flesh coloured body and blue hair combo.

It's a shame because I have almost all of the early G1s and there's a gaping hole in my collection where Firefly should be but I just can't bring myself to own her.

One solution I have considered is to maybe get a Nirvana version of her (if there is one with a different colour combo or something...) and then that would justify having her...if that makes sense? I've done that with Cherries Jubilee whose body colour I also can't stand. My Nirvana CJ is GREEN and that makes me very happy!!  :biggrin:

I've never liked her much either. Plus she's on a pose I'm not fond of.


There's a green CJ?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on October 17, 2017, 06:17:56 AM
Now the new Seaponies have reminded me of all my "ew, what is that?" feelings all over again.
So here's mine...I don't like Firefly  :(
I've never liked her much either. Plus she's on a pose I'm not fond of.

Oh wow I thought it was just me! I know a lot of folks adore Firefly, but I personally do not see anything significantly striking about her colourings, also her pose is tricky when it comes to ponywear. She is pretty enough, but I too am trying to feel super-impressed by her look, but, nope, I'm not getting the excitement here  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on October 17, 2017, 05:53:10 PM
Toy Firefly isn't my favorite either, but I can look past it because Rescue at Midnight castle is just about my favorite cartoon thing ever. I get the feeling that's how it is for a lot of people ^.^
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 17, 2017, 06:17:35 PM
I don't like most of the Mane Six, as toys and characters, they've long since worn out there welcome.

I don't really care for some of the more popular, well known ponies like CJ, Lickety-split, Surprise, Tex, Truly, G3 Minty, G3 Pinkie Pie, Ivy or Toola-roola.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on October 17, 2017, 06:51:34 PM
Toy Firefly isn't my favorite either, but I can look past it because Rescue at Midnight castle is just about my favorite cartoon thing ever. I get the feeling that's how it is for a lot of people ^.^

My introduction to Firefly was Rescue at Midnight Castle and the book “The Magic Rainbow” I never had Firefly or Baby Firefly in my childhood ponies.

I like petite ponies even though they’re really small. I’m not a big fan of So Soft ponies.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on October 18, 2017, 07:22:10 PM
I don't like Firefly either. Not even Baby Firefly, who is in my favourite baby pose. :P
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 18, 2017, 07:23:35 PM
Toy Firefly isn't my favorite either, but I can look past it because Rescue at Midnight castle is just about my favorite cartoon thing ever. I get the feeling that's how it is for a lot of people ^.^

My introduction to Firefly was Rescue at Midnight Castle and the book “The Magic Rainbow” I never had Firefly or Baby Firefly in my childhood ponies.

I like petite ponies even though they’re really small. I’m not a big fan of So Soft ponies.

Ponyfan

Petites are super cute! The prices, not so much.


Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on October 19, 2017, 02:34:21 PM
I'm not bothered that there are no males in G3. The world of G3 was like the kindergarten version of the all-female island in Wonder Woman comics. I thought it was cute.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on October 19, 2017, 07:37:20 PM
Wow! So I'm definitely not alone when it comes to disliking Firefly...that makes me feel better :)

Yes, there is a green CJ - she's a venny I think (from memory)...

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:VenCherriesJub.jpg

I think she's meant to be blue but mine is definitely green, lol!  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 19, 2017, 07:56:22 PM
Wow! So I'm definitely not alone when it comes to disliking Firefly...that makes me feel better :)

Yes, there is a green CJ - she's a venny I think (from memory)...

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:VenCherriesJub.jpg

I think she's meant to be blue but mine is definitely green, lol!  :lol:


WOW she's gorgeous!!! :frolic:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 19, 2017, 08:37:58 PM
Not keen on Rainbowdash in G4, (pony version) too cocky. Always like pranking other ponies, her voice gets on my nerves. Only like her equestrian girls form. Her parents are freaky looking. Wish she wasn't one of the mane six.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on October 19, 2017, 08:47:39 PM
Toy Firefly isn't my favorite either, but I can look past it because Rescue at Midnight castle is just about my favorite cartoon thing ever. I get the feeling that's how it is for a lot of people ^.^

My introduction to Firefly was Rescue at Midnight Castle and the book “The Magic Rainbow” I never had Firefly or Baby Firefly in my childhood ponies.

I like petite ponies even though they’re really small. I’m not a big fan of So Soft ponies.

Ponyfan

Petites are super cute! The prices, not so much.




I agree. :) I can’t bring myself to pay $20 or up for such a small pony.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on October 20, 2017, 11:31:12 AM
I'm not bothered that there are no males in G3. The world of G3 was like the kindergarten version of the all-female island in Wonder Woman comics. I thought it was cute.

Reading this, it's the first time I have realised that there are no males in the G3 line, LOL! How could I have missed that?? Ha ha  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bebopgroove on October 20, 2017, 02:25:15 PM
I don't watch the g4 tv show.. So I have no idea what the heck is going on xD I mean I've seen a few episodes of I guess "the first season" (before Twilight's wings), but that's been about it.. However if there's ever a bluray collection with all the epis, then I might possibly get it.. And I'd still like to see the new movie, on bluray more than likely (but that could be due to it looking like a traditionally animated film which has me all excited).
Though I did see a page or so of the comic in a google search once, and it did intrigue me quite a bit (it actually looked pretty good!), though I imagine there's probably more depth in the comics than the tv show..
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on October 20, 2017, 04:39:10 PM
I don't watch the g4 tv show.. So I have no idea what the heck is going on xD I mean I've seen a few episodes of I guess "the first season" (before Twilight's wings), but that's been about it.. However if there's ever a bluray collection with all the epis, then I might possibly get it.. And I'd still like to see the new movie, on bluray more than likely (but that could be due to it looking like a traditionally animated film which has me all excited).
Though I did see a page or so of the comic in a google search once, and it did intrigue me quite a bit (it actually looked pretty good!), though I imagine there's probably more depth in the comics than the tv show..

Exact same thing with me - you are not alone, lol  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RavenPaw on October 20, 2017, 04:49:51 PM
I don't pay any attention to the G4 show or any of the cannon information about the characters.  For a long time I hated G4 completely but now it's grown on me and I collect the toys and make up my own imaginary world for them.  I'm into them now but I still have no interest in the show.  I think that's a pretty weird opinion?

I'm not crazy about G1 seaponies, I would prefer "merpony" or hippocampus type ponies, like the new G4 seaponies.

I'm not really into nirvana ponies, I think a lot of them look like knockoffs.  (even though I know they are not!) *dodges fakies thrown at her*

I don't think there are enough male ponies so I make up my own, turning some female ponies into males, in all generations.  (Some examples, Majesty, Skydancer, Skyflier, Masquerade, G2 Sunsparkle, Kimono, G3 Rainbow Dash)

I like that some babies don't match the species of their parents and/or have other differences.  Like some of the TAF babies and some others.  It makes them unique and shows variation.

I like Mimic's shade of green and I want her really bad because I think she's pretty, not because she is rare.

I'm sure I have some other weird opinions but those are what I can think of right now.  XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on October 20, 2017, 06:36:47 PM
I dont mind ponies with buzz cuts, I have a speedy with one , and a slightly broken horn to boot. I will keep them that way. I even have a winger with a haircut, gonna leave her that way.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on October 20, 2017, 07:14:13 PM
I dont mind ponies with buzz cuts, I have a speedy with one , and a slightly broken horn to boot. I will keep them that way. I even have a winger with a haircut, gonna leave her that way.


Yes, I agree, some of the ponies actually look pretty cool with their punky, shortened manes, especially the rainbow-haired ones  :thumb:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on October 20, 2017, 10:04:56 PM

I'm not really into nirvana ponies, I think a lot of them look like knockoffs.  (even though I know they are not!)

I don't think there are enough male ponies so I make up my own, turning some female ponies into males, in all generations. 


I'm totally with you on these two.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on October 21, 2017, 08:55:26 AM
I don't pay any attention to the G4 show or any of the cannon information about the characters.  For a long time I hated G4 completely but now it's grown on me and I collect the toys and make up my own imaginary world for them.  I'm into them now but I still have no interest in the show.  I think that's a pretty weird opinion?


I do watch and enjoy the show, but my G4 ponies also have their own personalities, names and imaginary world to live in which has nothing to do with the show. After all, that's what people did with other generations before it became All About The Show, so why not?
E.g. I have a Rainbow Dash brushable who is a special favourite of mine. Her name is Marcella and she's a caring, occasionally slightly bossy pony who wants to be a nurse. Also my G4 ponies live in the same imaginary world that I made up for my other pony generations.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taxel on October 21, 2017, 07:03:23 PM
I don't think there are enough male ponies so I make up my own, turning some female ponies into males, in all generations.  (Some examples, Majesty, Skydancer, Skyflier, Masquerade, G2 Sunsparkle, Kimono, G3 Rainbow Dash)

This definitely isn't unpopular! Lots of people make up their own characters for their ponies that can include personalities, backstories, giving them families, changing genders, etc.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on October 26, 2017, 05:32:28 PM
I don't pay any attention to the G4 show or any of the cannon information about the characters.  For a long time I hated G4 completely but now it's grown on me and I collect the toys and make up my own imaginary world for them.  I'm into them now but I still have no interest in the show.  I think that's a pretty weird opinion?

Not weird at all! I'm the same way :) Not interested in the show but love the toys.

I like that some babies don't match the species of their parents and/or have other differences.  Like some of the TAF babies and some others.  It makes them unique and shows variation.

This!!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Griffin on October 27, 2017, 07:19:14 PM
I like Mimic's shade of green and I want her really bad because I think she's pretty, not because she is rare.

I'm with you on this. :) Well, she isn't exctly on the top of my wantlist, but I think she's one of the prettiest unicorns out there!

I also agree on the non-matching babies and parents - as long as there is some element that connects the designs, I'm happy.

Hmm, what else could I think of... there are some poses I really like which don't seem too popular, such as Mimic's pose and the G3 "donkey" pose.

While Gusty is my favourite pony and sort of an army pony for me, I'm not interested in the Reverse version (whether she's genuine or not). I just think she looks better with green as the main hair colour. :shrug:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 27, 2017, 08:21:18 PM
I third not caring if the babies match the adults. In fact, I often wish the families sold together had more variety to them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on October 27, 2017, 09:09:30 PM
In my childhood collection Baby Palm Tree was Pina Coloda’s baby. Since Baby Palm Tree has wings I pretended that she inherited them from her father, also a pegasus.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 27, 2017, 11:25:46 PM
In my childhood collection Baby Palm Tree was Pina Coloda’s baby. Since Baby Palm Tree has wings I pretended that she inherited them from her father, also a pegasus.


Ponyfan


They'd be adorable!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: alaskaallie on October 28, 2017, 03:50:27 PM
Ooooh I thought of one. I  don't like the dancing butterflies pose like. At all. There is not a single pony in that pose that I want. It just looks awkward to me somehow.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on October 30, 2017, 10:02:33 PM
Ooooh I thought of one. I  don't like the dancing butterflies pose like. At all. There is not a single pony in that pose that I want. It just looks awkward to me somehow.

Lol, I think I read somewhere that this pose is known as the "broken neck pose"... I personally like it but I think there are plenty who don't, judging from that description of it!  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on October 31, 2017, 06:40:26 AM
I don't like the powder pose because it looks like they're pretending to ge giraffes or they look like they're straining something (only one I'll get will be Star Hopper).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on October 31, 2017, 12:13:56 PM
The Powder pose isn't one of my favorites either. I know some people say it looks like the ponies are stargazing but I want my ponies to be able to look at me.  Coco Berry was one of my least favorite childhood ponies because of her pose.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: alaskaallie on October 31, 2017, 01:29:42 PM
Ooooh I thought of one. I  don't like the dancing butterflies pose like. At all. There is not a single pony in that pose that I want. It just looks awkward to me somehow.

Lol, I think I read somewhere that this pose is known as the "broken neck pose"... I personally like it but I think there are plenty who don't, judging from that description of it!  :lol:

Haha ok good to know I'm not crazy... Was looking through the archives for favorite pose threads and there were soooo many people saying how much they loved this pose and how locket, blueberry baskets, etc were their favorite ponies... Like I totally get why people like the pose, it's dynamic and interesting and there are a lot of pretty ponies in it. I just started noticing that there were ponies that I should want based on their colors or look (blueberry baskets, locket, starglow, etc) that were unappealing and came to the conclusion that it must be because of the pose...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 31, 2017, 03:35:32 PM
Ooooh I thought of one. I  don't like the dancing butterflies pose like. At all. There is not a single pony in that pose that I want. It just looks awkward to me somehow.

Lol, I think I read somewhere that this pose is known as the "broken neck pose"... I personally like it but I think there are plenty who don't, judging from that description of it!  :lol:

Nope. That's the G3 Shell-belle pose.

Post Merge: October 31, 2017, 03:38:03 PM

The Powder pose isn't one of my favorites either. I know some people say it looks like the ponies are stargazing but I want my ponies to be able to look at me.  Coco Berry was one of my least favorite childhood ponies because of her pose.


Ponyfan

I do like the pose, but it took some getting used to, The stomach/barrel area is sloped in such a way that it makes her look llike she's standing on a slope. But the rest of her is straight.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on October 31, 2017, 06:04:45 PM
Some poses are really odd, like some earth pony poses, bowtie pose is freaky. Dancing butterflies too, and gusty pose also. Besides sometimes it doesn’t match the pony, like Gusty should have been in another unicorn pose.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on October 31, 2017, 06:28:58 PM
I don't think I hate any poses now, but I have in the past. I don't like the Sundae Best refit moulds though. They look weird somehow. I did used to hate the CJ pose but now I don't. I came to find it kind of sweet in its own way. Although if you line them all up they look like a dance chorus or something...;)

I don't like when people spell Baby Liquorice's name with a c. It's a real bugbear of mine.

I don't like price guides but am always asking for price checks on ponies so I really am a total hypocrite with that one. I feel like price guides affect pony prices and yet...here I am reinforcing the mindset. Sigh.

I also don't like Dream Valley. I have my reasons. I prefer the Wiki.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on October 31, 2017, 09:51:12 PM
I also don't think I really dislike any poses, at least, not enough to make a big impact on if I want a pony or not. I certainly have poses I like more than others, and poses I'm not the biggest on, but a pony being in the pose I'm not the most fond of won't make me not want her. Color combination is generally the biggest factor for me when it comes to wanting ponies.

My favorite pony, Spring Song, is one though where the pose she's in is why I like her so much. The pose combined with the colors and symbol is very pretty!

Another thing, there aren't any ponies I don't want or would ever pass up on. I'm the sort of collector who just kind of wants more ponies. I'll also keep any variations of ponies I already have that I happen to come across (for example I have two G3 Fluttershy's both in her second pose, and I kept them both because one had a darker body color than the other). I do certainly have favorites, but I could never leave a pony I find in the wild behind, unless it's exactly like one I have already. So my answers on every POTD are either want or have. :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 01, 2017, 01:11:33 AM
The only ponies in poses I couldn't get are the Teeny Tinies, Ballerinas and Mimic pose. There isn't a single pony I like in any of them.

I decided to get one 4.5 for Songbird Serenade, because she reminds me of a winged, Norwegian Fjord and I miiiight spring for Collector's pose Lemondrop and Snuzzle. Other then that, if a pony is pretty enough o disguise it, I can live with an awkward or boring pose. i.e Donkey, Moondancer, G4 etc.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: NightGliderSA on November 01, 2017, 08:49:46 AM
This is probably REALLY unpopular; but I am not sure whether I would be able to leave a MIB pony in her box. I want to touch my ponies. And give them spa days. And I just cannot do that to ponies still in their boxes.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on November 01, 2017, 02:51:45 PM
Yeah, same here really.  I'd hate to get an MIB pony, because the temptation would be too great to take them out of their boxes, because I want to see them in full display, at the very least, but I know that it's bad form to do this, as someone who wants an MIB pony could get mine when I'm gone. 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on November 01, 2017, 05:13:59 PM
Taffeta, I too did not think much of the CJ pose when she first came out, it was as if they had caught her half-way through going somewhere.
Also, G1 Moondancer, such a pretty pony but ugh I still cannot get used to her pose, something does not sit right with her body proportions, IMO.  :angel:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on November 02, 2017, 10:23:44 AM
If you stop and think about the CJ pose it is quite disturbing, because if straightened out her bent leg would be longer than her other legs....
But then, when has realism ever applied to pastel ponies?

Can't remember if I contributed to this thread already, but for my unpopular opinion, I have to say, I'm not really into plushies. I like plastic ponies. Also, I actually like ponies with gimmicks. Especially if they make a noise. Two of my favourite ponies are my German Sweet Talkin' ponies. Ich hab dich liebe! Kammst du mein Haar? <3
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on November 02, 2017, 12:58:33 PM
Also, I actually like ponies with gimmicks. Especially if they make a noise. Two of my favourite ponies are my German Sweet Talkin' ponies. Ich hab dich liebe! Kammst du mein Haar? <3

I love pony gimmicks! The large amount of gimmicks is one of the reasons G1 is my favorite gen!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: forever_cuddles on November 02, 2017, 01:38:34 PM
Is it just me, or do the Princess Ponies look hilarious to everyone else as well? I crack up laughing every time I see those ridiculous eyelashes. They look like Groucho Marx eyebrows!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on November 02, 2017, 02:26:43 PM
Is it just me, or do the Princess Ponies look hilarious to everyone else as well? I crack up laughing every time I see those ridiculous eyelashes. They look like Groucho Marx eyebrows!

They are crazy  :lol: - I think someone did a thread dedicated to them a few months ago  :)  :think:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on November 02, 2017, 03:08:46 PM
Is it just me, or do the Princess Ponies look hilarious to everyone else as well? I crack up laughing every time I see those ridiculous eyelashes. They look like Groucho Marx eyebrows!

They are hilarious and I love them so much.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 02, 2017, 03:43:26 PM
The Eyelash Princesses crack me up.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on November 02, 2017, 03:54:03 PM
Eyelashes princess ponies are freaky looking.

 I hate tinsel in ponies hair as it is hard to brush their hair.

I also hate that the toys didn't follow the tv show. 4-Speed is purple in that not very pale blue as his pony (he looks like a gosht). Or is it the other way round?   :blink:

Honeysuckle is so bossy.

Hated the stop the bats song, because Pinkie, Rarity, Rainbowdash, Applejack, Spike, and Princess Twilight Sparkle. Gang up on Fluttershy, like hello Fluttershy can talk to animals; I think they forgot about that. I was absolutely appalled that Princess Twilight Sparkle would follow Applejack's lead.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on November 02, 2017, 10:50:32 PM
I also hate that the toys didn't follow the tv show. 4-Speed is purple in that not very pale blue as his pony (he looks like a gosht). Or is it the other way round?   :blink:

For me it's the other way around. I don't like the TV show ponies who didn't follow the toys, because the toys came first. Especially Ribbon. I love her electric yellow hair, but I find the throw up yellow green in the show to be rather unpleasant. Minor differences I don't mind though.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on November 02, 2017, 11:10:22 PM
The only time I am really picky about the toys looking exactly like they do in the show is when the toys are way off like the pink Celestia toys. That didn't make any sense because she's white in the show but the first toys of her were all pink.

I don't mind differences in G1 between the toys and the show. Most of them are pretty accurate to the corresponding toy except for hair colors,  I think one of the sea ponies in Rescue from Midnight Castle was colored a little differently than the toy. The one that matches Bowtie's colors.


Ponyfan


Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: brightberry on November 03, 2017, 05:58:30 PM
I didn't mind that the G1 toys and cartoon didn't look alike.  Toys rarely looked like their media counterpart.  And sometimes the harder they tried, the worse it looked.  I would love it if G4 toys looked like G1 toys though.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on November 05, 2017, 12:55:31 PM
The only time I am really picky about the toys looking exactly like they do in the show is when the toys are way off like the pink Celestia toys. That didn't make any sense because she's white in the show but the first toys of her were all pink.

I don't mind differences in G1 between the toys and the show. Most of them are pretty accurate to the corresponding toy except for hair colors,  I think one of the sea ponies in Rescue from Midnight Castle was colored a little differently than the toy. The one that matches Bowtie's colors.


Ponyfan
Fizzy has her hair different in the show as for Whizzer... so l rehaired my toys. I grew up watching the tv show and not the comics so for me the canon should be tv (regarding hair and colors l mean).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Shaz on November 06, 2017, 09:40:15 AM
Thought of another one: Equestria Girls is my favourite part of G4! I love the films and short cartoons, and I love the dolls (though I do wish they had less plastic clothing. But then it is quite fun finding new fabric clothes for them, so I don't mind too much).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on November 06, 2017, 12:18:32 PM
Thought of another one: Equestria Girls is my favourite part of G4! I love the films and short cartoons, and I love the dolls (though I do wish they had less plastic clothing. But then it is quite fun finding new fabric clothes for them, so I don't mind too much).
My favorite part too! I love the movies and the minis, and Sunset Shimmer is my favorite character in all of G4 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on November 06, 2017, 08:34:01 PM
I love the Equestria Girls minis and wish the dolls looked better. Because there is something unsettling about their appearance. Which has lead me to skip the dolls and focus on the minis.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Featherwurm on November 06, 2017, 08:50:19 PM
I hope this isn't too controversial; but for unpopular opinions, I am not comfortable with the legality of Genie, Puppy Luv, and Kitty Luv (etc.).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Priggipopoula on November 07, 2017, 06:13:45 PM
Well here we go:

- I don't like so soft ponies because they accumulate dust
- I'm so sorry for this opinion but...I really HATE chartreuse hair. Is the worst hair color ever for a toy

(Based on this opinions, now you know who is my least favorite pony...)

- Maybe this one can sound weird but actually I don't like baby ponies but im in love with the accesories such as the Baby Buggy and the Lullabye Nursery
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: starstrider on November 09, 2017, 09:41:27 AM
I don't understand why Munchy is so popular... I personally cannot understand why they created a pony covered in fast food.  How is that cute or charming?  Does she work at the Ponyland McDonalds?  "Would you like fries with that?"
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Stormness_1 on November 09, 2017, 11:19:45 AM
I really don't like the new hippogriffs/seaponies. I love the movie art style, but the seaponies are a nope from me. Not even a little bit of interest in buying them or anything to do with them. I would rather have pirate accessories for the mane 6. I'D RATHER HAVE MORE MANE 6 THAN SEAPONIES. I can't believe I actually said that, but it's true. Although I'd probably just keep the pirate accessories (provided they weren't moulded plastic) and move the ponies along, as I'm not a fan of the reboot.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 09, 2017, 06:07:59 PM
I don't like the hyppogriffs either. They don't look anything like a hyppogriff. What's next Hasbroken? A manticore that looks like a pony?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BlackCurtains on November 09, 2017, 10:18:55 PM
A manticore that looks like a pony?

I would welcome anything in G4 that looks like a pony :P

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 11, 2017, 03:13:07 PM
A manticore that looks like a pony?

I would welcome anything in G4 that looks like a pony :P

I'd welcome a pony that actually looks like a pony again.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on November 12, 2017, 02:17:06 PM
I prefer the EQG dolls to the minis :B Can't stand the minis, haha.

I hope this isn't too controversial; but for unpopular opinions, I am not comfortable with the legality of Genie, Puppy Luv, and Kitty Luv (etc.).

I'm glad it's not just me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 19, 2017, 06:10:06 PM
I wanted boys with proper hair, but now that Hasbro's making them, they're in the hideous reboot pose. And they all have roached manes, which I thoroughly despise.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on November 20, 2017, 12:38:00 PM
The only time I am really picky about the toys looking exactly like they do in the show is when the toys are way off like the pink Celestia toys. That didn't make any sense because she's white in the show but the first toys of her were all pink.

I don't mind differences in G1 between the toys and the show. Most of them are pretty accurate to the corresponding toy except for hair colors,  I think one of the sea ponies in Rescue from Midnight Castle was colored a little differently than the toy. The one that matches Bowtie's colors.


Ponyfan
Fizzy has her hair different in the show as for Whizzer... so l rehaired my toys. I grew up watching the tv show and not the comics so for me the canon should be tv (regarding hair and colors l mean).

For me the canon is the backcard story as it comes with the toy, but the comics/tv shows sometimes follow them and sometimes don't...

I think the idea of show accuracy is a modern concept because of G4. For that reason I dislike it (that's my unpopular opinion). Ponies don't have to match the show or the comic. It is a bit of a problem if they don't match their own backcards, though (as happens at times in the UK >.>)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 20, 2017, 02:39:52 PM
Well, with G4 the toys and show are based on the same design art (instead of the animators' interpretations of the toys). Celestia was designed as white, but the big retail chains initially insisted on her toys being pink before they'd stock her because according to their Marketer Logic (which is different from real logic) girls' toys like that need to be pink to sell well. Marketer Logic like that is also why her title is Princess.

I don't really have anything unpopular to contribute myself here, unless "I like BBE babies and tinsel" counts.

I have several things that would be unpopular on brony forums, though. And that's one of several reasons I don't bother with those.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on November 21, 2017, 10:11:45 PM
I agree with Taffeta on show accurate toys. Even if the hair colors were different on the animated versions you still knew it was Fizzy Whizzer or Sewinkle. 

The only time show accurate toys bothered me was with the early pink Celestia toys when she was clearly white. 


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on November 22, 2017, 01:05:00 PM
For me it's if it's a drastic change, regardless of what came first.  I tend to know the show's version first, even though I know that most fans focus on the toyline first, but I don't follow the G4 toys much.  I look at things like Friendship Castle and the toy looks nothing like the show's version, which is strange, because the show version looks like it would make a beautiful toy.

It is even stranger that the people who hated the castle said it was just a ploy to sell toys, because even if it was, they made the toy look like a new thing anyway, so what exactly were they advertising in the show?  Paradise Estate was thrown into G1 in a rather "check this new thing out" kind of way, but at least the toy and the show version look like the same thing.  I'm sure there's differences, but you can tell what you're getting.

I know that most people here start with the toys, especially in pre-G4, but I'm sure there are kids who were fans of the G4 cartoon first, so some of them are going to expect one thing, and get another.

G4 in general seemed to be the worse for show accuracy, in my opinion.  Not only did the Pink Celestia happen, but some of the early non-royal ponies looked very little like the animated version - in fact, they looked like deer.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 22, 2017, 01:41:20 PM
G4's art design is partly to blame with accuracy issues on the ponies. The standard head of non-royal ponies is heavily stylized with a huge eye section and a very stubby muzzle, even moreso than G3.5. I personally think they did an alright job capturing the shape with the headsculpt, but the printing could be off early on. And then there's the fact that G4's animation, especially on the first couple seasons, is really guilty of cheated angle - a toy, since it's an actual physical object, can't duplicate that. As for stuff like the castle, there's obviously some kind of disconnect in the art and design departments. Possibly beta designs being used (that pops up a lot with Transformers), or maybe a complete lack of communication. I guess maybe it's a risk of the concurrent design process for animation and toys, where the art department creates a design and then the animators and toy designers start at the same time from that - revisions and redesigns can fail to get passed along, or the toy designers might be given incomplete information. G1 worked differently - the toy designers would develop a toy, and then the animators would look at that toy and create an artistic interpretation of it for the show.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on November 22, 2017, 02:16:42 PM
In older generations animation was done from the toys and so it was generally done from prototypes. I have no idea with G4 whether there was anything like that involved or if they tried to make a castle based on the animation, but I suspect that the reason there are differences relates to initial sketches or prototypes of products as the TV series is still, essentially, product placement for Hasbro, just with a slightly different weight of focus in their publicity campaign. Hasbro still ultimately want to sell toys.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 22, 2017, 05:28:41 PM
In fairness to the toys, the Friendship Rainbow Kingdom actually does resemble the non-tree part of the castle. The tower roofs, fences, and gate match up with what's seen on the show version, though of course liberties were taken with color and also with adding the slide for more play value.

My image searching for pics of that also turned up images of a "Twilight's Kingdom" playset that's a bit more compressed so as to incorporate the tree section, and is somehat closer to the show color scheme.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 25, 2017, 05:33:15 AM
I don't like Honeysuckle, Lily, Wingsong and Cloud Puff. I wish they'd made more Flutters on the Wingsong and Cloud Puff poses.

I love chartruese and I think its factory name, Electric Banana is hilarious!


I like the Sweet Talkin Ponies.

I'd rather have JUST  the Soda Sippin's accessories. Though if I had to have the ponies, I'd be super evil and pay someone to fill in and paint their ridiculous, upper lip holes.

As I have slowly been exposed to Moomins, I realize that Friendly and Eager's mould, kinda-sorta reminds me of the claymation version of the Groke, only more cheerful-like. Plus, I'd switch out a bushwoolie or two and stick the princess with a mould I like more.



Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on November 29, 2017, 12:58:31 PM
Lets not forget that the g1 animation committed some shocking faux pas over playsets, including how baby Cuddles entered Lullabye nursery but ended up in Paradise Estate (or vice versa) so animators are not always reliable for rhat product representation.

If we are talking flutter poses, I don,t like the Cloud Puff pose. I feel like she has mumps. I am pretty sure that pose put me off buying Wind Drifter and onto buying Tropi as a child.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on November 29, 2017, 02:45:06 PM
Lets not forget that the g1 animation committed some shocking faux pas over playsets, including how baby Cuddles entered Lullabye nursery but ended up in Paradise Estate (or vice versa) so animators are not always reliable for rhat product representation.

I've never noticed that before and now I want to rewatch the whole series to try and find it..
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on November 29, 2017, 05:40:52 PM
Lets not forget that the g1 animation committed some shocking faux pas over playsets, including how baby Cuddles entered Lullabye nursery but ended up in Paradise Estate (or vice versa) so animators are not always reliable for rhat product representation.

I've never noticed that before and now I want to rewatch the whole series to try and find it..


I found it. I had to screenshot part of the scene. :) It's from Revolt of Paradise Estate

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Baby Cuddles sees the window on the side of the Lullabye Nursery

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Baby Cuddles gets in Lullabye Nursery's basement


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Baby Cuddles is in Paradise Estate Maybe there was a secret passage way?  :lol:


I'm not a big fan of Sweet Scoops. She's pretty, but she's very similar to Sundae Best Sherbet. They could be twin sisters.

Ponyfan


Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on November 30, 2017, 01:52:25 AM
Cookies to Ponyfan ;) . As a child I had 2 VHS tapes with MLP on, the one I watched most was that one and Ice Cream Wars and Revolt of PE was my favourite (and inspired my deep love of Paradise no doubt). And that random merging of buildings always confused me xD.

See, I love Sweet Scoops but not so much Sorbet Surprise (UK name). I like Sweet Scoops' pose and her symbols remind me of a scratch and sniff book I had as a kid with a scented ice cream at the end ;) I genuinely don't care for her current price value now, though. I only have her and her charm thanks to an amazing pony friend...her price is silly considering how similar the colours are between those two ponies.

(She is classier than Rapunzel though. My unpopular probably more popular opinion that has almost certainly been said earlier in the thread)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on November 30, 2017, 03:12:21 PM
Lets not forget that the g1 animation committed some shocking faux pas over playsets, including how baby Cuddles entered Lullabye nursery but ended up in Paradise Estate (or vice versa) so animators are not always reliable for rhat product representation.

I've never noticed that before and now I want to rewatch the whole series to try and find it..


I found it. I had to screenshot part of the scene. :) It's from Revolt of Paradise Estate

[pics]

Ah, thanks for the pics! I'd never have noticed this, y'all have sharper eyes than me XD

(She is classier than Rapunzel though. My unpopular probably more popular opinion that has almost certainly been said earlier in the thread)

I'm with you on this one. Rapunzel's impressive, I guess (that hair!), but I can't say she appeals to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 02, 2017, 04:20:46 PM
If we are talking flutter poses, I don,t like the Cloud Puff pose. I feel like she has mumps.

Haha, so true. XD Still love the pose though.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on December 02, 2017, 05:51:40 PM
All Flutters look like they have mumps
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on December 02, 2017, 06:18:42 PM
Yes, when you strip away the wings and hair, the Flutters do look a little strange  :lol:

I think it is the whole combo that brings them to life - just think how lovely your otherwise-wingless Flutters look once you make them a pair of custom wings!  :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 02, 2017, 06:22:00 PM
I like making cross-gen families.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 02, 2017, 06:33:45 PM
All Flutters look like they have mumps

Hrm, not so much. Though I accept you might have a point with the walking pose ones...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 02, 2017, 11:41:45 PM
Well, judging by a bunch of comments I've seen here, I guess maybe "I really like the Honeysuckle pose and think it looks the most elegant of the Flutter poses" might be an unpopular opinion
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 03, 2017, 09:37:35 AM
Well, judging by a bunch of comments I've seen here, I guess maybe "I really like the Honeysuckle pose and think it looks the most elegant of the Flutter poses" might be an unpopular opinion

Haha xD Sorry ;) I actually really like the pose as well. I just never thought about it being mumpish until Pierlala commented...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 03, 2017, 03:00:53 PM



I had fun trying to find the scene and taking the screenshots. :) I found another strange animation choice in Ghost of Paradise Estate.

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I guess for me having two ponies with the same body color, hair color and symbols related to ice cream is what makes me not like Sweet Scoops as much as Sherbet although I do love the Shy/Bowtie pose  and Sweet Scoops symbol more than Sherbet's.  Maybe it's  because I got Sherbet first from a friend. I would look through the mail order pamphlets and dream about owning the ponies in them. I never sent away for the mail orders though.

On the subject of flutter ponies, I didn't know that some people dislike the alternate head (big eyes?) flutter ponies. Honeysuckle is one of my childhood ponies and when I found her in a box and posted pictures one of the first comments I got was that I had a big head/big eyes) alternate flutter.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 03, 2017, 03:24:44 PM



I had fun trying to find the scene and taking the screenshots. :) I found another strange animation choice in Ghost of Paradise Estate.

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Ponyfan

Because windows are overrated? Or all the ponies are now vampires? Or did someone tell them that that pale pink hair can fade and Posey and Lickety Split went on strike unless the windows were removed?

...I am off topic.



Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Lilja on December 03, 2017, 05:38:24 PM



I had fun trying to find the scene and taking the screenshots. :) I found another strange animation choice in Ghost of Paradise Estate.

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I think maybe this is not the same building as the Lullabye Nursery? Maybe. The original nursery was next to Dream Castle, and we see this pink building next to Paradise Estate. Perhaps the ponies built a new nursery next to PE after they moved there? This pink nursery kind of looks like an extension of PE with the colors and the door. We see them working on its interior in "The Ghost of Paradise Estate", and the baby ponies are sleeping at the estate, possibly because the new nursery is not ready to move into yet?

But, we also see the original Lullabye Nursery again in later episodes ("The Revolt of Paradise Estate" among them), so... I don't really know. Either way you turn it, it doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 04, 2017, 03:43:38 AM



I had fun trying to find the scene and taking the screenshots. :) I found another strange animation choice in Ghost of Paradise Estate.

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I think maybe this is not the same building as the Lullabye Nursery? Maybe. The original nursery was next to Dream Castle, and we see this pink building next to Paradise Estate. Perhaps the ponies built a new nursery next to PE after they moved there? This pink nursery kind of looks like an extension of PE with the colors and the door. We see them working on its interior in "The Ghost of Paradise Estate", and the baby ponies are sleeping at the estate, possibly because the new nursery is not ready to move into yet?

But, we also see the original Lullabye Nursery again in later episodes ("The Revolt of Paradise Estate" among them), so... I don't really know. Either way you turn it, it doesn't make sense.

It never made sense to me that the adults slept in the castle and the babies were banished to a separate building to fend for themselves.  How did they not get kidnapped more often?  And what was with the episodes where the first tooth babies were responsible for the newborns?  I liked the idea of the nursery but I think the use of it in the cartoons made the adults look really irresponsible.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: achab1984 on December 04, 2017, 04:05:58 AM
Rapunzel is not bad but I would never spent what she is going for! I would have to find one super cheap to get her. And we all know that will NEVER happen!

Those BBE baby ponies! I could of got them all for .99 cents each but could not do it. They just don't do it for me. :(

Sea Ponies are another one I just have never really got into. I have one for sale right now in my collection.

Never cared for the G2 ponies from day one. I have never had one in person though in my collection. I just cant fall for them.

I loved when the G3 ponies first came out! There were some that I just could not get into though. Some of those 3D ponies turned me off. When the core seven came out I was done! :(

The same goes for the G3.5 ponies. I cant get into those either! Sorry Hasbro but the G4 ponies have lost me forever! I might have four in my collection but I don't think I can do anymore.
 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 04, 2017, 11:40:32 AM


It never made sense to me that the adults slept in the castle and the babies were banished to a separate building to fend for themselves.  How did they not get kidnapped more often?  And what was with the episodes where the first tooth babies were responsible for the newborns?  I liked the idea of the nursery but I think the use of it in the cartoons made the adults look really irresponsible.
 


Come to think of it, leaving the babies alone so much in the nursery doesn't seem like such a good idea unless it's protected by magic somehow?  Maybe an adult pony stayed in the nursery with them at night?
I never understood why the cartoons decided to make Baby Quackers quack like duck after every sentence. None of the other babies do this but I always find it annoying.

Ponyfan

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 04, 2017, 11:43:05 AM



I had fun trying to find the scene and taking the screenshots. :) I found another strange animation choice in Ghost of Paradise Estate.

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I think maybe this is not the same building as the Lullabye Nursery? Maybe. The original nursery was next to Dream Castle, and we see this pink building next to Paradise Estate. Perhaps the ponies built a new nursery next to PE after they moved there? This pink nursery kind of looks like an extension of PE with the colors and the door. We see them working on its interior in "The Ghost of Paradise Estate", and the baby ponies are sleeping at the estate, possibly because the new nursery is not ready to move into yet?

But, we also see the original Lullabye Nursery again in later episodes ("The Revolt of Paradise Estate" among them), so... I don't really know. Either way you turn it, it doesn't make sense.

It never made sense to me that the adults slept in the castle and the babies were banished to a separate building to fend for themselves.  How did they not get kidnapped more often?  And what was with the episodes where the first tooth babies were responsible for the newborns?  I liked the idea of the nursery but I think the use of it in the cartoons made the adults look really irresponsible.

That's why UK ponylore makes much more sense than anything in the animation (I can say that here, it's the Unpopular Opinions thread!) I think most of what happens in the animation is cute but ultimately if you take it apart to grass roots level a lot of it doesn't make sense, like the above. No wonder the poor twins get abducted and turned into pets.

In the UK there was a designated ponyland babysitter/nurse pony to take care of the babies. The first ponyland nurse was Cotton Candy, but the first I remember being really involved with the baby ponies as well as with medical stuff was Gusty, then Lollipop (Sweet Tooth). Later Caramel Crunch did a lot of that kind of stuff as well. Also the adult ponies often taught the baby ponies things or were involved in things. I've flicked through my comic issues and there's one cover of Masquerade taking the newborn twins out, one of Caramel Crunch and Sand Digger helping newborn ponies decorate a Christmas tree, etc. I also remember a story about the baby first tooth ponies and they're arguing and causing problems...I think it is the Slitherwigs and Ladders story..? I remember Chief and a couple of other adults dragged into it trying to solve the baby ponies' crisis and teach them to work together or something along those lines...

Ok, so the comic didn't always make sense but at least it had a form of baby pony childcare, education and mentoring that the animation really didn't have...(unless you count Megan lying to the baby ponies to trick them into going to bed?)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 04, 2017, 12:56:48 PM
Every time I find out something new about the UK pony lore, I like it even more. :) 

In the cartoon at times it seems like the adults let the babies wander around on their own until something bad happens to them and then they must rescue them What was Megan thinking when she let 3 baby ponies go backstage to meet Bright Lights and Zeb alone?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Lilja on December 04, 2017, 04:16:28 PM
In the UK there was a designated ponyland babysitter/nurse pony to take care of the babies. The first ponyland nurse was Cotton Candy, but the first I remember being really involved with the baby ponies as well as with medical stuff was Gusty, then Lollipop (Sweet Tooth). Later Caramel Crunch did a lot of that kind of stuff as well. Also the adult ponies often taught the baby ponies things or were involved in things. I've flicked through my comic issues and there's one cover of Masquerade taking the newborn twins out, one of Caramel Crunch and Sand Digger helping newborn ponies decorate a Christmas tree, etc. I also remember a story about the baby first tooth ponies and they're arguing and causing problems...I think it is the Slitherwigs and Ladders story..? I remember Chief and a couple of other adults dragged into it trying to solve the baby ponies' crisis and teach them to work together or something along those lines...

Ok, so the comic didn't always make sense but at least it had a form of baby pony childcare, education and mentoring that the animation really didn't have...(unless you count Megan lying to the baby ponies to trick them into going to bed?)

It seems kind of implied in "Escape From Catrina" that Posey acts as a caretaker for the baby ponies (with Megan taking over the role on her visit), but like pretty much everything else on the show it's super vague. It's like the writers go out of their way to not address things, just so they can make up whatever they need to later.

But yeah, as for unpopular opinions, I do agree that the original G1 show is generally a mess with very little artistic merit. But I still have lots of nostalgia for it, and if I'm in the mood for it, it can be entertaining for what it is. I read some of the UK comic as a child and again as an adult, but not much of it has stuck with me. That could be in part due to the huge amount of stories and characters to keep track of. For sure it had more effort put into the characterization and world building than the cartoon did. Maybe I'll try to immerse myself in it again at some point in the future.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 04, 2017, 04:23:32 PM
Every time I find out something new about the UK pony lore, I like it even more. :) 

In the cartoon at times it seems like the adults let the babies wander around on their own until something bad happens to them and then they must rescue them What was Megan thinking when she let 3 baby ponies go backstage to meet Bright Lights and Zeb alone?


Ponyfan

Different time period. It was okay to let kids wander a little. I used to roam my neighborhood and grocery store in elementary. In 5th and 6th grade I would walk to my best friend's house as long as I had permission. We would also walk home from school together sometimes when our folks couldn't pick us up. But at that age no, Megan TOTALLY dropped the ball.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 04, 2017, 04:53:40 PM
I used to go with a friend walking his dog through the village where I went to school when I was about ten. I can't navigate, but fortunately he could, and his dogs were so well behaved even I wasn't scared of them. But that was a small village...pretty sure Mum wouldn't have let me wander on my own in a bigger area. (Or maybe just because I got lost). As for ponyland, you'd think they'd get a clue from all the bad things that happened to baby ponies when they weren't being watched...

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 05, 2017, 05:09:50 PM
I enjoy the cartoons but sometimes it seems like the ponies are easy targets for anyone wanting to try to take over. The villains always start with the ponies and usually manage to capture at least one of them.

Ponyfan



Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: starryeyed on December 06, 2017, 09:55:11 PM
I dont actively collect g4 because i feel the fact that most toys are based around only 6 characters is not fun! I prefer older gens because they're just so much more collectible you know?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 06, 2017, 10:37:16 PM
I don't like the bubbles pose, as to me it looks like they should be glued onto wood to make bookends
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on December 07, 2017, 01:40:56 AM
I love neon yellow hair :blush:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on December 07, 2017, 03:15:47 AM
I love neon yellow hair :blush:

Same here! I wish its color didn't bleed onto other things, but I really like the color itself! I love bright ponies!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 07, 2017, 03:28:33 AM
I love neon yellow hair :blush:

Me too.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 07, 2017, 01:00:32 PM
I love neon yellow hair :blush:

Me too.

And me! So believed Shady's hair glowed in the dark when I was a kid because it was so bright!!

I guess this is a more popular opinion than anyone thought ;)

I also don't much like the sitting pose. I would have rather had Bubbles and Seashell standing.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pierlala on December 07, 2017, 04:56:10 PM
I don't care for Nirvana ponies that much. But I do enjoy seeing them in other people's collections. Most Nirvanas I have are Italy ones which I have not deliberatly collected because they are "Nirvana". But mostly because Italy ponirs are so easy to get in the Netherlands. And I never paid much attenrion to which country ponies were coming from. If I happen to have a Italy pony. I don't usually feel the need to have the Hong Kong or China version and vice versa.

I would never spend hundereds of euros on a Nirvana. They just feel a bit off to me as to me it is just one of many different versions of one specific pony. Feels a bit like a waste.

Also, my favorite G1s are Posey, Kiss Curl and Tootsie. They are underestimated yet awesome. I have a small Posey army. :blush:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 07, 2017, 06:15:54 PM
I love neon yellow hair :blush:

Me too! It's actually one of my favourites. :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 07, 2017, 07:00:13 PM
This one is probably really controversial and I don't mean offense to anyone who uses the term but, I hate the term pony cancer. I think its kinda, I dunno, wrong to use that word when so many have suffered or lost to it. Either directly or by proxy of a loved one.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on December 07, 2017, 11:24:17 PM
This one is probably really controversial and I don't mean offense to anyone who uses the term but, I hate the term pony cancer. I think its kinda, I dunno, wrong to use that word when so many have suffered or lost to it. Either directly or by proxy of a loved one.

I agree with this.

Also I don't like the sitting pose.

I can't remember if I put this in this thread, but I prefer simple ponies over ones with gimmicks.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 07, 2017, 11:34:31 PM
I like the Soda Sippin ponies and their ice cream floats.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 08, 2017, 12:18:49 AM
I like the Soda Sippin ponies and their ice cream floats.



Ponyfan

They are gorgeous girls and their accessories are really fun.  But I guess Hasbro forgot what mouths were.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on December 08, 2017, 01:45:56 AM
This one is probably really controversial and I don't mean offense to anyone who uses the term but, I hate the term pony cancer. I think its kinda, I dunno, wrong to use that word when so many have suffered or lost to it. Either directly or by proxy of a loved one.
I agree. I remember reading somewhere that on eBay, a buyer messaged a seller "does she have cancer" or something along the lines of that, and the seller was very hurt and shocked because she had a loved one die from actual cancer :( I feel like it is insensitive.
I like the Soda Sippin ponies and their ice cream floats.



Ponyfan
Me too! I love their color schemes!

I'm surprised at how many people like neon yellow hair, I thought everyone hated it, haha :biggrin: I'm glad people like it :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 09, 2017, 09:11:57 AM
This one is probably really controversial and I don't mean offense to anyone who uses the term but, I hate the term pony cancer. I think its kinda, I dunno, wrong to use that word when so many have suffered or lost to it. Either directly or by proxy of a loved one.

I agree with this.

Also I don't like the sitting pose.

I can't remember if I put this in this thread, but I prefer simple ponies over ones with gimmicks.

I agree with LAW's comment and the above comments about simple ponies over gimmicks. Rainbow and TE level gimmicks though I am fine with, just I like the old school ponies better.

I also dislike the use of pony cancer. I dislike most of the terms we use for flaws because frankly they don't make sense to me and never have, I have no idea what inspired half of them. But a lot of people in my familiy have been affected by cancer. It's not an appropriate term for a plastic toy. Unfortunately just saying that won't change anything, because people have been objecting to its use for years, but it still gets used...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on December 09, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
Also, my favorite G1s are Posey, Kiss Curl and Tootsie. They are underestimated yet awesome. I have a small Posey army. :blush:

Posey is so pretty, I agree that she is so underrated!
Good old Tootsie, love her colours, it would have been great to see her in another pose, though!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on December 09, 2017, 11:45:10 PM
I prefer Cascade and her green waterfall to Sprinkles and her white one. Cascade is one of my very favourite ponies and I think she is tremendously underrated/forgotten about.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 09, 2017, 11:59:07 PM
This one is probably really controversial and I don't mean offense to anyone who uses the term but, I hate the term pony cancer. I think its kinda, I dunno, wrong to use that word when so many have suffered or lost to it. Either directly or by proxy of a loved one.

I agree with this.

Also I don't like the sitting pose.

I can't remember if I put this in this thread, but I prefer simple ponies over ones with gimmicks.

I agree with LAW's comment and the above comments about simple ponies over gimmicks. Rainbow and TE level gimmicks though I am fine with, just I like the old school ponies better.

I also dislike the use of pony cancer. I dislike most of the terms we use for flaws because frankly they don't make sense to me and never have, I have no idea what inspired half of them. But a lot of people in my familiy have been affected by cancer. It's not an appropriate term for a plastic toy. Unfortunately just saying that won't change anything, because people have been objecting to its use for years, but it still gets used...

 :( :hug:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 09, 2017, 11:59:33 PM
I prefer Cascade and her green waterfall to Sprinkles and her white one. Cascade is one of my very favourite ponies and I think she is tremendously underrated/forgotten about.

Me too. I wish we'd gotten Cascade.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SkyCakes on December 10, 2017, 12:19:23 AM
I prefer Cascade and her green waterfall to Sprinkles and her white one. Cascade is one of my very favourite ponies and I think she is tremendously underrated/forgotten about.

Me too. I wish we'd gotten Cascade.

ditto, I never can find her sometimes shes so hard to find. I think shes pretty. Maybe someday I shall get her. Until then I just gaze at her beauty. Not that I like sprinkles but Cascade is just so different.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 10, 2017, 01:25:21 AM
I prefer Cascade and her green waterfall to Sprinkles and her white one. Cascade is one of my very favourite ponies and I think she is tremendously underrated/forgotten about.

Me too. I wish we'd gotten Cascade.

ditto, I never can find her sometimes shes so hard to find. I think shes pretty. Maybe someday I shall get her. Until then I just gaze at her beauty. Not that I like sprinkles but Cascade is just so different.

We had both but Sprinkles is a lot more common here than Cascade. :/ I don't really know why that is. It seems like they both went on sale around the same time, but I suppose we must have had more Sprinkles sets than Cascade ones...

Sprinkles was in the comics a far bit. Cascade is in one annual but never in the comics :/

I also like Cascade more :/
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 10, 2017, 02:31:49 AM
*  :throw: gets ready to dodge fakies* I used to use the term "pony cancer" before I realized it was offensive to people and have since stopped using it.

Add me to the group that likes Cascade better than Sprinkles.  :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lockette on December 10, 2017, 02:50:16 AM
- I don't like Sprinkles at ALL, she always looked like a faded Firefly to me.
- also I hate the Firefly pose.
- most of the G3 ponies after the head-turn change look awful. I've passed on ponies whose design I loved but she looked too much like a camel (RIP Daffidazey).
- G3 Chocolate Chipper seems beloved (at least on tumblr?) but I hate her! she's so generic pink-and-purple with the design being an afterthought slapped on there. I wish she had some yellows, creams, dark reds or navys, maybe brown??? worked into her design, ughh.
- if there's a nirvana pony I want, I would never be happy with a custom of her.
- I can't watch the G1 cartoon as an adult, it just has zero artistic merit and even nostalgia isn't enough to make it enjoyable for me. I think "Rescue at Midnight Castle" is pretty enjoyable for a children's 80s cartoon, it's a good sick day movie.
- don't like the G4 toy line! MLP has always been dozens and dozens of unique pony "characters" to collect, and releasing the same characters over and over isn't why I like collecting MLP. it also feels cheaply-made (that hair!).
- I just loathe FiM Pinkie Pie.

aaah that felt good to get out.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on December 10, 2017, 03:57:47 AM
*  :throw:gets ready to dodge fakies* I used to use the term "pony cancer" before I realized it was offensive to people and have since stopped using it.

Add me to the group that likes Cascade better than Sprinkles.  :)

^^ me too, for both comments! Hmm but what new term could we use to describe those specific brown dots?

Ah, Cascade, my surprise Christmas present one year, I never knew she/playset existed until then! I have the playset still, but Cascade is awol... I have since got a couple of replacements though  :) Yes I agree that Sprinkles does remind me of a faded Firefly!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on December 10, 2017, 04:12:46 AM
*  :throw:gets ready to dodge fakies* I used to use the term "pony cancer" before I realized it was offensive to people and have since stopped using it.

Add me to the group that likes Cascade better than Sprinkles.  :)

^^ me too, for both comments! Hmm but what new term could we use to describe those specific brown dots?

We already have one, "age spots".
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 10, 2017, 02:44:27 PM
I think Sprinkles would have been much prettier in blue like the prototype we saw in the commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuWQQTPtiUo


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 10, 2017, 03:13:33 PM
I think Sprinkles would have been much prettier in blue like the prototype we saw in the commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuWQQTPtiUo


Ponyfan

That would have been very lovey, at least if her symbol was a different color.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on December 10, 2017, 03:58:44 PM
I would have loved a deep blue Sprinkles. I wonder why they decided to change her color last minute, as she was already blue on the box and other merchandise like magnets and school supplies.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 10, 2017, 04:08:49 PM
She would have been soo pretty in blue.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on December 10, 2017, 06:48:01 PM
What a pity - she looks gorgeous in that pretty blue!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Stormness_1 on December 10, 2017, 07:46:17 PM
I too prefer Cascade - I always thought that must have been uncommon, because when I got about 8th in the Arena Derby and she was my no. 1 choice for a prize, I never in a million years thought it would be her landing in my letterbox, but it was! I couldn't believe that no-one else of those 8 people had chosen Cascade!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on December 11, 2017, 08:10:50 PM
I actually like the term "cutie mark." I still use "symbol" when talking about G1 and G2.

I also really love the new seaponies and hippogriffs. I've been wanting G4 to have more variety in species and getting two new species was a big surprise. I just wish the hippogriffs had cutie marks. They are half-pony, aren't they?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on December 11, 2017, 11:01:31 PM
I wish the new not-ponies had symbols, too! The sea ponies being blank doesn't bother me, since G1 sea ponies didn't have symbols either (yeah, I know about the ones w/ necklaces, but still), but I really don't understand why the Breezies/hippogriffs don't have symbols.. another problem I have with the "cutie mark" ~lore~ - it excludes non-ponies! :P They just don't look like they're part of the MLP line without symbols, to me.. If that makes sense.

(what I find really weird is that despite all this, Zecora has a symbol, even though she's a zebra and it seems that in G4, only ponies have symbols.. :s weird. I mean, I LIKE that she has one, but it just seems like an odd exception. I guess perhaps they hadn't figured out the 'rules' at the time, or something? Still weird, though.)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Nilenna on December 13, 2017, 03:08:22 PM
I like this thread... but don't have any answers right now... I'll probably come back to it later.  :silly:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 13, 2017, 05:01:58 PM
I wish the new not-ponies had symbols, too! The sea ponies being blank doesn't bother me, since G1 sea ponies didn't have symbols either (yeah, I know about the ones w/ necklaces, but still), but I really don't understand why the Breezies/hippogriffs don't have symbols.. another problem I have with the "cutie mark" ~lore~ - it excludes non-ponies! :P They just don't look like they're part of the MLP line without symbols, to me.. If that makes sense.

(what I find really weird is that despite all this, Zecora has a symbol, even though she's a zebra and it seems that in G4, only ponies have symbols.. :s weird. I mean, I LIKE that she has one, but it just seems like an odd exception. I guess perhaps they hadn't figured out the 'rules' at the time, or something? Still weird, though.)

It would have been a nice nod to the Pony Friends and Pretty Pals
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on December 13, 2017, 05:52:02 PM

(what I find really weird is that despite all this, Zecora has a symbol, even though she's a zebra and it seems that in G4, only ponies have symbols.. :s weird. I mean, I LIKE that she has one, but it just seems like an odd exception. I guess perhaps they hadn't figured out the 'rules' at the time, or something? Still weird, though.)
I know it's listed as a cutie mark in the wiki, but has anyone actually officially stated that this is what Zecora's symbol is?  I've always kind of viewed it as something else.  I don't know what, but I always thought it was meant to be something else entirely.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on December 13, 2017, 08:18:32 PM

(what I find really weird is that despite all this, Zecora has a symbol, even though she's a zebra and it seems that in G4, only ponies have symbols.. :s weird. I mean, I LIKE that she has one, but it just seems like an odd exception. I guess perhaps they hadn't figured out the 'rules' at the time, or something? Still weird, though.)
I know it's listed as a cutie mark in the wiki, but has anyone actually officially stated that this is what Zecora's symbol is?  I've always kind of viewed it as something else.  I don't know what, but I always thought it was meant to be something else entirely.

I always figured it just was her "stripe pattern" because zebras each have their own pattern of stripes, kind of like fingerprints.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 13, 2017, 08:32:18 PM

(what I find really weird is that despite all this, Zecora has a symbol, even though she's a zebra and it seems that in G4, only ponies have symbols.. :s weird. I mean, I LIKE that she has one, but it just seems like an odd exception. I guess perhaps they hadn't figured out the 'rules' at the time, or something? Still weird, though.)
I know it's listed as a cutie mark in the wiki, but has anyone actually officially stated that this is what Zecora's symbol is?  I've always kind of viewed it as something else.  I don't know what, but I always thought it was meant to be something else entirely.

I always figured it just was her "stripe pattern" because zebras each have their own pattern of stripes, kind of like fingerprints.

It's a swirling sun with triangles.  :blink: Maybe its tribal paint or tattoo?

My unpopular opinion is that I don't think its automatically racially insensitive, for certain animals to be from certain areas in the world. Because you know, its not like zebras occur naturally in New York, or buffalo roam the streets of London.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RavenPaw on December 15, 2017, 07:38:43 AM
I also really love the new seaponies and hippogriffs. I've been wanting G4 to have more variety in species and getting two new species was a big surprise. I just wish the hippogriffs had cutie marks. They are half-pony, aren't they?

I'm crazy about the G4 sea ponies and hippogriffs too.  I love them, but I also wish they had symbols.  I can see how it would be hard to give sea ponies symbols given their body shape, but the hippogriffs at least should have symbols.

- I don't like Sprinkles at ALL, she always looked like a faded Firefly to me.
- also I hate the Firefly pose.
- most of the G3 ponies after the head-turn change look awful. I've passed on ponies whose design I loved but she looked too much like a camel (RIP Daffidazey).
- G3 Chocolate Chipper seems beloved (at least on tumblr?) but I hate her! she's so generic pink-and-purple with the design being an afterthought slapped on there. I wish she had some yellows, creams, dark reds or navys, maybe brown??? worked into her design, ughh.
- if there's a nirvana pony I want, I would never be happy with a custom of her.
- I can't watch the G1 cartoon as an adult, it just has zero artistic merit and even nostalgia isn't enough to make it enjoyable for me. I think "Rescue at Midnight Castle" is pretty enjoyable for a children's 80s cartoon, it's a good sick day movie.
- don't like the G4 toy line! MLP has always been dozens and dozens of unique pony "characters" to collect, and releasing the same characters over and over isn't why I like collecting MLP. it also feels cheaply-made (that hair!).
- I just loathe FiM Pinkie Pie.

aaah that felt good to get out.

I like Sprinkles because she was a childhood pony, but she is very pale.  I don't like the mail order version at all, it definitely looks like a faded Firefly.

I agree G3 ponies didn't look as good after they could turn their heads.

I hate that about the G4 line as well, that they repeat the same characters over and over.  Although that seems to be a pretty popular opinion.  Oh well, at least it gives my wallet a break and saves more money for G1 ponies.  I also hate how they are not as good quality as older generations.

I also hate Pinkie Pie.  :P


Oh, also, I don't like the term "pony cancer" mostly because it's just inaccurate, ponies don't get cancer, they're plastic.  But they do age, so I always use the term age spots.  But now that I know that people find it insensitive I will be doubly sure not to use it!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Brightglowpony on December 15, 2017, 08:09:45 AM
This is a fun thread.   ^.^  I love that blue Sprinkles and have long hoped somehow that prototype turns up someday!  I also enjoyed the G4 sea ponies and hippogriffs in the movie.   

My unpopular opinion is I really like Ringlet in the Rainbow Curl set, and feel she is overlooked.  She is a childhood pony and as a kid I always imagined she was super special because her symbol is near her shoulder and her wings are painted different shades of pastels.  Because of her being the only pony like this, I thought she was/should be sought after and fetch prices like Mimic, but turns out that is not the case at all!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 15, 2017, 11:12:53 AM
^ I thought she was popular too! I didn't know she was overlooked so often. She's one of my favourite ponies as well. ^.^
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 15, 2017, 01:30:48 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.

I’m surprised that G1 Twilight the unicorn isn’t more popular. When a lot of people name favorite ponies I don’t see her mentioned as much as Moondancer and Glory. Speaking of Glory, she’s not one of my favorite ponies.


In G4 I think Thorax is an interesting character and I like him much better than Duscord.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 15, 2017, 04:39:24 PM
Ringlet is the only pony I do like in the Rainbow Curl set.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Brightglowpony on December 15, 2017, 05:06:52 PM
I'm glad other people like Ringlet too!  Ponyfan, that's true about Twilight.  It seems like the favorite unicorns are usually Moondancer, Glory, and Gusty.  I also really like Sparkler! 
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 15, 2017, 05:16:09 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.

I’m surprised that G1 Twilight the unicorn isn’t more popular. When a lot of people name favorite ponies I don’t see her mentioned as much as Moondancer and Glory. Speaking of Glory, she’s not one of my favorite ponies.


In G4 I think Thorax is an interesting character and I like him much better than Duscord.

Ponyfan

I like Glory, but she's not my favorite.

 I'll admit, I like Twilight, but never thought she would be a favorite of mine. She wasn't even on my wishlist and I traded for her on a whim. It was Instant Love people!

Mine goes:
Gusty
Twilight
Moondancer
Powder
Skyflier
Sparkler
Glory
Sunbeam

 I think Skyflier is an underrated beauty.

I don't like Baby Sea Poppy. She's kinda dull.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on December 15, 2017, 05:48:10 PM
I love Ringlet!! I really like her colours and her unique wings/symbol, I think she's gorgeous. I had no idea she was overlooked!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 15, 2017, 06:03:13 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.

I’m surprised that G1 Twilight the unicorn isn’t more popular. When a lot of people name favorite ponies I don’t see her mentioned as much as Moondancer and Glory. Speaking of Glory, she’s not one of my favorite ponies.


In G4 I think Thorax is an interesting character and I like him much better than Duscord.

Ponyfan

I like Glory, but she's not my favorite.

 I'll admit, I like Twilight, but never thought she would be a favorite of mine. She wasn't even on my wishlist and I traded for her on a whim. It was Instant Love people!

Mine goes:
Gusty
Twilight
Moondancer
Powder
Skyflier
Sparkler
Glory
Sunbeam

 I think Skyflier is an underrated beauty.

I don't like Baby Sea Poppy. She's kinda dull.



I think Baby Sea Poppy's cute but that might be because of all the fun pics that I took of her and Lilly Drop playing tricks on each other.  :lol:
Pink/white is pretty but Hasbro used that combonation many times already.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 15, 2017, 06:09:45 PM
Yeah, that's pretty much why I'm not fond of her. Its an overused color scheme and I'm like eh. But whatever floats your boat. I do like that one Secret Surprise pony though.

I don't care what anyone says about Puddles n Peeks symbol. That's not the wind beneath their wings and those birds are clearly out to ruin someone's day. I think its hilarious! :haha:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 15, 2017, 10:16:07 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.



Really unpopular opinion coming up now. That name for that pony really really offends me.

Rainbow Magic is a really special pony in my childhood. I've mentioned it before, but her story over here said she could grant wishes, and I chose her when my mother was ill because I wanted to wish for her to get better. As a child, I believed Rainbow Magic granted that wish, so I consider her really precious. (That's the reason my sister bought me the Fluttershy she did to go to Japan, because Rainbow Magic has that meaning for us both).

Because of that, I really cannot stand the laziness of the naming of this pony in the US. I am not generally a fan of US names but I don't usually find them actively offensive. This one offends me because I can't stand that such a beautiful, special, meaningful pony should have been given a name that maybe took ten seconds of looking at her concept art to decide on. All of the set have pretty lazy names, but only hers really offends me. The fact that its necessary to say what set she has come from before her name just proves how unoriginal it is.

She's worth more than that, Hasbro. She's Rainbow Magic, for goodness sake!

As for the unicorns, I am on the Glory bandwagon and have been since I was about five so can't really comment on that ;)

Puddles and Peeks' symbol. LAW...you are trying to ruin these poor twins for me;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on December 15, 2017, 10:19:28 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.



Really unpopular opinion coming up now. That name for that pony really really offends me.

Rainbow Magic is a really special pony in my childhood. I've mentioned it before, but her story over here said she could grant wishes, and I chose her when my mother was ill because I wanted to wish for her to get better. As a child, I believed Rainbow Magic granted that wish, so I consider her really precious. (That's the reason my sister bought me the Fluttershy she did to go to Japan, because Rainbow Magic has that meaning for us both).

Because of that, I really cannot stand the laziness of the naming of this set in the US. I am not generally a fan of US names but I don't usually find them actively offensive. This one offends me because I can't stand that such a beautiful, special, meaningful pony should have been given a name that maybe took ten seconds of looking at her concept art to decide on. All of the set have pretty lazy names, but only hers really offends me.

She's worth more than that, Hasbro. She's Rainbow Magic, for goodness sake!
I don't want to insult your story because it's beautiful, and i understand that she means a lot to you, but for me,while Ringlet is a lazy name, Rainbow Magic seems pretty run-of-the-mill MLP, like a name someone would use in a parody.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 15, 2017, 10:37:59 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.



Really unpopular opinion coming up now. That name for that pony really really offends me.

Rainbow Magic is a really special pony in my childhood. I've mentioned it before, but her story over here said she could grant wishes, and I chose her when my mother was ill because I wanted to wish for her to get better. As a child, I believed Rainbow Magic granted that wish, so I consider her really precious. (That's the reason my sister bought me the Fluttershy she did to go to Japan, because Rainbow Magic has that meaning for us both).

Because of that, I really cannot stand the laziness of the naming of this set in the US. I am not generally a fan of US names but I don't usually find them actively offensive. This one offends me because I can't stand that such a beautiful, special, meaningful pony should have been given a name that maybe took ten seconds of looking at her concept art to decide on. All of the set have pretty lazy names, but only hers really offends me.

She's worth more than that, Hasbro. She's Rainbow Magic, for goodness sake!
I don't want to insult your story because it's beautiful, and i understand that she means a lot to you, but for me,while Ringlet is a lazy name, Rainbow Magic seems pretty run-of-the-mill MLP, like a name someone would use in a parody.


I don't have a problem with your opinion of the name, it's your opinion.

I think if you have to start a post with "I don't want to insult" something, then maybe it's better thoguht and not said at that particular moment.

I didn't actually say that the name Rainbow Magic was the best name ever. Just that that was the name I identify that pony by, and it has strong connections to my childhood memories. If she's not going to be called Rainbow Magic in the US, at least US Hasbro could have made an effort to give her a name worthy of who she is, because to me she's Rainbow Magic, the pony who grants wishes. Because that's what Hasbro UK called the pony that I chose when my mother almost died, and that pony could grant wishes, and my mother survived.

So I think maybe your post was not really necessary. I mean, it's your opinion on the name, so fine, but I really think you missed my point completely, and by doing that, you did offend me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on December 15, 2017, 10:42:39 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.



Really unpopular opinion coming up now. That name for that pony really really offends me.

Rainbow Magic is a really special pony in my childhood. I've mentioned it before, but her story over here said she could grant wishes, and I chose her when my mother was ill because I wanted to wish for her to get better. As a child, I believed Rainbow Magic granted that wish, so I consider her really precious. (That's the reason my sister bought me the Fluttershy she did to go to Japan, because Rainbow Magic has that meaning for us both).

Because of that, I really cannot stand the laziness of the naming of this set in the US. I am not generally a fan of US names but I don't usually find them actively offensive. This one offends me because I can't stand that such a beautiful, special, meaningful pony should have been given a name that maybe took ten seconds of looking at her concept art to decide on. All of the set have pretty lazy names, but only hers really offends me.

She's worth more than that, Hasbro. She's Rainbow Magic, for goodness sake!
I don't want to insult your story because it's beautiful, and i understand that she means a lot to you, but for me,while Ringlet is a lazy name, Rainbow Magic seems pretty run-of-the-mill MLP, like a name someone would use in a parody.


I don't have a problem with your opinion of the name, it's your opinion.

I think if you have to start a post with "I don't want to insult" something, then maybe it's better thoguht and not said at that particular moment.

I didn't actually say that the name Rainbow Magic was the best name ever. Just that that was the name I identify that pony by, and it has strong connections to my childhood memories. If she's not going to be called Rainbow Magic in the US, at least US Hasbro could have made an effort to give her a name worthy of who she is, because to me she's Rainbow Magic, the pony who grants wishes. Because that's what Hasbro UK called the pony that I chose when my mother almost died, and that pony could grant wishes, and my mother survived.

So I think maybe your post was not really necessary. I mean, it's your opinion on the name, so fine, but I really think you missed my point completely, and by doing that, you did offend me.
I didn't quite thought that out...I'm sorry, it was unnecessary.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 15, 2017, 10:50:30 PM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.



Really unpopular opinion coming up now. That name for that pony really really offends me.

Rainbow Magic is a really special pony in my childhood. I've mentioned it before, but her story over here said she could grant wishes, and I chose her when my mother was ill because I wanted to wish for her to get better. As a child, I believed Rainbow Magic granted that wish, so I consider her really precious. (That's the reason my sister bought me the Fluttershy she did to go to Japan, because Rainbow Magic has that meaning for us both).

Because of that, I really cannot stand the laziness of the naming of this set in the US. I am not generally a fan of US names but I don't usually find them actively offensive. This one offends me because I can't stand that such a beautiful, special, meaningful pony should have been given a name that maybe took ten seconds of looking at her concept art to decide on. All of the set have pretty lazy names, but only hers really offends me.

She's worth more than that, Hasbro. She's Rainbow Magic, for goodness sake!
I don't want to insult your story because it's beautiful, and i understand that she means a lot to you, but for me,while Ringlet is a lazy name, Rainbow Magic seems pretty run-of-the-mill MLP, like a name someone would use in a parody.


I don't have a problem with your opinion of the name, it's your opinion.

I think if you have to start a post with "I don't want to insult" something, then maybe it's better thoguht and not said at that particular moment.

I didn't actually say that the name Rainbow Magic was the best name ever. Just that that was the name I identify that pony by, and it has strong connections to my childhood memories. If she's not going to be called Rainbow Magic in the US, at least US Hasbro could have made an effort to give her a name worthy of who she is, because to me she's Rainbow Magic, the pony who grants wishes. Because that's what Hasbro UK called the pony that I chose when my mother almost died, and that pony could grant wishes, and my mother survived.

So I think maybe your post was not really necessary. I mean, it's your opinion on the name, so fine, but I really think you missed my point completely, and by doing that, you did offend me.
I didn't quite thought that out...I'm sorry, it was unnecessary.

It's ok, air cleared and we moved on. I just wanted to clarify. I'm close to my mother, and she has ongoing health problems.

 I really don't mind if your unpopular opinion is not liking the UK name. We all have views on names of ponies and that's what this thread is for. It just maybe wasn't the best timing.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 15, 2017, 10:56:42 PM
Taffeta, that is such a touching story. I think Rainbow Magic suits her much better than her US name.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 16, 2017, 12:57:04 AM
Rainbow Curl Ringlet isn’t popular? I think she’s pretty too.



Really unpopular opinion coming up now. That name for that pony really really offends me.

Rainbow Magic is a really special pony in my childhood. I've mentioned it before, but her story over here said she could grant wishes, and I chose her when my mother was ill because I wanted to wish for her to get better. As a child, I believed Rainbow Magic granted that wish, so I consider her really precious. (That's the reason my sister bought me the Fluttershy she did to go to Japan, because Rainbow Magic has that meaning for us both).

Because of that, I really cannot stand the laziness of the naming of this pony in the US. I am not generally a fan of US names but I don't usually find them actively offensive. This one offends me because I can't stand that such a beautiful, special, meaningful pony should have been given a name that maybe took ten seconds of looking at her concept art to decide on. All of the set have pretty lazy names, but only hers really offends me. The fact that its necessary to say what set she has come from before her name just proves how unoriginal it is.

She's worth more than that, Hasbro. She's Rainbow Magic, for goodness sake!

As for the unicorns, I am on the Glory bandwagon and have been since I was about five so can't really comment on that ;)

Puddles and Peeks' symbol. LAW...you are trying to ruin these poor twins for me;)

Moi? They put little white swirly dots directly beneath the birds butts. What am I supposed to think? XD
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on December 16, 2017, 03:58:00 PM

I think Skyflier is an underrated beauty.

So glad someone else thinks that! I also feel the same about Powder  :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lockette on December 16, 2017, 05:02:33 PM

I think Skyflier is an underrated beauty.

So glad someone else thinks that! I also feel the same about Powder  :)

I really don't like the pose but Powder was a childhood pony so I love her, makes me not mind the pose so much, and I love Skyflier cause they're so lovely together! she always looked "older" to me though, so she was a grandma lol
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 16, 2017, 05:16:52 PM

I think Skyflier is an underrated beauty.

So glad someone else thinks that! I also feel the same about Powder  :)

I adore them both, though as a child I was more partial to Powder. I still have a christmas card I received as a child with her on it. (Remembering neither were sold here -.-) they were both kind of mythical ponies to me as a child. I think I consider them all kind of special, that set and the one from the previous year, because while some ponies turned up a lot here second hand, they were never here so stayed special. But I agree that they deserve more attention, especially Skyflier. I think Powder is quite loved already, and I love her, didn't really understand how truly beautiful Skyflier was until I had one of my own.

Some of Hasbro's best works in those early years. Simple, effective, beautiful <3.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 16, 2017, 05:19:57 PM

I think Skyflier is an underrated beauty.

So glad someone else thinks that! I also feel the same about Powder  :)

I've always thought Powder was pretty. She's a childhood want of mine. I'll get her someday.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lockette on December 16, 2017, 06:12:33 PM
I agree that they deserve more attention, especially Skyflier. I think Powder is quite loved already, and I love her, didn't really understand how truly beautiful Skyflier was until I had one of my own.

yeah I originally just got Skyflier as a buddy for Powder but once I saw her in person I really adored her!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 16, 2017, 10:12:53 PM
I agree that they deserve more attention, especially Skyflier. I think Powder is quite loved already, and I love her, didn't really understand how truly beautiful Skyflier was until I had one of my own.

yeah I originally just got Skyflier as a buddy for Powder but once I saw her in person I really adored her!


Same. I bought her because she was cute and cheap, but I never realized how pretty she was in person till I got her in hand.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: reanna-mator on December 16, 2017, 11:30:06 PM
Tootsie and MM Cuddles are adorable. Their pose isn't well loved, but they're two ponies that I fell in love with once I actually had them in my hand. Tootsie's colors are so unique, and I never noticed Cuddles' pink stripe in her mane before I actually got her.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 17, 2017, 03:33:28 AM
Tootsie and MM Cuddles are adorable. Their pose isn't well loved, but they're two ponies that I fell in love with once I actually had them in my hand. Tootsie's colors are so unique, and I never noticed Cuddles' pink stripe in her mane before I actually got her.

I love her colors too.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lockette on December 17, 2017, 04:17:08 AM
Tootsie and MM Cuddles are adorable. Their pose isn't well loved, but they're two ponies that I fell in love with once I actually had them in my hand. Tootsie's colors are so unique, and I never noticed Cuddles' pink stripe in her mane before I actually got her.

is Tootsie as pea-green as she usually looks? it just seems to clash with the aqua to me but I've never seen her IRL. I've seen people call Baby BBE Frosting "pea-green" but IRL she looks pastel sugary green to me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 17, 2017, 04:45:34 AM
Tootsie and MM Cuddles are adorable. Their pose isn't well loved, but they're two ponies that I fell in love with once I actually had them in my hand. Tootsie's colors are so unique, and I never noticed Cuddles' pink stripe in her mane before I actually got her.

is Tootsie as pea-green as she usually looks? it just seems to clash with the aqua to me but I've never seen her IRL. I've seen people call Baby BBE Frosting "pea-green" but IRL she looks pastel sugary green to me.

Baby Frosting is pastel sugar green.

I think its not so much that Tootsie is pea green, but I've heard people say she is prone to discoloring to pea green.

I have a BnG Ringlets. She's already discolored to gray, but I think it makes her color scheme even more striking and unusual. I love her this way. I know its unpopular to enjoy body discoloration, but on my girl it enhances instead of detracts.

https://littlekunai.deviantart.com/art/Ringlets-566547373
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on December 17, 2017, 04:10:15 PM
I like discoloration on BnG Ringlets too! For me, the purple never really suited her. The gray really brings out her pretty hair :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pheasant on December 17, 2017, 10:17:01 PM
*gets ready to dodge flying objects*

I am a G1 collector who does not like the G1 cartoons. Notably the voice acting and, in some cases, the storylines. Most of the songs don't appeal to me either.

Don't get me wrong, I think they're cute and I fully understand that they were created just to sell extra merchandise...it's just that, outside of one or two episodes, I found them a little dull to watch. :huh:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on December 17, 2017, 11:03:45 PM
I don't always mind cut hair. Sometimes it actually looks really cute when it's short! I guess it all depends on the pony and how much hair was chopped off.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 18, 2017, 10:24:23 AM
*gets ready to dodge flying objects*

I am a G1 collector who does not like the G1 cartoons. Notably the voice acting and, in some cases, the storylines. Most of the songs don't appeal to me either.

Don't get me wrong, I think they're cute and I fully understand that they were created just to sell extra merchandise...it's just that, outside of one or two episodes, I found them a little dull to watch. :huh:

I mostly agree with you. I like them more since FIM happened because it made me realise how much more depth and darkness G1 was willing to address. But aside a few episodes as a child it wasn't ever important to me. I hate the movie and most of the characterisations jar with my comic influenced childhood. So do some of the names and ponies...some of which did not exist here. I don't feel much of a connection to the G1 animation at all. To me it is cute but has little to do with what MLP meant to me growing up.

The one exception is Paradise. My love of her came from Revolt of PE which I watched a lot as a kid.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 18, 2017, 03:11:50 PM
I love Revolt of Paradise Estate. Beezin is such a weird villain and the talking furniture never fails to entertain me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 18, 2017, 03:43:56 PM
I have a few favorite  G1 episodes including Rescue at Midnight Castle, Escape from Catrina and The Glass Princess. I never get tired of watching the ponies go through the pony wash. I’m not a big fan of Bright Lights or Quest of the Princess ponies. Revolt of Paradise Estate is a fun episode for me too. I also like the Prince and the Ponies.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 18, 2017, 03:54:20 PM
Wow. I can't believe this thread has gone on for 49 pages. That's cool.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 18, 2017, 06:38:39 PM
I don't always mind cut hair. Sometimes it actually looks really cute when it's short! I guess it all depends on the pony and how much hair was chopped off.

Yes! :D I have two Shaggies, one in great condition with long hair, and one in less great condition with chopped hair. The "nice" one is always in my pony box, while the chopped one is always around somewhere so I can see her. She just has the cutest toddler hair! It's really like she was supposed to be this way. :P :heart:

My chopped Shaggy:

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Also, bad camera is bad. Sorry for the quality. :hmm:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 18, 2017, 06:49:04 PM
The photos look fine to me BIW. She's cute!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on December 18, 2017, 06:54:33 PM
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lockette on December 18, 2017, 10:33:37 PM
I know this is a very unpopular perspective for many people (and for others not so much!) but to me MLPs are collectibles.  a lot of people say that they're toys first and their condition doesnt matter, etc.  and I am happy to know that most of my ponies have been loved in the past!  but I will sometimes upgrade a pony to a better-condition one (I found an UU&A with nice pink hair so my faded one is off the shelf and will hopefully go to a good home soon!).  I also upgrade my childhood ponies for collector pieces on the shelf, and keep the beat-up childhood toys separate.  my ponies don't have to be mint but I want them to look near-mint on the shelf and in most photos.  I like them lined up in rows, and quantity does matter to me; having a large collection makes me feel proud, accomplished, and very fortunate.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 19, 2017, 10:56:48 AM
Interesting, Lockette! I am not sure your opinion is unpopular, I have heard a lot of other collectors who do that (upgrading and selling on the original). Myself personally, I keep the original and the upgrade, which is part of the reason for my space issues xD. Although there are rules associated with this because originally I collected with my sister. So if it's a pony she had and then I got one, probably I will upgrade mine and sell the one I have already because the 'collection' one belongs to Naynie and so mine is just a fill-in. If it's one that I had originally in the collection, I will keep both.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: BlackCurtains on December 20, 2017, 02:58:19 AM
I don't care at all about this G5 leaked stuff :shrug:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: glitterball on December 20, 2017, 07:28:18 AM
I don't care at all about this G5 leaked stuff :shrug:
Neither do I  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 20, 2017, 05:05:02 PM
I might have, if it were new and fresh.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 20, 2017, 11:37:30 PM
I might have, if it were new and fresh.

I find it interesting, but I'm neither excited or horrified by it. I like speculation about stuff, but to me that's all it is. I still consider G5 a myth until it actually appears on our shelves. Hasbro are prone to changing their minds. Often ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 21, 2017, 12:34:00 AM
I might have, if it were new and fresh.

I find it interesting, but I'm neither excited or horrified by it. I like speculation about stuff, but to me that's all it is. I still consider G5 a myth until it actually appears on our shelves. Hasbro are prone to changing their minds. Often ;)

They do seem a wee bit wishy-washy from time to time.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Dreamer on December 21, 2017, 05:50:34 AM
I LOVE late generation gimmicks.  Colorswirl, color-changing, tropical neon, rockbeat, dance n prance ponies -hay yeah. The g4 ones too (snowglobe, pearly, seaponies), but I'd like them more if I liked g4 style better  :P1
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 22, 2017, 12:50:20 AM
I LOVE late generation gimmicks.  Colorswirl, color-changing, tropical neon, rockbeat, dance n prance ponies -hay yeah. The g4 ones too (snowglobe, pearly, seaponies), but I'd like them more if I liked g4 style better  :P1

I like them as well, just some of the funkiness to them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 22, 2017, 01:52:36 AM
With G4, I kinda hafta have gimmicks. They're mostly not worth owning otherwise. Impo.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 22, 2017, 01:56:53 AM
With G4, I kinda hafta have gimmicks. They're mostly not worth owning otherwise. Impo.

I admit I only have Shine Bright Twilight Sparkle because her light up unicorn horn makes me laugh.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 22, 2017, 03:07:31 AM
With G4, I kinda hafta have gimmicks. They're mostly not worth owning otherwise. Impo.

I admit I only have Shine Bright Twilight Sparkle because her light up unicorn horn makes me laugh.

Neat. Ididn't know there was one like that.

The few recurring characters that I have, are gimmicky.

Rainbowdash-Magic Scenes

Princess Luna-Her whole body lights up and has modes.

Princess Celestia-Water Cutie.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on December 22, 2017, 02:24:37 PM
I don't care at all about this G5 leaked stuff :shrug:

I guess I don't care if G4 ends. It's been around for so long I have lost all attachment I once had to it. But I find it fun to speculate about how the next gen will look like and what to expect.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 23, 2017, 09:06:59 AM
With G4, I kinda hafta have gimmicks. They're mostly not worth owning otherwise. Impo.

I admit I only have Shine Bright Twilight Sparkle because her light up unicorn horn makes me laugh.

Neat. Ididn't know there was one like that.


I got her in a lot of second hand G4 at a really knock down price, I bought the lot for Trixie and the original Cheerilee, both of whom I think are really pretty, and she amused me so ended up staying too. I had to look up what her set was though. Had no idea.

@Zapper, I generally agree. I don't mind if it continues or it ends. I just hope if it ends, the fad people will disappear and the pony community can actually be more of one community instead of divided like it currently is. There are lots of great G4 people here and I see them at ponycon as well. So I live in hope.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 23, 2017, 04:34:40 PM
With G4, I kinda hafta have gimmicks. They're mostly not worth owning otherwise. Impo.

I admit I only have Shine Bright Twilight Sparkle because her light up unicorn horn makes me laugh.

Neat. Ididn't know there was one like that.


I got her in a lot of second hand G4 at a really knock down price, I bought the lot for Trixie and the original Cheerilee, both of whom I think are really pretty, and she amused me so ended up staying too. I had to look up what her set was though. Had no idea.

@Zapper, I generally agree. I don't mind if it continues or it ends. I just hope if it ends, the fad people will disappear and the pony community can actually be more of one community instead of divided like it currently is. There are lots of great G4 people here and I see them at ponycon as well. So I live in hope.
It'd be nice.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: DazzleKitty on December 24, 2017, 11:33:18 PM
One I can think of is I don't think the TAF Babies are cute like everyone else does, and they are not on my top wanted list.

The MO babies that are cutest to me are Baby Sugarcake and Gametime. I know they are rare, but they don't seem super popular. I think they have the prettiest colors.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RoseNoire on December 25, 2017, 11:41:06 PM
I LOVE the hair color "Electric Banana", it has a funny name and it's really bright and unusual, it pleases my eyes anyway. I goes so well on my Morning Glory, I just want to get every single pony with that hair color.  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on December 26, 2017, 03:12:49 PM
Can I just say, if people don't mind, that I am really glad that there are still be people here who can differentiate the different types of G4 fans.  As a brony who still has a nostalgic attachment to the name, but also one that loves the older generations, it is nice to know that I am not automatically assumed to be one of the "fad people", and that there is awareness that good G4 fans exist.  Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on December 29, 2017, 11:02:49 AM
I don't like Mimic's twinkle eyes, I wish she had the normal eyes. Luckily I might get a bait Majesty and turn her into a non Twinkleeyed Mimic.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: tulagirl on December 29, 2017, 03:05:17 PM
One I can think of is I don't think the TAF Babies are cute like everyone else does, and they are not on my top wanted list.

The MO babies that are cutest to me are Baby Sugarcake and Gametime. I know they are rare, but they don't seem super popular. I think they have the prettiest colors.

I love the Taf babies and really have a couple of favorites.  I don't own any though.  One thing that bothers me is Baby Sugarberry's hair color. It is wrong, wrong and triple wrong.  That little pony needs the same awesome hair as the adult version.  MO I would still want her though because I love Sugarberry in general.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 29, 2017, 04:10:40 PM
One I can think of is I don't think the TAF Babies are cute like everyone else does, and they are not on my top wanted list.

The MO babies that are cutest to me are Baby Sugarcake and Gametime. I know they are rare, but they don't seem super popular. I think they have the prettiest colors.

I love the Taf babies and really have a couple of favorites.  I don't own any though.  One thing that bothers me is Baby Sugarberry's hair color. It is wrong, wrong and triple wrong.  That little pony needs the same awesome hair as the adult version.  MO I would still want her though because I love Sugarberry in general.

She doesn't?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bewilderbeast on December 29, 2017, 05:50:40 PM
I'm probably just going to say a lot of things people have already said, but here goes...

- I loathe Mimic. She's overpriced and overhyped, and for some reason my first thought on seeing her "wow, snooty", which isn't something I feel with Milky Way
- I'm looking forward to G5 immensely and I really hope they decide to go with all new ponies, because I'm tired of the Mane Six
- I would happily deflock even a mint So-Soft because I hate the texture and the way it dulls their colours
- I love G2 a LOT
- I didn't know about the Sweetheart Sisters until three years ago and I fell in love with them all. I love their poses and daintiness and I feel like they complete the pony lifecycle, between baby ponies and adult ponies
- The German baby ponies need more love (but they also don't because they're expensive enough as it is XP)
- I don't get the hype over Nirvana ponies. Most of them are tremendously ugly and they look cheap.

One I can think of is I don't think the TAF Babies are cute like everyone else does, and they are not on my top wanted list.

The MO babies that are cutest to me are Baby Sugarcake and Gametime. I know they are rare, but they don't seem super popular. I think they have the prettiest colors.

I love the Taf babies and really have a couple of favorites.  I don't own any though.  One thing that bothers me is Baby Sugarberry's hair color. It is wrong, wrong and triple wrong.  That little pony needs the same awesome hair as the adult version.  MO I would still want her though because I love Sugarberry in general.

She doesn't?

No, it's lighter and pinker, more like magenta. It is, however, almost the exact same shade as Strawberry Surprise's...  :wonder:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 29, 2017, 06:26:50 PM
I wish the TAF babies all matched their mother’s pony species rather than some of them being different.

I like Mail Order Ember better than Star symbol Ember.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 29, 2017, 06:40:23 PM
I'm probably just going to say a lot of things people have already said, but here goes...

- I loathe Mimic. She's overpriced and overhyped, and for some reason my first thought on seeing her "wow, snooty", which isn't something I feel with Milky Way
- I'm looking forward to G5 immensely and I really hope they decide to go with all new ponies, because I'm tired of the Mane Six
- I would happily deflock even a mint So-Soft because I hate the texture and the way it dulls their colours
- I love G2 a LOT
- I didn't know about the Sweetheart Sisters until three years ago and I fell in love with them all. I love their poses and daintiness and I feel like they complete the pony lifecycle, between baby ponies and adult ponies
- The German baby ponies need more love (but they also don't because they're expensive enough as it is XP)
- I don't get the hype over Nirvana ponies. Most of them are tremendously ugly and they look cheap.

One I can think of is I don't think the TAF Babies are cute like everyone else does, and they are not on my top wanted list.

The MO babies that are cutest to me are Baby Sugarcake and Gametime. I know they are rare, but they don't seem super popular. I think they have the prettiest colors.

I love the Taf babies and really have a couple of favorites.  I don't own any though.  One thing that bothers me is Baby Sugarberry's hair color. It is wrong, wrong and triple wrong.  That little pony needs the same awesome hair as the adult version.  MO I would still want her though because I love Sugarberry in general.

She doesn't?

No, it's lighter and pinker, more like magenta. It is, however, almost the exact same shade as Strawberry Surprise's...  :wonder:

Ohh.

OT but I love your avatar. One of my favorite water types.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bewilderbeast on December 29, 2017, 06:50:18 PM
One I can think of is I don't think the TAF Babies are cute like everyone else does, and they are not on my top wanted list.

The MO babies that are cutest to me are Baby Sugarcake and Gametime. I know they are rare, but they don't seem super popular. I think they have the prettiest colors.

I love the Taf babies and really have a couple of favorites.  I don't own any though.  One thing that bothers me is Baby Sugarberry's hair color. It is wrong, wrong and triple wrong.  That little pony needs the same awesome hair as the adult version.  MO I would still want her though because I love Sugarberry in general.

She doesn't?

No, it's lighter and pinker, more like magenta. It is, however, almost the exact same shade as Strawberry Surprise's...  :wonder:

Ohh.

OT but I love your avatar. One of my favorite water types.

Thank you! Yours is cute too!  :redface:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Carrehz on December 30, 2017, 12:38:08 AM
Bewilderbeast I love your av, too!! Azumarill is the best :heart: and I love that shot of it, so cute XP
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 30, 2017, 01:14:04 AM
Bewilderbeast I love your av, too!! Azumarill is the best :heart: and I love that shot of it, so cute XP

Popular Pony Opinion. Azumarill rocks!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on December 30, 2017, 02:36:30 AM
i hate firefly and rainbowdash g4 and i wish sprinkles was more popular and diamond dreams reminds me of mcdonalds
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bewilderbeast on December 30, 2017, 04:23:36 AM
Bewilderbeast I love your av, too!! Azumarill is the best :heart: and I love that shot of it, so cute XP

Popular Pony Opinion. Azumarill rocks!

I've used Azumarill twice in the games now and honestly I love it. They kick serious butt while still being cute.

To remain on topic: I wish the original cartoon had kept the animation style used in Midnight Castle. The Japanese contribution to the animation really brought the quality up.
I dislike when ponies are listed as baity because they have a bit of dirt that someone can't be bothered to clean off
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 30, 2017, 02:34:15 PM
i hate firefly and rainbowdash g4 and i wish sprinkles was more popular and diamond dreams reminds me of mcdonalds

For some reason I found the bolded bit of what you said hilarious. While we're on the food associations, I think Lightning looks like cheese. Red Leicester cheese. With cheddary hair.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 30, 2017, 04:49:03 PM
i hate firefly and rainbowdash g4 and i wish sprinkles was more popular and diamond dreams reminds me of mcdonalds

McDonald's?  :what:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RoseNoire on December 30, 2017, 04:50:57 PM
The color scheme. ;)
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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 30, 2017, 04:59:12 PM
The color scheme. ;)
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Huh. I never thought of it that way.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on December 30, 2017, 05:01:25 PM
I have discovered that I like Equestria Girls. :) I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the first film but I really liked it.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bewilderbeast on December 30, 2017, 07:15:10 PM
i hate firefly and rainbowdash g4 and i wish sprinkles was more popular and diamond dreams reminds me of mcdonalds

For some reason I found the bolded bit of what you said hilarious. While we're on the food associations, I think Lightning looks like cheese. Red Leicester cheese. With cheddary hair.

I'll never be able to unsee that now.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on December 30, 2017, 10:50:46 PM
I have discovered that I like Equestria Girls. :) I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the first film but I really liked it.

I like Rainbow Rocks a lot!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on December 30, 2017, 10:57:16 PM
i hate firefly and rainbowdash g4 and i wish sprinkles was more popular and diamond dreams reminds me of mcdonalds

For some reason I found the bolded bit of what you said hilarious. While we're on the food associations, I think Lightning looks like cheese. Red Leicester cheese. With cheddary hair.
i didnt know it was bolded lol
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on December 31, 2017, 03:54:57 PM
I have discovered that I like Equestria Girls. :) I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the first film but I really liked it.

I like Rainbow Rocks a lot!
I do too. I don't know if it is an unpopular opinion but I genuinely like Equestria Girls movies/eps and I still like the old dolls. I still rescue them from charity shops even if they lack articulation. Especially Sunset Shimmer. I think Rainbow Rocks won it for me because of all the nods it makes to the old Jem cartoon. The ending of RR is very much like a scene in the early Jem episodes, where the Holograms try to draw away the attention of fans crowding around the Misfits' rigged battle of the band contest. Adagio does remind me somewhat of Pizzazz as well, so I love her too. Her sidekicks are not much like Stormer and Roxy, but I can make do. Hasbro were definitely channeling Jem when they made Rainbow Rocks.

@MamiTomoe - you're not going mad, I bolded it ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on December 31, 2017, 10:46:47 PM
I have discovered that I like Equestria Girls. :) I thought I wouldn’t enjoy the first film but I really liked it.

I like Rainbow Rocks a lot!
I do too. I don't know if it is an unpopular opinion but I genuinely like Equestria Girls movies/eps and I still like the old dolls. I still rescue them from charity shops even if they lack articulation. Especially Sunset Shimmer. I think Rainbow Rocks won it for me because of all the nods it makes to the old Jem cartoon. The ending of RR is very much like a scene in the early Jem episodes, where the Holograms try to draw away the attention of fans crowding around the Misfits' rigged battle of the band contest. Adagio does remind me somewhat of Pizzazz as well, so I love her too. Her sidekicks are not much like Stormer and Roxy, but I can make do. Hasbro were definitely channeling Jem when they made Rainbow Rocks.

@MamiTomoe - you're not going mad, I bolded it ;)
lol
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 04, 2018, 07:11:56 PM
Ponies like Heart throb, Pinkie Pie and Strawberry Surprise are waay too pink.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on January 04, 2018, 07:15:12 PM
Ponies like Heart throb, Pinkie Pie and Strawberry Surprise are waay too pink.

Pink body with magenta hair usually looks gross to me. But I love Strawberry Surprise! She's my exception from the norm.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 04, 2018, 07:17:07 PM
Ponies like Heart throb, Pinkie Pie and Strawberry Surprise are waay too pink.

Pink body with magenta hair usually looks gross to me. But I love Strawberry Surprise! She's my exception from the norm.

She woulda looked cuter with dark green hair. She has a great symbol.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Nenufar on January 04, 2018, 08:12:15 PM
I like sweetheart princess ponies ^^

I don't like the Hair-do ponies (European pearlized version of three ponies with something weird that bends the hair ^^U )

In the beginnig, I was afraid of the Firefly/Sprinkes G1 pose. (Rearing pegasus). I don't know why. I even didn't bought any pony with that pose until some years ago. Now I'm OK  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on January 05, 2018, 04:01:33 PM
I'm cool with Daring Do being real in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  I like Al's alternative version where A.K. Yearling is a realistic portrayal of an archaeologist, who writes the Daring Do books on the side, and loosely bases them on what she's seen, or something, but I enjoyed "Daring Don't" and I liked Dave Polsky's explanation that he/they wanted to do something unexpected (I think, it's been a while).  I am fine with the idea of A.K. Yearling writing books about herself, despite it being a secret, because I view it as a sort of Clark Kent/Superman, thing (and yes, I know that newspapers are not fictional, like the Daring Do books are supposed to be, but it's enough of a comparison to me).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on January 05, 2018, 07:18:14 PM
I don't mind having ponies that aren't in mint condition. I think that ponies with play wear have much more personality to them and hold a very interesting story. I always wonder who the ponies were owned by, who bought them, if they were a gift, how they were played with, etc. I have a baby ballerina Pony with a star drawn in pen where her symbol would be if she had one, and I can't bear to try to fade it away. Whatever child owned her loved her so much that she gave her a symbol and I just can't take that away from the pony.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bewilderbeast on January 05, 2018, 07:42:33 PM
I don't mind having ponies that aren't in mint condition. I think that ponies with play wear have much more personality to them and hold a very interesting story. I always wonder who the ponies were owned by, who bought them, if they were a gift, how they were played with, etc. I have a baby ballerina Pony with a star drawn in pen where her symbol would be if she had one, and I can't bear to try to fade it away. Whatever child owned her loved her so much that she gave her a symbol and I just can't take that away from the pony.

Catch me crying in the club because this is so sweet :wail:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on January 05, 2018, 08:04:12 PM
I don't mind having ponies that aren't in mint condition. I think that ponies with play wear have much more personality to them and hold a very interesting story. I always wonder who the ponies were owned by, who bought them, if they were a gift, how they were played with, etc. I have a baby ballerina Pony with a star drawn in pen where her symbol would be if she had one, and I can't bear to try to fade it away. Whatever child owned her loved her so much that she gave her a symbol and I just can't take that away from the pony.
Me too! Most of my ponies are from goodwill and aren't anywhere near mint so I would have to learn to deal with it anyway. That story is so precious!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on January 05, 2018, 08:36:29 PM
I really like ponies who have names on the hooves. It makes me think of Toy Story 2. A lot of my childhood ones have my name on the hooves still. It's just sweet although a little sad too that that person grew up and no longer loved them.

Cue Jessie's song...

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on January 05, 2018, 08:41:38 PM
I really like ponies who have names on the hooves. It makes me think of Toy Story 2. A lot of my childhood ones have my name on the hooves still. It's just sweet although a little sad too that that person grew up and no longer loved them.

Cue Jessie's song...

I visciously remove things like that because I don't want the ponies to remember their former masters. I am the one and only overlord once they're in my realm :angry:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on January 05, 2018, 08:55:29 PM
I really like ponies who have names on the hooves. It makes me think of Toy Story 2. A lot of my childhood ones have my name on the hooves still. It's just sweet although a little sad too that that person grew up and no longer loved them.

Cue Jessie's song...

I visciously remove things like that because I don't want the ponies to remember their former masters. I am the one and only overlord once they're in my realm :angry:

Really? I often wish I could ask my ponies about their former lives. It's interesting to me ;) especially ponies from other countries...since they would have shared adventures with their humans that would be totally different from mine :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 05, 2018, 09:15:18 PM
I really like ponies who have names on the hooves. It makes me think of Toy Story 2. A lot of my childhood ones have my name on the hooves still. It's just sweet although a little sad too that that person grew up and no longer loved them.

Cue Jessie's song...

I visciously remove things like that because I don't want the ponies to remember their former masters. I am the one and only overlord once they're in my realm :angry:

:snicker:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Nenufar on January 06, 2018, 05:46:43 PM
I don't mind having ponies that aren't in mint condition. I think that ponies with play wear have much more personality to them and hold a very interesting story. I always wonder who the ponies were owned by, who bought them, if they were a gift, how they were played with, etc. I have a baby ballerina Pony with a star drawn in pen where her symbol would be if she had one, and I can't bear to try to fade it away. Whatever child owned her loved her so much that she gave her a symbol and I just can't take that away from the pony.

That's a lovely story! I have two nirvana baby ponies that are in a terrible condition, but I didn't repainted any erased eye or rerooted theyr hair or tail, I just cleaned them up and brushed the damaged hair, because I see that they have a past with some child who played a lot with them. They have a story on every mark, every erased symbol and every eye lost. Some kind of cute ancient treasure.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on January 06, 2018, 05:55:13 PM
I think each and every official G4 plush is ugly. The only ones that look nice are the BaB but I hate the nylon hair and costs.

That's why I got the Chinese factory ones on ebay who look show accurate and even have their marks on both sides.
Hasbro should have made them hand over the patterns before they sent a C&D. Their plushies looked super cute and had nice quality.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 06, 2018, 06:37:17 PM
I think each and every official G4 plush is ugly. The only ones that look nice are the BaB but I hate the nylon hair and costs.

That's why I got the Chinese factory ones on ebay who look show accurate and even have their marks on both sides.
Hasbro should have made them hand over the patterns before they sent a C&D. Their plushies looked super cute and had nice quality.

They are ugly. It's a crying shame that other companies put more effort and quality into Hasbro's products then Hasbro does.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on January 06, 2018, 09:23:16 PM
I really like ponies who have names on the hooves. It makes me think of Toy Story 2. A lot of my childhood ones have my name on the hooves still. It's just sweet although a little sad too that that person grew up and no longer loved them.

Cue Jessie's song...
I hate you.I didn't want to cry today.
I love ponies that have been loved too, it just gives them personnality.I wish i could ask them all about their past too.I have an italian Glory with a half erased name on her hoof, and i just can't bring myself to erase it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on January 06, 2018, 09:26:46 PM
I think each and every official G4 plush is ugly. The only ones that look nice are the BaB but I hate the nylon hair and costs.

That's why I got the Chinese factory ones on ebay who look show accurate and even have their marks on both sides.
Hasbro should have made them hand over the patterns before they sent a C&D. Their plushies looked super cute and had nice quality.

They are ugly. It's a crying shame that other companies put more effort and quality into Hasbro's products then Hasbro does.

And they made so many characters. I have Cloudchaser and Flitter, they even have different wing designs and accessories.
Guess my unpopular opinion is that I think illegal plushies are ok if they look nice :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 09, 2018, 03:48:48 PM
I don't like G4 Rarity's personality. She's whiny, melodramatic and reminds me more of Truly, then Rainbowdash.

I prefer the second set of Flutters over the first. As well as the Party Pack and MO Flutters. The first set is pretty and I do love them and want most of them, but the rest have more variety in color scheme and symbol. I don't really care for Wingsong and Cloud Puff though. Cloud because of her extreme regrind issue. Which is kind of amazing actually. Wingsong because of her color scheme.

Sure wish we'd gotten a third set.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bewilderbeast on January 09, 2018, 09:06:23 PM
I think each and every official G4 plush is ugly. The only ones that look nice are the BaB but I hate the nylon hair and costs.

That's why I got the Chinese factory ones on ebay who look show accurate and even have their marks on both sides.
Hasbro should have made them hand over the patterns before they sent a C&D. Their plushies looked super cute and had nice quality.

They are ugly. It's a crying shame that other companies put more effort and quality into Hasbro's products then Hasbro does.

My Lunas are fakie plushies but they look SO GOOD. They used silky fabric for her mane and tail and even embroidered silver stars like???
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RavenPaw on January 09, 2018, 09:12:40 PM
I think each and every official G4 plush is ugly. The only ones that look nice are the BaB but I hate the nylon hair and costs.

That's why I got the Chinese factory ones on ebay who look show accurate and even have their marks on both sides.
Hasbro should have made them hand over the patterns before they sent a C&D. Their plushies looked super cute and had nice quality.

Oooh I'd love to see pictures!

I have some Ty plushies and I think they are cute, and I'd love to have BaB plushies but I can't afford them.  But in general I agree plushies could be much better.

I don't like Flutter Pony wings.  I do have one Flutter with original wings and she's very special of course.  But I just don't think they look like wings.  I like the Summer/Windy Wing Ponies much better.  Their wings are much prettier and more creative, plus they are more durable.  I think the ponies themselves are cuter too.  I do like Flutter Ponies though!  I do like the iridescence of their wings and their delicate look, I just think they could have been shaped better.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khayman81 on January 09, 2018, 10:36:44 PM
I think each and every official G4 plush is ugly. The only ones that look nice are the BaB but I hate the nylon hair and costs.

That's why I got the Chinese factory ones on ebay who look show accurate and even have their marks on both sides.
Hasbro should have made them hand over the patterns before they sent a C&D. Their plushies looked super cute and had nice quality.

Oooh I'd love to see pictures!

I have some Ty plushies and I think they are cute, and I'd love to have BaB plushies but I can't afford them.  But in general I agree plushies could be much better.

I don't like Flutter Pony wings.  I do have one Flutter with original wings and she's very special of course.  But I just don't think they look like wings.  I like the Summer/Windy Wing Ponies much better.  Their wings are much prettier and more creative, plus they are more durable.  I think the ponies themselves are cuter too.  I do like Flutter Ponies though!  I do like the iridescence of their wings and their delicate look, I just think they could have been shaped better.

That is why l was so happy to get Flutters with no wings, so l could make my own ones more accurate with the wings they should have gotten. The original ones are too weird for me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: LadyMoondancer on January 10, 2018, 11:08:45 PM
I don't like most of the official G4 plushies (except the Build-A-Bear ones--but why does their hair get messed up so easily??? Like????)

BUT

I also don't like the G1 plushies, the Hasbro Softies.  They look unhappy, like they're screaming their regrets.

About the 'bootleg' (but nice) plushes, I just found out they made G1 Jazzie.  You can easily find her on eBay if you search for her.  Has her rollerskates and CD player and everything.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Jorgito93 on January 11, 2018, 12:16:47 AM
I don't like most of the official G4 plushies (except the Build-A-Bear ones--but why does their hair get messed up so easily??? Like????)

BUT

I also don't like the G1 plushies, the Hasbro Softies.  They look unhappy, like they're screaming their regrets.

About the 'bootleg' (but nice) plushes, I just found out they made G1 Jazzie.  You can easily find her on eBay if you search for her.  Has her rollerskates and CD player and everything.
I'm pretty sure it's a g4 version of her, but she looks nice.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on January 11, 2018, 12:31:12 AM
I like flutter pony wings better than Windy and Summer Wing ones. Even though they break easily.

I don't really like official plushes either, and especially the G1 ones. I have a soft spot for Honeycomb but I actually think some of the best plush come from G3. I have an amazing huge Sunny Daze from Australia stuffed away in my cupboard waiting for me to have floor space to flop her down like a rug.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on January 23, 2018, 04:38:33 AM
Whoa, how did this make it to page 3? Anyway!

Don't think I've posted this here? I love the new Equestria Girls dolls a lot. They feel higher quality than the older ones. Clothes feel better, hair is better. I have all seven of the new ones now and I'm excited for whenever they announce more (I especially would love some deluxe ones with fancier outfits and more articulation).

My only real complaints are that Rainbow's hair has way too much blue, and I don't like that the apple on AJ's shirt is a sticker.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on January 30, 2018, 11:13:49 AM
People on eBay.uk selling ponies without doing research. On eBay.uk today I found someone selling pony books, with Bow Tie and they're saying its a flutter pony. Clearly they don't know the difference between Flutter pony size and the earth pony size.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on January 30, 2018, 12:52:42 PM
People on eBay.uk selling ponies without doing research. On eBay.uk today I found someone selling pony books, with Bow Tie and they're saying its a flutter pony. Clearly they don't know the difference between Flutter pony size and the earth pony size.

Agree with this. The people who put HTF RARE but haven't even bothered to look up the name also annoys me. It's not like one pony is the same as another...

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on January 30, 2018, 11:29:08 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.

I don't like Mimic's color at all.

I never liked the g4 toys that aren't show-accurate because their foreheads are giant.

I prefer TAF Yumyum with faded hair because white ponies with white hair are my absolute favorite.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: MJNSEIFER on January 31, 2018, 02:15:00 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.
I second this completely!  It is one of the reasons I refer to G3 as "The Beautiful Generation".
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sparkle Pony on January 31, 2018, 05:01:29 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.

I agree too!  To be fair though, G1 isn't really the kind of show that gets praise for its animation usually and G4 tends to be a matter of taste.  The G3 animation is pretty universally appealing looking.

Probably one of my biggest pet peeves with MLP toys is poses that have the legs fused to the body (Bubbles/Firefly pose in G1) or the legs fused together (some G2 poses) or the leg fused to itself (like the G2 Tipsy Tulip pose).  It's one nice thing about G3 and G4, as far as I'm aware neither generation did these things with the brushables.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mami Tomoe on January 31, 2018, 05:26:02 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.

I agree too!  To be fair though, G1 isn't really the kind of show that gets praise for its animation usually and G4 tends to be a matter of taste.  The G3 animation is pretty universally appealing looking.

Probably one of my biggest pet peeves with MLP toys is poses that have the legs fused to the body (Bubbles/Firefly pose in G1) or the legs fused together (some G2 poses) or the leg fused to itself (like the G2 Tipsy Tulip pose).  It's one nice thing about G3 and G4, as far as I'm aware neither generation did these things with the brushables.
so true
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on January 31, 2018, 05:43:22 PM
G3 animation is very pretty. I wish there'd been more depth of plot in G3. It is cute. Minty's Christmas whatever it is is probably the cutest,  but yeah. Saw something G3 recently (last summer) on TV when in Portugal. I speak no Portuguese and I could still follow what was happening. That means the plot is wayy too simple xD

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 31, 2018, 05:44:58 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.

I agree too!  To be fair though, G1 isn't really the kind of show that gets praise for its animation usually and G4 tends to be a matter of taste.  The G3 animation is pretty universally appealing looking.

Probably one of my biggest pet peeves with MLP toys is poses that have the legs fused to the body (Bubbles/Firefly pose in G1) or the legs fused together (some G2 poses) or the leg fused to itself (like the G2 Tipsy Tulip pose).  It's one nice thing about G3 and G4, as far as I'm aware neither generation did these things with the brushables.

Same here.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on January 31, 2018, 06:12:19 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.

The animation might be nice but I hate the G3 cartoons because the voices are so annoying.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on January 31, 2018, 08:56:27 PM
I think G3, especially the movies  (i.e. Princess Promenade) had the best animation out of all MLP cartoons.

The animation might be nice but I hate the G3 cartoons because the voices are so annoying.

G3 Minty's voice and dorky laugh is my favorite thing about the G3 movies. She is just such a geek, filled with personality. The voice work really conveys that, imo.

I really dislike G3 Pinkie's nasal tone and general attitude, tho. I kinda hate that both G3 and G4 Pinkie Pie have become the face for their respective gens because they are both annoying characters to me. Pony overload usually leads to me getting sick of that particular pony.

I wish we had more ponies with cute quirks instead of cartoonish insanity. The latter is more entertaining but the former is more endearing. Thistle Whistle's whistling was always cute to me. Or Minty collecting socks other ponies thought of as unimportant and weird.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: PrincessNikki on February 01, 2018, 01:42:11 PM
I really really want a reboot. I'm tired of FIM. I used to be obsessed with FIM but for some reason, I stopped loving FIM during the second season. I gave my massive amounts of FIM stuff away, now im exclusively collecting G1 again.

I just want my little pony to go back to being not-so cartoony looking. Something elegant but fun and magical where they actually look like horses.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on February 01, 2018, 01:49:53 PM
I really really want a reboot. I'm tired of FIM.

Believe me, that's not an unpopular opinion here. A lot of us are looking forward to G5 and a possible redesign :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bebopgroove on February 02, 2018, 06:36:52 PM
I actually think BBE babies are cute. Like their eyes give them that extra charm. Idk  :lol:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: applejackbunny on February 04, 2018, 12:24:00 AM
Ok, just thought of another unpoular pony opinion of mine...

I think some ponies' symbols are too small (like G1 Hopscotch or G3 Crystal Lake) and a lot of G3 ponies seem to have symbols that are "something and nothing"...if that makes any sense  :lol:

For example, the symbols of G3 Amberlocks, Dazzle Surprise and Garden Glade leave me feeling that they could have been so much more; as if some ponies' symbols don't really do justice to their names.

I much prefer something bold like Shenanigans, Denim Blue or Sapphire Shores...

Just my thoughts anyway...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on February 04, 2018, 06:27:12 AM
Ok, just thought of another unpoular pony opinion of mine...

I think some ponies' symbols are too small (like G1 Hopscotch or G3 Crystal Lake) and a lot of G3 ponies seem to have symbols that are "something and nothing"...if that makes any sense  :lol:

For example, the symbols of G3 Amberlocks, Dazzle Surprise and Garden Glade leave me feeling that they could have been so much more; as if some ponies' symbols don't really do justice to their names.

I much prefer something bold like Shenanigans, Denim Blue or Sapphire Shores...

Just my thoughts anyway...

Yep, very true. A lot of G3s have symbols that just don't do them justice: Sunny Salsa, Blue Mist, Twirlerina, Sew-and-So, and Paradise Palms are some other examples that come to mind. Then there are a ton of G3s where it's like Hasbro just said, "Eh let's just put some flowers or butterflies on that pony's butt," like they struggled with ideas for symbols.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on February 04, 2018, 06:37:21 AM
Yes! I had several white g3 ponies that just had different generic heart symbols or flowers. Those were the first to go when I started thinning out.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Dreamer on February 04, 2018, 01:45:45 PM
I actually like the G3 Donkey pose.

I don't know why, but most of G3's pearly-like bodies do not sit well with me. Maybe it's someting that'll change once I see one by myself, but in photos, they look like faded away.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 04, 2018, 04:21:33 PM
I actually like the G3 Donkey pose.

I love the Donkey Pose! It makes the ponies look really excited to me, like they're about to tell you something wonderful! :lol:

I have the goal to get every Donkey Pose pony, they're just so cute.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 04, 2018, 04:24:41 PM
I actually like the G3 Donkey pose.

I love the Donkey Pose! It makes the ponies look really excited to me, like they're about to tell you something wonderful! :lol:

I have the goal to get every Donkey Pose pony, they're just so cute.

I just love that it's known as the donkey pose.

I also sort of agree on the pearly bodies on SOME g3 and not on others. It's a case by case basis for me.

But then I think I see G3 as a case by case basis also these days. I sold about 40 G3 ponies and don't miss any of them, but it doesn't mean I never buy any new G3 ponies. Weird.



Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 04, 2018, 04:45:40 PM
I like some ponies in the donkey pose. Razzaroo, Bubblecup and Toboggan are exceptionally pretty and I would be glad to have them, but the pose bugs me.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sparkle Pony on February 04, 2018, 05:24:34 PM
I feel like Minty's only true pose had to be the Donkey pose.  It's perfect for her!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: PrincessNikki on February 05, 2018, 04:31:27 AM
I really really want a reboot. I'm tired of FIM.

Believe me, that's not an unpopular opinion here. A lot of us are looking forward to G5 and a possible redesign :)
really? Oh, good. Now that I think about it, Hasn't FIM been around since 2010 or 2011? I'd say thats a great run! I see it everywhere still. It kinda makes me sad to think about children who will be upset at the style change and feel "betrayed" kinda like how I did when G2 came out (i like G2 now)


Also, I agree with the person above. I love the donkey pose. I just really like "facing forward" poses because I feel like they are able to let kids give them their own personality more easily. The ponies like G1 Apple Jack who has a sheepish pose or Milky Way who holds a military tyle triumphant pose I cant see them any other way than that.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Luxrayx on February 07, 2018, 04:24:08 PM
Not sure if this is an unpopular opinion or just a pet peeve, but it always bugs me when FiM ponies raise a leg while they're walking.
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Notice how, for a brief moment, the entire body is supported by a single hoof. I realize they want ponies to use human body language, but like, they're ponies? Ponies who need their limbs for walking, not gesturing?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 15, 2018, 03:08:15 PM
I don't like Whistle Wishes or Morning Monarch. Something about their color schemes just annoy me for some reason.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 15, 2018, 03:08:39 PM
Not sure if this is an unpopular opinion or just a pet peeve, but it always bugs me when FiM ponies raise a leg while they're walking.
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Notice how, for a brief moment, the entire body is supported by a single hoof. I realize they want ponies to use human body language, but like, they're ponies? Ponies who need their limbs for walking, not gesturing?

Same here.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Bebopgroove on February 18, 2018, 11:06:39 AM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2018, 02:58:50 PM
I don't like the new combs. They're not good for brushing. Thw old brushes that were clustered in the middle like a horse brush were always better because they get everything.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2018, 03:10:08 PM
I don't like the new combs. They're not good for brushing. Thw old brushes that were clustered in the middle like a horse brush were always better because they get everything.

Feeding from that, I like sindy brushes better than pony brushes for brushing pony hair ;) The only pony comb I find useful is the long handled one like those that come with the brush and grows. But I broke one of the romance pony's combs once from doing this once so now I mostly use sindy or generic o.o.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on February 18, 2018, 04:38:48 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2018, 05:16:17 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on February 18, 2018, 05:21:55 PM
The teeth on g1 brushes are too thin and delicate to get out knots.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2018, 07:10:52 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.

Fourthed.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Mlp Sunsparkle on February 18, 2018, 07:13:02 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.

Fourthed.

Fithed? Is that a word?
 They’re cute, but they just don’t seem like Mlp to me at all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2018, 07:14:18 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.

Fourthed.

Fithed? Is that a word?
 They’re cute, but they just don’t seem like Mlp to me at all.

Yup.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 18, 2018, 07:18:21 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.

Fourthed.

Fithed? Is that a word?
 They’re cute, but they just don’t seem like Mlp to me at all.

Sixthed!
I suspect it's a ploy by Hasbro to try and prime people for how small G5 ponies are going to be... :wonder:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2018, 07:23:24 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.

Fourthed.

Fithed? Is that a word?
 They’re cute, but they just don’t seem like Mlp to me at all.

Sixthed!
I suspect it's a ploy by Hasbro to try and prime people for how small G5 ponies are going to be... :wonder:

Maybe we'll need a microscope to see them. Maybe they're already out. Next time you see a gap on shelf? Maybe it's not a gap. Maybe it's just G5 ponies O.O
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Cessna 150Chick on February 18, 2018, 07:48:38 PM
LOL I always "identified" with Wind Whistler because she was intelligent, obviously well read, and a leader.
Of all the My Little Ponies of the G1 era, she was the only role model for young girls to think outside the girly box. Wind Whistler wasn't into beauty, dancing, cooking, raising babies, etc - the traditional female roles. She was highly educated and a damn good "pilot" - a STEM career minded pony!

I'm not a fan of the Collector's pose...those ponies to me have a dull expression and zero personality. So Softs ARE creepy, but boy they're fun to deflock... it's like revealing the "true" hidden pony inside!
Why is Munchy such a holy Grail? I remember NOT choosing her several times because her colors were so...70s. Reminded me of my grandma's hideous kitchen LOL
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2018, 07:53:19 PM
I don't like the Cutie Mark Crew figures.

There I said it.

I don't either.  I mean they are kinda cute and all.  But I have absolutely no desire to collect them.

Thirded.

Fourthed.

Fithed? Is that a word?
 They’re cute, but they just don’t seem like Mlp to me at all.

Sixthed!
I suspect it's a ploy by Hasbro to try and prime people for how small G5 ponies are going to be... :wonder:

Maybe we'll need a microscope to see them. Maybe they're already out. Next time you see a gap on shelf? Maybe it's not a gap. Maybe it's just G5 ponies O.O


 :cry: :yikes:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Safflower on February 18, 2018, 07:57:01 PM
G3 is my least favorite gen :blush:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Dreamer on February 18, 2018, 08:06:31 PM
Yet another unpopular opinion: I don't care about Lickety Split. At all. I don't even like her name.

I also don't like Paradise. It's the red hair, I think. Yes, I know, red hair is uncommon on ponies, but... ehh....

And I don't like poses that involve looking very, very up in the sky, like some baby sea ponies and Zig-Zag.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Pinkie21 on February 18, 2018, 08:51:30 PM
I don’t like the inclusion of different species.  I didn’t like the bushwoolies and I even disliked flutter ponies in G1, and I don’t like the inclusion of yaks, hippogriffs, etc, in FiM.  I don’t like all these different species in a thing called My Little *Pony*.  Also, I think the friendship school is a dumb idea.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 19, 2018, 10:25:34 PM


I also don't like Paradise.

*faints*

xD

Lickety Split is a funny name. But whenever I hear it I think of that wretched song tape song. Can't help it. My whole family think it too. So whatever it actually means, it's now just a song lyric that fits nicely into the rhythm da-da-da-dum ;)

I still think Chocolate Chip (Coco Berry) is the most terrifying stink bomb Hasbro ever produced.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Sunset on February 19, 2018, 10:44:39 PM


I also don't like Paradise.

*faints*

xD

Lickety Split is a funny name. But whenever I hear it I think of that wretched song tape song. Can't help it. My whole family think it too. So whatever it actually means, it's now just a song lyric that fits nicely into the rhythm da-da-da-dum ;)

I still think Chocolate Chip (Coco Berry) is the most terrifying stink bomb Hasbro ever produced.

I've heard lickety split used to mean really fast.  Such as, "I'll get those chores done lickety split."  But it's not something commonly used.  More like really outdated slang.   Then I guess the "split" part got associated with "banana split" and that somehow came around to ice cream?  I don't know.  Maybe someone's kid said "I'm going to eat this ice cream cone lickety split!"  And someone thought, yup, there's an idea for a pony....
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 19, 2018, 10:50:31 PM
Yeah, now you mention it, that meaning is here too. But it's not really to do with ice cream. And Lickety Split's most memorable storybook moment for me was getting stuck in a hedge because she'd eaten too much ice cream. So not very lickety...split...?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on February 19, 2018, 10:51:27 PM
The names, symbols, and powers of a pony don't necessarily have to match up.

On a similar note, I think Lickety Split and Tiddlywinks should have had different shade of hair and/or body, maybe more color on their symbols. They look too alike.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 19, 2018, 11:03:21 PM
Yet another unpopular opinion: I don't care about Lickety Split. At all. I don't even like her name.

I also don't like Paradise. It's the red hair, I think. Yes, I know, red hair is uncommon on ponies, but... ehh....

And I don't like poses that involve looking very, very up in the sky, like some baby sea ponies and Zig-Zag.

She was my least favorite childhood pony. I think she's boring.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2018, 12:04:41 AM
The names, symbols, and powers of a pony don't necessarily have to match up.

True, but it is a help if they at least make some sense xD. I always thought it had something to do with licking and banana splits which is just a bit...well...odd.

So anyway, moving on...

I like Lickety. I prefer the 1985 earth pony set to the 1984 one. :)<---bound to be unpopular.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 20, 2018, 12:21:14 AM
The names, symbols, and powers of a pony don't necessarily have to match up.

True, but it is a help if they at least make some sense xD. I always thought it had something to do with licking and banana splits which is just a bit...well...odd.

So anyway, moving on...

I like Lickety. I prefer the 1985 earth pony set to the 1984 one. :)<---bound to be unpopular.

I like Tootsie and Posey and to a lesser extent CJ.

I personally am not a set completer, because I don't see the point of buying ponies I don't like, just to have em all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on February 20, 2018, 12:31:37 AM
Same, I'm not a set completer usually, but I can't seem to let go of my 25th anniversary collector pose ponies (a pose I don't even like) because I already have them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Ponyfan on February 20, 2018, 01:28:01 AM


I also don't like Paradise.

*faints*

xD

Lickety Split is a funny name. But whenever I hear it I think of that wretched song tape song. Can't help it. My whole family think it too. So whatever it actually means, it's now just a song lyric that fits nicely into the rhythm da-da-da-dum ;)

I still think Chocolate Chip (Coco Berry) is the most terrifying stink bomb Hasbro ever produced.

I never liked Coco Berry’s backcard story. Even as a child I thought it was weird.

I also dislike Powder pose ponies. I want my ponies to look at me.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on February 21, 2018, 08:11:11 AM
The names, symbols, and powers of a pony don't necessarily have to match up.

True, but it is a help if they at least make some sense xD. I always thought it had something to do with licking and banana splits which is just a bit...well...odd.

So anyway, moving on...

I like Lickety. I prefer the 1985 earth pony set to the 1984 one. :)<---bound to be unpopular.

I like Tootsie and Posey and to a lesser extent CJ.

I personally am not a set completer, because I don't see the point of buying ponies I don't like, just to have em all.

Same here. My collection is such a mishmash of ponies from different G1 and G3 sets. In fact, don't think I have any complete sets at all.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2018, 11:37:43 AM
When I was younger sister and I bought every pony we didn't have from carboot sales, irrespective of the condition. We split them between us. We;re still pretty completionist but there are ponies she has that I don't and vice versa. So if it's a pony she already has, I might choose to get it too, but I might not. And vice versa. We both have Twist and Bright Eyes TE and so on, but Naynie has Crumpet and Munchy and I have Buttons and Twilight. I guess my unpopular opinion is that rather than having just my collection, I feel like I'm a partner in three collections - my own, my sister's, and the childhood collection I adopted from my friend when she decided to part with them. Together they make one collection, but can also be enjoyed separately or in smaller groups. And I don't feel any need to get Crumpet or Munchy, even though I'm a completionist at heart, because as far as I'm concerned, the collection already has them. MLP would not be so much fun for me if my sister and I hadn't played together with them from the start.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 21, 2018, 03:45:14 PM
When I was younger sister and I bought every pony we didn't have from carboot sales, irrespective of the condition. We split them between us. We;re still pretty completionist but there are ponies she has that I don't and vice versa. So if it's a pony she already has, I might choose to get it too, but I might not. And vice versa. We both have Twist and Bright Eyes TE and so on, but Naynie has Crumpet and Munchy and I have Buttons and Twilight. I guess my unpopular opinion is that rather than having just my collection, I feel like I'm a partner in three collections - my own, my sister's, and the childhood collection I adopted from my friend when she decided to part with them. Together they make one collection, but can also be enjoyed separately or in smaller groups. And I don't feel any need to get Crumpet or Munchy, even though I'm a completionist at heart, because as far as I'm concerned, the collection already has them. MLP would not be so much fun for me if my sister and I hadn't played together with them from the start.

I think that's awesome and unique to be honest.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on February 21, 2018, 05:41:57 PM
I'm kind of the same way. With g3 ponies as a ki, my sister and I had a few of the same ponies, but with g1 ponies, if she had a pony, I didn't need it. She gave me all but 4 of her G1s and it feels weird to have them since they were HER childhood ponies, but she as Medley, Baby Paws, Spike, and Baby Northstar, so I don't want my own of them. Also, since we together have all of the storebought year 1 g3 ponies, that's close enough for mem
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SwirlyWhirly on February 22, 2018, 02:58:27 PM
I only like G1 ponies. I kind of hate the rest. I think I might be old and too set in my ways to accept anything which doesn't look like the ponies of my childhood. :D
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 22, 2018, 04:12:31 PM
I hate braiding hair. I like long, flowing hair. I mean, small braids are fun to do, but braiding tails or manes is a last resort neccesity for me, because it means the hair refuses to be managed.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: PrincessNikki on February 22, 2018, 05:00:17 PM
I don’t like the inclusion of yaks, hippogriffs, etc, in FiM.  I don’t like all these different species in a thing called My Little *Pony*.

I agree. But for me, I would much rather them have sea ponies and flutter ponies in FIM instead of other species.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SwirlyWhirly on February 23, 2018, 07:42:05 AM
I hate braiding hair. I like long, flowing hair. I mean, small braids are fun to do, but braiding tails or manes is a last resort neccesity for me, because it means the hair refuses to be managed.

I hear ya. I think braided hair on MLPs looks like a kid has played with the pony rather than a piece of a collection to display and care for.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 23, 2018, 12:54:00 PM
I hate braiding hair. I like long, flowing hair. I mean, small braids are fun to do, but braiding tails or manes is a last resort neccesity for me, because it means the hair refuses to be managed.

I hear ya. I think braided hair on MLPs looks like a kid has played with the pony rather than a piece of a collection to display and care for.

I braid. Thus far all of my ponies who have experienced braiding have lived to tell the tale ;) but it does kink the hair. Mind you, I have a picture from a Hasbro catalogue where Brilliant Blossoms has clearly had her hair braided and then brushed loose. And she's the display model for the photographs. So if it's good enough for Hasbro...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 23, 2018, 02:58:51 PM
I hate braiding hair. I like long, flowing hair. I mean, small braids are fun to do, but braiding tails or manes is a last resort neccesity for me, because it means the hair refuses to be managed.

I hear ya. I think braided hair on MLPs looks like a kid has played with the pony rather than a piece of a collection to display and care for.

I braid. Thus far all of my ponies who have experienced braiding have lived to tell the tale ;) but it does kink the hair. Mind you, I have a picture from a Hasbro catalogue where Brilliant Blossoms has clearly had her hair braided and then brushed loose. And she's the display model for the photographs. So if it's good enough for Hasbro...

To each their own. I recently had to braid Rainbowdash's tail because her hair is this dry, ratty, thin mess that looks awful even after being brushed.

Sapphire's mane is soft and silky but I swear it gets crazy flyaways shortly after I brush it.

That and I have this model horse whose frizz was so awful. Like I swear I could see it crawling up his tail after a long conditioning and brushing treatment, that he had to have it trimmed, which didn't help and finally braided. On the bright side, it matches his mane.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: lockette on February 28, 2018, 03:59:16 AM
I hate braiding hair. I like long, flowing hair. I mean, small braids are fun to do, but braiding tails or manes is a last resort neccesity for me, because it means the hair refuses to be managed.

I hear ya. I think braided hair on MLPs looks like a kid has played with the pony rather than a piece of a collection to display and care for.

oh my god yes. every now and then I'll put a braid in a pony but... tbh I can't remember the last time I did...... I like my ponies to have swirly soft curls in their tails and mane!


I confess: I don't like outer-space themed ponies. I mean I DO but, it's not a preference. Night Glider, Star Hopper, Moonstone.... all those planet and UFO symbols are not my fav.  but they're some of the most popular ponies!!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 28, 2018, 05:51:40 AM
I don't really care for Dream Castle as a playset. Though that one customizer who did hers up for the night ponies was amazing.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on February 28, 2018, 08:46:07 AM
I don't really care for Dream Castle as a playset. Though that one customizer who did hers up for the night ponies was amazing.

I never cared much for any of the playsets. I know this will sound funny to a lot of people, but I've always felt all the MLP playsets (at least for G1 & G3) are just too small. I've never seen the playsets in person, but by looking at pictures it doesn't look Dream Castle or Paradise Estate would accommodate more than a few ponies. I'd love to hear how many adult ponies fit in these playsets from those who have them. 

Even if Hasbro had cut back on playset accessories to focus on just making the playsets bigger, that would have been preferable.

I know it may not have been logistical due to costs, space, etc.... But then again even a massive cardboard castle that could have been folded/disassembled would have been cool.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: RoseNoire on February 28, 2018, 09:02:00 AM
I don't really care for Dream Castle as a playset. Though that one customizer who did hers up for the night ponies was amazing.

I never cared much for any of the playsets. I know this will sound funny to a lot of people, but I've always felt all the MLP playsets (at least for G1 & G3) are just too small. I've never seen the playsets in person, but by looking at pictures it doesn't look Dream Castle or Paradise Estate would accommodate more than a few ponies. I'd love to hear how many adult ponies fit in these playsets from those who have them. 

Even if Hasbro had cut back on playset accessories to focus on just making the playsets bigger, that would have been preferable.

I know it may not have been logistical due to costs, space, etc.... But then again even a massive cardboard castle that could have been folded/disassembled would have been cool.

I've never seen Dream Castle in person, but Paradise Estate is fairly big in my opinion. I only have one third of it and it's really possible to insert a bunch of ponies in it. =D
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Anyway, is that an unpopular opinion not to like the G3 Core poses ? I can't tell why, but they look off to me. =/
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Miniature Sheep on February 28, 2018, 12:42:51 PM
Anyway, is that an unpopular opinion not to like the G3 Core poses ? I can't tell why, but they look off to me. =/

I'm not keen on the core G3 pose either; horse anatomy is not one of my strong points knowledge-wise but their front legs look kind of painful. Not sure if they are actually too far forward or not but they do look uncomfortable! D:
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on February 28, 2018, 12:50:56 PM
I feel this way about the Glory and Moondancer poses. They look like they are not as defined as the other official G1 poses, kinda like dough. I love Sunbeam's colors but on that mold she looks like a baby elephant.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Reena on February 28, 2018, 12:52:07 PM
I just don't like G2 or G4 ponies, although I somehow appear to have quite a few G4's these days. I don't like them much, but I can't seem to leave them if I see them in charity shops...
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on February 28, 2018, 02:36:41 PM
I just don't like G2 or G4 ponies, although I somehow appear to have quite a few G4's these days. I don't like them much, but I can't seem to leave them if I see them in charity shops...

Why not sell them to collectors who like them?
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Khoufu on February 28, 2018, 05:27:32 PM
I don't really care for Dream Castle as a playset. Though that one customizer who did hers up for the night ponies was amazing.

I never cared much for any of the playsets. I know this will sound funny to a lot of people, but I've always felt all the MLP playsets (at least for G1 & G3) are just too small. I've never seen the playsets in person, but by looking at pictures it doesn't look Dream Castle or Paradise Estate would accommodate more than a few ponies. I'd love to hear how many adult ponies fit in these playsets from those who have them. 

Even if Hasbro had cut back on playset accessories to focus on just making the playsets bigger, that would have been preferable.

I know it may not have been logistical due to costs, space, etc.... But then again even a massive cardboard castle that could have been folded/disassembled would have been cool.
G3 playsets were plenty big for me as a kid. Celebration Castle could hold 18 ponies easily, and it took up a great deal of room in my bedroom, which was in an apartment and shared with my sister.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Reena on February 28, 2018, 05:32:52 PM
I just don't like G2 or G4 ponies, although I somehow appear to have quite a few G4's these days. I don't like them much, but I can't seem to leave them if I see them in charity shops...

Why not sell them to collectors who like them?
Not sure they are in good enough condition to be honest.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on February 28, 2018, 08:09:06 PM
I just don't like G2 or G4 ponies, although I somehow appear to have quite a few G4's these days. I don't like them much, but I can't seem to leave them if I see them in charity shops...

Why not sell them to collectors who like them?
Not sure they are in good enough condition to be honest.

Some G4s are rare or sought after so it's always worth a try.
I sometimes do this with G2s. I find them, clean them and then I release them  ;)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: northstar3184 on February 28, 2018, 10:16:06 PM
I've never seen Dream Castle in person, but Paradise Estate is fairly big in my opinion. I only have one third of it and it's really possible to insert a bunch of ponies in it. =D
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G3 playsets were plenty big for me as a kid. Celebration Castle could hold 18 ponies easily, and it took up a great deal of room in my bedroom, which was in an apartment and shared with my sister.

Hmmmm... Maybe they just look small to me because I've never seen them in person, and usually when I see photos of them they're of just the playsets themselves without any ponies inside to get a feel for capacity. Now I suddenly want those playsets :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on February 28, 2018, 10:19:28 PM
Our attic would have the opinion they're too big. Especially that castle. :/
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 28, 2018, 11:03:54 PM
I've never seen Dream Castle in person, but Paradise Estate is fairly big in my opinion. I only have one third of it and it's really possible to insert a bunch of ponies in it. =D
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G3 playsets were plenty big for me as a kid. Celebration Castle could hold 18 ponies easily, and it took up a great deal of room in my bedroom, which was in an apartment and shared with my sister.

Hmmmm... Maybe they just look small to me because I've never seen them in person, and usually when I see photos of them they're of just the playsets themselves without any ponies inside to get a feel for capacity. Now I suddenly want those playsets :)

G3's Crystal Rainbow Castle is pretty huge! I had to reorganize my entire pony collection when I thrifted it to make room for it! I use it to display my favorite G3s that I have, here's what it looks like with a bunch of ponies on/surrounding it in my display:

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Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 01, 2018, 01:35:03 AM
I've never seen Dream Castle in person, but Paradise Estate is fairly big in my opinion. I only have one third of it and it's really possible to insert a bunch of ponies in it. =D
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G3 playsets were plenty big for me as a kid. Celebration Castle could hold 18 ponies easily, and it took up a great deal of room in my bedroom, which was in an apartment and shared with my sister.

Hmmmm... Maybe they just look small to me because I've never seen them in person, and usually when I see photos of them they're of just the playsets themselves without any ponies inside to get a feel for capacity. Now I suddenly want those playsets :)

G3's Crystal Rainbow Castle is pretty huge! I had to reorganize my entire pony collection when I thrifted it to make room for it! I use it to display my favorite G3s that I have, here's what it looks like with a bunch of ponies on/surrounding it in my display:

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It is big!

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I love Baby Flurryheart. She is freaking adorable!
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 04, 2018, 02:01:33 PM
It bugs me that some fans can't wrap their brain around the fact that older ponies don't earn their symbols. They simply have them.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on April 06, 2018, 04:21:31 PM
Ooh! Hmm...

I love BBEs. Like....I really love them. I think they're super adorable.

I adore the G3 movies. Partially because I grew up with them, I suppose, but I will still watch them occasionally. I'm well aware that the animation is terrible but I love them anyways ♡

I like the way some Nirvanas look but I don't think I'd go out of my way to get one, to be honest.

If G2s had lasted longer in the US, I guarantee they would have been my favorite gen aside from G1 and I would have grown up with them. I love everything about them.

I love G3 way more than G4. FiM is a great series but I just can't get into the style enough to collect that many of the actual ponies. With the exception of the males, they seem to have lost a lot of the equine appearance of the older gens that I adored. They kinda remind me more of deer than ponies now, hehe.

And lastly, I don't understand why a portion of the teen/adult G4 fandom either a) somehow doesn't know that there are older generations that were just as good and important or b) feel the need to make fun of them, especially in terms of the origins of the Mane 6 designs. I get it, you love FiM and the characters in it. But pretending they didn't exist before G4 is kind of silly because you can clearly see they did. Hasbro has always recycled names, designs, and personalities from one gen to the next, and G4 is no exception.
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Zapper on April 07, 2018, 09:30:26 AM
It bugs me that some fans can't wrap their brain around the fact that older ponies don't earn their symbols. They simply have them.

That's why I find it annoying when newer fans mock G1 babies for having baby-themed symbols. G1 babies came in so many forms. Some are born, some are created from mirrors as the spitting image of a childless pony, some look exactly like their parents. So what.

When I was a kid I simply assumed the symbols could change over time and adjust to what the ponies enjoyed (like mood rings, lol).
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Taffeta on April 07, 2018, 12:12:46 PM
It bugs me that some fans can't wrap their brain around the fact that older ponies don't earn their symbols. They simply have them.

That's why I find it annoying when newer fans mock G1 babies for having baby-themed symbols. G1 babies came in so many forms. Some are born, some are created from mirrors as the spitting image of a childless pony, some look exactly like their parents. So what.

When I was a kid I simply assumed the symbols could change over time and adjust to what the ponies enjoyed (like mood rings, lol).

The difference between G1 baby ponies/symbols/etc and G4 is conformity. G4 bothered to make a rule about it, and G1 didn't.

The mocking is actually revealing about the fandom itself. If a person goes out of their way to make fun of something/someone else, especially unprovoked, it means they're not entirely secure in themselves and what they believe. While it's annoying, I mostly feel sorry for the people who feel the need to behave like that. There are plenty of G4 fans who don't, and they're the ones I hope will stick around after G4 ends.

I don't know if it's an unpopular opinion or not, but as time goes on and G4 begins to fade a little, I feel like dividing MLP into generations needs to go back to being just a way to identify lines, and not a way to create factions. I love my G1 ponies. They're absolutely the core of my collection. But I have G2, G3 and G4 as well and I like them just fine too. I realise the faction thing didn't begin here, but I was never a fan of the tribal mentality with G1 and G2 and I'm still not now.

I love seeing kids in the town centre with pony purses or pony dresses or pony bags -or the cutest thing is seeing a child of about three clutching a BAB plushie and it's almost as big as they are. I like seeing kids enjoy MLP, whether it's G1 or G4 or whatever it might be. I generally am over the brony insecurity complex thing now. There's room for four generations (and a half) of ponies and I dare say there'll be room for G5 as well, so long as the kids don't abandon it :)
Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: SwirlyWhirly on April 07, 2018, 01:38:52 PM
People mocking G1 symbols and G1 in general is taking things waaay too seriously. It's a toy! Made for children! :lol: I think some of the newer fans do this maybe because they discovered MLP as adults and not kids. They interpret and analyze all things MLP with an adult mind while we who played with ponies as kids, at least I, fondly remember the fun of that and don't mind that the story behind the toy isn't perfect. The MLP story evolved over 35 years time and that's it.

Title: Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
Post by: Esbayne on April 07, 2018, 01:41:16 PM
It bugs me that some fans can't wrap their brain around the fact that older ponies don't earn their symbols. They simply have them.

That's why I find it annoying when newer fans mock G1 babies for having baby-themed symbols. G1 babies came in so many forms. Some are born, some are created from mirrors as the spitting image of a childless pony, some look exactly like their parents. So what.

When I was a kid I simply assumed the symbols could change over time and adjust to what the ponies enjoyed (like mood rings, lol).

The difference between G1 baby ponies/symbols/etc and G4 is conformity. G4 bothered to make a rule about it, and G1 didn't.

The mocking is actually revealing about the fandom itself. If a person goes out of their way to make fun of something/someone else, especially unprovoked, it means they're not entirely secure in themselves and what they believe. While it's annoying, I mostly feel sorry for the people who feel the need to behave like that. There are plenty of G4 fans who don't, and they're the ones I hope will stick around after G4 ends.

I don't know if it's an unpopular opinion or not, but as time goes on and G4 begins to fade a little, I feel like dividing MLP into generations needs to go back to being just a way to identify lines, and not a way to create factions. I love my G1 ponies. They're absolutely the core of my collection. But I have G2, G3 and G4 as well and I like them just fine too. I realise the faction thing didn't begin here, but I was never a fan of the tribal mentality with G1 and G2 and I'm still not now.

I love seeing kids in the town centre with pony purses or pony dresses or pony bags -or seeing a child of about three clutching a BAB plushie and it's almost as big as they are. I like seeing kids enjoy MLP, whether it's G1 or G4 or whatever it might be. I generally am over the brony insecurity complex thing now. There's room for four generations (and a half) of ponies and I dare say there'll be room for G5 as well, so long as the kids don't abandon it :)

People mocking G1 symbols and G1 in general is taking things waaay too seriously. It's a toy! Made for children! :lol: I think some of the newer fans do this maybe because they discovered MLP as adults and not kids. They interpret and analyze all things MLP with an adult mind while we who played with ponies as kids, at least I, fondly remember the fun of that and don't mind that the story behind the toy isn't perfect. The MLP story evolved over 35 years time and that's it.