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Title: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on February 02, 2018, 09:25:26 PM
Saw the term being thrown around. Took a look in My Little Wiki and as far as I understand, these are customs meant to evoke the G1 spirit (well, as far as I can see they would perfectly fit "original" G1s!) Could someone tell me more or provide more pics? The wiki is missing a lot of photos... Who is making these?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 02, 2018, 10:14:39 PM
It's a group project.  Those in charge of the group have done the leg work and found a factory  and are paying them to remake old g1 molds and then producing original characters using molds that look just like g1.  There have been several released thus far.  And now they are even moving on to "modified" g1 molds.  We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully.  They tend to cost $25-35 for the adults.  You can join the Facebook group.  Just search hqg1c collector customs.  Or take a look at Clipper's shop.

I'll post some pictures of mine when I get home later.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 02, 2018, 10:38:40 PM
I looove the HQG1C project.  (Stands for High Quality G1 Customs. ;) )  They fit in perfectly with my G1 collection and they are even talking about making things like a G1 rearing unicorn.  :happy:

You can find them for sale on Katz's pony shop (https://katzponyshop.ecrater.com/cart.php).  There are some overseas pony storefronts selling them as well.  (Unfortunately the store names slip my mind at the moment.)

Of course I love vintage G1 ponies (duh! :P ), but what makes the HQG1C's so special to me is that they are NEW G1 style ponies, and they take me back to my childhood when I would eagerly run to the toy section when I was in a store to see the newest ponies, or soak up the latest My Little Pony commercials.

The designs are just spot-on too.  Like, the symbols don't look amateur-ish or overdone, the colors are pleasing, they look so legit.

Here are pictures of some of my HQG1C's!

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Genie was the very first HQG1C.  She is so beautiful!  She fits right in with my Sparkle ponies.

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^ This pony's official name is Kitty Love but I call mine Kittycorner because I like wordplay, lol!  Her favorite things are cats and watching movies with her sitting pals, Bubbles and Seashell.

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Baby Batty Boo is a Halloween pony with cute little bat symbols.  As if that isn't cool enough, she also GLOWS IN THE DARK!   :accomplished:

I know I have more pictures somewhere, I just need to find them, ha ha.  :frolic:

BTW they are making a pair of Valentines sisters soon!  They are going to be in flutter molds, but without wings (like Scribbles and Dabbles.)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 02, 2018, 11:42:34 PM
I'm a fan of the HQG1Cs but I have to ask... how legal is it for that factory to produce old Hasbro molds? Could Hasbro find out and stop it?
(I'm not against the project, btw. I have Genie on her way to me, hehe...)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 03, 2018, 12:14:42 AM
The same level of legality as the Bubbles pose unicorn fakie or Crumpet fakies or things like that.  :)  Hasbro is pretty lenient with fan projects as long as they don't make themselves impossible to ignore (like the Mane6 "Fighting Is Magic" video game, where they stupidly entered a major video game convention) or damage their brand (like that really gross Princess Celestia Tumblr, ugh) or have the exact same name as a real pony (like that Mattel Bumblebee superhero doll, where Hasbro sued them because they have a Transformer named Bumblebee).

Like, to give some idea, there are over a dozen third party Transformers companies, and by "third party" I mean they are unlicensed but are busy making perfectly show-accurate Transformers characters.  Some of the robots are even . . .

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G1 style HOT SOLDIERS, lol.  Whew, for a minute I thought that was Soundwave and Laserbeak!  What a relief to realize it's Soundtrack and Laser Bird.  :P

I have never heard of Hasbro going after a third party TF company, and they would be a looot easier targets.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2018, 12:38:21 AM
@Dreamer, the pony business in the Netherlands is one of the European based outlets who sell these and preorder them. Just if you want to avoid import duty from buying through the US, there's at least one EU option and possibly others. I know I got Dasher from the UK but I am not sure exactly how many others there are in this part of the world.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 12:46:07 AM
I'm a fan of the HQG1Cs but I have to ask... how legal is it for that factory to produce old Hasbro molds? Could Hasbro find out and stop it?
(I'm not against the project, btw. I have Genie on her way to me, hehe...)

I agree with LM.  There have been/are fakies being sold out there in actual stores using molds so close to Hasbro's that it makes no difference.  Many of them using names like "My Pretty Horsie" and even using actual Hasbro art.  If Hasbro isn't going to go after those companies who might actually be competing with Hasbro in the "cheap pony" quarter, I can't imagine they would go after HQGC which doesn't use any version of "My Little Pony" in its branding, doesn't use actual Hasbro characters, doesn't advertise and is really pretty limited in its scope in comparison to the average fakie maker. 

They do however seem to have a relationship with Ruth Bush who actually worked on g1 My Little Pony.  I'm going to assume that, of any of us, she would know if something was skirting too close to the line that Hasbro would take offense.  I'd also imagine that Hasbro is going to be a lot more concerned with items based off G4 than with anything G1.


Now on to the pictures I promised.  :D

Video reviews:

Puppy Love and Kitty Love  https://youtu.be/S40EWgdttqs (https://youtu.be/S40EWgdttqs)

Mega Christmas Bundle  https://youtu.be/k4DMiQU3MBk (https://youtu.be/k4DMiQU3MBk)


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and two of the "blanks"

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 03, 2018, 12:49:06 AM
The same level of legality as the Bubbles pose unicorn fakie or Crumpet fakies or things like that.  :)  Hasbro is pretty lenient with fan projects as long as they don't make themselves impossible to ignore (like the Mane6 "Fighting Is Magic" video game, where they stupidly entered a major video game convention) or damage their brand (like that really gross Princess Celestia Tumblr, ugh) or have the exact same name as a real pony (like that Mattel Bumblebee superhero doll, where Hasbro sued them because they have a Transformer named Bumblebee).

Like, to give some idea, there are over a dozen third party Transformers companies, and by "third party" I mean they are unlicensed but are busy making perfectly show-accurate Transformers characters.  Some of the robots are even . . .

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G1 style HOT SOLDIERS, lol.  Whew, for a minute I thought that was Soundwave and Laserbeak!  What a relief to realize it's Soundtrack and Laser Bird.  :P

I have never heard of Hasbro going after a third party TF company, and they would be a looot easier targets.

Soundtrack and Laser Bird are their cousins.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Bebopgroove on February 03, 2018, 12:54:35 AM
Are alot of these limited? Or is there a place similar to Katz, where, if I was interested in getting Genie, I could order her? Sorry, I've been trying to educate myself on these, too.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: achab1984 on February 03, 2018, 01:01:53 AM
I have two of the big brother ones right now, I am making payments on a few other ones right now.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 03, 2018, 01:05:45 AM
Yes . . . their hotter cousins, clearly.  :P

Sunset, the curls on your Dasher are stunning!  Like perfect candy canes!

I found more pics of my ponies . . .

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sawkinator on February 03, 2018, 01:31:20 AM
I'm a fan of the HQG1Cs but I have to ask... how legal is it for that factory to produce old Hasbro molds? Could Hasbro find out and stop it?
(I'm not against the project, btw. I have Genie on her way to me, hehe...)

I was wondering this, too. It's good to know it's not likely going to be shut down by Hasbro anytime soon  :lol:

God I want them all, but I really should save up some money for more important things first.  ^^; The red Valentine's one is especially tempting though, since as far as I know there aren't any G1 ponies that are actually red. (the closest you can get is like, dark pink or salmon  :huh:)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 03, 2018, 02:09:26 AM
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 03, 2018, 02:21:24 AM
Who's the little white sparkle baby Sunset?! :lovey: :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 03, 2018, 02:22:28 AM
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.

Well they are making these for the pony community. You pay a lot for ponies who are painted and maybe even rehaired too. They had to recreate the moulds and hair them and stuff. That's pretty cheap for something like that.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Gator on February 03, 2018, 02:49:02 AM
I think I know what would make a GREAT big brother pegasus pony if they ever made one!  I'm thinking maybe a green body, with hair color similar to baby Ribbs.  Maybe some blue alligator symbols... Hmm, sounds like the perfect big brother to me!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 03:05:25 AM
Yes . . . their hotter cousins, clearly.  :P

Sunset, the curls on your Dasher are stunning!  Like perfect candy canes!

I found more pics of my ponies . . .

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Thanks!  Love your Celebration.  He looks so handsome!



Who's the little white sparkle baby Sunset?! :lovey: :frolic:

Baby Wishes.  She was the special extra for ordering a special big bundle.  She's part of the glitter island set.  Her symbol takes elements from both Genie and Celebration.  Whether siblings or parents is up to you :)

Looks like you can get her alone now if you want.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 03, 2018, 03:14:28 AM
Yes . . . their hotter cousins, clearly.  :P

Sunset, the curls on your Dasher are stunning!  Like perfect candy canes!

I found more pics of my ponies . . .

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:lmao: It must be hard for Soundwave to not be as hot as Soundtrack. XD
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 03, 2018, 03:15:12 AM
Yes . . . their hotter cousins, clearly.  :P

Sunset, the curls on your Dasher are stunning!  Like perfect candy canes!

I found more pics of my ponies . . .

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Thanks!  Love your Celebration.  He looks so handsome!



Who's the little white sparkle baby Sunset?! :lovey: :frolic:

Baby Wishes.  She was the special extra for ordering a special big bundle.  She's part of the glitter island set.  Her symbol takes elements from both Genie and Celebration.  Whether siblings or parents is up to you :)

Looks like you can get her alone now if you want.

Ooh!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 03:16:10 AM
Are alot of these limited? Or is there a place similar to Katz, where, if I was interested in getting Genie, I could order her? Sorry, I've been trying to educate myself on these, too.

You can still get Genie here on Clipper's sale page

https://clipper.ecrater.com/c/2078822/g1-hq-collector-customs (https://clipper.ecrater.com/c/2078822/g1-hq-collector-customs)

Or PaintKitty's Stall

https://paintkittysstall.ecrater.com/c/2133067/hqg1c (https://paintkittysstall.ecrater.com/c/2133067/hqg1c)

I don't know if I'm the best to answer the limited question.  Hopefully Clipper or PaintKitty's or one of the others will be along in a little bit and answer that question.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 03:20:15 AM
I think I know what would make a GREAT big brother pegasus pony if they ever made one!  I'm thinking maybe a green body, with hair color similar to baby Ribbs.  Maybe some blue alligator symbols... Hmm, sounds like the perfect big brother to me!

Ha!  Sounds like a pretty handsome fella!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 03, 2018, 03:27:03 AM
I think I know what would make a GREAT big brother pegasus pony if they ever made one!  I'm thinking maybe a green body, with hair color similar to baby Ribbs.  Maybe some blue alligator symbols... Hmm, sounds like the perfect big brother to me!

The description seems vaguely familiar . . . :P  Sounds like a looker!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 03, 2018, 03:27:11 AM
They are all limited small runs, which is the reasoning for them being 'pricey'. Quality is also very good , and each pony has a story / meaning behind them. 

There is more info on hqg1c in the for sale section on the arena.. both by me and one by wingsofmesquerade. They explain the project and also show the links for each region.

I think all questions have been answered. But I will
Come back to check in to see if I can help any further .
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 03, 2018, 04:53:42 AM
these are some of the original threads on the discussion and sales and trade about the project. There is now a UK source for the hq ponies .... paintkittysstall.ecrater.co.uk   (http://paintkittysstall.ecrater.co.uk)

http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,381546.0.html (http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,381546.0.html)


http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,384451.0.html (http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,384451.0.html)


http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,382503.0.html (http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,382503.0.html)




Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2018, 05:59:11 AM
On the price point thing...of you commissioned a custom from someone, or a plush, you would probably pay similar and technically those are non official thus also bootlegs of a kind...?

Lol@ Gator
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 03, 2018, 06:08:20 AM
Also the HQG1C's are small runs by necessity (because a small, select group of people are interested in them) and with small runs, there is more overhead per item.  That's just the reality of it.  They are not making a pile of money by making these customs, lol.  The money gets reinvested in the project . . . making new molds, ordering more ponies, paying for the shipping from China, etc.  They're a true labor of love.  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: BlackCurtains on February 03, 2018, 06:30:15 AM
They are still mass produced in a Chinese factory... hardly the same thing as a handmade item.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on February 03, 2018, 06:36:57 AM
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.

Well they are making these for the pony community. You pay a lot for ponies who are painted and maybe even rehaired too. They had to recreate the moulds and hair them and stuff. That's pretty cheap for something like that.

They're too expensive for what you get, IMO.  There's a huge difference between a unique hand made custom and a mass produced bootleg.  That said I'm happy to see them exist all the same, since it means fewer original G1's ending up as custom fodder.  Would probably be much more interested if they were in the 10-15$ range.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Livia on February 03, 2018, 06:52:05 AM
Oh my goodness! This is the first time I heard of these and I love it. The legend lives on!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on February 03, 2018, 07:23:56 AM
Oh you guys... I seem to have accidentally just bought a sitting white blank  :cool:
 :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on February 03, 2018, 08:13:29 AM
Got another question for you all, in The Pony Business webpage, horseshoe points are mentioned, what are those for?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on February 03, 2018, 09:55:10 AM
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.

Well they are making these for the pony community. You pay a lot for ponies who are painted and maybe even rehaired too. They had to recreate the moulds and hair them and stuff. That's pretty cheap for something like that.

They're too expensive for what you get, IMO.  There's a huge difference between a unique hand made custom and a mass produced bootleg.  That said I'm happy to see them exist all the same, since it means fewer original G1's ending up as custom fodder.  Would probably be much more interested if they were in the 10-15$ range.

These ponies are a labor of love. They require a small team of us that literally spend months making them. No one is getting rich from these or paid by the hour like people working basic fun/bridge direct, and they are very limited quantities compared to any pony you'll find in a store. If each run was a guarunteed sell out, prices could be lowered so join our facebook group and spread the word to friends! You can catch special deals on cheaper ones through the group from time to time;)

Just because someone didn't paint the body or the eyes on doesn't mean they are not hand made. People spend weeks designing/ choosing colors, someone physically pours/ pulls the pony from the mold, risks their fingers on an industrial hairing machine, puts the pony in the symbol stamper, hand cuts each tail and places each head on, bags each pony with accessories and packs them, so they are, in a way, made by hand.

Most of our ponies range in the $15-$30 range. Buying the big bundle packs is the best deal when new ponies are released and we try to spoil our supporters as best we can:) This project is still new, its not like there are 50,000 being made and sold in stores so they're more like a special mail order than anything else. We do this to bring new and unique characters with meaning, not cheap bootlegs you'd find in a dollar store. Like I said, join the group and keep an eye out for a deal;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PoserBeachball on February 03, 2018, 10:02:35 AM
Wysteria, and the rest of you involved in the project - thank you for these ponies, they are utterly delightful.

Your glorious Dasher has rekindled my love of collecting, and is admired by non-MLP folk.
Am now eagerly awaiting the Valentine's release.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on February 03, 2018, 10:46:22 AM
The price is slightly disappointing from a customizing angle since it's a lot to spend on custom bait but I really don't blame the people working on the project for that. If anyone is to blame it's the factories making them but there's not much else that can be done about it.

In other news why not try to make those celestial ponies that never got made?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 03, 2018, 11:07:38 AM
@ Lady Moondancer
I know about TF fan projects but in case of MLP it's the exact same mold. I have never seen a fakie that looked like a copy (someone show me where to get those, lol). Even the white sitting fakie wouldn't blend into a G1 herd that easily because it's bigger and the tail is moulded.

To me, it's more similar to recasting a figure. Something thst - for example - the model horse community or doll community would hate because it's not legal.

I am happy HQG1C exist. I have always wondered if we could do something like the TF fans. Problematic to me is just that the molds appear to be "stolen" instead of being new designs like the TF projects. A HQG1C seems more bootleggy than an ugly dollar store fakie.
I don't give a damn about Hasbro, I was just concerned about legal issues.

My own question: can anyone suggest designs or themes? Because I would love to see a green TAF  :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2018, 11:09:54 AM
I only have Dasher so far although I plan for the valentines as well. I don't think I would buy all of them but that s the challenge the project has. Not everyone buys every pony.

I would say from the quality of Dasher that a lot of woek goes into these ponies. More probably than goes into some g4. Fashion Style Photo Finish originally retailed here at 22£ snd her qc is awful. Yeah she is official but to me that is worse.

As for the factories...those people are still people and not automatons. Lets not get into a discussion on the cost o labour...

I think that the real prixe reason is that it depends on how many people are interested. I am ok with the price as I am only buying the ones that jump out at me.

I do with there was a cheaper way to produce blanks for custom as I see this as a way to protect existing g1 ponies from being customised. Maybe one day...

@Zapper - buttons?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 03, 2018, 11:21:13 AM
I just don't want to spend big bucks on a highly sought after pony that might have age spots and bad hair.
I would love to see a new one in a fresh green. More green ponies in general. Maybe that's why Buttons and Mimic go for insane prices, because they are true green G1s :lol:

I was thinking of a light green TAF with thin vines and heart shaped little leaves on her back. Sort of a sister to Sugarberry.

PS: That's why I got Genie. A sparkle pony in good quality without plastic breakdown or a hardened body and with nice silky hair.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Teddy on February 03, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
I just love this project and have a small collection of the ponies so far. ^-^ Yes, they might seem a little on the expensive side at first, but I think they are worth it. Very high quality and just gorgeous! I love that the people running the project take suggestions and feedback from the rest of us collectors. We even get to vote on things like color preferences on new ponies that are coming out soon on the Facebook group. Anyway, these are my HQG1s so far:

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I can't wait for the new Valentine's Day girls to arrive! They are made from flutter pony molds (without wings or the mechanisms). They are just gorgeous! <3
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 03, 2018, 03:23:09 PM
I absolutely love them and I would love to support the project, but by the time you convert to CAD, there's just no way I could ever spend that kind of money on a pony. 
A HQG1C costs in CAD about the same as one of my line of credit payments!  :( 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: StrawberryScoops on February 03, 2018, 03:39:33 PM
I love them as well but only have Dasher. Unfortunately the Canadian conversion is quite killer. $25 is very reasonable for them, it’s the US/CAD conversion, shipping, and fees that are killer. It cost me about $70 to get my Dasher. If I lived in the US I’d have them all.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Einhornbaby on February 03, 2018, 03:58:05 PM
I really like the ponies (have Baby Batty, Genie and Kitty Love matte) but to be honest... its a lot of money to invest and Im still looking for a lot of G1 ponies from my wishlist. Yes I know why they cost their price but I want to be honest and as long as there are original G1 on my wishlist Im leaning towards buying those first.

There is one other thing.. My Kitty Love came to me with a scratched eye (very visible sadly). Is that common or to say in other words do I have to expect flaws like that when ordering another pony? This fact currently holds me off from ordering Dasher and Puppy Love whom Id really love to add.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2018, 04:06:58 PM
I admit th3 the exchange rate thing is an issue hete too. Although I blame that mostly on the idiots in this country whose ill advised politics led to the crash of the £ against other currencies. It is good to be able at least atm to order them from somewhere without import duty risks. If that were a consideration I would probably pass on them.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 04:26:51 PM
I have never seen a fakie that looked like a copy (someone show me where to get those, lol).


If you google "my little pony crumpet fakie" or "my little pony newborn fakie dollar general" you'll see some.  The crumpet fakie was available in my local drug store in the 90s.  I found one at the flea market recently and looking at her I can even see that the hoof stamps look the same except you can see where they filled in the bottom of the hoof that was stamped  "Hasbro".  I don't know if the dollar general newborn fakie is still being sold but I've found her a few times while thrifting.  She's very popular with the customizers. 

They are both clearly made with either original molds or recasted.  They just use really cheap materials for the plastic and the hair.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 03, 2018, 05:27:46 PM
I think the bigger issue is that Hasbro either don't know or aren't acting on the Chinese distributors selling loose ponies on Ebay.  Those are technically a threat to their sales. It surprises me they aren't trying to clamp down on that more. Though it can also be said that poor distribution of some sets drove some people to buy on ebay, so...maybe they make the problem worse.

In any case the only query I would have on this is the new retro ponies and whether there's a conflict of interest. But otherwise G1 was a long time ago and Hasbro haven't bothered about G1 or G3 poses being used by fakie companies (actually, even G4 ones) over the past 20 years or so. I think a lot of those are more common in the US but I've seen quite a few here in the UK as well. Especially the purple and pink newborn babies and the sets with a mixture of G3 poses which is STILL AVAILABLE in at least one of my local toy stores alongside My Little Pony proper.

These aren't different from customs that people make from existing G1s and sell. It's not the same market really. I mean, if it bothered Hasbro, they will doubtless make that known - but these aren't really My Little Pony. They are tributes to My Little pony made by fans which all contributes to the continued popularity of the old stuff.

Hasbro release their own plushes but there are a lot of people on Etsy selling plushes of G1 and G4 characters, they don't sell one offs but are willing to make them to order. I admire the people who can do that, to be honest, but again, Hasbro don't seem to be concerned about those kinds of things. There's a lot of MLP images on things like redbubble which are using images based on Hasbro's intellectual property. Again, Hasbro isn't acting.

There's a certain amount of publicity generation from fan projects which helps the brand. And since HQG1C isn't directly aimed at or impacting G4 sales, it's not competing with Hasbro really. And the fact we're all petitioning TBD to make the Celestials instead of just hoping for a HQG1C release also proves that, deep down, Hasbro will still always get priority on things like this.

If the project were making repro rainbow ponies from G1 and selling them at an undercut price to the ones coming out, that would be different. These aren't real ponies. I think that's the big difference. Nobody is looking at them and seeing them as real ponies.

I have to say that I really like the fact they've played around with the flutter poses for the newest ones. It's actually one of the big reasons I want to get them. That and I *really* like the colour scheme of the red one. I am hoping they might be out in time for my birthday at the end of February.

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 03, 2018, 05:41:08 PM
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.

Well they are making these for the pony community. You pay a lot for ponies who are painted and maybe even rehaired too. They had to recreate the moulds and hair them and stuff. That's pretty cheap for something like that.

They're too expensive for what you get, IMO.  There's a huge difference between a unique hand made custom and a mass produced bootleg.  That said I'm happy to see them exist all the same, since it means fewer original G1's ending up as custom fodder.  Would probably be much more interested if they were in the 10-15$ range.

This is hardly a mass produced bootleg. Why don't you two make remake pony moulds and order hair and see how much it costs you?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on February 03, 2018, 05:54:29 PM
As much as I love these, my stupid completionist self can't bear the idea of getting one without getting all, and I simply don't have the money for that  :( The fact that these are going to continue indefinitely is what really throws me off - if it was just one set I could calculate the amount of money I'd spend on it in total, but as it is, starting to collect these is gonna be a huge investment. Not that this is a gripe against the HQG1C project - it's just my own dumb self not really being compatible with this project.

I think the prices are pretty fair, honestly - these are customs, after all, and even if they're not handmade, getting the right supplies+molds and convincing a factory overseas (!!!!!) to actually mass-produce these sounds like just as much work as hand painting, rehairing and sculpting a pony. It's just not physical labor, which is why I feel it gets brushed aside. Like, this is an actual business effort going on - that takes some SERIOUS entrepreneurial skills!

Plus, they frequently have bundle sales, and even if the price drops on individual ponies aren't /that/ steep, you can still save quite a bit if you have enough money to throw down on several at once.

...just out of curiosity, how many sets do you guys currently have planned, and how many ponies per set do you foresee producing?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: cyberunicorn on February 03, 2018, 06:04:27 PM
Oh you guys... I seem to have accidentally just bought a sitting white blank  :cool:
 :frolic: :frolic: :frolic: :frolic:

This happenned to me on a few occasions with different ponies.

I love the idea that they are about, don't get me wrong I do not intend to get all of them but it is nice to add them in to my current collection. And yes they do have minor flaws but I recently put one next to a new hasbro pony that I bought for a swap..... well the hasbro pony was tossed out it was in outrages condition I would not give to the target audience to play with never mind a collector.

I do not think the prices are to bad considering what you get in return
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on February 03, 2018, 06:12:39 PM

Just because someone didn't paint the body or the eyes on doesn't mean they are not hand made. People spend weeks designing/ choosing colors, someone physically pours/ pulls the pony from the mold, risks their fingers on an industrial hairing machine, puts the pony in the symbol stamper, hand cuts each tail and places each head on, bags each pony with accessories and packs them, so they are, in a way, made by hand.


Wow I would LOVE to see how a pony is constructed!

Have you photos of the molds, the hairing machine and the intriguing symbol stamper in action?

I think it would be really cool to see them "being born"!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 06:15:16 PM

Just because someone didn't paint the body or the eyes on doesn't mean they are not hand made. People spend weeks designing/ choosing colors, someone physically pours/ pulls the pony from the mold, risks their fingers on an industrial hairing machine, puts the pony in the symbol stamper, hand cuts each tail and places each head on, bags each pony with accessories and packs them, so they are, in a way, made by hand.


Wow I would LOVE to see how a pony is constructed!

Have you photos of the molds, the hairing machine and the intriguing symbol stamper in action?

I think it would be really cool to see them "being born"!  :biggrin:

I know a video of someone using the hairing machine was posted once.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on February 03, 2018, 06:19:12 PM

I know a video of someone using the hairing machine was posted once.

I *think* I may have seen a similar one but for a doll, not for a pony.
It would be so interesting to see it if anyone can find the vid?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 03, 2018, 06:24:49 PM
All this talk about them actually reminded me I planned to get the valentines package but never ordered. Fixed that up real quick!  :P
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on February 03, 2018, 08:16:32 PM
These ponies are a labor of love. They require a small team of us that literally spend months making them. No one is getting rich from these or paid by the hour like people working basic fun/bridge direct, and they are very limited quantities compared to any pony you'll find in a store. If each run was a guarunteed sell out, prices could be lowered so join our facebook group and spread the word to friends! You can catch special deals on cheaper ones through the group from time to time;)

Just because someone didn't paint the body or the eyes on doesn't mean they are not hand made. People spend weeks designing/ choosing colors, someone physically pours/ pulls the pony from the mold, risks their fingers on an industrial hairing machine, puts the pony in the symbol stamper, hand cuts each tail and places each head on, bags each pony with accessories and packs them, so they are, in a way, made by hand.

Most of our ponies range in the $15-$30 range. Buying the big bundle packs is the best deal when new ponies are released and we try to spoil our supporters as best we can:) This project is still new, its not like there are 50,000 being made and sold in stores so they're more like a special mail order than anything else. We do this to bring new and unique characters with meaning, not cheap bootlegs you'd find in a dollar store. Like I said, join the group and keep an eye out for a deal;)

Someone spent weeks designing every genuine MLP too.
Same with the production - by that definition, every toy on every store shelf is 'hand-made'.
I'm not your target market.  I hate social media, will never use Failbook and here's no way I'm going to spend 70$+ dollars on a bootleg toy (that's the actual cost to me, after currency conversion and shipping factored in). 

This is hardly a mass produced bootleg. Why don't you two make remake pony moulds and order hair and see how much it costs you?

Where do we draw the line between mass produced and not?  They're certainly not unique or one-of-a-kind.  That would imply batch production, or production en mass.  There's no need to get snippy; as I said, I'm happy they exist because it means more acceptable bait bodies for those who want G1 bases.  Just not for me.  And I've no interest in trying to remake Hasbro's G1 moulds, as I prefer not to open myself to potential legal action - however remote that possibility may seem. 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 08:28:29 PM
For me personally, I find that what I like about these is a little different from what I like about vintage g1.  I rarely buy g1 online.  I guess in my mind, vintage g1 that is already in the community will always be there.  I could buy them for the going rate plus shipping.  But instead I spend gas money driving around to flea markets. There's a huge one that I go to a few times a year but it's a 2 hour drive away plus $5 for parking.  I could save that money and buy a guaranteed g1 pony instead of hoping to find something and often coming away disappointed.  But then sometimes I come away with a great haul.  So I guess for me I love the treasure hunt aspect of collecting g1.

HQG1 is different because I will only ever find them online.  Also they are limited.  Much like the Fair exclusives in past years ( which also typically cost $20-25) Even if there is a run of 500, which is a lot compared to a hand made custom, it's still a drop in the bucket compared to the 50,000 run that Hasbro probably makes of each character (200,000 if it's Pinkie :P ).  And since Hasbro is making ponies in those numbers they can also make them cheaper cause the factory can buy the supplies in bulk and don't have to reset the machines as often.

But that aside, I really enjoy getting to see some of the behind the scenes on designing and producing these.  And getting to be involved even if it's just voting on a poll about two similar shades of hair.

In regards to Basic Fun, I think everyone would be super excited if they where to start releasing new characters.  Even those directly involved with HQGC want to see that.  But until they do I don't see a conflict.  HQGC appeals to those who already have a lot of vintage G1 but who want to see new characters.  Basic Fun is currently banking on the nostalgia of readily recognizable characters to the "average" fan.

The conversion aspect *is* very unfortunate for those who don't live in the US and I completely understand needing to make choices about where to spend money.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: SaraMari on February 03, 2018, 09:01:03 PM
I love this project: I have Genie, Puppy Love, Kitty Love, Dasher, Celebration, Glitter wishes and the new Valentine's ponies on pre-order. To me the price is obviously not cheap but I get a lot from it. Good design, nice quality, new character etc. And spending 25$ a few times per year is not expensive. It's not like there's a new one every every month.

I wouldn't call them bootlegs as bootlegs are made to be exact replicas of items but cheaper than the original in order to poach profits. These are not copies of existing G1 ponies. They are customs which are not ooak.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on February 03, 2018, 09:20:14 PM
I wouldn't call them bootlegs as bootlegs are made to be exact replicas of items but cheaper than the original in order to poach profits. These are not copies of existing G1 ponies. They are customs which are not ooak.
Bootleg means simply "made, distributed or sold illegally".  It does not assure better, equal or worse quality.  You're thinking of knockoff, which is a cheap copy of a popular product.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Aadra310 on February 03, 2018, 09:28:52 PM
I am so excited about the HQG1C ponies!  I've been collecting G1s for pretty much my whole life and, within the last few years, have mostly completed my collection since I don't care much for later gens.  That was a HUGE bummer because I just didn't have much reason to continue to be active in the pony community or do much with my collection.  This project has given me a renewed interest and love of ponies all over again! 

Are they a bit pricey?  Yes.  But I understand the reasons and, for me, it's worth it since I have so very little else G1 related to buy!
For me, these are customs not so unlike the ones people repaint and rehair and post right here on the Arena.  And some of those go for way more than $25.  These are ponies specifically for collectors designed by collectors.  The fact that there is more than one identical pony means more people get to enjoy them!

Overall, it seems like harmless fun.  Much like collecting in general.

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on February 03, 2018, 10:09:52 PM
To me, it's more similar to recasting a figure. Something thst - for example - the model horse community or doll community would hate because it's not legal.

I'm not sure about the model horse community but I know the BJD community doesn't like recasts because most BJD "companies" are small groups of artists. Most playline doll communities actually embrace bootlegs.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 03, 2018, 10:12:24 PM
HQG1 is different because I will only ever find them online.  Also they are limited.  Much like the Fair exclusives in past years ( which also typically cost $20-25) Even if there is a run of 500, which is a lot compared to a hand made custom, it's still a drop in the bucket compared to the 50,000 run that Hasbro probably makes of each character (200,000 if it's Pinkie :P ). 

Totally agree! I have the G3 Junko Mizuno without box. She started out as an 1€ auction but the bidding wars catapulted her to 33€! I have Genie but Junko is my most expensive pony ever thanks to the secondhand market.

I'm not a completionist so the price is fair and a rare thing in my collection.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 03, 2018, 10:33:13 PM
To me, it's more similar to recasting a figure. Something thst - for example - the model horse community or doll community would hate because it's not legal.

I'm not sure about the model horse community but I know the BJD community doesn't like recasts because most BJD "companies" are small groups of artists. Most playline doll communities actually embrace bootlegs.

I was thinking about this.  I'm not a member of the Breyer community (though I have a few) so I could be reading this wrong.  Seems to me that the difference between Breyer/model horses and mlp or similar brands is what can be trademarked or branded.  Hasbro can trademark specific characters.  "firefly" is a pink Pegasus with lightning bolts on her flank.

However, Breyer can't trademark "random Appaloosa horse" or "white Arabian mare".  They certainly don't own any rights to "Man O War" or "Secretariate". Or even " the Black Stallion" or "Spirit."  So the only thing Breyer can claim as being theirs that makes their product different from anyone else's is the actual mold.  So I guess I can see how Breyer might be more proprietary about their molds.

But that's a different mind set that isn't shared in all of the mlp community.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 03, 2018, 11:22:18 PM
Technically anyone who sells handpainted customs like "Baby Mimic" or "Daddy Gusty", or G3/G4 versions of G1 ponies, is infringing on Hasbro's intellectual property because they are profiting off the likenesses of Hasbro characters.  When the Narnia movies started coming out, the movie studio (don't remember which one it was) actually did go after someone who was selling a MLP custom based on the White Witch.

Bottom line is that companies COULD go after a wide variety of fans, but they often refrain because it's bad business to make your fans unhappy and a lot of fanworks don't directly compete with them. 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 03, 2018, 11:33:04 PM
When the Narnia movies started coming out, the movie studio (don't remember which one it was) actually did go after someone who was selling a MLP custom based on the White Witch.

I'm sorry for the customizer but this is so oddly specific and made me laugh.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 03, 2018, 11:43:42 PM
It was really weird!  They relisted the pony as "Snowy queen pony" or something, with all Narnia mentions removed, and then the movie studio left them alone.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on February 03, 2018, 11:49:52 PM
When the Narnia movies started coming out, the movie studio (don't remember which one it was) actually did go after someone who was selling a MLP custom based on the White Witch.

I'm sorry for the customizer but this is so oddly specific and made me laugh.

omg, of ALL the things to go after, they went after that?!? XD I mean, not to sound like I'm dissing the customizer (I'm not) but how the heck would a custom MLP be a threat to the filmmakers?! XD If it was a bootleg of something they were selling (i.e. actual merch), I'd understand it, but.. seriously? haha
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 04, 2018, 12:02:34 AM
Marvel used to send cease-and-desists to people offering (free) skins of Spider-Man etc for The Sims, which always struck me as petty.  It's not like Marvel had any similar games . . . (This was in the 90s, I don't know if they still do that.  Hopefully they've mellowed since then!)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: kestral_kitsune on February 04, 2018, 01:57:45 AM
The same level of legality as the Bubbles pose unicorn fakie or Crumpet fakies or things like that.  :)  Hasbro is pretty lenient with fan projects as long as they don't make themselves impossible to ignore (like the Mane6 "Fighting Is Magic" video game, where they stupidly entered a major video game convention) or damage their brand (like that really gross Princess Celestia Tumblr, ugh) or have the exact same name as a real pony (like that Mattel Bumblebee superhero doll, where Hasbro sued them because they have a Transformer named Bumblebee).

Like, to give some idea, there are over a dozen third party Transformers companies, and by "third party" I mean they are unlicensed but are busy making perfectly show-accurate Transformers characters.  Some of the robots are even . . .

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G1 style HOT SOLDIERS, lol.  Whew, for a minute I thought that was Soundwave and Laserbeak!  What a relief to realize it's Soundtrack and Laser Bird.  :P

I have never heard of Hasbro going after a third party TF company, and they would be a looot easier targets.

didn't know hasbro went after Mattel for the BumbleBee superhero, since its the DC line and there's a hero named bumblebee in it and last i knew the TF Bumblebee wasn't a sassy crime fighting size changing chick XD
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 04, 2018, 02:05:07 AM
The funny thing is that Bumblebee-the-superhero debuted BEFORE Bumblebee-the-robot.

However, Hasbro trademarked the name first to apply to a toy . . . ?  Or something . . . ?  It seemed very legally silly to me.

Heeeey, how about some moooore pony pics?

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When I think about Christmas, I think about how the tree looks at night when all the other lights are turned off.  Dark, twinkling, and mysterious . . . I tried to capture that mood with Dasher.  :)

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Baby Tiptop with her favorite toy!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Snapdragon on February 05, 2018, 08:18:46 AM
Oh man, I didn't see this post until now! What a fun topic! ^_^ I need to take more photos of my mystery babies! (And I need a stack-toy to photograph them with, that's so cute LadyMoondancer!!)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Gator on February 08, 2018, 03:09:01 AM
I usually keep my ponies in hiding, but I brought Dream Castle and these guys out of storage to meet Dasher!
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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Raindrop on February 08, 2018, 04:13:13 AM
It is fun to see everyone's pictures of their HQG1C ponies.  I have several myself and admit to having preordered one of the valentine ponies.

There has been a lot of discussion of the price.  These are more expensive to collect than common MLP of any generation, and I know this is a frustration.  The difficulty is that a small contracted factory run of a product is more expensive than large-scale production by an established major corporation.  A significant component of the cost is creating the molds, which costs thousands of dollars independent of other production costs (I know because I researched this myself at one point).  If you are ordering 400,000 Pinkie Pies this cost can be spread out much more and individual items priced more cheaply than if you are ordering 500 Genies.  G1-size ponies are also larger than G4 and have more hair, which I suspect adds to the cost (the $10 cost of the Bridge Direct/Basic Fun anniversary ponies in the U.S. is probably pretty typical for a larger scale production of something like a G1 pony today; remember that the roughly $5 we remember paying for a basic MLP back in the 80's in the U.S. is equivalent to much more in today's dollars). 

I have to say that I have been very happy with the quality of my HQG1C ponies.  I personally don't mind that they are not official MLP, and I appreciate that those steering the project have chosen designs close to the style and spirit of G1.  Baby Glitter Wishes is one of my favorite ponies!

As for the copyright issue, I hope Hasbro leaves the project alone.  Does it violate copyright?  I think it does.  That does raise ethical questions.  But I don't think Hasbro will ever be interested in anything like what HQG1C is doing.  The project is extremely small in comparison with Hasbro's market, I doubt it is generating much (if any) profit at this point, and the customs are not significantly competitive with current toy lines.  I think Hasbro is much more harmed by the dollar-store knockoff brands that imitate current Hasbro molds and steal G4 artwork.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tikibirds on February 08, 2018, 04:58:59 AM
I have this one and I dont know why the picture is formated weird.
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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 08, 2018, 11:00:49 AM
I think my one concern with the project, if I have one, is that, knowing that a pony was probably sacrificed to create the moulds used, it bothers me a little that the baby/newborn pose must have been Baby Bouncy surprise newborn. She's the only one to have that pose, and she's quite a rare pony in contrast to most of the other newborns. That does twitch at me slightly...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Aadra310 on February 08, 2018, 03:56:19 PM
I think my one concern with the project, if I have one, is that, knowing that a pony was probably sacrificed to create the moulds used

If I remember correctly, I don't think a pony was destroyed.  At least, not in later cases as the project was requesting baits (most likely because hair probably would be ruined) and they said the pony would survive the process!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 08, 2018, 04:08:03 PM
The ponies aren't actually destroyed to make the molds.  Though I believe they must be hairless.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 08, 2018, 06:33:33 PM
The ponies aren't actually destroyed to make the molds.  Though I believe they must be hairless.

I think I mentioned it before but I like hair. So to me that would count as destroyed ;) I guess that it just troubles me slightly that it was that pony. She's the only one to have that pose and she's not common...of all the newborns to choose...unless she was so fiendishly wrecked in terms of marks as well. I dunno...

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on February 08, 2018, 07:15:02 PM
The ponies aren't actually destroyed to make the molds.  Though I believe they must be hairless.

I think I mentioned it before but I like hair. So to me that would count as destroyed ;) I guess that it just troubles me slightly that it was that pony. She's the only one to have that pose and she's not common...of all the newborns to choose...unless she was so fiendishly wrecked in terms of marks as well. I dunno...



Well, you could think of it this way:  because of that one pony's sacrifice customizers have a lot better option for customs in that pose and it might save many vintage ponies in the future.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 08, 2018, 07:25:44 PM
The ponies aren't actually destroyed to make the molds.  Though I believe they must be hairless.

I think I mentioned it before but I like hair. So to me that would count as destroyed ;) I guess that it just troubles me slightly that it was that pony. She's the only one to have that pose and she's not common...of all the newborns to choose...unless she was so fiendishly wrecked in terms of marks as well. I dunno...



Well, you could think of it this way:  because of that one pony's sacrifice customizers have a lot better option for customs in that pose and it might save many vintage ponies in the future.

Probably true. I just wish they'd begun with a less obscure pose, because the pony it comes from is not common even here, and it;s a set with variations so a lot of collectors try to collect both versions. I figure there must have been a reason, and it might just have been that was the most wrecked baby pony they had to hand - but if that's the case that too is kind of sad to me. Whatever the real reason, there's one less Baby Bouncy.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on February 08, 2018, 07:27:18 PM
The ponies aren't actually destroyed to make the molds.  Though I believe they must be hairless.

I think I mentioned it before but I like hair. So to me that would count as destroyed ;) I guess that it just troubles me slightly that it was that pony. She's the only one to have that pose and she's not common...of all the newborns to choose...unless she was so fiendishly wrecked in terms of marks as well. I dunno...



If she had already fallen victim to a child with scissors they would need to take out the hair to rehair her anyways. Maybe even after they were done with her they did just that and restored her to her former glory.

I personally would like to see some Celestial / Fancy Swirl ponies. If not the 4 designs that never made it to production then maybe a brand new design made for this project.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 08, 2018, 07:58:47 PM
Part of baby bouncy' ear was missing and had bite marks all over her. She is not destroyed, and not one less. She still exists and we plan to rehair her.  and
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 08, 2018, 08:42:57 PM
Part of baby bouncy' ear was missing and had bite marks all over her. She is not destroyed, and not one less. She still exists and we plan to rehair her.  and

Well, at least she has a happy ending. It's just sad that she came to that point :/

I know restoration is a thing, but I don't really believe in rehairing and such -at least I do, but once a pony is rehaired it is half custom not original any more - so it's always sad to me when a pony reaches a state whereby such intervention is necessary.

I am glad to hear she wasn't sacrificed though. Although it does still bother me that a rare baby with a rare pose was used. I realise I am quite specific in these views, and a lot of people won't agree with me, but the moment she needed to be rehaired/lost her own hair, she became 'one less' to me.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Skylar on February 08, 2018, 08:43:14 PM
Part of baby bouncy' ear was missing and had bite marks all over her. She is not destroyed, and not one less. She still exists and we plan to rehair her.  and

Make sure that you post completed pics so that we can honor her appropriately for her sacrifice. I know that i love my babies that she helped create!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 08, 2018, 10:05:30 PM
Part of baby bouncy' ear was missing and had bite marks all over her. She is not destroyed, and not one less. She still exists and we plan to rehair her.  and

Make sure that you post completed pics so that we can honor her appropriately for her sacrifice. I know that i love my babies that she helped create!!
We will. She is planned to go back to her original owner in the future.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 09, 2018, 12:00:56 AM
I'd rather see a rare G1 used for the project to make many new ones than see it customized into some random OOAK.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 09, 2018, 12:16:40 AM
Part of baby bouncy' ear was missing and had bite marks all over her. She is not destroyed, and not one less. She still exists and we plan to rehair her.

Make sure that you post completed pics so that we can honor her appropriately for her sacrifice. I know that i love my babies that she helped create!!

Same, Glitter Wishes in particular is amazing.  :)  I've also got a spare Batty Boo I want to customize.  Glow-in-the-dark = fun!  Might try to dye her . . .
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on February 09, 2018, 12:23:35 AM
...just out of curiosity, how many sets do you guys currently have planned, and how many ponies per set do you foresee producing?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 09, 2018, 12:37:35 AM
...just out of curiosity, how many sets do you guys currently have planned, and how many ponies per set do you foresee producing?

 To my knowledge, I don't think there were that many more planned. The full list is on Facebook. Ideas do get added and removed. I do know that we are trying to make the customs more affordable in the future for everyone.. also poses are being modified.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PoserBeachball on February 09, 2018, 10:09:20 AM
I'd rather see a rare G1 used for the project to make many new ones than see it customized into some random OOAK.

Since finding a random custom g1 baby with a bad paint job for pennies in a charity shop I'd have to agree.
She's home with me now while I work out what to do with her. I'm sure she's not a fakie, don't think she's a rare one, but have to research who she originally was - she's a bit of a mess at the moment.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Khayman81 on February 09, 2018, 01:03:23 PM
I'd rather see a rare G1 used for the project to make many new ones than see it customized into some random OOAK.
I agree in part with this. I have been, and still am, looking for Mimic like crazy, and l sometimes find mimics butchered to become uglys OOAK. And by this l mean, some people are actual artists with customs, and others are just not at all...

Regarding the prices, well l have bought several HQ1C ponies (some of them are still to arrive) at really cheap costs, because they were promos or “baity”ones. I love baity cause it allows me to do some magic on them.
And if Hasbro was really interested in us as collectors or buyers, they would do more “reruns”of the G1s, what they don’t. (I am not talking about the 35 anniversary, but real common market sales). They moved past us and forgot us. Now we grew up and got the techniques to have what we dreamed of while growing: our own ponies. And this is what l like the most from this project. It is ours, not a brand company’s.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on February 09, 2018, 01:22:11 PM

 I do know that we are trying to make the customs more affordable in the future for everyone.. also poses are being modified.

Clipper - to make things less expensive - would HQG1C consider selling hairless pony blanks for customs?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 09, 2018, 05:12:10 PM
I'd rather see a rare G1 used for the project to make many new ones than see it customized into some random OOAK.

The HQG1C project ponies are awesome ,and I love them. But they are still customs and not real ponies, so whether one or many is made from the sacrifice of a real pony is the same thing to me. I will keep the unpopular opinion, but I'd rather rare ponies weren't used in either case. And yeah, it can happen with kids and stuff in the wild. But in future if the project has to use a bait pony for a pose, personally I'd rather see a common bait used than a rare bait. Not just because of the rarity of the original pony but the pose itself isn't symbolic of the line anyway - it's obscure and there are more 'recogniseable' pony poses.

I would second Glitterball's suggestion if it were possible. I've avoided buying blanks because I don't want to remove hair to root (waste of hair, I don't like to remove hair on ponies if the hair is nice) but the option for a hairless blank (maybe in a range of colours) would probably go down well. I don't know whether the production costs would be extreme though.

I really like that the project is playing with poses and doing some original stuff, too. In general I'm fully supportive. It just twitches at me about Baby Bouncy. We're talking about a pony who is probably as rare as Dabble or Scribbles...but of course if other people are ok with using Dabble or Scribbles in the same context, then fine. I will just accept that I have a minority view and we'll move on. Ultimately it's not like I can change it anyway. It just bothers me enough that I haven't bought any of the babies so far and probably won't until there's a less rare pose in circulation.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Foxtale on February 09, 2018, 05:23:55 PM
Does anyone currently have the Valentine's day pair up for sale or pre-sale? (Or when they will be up for sale?)

They are just too adorable!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 09, 2018, 07:59:18 PM

 I do know that we are trying to make the customs more affordable in the future for everyone.. also poses are being modified.

Clipper - to make things less expensive - would HQG1C consider selling hairless pony blanks for customs?

Yes! We just got some in. I will try to upload photos to this post when I get off work.
:)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 09, 2018, 08:19:52 PM
Does anyone currently have the Valentine's day pair up for sale or pre-sale? (Or when they will be up for sale?)

They are just too adorable!
I ordered mine off of KatzPonyShop: https://katzponyshop.ecrater.com/c/2092337/g1-hq-collector-custom-ponies (https://katzponyshop.ecrater.com/c/2092337/g1-hq-collector-custom-ponies)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on February 11, 2018, 08:41:15 AM

 I do know that we are trying to make the customs more affordable in the future for everyone.. also poses are being modified.

Clipper - to make things less expensive - would HQG1C consider selling hairless pony blanks for customs?

Yes! We just got some in. I will try to upload photos to this post when I get off work.
:)

Yaay!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Oneleo1 on February 11, 2018, 03:49:10 PM
I like them... but they are pretty pricey for what is essentially bootlegs.


Honestly they are cheaper than what you would pay for a commissioned custom for the most part. I don't feel they are over priced for what they are 😁
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonShadow on February 13, 2018, 02:47:40 AM
I just wanted to share the Valentines Ponies... The HQG1C guys did an awesome job! :)

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 13, 2018, 03:01:16 AM
I just wanted to share the Valentines Ponies... The HQG1C guys did an awesome job! :)

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They look so beautiful!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 13, 2018, 08:51:59 AM
Really excited to get these...they are really so pretty. Thank you for sharing such a pretty image of them :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Foxtale on February 13, 2018, 04:05:17 PM
I just wanted to share the Valentines Ponies... The HQG1C guys did an awesome job! :)

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They look so beautiful!

I agree! They are lovely!

Are those the pearly or regular ones? :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 13, 2018, 04:24:03 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 13, 2018, 05:11:54 PM
Beautiful, just stunning!  Makes me want to style the hair on mine!

Applejackbunny, the Valentines ponies were in the pre-order stage before.  They started to ship this weekend.  :)  So it will be a bit still, but should be soon.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 13, 2018, 05:24:55 PM
I am hoping that they might sneak here by my birthday in just over a week, but if they don't , they'll still be more than welcome whenever they do arrive. <3 I ordered from Europe this time, rather than the UK...but I know and trust the sellers and so I am happy to wait. I'm sure it will be worth it. They look great.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 13, 2018, 05:36:15 PM


Applejackbunny, the Valentines ponies were in the pre-order stage before.  They started to ship this weekend.  :)  So it will be a bit still, but should be soon.

Sorry, I should have been more clear...I ordered Genie, not a Valentine pony. Was just wondering how long they usually take to deliver?  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: cyberunicorn on February 13, 2018, 05:39:44 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.

I think that they all go to one location then split between the separate distributors then to buyers. (Don't hold me on that though, just what I think happens). I did the pre order of them but I would not be worried yet as I think USA are just getting there's so maybe what a couple more weeks give or take but clipper pops in and out of this thread so will be able to explain distribution process better.

I have ordered before from uk shop and they all arrive in good time from time of order if they are in hand
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 13, 2018, 05:46:59 PM
Ok, thanks Cyberunicorn. I will be patient. I'm waiting for Genie - so excited! I also want Dasher now, lol! They're all so pretty.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shimmer73083 on February 13, 2018, 08:14:45 PM
I love the HQG1C Project and have ordered almost all of them at this point. I love being able to support the pony community in an endeavor that is made specifically for us fellow pony lovers.

That I am able to open up a "G1" pony in 2018 is so much fun and the characters are awesome. Even the customizable blanks that were previously for sale are awesome and I have a few of those too, even though I am not a customizer.

My unofficial, uninformed opinion is probably that the molds are no longer trademarked thus making it legal. Many thanks to those who have put this project together and pulled off what we all have wanted - more G1s!

Here's to many more ponies in this project!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: cyberunicorn on February 13, 2018, 08:37:18 PM
Ok, thanks Cyberunicorn. I will be patient. I'm waiting for Genie - so excited! I also want Dasher now, lol! They're all so pretty.

They are lovely, not got dasher yet but genie is so cute. Had to get frost and snow so that my white activity pony had a family haha
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 13, 2018, 08:39:11 PM
Ok, thanks Cyberunicorn. I will be patient. I'm waiting for Genie - so excited! I also want Dasher now, lol! They're all so pretty.

They are lovely, not got dasher yet but genie is so cute. Had to get frost and snow so that my white activity pony had a family haha

Well that sounds like a very cute family!  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on February 13, 2018, 08:48:02 PM
They are lovely, not got dasher yet but genie is so cute. Had to get frost and snow so that my white activity pony had a family haha
OMG this is brilliant! I never even thought of this and I own Frost and Snow! My activity Baby is on her way, she'll be so happy to have a Mum and Daddy!!!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 13, 2018, 08:49:48 PM
They are lovely, not got dasher yet but genie is so cute. Had to get frost and snow so that my white activity pony had a family haha
OMG this is brilliant! I never even thought of this and I own Frost and Snow! My activity Baby is on her way, she'll be so happy to have a Mum and Daddy!!!!

I have to second this. I don't have Frost or Snow but I never thought of them as the parents for the club baby. :)
Great idea.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 13, 2018, 09:19:39 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 13, 2018, 10:44:58 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Wonderful, thank you  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 13, 2018, 11:07:26 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Wonderful, thank you  :)

Just to clarify, is that for Genie (in other words *not* the Valentines ponies)?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Hannah66665 on February 13, 2018, 11:11:09 PM
Any chance of there being blank white flutter bases in the future..? I once had a dream about a white flutter pony and I've always wanted to have a custom made but they were never made in that color.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 13, 2018, 11:27:56 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Hi Clipper - is Thursday likely to be a date for dispatch/processing from mainland Europe too or will it be longer?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 14, 2018, 01:39:50 AM
I haven't gotten my valentines bundle yet, but I'm excited.
Just curious since someone else asked something similar, should I expect a shipping notice on paypal?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 14, 2018, 09:23:34 AM
Taffeta, Europe will be a bit longer since They're using a different postal service. I'm thinking those will start to process in a week or so. :)
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Hi Clipper - is Thursday likely to be a date for dispatch/processing from mainland Europe too or will it be longer?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on February 14, 2018, 09:24:58 AM
Taffeta, Europe will be a bit longer since They're using a different postal service. I'm thinking those will start to process in a week or so. :)
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Hi Clipper - is Thursday likely to be a date for dispatch/processing from mainland Europe too or will it be longer?

Ok, thanks for that :) I'll know now when to look out for them :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 14, 2018, 09:25:09 AM
I haven't gotten my valentines bundle yet, but I'm excited.
Just curious since someone else asked something similar, should I expect a shipping notice on paypal?

If you ordered through Katz pony shop, her box has not arrived yet due to some delay with usps. I believe it's set for delivery today, so orders should start to process tonight.
PayPal will give you tracking info.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 14, 2018, 09:26:23 AM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Wonderful, thank you  :)

Just to clarify, is that for Genie (in other words *not* the Valentines ponies)?

Spoke to paintkitty , and she said your Genie was sent the other day and should arrive soon. 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on February 14, 2018, 10:28:05 AM
My Genie came with a dark smudge on her symbols. Both sides but one side is worse. My friend recently ordered Puppy Love and Batty Boo and both had dirt on the plastic surface. It couldn't be removed the normal way so in the end I had to sand it off.

I think it's worth noting that these flaws exist. I know it's mentioned that factory flaws can happen, but on all three ponies ordered around the same time, that's not what I expect when we spent 65€ combined.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 14, 2018, 01:47:11 PM
I haven't gotten my valentines bundle yet, but I'm excited.
Just curious since someone else asked something similar, should I expect a shipping notice on paypal?

If you ordered through Katz pony shop, her box has not arrived yet due to some delay with usps. I believe it's set for delivery today, so orders should start to process tonight.
PayPal will give you tracking info.
Thank you!  ^.^
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 14, 2018, 02:28:57 PM
I just wanted to share the Valentines Ponies... The HQG1C guys did an awesome job! :)

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Is that a Flutter? She reminds me of G2 Secret Tale. They're both very cute.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on February 14, 2018, 04:23:24 PM
Is that a Flutter? She reminds me of G2 Secret Tale. They're both very cute.

Those are both originally Flutter moulds, yes - though they don't have the wing mechanism from the looks of things.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 14, 2018, 09:01:46 PM
does any body know what colour kitty love is, is she orange or yellow. and does anybody have any comparison pics of her with bubbles. :D i would love to know.
yay for sitting ponies :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Skeen on February 14, 2018, 09:10:04 PM
does any body know what colour kitty love is, is she orange or yellow. and does anybody have any comparison pics of her with bubbles. :D i would love to know.
yay for sitting ponies :biggrin:

Kind of mango-y.  She's definitely more orange than Bubbles is.  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 14, 2018, 09:20:28 PM
does any body know what colour kitty love is, is she orange or yellow. and does anybody have any comparison pics of her with bubbles. :D i would love to know.
yay for sitting ponies :biggrin:


Kind of mango-y.  She's definitely more orange than Bubbles is.  :)

oh great thank you. im debating on getting her, i definitely don't want to get anything too similar to a hasbro pony.
;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on February 14, 2018, 11:31:50 PM
I have to second this. I don't have Frost or Snow but I never thought of them as the parents for the club baby. :)
Great idea.

Was so happy with this idea I HAD to take a picture when Activity Baby Arrived today, I apologize for the poor lighting, but this family was too cute not to share!
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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Skeen on February 15, 2018, 12:30:15 AM
does any body know what colour kitty love is, is she orange or yellow. and does anybody have any comparison pics of her with bubbles. :D i would love to know.
yay for sitting ponies :biggrin:


Kind of mango-y.  She's definitely more orange than Bubbles is.  :)

oh great thank you. im debating on getting her, i definitely don't want to get anything too similar to a hasbro pony.
;)


For you:
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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 15, 2018, 12:40:32 AM
aw thanks hun  :hug:
i just bought one.  :P the shipping wait is going to kill me  :lol:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on February 15, 2018, 05:31:46 PM
I have to second this. I don't have Frost or Snow but I never thought of them as the parents for the club baby. :)
Great idea.

Was so happy with this idea I HAD to take a picture when Activity Baby Arrived today, I apologize for the poor lighting, but this family was too cute not to share!
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Oh, that's precious! What a cute family :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 15, 2018, 06:21:32 PM
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery on one of these? I ordered mine on 3rd of Feb and am still waiting... Am in UK and ordered from UK website.
UK orders start to process Thursday. PaintKitty is still waiting for her box to arrive :)

Wonderful, thank you  :)

Just to clarify, is that for Genie (in other words *not* the Valentines ponies)?

Spoke to paintkitty , and she said your Genie was sent the other day and should arrive soon.

Oh, that's wonderful news - tell her thank you so much!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 16, 2018, 01:16:45 PM
My Genie has arrived! She's adorable! Now for Dasher, Batty Boo, Winter, Frost...LOL!  :biggrin: Thank you so much Paintkitty and to everyone else involved in this wonderful project  :bigups:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Hannah66665 on February 16, 2018, 04:23:46 PM
I have to second this. I don't have Frost or Snow but I never thought of them as the parents for the club baby. :)
Great idea.

Was so happy with this idea I HAD to take a picture when Activity Baby Arrived today, I apologize for the poor lighting, but this family was too cute not to share!
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Ohhhhh my gosh this is the sweetest thing.  :lovey:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on February 16, 2018, 05:16:50 PM
Got my white sitting pony today  :heart: :heart: :heart:  :newpony:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on February 18, 2018, 02:46:37 PM
Can anyone show me pictures of Batty Boo and/or her siblings glowing in the dark, please?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on February 18, 2018, 06:59:46 PM
I'm VERY interested in the Slushy ponies! Too bad this is a fanmade project, or you guys could've like. Partnered with Sonic and made ponies themed after their slushies, and had like product tie-ins or something.

Speaking of which, are the names set in stone or is there a possibility one of them could be like a limeade or mango slush pony?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 26, 2018, 03:00:35 AM
I'm VERY interested in the Slushy ponies! Too bad this is a fanmade project, or you guys could've like. Partnered with Sonic and made ponies themed after their slushies, and had like product tie-ins or something.

Speaking of which, are the names set in stone or is there a possibility one of them could be like a limeade or mango slush pony?

Slushy ponies?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Teddy on March 03, 2018, 05:35:00 PM
I got my Valentine's girls earlier this week, along with the surprise bonus pony, Lucky Star! They are so beautiful! :)

Just thought I'd share an updated pic of all my HQG1C ponies together. ^-^ 

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on March 04, 2018, 11:43:25 AM
Asking again, could anyone show pictures of Batty Boo/any baby GitD pony glowing in the dark? I'm a sucker for GitD stuff and a pony with a strong glow is definitely a must have!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on March 04, 2018, 12:43:12 PM
I got my Valentine's girls earlier this week, along with the surprise bonus pony, Lucky Star! They are so beautiful! :)

Just thought I'd share an updated pic of all my HQG1C ponies together. ^-^ 

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Who is the glittery purple girl on the right hand end?? I've never seen her before...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PoserBeachball on March 04, 2018, 02:04:06 PM
That's Lucky Star who was the bonus pony with the Valentine's girls.

I think she may be for sale singly, either now or shortly.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on March 04, 2018, 02:46:47 PM
I think the reason you haven't seen pictures is that mostly she's been cloaked in spoilers until everyone who did the preorder got their ponies (she was the mystery pony in the bundle). I actually didn't check this thread for a while after they were dispatched so I wasn't spoilered but I figure most everyone has got her now :)

I got these on my birthday (after a roundabout trip to collect them) so while the two flutteresque girls are valentine ponies, to me Lucky Star is now a birthday pony ;) She's very unique in her pose as well. I really love what they've done with her and her colours, she reminds me of Tickle.

I still need to fix the hair on the other two :/ That is the one thing about these ponies. They come with the maddest hairstyles. I swear my Lovebound arrived looking like she'd used Tina Turner as her coiffure inspiration...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PoserBeachball on March 04, 2018, 04:45:39 PM
I still need to fix the hair on the other two :/ That is the one thing about these ponies. They come with the maddest hairstyles. I swear my Lovebound arrived looking like she'd used Tina Turner as her coiffure inspiration...

:) :)
That's who they remind me of!
I think these vally gals have Attitude :) -  I've left mine with their mad 80s hairdos.

They are now on a shelf either side of Thundercloud- he looks terrified of them poor chap, so they will have to move :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on March 04, 2018, 04:49:21 PM
I am half tempted to leave Lovebound looking crazy, or maybe give her a similar do but with a bit neater curls. Spellbound needs some hair help, hers looks more like she got lost in a bush and had to be dragged out xD.

I guess it gives them character?

Lucky Star's hair brushed out nicely though. It's very long - I guess in case people want to cut and style it - but now she's the envy of the sparkle babies with her colourful mane and tail xD.

Poor Thundercloud ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Hannah66665 on March 04, 2018, 06:21:45 PM
Ooh, would love to see some more owner pics of the valentine set.  :lovey:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on March 04, 2018, 06:54:31 PM
i would love to see the HQG1C group make sitting ponies into different colours like blue, green, pink  :biggrin:
that would be awesome.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: achab1984 on March 04, 2018, 07:47:37 PM
I have the valentine set coming this week. I will post pictures when I have them all styled up!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: ringwraith10 on March 05, 2018, 04:27:06 AM
I actually love the hair on all of these ponies. Genie has the very softest hair -- that's what originally sold me on her and on the rest of the ponies in this line. And I like the super curly look the others have!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tiggerkitn25 on March 05, 2018, 10:15:14 PM
So I went looking for the white Daddy Frost and the white sitting pony today and they are only listed in the UK shop.  Will these be restocked soon?  Or did I just miss them?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Saber-Toothed Crow on March 06, 2018, 03:24:40 AM
So glad I stumbled across this thread, except now I want them alll! I ordered Kitty Love, and she is amazing. It's almost like being a kid again - new G1 ponies I can open! I'm keeping an eye out for Genie - I wish I grabbed her a few weeks ago, now I can't seem to find her in anyone's shop.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: achab1984 on March 06, 2018, 04:47:19 PM
I am also getting Kitty love, getting the matte and satin one when they were on sale!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Skeen on March 06, 2018, 04:55:36 PM
I was given a Kitty Love for my birthday (I'm a cat lady) and she is so pretty.  I love her mango color, it really makes her hair pop.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nessa16 on March 06, 2018, 10:53:02 PM
So I went looking for the white Daddy Frost and the white sitting pony today and they are only listed in the UK shop.  Will these be restocked soon?  Or did I just miss them?
I think you may have missed those two now.  You can always ask on Facebook if they have any left.  They monitor that frequently and usually respond quickly. 

So glad I stumbled across this thread, except now I want them alll! I ordered Kitty Love, and she is amazing. It's almost like being a kid again - new G1 ponies I can open! I'm keeping an eye out for Genie - I wish I grabbed her a few weeks ago, now I can't seem to find her in anyone's shop.
  May have to do the same to see if they have Genie any more.  I thought that I saw Clipper post her on eBay not too long ago, and at one point she was up on Amazon as well. 

Clippers Sail: https://clipper.ecrater.com/filter.php?a=1&cid=2078822&perpage=40

Katz Pony Shop: https://katzponyshop.ecrater.com/filter.php?cid=2092337&sort=price_asc

Post Merge: March 07, 2018, 07:12:27 PM

Kat just posted some more Frosts on her site for those seeking him! https://katzponyshop.ecrater.com/c/2092337/g1-hq-collector-custom-ponies?sp=1
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tiggerkitn25 on March 07, 2018, 07:34:45 PM
Awesome, thanks so much for your help!  =)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nessa16 on March 07, 2018, 09:54:26 PM
Awesome, thanks so much for your help!  =)
You're welcome!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 07, 2018, 11:54:24 PM
I just wanted to mention that Clipper very kindly donated a Genie AND a Glitter Wishes (the little glittery rainbow baby) to a drawing that I'm having for the "Get the Fancy Swirl / Celestial ponies released" letter campaign.

Basically, if you write a snail mail letter to The Bridge Direct, you get an entry in the drawing!  I'm going to do the drawing this weekend, so I encourage anyone who is interested to write to them right away! :)  (Plus it might get some really cool G1 retro ponies released!!)

Details in this post:

http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,389901.0.html
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Raindrop on March 09, 2018, 11:43:47 PM
Pepper Jack is coming soon--with hat! And dragons!  So excited!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Saber-Toothed Crow on March 10, 2018, 03:52:42 AM
Just double checked back and found a Genie from Clipper. She's so lovely I can't wait to get her. And my wallet is already crying over the new ponies they have up and coming...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on March 10, 2018, 05:12:04 AM
I'm sooper dooper excited for Pepperjack and the Dragons!!!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Hannah66665 on March 10, 2018, 06:52:27 AM
Can someone link me where they are making the new announcements?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on March 10, 2018, 06:55:57 AM
Can someone link me where they are making the new announcements?  :biggrin:
best way to get the most recent announcements and info is to join teh facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/130185830981577/
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on March 10, 2018, 01:46:55 PM
Can someone link me where they are making the new announcements?  :biggrin:
best way to get the most recent announcements and info is to join teh facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/130185830981577/

Not really active on FB thanks to them claiming I'm "not a real person". Do they have an instagram?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on March 10, 2018, 04:57:00 PM
Can someone link me where they are making the new announcements?  :biggrin:
best way to get the most recent announcements and info is to join teh facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/130185830981577/

Not really active on FB thanks to them claiming I'm "not a real person". Do they have an instagram?
FB is the only source I'm aware of :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on March 10, 2018, 07:49:08 PM
I am not on Facebook and won't make an account on a site I hate just to see ponies. Would anyone share the new designs?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Mlp Sunsparkle on March 10, 2018, 08:22:07 PM
Their Instagram is hqg1c  ^.^
I agree they make gorgeous ponies! My favourites so far are lucky star, love bound and spellbound. I hope to own some in the future
Mlp Sunsparkle x
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: dragonfly on March 10, 2018, 10:29:44 PM
We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully. 

omg ... sorry .... bahahahahaahahhha

/is12.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on March 11, 2018, 02:27:43 PM
Their Instagram is hqg1c  ^.^

Their Instagram is private just like their Facebook.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on March 11, 2018, 02:31:32 PM
Their Instagram is hqg1c  ^.^

Their Instagram is private just like their Facebook.

try searching by the hashtag

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hqg1c/
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on March 11, 2018, 04:47:56 PM
We also have a mailing list / message board chat room service. Please feel free to sign up and we send updates for pre orders there ;) http://hqg1c.forumotion.com

Can someone link me where they are making the new announcements?  :biggrin:
best way to get the most recent announcements and info is to join teh facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/130185830981577/

Not really active on FB thanks to them claiming I'm "not a real person". Do they have an instagram?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on March 11, 2018, 05:23:43 PM
I have to echo what Zapper etc have said. I don't really like social media either and although I did try to join with my facebook name, it's still pending. I don't use facebook that much, though, really only for keeping in touch with people, so I don't really want it attached to pony stuff if I can help it.

I did try to join the forum as well. The forum uses CAPTCHA (and a really weird version of it) to sign up. For the record, CAPTCHA is well documented as not being disability friendly. I have to say that this kind of CAPTCHA is really not autism friendly. ><

It would be nice to see pictures here and on other pony forums as well. People run preorders, contests, sales etc through here of these items. It doesn't make sense that the items aren't revealed here too.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Mami Tomoe on March 11, 2018, 05:37:19 PM
i hope they remake the main six in g1 poses like
fluttershy being in the locket pose
apple jack in the truly pose
pinkie pie in the quackers pose
rainbow dash in the firefly pose
rarity in the mimic pose
and twilight in a combo of powder and lofty
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on March 11, 2018, 08:28:25 PM
I have to keep my social media presence to a minimum so I use my mother's account to view the group on Facebook. Will I be removed if I never post?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Raindrop on March 12, 2018, 01:10:46 AM
I have to keep my social media presence to a minimum so I use my mother's account to view the group on Facebook. Will I be removed if I never post?

Periodically the page is purged, although there has been a warning post previously before this happens.  If you like or comment on something when that happens, you will not be removed.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on March 12, 2018, 02:50:25 AM
Hey everyone! I do appoligize we don't get to update here as frequently as facebook, instagram etc! Honestly since photobucket changed to paid only, i haven't figured out how to upload my photos on forums anymore. FB and IG are just way easier since 99% of my posts come directly from a cell phone and it's a million times easier to just direct upload to social media. You all are welcome to follow me on Instagram at KatzEyeStudios. I have a link to my store in my bio there or just search our #HQG1C.

I work full time when I'm not designing, shipping, and all the other fun stuff behind the scenes, but I will try to make a better effort to come back to the board for updates;)

Whenever new ponies are available the pre orders go up in the sales forum. Currently coming up we have our newest boy Pepperjack with his brown cowboy (tex hat mold,) clear glitter hats, and white glitter modified baby dragons (spike mold) with no tongue sticking out, cartoon eyes and cheak blush! These will be the last new additions as we gear up for pony fair. The samples are currently being created but you can see concepts in my store. Pepperjack is bright green with orange hair and tri colored chili peppers/slices.

If anyone ever has a question, please always feel free to PM me or if you'd like me to create a notification list for when new ponies are available:)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PrincessNikki on March 12, 2018, 03:52:49 PM
i hope they remake the main six in g1 poses like
fluttershy being in the locket pose
apple jack in the truly pose
pinkie pie in the quackers pose
rainbow dash in the firefly pose
rarity in the mimic pose
and twilight in a combo of powder and lofty


Oh my gosh THAT IS MY DREAM!!! That would be the best ever!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on March 12, 2018, 05:28:13 PM
Unlikely that'll ever happen, for legal reasons.  Hasbro's much more likely to C&D G4 stuff as it's their current line, I'd imagine.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 12, 2018, 05:51:38 PM
I don't think the HQG1C crew is really interested in replicating Hasbro characters anyway . . . To me the fun of the line is that the ponies are all brand new.  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on March 12, 2018, 06:23:49 PM
I am pretty sure you can post facebook images on here so I'm not sure how that's a problem?

In any case, after having gone to war with CAPTCHA yesterday only to join the forum and not be able to find anything on it, I kind of waved the white flag.

I would like to see stuff on the Arena so that I don't have to melt my brain into a tiny puddle trying to find things. I realise I'm an idiot, but I can't navigate or handle logistical stuff and that includes websites. It took me four years to find the Gallery on the Arena, so yeah, that's what I'm dealing with.

So I would really like to ask that the HQG1C stuff is all posted here as well at the same time as on the other forums. I am sure there is picture hosting available. If worst came to it I can host an image on my server for it to be posted on here, that's not hard to do.

But I don't want to play treasure hunt, hide and seek and then present my entry pass just to find out what the heck the next pony is meant to be.

Please take pity on idiots like me and try and get more stuff up on the Arena :)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 12, 2018, 06:42:29 PM
I think what Wysteria was referring to was that it's easy to get images from a phone onto Facebook, but (if you're on a phone) not easy to get them from Facebook to the Arena.  Because that requires getting the URL for the picture . . . hard to do on a phone.

When I'm on a "real" computer I use Flickr for pictures, but it does not have an intuitive way of getting photos from a phone to Flickr.  (I tried and tried and finally gave up.  You would think a photo-hosting site would make it easy!)  So I feel her pain.

But anyway, I am on a 'real' computer a lot and would be happy to host pictures on Flickr and post them here.  I've been unclear if that was allowed before.  Like, I feel it's rude to just yoink and repost someone's pictures without permission, especially from a private group.

But if it is permissible I will be glad to post pics. :)

@Wysteria:  Another idea . . . What about an official Tumblr for HQG1C?  It is easy to post pictures from a phone to Tumblr, and then you could just post "Check out the latest Tumblr post to see Pony XYZ!"  Just a thought.  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on March 12, 2018, 07:03:16 PM
I've posted images on here from my phone so I am not sure it's that much of a problem but I don't use facebook on the phone and I don't use Flickr either. I guess I'm also not uploading them :/

If the Tumblr was linked directly to the specific item it was talking about it would be ok. What I am really getting at is the vague "this is happening!" and then the need to go hunting for that information as opposed to having it easily accessible.

I still personally would rather see it on the Arena. The big problem with the social media etc is the lockdown private club element of it that requires clearance to just see a picture. If that were not the case, then it would be fine - but it can't be the case, because otherwise anyone could hijack it. Because social media isn't a community forum. It's social media.

I just feel like ponypeople are losing out because the Arena isn't social media. That's surely not right.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 12, 2018, 07:40:07 PM
Images on Tumblr can be copied & pasted elsewhere, which is the other reason I suggested it.  Sometimes when I am on my phone I post something like "Check tumblr link for pictures of blah-blah; feel free to post the picture in the thread, I just can't right now."  :)  Tumblr works really well as a photo-hosting site.

How do you post pics to the Arena when you're on your phone?  I'd love to find a way to do that.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on March 12, 2018, 07:47:03 PM
I just click on the URL of the picture and hold my thumb or finger down till the copy/paste options appear. I have the option to open image in new window so that gives me the URL..? But as I said before, I don't upload images from my phone, which seems to be the bigger issue. I don't use anything that requires me to do that except email which is attachment, not copy and paste. But if I did upload to facebook on the phone, I imagine it'd be the same thing? Open the image and then copy paste the URL into the IMG tags just like with any other picture?

Sorry if that isn't what you're asking. I don't really know how else to reply XD. My phone is a Samsung but not a particularly exceptional one as I don't use it for much except texting and email etc.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on March 13, 2018, 03:44:12 AM
We actually always announce when the new ponies are coming in the for sale and also customs section of the arena. We don't post pre order links at the same time here, since there can be delays. The Facebook group is easier for communication, live video feeds.
Another collector posted here that they were coming out of excitement.  We haven't announced pepper jack to the arena yet, because there is nothing to show. I also started an hqg1c topic last year to talk about the project and show ponies.. and not many replied...

We will be working on updating the mylittlewiki hqg1c that way all the names and photos of current and potential upcoming customs are listed and pictured. :)

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on March 13, 2018, 08:26:44 AM
We actually always announce when the new ponies are coming in the for sale and also customs section of the arena. We don't post pre order links at the same time here, since there can be delays. The Facebook group is easier for communication, live video feeds.
Another collector posted here that they were coming out of excitement.  We haven't announced pepper jack to the arena yet, because there is nothing to show. I also started an hqg1c topic last year to talk about the project and show ponies.. and not many replied...

We will be working on updating the mylittlewiki hqg1c that way all the names and photos of current and potential upcoming customs are listed and pictured. :)



I know you probably have no intention of replicating the Celestial Ponies but would you ever consider doing a brand new character in the style of the Celestial Ponies with the swirls and antennas and tinsel in the hair?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on March 13, 2018, 03:45:32 PM
Yes what i meant was its hard for me to post images from a phone but apparently photobuckets app might be playing nice today. Let's see if this works!

Here are the few items currently on pre order. Glitter modified dragons, cowboy hats, and our teaser for Pepperjack

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


And here is our newest mold Lucky Star!
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Also part of the reason for a closed group is to try and bring the community together. We screen out potential trolls/hackers etc to keep our group safe. We want this to be a community effort and to reach as many G1 fans as possible. We encourage this project to be more word of mouth than putting everything on public forums so it brings collectors together by commumicating with one another.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on March 13, 2018, 06:15:27 PM
Updated the first post with links to all HQG1C shops! If there's something missing or I made a mistake, please notify me :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nessa16 on March 14, 2018, 04:08:14 PM
Yes what i meant was its hard for me to post images from a phone but apparently photobuckets app might be playing nice today. Let's see if this works!

Here are the few items currently on pre order. Glitter modified dragons, cowboy hats, and our teaser for Pepperjack

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


And here is our newest mold Lucky Star!
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Also part of the reason for a closed group is to try and bring the community together. We screen out potential trolls/hackers etc to keep our group safe. We want this to be a community effort and to reach as many G1 fans as possible. We encourage this project to be more word of mouth than putting everything on public forums so it brings collectors together by commumicating with one another.
Still cannot see the photos.  Stupid Photobucket.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Reena on March 14, 2018, 04:47:07 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, but I own Genie and Puppy Love and I adore them! I'm planning on getting more asap.

I don't think they are overpriced for what they are, and I can't wait for them to make more designs!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 14, 2018, 04:57:59 PM
Oh Photobucket, why you gotta be like that?  Makes me worry about what I'll do if Flickr does the same thing someday.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on March 14, 2018, 06:55:45 PM
Oh Photobucket, why you gotta be like that?  Makes me worry about what I'll do if Flickr does the same thing someday.
im dreading the day that happens, i love FlickR, they are the best. everyone who owns a photobucket account should move to flickr, i have never had a problem in all the years iv been with them :P
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on March 15, 2018, 07:04:39 AM
Silly photobucket:( I could see the images for like 10 mins then refreshed to those:P I need to make another account somewhere.

As for new designs, there's a lot coming this summer!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 11, 2018, 04:56:31 AM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share some updates. Pepper Jack is coming along nicely... He is still not finished, but here is a progress photo. I hope you all like him. I will be setting up a Orlando Pony Fair pick up thread under Pony Fairs, sometime this. As well as another thread in the For Sale section with pre order links to ship for your country / region. visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tootie_tails on April 11, 2018, 07:04:33 AM
Thanks for posting pictures of him. I hope you will keep posting here on the arena. :)

Like some of you I also find it hard to find the information. Social media is social media. If you have a huge pony project going on, why would you not want to post it on the pony forum?

this

 What I am really getting at is the vague "this is happening!" and then the need to go hunting for that information as opposed to having it easily accessible.

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 11, 2018, 07:14:19 AM
Thanks for posting pictures of him. I hope you will keep posting here on the arena. :)

Like some of you I also find it hard to find the information. Social media is social media. If you have a huge pony project going on, why would you not want to post it on the pony forum?

this

 What I am really getting at is the vague "this is happening!" and then the need to go hunting for that information as opposed to having it easily accessible.



no problem. I never post on the arena until we have the sample ready to show. I have also updated the pre order post in the for sale section. ;-)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on April 11, 2018, 11:32:28 AM
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Also part of the reason for a closed group is to try and bring the community together. We screen out potential trolls/hackers etc to keep our group safe.
I know it wasn't meant that way, but that makes it sound like the Arena is a place full of trolls and hackers :P Just saying.

Thank you for the picture of Pepperjack :)

I think it is important to make sure your product is available to everyone in terms of promotion. It's basic business sense to promote it everywhere you can, not expect your customers to play treasure hunt to find it. I understand about not posting here till you have a prototype, but what you are actually doing is classifying your customer base not by interest but by the social media platforms they use.

If it is your policy not to post till you have a prototype, you shouldn't be offering teasers and information in fragments in other places and not here, because people can easily bring bits of that information here (as we saw). It may have been someone else who mentioned Pepper Jack here, but they only were able to do so because information was available in other places that wasn't available here. If you release the same info in the same places at the same time, that doesn't happen.

And I feel like if you want to maximise your return, the phone aspect isn't valid. You are operating a business concern. I don't know of any business which limits its advertising because it's easier and more convenient to post by phone to certain limited areas. If you want to sell the maximum number of ponies, you need to promote those ponies, and not make people here feel like they are less important (or maybe trolls and hackers) because it's easier to post from a phone.

Basically what I'm getting at is that the convenience should be on the buyer's end, not the seller's. If you're asking your buyers to do all the  legwork to find out information, or to join specific groups or forums just to get information, then you're risking limiting your market. Not everything can be done on reputation. More promotion here has got to be good for the sales of these and that helps everyone because we all want them to continue for a long time to come. And we want to have the opportunity to buy them without the massive headache of finding out where to buy from and what is coming out next.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 11, 2018, 02:41:16 PM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share some updates. Pepper Jack is coming along nicely... He is still not finished, but here is a progress photo. I hope you all like him. I will be setting up a Orlando Pony Fair pick up thread under Pony Fairs, sometime this. As well as another thread in the For Sale section with pre order links to ship for your country / region. visitors can't see pics , please register or login


He's cute! Is his hair the same color as Rosette's?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on April 11, 2018, 02:44:44 PM
Not to mention FailBook has some of the worst security/user protections out there, exemplified by the recent scandals. 
That's exactly why I boycott all social media platforms.  Not worth the risk.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 11, 2018, 03:34:57 PM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share some updates. Pepper Jack is coming along nicely... He is still not finished, but here is a progress photo. I hope you all like him. I will be setting up a Orlando Pony Fair pick up thread under Pony Fairs, sometime this. As well as another thread in the For Sale section with pre order links to ship for your country / region. visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Love him . . . What a beautiful green he is! 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 11, 2018, 09:14:39 PM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share some updates. Pepper Jack is coming along nicely... He is still not finished, but here is a progress photo. I hope you all like him. I will be setting up a Orlando Pony Fair pick up thread under Pony Fairs, sometime this. As well as another thread in the For Sale section with pre order links to ship for your country / region. visitors can't see pics , please register or login


He's cute! Is his hair the same color as Rosette's?

I'm not 100 percent sure. But I would say pretty close by the photo. The lighting of the photo maybe a bit off. I think the body color is actually brighter in person. As soon as I get better photos and him in hand I can answer more questions.



Post Merge: April 11, 2018, 09:17:33 PM

we have actually always posted on the arena in the for sale section. WingsOfMasquerade has always announced upcoming releases within a pre order/ for sale thread since 2016. There have been several posts in the past by me, retrodolls, wysteria and a few others.

 I personally focus my sales on Facebook, since it's easier for me to interact with collectors instantly. There are others involved in the project and they are free to post photos and updates on here, and they have their own personal sales as well.

I understand what you are saying, but I should't have to be told on how to promote and sell ponies.

 
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Also part of the reason for a closed group is to try and bring the community together. We screen out potential trolls/hackers etc to keep our group safe.
I know it wasn't meant that way, but that makes it sound like the Arena is a place full of trolls and hackers :P Just saying.

Thank you for the picture of Pepperjack :)

I think it is important to make sure your product is available to everyone in terms of promotion. It's basic business sense to promote it everywhere you can, not expect your customers to play treasure hunt to find it. I understand about not posting here till you have a prototype, but what you are actually doing is classifying your customer base not by interest but by the social media platforms they use.

If it is your policy not to post till you have a prototype, you shouldn't be offering teasers and information in fragments in other places and not here, because people can easily bring bits of that information here (as we saw). It may have been someone else who mentioned Pepper Jack here, but they only were able to do so because information was available in other places that wasn't available here. If you release the same info in the same places at the same time, that doesn't happen.

And I feel like if you want to maximise your return, the phone aspect isn't valid. You are operating a business concern. I don't know of any business which limits its advertising because it's easier and more convenient to post by phone to certain limited areas. If you want to sell the maximum number of ponies, you need to promote those ponies, and not make people here feel like they are less important (or maybe trolls and hackers) because it's easier to post from a phone.

Basically what I'm getting at is that the convenience should be on the buyer's end, not the seller's. If you're asking your buyers to do all the  legwork to find out information, or to join specific groups or forums just to get information, then you're risking limiting your market. Not everything can be done on reputation. More promotion here has got to be good for the sales of these and that helps everyone because we all want them to continue for a long time to come. And we want to have the opportunity to buy them without the massive headache of finding out where to buy from and what is coming out next.


Post Merge: April 11, 2018, 09:53:54 PM

 I will try to dig out my general discussion post on the project and start updating that with pictures. That way I can edit the main part of the post ;-). We probably won't see anything new until next week.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on April 11, 2018, 10:12:11 PM
Really love this project...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tulagirl on April 11, 2018, 10:25:59 PM
I understand what you are saying, but I should't have to be told on how to promote and sell ponies

I totally agree with you on this Clipper.  If you are happy with the way you have chosen to promote and sell your ponies on the platforms you have chosen then that is just fine.  I would like to say that I don't use social media at all and, I have had no problem finding out about these ponies and what is available.   I check the ecrater store and all the pony peeps I know seem to always mention it.    I am really glad these ponies are available to us and thank you for selling them.  I have enjoyed the ones I purchased and look forward to new ones.  I have noticed that there are several people to contact on the Arena about these ponies. I just have not had a problem at all.  So, I wanted to drop in and just say thank you, but this new pony is fabulous. :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: rtattles on April 11, 2018, 11:01:30 PM
I see the HQG1C posts pop up every now and then on the Arena. It's not like the thread count traffic is so huge that people have problems coming across them.  I used to be an Arena regular but I'm on FB most of the time now. I come on like 3 times a month and I still spot the posts. Maybe because I'm already aware of the project and keep my eyes out for related posts.

 I don't blame Clipper for focusing on FB mostly.  It's still the most interactive platform and feedback is almost immediate. I've been following the project from the start. I remember when I met Clipper in 2016 at the Pony Fair and all he had was a Genie picture in a cardboard. The pony wasn't even in hand yet. The project has certainly come far.

The ponies get better with each release and the project tries some stuff Hasbro didn't attempt. It's a lot of fun seeing the project blossom from one unicorn to a range of poses. It's almost reminiscent of G1s but the proj takes on its own life and has its own style and signature. The production is expensive unfortunately and even if the ponies are so called mass produced let's  say 500-1500 units, to a factory in China its NOTHING. Anyone in production can tell you that. Factories want BULK ORDERS and we are talking about 10,000 units minimum as a rule of thumb. I'm surprised the project has been able to do so many variations with such limited order numbers. Not all factories are willing to do that and they will definitely jack up the price to penalise for the lack of numbers.

I think Clipper has been trying very hard and he's putting out a lot of personal money to achieve this. If you support it just buying a pony will help to support the cause. It's how the project sustains itself, and you gotta give it to Clipper. How many projects have we've seen come and go and has enjoyed such longevity? You can whine and complain about price and design blah blah not up to your standards, if you don't like it go make your own. Get your own factory, flood the market and set your own price. I for one would like to see the project continue so I encourage anyone who can afford to try it and have some FUN.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Gator on April 11, 2018, 11:29:17 PM
I love my Dasher and can't wait to get my Pepper Jack!
I will admit, I was afraid to join the facebook page because 1. I'm a guy and 2. My pony hobby is a secret from friends and family.  I didn't want them to see me posting pony stuff.  But being a closed group, I have a little sense of freedom and can now mingle with fellow collectors in another social forum.
Looking forward to whatever comes down the line next!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tulagirl on April 11, 2018, 11:42:21 PM
I love my Dasher and can't wait to get my Pepper Jack!
I will admit, I was afraid to join the facebook page because 1. I'm a guy and 2. My pony hobby is a secret from friends and family.  I didn't want them to see me posting pony stuff.  But being a closed group, I have a little sense of freedom and can now mingle with fellow collectors in another social forum.
Looking forward to whatever comes down the line next!

Yea I can totally understand this.  If I was into social media which I am not anymore. I left it a long time ago. I probably would have just created an account for the facebook page to keep it out of my regular account.  That is just me though.  I can't stand social media so this really is not an issue for me.  It is very easy to find out about these ponies on the Arena, TP and checking the ecrater store too.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 12, 2018, 01:44:28 AM
Thanks for the answer Clipper. Bet your looking forward to having him in your herd too huh? My daughter sure is.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 12, 2018, 03:54:26 AM
Thanks for the answer Clipper. Bet your looking forward to having him in your herd too huh? My daughter sure is.

For sure! I will try to take comparison photos of the hair. Just got to find my Rossette  Glad to hear she is
Excited! :-D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tootie_tails on April 12, 2018, 12:27:40 PM

 You can whine and complain about price and design blah blah not up to your standards, if you don't like it go make your own.


Did anyone complain about price and design ?

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tulagirl on April 12, 2018, 02:04:31 PM

 You can whine and complain about price and design blah blah not up to your standards, if you don't like it go make your own.


Did anyone complain about price and design ?



Read through the thread: This is always going to happen with just about every pony ever made.  Initially the thread was an inquiry about HQG1C.  I personally really like the HQG1C and have enjoyed purchasing my favorites. ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 12, 2018, 02:26:53 PM
You know what I'm complaining about? Too many cute ponies being made. We want this one and that one and that one. Waah! Boo! Hiss!
If we're not careful, we'll be up to our ears in ponies. What a tragedy that'd be. :silly:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tulagirl on April 12, 2018, 04:38:08 PM
You know what I'm complaining about? Too many cute ponies being made. We want this one and that one and that one. Waah! Boo! Hiss!
If we're not careful, we'll be up to our ears in ponies. What a tragedy that'd be. :silly:

ROFLOL this is me!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 12, 2018, 04:45:25 PM
Now that's a problem I can get behind.  :P

BTW I am going to do another Tumblr giveaway soon;  not sure who the giveaway pony will be yet.  (Not Pepperjack since he's not out yet.  ;)  )  Maybe a Playful Baby or two.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on April 13, 2018, 03:07:50 AM
will there be any more sitting plain white ponies being made in the near future? :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 13, 2018, 05:48:19 AM
will there be any more sitting plain white ponies being made in the near future? :D

Possibly, but not at the moment. I may have a few more Snow's hiding in some boxes. Just check on my ecrater shop often, I sometimes manage to find them and post them up. :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on April 13, 2018, 05:50:55 AM
will there be any more sitting plain white ponies being made in the near future? :D

Possibly, but not at the moment. I may have a few more Snow's hiding in some boxes. Just check on my ecrater shop often, I sometimes manage to find them and post them up. :)

arghhhhhh don't want to miss out on her :P
will do ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 13, 2018, 05:55:22 AM
will there be any more sitting plain white ponies being made in the near future? :D

Possibly, but not at the moment. I may have a few more Snow's hiding in some boxes. Just check on my ecrater shop often, I sometimes manage to find them and post them up. :)

arghhhhhh don't want to miss out on her :P
will do ;)

I will look into those white blank ones without hair too. I think I mentioned it to you last we chatted in pm :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on April 13, 2018, 07:02:18 AM
will there be any more sitting plain white ponies being made in the near future? :D

Possibly, but not at the moment. I may have a few more Snow's hiding in some boxes. Just check on my ecrater shop often, I sometimes manage to find them and post them up. :)

arghhhhhh don't want to miss out on her :P
will do ;)

I will look into those white blank ones without hair too. I think I mentioned it to you last we chatted in pm :D
yes please. i'm still over the moon with my sitting two.
im really blown away at how amazing the HQ customs are made.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 13, 2018, 02:09:01 PM
It's a group project.  Those in charge of the group have done the leg work and found a factory  and are paying them to remake old g1 molds and then producing original characters using molds that look just like g1.  There have been several released thus far.  And now they are even moving on to "modified" g1 molds.  We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully.  They tend to cost $25-35 for the adults.  You can join the Facebook group.  Just search hqg1c collector customs.  Or take a look at Clipper's shop.

I'll post some pictures of mine when I get home later.

A male unicorn?!?!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tulagirl on April 14, 2018, 02:56:56 PM
It's a group project.  Those in charge of the group have done the leg work and found a factory  and are paying them to remake old g1 molds and then producing original characters using molds that look just like g1.  There have been several released thus far.  And now they are even moving on to "modified" g1 molds.  We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully.  They tend to cost $25-35 for the adults.  You can join the Facebook group.  Just search hqg1c collector customs.  Or take a look at Clipper's shop.

I'll post some pictures of mine when I get home later.

A male unicorn?!?!

Oh that is a fantastic idea.  We need a male unicorn and pegasus!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Zapper on April 15, 2018, 01:33:37 PM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share some updates. Pepper Jack is coming along nicely... He is still not finished, but here is a progress photo. I hope you all like him. I will be setting up a Orlando Pony Fair pick up thread under Pony Fairs, sometime this. As well as another thread in the For Sale section with pre order links to ship for your country / region. visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Oh is he a TAF? He looks fun! Would be a great addition to the TAF foodie ponies like Sugarberry.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 15, 2018, 05:04:24 PM
It's a group project.  Those in charge of the group have done the leg work and found a factory  and are paying them to remake old g1 molds and then producing original characters using molds that look just like g1.  There have been several released thus far.  And now they are even moving on to "modified" g1 molds.  We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully.  They tend to cost $25-35 for the adults.  You can join the Facebook group.  Just search hqg1c collector customs.  Or take a look at Clipper's shop.

I'll post some pictures of mine when I get home later.

A male unicorn?!?!

Yes but he is delayed. Not sure when he will be made.

Post Merge: April 15, 2018, 05:05:14 PM

Yes he will have our version of a ‘taf’ look. He will have freckles as well.
Hi everyone! I just wanted to share some updates. Pepper Jack is coming along nicely... He is still not finished, but here is a progress photo. I hope you all like him. I will be setting up a Orlando Pony Fair pick up thread under Pony Fairs, sometime this. As well as another thread in the For Sale section with pre order links to ship for your country / region. visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Oh is he a TAF? He looks fun! Would be a great addition to the TAF foodie ponies like Sugarberry.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 15, 2018, 05:05:16 PM
It's a group project.  Those in charge of the group have done the leg work and found a factory  and are paying them to remake old g1 molds and then producing original characters using molds that look just like g1.  There have been several released thus far.  And now they are even moving on to "modified" g1 molds.  We will be getting a male unicorn this year hopefully.  They tend to cost $25-35 for the adults.  You can join the Facebook group.  Just search hqg1c collector customs.  Or take a look at Clipper's shop.

I'll post some pictures of mine when I get home later.

A male unicorn?!?!

Yes but he is delayed. Not sure when he will be made.

I want to :grouphug: you people.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sawkinator on April 15, 2018, 05:37:07 PM
Aw, Pepperjack is adorable! can't help but think he's related to Applejack somehow

I really should get a couple of these ponies soon. Now I just have to decide which ones to get first...  :wonder:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 15, 2018, 09:31:44 PM
Aw, Pepperjack is adorable! can't help but think he's related to Applejack somehow

I really should get a couple of these ponies soon. Now I just have to decide which ones to get first...  :wonder:

Pepperjack needs a glow in the dark sibling named Ghost Pepper. His/her symbol could be a pepper with two Xs for eyes. XD
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Foxtale on April 16, 2018, 02:46:30 AM
"He will have freckles as well"

SOLD SOLD SOLD

I can't wait for him to come out... I would like to be part of the Orlando pickup thread. Will that be here on the Arena or on the HQG1C forum?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 16, 2018, 05:23:11 AM
"He will have freckles as well"

SOLD SOLD SOLD

I can't wait for him to come out... I would like to be part of the Orlando pickup thread. Will that be here on the Arena or on the HQG1C forum?

It will be on the arena and Facebook . You can actually pre order him now for pick up if you click my image in signature . ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: lilico on April 26, 2018, 01:53:37 PM
Haw ! I didn't know them until -very- recently, and.. hum... it's *possible* I bought a few... Hem *5!*... of them right now through your page, Clipper...

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 26, 2018, 02:53:25 PM
I saw the preview of the fair pony, and im really excited to see her in person.  ^.^ I love that the sitting pose is having more (even if unofficial) ponies!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on April 26, 2018, 04:06:59 PM
Finally cracked and got the first 2 Glitter Island ponies! I'm definitely going to get the rest of the set, and I've got my eye on the Farmer Boys and Slushies.

I don't have a set place for them to display, so they're my traveling ponies! They're keeping my company during the end of the semester.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on April 26, 2018, 09:05:28 PM
Welp, you guys broke me. Dasher arrived today :) He's very nice, I'm excited to compare him to my official boys when I get the chance to (can't access most of my collection atm, long story).
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Stellaluna on April 27, 2018, 12:03:47 AM
I have never heard of Hasbro going after a third party TF company, and they would be a looot easier targets.
It's true. Third Party transformers has always been something of an open secret with Hasbro. They know they're out there and know exactly who they are, but they kinda turn a blind eye to it. Third Party vendors are actually the MAJORITY of sellers at conventions like TFcon and Autobot Assembly. However, Hasbro did draw the line at their own convention BotCon, in which Third Party on the vendor floor was not allowed. Again, it was an open secret that Third Parties still attend and sell, just from out of their hotel rooms which everyone calls "Parts Parties". So if any Hasbro die-hard loyalists ask questions, they can just be like "Yeah, you know, I'm just selling parts. A little bit of this, a little bit of that." And yeah, there actually are die-hard Hasbro loyalists that bash Third Party collectors - even if Hasbro themselves don't really make a big deal out of it.

Toy collector culture is so fascinating, isn't it? (Also sorry this reply is super late. I just see TFs being mentioned and I just have to chime in. ^^)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 28, 2018, 05:18:04 AM
Haw ! I didn't know them until -very- recently, and.. hum... it's *possible* I bought a few... Hem *5!*... of them right now through your page, Clipper...



Thanks for your order! I will have your ponies out by Monday :D!

I will have some updates for the arena very soon on Pepper Jack, and a few others :D. Also will be hosting a Rapunzel give away (at pony fair, but anyone can join in). I will cross post the info here soon. Unless you guys want to see a preview you can see on the hqg1c.forumotion.com . Once all details are finalized, they will be posted on the arena.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Kikwifluff on April 30, 2018, 01:55:01 AM
I love my HQG1 ponies :heart: And today I placed an order for Frost-  he’s so handsome!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 04, 2018, 03:58:06 PM
I’ve added information about the Rapunzel abs hq prototype boy give away on the Pony Fair section. The post also shows the teaser of two ponies being given out if you enter. ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: lilico on May 15, 2018, 06:23:27 AM
Received !
They're lovely ! Nice job !

I'll post a pic of the whole team as soon as I can.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Nemesis on May 15, 2018, 07:01:22 AM
Oh wow... These are so cool! I never knew about HQG1C! *o* Why can’t Hasbro themselves do something this awesome!?

Goodbye, money! :money:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 16, 2018, 04:49:52 PM
I rerooted one of the newborn HQG1C's the other night, and I can confirm they have an excellent, full head of hair.  Took me most of a G3 pony's mane to reroot a newborn's mane.  ;)   I still need to finish her new tail . . .
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nessa16 on May 16, 2018, 08:15:29 PM
Anybody have the Valentine girls?  I just opened mine.  I got the pearly versions, and I am somewhat...underwhelmed, disappointed?  There is a black spot on the white one's right shoulder.  I know they say that they may have random marks but it is so obvious on the white pony!  And it seems like it is under the pearly coating, so assuming it is not removable.  Also, the red's pearly coating is hard to distinguish on her coloring.  I just feel like they were not quite worth what was charged for them.  They just aren't as great as some of the past releases.  Especially, being more expensive being pearly.  Anyone else somewhat underwhelmed by these or any other release?  I feel like I am just stuck with them, especially with the black spot on the shoulder of the white one.  Maybe it's time to learn re-hairing and maybe that will help me like the white one more even with the black spot.  I feel like I am talking about Jack Sparrow's black spot summoning the Kraken lol. 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 16, 2018, 08:16:31 PM
I still haven't seen the slushies. What are they like
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Esbayne on May 16, 2018, 10:34:45 PM
I've somewhat recently been getting very interested in these, as well! They are so well done and so beautiful, they look identical to real G1s!

I really really love Dasher, I oogled at him forever, and still do! That new Spring boy is lovely as well, and I LOVE Pepperjack!
I really love Kitty Love, as well and the bat baby as well, and Lucky Star- who am I kidding, all their ponies are amazing!

And I love that fair pony so much, I might have to get her! Unfortunately I can't attend this year's fair, it's pretty far for me, but that pony is so lovely and would be awesome to have. :lovey: Also it'd be wonderful to support the Pony Fair (And HQG1C!), even if I can't go, but just to support the cause and show interest to keep it going, so that hopefully someday I am able to go to a Pony Fair!
Edit: I BOUGHT THE PONYFAIR PONY. She'll be first custom pony of any kind! And she is so, so gorgeous, I everything about her, I'm so excited!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2018, 10:53:13 PM
I only have the regular valentines and there aren't any flaws I can see in terms of marks and such. The hair is pretty wild on them, though. I haven't had a chance to do anything about it yet. Genie (who I don't have) has such nice untangled hair from factory, so I do wonder if the rooting is different for some of these. It's not really a complaint, just an observation. I like working with pony hair and doing the hair and stuff but I wonder if there is any way in the packaging of these before distribution that some kind of tie or something could be used to prevent hair getting tangled (especially if going into long distance transit?) MLP used to use (and retro ones still use) plastic strips to keep the hair from getting tangled and messed up. I wonder about that for future releases that have small heads and lots of hair...

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: starstrider on May 17, 2018, 03:01:39 PM
I've only recently started looking at the HQG1Cs and am really quite intrigued!  It's wonderful that people are continuing to design and produce G1 moulded ponies with fun new colourings and symbols.  Am not really a fan of custom ponies where the base body is a real G1, as it takes the pony out of circulation and I don't like to think of there being one less G1 pony in the world.  But the HQG1Cs ponies are a wonderful alternative!  One day hopefully soon I will order some.  Very cool.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 18, 2018, 06:36:36 AM
Anybody have the Valentine girls?  I just opened mine.  I got the pearly versions, and I am somewhat...underwhelmed, disappointed?  There is a black spot on the white one's right shoulder.  I know they say that they may have random marks but it is so obvious on the white pony!  And it seems like it is under the pearly coating, so assuming it is not removable.  Also, the red's pearly coating is hard to distinguish on her coloring.  I just feel like they were not quite worth what was charged for them.  They just aren't as great as some of the past releases.  Especially, being more expensive being pearly.  Anyone else somewhat underwhelmed by these or any other release?  I feel like I am just stuck with them, especially with the black spot on the shoulder of the white one.  Maybe it's time to learn re-hairing and maybe that will help me like the white one more even with the black spot.  I feel like I am talking about Jack Sparrow's black spot summoning the Kraken lol. 

Sent you a PM ;)

Post Merge: May 18, 2018, 06:45:25 AM

Totally agree on this Taffeta!  Genie’s hair was styled and bagged by myself, so that’s why it’s different. They also styled Puppy Loves and then after that they got lazy and started just throwing them in bags after they were haired. It bothered me so much, and finally with upcoming releases (including fair Pony), all will be styled and then sealed in bag. We asked about the plastic wrap around the face, but weren’t willing to do it. Also we thought about the plastic rubber bands to go around the neck and tail, but I was afraid it would just ruin the plastic over time if kept
Mib.
I will post some bagged updates of Pepper Jack and the Fair Pony shortly. :)
I only have the regular valentines and there aren't any flaws I can see in terms of marks and such. The hair is pretty wild on them, though. I haven't had a chance to do anything about it yet. Genie (who I don't have) has such nice untangled hair from factory, so I do wonder if the rooting is different for some of these. It's not really a complaint, just an observation. I like working with pony hair and doing the hair and stuff but I wonder if there is any way in the packaging of these before distribution that some kind of tie or something could be used to prevent hair getting tangled (especially if going into long distance transit?) MLP used to use (and retro ones still use) plastic strips to keep the hair from getting tangled and messed up. I wonder about that for future releases that have small heads and lots of hair...



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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2018, 08:38:01 AM
@Clipper- great news on the hair :D Thank you for that heads up.

Also, is this fair pony going to be transferred over to Ponycon as well or is she simply US fair only? (Of course you might not be able to say this for sure yet).

I am not sure if I want to get her as I am not a fan of the sitting pose, but she has lovely colours, and if she were to be a Con pony here I might be tempted.

Pepperjack looks very handsome. The colours work really nicely together.

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 18, 2018, 09:16:02 AM
SweetTune put her on pre order in the fair shop recently. You can get her with a membership support for the fair (international option included). I can confirm she is not rolling over as a uk ponycon exclusive.
She is even more beautiful in person! I hope you end up getting her. I know she is more then half way sold out.

Glad you like Pepper Jack. He should be arriving Monday, so I will take more photos of him then. :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2018, 09:17:24 AM
If she isn't coming to the UK then I will probably pass. With currency conversion, shipping and import duty it's kind of expensive. But she is very pretty and I will enjoy seeing other people's pictures of her when she is shipped out :)

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on May 18, 2018, 04:40:08 PM
Are these guys' hair good to flatiron? I'm thinking about trying to separate Celebrate's tinsel from his hair long enough to flatiron it once or twice, since I've tried everything else and his hair just will not lay flat.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 18, 2018, 04:48:21 PM
I loooove the sitting pose and the pink flamingo really pops with the fair pony's blue body.  Looking forward to her!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 18, 2018, 07:34:34 PM
I loooove the sitting pose and the pink flamingo really pops with the fair pony's blue body.  Looking forward to her!

Me too. She's so pretty.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Esbayne on May 18, 2018, 09:22:30 PM
@.@ Ahhh she's so gorgeous!! :lovey:

This might sound weird or lame but I was wondering by chance if maybe anyone else would want to collectively think of a secondary name for her as well, maybe like an unofficial "Fan name" if that makes sense?
I've been thinking about that for a bit because I've been wanting to give mine a nickname like other pony names, other than just Fair Pony 2018. xD I personally think that might be kind of fun! :D
Or maybe if her creators had any pony names in mind for her? :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on May 18, 2018, 09:40:33 PM
Gorgeous color combo on the sitting flamingo pony. She reminds me a bit of G3 Shenanigans and Tink-a-tink-a-too!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 18, 2018, 09:47:11 PM
I saw a picture of her where she was called Fair Feathers . . . I don't know if that's her official name or if the person posting just came up with it.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 18, 2018, 09:53:26 PM
I saw a picture of her where she was called Fair Feathers . . . I don't know if that's her official name or if the person posting just came up with it.

That's cute.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PrincessNikki on May 18, 2018, 09:58:09 PM
Wow the finished Pepperjack looks so great! way better than the previews, i dunno how but he's so perfect and cute! Perfect for Applejack

Post Merge: May 18, 2018, 09:58:25 PM

I saw a picture of her where she was called Fair Feathers . . . I don't know if that's her official name or if the person posting just came up with it.

yup! That is the official name.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 18, 2018, 10:13:10 PM
darn another sitting pony i need in my life :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on May 19, 2018, 02:14:05 AM
I got my Fair pony today!  She's beautiful :D

link to video...

https://youtu.be/imHwwJa7Mb4 (https://youtu.be/imHwwJa7Mb4)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 19, 2018, 03:36:31 AM
Are these guys' hair good to flatiron? I'm thinking about trying to separate Celebrate's tinsel from his hair long enough to flatiron it once or twice, since I've tried everything else and his hair just will not lay flat.

Someone did flat iron a celebration's hair in the facebook group a few months ago.  So it is probably ok to.

Post Merge: May 19, 2018, 03:38:21 AM

The fair ponies name is Fair Feathers ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 19, 2018, 04:01:13 AM
Are these guys' hair good to flatiron? I'm thinking about trying to separate Celebrate's tinsel from his hair long enough to flatiron it once or twice, since I've tried everything else and his hair just will not lay flat.

Someone did flat iron a celebration's hair in the facebook group a few months ago.  So it is probably ok to.

Post Merge: May 19, 2018, 03:38:21 AM

The fair ponies name is Fair Feathers ;)



Post Merge: May 19, 2018, 04:02:40 AM

I got my Fair pony today!  She's beautiful :D

link to video...

I

https://youtu.be/imHwwJa7Mb4 (https://youtu.be/imHwwJa7Mb4)

I saw that. I'm so in love with her. Huge congrats Sunset! :hug: :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: kissthethunder on May 19, 2018, 04:26:46 AM
I've been aching to get these T_T The fair pony has the most amazing colors
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nessa16 on May 19, 2018, 01:52:24 PM
@.@ Ahhh she's so gorgeous!! :lovey:

This might sound weird or lame but I was wondering by chance if maybe anyone else would want to collectively think of a secondary name for her as well, maybe like an unofficial "Fan name" if that makes sense?
I've been thinking about that for a bit because I've been wanting to give mine a nickname like other pony names, other than just Fair Pony 2018. xD I personally think that might be kind of fun! :D
Or maybe if her creators had any pony names in mind for her? :D

I think they actually had a contest for this. Would need to check FB probably. I thought I saw the name Fair Feathers but not positive.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 22, 2018, 07:53:46 AM
I got my first HQG1C in today, after 6 months of her sitting in my boyfriend's house in Florida O:
I fell in love with Puppy Love when I first saw her online, I had to have her! She has everything I want in a pony! But now that she's finally here I can't say I'm as happy with her as I  hoped I'd be... she has some glue in her hair and there a plug or two that's chopped for some reason (plus her eyes aren't stamped on perfectly but that I can forgive). She's still lovely but a little disappointed as she's the most expensive pony I've ever bought ;;
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 22, 2018, 05:32:58 PM
Sorry you’re not happy with your puppy love. They are sold with minor imperfections (stated in every listing) as no toy is perfect. If they were absolutely perfect, we would have to charge 3x more then everyone is paying now.. Puppy Love was our second release.. The runs keep getting better and better as time goes by. For the hair you may want to try lightly tugging the hair to see if it’s caught inside her head making it not appear as long as the other strands. It should not be cut.  As for glue.. We don’t use glue on any of our ponies.. So I’m not sure why that would be there. Maybe try conditioning the hair as the hair was not pre washed before bagging.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 22, 2018, 05:46:26 PM
Upon closer inspection the issue with the "glue" seems to be a bunch of extremely frizzy hair that got knotted so tightly into the green parts of the mane that I thought it was glued >.<
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I tried pulling out the short hair out and it ended up super frizzy too. Yikes! I think I'll try to use a hair straightener on it... thanks for the tips :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 22, 2018, 05:52:39 PM
Try to light was with conditioner too. Do you have a comb /hair pick? I’m thinking it will help detangle that. Please Let me know the results . :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 22, 2018, 05:59:23 PM
Try to light was with conditioner too. Do you have a comb /hair pick? I’m thinking it will help detangle that. Please Let me know the results . :)
Haha, this is actually after I've already conditioned her hair! The hair isn't really tangled any more, just those locks of hair that are just frizzy. I don't think I can really do much about it, I ended up just braiding her hair to hide it.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 22, 2018, 06:02:31 PM
We are trying to switch all to nylon to avoid that issue. The poly hair seems to frizz easier, but I know can be fixed.

 Pepper Jack is our first with Nylon. He just arrived yesteday. Will be posting pics soon. I should do a video to compare their hair, but no clue how to upload it here.

Btw Matcha love your keyboard!

Post Merge: May 22, 2018, 06:46:15 PM

finally found my original post on the project. For some odd reason i cannot seem to edit it?

http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,384451.0.html

Is it locked because its old? I would like to either continue to edit it or create a new one to put updates for the project on it.


Pepper Jack is here in hand. I have taken a photo to show him next to other hqg1c ponies! He will start shipping to his new homes early next week!

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on May 22, 2018, 07:57:19 PM
Dammit, Clipper, I was trying not to get any more of these! XP He's so cuuuute, aaa.

Took me a minute or two to realize that was a translucent hat on the fair pony XD it looks nice!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Noasar on May 22, 2018, 08:52:52 PM
Pepper Jack looks awesome. I had some misgivings about the quality of the hair too from photos I’ve seen but the nylon hair looks much better - I will definitely buy some with the nylon hair when some more are releases.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Snapdragon on May 22, 2018, 09:58:22 PM
Ah, poly vs nylon!! I was wondering if that might be the issue. I noticed some 'roughness' on the curls of my boys when I did a wash of Frost and Dasher; the curls were beautiful, bouncy and fluffy, but when you touched the ends of the curls they almost felt crunchy to the touch! I was afraid it might be a harbinger of frizz to come, years down the line. (You notice it sometimes in fakies, the hair feels "thick" before it becomes absolute frizzball after many years of brushing!) The hair for Genie felt so soft by comparison, it was worrying!

I took some new pictures of my HQG1C ponies, too! I hope you enjoy! Here's Frost, channeling his inner Fairy King!

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I was also fortunate enough to be one of the people who got their MLP Fair exclusive early, so here she is sunning with her pal Kitty Love, and her pin-version of herself!

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I'm still working on my two flutter pony customs, right now they're both soaking in vinegar and alcohol, alternatively, to try and speed-leech out the dye so I can start painting on them!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Esbayne on May 23, 2018, 02:17:47 AM

Post Merge: May 19, 2018, 03:38:21 AM

The fair ponies name is Fair Feathers ;)

Fair Feathers!! Omg that is so adorable, I love it!! :lovey: Thanks for letting me know, everyone!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 23, 2018, 08:12:57 PM
Pepper Jack is now in stock in my shop, and ready to ship. International sources can be found in the for sale section on the arena.. Those will be posted hopefully in a week or two, when the  glitter dragons arrive :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on May 23, 2018, 09:29:15 PM
Are the Artistry Girls going to be available at the fair?

Also, just out of curiosity, are the Farmer Boys going to have other poses, or are you st i king with the current pose?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 24, 2018, 12:46:22 AM
The artistry girls will be available for pre order bundles, but not individual sale at the fair (as of now).

Yes there will be additional poses made for the series, but we don’t plan on mAking the others for another 1-2 years. 
Are the Artistry Girls going to be available at the fair?

Also, just out of curiosity, are the Farmer Boys going to have other poses, or are you st i king with the current pose?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Noasar on May 24, 2018, 12:42:37 PM
 I’d love to see a broken neck/Princess Tiffany Pegasus pose pony. I’m not even sure if that’s the correct name for the pose but it seems to fit :lol:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nessa16 on May 24, 2018, 02:20:32 PM
I’d love to see a broken neck/Princess Tiffany Pegasus pose pony. I’m not even sure if that’s the correct name for the pose but it seems to fit :lol:

Me too!  This is my favorite Pegasus pose.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Snapdragon on May 24, 2018, 10:21:39 PM
I love the Princess Tiffany pose! It's such a great pose, even though she has some problems standing. ;) I also love the Firefly pose, I think because it's so dynamic - one leg up, head lifted, like she's about to take off!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on May 24, 2018, 11:06:38 PM
Hope it's okay to share photos in this thread :) my Dasher is settling in nicely:

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: StrawberryScoops on May 26, 2018, 01:06:22 PM
I’d love to see the artistry girls for individual sale. I’d be beyond excited if I could get them at the fair! It’s pretty pricey to get the HQG1C shipped to Canada (especially in bundles with other items) so I’m hoping to pick up quite a few at the fair. I’d be happy to preorder ponies for pick up at the fair as well. Although, currently the ones I’m looking for aren’t listed for ordering with pony fair pick up (Glitter Wishes, Valentine Ponies and Artistry Girls). There are also a few others I might pick up too once I see them in person.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 28, 2018, 07:11:54 AM
Straightened Puppy Love's hair and all the frizz went away :) Also painted over her eyes a little due to them being misprinted 1mm to the side
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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 28, 2018, 09:22:41 AM
How lovely! What method did you use to straighten her hair?  She looks great!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 28, 2018, 11:48:26 AM
How lovely! What method did you use to straighten her hair?  She looks great!
Thanks! I coated her hair with conditioner and used a hair straightener.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 29, 2018, 06:37:41 PM
Straightened Puppy Love's hair and all the frizz went away :) Also painted over her eyes a little due to them being misprinted 1mm to the side
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:inlove: She looks beautiful Matcha.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Silversnow on May 29, 2018, 07:47:01 PM
Oh wow, she looks stunning with straight hair!

And on another note...  I love all my HQG1C!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Esbayne on May 30, 2018, 02:02:33 AM
Edit: Nevermind! :lol:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Jocelyn on May 30, 2018, 02:08:47 AM
She's beautiful! I ordered the last Pepperjack on Clipper's website a few days ago. I can't wait for him to arrive :) This'll be my second one after matte Puppy Love.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PrincessNikki on May 30, 2018, 03:21:20 AM
How lovely! What method did you use to straighten her hair?  She looks great!
Thanks! I coated her hair with conditioner and used a hair straightener.

Oh thank god! All my HQG1Cs came with really untameable wild curly hair and I was wondering if regular G1 straightening methods would work
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 30, 2018, 06:40:59 AM
How lovely! What method did you use to straighten her hair?  She looks great!
Thanks! I coated her hair with conditioner and used a hair straightener.

Oh thank god! All my HQG1Cs came with really untameable wild curly hair and I was wondering if regular G1 straightening methods would work
Their hair seems to withstand heat better than mlp hair and it's a delight to straighten (compared to frizzy mlp hair) :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonstoneFluff on May 30, 2018, 03:05:08 PM
I love all of you so much for introducing me to these.  It's a little too close to Pony Fair for me to order any right now but I am DEF going to be getting some very soon.  I just requested to join the FB group too.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on May 31, 2018, 02:17:31 AM
I love all of you so much for introducing me to these.  It's a little too close to Pony Fair for me to order any right now but I am DEF going to be getting some very soon.  I just requested to join the FB group too.

We will be at Pony fair, so you can see them in person. There will be some sales going on as well. :)

Post Merge: May 31, 2018, 02:18:40 AM

Straightened Puppy Love's hair and all the frizz went away :) Also painted over her eyes a little due to them being misprinted 1mm to the side
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Wow! This is really promising that the hair can straighten like this! Can I share this photo on the Facebook group?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Matcha on May 31, 2018, 07:30:52 AM

Straightened Puppy Love's hair and all the frizz went away :) Also painted over her eyes a little due to them being misprinted 1mm to the side
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Wow! This is really promising that the hair can straighten like this! Can I share this photo on the Facebook group?
Go ahead :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonstoneFluff on May 31, 2018, 04:13:12 PM
We will be at Pony fair, so you can see them in person. There will be some sales going on as well. :)

Post Merge: May 31, 2018, 02:18:40 AM


Oh that's excellent!  I'm looking forward to the fair and hopefully adding a few of these to my herd!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PrincessNikki on June 01, 2018, 01:55:56 AM
wow that hair is just beautiful! thats a great photo!
Title: Re: HQG1C bundle
Post by: Clipper on June 02, 2018, 06:24:16 PM
Rapunzel / red boy giveaway  ticket package bundles are still available.

Here is a first look teaser of one of the ponies ! visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Please read more info here (you do not have to be a registered user) : http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t202-rapunzel-red-prototype-boy-giveaway-ticket-package-for-non-fair-goers-update-5-24

Also Pony fair teaser thread on the arena has pics and info: http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,391280.0.html
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 02, 2018, 06:38:59 PM
I've ordered the limited edition ponies way back earlier. I'm so excited to get her in the mail! That's such a cute pony!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on June 03, 2018, 12:42:09 PM
I got my Pepper Jack in!

Review video for those who want to see it.  :)

https://youtu.be/PFvqwNIB3N8 (https://youtu.be/PFvqwNIB3N8)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on June 04, 2018, 01:27:24 AM
Treated my Fair Feathers hair, and wow!! It was totally worth it. I did what Matcha suggested earlier.
It changed the hair texture, and also it styles super nicely. I will work on some more this week and post more photos!

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Esbayne on June 08, 2018, 01:03:49 AM
My Dasher came today!! :lovey: He is my first HQG1C!! I bought Fair Feathers first but he got here first. He came in an adorable little Santa suit bag and with his Christmas hat! Thank you so much Clipper, I love him! I am so excited for Fair Feathers to get here as well!
Out of curiosity, I happened to notice he was the last Dasher on both yours and KatzPony's shop, I didn't check the UK shops, but was he the last Dasher overall? I'm rather new to these and am not sure if they're all limited or if they periodically get restocked.

He has a few pieces of glitter embedded in the plastic in his head somehow, it's actually super cute! There's three pieces, one on his nose which is almost invisible, one on his eyelid, and one on under his ear. I find it super endearing actually, like little sparkly birth marks! :heart:
My mother checked him out as well and was very impressed with him, she was surprised how much he looked like a "real" pony! I don't think she knew what to expect, I told her I was buying ponies that were made by collectors themselves and explained kind of what HQG1Cs are, but I think she was envisioning something more like regular customs. She held him in her hands and was looking at the rest of my ponies and could not believe how identical he looked!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 08, 2018, 01:23:47 AM
Treated my Fair Feathers hair, and wow!! It was totally worth it. I did what Matcha suggested earlier.
It changed the hair texture, and also it styles super nicely. I will work on some more this week and post more photos!

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I really want that pony. :lovey:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PrincessNikki on June 08, 2018, 01:20:47 PM
her hair looks so amazing treated!!!!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 08, 2018, 02:53:32 PM
Clipper, your glass table is so immaculate it looks like Fair Feathers is FLOATING!!!!  :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on July 24, 2018, 06:22:09 PM
Those ponies look so sleek with their straightened locks - wow!

I have just visited the UK HQG1C shop - and - OMG wee dragons!  :freak:

Just ordered one  :nod:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 24, 2018, 08:02:30 PM
I got six of the glitter dragons so I could make glitter versions of the UK princess dragons.

I also want to try treating my ponies' hair like Matcha did, but to be honest the thought of using heat terrifies me.  Maybe I'll test it out on the hair of a HQG1C that I intend to customize anyway.

Speaking of which, I have seen people giving the 'glitter blank' ponies dye jobs that just blow me away.  Like, multiple colors so that ponies look like nebulas and sunsets.  I am in awe.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on July 25, 2018, 06:40:26 PM
I got six of the glitter dragons so I could make glitter versions of the UK princess dragons.

I also want to try treating my ponies' hair like Matcha did, but to be honest the thought of using heat terrifies me.  Maybe I'll test it out on the hair of a HQG1C that I intend to customize anyway.

Speaking of which, I have seen people giving the 'glitter blank' ponies dye jobs that just blow me away.  Like, multiple colors so that ponies look like nebulas and sunsets.  I am in awe.

Oooh you must post a picture of your coloured glitter dragons!

*goes in search of pictures of customised nebula glitter ponies*
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: flutterscotch on July 25, 2018, 07:03:23 PM
I got six of the glitter dragons so I could make glitter versions of the UK princess dragons.

I also want to try treating my ponies' hair like Matcha did, but to be honest the thought of using heat terrifies me.  Maybe I'll test it out on the hair of a HQG1C that I intend to customize anyway.

Speaking of which, I have seen people giving the 'glitter blank' ponies dye jobs that just blow me away.  Like, multiple colors so that ponies look like nebulas and sunsets.  I am in awe.

Oooh you must post a picture of your coloured glitter dragons!

*goes in search of pictures of customised nebula glitter ponies*

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hqg1c/
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: glitterball on July 25, 2018, 07:19:31 PM
Thanks for the link  :ohyeah:  but I am not on Facebook  :sad:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: shabbychicdee on July 25, 2018, 09:33:12 PM
Thanks for the link  :ohyeah:  but I am not on Facebook  :sad:
yeah i don't do facebook either but still very keen on seeing pics though.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on July 27, 2018, 07:43:48 PM
Here is a websource for all hqg1c ponies/variants and upcoming releases.
http://www.toysisters.com/toy-guides/hqg1c-ponies/

Facebook is not required.

[link removed]

Order links for ponies can be found here: http://www.clipper.ecrater.com

[link removed ~ many thanks ~ hathorcat]
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on July 28, 2018, 11:48:18 AM
ooooh thanks for the site link, Clipper!! Was wondering if there was a list of these anywhere :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on August 01, 2018, 11:03:43 AM
Can't wait to see the rest of the Farmer Boys and the Artistry Girls! Would it be too much to ask for teasers...?  :blush:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on August 01, 2018, 12:37:43 PM
Can't wait to see the rest of the Farmer Boys and the Artistry Girls! Would it be too much to ask for teasers...?  :blush:

yes, seconding!!! I'd love to see them!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 01, 2018, 02:48:46 PM
I'm very drawn to the Date Night name...I can't wait to see those!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 01, 2018, 09:54:45 PM
Wanted to share with everyone hqg1c is doing another package giveaway to get a chance to win a few awesome vintage g1 ponies / mib playsets! I will post info and photos shortly .

Also posted a 2 discounted bundles with a bonus 35th Pretty Parlor  in the for sale section !

Can't wait to see the rest of the Farmer Boys and the Artistry Girls! Would it be too much to ask for teasers...?  :blush:

We will be unveiling them all hopefully at the end of the year with actual sample pieces. :)

A
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Shenanigans on August 02, 2018, 05:33:21 AM
Is Puppy Love still for sale? How do I go about getting her?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MnDancer on August 03, 2018, 01:23:20 AM
HQG1C is currently running a raffle type giveaway where you get tickets for buying two specific ponies here is the link http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t286-hqg1c-giveaway-spanish-sweet-tooth-moc-gingerbread-and-more#1632
They will be giving away a Spanish Sweet Tooth, MOC Gingerbread and other cool prizes
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: nightmare muffin on August 03, 2018, 04:18:50 AM
been debating on whether I should get one of these or not. The Glitter Island ones are kinda cute, but I'm still not over the moon, 'desperately need one' mode over them, as of yet. It'd be nice if they came in their own display boxes, but I'm sure that would jack up the going price.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2018, 11:30:04 AM
HQG1C is currently running a raffle type giveaway where you get tickets for buying two specific ponies here is the link http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t286-hqg1c-giveaway-spanish-sweet-tooth-moc-gingerbread-and-more#1632
They will be giving away a Spanish Sweet Tooth, MOC Gingerbread and other cool prizes

Typical that this happens when I can't buy ponies :/ How long is that going to run for?

Also, I really like the Artistry ponies. When and if I ever have money again I will probably be looking to get one or other of those. Clipper, can you confirm whether they will/are available through UK and/or European stockists (pref. UK) and whether any of them might be around at Ponycon in October??
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 03, 2018, 11:43:46 AM
Giveaway ends the 25th of August.


I can confirm that the Artistry Girls will be available at the UK Ponycon. If there are any leftover, they will be put on Paint Kitty’s Stall and The Pony Business webpages. :)

 
HQG1C is currently running a raffle type giveaway where you get tickets for buying two specific ponies here is the link http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t286-hqg1c-giveaway-spanish-sweet-tooth-moc-gingerbread-and-more#1632
They will be giving away a Spanish Sweet Tooth, MOC Gingerbread and other cool prizes

Typical that this happens when I can't buy ponies :/ How long is that going to run for?

Also, I really like the Artistry ponies. When and if I ever have money again I will probably be looking to get one or other of those. Clipper, can you confirm whether they will/are available through UK and/or European stockists (pref. UK) and whether any of them might be around at Ponycon in October??

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2018, 11:51:53 AM
Well, that's something at least. Thanks for the confirmation :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 03, 2018, 07:14:14 PM
Taffeta , If you are able to do the giveaway, and want to save on postage. I am certain PaintKitty will let me put your order in her bulk box, and she can mail her to you (or collect at the ponycon). I could message you your coupon numbers. ;)
Well, that's something at least. Thanks for the confirmation :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: kissthethunder on August 04, 2018, 05:05:39 AM
How long does it take to ship ponies after ordering? I ordered a bunch weeks ago and I haven't had any confirmation of shipping but I have been asked by ecrater to leave feedback.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on August 04, 2018, 08:36:23 AM
Taffeta , If you are able to do the giveaway, and want to save on postage. I am certain PaintKitty will let me put your order in her bulk box, and she can mail her to you (or collect at the ponycon). I could message you your coupon numbers. ;)
Well, that's something at least. Thanks for the confirmation :)

I would love to, but right now my money is super tight because of having to find rent deposits and stuff for London next year. Unless something changes, I probably have no pony money till October, when hopefully I'll be teaching and get paid for that as well. So unfortunately I'm out of this one this time :( Never mind. I'm sure there will be another one in the future. And I might be good by the time ponycon happens, so I'll at least be able to look out for things there with any luck.

Thank you for the kind offer though. I appreciate it :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 04, 2018, 08:29:17 PM
How long does it take to ship ponies after ordering? I ordered a bunch weeks ago and I haven't had any confirmation of shipping but I have been asked by ecrater to leave feedback.

Which shop did you order them from? There are a bunch of ponies on pre order. I just processed a few of the distribution boxes the other day.

Ponies on Pre order:

*Ulitmate Bundles
*Ultra Bundles
*Sweet Treat Sisters


*All Katz Pony Shop , Paint Kitty's Stall and The Pony Business are distributors. There ponies are all on pre order as well. They come through me first and get posted to them. all those ponies have been shipped to those distributors.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on August 05, 2018, 03:42:47 AM
How long does it take to ship ponies after ordering? I ordered a bunch weeks ago and I haven't had any confirmation of shipping but I have been asked by ecrater to leave feedback.

Hi!

You ordered from my shop July 18th, ponies will be mailed out this week:) Your order contained ponies that were part of a pre order and they will all ship together;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: kissthethunder on August 05, 2018, 04:14:50 AM
How long does it take to ship ponies after ordering? I ordered a bunch weeks ago and I haven't had any confirmation of shipping but I have been asked by ecrater to leave feedback.

Which shop did you order them from? There are a bunch of ponies on pre order. I just processed a few of the distribution boxes the other day.

Ponies on Pre order:

*Ulitmate Bundles
*Ultra Bundles
*Sweet Treat Sisters


*All Katz Pony Shop , Paint Kitty's Stall and The Pony Business are distributors. There ponies are all on pre order as well. They come through me first and get posted to them. all those ponies have been shipped to those distributors.

That explains everything <3 I don't mind sitting tight, no rush at all! Thanks for letting me know. I'm very excited to get them in and I'll do their hair and post pics too!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamchaser on August 23, 2018, 11:26:16 PM
So is Clipper kind of in charge of this project here? I submitted some kind of request on FB. But I have questions, and I am a sculpting artist. I have IDEAS!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 24, 2018, 08:17:42 AM
So is Clipper kind of in charge of this project here? I submitted some kind of request on FB. But I have questions, and I am a sculpting artist. I have IDEAS!

Feel free to send me a message on Facebook . :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 26, 2018, 07:11:00 AM
Just wanted to share that a newsletter has gone out to hq members.. I am pasting it here so no arena members miss out on upcoming release info.

“Dear Collector Club Members!

This week only from August 26th-Sept 2nd, enjoy 20% off at Clipper's Sail and Katz Pony Shop!

Promotional 20% off discount includes all current and presale items.

*Available on Presale*

Artistry Girls-Rhythm, Rhyme, Pizzazz, and Flow! (Katz Pony Shop Bundle includes exclusive free bonus , with the first 10 orders!)
Intergalatic Family Gift Set-Midnight, Nightfall, Onyx, and Obsideon! (Clipper's Sail Exclusive!)

*Available now in limited quantity: Genie, Puppy Love, Kitty Love, Batty Boo and more!!!

https://katzponyshop.ecrater.com/c/2092337/g1-hq-collector-custom-ponies

https://clipper.ecrater.com/c/2078822/collectors-club-hqg1c

Use Promo Code at Check out: CLUB20 (To activate using a mobile device you must click "Desktop Site" on bottom right of the shopping cart upon checkout.)

Made with Love,
~HQG1C~ “

Clipper
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Gator on August 26, 2018, 08:03:59 AM
Clipper, when I click the newsletter in my email, it comes up saying I need an app to view it.  Is there anyway to read it without an app?  I really wanted to read the piece on painting symbols.  Thanks in advance
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 26, 2018, 01:30:49 PM
Oof, of course it's during my textbook week!
It's lovely to see the artistry girls avaliable outside of the expensive bundle!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 26, 2018, 02:24:34 PM
Oh heeeeck yeah!  I just pre-bought all the artistry girls!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 26, 2018, 08:44:17 PM
I got six of the glitter dragons so I could make glitter versions of the UK princess dragons.

I also want to try treating my ponies' hair like Matcha did, but to be honest the thought of using heat terrifies me.  Maybe I'll test it out on the hair of a HQG1C that I intend to customize anyway.

Speaking of which, I have seen people giving the 'glitter blank' ponies dye jobs that just blow me away.  Like, multiple colors so that ponies look like nebulas and sunsets.  I am in awe.

I can't wait to see!!!



I love the artistry girls! What great colors! And the sweets pegasus are Darling!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 27, 2018, 02:30:25 AM
Clipper, when I click the newsletter in my email, it comes up saying I need an app to view it.  Is there anyway to read it without an app?  I really wanted to read the piece on painting symbols.  Thanks in advance

hmm, you shouldn't need an app to view the email. It was just a text email that I copy and pasted above.  It opened in my email without me logging into the boards.

Is anyone else having this issue?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamchaser on August 27, 2018, 06:17:04 AM
Quote from: Dreamchaser
link=topic=390122.msg1735108#msg1735108 date=1535066776
So is Clipper kind of in charge of this project here? I submitted some kind of request on FB. But I have questions, and I am a sculpting artist. I have IDEAS!

Feel free to send me a message on Facebook . :)

Link please? Thanks!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on August 27, 2018, 01:50:16 PM
ooooooh the Artistry Girls are SO CUTE! I know what I'm buying next paycheck :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on August 28, 2018, 03:43:10 PM
ooooooh the Artistry Girls are SO CUTE! I know what I'm buying next paycheck :)

They are my favorites to date! For those who don't know we are running a 20% off sale through Sept 2nd!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Noasar on August 29, 2018, 02:32:21 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on August 29, 2018, 10:31:45 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?

The artistry girls were actually concepts for pretty mane ponies that were never made. We found an artist that used to work for hasbro who had drawn them as a full set of 6, instead of just Scribbles and Dabble, so HQ decided to bring them to life:) We did give them 2 tone tails which might be a little thinner than a flutter but not much. The 2 tone tails jazzed them up a bit;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on August 29, 2018, 10:34:07 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?

The artistry girls were actually concepts for pretty mane ponies that were never made. We found an artistb that used to work for hasbro who had drawn them as a full set of 6 instead of just Scribbles and Dabble so we decided to bring them to life:) We did give them 2 tone tails which might be a little thinner than a flutter but not much. We just thought the 2 tone jazzed them up a little more;)

oh wow, that's so cool, I had no idea!! I really love these girls :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on August 29, 2018, 10:38:50 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?

The artistry girls were actually concepts for pretty mane ponies that were never made. We found an artistb that used to work for hasbro who had drawn them as a full set of 6 instead of just Scribbles and Dabble so we decided to bring them to life:) We did give them 2 tone tails which might be a little thinner than a flutter but not much. We just thought the 2 tone jazzed them up a little more;)

oh wow, that's so cool, I had no idea!! I really love these girls :)

That's also part of the reason we called them Artistry Girls because the art was for a backcard that featured them outside at an art show/craft fair setting:)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Noasar on August 29, 2018, 11:26:25 PM
Wow that’s so cool to know! I love the fact that you’ve made concepts come to life all these years later.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on August 30, 2018, 01:09:25 AM
Quote from: Dreamchaser
link=topic=390122.msg1735108#msg1735108 date=1535066776
So is Clipper kind of in charge of this project here? I submitted some kind of request on FB. But I have questions, and I am a sculpting artist. I have IDEAS!

Feel free to send me a message on Facebook . :)

Link please? Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hqg1c/?ref=br_rs
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on August 30, 2018, 05:32:29 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?

The artistry girls were actually concepts for pretty mane ponies that were never made. We found an artist that used to work for hasbro who had drawn them as a full set of 6, instead of just Scribbles and Dabble, so HQ decided to bring them to life:) We did give them 2 tone tails which might be a little thinner than a flutter but not much. The 2 tone tails jazzed them up a bit;)

Since you brought to life one unproduced concept could there be another one in the future? Perhaps Celestal Ponies?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on September 08, 2018, 08:15:25 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?

The artistry girls were actually concepts for pretty mane ponies that were never made. We found an artist that used to work for hasbro who had drawn them as a full set of 6, instead of just Scribbles and Dabble, so HQ decided to bring them to life:) We did give them 2 tone tails which might be a little thinner than a flutter but not much. The 2 tone tails jazzed them up a bit;)

Since you brought to life one unproduced concept could there be another one in the future? Perhaps Celestal Ponies?

the Fancy Swirl (Celestial Ponies) are a bit complex.. I think it would be best to leave it to the ones doing the 35th to attempt them. If they don't ever make them, we can look into it.



Post Merge: September 08, 2018, 08:16:21 PM

Would anyone be interested in me starting an HQG1C thread of what's out and coming soon thread on the Arena? If I do this type of thread, what section do I post it under?

-Clipper
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 08, 2018, 09:42:07 PM
I'd love to see a thread like that, Clipper!  ^.^
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2018, 09:42:45 PM
I'd love to see a thread like that, Clipper!  ^.^

Me too. Although it's seriously dangerous from a financial point of view ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: silverfall on September 08, 2018, 10:29:17 PM
I purchased from HQG1C, so far, 7 ponies and a dragon and I'm delighted like I was six years old again. I mean, I'm in my forties, but my squeal is totally six years old still.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on September 09, 2018, 04:09:44 AM
I purchased from HQG1C, so far, 7 ponies and a dragon and I'm delighted like I was six years old again. I mean, I'm in my forties, but my squeal is totally six years old still.

That's awesome:D HQ is like the mail order program I never took advantage of as a kid, I absolutely love opening our pony mail:D

I think a post would be great Clipper. One that you can edit and post which characters have limited or low inventory left would be quite helpful for those just joining in;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Dreamer on September 09, 2018, 07:14:34 AM
I support the "What's coming out soon" thread idea! To be fair I can't ever have enough of these lovely customs  :P
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on September 09, 2018, 03:06:11 PM
I would love a "coming soon" thread for these!! :) I love these but I'm finding it a bit tricky to keep up with them all, heh.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wardah on September 09, 2018, 04:23:26 PM
I love the Artistry girls. Their colours and symbols are very 80’s! Their tails look a little thinner than normal G1 flutters though - is this correct or is it just the photo?

The artistry girls were actually concepts for pretty mane ponies that were never made. We found an artist that used to work for hasbro who had drawn them as a full set of 6, instead of just Scribbles and Dabble, so HQ decided to bring them to life:) We did give them 2 tone tails which might be a little thinner than a flutter but not much. The 2 tone tails jazzed them up a bit;)

Since you brought to life one unproduced concept could there be another one in the future? Perhaps Celestal Ponies?

the Fancy Swirl (Celestial Ponies) are a bit complex.. I think it would be best to leave it to the ones doing the 35th to attempt them. If they don't ever make them, we can look into it.

To be fair we don't even know how they would look in real life since the pictures are all we have to go on. Was the pattern supposed to represent a marble effect or a pearly effect? I personally think a translucent pearly effect like the pearly G4s with maybe a bit of glow in the dark would work really good for them.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 09, 2018, 05:13:53 PM
This may seem odd, but I hope if the Celestial ponies get made, they aren't in the poses that were originally intended for them (the Precious Pocket molds) because those are some of the clunkiest G1 molds IMO.   I think regular pony molds or even flutter molds would go with the set so much better!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on September 09, 2018, 06:01:48 PM
I don't think we would use the pocket pony molds, I agree they are too clunky. The flutters would be pretty. Or the glow n show molds since we'll soon have 3 of them made.

For now, like Clipper said, we'll wait a bit and see what Basic Fun does. We had a whole campaign to bring them to life and they are very aware the community wants them:) With hasbro still using the art from the set that's where it gets a little tricky.

We are already planning to bring to life another set of unproduced ponies. Our Date Night set is from an unfinished concept by an original artist, I just can't remember which one.  Some of you may own the prints that were sold. We're really excited about this set as they will all glow in the dark:D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on September 09, 2018, 06:31:08 PM
We are already planning to bring to life another set of unproduced ponies. Our Date Night set is from an unfinished concept by an original artist, I just can't remember which one.  Some of you may own the prints that were sold. We're really excited about this set as they will all glow in the dark:D

Ooooh, sounds exciting!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: justinb on September 09, 2018, 08:12:23 PM
I support the idea too. I own Rainbow Puff and Rainbow Twist and I LOVE them! Plus they smell so good!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Hannah66665 on September 11, 2018, 05:15:56 AM
Got my Batty Boo today! :heart:
I'm still hoping beyond hope that someday the folks at HQG1C come out with designs using the mermaid mold. I saw one sell with no hair once that would've been so perfect.  *daydreams* :think:

Are there any pages listing every single pony and variant? I've seen a page on my little wiki but it was missing some I know I've seen, like an entirely blue Genie... I think I saw a photo of a red one once? I'd love to see all the variations even if they were never widely sold.  :lol:

ETA: just realized some of the prototypes are listed on that page, which explains where I saw some of them. doh. XD
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on September 13, 2018, 07:06:02 PM
So glad to hear people enjoying the project:D I have a very exciting giveaway that just started to celebrate the release of our Artistry Girls where you have a chance to win an authentic mail order set of scribbles and dabbles! Check out the sales forum for full details:D

We're currently working on a thread/place to list all the ponies. Our facebook group has a google doc currently.  All the sales from this give away are going towards our exciting new molds!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on September 13, 2018, 08:36:54 PM
We're currently working on a thread/place to list all the ponies. Our facebook group has a google doc currently.  All the sales from this give away are going towards our exciting new molds!

:yippee: :joy: :taco:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for baby boy molds ;) but either way I'm very excited to see what you guys have planned!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on September 13, 2018, 10:41:57 PM
We're currently working on a thread/place to list all the ponies. Our facebook group has a google doc currently.  All the sales from this give away are going towards our exciting new molds!

:yippee: :joy: :taco:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for baby boy molds ;) but either way I'm very excited to see what you guys have planned!!

We are planning the Clipper/Lucky mold:D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on September 14, 2018, 02:56:05 PM
We're currently working on a thread/place to list all the ponies. Our facebook group has a google doc currently.  All the sales from this give away are going towards our exciting new molds!

:yippee: :joy: :taco:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for baby boy molds ;) but either way I'm very excited to see what you guys have planned!!

We are planning the Clipper/Lucky mold:D

That's fantastic news!! :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 14, 2018, 03:25:06 PM
Oh my GOSH, I'm so excited!  That mold is adorable!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 14, 2018, 04:39:01 PM
Yes please Clipper!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: HollowZero on September 15, 2018, 06:03:05 PM
For those that own them, are HQ ponies squishy like old ponies, hard as a rock like twinkle eyes, or somewhat in between?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on September 16, 2018, 12:09:55 AM
For those that own them, are HQ ponies squishy like old ponies, hard as a rock like twinkle eyes, or somewhat in between?

They are kind of inbetween. None are rock hard but they are squeezable. They are made the same way the old ponies were so they're very similar.  The plastic is very smooth to the touch and easily customizable;) I haven't broken a hairing tool on one yet;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 16, 2018, 07:58:18 PM
I apologize for not updating sooner... I have been going through some stuff in my personal life, so I haven't been focusing on ponies as much.. But good news I am back.

I wanted to updated everyone that I have a special sale 15% off your entire order (including pre orders. please order those separately from current available stock)
 
Coupon Code: ARENA15

clipper.ecrater.com (http://clipper.ecrater.com)


Currently on Pre Sale (ships in December):

Christmas Baby Boy
Hanukkah Baby Boy
Prism
Whirl
Clear Rearing Pony Stands (for truly magic star etc)
Enamel Genie Glitter Pin
Dasher Print - By original G1 artist


Everything else on my site should be currently in stock..

But WAIT! ON CLEARANCE:

ALL PLAYFUL BABIES (excluding Flocked)
Pearl Kitty Love
Pearl Puppy Love
Genie
+ MORE


clipper.ecrater.com
 (http://clipper.ecrater.com)
Coupon Code : ARENA15
please get your orders in ASAP to have everything in time for the holidays!

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on November 16, 2018, 08:18:14 PM
For those that own them, are HQ ponies squishy like old ponies, hard as a rock like twinkle eyes, or somewhat in between?

I would say they have about the same squishability as the Sparkle ponies, a set which are not as squishy as most G1s but are not rock hard either.

I'm very excited for Prism and Whirl!

Edit:  I'd like to pre-order a Magic Star stand, Prism, and Whirl, but I can't figure out where.  Are they available for pre-order yet?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 16, 2018, 08:30:21 PM
yes here is the pre order links! I need to add up the actual photo of the ponies. I will edit in a few minutes . :D

https://clipper.ecrater.com/c/2093992/


For those that own them, are HQ ponies squishy like old ponies, hard as a rock like twinkle eyes, or somewhat in between?

I would say they have about the same squishability as the Sparkle ponies, a set which are not as squishy as most G1s but are not rock hard either.

I'm very excited for Prism and Whirl!

Edit:  I'd like to pre-order a Magic Star stand, Prism, and Whirl, but I can't figure out where.  Are they available for pre-order yet?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on November 16, 2018, 08:33:48 PM
omg I'm so excited for the baby boys!!! :frolic: :frolic: Any idea when you'll have photos of the new ponies, Clipper? :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 16, 2018, 08:47:43 PM
omg I'm so excited for the baby boys!!! :frolic: :frolic: Any idea when you'll have photos of the new ponies, Clipper? :)

I have photos of the new art girls. and I have a poor scan of the baby boys with their symbols being sized. I will upload shortly :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on November 16, 2018, 08:49:15 PM
omg I'm so excited for the baby boys!!! :frolic: :frolic: Any idea when you'll have photos of the new ponies, Clipper? :)

I have photos of the new art girls. and I have a poor scan of the baby boys with their symbols being sized. I will upload shortly :D

Oh I can't wait! :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 16, 2018, 08:54:15 PM


Whirl:

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 (http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-Clipper/Whirl-pic_110.htm)



Prism:

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Concept symbol placement on babies:

These should be ready in about a week.
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 (http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/gallery/Personal-album-of-Clipper/Holiday-Babies-pic_111.htm)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on November 16, 2018, 08:58:28 PM
omg the new Artistry Girls :heart: _ :heart:

and ooooh those boys - will they both have white bodies or are those just test colours? Sorry for all the questions ^^;
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 16, 2018, 09:06:24 PM
ask a way!
both will have white bodies. :D
omg the new Artistry Girls :heart: _ :heart:

and ooooh those boys - will they both have white bodies or are those just test colours? Sorry for all the questions ^^;


Post Merge: November 16, 2018, 09:07:40 PM

exclusive print by original g1 artist:

(teaser not the whole photo!)

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enamel Glitter Pin of Genie:

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on November 17, 2018, 02:01:38 AM
ah thanks for the reply! :) I admit I was hoping they'd have different body colours... but I'm sure I'll still end up with both of them ;) boys are my weakness.. and holiday ponies are another major weakness of mine :lovey:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Skeen on November 19, 2018, 07:22:46 PM
Are Prism and Whirl like prototype Dabble & Scribbles?  They're really pretty.  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Wysteria on November 20, 2018, 02:22:26 AM
Are Prism and Whirl like prototype Dabble & Scribbles?  They're really pretty.  :)

We wanted to make our own versions to fit out set of Artistry Girls without copying the originals;) They're a great substitute for those who can't afford the real thing,  and quite beautiful too:)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: hilamb on November 20, 2018, 06:55:51 AM
Are Prism and Whirl like prototype Dabble & Scribbles?  They're really pretty.  :)

We wanted to make our own versions to fit out set of Artistry Girls without copying the originals;) They're a great substitute for those who can't afford the real thing,  and quite beautiful too:)

I love Prism. Her colors are so awsome.
Im gonna buy a christmas present for myself in december from this amaizing site.  :lovey:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 22, 2018, 06:29:08 PM
Black Friday Sale begins today ~ Please Look for my post on the For Sale section of the arena!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on November 22, 2018, 11:02:14 PM
Black Friday Sale begins today ~ Please Look for my post on the For Sale section of the arena!!

Does it start at 6 pm EST or CST? It says EST on the shop page and CST on your sales post.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: cyberunicorn on November 23, 2018, 12:30:19 PM
Eek bought loads this morning cannot wait to see them
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 25, 2018, 06:33:23 PM
Bump
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on November 28, 2018, 03:30:07 AM
Updates coming soon
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on December 19, 2018, 03:02:42 AM
Holiday Baby Boys, and Artistry Girls will start shipping this Friday! :D

Post Merge: December 19, 2018, 09:03:02 PM

Available now for order/pre order!! Holiday baby boys - Baby Dreidel & Baby Candy Cane!!  , Dasher Print by original G1 illustrator Allison B! Enamel glitter Genie Pin, Artistry Girls - Pizzazz, Rhythm , Rhyme, Flow, Prism & Whirl!! 
Sweet Treats - Berry Sisters & Rainbow Sisters!!
Glitter blanks !

www.clipper.ecrater.com

Also added a ton of G1 MLP to the shop!

*Spend $25 or more and save 15 percent!!
Make sure to use promo code: CLIPPER at check out!

www.clipper.ecrater.com

*must be on desk top version of website to activate offer*

Pre orders will be in stock this week, but will ship after the holidays!

For more info on hqg1c ponies type in hqg1c - collector’s club on facebook!
OR visit  www.hqcollectors.club

Candy Cane:

Post Merge: December 19, 2018, 09:08:06 PM

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&

 Dreidel
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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Einhornbaby on December 20, 2018, 10:22:08 AM
ooooh Im looking forward to get my little christmas boys <3
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on December 25, 2018, 04:16:28 PM
I love the baby boys!!! Definitely going to be getting them when I can -

and I saw the Christmas baby girls on your Instagram, Clipper - I LOVE THEM!!!!!!! Any idea when they'll be available? :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Hannah66665 on December 25, 2018, 09:20:37 PM
I love the baby boys!!! Definitely going to be getting them when I can -

and I saw the Christmas baby girls on your Instagram, Clipper - I LOVE THEM!!!!!!! Any idea when they'll be available? :frolic:

Ooh, I wanna see! What's the name of the instagram?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on December 25, 2018, 11:12:41 PM
I love the baby boys!!! Definitely going to be getting them when I can -

and I saw the Christmas baby girls on your Instagram, Clipper - I LOVE THEM!!!!!!! Any idea when they'll be available? :frolic:

Ooh, I wanna see! What's the name of the instagram?

HQG1C! :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on December 26, 2018, 01:47:14 AM
Received my long-awaited Artistry Girls for Crimbo, as well as the pearlized Valentine's duo - and now I want the rest of the holiday crew! Are you guys planning on making any more Halloween or Valentines ponies, or maybe an Easter one?  :)

Also, any previews/concept art for Dreamer or the Slushy/Ice Cream ponies? I'm dying to see them!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Einhornbaby on December 26, 2018, 03:50:48 PM
I preordered the Christmas boys month ago and cant wait to get them :D :D I hope they will arrive soon! Cross your fingers for me that the customs dont hold them :P
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on December 26, 2018, 09:48:42 PM
Things to look forward to from HQG1C in early(!!!!) 2019, according to their Facebook page:

-Another duo of Sweet Treats, this time baby boys

-Mushroom farmer boy!!!!! I can't wait to see what they name him!!!!

-All 4 Date Night ponies

-A seapony set of 4 with shells!!

-Possibly the Slushy/Ice Cream set of 4

-GitD Genie

-Tons more blanks!

Get hype!! I'm so excited!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on December 26, 2018, 10:02:19 PM
Things to look forward to from HQG1C in early(!!!!) 2019, according to their Facebook page:

(list goes here)

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So excited!!!!! I can't wait to see all these new boys! :frolic:

Thanks for sharing Otocolobus :) I'm not on Facebook so I prolly wouldn't have seen this otherwise, hehe.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on December 26, 2018, 10:53:55 PM
Thank you for the information! I can't wait to see the date night girls especially.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on December 27, 2018, 12:28:24 AM
They showed some concept art for the Date Night set at the Pony Fair, but I'll let the people behind the project themselves decide to show it  ;)

I wonder what color the Mushroom boy is going to be? Brown and white? Red and white? Will his name have Truffle in it? Truffle Bill? Truffle Billy?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: RoseNoire on December 27, 2018, 02:13:32 AM
I'm looking forward for the new farmer boy and seaponies, I'm hyped. :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonShadow on December 29, 2018, 05:39:47 PM
The holiday ponies are beyond cute!

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Candy Cane & Holly (2018) (https://flic.kr/p/2dMNMJW) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66876037@N07/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/2cLrVaq)
Dreidel & Star (2018) (https://flic.kr/p/2cLrVaq) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66876037@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on December 29, 2018, 06:01:12 PM
My mistake - those releases aren't all early 2019. The only things coming in early 2019 are the weird Genie and a whole slew of blanks. The others are scheduled for later in the year. Still excited though!

Post Merge: December 29, 2018, 06:02:17 PM

The holiday ponies are beyond cute!

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Candy Cane & Holly (2018) (https://flic.kr/p/2dMNMJW) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66876037@N07/), on Flickr

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Dreidel & Star (2018) (https://flic.kr/p/2cLrVaq) by  (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66876037@N07/), on Flickr

Aaaaaaa, how do you get their manes to look so good? I flatironed all of mine and barely made any progress.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonShadow on December 29, 2018, 06:07:52 PM
Aaaaaaa, how do you get their manes to look so good? I flatironed all of mine and barely made any progress.

Curling iron and hand lotion! I have a tutorial on YouTube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUL3JfdseZY

I think the HQG1C's have the same hair as the newer G4s... or at least it works the same for me. :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on December 29, 2018, 11:04:52 PM
aaa MoonShadow, you won the prototypes on eBay?? They're super cute, I was hoping to see them together like that :) I can't wait to get these four!!! Great photos too :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonShadow on December 30, 2018, 12:08:40 AM
aaa MoonShadow, you won the prototypes on eBay?? They're super cute, I was hoping to see them together like that :) I can't wait to get these four!!! Great photos too :)

Thank you so much!  They are the normal versions - preordered from Clipper's Sail. They arrived in my mailbox over the holidays! :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on December 30, 2018, 01:15:45 AM
aaa MoonShadow, you won the prototypes on eBay?? They're super cute, I was hoping to see them together like that :) I can't wait to get these four!!! Great photos too :)

Thank you so much!  They are the normal versions - preordered from Clipper's Sail. They arrived in my mailbox over the holidays! :)

I meant the girls, they haven't been "officially" released yet right? Or did I miss them? :o
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: MoonShadow on December 30, 2018, 01:41:14 AM
aaa MoonShadow, you won the prototypes on eBay?? They're super cute, I was hoping to see them together like that :) I can't wait to get these four!!! Great photos too :)

Thank you so much!  They are the normal versions - preordered from Clipper's Sail. They arrived in my mailbox over the holidays! :)

I meant the girls, they haven't been "officially" released yet right? Or did I miss them? :o

Oh, sorry!  Don't tell anypony, but the teeny tiny ponies are the "mystery gifts" that come with the colts.  They are really two-packs! :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on December 30, 2018, 06:28:46 PM
aaa MoonShadow, you won the prototypes on eBay?? They're super cute, I was hoping to see them together like that :) I can't wait to get these four!!! Great photos too :)

Thank you so much!  They are the normal versions - preordered from Clipper's Sail. They arrived in my mailbox over the holidays! :)

I meant the girls, they haven't been "officially" released yet right? Or did I miss them? :o

Oh, sorry!  Don't tell anypony, but the teeny tiny ponies are the "mystery gifts" that come with the colts.  They are really two-packs! :)

Ooh!! I was wondering about those! Thanks for telling me - I had been waiting for the girls so I could buy 'em all together, but now I know that, I don't have to wait! :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on January 19, 2019, 07:38:15 PM
ohhh my holiday babies (+ Blizzard) arrived today and they're sooo cute!! They have a heart imprint on the bottom of their hooves!!! :lovey:

Does anyone know what the official name for the Christmas baby girl is? I know it's Holly something, but I've seen a couple of variations and I'm not sure which is the 'right' name for her, heh.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on January 19, 2019, 11:22:22 PM
Does anyone know what the official name for the Christmas baby girl is? I know it's Holly something, but I've seen a couple of variations and I'm not sure which is the 'right' name for her, heh.
The Teeny Tiny Baby is "Holly Berry", the Christmas boy is "Candy Cane" :)
http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t195-hqg1c-check-list
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on January 20, 2019, 06:41:00 AM
Hi everyone!  Glow in the dark white ponies arrive this Monday, alongside with glitter blank Sea Ponies! I will try to take some pics and post here for you all to see. :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Elva on January 20, 2019, 09:31:31 AM
I don't really like flutter ponies but OH MY the artistry girls look amazing :inlove:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on January 20, 2019, 02:41:22 PM
I don't really like flutter ponies but OH MY the artistry girls look amazing :inlove:

I am telling myself I don't need the ones that look like Dabble and Scribbles because I have Dabble and Scribbles and I also have no money for pony stuff really at the moment. I have the other four from Ponycon and they are my absolute hands down favourites of the HQG1C ponies. But now I am torn about whether I need the other two to complete the set. Gah.

But I recommend the artistry ponies. They look really pretty on my shelf :) two of them standing guard over my library books (I guess they're the academic types) and two hanging out with my other ponies (they're more into the social side of university life...? ;) They have beautiful colours and, most importantly for me, they have manageable hair.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on January 20, 2019, 06:19:09 PM
I am telling myself I don't need the ones that look like Dabble and Scribbles because I have Dabble and Scribbles and I also have no money for pony stuff really at the moment.
RIGHT? I keep telling myself teh same thing...deep down I am also telling myself that's not going to work...lol ah teh pratfalls of being a completist...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on January 20, 2019, 06:57:33 PM
Taffeta, you have time to decide. If I attend the con this year I will of course bring those girls with me to sell or trade! :D

I'm so glad you love that set. The colors are for sure very striking :D

I don't really like flutter ponies but OH MY the artistry girls look amazing :inlove:

I am telling myself I don't need the ones that look like Dabble and Scribbles because I have Dabble and Scribbles and I also have no money for pony stuff really at the moment. I have the other four from Ponycon and they are my absolute hands down favourites of the HQG1C ponies. But now I am torn about whether I need the other two to complete the set. Gah.

But I recommend the artistry ponies. They look really pretty on my shelf :) two of them standing guard over my library books (I guess they're the academic types) and two hanging out with my other ponies (they're more into the social side of university life...? ;) They have beautiful colours and, most importantly for me, they have manageable hair.

Post Merge: January 20, 2019, 06:58:22 PM

hefty I know you'll end up getting them lol :-P
I am telling myself I don't need the ones that look like Dabble and Scribbles because I have Dabble and Scribbles and I also have no money for pony stuff really at the moment.
RIGHT? I keep telling myself teh same thing...deep down I am also telling myself that's not going to work...lol ah teh pratfalls of being a completist...
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on January 20, 2019, 07:18:57 PM
Taffeta, you have time to decide. If I attend the con this year I will of course bring those girls with me to sell or trade! :D

I'm so glad you love that set. The colors are for sure very striking :D


Is the message in that that I have half a year to save?? ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on January 20, 2019, 07:49:09 PM
poll has been created for accessories http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t337-hqg1c-accessory-poll#1888

Feel free to post here on which you'd like to see as well!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Teddy on January 20, 2019, 07:51:48 PM
poll has been created for accessories http://hqg1c.forumotion.com/t337-hqg1c-accessory-poll#1888

Feel free to post here on which you'd like to see as well!

I'm not big on accessories myself, but seapony shells would be spectacular! :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on January 20, 2019, 07:59:40 PM
Would these be new colours or replicas? I'm not in the market for replicas, but I would consider new colour shells if there were new sea ponies to go with them (not just glittery bases or whatever but proper new sea ponies). I do like sea ponies :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: RoseNoire on January 20, 2019, 08:04:38 PM
I love seaponies so much, but I don't have adult one, only 3 babies without their floats. And I don't know why, but the fact that babies never had their own shell always bugged me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It's not like they would stand upright with their floats.
What about baby-size shells ? That would be amazing ! :frolic: A nice and fitting way of displaying them. :D
In the meantime, I would vote for the seashell as well. ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on January 20, 2019, 09:37:38 PM
Shells would be different colors and finishes. Not the colors of the originals.

Would these be new colours or replicas? I'm not in the market for replicas, but I would consider new colour shells if there were new sea ponies to go with them (not just glittery bases or whatever but proper new sea ponies). I do like sea ponies :)

Post Merge: January 20, 2019, 09:38:26 PM

That sounds like a great idea! Smaller shell stands for the babies! Definitely can be done. I will keep it in mind. :)
I love seaponies so much, but I don't have adult one, only 3 babies without their floats. And I don't know why, but the fact that babies never had their own shell always bugged me. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It's not like they would stand upright with their floats.
What about baby-size shells ? That would be amazing ! :frolic: A nice and fitting way of displaying them. :D
In the meantime, I would vote for the seashell as well. ;)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Sunset on January 20, 2019, 10:35:42 PM
It took me a while but I finally got around to opening my holiday babies!  The video link is in my sig. :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: heftysmurf76 on January 20, 2019, 11:04:31 PM
What about baby-size shells ? That would be amazing ! :frolic: A nice and fitting way of displaying them. :D
In the meantime, I would vote for the seashell as well. ;)
I LOVE this idea! :frolic: I'd be ALL over some Baby-Sized shells!!!!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Noasar on January 20, 2019, 11:12:22 PM
Omg yes to baby shells! As long as they compliment the colours of the baby ponies. Pastel colours would be great.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: RoseNoire on January 20, 2019, 11:32:08 PM
Oh, well, I'm delighted you like my idea. ^^ I would buy so many little shells for my babies. :D I'm looking forward to your repro accessories. They would be so useful to complement our customs ! I already have the repro hat in my wishlist for my restored Tex. ^^
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Carrehz on January 21, 2019, 04:04:08 PM
omg, tiny baby sea pony-sized shells would be perfect!! :lovey: That gets my vote for sure :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on February 06, 2019, 10:05:08 PM
having a one day sale on genie and kitty love. please see this post :-) http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,394515.0.html
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: applejackbunny on February 11, 2019, 01:24:55 AM
Adding my vote for the baby sea shells!  :frolic:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Ringlets on February 15, 2019, 11:16:32 AM
Sorry I'm late the party when it comes to commenting , but I love these! :lovey:  :lovey: :lovey:
I also think baby sea pony shells would be fantastic! :frolic:  I've always had problems displaying baby sea ponies :yikes:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Shadowperla on March 15, 2019, 11:57:45 PM
Hi. If I can ask, will copies of bag-pony (from bag, Cotton and Bluebell) be made? White, maybe, and mirrored, or unicorn/pegasus?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on March 19, 2019, 09:51:17 PM
Hi. If I can ask, will copies of bag-pony (from bag, Cotton and Bluebell) be made? White, maybe, and mirrored, or unicorn/pegasus?

I don't understand what you're asking. Do you have a photo?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Shadowperla on March 20, 2019, 01:58:22 AM
Yes, from wiki (my is away)
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I love them! But, my bag is not fit to use much, and switching pony onto other bag seems wrong, so then I ask if you are planning to reproduce these  :lol:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on March 21, 2019, 03:36:21 AM
no plans to. You can always cut the custom pony in half and make those ;-)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 24, 2019, 10:59:03 PM
Pre order for sea Glimmers is coming up this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/584739558706380/?ti=icl please Be sure to opt into the event for more information.  These are scheduled to be shipped in July of 2019. Please tell your friend and try to order multiples for customs,  bulk order etc. as prices will go up! We hope you like the Sea Glimmers as much as we do. :heart:️

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Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Squirtsquirt on April 26, 2019, 12:11:31 AM
Pre order for sea Glimmers is coming up this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/584739558706380/?ti=icl please Be sure to opt into the event for more information.  These are scheduled to be shipped in July of 2019. Please tell your friend and try to order multiples for customs,  bulk order etc. as prices will go up! We hope you like the Sea Glimmers as much as we do. :heart:️

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OK, I was never really into the sea ponies as a kid, but I have to admit, I like the looks of these!  These will definitely be a temptation.  Whether I have the room for them is another story! :D
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 26, 2019, 12:16:06 AM
Pre order for sea Glimmers is coming up this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/584739558706380/?ti=icl please Be sure to opt into the event for more information.  These are scheduled to be shipped in July of 2019. Please tell your friend and try to order multiples for customs,  bulk order etc. as prices will go up! We hope you like the Sea Glimmers as much as we do. :heart:️

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 :shocked: OMGS your making Sea Ponies!!!! The blue and yellow ones are my favorites! My daughter likes the white and blue.

Do they have names?

 :frolic: :yippee: :hifive: :tackleglomp: :taco:
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 26, 2019, 05:39:57 AM
Pre order for sea Glimmers is coming up this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/584739558706380/?ti=icl please Be sure to opt into the event for more information.  These are scheduled to be shipped in July of 2019. Please tell your friend and try to order multiples for customs,  bulk order etc. as prices will go up! We hope you like the Sea Glimmers as much as we do. :heart:️

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OK, I was never really into the sea ponies as a kid, but I have to admit, I like the looks of these!  These will definitely be a temptation.  Whether I have the room for them is another story! :D

you can display them in your bathtub lol :P
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on April 26, 2019, 05:41:33 AM
I told myself I didn't need these.

Then I thought maybe I needed one.

I really like the final versions though.

I will have to give this some thought. Clipper, will they be available in international locations at a later date as well? (UK, Europe) like previous?
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 26, 2019, 05:42:09 AM
Pre order for sea Glimmers is coming up this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/events/584739558706380/?ti=icl please Be sure to opt into the event for more information.  These are scheduled to be shipped in July of 2019. Please tell your friend and try to order multiples for customs,  bulk order etc. as prices will go up! We hope you like the Sea Glimmers as much as we do. :heart:️

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 :shocked: OMGS your making Sea Ponies!!!! The blue and yellow ones are my favorites! My daughter likes the white and blue.

Do they have names?

 :frolic: :yippee: :hifive: :tackleglomp: :taco:


Glad you like them!

Yes they do have names.

 I made a post about them about a month ago on a separate thread, but got ignored. :O(


Yellow - Glitzy Waves
Pink - Sea Rose
Blue - Sapphire Sparkle
White - Ocean Mist




Post Merge: April 26, 2019, 05:45:37 AM

I told myself I didn't need these.

Then I thought maybe I needed one.

I really like the final versions though.

I will have to give this some thought. Clipper, will they be available in international locations at a later date as well? (UK, Europe) like previous?

UK is still lacking a distributor at this time, but maybe The Pony Business will bring them to UK Pony Con, if I can get them to pick them up in their shop.  I just haven't heard back from them just yet. I do have 2 other distributors in Europe in the works, so I will say yes they will be available, but a little later on - how previous released trends have been. :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on April 26, 2019, 05:48:34 AM
I won't be at ponycon this year most likely, so I might have to pass on these :/ Import is just not worth it while outside events are playing havoc with our currency and making everything hit the import threshold much more quickly.

TPB is great but the couriers they use tend to leave things at local stores rather than deliver to door and I can't drive or navigate to places so it's not really a solution for me either sadly.

Pity, they are very pretty :)

Hopefully they'll get here eventually! Or someone will do a UK bulk order I can get in on. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 26, 2019, 05:55:57 AM
I won't be at ponycon this year most likely, so I might have to pass on these :/ Import is just not worth it while outside events are playing havoc with our currency and making everything hit the import threshold much more quickly.

TPB is great but the couriers they use tend to leave things at local stores rather than deliver to door and I can't drive or navigate to places so it's not really a solution for me either sadly.

Pity, they are very pretty :)

Hopefully they'll get here eventually! Or someone will do a UK bulk order I can get in on. Thanks for the info!


Taffeta - Do you get charged import fees from the ponies coming from other countries in Europe?
If there is a UK bulk order formed I will message you right away. 
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on April 26, 2019, 06:01:26 AM
I won't be at ponycon this year most likely, so I might have to pass on these :/ Import is just not worth it while outside events are playing havoc with our currency and making everything hit the import threshold much more quickly.

TPB is great but the couriers they use tend to leave things at local stores rather than deliver to door and I can't drive or navigate to places so it's not really a solution for me either sadly.

Pity, they are very pretty :)

Hopefully they'll get here eventually! Or someone will do a UK bulk order I can get in on. Thanks for the info!


Taffeta - Do you get charged import fees from the ponies coming from other countries in Europe?
If there is a UK bulk order formed I will message you right away. 

Thanks, that will help. I can be patient :)

Right now there are no tariffs between the UK and other EU countries, but that is subject to change depending on the final Brexit agreement (or lack thereof). Which could be as soon as June (but probably not till October).

I would use TPB - I did that with the valentines - but the courier left the package at a store I had no way of getting to on my own, so it was a complex process to receive it. That's why it isn't an option for me to do that right now.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: PoserBeachball on April 26, 2019, 10:29:51 AM
I'm in the UK too and would be interested in the seaponies.

Clipper, could you announce here or message about availability please?

Taffeta, it costs more, but TPB have a postage option to send parcels to home addresses rather than pick-ups. I had one sent this way.

Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Taffeta on April 26, 2019, 01:31:34 PM
I'm in the UK too and would be interested in the seaponies.

Clipper, could you announce here or message about availability please?

Taffeta, it costs more, but TPB have a postage option to send parcels to home addresses rather than pick-ups. I had one sent this way.


They do? I didn't know that. The last time I discovered it wasn't coming to my address after it had been sent, so there was panic all round. If there's a better option maybe I'll look into that when they get stock.

But yeah, if there is a UK bulk lot going to be ordered, then it would be great to announce it somewhere public. It's a shame there's not a UK supplier this year.

...I suppose as a last resort I could try and bribe someone who is going to ponycon to get one or two for me and I pay them back...but I suspect I might get my ears chewed off xD. I'm assuming I won't be able to go, as I don't know where I will be living in Oct yet so it might be by the time I know there won't be ponycon tickets.
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on April 26, 2019, 03:20:47 PM
Preordered Glitzy Waves and Sapphire Sparkle! I want all four but I'm going to a concert this upcoming Wednesday and want to buy merch there so I'm trying to be good when it comes to not spending much money until then. :P I'll buy the other two at full price after they come out, so I preordered my two favorites!
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Rhaegar on April 26, 2019, 04:28:29 PM
Just bought all four.  :)
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Einhornbaby on April 26, 2019, 06:41:40 PM
I preordered Sea Rose and caaaaant wait to get her <3
Title: Re: HQG1C?
Post by: Clipper on April 27, 2019, 07:23:57 AM
The sea Glimmers are available now on the pre sale. Hey should
Ship in July.
I will post more updates with the progress as soon as we see more photos. :)