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Title: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 10, 2018, 11:34:10 PM
Hey everyone, I just have a quick question!
So recently, I found a Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy at my local Dollar Store (priced at around $6.75 or something like that each) and I remembered a while back some ponytubers claimed they were "super rare". Although I'm pretty sure they only said this just to get views on their video (as I have seen the two in particular call other ponies super rare when they aren't), it never hurts to make sure!
Of course I'm guessing they aren't super rare as they said, but what would be the suggested price for them?
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 11, 2018, 12:30:54 AM
I don't think they're super rare, but $6.25 isn't a bad price if you don't have them.  Especially if you are able to pick them up in person (if you are interested in them for your own collection), since if you bought them off eBay etc you would have to pay shipping.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Ponyfan on June 11, 2018, 01:07:34 AM
I would say they’re a little hard to find as the distribution for the Wave 3 pearly ponies wasn’t good (only a few stores got them) but not super rare. I think $5-$7  each is good price for them.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 11, 2018, 01:59:29 AM
The most I've seen em go for is about 8 bucks.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 11, 2018, 03:34:48 AM
Okay, thank you everyone for the information! I'm not really up to date on the later releases of G4 right before G4.5 started so I had no idea there were even waves of the pearly ponies and the only reason I was suspicious about the ponies being "super rare" was because in the past they had ponies straddling on the line of common-uncommon and called them "super rare". I'm really glad I decided to check on here because I'm not really a fan of them (especially with what I've heard about their hair) and the only reason I would buy them would be so I wouldn't have to pay something crazy in the future if I ever wanted them. 
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 11, 2018, 03:41:15 AM
Well for that particular set, they are very difficult to find. Particularly Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
 The Pearly's  distribution as a whole is so awful. Even now they hardly ever pop up. I've only ever seen Cherry Berry, Applejack and Meadow Flower semi-consistently and even then, there were only one or two of them between long stretches of nothing.


From easiest to hardest:
Cherry Berry
Meadow Flower
Pretzel
Applejack
Rainbowdash
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Nurse Redhead
Pinkie Pie
Coloratura
Fluttershy
Starlight Glimmer
Sapphire Joy
Sea Swirl

So you did get the rarest of the set.. The dolphin pony is the only one I've not seen in person.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: MidnightRarity on June 11, 2018, 04:56:14 AM
Haha thanks for calling me out XD

But I made a review on these guys and called them rare partly cause of your reason and partly cause of the fact that I could not find them anywhere after searching for ages, and also cause I saw others claiming them as rare! But those prices seem to be really good for these guys!

If I were you I would get them because that price is really great for MIB ponies, and just because they’re really pretty!  ^.^
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 11, 2018, 08:46:08 AM
Well for that particular set, they are very difficult to find. Particularly Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
 The Pearly's  distribution as a whole is so awful. Even now they hardly ever pop up. I've only ever seen Cherry Berry, Applejack and Meadow Flower semi-consistently and even then, there were only one or two of them between long stretches of nothing.


From easiest to hardest:
Cherry Berry
Meadow Flower
Pretzel
Applejack
Rainbowdash
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Nurse Redhead
Pinkie Pie
Coloratura
Fluttershy
Starlight Glimmer
Sapphire Joy
Sea Swirl

So you did get the rarest of the set.. The dolphin pony is the only one I've not seen in person.

Aaa, thank you for letting me know that! I might get Sapphire Joy now also just in case. I want to possibly buy all of them there (since there are two of each) so I could take two out and leave two MIB, but that would come to around $24ish. I looked on eBay and they seem to be going for normal amounts (anywhere from $4-$14) but maybe they'll be rarer in the future? :D

Haha thanks for calling me out XD

But I made a review on these guys and called them rare partly cause of your reason and partly cause of the fact that I could not find them anywhere after searching for ages, and also cause I saw others claiming them as rare! But those prices seem to be really good for these guys!

If I were you I would get them because that price is really great for MIB ponies, and just because they’re really pretty!  ^.^

I feel so embarrassed! I didn't mean any ill-will with what I said  :blush:
But yeah, they are really pretty. It's just a shame about their hair being so low quality  :(
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: MidnightRarity on June 11, 2018, 01:46:57 PM
Hey don’t feel embarrassed at all, I honestly found it funny since you spoke some truth & I know you meant no harm!!  :lol:

Also I know right!! I have some and their hair is too hard to work with it’s actually a bit frustrating since their body plastic is so gorgeous!!
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Ponyfan on June 11, 2018, 01:57:34 PM
Wave 3 pearly ponies were the last set of ponies to be released before the G4.5  reboot poses started. I think this adds another factor to why their distrubution is so terrible. I’ve only found them at Big Lots. Nurse Redheart is always a Walgreen’s exclusive pony.




Ponyfan
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 11, 2018, 02:01:58 PM
It seems to vary with the hair. We have had  8 of this set. All their hair is thick and soft, but manageability and oiliness is a different story. In our experience:

Cherry Berry-has thick hair, easy to manage. No whatever that oily ick is.
Pretzel has soft, hard to manage hair. No oily ick.
Princess Twilight Sparkle has thick hair. Oily, needed washing.
Traded Rainbowdash MoC so we don't know what her hair was like.
Coloratura has hard to manage hair. A bit slippery.
Starlight Glimmer has thick, soft manageable  hair. A bit oily, had to wash.
Sapphire Joy has thick hair, very hard to manage.
Meadow Flower's hair is a mess in terms of manageability. Slippery but not oily.




Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Sweet Daes on June 11, 2018, 02:14:31 PM
Well for that particular set, they are very difficult to find. Particularly Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
 The Pearly's  distribution as a whole is so awful. Even now they hardly ever pop up. I've only ever seen Cherry Berry, Applejack and Meadow Flower semi-consistently and even then, there were only one or two of them between long stretches of nothing.


From easiest to hardest:
Cherry Berry
Meadow Flower
Pretzel
Applejack
Rainbowdash
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Nurse Redhead
Pinkie Pie
Coloratura
Fluttershy
Starlight Glimmer
Sapphire Joy
Sea Swirl

So you did get the rarest of the set.. The dolphin pony is the only one I've not seen in person.

Actually, I have had a different experience with the pearlies. This would be the order for me, most seen to least:
Pinkie Pie (Currently available for cheap from hasbrotoystore eBay shop)
Rainbow Dash
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Cherry Berry
Meadow Flower
Applejack
Seaswirl
Starlight Glimmer
Pretzel
Nurse Redheart
Sapphire Joy
Coloratura

I had a hard time finding Coloratura. She has been $10 at the least, not including shipping. My local Walmart still has RD, TS, CB and MF on their shelves as singles. Another local department store has the promo packs with RD and TS, but only with CB.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 11, 2018, 02:56:30 PM
Well for that particular set, they are very difficult to find. Particularly Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
 The Pearly's  distribution as a whole is so awful. Even now they hardly ever pop up. I've only ever seen Cherry Berry, Applejack and Meadow Flower semi-consistently and even then, there were only one or two of them between long stretches of nothing.


From easiest to hardest:
Cherry Berry
Meadow Flower
Pretzel
Applejack
Rainbowdash
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Nurse Redhead
Pinkie Pie
Coloratura
Fluttershy
Starlight Glimmer
Sapphire Joy
Sea Swirl

So you did get the rarest of the set.. The dolphin pony is the only one I've not seen in person.

Actually, I have had a different experience with the pearlies. This would be the order for me, most seen to least:
Pinkie Pie (Currently available for cheap from hasbrotoystore eBay shop)
Rainbow Dash
Princess Twilight Sparkle
Cherry Berry
Meadow Flower
Applejack
Seaswirl
Starlight Glimmer
Pretzel
Nurse Redheart
Sapphire Joy
Coloratura

I had a hard time finding Coloratura. She has been $10 at the least, not including shipping. My local Walmart still has RD, TS, CB and MF on their shelves as singles. Another local department store has the promo packs with RD and TS, but only with CB.

Yeah I'm sure it'll be a little different everywhere.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Taffeta on June 11, 2018, 03:56:00 PM
To add an overseas perspective, the third wave are definitely 'super rare' here. They appeared for one week, maybe 2, around last Christmas, in a handful of stores that I know of. I was lucky enough to pick them up by coincidence, but when I went back, they were all gone and I have never seen them since. I know that even when my Smyths had a shelf-full of them, other people in the UK didn't get them, so it wasn't universal distribution. I don't know how many parts of the country got them or how sporadic it was.

On the flip from that, all the others were easy enough to lay hands on and Coloratura's wave is still available in Entertainer, including Coloratura herself. I was able to get a second one MOC on discount (because I'm sure my loose one has faded from being out on display).

So from easiest to hardest over here:

Wave 1 Mane 6 and Starlight Glimmer (still available in numbers in Entertainer)
Coloratura (because only 1 per box but still available so still more common)
Wave 2 Mane 6 (not as common as Wave 1 but still stuck around. Mostly in TRU, also in Entertainer and Smyths
Cherry Berry and Pretzel (most easy to get from TRU but now closed, limited distribution in other places)
Wave 3 (entirety) - only saw in Smyths in London on one random visit last winter.
Redheart (not sold in the UK due to Walgreens exclusive)

I had to import Redheart and my sister got me the Wave 3 loose ones from China for my birthday last year as we didn't think  they were coming here. I only ever saw Applejack on that one trip when wave 3 were in plentiful supply in Smyths.

BUT I don't rule out more appearing because we get stuff at weird times in weird orders.


Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: Ponyfan on June 11, 2018, 08:49:35 PM
Cherry Berry, Pretzel, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle were the easiest for me to find as most of my local Walmart stores overstocked the 2 packs and the bonus pony was usually Cherry Berry but everyone once in a while I found one with Pretzel as the bonus pony.  I was lucky to find Coloratura pretty easily (I think I checked 2 stores)

Wave 3 I've only found at Big Lots (after I bought a set here) and they are hidden behind some of the ribbon hair G4s. They still had quite a few last time I was there. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphrie Joy
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 11, 2018, 09:54:38 PM
I wanted to add that what I meant by "not rare" is "not rare RIGHT NOW" because currently you can still buy them directly from Hasbro (on eBay) for $5.

Once that supply dries up and we're depending on finding them in the wild?  Yeah, at that point they are definitely going to be harder to find.  I don't know how hard to find.  But I know the earliest set of pearlies was in the store longest, while the last pearlies were only briefly in stores (and some stores didn't get them at all.)
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 12, 2018, 09:31:51 PM
It's so interesting to see what's common and uncommon for different people! I'll list from what I remember although I hadn't been in stores much then and I wasn't actively looking out for ponies, so this is just what I remember.
I only ever saw Twilight and Pretzel together in the packs which there were plenty of, and I believe I only ever saw one either Cherry Berry  or Meadow Flower (I'm not sure which) packaged with Applejack I believe . I never saw a Starlight Glimmer, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, or Coloratura. I'm not sure how common the nurse was since I never check Walgreens. And of course, I just found two of both Sapphire Joy and Sea Swirl at my dollar store  :P


Interestingly enough, they still have the Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops with the cutie mark charms in that Dollar Store as well (but I already have her)
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 12, 2018, 09:32:39 PM
Speak of the devil, I just snagged the lone Sea Swirl at Big Lots.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Taffeta on June 12, 2018, 09:35:48 PM
Speak of the devil, I just snagged the lone Sea Swirl at Big Lots.

Yay :D She heard your call!

Incidentally, Hasbro shop doesn't exist as an entity in the UK. Does it exist for any country outside of the US? Do they ship overseas from ebay? Because if not that's going to also affect price/rarity for certain sets in certain places.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 12, 2018, 09:52:50 PM
Speak of the devil, I just snagged the lone Sea Swirl at Big Lots.

Congrats! Here's to hoping her hair is nice ^.^
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 12, 2018, 09:53:49 PM
Speak of the devil, I just snagged the lone Sea Swirl at Big Lots.

Congrats! Here's to hoping her hair is nice ^.^

I'll tell you in a minute. XD


ETA:
Oh Hasbro. Why doust thou torment us with crazy, oily haired ponies? Doth thy not know how gross it feels?

Okay, so I washed the ICK outta her hair and brushed it. It just got crazier. But its not slimy anymore.  Her tail is being especially difficult. At least ut suits the swirl part of her name. I'll try to straighten it out.

Oy! The tail hole stamper didnt quite finish punching a hole, so it punched one properly to the right.  >_<
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Taffeta on June 12, 2018, 10:24:35 PM
It might be because she came from China, but my loose Sea Swirl thinks she's auditioning for Jem. She has a big puffed up mane and as a Jem fan, I cannot bring myself to brush it out...

It's not totally clear in this pic at this angle but you can sort of see it...

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Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 12, 2018, 10:25:50 PM
Cute Taf! Who's the yellow and purple pegasus next to her?
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Taffeta on June 12, 2018, 10:31:07 PM
Cute Taf! Who's the yellow and purple pegasus next to her?

Erm, Sunny Rays I think her name is. I always get her name muddled up because I know there's Honey Rays as well :)  She looks decidedly perplexed by Seaswirl's hair. Either that or she's fed up of inhaling it. Seaswirl has since moved, though ;) Sitting on a matchbox with hair that looks like it's had too much hairspray didn't seem wise...just in case...
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on June 12, 2018, 10:33:22 PM
I saw a whole bunch of Sea Swirls at our local Big Lots today. I thought about grabbing a couple but I wasn't sure. Maybe I'll visit there again soon and go for it though.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 12, 2018, 10:34:17 PM
Cute Taf! Who's the yellow and purple pegasus next to her?

Erm, Sunny Rays I think her name is. I always get her name muddled up because I know there's Honey Rays as well :)  She looks decidedly perplexed by Seaswirl's hair. Either that or she's fed up of inhaling it. Seaswirl has since moved, though ;) Sitting on a matchbox with hair that looks like it's had too much hairspray didn't seem wise...just in case...

She's pretty.

Aquanet, matches and open flame are bad for one's health.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: gabumon on June 13, 2018, 03:45:56 AM
Besides the early days of G4, (Dewdrop Dazzle, Diamond Rose,etc ) the pearly wave ponies are my most favorite G four basic ponies.  Such a nice way to end out g four in my opinion. 
To think I wasn't even interested at first.  Coloratura and Sunflower are my faves, oh and Pretzl. Well all actually.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 13, 2018, 04:07:14 AM
Besides the early days of G4, (Dewdrop Dazzle, Diamond Rose,etc ) the pearly wave ponies are my most favorite G four basic ponies.  Such a nice way to end out g four in my opinion. 
To think I wasn't even interested at first.  Coloratura and Sunflower are my faves, oh and Pretzl. Well all actually.

Yeah. The Pearlies, Water Cuties and Merponies are my favorite sets. Pearlies are just so classic and lovely. Plus the mane bore doesn't overwhelm them in numbers.

Post Merge: June 13, 2018, 04:08:52 AM

Speak of the devil, I just snagged the lone Sea Swirl at Big Lots.

Yay :D She heard your call!

Incidentally, Hasbro shop doesn't exist as an entity in the UK. Does it exist for any country outside of the US? Do they ship overseas from ebay? Because if not that's going to also affect price/rarity for certain sets in certain places.

I'm glad she did.  :woot: She's such a pretty unicorn and I've always loved dolphins.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 13, 2018, 04:31:21 AM
I too love the pearlies.  Unnngh, they just look so good!  I think I have Sea Swirl but am missing Sapphire Joy.  Did someone say Coloratura was shortpacked?  That's a shame, she is stunning!  I was lucky enough to pick her up at Target.

Yeah, they are actually one of the more diverse sets in terms of ratio of Mane Six to new ponies.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Taffeta on June 13, 2018, 06:56:20 AM
I too love the pearlies.  Unnngh, they just look so good!  I think I have Sea Swirl but am missing Sapphire Joy.  Did someone say Coloratura was shortpacked?  That's a shame, she is stunning!  I was lucky enough to pick her up at Target.

Yeah, they are actually one of the more diverse sets in terms of ratio of Mane Six to new ponies.

The store my sister does web work for had Coloratura's set and she said that Coloratura was one to a box and that she sold out pretty much the moment she hit shelves. She also said that there were more than one of Pinkie and Starlight Glimmer. I don't remember about Fluttershy.

Now of course everyone has Coloratura so she can still be found at other stores like Entertainer.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 13, 2018, 02:59:55 PM
It might be because she came from China, but my loose Sea Swirl thinks she's auditioning for Jem. She has a big puffed up mane and as a Jem fan, I cannot bring myself to brush it out...

It's not totally clear in this pic at this angle but you can sort of see it...

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That hair is truly, truly, truly outrageous  ;)
I too love the pearlies.  Unnngh, they just look so good!  I think I have Sea Swirl but am missing Sapphire Joy.  Did someone say Coloratura was shortpacked?  That's a shame, she is stunning!  I was lucky enough to pick her up at Target.

Yeah, they are actually one of the more diverse sets in terms of ratio of Mane Six to new ponies.

Yeah. Although I am surprised Rarity of all ponies wasn't a pearly (although maybe she was in a past wave?)
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Ponyfan on June 13, 2018, 06:23:18 PM
I think Rarity was the only Mane 6 pony to not be released as a pearly pony. Coloratura was short packed in the US too. I think it was one Coloratura and 2 of the other ponies in that Wave in the box. I always saw doubles of the other pearly ponies in her Wave but only once found more than one Coloratura on the shelf.

Taffeta, I love the hair on your Sea Swirl. :) I wouldn’t change it either.

This thread makes me want to check my Big Lots and see if they have any Wave  3 pearlies left especially Sea Swirl.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 13, 2018, 07:26:16 PM
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Yeah. Although I am surprised Rarity of all ponies wasn't a pearly (although maybe she was in a past wave?)

Rarity comes as a pearly Merpony Waterdraw. I bought one for a swap with a friend. She's quite pretty, for a reboot posed pony.


https://littlekunai.deviantart.com/art/My-G4-Pearlies-749608662

Here's a picture of all my Pearlies, plus 2 of the pearly merponies.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Ponyfan on June 13, 2018, 08:40:25 PM
I forgot about pearly seapony Rarity. She’s the only Mane 6 pearly seapony I don’t have.  By the time I decided to get her she was gone. :(

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: WaterDraw on June 13, 2018, 10:43:19 PM
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Yeah. Although I am surprised Rarity of all ponies wasn't a pearly (although maybe she was in a past wave?)

Rarity comes as a pearly Merpony Waterdraw. I bought one for a swap with a friend. She's quite pretty, for a reboot posed pony.


https://littlekunai.deviantart.com/art/My-G4-Pearlies-749608662


Here's a picture of all my Pearlies, plus 2 of the pearly merponies.


Yeah I saw the pearly seapony Rarity! I only needed her and Applejack to finish my seapony collection but I have this weird urge that whenever I'm about to finish a collection of dolls/toys I just loose interest in them. So far I've seen Applejack still sold in our local mall (I think it's in the Macy's part), although she's being sold for I think around $10 which seems like kind of a rip-off since I could find all the other seaponies for around $7. Rarity seems to be the rarest of wave one, at least in my area since I only saw her twice. I'm not a fan of the plastic she's made of though since it looks sort of creamish instead of white.

I just find it funny that the one in the main 6 known for loving everything glittery/pearly/jewel like was the only one not to be a pearly pony. I mean they picked Rainbow Dash over her  :lol:
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: invaderhorizongreen on June 14, 2018, 07:24:23 PM
My local dollar general has Sapphire Joy and Sea Swirl right now.
Title: Re: Price Check for Sea Swirl and Sapphire Joy
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 14, 2018, 07:30:54 PM
My local dollar general has Sapphire Joy and Sea Swirl right now.

Sweet!