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Title: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Loa on June 14, 2018, 10:00:02 PM
Older thread here - http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,389665.0.html

It got long!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 14, 2018, 10:08:53 PM
Very long. Thank you Loa.


 Do we know when the Unicorns and Pegasus will come out?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on June 15, 2018, 02:11:02 AM
Very long. Thank you Loa.


 Do we know when the Unicorns and Pegasus will come out?

At the ToyFair they mentioned the plan was for Christmas.

Now that Amazon lists the Rainbows for August 15 and the Pretty Parlor for September 30, it seems likely they'll introduce the Unicorns and Pegasus in November for the holiday season.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 15, 2018, 09:16:54 AM
Maybe the UK by feb?? *hopeful*

I also want to second sending the baby art proposal to TBD. Though if you can mock one up with the european babies too it might let them know these exist. It is hard to know if they are aware of anything non US so it doesn't hurt to nudge them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Einhornbaby on June 15, 2018, 12:04:36 PM
Very long. Thank you Loa.


 Do we know when the Unicorns and Pegasus will come out?

At the ToyFair they mentioned the plan was for Christmas.


OMG... imagine there would be a My Little Pony unicorn under the christmas tree for you *tearyeyes* .... <3 <3 <3
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on June 15, 2018, 02:41:52 PM
It is hard to know if they are aware of anything non US so it doesn't hurt to nudge them.

I agree, if it's true that Hasbro UK suggested the Rainbows to come out first in Europe then I hope the UK and European releases will not be completely overlooked.

I made another mock up with the UK babies and rearranged the colors as Sunset suggested:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 15, 2018, 03:04:10 PM
It is hard to know if they are aware of anything non US so it doesn't hurt to nudge them.

I agree, if it's true that Hasbro UK suggested the Rainbows to come out first in Europe then I hope the UK and European releases will not be completely overlooked.

I made another mock up with the UK babies and rearranged the colors as Sunset suggested:

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:frolic: I need Baby Lemondrop and Baby Bowtie In My LIFE!!!! I wonder if we could get them to make babies Hopscotch, Ribbon and Honeycomb?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on June 15, 2018, 03:39:53 PM
Those mockups look so great, Gismo!  I love it :D. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 15, 2018, 03:51:31 PM
Please do send them to TBD. You never know, it never hurts :)

And Baby  Bow Tie never did get a sticker, so it would be nice for her to have one at last :)

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 15, 2018, 08:57:45 PM
Love those baby mock-ups! I would cry from happiness if they did the babies (or Celestial ponies!!)

But for now- I'm pretty happy with what is coming out- nostalgia and all. I know Peachy is maybe the most common pony... but I loved my pretty parlor when I was a little, I carried it everywhere...

Re-posting the Amazon pre-order links in case someone missed them:


5 pack of Rainbows and Peachy Parlor:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DNW27YS/ref=sr_1_39?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1528904413&sr=1-39&keywords=retro+pony

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DNNBS53/ref=sr_1_11?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1528904499&sr=1-11&keywords=my+little+pony+basic+fun+retro

Individuals
Skydancer:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BT4YHPK/
Moonstone:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C9TNWGX/
Windy:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C9TN17Q/
Parasol: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BTHSWVG/
Starshine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0789JFWPV/

I know the Castle and Estate may be more "iconic" but I never had those- they were expensive I think, and BIG.  And now... still too big!  I don't think I'd get the castle if they made it- but the Pretty Parlor was a no brainer :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2018, 09:30:04 PM
I love the baby ponies mock ups. :lovey:  I'd buy that Baby Lemon Drop and Baby Applejack set in a heartbeat if Bridge Direct made them. If Bridge Direct did make baby ponies I wonder if they'd included some of the larger accessories like the sandboxes, cribs and rockers (maybe one large accessory in each set of 3 for the babies to share instead one for each baby in the set.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LNS on June 15, 2018, 09:47:16 PM
The baby pony mockups are adorable! I really love the idea of a three pack for them. Super cute. :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on June 15, 2018, 10:13:05 PM
Love those babies.  I hope they go with it. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on June 15, 2018, 10:38:53 PM
I hope they bring back the TaF adults AND babies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 15, 2018, 11:03:28 PM
I hope they bring back the TaF adults AND babies.

*Clamoring sounds are heard*

Boss! The collectors are here!

What do they want?

Every G1 pony ever made!

Well, I'm sure there's not that ma-

*sees 1,000 or so ponies*

 :shocked: By jove! We've created a monster!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on June 15, 2018, 11:05:41 PM
I hope they bring back the TaF adults AND babies.

*Clamoring sounds are heard*

Boss! The collectors are here!

What do they want?

Every G1 pony ever made!

Well, I'm sure there's not that ma-

*sees 1,000 or so ponies*

 :shocked: By jove! We've created a monster!

Haha, so true!  But you forgot one thing.  All the ponies that *weren't* made.  We want those, too!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 15, 2018, 11:09:35 PM
I hope they bring back the TaF adults AND babies.

*Clamoring sounds are heard*

Boss! The collectors are here!

What do they want?

Every G1 pony ever made!

Well, I'm sure there's not that ma-

*sees 1,000 or so ponies*

 :shocked: By jove! We've created a monster!

Haha, so true!  But you forgot one thing.  All the ponies that *weren't* made.  We want those, too!

Darn straight we do!  :lol:


Attention all personnel, abandon building, I repeat, abandon building! Everyone for themselves, bosses,managers and executives first! The collectors are coming .




Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 16, 2018, 02:06:45 AM
I absolutely LOVE the baby mock ups!  <3
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on June 16, 2018, 02:37:24 AM
I hope they bring back the TaF adults AND babies.

*Clamoring sounds are heard*

Boss! The collectors are here!

What do they want?

Every G1 pony ever made!

Well, I'm sure there's not that ma-

*sees 1,000 or so ponies*

 :shocked: By jove! We've created a monster!

Haha, so true!  But you forgot one thing.  All the ponies that *weren't* made.  We want those, too!

Darn straight we do!  :lol:


Attention all personnel, abandon building, I repeat, abandon building! Everyone for themselves, bosses,managers and executives first! The collectors are coming .

Us at the prospect of all of the pony of all of the years:
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Them:
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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Squirtsquirt on June 16, 2018, 03:36:12 AM
OK, if the babies come my way, I will have to get them.  I've been debating selling my G1s, just due to space and storage issues, but I admit, I would miss them.  I think I would want these anniversary ponies much more than new gen ponies, just because I did have the G1s as a kid and still love them.  :lovey: :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sapphire Rain on June 16, 2018, 03:39:29 AM
I agree, if it's true that Hasbro UK suggested the Rainbows to come out first in Europe then I hope the UK and European releases will not be completely overlooked.

I made another mock up with the UK babies and rearranged the colors as Sunset suggested:

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Oooh! I'd love for the last three to be released in the US too...even if they weren't originally!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 16, 2018, 10:56:54 AM
I already imagine TBD having that kind of reaction to all the people on facebook, etc sending them messages about these and asking for info and stuff. I suspect they're totally swamped with that right now. One of them told me when I asked a question that the pony community thing was 'so big' they were having trouble keeping up with everyone's questions....

But even if they spend most of the time doing amazon sales, so long as amazon stops limiting shipping to one country on them, it wouldn't be so bad. I really want to see Medley and Glory here in stores. But if they don't make it widely to UK stores, I will settle for being able to put them on my xmas or birthday list or getting them from Amazon.

With the babies, the more we can expose TBD to the range that is available, the better chance we have.

I still believe in all ponies for everyone with this release. No exclusives and better accessibility for the countries not yet named in their distribution. If that is simply buying it from a neighbouring country's amazon, then that's a step at least. But I would love to see those baby sets.

I would also like to see the PACS ones in sets of, say, Ribbon, Lofty, Lickety Split and Gusty, Heart Throb, Shady (or some other arrangement). With regular version Lofty and Shady. Shady could be in Baby Blossom's pose to save them on pose production, even if the prototype wasn't. That would still look amazingly cute. And Lofty in the baby peg pose.

So in using four poses they could release a lot of baby ponies. Arguably that could also include Buttons, Hopscotch, Honeycomb and CJ as well...though it's harder to make a set of 3 of those as there will always be one pony left out. :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on June 16, 2018, 02:38:04 PM
I hope they bring back the TaF adults AND babies.

*Clamoring sounds are heard*

Boss! The collectors are here!

What do they want?

Every G1 pony ever made!

Well, I'm sure there's not that ma-

*sees 1,000 or so ponies*

 :shocked: By jove! We've created a monster!

Haha, so true!  But you forgot one thing.  All the ponies that *weren't* made.  We want those, too!

Darn straight we do!  :lol:


Attention all personnel, abandon building, I repeat, abandon building! Everyone for themselves, bosses,managers and executives first! The collectors are coming .

:lmao:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on June 17, 2018, 06:08:45 AM
Wanted to put together an image of the following set as well and I definitely prefer seeing the standard baby molds over the BBE versions...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 17, 2018, 11:03:41 AM
Baby Honeycomb, Baby Hopscotch and someone else to make a final set..??

The original German set had a different pose Baby Lemon Drop but she is already covered.

There's baby Cuddles, Baby Half Note, Baby Tiddly Winks but all of them are playset related...

Any suggestions for a third member for that set? I can't think of anyone else...

Maybe Baby Frosting...? If we're working through all the BBE babies?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Lilja on June 17, 2018, 03:03:16 PM
Should be Baby Truly, based on the prototype. ;) http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/a/ac/Prototype-bbe-ponies.jpg

Also, love that edit of Baby Sundance! That's exactly how I imagined her in my mind as a child, long before I saw the actual BBE one.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 17, 2018, 03:05:20 PM
Should be Baby Truly, based on the prototype. ;) http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/a/ac/Prototype-bbe-ponies.jpg

Also, love that edit of Baby Sundance! That's exactly how I imagined her in my mind as a child, long before I saw the actual BBE one.

Yeah...I thought about that, but we were sticking to existing ones...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 17, 2018, 05:14:08 PM
I think Baby Frosting should only be released with her set (the party pack).  Splitting her up from her party friends just seems too lonely.  She's also one of the few babies I wouldn't want to see without BBE.  I don't like BBE, but the point of the party pack (one of each Year 4 gimmick) was pretty cool.  Without BBEs she doesn't fit in with the rest because she doesn't have a gimmick.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on June 17, 2018, 05:16:36 PM
If we get the babies I hope they do the Nursery too. Imho it's more iconic than even the Parlor or Stable.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SunnyDazeAhead on June 17, 2018, 06:11:36 PM
Haven't been on the Arena in a very long time and had no idea that G1 babies are even being released as a collector set! :whoa: Can't wait to see those in person!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 17, 2018, 06:14:42 PM
Haven't been on the Arena in a very long time and had no idea that G1 babies are even being released as a collector set! :whoa: Can't wait to see those in person!

They aren't. People are going to request that TBD/BF make them. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on June 17, 2018, 06:33:42 PM
Gizmo, those mock-up baby pony sets are so cute! I would love it if Bridge Direct were to make them & distribute them!  :lovey: :lovey: :lovey:

Re: hypothetical set of babies Honeycomb & Hopscotch - would the logical third baby be Snowflake?  :think:

C'mon with the UK releases already... *taps foot impatiently*

So, if they do release Peachy and her Parlour later this year, I will have the excuse to buy it for my kid for Christmas  ;) Peachy Parlour under the tree!  :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 17, 2018, 07:15:16 PM
I was worried someone might think these mockups are a real product... :(  maybe a LARGE watermark on them might help that?

I'd hate for the images to get stolen on the broader internet and end up fooling unsuspecting buyers in a scam....
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on June 17, 2018, 07:54:56 PM
yeah, the mock-ups are great but I think it'd be best to put a huge "this is just a fan mock-up" watermark all over it. There's a lot of unscrupulous people out there, unfortunately.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on June 17, 2018, 09:24:23 PM
Oh sorry that caused an issue, I deleted the images and hopefully the admins can remove them from the quoted replies?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 18, 2018, 10:55:19 AM

Re: hypothetical set of babies Honeycomb & Hopscotch - would the logical third baby be Snowflake?  :think:

I would say Gypsy, so there'd be a set of unicorn, pegasus, earth. But again, we're talking about rereleasing real babies rather than inventing new ones. It's hard to see that they'd be convinced by nostalgia for a pony that never existed, at least at this point in proceedings.

I think we will be able to tell whether any UK stuff is likely depending on what happens with the parlour.

If the Parlour comes to the UK and is called Pretty Parlour, we can forget anything UK coming from this project because the UK name for the parlour is Grooming Parlour - and if they can't do that, they won't be doing whole sets of UK release items.

So yeah. Pessimistic as it may seem, that's my take on it. All the Princess Sparkle rubbish on merchandise in Primark (and the Dollymix) makes me equally pessimistic that anything UK or European is going to be included in this line.

Though that is also technically good for the UK because it means we have a chance at ponies we never had here.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 18, 2018, 05:38:51 PM
Oh sorry that caused an issue, I deleted the images and hopefully the admins can remove them from the quoted replies?

Aw, that is too bad you deleted them- I think the mock- ups are really really adorable.

I also think the risk of someone getting defrauded by your pictures is not likely-  certainly not more likely than the defrauders using any other photo they could find on the internet. Speculation about someone potentially trying to misuse the photo- seems rather well, speculative.

I say put them back ;)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 18, 2018, 08:53:45 PM
If Gizmo watermarked them then it would be safe to put them up? Or marked "fan made image" or something?

I think people could accidentally google and find them or mistake them for real in innocence but I think they look so pretty that they should be shared...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 18, 2018, 09:57:00 PM
If Gizmo watermarked them then it would be safe to put them up? Or marked "fan made image" or something?

I think people could accidentally google and find them or mistake them for real in innocence but I think they look so pretty that they should be shared...

I think anyone who googles pony images, and sees something that looks like an obvious (although well done) photoshop image.... is probably very foolish if they want to jump to conclusions...

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on June 19, 2018, 01:40:23 AM
Those babies would be awesome to be made! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 19, 2018, 02:21:18 AM
Those babies would be awesome to be made! :)

Or super excited. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2018, 05:12:14 AM
If Gizmo watermarked them then it would be safe to put them up? Or marked "fan made image" or something?

I think people could accidentally google and find them or mistake them for real in innocence but I think they look so pretty that they should be shared...

I think anyone who googles pony images, and sees something that looks like an obvious (although well done) photoshop image.... is probably very foolish if they want to jump to conclusions...



Yeah, but let's not forget that currently Amazon UK is advertising the rainbow pony retros with a badly photoshopped image of old Starshine in a CP box...

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on June 19, 2018, 06:43:23 AM

Re: hypothetical set of babies Honeycomb & Hopscotch - would the logical third baby be Snowflake?  :think:

I would say Gypsy, so there'd be a set of unicorn, pegasus, earth. But again, we're talking about rereleasing real babies rather than inventing new ones. It's hard to see that they'd be convinced by nostalgia for a pony that never existed, at least at this point in proceedings.

OMG yes, how could I forget her?! A wee Gypsy baby would be sooo cute *sigh*
I would so buy this dream trio!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 19, 2018, 04:12:53 PM

Re: hypothetical set of babies Honeycomb & Hopscotch - would the logical third baby be Snowflake?  :think:

I would say Gypsy, so there'd be a set of unicorn, pegasus, earth. But again, we're talking about rereleasing real babies rather than inventing new ones. It's hard to see that they'd be convinced by nostalgia for a pony that never existed, at least at this point in proceedings.

OMG yes, how could I forget her?! A wee Gypsy baby would be sooo cute *sigh*
I would so buy this dream trio!!

Baby Gypsy? :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2018, 04:17:56 PM
I would actually like Baby Snowflake, as Snowflake was my childhood pony from that set. But Baby Gypsy is such an appealing thought that I'm conflicted ;) Gypsy was sort of a childhood pony too, albeit she came to me second hand. But now I'm thinking of an ember pose baby Snowflake with a glittery symbol...

Sigh.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 19, 2018, 05:09:19 PM
I would actually like Baby Snowflake, as Snowflake was my childhood pony from that set. But Baby Gypsy is such an appealing thought that I'm conflicted ;) Gypsy was sort of a childhood pony too, albeit she came to me second hand. But now I'm thinking of an ember pose baby Snowflake with a glittery symbol...

Sigh.

Don't see why we can't have both?  ^.^
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2018, 05:11:46 PM
I would actually like Baby Snowflake, as Snowflake was my childhood pony from that set. But Baby Gypsy is such an appealing thought that I'm conflicted ;) Gypsy was sort of a childhood pony too, albeit she came to me second hand. But now I'm thinking of an ember pose baby Snowflake with a glittery symbol...

Sigh.

Don't see why we can't have both?  ^.^

Let's add Baby Medley and Baby Sparkler while we're at it...?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on June 19, 2018, 05:18:14 PM
Lol. And we're right back to every pony ever made and ever wasn't made! Ha!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 19, 2018, 05:40:07 PM
What do we think is the actual next set (assuming there is one)? The earth ponies from year 2? Year 3 pegasi+unicorns?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 19, 2018, 05:41:58 PM
What do we think is the actual next set (assuming there is one)? The earth ponies from year 2? Year 3 pegasi+unicorns?

They've been mentioning Big Brothers and there was a campaign asking them for the Celestial Swirl Ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 19, 2018, 06:13:01 PM
I would guess the Year 2 earth ponies (Applejack, Bow-Tie, Bubbles, Seashell), although I guess that would break the pattern of them releasing sets of 6.  (Originally Cotton Candy and Blossom were part of Year 2, but they already released them, soooo . . .)

That would make the most sense to me since those ponies were crazy popular / well known.   Applejack and Bow-Tie are the most iconic earth ponies in G1 IMO.

Edit:  Maybe they could release Lemon Drop and Sundance with the set?  Since they are also earth ponies and that would boost it to a set of six.  Although technically Sundance was first sold in Year 3.

Double edit:  In case anyone missed it, they've already shown prototypes of the Year 2 unicorns and pegasi (Firefly, Moondancer, etc).  So if we're talking about what set will chronologically follow the Rainbow ponies, I'd say that set.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 19, 2018, 07:23:01 PM
I agree with LadyMoondancer that the Year 2 unicorns and pegasus ponies will probably follow the 1st set of Rainbow ponies since we saw them at Toy Fair. 

I think good possibilities for the next set after them would be the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies or the first set of baby ponies. I think the next set of Earth ponies is good idea too but don't see them re-releasing Cotton Candy and Blossom.


I'd love to see more playsets and sea ponies. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on June 19, 2018, 10:12:49 PM
oh I definitely second putting the mock-up images back up, they were really cute!! I didn't suggest taking them down, I just thought it'd be wise to watermark them, since you never know.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 19, 2018, 10:51:54 PM
Yeah, I think a disclaimer on the picture like "mock-ups, not from The Bridge Direct" would be enough to squash rumors.  I can't seriously see anyone trying to scam someone else with them.  The widespread use of Paypal has pretty much wiped out scamming in the MLP community.  (I mean, we might get people disagreeing about conditions now and again, but not "ha ha, I took your money and didn't send you anything" scamming.)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2018, 12:37:17 PM
Lol. And we're right back to every pony ever made and ever wasn't made! Ha!

Yes!

I think the discussion was assuming after the Medley set since we know about them being projected and hopefully sales will be good enough to make them a reality for everyone...

I actually want to see the y3 pegs and unicorns and y3 rainbow ponies. Because they fill the gap left in my soul as a child xD. More than the baby ponies, really, because the baby pony I most wanted as a child...doesn't actually exist (Baby Shady).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 20, 2018, 01:29:02 PM
To be honest it barely matters what they make next because I will buy it regardless of what it is, ha ha.  Even if they're BBEs.

It's too late for me.  I've been consumed by Pony.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 20, 2018, 01:46:14 PM
To be honest it barely matters what they make next because I will buy it regardless of what it is, ha ha.  Even if they're BBEs.

It's too late for me.  I've been consumed by Pony.

Darn that Munchy!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: ladygodiva on June 21, 2018, 10:48:41 AM
It is hard to know if they are aware of anything non US so it doesn't hurt to nudge them.

I agree, if it's true that Hasbro UK suggested the Rainbows to come out first in Europe then I hope the UK and European releases will not be completely overlooked.

I made another mock up with the UK babies and rearranged the colors as Sunset suggested:

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:frolic: I need Baby Lemondrop and Baby Bowtie In My LIFE!!!! I wonder if we could get them to make babies Hopscotch, Ribbon and Honeycomb?

Very good work, but I would almost prefer to have the "baby play and care set" or have the possibility to buy them individually.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Aflame on June 21, 2018, 11:22:43 AM
those babies look so cute ! would love if they made them to :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Raindrop on June 21, 2018, 11:52:44 PM
I am worried.  The Amazon preorder links for the Parlor and Rainbow combo pack no longer work.  I had added them to my wish list and can no longer access them from there, either.  Does that mean they will not be available?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2018, 12:35:56 AM
I am worried.  The Amazon preorder links for the Parlor and Rainbow combo pack no longer work.  I had added them to my wish list and can no longer access them from there, either.  Does that mean they will not be available?

The single pony page links posted on the first page don't work either for the US amazon and I can no longer see Cotton Candy/Collector ponies or photoshop-Starshine on Amazon UK either. But the Rainbows are all listed on Amazon UK at the higher prices as in stock :/ So I don't know what's going on - those are apparently being dispatched by Amazon but the price is more than the projected £12.99.

Someone needs to poke TBD...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on June 23, 2018, 01:36:32 PM
I've got them on preorder and they've changed the release dates to the 14th and 15th August. They haven't cancelled the order however.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 23, 2018, 01:43:54 PM
I've got them on preorder and they've changed the release dates to the 14th and 15th August. They haven't cancelled the order however.

Have they? Hrm. Interesting. Are there new page links? I can't find them on the old ones...
I had a voucher so bought Parasol from the other links since you know, voucher = free pony - but I couldn't find the preorder ones. Checking my browsing history (on the UK site at least) they both come up as page not found, not with a changed preorder date.

The constant delaying of the release is irritating.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 23, 2018, 03:17:04 PM
I just don't understand why the manufacturer's website said they would be sold at Chapters Indigo in Canada, but they aren't available there.  Meanwhile EB Games already has them?   
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 25, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
I am worried.  The Amazon preorder links for the Parlor and Rainbow combo pack no longer work.  I had added them to my wish list and can no longer access them from there, either.  Does that mean they will not be available?

The single pony page links posted on the first page don't work either for the US amazon and I can no longer see Cotton Candy/Collector ponies or photoshop-Starshine on Amazon UK either. But the Rainbows are all listed on Amazon UK at the higher prices as in stock :/ So I don't know what's going on - those are apparently being dispatched by Amazon but the price is more than the projected £12.99.

Someone needs to poke TBD...

Oh wow you are right-

I double checked my pre-orders, and they haven't been cancelled. The release date on Peachy is September 30, 2018, and release date for 5-pack of Rainbow ponies August 1st. (not sure if it changed or not)

Maybe they just sold out of the allotment of pre-orders that were available, or maybe they decided to change the price... or maybe they are not allowed to presale so far in advance... or maybe people were mad about the amazon.com price being much cheaper than the amazon.uk prices...?

I did a search and I can no longer find any listing for any of them! (at least not on amazon.com) 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 25, 2018, 06:46:51 PM
It would be nice if they were morally outraged about the overpricing in Europe vs the US but I think not. I emailed Amazon UK and they actually checked it out for me and said the products were not currently on the site (but it didn't mean they wouldn't be). I dunno what is going on but my suspicion would be another delay...of some kind...and a complete lack (again) of communication.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on June 25, 2018, 07:00:10 PM
It's weird the links for the orders have gone but they're still listed in my preorders and Amazon sent me a standard email apologising for the delay.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on June 25, 2018, 07:09:38 PM
It would be nice if they were morally outraged about the overpricing in Europe vs the US but I think not. I emailed Amazon UK and they actually checked it out for me and said the products were not currently on the site (but it didn't mean they wouldn't be). I dunno what is going on but my suspicion would be another delay...of some kind...and a complete lack (again) of communication.
I wonder if that's because the US doesn't have customs for toys.  That may make it cheaper to send to the US than other places that do have customs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 25, 2018, 07:14:46 PM
It would be nice if they were morally outraged about the overpricing in Europe vs the US but I think not. I emailed Amazon UK and they actually checked it out for me and said the products were not currently on the site (but it didn't mean they wouldn't be). I dunno what is going on but my suspicion would be another delay...of some kind...and a complete lack (again) of communication.
I wonder if that's because the US doesn't have customs for toys.  That may make it cheaper to send to the US than other places that do have customs.

Yes, probably. And maybe it's impacted by the tariffs. Although what doesn't make sense is that ours were listed at £9.99 and £12.99 whereas the US ones were all the same. You'd think they ought to be the same. But they vanished right around the time all the EU/US tariff stuff began so I wondered if that was a reason behind a delay...

In any case, I sent a msg to TBD but they don't like to reply to me. Someone else try? I asked about both the US and the UK releases and it would help if someone did likewise. Someone they actually reply to...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on June 25, 2018, 08:01:01 PM
It would be nice if they were morally outraged about the overpricing in Europe vs the US but I think not. I emailed Amazon UK and they actually checked it out for me and said the products were not currently on the site (but it didn't mean they wouldn't be). I dunno what is going on but my suspicion would be another delay...of some kind...and a complete lack (again) of communication.
I wonder if that's because the US doesn't have customs for toys.  That may make it cheaper to send to the US than other places that do have customs.


Yes, probably. And maybe it's impacted by the tariffs. Although what doesn't make sense is that ours were listed at £9.99 and £12.99 whereas the US ones were all the same. You'd think they ought to be the same. But they vanished right around the time all the EU/US tariff stuff began so I wondered if that was a reason behind a delay...

In any case, I sent a msg to TBD but they don't like to reply to me. Someone else try? I asked about both the US and the UK releases and it would help if someone did likewise. Someone they actually reply to...

That's a good point about the tariffs.  It seems the toy industry is concerned and the new ponies are made in China. So maybe the delay is related.  https://www.toyassociation.org/PressRoom2/News/2018-news/presidents-letter-china-tariffs-and-toys-r-us.aspx
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 25, 2018, 08:04:16 PM
Wow. Then that seems likely. Although what seems most likely is the preorders have been pulled from the site not necessarily because they won't happen but the prices may have to be higher...and thus they don't want a lot of people preordering at the lower price they then need to honour. That would explain why the people who have preorders haven't had theirs cancelled, but why nobody else can put an order in and also why the dates have moved. I guess?

I really hope the preorders are honoured for those who have them.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyPinwheel on June 25, 2018, 08:40:48 PM
It is hard to know if they are aware of anything non US so it doesn't hurt to nudge them.

I agree, if it's true that Hasbro UK suggested the Rainbows to come out first in Europe then I hope the UK and European releases will not be completely overlooked.

I made another mock up with the UK babies and rearranged the colors as Sunset suggested:

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:frolic: I need Baby Lemondrop and Baby Bowtie In My LIFE!!!! I wonder if we could get them to make babies Hopscotch, Ribbon and Honeycomb?

I almost fainted when I saw these!! OMG! Did you guys shared this with Basic Fun? It would be so awesome to have baby ponies too!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 25, 2018, 08:57:28 PM
Wow. Then that seems likely. Although what seems most likely is the preorders have been pulled from the site not necessarily because they won't happen but the prices may have to be higher...and thus they don't want a lot of people preordering at the lower price they then need to honour. That would explain why the people who have preorders haven't had theirs cancelled, but why nobody else can put an order in and also why the dates have moved. I guess?

I really hope the preorders are honoured for those who have them.



ME TOO!    :(  That is a very depressing thought. 

I poked at Bridge Direct/Basic Fun again this afternoon... hopefully  I get some kind of real answer and not canned customer-service garbage...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 25, 2018, 10:58:12 PM
Yes my guess is that maybe the hold is due to the trade war started by the Orange president.

It could be that many many things will become more expensive...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on June 26, 2018, 08:38:02 AM
Yes my guess is that maybe the hold is due to the trade war started by the Orange president.

It could be that many many things will become more expensive...

I don’t think the tariffs have actually come into effect yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2018, 09:10:27 AM
Yes my guess is that maybe the hold is due to the trade war started by the Orange president.

It could be that many many things will become more expensive...

I don’t think the tariffs have actually come into effect yet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44567636

They have so far as we are concerned. And according to this the US ones did on June 1st.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 26, 2018, 03:10:44 PM
Yes my guess is that maybe the hold is due to the trade war started by the Orange president.

It could be that many many things will become more expensive...

I don’t think the tariffs have actually come into effect yet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44567636

They have so far as we are concerned. And according to this the US ones did on June 1st.

Yes there is definitely already an impact-  my aunt's company uses a couple of Chinese factories for their production- and one of them has closed up in anticipation of further difficulties ...

and of course Harley Davidson is moving to Europe, at least in part- since it knows it's European customers don't want to pay an extra $3000 for a motorcycle.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on June 26, 2018, 04:07:16 PM
I dunno- I am not a politician and a businesswoman with marketing experience, but my take on the trickle-down will forever be debated and re-debated, and inflated to super-salty proportions because reasons.

In reality, I don't care. At the end of the day I just want my ponies and celebrate being a perpetual preteen where none of that crap matters.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2018, 04:54:22 PM
I dunno- I am not a politician and a businesswoman with marketing experience, but my take on the trickle-down will forever be debated and re-debated, and inflated to super-salty proportions because reasons.

In reality, I don't care. At the end of the day I just want my ponies and celebrate being a perpetual preteen where none of that crap matters.

I care if it means we miss out on more of these a: being produced and b: being sold in all countries because some people are still in political kindergarten and are throwing rattles and rusks at each other instead of talking about it like grown ups. (by which I mean politicians, obviously, not ponypeople.)

At the end of the day, only withdrawal of pony rights is able to make me truly angry in this political mess of a world in which we live...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on June 26, 2018, 05:28:36 PM
My guess is just everything being up in the air is enough to make manufacturers and companies back away from projects like these.  Lets hope it's only temporary.  But my guesses as to why its a problem:

They don't know what they need to charge in order to make a profit. 
They don't know if their supplier is going to or has closed up shop because of tariffs on raw materials. 
They don't know if they can keep prices low enough to keep consumers interested and so on. 

I'm assuming that making cheap plastic collectable toys is only profitable if they stay cheap. 

https://www.ft.com/content/e10042a4-4260-11e8-97ce-ea0c2bf34a0b
https://www.fatherly.com/news/american-toy-industry-freaking-trump-china-tariffs/


In the end, I want my PONIES!!!  I love the ones I've found so far.  I hope they can make them and more available around the world.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 26, 2018, 05:29:37 PM
Well, I care. I care a lot.  But I won't turn this into a political essay. :blush:

I am glad I was able to order the ponies- I wish I had ordered the singles now- I had been on the fence but don't want to pay $20 each for them.


Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2018, 06:26:15 PM
Bad enough that orange turd wants to mess up all the important stuff. He's even found a way to mess up toys.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on June 26, 2018, 06:37:41 PM
I am of the opinion that it's a worthwhile trade-off to pass on reprinted ponies if it means I can get better employment with companies that aren't going to leave home base, be paid what I'm worth due to healthy competition between businesses and be part of a more productive national economy. I've taken quite a few hits on the employee level because of businesses leaving the US, and in return they pay beans for outsourced labor. This has affected my income both ways, ponies and day-to-day life.

In the end it means that I will have a better chance at collecting in general by having a job that won't leave me for cheaper labor elsewhere...

 :sad:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 26, 2018, 08:13:17 PM
The lucrative factory jobs of the 50s are never coming back.  Those jobs were automated out of existence.  Robots do them now.  Curse you, Megatron.

The US tariffs will cause other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs.  It's going to be a mess.

That's my only comment on the issue.  Back to ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2018, 08:15:55 PM
The lucrative factory jobs of the 50s are never coming back.  Those jobs were automated out of existence.  Robots do them now.  Curse you, Megatron.

The US tariffs will cause other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs.  It's going to be a mess.

That's my only comment on the issue.  Back to ponies.

The Megatron comment made me laugh. XD

Trump is a stupid jerk who shouldn't even be in charge of teaching kindergarteners  their ABCs, let alone a country. But we all knew that. :pout:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2018, 08:29:18 PM
I'm not in a position to comment on the US, and I won't.

All I'll say is that as a Briton, having lived through 2 years of Brexit uncertainty...

Companies will always move out to somewhere where they can operate more cheaply, or they will go bust under the pressure of costs they can't meet. In the UK we've seen some big store chains go, costing thousands of jobs already, and Brexit hasn't happened yet.

Many companies have threatened to leave the UK - some already have, some are waiting to see if we negotiate a trade deal with the EU which maintains some parity with the current no-tariff agreement.

We've also probably lost potential investments from outside which would provide jobs in places that have been heavily hit by outsourcing and mechanisation, including defence contracts and the like. Big investors such as Japanese and Korean companies have already expressed doubts about committing to contracts that would provide a lot of people with jobs and keep manufacturing plants open.

Businesses are not altruistic. They don't care about anything but making the best profit margin, and they're going to do that wherever it's cheapest to do it.

And, having put up with two years of frankly garbage related to the mess of our economy, our politics and whatever else...I deserve retro ponies. We all do O.o.

...Also, someone needs to keep the rogue transformers under control ;)

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on June 26, 2018, 08:36:38 PM
I don't want to dash anyone's hopes but, I'm sure wrecking havoc on the toy industry would cost more US jobs than it would create.   

Blaming Megatron sounds just about right.

Retro ponies for all!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2018, 08:41:36 PM
I don't want to dash anyone's hopes but, I'm sure wrecking havoc on the toy industry would cost more US jobs than it would create.   

Blaming Megatron sounds just about right.

Retro ponies for all!

Yeah he doesn't realize that. Or worse he doesn't care. Wants to tear down sustainable energy jobs and get rid of other businesses.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2018, 08:54:42 PM
I don't want to dash anyone's hopes but, I'm sure wrecking havoc on the toy industry would cost more US jobs than it would create.   

Blaming Megatron sounds just about right.

Retro ponies for all!

Yeah he doesn't realize that. Or worse he doesn't care. Wants to tear down sustainable energy jobs and get rid of other businesses.



WHERE IS OPTIMUS PRIME?

(Watching the World Cup?)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2018, 09:01:30 PM
I don't want to dash anyone's hopes but, I'm sure wrecking havoc on the toy industry would cost more US jobs than it would create.   

Blaming Megatron sounds just about right.

Retro ponies for all!

Yeah he doesn't realize that. Or worse he doesn't care. Wants to tear down sustainable energy jobs and get rid of other businesses.



WHERE IS OPTIMUS PRIME?

(Watching the World Cup?)

Back on Cybertron maybe.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on June 26, 2018, 09:35:32 PM
The lucrative factory jobs of the 50s are never coming back.  Those jobs were automated out of existence.  Robots do them now.  Curse you, Megatron.

The US tariffs will cause other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs.  It's going to be a mess.

That's my only comment on the issue.  Back to ponies.

It's already a mess and getting worse by the minute...

What never ceases to amaze me though is that there are still people who actually believe his BS claims or somehow still think he is going to help them out despite his very very very very very poor record on truth telling... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/01/president-trump-has-made-3001-false-or-misleading-claims-so-far/?utm_term=.3569dfd5eb37

Damn Megatron.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2018, 09:41:35 PM
The lucrative factory jobs of the 50s are never coming back.  Those jobs were automated out of existence.  Robots do them now.  Curse you, Megatron.

The US tariffs will cause other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs.  It's going to be a mess.

That's my only comment on the issue.  Back to ponies.

It's already a mess and getting worse by the minute...

What never ceases to amaze me though is that there are still people who actually believe his BS claims or somehow still think he is going to help them out despite his very very very very very poor record on truth telling... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/01/president-trump-has-made-3001-false-or-misleading-claims-so-far/?utm_term=.3569dfd5eb37

Damn Megatron.

You can't separate fools from their folly.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2018, 09:44:53 PM
The lucrative factory jobs of the 50s are never coming back.  Those jobs were automated out of existence.  Robots do them now.  Curse you, Megatron.

The US tariffs will cause other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs.  It's going to be a mess.

That's my only comment on the issue.  Back to ponies.

It's already a mess and getting worse by the minute...

What never ceases to amaze me though is that there are still people who actually believe his BS claims or somehow still think he is going to help them out despite his very very very very very poor record on truth telling... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/01/president-trump-has-made-3001-false-or-misleading-claims-so-far/?utm_term=.3569dfd5eb37

Damn Megatron.

You can't separate fools from their folly.

You can try.
Where are the chainsaws..?

..Ahem. Going back on topic, I'm now debating whether to use my other amazon voucher to get Windy while she's available, albeit more expensive, or...to wait and see. I would like to get two, really, one for MIB and one loose, but...hrm. First pony :/ Conflicted. And I genuinely have no pony money at the moment while I'm trying to figure out if I can even rent in London next year...so...>< decisions.

Darn tariffs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 26, 2018, 09:46:38 PM
Let me know when you attempt it. I'll watch. Stupid tariffs.

I need to get on the move and grab Sunlight and two Starshines, I know collectors will be scrambling for the for the chance to own a minty white one.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 27, 2018, 01:58:18 PM
*siiiigh*  I have now sent them over 5 emails over the last few days, to receive absolutely NO answer.  I am NOT pleased. 

Do they have social media?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2018, 02:12:48 PM
Facebook...and Twitter I think. I tried them on Facebook but no reply. LadyPinwheel was good at getting then to respond that way but I don't know how...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Syreada on June 27, 2018, 09:58:43 PM
The original 6 just got to my part of Canada in June 2018, as in sold in stores for $19.99 . I can see the rainbows being released on amazon. Those baby mock ups are really cool!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: gullideth on June 27, 2018, 11:47:38 PM
The lucrative factory jobs of the 50s are never coming back.  Those jobs were automated out of existence.  Robots do them now.  Curse you, Megatron.

The US tariffs will cause other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs.  It's going to be a mess.

That's my only comment on the issue.  Back to ponies.

That is why I went back to school.  I was a great factory worker... but now I will be a great PA! 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2018, 05:03:33 PM
Oooooh-  the dates changed on my Peachy set and 5 rainbow pony set-

Now Rainbow set is arriving (allegedly) August 3rd, and Peachy set Oct 3 (wow October!!!)

Also-  there is a button for "Buy it again"  even though the link to the original listing is missing- Amazon will let me duplicate this order or so it appears ??
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 03, 2018, 05:12:59 AM
Buy again, resell at cost if the price goes up or at cost for when they get released in stores. Obviously.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 04, 2018, 03:04:37 PM
Do you think the Unicorns and Pegasus will come in packs like the collectors and rainbows?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on July 05, 2018, 01:49:46 PM
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I received the retro pack (original 6) from Amazon today and they are stunning, all arrived in perfect condition.

Pictures really doesn't do them justice! I'm loving everything about both sets and the only one I'm not too happy about would be Moonstone (not a fan of the dull teal body).

It's been said that the hair texture is different but it seems to be just the styling gel, once combed the hair is no different than what we're accustomed to. The scent on the rainbows is strong out of the box and almost fills a room when new but Starshine's scent has become hardly noticeable now that she's been out for a week except when held closely.

I also like that they can be returned into the boxes easily so their packaging is worth keeping, the way they stack and display inside is very convenient.

Surprised to see Amazon still have not restocked them despite selling out so fast, this is the link I got the original 6 from:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSOQ092

The Rainbow set (Amazon France):
https://www.amazon.fr/Asmokids-KKMLPSUN-Petit-Poney-Sunlight/dp/B07BVGM8QP/
https://www.amazon.fr/Asmokids-KKMLPSTAR-Petit-Poney-Starshine/dp/B07BVF2J2V/
https://www.amazon.fr/Asmokids-KKMLPPAR-Petit-Poney-Parasol/dp/B07BVF2HJL/
https://www.amazon.fr/Asmokids-Poney-Poneywindy-Figurine-Kkmlpwin/dp/B07BVF7G1K/
https://www.amazon.fr/Asmokids-KKMLPMOO-Petit-Poney-Moonstone/dp/B07BVF2HJM/
https://www.amazon.fr/Asmokids-KKMLPSKY-Petit-Poney-Skydancer/dp/B07BVF2HJK/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 05, 2018, 02:32:14 PM
I can't find the Rainbow pony listing.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on July 05, 2018, 03:06:24 PM
The Rainbows arrived from Amazon France a while back which I posted about in the older thread but the original collector set arrived today from Amazon US.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 05, 2018, 05:05:13 PM
I can't find the Rainbow pony listing.

The Rainbow Pony listings (which were pre-orders) from amazon.com disappeared-  hopefully they will be back once the ponies are in stock.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 05, 2018, 05:07:16 PM
So, those who have the rainbows, who smells good?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 05, 2018, 05:39:02 PM
I can't find the Rainbow pony listing.

The Rainbow Pony listings (which were pre-orders) from amazon.com disappeared-  hopefully they will be back once the ponies are in stock.

Phooey. Thanks Galactica.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 05, 2018, 07:05:43 PM
Interestingly the preorder for Cotton Candy has reappeared on the UK Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35232-Cotton-Candy/dp/B07B6SK669/
The date of release is much later but it's back.
I also see links for Snuzzle, Minty and Blossom, all also with the preorder £9.99 price.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35238-Snuzzle-Retro/dp/B07B6RMSRH
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35233-Blossom-Retro/dp/B07B6RCFBK
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35237-Minty-Retro/dp/B079T8RYR9

No Butterscotch or Bluebelle as far as I can see. I hope they will appear soon.

The Rainbows are there but only from Asmokids (so coming from France). We are thus able to get them from Amazon with prime but the price is way up on the preorder £12.99 (it's now £17.53ish each, which is a lot more and I'm very annoyed about it). I am waiting to see whether the preorders reappear for the UK specific or if we're just now going to be ripped off for £5ish more each pony. I want to see them in stores too. The asmokids listings have been there since April but they recently went up in price. I am unsure if it is because of tariff wars or if it is something else.

My sister and I bought Parasol and Sunlight using amazon vouchers. Parasol smells of strawberry yogurt and playdoh in my opinion. Sunlight...is meant to smell like apple but I'm not sure what she smells of. I would agree with Gizmo about the smell being quite strong when removed from the box.

Both Parasol and Sunlight had very mobile heads. Not all of the collector ponies we have (all from various US peoples) have moving heads though.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 05, 2018, 08:03:46 PM
I heard speculation that the rainbows may be listed for a higher price later. Is there any evidence to support that?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on July 06, 2018, 08:42:01 PM
Feeling kind of uneasy about this, as I preordered quite some time ago (June 14th) and while it still says it's scheduled to get here August 3rd

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I saw a flash of "release date August 15th" somewhere, and the link to the item brings up a 404. 

I've had quite a few sellers on Amazon recently pull the "whoops we're cancelling your order because we mis-priced it" garbage on me lately, only to see it pop back up at 4x the price (and for really dumb crap too.  Like full page magnifiers).

However, the flat foot pack is back up at a far more reasonable price again: https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pack-Cotton-Blossom/dp/B00GSOQ092/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_4
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 08, 2018, 03:18:49 PM
I heard speculation that the rainbows may be listed for a higher price later. Is there any evidence to support that?

I am pretty sure they will be $9.99 in the US.  What I heard from a Target employee who also collects MLP is that the Rainbow ponies have the same Target code on them as the Collector ponies.  If that's true, then they will definitely be the same price as the Collector ponies; Target's scanners will not see a difference between the two sets.

Edit:  However prices on Amazon.com will depend on who is listing the ponies.  If Basic Fun themself lists them, then Basic Fun can control the price.  But third-party sellers can also list items on Amazon, which is how you get people offering G3 plush singing Minty for $80 or whatever . . . It can be like eBay where individuals just list items they have for whatever price they please.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 08, 2018, 03:31:51 PM
I am pretty sure they will be $9.99 in the US.  What I heard from a Target employee who also collects MLP is that the Rainbow ponies have the same Target code on them as the Collector ponies.  If that's true, then they will definitely be the same price as the Collector ponies; Target's scanners will not see a difference between the two sets.
Oh, explains the "MLP ANIMAL" tag, then. Nice and vague!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 08, 2018, 03:37:49 PM
The price rise theory was in relation to the tariffs...in which case the whole line prices may go up to cover the rise in costs. I feel they got removed while all this is being hashed out. It may be nothing changes or it may be all prices go up. Nobody knows yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Maddie on July 08, 2018, 03:39:15 PM
I’ll have to get these when they are released. I’ve been avoiding letting myself just jump at the idea of collecting again, but I would like these new releases. The Parlor was my first pony item that my cousins gave to me.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 08, 2018, 06:33:26 PM
STILL no answer from Bridge Direct/Basic Fun or Chapters themselves.  I am FAR beyond pleased.  :(  I really really really do NOT want to buy them from EB Games!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 08, 2018, 07:12:58 PM
STILL no answer from Bridge Direct/Basic Fun or Chapters themselves.  I am FAR beyond pleased.  :(  I really really really do NOT want to buy them from EB Games!

Well there's always trading and online buying from our trusty pony peeps. Sprinkles luck on squirmy
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on July 08, 2018, 08:04:46 PM
I find it amusing that the day after I asked them "what's going on with my preorder?" (paraphrase) they updated the Amazon UK site.  :P Obviously they didn't reply to me but hey I'll take that coincidence.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 08, 2018, 08:38:03 PM
I find it amusing that the day after I asked them "what's going on with my preorder?" (paraphrase) they updated the Amazon UK site.  :P Obviously they didn't reply to me but hey I'll take that coincidence.

They did say when I asked them about it a while back that they were going to look into it. So...maybe a lot of other people also harassed them and they realised it looked bad because of the preorders.

Still concerned the rainbow ponies at the original price preorder are not back on the site though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on July 09, 2018, 06:34:32 AM
STILL no answer from Bridge Direct/Basic Fun or Chapters themselves.  I am FAR beyond pleased.  :(  I really really really do NOT want to buy them from EB Games!

Can I ask why you're so against buying them from EB games? Personally I'm super happy I can buy them in person at all. The Strawberry Shortcake Dolls are not available in Canada at all so I had to hunt them down in every store I could check during our Disneyland trip (which my family did not like) and the rest I had to get pony peeps to pick up for me and I'm still missing one. I would hate to have to go through all that for the ponies too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 09, 2018, 02:00:21 PM
STILL no answer from Bridge Direct/Basic Fun or Chapters themselves.  I am FAR beyond pleased.  :(  I really really really do NOT want to buy them from EB Games!

Can I ask why you're so against buying them from EB games? Personally I'm super happy I can buy them in person at all. The Strawberry Shortcake Dolls are not available in Canada at all so I had to hunt them down in every store I could check during our Disneyland trip (which my family did not like) and the rest I had to get pony peeps to pick up for me and I'm still missing one. I would hate to have to go through all that for the ponies too.

I want the Plum points for buying them through Chapters :(   I often find myself with gift cards or enough points to buy for "free", whereas... I don't even remember the last time I walked INTO an EG Games...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on July 09, 2018, 02:59:15 PM
And, here we go:

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 09, 2018, 03:00:19 PM
And, here we go:

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 :pout:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Silversnow on July 09, 2018, 03:45:23 PM
Ohh no, too bad :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 09, 2018, 04:15:37 PM
At least they are on shelves there.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on July 09, 2018, 04:53:08 PM
I can't see the picture.  What is it?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on July 09, 2018, 04:58:31 PM
I can't see the picture.  What is it?
Amazon cancelled the order for Rainbow Ponies due to a lack of availability.  :(

I think if you click on it, the image will get larger.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 09, 2018, 04:59:23 PM
Someone beat me to it, so here's more discussion!
I'm a bit worried for when/if the ponies come to Targets...mine seems to be lagging on toys. Is this still the only place in the US where we can buy them, or have more retailers been shown since TrU went under?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 09, 2018, 05:09:37 PM
As mentioned on a previous page of the thread, the impact of the trade tariffs/etc between the US, China (and maybe the EU) are almost certainly the reasoning behind all of this. It wasn't messed up before, but it began to mess up the day that the tariffs were announced and has gradually become more uncertain :/

I don't think it relates to TRU :/

There seem to be plentiful numbers of the ponies in production before all this happened, but the Rainbows...unclear.

I used my other Amazon voucher to get Windy while I know they're on Amazon UK. They're more expensive from the French distributer but with the voucher I felt I shouldn't wait. If they come out in stores and it all settles at the end of the summer, fine - but I don't want to have regrets :(

It was nice while it lasted.

Whether we will ever get any more waves of MLP right now seems really unlikely given this (and I want my Medley :'( )

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on July 09, 2018, 05:12:46 PM
I'm still holding out hope for a brand new Glory.  But given this, I'm trying not to get too excited.  Drat.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 09, 2018, 05:16:23 PM
I'm still holding out hope for a brand new Glory.  But given this, I'm trying not to get too excited.  Drat.

I have been waiting since 1985 for Glory and Medley to come to the UK.
If this set does not happen, I will not be amused.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on July 09, 2018, 11:35:48 PM
I just got an update from Indigo for Canadian people. Indigo said they having trouble getting the ponies in from the supplier in the US. They suspect they will get them to Canada around the end of the month and that they will be avialable to buy next month.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on July 10, 2018, 12:08:39 AM
It's disappointing that too many people since January 2018 are having difficulty buying them. To this day if you search for either set online neither are obtainable in most major markets (unless you count pre-order links and overpriced resellers).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 10, 2018, 12:09:42 AM
 :mad:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 10, 2018, 03:07:30 PM
I just got an update from Indigo for Canadian people. Indigo said they having trouble getting the ponies in from the supplier in the US. They suspect they will get them to Canada around the end of the month and that they will be avialable to buy next month.

UGH that is a vague answer...  off to EB Games I go...  I would rather have them rather than complain more about how I didn't buy the 25th Anniversary ponies...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 10, 2018, 03:43:47 PM
The rainbow set I placed was cancelled yesterday as well (via Amazon US).  Im really sad... feel like I wont be able to locate a set (+1 more is possible) :really: 

But I just checked my Amazon orders and all the single ponies(Starshine, Skydancer, Moonstone, Windy) are still set for arrival Aug 15th and the pony parlor set Oct 8th.  Wonder if I should just try to order a 2nd set of single rainbow ponies...?  Link is broken, but still looks like it's working through the "BUY IT AGAIN" button, items are still listed for pre-order. 

Anyhow I hope these dont get cancelled :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 10, 2018, 04:35:55 PM
I'm so surprised that these are becoming even harder to find. It's 2018! E-commerce is practically a necessity at this point, especially for more niche items like these.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 10, 2018, 04:54:15 PM
And, here we go:

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Yes I got that notice today too  :cloud:

I'm sooooo sad I didn't order the singles- looks like those haven't been cancelled (yet)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on July 10, 2018, 06:59:06 PM
Ugh, this is all so upsetting. I hope we still get the next 2 waves and the parlour. Trying not to get my hopes up too much.

I just got an update from Indigo for Canadian people. Indigo said they having trouble getting the ponies in from the supplier in the US. They suspect they will get them to Canada around the end of the month and that they will be avialable to buy next month.

UGH that is a vague answer...  off to EB Games I go...  I would rather have them rather than complain more about how I didn't buy the 25th Anniversary ponies...

Yeah this was why I jumped on them at EB games. I'd rather have them by any means locally than risk not being able to get them and resorting to ebay.  :huh: Hope there's still some at EB games for you.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 10, 2018, 10:50:33 PM
So- it may just be a matter of time- but although the Rainbow set was cancelled- the Peachy Parlor is still active...

I hope it doesn't get cancelled too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2018, 12:14:35 AM
So it was cancelled completely?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 11, 2018, 01:47:02 AM
So it was cancelled completely?
I don't believe so? At least, I sure hope not. If we could get an answer from basic Fun that would be lovely!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on July 11, 2018, 01:59:03 AM
You know, it may be that Basic Fun is still trying to work this all out themselves.  They probably don't want to give out information that may change later until they are certain that it won't change.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2018, 02:04:17 AM
You know, it may be that Basic Fun is still trying to work this all out themselves.  They probably don't want to give out information that may change later until they are certain that it won't change.

Good point.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2018, 07:49:34 AM
You know, it may be that Basic Fun is still trying to work this all out themselves.  They probably don't want to give out information that may change later until they are certain that it won't change.

That doesn't excuse ignoring the customer enquiries. It is perfectly possible to send a message acknowledging the communication and saying that they are waiting further information, rather than radio silence which is frankly just rude.

Also, most of the information they have given out thus far has been subject to change as the process went on, from release dates to planned availability etc. Why should that change now?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 11, 2018, 04:26:43 PM
You know, it may be that Basic Fun is still trying to work this all out themselves.  They probably don't want to give out information that may change later until they are certain that it won't change.

That doesn't excuse ignoring the customer enquiries. It is perfectly possible to send a message acknowledging the communication and saying that they are waiting further information, rather than radio silence which is frankly just rude.

Also, most of the information they have given out thus far has been subject to change as the process went on, from release dates to planned availability etc. Why should that change now?

Here's what probably happens- the email gets to Person A.  Person A doesn't know the answer and forwards it to Supervisor A, who has 1000 other emails to answer and isn't sure how to answer anyway.

Just a thought. I doubt they are trying to be rude.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 11, 2018, 04:46:19 PM
I agree with Taffeta - this excuse has always peeved me incredibly.  When I worked in non-profit, it was a huge negative thing if you took too long to answer a question - on social media, from donors or from potential donors. This company is a business - interaction with people is how you make money!  *facepalm*

If they are "overwhelmed" or  not sure of the answer, the proper response would be to publicly say, "I have not been provided the information to answer your questions.  I am passing this along to my supervisor and you will hear back from us soon!"  I DESPISE SILENCE.

Anyhow... I am planning a shopping trip out today that should find me near an EB Games.  Wish me luck that resellers haven't got them all yet...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2018, 05:32:55 PM
You know, it may be that Basic Fun is still trying to work this all out themselves.  They probably don't want to give out information that may change later until they are certain that it won't change.

That doesn't excuse ignoring the customer enquiries. It is perfectly possible to send a message acknowledging the communication and saying that they are waiting further information, rather than radio silence which is frankly just rude.

Also, most of the information they have given out thus far has been subject to change as the process went on, from release dates to planned availability etc. Why should that change now?

Here's what probably happens- the email gets to Person A.  Person A doesn't know the answer and forwards it to Supervisor A, who has 1000 other emails to answer and isn't sure how to answer anyway.

Just a thought. I doubt they are trying to be rude.


While I worked at the library, I had to undergo a qualification in customer service provision. One of the key aspects of that was linking client to company by acknowledgement. Silence is bad customer service. Even if you don't know anything, it's good practice to send a message to acknowledge the enquiry and assure the customer that you are doing everything you can to find out the answer or that it might take some time because it is a complex enquiry.

In the event that something has to be forwarded, what you do is send the email on and either copy in the original person or you do that then send a message to the person to advise them that you have received their enquiry, you have passed it on to someone higher up so they can deal with it and they will be in touch with you in due course.

This is especially true in times of complaint, as you want to dilute the customer's ire by indicating to them that you care about their enquiry.

This is pretty basic stuff. It's not that I expect a complete and concise answer tailored to my every whim the moment I submit it, but I do expect basic customer service practice to be observed by a company wanting my money in the future.

On another note, I have experienced the email CS of this company previously. It took six weeks and the email I received (asking about releases in the UK) gave me information about releases in the US and didn't address anything I actually asked. So their customer service when they do reply is also extremely poor. It is better via facebook, but it's also true that they reply to some people with differing information to others, and that also indicates a lack of proper process in place to handle enquiries.

Just  because they are producing ponies doesn't validate them ignoring their customers. It only takes a minute to touch base.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on July 15, 2018, 07:46:19 PM
I'm just curious.  Who all is still seeing the retro My Little Pony in your local Target?  And if you are, where are the located in the store?

I haven't seen any in mine in ages.  I think they only got two sets.  They also moved the shelf they were on.  The new shelf with a lot of the "old" toys has a spot for SSC still but I haven't seen the ponies in quite some time.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 15, 2018, 10:40:00 PM
I'm just curious.  Who all is still seeing the retro My Little Pony in your local Target?  And if you are, where are the located in the store?

I haven't seen any in mine in ages.  I think they only got two sets.  They also moved the shelf they were on.  The new shelf with a lot of the "old" toys has a spot for SSC still but I haven't seen the ponies in quite some time.

I was last at Target maybe two and a half to three weeks ago, and they had them in the same spot they were before with the rest of the retro toys.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 15, 2018, 11:07:42 PM
The Target I go to most still has about 4-6 almost every time I'm there. :) They are still on an endcap with retro Strawberry Shortcake dolls, retro Colorforms etc... They had a few retro ponies yesterday. I remember there were two Butterscotch ponies. The same Target has restocked them at least 3 times. There is another Target in town but I think they only got two sets of the retro ponies. I haven't seen them at the 2nd Target for a long time.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 15, 2018, 11:21:36 PM
I know my Target got several sets (at 2 different points they had triples of some ponies) and they were well stocked when I went last month.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 16, 2018, 05:18:17 PM
Was just at Target yesterday, surprisingly saw a full set of six retro ponies.  I was tempted to buy but I already had a set.  Im saving to buy 2 sets of Rainbows (they are just prettier and scream MLP to me :inlove:).

The ponies are still set at the end cap with the other retro toys, 2nd to last shelf towards the bottom... not noticable at all imo.  I saw the Strawberry Shortcake dolls marked clearance!!!  i was hoping the ponies were too, but they weren't  :huh:.  I definitely would have purchased it if was clearanced!   But then I was thinking, if the SS dolls were clearanced and later the ponies become clearanced as well... may not be a good sign for future pony releases :cry:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 16, 2018, 06:38:45 PM
I've been to a couple of Targets in the last couple of weeks- and they both seemed to be in the middle of some huge re-set-

there were no retro ponies or SSC dolls :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 16, 2018, 07:40:01 PM
Target always has a huge toy clearance every July (according to coupon site I use to follow), it was a big event to stock up on clearance toys for xmas/bday gifts.  It helps get rid of old toys and gets shelves ready for new toys moving towards Christmas. 

But still I wouldnt want to see MLP reissues clearanced, as it maybe a bad sign of not selling well :huh:  They havent been clearanced yet.... but I this feeling they will...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 16, 2018, 09:28:39 PM
The toy clearance must be going on right now, I saw all of the Songbirds on clearance for $8. Yay, clearance! But the collectors pose ponies disappeared very quickly after they were released. I got the first set, saw another set on the shelf, and then nothing. That display has been taken down.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on July 17, 2018, 06:40:25 PM
My store is doing some construction work.  They're moving the Starbucks to the other side of the store... for reasons?  Which means the electronics are being moved to where the toy aisle is so the toys are being moved a few feet away.  The new aisles are so narrow, carts have no chance of passing each other and there is no space to leave them outside the aisle either.  Well, not without creating a blockade.  I did see the collectors ponies, but they are not easy to spot at all.  I don't think they'll sell in that spot unless the customer knows enough to ask.     /whining

I don't think I'll be going back until they're done.    :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 17, 2018, 07:44:15 PM
Just a FYI, the US pony Amazon pre-orders dates have changed:

6 single rainbows - 8/17
pony parlor w/ peachy - 10/3
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 17, 2018, 09:14:51 PM
I'm glad they're still coming out. It woulda cost me the same to get the 5 we want individually anyway.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 18, 2018, 10:00:52 AM
Ordered Moonstone from the German Amazon 2 days ago and just got note she's on her way. Should be here Friday I think.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 18, 2018, 05:36:24 PM
So exciting TornadoTwist  :drunk:  Do you plan on deboxing her?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2018, 05:51:41 PM
My Windy was waiting for me today when I got home. She is very pretty. Very purple O.o. I am now content...(thank you Amazon voucher <3).

I do hope to see the others in stores though sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 18, 2018, 05:55:55 PM
My Windy was waiting for me today when I got home. She is very pretty. Very purple O.o. I am now content...(thank you Amazon voucher <3).

I do hope to see the others in stores though sooner rather than later.

 :green: :hearts: :party:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2018, 05:57:42 PM
My Windy was waiting for me today when I got home. She is very pretty. Very purple O.o. I am now content...(thank you Amazon voucher <3).

I do hope to see the others in stores though sooner rather than later.

 :green: :hearts: :party:

:D

I shall tell her to hurry up and send some of her pretty friends over to the US.

Side-note, I seem to remember (because she was a childhood pony of mine) that the factfile over here said she was the fastest earthbound pony (only outstripped by Whizzer). So I'm sure she can lead the charge ;)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 18, 2018, 05:59:19 PM
My Windy was waiting for me today when I got home. She is very pretty. Very purple O.o. I am now content...(thank you Amazon voucher <3).

I do hope to see the others in stores though sooner rather than later.

 :green: :hearts: :party:

:D

I shall tell her to hurry up and send some of her pretty friends over to the US.

Side-note, I seem to remember (because she was a childhood pony of mine) that the factfile over here said she was the fastest earthbound pony (only outstripped by Whizzer). So I'm sure she can lead the charge ;)

Pictures of your new rainbows pretty please?  :good:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2018, 06:02:15 PM
My Windy was waiting for me today when I got home. She is very pretty. Very purple O.o. I am now content...(thank you Amazon voucher <3).

I do hope to see the others in stores though sooner rather than later.

 :green: :hearts: :party:

:D

I shall tell her to hurry up and send some of her pretty friends over to the US.

Side-note, I seem to remember (because she was a childhood pony of mine) that the factfile over here said she was the fastest earthbound pony (only outstripped by Whizzer). So I'm sure she can lead the charge ;)

Pictures of your new rainbows pretty please?  :good:

I am home so I will try and get pictures of Parasol and Windy tomorrow (and Sunlight if I can find her without demolishing sister's room...)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 18, 2018, 06:06:27 PM
I should still have about  $10 left of my Amazon giftcard. I hope they come back to Amazon. I want to count up exactly enough change and take it to a Coinstar machine to get an appropriately sized Amazon card to get a pony. Probably Moonstone as she's my favorite as well.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 19, 2018, 05:34:31 PM
My Target still has 3 Collector ponies left on an endcap with the other retro toys and Strawberry Shortcake dolls. The SSC dolls are on clearance for &4.98. I tried to scan 2 of the ponies and neither one would scan. Does this mean my Target might be taking them out of their system in anticipation of the Rainbow ponies?

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 19, 2018, 07:04:24 PM
Does this mean my Target might be taking them out of their system in anticipation of the Rainbow ponies?
I believe it was mentioned early on in the thread (or other one) that they kept the tag title deliberately vague so they didn't have to take anything out of the system. That's a bit strange they aren't scanning...maybe it's a store by store thing?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: shabbychicdee on July 20, 2018, 07:32:18 AM
My Target still has 3 Collector ponies left on an endcap with the other retro toys and Strawberry Shortcake dolls. The SSC dolls are on clearance for &4.98. I tried to scan 2 of the ponies and neither one would scan. Does this mean my Target might be taking them out of their system in anticipation of the Rainbow ponies?

Ponyfan
what other retro toys did they have :D ??
wow super cheap for the ssc, so want them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 20, 2018, 02:49:04 PM
The other retro toys I saw were mostly board games with retro packaging, and retro baby toys a few endcaps down.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 20, 2018, 06:19:35 PM
My Target still has 3 Collector ponies left on an endcap with the other retro toys and Strawberry Shortcake dolls. The SSC dolls are on clearance for &4.98. I tried to scan 2 of the ponies and neither one would scan. Does this mean my Target might be taking them out of their system in anticipation of the Rainbow ponies?

Ponyfan

Oh man, already clearanced?  I never did find the Peach SSC- I guess little chance of that now.

I sure hope that the clearance prices mean they are making room not clearing out...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: nightmare muffin on July 20, 2018, 06:24:54 PM
My Target still has 3 Collector ponies left on an endcap with the other retro toys and Strawberry Shortcake dolls. The SSC dolls are on clearance for &4.98. I tried to scan 2 of the ponies and neither one would scan. Does this mean my Target might be taking them out of their system in anticipation of the Rainbow ponies?

Ponyfan

Oh man, already clearanced?  I never did find the Peach SSC- I guess little chance of that now.

I sure hope that the clearance prices mean they are making room not clearing out...
I found only Butterscotch left, on clearance. Though the Target employee scanned her and she still rung pfor $9.99. I didn't get her ):
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 20, 2018, 07:13:49 PM
At my store the other retro toys are Colorforms, Gumby, Fisher Price cassette recorders/tape players, Etch a Sketch etc... 

Galactica, don't give up on finding the Peach Blush SSC doll yet.  So far the SSC dolls I've seen on clearance are Strawberry, Orange, Blueberry and Angel Cake.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TornadoTwist on July 20, 2018, 07:23:29 PM
Aahh Moonstone arrived and she smells so gooooood. XD I keep her MIB though. Also ordered Skydancer on a Dutch website today.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 21, 2018, 08:02:45 PM
I went back to the same Target today and the Collector anniversary ponies are not on clearance. They're still $9.99


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Bebopgroove on July 21, 2018, 08:44:00 PM
I've been out of the loop for some time, what was the ETA of the Firefly, Glory, Moonstone, Sunbeam, etc pony releases that were unvieled some time ago? And the Rainbow set?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 22, 2018, 12:41:53 AM
We're expecting the rainbows on Amazon  in mid-late August, the date was posted a page or two ago.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Maddie on July 22, 2018, 05:57:21 AM
I guess I need to check my Target to get the CP ones. Hopefully they are still hanging around when I get paid before I fall too far behind on them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 22, 2018, 03:27:26 PM
Is Target not getting the Rainbows? Or the Pretty Parlor?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 22, 2018, 08:14:27 PM
Is Target not getting the Rainbows? Or the Pretty Parlor?

We don't know.  Nobody has reported finding them in Target's system yet, but then again, if they haven't been shipped, we won't know when or if they are coming to Target at all.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 22, 2018, 08:18:59 PM
No dates changes via US Amazon as of today.

Rainbow release date is still set for Aug 17th, and Parlor Oct 3rd.

So excited!!! ^.^ *crosses fingers for no more delays*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2018, 04:31:20 AM
Is Target not getting the Rainbows? Or the Pretty Parlor?

We don't know.  Nobody has reported finding them in Target's system yet, but then again, if they haven't been shipped, we won't know when or if they are coming to Target at all.

Lets hope. Finding real G1s in the store was exciting. I'd be thrilled to find real rainbow ponies in a store. Online doesn't have that special thrill.

For in cyberspace, no one can hear you squeal.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 23, 2018, 02:25:56 PM
Haha, LAW.

I can't wait for them to get past the rainbows. The pegasus and unicorn set is the first nostalgic set for me, and I want to see ponies that aren't worth  $3 and super common.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on July 23, 2018, 02:58:35 PM
Haha, LAW.

I can't wait for them to get past the rainbows. The pegasus and unicorn set is the first nostalgic set for me, and I want to see ponies that aren't worth  $3 and super common.

I agree with this!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2018, 04:15:52 PM
Haha, LAW.

I can't wait for them to get past the rainbows. The pegasus and unicorn set is the first nostalgic set for me, and I want to see ponies that aren't worth  $3 and super common.

So do I. Hopefully these sets will sell well enough to pave the way for more sets.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 24, 2018, 02:15:43 PM
Is Target not getting the Rainbows? Or the Pretty Parlor?

We don't know.  Nobody has reported finding them in Target's system yet, but then again, if they haven't been shipped, we won't know when or if they are coming to Target at all.

Lets hope. Finding real G1s in the store was exciting. I'd be thrilled to find real rainbow ponies in a store. Online doesn't have that special thrill.

For in cyberspace, no one can hear you squeal.

That is true! Plus when they are in physical stores they're more likely to attract new pony fans, like little kids who happen to be walking past them or adults who didn't know about them before seeing them on the end cap.

With online stores, people sort of already have to be aware of and looking for the item.

BTW, I just found this video reviewing Basic Fun's lineup from the 2018 Toy Fair, including close ups of the unicorn / pegasus set:

https://youtu.be/Us-_gfB-H3Y?t=38s

(One interesting tidbit is the Basic Fun rep mentions they had classic Strawberry Shortcake and modern Strawberry Shortcake out at the same time "and the retro just did so much better.  It's really the moms driving the sales.")

Edit:  I found some pics of 2018 Toy Fair on Flickr, including close ups of the Pretty Parlor!

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 (https://flic.kr/p/221HpdE)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 13 (https://flic.kr/p/221HpdE) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/221HoKL)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 12 (https://flic.kr/p/221HoKL) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

Interestingly, they appear to have a pile of UK or Euro tags beside the Pretty Parlor, although I think the tag for Peachy herself is new.  (In the US the Pretty Parlor came with tags for the six Collector ponies, Peachy, and I believe Lemon Drop.)

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 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXv43)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 11 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXv43) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/221Hpg5)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 10 (https://flic.kr/p/221Hpg5) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXv79)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 09 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXv79) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/221HoGu)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 20 (https://flic.kr/p/221HoGu) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXuUW)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 19 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXuUW) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/221HoJ3)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 16 (https://flic.kr/p/221HoJ3) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

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 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXv17)Toy Fair 2018 Basic Fun My Little Pony 14 (https://flic.kr/p/GCXv17) by Paul Nicholasi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulnomad/), on Flickr

Three-packs confirmed as being cardboard cutouts!  Maybe this was like a "if any store wants us to do this, we can" thing?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on July 24, 2018, 03:32:21 PM
So pretty! The white Moondancer and Glory are awesome :heart:

Also, don't know if this has been mentioned, but at least Butterscotch is up on Target's website here (https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-butterscotch/-/A-52719098), but shipping isn't available.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 24, 2018, 03:40:41 PM
  :yippee:


Love the pictures!  Oooooo I can't wait for the Pegasus & unicorns :lookround: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 24, 2018, 04:11:41 PM
OMG pristine Moondancer  :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: :lovey: fab pics!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2018, 04:31:47 PM
:frolic:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on July 24, 2018, 05:18:30 PM
I'm noticing that the unicorn strips may be done differently on these.  They look wider and like they are in line with the rest of the hair rather than as a separate section.  Also Moondancer appears to be missing her stripe?  I'm still really looking forward to these.  Just making observations.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2018, 05:22:13 PM
I'm noticing that the unicorn strips may be done differently on these.  They look wider and like they are in line with the rest of the hair rather than as a separate section.  Also Moondancer appears to be missing her stripe?  I'm still really looking forward to these.  Just making observations.

Good observation. Hopefully that's a prototype that they'll fix.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on July 24, 2018, 05:23:25 PM
I'm noticing that the unicorn strips may be done differently on these.  They look wider and like they are in line with the rest of the hair rather than as a separate section.  Also Moondancer appears to be missing her stripe?  I'm still really looking forward to these.  Just making observations.

Good observation. Hopefully that's a prototype that they'll fix.
Yeah, I hope they will fix it. Or they could have styled her hair the wrong way so the stripe was on the bottom... but that's not very likely.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on July 24, 2018, 05:42:58 PM
I'm just going to be happy if I can finally, FINALLY grab a perfectly white Moondancer.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2018, 06:02:35 PM
I'm just going to be happy if I can finally, FINALLY grab a perfectly white Moondancer.

With a non faded glitter symbol.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 24, 2018, 06:24:15 PM
How weird if the parlour tags are UK or European.

In that case they can at least manage a box which says Grooming Parlour for over here...???

I still want the uni and peg set so much :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2018, 06:26:37 PM
How weird if the parlour tags are UK or European.

In that case they can at least manage a box which says Grooming Parlour for over here...???

I still want the uni and peg set so much :(

I really want Moondancer back. Wish they'd made it the second pegasus set so people could get Surprise and Heartthrob along with Firefly and Medley.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 24, 2018, 07:53:42 PM
I too have been staring at the picture of Moondancer, wondering about her stripe.  I started digging into Toy Fair pics from other sources and I think it is there.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfTY6QdgsQD/?taken-by=bizzarro_toys

Go through the pics there and there's one of Sunbeam and Moondancer.  It's still not SUPER obvious, but the color difference is there on Moondancer's mane.

Looks like the retro ponies have a stripe that is on about 1/3rd of their manes rather than 1/4th of their manes like the originals.  (Not a complaint, just an observation.)  The stripe is definitely on top of at least one row of the 'base' color (like purple for Glory, red for Moondancer, etc) . . . Can't tell if the stripe is on top of two rows, like with the originals, or if it's in-line with the 2nd row.

Edit:  One interesting thing about the video (on the previous page) is that when the Bridge Direct / Basic Fun lady is showing off the MLPs, she says "We have everything from unicorns to flat-footed ponies--"  I thought it was interesting that they knew about the history / fan-terms enough to identify them as such.  (Even though the retro Collector ponies are actually in the concave mold--which I am fine with because it's less tippy.)  Man, I wish I was at that Toy Fair.  I would have asked them so many questions.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 24, 2018, 08:28:41 PM
I'm noticing that the unicorn strips may be done differently on these.  They look wider and like they are in line with the rest of the hair rather than as a separate section.  Also Moondancer appears to be missing her stripe?  I'm still really looking forward to these.  Just making observations.

I think she's beautiful that way, even if it's inaccurate.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 24, 2018, 09:21:58 PM
WHEEEEEEEEEE I found Blossom and Butterscotch at EB Games.  It took two grown men 10 minutes to dig through the ENTIRE store twice looking for MLP.  HAHAHAHAHA best moment ever.

Amusingly I got Butterscotch for my 5th birthday so this one is ~30 years older hehehe and I will probably display them together.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2018, 10:10:46 PM
WHEEEEEEEEEE I found Blossom and Butterscotch at EB Games.  It took two grown men 10 minutes to dig through the ENTIRE store twice looking for MLP.  HAHAHAHAHA best moment ever.

Amusingly I got Butterscotch for my 5th birthday so this one is ~30 years older hehehe and I will probably display them together.

Congratulations on brain washing full grown men into finding mlps for you! Oh and gratz on your ponies too. :silly:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 01:21:06 AM
Sounds like the start of a joke.  "How many grown men does it take to find a MIB My Little Pony?"  :P  Congrats on your ponies!  Yay!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on July 25, 2018, 02:32:43 AM
I'm just going to be happy if I can finally, FINALLY grab a perfectly white Moondancer.


With a non faded glitter symbol.
Woah, WOAH there, there are dreams, and then there are DREAMS!, and you're edging into the latter category there, pal!   :silly:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2018, 02:38:08 AM
I'm just going to be happy if I can finally, FINALLY grab a perfectly white Moondancer.


With a non faded glitter symbol.
Woah, WOAH there, there are dreams, and then there are DREAMS!, and you're edging into the latter category there, pal!   :silly:

XD
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 25, 2018, 03:58:40 AM
My Moondancer with nice symbols is whitening up pretty well! Though the one with marker-replacement symbols is still the whitest.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 25, 2018, 08:18:04 PM
Apparently, some US Targets may have these in hand at this moment! I'm sick so I'm not gonna strut over there just yet, but if you guys are able, you may want to use the stock number 086004538 when you approach the service desk.
They are not slated to be released until next week.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2018, 08:19:10 PM
Apparently, some US Targets may have these in hand at this moment! I'm sick so I'm not gonna strut over there just yet, but if you guys are able, you may want to use the stock number 086004538 when you approach the service desk.
They are not slated to be released until next week.
Good info.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 08:25:35 PM
Got them! But they are not going to be out on shelves officially till next week. They smell great!

Pics in a few minutes. Stock number is 086004538
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 25, 2018, 08:31:02 PM
Got them! But they are not going to be out on shelves officially till next week. They smell great!

Pics in a few minutes. Stock number is 086004538

Yay :D They made it to the US! Which means probably the Amazon orders will come through as well. Good news :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 08:32:05 PM
Also no age spots or yellowness on Starshine, lol.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on July 25, 2018, 08:35:28 PM
YAY! I need Starshine MIB!

Also no age spots or yellowness on Starshine, lol.

Starshine is my favorite so that's good :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 25, 2018, 08:37:07 PM
YAY! I need Starshine MIB!

Also no age spots or yellowness on Starshine, lol.

Starshine is my favorite so that's good :P

*sees cloud of dust as Safflower disappears in direction of Target*

I only have seen 3 of them in person but they smell a lot stronger out of the box than in. I don't find them overly offensive though my sister has Sunlight living about as far from her bed as possible so I guess she's not totally sold on her scent.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2018, 08:54:52 PM
Also no age spots or yellowness on Starshine, lol.

Now that's a dream come true!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 09:01:06 PM
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Taffeta's favorite. :)

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One of my childhood ponies!

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Awww, where's the blotchy neon symbol of horror?  She smells really good.

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Another of my childhood ponies.  :)

I haven't taken any of them out of the box yet, but I might take one or two out when I get home.

Seattle ponies: these were the only ones they had in the Pike Place Target, so don't bother checking that one.  (Plenty of Collector ponies though.)

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 25, 2018, 09:02:16 PM
Has anyone else mentioned how strange the scent lineups are? Apple scented blue pony, okay...why not Blueberry?
Parasol looks more orange than pink to me!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on July 25, 2018, 09:07:48 PM
*grabby hands* They look so good! What are all their scents?

Has anyone else mentioned how strange the scent lineups are? Apple scented blue pony, okay...why not Blueberry?
Parasol looks more orange than pink to me!
Parasol looks like a faded Peachy. All their colors look a bit different, though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 25, 2018, 09:18:16 PM
Parasol is pink but it isn't the same as the original...

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 09:18:35 PM
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The scents. :) 

Parasol: strawberry
Sunlight: apple
Starshine: vanilla
Skydancer: apricot
Windy: cherry
Moonstone: raspberry

Most of them smell great IMO!  Though, yeah, I don't get why there isn't a blueberry scent or why Skydancer isn't lemon scented.  But I do really like the apricot scent.

BTW, you can use this site to see if they are at your local Target:

https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker/?sku=086-00-4538

I'll take comparison pics of Parasol with a 1983 Parasol when I get home.  The retro one looks about the same to me, but it might be a little different.  Skydancer looks the most different to me, being a more intense hue.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on July 25, 2018, 09:31:55 PM
Thank you for the link, the next town over from me has them! Vanilla doesn't bother me so YAY! I really hope she is there, seeing ponies in store will be magical :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 09:33:43 PM
Awesome!  I hope you get them!  Remember to take the product code along, they are not likely to be on the shelves yet. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 25, 2018, 10:18:12 PM
Once you get them settled in, could you report on the smell MIB? That's how I'd keep one if I bought her and as long as it's not too bad.  Sky Flyer looks so yellow, how I remember her but Moonstone is my girl from the set. I had her and she was one of my childhood favorites.

Also, is the code the same as the other collector ponies?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2018, 10:32:12 PM
Ohh they're gorgeous LM!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 25, 2018, 10:32:46 PM
Apparently, some US Targets may have these in hand at this moment! I'm sick so I'm not gonna strut over there just yet, but if you guys are able, you may want to use the stock number 086004538 when you approach the service desk.
They are not slated to be released until next week.
Got them! But they are not going to be out on shelves officially till next week. They smell great!

Pics in a few minutes. Stock number is 086004538

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2018, 10:33:46 PM
Has anyone else mentioned how strange the scent lineups are? Apple scented blue pony, okay...why not Blueberry?
Parasol looks more orange than pink to me!

TBF artificial blueberry is usually more chemical then fruity.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2018, 10:43:30 PM
When they are MIB you can't smell them unless you put your nose right up to the box.  :) Yes, they're a different code than the collectors.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 26, 2018, 12:47:02 AM
TBF artificial blueberry is usually more chemical then fruity.
Oof, that's a good point. I was just hoping for more color-coordinated scents, I'm sure they tried their best.  :think:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 26, 2018, 04:18:39 AM
OMG! :shocked:

These are available at US Target right now? :shocked:

I just used the brickseeker link (TY!) & it said instock :shocked:

Also if they are not officially on shelves yet...  did you just ask an employee to pull them for you from the backroom???

I'm ready to run out tomorrow ^.^  I ordered via US  Amazon, but they only had 5 ponies, no Sunlight!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 26, 2018, 04:48:56 AM
Yes, if you go in with the product number (and are very nice to the employees ;) ) they may pull them for you.

I think they are going on shelves on 7/29, based on the info typed on the box I got.

Here are some comparison pics of retros + originals.

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Basic Fun Windy is the more purple one, on the left.  Also . . . she has a forelock!  All the retro ponies have forelocks, even the unicorns.  They have a little bit of product in them to make them stick together (easily brushed out).  The rest of their hair does not have product in it.

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Basic Fun Parasol (with blue ribbon) and original Parasol.  Basic Fun Parasol is a bit paler than original.

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It may look like Basic Fun Skydancer is huge, but the retros and originals are about the same size, it was just a weird camera angle.  If anything I think the originals are just a smidge bigger.  Anyway, Basic Fun Skydancer (left) is a more strong lemon yellow than paler original Skydancer.

Retro Skydancer has a less obvious "boot" on the front left leg (the raised leg) than original Skydancer.

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Mmmm, dat glitter symbol.
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Post by: Kiwichi on July 26, 2018, 05:00:00 AM
Thanks for the tip and sharing all the lovely pictures :rainbow: 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: nightmare muffin on July 26, 2018, 07:06:30 AM
this bodes well. Not for my temptation or my wallet, mind you......
maybe I'll hold out until they release the fancy swirls
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 08:39:10 AM
Of course, all this does mean Basic Fun lied (again) because NONE of these ponies are on shelves in anywhere in Europe yet except occasionally in France...and we were meant to have them way back.

At least there is Amazon availability, but so much for us getting something first.

I am happy the US has them though. It would've sucked if that hadn't happened. I'm just fed up with BF lying to its international market.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on July 26, 2018, 09:49:47 AM
Of course, all this does mean Basic Fun lied (again) because NONE of these ponies are on shelves in anywhere in Europe yet except occasionally in France...and we were meant to have them way back.

At least there is Amazon availability, but so much for us getting something first.

I am happy the US has them though. It would've sucked if that hadn't happened. I'm just fed up with BF lying to its international market.

I'm sure when they made that announcement they had every intention to follow through with it. They had no way to know a trade war was going to start.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 10:34:49 AM
Of course, all this does mean Basic Fun lied (again) because NONE of these ponies are on shelves in anywhere in Europe yet except occasionally in France...and we were meant to have them way back.

At least there is Amazon availability, but so much for us getting something first.

I am happy the US has them though. It would've sucked if that hadn't happened. I'm just fed up with BF lying to its international market.

I'm sure when they made that announcement they had every intention to follow through with it. They had no way to know a trade war was going to start.

They should answer their enquiries and tell people what is going on.

It doesn't change the fact they lied. No explanation, no apologies, no answers mean in my view no excuses.

Of course, we can get them on Amazon here, and the collector ponies are now on preorder here as well, albeit only 4 of them on amazon. But to get the Rainbows from Amazon means to pay above the retail price, which was already way above the US retail price at around $17 in £GBP. That;s because they are coming from the French distributor, so extra fees are being added on top of already hiked prices.

So I think there are some good grounds to be annoyed with them. They have been lying to us from the start about lots of things, or just not communicating with us when they're happily chatting away to US fans. It's just another extension of that.

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Post by: Khoufu on July 26, 2018, 01:25:41 PM
The lack if affordable retro ponies outside the US will put a bitter taste in my mouth if/when I see them at Target. I want to get Skydancer and/or Starshine but it won't feel as fun.
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 26, 2018, 03:38:57 PM
Ugh, the only Target near me that has it in stock is King of Prussia...and that's not very near!
I do appreciate that they fixed the obvious hoof on the pegasi, that always bothered me somewhat. Forelock on unicorns is cute, too.
Sometimes I really wish Walmart had picked these up. They'd be more avaliable, and Walmart has somewhat more international availability than Target.
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Post by: glitterball on July 26, 2018, 04:11:08 PM
Awesome photos!

Yep, I'm frustrated too that it's all too quiet in the UK re: any info about when/if the ponies will be stocked in toy stores. *sigh*
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 26, 2018, 04:12:50 PM
Where were they supposed to be stocked in the UK?
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Post by: Galactica on July 26, 2018, 04:37:05 PM
Awesome!  I hope you get them!  Remember to take the product code along, they are not likely to be on the shelves yet. :)

OMG you got all the rainbows!  At the Seattle downtown Target ??
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Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 05:49:05 PM
Where were they supposed to be stocked in the UK?

We never got the name of a store because it was down to the international distributor but both Smyths and Entertainer take other toys from the same manufacturing group, as do Tesco.

As for Walmart...I'm not sure. Something weird is happening here with Asda and Sainsburys. Asda is the UK branch of Walmart right now but it doesn't tend to carry the exclusives you guys have (eg Haven Bay). Tesco has Target exclusives (Argos used to but not now) so I have been keeping an eye on the big Tesco near where I currently (but not for much longer) live in London...no dice yet and now it's too hot to go searching...
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Post by: banditpony on July 26, 2018, 06:06:07 PM
Is it bad I want the puffy stickers and not the ponies?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 06:08:51 PM
So a month after I asked what was happening with the Rainbow Ponies, I got a brief message telling me they were released in the EU in Spring.

...France is now the whole EU. Apparently.

Oh wait, no. Apparently the reason none of us can find them is that they must have sold out...

...Erm.
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Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 26, 2018, 06:09:56 PM
Awesome!  I hope you get them!  Remember to take the product code along, they are not likely to be on the shelves yet. :)

OMG you got all the rainbows!  At the Seattle downtown Target ??

Yeah, and they are out of stock at that Target at the moment.  (Those were the only six.)

But!  They are listed as being 'in stock' at the Northgate, West Seattle, and Factoria Targets.  You'll have to ask them to get them from the back, they aren't due to be on shelves until 7/29 I believe.

Edit:  Forgot to add that the ponies do have cheek blush.  :jealous:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 26, 2018, 06:39:07 PM
So a month after I asked what was happening with the Rainbow Ponies, I got a brief message telling me they were released in the EU in Spring.

...France is now the whole EU. Apparently.

Oh wait, no. Apparently the reason none of us can find them is that they must have sold out...

...Erm.

Whuuuut????  :nuts:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 06:43:44 PM
So a month after I asked what was happening with the Rainbow Ponies, I got a brief message telling me they were released in the EU in Spring.

...France is now the whole EU. Apparently.

Oh wait, no. Apparently the reason none of us can find them is that they must have sold out...

...Erm.

Whuuuut????  :nuts:

That was my reply to them. I asked them to go and check that intel since I didn't think the whole of the UK fanbase could've missed them...

But they were meant to appear in stores here, apparently. So the question is, WHO IS HOARDING OUR PONIES??
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 26, 2018, 06:51:25 PM

That was my reply to them. I asked them to go and check that intel since I didn't think the whole of the UK fanbase could've missed them...

But they were meant to appear in stores here, apparently. So the question is, WHO IS HOARDING OUR PONIES??

Hmm, I wonder if there was some sort of middle-man purchaser for the now defunct TRU - could they have a container-load of toys that are being held-up as the TRU assets are liquidated? But then, I am sure that TRU were not the only ones to stock these? Mysterious...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 26, 2018, 06:53:29 PM

That was my reply to them. I asked them to go and check that intel since I didn't think the whole of the UK fanbase could've missed them...

But they were meant to appear in stores here, apparently. So the question is, WHO IS HOARDING OUR PONIES??

Hmm, I wonder if there was some sort of middle-man purchaser for the now defunct TRU - could they have a container-load of toys that are being held-up as the TRU assets are liquidated? But then, I am sure that TRU were not the only ones to stock these? Mysterious...

It is a good possibility. Or the French company  that seems to have got them and from whom we can get them on amazon at a higher price may be the distributor in question who withheld them and are instead selling them via this method on amazon. Can't rule it out.

In any case, it does sound like TBD/BF thinks we got them and there was no plan to not sell them here. So maybe if it all settles down we'll still get set 3 at Christmas or early next year sometime. Even if it's just on Amazon.

Sigh.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 26, 2018, 06:58:01 PM
Oh, I was so looking forward to seeing them looking nostalgic and pretty on the shelves in-store.

*shakes fist at Amazon*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on July 26, 2018, 07:04:03 PM
I asked at 2 different stores, and while they have them, they're not allowed to sell them to me early. The re-stock is supposed to happen Sunday, so I'll likely make a pest of myself Sunday night.
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Post by: Kiwichi on July 26, 2018, 07:08:55 PM
Just got back from Target with my Rainbow set!  TY to u all :lol:

Today was a big stock day for them.  Had 6 employees working the toy dept.  Tons clearance on end cap clearance shelves (funny how the retro non clearance toys are right next to the clearance end cap shelves!  They deserve to be in the main aisles...)  Main aisles were empty(!) waiting for the new toys, employees had loading carts with tons of brown boxes.  I believe the rainbow ponies would've been stocked today.  They had a spot with sticker right next to the earth ponies.  I asked an employee and she said they have them but have not stocked them on the shelves, she gladly grabbed them for me.  She wasn't sure which I wanted, I told her I'll take of them & she laughed :drunk:

I couldn't help it & grabbed the clearanced SSC dolls at $5.  Got angel, orange & blueberry, that's all they had.  I felt guilty about buying so much for myself while restrictioning my daughter to 1 toy(lol), we ended up spending another 50-60$ for her toys :blink:  Needless to say, my husband was upset with us.... err...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 27, 2018, 12:50:08 AM
I’m so exicted that the Rainbow ponies are being found at Target. I check every time I go to Target for retro ponies hoping to find the Rainbows. I’m sorry to hear that our EU friends are being told by Basic Fun that these have already been released and that they might have missed them since I wanted our everyone to experience finding retronpomies on the shelves. I hope my Target stocks the Raimbow ponies and that they’ll let me buy them if they’re on the sales floor.

When the MLP movie toys started coming out I found 2 of the Mane 6 seaponies at Toys R Us on the shelves. When I got to the register the cashier said they were street dated and basically told me to come back on release day to get them. I understand certain things are street dated and can’t be sold before then but it was the employee’s mistake to put it out on the floor early. How is the customer supposed to know they can’t buy an item if it’s out on the floor.

How are the scents? Are they pleasant or more of a chemical smell?


Ponyfan
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Post by: Khoufu on July 27, 2018, 01:11:48 AM
Ugh, the only Target near me that has it in stock is King of Prussia...and that's not very near!
I do appreciate that they fixed the obvious hoof on the pegasi, that always bothered me somewhat. Forelock on unicorns is cute, too.
Sometimes I really wish Walmart had picked these up. They'd be more avaliable, and Walmart has somewhat more international availability than Target.

I don't blame them. Walmart pays less than just about any other retailer for anything they sell. If you don't agree to their low price, they don't negotiate, they just don't sell your product.

@Ponyfan I had a similar thing happen to me. I picked up a Firefly DVD set at Sam's Club and at the register they said to come back the next day to buy it
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 27, 2018, 01:14:50 AM
Where were they supposed to be stocked in the UK?

We never got the name of a store because it was down to the international distributor but both Smyths and Entertainer take other toys from the same manufacturing group, as do Tesco.

As for Walmart...I'm not sure. Something weird is happening here with Asda and Sainsburys. Asda is the UK branch of Walmart right now but it doesn't tend to carry the exclusives you guys have (eg Haven Bay). Tesco has Target exclusives (Argos used to but not now) so I have been keeping an eye on the big Tesco near where I currently (but not for much longer) live in London...no dice yet and now it's too hot to go searching...

 Geeze. :nope:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 27, 2018, 01:18:55 AM
Ponyfan- i think the scents smell good!  There's little holes on the front plasticn so you can smell before you buy :lol:

I went looking for a 2ND set, so i can debox but didnt get any.  Target got them in on the 24th, the release date on their system does say the 29th. They will only have 1 set.  Said to call on the 29th with dcpi # if you are interested.  And no reorder/2nd shipment date listed.
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Post by: Shatyr on July 27, 2018, 01:39:07 AM
@Kiwichi
I was told they were expecting another shipment before stocking on the 29th, supposedly with more of what they were stocking. No idea how true that is, but it might be worth looking into?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 27, 2018, 01:53:35 AM
Shatyr- I have no idea.  I was told no reshipment date listed.  I guess we will have to wait and see :)  I don't plan on making anymore T runs until the 29th.
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Post by: Foxtale on July 27, 2018, 03:38:57 AM
It was mentioned that they have been found in targets in teh USA.

Does anyone have the codes to look them up at target? I want to see if any local ones have them?
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Post by: Shy Violet on July 27, 2018, 06:26:09 AM
So excited that Rainbow Ponies are showing up for US peeps. Hoping they come to Canada soon. And this is really making me miss Target.

WHEEEEEEEEEE I found Blossom and Butterscotch at EB Games.  It took two grown men 10 minutes to dig through the ENTIRE store twice looking for MLP.  HAHAHAHAHA best moment ever.

Amusingly I got Butterscotch for my 5th birthday so this one is ~30 years older hehehe and I will probably display them together.

Yay! Glad you found a couple. I'll keep an eye out for you for the rest
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 27, 2018, 06:45:38 AM
It was mentioned that they have been found in targets in teh USA.

Does anyone have the codes to look them up at target? I want to see if any local ones have them?

LadyMoondancer posted the stock code number.  :)


Got them! But they are not going to be out on shelves officially till next week. They smell great!

Pics in a few minutes. Stock number is 086004538

Good luck! :) I can't wait to find Rainbow ponies.



Ponyfan
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 27, 2018, 02:59:56 PM

Yay! Glad you found a couple. I'll keep an eye out for you for the rest

Aw thanks. :)  LOL  the day before I bought these, I was at Value Village and I left a very very minty Peachy there because I WANT the Pretty Parlor so much and I don't need a duplicate!  Also I hope a new G1 collector stumbles upon her and gets excited.   
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 27, 2018, 03:38:39 PM
Lovesbabysquirmy- thats so thoughtful!  We call those kind of ppl "fairies" around here :rainbow:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on July 28, 2018, 01:49:23 AM
Well, it was a good thing I was off today because this video took up a good portion of it.  But here it is, my Rainbow ponies video review.  :)

https://youtu.be/PE6MpN3vqm4 (https://youtu.be/PE6MpN3vqm4)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 28, 2018, 03:33:15 AM
Great video!  And WOW, the contrast between that 'tanned' Starshine and new Starshine! 
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Post by: Kiwichi on July 28, 2018, 04:41:40 AM
Love the video!
Myfavorite partwas when kitty wouldnt let go of Sunlight taIL lol :lol:  your kitty loves ponies too!
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Post by: Gator on July 28, 2018, 09:58:55 AM
Sunset, I liked your video!  And being from the south myself, love your accent.
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Post by: Sunset on July 28, 2018, 12:42:09 PM
Thanks, everyone!  :D
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Post by: Dreamer on July 28, 2018, 01:20:29 PM
Has anyone spotted the anniversaries on Poland?
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Post by: Strawberrysweets on July 28, 2018, 02:27:36 PM
Look what I picked up at the post office today
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3 of 6 I preordered have arrived :frolic:
Parasol is my favorite since she smells of strawberries  :lovey:
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 28, 2018, 06:10:02 PM
I checked 2 Targets today. One had 4 out of the 6 Rainbow ponies and the other didn't have any retro ponies (Rainbows or Collector ponies) at all.

I don't think this Target has quite finished the reset as I found them shoved next to some kind of fuzzy monster toys near the other pony toys and not on an endcap. There were also 2 Collector ponies behind the Rainbows

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The shelf tag


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I couldn't get them all today and had a hard time choosing between Moonstone and Starshine. After debating for a long time I chose Moonstone because Starshine's head didn't seem to be aligned correctly. It's hard to see in the pics but her neck gap was larger than Skydancer's

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Back of box

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Moonstone




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Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 28, 2018, 06:11:28 PM
Congrats! Sooo jealous!
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Post by: STLGusty on July 28, 2018, 06:16:37 PM
Not sure if anyone has posted this yet in the thread, but the Pretty Parlor has been found in a U.S. Target for $20.  That's all I know lol (Someone posted it on Facebook :))

DCPI is 086002778  Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 28, 2018, 08:05:01 PM
Finally looks like my Target has both the pretty parlor AND the rainbows in stock. :v Very exciting fall toy lineup!
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Post by: darcisan on July 28, 2018, 08:31:41 PM
Ugh no word on Canada yet anyone?  These seriously call to me!
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Post by: aria_elwen on July 28, 2018, 09:20:33 PM
For those of us in the UK still waiting and not wanting to use Amazon I have discovered both collector and rainbow pony sets available for preorder at: https://allthecoolstuff.co.uk/collections/my-little-pony

I haven't used them myself but it's nice to see somewhere other than Amazon stocking them.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 28, 2018, 10:08:49 PM
Ugh no word on Canada yet anyone?  These seriously call to me!
Not yet... the Original 6 are at EB Games but I don't think we have heard anything about the Rainbows or Peachy Parlour yet.  Chapters Indigo SAID they will carry them but nobody has seen them nor are they listed on their website....
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 28, 2018, 10:14:44 PM
Congrats! Sooo jealous!

Thank you Leave a Whisper. :) 

I didn't see Peachy or the Pretty Parlor today at Target.


Ponyfan
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 28, 2018, 11:45:15 PM
Man, I'm gonna be spending so much money at Target in the next month or so. These on top of all the new G4 stuff they're getting in, plus people have been finding the new Shopkins Lil Secrets line there....
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SaraMari on July 29, 2018, 01:18:07 AM
I just picked up the Pretty Parlor 10 mins ago at the Target closest to me. A fellow collector who lives around the corner from me got all the rainbow ponies already a couple days ago. Otherwise I believe they would've been stocked yesterday.
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Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 29, 2018, 03:04:06 AM
I'm going to try and do a Target run in the next few days and I'll report back. For those that have found them, where are they? At all my local stores they were on an end cap and not the one facing the main store aisle. So a bit tricky to find.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on July 29, 2018, 04:24:08 AM
The ponies are located in toy area, end cap of the aisle with the other retro toys.  My store had the rainbow ponies sku setup right next the earth ponies.  I didn't see any sku for the pony parlor.  I'm going to check it out tomorrow AM so excited! :lol:
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Post by: Gizmo on July 29, 2018, 07:14:47 AM
I'm so happy to see they are all finally out in the US!

Can someone please show us the back of the parlor (Butterscotch's sticker) and the tag names? At the fair they had the UK tags with Posey and I'm very curious to see what the final tags are!

3 photos posted on instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlzQympBV7y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlymMnLnTCc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlyOmxmAE3e/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 29, 2018, 07:41:45 AM
I'm so happy to see they are all finally out in the US!

Can someone please show us the back of the parlor (Butterscotch's sticker) and the tag names? At the fair they had the UK tags with Posey and I'm very curious to see what the final tags are!

3 photos posted on instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlzQympBV7y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlymMnLnTCc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlyOmxmAE3e/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

I didn't think the Parlour was out yet = I thought it had a date of October?
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Post by: Gizmo on July 29, 2018, 08:09:35 AM
I didn't either Taffeta, it's all bit confusing and I just wish they would shed more light on their current release plan.

They mentioned months ago that the Rainbows were scheduled for July while the Pegasus and Unicorns will be out for Christmas, now I wonder if those are Target release dates.

Another puzzling thing is the original collector set which hasn't been back on Amazon US since it sold out in June:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSOQ092

Post Merge: July 29, 2018, 08:12:49 AM

MLP Merch on Instagram posted more photos of the box and content

https://www.instagram.com/mlpmerch/

More details:
https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/07/35th-anniversary-pretty-parlor-playset-at-target.html
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Post by: Taffeta on July 29, 2018, 08:13:18 AM
I didn't either Taffeta, it's all bit confusing and I just wish they would shed more light on their current release plan.

They mentioned months ago that the Rainbows were scheduled for July while the Pegasus and Unicorns will be out for Christmas, now I wonder if those are Target release dates.

Another puzzling thing is the original collector set which hasn't been back on Amazon US since it sold out in June:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSOQ092

Yes, well, this is the company which told me that the reason I can't find rainbows in UK stores is that they must have all sold out. Even though nobody in the UK has seen them in stores. So I am not sure their information process is particularly reliable...
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Post by: Strawberrysweets on July 29, 2018, 08:14:11 AM
Does anyone know if "Pretty Parlor" is coming to europe?

Also is it possible they might rerealise those tiny mlp figures + the castle?
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Post by: Ponyfan on July 29, 2018, 08:15:31 AM
At my Target I found the Rainbows in the same aisle as the G4 pony toys but that seems to be an exception as most seem to  be finding them on the endcap.

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My Target didn't seem to be fully reset yet as the Rainbows ponies were right next to some monster toys and they had split the Collector ponies (4 were on an endcap with retro toys and 2 were behind the Rainbow ponies) My Target also didn't have Windy or Parasol.


Here's a pic of the shelf tag also.

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I thought the release date for these in the US was supposed to be mid August and Peachy and the Pretty Parlor was coming in October? I'm happy to see them out earlier though. :)

Ponyfan



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Post by: Gizmo on July 29, 2018, 08:30:41 AM
Yes, well, this is the company which told me that the reason I can't find rainbows in UK stores is that they must have all sold out. Even though nobody in the UK has seen them in stores. So I am not sure their information process is particularly reliable...

And to think the UK were meant to receive the Rainbows first, I can imagine the frustration!

At my Target I found the Rainbows in the same aisle as the G4 pony toys but that seems to be an exception as most seem to  be finding them on the endcap.


I hope they continue to keep them with the rest of the MLP range for better visibility 🙏
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 29, 2018, 08:48:57 AM
Yes, well, this is the company which told me that the reason I can't find rainbows in UK stores is that they must have all sold out. Even though nobody in the UK has seen them in stores. So I am not sure their information process is particularly reliable...

And to think the UK were meant to receive the Rainbows first, I can imagine the frustration!


It's not the first time they've lied to us, it probably won't be the last. THough they were in Europe first. And in fairness, they have been on amazon at the higher price since April.

I'm not totally complaining about it - I think glitterball is right that the crash of TRU in February/March time probably spoke for them coming to stores as it seems the obvious place they'd appear. We don't have Target so it's taken a while to figure out what to do. The preorders for four of the CP are still on Amazon and hopefully that will come off as well. If people buy them then even if it's just on Amazon UK it's better than shipping from the US with import duty. And so long as Medley's set appears, I will be content. It is frustrating to be constantly misled - that's all.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 29, 2018, 01:19:30 PM
On MLP Merch it looks like it only comes with a name tag for Peachy.  Maybe because they weren't sure if the Collector ponies (which would have been the other tags the original came with in the US) would get worldwide distribution?

MLP Merch has a picture of the sticker on the back, it still has Butterscotch.  :)  Peachy's BFF after all these years.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on July 29, 2018, 02:23:37 PM
Yes I also noticed that it also doesn't come with the pink blanket. I love that they kept the original sticker in the back :)

The Pretty Parlor is now available online from Target for $19.99

https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-retro-pretty-parlor-playset-figure/-/A-53442445
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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 29, 2018, 02:28:27 PM
Thank goodness it's online! I'm hoping the Rainbow Ponies get put online as well, it'll save everyone the stress of frantically checking Target every week.  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: nightmare muffin on July 29, 2018, 02:39:34 PM
Thank goodness it's online! I'm hoping the Rainbow Ponies get put online as well, it'll save everyone the stress of frantically checking Target every week.  :P
I call and ask if they have it before I go
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Magicharp on July 29, 2018, 05:51:08 PM
Hi, everypony! Long time since I posted here.

I am incredibly excited over the new 35th anniversary of My Little Pony series with the Collectors Ponies and the Rainbow Ponies. What got me excited more is this! For the first time in years, we have the MLP Show Stable back in stores one more!

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 29, 2018, 06:18:00 PM
*grabby hands*  I WANT IT SO MUCH
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 29, 2018, 06:58:13 PM
Aah, so excited to buy all these! Pay day cannot come soon enough! :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on July 29, 2018, 08:01:51 PM
Want the parlor!

I hope the kitchen comes back :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 29, 2018, 09:59:18 PM
I got the parlor! I made a little spur of the moment unboxing video to show everyone what's inside. I'll edit it tonight if I can and get it up for those on the fence.
It's cute, but is Peachy supposed to be a darker orange? She seems almost brown. I was expecting more of what the Parasol reboot came out to be.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 29, 2018, 10:26:04 PM
I got the parlor! I made a little spur of the moment unboxing video to show everyone what's inside. I'll edit it tonight if I can and get it up for those on the fence.
It's cute, but is Peachy supposed to be a darker orange? She seems almost brown. I was expecting more of what the Parasol reboot came out to be.

I just got my Pretty Parlor and was also surprised to see how dark she is. I was expecting her to look closer to the color she is on the box.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony\'s - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on July 29, 2018, 10:43:42 PM
My hubby and I got into it this morning. My fuse is short today (Mother Nature). He went out to run errands and came home with the six rainbow ponies for me :) I canceled my Amazon pre order. They are cute and they all smell different. So far Sunlight is my favorite scented pony.

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How do you guys style your new ponies before you display them? I was not planning on deboxing mine, but ended up doing that today. Their hair is crazy out of the box due to all the things they put on it.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 30, 2018, 12:37:06 AM
Is Peachy and the Pretty Parlor in the same section as the Rainbow ponies. I want a Pretty Parlor but not sure I have room...


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on July 30, 2018, 12:40:18 AM
Not sure. My hubs said there were no rainbow ponies on the shelf so he asked a guy. The guy brought out a case and gave him the six ponies. Chris said there were still earth ponies on the shelves.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 30, 2018, 12:43:09 AM
Is Peachy and the Pretty Parlor in the same section as the Rainbow ponies. I want a Pretty Parlor but not sure I have room...


Ponyfan
I would assume so, but unfortunately my store didn't have the Rainbow Ponies out on the shelves yet.
What I found much easier was to order it on the Target website, but select in store pickup. If it says it is in stock at your store, you can pick it up the same day.
The only thing is you have to pay for it online rather than in store, but you save time searching for it. If it's slow at their pickup desk, you save time standing in line, too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: darcisan on July 30, 2018, 12:45:31 AM
Ugh no word on Canada yet anyone?  These seriously call to me!
Not yet... the Original 6 are at EB Games but I don't think we have heard anything about the Rainbows or Peachy Parlour yet.  Chapters Indigo SAID they will carry them but nobody has seen them nor are they listed on their website....

Darn it!  I reaaally want windy and star shine at least!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 30, 2018, 01:34:23 AM
Is Peachy and the Pretty Parlor in the same section as the Rainbow ponies. I want a Pretty Parlor but not sure I have room...


Ponyfan
I would assume so, but unfortunately my store didn't have the Rainbow Ponies out on the shelves yet.
What I found much easier was to order it on the Target website, but select in store pickup. If it says it is in stock at your store, you can pick it up the same day.
The only thing is you have to pay for it online rather than in store, but you save time searching for it. If it's slow at their pickup desk, you save time standing in line, too.

Thanks tailrustedtealeaf. :cheer: :cheer:   It looks like both of my Target stores have the Pretty Parlor and Peachy set.  Is there a way to check for the Rainbow ponies on the Target website too?


Ponyfan


Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 30, 2018, 04:11:40 AM
Mine said the rainbows were in stock but they weren't on the shelf. The retro toy endcap looked like it was being reset. Didn't ask because the store was busy, will save that for a slower day.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 30, 2018, 04:15:03 AM
Man, I want the Pretty Parlor so bad but I've got to wait until my next paycheck, if not longer.  A struggle so real . . .
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Princess_Luvlee on July 30, 2018, 11:02:54 AM
What are their scents???

I'm so excited!  Do you think they pulled out G1 scents or will this be a revisit of tragic scented G3s

FYI: G1 scented ponies still smell strongly of their scents & G3 scented ponies stopped being aromatic within 2 years, even if they are still mib.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 30, 2018, 12:04:42 PM
I will also have to wait for a while to get the Pretty Parlor and Peachy set.

I only have Moonstone so far but to me she has the same scent as the Raspberry Tart retro doll made by the same company.

The other scents are

Starshine -Vanilla scented

Windy- Cherry scented

Sunlight Apple scented

Parasol- Strawberry scented

Skydancer- Apricot scented


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on July 30, 2018, 12:15:58 PM
I'm not too bothered about the Pretty Parlour.. but aaaAAA I want Twinkles the cat!!! *grabbyhands* If anyone doesn't want her - you know who to call ;)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on July 30, 2018, 01:08:35 PM
I'm not too bothered about the Pretty Parlour.. but aaaAAA I want Twinkles the cat!!! *grabbyhands* If anyone doesn't want her - you know who to call ;)

Right? I want the option just to buy her and the dog from the stable. When I opened my Pretty Parlor (it came MIB) I picked up Twinkles and her face rubbed off on my hands she was so sticky!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2018, 04:49:52 PM
I'm not too bothered about the Pretty Parlour.. but aaaAAA I want Twinkles the cat!!! *grabbyhands* If anyone doesn't want her - you know who to call ;)

Right? I want the option just to buy her and the dog from the stable. When I opened my Pretty Parlor (it came MIB) I picked up Twinkles and her face rubbed off on my hands she was so sticky!

It is interesting that there's been no word on this in the UK at all yet.
I am ok with it not being here, because I do not need more Peachys, but I do remember it showing up on that Scandinavian site.
Question for Scandinavian peeps - has that site delivered on orders and if so, is the Parlour still available there?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 30, 2018, 05:14:28 PM
I love that you can order the Pretty Parlor right on Target.com right now!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 30, 2018, 06:01:47 PM
I was fiddling with the Pretty Parlor, has anyone been able to put the bridle on Peachy? I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it on her.
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Post by: Strawberrysweets on July 30, 2018, 06:03:15 PM
I'm not too bothered about the Pretty Parlour.. but aaaAAA I want Twinkles the cat!!! *grabbyhands* If anyone doesn't want her - you know who to call ;)

Right? I want the option just to buy her and the dog from the stable. When I opened my Pretty Parlor (it came MIB) I picked up Twinkles and her face rubbed off on my hands she was so sticky!

It is interesting that there's been no word on this in the UK at all yet.
I am ok with it not being here, because I do not need more Peachys, but I do remember it showing up on that Scandinavian site.
Question for Scandinavian peeps - has that site delivered on orders and if so, is the Parlour still available there?

I haven't seen any sign of the parlour yet, still searching. Other Scandinavians have any luck?

-Edit-
Nevermind https://www.webhallen.com/se/product/281706-My-Little-Pony-Retro-Pretty-Parlor-Playset
Gonna order on next paycheck :D
Now just hope for the return of the kitchen  :lovey:

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Nevermind it have no.. preorder button  :what:
Sent the site some questions  :work:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 30, 2018, 06:46:11 PM
Well, I made it down to my Target- the ponies show up as "in stock"

but... the toy department is a disaster and mostly empty- and there are three HUGE piles of boxes... looks like they are stocking now.  I tried to get help from the guy dragging yet more boxes out- but he scurried away and looked rather in a hurry so I decided to check back later for the Rainbows...

No SSC anywherere...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 30, 2018, 06:48:21 PM
Well, I made it down to my Target- the ponies show up as "in stock"

but... the toy department is a disaster and mostly empty- and there are three HUGE piles of boxes... looks like they are stocking now.  I tried to get help from the guy dragging yet more boxes out- but he scurried away and looked rather in a hurry so I decided to check back later for the Rainbows...

No SSC anywherere...

That sucks about the SSC. :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 30, 2018, 07:23:06 PM
Was that the Pike Place Target, Galactica?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on July 30, 2018, 08:43:26 PM
If I see the Pretty Parlour in stock, that'll be my first time seeing Peachy in real-life. Funny thought. I want everything except her, but there's no way I could sell her for the probably ~$7 she costs out of the $20.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on July 30, 2018, 10:25:02 PM
I am so annoyed that I am just learning now that Peach Blush was released. I go to Target at least once a week or two and I have NEVER seen PB :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on July 30, 2018, 11:06:22 PM
For those of us in the UK still waiting and not wanting to use Amazon I have discovered both collector and rainbow pony sets available for preorder at: https://allthecoolstuff.co.uk/collections/my-little-pony

I haven't used them myself but it's nice to see somewhere other than Amazon stocking them.

Cheers for that! Just ordered a Moonstone and Starshine  :cool:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2018, 12:16:21 AM
Was that the Pike Place Target, Galactica?

Yep-  supposedly in stock again- but probably buried in that god-awful mess.

But I guess the good news is that got another set in so fast, so hopefully they won't run out too fast. (Or if they do will get restocked again)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 31, 2018, 03:23:58 PM
I was fiddling with the Pretty Parlor, has anyone been able to put the bridle on Peachy? I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it on her.

I struggled with her bridle for a good hour before I finally got it on her. I ended up having to take it off of her because her hair was a hot mess after that struggle, and it was easier to put on the second time around. It still took some effort, but not as much as the first time.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on July 31, 2018, 05:57:17 PM
The swedish site dont ship to Norway, so no Parlor for me when it comes here  :cry:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on July 31, 2018, 09:02:49 PM
^Awww.. no.   -_-



Well, my closest Target is re-arranging the whole store and they didn't have any new ponies.  But, at a Target just a little farther away I found two rainbows.  The Skydancer that was left was coming apart at the neck.  I think that's why she was still there.  Parasol was a little better, but there is still a little "ledge" at the neck.  I bought her anyway because she's so cute and very pretty!  I like the scent itself... but it's really strong.  The entire room smells like it and it does get to be a little much.  Hoping it fades soon.   

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on July 31, 2018, 10:47:43 PM
Anybody in California found the rainbow ponies in Target? If so which one? I’m in CA at the moment. Just checked out a Target near Newbury Park and they only had the CP ones.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gator on August 01, 2018, 07:35:07 PM
I wasn't going to get the rainbows, cause I don't want tons of the same pony, but I caved in today.  They've made their way to Georgia.  So I got the Parlor (why do I need another parlor?) and 5 of the rainbows.  Starshine was gone, somebody took her and left the rest.  But I can check another Target tomorrow.  So lets see, that means I've got how many Windy's now?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: daizy18 on August 02, 2018, 01:03:35 AM
Anybody in California found the rainbow ponies in Target? If so which one? I’m in CA at the moment. Just checked out a Target near Newbury Park and they only had the CP ones.

None at the Targets that I have checked in San Diego so far, although they were busy unpacking and restocking all the toy shelves on Monday so I imagine it won't be long before they show up.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 02, 2018, 02:15:13 AM
None of the Targets around me have them yet either and of the 4 I have gone to in the last week (for various shopping reasons besides mlp) all four have toy sections that are just a mess with toys tossed everywhere. I'm hoping that maybe they will show up in the next few weeks once the toy aisles get put back together. On the plus side, I did find a Peach Blush on clearance in a very beat up box, but the doll was fine. I have been looking for her for quite some time now, so glad I found her.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on August 02, 2018, 06:44:33 AM
I was just about to order the Pretty Parlor from Target since it's available to ship to Canada but shipping is $30  :pout: So I've decided to be patient and wait for them to hopefully show up here
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: NightGliderSA on August 02, 2018, 08:27:16 AM
Hello Pony People!

A wonderful opportunity is about to come my way! One of my most favourite cousins, who normally lives in Australia, has just been sent to California to assist with wildfires. He's pretty good with that. And a stupendous thought occurred to me: he can get me some of the Bridge Direct ponies! In fact I am sure there is nothing he would love to do more: I bet he is lying in bed at night wondering what he could do for me and this is The Very Thing! What luck I have thought about it. I can help him out with his dilemma. I am a Very Thoughtful Cousin.  ;)

Now, where I need a tiny bit of help is with this: where in California does a man easily find the ponies? Please?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 02, 2018, 12:36:59 PM
Hello Pony People!

A wonderful opportunity is about to come my way! One of my most favourite cousins, who normally lives in Australia, has just been sent to California to assist with wildfires. He's pretty good with that. And a stupendous thought occurred to me: he can get me some of the Bridge Direct ponies! In fact I am sure there is nothing he would love to do more: I bet he is lying in bed at night wondering what he could do for me and this is The Very Thing! What luck I have thought about it. I can help him out with his dilemma. I am a Very Thoughtful Cousin.  ;)

Now, where I need a tiny bit of help is with this: where in California does a man easily find the ponies? Please?

Heh heh, nice!  Target is the place.  Figure out what zip code he's in and use this site:

https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker/?sku=086-00-4538

It will then list if the Rainbow ponies are in stock / out of stock at the closest Targets.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: NightGliderSA on August 02, 2018, 12:39:47 PM
Thank you LM!  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 02, 2018, 02:59:56 PM
All but one Target in my area listed the rainbows as in Stock on Sunday, and I'm in California. Oh how fun it would be to go pony shopping with visiting peeps.

It's a shame the fires have gotten so bad as to require overseas assistance but I'm not surprised. I hear they're about as bad as the fires we had in October.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 02, 2018, 06:41:50 PM
Grungy Starshine is back looking a lot less grungy on AmazonUK. :P
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35255-Starshine-Scented/dp/B0789JFWPV/
Hopefully that link works. None of the others are available though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 02, 2018, 07:36:44 PM
The five pack Rainbow pony set is back up, although currently out of stock:

https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Retro-Rainbow/dp/B07DNW27YS/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1533238552&sr=1-7&keywords=basic+fun+retro+rainbow

I like the singles better as far as displaying goes, though.  I can move them around my shelves and such.

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Edit:  But they do come with a BIG sticker that has all five of them on it!  Yes, even Sunlight who is not in the pack.  ;)  So that's cute.  It also comes with a pink brush, which is funny because the only 1st set rainbow pony with a pink brush is . . . Sunlight.  They booted the poor thing out and stole her brush . . . :P

2nd Edit:  So I found a link to what appears to be a UK site offering the Rainbow ponies, and listing them as having "an early August release date":

https://allthecoolstuff.co.uk/collections/my-little-pony/products/my-little-pony-35th-anniversary-special-edition-wave-one-scented-rainbow-ponies-complete-set-save-10
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 02, 2018, 08:18:10 PM
Grungy Starshine is back looking a lot less grungy on AmazonUK. :P
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35255-Starshine-Scented/dp/B0789JFWPV/
Hopefully that link works. None of the others are available though.

Yay! She had a bath! :D Great to see them back now after such a lot of uncertainty. Thanks for the link :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 02, 2018, 08:19:48 PM
The exclusive sticker is the only thing I see in the 5-pack that would make anyone want it over the individuals. It appears to come with LESS overall (only one brush and one sticker) and is the same price as buying them all individually and getting 5 brushes and 5 stickers and 5 combs. Why would they do that? Don't packs like that usually cost a little LESS per object, not MORE?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 02, 2018, 08:22:47 PM
The exclusive sticker is the only thing I see in the 5-pack that would make anyone want it over the individuals. It appears to come with LESS overall (only one brush and one sticker) and is the same price as buying them all individually and getting 5 brushes and 5 stickers and 5 combs. Why would they do that? Don't packs like that usually cost a little LESS per object, not MORE?

What a weird sticker. It looks like a strange pony pizza.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on August 02, 2018, 10:15:17 PM
The exclusive sticker is the only thing I see in the 5-pack that would make anyone want it over the individuals. It appears to come with LESS overall (only one brush and one sticker) and is the same price as buying them all individually and getting 5 brushes and 5 stickers and 5 combs. Why would they do that? Don't packs like that usually cost a little LESS per object, not MORE?

Agree it should cost a little less-   but I do like the look of the 5-pack, it's a pretty display and would look cool next to the 2002/2003 (I forget which year) re-release set, wouldn't it?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 02, 2018, 10:32:01 PM
The exclusive sticker is the only thing I see in the 5-pack that would make anyone want it over the individuals. It appears to come with LESS overall (only one brush and one sticker) and is the same price as buying them all individually and getting 5 brushes and 5 stickers and 5 combs. Why would they do that? Don't packs like that usually cost a little LESS per object, not MORE?

Agree it should cost a little less-   but I do like the look of the 5-pack, it's a pretty display and would look cool next to the 2002/2003 (I forget which year) re-release set, wouldn't it?

And as mentioned many times before - you guys get these things much cheaper than any other country does, so the price of the actual ponies at retail is a pretty good deal...Your retail price is around £8 in UK money and our retail price is £12.99 for one pony...

It's all relative.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 02, 2018, 11:07:58 PM
I picked up my 6 ponies and the Parlor today. They were still in the back room and a very nice service rep went back to pick them all up for me. Now comes the eternal debate... To open or not to open.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 02, 2018, 11:20:41 PM
Here's what my Target's retro pony display looks like. It's on an endcap of the toy section facing a back wall of puzzles and games. They had 2 Pretty Parlors and 3 Rainbow ponies (Starshine, Windy, and Skydancer)

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gator on August 02, 2018, 11:52:29 PM
I went to a second Target today to get Starshine, as she was the only one missing from the first store.  Well, had to leave her behind.  Bad factory misprint of her symbol.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Jocelyn on August 03, 2018, 01:59:33 AM
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I found Starshine at a store near me today! She was the only one left. Hoping to find a Sunlight when things calm down a little.

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 03, 2018, 03:43:08 AM
My local Targets don't even have MLP retro shelf tags right now. All the back (game section) facing end caps in the toy aisles have all tags removed and are all "clearance" merchandise. They have been like this for several weeks. I am hoping that will change once the "official" release date passes on August 15th.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 03, 2018, 12:20:16 PM
I emailed All the Cool Stuff (the UK website that was offering them) and they said:

Hi (name),

thanks for your question, they are launching next week within the UK, however only through selected retail partners, where this is not a Hasbro distributed product.


I didn't ask them which retailers because it seemed a little gauche to ask, "Cool!  So which stores are they in apart from yours?"  ;)  But I assume they will be in All the Cool Stuff's brick-and-mortar storefront as well as online.  And the address for that (or at least one of them, I don't know if they have multiple locations?) is:

64 High Street
Fordingbridge
Hampshire

Hope that helps the UK collectors a bit.

Edit: 

They also have the Collector ponies on their website!  Does that mean they will also be in physical stores?  I guess we'll find out!

https://allthecoolstuff.co.uk/collections/my-little-pony

2nd Edit:  Received another reply from All the Cool Stuff, in response to me asking if the ponies would be in their physical storefront:

They sure will, we have had the samples on display here since the Girls Go Retro show we hosted :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2018, 12:35:56 PM
I emailed All the Cool Stuff (the UK website that was offering them) and they said:

Hi (name),

thanks for your question, they are launching next week within the UK, however only through selected retail partners, where this is not a Hasbro distributed product.


I didn't ask them which retailers because it seemed a little gauche to ask, "Cool!  So which stores are they in apart from yours?"  ;)  But I assume they will be in All the Cool Stuff's brick-and-mortar storefront as well as online.  And the address for that (or at least one of them, I don't know if they have multiple locations?) is:

64 High Street
Fordingbridge
Hampshire

Hope that helps the UK collectors a bit.

Edit: 

They also have the Collector ponies on their website!  Does that mean they will also be in physical stores?  I guess we'll find out!

https://allthecoolstuff.co.uk/collections/my-little-pony


Thanks for that, LM. Which proves that TBD lied to us about Spring...even when I asked them about it the other week they said they came out in the UK in Spring which is clearly not true.

I don't even know where Fordingbridge is and Hampshire is a long way away but I know there are pony folk down that way. It's pretty South.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on August 03, 2018, 12:41:25 PM
"Lied" is a strong word :/ There was probably just a change of plans, or perhaps TRU closing screwed things up. No need to act like there's a huge conspiracy going on.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 03, 2018, 12:49:56 PM
"Lied" is a strong word :/ There was probably just a change of plans, or perhaps TRU closing screwed things up. No need to act like there's a huge conspiracy going on.

I never said conspiracy, stop being so melodramatic. A lie is when someone tells you something not true. Last week someone at tbd told me they were out in the UK and the reason I couldn't find them was that they were sold out.

That was a lie so I call it a lie. If they don't know or plans change then fine but say so. Everyone understands a change in circs but not when they are not honest about it because then it us hard to know what is actually happening. It is a sign of poor customer service and I hate that.

Stop making more of my post than I said.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on August 03, 2018, 01:17:50 PM
-shrug- Seems to me that you're being melodramatic. Again, I highly doubt they were intentionally trying to steer you wrong and "lie" to you. They'll show up over here eventually, we just have to be patient.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on August 03, 2018, 01:22:13 PM
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Edit:  But they do come with a BIG sticker that has all five of them on it!  Yes, even Sunlight who is not in the pack.  ;)  So that's cute.  It also comes with a pink brush, which is funny because the only 1st set rainbow pony with a pink brush is . . . Sunlight.  They booted the poor thing out and stole her brush . . . :P

Isn't that great?

The price on Amazon in USD is literally the retail price of purchasing the 5. I wouldn't be saving anything by getting the multipack if I need to get the straggler, anyway.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 03, 2018, 01:24:49 PM
My local Targets don't even have MLP retro shelf tags right now. All the back (game section) facing end caps in the toy aisles have all tags removed and are all "clearance" merchandise. They have been like this for several weeks. I am hoping that will change once the "official" release date passes on August 15th.

Mine is the same way.  I only got what I got by visiting a different Target store while on a road trip and ordering the Parlor for pick up.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 03, 2018, 01:40:46 PM
I am wondering if the five pack is something retailers requested (like the "scented-ness").  Target often has long "multi-packs" of Fashion Styling G4s.  I think some parents like giving a big Christmas present, so maybe this kind of presentation appeals to them?

It is odd though, between having just ONE pony missing from the set and the fact that it's literally a better value to buy them all separate (because then you get more accessories for the same price).  But, uh, I wish them well I guess.  :P  At least it shows they have confidence in the product!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2018, 02:13:46 PM
So the 5 pack only comes with one brush? :rofl:  I have to agree that’s it’s better to buy each pony separately rather than in this set because you get a sticker, brush and ribbon with each pony and it’s missing Sunlight.  I do like the exclusive sticker though.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 03, 2018, 02:16:40 PM
So the 5 pack only comes with one brush? :rofl:  I have to agree that’s it’s better to buy each pony separately rather than in this set because you get a sticker, brush and ribbon with each pony and it’s missing Sunlight.  I do like the exclusive sticker though.

Ponyfan

They must be trying the communal living thing.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 03, 2018, 02:22:36 PM
:lmao:

I just hope they don't fight over the hairbrush!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on August 03, 2018, 02:48:30 PM
So the 5 pack only comes with one brush? :rofl:  I have to agree that’s it’s better to buy each pony separately rather than in this set because you get a sticker, brush and ribbon with each pony and it’s missing Sunlight.  I do like the exclusive sticker though.

Ponyfan

They must be trying the communal living thing.
:lmao:

I just hope they don't fight over the hairbrush!

:rofl: :lmao: :frolic: :silly:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Bebopgroove on August 03, 2018, 03:03:46 PM
Me and Ponypunk went out to several Targets that, on their website, listed as having the Pretty Parlor in stock in their store, but there was absolutely nothing once we got there. No Pretty Parlor, no rainbows, not even the six Collectors set (but they did have baby sea ponies and the g4 liquid motion ponies on clearence).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2018, 03:28:44 PM
:lmao:

I just hope they don't fight over the hairbrush!

:rofl: :rofl:

Skydancer: It’s obvious it’s my brush. I can reach up and touch it.

I’m sorry you didn’t find the Rainbow ponies or Pretty Parlor Bebopgroove. Ive has the Target website tell me the store has stuff in stock and then when I get the the employees can’t find it.

My store has all of the retro pony stuff on a back  endcap but that seems to be an exception to most Target stores.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on August 03, 2018, 03:59:44 PM
I am wondering if the five pack is something retailers requested (like the "scented-ness").  Target often has long "multi-packs" of Fashion Styling G4s.  I think some parents like giving a big Christmas present, so maybe this kind of presentation appeals to them?

It is odd though, between having just ONE pony missing from the set and the fact that it's literally a better value to buy them all separate (because then you get more accessories for the same price).  But, uh, I wish them well I guess.  :P  At least it shows they have confidence in the product!

I bet that's it- maybe Target requested the 5 pack (since they seem to like to sell the 5 packs of other ponies/dolls).

I'm thinking also it was priced with the plan for it to go on sale- usually those 5 packs go 30% pretty fast- so I would probably avoid the pack until then even if I were so inclined...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on August 03, 2018, 04:17:23 PM
:lmao:

I just hope they don't fight over the hairbrush!

:rofl: :rofl:

Skydancer: It’s obvious it’s my brush. I can reach up and touch it.


Ponyfan

:lmao:

♪ By right it should be meee
Look what I can doooo
Take a brush up in the sky
And touch it with my hoooof ♪
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on August 03, 2018, 04:18:31 PM
♪ By right it should be meee
Look what I can doooo
Take a brush up in the sky
And touch it with my hoooof ♪

:rofl: :lmao: I love it!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 03, 2018, 04:22:27 PM
:lmao:

I just hope they don't fight over the hairbrush!

:rofl: :rofl:

Skydancer: It’s obvious it’s my brush. I can reach up and touch it.


Ponyfan

:lmao:

♪ By right it should be meee
Look what I can doooo
Take a brush up in the sky
And touch it with my hoooof ♪

XD
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on August 03, 2018, 05:55:45 PM
Ahhh finally!  I checked back at Target Seattle/downtown just now-

And an employee was unpacking some of the box mountains.  I didn't want to bug him so I searched around until I found a likely shaped box and the right DPC code- and... success!!!

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on August 03, 2018, 08:30:38 PM
Ahhh finally!  I checked back at Target Seattle/downtown just now-

And an employee was unpacking some of the box mountains.  I didn't want to bug him so I searched around until I found a likely shaped box and the right DPC code- and... success!!!

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Congrats!
Watch out for Sunshines very strong vanilla, well atleast mine was. Could smell her when I picked up the package.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 03, 2018, 09:18:54 PM
Ahhh finally!  I checked back at Target Seattle/downtown just now-

And an employee was unpacking some of the box mountains.  I didn't want to bug him so I searched around until I found a likely shaped box and the right DPC code- and... success!!!

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Congrats :cheer:  :cheer: :cheer:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on August 03, 2018, 09:48:32 PM
Congrats Galactica! They look so good together :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 04, 2018, 08:29:40 AM
We don't have a Starshine so I can't comment on her smell but last night we had a gathering of Rainbow ponies and decided Parasol is the most potent. Naynie's Sunlight was really smelly when she was deboxed a month or more ago but she's now not that scented at all really.

I opened my Moonstone last night as sister is home too for the weekend, and she's randomly bought herself Skydancer without telling me, so she got deboxed as well. I am so glad Skydancer isn't banana scented, although apricot is a bit weird.

I am sure I can smell celery on Moonstone as well. ;)

My Windy is still in her box but I am really hoping some of these do show up in UK stores so I can get another one to debox (Windy!). I actually think Moonstone is possibly the nicest (bearing in mind I haven't seen Starshine). Mine certainly has the nicest hair.

Anyone who has deboxed these, do your shy pose ones have really weirdly loose heads?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: banditpony on August 04, 2018, 02:07:32 PM
I saw these and the parlor in NE Ohio :)

I was about to pick up Moonstone for my child's upcoming birthday... then I hesitated because it looked so grey. >_<; Then again my eyes have been seeing color lately.

Moonstone wasn't originally that grey was she?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on August 04, 2018, 02:44:22 PM
AAAAAAHH! Finally some signs of ponies arriving to Finland! But.. the date is 05.10.2018. This is soo unfair, I have been depressed and jealous of other people getting them and I still have to wait, uuuuughh, also they cost 17,00€ ($19.50).  :(
https://www.karkkainen.com/verkkokauppa/my-little-pony-retro-windy-tuoksuponi
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on August 04, 2018, 02:57:19 PM
AAAAAAHH! Finally some signs of ponies arriving to Finland! But.. the date is 05.10.2018. This is soo unfair, I have been depressed and jealous of other people getting them and I still have to wait, uuuuughh, also they cost 17,00€ ($19.50).  :(
https://www.karkkainen.com/verkkokauppa/my-little-pony-retro-windy-tuoksuponi

If you can use the swedish version of 'cdon' there they have the Rainbow ponies still, bit pricy though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 04, 2018, 03:25:01 PM
AAAAAAHH! Finally some signs of ponies arriving to Finland! But.. the date is 05.10.2018. This is soo unfair, I have been depressed and jealous of other people getting them and I still have to wait, uuuuughh, also they cost 17,00€ ($19.50).  :(
https://www.karkkainen.com/verkkokauppa/my-little-pony-retro-windy-tuoksuponi
yeah they are about $20 CAD as well up here in Canada.  I don't want to think about how much the Pretty Parlour is going to cost...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 04, 2018, 04:01:37 PM
My Target's toy section was MESSY. Lots of out of stocks last night, too. No individual Hot Wheels, things got rearranged, currently no retro endcap because they have so many clearance endcaps that they had to overflow to two bike accessory endcaps!

I didn't see the rainbow ponies, but I wasn't going to buy them yet so I didn't ask.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 04, 2018, 05:02:36 PM
AAAAAAHH! Finally some signs of ponies arriving to Finland! But.. the date is 05.10.2018. This is soo unfair, I have been depressed and jealous of other people getting them and I still have to wait, uuuuughh, also they cost 17,00€ ($19.50).  :(
https://www.karkkainen.com/verkkokauppa/my-little-pony-retro-windy-tuoksuponi

At least it's a confirmation for you that yes, when they said Scandinavia, they did mean Finland too. It's been a long and annoying wait for most of Europe and also Canada for any of these and a lot of places still waiting and hoping to see them in stores :/ I also agree the price is a bit crazy. I think the RRP here for rainbows is around $17 so not quite as high as yours but not great :/

I love to see the pictures from everyone from the store shelves but it makes me sad that hasn't happened here yet and it's not clear if it will. And after being assured of ponies in Spring, it's sad that it's been pushed to Summer and Autumn for most Europeans while they're out already in the US...and a lot cheaper.

But at least it's a step in the right direction. I guess they're looking to hit the Christmas rush for you guys?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 04, 2018, 05:11:28 PM
I saw these and the parlor in NE Ohio :)

I was about to pick up Moonstone for my child's upcoming birthday... then I hesitated because it looked so grey. >_<; Then again my eyes have been seeing color lately.

Moonstone wasn't originally that grey was she?

Original Moonstone is a dusky powder blue.  If I could find my 80s Moonstone I'd take comparison pics but I'm not sure where that pony is right now.

@ Galactica - That also means the stores are restocking pretty fast, if you got a set of Rainbow ponies from Pike Place when I grabbed a complete set from there a couple days before, so that's good.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 04, 2018, 06:40:28 PM
I started to get my childhood Moonstone and take comparison pics but my childhood Moonstone is very played with condition and I wasn't sure if she would be the best candidate for comparison pics with 35th anniversary Moonstone. That being said if anyone does want me to take comparison pics with my childhood Moonstone I'd be happy to do so.


My Target just had one Skydancer left, a few Collector Pose ponies, and the 2 Pretty Parlors. I noticed that the Pretty Parlors are on top of a Peppa Pig tag that says $39.99 even though the correct tag and price for the Pretty Parlor is on the shelf below that one.

The first Starshine I found had a larger than normal gap in her neck


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 04, 2018, 07:20:38 PM
Checked the other nearby Target today, after someone at the Target I was at yesterday said they had the Parlor in stock. They must have sold them both sometime later yesterday though because they were out of stock when I went there today. Called up the third closest and asked them, and while Brickseek says they're in stock, they're still in transit to them so they don't really have them yet. Just ended up ordering it on their site, should arrive Wednesday!

Not as exciting as buying it in store, but eh. I'll get the Rainbows too, probably will wait just till I see them in the store rather than going really out of my way like I'm doing with the Parlor.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: banditpony on August 04, 2018, 07:28:27 PM
I started to get my childhood Moonstone and take comparison pics but my childhood Moonstone is very played with condition and I wasn't sure if she would be the best candidate for comparison pics with 35th anniversary Moonstone. That being said if anyone does want me to take comparison pics with my childhood Moonstone I'd be happy to do so.

I'd love it if you could :)

It's so hard to remember my childhood moonstone. I know she wasn't pure blue, but I just didn't think she was that grey. I know the retro artwork has her as a pretty pure blue and maybe that's misleading me.

If it looks similar to an 80s one then I won't mind go getting her. :3
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 04, 2018, 08:02:30 PM
There are multiple versions of 80s Moonstone with varying body shades as she was released and rereleased a few times, one of those versions does closely match the new one but not 100% obviously as the new one still remains a tad darker.

The pink streak in her hair also originally came in either saturated dark pink (similar to the new rerelease which was a color more common in the UK and Europe) or a muted reddish pink which was more common in the US.

The original also had different shades of eye colors ranging from very dark maroon to super bright fuchsia pink which matches the new one.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 04, 2018, 08:10:50 PM
Wow, I didn't know there were so many different Moonstones. :) I took comparison pics of mine with 35th anniversary Moonstone.


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I think the 35th anniversary one is a pretty close match to my childhood Moonstone. :)


My phone camera doesn't seem to pick up her shade of blue very well.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 04, 2018, 09:24:34 PM
Brickseek doesn't look like it works in Canada...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 04, 2018, 09:25:46 PM
Your childhood Moonstone looks like how I recall my 80s Moonstone looking.  :)  A pretty unique color!  I'm not sure if any MLP had that particular shade of blue besides Moonstone.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on August 05, 2018, 09:27:54 AM
Oh, I just noticed on Basic Fun's site they have listed AMOtoys as a distributor which is a Nordic importer and marketer, meaning Rainbow ponies should be at least available at BR-Toys, Toys 'R' Us, Prisma, K-Citymarket, Kärkkäinen, possibly Tokmanni and what ever else.

http://mlpretro.basicfun.com/rainbow-ponies/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 05, 2018, 02:32:24 PM
Anyone (help, please?) - If in your hunt for rainbow ponies you come across a SSC Peach Blush, please snag me one. I am having a heck of a time finding her :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: daizy18 on August 05, 2018, 03:32:57 PM
Found 3 of the 6 today in a San Diego Target! They also had the Pretty Parlor available. Is anyone finding one particular pony harder to find than the others? I'm thinking Sunlight might be quite elusive since she isn't included in the 5-pack collection.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 05, 2018, 04:59:31 PM
Anyone (help, please?) - If in your hunt for rainbow ponies you come across a SSC Peach Blush, please snag me one. I am having a heck of a time finding her :(

I've started keeping an eye out for her recently since it was mentioned people are having a hard time finding her.  Right now the only two SSC dolls left are on the clearance end caps.  My Target hasn't put out the retro endcap yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 05, 2018, 05:24:53 PM
Well, the good news is none of them are shortpacked . . . they come in a box of six which contains one of each pony.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 05, 2018, 08:53:43 PM
Wow, I didn't know there were so many different Moonstones. :) I took comparison pics of mine with 35th anniversary Moonstone.


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I think the 35th anniversary one is a pretty close match to my childhood Moonstone. :)


My phone camera doesn't seem to pick up her shade of blue very well.

Ponyfan

Love seeing comparison pics, thanks a lot Ponyfan! Your original has blush that is stronger and nicer than the new ones <3
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 05, 2018, 11:30:25 PM
I'm glad so many like the comparison pics. :) I'm surprised I didn't notice the brighter blush on my childhood Moonstone when I was taking pics :lol:  I agree that Moonstone is a unique color .




Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 06, 2018, 12:01:15 AM
I've started keeping an eye out for her recently since it was mentioned people are having a hard time finding her.  Right now the only two SSC dolls left are on the clearance end caps.  My Target hasn't put out the retro endcap yet.

Yeah, it is totally crazy. I did not even know they released her until they already went on clearance. Basic Fun Toys kind of sucks at marketing.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 06, 2018, 02:25:31 AM
Anyone (help, please?) - If in your hunt for rainbow ponies you come across a SSC Peach Blush, please snag me one. I am having a heck of a time finding her :(

Icey, do you have the DCPI? I don't mind doll hunting and there are several Targets on my area
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 06, 2018, 02:50:22 AM
Icey, do you have the DCPI? I don't mind doll hunting and there are several Targets on my area

Awww, thank you!

I do not, but the manager at my local Target said all of the SSC dolls have the same number.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 06, 2018, 05:08:14 AM
After a long week with lots of random errand traveling and ten different Targets later, I finally found (and bought) five of the rainbow ponies. For any Orange County, California people, this was at the Target in Costa Mesa/Santa Anna near South Coast Plaza. I did notice that of the Targets I went to, 4 of them did have the Pretty Parlor on the shelf, but these were only the Targets that had reset the retro end cap section. The one missing was Starshine. I am pretty sure they are being shipped in sets. At two of the Targets they had 5/6 of the original six shelved next to the empty rainbow pony spaces so these look like they will be continued to be reordered for now.

On a side note, I looked on Ebay (just because I was curious) and discovered there is someone two cities over from me already selling them and the Pretty Parlor. So that adds a little more competition to nab them from stores (I also saw some of the original six release being sold in a toy store in the local mall for an upcharge). Eventually, I am sure there will probably be enough to go around, but for now it is going to be a waiting game.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 06, 2018, 12:59:54 PM
I think the Pretty Parlor must be shipped in sets of 2. The only Target I've found them at has 2 on the shelf.

In my area I haven't seen a Parasol. She seems to go first when my Target restocks.

Where do you find the DCPI number for the Strawberry Shortcake dolls/Peach Blush? Is it the same as the barcode number?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 07, 2018, 02:23:21 PM
I haven't had much luck finding anymore rainbow ponies at Target (even with Brickseeker). My 3yo has a new love for ponies so we would love to have a 2nd set to debox.  She's been asking to bath them and comb their hair :lol: She even tried to convince by telling me we will just open "1"(Windy) and save the rest for another day! 

It's probably good news that the rainbow ponies are flying off the shelf ^.^  Oh and I have not seen any pony parlors either.  Ive decided to just wait for Amazon preorder(Aug15), but yes the excitement is just different.  And order the pony parlor thru Target since Amzon release for the parlor is still end of Sept.  Ah, I can't wait for the next release of unicorn and pegasus ponies :drunk:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 07, 2018, 03:27:39 PM
I can't even...find them at my store? There's no retro endcap and I didn't see them in the pony aisle themselves...where has everyone been finding theirs?
I'll probably just have to bother the service desk when they're not busy.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on August 07, 2018, 04:44:26 PM
We recently checked a big German TRU and there was no G1 to be seen.
We found the Rainbows for 20€ online, distributed by Asmokids. 20 Euros...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 07, 2018, 04:48:00 PM
I can't even...find them at my store? There's no retro endcap and I didn't see them in the pony aisle themselves...where has everyone been finding theirs?
I'll probably just have to bother the service desk when they're not busy.

I've found them in 2 places so far. The 1st time they were with the other ponies in the pony aisle and the next time they were on an endcap with Lite Brite, the Collector Ponies. the Pretty Parlor and retro Care Bears.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 07, 2018, 07:35:40 PM
I stopped by Target today and found the Collectors Ponies on an endcap with the Pretty Parlor and some Care Bears. No SSC, sorry Icey. I'll try to check the others later this week. My mobility's a little hampered right now.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on August 07, 2018, 08:09:42 PM
We recently checked a big German TRU and there was no G1 to be seen.
We found the Rainbows for 20€ online, distributed by Asmokids. 20 Euros...

Ouch- that's about $23USD a piece.  Hopefully they will pop up cheaper places- maybe once Amazon has them?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on August 07, 2018, 08:47:04 PM
We recently checked a big German TRU and there was no G1 to be seen.
We found the Rainbows for 20€ online, distributed by Asmokids. 20 Euros...

Ouch- that's about $23USD a piece.  Hopefully they will pop up cheaper places- maybe once Amazon has them?

It was on amazon! It's fluctuating between 17 and 20 bucks right now. My friend got a couple, they are very good quality. But they could be cheaper still.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 08, 2018, 02:32:03 AM
I dropped by Target today and they had two Pretty Parlors on the shelf!  The Rainbow ponies hadn't restocked yet, but they did have a couple Collector ponies left:  two Blue Belles and three Blossoms.  I was surprised by that, Blossom is often out of stock.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 08, 2018, 02:33:04 AM
I can't even...find them at my store? There's no retro endcap and I didn't see them in the pony aisle themselves...where has everyone been finding theirs?
I'll probably just have to bother the service desk when they're not busy.

Since the release is just starting to come in it is completely hit and miss and is totally dependent on if the Target has reset their retro end cap. Most Target's around me are still using the end caps for clearance, so if your local Target is the same way unfortunately your going to have to wait. If the Target has reset the retro end cap, you should find them on an end cap facing the board games wall (or the shelf tags for them at least) with the Lite Brites, Holly Hobby Colorforms, Carebears, old games like Trouble and other retro MLP (collector set/Pretty Parlor). Up until last Sunday I had only been able to find shelf tags for them at certain Targets with no product yet in store while others had only clearance.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 08, 2018, 04:53:49 AM
Amazon in the States has them listed as pre-sale, with a release date of August 15th.  Am going to see if I can pre-order Moonstone this weekend. Hopefully, they will fulfill it.

My Target as of last Sunday was in the process of resetting the entire toy department. Didn't have time to check all the sections, in case something was misplaced because it was very busy. The retro end cap was a mess of the clearance and regular priced items.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 08, 2018, 08:58:06 AM
We recently checked a big German TRU and there was no G1 to be seen.
We found the Rainbows for 20€ online, distributed by Asmokids. 20 Euros...

Ouch- that's about $23USD a piece.  Hopefully they will pop up cheaper places- maybe once Amazon has them?

It was on amazon! It's fluctuating between 17 and 20 bucks right now. My friend got a couple, they are very good quality. But they could be cheaper still.
I just had a look on Amazon.de and it's crazy O.o. In the UK, the Asmokids ones are more expensive but now we have the preorder at £12.99. But the German site has the listing with the manky Starshine image shown at €22 which is more than the Asmokids ones? That's an insane price.
https://www.amazon.de/My-Little-Pony-34805-Retro/dp/B0789JFWPV
I linked it because (if my German isn't failing me) it seems to be in stock but although it's using the same images it doesn't say Basic Fun. The UK site says Basic Fun but they're not out yet.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35255-Starshine-Scented/dp/B0789JFWPV

Incidentally while looking for this I noticed that all six Rainbows are finally now up on the preorder on the UK site:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?url=search-alias%3Dtoys&field-keywords=basic+fun+scented

(Also good to see that all six collector ponies are also now available, Butterscotch and Bluebelle are also showing up)

I still hope we're going to see them in stores. If the TRU collapse was really the reason for the delay, though, it wouldn't have affected Germany, so I am now inclined to think it's something else and they just haven't been honest about the status of things and the delay getting them to Europe.

I have three of the new rainbows. I've bought 2 of them(Windy and Parasol) at the higher price but used vouchers so didn't really pay anything much for them. I don't know if I would've bought them if I didn't have the vouchers. Sister bought Moonstone for me recently as well, and she got Skydancer and Sunlight for herself with her vouchers. I think the quality varies - of mine Moonstone is definitely the best quality.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 08, 2018, 04:22:02 PM
I stopped by Target today and found the Collectors Ponies on an endcap with the Pretty Parlor and some Care Bears. No SSC, sorry Icey. I'll try to check the others later this week. My mobility's a little hampered right now.

No worries! Thank you so much for trying. I wonder if they are clearancing out the line PB is in because the babies are going to be released soon (I hope)? It is crazy, right? I know there are other collectors in my area because a bunch of them came to my yard sale last year - LOL!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 08, 2018, 07:00:30 PM
Yes the Amazon Canada sellers have their 35th Anniversary Original 6 ponies listed for $30+
Totally rip-off crazy but Canadians don't really have as many options to buy from! 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on August 09, 2018, 06:34:19 PM
We recently checked a big German TRU and there was no G1 to be seen.
We found the Rainbows for 20€ online, distributed by Asmokids. 20 Euros...

Ouch- that's about $23USD a piece.  Hopefully they will pop up cheaper places- maybe once Amazon has them?

It was on amazon! It's fluctuating between 17 and 20 bucks right now. My friend got a couple, they are very good quality. But they could be cheaper still.
I just had a look on Amazon.de and it's crazy O.o. In the UK, the Asmokids ones are more expensive but now we have the preorder at £12.99. But the German site has the listing with the manky Starshine image shown at €22 which is more than the Asmokids ones? That's an insane price.
https://www.amazon.de/My-Little-Pony-34805-Retro/dp/B0789JFWPV
I linked it because (if my German isn't failing me) it seems to be in stock but although it's using the same images it doesn't say Basic Fun. The UK site says Basic Fun but they're not out yet.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Basic-Fun-35255-Starshine-Scented/dp/B0789JFWPV

Incidentally while looking for this I noticed that all six Rainbows are finally now up on the preorder on the UK site:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?url=search-alias%3Dtoys&field-keywords=basic+fun+scented

(Also good to see that all six collector ponies are also now available, Butterscotch and Bluebelle are also showing up)

I still hope we're going to see them in stores. If the TRU collapse was really the reason for the delay, though, it wouldn't have affected Germany, so I am now inclined to think it's something else and they just haven't been honest about the status of things and the delay getting them to Europe.

I have three of the new rainbows. I've bought 2 of them(Windy and Parasol) at the higher price but used vouchers so didn't really pay anything much for them. I don't know if I would've bought them if I didn't have the vouchers. Sister bought Moonstone for me recently as well, and she got Skydancer and Sunlight for herself with her vouchers. I think the quality varies - of mine Moonstone is definitely the best quality.

I hope the price will settle. My friend couldn't wait any longer and I got to see them and debox one. So tempting!

Starshine's smell is intense. I got a nose full of marshmallow perfume and it almost got me a headache. But it was such a nostalgic smell somehow. They remind me if the Sweet Berry or Sundae Best ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 09, 2018, 06:56:56 PM
I am getting crazy wiggles of anticipation for the Peachy Parlor to come to Canada... but nobody has seen it yet, right?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 09, 2018, 08:34:27 PM
There was a Q posted on BF fb(8/7/18), asking: "Basic Fun Toys I was so happy to just get the Pretty Parlor and scented Rainbow Ponies at Target in the US this past week. When and where is this gorgeous Unicorn and Pegasus collection???!"

Basic Fun Toys replied: "Our pretty ponies will only be available in Target"

Does this mean something happened with Amazon???  And BF will NOT be selling the next wave(peg&unis) of ponies through Amazon???   Will Target be the sole exclusive retailer of BF retro ponies???    :blink:...    :shocked:...

Btw... Ive very much disliked the disorganization and pony chase at in-store Target...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 09, 2018, 08:38:56 PM
There was a Q posted on BF fb(8/7/18), asking: "Basic Fun Toys I was so happy to just get the Pretty Parlor and scented Rainbow Ponies at Target in the US this past week. When and where is this gorgeous Unicorn and Pegasus collection???!"

Basic Fun Toys replied: "Our pretty ponies will only be available in Target"

Does this mean something happened with Amazon???  And BF will NOT be selling the next wave(peg&unis) of ponies through Amazon???   Will Target be the sole exclusive retailer of BF retro ponies???    :blink:...    :shocked:...

Btw... Ive very much disliked the disorganization and pony chase at in-store Target...

I think they mean as far as physical retailers go.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on August 09, 2018, 08:43:35 PM
There was a Q posted on BF fb(8/7/18), asking: "Basic Fun Toys I was so happy to just get the Pretty Parlor and scented Rainbow Ponies at Target in the US this past week. When and where is this gorgeous Unicorn and Pegasus collection???!"

Basic Fun Toys replied: "Our pretty ponies will only be available in Target"

Does this mean something happened with Amazon???  And BF will NOT be selling the next wave(peg&unis) of ponies through Amazon???   Will Target be the sole exclusive retailer of BF retro ponies???    :blink:...    :shocked:...

Btw... Ive very much disliked the disorganization and pony chase at in-store Target...

I think they mean as far as physical retailers go.
Yeah, probably. I mean, on their website they still have Toys R Us listed as a retailer so... http://mlpretro.basicfun.com/collector-ponies/#where-to-buy They do have other retailers listed for the rainbows. I for one am confused.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 09, 2018, 08:49:18 PM
Would make more sense to reply with all their retailers wouldnt you think?  Giving those who are interested more options/places to look and buy.  Why would BF only reply Target and exclude the other retailers and not promote their own product to sell...?  Seems dumb on BF's part.   -_-


But then again maybe I just read too much into BFs response as well :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 09, 2018, 09:13:53 PM
Are all the new rainbow ponies "scented?" I found 3/6 today and they all say "scented pony!" On the box. I was a little confused by this, since I don't remember them being scented originally... (Did I miss something?) I don't mind, they smell like the SSC dolls to me, just a little baffling. I guess they were going for a something-old-something-new sorta thing.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 09, 2018, 09:27:00 PM
Yes they're all scented, no the originals were not. Early announcements that they would be sold first in Europe/UK led some to speculate that that market would be more likely to buy them with scents but who knows the real reason.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on August 09, 2018, 09:37:22 PM
Would make more sense to reply with all their retailers wouldnt you think?  Giving those who are interested more options/places to look and buy.  Why would BF only reply Target and exclude the other retailers and not promote their own product to sell...?  Seems dumb on BF's part.   -_-


But then again maybe I just read too much into BFs response as well :P

Target could have promised to carry future waves (no matter how well current waves sell) in exchange for exclusivity rights.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 09, 2018, 09:59:46 PM
There was a Q posted on BF fb(8/7/18), asking: "Basic Fun Toys I was so happy to just get the Pretty Parlor and scented Rainbow Ponies at Target in the US this past week. When and where is this gorgeous Unicorn and Pegasus collection???!"

Basic Fun Toys replied: "Our pretty ponies will only be available in Target"

Does this mean something happened with Amazon???  And BF will NOT be selling the next wave(peg&unis) of ponies through Amazon???   Will Target be the sole exclusive retailer of BF retro ponies???    :blink:...    :shocked:...

Btw... Ive very much disliked the disorganization and pony chase at in-store Target...

I think they mean as far as physical retailers go.

I agree that this is likely what they meant.

Quote
that market would be more likely to buy them with scents but who knows the real reason.

We actually do know the reason in this case, and you're correct!  Foxtale got to talk to Basic Fun at Toy Fair and they said the retailers had requested the scents.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 09, 2018, 11:10:12 PM
We all know the Target employees like to just smell the scented toys for sale.  :P
Still not finding them ANYWHERE in my store.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 09, 2018, 11:19:18 PM
We all know the Target employees like to just smell the scented toys for sale.  :P
Still not finding them ANYWHERE in my store.

Lol
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 09, 2018, 11:22:54 PM
Basic Fun Toys promotion department is terrible. They need to up their game!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 09, 2018, 11:28:08 PM
They sent Collector ponies to various toy and "cutesy" (I don't know how else to describe them? bloggers with a pastel aesthetic?) Youtube bloggers, which was a pretty savvy move.  A great way to get free publicity among audiences who are already into that 'look', for no more than $20 or $30 a pop.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 09, 2018, 11:32:21 PM
Basic Fun Toys promotion department is terrible. They need to up their game!

I think this too. This seems the most likely explanation. They actually didn't answer the question asked, not really, and my experience is that they really don't know what they are doing...

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 10, 2018, 04:31:15 PM
Ooh - got an email today from // All The Cool Stuff UK // saying that my Moonstone + Starshine were shipped!
 :newpony: :newpony:

Can't wait!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 10, 2018, 07:25:14 PM
Ooh - got an email today from // All The Cool Stuff UK // saying that my Moonstone + Starshine were shipped!
 :newpony: :newpony:

Can't wait!!!!!!!!

Good news! It is afoot! :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Whippycorn on August 10, 2018, 08:19:12 PM
Oooh! I'm super excited about these, especially Windy and Moonstone! Do we know if they will be in shops or should I find them online?  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 10, 2018, 08:25:03 PM
Oooh! I'm super excited about these, especially Windy and Moonstone! Do we know if they will be in shops or should I find them online?  :)

According to TBD they have been here since the Spring and we aren't finding them because they sold out -.-.

So since that's obviously not the case, we really don't know yet :/ Online is confirmed for this month as well on Amazon, all the rainbows and all the collector ponies are on preorder there for next week I think.

Stores? I guess it will be a case of whether any of us spot them. I am going to check a few stores round here before I move at the end of the month. Fingers crossed. I'd love to see them...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 10, 2018, 09:17:09 PM
Ooh - got an email today from // All The Cool Stuff UK // saying that my Moonstone + Starshine were shipped!
 :newpony: :newpony:

Can't wait!!!!!!!!

Good news! It is afoot! :D

or ahoof!

*groan*

 :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 10, 2018, 09:43:19 PM
Whoo hoo on the ponies finally being in the UK. Well in the care of the post anyway. ;)

Something a little interesting happening on basic fun's facebook page at the minute is that the lady who designed the Pretty Parlour is commenting on the post about it.

It seems that it was the first toy she designed outside of college and she was also responsible for the rereleases although she seems to think it came with a dog when it was in purple...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 10, 2018, 09:50:04 PM
They sent Collector ponies to various toy and "cutesy" (I don't know how else to describe them? bloggers with a pastel aesthetic?) Youtube bloggers, which was a pretty savvy move.  A great way to get free publicity among audiences who are already into that 'look', for no more than $20 or $30 a pop.

That is cool if you follow bloggers. I am not really into that. I am an old fart - LOL!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 10, 2018, 11:03:49 PM
Opened up my Pretty Parlor only to find Peachy's hearts are completely smudged on one side! One of the hearts is half gone... Just my luck. I'm hoping to exchange it for a different one if they still have anymore in stock... I hope no one else's Peachy's have screwed up cutie marks!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Magicharp on August 10, 2018, 11:53:06 PM
Ribbs,

Try bidding Peachy on Ebay. She's by herself and could be a good replacement for that flawed version of her.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 11, 2018, 12:31:56 AM
That sucks Ribbs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 11, 2018, 12:34:26 AM
Ribbs,

Try bidding on this Peachy. She's by herself and could be a good replacement for that flawed version of her.

May wanna remove the link, live listings that are not your own are against the rules.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Magicharp on August 11, 2018, 12:45:59 AM
Done.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 11, 2018, 01:28:25 AM
Whoo hoo on the ponies finally being in the UK. Well in the care of the post anyway. ;)

Something a little interesting happening on basic fun's facebook page at the minute is that the lady who designed the Pretty Parlour is commenting on the post about it.

It seems that it was the first toy she designed outside of college and she was also responsible for the rereleases although she seems to think it came with a dog when it was in purple...

I'm looking at this now and I'm confused.  I don't see where she says that she is responsible for the rereleases?

Her first post is:

Quote
Omg! I designed the my lil pony pretty parlor playset 35 years ago when I was a 👩🏼‍🎨 designer at Hasbro! Thanks for the nostalgia!

Which doesn't really sound like she was involved much with the reproductions to me.

Then someone posts separately this question:

Quote
Is it just me or did you use Custard’s mold for the kitty instead of the cat the set originally came with?

and the previous person replies

Quote
Awesome observation! Yes all the pieces r in the same injection molded molds except the animals are rotomolded so they can be switched around! The next year I did it in purple with a 🐶 dog!

I find this reply really odd since it is still unclear as to whether she is talking about the retro releases or the originals.  If she is talking about the retro releases then why does she end her comment using past language?  If she is talking about the originals then it seems like she doesn't know what she is talking about?  Because the original releases did not use the same animals as SSC as far as I know.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 11, 2018, 02:09:47 AM
Whoo hoo on the ponies finally being in the UK. Well in the care of the post anyway. ;)

Something a little interesting happening on basic fun's facebook page at the minute is that the lady who designed the Pretty Parlour is commenting on the post about it.

It seems that it was the first toy she designed outside of college and she was also responsible for the rereleases although she seems to think it came with a dog when it was in purple...

I'm looking at this now and I'm confused.  I don't see where she says that she is responsible for the rereleases?

Her first post is:

Quote
Omg! I designed the my lil pony pretty parlor playset 35 years ago when I was a 👩🏼‍🎨 designer at Hasbro! Thanks for the nostalgia!

Which doesn't really sound like she was involved much with the reproductions to me.

Then someone posts separately this question:

Quote
Is it just me or did you use Custard’s mold for the kitty instead of the cat the set originally came with?

and the previous person replies

Quote
Awesome observation! Yes all the pieces r in the same injection molded molds except the animals are rotomolded so they can be switched around! The next year I did it in purple with a 🐶 dog!

I find this reply really odd since it is still unclear as to whether she is talking about the retro releases or the originals.  If she is talking about the retro releases then why does she end her comment using past language?  If she is talking about the originals then it seems like she doesn't know what she is talking about?  Because the original releases did not use the same animals as SSC as far as I know.

Probably looking for attention.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 11, 2018, 02:30:02 AM
They sent Collector ponies to various toy and "cutesy" (I don't know how else to describe them? bloggers with a pastel aesthetic?) Youtube bloggers, which was a pretty savvy move.  A great way to get free publicity among audiences who are already into that 'look', for no more than $20 or $30 a pop.

That is cool if you follow bloggers. I am not really into that. I am an old fart - LOL!

There's no reason to advertise to people like us who are following a 29 page thread about them, lol.  Gotta reach the people who wouldn't otherwise hear about them.

@ Taffeta  They will be available in the store of All The Cool Stuff, which as far as I can tell is here:

 64 St. Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1AX

Not living in the UK I have no idea where that is, LOL.  But I emailed them asking if they would have them in their physical store and they said yes.  In fact, they said they'd had a display of them up for some time!

Whoo hoo on the ponies finally being in the UK. Well in the care of the post anyway. ;)

Something a little interesting happening on basic fun's facebook page at the minute is that the lady who designed the Pretty Parlour is commenting on the post about it.

It seems that it was the first toy she designed outside of college and she was also responsible for the rereleases although she seems to think it came with a dog when it was in purple...

That's so cool!  I think she was the designer of the original, not the retro one.  She seems surprised but happy.  <3  I'll bet she is confusing the Show Stable's dog with the Brush Me Beautiful Boutique . . . It has been 30 years, after all.  ;) 

(In case anyone is wondering I googled her name and she was legit a toy designer for Hasbro.  She also mentioned on her FB that the Pretty Parlor was the first toy she designed after college.  She really knocked it out of the park for being a first timer!)

Someone should invite her to the next MLP Fair!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 11, 2018, 07:51:57 AM

@ Taffeta  They will be available in the store of All The Cool Stuff, which as far as I can tell is here:

 64 St. Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1AX

Not living in the UK I have no idea where that is, LOL.  But I emailed them asking if they would have them in their physical store and they said yes.  In fact, they said they'd had a display of them up for some time!

I am travelling down south to Portsmouth on Friday so, just *might* do a slight detour and see if I can find this shop in real life - even though I ordered from them online, it would be cool to see the ponies on display! Only slight problem being... I will have a 6-year-old pony fan with me who may encourage me to spend a bit more!  :lol:

ETA - it's 14 miles west, down the road from Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park so that's a day out planned!

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 11, 2018, 10:23:22 AM

@ Taffeta  They will be available in the store of All The Cool Stuff, which as far as I can tell is here:

 64 St. Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1AX

Not living in the UK I have no idea where that is, LOL.  But I emailed them asking if they would have them in their physical store and they said yes.  In fact, they said they'd had a display of them up for some time!

I am travelling down south to Portsmouth on Friday so, just *might* do a slight detour and see if I can find this shop in real life - even though I ordered from them online, it would be cool to see the ponies on display! Only slight problem being... I will have a 6-year-old pony fan with me who may encourage me to spend a bit more!  :lol:

ETA - it's 14 miles west, down the road from Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park so that's a day out planned!



Good luck hunting!

@LM - no use for most people since it's a long way out of the way for a lot of people here. (And as you know, my navigation is a bit ropey xD so even if I made it to the town, chances are I'm not finding the shop...)

Would love to see some pics from there, though, if its possible, Glitterball.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 11, 2018, 01:21:28 PM
This is me being VERY hopeful here, but did anyone else unbox their rainbow ponies (don't judge me. Starshine smells like freaking marshmallows and I just had to sniff at her!) Only to notice the inner box art features Seaponies as well as Sprinkles, the waterfall, Duck Soup and Brandy the dog? OMG, is this a sign of things to come?! Cross ALL your fingers! Unicorns and Pegasus are next, according to the Basic Fun toy company!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony\'s - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 11, 2018, 02:36:00 PM
There's no reason to advertise to people like us who are following a 29 page thread about them, lol.  Gotta reach the people who wouldn't otherwise hear about them.

True. I was thinking about my post from yesterday and imagine myself being the old lady in the neighborhood who yells at the kids to get off her lawn while throwing fakies at them - LOL! JK, I am not that old :P

Strawberry Shortcake is where I really think they drop the ball. There are very few active SSC fan boards out there anymore. The only one I know that is left is dead.

This is me being VERY hopeful here, but did anyone else unbox their rainbow ponies (don't judge me. Starshine smells like freaking marshmallows and I just had to sniff at her!) Only to notice the inner box art features Seaponies as well as Sprinkles, the waterfall, Duck Soup and Brandy the dog? OMG, is this a sign of things to come?! Cross ALL your fingers! Unicorns and Pegasus are next, according to the Basic Fun toy company!!

I did notice that. I am running out of room, so I went and deboxed both sets (collector and rainbow) and kept the insert from one box. I have never in my entire life owned a sea pony. I would love one!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 11, 2018, 02:40:05 PM
No Rainbow ponies or Pretty Parlor playsets at the Target I checked. :sad:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 11, 2018, 02:52:33 PM
Whoo hoo on the ponies finally being in the UK. Well in the care of the post anyway. ;)

Something a little interesting happening on basic fun's facebook page at the minute is that the lady who designed the Pretty Parlour is commenting on the post about it.

It seems that it was the first toy she designed outside of college and she was also responsible for the rereleases although she seems to think it came with a dog when it was in purple...

I'm looking at this now and I'm confused.  I don't see where she says that she is responsible for the rereleases?

Her first post is:

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Omg! I designed the my lil pony pretty parlor playset 35 years ago when I was a 👩🏼‍🎨 designer at Hasbro! Thanks for the nostalgia!

Which doesn't really sound like she was involved much with the reproductions to me.

Then someone posts separately this question:

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Is it just me or did you use Custard’s mold for the kitty instead of the cat the set originally came with?

and the previous person replies

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Awesome observation! Yes all the pieces r in the same injection molded molds except the animals are rotomolded so they can be switched around! The next year I did it in purple with a 🐶 dog!

I find this reply really odd since it is still unclear as to whether she is talking about the retro releases or the originals.  If she is talking about the retro releases then why does she end her comment using past language?  If she is talking about the originals then it seems like she doesn't know what she is talking about?  Because the original releases did not use the same animals as SSC as far as I know.

She was talking about the originals. I was referring to the rereleases of the Pretty Parlour as the Brush me Beautiful Boutique/Grooming Parlour since that is pretty much how she referred to them as since she said "next year". I wasn't talking about the "retro" rerelease.
Basically Brush me Beautiful/Grooming Parlour are rereleases of the Pretty Parlour in a different colourscheme.
I got the idea she misread the comment about the cat.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Whippycorn on August 11, 2018, 03:11:48 PM
Ooh, goodluck Glitterball! Sadly I'm up north, but I'm definitely going to be splashing out on some of these when I get my first paycheck at the end of September. Hopefully they'll be more widely available by then!  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 11, 2018, 04:19:46 PM


She was talking about the originals. I was referring to the rereleases of the Pretty Parlour as the Brush me Beautiful Boutique/Grooming Parlour since that is pretty much how she referred to them as since she said "next year". I wasn't talking about the "retro" rerelease.
Basically Brush me Beautiful/Grooming Parlour are rereleases of the Pretty Parlour in a different colourscheme.
I got the idea she misread the comment about the cat.


Ok, I see what you mean now.  Since this is a thread about the reproductions I thought you meant those with "rereleases" and where saying that she was responsible for the reproductions.  Further confused by her reply to a question that was also about the reproductions.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 11, 2018, 04:24:11 PM
This is me being VERY hopeful here, but did anyone else unbox their rainbow ponies (don't judge me. Starshine smells like freaking marshmallows and I just had to sniff at her!)    Only to notice the inner box art features Seaponies as well as Sprinkles, the waterfall, Duck Soup and Brandy the dog? OMG, is this a sign of things to come?! Cross ALL your fingers! Unicorns and Pegasus are next, according to the Basic Fun toy company!!

OMGEEEEEEEEEE  :freak: :freak: :freak: :freak: :freak:


ETA -
seaponies and intact shells *swoon*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 11, 2018, 05:50:52 PM
This is me being VERY hopeful here, but did anyone else unbox their rainbow ponies (don't judge me. Starshine smells like freaking marshmallows and I just had to sniff at her!) Only to notice the inner box art features Seaponies as well as Sprinkles, the waterfall, Duck Soup and Brandy the dog? OMG, is this a sign of things to come?! Cross ALL your fingers! Unicorns and Pegasus are next, according to the Basic Fun toy company!!


I'd love to see sea ponies the Waterfall and the Show Stable. :lovey:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 11, 2018, 06:41:40 PM
I would snap up repro Seaponies so fast, shells or no shells! (Although obviously, I want shells! :lol:) I would probably commit a minor crime to get a Waterfall with a blue Sprinkles like the old prototype.

My local Target finally put their Rainbow ponies out, and I got a Moonstone. (Ironically, buying her made me feel more nostalgic for G3, when I would have to constantly stalk Target for new exclusives, than G1. :P) I was pleasantly surprised that her scent wasn't terrible, but less impressed with her body color. She's not "wrong" per se, but the new Moonstone is quite a bit different from my own Moonstone, just due to quirks of production.

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My Moonstone is on the right. She's a small-symboled, magenta-eyed, reddish-haired, powder-blue-bodied version. The Moonstone on the left is out of my TLC box, and she's a large-symboled, maroon-eyed, reddish-haired, green-blue-bodied version. Repro Moonstone has large symbols, magenta eyes, and pink hair with a darker green-blue body. I'm very fond of her celadon green as a color on its own, but to me, it's not "Moonstone" and I wish they'd gone with powder blue instead. Oh well, I'm still thrilled to have her ready and waiting for her BFF Glory.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on August 12, 2018, 01:46:47 AM
Just been to another Target in San Diego and they don’t have them! :sad:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on August 12, 2018, 02:28:15 AM
I visited two local Targets, and there wasn't even a space for them in the MLP section.  Unless I'm looking in the wrong location for these.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 12, 2018, 03:03:25 AM
I visited two local Targets, and there wasn't even a space for them in the MLP section.  Unless I'm looking in the wrong location for these.
they are on endcaps with other retro toys, separate from the other MLP. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 12, 2018, 03:41:52 AM
You know, I'm wondering if my Target and others like it are holding on to all the clearance stuff till after this weekend.  It being tax free weekend and all.  Maybe they are hoping to get rid of a little more of the clearance stuff with all the extra shoppers and all.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 12, 2018, 04:46:11 AM
My friend got me the Parlor for my birthday party today! She also got one for herself, presumably wiping out that Target's selection. She said she avoided taking photos to post on social media cuz she didn't want me to know what she did or didn't find as far as retro ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 12, 2018, 05:22:36 AM
Strawberry Shortcake is where I really think they drop the ball. There are very few active SSC fan boards out there anymore. The only one I know that is left is dead.

Strawberry Shortcake did not need a fan board to sell well. The retro products by Basic Fun were started because of Strawberry Shortcake. If you watch the Toy Fair 2018 video they explain that they released a 35th anniversary Strawberry Shortcake doll (2015) along with a relaunch of a newly designed modern version and the retro one outsold the new (starting at 1:54 in the video). Hence they are now making a variety of retro merchandise and we are now are getting retro ponies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-_gfB-H3Y

Personally, I believe it sold well purely because of what it was. Those of us who loved her as a child, or still love her or collect her as an adult bought the toys when they came out for ourselves, or for our children. Nostalgia is a great seller. There were also plenty of places online where she was shared, here included.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on August 12, 2018, 11:22:49 AM
I visited two local Targets, and there wasn't even a space for them in the MLP section.  Unless I'm looking in the wrong location for these.
they are on endcaps with other retro toys, separate from the other MLP. :)
Checked there too and nada.  The only interesting thing was Mirror Kirk and Spock.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 12, 2018, 11:26:53 AM
My friend got me the Parlor for my birthday party today! She also got one for herself, presumably wiping out that Target's selection. She said she avoided taking photos to post on social media cuz she didn't want me to know what she did or didn't find as far as retro ponies.

Wow, such a nice friend :D Congrats, Khoufu! That must've been an amazing surprise.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 12, 2018, 03:08:09 PM
Thanks, Taffeta. That friend has also bought seven ponies from me. She said my main irl pony friend.

I visited two local Targets, and there wasn't even a space for them in the MLP section.  Unless I'm looking in the wrong location for these.
they are on endcaps with other retro toys, separate from the other MLP. :)
Checked there too and nada.  The only interesting thing was Mirror Kirk and Spock.

What company made Kirk and Spock? I haven't seen Star Trek figures worth buying at Target in several years.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 12, 2018, 04:20:43 PM
What company made Kirk and Spock? I haven't seen Star Trek figures worth buying at Target in several years.

They are among a whole series of different tv character figures produced by Mego who was also the original toy manufacturer for these products and just were released at the end of July exclusively to Target retailers  (so still in that starting to show up on shelves phase). You can read more about them in the link here:
https://corporate.target.com/article/2018/07/mego
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on August 12, 2018, 05:36:09 PM
Well, if they really continue with this and get to unicorns and seaponies next I might shell out for them. I'd bite that sour apple. And other puns.

Thinking of finally having a truly white Gusty in great condition and a seapony on its stand? Heck yeah!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 12, 2018, 06:23:01 PM
This is me being VERY hopeful here, but did anyone else unbox their rainbow ponies (don't judge me. Starshine smells like freaking marshmallows and I just had to sniff at her!) Only to notice the inner box art features Seaponies as well as Sprinkles, the waterfall, Duck Soup and Brandy the dog? OMG, is this a sign of things to come?! Cross ALL your fingers! Unicorns and Pegasus are next, according to the Basic Fun toy company!!

Oh Ribbs, any chance of posting a scan / photo of this inner box art?

I'm really interested to see which (potential) characters they are teasing us with!
 :think:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 12, 2018, 06:29:56 PM
What company made Kirk and Spock? I haven't seen Star Trek figures worth buying at Target in several years.

They are among a whole series of different tv character figures produced by Mego who was also the original toy manufacturer for these products and just were released at the end of July exclusively to Target retailers  (so still in that starting to show up on shelves phase). You can read more about them in the link here:
https://corporate.target.com/article/2018/07/mego

Thanks for the link. Original Megos are getting pricey so I'm grateful for the rerelease, and the fact that they aren't ReAction.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 12, 2018, 06:30:04 PM
Not to dispel any hopes but I think it is generic y2 artwork based on art used on the inserts at that time. Those images or similar are on the UK ibsert for 1985 here but it is US art and nobody bothered then about it picturing ponies not on sale.. .so no indication it suggests sea ponies for me.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 12, 2018, 07:09:16 PM
Not to dispel any hopes but I think it is generic y2 artwork based on art used on the inserts at that time. Those images or similar are on the UK ibsert for 1985 here but it is US art and nobody bothered then about it picturing ponies not on sale.. .so no indication it suggests sea ponies for me.


oh well, one can dream....  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 12, 2018, 07:24:41 PM
Yeah, I think they just wanted a pastoral scene with the Rainbow ponies featured prominently to be honest.  And this brochure scene worked better than the art from the Year 2 Rainbow pony backcard because that backcard has a big patch of blank space in the middle (where the backcard story would be printed.)

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They used the part from Parasol to Moonstone.  The only pony they couldn't fit in was Skydancer.  So I think the sea ponies being in the picture is just because . . . the Rainbow ponies happened to be in that part of the pic.

I mean, maybe they will make the sea ponies, but I don't think the picture is a secret clue or anything.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 12, 2018, 07:27:29 PM
Ah, thanks LadyMoondancer  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 12, 2018, 07:29:44 PM
Yep. That is the same art as on the UK insert I mentioned as well so it is fairly widespread and so logical as a choice...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 12, 2018, 07:45:53 PM
Thanks, Taffeta  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 12, 2018, 10:00:42 PM
Yeah, I think they just wanted a pastoral scene with the Rainbow ponies featured prominently to be honest.  And this brochure scene worked better than the art from the Year 2 Rainbow pony backcard because that backcard has a big patch of blank space in the middle (where the backcard story would be printed.)

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They used the part from Parasol to Moonstone.  The only pony they couldn't fit in was Skydancer.  So I think the sea ponies being in the picture is just because . . . the Rainbow ponies happened to be in that part of the pic.

I mean, maybe they will make the sea ponies, but I don't think the picture is a secret clue or anything.

Thank you for posting that. I was just trying to figure out which G1 graphic they were using myself. Which leaflet was it? I would love a chance to get sea ponies all pretty and new, so we can hope. Here is an interesting thing about the retro box background though, they edited out Sunlight. She should have been in that green grass above the sea ponies. So why edit her out and leave in the waterfall and the sea ponies. They could easily have been removed. Of course, it makes a nice background by leaving them all in and vintage art is a nice feature.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 12, 2018, 10:30:53 PM
Thanks for posting the original leaflet Lady Moondancer. I thought they might be using that art but since I haven't deboxed my Moonstone I couldn't be sure.  Why did the edit Sunlight out of the retro art in the box? Shouldn't she be included also?


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 12, 2018, 10:42:27 PM
Oh, interesting!  I didn't realize Sunlight was edited out.  I can't see the back art too clearly because I'm trying to look around a boxed pony, LOL.

The art was used a couple different times, but the one I'm most familiar with was the Year 2 US leaflet / "catalog" that would come packaged with ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Safflower on August 12, 2018, 10:53:27 PM
Besides the leaflet, part of it (from Moondancer to Sunbeam) was used as a fan club poster.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 14, 2018, 12:36:40 PM
My Moonstone and Starshine are here!  :newpony: :newpony:

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They arrived in their original packing box - here are photos of the sides to show their product numbers:

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For those who find these things interesting  ;)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 14, 2018, 01:01:21 PM
Uk release in English only boxes. Interesting.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 15, 2018, 05:28:19 AM
I've heard that the ribbons can stain the new retro ponies, or at least Starshine! Has anyone seen staining on any other retro? Should I debox my Minty or is it too late?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: shiver on August 16, 2018, 04:20:16 AM
I wonder if they edited sunlight out because the 35th pack of 5? She was also "edited" from that pack and the longer art might not include her?
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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 16, 2018, 05:09:41 AM
My ponies visit US Amazon is arriving this Friday, woo-hoo :lol:

Single ponies temp out of stock & the 5 pack is open again avail for order w/ est shipment date of 1-2months.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Aflame on August 16, 2018, 07:36:47 AM
I got minty ! :newpony: ,had to get it from amazon as they are not out in the uk yet  :enraged: :enraged:
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I actually got 2 one to keep in the box and one to display :)
xaflame
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 16, 2018, 09:14:27 PM
I got minty ! :newpony: ,had to get it from amazon as they are not out in the uk yet  :enraged: :enraged:
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I actually got 2 one to keep in the box and one to display :)
xaflame

I think that is the UK release. Thus far it seems to be only online here, via Amazon and the other store LM and others mentioned earlier in the thread. I suspect they would've been in TRU but right now we've no real clear indication of them definitely appearing in physical stores other than that one.

Either UK amazon sold out of ponies really fast or they didn't have enough in stock for the preorders...some of them are out of stock already.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on August 17, 2018, 12:45:31 AM
I’ve now changed states and checked out a Target in Florida...no rainbow ponies but I did buy a Snuzzle I felt sorry for.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 17, 2018, 06:54:47 AM
Hmm.. just re watched the toy fair 2018 basic fun vid.  The 5 pack showcased the 5 rainbow ponies with 5 reg combs, 2 star combs & 5 single puffy stickers...  what happened to that??? :blink:

I really don't like how there's only 1 star comb & 1 large puffy sticker in the 5 pack :huh:  and of course excluding 1 rainbow pony...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Aflame on August 17, 2018, 10:38:26 AM
I got minty ! :newpony: ,had to get it from amazon as they are not out in the uk yet  :enraged: :enraged:
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I actually got 2 one to keep in the box and one to display :)
xaflame

I think that is the UK release. Thus far it seems to be only online here, via Amazon and the other store LM and others mentioned earlier in the thread. I suspect they would've been in TRU but right now we've no real clear indication of them definitely appearing in physical stores other than that one.

Either UK amazon sold out of ponies really fast or they didn't have enough in stock for the preorders...some of them are out of stock already.

I did pre order but only by 1 day so my other minty is coming tomorrow :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leikin on August 17, 2018, 10:51:26 AM
Hmm.. just re watched the toy fair 2018 basic fun vid.  The 5 pack showcased the 5 rainbow ponies with 5 reg combs, 2 star combs & 5 single puffy stickers...  what happened to that??? :blink:

I really don't like how there's only 1 star comb & 1 large puffy sticker in the 5 pack :huh:  and of course excluding 1 rainbow pony...

Yeah, whats up with that? Whats wrong with poor Sunlight, beeing left out like that :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 17, 2018, 01:40:38 PM
Hmm.. just re watched the toy fair 2018 basic fun vid.  The 5 pack showcased the 5 rainbow ponies with 5 reg combs, 2 star combs & 5 single puffy stickers...  what happened to that??? :blink:

I really don't like how there's only 1 star comb & 1 large puffy sticker in the 5 pack :huh:  and of course excluding 1 rainbow pony...

Yeah, whats up with that? Whats wrong with poor Sunlight, beeing left out like that :(

I think what happened is the retailers said: Give us a Big Item in the $50 price point, and Basic Fun accordingly produced what they could for $50 . . . five ponies (worth $10 a piece.)  Sunlight and Moonstone are both blue, so it makes sense one of them would the excluded pony.

I imagine paring down the accessories was due to cost.

To be honest I'm just glad they didn't plunk the Pretty Parlor into the $50 price point.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 17, 2018, 01:49:25 PM
I still think the big sticker looks like a pony pizza. For some reason whenever I see it, I can't get that thought out of my head...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 17, 2018, 04:51:16 PM
My order status online for rainbow ponies preordered thru US Amazon had said set for delivery & arriving Friday(today, woohoo!), but I DID think it was weird I didn't the usual email "we shipped blah blah blah..."  with tracking #. 

 Today, I received an email at 10am about how the order has now been delayed!  Oh and with no est. arrival date.... GRRRR.... :enraged:

What is going on?  Is the demand too high for BF?  Anyone receive their preorder ponies from US Amazon?  :work:

I've had Amazon completely cancelled orders before... hope this is just a "temp out of stock" issue and not a "product no longer avail".  Boo!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Firecracker on August 17, 2018, 05:10:55 PM
Same thing happened with my amazon order, Kiwichi!
It said in the message they would try to ship by September 16th (or get a new estimated date)... What?
If the order wasn't purchased with a gift card I'd cancel.  We've seen them in person.  Ugh...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 17, 2018, 05:27:50 PM
Firecracker: I wasn't sure about that sept. date.  I thought we would just have to update the order by that date or else Amazon will auto cancel the open order. 

IF that is even the correct date in Sept... idk what to think, at this point i don't believe them.... :stressed:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: MoonShadow on August 17, 2018, 07:20:20 PM
My order is delayed as well... Target had half the set last week, and I am kicking myself for not buying them (all gone now).  In my mind, it was all or nothing because the preorder was shipping the 15th...  :pout:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 17, 2018, 08:26:15 PM
I didnt bother venturing off to Target anymore bc of my order via Amazon as well :mad:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 17, 2018, 08:27:20 PM
Ay yi yi! To all those with delayed orders, I hope they come in soon.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 17, 2018, 08:30:55 PM
Found wave 1 and 2 My Little Pony ponies on Amazon.uk, I checked to see if Minty was in stock but she's temporary out of stock.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 17, 2018, 08:33:27 PM
Wave 3 was spotted today (just read the other thread!) :shocked:

Unbelievable :shocked:

Straight to Target after work today :lol: *crosses fingers*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 17, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
Wave 3 was spotted today (just read the other thread!) :shocked:

Unbelievable :shocked:

Straight to Target after work today :lol: *crosses fingers*

Yes! I just saw that!  Someone in Utah found the Unicorn Pegasus set at Target.  My local Target hasn’t even put out the Rainbows yet!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 17, 2018, 08:52:18 PM
Dcpi for rainbow ponies is showing all sold out on brickseeker, but the new dcpi for the uni&pegs are all showing in stock :blink: :shocked: :lookround:

Lol. im kinda in disbelief that they didnt have enough rainbows and are releasing the uni/pegs already(!!!), also with no announcement. Its quite surprising.

Its been such a terrible day, Im mapping my route to see how many T stores I can hit on my way home (doubt Ill find them all at 1 store) :heart:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on August 17, 2018, 09:00:41 PM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

I also saw on Facebook where someone in the UK found some 35th anniversary ponies at a store called Toymaster.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 17, 2018, 09:48:49 PM
Ahh that is interesting! Toymaster are a collection of mostly franchised smaller toy stores I think so it may not be universal...but good they do have a shelf presence here.

I want thise unicorns and pegasus ponies.

I am also now wondering if the US got rainbows that should have come here...

Edit to add - so I actually do know a Toymaster store in this vicinity. I will go see if they have the rainbows on shelf...

Also, did anyone else notice that according to Amazon UK, the maximum recommended age for the retro ponies is 216? :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 17, 2018, 10:38:41 PM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

I also saw on Facebook where someone in the UK found some 35th anniversary ponies at a store called Toymaster.
Oh good!  Thanks for letting me know!  :)  I hold out hope for maybe getting the Grooming Parlor with Peachy yet!

Although Sunlight as a single pony looks so adorable! 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 17, 2018, 10:50:01 PM
My order status online for rainbow ponies preordered thru US Amazon had said set for delivery & arriving Friday(today, woohoo!), but I DID think it was weird I didn't the usual email "we shipped blah blah blah..."  with tracking #. 

 Today, I received an email at 10am about how the order has now been delayed!  Oh and with no est. arrival date.... GRRRR.... :enraged:

What is going on?  Is the demand too high for BF?  Anyone receive their preorder ponies from US Amazon?  :work:

I've had Amazon completely cancelled orders before... hope this is just a "temp out of stock" issue and not a "product no longer avail".  Boo!
Same. Exact. Thing. Happened to me too... :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 18, 2018, 12:17:20 AM
I stopped by my closest Target to see if they had the Unicorns and Pegasus ponies, but they only had the Collectors and the Pretty Parlor. I did notice (since there were two Mintys) that there seem to be two different packaging setups for the Collectors. Alas, I was not smart enough to get a picture.

The very nice service rep checked other stores for me and it looks like there's a Target 12 miles away that has 32 retro ponies in stock!! I know where I'm going on Sunday!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 18, 2018, 01:16:23 AM
omg Shatyr! :scared:  32!  It's gotta be there.  Didu have them look up the dcpi in the wave 3 post?  The dcpi was coming up earth ponies for me. I had no success tonight.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on August 18, 2018, 01:22:40 AM
My order status online for rainbow ponies preordered thru US Amazon had said set for delivery & arriving Friday(today, woohoo!), but I DID think it was weird I didn't the usual email "we shipped blah blah blah..."  with tracking #. 

 Today, I received an email at 10am about how the order has now been delayed!  Oh and with no est. arrival date.... GRRRR.... :enraged:

What is going on?  Is the demand too high for BF?  Anyone receive their preorder ponies from US Amazon?  :work:

I've had Amazon completely cancelled orders before... hope this is just a "temp out of stock" issue and not a "product no longer avail".  Boo!
Same. Exact. Thing. Happened to me too... :(
Me three, and I am very annoyed by this point. They canceled my 5 pack last month.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 18, 2018, 03:10:06 AM
omg Shatyr! :scared:  32!  It's gotta be there.  Didu have them look up the dcpi in the wave 3 post?  The dcpi was coming up earth ponies for me. I had no success tonight.

Right?! If it weren't 12 miles away, past dinner time, and my sprained back twinging, I would have headed straight over!!

The DCPI came up Collectors ponies for me when I asked, but I'm hopeful with 32 ponies in stock, at least SOME of them will be Unicorns and Pegasus
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 18, 2018, 03:20:45 AM
Shatyr: let us know what u find!  I'm so excited for you :heart:

The other thing I'm wondering is how 1 store ends up with 32 when most stores only get 1 set at a time....?  Lol.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on August 18, 2018, 06:19:29 AM
My Target was still a minor mess. Retro endcap had 3 CP ponies, 2 Pretty Parlors, and an empty spot for Rainbows.

On a side note, they didn't have the Star Trek or I Dream of Jeannie Megos that my friend said he stocked at his store but they finally had more retro Care Bears.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 18, 2018, 06:21:59 AM
When I looked up the DCPI it said "Master My Little Pony" or something like that.  Which makes me wonder if it's a master code that tracks ALL the MLPs, like Collector ponies AND Rainbows AND unicorn/pegasi?

32 ponies is still a ton, though!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on August 18, 2018, 07:50:06 AM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

I also saw on Facebook where someone in the UK found some 35th anniversary ponies at a store called Toymaster.

Thank you for posting this!!!! Just ordered my Rainbow Ponies from the website!  :hearts: There was a limit of 5 per person so I will go get Parasol in person but I wanted to order as many as I could since I worry about them selling out before I get there.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 18, 2018, 11:19:20 AM
Nice to hear that Toymaster has managed to get hold of them but also a bit of a pain.

Toymaster is an association of independent toy shops so there is no guarantee that everyone will have them. The closest comparative is they run as a cooperative. This enables them to make bulk purchases that they otherwise wouldn't be able to get.

For example A1 toys in Scotland is a member of Toymaster but according to their website they don't stock the retro's. :(

I'm going up there next week so can have a look but, :(.
Yay!! but :(

(The closest Toymaster is also about an hour from me if I don't want to go over the moors).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 18, 2018, 04:27:57 PM
Yeah. My concern as well. No luck in Wood Green this morning at their connected branch.

There are a few others in the area I am moving to in a couple of weeks so I will check them too...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TornadoTwist on August 18, 2018, 08:08:00 PM
Got all the Target Listings for the 3rd Wave including their DPCI codes :)

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/08/third-35th-anniversary-retro-ponies-set-on-target-website.html
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 18, 2018, 08:38:05 PM
Got all the Target Listings for the 3rd Wave including their DPCI codes :)

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/08/third-35th-anniversary-retro-ponies-set-on-target-website.html

OMG soooo exciting to see!
Glory, Moondancer and Twilight look so *clean*  :lol:
I wonder if these will be for sale in the UK?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 18, 2018, 09:05:16 PM
Got all the Target Listings for the 3rd Wave including their DPCI codes :)

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/08/third-35th-anniversary-retro-ponies-set-on-target-website.html

OMG soooo exciting to see!
Glory, Moondancer and Twilight look so *clean*  :lol:
I wonder if these will be for sale in the UK?

If they don't come out here, I vote we get together a pony army and invade the East Coast.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tinka on August 18, 2018, 09:05:35 PM
Looking forward!  :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 18, 2018, 09:22:08 PM
Got all the Target Listings for the 3rd Wave including their DPCI codes :)

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2018/08/third-35th-anniversary-retro-ponies-set-on-target-website.html

OMG soooo exciting to see!
Glory, Moondancer and Twilight look so *clean*  :lol:
I wonder if these will be for sale in the UK?

If they don't come out here, I vote we get together a pony army and invade the East Coast.


I can send my Twilight the unicorn army and my accidental Cotton Candy army for reenforcements. :)

I checked 2 Target stores today and neither one had Rainbows or unicorn/pegasus ponies.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 18, 2018, 11:11:34 PM
I have been stalking both Targets nearby (Asheville, NC) daily. I have found all the collectors ponies, Pretty Parlor, and half a set of rainbows but nothing else yet. They disappear quick! I will report back with any findings. Good luck out there!!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwi on August 18, 2018, 11:48:44 PM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

I also saw on Facebook where someone in the UK found some 35th anniversary ponies at a store called Toymaster.

 :freak: WOOHOO!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 19, 2018, 12:19:59 AM
Went to T last night.  They had 6 rainbows tried to buy them.  Employee rang them up & system said limit 2 per household (I asked but he wouldn't sell me more than 2).  I got 2.  Went this evening again 2 were sold and I got 2 more.  Rainbow ponies are selling quick!  They checked nearby stores(10) for me, they were all out of stock everywhere and no est. arrival for restocking as of right now.  I wonder if it's BF that can't get them out fast enough with the delayed preorders thru Amazon as well.  Perhaps BF didn't plan it out properly & didn't expect the popularity?  The earth ponies were readily available tho.  Altho the earth ponies were sold out when 1st released as well looks like they aren't really selling since there's always a abundance of them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 19, 2018, 01:39:18 AM
Just got back from Target! They had three Rainbows and one Bluebelle. The nice man I spoke with over the phone said that there was one more in the back, but I didn't want to bother them on a Saturday night.
My store didn't have any restrictions on quantity. I got the Parasol I really wanted! Also got Skydancer and Sunlight.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 19, 2018, 02:54:23 AM
That's awesome Tailrustedtealeaf :heart:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 19, 2018, 07:15:18 AM

If they don't come out here, I vote we get together a pony army and invade the East Coast.


 :lol:

We are currently in Portsmouth with the intention of visiting some surrounding attractions over the next two weeks, I am hoping to visit All The Cool Stuff and ask them, in person, (if they are allowed to divulge) if they will be getting the 3rd wave and the parlour.  :hope:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 19, 2018, 08:40:20 AM

If they don't come out here, I vote we get together a pony army and invade the East Coast.


 :lol:

We are currently in Portsmouth with the intention of visiting some surrounding attractions over the next two weeks, I am hoping to visit All The Cool Stuff and ask them, in person, (if they are allowed to divulge) if they will be getting the 3rd wave and the parlour.  :hope:

Good luck!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 19, 2018, 07:30:33 PM
We deboxed Windy this morning!  Her smell is a supposedly cherry but it smelled like a rubbery grape/cherry(?)  Lol.  Nonetheless I was really impressed with the secured packaging, especially her hair threaded behind.  It was nearly impossible to remove the puffy sticker with all the yellow glue gunk behind it.  It had a clear plastic syran like wrap around the sticker.    I didn't like stiff stuff in her forelock & combed it out as well.  She is lovely :rainbow:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 19, 2018, 08:59:18 PM
Stopped by the Target today. There were 13 Collector ponies on the shelves, no Rainbows, no Pretty Parlor and no Uni/Pegs. I asked a rep if they could check the DCPI, and they are all showing as Out Of Stock at every physical location.

The rep believes they've been discontinued in store and might be available online, but those all shows as Out Of Stock as well.

I'm hoping there are still some floating around my area, maybe just not scanned in yet. Otherwise, I'm completely bummed out.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SilverLinedStars on August 19, 2018, 09:05:06 PM
The rainbow ponies just showed up at the Target in my area less than a month ago. I picked myself up a Starshine and I also saw they had the pretty parlor. Personally, I can't wait to get my hands on a Glory and a Medley!! Going to have to keep my eyes out for these!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 19, 2018, 09:22:59 PM
I don't think the uni/pegs are officially out yet.  Like the other member posted, perhaps they just escaped & were placed on the shelf accidentally.

The other reason I don't think theyre officially out is when BF posted the picture of uni/peg on their fb, they would have posted "coming fall/winter 2018" or "available now!", but just gave a vague reply that they will be avail at T (in the near future...).

I will just keep an eye on bs using the dcpi.  That's how I've found my rainbow set locally.  All the Rainbow ponies I've found have been thru dcpi/bs & they've brought them out from the stockroom after request.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 20, 2018, 03:00:20 AM
Stopped by the Target today. There were 13 Collector ponies on the shelves, no Rainbows, no Pretty Parlor and no Uni/Pegs. I asked a rep if they could check the DCPI, and they are all showing as Out Of Stock at every physical location.

The rep believes they've been discontinued in store and might be available online, but those all shows as Out Of Stock as well.

I'm hoping there are still some floating around my area, maybe just not scanned in yet. Otherwise, I'm completely bummed out.

It isn't that they are "out of stock" it is more than likely for most places they have not received the inventory yet. Plenty of my Targets have "out of stock" listed for the dcpi/bs and they have never gotten them on the shelves. Some just are now barely putting the tags out. I know that I saw an Amazon listing that had a pre-order date of August 15th for the rainbows. So what we are really seeing is what has been put out in advance. In a few weeks I'm sure we will see them in stores. Very hard to wait though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on August 20, 2018, 03:32:03 AM
It isn't that they are "out of stock" it is more than likely for most places they have not received the inventory yet. Plenty of my Targets have "out of stock" listed for the dcpi/bs and they have never gotten them on the shelves. Some just are now barely putting the tags out. I know that I saw an Amazon listing that had a pre-order date of August 15th for the rainbows. So what we are really seeing is what has been put out in advance. In a few weeks I'm sure we will see them in stores. Very hard to wait though.

I hope you're right. I guess this means I'll be using BrickSeek on a regular basis until I find them somewhere. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 20, 2018, 03:46:29 AM
Sorry to hear about your disappointing trip Shatyr :huh:

Agree. I don't think they uni/peg dcpis on bs mean out of stock, just never received, didnt sell out and they don't have it at all.  But with the dcpis assigned already perhaps we will get a release soon here *crosses fingers*.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SunnyDazeAhead on August 20, 2018, 04:06:50 AM
Just wanted to give a heads up to Indianapolis ponies that I found ALL of the Rainbow ponies about two weeks ago at the 86th st Nora Target. There's also 3 Pretty Parlors in stock at the Super Target on Michigan rd. Hopefully the 3rd wave will show up soon bc I really need Twilight, Glory, Sunbeam and Moondancer!! :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: billietallent on August 20, 2018, 04:33:11 AM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

Except, apparently, in Saskatchewan. I can't find them on the website, and if I try to get to the product pages using Google, I get redirected back to the main TRU page. *sigh*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on August 20, 2018, 06:43:26 AM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

Except, apparently, in Saskatchewan. I can't find them on the website, and if I try to get to the product pages using Google, I get redirected back to the main TRU page. *sigh*

I commented in the other thread too but the product pages are gone for me too now. They were there this morning (now yesterday morning since it's 1am) so I wouldn't panic yet, they are probably out of stock and will be back up when more stock is available. Mine have not shipped yet so we'll see if they ship tomorrow. I'm also going to check my store.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 20, 2018, 05:37:52 PM
Went to Target today to let my kids spend their yard sale earnings and they had six new ponies there (unicorns and Pegasus). I snatched them up! No SSC though and no spot for her anymore :( Still no other Care Bears other than Share and Cheer (whom I already have). Lots of new toy lines though. They completely reset my Target. All of the aisles are different.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 20, 2018, 05:39:02 PM
Went to another Target near me and they only had the CP ponies. All six of those, but no Rainbows or Pretty Parlor.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 20, 2018, 08:07:13 PM
Went to Target today to let my kids spend their yard sale earnings and they had six new ponies there (unicorns and Pegasus). I snatched them up! No SSC though and no spot for her anymore :( Still no other Care Bears other than Share and Cheer (whom I already have). Lots of new toy lines though. They completely reset my Target. All of the aisles are different.


Congrats. :) Are you going to post pics? I think Target has quit selling the retro Strawberry Shortcake dolls. My Target clearance them for less than $3 each.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony\'s - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 20, 2018, 09:28:33 PM
I can. I didn't think to. Let me snap a pic quick :)

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They had the first wave of collector ponies and several of the Pretty Parlors and these six beauties. No rainbow ponies (which I was trying to buy for a little girl's party I am going to on Friday).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 20, 2018, 10:11:52 PM
Wow! :) They look fantastic. I hope I find them soon.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwi on August 20, 2018, 10:21:00 PM
I’m sorry if this is a double post but I didn’t notice it mentioned. The Collector and Rainbow Ponies have been showing up at Toys R Us stores all across Canada for $12.99! It is so amazing to see them in stores!

I also saw on Facebook where someone in the UK found some 35th anniversary ponies at a store called Toymaster.

 :freak: WOOHOO!

I hit a TRU on Sunday, and they had 1 Moonstone left. They are popular and selling fast. Hope they restock.

But still, I left that store pretty much skipping, and hugged the box when I got home. I went to a toy store and bought a G1 off the shelf!!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 20, 2018, 10:55:54 PM
I have a hunch the rainbow ponies do not stay on the shelves very long. I was at one of my local Targets this morning because I saw on Brickseek that they had them "in stock" so I figured why not since I was still looking for a Starshine. They apparently had just put them out on the shelves as there was a full set of rainbows (I only bought Starshine). The back games aisle was full of carts full of boxes of toys and employees were stocking the toy aisles. This was the first time I had seen any rainbows at that location. I went back 4 hours later to see if they had stocked any more MLP and all the rainbows were gone. They also now say "out of stock" on Brickseek for that location.

Now I am curious though who it was shopping out in Orange, CA ... :lookround:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 21, 2018, 03:47:59 AM
I emailed BF re:uni/peg release.  I doubt I'll get any response.  I never received one from earlier emails sent -_-  oh well, doesn't hurt to try.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 21, 2018, 06:49:17 AM
Look at all those minty ponies! I don't remember them being so brightly colored...oh yeah I've forgotten how they can look. ^.^ I know which ones I want but at this point, I'll take whichever one(s) I find.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 21, 2018, 01:08:42 PM
Wow! :) They look fantastic. I hope I find them soon.


Ponyfan

They are really lovely. It is funny because this lady looks at my cart and she says 'Your children are VERY lucky.' I said "They are indeed, but most of the ponies are for me." LOL! We left Target with $165 worth of toys yesterday NOT including the birthday gift which I rang up separate. I try to be good, but I just LOVE toys. It is so hard to say no - LOL! My kids are amazing too, not brats, so I do not mind spoiling them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 21, 2018, 08:09:50 PM
Is there any way to get alerts? What was in stock last week of the rainbows is out of stock for my entire zip code. :( Which says a lot because nearly every store had them, least there is a way to check.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 21, 2018, 08:49:50 PM
 Icey:  do you have the dcpi (should be on receipt) for your uni/peg ponies?  Thanks
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on August 21, 2018, 10:24:15 PM
One of the Targets near me had a Skydancer today that I quickly grabbed, but someone else must have beaten me ro the others. The Collector ponies seem to be in stock regularly now, which is great cause I had a rotten time getting them all. I just need 2 last Rainbows, Sunlight and Moonstone. Still no sign of the Unis/Pegs but I'll keep stalking both Targets on the reg.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony\'s - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 21, 2018, 11:55:10 PM
Icey:  do you have the dcpi (should be on receipt) for your uni/peg ponies?  Thanks

I think I threw out the receipt. Let me check. I knew I was not going to return them.

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Dang, I kept the receipt for the party (with Butterscotch on it), but not the other. I am a freak about receipts because of BPA. Don't ask.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Princess Fizzy on August 22, 2018, 12:45:26 AM
Target DCPI

Glory - 086-00-2877
Moondancer - 086-00-2879
Sunbeam - 086-00-2878
Twilight - 086-00-2876
Firefly - 086-00-2874
Medley - 086-00-2875

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Majesty on August 22, 2018, 01:13:27 AM
For some reason the 5 pack is missing Sunlight.  I caved and bought the complete set of original 6 and the rainbow ponies each from two different sellers on ebay.  I didn't have either of these 35th anniversary sets.  I'll try to get them all if I can.  I don't know if I got a good deal but the seller for the original 6 I bought from had the complete set for $89 and the seller for the rainbow ponies was $110.  If you consider each pony for $20 that doesn't seem bad.  I figured if I bought them individually it would be more.  I checked Walmart and Target websites and they had one pony on Target, Walmart didn't have any.  I also checked amazon but they were charging more and the sellers I bought from had free shipping, the other sellers were charging $20 or more for shipping.  I almost bought the 5 pack of rainbow ponies but it's missing Sunlight.

Edit:  Yeah I just read some of the original posts when the original 6 first appeared and they seem to be around $9.99 instead of $20 a piece but it was the cheapest I could find.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 22, 2018, 01:16:00 AM
I'm glad you got your ponies one way or another, Majesty! I'd still prefer to pick them up in person to avoid paying that much for each pony. Hopefully the prices go down soon for those in Target-less areas.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 22, 2018, 03:01:43 AM
Target DCPI
Glory - 086-00-2877
Moondancer - 086-00-2879
Sunbeam - 086-00-2878
Twilight - 086-00-2876
Firefly - 086-00-2874
Medley - 086-00-2875

Unfortunately I don't think those codes will help you find them as they are shipped and stocked in sets. I could be wrong, but I believe each set is only listed in Target's inventory under the master dcpi for that particular set/group. In other words, the six ponies all have the same number  in Target's inventory even though you can find individual numbers listed for them on Brickseek and on Target's website (if you buy multiple ponies in store they ring up under one code or at least they have on my receipts). If you play around with Brickseek (which I did and you can too) you will find that yes, you can find a different code for each individual pony. Now, when you search for the individual pony they will all say "out of stock" (or this stays consistent at least for me). However, when you search with the master dcpi number for the whole set, it will then show you who has them "in stock". I will add though, that "in stock" may not mean on store shelves. I have been to a number of Targets that say "in stock" but no space yet on the shelves for them (which means they may have been in the back and I did not ask or maybe still on order?) I know this applies for the collector six and rainbows for sure.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Powder1026 on August 22, 2018, 04:20:46 AM
I'm not sure if this is an appropriate place to post this, so I'll delete it if needed...

In my search for just the right MLP to keep I ended up with a few duplicates. I was going to return them to the store, but thought I would offer them here first in case some of you are interested in them. I don't want to make anything off of them, I'd just like to see them go people who will enjoy them. :) If you're looking for one of these and are interested, let me know! My duplicates:

Butterscotch
Snuzzle
Blossom
Cotton Candy
Windy

On a super happy note!!I found 5/6 of the uni/peg!! I'm in San Diego, but found them in the Grossmont Center Target (for those in the area). So yay!!! They're out here in the west coast already, so excited! So glad to have found this forum to keep up with this!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on August 22, 2018, 03:31:46 PM
Target DCPI
Glory - 086-00-2877
Moondancer - 086-00-2879
Sunbeam - 086-00-2878
Twilight - 086-00-2876
Firefly - 086-00-2874
Medley - 086-00-2875

Unfortunately I don't think those codes will help you find them as they are shipped and stocked in sets. I could be wrong, but I believe each set is only listed in Target's inventory under the master dcpi for that particular set/group. In other words, the six ponies all have the same number  in Target's inventory even though you can find individual numbers listed for them on Brickseek and on Target's website (if you buy multiple ponies in store they ring up under one code or at least they have on my receipts). If you play around with Brickseek (which I did and you can too) you will find that yes, you can find a different code for each individual pony. Now, when you search for the individual pony they will all say "out of stock" (or this stays consistent at least for me). However, when you search with the master dcpi number for the whole set, it will then show you who has them "in stock". I will add though, that "in stock" may not mean on store shelves. I have been to a number of Targets that say "in stock" but no space yet on the shelves for them (which means they may have been in the back and I did not ask or maybe still on order?) I know this applies for the collector six and rainbows for sure.

Yes this is true for all of the basic fun strawberry shortcake and pony toys-  the "assortment" all have the same DCPI in the Target System. 

Makes it easy to find a Target that has at least ONE of the Rainbow Ponies, but in order to get the one you want, a Target employee would actually have to go out on the floor and check to see if it is the "one with wings" or "one with a horn" etc.

And yes- when the search shows a Target that has them "in stock" a lot of times that means there is a box somewhere in the back with the ponies in them (or I actually found the box out on the floor with a bunch of other toys waiting to be stocked)

So if you are brave, and can find a Target employee working in the TOy area that doesn't look completely frazzled-  you might try asking them very very very nicely if they will look in the back for you for the box (It's not very big)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 22, 2018, 03:41:09 PM
"Frazzled" -lol
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 22, 2018, 03:49:05 PM
My sneaky retail hack is to come in on a slow day/time and ask the front desk. They might love something to do! When I went over on Super Bowl day to get the collectors ponies the girl was very helpful and got all six of them for me.
You CAN call ahead and ask how many are in the back, how many are on the shelf. I know theres one more pony of some sort in the back of my store, but I was happy to just get three out of six.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 22, 2018, 06:27:48 PM
UK pony fans -

just got back from visiting All The Cool Stuff shop in the New Forest.

Got some news!

The friendly chap in the shop told me things... re: Grooming Parlour

it seems that the UK *might not* get this as there is trouble getting the CE child safety mark passed for the design. Time will tell, but for the moment it's a no  :(

New wave (Glory, Medley etc) is proposed to be released in the UK Feb/Mar 2019.

PLUS other ponies (that have been sworn to secrecy, I have been told a list of names!)

*buzzing*  :freak:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 22, 2018, 06:29:33 PM
Oh, that sucks for overseas ponyfriends. :( It looks like it'd be a killing to ship overseas...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 22, 2018, 06:32:51 PM
UK pony fans -

just got back from visiting All The Cool Stuff shop in the New Forest.

Got some news!

The friendly chap in the shop told me things... re: Grooming Parlour

it seems that the UK *might not* get this as there is trouble getting the CE child safety mark passed for the design. Time will tell, but for the moment it's a no  :(

New wave (Glory, Medley etc) is proposed to be released in the UK Feb/Mar 2019.

PLUS other ponies (that have been sworn to secrecy, I have been told a list of names!)

*buzzing*  :freak:

Sorry to the UK about the Parlor but crossing my fingers that the uni/peg set does make it.  And yay! For additional ponies!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2018, 06:37:06 PM
Medley is coming to the UK.
Glory is coming to the UK.
Moondancer is coming to the UK.
Twilight is coming to the UK.
Sunbeam is coming to the UK.
Firefly is coming to the UK.
(hopefully)


And they're coming around my birthday!

Please be here for February. Please be here for February. Please be here for February...

I am personally not bothered by the Peachy parlour. I got to a stage with these where I couldn't give them away, they were breeding in my attic. I imagine unless you really wanted one for nostalgia, it would be really easy to get a cheap one on ebay UK because it was sold here for SO long and is SO common...

It's a little more worrying that it isn't already CE certifiable...I wonder why :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 22, 2018, 06:44:41 PM
Any idea when the rainbows will be in stock again on the Amazon U.S. site?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Majesty on August 22, 2018, 07:54:19 PM
I'm glad you got your ponies one way or another, Majesty! I'd still prefer to pick them up in person to avoid paying that much for each pony. Hopefully the prices go down soon for those in Target-less areas.

Thanks tailrustedtealeaf. :)  Yeah I would prefer to pick up in person too, but I still live at home and my parents aren't big on going somewhere unless there's a reason for them to go too.  Sadly if I told them I wanted to go to look for ponies they would tell me to check online.

So, also the only way to get Peachy is through the playset right?

I checked amazon, target, and ebay and nobody has the set with Firefly yet so it's just a waiting game.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 22, 2018, 08:14:13 PM
Any idea when the rainbows will be in stock again on the Amazon U.S. site?

Just checked and no updates and no set delivery date on rainbow (preordered in June). 

"We'll email you when we have a delivery date

We’ll ship your order as soon as possible. This usually happens when an item doesn’t have a release date, it’s pre-ordered, or it’s out of stock."

I emailed BF & did get a reply!  In my email I also asked about the Amazon delay for rainbow ponies, which I didn't get a reply.  BUT I did get a reply re: my complaint how Target was limiting me, "2 rainbow ponies per household".  Per their agreement I believe the email indicated T does not have the right to do so, BF was really concerned.

Once wave 3 comes in, I will purchase more than 2 ponies and see if there's still limitations.  Perhaps BF will contact that store & correct the situation.  I'd rather not go to this T but it's the closest one, with a toddler in tow it's a matter of convenience.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 22, 2018, 08:47:03 PM
Hmm... wonder what the secret ponies are. Really looking forward to hearing about them!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 22, 2018, 08:59:14 PM
I am so happy to hear that the UK will be getting the unicorns and pegasus set.  :cheer: :cheer:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2018, 09:11:00 PM
I am so happy to hear that the UK will be getting the unicorns and pegasus set.  :cheer: :cheer:


Ponyfan

Well, I am cautious in my optimism. We have been waiting since 1984, when they dangled them into stories and merchandise but then failed to actually sell them...

So hooves crossed. I want to finally buy new and open a Medley from a Uk store. Even if it has to be bought online, I want to buy Medley in £ :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 23, 2018, 12:08:08 AM
Does anyone have the upc for the Rainbow pony set saved and handy?  Or can tell me where to find it on the box?

Never mind.  found them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on August 23, 2018, 02:11:28 AM
Does anyone have the codes that you can use to look up to see if Target has in stock? I am looking for the second set and third.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 23, 2018, 03:30:40 AM
On a super happy note!!I found 5/6 of the uni/peg!! I'm in San Diego, but found them in the Grossmont Center Target (for those in the area). So yay!!! They're out here in the west coast already, so excited! So glad to have found this forum to keep up with this!

Out of curiosity, what number showed up on your receipt for the uni/peg? Was it 086002831?


Does anyone have the codes that you can use to look up to see if Target has in stock? I am looking for the second set and third.

The rainbow ponies dcpi is 086-00-4538
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwi on August 23, 2018, 10:59:02 AM
Canada TRU

We went and checked our store again yesterday to see if they have restocked....instead the rainbows' spot on the shelf is gone completely (well it was filled in with clearance ponies), but still, no rainbows and no empty spot. I also noticed they are off the website now too, completely (even the collectors as well).

I don't know how long TRU had them, but it's looking like they are already done?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 23, 2018, 11:08:07 AM
I am wondering a lot about the Rainbows right now.

I am still not convinced that they organised the release to take into consideration the US and the UK market. The fact that the UK sold ponies are in English only boxes is interesting to me, given that the French ones (which you'd expect to be pan European release) are in English and French boxes.

English only suggests pony stock from the US.

And the moment the ponies became available here on Amazon proper and in the store Glitterball visited etc...the preorders on US Amazon started to hit snags and showed as out of stock.

So did they get shipped here to meet an order obligation not met somewhere else? Or is all that coincidence?

I dunno about Canada as I am not sure if the boxes there are bilingual or English only. I would imagine bilingual..?

In any case, I feel like there are basically not enough Rainbows to go around all of the UK and Europe and the US and Canada. And now they're bringing out wave 3, that's basically suggesting they're done with Rainbows over there. Meaning there are probably going to be more over here...

I also think that maybe half of that mess happened because TRU died here and in the US.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sprinkles on August 23, 2018, 03:44:56 PM
Has anyone that pre-ordered a rainbow pony from Amazon received theirs yet? I ordered Parasol on the fourth of this month and the order summary says expected tomorrow eventhough it has yet to be shipped. I had another Amazon order that was purchased on the 17th say the same thing as Parasol (arriving tomorrow)and it finally shipped out today but the arrival date was pushed back till next week >_< I don't want the same thing to happen to Parasol. She's already been delayed before.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 23, 2018, 03:46:46 PM

I also think that maybe half of that mess happened because TRU died here and in the US.

I do believe that is a MASSIVE piece of the puzzle here.  I mean, there really aren't any other retailers who specialize in toys on a large scale.  Yeah yeah there are smaller shops (which means higher prices), but for most parents, Amazon or the one-stop-shopping-megacentre is really where they pick up stuff.  And gaaaaaaaaaaaah the constant ever-presence of electronics. 

We struggle with this a LOT in our household - DD has a V-tech tablet and a laptop (given for school purposes) and access to our Nintendo WiiU and access to the Playstation3... and I'm always trying to find her PHYSICAL things to play with that aren't of the "collectors displayable plastic" mindset.  Sorry, Shopkins and Hatchimals and blindbag dolls, I'm criticizing you.  :(  Right now she is loving all my old Barbies that I passed down but it's only a matter of time before she asks for New Things on Shelves... *sigh*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 23, 2018, 07:50:12 PM
I hope that the unicorns/pegasus set appearing so quickly doesnt mean that we’re done with Rainbows in the US. I’ve only seen them in stock twice at my local Target and both times it wasn’t a full set. I am surprised that the unicorn/pegasus set appeared so quickly after Rainbows came to the US.

I’m happy to see the unicorns/pegasus set already on the shelves but I’d hoped that the Rainbow ponies would be out for a little longer. I only have Moonstone and wanted to get a full set.

I agree that Toys R Us being gone is also a factor.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 23, 2018, 07:52:55 PM
I would just like to be able to walk into a UK store and see them on shelves :( I really envy the US people being able to do that at Target. Though when I move next week I am going to check the Toymaster affiliated stores in the new area of London just in case...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 23, 2018, 09:06:08 PM
If anything is shifted out of stock in the US, I would expect it to be the Collector ponies.  They have been out the longest (six months in the US) and they seem to share the same DCPI number as the unicorn/pegasus set.

That said, so far my Target is displaying the Rainbow ponies and Collector ponies mixed together.  They each have their own "row" and price tag, but they cost the same, sooo . . .

Also, I don't know if anyone's mentioned this, but there are now two types of Collector pony packaging.  The box window extends around the side on the new boxes, so that you can see what pony is in the package from the side.  (Hope that makes sense.)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on August 23, 2018, 09:12:49 PM
My Rainbows arrived today from Toys R Us!! Yay! I just need to find Parasol since there was a limit of 5 per person. For the discussion on boxes, here is the Canadian box. I find it unusual because there are multi languages on the back and bottom, not just English and French. Sometimes our boxes include Spanish too. Also, Canadian packaging usually has English and French on things like Rainbow Ponies, would have the French translation, or Scented Ponies or includes comb, brush etc, those things are usually in both languages. Anyway, it looks like an international box to me. I went downstairs to compare my Collector Pose boxes from EB games and as I suspected, they are US boxes, English only.

For Toys R Us Canada, the collector pose and rainbows have been released at the same time.

When I checked my store I spoke to the manager and he said with all the uncertainty of TRU's fate, there was not any product buying for a long time and now that TRU Canada is in a stable position we should be seeing regular releases again.

Canadian packaging from TRU Canada:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Appears to be US packaging from EB Games Canada:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 23, 2018, 09:49:22 PM
Pics of the old and new Collector pony packaging:

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^ New packaging on the left.

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^ New packaging on the right.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 23, 2018, 10:09:31 PM
Thanks for the comparison pics LadyMoondancer. :) I kept looking at the packages at Target and couldn't figure out what was different. (I was looking from the front though and not the sides. :lol:  I thought maybe it was the placement of the poster.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 23, 2018, 10:37:37 PM
Thanks a lot LadyMoondancer! This also confirms that BF/TBD sold out their first production run which is great news.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Majesty on August 23, 2018, 11:09:14 PM
Can anyone who has the rainbow ponies in hand tell us what the scent the rainbow ponies are supposed to have?  I'm very interested to know if it's pleasant or annoying.  I would love it if they were able to make the G1 new pony smell and put that on them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 24, 2018, 12:37:43 AM
^ New packaging on the right.
:enraged: :enraged: :enraged: That would have been perfect for display! Are you kidding me?
Hoping they go on clearance so I can scoop em up and debox the set I already bought, anyway!  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on August 24, 2018, 01:01:35 AM
I am kind of out of the pony loop right now, did we all know those unicorn ones were coming out? If there any more coming out after those?
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Post by: BlushingBlue on August 24, 2018, 01:24:16 AM
Aww, the sniffy-holes on the international Rainbows are heart-shaped! Too cute! :biggrin:

I've been tempted to buy an extra Snuzzle... I might have to use the new side-window packaging as an excuse.

Can anyone who has the rainbow ponies in hand tell us what the scent the rainbow ponies are supposed to have?  I'm very interested to know if it's pleasant or annoying.

In my experience, the Rainbow ponies have significant batch variation in how scented they are. I've sniffed Sunlights that were only barely scented and others that nearly knocked me over. Also, I am very sensitive to scents, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. ^^;

Skydancer: doesn't smell much like apricots to me, light and pleasant though
Starshine: weapons-grade vanilla, extremely sweet
Sunlight: sweet but not very apple-y, smells more like bubblegum to me tbh
Parasol: probably my favorite, smells just like the Strawberry Shortcake doll
Windy: just kind-of cherry but not in a bad way, tolerable at low levels
Moonstone: decently raspberry, but weirdly her box smells more than she does

I am kind of out of the pony loop right now, did we all know those unicorn ones were coming out? If there any more coming out after those?

We've known that they had plans for the Unicorn & Pegasus set since Toy Fair in February, but back then it was a little up in the air if they would have a market for them, especially with the loss of TRU. I think the retro ponies have since proven to succeed beyond their expectations!

There are rumors that they do have an additional set planned, but realistically there aren't many ponies left in the "1983" bracket, so it's probably either Sea Ponies (*crosses fingers*) or Applejack, Bow Tie, &co if they do make more under the 35th Anniversary banner.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 02:39:58 AM
I emailed them thanking for the repros & asking for more.  Suggested sparkle, twinkle eyes, so softs, babies & celestial ponies.  I want babies the most :)
 Of course i got no response.  Let's hope for more after wave 3 :lol:  is it too soon to be excited for the 2019 toy fair?  Hehe
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 24, 2018, 02:50:54 AM
Weapons-grade :haha: vanilla scent
The only two I've smelled is Starshine and Sky Dancer, scent sensitive me found the later to be nasty. But that's just me and my nose, your nose may vary.

Still, out of stock everywhere in my area, Brickseek is a lifesaver because I take public transit. And can't do a multi-store check all in one day.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 24, 2018, 05:05:46 AM
In my experience, the Rainbow ponies have significant batch variation in how scented they are. I've sniffed Sunlights that were only barely scented and others that nearly knocked me over. Also, I am very sensitive to scents, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. ^^;

Skydancer: doesn't smell much like apricots to me, light and pleasant though
Starshine: weapons-grade vanilla, extremely sweet
Sunlight: sweet but not very apple-y, smells more like bubblegum to me tbh
Parasol: probably my favorite, smells just like the Strawberry Shortcake doll
Windy: just kind-of cherry but not in a bad way, tolerable at low levels
Moonstone: decently raspberry, but weirdly her box smells more than she does

I am kind of out of the pony loop right now, did we all know those unicorn ones were coming out? If there any more coming out after those?

We've known that they had plans for the Unicorn & Pegasus set since Toy Fair in February, but back then it was a little up in the air if they would have a market for them, especially with the loss of TRU. I think the retro ponies have since proven to succeed beyond their expectations!

I agree with you, when I smelled Parasol I thought instantly of my Strawberry Shortcake dolls. My Moonstone has a fairly strong scent, I had to move her off my desk (and this is MIB). TOTALLY agree with "weapons-grade vanilla" for Starshine she also had to be moved off my desk (also MIB and I have two and they both smell strongly, almost a do not sniff near box type of strong). I am hoping that once they are open they will air out a bit. I just haven't opened them yet.

I think many (if not all) of us would agree that the loss of Toys R Us is a hard hit for the toy market. It did/will create an upset in the balance of things for the rest of this year and into next. With Target being the sole in-store distributor for the MLP retros it creates a very narrow range of product availability. That being said, I agree with LadyMoondancer that the collectors set is probably on it's way out since the Uni/Peg are coming in. Rainbows I would say will be here through the holiday season and will probably get easier to find in a few months once we have all bought ours. If we are being honest here, we all know the reason they are hard to find on those shelves is because we are nabbing them as soon as they hit them. Which is GREAT for letting Basic Fun know how popular G1 MLP is. :biggrin:

I emailed them thanking for the repros & asking for more.  Suggested sparkle, twinkle eyes, so softs, babies & celestial ponies.  I want babies the most :)
 Of course i got no response.  Let's hope for more after wave 3 :lol:  is it too soon to be excited for the 2019 toy fair?  Hehe

The idea of an entire set (including rearing ponies with stands) of so softs would be amazing. Nice clean pretty beautiful unstained flocking. I have North Star and Ribbon from when I was a kid and I always loved them (they were my 2nd and 3rd ponies). I'm totally with you on being excited already for next years toy fair.

There are rumors that they do have an additional set planned, but realistically there aren't many ponies left in the "1983" bracket, so it's probably either Sea Ponies (*crosses fingers*) or Applejack, Bow Tie, &co if they do make more under the 35th Anniversary banner.

They skipped around a bit with Strawberry Shortcake so I expect they will do the same with MLP picking out the most iconic sets. In regards to the package labeling of any future sets I assume they will do something similar to what they did with Strawberry Shortcake and have it say something about being the "original 1980's design" instead of 35th anniversary.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 06:59:07 AM
Toyjunky: I almost feel like we're being spoiled with all the repros this yr :lol:  3 waves of ponies & 1 pony set, thats really ambitious of BF.  Credit to them to invest so much $$$. If BF picks & chooses which sets to produce, there will be some missing ponies from ppls favorite set(s) & those ppl will be really sad.  I'm feeling spoiled & little greedy bc I want all the pony sets (probably not possible ^.^)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 24, 2018, 07:42:47 AM
I reckon if they do make more and are willing to make more moulds they'll go for either Applejack and Bowtie (no new mould needed) or the moviestar set.

This second group is likely to sell due to the cartoon. Equally the twinkle eyes. They could even do a mix and match.

I'd love the early baby ponies too but I'm not sure if they're a feasible choice.

My problem is Basic Fun was responsible for the Hobbit toys fiasco so my faith in the company is slim. They overstocked some figures so obviously they didn't sell and then becausecof that refused to make any more. A child can't really enact the quest when they only have 5 dwarves, Bilbo, Gandalf, 2 elves and about 3 goblins. Smaug became US only and some later figures  were so limited they may as well not have released them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 24, 2018, 03:03:15 PM
Wait, the CP ponies are on Target's website avaliable for order? Is this new?
Here's Cotton Candy (https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-cotton-candy/-/A-52719099)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 24, 2018, 03:06:45 PM
I can. I didn't think to. Let me snap a pic quick :)

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Post Merge: August 20, 2018, 09:33:40 PM

They had the first wave of collector ponies and several of the Pretty Parlors and these six beauties. No rainbow ponies (which I was trying to buy for a little girl's party I am going to on Friday).



Quoting Icey so more people can see the pic. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 04:00:31 PM
Wait, the CP ponies are on Target's website avaliable for order? Is this new?
Here's Cotton Candy (https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-cotton-candy/-/A-52719099)

Think so...  2Days ago i was looking for retro ponies on their site, only the pretty parlor came up.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sprinkles on August 24, 2018, 05:23:23 PM
It's worse than I feared. I got an email from Amazon today saying my Parasol has been delayed until further notice and they asked if I wanted to approve the delay or cancel my order  :cry: I stopped searching my Targets because I wasn't finding any ponies and I figured an Amazon order would guarantee it. Back to square one I suppose.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 24, 2018, 05:26:51 PM
It sounds like it would be best for me to buy some extras for ponyfriends. Maybe we could have a "seeking" thread so those with reliable Targets can help those overseas/in other areas? I know a Target nearby has the CP ponies, but I can't always get to that one.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 24, 2018, 05:47:22 PM
So correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like this site is based in South Africa and is selling the Rainbow ponies?

https://www.wantitall.co.za/toys/basic-fun-my-little-pony-rainbow-retro-starshine__b0789jfwpv

Could someone please confirm if "co.za" is a South African address?  Want to post this on my blog if this is a channel for South African collectors to acquire the retro ponies.

Weirdly Starshine, Moonstone, and the 5-pack are the only ones coming up as "available" at the moment, but perhaps "unavailable" simply means "out of stock"?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 05:56:15 PM
Oddly, I got an email from T that wave 3 was in stock (750am).  I wonder if it was just a glitch when they added the CP ponies online...  curious if anyone got the email & was able to order (???)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 24, 2018, 07:06:28 PM
I checked my Target and they only had 10 Collector Ponies including 3 copies of Cotton Candy. No Rainbows or pegasus/unicorn ponies for me. :sad:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 24, 2018, 07:13:51 PM
I am pretty sure co.za is South Africa. Where is Night Glider when you need her? I'm sure she could confirm...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 24, 2018, 07:53:56 PM
Oddly, I got an email from T that wave 3 was in stock (750am).  I wonder if it was just a glitch when they added the CP ponies online...  curious if anyone got the email & was able to order (???)

Was there a link?  Can you share it?  I didn’t get any such email.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on August 24, 2018, 07:56:27 PM
It's worse than I feared. I got an email from Amazon today saying my Parasol has been delayed until further notice and they asked if I wanted to approve the delay or cancel my order  :cry: I stopped searching my Targets because I wasn't finding any ponies and I figured an Amazon order would guarantee it. Back to square one I suppose.

Yeah it sounds like Target has secured at the very least timed if not total exclusivity.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 08:50:47 PM
Oddly, I got an email from T that wave 3 was in stock (750am).  I wonder if it was just a glitch when they added the CP ponies online...  curious if anyone got the email & was able to order (???)

Was there a link?  Can you share it?  I didn’t get any such email.

Go to T website.  Enter the individual dcpi #s listed here.  Click "notify me when back in stock".  Please let us know if u get any notices, Good luck! ^.^
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on August 24, 2018, 08:53:15 PM
One of my Targets nearby restocked Rainbow ponies today.  I saw them on Brickseek and went to ask.  The person helping me had to go to the back.    There were only the six.   I left three.  Of course I was tempted to just take them all to the front, but it seemed kind of much.  But oh, why are they only sending 6 at a time?


And much thanks for the Brickseek information guys!  I would have never had known about them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SaraMari on August 24, 2018, 08:59:15 PM
I just got all 6 of the rainbow ponies at a Target near me! I saw them as in stock this morning and they were out on the shelves when I got there. This was actually the second set of them this Target got (a fellow collector got the first set before me) so Target is getting restocks on these!

I'm really glad I found them because I also got the "this item is delayed" email from Amazon
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 10:05:20 PM
Agree.  Bc of Amazon, I had to go to T looking for rainbows.  Since I found them all, I have cancelled my Amazon pony orders.  I wonder if it's temporary... or if T is demanding exclusive rights to sell.... hmm, very interesting, lets see what happens next.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 24, 2018, 10:34:24 PM
It's worse than I feared. I got an email from Amazon today saying my Parasol has been delayed until further notice and they asked if I wanted to approve the delay or cancel my order  :cry: I stopped searching my Targets because I wasn't finding any ponies and I figured an Amazon order would guarantee it. Back to square one I suppose.

That is awful. I had pre-ordered them there and almost did not pick them up at Target. I guess I am glad I did. If I see any rainbow ponies or unis/pegs I will pick them up and offer them at cost (+shipping) to anyone who needs them. So far no luck, but I go to Target a lot.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 24, 2018, 11:38:17 PM
I'm still debating ordering on of the rainbows on Amazon, it says "order now..." but I'm afraid of my order being delayed or canceled. Or then finding them in the store.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on August 24, 2018, 11:52:31 PM
Wait, the CP ponies are on Target's website avaliable for order? Is this new?
Here's Cotton Candy (https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-cotton-candy/-/A-52719099)

You have been able to look up all the retro ponies via the dcpi for awhile now. However, you can not buy them online from Target. Go figure.


Toyjunky: I almost feel like we're being spoiled with all the repros this yr :lol:  3 waves of ponies & 1 pony set, thats really ambitious of BF.  Credit to them to invest so much $$$. If BF picks & chooses which sets to produce, there will be some missing ponies from ppls favorite set(s) & those ppl will be really sad.  I'm feeling spoiled & little greedy bc I want all the pony sets (probably not possible ^.^)

I agree with you on us being spoiled. 19 ponies and one playset all released this year is a HUGE release for a retro product. In regards to future sets, when I said they will "pick and choose" I meant that they will produce certain sets not necessarily in year order not certain ponies from sets if that makes sense. In other words they would make say all the Twinkle Eyed Ponies from year 4 (1985-1986) not just Masquerade as a single.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 24, 2018, 11:57:54 PM
Understood.  Sorry for miscommunication.  I meant by set too.  By skipping certain sets, some maybe sad...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 25, 2018, 12:22:43 AM
I expect they might skip the 2nd unicorns/pegasus/earth and jump straight to the So Softs as the popular ones from those second sets (Posey, Gusty, Heartthrob, etc..) are included with the So Softs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 25, 2018, 02:21:48 AM
I think the Twinkle-Eyes and Twice As Fancy sets would be great choices.  If they do the So-Softs, I'll bet they will limit it to six ponies as that is what their shipping boxes are sized for.  Good point about Posey, Gusty, and other popular ponies being part of the So-Soft set.

Although, I do wonder if it's easy / cost effective to do "extra" stuff like the flocking or the TEs.  Even though the TEs look like they share molds with Wind Whistler, North Star, etc, they actually have different head molds, to accommodate their eyes, which are inserted separately.

At the end of the day I'll buy whatever they make, LOL.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 25, 2018, 02:50:44 AM
I think the Twinkle-Eyes and Twice As Fancy sets would be great choices.  If they do the So-Softs, I'll bet they will limit it to six ponies as that is what their shipping boxes are sized for.  Good point about Posey, Gusty, and other popular ponies being part of the So-Soft set.

Although, I do wonder if it's easy / cost effective to do "extra" stuff like the flocking or the TEs.  Even though the TEs look like they share molds with Wind Whistler, North Star, etc, they actually have different head molds, to accommodate their eyes, which are inserted separately.

At the end of the day I'll buy whatever they make, LOL.

I don't know, that's an interesting point.  Because I've been wandering why the Rainbow ponies got extras like scents and stickers but the uni/pegs went back to no stickers.  Was the glitter symbols that much more expensive?

Also, I wonder how likely they are to create even more molds.  Like, will they try to stick to releasing characters who came in the molds they have already made to cut costs? 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 25, 2018, 03:18:17 AM
Yeah, that's a good question!  It's not like Strawberry Shortcake where almost every doll is in the same mold and you can just switch hair colors and clothes.

I am crossing my fingers for more molds, in any case.   I hope the line sells super well.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 25, 2018, 05:23:24 AM
The sticker and scent question is a good one. Maybe that also feeds into their availability issues in that it really seems like they have made enough collector ponies to fill an ocean but not so much on the Rainbows. Also in the UK at least there's a higher price point for that set, which in my view is meant to cover that manufacturing gap...but they didn't adopt that in the US, so it's a bit confusing.

Re TEs and TAFs. So this is just a Taffeta twitch, but I am really conflicted about the idea of TAFs. I mean, I really loved that set as a kid, I had three of them, but for me as a UK kid, they were "party" ponies, and half the set had different names (Strawberry Fair/Sugarberry, Lollipop/Sweet Tooth). I had the US MOC "Sugarberry" once, years back, and I ended up selling her because the details weren't right - not just the card design, but the name and the set name to what I had as a kid. I mean, I use the term TAF a lot but because it refers to more than one set it's a useful term. However, in terms of nostalgia and retro stuff, for me it would be different.

So I am not sure I want the 1st set TAF ponies, unless they'd be marketed here as Party Ponies and under the proper names for the UK, which seems unlikely. All the Princess Sparkle merchandise and stuff makes me pretty sure it wouldn't happen for this set either.

I think this also feeds into why I'm not bothered about the Parlour, since we never had a "Pretty Parlour" here anyway.

With the TE set, I hate the name Sweet Stuff, and always have, since watching the Sweet Stuff & The Treasure Hunt ep as a kid. BUT she's only one pony and she's not one I had as a kid. So I could deal with it. I wouldn't like it and I certainly wouldn't want one MIB. But for a childhood pony like Strawberry Fair I would want her MIB. And I don't want a pony with "Sugarberry" on the box, just like I didn't want one with "Sugarberry" on the card all those years back. She's my favourite from the set, so I would be kind of gutted.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 25, 2018, 05:47:43 PM
UK folks -

Collector and Rainbow Ponies -

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are on sale in John Lewis!

Go visit a store and re-live your childhood, looking at the shelves  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 25, 2018, 06:05:19 PM
*kicks back and waits for Taffeta to see this post.*  :D

Congrats for finding them!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 25, 2018, 06:11:48 PM
*kicks back and waits for Taffeta to see this post.*  :D

Congrats for finding them!

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 25, 2018, 06:53:19 PM
*kicks back and waits for Taffeta to see this post.*  :D

Congrats for finding them!

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

*Taffeta disappears in a cloud of dust towards her nearest John Lewis!*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on August 25, 2018, 07:09:53 PM
Well, I found where the local Targets have these ponies.  However, they don't seem to restock that often.  I did have a chance to smell the Rainbow ponies, I'm a bit conflicted.  I live in a studio apartment and their scents are rather strong.  I'm afraid they would be discomforting to be around every minute I'm home.

Anyway, I'm thinking I'll have to order ponies I want from online.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 25, 2018, 07:16:25 PM
Nice!  Is John Lewis a pretty prevalent store in the UK?

Edit:  Also, glitterball, would you mind if I used your photo on my blog?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 25, 2018, 07:19:56 PM
Oh foo!

I literally lived next to a John Lewis this last week.

Now the nearest is an hour away. :(

And they're not selling them online! *wails*

Lady Moondancer John Lewis is a fairly widespread department store just unfortunately not in my area. :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 25, 2018, 07:20:18 PM

Edit:  Also, glitterball, would you mind if I used your photo on my blog?

Sure thing, LM!  :thumb:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 25, 2018, 07:26:17 PM
I am in the opposite position that right now there is one that is easy to get to from campus but after Wed I will be within walking distance of one. So I will be going to look. Maybe my new room needs more ponies in it!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on August 26, 2018, 02:04:36 AM
So I’m a bit late to the party but I just found out about the 35th anniversary ponies when I found 4 at Target a month or so ago. So far I was able to find all of the CPs (blossom and Cotton candy have a different box set up though). I had 1 Rainbow pony and went on vacation last week to Vegas and was able to find the rest of the rainbow ponies and two unicorn/ Pegasus ponies. They had them in like 5 different Targets that I checked. I guess they are easier to find on the West Coast because our stores are empty here in Jersey. So I checked my bag and carried home 7 new lovelies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Mlp Sunsparkle on August 26, 2018, 08:38:17 AM
OMG! Theyre finally here! My mum works for John Lewis so she can get discount on them! Hopefully I can get some soon! Mum said to check Waitrose if it’s near because they also do toys  :)
Sunsparkle x
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 26, 2018, 08:51:15 AM
OMG! Theyre finally here! My mum works for John Lewis so she can get discount on them! Hopefully I can get some soon! Mum said to check Waitrose if it’s near because they also do toys  :)
Sunsparkle x

There are no ponies at our Waitrose here but they don't do toys. I am going to take a farewell trip up to my Tesco/Smyths this afternoon hopefully, though.  That Tesco has had a lot of toys in the past and has the exclusive store release pony things so worth a final shot. It will be a lot harder to get to it when I move. When I do move, though, there is a John Lewis in the vicinity...

I just wish that it were wave 3 that were appearing in those stores. Because much buying would commence...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 26, 2018, 09:22:28 AM
OMG! Theyre finally here! My mum works for John Lewis so she can get discount on them! Hopefully I can get some soon! Mum said to check Waitrose if it’s near because they also do toys  :)
Sunsparkle x

Oooh yes - there is one HUGE one the other side of town that I will check, as my local (smaller) one doesn't do toys. My uncle is a JL "partner" too, so could get the discount if I got him to buy them for me. I already have the ones I want, so maybe it's too late for that, but it would be cool to see them on the shelves anyway!  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Bebopgroove on August 26, 2018, 01:27:57 PM
Just got all but one of the Rainbows (got Windy a week ago, then picked up 4 others last night) - I'm only missing Moonstone now... Which is weird because almost two weeks ago, I had checked a Target who had maybe just gotten the Rainbows in, they had all but Moonstone. I thought perhaps someone had grabbed her. Well Thursday, another Target informed me they were getting more Rainbows in on the 25th; I could call that morning and have them reserved until I could come get them. I called an hour after the store had opened, and an employee did say they had rainbows and held onto them for me (though he didn't tell me which ones). When I came later that day to pick them up, sure enough it was all but Moonstone /: So either shipments of Rainbows to my local Target stores are minus Moonstone for some reason, or maybe employees are grabbing her as they get put out on the shelf, but it is weird to say the least :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 26, 2018, 02:20:08 PM
Maybe Moonstone is the breakout popular pony of this generation!  :P

She isn't shortpacked, as I've seen the box the Rainbows come in and it's just "six ponies in the box, one of each."  (I literally bought the entire box of the first shipment to my Target.)

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 26, 2018, 02:23:29 PM
My sister bought Moonstone for me as a present, so I haven't really looked at her online listings, but I do remember seeing something at one point that said she was 'best selling' in her category for a while. It doesn't say that now, though. Weirdly the only one that is in immediate dispatch stock on Amazon at present is Starshine, which we don't have but I'm wary of buying because of the weapons grade Vanilla that people are talking about ;) The others are a few week dispatch.

Edit to add - in the literal five minutes it took between me looking at amazon, writing this post and going back, Moonstone is now showing there as out of stock, rather than available. What is going on O.O. Is there a sale on that I don't know about?


I noticed that the store Glitterball visited in Hampshire was marking Cotton Candy and Snuzzle I think as sold out on their website. Snuzzle is gorgeous so I am unsurprised, and CC is actually iconic here xD.

I am going to see what's in John Lewis next week. I would like to get another Windy to debox and also a Butterscotch if possible, as I have the boxed one but she's really pretty and I'd like a loose one too. I might think about some of the others as well if they're not stupidly expensive. I want to encourage the sales of these sets so theres a chance we might get unicorns and pegasus ponies sooner rather than later...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on August 26, 2018, 07:28:30 PM
UK folks -

Collector and Rainbow Ponies -

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are on sale in John Lewis!

Go visit a store and re-live your childhood, looking at the shelves  :P

Well I know where I'm going next week! :frolic:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on August 26, 2018, 07:44:37 PM
Regarding a post a few pages back about the 35th anniversary ponies in Canada. I think they were taken offline because they sold out of what they had to disperse there. I’m hoping they’ll go back up when they get more stock. My local store has restocked them and still has some of them on the shelves. I haven’t been able to pick up Starshine though as she seems to disappear as soon as they restock.

I’m glad they’re finally showing up in more places. I hoping for the third wave here soon.  I’m a bit disappointed in the accessories for the third set though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 26, 2018, 07:55:05 PM
I would've liked stickers for the wave 3 set, but honestly, so long as they show up here eventually, I'd take them in a baggie with no accessories at all :P

I am sorry to sound like a broken record but...the idea of Medley finally making it to the UK is still mindblowing to my tiny brain.

I mean, she's only what, 34 years late...maybe 35 if it's next year...?

We didn't have the others either, but we did at least get plushes of Glory, Firefly and Moondancer back then...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: katrine2309 on August 26, 2018, 08:12:03 PM
Moonstone is the only one who is sold out in the Scandinavian online store as well. I really wanted her, so I was a little bummed. I ended up buying Windy and Stsrshine instead- so very happy overall (but it would have been awesome withMoonstone too!)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 26, 2018, 08:50:24 PM
Moonstone is the only retro Rainbow pony so far. I still need the other 5. The one I have never seen is retro Parasol. I haven't found the unicorn/pegasus ponies yet but am hoping to find them soon. :)

I checked my Target a couple of days ago and they only had Collector Ponies on the shelves. There were parts of multiple sets instead one though as there were 3 Cotton Candys and 2 Butterscotch ponies among them. :lol:


I also wonder why Basic Fun is only including stickers with the Rainbow ponies but not with the unicorns/pegasus ponies. I think the scents and stickers might have been a "let's try something different for Rainbow ponies" approach and then Basic Fun decided that they didn't need stickers or scents for the next Wave of ponies. It looks like they're using the same brush/comb mold for each set.

Collector ponies one comb mold

Rainbows and unicorns/pegasus ponies  one star brush mold. 

I think good possibilities for a Wave 4 would be anyone that they already have the molds for or adult sea ponies because Basic Fun could use multiple sea ponies from that mold.


Ponyfan
 

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 26, 2018, 08:52:38 PM
Thought...do we think that stickers might have been for the Rainbows because they were initially targeted at the European market? We had puffy stickers here longer than the US and the UK had them for longer than anywhere else. Maybe these are key things they thought would tap into the awareness??

Though it might just be that producing them is too expensive to keep going...

And it doesn't explain the scentedness.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on August 26, 2018, 09:28:01 PM
Great news that they’ve been found in John Lewis - I was only there on Thursday! I live fairly close to one so I’ll pop down in the week.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 26, 2018, 09:29:08 PM
I forgot that European market  had puffy stickers longer than the US. :) I think that's also a good possibility why the Rainbows got stickers.  The stickers and rainbow brushes do make them stand out more than the Collector Ponies. :)


Lady Moondancer mentioned in another thread that the stores that Rainbow ponies would sell better if they were scented. :lol: I don't need ponies to be scented for me to want to buy them.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwi on August 26, 2018, 10:03:07 PM
Regarding a post a few pages back about the 35th anniversary ponies in Canada. I think they were taken offline because they sold out of what they had to disperse there. I’m hoping they’ll go back up when they get more stock. My local store has restocked them and still has some of them on the shelves. I haven’t been able to pick up Starshine though as she seems to disappear as soon as they restock.

I’m glad they’re finally showing up in more places. I hoping for the third wave here soon.  I’m a bit disappointed in the accessories for the third set though.

It's encouraging that yours still has a spot for them. I might get a chance to check the store in the next city on Wednesday. Ours filled the rainbow spot with clearance items (GOH figurines). Hopefully is just temporary while they wait on a re-stock (at least that's my hope).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: daizy18 on August 26, 2018, 11:57:16 PM
Bit late, but yes, co.za websites are South African.

FYI - For San Diego ponies,  I found the new unicorn and Pegasus ponies at the Sports Arena Target!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 27, 2018, 08:34:05 AM
I can't believe there's been no official announcement by BF about wave 3 hitting store shelves...   >_<
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 27, 2018, 10:48:05 AM
Glitterball,  thanks for the John Lewis tip! Found them today. They had 1 rainbow, Skydancer, and 3 CP - Cotton Candy,  Blossom and Butterscotch.  I wanted a secnd Butterscotch so I got her. At the till the lady had to go look up the code...she commented that she should remember it better because she had sold lots of them!

So they are here and seem to be selling...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 27, 2018, 12:56:32 PM
At the till the lady had to go look up the code...she commented that she should remember it better because she had sold lots of them!

Woohoo!!  That's great news!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 27, 2018, 01:01:52 PM
At the till the lady had to go look up the code...she commented that she should remember it better because she had sold lots of them!

Woohoo!!  That's great news!

It is. That and the fact there was only one lone Rainbow on the shelf...knowing they come in boxes of six, and there were 3 collector ponies, even if they only put three out, two had sold. This is the store near where I'm moving, so I will check back at a later date to see if there's a Windy. But it was so nice to see them on shelves. I never saw collector ponies ever in stores, as far as I can remember, nor y2 rainbows. I was too young. So it was a little surreal but so nice.

I so hope they get Medley's set. That would make my year, whichever year. Seriously.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 27, 2018, 01:28:23 PM
I had the weirdest dream last night about finding UK babies in re-release packaging on card in a warehouse... of course it was fake and just a dream, but Baby Honeycomb!  *squeak!*  I really really really hope they re-release some babies! 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 27, 2018, 06:46:46 PM
Glitterball,  thanks for the John Lewis tip! Found them today. They had 1 rainbow, Skydancer, and 3 CP - Cotton Candy,  Blossom and Butterscotch.  I wanted a secnd Butterscotch so I got her. At the till the lady had to go look up the code...she commented that she should remember it better because she had sold lots of them!

So they are here and seem to be selling...

Amazing to hear! Congrats Taffeta, I know you've been too patient waiting for them to appear and I have a feeling the third wave will pop up before the year ends *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 27, 2018, 07:15:32 PM
Thanks Gizmo. I really hope you are right.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 27, 2018, 07:34:00 PM
Glitterball,  thanks for the John Lewis tip! Found them today. They had 1 rainbow, Skydancer, and 3 CP - Cotton Candy,  Blossom and Butterscotch.  I wanted a secnd Butterscotch so I got her. At the till the lady had to go look up the code...she commented that she should remember it better because she had sold lots of them!

So they are here and seem to be selling...

Awesome!  :frolic: :happy: :cheer:

I am so pleased that these are in other JL stores too and that you managed to get a duplicate for your collection today!

Isn't it great to see them on the shelves?  :newpony:

I might have to buy another one when I next visit, they had Windy, Skydancer x2, C Candy, Butterscotch + Snuzzle when I was there on Saturday. I wonder if these have sold out already and if they have replenished the shelves?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 27, 2018, 07:54:53 PM
Just a heads up for folks, but it looks like Target isn't the only US big-box store to stock the retro ponies! Much to my surprise, I saw this today at Meijer:

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No shelf tag, and they ring up kinda funny:

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Interesting to note that they're in the "old" style of box without the wrap-around window. Makes me wonder how long they've been sitting there, as I'd given up on Meijer having anything worthwhile pony-wise and haven't checked back in ages.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 27, 2018, 08:17:04 PM
I for one welcome my handheld brushable pony game . . . :P

That is awesome news!!  Would you mind if I used your pics on my pony blog?

Taffeta, I feel like you will get the unicorn/pegasus wave, especially since you got the Collector pony wave (even though most of those ponies weren't sold in the UK).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 27, 2018, 08:31:54 PM
The "hand held game" thing nearly made me lol in the aisle. It's like... okay, that's not wrong, but...

Sure, tumbl away! I do feel bad that demure little Snuzzle has to compete for eyeballs next to 8" Celestia, but hopefully they'll all get bought up if people know to look for them!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 27, 2018, 08:49:08 PM
Handheld games! XD
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 27, 2018, 08:49:54 PM
Wah! I got a reply from BF just re: some general pony questions.  Very exciting for me that i wanted to share with any members who would be interested  ^.^

When are the Pegasus & Unicorn ponies going to be on sale? 

They are now rolling in to Target stores and will be available through December.

Is there any news of the next group of ponies to be released? 

We are working on new assortments of collector ponies and rainbow ponies for 2019 but we don’t have confirmation from retailers that they will be in stores yet.  You can follow our website or social media pages for updates.

We would love to see baby ponies, so softs, sparkle ponies and/or twinkle eyes.  Especially non-US never been released overseas color combination ponies and the never been released celestial ponies. 

Thank you for your suggestion.  We will forward it on however, we are only able to produce what our licensor agrees to.

Is there any plans for more pony playsets? 

There are always plans for more playsets however again, we are at the liberty of our licensor and retail stores as to what actually is produced.

At Toy Fair 2018, the 5 pack Rainbow ponies showcased had 5 combs, 2 star combs & 5 puffy stickers.  The 5 pack Rainbow ponies for sale on Amazon shows 5 ponies, 1 star comb & 1 larger group puffy sticker.  Which one will actually be for sale?  Also, why was Sunlight left out of the gift pack?

The item on Amazon is correct.  1 Comb and 1 Sticker.  Certain revisions had to be made from our original concept to accommodate for cost overages and meet Amazon’s required retail price.
 
Is Basic Fun planning anymore releases of Strawberry Shortcake?  If so, when can we expect the release date?  Or sadly, has the line been discontinued?

Yes, we are still releasing Strawberry Shortcake.  Most recently, we released Peach Blush which is available on Amazon.  (Fyi, yes peach blush is on amazon but for $30-35+.  All my local T stores have clearanced out ssc, ssc is no where to be seen, so I am not so sure how this will end up.)

...and confirmation of more ponies!!! I'm so happy I could just ... :drunk:
 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 27, 2018, 09:05:58 PM
We are working on new assortments of collector ponies and rainbow ponies for 2019 but we don’t have confirmation from retailers that they will be in stores yet.
:frolic: That's amazing if they're planning two new sets for 2019! But there aren't any more "Collector" ponies....? Do you think they mean earth ponies like Applejack, Bow Tie, Posey, etc? And the new rainbows would be the second wave with Flutterbye, Starflower, etc? (Probably too much to hope for Nachtlicht :lol:)

Of course, the big asterisk next to all of that is "if retailers agree to sell them." The retro ponies seem to be moving quickly in my area, especially the Rainbows, but it's hard to say if that's due to actual customers or reselling scalpers jumping on a hot new item.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 27, 2018, 10:03:36 PM
Applejack, Bowtie, Peachy and Lemon drop are all collector's pose ponies so they're a possibility as a set. If you combine with Bubbles and Seashell that would give you six.

I'd be intrigued if they did make the 2nd Rainbow set since that never saw release over here. But, I've been waiting my entire life for Moondancer and Glory so...gimmie!!!!!  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 27, 2018, 10:14:49 PM
That's very encouraging to hear!  The Collector pose thing is interesting.  They may not know that is the name of the pose in the collecting community.  Or they could be thinking about releasing the Birthflower ponies.  If they do that, I really hope they will do the alternate coloring. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 28, 2018, 01:17:15 AM
I just got a notification from Amazon.com (US) that my pre-ordered Pretty Parlors have been SHIPPED.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DNNBS53/

EDIT
Kiwichi, that is great news and thank you so much for sharing!

I was hoping we'd get the 2nd Rainbow set, very happy to hear this.

Now with the "licensor" releasing new licensing art heavily featuring the Twice As Fancy ponies I expect they will likely influence BasicFun to produce them over other sets, it'll be interesting to see what comes up next.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 28, 2018, 02:35:39 AM
Great to hear there will be more! Target should pick them up here, they seem to be pretty steady movers in my area.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on August 28, 2018, 02:56:31 AM
Yes, we are still releasing Strawberry Shortcake.  Most recently, we released Peach Blush which is available on Amazon.  (Fyi, yes peach blush is on amazon but for $30-35+.  All my local T stores have clearanced out ssc, ssc is no where to be seen, so I am not so sure how this will end up.)

$30? Yikes! Yeah I do not want her that much. I can get a vintage one for around that price on Ebay. I sure hope I magically find one in stores one day, but as you said the SSC dolls have all been clearanced out.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 28, 2018, 06:35:52 AM
Kiwichi - thanks for the update!


:frolic: That's amazing if they're planning two new sets for 2019! But there aren't any more "Collector" ponies....? Do you think they mean earth ponies like Applejack, Bow Tie, Posey, etc? And the new rainbows would be the second wave with Flutterbye, Starflower, etc? (Probably too much to hope for Nachtlicht :lol:)

Of course, the big asterisk next to all of that is "if retailers agree to sell them." The retro ponies seem to be moving quickly in my area, especially the Rainbows, but it's hard to say if that's due to actual customers or reselling scalpers jumping on a hot new item.


*taps nose*  :ninja:

I think this / could / be a possibility, just need to wait and see AND if BF manage to get enough pre-orders from the retailers!  :cool:




Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 28, 2018, 11:19:16 AM
*gives Glitterball cookies*

I am not sure if they would count AJ and Bow Tie as collector ponies given they are international. ..

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 28, 2018, 01:16:54 PM
There are always plans for more playsets however again, we are at the liberty of our licensor and retail stores as to what actually is produced.

I was watching the He-Man episode of The Toys That Made Us, and even back in the day they had to do quite the song and dance to get Toys R Us and Child World (2nd largest toy store at the time) to carry their product.  The stores seem to have quite a bit of power when it comes saying yea or nay to potential toys.  (IIRC that's the reason Hasbro initially produced pink Celestia toys. If you look at the prototypes for her early toys they are white, but the stores didn't think girls would want a non-pink pony princess.)

I hope the retro ponies sell so well that the stores are salivating for more.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 28, 2018, 03:42:52 PM
Quote from: glitterball
*taps nose*  :ninja:

*inarticulate squealing*

But if they do make another set, which earth ponies will be excluded? If they're going in rough chronological order, they have eight left (ten if you include Lemondrop sans playset and Sundance minus Megan) and only six spots to fill. I'm afraid they're going to skip over poor Seashell and Bubbles because of their pose. :cry: Either them, or Tootsie and CJ... I'm sure they'll do AJ and Bow Tie because those two are so iconic, and they have the mold already either way. I feel fairly certain they'll do Posey and Lickity because, again, they're well-known, and they'll already have to make the mold if they want to also make Trickles and Confetti.

Which brings me around to my next puzzle: why would they do the 2nd set of Rainbows over the U&P? Don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled to be able to buy a spotless Pinwheel, but those ponies didn't have nearly the cultural presence as Gusty, Heart Throb, etc for nostalgic buyers. (I also feel for G4 collectors who might want a nice Sparkler and Surprise to complete their Mane 6 "ancestors" if AJ and Posey get made too.) The only thing the Rainbows really have going for them is their brighter colors, which might make them "pop" on the shelves more and thus be more attractive to skeptical retailers.

Obviously, the correct answer to these questions is to make an 8-count set of earth ponies, 8 Rainbows including Nightlight and Raindrop, all the unicorns and pegasi, and sea ponies and babies and playsets and just take my money and give them all to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on August 28, 2018, 04:09:36 PM
Is Basic Fun planning anymore releases of Strawberry Shortcake?  If so, when can we expect the release date?  Or sadly, has the line been discontinued?

Yes, we are still releasing Strawberry Shortcake.  Most recently, we released Peach Blush which is available on Amazon.  (Fyi, yes peach blush is on amazon but for $30-35+.  All my local T stores have clearanced out ssc, ssc is no where to be seen, so I am not so sure how this will end up.)

That's only third party sellers, Amazon has yet to actually have her in stock.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 28, 2018, 04:23:38 PM
BlushingBlue, it seems likely that we may get the second earth set which included Applejack and Bowtie + Posey, Lickety Split, Cherries Jubilee, and Tootsie.

I also suspect they might be referring only to the first quarter of 2019 and the second U&P might come out later in the year, with the 2nd Rainbow molds available it's hard to see why not. I originally thought they may skip 1985 altogether and jump straight to the So Softs but judging their response to Kiwichi that doesn't seem to be the case.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Foxtale on August 28, 2018, 04:56:15 PM
I've sifted through this entire thread and I am having a hard time finding this information.

Does anyone have the DCPI number for this new assortment with the unicorns and pegasus? Not the individual DCPI for each pony, but the overall one for the entire case/set?

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 28, 2018, 05:11:26 PM
I've sifted through this entire thread and I am having a hard time finding this information.

Does anyone have the DCPI number for this new assortment with the unicorns and pegasus? Not the individual DCPI for each pony, but the overall one for the entire case/set?

It seems as tho it is the same dcpi as the original collector earth ponies.  Other thread posted receipt and sku on box.  I had both the sku scanned & employee check dcpi from the receipt, and both was the same as wave 1. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 28, 2018, 05:34:40 PM
Yep, as far as I know, the unicorn & pegasus set is currently being sold under the same "master" DCPI as the collector ponies: 086-00-2831. Makes it hard to brickseek, but what can you do ;)

BlushingBlue, it seems likely that we may get the second earth set which included Applejack and Bowtie + Posey, Lickety Split, Cherries Jubilee, and Tootsie.

I also suspect they might be referring only to the first quarter of 2019 and the second U&P might come out later in the year, with the 2nd Rainbow molds available it's hard to see why not.

Yeah, poor Seashell and Bubbles :cry:

I really hope they do get the go-ahead for more ponies from both ends, licensors and retailers, but that's something else that kind of bugs me about pursuing the 2nd edition Rainbows. Hasbro hasn't been pushing them on retro merch, whereas Gusty, Surprise, and Heart Throb have all been used before. Getting a license for the 2nd ed. U&P seems like it would be much easier, but I'm not in the toy biz so what do I know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 28, 2018, 06:02:31 PM
*gives Glitterball cookies*

I am not sure if they would count AJ and Bow Tie as collector ponies given they are international. ..

*Munches cookies*  :yummy:

Quote from: glitterball
*taps nose*  :ninja:

*inarticulate squealing*


I can't say much as the folks I spoke to are saying that things are not set in stone, I was given the names of certain (secret) ponies that were pencilled-in to be ordered in early 2019 (UK) but with the caveat that it all depends on - well - all sorts of things, business, logistics, brexit  >_< previous sales etc. Nothing guaranteed, but hopeful that these new ponies transpire!   :cool:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Foxtale on August 28, 2018, 06:36:56 PM
Thank you everyone! That is good to know.

Searching under the individual ponies came up with nothing in my area so i was hoping this would work (for the rainbow set only the master DCPI worked).

I hope they start selling them online soon. ;p
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 28, 2018, 07:16:05 PM
I had a bad evening yesterday, so decided to go to John Lewis today to cheer myself up.

Got myself Snuzzle - and my kid ran off to get me Skydancer from the shelf, too!  :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 29, 2018, 12:17:58 AM
I'm also thinking the 2019 ponies will include the 2nd set of Earth ponies.  Perhaps they are going with another rainbow set bc they are more appealing to a wider audience colorwise...??? 

But I would absolutely love new flocked so softs!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwi on August 29, 2018, 12:58:12 AM
Canada TRU

Definitely seems they are restocking (wave 1 and 2). I checked the Hamilton one today and found 4 more. Brantford is still out of stock, but they have a spot on the shelf.

I'm just missing Starshine.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: justinb on August 29, 2018, 02:01:26 AM
I'm from Montreal (Canada) and found wave 1 in TRU, but no sight of wave 2 yet and the boxes are different too... Someone found wave 2 in Quebec?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: joey on August 29, 2018, 02:12:40 AM
I'm from Montreal (Canada) and found wave 1 in TRU, but no sight of wave 2 yet and the boxes are different too... Someone found wave 2 in Quebec?

I’m in Toronto and I saw the set of 6 rainbow ponies at TRU and they all had issues with being dirty or patchy/missing cutie marks so I didn’t pick them up :( they smelled good tho.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: justinb on August 29, 2018, 02:42:59 AM
I’m in Toronto and I saw the set of 6 rainbow ponies at TRU and they all had issues with being dirty or patchy/missing cutie marks so I didn’t pick them up :( they smelled good tho.

That sucks...  :(

Do you remember if the boxes were bilingual?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: joey on August 29, 2018, 03:06:34 AM
I’m in Toronto and I saw the set of 6 rainbow ponies at TRU and they all had issues with being dirty or patchy/missing cutie marks so I didn’t pick them up :( they smelled good tho.

That sucks...  :(

Do you remember if the boxes were bilingual?

I don’t remember, I just remember they looked bad but smelled good lol

Hopefully they get restocked. Seems like places may be getting only one case for now.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 29, 2018, 07:02:53 AM
Providing I manage to locate John Lewis a second time (heh, I actually found it last time looking for some complete other store, yay my navigation), I plan on keeping an eye on how they are stocking. I still want a second Windy anyway, so there's reason there.

Onto what may be coming up ahead. I would personally prefer the 1985 set because here it is the iconic earth set of the eighties. And I would be really upset if CJ wasn't involved in it, as she was a childhood pony for me. Although you guys are all so negative about CJ, she is in the animated series. And yes, I know, that's SS CJ, technically - but for me as a kid it was just CJ, and well, basically it is still just CJ. So I would expect her to be a part of the set if it was a proper set. It annoys me that people are shunting her aside like she's not a popular pony, didn't sell well, and isn't all over the second hand market ad nauseum. She is one of the most common early ponies to find here (and as I mentioned before, we had 2 versions, so as far as the UK were concerned, the big sellers/best ponies of 1985's set must have been Posey and CJ.)

Rant aside, I would be really happy to see 2nd set unis and pegs and 2nd set rainbows. Again, annoyed at the negativity towards the possibility of more rainbows. It might be easy to find those second hand in the US, but there are some countries that never got them, in spite of having them in stories and such. And I would be super happy to see any of the 2nd year unicorn and pegasus ponies and any of the 2nd set Rainbows. MUCH more than I would care about Bubbles or Seashell or Sundance...

Just speaking personally. Also, since I'm not so likely to get many of my childhood ponies made in this process, I really want Cherries Jubilee. I mean, I'm probably not getting SNowflake or Mountain Boys, right? XD

I have my fingers crossed that whatever they do bring out, it gets to the UK. For some people it may be a chance to buy their childhood ponies, but for us over here it's a chance to buy ponies we loved as a kid but never had the opportunity to buy. So bring them on, Hasbro.

I would rather have those sets than Regentropfen and Nachtlicht, personally. Not because I don't love those two - I do - but the others are more iconic. At least to me.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on August 29, 2018, 08:36:34 AM
I completely agree with your points on Cherries Jubilee, she wasn't my favorite initially but somehow that changed throughout the years and I consider her an essential now. I also share the same views on the 2nd Rainbow set, those are needed considering how tricky it is to find them in good condition.

Seeing how the So Softs don't seem to be planned for 2019 yet (based on their response to Kiwichi's question) that leads me to believe the "collector ponies" could be the 1985 earth ponies as it would introduce 6 new characters and chronologically they are accurately tied up with the 2nd Rainbows and 2nd Unicorns and Pegasus which share the same poses.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 29, 2018, 10:12:39 AM
Taffeta, I don't know where you're reading this annoying negativity, but I hope it's not in any of my posts.

I only brought up the Seashell/Bubbles vs Tootsie/CJ dilemma because the other four earth ponies are obvious choices due to both popularity and pose. No matter which pair Basic Fun goes with, they'll be investing in a mold that won't be used again in 2019 (or possibly ever). I never claimed CJ wasn't popular or that she was undeserving of a re-release, just that logically the choice would be between those two pairs, and I conceded that it was unlikely that the sitting pose ponies would get the green light over her and Tootsie. (Even though Seashell was a pony that I was desperate to have as a child and never got to buy, so I can't act like I'm happy about it! :P)

And I'm certainly not negative about the second edition Rainbows, just the opposite! (They aren't particularly easy to find in the US, especially in good condition. I still don't have Trickles even now!) I'm curious why Basic Fun could confirm that they were working on more Rainbows but didn't mention more U&P yet -- as it would seem to me that they could pretty easily convince both Hasbro and retailers to do the U&P -- but maybe they just like the idea of keeping a "Collector"->Rainbow->U&P line-up for 2019 as well. Maybe they're still hashing out the Skyflier/Powder pose. Maybe they want to offer something flashier for spring/summer. Who knows? I don't think it's "negative" to wonder.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 29, 2018, 01:20:45 PM
I’m fine with the line up as it seems to be currently.  I’d say the second set of rainbows are definitely not as numerous as the first set.  I still don’t have Starflower or Confetti.

I know everyone wants so softs but I’m wary about whether that would ever happen.  I’m concerned it might be too expensive a process these days and if they do try it that the flocking won’t be the thick soft stuff of the originals.

But that being said, it would make a lot more sense for them to release Posey/CJ (and any uni/pegs like Surprise and Gusty) as the regular versions so that any SoSoft versions they release will be ones ones that where only ever released as SoSofts.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 29, 2018, 01:21:57 PM
I dunno, I think if it comes down to Bubbles and Seashell vs Cherries Jubilee and Tootsie, they would go for Bubbles and Seashell. I just feel they're more iconic.  But maybe my views are colored by the fact that I wanted Bubbles so badly as a kid.  It's true that it would be investing in a mold they would only be using twice and then never again.

My feeling overall is it's fun to speculate on what might come next, but pointless to get mad over it.  We don't know for sure what Basic Fun will do, but we do know that whatever they produce will be G1 ponies, and that is amazing.  Maybe they will make the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies or Rainbow Curl ponies or Baby Rainbow ponies or who knows what.  (For all we know the Facebook contact was accidentally reading off last year's list, which would explain "collector ponies".)  But whatever it is I'll buy it, LOL.

Edit:  Yeah, Year 3 rainbow ponies are not "rare-rare" in the US, but not common.  Especially in good condition.  But I feel like most of the Year 3 ponies are a little hard to find, except the baby ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on August 29, 2018, 02:13:42 PM
eeehh speaking from a practicality point of view, I'd expect CJ and Tootsie over Bubbles and Seashell. I know which ones *I'd* rather have (well, if I had to pick I'd like CJ and Bubbles, really, but- you know what I mean! :P), but they're a business, they're trying to make money and from that point of view, it doesn't really make sense to make a mold that you know you're only going to use twice. (Unless they stop making exact replicas and start switching it up a bit and releasing old ponies in different ponies, I suppose.) They reused Custard's mold for Twinkles.. I dunno, I just can't see them doing the sitting girls over ponies w/ "reusable" molds. Call me "negative" if you will :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 29, 2018, 05:40:39 PM
The thing about reusing the molds is a good point!

I just found a fun review of the Pretty Parlor that has a skit at the beginning based on Peachy's backcard story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK8YJhijQ54

Kiss Curl and Ivy even guest star. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 29, 2018, 06:08:51 PM
I know everyone wants so softs but I’m wary about whether that would ever happen.  I’m concerned it might be too expensive a process these days and if they do try it that the flocking won’t be the thick soft stuff of the originals.

This is my feeling as well. If they do make SoSofts, I think it would be cost-prohibitive for them to produce the thick, fluffy flocking of Y4 and still turn a profit at a $10 price point, so we would probably end up with more of a peach-fuzz effect. Which isn't terrible by any means! I might prefer it personally, but I don't think that's what a lot of collectors would want in a faithful SoSoft reproduction.

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But that being said, it would make a lot more sense for them to release Posey/CJ (and any uni/pegs like Surprise and Gusty) as the regular versions so that any SoSoft versions they release will be ones ones that where only ever released as SoSofts.

I agree with this. The Y4 SoSoft set is so bloated as it is. It makes more sense to avoid flocking any ponies they don't need to flock. (In which case, they should skip the flocking on Wind Whistler, Buttons, etc! :P NSS in the US!) If I'm being honest -- and maybe a bit negative lol -- I would be happy to see them make only the earth ponies SoSoft (a new, jazzed-up "collector" set, if you will) and leave Paradise, Ribbon, and the rest of the U&P as a regular set.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on August 29, 2018, 06:15:36 PM
I wouldn't be adverse to non-flocked versions of So Soft ponies if it came down to it.  I personally would be fine with having vintage inspired characters that are slightly modifed such as not coming with the gimmick they were originally sold with or in alternate poses or reversed hair colors.  I know for example that Twinkle Eyes are really popular, and I like them, too, but imagine those characters with regular eyes!  I just like the idea of something that makes them a little different from the originals.  It makes me less likely to feel guilty about buying a remake of something I already have the original of.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 29, 2018, 06:27:45 PM
I prefer the repros to be slightly-off from the originals as well. It makes it much easier to spot them for what they are when sweeping second-hand markets, and I don't feel weird about purposefully spending money on an exact duplicate.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 29, 2018, 07:51:51 PM
I simply didn't understand why there's such a lack of enthusiasm for Tootsie and CJ in a retro set...I mean, it's not just in this thread but the other ones about the retros too. Thus far they've produced complete sets, and so I kind of don't understand why CJ and Tootsie should be shunted out of their set for release.

I'm not saying that there shouldn't be Bubbles and Seashell, just that in the UK the 1985 set are the iconic ones. I agree with Carrehz on this. MLP here kicked off big time with 1985 and that set were at the front of that move.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Edit to add - UK people, regarding ponies and Toymaster affiliated stores


I was nosy and asked some questions of the head office people. Apparently this is the deal:

"The Retro My Little Ponys are in our Autumn Winter Catalogue which comes out at the end of September. This has a Ring & Reserve feature on it where you can reserve the toy with your nearest participating store.
As we are just the central office here and all of our stores are independently owned (so they look after their own stock) I am unable to tell you which store may have them in stock but the best way would be to use the Ring & Reserve feature on the website (www.toymaster.co.uk) when the Catalogue comes out at the end of September."


Hope that's of use to people. They are apparently coming into Toymaster stores but not till end Sept. What I don't know is whether they will be wave 1 and 2 (seems most likely). But for people not finding them in John Lewis or not wanting to buy online, this may be another option. And it is another physical store where they are confirmed, even if the affiliated system means not every store will carry them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on August 30, 2018, 02:55:30 PM
The 5 Rainbow pony set is in stock now on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Retro-Rainbow/dp/B07DNW27YS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535640865&sr=8-1&keywords=my+little+pony+35th+anniversary
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 30, 2018, 03:12:08 PM
I don't think it's so much that people actively don't want Cherries Jubilee and Tootsie as much as people are trying to guess how Basic Fun will cobble together two incomplete sets into one set of (we assume) six ponies and expressing their preferences.  ('Incomplete' due to ponies being rereleased in Year 2 and 3, like Cotton Candy and Blossom were part of Year 2.)

Like, I don't hate Cherries Jubilee.  It's just that I like Bubbles much more.  (I begged and begged for Bubbles as as kid.)  There's no right or wrong with that kind of preference, it's just personal opinion.   We all had / have our faves.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on August 30, 2018, 03:52:53 PM
I hope we won't be expected to choose between the two poses.  I like them both!  But, I am hoping for a minty purple Seashell.  That would be amazing.  A dark blue Bow Tie would also be very nice.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on August 30, 2018, 04:10:04 PM
The 5 Rainbow pony set is in stock now on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Retro-Rainbow/dp/B07DNW27YS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535640865&sr=8-1&keywords=my+little+pony+35th+anniversary

I saw that! I was able to get three of the six ponies the other day! I need three that are in this box set, but I don't want to buy two again that I just got. And I don't live even close to a Target to take back. :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on August 30, 2018, 04:55:33 PM
I think the comments about whether people do/don’t like the Tootsie pose is just personal preference and ultimately won’t have any bearing on which ponies are produced anyway. If they are made, I wouldn’t buy them, but whether I like or don’t like that pose or irrelevant - the main thing is that retro ponies are being released again, which is amazing! I really don’t think our opinions on a message board will have any impact on what Basic Fun decide to do next. I think sales of either pose would be good regardless simply because of the novelty of ponies being re-released. If you like that pose - great. If you don’t - great. Everyone is entitled to have their own preferences, tastes and opinions.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 30, 2018, 06:58:00 PM

Edit to add - UK people, regarding ponies and Toymaster affiliated stores

I was nosy and asked some questions of the head office people. Apparently this is the deal:

"The Retro My Little Ponys are in our Autumn Winter Catalogue which comes out at the end of September. This has a Ring & Reserve feature on it where you can reserve the toy with your nearest participating store.
As we are just the central office here and all of our stores are independently owned (so they look after their own stock) I am unable to tell you which store may have them in stock but the best way would be to use the Ring & Reserve feature on the website (www.toymaster.co.uk) when the Catalogue comes out at the end of September."


Hope that's of use to people. They are apparently coming into Toymaster stores but not till end Sept. What I don't know is whether they will be wave 1 and 2 (seems most likely). But for people not finding them in John Lewis or not wanting to buy online, this may be another option. And it is another physical store where they are confirmed, even if the affiliated system means not every store will carry them.

Thanks for that!
Really useful as one of the indie toy shops is near to where I get my car serviced, while another one is 10 mins drive away from my Gran's house, so I have a choice of two establishments to harass  :P :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 30, 2018, 07:15:12 PM
Obviously it has no bearing on basic fun and it is down to preferences. The problem I have is the implied expectation that Basic Fun should mash together bits of sets because Seashell and Bubbles must be released at all costs. It is pretty easy for them to just keep rolling CC and Blossom while bringing out 4 new ponies if they want the sitting ponies. Their release and a 1985 set possible release are unconnected which is why it  bothers me. Suggestions CJ and Tootsie don't need a release because they are  not as important seems to miss the point of these as retros for all of us. It isn't a personal wish list.

I have spent my whole life waiting for Medley and Glory. I don't like Sunbeam much. But I don't think that it makes sense to shunt her out for Sparkler just because she is more iconic to me. Each pony in their proper set is the logical way to handle a line in which all of us have our own personal nostalgic favourites.

@Glitterball no problem. Good luck!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 30, 2018, 07:37:51 PM
On another note,

if they were allowed to re-issue Tootsie + CJ in the Posey or Gusty poses, well, WOW that would be something!  :frolic: :frolic:

Anyway, I love ALL the ponies, (just some a bit more than others  :lol: ) I am just happy that repros are being made at all!

Can you remember the forum convos from last year and earlier, about how cool it would be if some company were to make G! ponies again?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Noasar on August 30, 2018, 08:59:54 PM
I agree Glitterball, I would love to see them in alternate poses but I’m just glad they’re being made! I would never have thought when I first started collecting that I would ever see G1’s again! :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 30, 2018, 09:04:18 PM
I agree Glitterball, I would love to see them in alternate poses but I’m just glad they’re being made! I would never have thought when I first started collecting that I would ever see G1’s again! :D

For real!  And such good quality, too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on August 30, 2018, 09:11:36 PM
I think BF would be more likely to make a rearing pony vs a sitting pony.  Plus i think ppl maybe more attracted to the rearing pony, but that's just my opinion.  Whatever BF decides, I will be the upmost happy and I will buy it all.  I wish theyd offer the G1s as direct preorders and/or have Hasbro pickup the line to sell at their website. 

Wth is Hasbro thinking to not produce more g1 related merchandise or make them more readily avail?  Wouldn't u think the G1s are selling much better than the G4 merchandise right now?  (I don't understand the G4 fandom, is their quite a cult following?)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 30, 2018, 10:13:10 PM
There has been a huge amount of G1 clothing stuff over here over the last year but none recently in Primark. I am a bit sad about that although I really don't need any more pony pyjamas...

So I opened up the Butterscotch I got from John Lewis and combed her hair and she does have a turning head. It actually improves the pose for me, having the head turned slightly :D She's now sitting on top of my folder file with her little green box inlay and she looks very pretty there :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Bebopgroove on August 31, 2018, 02:47:51 PM
Wth is Hasbro thinking to not produce more g1 related merchandise or make them more readily avail?  Wouldn't u think the G1s are selling much better than the G4 merchandise right now?  (I don't understand the G4 fandom, is their quite a cult following?)

I was thinking the same, it seems the 35th anniversary ponies are doing really well and selling regularly, then again I don't know their sale figures... It always seemed like in the past, Hasbro didnt't want anything to do with their G1 past, maybe hopefully now they'll see there's a market for it..

It's okay, I don't understand G4 fandom either, alot of G4 fans are strictly fans of just the show and it's characters, and not so much MLP fans or collectors overall.. the fandom did get crazy weird after some time (as with all fandoms on the internet), but hopefully it's dying down a bit... It saddens and disappoints me that Hasbro will barely venture out into making other pony characters as brushables, and I've mostly stopped buying alot of G4 ponies as a result (yay for saving money).. that money will go to Bridge Direct and their anniversary ponies instead...

Speaking of which, I finally found Moonstone the other day :D I love going out and hunting for these, it's literally like finding G1 ponies again, I couldn't be happier about it.. Hoping Bridge Direct has more in store after the 3rd wave of ponies..
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on August 31, 2018, 03:04:17 PM
Well, we can't forget that Hasbro is making money from the new G1 releases.  I'm sure they get a hefty portion of the profits as licensing goes.

I kind of wonder if they're going to remake Applejack.  I'm sure she'd sell well.  But maybe Hasbro is worried about competing with their own G4 Applejack.  :wonder:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on August 31, 2018, 03:05:57 PM
If they do either the 1984 or 1985 earth pony sets, they will have to contend with Applejack. Honestly she's the one that makes the most sense to release really...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on August 31, 2018, 06:53:35 PM
Called two of my most-local UK Toymaster affiliated indie stores today.

One didn't know anything and said they may know in the Autumn. Okaaaay.

The other was on-the-ball and said usually they had things that the US had, but there was a 3 to 6 month delay BUT there was another store based in Burton-upon-Trent (if I recall correctly?) that the owner personally goes out to purchase in the US, does the imports himself and pays all the taxes in order to get the goods into the UK faster. So maybe this guy will do the same with ponies?

Anyway, I was to told to keep on checking the "corporates" (Smyths, Entertainer, Tesco and Asda) as he said that the ponies were highly possible to be sold there, what with their sister companies being Target and Walmart, but we'll see. I'm just happy that John Lewis are selling them; I have not had a chance to travel out to Fenwicks yet to check them yet.  :cool:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 31, 2018, 09:04:31 PM
Until one of the corporate stores get them in I'm stuck on relying on Amazon unfortunately. Plymouth's Toymaster closed at the start of the year and we don't have John Lewis or Waitrose either.
Closest for either is Exeter which is a full on day out. :(  That or Tavistock for just Toymaster but they didn't have them earlier in the month and it's a nightmare getting anywhere down here until the summer holidays are over.

So yay, Amazon.  :pout:

Managed to order Skydancer since she came back in stock but she arrived clearly opened and resealed, the box crushed and the window broken. I've been in touch and they agreed to send me a new one. But, if they package it in a padded envelope like they did before I see some of the damage reoccuring.

Thankfully Skydancer seems no worse for wear and seems to have a fantastic crimped mane. She also smells lovely.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on September 01, 2018, 03:12:16 PM
Spotted Rainbows, Collectors and Pretty Parlor today in NC. Finally got my favorite, Sunlight! Still no sign of those darn Unis & Pegs... At least not in this part ofbthe south. Must have Medley!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 01, 2018, 03:26:22 PM
Today I accidentally discovered that there is a largeish Tesco not too far by bus from where I am now living in London. So at some point I will investigate it. I do still think Tesco is a good bet given the relationship with Target exclusives. There's also an Entertainer here that I didn't know was here till I found it accidentally. And with John Lewis as well, I am prepared to be vigilant. But I haven't yet found any of the toymasters in my new area :/ The only one I knew was up in Wood Green, which didn't have them the last time I visited, and which is now far, far away from where I am. (I like where I have moved to, but I will always love North London...)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 01, 2018, 06:47:23 PM
I found a full set of Rainbows at one of the 2 Targets I checked today. :cheer: I got Starshine and Windy. I noticed that the first set of Rainbows I found were in English only boxes but the set my Target had today were in the French/English boxes with the extended plastic window.
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I'm in the US and I thought we usually don't get the bilingual packaging on most items?  Starshine's scent is very strong.

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on September 01, 2018, 07:02:28 PM
Finally got my hands on Starshine.  She seems to be the Rainbow Pony who goes first.

The rainbows are selling regularly around here.  The collectors are starting to warm the shelves.  I suspect the unis and pegs will be coming soon and the collectors will be moved to Clearance.

But I've bought a pony, Bridge Direct.  Can I get Wind Whistler now?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on September 01, 2018, 08:17:17 PM
Now that I've seen them in person, I have a few thoughts about the rainbow ponies. Windy looks better than most 1980s Windys -- she's brighter with blue-er eyes and something is just different. Moonstone looks great, too. Poor Skydancer and Starshine look a little bald as their manes aren't done far enough onto their foreheads. Their smells are hit or miss -- I wish they hadn't gone with scents, but it's not the worst idea (and not without precedent). I do love Parasol's strawberry smell. Starshine's vanilla is not my favorite, which is weird because I normally love vanilla-scented things.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 01, 2018, 08:20:44 PM
I found a full set of Rainbows at one of the 2 Targets I checked today. :cheer: I got Starshine and Windy. I noticed that the first set of Rainbows I found were in English only boxes but the set my Target had today were in the French/English boxes with the extended plastic window.
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I'm in the US and I thought we usually don't get the bilingual packaging on most items?  Starshine's scent is very strong.

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I am a long way from my Rainbow ponies or their boxes, but I am fairly sure that the bilingual boxes my sister and I had for the Rainbows didn't have the extended plastic window. And I also think the Skydancer I saw in John Lewis the other day was in an English only box. The distribution of these is so peculiar...

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on September 01, 2018, 08:31:47 PM
I noticed that the first set of Rainbows I found were in English only boxes but the set my Target had today were in the French/English boxes with the extended plastic window.
I'm glad you brought this up -- I was going to ask about this. The rainbow ponies at one Target I went to yesterday had French + English packaging, while the other Target (in a different city, technically, but not far) had English-only packaging. The bilingual ones also have a heart made out of dots cut into the middle so that you can smell the pony's scent (that sentence is weird but I don't know how to phrase it), as opposed to the English packaging with just three regular dots. The bilingual ones say Basic Fun on the bottom of the package while the English-only ones say The Bridge Direct.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 01, 2018, 10:29:44 PM
Thanks Taffeta and Haruna.  :)

I thought the bilingual boxes might have been from a mixed up shipment not meant for the US but since Haruna has also found them in the US I wonder if more will appear? I like the heart shaped cutout better than the 3 dots. :)  You can see the heart pretty well on Sunlight.


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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on September 01, 2018, 11:54:13 PM
I just got a Windy yesterday in my marathon hunt for the uni/pegs.  She was the only rainbow I’m missing.  I had noticed that she has the new wrap around window but looking at her now I do see that she has bilingual and the heart shaped dots.

So they are here in Texas, too.

I do want to add that I really like the new windows.  It makes it so much better to display them in the boxes.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on September 02, 2018, 07:01:26 AM
Going to post this observation over in this thread also.

There appears to be some variation in how much retro MLP some Targets are getting. Some of the Targets I have visited had shelf space for all three (Pretty Parlor, Rainbows and the MLP assortment tag) and these were on the retro end cap facing the games. This was consistent for all Targets that had their toy aisles all in a row going the same direction. A few of the Targets I went to had toy aisles that went multiple directions. At those Targets there was only ONE tag for retro MLP, the "MLP assortment" tag. These were located in a designated space (along with Lite - Brite, carebears etc. ) that was part of a much larger shelf of other products.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on September 02, 2018, 12:28:57 PM
I also noticed something strange with the Collector set... Only some of my Collector ponies have turning heads. The very first 3 I found (English boxes) have heads that don't turn. I found these at Target, and at the time the Collecters were very scarce, and they seemingly didn't restock for weeks. The other 3 I got months later at an independent toy store (with English & Spanish boxes) and every pony since has had a turning head. A strange inconsistency indeed.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on September 02, 2018, 12:44:38 PM
Going to post this observation over in this thread also.

There appears to be some variation in how much retro MLP some Targets are getting. Some of the Targets I have visited had shelf space for all three (Pretty Parlor, Rainbows and the MLP assortment tag) and these were on the retro end cap facing the games. This was consistent for all Targets that had their toy aisles all in a row going the same direction. A few of the Targets I went to had toy aisles that went multiple directions. At those Targets there was only ONE tag for retro MLP, the "MLP assortment" tag. These were located in a designated space (along with Lite - Brite, carebears etc. ) that was part of a much larger shelf of other products.

And then you have my own local Target that hasn’t had a retro end cap for months and when I mentioned it to an employee they had no idea what I was talking about.  When I asked them to look in the back for the uni/peg the employee noticed they hadn’t sold any ponies since “April or May”.  Of course they hadn’t, they haven’t put out any ponies since then!  No retro end cap, no retro ponies, even though they apparently have some in back.  It’s very frustrating to live just 3 minutes away from a Target and have it be the one outlier that isn’t doing a retro end cap.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 02, 2018, 01:07:25 PM
I have to share this with you guys...

Today for the first time ever in my life I saw Windy in a store :D I had her as my first pony but she was bought for me, so today I saw her in a store for the first time. John Lewis had restocked which I see as a good sign :)

So I bought her anyway. Now I have to decide which Windy to debox - this one or the one at home.

Really still jealous of you guys in the US picking up the uni peg set though. When I find those it will be amazing...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 02, 2018, 01:23:10 PM
I also noticed something strange with the Collector set... Only some of my Collector ponies have turning heads. The very first 3 I found (English boxes) have heads that don't turn. I found these at Target, and at the time the Collecters were very scarce, and they seemingly didn't restock for weeks. The other 3 I got months later at an independent toy store (with English & Spanish boxes) and every pony since has had a turning head. A strange inconsistency indeed.

It's because they stopped doing the glued heads sometime after the first (or first few?) production runs. All six of mine have glued heads, these are the first shipment my local Target had ever gotten in way back in January, which I had them bring me from the back before they even put them on the shelves. But with all the recently made ones that are on store shelves right now, they've since stopped gluing on the heads.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 02, 2018, 01:27:03 PM
I have to share this with you guys...

Today for the first time ever in my life I saw Windy in a store :D I had her as my first pony but she was bought for me, so today I saw her in a store for the first time. John Lewis had restocked which I see as a good sign :)
Congrats, Taffeta!
I'm still waiting on my local Target to restock the rainbows. Only have the 6 original ones on the shelf.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on September 02, 2018, 01:56:09 PM
Going to post this observation over in this thread also.

There appears to be some variation in how much retro MLP some Targets are getting. Some of the Targets I have visited had shelf space for all three (Pretty Parlor, Rainbows and the MLP assortment tag) and these were on the retro end cap facing the games. This was consistent for all Targets that had their toy aisles all in a row going the same direction. A few of the Targets I went to had toy aisles that went multiple directions. At those Targets there was only ONE tag for retro MLP, the "MLP assortment" tag. These were located in a designated space (along with Lite - Brite, carebears etc. ) that was part of a much larger shelf of other products.

And then you have my own local Target that hasn’t had a retro end cap for months and when I mentioned it to an employee they had no idea what I was talking about.  When I asked them to look in the back for the uni/peg the employee noticed they hadn’t sold any ponies since “April or May”.  Of course they hadn’t, they haven’t put out any ponies since then!  No retro end cap, no retro ponies, even though they apparently have some in back.  It’s very frustrating to live just 3 minutes away from a Target and have it be the one outlier that isn’t doing a retro end cap.

My local Target doesn’t have a retro end cap either. I’ve never seen a pony there but according to brick seeker they are always “in stock”which means they are sitting somewhere in 5e the back for months.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 02, 2018, 02:58:21 PM
I went out to the closest TRU to me, but all they had were the same 2 Collector Ponies that I already bought at EB Games... Butterscotch and Blossom...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 02, 2018, 06:52:47 PM
I have a question about Moonstones. I went to a different Target and they had 4/6 ponies, 2 of them being Windy and Moonstone, who I didn't have yet. I got Windy (albeit with the neck gap, but that's less of an issue for me), but I left Moonstone because...uh...
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I did mess with the levels to make the problem a bit easier to see (very obvious irl, not so much in my pic), but has anyone noticed this bad mismatch with Moonstone? Or any other ponies?
On another note, the "cherry" that Windy is supposed to smell like smells a lot like grape to me.  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on September 02, 2018, 06:56:33 PM
I have a question about Moonstones. I went to a different Target and they had 4/6 ponies, 2 of them being Windy and Moonstone, who I didn't have yet. I got Windy (albeit with the neck gap, but that's less of an issue for me), but I left Moonstone because...uh...
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/462344195739484180/485884181260402709/mismatch.png

I feel kinda dumb about having to ask this, but what's wrong with that Moonstone?




My local Target doesn’t have a retro end cap either. I’ve never seen a pony there but according to brick seeker they are always “in stock”which means they are sitting somewhere in 5e the back for months.

Yeah, I had to ask about them before I found them, which I was able to get Butterscotch and Skydancer, and they had two Pretty Parlors. It was not as according to their shelf plan, and they were pushed all the way to the back.

They also had Parasol and Sunlight, but I am less of a fan of the earth ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 02, 2018, 07:03:03 PM
I feel kinda dumb about having to ask this, but what's wrong with that Moonstone?
The head/body mismatch in person is very obvious. I tried to eyedrop the color from the top and bottom and show on the side but that could be blamed easily on lighting.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on September 02, 2018, 07:15:17 PM
I feel kinda dumb about having to ask this, but what's wrong with that Moonstone?
The head/body mismatch in person is very obvious. I tried to eyedrop the color from the top and bottom and show on the side but that could be blamed easily on lighting.

oooooooooooooohh... I see, I see, I see. I see it now that you mentioned it.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 02, 2018, 07:26:50 PM
I have a question about Moonstones. I went to a different Target and they had 4/6 ponies, 2 of them being Windy and Moonstone, who I didn't have yet. I got Windy (albeit with the neck gap, but that's less of an issue for me), but I left Moonstone because...uh...
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I did mess with the levels to make the problem a bit easier to see (very obvious irl, not so much in my pic), but has anyone noticed this bad mismatch with Moonstone? Or any other ponies?
On another note, the "cherry" that Windy is supposed to smell like smells a lot like grape to me.  :P


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Here's a pic of my Moonstone. :) I did notice that Sunlight and Parasol seemed to be missing plugs on the ones I found yesterday.

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on September 02, 2018, 10:33:56 PM
The Moonstone I found doesn’t have head/body mismatch, but Starshine does. It’s unfortunate that this set has quality issues . . .

Today for the first time ever in my life I saw Windy in a store :D I had her as my first pony but she was bought for me, so today I saw her in a store for the first time. 
Aww, that’s awesome, Taffeta!

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 03, 2018, 02:09:32 AM
I found the pic of Parasol. That is the same Windy in both pics. Are Sunlight and Parasol's mane's supposed to look like that?


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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on September 03, 2018, 02:44:43 AM
Part of it is how their hair is in the box. I deboxed all mine today and Parasol and Sunlight came out of the package with a little bit funky hair. The ear sticks through it where the gap is in the above picture and also how the forelock is styled.

Another thing I am going to add here is that no matter how perfect one side looks the other is unknown. When I deboxed Sunlight, there was a black spot on her foot (non display side) that I was able to get most of it off with just water but there is a small black smudge still left (looked like ink or paint drop). I had to take a moment and remind myself it was a $10 "toy" and move on with it since I really did not want to scrub a brand new pony with a magic eraser and it wasn't going to be seen on the shelf anyways. Yes, I know, we are collecting them and we want them to be perfect (so do I trust me) but the G1's were not perfect either. Factory flaws are an unfortunate reality, unless we want them to have a "collectors item" price tag.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 03, 2018, 07:09:49 AM
As important as it is to have a good quality product, I worry a bit about the perfection search as well - and mostly the returning of ponies because of minute manufacturing issues which are a part of most toys in most lines. Too many returns are a threat to the line overall, and really, it's as toyjunky says. These are cheap toys. I don't think it's wrong to scrutinise every pony in every box if it is important to you - but returning items to a shop raises a red flag against the line in general. And given how many flaws from package G1 had and even still have on MOC items...it just seems a bit crazy to me to care about tiny imperfections.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 03, 2018, 02:25:55 PM
Thanks toyjunky. :) I’m okay with them having funny looking hair in the box if it’s supposed to look like that.

I do analyze the retro ponies carefully as I know I will be leaving the 1st set I get MIB. :) I’m hoping to get another set to debox. My budget is limited right now so I’ve only been able to get 3 of the Rainbows so far. I don’t plan on returning any of my Rainbow ponies. My new Starshine has a neck gap but I’d rather have a retro Starshine that has flaws then none at all. :)  If I’m able to get a 2nd set I will keep the best pony MIB and open the other one.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 03, 2018, 07:01:51 PM
Ponyfan, your Moonstone looks perfect! I'm hoping to come across one that nice.
That mismatch bothered me particularly badly, I'm alright with neck gaps.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Souffaloufagous on September 03, 2018, 11:16:26 PM
I found a twilight yesterday in my target! such a nice surprise since I  have barely seen any of the rainbow collection. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gizmo on September 04, 2018, 01:04:56 AM
Another thing I am going to add here is that no matter how perfect one side looks the other is unknown. When I deboxed Sunlight, there was a black spot on her foot (non display side) that I was able to get most of it off with just water but there is a small black smudge still left (looked like ink or paint drop). I had to take a moment and remind myself it was a $10 "toy" and move on with it since I really did not want to scrub a brand new pony with a magic eraser and it wasn't going to be seen on the shelf anyways. Yes, I know, we are collecting them and we want them to be perfect (so do I trust me) but the G1's were not perfect either. Factory flaws are an unfortunate reality, unless we want them to have a "collectors item" price tag.
As important as it is to have a good quality product, I worry a bit about the perfection search as well - and mostly the returning of ponies because of minute manufacturing issues which are a part of most toys in most lines. Too many returns are a threat to the line overall, and really, it's as toyjunky says. These are cheap toys. I don't think it's wrong to scrutinise every pony in every box if it is important to you - but returning items to a shop raises a red flag against the line in general. And given how many flaws from package G1 had and even still have on MOC items...it just seems a bit crazy to me to care about tiny imperfections.

Excellent points, couldn't have said it better.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 04, 2018, 01:30:39 AM
Yeah, I had a MOC Beach Ball who had black smudges all over her back. And while head-body mismatch can be due to fading, it can also be simply because the head and body were made in different batches, resulting in different shades.  It is what it is when you're looking at mass-produced toys.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 04, 2018, 10:55:57 AM
Off on a different topic for a moment, but a question...

Aside France and now the UK, are these showing up (the wave 1 and/or 2) in stores anywhere else in Europe? Germany for example? Since they seem to be part of the autumn/winter catalogue/wave/release thing here, I'm just wondering whether any other European countries have started to see them on shelves?

Also, did France get the Collector Ponies or just the Rainbows? And is it still just that one shop chain that has them aside Amazon?

I am trying to work out what's going on with their European distribution, since we've only had ones in English only boxes, whereas I had expected multi-language as is normal with pan-European packaging since G2.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: PrincessNikki on September 04, 2018, 04:36:31 PM
I have to share this with you guys...

Today for the first time ever in my life I saw Windy in a store :D I had her as my first pony but she was bought for me, so today I saw her in a store for the first time. John Lewis had restocked which I see as a good sign :)

So I bought her anyway. Now I have to decide which Windy to debox - this one or the one at home.

Really still jealous of you guys in the US picking up the uni peg set though. When I find those it will be amazing...

 im so glad you finally found a pony in the store!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on September 04, 2018, 05:01:02 PM
UK folks -

I popped into our local-ish Fenwicks and asked about ponies...

Nope, they didn't have a clue. However, it was close to closing-time and it looked like the actual manager-type person was not there to confirm.

So, it's a no (for now) for Fenwicks  :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 04, 2018, 05:33:21 PM
Thanks Taffeta and Haruna.  :)

I thought the bilingual boxes might have been from a mixed up shipment not meant for the US but since Haruna has also found them in the US I wonder if more will appear? I like the heart shaped cutout better than the 3 dots. :)  You can see the heart pretty well on Sunlight.


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The first set of Rainbow ponies that I nabbed still in their brown carton- had the English only boxes.

When I went today, I noticed all of the Rainbow Ponies had the boxes like the above.

I guess they changed the boxes very early on- ?  I predict it will drive some neurotic must-have-every-variation collectors a bit crazy...

Still no Unicorns or Pegasus in sight...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 04, 2018, 05:41:58 PM
UK folks -

I popped into our local-ish Fenwicks and asked about ponies...

Nope, they didn't have a clue. However, it was close to closing-time and it looked like the actual manager-type person was not there to confirm.

So, it's a no (for now) for Fenwicks  :(

No luck in Bentalls here either, nor Selfridges. Not that I expected it. And nothing in Waitrose here either. I haven't tried House of Fraser. They seem to have their own problems :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on September 04, 2018, 05:47:49 PM
Aside France and now the UK, are these showing up (the wave 1 and/or 2) in stores anywhere else in Europe? Germany for example? Since they seem to be part of the autumn/winter catalogue/wave/release thing here, I'm just wondering whether any other European countries have started to see them on shelves?

Nope, not here, but I also think we still have to wait 'till next month. Lame.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 04, 2018, 07:02:22 PM
Based on the number of people finding the Rainbows in bilingual boxes it seems that the bilingual boxes are going to be more common than the English only boxes (but that is just a guess) I still wonder why they changed boxes so quickly in the US. Could the first shipment/set of Rainbows sold so well that Bridge Direct/Basic Fun had to make another production run like they did with the collector ponies?

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 04, 2018, 07:05:44 PM
So I'm not sure what is happening in Canada, but the bilingual boxes definitely started off in France...

Query - has anyone found bilingual boxes for the Collector Ponies??
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on September 04, 2018, 08:27:02 PM
Yeah, it seems like there are definitely more bilingual-boxed Rainbows on the shelves around here than English-only. Which is fine with me, since I prefer them, but it is sort of surprising that they blew through the first "batch" that quickly.

I haven't seen bilingual boxes for the CPs yet, but there has been a small change to the latest packaging. The comb is on the right now, and the ribbon and poster are no longer advertised (but they're still present inside the box).

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(IDK why Minty is the shelf-warmer at my Target, but the toy scalpers in my area don't seem to care for green ponies. They're always the last to go.)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on September 04, 2018, 10:02:45 PM
Yeah, it seems like there are definitely more bilingual-boxed Rainbows on the shelves around here than English-only. Which is fine with me, since I prefer them, but it is sort of surprising that they blew through the first "batch" that quickly.

I haven't seen bilingual boxes for the CPs yet, but there has been a small change to the latest packaging. The comb is on the right now, and the ribbon and poster are no longer advertised (but they're still present inside the box).

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(IDK why Minty is the shelf-warmer at my Target, but the toy scalpers in my area don't seem to care for green ponies. They're always the last to go.)

Is it me or are those Minty’s different colors?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 04, 2018, 10:06:33 PM
They definitely are. So nice to see Basic fun accurately reflecting real g1 ponies - with crazy package logic, factory flaws and unexplained batch differences that will leave collectors debating about fading for generations to come!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 04, 2018, 10:23:52 PM
Thanks Taffeta.  I was trying to remember where the first bilingual Rainbow boxes showed up.  :) I figured that the bilingual boxes would be marketed more for Europe/Canada so the fact that we're seeing so many in the US all of a sudden surprises me. I don't mind the bilingual boxes at all, just find it an interesting as although we do get some items in the US packaged in multiple language boxes I've never seen it displayed so promiminetly before on boxes that came from the US.

Thanks for the pics of the different packaging BlushingBlue. It's neat seeing them together like that. I see the color difference in the Mintys too. The one in the middle looks the greenest to me.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on September 05, 2018, 12:59:55 AM
The Rainbow ponies I found in Canada had bilingual boxes. They’re completely sold out at my local store currently. There are still collector ponies still on the shelves. I was checking today to see if the third wave might have come in. No sign of it though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on September 05, 2018, 01:19:51 AM
They definitely are. So nice to see Basic fun accurately reflecting real g1 ponies - with crazy package logic, factory flaws and unexplained batch differences that will leave collectors debating about fading for generations to come!
lol XD
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on September 05, 2018, 02:28:53 AM
With all the bilingual mlp rainbows showing up on us shelves, I wonder if it's bc...

1) bf cannot produce enough eng rainbow ponies to fill the demand in the us stores
2) bf is having a hard time with overseas vendors wanting the ponies due to high cost
3)overstock of bilingual ponies available

Just my assumptions.  I haven't spotted any here.  Rainbows are finally starting to fill the shelves regularly here tho.  I went to T this wknd, no signs of wave 3 yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: justinb on September 05, 2018, 03:44:09 AM
So I'm not sure what is happening in Canada, but the bilingual boxes definitely started off in France...

Query - has anyone found bilingual boxes for the Collector Ponies??

I'm in Canada and the collector ponies boxes are bilingual. I'll try to take a picture tomorrow.  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 05, 2018, 07:24:20 AM
With all the bilingual mlp rainbows showing up on us shelves, I wonder if it's bc...

1) bf cannot produce enough eng rainbow ponies to fill the demand in the us stores
2) bf is having a hard time with overseas vendors wanting the ponies due to high cost
3)overstock of bilingual ponies available


Except that the UK is stocking both sets in English only boxes...so the stock exists and has made it overseas. That is why it is confusing!

@justinb, that makes sense :) Will be interesting to see them...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: chateaushelton on September 05, 2018, 03:13:09 PM
Every time I check in on this thread I feel the sudden urge to go to Target  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on September 05, 2018, 03:14:41 PM
I haven't seen bilingual boxes for the CPs yet, but there has been a small change to the latest packaging. The comb is on the right now, and the ribbon and poster are no longer advertised (but they're still present inside the box).

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(IDK why Minty is the shelf-warmer at my Target, but the toy scalpers in my area don't seem to care for green ponies. They're always the last to go.)
The brighter one in the middle reminds me of the 25th anniversary Minty. I put mine in the 35th anniversary Minty box so I could have a squishy loose one.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on September 05, 2018, 05:15:09 PM
With all the bilingual mlp rainbows showing up on us shelves, I wonder if it's bc...

1) bf cannot produce enough eng rainbow ponies to fill the demand in the us stores
2) bf is having a hard time with overseas vendors wanting the ponies due to high cost
3)overstock of bilingual ponies available

Just my assumptions.  I haven't spotted any here.  Rainbows are finally starting to fill the shelves regularly here tho.  I went to T this wknd, no signs of wave 3 yet.

My thought is a combination of 1 and 2. There has been a huge demand in the US and they have been selling out fairly fast. Combined with the possibility that they are still working out arrangements with overseas retailers. Since the rainbows were released to Europe first it would make sense that they have a large amount ready to go with the bilingual boxes. So someone made the decision to okay the bilingual boxes to ship to US stores to fill the demand.
So far I have not seen any bilingual boxes in southern California.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: justinb on September 05, 2018, 08:55:52 PM
Another variant of the boxes.  :lol:

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 05, 2018, 09:17:58 PM
I admit, I am obsessed with G1 pony packaging. But all this is too much even for me xD.

Thanks for sharing the picture, justinb. That's clearly unique for Canada...although I guess if these showed up in France they'd be in similar?

I still don't think that it's a quantity of bilingual box issue because if it was, the UK would have the bilingual ones...and we don't. We have the English only ones that surely should be in Target stores in the US...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 05, 2018, 10:21:06 PM
Let's see so far for 2 sets of retro ponies we've seen

Original box style-comb placed above pony sticker advertising poster and comb
Original 6 box version 2-comb placed next to pony  extended plastic window, no sticker advertising comb or poster but still included.

Original 6 box version 3-Bilingual box featuring French and English comb placed beside pony


Rainbow pony box style 1- Bilingual English and French


Rainbow pony box style 2 English only


I haven't seen a unicorn pesagus box yet in person. 


So that's at least 5 different box styles we've seen so far, :lol:


I'm hoping to find the rest of the Rainbows and the unicorns Pegasus soon.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on September 06, 2018, 12:34:11 AM
Let's see so far for 2 sets of retro ponies we've seen

Original box style-comb placed above pony sticker advertising poster and comb
Original 6 box version 2-comb placed next to pony  extended plastic window, no sticker advertising comb or poster but still included.

Original 6 box version 3-Bilingual box featuring French and English comb placed beside pony


Rainbow pony box style 1- Bilingual English and French


Rainbow pony box style 2 English only


I haven't seen a unicorn pesagus box yet in person. 


So that's at least 5 different box styles we've seen so far, :lol:


I'm hoping to find the rest of the Rainbows and the unicorns Pegasus soon.


Ponyfan

Don’t forget the OG 6 with comb above and 2 cardboard sides, and comb above with 1 cardboard side and one window side.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 06, 2018, 02:06:32 AM
Finally got my hands on Starshine.  She seems to be the Rainbow Pony who goes first.

The rainbows are selling regularly around here.  The collectors are starting to warm the shelves.  I suspect the unis and pegs will be coming soon and the collectors will be moved to Clearance.

But I've bought a pony, Bridge Direct.  Can I get Wind Whistler now?

Congrats Al!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 06, 2018, 07:56:10 PM
I keep dropping by Target, hoping to find the Unicorns / Pegasi.  No luck on that front yet, but I spotted the bilingual Rainbow pony packaging today!

Also the Rainbow ponies are selling out FAST.  Monday they had all the Rainbow ponies except Sunlight (single-language boxes);  by today, two days later, all those ponies had sold out AND they only had three of the bilingual package Rainbows left (Sunlight, Parasol, and Windy).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shatyr on September 06, 2018, 09:40:24 PM
I visited a Super Target and they had the full CP and Rainbow sets, plus a second Moonshine. I forgot to check for bilingual packaging, but I hope I can be forgiven as I had just left the dentist and hadn't eaten yet.

Still no sign of the uni/pegs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ribbs on September 06, 2018, 11:25:31 PM
I've spotted Rainbow ponies at both my local Targets (all but Moonstone, the last one I need! :( ) that have restocked at least twice... I fail to see why Amazon hasn't restocked yet if Target can keep them in stock? Still no Unicorns or Pegasus ponies at any of my stores. These rainbow ponies are really selling out fast. The struggle is real!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 07, 2018, 12:34:49 AM
I've been able to stop at target Tues and today, and no new rainbow ponies OR unipegs. I do have 4/6 CP still, but it looks like demand is down so it's not worth picking up to distribute to ponyfriends.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 07, 2018, 12:42:18 AM
Went to Target today and they had the Collectors and Rainbows. No Unicorn/Pegasus set. Didn't really see how many of the Rainbows they had since I was trying to be fast, but I bought Sunlight since she's the only one I don't have the original version of. I plan on going back in the next couple weeks to get the rest.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on September 07, 2018, 12:37:59 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAHH! Finally the wait is over! Prisma in Finland has them!
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Regular English boxes, cost 19,90€ ($23.10). They had six of each ponies.
So I only have money for one per month. Uugh. Atleast they are going to be little cheaper at Kärkkäinen, although they have only three ponies listed.

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Windy and Sunlight were on the shelf with other ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 07, 2018, 01:27:34 PM
Yay for Finland!!! Congrats Carolina-chan! Though they are expensive :/

And English boxes...this is all so muddled. I am now waiting for someone in Paris to find English only just to complete the weird....

Zapper, Einhornbaby or anyone else in Germany - any sign in stores there?  I remember Germany was listed in Basicfun-s original announcement for Europe. ..
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 07, 2018, 01:28:44 PM
My sweet boyfriend snagged me Moonstone. He was supposed to wait until I could give him the cash.

Of course Target is overpricing crap as usual. Nearly 16 bucks for 1 pony after sales tax? When I could get them in the single digits on ebay? Screw that! I thanked him and told him I'll get the rest on Amazon. Heh I owe him $ for Moonstone though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on September 07, 2018, 01:30:20 PM
I wonder if there was some kind of mixup at the factory and the wrong boxes went to the wrong places.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 07, 2018, 02:20:07 PM
My sweet boyfriend snagged me Moonstone. He was supposed to wait until I could give him the cash.

Of course Target is overpricing crap as usual. Nearly 16 bucks for 1 pony after sales tax? When I could get them in the single digits on ebay? Screw that! I thanked him and told him I'll get the rest on Amazon. Heh I owe him $ for Moonstone though.

Yikes, how much is your Target selling them for/how much is your sales tax?? The sales tax in my city is 9.9% so one 35th anniversary pony ends up being $10.98, with the price before tax being $9.99. How on Earth are you having to pay almost $16?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 07, 2018, 02:25:36 PM
Wow, is an individual Target allowed to set its own price like that?  You're in the US, right?  Not Canada or something?  Honestly I think you should complain to the store about it.   I haven't heard of them getting marked up like that at any other Target.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 07, 2018, 02:57:32 PM
I wonder if there was some kind of mixup at the factory and the wrong boxes went to the wrong places.

I’ve been wondering that too as it seems like the bilingual boxes would be meant for countries outside the US and the English only boxes for the US.
My sweet boyfriend snagged me Moonstone. He was supposed to wait until I could give him the cash.

Of course Target is overpricing crap as usual. Nearly 16 bucks for 1 pony after sales tax? When I could get them in the single digits on ebay? Screw that! I thanked him and told him I'll get the rest on Amazon. Heh I owe him $ for Moonstone though.

At my Target all of the anniversary ponies have been $10.81 including tax.  They shouldn’t be almost $16.  I think the Parlor and Peachy is $19.99  I think the only items each  Target store is allowed to set their own prices on is clearance items.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 07, 2018, 03:18:56 PM
My sweet boyfriend snagged me Moonstone. He was supposed to wait until I could give him the cash.

Of course Target is overpricing crap as usual. Nearly 16 bucks for 1 pony after sales tax? When I could get them in the single digits on ebay? Screw that! I thanked him and told him I'll get the rest on Amazon. Heh I owe him $ for Moonstone though.

Yikes, how much is your Target selling them for/how much is your sales tax?? The sales tax in my city is 9.9% so one 35th anniversary pony ends up being $10.98, with the price before tax being $9.99. How on Earth are you having to pay almost $16?

I don't know. I haven't set foot in a Target in forever, its cray-cray. I'm just going off what he told me. That poor man. TrU certainly didn't sell the 35th CPs for that much.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gator on September 07, 2018, 05:06:41 PM
3rd wave of ponies have hit Targets here in Georgia, USA.  Just Glory left, someone else got the others.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 07, 2018, 10:11:42 PM
I keep dropping by Target, hoping to find the Unicorns / Pegasi.  No luck on that front yet, but I spotted the bilingual Rainbow pony packaging today!

Also the Rainbow ponies are selling out FAST.  Monday they had all the Rainbow ponies except Sunlight (single-language boxes);  by today, two days later, all those ponies had sold out AND they only had three of the bilingual package Rainbows left (Sunlight, Parasol, and Windy).

Good to hear!  That means they are more likely to get to the unicorns and pegasus faster!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Magicharp on September 08, 2018, 12:46:02 AM
Believe it or not, I found a few Retro collector ponies at Meijers today. I found Blue Belle and Minty, the only two ponies that are in stock at Meijers thus far. I honestly hope that Meijers will stock up on more retro MLP soon. I'm way too eager to buy more and more retro ponies as days go by and the holiday shopping gets closer by the week. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on September 08, 2018, 03:00:33 AM
Because of Magicharp's tip I was able to get the two from wave1 I was pining for! Minty and Snuzzle, and I already had Butterscotch  <33

eeeeeeeeeee Now I need the two unicorns and Starshine from W2.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on September 08, 2018, 03:26:18 AM
Believe it or not, I found a few Retro collector ponies at Meijers today. I found Blue Belle and Minty, the only two ponies that are in stock at Meijers thus far. I honestly hope that Meijers will stock up on more retro MLP soon. I'm way too eager to buy more and more retro ponies as days go by and the holiday shopping gets closer by the week.

Congrats! Are they still ringing up as "hand held games" or did Meijer eventually fix that? :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on September 08, 2018, 03:40:03 AM
Congrats! Are they still ringing up as "hand held games" or did Meijer eventually fix that? :lol:
Lol, "hand held games" is kind of accurate!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on September 08, 2018, 06:46:25 AM
Believe it or not, I found a few Retro collector ponies at Meijers today. I found Blue Belle and Minty, the only two ponies that are in stock at Meijers thus far. I honestly hope that Meijers will stock up on more retro MLP soon. I'm way too eager to buy more and more retro ponies as days go by and the holiday shopping gets closer by the week. 

Believe it or not, I found a few Retro collector ponies at Meijers today. I found Blue Belle and Minty, the only two ponies that are in stock at Meijers thus far. I honestly hope that Meijers will stock up on more retro MLP soon. I'm way too eager to buy more and more retro ponies as days go by and the holiday shopping gets closer by the week. 

I think it will be a while until they get the Rainbows or Unicorn and Pegasus ones. The fact that no other store in the US got the Collector Ponies until after the Rainbows came out kinda points to Target having some kind of first sale exclusivity.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2018, 09:19:38 AM
I should mention...

I don't know if Collector Ponies are coming out in continental Europe as well as the Rainbows.

Just wanted to say that if not, and there's a collector pony someone in Europe is looking for, I'm happy to pick one up if John Lewis has it for cost (£9.99) and shipping. I figure it's probably cheaper for Europeans to get from the UK while we're still in the single market, because of no custom fees. I'm not sure I can ship whole sets of 6, but I'm happy to look for individual ponies if anyone over there is desperate and can't get them any other way. Ditto I guess the Rainbows if they're not in your country, though I sort of think they will be in more countries by the end of this month/start of next for the Christmas season.

I'd say the same for other non EU countries too but suspect with custom fees it's probably cheaper to just get from the US, where the retail price is less...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 08, 2018, 04:25:26 PM
Believe it or not, I found a few Retro collector ponies at Meijers today. I found Blue Belle and Minty, the only two ponies that are in stock at Meijers thus far. I honestly hope that Meijers will stock up on more retro MLP soon. I'm way too eager to buy more and more retro ponies as days go by and the holiday shopping gets closer by the week.

Congrats! Are they still ringing up as "hand held games" or did Meijer eventually fix that? :lol:

XD
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 08, 2018, 05:50:57 PM
I went back to the same Target today that had a full set of Rainbows in bilingual boxes last week. I didn't find any unicorn/pegaus ponies but my Target had another full set of Rainbow ponies. This time in English only boxes. :lol:

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Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 08, 2018, 09:38:38 PM
Someone in IG offered to pick me up the last two rainbows I need. Thank goodness, seems like my store doesn't plan on getting rainbows in soon, and they've been sold out for over two weeks.  :whew:
Is anyone looking for any collectors ponies still? Within the US?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 08, 2018, 09:40:19 PM
I'm so glad these are selling well, but then I imagine how much the market is going to be flooded with them in three or four years time  ;)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on September 08, 2018, 10:17:00 PM
My Target has gone from being almost picked clean to having the display practically full.  Still no sign of Wave 3.  Though, I suspect they will be coming soon to get merchandise moving again.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 08, 2018, 11:28:28 PM
Been looking for the third wave here on the West Coast. No luck yet.  :cloud: Anybody in my neck of the woods seeing them yet??
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on September 09, 2018, 12:09:15 AM
My sweet boyfriend snagged me Moonstone. He was supposed to wait until I could give him the cash.

Of course Target is overpricing crap as usual. Nearly 16 bucks for 1 pony after sales tax? When I could get them in the single digits on ebay? Screw that! I thanked him and told him I'll get the rest on Amazon. Heh I owe him $ for Moonstone though.

Something is off about that. I'd ask him to show you the receipt because they either majorly messed up on the cashier end or he slipped something in there and is charging you for it.  :blink:
They are $9.99 plus tax. Given tax variances they should cost just under $11 (around $10.76 for Orange County, CA)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 09, 2018, 01:33:28 AM
My sweet boyfriend snagged me Moonstone. He was supposed to wait until I could give him the cash.

Of course Target is overpricing crap as usual. Nearly 16 bucks for 1 pony after sales tax? When I could get them in the single digits on ebay? Screw that! I thanked him and told him I'll get the rest on Amazon. Heh I owe him $ for Moonstone though.

Something is off about that. I'd ask him to show you the receipt because they either majorly messed up on the cashier end or he slipped something in there and is charging you for it.  :blink:
They are $9.99 plus tax. Given tax variances they should cost just under $11 (around $10.76 for Orange County, CA)

Nah. Trust me when I say, he's not like that.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on September 09, 2018, 01:42:06 AM
That individual Target must be raising the price... I highly doubt they'd be allowed to do that.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on September 09, 2018, 03:03:14 AM
I found a full Rainbow set at my local Target today. It gives me hope of finding wave 3 soon.
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Post by: Khoufu on September 09, 2018, 03:51:32 AM
Been looking for the third wave here on the West Coast. No luck yet.  :cloud: Anybody in my neck of the woods seeing them yet??
My friend found them in the vague area between San Jose and Gilroy, CA.
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Post by: QuillHeart on September 09, 2018, 05:16:35 AM


Sweet. How long ago was that? A few days? A few weeks?
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Post by: Khoufu on September 09, 2018, 06:25:49 AM


Sweet. How long ago was that? A few days? A few weeks?
Probably a few days. My friend  told me on Thursday that she'd seen them.
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Post by: QuillHeart on September 09, 2018, 11:21:03 AM


Sweet. How long ago was that? A few days? A few weeks?
Probably a few days. My friend  told me on Thursday that she'd seen them.

Cool! Hopefully, that means I'll be seeing them at my store soon...I really hope they get more than one carton this time!  :good:
I live in Oregon, so it's nice to know they are somewhere in California. Still makes you wonder if anyone in Oregon has seen them though and if they have if they have any recommendations on how often to keep checking? I've been seriously checking ever since I found out they were released, and no luck yet!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on September 09, 2018, 08:10:10 PM
So my local Target finally, finally put the retro ponies out again.  There still isn't a retro endshelf.  They are on a random isle with a lot of other random things including all the blindbag stuff.  The labels aren't correct either so I wonder if it's just a holding place for right now.  But I saw all 6 collector ponies and all 6 rainbow ponies.  No uni/pegs yet.  All the boxes were also the old ones, english only, no extended window.  But I'm not surprised since these have been sitting in the back for months.  But I'm just glad they are out so people can see them and buy them.

If anyone here wants some I'm willing to get them for $12 (tax and fees)each +shipping.  Just pm me.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 09, 2018, 11:15:56 PM
Squee my girls are gorgeous!!
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Post by: 1983Baby on September 09, 2018, 11:58:45 PM
So my local Target finally, finally put the retro ponies out again.  There still isn't a retro endshelf.  They are on a random isle with a lot of other random things including all the blindbag stuff.  The labels aren't correct either so I wonder if it's just a holding place for right now.  But I saw all 6 collector ponies and all 6 rainbow ponies.  No uni/pegs yet.  All the boxes were also the old ones, english only, no extended window.  But I'm not surprised since these have been sitting in the back for months.  But I'm just glad they are out so people can see them and buy them.

If anyone here wants some I'm willing to get them for $12 (tax and fees)each +shipping.  Just pm me.

One of my local Targets just put up the retro toys endcap this weekend, months after all the others in the area. I hope that means they will be carrying the ponies since it’s the closest store to me but I’ve never seen them there yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 10, 2018, 03:07:44 AM
My boyfriend took us to Target in hopes of getting Parasol and Starshine. Sadly, they weren't there. But we found the Pretty Parlor and split it up.

She gets Peachy, Twinkles, bridle, saddle, basket and the yellow hat. She's been trying the tack and hat on different ponies. She loves her new stuff.

I get the Pretty Parlor, white hat, brush and comb.

My Brush n Grows would be great choices to manage the Pretty Parlor in Peachy's stead.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Mermaid on September 10, 2018, 05:21:16 AM
I found the pretty parlor, I just can’t seem to find the rainbows or the unicorn/Pegasi set yet!
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Post by: QuillHeart on September 10, 2018, 11:36:11 AM


One of my local Targets just put up the retro toys endcap this weekend, months after all the others in the area. I hope that means they will be carrying the ponies since it’s the closest store to me but I’ve never seen them there yet.


Unfortunately the target I have here seems to be rather slow on the uptake as well. I when I went there a few days ago, they had just finally gotten more of the rainbows in. They had tons of the pretty parlor, and the original. So maybe this means they will continue to carry the other lines as well? I hope I don't have to wait for entire months for them to get on board...

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So my local Target finally, finally put the retro ponies out again.  There still isn't a retro endshelf.  They are on a random isle with a lot of other random things including all the blindbag stuff.  The labels aren't correct either so I wonder if it's just a holding place for right now.  But I saw all 6 collector ponies and all 6 rainbow ponies.  No uni/pegs yet.  All the boxes were also the old ones, english only, no extended window.  But I'm not surprised since these have been sitting in the back for months.  But I'm just glad they are out so people can see them and buy them.

If anyone here wants some I'm willing to get them for $12 (tax and fees)each +shipping.  Just pm me.

This is a super nice offer from you, Sunset! Myself, I'm good on those sets, but I'll make a similar offer. We have some of those ponies here in Oregon, so if anyone needs them, I'd be willing to go see what I can find as well and pick something up.

Anyone please let me know if they are able to get their hooves on a few of the new Pegasus and unicorn ones, and I may be willing to purchase from you if my target doesn't take the hint and get them soon!  :cloud:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 10, 2018, 03:08:39 PM
--UK people

Just to confirm that Toymaster related stores are getting these. I saw Minty, Snuzzle and Butterscotch in an affiliated store this afternoon in Surrey. There were 2 Mintys suggesting they must have already sold other characters. And tgey were nicely at kid eye height :)

£9.99 as other places.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 10, 2018, 04:35:09 PM
Hmmmm I can't get all of them but I definitely DO want Starshine and Parasol... and Snuzzle! 
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Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 10, 2018, 06:15:27 PM
Still no unicorns / pegasi yet . . . But get this:  having previously restocked with dual-language Rainbow ponies, Target has now restocked with single-language packages again!  LOL, what's happening?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 10, 2018, 06:20:27 PM
Still no unicorns / pegasi yet . . . But get this:  having previously restocked with dual-language Rainbow ponies, Target has now restocked with single-language packages again!  LOL, what's happening?

My Target did the same thing. :lol: The last set was in the bilingual boxes but the full set they had Sat. was in the English only boxes. I haven’t seen  the unicorn/pegasus set ponies either.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 10, 2018, 06:56:15 PM
Still no unicorns / pegasi yet . . . But get this:  having previously restocked with dual-language Rainbow ponies, Target has now restocked with single-language packages again!  LOL, what's happening?

My Target did the same thing. :lol: The last set was in the bilingual boxes but the full set they had Sat. was in the English only boxes. I haven’t seen  the unicorn/pegasus set ponies either.

Ponyfan

Next release they'll be in Greek. Just to keep you on your toes O.O.

The Collector Ponies I saw today were in English boxes. I admit, I don't remember which style and I didn't think to take a photo.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 10, 2018, 08:42:50 PM
Still no unicorns / pegasi yet . . . But get this:  having previously restocked with dual-language Rainbow ponies, Target has now restocked with single-language packages again!  LOL, what's happening?

My Target did the same thing. :lol: The last set was in the bilingual boxes but the full set they had Sat. was in the English only boxes. I haven’t seen  the unicorn/pegasus set ponies either.

Ponyfan

Next release they'll be in Greek. Just to keep you on your toes O.O.

The Collector Ponies I saw today were in English boxes. I admit, I don't remember which style and I didn't think to take a photo.

Learning to say My Little Pony in Greek might be fun. :) I’ve already learned how to say it in English and French.

I’m hoping the unicorn/pegasus set appears in my area but I still need 3 of the Rainbows to complete my set.

Ponyfan
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Post by: Ribbs on September 12, 2018, 09:41:32 PM
Unicorns and Pegasus set have hit NC!!! :)
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Post by: QuillHeart on September 12, 2018, 09:45:57 PM
Unicorns and Pegasus set have hit NC!!! :)
Awesome!! :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on September 13, 2018, 01:50:49 AM
Odd choice of words.

Still haven't seen them here on the mitten.  It's only a matter of time though.

I got Parasol and Windy.  So, with the Sunlight I already own, I've moved forward on my goal to collect weather-based ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Rainbow Dash on September 13, 2018, 02:04:16 AM
I still haven't seen any signs of the Rainbows yet, let alone the unicorns/pegasi set.  I stopped at a Target near work yesterday morning and they had just put out wave 1 again (first time I've seen those in a while) and the Pretty parlor (which, I of course snapped up).  I stopped at one of the other Targets near there after work, and same story - they had the first wave but none of the newer ones.  The first Target had also restocked the Care Bears (Share & Cheer).

I'm leaving on a trip tomorrow morning across six states.  I'll be stopping at Targets along the way.  Is anyone finding waves 2 and/or 3 in the Northeast or Midwest?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 13, 2018, 02:11:12 AM
Unicorns and Pegasus set have hit NC!!! :)

YES!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on September 13, 2018, 03:58:34 PM
I found another Sunlight to debox.  Her neck alignment is perfect! And the glitter symbol looks so pretty.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on September 15, 2018, 12:22:40 AM
I don't think anyone's mentioned this Rainbow pony package variation...

My Starshine has seven languages on it.  :shocked:

Both of my Skydancer's are the regular English version.

But Starshine looks the same on the front and then on the back it's the same until you get to the blurb and then:

A shortened English blurb followed by:
French
Spanish
Italian
Dutch
German

and.....

Arabic!
For the record My little pony is my little pony in all of them apart from Spanish which says mi little pony. I can't read the arabic so when I finally get a picture up that's for someone else.  :P

The interesting thing is Starshine was my preorder from Amazon while Skydancer I only got more recently from Amazon.

I'm wondering if this is the proper international version sort o' speak. For the record all of mine are UK ones.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 15, 2018, 12:49:52 AM
I got my Starshine and Moonstone finally, but they're in the EU packaging variation.
I can see what some people meant when they were talking about Starshine's smell, it's the strongest out of all of them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 15, 2018, 01:05:15 AM
OMG, I hope you take a picture of the seven-language box!  It's crazy how many box variants there are!  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 15, 2018, 02:19:07 AM
So I went to my local target today. Still no sign of the Pegasus and unicorn collection. But I did see that they were getting pretty scarce as far as my Little pony. Meaning that a lot of people bought what they did have. So I'm hoping that means they will soon bust out the new collection. Here's hoping anyway. :good:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on September 15, 2018, 02:44:36 AM
I am under the impression that these are basically 1 per shipper, so if a store gets a shipment of this in it's basically one of each unless they get more than one lot.

It would explain why poor Butterscotch is the only one that keeps getting left behind when there was one of each of the others- there were 4 Butterscotch's left.

Apparently no one really cares for her 'round here...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 15, 2018, 02:51:00 AM
I am under the impression that these are basically 1 per shipper, so if a store gets a shipment of this in it's basically one of each unless they get more than one lot.

It would explain why poor Butterscotch is the only one that keeps getting left behind when there was one of each of the others- there were 4 Butterscotch's left.

Apparently no one really cares for her 'round here...

From my understanding, that seems to be the case. At least about them getting one carton of a complete set at a time. That's actually what happened when I went and got my rainbow ponies. When I had the customer service look up the inventory code for them, they only had one box in the back. The box came as one full set. They got more after that, but I can confirm that all these ponies get shipped in boxes of the full collection. One box= one full set of six.

Which makes sense, I guess, but it kind of sucks. Because that means, if you aren't lucky enough to get the whole set when you see it, you end up with piecemeal things like that. Or in your case, multiples of one gal over the others.

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Post by: Khoufu on September 15, 2018, 02:57:51 AM
That's why I was surprised when I found a Minty when my Target had low stock, as she said rather popular, especially compared to Butterscotch.  I wonder how's least/most popular of the other two sets.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 15, 2018, 03:03:07 AM
That's why I was surprised when I found a Minty when my Target had low stock, as she said rather popular, especially compared to Butterscotch.  I wonder how's least/most popular of the other two sets.

From what I saw left at my store, and the rainbow ponies, parasol seems to be a favorite. Moonstone and sunlight. Definitely Sunlight. She's a bit rarer, I guess
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 15, 2018, 03:17:55 AM
That's why I was surprised when I found a Minty when my Target had low stock, as she said rather popular, especially compared to Butterscotch.  I wonder how's least/most popular of the other two sets.

Minty shelf-sits around here. Poor Pony.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 15, 2018, 03:22:52 AM
I have a seven language box for my Rainbows too!

and Blossom is our shelf-sitter here in Canada...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sweet Daes on September 15, 2018, 02:54:53 PM
That's why I was surprised when I found a Minty when my Target had low stock, as she said rather popular, especially compared to Butterscotch.  I wonder how's least/most popular of the other two sets.

From what I saw left at my store, and the rainbow ponies, parasol seems to be a favorite. Moonstone and sunlight. Definitely Sunlight. She's a bit rarer, I guess

I always see Parasol and Sunlight, one or two each at a time. A couple of occasions I have seen one Skydancer, but I have her already and the other two vintage.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 15, 2018, 04:16:55 PM

I'm wondering if this is the proper international version sort o' speak. For the record all of mine are UK ones.

That is kind of what I expected us to get. But I have only seen either the French/English ones which are French not Canadian...and the English only which match the US release...

Sigh. Just as messed up as G1. Pictures for sure please :D

I am not sure about shelf sitters here as they haven't been here long enough or on enough shelves to know...but the store in Epsom had 2 Mintys.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on September 15, 2018, 09:04:01 PM
My friend got me Sunlight :blush: She smells the worst out of the six (I don't get apple from that at all), but she is so cute. More green than blue, which I like.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 15, 2018, 09:11:53 PM
I found a full set of the unicorn and pegasus ponies at my Target today. :cheer: :cheer: The only Rainbow ponies left were Sunlight and Windy.


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I surprised to see them as last week that Target had another full set of Rainbow ponies. Maybe it was the store lighting  but Firefly and Medley's symbols didn't seem as glittery as I expected.

I'd love to see the 7 language Rainbow pony box.


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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 16, 2018, 01:23:30 AM
I found a full set of the unicorn and pegasus ponies at my Target today. :cheer: :cheer: The only Rainbow ponies left were Sunlight and Windy.


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I surprised to see them as last week that Target had another full set of Rainbow ponies. Maybe it was the store lighting  but Firefly and Medley's symbols didn't seem as glittery as I expected.

I'd love to see the 7 language Rainbow pony box.


Ponyfan

Wow! Soooo pretty! Hope I see them in my target soon!! :frolic: :lovey:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: sarabear on September 16, 2018, 04:45:18 AM
!! :D !!  So I stumbled across the Pretty Parlor and a few of the Collector and Rainbow ponies at a Target near me the other day, so I had to swing back by the Arena here to figure out what was up. I was so excited to see these guys, and thrilled to read here about all the details. Now I see the Unicorn/Pegasus set is coming to Target also! I may have to start stalking the toy aisles of my neighborhood Targets for a while!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 16, 2018, 02:04:38 PM
Anyone find them when they haven't been listed as in stock on Brick Seek?

Congrats to everyone who has found them!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 16, 2018, 02:07:39 PM
Anyone find them when they haven't been listed as in stock on Brick Seek?

Congrats to everyone who has found them!

Would honestly love to know this as well! Been checking brickseek as well, and everything is still listed as "out of stock" everywhere I look. When I found my rainbow ponies, that system listed them as "in stock" but with the fact that some people have found them now, it makes me wonder how responsive their system actually is. Whether I should actually start going and bugging customer service about whether they even know about the shipments or not? Any advice?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 16, 2018, 03:18:12 PM
Today on the shelf in John Lewis I noticed the price tag for the Collector Ponies was missing. Both Rainbows and Collector Ponies were still there though. The staff also have a photo of the tag at their till because for some reason it never scans, even though they have told me more than once that they are selling a lot of them and should know the code by heart. I am reassured that when I go in, it's clear ponies have moved. The missing tag may just be because someone took it to scan at till and never put it back. I noticed that the Rainbow tag had a date on it of 16th August so I guess that's when they officially came on shelves.

I asked them about further lines. The response was that they expect they will probably get wave 3, but they have no idea when that might be. Given Glitterball's timelines, it might not be till February in the UK, but I will live in hope. I can walk to John Lewis ;)

Boxes still only English language. Names are cardboard, not stickers. The Collector Ponies have the expanded window, the Rainbows don't. Go figure.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: QuillHeart on September 16, 2018, 03:24:29 PM
I might just end up having to do what I was planning on doing anyway. Which is try to wait until the beginning of October, or late in this month to check again. Of course, I'm checking places like brickseek as regularly as I can, to try to check the inventory ahead of time, but that only seems to make me more impatient.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Whippycorn on September 16, 2018, 03:41:07 PM
Still no sign of ponies in my John Lewis, Taffeta :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 16, 2018, 03:44:18 PM
Still no sign of ponies in my John Lewis, Taffeta :(

Yeah, sister has said there aren't any in Oxford's either (unless that's where you are)...so I wonder if it's all branches or just regional? We don't have one in the area my parents live, I don't think...maybe Shrewsbury but that's miles away...I am wondering if they've only been seen in the South East so far...

Do you have a toymaster affliliate? They are meant to stock them from the end of September. Some already have them - I saw them in Epsom but none in Ealing, so I guess it's a bit early. It's not for sure all branches will carry them, but the toymaster people I spoke to said from the end of Sept it should be possible to check stock online...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Whippycorn on September 16, 2018, 04:10:22 PM
I'm in Yorkshire, so it could be that they haven't migrated up here yet. There aren't any Toymaster affiliated stores either near me. I might have to make a trip to York at the end of the month.

I'm just being impatient after seeing everyone's photos!  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 16, 2018, 04:17:24 PM
Okay it doesn't look like anyone else has posted the 7-language boxes so here's mine:

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Post by: Taffeta on September 16, 2018, 04:22:04 PM
That...is quite something O.o. That ought to give some indication, then, of where these ponies ought to be on sale...right?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 16, 2018, 06:09:15 PM
Someone mentioned the name stickers on some of the Rainbow pony boxes. I just checked mine and the bilingual boxes have the name stickers and English only boxes have the names printed on the cardboard. That 7 language box is really interesting too.  :) Looking at the unicorns and pegaus ponies boxes it looks like their names are just stickers also.

I couldn't figure out why Moondancer and Twilight both had blue brushes until I realized that the brushes are supposed to match their tail ribbons.
You can kind of see it in the pictures but both Moondancer and Sunlight have neck gaps.


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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 16, 2018, 06:44:06 PM
Okay it doesn't look like anyone else has posted the 7-language boxes so here's mine:

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That's neat!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on September 16, 2018, 09:08:31 PM
@lovesbabysquirmy thank you for posting yours. I've been at work last couple of days and haven't had the time.

Might be an odd question but is yours only the Starshine in that packaging? I've only got two Rainbow ponies and both are in different packaging. Of the two Starshine is the only one in the 7 language package. I just find it slightly amusing.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 16, 2018, 09:10:49 PM
I'm in Yorkshire, so it could be that they haven't migrated up here yet. There aren't any Toymaster affiliated stores either near me. I might have to make a trip to York at the end of the month.

I'm just being impatient after seeing everyone's photos!  :P

I missed this before, sorry :/ If they're part of the autumn/winter wave then probably they are migrating upwards. Go harass some people xD. Tell them they have them down south, why not up north!

I didn't see any retro ponies when I was in Sheffield the other week, although admittedly I didn't have a lot of time to look. Maybe they really just haven't got there yet. I'm sure they will! If you're in the York vicinity that's even further North so it seems they're not there yet.

(Also, York is an awesome beautiful city, so if you have an excuse, why not XD)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 16, 2018, 11:37:04 PM
@lovesbabysquirmy thank you for posting yours. I've been at work last couple of days and haven't had the time.

Might be an odd question but is yours only the Starshine in that packaging? I've only got two Rainbow ponies and both are in different packaging. Of the two Starshine is the only one in the 7 language package. I just find it slightly amusing.

No, my Moonstone is in the same packaging as well :) 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on September 17, 2018, 01:24:37 AM
I hope to add the other three Rainbow ponies soon! :) I have stopped collecting but want to add these ones to my collection.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 17, 2018, 01:47:21 PM
Anyone find them when they haven't been listed as in stock on Brick Seek?

Congrats to everyone who has found them!

Would honestly love to know this as well! Been checking brickseek as well, and everything is still listed as "out of stock" everywhere I look. When I found my rainbow ponies, that system listed them as "in stock" but with the fact that some people have found them now, it makes me wonder how responsive their system actually is. Whether I should actually start going and bugging customer service about whether they even know about the shipments or not? Any advice?

Brickseek isn't run by Target, which might be part of the reason for the inaccuracy.  I'm not sure how they get their data, they must tie into Target's inventory system somehow?  Although, I guess that does go back to Target's inventory system being inaccurate.

Does the unicorn / pegasus set have a unique DCPI or just the "master" retro one?

Edit:  Never mind, found their DCPIs on MLP Merch.  Bless that site.

Glory - 086-00-2877
Moondancer - 086-00-2879
Sunbeam - 086-00-2878
Twilight - 086-00-2876
Firefly - 086-00-2874
Medley - 086-00-2875
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on September 17, 2018, 03:01:28 PM
My John Lewis doesn't have them yet, either (at least they didn't last time I checked - have to go back there soon for another look!). I'm wondering if they're only available in the South right now.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 18, 2018, 12:23:05 AM
I have a friend that’s not really in to ponies but when she saw my pics of the unicorn/pegasus ponies she said she wanted Moondancer. Moondancer was one of her childhood ponies. :)

Ponyfan

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on September 18, 2018, 12:35:45 AM
Hee! Well at least Starshine isn't by herself in her unusual box.   :P

If I ever manage to escape Plymouth Carrehz I'll try and have a look in the Toymaster's and John Lewis down here, but I'll be honest I'm not holding my breath. If something has managed to escape past Bristol I'll be amazed.

For those who are in the know though, any idea where I'd find them in those shops? Are they being placed near the G4 or elsewhere?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 18, 2018, 08:26:45 AM
Hee! Well at least Starshine isn't by herself in her unusual box.   :P

If I ever manage to escape Plymouth Carrehz I'll try and have a look in the Toymaster's and John Lewis down here, but I'll be honest I'm not holding my breath. If something has managed to escape past Bristol I'll be amazed.

For those who are in the know though, any idea where I'd find them in those shops? Are they being placed near the G4 or elsewhere?

In my local John Lewis they are in the middle of the toy section but there are no G4s around them. I am not even sure if that John Lewis sells G4, actually. In the Toymaster affiliate in Epsom they were alongside the G4 at child eye level. But they only had the Collector Ponies.

Will be interesting if it's just the South East so far or if it's wider across the south. I may be in Birmingham some time this week (not sure yet), and if so I will try and check the JL there.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 18, 2018, 07:57:58 PM
I have a friend that’s not really in to ponies but when she saw my pics of the unicorn/pegasus ponies she said she wanted Moondancer. Moondancer was one of her childhood ponies. :)

Ponyfan

I have a feeling a lot of these ponies will be purchased spur of the moment by people who had those ponies as a kid-

I mean even my older sister, who does NOT collect anything, was thrilled to see the classic ponies and excited to get "Minty" (her first pony).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on September 18, 2018, 11:56:45 PM
Does anyone have John Lewis' item code (or w/e it's called, I'm sure there's a more specific name but heck if I can think of it right now XD) for the collector ponies, please? <3
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 19, 2018, 08:53:08 AM
The number I have on my receipt for Windy is S 78522002.

I can't find Butterscotch 's receipt at the moment. It probably got junked in my move. I bought Minty the other day but her receipt was using the Rainbow code discounted as the cp set code has vanished from the shelf.

They don't seem to be on the site. Staff at my store always have to go check the number on shelf and have actually now taken a photo of it.

It comes up on the receipt as 'character toy'.
I don't know if any of that helped but if the Rainbow number is at all similar to the us one it might be possible to figure it out.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 19, 2018, 02:45:44 PM
The collectors pose ponies have disappeared from the shelf.
The Target worker said the DPCIs for the individual unipegs are online only, and I don't mind making an order if they do come up as in stock online. Saves me the stress of waiting and looking.  :P I wish there were individual dpcis for each SET for in store stock.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 19, 2018, 03:43:34 PM
I live on the east coast and there have been no sign of the Rainbow Ponies or the characters from the pilot episodes at Target in this area... Are there any other east coasters that have seen them? I checked with two cities and no luck.  :pout:
The pilot episode characters? Do you mean the unicorns and pegasi?
I'm around the Philadelphia suburbs area and the Rainbow Ponies are around, they just fly off the shelves. I'd try calling and asking for the scented ones to see if there are any before heading in. I recently finished my set, but it took a few weeks.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 19, 2018, 04:50:46 PM
Lol I was just lamenting over us not getting them and I went to Target to get lunch and I now have all 6 unipegs.  :P
Looks like they put them where the collectors pose ponies were. Did anyone notice the CP and unipegs occupying the same space?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on September 19, 2018, 05:11:28 PM
My closest Target has put all the collectors ponies low in the corner of a shelf full of modern games.  Not on the end cap, and not with the G4 ponies.  And they made it worse because the room allowed was only one box wide.  No one is going to find them there.  I had to ask... and I pointed out how hard they were to find.

Personally, I would have a giant lighted arrow pointing at them with text that says, "Get your ponies here!"  What are they thinking?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 19, 2018, 05:27:35 PM


Personally, I would have a giant lighted arrow pointing at them with text that says, "Get your ponies here!"  What are they thinking?

If they did that in John Lewis it would be so helpful. I already can't navigate, and the shop is unnecessarily complicated, with many floors and escalators and link bridges and so on. I am sure I would look less like a shifty shoplifter doubling back on myself and walking round in circles trying to find the toy section if there was glowing signage :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 19, 2018, 10:13:57 PM
So, update. I found one Skydancer and one very smudged Moonstone at Target. I checked with someone there and they said they just got them in and they were the only two they ever saw. I honestly thought they got them in sets, but it seems that's not always the case.

I think it more likely the employees don't know what they're talking about or just gave you an answer that could have technically been true- if they were not the one who stocked the toys. But the ponies all come in boxes that fit six ponies. 

Unless someone bought the ponies at another Target and returned them at your Target, which seems very unlikely...

I think we will all see more once they stop selling out so instantly...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on September 20, 2018, 12:07:35 AM
I live on the east coast and there have been no sign of the Rainbow Ponies or the characters from the pilot episodes at Target in this area... Are there any other east coasters that have seen them? I checked with two cities and no luck.  :pout:

I’m from New Jersey and have found the rainbow ponies. I haven’t found Wave 3 yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 20, 2018, 01:29:06 AM
For those of you who have found the unicorn / pegasus set, are all three sets now available at your stores?  Or did they discontinue the Collector or Rainbows when they switched in the unicorn / pegasus set?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 20, 2018, 02:00:55 AM
I found a full set of the unicorns/pesgaus set last weekend. My Target store had them on the shelves with the Collector Ponies and the 2 Rainbow ponies they had left.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 20, 2018, 04:36:32 AM
For those of you who have found the unicorn / pegasus set, are all three sets now available at your stores?  Or did they discontinue the Collector or Rainbows when they switched in the unicorn / pegasus set?
It certainly looks like they stopped the collectors, although I'll have to see next Target run if they replace where the unipegs were.
There was a full set of Rainbows, too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on September 20, 2018, 06:30:57 AM
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There has been some discussion in Finnish sites about the state of some of the ponies, especially Moonstone being prone to yellowing, really badly. Has this happened anywhere else or did we just get a bad batch of ponies?
Image doesn't show this well, but the body has also gone partially really yellow and then there's the obvious head mismatch.
I think I even saw some yellowing on Parasol.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: MimicPower on September 20, 2018, 12:31:59 PM
The price/quality ratio seems fantastic to me. The ponies in my collection look great ... I wish all the ponies were still on sale under those conditions and price.

Or it may be a timely factory failure (I doubt it, seeing the image) ...or the photos have sometimes do not do justice to reality.
I sometimes do not even recognize myself! (especially when I appear ugly ;).
I don't have red eyes either).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on September 20, 2018, 01:59:06 PM
My Moonstone is perfect and I hope she stays that way...  :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 20, 2018, 02:10:36 PM
I just need to get my daughter her Parasol and Starshine. Tbh, hearing that Star is discoloring already, has turned me away from buying her, as I wanted a pristine white one. Whoever suggested that this set be scented oughtta be yelled at. Perhaps politely taking our concerns to Basic Fun will keep other sets from having this issue?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 20, 2018, 03:02:26 PM
I agree that telling Basic Fun would be a good idea!  None of my Rainbows have discolored so far . . . I wonder if there is a trigger?  Sunlight or something?  Or is it just random?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on September 20, 2018, 03:09:46 PM
I'd only seen complaints about Starshine either yellowing or getting stained from her ribbon, not to mention symbol misprints, head/body mismatch, and neck gaps.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 20, 2018, 03:12:27 PM
I'd only seen complaints about Starshine either yellowing or getting stained from her ribbon, not to mention symbol misprints, head/body mismatch, and neck gaps.

People are saying Parasol and Moonstone are discoloring too. There is a picture.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 20, 2018, 03:35:32 PM
They are not a perfect match to the older Moonstone, who is more blue than the new one.  The new one is a smokier blue color, I'd say.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 20, 2018, 03:36:52 PM
I just took a look at my Moonstone. She's yellowing now around her lower muzzle and neck. :pout: Which might be fine if she were 30 years old. But its unacceptable when she's brand spanking new. This is BS!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: RoseNoire on September 20, 2018, 03:40:23 PM
I'm extremely disappointed by this yellowing epidemic. :mad:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 20, 2018, 03:49:45 PM
I just sent Basic Fun a politely worded email about the yellowing, (complete with picture) and dropped a strong hint that scented plastic has been to known to cause yellowing and discoloration.

So as not to jeopardize future releases, I also told them that we did love buying these ponies new and couldn't wait to see what else they had in store.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 20, 2018, 04:05:19 PM
They are not a perfect match to the older Moonstone, who is more blue than the new one.  The new one is a smokier blue color, I'd say.

Yeah, I know it's not the same shade of blue, but mine is literally sea green right since I got her. Really disappointing. I wonder if even the blue ones will yellow over time..

I don't know if the green means that there has been yellowing- I think the ponies are just more green than blue- and probably there is some color variation between batches?

Mine looks solidly green- it isn't uneven as if she's yellowed, I think this is her actual color (I like her)

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 20, 2018, 05:54:12 PM
Acetone will likely remove the blush, although non-acetone nail polish remover might work (be careful).
My Starshine has a bit of a mismatch now, and Moonstone is getting there. Parasol looks ok...no wonder that Moonstone I saw was so mismatched. She smells the best, too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 20, 2018, 06:58:31 PM
Speaking of boxes, do the bilingual ones in the US have the cutaway window on the side like the newer English language collector pony boxes?

Because the boxes in French and English on the Rainbow Ponies I got from Amazon here don't have the cutaway window. They have the pictures of the rainbow ponies down both sides.

The all English ones we have in stores here are definitely aimed for the US market, as the word colour is spelled color on the back. Not that HAsbro didn't do this a few times in the eighties too, but just saying.

I am trying to decide which Windy to open ><
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 20, 2018, 07:45:18 PM
Speaking of boxes, do the bilingual ones in the US have the cutaway window on the side like the newer English language collector pony boxes?

Because the boxes in French and English on the Rainbow Ponies I got from Amazon here don't have the cutaway window. They have the pictures of the rainbow ponies down both sides.

The all English ones we have in stores here are definitely aimed for the US market, as the word colour is spelled color on the back. Not that HAsbro didn't do this a few times in the eighties too, but just saying.

I am trying to decide which Windy to open ><


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Here's a pic of the bilingual box and the English only box side by side. :) Starshine is in a bilingual English/French box and Moonstone is in an English only box.


Due to all the posts on Moonstone yellowing/discoloring already  I checked mine when I was pulling them out for photos and she seems to be fine. She has some shiny spots that aren't discolored but I think that's just part of the scented plastic. My Windy's scent (all of mine are still MIB right now) doesn't seem as srong as when she was new and neither does Moonstone's. Starshine's is still really strong though.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 20, 2018, 08:11:20 PM
I bought the "case" of Rainbows, as they had not yet been added to the floor-   My Moonstone looks at least evenly "green" but upon closer inspection, some of the ponies do have what appear to be dirt smudges.  Starshine being the most obvious.  She even has a blue mark on her neck?  I hope it comes off...
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I am sad to hear that some have yellowing though, I hope mine are okay after a few years.  I remember I had some Strawberry Shortcake ponies from 2002 or so, they all, even in their packages, became significantly discolored after a few years.   I worry this may be the case with these ponies, although it won't stop me from buying them I guess :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 20, 2018, 09:15:57 PM
@Ponyfan, thanks for that. So basically there are 2 versions of the bilingual boxes as well..? Sigh.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 20, 2018, 09:18:05 PM
I am just glad the unicorns / pegasi set isn't scented, so they should hopefully avoid potential issues.  Although all my Rainbow ponies are fine at the present.  My Starshine is definitely the most potent of them, smell-wise!  She is out of package, but nonetheless sometimes a wave of vanilla hits me from across the room, LOL.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on September 21, 2018, 12:49:51 AM
I am pretty excited I might be able to have the full set of the Rainbow ponies! My mom is going out of town tomorrow and is going to stop at a Target tomorrow! :)

Sad to see all the issues, but we have to remember nothing is perfect in life.

I am also a life time collector of Breyer Horses and those also have issues! And some of them are not cheap and still have little flaws in there paint.

We can be all crabby about things forever or just be happy that these ponies are being made in the first place! Don't sweat the small stuff. :) Life is to short!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on September 21, 2018, 04:30:42 PM
I got news from the same person I know at Target, and they told me they couldn't figure out why they had three stray rainbow ponies. However, their actual full set is supposed to come in on the 25th.
I wonder if it might have been overstock from Canada, since we're right nearby. Might expain the bilingual boxes, honestly.

That could be- maybe the Target with overstock stuffed some Rainbows in with some Classics and sent them over (since they have the same sell code in the computer)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on September 22, 2018, 01:28:30 PM
We can be all crabby about things forever or just be happy that these ponies are being made in the first place! Don't sweat the small stuff. :) Life is to short!

:iconclap:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 22, 2018, 07:15:36 PM
My Target still had the same set of unicorns/pegaus ponies that was there last week. (The 2 I bought last week, Twilight and Moondancer were missing) I bought Sunbeam today. :) They had the 4 remaining unicorn/pegasus ponies  2 Snuzzles, and 1 Minty today. One of the Snuzzles was in the 1st style Collector box but I think she might have been repackaged and returned. She had a large blue mark on her and her mane looked messy compared to the other Snuzzle on the shelf. There were also two Pretty Parlor sets.


I hope the Rainbows will also be restocked. Basic Fun moved pretty quickly from the Rainbow ponies to the unicorn/pegasus sets. I now have a half set of Rainbows and a half set of unicorn/pegasus ponies.

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned already but the unicorn/pegasus ponies have the extended window/cutaway box version and the names look like stickers instead of being printed on the cardboard.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Souffaloufagous on September 23, 2018, 08:55:05 PM
Man, ever since I saw the Uni&Pegs the one time NO WHERE to be found. Going nuts going to target 3-4x a week!

Wave 1 is still shelf warming with occasional restocks...less of the rainbows, but definitely still being restocked over here!

Also my parasol is TOTALLY discoloring! Her head is a different color than her body. Her body is more pinky and the head has a yellow tinge! :(

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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 23, 2018, 10:06:26 PM
Man, ever since I saw the Uni&Pegs the one time NO WHERE to be found. Going nuts going to target 3-4x a week!

Wave 1 is still shelf warming with occasional restocks...less of the rainbows, but definitely still being restocked over here!

Also my parasol is TOTALLY discoloring! Her head is a different color than her body. Her body is more pinky and the head has a yellow tinge! :(

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Ohh maan. :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on September 24, 2018, 07:02:15 PM
So today I asked the Target employees to check in the back for the 3rd wave unicorn / pegasus set . . . Unfortunately, as we already know, they have the same DCPI as the Collector ponies.  So the employee brought out a box but it was Blue Belle, Snuzzle, etc.

Then he said something that makes sense:  since the two sets have the same DCPI, Target's inventory system sees them as being "the same."  The system has no way of distinguishing Collector pony set vs Unicorn / Peg set.  So as long as they have a lot of stock of Collector ponies, they won't re-order.  Once they reach a low number of that DCPI, they will automatically re-order, which would presumably be when they'd get the unicorn / pegasus set.

"But it will be a while," he said, "because it looks like we have 14 in the backroom."  I didn't ask if he meant 14 collector ponies or 14 CASES of collector ponies, I was busy dying a little inside.

I am thinking about writing a letter to the manager of the Target and asking if they can step outside the automated system to 'manually' order the 3rd wave.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 24, 2018, 07:04:48 PM
I find sometimes, that showing a picture of what you want helps a lot.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on September 24, 2018, 08:32:12 PM
Well no luck on her trip either this time! Maybe next time they will have Starshine, Windy and Skydancer!!! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 24, 2018, 08:44:17 PM
So today I asked the Target employees to check in the back for the 3rd wave unicorn / pegasus set . . . Unfortunately, as we already know, they have the same DCPI as the Collector ponies.  So the employee brought out a box but it was Blue Belle, Snuzzle, etc.

That gives me some hope that maybe unicorns and pegs will sneak over here ninja style under the guise of collector ponies earlier than expected. Also that they might be at the same price point, since here of course rainbows cost more...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on September 24, 2018, 09:03:13 PM
Man, ever since I saw the Uni&Pegs the one time NO WHERE to be found. Going nuts going to target 3-4x a week!

Wave 1 is still shelf warming with occasional restocks...less of the rainbows, but definitely still being restocked over here!

Also my parasol is TOTALLY discoloring! Her head is a different color than her body. Her body is more pinky and the head has a yellow tinge! :(

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So annoyed about this.  My Parasol and Moonstone too.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 24, 2018, 09:20:27 PM
So today I asked the Target employees to check in the back for the 3rd wave unicorn / pegasus set . . . Unfortunately, as we already know, they have the same DCPI as the Collector ponies.  So the employee brought out a box but it was Blue Belle, Snuzzle, etc.

Then he said something that makes sense:  since the two sets have the same DCPI, Target's inventory system sees them as being "the same."  The system has no way of distinguishing Collector pony set vs Unicorn / Peg set.  So as long as they have a lot of stock of Collector ponies, they won't re-order.  Once they reach a low number of that DCPI, they will automatically re-order, which would presumably be when they'd get the unicorn / pegasus set.

"But it will be a while," he said, "because it looks like we have 14 in the backroom."  I didn't ask if he meant 14 collector ponies or 14 CASES of collector ponies, I was busy dying a little inside.



That explains why when the unicorn/pegaus set apepared at my Target only a few Collector ponies and half of the Rainbows were on the shelves. I realized the other day I have exactly half of the Rainbows and half of the Unicorn/pegaus sets.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 25, 2018, 02:27:16 AM
Still hoping to grab Parasol and Starshine soon.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: flutterscotch on September 25, 2018, 01:29:26 PM
ugh, be careful with Sunlight, folks.  Her magenta bow stains her butt.  What a waste.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony\'s - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 25, 2018, 02:17:10 PM
Do you think the box artwork is an indication that we'll get sea ponies and the waterfall playset? What's on the Unicorn/Pegasus box?

Post Merge: September 25, 2018, 02:17:46 PM

ugh, be careful with Sunlight, folks.  Her magenta bow stains her butt.  What a waste.

Its a good thing I took it off. I didn't think it suited her anyway
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 25, 2018, 05:50:52 PM
The retro rainbows and collector ponies are definitely in John Lewis in Oxford St if anyone is in central London between now and Christmas.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on September 25, 2018, 06:41:56 PM
The retro rainbows and collector ponies are definitely in John Lewis in Oxford St if anyone is in central London between now and Christmas.

Ooh nice!
I wonder if Hamleys, Harvey Nics or Harrods have them too?
Been ages since I went "posh shopping"  :lol:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 25, 2018, 06:54:40 PM
Or Selfridges for that matter. I sadly only do posh window shopping in breaks between university commitments...lol. They had a surfeit of Bluebelle...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 25, 2018, 09:20:08 PM
Do you think the box artwork is an indication that we'll get sea ponies and the waterfall playset? What's on the Unicorn/Pegasus box?



The unicorns and pegasus ponies are in the clouds above a meadow with a mountain range in the background.  I think they might have used the backcard art and edited out the Earth Ponies that were featured on the backcards.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 25, 2018, 09:21:15 PM
Do you think the box artwork is an indication that we'll get sea ponies and the waterfall playset? What's on the Unicorn/Pegasus box?



The unicorns and pegasus ponies are in the clouds. There's a meadow with a mountain range in the background on the ground. I think they might have used the backcard art and edited out the Earth Ponies that were featured on the backcards.


Ponyfan

Thank you Ponyfan. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: nessy_86 on September 25, 2018, 11:40:48 PM
I'm still waiting on the unicorns and Pegasus ponies. I know they are showing up in my area so hopefully they pop up at one of mine soon.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on September 26, 2018, 01:01:21 AM
One of my local targets has the wrap around CP's.  Still no sign of the Unis and Pegs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on September 26, 2018, 01:48:41 PM
Snuzzle was the only CP left at my Target. Funny, from what I've heard, she's one of the more popular ones. Same with Moonstone and Parasol, 2/3 rainbows at my store.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 28, 2018, 11:56:42 PM
Taking a chance that Brick Seek had been giving me the finger, at least at the Target I shop at. I  made a Target run and found an entire set of rainbows. Picked up Sky Dancer because she was my childhood rainbow pony.

Of the ones I smelled, Sky Dancer and Sunlight had the strongest smell. >_< Both to me smell like generic laundry soap. Am going to debox and air out Sky Dancer, hopefully, that will ditch the scent.  Was going to pass on these but it seems one can work around the scent gimmick.

They also had the set of unicorns/pegasus, once again Brick Seek saying no dice for my location. Those were put onto the shelf in the little kid's toys. Though there wasn't a shelf tag, probably just dropped them off. They had an entire set of those.

I'm in northern Cali.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 29, 2018, 12:43:40 AM
Taking a chance that Brick Seek had been giving me the finger, at least at the Target I shop at. I  made a Target run and found an entire set of rainbows. Picked up Sky Flyer because she was my childhood rainbow pony.

Of the ones I smelled, Sky Dancer and Sunlight had the strongest smell. >_< Both to me smell like generic laundry soap. Am going to debox and air out Sky Dance, hopefully, that will ditch the scent.  Was going to pass on these but it seems one can work around the scent gimmick.

They also had the set of unicorns/pegasus, once again Brick Seek saying no dice for my location. Those were put onto the shelf in the little kid's toys. Though there wasn't a shelf tag, probably just dropped them off. They had an entire set of those.

I'm in northern Cali.

If you air them out, the scent will die down to something more tolerable. The Sunny Scents were never this potent.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 29, 2018, 04:03:57 AM
Taking a chance that Brick Seek had been giving me the finger, at least at the Target I shop at. I  made a Target run and found an entire set of rainbows. Picked up Sky Flyer because she was my childhood rainbow pony.

Of the ones I smelled, Sky Dancer and Sunlight had the strongest smell. >_< Both to me smell like generic laundry soap. Am going to debox and air out Sky Dance, hopefully, that will ditch the scent.  Was going to pass on these but it seems one can work around the scent gimmick.

They also had the set of unicorns/pegasus, once again Brick Seek saying no dice for my location. Those were put onto the shelf in the little kid's toys. Though there wasn't a shelf tag, probably just dropped them off. They had an entire set of those.

I'm in northern Cali.

If you air them out, the scent will die down to something more tolerable. The Sunny Scents were never this potent.

Thanks, yeah I remember the Sunny Scents not being this bad. Also, I noticed after I originally wrote it. Sky Flyer instead of Sky Dancer. Lol! I should know better, it was a pony brain fart.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 29, 2018, 03:28:35 PM
Taking a chance that Brick Seek had been giving me the finger, at least at the Target I shop at. I  made a Target run and found an entire set of rainbows. Picked up Sky Flyer because she was my childhood rainbow pony.

Of the ones I smelled, Sky Dancer and Sunlight had the strongest smell. >_< Both to me smell like generic laundry soap. Am going to debox and air out Sky Dance, hopefully, that will ditch the scent.  Was going to pass on these but it seems one can work around the scent gimmick.

They also had the set of unicorns/pegasus, once again Brick Seek saying no dice for my location. Those were put onto the shelf in the little kid's toys. Though there wasn't a shelf tag, probably just dropped them off. They had an entire set of those.

I'm in northern Cali.

If you air them out, the scent will die down to something more tolerable. The Sunny Scents were never this potent.

Thanks, yeah I remember the Sunny Scents not being this bad. Also, I noticed after I originally wrote it. Sky Flyer instead of Sky Dancer. Lol! I should know better, it was a pony brain fart.

We all have them. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on September 29, 2018, 06:24:44 PM
 found another full set of the unicorn/pegasus ponies today with an extra Medley left from the first set that Target got. I bought 3 of the first set. The 2 Snuzzles and 1 Minty were still on the shelves and there were no Rainbow ponies.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on September 29, 2018, 06:54:17 PM
There was one lone Snuzzle and that was it from the original set. So I put her back next to the rainbow ponies cause she'd gotten lost in the Lego section. Or maybe she likes them like Minty collects socks.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on September 29, 2018, 08:15:40 PM
There was one lone Snuzzle and that was it from the original set. So I put her back next to the rainbow ponies cause she'd gotten lost in the Lego section. Or maybe she likes them like Minty collects socks.

She was going on a Toy Story adventure. She's secretly Buzz Lightyear's sidekick.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 01, 2018, 03:44:31 AM
Do you think we'll get another playset?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on October 01, 2018, 03:49:36 AM
Do you think we'll get another playset?
I'd guess/hope it would be one a year.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 01, 2018, 04:48:38 AM
Do you think we'll get another playset?
I'd guess/hope it would be one a year.

Which ones do you think/hope we might get? Waterfall Playset or Dream Castle could be cool. Although I for one, would love to see the Show Stable, or the Lullaby Nursery.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 01, 2018, 01:28:34 PM
I just don’t know that the stores are going to want to provide the space for a large play set.  My Target can hardly be bothered to find space for the ponies themselves.  The waterfall might be a possibility since it could be broken down into a similar sized box as the Pretty Parlor.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 01, 2018, 02:38:59 PM
I just don’t know that the stores are going to want to provide the space for a large play set.  My Target can hardly be bothered to find space for the ponies themselves.  The waterfall might be a possibility since it could be broken down into a similar sized box as the Pretty Parlor.

Oh I'm sure some Targets can. The one closest to us carries playsets. The Spirit Riding Free Stable is sizable. There are several dollhouses of varying sizes, including a new Jumbo sized Barbie playhouse that is a little taller then my waist. (I'm 5'1)  the Pretty Parlor, shopkins playsets, Calico Critters.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 01, 2018, 02:54:44 PM
It's probably an academic answer from me since apparently they can't get the certification even for the Parlour here! But I would be surprised to have any bigger playset. A nice display one would be the Waterfall...but then the original was so delicate, would they want to risk it?

I suppose they might do Dream Castle as a piece de resistance of the line - but I'm not sure. The Grooming Parlour is easy and small and compact. Other than the other parlour/BMBB and the Kitchen (not in the US and full of tiny fiddly bits), there aren't any others that really fit those categories.

School of Dance is the only one that might work in that vein...?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 01, 2018, 02:56:05 PM
I think the Baby Buggy and Waterfall are possibilities because they are relatively small.  IMO stores aren't going to want to carry any box much larger than the Pretty Parlor's box.

Obviously the purple Pretty Parlor is a possibility too, but that would be rather unexciting, LOL.  I would love it if they did the Kitchen or the Schoolhouse.

Edit:  Oh yeah, the School of Dance isn't that big, that would be cool.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 01, 2018, 02:57:54 PM
Ooh, forgot the buggy. I think that's a possible if they wanted another playset that's compact.

Personally I'd like the strollers. I still haven't got a good upgrade for my Baby Lemon Drop one :/ And it would be lovely to have a gift set with Mother and Baby Lemon Drop and the stroller, and ditto for Bow Tie and that one...even in the US where the babies didn't release, I think it would be a success :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 01, 2018, 03:36:22 PM
I just don’t know that the stores are going to want to provide the space for a large play set.  My Target can hardly be bothered to find space for the ponies themselves.  The waterfall might be a possibility since it could be broken down into a similar sized box as the Pretty Parlor.

Oh I'm sure some Targets can. The one closest to us carries playsets. The Spirit Riding Free Stable is sizable. There are several dollhouses of varying sizes, including a new Jumbo sized Barbie playhouse that is a little taller then my waist. (I'm 5'1)  the Pretty Parlor, shopkins playsets, Calico Critters.

I didn’t mean playsets in general.  I meant playsets for a niche line like retro toys.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 01, 2018, 03:39:22 PM
I just don’t know that the stores are going to want to provide the space for a large play set.  My Target can hardly be bothered to find space for the ponies themselves.  The waterfall might be a possibility since it could be broken down into a similar sized box as the Pretty Parlor.

Oh I'm sure some Targets can. The one closest to us carries playsets. The Spirit Riding Free Stable is sizable. There are several dollhouses of varying sizes, including a new Jumbo sized Barbie playhouse that is a little taller then my waist. (I'm 5'1)  the Pretty Parlor, shopkins playsets, Calico Critters.

I didn’t mean playsets in general.  I meant playsets for a niche line like retro toys.

A playset is a playset. Retro or otherwise.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 01, 2018, 04:02:40 PM
I just don’t know that the stores are going to want to provide the space for a large play set.  My Target can hardly be bothered to find space for the ponies themselves.  The waterfall might be a possibility since it could be broken down into a similar sized box as the Pretty Parlor.

Oh I'm sure some Targets can. The one closest to us carries playsets. The Spirit Riding Free Stable is sizable. There are several dollhouses of varying sizes, including a new Jumbo sized Barbie playhouse that is a little taller then my waist. (I'm 5'1)  the Pretty Parlor, shopkins playsets, Calico Critters.

I didn’t mean playsets in general.  I meant playsets for a niche line like retro toys.

A playset is a playset. Retro or otherwise.

But they are only going to afford so much room for retro MLP.  Spirit is a toy line that is current and has its own sizable space on the toy isle.  Retro mlp is stuck on an end cap with a bunch of other items.  And not even all Targets even give them that much space.  Making room for a large retro playsets would mean less room for other items.  Not to mention that large playsets tend to shelf sit a lot because they are both big and costly.  Nostalgia might be great for pocket money items like a $10-20 dollar item.  But I don’t think nostalgia for the non-collector will cause them to buy anything larger.  And I don’t think Target will gamble on it either.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 01, 2018, 04:11:40 PM
I’d love to see more playsets including Lullabye Nursery and Dream Castle. :lovey: but I do think the smaller playsets are more likely to be reproduced than the larger ones. The School of Dance and the buggys/strollers don’t take up much space. The box for Lullabye Nursery box was pretty big. I’ve got a picture of it somewhere.

My Target store is set up like Sunset’s. All the retro ponies are crammed on an endcap that has other retro toys and the retro Pretty Parlor.

I also think the Waterfall playset has a good chance of being reproduced as Basic Funalready has the correct mold for Sprinkles.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 01, 2018, 04:12:00 PM
I just don’t know that the stores are going to want to provide the space for a large play set.  My Target can hardly be bothered to find space for the ponies themselves.  The waterfall might be a possibility since it could be broken down into a similar sized box as the Pretty Parlor.

Oh I'm sure some Targets can. The one closest to us carries playsets. The Spirit Riding Free Stable is sizable. There are several dollhouses of varying sizes, including a new Jumbo sized Barbie playhouse that is a little taller then my waist. (I'm 5'1)  the Pretty Parlor, shopkins playsets, Calico Critters.

I didn’t mean playsets in general.  I meant playsets for a niche line like retro toys.

A playset is a playset. Retro or otherwise.

But they are only going to afford so much room for retro MLP.  Spirit is a toy line that is current and has its own sizable space on the toy isle.  Retro mlp is stuck on an end cap with a bunch of other items.  And not even all Targets even give them that much space.  Making room for a large retro playsets would mean less room for other items.  Not to mention that large playsets tend to shelf sit a lot because they are both big and costly.  Nostalgia might be great for pocket money items like a $10-20 dollar item.  But I don’t think nostalgia for the non-collector will cause them to buy anything larger.  And I don’t think Target will gamble on it either.

Strawberry Shortcake had them. MLP has already had one. It can have another.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Cheshire_Raptor on October 01, 2018, 10:13:31 PM
Just got the second wave Rainbow Scented Ponies. And the Pretty Parlor. I wasn't one for playsets back in the 80s and this Pretty Parlor is the first one I've ever gotten. Tbh, I just care about the ponies and collecting them. If the set has a special pony in it, I will probably get it as I did the Parlor.  I'll have to take a close look at the ponies themselves once I have them in hand (Hubby is in the US and got them while I'm in Mexico) to see if there is any discoloration or other defects that people are reporting.

No third wave ponies in stock anywhere, but I created a notification on Brickseek for one pony and figured if they get her in stock, the others will be there as well.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SailorEarth on October 01, 2018, 10:33:13 PM
My Amazon order for the rainbow ponies was canceled :( My closest Target is about 45 minutes away and the last time I was there (right around the time the rainbow ponies popped up) all they had was an endcap with a few lonely collector's pose ponies and a couple pretty parlors.

I saw on Basic Fun's website that Walmart is listed as a distributor of their MLP line. Has anyone seen them in Walmart in the US yet? As far as I know they've only been seen in Target.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 01, 2018, 11:11:59 PM
My Amazon order for the rainbow ponies was canceled :( My closest Target is about 45 minutes away and the last time I was there (right around the time the rainbow ponies popped up) all they had was an endcap with a few lonely collector's pose ponies and a couple pretty parlors.

I saw on Basic Fun's website that Walmart is listed as a distributor of their MLP line. Has anyone seen them in Walmart in the US yet? As far as I know they've only been seen in Target.

Nope. That's very strange that they did. It would not be unwelcomed though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 02, 2018, 02:32:35 AM
The box for Lullabye Nursery box was pretty big. I’ve got a picture of it somewhere.

Yes it is a very large box, about 2 feet on each side so like, 8 cubic feet?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 02, 2018, 02:47:13 AM
My Amazon order for the rainbow ponies was canceled :( My closest Target is about 45 minutes away and the last time I was there (right around the time the rainbow ponies popped up) all they had was an endcap with a few lonely collector's pose ponies and a couple pretty parlors.

I saw on Basic Fun's website that Walmart is listed as a distributor of their MLP line. Has anyone seen them in Walmart in the US yet? As far as I know they've only been seen in Target.

I saw that too and it is very interesting.  Possibly a new development?  I know that one of the replies I got earlier this year asking about more ponies it was explicitly stated that they would *not* be available at Walmart.  But maybe new deals where struck after TRU died.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ragamuffin on October 02, 2018, 02:57:47 AM
It's probably an academic answer from me since apparently they can't get the certification even for the Parlour here! But I would be surprised to have any bigger playset. A nice display one would be the Waterfall...but then the original was so delicate, would they want to risk it?

I suppose they might do Dream Castle as a piece de resistance of the line - but I'm not sure. The Grooming Parlour is easy and small and compact. Other than the other parlour/BMBB and the Kitchen (not in the US and full of tiny fiddly bits), there aren't any others that really fit those categories.

School of Dance is the only one that might work in that vein...?

Rerelease Paradise Estate. :devious: The toy selections at our stores are pitiful, they don't carry any playsets, really. Shelf space is saved for those plushes that everyone buys. :rolleyes: I don't think I've even seen Sugar Cube Corner or Carousel Boutique from the FiM collection.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Khoufu on October 02, 2018, 05:09:27 AM
My Amazon order for the rainbow ponies was canceled :( My closest Target is about 45 minutes away and the last time I was there (right around the time the rainbow ponies popped up) all they had was an endcap with a few lonely collector's pose ponies and a couple pretty parlors.

I saw on Basic Fun's website that Walmart is listed as a distributor of their MLP line. Has anyone seen them in Walmart in the US yet? As far as I know they've only been seen in Target.

They were specified to *not* be sold at Walmart, even though Hasbro's normal mlp toys are sold there. Walmart tends to force companies to sell their product for very low prices to Walmart and I can totally understand Basic Fun not wanting to make less to sell more.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on October 02, 2018, 07:55:41 AM
Windy and Parasol found in my hometown in Norway to my surprise. I asked if they would take in any other retro setts but they couldn't as they did not sell well and was pricy. Which is not surprising when you live in a small valley town out in no where.
Bought the two anyways as christmas gifts to my nieces since they liked my rainbow collection.

-Edit-
I think its part of Ringo or 'Yes!' store chain (its a book+cloth+jewelry+toy mixed little store).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: shabbychicdee on October 02, 2018, 08:25:36 AM
just wondering, is there a list of counties the 35th ponies are showing up in, would love to know :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on October 02, 2018, 01:40:50 PM
They were specified to *not* be sold at Walmart, even though Hasbro's normal mlp toys are sold there. Walmart tends to force companies to sell their product for very low prices to Walmart and I can totally understand Basic Fun not wanting to make less to sell more.

They were, but their site does in fact now say that they're available at Walmart. I haven't seen them there yet myself though.

http://mlpretro.basicfun.com/#ponies
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 02, 2018, 02:06:53 PM
They were specified to *not* be sold at Walmart, even though Hasbro's normal mlp toys are sold there. Walmart tends to force companies to sell their product for very low prices to Walmart and I can totally understand Basic Fun not wanting to make less to sell more.

They were, but their site does in fact now say that they're available at Walmart. I haven't seen them there yet myself though.

http://mlpretro.basicfun.com/#ponies

Well that's something. I'll definitely stop by after I drop daughter dearest off from school. I still need to snag her Parasol and Starshine.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 02, 2018, 05:20:31 PM
And yet Moonstone is still Cotton Candy (sigh) xD. Oh well. Yay for you guys if they show up in Walmart too :)

I am not even sure if Asda is owned by Walmart at all still here now, I don't know since the thing with Sainsburys, but I haven't seen any sign of them turning up there. Mind you they are in weird stores here in general :/

Also, Lullabye Nursery box! (With six and a half year old for scale ;)
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Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 02, 2018, 08:27:40 PM
Great pic Taffeta. :)  Sering how large the box is I do think the Nursery is too large for to hope for a retro version.

I checked Walmart today and there were no retro ponies but the were moving the toy aisles around.

I’m missing 3 Rainbows and 3 unicorns/pegasus ponies to complete my sets.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 02, 2018, 08:40:05 PM
Today's collector ponies on the shelves were two Cotton Candies and two Butterscotches.  Very random since Cotton Candy usually is the first sold.  :)

Edit:  One challenge with the Nursery is there isn't really any way to disassemble it to make it smaller.  It's just two halves of a big rectangle.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 02, 2018, 08:47:40 PM
And yet Moonstone is still Cotton Candy (sigh) xD. Oh well. Yay for you guys if they show up in Walmart too :)

I am not even sure if Asda is owned by Walmart at all still here now, I don't know since the thing with Sainsburys, but I haven't seen any sign of them turning up there. Mind you they are in weird stores here in general :/

Also, Lullabye Nursery box! (With six and a half year old for scale ;)
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Aww what an adorable picture.

I went to Wal-Mart. Sadly, there were none.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on October 02, 2018, 11:21:10 PM
And yet Moonstone is still Cotton Candy (sigh) xD. Oh well. Yay for you guys if they show up in Walmart too :)

I am not even sure if Asda is owned by Walmart at all still here now, I don't know since the thing with Sainsburys, but I haven't seen any sign of them turning up there. Mind you they are in weird stores here in general :/

Also, Lullabye Nursery box! (With six and a half year old for scale ;)
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Great photo, Taffeta! My lasting memory of the nursery is seeing this massive box on a lower shelf next to Dream castle. They were about the same size as me.  ;)

As for Asda it remains a subsidiary of Walmart so we might have a chance. It all depends how they work out their stocks. Asda remains fairly independent from its parent which is both good and bad.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2018, 12:19:11 PM
Interesting observation about John Lewis today. The last time I was there the Collector Pony label had gone from the shelf. Today there was just one Butterscotch but a lot of Rainbows. So it seems John Lewis may be phasing out Collector Ponies.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on October 03, 2018, 04:51:47 PM
I am pleased to report that the collector ponies are in Weymouth's Toymaster. They seem to be selling well as it looks like they had two cases on display. One case has sold and they're now down to Snuzzle, Minty and Butterscotch (Blossom has come home with me :P).
They're also in the catalogue so they're clearly expecting more.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 03, 2018, 08:03:01 PM
Okay, I finally wrote a polite letter to the manager of my local Target explaining that the Collector ponies have the same DPCI as the Unicorn/Pegasus set, but they are DIFFERENT SETS and begged them to order the Unicorns/Pegasi.  :P  I hope that works!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 03, 2018, 08:19:12 PM
Okay, I finally wrote a polite letter to the manager of my local Target explaining that the Collector ponies have the same DPCI as the Unicorn/Pegasus set, but they are DIFFERENT SETS and begged them to order the Unicorns/Pegasi.  :P  I hope that works!

Hooves crossed for you!

@Aria_elwen, that's great news! Are the Rainbows also in their catalogue or just the collectors? I only saw Collectors in Epsom but I will go back now it's into their autumn catalogue time to see what they have. Ditto Ealing, which didn't have any last time but may do now...

I forgot to mention, John Lewis had almost 2 complete sets of Rainbows (no Moonstones. Weird O.o) and both Starshines had some discolouration. I ended up being the shifty person in the store as I had to text my sister to see if she wanted me to buy one of them, then send her pictures, then wait for her to decide. In the end she wasn't fussed by the discolouring so I ended up buying her one - but it does seem to be in the English language boxes here as well.

I didn't really look at many of the others, but Sunlight looked fine.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 03, 2018, 10:15:07 PM
Okay, I finally wrote a polite letter to the manager of my local Target explaining that the Collector ponies have the same DPCI as the Unicorn/Pegasus set, but they are DIFFERENT SETS and begged them to order the Unicorns/Pegasi.  :P  I hope that works!
Ooh, maybe I should do that!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on October 03, 2018, 10:15:26 PM
hmm.. still havent seen wave 3 here in my area yet.  Target "had" restocked their shelves after the July clearance but currently the shelves are pretty bare and Target has not cared to restock their shelves again.  I hate the way Target has organized their toys, I cant find anything Im looking for easily.  Walmart restocked with all new toys and new toy lines they are carrying(saw calico critters and all the new polly pockets & shopkins toys!), all the shelves were stacked to the edge of the shelf:-)  Wow- it felt like christmas walking down their toy aisles \*0*/ ...lol...  I saw the post here and checked my Walmart aisles but didnt see any retro ponies though. 

OT: After looking at the new polly pockets lockets, it just lacked color and detail (it was mostly 2 colors hot pink & purple), it was really disappointing.  We did buy a Shopkin Lil Secret Pet Shop (OMG- so cute!!!  And its got felt detail inside, so soft!) and some Breyer dog blind bags for our new shop.  We also purchased a set of the new Mighty Paw Patrols (their front paws light up, how cool is that- lol), disappointed Everest was no where to be found.  Anyhow, so looking forward to christmas and gifting myself MLP wave 3 ;)   
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on October 04, 2018, 01:24:42 PM
My Sunlight is ruined. She's got a big pink stain on her butt where the bow touched the plastic. Her head also halfway ripped where the plug is attached when I tried to remove it.

It's custom time now... I will rehair her and cover up that stain with a star or something.

 :pout:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 04, 2018, 01:41:48 PM
Aw no . . . :(

Suggestion:  Take a pic of the stain and send it to Basic Fun before you customize her?

I need to check my ponies . . . Will be sending pics to them as well if I find any stains.  The thing is it's kind of hard to tell with the ones who are still in the boxes.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Zapper on October 04, 2018, 02:04:39 PM
Yep, just did.
I am a little bummed out because it's extra labor to attach the bow to the tail and it wasn't necessary at all. If the bow had been seperate it wouldn't have happened.

I am glad I can fix it. It's around the tail but only on one side. She'll be getting a cool new haircolor now.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 04, 2018, 08:31:49 PM
I’m sorry that happened Zapper. I would check my ponies for ribbon stains but they’re still in the boxes.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on October 04, 2018, 08:54:16 PM
Okay, I finally wrote a polite letter to the manager of my local Target explaining that the Collector ponies have the same DPCI as the Unicorn/Pegasus set, but they are DIFFERENT SETS and begged them to order the Unicorns/Pegasi.  :P  I hope that works!

Ooooh great idea!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 05, 2018, 07:33:47 PM
They were specified to *not* be sold at Walmart, even though Hasbro's normal mlp toys are sold there. Walmart tends to force companies to sell their product for very low prices to Walmart and I can totally understand Basic Fun not wanting to make less to sell more.

They were, but their site does in fact now say that they're available at Walmart. I haven't seen them there yet myself though.

http://mlpretro.basicfun.com/#ponies

Well that would be nice cause I do have a Wal Mart in my town. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: PinkRosedust on October 05, 2018, 09:41:02 PM
It seems like 2 Targets in my area have stopped selling these? Both definitely had the first wave, one definitely had the Rainbows, but now neither location even has the shelf space for them anymore. Has anyone had this happen in their area? Were they eventually restocked? Pretty weird because they seemed like they were selling just fine.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: katrine2309 on October 05, 2018, 09:46:37 PM
Windy and Parasol found in my hometown in Norway to my surprise. I asked if they would take in any other retro setts but they couldn't as they did not sell well and was pricy. Which is not surprising when you live in a small valley town out in no where.
Bought the two anyways as christmas gifts to my nieces since they liked my rainbow collection.

-Edit-
I think its part of Ringo or 'Yes!' store chain (its a book+cloth+jewelry+toy mixed little store).

Wow- really? Where? I live in Oslo. Haven’t seen any here, but then again- I haven’t really been looking for them either... :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 06, 2018, 02:52:51 AM
Found Moonstone and deboxed her, hopefully, the smell dissipates. :blink: Her hair is fantastic and so silky, I'm always amazed the real G1's have lasted this long. If they're going to release more ponies, how about a separate sheet of retro stickers. I loved stickers when I was growing up and the pony ones we're my prized ones.

Did I miss something or am I just having a brain fart but did these ponies come with a poster?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on October 06, 2018, 03:50:19 AM
Found Moonstone and deboxed her, hopefully, the smell dissipates. :blink: Her hair is fantastic and so silky, I'm always amazed the real G1's have lasted this long. If they're going to release more ponies, how about a separate sheet of retro stickers. I loved stickers when I was growing up and the pony ones we're my prized ones.

Did I miss something or am I just having a brain fart but did these ponies come with a poster?

The Collector Ponies do, but I don't think the Rainbows do. At least I haven't heard of them coming with one, and my Sunlight didn't have one.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 06, 2018, 04:23:54 AM
Thanks! I honestly couldn't remember who came with what.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 06, 2018, 02:46:38 PM
Found Moonstone and deboxed her, hopefully, the smell dissipates. :blink: Her hair is fantastic and so silky, I'm always amazed the real G1's have lasted this long. If they're going to release more ponies, how about a separate sheet of retro stickers. I loved stickers when I was growing up and the pony ones we're my prized ones.

Did I miss something or am I just having a brain fart but did these ponies come with a poster?

The Collectors do. Sadly the Rainbows don't. I'm unsure about the Unicorns or Pegasus.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 06, 2018, 05:13:32 PM
The unicorns/pegasus set comes with a poster. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 06, 2018, 11:13:32 PM
The unicorns/pegasus set comes with a poster. :)




Ponyfan

Thanks. :)

Still nothing at Walmart. :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 07, 2018, 12:56:04 AM
The unicorns/pegasus set comes with a poster. :)


Ponyfan

Thanks for the information, don't know why I thought the rainbows did.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 07, 2018, 02:19:43 AM
Well I did luck out and get to add another Rainbow pony to my collection! I have two left to find! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 07, 2018, 11:29:11 AM
I am finding an interesting trend by which the ponies from the Collector set and Rainbow Sets that I have seen least in stores are Cotton Candy and Moonstone.

Cotton Candy is kind of self explanatory. She's pink. She was really well known here in the 80s. And Blossom would be the second hardest to find, and she's the second most well known here in the 80s, and purple, so that makes sense.

Moonstone on the other hand. I mean, she is beautiful. But she's the one that's always missing when I go to stores. Even at John Lewis the other day when they'd clearly just restocked recently 2 whole sets of Rainbows, there was no Moonstone. Only one Parasol (yay for pink!) but no Moonstone at all.

Is she the popular one in other places?

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!i
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 07, 2018, 12:50:49 PM
I am finding an interesting trend by which the ponies from the Collector set and Rainbow Sets that I have seen least in stores are Cotton Candy and Moonstone.

Cotton Candy is kind of self explanatory. She's pink. She was really well known here in the 80s. And Blossom would be the second hardest to find, and she's the second most well known here in the 80s, and purple, so that makes sense.

Moonstone on the other hand. I mean, she is beautiful. But she's the one that's always missing when I go to stores. Even at John Lewis the other day when they'd clearly just restocked recently 2 whole sets of Rainbows, there was no Moonstone. Only one Parasol (yay for pink!) but no Moonstone at all.

Is she the popular one in other places?

I'd say she's just popular overall. She  has a lovely color scheme, has an outer space theme that isn't just plain old stars, and is in a pleasant pose. Some pony designs are just naturally appealing regardless.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 07, 2018, 01:27:46 PM
All the Rainbow ponies seem to have about the same level of popularity where I am.  No real pattern in who is left on the shelves.

Cotton Candy sells FAST, which I guess goes to show that ponies don't need a recognizable symbol to be popular, as long as they're pink.  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 07, 2018, 01:32:31 PM
All the Rainbow ponies seem to have about the same level of popularity where I am.  No real pattern in who is left on the shelves.

Cotton Candy sells FAST, which I guess goes to show that ponies don't need a recognizable symbol to be popular, as long as they're pink.  :P

I keep saying, she's the true ancestor of Pinkie Pie :P

The Retro CC is really pretty though. She's a nice shade of pink and her hair is lovely. I can see why she grabs attention, too, as the green/blue box sets off the pink. The problem with current packaging is there's too much pink purple all over the place. If you really want to have a pink toy make an impression, don't package it in pink.

Same in my opinion actually goes for Butterscotch, as she works really nicely in the green packaging. She's also a gorgeous colour. I don't understand why she's not more popular, but meh. People are weird.

One other really odd observation about John Lewis. They have zero G4 ponies. None. Just Retros. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 07, 2018, 01:36:06 PM
Yeah, I honestly think retro Cotton Candy is much prettier than actual 80s Cotton Candy, and I say that as someone who had CC as a kid.  :P  She is just so vibrant and pleasant to look at.

Butterscotch sells consistently here.  The pony who gets left the most is, weirdly, Blossom.  But that's not entirely consistent either, sometimes the whole set will be gone except a lone Blue Belle or Snuzzle.

Minty gets snapped up immediately, like CC.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 07, 2018, 02:09:42 PM
Where I live poor Snuzzle seems to be the last Collector pony to be bought from the set. When I checked yesterday there were 2 Snuzzles (one is damaged in the box and might have been returned) 1 Blubelle and 1 Minty.  Minty was the first retro pony I got so I’m always a little surprised to see her left behind.

I haven’t seen any Rainbows for a few weeks since my Target started stocking the unicorn/pegasus set but I only saw Parasol and Windy a few times. Skydancer was usually the pony left when the rest of her set had sold.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 07, 2018, 04:01:57 PM
Snuzzel is the shelf sitter around here, Cotton Candy and Minty are the popular ones here. All the rainbows seem to be selling well with Moonstone and Starshine being the popular ones. Didn’t expect to find mine when I did. Fully agree with the color schemes and packaging. There’s soothing
and dreamy about the presentation.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 07, 2018, 08:17:15 PM
Yeah, I honestly think retro Cotton Candy is much prettier than actual 80s Cotton Candy, and I say that as someone who had CC as a kid.  :P  She is just so vibrant and pleasant to look at.
Yes, I agree. Basic Fun did a lovely job with her colors. It makes me happy to think of little girls out there who get to play with her :) Windy, also, looks prettier than her 80s version in my opinion.

Moonstone on the other hand. I mean, she is beautiful. But she's the one that's always missing when I go to stores. Even at John Lewis the other day when they'd clearly just restocked recently 2 whole sets of Rainbows, there was no Moonstone. Only one Parasol (yay for pink!) but no Moonstone at all.

Is she the popular one in other places?
I wonder if Moonstone is selling so well because she's the first unicorn most consumers have seen in this 35th anniv. set.? Moonstone and Windy, of course, who I don't usually find, either.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 07, 2018, 08:20:04 PM
All the Rainbow ponies seem to have about the same level of popularity where I am.  No real pattern in who is left on the shelves.

Cotton Candy sells FAST, which I guess goes to show that ponies don't need a recognizable symbol to be popular, as long as they're pink.  :P

I keep saying, she's the true ancestor of Pinkie Pie :P

The Retro CC is really pretty though. She's a nice shade of pink and her hair is lovely. I can see why she grabs attention, too, as the green/blue box sets off the pink. The problem with current packaging is there's too much pink purple all over the place. If you really want to have a pink toy make an impression, don't package it in pink.

Same in my opinion actually goes for Butterscotch, as she works really nicely in the green packaging. She's also a gorgeous colour. I don't understand why she's not more popular, but meh. People are weird.

One other really odd observation about John Lewis. They have zero G4 ponies. None. Just Retros. :)

Some people might be put off by Butterscotch's gold hair color. The caramel brown looks much better, then just another all yellow pony.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 07, 2018, 08:44:58 PM
Windy has been quite scarce here too, actually. I did pick one up here and she was in the restock when I went the other day (whereas Moonstone wasn't) so I feel that Moonie is getting more attention. But it just dawned on me that there's been quite a lot of promotional merch in Primark and stuff here featuring Rainbows - Starshine (who I didn't find at all until this last week), Moonstone and Windy in particular. I wonder if that is responsible for their being quicker to sell...Moonstone and Starshine are especially focused on in all of this.

I think so was Snuzzle for a while. And she isn't shelf-sitting here. I've only seen her once. Whereas JL in Oxford Street had THREE Bluebelles, which says a lot for her popularity with people in the tourist area of London ;) I hope that some tourists came and gave them all good homes!

I actually like retro Butterscotch's colouring more, I think. Although I have a really vibrant G1 one back home (sadly suffering from irreparable hair decay thanks to too much product being used in her past life) and she has quite stunning colours. Most others for me are a little dull...sorry Hasbro xD. I never was a fan of the Collector Ponies (any of them, to be honest) in the original release, I like most of the retros better (the exception maybe being Blossom, because she's just a little TOO purple to be Blossom somehow).
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 07, 2018, 09:46:18 PM
I thought I mentioned how pretty 35th anniversary Butterscotch is also. :)  She was the one I immediately regretted leaving behind when I bought Minty and was my 2nd 35th anniversary pony.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Loa on October 08, 2018, 10:34:17 AM
Currently being sold in NZ & Australia in Cotton on KIDS. They are about $14.99 AUD!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 08, 2018, 02:20:26 PM
Currently being sold in NZ & Australia in Cotton on KIDS. They are about $14.99 AUD!

Glad to hear they're showing up there.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 08, 2018, 02:59:48 PM
Currently being sold in NZ & Australia in Cotton on KIDS. They are about $14.99 AUD!
Yeah that's about how much the prices are at TRU are in Canada...  EB Games charged $19.99 CAD for their Collectors Ponies...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on October 08, 2018, 06:07:50 PM
All the Rainbow ponies seem to have about the same level of popularity where I am.  No real pattern in who is left on the shelves.

Cotton Candy sells FAST, which I guess goes to show that ponies don't need a recognizable symbol to be popular, as long as they're pink.  :P

It could be residual pink love- by that I mean Cotton Candy was my FIRST My little Pony ever- and maybe because I loved Pink as a lil girl.  That is why Cotton Candy was the 1st Retro I was sure to get back.  I had to pick one or else get them all...   

Of course I did have to get all the Rainbows. I mean, RAINBOWS!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 09, 2018, 01:17:41 PM
I liked retro Butterscotch's golden hair better than the 80s Butterscotchs with the brown-caramel hair.

I do have one 80s Butterscotch who has golden hair that is close to the retro's hair (maybe a smidge darker).  I assume she's from one of the Collector ponies' many many mail order releases. ;) All the others I've seen (be they concave or flat foot) have had the caramel-brown hair.

So, in case people don't know, Target has toy-related coupons this week!  $10 off Toy & Game purchases of $50 or more, or $25 off Toy/Game purchases of $100 or more.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 09, 2018, 08:41:49 PM
I’ve checked several Walmart stores and haven’t seen the anniversary ponies.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 10, 2018, 01:54:06 AM
I got a reply back on the letter I sent to the manager of my local Target, begging him to order the Unicorn / Pegasus set manually (since it apparently has the same DPCI as the Collector set.)  Very polite and friendly letter, but what it boiled down to is . . . because the DPCI is the same # on the two sets, even the stores can't 'request' one set or the other.  They just send in an order for the DPCI # and what they get, they get.

"Because they share the same DPCI we have no way of knowing what will be shipped to us and don't have the ability to specifically order the product in. The best advice I can give is to routinely visit to see if there is any new shipment in that includes the Unicorn/Pegasus set - and we are always happy to check and see if we have additional stock in the back."

Maaaan, and I was so hoping the set would magically appear on the shelves in time to use the Target toy coupon!  Well, maybe they still will . . . I am going to keep checking back.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on October 10, 2018, 03:14:05 PM
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Moonstones are getting worse by the day and I have noticed them missing on few Finnish online stores,
meaning Bridge Direct is doing something about them?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on October 10, 2018, 03:40:53 PM
I got a reply back on the letter I sent to the manager of my local Target, begging him to order the Unicorn / Pegasus set manually (since it apparently has the same DPCI as the Collector set.)  Very polite and friendly letter, but what it boiled down to is . . . because the DPCI is the same # on the two sets, even the stores can't 'request' one set or the other.  They just send in an order for the DPCI # and what they get, they get.

"Because they share the same DPCI we have no way of knowing what will be shipped to us and don't have the ability to specifically order the product in. The best advice I can give is to routinely visit to see if there is any new shipment in that includes the Unicorn/Pegasus set - and we are always happy to check and see if we have additional stock in the back."

Maaaan, and I was so hoping the set would magically appear on the shelves in time to use the Target toy coupon!  Well, maybe they still will . . . I am going to keep checking back.

Oh disappointing.  Well, at least the manager knows there is interest. That's got to count for something.

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Moonstones are getting worse by the day and I have noticed them missing on few Finnish online stores,
meaning Bridge Direct is doing something about them?

Oh no, she looks terrible!  Mine still looks exactly the same-  I bet they just end up pulling this pony from the line. I doubt they'll try to fix so late in production, it takes 6 months to get something through, sometimes longer if the container is delayed from China...

Was yours in sunlight at all? Exposed to UV?  You say "Moonstones" are you aware of others as discolored as yours?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 10, 2018, 03:42:37 PM
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Moonstones are getting worse by the day and I have noticed them missing on few Finnish online stores,
meaning Bridge Direct is doing something about them?

I looked at mine and I see a spot on it that is starting to change color! I just bought it a about a month ago!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carolina-chan on October 10, 2018, 06:10:09 PM
Oh no, she looks terrible!  Mine still looks exactly the same-  I bet they just end up pulling this pony from the line. I doubt they'll try to fix so late in production, it takes 6 months to get something through, sometimes longer if the container is delayed from China...

Was yours in sunlight at all? Exposed to UV?  You say "Moonstones" are you aware of others as discolored as yours?

No no, I checked two different stores and all of their Moonstones have gone yellow. :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 10, 2018, 06:23:28 PM
I bet it has something to do with the smell that is on them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 10, 2018, 06:30:32 PM
I kept my Rainbows too close to my AC so the scent is no longer on them. I haven't noticed any change in their plastic, perhaps it helped somehow?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: shabbychicdee on October 10, 2018, 06:55:00 PM
yes typical scented pony vinyl discolouration :(
i was worried that might happen. thanks for the heads up, i won't be buying moonie now :(

ps
Cotton On AUS and NZ only have 4 rainbows, i wonder if its because of that coding they have, they don't know what they are getting until they open the boxes.
sadly no skydancer  :sad: the only one i was mad on getting, hopfully they will get the others in soon before christmas, they are the only ones in NZ who are selling them. then you have silly fishpond selling them for like $70 - $90 each.  :mad: but with free shipping. yay. not.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 10, 2018, 09:01:03 PM
*runs off to check on her Rainbows* 

hmmmm my Starshine and Moonstone still seem perfectly fine.  *crosses hooves*  they also smell very nice still!

Do you keep yours in a dark room or does it get any sunlight at all?  Mine are almost always in the dark because they are in my bedroom and I pretty much only sleep there and we only have a low-intensity lamp by the bed...

Maybe some of them were exposed to high heat when they were being transported from China or in warehouses.... :(  sad, so sad...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 10, 2018, 11:57:44 PM
I checked my Rainbows also. Moonstone and Starshine are okay but my Windy has faint yellow discoloration around her neck. :sad:  I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t there when I bought her. All my Rainbows ponies have been stored in my closet still MIB and the boxes wrapped up in plastic shopping bags to further protect them. The only sunlight mine were exposed to was walking from the store to the car and taking them out of the car and inside.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 11, 2018, 06:33:59 AM
I saw it very badly on a Parasol in store a few weeks ago.

My Moonstone is at home...she came from a bilingual box so may not have the issue but she was fine last I saw her.

The Starshine I bought for sister has some light discoloration. Sister knows this and is fine with it, she's not that fussy and it's only faint at the moment. The other one in store also had this issue.

I have 2 Windys at the moment back home, one of which I will debox. I am waiting to see in Nov when I go home whether either has discoloured...which will probably help me decide which to debox...one is in bilingual box and one in English.

Right now my biggest worry is that if basic fun get lots of complaints about discolouring rainbows they might stop the line, so if people are contacting them about this, please be constructive ;) Ponies are great, less scenting please...

I have to say the collector ponies are really lovely quality though. And since they're not scented I'm hoping for similar from wave 3 - anyone confirm their quality?

@Shabbychicdee - I'm sure someone can grab you a Skydancer somewhere for cheaper than that even WITH shipping O.o. That's crazy. It is strange they aren't included as here on shelves Skydancer seems the least popular and Moonstone the most...O.o. But it might just be distribution. I have yet to see a whole complete set of either release on shelves in any store. I think they are coming in boxes of 6 here, I assume anyway - but it was a mite suspicious to go into John Lewis and see 2 of most every rainbow but no Moonstones. Either she sold super quick or she didn't arrive...o.o. Even more weirdly she was the only Rainbow they had in the other John Lewis in central London last time I went...so I wonder if boxes are actually being split up.



Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Icey on October 11, 2018, 05:43:50 PM
I was in another Target yesterday and they had all of the rainbows. I thought about getting them for someone on the board, but there is so much going on right now it is a bit crazy. They had the whole set, but no unis or pegs.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 11, 2018, 07:59:43 PM
Just stopped by my Target for a snack, and they actually haven't had the unipegs since I bought them. Had Collectors and rainbows. I didn't think to check for discoloration, but I'm surprised there are as many Collectors as there are, still.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on October 11, 2018, 08:14:37 PM
I wonder if the discoloration is in part because of the plastic packaging.  I bought some pretty turquoise vinyl piggy banks from TRU a few years ago and left them in the plastic wrap until I had a chance to paint them.  Well, when I pulled them out of the box I'd put them in (in the closet so no exposure to sunlight), they had discolored to kind of an ugly yellowy teal color so now they'll need full repaints instead of just cute critters on the side like I'd originally planned.  And they don't seem to have discolored further after removing them from the plastic they came in.  I wasn't sure if it was something like plasticizer leakage inside the plastic wrapping or just because the plastic in the wrapping was different than the plastic of the bank and there was chemical reaction thing going on.  Does anyone have a Moonstone that discolored after they opened it or is it only with MIB ponies?

I am sad that Moonstone is showing up discolored because Moonstone and Parasol were the two Rainbows that I haven't been able to find yet.  Also still haven't seen Cotton Candy or any of the Uni/Peg set.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Al-1701 on October 11, 2018, 09:01:10 PM
There's a Moonstone at one of my Targets with that discoloration as well as the top of her ringed planet displaced.  I am wondering if it's the scent oil.

Something I saw last week was a little girl with her dad looking at the retro ponies.  Unfortunately, she didn't get Parasol because she didn't like her scent, she wanted Skydancer (the yellow one as she called her) but she wasn't there.  I think that goes to show these classic ponies aren't just being bought by collectors but by little kids (or more accurately their parents) as well.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on October 12, 2018, 01:11:29 AM
Has anyone found the Uni & Peg ponies in the NYC area.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 12, 2018, 01:31:02 AM
It will be interesting to see how the rainbows hold up to ageing because of they're scented. My best friend who was born just as G1 was wrapping up in the States even knows about the reissues. And she's not a MLP person, said she was more of a Breyer kid. :lol: So it seems these are catching the eyes of non-collectors which I think is great.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 12, 2018, 11:45:40 AM
Something I saw last week was a little girl with her dad looking at the retro ponies.  Unfortunately, she didn't get Parasol because she didn't like her scent, she wanted Skydancer (the yellow one as she called her) but she wasn't there.  I think that goes to show these classic ponies aren't just being bought by collectors but by little kids (or more accurately their parents) as well.
Aww, how sweet :) I'm so glad kids are buying them. When I went to Target once, I had a casual talk with a passerby my age; she asked about the retros and remembered them from her childhood, and liked that they were coming out with them again.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: banditpony on October 13, 2018, 08:31:33 PM
Why is it only moonstone being discolored?

How is the scent applied? Is it IN the plastic, or just dabbed on the pony. Was it different for the Sundae best ponies in the 80s? (Did any of those turn colors?)

I popped her head off to sniff her insides. (Ok, that sounds weird). I didn't realize there was a big plug on the head. :/ If anyone is planning for customs, that's gonna be a bummer to cut out.

But on another note. I bought mine knowing there was the slightest mismatch with the body and head. And it looks like the body which is just a little bit yellow on the outside is more blue on the inside. I'm just curious for those who are having their ponies turn colors, what it looks like on the inside for them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on October 13, 2018, 08:35:20 PM
Why is it only moonstone being discolored?

How is the scent applied? Is it IN the plastic, or just dabbed on the pony.

I popped her head off to sniff her insides. (Ok, that sounds weird). I didn't realize there was a big plug on the head. :/ If anyone is planning for customs, that's gonna be a bummer to cut out.

But on another note. I bought mine knowing there was the slightest mismatch with the body and head. And it looks like the body which is just a little bit yellow on the outside is more blue on the inside. I'm just curious for those who are having their ponies turn colors, what it looks like on the inside for them.

That is a good question, I didn't think to look inside.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: banditpony on October 13, 2018, 08:44:16 PM
That is a good question, I didn't think to look inside.

I get strangely curious of why and how sometimes. ^^; haha...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 14, 2018, 08:16:41 PM
It isn't just Moonstone. I mentioned this before but I have seen Parasol and Starshine with it too. I haven't seen it on Moonstone yet here.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 14, 2018, 08:20:27 PM
My Windy is starting to discolor also. I went back and looked at the pics I took of her in the store and after I got home and didn’t see any marks in the pics. My Windy is the bilingual French/English box.

My Target didn’t have any Rainbow ponies yesterday. They only had Medley, 2 Snuzzles and 1 Minty.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: banditpony on October 14, 2018, 09:02:49 PM
Aw shame that others are discoloring...

Is it just the bodies? What do the insides look as comparison
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 16, 2018, 10:32:10 AM
Slightly off the topic of discolouration (and I don't own any discoloured so can't answer the above), but interesting conversations at ponycon about these in the UK. (And aside Paint Kitty having the Parlour set on her stall, I think there were basically no retros at Ponycon that I saw...?)

A lot of people have still not seen these in stores yet.

And my parents were in Birmingham yesterday and said they weren't in John Lewis. They're also not in the Oxford one apparently either. I hope they're going to get out of the SouthEast - but it makes me think that I suddenly understand why, as a kid, growing up in the midlands, I had a much more narrow pool of ponies to choose from in store availability....

No sign of wave 3. I still hold out hope for wave 3 in the UK before Christmas but...I am probably going to be disappointed...

How common are the wave 3 in the US at the moment? I am debating trying to get one for my sister for Christmas or her birthday, but I know not everyone has seen them...and I don't really want to pay over retail. Money is tight and the exchange rate sucks xD.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 16, 2018, 12:27:18 PM
How common are the wave 3 in the US at the moment? I am debating trying to get one for my sister for Christmas or her birthday, but I know not everyone has seen them...and I don't really want to pay over retail. Money is tight and the exchange rate sucks xD.
I'm gonna say that these aren't incredibly common. I only saw one set and then they disappeared. The rainbows are becoming much more common now. Has anyone else seen them get restocked?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SaraMari on October 16, 2018, 02:18:01 PM
My closest Target has restocked on the rainbows at least 4 times, with 2 sets currently on the shelf one being the US boxes and the other are international boxes. I haven't seen the uni&peg set anywhere so far.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 16, 2018, 02:46:55 PM
My discoloring Windy is still in her box so I can’t comment on what she looks like on the inside either but it seems to have started  after I brought her home from the store.

@Taffeta so far my Target has only stocked the unicorn/pegasus set twice. I bought 3 out of the first set and a couple of weeks later they had another full set of 6.

My Target only stocked Rainbows a few times. Once in English only boxes, and a couple of times in the bilingual boxes. The last few times I checked my Target didn’t have any more Rainbows.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 16, 2018, 02:48:29 PM
I haven't seen the unicorn/pegasus set at all.  The Rainbow pony and Collector pony sets are always in stock though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 16, 2018, 05:18:00 PM
My Target has restocked the rainbows at least three times and they seem to be selling decently. The wave 3 set might be on its first stocking. Given they put it in an odd location, might be a case of someone just deboxed and parked them there. Last time I visited some of them had been placed with the other retro ponies. Going to say wave 3 isn't that widely released yet.

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 17, 2018, 04:10:14 PM
Yeah, I agree with the consensus — Wave 3 isn’t common here in the U.S. I’ve only found Glory so far, and I’ve been back to the same Target (and others) with no sign of more of Wave 3. There are usually rainbow ponies in stock, and almost always collector ponies, at all Targets in my area. The employee I talked to at Target when I purchased Glory indicated that once all of the Wave 3 ponies that a particular Target has are purchased, an automatic request for more is sent out. Since I *think* we’ve established that the Wave 3 and collector ponies have the same DCPI, this might mean the collectors will have to sell first before Wave 3 is ordered; although since there were collector ponies at the store I found Glory at, maybe right now the shipment could include either collectors or Wave 3. Did that make sense . . .
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 17, 2018, 04:53:50 PM
The employee I talked to at Target when I purchased Glory indicated that once all of the Wave 3 ponies that a particular Target has are purchased, an automatic request for more is sent out. Since I *think* we’ve established that the Wave 3 and collector ponies have the same DCPI, this might mean the collectors will have to sell first before Wave 3 is ordered; although since there were collector ponies at the store I found Glory at, maybe right now the shipment could include either collectors or Wave 3.
That would explain why it looked like the Unipegs replaced the collectors at my store, but were back on the shelf after I bought the set. I was considering buying a second Butterscotch to de-box (I've fallen in love with her ahh) for pictures, but now I'll be sure to pick one up at some point to move this set along and get wave 3 back.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on October 17, 2018, 05:59:21 PM
Does anyone know if the discoloration on the new Ranbows is easily removed or if they are permanently stained and destined for repaint baits?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 17, 2018, 09:12:31 PM
The employee I talked to at Target when I purchased Glory indicated that once all of the Wave 3 ponies that a particular Target has are purchased, an automatic request for more is sent out. Since I *think* we’ve established that the Wave 3 and collector ponies have the same DCPI, this might mean the collectors will have to sell first before Wave 3 is ordered; although since there were collector ponies at the store I found Glory at, maybe right now the shipment could include either collectors or Wave 3.
That would explain why it looked like the Unipegs replaced the collectors at my store, but were back on the shelf after I bought the set. I was considering buying a second Butterscotch to de-box (I've fallen in love with her ahh) for pictures, but now I'll be sure to pick one up at some point to move this set along and get wave 3 back.


That's also explains where the extra Bluebelle I found came from.  I was taking notes on which ponies were on the shelves and for the longest time there were (and still are) 2 Snuzzles and 1 Minty. A few weeks ago a new Bluebelle appeared after most of the unicorn/pegaus set was gone.


I checked my Rainbow ponies today and Starshine and Moonstone are okay. Windy's discoloration doesn't look as bad as I thought it did at first.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 17, 2018, 11:56:05 PM
I mean, if anyone is willing to shell out $25 for each, it looks like wave 3 is still on Amazon.
For some reason, Butterscotch is $30 on amazon, too? *grumbles about amazon overpricing all the ponies*
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on October 18, 2018, 06:19:03 PM
So far my Moonstone who is out of the box is fine, Sky Dancer who's still MIB is also faring well *crosses fingers*. I'm going to Target tomorrow and will report back my findings.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 18, 2018, 06:43:13 PM
My Rainbow ponies are all okay so far.  They don't get a lot of natural light, I don't know if there's a connection to that or if it's just coincidence.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 18, 2018, 08:28:43 PM
Just came back from a Target run. There were two rainbows: Moonstone and Parasol, and neither were discolored. Seven collectors: Butterscotch, Blossom, Bluebelle, Minty x2, Snuzzle x2. No unipegs in sight.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 18, 2018, 11:04:57 PM
I am so Happy! I have a complete set of the Rainbow ponies now! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 19, 2018, 01:12:32 PM
I finally found the 3rd wave!  :frolic: I've already posted a review video, link is in my sig. :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on October 19, 2018, 01:45:34 PM
Congrats, Sunset!  :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 19, 2018, 02:25:00 PM
I finally found the 3rd wave!  :frolic: I've already posted a review video, link is in my sig. :)
That’s awesome! Did they just appear in your store, and were there any collector ponies or rainbows on the shelf?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 19, 2018, 04:44:08 PM
I finally found the 3rd wave!  :frolic: I've already posted a review video, link is in my sig. :)
That’s awesome! Did they just appear in your store, and were there any collector ponies or rainbows on the shelf?

I was watching Brickseek and saw that we had a new shipment of ponies with the collector code after the last ones sold out.  I found someone stocking in the toy section and showed them the dcpi.  She was nice enough to get them from the back.  I’d done that before and been disappointed with more collector ponies.  But this time I got lucky!

Also, they recently put the retro toys endcap back out after it’s been missing from my store for like 6 months.  They have the Parlor and a whole set of the Rainbows but no spot set aside for collector/uni/peg.  It’ll be interesting to see how that goes.  And I notice it’s in a slightly different spot than in other Target stores I’ve visited. More in the “boy” section than in the “girl” section or straddling the two.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 20, 2018, 01:30:29 PM
John Lewis this morning was down to two Sunlights, a Skydancer and a Butterscotch (that poor pony has been there ages :/ and there is no price tag for her, even, any more). Last time I was here they had almost 2 full sets of Rainbows on the shelf, so they seem to still be selling - though apparently Sunlight is not so popular now.

I thought they'd taken them down completely for a moment when I walked in, they'd moved them to an end cap.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on October 20, 2018, 03:39:38 PM
It looks like Target's site is going the way of Walmart's and is starting to host 3rd party listings.
Here's a listing for "Retro MLP Series 2 (https://www.target.com/p/retro-my-little-ponies-series-2-set-of-6/-/A-75531884)"-the unipeg set, for $73.65 shipped by a third party.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 20, 2018, 06:34:18 PM
I went to Target and they had restocked retro ponies but instead of it being the unicorns/pegasus set there was a full set of Collector ponies :sad:  I'm afraid they might be there for quite a while as I have all of the Collector ponies I need. There were also 3 Pretty Parlors but no Rainbows. My Target has not had Rainbows for the last few weeks.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: RavenPaw on October 21, 2018, 10:53:40 PM
My Rainbow Ponies and Pretty Parlor have arrived, I'm so excited!  I don't know what possessed the makers to make the Rainbows scented, but I'm pleasantly surprised that I like the smell of the ones I've unboxed so far, Parasol, Skydancer, and Windy.  I really like Windy's smell but I can't identify what it's supposed to be.  I know I've read what all their scents are but I forget.  XD

The funny thing is that half of them came in bilingual boxes and half in English only boxes.  I ordered them from Amazon.

I really enjoyed opening the Pretty Parlor.  It's special to me because it was the very first MLP thing I ever got, given to me by my aunt and uncle when I was four years old.  Peachy was an early childhood favorite and will always be special to me.  ^_^

Is it just me, or does it seem that the Rainbows and Peachy have even softer manes and tails than the collector ponies?  It feels so silky and perfect!  The collector ponies hair is good but it seems a little different to me somehow.  Not sure what it is, but it feels different.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 22, 2018, 01:58:36 AM
I love reading everyone's stories on these new ponies! I am so happy that they are being made!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on October 22, 2018, 03:03:55 AM
My Rainbow Ponies and Pretty Parlor have arrived, I'm so excited!  I don't know what possessed the makers to make the Rainbows scented, but I'm pleasantly surprised that I like the smell of the ones I've unboxed so far, Parasol, Skydancer, and Windy.  I really like Windy's smell but I can't identify what it's supposed to be.  I know I've read what all their scents are but I forget.  XD

The funny thing is that half of them came in bilingual boxes and half in English only boxes.  I ordered them from Amazon.

I really enjoyed opening the Pretty Parlor.  It's special to me because it was the very first MLP thing I ever got, given to me by my aunt and uncle when I was four years old.  Peachy was an early childhood favorite and will always be special to me.  ^_^

Is it just me, or does it seem that the Rainbows and Peachy have even softer manes and tails than the collector ponies?  It feels so silky and perfect!  The collector ponies hair is good but it seems a little different to me somehow.  Not sure what it is, but it feels different.


I don’t remember noticing with the Rainbows but I did notice with Peachy that she had really nice, soft hair.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: brightberry on October 22, 2018, 06:27:15 AM
I think the later released collectors have nicer hair as well.  I can feel the difference between my Butterscotch and Cotton Candy.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SilverLinedStars on October 22, 2018, 10:05:29 PM
Wave 3 finally showed up at my Target last week. I picked myself up a Glory, Medley & Twilight. I really want to find a Moondancer but I haven't seen her out just yet! I'm so happy to have these reproduction ponies!!! It was nice to get a Glory that's white and not some kind of cream color.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on October 23, 2018, 04:33:06 AM
Still no wave 3 at any of my local Targets. What I did see however is more collector six ponies back in stock. Most of the retro end caps are also looking like they are not being stocked again and are a mess. I'm hoping they will come in when everything starts being reset for Christmas.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on October 25, 2018, 01:00:00 AM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 25, 2018, 01:32:38 AM
Wave 3 finally showed up at my Target last week. I picked myself up a Glory, Medley & Twilight. I really want to find a Moondancer but I haven't seen her out just yet! I'm so happy to have these reproduction ponies!!! It was nice to get a Glory that's white and not some kind of cream color.
That’s awesome!  ^.^
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 25, 2018, 01:49:32 AM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Oh thank you for sharing with us! I went on there and you can order all six of them! With the coupon the cost came to the same cost as buying them in the store! Oh I will have a full complete set!!!! Thank you again so very much!!! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on October 25, 2018, 02:05:25 AM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Oh thank you for sharing with us! I went on there and you can order all six of them! With the coupon the cost came to the same cost as buying them in the store! Oh I will have a full complete set!!!! Thank you again so very much!!! :)

Aw, of course! :biggrin: I was very happy with the price and the delivery time. I don’t think they notify you when they ship, but I ordered them last Saturday and they arrived today (Friday). I’m very happy for you!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 25, 2018, 02:09:42 AM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Oh thank you for sharing with us! I went on there and you can order all six of them! With the coupon the cost came to the same cost as buying them in the store! Oh I will have a full complete set!!!! Thank you again so very much!!! :)

Aw, of course! :biggrin: I was very happy with the price and the delivery time. I don’t think they notify you when they ship, but I ordered them last Saturday and they arrived today (Friday). I’m very happy for you!

Awesome, I had to make sure they were the right ones cause on the order form it said second release and was like what!!!?? But it said the right ponies in the set that I am looking for! I am excited! Now I need to stop buying for a while! I just bought 92 ponies this month! :) Yes I am selling the extras to hope to make some money back!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on October 25, 2018, 02:39:36 AM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Oh thank you for sharing with us! I went on there and you can order all six of them! With the coupon the cost came to the same cost as buying them in the store! Oh I will have a full complete set!!!! Thank you again so very much!!! :)

Aw, of course! :biggrin: I was very happy with the price and the delivery time. I don’t think they notify you when they ship, but I ordered them last Saturday and they arrived today (Friday). I’m very happy for you!

Awesome, I had to make sure they were the right ones cause on the order form it said second release and was like what!!!?? But it said the right ponies in the set that I am looking for! I am excited! Now I need to stop buying for a while! I just bought 92 ponies this month! :) Yes I am selling the extras to hope to make some money back!

Just realized I thought today was Friday. :blink: It’s been a long week!  I meant Wednesday, lol. 92! That’s impressive!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on October 25, 2018, 05:15:30 PM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Ug. I was so tempted at $12 a piece- I think they jacked them up to $18 to account for the coupon since the total is about the same.

HOLD THE PHONE!  They are offering the set of 6 for $78.95- which makes them $13.15 each-  AND you can use the coupon, so even after tax- the ponies work out to just $11.59 each.

That's not too different than the Target price after Seattle tax-  so I got them! 

Here's the link to the 6 pack:
 https://www.kaplantoys.com/product/147321/retro-my-little-ponies-series-2-set-of-6?c=15%7CKTPP05

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: ClosetAvalanche on October 25, 2018, 05:20:53 PM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Ug. I was so tempted at $12 a piece- I think they jacked them up to $18 to account for the coupon since the total is about the same.

I do really want Medely, Firefly and Glory (who were in my original herd) but still even with coupon the total is $50 for just 3 ponies-  should I just get them? THey will eventually be at my Target I'm sure of it... but maybe they won't- is approx $16 worth the price of not having to wait and keep checking?  Probably...  ?



I found a glory 2 weeks ago at target. Give it a little more time.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on October 25, 2018, 05:31:27 PM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Ug. I was so tempted at $12 a piece- I think they jacked them up to $18 to account for the coupon since the total is about the same.

I do really want Medely, Firefly and Glory (who were in my original herd) but still even with coupon the total is $50 for just 3 ponies-  should I just get them? THey will eventually be at my Target I'm sure of it... but maybe they won't- is approx $16 worth the price of not having to wait and keep checking?  Probably...  ?



I found a glory 2 weeks ago at target. Give it a little more time.

I caved- the price for the 6 pack (with the coupon) is about the same price at Target after tax- so no longer any reason to delay.

I didn't really want Twilight or Sunbeam (I never liked them as a kid - I always thought Sunbeam was snobby, and Twilight seemed to gaudy (lol)) - but it's not like I hate them. I guess I can find homes for them at some point if I don't need them. They are rather cute...  I just am trying to avoid being crushed by a hoard of toys/dolls.  :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 25, 2018, 06:57:21 PM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Ug. I was so tempted at $12 a piece- I think they jacked them up to $18 to account for the coupon since the total is about the same.

HOLD THE PHONE!  They are offering the set of 6 for $78.95- which makes them $13.15 each-  AND you can use the coupon, so even after tax- the ponies work out to just $11.59 each.

That's not too different than the Target price after Seattle tax-  so I got them! 

Here's the link to the 6 pack:
 https://www.kaplantoys.com/product/147321/retro-my-little-ponies-series-2-set-of-6?c=15%7CKTPP05

I did the same math and came to the same conclusion!  They're about $11 at Target in Seattle (after tax) and about $13 per pony, and even less with the deal--honestly not bad at all!  I ordered them too!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 25, 2018, 10:11:26 PM
Hello Friends!
I ordered 4 out of the 6 Wave 3 ponies from kaplantoys.com. I saw they were selling them for around 12$ each and there was a 20% off coupon code for Halloween. They arrived pretty quickly and the ponies were in good shape except Firefly has a neck shelf. BUT - here’s the thing, I just saw that they upped the price to $18.95!!!! Maybe they saw how in demand they were! https://www.kaplantoys.com/store/trans/search.asp?tbSearch=My+little+pony&searchButton=

Oh thank you for sharing with us! I went on there and you can order all six of them! With the coupon the cost came to the same cost as buying them in the store! Oh I will have a full complete set!!!! Thank you again so very much!!! :)

Aw, of course! :biggrin: I was very happy with the price and the delivery time. I don’t think they notify you when they ship, but I ordered them last Saturday and they arrived today (Friday). I’m very happy for you!

Awesome, I had to make sure they were the right ones cause on the order form it said second release and was like what!!!?? But it said the right ponies in the set that I am looking for! I am excited! Now I need to stop buying for a while! I just bought 92 ponies this month! :) Yes I am selling the extras to hope to make some money back!

Just realized I thought today was Friday. :blink: It’s been a long week!  I meant Wednesday, lol. 92! That’s impressive!

Yes I know! Its a bit crazy though! But 25 of them going to be going up for sale after they are all cleaned up! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: RavenPaw on October 26, 2018, 01:39:52 AM
I just ordered the Unicorn and Pegasus set from Kaplan Toys as well.  Thanks so much MyLittlePeachy for sharing that with us!   :)  Now I don't have to worry about checking all the Targets around.  I wish they came with puffy stickers too like the Rainbow Ponies did, but I'm still thrilled to get them.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Shy Violet on October 26, 2018, 05:24:37 AM
The Rainbow 5 pack is at Toys R Us Canada now. Still no sign of the Uni/Peg wave
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Silversnow on October 26, 2018, 10:19:21 PM
Oh no that's horrible to read... they are all having same issues?! I saw a Moonstone like that but luckily I got hold of another one which is *coughs* fine right now.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on October 27, 2018, 12:11:48 AM
I should have this set in the mail by Thursday next week! I sure hope they are all good looking! :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Kiwichi on October 27, 2018, 01:51:25 AM
I just got my set from Kaplan. Glorys box is slight creased.  The ponies were shipped in the original box from BF.  Shipping box didn't have any damage, so think it was during initial packaging probably.  They are so beautiful!  Since they share the same dcpi, I doubt my target would be getting any anytime soon.  I'm just overjoyed to have a set.  They are so beautiful :biggrin:

 I'm contemplating if I should contact Kaplan re: damage...  would u?

Also the ponies are marked Schylling.  Is Schylling and BF the same company?  New name?  The price hike is probably bc of high demand, they're not avail anywhere else online!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on October 27, 2018, 06:53:37 PM
I think Schylling is the non US brand but it is owned/operated by Basic Fun. I'm not sure though. I know that Schylling came up before when we were discussing the Collector Ponies and the first reviews showed up on Amazon.


I checked a different Target today and they only had 2 Moonstones and one Parasol. None of them seem to be discolored. They were in English only boxes.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: CherryTreats on October 28, 2018, 08:54:31 AM
I'm also wondering why the ponies from Kaplan are marked Schylling or how Schylling relates to Basic Fun. The ones I have from Target are not marked Schylling. They are marked Hasbro & Basic Fun.

Also the ponies are marked Schylling.  Is Schylling and BF the same company?  New name?  The price hike is probably bc of high demand, they're not avail anywhere else online!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 28, 2018, 10:07:44 AM
Slightly concerning observation in John Lewis yesterday afternoon. Price of Rainbow Ponies reduced to £10.59. Not that a reduction is a bad thing but it suggests clearance. Not that the label marked it as clearance, it had just repriced them for some reason. And they only had 2 ponies anyway, only one of which was a Rainbow (Skydancer, she is the least popular here it seems and if nobody buys her by payday I might) and a Butterscotch who has been here even  longer and no longer even has a price label.

They haven't restocked since my last visit, which worries me a little bit. Although it might be that they were an autumn product (they came out in JL in August here and now it's almost November) and that's that. The sales team did think they would get further releases, but I guess we'll see if they do, and if so, when.

Toymaster stores in Sutton & Ealing I haven't seen them. They're still in stock (collector ponies) in Epsom though I wish it wasn't just that set...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Filthy on October 29, 2018, 09:30:03 PM
Has anyone spotted the uni&peg sets in Germany yet?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Raindrop on October 30, 2018, 04:53:48 AM
The unicorn and pegasus set is showing up at Nordstrom Rack stores in the US.  I found part of two sets at my local store today.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: NightGliderSA on October 30, 2018, 08:43:03 AM
Well, finally and to my utter delight I am able to post that I have ordered 4 of the rainbow ponies: Sunlight, Parasol, Windy and Starshine. Cotton On have decided to bring them in to South Africa and have now reached the status as my Most Favourite Store. I love Cotton On like I have never loved any retailer ever before!  :frolic:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 30, 2018, 11:31:31 AM
Well, finally and to my utter delight I am able to post that I have ordered 4 of the rainbow ponies: Sunlight, Parasol, Windy and Starshine. Cotton On have decided to bring them in to South Africa and have now reached the status as my Most Favourite Store. I love Cotton On like I have never loved any retailer ever before!  :frolic:

Yay! Congratulations! So glad these girls are finally making it global!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on October 31, 2018, 12:36:33 AM
The unicorn and pegasus set is showing up at Nordstrom Rack stores in the US.  I found part of two sets at my local store today.

Wow how random! Are they discounted there ?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on October 31, 2018, 04:09:59 AM
The unicorn and pegasus set is showing up at Nordstrom Rack stores in the US.  I found part of two sets at my local store today.
Cool! There's one near where I work -- maybe I'll check it out.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: NightGliderSA on October 31, 2018, 08:46:54 AM
Well, finally and to my utter delight I am able to post that I have ordered 4 of the rainbow ponies: Sunlight, Parasol, Windy and Starshine. Cotton On have decided to bring them in to South Africa and have now reached the status as my Most Favourite Store. I love Cotton On like I have never loved any retailer ever before!  :frolic:

Yay! Congratulations! So glad these girls are finally making it global!

Thanks Taffeta!  :biggrin:

I'm hoping that these girls will do really well so that dear, darling Cotton on (best store ever) will feel inspired to bring more than just those four ponies in. But for now I am beyond thrilled with who I have.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on October 31, 2018, 12:32:01 PM
The unicorn and pegasus set is showing up at Nordstrom Rack stores in the US.  I found part of two sets at my local store today.

Wow how random! Are they discounted there ?

I needed a new bra anyway . . . two birds with one stone.  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on October 31, 2018, 01:03:26 PM
Just had a lengthy conversation with John Lewis customer service department. UK people listen up.

At present nothing on their system for wave 3 and therefore (unless wave 3 has the same code as wave 1 in the UK) it is not likely that JL will have the unipegs before Christmas. The projected date given to Glitterball by the other retailer was Feb, though, so that tallies.

Wave 1 and wave 2 - at present according to the figures the lady gave me, they have only a few CP in stock and many Rainbows in their warehouse. Neither are discontinued and they are due to be restocking both in late November. So these are their Christmas lines, also making it seem more likely wave 3 will be in the new year if it comes there.

If you can't find them in your stores you can request through your store for collect in store 2 days later. I have the codes for wave 1 and wave 2 but you can't buy specific ponies as they don't have that record.

Collector Ponies :  78522001
Rainbow Ponies : 78522002


These don't show up on the website under normal search so you need the product codes. And because they're not on the site they can't be ordered online, I don't think. Only in store for collection.

I hope this is helpful to some folk, if there is to be a restock in November it seems likely that the stores which don't currently have these may well get them in the next few weeks, so keep looking!

I have also passed on to this helpful customer service person that there is a whole community of crazy UK ponypeople looking for these and especially looking for wave 3, so please to keep it in mind. Though I suspect that stocking of wave 3 will depend on sales of wave 1 and 2.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on November 01, 2018, 09:21:30 AM
Just had a lengthy conversation with John Lewis customer service department. UK people listen up.

...

Ooh thanks for this useful info, Taffeta!  :frolic:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 01, 2018, 12:25:19 PM
Taff, thanks for those product codes. Will try my John Lewis later and see if they can order with those :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 01, 2018, 12:28:56 PM
Taff, thanks for those product codes. Will try my John Lewis later and see if they can order with those :)

Welcome:D Good luck!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on November 03, 2018, 03:38:07 PM
Well I got mine in the mail the other day and they are great! I am so happy this site was shared with us! Otherwise I was not sure if I was going to be able to get the 3rd set! :) 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 03, 2018, 07:27:54 PM
I checked Target today. They had one full set of Collector Ponies and at least half of another set. They had also restocked Rainbow ponies but only Moonstone, Parasol and Skydancer were left. There were no unicorn/pegasus ponies. :sad:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Raindrop on November 04, 2018, 03:13:13 PM
Did anyone else see the 5-pony rainbow gift set on Walmart.com?  It’s supposed to be available Nov 8.  Walmart is listed as a retailer on Basic Fun’s website now.  I was hoping they would sell the uni and peg set, but rainbows are good for those who haven’t found them yet.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: babypowder on November 04, 2018, 07:33:49 PM
I'm not sure if this has been already asked, but when you go to Target, where do you find them? They're not in the kids section, for me. It's quite possible that my Target doesn't stock them, but making sure before I buy them online.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on November 04, 2018, 07:52:18 PM
I'm not sure if this has been already asked, but when you go to Target, where do you find them? They're not in the kids section, for me. It's quite possible that my Target doesn't stock them, but making sure before I buy them online.
If you go in the toy section, there should be an endcap of retro/nostalgic stuff. There's actually, like, two endcaps now? Mine is on the one on the end of the shelves with baby toys. The ponies are on the bottom of that here.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sunset on November 04, 2018, 09:38:28 PM
I'm not sure if this has been already asked, but when you go to Target, where do you find them? They're not in the kids section, for me. It's quite possible that my Target doesn't stock them, but making sure before I buy them online.
If you go in the toy section, there should be an endcap of retro/nostalgic stuff. There's actually, like, two endcaps now? Mine is on the one on the end of the shelves with baby toys. The ponies are on the bottom of that here.

But not all Targets have the endcap.  My local Target only just put one back up after not having it for 6 months.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on November 05, 2018, 06:15:08 PM
Does anyone know if we will be getting more for next year 2019? Or these sets it!!??? I sure hope not!!!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 05, 2018, 07:59:11 PM
Does anyone know if we will be getting more for next year 2019? Or these sets it!!??? I sure hope not!!!!

There are rumours of more but Basic Fun hasn't 100% confirmed what form it might take. And speculation is just speculation for now...but there are meant to be more waves.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on November 05, 2018, 10:01:52 PM
In the past they've unveiled new ponies at the New York Toy Fair, which is held in mid February.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: babypowder on November 06, 2018, 10:06:32 PM
I'm not sure if this has been already asked, but when you go to Target, where do you find them? They're not in the kids section, for me. It's quite possible that my Target doesn't stock them, but making sure before I buy them online.
If you go in the toy section, there should be an endcap of retro/nostalgic stuff. There's actually, like, two endcaps now? Mine is on the one on the end of the shelves with baby toys. The ponies are on the bottom of that here.

But not all Targets have the endcap.  My local Target only just put one back up after not having it for 6 months.

Yeah, I don't think my Target has one. Thanks anyway!  :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: BlushingBlue on November 06, 2018, 10:27:12 PM
The unicorn and pegasus set is showing up at Nordstrom Rack stores in the US.  I found part of two sets at my local store today.

Wow how random! Are they discounted there ?

I spotted some Unicorn & Pegasus ponies at Nordstrom Rack the other day, and they were "marked down" from $13 to $10 so the same price as Target. :rolleyes: They were in the impulse buy section near the registers (with the phone cases, hair accessories, snacks, etc) not in the toy display in the kids' department.

I'm a little bit leery that Wave 3 is showing up in what is (at least nominally) a discount chain, but I don't know enough about how Rack sources its stock to go Full Concerned Pony over it. I just really don't want brick-and-mortar retailers' (i.e. Target's) inability to distribute these ponies properly to be what sinks a potential Wave 4 and beyond. :(
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: achab1984 on November 07, 2018, 10:49:47 PM
In the past they've unveiled new ponies at the New York Toy Fair, which is held in mid February.

Ya that was what I was thinking, so if they do we wont know till around that time I take it. 
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 08, 2018, 12:02:07 AM
Well my local John Lewis is still a no go.... but that doesn't matter because!!! LOOK WHO I FOUND IN FORBIDDEN PLANET TODAY!!!!!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


:drunk:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 08, 2018, 12:24:43 AM
Well my local John Lewis is still a no go.... but that doesn't matter because!!! LOOK WHO I FOUND IN FORBIDDEN PLANET TODAY!!!!!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


:drunk:

That makes sense actually! I guess it's another place to keep an eye open!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Matcha on November 08, 2018, 05:23:16 PM
I found the rainbow ponies in Trago Mills this week :) They were £11.79 each. Haven't seen any of the collector ones in my area, hope the unicorns and pegasi will show up soon.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on November 08, 2018, 05:37:37 PM
I found Wave 3 in Nordstrom Rack today, thanks for the tip! Does anyone want me to pick them up for them after work today?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on November 08, 2018, 07:06:05 PM
My set came in the mail- they are beautiful- I love the hair, it is soooo soft!

I am hoping it was the scent that was causing some of the rainbows to discolor- hopefully no discoloration has been noticed on the new ponies? Maybe too soon to tell!

Not like I wouldn't get them anyway of course...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: SailorEarth on November 08, 2018, 07:07:31 PM
Thanks for the info about Kaplan Toys! I was able to get the third set for not much more than MSRP (about $1.55 more per pony) after the 20% off coupon. Probably cheaper than using up a bunch of gas going around searching for them  ^.^
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 08, 2018, 07:08:57 PM
I don't think Walmart is going to get the 35ths. I see them on their website, but always outta stock. I don't think I'd count on them being there.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on November 10, 2018, 12:51:15 AM
Matcha if you can get to Tavistock the toy shop there has the collectors ponies for 9.99. They're at the back next to/underneath the Barbies.

Thanks for the heads up about Trago, I checked about a month ago and had found nothing. Are they in Liskeard or Newton Abbott?  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 10, 2018, 12:53:05 AM
It';s great to know they've finally made it out of the South East and into other parts of the UK :D

It seems like they're probably going to get more widespread in the lead up to Christmas which means wave 3, if it is coming, is more likely going to be around February after all, maybe Easter...

Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on November 10, 2018, 12:56:54 AM
It';s great to know they've finally made it out of the South East and into other parts of the UK :D

It seems like they're probably going to get more widespread in the lead up to Christmas which means wave 3, if it is coming, is more likely going to be around February after all, maybe Easter...

I'm curious at the minute if Toymaster will pick up the rainbows. So far I've only seen collectors in shop and catalogue.

But here's hoping for wave 3 too. :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 10, 2018, 01:03:46 AM
It';s great to know they've finally made it out of the South East and into other parts of the UK :D

It seems like they're probably going to get more widespread in the lead up to Christmas which means wave 3, if it is coming, is more likely going to be around February after all, maybe Easter...

I'm curious at the minute if Toymaster will pick up the rainbows. So far I've only seen collectors in shop and catalogue.

But here's hoping for wave 3 too. :P

Yeah, I wonder this too. I have also only seen the Collector Ponies in one Toymaster out of the three I've coincidentally found in reach of where I now live. Whereas John Lewis say they are restocking but my JL no longer has a tag for the Collector Ponies, only the Rainbow ones :/
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on November 10, 2018, 06:48:52 AM
I wonder if the Wave 3 release will ever really . . . release, or if they'll go the way of the 1984 set of sea ponies, which I've heard were hard to find even in the 80s. It seems like the Targets in my area are getting backlogged with collector and/or rainbow ponies, and we've established that the Targets won't order Wave 3 until they sell the collectors and that they don't know whether a shipment with that DCPI will be collector ponies or Wave 3 ponies. I've only seen one Wave 3 pony at Target (Glory) but found most of the set and some doubles at Nordstrom Rack the other day. I wonder if Wave 3 is going directly to discount outlet stores. :/ That would be a shame for many reasons, one of them being that I think more little girls would see them at Target. I guess we'll have to wait and see, though.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Matcha on November 10, 2018, 10:48:42 AM
Matcha if you can get to Tavistock the toy shop there has the collectors ponies for 9.99. They're at the back next to/underneath the Barbies.

Thanks for the heads up about Trago, I checked about a month ago and had found nothing. Are they in Liskeard or Newton Abbott?  :P
I found them in Falmouth :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on November 10, 2018, 05:54:06 PM
I checked my Nordstroms and Nordstroms Rack and didn't see them there.  Maybe they'll restock soon?

So the DPCI is set by Target itself, right?  Not Basic Fun?

Maybe I'll write a letter to Target HQ and beg THEM to change the DPCI??  It's killing me that this set is so hard to find, not for my own sake (because I bought mine online from Kaplan) but for all the lost sales from people randomly browsing in Target.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on November 11, 2018, 08:42:34 PM
So the DPCI is set by Target itself, right?  Not Basic Fun?

Maybe I'll write a letter to Target HQ and beg THEM to change the DPCI??  It's killing me that this set is so hard to find, not for my own sake (because I bought mine online from Kaplan) but for all the lost sales from people randomly browsing in Target.

:wonder: I'm not sure. Probably Target sets the DPCI? The inner workings of stores and suppliers are a mystery to me. Yes, if you have time, write a letter! It's bugging me too that people, especially kids, might not get to see Wave 3 in Target.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on November 11, 2018, 09:07:41 PM
Could the ones found at Nordstrom Rack have been meant for TRU?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 12, 2018, 06:56:30 PM
So the DPCI is set by Target itself, right?  Not Basic Fun?

Maybe I'll write a letter to Target HQ and beg THEM to change the DPCI??  It's killing me that this set is so hard to find, not for my own sake (because I bought mine online from Kaplan) but for all the lost sales from people randomly browsing in Target.

:wonder: I'm not sure. Probably Target sets the DPCI? The inner workings of stores and suppliers are a mystery to me. Yes, if you have time, write a letter! It's bugging me too that people, especially kids, might not get to see Wave 3 in Target.

This is also making me wonder whether this same code thing will happen here or not. In the US you guys are lucky because all of the releases are the same price, which isn't the case here...so it makes sense that John Lewis has 2 separate codes for the two waves here right now, but since we don't know yet what price code the third wave might have, it's difficult to guess whether it might also come under 01 or whether it will end up being 03.

It also bugs me with distribution here because if John Lewis have 900 or so Rainbow Ponies in their warehouse, why are those 900 Rainbow Ponies not being sent out to JL stores around the country, and only showing up in specific areas...?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Wardah on November 12, 2018, 07:39:10 PM
The unicorn and pegasus set is showing up at Nordstrom Rack stores in the US.  I found part of two sets at my local store today.

Wow how random! Are they discounted there ?

I spotted some Unicorn & Pegasus ponies at Nordstrom Rack the other day, and they were "marked down" from $13 to $10 so the same price as Target. :rolleyes: They were in the impulse buy section near the registers (with the phone cases, hair accessories, snacks, etc) not in the toy display in the kids' department.

I'm a little bit leery that Wave 3 is showing up in what is (at least nominally) a discount chain, but I don't know enough about how Rack sources its stock to go Full Concerned Pony over it. I just really don't want brick-and-mortar retailers' (i.e. Target's) inability to distribute these ponies properly to be what sinks a potential Wave 4 and beyond. :(


Normally I'd be worried too but don't forget TRU went under and they also carried the retro SSC so there was a good chance they would have carried the ponies too. There was probably stuff that was on it's way over when TRU announced they were liquidating that is getting diverted to discount chains since the other big box stores had placed their own orders.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on November 13, 2018, 12:23:01 AM
I found half of wave three at Target today.  They had Glory, Firefly and Medley (which were the three I wanted most from that wave). They also had 1 Butterscotch, 1 Skydancer, and 2 Pretty Parlors.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on November 13, 2018, 06:23:02 PM
I don't think them being at Nordstorms Rack is worrying.  The Rack might be 'discount', but not in the way that The Dollar Store is discount.  It's still pretty high end.

For the people who did find them at the Rack, what section were they in?  Near the cash registers?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Haruna on November 13, 2018, 10:32:19 PM
I don't think them being at Nordstorms Rack is worrying.  The Rack might be 'discount', but not in the way that The Dollar Store is discount.  It's still pretty high end.

For the people who did find them at the Rack, what section were they in?  Near the cash registers?
I hope so! And I found them in the toy section.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 14, 2018, 10:34:26 PM
I talked to a walmart person. The 35ths are at Wal-Mart, BUT they are online only. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Gator on November 15, 2018, 02:24:28 AM
My Target just restocked the original collector ponies... again... aarrgh!  Give me a Twilight!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on November 15, 2018, 02:46:09 AM
My Target's been slacking on restocks. There are two Moonstones on the shelves, but no Unipegs again. Hm.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on November 15, 2018, 06:53:54 PM
As of last Friday, mine had three rainbows, two collectors, and four uni/pegs. So it looks like the line is being shopped, which is great. I snagged Windy, the characters seem to be hit and miss now.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 16, 2018, 08:31:42 PM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on November 16, 2018, 08:42:40 PM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:

Oh wow!!!!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Galactica on November 16, 2018, 11:24:58 PM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:

The others are probably not far behind!

I'm glad the retro ponies have been so popular  :biggrin:  (even if they did push SSC right off the board)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 17, 2018, 12:40:29 AM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:

Now that...is a BIG development. It means they've gone mainstream. And Entertainer is also known for getting stuff from the US or Canada as well, because it sometimes has Canadian packaged ponies or things with Target labels on. I haven't been in the local Entertainer for a while but I will go next week...I think there's also one in Wimbledon...hrm...

Thank you for sharing :D
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 17, 2018, 01:59:15 AM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:

The others are probably not far behind!

I hope so!! The shelf tag did say "wave 1" so I think there's a good chance we'll see the next set soon :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: bladed on November 17, 2018, 11:01:15 AM
oo, hopefully my local entertainer has them (but they do tend to be behind in stocking, lol)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 17, 2018, 01:20:21 PM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:

The others are probably not far behind!

I hope so!! The shelf tag did say "wave 1" so I think there's a good chance we'll see the next set soon :)

Without obviously being specific can you give an indication of which region you saw them in (north east, north west, midlands etc ) so we can get an idea of their distribution?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 17, 2018, 05:09:23 PM
UK peeps - I found wave 1 at The Entertainer yesterday!!! :frolic:

The others are probably not far behind!

I hope so!! The shelf tag did say "wave 1" so I think there's a good chance we'll see the next set soon :)

Without obviously being specific can you give an indication of which region you saw them in (north east, north west, midlands etc ) so we can get an idea of their distribution?

I was visiting another town so I can be specific, lol. I found them in Sunderland :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 17, 2018, 06:42:44 PM
Hope the UK peeps get what they are looking for!  I just want the Pretty Parlour but I don't think that is happening if UK/Europe can't get it...
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Whippycorn on November 17, 2018, 07:16:13 PM
I can confirm the wave 1 ponies are in Entertainer shops in Yorkshire!  :biggrin: I managed to get Snuzzle, Blossom and Butterscotch. I hope they will have restocked the rest next time I go to town. Thanks for the heads up Carrehz!
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: 1983Baby on November 17, 2018, 10:02:41 PM
I went to Nordstrom Rack today and found 5 of the 6 Wave 3 ponies. Still looking for Moondancer.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Ponyfan on November 17, 2018, 11:15:30 PM
I made two trips to Target this week. On Tuesday there were no Rainbow Ponies or Unicorn/Pegasus ponies but the Collector Ponies had been fully restocked. Today there were 5 out of 6 Rainbow Ponies (Parasol was missing) and the restocked Collector Ponies. There were still no Unicorn/Pegasus ponies.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 18, 2018, 01:10:10 AM
I can confirm the wave 1 ponies are in Entertainer shops in Yorkshire!  :biggrin: I managed to get Snuzzle, Blossom and Butterscotch. I hope they will have restocked the rest next time I go to town. Thanks for the heads up Carrehz!

aaaah that's great!!! I'm so glad they're showing up in more places now :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: toyjunky on November 18, 2018, 03:49:55 AM
Still no wave 3 in my area of so cal, and I have access to a LOT of Targets. Plenty of pretty parlors now and I'm seeing restocking of rainbows and collector sets. I caved today and bought them from Kaplan Toys. It does concern my husband that it says wave 2 even though it shows the ponies from wave 3 but since everyone else who has posted has gotten the right ones figured I'd go for it.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 18, 2018, 02:33:41 PM
I can confirm the wave 1 ponies are in Entertainer shops in Yorkshire!  :biggrin: I managed to get Snuzzle, Blossom and Butterscotch. I hope they will have restocked the rest next time I go to town. Thanks for the heads up Carrehz!

aaaah that's great!!! I'm so glad they're showing up in more places now :)

Me too! Thanks for the notifications both! It's great that they're getting further north as well :D I won't get to check the Entertainer by my parents' home as I'm only taking a flying trip here because of sister's birthday thing but I'll have them check when they're next in town and report back from the Midlands point of view. I'll also check in the South East when I am back there, maybe next week - but since other stores there have them already it might take longer I guess?
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on November 19, 2018, 06:53:26 PM
Went to an Entertainer in the Berkshire area, asked the lady who suddenly got super excited about G1s but had not been aware of the reboot, went to the shelf - none there  :(

Told her to go to John Lewis across the road if she wanted a nostalgia trip  ^.^ she said she would hot-foot it either tonight or tomorrow!

I then went to JL and saw NO PONIES and NO SHELF LABELS either  :freak: :scared: I could not find a member of staff to help me. Oh well.

I feel bad now about getting that lady in The Entertainer so excited, I shall console myself in believing that the G1s will eventually hit this store and that she will get a chance to buy some!  :P
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: babypowder on November 20, 2018, 12:09:01 AM
I found the collector ponies! (and rainbow but they were either stocking them or the were sold out) at my Target. Seems like they got them before Black Friday hit.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: aria_elwen on November 20, 2018, 12:22:14 PM
Plymouth finally has ponies!

The Entertainer has them in stock. ;)

Hopefully the lady in Berkshire should have a nice surprise coming soon Glitterball.

They've definitely only just got them in as I checked the shelves last week and they didn't have them. I just think it's great that both Toymaster and Entertainer are stocking them next to the G4.
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Taffeta on November 20, 2018, 12:32:38 PM
Plymouth finally has ponies!

The Entertainer has them in stock. ;)

Hopefully the lady in Berkshire should have a nice surprise coming soon Glitterball.

They've definitely only just got them in as I checked the shelves last week and they didn't have them. I just think it's great that both Toymaster and Entertainer are stocking them next to the G4.

I have to go shopping tomorrow so I will try and take a detour and see if they're here yet in the local Entertainer. Right in time for Christmas...hope they will make lots of people happy as gifts :)
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: glitterball on November 20, 2018, 02:36:41 PM
Plymouth finally has ponies!

The Entertainer has them in stock. ;)

Hopefully the lady in Berkshire should have a nice surprise coming soon Glitterball.

They've definitely only just got them in as I checked the shelves last week and they didn't have them. I just think it's great that both Toymaster and Entertainer are stocking them next to the G4.

I hope so too!

Ah - so they are placed next to the G4 stuff? Good to know when I hunt for them next time!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!
Post by: Carrehz on November 20, 2018, 10:59:29 PM
Can confirm they're in my local(ish) Entertainer, too :) which is pretty far from Sunderland - so they're spreading! :)

Make sure to have a good look for them if you can't find them, btw. For some reason this Entertainer shoved two of them down the side of some G4s and put another one at the very back of a shelf, so they were near-impossible to see o_O
Title: Re: 35th Anniversary Collectors Pony's - Part 2!