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Title: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 11, 2019, 11:37:50 AM
I haven't been to the toy fair in a long while, so yesterday was my first in some time. I often end up buying G3 here, and sometimes end up buying G3 I already have but this time I managed to come away with seven that were new to my collection (some of whom I have never even seen before).

So the seven are Spring Parade (she is so orange O.O, I want to call her Lucozade), Spring Breeze, Yesterdaisy, Royalette, Sunshine Blossoms, Garden Wishes and Party Cake.

According to Wiki, Royalette and Yesterdaisy were Target ponies. But since Target ponies weren't sold in the UK, I am wondering how they got here...

Oh well O.o.

I also picked up a few others who are doubles, including a Winter Snow (from a stall where the owner thought she was a flat foot xD), newborn twins Tuggles & Toddles and a rather well-loved Honeycomb. And a Holly Dash. People still need her, right? :) They will all go on my trade/sale list come Easter, providing international postage is possible over Easter period of course ;). Winter Snow has a couple of small marks but cleaned up really nicely. Honeycomb has a lot of pindot, an ink spot, her symbol is worn and she has some damage to her muzzle, but I feel like she's the kind of pony someone might put love into fixing up. I hope so, anyway :) Her condition makes me feel she was loved by a kid once, and can be loved by someone again, but maybe not the pickiest of collectors.

Some pictures...not great as the light here is sucky :/ but anyway...

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The G3 are all in good shape. I did see one other G3 I know I don't have, but her hair was cut so I left her behind...:/
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on February 11, 2019, 12:17:44 PM
Congrats on your finds.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: aquamarinemolly on February 11, 2019, 02:56:08 PM
Nice finds! Winter Snow is one of my favorite G3s, and you're right, she does look like she's in good shape! ^.^
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Safflower on February 11, 2019, 03:29:48 PM
Nice finds Taf! They all look very cute :) Winter Snow is a pretty G3, I haven't really seen her before.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 11, 2019, 04:04:21 PM
Thanks all :) I've not seen Winter Snow at the toy fair before. G3 are very common there, and quite common still at carboot sales, but the Seasons don't show up all that often. I actually saw a couple of Winter Snows this time around though - must be her time?

In any case, I hope to find her a good home come Eastertime. :) She is very pretty - much nicer than Crystal Clone in all respects ;)
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 11, 2019, 04:09:53 PM
Oh they're so beautiful. Congratulations and nice clean up job. :lovey:

Never seen the pink one with the yellow/white/green hair before.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 11, 2019, 04:14:46 PM
Oh they're so beautiful. Congratulations and nice clean up job. :lovey:

Never seen the pink one with the yellow/white/green hair before.

The one in the donkey pose? She was new to me too. Apparently she's called Sunshine Blossoms, and she seems to have come with some kind of set but...yeah. O.o.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 11, 2019, 04:27:35 PM
ooooooo congrats!  very pretty ponies!  and high-five for making it through the Toy Fair - the very thought makes me anxious! 
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 11, 2019, 04:29:54 PM
ooooooo congrats!  very pretty ponies!  and high-five for making it through the Toy Fair - the very thought makes me anxious! 

Thanks! And yeah, it is pretty busy. I arrive just as the queue is going in, which is nice, due to the time of my train, but getting through the crowds is always a challenge. I know one of the regular pony sellers, though, who my G3 ponies mostly came from and who usually does a deal on price for me because I come often - so that helps.

I try not to spend too long there though. An hour and a half is about my limit ;)

I do it for the ponies >.>

I saw a lot of G1 there, but I try not to buy too much in the way of doubles. I rescued Honeycomb because she gave me a lonely look, lol, but I left some other really nice ponies including an intact pocket friends pony which someone bought not long after (I wonder if it was someone here? That would be awesome!). There was also a guy taking a photo of a box of G1 for his partner back home...;) I hope they had some luck too.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: glitterball on February 11, 2019, 05:46:10 PM
Ohh lovely finds - awww Honeycomb  :lovey:
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 11, 2019, 05:53:14 PM
Congrats!! The spring ponies are always the most interesting color schemes. Honeycomb looks so sweet, too!
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 11, 2019, 07:16:14 PM
Yeah Sunshine Blossoms. Is she a UK/Euro exclusive?
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 11, 2019, 11:37:21 PM
Yeah Sunshine Blossoms. Is she a UK/Euro exclusive?

If she is, it's the first I heard of it ;)

Edit to add - some google investigation suggests she came from K-Mart with a pony called Fancy Flora, who I have also never heard of. But although K-Mart isn't a store over here, I do remember that we had a lot of the Lickity/Portobella set in Woolworths here for a while before they turned up over there, because K-Mart had some financial trouble around that time or something? So maybe the same happened here. Although two of the other ponies I got were Target ponies, apparently, and we def. didn't get those, so maybe some of the ponies at the fair this week started their life in the US o.O.

Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: achab1984 on February 12, 2019, 01:46:22 AM
That is awesome! Congrats on all of those beautiful ponies!
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 12, 2019, 06:12:12 AM
Yeah Sunshine Blossoms. Is she a UK/Euro exclusive?

If she is, it's the first I heard of it ;)

Edit to add - some google investigation suggests she came from K-Mart with a pony called Fancy Flora, who I have also never heard of. But although K-Mart isn't a store over here, I do remember that we had a lot of the Lickity/Portobella set in Woolworths here for a while before they turned up over there, because K-Mart had some financial trouble around that time or something? So maybe the same happened here. Although two of the other ponies I got were Target ponies, apparently, and we def. didn't get those, so maybe some of the ponies at the fair this week started their life in the US o.O.

Ahh.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: kiwimlp on February 15, 2019, 07:24:10 PM
A toy fair sounds like heaven to me!  I understand about the crowds though as we have a local book sale that is always packed out. It's worth battling the crowds for ponies though.  Congrats on your new additions :happy:
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Littlesparklepony on February 17, 2019, 04:03:11 PM
Congrats to Rescuing Honeycomb and the g3:s!  :D
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: NightGliderSA on February 21, 2019, 08:25:40 AM
You found some great ponies! - "Lucozade"  :lol:

I like how you put Winter Snow and Honeycomb together as they are my favourites out of the lot - you have good taste  :)
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2019, 08:30:22 PM
You found some great ponies! - "Lucozade"  :lol:

I like how you put Winter Snow and Honeycomb together as they are my favourites out of the lot - you have good taste  :)

Well, they are also the two that will be moving on when I get round to selling. Also LAW demanded photos, so I began with them and then decided to take pics of all of them and make a post xD.

Lucozade is the right term. She's that colour. I didn't realise a pony could be that orange. She even puts AJ to shame. Don't get me wrong, though. The insane orange is the basis of her appeal xD.
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Mlp Sunsparkle on February 22, 2019, 12:18:11 PM
Awesome ponies! You have good luck at the toy fair! I decided to pass on my local one, as there’s usually only old cars and trains, then they posted a pic the day after of a table with ponies  :shocked: I love spring parade, lucozade is certainly a good way to describe her! Does she have a little blue code on her foot? I’m investigating into whether we got her set or if we only have the Disney ones brought over from holidays

As for Royalette, she was sold here as a regular pony, her bag has no target logo printed on and only an English g3 logo, but her tag was multi language :) Yesterdaisy was also sold here with lily lightly as a bonus, but again, no clue which shops. Sunshine blossom and fancy floras set was sold here regularlary too, I believe. It is really strange, if tthey gave us some target ponies and sold them normally, why on earth couldn’t they have sold the rest? Royal Ribbon is another that we got, although she was a target exclusive in america, and also sunshower and luau :)

Congrats again!
Sunsparkle x
Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: Taffeta on February 22, 2019, 07:45:28 PM
Yay, the expert has arrived :D Thank you Sunsparkle! That clears up a lot of things.

I am fairly sure Spring Lucozade (;)) does have blue numbers on her foot. I remember looking at it and going, huh? But I will check when I next go home...probably around Easter.

You're right about Royal Ribbon. I bought her new here o.O.

Title: Re: Some additions from the Toy Fair, and a couple of rescues :)
Post by: mlp4me on March 09, 2019, 02:01:23 AM
Congrats on your new additions! Honeycomb is gorgeous!