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Title: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Carolina-chan on February 16, 2019, 11:21:50 AM
It's that time again~ NY toy fair!
What are you most exited for? Or what disappoints you? Let's share our thoughts!
We currently have a small sneak peek from Hasbro's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Hasbro/status/1096531025121951744

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Also My Little Pony: Rainbow Roadtrip Animated Special, Toys Announced
https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2019/02/14/toy-fair-exclusive-my-little-pony-rainbow-roadtrip-animated-spec/

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I do wonder are we gonna get something new from Bridge direct, like a playset or are they just going to show the ones we already know about.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 16, 2019, 12:41:27 PM
I'm keeping my eye on this person's blog/IG for pictures.

https://www.instagram.com/idlehandsblog/
http://www.idlehandsblog.com/?m=1

I can't see anything on the sneak peaks on mobile.


Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 16, 2019, 02:29:29 PM
Everything on the sneak peeks have been announced/found out before, but the new stuff in pic one...
I just want more variety in brushables? I'm not all that interested in the bobble-head thingies.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 16, 2019, 03:04:30 PM
ahahhaa normally I dislike the MLP G4 logo but I REALLY WANT that neon sign... LOL
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Safflower on February 16, 2019, 03:19:12 PM
ahahhaa normally I dislike the MLP G4 logo but I REALLY WANT that neon sign... LOL
This! I wish that it was for sale.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Bekuno on February 16, 2019, 03:34:25 PM
Sadly not expecting much, last few years the pony portion has been a huge let down. Very few actually "new" ideas. Not really a cutie mark crew person and they seem to be  pushing that more and more.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 16, 2019, 08:35:45 PM
The giant pinkie pie art demonstrates Hasbro's obsession with her as a character.

Gah.

I don't see anything in that image that is actually 'new'.

Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: okamigirl64 on February 16, 2019, 09:04:53 PM
So... has anyone found any better pics by chance?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Magicharp on February 16, 2019, 09:32:59 PM
What I want to see is more retro MLP recreated and released by Basic Fun. Are they there at the event or no?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 16, 2019, 10:30:01 PM
*runs in* -inty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Mint- *runs out*
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Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: SweetLemons on February 16, 2019, 10:51:33 PM
I made a comment on that website so I'm gonna repost what I said there here.

They waited. 9 years. To give us show accurate brushables.

They waited 9 years to give us a Princess Luna doll with her correct show colors because Hasbro was afraid little girls wouldn't like her in blue, so they made her purple because girls don't play with dark blue.

They waited 9 years to give us a Spike figure that wasn't A. on four legs, B. Didn't have a stupid bowtie or C. Didn't look absolutely terrifying and nothing like the character it was based upon.

They waited 9 years to give us Mane 6 dolls with the correct eye shapes, we suffered for 8 years of Twilight having that ridiculous inaccurate eye style and they give it to us on their way out. In a (most likely) overpriced rerelease of Mane 6 dolls that no one wants but now us collectors HAVE to buy it because Luna is finally correct and Minty is there.

I was terrified for G5. Now? Bring it on baby. This is absolutely pathetic, we get nothing to show for this year other than some stupid Shopkins ripoff because all Hasbro wants to do is chase trends rather than give us a proper sendoff for G4. Cutie Mark Crew singlehandedly killed any interest I have in the future of the G4 merchandise line. And that's really saying something, because I stopped watching the show last year and the merch was literally the only thing I kept up with other than all EG content. This is sad.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 16, 2019, 11:26:31 PM
*runs in* -inty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Mint- *runs out*
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Alright I'm sold I'm buying this set. I mean normal sized blue Luna alone would have sold me tbh.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 16, 2019, 11:55:16 PM
*runs in* -inty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Mint- *runs out*
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Alright I'm sold I'm buying this set. I mean normal sized blue Luna alone would have sold me tbh.

Hasbro's been listening to me!! ...Okay maybe not, but this set is almost EVERYTHING I could've wanted... Blue Luna, a Spike that's actually CUTE, Twilight with ACCURATE EYES, and that's not even including Minty!!! Minty's there too!!!! :heart: Maybe they'll even have nice hair!

Unfortunately I'm gonna have to end up buying this one on Amazon probably because I won't find it at Target/Walmart. :enraged:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: gabumon on February 17, 2019, 12:56:22 AM
Dey Ja Voo anyone?  a $50+ multi-pack just to get Minty.  that's definitely happened before. :(

pretty disappointed - but maybe there will be a MLP announcement tomorrow?

Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 17, 2019, 01:01:35 AM
I want the Minty and Luna but I may have to just cross my fingers and hope to find them while thrifting.

Also, why are half of them displayed with the cutie mark on the wrong side?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 17, 2019, 01:02:33 AM
Dey Ja Voo anyone?  a $50+ multi-pack just to get Minty.  that's definitely happened before. :(

It's happened twice before, I think! :lookround:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: BerylBreeze on February 17, 2019, 03:28:20 AM
I'd be more excited to see Minty and Luna if they dropped the balloon heads.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 17, 2019, 03:53:38 AM
Brushable Cutie Mark Crew?

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https://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/2019/02/new-york-toy-fair-2019-my-little-pony.html

And I do wish they'd gotten more photos of the retro line.  It's way over on the far left of the picture

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Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 17, 2019, 03:58:00 AM
Brushable Cutie Mark Crew?

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https://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/2019/02/new-york-toy-fair-2019-my-little-pony.html

Yup! MLPMerch posted about them last month:

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/01/apple-bloom-cutie-mark-crew-figure-found-taobao.html
https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/01/series-4-cutie-mark-crew-5-packs-listed-on-amazon.html
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 17, 2019, 04:03:45 AM
And I do wish they'd gotten more photos of the retro line.  It's way over on the far left of the picture

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I don’t think that is the full Basic Fun display.  That looks like the display Hasbro usually does of the various licensed products.


Also, I’ll copy and past my post from over on the retro thread.

So I follow this account on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9LXBggiBb/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1frccnm8m4flh (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9LXBggiBb/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1frccnm8m4flh)

They have posted two pictures of the second set of ponies so far.  I asked if there was anything else displayed for after that wave .  Their reply was “yes, but top secret still 😉”

So I’m excited that we might still have something more to see yet.

Also here they state that 4 are coming soon but the two shown will be later in the year.  So they might not be coming in full waves of 6?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9K9EbAQNA/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1jadkttar07bd (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9K9EbAQNA/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1jadkttar07bd)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Minty_Magic on February 17, 2019, 04:05:54 AM
Argh, I want Minty but I do not want that whole set! Blue Luna is nice too, but I actually still think the glittery styling size one that came out this year is nicer!
I’ll see how much the set is and if it looks nice in stores, but I might honestly buy Minty overpriced online in the end. I bought the last set with Minty just to get her and I’m about done supporting a Hasbro making you buy a huge pack just to get one unique character :huh:
I would also like to buy the neon sign that’s part of the display. :P that is by far the most interesting thing on display so far!
I hope we will see some more retros too!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Bekuno on February 17, 2019, 04:07:00 AM
I'm actually willing to drop money on that set with minty, because I've avoided buying any remodeled G4 brushables, so it's a good excuse  :) Still trying to get an original G4 Minty
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 17, 2019, 04:08:37 AM
And I do wish they'd gotten more photos of the retro line.  It's way over on the far left of the picture

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I don’t think that is the full Basic Fun display.  That looks like the display Hasbro usually does of the various licensed products.

So we might see more pictures later.  Neat.

Anyone able to figure out what that small pony is between the pile of Mane 6 and the Gigantor Pinkie?  I tried to zoom in and it got really blurry but it almost looks like a mermaid pony with a cloud around it's middle.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 17, 2019, 04:14:09 AM
And I do wish they'd gotten more photos of the retro line.  It's way over on the far left of the picture

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I don’t think that is the full Basic Fun display.  That looks like the display Hasbro usually does of the various licensed products.

So we might see more pictures later.  Neat.

Anyone able to figure out what that small pony is between the pile of Mane 6 and the Gigantor Pinkie?  I tried to zoom in and it got really blurry but it almost looks like a mermaid pony with a cloud around it's middle.

Yeah, I saw someone talk about cloud seaponies (https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/02/sneak-peak-of-ny-toy-fair-my-little.html#comment-form) (all Mane6, of course). They insisted there was a new playset too, but I haven't seen anyone else talk about it.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 17, 2019, 04:47:04 AM
They look like bath toys to me.  The cloud is to make them float the right way in the water.  Like the baby seapony floats.

You know what I find really odd?  The giant silver G3 statue.  Just seems odd that they wouldn’t have a g4 version.  I could even see a G1 because of the popularity of the retro ponies.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 17, 2019, 04:52:38 AM
They look like bath toys to me.  The cloud is to make them float the right way in the water.  Like the baby seapony floats.

You know what I find really odd?  The giant silver G3 statue.  Just seems odd that they wouldn’t have a g4 version.  I could even see a G1 because of the popularity of the retro ponies.

I thought the same thing. It's gotta be an old statue, right? Does anyone recognize it?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on February 17, 2019, 04:53:50 AM
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I want that metal looking pony :haha:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Goanna on February 17, 2019, 05:08:41 AM
Welp. What a boring display, lol
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 17, 2019, 05:17:53 AM
That David Bowie figure looks less like David Bowie and more like a WWF Wrestler.

Who is the silver g3? Is that for sale? I want that.

Post Merge: February 17, 2019, 05:26:42 AM

Thanks guys for going out of your way to the fair to snap pictures for us to oogle at. Its much appreciated and I hope you all had a blast. :)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Carolina-chan on February 17, 2019, 07:34:52 AM
Some more images from instagram:

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Lame Oh my giggles Pinkie Pie

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The mystery one was Cotton Candy as guessed.

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So prettyy~
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 17, 2019, 09:57:40 AM
This was to be expected for a toyline that's on its way out.

Hey, at least the displays are gorgeous :)
It's fun to see a throwback to G3; the silver pony is an old promo figure, it has the G3 logo as a cutie mark if I remember correctly, and it was used for The Pony Project I believe.

I'm still curious to see whether Equestria Girls will get sucked into oblivion or not when G4 ends.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Shaiyeh on February 17, 2019, 10:08:40 AM
Mmmmmmintyyyyyyyy! I don't collect g4, so I don't want that whole set, but I hope I can find a way to get Minty, because, well, Minty. :lovey:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Strawberrysweets on February 17, 2019, 11:55:54 AM
I promised myself not to get more G4 ponies but... ungh want blue Luna and that Minty.

Also the Equstria girls dolls har creepy looking.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Carrehz on February 17, 2019, 01:25:52 PM
MINTY!!! Damn, I thought this year would be a total wash-out but MINTY!! Nice to see something great before the (presumed) end. :lovey: And oohhhh I love that Luna, too.. Too bad they're in a giant multipack. :s I'm always wary about those, because half the time they don't even get released over here.. but we'll see.. I really love that Minty.

(and yeah what's with half of them being packaged with their NDS showing? That's weird, I hope they fix that for the final release.)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on February 17, 2019, 02:02:59 PM
Just out of curiousness... what Minty is everyone talking about? The Mash'ems one or just simply one I fail to see XD?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 17, 2019, 02:15:12 PM
I think the CMC chrysalis is cute. :)

Just out of curiousness... what Minty is everyone talking about? The Mash'ems one or just simply one I fail to see XD?
It's on the first page, in the 10 pony set.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: nessa16 on February 17, 2019, 03:53:34 PM
So underwhelming. I am kinda over CMCs already because I don’t need a million mane 6 AGAIN. I do want new characters but distribution is so shoddy. Same goes for BF retros. I still haven’t seen the pegs or unis let alone earth ponies. I have little hope of seeing the 2nd set of rainbow ponies. Oh yay, another expensive pack just to get a cute Spike, cool Luna and Minty. The cloud seapony thing looks like bath toys. Meh...Hasbroken strikes again sadly.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Bekuno on February 17, 2019, 07:24:21 PM
I saw photos of the next wave of Basic Fun Retro G1's on instagram at the toy fair (set with Bubbles, Seashell, Applejack, & Bowtie) and saw someone teasing in the comments thats there's other ponys we can't see pictures of! New ones! Apparently they can't be shown to the public because they need to be sure there's interest from corporations first. I'm hoping it's not a joke and we'll be at least hearing about it if we don't see pictures!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 17, 2019, 07:25:33 PM
Not ponies but another blast from the past.  Pound Puppies!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_WD7KAacY/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=qy1wczx4twsw (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_WD7KAacY/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=qy1wczx4twsw)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Shaiyeh on February 17, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
...might actually consider the 10 pack afterall. the fact there's a Minty is just too compelling,
Those pound puppes are adorable too!

Great to see more of the 35th anniv rereleases too. I wonder how many sets they'll actually do O:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sailorstitch on February 17, 2019, 07:45:25 PM
They look like bath toys to me.  The cloud is to make them float the right way in the water.  Like the baby seapony floats.

You know what I find really odd?  The giant silver G3 statue.  Just seems odd that they wouldn’t have a g4 version.  I could even see a G1 because of the popularity of the retro ponies.

I thought the same thing. It's gotta be an old statue, right? Does anyone recognize it?

I do! Hasbro made it for the 25th (silver) anniversary of MLP. It was on display at the MLP Fair in 2008. I have pictures of it. Why they're displaying it at the Toy Fair... I have no idea.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 17, 2019, 08:08:45 PM
I saw photos of the next wave of Basic Fun Retro G1's on instagram at the toy fair (set with Bubbles, Seashell, Applejack, & Bowtie) and saw someone teasing in the comments thats there's other ponys we can't see pictures of! New ones! Apparently they can't be shown to the public because they need to be sure there's interest from corporations first. I'm hoping it's not a joke and we'll be at least hearing about it if we don't see pictures!

Yes, bizzaro_toys on Instagram posted they have seen the next wave.  They also just replied to a comment that they promised not to tell but that it isn’t hard to figure out based on the order of progression.

To me that indicates the second set of Uni/Pegs since we have already had Rainbows set two and earth ponies set two.  And most of the molds where already made for the second set of Rainbows. 

But I suppose it could be any of the ponies released in year 2 or 3.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 17, 2019, 08:16:28 PM
Not ponies but another blast from the past.  Pound Puppies!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_WD7KAacY/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=qy1wczx4twsw (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_WD7KAacY/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=qy1wczx4twsw)

Aww!  :inlove:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Lilja on February 17, 2019, 08:24:14 PM
Yes, bizzaro_toys on Instagram posted they have seen the next wave.  They also just replied to a comment that they promised not to tell but that it isn’t hard to figure out based on the order of progression.

To me that indicates the second set of Uni/Pegs since we have already had Rainbows set two and earth ponies set two.  And most of the molds where already made for the second set of Rainbows. 

Sounds like a safe bet. I think we're pretty much guaranteed to get the year 3 unicorn/pegasus set and the additional year 3 earth ponies assuming the line continues. It'll be really interesting to see where they go from there though!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: gabumon on February 17, 2019, 09:40:52 PM
Well I think we know what G5 will be:::  Brushable Cutie Mark Crew

X)
:/

:(
Ok that might be too close to the truth to be funny
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 17, 2019, 10:23:05 PM
Yes, bizzaro_toys on Instagram posted they have seen the next wave.  They also just replied to a comment that they promised not to tell but that it isn’t hard to figure out based on the order of progression.

To me that indicates the second set of Uni/Pegs since we have already had Rainbows set two and earth ponies set two.  And most of the molds where already made for the second set of Rainbows. 

But I suppose it could be any of the ponies released in year 2 or 3.

:( Sometimes I feel like we won't really get to the bread and butter of the popular years... :sigh:

What is this world's smallest MLP retro ponies about? I see it on instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_RPacgfQj/
I'm bummed because I won't buy the first 6 ponies...
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sailorstitch on February 17, 2019, 10:36:39 PM
Seapony bath toys

https://www.instagram.com/pony_toy_news/p/Bt_-p-DBxuk/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=cq9p1xricpss
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 17, 2019, 10:39:47 PM
It comes to something when the thing that people are getting excited about for G4 are still ponies that have been released before, but either not so much in a particular colour or not so much compared to M6. Real excitement would be something new, but no. In G4, real excitement is a properly coloured Luna and a second version of Minty ;) (In case it isn't clear, it's Hasbro I'm criticising, not the fans waiting for these releases).

I agree with the probables for a next release. I feel like almost all the gaps in my childhood have been filled by Basic Fun so far. Just the 2nd wave of unicorn and pegasus ponies and the baby unicorn and pegasus ponies really left among the ponies written about here but not sold. If we get those I don't need to get to year 5. I love a lot of ponies the US had that we didn't, but the ones I want to see as retros are the ones that were in the stories I read as a kid, but not in the stores to buy. Thus far they're meeting that expectation. So long as Brexit doesn't get in the way.

I would like a Powder and a a Sparkler <3. That would probably make me content.

And if the Groom & Style set happens, I won't turn down another Cherries J.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 17, 2019, 10:50:23 PM
It comes to something when the thing that people are getting excited about for G4 are still ponies that have been released before, but either not so much in a particular colour or not so much compared to M6. Real excitement would be something new, but no. In G4, real excitement is a properly coloured Luna and a second version of Minty ;) (In case it isn't clear, it's Hasbro I'm criticising, not the fans waiting for these releases).

I agree with the probables for a next release. I feel like almost all the gaps in my childhood have been filled by Basic Fun so far. Just the 2nd wave of unicorn and pegasus ponies and the baby unicorn and pegasus ponies really left among the ponies written about here but not sold. If we get those I don't need to get to year 5. I love a lot of ponies the US had that we didn't, but the ones I want to see as retros are the ones that were in the stories I read as a kid, but not in the stores to buy. Thus far they're meeting that expectation. So long as Brexit doesn't get in the way.

I would like a Powder and a a Sparkler <3. That would probably make me content.

And if the Groom & Style set happens, I won't turn down another Cherries J.

Haha, yeah. The fact that the most exciting things are just different releases of characters we've gotten before is pretty sad lol. Like I'm super excited that I'll be able to add a properly colored Luna to my collection, and a G4 Minty (I missed out on the one from before) but.... they are just characters we've gotten before...
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 17, 2019, 11:29:49 PM
In G4, real excitement is a properly coloured Luna and a second version of Minty ;) (In case it isn't clear, it's Hasbro I'm criticising, not the fans waiting for these releases).

Throw fakies at me -- but really, that Luna isn't really the right color either.. her color is very vibrant while her tv counterpart is a bit desaturated.

And maybe the lighting is skewing the color, but she looks way more purple then blue.
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Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 17, 2019, 11:37:06 PM
Found on Instagram.  They said they found it on figures.com but I can’t find it there myself.  Mane 6 licensed blind bags “dressed to Impress”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 17, 2019, 11:57:09 PM
Found on Instagram.  They said they found it on figures.com but I can’t find it there myself.  Mane 6 licensed blind bags “dressed to Impress”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm)

If they came as blanks like that I'd love it because then I could paint them to be what I wanted from the get-go instead of having to customize them after the fact.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 18, 2019, 12:05:22 AM
Found on Instagram.  They said they found it on figures.com but I can’t find it there myself.  Mane 6 licensed blind bags “dressed to Impress”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm)

If they came as blanks like that I'd love it because then I could paint them to be what I wanted from the get-go instead of having to customize them after the fact.

Pretty sure they are just sculptures, not a finished product.

They are on this page: https://www.figures.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-new-york-2019-kidrobot/
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 18, 2019, 12:24:02 AM
Freaking out because Kidrobot! High quality vinyls that aren't by Funko! I love these molds, and I'm hoping they stick with them for the MLP lisence (although wouldn't it be neat to see them done by tokiDoki?)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 18, 2019, 12:52:20 AM
Anyone have better pics of the crazy high heels?
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_un9chQAn/
(see second picture)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: BubbleTea on February 18, 2019, 12:59:30 AM
OH MY INSAVDIUBDVISADVIJBSADILJNXKCZJNLKSJDVN. MINTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?

too bad she comes in a huge (probably overpriced) set. I might get this but I'll probs have to get minty on her own.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: achab1984 on February 18, 2019, 02:00:24 AM
I cant wait for those next set of G1 ponies!!!! :)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Bekuno on February 18, 2019, 03:17:05 AM
Yes, bizzaro_toys on Instagram posted they have seen the next wave.  They also just replied to a comment that they promised not to tell but that it isn’t hard to figure out based on the order of progression.

To me that indicates the second set of Uni/Pegs since we have already had Rainbows set two and earth ponies set two.  And most of the molds where already made for the second set of Rainbows. 

But I suppose it could be any of the ponies released in year 2 or 3.

:( Sometimes I feel like we won't really get to the bread and butter of the popular years... :sigh:

What is this world's smallest MLP retro ponies about? I see it on instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_RPacgfQj/
I'm bummed because I won't buy the first 6 ponies...

Oh I know about these! The company is known for just making the "worlds smallest" versions of classic toys. They've done things like care bears, rubiks cubes, magic 8 ball, etc...

It does show there being the original 6 but one image showed Firefly but in the classic pose??



Also saw the seapony bath toys, they're part of the rainbow episode special. Guess they're going to transform into sea ponies for it somehow??


I am actually loving those kidrobot vinyls!! Will have to keep an eye out. Those prototypes look way better than the old funko ones or those weird ones we love fine did a few years ago.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: rtattles on February 18, 2019, 03:38:39 AM
It comes to something when the thing that people are getting excited about for G4 are still ponies that have been released before, but either not so much in a particular colour or not so much compared to M6. Real excitement would be something new, but no. In G4, real excitement is a properly coloured Luna and a second version of Minty ;) (In case it isn't clear, it's Hasbro I'm criticising, not the fans waiting for these releases).

I agree with the probables for a next release. I feel like almost all the gaps in my childhood have been filled by Basic Fun so far. Just the 2nd wave of unicorn and pegasus ponies and the baby unicorn and pegasus ponies really left among the ponies written about here but not sold. If we get those I don't need to get to year 5. I love a lot of ponies the US had that we didn't, but the ones I want to see as retros are the ones that were in the stories I read as a kid, but not in the stores to buy. Thus far they're meeting that expectation. So long as Brexit doesn't get in the way.

I would like a Powder and a a Sparkler <3. That would probably make me content.

And if the Groom & Style set happens, I won't turn down another Cherries J.

I'm holding out for Powder & Sparkler too! For some reason, I have really bad luck with Powder. Either symbols have problems or I end up with a really nice one to have head and body discolouration. As for Sparkler, there is always some flaw with her no matter how close to excellent condition she is.

Personally I feel like the Unicorn & Pegasus Wave 1 set is a must-have, especially for UK collectors, since the set was not released there? While Basic Fun kept the poses the same as the 80s, the way they designed the eyes on the wonky Moondancer pose definitely is a HUGE quality to life change that breathed new life on the pose for me. They made the eyes bigger so it doesn't look like the display side eye is sliding off the face :P I kind of wished they changed the pose a little, especially the congealed butt that looks like a turkey leg. lol  My favourite has to be Twilight. She looks a truer to her cartoon depiction like a brighter shade of pink, opposed to the darker strawberry, and the symbol is pinkish glitter rather than dark purple. 

I look forward to the second set of Rainbow Ponies the most since I am still missing US Confetti & Trickle. I can never have too many Starflowers because I love light blue ponies. Hopefully these won't rust like the 80s ones do.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2019, 03:44:18 AM
I notice Morning Glory, Rosedust and Lily are missing from the group.

What Kidrobot vinyls?

Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: rtattles on February 18, 2019, 03:46:32 AM
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Just in case people missed out on this: license pending - FLUTTER PONIES!!!!! Buying multiples simply for the wings alone is worth it! lol Now I want Wingers too. Yes, those flutter wings YESS!!!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: JazzMatazz on February 18, 2019, 03:51:33 AM
Is that supposed to be Brush Me Beautiful Boutique on the far right of the flutter photo? It's obviously the pretty parlor but it looks pinkish?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2019, 03:53:25 AM
Seapony bath toys

https://www.instagram.com/pony_toy_news/p/Bt_-p-DBxuk/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=cq9p1xricpss

It'd be nice if those were Skystar, Novo, Haven Bay and whats-her-face. Sure hope those don't electrocute anyone in the bath tub.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 18, 2019, 04:19:02 AM
Is that supposed to be Brush Me Beautiful Boutique on the far right of the flutter photo? It's obviously the pretty parlor but it looks pinkish?

The UK parlour was purple, but had turquoise details. I'm not sure why else it'd be purple.

EDIT: I guess it's just something to release Lemon Drop with? Instead of the stable...
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: rtattles on February 18, 2019, 04:21:26 AM
It looks like some hybrid to go along with releasing what looks like Lemon Drop & Brandy on the box. I'll be buying the playset, but not keeping the structure.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 18, 2019, 04:50:19 AM
I notice Morning Glory, Rosedust and Lily are missing from the group.

What Kidrobot vinyls?



https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt_6tjzBC0C/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=jbo4zdirv4cm)

Those
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 18, 2019, 05:09:23 AM
Thanks Bandit. :)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Lilja on February 18, 2019, 08:40:27 AM
Wow! Did not see the Flutters coming out as the next set after the year 3 Rainbows. I guess anything goes from here on out. Now I'm personally hoping for babies and Twinkle Eyes.

A recolored Pretty Parlor was also unexpected. I'm glad they found a way to bring in Lemon Drop. But as others have said, not really sure if I need another Pretty Parlor. Still exciting that we are starting see somewhat "new" stuff that wasn't in the original line.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 18, 2019, 10:12:51 AM
Purple parlour with Lemon Drop?

I don't mind people getting LD though, if that is what will happen. Just for me it's such a weird mishmash release. And I guess it doesn't matter so much over there, but here we had a pony with the purple parlour. And it wasn't that one ;) But it's fine, I don't intend on buying any more parlours and I don't need any more LDs. I'm also not interested in a playset under the wrong name anyhow, so...

Flutters huh. I guess those are the images that people weren't meant to post...

I can't imagine Rosedust isn't part of the set.

And I guess it means the comb at the UK toy fair may well have been a flutter comb after all..??

Not sure how I feel about this. I LOVE Flutters, but the flutter I want is Tropical Breeze, and I don't expect them to do 2 waves. Also, it's a jump forward...and it might mean missing out on other sets. I want Powder's set, the UK never had that. And the earth set on release are never going to be even a mite as important iconically over here as the year 3 earth set was :/

Flutters are really a brave choice though. I dread to think what they've done to the wings to make them more sturdy...and it's all about the wings for me!

My question is, is there anything on the shelf below them? The shelf has Parasol and I think to the one side Moondancer as backdrop. Would that just be empty or are we still missing some intel here? It's clearly not Moondancer's set, as they are to the other side...or is this where the other flutters are standing?

And flutters may come as three packs?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 18, 2019, 12:32:41 PM
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Saw another picture that gave me a clue to the shoes:

https://butrich.com/tienda/?tax-coleccion%5B%5D=548&precio-desde=&precio-hasta=

Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Roogna on February 18, 2019, 01:53:05 PM
soooo some of these things are already in stores...funny how that works (while other things I've gotten on amazon NEVER made it to stores)

I understand releasing an initial set of retro ponies....but I don't understand re-releasing as many of the retro ones as they have ...I bought 1 (blossom) because I wanted 1 (assuming they were doing just the first 6) and I liked her purple color. But I don't need/want to RE-buy ALL the ponies I already have. LOL! That being said, I'll probably buy confetti (and if they ever release glow n show, rock n beats, or boys I would buy them...so I guess everyone has their thing; I just can't see them being popular enough to sustain)

those tiny ones have my curiosity piqued. I want to know how they compare to g1 petites /mommy charms in size, and since I'm a collector of petites I'll probably buy them (plus they won't take up much shelf space lol)

I love that big set with minty (yay minty!) but I do NOT like the balloon heads they seem to give the non-celestia princesses in this g4.5 look....so I'm concerned how bad that Luna will look in person (but I can hope she's not too ballooned)

I want that G3 metallic pony!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Pinkie21 on February 18, 2019, 02:23:15 PM
Okay, the flutter ponies have given me hope that one day we’ll see Big Brothers, too!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Mermaid on February 18, 2019, 03:41:09 PM
I love the retro ponies and will buy ANY pony they throw at me, recycled playset or not. I’m grateful to be able to have something that is somewhat catered to g1 collectors for once, since I’m not heavily into g3-g4 ponies. To me, I’ve been dreaming about these for years and while I’d love new G1 Ponies or different poses, I am just so happy to be able to go to the store, hunt for ponies, feel excited, and still purchase something I love so dearly after so many years.

I’ve been keeping mine all MIB since I have them loose, the packaging is pretty to display!

I’m gonna have to open those flutters though.... I NEED to  press that clam shell button to make those delicate gossamer wings flap again!! Maybe this time they won’t break after a trip around the living room like they did so many years ago on Christmas morning.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Foxtale on February 18, 2019, 08:04:39 PM

I’ve been keeping mine all MIB since I have them loose, the packaging is pretty to display!

I’m gonna have to open those flutters though.... I NEED to  press that clam shell button to make those delicate gossamer wings flap again!! Maybe this time they won’t break after a trip around the living room like they did so many years ago on Christmas morning.

This! I'm going to have to buy at least two sets of those. I've been keeping mind MIB but I love the idea of having real winged Flutters.

I should have told them to just sell the wings... I would buy a whole pack of just wings for my ponies XD
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 19, 2019, 02:11:26 AM
These shoes!  :rofl:

https://youtu.be/e4Fi41DyGkc (https://youtu.be/e4Fi41DyGkc)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Mermaid on February 19, 2019, 06:00:32 AM

I’ve been keeping mine all MIB since I have them loose, the packaging is pretty to display!

I’m gonna have to open those flutters though.... I NEED to  press that clam shell button to make those delicate gossamer wings flap again!! Maybe this time they won’t break after a trip around the living room like they did so many years ago on Christmas morning.

This! I'm going to have to buy at least two sets of those. I've been keeping mind MIB but I love the idea of having real winged Flutters.

I should have told them to just sell the wings... I would buy a whole pack of just wings for my ponies XD

I agree! I’d buy up so many packs of wings! I just love flutter wings so much! Here’s hoping that they fit old flutters too! I’ve got a Hollywood who is dying to take flight again!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 19, 2019, 10:12:37 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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give me flutters, hell give me dat purple parlour with Lemon drop i don't care......... is that legit though lemon drop?? really?? i wonder what brandy will look like, another strawberry shortcake pet :P

world's smallest mlp's, new retro's. I'm so happy right now  :biggrin:

Happy happy
Joy joy
Happy happy
Joy joy
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sailorstitch on February 19, 2019, 10:44:49 PM
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Just in case people missed out on this: license pending - FLUTTER PONIES!!!!! Buying multiples simply for the wings alone is worth it! lol Now I want Wingers too. Yes, those flutter wings YESS!!!

I didn't expect them to do Flutters. I could be tempted by them, but I much prefer the second more brightly colored set. Although the purple one (Forget Me Not???) is one of my childhood ponies. I may get her.

It would be nice if that they made more of the sets that are prone to condition issues. Seaponies are popular and many were lost to mold. Ponies that are prone to regrind is another. I'd love to have a Cloud Puff that isn't slowly turning from purple to hot pink. So Soft ponies with plush flocking. Magic Message ponies. Rain Curl ponies with perfect curls. Precocious Pockets ponies with their pockets intact. The rare mail orders would be nice, but I'm honestly not expecting them to remake Rapunzel.

I just wish these retro ponies were more wildly distributed. We only have Wal-Mart here in town. There's a Meijer in the next town over that carries them, but they only have the original 6. I haven't been to Target in months. Last time I was there I was able to get Moonstone, but I really wanted Windy and Starshine.  :huh:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Galactica on February 19, 2019, 10:57:51 PM
So if they are kinda going in order- (I say kinda as they apparently are going to skip sea ponies)

what will be next? 

Baby Ponies and Megan and Sundance came next right? (in terms of big popular nostalgia items)

I am excited for baby ponies but don't care too much about Megan and Sundance, I always thought the dolls looked a little odd, lol
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Magicharp on February 20, 2019, 12:46:17 AM
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Just in case people missed out on this: license pending - FLUTTER PONIES!!!!! Buying multiples simply for the wings alone is worth it! lol Now I want Wingers too. Yes, those flutter wings YESS!!!

That one pony with purple hair and what appears to be a dog on the purple Pretty Parlor playset on the far right. Look at it real close on the side of the photo. Isn't that Lemon Drop and Brandy on the side of the purple pretty parlor playset?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 20, 2019, 12:53:20 AM
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Lemon Drop and Brandy, OH YEAH!

Brandy is in a SSC pose, for Pupcake.  Fine by me, that begging pose is super cute!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ponyfan on February 20, 2019, 01:03:43 AM
I’m wondering if the purple Pretty Parlor with Lemon Drop could be a mock up (not sure if that’s the right word) instead of the final product? Why would they release Lemon Drop with a purple Pretty Parlor instead of the Show Stable mold unless they might still be working on it?

I was hoping we’d see sea ponies also but I’m happy to see flutters. :)

Ponyfan
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Magicharp on February 20, 2019, 01:04:51 AM
GASP!!!!! :dropjaw: MUST HAVE!!!!!!  :dribble: :dribble: :dribble:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: SailorBrite on February 20, 2019, 01:37:14 AM
So if they are kinda going in order- (I say kinda as they apparently are going to skip sea ponies)

what will be next? 

Baby Ponies and Megan and Sundance came next right? (in terms of big popular nostalgia items)

I am excited for baby ponies but don't care too much about Megan and Sundance, I always thought the dolls looked a little odd, lol

I had TAF Megan & Sundance but I never got Molly and Baby Sundance and I would jump at the chance to have an affordable set.

I love Baby Glory and Baby Lickety Split (my first 2 babies) enough that I would buy repros.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sunset on February 20, 2019, 04:03:53 AM
I found a video showing off Hasbro’s mlp booth.

https://youtu.be/YK4rWK7tP4o (https://youtu.be/YK4rWK7tP4o)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 20, 2019, 05:38:07 AM
I found a video showing off Hasbro’s mlp booth.

https://youtu.be/YK4rWK7tP4o (https://youtu.be/YK4rWK7tP4o)

"Confetti falls out, not glitter. Hasbro likes you. They know that you don't want glitter in your house"

I... I don't want confetti in my house either, though.

Found a bit of confetti in my bed two days ago and I haven't even bought a Cutie Mark Crew in nearly a month.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2019, 07:13:18 AM
So if they are kinda going in order- (I say kinda as they apparently are going to skip sea ponies)

what will be next? 

Baby Ponies and Megan and Sundance came next right? (in terms of big popular nostalgia items)

I am excited for baby ponies but don't care too much about Megan and Sundance, I always thought the dolls looked a little odd, lol

I had TAF Megan & Sundance but I never got Molly and Baby Sundance and I would jump at the chance to have an affordable set.

I love Baby Glory and Baby Lickety Split (my first 2 babies) enough that I would buy repros.

I can see M&S happening, but I probably wouldn't buy them. I don't really like Megan, Sundance is common enough here to have a small army if you let your guard down...and well, Megan'll probably be wearing the Dressed like a Dream US dress...which is fine and all, but doesn't have any nostalgia for me. I avoided M&S when they were out as a kid, so I wouldn't buy them as retros. Also, with the tendency to use SS moulds for the pets so far, I rather dread what Megan would look like. The only way I would be induced to buy it is probably if it came with additional outfits...that fit the original dolls.

The baby ponies, yeah. I probably would. But I feel like missing out Powder's set would be sad. Only because we never got them in 1985-6ish, and I would like to see them here now.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Noasar on February 20, 2019, 08:58:12 AM
I found a video showing off Hasbro’s mlp booth.

https://youtu.be/YK4rWK7tP4o (https://youtu.be/YK4rWK7tP4o)

‘Princess Celestria!’. I love this guy! I’m actually warming to the new G4.5 line, they’re much more expressive.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Lilja on February 20, 2019, 01:57:10 PM
I can see M&S happening, but I probably wouldn't buy them. I don't really like Megan, Sundance is common enough here to have a small army if you let your guard down...and well, Megan'll probably be wearing the Dressed like a Dream US dress...which is fine and all, but doesn't have any nostalgia for me. I avoided M&S when they were out as a kid, so I wouldn't buy them as retros. Also, with the tendency to use SS moulds for the pets so far, I rather dread what Megan would look like. The only way I would be induced to buy it is probably if it came with additional outfits...that fit the original dolls.

I think they could get away with using different molds for Twinkles and Brandy since they are such small, generic cat/dog figures. But for Megan it would look very off if they used a completely different doll (I can imagine them giving her a different cheaper-to-produce body though). I can see them making several versions of her in different Megan & Pony Wear outfits (sadly don't think they'd sell them separately). If that happens hopefully they can pair her with other ponies than just Sundance, like playset ponies or others that they wouldn't have included otherwise.

I think the year 3 earth and unicorn/pegasi sets still have a high possibility of seeing release if the line continues to do well (after all, they already have the molds for most them ready). But most of all I'm anxious for them to start making baby ponies. Need to start saving up money quick the moment those get confirmed.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 20, 2019, 03:39:26 PM
I do not want Megan. Dolls aren't for me, thanks! I do hope they do Seaponies though!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on February 20, 2019, 05:22:34 PM
So after 30+ years working at the show stable, Lemon Drop quit and got a new job. (LOL)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: nessa16 on February 20, 2019, 06:15:59 PM
So after 30+ years working at the show stable, Lemon Drop quit and got a new job. (LOL)
Haha
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2019, 07:17:20 PM
So after 30+ years working at the show stable, Lemon Drop quit and got a new job. (LOL)

Well, you know. Overheads and all. These are hard economic times. ;) Especially when you haven't had a proper publicity profile in three decades or so...
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: glitterball on February 20, 2019, 07:28:24 PM
So after 30+ years working at the show stable, Lemon Drop quit and got a new job. (LOL)

Well, you know. Overheads and all. These are hard economic times. ;) Especially when you haven't had a proper publicity profile in three decades or so...

I blame Brexit...  :P
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Foxtale on February 20, 2019, 07:44:07 PM
So after 30+ years working at the show stable, Lemon Drop quit and got a new job. (LOL)

Well, you know. Overheads and all. These are hard economic times. ;) Especially when you haven't had a proper publicity profile in three decades or so...

I blame Brexit...  :P

You guys I'm dying laughing over these! XD Poor Lemon Drop
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sweet Stuff on February 20, 2019, 08:03:02 PM
*runs in* -inty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Mint- *runs out*
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I'm so happy about Luna.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 20, 2019, 08:26:21 PM
So after 30+ years working at the show stable, Lemon Drop quit and got a new job. (LOL)

Well, you know. Overheads and all. These are hard economic times. ;) Especially when you haven't had a proper publicity profile in three decades or so...

I blame Brexit...  :P

 :iconclap: :haha:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on February 21, 2019, 12:32:56 AM
*runs in* -inty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Minty Mint- *runs out*
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I'm so happy about Luna.
Ugh WHY do they have to put her in a pack like that? How much do those sets normally retail for?

looks like they did mold swaps for the winged ponies and a new-ish pose for earth/unicorn?
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I wonder if they will add some 'shimmer' to the wings?
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Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: achab1984 on February 21, 2019, 12:46:20 AM
Are the Flutter ponies really coming out?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 21, 2019, 01:14:14 AM
Are the Flutter ponies really coming out?

We don't know yet, it was posted in the 35th anniversary thread that they will only be produced if retailers pick them up.

Ugh WHY do they have to put her in a pack like that? How much do those sets normally retail for?

The TRU 12-pack for the Movie was $60, so $5 per pony (same price as a single pony). This set has 10 ponies plus Spike. Though, Celestia, Luna, and Cadance are a bit bigger than normal ponies, so I think even though it's less figures (11) compared to the TRU set, I think the price will probably be $60 for this as well.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 21, 2019, 01:24:54 AM
those flutter wings look as tough as nails and built to last :lol: bridge direct sure are listening aren't they.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Jocelyn on February 21, 2019, 02:55:46 AM
looks like they did mold swaps for the winged ponies and a new-ish pose for earth/unicorn?
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Wow, I think this is the first time in a LONG time I want another mane six pony. That Rarity looks great! They finally started printing her and Twilight's eyes in a way that doesn't look weird, too.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: legodrew on February 21, 2019, 05:33:03 AM
But that Rainbow Dash has incorrect wings, those are from Twilight, are bigger princess wings, do anyone at Hasbro cares about continuity and character designs?
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 21, 2019, 06:00:13 AM
But that Rainbow Dash has incorrect wings, those are from Twilight, are bigger princess wings, do anyone at Hasbro cares about continuity and character designs?

Oh geez I somehow didn't notice before you pointed it out. Now it really bugs me haha.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 21, 2019, 08:38:29 AM
those flutter wings look as tough as nails and built to last :lol: bridge direct sure are listening aren't they.

But that's the problem as well. Flutters are a risky choice of retro because getting the wings so they don't break but don't disappoint is going to be a challenge.

I am also concerned about whether they will have the right sparkle. There is an irridescence to the original wings which, as I mentioned before, is easily dulled by layers of dust, discolouration...and perhaps overly thick reproduction :/ While I absolutely accept the flutters could not be rereleased with wings as flimsy as those we grew up with, I would still rather they didn't make the set than compromised on the delicacy and beauty of the set's main feature.

How you do that I don't know, I'm not the manufacturer. I just think it's a gamble.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: glitterball on February 21, 2019, 09:29:54 AM
those flutter wings look as tough as nails and built to last :lol: bridge direct sure are listening aren't they.

But that's the problem as well. Flutters are a risky choice of retro because getting the wings so they don't break but don't disappoint is going to be a challenge.

I am also concerned about whether they will have the right sparkle. There is an irridescence to the original wings which, as I mentioned before, is easily dulled by layers of dust, discolouration...and perhaps overly thick reproduction :/ While I absolutely accept the flutters could not be rereleased with wings as flimsy as those we grew up with, I would still rather they didn't make the set than compromised on the delicacy and beauty of the set's main feature.

How you do that I don't know, I'm not the manufacturer. I just think it's a gamble.

I shouldn't worry, if they do make them, I'm sure they will dazzle.

Have you walked into places like Smiggle where even their mermaid themed notebooks have that ultra-shiny Aurora Borealis (AB) plastic on them?

I'm confident that they have the resources to make them both strong, playable and shiny  :biggrin:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 21, 2019, 10:24:14 AM
They went straight for the flutter ponies  :heart: :heart: :heart: :party:!!! All bets are off, anything can happen now! Exciting times lol  :frolic:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: SailorBrite on February 21, 2019, 10:06:11 PM
I agree on the confetti bombs...I don’t like them either. I try to open them over a plastic shopping bag.

I wish the Flutter Ponies included Rosedust. I know she wasn’t along until year 4 of the Flutter Ponies, but I had a canteen with Rosedust but never had her as a pony.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Galactica on February 21, 2019, 10:08:52 PM
I can see why they'd skip sea ponies in favor of flutter ponies- maybe they didn't have as wide of appeal or there were issues with packaging or cost of production (like the shells?)

I'm sure that is why they are skipping the larger play sets, they probably decided it was unlikely stores would pick up something so large solely for nostalgia

I do hope they jump to baby ponies next!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on February 22, 2019, 01:36:34 AM
I can see why they'd skip sea ponies in favor of flutter ponies- maybe they didn't have as wide of appeal or there were issues with packaging or cost of production (like the shells?)

I'm sure that is why they are skipping the larger play sets, they probably decided it was unlikely stores would pick up something so large solely for nostalgia

I do hope they jump to baby ponies next!

And it's possible they're using Flutters to see if there's any interest in the "gimmick" pony lines (I couldn't think of how else to describe them--non-mainstream?-- The Not Earth, Pegasus, or Unicorn lines? :shrug:).  So maybe they'll come back to Sea Ponies later.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 22, 2019, 02:27:55 AM
do you think there is a possibility lemon drop might be a test run too so may not make it into production?

I would love to see them do sprinkles and go by the box prototype so she will be blue with blue hair :D
and if they don't do the big playsets they could do a box set of playset ponies like lemon drop, majesty, sprinkles etc..
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ponyfan on February 22, 2019, 02:55:11 AM
do you think there is a possibility lemon drop might be a test run too so may not make it into production?

I would love to see them do sprinkles and go by the box prototype so she will be blue with blue hair :D
and if they don't do the big playsets they could do a box set of playset ponies like lemon drop, majesty, sprinkles etc..

I also think Lemon Drop might be a test run and that if she is produced in large numbers they might use the Show Stable for the final product  instead of the purple Pretty Parlor.

My Target store has several of the Pretty Parlors with Peachy in stock. They were overstocked around Christmas and 5 or 6 are usually always on the shelves. If Lemon Drop is issued with a purple Pretty Parlor I won’t be adding her to my Basic Fun ponies since I already have a G1 Lemon Drop and the Basic Fun Pretty Parlor and Peachy.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on February 22, 2019, 04:40:26 AM
The Pretty Parlor has been a shelf warmer at my store as well. I mean...I do want a Lemon Drop, but I'll have to see if my Target will consider getting what is essentially a different skin of a not-well-selling product.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 22, 2019, 11:12:20 AM
A show stable would be cool, yes! I do wish they would change things up a bit though; I don't mind there being only one pose for flutters, but a Rosedust in the walking pose would be amazing. In general, characters in a pose different from the original one. But, not complaining here, just hoping.

Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Shaiyeh on February 22, 2019, 01:17:49 PM
This year is going to be crazy for me, first a new Minty, and now a Lemon Drop!!! O: I really hope she'll be available in Sweden. My army needs her. <3
Also, excited to see flutters :D
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Zapper on February 22, 2019, 06:39:34 PM
There was a time when anything Minty could rope me in but... not in an expensive set with molds I still dislike.
Her symbol can't be seen in that pack because they always put them on one side. So I'd laugh if this was just a trick, you buy the set and oops she has the wrong symbol :lol:

More classic G1s is great news because now Sparkler and Gusty aren't far away anymore. I just need a bright Sparkler and Gusty. No greying and no yellowing. Give it to me, Hasbroken!

These mini EqGs looked better before. I still adore the one I have.
I'd be happy about brushable CMCs if they were anywhere to be found around here.
I would have to drive to a huge TRU about an hour from me because the smaller stores usually don't carry new MLP stuff anymore.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sora on February 22, 2019, 06:41:27 PM
Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
Yesss. I want a Sweet Stuff re-release so bad :lovey:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 22, 2019, 07:27:43 PM
Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
Yesss. I want a Sweet Stuff re-release so bad :lovey:

Sweet Stuff, Gingerbread, Locket and Quackers.  :frolic:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Zapper on February 22, 2019, 07:36:54 PM
Mimic and Brighteyes :cool: Imagine the scalpers.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 22, 2019, 07:49:36 PM
I agree on the confetti bombs...I don’t like them either. I try to open them over a plastic shopping bag.

I wish the Flutter Ponies included Rosedust. I know she wasn’t along until year 4 of the Flutter Ponies, but I had a canteen with Rosedust but never had her as a pony.

Rosedust was sold in both years of the flutter release in most all countries that had flutters. Flutters themselves didn't appear till "Year 4" if you go by the US timeline (1985 or 1986 for those of us not in the US xD) so the ones on the display are from Rosedust's set. I think it's just that was the pose and set of ponies they had.

I would be surprised if they didn't make Rosedust. I have never been that keen on her, but from the number of doubles I've had over the years, I think my view is a minority and she'd be heavily in demand...

Masquerade and Fizzy would be enough for me. Don't want Sweetie, don't like the US name ;)

Mimic, Quackers, Bright Eyes are beautiful. But they have no nostalgia for me...Tic Tac TOe and Locket, on the other hand? Bring them on.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: nessa16 on February 22, 2019, 08:07:09 PM
I wish the Flutter Ponies included Rosedust. I know she wasn’t along until year 4 of the Flutter Ponies, but I had a canteen with Rosedust but never had her as a pony.
I still want this canteen, and the Princess Tiffany one!  I want Rosedust too!  She's my favorite, and the queen. 

I do want Lemon Drop because mine has saddle sores but I do not want multiple Pretty Parlors.  I am tempted to get one for my daughter for when she is older along with a few select other ponies.  Or maybe I will give her LD's Pretty Parlor and keep LD for myself lol.  That might work.  I want to get her a playset to play with but do not want a million PPs or Peachys hanging around for that matter.  Peachy is a dime a dozen from the 80s already.  I only got the PP for myself because mine is broken and I never had it as a kid.  I have never had interest in getting the Brush Me Beautiful Boutique or G1 LPS parlor because it is not my favorite playset.  I was never into doing hair, mine or ponies so it did not really interest me.  The only reason I got it for G2 MLP is because the US had so few G2s released and I like Ivy.

I would love to see TEs, TAFs, and baby ponies.  I am really wanting babies.  I would love there to be a Lullabye Nursery from BF, especially for my daughter.  I think PE would be too big/much but the nursery is still my favorite playset along with the Baby Bonnet School of Dance.  I still think they should get with Ruth Bush and make the Flutter Hideaway playset if they make the Flutter Ponies.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: SailorBrite on February 22, 2019, 10:21:31 PM
I feel you Nessa, I looked at eBay and there was one Rosedust canteen and they wanted $50 for it. :( pretty sure mine got donated a long time ago.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 23, 2019, 12:18:05 AM
I feel you Nessa, I looked at eBay and there was one Rosedust canteen and they wanted $50 for it. :( pretty sure mine got donated a long time ago.

Ouch! :(
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on February 23, 2019, 11:01:18 AM
Also, the thought of mint twinkle eye ponies with unscratched eyes *drools*
Yesss. I want a Sweet Stuff re-release so bad :lovey:

Sweet Stuff, Gingerbread, Locket and Quackers.  :frolic:

My all-time favorite pose is Fizzy's, so I'm lighting candles all over the place for a Fizzy, Galaxy, Speedy (and why not a Mimic in that pose..? Or Gingerbread as a unicorn, that would be fantastic; she has such a bright color scheme!)  :lovey:
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 23, 2019, 05:14:00 PM
Fizzy is my favorite too, but I already have one.

The answer to why not a Gingerbread unicorn is simple. These are reproductions, not prototypes,  customs or nirvanas.  :)

Argie Gingie sure is gorgeous though! It would be neat for them to make ones that appeared in other countries.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: nessa16 on February 23, 2019, 10:22:12 PM
I feel you Nessa, I looked at eBay and there was one Rosedust canteen and they wanted $50 for it. :( pretty sure mine got donated a long time ago.
I saw both for sale on eBay a couple years ago together for like $35 but I kept hemming and hawing about paying that much and then they were gone. Really regret that now.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Squirtsquirt on February 24, 2019, 08:03:32 PM
I am enjoying all these retro re-releases, but....

QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY!!!

I've passed up so many of the ones out now because the color is off, the paint is bad, the hair looks awful...it goes on and on.  I shutter to think that atrocities will happen with the flutters, if they do make them...

I still love seeing them, though.  Brings back memories, seeing ponies MIP in the toy aisle... :)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on February 24, 2019, 08:20:43 PM
Aside from the discolored scented rainbows, the quality is really good Squirt. The hair is silky n thick, the plastic, while a tad harder is nice, the eyes look good, the glitter is good.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Taffeta on February 24, 2019, 09:30:55 PM
Beauty - and perfection - is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

I don't have any issues with the ones I have either. None of my rainbows are discoloured (yet - I have Windy boxed and Windy, Parasol and Moonstone loose). My CPs are more beautiful than the originals which are tired and worn now, bless them.

I can't comment on the rest as we don't have them yet. But even if there are imperfections, so long as we get them, I will be happy. :)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 24, 2019, 10:19:40 PM
I think it's a "grass is always greener" thing.  A certain percentage of any mass-produced toy is going to have flaws . . . It happened with G1s too.  I used to have a MOC Beach Ball and her symbol paint was very rough looking and she had black marks across her back.  And I have a Princess Royal Blue where half of the black part of her eye is covered with a big splotch of blue paint.

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It's easy to overlook how many G1 ponies had little flaws because, as collectors, we can pass over the 'imperfect' ones on eBay or wherever.   Personally I think the quality of the Basic Fun ponies is great. :)
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: banditpony on February 25, 2019, 12:15:38 AM
I am enjoying all these retro re-releases, but....

QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALITY!!!

I've passed up so many of the ones out now because the color is off, the paint is bad, the hair looks awful...it goes on and on.  I shutter to think that atrocities will happen with the flutters, if they do make them...

Eh?
Do you not like the colors, or are you speaking of the discoloration. They aren't going to be 100% duplicates of the past, but honestly they are higher quality (compared to the current MLP line).

I guess I'm thrown off by your comment calling out hair, as I think the hair is really nice. It's not thin, and it's colorful, and it feels fine. (It might need to be styled, but that's not really a big deal).
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Ragamuffin on February 25, 2019, 12:20:05 AM
I have the scented Moonstone, who is supposedly the worst of the bunch, but mine doesn't look that bad! She doesn't look yellowed to me. I haven't had any issues with my repros, actually.

Moonstone doesn't smell that much either. But maybe that's just me. :P Or is it everyone else who has a sensitive sense of smell? I haven't been able to smell her unless I go up to her directly.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on February 25, 2019, 06:24:46 AM
So far, so good my scented ponies are fine and looking good. Really want to debox Sky Dancer but am afraid I won't find another to have MIB. And I really don't want to pay prices on eBay. The trials of a collector. :p
Some scents I'm fine with it's just a case of smelling anything if I can before I buy. Ignore the guy in the candle section snuffling the selection. I've saved myself from some truly horrific scents in my home.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: FiddlePhan on February 25, 2019, 07:45:36 AM
Does the plastic of the flutter wings seem to be plain translucent instead of the borealis finish the originals had?   I'm not worried if the wings are the same breakable material as the originals since these ones would be for collecting rather than me playing with them, their wings will be very safe.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on February 25, 2019, 12:24:45 PM
Does the plastic of the flutter wings seem to be plain translucent instead of the borealis finish the originals had?   I'm not worried if the wings are the same breakable material as the originals since these ones would be for collecting rather than me playing with them, their wings will be very safe.
They do seem to be translucent but I'm fine with that as I would rather not have the wings break in a move or accidental fall. They may not be the final product either.
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: LadyMoondancer on February 25, 2019, 04:26:41 PM
IIRC Basic Fun said the current wings are prototypes and they hope to have the pearly finish if they do them "for real."
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Galactica on February 25, 2019, 08:03:20 PM
IIRC Basic Fun said the current wings are prototypes and they hope to have the pearly finish if they do them "for real."

Excellent!
Title: Re: NY toy fair - February 2019
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 13, 2019, 02:31:57 AM
IIRC Basic Fun said the current wings are prototypes and they hope to have the pearly finish if they do them "for real."

As long as they're sturdy, I'm happy..