The MLP Arena

Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 01:41:56 PM

Title: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 01:41:56 PM
Sister and I were heading through Birmingham nst earlier and on a whim went into John Lewis.

We both didn't expect ponies.

We were wrong.

They had 2 tickles, a confetti and a trickles. They now don't :D

Uk people keep an eye on john lewis. It seems like rainbow shipments may already be changing.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (Trickles image courtesy of sister xD)

..The box art on the back is interesting and seems to have abandoned the idea of showing them in their poses??
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


I am pretty sure these are US imports but there is a K'NEX UK label stuck on the bottom xD. Maybe this will also mean them showing up in Europe too soon?

Think the receipt code is the same as set 1. Price was too.

They are here!!

Edit to add: Till receipt code says S 78522002 Character Toy. I have no idea if that means anything to anyone, but that's what it says. I can't remember what the last set were or if that is the same code.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros!
Post by: glitterball on March 14, 2019, 02:52:37 PM
 :shocked: omg omg omg!!! At last!!!
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros!
Post by: bladed on March 14, 2019, 03:41:16 PM
*runs to john lewis* hmm i wonder if i can convince someone to take me there XD (not being able to drive is rough) anyone here up for a shopping trip?? :P
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros!
Post by: Sora on March 14, 2019, 03:42:38 PM
Tfw you were in John Lewis just two days ago but didn't bother to check the pony aisle  :yikes:
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros!
Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 03:55:35 PM
If it is any consolation these are not in either her or my local jl yet. And we only went in the one at new st on a whim...

I suspect they just get orders of rainbows so we may see a mix of set 1 and 2 for a bit. We didn't see Flutterbye but I assume we will have her as well. But no unicorns yet of course.

Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Strawberrysweets on March 14, 2019, 05:39:13 PM
Already spotted the earth ponies, Applejack & Bowtie, in some Norwegian stores.
Big hopes y3 comes here too.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 05:46:52 PM
Already spotted the earth ponies, Applejack & Bowtie, in some Norwegian stores.
Big hopes y3 comes here too.
That's good news too :D It means they're definitely ALL headed towards our part of the world :D

...But I still want Medley :/
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Ponyfan on March 14, 2019, 05:47:05 PM
Congrats :cheer: They're really pretty and I love the box art. :lovey:



Ponyfan
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: glitterball on March 14, 2019, 07:46:20 PM
Already spotted the earth ponies, Applejack & Bowtie, in some Norwegian stores.
Big hopes y3 comes here too.
That's good news too :D It means they're definitely ALL headed towards our part of the world :D

...But I still want Medley :/

Yay for Norway!

And Taffeta, you MUST capture the moment when you find Medley here - take photos of the store shelving when you do! You have talked about it for so long, it will be worth the effort!  :lol: :P
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 07:58:43 PM
Already spotted the earth ponies, Applejack & Bowtie, in some Norwegian stores.
Big hopes y3 comes here too.
That's good news too :D It means they're definitely ALL headed towards our part of the world :D

...But I still want Medley :/

Yay for Norway!

And Taffeta, you MUST capture the moment when you find Medley here - take photos of the store shelving when you do! You have talked about it for so long, it will be worth the effort!  :lol: :P

What if they skip Medley's set though??? O.O
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Noasar on March 14, 2019, 08:00:00 PM
Brilliant! I’ll be looking in JL at the weekend.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: glitterball on March 14, 2019, 08:40:31 PM
What if they skip Medley's set though??? O.O

No! Don't say that!!  :yikes:
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 14, 2019, 09:08:39 PM
Amazing news, Taffeta!!  How exciting!

In the 80s this was actually a set of 10 ponies, with four add-ons from the previous year like Parasol, Starshine etc.  I wonder if that is related to them deciding not to use the old box art this time?  Like maybe they couldn't crop out the 'extra' Rainbow ponies without it looking awkward?  I dunno, just spitballing.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 14, 2019, 09:42:09 PM
@LM now you mention it that is true. There are ten on the cards I have for that set. Maybe that is the reason. Or maybe it is to make sure Starflower has the right symbol...

It does look like it is based on something though...real poses but not their poses??
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: shabbychicdee on March 15, 2019, 01:35:43 AM
oh well done, big congrats, so happy for you. so what is showing up and has showed up in the UK so far with the retro's/35th ?

still nothing here yet other then 4 rainbows from yr 2 from cotton on :sad: still trying to keep positive.

have these showed up in the states yet? any chance of a picture on the insert in the box? :D
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: freezestime on March 15, 2019, 02:39:20 AM
oh well done, big congrats, so happy for you. so what is showing up and has showed up in the UK so far with the retro's/35th ?

still nothing here yet other then 4 rainbows from yr 2 from cotton on :sad: still trying to keep positive.

have these showed up in the states yet? any chance of a picture on the insert in the box? :D

Strange, Cotton On in Australia hasn't stocked them in shop or online in a long time (I can't even recall when I did see them in store, maybe final year of high school or first year at Tafe?)
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 15, 2019, 08:57:21 AM
oh well done, big congrats, so happy for you. so what is showing up and has showed up in the UK so far with the retro's/35th ?


I think they are in the US already but I think they're just coming out there? US folks?

The UK thus far has had lots of collector ponies, a smaller number of scented Rainbow Ponies and this is I think the first time any of the other waves have been found here though I sincerely hope it means we'll see the others as well now. Peachy and her parlour are also out now - I haven't seen this in stores yet but it is on Amazon, and it's on John Lewis' website, also Entertainer's site as well, and I know some folk already have it. The CP set were not originally going to be sold here, but they are actually more widely sold than the Rainbows seem to be. I think a lot of folk are still having trouble finding the first set Rainbows in stores, which is why this find was so unexpected. By contrast, the CP set are in Entertainer, Argos, Toymaster, John Lewis and Smyths :/

We also have the CP mashems here although not in many stores at the moment. I have only seen these in one store here but apparently they are showing up in Tesco.

The inlay for the box for these is the same as that for the previous I think. It has Windy and the adult sea ponies etc - the art from the old insert that was used for the first set Rainbows.

Don't give up faith that they are coming to you too - remember wave 1 took a while! Also here in the UK the sets are coming out in a funny order. We had the rainbows first and then the collector ponies. Now the Rainbows again before any of the others. It may well be that now these Rainbows are showing up in the US and here, they'll also show in other places too.

Glory's set were shown at the toy fair in London in Jan alongside the Peachy parlour and the y3 Rainbows. Since those two things have now been found in the UK, I strongly hope to see Glory's set arriving soon as well. I figure if AJ and Bow Tie are showing up in Norway it means we will see them here too, though...so...yeah. I really hope we're getting Glory's set next.

I actually think that what is happening is that they have all the same code and so the store in Birmingham may have just been sent whatever Rainbows were in the warehouse. The thing that reassures me this wasn't a mistake is that there's the address label for KNEX UK on the bottom of each box - it proves they came into this country deliberately!

My sister was super excited to see these yesterday as she hasn't managed to find any retros anywhere in stores. And I know that JL in Brum didn't have retros when my parents were last there as they checked. So people who have not seen ponies in JL yet may well find them now. Naynie was all for raiding the back room because she really wants Pinwheel, but I told her that Pinwheel and Starflower won't be around till June.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: shabbychicdee on March 15, 2019, 09:06:52 AM
oh well done, big congrats, so happy for you. so what is showing up and has showed up in the UK so far with the retro's/35th ?

still nothing here yet other then 4 rainbows from yr 2 from cotton on :sad: still trying to keep positive.

have these showed up in the states yet? any chance of a picture on the insert in the box? :D

Strange, Cotton On in Australia hasn't stocked them in shop or online in a long time (I can't even recall when I did see them in store, maybe final year of high school or first year at Tafe?)
i think they were just a christmas time thing only, they went nuts with all their mlp and transformer merchandise pre christmas then it all stop after.

Post Merge: March 15, 2019, 09:13:50 AM

@ Taffeta; huh how come star flower and pim wheel are that much after and not wit the set? so so random
yeah fingers crossed for glory set
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 15, 2019, 09:19:40 AM
I am not sure anyone really knows why, although there were some suggestions maybe they had issues with the pose? It does seem weird to me too. But eh. I don't expect ponies to make sense.

Especially not here.

I had assumed we would get a complete set in June since June was the date I was given for these ponies to come out in the UK. But apparently not.

I found it interesting there were 2 Tickles. It makes me think that was all they had although there was no shelf space for more than four ponies. I figure if they'd had Flutterbye, she would've been there rather than 2 of the same pony, so they must've sold her. But my question really is who is the other one that's 2 to a box? Clearly Tickle is because you know, purple (-.-) but if there's no Pinwheel or Starflower yet, does anyone know who the other one is likely to be?
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Sunset on March 16, 2019, 02:48:49 AM
I am not sure anyone really knows why, although there were some suggestions maybe they had issues with the pose? It does seem weird to me too. But eh. I don't expect ponies to make sense.

Especially not here.

I had assumed we would get a complete set in June since June was the date I was given for these ponies to come out in the UK. But apparently not.

I found it interesting there were 2 Tickles. It makes me think that was all they had although there was no shelf space for more than four ponies. I figure if they'd had Flutterbye, she would've been there rather than 2 of the same pony, so they must've sold her. But my question really is who is the other one that's 2 to a box? Clearly Tickle is because you know, purple (-.-) but if there's no Pinwheel or Starflower yet, does anyone know who the other one is likely to be?


There were 2 Confetti's at my store.  Makes sense, the two doubles are the purple pony and the white pony.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2019, 07:46:18 AM
I guess that makes sense...
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: LadyMoondancer on March 16, 2019, 02:37:37 PM

..The box art on the back is interesting and seems to have abandoned the idea of showing them in their poses??
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Is it just me or do they have the Year 2 Rainbow pony mane colors on the back of the box?  I'm not hatin', I just think it's funny.  :P

Part of me hopes they correct it halfway through the run to keep their wide range of box variants going.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2019, 02:47:18 PM
Haha, they so do! I knew there was something off. And after they went to the trouble of getting Starflower's symbol right as well!

The box variations for the earlier waves are insane. I really wonder if they've got it standardised now though. I find it interesting that I haven't seen any in stores in the UK in the bilingual boxes that have been found elsewhere, but those are still ones you can get from amazon o.O. Though maybe they've got over themselves because these just have a white label on the bottom saying K'NEX UK ltd and an address, rather than printing a whole new box to reflect a UK release. The earlier ones didn't have a label like that...but they were still US boxes.

I just deboxed Confetti because I was worried about her tail ribbon staining her body. She has better behaved hair than Tickle. I am still kind of reeling at the weird sensation of finding this set in the UK. Confetti maybe less than Trickles and Tickle, because we had a version, but I just wonder what I would have done at age 4 or 5 if I had walked into a store and seen these guys then.

Can't wait to find Medley's set. I have genuine hope now that it can happen - that after more than 30 years these guys can finally be there for kids to buy. And I really hope kids DO buy them, because frankly the unis, pegs and the y3 rainbows are some of the nicest early ponies.

Really hope that these are gonna be found in other UK places soon too. And Flutterbye..
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on March 16, 2019, 03:20:47 PM
UNNNNNNNGHHHHHHHH I want to find these in Canadaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Ponyfan on March 16, 2019, 07:23:45 PM
No 2nd set of Rainbows or Earth ponies at my 2 Targets. I'm starting to think that my area won't put them out since the Collector ponies have stopped selling.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2019, 08:04:44 PM
Requested I post pics. I have some more since deboxing Fetti but not on the PC yet so most of these are Tickle related.

The sensible photos.
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
The less sensible photos.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: glitterball on March 16, 2019, 08:08:06 PM
*waves "hello" to Tickle + Confetti*

:squee:
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 16, 2019, 08:10:54 PM
*waves "hello" to Tickle + Confetti*

:squee:

I am really looking forward to hearing someone else has found these in the UK because it will prove it isn't a fluke.

And keep hunting, Ponyfan! They will get there!

I mean, we've been waiting in the UK since 1985-6 for these ponies, and they got here eventually...right? XD I'm sure they will update their stock soon.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: glitterball on March 16, 2019, 08:18:01 PM
I'm just miffed that the distribution centre is local to me -
so s*d's law that will mean we will probably be the last area to get them in our stores  :cry:
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Ponyfan on March 16, 2019, 09:47:59 PM
I love the deboxing pics. :lovey:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Noasar on March 17, 2019, 08:57:36 AM
Am I being REALLY picky in that it annoys me their top eyelashes are too short? XD they are still beautiful though!
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 18, 2019, 01:05:24 PM
So went to my JL this morning and they had all four!

So I picked up Flutterbye.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login

Happy families...sort of...

I am still debating if I want a Trickles since my G1 Trickles is here with me in London already. And I will be getting Pinwheel and Starflower when they come out so it seems weird to leave her out. Hrm.

I am keeping Flutterbye in box because I have an absolutely stunning original one loose already :) I may go back and get a Tickle to keep in box at some point because she seems to be the easy to get one from this set (yay! she was the one I wanted most!)

Lady at the till said the retros were really popular. Second time a staff member there has said that about these.

UK folk go to JL!!
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Noasar on March 18, 2019, 04:56:19 PM
Nothing in JL Manchester (Trafford Centre) as of yesterday...
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: glitterball on March 18, 2019, 05:08:21 PM

Lady at the till said the retros were really popular. Second time a staff member there has said that about these.


Ah, in my JLP pony-hunting adventures today, I saw their computer screen thingo - as I had lost my phone (that's another story - found it in the car later) I couldn't do a sneaky photo, but what caught my attention was a section that said:

          BEST SELLER:  YES

 :lol:

oh yeah!  :cool:
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Taffeta on March 18, 2019, 05:19:24 PM

Lady at the till said the retros were really popular. Second time a staff member there has said that about these.


Ah, in my JLP pony-hunting adventures today, I saw their computer screen thingo - as I had lost my phone (that's another story - found it in the car later) I couldn't do a sneaky photo, but what caught my attention was a section that said:

          BEST SELLER:  YES

 :lol:

oh yeah!  :cool:

That's awesome :D Both staff members who said that to me were here in my local branch so it's good to know it's more widespread. Bearing in mind this is despite the scenting issue as well. I did ask the lady this morning if she knew if they were getting any of the other sets but she didn't know. But apparently the rainbows are super popular so yay. :)

@Noasar, they're probably on their way. Like I said, mine had zero this time last week but they had almost a full box (five) on display today.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: brightberry on March 18, 2019, 05:52:00 PM
It's so cool you guys are finding them in the UK!  I am keeping mine in box until I find another Trickles.  She was on my childhood wish list.
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Psylocke on March 19, 2019, 07:36:45 AM
I keep hoping that if you've gotten the new ones in the UK, we might get them in the rest of Europe as well..... *crosses fingers and toes*
Title: Re: Uk people! Just found y3 rainbow retros! (added pics and receipt code)
Post by: Ponyfan on March 24, 2019, 02:43:21 AM
Only Collector ponies in my area. :cry:



Ponyfan