The MLP Arena

Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: Loa on April 16, 2019, 06:35:18 AM

Title: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Loa on April 16, 2019, 06:35:18 AM
http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,391967.0.html

DUDES. We talk too much.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Storybelle on April 16, 2019, 09:31:03 AM
Well, talking about ponies is what we're good at!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on April 16, 2019, 10:15:05 AM
well I think the more we talk about them the more peeps ill buy them and the more they will hopefully make :newpony: :newpony: :newpony: :frolic:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 16, 2019, 11:07:16 AM
Could this maybe be stickied??

I wonder if it would be good to have a brief overview in first post about the retros because after 100 pages of a conversation, someone will still come in with a "did you know there are retro pony releases?" comment xD.

I'll also mention it here again as it was at the very bottom of the other thread, but Medley's set are now showing for preorder on Amazon UK, release date June 1st.

And CP Mashems are in Morrisons.

As you were, people.

 :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 16, 2019, 12:56:56 PM
http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,391967.0.html

DUDES. We talk too much.

XD
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on April 16, 2019, 01:34:52 PM
Could this maybe be stickied??

I wonder if it would be good to have a brief overview in first post about the retros because after 100 pages of a conversation, someone will still come in with a "did you know there are retro pony releases?" comment xD.

I'll also mention it here again as it was at the very bottom of the other thread, but Medley's set are now showing for preorder on Amazon UK, release date June 1st.

And CP Mashems are in Morrisons.

As you were, people.

 :cheer: :cheer:

:( I never see things when it's stickied... Even threads I am looking for...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 16, 2019, 01:37:04 PM
I was wondering when we'd have a new thread going!
Where have USA friends found the Mash'ems again? I've checked both Walmarts and the Target nearest to me and no luck. Five Below would only get them in a few months/a year later.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on April 16, 2019, 02:23:48 PM
Yackity Yack, Talky talky!  :P

Seriously though, an overview with links to my video reviews.  :biggrin:

Basic Fun releases retro styled My Little Ponies for MLP's 35th Anniversary and they are a big hit!  Found primarily at Target in the US but have also been seen at Walmart and Cracker Barrel at times.  I'll leave the list of non-US stores they are available in to some one else, but they are slowly reaching wider markets.

Collector Ponies : Minty, Bluebelle, Cotton Candy, Snuzzle, Blossom, Butterscotch
https://youtu.be/Omd7wZ_Aas8 (https://youtu.be/Omd7wZ_Aas8)

Rainbow Ponies (wave 1): Skydancer, Starshine, Moonstone, Parasol, Sunlight, Windy
https://youtu.be/PE6MpN3vqm4 (https://youtu.be/PE6MpN3vqm4)

Pretty Parlor and Peachy
https://youtu.be/uWDsp_A40vk (https://youtu.be/uWDsp_A40vk)

Unicorns and Pegasus: Firefly, Medley, Moondancer, Glory, Sunbeam, Twilight
https://youtu.be/YrugNbxis2g (https://youtu.be/YrugNbxis2g)

"Classic" earth Ponies (wave 2): Bowtie, Applejack, Seashell, Bubbles
https://youtu.be/2-_X-sHO-6M (https://youtu.be/2-_X-sHO-6M)

Rainbow Ponies (wave 2): Trickles, Tickle, Confetti, Flutterbye
https://youtu.be/3FxVHn5Xfks (https://youtu.be/3FxVHn5Xfks)

Confirmed to be coming soon:  Rainbow unicorns Starflower and Pinwheel,  strong possibility of Flutter Ponies
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 16, 2019, 02:27:13 PM
I was wondering when we'd have a new thread going!
Where have USA friends found the Mash'ems again? I've checked both Walmarts and the Target nearest to me and no luck. Five Below would only get them in a few months/a year later.

I've seen em at Target so far.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on April 17, 2019, 06:31:45 AM
I'll also mention it here again as it was at the very bottom of the other thread, but Medley's set are now showing for preorder on Amazon UK, release date June 1st.

And CP Mashems are in Morrisons.

CP Mashems at Fenwicks (UK) £2.99

I so far have a Minty and Blossom!  :lol:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2019, 07:12:11 AM
I'll also mention it here again as it was at the very bottom of the other thread, but Medley's set are now showing for preorder on Amazon UK, release date June 1st.

And CP Mashems are in Morrisons.

CP Mashems at Fenwicks (UK) £2.99

I so far have a Minty and Blossom!  :lol:

Morrisons were £2.80 :)

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on April 17, 2019, 08:16:58 AM
I'll also mention it here again as it was at the very bottom of the other thread, but Medley's set are now showing for preorder on Amazon UK, release date June 1st.

And CP Mashems are in Morrisons.

CP Mashems at Fenwicks (UK) £2.99

I so far have a Minty and Blossom!  :lol:

Morrisons were £2.80 :)

I wuz robbed!!  :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2019, 08:18:17 AM
I'll also mention it here again as it was at the very bottom of the other thread, but Medley's set are now showing for preorder on Amazon UK, release date June 1st.

And CP Mashems are in Morrisons.

CP Mashems at Fenwicks (UK) £2.99

I so far have a Minty and Blossom!  :lol:

Morrisons were £2.80 :)

I wuz robbed!!  :P

*initiates price war*

Well, Bentalls were worse, so it balances out :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind-whistler on April 17, 2019, 10:39:58 AM
I got them! I got them! and they're soo lovely!  :lol: :lol: Maaan, are they beautiful!  :biggrin: :biggrin: I wanted to share my joy by showing you some pics but they don't make any justice to these beauties. A special thanks to Bibi whose incredible help has made my dreams come true by getting me the second wave Rainbow Ponies.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Also, I would like to share with you all the place where I got the 4 Classic Set and some UNscented Rainbow ponies: www.coolstuff.com (http://www.coolstuff.com), is a Swedish store, ponies are 15.90 Euros each BUT shipping is free if an order over 49 euros is placed, which you do if you order the set. They ship worldwide by DHL (I got mines in three days!)
 the ponies are here: https://php.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro-Earth-Ponies and here: https://www.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro/16662?_ga=2.4184560.1798040535.1555496889-1814898610.1555496889
An important thing to note is that you can actually check the stock for each pony.

I hope this might help to all those European folks who haven't had the chance to get them or won't be vey likely to in their home countries (mine for instance).  :) ^.^ :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on April 17, 2019, 12:55:55 PM
Congratulations, Wind-whistler! 🎉
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Bibinettepony on April 17, 2019, 01:21:02 PM
 :blush: :blush: Wind Whistler

 :cheer: They are sooo beautiful!!!! :cheer: love your pics!!

thanks for the link  :ohyeah:

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 17, 2019, 01:40:38 PM
I got them! I got them! and they're soo lovely!  :lol: :lol: Maaan, are they beautiful!  :biggrin: :biggrin: I wanted to share my joy by showing you some pics but they don't make any justice to these beauties. A special thanks to Bibi whose incredible help has made my dreams come true by getting me the second wave Rainbow Ponies.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Also, I would like to share with you all the place where I got the 4 Classic Set and some UNscented Rainbow ponies: www.coolstuff.com (http://www.coolstuff.com), is a Swedish store, ponies are 15.90 Euros each BUT shipping is free if an order over 49 euros is placed, which you do if you order the set. They ship worldwide by DHL (I got mines in three days!)
 the ponies are here: https://php.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro-Earth-Ponies and here: https://www.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro/16662?_ga=2.4184560.1798040535.1555496889-1814898610.1555496889
An important thing to note is that you can actually check the stock for each pony.

I hope this might help to all those European folks who haven't had the chance to get them or won't be vey likely to in their home countries (mine for instance).  :) ^.^ :biggrin:

They look fantastic together..:D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2019, 01:51:08 PM
Very pretty!! :D They look great all together.
It seems wrong that Spain aren't getting them in stores, not least because so many Spanish collectors asked about them!

I can also recommend that site - my sister bought Bow Tie from them and she arrived safely and promptly. They also do listings in £, at £12.99 per pony. They are probably technically £9.99 ponies, but since we don't know yet whether the UK will get this set, it's worth being aware there's a good European resource to get them :)

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Fluttershy_Spike on April 17, 2019, 02:44:03 PM
I was lucky enough to find 5 of the 6 in one go, we had gone into our local "The Entertainer" and the staff there were so helpful, they didn't have any in themselves but they located the nearest store that had 5 in and even rang them up and asked them to save them for us!!!  I bought the last one on Ebay :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 17, 2019, 03:22:39 PM
I was lucky enough to find 5 of the 6 in one go, we had gone into our local "The Entertainer" and the staff there were so helpful, they didn't have any in themselves but they located the nearest store that had 5 in and even rang them up and asked them to save them for us!!!  I bought the last one on Ebay :)

Was that the original Collector pony six or a different set?
Entertainer here hasn't had any ponies for a while but they're meant to get the parlour I think...?

Smyths also has them now. But I checked Debenhams this morning and nothing. Not that I'm surprised given Debenhams is currently in some strife financially...but it was worth a look.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: ranka on April 17, 2019, 04:13:31 PM
Hi everyone, I haven't been here in ages but omg I seriously need some of these ponies! 😍😍😍 Has any one seen them in Germany or any information about them xoming to Germany?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind-whistler on April 17, 2019, 04:51:18 PM
Very pretty!! :D They look great all together.
It seems wrong that Spain aren't getting them in stores, not least because so many Spanish collectors asked about them!

I can also recommend that site - my sister bought Bow Tie from them and she arrived safely and promptly. They also do listings in £, at £12.99 per pony. They are probably technically £9.99 ponies, but since we don't know yet whether the UK will get this set, it's worth being aware there's a good European resource to get them :)

Yes! And if you subscribe Coolstuff newsletter you get a 10% off your first order, I paid around 57 euros for the 4-Classic set. I mean considering I'm in Europe, getting free shipping by DHL and three days later they were already here was a real deal for me. It's unfortunate that not even Spanish Fnac is offering them for sale, none of the sets,ever. So far you can only rely on Amazon.es in case you felt like paying around 19 euros for any first wave Rainbow pony...or a Tickle for 34 euros :shocked:



Post Merge: April 17, 2019, 04:56:49 PM

Hi everyone, I haven't been here in ages but omg I seriously need some of these ponies! 😍😍😍 Has any one seen them in Germany or any information about them xoming to Germany?

Have you tried www.webhallen.com ? They ship to Nordic countries and Germany only. So far they have the first Rainbow set, the 5-pack set too and the 4-Classic set. Actually, the 4-Classic set is 14% off.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: ranka on April 17, 2019, 05:36:44 PM
Very pretty!! :D They look great all together.
It seems wrong that Spain aren't getting them in stores, not least because so many Spanish collectors asked about them!

I can also recommend that site - my sister bought Bow Tie from them and she arrived safely and promptly. They also do listings in £, at £12.99 per pony. They are probably technically £9.99 ponies, but since we don't know yet whether the UK will get this set, it's worth being aware there's a good European resource to get them :)

Yes! And if you subscribe Coolstuff newsletter you get a 10% off your first order, I paid around 57 euros for the 4-Classic set. I mean considering I'm in Europe, getting free shipping by DHL and three days later they were already here was a real deal for me. It's unfortunate that not even Spanish Fnac is offering them for sale, none of the sets,ever. So far you can only rely on Amazon.es in case you felt like paying around 19 euros for any first wave Rainbow pony...or a Tickle for 34 euros :shocked:



Post Merge: April 17, 2019, 04:56:49 PM

Hi everyone, I haven't been here in ages but omg I seriously need some of these ponies! 😍😍😍 Has any one seen them in Germany or any information about them xoming to Germany?

Have you tried www.webhallen.com ? They ship to Nordic countries and Germany only. So far they have the first Rainbow set, the 5-pack set too and the 4-Classic set. Actually, the 4-Classic set is 14% off.
Thanks for the link! 😊
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on April 18, 2019, 02:58:57 AM
My hubby ran to a Target that is about 20 ish minutes away from us (I believe we have six total in the area) and he found Trickles, Confetti and Tickle. No sign of Flutterbye. I went to our Target tonight and they still had the sitting Earth ponies. Someone had bought out the collectors and first wave rainbows again.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shileah on April 18, 2019, 08:32:38 AM
Hi everyone, I haven't been here in ages but omg I seriously need some of these ponies! 😍😍😍 Has any one seen them in Germany or any information about them xoming to Germany?

Amazon.de has many of them, though not all. I haven't been able to find Tickles, Pinwheel or Starflower.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 18, 2019, 08:37:48 AM
Hi everyone, I haven't been here in ages but omg I seriously need some of these ponies! 😍😍😍 Has any one seen them in Germany or any information about them xoming to Germany?

Amazon.de has many of them, though not all. I haven't been able to find Tickles, Pinwheel or Starflower.

Pinwheel and Starflower are not out yet.

Amazon UK doesn't have Tickle either. And for some reason the dispatch time is 1-2 months. I have found that set in stores here so I haven't tried to order one online, but it is worth checking if amazon.de's dispatch times are similarly long or whether they're overpriced...

Does Amazon.de have preorder dates etc for the Unicorn and Pegasus set too?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shileah on April 18, 2019, 12:54:14 PM
Ahh, so that's why I haven't seen them yet!  :lol: thank you! Is there a list somewhere that has the release dates? My Google-Fu seems to elude me on these ponies.

I've ordered Starshine, Windy, Skydancer and the collector's pose ponies via Amazon.de, and they arrived within 1-2 days. Pricewise, they were between 17 and 20 Euro.

Parasol, Moonstone, Sunlight, Confetti and Flutterbye are available via Prime, too, and they also have a listing for Tickle now via a seller, so not from amazon directly, that lists 4-5 days for delivery.

Proshop.de has the earth ponies as well, I've ordered Seashell there a while back. They are a bit cheaper there, with Sunlight going for under 10 Euros in the "demo" version and Bubbles and (regular) Sunlight are even on Easter sale for € 10,20 and € 12,30. Delivery takes 1-3 days usually. I shouldn't have checked, I swore to myself not to go pony shopping until my next invoice has been paid by my client buuuuuut hey, it's an Easter sale, so I'll be getting Bubbles and Sunlight next week...   :biggrin: I was quicker with buying these two ponies than with finishing this posting, my mind just went "ohh ponies on sale!!!" and that was it.

I've found the Unicorn and Pegasus sets (and Starflower & Pinwheel) in this shop: https://www.fivelittlediamonds.co.uk/collections/35th-anniversary-my-little-pony but it does not say when they will be available, only that they are coming soon. Haven't seen them on amazon yet!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bladed on April 18, 2019, 01:24:44 PM
the unicorns are july, i believe. i think fivelittlediamonds has all of the rainbows and unipegs for july too.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 18, 2019, 01:59:13 PM
the unicorns are july, i believe. i think fivelittlediamonds has all of the rainbows and unipegs for july too.

So do allthecoolstuff I believe. It;s not on their website but I emailed them and they confirmed they were expecting them around July in a summer wave.

Unicorns and pegasus preorder dates for Amazon UK if we believe that is June 1st but we'll see if that is translated onto store shelves as well. I am hoping so.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?i=toys&k=basic%20fun%20pony&ref=nb_sb_noss&url=search-alias%3Dtoys

They show up towards the bottom. I think the higher prices for Confetti etc are non-Amazon as the RRP for them here is £12.99 and the prime price is also £12.99.

 European Amazons seem to price them higher too :/

 Medley's listing still seems to think she's a leather phone case (looking at the product details and the URL, lol).

I may have spent too much time looking at it...

The French boxes Bibi posted pictures of in the other thread suggested September for Pinwheel and Starflower.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Fluttershy_Spike on April 18, 2019, 02:38:48 PM
I was lucky enough to find 5 of the 6 in one go, we had gone into our local "The Entertainer" and the staff there were so helpful, they didn't have any in themselves but they located the nearest store that had 5 in and even rang them up and asked them to save them for us!!!  I bought the last one on Ebay :)

Was that the original Collector pony six or a different set?
Entertainer here hasn't had any ponies for a while but they're meant to get the parlour I think...?


The original 6 - It was just after Christmas though as they are what I spent my Christmas and Birthday money on!   
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 18, 2019, 09:11:51 PM
I was lucky enough to find 5 of the 6 in one go, we had gone into our local "The Entertainer" and the staff there were so helpful, they didn't have any in themselves but they located the nearest store that had 5 in and even rang them up and asked them to save them for us!!!  I bought the last one on Ebay :)

Was that the original Collector pony six or a different set?
Entertainer here hasn't had any ponies for a while but they're meant to get the parlour I think...?


The original 6 - It was just after Christmas though as they are what I spent my Christmas and Birthday money on!   

Awesome to pick so many up in one fell swoop! I find Entertainer staff are usually quite helpful :D

Hopefully we'll keep getting ponies there too as the next sets come out.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on April 18, 2019, 11:18:28 PM
Here is my Trickles... and oops Tickle just fell into my basket too. I can't wait to see Starflower.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 19, 2019, 12:54:28 AM
Here is my Trickles... and oops Tickle just fell into my basket too. I can't wait to see Starflower.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


She's such a sweet, springtime pony.  :lovey:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on April 19, 2019, 08:46:25 AM


She's such a sweet, springtime pony.  :lovey:

Yes :) And her colours are softer in person than most internet photos, very close to the original.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 19, 2019, 10:27:58 AM
Here is my Trickles... and oops Tickle just fell into my basket too. I can't wait to see Starflower.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login

Caption: Trickles - "You could have let me out of the box before making me babysit!"

Ember and Glider - "Yay! Trampoline!"

...Sorry, I am feeling very silly this morning xD.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 19, 2019, 11:03:39 PM
:snicker:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2019, 01:26:08 AM
I may weep with joy if they make Flutter Pony repros. *o*

Okay, sorry if this point has been talked to death, but... I have a rather large herd at this point, and display space is becoming an issue. From a collector perspective, is it worth owning both the original, vintage ponies and their repros? Are there any striking differences?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 20, 2019, 02:11:42 AM
Okay, sorry if this point has been talked to death, but... I have a rather large herd at this point, and display space is becoming an issue. From a collector perspective, is it worth owning both the original, vintage ponies and their repros? Are there any striking differences?
Certain repros have some striking differences, while others are somewhat minimal.
The Collectors pose Cotton Candy has a different shade of pink hair to the original, same with Snuzzle.
The year 2 rainbows have some brighter colors than the originals, but the scented ones may discolor so be careful.
The unipegs are fairly similar to their originals but the hair stripe on the unicorns is blended in rather than a seperate row of plugs.
The Bow Tie from the earth pony set is a deeper blue like Nightlight.
The year 3 rainbows? Well...no brown spots!!
The white ponies are strikingly white. If space is an issue I suppose you could pick and choose!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2019, 02:26:36 AM
Okay, sorry if this point has been talked to death, but... I have a rather large herd at this point, and display space is becoming an issue. From a collector perspective, is it worth owning both the original, vintage ponies and their repros? Are there any striking differences?
Certain repros have some striking differences, while others are somewhat minimal.
The Collectors pose Cotton Candy has a different shade of pink hair to the original, same with Snuzzle.
The year 2 rainbows have some brighter colors than the originals, but the scented ones may discolor so be careful.
The unipegs are fairly similar to their originals but the hair stripe on the unicorns is blended in rather than a seperate row of plugs.
The Bow Tie from the earth pony set is a deeper blue like Nightlight.
The year 3 rainbows? Well...no brown spots!!
The white ponies are strikingly white. If space is an issue I suppose you could pick and choose!

Thanks for the info! :)

...But oh no! The scented ones discolor? :( What a shame, that was a selling point for me... By discolor, what do you mean exactly? Uniformly? Or something regrind-esque? (Again, sorry if this has been discussed before!)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ragamuffin on April 20, 2019, 02:31:21 AM
Okay, sorry if this point has been talked to death, but... I have a rather large herd at this point, and display space is becoming an issue. From a collector perspective, is it worth owning both the original, vintage ponies and their repros? Are there any striking differences?
Certain repros have some striking differences, while others are somewhat minimal.
The Collectors pose Cotton Candy has a different shade of pink hair to the original, same with Snuzzle.
The year 2 rainbows have some brighter colors than the originals, but the scented ones may discolor so be careful.
The unipegs are fairly similar to their originals but the hair stripe on the unicorns is blended in rather than a seperate row of plugs.
The Bow Tie from the earth pony set is a deeper blue like Nightlight.
The year 3 rainbows? Well...no brown spots!!
The white ponies are strikingly white. If space is an issue I suppose you could pick and choose!

Thanks for the info! :)

...But oh no! The scented ones discolor? :( What a shame, that was a selling point for me... By discolor, what do you mean exactly? Uniformly? Or something regrind-esque? (Again, sorry if this has been discussed before!)

They turn a bit yellow... pictures I've seen it's pretty uniform, maybe the head could be a different colour than the body in worst cases?

On the topic of repro differences, Peachy is totally different. She's orange with pale pink hair... paler than her original release!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: prancingstag on April 20, 2019, 07:12:19 AM
I’ve been out of the loop for a while, wow! I can’t believe how many waves they’re releasing and how gorgeous the ponies are!! :frolic: Is there any word on if they’ve come to Australia yet?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on April 20, 2019, 11:49:24 AM
CDON seems to sence we scandic collectors like the retro ponies.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

The Pretty Parlor with Lemon Drop have also been added  :frolic:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on April 20, 2019, 04:56:23 PM
I checked two Targets today and only found Pretty Parlors with Peachy and 3 Collector Ponies. :sad:


I'm starting to think that the Targets in my area won't stock the new ones.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on April 21, 2019, 12:46:04 AM
I hope to find these someday~!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on April 21, 2019, 01:53:18 PM
Okay, sorry if this point has been talked to death, but... I have a rather large herd at this point, and display space is becoming an issue. From a collector perspective, is it worth owning both the original, vintage ponies and their repros? Are there any striking differences?
Certain repros have some striking differences, while others are somewhat minimal.
The Collectors pose Cotton Candy has a different shade of pink hair to the original, same with Snuzzle.
The year 2 rainbows have some brighter colors than the originals, but the scented ones may discolor so be careful.
The unipegs are fairly similar to their originals but the hair stripe on the unicorns is blended in rather than a seperate row of plugs.
The Bow Tie from the earth pony set is a deeper blue like Nightlight.
The year 3 rainbows? Well...no brown spots!!
The white ponies are strikingly white. If space is an issue I suppose you could pick and choose!

Thanks for the info! :)

...But oh no! The scented ones discolor? :( What a shame, that was a selling point for me... By discolor, what do you mean exactly? Uniformly? Or something regrind-esque? (Again, sorry if this has been discussed before!)

They turn a bit yellow... pictures I've seen it's pretty uniform, maybe the head could be a different colour than the body in worst cases?

On the topic of repro differences, Peachy is totally different. She's orange with pale pink hair... paler than her original release!

Hmm... I can’t decide if that might be worth the risk or not. The unscented versions seem very hard to find, and I do like the idea of the scents... but on the other hand, I wonder if the yellowing will progressively worsen as years go by. :/ Decisions, decisions...

Anyway, thanks for all the info, guys! I think I’ll keep an eye out for these the next time I’m out shopping. :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Tracks on April 21, 2019, 01:57:52 PM
I just have the original 6  :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 21, 2019, 03:43:12 PM
Here's another difference. Seashell and Bubbles have smaller stars then the originals.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on April 23, 2019, 12:43:33 AM
I found Flutterbye tonight - Weeee! My Target finally has them in stock. They had Confetti and Trickles too, but no Tickle. So now I just have to wait for Starflower (a favorite of mine) and Pinwheel to be released.

Anyone know if they plan on doing sea ponies? My daughter and I have recently become smitten with them, but I do not want to buy vintage ones if they will have newer ones. Thanks!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on April 23, 2019, 01:40:30 PM
Rumor on Facebook is that someone sold some Twinkle Eyed ponies to Basic Fun/ The Bridge Direct and that this must mean that they are looking at making that set next.  The ponies where Fizzy and Gingerbread specifically.  The person posted a screenshot of the username of the person who bought the ponies from them on eBay and it was “thebridgedirect”.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shileah on April 23, 2019, 03:01:08 PM
New Twinkle Eyes would be amazing! They and the Flutters are some of my favourite ponies. I wouldn't get round to buying any original vintage ones if they kept on releasing anniversary ponies! (Who am I kidding, I have two Anniversary ponies on their way to me, but still bought a FF Minty on Insta and just bid on a princess pony on eBay... I should really start listing my doubles and the G3 stuff I came across in bulk orders to free up some budget!  :biggrin: )
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 23, 2019, 03:37:36 PM
Rumor on Facebook is that someone sold some Twinkle Eyed ponies to Basic Fun/ The Bridge Direct and that this must mean that they are looking at making that set next.  The ponies where Fizzy and Gingerbread specifically.  The person posted a screenshot of the username of the person who bought the ponies from them on eBay and it was “thebridgedirect”.

Were the buyers in Florida? I think that is where this company is based.

I would like a Fizzy. She was always my sister's pony ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 23, 2019, 03:49:11 PM
Rumor on Facebook is that someone sold some Twinkle Eyed ponies to Basic Fun/ The Bridge Direct and that this must mean that they are looking at making that set next.  The ponies where Fizzy and Gingerbread specifically.  The person posted a screenshot of the username of the person who bought the ponies from them on eBay and it was “thebridgedirect”.

Were the buyers in Florida? I think that is where this company is based.

I would like a Fizzy. She was always my sister's pony ;)

If the Twinkleeyed ponies are released I so want to get Gingerbread and Fizzy
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 23, 2019, 04:16:37 PM
New TEs would be amazing! I'd get Gingerbread, Sweet Stuff, Locket, Quackers and Bright Eyes. DD would get Mimic, Sky Rocket and Gingerbread.

I hope this rumor is true.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 23, 2019, 04:19:03 PM
Finally made it to Target last Friday for the first time all year.  They had several of the Pretty Parlor with Peachy, 1 Applejack and 5 Seashells.  I got Applejack and Seashell because I already had the parlor but I wish they'd had more that I'm missing.  I never had the second rainbow set as a kid so I'm REALLY wanting those.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on April 23, 2019, 05:03:08 PM
Rumor on Facebook is that someone sold some Twinkle Eyed ponies to Basic Fun/ The Bridge Direct and that this must mean that they are looking at making that set next.  The ponies where Fizzy and Gingerbread specifically.  The person posted a screenshot of the username of the person who bought the ponies from them on eBay and it was “thebridgedirect”.

Were the buyers in Florida? I think that is where this company is based.

I would like a Fizzy. She was always my sister's pony ;)

I didn’t see a mention of what state the package was going to.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 23, 2019, 05:59:31 PM
It was going to Florida. :)

In one of the other threads we were talking about how Galaxy always has coarse hair . . . If they make a new one I wonder if her hair will be silky.  I am soooo hoping so!  Galaxy was the pony I wanted so bad as a kid but once I actually got her, she was a bit of a disappointment.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 23, 2019, 06:15:07 PM
TE wave 2 ponies at some point, please!  :frolic:
A non-discolored Quackers would be absolutely lovely.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 23, 2019, 08:08:23 PM
My Galaxy is clearly an alien as she has silky hair, but I would expect just the first set to happen as they are the iconic ones (and cheaper to obtain for research purposes). While it would be lovely to see a shiny white Quackers (something I have never seen in person xD), I would settle for a shiny white Gingerbread instead...based on how white Confetti and Moondancer are, I am pretty sure she'd look stunning. Especially with her pink streak still pink.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 23, 2019, 08:31:46 PM
My Galaxy is clearly an alien as she has silky hair, but I would expect just the first set to happen as they are the iconic ones (and cheaper to obtain for research purposes). While it would be lovely to see a shiny white Quackers (something I have never seen in person xD), I would settle for a shiny white Gingerbread instead...based on how white Confetti and Moondancer are, I am pretty sure she'd look stunning. Especially with her pink streak still pink.


And our first intergalactic space trades will be alien shampoo. Guaranteed to give anyone silky locks. Its outta this world!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ragamuffin on April 23, 2019, 08:44:22 PM
Excited for the potential for twinkle eyes just because of how iconic and beloved they are. They're not something I really need though. I would just need the rarer ones, but if Galaxy is dark pink instead of light pink I'd buy her again. :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on April 23, 2019, 10:21:53 PM
I love the Twinkle Eyed ponies. OMG, how amazing would it be if they remade Mimic?!?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on April 24, 2019, 12:40:38 AM
Oh wow, I would be over the moon to have a brand new, bright white Gingerbread! :frolic: If they're researching Gingerbread and Fizzy, then they're very likely to do Galaxy and Sweet(ie/Stuff) too.

I have to say, I'm really impressed by how ambitious Basic Fun are being with their reproductions. There's a lot of low-hanging fruit left in Y3. They could milk a lot more sets out of the manufacturing processes they've already put in place, but it seems like they're jumping right into Y4 with all new molds and gimmicks. I still kinda hope they circle back around and do a second U&P set, but if they only have a three-year license, I'm glad they're pushing to do later iconic sets. I didn't dare hope for repro So-Softs before, but now who knows...

In one of the other threads we were talking about how Galaxy always has coarse hair . . . If they make a new one I wonder if her hair will be silky.  I am soooo hoping so!

Now that you mention it, they haven't made any curly-haired ponies yet, have they? :wonder: It'll be interesting to see if that particular detail remains faithful to the original.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bladed on April 24, 2019, 06:59:51 AM
TWINKLE EYES!!!! ohhhh i'm excited. :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 24, 2019, 07:17:39 AM
I love the Twinkle Eyed ponies. OMG, how amazing would it be if they remade Mimic?!?

Reality check here but if they need to buy the pony to make repros of the pony, then with Mimic's price tag, she's likely off the table.

I also want them to do the 2nd uni and peg set and I would also really like Cherries Jubilee as that set is way more iconic to my childhood than the earth set currently out. But I won't object to TEs. I just feel it's an opportunity with the U&P to fill a gap left here in the UK market in the eighties and it won't feel properly filled if Surprise and co don't get here as well.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 24, 2019, 01:40:56 PM
We don't actually know if they're skipping the rest of Year 3 . . . If they're only now buying Twinkle Eyes, maybe there will be other sets that will come out first.  :)

Or they might not do the TEs at all, I mean all we know at this point is they bought a few of them.  With the inserted eyes, they'll have to make sure they aren't choking hazards.  The original 80s ones were in there ROCK SOLID, I've never seen a TE with a missing eye (unless it was on purpose for a custom), but will they be able to replicate that?

I hope so, because I do love the TEs.   :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on April 24, 2019, 05:25:41 PM
Oh poo, I did not think of that. Tootsie and Cherries Jubilee are two of the ponies I remember getting for Christmas, so I would love them to be released :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on April 24, 2019, 05:58:48 PM
I love the Twinkle Eyed ponies. OMG, how amazing would it be if they remade Mimic?!?

Reality check here but if they need to buy the pony to make repros of the pony, then with Mimic's price tag, she's likely off the table.


They could conceivably use Princess Sparkle for the body mold.  She's much more available than Mimic.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 24, 2019, 06:13:12 PM
Princess Sparkle has a big hole in her butt for her gems.  But Milky Way would work!

Also I think they buy the ponies to get the colors down, as well as for the molds.   That said, if they started a little GoFundMe page to be able to afford Mimic, I'm sure they'd very quickly reach their goal, LOL.  I wonder if companies ever do things like that.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 24, 2019, 06:17:45 PM
I love the Twinkle Eyed ponies. OMG, how amazing would it be if they remade Mimic?!?

Reality check here but if they need to buy the pony to make repros of the pony, then with Mimic's price tag, she's likely off the table.


They could conceivably use Princess Sparkle for the body mold.  She's much more available than Mimic.

The TEs have special heads for the jewels right? A Mimic posed pony with a little tweaking, after studying the TE heads could work?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on April 24, 2019, 06:51:10 PM
It is wonderful and just a little terrible that they keep coming with the gorgeous replica ponies- I want them all but really I don't have that kind of space-
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on April 24, 2019, 07:11:41 PM


I hope so, because I do love the TEs.   :)

Me too, and so many of the originals now have plastic issues. I'd be so happy to buy some.

a shiny white Gingerbread instead...based on how white Confetti and Moondancer are, I am pretty sure she'd look stunning. Especially with her pink streak still pink.

I had an original Gingerbread like this with comb and ribbon but I sold her to a collector who likes perfect ponies more than me. But she was fantastic to look at but I didn't like touching her. If could get repro TEs I'd definitely like to have Gingerbread, Masquerade and maybe Fizzy and Sky Rocket as well. I'm sure it's been said but there was definitely a unicorn missing in the second set.


I'd love a Milky Way if only they made her in the Skyflier pose instead!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 24, 2019, 07:16:18 PM
Princess Sparkle has a big hole in her butt for her gems.  But Milky Way would work!

Also I think they buy the ponies to get the colors down, as well as for the molds.   That said, if they started a little GoFundMe page to be able to afford Mimic, I'm sure they'd very quickly reach their goal, LOL.  I wonder if companies ever do things like that.

This is what I was thinking, not so much the pose but the accuracy of the pony. They've done well with that so far. I'd rather they didn't cut corners to produce a second rate version of Mimic.

...And this is off topic and totally disconnected from what we were saying but I would absolutely endorse them making a Milky Way ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on April 25, 2019, 02:19:55 PM
Princess Sparkle has a big hole in her butt for her gems.  But Milky Way would work!

Also I think they buy the ponies to get the colors down, as well as for the molds.   That said, if they started a little GoFundMe page to be able to afford Mimic, I'm sure they'd very quickly reach their goal, LOL.  I wonder if companies ever do things like that.

This is what I was thinking, not so much the pose but the accuracy of the pony. They've done well with that so far. I'd rather they didn't cut corners to produce a second rate version of Mimic.

...And this is off topic and totally disconnected from what we were saying but I would absolutely endorse them making a Milky Way ;)

Alright, I’m scared to ask... But exactly how much is Mimic going for right now? :blink:

I also had a question about the licensing situation... If Basic Fun has the license for three years, how far into that are we now? Any hope they could extend or renew it?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 25, 2019, 02:29:24 PM
I took a quick look on eBay and Mimic seems to be going between $85 and $130.  (A big range, I know.  She goes for less in auction than in Buy It Nows.)

Good question on the license, I hope they can renew it!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 25, 2019, 02:56:46 PM
I think you guys are underestimating how much that company actually makes. $100 ain't bad as far as business expenses go.  :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 03:58:51 PM
I think you guys are underestimating how much that company actually makes. $100 ain't bad as far as business expenses go.  :P

I think you're getting carried away with yourself on this xD.

No business is going to make a decision to invest $100 in research material when they can just as easily do a different set for a fraction of the price. Business is about profit, and the profit margin for Mimic would already be a lot less than for most other ponies. To put it into frank terms, in the US, they'd have to sell 11 Mimics to make a profit on a $100 investment buying the pony. In comparison, if they can get Fizzy for say, $10 (and I don't know the actual price), then selling one Fizzy would almost cover costs and so any sale beyond 1 item is profit.

Business logic is not the same as pony collector preference. WE see Mimic and Fizzy as different because of how the community has driven the price of one beyond the other, but to someone outside they are just two green unicorns with sparkly eyes.

Just because the company is paying attention to the community, it doesn't mean they're going to lay down a fortune on one pony just so that collectors who either can't or won't pay that $100 can get her. Absolutely no business works that way.

For the same reason I would put anything rare or international exclusive off the table. This is a US company working on US materials and obtaining old ponies which are in the cheap range within the US, whatever they are anywhere else. It's not realistic to impose on them the role of bringing Mimic's price down or making her more available (or Mountain Boys, or whatever else), when the high prices are of the community's own making.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on April 25, 2019, 04:04:56 PM
$100 is a drop in the bucket for companies.

I'm pretty sure the amount we paid for .. eh "resources".. last month was  almost double my yearly salary. We sell $1-10 product.

Also I'd like to add.
They don't seem to be doing this for what's most popular

And that TE ponies will cause price increase when you think about sourcing / creating studded chaton gems -- and inserting them.

Manufacturing costs are going to cost more then a small resource.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 25, 2019, 04:13:26 PM
I think you guys are underestimating how much that company actually makes. $100 ain't bad as far as business expenses go.  :P

Yeah but still, they're more likely to spend 5-25 on a pony for a mould then they would 85-100.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 04:55:03 PM
$100 is a drop in the bucket for companies.

I am not sure why this is such a sticking point, because realistically, a company can lay out that money. The common sense point is why would they, when there's another cheaper option on the table.

No company cares what we collectors have done to pony prices. Nothing in my post said anything about popularity. It spoke about cost. I think Fizzy is probably more popular and iconic than Mimic, so that's academic and a moot point. What bothers me is that people seem to think BF are going to produce all the rare expensive ponies and shell out the money for them so collectors don't have to.

...And that isn't going to happen.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on April 25, 2019, 05:11:46 PM
The common sense point is why would they, when there's another cheaper option on the table.

When they make $10,000s on these things the difference of $90 isn't that much. You spend money to make money.

Basically I don't think they are saying "we are passing on the set with mimic bc she's too much", they are going to look for a SET that has variety and that their buyer thinks would sell.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 05:21:16 PM
The common sense point is why would they, when there's another cheaper option on the table.

When they make $10,000s on these things the difference of $90 isn't that much. You spend money to make money.

Basically I don't think they are saying "we are passing on the set with mimic bc she's too much", they are going to look for a SET that has variety and that their buyer thinks would sell.


I'm confused because they haven't said anything at all xD

This is all just speculation among collectors about ponies they'd like to see made and why it's more likely they'll make Fizzy etc and not Mimic's set because the profit margin is bigger.

I genuinely am not sure Basic Fun have a position on Mimic etc at the moment. Possibly they don't even know who she is. I mean, a lot has been asked of them, and they can't and won't be able to please everyone. And I suppose the real question would be, if they did make Mimic but used only images to construct her colour scheme (and a Milky Way for the pose, with some amendations to the eye)...would people be happy with that as a compromise?

I just don't think their decision process is influenced by "pony collectors' top grail finds" :/

Mimic is actually one of my favourites - she was my first trade and I love her to bits. But I think she gets way too much attention and hype over the other TE ponies. And the price thing with her goes back so far nobody even really knows how, when, or why it began...but while I understand that she's too expensive and people are fed up with it - it's not Basic Fun's job to fix that.

I suppose I'd rather see realistic expectations rather than inflated ones that end in disappointment? I mean, if Mimic did happen, and nobody expected it, that would be an awesome surprise, right? But at this juncture, I feel we should just be grateful for what they have done and not expect them to spend $100 for our sakes (because realistically, how many kids/non pony collecting adults would demand Mimic specifically?)

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on April 25, 2019, 05:35:59 PM
Sorry, I just saw a conversation that mentioned price -- and I gave my reasons why I think that would be the least of their issues. They won't choose Fizzy over Mimic because of price. The profit margin is miniscule when you look at the bigger picture

It comes down to sets IMHO, rather then individual ponies.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on April 25, 2019, 06:47:19 PM
Sure, they would want to avoid spending $100 if they don't need to, but it's not completely out there to spend it. I agree with you that they've done much more than they are obligated to, especially with the flutter wings (allegedly), but I do not think it's unrealistic for them to pursue Mimic's set. I won't be disappointed if nothing comes from it, but I have not seen much interest in so-softs so far and it looks like they are not pursuing those, while the TE always tend to be a collector favorite.
That said, I do wonder though if they are actually buying every single vintage pony to reference off of, as Bowtie's dark coloring makes me think otherwise?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 06:57:45 PM
Some g1 bowties are quite dark though. But I assume this is to do with the plastic. And maybe their own touch...

As to whether they need to, I dunno...but the reality is that they are. Promo photos prior to prototypes (such as the rainbows on Amazon) are of real old rainbows. And they had g1 flutters at the toy fair.

Which returns to the point of cost.

There just isn't an argument to lay out money for Mimic. The only market that would single her out is this one. And it just seems super unrealistic to expect them to spend $100 so collectirs don't have to.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 25, 2019, 07:01:36 PM
Actually the most recent waves of Bow Tie are lighter, closer to the "average" Bow Tie.  (I actually liked the darker ones better, ha ha.)

They definitely have bought each G1 pony (that they've produced) to date.  The ponies displayed on the sidebar of the boxes are original G1 ponies, not repros.  IIRC they also had original G1 Year 3 Rainbow ponies at the Toy Fair where they were announced.

I think for Basic Fun $100 would be a pretty insignificant cost.  Not that I'm saying we're guaranteed to get the set or anything.  But I think if it doesn't come out the reason would be "we already did a Twinkle Eye set, let's do something new", not "it cost too much."  The one-time cost of $100 is nothing compared to the added expense of altering their manufacturing process to add Twinkle Eyes or flutter wings.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on April 25, 2019, 07:10:59 PM
Actually the most recent waves of Bow Tie are lighter, closer to the "average" Bow Tie.  (I actually liked the darker ones better, ha ha.)
I love dark Bow Tie.  Her dark color with that light mane is so beautiful.  But now there is a light blue one too? Oh no. My poor wallet.  Hopefully, I won't want her because these take up a lot of space.

Practical or not, I would really love a brand new Mimic.  I know I will never pay those prices for the original.







Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on April 25, 2019, 07:30:05 PM
And it just seems super unrealistic to expect them to spend $100 so collectirs don't have to.

Her collector price tag doesn't matter... it's a pretty insignificant cost.

None of these ponies are released so collectors don't have to pay price tag of vintage.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on April 25, 2019, 07:33:41 PM
Cracker Barrel restocked with another full set of unscented Rainbow ponies. :cheer: I hope this means that they will keep restocking them. I need Sunlight to complete my Rainbow Ponies.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 09:52:14 PM
And it just seems super unrealistic to expect them to spend $100 so collectirs don't have to.

Her collector price tag doesn't matter... it's a pretty insignificant cost.

None of these ponies are released so collectors don't have to pay price tag of vintage.


I'm pretty sure that the bolded was exactly my point, but anyhow.


Mimic - or Mountain Boys - or some of the other ponies that get bounced about - are put forward as ideals because they're expensive, hard to get, and they have status. By which I mean they're ones that stick in people's minds and so come forth the moment people start discussing what they'd like to see.

Basic Fun has its own process and we don't really know what that is. But we are not dictating that process. So saying that them spending $100 is insignificant as a cost is wilfully ignoring the fact that only people here see Mimic as worth $100. There's no reason for anyone else to.

It's easier to produce a cheaper and more iconic set. Which is what they will do. Because they are a business...and as you said also - not there to provide cheap alternatives by bearing the cost in the collector's place.

...In the meantime, though, I would be really happy to see set 1 of the TE ponies. From the point of view of iconic characters, they have a global presence. And Fizzy has also been released on merch in lots of places in recent years, which helps to create a market for her outside of here as well. Those are (in my opinion, of course, that's all it is) more likely reasons to decide to make a set.

To be blunt, much as I love her, I wouldn't spend $100 on Mimic. And I'm a G1 collector. So expecting a company that has no direct emotional tie overall to one specific pony to do so is pretty unrealistic.

Going back to stock, I noticed yesterday that, while the tag is still there, all the y3 rainbows that my local JL had are now gone. I hope they will restock, but its a good sign that they're selling in the same way the first set did.

I went back to the whole long post about stuff in the UK and it mentioned unipegs in July here but Amazon says June 1st. I'm really hoping they might sneak in here by end of May...but I guess I'm just impatient to see Medley.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on April 25, 2019, 10:24:14 PM
Yes. I was agreeing with you..

With the exception to any reasoning due to cost.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 25, 2019, 10:29:35 PM
Yes. I was agreeing with you..

With the exception to any reasoning due to cost.

Good :D Here's some cookies.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Evilunicorn on April 26, 2019, 02:17:09 AM
At my local target I've only seen the original 6, the rainbow ponies, and the wave with Glory. Still haven't gotten the second earth pony wave or the second rainbow wave. I want the second rainbow ponies already since I think I want a few but I always need to see them in person first  :huh:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on April 27, 2019, 10:16:36 AM
I daren't go into J.L. because if I see them in person I will probably end up getting all of them!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 27, 2019, 10:24:11 AM
I daren't go into J.L. because if I see them in person I will probably end up getting all of them!

Go! ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on April 30, 2019, 10:14:40 PM
I'm not sure how seriously to take this but I happened to be looking at Basic Fun's Facebook page and someone asked about retro Baby Ponies. Someone with Basic Fun replied "working on it"  Maybe this means we'll see baby ponies?



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on April 30, 2019, 10:18:17 PM
I'm not sure how seriously to take this but I happened to be looking at Basic Fun's Facebook page and someone asked about retro Baby Ponies. Someone with Basic Fun replied "working on it"  Maybe this means we'll see baby ponies?



Ponyfan

Yeesh, how many ideas do they have in the pipeline here? Are they really going to extend the licence or are these all on the planning room table waiting to be whittled down depending on reception from stores?

We still don't know if flutters are a go or not yet.

I rather imagine that TE would be...and so would babies, but then, babies with what accessories?
I am not really fussed either way on the early babies as most of my favourites didn't exist in the US and won't happen (Ribbon, Gusty, Lemon Drop) etc. But if they decided to make a regular baby shady I'd be up for it. I expect it would be glory, etc though...which is fine and I'd definitely buy them, but...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 01, 2019, 12:34:20 AM
They're thinking of Baby Glory, Baby Cotton Candy etc (for now).  At least, I know of them buying those ones.  :)  Will they actually go into production?   I hope so!   

I'd love to see them with their accessories BUT . . . on the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies they cut back from "brush and comb" to "just comb".  Cutting back on the accessories may be a cost saving measure for them?

I've heard it takes almost as much money to create mold for an accessory as it does for an actual pony.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: SummerSkye on May 01, 2019, 01:30:17 AM
Just checking in here since my Target has had the same collectors and first wave rainbows forever. Looks like I'm missing out. :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 01, 2019, 01:47:25 AM
Went to two Targets today in search of the World's Smallest Ponies but checked the retro areas as well.
Closest Target has had the same ponies out for the past few weeks: Medley, Sunlight (Scented), Butterscotch, and Parasol (Scented). I feel bad for that Medley honestly..
Second closest Target was completely empty! At least I know the y3 Rainbows are moving off the shelf here?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 01, 2019, 03:57:56 AM
Went to two Targets today in search of the World's Smallest Ponies but checked the retro areas as well.
Closest Target has had the same ponies out for the past few weeks: Medley, Sunlight (Scented), Butterscotch, and Parasol (Scented). I feel bad for that Medley honestly..
Second closest Target was completely empty! At least I know the y3 Rainbows are moving off the shelf here?

It breaks my heart to know somewhere in the world is a store with an unwanted Medley in it and I can't grab her and take her home.

Yeah. I know. I'm predictable.

@LM - this is interesting. I am assuming the same facebook group as mentioned before is now stalking their purchases.

Yeah, I can imagine that it would be awkward to make all their accessories.

The cut back on the brush for the 2nd set Rainbow ponies has had zero impact on pricing of the set over here in Europe. In the UK, the rainbows have been £3 more expensive than the others since the start (it looks like Medley and co will be £9.99, like the collector ponies), so the price has been lumped on us (and especially other European countries which are even MORE expensive) rather than the US. I don't really know why it's that way but I guess it's something to do with import duty and the Rainbows are shouldering the bulk of that cost....

I mean, I can see that a Rainbow pony, with different colours in the hair and such, may be more expensive to make in general, but import duty is the only reason I can fathom why there's a price difference here and not there.

Frankly since it means I get to have Tickle and Flutterbye in UK shops for the first time ever, I can live with it, but if its a cost cutting exercise, not giving the 2nd set rainbows brushes, the costs haven't been transferred to the buyers here. They're still £12.99 and at £12.99 are flying off the shelves.

I am also actually fine with the ponies all coming with basic combs if need be. I have more twitch about the unipeg set having stickers on their brushes than the  fact the 2nd set Rainbows are missing their brushes. If they made babies, I guess they now have enough of a range of brushes and combs to pick one of those and use it. And as for other accessories - maybe they already have a viable bottle mould or something from another product (like they used the SSC cat and apparently dog instead of creating a real one).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: gemini_pony on May 01, 2019, 09:09:42 AM
My target never gets these so I stopped trying.  It sucks because I really wanted them and only found 2.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: aria_elwen on May 01, 2019, 12:52:51 PM
Just to update UK collectors in the southwest (and possibly Wales)... Trago Mills has the scented rainbows in for £11.99 which is fantastic since the JL in Exeter doesn't have a toy department. :pout:

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 01, 2019, 01:50:52 PM
I'm slightly jealous of everyone who's Target is still restocking these. I'm about to give up as my two Target stores have only had Collector Ponies and Pretty Parlors on the shelves and although the CP did finally disappear new ponies haven't appeared in their places. I've only see the unicorn/pegasus set twice and have yet to find the 2nd Earth Ponies set or the 2nd Rainbow set.

@LM that's very interesting that they've bought some of the G1 babies.

The prices are still the same here for all of the ponies, at least the ones I have seen at Target have always been $9.99 (at Cracker Barrel there is a slight price increase as they are $13.99)


If babies are made I think a bottle as an accessory is a good possibility as all of the early babies came with bottles and they could just make the ring on the bottle different colors.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on May 01, 2019, 02:12:52 PM
Well I was able to find Seashell and Bubbles last week! :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Lilja on May 01, 2019, 02:26:48 PM
Been anticipating baby ponies for a while now! If they make them I hope they come with most of their original accessories, but I'm fairly certain at least something would get cut (maybe blankets or diapers/diaper boxes). Then again, if they're sold without any accessories at all (except probably comb or brush) they'd be cheaper and make for great custom fodder. :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 01, 2019, 04:17:29 PM
I don't really care if they come with their accessories. My daughter would at least want the bottles though.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 01, 2019, 04:30:41 PM
I'm slightly jealous of everyone who's Target is still restocking these. I'm about to give up as my two Target stores have only had Collector Ponies and Pretty Parlors on the shelves

It sucks that your area isn't getting these :( Time to resort to online??
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 01, 2019, 04:41:53 PM
If they do the Babies, how do you think the price will go? I'm assuming they might skip out on a lot of accessories (maybe keep the fabric diaper because all that requires is a cut and a hem and velcro vs making a whole new mold), and their smaller size makes me think that they're either going to be around $5 each or they'll just bundle two to three together.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 01, 2019, 06:25:06 PM
If they do the Babies, how do you think the price will go? I'm assuming they might skip out on a lot of accessories (maybe keep the fabric diaper because all that requires is a cut and a hem and velcro vs making a whole new mold), and their smaller size makes me think that they're either going to be around $5 each or they'll just bundle two to three together.

I would go for bundles with limited/no accessories.  Though it might be nice to have singles as an option, too, in case you only want a specific baby. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 01, 2019, 06:34:14 PM
Hopefully singles. We really just want Babies Surprise, Glory and Moondancer. She might want Baby Firefly.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on May 01, 2019, 06:52:00 PM
They're thinking of Baby Glory, Baby Cotton Candy etc (for now).  At least, I know of them buying those ones.  :)  Will they actually go into production?   I hope so!   

Baby CC - ah classic, adorable! I hope they really do go into production - I would buy multiples for sure! (As I have for Confetti lol)

Ooh, a Baby Glory unicorn mould - perfect to dye and customise as a cheeky wee Baby Gypsy - and not feel guilty!  :lol:

ETA -
getting husband to order Glory etc online for me YAY!!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 01, 2019, 08:44:24 PM
I'm slightly jealous of everyone who's Target is still restocking these. I'm about to give up as my two Target stores have only had Collector Ponies and Pretty Parlors on the shelves

It sucks that your area isn't getting these :( Time to resort to online??

Maybe. I’ve heard some bad stories about ordering them from Target.com though including the boxes having huge stickers on them that difficult to remove.
 
If they do the Babies, how do you think the price will go? I'm assuming they might skip out on a lot of accessories (maybe keep the fabric diaper because all that requires is a cut and a hem and velcro vs making a whole new mold), and their smaller size makes me think that they're either going to be around $5 each or they'll just bundle two to three together.

I forgot about the diaper. That would be really easy for Basic Fun to recreate . I’d love to see more than one baby pony in the package. I imagine that the larger accessories would be eliminated as well as the Baby necklaces.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lunar_scythe on May 01, 2019, 09:16:59 PM
I was just at Target today, I can't believe how hit and miss these are being stocked, haha...we seemed to have skipped From Collector Pose, right over the Unicorns/Pegs set and the Earth ponies, to the rainbows...and they have BOTH scented and unscented ones mixed in together.

For Cali collectors:  Turlock, CA has 3 or more of the Pretty Parlor and multiples of both sets of rainbows, the 1st set a few are scented and a few are unscented versions.

The really weird part?  According to the Target app and website, these are *not sold* at that store; so DON'T go off what the app and website say for availability, you might miss out!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: SilverLinedStars on May 01, 2019, 11:29:12 PM
I finally got my hands on a Moondancer but I had to resort to Amazon to order her. She is lovely! I only saw the unicorn / pegasus wave just once in my area at Target. It's all been collector ponies and the first wave of rainbow ponies. The latest wave of rainbow ponies showed up but they got snapped up pretty quickly. I did manage to pick up a Flutterbye - she's really pretty!! Looking at the chatter about the possibility of Twinkle Eye ponies - I'd want to get my hands on a Gingerbread and a Fizzy!!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 02, 2019, 06:43:37 AM
ETA -
getting husband to order Glory etc online for me YAY!!!

You realise that doesn't count when it comes to finding them in stores, right? XD Just because I haven't forgotten the challenge xD.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: gemini_pony on May 02, 2019, 11:05:00 AM
Aren't they wayyyy more online?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Lilja on May 02, 2019, 12:15:19 PM
I forgot about the diaper. That would be really easy for Basic Fun to recreate . I’d love to see more than one baby pony in the package. I imagine that the larger accessories would be eliminated as well as the Baby necklaces.

Aren't the accessories a big part of what people from the US remember the early baby ponies for though? Considering Basic Fun seem to target nostalgics, especially from a US perspective. In Europe we had most early babies sold on card with just a bottle, so things are different here. But as has been said, the retro line is very US-centric.

With Peachy and her parlor they mostly omitted the fabric and cardboard accessories. However, with Lemon Drop we've seen that they're also willing to make big compromises with the nostalgia to keep the item at a lower price point.

I guess it depends on what price point they want the babies to be. Lower, higher or the same price as adults. I think Basic Fun has been considering how to handle them for some time since we've had 5 sets of adult ponies (6 counting the upcoming flutters), and not a single baby pony has been announced so far.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 02, 2019, 02:16:44 PM
In the UK we had them only with the accessories ( but only cotton c, blossom and AJ and then the 4 the next year). But considering they have shifted things with Lemon Drop...I think they could do it again.

The idea of packs of 2 or a gift set might be nice. Though now I want newborn twins o.o

I imagine it is the accessory issue that has kept them to the working on it stage for this long.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 02, 2019, 02:19:46 PM
Aren't they wayyyy more online?
Oh for sure, most of the new ones are. I think some scalpers are drowning in the CP ponies, though, and I thiink the scented rainbows are readily avaliable online, and most people (in the US at least) have gotten them if they wanted them?
EDIT: Nvm. Applejack  (https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-applejack/-/A-53938029)and Seashell (https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-seashell/-/A-53938031) are both on Target's website avaliable for 2-day shipping for $10. I searched around but couldn't find Bubbles or Bowtie yet.
The World's Smallest MLP are also avaliable there. For retail price.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Evilunicorn on May 02, 2019, 07:59:31 PM
Anyone else's scented rainbow ponies starting to discolor? My Moonstone is yellowing really badly but the other two I got from that wave look perfectly fine still.   :pout:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 02, 2019, 09:14:38 PM
Anyone else's scented rainbow ponies starting to discolor? My Moonstone is yellowing really badly but the other two I got from that wave look perfectly fine still.   :pout:
I've been seeing discolored rainbows on the shelf since they got put up! I notice Moonstone gets it particularly bad, I had to pass up on several before I found a good quality one.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on May 02, 2019, 09:15:49 PM
ETA -
getting husband to order Glory etc online for me YAY!!!

You realise that doesn't count when it comes to finding them in stores, right? XD Just because I haven't forgotten the challenge xD.

Ah yes, I remember too,  :P but note: I am waiting to see if I can get Medley in-store  :ninja: and post photos of the shelf display  :biggrin:

I have lost faith in JL getting them any time soon and just wanted the white ones asap - and my kid wants Twilight - plus the decent price on Amazon Prime made me go for it !  :angel:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Evilunicorn on May 02, 2019, 09:55:31 PM
Anyone else's scented rainbow ponies starting to discolor? My Moonstone is yellowing really badly but the other two I got from that wave look perfectly fine still.   :pout:
I've been seeing discolored rainbows on the shelf since they got put up! I notice Moonstone gets it particularly bad, I had to pass up on several before I found a good quality one.
Good to know I'm not just unlucky! I guess I'll just have to live with a discolored pony and hope the other two don't end up the same way
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on May 02, 2019, 10:24:23 PM
Aren't they wayyyy more online?
No? :what: The scented Rainbows and Earth ponies are $9.99 from Target.com, and the Uni/Peg and Collector ponies are mostly between $10-13 on Amazon. (And Amazon even has a sale going on the scented Rainbow 5-pack for $30 which is really cheap IMO.) Only the 2nd edition Rainbows aren't available for retail online yet, but if you count the Arena as "online" then they're also just cost+shipping. ;)

Anyone else's scented rainbow ponies starting to discolor? My Moonstone is yellowing really badly but the other two I got from that wave look perfectly fine still.   :pout:

My English-boxed Moonstone yellowed horribly within weeks of buying her, but my bilingual-boxed Moonstone is still fine. But my bilingual-boxed Parasol did yellow (although not as bad) and her scent turned really gross and sour. :X I replaced her and Sunlight with their unscented versions. Windy and the pegs are all okay... for now. It's really a crapshoot, unfortunately.

I was never interested in the P&C babies or their little accessories, so I'm glad I'll have some breathing room in which to buy all the TEs next year. (Theoretically!) That is, assuming I can find a place to put all of them... :lookround:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 03, 2019, 12:09:43 AM
ETA -
getting husband to order Glory etc online for me YAY!!!

You realise that doesn't count when it comes to finding them in stores, right? XD Just because I haven't forgotten the challenge xD.

Ah yes, I remember too,  :P but note: I am waiting to see if I can get Medley in-store  :ninja: and post photos of the shelf display  :biggrin:


Haha yes!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on May 03, 2019, 07:57:42 PM
Yes two of mine are starting to discolor on them also. And they have not been removed from there boxes either nor sat in the sun! :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on May 04, 2019, 07:51:31 AM
I think you an clean the scent out. I see only my Starshine got a more yellow head while her body is still pure white.
I am thinking on trying oxy clean and sunfade the head.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 04, 2019, 12:01:00 PM
I think all the ponies that are available in stores in the UK to date are still available online but predominately through Amazon. CP set, and both sets of Rainbows except I can't find Tickle being sold by Amazon itself. And now the unipegs on preorder. Other stores though it's mostly just the CP unless it's a private store...

Whereas there are huge areas of this country where they don't seem to be stocking some sets well on shelves :/ Rainbows are really patchy in stores.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on May 04, 2019, 02:21:24 PM
Is there anyplace online to buy the UNscented Wave 1 Rainbows in the U.S.? All this talk of discoloration has scared me off of buying the scented ones. :( Such a shame, as I tend to really like scented toys...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: ranka on May 04, 2019, 05:11:56 PM
My husband got a 25 euro giftcard to Amazon.de but he doesn't want to use amazon so he gave it to me to buy retro ponies with. 😁💖 too bad they don't have Moondancer, she is the one I want most. 😢
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 04, 2019, 07:00:24 PM
Is there anyplace online to buy the UNscented Wave 1 Rainbows in the U.S.? All this talk of discoloration has scared me off of buying the scented ones. :( Such a shame, as I tend to really like scented toys...


Cracker Barrel is stocking the unscented Rainbow ponies in their restaurants/stores but I couldn't find them online. I'm going end up with 3 scented and 3 unscented unless I buy another set of unscented Rainbow Ponies.


Still no sign of new ponies at my local Target store and the space where they  should be has other stuff on the shelves although the MLP tags remain. I mangaged to look up Applejack through the Target app while I was in store and it said "Out of Stock" instead of "Not sold in store" Does this mean that there might be a new shipment of retro ponies on the way?



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: missbonbon on May 05, 2019, 12:22:44 AM
Is there anyplace online to buy the UNscented Wave 1 Rainbows in the U.S.? All this talk of discoloration has scared me off of buying the scented ones. :( Such a shame, as I tend to really like scented toys...


Cracker Barrel is stocking the unscented Rainbow ponies in their restaurants/stores but I couldn't find them online. I'm going end up with 3 scented and 3 unscented unless I buy another set of unscented Rainbow Ponies.


Still no sign of new ponies at my local Target store and the space where they  should be has other stuff on the shelves although the MLP tags remain. I mangaged to look up Applejack through the Target app while I was in store and it said "Out of Stock" instead of "Not sold in store" Does this mean that there might be a new shipment of retro ponies on the way?



Ponyfan


My Target has the new ones in stock but online it shows “not sold in this store”. I don’t get how they keep inventory of them because of this difference.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on May 05, 2019, 12:30:31 AM
Is there anyplace online to buy the UNscented Wave 1 Rainbows in the U.S.? All this talk of discoloration has scared me off of buying the scented ones. :( Such a shame, as I tend to really like scented toys...


Cracker Barrel is stocking the unscented Rainbow ponies in their restaurants/stores but I couldn't find them online. I'm going end up with 3 scented and 3 unscented unless I buy another set of unscented Rainbow Ponies.


Still no sign of new ponies at my local Target store and the space where they  should be has other stuff on the shelves although the MLP tags remain. I mangaged to look up Applejack through the Target app while I was in store and it said "Out of Stock" instead of "Not sold in store" Does this mean that there might be a new shipment of retro ponies on the way?



Ponyfan


My Target has the new ones in stock but online it shows “not sold in this store”. I don’t get how they keep inventory of them because of this difference.

It says that for all targets, for most ponies.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 05, 2019, 05:57:25 PM
I've found my unscented first-set Rainbow ponies at Target.  But it does depend on your individual Target . . . I guess my advice would be to check with all your nearby local Targets.  You can call them up first.  Just be very specific about asking the employees to look at the box for the word "scented".
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on May 05, 2019, 06:10:43 PM
I'm hoping I'll start finding them at flea markets this year (but I feel like it's too soon!)

I am worried I missed my opportunity for seashell.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 05, 2019, 08:22:57 PM
I fear I will miss the 2nd set of Earth ponies and Rainbows. :sad:



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 05, 2019, 08:24:26 PM
I fear I will miss the 2nd set of Earth ponies and Rainbows. :sad:



Ponyfan

I think you should stage a pony in at your local Target. Take a few suitcases of ponies and blockade until they restock...

;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 05, 2019, 09:22:08 PM
I fear I will miss the 2nd set of Earth ponies and Rainbows. :sad:



Ponyfan

I think you should stage a pony in at your local Target. Take a few suitcases of ponies and blockade until they restock...

;)

Great idea! :cheer: :cheer: *begins packing suitcases full of ponies*

What worries me is they were really great at restocking at first. As soon as one set sold another set would take its place but it’s been a few weeks since the last CP ponies sold and unless someone is buying the full set the moment it’s put out  (and that might be happening) they seem to have stopped stocking new sets. I’m afraid as long as it took those CP ponies to sell and the fact that they’re overstocked on Pretty Parlors/Peachy sets my local Target might have decided the retro ponies weren’t profitable.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Squirtsquirt on May 05, 2019, 11:27:04 PM
I haven't even seen ponies in my Targets for a while, so I'm wondering that too...are they just slow to stock or not getting them at all?

I really wanted that new wave of ponies as well, since the scented ones just seem to have too many issues and those lingered here way too long.  I guess if I don't find them, it's just not meant to be...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on May 06, 2019, 12:42:30 AM
I haven't even seen ponies in my Targets for a while, so I'm wondering that too...are they just slow to stock or not getting them at all?

I really wanted that new wave of ponies as well, since the scented ones just seem to have too many issues and those lingered here way too long.  I guess if I don't find them, it's just not meant to be...

Eh. If you are still in the Akron area-- I've seen pretty much most of them at Arlington at some point. Pretty sure there were some still last week. North Canton has a ton of Bubbles and Seashell. But there's also Chapel Hill, Stow, and Fairlawn close by? There's a ton of Targets in this area XD


ETA: 2 confetti's at Arlington (Wednesday).

Do you want me to keep an eye out for something?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Silversnow on May 06, 2019, 09:05:34 AM
Woohoo! Thank you for the heads up!

I got them! I got them! and they're soo lovely!  :lol: :lol: Maaan, are they beautiful!  :biggrin: :biggrin: I wanted to share my joy by showing you some pics but they don't make any justice to these beauties. A special thanks to Bibi whose incredible help has made my dreams come true by getting me the second wave Rainbow Ponies.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Also, I would like to share with you all the place where I got the 4 Classic Set and some UNscented Rainbow ponies: www.coolstuff.com (http://www.coolstuff.com), is a Swedish store, ponies are 15.90 Euros each BUT shipping is free if an order over 49 euros is placed, which you do if you order the set. They ship worldwide by DHL (I got mines in three days!)
 the ponies are here: https://php.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro-Earth-Ponies and here: https://www.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro/16662?_ga=2.4184560.1798040535.1555496889-1814898610.1555496889
An important thing to note is that you can actually check the stock for each pony.

I hope this might help to all those European folks who haven't had the chance to get them or won't be vey likely to in their home countries (mine for instance).  :) ^.^ :biggrin:

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 06, 2019, 08:18:05 PM
Target had:
-Medley, seen earlier
-Butterscotch, seen earlier
-TWO Sunlights. I had only seen one earlier
Looks like someone picked up the Parasol. I really hope they at least get the 3rd year rainbows in if not the earth set. I'd love to have a Tickle outside of her box.
Also no sight of the Fash'ems...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 07, 2019, 06:26:26 AM
How widespread are the Mashems in the US right now? Are they just creeping through region by region? It's taken a while for them to spread across stores here too.

I think it's ironic that we've had 2nd set rainbows already but not yet unicorns and pegasus ponies, or unscented 1st set rainbows.

I still wonder if we will get Bow Tie's set.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on May 07, 2019, 04:03:37 PM
I fear I will miss the 2nd set of Earth ponies and Rainbows. :sad:



Ponyfan

I am not sure about the rainbows, but I can definitely get you a set of the Earth ponies if you want me to.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 07, 2019, 04:26:38 PM
I've never even seen the Mane Six / G4 Fash'Ems.  I don't know if my Target doesn't stock them, or if they do stock them but I haven't found where.

Didn't someone mention finding one of the G1 retro ones in GameStop?  Maybe that's where they are?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 07, 2019, 06:19:29 PM
I've never even seen the Mane Six / G4 Fash'Ems.  I don't know if my Target doesn't stock them, or if they do stock them but I haven't found where.

Didn't someone mention finding one of the G1 retro ones in GameStop?  Maybe that's where they are?

If it helps the G1 ones are sold under the Mashems name, rather than Fashems.

I would be willing to try picking them up for people if they wanted but if they're out in the US then they're probably gonna be cheaper to get there :)

With the Rainbows, I would expect there to be a fresh batch of the 2nd set ones when Pinwheel and Starflower finally join the party. Even in the US that seems likely, as they seem the least widespread over there. Just because we're odd and have them first and out of sequence means nothing -they're not meant to be here either till July >.>.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 07, 2019, 07:52:20 PM
I fear I will miss the 2nd set of Earth ponies and Rainbows. :sad:



Ponyfan

I am not sure about the rainbows, but I can definitely get you a set of the Earth ponies if you want me to.


I'd love to take you up on that but my budget is pretty limited right now.


I haven't see the G1 Mashems in my area either.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Raindrop on May 09, 2019, 01:34:48 AM
I saw retro G1 Mashems in Best Buy (Utah,USA).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on May 09, 2019, 02:00:17 AM
I'd love to take you up on that but my budget is pretty limited right now.


I haven't see the G1 Mashems in my area either.


Ponyfan

No worries :) If anything changes, let me know. I was there tonight and they had all of the earth ponies.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 09, 2019, 02:22:53 AM
I'd love to take you up on that but my budget is pretty limited right now.


I haven't see the G1 Mashems in my area either.


Ponyfan

No worries :) If anything changes, let me know. I was there tonight and they had all of the earth ponies.



I will. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 10, 2019, 06:02:49 AM
Guess who going to order two Flutterbye on Monday from Amazon.uk?

I wish they would do Big Brother ponies
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 10, 2019, 07:51:46 AM
Two huh? Who is the second going to be or are you just keeping 2?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 10, 2019, 09:01:57 AM
Two huh? Who is the second going to be or are you just keeping 2?

Haven’t decided on who the second one is going to be. I’m torn between Heart Throb and a alternative to So Soft Twilight (won’t be a so soft version)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 10, 2019, 11:49:43 AM
Maybe wait for a retro Tickle to get on amazon to do an alt Twilight...? Her colour is pretty close :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 10, 2019, 12:21:02 PM
Maybe wait for a retro Tickle to get on amazon to do an alt Twilight...? Her colour is pretty close :)

She’s on Amazon.uk Tickle but it will take her 1 to 3 weeks to come
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on May 10, 2019, 06:20:37 PM
Still no sign of anything new in Canada...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 11, 2019, 06:29:37 PM
I found the Earth ponies at my Target today!  :faint: :faint: I figured they wouldn't have anything new but there was a full set of the 4 ponies with an extra Seashell and Applejack.  Bubbles, Seashell and Applejack came home wtih me.  No sign of the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies though. I also saw the World's Smallest Ponies, one of each set.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 11, 2019, 06:33:52 PM
I found the Earth ponies at my Target today!  :faint: :faint: I figured they wouldn't have anything new but there was a full set of the 4 ponies with an extra Seashell and Applejack.  Bubbles, Seashell and Applejack came home wtih me.  No sign of the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies though. I also saw the World's Smallest Ponies, one of each set.

Ponyfan

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 11, 2019, 09:15:04 PM
I found the Earth ponies at my Target today!  :faint: :faint: I figured they wouldn't have anything new but there was a full set of the 4 ponies with an extra Seashell and Applejack.  Bubbles, Seashell and Applejack came home wtih me.  No sign of the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies though. I also saw the World's Smallest Ponies, one of each set.

Ponyfan

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:




Thanks Taffeta. I was really surprised to see them there. :shocked:


I had the same trouble with the Target app as others. The app told me they were "Out of Stock" when they were actually sitting on the shelves.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on May 11, 2019, 10:34:39 PM
I found the Earth ponies at my Target today!  :faint: :faint: I figured they wouldn't have anything new but there was a full set of the 4 ponies with an extra Seashell and Applejack.  Bubbles, Seashell and Applejack came home wtih me.  No sign of the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies though. I also saw the World's Smallest Ponies, one of each set.

Ponyfan

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:




Thanks Taffeta. I was really surprised to see them there. :shocked:


I had the same trouble with the Target app as others. The app told me they were "Out of Stock" when they were actually sitting on the shelves.


Ponyfan

Target doesn't show the store inventory for retro My Little Ponies. You have to go in person (or maybe call?) to check.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Gator on May 12, 2019, 08:26:19 AM
Finally found the classic earth ponies in my neighborhood.  I bought Bubbles and Seashell.  I really wanted a dark Bowtie, but the ones we got aren't.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: PoserBeachball on May 13, 2019, 02:05:14 PM
Maybe wait for a retro Tickle to get on amazon to do an alt Twilight...? Her colour is pretty close :)

She’s on Amazon.uk Tickle but it will take her 1 to 3 weeks to come

If you are looking for a Tickle in the UK try Fivelittlediamonds (they have a website and are also on ebay)

Ordered one end of last week and she arrived this morning.
She's lovely - strong bright colours.
I can only compare her with the original Italian pony as she's the only one I have - Repro-gal's body is more 'saturated' lilac, and she's slightly bigger - but my 80s gal may be faded/greyed out
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Tracks on May 13, 2019, 02:11:36 PM

I wish they would do Big Brother ponies

That would be amazing wouldn't it!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 13, 2019, 11:20:28 PM
Went to target. Still no unicorns or pegasus. Only earth ponies and rainbows. Bowtie was there though. I was tempted.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Saber on May 15, 2019, 07:19:04 AM
Ok I haven't collected ponies in years but I saw this thread and you've all got me about to go hunting for these tomorrow! My Target really didn't have much MLP stuff the last time I was there so I hope they'll have at least one of them!  :lol:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 15, 2019, 01:29:18 PM
Ok I haven't collected ponies in years but I saw this thread and you've all got me about to go hunting for these tomorrow! My Target really didn't have much MLP stuff the last time I was there so I hope they'll have at least one of them!  :lol:

Another innocent soul has been corrupted to the cause O.O
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on May 16, 2019, 05:25:41 PM
Went to target. Still no unicorns or pegasus. Only earth ponies and rainbows. Bowtie was there though. I was tempted.

I sent you a pm! :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on May 17, 2019, 07:15:03 PM
Spotted Medley last weekend and she was the lone pony on the shelf but I left her. She was still there this morning so I snapped her up. The Pretty Parlor has been restocked and the tags for the ponies are still there, looks like a case of restocking.

I never had her as a kid, my BFF did and am so happy to have her in my herd. She'll probably stay MIB because I love how she looks in her box. And I'll take the moment to say since childhood I called her Melody because it was easier for me to say and it's stuck. :lol:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on May 18, 2019, 01:01:38 AM
Made the trip into Target today.  They had 1 Bubbles, 1 Bow Tie, 2 Applejacks and 7 Seashells.  I needed Bubbles and Bow Tie so I grabbed those two and two of the Seashells for future customs (plus I really want them to get the next wave of Rainbows so the old waves need to move along to make room for the next set).  I don't know why my Target has so many of Seashell.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 18, 2019, 05:40:15 PM
Spotted Medley last weekend and she was the lone pony on the shelf but I left her. She was still there this morning so I snapped her up. The Pretty Parlor has been restocked and the tags for the ponies are still there, looks like a case of restocking.

I never had her as a kid, my BFF did and am so happy to have her in my herd. She'll probably stay MIB because I love how she looks in her box. And I'll take the moment to say since childhood I called her Melody because it was easier for me to say and it's stuck. :lol:


I used to call her Melody too. :)


My Target only had 1 Bowtie and 1 Bluebelle today. They were also sold out of the World's Smallest Pony sets.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 18, 2019, 05:43:22 PM
Spotted Medley last weekend and she was the lone pony on the shelf but I left her. She was still there this morning so I snapped her up. The Pretty Parlor has been restocked and the tags for the ponies are still there, looks like a case of restocking.

I never had her as a kid, my BFF did and am so happy to have her in my herd. She'll probably stay MIB because I love how she looks in her box. And I'll take the moment to say since childhood I called her Melody because it was easier for me to say and it's stuck. :lol:


I used to call her Melody too. :)


My Target only had 1 Bowtie and 1 Bluebelle today. They were also sold out of the World's Smallest Pony sets.


Ponyfan


Gasp! Heathens! *runs away*

xD

I weirdly never did that. Even as a four year old. I guess I was really specific because I liked her. THen Melody came out and it was like, wait, Medley and now Melody too? Are you trying to say something, Hasbro..??

Medley is a nicer name in my opinion :) Oh, I know, I am so biased. It's almost June :D Please let her come here soon.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: HollowZero on May 18, 2019, 07:24:22 PM
Got Confetti and Tickle in Target yesterday - friend talked me into it. Was gonna just leave with Confetti but oh well. They're really amazing in box.

Really wanted Starflower and Pinwheel but I suppose they haven't shown yet? Where's Glory and Moondancer's set?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on May 18, 2019, 10:02:03 PM
Really wanted Starflower and Pinwheel but I suppose they haven't shown yet? Where's Glory and Moondancer's set?
If you are in the US, we are expecting Starflower and Pinwheel soon, but not quite yet. Chronologically, the UniPeg set would have been the one released right before the Earth+Y3 Rainbows, so they should have been out end of 2018/early 2019. Their release was somewhat spotty...I know I only saw the set restocked twice total in my store, so I had to buy them all at once. I don't think they're on the Target website, but they should be on some third party's.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 18, 2019, 10:04:40 PM
Got Confetti and Tickle in Target yesterday - friend talked me into it. Was gonna just leave with Confetti but oh well. They're really amazing in box.

Really wanted Starflower and Pinwheel but I suppose they haven't shown yet? Where's Glory and Moondancer's set?

A friend of mine ordered Moondancer from Amazon.  I also saw Medley and Firefly on there.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on May 18, 2019, 11:29:28 PM
I’ve seen the Glory set three times at two different stores.
While I’ve only seen the second set of rainbows once.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 19, 2019, 05:13:27 AM
Spotted Medley last weekend and she was the lone pony on the shelf but I left her. She was still there this morning so I snapped her up. The Pretty Parlor has been restocked and the tags for the ponies are still there, looks like a case of restocking.

I never had her as a kid, my BFF did and am so happy to have her in my herd. She'll probably stay MIB because I love how she looks in her box. And I'll take the moment to say since childhood I called her Melody because it was easier for me to say and it's stuck. :lol:


I used to call her Melody too. :)


My Target only had 1 Bowtie and 1 Bluebelle today. They were also sold out of the World's Smallest Pony sets.


Ponyfan


Gasp! Heathens! *runs away*

xD

I weirdly never did that. Even as a four year old. I guess I was really specific because I liked her. THen Melody came out and it was like, wait, Medley and now Melody too? Are you trying to say something, Hasbro..??

Medley is a nicer name in my opinion :) Oh, I know, I am so biased. It's almost June :D Please let her come here soon.

Your both heathens. Clearly her name is Medlody.

 :silly:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 19, 2019, 08:48:35 AM
Spotted Medley last weekend and she was the lone pony on the shelf but I left her. She was still there this morning so I snapped her up. The Pretty Parlor has been restocked and the tags for the ponies are still there, looks like a case of restocking.

I never had her as a kid, my BFF did and am so happy to have her in my herd. She'll probably stay MIB because I love how she looks in her box. And I'll take the moment to say since childhood I called her Melody because it was easier for me to say and it's stuck. :lol:


I used to call her Melody too. :)


My Target only had 1 Bowtie and 1 Bluebelle today. They were also sold out of the World's Smallest Pony sets.


Ponyfan


Gasp! Heathens! *runs away*

xD

I weirdly never did that. Even as a four year old. I guess I was really specific because I liked her. THen Melody came out and it was like, wait, Medley and now Melody too? Are you trying to say something, Hasbro..??

Medley is a nicer name in my opinion :) Oh, I know, I am so biased. It's almost June :D Please let her come here soon.

Your both heathens. Clearly her name is Medlody.

 :silly:
:throw:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: joey on May 20, 2019, 06:06:00 PM
I’ve been checking the target website for ages trying to catch the earth ponies in stock.

All four earth ponies were in stock on the target website this morning and I ordered them to my friends place in the states! (Shipping to Canada was as much as the four together ughhh)

Now I can’t wait to get them shipped to me up here lol

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: aria_elwen on May 21, 2019, 07:51:14 PM
Another update for UK collectors. Debenhams online has the collectors ponies, pretty parlour and the scented rainbows for sale. I'm not sure if it means they'll be getting them in the shops though.

It popped up in a google images search for something completely different. :blink:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 23, 2019, 04:26:25 PM
Guess who’s going to pre order Glory and Moondancer on Monday?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on May 23, 2019, 04:38:35 PM
Another update for UK collectors. Debenhams online has the collectors ponies, pretty parlour and the scented rainbows for sale. I'm not sure if it means they'll be getting them in the shops though.

It popped up in a google images search for something completely different. :blink:


Awesome!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on May 23, 2019, 06:06:32 PM
I apologize, I know this has been answered before, but I forget: When should we start seeing Pinwheel and Starflower in stores (roughly)?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Strawberrysweets on May 23, 2019, 06:16:32 PM
The scandanavien site CDON finally updated some of the new retro ponies so its confirmed that Flutterbye, Confetti, Tickle and Trickles is coming out soon. Hoped the pretty parlor would gotten a picture too soon  :(

Post Merge: May 23, 2019, 06:16:55 PM

I apologize, I know this has been answered before, but I forget: When should we start seeing Pinwheel and Starflower in stores (roughly)?

September if I am not wrong
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on May 23, 2019, 06:28:39 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 23, 2019, 09:18:05 PM
Thank you :)

The Sept date came from the French packages, so it's possible they might show in the US before then.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Mlp Sunsparkle on May 25, 2019, 10:12:36 AM
I apologise if this has already been posted, but the unicorn and pegasus set is on the smyths website! All out of stock but the description has the right names so I don’t think it’s a mix up!

Does anyone know where to get bubble’s set in the U.K.?

Sunsparkle x
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on May 25, 2019, 12:02:15 PM
The shelf tags for the retro ponies have disappeared from my Target store. The only one left is the one for the Pretty Parlor. I did find 1 Bluebelle and one Bowtie(Bowtie was hanging out with the G4 ponies)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on May 25, 2019, 10:09:53 PM
I apologise if this has already been posted, but the unicorn and pegasus set is on the smyths website! All out of stock but the description has the right names so I don’t think it’s a mix up!

Does anyone know where to get bubble’s set in the U.K.?

Sunsparkle x

Awesome :D Smyths are supposed to get them so that's good news.

UK doesn't seem to be stocking Bubbles' set at the moment, and there's been no intel that it will be offered here for sure as they weren't shown at the toy fair. There's the swedish site listed somewhere above that you can get them from quite reasonably. My sister got Bow Tie and I've had AJ and Seashell from there with no problems. I think other people have bought from them too. Coolstuff or something like that??
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Stellaluna on May 31, 2019, 04:37:09 AM
I'm trying to get my niece a bunch of ponies for her birthday and I'm trying to get her a good mix of colors, poses and types. At Target today I got Confetti, Tickle, and the Pretty Parlor. I really wanted to include Sunbeam and Bubbles too, but couldn't find any at either Target in my area - not even on the Target website! So I was just wondering if they still even sell those two in stores. I'm not about to start buying secondhand because I see that they're already going for much higher than retail.

If anything this is a good sign that Basic Fun is doing well though! Honestly I love these sets so much I'd collect them myself if I had the space. It's so exciting to see them in such lovely vintage packaging looking all beautiful, clean, and vibrant! Honestly it's almost surreal - like something out of a dream.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: gemini_pony on May 31, 2019, 07:36:01 AM
I checked here they really are not sold at all where I live :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on May 31, 2019, 07:00:47 PM
I'm trying to get my niece a bunch of ponies for her birthday and I'm trying to get her a good mix of colors, poses and types. At Target today I got Confetti, Tickle, and the Pretty Parlor. I really wanted to include Sunbeam and Bubbles too, but couldn't find any at either Target in my area - not even on the Target website! So I was just wondering if they still even sell those two in stores. I'm not about to start buying secondhand because I see that they're already going for much higher than retail.

If anything this is a good sign that Basic Fun is doing well though! Honestly I love these sets so much I'd collect them myself if I had the space. It's so exciting to see them in such lovely vintage packaging looking all beautiful, clean, and vibrant! Honestly it's almost surreal - like something out of a dream.

They are still restocking the Bubbles sets at my Target. I am in WNY.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 31, 2019, 07:23:34 PM
I need to order them from Target's online store.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on May 31, 2019, 08:42:14 PM
I checked here they really are not sold at all where I live :(

You have to go FIRST THING in the morning when they are stocking the floor (like 7am) and I have had much luck that way.  Also look everywhere as sometimes they are crammed in weird places like in the toddler toy section (that is where I found them)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on May 31, 2019, 09:22:23 PM
I checked here they really are not sold at all where I live :(

You have to go FIRST THING in the morning when they are stocking the floor (like 7am) and I have had much luck that way.  Also look everywhere as sometimes they are crammed in weird places like in the toddler toy section (that is where I found them)

Wow. I just feel like it shouldn’t be this hard to buy a new MLP. XD Do you think Basic Fun will increase production numbers for future lines, what with all the apparent demand?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on June 01, 2019, 01:52:22 AM
I wish these were available in Canada :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 01, 2019, 02:07:36 AM
I wish these were available in Canada :(
         
Me too! Oh it is frustrating. We are a very small group!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: PinkRosedust on June 01, 2019, 07:03:14 PM
I'm trying to get my niece a bunch of ponies for her birthday and I'm trying to get her a good mix of colors, poses and types. At Target today I got Confetti, Tickle, and the Pretty Parlor. I really wanted to include Sunbeam and Bubbles too, but couldn't find any at either Target in my area - not even on the Target website! So I was just wondering if they still even sell those two in stores. I'm not about to start buying secondhand because I see that they're already going for much higher than retail.

If anything this is a good sign that Basic Fun is doing well though! Honestly I love these sets so much I'd collect them myself if I had the space. It's so exciting to see them in such lovely vintage packaging looking all beautiful, clean, and vibrant! Honestly it's almost surreal - like something out of a dream.

The Earth ponies set has only been out since around the beginning of this year so you should be able to find them if you keep checking I would think. As for the Pegasus and Unicorn set, I don't know about other people but I only saw them a couple times and the last time was several months ago. Maybe it's just my area but they seem to be really hard to get. Personally I'm still holding out hope that they will be more widely distributed in the coming months. I mean, Targets I've been to do still seem to be restocking the original 6 so I feel like it would make sense that other sets would be out longer. I hope.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 01, 2019, 07:19:46 PM
I checked Target today and they had restocked the Earth Ponies set and the CP set. No sign of the set with Confetti. I think my Target won't restock the unicorn/Pegasus set. I haven't seen them for months either.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 01, 2019, 07:42:13 PM
I feel like the Unicorn / Pegasus set was experiencing the Second Wave Curse, where a lot of retailers had ordered enough of the 1st set of Rainbow ponies (which had the same product number) that they didn't run out of them for a long time . . . By the time they finally did run out the 2nd set of Rainbow ponies (which ALSO has the same product number) was almost available.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 01, 2019, 10:41:37 PM
I'm trying to get my niece a bunch of ponies for her birthday and I'm trying to get her a good mix of colors, poses and types. At Target today I got Confetti, Tickle, and the Pretty Parlor. I really wanted to include Sunbeam and Bubbles too, but couldn't find any at either Target in my area - not even on the Target website! So I was just wondering if they still even sell those two in stores. I'm not about to start buying secondhand because I see that they're already going for much higher than retail.

If anything this is a good sign that Basic Fun is doing well though! Honestly I love these sets so much I'd collect them myself if I had the space. It's so exciting to see them in such lovely vintage packaging looking all beautiful, clean, and vibrant! Honestly it's almost surreal - like something out of a dream.

The Earth ponies set has only been out since around the beginning of this year so you should be able to find them if you keep checking I would think. As for the Pegasus and Unicorn set, I don't know about other people but I only saw them a couple times and the last time was several months ago. Maybe it's just my area but they seem to be really hard to get. Personally I'm still holding out hope that they will be more widely distributed in the coming months. I mean, Targets I've been to do still seem to be restocking the original 6 so I feel like it would make sense that other sets would be out longer. I hope.

Not just your area
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Stellaluna on June 01, 2019, 11:14:43 PM
I checked Target today and they had restocked the Earth Ponies set and the CP set. No sign of the set with Confetti. I think my Target won't restock the unicorn/Pegasus set. I haven't seen them for months either.
Yeah, Saturday strikes me as an odd time to restock shelves. Most retail chains are short-staffed, so where do they find the time on their busiest day? Either way, it's true! They restocked at my Target too. There is now two Seashells, two Applejacks, a Bowtie, and a Bubbles. So I snatched Bubbles up pronto!

Now I can send my niece a nice colorful birthday mail filled with ponies - specifically Peachy, Confetti, Tickle, and Bubbles. My sis tells me she is obsessed with anything relating to horses, ponies, and unicorns right now... so I'm sure she'll love these. The best thing is with so many of them being made so far, I could totally send her a new addition for her collection for every major holiday. I hope Basic Fun keeps doing this forever, haha!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on June 02, 2019, 03:59:55 AM
I'm losing hope that we'll get these in Canada  :cry: So I caved and ordered the uni/peg set from amazon US. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 02, 2019, 04:04:20 AM
I'm losing hope that we'll get these in Canada  :cry: So I caved and ordered the uni/peg set from amazon US.

It seems very strange to me that Canada isn’t getting these. :blink: I hope future waves will be released over there, at any rate.

Either way, congrats on your new ponies!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 04, 2019, 05:00:50 AM
I don’t know what Amazon.uk is playing at I ordered Moondancer and a Glory from them last Monday and they haven’t dispatched them. Did they just give them to other people because they’re now temporarily out of stock. I brought them and I should get them not some other person.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 04, 2019, 08:22:09 AM
I don’t know what Amazon.uk is playing at I ordered Moondancer and a Glory from them last Monday and they haven’t dispatched them. Did they just give them to other people because they’re now temporarily out of stock. I brought them and I should get them not some other person.

This has happened before with retros on preorder. I suspect there was a delay in them receiving the stock and so that's now passed on to you. Has the ETA changed on your order?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 04, 2019, 09:04:40 AM
I don’t know what Amazon.uk is playing at I ordered Moondancer and a Glory from them last Monday and they haven’t dispatched them. Did they just give them to other people because they’re now temporarily out of stock. I brought them and I should get them not some other person.

This has happened before with retros on preorder. I suspect there was a delay in them receiving the stock and so that's now passed on to you. Has the ETA changed on your order?

It says this on the order

Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We'll notify you via e-mail as soon as we have an estimated delivery date.

I bet they gave the ones I pre ordered to some other person, or someone got greedy and purchased them all to sell.

 Baby Glory and Moondancer have been waiting a long long long long long long time for their mothers.

I'm very very upset and angry at them.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 04, 2019, 09:44:45 AM
I doubt it is that. They get the stock from the US and the same thing happened with the rainbows as well at first. The release date for these is I think meant to be July so I guess they got their dates wrong and were a bit too ambitious.

Fingers crossed they are in stock soon.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bladed on June 04, 2019, 01:33:51 PM
oh dear, i do hope this gets resolved quickly :( i wanted to get one of the unipegs for my cousins birthday.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 04, 2019, 02:40:08 PM
Just hope they don’t come when I’m on holiday
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 05, 2019, 10:27:29 PM
Hey... Has anyone opened up a Basic Fun pony to see if they decided to go for total accuracy and use metal washers? XD
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 06, 2019, 01:31:50 AM
Hey... Has anyone opened up a Basic Fun pony to see if they decided to go for total accuracy and use metal washers? XD
I opened up a Skydancer! I can't quite remember if they did or not but I'm fairly certain they did.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 06, 2019, 04:51:37 AM
Hey... Has anyone opened up a Basic Fun pony to see if they decided to go for total accuracy and use metal washers? XD

I opened up my double Flutterbye (going to beTwilight), and it does have the metal washer in
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 06, 2019, 03:19:23 PM
*Sigh* That’s one aspect of G1 I could have lived without. :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: MimicPower on June 06, 2019, 07:17:46 PM
*Sigh* That’s one aspect of G1 I could have lived without. :P
110% Agree. There are many ways to solve it.

By the way, I can't wait for Phinwheel and Starflower.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: PrincessNikki on June 08, 2019, 12:58:20 PM
i still haven't seen any of the wave 2 rainbow ponies in my area yet. still waiting for the other ones to sell. I wonder if these retro ponies would sell better if they were put in the G4 MLP section? Oh well.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 08, 2019, 08:27:25 PM
My Target Applejack, Seashell and Bowtie in stock today along with 2 CP Bluebelles. I bought Bowtie. :) Still no sign of the set with Confetti at my Target. The shelf tag said $9.99 but Bowtie rang up for $8.49  I hope this doesn't mean my store is trying to get rid of them


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 08, 2019, 09:52:29 PM
Don't worry, it's not just your store. All Targets (and target.com) have been selling them at $8.49 lately. And the Pretty Parlor at $12.99. Hopefully they're just making room in preparation for new stock this summer. :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: 1983Baby on June 09, 2019, 01:24:14 AM
I finally found Flutterbye in NJ!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Barnacle_lady on June 09, 2019, 10:57:43 AM
Unfortunately no sign of these ponies in The Netherlands. So last week I traded at a German convention for a scented Parasol in French package. I wasn't able to unpack her yet but one week later her neck is stained. I know I was warned about the the quality because of the scent but is there something to get rid of the stains? Will acetone do? Otherwise I might pass her on to someone not that picky.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on June 11, 2019, 06:44:13 PM
Soo, I have been away for a while, and still I was trying to keep track on the release of Moondancer/ Glory set. But I never really found them, and now it seems like I missed them completely. Anyone know if they are still sold? The first set of rainbows are still out here, but not the Glory set...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 11, 2019, 07:09:35 PM
Soo, I have been away for a while, and still I was trying to keep track on the release of Moondancer/ Glory set. But I never really found them, and now it seems like I missed them completely. Anyone know if they are still sold? The first set of rainbows are still out here, but not the Glory set...
I think these had the wave 2 distribution curse...I haven't seen any since my Target sold out, but I think they're avaliable online at least and not for too ridiculous prices? Could be wrong on that as well.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 11, 2019, 07:48:36 PM
Soo, I have been away for a while, and still I was trying to keep track on the release of Moondancer/ Glory set. But I never really found them, and now it seems like I missed them completely. Anyone know if they are still sold? The first set of rainbows are still out here, but not the Glory set...

Moondancer and Glory have come and gone in the US, but I think they're scheduled to be released this summer in the UK, so maybe don't lose hope yet. I have no idea what the plans are for Norway, but they might still show up for you too?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 11, 2019, 09:19:21 PM
Soo, I have been away for a while, and still I was trying to keep track on the release of Moondancer/ Glory set. But I never really found them, and now it seems like I missed them completely. Anyone know if they are still sold? The first set of rainbows are still out here, but not the Glory set...

I wouldn't worry too much because I don't think Europe operates in the same order as the US is. We had the rainbows (2nd set) in March which was totally backwards and we haven't had the earth set you've had, but we've sort of got clues about the unipegs in June/July here and they're now (out of stock but) showing at Amazon and on Smyths' site here. So probably if they're due a summer release here there's a good chance they are there as well?

The proper date for the 2nd set of rainbows is also meant to be July here (and the two unicorns later, possibly September if same as France) but they were the first to arrive. I think it all depends on how they decide to stock.

I finally saw the parlour in person in a store in town for the first the other day...and that's meant to have been out here since February, so it all seems very fluid.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2019, 07:31:03 PM
My Target had 3 Seashells, 2 Applejacks and 2 Bluebelles today.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on June 16, 2019, 03:16:28 AM
I wanted to give a very BIG HEADS UP!!!! If your still looking for the Rainbow set I found them on sale!!!

https://www.kaplantoys.com/product/147499A/retro-my-little-pony-rainbow-collection-set-of-6?c=15%7CKTPP05

You can get the full set of 6 for $52.95 and FREE shipping on orders over $50.00! :frolic: :frolic: :enthralled: :enthralled: :happy: :happy:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 16, 2019, 04:00:07 AM
I wanted to give a very BIG HEADS UP!!!! If your still looking for the Rainbow set I found them on sale!!!

https://www.kaplantoys.com/product/147499A/retro-my-little-pony-rainbow-collection-set-of-6?c=15%7CKTPP05

You can get the full set of 6 for $52.95 and FREE shipping on orders over $50.00! :frolic: :frolic: :enthralled: :enthralled: :happy: :happy:

Ooh! Those are the unscented versions, right? :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on June 16, 2019, 04:49:03 PM
I wanted to give a very BIG HEADS UP!!!! If your still looking for the Rainbow set I found them on sale!!!

https://www.kaplantoys.com/product/147499A/retro-my-little-pony-rainbow-collection-set-of-6?c=15%7CKTPP05

You can get the full set of 6 for $52.95 and FREE shipping on orders over $50.00! :frolic: :frolic: :enthralled: :enthralled: :happy: :happy:

Ooh! Those are the unscented versions, right? :D

I am really not sure, When I ordered them last year they came scented. But they were out of stock for a while. So these could be unscented?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on June 18, 2019, 07:10:52 PM
Soo, I have been away for a while, and still I was trying to keep track on the release of Moondancer/ Glory set. But I never really found them, and now it seems like I missed them completely. Anyone know if they are still sold? The first set of rainbows are still out here, but not the Glory set...
I think these had the wave 2 distribution curse...I haven't seen any since my Target sold out, but I think they're avaliable online at least and not for too ridiculous prices? Could be wrong on that as well.


Moondancer and Glory have come and gone in the US, but I think they're scheduled to be released this summer in the UK, so maybe don't lose hope yet. I have no idea what the plans are for Norway, but they might still show up for you too?

Thank you guys! I’m breathing a Little easier now :) Let’s hope they do show here this summer :P


I wouldn't worry too much because I don't think Europe operates in the same order as the US is. We had the rainbows (2nd set) in March which was totally backwards and we haven't had the earth set you've had, but we've sort of got clues about the unipegs in June/July here and they're now (out of stock but) showing at Amazon and on Smyths' site here. So probably if they're due a summer release here there's a good chance they are there as well?

The proper date for the 2nd set of rainbows is also meant to be July here (and the two unicorns later, possibly September if same as France) but they were the first to arrive. I think it all depends on how they decide to stock.

I finally saw the parlour in person in a store in town for the first the other day...and that's meant to have been out here since February, so it all seems very fluid.

I’m crossing my fingers and toes for them to appear this summer then! You know, I haven’t actually seen ANY Retro ponies in stores here. I could only find them online (and not from a toy store either :lol: ).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 18, 2019, 07:13:56 PM
The UK has literally drowned in collector ponies after basically being told we weren't getting collector ponies. They're still all over Smyths' shelves. I've otherwise only seen Rainbow Ponies in John Lewis, nowhere else, and only in short bursts - but both sets, albeit first set only scented. They were restocking there today but I saw more rainbows on the pallet, just couldn't see which (2nd set but I am still waiting for the unicorns..xD). We were told to expect rainbow set 2 in July but some might come 'a bit earlier' - they were actually in JL in march, so who knows what their scheduling actually is o.o.

I don't think we're getting AJ's set over here, there's no sign of it.

Glory's set is showing up as dispatch 1-3 months on Amazon and out of stock on Smyths website so I have hope it won't be long....

Though it's hard to know what the distribution pattern is in Europe at the moment as ours are all coming straight from the US for once o.o.

My hope is that Glory's set etc and Pinwheel/Starflower appear here before I have to move at the end of August...xD I don't know where I'm going yet, but this JL has been great for ponies - not all towns have JL and not all JL are selling ponies :/

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ragamuffin on June 18, 2019, 07:19:48 PM
I went to Target like two weeks ago and I forgot to post about my own findings. There were only three ponies there! I hope that means they're selling. Two Seashells and a Confetti. Unfortunately there were a lot of of Pretty Parlours there, they don't look like they're selling. :huh: I hear that same thing from everyone, it makes me feel like we won't get that Lemondrop set.

In contrast, nothing was new from the G4 area. That Songbird Serenade plush has been sitting on the bottom shelf for two years now. All the other plushes have been long gone, there's no box or even a sticker there. She's all alone... :lookround:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 18, 2019, 09:14:34 PM
Come and gone? :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Magicharp on June 19, 2019, 12:36:53 PM
Would anyone be interested in getting this custom version of 35th Anniversary version of Applejack?

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/49d92c6e-d52c-4043-9de1-b65c6e2e177a)

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/2f5f4df0-7d50-4715-806f-a8112cbf6315)

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/f89545c7-806a-49dd-8f3d-b2a936c80539)

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/ddf3a8ae-0616-42c7-b29c-15b89ea202c6)

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/73c2c78b-827b-48c2-b2e1-3da09f92bee6)

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/e7745ace-dee4-455b-9f23-0e6283e459d7)


Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on June 19, 2019, 04:20:43 PM
Would anyone be interested in getting this custom version of 35th Anniversary version of Applejack?

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://beta.photobucket.com/u/OwossoHarpist/p/49d92c6e-d52c-4043-9de1-b65c6e2e177a)
[/URL]
[/URL]

They are cute but not exactly customs-  they are official.  Supposed to release on 6/30 at Targets but some are leaking out early.   Only $10 though once they are out!  Here's the thread discussing: http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,395616.0.html

I
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind-whistler on June 19, 2019, 05:41:40 PM
I forgot to mention that I got all my UNscented 1st wave Rainbow ponies about a month ago on www.coolstuff.com I remember emailing one of the guys to confirm which version they sell and promptly got a reply confirming they ONLY sell the unscented version. I hope that may clarify those interested in getting them. They also sell AJ's set. Plus, you get free shipping to the UK on orders over £39.95 . If you join their mailing list you can get an extra 10% discount on your first order.   :) :)

https://www.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro
https://www.coolstuff.com/My-Little-Pony-Retro-Earth-Ponies
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2019, 05:47:00 PM
That's interesting. We've not had any unscented Rainbows in stores over here (just the scented ones and now we are on set 2, when JL bothers to restock...) so maybe they're all in Malmo O.o.

...I am so annoyed with JL today, I know they have rainbows to put out, I saw them on the pallet yesterday, but they haven't put them out -.- instead they've filled the shelves with LEGO. Gee thanks JL.

I am not really expecting to find Starflower or Pinwheel till later in the year but JL here has been quick off the mark so I would like to check for sure...

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind-whistler on June 20, 2019, 10:00:38 AM
That's interesting. We've not had any unscented Rainbows in stores over here (just the scented ones and now we are on set 2, when JL bothers to restock...) so maybe they're all in Malmo O.o.

Actually, they have restocked those ponies that have sold out, individually and always unscented. could it be that Coolstuff is more aware of the staining issue and rather sell those unscented? Maybe JL
and other UK retailers) has no idea about this or they do but is moneywise for them to sell those away for cheaper? Indeed, UK is drawning in scented ponies, collectors and long delays awaiting for other sets.

Amazon.uk release date for Unipegs set makes no sense either.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2019, 11:07:31 AM
To be honest I don't understand what point you're making, since all the releases are in line with what Basic Fun said would happen here *shrug*.

The UK seems to work on a Rainbows First strategy. We had wave I rainbows before collector ponies and we had wave 2 Rainbow ponies before unipegs. I don't think we're getting AJ's set because they weren't at the toy fair, but everything datewise is in keeping with the info Bibi found out about the UK and European releases, so I don't see why it's strange.

In any case, I think we didn't get unscented ones simply because Wave I is long gone from stores here (despite the eternal Sunlight on the JL website, which I admit could use updating!), not for any other reason.

I dunno what you mean about long delays on other sets since we had Wave II rainbows in mid march and that was around the same time they were starting to show up in the US :) The UK were the first place in Europe to get them. The boxes I saw on the pallet the other day in JL were also wave II.

So yeah, it seems like UK release is deliberately Rainbows first.

They also sell out very quickly in my JL, and as glitterball posted a while back, JL acknowledge them as a good selling item. That includes the scented ones so I don't think people saw it as a problem.

As for the other sets, its also dependent in a way on stores. I said we were drowning in Collector Ponies but not because of shelf sitting stock - rather because the retros took a while to catch on around the usual locations, so the stores took them on in a weird kind of relay. TRU obviously closed down, but the CP set were in JL last August. They haven't been in mine since about November last year.

They appeared in around November in my local Entertainer, but haven't been seen in the new year.  They were also in the Toymaster catalogue around that time too, though some stores had them in the autumn.

They were in Argos in the New year.

Now they're in Smyths, who only got them in around March with the parlour.

So it's like they're doing the rounds.

But the unipegs are slated for Smyths and they are on the website in accordance with BF's timeline, so I don't really understand what doesn't make sense about their release date...BF told us it would be June/July. It's June. They're starting to appear as placeholders on sites so...?


The one issue the UK does have is that nationwide distribution is not consistent - some areas are getting things and others not - but that seems to be a general distribution issue in the US and other places as well...I won't complain since at least we're getting stuff.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind-whistler on June 20, 2019, 04:18:06 PM

The one issue the UK does have is that nationwide distribution is not consistent - some areas are getting things and others not - but that seems to be a general distribution issue in the US and other places as well...I won't complain since at least we're getting stuff.

I mean that. Obviously that's much better than not getting anything at all  :) :) but I wish there was a more even timelime for all stores in the Uk as in France for example, where toy stores such as Le Grand Recree, Joueclub, Fnac, Amazon.fr among others start selling sets at the same time, no matter which one you try most of them have the stock, the second rainbow wave was released a little earlier than in the UK. True, BF released some info regarding the dates but in the meantime Amazon has delayed twice an order I placed for unipegs which was supposed to be released on 1st. June and by this time I have received a second email from them stating I might be getting them by September  :blink: I guess that if I had to rely on retailers in the UK it would mean basically, to be blessed and have a stroke of luck to find an unscented or a second wave rainbow pony. It's just the uncertainty that makes it a little uncomfortable for me but as you have said previously, it's not a UK thing, even the US suffer from this. :|
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2019, 04:40:06 PM
Although that is a completely different point to what you said before, I guess if you have an Amazon preorder I can understand why you're annoyed.

Amazon UK did the same thing with the first set of Rainbows and then again with preorders on the Parlour. So did Amazon.com, there was a whole discussion on here about it. I owe my sister a Glory as a thank you for her help with the PhD but I took one look at the preorder and decided to wait till it stabilised. I had a feeling it would go like this, as all the other releases did.

It has to do with stock from the supplier, and in our case, through KNEX, as the importer.

I think this area of greater London has been particularly lucky as my JL here is very quick to stock, BUT the first 2nd set rainbows to be found in the UK were at the main station JL in Birmingham, so it's not as though there's a regional pattern either.

Although if you're importing from overseas it really doesn't matter that much where they're stocking here - only if the store that has them ships globally I guess? Which I imagine is the actual problem.

I could say that going back to G1 this was an issue in distribution as I rarely ever found the pony I went to the store looking for and usually ended up with a second choice. I'm not really surprised the retros are like this. BUT at least we have the chance of getting them from stores. It sucks that more European countries haven't had that opportunity.

We're still not drowning in scented ponies though. Haven't seen one in store since December. You can only get them online now I think - Amazon and All The Cool Stuff UK among other places.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Noasar on June 20, 2019, 06:16:16 PM
JL near me in Manchester still has scented ponies. I hope they all sell soon so three can get the new wave in.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2019, 07:06:06 PM
JL near me in Manchester still has scented ponies. I hope they all sell soon so three can get the new wave in.

I am convinced you live in a time warp o.O.
Although I'm glad they finally got something in for you guys :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on June 21, 2019, 08:45:18 AM
Omg they are here! Just popped into my local precinct-

MEDLEY ALERT!!   :lol:

Photo of shelving to follow if I can get em off my phone. Glory, et Al. Pristine & GORGEOUS!!!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 09:44:42 AM
Omg they are here! Just popped into my local precinct-

MEDLEY ALERT!!   :lol:

Photo of shelving to follow if I can get em off my phone. Glory, et Al. Pristine & GORGEOUS!!!!

Ah, I guess that means you win xDD

But it's fine :D They're here :D So yay :D

I guess that was your local private store?

JL still haven't put out the ponies I know they have from Monday here but those are Rainbows...

I also don't know if I should mention this as thus far Amazon uk are being really unreliable with dates BUT Pinwheel is on Amazon UK for preorder with a projected date of 1st July, 2019.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Pony-35278-Ponies-Pinwheel-Collectible/dp/B07SM9LGWW/ref=sr_1_20?keywords=my+little+pony+basic+fun&qid=1561111500&s=gateway&sr=8-20

It's all heating up.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on June 21, 2019, 02:53:39 PM
Yes, this was the little independent newsagents/toy store near me.

Behold, pictures!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


 :lol:


ETA:
£12.99, there were a few others hidden behind such as Firefly + Sunbeam. Was so excited I had to take a quick piccie!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 21, 2019, 02:55:53 PM
Yes, this was the little independent newsagents/toy store near me.

Behold, pictures!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


 :lol:

Moondancer and Glory

Got email from amazon.uk saying end of July for Moondancer and Glory to be dispatched can’t wait that long. :sad:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 03:46:10 PM
Yes, this was the little independent newsagents/toy store near me.

Behold, pictures!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


 :lol:


ETA:
£12.99, there were a few others hidden behind such as Firefly + Sunbeam. Was so excited I had to take a quick piccie!

*Runs to the station with a suitcase*

...ah wait. Strike...

But yayy :D Come here soon Medley!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 21, 2019, 03:50:04 PM
Gah! I'm extremely jealous! I can't even seem to find a target online listing.

That's awesome though and I'd love to see pictures of your girls. :good:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 21, 2019, 04:55:28 PM
Yes, this was the little independent newsagents/toy store near me.

Behold, pictures!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


 :lol:


ETA:
£12.99, there were a few others hidden behind such as Firefly + Sunbeam. Was so excited I had to take a quick piccie!

WOOOOO, congrats!!!

I hope the UK folks will let the rest of us know how they sell . . . I'm quite curious, since they had a big comic presence in the 80s.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 21, 2019, 04:56:20 PM
EXCITING NEWS!!!!
I found the Pretty Parlour with Peachy at TRU Canada for 26.99
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Noasar on June 21, 2019, 04:56:34 PM
Amaaaaazing! Your newsagents rock!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 04:58:18 PM
It helps to be in the vicinity of the distributer's head office though too I think xD.

I imagine they will do well, since unicorns are still a thing, and just going by what the JL staff say, they sell out pretty quick here. (I asked them about the stock they had, unfortunately just Confetti and Tickle x3).

...They better come here soon O.O.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on June 21, 2019, 05:17:38 PM
My Target has put the Pretty Parlor Peachy set on clearance. This worries me slightly that they might not order more Basic Fun ponies. I couldn't find any of the retro ponies either except the ST Applejack.


I'm so excited that Medley's set has been spotted in the UK :cheer: :cheer:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 21, 2019, 07:21:45 PM
Echoing that my Target is also clearancing out the parlor, so that seems to be standard. I'll just call the store on the 30th, I hate bothering them beforehand after already asking someone.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wardah on June 21, 2019, 10:26:42 PM
My Target has put the Pretty Parlor Peachy set on clearance. This worries me slightly that they might not order more Basic Fun ponies. I couldn't find any of the retro ponies either except the ST Applejack.


I'm so excited that Medley's set has been spotted in the UK :cheer: :cheer:

Ponyfan

I doubt they would stop the single ponies since those actually seem to sell. However them phasing out the big playset doesn't bode well for any other playsets to get a release.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 21, 2019, 10:42:39 PM
Why the heck is that Pretty Parlor selling so poorly!? :blink: It’s my favorite thing that BF has done... I was hoping they might do a Dream Castle if it did well. :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 11:01:36 PM
Why the heck is that Pretty Parlor selling so poorly!? :blink: It’s my favorite thing that BF has done... I was hoping they might do a Dream Castle if it did well. :P

Peachy. O.O.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 21, 2019, 11:16:06 PM
My Target has put the Pretty Parlor Peachy set on clearance. This worries me slightly that they might not order more Basic Fun ponies. I couldn't find any of the retro ponies either except the ST Applejack.


I'm so excited that Medley's set has been spotted in the UK :cheer: :cheer:

Ponyfan

I doubt they would stop the single ponies since those actually seem to sell. However them phasing out the big playset doesn't bode well for any other playsets to get a release.

Hmm. Wasn't Lemondrop supposed to come out with a playset?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Stellaluna on June 22, 2019, 12:41:26 AM
My niece received her ponies and pretty parlor playset in the mail and she loved it! My sister keeps sending me videos of her playing with them. She likes organizing the items in the parlor and also tucking all the ponies into little beds that she made. I still have a Moondancer I need to send her, too.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 22, 2019, 03:09:11 AM
Aww! :3
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on June 22, 2019, 05:07:19 AM
EXCITING NEWS!!!!
I found the Pretty Parlour with Peachy at TRU Canada for 26.99

 :party: Yay!!! So exciting! Keep em coming TRU! Of course I already got mine from the US but I'm tempted to get another so I can have one in box and one out of box. And of course to support Canadian sales so they order the next few waves. I wish it didn't take so long for things to show up here. It's always so risky deciding to wait for them or go ahead and get them from the US.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 22, 2019, 01:46:53 PM
EXCITING NEWS!!!!
I found the Pretty Parlour with Peachy at TRU Canada for 26.99

 :party: Yay!!! So exciting! Keep em coming TRU! Of course I already got mine from the US but I'm tempted to get another so I can have one in box and one out of box. And of course to support Canadian sales so they order the next few waves. I wish it didn't take so long for things to show up here. It's always so risky deciding to wait for them or go ahead and get them from the US.

Yeah there were no retro ponies or shelf tags for them, just the Parlours.  I am hoping in the next few months, the other waves will finally make it to us.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2019, 03:47:01 PM
Awesome news for Canadian folk :D I hope this means you guys are catching up too. Maybe it just takes a really long time to print out bilingual boxes or something?

I did a sweep of toymasters in the area this morning, but nothing new there :/ Impatient for unipegs but will have to wait.

Was a fun adventure though, figuring out how to get between locations on public transport :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 22, 2019, 04:37:32 PM
So... How hard/expensive is it to find those unscented Rainbow Ponies at this point?

Why the heck is that Pretty Parlor selling so poorly!? :blink: It’s my favorite thing that BF has done... I was hoping they might do a Dream Castle if it did well. :P

Peachy. O.O.

But... but... Peachy is so cute and lovable! :cry:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2019, 04:41:56 PM
So... How hard/expensive is it to find those unscented Rainbow Ponies at this point?

Why the heck is that Pretty Parlor selling so poorly!? :blink: It’s my favorite thing that BF has done... I was hoping they might do a Dream Castle if it did well. :P

Peachy. O.O.

But... but... Peachy is so cute and lovable! :cry:

O.o.

More like an invading army of peach and pink...no matter how many times you give her away, you still end up with six more than you started with O.o.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 22, 2019, 04:45:50 PM
So... How hard/expensive is it to find those unscented Rainbow Ponies at this point?

Why the heck is that Pretty Parlor selling so poorly!? :blink: It’s my favorite thing that BF has done... I was hoping they might do a Dream Castle if it did well. :P

Peachy. O.O.

But... but... Peachy is so cute and lovable! :cry:

O.o.

More like an invading army of peach and pink...no matter how many times you give her away, you still end up with six more than you started with O.o.

Somehow, I have never had an actual G1 Peachy. XD

But in any case, the average person buying the pony for nostalgia or to give to a child wouldn’t know about her... ubiquity. So unless collectors are actually the majority market, why is the Parlor still shelfwarming?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2019, 04:51:49 PM
So... How hard/expensive is it to find those unscented Rainbow Ponies at this point?

Why the heck is that Pretty Parlor selling so poorly!? :blink: It’s my favorite thing that BF has done... I was hoping they might do a Dream Castle if it did well. :P

Peachy. O.O.

But... but... Peachy is so cute and lovable! :cry:

O.o.

More like an invading army of peach and pink...no matter how many times you give her away, you still end up with six more than you started with O.o.

Somehow, I have never had an actual G1 Peachy. XD

Then you do not understand the horror she brings!

In seriousness, I imagine it's also price point. It's probably easier to justify a pony for $10 than a set for $25 - even more so here where the costs are higher.  Especially in this modern world of "toys doing stuff" rather than "kids having imagination".
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 22, 2019, 06:16:57 PM
Especially in this modern world of "toys doing stuff" rather than "kids having imagination".

It's not right for a child to have an imagination.  Soon they might start getting ideas and thinking....

(sorry, couldn't resist!)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2019, 08:44:53 PM
Especially in this modern world of "toys doing stuff" rather than "kids having imagination".

It's not right for a child to have an imagination.  Soon they might start getting ideas and thinking....

(sorry, couldn't resist!)

Gasp, heaven forbid...

Though from the label I saw stuck on the bus stop this morning, I think it's the adults we have to worry about more (sigh).

In any case, I had the parlour as a kid, and Peachy, second hand. So I never had it from new in the box and never got to put it together and stuff myself BUT...the thought of having another Peachy in my collection just makes me walk right on past the box xD. The grooming parlour (as we call it) is still pretty common second hand here loose as well. I suppose it maybe isn't hitting the right market. It's probably something that should sell around Christmas more than right at the moment when people are planning/going on holiday.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on June 25, 2019, 09:28:07 PM
Went to a few stores while out of town and had no luck! One of the Targets restocked the main six again!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on June 25, 2019, 10:03:45 PM
I finally made it back to Target -  one pony (the other sitting one not Bubbles) and 1 peachy house- on clearance.  No ST AJ (which is what I wanted).

I didn't see any of the second wave of rainbows either-  but the shelves looked pretty clear so hopefully everything is just selling well.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 25, 2019, 10:52:27 PM
Got my AJ! Had to ask someone to get her from the back but I got two of them to have one out of the box. Her hair is actually a deep purple, so pretty!
Still looking for Bubbles.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: PinkRosedust on June 25, 2019, 11:14:24 PM
A couple of Targets I checked recently restocked scented Rainbows. :blink: Kinda hoping this means they could have boxes of the Unicorns/Pegs sitting around in the back too lol. Congrats to UK folks who are starting to find them!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: ponycake on June 27, 2019, 10:48:33 PM
Am I missing where someone is discussing, you guys noticed flutters on basic funs Instagram story right??
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 27, 2019, 11:42:29 PM
Am I missing where someone is discussing, you guys noticed flutters on basic funs Instagram story right??

They showed Peach Blossom, Forget-Me-Not and Honeysuckle at the last toy fair with newer sturdy wings.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 28, 2019, 11:01:05 AM
Am I missing where someone is discussing, you guys noticed flutters on basic funs Instagram story right??

They showed Peach Blossom, Forget-Me-Not and Honeysuckle at the last toy fair with newer sturdy wings.

We haven't had them confirmed though...it is dependent on store interest right?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on June 28, 2019, 11:10:07 AM
Am I missing where someone is discussing, you guys noticed flutters on basic funs Instagram story right??

They showed Peach Blossom, Forget-Me-Not and Honeysuckle at the last toy fair with newer sturdy wings.

We haven't had them confirmed though...it is dependent on store interest right?

I hope we get them in the U.K
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on June 28, 2019, 03:36:00 PM
Am I missing where someone is discussing, you guys noticed flutters on basic funs Instagram story right??

They showed Peach Blossom, Forget-Me-Not and Honeysuckle at the last toy fair with newer sturdy wings.

We haven't had them confirmed though...it is dependent on store interest right?

Yep.  The stores have to order them....

We should be bugging our stores to carry them  :biggrin:


The ponies seem to be selling well at our Target (except for Peachy's Pretty Parlor saddly)

I was there early this AM (searching for Stranger Things Pony) and there was only a single Confetti and Starshine on the shelf 
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
 (https://flic.kr/p/2gmmZmv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gmmZmv) by Sarah (https://www.flickr.com/photos/51192881@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 28, 2019, 05:52:13 PM
I actually saw the endcap stuffed with Peachy parlors, with about 10 more stacked up on the side.
Were these released overseas? I'd grab some for ponypeople still looking for them but it seems like demand was fairly low.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 28, 2019, 07:48:47 PM
I actually saw the endcap stuffed with Peachy parlors, with about 10 more stacked up on the side.
Were these released overseas? I'd grab some for ponypeople still looking for them but it seems like demand was fairly low.

They are in stores here. I don't know about the rest of Europe.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on June 28, 2019, 07:52:36 PM
I actually saw the endcap stuffed with Peachy parlors, with about 10 more stacked up on the side.
Were these released overseas? I'd grab some for ponypeople still looking for them but it seems like demand was fairly low.

They are in stores here. I don't know about the rest of Europe.

Yup, they are available from online stores in Norway too ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 28, 2019, 07:56:42 PM
I actually saw the endcap stuffed with Peachy parlors, with about 10 more stacked up on the side.
Were these released overseas? I'd grab some for ponypeople still looking for them but it seems like demand was fairly low.

They are in stores here. I don't know about the rest of Europe.

Yup, they are available from online stores in Norway too ;)

Just online?
They are in stores here as well as amazon. They're in John Lewis and Smyths at the very least.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on June 28, 2019, 08:50:24 PM
The problem with Peachy's parlor-

1.  Kinda big-
2.  Not that special (you can get the ORIGINAL Pretty Parlor from 1983- complete with vintage Peachy, and most if not all accessories- for the same price as the new one)  (there is in fact, a 100% complete one for sale right now for $17.99 on ebay)
3.  People who are buying the ponies individually for "nostalgia value" might be more easily swayed to add a pony or two to their cart -  but a playset?  The box is pretty big- it is easy to stuff a pony into a little niche or hand it off to a kid- but a big ole playset? Maybe not
4.  Pony collectors aren't really buying the sets either because PEACHY. So dang common.

I mean, I was happy to get mine, but the $20 price tag was a bit offputting for Peachy-  plus the space thing.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 28, 2019, 09:28:54 PM
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

A little off topic, but... I was unaware of those Classic Care Bears. And now I need them. *o*
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on June 28, 2019, 10:44:12 PM
The problem with Peachy's parlor-

1.  Kinda big-
2.  Not that special (you can get the ORIGINAL Pretty Parlor from 1983- complete with vintage Peachy, and most if not all accessories- for the same price as the new one)  (there is in fact, a 100% complete one for sale right now for $17.99 on ebay)
3.  People who are buying the ponies individually for "nostalgia value" might be more easily swayed to add a pony or two to their cart -  but a playset?  The box is pretty big- it is easy to stuff a pony into a little niche or hand it off to a kid- but a big ole playset? Maybe not
4.  Pony collectors aren't really buying the sets either because PEACHY. So dang common.

I mean, I was happy to get mine, but the $20 price tag was a bit offputting for Peachy-  plus the space thing.

Over here its shelf price is around £25 which is near enough what, $30? $32? And I imagine it's worse in Europe.

I don't know how well it is selling here as I only started seeing it recently on shelves here. The parlour is pretty common here though and all the things you said are pretty true in these parts as well. Peachy is very very common in the UK. It's not a selling point for me to rerelease the most common pony as a retro :/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 29, 2019, 01:31:18 AM
Ah shoot, I feel bad for that wall of Peachys now.   :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on June 29, 2019, 12:16:55 PM
got parasol today !!  (amazon) she smells so strawberyey! XD
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Rodneytheponydude on June 29, 2019, 03:53:12 PM
The problem with Peachy's parlor-

1.  Kinda big-
2.  Not that special (you can get the ORIGINAL Pretty Parlor from 1983- complete with vintage Peachy, and most if not all accessories- for the same price as the new one)  (there is in fact, a 100% complete one for sale right now for $17.99 on ebay)
3.  People who are buying the ponies individually for "nostalgia value" might be more easily swayed to add a pony or two to their cart -  but a playset?  The box is pretty big- it is easy to stuff a pony into a little niche or hand it off to a kid- but a big ole playset? Maybe not
4.  Pony collectors aren't really buying the sets either because PEACHY. So dang common.

I mean, I was happy to get mine, but the $20 price tag was a bit offputting for Peachy-  plus the space thing.

Over here its shelf price is around £25 which is near enough what, $30? $32? And I imagine it's worse in Europe.

I don't know how well it is selling here as I only started seeing it recently on shelves here. The parlour is pretty common here though and all the things you said are pretty true in these parts as well. Peachy is very very common in the UK. It's not a selling point for me to rerelease the most common pony as a retro :/

Could you imagine if the 35th anniversary peachy becomes rarer than the original peachy since its not selling :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 29, 2019, 04:05:13 PM
I don't think the Pretty Parlor or Peachy being common is the issue with the set.  Cotton Candy is common, Blossom is common, Applejack is common, Bow Tie is common, all the Year 2 Rainbow ponies are common . . . all of them have been flying off the shelves.  At one point I was checking Target daily (first waiting for the Year 2 Rainbow ponies to show up and later waiting for the Moondancer / Firefly set) and it was AMAZING how fast ponies were selling.  I think most buyers are just 'regular' parents, not pony collectors.

Maybe the leap from $10 to $20 (in the US) is just too much (although it seems reasonable to me) or maybe parents look at the box and think "Nah, too big, I don't have any place to put that."  Maybe Peachy's color scheme is not interesting enough; peach was a fad color in the 80s (who remembers Peaches 'n Cream Barbie?) but it's not any more.  I dunno.

I hope it IS just the color scheme making people go "meh" and that sales explode with Lemon Drop and the recolored Pretty Parlor. Although, it will probably have low distribution due to the Second Wave curse, especially if stores have a big backstock of Peachy's Parlor.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on June 29, 2019, 09:20:42 PM
I didn’t buy a set because I don’t see myself actually playing with it and it is a bit big for display.  I would love to have that peachy though.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on June 29, 2019, 10:04:11 PM
Alright... I’m starting to give up hope of ever finding those unscented Wave 1 Rainbows... Should I just cave and buy the scented ones? I like scented toys, and would actually prefer them... but I don’t know how common the discoloring problems are. :/ Any opinions/horror stories?

I didn’t buy a set because I don’t see myself actually playing with it and it is a bit big for display.  I would love to have that peachy though.

I play with my ponies, haha. XD I guess that’s why the Pretty Parlor was actually my first BF purchase... That, and a shiny, new Twinkles the cat. X3
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 30, 2019, 10:29:50 AM
Alright... I’m starting to give up hope of ever finding those unscented Wave 1 Rainbows... Should I just cave and buy the scented ones? I like scented toys, and would actually prefer them... but I don’t know how common the discoloring problems are. :/ Any opinions/horror stories?

I bought my scented girls when they first showed up on shelves around here, and so far I haven’t noticed any discoloring. I’ve kept mine in the box and because of where they’re stored they don’t see any sunlight. I’m not sure if that has made any sort of difference? My only issue with them is the scent is STRONG on some of them. I’m frankly glad they’re staying boxed for now! :P

I feel bad for Peachy and her pretty parlor! I bought one because I was frankly impressed with how ambitious it was that Basic Fun would do a play set! I wanted to support them in the off chance they would make more. Seeing how they’ve been selling though, I highly doubt we’ll see more. :( I know peachy is common, but I think she’s so cute, I really didn’t mind having another one. And I adore the new Twinkles! If the extra play sets ever get marked down I might buy another for some sort of custom project. It’s starting to make me sad to see them sit around like that! Thankfully the single ponies seem to move pretty well in my area
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on June 30, 2019, 01:28:45 PM
I like the Pretty Parlour too - and I would like to see more play sets. Lullaby nursery or Dream Castle :heart: but I would really, really like the kitchen or the school house *dream come true*

By the way, I remember some talk about BF releasing the first PnC babies a while ago. Anyone knows what happened with that? Do we know if there is a chance to see babies? I mean, all the mothers are now out there - so it would be a selling point for the babies :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 30, 2019, 03:15:14 PM
I think the babies will come out, but not for a while.  They haven't been officially announced, just a Basic Fun employee said it was on the to-do list, I think.

(Pony trivia: The original six baby ponies (not including the Embers) were in a set just called Baby Ponies in the US.  The "Play 'n Care" set was in the UK and it consisted of Baby Blossom and Baby Cotton Candy (same accessories as US) and also Baby Applejack. But the baby unicorns / baby pegasi weren't part of that set.  So while the earth babies have dual sets as Play 'n Care Babies and Baby Ponies, Baby Firefly, B. Surprise, B. Glory, and B. Moondancer are just Baby Ponies.  Unfortunately the Wiki has some incorrect info about this, but oh well, it does its best.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 01, 2019, 12:53:35 AM
I think the babies will come out, but not for a while.  They haven't been officially announced, just a Basic Fun employee said it was on the to-do list, I think.

(Pony trivia: The original six baby ponies (not including the Embers) were in a set just called Baby Ponies in the US.  The "Play 'n Care" set was in the UK and it consisted of Baby Blossom and Baby Cotton Candy (same accessories as US) and also Baby Applejack. But the baby unicorns / baby pegasi weren't part of that set.  So while the earth babies have dual sets as Play 'n Care Babies and Baby Ponies, Baby Firefly, B. Surprise, B. Glory, and B. Moondancer are just Baby Ponies.  Unfortunately the Wiki has some incorrect info about this, but oh well, it does its best.)

The irony of that is that us in Europe have had to put up with the actual PnC set babies being called NBBE babies for the longest time...(PnC packaging was used in countries other than the UK, including Scandinavia, and the art at least in France too, so not just UK).

When I mention that I'm usually told to shut up :P

Maybe it could go both ways...I agree they're just baby ponies in the US. But Baby Gusty, Ribbon, Heart Throb and Lickety Split are not NBBE babies. At least PnC baby is an actual pony set name somewhere.

Technically TAF ponies aren't TAF ponies here either, they're Party Ponies, and Big Brothers are Adventure Boy Ponies for the first set, but the US names are easier to use because they are collective and include all the ponies in that style, not just one set.

I see PnC in a similar vein, since there are more regular babies in Europe. Again, like I said, it goes both ways.

I know you know this, but the Wiki is also wrong in a lot of places.

I think in this case it maybe took the info from my site, because I put the two sets together on the same page because of the overlapping babies CC and Blossom. My page doesn't say that the US called them PnC babies, only that the UK did, but yeah, the Wiki makes mistakes.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 01, 2019, 02:11:25 AM
Alright... I’m starting to give up hope of ever finding those unscented Wave 1 Rainbows... Should I just cave and buy the scented ones? I like scented toys, and would actually prefer them... but I don’t know how common the discoloring problems are. :/ Any opinions/horror stories?

I bought my scented girls when they first showed up on shelves around here, and so far I haven’t noticed any discoloring. I’ve kept mine in the box and because of where they’re stored they don’t see any sunlight. I’m not sure if that has made any sort of difference? My only issue with them is the scent is STRONG on some of them. I’m frankly glad they’re staying boxed for now! :P

I’ve heard they air out a bit after they’ve been unboxed for a while... I wouldn’t mind fruity or sweet scents, just as long as there’s no artificial floral smells. >_<;

Out of curiosity, did you buy the single ponies, or the box set? I’m wondering if there’s any difference in quality or rate of discoloration...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 12:40:28 AM
I think the babies will come out, but not for a while.  They haven't been officially announced, just a Basic Fun employee said it was on the to-do list, I think.

(Pony trivia: The original six baby ponies (not including the Embers) were in a set just called Baby Ponies in the US.  The "Play 'n Care" set was in the UK and it consisted of Baby Blossom and Baby Cotton Candy (same accessories as US) and also Baby Applejack. But the baby unicorns / baby pegasi weren't part of that set.  So while the earth babies have dual sets as Play 'n Care Babies and Baby Ponies, Baby Firefly, B. Surprise, B. Glory, and B. Moondancer are just Baby Ponies.  Unfortunately the Wiki has some incorrect info about this, but oh well, it does its best.)

Actually, the whole set was sold here (in Norway). I have a baby Surprise with accessories and her puffy from my childhood. She definitely was sold in a box, and she definitely was sold in Norway. My neighbor had baby Moondancer ;) I also have a baby Glory and baby Firefly, but they are the card versions.  Fun fact though is that none of them were sold in Sweden in boxes, they only had the baby earth ponies (with baby AJ). European distribution was wonky in the 80’s, and so all over the place I think it is near to impossible to rely on the wiki for any of that ;) I have to say I rarely check out the wiki for European releases- it is more confusing than helpful most of the time.

Anyway, you are right though- the first set of uni/peg babies weren’t actually called PnC, but since we had all of them in Norway (also the second set) I tend to forget that when I’m not focusing :blush: We had the US packaging for the boxed baby ponies (not the carded ones), but the we also had the PnC packaging. To me, they always been PnC babies because of that  ;) That’s what we called them.

Yay for the babies though! I would love to see them released! I am collecting an army for My nieces and they would adore baby ponies :heart:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 02, 2019, 01:42:28 AM
While I was out getting ST AJs, I noticed that Target has marked down the Pretty Parlor again. Now it's down to nine dollars (like buying Peachy and getting the playset free!) and there are still at least half a dozen of them.

At this rate, I'm not feeling good about Lemondrop's chances of being picked up by Target. :( It would be nice if she eventually showed up somewhere though... Maybe a non-US country could get an exclusive for a change!

As far as the scented rainbows, I would rank them this way, from safest to riskiest, based on my own experiences and the reports of others here:
Skydancer
Windy
Sunlight
Starshine
Parasol
Moonstone
But it's entirely possible to get lucky and not have a problem with any of them. :) My second scented Moonstone is still fine, although I've been tempted to get an unscented one as insurance. Especially if you like scented stuff, I think it's worth the gamble.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 02, 2019, 02:35:12 AM
While I was out getting ST AJs, I noticed that Target has marked down the Pretty Parlor again. Now it's down to nine dollars (like buying Peachy and getting the playset free!) and there are still at least half a dozen of them.

At this rate, I'm not feeling good about Lemondrop's chances of being picked up by Target. :( It would be nice if she eventually showed up somewhere though... Maybe a non-US country could get an exclusive for a change!

As far as the scented rainbows, I would rank them this way, from safest to riskiest, based on my own experiences and the reports of others here:
Skydancer
Windy
Sunlight
Starshine
Parasol
Moonstone
But it's entirely possible to get lucky and not have a problem with any of them. :) My second scented Moonstone is still fine, although I've been tempted to get an unscented one as insurance. Especially if you like scented stuff, I think it's worth the gamble.

Thanks for the scenteds info! I do have a fondness for scented toys, so I’m going to go ahead and get them. :) I’m hoping the Amazon price on the multi-pack goes down to $30 again... >_<

Peachy’s Pretty Parlor is down to $9 on Amazon, as well. :( I feel like my hopes for a repro Dream Castle are dissolving rapidly... Which is extra sad, because Majesty needs a repro more than anyone, given the deterioration problems she has. :/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ragamuffin on July 02, 2019, 04:02:01 AM
I went to Target yesterday, they restocked the retros, but only really Applejack, Seashell, Bubbles, and the scented Rainbows. I haven't seen the non-scented Rainbows. They were all in the front endcap as they have been along with the Pretty Parlors. I walked around to try to see if they had the Stranger Things AJ sitting anywhere (they didn't) but they had even MORE Pretty Parlors on another endcap! They just can't get rid of them!

Imo, the Pretty Parlor just isn't appealing. I find it cute and a great value (especially at that sale price) but it's not pink, it's not glittery, it doesn't contain ~*Surprises*~...  :rolleyes: It's a blue stall...

The Dream Castle is much more marketable. And it comes with a pretty queen Princess pony! It's too bad size is an issue.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 07:28:40 AM
Naynie and I were talking about this last night, about how BF ponies seem to be doing well, but how people here were mentioning the parlour shelf-sitting. We got to discussing other playsets that might have a different rapport. She wants PE (she's an optimist xDDD) but we were thinking about DC as well - in the sense that it's a pink castle, which obviously is quite iconic to a bunch of things. It's also a proper open out playset, rather than the lame half cardboard vertical things that get sold as playsets nowadays.

So it would all come down to two things. Cost and timing.

I don't know if they will pursue the Lemon Drop set now or if they will decide to not go anywhere else with playsets going forward. But if they did make other playsets, I reckon if they could keep costs down DC would probably do ok around Christmastime.

It's a pink castle with a white unicorn toy. That can't be bad.

But given they are changing Lemon Drop's stable to a parlour (if that happens now)....it might be they just stick to the singles.

Majesty was a childhood pony for me so I'd really like to have a BF one, but I wouldn't buy a whole castle to get her, so it really would depend a lot on kids as to whether or not that would work.

I've also seen some bad reviews of the parlour with hinges not staying together very well. If the main market is kids for a playset, that's a must. Admittedly a lot of old parlours also have broken hinges, but the vast majority of them have stayed together despite the age...

(If they were doing international stuff, given they have the parlour mould, they could also just do the Kitchen - but I don't think that will happen).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 08:22:48 AM


(If they were doing international stuff, given they have the parlour mould, they could also just do the Kitchen - but I don't think that will happen).

Dream come true! I would love to see the kitchen released! The schoolhouse even more so, but that is maybe even more unrealistic.  I am a teacher so I have this thing for toys and playsets that encourage education  :thumb: I would get them both though, but I really dont think they will release them. They didn’t really come with ponies (did they?), and I don’t think BF would release just a playset without any pony. Not sure if that would sell today, especially since the playsets are not iconic like DC.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on July 02, 2019, 11:50:57 AM
oh no ! my star shine is discolouring ! :( (she is scented ) going yellow round the neck and splotches by ears and symbols what to do !???

and my sun light !!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 12:03:19 PM


(If they were doing international stuff, given they have the parlour mould, they could also just do the Kitchen - but I don't think that will happen).

Dream come true! I would love to see the kitchen released! The schoolhouse even more so, but that is maybe even more unrealistic.  I am a teacher so I have this thing for toys and playsets that encourage education  :thumb: I would get them both though, but I really dont think they will release them. They didn’t really come with ponies (did they?), and I don’t think BF would release just a playset without any pony. Not sure if that would sell today, especially since the playsets are not iconic like DC.

No, kitchen and school didn't have ponies. I think the school was going to, because of all the lady lesson stuff, but it ultimately didn't happen. But then nor did the brush me beautiful boutique stateside, but the lemon drop parlour plan seems pretty much an evolution of that. I am not sure playsets follow the same rules as the ponies.

But I also don't think they'll do those sets because of all the tiny accessories. Even if they weren't international release only.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Lilja on July 02, 2019, 03:09:19 PM
Yeah, even if the outer shell to the Kitchen is basically the same as Pretty Parlor, the many accessories are unique to it, and there's been some modifications to the building itself too (new door and floor part). At that point it's probably better to put the resources into something else. As fun as it would be to see the Kitchen (especially if they also made an edition in its prototype colors), it's not what Basic Fun is about right now. They're focusing on the most iconic ponies/playsets that people are likely to remember. The kitchen is a bit obscure, being exclusive to Europe and released when the G1 line was nearing its end.

It's sad that playsets seem like such a difficult sell. I'm hoping to see them attempt at least some smaller ones like the Baby Buggy or maybe even the Baby Bonnet School of Dance. Then again, if they do make the first baby pony set with their accessories, that is kind of like a small playset in itself.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 02, 2019, 03:20:49 PM
Lemon Drop might have had a chance if they hadn't screwed it up by selling her with her actual playset. This and the insistence on Target exclusives are the only things Basic Fun has done to annoy the heck out of me. I would have loved the Show Stable.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 03:26:15 PM
oh no ! my star shine is discolouring ! :( (she is scented ) going yellow round the neck and splotches by ears and symbols what to do !???

and my sun light !!!

She's probably still in stock, maybe ask for an exchange or return
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 02, 2019, 04:00:15 PM
Lemon Drop might have had a chance if they hadn't screwed it up by selling her with her actual playset. This and the insistence on Target exclusives are the only things Basic Fun has done to annoy the heck out of me. I would have loved the Show Stable.

I don’t think this is a case of these being “Target exclusive.”  Target usually puts a sticker on  things that are meant to be exclusive to them.   Plus Walmart had the collector ponies over the holidays.   This is a case of other stores simply choosing not to carry these.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 02, 2019, 05:34:50 PM
I opened one of the Year 3 Rainbow pony retros yesterday (Confetti).  Her hair is so silky and soft!  Also they are no longer putting product in the forelocks like they did with the Year 2 Rainbow ponies.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on July 02, 2019, 07:03:31 PM
I am in WNY and I was able to pick up the Stranger Thing's pony yesterday. When I was talking to a few people at Target they said that everything starts on the West Coast and trickles East, so if we have them now then everyone should. Just thought folks might like to know :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 07:17:41 PM
I posted this on the other thread- but someone posted on another board that the stores were only slotted to get 6 ponies each- no way of knowing how accurate this info is. 

I hope it was a misunderstanding since I know the Rainbow ponies came in a case of 6, so maybe they thought they only got one case?

Hopefully the Targets will restock...  there are a lot of people (non-MLP people included) looking for these...  there is a lot of Stranger Things merch on Target.com (including the backpack) so hopefully the ponies will join.

If you were waiting for a deal on Peachy's Parlor-  the online price is now only $9.10 - which is actually considerably lower than the store price (at least at my store) https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-retro-pretty-parlor-playset-figure/-/A-53442445
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on July 02, 2019, 07:25:28 PM
oh no ! my star shine is discolouring ! :( (she is scented ) going yellow round the neck and splotches by ears and symbols what to do !???

and my sun light !!!

She's probably still in stock, maybe ask for an exchange or return

I got them a while and i have no receipt plus I'm in the UK I have sent a message to basic fun but not heard back yet :/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 02, 2019, 08:12:20 PM
Lemon Drop might have had a chance if they hadn't screwed it up by selling her with her actual playset. This and the insistence on Target exclusives are the only things Basic Fun has done to annoy the heck out of me. I would have loved the Show Stable.

I don’t think this is a case of these being “Target exclusive.”  Target usually puts a sticker on  things that are meant to be exclusive to them.   Plus Walmart had the collector ponies over the holidays.   This is a case of other stores simply choosing not to carry these.

And have you seen any other place selling the rest of these since TrU kacked it? I sure haven't.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 02, 2019, 08:28:16 PM
Lemon Drop might have had a chance if they hadn't screwed it up by selling her with her actual playset. This and the insistence on Target exclusives are the only things Basic Fun has done to annoy the heck out of me. I would have loved the Show Stable.

I don’t think this is a case of these being “Target exclusive.”  Target usually puts a sticker on  things that are meant to be exclusive to them.   Plus Walmart had the collector ponies over the holidays.   This is a case of other stores simply choosing not to carry these.

And have you seen any other place selling the rest of these since TrU kacked it? I sure haven't.

On the one hand I understand the frustration if you don't have that store nearby. But on the other hand you guys do at least know where you're likely to find ponies. It's so much a lottery here as to what is going to show up in what store and on what timeline. Although the treasure hunt is somewhat fun, it's also frustrating. John Lewis is probably the most consistent but there are a lot of places in the country that don't have a JL or their JL isn't stocking them.

At least now Smyths is starting to get them it's a step up, and some Toymasters have the CP set still, but it would be great if both Smyths and Entertainer were stocking them properly as they're the main toy stores and most places have at least one around somewhere I think.

...Yeah, I just want my Medley :P

I am annoyed by the ST thing and the US only release, but it may well be the fault of the international distributer. My sister said that the DVDs she got for ST were only ever sold in Target too, so there's clearly a relationship going on there that we just don't have (not having Target stores). :/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 02, 2019, 09:57:38 PM
Probably one case of six for their initial shipment (for the Stranger Things pony).  They started the Collector ponies that way too.  I'm sure each store will be getting more than six total.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 02, 2019, 10:30:28 PM
Lemon Drop might have had a chance if they hadn't screwed it up by selling her with her actual playset. This and the insistence on Target exclusives are the only things Basic Fun has done to annoy the heck out of me. I would have loved the Show Stable.

I don’t think this is a case of these being “Target exclusive.”  Target usually puts a sticker on  things that are meant to be exclusive to them.   Plus Walmart had the collector ponies over the holidays.   This is a case of other stores simply choosing not to carry these.

And have you seen any other place selling the rest of these since TrU kacked it? I sure haven't.

That's not Basic Fun's fault or even in their control. They haven't "done" anything to make the retros exclusive to Target. (Neither has Target!) It's all just down to which retailer agrees to purchase them from BF and sell them to us. So far, only Target has really stepped up, although Nordstrom carried the unipegs briefly and Cracker Barrel has (had?) the 1st wave rainbows. (BF says Walmart is a supplier as well but...) I'm sure Basic Fun would be happy to have more places order the retro ponies, but they can't force their way onto the shelves. :shrug:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 10:34:51 PM
Probably one case of six for their initial shipment (for the Stranger Things pony).  They started the Collector ponies that way too.  I'm sure each store will be getting more than six total.

That makes more sense-  probably one case and if it sells out, they'll order another or something.

And I'm sure it will sell out.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Clipper on July 03, 2019, 08:34:33 PM
Basic Fun just announced on Facebook that there will be a SDCC exclusive. The reveal of this 'majestic' pony will be revealed sometime next week, and will only be available at their booth.

Sounds like to me we are getting Majesty?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on July 03, 2019, 08:38:29 PM
Basic Fun just announced on Facebook that there will be a SDCC exclusive. The reveal of this 'majestic' pony will be revealed sometime next week, and will only be available at their booth.

Sounds like to me we are getting Majesty?

ooh, exciting times!! So lucky for those who can make it to their booth.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 03, 2019, 08:46:12 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 03, 2019, 08:56:00 PM
Here’s the whole scoop!
https://thepopinsider.com/news/first-look/sdcc-exclusive-mlp-majesty/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ribbs on July 03, 2019, 09:02:21 PM
Hmm... No eyes on Majesty? Creepy.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 03, 2019, 09:05:00 PM
Hmm... No eyes on Majesty? Creepy.

My thoughts exactly. :/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Clipper on July 03, 2019, 09:07:38 PM
it is majesty! so cool check this out! link is from Facebook from another collector ! https://thepopinsider.com/news/first-look/sdcc-exclusive-mlp-majesty/?fbclid=IwAR0HADmU3CyRUBuHGQ2VndXNl6v_RqbEFo0YHFnx34tEiGUlacXFjHBRp7U
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 09:27:05 PM
The irony of Majesty getting a release in the US where she mattered little and not in the UK where she actually had a key role.

Yeah. Not amused with this sudden American centric shift from BF.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 03, 2019, 09:57:19 PM
Cool. I am happy because we are getting a BF pony from SDCC, and that it's NOT a regular release. (Because that would suck if we got a pony that was only released at SDCC).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 03, 2019, 09:58:59 PM
Do my eyes deceive me or is her horn glittery?

Finally, a Majesty without crappy hair.  :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: katrine2309 on July 03, 2019, 10:29:07 PM
Cool! Majesty is a special childhood pony for me- it’s nice to see her get an exclusive. But...do you think it perhaps eliminates the possibility of getting Dream Castle... :blink:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 03, 2019, 10:36:16 PM
She's cute! I do wish they'd have given her eyes, though. :lol:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 03, 2019, 10:36:24 PM
I'm happy to hear that Basic Fun will make Majesty but I'm a little sad that she will be a SDCC exclusive as I won't have a chance to get her. :(

I checked 2 Targets over the weekend and they had Applejack's set of Earth ponies but no Rainbow Ponies. The Pretty Parlor Peachy set is also on clearance at my store.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 10:40:49 PM
Cool! Majesty is a special childhood pony for me- it’s nice to see her get an exclusive. But...do you think it perhaps eliminates the possibility of getting Dream Castle... :blink:

But her being a SDCC exclusive means even folk in the US will struggle to get her if they aren't at the convention. For those of us in places where she meant something, it's basically impossible unless you want to break the bank.

It's possible we might have a normal Majesty at some point as this one clearly has flower pox and is genuinely weird. But if that's all they intend to do with Majesty, then I'll be really disappointed. She matters outside the US a lot more, so not making her available outside the US is just wrong.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 03, 2019, 10:54:49 PM
it is majesty! so cool check this out! link is from Facebook from another collector ! https://thepopinsider.com/news/first-look/sdcc-exclusive-mlp-majesty/?fbclid=IwAR0HADmU3CyRUBuHGQ2VndXNl6v_RqbEFo0YHFnx34tEiGUlacXFjHBRp7U

Wow now THAT is a cool SDCC exclusive!  I hope there will be tons leftover!!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 03, 2019, 11:09:59 PM
Oh wow... Looks like I'll have to try to remember what my eBay password is...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 03, 2019, 11:40:21 PM
I'm going to say it right now. TAF Majesty looks weird, like a wallpaper that took on a unicorn shape. I'm thinking they went a little overboard and hopefully, she'll get eyeballs.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 03, 2019, 11:55:43 PM
I think it’s absolutely awesome that the retro ponies have been so popular that Basic Fun is releasing a SDCC exclusive! Even if I never own this one (which I hope I can snag one online), it still means that Basic Fun is willing to try new things other than just faithful reproductions.   If this one does really well then they might start considering releasing new characters or “artsy” ponies in a wider market.

Post Merge: July 03, 2019, 11:57:35 PM

Cool! Majesty is a special childhood pony for me- it’s nice to see her get an exclusive. But...do you think it perhaps eliminates the possibility of getting Dream Castle... :blink:

Considering the sales of the parlor, I think the chances of DC being  released was already we low.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2019, 12:00:45 AM
I made my earlier comments before I saw the pic.  Now that I’ve seen it this Majesty isn’t for me as I feel the TAF look is overdone on her and the fact that her eyes are unpainted. :shocked: but I’m happy for those that like her.

I do wish that BF would release a more faithful retro Majesty worldwide so everyone would have a chance to own one.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 04, 2019, 12:20:44 AM
Is anyone else thinking that this “TAF” Majesty might actually indicate that they’re planning to release a faithful repro of Majesty in the near future? Kind of like how lately the SDCC Transformers have essentially been “pre-releases” of figures that will soon be in stores... only with a little chrome and added paint to make them “special”.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 04, 2019, 02:03:56 AM
I'm glad they're willing to try new takes on old toys. Is it just me, or do some of the flowers look faded?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 04, 2019, 03:01:48 AM
I think it’s absolutely awesome that the retro ponies have been so popular that Basic Fun is releasing a SDCC exclusive! Even if I never own this one (which I hope I can snag one online), it still means that Basic Fun is willing to try new things other than just faithful reproductions. If this one does really well then they might start considering releasing new characters or “artsy” ponies in a wider market.

Well said. This is one instance where I'm not even going to be a little disgruntled about the SDCC scalpers. If it encourages Basic Fun to believe there's a market for "new" G1s, then I hope they don't leave the con with even one Majesty left over. :lol:

I'm glad they're willing to try new takes on old toys. Is it just me, or do some of the flowers look faded?

The TAF symbols are smaller and lighter than her actual symbols, and there's a bit of glare in some spots from her pearliness, but nothing that looks faded to me.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 03:03:27 AM
I'm glad they're willing to try new takes on old toys. Is it just me, or do some of the flowers look faded?

It looks like the symbol is normal blue, and the rest of them are a tint of that color.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 04, 2019, 03:06:11 AM
Ah.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 04, 2019, 04:49:10 AM
Time to start stalking eBay :) Never thought BF would choose her but I’m
thrilled. As others have said hopefully she sells and that encourages BF
to make more.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Minty_Magic on July 04, 2019, 05:00:16 AM
Oh that majesty is really cool! I really hope i’ll be able to snag one online after the convention. She is just the right level of weird for me. :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on July 04, 2019, 05:00:46 AM
I like the design.  I do hope they give her eyes.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 04, 2019, 06:58:00 AM
Quick update looks like the ponies I pre ordered from Amazon.uk will be arriving on the eleventh of July.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 07:09:34 AM
I hope majesty stays eyeless tbh. But I am sad I won't be able to get her :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2019, 09:00:22 AM
Is anyone else thinking that this “TAF” Majesty might actually indicate that they’re planning to release a faithful repro of Majesty in the near future? Kind of like how lately the SDCC Transformers have essentially been “pre-releases” of figures that will soon be in stores... only with a little chrome and added paint to make them “special”.


I'm hoping that they will release a more faithful retro of Majesty later also. :) I'd love to see a Dream Castle but since the Peachy/Pretty Parlor set is overstocked at most Target stores and on clearance now it doesn't seem like we will get a retro Dream Castle. I would have never guessed that Majesty would be chosen for a SDCC exclusive though so I still have hope that there might be a Dream Castle later on. :)


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 04, 2019, 01:44:37 PM
TAF Majesty also shows that if they did ever decide to make the TAF ponies, they could.  Like, on a technical level. 

I've actually been trying to figure out how they made TAF Majesty because it's really rare to see paint apps with that level of precision ALL around an organically shaped toy.  I'm impressed.

Edit:  I don't think she will be given eyes because it kind of cements her status as "convention collector piece" rather than "toy you could get at the store."  MLP exclusives have a history of having either no eyes or unusual eyes.

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


I guess people could paint on their own eyes if they really want to, though.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 01:49:30 PM
Is anyone else thinking that this “TAF” Majesty might actually indicate that they’re planning to release a faithful repro of Majesty in the near future?

That was my thought. Because why not? The mold would be there, the paint color, the hair color.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Lilja on July 04, 2019, 02:43:50 PM
Yeah, if Basic Fun knew for a fact that they'd never release Majesty in the retail line, they could've just made the convention exclusive a regular Majesty. She would still be very desired by collectors who want to complete their sets. Although it would also be kind of boring as a convention exclusive.

This way we get a cool and unique convention exclusive, and Basic Fun still has the option to release a regular Majesty later.

That said, this pony holds no appeal for me personally. In that I don't feel any need to own it. Still nice that it exists, and hope there'll be more exclusives like this, that do stuff that the regular retro line can't.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2019, 07:08:28 PM
Posted in the wrong thread. Sorry.  :blush:

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on July 04, 2019, 10:42:18 PM
I'm going to say it right now. TAF Majesty looks weird, like a wallpaper that took on a unicorn shape. I'm thinking they went a little overboard and hopefully, she'll get eyeballs.

I said I did not like it on FB and someone actually put the angry emoticon on my post and then called people on the post haters - LOL!

I did not like the fact that she has no eyes (it is kind of creepy) and I did not like the graphic design all over her. I didn't say that though, I just said I was not a fan of the design.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 11:01:55 PM
I'm going to say it right now. TAF Majesty looks weird, like a wallpaper that took on a unicorn shape. I'm thinking they went a little overboard and hopefully, she'll get eyeballs.

I said I did not like it on FB and someone actually put the angry emoticon on my post and then called people on the post haters - LOL!

I did not like the fact that she has no eyes (it is kind of creepy) and I did not like the graphic design all over her. I didn't say that though, I just said I was not a fan of the design.

People on social media these days worry me.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pumpkin_Tart on July 04, 2019, 11:12:01 PM
I'm going to say it right now. TAF Majesty looks weird, like a wallpaper that took on a unicorn shape. I'm thinking they went a little overboard and hopefully, she'll get...

I said I did not like it on FB and someone actually put the angry emoticon on my post and then called people on the post haters - LOL!

I did not like the fact that she has no eyes (it is kind of creepy) and I did not like the graphic design all over her. I didn't say that though, I just said I was not a fan of the design.

People on social media these days worry me.



That’s annoying... it’s okay to have an opinion but...ugg.... Sorry that happened.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on July 05, 2019, 01:36:32 AM
Ha, it is OK. That is the least awful thing I have read on FB this week. People are nutters!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on July 05, 2019, 04:50:07 AM
Is anyone else thinking that this “TAF” Majesty might actually indicate that they’re planning to release a faithful repro of Majesty in the near future? Kind of like how lately the SDCC Transformers have essentially been “pre-releases” of figures that will soon be in stores... only with a little chrome and added paint to make them “special”.

This was my first thought too. She's clearly on their radar and if they didn't use regular Majesty for the exclusive then they probably have plans to release her.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 05:48:27 AM
I’m a little confused... What convention is she exclusive to? SDCC has already happened, hasn’t it? I can’t keep up with all these events anymore... :blink:

I'm going to say it right now. TAF Majesty looks weird, like a wallpaper that took on a unicorn shape. I'm thinking they went a little overboard and hopefully, she'll get eyeballs.

I said I did not like it on FB and someone actually put the angry emoticon on my post and then called people on the post haters - LOL!

I did not like the fact that she has no eyes (it is kind of creepy) and I did not like the graphic design all over her. I didn't say that though, I just said I was not a fan of the design.

People on social media these days worry me.

There was never a day when people on social media DIDN’T worry me. :nuts: I don’t really bother with it anymore for that reason...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 05, 2019, 12:38:02 PM
I’m a little confused... What convention is she exclusive to? SDCC has already happened, hasn’t it? I can’t keep up with all these events anymore... :blink:

SDCC. It's later this month.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 05, 2019, 04:03:45 PM
Yeah, I too was thinking this might be a sign we'll get Majesty in stores . . . Maybe in a nice exclusive "castle-looking" box?  (Of course the dream is to get that actual playset, but with the Pretty Parlor not selling so well . . . *le sigh*)

Like, it seems to me that if they weren't planning on making "normal Majesty" for stores, then they'd make the SDCC pony "normal Majesty", if that makes sense.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 05, 2019, 07:57:53 PM
Like, it seems to me that if they weren't planning on making "normal Majesty" for stores, then they'd make the SDCC pony "normal Majesty", if that makes sense.

Yeah, it does make sense. Majesty, being queen and all, would be special enough on her own as an exclusive. It would have been a lot easier to make a "normal" Majesty repro, maybe in a fancier box or with one "extra" like SLH, for the SDCC. Instead she's a kitchen sink scenario of super long metallic hair, pearly coat, glitter horn, symbols evvvvverywherrrre! They didn't need to do all that... unless they wanted to make her significantly different to a standard, store-bought Majesty? One can hope. ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 05, 2019, 09:59:52 PM
That would be awesome if they did a regular Majesty repro, there's so little ones out there still in good shape.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on July 06, 2019, 03:46:27 PM
Finally got my Glory and Moondancer 35th Anniversary Ponies they came today.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 06, 2019, 04:26:45 PM
Finally got my Glory and Moondancer 35th Anniversary Ponies they came today.

That's good news, bright rabbit! Thanks for the update :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 06, 2019, 07:59:56 PM
My Target had sold all of the earth ponies they had in stock last weekend. The store has about 5 Pretty Parlor Peachy sets left.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Lilja on July 06, 2019, 09:58:52 PM
I guess if Basic Fun ever goes "Screw it! We're going to make a big playset and it'll be the crown jewel of the line, and hopefully the hype will be big enough to sell a satisfactory number of units!", then Dream Castle is definitely the one to go with.

But yeah, I wonder if many stores would be willing to give shelf space to it. Never mind how many customers would be willing to give space to it in their homes. ^^;
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 06, 2019, 10:58:37 PM
I guess if Basic Fun ever goes "Screw it! We're going to make a big playset and it'll be the crown jewel of the line, and hopefully the hype will be big enough to sell a satisfactory number of units!", then Dream Castle is definitely the one to go with.

But yeah, I wonder if many stores would be willing to give shelf space to it. Never mind how many customers would be willing to give space to it in their homes. ^^;

I would literally dance in a fit of sheer joy if they ever made Dream Castle. XD
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on July 07, 2019, 01:59:21 AM
I'd be ecstatic if they released a Dream Castle. I won't get my hopes up though. I agree, it would be a tough sell to convince stores to give that much shelf space for it. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shileah on July 07, 2019, 08:42:04 AM
I'd get one too! And the Paradise Estate!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 08, 2019, 06:01:07 PM
I guess if Basic Fun ever goes "Screw it! We're going to make a big playset and it'll be the crown jewel of the line, and hopefully the hype will be big enough to sell a satisfactory number of units!", then Dream Castle is definitely the one to go with.

But yeah, I wonder if many stores would be willing to give shelf space to it. Never mind how many customers would be willing to give space to it in their homes. ^^;

I would literally dance in a fit of sheer joy if they ever made Dream Castle. XD

I think to get a perfect replica of the original castle- the cost of the castle would be in the neighborhood of $250 or so (I think that is what the reproduction He-Man castles cost, right?)

If you want one, why not just buy a vintage castle on ebay for about $60?  Would a repro be better than the original ?  Would you really want two ?



Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 08, 2019, 09:24:07 PM
I guess if Basic Fun ever goes "Screw it! We're going to make a big playset and it'll be the crown jewel of the line, and hopefully the hype will be big enough to sell a satisfactory number of units!", then Dream Castle is definitely the one to go with.

But yeah, I wonder if many stores would be willing to give shelf space to it. Never mind how many customers would be willing to give space to it in their homes. ^^;

I would literally dance in a fit of sheer joy if they ever made Dream Castle. XD

I think to get a perfect replica of the original castle- the cost of the castle would be in the neighborhood of $250 or so (I think that is what the reproduction He-Man castles cost, right?)

If you want one, why not just buy a vintage castle on ebay for about $60?  Would a repro be better than the original ?  Would you really want two ?

Mostly I want something with vivid, unfaded colors and fresh, durable plastic. :shrug: It’s technically possible to find a vintage castle with minimal wear, but I always feel like the small, fragile pieces are about to go...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Stellaluna on July 09, 2019, 01:44:41 AM
Has anyone completed the Basic Fun collection yet? (That is, as many as they've made so far...?)

If so, can someone post a photo of the complete collection of ponies including ST Applejack? I just really want to see 'em all together!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 09, 2019, 02:17:00 AM
Has anyone completed the Basic Fun collection yet? (That is, as many as they've made so far...?)

If so, can someone post a photo of the complete collection of ponies including ST Applejack? I just really want to see 'em all together!

I have them all.  At some point I’ll get pictures.  But I don’t have them displayed in a way that you can see all of them and definitely not all in one picture
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 09, 2019, 07:00:11 AM
My Targets have been restocking the Rainbow assortment with the 1st wave again, both scented and not. (I wish they'd restock the Classics with the unipegs instead. I really don't need more temptation to buy an extra Windy. :P) I'm trying not to read too much into it, but I hope it's a sign that the new 2nd wave rainbows with the unicorns is around the corner...

Has anyone completed the Basic Fun collection yet? (That is, as many as they've made so far...?)

If so, can someone post a photo of the complete collection of ponies including ST Applejack? I just really want to see 'em all together!

I think chibiskittles posted a picture of her complete retro collection on instagram, but that was a few months ago before ST AJ made her debut.

I do have one of each so far (to my chagrin) but like Sunset, they're not arranged into one Wall Of Pony that could be photographed easily. ^^;

Do you think anyone out there has really gone nuts and collected all the little variations too? I would love to see a "dark" Bow Tie next to a regular retro Bow Tie. The one I have is much darker than my vintage Bow Ties, but not like shockingly dark, so I don't know which one she is supposed to be.

ETA: Ok, I couldn't resist. ^.^ Sorry for the bad lighting, but there aren't a lot of spots in my house where I could stage this.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login

Peachy didn't make it into the photo, oops! :blush:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shileah on July 10, 2019, 09:08:27 AM
What a beautiful sight, BlushingBlue!!  :inlove:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Nemesis on July 10, 2019, 09:22:29 AM
Ooh! *o* That’s awesome, BlushingBlue! It’s kind of amazing how many ponies BF has made so far...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 10, 2019, 01:28:01 PM
what a great photo, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on July 10, 2019, 05:59:18 PM
That's a fantastic photo!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 10, 2019, 06:04:59 PM
Looks good BlushingBlue!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 10, 2019, 07:43:48 PM
Thanks guys :heart: Basic Fun needs to make about 20 more, then I can fully barricade the door! :lol:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 12:33:45 PM
I found the uni pegs today in Toymaster!

UK people, if you have a Toymaster branch near you it's worth checking it. They had all of them except Twilight, and from the fact they had multiples of some, I guess they had had 2 sets out.

When I got there they had 2x Medley, 2x Glory, 2x Moondancer, 1x Sunbeam and 1x Firefly.

Obligatory shelf photo for Glitterball as promised xD Even though you found her already.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


So it seems like Twilight may be the elusive one to find here...pink plus unicorn??


Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 11, 2019, 01:12:47 PM
Congrats Taffeta!  I know you’re excited!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 01:18:53 PM
Congrats Taffeta!  I know you’re excited!

Thank you! Very! I wasn't going to buy all of them but you know I ended up doing just that xD. I actually like Firefly more than I expected to. Now I just have to work out who to debox first o.O.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on July 11, 2019, 05:16:50 PM


Obligatory shelf photo for Glitterball as promised xD Even though you found her already.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


So it seems like Twilight may be the elusive one to find here...pink plus unicorn??

Yay  :cheer: :green: :hearts: :party: so pleased they have reached you!

I have Twilight, (actually, she was deboxed by my kid, she was a gift to her) but maybe I was lucky with my early-bird purchase! 

Doesn't it feel good finding them here, eh?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 05:35:01 PM
Yes, it does! Even if you did find them first >.> xD.

I didn't really expect it and there were so many reasons I nearly didn't get to that store today since it's not entirely local to where I am. But I guess it was fate..?

I dunno if Twilight is going to be more sought after or if it was just that someone had bought the two on shelf in that store. I am not really worried about finding her, she's a pony I like a lot as an adult but as a kid she was overshadowed for me by Glory and Medley (even though I did like her mysterious mist thing).

Firefly is the surprise for me. I didn't expect to buy her, but actually I like the shade of pink they've used. Possibly better than the original. Am I allowed to say that? XD But Firefly has never been a favourite of mine...so...?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on July 12, 2019, 12:47:33 AM
BlushingBlue, they're all beautiful! Thanks for sharing  :lovey:


If you want one, why not just buy a vintage castle on ebay for about $60?  Would a repro be better than the original ?  Would you really want two ?

I have an original Dream Castle and I'm not going to lie, I'd buy a repro too, lol. I think you're right though, it would be way to expensive to reproduce. And display space is an issue.
-------

Congrats Taffeta! Glad they're making their way over there.

-------

So I stopped by EB Games yesterday to see if there was any chance they would be getting ST AJ. She checked the computer for me and there's no sign of ST SJ or any more waves of the regular line  :(  It's possible that they're just very behind but they haven't had any ponies since the first set so looks like they're not getting anymore. I feel like TRU is our only hope but they're so behind too and not much of anything has shown up in stores. 


Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on July 12, 2019, 03:33:37 AM
I’m so happy for you Taffeta! I’m sure Twilight will turn up too.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2019, 03:16:10 PM
I’m so happy for you Taffeta! I’m sure Twilight will turn up too.

Yeah, I hope so. Now my degree is done, I have to move out of my accommodation at the end of August (this region is really good for retros :'( so maybe I'll find her before then. Although I really don't need to add to the stuff I need to move as I already have too much and no idea yet where it has to go to...

I don't really know what my JL is doing though. Last week they had Tickle. Just Tickle. x3. I know she comes 2 to a pack, but today they had Tickle and Confetti. x3. Again, Confetti is 2 to a box but the last time I asked them about retro ponies they didn't have three Confettis. So the question is, who is buying up all the Flutterbyes and Trickles?

Not that I will ever get bored of seeing Tickle in stores.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 13, 2019, 03:45:25 PM
I guess I should check into TRU and see if anything else has arrived...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 13, 2019, 05:32:53 PM
My Target had no Basic Fun ponies today, just the Pretty Parlor/Peachy set on clearance.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on July 14, 2019, 12:33:44 AM
I guess I should check into TRU and see if anything else has arrived...

I was at mine yesterday and it had none of the new ponies. It just had the 5 pack of the first set of Rainbows and the Pretty Parlour. The Pretty Parlour was new to my area today though. It still hadn’t arrived as of last week. I expect we’ll be the last to get the new ponies too, if they ever make it to Canada.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: HollowZero on July 17, 2019, 05:44:33 AM
Does anyone have photos of "nightlight bowtie" next to a "standard" one? Is the color highly varied?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on July 17, 2019, 01:51:54 PM
ok so as I said 2 of my scented rainbows were discolouring  I emailed B.F. and they said they couldn't replace them as they were discontinued ?? so they said they would send a set of 6! but I thought they would probably be the first 6 again, well they arrived today and ....

visitors can't see pics , please register or login

 :shocked:

oh and this arrived the other day to
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 17, 2019, 07:35:44 PM
ok so as I said 2 of my scented rainbows were discolouring  I emailed B.F. and they said they couldn't replace them as they were discontinued ?? so they said they would send a set of 6! but I thought they would probably be the first 6 again, well they arrived today and ....

visitors can't see pics , please register or login

 :shocked:


That's nice customer service. Congrats! :D

...I am assuming ST AJ came from the US separately..?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 17, 2019, 11:12:05 PM
Congrats Aflame. :D



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on July 18, 2019, 04:52:56 AM
ok so as I said 2 of my scented rainbows were discolouring  I emailed B.F. and they said they couldn't replace them as they were discontinued ?? so they said they would send a set of 6! but I thought they would probably be the first 6 again, well they arrived today and ....

visitors can't see pics , please register or login

 :shocked:

oh and this arrived the other day to
visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Wow, that is some great customer service!! Congrats!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on July 18, 2019, 07:55:22 AM
yes upside-down aj came separate my OH got her for me  , but yes its very good customer service  I might try sun fading the discoloured star shine ,I will have to take her out the box but never mind  I shall see if it will work  :/
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 18, 2019, 12:54:58 PM
I get so excited seeing the y3 rainbows in the little toy shops around here on vacation. I was going up pick up another Tickle but not for $15... I'll be waiting to stumble across her at Target.  :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2019, 01:01:48 PM
I *think* that the ST AJ ponies a kind person here picked up for us mayy be at the post depot local to my parents as I just had a text from my Mum to say they'd had a custom notification. Hopefully they can go get it for me so it will be waiting for Naynie when she goes home in a week or two (she has to have a  root canal so ponies will cheer her up!) xd.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on July 18, 2019, 02:16:21 PM
awww I had to have 8 of my baby teeth out when I was little so my mum got me hopscotch after :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 21, 2019, 03:05:22 PM
awww I had to have 8 of my baby teeth out when I was little so my mum got me hopscotch after :)

That was sweet of her :D Pony memories like that are awesome :D

I found Twilight today :D so I have the unipeg set now :D I have deboxed all but Glory so far but given that I have to move soon I may end up deboxing her and getting another MIB one later...depends on how much space I have to pack.

In any case, UK people, the two stores I found these in down here were both Toymaster stores under the franchise name of Toy Barnhaus, if it's helpful at all to anyone.

And for anyone in the Southeastish area, I found them in Toymaster stores in Sutton and Epsom. And Epsom still has a lot left on the shelf as of this morning, so I think they were new out. My parents are down for the weekend so we took a trip and by coincidence happened to stumble on them there.

I haven't seen these in JL or anywhere else yet, or in any other Toymaster chain stores - but my JL still has Tickle and Confetti.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: ranka on July 21, 2019, 06:10:43 PM
I'm on holiday in Finland now and apparently they only have four of the ponies for sale here; Bubbles, Seashell, Applejack and Bowtie. It was very nice to see them live, Germany never got any at all!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 23, 2019, 02:14:25 AM
Random thought:  How cool would it be if Basic Fun was able to attend the Pony Fair in the future?  The Pony Fair is usually in Florida and they are also located in Florida. :)  Maybe they would see a pony in person that would inspire them.

Congrats on finding the unicorn / pegasus set, Taffeta!  I know it's been a long search!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Stellaluna on July 23, 2019, 02:28:12 AM
Random thought:  How cool would it be if Basic Fun was able to attend the Pony Fair in the future?  The Pony Fair is usually in Florida and they are also located in Florida. :)  Maybe they would see a pony in person that would inspire them.

Congrats on finding the unicorn / pegasus set, Taffeta!  I know it's been a long search!
I'm honestly surprised they arent attending this year. I'm sure they know that the collectors have fully embraced their products, so why not? It would be so amazing to meet them face to face and get more insight into how they got to this point and what their future goals are. Heck, a Basic Fun panel would be pretty interesting.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 23, 2019, 07:56:55 AM
Random thought:  How cool would it be if Basic Fun was able to attend the Pony Fair in the future?  The Pony Fair is usually in Florida and they are also located in Florida. :)  Maybe they would see a pony in person that would inspire them.

Congrats on finding the unicorn / pegasus set, Taffeta!  I know it's been a long search!

Thank you!

And as for the fair, did anyone actually invite them? Being that the fair is no longer connected to Hasbro (as far as I know), they might not even know about it...?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 23, 2019, 02:06:42 PM
Not sure if they were invited, but they did donate a SDCC Majesty and I think the Twilight / Twilight Sparkle set to the fair (for a raffle I believe), which was nice of them and shows they're aware of it.

That said, two conventions within two weeks might be too much even if they were invited. Especially in the middle of summer when people like to plan vacations.  (Real vacations, not working vacations, ha ha.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Mermaid on July 24, 2019, 03:24:49 AM
All 5 of the targets by me have cleared the retro shelves and no longer have the basic fun ponies! Is anyone else experiencing this?! I still need tickle and flutterbye! And just last week I saw a non scented moonstone, but now the shelves do not even have the upc tags! I hope the line isn’t ending. I wanted pinwheel and starflower, and many more!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 24, 2019, 03:36:01 AM
I saw a handful of scented / unscented first set Rainbow ponies last week.

I just looked at a Target Reddit (who even knew such a thing existed?) and it sounds like they're getting ready for a big toy reset.  ("Who got all their toy transition today? 😓 10 pallets worth of toys FML".)  That might be the reason?  I hope they aren't discontinued, I love them.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 24, 2019, 03:53:34 AM
Yes, all my regular Basic Fun ponies are gone except one lone Seashell.  However there are about 2 cases worth of the ST AJ floating around the store both in the Stranger Things section and in the toy section.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ragamuffin on July 24, 2019, 04:19:01 AM
At my Target last weekend, they restocked the retros and brought out some more earth ponies, including... Bowtie! I haven't seen the Bowtie before, she's really pretty with that dark blue. But I was looking for the Stranger Things AJ. I asked someone who worked there, and she said that there were a couple people who came in asking if they had her, and they sold out. Luckily they had some in stock at another nearby Target, so I was able to get her!

visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Foxtale on July 24, 2019, 05:10:00 AM
Did anyone hear any news from SDCC about future releases? I saw it mentioned about TE ponies but I am not sure who or how this was mentioned but am super excited if this is true. :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 24, 2019, 06:52:31 AM
Yes, all my regular Basic Fun ponies are gone except one lone Seashell.  However there are about 2 cases worth of the ST AJ floating around the store both in the Stranger Things section and in the toy section.

I am wondering whether the quantity of ST AJs that seem to be around over there is because originally they were intended for a global market and it didn't happen.

Over here JL still has Confetti and Tickle and they're all still on Amazon. The unipegs are on Amazon but not with Amazon directly at the moment. They keep going out of stock and are currently there at scalp prices. It's reassuring that Toymaster stores have them now as it means more people can get them at cost. But I am also hoping that Pinwheel and Starflower make it here before I move at the end of August. Their predicted date is Sept but JL haven't been entirely sticking to that and here have tended to be early...it will be tight.

Starflower still isn't on Amazon, but Pinwheel is, with a dispatch time of "by October" :P

I guess we'll wait and see if we've reached the end of the line or if they are still planning more.

I think we're not getting the Bow Tie set in the UK. It's a wonderful irony since that was the only set from that year we DID get in the eighties - and this time we've had the unipegs and 2nd set rainbows we never had back then instead...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 24, 2019, 01:17:07 PM
There are rumors they might do Twinkle Eye ponies (but not based on any official announcement).  They won't reveal the next SDCC exclusive until right before SDCC, though.  So who knows what it will be (if they do another).

To any Americans who are looking for Stranger Things Applejack and can't find her:  You can buy her off Target.com for $9.99.  You can choose to either ship directly to your house OR ship to your closest Target for pickup.   The pickup option is free, the other option has a nominal shipping charge.  It's also a good way to get extras if you have overseas friends who need her.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BeefyDia on July 24, 2019, 02:04:05 PM
Hi everyone, I'm really sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere already, (yes, I noticed that this is the third thread but poring over all three threads was a bit much and I didn't manage to find what I was looking for!) but does anybody know where I can find a complete list of all the 35th anniversary ponies released so far? Much preferably complete with names and pictures.

So far I've only managed to find this wikia (http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/35th_Anniversary) (http://(http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/35th_Anniversary)) but it's incomplete and doesn't have much information past the scented rainbow ponies wave.

Also just trying my luck here, but does anyone here know if there are any suppliers located in South East Asia who are selling these ponies? I'm from Singapore and while I don't really mind just buying straight off Amazon, it would be awesome if I could shave off a huge fraction of the cost from shipping :frolic:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 24, 2019, 02:10:09 PM
Hi everyone, I'm really sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere already, (yes, I noticed that this is the third thread but poring over all three threads was a bit much and I didn't manage to find what I was looking for!) but does anybody know where I can find a complete list of all the 35th anniversary ponies released so far? Much preferably complete with names and pictures.


https://data.mlpmerch.com/g1-retro/

Mlpmerch is a good place to go for that sort of info.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Foxtale on July 24, 2019, 04:39:06 PM
There are rumors they might do Twinkle Eye ponies (but not based on any official announcement).  They won't reveal the next SDCC exclusive until right before SDCC, though.  So who knows what it will be (if they do another).

Interesting.... I will have to investigate.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on July 24, 2019, 05:42:17 PM
There are rumors they might do Twinkle Eye ponies (but not based on any official announcement).  They won't reveal the next SDCC exclusive until right before SDCC, though.  So who knows what it will be (if they do another).

Interesting.... I will have to investigate.

I believe those rumors stemmed from someone selling some Twinkle Eyes on EBay to a user that was believed to be associated with the Basic Fun company.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 24, 2019, 05:43:49 PM
Still no 2nd set of Rainbows in Canada.... at least the Parlour showed up.... maybe they are still upcoming for us? I can hope
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2019, 07:44:21 PM
Why aren't the Unicorns and Pegasus on the website? That's ridiculous to put the older ones, Earths and ST AJ  out, but not those.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 24, 2019, 08:25:05 PM
Why aren't the Unicorns and Pegasus on the website? That's ridiculous to put the older ones, Earths and ST AJ  out, but not those.

What webpage?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2019, 08:34:43 PM
Why aren't the Unicorns and Pegasus on the website? That's ridiculous to put the older ones, Earths and ST AJ  out, but not those.

What webpage?

Target's website.

Nm they finally do. Hooray! Now I can get Moondancer and Sunbeam. Took em long enough.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 24, 2019, 08:41:27 PM
Yah I was gonna say..
They have been there but don't really show up bc out of stock. You have to search outside of targets page to get them.

I think somewhere on our 2nd mega thread there are links to all of them :p but would be a pain to dig thru that...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 24, 2019, 08:48:14 PM
Why aren't the Unicorns and Pegasus on the website? That's ridiculous to put the older ones, Earths and ST AJ  out, but not those.

What webpage?

Target's website.

Nm they finally do. Hooray! Now I can get Moondancer and Sunbeam. Took em long enough.

Yay! Glad they're finally accessible to you!! Patience pays off!

@LBS - maybe the delay is to do with repackaging them. Your boxes are bilingual, right? If Canada has special packaging it makes sense that it might take longer..? Over here we just have the US ones and only sometimes do they even bother to put the UK distributor address on the box (on the 2nd set of rainbows, yes, on the unipegs, no...)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2019, 08:49:37 PM
Yah I was gonna say..
They have been there but don't really show up bc out of stock. You have to search outside of targets page to get them.

I think somewhere on our 2nd mega thread there are links to all of them :p but would be a pain to dig thru that...

Really? Ugh. How aggravating.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 24, 2019, 11:46:37 PM
Glory (086-00-2877)-
https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-glory-figure/-/A-53812222
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B07HL54L2C/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1


Moondancer (086-00-2879)-
https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-moondancer-figure/-/A-53812225
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B00H3827VW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1


Sunbeam (086-00-2878) -
https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-sunbeam-figure/-/A-53812224
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B07GT82LGZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1

Twilight (086-00-2876) -
https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-twilight-figure/-/A-53812221
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B07GT82LGZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1


Firefly (086-00-2874) -
https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-firefly-figure/-/A-53812219
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B07HL5B289/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1


Medley (086-00-2875) -
https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-medley-figure/-/A-53812220
https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B00KW7NOPE/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1

:/ I notice some of them don't have a "notify when back in stock" option...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2019, 12:05:44 AM
Didn't the Unicorn / Pegasus set get replaced with the Seashell / Bow Tie set?  IIRC the Collector ponies, uni/peg, and sitting pony / turned head ponies all had the same DCPI #.

My local Targets did have the unicorns / pegasi, but for a VERY short time because they had so many Collector ponies to get through first.  I think that happens a lot with second waves.  (Like the 2nd set of adult sea ponies, second set of TAFs, etc.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 25, 2019, 12:20:19 AM
Didn't the Unicorn / Pegasus set get replaced with the Seashell / Bow Tie set?  IIRC the Collector ponies, uni/peg, and sitting pony / turned head ponies all had the same DCPI #.

My local Targets did have the unicorns / pegasi, but for a VERY short time because they had so many Collector ponies to get through first.  I think that happens a lot with second waves.  (Like the 2nd set of adult sea ponies, second set of TAFs, etc.)

seashell is 086-00-2489 https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-seashell/-/A-53938031
so that doesn't overlap a number...

I don't wanna look them all up XD

There's something about the codes being the same and that's why it won't show "in stock" in any stores...

maybe the upc is better to list?

although I wanna add-- just because it's on that site, doesn't mean it'll pop up for sale there...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2019, 12:23:42 AM
Yeah I noticed that too. It bums me, because I wanted a notification about Sunbeam for my daughter.

Thank you for the links Bandit. They're very much appreciated. :hug:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2019, 12:28:15 AM
They have individual numbers, but I believe the overall number for the set(s) is the same.  At one point I contacted the manager of my local Target to ask (beg, ha ha) him to order the unicorns / pegasi and he basically said he couldn't because Target had given the same DPCI to both sets.  They still had a bunch of Collector ponies in their backroom, and the store wouldn't auto-order more until that stock was depleted.  And by the time they WERE depleted, the 3rd wave (sitting ponies set) was nearly available.

Hope that makes sense.

Basically, I think the unicorn/peg wave is gone from the US at this point.  But it sounds like it's just arriving in the UK.  Maybe some UKers will be willing to trade a unicorn / pegasus for a ST Applejack or something.

Edit:  To put it another way, I think at any given time Target is only stocking two sets, and reusing two overall DPCIs over and over.  (Not including the Pretty Parlor / ST Applejack which are their own thing.)   One set went like so:  Collector Ponies --> Unicorn/Pegasus --> Bow Tie & Seashell set.  The other set went like:  1st set Rainbow ponies --> 2nd set Rainbow ponies.   Sometimes they do find old stock in the backrooms though (like a Target near me just put out two scented 1st set Rainbow ponies!), so it's still worth checking.  It is true that each individual pony has her own DPCI number on top of that, though.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 25, 2019, 12:30:16 AM
Yeah I noticed that too. It bums me, because I wanted a notification about Sunbeam for my daughter.

Thank you for the links Bandit. They're very much appreciated. :hug:

You could get it from Amazon? It's only an extra $3?

https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B07GT82LGZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1

They have individual numbers, but I believe the overall number for the set(s) is the same.  At one point I contacted the manager of my local Target to ask (beg, ha ha) him to order the unicorns / pegasi and he basically said he couldn't because Target had given the same DPCI to both sets.  They still had a bunch of Collector ponies in their backroom, and the store wouldn't auto-order more until that stock was depleted.  And by the time they WERE depleted, the 3rd wave (sitting ponies set) was nearly available.

Hope that makes sense.


Yeah, it makes sense. that's why it won't say in stock in any store. but online, they seem to be identified with the individual number.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 25, 2019, 12:57:24 AM
Yeah I noticed that too. It bums me, because I wanted a notification about Sunbeam for my daughter.

Thank you for the links Bandit. They're very much appreciated. :hug:

You could get it from Amazon? It's only an extra $3?

https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Fun-Little-Pony-Collection/dp/B07GT82LGZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=885561352528&qid=1564014582&s=gateway&sr=8-1

They have individual numbers, but I believe the overall number for the set(s) is the same.  At one point I contacted the manager of my local Target to ask (beg, ha ha) him to order the unicorns / pegasi and he basically said he couldn't because Target had given the same DPCI to both sets.  They still had a bunch of Collector ponies in their backroom, and the store wouldn't auto-order more until that stock was depleted.  And by the time they WERE depleted, the 3rd wave (sitting ponies set) was nearly available.

Hope that makes sense.


Yeah, it makes sense. that's why it won't say in stock in any store. but online, they seem to be identified with the individual number.

Yeah I may have too. But it burns me because the Moondancer I almost ordered was nearly 20 with SnH. And Sunbeam seems to go for even more. I didn't think she was that popular.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 25, 2019, 03:25:49 PM
Let's all pause for a moment and marvel that the first Basic Fun / Bridge Direct ponies were spotted on shelves not that long ago--January 2018. 

Two years ago a rerelease of an officially licensed G1 pony seemed totally impossible.  And now we have so many of them, produced in just a year and a half.  It's amazing and awesome.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on July 27, 2019, 04:00:51 AM
All 5 of the targets by me have cleared the retro shelves and no longer have the basic fun ponies! Is anyone else experiencing this?! I still need tickle and flutterbye! And just last week I saw a non scented moonstone, but now the shelves do not even have the upc tags! I hope the line isn’t ending. I wanted pinwheel and starflower, and many more!

They did a major refurb of my local Target and moved everything around. I don't see the retro endcap anymore.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 27, 2019, 04:07:21 AM
 yes our boxes are bilingual - though the scented Rainbows I have are the international versions... my Collectors Blossom and Butterscotch have stickers with French but that's all.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: banditpony on July 27, 2019, 12:38:03 PM
Let's all pause for a moment and marvel that the first Basic Fun / Bridge Direct ponies were spotted on shelves not that long ago--January 2018. 

Two years ago a rerelease of an officially licensed G1 pony seemed totally impossible.  And now we have so many of them, produced in just a year and a half.  It's amazing and awesome.

Agreed!! XD I feel so spoiled.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 27, 2019, 12:40:05 PM
All 5 of the targets by me have cleared the retro shelves and no longer have the basic fun ponies! Is anyone else experiencing this?! I still need tickle and flutterbye! And just last week I saw a non scented moonstone, but now the shelves do not even have the upc tags! I hope the line isn’t ending. I wanted pinwheel and starflower, and many more!

They did a major refurb of my local Target and moved everything around. I don't see the retro endcap anymore.

It's time for the fall toy reset so that's why things are empty and being moved.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 27, 2019, 02:43:04 PM
All 5 of the targets by me have cleared the retro shelves and no longer have the basic fun ponies! Is anyone else experiencing this?! I still need tickle and flutterbye! And just last week I saw a non scented moonstone, but now the shelves do not even have the upc tags! I hope the line isn’t ending. I wanted pinwheel and starflower, and many more!

They did a major refurb of my local Target and moved everything around. I don't see the retro endcap anymore.

It's time for the fall toy reset so that's why things are empty and being moved.

It might also lead to the first sightings of Pinwheel and Starflower.  Seems likely they will reach the US first...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on July 27, 2019, 05:12:24 PM
I'll be too busy to see the reset in action so let's hope they restock everything along with moving stuff around!
I can't wait to see the G4 shelf scrunched even more.  :P
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Harmonie on July 27, 2019, 05:31:54 PM
I was wondering what was going on. The only ones I've seen (aside from Stranger Things Apple Jack, which was with other ST merchandise) were at one Target in town and they were not in marked spots on the shelves, but were just kind of randomly placed on an end facing the back wall. It certainly gave me a large impression of "We're closing these out entirely.".

EDIT: I fixed a strange embarrassing error in what I called "Stranger Things".  :blush:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: aria_elwen on July 28, 2019, 03:51:23 PM
Well potentially a bit of good news for the UK. Argos appears to have picked up the unipegs. They're not on the website but their picture appears in the autumn/winter catalogue.

My localish Toymaster doesn't have them nor do they appear to be restocking the Rainbows. :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 28, 2019, 10:50:47 PM
Well potentially a bit of good news for the UK. Argos appears to have picked up the unipegs. They're not on the website but their picture appears in the autumn/winter catalogue.

My localish Toymaster doesn't have them nor do they appear to be restocking the Rainbows. :(

That's interesting. Not wholly surprising, either, since they had the collector ponies. Stores seem to be doing either the collector/classic/unipeg type stuff or the rainbow line. I think they did say rainbows would be in fewer stores here, so I guess the unipegs were more popular at the toy fair. They have a lower price point and also they're, well, a set with four unicorns in...so I guess it was a winner...?

Good to know though :)
They are still on Smyths' website but still showing as out of stock...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 30, 2019, 12:28:00 AM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on July 30, 2019, 01:26:50 AM
All 5 of the targets by me have cleared the retro shelves and no longer have the basic fun ponies! Is anyone else experiencing this?! I still need tickle and flutterbye! And just last week I saw a non scented moonstone, but now the shelves do not even have the upc tags! I hope the line isn’t ending. I wanted pinwheel and starflower, and many more!

They did a major refurb of my local Target and moved everything around. I don't see the retro endcap anymore.

It's time for the fall toy reset so that's why things are empty and being moved.

It might also lead to the first sightings of Pinwheel and Starflower.  Seems likely they will reach the US first...

I haven't even seen Confetti & friends in real life yet! :(
I'm in the US btw.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 30, 2019, 08:16:55 AM
Ugh, more Target exclusives, sigh. How to really annoy international collectors...

I guess we'll see if this one travels. G4 ones generally do, but this isn't Hasbro so who knows. It also depends what it is though...

I think that Confetti's set are meant officially to be coming out over the summer. But they have shipped early to some places. In any case we were told earlier in the year that it would be June/July but some might appear sooner. As it turned out we had them in the UK in mid-march - but not in all areas.

In any case, the UK have done all the stuff backwards and operate a 'rainbows first' policy. We've not had Bow Tie's set and we only just got the unipeg set this month - but we've had the y3 Rainbows for months. My JL is actually breeding Tickle, because the moment they sell one, more appear. Just Tickle, note. I haven't seen Trickles or Flutterbye in store for ages and there's only one Confetti now, out of three that were on shelf last week. In any case I keep checking in case the missing unicorns show up before I move, but I am not too hopeful.

I would expect the y3 rainbows to be more widespread stateside now. You guys get ponies in the more logical release order. We had the first scented rainbows before the collector ponies and now the y3 ones before the unipegs...but normal release order should have the y3 rainbows on shelves about now...

If it means next autumn as in 2020, it also suggests we can look forward to another year of BF ponies. But it also might be the grand finale. It will be sad if LD herself doesn't come out - I wouldn't mind betting she could be the Target exclusive as a pony on her own, but we'll see...

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 30, 2019, 02:31:25 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

Curious to see what they've got, but I wish they'd branch out to other stores.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wardah on July 30, 2019, 03:41:03 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

What if the exclusive is a big multipack of Flutter Ponies? Stores, including Target, tend to have big multi packs during fall/winter to capitalize one the holiday season.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on July 31, 2019, 01:12:43 AM
I’d love to see flutter ponies. :) I’ve seen a lot of Applejacks and Bubbles but no sign of Confetti’s set at my Target.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 01:47:36 AM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

What if the exclusive is a big multipack of Flutter Ponies? Stores, including Target, tend to have big multi packs during fall/winter to capitalize one the holiday season.

That'd be awesome! Wouldn't it be great if we could get the unmade Flutter Hideaway too? :inlove:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 31, 2019, 03:52:05 AM

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

What if the exclusive is a big multipack of Flutter Ponies? Stores, including Target, tend to have big multi packs during fall/winter to capitalize on the holiday season.

Oh, that could be it. If it's just a bundle pack of ponies that could be bought singly, then I doubt there will be much demand from non-US collectors.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind~Whistler on July 31, 2019, 04:00:01 AM
Well, don’t believe the excludive may be a Flutter set, since Basic Fun seems to have scrapped them as well as the Lemon Drop set  :cry:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 31, 2019, 04:23:17 AM
Not MLP, but I spotted a new Basic Fun toy on the retro end cap today:

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


They are sooo cute!  And I'm tempted . . . so tempted . . .
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wardah on July 31, 2019, 06:14:59 AM
Well, don’t believe the excludive may be a Flutter set, since Basic Fun seems to have scrapped them as well as the Lemon Drop set  :cry:

Did they say they were scrapped?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind~Whistler on July 31, 2019, 06:19:06 AM
Well, don’t believe the excludive may be a Flutter set, since Basic Fun seems to have scrapped them as well as the Lemon Drop set  :cry:

Did they say they were scrapped?
Yep, they’re a cancelled project AFAIK. The thread over at the TP mentioned that a representative from BF at the Fair said so  :cry:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 31, 2019, 06:39:23 AM
What a bummer . . . You can't win them all, I guess.  I do remember even they were hesitant to show them at the NY Toy Fair because they weren't certain of their status.  I guess they were always sort of . . . up in the air.  (Ho ho winged pony puns.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 31, 2019, 06:45:36 AM
Well, don’t believe the exclusive may be a Flutter set, since Basic Fun seems to have scrapped them as well as the Lemon Drop set  :cry:

Did they say they were scrapped?

I guess there's chatter on Facebook that someone from Basic Fun said they were cancelled, but I don't use FB so that's like third-hand information for me. :shrug: "She said that he said that they said" doesn't make for a solid news intro in my mind. ^^;

It doesn't have to be a Flutter box set though. Could be anything from a re-packaging of ponies from the existing retro line, to a set with Lemondrop/Sprinkles/Majesty, to the new G3 repros, to ????

up in the air

boooo XD
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2019, 07:05:14 AM
Basic Fun also don't have a good track record for consistent information to customers. Occasionally you get a good one, but a lot of the time there's contradiction.

Examples:

Rainbow Ponies will come out in Europe first (didn't).
The UK won't get collector ponies (did and still do)
ST AJ will be released worldwide on 4th July (hah).

...BUT I would not be surprised if the Flutters didn't happen, and honestly, won't mind if they don't. Flutter wings are very special and living up to the expectations of them while trying to make them sturdier is tough. I think they're safer sticking to other types of ponies instead. I hope we will get more G1 going forward.

For me, unless the G3 ponies we've been talking about are the exclusives, I think the most likely thing right now is that the Target excl. will be Lemon Drop without parlour. But there's always room for unknown pony x.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind~Whistler on July 31, 2019, 08:34:46 AM
For me, unless the G3 ponies we've been talking about are the exclusives, I think the most likely thing right now is that the Target excl. will be Lemon Drop without parlour. But there's always room for unknown pony x.
A set of all the playset ponies (with variations like glitter symbols, similar to the MOs) would be really sweet! I’m still in the fence about the G3s though...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 04:16:37 PM
Well, don’t believe the excludive may be a Flutter set, since Basic Fun seems to have scrapped them as well as the Lemon Drop set  :cry:

Source?
Not MLP, but I spotted a new Basic Fun toy on the retro end cap today:

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


They are sooo cute!  And I'm tempted . . . so tempted . . .


Cuute!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 04:36:40 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 04:38:28 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D

Why something as flimsy and crappy as a cardboard castle? That's cheaper then Hasbroken.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 04:42:13 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D

Why something as flimsy and crappy as a cardboard castle? That's cheaper then Hasbroken.

Because a full plastic replica would be way too huge for the space I would want for it- and also cost more than $200. Plus if I wanted the castle, I could buy the original for cheaps on ebay. The original Majesty though- she is terrible with thin whispy mane.  I would love for her to come with long silken locks....

Also, I thought the cardboard "castle greyskull" that came with the 2016 or 2017 She-ra doll was fantastic. Something like that.

Of course Mattel also did a re-make of the original Castle Greyskull, and it was indeed, over $200.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 04:45:00 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D

Why something as flimsy and crappy as a cardboard castle? That's cheaper then Hasbroken.

Because a full plastic replica would be way too huge for the space I would want for it- and also cost more than $200. Plus if I wanted the castle, I could buy the original for cheaps on ebay. The original Majesty though- she is terrible with thin whispy mane.  I would love for her to come with long silken locks....

Also, I thought the cardboard "castle greyskull" that came with the 2016 or 2017 She-ra doll was fantastic. Something like that.

Of course Mattel also did a re-make of the original Castle Greyskull, and it was indeed, over $200.

So you'd rather encourage a company to majorly cheap out and sell a playset to kids that'll get destroyed quickly?  :pout: Dang, not even Hasbro pulled that kinda crap with the last major playsets.   
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 31, 2019, 04:54:35 PM
I think it may boil down to "would you rather have a cardboard castle display or no castle at all?"

I mean, people are sad about the cancellation of the flutter ponies (me too) and those were much flimsier than cardboard, lol.  They were still a pretty cool toy, even if they did break their wings after about 1 day of play.

Honestly, though, I would be happy with any version of "normal" Majesty because the original one just has such terrible terrible hair.  The pony queen deserves silky, shiny hair!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 04:57:15 PM
Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D

Why something as flimsy and crappy as a cardboard castle? That's cheaper then Hasbroken.

Because a full plastic replica would be way too huge for the space I would want for it- and also cost more than $200. Plus if I wanted the castle, I could buy the original for cheaps on ebay. The original Majesty though- she is terrible with thin whispy mane.  I would love for her to come with long silken locks....

Also, I thought the cardboard "castle greyskull" that came with the 2016 or 2017 She-ra doll was fantastic. Something like that.

Of course Mattel also did a re-make of the original Castle Greyskull, and it was indeed, over $200.

So you'd rather encourage a company to majorly cheap out and sell a playset to kids that'll get destroyed quickly?  :pout: Dang, not even Hasbro pulled that kinda crap with the last major playsets.

Why yes, once again,  I would rather have a cardboard playset that can be recyled than a huge plastic monstrosity that will cost way too much and take up way too much space in any place and then get tossed and take up more space in the landfill.

Also, given how poorly Peachy's $20 salon sold, I am 100% sure an actual plastic castle would sell much worse.  People may like nostalgia but not nostalgia that takes up 1/4 of their kid's bedroom.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 04:59:58 PM
I think it may boil down to "would you rather have a cardboard castle display or no castle at all?"

I mean, people are sad about the cancellation of the flutter ponies (me too) and those were much flimsier than cardboard, lol.  They were still a pretty cool toy, even if they did break their wings after about 1 day of play.

Honestly, though, I would be happy with any version of "normal" Majesty because the original one just has such terrible terrible hair.  The pony queen deserves silky, shiny hair!

Well, people are always whining about how cheap toy companies are getting and how they want a return to quality. So why encourage it in a toy company that HAS been a return to quality and are also quite affordable? The SSC playset and Pretty Parlor weren't reduced to cardboard.

Post Merge: July 31, 2019, 05:02:57 PM

Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D

Why something as flimsy and crappy as a cardboard castle? That's cheaper then Hasbroken.

Because a full plastic replica would be way too huge for the space I would want for it- and also cost more than $200. Plus if I wanted the castle, I could buy the original for cheaps on ebay. The original Majesty though- she is terrible with thin whispy mane.  I would love for her to come with long silken locks....

Also, I thought the cardboard "castle greyskull" that came with the 2016 or 2017 She-ra doll was fantastic. Something like that.

Of course Mattel also did a re-make of the original Castle Greyskull, and it was indeed, over $200.

So you'd rather encourage a company to majorly cheap out and sell a playset to kids that'll get destroyed quickly?  :pout: Dang, not even Hasbro pulled that kinda crap with the last major playsets.

Why yes, once again,  I would rather have a cardboard playset that can be recyled than a huge plastic monstrosity that will cost way too much and take up way too much space in any place and then get tossed and take up more space in the landfill.

Also, given how poorly Peachy's $20 salon sold, I am 100% sure an actual plastic castle would sell much worse.  People may like nostalgia but not nostalgia that takes up 1/4 of their kid's bedroom.

I already explained why it was a bad idea. Kids, believe it or not, play with toys. Cardboard will get destroyed. Even collectors prefer their stuff to last. Imagine the outrage if Hasbro made the Seaquestria playset out of flimsy cardboard. Lots of people go without playsets too due to cash or space.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 05:09:08 PM
I think it may boil down to "would you rather have a cardboard castle display or no castle at all?"

I mean, people are sad about the cancellation of the flutter ponies (me too) and those were much flimsier than cardboard, lol.  They were still a pretty cool toy, even if they did break their wings after about 1 day of play.

Honestly, though, I would be happy with any version of "normal" Majesty because the original one just has such terrible terrible hair.  The pony queen deserves silky, shiny hair!

Well, people are always whining about how cheap toy companies are getting and how they want a return to quality. So why encourage it in a toy company that HAS been a return to quality and are also quite affordable? The SSC playset and Pretty Parlor weren't reduced to cardboard.

Post Merge: July 31, 2019, 05:02:57 PM

Minor news, but popping this in here so everyone has a chance to see it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eFd7KAXiL/)

So it would appear that Basic Fun has semi-officially nixed the Lemondrop parlour v.2, and instead they're hoping to offer up "something great" for next year. Hmmmm....

And something new for Target around October, maybe a for-real-on-purpose exclusive? I'm going to have to start hoarding little boxes again. ;)

OH maybe it will be Majesty - normal without the flower print like the SDCC pony.  It would be fun if she came with a cardboard type castle :D

Why something as flimsy and crappy as a cardboard castle? That's cheaper then Hasbroken.

Because a full plastic replica would be way too huge for the space I would want for it- and also cost more than $200. Plus if I wanted the castle, I could buy the original for cheaps on ebay. The original Majesty though- she is terrible with thin whispy mane.  I would love for her to come with long silken locks....

Also, I thought the cardboard "castle greyskull" that came with the 2016 or 2017 She-ra doll was fantastic. Something like that.

Of course Mattel also did a re-make of the original Castle Greyskull, and it was indeed, over $200.

So you'd rather encourage a company to majorly cheap out and sell a playset to kids that'll get destroyed quickly?  :pout: Dang, not even Hasbro pulled that kinda crap with the last major playsets.

Why yes, once again,  I would rather have a cardboard playset that can be recyled than a huge plastic monstrosity that will cost way too much and take up way too much space in any place and then get tossed and take up more space in the landfill.

Also, given how poorly Peachy's $20 salon sold, I am 100% sure an actual plastic castle would sell much worse.  People may like nostalgia but not nostalgia that takes up 1/4 of their kid's bedroom.

I already explained why it was a bad idea. Kids, believe it or not, play with toys. Cardboard will get destroyed. Even collectors prefer their stuff to last. Imagine the outrage if Hasbro made the Seaquestria playset out of flimsy cardboard. Lots of people go without playsets too due to cash or space.

Kid's rarely get $200 sets to play with.  Especially when you can pick up the same thing on ebay for $20.   If they release the pony with a $200 set, it will not sell.  They would have to cheap it down shrink it and include only one wall like they did for the G4 "castles" to make it affordable  and then it would no longer be retro and it would still be $45 or whatever the G4 castles cost (I never got one too big).  So it just isn't going to happen.

I'd way rather have a cardboard castle packaging than nothing at all. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 31, 2019, 05:24:03 PM
One issue I see with the big playsets is . . . that's sooo much shelf space.  I don't think Target would be willing to stock something that big (especially after the Pretty Parlor didn't move), and Target is the main retailer willing to carry BF ponies.

I'd love to be proven wrong and see them make lots of retro playsets, but from a retailers perspective it seems like such a risk.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 05:41:02 PM
One issue I see with the big playsets is . . . that's sooo much shelf space.  I don't think Target would be willing to stock something that big (especially after the Pretty Parlor didn't move), and Target is the main retailer willing to carry BF ponies.

I'd love to be proven wrong and see them make lots of retro playsets, but from a retailers perspective it seems like such a risk.

Well yes, exactly.   Putting aside the cost of something that huge-  the space factor is a huge turn off.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Foxtale on July 31, 2019, 06:00:11 PM
Just jumping in to clarify before rumors begin.

The current news is that the Purple Version of the Pretty Parlor was reportedly not picked up by any retailers. In turn this means it will not be produced at this time. Not necessarily scrapped but not in production yet either. The reason for the initial hesitation to show it off in February was to not get collectors hopes up since it was not confirmed. That being said, it was implied something even better might be in the works for the future instead of that playset. ;D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 31, 2019, 06:12:27 PM
If I was making a repro Dream Castle, I would make it an Amazon Exclusive so that there would be no "lack of shelf space" argument. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 06:29:32 PM
If I was making a repro Dream Castle, I would make it an Amazon Exclusive so that there would be no "lack of shelf space" argument.

That's not a bad idea.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2019, 06:46:48 PM
If they dare make a regular Majesty any kind of US exclusive there will be much rantage from this pony geek. You have been warned in advance.

As for DC - I actually would prefer them selling all the playset ponies without playsets. I don't have space or cash for repro playsets when I still have my originals...but I would also like a new Majesty.

Not so fussed on LD unless they do something interesting with her - like change her pose - since my childhood Chinese one is in pretty good shape still and I have a fair few HK ones floating around.

Plus I'd like to see Sprinkles. A nice Sprinkles. Not a ratty one.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on July 31, 2019, 10:37:41 PM
If it was me in charge, I wouldn't make any Amazon Exclusive a country exclusive, since it seems Amazon ships worldwide.  (That might actually make it more available to their target demographic.)  Plus, DC would be expensive enough that free shipping would automatically come into play.   :biggrin:

But I could also see them making playset ponies come just as the pony.  Or maybe a Playset Ponies box set with Majesty, Sprinkles, Lemon Drop, Baby Tiddly Winks, and Baby Halfnote (as an example).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind~Whistler on July 31, 2019, 11:07:53 PM
But I could also see them making playset ponies come just as the pony.  Or maybe a Playset Ponies box set with Majesty, Sprinkles, Lemon Drop, Baby Tiddly Winks, and Baby Halfnote (as an example).
What if it was a set that included Playset Ponies and their companions with their packaging looking like their respective playset? LD with Brandy, Majesty and Spike, and Sprinkles and Ducksoup? I would certainly shell out the cash for that!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2019, 11:25:59 PM
But I could also see them making playset ponies come just as the pony.  Or maybe a Playset Ponies box set with Majesty, Sprinkles, Lemon Drop, Baby Tiddly Winks, and Baby Halfnote (as an example).
What if it was a set that included Playset Ponies and their companions with their packaging looking like their respective playset? LD with Brandy, Majesty and Spike, and Sprinkles and Ducksoup? I would certainly shell out the cash for that!

We don't need the pets if they're just going to use SSC moulds. Those aren't pony pets, so personally I don't want any of them. But the ponies on their own - that would work. Even if it's just a normal box with artwork like the playset inside and out.

The problem with exclusives is that the US market is so big it can sustain itself. So basically US companies don't need to care that much about the international market when it comes to exclusive items. So they're not that fussed if international fans have to pay more or get annoyed by it - there are enough US customers and enough interested US stores that it creates the profit they want, so it doesn't matter. And probably they know that some people buy to ship abroad or to scalp but basically it sells more of their items, and puts the export cost on the buyer and not on them, so I don't suppose that's an issue either.

Luckily this community has people who help out so getting the items isn't so hard. I've always been very grateful for that and the fact that ponypeople always support each other like this in a global sense, although these days exclusives on this side of the atlantic are unusual and mostly down to bad distribution, rather than planning (eg Holly Dash).

What is hard to deal with is the double or triple cost of an item that's $10 in a US store because the US companies are geographically myopic.

People say that foreign stores and suppliers can pick up the items if they want to, but having seen some of the UK Hasbro catalogues for G1 and the fact that in those there are a lot of potentially available G1 lines or ponies missing from them, it's something of a fallacy. It's not for sure that international suppliers are offered the full lineup, and it's sometimes pot luck if an exclusive travels or not.

For example, Asda used to be owned by Walmart but in spite of that, we never had Haven Bay. We did have the through the mirror thing with Sunset Shimmer, which I think was a Walmart thing...but it showed up in Smyths, not Asda.

On the other hand, there's no link between Argos/Tesco and Target, but those stores have regularly had Target exclusives through G4 and Entertainer even had some with Target stickers on the boxes.

We had most TRU exclusives in G3, but not the Birthflower G3 ponies. However, although we mostly had no Target G3 ponies, we did get Royal Ribbon (I think she was target?) and Royalette (wasn't she also Target)? And we had Portobella and Lickity Split in Woolworths but not as an exclusive before she even appeared in KB in the States.

*shrug* There really isn't much of a rhyme or reason which  makes the whole thing more difficult. We can't predict in advance what will or won't travel unless someone gives concrete info, so you can choose to import, pay over the odds and then find them in store...or you can wait and miss the item completely.

Amazon would make it global though - providing it was available on global amazon. Right now the mishmash M6 in weird poses are only on US Amazon, even though they ship worldwide. Not that I intend to buy them, but even Amazon isn't universal.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on August 01, 2019, 06:17:25 AM
Not MLP, but I spotted a new Basic Fun toy on the retro end cap today:

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


They are sooo cute!  And I'm tempted . . . so tempted . . .

I NEED these!! Another thing I have to hope comes to Canada.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Icey on August 02, 2019, 05:56:25 PM
Oh my, I think a trip to Target is in order ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind~Whistler on August 04, 2019, 08:15:01 PM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 04, 2019, 09:06:10 PM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4

That is both cute and bizarre in one fell swoop.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 04, 2019, 09:27:58 PM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4

That's fanart unfortunately, not an official image.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 04, 2019, 09:44:41 PM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4

That's fanart unfortunately, not an official image.

Oof, that's a shame that Walmart did that. :/

edit - found the source (https://www.deviantart.com/anscathmarcach/art/Friendship-is-Retro-302531308)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 04, 2019, 09:55:33 PM
Aha, wow. Seems like all sorts of companies are using fan-made stuff over official as of late.
(By that I mean...the one time Nick used the SpongeBob background.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wind~Whistler on August 04, 2019, 10:52:41 PM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4

That's fanart unfortunately, not an official image.
Aw, man. And I got really excited thinking of this replacing the new vectors  >_<
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 05, 2019, 12:03:06 AM
Well technically they can claim fair use of the art since it is their intellectual property. But it would have been  nice if the creator of the fanart was asked first!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 05, 2019, 12:17:33 AM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4

That looks an awful lot like someone's fan art. I swear I've seen it somewhere before.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 05, 2019, 01:01:49 AM
https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005 (https://www.walmart.com/col/My-Little-Pony-Classic-Collection/515654874?sourceid=csebr03b9c0774d77e241d4b35855362cba6dc5&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=4094033938&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15649409762561591340910080302008005)
Walmart updated their site to have the Mane Six drawn in the MLPnF style!
Personally, I like these better than the vectors we got for the Retro-styled G4

That looks an awful lot like someone's fan art. I swear I've seen it somewhere before.

Yeah it is, I linked it above.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 05, 2019, 03:52:08 AM
OMG, reminds me of the time I saw this bootleg dress with definitely stolen fanart:

visitors can't see pics , please register or login


Best part is giant G4 Rainbow Dash looming behind them.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 06, 2019, 06:40:13 PM
I sent Basic Fun a message (via their website) basically just saying "Your ponies are great, I hope you keep making them" and in their response they said:

"Hi there,
Thank you so much!  We will definitely continue to reissue the classic My Little Pony lines as long as the retailers and fan are still asking for them!"

So to the people who were worried that BF was discontinuing the line (though I don't really get why people would think that, seems like the singles sell great), it doesn't sound like that's the case at all.  :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 06, 2019, 06:41:31 PM
I sent Basic Fun a message (via their website) basically just saying "Your ponies are great, I hope you keep making them" and in their response they said:

"Hi there,
Thank you so much!  We will definitely continue to reissue the classic My Little Pony lines as long as the retailers and fan are still asking for them!"

So to the people who were worried that BF was discontinuing the line (though I don't really get why people would think that, seems like the singles sell great), it doesn't sound like that's the case at all.  :)

I'm guessing because the original estimate was 3 years...

But people over your side of the world seem to worry every time Target resets its shelves. Shelf resetting seems an unknown art here so the ponies will just be there till they sell xD.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 06, 2019, 06:54:06 PM
Well, some people on Facebook were freaking out that Basic Fun wasn't displaying new ponies at SDCC, but Hasbro has never released new pony info at SDCC, I can't remember if Basic Fun has even BEEN at SDCC before, and Basic Fun's singular SDCC exclusive was . . . a My Little Pony.  If MLPs weren't selling well why would that be the exclusive, you know?

But yeah, the Target reset definitely spooks people too.  The toy shelves suddenly go bare because (understandably) they stop stocking toys b/c the more empty the shelves are beforehand the better.  Then, everything is chaos and toys are in the wrong place.  Then, they finally get things sorted out and the shelves are back to normal . . . until the NEXT time. ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: CherryTreats on August 07, 2019, 02:56:34 AM
Thank you LadyMoondancer for posting about the Pound Puppies! I was able to find them at my Target and am thrilled! There is an insert inside the box that even shows newborn puppies--so cute!

My Target finally had all the unscented rainbow ponies, plus one Bubbles left. They were on sale for $8.49. The other Target I went to almost never has ponies--they hardly even have any G4s. They had one Pretty Parlor on clearance. Both Targets did have the Stranger Things ponies last month, but I didn't check if any are left.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 07, 2019, 01:13:59 PM
Well, some people on Facebook were freaking out that Basic Fun wasn't displaying new ponies at SDCC, but Hasbro has never released new pony info at SDCC, I can't remember if Basic Fun has even BEEN at SDCC before, and Basic Fun's singular SDCC exclusive was . . . a My Little Pony.  If MLPs weren't selling well why would that be the exclusive, you know?

But yeah, the Target reset definitely spooks people too.  The toy shelves suddenly go bare because (understandably) they stop stocking toys b/c the more empty the shelves are beforehand the better.  Then, everything is chaos and toys are in the wrong place.  Then, they finally get things sorted out and the shelves are back to normal . . . until the NEXT time. ;)


I’ve been guilty about worrying when the shelves are empty at Target. :blush:  Not because I think Basic Fun has stopped making them but I worry my Target might not restock them. On my Target run last time I found a Bubbles and Butterscotch. I haven’t found the Pound Puppies yet.

I can see why Lemon Drop and the recolored Pretty Parlor has been cancelled since the Peachy/PP set has been sitting on shelves and not selling.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: achab1984 on August 08, 2019, 01:37:19 AM
I was at a Target last week and they had no ponies. They said they have not gotten any new ones in for a month now!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 10, 2019, 05:39:25 PM
My Target restocked the 1st set of unscented Rainbows and Applejack's set. I was finally able to get Sunlight to complete my 1st Rainbow Ponies set.  :cheer:  Still no sign of Confetti or her friends. 



Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 10, 2019, 05:47:24 PM
I asked a friend if she'd look out for Sunbeam, Pinwheel or Confetti for my daughter.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 10, 2019, 06:39:44 PM
I am excited for the first sighting of Pinwheel and Starflower. I feel like they will coincide with the Target reset over there, and once they appear there they can appear here too :D The French boxes said September and that's not far off - they must be due to appear in US stores soon, surely??

On another note, my JL is actually breeding Tickle. No word of a lie.

The last several visits have been like this:

#1 3 Tickles 3 Confettis
#2 2 Tickles, 1 Confetti
#3 3 Tickles, no Confetti

...Yesterday? 4 Tickles.

Is someone just sending all the Tickles to my store?

I know we never had them in the eighties so were long overdue, but it's getting a bit ridiculous now...makes me wonder if somewhere else in the UK has a Tickle shortage.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 12, 2019, 02:14:43 PM
I went to a conference over the weekend and since there was a Target near the conference I decided to check for ponies.  I didn't see any but as people have been reporting toy changeups I decided to ask an employee.  He told me that they no longer carry the retro ponies.  So Layton, Utah people, you might have to check Riverdale.  I didn't make it to Riverdale to check there.  I might have to start ordering these online. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on August 12, 2019, 09:33:04 PM
I went to a conference over the weekend and since there was a Target near the conference I decided to check for ponies.  I didn't see any but as people have been reporting toy changeups I decided to ask an employee.  He told me that they no longer carry the retro ponies.  So Layton, Utah people, you might have to check Riverdale.  I didn't make it to Riverdale to check there.  I might have to start ordering these online.

I wonder if he meant we don't have any of those rather than Target won't be carrying any?

I have a friend who works at Target too, and she is definitely not privy to what may be coming down the pipe from the buyer or when something is or is not cancelled...  unless you spoke to a manager or someone who is really in the "know" I wouldn't panic yet... ?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on August 12, 2019, 10:42:01 PM
I went to a conference over the weekend and since there was a Target near the conference I decided to check for ponies.  I didn't see any but as people have been reporting toy changeups I decided to ask an employee.  He told me that they no longer carry the retro ponies.  So Layton, Utah people, you might have to check Riverdale.  I didn't make it to Riverdale to check there.  I might have to start ordering these online.

I wonder if he meant we don't have any of those rather than Target won't be carrying any?

I have a friend who works at Target too, and she is definitely not privy to what may be coming down the pipe from the buyer or when something is or is not cancelled...  unless you spoke to a manager or someone who is really in the "know" I wouldn't panic yet... ?

He said they no longer carry them, but he wasn't a manager so maybe they're just between shipments.  I was very disappointed because any Target for me is an hour+ away so it isn't like I can just pop down whenever I feel like to check.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: promqueen on August 13, 2019, 03:58:00 AM
I sent Basic Fun a message (via their website) basically just saying "Your ponies are great, I hope you keep making them" and in their response they said:

"Hi there,
Thank you so much!  We will definitely continue to reissue the classic My Little Pony lines as long as the retailers and fan are still asking for them!"

So to the people who were worried that BF was discontinuing the line (though I don't really get why people would think that, seems like the singles sell great), it doesn't sound like that's the case at all.  :)

That's great news. I'm hoping for the flutter wings next ! Would be great to get those with brand new wings ☺
I'd also love to see the big brother ponies and pony friends next because some of them are so HTF especially in box!!

Also I know it's a stretch but I hope they will change up the box shape/art for the next reissues cause I'm getting bored of the same design !
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: EnaRocketQueen on August 13, 2019, 01:56:12 PM
I didn't have much interest in these, and couldn't find them in any shops around where I live, so didn't give them a lot of thought.
Until I was out of town on Sunday and saw them in real life. Now I think I'll be getting a few. I might even keep them MIB because they would look so good on my shelf where I used to keep my dolls.

Thing is, they do seem rather pricey...
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 13, 2019, 02:05:05 PM
I didn't have much interest in these, and couldn't find them in any shops around where I live, so didn't give them a lot of thought.
Until I was out of town on Sunday and saw them in real life. Now I think I'll be getting a few. I might even keep them MIB because they would look so good on my shelf where I used to keep my dolls.

Thing is, they do seem rather pricey...

The cheapest price I've seen here for them is Smyths, which is £8.99. They're meant to get the unipeg set but right now (at least ours) only has a ton of CPs.

Otherwise general rule is classics (unipeg, collector) are £9.99 and rainbows are £12.99 :/

Almost all the Tickles are gone from my JL. Either someone really liked Tickle or a ponyperson visited my town xD.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: EnaRocketQueen on August 13, 2019, 02:31:25 PM
I didn't have much interest in these, and couldn't find them in any shops around where I live, so didn't give them a lot of thought.
Until I was out of town on Sunday and saw them in real life. Now I think I'll be getting a few. I might even keep them MIB because they would look so good on my shelf where I used to keep my dolls.

Thing is, they do seem rather pricey...

The cheapest price I've seen here for them is Smyths, which is £8.99. They're meant to get the unipeg set but right now (at least ours) only has a ton of CPs.

Otherwise general rule is classics (unipeg, collector) are £9.99 and rainbows are £12.99 :/

Almost all the Tickles are gone from my JL. Either someone really liked Tickle or a ponyperson visited my town xD.

I can't find them in my JL. Though when I saw them yesterday they weren't with the G4 ponies, and had their own section. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. It seems stupid to buy them online and pay for delivery when I live in a city centre
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 18, 2019, 06:17:30 AM
For anyone in Spokane, WA, the White Elephant store on Division has retro MLPs--including nearly a full set of the unicorn / pegasus set!  I think the only ones they were missing were Firefly and Twilight. 
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on August 19, 2019, 03:47:07 PM
I just went to the West Seattle Target and they had a reasonably full shelf full of ponies-  I picked up another original orange AJ (I had given the first one I got to my sister).  They also had the dark blue Bow Tie and several rainbow ponies (2 Tickle and a Starshine)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: promqueen on August 19, 2019, 11:44:39 PM
Not sure how to post a screenshot but I reached out to basic fun about getting wave two rainbow ponies and earth ponies to canada and this is what they said plus revealed that a wave 3 of rainbow (actually unicorn & pegasus) will be hitting retailers next year!!  :shocked:

"Hi there, it looks like Toys R Us Canada picked up the Earth Ponies collection, which was set to be released for Spring 2019 so they might still have them.  They are part of an ongoing series (all under item number 35230) called "Classic Ponies".  Wave 1 was 35th Anniversary (Flat Footed), the 2nd Wave (Fall 2018) was Pegasus and Unicorn and now the 3rd wave is the Earth Ponies.  Toys R Us Canada took 35230 which is this series but I am unsure which collection they have on shelf at this time. 
The Rainbow Ponies are part of 35250 which began with Wave 1 Scented Ponies, then Wave 2 unscented ponies (Trickles, Tickle, Confetti, Flutterbye) then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020.  Toys R Us took the Rainbow collection above as well.  Good luck!"
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on August 20, 2019, 12:36:18 AM
Not sure how to post a screenshot but I reached out to basic fun about getting wave two rainbow ponies and earth ponies to canada and this is what they said plus revealed that a wave 3 of rainbow (actually unicorn & pegasus) will be hitting retailers next year!!  :shocked:

"Hi there, it looks like Toys R Us Canada picked up the Earth Ponies collection, which was set to be released for Spring 2019 so they might still have them.  They are part of an ongoing series (all under item number 35230) called "Classic Ponies".  Wave 1 was 35th Anniversary (Flat Footed), the 2nd Wave (Fall 2018) was Pegasus and Unicorn and now the 3rd wave is the Earth Ponies.  Toys R Us Canada took 35230 which is this series but I am unsure which collection they have on shelf at this time. 
The Rainbow Ponies are part of 35250 which began with Wave 1 Scented Ponies, then Wave 2 unscented ponies (Trickles, Tickle, Confetti, Flutterbye) then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020.  Toys R Us took the Rainbow collection above as well.  Good luck!"

That’s exciting!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 20, 2019, 12:48:46 AM
I’m looking forward to Basic Fun Gusty, Heart Throb, Sparkler and Surprise.  :)

Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shy Violet on August 20, 2019, 04:36:24 AM
Not sure how to post a screenshot but I reached out to basic fun about getting wave two rainbow ponies and earth ponies to canada and this is what they said plus revealed that a wave 3 of rainbow (actually unicorn & pegasus) will be hitting retailers next year!!  :shocked:

"Hi there, it looks like Toys R Us Canada picked up the Earth Ponies collection, which was set to be released for Spring 2019 so they might still have them.  They are part of an ongoing series (all under item number 35230) called "Classic Ponies".  Wave 1 was 35th Anniversary (Flat Footed), the 2nd Wave (Fall 2018) was Pegasus and Unicorn and now the 3rd wave is the Earth Ponies.  Toys R Us Canada took 35230 which is this series but I am unsure which collection they have on shelf at this time. 
The Rainbow Ponies are part of 35250 which began with Wave 1 Scented Ponies, then Wave 2 unscented ponies (Trickles, Tickle, Confetti, Flutterbye) then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020.  Toys R Us took the Rainbow collection above as well.  Good luck!"

Such great news!!!! I hope they show up soon! And exciting to hear about the Gusty set.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2019, 07:08:52 AM
Two questions I feel I must ask...

One, why are those 'Rainbow Ponies', and two, WHERE IS POWDER?!

Will this set be like the Rainbows and split, or are they just going to ditch that pose?

Powder is my favourite in the set :( And we never had those here in the eighties either, so I was hoping to be able to complete that hoodoo.

Rather have Powder than Gusty, though I know that'll be an unpopular opinion.

Excited for Sparkler though. She's always been a favourite for me, since she was on the front of the first pony comic I ever had (#18).
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 20, 2019, 02:27:16 PM
I was wondering where Powder and Skyflier are myself. Those two DD and I need.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Galactica on August 20, 2019, 05:08:15 PM
Not sure how to post a screenshot but I reached out to basic fun about getting wave two rainbow ponies and earth ponies to canada and this is what they said plus revealed that a wave 3 of rainbow (actually unicorn & pegasus) will be hitting retailers next year!!  :shocked:

"Hi there, it looks like Toys R Us Canada picked up the Earth Ponies collection, which was set to be released for Spring 2019 so they might still have them.  They are part of an ongoing series (all under item number 35230) called "Classic Ponies".  Wave 1 was 35th Anniversary (Flat Footed), the 2nd Wave (Fall 2018) was Pegasus and Unicorn and now the 3rd wave is the Earth Ponies.  Toys R Us Canada took 35230 which is this series but I am unsure which collection they have on shelf at this time. 
The Rainbow Ponies are part of 35250 which began with Wave 1 Scented Ponies, then Wave 2 unscented ponies (Trickles, Tickle, Confetti, Flutterbye) then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020.  Toys R Us took the Rainbow collection above as well.  Good luck!"

Yay!!! I can't wait to see them!!!!  I think they are selling just great which is good news for all of us- weee!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on August 20, 2019, 07:49:38 PM
...then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020. "

Ooh a pristine, luminous Surprise will go some way to help satisfy my Honeycomb itch!  :whoa: :whoa: :whoa:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2019, 07:51:27 PM
...then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020. "

Ooh a pristine, luminous Surprise will go some way to help satisfy my Honeycomb itch!  :whoa: :whoa: :whoa:

There will always be room for Honeycomb.

Always.

O.O.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on August 20, 2019, 07:59:52 PM
...then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020. "

Ooh a pristine, luminous Surprise will go some way to help satisfy my Honeycomb itch!  :whoa: :whoa: :whoa:

There will always be room for Honeycomb.

Always.

O.O.

Oh yes -  ;)
I doubt BF will re-invent Honeycomb, so Surprise will have to do!  :lol:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2019, 08:00:08 PM
...then more unscented Rainbow Ponies Wave 3 which will be Gusty, Sparkler, Heart Throb and Surprise - which will be released in 2020. "

Ooh a pristine, luminous Surprise will go some way to help satisfy my Honeycomb itch!  :whoa: :whoa: :whoa:

There will always be room for Honeycomb.

Always.

O.O.

Oh yes -  ;)
I doubt BF will re-invent Honeycomb, so Surprise will have to do!  :lol:

Buy two, get some glitter paint...;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Aflame on August 20, 2019, 08:02:14 PM
 :dropjaw: :faint: :bolt: I hope they get to the UK at the same time  then !!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on August 20, 2019, 08:02:35 PM
...
Buy two, get some glitter paint...;)

Too right!  :party: ...but why stop at just two?  :devious:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2019, 08:04:02 PM
:dropjaw: :faint: :bolt: I hope they get to the UK at the same time  then !!

If they think them Rainbow Ponies, we might get them early.

Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: HollowZero on August 20, 2019, 10:30:58 PM
Wow, great set of ponies to pick for next release. :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: aria_elwen on August 20, 2019, 11:40:14 PM
I didn't have much interest in these, and couldn't find them in any shops around where I live, so didn't give them a lot of thought.
Until I was out of town on Sunday and saw them in real life. Now I think I'll be getting a few. I might even keep them MIB because they would look so good on my shelf where I used to keep my dolls.

Thing is, they do seem rather pricey...

The cheapest price I've seen here for them is Smyths, which is £8.99. They're meant to get the unipeg set but right now (at least ours) only has a ton of CPs.

Otherwise general rule is classics (unipeg, collector) are £9.99 and rainbows are £12.99 :/

Almost all the Tickles are gone from my JL. Either someone really liked Tickle or a ponyperson visited my town xD.

I can't find them in my JL. Though when I saw them yesterday they weren't with the G4 ponies, and had their own section. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place. It seems stupid to buy them online and pay for delivery when I live in a city centre

Might be worth giving your local argos a look. The catalogue says unicorns but mine are still on collectors pose (I checked yesterday). They're selling them singularly for £10 but they're included in the 2 for £15 so might be worth asking if they have more than just one pony available. Might be a cheaper way of getting them.

Post Merge: August 20, 2019, 11:45:27 PM

I hate to say it but there's an easy reason for no Skyflier or Powder, they're in a very little used mold. Everyone else is in a mold already utilised.

I know we've had Bubbles and Seashell but it could be they've thought there's more novelty value with them than making another unicorn mold. :shrug: :shrug:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 21, 2019, 02:42:57 AM
MORE PONIEEEEEEEEES!!!!!
*ahem*
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 21, 2019, 02:49:56 AM
Man oh man, if Surprise has silky hair I am going to be SO PUMPED.  I love the original but her hair is always a little coarse.  (Maybe something about the curling process?  If so, I hope hair-curling technology has improved since the 80s, lol.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 21, 2019, 03:25:26 AM
Man oh man, if Surprise has silky hair I am going to be SO PUMPED.  I love the original but her hair is always a little coarse.  (Maybe something about the curling process?  If so, I hope hair-curling technology has improved since the 80s, lol.)

So like, a curling iron you can set digitally through an app?
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shaz on August 21, 2019, 08:13:00 AM
I haven't been too excited about most of the retro ponies so far but.... Heartthrob is coming to the UK!! My girlfriend wanted Heartthrob so bad when she was little. She used to pretend her spare Peachy was her!

I wonder if they'll do a set with Ribbon in it....
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2019, 09:51:41 AM
I haven't been too excited about most of the retro ponies so far but.... Heartthrob is coming to the UK!! My girlfriend wanted Heartthrob so bad when she was little. She used to pretend her spare Peachy was her!

I wonder if they'll do a set with Ribbon in it....

She obviously feels the way I felt about Medley ;)
It is the first set they're doing where the originals are curly haired.
It will be interesting to see how they handle it, because 3/4 named ponies originally had curls.

I would buy the pose thing except that Bubbles and Seashell happened. But it may take longer because they haven't got those moulds at present, they should have the others.

IF Pinwheel and Starflower ever materialise of course. I noticed they weren't included in that list.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 21, 2019, 01:47:45 PM
I believe they described the 2nd set of Rainbows as "Confetti, Trickles, Tickle, and Flutterbye" in the message, so maybe they just didn't mention Powder and Skyflier for the sake of brevity?

Powder and Skyflier are my favorite unicorns from that year, but if they aren't released, they aren't released . . . Maybe they're changing their business model to "four ponies per set" or something, who knows.  Or maybe Powder and Skyflier will get a late release, like Starflower and Pinwheel. 

Maybe it has some business advantage or something? Like maybe Target etc want more per box of the ponies they think will be most popular . . . and then halfway through the set's run, Basic Fun is allowed to change it to "one of each pony per box" to get the full set out there.   (This is all speculation of course, it's also possible they had some unexpected problem with the Pinwheel mold and had to redo it.)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2019, 01:52:54 PM
I believe they described the 2nd set of Rainbows as "Confetti, Trickles, Tickle, and Flutterbye" in the message, so maybe they just didn't mention Powder and Skyflier for the sake of brevity?

Powder and Skyflier are my favorite unicorns from that year, but if they aren't released, they aren't released . . .

Yeah, but you had a chance to buy them the first time around. We didn't.

It would be like if they made four of the Mountain Boys, left out Ice Crystal, and UK folk said, well, never mind...;)

Ok, maybe not quite like that, but you get my point...

I am more worried that the omission of Pin and Star means something more ominous. Unless what is actually going to happen is that the four they mentioned are a set and then there'll be a unicorn set with the four...but I dunno at this rate. I really thought someone in the US would've found Pin and Star by now...it's not far from September.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 21, 2019, 01:54:39 PM
Someone found them two days ago at Target.  :)

https://ponyguru.tumblr.com/post/187131518679/aaaaaaaa-i-found-them-i-looked-at-local-target
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Magicharp on August 21, 2019, 02:38:56 PM
YES!!!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2019, 02:50:21 PM
Someone found them two days ago at Target.  :)

https://ponyguru.tumblr.com/post/187131518679/aaaaaaaa-i-found-them-i-looked-at-local-target

Ah! Thank goodness. I was getting worried, but if you guys have them, then September is not unrealistic here. Of course, it probably won't be before I move next week :'( I was in my JL yesterday and they are still stubbornly breeding Tickle, so I will have to order them online, but still, yay :D

Thanks for that LM :D
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 21, 2019, 03:01:01 PM
No problem!  I was going to post about it earlier but I forgot.

She did say she asked the employees to check the back room . . . so it's possible they won't be put out on the shelves until September.  That said, of course I am dying to go to my Target and see if I can find them myself, ha ha.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2019, 03:13:44 PM
No problem!  I was going to post about it earlier but I forgot.

She did say she asked the employees to check the back room . . . so it's possible they won't be put out on the shelves until September.  That said, of course I am dying to go to my Target and see if I can find them myself, ha ha.

Go hunt! The more they're found over there, the more likely they'll appear here. We got the first four pretty much a week or two after the US did, I think - back in mid march is when Naynie and I stumbled on them in JL in Birmingham and they were in my store here the week after. So all my hopes are selfishly pinned on this not being a fluke and that distribution to Target and distribution to the UK warehouse happen around the same time.

Also, UK people - the unipegs are now all apparently available on Amazon for £9.99 each and if you have prime it's free shipping. If you can't find them in your local toymaster or Argos, maybe an option.

I took a nostalgic farewell trip to North London the other day and checked the old TOymaster in Wood Green I used to go to, but they only had CPs so even around the London area and perimeter they're not that consistently in stores. Epsom and Sutton are still the only two places I've seen them.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 21, 2019, 03:43:03 PM
Didn't someone mention the unicorn poses posing (ha) a bit of an issue when being de-molded? Maybe they couldn't nail Powder's pose...
I am a bit sad over that. Powder was one of my first ponies.  :(
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Sunset on August 21, 2019, 05:23:37 PM
Didn't someone mention the unicorn poses posing (ha) a bit of an issue when being de-molded? Maybe they couldn't nail Powder's pose...
I am a bit sad over that. Powder was one of my first ponies.  :(

Yes, I remember Clipper saying that they had quality control issues with that same mold in HQG1C.

*edit to add.  I meant the Pinwheel mold that HQG1C used for Genie.  I don’t know if there have been any issues with unicorn molds in general.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on August 21, 2019, 05:24:14 PM
Ohhh... yes! I love the new line-up.  I hope they don't forget Powder and Skyflier.  I'd also love to see Posey and Tootsie.

I'm not really worried that they won't be able to make Powder's pose.  Modern manufacturing is kind of amazing.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2019, 05:29:47 PM
Maybe unicorns just take longer, although Glory/etc seem fine.

I want CJ still, I admit ;)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: shabbychicdee on August 21, 2019, 09:44:23 PM
https://www.fivelittlediamonds.co.uk/products/rainbow-pony-wave-2-g1-starflower?variant=19522021261366
found this site UK friends  ;) don't know if that's a good price or not.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2019, 09:54:08 PM
https://www.fivelittlediamonds.co.uk/products/rainbow-pony-wave-2-g1-starflower?variant=19522021261366
found this site UK friends  ;) don't know if that's a good price or not.

It's expensive. £2 more than retail which is already £3 more than the unipegs or collectors for some reason. The US get them all for $9.99 but not here :/ I wouldn't pay £14.99, personally. I'll wait till Amazon or something.

But that is the first time I saw Starflower on a UK site. Pinwheel has been on Amazon for ages, just not in stock. But not Starflower. :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wardah on August 22, 2019, 04:20:07 PM
Since nobody picked up the flutters (a shame since I feel their sparkly wings would have had them flying off the shelves) what does Basic Fun even have planned next? As far as I can remember everything at Toy Fair is out now.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 22, 2019, 04:35:02 PM
Since nobody picked up the flutters (a shame since I feel their sparkly wings would have had them flying off the shelves) what does Basic Fun even have planned next? As far as I can remember everything at Toy Fair is out now.

Pegasus and half of the second set unicorns.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 22, 2019, 04:48:15 PM
Good news for Canada. I will.just have to keep checking TRU
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on August 22, 2019, 04:58:21 PM
I want Twinkleeyed ponies
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: StrawberryScoops on August 22, 2019, 06:53:10 PM
I wonder if the Flutter Ponies weren’t picked up because they were packaged a set and the sets don’t sell as well. I wonder if they were sold to be sold individually if it would have been a different story.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: LadyMoondancer on August 22, 2019, 07:16:35 PM
I wonder if the wings were an issue.  From the pics, it looked like Basic Fun was trying to buff up the wings on the prototypes.  But I don't feel like that would actually help much.  They just have a really bad stress point where the wing meets the body.  It's just part of the design.

I feel like parents are more proactive about getting refunds for broken toys than they were in the 80s, when a lot of parents had more of a "who cares if your toy broke. Suck it up, kid" attitude.  Maybe the retailers foresaw lots of angry parents demanding refunds.  I absolutely love the flutter ponies (I had three as a kid) but their engineering sucks.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ponyfan on August 22, 2019, 08:04:24 PM
I had Honeysuckle and Yum Yum (also Rosedust but her wings were already broken off before I got her.)   When I got the Birthday Party set and opened Yum Yum I was extra careful when I pushed the button to make her wings flap but they broke off anyway. I was always really careful with my toys so I know now that it was a design flaw. 


I have yet to see Confetti or the rest of her set where I live. When my Target restocked last time they had the Earth Ponies and the 1st set of unscented Rainbow Ponies.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on August 22, 2019, 08:29:56 PM
Oh I have mixed feelings about the flutterponies no-show.  A little disappointed and relieved because I know I would have been tempted to get them all.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2019, 08:36:13 PM
Oh I have mixed feelings about the flutterponies no-show.  A little disappointed and relieved because I know I would have been tempted to get them all.

I guess they could have done them as a 'collector' set...but honestly I didn't want them to meddle with the wings. As LM said, it's not like making them thicker would make them stronger overall, with the flutter motion, and thicker plastic would ruin the beauty of the wings anyway...so for me, better not attempted.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: MimicPower on August 22, 2019, 09:05:35 PM
What a disappointment  -_- :( :cry: ... I was looking forward to getting the Flutter Ponies.
It seems that Basic Fun has definitely ruled them out. A pity, they would have had very good sales.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: brightberry on August 22, 2019, 09:35:27 PM
What a disappointment  -_- :( :cry: ... I was looking forward to getting the Flutter Ponies.
It seems that Basic Fun has definitely ruled them out. A pity, they would have had very good sales.
Well, it would be the retailers who decided.  It sounds like Basic Fun offered them but didn't get any bites.
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Shileah on August 23, 2019, 08:50:32 AM
I'd have loved to have them, too. Who knows, maybe some time down the road we still get them as collector's set. I'm not giving up hope yet!

I really hope for Twinkle Eyes. It would be too awesome to have an actually white Gingerbread, and a pink Galaxy without regrind!
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Wonderfalls on August 23, 2019, 11:56:08 AM
I recently bought Tickle and Trickles, and I'm so thoroughly impressed with these reproductions. Basic Fun have done a masterful job at replicating them!

Alas, since I live in Australia these ponies cost about 3 times more than RRP (when I factor in shipping etc). So I've restricted myself to only buying just these two. If I lived in the USA or UK... geez... I'd probably have bought the entire second rainbow collection!

Hopefully Basic Fun will eventually sort out some distribution deal in Australia. Either way, I'm reminding myself to be grateful that these even exist... and that I managed to snare two of them :-)  :frolic:
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: Ephany on August 23, 2019, 01:40:54 PM
I went to a conference over the weekend and since there was a Target near the conference I decided to check for ponies.  I didn't see any but as people have been reporting toy changeups I decided to ask an employee.  He told me that they no longer carry the retro ponies.  So Layton, Utah people, you might have to check Riverdale.  I didn't make it to Riverdale to check there.  I might have to start ordering these online.

I wonder if he meant we don't have any of those rather than Target won't be carrying any?

I have a friend who works at Target too, and she is definitely not privy to what may be coming down the pipe from the buyer or when something is or is not cancelled...  unless you spoke to a manager or someone who is really in the "know" I wouldn't panic yet... ?

He said they no longer carry them, but he wasn't a manager so maybe they're just between shipments.  I was very disappointed because any Target for me is an hour+ away so it isn't like I can just pop down whenever I feel like to check.

I checked a few Targets in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday. At the Regency store, a young lady was kind enough to check the back for me. She said the retro endcap was still in the planogram and that her manager said all the retro stuff had been pulled to make more room for the clearance toys. They were planning on putting it back soon. The Towncenter store had earth ponies which I hadn't seen in a few months and they still had their endcap. Yulee's endcap was gone, no ponies. Jacksonville Beach still had their endcap also. :)
Title: Re: 35 Anniversary Collectors ponies - Thread 3!
Post by: glitterball on August 23, 2019, 05:18:49 PM
The little newsagent at my local precinct has had more ponies in - I saw 3x new Tickles among the herd, so they must have had at least 3 boxes delivered! No Pinwheel (yet).

September approaches... *taps foot impatiently*



Surprise and Gusty, I'm also waiting for you!!  :lol: