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Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 08:14:06 AM

Title: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 08:14:06 AM
Extra tailess bubbles???  :blink: She is in super good condition despite to tail. Or should I try and trade someone for a baity one??? Please don't eat me :yikes:
Title: Re: How hated would I be for...
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 29, 2019, 08:30:14 AM
Get nylon hair that matches Bubbles and redo the tail.

*Titan tries to pick you up to eat you, Beast Titan kills Titan and saves you*

Beast Titan: No eating arena members
Title: Re: How hated would I be for...
Post by: kingluke on April 29, 2019, 08:31:40 AM
I've been in this exact same position. It is your bubbles and you have the right to do whatever you want with her. Do what feels right. If they try to eat you, bite back. If you feel like this bubbles should be a nice custom, then a nice custom she shall be :)
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 08:33:37 AM
I've been in this exact same position. It is your bubbles and you have the right to do whatever you want with her. Do what feels right. If they try to eat you, bite back. If you feel like this bubbles should be a nice custom, then a nice custom she shall be :)

Thanks...I was feeling guilty for wanting to customize her.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: kingluke on April 29, 2019, 08:53:52 AM
I've been in this exact same position. It is your bubbles and you have the right to do whatever you want with her. Do what feels right. If they try to eat you, bite back. If you feel like this bubbles should be a nice custom, then a nice custom she shall be :)

Thanks...I was feeling guilty for wanting to customize her.

you don't have to, she's yours and expressing love for her by customizing her is also a form a love. :)
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 10:13:13 AM
She will be added to my pineapple collection then.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: Taffeta on April 29, 2019, 11:57:22 AM
Just to put the other side of this debate...

You can of course do as you wish with your property.

Just remember that G1 ponies are finite and the more that get customised, the fewer that will remain into the future. I genuinely don't know if it matters or not with Bubbles, or how common she is overall - but just as a rule of thumb, it's worth thinking carefully about.

There are many people who would rather restore than customise ponies in much worse condition than yours.

Again, not telling you what to do with your pony. But just putting the other side of the debate for reasons of fairness and transparency.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: EnaRocketQueen on April 29, 2019, 12:06:20 PM
Someone out there is probably willing to replace the tail and add Bubbles to their collection or sell her on. If she was my pony I would not customise her, simply because of what Taffeta has said about there being no unlimited supply of G1s.
There are also plenty of worn out bait ponies out there that could become the custom idea you have in mind, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 01:07:26 PM
Well if someone has a baity sitting pony I'd be willing to trade for it.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: PoserBeachball on April 29, 2019, 01:16:18 PM
I'd give her a new or donor tail. The thing with the sitting ponies is that they still look good with quite short tails so perhaps a donor tail that is a bit frizzy at the ends and would be OK to shorten.

I have a Bubbles and a Seashell who came without tails (and in a bit of a mess) - cleaned them up and made them both new rainbow tails - Bubbles has a shortened tail from a beat-up rainbow pony, Seashell has one made up from small hanks of different colours of left-over re-hair hair, a 'Bitza' tail :) . Both ponies look lovely on display.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 01:18:54 PM
I mean I already have one with a tail...this one apparently materialized as I don't know where it came from xD
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: LadyMoondancer on April 29, 2019, 04:04:41 PM
I definitely wouldn't customize a pony who was in good shape except not having a tail.  Replacing a tail is about the easiest restoration project possible.

If you really want a sitting yellow custom pony, why don't you buy a Basic Fun retro Bubbles?  She's only $10 and you won't be erasing a vintage pony who survived for 30 years without getting pen marks or age spots.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: mlp4me on April 29, 2019, 04:10:53 PM
Every time I get a G1 in the sitting pose I think to customize or not... Then I go nope, you're in high demand as is. As stated, your pony, do with as you wish. :o)
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: Elva on April 29, 2019, 04:33:43 PM
I definitely wouldn't customize a pony who was in good shape except not having a tail.  Replacing a tail is about the easiest restoration project possible.

If you really want a sitting yellow custom pony, why don't you buy a Basic Fun retro Bubbles?  She's only $10 and you won't be erasing a vintage pony who survived for 30 years without getting pen marks or age spots.

Haha, I was just writing a reply with the exact same comments! So I 100% second this ^
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: Carrehz on April 29, 2019, 04:36:30 PM
I third restoring this one and buying a repro to customize :)
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: Taxel on April 29, 2019, 08:01:23 PM
Missing a tail really isn't much of an issue at all; fixing it takes such little effort. Some people even specifically collect G1s that are missing their tails. Buying a repro to customize and selling or trading your extra Bubbles seems like the perfect solution :)
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: Shaiyeh on April 29, 2019, 08:16:17 PM
I also think you should fix her up and sell on, sell her on as is, and get a repro (or even perhaps try to trade her for a repro bubbles?) one to customize :)
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: banditpony on April 29, 2019, 08:37:57 PM
I'm usually on the side of it's your pony and do what you want.

That said! Because the retro ponies are out there right now, I think buying a retro bubbles would be much better then customizing a vintage bubbles.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 29, 2019, 10:31:08 PM
Where do I even buy those reproductions though? I didn't even know they existed and have never seen them.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: brightberry on April 29, 2019, 10:59:17 PM
Where do I even buy those reproductions though? I didn't even know they existed and have never seen them.
They are currently sold at Target.  But it may take time for them to show up in your area.

Here is a description:

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/01/year-2-earth-ponies-and-year-3-rainbow-ponies-listed.html
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on April 30, 2019, 01:53:11 AM
Where do I even buy those reproductions though? I didn't even know they existed and have never seen them.
They are currently sold at Target.  But it may take time for them to show up in your area.

Here is a description:

https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/01/year-2-earth-ponies-and-year-3-rainbow-ponies-listed.html

Because I don't drive I never make it to my target plus my Target never even had the first set so I highly doubt they will have these.

Post Merge: April 30, 2019, 01:54:14 AM

If someone would pick one up I would be willing to trade this one for it...I can take pics.
Title: Re: Should I customize my
Post by: gemini_pony on May 04, 2019, 07:35:27 AM
Opps nevermind