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Title: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: mlp4me on May 15, 2019, 04:20:29 PM
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Do you have her? Your thoughts? More pictures please!


I'm betting the most popular thoughts will be: I don't like this pose, I think her neck is broken.
I like her and I think it's because her mark is simple plus she's not all pink/purple and screaming 'look at me, look at me' compared to a lot of the other G3's. Just my opinion...
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 15, 2019, 04:43:09 PM
Want! She's on my wishlist and she's gorgeous! I'm just waiting for one with her playset. Love her pale, frosty green and elegant symbol.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Carrehz on May 15, 2019, 06:11:13 PM
DIVA!! And in one of my favourite pony colour schemes, even! I have her; definitely one of my favourite G3s :lovey: In my herd, her and Winter Snow are twin sisters.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Einhornbaby on May 15, 2019, 06:18:26 PM
Have her :) MIB with her Playset. Shes nice <3
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: aquamarinemolly on May 15, 2019, 07:45:02 PM
Have her :) MIB with her Playset. Shes nice <3

Me too! It's such a cute set and I really like the illustrations.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Taffeta on May 15, 2019, 08:48:53 PM
I hate this pony.

I call her Crystal Clone.

She's basically Winter Snow recycled. Hence my reason for hating her.

Devaluing the Seasons one pony at a time, that's Hasbro.

Winter Snow is a slightly nicer shade of green though. I really like Winter Snow, so I would never accept this imposter in my herd.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on May 15, 2019, 10:31:30 PM
Have her, she's pretty. She's had tail rust that I've been needing to fix since before I even got her though. I just hate trying to struggle with removing G3 heads which is why I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 15, 2019, 10:36:25 PM
Absolutely love her, what a great symbol and playset. 
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: SkyCakes on May 16, 2019, 01:15:27 AM
I have her I think. I like her colors very pastel like. I equally like both winter snow and her they could be sisters. :)
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: BlushingBlue on May 16, 2019, 02:54:13 AM
Looooove her! :heart: So pretty, and cute accessories too!
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: freezestime on May 16, 2019, 06:33:15 AM
I want her! I like her colours and her theme, although I feel her cape is tacky (?) And I'm not too impressed with her playset.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: NightGliderSA on May 16, 2019, 07:33:51 AM
I have her: love her, she is in my favourite pose and those colours are lovely. If I could get my hands on Winter Snow I would grab her too.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on May 16, 2019, 01:56:08 PM
I hate this pony.

I call her Crystal Clone.

She's basically Winter Snow recycled. Hence my reason for hating her.

Devaluing the Seasons one pony at a time, that's Hasbro.

Winter Snow is a slightly nicer shade of green though. I really like Winter Snow, so I would never accept this imposter in my herd.
Lol I love them both, they can be the Frozen twins
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2019, 03:12:51 PM
I hate this pony.

I call her Crystal Clone.

She's basically Winter Snow recycled. Hence my reason for hating her.

Devaluing the Seasons one pony at a time, that's Hasbro.

Winter Snow is a slightly nicer shade of green though. I really like Winter Snow, so I would never accept this imposter in my herd.
Lol I love them both, they can be the Frozen twins

Well, my resentment has deep roots. Basically because at the time they were out, the Seasons were the only ponies European folk had to trade to the US for all the Target exclusives and stuff. Then Hasbro US brought Sweet Summertime to the US and brought out Crystal Clone and that was basically the end of us being able to trade pony for pony in G3 with the US.

So the Clone for me is a symbol for me of that struggle...
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 16, 2019, 03:16:37 PM
I hate this pony.

I call her Crystal Clone.

She's basically Winter Snow recycled. Hence my reason for hating her.

Devaluing the Seasons one pony at a time, that's Hasbro.

Winter Snow is a slightly nicer shade of green though. I really like Winter Snow, so I would never accept this imposter in my herd.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to respectfully disagree.

I confess that particular sentiment about a pony being a clone or rip-off just because it has a similar color scheme or pose baffles me. Unless of course its a family member or current iteration.

Hasbro likes green /white. :shrug: I'm fond of that particular color combo myself. A lot of purtiful ponies in that combo. Ice Crystal, Crystal Crown, Player, Starhopper, Winter Snow, Lyra Heartstrings.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2019, 03:46:08 PM
It's not about the colour scheme per se.

I think to understand how I feel about this one requires being in the UK in 2004-5ish whenever it was, when there were a ton of ponies coming out of the US and we literally only had Season ponies we could trade for them. One by one Hasbro US found a way to bring out the Seasons in the US. But we still had Winter Snow!!

And then Hasbro brought out the Clone and because they did, suddenly people in the US stopped trading for Winter Snow and it cost a small fortune to get ponies from the US after that. It became financially prohibitive ultimately and I gave up - it was very disheartening. It wasn't all about Crystal Clone, but I remember her as the turning point between when we actually had a chance and when we didn't.

A really one sided toyline is not nice to deal with, trust me. G1 had regional variations so we could trade. G4 has not really had any regional variations. But it's like people in the US trying to trade for G2 only having nothing to trade for them and thus having to shell out the money instead. G3 did that to us. And Crystal Clone was the pony I associate with that change. I know there were some later European ponies, but mostly they didn't show up well in the UK and by that point, the war was lost.

She's more of a symbol of Hasbro's US bias during G3 and the plague of Target exclusives that didn't travel than anything else to me.

But I don't like her shade of green either. Winter Snow is genuinely prettier.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: LadyMoondancer on May 16, 2019, 04:09:12 PM
It wasn't a US bias, it was just capitalism.  Target says "We'll give you money to design a unique pony for us.  We want a unique pony to draw collectors and kids to our store.  Part of the deal is that ONLY we get to sell this pony."  And Hasbro says, "Great!  We love money."

I get how frustrating it is when you want something and it's inaccessible because of geography or cost.  But a lot of great ponies came out of the TRU, Target, and Kaybee's deals, and it's not like those ponies would have been released worldwide otherwise;  if the stores hadn't come knocking, Hasbro wouldn't have bothered designing / producing those ponies.

To use the G2 example, which do you think American G2 collectors would prefer:  The later G2s being expensive to obtain, or the later G2s being impossible to obtain because they were never even made?
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2019, 04:28:42 PM
If they don't exist, you can't miss them, so that's a silly question. You can't miss what isn't there.

I don't think I need to validate it further. G3 wore me down as a collector to the point I had to give up and walk away, and Crystal Clone was the start of that process.

It's a little different with the US and G2 because at the time they were out most of the US weren't interested. It's just the only close example I could think of.

Being a pony collector not in the US - when ponies are out and when they're not - is a totally different experience from being one in the US. I don't think this is the right place to discuss it, but you have a similar situation today with people in some European countries, SA, Australia, etc with the retros. It's expensive, prohibitive, demoralising.

Target also don't have that much control over their pony exclusives. All G4 Target ponies made it to the UK, some even with the target logo still on the box. In fact, I believe one or two G3 ones (Royalette? Royal Ribbon)? also made it to the UK, so even in G3 they didn't have that control. It's clearly not them making the decisions.

But my issue isn't that Target had exclusives. That side of it is annoying but I get it. It's that Hasbro US found ways to sneak all the Seasons into the US market through freebies and add ons. The only one they didn't was Winter Snow - then they brought out Crystal Clone. It was the sneakiness of it that I objected to. If they had wanted to sell the Seasons in the US for 'capitalism's sake', just sell them in the US, properly, from the start. Don't give the European market false hope by giving them an apparent exclusive and then take that away a year or so later.

In any case, no more on this subject please. I don't think I need to defend my right to dislike a pony or my reasons for disliking it on the POTD thread.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 16, 2019, 04:54:51 PM
It's not about the colour scheme per se.

I think to understand how I feel about this one requires being in the UK in 2004-5ish whenever it was, when there were a ton of ponies coming out of the US and we literally only had Season ponies we could trade for them. One by one Hasbro US found a way to bring out the Seasons in the US. But we still had Winter Snow!!

And then Hasbro brought out the Clone and because they did, suddenly people in the US stopped trading for Winter Snow and it cost a small fortune to get ponies from the US after that. It became financially prohibitive ultimately and I gave up - it was very disheartening. It wasn't all about Crystal Clone, but I remember her as the turning point between when we actually had a chance and when we didn't.

A really one sided toyline is not nice to deal with, trust me. G1 had regional variations so we could trade. G4 has not really had any regional variations. But it's like people in the US trying to trade for G2 only having nothing to trade for them and thus having to shell out the money instead. G3 did that to us. And Crystal Clone was the pony I associate with that change. I know there were some later European ponies, but mostly they didn't show up well in the UK and by that point, the war was lost.

She's more of a symbol of Hasbro's US bias during G3 and the plague of Target exclusives that didn't travel than anything else to me.

But I don't like her shade of green either. Winter Snow is genuinely prettier.

Ah, I see.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: achab1984 on May 16, 2019, 05:21:07 PM
Had her a few times in the past.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Miniature Sheep on May 16, 2019, 05:23:59 PM
She's beautiful! I'd like to have her someday but G3s aren't super high on my list of pony priorities, compared to G1s.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Ponyfan on May 16, 2019, 08:02:03 PM
I love Crystal Crown. :) By the time I got back in to MLP most of the really nice G3s were long gone and the Core 7 was beginning. A friend sent me Crystal Crown with her cape and hat. I don't have her wishing well though.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Zapper on May 16, 2019, 08:52:55 PM
I had her and Winter Snow. Gave WS away to my friend because I preferred CC :angel:
She is my favorite in the diva pose. She is a diva!
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 16, 2019, 09:07:00 PM
I had her and Winter Snow. Gave WS away to my friend because I preferred CC :angel:
She is my favorite in the diva pose. She is a diva!

And pose!  :choc:
And pose!  :super:
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2019, 10:33:40 PM
I had her and Winter Snow. Gave WS away to my friend because I preferred CC :angel:
She is my favorite in the diva pose. She is a diva!

And pose!  :choc:
And pose!  :super:

For me that honour goes to Crystal Lake. Seriously. It comes with ruffles.

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Crystallacei.JPG
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Zapper on May 17, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
I had her and Winter Snow. Gave WS away to my friend because I preferred CC :angel:
She is my favorite in the diva pose. She is a diva!

And pose!  :choc:
And pose!  :super:

For me that honour goes to Crystal Lake. Seriously. It comes with ruffles.

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Crystallacei.JPG

Yeah but she has no tiara for a symbol. The tiara is important because beauty queens get them :lol:
Color combo wise I like Crystal Lake better. Also, as a horror movie fan her name is hilarious to me. But CC is the one who struts her stuff on stage.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 17, 2019, 05:59:24 PM
I had her and Winter Snow. Gave WS away to my friend because I preferred CC :angel:
She is my favorite in the diva pose. She is a diva!

And pose!  :choc:
And pose!  :super:

For me that honour goes to Crystal Lake. Seriously. It comes with ruffles.

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Crystallacei.JPG

Yeah but she has no tiara for a symbol. The tiara is important because beauty queens get them :lol:
Color combo wise I like Crystal Lake better. Also, as a horror movie fan her name is hilarious to me. But CC is the one who struts her stuff on stage.

Yeah. Crystal Lake's name cracks me up.
Title: Re: POTD 5/15/19 Crystal Crown
Post by: Carrehz on May 17, 2019, 08:29:44 PM
Hehe, I'm glad I'm not the only one amused by Crystal Lake ;)