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Title: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 16, 2019, 10:20:26 PM
hi folks, is it normal for all big daddy's to be so much bigger then your average brother or is it just bright boutique? (I only have him) I notice this when I organised all my adult G1's in pose order rather then wave/year order like i always do, really a force of habit or my OCD  :lol:
btw i have no mountain boys to compare, I found this a fun find.

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oh and did you notice big brothers eyes match their bandannas, not quite for Salty/Tug though.  ^.^

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Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Taffeta on May 16, 2019, 10:32:31 PM
O.o.

Now I want to go line up all my boys and measure them and they're four hours away :'(

I never noticed any significant size difference before but my regular Daddy BB doesn't live in the same part of the cupboard as I got him quite recently, so I guess I've never compared...

It might be hoof related though? He does look a bit like he's on his tiptoes next to Tracks.
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 16, 2019, 10:43:19 PM
O.o.

Now I want to go line up all my boys and measure them and they're four hours away :'(

I never noticed any significant size difference before but my regular Daddy BB doesn't live in the same part of the cupboard as I got him quite recently, so I guess I've never compared...

It might be hoof related though? He does look a bit like he's on his tiptoes next to Tracks.


oh no sorry started something now :P when is your next holidays hun?  I'm now dying to know where mountain boys size up to both of them.

no tippy toes just one slightly bent leg, he does have a much bigger head, body and his legs are longer also.
i guess i will have to upload some more pics :lol:

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Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on May 16, 2019, 11:22:18 PM
Whoa, that's quite the difference! I have some ponies with size differences in the same pose, for both G1 and G3, but they're nowhere near as drastic as this!
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on May 16, 2019, 11:40:54 PM
You know... I didn't noticed this.. And I have him right next to Steamer on my shelf!
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: BlushingBlue on May 17, 2019, 04:21:05 AM
What a fun discovery! So, of course I had to go check, and my Daddy Celebration is gigantic compared to Tracks, but Daddy Apple is significantly smaller than Barnacle. :blink: I never noticed their heights were all so different before. I'm really curious how the Mountain Boys stack up.
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Taffeta on May 17, 2019, 06:29:22 AM
Sadly not home till end May/start June, so I guess it will have to wait...

There's also the NC daddies to factor into this as well...

Is your Daddy BB made in China or HK?
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 17, 2019, 08:01:27 AM
oh that is very interesting hun, would love to see some photos :D
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: kingluke on May 17, 2019, 08:24:49 AM
I didn't know there was such a height diffrence. Fun to know :)
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: PoserBeachball on May 17, 2019, 08:47:57 AM
Out of my boy ponies :

Daddies Bright Bouquet (China) and Sweet Celebrations (Hong Kong) are bigger than Fireball who is in a similar body pose.
Daddy Apple Delight is not quite as tall as the other two Daddies, more akin to the height of Wigwam.
The mountain boys appear to be more in size with the big brothers, except for my Slugger who is smaller than all the others.

They do like to do their own thing these lads..............




Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 17, 2019, 09:03:03 AM
Sadly not home till end May/start June, so I guess it will have to wait...

There's also the NC daddies to factor into this as well...

Is your Daddy BB made in China or HK?

he is hong kong ;)




Post Merge: May 17, 2019, 09:08:18 AM

Out of my boy ponies :

Daddies Bright Bouquet (China) and Sweet Celebrations (Hong Kong) are bigger than Fireball who is in a similar body pose.
Daddy Apple Delight is not quite as tall as the other two Daddies, more akin to the height of Wigwam.
The mountain boys appear to be more in size with the big brothers, except for my Slugger who is smaller than all the others.

They do like to do their own thing these lads..............






interesting and yes they do :lol:
though i quite like the fact the dad's were bigger then the son's/bro's.

please share pics
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: PoserBeachball on May 17, 2019, 09:26:43 AM
Another thought has just struck me, so I've been having a bit of a prod at my boys -

All 3 Daddies are still squishy and the plastic is fairly soft. The brothers and mountain boys are going hard, (through age and plasticiser leakage perhaps?) and Slugger is the hardest of them all, he's a little rock.
Are they made from slightly different formulations of vinyl and do ponies shrink as they harden?
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 17, 2019, 10:18:00 AM
Another thought has just struck me, so I've been having a bit of a prod at my boys -

All 3 Daddies are still squishy and the plastic is fairly soft. The brothers and mountain boys are going hard, (through age and plasticiser leakage perhaps?) and Slugger is the hardest of them all, he's a little rock.
Are they made from slightly different formulations of vinyl and do ponies shrink as they harden?


cool info.
going hard? do you think they are more hard now then when new? have they gone harder since owning them?
TE came out at the same time and have that horrible issue.
if it was shrinkage it would be uneven but interesting, i think the mold was changed, just like the merry go round ponies seem to be bigger also.
I think i need to load more photos ive just notice more ponies waves that are bigger then their predecessor
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on May 17, 2019, 11:43:58 AM
Wow! I had Daddy Sweet Celebrations when I was a child, and I do remember thinking how huge he was... Then again, that was compared to all the female ponies as I didn't have any other big boys, so that's no proof of anything.

Also, I automatically read the topic title in Blanche Devereaux's voice and accent (she called her father Big Daddy). :P
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Tracks on May 17, 2019, 02:08:29 PM
I too have had to go and check my "Daddy" ponies against the other boys and yes there is a noticeable size difference!  I've never noticed that in over 30 years lol   :dropjaw:
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Taffeta on May 17, 2019, 02:12:38 PM
Regarding hard or soft...I think my mountain boys as a kid were harder plastic than the family ponies as two of them ended up with hoof cracks...

Admittedly the cause of those is unknown...possibly tridden on? But it suggests the plastic didn't give.
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on May 17, 2019, 02:43:48 PM
Regarding hard or soft...I think my mountain boys as a kid were harder plastic than the family ponies as two of them ended up with hoof cracks...

Admittedly the cause of those is unknown...possibly tridden on? But it suggests the plastic didn't give.

Out of the Daddy ponies I’ve got my Daddy Bright Bouquet (who’s my Slugger) is harder than my bait Daddy Apple Delight boys (who are going to be different b it ponies I can’t get) I wonder if the air brush paint a seal will make them hard?
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Carrehz on May 17, 2019, 03:58:17 PM
:O he's huge! Gaaah, I want to check mine but I'm unable to right now >.< Hopefully soon..

Anyway, that's so cool! I kinda like it, I like them being bigger than the other guys ^^
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Perikoala on May 18, 2019, 09:47:16 PM
I've noticed it before when I was organizing my ponies and put all the brothers/daddies together.
This picture is a bit old but this is the comparison with Spanish Tex next to NC Daddies and Barnacle.

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Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 18, 2019, 10:43:31 PM
I too have had to go and check my "Daddy" ponies against the other boys and yes there is a noticeable size difference!  I've never noticed that in over 30 years lol   :dropjaw:

i know right, 20+ years collecting as an adult and only just notice.. oh my goodness me :P

Wow! I had Daddy Sweet Celebrations when I was a child, and I do remember thinking how huge he was... Then again, that was compared to all the female ponies as I didn't have any other big boys, so that's no proof of anything.

Also, I automatically read the topic title in Blanche Devereaux's voice and accent (she called her father Big Daddy). :P

LOL yes i can just imagine her saying it now :lol:

Post Merge: May 18, 2019, 10:47:56 PM

I've noticed it before when I was organizing my ponies and put all the brothers/daddies together.
This picture is a bit old but this is the comparison with Spanish Tex next to NC Daddies and Barnacle.

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so dady apple is bigger then barnacle? i really wish i had the other guys :)
Regarding hard or soft...I think my mountain boys as a kid were harder plastic than the family ponies as two of them ended up with hoof cracks...

Admittedly the cause of those is unknown...possibly tridden on? But it suggests the plastic didn't give.
hoof cracks wow :(
runs of to squeeze boy ponies ..
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on May 18, 2019, 10:48:37 PM
I have a Daddy Bright Bouquet (Hong Kong) and he is definitely bigger than my Steamer haha! Such a fun detail, I've never noticed this before.

Also he's extremely squishy, unlike my Steamer and my sister's Salty, who are both hard as rocks. When I got him I must admit that I spent a couple minutes just squishing his legs because, having only had Steamer and Salty for reference, I'd never seen a male G1 with such soft plastic before.

Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: shabbychicdee on May 19, 2019, 12:28:43 AM
so iv just notice after giving the boys a bit of a squeeze, only 3 out of the bro are hard as a rock,
Quarterback, salty and trucker are like daddy bright bouquet and the hard ones are tex who is from the uk and steamer and slugger who both have really bad regrind like alot of hard body ponies that came out later, im guessing they did a second wave of these bro's just like they did with the rainbow ponies and i found that the ponies with really squeeshy ponies were prone to brown age spots.

all of my boys are Honk Kong BTW
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: Honeycomb on May 19, 2019, 12:42:17 AM
O.o.
Now I want to go line up all my boys and measure them and they're four hours away :'(

Me too, and mine are 23 hours away!

What I remember from my childhood is that Spanish Tex (Chief's pose) was significantly shorter than Daddy Sweet Celebrations.
Title: Re: wow big daddy
Post by: nhal039 on May 23, 2019, 04:50:07 AM
The daddies are bigger. Hq1c1 used the dad's for there molds so all there customs boys are large size too
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