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Title: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 08, 2019, 11:52:33 AM
So someone on tumblr found this...

https://chibiskittleslovesponies.tumblr.com/post/185448314042/found-on-ebay-apparently-its-going-to-be

not gonna lie, if this is real i'm totally gonna buy them. AJ looks super cool in these colours :P

what do you guys think?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Glitter Yolk on June 08, 2019, 12:03:28 PM
I have no idea, but it looks very cool!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 08, 2019, 12:52:18 PM
I'm very confused and I hope the person on Tumblr tells us if it's a joke or not soon.
Was MLP even featured in Stranger Things?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Goanna on June 08, 2019, 12:53:26 PM
I saw it on tumblr just now, too!
The colour scheme is super cool but I just...what? It's so weird and unexpected lol...to the point where even if it is real, it seems hard to believe  :blink:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: DreamLight on June 08, 2019, 01:13:33 PM
Hopefully a comic con exclusive this year. I mean the timing’s almost right for a reveal
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on June 08, 2019, 01:17:03 PM
I read the post that they said they found it on Ebay and that it should be in target soon.
I doubt that will happen to be honest but interesting find, but it's still an odd thing...

Hopefully a comic con exclusive this year. I mean the timing’s almost right for a reveal
Now I can see that happening :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 08, 2019, 01:39:57 PM
I'm very skeptical. She's pretty though.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on June 08, 2019, 01:51:05 PM
Ok there is a post about it on the 35th Anniversary Classic MLP group on this one and it has more photos of the box.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 08, 2019, 02:06:59 PM
Hopefully a comic con exclusive this year. I mean the timing’s almost right for a reveal

ohhhhh, that makes sense! and seems more likely than them being regular ones you can find in the shops. how big is the "people who watch stranger things and also collect my little ponies" demographic anyway?
I would imagine that people are more likely to keep cc exclusives MIB, so that might be why they chose the upside-down packaging? I really like it but if you're going to debox your pony you can't enjoy it for very long.

Ok there is a post about it on the 35th Anniversary Classic MLP group on this one and it has more photos of the box.

Could you link me? I can't find it :-(

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 08, 2019, 02:18:41 PM
I... what? :blink: Why?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 08, 2019, 02:28:33 PM
how big is the "people who watch stranger things and also collect my little ponies" demographic anyway?
But also:

How many people watch stranger things that would also buy a MLP. (They don't have to be collectors).

And

How many people who collect MLP would want a strange looking Applejack. (Don't need to see the show to want a pony)

Also, she can be enjoyed outside the box. Her apples are upside down.


Hopefully a comic con exclusive this year. I mean the timing’s almost right for a reveal

tumblr post says it'll be at target.

Also,
Since the auction is OVER:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/My-Little-Pony-Stranger-Things-Applejack-Upside-Down/123795670823?hash=item1cd2cc0727:g:fPoAAOSw3zlc-yT~
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 08, 2019, 02:30:59 PM
Does anyone recognize the quote on the side of the box?  Dustin is the gap-toothed kid and Erica is the sister of another kid.  I did read that Erica would play a bigger role in the third season.  I hope this is real, this looks awesome.  The only problem will be deciding whether to display it in the box or take it out.  Uh oh, I might need TWO . . .
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 08, 2019, 02:33:08 PM
I've never seen Stranger Things (I don't have Netflix) but I'll probably pick this up if she's real... I like differently colored ponies.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 08, 2019, 02:52:20 PM
how big is the "people who watch stranger things and also collect my little ponies" demographic anyway?
But also:

How many people watch stranger things that would also buy a MLP. (They don't have to be collectors).

And

How many people who collect MLP would want a strange looking Applejack. (Don't need to see the show to want a pony)

Also, she can be enjoyed outside the box. Her apples are upside down.

personally i never get merch for things i'm not familiar with even if it's a crossover with something i do like.  i guess i forgot that not everyone's like me  :biggrin:

i spotted the apples! still, if i had her, i'd be really reluctant to take her out of her box because you don't get that many upside down ponies. and it takes a lot to make me not unbox a brand new pony.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Chibiskittles on June 08, 2019, 02:57:51 PM
Wow i feel special, my Tumblr made it full circle onto the Arena!  :blush:

I found the image on the FB community and am simply spreading the info.  But i do have a link to the ended auction if anyone is curious.  Dont remember if i am allowed to post those ;p
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 08, 2019, 02:58:36 PM
how big is the "people who watch stranger things and also collect my little ponies" demographic anyway?
But also:

How many people watch stranger things that would also buy a MLP. (They don't have to be collectors).

And

How many people who collect MLP would want a strange looking Applejack. (Don't need to see the show to want a pony)

Also, she can be enjoyed outside the box. Her apples are upside down.

personally i never get merch for things i'm not familiar with even if it's a crossover with something i do like.  i guess i forgot that not everyone's like me  :biggrin:

i spotted the apples! still, if i had her, i'd be really reluctant to take her out of her box because you don't get that many upside down ponies. and it takes a lot to make me not unbox a brand new pony.

I have never seen the show -- and it's nothing I would ever watch. The pony doesn't really have anything on her that reeks "merch" to me besides her packaging. She looks like a strange colored Applejack (not much different then nirvanas or errors-- except she's not).

It's not really hard to put an upside down pony in a box. You just flip the insert packaging.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 08, 2019, 03:00:38 PM
I love it! I don’t /think/ MLP has ever made an appearance in Stranger Things, but the new season comes out this July, so... :biggrin:

I will buy this in a heartbeat (if it’s legit). XD Any chance she could be removed from the box, then slid back in for display (like a Funko Pop!)?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 08, 2019, 03:04:42 PM
how big is the "people who watch stranger things and also collect my little ponies" demographic anyway?
But also:

How many people watch stranger things that would also buy a MLP. (They don't have to be collectors).

And

How many people who collect MLP would want a strange looking Applejack. (Don't need to see the show to want a pony)

Also, she can be enjoyed outside the box. Her apples are upside down.

personally i never get merch for things i'm not familiar with even if it's a crossover with something i do like.  i guess i forgot that not everyone's like me  :biggrin:

i spotted the apples! still, if i had her, i'd be really reluctant to take her out of her box because you don't get that many upside down ponies. and it takes a lot to make me not unbox a brand new pony.


 :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 08, 2019, 03:18:00 PM
how big is the "people who watch stranger things and also collect my little ponies" demographic anyway?
But also:

How many people watch stranger things that would also buy a MLP. (They don't have to be collectors).

And

How many people who collect MLP would want a strange looking Applejack. (Don't need to see the show to want a pony)

Also, she can be enjoyed outside the box. Her apples are upside down.

personally i never get merch for things i'm not familiar with even if it's a crossover with something i do like.  i guess i forgot that not everyone's like me  :biggrin:

i spotted the apples! still, if i had her, i'd be really reluctant to take her out of her box because you don't get that many upside down ponies. and it takes a lot to make me not unbox a brand new pony.

I have never seen the show -- and it's nothing I would ever watch. The pony doesn't really have anything on her that reeks "merch" to me besides her packaging. She looks like a strange colored Applejack (not much different then nirvanas or errors-- except she's not).

It's not really hard to put an upside down pony in a box. You just flip the insert packaging.

oooookay? i personally want her because she's a weird applejack and i don't really care about the ST branding even though i have seen it. but it says stranger things on the packaging so she's stranger things merch as far as i'm concerned, and remains so even w/o her packaging. however i'm sure other people would feel differently about the extent to which she counts as stranger things merch, as you have demonstrated.

she's still great and i would like to have her. i would remain reluctant to unbox her if she was a comic con exclusive but it looks like she's not so i'd totally unbox her.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 08, 2019, 03:30:39 PM
oooookay?

Just stating she has appeal to people who might not of seen the show :shrug:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Safflower on June 08, 2019, 04:06:03 PM
:blink: ... Huh!

If she comes to Target, I'll definitely seek her out, being upside down and blue and all.

Erica is Lucas's sister, and she is going to play a bigger part in season 3, so I wonder if she will have ponies and the quote on the box unintentionally gave a tiny spoiler? If it's even real.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 08, 2019, 04:21:48 PM
Stranger Things is crazy popular, I don't think the toy has to appeal to people who haven't seen the show to be monetarily worth it.  That said, even if I hadn't seen the show I would pick up this Applejack, I love how different and weird she is.

She could also be a SDCC exclusive or something.

:blink: ... Huh!

If she comes to Target, I'll definitely seek her out, being upside down and blue and all.

Erica is Lucas's sister, and she is going to play a bigger part in season 3, so I wonder if she will have ponies and the quote on the box unintentionally gave a tiny spoiler? If it's even real.

I was wondering the same thing!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sparkle Pony on June 08, 2019, 05:09:59 PM
I think this is a well made hoax or something personally.  It just seems too weird to be real.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on June 08, 2019, 05:42:35 PM
I really hope this is real and will be sold at Target! I love her unique colors!

I've only seen season 1 of Stranger Things, it's a great show. But I'd buy this even without the tie in, I think a lot of people will buy them even if they don't like mlp particularly. I want two: one for unboxing and the other in the box
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 08, 2019, 06:30:40 PM
I love it! I want one immediately :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 08, 2019, 06:39:09 PM
I think this is a well made hoax or something personally.  It just seems too weird to be real.

I say the same.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 08, 2019, 06:46:30 PM
I think this is a well made hoax or something personally.  It just seems too weird to be real.

I’d be inclined to agree, but... It’s just such a WEIRD hoax, if it is. Like, I’d imagine a hoax would have the pony be half-demogorgon, or something. This seems like just the right level of weird to real.

Or maybe I’m just weird. XD

Also, this wouldn’t be the first Hasbro/Stranger Things crossover... They made a themed Monopoly game before, and probably other merch I’m not remembering.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 08, 2019, 06:53:10 PM
Oh...my....god. This is amazing! Two of my favourite things combined. USA peeps get ready for some orders to come in from your U.K. friends!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on June 08, 2019, 07:09:06 PM
If she is at Target, I will totally get her! I love her colors.  I’ve never seen ST though. 
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: MysticalGypsy on June 08, 2019, 07:32:28 PM
Oh my! I can hardly believe my eyes!
I so hope this is legit I'm totally buying 2 so I can open 1.. or maybe a whole army bwahahaha :D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: DreamLight on June 08, 2019, 08:09:43 PM
We also forget stranger things is set around the time MLP was released. So like characters (like Wills little sister) would have played with them.

Also her cutiemark is upside down. Which I think is a adorable touch
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 08, 2019, 09:07:58 PM
What gives me pause is if it's a retro, it'd be produced by Basic Fun, right? Just seems kind of weird to have crossover merch that isn't made by Hasbro. Not sure how to put it, it just seems.. odd. Maybe that's just me, though.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 08, 2019, 09:15:01 PM
What gives me pause is if it's a retro, it'd be produced by Basic Fun, right? Just seems kind of weird to have crossover merch that isn't made by Hasbro. Not sure how to put it, it just seems.. odd. Maybe that's just me, though.

On the auction page the back of the package is visible, and the Basic Fun logo is down in the lower left corner. :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 08, 2019, 09:37:00 PM
Interesting! 'Stranger Things' is shameless 80s nostalgia. They brought back those disgusting waffles, so why not a special pony? Season 3 might feature a scene where a pony toy gets influenced by The Upside Down :lol:

I think she looks really cool. And let's be real, they chose Applejack because she's also a G4 character and therefore easiest to recognize.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 08, 2019, 09:41:48 PM
I sort of hope this is an elaborate hoax because it's almost too wonderful to be real. :dribble: If it's legit, I'll have to get a least two, and my bank account was really looking forward to a Basic Fun break after Starflower and Pinwheel come out. :lol:

The one thing niggling at me is that the Netflix and Stranger Things logos look to be correct on the stickers, but the MLP logo isn't. It looks like it's in a De Vinne Ornament font, which is puzzling because obviously Basic Fun would have access to an accurate vintage logo. I don't know why they wouldn't use the real one when it's right there, unless for some reason Netflix designed the stickers on their own?? That doesn't seem like the kind of thing Hasbro would be okay with.

Erica is Lucas's sister, and she is going to play a bigger part in season 3, so I wonder if she will have ponies and the quote on the box unintentionally gave a tiny spoiler? If it's even real.

In Season 2, Erica had a few horse-themed items in her room, but no MLP that I saw. (And I was looking!) Maybe she'll be a bigger pony fan in S3 and that'll give Dustin an opportunity to tease her about it. Erica's response is sure to be priceless. XD

But I sort of wonder if it wasn't a line cut from their conversation in S2 since RaMC, which Dustin is obviously referencing, came out in 1984. The use of the word "trope" in this way is a definite anachronism though. Dustin is an early-adopter to be sure, but people weren't referring to literary motifs/clichés as "tropes" until the mid-late 90s. Maybe the showrunners realized that and cut it from the script?

Or maybe it's just a fun little demi-canon blurb for flavor. :P I can see 40-something Dustin playfully teasing adult pony collector Erica about her excitement over the Basic Fun repros.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 08, 2019, 09:49:16 PM
In Season 2, Erica had a few horse-themed items in her room, but no MLP that I saw. (And I was looking!) Maybe she'll be a bigger pony fan in S3 and that'll give Dustin an opportunity to tease her about it. Erica's response is sure to be priceless. XD

I want Erica to become our MLP ambassador. I am looking forward to more of her since she is such a sassy character.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 08, 2019, 10:24:09 PM
Also, this wouldn’t be the first Hasbro/Stranger Things crossover... They made a themed Monopoly game before, and probably other merch I’m not remembering.

i just remembered hasbro owns d&d too, and recently they've released a stranger things-themed d&d campaign... the plot thickens...

jk, it just looks like hasbro has some kind of deal with netflix. which might support this spooky applejack being real =-)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: joey on June 08, 2019, 11:19:45 PM
I love it! I need this so much! I hope I can get my hands on one or two!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 09, 2019, 12:37:16 AM
I’ve never watched Stranger Things.  Horror isn’t my thing.  But I find this piece of merch interesting and fun.  I might also get two, one open for a video and one to keep mib.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BubbleTea on June 09, 2019, 12:55:57 AM
Oh my gosh I am over the moon right now. If this is legit I demand they make the rest of the year 2 earth ponies for this collab because I would buy 3 upside-down Seashells without hesitating.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: CherryTreats on June 09, 2019, 03:26:30 AM
Wow!! I love this pony! I've seen all episodes of Stranger Things, but I would have wanted her even if I'd never watched it!  :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: freezestime on June 09, 2019, 03:52:13 AM
I'm not that fond of Applejack and I've never watched Stranger Things but I love this! I'll definitely get two if I stumble upon her!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: brightberry on June 09, 2019, 05:29:05 AM
I love this pony!  I do watch Stranger Things and I’m normally not ok with pony crossovers but, the idea of a pony toy being in the upside down is really cool.  I hope it is real.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on June 09, 2019, 06:54:58 AM
I know they are bringing back new coke. So they already have one product crossover.

Post Merge: June 09, 2019, 06:56:35 AM

Interesting! 'Stranger Things' is shameless 80s nostalgia. They brought back those disgusting waffles, so why not a special pony? Season 3 might feature a scene where a pony toy gets influenced by The Upside Down :lol:

I think she looks really cool. And let's be real, they chose Applejack because she's also a G4 character and therefore easiest to recognize.
LMAO  eggos were never gone xD. I love them and they were still being made before the show.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 09, 2019, 08:40:26 AM
I ate so many Eggos when I was in the US,..they are amazing!!  :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 09, 2019, 11:51:08 AM
I know they are bringing back new coke. So they already have one product crossover.

Post Merge: June 09, 2019, 06:56:35 AM

Interesting! 'Stranger Things' is shameless 80s nostalgia. They brought back those disgusting waffles, so why not a special pony? Season 3 might feature a scene where a pony toy gets influenced by The Upside Down :lol:

I think she looks really cool. And let's be real, they chose Applejack because she's also a G4 character and therefore easiest to recognize.
LMAO  eggos were never gone xD. I love them and they were still being made before the show.

Eggos?? Yeah those have NEVER gone away. (tasty alternatives that existed in the 80s/90s have gone away tho).
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on June 09, 2019, 12:35:13 PM
Personally I was skeptical of this, mostly because I don't watch the series (don't have Netflix) so I had found it very strange.
On that note there seems to be a good bit of proof that its real. Will I buy one if it comes to my Target? I doubt it, I rare go there as it's out of my way and when I get off work I don't really want to go the opposite direction from home (unless I'm in need of crafting supplies lol)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: little.fox on June 09, 2019, 01:43:17 PM
I love Stranger Things, and I hope this is legit! Not a fan of AJ tho, so hoping there will be others as well!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 09, 2019, 03:21:06 PM
Everyone is making me hungry for Eggos... X3
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on June 09, 2019, 04:26:11 PM
I ate so many Eggos when I was in the US,..they are amazing!!  :lol:
I love them  xD
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 09, 2019, 05:36:26 PM
Just as a note,

The stranger things and tv/movie stuff tend to be on a back wall near the video games and such.

If they pop up, I'm sure they'd pop up there.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on June 09, 2019, 08:07:44 PM
I'll be watching season 3 on the 4th of July.  XD forget fireworks.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 09, 2019, 08:24:17 PM
I know they are bringing back new coke. So they already have one product crossover.

Post Merge: June 09, 2019, 06:56:35 AM

Interesting! 'Stranger Things' is shameless 80s nostalgia. They brought back those disgusting waffles, so why not a special pony? Season 3 might feature a scene where a pony toy gets influenced by The Upside Down :lol:

I think she looks really cool. And let's be real, they chose Applejack because she's also a G4 character and therefore easiest to recognize.
LMAO  eggos were never gone xD. I love them and they were still being made before the show.

LMAO
Except that Hasbro made an Eggo based Stranger Things card game in collab with both Netflix and Eggos. I really don't care if anyone loves to eat these waffles (I don't) but please don't eat the playing cards :lookround:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 10, 2019, 02:51:03 AM
Oh that would be cool if it was legit
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 10, 2019, 03:38:08 AM
I know they are bringing back new coke. So they already have one product crossover.

Post Merge: June 09, 2019, 06:56:35 AM

Interesting! 'Stranger Things' is shameless 80s nostalgia. They brought back those disgusting waffles, so why not a special pony? Season 3 might feature a scene where a pony toy gets influenced by The Upside Down :lol:

I think she looks really cool. And let's be real, they chose Applejack because she's also a G4 character and therefore easiest to recognize.
LMAO  eggos were never gone xD. I love them and they were still being made before the show.

LMAO
Except that Hasbro made an Eggo based Stranger Things card game in collab with both Netflix and Eggos. I really don't care if anyone loves to eat these waffles (I don't) but please don't eat the playing cards :lookround:

You just reminded me that a lot of the Eleven action figures come with a tiny Eggos box (complete with real Eggo box art from the 80’s). XD So yeah, Eggo must be loving the royalties and publicity they’re getting from this.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Loa on June 10, 2019, 04:09:03 AM
She looks SO good. I can't wait to see her in person!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 10, 2019, 04:11:39 AM
I'm a fan of the show but I also just love the idea of an upside down Upside Down toy, haha.

Stranger Things brought New Coke back too. Do you think people trying New Coke for the first time will hate it as much as everyone did back in the day? :lol: (I was never a fan so I missed out... I'll have to get some.)

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 10, 2019, 04:18:26 AM
Stranger Things brought New Coke back too. Do you think people trying New Coke for the first time will hate it as much as everyone did back in the day? :lol: (I was never a fan so I missed out... I'll have to get some.)

I think that at this point New Coke is so notorious, everyone on Earth will buy it just to see if it’s really as bad as they say (or in some cases, as they remember it). The company will make a profit just on that. XD
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 10, 2019, 04:31:05 AM
I’m not a fan of stranger things, but I do love unique ponies. Also, my sister dislikes ponies but enjoys stranger things...this might be good common ground for both of us!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 10, 2019, 05:23:35 AM
I'm a fan of the show but I also just love the idea of an upside down Upside Down toy, haha.

Stranger Things brought New Coke back too. Do you think people trying New Coke for the first time will hate it as much as everyone did back in the day? :lol: (I was never a fan so I missed out... I'll have to get some.)

I don't think I've ever tried it. :wonder: :soda:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Shileah on June 10, 2019, 08:34:54 AM
I love Stranger Things (at least season 1, have to rewatch season 2 before 3 airs which means I probably should get going soon!), and I'd totally buy this pony - and should they make more, them, too! My biggest worry is though that we here in Europe will get the shorter end of the stick and not have it in shops here, so that we need to order from the US.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: nebulavery on June 10, 2019, 07:58:18 PM
Huh, what an interesting pony! Hope she's real.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Chibiskittles on June 11, 2019, 12:13:02 AM
Found on Facebook, the DCPI is 323-01-2761
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on June 11, 2019, 11:37:52 AM
Apparently someone in Florida has found them already? From what I'm hearing at least.

They are at Target and in a display in or around the Electronics section. I cannot confirm this but it's worth looking into.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 11, 2019, 02:05:11 PM
Apparently someone in Florida has found them already? From what I'm hearing at least.

They are at Target and in a display in or around the Electronics section. I cannot confirm this but it's worth looking into.

Yeah. The TV / 90s stuff in all of my stores is along a back wall behind video games. There's been stranger things merch back there for awhile.

There is also a large display of Funko next to it.

You can see the aisle numbers on target.com.for your individual stores:
https://www.target.com/p/funko-pop-sanrio-aggretsuko-retsuko-date-night-target-exclusive/-/A-54322321
(That's a Funko thing , it should lead you to the right place)

I'd pick out a ST toy I saw in the aisle for reference but it has "not in stores" just like the retro stuff.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 11, 2019, 04:55:10 PM
Hmmm with Target involved, I bet Canada wont get this pony.... :(
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 11, 2019, 07:48:15 PM
Checked mine today. Nothing.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Aflame on June 11, 2019, 08:31:18 PM
stranger things+ ponies = awesome  this is so cool !!!!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 12, 2019, 12:20:58 AM
MLP merch was apparently told to take their post about this pony down.  Sounds like it is definitely something official that was leaked too early.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 12, 2019, 12:26:24 AM
MLP merch was apparently told to take their post about this pony down.  Sounds like it is definitely something official that was leaked too early.

:newpony:

I’m so psyched to get this pony. XD She’s just the right level of subtle creepiness.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 12, 2019, 08:42:19 AM
I've never really gotten into Stranger Things, but this is so cool! I'll definitely want to grab a couple of this girl! It would be fun if they did reference My Little Pony in the show. It does fit the time period and all ;)

I actually find it kind of hard to believe she will be just a regular Target release. I have a strong feeling this is going to be some sort of con exclusive. Regardless, I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled when I do go to Target for the time being! :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 12, 2019, 02:33:12 PM
I actually find it kind of hard to believe she will be just a regular Target release. I have a strong feeling this is going to be some sort of con exclusive. Regardless, I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled when I do go to Target for the time being! :P

I'm pretty sure she'll be in Target, I've seen a few Target employees confirm her DPCI is in their system.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 13, 2019, 01:39:25 AM
Someone on the Facebook 35th Anniversary group claims to have found one of these in stock at her local Target.  It was with the show memorabilia behind the books and movies.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Saiko on June 14, 2019, 03:38:05 AM
I'm a huge fan of horror, I definitely need one of these! I only hope they will have an official release here in the UK.

At first I thought she was an inverted colour version of Applejack, but then I inverted the colours on a picture of regular Applejack and it's not the same.
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I think inverted colours looks cooler, but the Upsidedown pony is still cool and I will still treasure her.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Raindrop on June 14, 2019, 04:59:54 AM
Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 14, 2019, 10:23:39 AM
I actually find it kind of hard to believe she will be just a regular Target release. I have a strong feeling this is going to be some sort of con exclusive. Regardless, I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled when I do go to Target for the time being! :P

I'm pretty sure she'll be in Target, I've seen a few Target employees confirm her DPCI is in their system.

Oh yay, that’s exciting she’ll be in stores! :) I was worried she would be really hard to get. In that case it’s time to start stalking target soon!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 14, 2019, 11:00:21 AM
Showing in stock in hawaii! That’s where the ones on eBay are coming from. :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 14, 2019, 11:32:24 AM
Showing in stock in hawaii! That’s where the ones on eBay are coming from. :)
Where is it showing in stock?
Target webpage?
Different webpage?
Internally?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 14, 2019, 12:32:37 PM
It’s showing in stock on brickseek.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 14, 2019, 01:42:40 PM
It’s showing in stock on brickseek.

You need the UPC for that, right?
Do you know what the UPC is?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 14, 2019, 01:46:06 PM
323-01-2761

This is the dcpi that was listed earlier in the thread.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 14, 2019, 02:13:25 PM
This is super exciting, I can't wait for them to start popping up in stores! I really want her but looks like i'll have to get her from the US .... waa
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 14, 2019, 02:16:43 PM
I just read they are the same price as the other singles, too.  Nice!  Looking forward to this pony showing up in my area.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 14, 2019, 02:40:36 PM
323-01-2761

This is the dcpi that was listed earlier in the thread.
Thanks, didn't see it earlier :p
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 14, 2019, 03:06:40 PM
Checked Brickseek and she's not in stock at any of my local Targets yet but I'll keep checking!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on June 14, 2019, 04:22:07 PM
Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.
Oh please. Target and Netflix should be going after the stores whose staff disregarded the street date, NOT trying to kill the only advertising they will get for this product by going after fans on social media....

I am only somewhat bitter that Canada has gotten the short end of the stick on the Basic Fun retro releases.... can you tell? Lol
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 14, 2019, 04:46:56 PM
I just read they are the same price as the other singles, too.  Nice!  Looking forward to this pony showing up in my area.

Yes, yes, YES! :D I may get two, in that case.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 14, 2019, 06:54:10 PM
Someone on Instagram has done an unboxing video. She looks amazing out of the packet! The hair is a very very dark purple.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on June 14, 2019, 08:04:24 PM
I just pics of her on Ebay. She's not for me but I'm happy for everyone that is excited about her.

I wonder if she is actually street dated? When I've tried to purchase things that were street dated and were put out too early by mistake the transaction is always blocked by a message at the register that states the item cannot be sold until a certain date. If it's true she was put out too early how were some people able to buy her if she isn't street dated?



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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SpacePinto on June 14, 2019, 08:16:35 PM
I never heard about that show but I'm just happy that a G1 pony gets a re-release in connection to something popular :D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: shabbychicdee on June 15, 2019, 04:23:15 AM
do the people on ebay bidding on it know it will be in stores for a fraction of the price its up to at the moment  :shocked:  :blink:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 15, 2019, 04:26:16 AM
do the people on ebay bidding on it know it will be in stores for a fraction of the price its up to at the moment  :shocked:  :blink:

I was thinking the same thing... ._.;
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 15, 2019, 01:33:39 PM
do the people on ebay bidding on it know it will be in stores for a fraction of the price its up to at the moment  :shocked:  :blink:

Yeah... I hope they're aware they'll be able to get her for $10 in the near future...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 15, 2019, 04:27:00 PM
Patience is a virtue! And it’s good for your wallet!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on June 15, 2019, 07:35:47 PM
I didn't find her at my Target today. I can't believe some of the Ebay prices already  :shocked:



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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 16, 2019, 03:40:45 AM
So even though horror isn’t my thing I ended up binge watching the whole thing over the last few days because of this pony sighting.

Here is my prediction in regards to the upside down Applejack.   I don’t think they chose Applejack just because she is recognizable and in G4, though that may be part of it.  As someone else mentioned, the quote on the side of the box seems like it could be referencing RAMC.  The more I think about it the more I’m convinced that Stranger Things will feature a short clip from RAMC.  Specifically the clip of when Applejack gets turned into a dragon.  It fits in thematically with a “wrong” colored AJ and with the general vibe of Stranger Things.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on June 16, 2019, 08:10:16 AM
My chance of getting one is zero. I have local toy scalpers that go in and buy anything they think will resell as soon as my target opens. It's so ridiculous.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 16, 2019, 02:12:05 PM
My chance of getting one is zero. I have local toy scalpers that go in and buy anything they think will resell as soon as my target opens. It's so ridiculous.

This sort of thing is going to be scalped in most places :shrug:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: PrincessTiffy on June 16, 2019, 03:09:58 PM

Not sure what they are doing, but I’m loving it! Found this while scrolling  through eBay. It caught my eye since it was a lot of 3 backpacks all new. Had to click on it since I saw some vintage pony artwork. Wonder what other pony goodies they will have :)


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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 16, 2019, 03:13:41 PM
Ooh interesting !
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 16, 2019, 03:55:28 PM
An eyelash princess backpack? Interesting. Wonder what's "Stranger Things" about it, looks like a fairly normal MLP design.
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Post by: SaraMari on June 16, 2019, 04:29:53 PM
Wow that backpack looks amazing 😍😍😍 Now I'm really curious what's going on and what other things might be revealed 😱❤
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 16, 2019, 05:11:54 PM
An eyelash princess backpack? Interesting. Wonder what's "Stranger Things" about it, looks like a fairly normal MLP design.

Maybe you open it up and the inside is lined with something “upside down” themed.   But it is really interesting that it is the eyelash princesses.  I mean, where did the even find that artwork?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 16, 2019, 06:06:47 PM
An eyelash princess backpack? Interesting. Wonder what's "Stranger Things" about it, looks like a fairly normal MLP design.

Maybe you open it up and the inside is lined with something “upside down” themed.   But it is really interesting that it is the eyelash princesses.  I mean, where did the even find that artwork?

Maybe a character will have a backpack like that in season 3?

Either way, I’m excited to see that this collab goes beyond a single pony release. *3*
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 16, 2019, 06:24:12 PM
The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 16, 2019, 07:03:24 PM
Oh, huh, how weird/cool.. I bet it's a replica of a show prop too, the style/design looks very retro. Like, the solid colours and everything; haven't seen a backpack like that in years.

What an odd choice of characters, though! Although...

The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...

...you do have a point. ;)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: PrincessTiffy on June 16, 2019, 10:47:53 PM
The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...

Lol

I do remember seeing this artwork on a real vintage item though. I don’t think it was a backpack. I thought it was either a duffle bag or lunchbox. So it is possible that this backpack was a real item from the 80’s and they’ve  remade it. I haven’t had a chance to look up vintage pony school supplies. If I find anything I’ll let you all know :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: STLGusty on June 16, 2019, 11:30:23 PM
Yup!!  Definitely that artwork was on a vintage lunchbox...like a soft sided one. I have a photo of it but am having difficulty getting it linked at the moment :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 17, 2019, 12:02:37 AM
The eyelash princesses are pretty scary to be fair...

XD

It looks like a pretty faithful copy of this vintage bag:
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But I actually really hope it isn't in the show. There's no possible way this could be an item from Indiana in 1985, since the eyelash princesses didn't come out until 1990, and I'm pretty sure that backpack is European anyway. :huh: It's sort of disrespectful to be faithful to the minutiae of 80s "boys" stuff, and then just use whatever the frilliest thing you can find for the girls' side regardless of accuracy.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 17, 2019, 12:07:02 AM
Hmm, yeah... that would definitely be an anachronism. :/ RaMC/Applejack would be very accurate to 1985... I wonder how they landed on a 1990 backpack (if, indeed, it is featured in the show).
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 17, 2019, 12:18:40 AM
To be fair, I don’t know enough about the “boy’s” 80s nostalgia to know if the show is being accurate down to specific year.

Out of curiosity, how many mlp backpacks existed?  I remember seeing duffle bags and purses but not a lot of backpacks.  Did someone just search for images of an mlp backpack?  Or did someone connected to the show actually own the original backpack and that’s why it was specifically chosen?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: PrincessTiffy on June 17, 2019, 02:03:12 AM
Yes, I knew I saw it on a lunch box! Still can’t find a picture of it though. And oh there was a backpack! I haven’t seen that, I tried looking and couldn’t find anything lol.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 17, 2019, 02:42:58 AM
So I did find some back packs listed on mylittlewiki including this one.

Also,  posted by Summer on Facebook

Quote
The bag is being used as a prop in this season's show. The prop master's wife (who happens to be a friend) contacted me wanting to see if I had one to borrow for filming. ;)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Goanna on June 17, 2019, 03:44:04 AM
OMG the eyelash princesses that is amazing ahahah  :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 17, 2019, 04:21:05 AM
So I did find some back packs listed on mylittlewiki including this one.

Also,  posted by Summer on Facebook

Quote
The bag is being used as a prop in this season's show. The prop master's wife (who happens to be a friend) contacted me wanting to see if I had one to borrow for filming. ;)

Aaand let’s watch the market value of the original bag go up like a rocket. XD
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 17, 2019, 05:52:41 AM
Also,  posted by Summer on Facebook

Quote
The bag is being used as a prop in this season's show. The prop master's wife (who happens to be a friend) contacted me wanting to see if I had one to borrow for filming. ;)

Well that's disappointing... But I guess if the anachronism is coming from inside the house, then there's no room to complain. :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: tikibirds on June 17, 2019, 01:06:17 PM
I never seen stranger things but I am digging the "Emo AJ" look.
Also, I have seen some retro MLP shirts popping up on Taobao recently. One had the the baby ponies with the printed diapers, one had a female thundercloud (I bought this one cause it came in a normal size (not asian sizes) and some other knockoff mosshino? prints
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 17, 2019, 02:37:22 PM
Huh, that's kinda cool. I don't watch the show so idk how good they are usually for avoiding anachronisms.. I have to admit I probably wouldn't have thought about this being one without it being pointed out to me. At least they got the generation right, instead of using G3 like I've seen some "retro" things do :p
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 17, 2019, 11:10:17 PM
This was also posted in the comments about the backpack on Facebook.  Looks like an attempt was made to find a more time accurate prop.   I’m guessing they were either unable to find someone who had one and was willing to lend/sell it or was unable to find one that looked like it was relatively new and not 30+ years old.  Those older backpacks do look like they wouldn’t hold up very well.


https://mobile.twitter.com/gmberrow/status/986050041348370432?fbclid=IwAR2_FGVZ3F49p4Fnk_YiYUBgNLBp8rFujpcKSEmXkd1ZdQtfbi_AQYWg47g
 (https://mobile.twitter.com/gmberrow/status/986050041348370432?fbclid=IwAR2_FGVZ3F49p4Fnk_YiYUBgNLBp8rFujpcKSEmXkd1ZdQtfbi_AQYWg47g)

Now it’ll be interesting to see if a bracelet or watch shows up.

*edit*

It was also pointed out that if you look very carefully at this poster, you can see Erica wearing what looks like this backpack.
https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/ (https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 17, 2019, 11:25:31 PM
Wow I'm shocked SHOCKED this is real and will be at (is at) Target! 

I will admit dark AJ looks super cool and of course I love Stranger Things and have been dying for Season 3....
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 18, 2019, 01:15:13 AM
UPDATE: Check out the back of this Funko Pop figure: https://www.hottopic.com/product/funko-stranger-things-pop-television-erica-vinyl-figure/11776584.html

This version of her backpack looks like the Eyelash Princess one in color and design... but features a rather generic (albeit Applejack-colored) horse on the back. XD Seems Funko wanted to avoid royalties, lol.

This was also posted in the comments about the backpack on Facebook.  Looks like an attempt was made to find a more time accurate prop.   I’m guessing they were either unable to find someone who had one and was willing to lend/sell it or was unable to find one that looked like it was relatively new and not 30+ years old.  Those older backpacks do look like they wouldn’t hold up very well.


https://mobile.twitter.com/gmberrow/status/986050041348370432?fbclid=IwAR2_FGVZ3F49p4Fnk_YiYUBgNLBp8rFujpcKSEmXkd1ZdQtfbi_AQYWg47g
 (https://mobile.twitter.com/gmberrow/status/986050041348370432?fbclid=IwAR2_FGVZ3F49p4Fnk_YiYUBgNLBp8rFujpcKSEmXkd1ZdQtfbi_AQYWg47g)

Now it’ll be interesting to see if a bracelet or watch shows up.

*edit*

It was also pointed out that if you look very carefully at this poster, you can see Erica wearing what looks like this backpack.
https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/ (https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/)

Wow. I can’t believe it was that hard to find an older MLP backpack in good shape. :blink: Well, kudos to them for trying. The anachronism will bother me significantly less, now. XD

I hadn’t seen that poster! Thanks for sharing! :) Man, I’m so excited for season 3! I love that Netflix releases the episodes when it’s seasonally appropriate—looks like they’re celebrating the 4th of July!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Foxtale on June 18, 2019, 01:51:09 PM
I might have overlooked it int this thread,  but does anyone have the DCPI number for the Stranger Things Applejack pony?

Just a note about the backpack, I can 100% confirm that it was released in America. I had one that I believe was bought in 1991 at Kay Bee Toys that I carried with me to kindergarten. Still have it today. The front compartment held a plain soft lunch bag (it was so disappointing the lunch bag was so bland compared to the bag itself). I blame this backpack for my love of the eyelash princess ponies. ;D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on June 18, 2019, 02:10:14 PM
Here it is 323-01-2761

I noticed today that a handful of stores in my area are now showing "In Stock" they must have been delivered last night/this morning. I would assume they be putting out the Stranger Thing merch before the July 4th premier to build hype?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Foxtale on June 18, 2019, 04:05:15 PM
Here it is 323-01-2761

I noticed today that a handful of stores in my area are now showing "In Stock" they must have been delivered last night/this morning. I would assume they be putting out the Stranger Thing merch before the July 4th premier to build hype?

Thank you so much! Now the hunt commences. :D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 18, 2019, 04:13:43 PM
Brickseek says that my Target now has them stocked so I went first thing this morning.  I asked an associate and she told me they are street dated for June 30th.

Post Merge: June 18, 2019, 04:20:34 PM

UPDATE: Check out the back of this Funko Pop figure: https://www.hottopic.com/product/funko-stranger-things-pop-television-erica-vinyl-figure/11776584.html

This version of her backpack looks like the Eyelash Princess one in color and design... but features a rather generic (albeit Applejack-colored) horse on the back. XD Seems Funko wanted to avoid royalties, lol.


Well, that makes a certain amount of sense.  They will already be paying royalties to Netflix.  Why would they also want to pay royalties to Hasbro for something that can’t even be seen when packaged?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 18, 2019, 04:29:39 PM
UPDATE: Check out the back of this Funko Pop figure: https://www.hottopic.com/product/funko-stranger-things-pop-television-erica-vinyl-figure/11776584.html
...

*edit*

It was also pointed out that if you look very carefully at this poster, you can see Erica wearing what looks like this backpack.
https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/ (https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/04/new-stranger-things-3-poster/)

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WOW  SO CUTE!  I popped her in my cart immediately but I have to force myself not to check out- I don't even really like the Funko Pops style-

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 18, 2019, 04:57:21 PM
I hope someone can find her soon! Good luck everybody! :cheer:

Also, I REALLY want that eyelash princesses backpack... 
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: achab1984 on June 18, 2019, 08:01:53 PM
Oh this is very interesting to come across! I hope to see and get her in person!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: DreamLight on June 19, 2019, 12:48:42 AM
Found another for sale on a second hand app for like $40
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 19, 2019, 02:37:16 AM
Got her!!   :frolic:  After literally going this morning and asking someone about her and being told she would be put out June 30th, they then went ahead and put her out.  A friend happened to be there when they where unboxing and putting them out and she picked one up for me!  So I’ll be working on a review video and will have it up Friday or sooner.  I bought an extra to do a giveaway so make sure you check it out :D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: brightberry on June 19, 2019, 03:05:07 AM
Wow Sunset! That’s fantastic!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 19, 2019, 03:35:21 AM
Got her!!   :frolic:  After literally going this morning and asking someone about her and being told she would be put out June 30th, they then went ahead and put her out.  A friend happened to be there when they where unboxing and putting them out and she picked one up for me!  So I’ll be working on a review video and will have it up Friday or sooner.  I bought an extra to do a giveaway so make sure you check it out :D

Whoa! Congrats! ^_^ Was she the same price as a regular BF pony?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 19, 2019, 03:36:14 AM
Got her!!   :frolic:  After literally going this morning and asking someone about her and being told she would be put out June 30th, they then went ahead and put her out.  A friend happened to be there when they where unboxing and putting them out and she picked one up for me!  So I’ll be working on a review video and will have it up Friday or sooner.  I bought an extra to do a giveaway so make sure you check it out :D

Exciting! Please post pictures!! :frolic:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 19, 2019, 03:49:12 AM
Whoa! Congrats! ^_^ Was she the same price as a regular BF pony?

Yes, $9.99


Exciting! Please post pictures!! :frolic:

I will once I’ve done the video and have her out of box :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: cottoncandycafe on June 19, 2019, 05:27:49 AM
Got her!!   :frolic:  After literally going this morning and asking someone about her and being told she would be put out June 30th, they then went ahead and put her out.  A friend happened to be there when they where unboxing and putting them out and she picked one up for me!  So I’ll be working on a review video and will have it up Friday or sooner.  I bought an extra to do a giveaway so make sure you check it out :D

Wow!!! Congratulations, I can't wait to see your video!!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 19, 2019, 12:48:09 PM
According to brick seek they popped up in two stores sort of in my area. (Neither I can make a trip to until the weekend since they are 40mi away) -_- I'll wait for some stores within 10 miles.

Check out steelyard or Aurora stores for anyone in neohio ^^
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 19, 2019, 02:46:13 PM
Brb going to Target! Mine shows in stock!
Edit: no luck, but she is SET dated, not Street dated, whatever that means. Looks like all Targets have the June 30th date.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 19, 2019, 04:17:16 PM
Found another for sale on a second hand app for like $40

I think a lot of Targets are putting them out ahead of the release date of 6/30

Personally I would rather pay $10 than $40 so I think I will wait rather than get one on ebay or any other app
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2019, 05:31:35 PM
I'm not sure whether I would want one of these myself as I don't watch ST (though the colour scheme is awesome).  I sent the link to my sister, though, who is a big pony fan and a big ST fan as well, and she seems quite interested.

So I suspect if the scalper prices on ebay carry on it will be tough to get them here. I don't suppose there's any chance of them showing up at one of our weird geeky stores at some point in the future? I mean, I'm not beyond asking someone to pick one up for Naynie if she decides she wants one and can't get it anywhere herself, but it's not ideal...

Target exclusives sometimes show up here at Tesco but that doesn't seem a very tesco-like product somehow...

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on June 19, 2019, 05:41:14 PM
I love her! I would love to get one, maybe they do pop up in one of the comic Book stores because... you know... the ST crossover. They haven’t sold any Retro ponies yet, so I am not holding my breath.... I would buy her though, if she isn’t insanely expensive to get ;)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2019, 05:44:05 PM
I love her! I would love to get one, maybe they do pop up in one of the comic Book stores because... you know... the ST crossover. They haven’t sold any Retro ponies yet, so I am not holding my breath.... I would buy her though, if she isn’t insanely expensive to get ;)

I will be keeping an eye on Forbidden Planet over the summer just in case I guess. I mean, in London, it's not impossible...although I'm not here for that much longer, so I guess we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on June 19, 2019, 06:18:17 PM
I love her! I would love to get one, maybe they do pop up in one of the comic Book stores because... you know... the ST crossover. They haven’t sold any Retro ponies yet, so I am not holding my breath.... I would buy her though, if she isn’t insanely expensive to get ;)

I will be keeping an eye on Forbidden Planet over the summer just in case I guess. I mean, in London, it's not impossible...although I'm not here for that much longer, so I guess we'll see what happens.

YES! I hope she shows, at least in UK. It would make it easier to get her! I would be shocked if I found her in Norway though :blink: Although I did find the retro AJ, Bowtie, Seashell set recently uploaded from an online shop - so you never know :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on June 19, 2019, 06:26:40 PM
Isn't the regular AJ/Bubbles/Seashell/Bow Tie set standard release in Scandinavian/Norse countries? Or has Norway been out of the loop? I know they've been seen in Sweden and in Finland for sure...?

Sister has decided she needs one of these ST AJs. Sigh. I knew that was coming :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: joey on June 19, 2019, 10:37:28 PM
I would love if someone could help me get one and ship to Canada. We seem to be not getting any new anniversary ponies and I really would like and ST applejack
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: vampyrefay on June 19, 2019, 11:35:33 PM
does anyone know if they will be sold in Canada since we have no targets?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 20, 2019, 12:55:30 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Upside Down AJ turned up in other places that sell Stranger Things merch. :) There's no indication that she's (intentionally) exclusive to Target.

That said, if any non-USian would rather pay crazy postage than wait and wonder, I'm always happy to pick up extras to pass on at cost once they hit stores. Just send me a PM. ;)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Elva on June 20, 2019, 09:58:33 AM
Aaah, Im so happy she is real! I doubt that I'll never get my own copy, but I'd love to see your pics when you get her  :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyPinwheel on June 20, 2019, 11:13:04 AM
I'm not sure whether I would want one of these myself as I don't watch ST (though the colour scheme is awesome).  I sent the link to my sister, though, who is a big pony fan and a big ST fan as well, and she seems quite interested.

So I suspect if the scalper prices on ebay carry on it will be tough to get them here. I don't suppose there's any chance of them showing up at one of our weird geeky stores at some point in the future? I mean, I'm not beyond asking someone to pick one up for Naynie if she decides she wants one and can't get it anywhere herself, but it's not ideal...

Target exclusives sometimes show up here at Tesco but that doesn't seem a very tesco-like product somehow...



I asked Basic Fun and they said the WORLDWIDE release date will be July 4th, the same date the third season will be on air. I have hopes that as it's merch from a big series like ST it will pop up in places like Fnac, Forbidden Planet and such. I will not buy anything from eBay until I'm 100% sure that it won't be around. And Amazon will sell it too eventually, at a more decent price. ^^
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on June 20, 2019, 11:17:26 AM
I admit I already contacted Forbidden Planet to ask them.

I will tell sister to hang on and see what happens if that's the case - worldwide sounds more promising, and it does seem like FP and those kinds of stores would carry this more likely than Tesco would...

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 20, 2019, 01:53:24 PM
Alright!  I got my video up!  I also got an extra for a giveaway.  Watch the video to find out how to enter :)  The link is in my signature.

Also, here are some pics out of box.

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Chibiskittles on June 20, 2019, 02:31:33 PM
They popped up on my Brickseek this morning (which is fun cause they were not there last night!), and I RAN out the door to see if i could snag some.  By the time i got to one Target (there are about 10 in a 100 mile radius around me), FOUR stores had sold out!

They were NOT on the shelf yet, but i went to the electronics employee and asked if they can check to see if they have something in stock and that we had the DCPI.  He was able to get the box for me, and i nabbed (well, paid for) two of them :)  (One is going overseas to a friend who may not see it otherwise)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on June 20, 2019, 02:44:38 PM
I had no idea about this until 10 minutes ago! I love Stranger Things, so I had to have it. Just got the cheapest (aka not cheap) one I could find on eBay. I haven’t had ANY luck with the second wave of Rainbow Ponies so I didn’t want to frustrate myself any further with this one.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 20, 2019, 03:21:24 PM
You had better luck than me! I’ve talked to 5 target employees and they’ve all told me something different, everything from we have them in stock to I can’t find it in the system and still no luck finding ponies!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 20, 2019, 03:42:11 PM
You had better luck than me! I’ve talked to 5 target employees and they’ve all told me something different, everything from we have them in stock to I can’t find it in the system and still no luck finding ponies!

Where are you at in Ohio? I can let you know if I see them around.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 20, 2019, 03:45:34 PM
I’m near the mentor and willoughby targets.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 20, 2019, 10:14:58 PM
Ah, the ones I'm checking are probably a hike then. macedonia and aurora tend to be as far north as we go for east-ish side -- and then north olmsted and parma for west-ish side... (but only on work days). And then like all of summit county. I drive around too much lol.

I was contemplating checking steelyard since that's a very strange target..
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 20, 2019, 10:21:57 PM
Saw your video review Sunset. She's gorgeous!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: beckers1111 on June 20, 2019, 10:24:21 PM
Thanks banditpony. I’d definitely drive to aurora or steelyard!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Shatyr on June 20, 2019, 10:40:30 PM
I checked my Targets this morning. The closest isn't getting theirs until Saturday, the next closest had already sold 2 of their shipment. When I asked the helpful electronics employee, their last 4 were still in the back and he was only allowed to sell me two.

I'll likely be stopping by my close Target on Saturday. I'll be at the Pony Fair and I'm willing to pick up extras for people at cost. (Including tax that runs to $11 USD)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Gator on June 21, 2019, 12:40:01 AM
I got two this morning at my Target.  One to open, another to keep MIB. 

Are these going to be in the U.S. only? 
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 21, 2019, 01:31:33 AM
Went to a Target near me and they had a bunch of boxes to be unpacked in front of the section. >_< not sure if that was them or not
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Goanna on June 21, 2019, 02:10:10 AM
Alright!  I got my video up!  I also got an extra for a giveaway.  Watch the video to find out how to enter :)  The link is in my signature.

Also, here are some pics out of box.

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Wow, thank you for the out of box photos! She is even more interesting looking than I originally thought. I love the upside-down apples and those creepy, blank looking eyes... very spooky!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: brightberry on June 21, 2019, 04:12:05 AM
She is spooky!  :wow:   Umm, I might be keeping mine in box for safety.  That pony looks like she bites.

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 21, 2019, 06:15:42 AM
She looks so awesome in person, the perfect mix of scary and sweet. Basic Fun really knocked it out of the park IMO. I'm tempted to get another one just to play around with. Maybe craft her some little slug friends. :lol:

According to my friendly neighborhood redshirts, they're officially scheduled to be on the shelves on the 23rd here. But a lot of them have already been sold straight out of the back, so who knows if they will have any stock left to put out by then. Hopefully they're going home with MLP/ST fans and not greedy scalpers...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Shileah on June 21, 2019, 09:06:49 AM
Worldwide release, well that gives me hope!!

I definitely need two ones - one to keep in box, and one to display and take pictures of. First time I heard of this pony, my mind went into overdrive and it must be soooo cool to build a ST themed diorama for this pony!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Teddy on June 21, 2019, 10:57:02 AM
My parents were able to snatch one for me yesterday! YAY!!! I won't get to see her in person until I go home to the US for Christmas, but at least I know she'll be there. ;)

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Brickseek showed all the Targets around where my parents live (eastern TN) had her in stock, so they called the closest store and they put one aside for them until they got there. They had not put them out on the shelves yet, but if you have that DCPI number it seems alot of places will go get them from the back for you. ^-^
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Foxtale on June 21, 2019, 03:23:25 PM
Still no luck here. :(

Anyone find the backpacks yet or other merchandise that ties in?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 21, 2019, 04:48:24 PM
I want one even more now! Anybody know who’s selling them in Canada, since target left us a few years back?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on June 21, 2019, 05:13:36 PM
My Target has also put her out. She was with the other Stranger Things merch at the back of the electronics section. I didn't realize her apples were upside down too. She's not for me but I'm happy that so many want her.


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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 21, 2019, 06:06:23 PM
Would anyone mind picking a few up for me and sending them to the U.K. if there is a surplus in any Targets?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 21, 2019, 06:13:33 PM
I would also be incredibly grateful to pay shipping + fees if someone could pick one up for me. X3 The nearest Target is a looong way off... :tumble:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 21, 2019, 10:45:26 PM
I called my Target this morning- and had a guy look through the back and he even agreed to look through the "pallet" of toys about to be stocked- but he couldn't find the pony.

He also noted that the product states that it is not to be moved to the floor until June 23rd or something so he thinks that is why they can't be found.

Guess I'll try back (weird he said the 23rd though when others said June 30th)

At any rate, it seems the only ponies being found are those that the stores should never have put out in the first place-

I will try and wait patiently for the official release date- and then look again.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 21, 2019, 11:43:25 PM
I called my Target this morning- and had a guy look through the back and he even agreed to look through the "pallet" of toys about to be stocked- but he couldn't find the pony.

He also noted that the product states that it is not to be moved to the floor until June 23rd or something so he thinks that is why they can't be found.

Guess I'll try back (weird he said the 23rd though when others said June 30th)

At any rate, it seems the only ponies being found are those that the stores should never have put out in the first place-

I will try and wait patiently for the official release date- and then look again.

The Target I went to yesterday said the 23rd, too. Might be a region thing? Since we both live in Washington.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 22, 2019, 12:06:24 AM
I called my Target this morning- and had a guy look through the back and he even agreed to look through the "pallet" of toys about to be stocked- but he couldn't find the pony.

He also noted that the product states that it is not to be moved to the floor until June 23rd or something so he thinks that is why they can't be found.

Guess I'll try back (weird he said the 23rd though when others said June 30th)

At any rate, it seems the only ponies being found are those that the stores should never have put out in the first place-

I will try and wait patiently for the official release date- and then look again.

The Target I went to yesterday said the 23rd, too. Might be a region thing? Since we both live in Washington.

Ditto for the 23rd in WA. It'll be interesting to see if any are left to put out by then though. XD I'll be checking back on the 23rd for sure, but my area might have to wait until they get another shipment at the rate these ponies are going.

That said, my offer still stands for anyone else who wants me to try to pick one up for them! ;) I can't promise success, but I'm happy to make the attempt.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Stellaluna on June 22, 2019, 12:27:07 AM
I saw this featured on Sunset's Ponies youtube channel! First of all, I had no idea that a new season of Stranger Things was coming out! So I'm pretty excited for that. Also this pony promotion is awesome! I only wish they had done something different to her name so that we could consider her an entirely new character in our collection rather than just an AJ recolor. (Come on, Basic Fun! Please make new pony characters!)

But this is really cool. It will definitely stand out in the collection for those of you who collect and display BF ponies in-box.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 22, 2019, 01:18:09 AM
I only wish they had done something different to her name so that we could consider her an entirely new character in our collection rather than just an AJ recolor. (Come on, Basic Fun! Please make new pony characters!)

You still could think of her as a new character! XD Like... Applejack’s terrifying, Upside-Down counterpart (a Demo-Applejack?).
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Stellaluna on June 22, 2019, 05:19:19 AM
You still could think of her as a new character! XD Like... Applejack’s terrifying, Upside-Down counterpart (a Demo-Applejack?).
Jackapple?  :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on June 22, 2019, 12:52:48 PM
Of course I went to Target today and they had 5 of these after I paid extra for one on eBay!!!!  >_< They usually let me down with having these repros in stock! Now I’ll have two!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 22, 2019, 01:43:32 PM
I like Jackapple. :) Easier to type than ʞɔɐɾǝldd∀, hee hee.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: lordalexander74 on June 22, 2019, 03:09:35 PM
Wouldn't mind one of these. Applejack's still my favorite pony from any generation. Nearest Targets are 70ish miles east of me, I don't see myself going to that area anytime soon. Would it be better to make a post in the Wanted forum? Or is this a hint enough...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Foxtale on June 22, 2019, 04:27:34 PM
I called my Target this morning- and had a guy look through the back and he even agreed to look through the "pallet" of toys about to be stocked- but he couldn't find the pony.

He also noted that the product states that it is not to be moved to the floor until June 23rd or something so he thinks that is why they can't be found.

Guess I'll try back (weird he said the 23rd though when others said June 30th)

At any rate, it seems the only ponies being found are those that the stores should never have put out in the first place-

I will try and wait patiently for the official release date- and then look again.

The Target I went to yesterday said the 23rd, too. Might be a region thing? Since we both live in Washington.

Ditto for the 23rd in WA. It'll be interesting to see if any are left to put out by then though. XD I'll be checking back on the 23rd for sure, but my area might have to wait until they get another shipment at the rate these ponies are going.

That said, my offer still stands for anyone else who wants me to try to pick one up for them! ;) I can't promise success, but I'm happy to make the attempt.

Strange! Maybe ill try my locals again tomorrow.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 22, 2019, 04:29:19 PM
Wouldn't mind one of these. Applejack's still my favorite pony from any generation. Nearest Targets are 70ish miles east of me, I don't see myself going to that area anytime soon. Would it be better to make a post in the Wanted forum? Or is this a hint enough...

^^ You probably will want to make a post, just so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle in this thread.

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 22, 2019, 04:58:53 PM
What countries does "worldwide" include? I haven't seen any of the repros in stores here even tho Germany was supposed to get them. So distribution seems to be real spotty for the Basic Fun stuff.

I am looking for them right now, so it would be nice if I could get an official source for the worldwide release? If the info is in the thread somewhere I missed it/ can't find it.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2019, 05:07:10 PM
@Zapper.


I asked Basic Fun and they said the WORLDWIDE release date will be July 4th, the same date the third season will be on air. I have hopes that as it's merch from a big series like ST it will pop up in places like Fnac, Forbidden Planet and such. I will not buy anything from eBay until I'm 100% sure that it won't be around. And Amazon will sell it too eventually, at a more decent price. ^^
In this thread. Page 10.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 22, 2019, 07:11:54 PM
Thanks, Taff. Still... this very vague. Now I am a little unsure if I should wait or not.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on June 22, 2019, 07:47:52 PM
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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 22, 2019, 08:09:39 PM
You still could think of her as a new character! XD Like... Applejack’s terrifying, Upside-Down counterpart (a Demo-Applejack?).
Jackapple?  :lol:

We were having a lot of fun with this at my house yesterday. XD Our favorites:

Shadowjack
Blackjack
Applebarb :lol:
Apple-Upside-Down-Cake
Kajelpa (Applejack backward)
El Packaj (Jackapple backward, quite fitting when packing up extras for shipping!)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on June 22, 2019, 08:50:29 PM
Thanks, Taff. Still... this very vague. Now I am a little unsure if I should wait or not.

I know what you mean. It's like, somewhere on the globe they will be available. But where? Who knows.

I have some faint hope they will get to stores here eventually, probably FP but they don't know anything about it yet...just because those stories had some of the special G3 ponies years back, ST is popular there, and most importantly Basic Fun have a supplier here which is happily churning out retros to stores generally, so it wouldn't be too hard. But knowing for sure is difficult. Especially since it doesn't seem obvious what other kinds of stores here might have them. It doesn't seem like something that's going to show in the regular toy aisle, but then again...?

The loose pictures have made me more interested in obtaining one as well, but I'll see. I think my sister is serious about obtaining one but hasn't asked me to ask anyone here for help yet so I think she's hoping it will show up in UK stores as well. Or, best option, on Amazon UK. All the retros available here so far are there either in stock or on preorder so that's a possibility.

If AJ was Japanese, she'd probably be Ura-apple. Or Ura-ringo. Or Urarin. Which sounds like a cute name for a magical girl character.

Personally I like Shadowjack :)

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Elva on June 22, 2019, 11:41:12 PM
Alright!  I got my video up!  I also got an extra for a giveaway.  Watch the video to find out how to enter :)  The link is in my signature.

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I'm about to cry tbh she is so pretty!! My heart fills with joy every time I see new pictures of her.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 23, 2019, 07:51:39 AM
You still could think of her as a new character! XD Like... Applejack’s terrifying, Upside-Down counterpart (a Demo-Applejack?).
Jackapple?  :lol:

We were having a lot of fun with this at my house yesterday. XD Our favorites:

Shadowjack
Blackjack
Applebarb :lol:
Apple-Upside-Down-Cake
Kajelpa (Applejack backward)
El Packaj (Jackapple backward, quite fitting when packing up extras for shipping!)

Nice!  The only thing I can think of is Crabapple. :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Mermaid on June 23, 2019, 08:25:16 AM
I was across the state today with friends, and we found them! I’m so in love with her! I need to buy another to keep loose, I’m just gonna wait a bit so that others can get her before I buy my second one!

Also I’m calling her applebarb from now on! :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 23, 2019, 09:04:59 AM
I got impatient and asked a target employee if she was available in the back. She was, so I got one! :) She is so neat, I think I want two, to keep one in the box and one to keep out of the box as well. She is definitely coming work with me around Halloween to be my seasonal desk pony. :lol:

I also decided to give Stranger Things another try because of all of this and it’s actually pretty good! I must have just been in the wrong mood when I first tried to watch it. :P I won’t be caught up for season 3 for a while, but I’m excited to see what kind of role My Little Pony may play!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Stellaluna on June 23, 2019, 02:15:37 PM
Don't you guys think she'd make a great mommy for HQG1C Batty-Boo?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 23, 2019, 09:07:08 PM
Is anyone else in Washington now being told the 25th?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: maycrestmom on June 23, 2019, 09:17:23 PM
ok I dunno what to think of the evilbay but ....geesh that is a lot of selection right now

I love the show stranger things cannot wait for the next season and love the upside down apples =I would vote shadowjack or black jack and yeah, she makes an awesome mommy to batty baby - goes with that black daddy HQG1C IMO as well so instant family there

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 23, 2019, 09:21:23 PM
Quote from: Stellaluna link=topic=omsg1776072#msg1776072 date=1561180759
You still could think of her as a new character! XD Like... Applejack’s terrifying, Upside-Down counterpart (a Demo-Applejack?).
Jackapple?  :lol:

We were having a lot of fun with this at my house yesterday. XD Our favorites:

Shadowjack
Blackjack
Applebarb :lol:
Apple-Upside-Down-Cake
Kajelpa (Applejack backward)
El Packaj (Jackapple backward, quite fitting when packing up extras for shipping!)

I love Blackjack. Applebarb is so mean :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 23, 2019, 10:37:16 PM
I hope people found her in stores today. ^^ I didn't get to store hop and only checked one.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 24, 2019, 12:01:06 AM
How about Strangerjack? Has anyone proposed that yet?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 24, 2019, 05:05:57 AM
Hmm... I want a scarier name for her... XD

Applegorgon?
Mindjack?
Appleflayer?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: My little pony collector on June 24, 2019, 06:44:00 AM
Awesome I watched and commented on your video and subscribe to you Thanks For the giveaway I don't live close to target so I hope I will get a chance to win I am super excited and I really enjoy your cats
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Shileah on June 24, 2019, 09:28:25 AM
What countries does "worldwide" include? I haven't seen any of the repros in stores here even tho Germany was supposed to get them. So distribution seems to be real spotty for the Basic Fun stuff.

I am looking for them right now, so it would be nice if I could get an official source for the worldwide release? If the info is in the thread somewhere I missed it/ can't find it.

Should you find out where they are sold here, please let me know, as I am wondering myself!

There are no actual big toy stores where I am, at least I don't know any since Toys R Us closed down. There is a Müller close-ish that has quite a big toy area, but they aren't stocked well on MLP, and I haven't seen any of the reproductions there, so I doubt they will get her or the bag. Amazon is just sad with their repro stock. I'm in the Netherlands on a regular basis, but both toy stores in the city I travel to have closed down so other than online, I don't have anywhere to buy my pony stuff.

I've contacted EMP since they have lots of merch, but they did not list her or the bag in ST merch they will be offering with the start of S3.

That's so annoying, really. We're in the middle of Europe here but MLP stuff wise it feels like we're at the end of the world.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Stellaluna on June 24, 2019, 11:07:21 AM
Maybe when we have enough ideas for an unofficial name someone could make a poll for it. Stranger Things Applejack is a mouthful.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 24, 2019, 12:31:47 PM
I'm going to call her Applejack (or should I say ą̷̨̛͍̳̟̮̥͎̗̝̋̄̀̃͆̋̀̎̅́̕p̸̢̢͙̝̬̥̣̥͈̗̝̯͎̲̦̽̃̒̈́͗͆̉͝p̸̨͖̖͓̘̲̰̮̱̺̈͑̉̽̉̐͂͑́̏̕̚̕͝l̷̤̼͙͉̬͈̘̰̾͆͑̀̂̍͊͒̚͜͝è̸̛̤̳̤̖̈́̿̑̔̍̔̿͌͛̀̍̕͜j̸̥̟͎̜̼̹͇̦͍͔͒ą̶͍͇̖̬̗̽̈̉͊̈́̀͗́̍͠͝c̷̘̯̦̱͓̜̮̩̳̹͔̮̝̖̤̄̽̚ķ̵̢͎̰̟̞̊͊). :)

Nirvanas have other color ways, and we tend to just call them by their original names. (even though I bet they have other names).

But I think everyone should always feel free to rename their ponies. ^^ Not all my ponies had their original names growing up.

I dont think we need to rename her as a whole tho. Not everyone is gonna jump on board and it just makes it more confusing. There's nothing wrong with calling her original name in discussion.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 24, 2019, 01:24:55 PM
I don't think we necessarily need a poll. I'd rather just see which name sticks. -shrug- That's usually what we do.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 24, 2019, 05:52:07 PM
In terms of buying and selling, she'll probably get abbreviated to "ST Applejack", the same way we have "SS Gusty", "LSPP" etc.  I support people renaming their own Applejacks, though.  :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 24, 2019, 07:44:48 PM
I thought ST Applejack too.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: svleonard on June 24, 2019, 07:58:01 PM
Apple Upside Down Cake
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 24, 2019, 09:03:26 PM
What countries does "worldwide" include? I haven't seen any of the repros in stores here even tho Germany was supposed to get them. So distribution seems to be real spotty for the Basic Fun stuff.

I am looking for them right now, so it would be nice if I could get an official source for the worldwide release? If the info is in the thread somewhere I missed it/ can't find it.

Should you find out where they are sold here, please let me know, as I am wondering myself!

There are no actual big toy stores where I am, at least I don't know any since Toys R Us closed down. There is a Müller close-ish that has quite a big toy area, but they aren't stocked well on MLP, and I haven't seen any of the reproductions there, so I doubt they will get her or the bag. Amazon is just sad with their repro stock. I'm in the Netherlands on a regular basis, but both toy stores in the city I travel to have closed down so other than online, I don't have anywhere to buy my pony stuff.

I've contacted EMP since they have lots of merch, but they did not list her or the bag in ST merch they will be offering with the start of S3.

That's so annoying, really. We're in the middle of Europe here but MLP stuff wise it feels like we're at the end of the world.

My friend and I are getting her from lovely Arena member Shatyr now, it was just too big of a risk to wait until Stranger Things 3 would drop and drive all scalpers to the stores to get her.

I agree, Germany has been getting less pony merch than expected in recent years. We might not be ponyland anymore. And to think we got German exclusives back in the day, ha! But demographics change.
EMP not stocking her is ridiculous, tho.

I will keep my eyes open. TRU is KB Toys now but even back when TRU still existed we never saw a lot of MLP. We went to a giant TRU in 2016 but the pony section was just one tiny display. We had to get our pearly ponies from Action market of all places :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: MyLittlePeachy on June 24, 2019, 11:20:26 PM
Got my extra ShadowJack today! Washed her hair and posed her with my Stranger Things hat (also from Target).
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I noticed she does have two (factory error) freckles on her front hoof.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Stellaluna on June 25, 2019, 02:25:50 AM
In terms of buying and selling, she'll probably get abbreviated to "ST Applejack", the same way we have "SS Gusty", "LSPP" etc.  I support people renaming their own Applejacks, though.  :)
Ah, yeah. ST Applejack does make the most sense from a buy/sell standpoint.

MyLittlePeachy, I love the photo!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 25, 2019, 03:50:01 PM
I finally found her! She's absolutely beautiful, I love these colors. :lovey:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: My little pony collector on June 25, 2019, 04:38:24 PM
Will this get a online release or just retail i live 2 hour away from a Target so it would be very difficult to get I also would like to now if this will it gets released any wear else like Wal-Mart or just target
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Loona on June 25, 2019, 07:40:05 PM
What countries does "worldwide" include? I haven't seen any of the repros in stores here even tho Germany was supposed to get them. So distribution seems to be real spotty for the Basic Fun stuff.

I am looking for them right now, so it would be nice if I could get an official source for the worldwide release? If the info is in the thread somewhere I missed it/ can't find it.

Should you find out where they are sold here, please let me know, as I am wondering myself!

There are no actual big toy stores where I am, at least I don't know any since Toys R Us closed down. There is a Müller close-ish that has quite a big toy area, but they aren't stocked well on MLP, and I haven't seen any of the reproductions there, so I doubt they will get her or the bag. Amazon is just sad with their repro stock. I'm in the Netherlands on a regular basis, but both toy stores in the city I travel to have closed down so other than online, I don't have anywhere to buy my pony stuff.

I've contacted EMP since they have lots of merch, but they did not list her or the bag in ST merch they will be offering with the start of S3.

That's so annoying, really. We're in the middle of Europe here but MLP stuff wise it feels like we're at the end of the world.

My friend and I are getting her from lovely Arena member Shatyr now, it was just too big of a risk to wait until Stranger Things 3 would drop and drive all scalpers to the stores to get her.

I agree, Germany has been getting less pony merch than expected in recent years. We might not be ponyland anymore. And to think we got German exclusives back in the day, ha! But demographics change.
EMP not stocking her is ridiculous, tho.

I will keep my eyes open. TRU is KB Toys now but even back when TRU still existed we never saw a lot of MLP. We went to a giant TRU in 2016 but the pony section was just one tiny display. We had to get our pearly ponies from Action market of all places :lol:
How much shipping cost for your AJs Zapper? I just saw this girl and she looks gorgeous, I love her colours! But I have doubts about her showing up in Hungary (the repros never did either), and I don't really have abroad plans for the next couple  of months, so I'm thinking of ordering her online.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on June 25, 2019, 07:52:11 PM
I finally found her! She's absolutely beautiful, I love these colors. :lovey:
Congratulations! Where was she in the store? My Target has its own ST's merch section by the DVDs and books. Sharing space with Funkos etc.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 25, 2019, 08:13:27 PM
I finally found her! She's absolutely beautiful, I love these colors. :lovey:
Congratulations! Where was she in the store? My Target has its own ST's merch section by the DVDs and books. Sharing space with Funkos etc.

She was still in the back but I remember reading that she should be with the other ST stuff. I asked a guy at the electronics department (which is the department with that display) about her and he got her from the back for me since she hadn't been put out yet! Today seemed to have been her release date where I live. She wasn't out yet because I went to Target pretty early, shortly before 8 am. :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: achab1984 on June 25, 2019, 09:24:47 PM
I went to threw stores yesterday and nothing! :( I don't live close to any of these stores and wont be back for a while! Darn it :(
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: okamigirl64 on June 26, 2019, 04:16:19 PM
Here's my review of it if anyone is interested!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEc_h-_c-04

I don't know anything about stranger things, but she's super cool!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: My little pony collector on June 27, 2019, 01:23:57 AM
Any one in Tennessee get one yet
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BubbleTea on June 27, 2019, 01:45:38 AM
For everyone who hasn't seen Stranger Things and don't mind about spoilers, here's a recap of the first 2 seasons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpbWqiUy0YM

Warning (again): Super ooper mega big spoilers (duh)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on June 27, 2019, 09:51:22 PM
She is super pretty! Just the right amount of strange to make me love her :heart:

I am still worried she will be an Exclusive to US. Anyone outside of the US who found her yet?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: My little pony collector on June 27, 2019, 10:25:15 PM
 I contacted basicfun and they said As of right now, they are a retailer exclusive at Target, so they will only be available at Target in the US and only for a limited time.

I also called my local target and they said they were setting set up for it and to call back to on 28 or 29
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on June 27, 2019, 10:28:27 PM
I contacted basicfun and they said As of right now, they are a retailer exclusive at Target, so they will only be available at Target in the US and only for a limited time.

I also called my local target and they said they were setting set up for it and to call back to on 28 or 29

Aaand my worries are confirmed! Thank you for the info though- I guess it will be an insane amount on eBay if I ever get her :blink:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Mori_LeStrange on June 27, 2019, 11:46:03 PM
I’m near the mentor and willoughby targets.

I'm in the same area. As of Tuesday I hadn't seen them. I'll be on the west side this weekend. Already let my boyfriend know we're going pony hunting. :biggrin:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Maddie on June 28, 2019, 12:03:04 AM
I’ve picked up three but have had to have them all pulled from the back even with the shelves stocked with stranger things stuff. I know my store has some more but hate to get them all even though I was picking them up to send here or there if people needed them. I kinda live in a small town and I swear there are no collectors here. I haven’t deboxed my own yet I’m not sure if I want to do it.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: 1983Baby on June 28, 2019, 12:50:22 AM
I found ST Applejack today in NJ. I’m so excited because my Target hasn’t gotten the send set of rainbows yet so I figured they wouldn’t have it.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on June 28, 2019, 02:45:07 AM
I have been checking all the Targets I visit.  I also have started watching “Stranger Things”. I wanted to be a fan of both the pony and the show 😁
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 28, 2019, 01:20:24 PM
._. stores near me must be waiting for that June 30th date. I've been checking at least two stores a day.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 28, 2019, 03:32:06 PM
Finally after a week of pestering Target employees and checking Brickseek-  a Target employee managed to find me a single pony in the back!!!

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Maddie on June 28, 2019, 03:56:55 PM
Finally after a week of pestering Target employees and checking Brickseek-  a Target employee managed to find me a single pony in the back!!!

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Hmm, that means someone figured it out. Apparently they come in cases of six.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 28, 2019, 04:27:29 PM
Which Target was that, Galactica?  Pike Place?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Wardah on June 28, 2019, 04:44:51 PM
Finally after a week of pestering Target employees and checking Brickseek-  a Target employee managed to find me a single pony in the back!!!

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Hmm, that means someone figured it out. Apparently they come in cases of six.

Or it could have been they were sent only one. I work in another retail store that specializes in office supplies and when the truck comes we get some things in the case and we get some things as loose units in totes. I assume most retailers do the same thing.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Teddy on June 28, 2019, 05:08:30 PM
Any one in Tennessee get one yet

My parents are in eastern TN and got me one at the Kingsport Target. They had to ask for her since they were still in the back.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 28, 2019, 05:43:01 PM
Which Target was that, Galactica?  Pike Place?

Yes Pike Place!  The lady said three showed up on her scanner - but she only found 1  (maybe she was holding the rest !!!)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Maddie on June 28, 2019, 06:14:11 PM
Finally after a week of pestering Target employees and checking Brickseek-  a Target employee managed to find me a single pony in the back!!!

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Hmm, that means someone figured it out. Apparently they come in cases of six.

Or it could have been they were sent only one. I work in another retail store that specializes in office supplies and when the truck comes we get some things in the case and we get some things as loose units in totes. I assume most retailers do the same thing.
I mean it’s possible, I want to say on the FB group someone mentioned though that each Target was initially getting a case of six. I know what you mean since I used to have to stock at a store I worked at, but at the same time I think it’s generally been said they are not supposed to be released till the 30th. I figure most stores are just holding them back, like I had to specifically ask for how many I wanted from the back. Some people have also posted they have only allowed so many per customer anyway. I live in an area where there are basically zero collectors and old stuff ends up being a shelf warmer till clearance. Mine didn’t care as much. I do think it’s strange to have the rest of the ST merch shelves reset and these guys in back.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: HollowZero on June 28, 2019, 06:27:17 PM
I'm not Brickseek savvy - what's her DCPI?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 28, 2019, 06:28:18 PM
DCPI 323-01-2761


With the official release day just 2 days away- you'd think each store would have a stockpile of at LEAST 12 each by now!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Wardah on June 28, 2019, 07:32:34 PM
Finally after a week of pestering Target employees and checking Brickseek-  a Target employee managed to find me a single pony in the back!!!

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Hmm, that means someone figured it out. Apparently they come in cases of six.

Or it could have been they were sent only one. I work in another retail store that specializes in office supplies and when the truck comes we get some things in the case and we get some things as loose units in totes. I assume most retailers do the same thing.
I mean it’s possible, I want to say on the FB group someone mentioned though that each Target was initially getting a case of six. I know what you mean since I used to have to stock at a store I worked at, but at the same time I think it’s generally been said they are not supposed to be released till the 30th. I figure most stores are just holding them back, like I had to specifically ask for how many I wanted from the back. Some people have also posted they have only allowed so many per customer anyway. I live in an area where there are basically zero collectors and old stuff ends up being a shelf warmer till clearance. Mine didn’t care as much. I do think it’s strange to have the rest of the ST merch shelves reset and these guys in back.

It honestly all depends on how much space a store has. I'm just saying I used to always assume that if it wasn't a full case that someone got there before me but now I realize that that isn't always the case. Especially in this case where the system showed 3 but they could only find one so I bet the other 2 are in a different tote because that has happened where I work too.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on June 28, 2019, 08:52:46 PM
Finally after a week of pestering Target employees and checking Brickseek-  a Target employee managed to find me a single pony in the back!!!

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Hmm, that means someone figured it out. Apparently they come in cases of six.

Or it could have been they were sent only one. I work in another retail store that specializes in office supplies and when the truck comes we get some things in the case and we get some things as loose units in totes. I assume most retailers do the same thing.
I mean it’s possible, I want to say on the FB group someone mentioned though that each Target was initially getting a case of six. I know what you mean since I used to have to stock at a store I worked at, but at the same time I think it’s generally been said they are not supposed to be released till the 30th. I figure most stores are just holding them back, like I had to specifically ask for how many I wanted from the back. Some people have also posted they have only allowed so many per customer anyway. I live in an area where there are basically zero collectors and old stuff ends up being a shelf warmer till clearance. Mine didn’t care as much. I do think it’s strange to have the rest of the ST merch shelves reset and these guys in back.

It honestly all depends on how much space a store has. I'm just saying I used to always assume that if it wasn't a full case that someone got there before me but now I realize that that isn't always the case. Especially in this case where the system showed 3 but they could only find one so I bet the other 2 are in a different tote because that has happened where I work too.

That could be it.  It is a downtown/City Target-  so a lot smaller than a usual Target. It may be that they don't get full cases of stuff.

The Brickseek always says "limited stock" - which I've learned, could mean they have 0 or more ponies.  I had to actually find the person with the scanner to check the actual stock in the store.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BerylBreeze on June 29, 2019, 07:59:57 AM
I managed to find one today at the retro ponies, I guess that's lucky since many stores by me are on the slow side or loaded with the scented ones.
They had a BUNCH of Stranger Things stuff by the Funko/NECA stuff, there was a cart with boxes in that area still unpacking, didn't see anything Basic Fun there.

IMO her body is bluer in person, she looks almost white in photos online. It's a very pretty color combo and it's nice to see Basic Fun get a little more experimental.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 29, 2019, 08:14:45 AM
Is there specific other merch she tends to be next to in the tech section?  There was a surprisingly large amount of figures, collectibles, Funko Pops, etc in the Target I checked out today.  I think I looked pretty thoroughly, but I didn't see her, nor a price tag for her.  Unless that Target just doesn't have her out yet.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on June 29, 2019, 01:11:52 PM
Is there specific other merch she tends to be next to in the tech section?  There was a surprisingly large amount of figures, collectibles, Funko Pops, etc in the Target I checked out today.  I think I looked pretty thoroughly, but I didn't see her, nor a price tag for her.  Unless that Target just doesn't have her out yet.

When I found mine she was just with the other Stranger Things merch by the Funko display by the books.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Moonbreeze on June 29, 2019, 01:19:35 PM
They're not coming to Europe :( I would really appreciate it if someone could pick some up for me <3
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Zapper on June 29, 2019, 01:56:26 PM
They're not coming to Europe :(

This is why I don't trust the word "worldwide". The world is so many countries, unless I read somewhere "GERMAN release" I won't even trust the word "European" :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on June 29, 2019, 05:09:29 PM
I checked 2 Targets today. One had ST Applejack at the back of the electronics section where the Funko Pops and other ST merch is but I didn't see her anywhere at the 2nd Target.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 29, 2019, 06:20:29 PM
No go for me today. They haven't touched that section..

But they restocked some of the retros... so I picked up confetti and flutterbye. :D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Moonbreeze on June 29, 2019, 08:57:54 PM
They're not coming to Europe :(

This is why I don't trust the word "worldwide". The world is so many countries, unless I read somewhere "GERMAN release" I won't even trust the word "European" :P

Lol indeed :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Shileah on June 30, 2019, 09:11:52 AM
They're not coming to Europe :( I would really appreciate it if someone could pick some up for me <3

Is that a conclusion or did they actually state that? I had been hoping so hard that worldwide actually means worldwide...  :(
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 30, 2019, 09:43:40 AM
I haven’t seen this pony “in the wild” of Target yet, but I’d be happy to keep an eye out for anyone international who wants to buy her! :)

I keep checking out the stranger things section by the electronics, but so far no sign of her. I always try to look at the empty spaces too to see if there’s at least a price tag for her, but so far no luck. I still want a second one to take out of the box, her color scheme is so pretty!

Not totally related, but today in a box lunch store I saw they had a “my little pollywog” toy. With all the other mlp/stranger things stuff coming out I wonder if it was intentional. :P
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Noasar on June 30, 2019, 10:08:36 AM
I still haven’t managed to get one posted - would you keep an eye out for me Minty_Magic?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 30, 2019, 10:21:57 AM
I still haven’t managed to get one posted - would you keep an eye out for me Minty_Magic?

I’d be happy to! :) I’ll let you know as soon as I find one!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Moonbreeze on June 30, 2019, 10:37:46 AM
They're not coming to Europe :( I would really appreciate it if someone could pick some up for me <3

Is that a conclusion or did they actually state that? I had been hoping so hard that worldwide actually means worldwide...  :(

Someone contacted Basic Fun about this. They replied that the were US Target exclusives

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 30, 2019, 12:31:11 PM
I wonder how the rumor of "world wide" started.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on June 30, 2019, 01:09:21 PM
The Stranger Things My Little Pony backpack is up on targets website now

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on June 30, 2019, 01:18:40 PM
It makes sense I guess, that this is not a worldwide release. Even though the ST show is a Netflix one and is widely popular also outside the US, the pony itself seems to be a very specific merch for fans of the show (even though I am not a ST superfan, and I still love this pony!). Maybe they just didn’t anticipate her popularity, or maybe they thought she would be popular only as a limited release?

Anyway, I am sad that she wouldn’t be a worldwide release. But then again, I am fairly used to getting my collection stuff from the abroad anyway. It is very rarely I can buy collection pieces from the store :P

Post Merge: June 30, 2019, 01:21:57 PM

The Stranger Things My Little Pony backpack is up on targets website now


This is really cute! I would be all over it, if the ponies were from the first years- as they are my most favored ones. This definitely has its own charm though :heart:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 30, 2019, 01:42:35 PM
Generally speaking, Target usually puts "Target exclusive" on their exclusive things. So I don't think it's unreasonable think that there might of been a potential for other retailers (specifically non-US) to pick it up.

But, literally there has to be a market for stranger things goods in general for that.

I thought though in this thread that someone said BF had said there was a worldwide release (although no picture of the conversation was added to confirm). So that's why I'm wondering where that statement came from.

https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-16-34-kids-39-my-little-pony-backpack-purple-green/-/A-54359545
^ link for the backpack. I'm a bit sad it's 16inch. It's too big for my kiddo. T_T;
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Carrehz on June 30, 2019, 02:26:51 PM
Target exclusives do show up in the UK sometimes, usually as an exclusive to another store - but this is sort of a niche thing so I could totally see them having troubles finding an international buyer.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on June 30, 2019, 03:28:24 PM

I asked Basic Fun and they said the WORLDWIDE release date will be July 4th, the same date the third season will be on air. I have hopes that as it's merch from a big series like ST it will pop up in places like Fnac, Forbidden Planet and such. I will not buy anything from eBay until I'm 100% sure that it won't be around. And Amazon will sell it too eventually, at a more decent price. ^^

Could you get a screenshot of your conversation LadyPinwheel?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 30, 2019, 05:21:37 PM
Thanks to a kind Arena member, I was able to get ST Applejack! <3 Her name is now Mindjacker. XD

And look! El made friends with a pony in the Upside-Down!
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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 30, 2019, 08:15:12 PM
Thanks to a kind Arena member, I was able to get ST Applejack! <3 Her name is now Mindjacker. XD

And look! El made friends with a pony in the Upside-Down!
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Eleven makes a badass Megan XD

It's really disappointing to hear that only Target chose to carry Applejack after all. :( I guess I can understand if American '80s nostalgia isn't exactly a sure bet overseas, but I thought a pop-culture store like Think Geek or FYE might pick her up for the US market too. I hope that Targets get another case in later, or ST AJ is going to be a very limited release indeed. :(

The map inside the backpack is interesting. I wonder if those are schematics to the Starcourt Mall? I don't think I'd buy it for myself, but I'm definitely going to try to see it in person. I'm getting pretty hyped for S3 to drop! :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on June 30, 2019, 08:24:16 PM
https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-16-34-kids-39-my-little-pony-backpack-purple-green/-/A-54359545
^ link for the backpack. I'm a bit sad it's 16inch. It's too big for my kiddo. T_T;

Too bad it isn’t available in multiple sizes. :shrug:

Still... This makes it the perfect size for my geeky adult self. XD

Eleven makes a badass Megan XD

:haha:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Mori_LeStrange on July 01, 2019, 02:12:14 AM
Found her at the Cleveland West Target today! An employee had to get her out of the stockroom for me.

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on July 01, 2019, 02:34:36 AM
If that backpack had different art I’d buy it. The art isn’t my thing per say but it’s ST. I curse the merch tie ins. :lol: My Target just started stocking the section. Am going this week and I’ll report back.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Shileah on July 01, 2019, 09:44:14 AM
Thank you for the screenshot and information, Moonbreeze! It makes me sad that there is such an imbalance with how the ponies are being distributed. It eats up so much of my budget having to buy them from overseas. Hey, Basic Fun, that means I would buy more of your products if I could get them directly here! :D
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on July 01, 2019, 02:12:29 PM
Yeah, that's disappointing.

I relayed that information to my sister and she (although right now she is MEANT to be at work) emailed me back within seconds asking if there's anyone here who can help her get one at cost plus shipping to the UK.

I realise US people are already being burdened with a lot of requests and are also fighting scalpers, but if there's anyone who can help please PM me. I would quite like one too but if I can only get one, Naynie is the ST fan so at the very least I'd like to be able to obtain one for her if possible.

(It would be well loved xD)

I don't actually see why it would be a risky object over here as ST is very popular in the UK BUT it is also true that Naynie had to pay through the nose to get the US release of the series as they aren't available here so maybe it's connected to that. I would've thought FP would have had them though. Maybe they tried the wrong places.



Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Starflashbaby on July 02, 2019, 02:13:19 AM
Ok I'm sorry everyone I'm totally lost... What is stranger things and what season / episode does the pony appear in? Or was stranger things a cross over into an episode of mlp FIM???
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 02, 2019, 02:55:42 AM
Ok I'm sorry everyone I'm totally lost... What is stranger things and what season / episode does the pony appear in? Or was stranger things a cross over into an episode of mlp FIM???
Thanks in advance

Stranger Things is a live-action series streaming on Netflix. It takes place in the 80s and is full of constant 80s nostalgia. The overall genre is sci-fi/adventure, and the tone harkens back to classic films like E.T., The Goonies, and Close Encounters. Season 3 will be released on July 4th. It’s a fantastic show with a large and passionate fanbase—very worth watching! :)

We have good reason to believe that the character Erika will be an MLP fan, as she has been confirmed to wear a vintage MLP backpack in Season 3. :) The pony itself will likely be an ordinary G1 Applejack toy that becomes affected by supernatural phenomena (I’ll keep it vague to avoid spoilers, since you haven’t seen the show).
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on July 02, 2019, 04:21:06 AM
Tried a target in Wisconsin and no luck.  I guess they sold out on the day they came out.  Has anyone asked to have one held for them when new stock comes in?  Has it worked?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on July 02, 2019, 09:16:00 AM
I am drooling over all the photos coming in - she is AMAZING! Do you think she will actually star in the show though? I wasn’t even considering that! That would be cool :biggrin:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on July 02, 2019, 02:43:26 PM
I am drooling over all the photos coming in - she is AMAZING! Do you think she will actually star in the show though? I wasn’t even considering that! That would be cool :biggrin:
That would be awesome.  Maybe one of the characters will have it as a toy.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 03:18:55 PM
I am drooling over all the photos coming in - she is AMAZING! Do you think she will actually star in the show though? I wasn’t even considering that! That would be cool :biggrin:

My guess is one of the characters in the season is into ponies.  Maybe her AJ looks like ST AJ in the Upside down...

I guess we'll all find out in a couple of days!  I can't wait for the series to premier-  there are actually a bunch of shows I'm super excited about ...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 02, 2019, 04:07:25 PM
I ordered the backpack online and I’m supposed to be getting it today :D. And just in time!  I asked some (non-pony) people over to watch the show with me on Thursday and I have all the pertinent ponies/ merch out on display around my tv.

Now to decide what to wear... my seapony shirt with the actual vintage artwork?  Or my retro pony shirt that has more of an 80’s cut? 
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Icey on July 02, 2019, 07:05:27 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 :)

Also, there is a quote from Dustin on the side of the box so I am thinking we might see Apple Jack in Hawkins.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 07:11:23 PM
Someone  on another kind of fan board advised that Targets were only slotted to get 6 ST ponies each- 

Not sure where she got her info- but it sounds about right. I wonder if that means at all or if they will restock?

I know the Rainbow ponies came in a case that had 6 ponies in it...

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Majesty on July 02, 2019, 08:23:20 PM
Sorry if this has already been stated or asked, but are they only doing Apple Jack or are they doing other ponies too?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 02, 2019, 09:18:45 PM
Sorry if this has already been stated or asked, but are they only doing Apple Jack or are they doing other ponies too?

I don’t think it’s likely that they will do another character simply because only Applejack is listed on the back of her box.  However, if these are really super popular across the board then maybe?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 02, 2019, 09:41:27 PM
I wish I wasn't such a scaredy cat and would just ask an employee to get one for me. But I am .. so I'll keep making random trips I guess.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 02, 2019, 11:05:48 PM
I wish I wasn't such a scaredy cat and would just ask an employee to get one for me. But I am .. so I'll keep making random trips I guess.

Consider calling- you can just ask the person on the phone to check, if they find one, they will put it up front and usually hold until close...  less stressful sometimes, especially when the employees are running the other way when they see you coming...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: reanna-mator on July 02, 2019, 11:07:45 PM
I definitely overpaid... but I got my hands on her!

I LOVE Stranger Things so I still feel kinda okay about it. :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Starflashbaby on July 03, 2019, 12:09:31 AM
Huh I give in i'll watch the show this just sounds too interesting... So I'm now behind in soooo many different TV shows Huh I just got to actually sit down and watch them... first off before I commit to it...I have to find out what kind of scary Stranger things is based off of... like "fictional scary"... Goblins vampires or werewolves or is it "Phenomenon scary" ghosts, demons and such... I can handle Fictional but some phenomenon can be a little bit scary along with illness and stuff like Cabin fever that I can't handle.
I have seen all the Resident evil movies and they were really bloody and not as scary just had a jump or two. it was a fictional scary to me. but compared too cabin fever I threw up in the theater and that was a little bloody. so I don't know any new phenomenon movies to relate it too that I have not seen.
edit: I guess I just have to watch the first 3 episodes. Right????
as for the pony I definitely want one!!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: brightberry on July 03, 2019, 12:29:56 AM
Huh I give in i'll watch the show this just sounds too interesting... So I'm now behind in soooo many different TV shows Huh I just got to actually sit down and watch them... first off before I commit to it...I have to find out what kind of scary Stranger things is based off of... like "fictional scary"... Goblins vampires or werewolves or is it "Phenomenon scary" ghosts, demons and such... I can handle Fictional but some phenomenon can be a little bit scary along with illness and stuff like Cabin fever that I can't handle.

I couldn’t sleep after watching the Blair Witch Project and the Grudge is just terrifying.  I just can’t stand horror films.  Stranger Things isn’t that level of scary to me.  It’s not gory either.  I do think its spooky though and even chilling.  It’s kind of a combination of horror, adventure, comedy and mystery.  I enjoy it.  I hope that helps.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 03, 2019, 12:32:30 AM
I wish I wasn't such a scaredy cat and would just ask an employee to get one for me. But I am .. so I'll keep making random trips I guess.

Consider calling- you can just ask the person on the phone to check, if they find one, they will put it up front and usually hold until close...  less stressful sometimes, especially when the employees are running the other way when they see you coming...

:) For me, that would probably be twice as stressful! That's two interactions.. (phone and in person).

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Minty_Magic on July 03, 2019, 12:38:40 AM
I checked he target by where I work on my lunch break, but no luck. :( I didn’t see an empty spot for them or anything though, so maybe my target is just slow? Or maybe they just sold out before they even hit their shelf date? :P I’ll run through a couple other targets tomorrow to see what I find!

Huh I give in i'll watch the show this just sounds too interesting... So I'm now behind in soooo many different TV shows Huh I just got to actually sit down and watch them... first off before I commit to it...I have to find out what kind of scary Stranger things is based off of... like "fictional scary"... Goblins vampires or werewolves or is it "Phenomenon scary" ghosts, demons and such... I can handle Fictional but some phenomenon can be a little bit scary along with illness and stuff like Cabin fever that I can't handle.
I have seen all the Resident evil movies and they were really bloody and not as scary just had a jump or two. it was a fictional scary to me. but compared too cabin fever I threw up in the theater and that was a little bloody. so I don't know any new phenomenon movies to relate it too that I have not seen.
edit: I guess I just have to watch the first 3 episodes. Right????
as for the pony I definitely want one!!

I’d say Stranger Things is more of a psychological type of scary than anything. I wouldn’t lump it in with the horror genre though, it’s more of an adeventure/mystery type show as other have said! I started watching a couple weeks ago because of the pony news and I’m already almost all caught up in time for the new season to drop. It’s so good! :lol: I’d say you should watch at least all of season 1 to get started. It’s only like, 8 episodes and frankly the first 3 episodes didn’t really draw me in as much as the later episodes did. I’m not really a fan of scary stuff, but I like Stranger Things a lot, so I don’t think you have to be worried! :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on July 03, 2019, 12:39:31 AM
I wish I wasn't such a scaredy cat and would just ask an employee to get one for me. But I am .. so I'll keep making random trips I guess.

I totally relate to this. I spent all of last week going into JL to check for Rainbows having seen them on the pallets and really not wanting to engage the staff.

In the end I did ask, but only because glitterball found Medley and it was really bugging me whether they also had them somewhere. Love of Medley drove me to speak to the staff...but sadly with no reward :(

But as a rule I would be exactly the same. I hate asking staff anything. And now I have asked the staff something, I don't really want to go back to the store for a while...

Sigh. Brains are illogical.

And calling by phone...even worse.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 03, 2019, 12:39:44 AM
Huh I give in i'll watch the show this just sounds too interesting... So I'm now behind in soooo many different TV shows Huh I just got to actually sit down and watch them... first off before I commit to it...I have to find out what kind of scary Stranger things is based off of... like "fictional scary"... Goblins vampires or werewolves or is it "Phenomenon scary" ghosts, demons and such... I can handle Fictional but some phenomenon can be a little bit scary along with illness and stuff like Cabin fever that I can't handle.
I have seen all the Resident evil movies and they were really bloody and not as scary just had a jump or two. it was a fictional scary to me. but compared too cabin fever I threw up in the theater and that was a little bloody. so I don't know any new phenomenon movies to relate it too that I have not seen.
edit: I guess I just have to watch the first 3 episodes. Right????
as for the pony I definitely want one!!

I’m also not at all a horror fan and haven’t even seen the films you mentioned.  I got really hooked by Stranger Things.  I found the beginning of the first season the scariest just because I had no idea what was going on or what level of scary it was going to be.  To me what I can’t stand about a lot of horror films is the hopelessness.  That the characters just spend the entire movie running with each one getting killed one after the other.   Stranger Things is not like that.  There is regular life woven in and funny and endearing moments.   I feel like there is hope for the characters to have a happy ever after.  (Mostly .... there is still some death)

Post Merge: July 03, 2019, 03:04:26 AM

Got my backpack in the mail today!  :)

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: katrine2309 on July 03, 2019, 08:52:28 AM
It’s a map inside the backpack? That is just....awesome! I thought I so did not need that backpack, but seeing it in pictures.... :drool:

Congrats on getting yours!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 03, 2019, 04:00:36 PM
Ooh, I need to get one of those backpacks! *o* Especially since it’s cat-approved. XD
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on July 03, 2019, 04:32:41 PM
I got two backpacks on Sunday but I didn't even look inside haha, I didn't know they had that map inside, what a neat touch!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Starflashbaby on July 03, 2019, 08:01:38 PM
Huh I give in i'll watch the show this just sounds too interesting... So I'm now behind in soooo many different TV shows Huh I just got to actually sit down and watch them... first off before I commit to it...I have to find out what kind of scary Stranger things is based off of... like "fictional scary"... Goblins vampires or werewolves or is it "Phenomenon scary" ghosts, demons and such... I can handle Fictional but some phenomenon can be a little bit scary along with illness and stuff like Cabin fever that I can't handle.
I have seen all the Resident evil movies and they were really bloody and not as scary just had a jump or two. it was a fictional scary to me. but compared too cabin fever I threw up in the theater and that was a little bloody. so I don't know any new phenomenon movies to relate it too that I have not seen.
edit: I guess I just have to watch the first 3 episodes. Right????
as for the pony I definitely want one!!

I’m also not at all a horror fan and haven’t even seen the films you mentioned.  I got really hooked by Stranger Things.  I found the beginning of the first season the scariest just because I had no idea what was going on or what level of scary it was going to be.  To me what I can’t stand about a lot of horror films is the hopelessness.  That the characters just spend the entire movie running with each one getting killed one after the other.   Stranger Things is not like that.  There is regular life woven in and funny and endearing moments.   I feel like there is hope for the characters to have a happy ever after.  (Mostly .... there is still some death)

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Got my backpack in the mail today!  :)

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OK I'm Totally Watching! Thanks Sunset! Nice backpack  :biggrin:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 03, 2019, 08:13:53 PM
Hey everyone! I saw some posts about this cool pony on FB so I checked my local Target, didn't see anything, so I came here to get the 411! :D

Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.

Ohh that would explain why I haven't seen them yet lol. I'll be looking to pick up a couple at my Target after the 4th!

I've never watched Stranger Things but it's not everyday you find official MLP merch crossed over with other fandoms. In fact I'm not sure I can think of it EVER being done save maybe once or twice for special events... But a mass release crossover pony? How cool!

I will be honest, I can be dense sometimes and I told my non-MLP-collecting friend about this and she's like "Well duh, that makes sense for a crossover. MLP is all about the '80's isn't it? So is Stranger Things." I didn't even make the connection, even though I heard how Stranger Things takes place in the 80's lol.

I wonder if this will inspire more crossover merch in the future!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 03, 2019, 10:25:31 PM
Is anyone else having a hard time finding the backpack? According to Target's website, several stores in my area have it in stock, but at the one I just went to, it wasn't even in the back despite their website saying they had it. One employee said he remembers seeing it this morning, but that's as close as I got.

I'm likely going to check another store tonight. Hopefully I have better luck there.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 03, 2019, 10:56:12 PM
Hey everyone! I saw some posts about this cool pony on FB so I checked my local Target, didn't see anything, so I came here to get the 411! :D

Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.

Ohh that would explain why I haven't seen them yet lol. I'll be looking to pick up a couple at my Target after the 4th!

I've never watched Stranger Things but it's not everyday you find official MLP merch crossed over with other fandoms. In fact I'm not sure I can think of it EVER being done save maybe once or twice for special events... But a mass release crossover pony? How cool!

I will be honest, I can be dense sometimes and I told my non-MLP-collecting friend about this and she's like "Well duh, that makes sense for a crossover. MLP is all about the '80's isn't it? So is Stranger Things." I didn't even make the connection, even though I heard how Stranger Things takes place in the 80's lol.

I wonder if this will inspire more crossover merch in the future!

I was told by a Target employee (as she handed a pony over) that the official shelf date was June 30...   

Post Merge: July 03, 2019, 10:57:05 PM

Is anyone else having a hard time finding the backpack? According to Target's website, several stores in my area have it in stock, but at the one I just went to, it wasn't even in the back despite their website saying they had it. One employee said he remembers seeing it this morning, but that's as close as I got.

I'm likely going to check another store tonight. Hopefully I have better luck there.

You could always just order it online?  You can ship directly to you for a pretty low shipping cost- or for no shipping cost- you can ship it to your local Target store.  https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-16-34-kids-39-my-little-pony-backpack-purple-green/-/A-54359545
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 03, 2019, 11:03:59 PM
Hey everyone! I saw some posts about this cool pony on FB so I checked my local Target, didn't see anything, so I came here to get the 411! :D

Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.

Ohh that would explain why I haven't seen them yet lol. I'll be looking to pick up a couple at my Target after the 4th!

https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker/?sku=323-01-2761
I'd check brickseek to see if any are in your area -- and then ask for it with the sku if you go and don't see them on the shelves.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 03, 2019, 11:05:26 PM

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I was told by a Target employee (as she handed a pony over) that the official shelf date was June 30...   

Post Merge: July 03, 2019, 10:57:05 PM

Is anyone else having a hard time finding the backpack? According to Target's website, several stores in my area have it in stock, but at the one I just went to, it wasn't even in the back despite their website saying they had it. One employee said he remembers seeing it this morning, but that's as close as I got.

I'm likely going to check another store tonight. Hopefully I have better luck there.

You could always just order it online?  You can ship directly to you for a pretty low shipping cost- or for no shipping cost- you can ship it to your local Target store.  https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-16-34-kids-39-my-little-pony-backpack-purple-green/-/A-54359545
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Ordering it online is my last resort. I'd rather check out my local stores first.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on July 03, 2019, 11:42:57 PM
I did store pick up for 2 back packs from 2 different locations with no troubles, and just bought 3 online without any troubles. I do note now that the store pick up (Not deliver to store) option is not available for the locations I used so I think each store only got 1-2 back packs.

You could order online and have it shipped to the store
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2019, 12:03:13 AM
My store is showing that the backpack is in stock.


Ponyfan
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 04, 2019, 12:08:41 AM
I did store pick up for 2 back packs from 2 different locations with no troubles, and just bought 3 online without any troubles. I do note now that the store pick up (Not deliver to store) option is not available for the locations I used so I think each store only got 1-2 back packs.

You could order online and have it shipped to the store

That's what I plan on doing if I'm unable to find it already stocked in a store. I just like checking as many stores as possible before ordering online.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 04, 2019, 12:21:11 AM
Is anyone else having a hard time finding the backpack? According to Target's website, several stores in my area have it in stock, but at the one I just went to, it wasn't even in the back despite their website saying they had it. One employee said he remembers seeing it this morning, but that's as close as I got.

I'm likely going to check another store tonight. Hopefully I have better luck there.

I had a similar issue in the website saying that my local Target had it but it didn’t.  I ended up deriving online.  And here is something that might be worth trying.  I ordered for pick up in store.  Then a few hours later I got an email saying that it wasn’t available that way and would I like to change my pick up option.  So I changed my pick up option to shipped without canceling the order and they didn’t charge me shipping.  Got it in only a few days too.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 04, 2019, 02:00:36 AM
Is anyone else having a hard time finding the backpack? According to Target's website, several stores in my area have it in stock, but at the one I just went to, it wasn't even in the back despite their website saying they had it. One employee said he remembers seeing it this morning, but that's as close as I got.

I'm likely going to check another store tonight. Hopefully I have better luck there.

I had a similar issue in the website saying that my local Target had it but it didn’t.  I ended up deriving online.  And here is something that might be worth trying.  I ordered for pick up in store.  Then a few hours later I got an email saying that it wasn’t available that way and would I like to change my pick up option.  So I changed my pick up option to shipped without canceling the order and they didn’t charge me shipping.  Got it in only a few days too.

I might end up having to go that route. I tried one more store tonight and they didn't have it despite the website saying they did.

There are a couple of more stores I'll try tomorrow, but if that doesn't work out I'm going to have it shipped to the closest store.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 04, 2019, 03:54:33 AM

I was told by a Target employee (as she handed a pony over) that the official shelf date was June 30...   


Hey everyone! I saw some posts about this cool pony on FB so I checked my local Target, didn't see anything, so I came here to get the 411! :D

Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.

Ohh that would explain why I haven't seen them yet lol. I'll be looking to pick up a couple at my Target after the 4th!

https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker/?sku=323-01-2761
I'd check brickseek to see if any are in your area -- and then ask for it with the sku if you go and don't see them on the shelves.

Ahhh, thank you, Galactica and banditpony!

So I checked brickseek and saw one of my local Targets had them! So I drove over and... of course didn't see any on the shelf. -_-

So I have NEVER done this before...ever in all my years of collecting kids toys... because I'm super shy and have a problem talking to strangers. But tonight I found an employee in the toy/electronics section (it was half hour to close and the place was dead, so I didn't have an audience). I asked him about the Stranger Things pony, and he said he thought he remembered seeing something like that. So I pulled out my phone and showed him the SKU number. I was so embarrassed!  :blush: But he was totally cool about it and found them in storage out back! So now I have my Stranger Things pony, and I bought two more to trade with people here. :)

I never would have done it if you guys hadn't said anything. Thanks!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 04, 2019, 04:40:36 AM
Congrats, dragonflitter! 😊
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: brightberry on July 04, 2019, 04:54:47 AM
Congrats Dragonflitter!  I know it can be really hard to ask, but Target employees always seem pretty friendly.   I’m so glad you were able to do it!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 04, 2019, 07:12:34 AM
Found mine on the shelves at Target today. :)  So pretty!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 08:03:05 AM
I wish I could actually go to my local Target xD
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on July 04, 2019, 09:01:42 AM
I also hate having to ask employees to help me find something. Congrats to everyone that is finding the backpack. I'd love to get one but since I'm on a really tight budget right now I'm sure they'll be long gone by the time I can get one.


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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 11:03:05 AM
I wish I could actually go to my local Target xD

:P I thought you said there was no point bc of scalpers
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 11:09:29 AM
I wish I could actually go to my local Target xD

:P I thought you said there was no point bc of scalpers
I would still like to go. I never get out of the house anymore. I mean the collectable area is always picked clean but I would still like to look  in it.

Edit: We have no car and it's a pretty long bus ride from here.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 12:15:50 PM
I wish I could actually go to my local Target xD

:P I thought you said there was no point bc of scalpers
I would still like to go. I never get out of the house anymore. I mean the collectable area is always picked clean but I would still like to look  in it.

Edit: We have no car and it's a pretty long bus ride from here.

ride the bus then ?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 12:57:41 PM
I wish I could actually go to my local Target xD

:P I thought you said there was no point bc of scalpers
I would still like to go. I never get out of the house anymore. I mean the collectable area is always picked clean but I would still like to look  in it.

Edit: We have no car and it's a pretty long bus ride from here.

ride the bus then ?

Um there's reasons I can't just ride the bus there. I mean no need to be presumptuous about what I can and can't do.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 01:12:01 PM

Um there's reasons I can't just ride the bus there. I mean no need to be presumptuous about what I can and can't do.

I'm sure you could find a way if you really wanted to.

a long bus ride = long bus ride. Not the other reasons you didn't share that potentially are prohibiting you.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on July 04, 2019, 01:15:48 PM


Um there's reasons I can't just ride the bus there. I mean no need to be presumptuous about what I can and can't do.

I'm sure you could find a way if you really wanted to.

Ok please stop assuming things about me. I can't go it's not possible for me.  Maybe months down the road but not atm.

It's a busy bus and I'm not able to stand 45 minutes which I would have to.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 01:20:58 PM


Um there's reasons I can't just ride the bus there. I mean no need to be presumptuous about what I can and can't do.

I'm sure you could find a way if you really wanted to.

Ok please stop assuming things about me. I can't go it's not possible for me.  Maybe months down the road but not atm.

It's a busy bus and I'm not able to stand 45 minutes which I would have to.

I'm not really assuming, I'm trying to offer advice/encouragement. You mentioned a bus-- so that's why I mentioned something about it because I thought it was potential option.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 05:49:31 PM
I'm maybe in a similar position with the unipegs and Smyths if that's where they show up.

I can't drive (navigation, etc) but where my parents live it's not hard to get there - there's not a very frequent bus but there is a bus and it's not too bad walking over from the centre.

But I'm going back to London next week for a longish spell. So that will of course be when they're in stock.

So where I lived last year, I had a bus that went almost direct to a retail park that had a nice big Smyths store. That was in North London. Now I live a half hour outside of central London, and south, not north. But for some reason that one is still my closest Smyths?! So to get there would basically be a train, a tube, a bus...and back again. And I know there are other ponypeople in that area, so it might be a wasted trip anyway :'(

...Though if they come in stock, I probably will find an excuse to do it anyway. Because, you know...Medley >.>.

The things we do for ponies O.o.

I'm hoping that one of the toymasters in closer bus range, or John Lewis might have them, but right now Smyths is the only one putting out those indicators.

I've heard other people have found them in stores here, not just glitterball, so they must be somewhere...><
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 04, 2019, 05:59:35 PM
I mean, it's not like I can't relate. But sometimes when there's a will, there's a way. (Although I've been a commuter all my life so usually distance doesn't phase me-- it's all the other things).

But I bit the bullet and got one from the back today. I got tired of waiting, and too worried I'd miss my opportunity. :) I'll still be checking often in case you still need some Taffeta. I'm watching clearance on some lights.

I'm pretty sure Target has me wrapped around their little finger. I wound up with patio furniture that was 60% off that I would of never noticed had I not been in the store so often. >_<;
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on July 04, 2019, 10:50:51 PM
Your visits to Target sound like mine to Dunelm (which sells towels, cushions, bedding, etc stuff here). Because all the time I was in London that was right next door to Smyths. Yeah, it didn't end well. I have too many cushions now...:/

Thanks for the thought :D I wish Basic Fun were as helpful in their distribution as ponypeople are on here with helping each other get stuff...

I've also commuted a lot and was thrown (not literally, xD) onto tube trains as a kid (which are not pleasant really) so I acclimatised. I hate rush hour but I guess I learned to handle transport as a way to get to ponies..?

In London the transport is pretty frequent and I managed to do in a half day a trip around four towns around the edges of London looking for ponies. Here it would take me the same amount of time just to get to and from the Smyths by my folks' home, as that's still a 7 mile plus trip and an irregular bus, so it can be a pain, especially if it doesn't end with success.

But I sympathise with gemini_pony if she can't stand for long periods on buses. Standing on buses is never fun.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 05, 2019, 03:21:56 AM
So I just finished binge watching season 3.  No mlp toys make an appearance, just the back pack.  However, the quote on ST AJ’s box is more extensive.   I’ll put it in spoilers for those who don’t want any spoilers.

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 05, 2019, 04:59:06 AM
LOL Sunset I love it! Maybe I'll check this show out. :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 05:42:24 AM
Just finished binge-watching season 3! I loved Erica. X3

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ribbs on July 05, 2019, 08:05:13 AM
I love the Stranger Things Applejack so much! I think she's my new fave. <3
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 05, 2019, 01:08:37 PM
Just finished binge-watching season 3! I loved Erica. X3

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 05, 2019, 01:57:36 PM
So I just finished binge watching season 3.  No mlp toys make an appearance, just the back pack.  However, the quote on ST AJ’s box is more extensive.   I’ll put it in spoilers for those who don’t want any spoilers.

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from an advertisement standpoint is it a lot less mentioning then eggos and new coke?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 02:09:47 PM
Just finished binge-watching season 3! I loved Erica. X3

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 05, 2019, 02:13:02 PM
Ultra mega spoilers.  :lmao: You guys crack me up.
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Post by: Carrehz on July 05, 2019, 02:42:16 PM
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Post by: Elva on July 05, 2019, 02:52:30 PM
Not really spoilers but I'll hide it anyway  :blush:
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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 02:56:37 PM
Ultra mega spoilers.  :lmao: You guys crack me up.

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Post by: Carrehz on July 05, 2019, 03:10:34 PM
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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 05, 2019, 04:02:46 PM


I was told by a Target employee (as she handed a pony over) that the official shelf date was June 30...   

Post Merge: July 03, 2019, 10:57:05 PM

Is anyone else having a hard time finding the backpack? According to Target's website, several stores in my area have it in stock, but at the one I just went to, it wasn't even in the back despite their website saying they had it. One employee said he remembers seeing it this morning, but that's as close as I got.

I'm likely going to check another store tonight. Hopefully I have better luck there.

You could always just order it online?  You can ship directly to you for a pretty low shipping cost- or for no shipping cost- you can ship it to your local Target store.  https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-16-34-kids-39-my-little-pony-backpack-purple-green/-/A-54359545
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Ordering it online is my last resort. I'd rather check out my local stores first.
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But you don't have to order it shipped to your house- you can have it shipped to your local store.  That way you wouldn't have to call around, the store of your choice would have it there waiting for you  :biggrin:

Post Merge: July 05, 2019, 04:04:22 PM


I was told by a Target employee (as she handed a pony over) that the official shelf date was June 30...   


Hey everyone! I saw some posts about this cool pony on FB so I checked my local Target, didn't see anything, so I came here to get the 411! :D

Multiple posters on social media have been asked to take their photos down.  Apparently some Targets put the ponies out too soon and Netflix may be upset about the leak.  The official release date is supposedly July 4, so hopefully we’ll start seeing more of them in a few weeks.

Ohh that would explain why I haven't seen them yet lol. I'll be looking to pick up a couple at my Target after the 4th!

https://brickseek.com/target-inventory-checker/?sku=323-01-2761
I'd check brickseek to see if any are in your area -- and then ask for it with the sku if you go and don't see them on the shelves.

Ahhh, thank you, Galactica and banditpony!

So I checked brickseek and saw one of my local Targets had them! So I drove over and... of course didn't see any on the shelf. -_-

So I have NEVER done this before...ever in all my years of collecting kids toys... because I'm super shy and have a problem talking to strangers. But tonight I found an employee in the toy/electronics section (it was half hour to close and the place was dead, so I didn't have an audience). I asked him about the Stranger Things pony, and he said he thought he remembered seeing something like that. So I pulled out my phone and showed him the SKU number. I was so embarrassed!  :blush: But he was totally cool about it and found them in storage out back! So now I have my Stranger Things pony, and I bought two more to trade with people here. :)

I never would have done it if you guys hadn't said anything. Thanks!  :biggrin:

Good for you!  I have a difficult time too- especially when the employee runs the other way!  But it definitely helps to have the item number for them to look up- 
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 06:07:30 PM
Do employees seriously run the other way? :blink: Either I’ve never had that happen to me, or I’m too naive to have noticed...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 05, 2019, 06:10:19 PM
So I just finished binge watching season 3.  No mlp toys make an appearance, just the back pack.  However, the quote on ST AJ’s box is more extensive.   I’ll put it in spoilers for those who don’t want any spoilers.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

from an advertisement standpoint is it a lot less mentioning then eggos and new coke?

Yes, significantly less.  Though Eggos only got a couple nods this season while New Coke was e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 05, 2019, 06:10:29 PM
Do employees seriously run the other way? :blink: Either I’ve never had that happen to me, or I’m too naive to have noticed...

Sure-  they see some lady coming to pester them, they don't want to deal with it, so they pretend they don't see you and hurry off in the opposite direction.  They don't get paid commissions at Target so there is no motivation to wander around being helpful. They are certainly NEVER going to ask you "Hi can I help you with something?"

Of course there may be regional differences.  I speak of Targets in Seattle and So Cal.  I bet the Targets in the midwest are much more friendly...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 06:17:59 PM
Do employees seriously run the other way? :blink: Either I’ve never had that happen to me, or I’m too naive to have noticed...

Sure-  they see some lady coming to pester them, they don't want to deal with it, so they pretend they don't see you and hurry off in the opposite direction.  They don't get paid commissions at Target so there is no motivation to wander around being helpful. They are certainly NEVER going to ask you "Hi can I help you with something?"

Of course there may be regional differences.  I speak of Targets in Seattle and So Cal.  I bet the Targets in the midwest are much more friendly...

Huh. I usually get the “Hi! Can I help you with anything? :D” reaction. Maybe I’ve been taking midwestern hospitality for granted all these years. XD
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Icey on July 05, 2019, 06:31:12 PM
I live in WNY and the employees at my Target have always gone above and beyond for my hubby and I. One time an employee opened six boxes of ponies trying to find the ones I was missing. It could be though that I am always polite and always talk to the people at mine. Like a lot of them know me by first name and my kids too. Edit: That sounded harsh, I did not mean to imply that people were not friendly, just that I am always too friendly (according to my friends and family) - LOL!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 05, 2019, 07:04:24 PM
Do employees seriously run the other way? :blink: Either I’ve never had that happen to me, or I’m too naive to have noticed...

Sure-  they see some lady coming to pester them, they don't want to deal with it, so they pretend they don't see you and hurry off in the opposite direction.  They don't get paid commissions at Target so there is no motivation to wander around being helpful. They are certainly NEVER going to ask you "Hi can I help you with something?"

Of course there may be regional differences.  I speak of Targets in Seattle and So Cal.  I bet the Targets in the midwest are much more friendly...

Huh. I usually get the “Hi! Can I help you with anything? :D” reaction. Maybe I’ve been taking midwestern hospitality for granted all these years. XD

Yeah... Seattle in general is not overly friendly.  Lots of bookish nerds that run for cover. It's not that they are necessarily mean or nasty-   just shy or antisocial mostly. (okay and some are straight up unfriendly  :lol:

The first time I visited a midwestern state the people were so bizarrely friendly-  it was a real culture shock, haha  I honestly had a hard time believing they were sincere at first...  :P


I live in WNY and the employees at my Target have always gone above and beyond for my hubby and I. One time an employee opened six boxes of ponies trying to find the ones I was missing. It could be though that I am always polite and always talk to the people at mine. Like a lot of them know me by first name and my kids too. Edit: That sounded harsh, I did not mean to imply that people were not friendly, just that I am always too friendly (according to my friends and family) - LOL!
Rural areas can be the same way I think-  when I've visited Eastern Washington, the people there are considerably friendlier.  I bet their Target employees are friendlier too.  And I think WNY is pretty rural isn't it?

NYC Is anything BUT friendly-  I visit there a lot (my wife's family) and I'm always getting yelled at by someone for not ordering fast enough or getting my transit ticket fast enough at Penn station (not to mention getting pushed and shoved which is a real treat).

At least the people in Seattle are mostly just anti-social passive aggressive-  my wife complains but when I point out that "aggressive aggressive" can be FAR WORSE, she does not disagree  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlushingBlue on July 05, 2019, 07:39:24 PM
Do employees seriously run the other way? :blink: Either I’ve never had that happen to me, or I’m too naive to have noticed...

Sure-  they see some lady coming to pester them, they don't want to deal with it, so they pretend they don't see you and hurry off in the opposite direction.  They don't get paid commissions at Target so there is no motivation to wander around being helpful. They are certainly NEVER going to ask you "Hi can I help you with something?"

Of course there may be regional differences.  I speak of Targets in Seattle and So Cal.  I bet the Targets in the midwest are much more friendly...

Huh. I usually get the “Hi! Can I help you with anything? :D” reaction. Maybe I’ve been taking midwestern hospitality for granted all these years. XD

Yeah... Seattle in general is not overly friendly.  Lots of bookish nerds that run for cover. It's not that they are necessarily mean or nasty-   just shy or antisocial mostly. (okay and some are straight up unfriendly  :lol:

The first time I visited a midwestern state the people were so bizarrely friendly-  it was a real culture shock, haha  I honestly had a hard time believing they were sincere at first...  :P

I think it must be highly localized to Seattle proper, because I've been to a bunch of Targets from Redmond to Renton, and all the redshirts have been very kind and helpful to me. :blink:

I will say that the cake-taking of Target employees' eagerness to please was in the midwest though. I was living in Indiana when the Basic Fun (then Bridge Direct) original six retros had just come out, and after a lot of looking, Glenn (ilu 4ever) came from the back empty-handed and apologetic. I did the rest of my shopping and was standing in line to check out, when Glenn rushes up to me with a shipping box in his hand! He had stumbled across them in a different section and raced all over the store to try to find me, bless him.

I haven't experienced quite that level of dedication since, but everyone at Target has always been happy to help me. Just making eye contact down the aisle is enough to get a "can I help you find anything?" but maybe I just look perpetually befuddled. Resting distressed face? :lol:

It's worked to my advantage though, since I've been able to help a bunch of international fans get their ST AJ. :) I'm hoping that the next shipment comes in soon because I don't like to clear out the stock at any one location and the pickings are getting slim.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 05, 2019, 07:48:42 PM
I created a Stranger Things 3 spoiler discussion thread over on the Off Topic board for those of us who would like to discuss the non-pony aspects of season 3.

http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,395883.new.html#new (http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,395883.new.html#new)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 05, 2019, 08:50:58 PM
LOL in New England we are known for being friendly but also very independent. Like, store workers are usually happy to help you if you ask, but they won't ask if you need help, you know what I mean? Which is okay by me. I'd rather not be asked "Can I help you?" because it makes me so uncomfortable, like people are watching me.  :blush:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 05, 2019, 09:22:22 PM
Well, it looks like I won't be getting the backpack. Tried one more store today and no luck.

I wanted to order it online but the site says it's out of stock. Anyone know if there's a chance it'll be restocked, or is it time for me to just give up on finding it?

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 05, 2019, 10:44:23 PM
Well, it looks like I won't be getting the backpack. Tried one more store today and no luck.

I wanted to order it online but the site says it's out of stock. Anyone know if there's a chance it'll be restocked, or is it time for me to just give up on finding it?

I’m waiting for a restock, as well. :( The Target website says “shipping temporarily out of stock”, so I’m hopeful. I really wish I had just ordered it earlier. DX
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: toyjunky on July 06, 2019, 01:31:18 AM
I just found 7 of the ponies at a local Target. They were in the toy section on a Stranger Things display end cap facing the main aisle across from the dvd's/electronics. I only bought one, so if anyone is in the Orange County, California area they were at the Target on Euclid Street & Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on July 06, 2019, 02:15:02 AM
A non-collector friend of mine claims to have seen the backpack at Hot Topic. I can't say for sure it's the same one at Target, or that it's even there. I don't see it on their website. But it might be worth a try to check it out. So far that's the second person who's told me they saw it at Hot Topic.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on July 06, 2019, 07:58:12 PM
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I found the backpack at Target today. My store had them right at the end of the Back to School section/beginning of electronics section and they were not with the other ST merch. My store also had 3 ST Applejacks.


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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Majesty on July 06, 2019, 08:27:02 PM
I live in Smithfield, RI and they had several AJ's but no backpack.  I think they had just started to get their new Stranger Things stuff in.  They were just stocking some shirts and must have just stocked the AJ's because there were plenty of them.  I'm thinking the backpack will be there soon, maybe they haven't gotten it yet.

OMG, slightly off topic but did anyone else love The Neverending Story duet with Suzie and Dustin, that was so awesome.

Oh yeah I did buy the AJ, it's pretty neat in person.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Icey on July 06, 2019, 09:48:01 PM
NYC Is anything BUT friendly-  I visit there a lot (my wife's family) and I'm always getting yelled at by someone for not ordering fast enough or getting my transit ticket fast enough at Penn station (not to mention getting pushed and shoved which is a real treat).

At least the people in Seattle are mostly just anti-social passive aggressive-  my wife complains but when I point out that "aggressive aggressive" can be FAR WORSE, she does not disagree  :lol: :lol:

Yeah most of us WNYers want NYC to be separate. The city is awful and the rest of the state gets screwed because of it. A politician just actually submitted a bill to split the state and that honestly would be the best thing that could ever be done as far as this side of the state is concerned :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 06, 2019, 10:03:59 PM


OMG, slightly off topic but did anyone else love The Neverending Story duet with Suzie and Dustin, that was so awesome.


Yes!  It was epic and possibly my favorite part of the season😁.   I’ve also started a thread on the Off Topic board to discuss the show if you want to come join us.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on July 07, 2019, 01:07:25 AM
I got my backpack last night at a Target in Eau Claire WI.  I had to ask team member.  They had two in back so I took one and she put the other in the ST section in the toys.  There was no space for it yet, so she made a new heading.  There was a nice ST area in the middle of the toy section that had posters, pens, decals, toys and figures.  They haven't been restocked with Applejack since the first set on June 28th. I just finished to third season so I will pop over to the thread discussing it. 
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on July 07, 2019, 02:03:56 AM
I just saw a backpack in store just as bethyVic described, it was a large end cap in the toy section. I also found 3 stranger things Applejacks there
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 07, 2019, 02:43:45 AM
Why do they never stock enough of things online!? DX That backpack sold out in a couple of days on Target’s site. :/ So frustrating.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 07, 2019, 03:11:03 AM
Why do they never stock enough of things online!? DX That backpack sold out in a couple of days on Target’s site. :/ So frustrating.

I mean, with the hype of the show, it isn't really surprising it's temporarily out of stock. It's WAY better then being one of those things that says "not in stores" but is in stores (roll eyes). I imagine there will certainly be more for back to school time.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 07, 2019, 03:51:00 AM
Why do they never stock enough of things online!? DX That backpack sold out in a couple of days on Target’s site. :/ So frustrating.

I mean, with the hype of the show, it isn't really surprising it's temporarily out of stock. It's WAY better then being one of those things that says "not in stores" but is in stores (roll eyes). I imagine there will certainly be more for back to school time.

I really hope so. ;_;

I just wonder why they don’t anticipate these sellouts... Stranger Things isn’t exactly some new, untested property. Why not just stock more to begin with? DX
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on July 07, 2019, 06:53:16 PM
Why do they never stock enough of things online!? DX That backpack sold out in a couple of days on Target’s site. :/ So frustrating.


I mean, with the hype of the show, it isn't really surprising it's temporarily out of stock. It's WAY better then being one of those things that says "not in stores" but is in stores (roll eyes). I imagine there will certainly be more for back to school time.

I really hope so. ;_;

I just wonder why they don’t anticipate these sellouts... Stranger Things isn’t exactly some new, untested property. Why not just stock more to begin with? DX

I wonder the same thing.  Stranger Things is a big deal and each Target only gets 6 Applejacks??
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 08, 2019, 04:16:21 PM
Why do they never stock enough of things online!? DX That backpack sold out in a couple of days on Target’s site. :/ So frustrating.


I mean, with the hype of the show, it isn't really surprising it's temporarily out of stock. It's WAY better then being one of those things that says "not in stores" but is in stores (roll eyes). I imagine there will certainly be more for back to school time.

I really hope so. ;_;

I just wonder why they don’t anticipate these sellouts... Stranger Things isn’t exactly some new, untested property. Why not just stock more to begin with? DX

I wonder the same thing.  Stranger Things is a big deal and each Target only gets 6 Applejacks??

My guess is that the buyer for Target figured they would sell at about the same rate as say the Funko toys-   totally underestimating the fact that pony collectors as well as Stranger Things or general Pop Culture collectors would be attracted to them...
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: gemini_pony on July 09, 2019, 02:07:33 AM
So apparently a target here in long beach has like 12. So I had someone pick one up for me.  Lol won $15 on a $1 scratcher so she was free. I think they had them in back and barely stocked them.

Post Merge: July 09, 2019, 02:13:33 AM

Also has anyone unboxed theirs? Is it my imagination or is her hair not black but super dark purple?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Sunset on July 09, 2019, 02:19:24 AM
So apparently a target here in long beach has like 12. So I had someone pick one up for me.  Lol won $15 on a $1 scratcher so she was free. I think they had them in back and barely stocked them.

Post Merge: July 09, 2019, 02:13:33 AM

Also has anyone unboxed theirs? Is it my imagination or is her hair not black but super dark purple?

It’s not your imagination.  Her hair is really dark purple.  See picture in my signature.  Also it’s a link to my unboxing video.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 09, 2019, 09:29:36 AM
So apparently a target here in long beach has like 12. So I had someone pick one up for me.  Lol won $15 on a $1 scratcher so she was free. I think they had them in back and barely stocked them.

Post Merge: July 09, 2019, 02:13:33 AM

Also has anyone unboxed theirs? Is it my imagination or is her hair not black but super dark purple?

Congrats on getting one :) glad they weren't all scalped.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 09, 2019, 03:25:37 PM
Whoo congrats gemini!
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 09, 2019, 04:22:12 PM
She's officially on the webpage now!!!!

https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-applejack-stranger-things-pony/-/A-76198166
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 09, 2019, 05:03:17 PM
She's officially on the webpage now!!!!

https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-applejack-stranger-things-pony/-/A-76198166

Oooh only three left act fast!  If some international person needs help with one, let me know (consider though that first class shipping is $24)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 09, 2019, 05:25:52 PM
My sister is going to take me over to our Target today :) It says they still have her in stock so I hope I can get one. Our Target was remodeled and they sent coupons in the mail so I might pick up some other pony stuff while I'm there.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 09, 2019, 05:49:30 PM
She's officially on the webpage now!!!!

https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-applejack-stranger-things-pony/-/A-76198166

Oooh only three left act fast!  If some international person needs help with one, let me know (consider though that first class shipping is $24)

At your store or from online??
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Galactica on July 09, 2019, 07:50:00 PM
She's officially on the webpage now!!!!

https://www.target.com/p/my-little-pony-applejack-stranger-things-pony/-/A-76198166

Oooh only three left act fast!  If some international person needs help with one, let me know (consider though that first class shipping is $24)

At your store or from online??

I could potentially order a pony online for someone, have it shipped to my local target, then go get it when it comes in, and ship it out on your dime.

I suppose it would be best if someone in a low or no tax state ordered though-  sales tax in my city is 10.1% which is rather high.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 09, 2019, 09:52:03 PM
I looked by the Funko figures in the electronic section and didn't see any. I was so bummed because I rarely get to go anywhere besides Wal-Mart for stuff. I decided to check out the toys and in the boys section (???) they had a full Stranger Things Starcourt Mall display. There were two Upplejacks left and I got both :) I figure I might be able to trade one in the future. I also picked up my first brushable G4 Applejack - the line is ending so might as well :lol:

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taxel on July 11, 2019, 06:20:02 AM
There was one Applejack left at my local store so I ordered it for pickup tomorrow! I'm so excited. Hopefully I can find the backpack soon. Does anyone know if its like a mini backpack or a fullsize backpack? I haven't seen any photos of it with anything that shows scale.

I also picked up my first brushable G4 Applejack - the line is ending so might as well :lol:

Wait, it is? G5/4.5/whatever we're calling it is ending? :O
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 11, 2019, 09:22:25 AM
It's the last season of FiM so I'm assuming the current versions of toys are as well.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 09:55:30 AM
There was one Applejack left at my local store so I ordered it for pickup tomorrow! I'm so excited. Hopefully I can find the backpack soon. Does anyone know if its like a mini backpack or a fullsize backpack? I haven't seen any photos of it with anything that shows scale.

16inch is standard school size, so full size.

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Nemesis on July 11, 2019, 11:54:52 AM
There was one Applejack left at my local store so I ordered it for pickup tomorrow! I'm so excited. Hopefully I can find the backpack soon. Does anyone know if its like a mini backpack or a fullsize backpack? I haven't seen any photos of it with anything that shows scale.

16inch is standard school size, so full size.

Yep. I know I saw an image of a grown woman wearing it, and it didn’t look odd or tiny at all.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 11, 2019, 01:34:34 PM
There was one Applejack left at my local store so I ordered it for pickup tomorrow! I'm so excited. Hopefully I can find the backpack soon. Does anyone know if its like a mini backpack or a fullsize backpack? I haven't seen any photos of it with anything that shows scale.

I also picked up my first brushable G4 Applejack - the line is ending so might as well :lol:

Wait, it is? G5/4.5/whatever we're calling it is ending? :O

Yeah, the show is ending this season and a toy line rarely outlasts its show.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taxel on July 11, 2019, 05:24:04 PM
Thanks so much guys! I don't think I heard about FiM ending yet, so I guess I should grab a couple ponies while I still can. Some of the new molds are cute.

And that's perfect on the backpack! I use a mini backpack as a purse but I need a regular size one for a trip we're taking soon. Fingers crossed I can get my hands on it so I don't have to settle for buying some random backpack, haha.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on July 13, 2019, 04:52:45 PM
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Here's what the Stranger Things Applejacks look like at my store. There are also 2 more not in the picture. I find it funny that the one in the back is right side up :lol:

They also had 3 of the backpacks.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Water Lily on July 13, 2019, 05:00:01 PM
https://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/2019/07/new-my-little-pony-retro-show-exclusive.html
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2019, 05:04:07 PM
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Here's what the Stranger Things Applejacks look like at my store. There are also 2 more not in the picture. I find it funny that the one in the back is right side up :lol:

They also had 3 of the backpacks.

Ponyfan

The one at the back didn't get the memo.
Well, AJ is clumsy. One of them had to mess it up xD.

My sister has taken to calling her Applejack Turnover. :/
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Harmonie on July 13, 2019, 06:41:27 PM
I saw a ton of these when I went to Target today, but I haven't ever watched Stranger Things (nor do I really even know what it even is lol), so I passed over them.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: achab1984 on July 13, 2019, 07:55:01 PM
https://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/2019/07/new-my-little-pony-retro-show-exclusive.html

Your link is not working! :(

I went a head and bought one on line. I don't have a Target close to me and had no luck when we went last time! :(
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Water Lily on July 13, 2019, 08:16:23 PM
Whoops! I saw theres already a post on the retro rainbow 6 pack or whatever. I haven't been to target to look at local stock. What is the backpack??
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Majesty on July 14, 2019, 01:20:28 PM
So what ponies are supposed to be on the backpack, I don't recognize them? Also does it bother anyone else that they made Dream Castle white?
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Ponyfan on July 14, 2019, 01:46:21 PM
So what ponies are supposed to be on the backpack, I don't recognize them? Also does it bother anyone else that they made Dream Castle white?


I think it's the eyelash princess ponies. 

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Princess_Royal_Purple


Ponyfan
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Majesty on July 14, 2019, 01:51:40 PM
So what ponies are supposed to be on the backpack, I don't recognize them? Also does it bother anyone else that they made Dream Castle white?


I think it's the eyelash princess ponies. 

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Princess_Royal_Purple


Ponyfan

Yep, that makes sense. I sort of thought it might be them, but all I remember are the eyelashes, but not what they look like, such as body color or symbols. Thanks my friend for the help.  :)

Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Einhornbaby on July 14, 2019, 02:44:26 PM
What backpack is everyone talking about, can you show me please? :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: banditpony on July 14, 2019, 03:07:35 PM
What backpack is everyone talking about, can you show me please? :)

https://www.target.com/p/stranger-things-16-34-kids-39-my-little-pony-backpack-purple-green/-/A-54359545

Which is a copy of this bag (thanks to a previous poster for this link)

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Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: BethyVic on July 15, 2019, 03:15:09 AM
https://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/2019/07/new-my-little-pony-retro-show-exclusive.html

Your link is not working! :(

I went a head and bought one on line. I don't have a Target close to me and had no luck when we went last time! :(

Now that Target has them online, I feel pretty stupid for buying three on eBay 😕
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Loona on July 16, 2019, 08:30:10 PM
A semi-off-topic question: is regular AJ still available in shops? I saw a picture somewhere on the internet where the two boxes were shown next to one another, and they looked totally cool together, so I started considering getting a regular AJ too  :lookround:
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: SaraMari on July 16, 2019, 08:37:20 PM
ST Applejack is 6.99 on sale today at Target.Com
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Pumpkin_Tart on July 16, 2019, 08:37:38 PM
Yes, as far as I know, The orange AJ is still in some US Targets. I think my Target has one or two left?? Anyway, that’s my reasoning. 😁
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taxel on August 05, 2019, 07:24:14 PM
The backpack is back in stock online! I just ordered it to be shipped to my local store. Hopefully it doesn't get delayed so I can use it on my boyfriend and I's trip later this month.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on August 05, 2019, 08:57:53 PM
A semi-off-topic question: is regular AJ still available in shops? I saw a picture somewhere on the internet where the two boxes were shown next to one another, and they looked totally cool together, so I started considering getting a regular AJ too  :lookround:

I think the swedish Cool Stuff site was still selling AJ. Possibly in Euros. Certainly within Europe.
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Loona on August 06, 2019, 08:10:45 PM
A semi-off-topic question: is regular AJ still available in shops? I saw a picture somewhere on the internet where the two boxes were shown next to one another, and they looked totally cool together, so I started considering getting a regular AJ too  :lookround:

I think the swedish Cool Stuff site was still selling AJ. Possibly in Euros. Certainly within Europe.
Thanks so much for the tip Taffeta! This does help a lot - the shipping prices are so much cheaper than if I order from the US, that they easily balance out the higher selling price. And what's also important: from here there's no risk of customs catching the package (sadly our local post has recently gotten into the habit of taking literally all US packages in for customs, regardless of the value written on it...)

Now only to get ST AJ :)
Title: Re: retro ponies/stranger things crossover????
Post by: Taffeta on August 06, 2019, 09:43:21 PM
A semi-off-topic question: is regular AJ still available in shops? I saw a picture somewhere on the internet where the two boxes were shown next to one another, and they looked totally cool together, so I started considering getting a regular AJ too  :lookround:

I think the swedish Cool Stuff site was still selling AJ. Possibly in Euros. Certainly within Europe.
Thanks so much for the tip Taffeta! This does help a lot - the shipping prices are so much cheaper than if I order from the US, that they easily balance out the higher selling price. And what's also important: from here there's no risk of customs catching the package (sadly our local post has recently gotten into the habit of taking literally all US packages in for customs, regardless of the value written on it...)


Yeah. UK customs is like that too with US packages. My Japanese ones get through fine. I am dreading the inevitable clout of the EU ones being added to that mill come autumn. Because yeah, it's happening.

Glad the tip helped :D I bought a couple from them and my sister bought Bow Tie and they were quite easy to deal with.