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Title: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 21, 2019, 03:44:08 PM
This is just mere speculation and none of us knows anything, until we know for sure. But what would you think if the CC Pearly Twilight mould, which seems to be a mash-up of G3 and modern G1 art, ends up being the style for the next generation?

Do you think it could be?

Please select one vote for how it would make you feel and don't forget to mention if you think it could or could not be?


I for one would be thrilled. Although the mould isn't perfect, the head is a bit strange, the tail is too thin and the chest and neck don't look right, but if this is the new future of pony, take my money! Its a vast improvement on pony anatomy and it is otherwise very cute. I'd like to see their take on other species with it.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 21, 2019, 04:23:19 PM
I wouldn't mind at all! Only thing I'd really want them to change if they went with it would be to mold a spot for the eyes at least a little bit. The lack of molding for the eyes looks alright on G4.5 ponies but doesn't look the greatest with this Twilight.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 21, 2019, 04:45:57 PM
She looks very bobblehead-y, so I'd be alright but it would take me a bit to adjust.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on June 21, 2019, 04:46:48 PM
I’d like it. It’s not my favourite model, but it looks more like a horse. If this is the new g5 style, I’d want for it to have moulded eye spots and more hair. It might just be the photo, but this twilight looks a bit thin. And if the head could be slightly smaller or body slightly larger, to balance this bobble head effect.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Nemesis on June 21, 2019, 04:52:13 PM
I would be happy. :) Although I’d hope that they would add molding for the eye, and move it further up on the face.

I doubt that this pony is any indicator of G5, though. :( Hasbro is clearly presenting SDCC Twilight as “the past”. I just hope that G5 is horsier-looking, whatever art style they go with.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 21, 2019, 04:54:14 PM
Thumbs up from me!

I have a feeling she isn't a G5 mold, though.  But will be super happy if this is the direction G5 takes, or if G5 at least looks kinda close.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 05:00:47 PM
I don't mind. I quite like G3 :) They still have to tweak out the awkward things LAW mentioned, but going back towards the style of G1 and G3 is a step forward for me based on what G4 currently looks like.

I also don't think they will do that, though, since they seem to think that G3-1 Twi is the past. Which she is, but absolutely not in the way they mean it...
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: CloudyGlow on June 21, 2019, 05:46:44 PM
I wouldn't like that. That pony looks too much like a G3. I like G3 ponies and everything, but I'd rather not return to it. I want something new.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Carrehz on June 21, 2019, 07:12:07 PM
I highly doubt G5'll look anything like that, especially if those concepts that leaked a while ago are legit. Just don't see Hasbro going in that direction, unfortunately.

But hypothetically... -shrug- If they worked out the kinks the current mold have, sure, I could get on board with it. Don't really have any strong feelings on it either way, I guess.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Nemesis on June 21, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
I highly doubt G5'll look anything like that, especially if those concepts that leaked a while ago are legit.

How sure/unsure are we of that concept art being legit?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on June 21, 2019, 07:29:19 PM
I highly doubt G5'll look anything like that, especially if those concepts that leaked a while ago are legit.

How sure/unsure are we of that concept art being legit?

Almost certain. It was a big leak of DHX staff emails. This was December 2017, so before season 8 of FiM aired. Unfinished versions of a few season 8 episodes were leaked along with the G5 concept artworks. There were two waves of these leaks. Stuff concerning 2018's Best Gift Ever line was leaked in this same batch of emails as well.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Carrehz on June 21, 2019, 07:46:32 PM
yeah, I'm reasonably certain that at least some of it's legit - I'm just a sceptical person in general ;) Don't like to put too much stock in something unless we're totally certain of it, you know?

Granted even if the concepts are legit there's no saying G5 will definitely look like them, anyway! But I still don't see Hasbro veering off in this direction, is what I meant.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Noasar on June 21, 2019, 07:52:38 PM
I think they can do better. It looks very cheap, if it wasn’t in a SDCC box I’d say it was a fakie.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Nemesis on June 21, 2019, 07:56:02 PM
yeah, I'm reasonably certain that at least some of it's legit - I'm just a sceptical person in general ;) Don't like to put too much stock in something unless we're totally certain of it, you know?

Granted even if the concepts are legit there's no saying G5 will definitely look like them, anyway! But I still don't see Hasbro veering off in this direction, is what I meant.

Yeah, I tend to be the same way. :)

And yes, a lot can change between early concept art and finished product... That said, I like most of the concept art (especially the feathered hooves!) better than what we have now, so... I’m hopeful. XD
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Al-1701 on June 21, 2019, 08:05:52 PM
I can dig that style as the new look.  It actually looks equine which would be a massive improvement over what we have now right off the bat.  It's cute which is what really counts with this brand.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Ragamuffin on June 21, 2019, 08:59:46 PM
I wouldn't mind it if they fixed the eye placement and sculpted it, as well as fixing the neck so it looks more like a horse's.

I'd prefer something totally different though, as long as it looks horselike and not a chihuahua or a ball with eyes. :lookround: A lot of the concepts for G5 look too much like G4 as well (they look like Celestia...), which isn't too my liking either...

Also I was thinking, maybe a flat face might be okay, if only the eye itself was more detailed, like if a gradient or a shadow was added or something. Right now it's too flat, it looks like a sticker or something. You can get away with having simpler eyes on something that's sculpted, but when it's all flat, it looks... not good.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Zapper on June 21, 2019, 09:20:01 PM
After Ragamuffin edited it I no longer want it, I want Raga's design :lol:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 21, 2019, 09:35:10 PM
Let's face it, I think that no matter what we each think about G5's onward design, we mostly all want a reboot of the character personnel more :/

Unless there are a whole swathe of closet mane 6 fans hiding out here that I don't know about ;D

I think part of the Twilight's appeal is that she is, actually, a different character produced by Hasbro (albeit a very old one) from the usual M6. And that in itself is a miracle.

Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Galactica on June 21, 2019, 10:49:26 PM
I think she's cute- I would like them to add an eye to the face mold- but other than that, the look is okay with me! :D  (but I think maybe optimistic)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: skig on June 21, 2019, 11:17:06 PM
I'd buy them because I love this G3/G1 mashup, but I'd rather see something new. And I mean new - new cast of characters, new style.  I really don't want to see the current cast rebooted into a new series. I'd much prefer that Hasbro bring FIM to a close and leave it.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 21, 2019, 11:17:25 PM
I think she's cute- I would like them to add an eye to the face mold- but other than that, the look is okay with me! :D  (but I think maybe optimistic)

And we shall call her Eyelight!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Stellaluna on June 22, 2019, 12:35:21 AM
I think she looks fine. A return to more horse-like anatomy is always welcome! It's just the eyes that I would rework, because as is they look incredibly cheap and rushed. If you handed her to me before I knew they had made her, I definately would've thought she was a fakie.

But yeah, I'd be fine with this being G5! Just do something new Hasbro, please!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: BlushingBlue on June 22, 2019, 12:36:42 AM
I don't think it'll happen, but if it did then I would be fine with it. Although (like everyone else) I would want to see a proper sculpt for the eyes. It looks sort of cheap IMO to have a flat-printed eye. I could forgive the tiny size, and heaven knows I've accepted wonky anatomy before from G1/G3.

I guess it's easier for me to be laid-back about it, since I'm sure G5 will only have like a dozen characters, so I wouldn't need to commit to collecting many of them. :P
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Goanna on June 22, 2019, 01:31:35 AM
I doubt this will be G5's style but if it were, I'd be happy about it :)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: StarSwirl05 on June 22, 2019, 01:51:53 AM
I'd be all for a G3-esque return for G5. I did love the bit in that EqG short that was a direct nod to G3.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 22, 2019, 01:58:07 AM
After Ragamuffin edited it I no longer want it, I want Raga's design :lol:

Okay. Its time to get our ninja on. One of us has to distract security while we slip Ragamuffin into the toy factory.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Zapper on June 22, 2019, 08:56:44 AM
I'd be all for a G3-esque return for G5. I did love the bit in that EqG short that was a direct nod to G3.

Which short was that?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: gemini_pony on June 22, 2019, 09:14:46 AM
Nah I like it but I hope they don't go with an older look. I like new stuff and don't wear nostalgia googles.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: StarSwirl05 on June 22, 2019, 11:16:23 AM
I'd be all for a G3-esque return for G5. I did love the bit in that EqG short that was a direct nod to G3.

Which short was that?
Festival Filters :)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Glitter Yolk on June 22, 2019, 12:09:10 PM
The eye placement needs to be fixed and I think they should have a raised mold for the eyes so they don't look so flat, but other than that I'd give it a chance.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Mermaid on June 23, 2019, 08:47:41 AM
Bring back G2!!!
I like her okay, I’d rather see something drastically different though, and like others say, more horse like!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Minty_Magic on June 23, 2019, 09:11:41 AM
I’d be open to it! :) I think her mold is definitely a step in the right direction. I’m okay with the next generation being small like G4 was, but I want them to have some horselike features again! Please no more little button noses!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 23, 2019, 10:52:20 AM
I feel like there should of been a "yes, but........" Answer in the poll.

I like it as is, especially the size. So I would be cool with it. I don't think g5 will look like that though.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: maycrestmom on June 23, 2019, 11:34:13 AM
great topic IMO

I really got "back into" MLP when my my first daughter was born and really bit by the bug from 2010 forward... so G3 back to G1 is really showcased in this little pearly version of twilight (although I agree that twilight twinkle would be a better rep for twilight sparkle - call 'em at least cousins - but I digress...)  and close to my heart for my personal timeline coming here to the arena

that said

I agree about the quality issues and that stamp eye is buggin' me, but the waaaaay toooo cartoon-y FiM deer-mice style ending to go back to at least looking a bit more actual pony-horsey style (and please no more anthro-competition with Monster High IMO)  would be a wonderful excuse for me to keep on growin' the shelf-herd
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 23, 2019, 01:10:17 PM
yeah, I'm reasonably certain that at least some of it's legit - I'm just a sceptical person in general ;) Don't like to put too much stock in something unless we're totally certain of it, you know?

Granted even if the concepts are legit there's no saying G5 will definitely look like them, anyway! But I still don't see Hasbro veering off in this direction, is what I meant.

Yeah, I tend to be the same way. :)

And yes, a lot can change between early concept art and finished product... That said, I like most of the concept art (especially the feathered hooves!) better than what we have now, so... I’m hopeful. XD

On this note (just reading back and noticing this side discussion)...

I wonder if at any point the success/whatever of the BF ponies will feed into how G5 - if such a thing happen - may evolve. We've only seen at best leaked information around an animated thing for this "G5" (which I'm sorry, is not G5 if it recycles the same old cast, it's 4.5, but I digress). We haven't seen toys...

But it's interesting that this time Hasbro seems vaguely interested in injecting a G1 thing into the SDCC. If it was just coincidental anniversary related then last year - that they made out to be the 35th - would've made the most sense, but this year...?

Unless of course they're realising that the G1 stuff is gaining traction and want in on it more than they seem to have done before...

In which case, G1 could have a bigger influence on what comes next than it was originally going to. At least in terms of toys.

But yeah, so long as the M6 are involved it's not G5.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: kingluke on June 23, 2019, 05:29:55 PM
I just had to vote lukewarm.... ;)

Good thing thats my opinion too.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: SpacePinto on June 24, 2019, 04:23:31 PM
Well, it would certainly be an improvement.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Wardah on June 24, 2019, 06:39:33 PM
yeah, I'm reasonably certain that at least some of it's legit - I'm just a sceptical person in general ;) Don't like to put too much stock in something unless we're totally certain of it, you know?

Granted even if the concepts are legit there's no saying G5 will definitely look like them, anyway! But I still don't see Hasbro veering off in this direction, is what I meant.

Yeah, I tend to be the same way. :)

And yes, a lot can change between early concept art and finished product... That said, I like most of the concept art (especially the feathered hooves!) better than what we have now, so... I’m hopeful. XD

On this note (just reading back and noticing this side discussion)...

I wonder if at any point the success/whatever of the BF ponies will feed into how G5 - if such a thing happen - may evolve. We've only seen at best leaked information around an animated thing for this "G5" (which I'm sorry, is not G5 if it recycles the same old cast, it's 4.5, but I digress). We haven't seen toys...

But yeah, so long as the M6 are involved it's not G5.

Transformers is constantly reusing characters between generations and some of the G4 characters are from G3. To me it matters more if the story is new.

Then again I think the .5 generations should have just been whole new generations like the LPS community has done every time there's a slight change. (Tho I'm not crazy with how they ignore the vintage ones and start G1 with the 2006 releases).
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 24, 2019, 06:42:26 PM
Transformers is constantly reusing characters between generations and some of the G4 characters are from G3. To me it matters more if the story is new.

This is how I feel about it too.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Carrehz on June 24, 2019, 07:35:10 PM
I thought the original/vintage LPS WERE considered G1? :o I've always seen people calling the 2005 line "G2".
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 24, 2019, 09:18:44 PM
That's true, but until fairly recently, MLP was unique from Transformers in that regard.  You'll have your archetypes, but it was never the same toy or character.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2019, 03:49:07 PM
yeah, I'm reasonably certain that at least some of it's legit - I'm just a sceptical person in general ;) Don't like to put too much stock in something unless we're totally certain of it, you know?

Granted even if the concepts are legit there's no saying G5 will definitely look like them, anyway! But I still don't see Hasbro veering off in this direction, is what I meant.

Yeah, I tend to be the same way. :)

And yes, a lot can change between early concept art and finished product... That said, I like most of the concept art (especially the feathered hooves!) better than what we have now, so... I’m hopeful. XD

On this note (just reading back and noticing this side discussion)...

I wonder if at any point the success/whatever of the BF ponies will feed into how G5 - if such a thing happen - may evolve. We've only seen at best leaked information around an animated thing for this "G5" (which I'm sorry, is not G5 if it recycles the same old cast, it's 4.5, but I digress). We haven't seen toys...

But yeah, so long as the M6 are involved it's not G5.

Transformers is constantly reusing characters between generations and some of the G4 characters are from G3. To me it matters more if the story is new.

This is how I feel about it too.

In that case, MLP Tales are G2, since technically the tales ponies and series are more different from the rest of the G1 narrative(s) than arguably the concepts for "G5" are from G4.

Except of course, they're not G2. That's because its not really about what Transformers or other franchises do, even though we adopted the terms I think from that community when we started calling them G whatever.

G1 is exceptionally broad for MLP given that there's so much variety in it and 2 distinct storylines as well as a plethora of other stuff. And in hindsight if we'd been thinking of G-terms earlier, we might have categorised it differently - so we might have called SHS 1.5 or whatever. But we didn't do this. And we didn't because we didn't think about the G terms until G3.

Before that it was old pony -  new pony. And that was what is now G1 and G2.

So the way generations got defined in MLP kind of boils down to - different cast, different setting, different toy mould type/style/design. And a completely separate continuity that doesn't overlap with previous.

In the UK at least all the different types of G1 ponies intersect (either all the species of pony in the same comic setting, or same mould type of pony across the two storylines of tales and other stuff). In the US I guess that's considered the 'Dream Valley' generation, but also more generally the 'Ponyland' one.

G2 is Friendship Gardens.

G3 is Ponyville. 3.5 is Ponyville but rebooted in style.

G4 is Equestria.

The thing that defines them as separate generations is the lack of overlap between them. Even if characters or character names overlap, they are mostly significantly different. Pinkie Pie is maybe an exception but she's also an abomination so I'd like to ignore her if at all possible ;) Rarity, Fluttershy are names from G3 but not ponies from G3. Applejack is like G1 AJ, it's true - but she's a one off in the new setting. Dash is now a pegasus and completely different in personality from the G3 one, so she just about scrapes through as 'new'. The core 7 and the mane 6 are not the same, anyway.

So "G5" needs to have a new setting, a new majority cast and a new toy style to fit the rules of previous generations.

If it's rebooting the M6 entirely, even if it's a new storyline, it's not G5. It's 4.5.

But since people are still torn as to whether the reboot pose G4 are 4.5 or not, they'll probably still end being called G5. It's just not technically the case based on how G1, G2 and G3 are classified.

Of course the big question mark would be if they decided, for G5, to resurrect a bunch of G1 characters in new moulds and write about them instead. How we'd classify that I really don't know. xD. Not that I think it will happen, but with Hasbro, you never know.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 26, 2019, 07:40:40 PM
G5 might have the same cast, or similar, but it'll be a new story AND new toys.

That wasn't the case with tales.

Although g3.5, that was the case. (and as you know ppl wanted to call that g4).

In the end the gen definition tends to be decided by the community, and doesn't have to follow the same rules each time.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Lilja on June 26, 2019, 09:21:24 PM
Although g3.5, that was the case. (and as you know ppl wanted to call that g4).

And even then there wasn't a clean break between G3 and G3.5, the change kind of came gradually. Ponyville, Core 7, Newborn Cuties. It all led up to the change in style for the main toys, which was radical enough that we needed a new designation for it, but not radical enough to say it was a new generation. Then again, some did call it G4 and if it had lasted longer maybe that designation would've stuck.

As long as the next series takes place in different world with a new style for the characters and the toys, I think it's fine to call it G5. I can overlook it if the new main cast share names and basic traits with the previous main cast, as long as it's clear they're not the same characters.

In the end people will choose the terms they feel are most convenient for what they want to talk about, and that's fine. MLP has evolved over the years, so how we talk about it now will be different from how we talked about it back then. Going forward we might get "generations" that only last 2-3 years or less, so in that case we might have to abandon this system and designate each new series by the year of release or if they have a subtitle similar to "Tales" or "Friendship Is Magic".
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2019, 10:18:01 PM

Although g3.5, that was the case. (and as you know ppl wanted to call that g4).

But they didn't, because it wasn't :) Which kind of sums up my point.

I personally don't see Tales as a separate generation, but the toy argument doesn't fly because it was a change in toys. The US (the core home of MLP) didn't have any toys. Thus, change - MLP entirely through animation. Even though there were toys, for most US kids in the 1990s watching MLP tales, it was just a tv show.

It's interesting that you mention the discussion over 3.5, we've still to resolve the reboot G4s and whether they are 4.5 or not. I believe there's still strong opinion about that.

There was also an argument in 2011 when G4 happened that it wasn't a new generation because it overlapped in stores with the previous generation and was therefore part of the same production line. This argument used the variety of poses etc in G1 to suggest G4 was just a continuation of what came before.

In the long run, though, the community decided what G4 was on the same lines as what it decided G3 was (and by association, G1 and G2), after seeing what it comprised and what seemed logical.

So the idea the community changes the rules as it wishes is correct, because it has to respond to the franchise and how IT changes. But the assumption that the ultimate decision will be different because right now it's different - it's way too soon to say and I prefer much more evidence before that call is made.

Right now it seems rushed to call it anything when we don't know what 'it' is. It's also presumptious to assume there will be a 'G5' or indeed any other generations beyond this one.

Now this is just my personal perspective, but I firmly believe the m6 will kill My Little Pony if they're allowed to continue beyond G4. If they don't, then it will be like the tales ponies, the central repeated cast at the core of G2, the core 7...but I worry that it won't be and that by calling it G5, we're basically condoning the death of the whole franchise by interminable rereleases of Pinkie Pie for the rest of time.

To be blunt, if that's going to happen, I'm happy for MLP to end for good with G4.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: brightberry on June 26, 2019, 10:28:36 PM
If there is a G5, I won't be able to get into it if the toys are bland and repeat themselves.  I think the Twilight sample is cute, but not nearly detailed enough.  I do like that she is more horse-like.  That's a good start.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 26, 2019, 10:29:06 PM

Although g3.5, that was the case. (and as you know ppl wanted to call that g4).

But they didn't, because it wasn't :) Which kind of sums up my point.


People did though.

(And on that note I don't personally believe in half gens. But I'll call them that because that's what the community categorizes them as).

The point is that there's no rules. It tends to be a general consensus and not all people agree.

Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Carrehz on June 26, 2019, 10:34:32 PM
IIRC the "G3.5" term only really became widely agreed upon when G4 rolled in. Before then some called it G3.5, some called it G4, etc.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 26, 2019, 10:52:11 PM

Although g3.5, that was the case. (and as you know ppl wanted to call that g4).

But they didn't, because it wasn't :) Which kind of sums up my point.


People did though.

(And on that note I don't personally believe in half gens. But I'll call them that because that's what the community categorizes them as).

The point is that there's no rules. It tends to be a general consensus and not all people agree.



Yep, and that's fine, but nothing in that contradicts anything I said in my post about the fact we don't have a G5 yet, we don't know what it will/may be, and we can't really judge what to call it until we know at the very least it exists.

I don't know how I feel about .5, honestly. It goes back to what I said about how we might have looked at G1 if G1 had happened third and not first. I'm a G1 person and I've been here almost since G1 ended, and we've all gone through lots of different ways of looking at ponies and how we classify them as Hasbro keeps adding more to the pile. "G1" is actually very simple and inclusive as a term, which I like a lot...because I get fed up (as a G1 person) with all the other sub-divisions people shove in there based on region (usually incorrectly), like UK or Europe or whatever the flavour of the day is. G1 ponies are absolutely the least simple generation in terms of what it contains, where, and how, and especially outside of the US - so inventing an overall classification term by which we can all agree to talk about ALL of them was actually very refreshing.

None of the speculation about .5 or the changes in how we've dealt with later less complicated franchises alters the fact that ultimately we still categorised all the existing generations on roughly consistent 'rules'. And nothing yet tells us that we're going to do that differently if G5 happens, by the time it has been running long enough to really judge it. Of course, rules are there for us as a community to change and they're not set in stone. But I feel like people are trying to set it in stone when we don't even know what we're discussing yet.

In my view it's not even at a point of general consensus when it doesn't yet exist for us to have opinions on. If we're going to have a general consensus on what to call it, let's have something to discuss first rather than speculation and rumour.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 27, 2019, 12:29:21 AM
Yep, and that's fine, but nothing in that contradicts anything I said in my post about the fact we don't have a G5 yet, we don't know what it will/may be, and we can't really judge what to call it until we know at the very least it exists.

^_^; A discussion doesn't mean we have to contradict each other.

The topic of the thread is purely hypothetical to begin with. "How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2019, 08:43:26 AM
Yep, and that's fine, but nothing in that contradicts anything I said in my post about the fact we don't have a G5 yet, we don't know what it will/may be, and we can't really judge what to call it until we know at the very least it exists.

^_^; A discussion doesn't mean we have to contradict each other.

The topic of the thread is purely hypothetical to begin with. "How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?


True, but I feel like you're responding more for the sake of disagreeing with me than because there's actually a discussion going on. And that's not really on topic.

Don't get me wrong, I respect your opinion, and accept that it's different to mine, but it's hard to discuss something this way.  Not least because there isn't a G5 yet.

Let's move on.

Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 27, 2019, 09:50:22 AM
Yep, and that's fine, but nothing in that contradicts anything I said in my post about the fact we don't have a G5 yet, we don't know what it will/may be, and we can't really judge what to call it until we know at the very least it exists.

^_^; A discussion doesn't mean we have to contradict each other.

The topic of the thread is purely hypothetical to begin with. "How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?


I feel like you're responding more for the sake of disagreeing with me than because there's actually a discussion going on.

Sorry you feel that way? I feel like if you quote my comments, it's something directed to me. Don't quote me next time if you don't want me to notice.

I don't have an issue talking about hypotheticals. It's just a fun topic.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2019, 09:53:46 AM
You actually quoted mine first, but it's not important.

Let's get the thread back on topic :)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on June 27, 2019, 10:01:05 AM
I quoted Wardah... because I agreed with her.

Sorry I don't have the ability to cut out long qoutes when I'm on my phone. I edited out the string to make it clear.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on June 27, 2019, 10:11:57 AM
I quoted Wardah... because I agreed with her.

Sorry I don't have the ability to cut out long qoutes when I'm on my phone. I edited out the string to make it clear.

Ah, okay. That helps make it clearer, because obviously Wardah was responding to other stuff before that.

Besides, it's fine. Let's return to the subject of what to call G5 when we know what it is (I'm game for that discussion!) and go back to talking about what it might look like, which is kind of the topic at hand.

I still wonder what would happen if Hasbro decided (based on the retro success) to shove a bunch of revised G1 characters into their new reboot and how people would respond. I know that was the original thought around G4 but Hasbro weren't into the idea. But the retros seem successful (here at John Lewis I've been told more than once by different staff members when I've asked about stock that the rainbows sell out very fast and are super popular) and now Hasbro are FINALLY acknowledging G1 directly in this Twilight thing...

I wonder what people would feel about that? Not so much the style of the mould but the actual idea of Twilight reverting to being Twilight in a new pony iteration?

Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Lilja on June 27, 2019, 01:10:11 PM
I still wonder what would happen if Hasbro decided (based on the retro success) to shove a bunch of revised G1 characters into their new reboot and how people would respond. I know that was the original thought around G4 but Hasbro weren't into the idea. But the retros seem successful (here at John Lewis I've been told more than once by different staff members when I've asked about stock that the rainbows sell out very fast and are super popular) and now Hasbro are FINALLY acknowledging G1 directly in this Twilight thing...

I wonder what people would feel about that? Not so much the style of the mould but the actual idea of Twilight reverting to being Twilight in a new pony iteration?

That'd be pretty neat! When G4 was starting up it was my hope that we'd see a mix of G1 and G3 homages, with Applejack already being part of the main cast (I also remember the Fluttershy as Posey concept art being used by Hasbro somewhere when G4 was starting to be unveiled, But maybe I'm misremembering). But while there were plenty of G3 characters, there were never any G1 ones. Not even as a blind bag. Strangely they did put a few only in the Playskool line of all things.

With that perspective in mind, this SDCC 2-pack is kind of a milestone. Even though it also seems to  send the message that Hasbro wants to keep "old MLP" (G1) and "new MLP" (G3 and onwards) separated. So we'll see...

Stylewise, I wouldn't like it if G5 tries to mimic G1 too heavily. I feel like G3 already did that and it was kind of boring to me. I'd rather have something new and unique like what G2, G3.5 and G4 did. Using color schemes and names of old characters as an homage I'm super OK with though! :biggrin:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Harmonie on June 27, 2019, 06:20:09 PM
I don't like it quite as much as G3, but I could definitely warm up to it! While I think that G4 MLP's animated style ponies are pretty cute, the toys themselves have never appealed to me, thus I've never had any interest in collecting them. If Hasbro went to a return to form style like this, it would make me happy.

Somehow I doubt that's what is going to happen, though. I fear for the worst.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 27, 2019, 06:43:09 PM
I don't like it quite as much as G3, but I could definitely warm up to it! While I think that G4 MLP's animated style ponies are pretty cute, the toys themselves have never appealed to me, thus I've never had any interest in collecting them. If Hasbro went to a return to form style like this, it would make me happy.

Somehow I doubt that's what is going to happen, though. I fear for the worst.

Don't we all?  :nope:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: nebulavery on June 29, 2019, 08:28:22 PM
To me, this Twilight just looks like a badly done G3 fakie. I want to like her so badly, but especially with being a SDCC exclusive I'd expect her to look better. I mean, the stars in her Cutie Mark aren't even painted (or maybe they're just very close in shade to her body color, which isn't much better)! I do appreciate that she looks more horse-like, though.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: BerylBreeze on July 01, 2019, 08:43:17 AM
I wouldn't like it, because she looks like a watered-down G3. Nothing about the sculpt makes her "pop" next to fakies or actual ponies, she has no stylization.

Still cute though, if a bit small.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Wardah on July 11, 2019, 03:56:31 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 04:07:13 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.


OMGS that is freaking cute! My only gripe is that RD should be an Earth Pony.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 04:20:47 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

Hmmm

I don't wanna be that person but I'm a bit bummed to see m6. 😢

I hope people will make customs out of these cuties.

ETA: I think this deserves its own thread?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 04:27:14 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

Hmmm

I don't wanna be that person but I'm a bit bummed to see m6. 😢

I hope people will make customs out of these cuties.

I'm tired of them too, but they look much better this way. They look like Ponies as they should. I hafta have it, and I NEVER say that about M6 crap. I'd love to get Lyra, Luna, Seaswirl, Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer in these moulds too.

I guess I could give Pinkie Pie and AJ away.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 04:29:07 PM
I honestly looked at it and felt confused.

I would like to see g1 versions of the m6 and g4 versions of theirr g1 antecedents but...

Not sure what that is.

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...

Those are not g1 or g4. I don't really know what they are or how I feel seeing them.  I do like the g1 Twilight Sparkle on the box though.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 04:31:56 PM
I honestly looked at it and felt confused.

I would like to see g1 versions of the m6 and g4 versions of theirr g1 antecedents but...

Not sure what that is.

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...

Those are not g1 or g4. I don't really know what they are or how I feel seeing theI do like the g1 Twilight Sparkle on the box though.

Fakie heads on  G3 bodies with thin tails.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 04:32:19 PM

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...


Confused by your comment. These are Hasbro.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 04:32:59 PM

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...


Confused by your comment. These are Hasbro.

I think she means that Basic Fun is upstaging Hasbro with their products in terms of looks and quality.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 04:34:20 PM

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...


Confused by your comment. These are Hasbro.

I think she means that Basic Fun is upstaging Hasbro with their products in terms of looks and quality.

I'm still confused. I don't know what basic fun has to do with these.

Is she saying these look cheap?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 04:40:10 PM

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...


Confused by your comment. These are Hasbro.

I think she means that Basic Fun is upstaging Hasbro with their products in terms of looks and quality.

I'm still confused. I don't know what basic fun has to do with these.

Is she saying these look cheap?


You'll hafta ask her. ;)

Basic Fun is doing a stellar job on there repros. I'm unsure how nice the plastic will be on these girls, since it can be hard to tell from pictures, but we can all agree that Hasbro tanked hard on the quality of the current gen. The hair looks a bit cheap though.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 04:53:40 PM
Rereading it I think it concerns poses..

$4.16 per pony vs $10.. and the fact they are non static poses, I'm cool with it. If there more then 6 ponies I'm sure there would be even more poses.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 04:58:41 PM
I don't think I said anything confusing or in need of translation but no...I said bf do a better job than hasbro of replicating g1 poses...thus upstaging the mothership.

I didn't say anything about cheap...nor did I say these were bf o.o.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 05:03:49 PM
I don't think I said anything confusing or in need of translation but no...I said bf do a better job than hasbro of replicating g1 poses...thus upstaging the mothership.

I didn't say anything about cheap...nor did I say these were bf o.o.

I guess I was confused by the comparison. Since there had been a discussion of the mold already. I thought there was a discussion this wasn't a direct 1:1 copy.

Maybe I'm easily confused lol.

I don't see anything wrong with the poses. The reading one reminds me of Truly.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 05:19:04 PM
I don't think I said anything confusing or in need of translation but no...I said bf do a better job than hasbro of replicating g1 poses...thus upstaging the mothership.

I didn't say anything about cheap...nor did I say these were bf o.o.

I guess I was confused by the comparison. Since there had been a discussion of the mold already. I thought there was a discussion this wasn't a direct 1:1 copy.

Maybe I'm easily confused lol.

I don't see anything wrong with the poses. The reading one reminds me of Truly.

I'm not really complaining about the poses. But yeah, it goes back to that discussion where I don't think they are G1 poses. And that wouldn't really matter except this is clearly trying to go for some kind of G1 connection.

To expand a little though I guess what I don't understand, especially with your price comparison, is that Hasbro went to the trouble of making these poses from scratch for this project, which must have cost a certain amount to do. So I wonder if they can't use the ones BF are using or don't want to for some reason (bearing in mind there's also the little Firefly and Glory floating around, and I know Firefly was unpopular but Glory was a pretty good miniature).

I am still not sure what these want to be, honestly - but what is interesting to me is that now after so much time, Hasbro are wanting in on the G1 connection thing.

When I wrote to Hasbro UK last year about the retros I got a sniffy reply saying it was nothing to do with them and that I should contact the company directly (Ie Basic Fun). And yet now...this?

I think several people have wanted some kind of G1/G4 crossover a lot earlier than the end of the line. So even though it's a bit off the wall, LAW's suggestion about 'G5' might not be miles away. At the very least this looks like some kind of experiment by Hasbro...

But they're not G1 poses. So I am wondering who this set is aimed at. Us...? The bronies? Kids? Any ideas?

I honestly feel like Hasbro would've had a better response if they had done the six G1 ponies in G4 poses years ago. Of course AJ would basically be selling the same pony, but they're used to that...so..?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 05:19:31 PM
I like the heads on the Pegasus and Earth ponies better. Fluttershy in particular looks very sweet and gentle.

The rearing poses remind me of a cross between the Firefly and Ice Skater posed ponies. I even like Twilight Sparkle and she's made me soooo mad with how often she's been packed in against my will.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 05:26:15 PM
I like the heads on the Pegasus and Earth ponies better. Fluttershy in particular looks very sweet and gentle.

The rearing poses remind me of a cross between the Firefly and Ice Skater posed ponies. I even like Twilight Sparkle and she's made me soooo mad with how often she's been packed in against my will.

It's the wrong leg for Firefly pose...I just sat the retro one next to the screen and they are quite different - though that's not to say that's not what Hasbro was aiming at, even if it's way off base.
The open mouths confuse me a little bit. Not on the pegasus ponies, but on the earths. I guess they all have the same head..?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 05:31:14 PM
To expand a little though I guess what I don't understand, especially with your price comparison, is that Hasbro went to the trouble of making these poses from scratch for this project, which must have cost a certain amount to do. So I wonder if they can't use the ones BF are using or don't want to for some reason (bearing in mind there's also the little Firefly and Glory floating around, and I know Firefly was unpopular but Glory was a pretty good miniature).


I mentioned cost when I was confused.

It was more so to say that these don't have a variety of poses because the cost for a mold is expensive. So 2 molds for 6 ponies at a lower price point wasn't that bad.

But these are 3", so they can't use BF molds.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 05:32:11 PM
I like the heads on the Pegasus and Earth ponies better. Fluttershy in particular looks very sweet and gentle.

The rearing poses remind me of a cross between the Firefly and Ice Skater posed ponies. I even like Twilight Sparkle and she's made me soooo mad with how often she's been packed in against my will.

It's the wrong leg for Firefly pose...I just sat the retro one next to the screen and they are quite different - though that's not to say that's not what Hasbro was aiming at, even if it's way off base.
The open mouths confuse me a little bit. Not on the pegasus ponies, but on the earths. I guess they all have the same head..?

I was thinking the open mouths were more a visual nod to some of the G3 moulds.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 05:39:18 PM
To expand a little though I guess what I don't understand, especially with your price comparison, is that Hasbro went to the trouble of making these poses from scratch for this project, which must have cost a certain amount to do. So I wonder if they can't use the ones BF are using or don't want to for some reason (bearing in mind there's also the little Firefly and Glory floating around, and I know Firefly was unpopular but Glory was a pretty good miniature).


I mentioned cost when I was confused.

It was more so to say that these don't have a variety of poses because the cost for a mold is expensive. So 2 molds for 6 ponies at a lower price point wasn't that bad.

But these are 3", so they can't use BF molds.

No. But they *could* have used the mini Glory or mini Firefly moulds...possibly? I am not actually sure how tall those are, not least because we don't measure in inches so much here now and my Glory is at home, not in London...but that would've worked and the pose already existed? I am assuming that pose is/was also in the hands of a licenced producer, not Hasbro, though, hence them doing this themselves.

But I just...I am not sure I dislike them. I just don't like (reading the Amazon description) them trying to pass this off as anything related to G1. I don't honestly feel these are going to please fans of retro and modern MLP as I don't think they actually are either, just a weird stab in the dark? I may be wrong - and of course people will like them for other reasons - but as G1 interpretations of G4 ponies? Not working for me.

At least they do say 'inspired by'.

 While I don't feel like the m6 would exist in G5, LAW's suggestion that this become G5 actually makes more sense to me seeing the M6 like that. I mean, they're not G1 or G4. So G5?

I still think they look mostly inspired by G3, personally, but I know that's not a universally shared opinion.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 05:46:12 PM
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No. But they *could* have used the mini Glory or mini Firefly moulds...possibly? I am not actually sure how tall those are, not least because we don't measure in inches so much here now and my Glory is at home, not in London...but that would've worked and the pose already existed?

Fairly sure those are smaller then 3in. More like 2.5. who knows if they even kept the mold
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 05:48:36 PM
I am SO glad that they didn't use the mini Fakiefly mould for the Pegasus. My daughter had a Fakie earth pony that looked a lot like that. The pegs are my favorites here and the thin tails can be fixed.

Someone on the TP said the faces look like Dollymix moulds.

The legs are G3 all the way, being slimmer, more angled and having more defined joints.

These are brand new moulds aren't they?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 05:56:57 PM
I am SO glad that they didn't use the mini Fakiefly mould for the Pegasus. My daughter had a Fakie earth pony that looked a lot like that. The pegs are my favorites here and the thin tails can be fixed.

Someone on the TP said the faces look like Dollymix moulds.

The legs are G3 all the way, being slimmer, more angled and having more defined joints.

These are brand new moulds aren't they?

They do look like Dollymix moulds O.O.

But they were also based mostly on G3 I think? Didn't they do the G3 ones first and then the G1 from that? I can't remember now.

I don't have the fakie firefly, but I remember the reaction to it was less than positive...

At the very least, the existence of tiny glory proves that mini versions can be done. The existence of the BF ponies prove that big versions can also be done. Even HQG1C as a private project has managed to make new pose combinations and adjustments from what G1 left behind.

Everyone but Hasbro...

I just find that a bit disappointing really., since they have probably the most capital to sink into this and all the copyright to do a really good job.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taxel on July 11, 2019, 06:05:53 PM
This set is totally bizarre to me. The heads and eyes just don't seem to match the bodies. Something about the Earth ponies in particular is really throwing me off, but I'm not sure exactly what it is. Maybe the mouth?

Its a shame because if the heads looked better, I'd be all over this set. But I just can't get past them. I'd rather spend my pony budget on Basic Fun or HQG1C ponies if I'm buying new.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: otocolobus_manul on July 11, 2019, 06:10:45 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

I have a MIGHTY NEEEEEEED.

Between this and that baby mane 6 set, I'm gonna have to expand my mane 6 variants shelf lol. I don't care how weird and clunky and not-g1 these look, they're perfect to me. Plus, you have to admit, they did pretty accurately capture that stoned sleep deprived uh... peaceful look that g1s had in their eyes.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 06:15:30 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

I have a MIGHTY NEEEEEEED.

Between this and that baby mane 6 set, I'm gonna have to expand my mane 6 variants shelf lol. I don't care how weird and clunky and not-g1 these look, they're perfect to me. Plus, you have to admit, they did pretty accurately capture that stoned sleep deprived uh... peaceful look that g1s had in their eyes.

So what are you trying to say? That their adventures are an acid induced fever dream?  :lol: (I mean, I'm sure the comic writers were all dropping but...)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 06:16:02 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

I have a MIGHTY NEEEEEEED.

Between this and that baby mane 6 set, I'm gonna have to expand my mane 6 variants shelf lol. I don't care how weird and clunky and not-g1 these look, they're perfect to me. Plus, you have to admit, they did pretty accurately capture that stoned sleep deprived uh... peaceful look that g1s had in their eyes.

So what are you trying to say? That their adventures are an acid induced fever dream?  :lol: (I mean, I'm sure the comic writers were all dropping but...)

Cue Shady and her magic spectacles!!
https://heckyeahponyscans.tumblr.com/post/35757684097/amp
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 06:19:11 PM
Dang! I want a Shady like this in all her neon eye sizzling glory.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 06:22:59 PM
Dang! I want a Shady like this in all her neon eye sizzling glory.


UK acid trip Shady > US animated Shady.

Fact.

I had that annual as a kid and Shady was a childhood pony for me so I read it a lot...but...now rereading it as an adult I have no idea what the heck is going on in that story. Ponies coming off the mgr and magic smoke and angry doors and a vanishing wall and...?

...Yeah. Well. Nuff said.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 06:28:50 PM
Ohhh I'm sure you have some idea. :silly:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 06:35:02 PM
Ohhh I'm sure you have some idea. :silly:

:P
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 06:38:58 PM
Someone on the TP pointed out two things I definitely didn't catch. The wings and tail are too low.

I have noticed that they're using the G1 wing design instead of the G3.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Aquatic Neon on July 11, 2019, 07:00:15 PM
They feel pretty G3 to me, almost like if a G1 and a G3 had a baby. Since the symbols, eye style, and wings are similar to G1, while the poses look G3.

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Isn't the body Whistle Wishes Pose?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Harmonie on July 11, 2019, 07:20:25 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

Oooh. I actually really like these! I think these are better designed than the retro Pearly Twilight Pose. I must have them!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 11, 2019, 07:23:02 PM
This is like an awful mix of g1, g3 and fakie g3s, i would've prefer another g4 mane 6 instead of this garbage.Everyone can make a g1 mold it seems but hasbro has to do a fakie looking one?
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5\'s style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 07:32:56 PM
They feel pretty G3 to me, almost like if a G1 and a G3 had a baby. Since the symbols, eye style, and wings are similar to G1, while the poses look G3.

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Isn't the body Whistle Wishes Pose?

I was thinking Whistle Wishes/Valenshy? The back leg on Pearly Twilight is different.

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This is like an awful mix of g1, g3 and fakie g3s, i would've prefer another g4 mane 6 instead of this garbage.Everyone can make a g1 mold it seems but hasbro has to do a fakie looking one?
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0

I'm leery of watching this for some reason.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Harmonie on July 11, 2019, 07:37:05 PM
I watched it and I have no clue what was even going on. The little captions were random and made no sense. I don't understand what that video was even supposed to be!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 11, 2019, 07:38:49 PM
I watched it and I have no clue what was even going on. The little captions were random and made no sense. I don't understand what that video was even supposed to be!
I think it was supposed to be a parody/riffing on g1? I guess? I have no idea about why it exists or what it is either.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 07:39:44 PM
I watched it and I have no clue what was even going on. The little captions were random and made no sense. I don't understand what that video was even supposed to be!
I think it was supposed to be a parody/riffing on g1? I guess? I have no idea about why it exists or what it is either.

 :pout: Why am I not surprised?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 07:42:32 PM
This is like an awful mix of g1, g3 and fakie g3s, i would've prefer another g4 mane 6 instead of this garbage.Everyone can make a g1 mold it seems but hasbro has to do a fakie looking one?
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0

Um.
If they can get Megan and Spike's names right, is it that hard to get Cupcake as well?

I think it was meant to be funny, but there are lots of ways to make funnies out of G1 cartoons. Five legged lofty for one. Whoever did this was either a brony called in on their day off to do it or someone who really wants a raise but didn't get one.

Seriously, I am wondering if Hasbro's having a mid life crisis over the fact G1 ponies are still popular despite them pushing pinkie pie at every possible opportunity??

That is also such a weird obscure clip to choose.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 11, 2019, 07:44:50 PM
This is like an awful mix of g1, g3 and fakie g3s, i would've prefer another g4 mane 6 instead of this garbage.Everyone can make a g1 mold it seems but hasbro has to do a fakie looking one?
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0

Um.
If they can get Megan and Spike's names right, is it that hard to get Cupcake as well?

I think it was meant to be funny, but there are lots of ways to make funnies out of G1 cartoons. Five legged lofty for one. Whoever did this was either a brony called in on their day off to do it or someone who really wants a raise but didn't get one.

Seriously, I am wondering if Hasbro's having a mid life crisis over the fact G1 ponies are still popular despite them pushing pinkie pie at every possible opportunity??

That is also such a weird obscure clip to choose.
The cupcake thing was probably a joke about mlp names? But it kinda falls flat when you use a name not exaggerated enough so that it could almost be a real one.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 07:46:21 PM
This is like an awful mix of g1, g3 and fakie g3s, i would've prefer another g4 mane 6 instead of this garbage.Everyone can make a g1 mold it seems but hasbro has to do a fakie looking one?
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0

Um.
If they can get Megan and Spike's names right, is it that hard to get Cupcake as well?

I think it was meant to be funny, but there are lots of ways to make funnies out of G1 cartoons. Five legged lofty for one. Whoever did this was either a brony called in on their day off to do it or someone who really wants a raise but didn't get one.

Seriously, I am wondering if Hasbro's having a mid life crisis over the fact G1 ponies are still popular despite them pushing pinkie pie at every possible opportunity??

That is also such a weird obscure clip to choose.
The cupcake thing was probably a joke about mlp names? But it kinda falls flat when you use a name not exaggerated enough so that it could almost be a real one.
Nobody within an inch of G3 or G4 has the right to comment on G1 names. I mean, seriously.  G1 has some dodgy ones, but Cupcake is probably not one of them xD.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 11, 2019, 07:50:46 PM
This is like an awful mix of g1, g3 and fakie g3s, i would've prefer another g4 mane 6 instead of this garbage.Everyone can make a g1 mold it seems but hasbro has to do a fakie looking one?
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0

Um.
If they can get Megan and Spike's names right, is it that hard to get Cupcake as well?

I think it was meant to be funny, but there are lots of ways to make funnies out of G1 cartoons. Five legged lofty for one. Whoever did this was either a brony called in on their day off to do it or someone who really wants a raise but didn't get one.

Seriously, I am wondering if Hasbro's having a mid life crisis over the fact G1 ponies are still popular despite them pushing pinkie pie at every possible opportunity??

That is also such a weird obscure clip to choose.
The cupcake thing was probably a joke about mlp names? But it kinda falls flat when you use a name not exaggerated enough so that it could almost be a real one.
Nobody within an inch of G3 or G4 has the right to comment on G1 names. I mean, seriously.  G1 has some dodgy ones, but Cupcake is probably not one of them xD.
Yeah, but gotta make le funny mocking joke to show we're so mature
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: StarSwirl05 on July 11, 2019, 07:55:05 PM
I honestly looked at it and felt confused.

I would like to see g1 versions of the m6 and g4 versions of theirr g1 antecedents but...

Not sure what that is.

For a parent company to be upstaged by a franchised producer like bf is a bit sad as regards poses but...

Those are not g1 or g4. I don't really know what they are or how I feel seeing them.  I do like the g1 Twilight Sparkle on the box though.
G3.14 :P
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Ragamuffin on July 11, 2019, 07:55:20 PM
I watched it and I have no clue what was even going on. The little captions were random and made no sense. I don't understand what that video was even supposed to be!
I think it was supposed to be a parody/riffing on g1? I guess? I have no idea about why it exists or what it is either.

 :pout: Why am I not surprised?

It's sort of a "Cinemasins" type video. "Everything Wrong with X in Minutes or Less" is trendy on Youtube. It's a parody genre where you hyperbolically point out inconsistencies or really... just about anything in a video or movie. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 11, 2019, 07:57:06 PM
I watched it and I have no clue what was even going on. The little captions were random and made no sense. I don't understand what that video was even supposed to be!
I think it was supposed to be a parody/riffing on g1? I guess? I have no idea about why it exists or what it is either.

 :pout: Why am I not surprised?

It's sort of a "Cinemasins" type video. "Everything Wrong with X in Minutes or Less" is trendy on Youtube. It's a parody-ish genre where you hyperbolically point out inconsistencies or really... just about anything in a video or movie. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek.
I mean yeah I know that, I watch littleshyfim's mlp cinemasins parodies but these are actually about what it talks about. This is just random jokes that don't have anything to do with the clip.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 07:58:41 PM
I watched it and I have no clue what was even going on. The little captions were random and made no sense. I don't understand what that video was even supposed to be!

Parody VH1 pop up video parody because 80s/90s throwback...

I didn't have cable so I can't remember if they poked fun of stuff or not in the original
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 07:59:45 PM
Haha I'd go with G3.14. The Pi Generation. (Seriously).

The problem isn't the parody idea, it's that it failed to be funny or even relevant.

I genuinely felt like if it wasn't on the Hasbro thing, I'd assume it was done by a brony to mock G1 for some reason. It has that kind of tone and a similar lack of knowledge about G1? Or are they thinking that doing this is going to get that kind of fan to watch G1? Is G1 airing somewhere? What is going on? It's so confusing.

I think it says everything that comments are disabled on the video xD.


Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 11, 2019, 08:02:09 PM
Haha I'd go with G3.14. The Pi Generation.

The problem isn't the parody idea, it's that it failed to be funny or even relevant.

I genuinely felt like if it wasn't on the Hasbro thing, I'd assume it was done by a brony to mock G1 for some reason. It has that kind of tone and a similar lack of knowledge about G1? Or are they thinking that doing this is going to get that kind of fan to watch G1? Is G1 airing somewhere? What is going on? It's so confusing.

I think it says everything that comments are disabled on the video xD.
Comments are disabled on every video on this channel iirc, but it's good news because we don't have to see the endless kill it with fire. And yeah I have no idea for who it is, for bronies? But why would you mock g1 to sell "g1" toys?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Ragamuffin on July 11, 2019, 08:03:11 PM
The entire purpose is simple.........

1: 80s nostalgia
2:
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Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Wardah on July 11, 2019, 08:08:53 PM
The issue is it's not a direct evolution. They were inspired by the retro art that was inspired by the 80s cartoon that was inspired by the original toy line. Like honestly tho if I wasn't someone familiar with MLP and just grew up with a vague memory of them I'd probably just assume that's how they always looked. Those are the people I feel they are trying to appeal to.

The entire purpose is simple.........

1: 80s nostalgia
2:
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I'm imagining it the other way around with several kids in a trenchcoat saying "Hello fellow grown ups".
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 11, 2019, 08:15:55 PM
I have lots of thoughts on Hasbro's mentality at the moment where G1 is concerned.

They've tried to separate themselves from G1 for a while now, but till last year they could just assume all pony fans liked G4 better and didn't think much about G1 overall. BUT with Basic Fun doing the retros, which seem to be doing well and popular...now they're on the G1 bandwagon, but they're really still not committed to G1.

They want our money as G1 fans, but as Hascon demonstrated, they don't really understand the pre-G4 community, nor have they really gone to town on reaching out to us for a long time. Instead it's been franchised/licenced merchandise or products that have been on our wavelength - clothing, retro ponies, mashems, etc.

Hasbro seem to have realised this now, but I feel like they've trapped themselves on the brony side of this equation. So maybe this is an attempt to get over that?

Not a very good one though.

The thing is the retros have come at the same time as G4 is fading. The G4 movie wasn't a huge success. The toys have shelfsat in places here. G4 doesn't sell well at the moment, a lot of it is already at the carboot sale. I picked up a lovely Princess Skystar fashion style a few weeks ago, and two weeks ago I saw that electric twilight monstrosity there (The expensive one that talks that was out a couple of xmasses ago). So G4 is fading and the retros are building momentum at the same time.

It's like HAsbro just realised that they missed a slice of the pony profit by discarding G1 (obviously they get money for the licencing and stuff, but not directly). And so now this.

I wonder if it has impacted any design decisions around G5. I guess we'll find out. If they just get the message that WE ARE FED UP WITH M6 then that will be a step in the right direction.



Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 11, 2019, 08:22:12 PM
Quote from: Jorgito93 link=topic=395753.msg1778625#msg1778625
And yeah I have no idea for who it is, for bronies? But why would you mock g1 to sell "g1" toys?

Parents of children who might of had ponies as a kid, and are not necessarily into collecting. Why else would they even be on that channel. It's for someone who somewhat remembered pop up videos so probably 30+ish age? Someone who had ponies, might of liked it when they were a bit older.

I don't recall if VH1 pop up videos were AS cheeky, but it was obviously made for someone not super into G1 lore.. but vague memory instead.

Like the whole thing about walking and the sun seemed pretty on point. The weird comment on Megan and spike.. a bit weird.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 08:26:03 PM
Haha I'd go with G3.14. The Pi Generation.

The problem isn't the parody idea, it's that it failed to be funny or even relevant.

I genuinely felt like if it wasn't on the Hasbro thing, I'd assume it was done by a brony to mock G1 for some reason. It has that kind of tone and a similar lack of knowledge about G1? Or are they thinking that doing this is going to get that kind of fan to watch G1? Is G1 airing somewhere? What is going on? It's so confusing.

I think it says everything that comments are disabled on the video xD.
Comments are disabled on every video on this channel iirc, but it's good news because we don't have to see the endless kill it with fire. And yeah I have no idea for who it is, for bronies? But why would you mock g1 to sell "g1" toys?

Who knows?  :shrug:
I have lots of thoughts on Hasbro's mentality at the moment where G1 is concerned.

They've tried to separate themselves from G1 for a while now, but till last year they could just assume all pony fans liked G4 better and didn't think much about G1 overall. BUT with Basic Fun doing the retros, which seem to be doing well and popular...now they're on the G1 bandwagon, but they're really still not committed to G1.

They want our money as G1 fans, but as Hascon demonstrated, they don't really understand the pre-G4 community, nor have they really gone to town on reaching out to us for a long time. Instead it's been franchised/licenced merchandise or products that have been on our wavelength - clothing, retro ponies, mashems, etc.

Hasbro seem to have realised this now, but I feel like they've trapped themselves on the brony side of this equation. So maybe this is an attempt to get over that?

Not a very good one though.

The thing is the retros have come at the same time as G4 is fading. The G4 movie wasn't a huge success. The toys have shelfsat in places here. G4 doesn't sell well at the moment, a lot of it is already at the carboot sale. I picked up a lovely Princess Skystar fashion style a few weeks ago, and two weeks ago I saw that electric twilight monstrosity there (The expensive one that talks that was out a couple of xmasses ago). So G4 is fading and the retros are building momentum at the same time.

It's like HAsbro just realised that they missed a slice of the pony profit by discarding G1 (obviously they get money for the licencing and stuff, but not directly). And so now this.

I wonder if it has impacted any design decisions around G5. I guess we'll find out. If they just get the message that WE ARE FED UP WITH M6 then that will be a step in the right direction.






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Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Ragamuffin on July 11, 2019, 08:27:36 PM
I have lots of thoughts on Hasbro's mentality at the moment where G1 is concerned.

They've tried to separate themselves from G1 for a while now, but till last year they could just assume all pony fans liked G4 better and didn't think much about G1 overall. BUT with Basic Fun doing the retros, which seem to be doing well and popular...now they're on the G1 bandwagon, but they're really still not committed to G1.

They want our money as G1 fans, but as Hascon demonstrated, they don't really understand the pre-G4 community, nor have they really gone to town on reaching out to us for a long time. Instead it's been franchised/licenced merchandise or products that have been on our wavelength - clothing, retro ponies, mashems, etc.

Hasbro seem to have realised this now, but I feel like they've trapped themselves on the brony side of this equation. So maybe this is an attempt to get over that?

Not a very good one though.

The thing is the retros have come at the same time as G4 is fading. The G4 movie wasn't a huge success. The toys have shelfsat in places here. G4 doesn't sell well at the moment, a lot of it is already at the carboot sale. I picked up a lovely Princess Skystar fashion style a few weeks ago, and two weeks ago I saw that electric twilight monstrosity there (The expensive one that talks that was out a couple of xmasses ago). So G4 is fading and the retros are building momentum at the same time.

It's like HAsbro just realised that they missed a slice of the pony profit by discarding G1 (obviously they get money for the licencing and stuff, but not directly). And so now this.

I wonder if it has impacted any design decisions around G5. I guess we'll find out. If they just get the message that WE ARE FED UP WITH M6 then that will be a step in the right direction.



Right?! I thought the same thing. When they initially teased the Twilight retro, I thought it was suspicious to just have one pony in this brand-new, unique mold. I suspected there could be more to feed off of Basic Fun's success with the repros. Aaaaaand, whaddya know! We're getting exactly that.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Carrehz on July 11, 2019, 09:30:11 PM
Wow, now this was unexpected! I still think their eyes look weird, but I like them a lot more than Twilight. (I feel like a traitor saying that x'D I like Twilight much more than the M6, but... still not a fan of pearlies ^^;) Definitely gonna pick these up.

I think they were based off the modern G1 art more than anything. I wonder who they're meant to be marketed towards, too... seems like even Hasbro aren't sure (so what else is new?! :silly:). "People who vaguely remember MLP and are buying into the 80s/90s nostalgia stuff" seems like a safe bet, but still, weird.

They do look like the Dollymixes, too. (And yeah, those were G3 and then they reused the molds to make the G1 set.)

I dunno. It feels like Hasbro have finally figured out that hey! There's a market for G1 retro stuff! We'll buy it! And they want a slice of that pie, so they had a go and (as usual) didn't quite get it right. But I do like them - I'm all about weird little curiosities like this. :D I loooove how they updated their symbols a little to make them more G1-style, too. The only one I'm not too keen on is Twilight Sparkle's - I like it in general, but it's a bit too far removed from her usual symbol IMO. It's nice but it doesn't say "Twilight Sparkle" to me, you know?

I'm imagining it the other way around with several kids in a trenchcoat saying "Hello fellow grown ups".

:frolic:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Zapper on July 11, 2019, 10:47:13 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

What I like about these are the retrofied cutiemarks. Especially RD's.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 11, 2019, 10:58:29 PM
TS's symbol reminds me a bit of Starsong's symbol.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: achab1984 on July 11, 2019, 11:01:15 PM
I would be all for them! They are so much better then any of the G4 ponies to me! I would start to buy them again! :)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Harmonie on July 11, 2019, 11:42:06 PM
I would be all for them! They are so much better then any of the G4 ponies to me! I would start to buy them again! :)

Agreed! I got so happy when I saw these! I came into MLP collecting late, and thus have only been collecting generations previous from the current one (which has been G4 as long as I have been collecting). It's really exciting to see these!
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 12, 2019, 12:40:52 AM
What generation would we place them in, since they're a mismash?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: FiddlePhan on July 12, 2019, 12:44:16 AM
I keep wondering if Hasbro finally realizes we're potential cash cows for G1 stuff but they have licensed out G1 style ponies to Basic Fun so now Hasbro is stuck to come up with these "retro" Frankenponies.     I do like them but they are far from true G1.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: SpacePinto on July 12, 2019, 12:53:44 AM
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0
"Spike and Megan dated briefly during Season 1" I really have a hard time believing this is an official thing from Hasbro :brow:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 12, 2019, 01:05:53 AM
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0
"Spike and Megan dated briefly during Season 1" I really have a hard time believing this is an official thing from Hasbro :brow:

Same
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Carrehz on July 12, 2019, 01:14:49 AM
I was already wary about that video and now that I've read that quote...  :shocked: what ARE they doing?!

but they have licensed out G1 style ponies to Basic Fun so now Hasbro is stuck to come up with these "retro" Frankenponies.

Oh, that's an interesting thought - I wonder if that's what's going on? Some weird legal thing that actually prevents Hasbro from doing proper repros? Maybe it'd be seen as competition or something? Hmmmm.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: shabbychicdee on July 12, 2019, 02:01:10 AM
ok wait what? ok my head is in a spin,  awesome news to see something new, wow Amazon exclusive, i never knew they did exclusives, which is good news cos they will ship these to New Zealand. but that hair quality look sketchy so might wait for someone to review them first .
but the poses especially the raring peg pose is from a remco rearing fakie and remco fakie wings.

anyways who's the toy company making these?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Nemesis on July 12, 2019, 02:02:55 AM
I pre-ordered the Mane 6 set. I do like the style... it reminds me more of the G1 animation than anything they did toy-wise. I still wouldn’t mind if this became the new direction of G5. It would at least be better than more of the 3.5/4 style. However, the mold is once again being marketed as “retro!”, so I doubt it will become the new look for MLP.

but they have licensed out G1 style ponies to Basic Fun so now Hasbro is stuck to come up with these "retro" Frankenponies.

Oh, that's an interesting thought - I wonder if that's what's going on? Some weird legal thing that actually prevents Hasbro from doing proper repros? Maybe it'd be seen as competition or something? Hmmmm.

Well, if Hasbro started making accurate G1 repros using original molds, that would definitely be direct competition with Basic Fun. I highly suspect something in the licensing agreement prevents that from happening until BF’s contract is up.

ok wait what? ok my head is in a spin,  awesome news to see something new, wow Amazon exclusive, i never knew they did exclusives, which is good news cos they will ship these to New Zealand. but that hair quality look sketchy so might wait for someone to review them first .
but the poses especially the raring peg pose is from a remco rearing fakie and remco fakie wings.

anyways who's the toy company making these?

Hasbro themselves. Amazon has had G4 exclusives before, like the glittery FS Sea Pony Pinkie Pie.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 12, 2019, 03:02:35 AM
ok wait what? ok my head is in a spin,  awesome news to see something new, wow Amazon exclusive, i never knew they did exclusives, which is good news cos they will ship these to New Zealand. but that hair quality look sketchy so might wait for someone to review them first .
but the poses especially the raring peg pose is from a remco rearing fakie and remco fakie wings.

anyways who's the toy company making these?

Hasbro is making these.


This is an unpopular opinion but, they look like My Little Pony again and that's why I like them.

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Post by: shabbychicdee on July 12, 2019, 04:04:54 AM
ok wait what? ok my head is in a spin,  awesome news to see something new, wow Amazon exclusive, i never knew they did exclusives, which is good news cos they will ship these to New Zealand. but that hair quality look sketchy so might wait for someone to review them first .
but the poses especially the raring peg pose is from a remco rearing fakie and remco fakie wings.

anyways who's the toy company making these?

Hasbro is making these.


This is an unpopular opinion but, they look like My Little Pony again and that's why I like them.


yeah i reckon so too. more then last gen.  they have a funny little retro quirkiness to them.
maybe this is hasbro testing to see if these are going to be popular and then decide on G5 designs
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2019, 05:15:45 AM
I was already wary about that video and now that I've read that quote...  :shocked: what ARE they doing?!

but they have licensed out G1 style ponies to Basic Fun so now Hasbro is stuck to come up with these "retro" Frankenponies.

Oh, that's an interesting thought - I wonder if that's what's going on? Some weird legal thing that actually prevents Hasbro from doing proper repros? Maybe it'd be seen as competition or something? Hmmmm.

I think that's pretty likely, since it would be a bit pointless to sink all that effort into a project and then have the mothership suddenly decide to compete with them. But Hasbro really weren't interested in G1 this time last year, or the retros. And they've steered clear of directly acknowledging G1 for ages. So now it's a bit awkward that they're trying.

I don't mind these existing, but Hasbro need to realise we realise they're not going to be thought of as G1.

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Post by: Ragamuffin on July 12, 2019, 05:41:46 AM
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Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2019, 05:47:58 AM
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Yep, that about covers it. :)
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Post by: Honeycomb on July 12, 2019, 06:16:20 AM
I've just seen them on amazon, I really like them! When will they be available?
I love that I will now be able to buy new style MLP for my baby, LOL.
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Post by: gemini_pony on July 12, 2019, 06:46:57 AM
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Yep, that about covers it. :)

I like the basic fun but I want new products too. I don't want all repro stuff.  I hope G5 is cute and not retro.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Zapper on July 12, 2019, 07:09:34 AM
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0
"Spike and Megan dated briefly during Season 1" I really have a hard time believing this is an official thing from Hasbro :brow:

If that youtube is truly official then we have to accept Hasbro okayed it.
I usually don't mind fans making these kinds of videos because I myself am guilty of making fun of what I enjoy.
But some of these blurps were going too far.
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Post by: Taffeta on July 12, 2019, 09:24:56 AM
Also hasbro posted this on their youtube channel and... idk what to say :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetF8tnKoE0
"Spike and Megan dated briefly during Season 1" I really have a hard time believing this is an official thing from Hasbro :brow:

If that youtube is truly official then we have to accept Hasbro okayed it.
I usually don't mind fans making these kinds of videos because I myself am guilty of making fun of what I enjoy.
But some of these blurps were going too far.
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I think you summed up everything in that assessment.

This is why it feels like something made by a brony to mock G1 - laughing at not laughing with - if that makes sense. We've all had discussions making fun of things from G1 - names, poses, animation, comic stories with acid trips...etc...but there's a difference between laughing with and accepting the silly and laughing at and making fun of it.

Also the nuances bothered me too. It's so very brony (no offence to non crazy bronies) in its approach.

I guess someone at Hasbro found it funny, or maybe a bit of resentment coming out at the popularity of G1 stuff right now? So hard to tell since it's the only thing on the channel remotely like that...

I also hope that if we have a G5 release, it's not based on older characters from any gen but is it's own thing. But I don't know if Hasbro are still capable of that...:/ At least, I'm sure as a company they are, but whether right now they have the right design people or approach to do it is another matter. I feel like they could do with some freshening up in that dept to give a brand new perspective. Especially if they want to challenge and rival the G4 phenomenon. They should learn from MH that slight reboots of popular but dying franchises don't end well...

Personally I'd like to see them take a pony break and then if they wanted to do another gen, come back with something awesome and completely new in a few years time. But I feel rather more like we're going to see the franchise run into the ground and destroyed instead by the search for a quick profit.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 12, 2019, 12:00:43 PM
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XD Love it! This sums up Hasbro perfectly right now.
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Post by: Carrehz on July 12, 2019, 12:34:44 PM
LOL that image! I love it, Ragamuffin! :lmao:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Glitter Yolk on July 12, 2019, 01:49:33 PM
That video is concerning. If it's an official channel, Hasbro could you please give the g1 show some respect?

I wonder why comments are disabled...  -_-
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: LadyMoondancer on July 12, 2019, 01:50:31 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

What I like about these are the retrofied cutiemarks. Especially RD's.

Yeah, I like that Rarity has more than three diamonds, etc.

They do feel more G3-ish than G1-ish to me, but . . . I don't care, lol.  They look way more horse-like than typical G4s, and that's what I've wanted basically since G3 ended.
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Post by: Mami Tomoe on July 12, 2019, 02:37:39 PM
I wish the plug line was longer
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 12, 2019, 03:30:24 PM
That video is concerning. If it's an official channel, Hasbro could you please give the g1 show some respect?

I wonder why comments are disabled...  -_-

I'm not so sure it is official
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: UrocyonFox on July 14, 2019, 03:27:35 PM
huh. I hadn't seen the group picture of them until today. I am hoping they don't look exactly like that. They remind me of dollar tree ponies, like the cheaper fakies. The hair looks thin and that tail reminds me of a mouse tail.

Again, this is just going by the images, maybe I will like them in person, but so far I don't think I will be buying these. :(
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: JazzMatazz on July 14, 2019, 09:48:20 PM
I noticed there's a retro coloring book set for September release as well. I'm curious to see how they look in person but I really don't like the fakie look of them. Now if basic fun wants to release the same set.......
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Post by: Galactica on July 15, 2019, 07:55:30 PM
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5PSPS7/

Maybe not as G5 but it looks like there's going to be a complete set of them.

Oooh. I actually really like these! I think these are better designed than the retro Pearly Twilight Pose. I must have them!

Me too I love them-  I don't care if they look more like G3 - that is also fine with me :D

They remind me of Dolly Mix, only bigger.

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Or that hard plastic pony that came from Mexico-  about the same size too

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Overall, like others, I just like that they kinda look like ponies :D
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Post by: Mermaid on July 16, 2019, 09:34:02 AM
Am I the only one who liked the music video and thought it funny? Haha I really love this retro set and I cannot wait to buy it!
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Post by: Taffeta on July 16, 2019, 09:44:05 AM
I am wanting to see the back of the box, honestly, as I'm hopeful of more G1 art of G4 ponies.

If it wasn't that this isn't coming to stores and isn't on the UK amazon, so would incur shipping and customs, I would be tempted just for the box. Not the ponies...I don't think I'd want to hang onto them particularly, but G1 art of G4 ponies is quite cool.
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Post by: Zapper on July 16, 2019, 08:36:44 PM
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LMAO at Hasbrokrabs wearing that keychain :haha:
Something about that just kills me. But yeah, it's a perfect illustration of what's happening rn.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 23, 2019, 03:14:49 PM
I hope the plastic quality is decent. And I wonder if the heads can pop off for cleaning and customization?
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Post by: katrine2309 on July 24, 2019, 07:14:04 PM
I’m not really sure this is only a retro gimmick of M6, or actually new molds for MLP. I like them only because they are more MLP than what we have seen lately- but to me they don’t look like they have been made with the same attention to detail as G1 (and G2/G3). I wouldn’t buy them. And I honestly can’t understand why Hasbro seem to hold on to M6 like they are the only characters that count. Please Hasbro- let the M6 go! If this truly are a new story and new personalities it just seems cheap and re-used to me to keep the same character designs. It can’t be that difficult for them to make other designs...

I love the artwork though!!
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Post by: LightheartRose on July 24, 2019, 07:27:01 PM
I actually really like her! She's got that cutesy feel of the G1/G3 ponies that I really like. I was nowhere near G1's heyday , being born as the line was on the way out, but G1 is my favorite. I just love how soft and round they are.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 24, 2019, 09:35:12 PM
I’m not really sure this is only a retro gimmick of M6, or actually new molds for MLP. I like them only because they are more MLP than what we have seen lately- but to me they don’t look like they have been made with the same attention to detail as G1 (and G2/G3). I wouldn’t buy them. And I honestly can’t understand why Hasbro seem to hold on to M6 like they are the only characters that count. Please Hasbro- let the M6 go! If this truly are a new story and new personalities it just seems cheap and re-used to me to keep the same character designs. It can’t be that difficult for them to make other designs...

I love the artwork though!!

 :iconclap:
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Ragamuffin on July 31, 2019, 03:54:24 PM
To those like me who are saying the neck is wonky, I've found their source of inspiration for the molds. :lol:

Hasbro updated the official MLP site and added the Mane 6 in the retro style, but at what cost?! Poor AJ doesn't have a neck!

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Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2019, 03:59:16 PM
Pin the head on the pony!
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Post by: banditpony on July 31, 2019, 03:59:49 PM
Oh no. Applejack, what happened to your neck??
I don't understand. The retro artwork looked.fine to begin with.


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"Imagine the Mane 6 went back in time and came back with a retro twist!"

....

Original "mane 6" ...

https://mylittlepony.hasbro.com/en-us/characters/retro-ponies

I feel like this deserves its own thread.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 04:12:04 PM
First, they had no muzzles, now they have no necks. What is it with Hasbro and omitting vital body parts? Or hiring artists who can't draw them either? Are necks, muzzles and noses that pricy to animate? They do this with TFs too. So, when are we gonna get our neckless, noseless, bobblehead G.I. Joes Hasbroken?

(I'm being sarcastic, please don't make those.)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on July 31, 2019, 04:16:57 PM
Original "mane 6" ...

https://mylittlepony.hasbro.com/en-us/characters/retro-ponies

I feel like this deserves its own thread.

This bugged me too when I saw it. :lol:

I mean come on Hasbro, they were just the first six ponies that released, they were never main or core characters of any sort.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 31, 2019, 04:41:07 PM
Original "mane 6" ...

https://mylittlepony.hasbro.com/en-us/characters/retro-ponies

I feel like this deserves its own thread.

This bugged me too when I saw it. :lol:

I mean come on Hasbro, they were just the first six ponies that released, they were never main or core characters of any sort.

Same here.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 04:47:29 PM
To those like me who are saying the neck is wonky, I've found their source of inspiration for the molds. :lol:

Hasbro updated the official MLP site and added the Mane 6 in the retro style, but at what cost?! Poor AJ doesn't have a neck!

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I think the problem with this particular illustration, is that nobody DREW any of the ponies.  They used existing art that they modified.

And here, iinstead of using a graphic with the pony already pointing the right way- they took a picture of the pony with her head pointed toward her flank, and probably used their art program to "turn" the head-  only they didn't add more neck and it looks weird. 

They should have just used a picture of her pointing the RIGHT way, but maybe they couldn't find one...

Also maybe they are using G3 art?  They should have used legit G1 art but then maybe it wouldn't match the ponies (who are more G1/G3 cross-breeds)

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Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: banditpony on July 31, 2019, 04:53:55 PM
They are using and/or modifying the retro vectors.

https://www.zazzle.com/store/mylittlepony/gifts?cg=196405317021104705

u_u I don't have enough time to see what that might be based off of..
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Post by: Galactica on July 31, 2019, 05:04:42 PM
They are using and/or modifying the retro vectors.

https://www.zazzle.com/store/mylittlepony/gifts?cg=196405317021104705

u_u I don't have enough time to see what that might be based off of..

Okay as I suspected the oddness of the AJ vector is because she is a hack-job of other vectors.

Specifically- they just took Twilight snipped off her horn and wings, added a different tail and "turned" her head

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They should have modified the Dash vector who looks slightly better

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All in all though, I do still like the set and the box and wish I could see all angles of it  :biggrin:
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Post by: StarSwirl05 on July 31, 2019, 05:30:05 PM
"Neckless, neckless, neckless......and big crown thingy"
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Post by: Taffeta on July 31, 2019, 06:54:45 PM
I'm sorry, but I see those images - esp Fluttershy, and all I can think of is this dance. Especially since they're all in basically the same pose...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-qpHo7H7s

That's a whole different kind of retro...
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Post by: mlp4me on August 01, 2019, 04:09:18 PM
Whoa, did someone say tatos? I'm hungry! anywhooooo... Did you see the size of that fly that just went by?
..............................
I am somewhat OK with this restyling. I'll def grab a Blue Belle for my army if a core group based on G1 is released (which seems to be the trend), but the rest not so much. Just don't have the gotta have em all mentality unless it's G1's.
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 02, 2019, 03:31:55 AM
Whoa, did someone say tatos? I'm hungry! anywhooooo... Did you see the size of that fly that just went by?
..............................
I am somewhat OK with this restyling. I'll def grab a Blue Belle for my army if a core group based on G1 is released (which seems to be the trend), but the rest not so much. Just don't have the gotta have em all mentality unless it's G1's.

Yes. *heaps mashed potatoes on mlp4me's plate.*
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Post by: LivioKelem on August 02, 2019, 05:05:03 PM
Hmm... I'm not sure. They looks interesting, but something wrong (for new gen). I don't know what.
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Post by: Artemesia's Garden on August 02, 2019, 05:12:40 PM
I don't think anything will ever top these gals in my mind...

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Post by: Galactica on August 07, 2019, 12:04:17 AM
I don't think anything will ever top these gals in my mind...

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Right?  Just so sweet and cute.  I wonder why these ponies aren't the "retro look" that is what I remember ponies looking like.

The "retro ponies" they are using now seem pretty modern.  I don't hate them and they are reminiscent of the retro ponies-  but why come up with a new art style to define a style that already exists and is beloved?  That part I don't get.
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Post by: Ragamuffin on August 07, 2019, 12:39:55 AM
I don't think anything will ever top these gals in my mind...

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Right?  Just so sweet and cute.  I wonder why these ponies aren't the "retro look" that is what I remember ponies looking like.

The "retro ponies" they are using now seem pretty modern.  I don't hate them and they are reminiscent of the retro ponies-  but why come up with a new art style to define a style that already exists and is beloved?  That part I don't get.

Appeal maybe? I love the small eyes the old art has, it looks more like a real pony, but nowadays that might not be popular. Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Zapper on August 07, 2019, 01:04:30 AM
Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.

I get the big anime eye thing but I wish it was a little more subdued. When ponies start looking like their faces are 80% eye it's just creepy.

I was watching an episode of The Lionguard with my nephew because his parents know I enjoy cartoons and will sit with him no problem... and there was a dolphin with huge forward facing manga eyes, it looked so out of place and freaky I was hit by Uncanny Valley and barely couldn't continue watching.

Eww. (https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Lumba-Lumba)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 07, 2019, 01:27:19 AM
Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.

I get the big anime eye thing but I wish it was a little more subdued. When ponies start looking like their faces are 80% eye it's just creepy.

I was watching an episode of The Lionguard with my nephew because his parents know I enjoy cartoons and will sit with him no problem... and there was a dolphin with huge forward facing manga eyes, it looked so out of place and freaky I was hit by Uncanny Valley and barely couldn't continue watching.

Eww. (https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Lumba-Lumba)

Why is there an anime eyed dolphin in the African Savannah Disney?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Zapper on August 07, 2019, 01:57:18 AM
Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.

I get the big anime eye thing but I wish it was a little more subdued. When ponies start looking like their faces are 80% eye it's just creepy.

I was watching an episode of The Lionguard with my nephew because his parents know I enjoy cartoons and will sit with him no problem... and there was a dolphin with huge forward facing manga eyes, it looked so out of place and freaky I was hit by Uncanny Valley and barely couldn't continue watching.

Eww. (https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Lumba-Lumba)

Why is there an anime eyed dolphin in the African Savannah Disney?

It's an indo-pacific pink dolphin so it makes sense for it to be in African waters but the eyes are just... yikes.
Dolphins are a common enough sight for humans to have a creeped out reaction to this thing. A lot of animals on this show have huge eyes even for Disney standards. I think they even sized up old Simba's eyes, lol!
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 08, 2019, 02:05:44 PM
Ah, I see. Thanks Zapper.

Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Galactica on August 08, 2019, 05:57:47 PM
Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.

I get the big anime eye thing but I wish it was a little more subdued. When ponies start looking like their faces are 80% eye it's just creepy.

I was watching an episode of The Lionguard with my nephew because his parents know I enjoy cartoons and will sit with him no problem... and there was a dolphin with huge forward facing manga eyes, it looked so out of place and freaky I was hit by Uncanny Valley and barely couldn't continue watching.

Eww. (https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Lumba-Lumba)

When human anime have eyes that take up so much of their face- it's just as weird.  I love this anime but come on-  this is a human ? No way.
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Post by: SpacePinto on August 09, 2019, 08:48:58 PM
I don't think anything will ever top these gals in my mind...

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Right?  Just so sweet and cute.  I wonder why these ponies aren't the "retro look" that is what I remember ponies looking like.

The "retro ponies" they are using now seem pretty modern.  I don't hate them and they are reminiscent of the retro ponies-  but why come up with a new art style to define a style that already exists and is beloved?  That part I don't get.

Appeal maybe? I love the small eyes the old art has, it looks more like a real pony, but nowadays that might not be popular. Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.
That's what annoys me in modern animation in general, the prevalence of those characters that have long, gangly limbs, a ridiculously small torso, disproportionately large head and eyes that take up majority of their face and are more detailed than the rest of the body put together. I know that this tactic somehow hacks our brains into associating them with cuteness or something, but to me it just screams lazy. I still think that the ponies from "Rescue at Midnight Castle" were way cutier with their horselike proportions than the new ponies who have those white spots on their eyes bigger than their muzzles.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Taffeta on August 09, 2019, 08:51:34 PM
Everything now has huge sparkly eyes.

I get the big anime eye thing but I wish it was a little more subdued. When ponies start looking like their faces are 80% eye it's just creepy.

I was watching an episode of The Lionguard with my nephew because his parents know I enjoy cartoons and will sit with him no problem... and there was a dolphin with huge forward facing manga eyes, it looked so out of place and freaky I was hit by Uncanny Valley and barely couldn't continue watching.

Eww. (https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Lumba-Lumba)

When human anime have eyes that take up so much of their face- it's just as weird.  I love this anime but come on-  this is a human ? No way.
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I don't mind it in anime, within reason. I hate cutesy anime stuff, but stuff like Touru in that image I kind of just accept as within the normal bounds of anime. Even if it's not anatomical. ;)

THe problem is now everything tries to mimic that style and its too much. It doesn't need to be like that.

(Though Furuba was always like that with really big eyes even before everyone got to being as big-eye as they tend to be now. Trend setter..?)
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Ragamuffin on August 09, 2019, 08:58:07 PM
...who have those white spots on their eyes bigger than their muzzles.

:lmao:

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Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 26, 2019, 07:40:14 PM
Are these amazon only? Or will they pop up in real stores?
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: brightberry on August 26, 2019, 07:44:14 PM
...who have those white spots on their eyes bigger than their muzzles.

:lmao:

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The real problem I have with giant eyes is I don't see how they can blink in time to stop bugs and dust from getting in.  It makes my eyes itch when I see them.
Title: Re: How would you feel if the Pearly Twilight Pose ended up being G5's style?
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 18, 2019, 03:18:26 PM
Think we'll see anymore ponies in this style or is SDCC +Retro M6 it?