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Title: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: kingluke on July 13, 2019, 03:07:37 PM
So this is going on on instagram and mlpmerch
: https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/07/hasbro-announces-my-little-pony-retro.html


So there is a 6 pack going to be available on 1 September for around 25 dollars on amazon.

it has the same style as the comic con twilight.

any thoughts?

I'm not sure if I like them, but for a good price I might buy them.

so what do you think?
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on July 13, 2019, 03:40:12 PM
At the moment I'm not sure how I feel about these. I kind of wish they were singles and not one big pack as I don't want to spend $50 for two of each pony (one for customizing and one to not customize).

They are an odd mix of G1, G3, and G4... and to add to that there is only two poses (rearing Pegasus body and walking Earth body) and two head types (open mouth Earth and close mouth Unicorn). It's a miss opportunity for them to do other poses, I've heard some say Fluttershy could be in the shy pose with wings and likewise I feel AJ could be in a trotting or rearing pose..
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 13, 2019, 03:44:31 PM
OOOOOOOH I like.  Probably won't get, due to the snubbing that Canada gets with these releases, but none the less...
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: banditpony on July 13, 2019, 03:51:55 PM
I've already stated in the twilight thread that I like the style over all. I'm always a fan of a variety of styles-- just because each style will appeal to someone different.

But also like I said in the other "what if" thread... I'm a bit meh on these just because they are mane 6 (because I don't find any of them visually appealing). With <25-30 ponies in my collection, I'm fairly picky about what I add to it. I would of added them in a heart beat a few years back, but not at this point.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Taffeta on July 13, 2019, 04:21:29 PM
I feel like most stuff (and Ragamuffin's excellent comparison images) are all already in the Twilight thread, though probably should be in this one. Maybe a kind mod will move the posts across and merge them together to this thread so the discussion is all in one place?

Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: gabumon on July 13, 2019, 04:22:21 PM
I like it and preordered it.  I want to show support to Hasbro for anything “in the general direction of retro” releases.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Water Lily on July 13, 2019, 05:02:02 PM
I think its awesome! I cant wait to get my hooves on a set!
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Featherwurm on July 13, 2019, 05:05:24 PM
I know they're not, but man those look like dollars store G3 fakies to me.  Hard pass.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: achab1984 on July 13, 2019, 07:38:45 PM
I think there necks look a bit weird but I am going to get them! :)
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Moonbreeze on July 13, 2019, 09:42:41 PM
Nng, no :( I wish I could like them, but there's too much about their proportions/ flat looking design that doesn't sit well with me.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Teddy on July 13, 2019, 09:53:28 PM
I guess I'm in the minority because I quite like them! Sad they didn't do true G1 designs and did more like a G3 thing, but still cute. :)
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: otocolobus_manul on July 13, 2019, 10:21:23 PM
I actually love that they went with this style and not just because I don't like how g1 looks. It feels like it's paying homage to multiple generations, which appeals to me far more than slapping g4 colors on g1 molds and calling it "retro".
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: BlackCurtains on July 14, 2019, 12:06:51 AM
I like them overall but I agree there's something a little "off" about the eyes and neck area.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Loa on July 14, 2019, 02:38:04 AM
They are interesting. I agree, the neck doesn't look quite right. I'd like to keep them in box, I think they look great as a display!
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Harmonie on July 14, 2019, 02:43:17 AM
I definitely understand people feeling they're a little 'off'. However, I feel like the con-exclusive retro Twilight felt more off and these look a better to me. I can't quite put my finger on the reason why. Nevertheless, I really would like to get these!

Looking at it, I think these 'flow' a lot better with the open mouth pose, thus Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and the retro Twilight look more off than the others, IMO.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Flitter on July 14, 2019, 03:22:51 AM
Aw, they are actually really sweet. I like that they are more pastel color than their normal versions. While I would prefer G1s in the original G4 mold, rather than G4s made to look more G1, and am no longer collecting and therefore won't be looking to buy this, I admit it is very cute.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: gemini_pony on July 14, 2019, 04:07:04 AM
I like it. I'd buy it but pretty broke atm xD
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Pinkie21 on July 14, 2019, 02:58:52 PM
I wish they were bigger, but I like them!  I’m definitely going to order a set.  I really dislike the look of G4’s, so having a set of the main characters that have a G1 look to them is awesome!
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Carrehz on July 14, 2019, 03:55:56 PM
Harmonie, I think these look better than the SDCC Twilight, too. For me it's not their neck, but their eyes... they're still not quite right, but they're better than Twilight's are. Something about her eyes really bugged me.

(Granted, I'm sorta picky about eyes anyway, so that might just be me ^^;)
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Water Lily on July 15, 2019, 04:18:42 AM
I actually love that they went with this style and not just because I don't like how g1 looks. It feels like it's paying homage to multiple generations, which appeals to me far more than slapping g4 colors on g1 molds and calling it "retro".
💯💯💯👍👍
I feel the same way. Its a nice combo! Could it have been better? Yes but this is a pretty cool mix
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 15, 2019, 04:47:08 AM
Wow that's awesome! I really hope the price stays as it is advertised. $25 comes down to less than $5 per pony and that seems suspicious to me. And I know Amazon has changed prices last minute in the past... I really like how they seem to be a cross between G1 and G3 shapes!
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Taffeta on July 15, 2019, 03:18:02 PM
Wow that's awesome! I really hope the price stays as it is advertised. $25 comes down to less than $5 per pony and that seems suspicious to me. And I know Amazon has changed prices last minute in the past... I really like how they seem to be a cross between G1 and G3 shapes!

If you preorder don't they guarantee you at the price you preordered at even if they change the price up later?

Amazon UK certainly does this, so I assume Amazon US does too.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: banditpony on July 15, 2019, 06:38:04 PM
Wow that's awesome! I really hope the price stays as it is advertised. $25 comes down to less than $5 per pony and that seems suspicious to me. And I know Amazon has changed prices last minute in the past... I really like how they seem to be a cross between G1 and G3 shapes!

If you preorder don't they guarantee you at the price you preordered at even if they change the price up later?

Amazon UK certainly does this, so I assume Amazon US does too.

Yes, and also..

Quote

Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price.


Also this might be an Amazon exclusive?
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Galactica on July 15, 2019, 07:13:51 PM
So this is going on on instagram and mlpmerch
: https://www.mlpmerch.com/2019/07/hasbro-announces-my-little-pony-retro.html


So there is a 6 pack going to be available on 1 September for around 25 dollars on amazon.

it has the same style as the comic con twilight.

any thoughts?

I'm not sure if I like them, but for a good price I might buy them.

so what do you think?

Oh wow they are so adorable! I pre-ordered them SO FAST!

I think they will look adorable displayed in box-   agree there is something a little "off" about them but I do really like them anyway. They remind me of fast food ponies but with tails.  That is not a bad thing to me...

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I'd love if they released a correlating G1 colored set....
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Dragonflitter on July 15, 2019, 07:19:01 PM
Oh sweet! I'm participating in the Amazon boycott today and tomorrow to support Amazon workers trying for better working conditions, but I'll go make a reservation later on at the end of the week. :)

I really like how their symbols are re-designed to be more similar to G1 style, with more than just 3 of each element, like G4 symbols often are! Especially love Rainbow Dash's re-design with the multiple lightning bolts.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: PinkRosedust on July 15, 2019, 10:16:26 PM
I like the idea but dislike the execution. They look like cheap fakies. :/ Hasbro can do better!

Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Carrehz on July 16, 2019, 12:01:59 AM
Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol

Oh thank god it's not just me!!! I didn't like to say anything, lol.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Mermaid on July 16, 2019, 09:32:36 AM
I love this set! I am super excited for it!
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Taffeta on July 16, 2019, 10:49:01 AM
Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol

Oh thank god it's not just me!!! I didn't like to say anything, lol.

Thirded.

Teaching kids about cliquey popularity elitism, one homonym at a time.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on July 16, 2019, 11:27:32 AM
Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol

Oh thank god it's not just me!!! I didn't like to say anything, lol.

Thirded.

Teaching kids about cliquey popularity elitism, one homonym at a time.
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/

I may cave and pre-order the box set... I do have a gift card for amazon but I was going to put that towards something else (-cough3dprintingcough-)
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: KarentheUnicorn on July 16, 2019, 02:06:20 PM
 :shocked:

Looks at Hasbro, raises one eyebrow.

Looks at Basic Fun, smiles.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: twilysparks on July 16, 2019, 07:07:00 PM
I personally think they look cool! I'll probably be getting them.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Zapper on July 16, 2019, 08:31:43 PM
Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol

I prefer to call them Lame Six because that's my truth :lol:
Similar to G3.5's Core Seven / Bore Seven.

I need these to sell like hotcakes, tho, because it'll tell Hasbro that G1 style (or a style inspired by it) still goes strong.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 16, 2019, 08:39:48 PM
Hmm. To get rid of my RD and FS once these come? Or not too?
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: MimicPower on July 16, 2019, 09:03:30 PM
:shocked:

Looks at Hasbro, raises one eyebrow.

Looks at Basic Fun, smiles.

I can't find a better description.
G1? Seriously?  :lol:
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Taffeta on July 16, 2019, 09:19:13 PM
Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol

Oh thank god it's not just me!!! I didn't like to say anything, lol.

Thirded.

Teaching kids about cliquey popularity elitism, one homonym at a time.
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/


I'm not a fan of any of the terms really. But particularly brony (for associations, if people want to call themselves that then fine, so long as they're not calling me it), cutie mark (especially for g1 ponies, to me that's just insulting) and everypony (can we not? It's not cute, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong here). Mane 6 is one of the lesser evils to me in terms of, well, terms - but in the bigger picture the message it sends out is hierarchical and cliquey so I dislike it.

@Uni  -that basically sums it up. :)

If someone gets this, deboxes it and is going to trash the box let me know. I'd like the box if there's more G1 art on the back but I don't want the...erm...G3.14 dollymix ponies inside.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Carrehz on July 17, 2019, 09:13:50 PM
Also I've always disliked the phrase "mane 6" and hate that it's on official merchandise lol

Oh thank god it's not just me!!! I didn't like to say anything, lol.

Thirded.

Teaching kids about cliquey popularity elitism, one homonym at a time.
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/

I do this, too :) "Mane 6" just looks silly to me, idk why. Maybe because all of the other silly G4 stuff like "everypony" has soured me on horse puns + MLP, lol.

I mean, I vastly prefer "mane six" to "everypony", but y'know.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on July 18, 2019, 11:33:58 AM
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/


I'm not a fan of any of the terms really. But particularly brony (for associations, if people want to call themselves that then fine, so long as they're not calling me it), cutie mark (especially for g1 ponies, to me that's just insulting) and everypony (can we not? It's not cute, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong here). Mane 6 is one of the lesser evils to me in terms of, well, terms - but in the bigger picture the message it sends out is hierarchical and cliquey so I dislike it.

Oh the term.. -cringes- cutie mark... I really don't like that term. People say that one came out during G3 or maybe G2 (I don't remember) but G4 popularized it. I'll stick with symbol for MLP :P
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2019, 11:36:50 AM
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/


I'm not a fan of any of the terms really. But particularly brony (for associations, if people want to call themselves that then fine, so long as they're not calling me it), cutie mark (especially for g1 ponies, to me that's just insulting) and everypony (can we not? It's not cute, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong here). Mane 6 is one of the lesser evils to me in terms of, well, terms - but in the bigger picture the message it sends out is hierarchical and cliquey so I dislike it.

Oh the term.. -cringes- cutie mark... I really don't like that term. People say that one came out during G3 or maybe G2 (I don't remember) but G4 popularized it. I'll stick with symbol for MLP :P

I think G3. I also cringe at it, it's way too cutesy, but I don't mind people using it for G3 and G4 as it's technically correct. I have a real hate of it being used for G1 though.

Symbol is so much simpler :)
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Carrehz on July 18, 2019, 12:47:08 PM
It's a G3 term (G2 used terms like "rump design"), I've never liked it either, even before G4. It just sounds too silly for my liking :p
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 18, 2019, 01:48:17 PM
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/


I'm not a fan of any of the terms really. But particularly brony (for associations, if people want to call themselves that then fine, so long as they're not calling me it), cutie mark (especially for g1 ponies, to me that's just insulting) and everypony (can we not? It's not cute, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong here). Mane 6 is one of the lesser evils to me in terms of, well, terms - but in the bigger picture the message it sends out is hierarchical and cliquey so I dislike it.

Oh the term.. -cringes- cutie mark... I really don't like that term. People say that one came out during G3 or maybe G2 (I don't remember) but G4 popularized it. I'll stick with symbol for MLP :P

I think G3. I also cringe at it, it's way too cutesy, but I don't mind people using it for G3 and G4 as it's technically correct. I have a real hate of it being used for G1 though.

Symbol is so much simpler :)


I'm somewhat the opposite of you. I cringe at the word and call them symbols, regardless of gen.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Taffeta on July 18, 2019, 02:09:43 PM
I say main 6 when I'm typing (in other words I'm using the proper word, not the horse word) but I'm not a fan of all the terms that came out with this generation of MLP :/


I'm not a fan of any of the terms really. But particularly brony (for associations, if people want to call themselves that then fine, so long as they're not calling me it), cutie mark (especially for g1 ponies, to me that's just insulting) and everypony (can we not? It's not cute, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong here). Mane 6 is one of the lesser evils to me in terms of, well, terms - but in the bigger picture the message it sends out is hierarchical and cliquey so I dislike it.

Oh the term.. -cringes- cutie mark... I really don't like that term. People say that one came out during G3 or maybe G2 (I don't remember) but G4 popularized it. I'll stick with symbol for MLP :P

I think G3. I also cringe at it, it's way too cutesy, but I don't mind people using it for G3 and G4 as it's technically correct. I have a real hate of it being used for G1 though.

Symbol is so much simpler :)


I'm somewhat the opposite of you. I cringe at the word and call them symbols, reregardless of gen.

Well, I do too, as a rule, but since it's technically correct for G3 and G4, if people use it for those, I don't feel like I can complain about it.

They're all symbols to me, regardless of generation, because I'm old and grumpy xD.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Sparkle Pony on July 18, 2019, 03:30:51 PM
I really want to like these but they just don't do it for me.  Somehow the balance between the more "chibi" elements and the more realistic ones has plunged these toys right into the uncanny valley for me.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 18, 2019, 03:37:17 PM
I really want to like these but they just don't do it for me.  Somehow the balance between the more "chibi" elements and the more realistic ones has plunged these toys right into the uncanny valley for me.

I don't  see how they're even remotely chibi? They lack the huge bobble heads, their eyes no longer take up 60% of their faces, their legs are better proportioned and have knees and hocks, their bodies are larger and rounder instead of tiny and wonky.

Its just that the necks and chests are all wrong and they lack eye sockets. But it looks like some of the moulds have the suggestion of cheek bones again.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Sparkle Pony on July 18, 2019, 04:50:19 PM
I really want to like these but they just don't do it for me.  Somehow the balance between the more "chibi" elements and the more realistic ones has plunged these toys right into the uncanny valley for me.

I don't  see how they're even remotely chibi? They lack the huge bobble heads, their eyes no longer take up 60% of their faces, their legs are better proportioned and have knees and hocks, their bodies are larger and rounder instead of tiny and wonky.

Its just that the necks and chests are all wrong and they lack eye sockets. But it looks like some of the moulds have the suggestion of cheek bones again.
I mean they aren't chibi like G4s are, but they still have slightly chibi looking heads to me.  What I'm trying to say is that slapping a sliiiightly too large head with sliiiightly too large eyes on that body creeps me out. :lol:
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 18, 2019, 06:03:10 PM
I really want to like these but they just don't do it for me.  Somehow the balance between the more "chibi" elements and the more realistic ones has plunged these toys right into the uncanny valley for me.

I don't  see how they're even remotely chibi? They lack the huge bobble heads, their eyes no longer take up 60% of their faces, their legs are better proportioned and have knees and hocks, their bodies are larger and rounder instead of tiny and wonky.

Its just that the necks and chests are all wrong and they lack eye sockets. But it looks like some of the moulds have the suggestion of cheek bones again.
I mean they aren't chibi like G4s are, but they still have slightly chibi looking heads to me.  What I'm trying to say is that slapping a sliiiightly too large head with sliiiightly too large eyes on that body creeps me out. :lol:

 Their heads are a little big, but that doesn't mean they're chibi, it just means that Hasbro needs to tweak the proportions a bit better.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Jorgito93 on July 18, 2019, 07:07:07 PM
I like the idea a lot and the symbol redesigns are nice (except rainbow, that looks like a fakie) but they look to much like g3 fakies to me.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Aquatic Neon on July 21, 2019, 06:26:58 PM
I like the idea a lot and the symbol redesigns are nice (except rainbow, that looks like a fakie) but they look to much like g3 fakies to me.

Looks exactly like G1 Mountain Boy Lightnings Symbol?

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Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Carrehz on July 21, 2019, 09:49:11 PM
Yeah, I noticed the RD/Lightning thing too! I thought that was a really nice touch. Someone definitely paid extra attention to getting that detail right.
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: Leave a Whisper on July 21, 2019, 11:42:51 PM
I like the idea a lot and the symbol redesigns are nice (except rainbow, that looks like a fakie) but they look to much like g3 fakies to me.

Looks exactly like G1 Mountain Boy Lightnings Symbol?

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Oh it does!
Title: Re: new release comic con twilight style mane 6 toy pack
Post by: sd_dreamcrystal on July 22, 2019, 03:00:17 AM
Well I currently have them on my amazon wish list, hoping maybe they will go on sale at some point but I doubt it lol
Looking at the larger image I don't like how the hair doesn't go further down, you can tell they were trying to mix at least 3 generations in one here.

First the wings are G1, that's a given
The bodies for the winged ponies are supposed to mimic the Truly Pose from G1
The bodies for the earth/unicorn look like they mimic the Valenshy Pose from G3 (at least that's what it looks like to me)
The heads look like a mash-up of G3 and the new G4 heads... muzzle/face is G3 while the rest of the head mimics G4 in how rounded it is

If I managed to get doubles of these well we know what I'm doing eventually lol