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Title: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponyfan on March 31, 2020, 03:10:06 PM
Hi,

I thought this might be a good topic. What pony mistakes have you made that you wish you didn't?

I accidently faded some fading pink hair ponies hair from pink to white :yikes:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 31, 2020, 03:24:21 PM
It’s not a drastic mistake, but I found for myself a princess royal purple at a shop. Her mane and tail were braided, so I figured I would just unbraid her hair when I washed and cleaned her up.
...yeah, turns out that braid was the only thing keeping her tail together. When I unbraided it, the whole thing just fell apart in my hands. I’m guessing it was some kid with scissors, but it gave me a fright, having pink hair and tinsels falling everywhere. 
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: milkywaymochi on March 31, 2020, 04:03:07 PM
well...the other day i was soaking cuddles (magic message pony) in a hot oxyclean bath, both to get all the ingrained dirt off her body, and to remove her head so I could sort out her tail rust. Except I should have realized that putting her heat sensitive symbols in hot water wasn't a good idea. I took out the water, and was pleased to find her body all brightened up and  clean...and horrified to find most of her symbols had come off  >_< d'oh!!

Luckily, she was a restoration project I got cheap, and I think I can repaint her symbols, only I've never done it before.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on March 31, 2020, 04:30:09 PM
I have a big one. -_-

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Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 31, 2020, 06:09:47 PM
I smushed up Seashell's face after giving her a new tail.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponybookworm on March 31, 2020, 06:15:14 PM
My first Pony, Butterscotch, lost her tail & was attacked by am black marker!!!

More recently it's been impatience wi G3 heads & they've been damaged by it... Also the first time I beheaded a G4 I had no clue how the neck worked so I busted it & now G4 Trixiebelle's head can't turn. I learned from that one though...
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: NinaMarie on March 31, 2020, 07:14:04 PM
I accidentally scrubbed too hard and took off some of the pearlescence on a pearly baby. It's not very noticeable but she WAS perfect before that.

First time I tried to take off the head of a pony with tail rust the head was glued on super securely and I thought I could loosen it with an exacto knife. I was too inexperienced and cut the neck plug clean off.

I ruined some pony wear by soaking it in an oxyclean bath. It took off the shiny-ness of the trim. The white part of the rest of the dress is beautifully clean  ^^;

I need to be better at thinking things through...
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on March 31, 2020, 07:26:39 PM
The other day I was rehairing a Baby Firefly with yarn and I realized about halfway through that the color I had been using didn't suit her as well as another color I had, so I started pulling the yarn back out. I tried to be super careful but unfortunately I ripped a couple of the plug holes up (they were very close together on her). Thankfully I was able to sort it out with some superglue and they didn't tear again, but it made my stomach sink when I did it initially, eep.

I'm usually pretty careful with my ponies but I do have very strong hands so if I don't watch the amount of force I put into whatever I'm working on, I can damage it easily. I've rubbed off a little bit of symbol and blush paint when I've cleaned particularly filthy ponies before, but it was just the top layer and doesn't look like anything was done to the paint, thankfully.

I think that's about it on the sort of...damage mistake front? I suppose the only other 'mistakes' I've made were not buying ponies I came across and regretting it later. Like a $5 Munchy and a $20 barn full of G1s I passed up on when I wasn't actively collecting.

Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: SpacePinto on March 31, 2020, 07:43:11 PM
When I got Fizzy who was my first pony her mane was all tangled up, but because I had absolutely no experience with doll hair at the time, I pulled it a little too strong at the first try and as a result, the first few plugs of her mane had those nasty hooks at the ends that would always get the comb stuck in them. While the rest of her mane that I was more careful with was so nice and smooth and the comb would just pretty much flow though it, the very front had those nasty clumps that made it look and feel like hobo hair and it was hard to comb through, which drove me crazy every time. Thankfully now her hair is all better but it still gives me nightmares to this day just thinking about what I had to go through with it...
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: SaraMari on March 31, 2020, 07:57:06 PM
I've torn and cut a couple of neck seems and tore one neck plug almost clean off trying to get to tail rust

Took a little month break from checking Craiglist and an amazing lot was listed luckily even though I saw it like 8 days letter there was a couple ponies left because the lady was selling individually

Arriving literally right behind a toy flipper (who has been annoying and rude to me in the past) and watching him grab up a mib newborn twin set in front of me at a garage sale

Not collecting non stop since 2000, I took years long breaks between then and now and I feel sick thinking of all the ponies I missed out on
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Zapper on March 31, 2020, 08:18:58 PM
I customized a couple of G4s that are now hard to find and heh, hindsight and all :pout:
Like, I chopped off my Dewdrop Dazzle's horn and used the first edition Fashion Style Luna as bait... I'm dumb.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ribbs on March 31, 2020, 08:19:42 PM
Smudged a symbol on a pony once when cleaning a mark with acetone... I felt awful, like I had just ruined a priceless piece of art. I've been super careful ever since.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Mewtwofan1 on March 31, 2020, 08:29:00 PM
I customized a couple of G4s that are now hard to find and heh, hindsight and all :pout:
Like, I chopped off my Dewdrop Dazzle's horn and used the first edition Fashion Style Luna as bait... I'm dumb.
Lol, I think I’ve done the same. Not sure what the rairity of a gilded Lilly is (I think that’s her name? The yellow alicorn one), but it was my second custom. Not even that great, awful paint job and I didn’t even get all the hair out.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Taffeta on March 31, 2020, 08:33:50 PM
As a kid, I accidentally introduced Songster to Star Gleamer. Cue knot in the tail, tears, and careful mum taking scissors to a brush and grow...
Fortunately she did it so well you really can't tell.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: goddessofpeep on March 31, 2020, 08:40:03 PM
I could have bought a MIB Greek Baby Minty for $100, but didn’t because she was “too expensive”, and “I can always get her later at that price if I change my mind”.

I had two SS Twists - one absolutely pristine and perfect(probably one of the best SoSofts I’ve ever seen loose), the other with the usual rubs.  I was at a pony meet and I had the largest sale/trade table so I was extremely busy.  Someone held up a Twist across the table, I told them $10 for it. I get home, and find the regular Twist, not the perfect one.  They had gotten mixed up, and someone bought my perfect collection one for $10. 
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponyfan on March 31, 2020, 08:59:55 PM
I thought of another one. For years many of my ponies lived in the garage. When I found them again I didn’t think I would ever be in to ponies again. I gave 2 away and threw one in the trash because I thought  she couldn’t be saved. and got rid of my childhood Lullabye Nursery. :sad:

Also when I found Mirror Mirror the plastic coating was peeling away from her symbols and I foolishly took some off damaging her symbol. The symbol was probably damaged already from the extreme heat in the garage but I didn’t help matters by pulling some off.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on March 31, 2020, 10:18:13 PM
My daughter got a gorgeous Scrumptious in the mail. Somehow Scrummy ended up in her laundry basket and I put her in the washing machine by accident. I freaked out like a cat on acid when I found her in there and had to pull off her head to dry her after asking for advice. Fortunately nothing bad happened to her, but I still felt bad about it
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on March 31, 2020, 11:27:14 PM
I ripped a neck seam once.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Gator on April 01, 2020, 12:13:20 AM
When I was younger, I didn't know about heat and it's effects on ponies.  I stored my boxes of ponies in the attic.  In the southeast United States, it gets HOT in the summer, more so in your attic!  I ruined some ponies.  One, a mint Waverunner, looked like her first owner opened her then never played with her, perfect factory curl.  Coming out of the attic, she now has horrible head/body mismatch.  She used to be perfect!!!!
In my twenties, starting to collect, I found my first Brush n Grow at a flea market.  I never knew about them when I was younger.  I found Bouquet and thought, what is up with all this silly hair.  I cut her mane to normal pony length.  Later, as I learned more, I regretted doing so. 
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: SkyCakes on April 01, 2020, 02:38:12 AM
Ive ripped neck seam  a couple of times. Ive dyed ponies with the neon green hair with other ponies and they turned odd colors. Ive boiled magic message ponies just two of them and their symbols came off. On the postive side I try my hardest to take better care of my ponies now. I have things I regret and those are a few of the things.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: LadyAmalthea on April 01, 2020, 04:38:05 AM
When I was a kid, I took a red or pink ballpoint pen and drew an 'X' on the bottom of some of my ponies' hooves, and my initials on some others. My best friend and I used to take our ponies back and forth to each other's houses and I didn't want mine to get mixed up with hers, since we had some duplicates between us, and I took better care of mine than she did hers.

Obviously I'm not the only little girl in the 80's to have done this, as I'm finding out from marks I see on Ebay pony finds...but I regret it as an adult collector; the marks have faded out some but still are unsightly.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Queen Sophie on April 01, 2020, 06:11:02 AM
I should have known better with this, obviously acetone can remove painted areas on the ponies and I was working with a g2 pony getting yellow marks off her, I accidentally swiped over her eye however it did not come off. So I thought to myself, “Oh! Maybe this type doesn’t get removed with acetone!” So I put more acetone on the cotton, went over the eye, and next thing you know she doesn’t have a cute looking eye!

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Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Snapdragon on April 01, 2020, 06:51:07 AM
The usual sort of regrets; a big one for me was when I accidentally tore apart the neck seam on my childhood pony! It was "only" a Pony Bride, but since she's the one I've had since I was a kid, it was especially upsetting! I de-headed plenty of other Pony Brides, but somehow the only one from my childhood was an especially difficult battle, which I lost! :yikes:

There's of course the teenage-me attempts to 'restore' my childhood ponies, which involved curling their hair (in tiny frizzy ringlets with pipe cleaners!) which I would then re-brush... to get the tangles out, of course! :yikes: Yeah, some of my ponies bore the scars of THAT mistaken effort for a long time...
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Esbayne on April 01, 2020, 01:12:34 PM
WHOA that G2 is horrifying, lol! Never seen one without the eye paint before but yeesh!!

When I was 18, my mother up and decided she was moving to Kentucky to get away from her horrible husband, and I decided I was moving out on my own and staying in Idaho. I ended up getting rid of a ton of stuff because I couldn't take everything, I didn't have much space in my new place (was renting out a room) so I got rid of all my pony houses and accessories. I had soo much stuff too, a lot of it G1. Ponies were my favourite as a kid so I had tons of ponies and stuff for them. It was either take just the ponies or take nothing, I didn't have room for them... So I just left them at that house, with that horrible man.
I don't regret getting rid of it all, while it was all really cool stuff I just don't have the room or need for it all, I just wish it all could have gone back to collectors... I think about that often.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on April 01, 2020, 03:44:35 PM
WHOA that G2 is horrifying, lol! Never seen one without the eye paint before but yeesh!!

When I was 18, my mother up and decided she was moving to Kentucky to get away from her horrible husband, and I decided I was moving out on my own and staying in Idaho. I ended up getting rid of a ton of stuff because I couldn't take everything, I didn't have much space in my new place (was renting out a room) so I got rid of all my pony houses and accessories. I had soo much stuff too, a lot of it G1. Ponies were my favourite as a kid so I had tons of ponies and stuff for them. It was either take just the ponies or take nothing, I didn't have room for them... So I just left them at that house, with that horrible man.
I don't regret getting rid of it all, while it was all really cool stuff I just don't have the room or need for it all, I just wish it all could have gone back to collectors... I think about that often.

Sorry to hear that, you had to prioritise but it was a very harsh decision to have to make.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 01, 2020, 03:49:45 PM
WHOA that G2 is horrifying, lol! Never seen one without the eye paint before but yeesh!!

When I was 18, my mother up and decided she was moving to Kentucky to get away from her horrible husband, and I decided I was moving out on my own and staying in Idaho. I ended up getting rid of a ton of stuff because I couldn't take everything, I didn't have much space in my new place (was renting out a room) so I got rid of all my pony houses and accessories. I had soo much stuff too, a lot of it G1. Ponies were my favourite as a kid so I had tons of ponies and stuff for them. It was either take just the ponies or take nothing, I didn't have room for them... So I just left them at that house, with that horrible man.
I don't regret getting rid of it all, while it was all really cool stuff I just don't have the room or need for it all, I just wish it all could have gone back to collectors... I think about that often.

:hug:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponybookworm on April 01, 2020, 04:24:36 PM
WHOA that G2 is horrifying, lol! Never seen one without the eye paint before but yeesh!!

When I was 18, my mother up and decided she was moving to Kentucky to get away from her horrible husband, and I decided I was moving out on my own and staying in Idaho. I ended up getting rid of a ton of stuff because I couldn't take everything, I didn't have much space in my new place (was renting out a room) so I got rid of all my pony houses and accessories. I had soo much stuff too, a lot of it G1. Ponies were my favourite as a kid so I had tons of ponies and stuff for them. It was either take just the ponies or take nothing, I didn't have room for them... So I just left them at that house, with that horrible man.
I don't regret getting rid of it all, while it was all really cool stuff I just don't have the room or need for it all, I just wish it all could have gone back to collectors... I think about that often.
I lost a lot of stuff due to a bad incident in my 20s, including my ENTIRE childhood collection!!! So yep, I know that feeling xxx :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: IceCrystal02 on April 01, 2020, 05:16:13 PM
I remember doing a pony swap for a few weeks in my childhood. I lent out Posey (both Italian), and I received Applejack in return. You can imagine my horror when Posey came back "improved" by big yellow pen hearts all over her body!  :yikes:

Well, at least my friend had a guilty conscience and gifted me Applejack as compensation. She had just bought her then, so she didn't have time to "improve" her yet. Beautiful Applejack is still with me today, still with her factory curls, looking almost new.  :)
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: SailorEarth on April 01, 2020, 05:25:58 PM
When I was little I painted lips on my Bangles with nail polish. I only did it because I thought she wasn't a "real" MLP. I guess I thought the flocked ones weren't official? Elitist little 6 yr old me  :blush:

I still have her and I was able to remove most of the polish and apologize :heart:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Queen Sophie on April 01, 2020, 05:48:41 PM
WHOA that G2 is horrifying, lol! Never seen one without the eye paint before but yeesh!!

She is scary looking! Since my sister is home, I’ll let her fix it and allow her to make cute designs on her if she likes!
:art:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: cyberunicorn on April 01, 2020, 06:12:55 PM
Applying heat to beach balls colour changing strip in her main with out testing to see it it was ok first. Instantly melted.

Thank fully a good curl and you cannot tell when she is on display. Feel so bad cannot sell her on now after what i did.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: nessa16 on April 02, 2020, 06:19:16 PM
I accidently faded some fading pink hair ponies hair from pink to white :yikes:
This would probably make me cry.  I love the "fading pink" hair on ponies. 

I accidentally started rubbing the symbol off of my Star Dancer when I was cleaning her with a Magic Eraser.  I did not realize it was taking the paint off right away, so it looks like the symbol is worn.  I was so upset when I realized what I had done.  It still gives me a gut pang whenever I look at her.

First time I tried to take off the head of a pony with tail rust the head was glued on super securely and I thought I could loosen it with an exacto knife. I was too inexperienced and cut the neck plug clean off.

This is exactly why I have not cleaned the inside or fixed tail rust yet on any of my ponies.

I think that's about it on the sort of...damage mistake front? I suppose the only other 'mistakes' I've made were not buying ponies I came across and regretting it later. Like a $5 Munchy and a $20 barn full of G1s I passed up on when I wasn't actively collecting.
Is that like a Show Stable barn or like a real barn?!
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Heelys on April 02, 2020, 06:54:17 PM
I was nine years old in 2006, and getting into G1 ponies in addition to G3. I was visiting a friend and was amazed to see she had Mommy Sweet Celebrations, and since she didn't get played with, she was given to me. It was my first G1 pony, so once I finished cleaning it up and restoring it... I wrote "PROPERTY OF [FULL NAME]" aaaaallll across her left side under her symbol in sharpie. I was just so happy that I had a pony in my possession, even though I read all the collector websites about preservation I just wasn't thinking.

Ah well. Kids will be kids.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: brightberry on April 02, 2020, 07:31:07 PM
I was nine years old in 2006, and getting into G1 ponies in addition to G3. I was visiting a friend and was amazed to see she had Mommy Sweet Celebrations, and since she didn't get played with, she was given to me. It was my first G1 pony, so once I finished cleaning it up and restoring it... I wrote "PROPERTY OF [FULL NAME]" aaaaallll across her left side under her symbol in sharpie. I was just so happy that I had a pony in my possession, even though I read all the collector websites about preservation I just wasn't thinking.

Ah well. Kids will be kids.
OMG lol!
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Shadowperla on April 02, 2020, 09:50:19 PM
Distracted, erased parts from Goodie Gumdrop's symbol while acetone cleaning her.

And, worst, yellowwed A LOT of ponies cause book shelfs I use started staining :(
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: dragonfly on April 03, 2020, 04:16:58 PM
when I was a kid, Baby Seastar wouldn't float upright in the water like my adult seapony. Given that Wave Jumper's tail was weighted, logic followed that if I weighted Seastar's tail, she'd float.

So I went to the driveway (we had a gravel driveway) and found a good sized rock in a mud puddle and cut off her head with a contraband X-acto knife and wedged the rock into her tail. Except it didn't work and I could never get the rock out (it's still there). I squeezed it and bit it but no dice. lol.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: BlackCurtains on April 03, 2020, 04:24:50 PM
The usual stuff when I was a kid; played with my ponies in the bathtub and pool. My Baby Firefly has a big ink stain on her face from a pen that leaked in my toy chest. I think it makes her unique though, like a birthmark.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: dakotadarkhooves on April 03, 2020, 04:36:24 PM
I think that's about it on the sort of...damage mistake front? I suppose the only other 'mistakes' I've made were not buying ponies I came across and regretting it later. Like a $5 Munchy and a $20 barn full of G1s I passed up on when I wasn't actively collecting.
Is that like a Show Stable barn or like a real barn?!

It was one of the collector's carrying cases. I think there were at least ten ponies in it, though I don't remember which ones they were. Thankfully not a real barn! Goodness gracious, I don't think I could have passed that up even if I wasn't actively collecting at the time, hehe! What an amazing find that would be...a whole giant barn full of ponies.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponyfan on April 03, 2020, 08:07:06 PM
I accidently faded some fading pink hair ponies hair from pink to white :yikes:
This would probably make me cry.  I love the "fading pink" hair on ponies. 




I was really upset when I realized what I did especially to my Desert Rose and my SS Twilight. :wail: Dessert Rose was an honest mistake because I didn't realize she had fading pink at the time but I thought I was protecting SS Twilight and her hair faded anyway.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 03, 2020, 08:24:40 PM
I accidently faded some fading pink hair ponies hair from pink to white :yikes:
This would probably make me cry.  I love the "fading pink" hair on ponies. 




I was really upset when I realized what I did especially to my Desert Rose and my SS Twilight. :wail: Dessert Rose was an honest mistake because I didn't realize she had fading pink at the time but I thought I was protecting SS Twilight and her hair faded anyway.


Ponyfan

:grouphug:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponyfan on April 05, 2020, 04:38:11 PM
Thank you Leave a Whisper. :) It's one of the things I still kick myself for from time to time


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Taffeta on April 06, 2020, 12:23:54 PM
Thank you Leave a Whisper. :) It's one of the things I still kick myself for from time to time


Ponyfan

If it makes you feel better, I think sometimes it's also aging that fades these ponies. You can keep them in the dark, but if the pigment in the hair is weak, it will just fade with age. One of my SS ponies is also like this for no other reason, where others are absolutely fine.

I have a Sunblossom in the front of my cupboard and she gets a fair bit of light, but her hair has never changed a shade. But a pony that lived in the dark slowly lost hers...?

I dunno. But it may not have been your fault.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Ponyfan on April 06, 2020, 05:14:45 PM
Thank you Leave a Whisper. :) It's one of the things I still kick myself for from time to time


Ponyfan

If it makes you feel better, I think sometimes it's also aging that fades these ponies. You can keep them in the dark, but if the pigment in the hair is weak, it will just fade with age. One of my SS ponies is also like this for no other reason, where others are absolutely fine.

I have a Sunblossom in the front of my cupboard and she gets a fair bit of light, but her hair has never changed a shade. But a pony that lived in the dark slowly lost hers...?

I dunno. But it may not have been your fault.


Thanks Taffeta. That does make me feel better. :hug:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 06, 2020, 05:57:17 PM
After glueing one of my custom ponies hair (Baby Star Gleamer) I accidentally put it on it’s side and the seeped out landed on Princess Misty’s tail, Peach Blossom’s mane.

Well had to cut the glue from the mane and tail. Now I’ve got to plug the missing hair and glue the plugs in again.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: goddessofpeep on April 07, 2020, 02:20:25 AM
I had a *perfect* Baby Bowtie I had just washed and was letting air dry on the dining room table.  I decided to get lunch after washing the ponies.  That day's selection was frozen ravioli in tomato sauce.  I started eating, and accidentally dropped one ravioli back into the sauce.  Not much sauce splashed out, but enough did for a dot to hit Baby Bowtie on the shoulder who was about 2 feet away. 

And that's the day I learned pasta sauce can leave permanent stains on ponies, even if only in contact with the pony for a few seconds:/
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: bright rabbit 1 on April 13, 2020, 09:53:48 PM
Tried to remove the hair from Baby Nightsong, well the head broke in my hand; my forceps near enough pinched me.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: munchy on April 14, 2020, 02:43:33 AM
Mine is playlet related and I just discovered it the other day! I had two Dream Castles--one from my childhood and a random one I picked up along the way. A family friend asked if she could buy one for her daughter who was very into ponies at the time, so I grabbed the first one I found in the basement and gave it to her. It was nice bright pink and everything worked perfectly. I just dug the second one out of storage and it is rough! Faded, broken, basically a bait playset. I'm torn because I know for a fact that playset saw a TON of play time and has been very well loved, but I'm still bummed I'll have to upgrade my collection Dream Castle now. Ah well--at least I can still visit the nice one every now and then!
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 14, 2020, 02:46:38 AM
It’s not a drastic mistake, but I found for myself a princess royal purple at a shop. Her mane and tail were braided, so I figured I would just unbraid her hair when I washed and cleaned her up.
...yeah, turns out that braid was the only thing keeping her tail together. When I unbraided it, the whole thing just fell apart in my hands. I’m guessing it was some kid with scissors, but it gave me a fright, having pink hair and tinsels falling everywhere.

I don't think anybody could have predicted that. So not your fault.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: PrincessKittyDragon on April 15, 2020, 08:01:06 PM
This one is painful and I've actually cried about it multiple times before :sad:

Years ago I found a G3 Styling size Rarity at a garage sale, she had awful hair the frizziest I'd ever seen.
I tried everything, conditioner, fabric softener etc. I ended up trying a flat iron. I melted her hair :<
Back then I was obsessed with customizing so I decided it wasn't a big deal, I took out all her hair and even removed all her paint

She's still in my drawer at my parent's house completely blank. I was younger then around 15 so I didn't really occur to me what I had done. I was pretty dumb.

It still eats me up sometimes but my boyfriend surprised me with one he bought on ebay (she is gorgeous with perfect hair) so now it hurts a little less

I need to get her back someday and actually make something of her
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Snapdragon on April 15, 2020, 10:50:08 PM
This one is painful and I've actually cried about it multiple times before :sad:

Years ago I found a G3 Styling size Rarity at a garage sale, she had awful hair the frizziest I'd ever seen.
I tried everything, conditioner, fabric softener etc. I ended up trying a flat iron. I melted her hair :<
Back then I was obsessed with customizing so I decided it wasn't a big deal, I took out all her hair and even removed all her paint

She's still in my drawer at my parent's house completely blank. I was younger then around 15 so I didn't really occur to me what I had done. I was pretty dumb.

It still eats me up sometimes but my boyfriend surprised me with one he bought on ebay (she is gorgeous with perfect hair) so now it hurts a little less

I need to get her back someday and actually make something of her

Oh no, that's such a sad story! I have had similar events - just recently, I tried to flat iron a super-frizzy fakie ... yeah, now she has frizzy hair with a big nice MELTED CHUNK near the bottom. I was so upset I put her in a box to deal with later! :lmao: She'll probably just get a nice little mohawk - but lesson learned for sure! Luckily Rarity isn't too rare (ironically), so I hope you feel better now! :hug:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: PrincessKittyDragon on April 17, 2020, 05:42:20 PM
This one is painful and I've actually cried about it multiple times before :sad:

Years ago I found a G3 Styling size Rarity at a garage sale, she had awful hair the frizziest I'd ever seen.
I tried everything, conditioner, fabric softener etc. I ended up trying a flat iron. I melted her hair :<
Back then I was obsessed with customizing so I decided it wasn't a big deal, I took out all her hair and even removed all her paint

She's still in my drawer at my parent's house completely blank. I was younger then around 15 so I didn't really occur to me what I had done. I was pretty dumb.

It still eats me up sometimes but my boyfriend surprised me with one he bought on ebay (she is gorgeous with perfect hair) so now it hurts a little less

I need to get her back someday and actually make something of her

Oh no, that's such a sad story! I have had similar events - just recently, I tried to flat iron a super-frizzy fakie ... yeah, now she has frizzy hair with a big nice MELTED CHUNK near the bottom. I was so upset I put her in a box to deal with later! :lmao: She'll probably just get a nice little mohawk - but lesson learned for sure! Luckily Rarity isn't too rare (ironically), so I hope you feel better now! :hug:

Definitely lesson learned! I'm glad she wasn't rare because that would have just felt awful!
Frizzy pony hair is the bane of my existence, my ponies with frizzy hair I'm ashamed to say I kind of put them away too :lol:
I have a G3 Rainbow Flash who's hair is terrible that I still have to figure out
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: slyons on April 18, 2020, 12:49:46 AM
I tried to sunfade both Confetti AND Gingerbread  :yikes:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 18, 2020, 10:51:17 PM
Ugh! I accidentally cut into the wrong part of Rosedust's neck a little trying to get her head off.  :facepalm: :really:
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Aeryala on April 21, 2020, 10:41:05 PM
I got a Raincurl from the thrift store, nearly perfect except her head was a little yellowed.  After a day and a half in a sunny window, her head is so blindingly white that her body looks discolored now...    >_<
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Einhornbaby on April 21, 2020, 11:19:11 PM
"To remove the fur you need to boil your So Soft pony first!" .... and into the pot you go, Ribbon!! Well... yes, the fur came off.... XD and the bright yellow mane bled into the water and yay, it turned Ribbon into a bright green beauty :lmao: OMG, I can only imagine my face when that happened back then.  :shocked:

"To stop pony cancer from spreading you need to boil your pony!" ... did so. Burned my hand because, well... ponies are hollow. And there will be water INSIDE when you take it out of the boiling water  >_< . Also, no, I will never again use metal (!) pliers to get the pony out of the water and prevent myself from burning my hand. It WILL leave a mark. Poor Baby Tangles, still having that mark on her head 

:rain:


bonus : Got Dainty Dahlia, my first Perfume Puff Pony back then, and... tried to comb her. 50% of her mane broke off.  :shocked: :cry: Dry rot...
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: WaterDraw on April 27, 2020, 09:26:52 PM
I stored a near mint Twilight in a plastic bin with my Monster High dolls. I don't know what it was in the bin, but something rubbed off on her. Now her blush has a bright red mark on it :( It isn't noticeable from a distance because it's just red on red, but when you get close you can totally see it.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: SpaceButtPonies on April 28, 2020, 12:50:39 PM
This one still gets me.

I found wild ponies at the thrift store for first time ever! I was so excited I bought them all! One I was most interested in was Flower Bouquet! Still has factory curls, hair was faded but not completely white!
I took them home to give them all a proper cleaning. I even invited a couple friends over to show them what I found. In the middle of me cleaning them my power goes out because of a storm. We all lit small tea candles around the house and a few on the table I was using to clean the ponies.... well... that was huge mistake!
My friend asked if they could look at Flower Bouquet, Sure! Looked at her and placed her next to a candle and lit poor Flower Bouquet's hair on fire! :yikes:
I was so upset I cried lol!
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Duenia on April 28, 2020, 05:03:58 PM
Accidently cut through Tiddlywink's neck plug white try to pry it off due to stubborn glue.

Found a bunch of MLP at a yard sale, took the ponies but left all the accessories because I didn't know what they were. I do now and could cry.

My biggest regret was I saw a MOC G2 Blondie on ebay for like $90 and didn't buy her because I thought she was a fake - I had yet to learn about variants.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Shimmer Mist on April 29, 2020, 06:24:35 AM
When I was just getting back into collecting, I knew very little about restoration and I decided to clean my G1 Sugarberry's whole body with a magic eraser. Thankfully, I didn't scrub too hard but her symbol definitely isn't as crisp as it should be. She's still passable on a shelf but when you look at her up close you can tell. The strawberries look hazy and some of the tiny vines were rubbed off. It bugs me even more knowing that I kept her in pretty great shape for years despite being a pony I played with as a kid.

The second two involve acetone. I was trying to clean off some "eyeshadow" on a well-loved G3 Denim Blue and like a dummy I swiped right over one of her eyes with a q-tip. She was already bait but I was hoping to clean her up as best I could instead of prepping her to be custom fodder. Same for some cheek blush on a G1, don't remember who at the moment. Unfortunately she wasn't as baity as Denim Blue so I regret that one a lot more.
Title: Re: Pony Mistakes
Post by: Leave a Whisper on April 29, 2020, 03:28:48 PM
This one still gets me.

I found wild ponies at the thrift store for first time ever! I was so excited I bought them all! One I was most interested in was Flower Bouquet! Still has factory curls, hair was faded but not completely white!
I took them home to give them all a proper cleaning. I even invited a couple friends over to show them what I found. In the middle of me cleaning them my power goes out because of a storm. We all lit small tea candles around the house and a few on the table I was using to clean the ponies.... well... that was huge mistake!
My friend asked if they could look at Flower Bouquet, Sure! Looked at her and placed her next to a candle and lit poor Flower Bouquet's hair on fire! :yikes:
I was so upset I cried lol!

Oh no! :hug:
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