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Title: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: glitterball on July 07, 2020, 03:06:42 PM
I was supposed to pop to the supermarket, I did a detour to a neighbouring town and - what? - one of their charity stores was open! So of course I had to investigate...  :cool:

Wearing my mask, I gingerly went inside, only a couple of other customers within... my first charity shop visit since March! I did a quick scan, got slightly tempted by some Sylvanian Families furniture but decided not to get it and leave... as I did so, I passed a whole heap of recent donations and sat RIGHT ON TOP was A G1 PONY!

Behold - below a freshly scrubbed and disinfected Happyglow!

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Happyglow was also wearing Tex's hat, so I thought perhaps he was amongst the donations too, the shop lady did a rummage for me but no other ponies were there - these were as yet un-quarantined donations. I REALLY wanted Happyglow and agreed that I was OK with handling her. I always travel with hand-gel so I felt OK in that respect.

£1 - what a bargain!

Her body is near-mint (it was so clean & smooth that at first I was unsure if she was a fakie) her hair is silky at the roots but beginning to get dry at the ends - I need to do a decent spa treatment later on.

I haven't yet tested the glow-in-the-dark functionality yet, perhaps something fun to try tonight with my kid!  :biggrin:

What a fab bit of pony luck, eh? I felt really lucky and it gave me happy feelings, even when later I was stood in an EPIC queue at the supermarket...  :newpony:
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: LadyAmalthea on July 07, 2020, 03:37:11 PM
Congrats...what a lucky find! I so look forward to the day I can scour the many charity shops and antique malls we have in my area for ponies; 3 kids under 5 + those kind of shops = bad combination. In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through everyone's posts here!

I hope her glow function works for you...these ponies are so cool!
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: kingluke on July 07, 2020, 04:17:30 PM
So lucky! I'm very happy for you :)
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on July 07, 2020, 05:34:42 PM
OOOOOOO congrats! very sweet set, one of my favorites!  I had it complete once :)
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: SunPony on July 07, 2020, 06:18:54 PM
What an amazing find!  Major congrats on finding her, and in such nice condition :)
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Safflower on July 07, 2020, 06:45:27 PM
She looks lovely! Congrats :)
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 07, 2020, 07:21:03 PM
Super-congrats on the find! Did you also snag the hat?
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: orangepeachmango on July 07, 2020, 07:31:15 PM
What an awesome find!! I have yet to brave any thrift stores.... hoping my pony luck is as good as yours!
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: IceCrystal02 on July 07, 2020, 09:09:50 PM
Oooh, congrats, what a great find!  :)
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: slyons on July 07, 2020, 10:21:13 PM
So nice to hear that people are still having G1 luck, and what a lucky detour to take before having to deal with the supermarket! Congrats on Happy Glow, she looks lovely.
Did you take the hat too?
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: glitterball on July 08, 2020, 08:29:02 AM
Thanks everyone!  :)

And yes, as Happyglow was already wearing Tex's hat, it came as part of the purchase, too! Pony + hat for a grand total of £1.

I forgot to photograph it as it was drying out after being disinfected  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Ponybookworm on September 27, 2020, 09:16:04 AM
Better condition than my Happyglow, congrats!!!
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: glitterball on October 06, 2020, 08:05:19 AM
Thank you  ^.^

I can't believe how great condition Happyglow is in!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Bathtub on November 30, 2020, 03:01:08 AM
The glow in the dark  phosphorescent color of the plastic is imbedded in the structure of the plastic. It will continue to glow in the dark until the plastic degrades to the point where it is a different color, which will be centuries.
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Taffeta on December 01, 2020, 09:29:32 PM
This is a really late reply to this post but congrats!
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Leave a Whisper on December 01, 2020, 10:04:31 PM
What a terrific find! Love the GnS girls. They're one of the best sets ever made. She's so cute.
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Artemesia's Garden on December 03, 2020, 12:33:30 AM
Still worth saying congratulations! I've never found a G1 in the wild let alone someone as interesting as Happy Glow.
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: eveningstar79 on December 05, 2020, 11:39:41 PM
That's an amazing find! She's beautiful!
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Carebearnmbr46 on January 03, 2021, 05:38:46 AM
That’s awesome!!!  She’s really nice still!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: starrynights on January 04, 2021, 04:04:11 AM
She's gorgeous!! Congrats! I love GITD
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: Carebearnmbr46 on January 09, 2021, 12:22:47 PM
The glow in the dark  phosphorescent color of the plastic is imbedded in the structure of the plastic. It will continue to glow in the dark until the plastic degrades to the point where it is a different color, which will be centuries.
Bathtub, I didn’t know it could last so long!  :shocked:
Title: Re: Very unexpected in-the-wild G1 find - Happyglow!
Post by: reanna-mator on January 11, 2021, 12:48:43 AM
Love that good luck! <3 Congrats!
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