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The Thrift Store Mimic!
« on: October 04, 2021, 04:28:13 PM »
It's been ages since I've been on the Arena. Hi everyone!  :blush:

For various reasons, I had sort of drifted away from Pony collecting for a bit--I think a big part of it was my focus shifting to doll collecting, and life in general. However, I do visit my local thrift store semi-regularly, and I always check for ponies...you know, just in case.

Back in March, I found Mimic--yes, Mimic--of all ponies, in a bag, on the floor, for $3.99. I actually gasped and snapped up the bag. I had always liked her (I love unicorns, neon colors, and parrots), but accepted that I would probably never have her in my collection, as I rarely buy ponies online and try to just find them locally. And as you all probably know, Mimic tends to go for a price out of the budget of most. However, here was one of the rarest ponies out there, in my local haunt, in a bag, on the floor, unnoticed.

Recently I've been going through my collection in storage and rediscovering my love of ponies, which is why I am finally sharing this story. I guess the moral is that even when you think you won't or can't achieve your dreams, opportunity may appear as a bag on the floor behind a pile of junk....and now, she rules from her throne on my bookshelf. Whenever I think I just can't seem to catch a break with work or my health, there she is, reminding me fortune still smiles on me sometimes.

I hope you all find your dream ponies too! And I hope you're all doing ok despite everything. I apologize if this story is too mushy, I just wanted to spread some positivity. :)

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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 04:31:16 PM »
I love stories like these so much!  Thanks for sharing  :biggrin:
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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 04:33:44 PM »
Wow!  Sweet find!  Of course, I always think it's exciting to find a G1 in the wild but to find your grail (no matter which one it is) makes it even better!  :newpony:

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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 04:58:38 PM »
So exciting!! It's fun seeing her still pop-up. *Rubs hand on post for good luck*
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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 08:37:28 PM »
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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2021, 11:03:46 PM »
That right there was the best luck. She looks in great condition too!!! Congrats xxx
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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2021, 11:21:38 PM »
That's an Amazing find and wonderful background story!!!! What I'm really happy for is that you found your Love for Ponies again! Its always sad to hear that someone lost there love for ponies but to hear that they found it again is just Awesome!!! I hope you keep finding more Great finds like Mimic at that Thrift store!!!  :happy: :hope:
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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2021, 11:44:57 PM »
What an awesome story! It brings us all hope that we could be that lucky someday! :biggrin: Congrats!

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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2021, 11:47:36 PM »
wow, congrats!
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Re: The Thrift Store Mimic!
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 01:30:31 AM »
Such a lucky find!! I never thought I'd hear of a Mimic for that little!!
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