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For Sale - For Auction / G1, G3, and other vintage toys
« on: February 15, 2024, 08:25:54 AM »
Hey all! I've just relaunched my vintage toy shop after it sat dormant for four years, and I have a lot of items to sell! In addition to ponies (G1 and G3 at the moment), I have a variety of other vintage toys, such as Trolls, Polly Pocket, Sylvanian Families, and more. Items will continue to be listed over the coming days/weeks. Thanks for taking a look!! :lol:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/deerandmagpie

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Pony Brag Arena / Re: Arena Anniversary Prize!!
« on: January 28, 2024, 01:50:37 PM »
YAY it arrived!
The Jellytip block is based on a very famous Icecream here but it does convert well to chocolate!

I looked that up and it looks tasty! Too bad ice cream doesn't ship too well. :lol: Guess I'll just have to visit New Zealand someday!

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Pony Brag Arena / Arena Anniversary Prize!!
« on: January 25, 2024, 12:56:43 PM »
Every day for a couple weeks, I've been saying, "when will my New Zealand chocolate arrive?? :(" (really, you can ask my family about how much I was anticipating this :lol:). Well, a couple days ago, it finally did arrive! Thank you, Loa!!

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I cannot emphasize enough how BIG those chocolate bars are. They are huge! And Loa even threw in some gummies since I mentioned living with people who can't eat dairy. The Tweats chocolates have fizzy candies inside, which is not something I've ever had in chocolate before. I love them!

I thought my photo on the old shipping crate chest was a bit sad-looking, so I set up a little photo shoot with the new HQG1C candy boy, too.

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Now that looks properly festive!

Thanks again, Loa!! I'm glad to have been part of the arena for so long. :lovey:

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Pony Corral / Re: How can I fix or restore this vintage pony sign???
« on: January 11, 2024, 10:07:19 AM »
Unfortunately, things like this were never meant to last and they age terribly. Art museums are actually struggling with preserving art pieces made of plastic, in fact! So I'm going to turn to my art background and suggest that you get acid-free board (such as book binding boards, just make sure it specifies acid-free) and acid-free book binding glue. Cut the boards to the same size as the sign and glue them together at a right angle (making the same shape as the sign - you're making a strong backing for it). Once it's dried, glue the sign to the backing. I usually hesitate to permanently glue things like this, but I think it badly needs the structural support, as it looks very fragile.

You will also need to keep it out of the light as much as possible. Sunlight is particularly bad, but from what I understand, even artificial light can be damaging to plastic. Keeping it away from sunlight should be a priority, anyway. Good luck!!

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Pony Corral / Re: What did you get for Christmas?!
« on: January 03, 2024, 01:21:12 PM »
I got Aurora and the RaMC minis! The minis are so cute in person, although some of their eyes are printed in not quite the right place (Moondancer's are way up above where they should be, haha). :lol: Still love them, though!

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Flowersinherhair, Basic Fun sent me a list of specialty shops by state that was supposed to carry these, but this list never mentioned Books a Million as a distributor.  In my state, Georgia, they only listed like six shops that would carry them, with only one in driving distance for me.  That store said that they had them on order, to be shipped early Nov., and that they would call me when they came in.  They never called me, I found them at Books A Million, and so I said forget that little specialty store.  They were probably discriminating against me and threw out my number because I’m an old fat dude who collects toys.  I deleted the email unfortunately.  Maybe if you contact Basic Fun they can send you the distributor list?

I do have the CT and FL list because I texted a copy of those states to a friend.

Oh, that's a great idea to contact Basic Fun - I didn't realize they would help people find them like that!

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Have the blind boxes been seen at any other US stores? I don't have a Books A Million near me and I'd rather not have to buy a bunch of extras online to try to get them all. It seems weird that so few retailers have picked them up - not many places have them even online.

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Pony Corral / Re: And the Winners are...
« on: November 28, 2023, 06:44:57 AM »
Oh wow, I never win things! And I've won CHOCOLATE, which is very exciting for me, haha! Thank you!!!  :frolic:

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Pony Corral / Re: Basic Fun 2023 New Releases: Celestials! RaMC Figures!
« on: September 08, 2023, 05:08:51 AM »
I decided on just two of them. Milkyway and Aurora. I don't know why amazon has Polaris $10 more than that other three.

I was frustrated by this too, and I think it must have been a typo that slipped through? There's no reason why she should be more expensive. I actually submitted a "report incorrect product information" form (it's under the product info in the listing) - I selected "I have an issue with the price" and then chose "other" which gives you a slot to write in and tell them you think they made a mistake. Maybe if a bunch of people do this, they might fix the price issue?

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Pony Brag Arena / Re: Rescuing the nastiest (free!) ponies ever
« on: May 24, 2023, 03:47:05 PM »
Okay, they're all cleaned up! They're honestly still in poor condition (yellowed, animal chew damage, stains, and Sweet Pop has bad hair and both her eye jewels are crunched), but this was more about the experience than getting mint ponies. :P

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Sweet Pop has never really been on my radar because her color scheme doesn't do anything for me, so I'm thinking it'd be fun to give her a custom rehair and new eye gems! And Sprinkles I will likely sell at some point.

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Pony Brag Arena / Re: Rescuing the nastiest (free!) ponies ever
« on: May 23, 2023, 05:22:35 PM »
Thanks, everyone! I think they'll be ready for their "after" shots tomorrow.

Well rescued!!! Congrats on the finds!!! I look forward to seeing them clean & full of life again xxx

Ohhh I'm sure they're full of life already.  :lookround:

Ahahaha I am working hard to reduce the amount of life in these ponies!! :lol:

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Pony Brag Arena / Rescuing the nastiest (free!) ponies ever
« on: May 22, 2023, 02:49:49 PM »
Okay, I'm sure someone has found nastier ponies, but these are the worst I've gotten my hands on!

I haven't posted in ages, but this warrants making an appearance. I often check the free section of craigslist, but generally I'm hoping to find farm supplies or furniture. There was a normal post about a barn clean-out, but when I opened the first image I spied a familiar shape...

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Enhance!

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I went the next day and got to poke around in the barn - I think many of the things in there hadn't been touched in at least ten or twenty years, judging by the thick layer of dirt on everything. Poor Sweet Pop was luckily still there, and I found an equally grimy Sprinkles in a box of other toys!

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They are definitely not going to clean up gorgeously - they have physical damage and stains and other problems, but it was so much fun to find these abandoned in a barn and get to rescue them. It's so rare to find G1s in the wild these days, especially for free!

I'll post an update after they're cleaned up!

EDIT Fixed images!

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Toy Box & Games Cupboard / Re: Kitty in my Pocket Birth Certificates
« on: September 09, 2020, 08:15:41 AM »
I posted them over on the IMP forum in case they might be interesting to other IMP collectors. I really wish that forum was more active, too, so I guess I'm being the change I want to see, haha!

Yes, toys with history are so cool to see! I remember buying a pony at a pony fair years ago that had initials written under the hoof and the seller said something like, "Ugh it's such a shame, parents shouldn't allow kids to do that," and I was like, "What?? No, I love it!"

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Toy Box & Games Cupboard / Re: Kitty in my Pocket Birth Certificates
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:44:49 AM »
Oh wow, this is so sweet! And it's nice to see someone treating what kids wrote on their stuff as special rather than "flaws." I can get you photos of mine later, although I don't think I always filled out the birth certificates.

I was about to ask you if you knew about the 90s IMP forum, but I just went there and saw you posted there too!

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bump - added new listings!

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