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Title: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: Oneleo1 on January 20, 2012, 03:19:56 AM
So here is a question for you -

Do FF ponies have the same year on their feet as their CF counterparts (For example FF Blossom vs CF Blossom)? I would suspect the years would be different as the molds are different, but I've never thought about it until now ;)

Can anyone confirm or reject this for me?

Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: FantasticFirefly on January 20, 2012, 04:13:54 AM
That pose seems to have been re-sculpted a few times. But, always was still stamped with 82'

FF
2ndWide hoof
3rdLong skinny leg (I see peachy's and lemon drops most often like this)
4th (not as wide at base of feet as first)
5 Swirly Sculpt

Compare a later issue MO collector pony (more vibrant colours), to an older one (duller colours). You'll notice differences in the legs especially.
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: fingerpaints on January 20, 2012, 04:15:36 AM
O.o I never knew that there were that many regular versions of the CP ponies :)
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: Oneleo1 on January 20, 2012, 04:16:23 AM
so are the years all the same FantasticFirefly?
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: kittybethy on January 20, 2012, 04:53:03 AM
Wow! The things you learn.
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: FantasticFirefly on January 20, 2012, 05:23:11 AM
Yeah, all the same date. Give me a bit I'll get a photo.... Looks like I'll have to dig a few out to show what I mean. The legs are definitely different between them. I don't know if I kept any long legged versions (thought they were ugly.). But I think I have an earlier issue, and later issue to compare.

Edit to add: 
These are all I have access to here. :( The only ponies I have on me are recent buys. Hopefully someone else knows what I'm talking about.
1) Lemon Drop - Later issue Pat Pend removed, 1982, China stamp
2) Bluebelle - Later MO issue- 1982 Hong Kong
3) FF Bluebelle - 1982 Hong Kong
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The skinny legged ones (Peachy) I've seen were only stamped on two feet if I remember correctly. The ones I found had horrible hair. seemed sloppily rooted, and pitch straight. refused to go to that nice bob. And I could have sworn there are also CP ponies with narrower legs.... I remember being super picky putting together my sets so that the eyepaint matched from pony to pony. Only to be frustrated that some had slightly different bodies.
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: ponyluv85m on January 20, 2012, 07:46:13 AM
good question I never thought about it. Thanks for the info too.
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: Oneleo1 on January 20, 2012, 10:05:04 PM
So here is another question then - are all FF ponies Made in Hong Kong? Or were they made in China as well?
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: FantasticFirefly on January 20, 2012, 10:12:52 PM
The others should all be Hong Kong. That China stamp LD is from the MO playset ponies. :)
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: Oneleo1 on January 20, 2012, 11:16:54 PM
So the FF ponies say Hong Kong, do all of the collector pose CF ponies say Hong Kong too? Or are they China?

If they are China, then there will be an easy way to tell the 2 apart when looking just at a description. But if they both say Hong Kong, that does not help in the search for FF ponies ;)
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: FantasticFirefly on January 20, 2012, 11:51:25 PM
All my CF collector ponies are stamped Hong Kong. :)
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: yum-yum on January 21, 2012, 12:21:07 AM
Just to help clearify Firefly

Issue I, FF pony, all original 6, HK
Peachy is also released as FF

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Issue II, CF pony, redesigned (because FF easily tips over), all original 6, HK

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Issue II, CF pony Cotton Candy and Blossom, sold in the set with Seashell, Applejack, etc, HK
Lemondrop and Peachy have a slightly diffrent pose, only front two hooves stamped, HK


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Issue III, MO set, more vibrant colors then issue II, all original 6, HK


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Issue IIII, Swirly Whirly, HK or china


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Issue V, China stamp instead of HK, only lemon drop and peachy sport this stamp




Is this a good summary Firefly? Feel free to modify it ;)
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: FantasticFirefly on January 21, 2012, 12:41:46 AM
Yes, except peachy. Don't know about her. As far as I know it's just the lemon drop (from the MO set with pink sprinkles, majesty, etc) that is stamped China.
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: Oneleo1 on January 21, 2012, 01:04:35 AM
Well that blows my idea that you might be able to distinguish between FF and CF with the years and made in stamps on their feet.

Oh Hasbro, why did you have to produce the CF and FF both in HK in the same year? :P
Title: Re: Interesting question regarding FF ponies
Post by: butterflybuttons on January 21, 2012, 03:19:27 AM
That's really interesting!
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