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Re: Plays with Ponies: The Toy Thread

Post by Wylie (?) » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:20 pm

I'm going to have to test these out, I think. For science.
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Post by Captain Kirk (?) » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:21 pm

Someone would want a configuration other than supremely huggable?

Fluttershy pitty the foo! :glare:

Ponies were made for hugging, though lack of marshmallow pony is perplexing. :ponder:
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Post by Venusy (?) » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:25 pm

Hyper!!! wrote:You get to decide! :yay:

Are you saying that I can make a Pinkie that looks like the exploding ones in Too Many Pinkie Pies? :v:
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Post by SoundMonkey44 (?) » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:29 pm

Are the Rainbow Dash plush on Build-A-Bears website yet, cause i'm totally gonna order me one... My Mental & Physical health demands it! *I know that sounds pitiful but thats my story & i'm sticking to it!
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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:45 pm

I pre-ordered a Twilight :yay: I hope they eventually do all the Mane 6, because those ones are really nice and not obscenely priced.
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Post by Quanta (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:47 am

I want a Twilight, but I have to wait until Friday. I hope they're still available by then. :fluttersmith:
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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:51 am

They're pre-orders for June. I imagine that they haven't even gone into production yet, and they opened up pre-sales because they had no idea how many to make. This way they get some info and don't risk A) making a hundred and disappointing a thousand people or B) making ten thousand and having a ton sitting around unsold.
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Post by Throbulator (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:09 pm

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Taobao is suddenly swarming with derpies. I kind of wish that was my pony shelf. :-D
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Post by Unikitty (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:50 pm

Pony Factory Factory wrote:They're pre-orders for June. I imagine that they haven't even gone into production yet, and they opened up pre-sales because they had no idea how many to make. This way they get some info and don't risk A) making a hundred and disappointing a thousand people or B) making ten thousand and having a ton sitting around unsold.


But since you pay via PayPal, I think you are charged right away. So if you don't have the money now (like me and I presume the other worriers) you might not get one later. Unless they don't put the charge through until later, but I don't want to risk triggering an overdraft to find out. :pinkieshrug:
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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:29 pm

Throbulator wrote:Taobao is suddenly swarming with derpies. I kind of wish that was my pony shelf. :-D

Kinda makes me wonder if they're going to do another run of them. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those, but not at the eBay prices.

I need one of those, a white Celestia, and an Applejack to make my Fashion Style collection complete. Maybe the Applejack will be re-released too. :pinkieshrug:
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Post by Captain Kirk (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:38 pm

Derpy is part of the Fan Favorite collection #2, due to be released at Toys R Us later this year.
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Post by Throbulator (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:42 pm

I wouldn't mind if they did another run on fashion style Derpy, hopefully at a cheaper price.

Preview edit: Sweet christmas! :-D

I found some other interesting ponies at taobao. Looks like we'll be getting a Mrs. Cake brushie, hopefully there's going to be a Mr. Cake too. Also I found a mystery foal I don't think I've seen before.
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Post by SoundMonkey44 (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:49 pm

Wonder if the Mystery foal could be the cakes niece? or they are just expanding the line to include fillies, which could be good, might improve our chances of getting Babs Seed, Twist & Silver Spoon Brushables! *knockonwood*
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Post by Perpetual Lurker (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:52 pm

It's weird what details they'll decide to get right and what ones they'll ignore. They actually bothered to give Mrs. Cake unique eyes to match her signature facial expression on the show, but not to alter the mold to fit her unique body model. I guess applying paint a bit differently costs a hell of a lot less than making a new mold. It's just interesting to see them care at all about consistency, given their track record.
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Post by Adelor Lyon (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:55 pm

Captain Kirk wrote:Derpy is part of the Fan Favorite collection #2, due to be released at Toys R Us later this year.

Those are the standard three-inch tall "Playful Ponies" collection. The ones in that pic above (and the original release) are the six-inch "Fashion Style" models. Besides the size, the Fashion Style ponies have larger wings with a third stack of feathers.

Of course I'll be picking up the Fan Favorite collection pack, too. I doubt they'll give Derpy a name on the packaging, but if they do, I think "Fan Favorite" would be a cute name for her.
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I'll use a couple of pushpins with blue balls on the end of them to simulate her earrings from the show.
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Post by The Doctor (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:57 pm

Agreed. It would have been nice if they made her more portly.

It is nice to see a toy for her though, because it 100% confirms that she's going to play a bigger part in the show and that Egophiliac is now on staff.

100% :gotcha:
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Post by Captain Kirk (?) » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:12 pm

Making her portly would have likely added millions to the production cost, due to the need for new molds to be machined.

As for the Derpys, I'm not familiar with the different brushables, so I didn't know those were different. I wonder if the factory that made the SDCC special is running some "4th Shift" production runs of them :gotcha:
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Post by Unikitty (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:12 am

SoundMonkey44 wrote:Wonder if the Mystery foal could be the cakes niece? or they are just expanding the line to include fillies, which could be good, might improve our chances of getting Babs Seed, Twist & Silver Spoon Brushables! *knockonwood*


What about Diamond Tiara? I need a brushie size version of Ponyville's own J. Jonah Jameson. She needs pictures! Pictures of Mare Do Well!

Also why do we not have a Diamond Tiara smiley? :rainbert: She's perfect for expressing snottiness, snobbery, and general brattiness.
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Post by Kronos (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:39 am

Throbulator wrote:I wouldn't mind if they did another run on fashion style Derpy, hopefully at a cheaper price.

Preview edit: Sweet christmas! :-D

I found some other interesting ponies at taobao. Looks like we'll be getting a Mrs. Cake brushie, hopefully there's going to be a Mr. Cake too. Also I found a mystery foal I don't think I've seen before.
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She's in the same favorites set as Derpy
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Post by Obi (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:45 am

Kronos wrote:She's in the same favorites set as Derpy

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Oh. That's neat! I never noticed that before. The colored lighting must have thrown me off.

I might actually wind up getting that Mrs. Cake brushie. I really like how the eyes came out. And she can keep my Pinkie brushy company.
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Post by Unikitty (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:33 pm

I forgot what was in the Fan Favorite 2 set. :-I
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Post by NostalgiaSchmaltz (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:21 pm

Oh wow, they used a modified eye for once on Mrs.Cake there. Neat.

I'll stick to my custom, though. :gotcha:
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Post by Obi (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:24 pm

Oh man! Your Mrs. Cake looks stressed out. She needs a vacation.
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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:25 pm

Nice G3 logo too :iamapony:
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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:12 pm

Hey thread, anyone want to see a knock-off from Wal-mart's "Miscellaneous worthless Easter trinkets, some of which may or may not have jack to do with Easter" department?

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Post by Heather Breckel (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:13 pm

I'm a little scared of where that blue piece of plastic is supposed to go on the pony...
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Post by agradify (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:14 pm

In her mouth! :party:

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Post by Pineapple (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:14 pm

Pretty sure that's the brush.
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Post by Obi (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:15 pm

It's a shoulder mounted laser gun.
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Post by londonarbuckle (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:19 pm

Pineapple wrote:Pretty sure that's the brush.


Piney is correct! :spike101:
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Post by Pineapple (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:21 pm

I'm gonna have to take a look at those, the hair looks rather nice for a fakie. Might make good bait after taking the flocking off.
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Post by Wylie (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:28 pm

Are you proposing to go fishing with the fake pony?
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Post by Obi (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:29 pm

Bait means that it'll be used as the start for a custom pony. I think.
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Post by Pineapple (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:38 pm

ob2kenobi wrote:Bait means that it'll be used as the start for a custom pony. I think.


Ding ding ding! :-P
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Post by Boss McBiggen (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:43 pm

It kinda looks like an old timey paintbrush. :v:
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Post by SoundMonkey44 (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:50 pm

Wylie wrote:Are you proposing to go fishing with the fake pony?



Best not, you catch the strangest things when you use such bait.

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Post by BackgroundPony (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Anyone know if there's a way to get that nice Luna that toys r us has outside of buying that fifty dollar set of various ponies it comes with? It's impressively show-accurate but that's a steep price for a set with only one really desirable piece. From what I recall, the rest were all mane 6 recolors. :-/
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Post by Venusy (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:02 pm

You mean the Nightmare Moon? I don't think there's a way to get the current one separately outside of eBay, and that will probably cost something similar by itself to what the set does.

However, I didn't know (or remember) it until researching for this post, but they are apparently making a talking version, which will presumably be sold separately.
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EDIT: If it is Luna you want, they've started selling a pack with her and Rarity over here (as well as Pinkie and Celestia, and apparently there's meant to be a Princess Twilight and Dash one but I haven't seen it). :pinkieshrug:

EDIT 2: Actually, the Nightmare Moons seem to be readily accessible on eBay from Chinese sellers.
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Post by Wildfire (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:45 pm

I swear if they give that NMM the same sayings Celestia has.... :rage:
Her show quotes or nothing.
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Post by BackgroundPony (?) » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:13 pm

Yeah, the NMM one, sorry. I don't know if I'd want a talky one ever. They're just too ridiculous and the quotes are always horrible. And my cat would probably knock it off the shelf and bat it around and I would hear "Oh my hair is so pretty!" all night long. :bluh:
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