Toys. Yeah, I know you want and/or already own some ponies. Maybe you just picked up a Happy Meal, or maybe you got one of everything during Toys R Us' buy-one-get-one promotion (ends today!) Maybe you've been collecting them for years. Fact is, this show was made to sell us toys. Yay toys!
You can get some of the MLP:FIM (aka Generation 4) ponies just about anywhere, but they'll probably be mixed in with the previous run of ponies. You can identify the previous run (G 3.5) easily because they are completely awful looking.
The G4's are still kind of wildly inaccurate, at least when it comes to the ponies with brushable hair. The molded ones (in the big giftset or the tiny 2" figures) are pretty nice, as long as you don't mind Celestia being pink and...not owning Fluttershy? I've heard tell the 2" figures are supposed to be sold seperately, but I've never seen them in anything other than a 4 pack, and even then, I've only found them at midwestern retail chain Meijer. As for the soft-haired ponies, their horrible out-of-packge hair styles are nothing a good condition and boil-perm can't fix. You can even cut their hair if you're feeling brave and/or are not an obsessive collector.
As for upcoming toys, check out the pics from the new york toy fair: http://toyfair11.asmzine.com/gallery/ha ... index.html
Most of these are pretty meh-worthy but Cheerilee's schoolhouse looks pretty cute.
And as for the long and sugary history of MLP, MLPLand is a pretty nifty database for pretty much every pony up through the end of G3.5.
So yeah. Ponies show and tell. What'd you get, where'd you get it, and how embarrassed where you?
- Joined: Feb 14, 2011
- Location: Michigan