Friday, December 28, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 9: Error Rarity

Rarity # 05 – loves to give her friends great advice.
You might notice something a little odd about this Rarity.  And no I did not photograph the wrong side- this is a 100% genuine blank flank Rarity. It's too bad she isn't sealed in see-through packaging or something because I won't ever really be able to prove she came out of the package like this. I guess you will just have to trust my word when I say she did. Perhaps her great advice is that cutie marks are very last season!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 8: Electric Sky

Electric Sky # 15 - has so many smart ideas to share

Here's a bright idea. Time for me to start posting ponies again! While I like the Sparkleness of the Wave 4 electric sky I must admit that I like the blue/yellow here as well.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to all of my readers! This is the card I sent out to all of my pony friends this year. I found a really cool "shimmer" card stock that made it even more festive and I was really thrilled with how it came out. Next year I might do a few different versions.

I've just gotten in a shipment of pre-orders from BBTS (big bad toy store) so be prepared for lots of new pony pictures in 2013!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 7: Magnet Bolt

Today we have one attractive pony!

Magnet Bolt # 20 – attracts a lot of attention wherever she goes.

"Attractive" get it? I feel like I am listening to old pokemon jokes or something here and I know it's cheesy but I actually love the pony puns people come up with. Also the red and blue magnet colors are just really cute on a pony. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 6 - Berry Green

Ahhhhhhhh! More pinkish purple (or would it be purplish pink) ponies.

Berry Green # 12 – has lots of friends she can always count on.

Berry green has some unfortunate coloring. Seriously Hasbro, why can't I get a cute green pony? Her name has green in it! She should be green!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 5 - Cherry Spices

Another unicorn today!

Cherry Spices # 14 – Loves to bake and make up yummy recipes.

Cherry spices is a repeat pony from the first wave of blind bags but she has switched from the Rarity mold to the Twilight Sparkle mold seen here. I personally prefer this version. I am really hoping we get to see a brushable size or a cameo of her in the background as I really love her colors. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 4 - Twilight Velvet

Twilight Velvet # 10 – loves writing stories about adventure.

Hooray! Today is a special edition pony. It may be difficult to tell in the photo but Twilight Velvet has a 3Dish star in her cutie mark. I admit that I light the "sparkly clear" version better, this reminds me of G1 Glory.

See, I'm not making it up!
Now I kind of wish I had a second one so I could customize it!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Error Pony: Cheerilee

Quite a while back I won another error pony on ebay. I got it in the mail and put it.... somewhere before I could take photos. Just a few days ago I happened to find it (of all the places sitting on a shelf will all of the other ponies).

This Cheerilee is not terribly different from her standard counterpart with the exception that she is factory sealed with a blue tail.

I also noticed that her purple plastic color was significantly different from the Cheerilee set that comes with the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 3 - Crimson Gala

Crimson Gala #16 – gives everyone treats when she visits.

Poor Crimson Gala seems to have the worst paint job possible.  It's a little hard to tell in this photo (and that's one reason I chose it) but her eyes are slightly mis-stamped as well. *sigh* I just don't think I dig the pink/green color combination on her, though I suppose it is "apple-y". I think she'd be cute as a watermelon pony though!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Crystal Empire and Tambelon

Well I promised myself that this season I would try to write something about each episode. And here we are already 3 episodes into the new season and I haven't written a word. I must admit I am a little shy about sharing my feeling on pony episodes and part of that boils down to the fact that I am watching Friendship is magic with a completely different background than many of my fellow fans.

When I first read the synopsis of The Crystal Empire (the two part premiere for season 3) I immediately got nostalgic happy feelings as it seemed to be borrowing a bit from an earlier generation episode called "The Return of Tambelon".

For your comparison here is the synopsis from The Crystal Empire:
Northern Equestria's Crystal Empire has reappeared after being afflicted with a curse that made it vanish for 1,000 years. Princess Celestia asks Twilight Sparkle and her friends to protect the empire from disappearing again.

Followed by a synopsis from Return of Tambelon:
The ancient city of Tambelon disappeared 500 years ago. Now, all of the unicorns mysteriously vanish before it returns and Grogar attempts to enslave the citizens on Dream Valley. 

So needless to say I was both excited by the season premiere, and also a bit nervous about it. One of the creepiest things about Tambelon was that the unicorns disappeared there when they winked out (teleported), but this is essentially impossible in Equestria as unlike G1 unicorns only Twilight Sparkle has the ability to teleport in the current show. So I knew that if the opening truly were a reworking of Tambelon it would be quite different in some respects.

Cadence/Cadance shields the crystal empire from King Sombra

Luckily, I happened to enjoy the opener. It wasn't quite as strong as the season finale but I think in general that it is more difficult to write a season premiere than a season finale. The Crystal Empire has a lot of work to do in a very short amount of time considering we are introduced to a new territory of Equestria and a new breed of equestrian, the crystal ponies. I liked that Shining armor and Princess Cadence/Cadance were relocated to the crystal empire as it was nice to see them again and know that they weren't just around to have a wedding and disappear.

King Sombra, a unicorn with a black heart returns to attempt to reclaim the crystal empire.

In fact most of the complaints I've seen about this premiere is disappointment with the villain King Sombra. Now I think a corrupted unicorn is pretty interesting but he does spend a majority of his screen time as a gaseous cloud or laughing evilly. The traps he leaves for the crystal ponies, including a door that subjects anyone who touches it to their worst fear, are more effective than he is.

The crystal ponies have a collective amnesia when it comes to the last thousand years of enslavement.

The crystal ponies are the biggest difference between Tambelon and the Crystal Empire. In Tambelon the city appears under the power of Grogar and attacking Dream Valley so that the creatures (not just ponies) must band together to counterattack and defeat Grogar and the city.  In the Crystal Empire Cadance and company already have a hold on the empire (even if it is shaky) so the salvation of the crystal ponies comes (mostly) from within instead of through an external force.

In Tambelon Grogar is defeated by the ringing of a bell to break his power of the city. In the Crystal Empire Twilight Sparkle and her friends must find the crystal heart that Sombra has hidden and activate it with the power of the crystal ponies to protect the city from King Sombra. In one version the city itself is a force of darkness and a threat to the valley and in another it is a precious jewel to be protected. In both generations the ponies are ultimately victorious.

Success changes all of the ponies (temporarily) into crystal ponies.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 2 - Minuette

Minuette #7 – Is always on time to help with some magic.

Hey Hasbro, it looks like the next wave of brushable ponies is yet another wave of the "mane six" I know you need to keep the popular characters around and all, but do you see this lovely girl? She's a little blue that she isn't a brushable yet. 

Maybe it's just because I've been rewatching Dr. Who as I exercise but my nickname for this pony is "TARDIS". (Come on she's all blue and has the symbol for time it totally makes sense!)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 6 Day 1 - Mosley Orange

They're baaaack!

I just got the shipment of wave 6 blind bag ponies in from BigBadToyStore and since revealing a pony day by day was pretty fun I think I'll do it again in a countdown to Christmas. So you the reader should theoretically get an updated every single day from now until December 25th. I even found a glittery "snow" background for photographing the ponies.

 Mosley Orange # 11 – Loves to have fancy parties.

I love the combination of yellow and green on ponies. It seems very fresh and springy. Unfortunately I think Mosley Orange looks a little more like Mosley Yellow Tomato.  

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Little Pony - Gameloft Review

Help, I'm addicted!

A few years ago I would have never dreamed of a pony game on my phone, but it exists and I have to admit it's a very addictive game.

The title screen of Gameloft's new game is quite pink when you consider a large portion of their downloads are bronies. I guess if I have a nice, new pony game to play I can ignore the pink for a little while. (Seriously though people I would buy non-pink ponies too!)

Actually I guess I didn't have to buy anythng because the game is a free download. I like ponies and I like free, what's not to love?

How about nightmare moon? This image is from Gameloft, but as far as I am aware, the big baddie doesn't show up like this at all in the game.... yet. 

There really are a few bad things about the game but I'd like to save this topic for a little later. First let me tell you a little about the game. 

The "plot" of the game boils down to nightmare moon threatening Equestria and turning the world dark. Many of ponyville's citizens have fled, but Twilight Sparkle and her dragon friend Spike have a spell to bring light back to Ponyville. You progress by purchasing shops and then ponies to work in the shops which produce harmony shards and more bits (money) for you to purchase other things. Once you have a certain number of bits you can convert a patch of dark land into light and then build on it. In the map grid are 6 harmony stones that need to be activated by a certain number of harmony shards. It sounds silly, but it actually works pretty well as every patch of land costs more than the previous patch so you can't just breeze through the game.

 In addition to buying shops, ponies, and objects you need to level up your pony citizens so that they can take more advanced shop positions. You level the character up by playing mini games with them. There are two mini games where you earn experience points for the pony. One you earn a whole "star" of points you play a different mini game called magic wings to collect gold and level up.

Each pony character gets a temporary set of butterfly wings to try and collect coins while avoiding storm clouds and shadowbolt ponies.

If I stopped here you would think the pony game is pretty darn good for a free game. Beware former farmville addicts! But the game has quite a few problems that do impact the enjoyment of the game. The problems boil down to cost and general bugs.

The bugs in the game are numerous. Many users have experienced problems trying to connect with friends and sometimes really bizarre things happen. One time after visiting another player's town my game had Twilight Sparkle arrive in the town (effectively the same scene as the beginning of the game). 

I think free games have a weird balancing act to play. People have spent a lot of time and effort coding and promoting the game, so they need to make money on the game somehow. This game has bit currency and then crystal currency, the "premium" currency of the game. Some ponies and objects are only able to be purchased with the crystals, but in-game generation of crystals is very slow, so one solution is to purchase more with real money. But someone has hacked the game and did the math and to only buy the needed objects to complete quests you would need to purchase $260 in crystals! 

I am not willing to spend $260, but I would have been willing to drop $1-2 here and there for special downloadable content or special items. Unfortunately my available quests are all impossible for me at the moment because I can't spend the crystals required to purchase the items needed and I refuse to buy them with my real money!

To summarize I think this is a game where you get what you pay for. It's a free game and cute but very buggy. Hopefully a success with this game will let hasbro know that we would very much like a bigger, better pony game.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Little Netherlands Ponies

One of my coworkers is originally from the Netherlands and he recently took a trip back home with his wife to visit their family and friends.  While he was there they happened to stop in a toy store and picked me up a little souvenir.


I'm really impressed Pinkie Pie and Electric Sky made it all the way here. I wouldn't have had the self-control not to open the packaging. I'm very grateful because not only did they take a few minutes out of their vacation to pick me up a pony, but they even stood around in the store smooshing the packages around to try and get two that felt different and wouldn't be a repeat.

In this shot you can see just a few of the many, many languages on the international packaging.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Custom Blind Bag Princess Luna

Several weeks ago I was browsing ebay and happened upon an auction for a very cheap blind bag Princess Cadence/Cadance. I had an inkling of an idea for customizing a blind bag Princess Luna so I put a very small bid on it and won. She shipped from China and relaxed around the house for a while before I had the guts to attempt customizing her.

Say hello to Princess Luna!

I kept her hair closer to the first season version as it fit the Cadence/Cadance mold better, and I personally like the blue hair better. I know I have seen other artists do amazing work with a "canvas" as small as the blind bag ponies, but I am very proud of myself for this one.

Who knows, maybe if I can find another cheap Cadence body I'll do a second season version of Luna. I wonder how glitter paint would work for the hair...

Edit to add that Princess Luna was featured on Equestria Daily!  You can see her and a lot of other cool custom ponies here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

To Taobao or Not Taobao That is the Question

Sometimes the pony collecting community gets advance notice of ponies that will be released soon because some of these are "leaked" from the factory onto the Chinese auction website taobao. As you have seen previously sometimes the products are new releases that didn't pass quality control or error ponies like Trixieshy or Lyrarays.

There are obviously some advantages to ordering from the company. It's an easy way to get error/prototype ponies that will never be officially released. Other times you can get a pony that is part of a set/playset for much cheaper than the cost of the set.

Some collectors are worried about the ethics of purchasing from taobao. We don't know how the ponies get from the factory to taobao. Are they trash, stolen goods, or somewhere in-between? Are they official since they were made in the same factory with the same materials? Or should they be considered "fakes"?

I personally am not against buying toys from taobao. (Though I am too lazy to deal with the website myself and order from ebay. )This may be a bit of a shock considering I generally try to support the companies I purchase products from instead of dealing with second-hand stores and I shop brick and mortar bookstores whenever possible.

But it seems to me the advantages of buying on taobao far outweigh the disadvantages (considering they are at this time unknown).

The major advantage to purchasing on taobao is that you never know what will actually be released and where. Last year a few people were lucky enough to get some toys of Minty,  a popular G3 character remade for G4. As I don't own her I'm borrowing her picture from a recent listing on ebay.

Minty is a cute pony, very much in demand and she never actually came out in the US.... or anywhere. A G4 minty like this just recently sold on ebay for $400.

Perhaps I should start shopping on taobao....

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween / Nightmare Night


What a fright!

Give us something

Sweet to bite!

Nightmare Moon above is from the favorites collection. I just felt like taking more pictures of her. However, fashion style Princess Luna is new.  I randomly happened across her at the local Walgreens and just fell in love with her. I am not overly fond of those wings, but I still think she's a pretty toy and she has very silky hair compared to Princess Cadence. 

Princess Luna is  posing with a little pumpkin I had around the house and with some gooseberries. I saw them for the first time the other day and thought they were really cool looking.

Happy Nightmare Night / Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Survey Says: Fluttershy Promo Card Wins

I few weeks ago I posted about the Everfree Northwest Exclusive Fluttershy Card (F38).
Well a while back Enterplay did a survey on their website and promised a limited amount of the same Fluttershy card to survey participants. I didn't really mention it at the time because I do not have very good luck with things like this. But I diligently printed out my email and put it with a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE)and threw it in the mail.

Then some pony collectors started posted that they had gotten their cards in the mail. I didn't get one even when other California ponies had, so I figures I was just out the cost of some stamps, not that big of a deal, they really must have been limited in quantity.

And then I happened to get a piece of mail with some very familiar handwriting on it.

Hooray, I now have two foil Fluttershy cards!

Of course with so many people getting the "exclusive" (we now know that these are generally not exclusive to a single convention) card it means that the supposed value of the card has dropped. I went to ebay to check out some prices and lately the range that the cards actually sold at was between $30-$60 with most around the $40 mark.

It's funny because I have "collected" several card series in my time, but I have never been a serious enough collector to drop more than $10 on a single card. But I have known collectors that are really into cards and would think $40 for a card is not very remarkable. Then I think there are some out there that think all of us pony collectors are crazy for even spending money as much money as we do on plastic toys!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shout! Shout! Let it all out....

These are the things I can do without....

A while back Shout! Factory (the company behind the current My Little Pony DVDs) announced that they were producing an amazon exclusive MLP:FiM season one box set. The pony community showed their support with their collective wallet by heading over to and pre-ordering the set. We fans had been saying for quite some time that we would purchase and support a DVD release and many people followed though, so much so that the set hit the #3 spot on amazon's top-ranking DVDs. Everything was good in the land of ponies and we were thrilled to find out that not only were we getting a box set, we were getting a box set with commentary and bonus material.

Now, I try to keep in mind that extras are just that - extra, a bonus or as they say "icing on the cake". Actually, let's run with that metaphor for a moment. As consumers we have grown accustomed to certain things. We have come to expect DVDs to have a certain number of features, like subtitles/closed captioning options, visually appealing and easy to navigate menus, and extra content/bonus material. I am probably not alone in saying I'd prefer my cake with icing, and in fact have come to expect it. The problem with the content of the box set bonus material is not so much what there is, as what isn't included.

Lauren Faust, the creator of MLP:FiM universe and director for the first season of the show and created the "bible" of sketches, designs, and guidelines for the show that help Equestria and its inhabitants feel organic and complimentary. (An example is pictured above.) It seems like the logical person to go to for season one commentary would be Lauren Faust, yet she is remarkably absent from the project and unhappy about the situation. Earlier this week she posted on Twitter,

"I'd say I'm excited about the MLP:FiM season 1 dvd except I wish so badly that I could have been included in the commentary."

At this point we do not know why Lauren is not included in the set. The Shout! Factory producer in charge of the release briefly vented his own frustration as well (his tweets were later deleted) saying,

"Great. Now I'm being blamed for not including something that should've been a no-brainer on an upcoming set. It was always on my list gang."

"Not everything can be included, no matter how hard we producers want them"

I hope this is not the case, but it very much sounds to me like Lauren was never contacted to be included in this production. This is a disappointment to not only her and fans in general (the pony community itself is very fond of Lauren) but I feel especially disappointing to the female pony fans like me. I don't understand how Lauren was not the top priority when it comes to the commentary and frankly it concerns me that the powers that be in charge of pony seem to be mostly male and just a little out of touch with both the male and female pony fans.

This issue has already been labeled "drama" with fans responding in a range of emotions, not all of them desirable. I personally do not advocate hate mail or harassing people who are investing in the MLP franchise. But I do think we should have to option to criticize, preferably if those doing the criticizing are doing so in a manner that is calm and for the purpose of discussing an underlying concern, not just for creating drama.

That being said I think it is fair to criticize Shout! Factory for their lack of communication considering the upcoming release. I understand that we can't get "everything" but it is my firm belief that 1. Faust should have been a top priority. 2. The fan community can only accept what we are told, and thus far we still do not know why Lauren was not included and 3. this needs to come before we see information that is little more than a complaint about customers' desires as opposed to information.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Complete

Well I've now opened and posted the entire wave 4 blind bag set. I hope you enjoyed the ponies! I know I loved taking the pictures and it was fun to only focus on one pony at  time instead of a whole set. That being said I hope to hear information on a new wave soon!

I'd love to hear from the readers too. Did you see a pony that stood out to you? Did you ever totally disagree with my opinion on a particular pony?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Season 3: Premieres November 10th!

Pony fans have been waiting for a season three premiere announcement for quite some time now. I dare say that some fans have been more patient than others, but we are all excited to finally have word about the new season. I guess I am saying that November 10th (10:00 EST) can't come fast enough, especially for someone like me who generally dislikes spoilers. I am so very tempted to click on all the (officially!) spoilery videos and images.

This season I am dedicated to writing something about each episode, so I can't wait to get started!

How about you dear readers? Have you looked at all the spoilers yet, or are you holding off until the premiere?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 24

Sparkly Clear Rainbow Dash - Wave 4 # 19

The final member of the "mane" six, Rainbow Dash finally appears. It's funny that she is the very last pony to be opened as she is always concerned with speed and being first. Like many of the other "mane" six figures in this set, this specific figure does not look significantly different from the crystal rainbow set. I do however like how her photo came out. I adore the translucent pegasi wings on these figures.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Error Pony: Andromeda

Another factory error/prototype/hybrid pony has arrived from China. This pony is a mix of Lyra's coloration (minus the eyes) and Sunny Rays symbol. 

The hardest thing about these error ponies is naming them. The minty green and the sun symbol gave me trouble at first but I thought since there are three stars a constellation name might be pretty and Andromeda was born!

Here is a side by side comparison of Andromeda and Lyra. You can see the body and hair are the same, but the eyes and symbols are different.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 23

Sparkly Clear Twilight Sky - Wave 4 #17

I adore this stallion! He shares a theme and symbol with Twilight Velvet. I think they are some of the best looking blind bags and as I have liked a majority of this set that is saying something! I really hope we get a brushable size of the Twilight Ponies. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 22

Sparkly Clear Rarity - Wave 4 # 14

White unicorns are so lovely and Rarity is no exception. I thought at first that this version was a little pinker than the crystal rainbow set but they actually look exactly the same.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Everfree Northwest Exclusive Fluttershy

When enterplay first announced my little pony trading cards I was quite excited, imagining a pokemon-like trading card game. It turned out later that the cards were not actually a game, but trading cards. I didn't preorder any or look for them in the stores as I remembered the days of anime trading cards and not having anyone to trade with.

Of course the cards were a big hit and the company ran out of stock. I only ever found one package in my target and someone had scrunched it up so the cards were all creased. I was lucky enough to be gifted duplicate cards by Starry Night and Apple Cider over at Bronyville. My mom found a few packages in Ohio as well so I wasn't completely cardless.

Then I learned Enterplay would be giving away a special foil Fluttershy card at Everfree Northwest (F38). A similar card was given away at Bronycon and goes for $150-200 on ebay. I asked my friends that were going to try and get me a card, but I knew my chances were slim.

Then a brony named Nemo that didn't collect cards told me I could have his card. I am super grateful that he gave me his card, but I didn't want to not give him something in return, so I traded him a TRU exclusive glow in the dark Zecora.

All I can say is thank you to everyone that has been so generous to help me get some of these pony cards. I could not have done it without you!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 21

Metallic Shimmer Applejack - Wave 4 # 18

The final metallic special edition pony appears. Apparently it is difficult to photograph fake gold ponies as she looks a bit more appealing in person, maybe too appealing, why is it I feel like I've read about a golden apple causing trouble before?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Blind Bag Pony Wedding Set

Another set of the royal couple has arrived from Ohio. These are blind bag sized ponies that come in themed sets. The first I found was the Cloudsdale set, but my mom found the Royal Wedding set which comes with Princess Cadence, Shining Armor, and Twilight Sparkle. The Twilight looks about the same as her other blind bag releases so I did not photograph her.

Princess Cadence looks lovely in this set, though you can tell there is a lot of detail on a small toy, so it isn't the neatest paint job I've ever seen. The mold for Cadence is new, and I hope they reuse it for Princess Luna sometime.

Shining Armor is a handsome groom despite the stray spec of paint on his face. Unlike the Fashion Style and Wedding Castle versions this one has the more show accurate fetlocks and blue hooves.

And here is the happy couple together. I am still shocked by how much I really adore this pair. I really do hope to see more of them in season three.

And just for fun here is a size comparison of the three different releases the wedding couple has had. The smallest are the blind bag sized figures, the middle are slightly larger than "normal" brushable pony size, and the tallest are the fashion style size.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 20

Sparkly Clear Mosely Orange - Wave 4 #20

Today seems to be a lucky day. Mosely Orange is a stallion and also happens to be the 20th ba we have opened. This has happened once before, so I suppose it isn't that rare, but it is still a fun coincidence. As for Mosely, I have no clue where his name cam from. I think it might be one of the weirdest ones in the pony fandom.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 19

Sparkly Clear Amethyst Star - Wave 4 # 21

I was pleasantly surprised by the deep purple of Amethyst Star. Maybe it is because Amethyst is my birthstone and I am subconsciously drawn to her? I really wish she had a star cutie mark instead of the generic gems.

Monday, October 8, 2012

TRU Exclusive: Zecora

Today's collection addition comes all the was from the Everfree Forrest or at least Ohio where my mom was lucky enough to find the Toys R Us Exclusive Zecora.

Zecora is pretty darn cool as she is the standard pony size (in fact she uses Applejack's head mold) but her body is made out of glow in the dark material. I think her eyes are the most striking feature.

The one thing people don't seem to like about this release is that the gold bands of her bracelet are not painted all the way around her leg, so she only looks "correct" in a few poses.  Meaning she photographs better from some angles than other.

Unfortunately there has been some drama with her pricing. She was announced at the Toy Fair at $9.99 and was on the shelves for a short period of time with this price. Then it got raised to to $14.99 unexpectedly. Just a week or so later it bumped up again to $16.99.

Sadly, we are thinking the price will increase more closer to the holidays.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 18

Sparkly Clear Twilight Sparkle - Wave 4 # 13

Twilight is the pony of the day today, I think her picture came out pretty cute, but this figure looks almost exactly like the wave 1 special edition Twilight and the Twilight in the Crystal Rainbow collection. It is too bad we couldn't get a different purple for this one.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Daisy Dreams

Daisy Dreams is one of those ponies that has an odd release story. This version is a Toys R Us Exclusive packaged with Rarity and two scooters (so they can charge you more). Daisy Dreams has also been available as a Glimmer Wing pony. But before this release she was in international exclusive packaged with Fluttershy (no scooter). The US version actually has the symbol on the opposite side compared to the international version.

I waffled about getting the set for a while because I was hoping to offset the price by purchasing it during a BOGO sale at Toys R Us. However, she seemed to sell out rather quickly and I grabbed the last one available. Oddly enough Daisy Dreams seems to have been attacked by a random vampire during the night as she came with two weird pricks on her neck.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 17

Sparkly Clear Chance-a-lot - Wave 4 # 10
Today is another stallion. I am so happy were are getting a lot of yellow and blue this wave. They really look good together. Unfortunately this guy has a bit of a smudge on his cutie mark.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blind Bag Wave 4: Day 16

Sparkly Clear Peachy Sweet - Wave 4 # 16

Oh weird, today the 16th pony to be opened is #16! I wonder what the actual odds of that are? Unfortunately we have another aesthetically challenged pony today. Why would a pony named peachy be green?