I have discovered a troublesome thing about pony collecting. Sometimes a design you initially dislike will grow on you and then you are stuck getting ponies that you though you would be able to ignore.
Glimmerwing ponies are basic sized ponies with big, glittery wings. Since some of my favorite G1 ponies had butterfly wings, I really though I would like the glimmerwings but my initial reaction was that the wings were too big, to think, basically too plastic and cheap looking. I still think that, but the glimmerwings are growing on me. I guess sometimes it just takes a change in perspective...
Daisy Dreams was previously available as a basic pony, but only in Europe. I actually like her color combination, but find the color mismatch between the different kinds of plastic distracting. This is not unique to this pony, but the condition seems to be more noticeable in the glimmerwings line.
And here is a shot of all my butterfly ponies togther. All of these photos (except for the Diamond Rose comparison) were taken with my macro lens so that I could get up close and in focus on one part of a pony and (hopefully) artfully blur a little on another.