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Fake ponies.

Discussion in 'My Little Pony G1-G3 Merch' started by SonicCharge, 13 February 2014.

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Have you found any fake ponies in shops?

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  2. No

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  1. SonicCharge

    SonicCharge Former Rain Cloud.

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    I couldn't find a thread for fake ponies so I just made one. Also I HAD to post this ever since I found it.
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  2. vaska00762

    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    Hey, I made a comic on Memebase with that as a basis!
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    Only one person liked it, somebody from the Republic of Ireland.
     
  3. Atom Flash

    Atom Flash Adeptus Mechanicus Brony

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    Oh dear :S The look on the blue horse's eyes though xD Looks like it's stoned or summit :p
     
  4. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    PonyCon had a destroy a fakie competition.

    This one made me laugh.

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  5. Discrete Set

    Discrete Set Everything is mathematics. No exception.

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    There's a difference in types of fake:
    - Counterfeit ponies try to appear as official Hasbro or MLP merchandise. This is of very dubious legality at best.
    - Rip-off ponies carefully avoid appearing as official MLP merchandise, but copy the same themes in order to steal marketability. This includes the 'My Pretty Pony' or 'My Lovely Horse' line. Note that these are perfectly legal, and are not just traded at shady stalls: The My Pretty Pony line is stocked at Asda. A lot. They have more MPP merchandise in my local Asda than they have MLP!

    People might criticise the quality of some of these products but, being honest, Hasbro has a lot of bad products themselves - they are children's toys after all, and not really made to the highest standards.

    Notice that most of the unicorns sold in the EU have rather stubby horns compared to the show? Most obvious on Celestia. This isn't the case with toys made only for the US market. That's because the EU has a precise definition of a dangerously pointed object, and a standard device to measure it*. So the horns have to be kept short enough to meet the safety regulations.

    *It's a cylinder with a narrow hole in one and and a button at the bottom. If any part of the toy can reach and press the button, it is deemed dangerously pointed.
     
  6. Cendaquenta

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    Are the Pretty Ponies the ones with the terrifying glassy eyes? I come across them a fair bit.
     
  7. Discrete Set

    Discrete Set Everything is mathematics. No exception.

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    No, they are the ones that make Eeyore look cheerful.
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  8. brucecore dazzle

    brucecore dazzle Plastic pony painter!

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    I got a random one from poundland about six months ago because I wanted to paint it. Can't remember which brand it was but it does have rather terrifying eyes.
     
  9. SonicCharge

    SonicCharge Former Rain Cloud.

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    I just remembered that cheap one from a charity shop. It's head fell off :confused:
     
  10. vaska00762

    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    You've just reminded me of this genuine licensed Rainbow Dash gachapon which has a detachable head for all those who want nightmares. Pun slightly intended.
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  11. SonicCharge

    SonicCharge Former Rain Cloud.

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    I have those. I created a monster
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  12. vaska00762

    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    I got one and I will never spend any more money on another, they disturb me on a level that would probably put me in a mental asylum if I kept on staring at it. What you've created will give everyone nightmares...

    Also, do I spy pokemon bed sheets in the background?
     
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  13. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    Which is ironic considering that MLP used to be called MPP!


    @Sonic Rain Cloud, you call *that* a monster?
     
  14. SonicCharge

    SonicCharge Former Rain Cloud.

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    But rainbow's head....THAT THING HAS TWO HEADS!
     
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  15. vaska00762

    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    You should have swapped the heads
     
  16. SonicCharge

    SonicCharge Former Rain Cloud.

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    Good point. But rainbows head is now stuck.
     
  17. vaska00762

    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    Perhaps you should give it three heads? Then you'd end up with either that hydra or that three headed dog thing from "It's About Time".
     
  18. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    vaska00762 R6 Siege fan

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    I see you have 2 Sassaflash blindbags. You too have the misfortune of having her twice...
     
  20. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    I have waaay too many Gardenia Glows and Ribbon Wishes!
     

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