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pre-G4?

Discussion in 'My Little Pony G1-G3 Merch' started by HappyGoLuckyPone, 4 April 2012.

  1. HappyGoLuckyPone

    HappyGoLuckyPone Shocked and appalled!

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    Is this stuff still in production?

    Because everywhere I go I see loads of G3 MLP merch! Is it still being made? if so why?!

    Why is this stuff still so prominent when its mother series is stone cold dead.
     
    #1 HappyGoLuckyPone, 4 April 2012
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  2. LoomX

    LoomX Honorary Pony

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    I'm guessing that G3/3.5 wasn't a big seller and so shops are still stuck with loads of stock that they're trying to shift. Since no one wants it they're stuck with it until they clearance it or sell it to somewhere like TK Maxx or another discount store. If they don't want it then it's to the landfill with them. TRU are also often slow to clear out old stock.

    It's the same with Transformers. The movie stuff hangs around on shelves for ages after the movie comes out. In some cases Revenge of the Fallen stuff was sitting alongside Dark of the Moon stuff and I wouldn't be surprised if they're still there.
     
  3. Ripp_

    Ripp_ Now in Smoky Bacon flavour.

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    How I think this happened:
    Inside the warehouses:​
    "Hey Mark we're shifting crates of this new pony stuff"​
    "Really? Hey we got any of that old stuff left"​
    "Tones"​
    "Better get that out too"​
    Though it was probably done in an office, just replace warehouses with offices
     
  4. Dax

    Dax The Great and Powerful Daxie

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    I think that is why we haven't got a lot of G4 stuff over here - the shops don't understand the difference between the two generations, they just see the words 'My Little Pony' and assume it's the same thing. So then they just go 'well My Little Pony isn't selling, we can't shift it, we shouldn't get any more in'.. so then we can't get any G4s. Silly buying departments, why u no tell difference between ponies?
     
  5. rotation

    rotation Slower than Fernando

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    The G3 stuff fills different holes in the market, if you'll allow me to use such awful imagery.

    There's nothing G4 to replace this yet.
     
  6. LoomX

    LoomX Honorary Pony

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    Tempest Sky Painter 1st Class

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    As an ironic gift for my boyfriend some people at his work got him a 3.5 Pinkie Pie. She is frightening beyond all reason, but I can't bring myself to let her go. She's become a part of the desk!

    G1 & 2 ponies are still frightening looking, with their thick necks and enormous eyes.

    I don't know Rotation, I think the current G4 babies are frightening looking... worse than that.
     
  8. Dax

    Dax The Great and Powerful Daxie

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    I got a G3 or 3.5 Pinkie Pie keyring with a moving leg and tail, and she isn't quite as horrific as the other G3s, but only just.
     
  9. bobby.p

    bobby.p #StayBased #MostWanted

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    havent seen any g3 stuff in stores for a while really, apart from at TKmaxx
     
  10. Tempest

    Tempest Sky Painter 1st Class

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    TKMaxx? The fashion shop? That's totally random.
     
  11. Moonbrony

    Moonbrony Fluttershy's husband

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    It's a good point about older G3/G3.5 stuff clogging up warehouses that's stopping us getting the full G4 range but it doesn't explain websites like Hasbro and Target from not posting outside the US...
     
  12. Pwnyswag29

    Pwnyswag29 King of Swing

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    They have all sorts of old toys in TKMaxx for some reason. So are Hasbro still manufacturing G3? Because I seem to see some whenever there's G4 stuff.
     
  13. LoomX

    LoomX Honorary Pony

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    One TK Maxx I went into had Warriors of Virtue figures in the toy section and that movies like 15 years old!

    I very much doubt they're still manufacturing G3 stuff. Whatever's on the shelves now is leftover stock from when G3 was still in production.
     
  14. Pwnyswag29

    Pwnyswag29 King of Swing

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    I just hope they get their distribution sorted out soon.
     
  15. bobby.p

    bobby.p #StayBased #MostWanted

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    the sell toys, the only g4 stuff they had was Cherilee playset
     
  16. Tempest

    Tempest Sky Painter 1st Class

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    Hah! I'll have to go and check it out in Birmingham ^^ Excellent, another possible ponies shop to look at.
     
  17. bobby.p

    bobby.p #StayBased #MostWanted

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    yeah me and Denegoth found ponies in some random store the other day, looking though all the cheap knock offs found the rainbow dash camping set :3
     
  18. Tempest

    Tempest Sky Painter 1st Class

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    Hey I like cheap knockoffs. Weird and obscure ponies stuff. I think there should be a contest to find the weirdest MLP merchandise!
     
  19. HappyGoLuckyPone

    HappyGoLuckyPone Shocked and appalled!

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    Iv got plenty of strange MLP stuff
     

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