Tag Archives: Friendship is Magic

Zecora

16 Jul

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Zecora has always been one of my favourite characters in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show. And while theres not a lot of merchandise for her, theres certainly more then I ever expected. Getting a Zecora pony was not very expected, and neither was getting a Zecora Equestia Girls doll! So when I saw the Toy Fair photos, I knew this was one I would have to add to the collection.

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Now shes got added pink streaks in her hair because she is a part of the “Rainbowfied” line, but I really think Zecora pulls that off nicely, especially with the matching makeup.
I rather love her asymetrical look; she looks punky and classy all at the same time. I was a little skeptical how the earrings would look on top of her head like that, but they end up looking pretty cool IMO. I think that she translated to doll form very well actually, all in all!

I do wish that she had bigger, more prominent stripes though. Shes supposed to be a Zebra, remember?

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Now Im sure you already know my feelings about the clothes that the Equestria Girls come in. Really the only EQG outfit Iv liked was Trixies.
This one is… quite possibly my least favourite outfit ever. Its… the skirt, really. I hate the skirt. There, I said it. The jacket is totally cool and the tank is cute, but the skirt is awful.
That said I dont really think any of it suits Zecora specifically because, if youve seen the show at all, Zecora is African.
So you can bet that I will be redressing her sometime soon 🙂

The Great and Powerful TRIXIE!

4 Mar

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Alrighty! Time for some more Equestria Girls!
Iv been seeing (and drooling over) photos of the new Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks line for a while now, and Trixie was especially exciting because – my word, LOOK at that outfit. I know I mostly have just collected the Delux body EQG dolls, but Im kind of making an exception for special characters that arent likely to get multiple releases, such as Trixie here.

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Trixie looks great, and this is probably the first time Iv actually been really impressed by a EQG dolls outfit. Her dress is beautiful and super fun, and I love love love the hat she comes with. Everything about this doll just looks phenominal. And she also has actual fully molded feet as well, as do all of these new wave EQG dolls which is a big improvement over the first wave ones with their snap on shoes.

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I will say that I DO wish they were releasing fully articulated bodies for all of the dolls in the series though. Hasbro really has to step up the quality levels of these if they actually want to compete seriously with Monster High and Ever After High, both of which have marvelously well articulated bodies for ALL the dolls.
Honestly not the biggest fan of the rigidly straight, unmovable arms and legs, but the doll LOOKS really good regardless.

Pony Palooza!

16 Feb

Hello!
I have been a little remis in my posting of late, as life has sort of caught up with me. Iv bought a few nifty things over the last little bit but havent posted about any of them! For shame. 😦

So this post is a quick look at all the new PONIES I have, and I have been steadily adding more then a few to my collection this month.

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First up, I picked up the Favourites Collection 02. Im late in getting it. Its been out for a long while, but Id been waiting for it to go on sale because I only needed two ponies from the set, which included three I already have and two others I didnt care about. One of the ponies I really wanted from the set though was the Season 02 villainess Queen Chrysalis.

Golly shes a gorgeously evil design. While the toys dont always do the cartoon characters complete justice, she looks darn good and looks excellent next to my Nightmare Moon!

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Annnnd the piece de resistance from the second Favourites Set, DERPY!
Getting a brushable Derpy toy into my collection is pretty darn special. I missed getting the Comic Con fashion sized Derpy, and arent really a huge fan of the Funko vinyl toys. I never thought theyd release a Derpy toy in this format, but they did!
Now all I need is a Derpy Equestria Girl doll and my life will be complete.

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TY started releasing these ADORABLE little MLP plushies a while back, and Fluttershy was finally added to the roster so I had to snatch her up.
I have a few of the Funrise plushes, but TY is defonatly my favourite MLP Plush series to come out so far, so I grabbed Fluttershy as soon as I saw her.
Shes so cute and squishable!

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And lastely,  the beautiful and lovely Wysteria!
They have not released many glittery brushables yet, but I hope they continue. This is possibly the most gorgeous pony in my collection. Look at her! It took a while of hunting for her too, and I wasnt sure Id ever locate her. Shes apparently a bit of a hard to find item, so I was over the moon when I located her.

Next post: Raven Queen!
Its taking me all of my willpower not to splurge on all the dolls showing up in my stores right now, but I was good and settled on just Raven for now.
🙂

Rarity!

16 Jan

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As I am collecting the My Little Pony: Equestria Girl Deluxe version dolls, I was super stoked when I heard that one of the next Deluxe version characters to be released would be none other then Rarity! She is one of my top favourite characters on the show, and out of all of them, she strikes me as the one most suited to a fashion doll.
So a few days ago I picked her up, and was very happy to have done so as Iv been waiting for her for a while now.
The dress that I have her in is a dress from the La Dee Da doll line. Even though I actually quite like the two outfits she came in, I think that this colour suits her better. It does after all match her cutie mark perfectly!

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The dress is the La Dee Da “Design to Shine” fashion pack, minus the green boa that comes with.
The slimming cocktail gown is absolutely perfect for the character and fits her to a T.
I also put her hair in an up-do (which took me many tries with many horribly failed attempts), because it seemed like it fit well with the outfit. Rarity is a classy gal, after all.

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This is he dress the doll comes in in the box. Its quite a nice dress actually, and I like it on her quite a bit, I just always pictured Rarity in a slim and sleek cocktail dress. But, of course, she rocks both. But the purple is another great colour on her, matching her hair wonderfully.

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And then we have the alternate outfit the doll came with. Which I appreciate that someone else also thought a tight-fit gown would be great for Rarity, I think this colour is pretty icky on her. Not a huge fan of the weird poof thing on her hip, either.

Altogether though shes great, and really, if any doll deserves to have a diverse wardrobe, its Rarity.
Here she is on the shelf 🙂

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PINKIE PIE PARTY!

9 Nov

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Alrighty! Pinkie Pie PART TWO!
Been waiting for this dress to arrive so that I could do a post about non-Boutique Pinkie Pie, because she IS the reason I bought both in the first place.
To remind: Only Boutique (gothy) Pinkie Pie was released with a deluxe body, but I really wanted the normal from-the-show Pinkie Pie with a deluxe body, so I ended up buying both and swapping their heads and boots. I then purchased a new, more character accurate dress for my normal Pinkie Pie,  and voila! Here she is.

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The dress is from a really great Etsy shop that I have purchased doll clothes from before. Her work is always great quality and I am thrilled with how amazing and adorable this darn dress is :3
This is exactly the kind of cute, fun, and exuberant dress that I picture Pinkie Pie wearing, and it suits her to a T. Now its made with a Monster High doll in mind, which are quite a bit taller then Equestria Girls dolls, so the dress ends up being much longer on Pinkie then it would be on a Monster High. I also wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t QUITE so high necked. But Im pretty darn pleased with how it fit all in all.

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I also stuck her hair in pigtails because why the heck not. I love pigtails and if any of the Equestria Girls were going to wear pigtails, it would obviously be Pinkie Pie.
Her hair BTW is much much much curlier and wild then the Boutique Pinkie Pies. Its so frizzy Im worried to touch it too much. Its ludicrously crazy and I love it, because it is absolutely perfect for Pinkie.

So now I just have to track down a Rarity!

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20% Ghouler – Rainbow Dash!

4 Sep

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I should mention first of all, that I cannot take responsiblity (for good or ill) for the pun in the title of this post. That credit all belongs to Bins Toy Bin.
Anyhoo, I am super excited to finally get in an outfit for my Rainbow Dash that is NOT a dress.

Rainbow Dash comes in many different outfits in the Equestria Girls doll line, and every last one of them is a dress. And clearly, this just would not do, no, not at all. Rainbow is not a dress wearing sort. Im not sure why its so hard for doll manufacturers let sporty characters dress in clothes that sporty people would actually wear, because I searched long and hard for a non-dress outfit. I scoured Toys R Us and Target for any doll outfit pack with a pair of shorts and… there was nothing, anywhere.
So I eventually decided on ebaying a Monster High outfit. Specifically, the one that comes with the Ghoulia Yelps Fearleading doll.

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Of all the Monster High characters, Ghoulia and Robecca seem to be the only ones who routinely wear pants/shorts instead of dresses and skirts. Robeccas outfits are still a bit too high fashion for Rainbow though, so Ghoulia it is! Note the lovely brainy pattern on the tank top. Rainbow looks pretty great in red (one of the dresses she came in was the same colour) and all in all I think this is just the sporty look that suits her just perfectly.

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Now the shorts don’t fit 100% the way Id like them too, being a bit bulky and making Rainbow look a bit hip-ier then she actually is. Its hard to get the tank to sit right against the top of the shorts since it sticks out so much. But all in all I think the look is very nice.
I kept the rainbow armbands for that added rainbow effect. 🙂

Meanwhile, Fluttershy will be getting a kimono eventually, which I think is really going to look spectacular 😀

New Funko Pops! Twilight Sparkle and She-Ra

29 Aug

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As you may recall, I started off my Funko Pop! collection with Daenerys from Game of Thrones, which is a fantasticly awesome figure that just begged to have friends with it.  I knew however that I couldn’t just start collecting Pop!s all willy-nilly or else I would very quickly be drowning in a sea of the things. There are so many of them, it was just a rabbit hole I was unwilling to venture down. So, I decided on a focus for my Funko purchases, and settled on bad-ass princesses, so here we are.

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The most obvious first companion to Danny was She-Ra, the Princess of Power!  The two of them can chill out and discuss being bad-ass royalty together.
Iv wanted a She-Ra figure for a while, but none of the She-Ras out there really speak to me much, except maybe for this one, but the original doll version is….aaahh, not really my thing. But the Funko Pop! figure looks spectacular and I am thrilled that she finally arrived. She is a really cool figure and a brilliant addition to my collection.

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I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago to find Twilight Sparkle in the local nerd store, and scooped her up in moments. Shes utterly adorable, with her sculpted muzzle and little sitting position. I really like the Funko Pop! pony sculpts, and think they did a fine job with them.
Now, I have found with the Pop! figures that sometimes the paint job is a little sloppy, and my Twilight is the worst offender of my three Pop! figures. She does have quite a few spots where the colours are uneven, most noticeably that missing bit on the tip of her horn. So that is kind of disappointing, but Ill probably be able to fix it up a bit later.

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Heres Twilight next to the regular brushable mane Twilight. As you can see the colours are much more accurate to the show on the Funko Pop! version.

Next Ill be on the lookout for Merida and Princess Bubblegum :3