Friday, May 30, 2014

My Little Pony Character Collection Sets

As promised, today we'll take a look at the My Little Pony blind bag-sized character collection sets. :)

Here are the three most recent sets, found at my local Target.

First up is the "Ponyville Newsmaker Set", which includes Snails, Snips, and Rainbowfied Pinkie Pie.

Okay, according to the box, the names are "Snailsquirm"...

...and "Snipsy Snap".  Interesting.  Kind of like Hasbro's habit of adding "Dazzle" to everypony's name. ;)

Next up is the "Daring Pony Story Set", which includes Daring Do *ahem* "Dazzle" (as I was just saying...), Princess Twilight Sparkle, and Rainbowfied Rainbow Dash.

Finally, we have the "Soaring Pegasus Set", which includes Thunderlane, Rainbowfied Fluttershy, and Ditzy Doo/Derpy/Muffins/whatever you want to call her. ;)

Each of the packages has a fun background picture on the cardboard backing, which can be used for playtime if you can get it out without ripping it. ;)

The back of the "Ponyville Newsmaker Set".

The back of the "Daring Pony Story Set".

The back of the "Soaring Pegasus Set".

Here are Snails, Snips, and Pinkie Pie out of the packaging.

I always love seeing detailed pictures on toy reviews, so I thought I'd include pictures of all of the characters from both sides as well as the front and back.  Enjoy!



Pinkie Pie:

Here are Daring Do, Twilight Sparkle, and Rainbow Dash free from the package.

Daring Do:

Twilight Sparkle:

Rainbow Dash:

Thunderlane, Fluttershy, and Ditzy Doo out of their...well, you know. ;)



Ditzy Doo:

As I was taking these review photos, I remembered that I never reviewed the "Groovin' Hooves Set", which I purchased a few months ago.  I know that I took pictures of them in the box, but I have searched my computer files all over and cannot find the pictures! :}  So, I guess for this set, we'll just have to review the important part: the ponies. ;)

This set includes three well-known background ponies: Lyra Heartstrings, Octavia Melody, and Lyrica Lilac.

Lyra Heartstrings:

Octavia Melody:

Lyrica Lilac:

As you all know, I really enjoy my G4 My Little Pony collection.  I have to say, though, I have a special fondness for these little mini ponies.  I love how much they look like the TV show characters.  The blind bag and character set line has also brought the widest selection of ponies, especially those featured in the show.  It's so fun to find some of the background ponies that my daughters and I love the most. :)  Best of all, they're really small, so they don't take up much space. :)

I would give these sets a 5 out of 5 for playability, collectibility, and just plain fun. :)  The ponies are painted well overall (aside from a few small stray paint spots on Rainbow Dash and Lyrica Lilac and some sloppy paint spots here and there).  Hasbro has paid great attention to detail (I especially love Octavia's cello and Daring Do's outfit).  

I will say that the "rainbowfied" ponies are not my favorite.  However, my daughters love them, and at least the rainbowfied ponies come with two regular ponies.  This time around, I kept the canon ponies and my daughters each got a rainbowfied pony. :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this rather quick review.  Which of the new ponies is your favorite?

Stay tuned for more posts next week! :)


Claire said...

These are so cute! I've only seen MLP:FIM a handful of times, but I admit, I do tend to get excited if I see Rainbow Dash or Pinkie Pie merchandise when out shopping (they're my favorite characters). :) I won't lie, now I'm kind of tempted to buy these little sets, they're adorable!

Also, a quick off-topic question: will you by any chance be reviewing "The Lego Movie"? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. I know you're busy, though, so if reviewing that wasn't in your plans for the blog, I definitely understand. :)

Dot said...

I need that Ditzy Doo! She is my favorite pony of all times.

beastsbelle said...

Hi Claire! It's so good to hear from you. :)

I'm completely obsessed with this show. :) It brings back fond memories from my childhood, and I really love the writing and the character development. :)

I think Rainbow Dash has one of the most fun color schemes. She always makes me smile. ;)

I don't want to promise anything on the Lego Movie review...I'll see what I can do. To be honest, I was a little disappointed by it (it wasn't terrible, but I was expecting more, I guess), so I wasn't really excited to talk about it. I'll think about it and try to let you know on the blog. :)

Hi Dot! Ditzy Doo is a real cutie. They did a great job with her. :)

Jen said...

So jealous! I've been scouring every toy-selling store I've found myself in since I heard about these sets. Pie's not much into the Groovin' Hooves or Pegasus set, but I know she wants the Daring Do and Snips & Snails sets. Hopefully they'll start showing up in Ohio soon!

(Also, hi! I'm alive, glad to see you are too. :D)

beastsbelle said...

Hi Jen! So nice to hear from you. Glad you're still alive, too. ;)

I was thrilled to find these sets. They usually show up in my Target first. It's the only local place I've seen them.

I hope you're able to find yours soon!