The Loyal Subjects created a line of poseable My Little Pony figures that feature characters from the first generation of My Little Pony from the 1980s. Unfortunately, these ponies are sold in blind boxes. Each box contains one pony. I’m not a fan of blind boxes in general. I’d much rather just purchase the characters I want rather than the risk of getting a duplicate figure.
I purchased two My Little Pony boxes from Hot Topic while they were on sale. Otherwise, Hot Topic charges $15.50 per box. There are some characters and pony varieties only available at Hot Topic such as Clear Glitter Princess Sparkle, Clear Glitter Minty, Pearlescent Firefly, and Glow in the Dark Applejack.
There is also another variety of boxes available at other retailers such as, Amazon, that contains exclusives such as Lickety Split, Gusty, and Snuzzle. Those boxes can be found on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/2BowtYE (Amazon Affiliate Link)
I thought it would be fun to unbox and review these My Little Pony vinyl figures manufactured by The Loyal Subjects, and then share my thoughts on them.
Now let’s find out who’s inside the two boxes.
The pony is packaged inside a bag. As I open the bag, I see an orange reflection!
Followed by a yellow tail!
These My Little Pony figures are about 3.5 inches tall.
Applejack’s head is on a ball peg, but her thick mane prevents most movement in her head. She can turn her head slightly from side to side. She can also look up and down a tiny amount before her mane hits her back.
The figure is made in The Loyal Subjects stylized proportions with a head bigger than normal. I think she is still cute though.
Her tail is inserted into her body with a peg that allows her tail to rotate all the way around.
Her legs can swing forward and back.
She can balance on her hind legs easily.
And she can sit on the ground.
Now I have one box left to go. Let’s hope it’s not another Applejack!
And it’s another Applejack. Well…at least it’s a different version of her.
The glitter, while glued to her mane and tail, comes off on my hand every time I touch her. I hate glitter when it’s not embedded in the plastic. Applejack is going to have a date with my sink and an old toothbrush so I can try to scrub off most of the remaining loose glitter.
I’m amazed at how well she glows in the dark though!
Both ponies came with a card, which both were bent from being packaged in the bag with the pony.
Here’s Applejack compared to her 1980s version.
And a comparison of Applejack through all the current generations.
Overall, I think The Loyal Subjects did a nice job on these figures and some of the things I like about them are:
- They have more movement in the legs than I expected. I also didn’t expect for the tail to have any movement at all. You can get some fun poses out of these ponies and they balance great!
- Just from looking at the box, it appears that each character has an unique sculpt on her mane and tail. That was unexpected and makes the ponies feel a little more special than if they were all the same few molds with just a different color of vinyl.
- I love that they made the ponies based on the 1980s designs.
There are a few things I dislike about these ponies though:
- I wish they were sold in a different style of packaging. I’d prefer a box with a window so you can see which pony you are purchasing, and then you can display them in the box if you choose.
- I think the price is too high for something that is sold in a blind box format. The risk of doubles (and the hassle of trying to resell those doubles) prevents me from purchasing more.
- The final thing I dislike is that some of the ponies are much more rare than others. The odds of receiving Lickety Split is 1 out of 96 (and she’s not in the Hot Topic boxes at all). I’m fine with the variants like the glitter and glow in the dark being rare, but it kills my desire to try to collect one of each character if the basic version is also super rare.
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