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My Little Pony Exclusive Collection Set, 12-pack
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89 of 96 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2011
My 3 year old got the 4 pack tube (despite the price, oy!) for her birthday. We, of course, lost a couple of them. Well, I saw this 12 pack elsewhere (yes, it is much cheaper at TRU), and got it for her. She is totally absorbed in these little things. She loves reinacting the episodes of MLP: Friendship is Magic with them.

As stated, there are 12 total ponies. There are the 6 main characters~ Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack and Pinkie Pie. The 6 bonus ponies are named Gardenia Glow, Beachberry, Peachie Pie, Coconut Cream, Skywishes and Sweetsong. There are only 4 molds, apparently, because there is not much variation in pony positions. (Not a problem for kids, but seems to be with MLP: FIM purists.)

These ponies ARE small~ about 1.5 to 2 inches tall. And yes, since these are small, they can get lost easily. My daughter is young, but DOES try to be careful with her ponies. I am a bit anal retentive though, and keep meticulous track of these little things~ and that is because these are my daughter's favorite Ponies, and she mourns when one or some are misplaced. (The product doesn't deserve a lower rating because of their size; there are tons of toys with smaller parts!) And they are not so small that if a crawling baby finds one that he or she will choke on them. I have a 15 month old who looooves to "play" ponies with her sisters. And her version of play is, well, chewing on them. Or banging them on the play table...

The paint doesn't come off though, and ours have been through h-e-double hockey sticks and back. These figures each have the true expressions and colors of the cast from the show. And they come with little trading cards that describes each pony's personality and such. (I have enough trouble keeping track of the ponies, so I put the cards up and away:)

The packaging is nice because there are little cardboard compartments for both ponies and their cards, framed by a cardboard case. I didn't find much sense in keeping the packaging though because of two reasons. It IS just cardboard, so it doesn't survive a 3 year old's not so gentle handling. And these ponies would never end up back in the case because they are in constant play. I cut the back of the case off so I would have a reference to the bonus ponies' names though. Helps to figure out who I need to find under the couch;)

Understandable that these ponies are pretty expensive on Amazon right now. But that is because the toy is so in demand elsewhere, so sellers here can jack up the price. If you can find it around or under $25, go for it!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2012
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To anyone who may not be aware, there is a large following of young adults who genuinely love this show for the art, humor, messages, and more. We call ourselves Bronies (Bro + Pony, though 'Bro' here is a unisex term).

These toys were sold as individual blind-bag items previously. Each toy is about 2 inches tall, made of PVC plastic. There are five unique molds, one for each of the main cast with Fluttershy having to share Rainbow Dash's mold. This set contains one of each in the main cast (Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Apple Jack, and Pinkie Pie) as well as six "alternates" of them with different names, colors, and marks. The alternates are considered special edition because they were not in the original blind-bag series. Their colors and marks aren't bad, they look fine next to the official cast. All ponies come with an individual card the same way the blind-bags did, except these ones are not printed with the ID codes that the blind-bag cards had so I think they look a bit better.

As for the individual figures, they seem sturdy enough for normal and gentle play. I could easily see some wings or tails breaking off from rough love though. The molds are not perfect and have some minor deformities, and yes, Fluttershy doesn't look right. The paint jobs aren't bad but on a couple there are some visible errors where the paint lines don't match up perfectly with the mold. For anyone who's picky about picture-perfection, these will probably not do, but at this price I was more than happy with the quality.

The box itself doubles as a nice display and carry case. It isn't hard to put them back in the box but personally the first thing I did was pop every pony out and start putting them on display. I've never been one for keeping things mint, even as a grown man I want to play with my little pony toys.

Originally this was a Toys R Us exclusive, but they're now carrying new sets that feature other characters (the Royal Wedding party, the Cloudsdale set, etc). The blind bags are still around too if you look in the right places, but if what you want is the main six and some friends, get this. You'll save a bundle in the long run. Great for giving your kid something to play with and recreate the show, great for older fans who don't mind a few errors.

Durability: Nice built, but some weak points.
Educational: Not really, but the show itself is, so I give it a little because it reinforces the messages in play.
Overall: Five out of five. Great set for the price.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2012
Bought this at TRU for my 3yr old before Christmas around $25. She loves them! As a bonus, she matches the ponies to the cards included in the box. Each card has a picture and a little detail about the personality of the pony. We purchase the ferris wheel & the little carriage to go with these ponies. Big hit!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2013
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Great product and enough to share when playing with friends!!!! Love it! Great size they use them on their princess dollhouse and with the carriages! They play with them over and over again. Really recomend these!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2013
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I used these to decorate a cake for my daughters birthday. They looked great and were the perfect size. My daughter has been playing with them ever since.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
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It is perfect!! i love it. This toy is just what you was looking for my twins. I highly recommend it
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97 of 138 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2011
These come close to being what I'm looking for: animation accurate, modeled (not brush-able) pony figures. However, the lack of original poses for each of the mane 6 is ultimately what prevents me from getting too excited about these (that and the price..geez). While I'm sure the "special edition" ponies may be a nice bonus for some, really Hasbro, all I'm looking for is an animation accurate set of the mane 6. I want six ponies.. not four ponies.. not 12. six ponies that look like the show, modeled, and with their own distinct poses that represent their personalities from the show, because that is how I came to love ponies in the first place, and I would like the toys to evoke that same sucrose-y joy and excitement that the animation does.

Tolerantly yours,

a mildly frustrated brony
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2013
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It's a good kit for any starting brony as it has the mane 6. It's not 1:1 with the ponies on the show but close enough. Their stances are all wrong, Pinkie Pie's mane is a little off, and Apple Jack has no hat. These are little things, but it's enough to make a die hard brony cringe.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2013
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Exactly what I ordered!!! Could not be happier with this purchase and my daughter loves them all. Great Gift for girl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2013
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Came with card and everything, I am very happy with the item, came in throw the male just fine thanks.
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