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So, I finally got tricked by shady packaging at the thrift store today.

I thought I lucked out and found a bag full of G1 ponies and a Starshine in pristine condition. I couldn’t see her fully in the package but there was a visible Cotton Candy and Sparkler who both checked out. Then some fakies...

Turns out the bag I thought had 6+ G1’s was actually 4 G1’s, two 35th anniversaries and a few (really creepy) fakies. I’m so sad I got bamboozled by the anniversary ponies, all because I couldn’t see their hoof marks. Extra sad because I’ve been holding off on buying a Starshine until I find a nice and white one. This anniversary one also already started to get yellowed on the head. I’m so sad. Lol

I will take pictures to share of what I got when I get home.
 

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I hope I don't have to check hoof marks to see if I'm getting anniversary ponies? Who knows, it seems like the toy turnaround is so much higher than I would have thought it should be...
Was the price any good, or did you get really ripped off?
 

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This has been in the back of my mind ever since they started producing anniversary ponies. Very frustrating that we will have to be sleuthing ponies we might find at the thrift stores (or worse, online buys that are marked wrong).
 

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I hope I don't have to check hoof marks to see if I'm getting anniversary ponies? Who knows, it seems like the toy turnaround is so much higher than I would have thought it should be...
Was the price any good, or did you get really ripped off?
It was a great deal. The bag was $2.99 (plus taxes) and I did get a total of 11 ponies including the 3 fakies.

This has been in the back of my mind ever since they started producing anniversary ponies. Very frustrating that we will have to be sleuthing ponies we might find at the thrift stores (or worse, online buys that are marked wrong).
Yes!! I’m so paranoid with online shopping now. I make sure I ask for hoof photos if I’m buying something that might be an anniversary. I don’t mind so much at the thrift store when there definitely other ponies I need in the bag/lot. But just kinda sad when you get the excited rush of “OMG I FOUND ONE IN THE WILD!!!”
 

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It was a great deal. The bag was $2.99 (plus taxes) and I did get a total of 11 ponies including the 3 fakies.


Yes!! I’m so paranoid with online shopping now. I make sure I ask for hoof photos if I’m buying something that might be an anniversary. I don’t mind so much at the thrift store when there definitely other ponies I need in the bag/lot. But just kinda sad when you get the excited rush of “OMG I FOUND ONE IN THE WILD!!!”
That's way cheaper than any bags here

If I were to find that same bag at my Goodwill, they'd likely charge $8.00 for it fakie or not
 

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That's way cheaper than any bags here

If I were to find that same bag at my Goodwill, they'd likely charge $8.00 for it fakie or not
Yeah. It really depends on what days you go and whose been pricing the toys where I live. Some days things are cheap, other days they’re super duper expensive for an item(s) that was donated to the store. It always grinds my gears when a “designer” items come in and they charge like $10 less than what it is in the store. For example, I found a Gap spring coat I really liked - they wanted $75 for it. For real!?!? What the heck? Then I found then same coat but different colour $4.99.... honestly, what even is this store? (It was at Value Village or Savers for everyone else.)
 
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I FORGOT TO UPLOAD PICTURES OF WHAT I GOT so here it is now after they’ve been bathed and styled o_O
35th Anniversary ponies:
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Heartthrob & Cherries Jubilee
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Twilight, Sparkler & Cotton Candy
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Super creepy giraffe/pony hybrid things:
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Then this RD I also found.
I haven’t styled her yet and she’s missing her sunglasses sadly. 20% less cool. :(
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I will take better pictures tomorrow after work once hair is dry and oh so cute. And in the day light and not (basically) midnight in a dark room. :hmph:
 

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I FORGOT TO UPLOAD PICTURES OF WHAT I GOT so here it is now after they’ve been bathed and styled o_O
35th Anniversary ponies:
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Heartthrob & Cherries Jubilee
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Twilight, Sparkler & Cotton Candy
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Super creepy giraffe/pony hybrid things:
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Then this RD I also found.
I haven’t styled her yet and she’s missing her sunglasses sadly. 20% less cool. :(
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I will take better pictures tomorrow after work once hair is dry and oh so cute. And in the day light and not (basically) midnight in a dark room. :hmph:
Ooooh I like that mixed bag! I'd be bouncing up and down like Pinkie Pie if I got all that for $2.99

In Ameria everyone is trying to make profits off them even at swapmeets

I have a Value Village a bit up north I've never really been to
Bet they get ponies I miss
 
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Ooooh I like that mixed bag! I'd be bouncing up and down like Pinkie Pie if I got all that for $2.99

In Ameria everyone is trying to make profits off them even at swapmeets

I have a Value Village a bit up north I've never really been to
Bet they get ponies I miss
I’m actually pretty surprised. All the ponies cleaned up beautifully and most will likely take over my current girls in my collection. Mostly because the paint on all these are pretty close to perfect. I only gave them the full bath treatment because they were from the thrift store and who knows where they’ve been and whose touched them. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t of needed to do too much to any of them. Even the anniversary ones are still extremely fragrant and have their bows.
 

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I’m actually pretty surprised. All the ponies cleaned up beautifully and most will likely take over my current girls in my collection. Mostly because the paint on all these are pretty close to perfect. I only gave them the full bath treatment because they were from the thrift store and who knows where they’ve been and whose touched them. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t of needed to do too much to any of them. Even the anniversary ones are still extremely fragrant and have their bows.
I really like that you found a Heartthrob. She's an exciting pony
 

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I believe you got that for to 2.99 awesome bag I wish I was that lucky I never find bag like that super jealous
 
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That's way cheaper than any bags here

If I were to find that same bag at my Goodwill, they'd likely charge $8.00 for it fakie or not
In my area thrift stores having bags of any real ponies almost never happens. I'm more likely to find a real live unicorn than I am to find any MLPs.
 

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I honestly don't see the problem with getting anni ponies. Ponies are ponies even if they're repros. Besides it wouldn't be the first time, given the first batch of repros released when G3 was still going strong. Sounds to me like a really sweet deal. Congrats!

Besides, it coulda been worse. It coulda been
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Troll Dolls! Mwahahahaa!
 

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I honestly don't see the problem with getting anni ponies. Ponies are ponies even if they're repros. Besides it wouldn't be the first time, given the first batch of repros released when G3 was still going strong. Sounds to me like a really sweet deal. Congrats!

Besides, it coulda been worse. It coulda been
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Troll Dolls! Mwahahahaa!
Oddly enough the last few weeks they’ve had a lot of vintage Trolls. I’m not really complaining. I was just disappointed that it wasn’t an OG Starshine as she was the reason I picked up the bag. In hind sight, I lucked out as these girls will likely replace current ponies in my collection. Just haven’t decided if I will keep the anniversary ones as place holders (mine are all still in boxes) or send them off to someone who needs them still.

In my area thrift stores having bags of any real ponies almost never happens. I'm more likely to find a real live unicorn than I am to find any MLPs.
Oh no!! That’s terrible luck! You can go shopping with me any time, I have an extra room with a comfy bed. I can usually always find bags on bags of G3’s at the very least when I go thrifting.

I believe you got that for to 2.99 awesome bag I wish I was that lucky I never find bag like that super jealous
It was a wonderful surprise. I usually pay $4-5.99+ for bags like this, but they are very sparse. ;p
 

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Oddly enough the last few weeks they’ve had a lot of vintage Trolls. I’m not really complaining. I was just disappointed that it wasn’t an OG Starshine as she was the reason I picked up the bag. In hind sight, I lucked out as these girls will likely replace current ponies in my collection. Just haven’t decided if I will keep the anniversary ones as place holders (mine are all still in boxes) or send them off to someone who needs them still.


Oh no!! That’s terrible luck! You can go shopping with me any time, I have an extra room with a comfy bed. I can usually always find bags on bags of G3’s at the very least when I go thrifting.


It was a wonderful surprise. I usually pay $4-5.99+ for bags like this, but they are very sparse. ;p

The troll dolls are coming for you. You'd better flee you brave, intrepid lady. Or at least make battle plans and fortify your fort.


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The troll dolls are coming for you. You'd better flee you brave, intrepid lady. Or at least make battle plans and fortify your fort.


;)
I shall recruit the unicorns to protect the house.

I'm in the same situation as @LightningSilver-Mana ....with the exception of that large lot on offer-up. There was a mint ff cotton candy mixed in there!
You too (and Eevee) are welcome to come and pony shop too of course. ;)
 
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