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A pony entry for a change - I know I don't post pictures of them very much anymore. It doesn't mean I don't love them to bits though!! With the lack of new releases I haven't been as inspired, and I won't lie, I have a serious pullip addiction. Photographing ponies also isn't as dynamic and varied as pullips are - you can't pose the ponies!

Anyways - There's been much unrest in the pony community lately over Hasbro's decision to go with the Core 7 group of ponies. For those who don't collect ponies, it basically means that for the next year (and hopefully no longer than that!) the majority of ponies released (if not all of them) will be the same seven ponies. Over, and over again, with slight variations in their appearance. This has many, many people *really* pissed off. On top of that, *all* of the ponies are being released in the same pose. There is reason behind it I guess - although a pretty stupid one. There is new plastic clothing for them to wear that comes with some sets, and the pose is designed for everyone to be able to wear everything.



Hasbro has given their reasoning behind the core 7 - They want little girls to learn about the characters and "know" them. From what we heard at last years convention, this should be changing after 2008. From what I can gather, I think they are targeting a much younger age range than they used to. Information from the New York Toy fair going on this weekend seems to suggest (to me anyway) that the Littlest Pet Shop line is taking the place of MLP's for that age grouping - and to their credit the line has been extremely popular. I have a small LPS collection myself. They're churning those pets out the same way the we got a rediculous influx of ponies in 2005-2006.

It is frustrating. Don't get me wrong. I love My Little Ponies. I love the memories the bring back of my childhood. I love their cute faces and general happy appearance. It used to be *extremely* exciting seeing the first pics of who was coming out next and eventually hunting for them. There wasn't quite the variety there was in the G1's, but there were many really lovely, charming ponies coming out on a regular basis. I keep telling myself that if the core 7 will bring new interest to the line, get more little girls to fall in love, and strengthen to line so it can continue and grow, I think it will be worth it.

Yikes...long!! Getting to the point, I swear!! :P



I am definitely in the minority, but I am actually liking a lot of what is to come in 2008. At this point, I will have at least two, if not three of all of the core seven when all is said and done. (If not more depending on if we aren't yet seeing everything that will be released) The variations are subtle, but I like them. I think it would be kind of cool to have a shelf devoted to them and to see all the incarnations lined up together.

If you haven't seen these yet and are interested, here are the newly released pictures of the 2008 line from the NY Toy Fair: http://toyfair08.asmzine.com/gallery/hasbro/my-little-pony/

Here are some pictures of the three core 7 ponies I have so far. I think they're really beautiful!

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Pink and green has been my favorite color combo for years, so as soon as I saw pics of her, I knew I would have to find her! Cheerilee is pretty much a rehash of Cherry Blossom...I wish they had kept her name as it was!

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Toola Roola used to look pretty different - and although she now bears a striking resemblance to Rarity, I still like her.

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Sweetie Belle is probably the most exciting of the core 7 - Unicorns are pretty new to the G3 line, and she is the first white one. She did get stuck with another one of Hasbro's epic stupid names though!

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Some older pics I've been meaning to post of most of my G3 unicorns. (I left out the original Rarity, cause I figured I didn't need two!)

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Thanks for looking!! :)




So pony lovers...am I the only one who has some love for the core 7??
 
 
 
 
 
 
i am LOVING The core 7! ^-^ little sad about not seeing any new ponies come out, but ill deal. easter cheerilee is STUNNING with the bright green on her leg. i think its an awesome effect especially with her rich colour.
I love Cherry Blossom (sorry, Cheerilee..... stupid name) shes always been one of my favs but..... I don't see the need for millions of them. I like the swirly ideas, but its just so gaudy..... or maybe just because of the eyeliner. I don't know..... I got quite sick of G3s awhile ago!

I love your pics.... makes the ponies look so prettyful!
I'm not a MLP collector but I'm loving the colors on these new ponies, they look so vibrant and colorful! The second pony you photographed is my favorite, very cute. :D

MLP makes me feel all nostalgic...I was a kid when they first came out in the early 80's (I'm old, do the math :P) and I had a ton of them. Good memories, good fun...
They're so cute!
I love it when you make
these posts! :O
I wouldn't have anywhere to put
them if I collected them, so
it's really awsome to see a
collection :D
Hi! This is LadyArgonna from the Arena (this is the LJ I use for my RPG and general friends updates. I've added you, I'd love for you to friend me back! While I'm waiting the zillion years for Pullipstyle to let me log in, any hints as to where you can get wigs, clothes, and other Pullip goodies? And maybe you could post a tutorial on how you change bodies? I've read all your public entries and the photos are abso-freaking-lutely fantastic! (Not to mention inspiring for when I get my own girls and guys!)
Sorry for the mini-novel! See ya around the forums!
GAH! The more and more I see of your pony pics, the more I want them! I'm kicking myself for selling off my Whistle Wishes & Brights Brightly, now I want all the G3 unis… *sigh* Pony addiction can be a terrible thing. ;p

The only thing that worries me about the 'Core 7' idea is that it may be Hasbro's attempt at cutting costs and keeping the MLP line to a minimum, meaning that they're focusing on other brands and hinting that the MLP line is coming to an end. (very slowly, but possibly)

This doesn't bother me so much because I collect vintage ponies mainly, but still it'd make me pretty sad to see all those vibrant and colourful ponies disappear from stores. *sad* I really hope that isn't the case though. There are a few of the Core 7 ponies that I like, especially after seeing your pictures of them. <3 Seeing your pictures really inspire me to collect them and respect the G3 line more. Thanks so much for sharing them!
I love Sweetie Belle's design, and her name. I think it suits her. ^_^
Hi! I found your journal through MLP Arena. I just tried your straw curls, and they turned out pretty nice for a first try! I love your pictures- the ponies look like fashion models :)
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