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Sunday, October 6, 2019

NON-SPORT FRANKENSET - CARD #8

Y'ALL KNEW THIS DAY WAS COMING

IT'S MAGICAL PRINCESS HORSE ANIME TIME

2013 My Little Pony Blind Bag Wave 8 - Fluttershy 


BACK A MILLION YEARS AGO YOU COULD GO TO THE STORE, BUY A MY LITTLE PONY BLINDBAG FOR A COUPLE BUCKS AND GET A TINY PLASTIC LITTLE COLORFUL HORSIE AND A TRADING CARD THAT WAS HORRIBLY MANGLED BECAUSE IT WAS PACKAGED LOOSELY IN A POUCH WITH A HARD LUMPY THING. HERE'S A CARD OF FLUTTERSHY FROM ONE OF THE PACKS. OR MORE ACCURATELY, A GENERIC PEGASUS PONY WITH RAINBOW DASH'S HAIRSTYLE GIVEN FLUTTERSHY'S PINK MANE AND YELLOW COAT COLORING AND BUTTERFLIES STAMPED ON HER BUTT. SHE LIKES TAKING CARE OF HER FRIENDS! THIS IS THE *EIGHTH* SERIES OF THESE LITTLE PLASTIC BLINDBAG TOYS AND HASBRO WAS STILL USING THE GENERIC PONY CUTOUTS IN THEIR OFFICIAL ARTWORK. THE SERIES HAS A NEON MOTIF WHICH IS APPROPRIATE BECAUSE THE TOYS HAVE SOME REALLY BRIGHT DAY-GLO COLORING IF I RECALL CORRECTLY. Y'ALL KNOW WHAT BLINDBAGS ARE RIGHT? LEMME 'SPLAIN

YOU KNOW HOW WE BUY PACKS OF TRADING CARDS NOT KNOWING WHAT THE HELL COULD BE IN THERE AND WE JUST GRAB ONE BLINDLY AND HOPE FOR THE BEST? AND THEN WE BUY 27 MORE PACKS BECAUSE THAT ONE SUCKED AND SURELY I'LL GET A BEEG MOJO HIT IN THIS PACK, RIGHT? WHY CAN'T I PULL A JOE SCHLABOTNIK CARD??? WELL TOY COMPANIES FIGURED OUT THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO SELL PLASTIC CRAP AS WELL AND DO IT WITH TOYS NOW. BLINDBAGS ARE FRIGGIN' EVERYWHERE NOWADAYS IN EVERY POSSIBLE TOY LINE (AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ABOUT VIDEO GAME LOOTBOXES) BUT IN 2012 THEY WEREN'T AS UBIQUITOUS. HELL, CARD AISLES SOMETIMES HAVE MORE OF THESE THINGS THAN BASEBALL CARDS. HASBRO WAS AHEAD OF THE GAME, I'M PRETTY SURE THEY WERE SELLING THESE BEFORE THE SHOW EVEN AIRED. FUN FACT: EVERY PACK OF THESE HAD A CODE ON THEM INDICATING WHICH PONY WAS IN THE PACK DUE TO REGULATIONS OR SOMESUCH. SO IT WASN'T REALLY A BLIND BAG PER SE, IT WAS MORE A LOOK UP THE CODE ONLINE AND DIG THROUGH THE BOX UNTIL YOU FIND ONE YOU WANT BAG. IN LATER SERIES THEY JUST SAID FUCK IT AND MADE THE PACKS SEE-THROUGH


THE BACK OF THE 8TH SERIES CARDS HAVE AN EVENING FESTIVAL THEME AND A MINI CHECKLIST OF 6 OF THE 24 PONES IN THE SET. THIS CARD HAS THE FOLLOWING:

TOP ROW:
BIG MACINTOSH - APPLEJACK'S BIG BROTHER. HE SAYS EEYUP
A RECOLOR OF RARITY IN COLORS SHE'D NEVER BE CAUGHT DEAD IN AND A FLOWER ON HER RUMP
FLIM - OR IS IT FLAM - ONE OF THE CAPITALIST JERK PONYS WHO WERE OFTEN CAST AS THE ANTAGONIST

BOTTOM ROW:
ACTUAL RARITY WITH DIAMONDS ON HER DERRIERE
FLUTTERSHY OR RANDOM PEGASUS COSPLAYING AS FLUTTERSHY AT THE VERY LEAST
I DON'T KNOW WHO THE HELL THIS ONE IS, IT'S TWILIGHT SPARKLE'S BROTHER WITH SOME PUKEY LOOKING COLORS

I MOCK THE GENERICNESS OF THESE TOYS BUT I THINK THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE FIRST OR SECOND SERIES WITH ACTUAL BOY HORSES IN IT USING MODELS FROM THE ACTUAL SHOW CHARACTERS. BEFORE THAT IT WAS THE SAME FOUR POSES CUT AND PASTED FOR EVERYTHING. THIS SERIES CAME OUT ABOUT THE SAME TIME MLP STOPPED BEING A SILLY INTERNET THING AND BECAME A HOLY SHIT, WE CAN SERIOUSLY CAPITALIZE ON THIS THING AFTER FORBES WROTE AN ARTICLE BASICALLY SCREAMING AT HASBRO TO TAKE THE MILLENIALS' MONEY YOU IDIOTS!!! BEFORE THAT THESE WERE LITERALLY THE ONLY PONY TRADING CARDS ON THE MARKET. THEN ENTERPLAY HAPPENED AND... WELL, WE'LL GET TO THAT ANOTHER TIME.

SADLY PONIES ARE OVER. YESTERDAY WAS THE FINAL NORMALLY SCHEDULED SATURDAY SHOWING OF AN MLP:FIM EPISODE. NEXT SATURDAY EVENING IS THE GRAND TWO-PART SERIES FINALE AND EPILOGUE EPISODE. THE FINALE AIRED IN DENMARK OR AUSTRALIA OR SOMETHING WELL OVER A MONTH AGO SO EVERYONE WHO WANTED TO SEE HOW IT ENDS HAS HAS HAD THEIR CHANCE FOR A WHILE NOW. 9 SEASONS, A SPIN-OFF FEATURING WEIRD BIG HEAD TEENAGE HORSE GIRLS, SOME SPECIALS AND A MOVIE AIN'T BAD FOR WHAT WAS INTENDED TO BE A TOY COMMERCIAL THOUGH

HOWEVER

IT WAS RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT IDW WILL CONTINUE TO PUBLISH THE OFFICIAL MY LITTLE PONY COMICS AND THE NEXT SERIES IS TITLED SEASON TEN. SO THE SHOW IS OVER BUT THE COMICS ARE DOING FINE. WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE I LOVE THE COMICS. I LIKE 'EM SO MUCH I BOUGHT A PONY SKETCH AT DRAGON*CON FROM COMIC ARTIST ANDY PRICE

OF FLUTTERSHY AS A VAMPIRE BAT

did you know fluttershy was a secret vampire?

PONIES AIN'T DEAD! THEY'RE UNDEAD!



flutterbat pony's dead
undead undead undead

6 comments:

P-town Tom said...

PLZ POST MORE PONIES!

Nachos Grande said...

I missed the PONIES on the blog!

Fuji said...

Are they still making new episodes of MLP cartoons? I feel like it's been a few years since I've heard my students talking about it.

dayf said...

@Fuji - this Saturday is the three episode series finale. there's another movie in the works i think and Hasbro will definitely be making a next gen MLP cartoon at some point. gotta sell them plastic horses

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