Damage from MIB to do or not to do MIB

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  1. tulagirl

    tulagirl Proud Owner of Cat Pee Pony

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    I have for the most part loose/played with G1's and G3's. I recently aquired a 2006 G3 pony still in its box, but the box was in pretty bad shape. It had not affected the pony..just had things torn off of it. I didn't see any point in saving that. So I took the pony out. To my shock and sadness the plastic casing they put the ponies in..where their hooves go deep into a plastic hole...has permanantly dented and ruined the lower part of all 4 of her legs. I have no idea if this is ever going to go away. So next comes the question...is it worth it to keep these MIB? Maybe for resale, but now that I know the MIB ones are damaged I probably will not buy them from that date for sure. I would guess that all ponies MIB from that date are going to have this issue because they are all packed the same way. I wish they would change the way they package things. I just have to remember they think that these are for children and meant for play and for toys. They probably don't realize the amount of adult collectors out there. Even though many don't like G3, I do...and this makes me sad to know that the MIB packing is going to damage my ponies.:anpony::anpony:
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    SoSoftClaire Teeny Tiny Baby Pony Moderator

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    Honestly, even when buying them in stores, a lot of my new G3s would have dents in their hooves. Sometimes after opening them it slowly went away, but I have like one or two ponies that still have the hoof dents.

    I think Hasbro does realize how many of us collect, but I think they just don't really care to change the line that much since we're still a very small percentage of sales. They've mentioned things like this at the MLP Fairs. But they do care enough to give us special releases (the fair ponies, the Art ponies, the Comicon ponies) and they even did some graded for collecting purposes only (which were pretty expensive, though.)

    I know it's disheartening, but know that not all of them are like that, and it may be less obvious in time. I hope so!
  3. tulagirl

    tulagirl Proud Owner of Cat Pee Pony

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    Wow this is interesting...thank you for posting. I am hoping it will go away in time..but I am not so sure. My husband says that we can thank theft for most of the crazy packaging of toys these days. Years ago it was very easy to get in a toy and take stuff out. Now you can't even get into it when you buy it LOL.
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    boiling water can sometimes fix dents in the plastic. if her head is somewhat easily removed, just fill her with the boiling water and it might make her soft enough for the plastic to pop out.

    I haven't tried it with G3s yet, but I do it all the time with G1s.
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    Breyer600 Princess Rinse 'N Spit

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    I agree with trying boiling water. I found this poor girl at the thrift store some time ago:

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    Just dipping her legs in boiling water helped quite a bit, but I decided to take off her head and boil her whole body. Here's how she looks now:

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  6. tulagirl

    tulagirl Proud Owner of Cat Pee Pony

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    Wow I am amazed by that one. I am not sure I want to cut the head off of my pony at this point, but if I find one in that shape I might just try that. Thank you sooo much for the tip.

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