G1 Basic Fun Retro Ponies: News Ponies at Target! [Updated 8/5/20]

Tak

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Did they release the set of four with Tootsie and Posey yet? TY!
They’re released in Canada. That’s also where the sparkler with the classic hair is. I think they’re out in the USA, but I’ve had no luck, so don’t get discouraged yet.
 

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BF posted this today on their Instagram page. If your looking for these girls still seems Target has a new shipment.
 

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TAF and SS would be great options! I personally prefer the UK version of the SS’s though. I also am still hoping for the twinkle eyes. Anyone hear any updates? I haven’t seen much going on on here, basic fun page on Facebook and also haven’t seen any ponies at target or Target.com last few times I’ve gone/checked. Still looking for posey, cherries jubilee and the other 2. I hope they’re not discontinuing these remakes

Sorry, not sure if this question is best for this thread, but how well do you guys think/know the my little pony line is doing in comparison to basic fun’s other toy lines? When I look at their page on Facebook, the my little pony pictures tend to have some of the most likes, but maybe that’s just because most of the MLP fanbase are adults/loyal. Idk if that questions makes sense, I just think about it a lot, because Ive convinced myself if the MLP line is among the most profitable, they’re not likely to stop doing it. But I guess it also depends on the contract that they have with hasbro or whoever else it’s with.
 

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@TSQuaid I do know that all the companies are behind on production and shipping due to covid. First lockdown, then restrictions, everywhere, so I think just give them time to recover.
Ok yeah that makes sense. It just seems like such a long time, but I guess production and then shipping it all out can be a lengthy process, esp with what’s going on. Thanks, Tak!
 

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I follow BasicFun on IG, and it does seem like 99% of their posts anymore are Care Bears... I've also seen the tags taken down from my local Targets, so I'm afraid they may be clearing out the line. Or is it just because the next shipment is so delayed? I really hope we get the Tootsie assortment, I really want that lavender-looking Lickety Split!!
 

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I went to Target for the first time since last year and it was a horrific experience. I will not go again if I can help it. I hope to find them online.
 
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Sherbet

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I have been looking for a Gusty for months in my Target, but there haven't been any ponies at all. Now the tags are down. So sad! A friend about an hour away was able to get me a Gusty at another Target, but I wanted to see her in person as well as others in the set. Funny how the box art had ponies in the wrong pose. Do we think there is hope that Target will stock them again, since they seem to be taking away that space?
 
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Its annoying but easily fixable. I don't get why they do that but its not a deal breaker.
7 month delayed response, lol. Yeah, it can be combed over, but then the red streak is covered and it's green on top. I left Gusty with her hair the way it came, and am getting used to it, but I still wish they made it like the original.
 

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I've been stalking my local Targets for the new ponies. I'm starting to worry that they aren't getting them. All the stores are bare.
 

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I got all 4 today at Meijer in Lexington KY. I have quit going to Target as I haven't found any at Target except for Starflower and Pinwheel when they were released, Meijer (If you have them around) has been better at stocking the newer ponies. I was able to grab the extra Lickety and Posey that they had out as well- someone on FB asked about them so I grabbed them too. I will keep going back and checking each weekend if need be.
 

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I asked BF about the next wave of ponies whilst I was contacting them about a defective Cherries Jubilee I got, and they let me know the Twinkle Eyed ponies are still slated for release in Fall 2021! No idea about which retailers will get them, but I'll provide an update when they get back to me. Hopefully at least Amazon will get them or something :/
 

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