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G3 G3 Disintegrating Hair Syndrome

MustBeJewel

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Read the list and saw every Autumn Crisp has this issue and had a minor heart attack until I realized my fav G3 is Autumn SKYE, lol.

Hi there! To reiterate from the original post:

NOTE: Not every single pony (every single Autumn Crisp, for example) will have this problem.
 

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Read the list and saw every Autumn Crisp has this issue and had a minor heart attack until I realized my fav G3 is Autumn SKYE, lol.
Autumn Skye to Autumn Crisp: "Sure, Jan" *flips long, straight, blonde mane*

You know this is an excuse for me to reroot my see through (no sparkles) Secret Wish with Metallic Sunstone from Doll Planet! Before this thread I noticed something was wrong with her mane, but now that I know how bad it is likely to get, I'm looking forward to giving her metallic hair (I looooove metallic hair!). Currently her mane is stuck in a horseshoe shape, like when it's set from a ponytail, it's also "crusty."

My Piccolo might be okay, but if she's not, I don't look forward to rerooting her in flat baby pink ("Candy...something" from Shimmerlocks). No other color would look as good with her baby blue body color though. The pink and blue is why I like her!
 
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Hm, so I was getting out some ponies I had accidentally misplaced. I usually keep them in my bedroom in my pony shelf and these had accidentally been put in storage so I realized and got them out. Ive noticed my meadowbrook has something odd with the tip of her tail.
The ends are crinkled and pale and stuck together. Has anyone had this happen? I dont know if this is disintegration or a mouse chewing the end? The rest of her hair is fine.. I kinda hope it was a mouse.. The pics are after i seperated the hair. It almost looks as if it's been touched with heat but she hasnt been in scalding heat my storage is attached to the house.
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Edit: Flower Flash also has an issue, this one random piece of hair is rock hard. Both of them have brand new hair out of the package, literally. Its so weird, maybe it is melt instead of disintegration but why didnt it effect the rest of the hair? If it was either youd think the rest of the hair would be effected.. Unless Flower Flashes issue is something (maybe glue) from the factory I never noticed..

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Hm, so I was getting out some ponies I had accidentally misplaced. I usually keep them in my bedroom in my pony shelf and these had accidentally been put in storage so I realized and got them out. Ive noticed my meadowbrook has something odd with the tip of her tail.
The ends are crinkled and pale and stuck together. Has anyone had this happen? I dont know if this is disintegration or a mouse chewing the end? The rest of her hair is fine.. I kinda hope it was a mouse.. The pics are after i seperated the hair. It almost looks as if it's been touched with heat but she hasnt been in scalding heat my storage is attached to the house.
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Edit: Flower Flash also has an issue, this one random piece of hair is rock hard. Both of them have brand new hair out of the package, literally. Its so weird, maybe it is melt instead of disintegration but why didnt it effect the rest of the hair? If it was either youd think the rest of the hair would be effected.. Unless Flower Flashes issue is something (maybe glue) from the factory I never noticed..

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I have a few G3s with glued/melted clumps of hair. I'd say it was a fairly common QC issue with G3. I would just wash MB's tail and see if it helps.
 

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I have a few G3s with glued/melted clumps of hair. I'd say it was a fairly common QC issue with G3. I would just wash MB's tail and see if it helps.
Thanks! o_O Ive never had the issue but the more I look at it, flower flashes looks like glue or something factory done bc her hair is perfect otherwise.
Im not sure about MeadowBrook, it could be from the factory too its just odd. Ill trim the tiny tips off in any case to either make her tail perfect or avoid further disintegration if thats somehow the issue. Thank you for the response! :ponylove:
 

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my Sparkleworks, and first/only encounter so far with DHS. I thought it was something I had done (got her in a lot of stinky ponies, and soaked her in hot water with conditioner - using a detangling comb, it started coming out in clumps), but none of the other ponies in the group lost any hair. crazy.

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Today arrived my Flippity Flop, and I see she's on the list above as potential victim. Do you know which release is more likely to be affected? Mine is the Shimmer Pony release, and her hair is still intact. I hope it will be so in the future.
 

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Today arrived my Flippity Flop, and I see she's on the list above as potential victim. Do you know which release is more likely to be affected? Mine is the Shimmer Pony release, and her hair is still intact. I hope it will be so in the future.
As far as I know, we don't yet know if a certain release of her is more prone than others. Thank you for letting us know though, maybe we'll see a trend develop over time and we can figure out if one release is affected more than another or not. :)
 

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Today arrived my Flippity Flop, and I see she's on the list above as potential victim. Do you know which release is more likely to be affected? Mine is the Shimmer Pony release, and her hair is still intact. I hope it will be so in the future.
I think that I've had three Flippity Flop (sold doubles) and none of them had any issues.
 

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I went back to that charity shop today thinking I forgot something there but I didn’t but the two Ivys were still there. I’m aware this thread is about G3s but I’m not sure if this is actually the same thing happening or not? I felt it’s worth a mention though
As I said in my last reply, her hair was breaking up on my lap when brushing and then more came out when washing
Here she is when I got her home and after an attempt at combing it and washing it. The next picture is the other two at the charity shop. Not sure if the same happened to them or they just fell out
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They’re McDonalds ponies after all
That just happened to me. Yesterday I got some ponies including this Ivy, and as I took it out of the box, the tail just fell out. If the hair remains intact, I'll glue back.
Might just be the McDonald's toys. I've heard about issues with one of their G3 toys and discoloration.
I have some discoloured G3s, one is changed from blue to green.
I think that I've had three Flippity Flop (sold doubles) and none of them had any issues.
That's good news! :satisfied:
 

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Today arrived my Flippity Flop, and I see she's on the list above as potential victim. Do you know which release is more likely to be affected? Mine is the Shimmer Pony release, and her hair is still intact. I hope it will be so in the future.
It seems like the ponies most likely to be victims are:

- from budget lines, like Autumn Crisp
- bonus ponies from playsets
- ponies who came WITH a bonus pony, like Petal Blossom
- Avon exclusives

All instances where Hasbro is making less profit-per-pony, so it would make sense for them to use cheaper hair. Except the Avon ones; I guess Avon is just cheap, or maybe they wanted a bigger cut compared to Toys R Us and Target. (Though some ponies don't fit into any of those categories, like Tangerine Twinkle.)

My guess is the matte Flippity Flop (Shimmer pony) is less likely to be affected than the pearly body one (bonus pony).
 

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It seems like the ponies most likely to be victims are:

- from budget lines, like Autumn Crisp
- bonus ponies from playsets
- ponies who came WITH a bonus pony, like Petal Blossom
- Avon exclusives

All instances where Hasbro is making less profit-per-pony, so it would make sense for them to use cheaper hair. Except the Avon ones; I guess Avon is just cheap, or maybe they wanted a bigger cut compared to Toys R Us and Target. (Though some ponies don't fit into any of those categories, like Tangerine Twinkle.)

My guess is the matte Flippity Flop (Shimmer pony) is less likely to be affected than the pearly body one (bonus pony).
I agree with your observation. I think that we could also include some ponies that have more then one hair color (since it would make sense for them to use cheaper hair for these ponies).

I've noticed that most of Star Song and Cheerilee \ Cherry Blossom ponies that I've owned had one lighter color of hair that was made of lower quality nylon (not one that disintegrates but one that's less soft and harder to brush out compared to regular \ high quality pony nylon).

So I assume that some ponies that have multiple hair colors had one hair color made out of "disintegrating" material to cut cost.

I also assume that Divine Shine ponies could have been made in a way that required to cut cost somewhere else to keep the price low, so they used cheaper hair for them.
 

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December Poinsettia has been added to the list. :(

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awh, double kill. fading pink AND disintegrating red hair :( thankfully my poinsettia just has faded pink hair...
(at what point do we give up and just designate the entire g3 line as susceptible to this? lol)
 
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