Newest Charity Shop Finds [Updated]

StormMaeker

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I had one of the best charity shop scores earlier last week. G3 ponies are one of my favourites, they were my gen of ponies and I found some! Not only that but I can cross off a childhood want pony from a list… Brights Brightly!

The first charity shop I went in had Mane-iac Mayhem. I was surprised, I never expected to find her ever at all. She is not a pony I would have considered picking up but there you go, she had me. I also found a Cadance too
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G4: Princess Cadance and Mane-iac Mayhem

I then went to the next charity shop, found nothing but the third one… that’s where the magic was found. Here is who I got:
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G4: Princess Twilight Sparkle
G2: Light Heart, Sweet Berry and Ivy

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G3: Royalette, Royal Boquet, Windy Wisp, Brights Brightly

I didn’t know who Royalette was but she is very pretty. I don’t think I was too taken by 1998 McDonald’s G2 ponies but after seeing them in person, I had to get them. I like Sweet Berry’s pose and they almost remind me of donkeys somehow.

Since the hair on all these were in pretty good condition I knew cleaning would be a breeze. Windy Wisp however had something gross all in a streak in her mane and a big drop behind her wing. When cleaning, it looked a lot like blood which made me very uncomfortable so I knew I had to clean her first. I hope he isn’t cursed. None of these have any sign of tail rust so I ruled that out. Whatever it is has sort of stained so I need to take her head off and give it a soak in case it’s gone inside the hair plugs and try to remove any more off the hair. Also, Mane-iac has a bit of hair cut in the middle on one side but I’ll pretend that is from a battle

Anyway, onto the ‘after’ shots:
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I did try to replicate Mane-iac’s tentacle-like hair by sectioning it out into different curls but that didn’t land properly so I did what you see there. I also love how smooth the hair ended up becoming, especially Royalette’s. I also did consider in the beginning giving back Royal Bouquet’s plait from her previous owner in her hair but decided not to. Lift Heart has some old battle scars of some sort. I did not know McDonald’s Lights Hearts were painted

Bonus:
A pony I could not also buy because I didn’t have enough money on me… Wind Drifter in her tin.
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EDIT:
Wind Drifter has gone. I wish her the best times in her new home
 
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strawberrypony32

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I had one of the best charity shop scores earlier last week. G3 ponies are one of my favourites, they were my gen of ponies and I found some! Not only that but I can cross off a childhood want pony from a list… Brights Brightly!

The first charity shop I went in had Mane-iac Mayhem. I was surprised, I never expected to find her ever at all. She is not a pony I would have considered picking up but there you go, she had me. I also found a Cadance too
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G4: Princess Cadance and Mane-iac Mayhem

I then went to the next charity shop, found nothing but the third one… that’s where the magic was found. Here is who I got:
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G4: Princess Twilight Sparkle
G2: Light Heart, Sweet Berry and Ivy

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G3: Royalette, Royal Boquet, Windy Wisp, Brights Brightly

I didn’t know who Royalette was but she is very pretty. I don’t think I was too taken by 1998 McDonald’s G2 ponies but after seeing them in person, I had to get them. I like Sweet Berry’s pose and they almost remind me of donkeys somehow.

Since the hair on all these were in pretty good condition I knew cleaning would be a breeze. Windy Wisp however had something gross all in a streak in her mane and a big drop behind her wing. When cleaning, it looked a lot like blood which made me very uncomfortable so I knew I had to clean her first. I hope he isn’t cursed. None of these have any sign of tail rust so I ruled that out. Whatever it is has sort of stained so I need to take her head off and give it a soak in case it’s gone inside the hair plugs and try to remove any more off the hair. Also, Mane-iac has a bit of hair cut in the middle on one side but I’ll pretend that is from a battle

Anyway, onto the ‘after’ shots:
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I did try to replicate Mane-iac’s tentacle-like hair by sectioning it out into different curls but that didn’t land properly so I did what you see there. I also love how smooth the hair ended up becoming, especially Royalette’s. I also did consider in the beginning giving back Royal Bouquet’s plait from her previous owner in her hair but decided not to. Lift Heart has some old battle scars of some sort. I did not know McDonald’s Lights Hearts were painted

Bonus:
A pony I could not also buy because I didn’t have enough money on me… Wind Drifter in her tin.
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Omg!! Such great finds!! :shock: I never find any of the molded sweetberry or ivy mcdonalds ponies. All the g3s are gORGEOUS! Ahhhh ive never seen Wind Drifter in her tin! For only $10 too! I would die haha from pony shock. :hearteyes:
 

StormMaeker

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Omg!! Such great finds!! :shock: I never find any of the molded sweetberry or ivy mcdonalds ponies. All the g3s are gORGEOUS! Ahhhh ive never seen Wind Drifter in her tin! For only $10 too! I would die haha from pony shock. :hearteyes:
I have never seen any ponies in their packaging either in charity shops. I think on the way to town I did wonder what if I ever found some MiB ponies and then that happened. She’s £10 but unfortunately all G3’s were £4 each, McDonald’s being 50p each but luckily, the cashier mistook Twiley as a ‘Donald’s pony

I hope she’s there when I go back with some money next time. I’d take her out the tin though
 

strawberrypony32

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I have never seen any ponies in their packaging either in charity shops. I think on the way to town I did wonder what if I ever found some MiB ponies and then that happened. She’s £10 but unfortunately all G3’s were £4 each, McDonald’s being 50p each but luckily, the cashier mistook Twiley as a ‘Donald’s pony

I hope she’s there when I go back with some money next time. I’d take her out the tin though
I hope shes still there when you go back! :D I would take her out of the tin too haha she can easily be put back anyway! I saw a MIB sparkleworks the other day but she was 15 dollars so I couldn't get her either. :cry: Hopefully we'll both get them later!
 

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Update:
Wind Drifter has been taken to a new home it seems. I went back to get her but she isn’t there. This little one was there instead so she came with me! Even though I’ve said before I’ve never been a fan of G3 babies apart from my pegasi ones, I had to have her. Welcome, my new and first baby earth pony, Pink Sunsparkle!
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Spazikeen

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Wowwowow!!! Great finds and they all look so happy in their beautifully cleaned up after photos! I have no idea who Mane-iac is but i think i just discovered my first G4 wishlist pony based on the amazing pun name alone. Also Im sure you get this all the time but your photography is truly lovely!
 

StormMaeker

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Wowwowow!!! Great finds and they all look so happy in their beautifully cleaned up after photos! I have no idea who Mane-iac is but i think i just discovered my first G4 wishlist pony based on the amazing pun name alone. Also Im sure you get this all the time but your photography is truly lovely!
Thank you so much!
I have a feeling somebody must have donated their G3 collection to one of my local charity shops because they’re suddenly turning up. In fact, last time also had three G3 scooters! I didn’t get them as I don’t know where I’d put them. I have one from childhood anyway.

In one episode, Mane-iac was a comic book villain who fought against The Power Ponies
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Thank you so much!
I have a feeling somebody must have donated their G3 collection to one of my local charity shops because they’re suddenly turning up. In fact, last time also had three G3 scooters! I didn’t get them as I don’t know where I’d put them. I have one from childhood anyway.

In one episode, Mane-iac was a comic book villain who fought against The Power Ponies
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I :purpleheart: Power ponies, have the whole set. Here’s mane-iac in box.
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