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G5 Royal Gala Set Review (Pic Heavy)

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So my boyfriend bought me the Royal Gala set. What a sweet guy!

This will take many posts. Sorry.

Here is the packaging. It is nice, if overly pink.
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There's a paper poster of Pipp on it. Which I will not be keeping.
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Here's the ponies in their egg carton tray. I'm glad it's not styrofoam. Good job Hasbro!
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Let's get to the real reason we're gathered here today. To take a look at the ponies.

Here's Sunny Starscout. She's much cuter then I gave her credit for. I tried to give you a good look at her translucent hair, but failed. Her head movement is hindered by her braid. Her tail swishes like a horse. The joints on these ponies are looser then I like. Of course, this may vary across individual toys.
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In fact she can go full Exorcist on you. Just in time, if a bit early, for the spooky season. What's that Sunny? You don't like pea soup? Me neither.
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Some of my ponies have volunteered to do gen comparisons.
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Welcome to the long, and illustrious history of MLP Sunny. Now ya gotta update your studies to include Dream Valley, Friendship Gardens, and Ponyville.
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Next on the list is Zipp Storm. Her pink hair is translucent, the aqua stripe is solid. Phooey!
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Her wings can move down and forward some.
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She can sort of stand on her back legs with tail assistance.
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She has a stripe in her tail.
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I don't like her paint brush head, so I'll do gen comparisons with the next pegasus.
 
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Next up is Izzy Moonbow.
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She is purple, its just washed out.
Her mane is part solid, part translucent. Her tail is all translucent.
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Here she is with my volunteer ponies. I haz no G2 Uny-coorrns! *sob*
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This is what a real lunar pony looks like.
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Having articulated toys is not a good idea, when they're straight limbed.
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Take that nubby horn!
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I'm unsure if a G5's horn would be longer, or the same size as a G1's? Hard to tell at this size.
 
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This is Shutter Snap. Her color is actually a pale peachy-pink, instead of white. Her hair is pearlescent, and her wings are in Pipp's style. It reminds me of how the Wingers have different shapes. Neat. I like her soft seafoam colored hair.
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The side hair style restricts her movement to one side.

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The back of the wings are not painted.
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Here she is with my volunteers.
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Its interesting that some of their hair only falls on the NDS side. (Not hers obviously.) Its rather annoying.
 
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Ruddy Sparks. I don't like this one at all. He's being chucked into the custom pile. Being turned into a unipeg. His hair is milky translucent. I might have liked Ruddy, if not for the paintbrush head and pink-on-white. Here's an idea for chili pepper ponies Hasbro,red/orange/green
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Got a little printed card pass on a string.
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All hail the queen! We mean it maaan! (Probably misquoted Sid Vicious. Oh well.) I like Queen Haven more then I thought. Her hair colors and the way the blue on her wings soften and fade is very pretty. Was gonna customize, but she can stay as she is. Loving that periwinkle!
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Her symbol is okay i guess. Blue is milky translucent, lavender is solid.
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She has a printed on necklace.
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ETA: What is that purple band on her neck? What the heck did you do Hasbro? :blink:
 
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Dazzle, Dazzle, dazzle their eyes,
catch them unaware.
Go beyond limiiits,
make em stop and a stop and stare!
Its all in the style!
Your radiating heat!
All in the style!
Let's knock em off their feet!
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Here's Dazzle Feather. Sadly she is pink, and not purple. I normally don't like this color combo, but she pulls it off so elegantly. Gives off a Roaring 20s vibe doesn't she? Her printed collar looks great. I love her wings!
 
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*Sigh* Poor Zoom Zephyrwing. You just had to be a paintbrush head. I like you otherwise though. I guess this means your green cohort will be the same. Blah yeck ptooey! Hair is translucent, and on the warm side of pinkish-purple. No socks, no blaze, and one eyebrow is thicker then the other. *snort*
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Those wings are purtyful. Nice deep eye color. Symbol looks basic. More like a chess piece. Okay ZZ let's check you out with other pony boys.
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I sadly lack G2 boys.
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I do have a pegasus stallion.
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Last but not least, is Pipp Petals. She's pretty plain compared to some of the others in this set. Her hair is the same color as ZZ's. Instead of that nice, rich, dark purple for contrast.
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I was gonna head swap her with Zoom but the ball joint is stuck in the head socket. :hmph: So unless I can dig it out, he'll hafta wait, and she is going in the normal custom pile.
 
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Some heads pop on n off, nice and easy. Others are stubborn. And it's just my luck, that the ones I want to swap are stubborn, or in Pipp's case, broken.
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Behold! Abby Normal! (Kudos to those who get the joke.)


Hope you guys didn't fall asleep, during my loooong boring review. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Ciao!
 
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thank you bigly for the pics, write-up and size comparisons... didn't know the decision was to go the way of "action figure" for the new toys as I admit i am biased to pony hair even though yeah, in a toybox environment that hair can become quite the mess... am admittedly happy they sort of have at least a mention of a horsey muzzle although I am still getting used to the forward facing face = overall huge thanks for the share :)
 

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thank you bigly for the pics, write-up and size comparisons... didn't know the decision was to go the way of "action figure" for the new toys as I admit i am biased to pony hair even though yeah, in a toybox environment that hair can become quite the mess... am admittedly happy they sort of have at least a mention of a horsey muzzle although I am still getting used to the forward facing face = overall huge thanks for the share :)
Your welcome, and I'm still getting used to it as well. There are ponies with hair, including a much bigger pack at Target. Plus the singles and a unicorn party pack. Except for the boys. Hasbro must believe male horses have short plastic manes irl. Dumb.
 
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