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Hasbro Announces My Little Pony Retro Rainbow Mane 6
After the My Little Pony 35th Anniversary celebration from last year, Hasbro goes back in time again and announces a brand new set of retro ponies based on the modern mane 6!
The main cast from Friendship is Magic is shaped after ponies from older generation, though with a little twist. Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are molded after the classic G1 Firefly pose and Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Applejack are a mixture of G1 and G3 styles. Color-wise the ponies have not changed, but the cutie marks did: they increased in number and size, looking more like the G1 symbols than their current cutie marks.
All ponies come in a single box that is covered with retro-vibes, and even the logo from the first generation! We also received some crazy hi-res images of this set, of which we shared a little compilation below to show you the quality of detail of the figures and packaging.

The My Little Pony Retro Rainbow Mane 6 collection will be an Amazon exclusive and release on the first of September. Pre-orders are available for $24.99.

Together with this new set comes the premiere of My Little Pony: The Retro Show, a free weekly show where Hasbro looks back on the history of My Little Pony from the 80's and 90's.

And if you still have more thirst for retro My Little Pony, why not take a look at our own book My Little Pony Collectibles, where we take a look at the rich history of MLP throughout the generations!
Hasbro Announces My Little Pony Retro Rainbow Mane 6
Hasbro Announces My Little Pony Retro Rainbow Mane 6
Pony and packaging details (click to zoom)

  • RETRO FORM FACTOR: Retro Rainbow Mane 6 collection features 3-inch pony figures with designs inspired by original 1980s pony form
  • REIMAGINED MANE 6: Collect favorite G4 My Little Pony characters Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, and Fluttershy reimagined with classic G1 styling
  • 2019 MEETS THE 1980s: Imagine the ponies My Little Pony fans know and love have gone back in time! Figures have signature colors and reimagined cutie marks inspired by character looks in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, now with a retro design
  • ROOTED HAIR: Figures have long rooted manes and tails inspired by the look of retro pony figures' hair
  • COLLECTION FOR NEW AND LONGTIME FANS: New fans and longtime collectors of My Little Pony figures can now discover beloved modern characters in a look reminiscent of vintage designs. Retro-themed package makes this exciting collection great for display or play. Ages 3 and up
Imagine 6 of your favorite My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic characters have gone back in time! Collection includes the Mane 6 -- Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity -- redesigned with signature colors and a retro twist. Featuring styling inspired by the original pony figures introduced in the 1980s, figures are 3 inches tall with reimagined cutie marks and long rooted hair. Take a trip to the 80s with the Retro Rainbow Mane 6 collection pack that combines the current form of the beloved My Little Pony characters with the iconic design of retro figures. New My Little Pony fans and longtime collectors alike can share the excitement of collecting these beloved characters with a vintage look! Retro-themed package makes this exciting collection great for display or play.

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  1. I can't wait for the release date of this my little pony set

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  2. I like them. They look like actual My Little Ponies again.

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  3. Major mixed feelings about these guys... On one hand, it's a cool little set. The designs look good without context. With context, however...
    They look quite a bit like G3s, especially the open-mouthed head mold- it gives me Donkey Pose vibes (and reminds me of those G3/G3.5 hybrid fakies) and doesn't help the already G3-ish body proportions.
    The symbols leave a lot to be desired. First of all, Twilight's is just a recolor of G1 Twilight's symbol. The others aren't really altered to fit G1's symbol standards- they're just kinda fused with their previous incarnations. Applejack gets a pass- but Rarity's symbol is literally just Sparkler's. And- perhaps most nitpicky of all- Rainbow Dash's symbol has four colors (the most any G1 had was three) and seems kinda out-of-place because of it. Imagine that somebody put a filter over a GBA game to make it monochrome green and called it a Gameboy de-make. That's what these are like to me.
    And of COURSE we're complaining about the molds. Two body molds, two head molds... It's just lazy. Then again, I LOVE rearing ponies, so it isn't all bad.
    And then there are little things- like how Twi has a stripe in both her mane and tail when early G1 unicorns (like the one she's based upon) only had one in the mane, the fact that Hasbro's gotten Rainbow Dash's hair colors right like twice, and Applejack's conspicuous lack of freckles- that bug me.
    But they're so cute and new and different! How could I NOT want them?
    The deciding factor for me will be whether they decided to print symbols on both sides. That detail will win me over, but I can't justify getting such a flawed set otherwise. Unless they make retro characters- then I'll HAVE to get Starshine!

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    1. Starshine would be very pretty on that Pegasus mould.

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