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(Collector's Weekly)   You know who hates bronies the most? Adult women who grew up in the 80s and collect the original My Little Ponies. "We've been here forever, and nobody seemed to care"   (collectorsweekly.com) divider line 424
    More: Silly, Friendship is Magic, Andrew W.K., miniature horse, digital cable, plush toys, bros, cartoon series, Pinkie Pie  
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2012-06-29 01:28:39 PM  
Eh.... it's the same with most fandoms.

People always hate the fans that come after them, because the new fans weren't there when the thing was obscure.

/I guess you could say that G1 Pony fans are the hipsters of Pony fandom.
 
2012-06-29 01:58:35 PM  
Not a fangirl, but I hate the animation of the new My Little Pony and Pound Puppies. They just look too weird. Cartoons were at their peak in 80s, why not just re-air them?
 
2012-06-29 02:03:01 PM  

loveblondieo: Not a fangirl, but I hate the animation of the new My Little Pony and Pound Puppies. They just look too weird. Cartoons were at their peak in 80s, why not just re-air them?


media.tumblr.com

80s cartoons sucked. The animation was mostly horrible, and most of them were 30-minute commercials for toys or cereal.

Now, the early-90s... that's when cartoons were great.
 
2012-06-29 02:26:28 PM  
In b4 people arguing about when cartoons were greates-, crap.

/finds it amusing that there are Japanese fans of MLP who insist on watching it subtitled
 
2012-06-29 02:26:45 PM  
The cartoon designs were created by professional animators and look nothing like the toys. I'm a fan of the show and I have no clue why anyone other than a preteen girl would want the toys from Hasbro. Go to practically any geek/sci-fi con and you'll find handmade toys that not only look more like the animation designs but have more characters that fans care about. Hasbro has no clue how to cash in on merch that appeals to a geek audience.
 
2012-06-29 02:28:39 PM  

Lumpmoose: The cartoon designs were created by professional animators and look nothing like the toys. I'm a fan of the show and I have no clue why anyone other than a preteen girl would want the toys from Hasbro. Go to practically any geek/sci-fi con and you'll find handmade toys that not only look more like the animation designs but have more characters that fans care about. Hasbro has no clue how to cash in on merch that appeals to a geek audience.


They won't even release a full season set of the show in the US because they think that it won't sell.
 
2012-06-29 02:32:19 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Lumpmoose: The cartoon designs were created by professional animators and look nothing like the toys. I'm a fan of the show and I have no clue why anyone other than a preteen girl would want the toys from Hasbro. Go to practically any geek/sci-fi con and you'll find handmade toys that not only look more like the animation designs but have more characters that fans care about. Hasbro has no clue how to cash in on merch that appeals to a geek audience.

They won't even release a full season set of the show in the US because they think that it won't sell.


Even though it is consistently one of the top watched shows on Netflix.
 
2012-06-29 02:52:00 PM  
The issue here is, MLP 80's and the new MLP are barely the same cartoon.

Past using the name and ponies, they actually are not trying to reach the same audiences. 80s MLP was actually just sweet and saccarin cartoons for girls under 10 (at the time). The new MLP seems to be more aimed at Tween level with a lot of more advanced older kid/adult level humor heavily sprinkled in (ie, Animaniacs, Bullwinkle, etc).
 
2012-06-29 03:23:48 PM  
HOLY fark I NEED MORE BATH SALTS.
 
2012-06-29 03:24:15 PM  
Being women in your late 30s, you'd think you'dve gotten used to being ignored
 
2012-06-29 03:24:50 PM  
My advice to them is SELL!!!

/beanie babies
 
2012-06-29 03:25:36 PM  
Oh shait, MLP Civil War!

/Can me and my GF watch?
 
2012-06-29 03:25:41 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Lumpmoose: The cartoon designs were created by professional animators and look nothing like the toys. I'm a fan of the show and I have no clue why anyone other than a preteen girl would want the toys from Hasbro. Go to practically any geek/sci-fi con and you'll find handmade toys that not only look more like the animation designs but have more characters that fans care about. Hasbro has no clue how to cash in on merch that appeals to a geek audience.

They won't even release a full season set of the show in the US because they think that it won't sell.


Maybe it's less that they think it wouldn't sell well and more that they think it wouldn't sell well among the demographics for whom the (official) toys are made.
 
2012-06-29 03:26:13 PM  
www.collectorsweekly.com

Yea, no, not gay at all, there, dude.
 
2012-06-29 03:27:37 PM  
STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE.
 
2012-06-29 03:27:43 PM  
"Hey you kids - get off my green and purple lawn with a rainbow shooting out of it!"
 
2012-06-29 03:27:54 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: 80s cartoons sucked. The animation was mostly horrible, and most of them were 30-minute commercials for toys or cereal.

Now, the early-90s... that's when cartoons were great.


Wait, 90's cartoons didn't try to sell things?

/Watching the Real Ghostbusters on YouTube
//Damn this was a good show
///DO NOT OPEN UNTIL DOOMSDAY
 
2012-06-29 03:27:54 PM  
I haven't followed the bronie fad, but I do remember the MLP fad from the 80's I seem to remember their fans being preteen girls and overweight, never married older ladies.

/Now that I think about it, those are the same people who watch the Twilight movies...
 
2012-06-29 03:28:38 PM  
I know a thing or two about suddenly expanded fandoms so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-06-29 03:29:08 PM  
These two groups should get together and have sex.

/After being sterilized, of course.
 
2012-06-29 03:29:49 PM  

loveblondieo: Cartoons were at their peak in 80s


images.wikia.com
Icy Chill
 
2012-06-29 03:30:21 PM  
LL Cool J's Mom: Don't call it a comeback. I been here for years ...
 
2012-06-29 03:31:50 PM  

Jocundry: FirstNationalBastard: 80s cartoons sucked. The animation was mostly horrible, and most of them were 30-minute commercials for toys or cereal.

Now, the early-90s... that's when cartoons were great.

Wait, 90's cartoons didn't try to sell things?

/Watching the Real Ghostbusters on YouTube
//Damn this was a good show
///DO NOT OPEN UNTIL DOOMSDAY


The Boogieman episodes were some of the best. Especially when Egan had to face his fear of him in order to defeat him.

The best part? The Boogieman wasn't a ghost. They couldn't defeat him the usual way, and he nearly won each time.
 
2012-06-29 03:31:51 PM  
Plus Summer looks good
 
2012-06-29 03:32:27 PM  
"They feel that they put so much time and effort into this niche collecting community, and then all of a sudden bronies come out and start getting all this attention. And it's like, hey, well, what about us? We've been here forever, and nobody seemed to care. But now that there are all these guys in their 20s that are crazy about it, it's suddenly important and it means something."

i830.photobucket.com

"I'm a white male, age 18-49. Everybody listens to me, no matter HOW dumb my ideas are!"
 
2012-06-29 03:32:44 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: loveblondieo: Not a fangirl, but I hate the animation of the new My Little Pony and Pound Puppies. They just look too weird. Cartoons were at their peak in 80s, why not just re-air them?

[desmond.imageshack.us image 375x500]

Yes, limited animation, retarded plots, ineffectual villains, a parade of Odious Comic Relief characters in the vein of Scooby-Doo, awful dialogue, and blatant toy advertising was "the peak of cartoons".

Much as I love the 80's cartoons, I'll take their 90's and 00's versions any day of the week.


You just described MLP: FIM.
 
2012-06-29 03:34:31 PM  

thisiszombocom: Being women in your late 30s, you'd think you'dve gotten used to being ignored


Now that is not fair. Women in their late 30's can be taught important skills, like how to properly suck cock, and take it like a pony..
 
2012-06-29 03:34:41 PM  

sp86: You just described MLP: FIM.



3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-29 03:35:22 PM  
Oh, this is to gay for gay. Actually, it's an insult to gays. But the bright side is that the pussy population is going up.
 
2012-06-29 03:35:29 PM  
Great cartoons of today:
Johnny Test
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Thundercats
Young Justice
Ben 10
The Legend of Korra
Total Drama Island
Futurama
 
2012-06-29 03:36:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-29 03:36:57 PM  
And Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
 
2012-06-29 03:37:10 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Now, the early-90s... that's when cartoons were great.


Animaniacs, Pinky And The Brain, Ren and Stimpy, Freakazoid, The Simpsons...
 
2012-06-29 03:37:20 PM  

texdent: Great cartoons of today:
Johnny Test
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Thundercats
Young Justice
Ben 10
The Legend of Korra
Total Drama Island
Futurama


You forgot Regular Show.
 
2012-06-29 03:37:48 PM  

ds_4815: sp86: You just described MLP: FIM.

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You sound upset.
 
2012-06-29 03:38:19 PM  

A Terrible Human: You forgot Regular Show.


Never heard of that one.
 
2012-06-29 03:39:28 PM  
I'm disappointed by the lack of Tara Strong pics.
 
2012-06-29 03:40:23 PM  

texdent: Great cartoons of today:
Johnny Test
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Thundercats
Young Justice
Ben 10
The Legend of Korra
Total Drama Island
Futurama


Add Regluar Show
Adventure Time
Dan Vs
and of course, MLP FiM
 
2012-06-29 03:40:45 PM  
Also also The Fairy Oddparents
 
2012-06-29 03:40:53 PM  

Marshal805: I'm disappointed by the lack of Tara Strong pics.


www.tarareid.net
 
2012-06-29 03:41:30 PM  
Bah, those new ones don't look enough like real ponies.

/I, a 32 year old woman.
 
2012-06-29 03:42:20 PM  
I don't care what decade you're talking about. "My Little Pony" is a show for children. If you're an adult and watch it, you've got problems. If this were a decade ago you freaks would have been watching Teletubbies or Blues Clues or some similar shiat. What's with some men's obsession with acting like toddlers their whole lives?
 
2012-06-29 03:42:25 PM  
My daughter, with the help of the wife, had 231 at the height of her collecting. That was about 6 years ago now. Personally, the damn things creeped me out to the point I swear they were possessed. Kept waking up at night and catching her having a "meeting" with them lined up on her floor like an army in formation. When asked about it the next day, she had no recollection of it. Freaking ponies are evil and will steal your soul.
 
2012-06-29 03:42:55 PM  
I first encountered Fark in 1999 as the result of an AltaVista search on the term "Y2K." In those days there was no TotalFark. There were no "editing tools" so you had to hard-code your own HTML tags. The things you call Fark "cliches" were not cliches at all -- they were new and fresh and witty. It's been all downhill since then.
 
2012-06-29 03:44:01 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: loveblondieo: Not a fangirl, but I hate the animation of the new My Little Pony and Pound Puppies. They just look too weird. Cartoons were at their peak in 80s, why not just re-air them?

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80s cartoons sucked. The animation was mostly horrible, and most of them were 30-minute commercials for toys or cereal.

Now, the early-90s... that's when cartoons were great.


all the best cartoons were made in the 40-50.
well, except for all the overt racism, nationalism and sexism.

but other then that, you'd never see Slow Poke Rodriquez or The Inspector pushing junk food on kids.
 
2012-06-29 03:45:10 PM  
My wife was a big G1 MLP fan. I haven't told her about bronies yet.
 
2012-06-29 03:45:20 PM  
I liked the original My Little Pony but I'm a male and in the pre-internet early 80's days, guys weren't allowed to like stuff like that. I watched it all the time though, Care Bears too. My parents disapproved.
 
2012-06-29 03:45:53 PM  
I mistook this for the thread above it about the Texans who realized they'd made a huge mistake...for some reason it was still making sense.
 
2012-06-29 03:47:19 PM  

MoronLessOff: loveblondieo: Cartoons were at their peak in 80s

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Icy Chill


I f'n love that show.
CSB: During college I would get back from track practice and watch it in the lobby everyday at 7:00pm while I iced. People had no clue why a 19 yo guy would watch it. By the end of the year it grew to half the dorm watching it.
 
2012-06-29 03:47:47 PM  

Jocundry: FirstNationalBastard: 80s cartoons sucked. The animation was mostly horrible, and most of them were 30-minute commercials for toys or cereal.

Now, the early-90s... that's when cartoons were great.

Wait, 90's cartoons didn't try to sell things?

/Watching the Real Ghostbusters on YouTube
//Damn this was a good show
///DO NOT OPEN UNTIL DOOMSDAY


Ghostbusters was an 80s cartoon. A Good late-80s cartoon.

But the 90s cartoons? No, stuff like Animaniacs and Freakazoid and Ren and Stimpy weren't there just to pimp a toy line the way Transformers or Thundercats or the original My Little Pony were.
 
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