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The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?
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Would you rather have a G1 with original hair, even if it's damaged?
I am okay with frizzy G1 hair but can't stand haircuts.
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I'm okay with haircuts as long as they aren't very noticeable.
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I have a few ponies with cut hair and wish they weren't, but I prefer ponies with original hair.
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I would rather have a pony that has been rehaired than a pony with frizz!
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I would rather have a pony that has been rehaired than a pony with a haircut!
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I don't care either way!
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ABrownCrayon
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

So I've been thinking about rehairs. Primarily because I found a Blueberry Baskets at the swap meet, black and grimy with hair so frizzed out and disgusting it was way beyond hope. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture, but Novavelle was with me when I opened it up and shook out a handfull of rust.. yuck! Definitely a bait pony.

But then I took her home, cleaned her up really well and realized that her body was pretty much flawless. I knew something had to be done about her hair.

So I rehaired her.


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even if I straightened out the frizz, I wouldn't be able to fix the fact that the mane was 1/2 its regular length or that it's all stained greenish-brown from the super rust explosion inside.

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Elisto
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I prefer original hair, cut, frizzy, or faded, but I'm pretty tolerant of most flaws on my ponies, even cancer...they're used toys after all. That said, I will and have rehaired ponies if they're especially bad (like my nearly-bald Skydancer), although so far, only with donor hair. So, yeah, I don't mind rehaired ponies, as long as it's the same color, length, type, etc. Otherwise, I consider it a custom. As much as I prefer original hair, it's easily-replaceable enough that it's not a huge deal to me, especially since we have access to the actual supplier.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I 'm not a picky collector so I don't care either way. I think the only time it would matter to me is if I wanted to sell the pony. Even then it would be a matter of the rarity/popularity/general condition of the pony. I think it's all about personal preferences.

For me, I like ponies with short to medium length hair. If it's too long, it tangles up too much for me and I can't style hair at all. Your BB looks adorable with her new hair.

Also... I wantz your Animaniacs globe. *swipe*

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The only pony I have with cut hair is baby Cherry Jubilee, but it's only about a half-inch cut... and that was when I was new to collecting and didn't think about haircuts too much. I don't mind her, but from then on (and now) I collect ponies with their original uncut hair, faded, frizzy, or whatever- as long as it's original.
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Tinker wrote:
Also... I wantz your Animaniacs globe. *swipe*

haha, I knew someone was going to mention that.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

Damn, that's some long hair!

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tuneful87 wrote:
Damn, that's some long hair!


yeah, I haven't trimmed it yet and I used a full hank. exactly 1/2 went to the mane and the other 1/2 to the tail. I'm not sure whether or not I'm going to cut it, since I already have this pony and she's therefore a duplicate.. meaning the potential future owner may want it long as it is (just more even), or short and curled as it's supposed to be.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

Honestly, at the end of the day, they are old-ish toys.

Whenever I see a bad haircut on a non-rare pony (not Rapunzel, for example), I think that they deserve some new life.

Does that make them custom if I use Dollyhair and not original hair? Even if I use the same colors? Maybe. But I appreciate looking at my re-haired Coco Berry, Banana Surprise, and Seashell.

Hey, I like custom variant re-hairs. It's my way of "playing" besides taking my ponies out to admire them every now and then. Smile

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I am very much for the originality of the pony. But when it comes to hair, I must say it cheers me up when I see a well rehaired pony. Personally, I will do whatever I can to keep the original hair. But if the hair or tail (or both) are beyond help, I wouldn't think twice about rehairing Smile Then, it's just the matter of taste, it can be the same original hair style and colour, but I love seeing ponies with different hair Smile

Generally though, I think it decreases their value, at least for me, but since i know people don't go around rehairing perfect ponies, i always appreciate that rehair was a way to help a pony out Smile

Like for example, your blueberry basket, she's gorgeous!

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I guess really depends on people's ways of collecting.

I like to have my ponies looking good, so if it's a super rare pony or nirvana that is not in the best condition, I'd personally rather restore it or not have it at all.

Off course I would prefer a pony with original hair, but if it has a bad haircut or if it's way too frizzy and dry, I'd definitely have it re-haired in a way to look as similar to the original as possible.
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I don't care if they've been rehaired, since it gives an old pony a new lease on life. As long as they say upfront that it has been rehaired. Same way I don't care if blush/symbols/eyes have been touched up, because to me that falls under the category of restoration. Not everyone can afford or find a good enough version of whichever pony they're hunting for.
Personally I view restoration as a hell of a lot more difficult than customizing, because there is no wiggle room to say 'I meant to do that' or to incorporate happy mistakes into the design.
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

Hair is always more important to me than a pen mark etc, so I always want great hair and Not Frizz or a major haircut, so i prefer rehairs if it means the hair would be nicer

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I wouldn't rehair my childhood ponies. i don't MIND frizzy tails, but a frizzy mane would really bug me. I wouldn't mind a rehair if it meant I could get a pony that would normally be too expensive...and if the rehair was the same length and color. Etc..

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I prefer the original hair regardless of the frizz or a cut. Many rehairs, however, do look beautiful (such as yours!!!). I just always prefer the original hair even if the rehairs actually look soooo much better lol!

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: The value of rehairs: questions/concerns/opinions?

I can live with haircuts on ponies, but I don't like frizzy hair.

That said, if it's rehaired, I want it to be the same color and texture as the original pony.

I really don't like super-long hair on ponies at all, whether it's a custom or a rehair. I definitely wouldn't buy a rehaired pony with extremely long hair. Even hair down to their hooves is too long if it's a G1 (unless it's a Brush 'n Grow or something.)

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