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still waiting for some news... [Jan. 21st, 2007|05:58 pm]
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No word yet from Hasbro. The more I think about it, the more I think it's a problem with the boxes/logos/replicas. That's probably why other customizers haven't received a notice like the one I did. All of the custom boxes/logos/replicas were removed from the customs section of my website. Disclaimers have been added to each custom pony's page. It should be very clear that these ponies are indeed CUSTOMS and NOT AFFILIATED with Hasbro. Now...stop calling Hasbro customer service and asking which stores stock "Princess Broccoli"! ^_~

Also, thanks for all of the support!! You guys are truly THE BEST fans a pony customizer can hope for! ^_^

These two NON-HASBRO-AFFILIATED ponies were finished during the Christmas vacation...just didn't get around to posting their pics until now. They are not for sale. They do look sort of similar, but they were independently designed by two different people. Long lost sisters, perhaps? ^_^

And Chasing Halos:

Here is the Rylie Alexis project:

Her angel wings are coming along nicely in two part epoxy. Heavy, though. This pony weighs 5.6 ounces, and I still need to finish the back of the wings!

In other news: I also got the approval from stopbadware.org and google, so the site is indeed clear of malicious files. Hurrah! ^_^

[User Picture]From: garney
2007-01-22 02:52 am (UTC)
Oooh wow! Those wings are superbly detailed.

I still can't find a decent method of making additions. The epoxy I have now... wherever it went, is just impossible to work with.

You work on these so much, you make me feel guilty I've set mine aside for weeks now XD;;
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 06:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
Epoxy is a pain to work with. It's best to mix it, scrub your hands, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before trying to work with it. Otherwise, that stuff sticks to EVERYTHING!

LOL, if it was my own project, I'd probably be procrastinating too. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: sailorangei
2007-01-22 02:58 am (UTC)
You're making the wings? How AWESOME! I'm still planing for you to make my persona since you did Flanker for Steve. I wanted her to have those style wings and was thinking of getting you to do part of the custom and Woosie the wings. Hehe. Of course, I'd need enough money and an open spot. Tis why she's still in the mental stage for me.

May I ask that my Pony handle of Steves_Minty be put on Flankers page when you're not too busy? It's not important, but since I've started using it in the Pony community I'd like it there.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 06:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for the note. ^_^
I changed the credits for Flanker's page...it only took a minute to do. Not a problem at all.

Sure, I don't mind doing collaborations. However, I'm probably not taking commissions for a while. I'm planning a move in a few months and I'd like to wait for this thing with Hasbro to settle down. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: violetstarshine
2007-01-22 06:02 am (UTC)
Beautiful customs as usual, Aikarin! ^_^ I really love Eferia.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 06:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^ I'm really happy with how Eferia turned out too.
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From: scarab_dynasty
2007-01-22 08:42 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're not letting this stop you, hun. Kinda brave, taking on the big boys like this.

Lovely customs too. As always.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. I was a bit worried at first, but I think Hasbro is smart enough not to anger their customers. Also, I'm willing to work with them to change the website to meet their demands (whatever that might be). I'm not trying to cause problems for them, LOL!
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[User Picture]From: kaikaku
2007-01-22 10:05 am (UTC)
Not affiliated with Hasbro? Are you sure? I could have sworn that Eferia is a Hasbro G3 original, right up there with Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash. You didn't even modify the pony at all. j/k :)

Glad to see you customizing again. I can't wait for the Rylie Alexis winged pony to be done! She looks breath taking!

Hope everything will be alright with Hasbro. I think it's probably the box, logos, and replicas also... hopefully they will be satisfied with the changes you made.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:13 am (UTC)
LOL! I'd be shocked if Hasbro made a pony with a skull n' crossbones symbol. It would be part of a series...right along with zombie pony and evil demon pony. ^_~

Thanks for the comment about the winged pony. Those wings took quite a bit of time to sculpt. I forgot what a pain it was to work with epoxy. It's a race against the clock, to get it shaped before it sets!

Awwww...I hope things are okay with Hasbro too. Otherwise, they'd be letting a lot of pony fans down.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-22 05:09 pm (UTC)

hi deef here

that's so not fear of hasbro to do that to you
they shut be happy :)
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:15 am (UTC)

Re: hi deef here

Thanks for the support, Deef. Let's keep our fingers crossed! ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-22 11:40 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that the legal scare hasn't stopped you from posting pictures of your newest customs. I've been a big fan of your work for months but I don't have an LJ account... I absolutely love both of them!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^ Glad to hear that you enjoy looking at my customs.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-23 10:21 am (UTC)

Rylie Alexis

Forgot my password! Lol This Is the chick that is getting Rylie made and OMG Aikarin! She is stunning she took my breath away and she's not even finished!! I can't wait for Rylie to be 5 and asked me When I got her from for her and I can show her your Beautiful sight!!(By the way 4weeks until shes here!!!YAY)
Also thank you so much for making her for me You are the best!!!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:28 am (UTC)

Re: Rylie Alexis

Wow, 4 weeks is coming up really soon! I'm painting the pony this weekend...hopefully, I can have her completed before the real Rylie is born. ^_^
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From: nattykank
2007-01-23 11:05 pm (UTC)


Yea, those two ponies do look like long lost rocker twin sisters!

The wings on your Rylie Alexis project look great! I'm so envious of all the cutomizers who have adapted well to epoxy. I've never used the stuff, but for some reason I'm thinking it's complicated (resulting in me having a big fear of failing miserably)...But I know what you're thinking, 'you'll never know if you don't give it a try.' -- to that I say yes, I know, but i'm still a big, yellow chicken!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:33 am (UTC)

Re: Scar-r-r-ry

Epoxy is a bit tough to work with at first. However, the only way to get good is to practice! Most complicated pieces are actually made up of lots of smaller, easy pieces. Work with a small section at a time and stick it to the existing epoxy. Epoxy sticks to everything. I'm sure you will do fine. ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-27 07:15 pm (UTC)

Good luck and I'll be watching to see if there is any thing I can do!

I can't believe this. I guess I'm a little slow, but I just got the news and I'm heartbroken. You're site made me fall in love with MLP all over again. When I was little I had tons of them and have lost them over the years. When I saw your site it made me want to go out and buy more to have for my very own, and of course I dabbled with the customizing, but never made it a full on hobby. Your site and many other custom MLP sites are frequent strops of mine and I would hate for that to have to change.
I think Hasbro doesn’t quite understand the army they’ll be up against if this goes any further. I also don’t think they understand the money they are raking in from the fans of customizers such as yourself. I am always getting in trouble because I spend too much of my paycheck on ponies, and if it weren’t for your site, I would have never started in the first place.
I love your work and think that you truly are an artist in the realm of pony customs. Hopefully I won’t have to stop loving the art you come out with. I am behind you and the cause 110%. I will definantly be checking back.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-28 08:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Good luck and I'll be watching to see if there is any thing I can do!

I completely agree with this.
I was just a mlp collector untill i saw your site and it really pushed me to star customizing. they shouldnt be able to do anything to your site its the best one there is! I bet their just jealous because they cant come up with anything as good as yours =P .
- Sundance
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-31 07:37 pm (UTC)


Gr8 Job on finishing the ponies.I think your so cool!! Eferia is wicked.Youve done a gr8 job!!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:45 am (UTC)

Re: Eferia

Thanks! Glad that you liked how Eferia turned out. Aren't the legwarmers cute? ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-02-01 11:04 am (UTC)

Hi Aikarin...

It's NordicPonyBoy here! :)
Just wanted to let you know that I am fully supporting you in this and am eagerly awaiting news on the matter. I really hope it works out for you and that you are allowed to continue your great work!
Keep it up girl!

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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-02-02 07:46 am (UTC)

Re: Hi Aikarin...

Hi NordicPonyBoy!
No word from Hasbro yet, so the customizing will go on for now. ^_^ Thanks for your support. ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-02-04 10:23 am (UTC)


I´m a bit late writing here :P
I just can´t wait til Eferia gets here!!
She turned out GREAT!!! I´m so happy :D

Thank you once again, you did a wonderful job on her!!

*Hugs* /Effie
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