At last we have a show-accurate Nightmare Moon by Hasbro. The Funko Mystery Minis version is absolutely outstanding, but sadly it seems like the larger version it was based on may never be released, as Funko seems to be getting out of the collectible vinyl pony market. So this leaves this version as the largest, show-accurate collectible we have.
She is a little bigger than I thought she'd be. I knew the two figures were 8 inches tall, but the overall size is still a tiny bit bigger than I expected. Her mane looks awesome, with dark blue glitter inside.
The box is great as well, very display-worthy. The bottom of the right-hand side also displays which episode the figure and pose is from, Episode 2 - Season 1. Will there be further figures in this line from other episodes? I can't say for sure, but we can hope so.
I'm planning on ordering a second one so I'll have one for display, and one to keep unopened. So I cannot tell you of her durability or the range of motion her articulation has. My first one does have what looks to be a blob of glue sticking out on the side of her left forward shoe, so apparently they're glued on. This may be a case like the Funko figures where QA would sometimes let something slide, so if absolute perfection is your goal, you might want to find a retail store where you can see them in person and select one there.
If you're planning on keeping her in the box, know this. The bottom of the box has a simple quad-fold that does not provide any support. Only the edges of the bottom of the box holds it up while it sits on something. Any pressure on any other part of the bottom easily pushes the bottom open. So you're going to want to put the box into a harder plastic protector of appropriate size for long-term display or storage.
Currently she's more popular than her sister Celestia, and is out of stock frequently. This is leading to some sellers overpricing her, sometimes up to three times her retail price. Do not reward these people for doing this. This is NOT a limited piece, nor is Celestia. They can be found in certain retail stores as well. If you can't get one, give it time and you'll probably be able to pick one up soon easily.
These are outstanding pieces for the mainstream market, and we should encourage Hasbro to release more like this.
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