|In the box.|
This particular figure is the large (just under 9 inches) Toys R Us version. She "talks" when a button on the rump is pressed, saying things like "You can brush my fabulous hair!" and "I will light up the night!". The wings are the only jointed piece and they light up when the pony is talking.
|The back of the box.|
I've never seen the Friendship is Magic TV series (or at least not a whole episode - I've seen a few minutes of it here and there), so I'm not familiar with the character, but I've always found this particular pony to be appealing when I've seen other versions of her in people's collections. I quite like the colours - the blue and purple on black is quite a bit more dramatic than the more pastel ponies, which I've always liked. And the photo-edited version on the box art looks fantastic - dramatic and regal.
All that said, I wasn't impressed with the toy itself - the figure is a hard plastic, which means it doesn't have the warmth of the soft vinyl figures, and it's surprisingly light for a toy that includes batteries, lights, and speakers. The voice button is also a little awkward-looking, and (having not seen the show) the tone of the voice surprised me. I was also a little concerned about the potential for the (fairly heavy) wings to be damaged.
|On the inner board, without the outer box.|
This is as close to unboxed as I decided to go.
|Size comparison with|