I also don't get the hate towards new collectors coming into the W Club and on boards. Jem fans who joined IT did not always get a warm reception. I fear this will continue to happen as long as people live under the completely ridiculous notion that they are getting LESS of the the things that they love because IT is diversifying with newer lines and styles. That is what healthy businesses do people. New blood is crucial. I read a post where someone said, "I hope we don't get all those bronies joining the w club"...and I realize this is silly doll collecting...but damn, what sort of narrow minded horse poop is that kind of talk? If we can't be inclusive and welcoming in a DOLL FORUM well then...I guess people should all just take their dolls and go home.
And for the record, I am unlikely to buy these but I will wait and see them before I make my final judgement. I was a MLP fan back in the day but don't really have a big draw to it right now. I am intrigued to see the new body design for the female doll mentioned in the press release. I am guessing it will be a hybrid of the JEM body with a smaller bust line perhaps?