Different dye batches. There are so many color differences in the G1's. I once had 5 or six Cotton Candys and each one was a different color. Same with the G3's. Hasbro re-released her in so many different shades of green.
Haha I love the little blind bag Minty-- so cute! Just saw one for $15 on eBay including shipping... was so tempted but that's a lot for a tiny 2 inch pony! Decisions, decisions. Anyhow, that is one fearsome army :3
Yes, I did the custom. It's actually my first G4 and I've decided to keep it, b/c there are some things I'm not happy with on it. It was...a learning curve to say the least. The blind bag I snagged off Ebay. I paid a little more than I would have liked, but she's mine.