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YMMV / My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship in Disguise!

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  • Fanfic Fuel: What would a Daring Do/Power Ponies crossover by Quibble Pants be like?
  • Funny Moments:
    • The very first page has Quibble Pants complain about how nonsensical the in-universe crossover between Daring Do and the Power Ponies is, with the salespony telling him that it's just for fun. Fans have taken it to being the comic's way of basically telling the readers 'Shut up and enjoy the crossover.'
    • Pretty much all of "They Eat Ponies, Don't They?". One of the focus characters is Pinkie Pie, what did you expect?
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    • In "Strength In Numbers", Auntie Applesauce finds herself up against Bombshell, who fires his brainwashing cerebro-shells at her. She begins blindly swatting the shells away while telling the Insecticon to leave her alone. One of the shells ends up in Bombshell's own head, and he barely gets the chance to go "Oh, Crap!" before the shell forces him to listen to his attacker's demands.
      Auntie Applesauce: ...I can't believe that worked!
    • At one point in "Finale", Soundwave prepares to eject one of his mini-cassette minions. Instead, Pinkie pops out and pies the Decepticon in the face.
      Pinkie: Ha! More like reject, am I right?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In the Starscream vs Rainbow Dash Death Battle, Rainbow Dash won after using Starscream's own missiles against him. She uses that exact same maneuver in her issue — although in this case it's against Misfire and the Rainmakers.
    • Even more hilarious is that out of all ponies to go off against Starscream, it's Rarity, the most elegant and graceful of the Mane 6.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: While some fans enjoyed the silly antics of the comics, a few were annoyed that the narrative was just cut up into smaller unrelated short stories rather than one long narrative. This rings especially true for the Megatron/Chrysalis team up which kicked off the plot, the two aren't seen again till the end of the story and what partnership is shown quickly crumbles when near every pony and Autobot arrive to combat them.
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  • Just Here for Godzilla: It's Transformers and My Little Pony arguably Hasbro's flagship franchises teaming up together; who wouldn't want to read this?
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Chrysalis and Megatron are severely underused in the comic, only showing up in the beginning and end of the story. The former much more so than the latter as he at least makes more of an effort leading his troops with Chrysalis just giving out the usual "Equestria will be mine" rhetoric.
    • Optimus and Twilight are similarly underused for the same reasons.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A threat that warrants cosmic power comes knocking on Equestria's doorstep and the ones who can face them head-on are either passive (Discord) or absent (Royal Sisters). Subverting the "invaded world being completely reliant on the Autobots' help." trope would have made it a better crossover.
  • Unexpected Character:
    • Almost all of the Decepticons who appear as major antagonists are G1 staples (Starscream, the Constructicons, Shockwave, Soundwave, the Insecticons, and of course, Megatron), so it's quite a surprise to see Misfire at all, let alone as the main antagonist of issue 3's second story. He even brought the Rainmakers with him!
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    • The Insecticons are the main threat of "Strength in Numbers". That includes the toyline-exclusive Insecticons— Venom, Barrage, Chop Shop and Ransack.
    • On the Autobot side of things, while staples like Grimlock, Arcee or even the most recent Windblade are expected, no one would have guessed Gauge, a character original to the 2019 continuity, as one the main characters to one of the stories. She even manages to take on Shockwave along Pinkie Pie.

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