Introduction to My Little Pony
My Little pony dolls and accessories are magical rainbow coloured miniature ponies all girls love to play with. Their manes and tails can be brushed and braided into hundreds of different styles for hours of play.
Each of the ponies has its own story and character which the owners add to for playing alone or as part of a group of pony owners. The most popular ponies include my little pony unicorn an interactive toy, which helps teach proper care of pets, my little pony sunny daze, a very upbeat and optimistic pony and my little pony cheerilee.
The small size of these toys and their very portable nature, since they slip easily into pockets and school bags, makes them the perfect travelling toys. Since prices for ponies and accessories are within the range of the average U.K. pocket money or allowance, a collection will begin to grow in no time at all.
Many girls who enjoyed their ponies grow up to be serious collectors. They comb toy stores and markets for that special item, be it a my little pony scootaloo or the my little pony toola roola which completes their set.
For a beginner, the number of different ponies and their friends can be confusing. This guide sets out to clarify the generations and explain all the terms used and suggests some of the best deals we have found.
The My Little Pony Community
Whole communities have sprung up around the brand. It beloved by so many its sales actually overtook those of Mattel’s Barbie dolls, at one point.
An annual convention, known as the SDCC is held in San Diego to celebrate all aspects of My Little Pony toys and is the ultimate goal of many enthusiasts, because limited edition ponies are produced for each one and available only for attendees.
Books that give detailed information about all aspects and generations of My Little Pony toys include the “My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory” and “My Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory”, both by Summer Hayes. Another volume on the ponies up to the present day is being considered.
Older ponies may still have “Pony Points” coupons on their boxes, a scheme which offered special items and discounts for the points that ended in the early eighties. These coupons should not be discarded, as they, like every other aspect of the brand, have become a collector’s item.
A special undecorated white pony is available for customising, a very popular art amongst the communities. Photographs of special ponies and rare finds are proudly displayed along with the stories of their creation. Fans help ach other to find details of new ponies and exchange, sell and trade their ponies to complete collections, usually classed by generations.
Types of Ponies and Accessories
These toys have become collector’s items over the last few decades. Clubs and websites, including that of their manufacturer, Hasbro, have sprung up and they appear in movies, cartoons and are the most popular party theme with young girls, since their debut in 1983.
The My Little Pony dolls were issued in three generations, with each one reflecting the changing tastes of the children they delighted. The first ones were the Earth Ponies, but they did not resemble those sold today, until the Rainbow Ponies emerged, a short while later. These new dolls were a much more ethereal blend of a magical pony with stronger colouring and longer manes and tails.
Mermaid Ponies, winged Pegasus Ponies and smaller Flutter Ponies soon followed and My Little Pony even included a range of male ponies featuring feathered hooves like Clydesdale horses.
Other products with the famous My Little Pony brand include clothing, bedding, home décor items such as lamps and party supplies, games, fantasy locations such as the my little pony palace and the my little pony play-set and a play yard which could be bought with coupon points only. (See our Jargon Buster for details)
The My Little Pony So Soft Starsong plush doll is a wonderful and inexpensive companion for children aged 3 and over, who like the larger size and soft construction. Starsong has solved many bedtime problems with the soft night light which glows from her tummy. Unlike her owner, she tells you when she is tired and closes her eyes. Her soothing voice sings lullabies at night, powered by 3 x AAA batteries. Starsong comes with her own set of a pacifier; wipe box, bowl and spoon, and a sippy cup and stands 32 inches tall.
The my little pony dvd computer game has great graphics to entertain children who can spend a whole day playing it to get ready for the My Little Pony Best Friends Ball This is also a useful way to prepare for a my little pony game themed party. Players may choose from four ponies, Sparklew, Sky Wishes, Sunny Daze or Pinkie Pie. They can dress, make up and accessorize ponies while searching for special hidden items to add to the fun. Included with the game are recipes to bake, party invitations and colouring pages for printing.
Accessories which include the my little pony cake make party planning very easy and cheap, since most items are only a few pounds each. From the planning stages using references from a my little pony book to sending out the my little pony invitations and serving the cake on a my little pony rainbow dish the range of balloons, disposable cups and plates, serviettes and much more ties all the elements together in a very satisfying manner.