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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2012, 11:46:41 PM »
Totally, for me:

1. Applejack
2. Gusty
3. Mimic
4. Surprise
5. Firefly
6. Posey

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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2012, 05:03:54 AM »
Mimic and Rapunzel sure are up there. Minty, too.
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2012, 05:16:58 AM »
I think we need to define what you mean by "popular" meaning "easily recognizable" versus "popular" meaning popular for collectors.  I'd say Mimic, Rapunzel and even Minty are popular by collector terms but aren't easily recognizable to people who aren't collectors.  I actually don't think any later ponies fit into that category, but that's just my opinion.  :)

I'd say. . .

1.  Firefly
2.  Gusty
3.  Applejack
4.  Cotton Candy
5.  Windy (rainbow unicorn)
6.  Medley

I tried to keep it evenly divided (2 unicorns/2 earth/2 pegs) and use common ponies.  Cotton Candy is who comes to mind for me when I think classic pony.  Windy seems to be everywhere.  :)  And Medley is common and recognizable enough to balance out the 6 (although any of the pegs in the series could fit here, like Wind Whistler or Heart Throb.)
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2012, 03:58:20 PM »
I think we need to define what you mean by "popular" meaning "easily recognizable" versus "popular" meaning popular for collectors. 

Yeah I mean easily recognizable to non-collectors (and collectors too, but not only collectors will be viewing this art piece so I'm trying to get ponies that anyone would have at least seen before). Thank you for asking for that clarification. It's an important one! ^_^
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2012, 05:36:36 PM »
I would def have Applejack and Bowtie on the list. I do agree with Gusty as well and possibly Posey and Sundance ^^
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2012, 06:24:09 PM »
I stand by my statement that you need Glory on there.  She is the *original* G1 unicorn in my eyes, and one of the only ones I actually remembered from childhood.
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2012, 07:11:16 PM »
I suppose if you are going for recognizability, you should look at the ponies from the first five years or so that featured in a lot of merchandise and media, especially the ones that are still being made.  That 2010 Dolly Mix has a nice selection of 20, if you just want your choices narrowed down a little; the only one on there that was new to me was MainSail.  I notice that they like to work in all the original six in those retro lines, too, but I'm guessing you'll only want one of them to be their "representative".  Minty, Cotton Candy, and Butterscotch have an edge for being G3 characters as well, where Minty often starred in G3 movies, and Cotton Candy had several brief appearances in both those generations.

Also you could consider the characters from My Little Pony Tales, since they did get their own TV show and all.   :)   Starlight may have been the leader, but Bon-Bon tended to steal the show, and Friendship Is Magic often features a Bon-Bon look-alike, so there's a possibility for you.
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2012, 02:16:34 AM »
Honestly, the most popular ponies for kids vs collectors I think are going to differ.

If you asked my Goddaughters who their favorite ponies are, they would tell you:

Firefly
Princess Tiffany
Cotton Candy
Moondancer
Baby Cotton Candy

But me as a collector:
Lemondrop
Bowtie
Glory
Firefly
Baby Moondancer
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2012, 02:59:56 AM »
Oh yeah, and I have to concur that Applejack seems to be a very famous MLP name, even from before Friendship is Magic revived her classic appearance.  I've seen some satirical works that name-checked Applejack despite not knowing exactly what she looked like.  :)   I think she'll do well to represent very early My Little Pony if you can't fit any of the original six in.

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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2012, 08:00:10 AM »
I remember you. ;)

Sugarberry and Glory came first to my mind.

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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2012, 03:41:43 PM »
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2012, 07:12:03 PM »
Based on our discussions over the years on Old Arena, Arenafic and Trading Post.


Generally the most popular G1's are;


1) Windwhistler
2) Fizzy
3) Gusty
4) Firefly
5) Applejack


My list goes like this (in random order);


1) Galaxy
2) Northstar
3) Majesty
4) Twilight
5) Glory
6) Moondancer
7) Cotton Candy
8) Masquerade
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 12:53:19 PM by MidnightRoses »
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2012, 11:45:13 PM »
I don't know if you still need suggestions, but I would say, based on the first animated special and story books, these six:   ;)




Firefly
Medley


Applejack
Bowtie


Glory
Moondancer
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2012, 12:11:47 AM »
applejack, bowtie, lickety split, and sundance could be good choices for earth ponies!
moondancer, glory, twilight or majesty could be good choices for unicorns.
medley or wind whistler could be good choices for pegasi too.
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Re: Need advice on the "Most Popular G1's" please
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2012, 03:35:25 AM »
I always liked Mimic, Galaxy, Fizzy, Wind Whistler, North Star, Lickity Split , and Heart Throb. I remembered those from the tv show mostly!

I would have to agree with this together with Firefly.  So you really have a hard choice on your hands.

Personally, i know Mimic was really only featured in one episode of the MLP 80's series, it held strong because of the theme of that episode and it was one i always remembered well as a kid. :)

 

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