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Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« on: June 18, 2017, 06:37:06 PM »
I definitely did. I had a blast playing with the ponies. I remember when they first came out in the stores. I still think back to those days of playing with the showstable. I also loved Brandy the doggy. He had such soft plastic legs. I also had a hard time fitting applejack into the show stable. Then came the Dream castle which I played with alot. My Majesty had weird yellow regrind on her legs I thought an alien from space slimed her. I also think back to saving up for the mail order ponies. Though I didn't get them all the rainbow ponies were the best. There was also the time my dog chewed up my ponies so he was banned for going around me when I played with them. He wasnt very happy but I was so mad at him I thought he owed me money. lol.
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 06:55:52 PM »
I love your story Skycakes!  Thanks for sharing.

I grew up in the 80s but wasn't interested in ponies yet because the commercials were freaky and I was like Eeew, and I didn't know there was a cartoon or I would have gotten hooked then.  I really missed out.  I was more interested in playing with computers.

Dogs don't have pockets!  Poor chewed up ponies.  Wow Majesty had regrind when she was current?  I remember saving up for non-pony mail order stuff too and it didn't always arrive.  Ponies would have been a better investment.  i look forward to reading everyone else's pony stories in this thread.

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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 07:14:51 PM »
Yes, I did.

Me and my sister with our first ponies!

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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 07:44:07 PM »
:) I grew up with G1 ponies and I'm lucky enough to still have my childhood collection :heart:

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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 08:18:38 PM »
Lostpony - thanks :) your stories funny. Yeah she was brand new but i remember one day looking like she had yellow highlighter marks on her. :/

Sunset - your lucky you have a pretty picture to remember playing with ponies I dont think I have any. :/

Pinkkittywinks - you are super lucky to have all yoru childhood collection. I only have 2.
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 08:43:34 PM »
My sister first got Apple Jack, a sea pony, and baby Moondancer.  That's how I first met and fell in love with ponies.  Then I got Windy and Pinwheel, then Paradise, Magic Star and some others.  But because I was a boy, I was made fun of and forced to get rid of them.  A few years later, I tried getting into ponies again.  I got three sweet berry ponies, Magic Hat, some others and I mailed off for and got mail order Star Hopper and Clipper.  But then again I was made to get rid of them.  Then in college I met baby Yo Yo, and it started all over a third time.
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 08:50:09 PM »
Another old fart here. I do still have my childhood ponies, all 10 of them (and like 500+ more now...). I remember them in stores; I was obsessed with getting glittering gem. I just love the packaging on G1's.

Here's one of two childhood pictures I have in my possession. I liberated it as I wanted it with my collection. (The rest of my baby photos, who knows where they are if my dad kept them after my parents got divorced...) Best part is, I don't remember quackers, so I don't think this one was actually mine, I was very particular with my toys.
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 08:54:28 PM »
I did. I was the only boy I knew who collected and played with ponies.

I got most of my herd second-hand so I didn't know about the early sets and didn't know the names of my early ponies who weren't featured in the cartoons.

With some of them I assumed they were ponies from the cartoons but for some unknown reason their symbols  were different. I remember wondering why my Posey had hearts (Peachy) and why my Gusty had flowers (Majesty).

I remember dad taking me to the toy store and buying me Sweet Notes. I remember my mom coming home one morning before I had preschool with two Magic Message ponies she'd gotten from a department store after work: Windy & Mirror Mirror.

I remember coming home from school one day and my parents giving me a bag with 4 ponies from the thrift store: Glory, August Poppy, Moonstone, and Sweet Stuff. Sweet Stuff instantly became my favorite, as she was the only TE pony I'd ever seen in person until a year ago. Morning Glory was my other favorite since she was the only flutter pony I'd ever seen in person.

It wasn't until adulthood (and the internet) that I discovered the hundreds of ponies I'd never seen before that point and that were such things as international exclusives.
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 09:02:51 PM »
I did. :) My grandparents had a copy of My Little Pony/Rescue at Midnight Castle that I watched a lot when I went to visit with them. My first pony was Cotton Candy although I don't remember actually getting her. I do remember my grandma buying me the Birthday Party gift set and Sparkle pony Twinkler. Twinkler came with pony makeup and I used up a lot of it giving her lipstick. I have a few sea ponies but lost them all except Baby celebrate to the mold the monster because I played with them in the tub. 

I also had the Baby Bonnet School of Dance and the Lullaby Nursery. And a Dream Beauty. Sadly I let a few of my childhood ponies slip away when I went through my "never going to be in to ponies" stage and parted with my childhood Starshine, Dream Beauty, Pina Colada , Baby Palm Tree and got rid of my nursery patly because it had been broken in a car vs house accident.  I still regret getting rid of my nursery and of course when I got back in to ponies I wanted a Starshine, Baby Palm Tree and Pina Colada back. I have yet to replace them or the nursery. I still have my other childhood ponies except one (I bought a replacement for her though) and hope to one day replace the others.

I don't have any pictures of me playing with my ponies, but I do have a pic where I dressed up in a MLP costume complete with mask. Sadly I don't have that either. I do have home movies of getting 2 ponies for my birthday one year, Pina Colada and Starflash. 


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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 09:08:16 PM »
Yes, me and my sister did. I still have all our childhood ponies (my sister donated hers to me).

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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 09:23:22 PM »
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My sister first got Apple Jack, a sea pony, and baby Moondancer.  That's how I first met and fell in love with ponies.  Then I got Windy and Pinwheel, then Paradise, Magic Star and some others.  But because I was a boy, I was made fun of and forced to get rid of them.  A few years later, I tried getting into ponies again.  I got three sweet berry ponies, Magic Hat, some others and I mailed off for and got mail order Star Hopper and Clipper.  But then again I was made to get rid of them.  Then in college I met baby Yo Yo, and it started all over a third time.

I can so relate! I went through the same kind of thing. My parents pushed for me to get rid of my ponies around age 7, only for me to buy more a couple years later. Then, 15+ years after getting rid of those I started my adult collection. You're not alone in having gone through that. :)

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 10:35:17 PM »
I've been around since the beginning.  My earliest ponies from years 1 through 3 were Peachy with Pretty Parlor, Blossom, Bubbles, Firefly, Sparkler, Sky Flier, Powder, Windy, Baby Moondancer, Baby Firefly, Sealight,  and Surf Rider. I was also around in the early days of the online community. I mostly lurked on the edges, but Sebby6 remembers me; we emailed and traded a lot.

It seems like so many of the oldschool collectors have left the hobby; it makes me kind of sad. I always enjoy these threads that reassure me there are still some other oldschoolers around.
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 11:34:29 PM »
Totally did!
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 11:37:42 PM »
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It seems like so many of the oldschool collectors have left the hobby; it makes me kind of sad. I always enjoy these threads that reassure me there are still some other oldschoolers around.

I think its important to keep hope alive. I am sure there are more than this but we may not know it.
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Re: Anybody left that grew up with G1 ponies?
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 11:46:37 PM »
I still have the Moondancer mum bought me because it came out the year I was born and was cute. The Nursery I had is lost in some vortex in my old bedroom but I managed to retain the vast majority of my childherd (still wondering where one of the merponies and two babies went...  :pout:) and have them mostly available for play if my Youngest wishes. Tux I got through mailorder as the only land adult male I had since I didn't since I never saw the commercials for the other menfolk and reigned supreme with Sprinkles and Glory. I had Drummer and Racer but couldn't convince a playfriend to trade several babies for Leaper. I did trade a Lemon Drop for a seapony baby (no float) so my trading skills weren't entirely bad.  :biggrin:
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