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Offline ordinarycollector

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Hello all!
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:45:23 PM »
Hi! My name is Karin, I live in the state of Montana in the U.S., and I have recently found this forum. I had some ponies when I was a kid, but I gave them to one of my nieces a few years ago. I grew up in the 1980s so most of my friends had at least a couple of ponies too. One of my friends had the Show Stable, and she never ever wanted to play with it when I came over. "I played with that yesterday, let's do something else!" I always envied her because of that stable. I wished I could go over and play with it when she wasn't home.

Just recently I found three bags of pony toys at a thrift store. I bought them thinking I might fix them up for my nieces, but as I started to search around for information on how to restore them, I quickly decided that I am going to keep them for myself. So thanks to my thrift store buy, my starter collection consists of about 20 G1 ponies both adults and babies, a few bits and bobs of clothing, and then some assorted G4 toys, including half a dozen regular ponies, some grab bag ponies, and some that I haven't identified yet. I'm sure I'll be reading and asking questions about cleaning and restoration, although it looks like many of my ponies just need a surface cleaning and their hair brushed.

I also collect Cabbage Patch Kids. They're my largest collection both in numbers and in the space they take up. I also have a small collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls and some vintage Fisher Price toys. My non-collecting hobbies include photography, video games, and knitting. I'm looking forward to being part of this community.

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 11:13:12 PM »
Welcome to the arena! :)

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 01:55:39 AM »
Welcome to the Arena! Wow, 20 G1s from the thrift store is a lot! Nice find! The Pony Corral is great to ask in for restoration :) Glad you joined, I look forward to seeing you around! Hope you have fun here!
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 09:01:23 AM »
Welcome!
:biggrin: Looking for G1 Starshine, Bubbles, Lickety Split, Posey, Tickle, and a few more :biggrin:

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 03:48:10 AM »

Welcome to the Arena :party:

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 10:37:22 PM »
Welcome to the Arena!
We are a completely zany bunch, and very happy to welcome you into our ranks!
Enjoy yourself here :)
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 02:40:58 AM »
Welcome to the Arena! Sounds like you found a great lot of ponies! Congrats!