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Title: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: Priggipopoula on April 19, 2021, 08:10:34 PM
I was watching a video from Madhunter Channel, which is a popular blog of a Star Wars and vintage collector and then this image just pop:

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This images belongs from Lili Ledy's 1985 catalog, owned by Mrs.Celia who worked for Lili Ledy for more than 19 years.

Apparently there was "Ponies Arcoiris" or "Rainbow Ponies". But I never seen this little beauties before in my life neither in a colection of someone. I only have seen the normal ponies and I even own a couple of lili ledy ponies by my own

If you're interested, you can watch the full interview here (Spanish, but with English subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrHnGDU9kls
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: pinkkittywinks on April 19, 2021, 11:34:36 PM
Oh wow I have never seen this before, thank you for sharing. Those ponies look lovely with rainbow hair :inlove:

I doubt they were ever actually made as the Lily Ledy factory burned down and only ever the first set of collectors pose ponies was ever made by them. It is most likely they were "samples" made for the catalogue to show buyers (store owners) what what in the pipe line :)

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on April 20, 2021, 12:28:39 AM
A shame that they were likely never made but what a neat thing to pop up in a video like that. Maybe somebody will want to make a custom pony of some of them.
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on April 20, 2021, 01:11:14 AM
fascinating stuff!
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: pinkkittywinks on April 20, 2021, 03:16:21 PM
A shame that they were likely never made but what a neat thing to pop up in a video like that. Maybe somebody will want to make a custom pony of some of them.

I did find myself looking in my bait box! I like Minty with yellow symbols :)

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: Ice_gypsy on April 26, 2021, 09:50:01 PM
Oh wow I have never seen this before, thank you for sharing. Those ponies look lovely with rainbow hair :inlove:

I doubt they were ever actually made as the Lily Ledy factory burned down and only ever the first set of collectors pose ponies was ever made by them. It is most likely they were "samples" made for the catalogue to show buyers (store owners) what what in the pipe line :)

Love pkw xxx

Love pkw xxx

Oh man if the factory had not burned down I bet they would have made those 😍😍😍 and probably others later!?!? 😩 Mexican pony’s are pretty fabulous and there could have been more of them?
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: pinkkittywinks on April 27, 2021, 09:23:59 PM
Oh wow I have never seen this before, thank you for sharing. Those ponies look lovely with rainbow hair :inlove:

I doubt they were ever actually made as the Lily Ledy factory burned down and only ever the first set of collectors pose ponies was ever made by them. It is most likely they were "samples" made for the catalogue to show buyers (store owners) what what in the pipe line :)

Love pkw xxx


Oh man if the factory had not burned down I bet they would have made those 😍😍😍 and probably others later!?!? 😩 Mexican pony’s are pretty fabulous and there could have been more of them?

You never know! They could well have been produced along with other goodies we don't know about. After the Lily Ledy factory was burned down, manufacture was moved to the Auriken toy factory.

You might enjoy reading the Mexican Spotlight :green:

http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,398256.new.html

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: Perikoala on May 05, 2021, 10:12:29 PM
So interesting! Thank you very much for sharing!

It caugh my attention that in the interviewer mentioned possible explanations for the closure of the company and the lady said the reason was due to problems with the labor union/syndicate and not something else. So it seems like the factory burned down is a myth?
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: Brightglowpony on May 09, 2021, 07:23:06 PM
I would have loved to see these versions produced!  They remind of Mexican Firefly and Medley with rainbow hair.  Thanks so much for sharing  :lovey:
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: Skelletonimp on June 10, 2021, 09:53:52 AM
That's so cool! These are very interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: pinkkittywinks on June 10, 2021, 10:39:17 PM
So interesting! Thank you very much for sharing!

It caugh my attention that in the interviewer mentioned possible explanations for the closure of the company and the lady said the reason was due to problems with the labor union/syndicate and not something else. So it seems like the factory burned down is a myth?

The information came from Mexican collectors, I can't remember if they spoke to people who worked in the factory or from the newspapers at the time. Sadly PeppermintTruly's website now longer works >_<

ETA found this on a Star Wars forum:

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t319p50-lili-ledy-factory

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Hi friends!! I am new in this forum, I am from Mexico. I just want to tell that the old Lili Ledy factory is now a Sale Store. The store is called Sanborns, They are restaurants, library, and a gift store. As a notice lili ledy was on fire back on 1985 and the employees stole all the merchandise when the fire was stinguish because lili ledy was broken and the owners can't pay the salarys of the employees so they stole all the merchandise that was left after the fire. I ll be back with more storys!!

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3247-lili-ledy-factory-pics?highlight=factory

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Well , there are parts of that story that are true and some are not!! ..... YES , The factory was a Store , not anymore as you can see! ( the building conserved the original design) , NO , Lili Ledy Factory DIDN´T BURN OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, it was another factory and it didn´t burn , it fall down in the 1985 Mexico City great earthquake , it was called PLASTIMARX, NOT Lili Ledy!!!! Mmmmm.... the employees didn´t stole the items, they took it after it went to bankruptcy !! .. LOL!!! ...

I think it is best to read the threads  :blink: :shocked: :lookround:

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: hilamb on June 11, 2021, 05:29:50 AM
Oh wow. Totally new news! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: BubbleTea on June 11, 2021, 08:14:07 AM
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Sadly PeppermintTruly's website now longer works >_<

It's not gone completely!  ^.^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3neZF_8cwo
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: slyons on June 11, 2021, 12:04:23 PM
This amazes me that even after almost 40 years we are still finding out about 'new' ponies, even if they are ones that might of never made it to production!
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: pinkkittywinks on June 11, 2021, 03:12:35 PM
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Sadly PeppermintTruly's website now longer works >_<

It's not gone completely!  ^.^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3neZF_8cwo

THANK YOU :heart:

It was always my go to for Mexican information after the spotlight written by Shelti and Scarlett.

love pkw xx
Title: Re: New lili ledy variants?
Post by: maycrestmom on June 17, 2021, 07:00:32 PM
thanks so much for that youtube link - that was a lucky connection to get that man's grandmother to tell her story of the company shutdown (not a fire) and a wonderful surprise to find they had a rainbow hair CP  line.  It's cool to make that connection and see that idea became medley and firefly actually in production and who knows, maybe there are rainbow CPs running around in the wild still :-)

love how we are still piecing together the history!  thanks so much for sharing and I also think minty is my fave (eyes a double in herd) so might need to make a rainbow myself at some point...
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