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Pfft, now she totally sounds like some snobby princess.

She totally is.
“That’s Queen Majesty to you!”
Pony Corral / Re: If you were starting from the beginning...
« Last post by glitterball on Today at 06:55:26 PM »
For me, it would be G1.  :P

Firstly, picking super-favourites from my childhood herd (looking at you, Honeycomb + Gypsy + Fizzy + Galaxy!)

then ones that I always liked but never managed to get during UK childhood - yo, Glory and German Baby Honeycomb!

Then ones that are "new" to me (never knew existed until joining the Arena) and catch my eye - Night Glider, TAF Buttons, Merriweather.

I am not too fussed about completing sets or getting pristine ponies, as I can pass the fun on to my kid without being too precious about how she handles them (within reason - no scissors or pens allowed near them!!)  :lol:

I don't need a massive herd, nor do I desire to get every G1 character ever made, just the ones that I actually like the best  :happy:
for example, I saw SS Scrumptious on ebay and just loved the colour combo - had to be bought!  :cool:
Off Topic / Re: Healthy Pony Motivation Round Sign Up
« Last post by Crowning_Glory13 on Today at 06:52:30 PM »
Well still at 166. Stress has gotten the best of me, and my bulimic tendacys are back. Trying to think of what I can do to stop it before it gets worse. I have a horrible way dealing with stress.
Pony Corral / Cleaning pony wear
« Last post by Crowning_Glory13 on Today at 06:50:07 PM »
I wanted to clean up some pony wear. I wanted to know some tips.

Does oxiclean work? Can I soak the pony wear in it? Can I soak a pony in it?

How do you brighten some ponies and clothing? I really have no sun, and I think that fades pony wear.

Any tips is greatly appreciated:)
Pony Corral / Re: Midwest/ Minnesota Pony Jubilee! September 1, 2018
« Last post by Aurora on Today at 06:38:36 PM »
I go on vacation for the next week, I figured I would take it down after that. Do you want me to change it to a tie-breaker now?
Pony Brag Arena / Re: Fair Brags!! (Pic heavy)
« Last post by glitterball on Today at 06:37:35 PM »
What a cute lot - those enamel pins are especially cute!  :lovey: :lovey: :lovey:
Pony Brag Arena / Re: MLP Fair Brag
« Last post by glitterball on Today at 06:34:37 PM »
What an epic haul!  :lovey: :lovey: :lovey:
Pony Corral / Re: POTD 6/20/18 Baby Snookums
« Last post by Miniature Sheep on Today at 06:34:32 PM »
The Flumps?  :blink:

It's a very mellow and very British children's TV show from the 1970s, about a family of fluffy creatures. It's really cute, but then I might be viewing it through some serious Nostalgia Goggles. :lol:
Pony Corral / Re: What were your pony misconceptions?
« Last post by Safflower on Today at 06:33:21 PM »
Honey Doofus!!! I just got a Honeysuckle, I think that'll be her nickname!

I just realized another thing - before I started collecting G1s, I thought G1 was based on the TV show and the toys were an equally large part of the franchise, but still, it all stemmed from the show, like G4. Welp, that was wrong. I think a lot of people still think this too. My mom even thought so and she grew up in the 80s! I don't really know where this is coming from, maybe G4 and it's take on things?

It's tempting to blame it all on G4.  But I suspect it's more general than that.  Most big toy lines had a media presence in the 80's and that has continued to today.  Most especially in the boys toys.  Even if those toy lines started out as a toy and then got media, they were still heavily married to the cartoon.  So MLP is one of those lucky brands that is simply popular as a toy concept, regardless of how much or little media it gets.  Though these days, Hasbro has to compete with the knockoffs of its own brand.  Maybe that's one reason they have been pushing the idea of central characters so hard.  So that kids will demand "Pinki Pie" rather than the $2 knockoff.  Back in the 80's MLP was the first of its kind and so didn't have cheap alternatives yet.
Hmm, I agree. It would make sense for Hasbro to have very recognizable characters so that kids will know the difference.  I'm sure G4 still has a part in it, most people know more about it than G1. But it is more general, I guess!
Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears you say? Time head down to the ol dollar stores
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