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Inspiring a Generation: My Little Pony

In 1983, I received my first and only My Little Pony (Glory, unicorn).  She went everywhere with me.  Very recently I asked my mom if she was somewhere in storage; however, my mom believes she may have given Glory away to a new home.  I hope she will be treasured and loved.  I recently ordered another Glory off of eBay (no, not the same to me as my real Glory =( ) to complete my dream collection consisting of ponies from the USA only ranging from Generation 1 through 3.  To me, the more rubenesque or buxom ponies are the way MLPs should look (I really dislike the modern ones).  I’ve always been very young at heart.  I believe that the cause of true aging (psychological aging) is when you have eradicated the younger you- forgetting the joy of coloring with crayons, allowing yourself to become bogged down or obsessing over chores or grown-up problems, forbidding yourself to wear bright colors at an older age, allowing yourself to feel ashamed or letting others shame you for still loving teddybears or stickers or MLPs, etc.

*Wikipedia’s definition:

“My Little Pony is a brand of toy ponies marketed primarily to young girls and produced by the toy manufacturer Hasbro. These ponies can be identified by their colorful bodies and manes, and typically a unique symbol or series of symbols on one or both sides of their haunches. Accordingly, the ponies are named after the symbols on their haunches.

Following the related My Pretty Pony toy, introduced in 1981, My Little Pony was launched in 1983. The line became popular during the 80s. The original toy line ran from 1983 to 1995 (1992 in the U.S.) and inspired animated specials, including an animated feature length movie and two animated television series. The brand was relaunched between 1997 and 2003 (1999 in the U.S.), and then fully relaunched globally in 2003. My Little Pony celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2008.”

My husband was wondering why the sudden interest in MLPs?  Mainly because I’ve never forgotten my love for these dolls, Sue Dawe’s unicorns, and as an adult I can appreciate them more now (and care for them better) than when I was younger.  They will always bring back good memories of when life was simpler and much more carefree.  So the real question is why not?  Why not create happiness for yourself (whatever it means to you)?  My plans also include the restoration of those vintage ponies who need it the most, including a deep cleansing, hair restyling/curling without cutting, symbol touchup, and undoing of ink marks and the like if necessary (hopefully I will be mostly successful, fingers crossed).  I will definitely post pics of my ponies on this blog as my special project progresses.  The internet is filled with so many awesome information sources for My Pretty Pony and My Little Pony; I tend to use Google most but any search engine will work.  My blog will only serve to highlight personal interests and is not intended to be a comprehensive reference nor do I consider myself an expert on this matter (I’m just a huge fan of MPP & MLP).

*Official My Little Pony Site: My Little Pony by Hasbro

*Unofficial Forum: My Little Pony Arena

*Photocredit: KimSites.net & Wikipedia

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