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Fizzy and Galaxy, the unicorns from the My Little Pony animated series
Fizzy and Galaxy, the unicorns from the My Little Pony animated series

My Little Pony is a line of colorful toy ponies marketed primarily to young girls and produced by the toy manufacturer Hasbro.[1] The toys were first introduced in 1982, following the related My Pretty Pony toy, introduced in 1981 and became immensely popular during the 80s, at one point even outselling Mattel's Barbie. The original toy line inspired animated specials, including an animated feature length movie and two animated television series. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links My_Little_Pony. ... Image File history File links My_Little_Pony. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ... A Shetland Pony A pony is any of several horse breeds with a specific conformation and temperament. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article describes the My Little Pony television series. ...

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Generations

Generation One: Dream Valley

Luanched in 1982 with the first six 'Earth Ponies' (the My Little Ponies who most resembled real-world horses, albeit in a variety of rainbow colors). These first six Earth Ponies would establish several defining characteristics of the brand, including the rounded bodies, anthropomorphized faces, and colorful, unique symbols on their rear flanks. These first six Earth Ponies were Blossom, Minty, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Blue Belle, and Snuzzle.


The Earth Ponies were soon joined by Pegasus and Unicorns. Sea Ponies resembled real-life seahorses, apart from the colorful mane they shared with the original Little Ponies. Flutter Ponies were much smaller and thinner than Pegasus Ponies and had translucent wings more like those of an insect, and featured a "fluttering" action. Windy Wing and Summer Wing Ponies were even smaller in size compared to the Flutter Ponies, but were proportioned more similar to their larger kin, and had larger, distinctly butterfly-like wings. Finally, Mermaid Ponies loosely resembled the mythological hippocampus. Pegasus and Bellerophon, Attic red-figure Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Mabie, Hamilton Wright (Ed. ... This article is about the mythical creature. ... This article is about the animal. ... Species See text. ...


Baby Ponies were available in Earth Pony, Unicorn, Pegasus, and Sea Pony forms; early Baby Ponies resembled their mothers, but were smaller and typically had softened colors and simplified identifying symbols. Later, the Baby Ponies would take on more distinct identities, with symbols and names that were more 'child-like'. Sweetheart Sisters were the 'teenagers' of the My Little Pony family, with bodily proportions that were longer and slimmer than a standard My Little Pony adult, although they stood roughly the same height.


Many different sets of Little Ponies with striking variations were produced, starting with the Rainbow Ponies (which all sported rainbow-colored manes and tails) in 1983. Other notable variations included the So-Soft Ponies (which were entirely covered in flocking), Twinkle-Eyed Ponies (with small jewels in place of the eyes), Twice As Fancy Ponies (with symbols covering most of the body), and Brush n' Grow Ponies (which had a longer-than-usual tail stored inside the body that could be drawn out through brushing).


The first generation of My Little Ponies ran in the US for ten years, ending in 1992, but continuing internationally to 1995. Oddly, 1992, the final year in the US was marketed as the celebration year of My Little Pony. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Mail-order ponies

All packaging (typically a plastic bubble attached to a backcard) came with Horseshoe Points, which could be used to obtain discounts on special ponies available in the U.S. only through mail order. Mail-order ponies were generally reissues like Majesty, first available only with the Dream Castle Playset, or unique ponies such as the first boy pony, Lucky. Many of the mail-order ponies, while not necessarily "rare" or "hard to find" in all cases, may nevertheless be more sought after than their store bought counterparts, and a select few are valuable. Mail order is a term which describes the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. ...


International ponies

European exclusives were produced by factories in France, Greece, Italy, and Spain. European ponies generally fetch more than their respective counterparts made in Hong Kong or China (where the vast majority of ponies were made). Some are fairly easy to find (for example, a Peachy made in Italy) whereas some are much harder to find such as Greeks.


Most ponies released in the U.S. could be found in Western Europe as well. The majority of domestic mail-order ponies never appeared overseas, though many countries had their own mail-order systems (covered below). Many of the excess ponies offered as mail orders in the US were bagged and carded and sold overseas. Some of the ponies (and even playsets) were given different names abroad (for example, the Big Brothers were known as Adventure Boys in the UK).


Some variations came from different countries and were variations on US- or UK-released ponies. Some, however, were unique to their country or region.


Related lines

  • Petite Ponies

Petite Ponies are tiny pony figures that came in sets. Some have different traits such as combable hair, shimmery bodies, or glow-in-the-dark bodies. Under the base of each is an engraved hoof that allows the pony to function as a key to the Petite Playsets. Most of these smaller ponies had no official name and many had the same symbols. They were sold in the from 1989 to 1991. Only Earth Ponies and Pegasi were made.

  • Dream Beauties

Larger figures, made of hard plastic, were advertised as "grown up" ponies and called Dream Beauties. Unlike the main line, they looked more like horses. All of them were earth ponies except for the three Highflying Beauties, who had large multicolored wings. They were sold from 1989 to 1990 and were often confused with Fashion Star Fillies and Barbie horses. One way to tell the difference is that Dream Beauties have a line of plastic "beads" along the bases of their manes. Fashion Star Fillies are a group of toy model horses created by Kenner Toys in the 1980s. ...

  • My Little Kitty/Puppy/Bunny

Kitty, puppy, and bunny sets were sold under the Hasbro MLP logo in 1990-1991. Each Li'l Litters set comprised a mom, two babies, and a plastic comb. All the moms were flocked and all the babies were mini plastic figures. Kitty moms had cottony tails. Puppy moms had either silky or cottony ears. Bunny moms had cottony tails and silky forelocks. There were also the Nursery Family sets, but only puppy and kitty sets were made.


Merchandise

Apart from the ponies themselves, merchandise included children's bedding and room decorations, plush toys, puzzles, and books. A huge house-like playset called "Paradise Estate" was made during this time and consisted of four rooms complete with furniture and ceiling fans, a pool and a garden. At the same time there was a nursery for the baby ponies, and a dance school called "Baby Bonnet School of Dance" that resembled a bonnet. There were also more unusual items, such as a pomander and toy sewing machines. Two animated television series were aired during this generation. In 1985 the My Little Pony 7 Picture Disk was released. It was recorded at AIR Studios in County Durham and the songs voiced by singer Tony Markey. It is now out of production. An opened pomander A pomander, from French pomme dambre, i. ...


Generation Two: Friendship Gardens

The second line of My Little Ponies was introduced in 1997. They are colloquially referred to as "Generation Two" (G2) or "Friendship Garden Ponies." G2s were made in completely new redesigned poses, and compared to the original 1982 line they were smaller, slimmer, and longer-legged, with jewel eyes and turning heads. In the U.S. the line failed to catch on and was discontinued in 1999 due to massive widespread unpopularity, although it continued overseas.


Most were Earth Ponies. A few unicorns were made internationally. Although no official Pegasus Ponies were made, some adult G2s had clip-on wings. In the early 2000s, several unicorns with clip-on wings were made, "The Magic Unicorns." Only two baby pony poses were introduced. None of the baby ponies were ever sold in the US.


In Europe, the ponies lived in Ponyland, rather than Friendship Gardens, and was discontinued with the inception of the G3 line in 2003. Many ponies released in the last years of the G2 line are much less common than usual. Many playsets were introduced, including a mansion and a castle.


Some of the licensed merchandise released in Europe included beanie ponies (not exclusive to Europe), magazines, clothing, perfume, wrapping paper, colouring books, and more. Other merchandising includes the meal prize ponies, wallets, watches, plushes, air fresheners, and many more. Sundance and Light Heart also appeared on the cover of the My Little Pony n' Friends Complete First Season, and several alternating G2s sometimes appear on the MLP n' Friends DVD releases. A PC game involved taking care of a pony and playing games along the way.


Generation Three: Ponyville

The current and third incarnation of the My Little Pony line began in 2003, and are called G3. Pegasus ponies were released in 2005, and until then they had been exclusively earth ponies, and Unicorn ponies were released in 2006. The ponies live in Ponyville in the shadow of the Celebration Castle. Many of the original ponies have since been re-released in different poses and/or outfits, some have been re-released more than once. Later in the year two new Glitter and Rainbow ponies were released, and the four originals were released in new poses. Ponyville is the home of the third generation (G3) My Little Pony toyline, a product of Hasbro. ...


Most ponies in the G3 line have shiny or pearly bodies and matte symbols on one side, now referred to as "Cutie Marks". G3 Ponies also have a magnet in one hoof that is used to activate playset items. These magnets are fairly strong and can ruin computer equipment and TVs if prolonged contact is made. Current G3s do not have a hoof magnet.


Until late 2005, packaging came with Pony Points that were later used for exclusive mail orders. Unlike the G1 line, the pony points had to be sent in to order; a customer could not just pay a flat fee and add points to it to lower the price. Some of the things available with the Pony Points Program were: Dazzle Surprise, Sunshimmer, and Love Wishes. You could also get some posters or a Ponyville play mat for you to put your buildings on, among other things. The points program ended on January 31, 2006, much to the great disappointment of devotees of the entire My Little Pony line, who are eagerly hoping for a possible resurrection of any incarnation of an official pony-by-mail program.


While the line was simultaneously released in the U.S. and Europe, there are a few Ponies unavailable in the U.S., such as Winter Snow and some breezies.


One of the most uncommon ponies released so far in the G3 line was actually released by mistake in 2004. A Pinkie Pie with the words '2003 Licensing Show' integrated into her symbol was used to promote My Little Pony at the 2003 spring Licensing Show, and were intended to be released only at that show and in plastic bags. Only three hundred were supposed to be given out at the show alone, but due to packaging error a few were packaged as regular ponies and sold in stores. Because of this, she has quickly risen in value and has sold for large amounts of money. Other limited edition ponies have been the Pony Project promotional ponies and Rosey Posey, who was given to attendees at a charity dinner held by Hasbro to benefit charity.


Merchandise

A veritable flood of licensed My Little Pony merchandise has been released for the current generation. The characters can be found on items ranging from bedding and home decor to clothing and dishware and school supplies. Plush ponies have been given away as theme park prizes and used in crane machines. There is a huge 3' plush pony line which was first available for sale in Australia (characters including Rainbow Dash, Minty, Sweetberry, and the special Kimono, which was used as a prize by Red Rooster Restaurants and Target, among others). McDonald's has also featured ponies in its Happy Meal promotions on more than one occasion, as have other fast food chains. Eight characters were used in the first U.S. McDonald's promotion, while other countries chain restaurants had only four. Minty is a Pony in Hasbros line of My Little Pony toys. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants [1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ...


Due to the 1980's nostalgia trend that is currently going on in the western world, My Little Pony merchandise aimed at adults have also appeard, including T-shirts depicting G1 ponies with such slogans as "Livin in the 80's" or "I Love Rainbows".


Hasbro sold the digital gaming rights various properties (including Pony, Magic: The Gathering, Tonka, Playskool, and Transformers) to Infogrames for USD$100 million in 2000, buying back the rights for USD$65 million in June 2005.[2] Magic: The Gathering (colloq. ... For the rocket fuel, see Tonka (fuel). ... Playskool is a toy brand owned by Hasbro. ... Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ... Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) is an international holding company headquartered in Lyon, France. ...


The Ponies in Animation

Movie Poster for My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow.
Movie Poster for My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow.

The first My Little Pony cartoon to ever air was the prime time special Rescue at Midnight Castle, in 1984. Like other cartoons aired during prime time, it was intended to be entertaining for the whole family (instead of solely for small children, which was usually the case with cartoons aired during morning hours), and thus featured darker elements, action and relatively advanced animation. It was followed by a similar special, Escape from Catrina. In 1986, the Ponies appeared in their first (and so far only) full-length feature film, My Little Pony: The Movie. Directed by Michael Joens, it starred the voices of Rhea Perlman, Madeline Kahn, Tony Randall, and Danny DeVito, among others. It had a mediocre box office performance, grossing almost $6 million in the United States. [1] It also received mostly negative reviews. This was one of many unsuccessful releases from its distributor, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, who went out of business several years afterward. It was followed however by the more popular My Little Pony TV series (which is arguably the most famous and well-remembered part of the My Little Pony franchise apart from the toys themselves). The series promoted a great many of the toys available in 1986-1987, featuring a large regular cast of Earth, Pegasus, and Unicorn Ponies with guest appearances by new lines such as Flutter Ponies and Princess Ponies. In this series the famous My Little Pony theme-song would play often. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Rhea Perlman at the 1988 Emmy Awards. ... Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an Academy Award-nominated Jewish American actress of movie, television, and theater distinguished by an unusual gift for comedy. ... Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American comic actor. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG) was a production company/distribution unit founded by producer Dino De Laurentiis. ... This article describes the My Little Pony television series. ...


The TV specials, the movie and the TV series were all set in the same continuity. They were set in Dream Valley, a land inhabited by witches, goblins and other magical creatures with whom the Little Ponies, their human friend Megan and their dragon friend Spike would often interact with. Althogh aimed primarily at girls, these cartoons format was actually not very different from that of many of the 80's cartoons aimed at boys (such as He-man or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), in that they were very focused on adventure, and that the stories would often concern the protagonists' battle with various enemies.


A later program, My Little Pony Tales, was set in an all different continuity. This series anthropomorphised the Ponies - they lived in a human-like town, going to school, fretting about relationships, running businesses, going on vacation, and exchanging currency for goods. This article describes the My Little Pony Tales television series. ...


The Ponies would not appear in animation again until 2003, when a new series of direct-to-VHS/DVD movies began production. These are set in yet another continuity, and stars the G3 ponies. They have been criticized by long-time fans for having very little adventure or drama. So far these have included:


1)"A Charming Birthday" (2003)- A direct-to-VHS release, it was not sold on its own, but instead was packaged with some of the early G3s.


2)"Dancing in the Clouds" (VHS-2004)- This was packaged along the first pegasus pony of the G3 line, Star Catcher. Promotional image showing Star Catcher, her tiara, her brush and the Dancing in the Clouds video Star Catcher is a pegasus Pony in Hasbros line of My Little Pony toys. ...


3)"Friends Are Never Far Away" (DVD-2005)- It was packaged with a new pegasus named Hidden Treasure.


4)A Very Minty Christmas (DVD-2006)- The first video sold by itself, it included "Dancing in the Clouds" as a bonus episode.


4)The Princess Promenade (DVD-February, 2006)- Featured the debut of a re-design of Spike the dragon, who originally featured in G1 (this makes Spike the only character in the franchise to appear in both the G1 and G3 cartoons). It also included Breezies--small, fairy-like ponies. "A Charming Birthday" was re-released on the same DVD.


5)"My Little Pony: The Runaway Rainbow" (DVD-Fall, 2006)- Featured the new G3 unicorn, Rarity, as well as Spike and the Breezies. Also included "Friends Are Never Far Away" as a bonus episode.


6)"My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place" (February, 2007)- 3 All-New Pony Tales which include: "Come Back, Lily Lightly", "Two For the Sky", and "Positively Pink".


In 2004, the first season of the 80's My Little Pony television series was released on DVD. The four-DVD collection features two television specials--"Rescue at Midnight Castle" (later retitled "Firefly's Adventure" when sold as part of a VHS and pony set) and "Escape from Catrina"--and fifty episodes from the original series. Some songs from the original airing of the two specials have been cut, leaving the specials as they appeared when syndicated as part of the cartoon series. Strangely, the packaging on the DVD features ponies from both the series and the 1997-1999 line. The ten-episode miniseries "The End of Flutter Valley" was released on a single-disc DVD in 2005.


2006 brought the release of episodes from the second season, with two single-disc DVD releases: "Flight to Cloud Castle and Other Stories" and "Quest of the Princess Ponies and Other Stories", in addition to a DVD of "Two Great Pony Tales", with "The Magic Coins" and "The Glass Princess" available as 8 episodes.


My Little Pony Live

My Little Pony Live.

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Restoration

Because the My Little Pony toy line has been around for about 25 years, and because it is a toy line, My Little Pony collectors (G1 collectors, in particular) have to occasionally deal with figures in need of restoration.


These problems can range from dirt to tail rust caused by corroding of the washer that holds the tail in place. Some other restoration problems collectors might experience are scraped paint, chewed ears, and newsprint stains from prolonged storage. Restoration should not be undertaken lightly since there is a chance that the item will get damaged during its cleaning. Water trapped inside the pony will cause permanent discoloration and mold, bad smells, and tail rust.


Fakies and Bootlegs

Several companies have made fakes and bootlegs. "Fakies," as most knock-offs are referred to usually have a unique mold. There are some fakies that were molded from actual MLP and is still considered a fakie. Some people selling fakies have MLP line art on their boxes, put actual ponies on the box, sell fakies with accessories similar to that of real MLP, use the symbols of actual ponies, use MLP-style boxes, and steal the logo and name of the ponies. Real My Little Pony toys have Hasbro's stamp on their foot so it is relatively easy to tell them apart. It should be noted, however, that if the mold for the inauthentic toy was stolen outright, then it too will include the Hasbro stamp, which has happened with increasing frequency.


Fakies and bootlegs in turn have developed smaller cults. Some fakies are costumized or collected. The fakies made from real MLP molds are collected. Some sellers on eBay in turn disguise convincing and even not-so-convincing knock-offs as actual ponies and try to trick amateur buyers. Other times, new sellers sometimes mistake fakes for the actual thing and list them as such by accident. Like the ponies that inspired them, fakies have been sold worldwide. There are now several fakie I.D. websites that help you identify your fakie, but most are incomplete due to the sheer number of these imitations. The following have been knocked off or bootlegged: This article is about the online auction center. ...

  • Big Brother Ponies
  • First Tooth Baby Ponies
  • Regular Ponies
  • Meal Prize Ponies
  • Merry-Go-Rounds
  • Playsets and Accessory Playets
  • Plush Ponies
  • Pony Figurines and Ornaments
  • So Soft (Flocked) Ponies
  • G3 Styling Ponies
  • Families
  • Pony Friends
  • Flutter Ponies
  • Sweetheart Sisters
  • G2s
  • Newborns
  • So Soft (Baby G3s) Ponies
  • Fakies themselves
  • G3s
  • G3 Pegasi
  • Babies
  • Pony merchandise
  • Actual ponies themselves

Custom ponies

Another feature of the recent pony collecting scene is the making and selling of custom ponies. This is an art form in which common or poor condition ponies (called bait) are redesigned according to the vision of the artist. Customizers may paint new symbols on the pony, change their body color, paint their eyes, and re-thread their manes and tails with a different color of nylon hair. Some customs can become very elaborate, using sculpted parts, specially made wings, or detailed painting all over the pony. Customs have found a sizeable market on eBay alongside regular pony sales but it is typically not a profitable enterprise. Artists are often commissioned by collectors and non-collectors alike to make a unique pony. This article is about the online auction center. ...


Community

Since the mid-1990s, My Little Pony fans have used the Internet to connect with one another and build up their collections. Online communities quickly formed, the largest of which was a message board founded in 1997 and named the Trading Post. Over the next several years, the Trading Post grew to have nearly five thousand members who actively chatted, bought, and sold the colorful toys with one another.


In 2003, a new online collector community named My Little Pony Arena was introduced. This community offered new features to a growing pony fanbase such as personal photo galleries and a new system of trader feedback ratings. My Little Pony Arena has over 5000 members and grows each day. The release of the G3 ponies in 2003 led to many new collectors introducing themselves into the community. To help accommodate its growing numbers, the Trading Post moved to a new domain which featured a more stable forum system. The Trading Post and Arena are hubs for collector news and announcements.


Collectors formed close-knit friendships with one another and wanted the opportunity to meet other fans in their area. Small gatherings were arranged that were later termed "Pony Meets" where collectors would meet at one another's houses or a local park to celebrate ponies in person. These meets paved the way for more large-scale gatherings, such as the conventions introduced in 2004. The My Little Pony Fair is the US-based collector convention and takes place in the summer. The International My Little Pony Convention or UK Ponycon, as it has become known is the UK-based convention which takes place in autumn. The convention is due to take place at the Redwood Country Club in Bristol on the 26th and 27th of October. Procedes will go the Rainbow Centre Children's charity and highlights will include a Celebrity Auction, with signed ponies from celebrities such as Comedian Bill Bailey.

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http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1543212007 http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/content/twm/whatson/story.aspx?brand=Westonmercury&category=whatsonMisc&tBrand=westonm ercury&tCategory=zwhatson&itemid=WeED10%20Oct%202007%2010%3A51%3A42%3A760 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2007/10/09/halloween_halfterm_feature.shtml. UK Ponycon has its own website www.mlpconvention.com, and forum with a sizeable following.


The first ever German convention was held in Hamburg in December 2006.


A representative from the My Little Pony division of Hasbro, speaking at the 2007 MLP Fair in Memphis, TN, openly recognized collectors and their community as an integral part of the continuted success and popularity of My Little Pony, although their target market "will always be little girls."


My Little Pony in popular culture

My Little Pony, being amongst the most popular toy lines of all time, is regularly referred to in various media. Perhapes most prominently, the ponies have had several "cameo" appearances in cartoons.

  • In 2005, when US President George W. Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court of the United States, political cartoonist Steve Sack drew a cartoon depicting Bush brushing a pony toy with false eyelashes under the title "My Little Crony", since it was recently after the dismissal of Michael D. Brown for failing to handle the Hurricane Katrina crisis.
  • (The OC debut episode featured Princess Sparkle from the G1 line.
  • Robot Chicken did a skit called Apocalypse Ponies which featured Pestilence Pony, War Pony, Famine Pony, and Death Pony.
  • Another Robot Chicken short involved the mythical winged horse Pegasus having his wings severed and turned into a My Little Pony-esque creature by a demented little girl, who whipped him into accepting his fate, and his new name - "Sunny Muffins." This was a parody of a scene from the TV miniseries Roots, in which the African man Kunta Kinte is flogged into accepting his new name, "Toby."
  • The Backyard Sports series has a parody called "My Precious Pony." In the series, Maria Luna says that she collects My Precious Pony dolls.
  • Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, released an April Fool's joke revealing that the newest d20 RPG setting would be an adaptation of the My Little Pony setting to a role-playing game [4].
  • For April Fool's day in 2006, the front page on Slashdot.org (a popular news site) was redesigned in the fashion of My Little Ponies. [5]
  • A parody/homage of the ponies has made multiple appearances in the Cartoon Network animated series Dexter's Laboratory, as the Pony Puff Princess and the Pony Puff ponies, idolized by Dee Dee and her friends. Except for the unicorn horn, they bear remarkable resemblance to the ponies of My Little Pony.
  • On Clarissa Explains It All, Clarissa in an episode rents a series called "My Little Unicorn."
  • In the Transformers film, Ironhide crashes into a pool of a house. A little girl walks out of her house, thinking that it was the Tooth Fairy. She was carrying a My Little Pony stuffed animal just before Ironhide emerges from the water. The plush toy she is holding is of the character Pinkie Pie, in the Generation Three line.
  • In "Mars, Bars" is episode 14 of season 3 of the television show Veronica Mars. In the jail cell scene, Veronica has a drawn-on tattoo of a My Little Pony with the words Thug Life written over it.
  • The Brick Calgary South currently has a My Little Pony toy and stable situated on top of the merchandising computer.
  • In the Walt Disney Pictures Movie Meet the Robinsons, My Little Pony is referenced two times. In a few scenes, the Bowler Hat Guy has a unicorn binder. In another scene, The Bowler Hat Guy is drinking from a cup with a pegaus top on it that looks like it has the My Little Pony Pegasus named Firefly. She has a pink body and blue mane and tail with lightning bolts on her rump. This is because both The Bowler Hat guy and Doris loves My Little Pony dolls.
  • On G4's show Action Blast! during intervals is a segment called The Cobra Commander Show where G.I Joes arch-enemy Cobra Commander discusses his view on the world. One episode reveals that he likes to play with My little Pony dolls and watch the My Little Pony cartoon series.
  • A viral video trailer mashup, Michael Bay's My Little Pony, mixes clips of the cartoon series and commercials with the Transformers (2007 film) trailer. Both toys are Hasbro properties.
  • Cartoon Network's The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy had a parody of My Little Pony in "Ecto Cooler / Schlubs" as My Troubled Pony. The series was canceled before the ending was made, so Grim hunts Schlubs for gold bars to make an ending. The credits show Grim watching television, with the ending of My Troubled Pony on, drawn crudely with crayons, by Billy.
  • A Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip by Nicholas Gurewitch, titled "Gamblin Man," features a My Little Pony look-alike named fancy-dancy magic-prancy running in a real-world horse race, but flying away in mid-race.

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References

  1. ^ Official Hasbro My Little Pony site
  2. ^ "HASBRO REACQUIRES DIGITAL GAMING RIGHTS FROM INFOGRAMES FOR $65 MILLION", Hasbro press release, 9 June 2005.
  3. ^ My Little Pony Live (March 12, 2007).
  4. ^ Here Come the Ponies. Wizard.com (April 1, 2006).
  5. ^ Slashdot's Ponies (April 1, 2006).

Further reading

  • Hillary DePiano (2005) The My Little Pony Collector's Inventory: A Complete Checklist of All US Ponies, Playsets and Accessories from 1981 to 1992. Priced Nostalgia Press. ISBN 1-4116-2165-4
  • Summer Hayes (2007) The MY Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory: an unofficial full color illustrated guide to the third generation of MLP including all ponies, playsets and accessories from 2003 to the present. Priced Nostalgia Press. ISBN 978-0978606350
  • Summer Hayes (2006) The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Resource. Purple Pajama Press. ISBN 1-4116-7590-8
  • Birge, Debra L.(2000) "The World of My Little Pony: An Unauthorized Guide to Pony Collectibles." Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-1013-5.
  • Birge, Debra L. (2003) "My Little Pony: Around the World." Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 0-7643-1749-0.

See also

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