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Encyclopedia > My Little Pony and Friends

My Little Pony is a line of colorful toy ponies aimed at young girls and is produced by Hasbro. The toys were first introduced in 1983, following the related "My Pretty Pony" toy which was introduced in 1982. They became enormously popular throughout that decade. The original toy line inspired several animated specials, an animated feature length movie, and two animated television series. Redesigned toys have been introduced to the market twice since then, one near the end of 1997 and again in mid-2003. Collectors refer to each line as a "generation." Green Razor Scooter This article is about things that people play with. ... A pony is a certain kind of small horse, as determined by the animals height in hands. ... Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is an American toy and game company. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

All three My Little Pony lines consist of plastic ponies with brushable manes and tails. They are generally bright-colored and can have multi-colored manes and tails. They have specific symbols on their hips that allow them to be identified. Some ponies have marks that stretch over their backs and sides or can be found on their cheeks and foreheads as well as hips. There are Unicorn Ponies, Pegasus Ponies, and Earth Ponies (which were earthbound). There are even Sea Ponies for playing in the bathtub and a special Pony Pals set based on other types of animals (such as camel, zebra, giraffe and lion). Species Camelus bactrianus Camelus dromedarius A camel is either of the two species of large even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus, the Dromedary (Single hump) and the Bactrian Camel (Double hump). ... Species Equus zebra Equus quagga Equus grevyi See Equus for other species. ... Female giraffe with calf, in Kenya. ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ...

My Little Pony was one of the most popular collectible toys of the 1980s and is enjoying a successful comeback on the current market.

Due to the brand's recent return to stores the second hand market for the adorable equines has boomed. However, many of the older Ponies are not worth a large amount, due to the fact that many were manufactured in large numbers and were bought by many people, making them common. There are exceptions to this rule, such as in the case of Mountain Boys (not to be confused with the more common Big Brothers), who were furry-footed male Ponies with weather themes who were only released in the United Kingdom. They were only available for a short time, making them highly desirable for foreign collectors and UK collectors alike.

Sadly, other toy companies have chosen to mimic My Little Pony designs (and in same cases use actual My Little Pony molds) and create what are commonly known as "fakies" in the hopes of cashing in on Hasbro's success. Most fakie Ponies are easy to tell from the real thing as they are often made from cheaper materials and are sometimes downright ugly.

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My Little Pony and Friends mistakes, goofs and bloopers (988 words)
Continuity: When Rosedust is addressing the Little Ponies at the start of the Sun Tuesday celebrations, Buttons, Fizzy and Cupcake are sitting in front of her.
Yet when it switches it to the witches' view a yellow Pony (could be a wingless Lofty, which constitutes another mistake) is sitting in front of Buttons and next to Fizzy when she wasn't before.
Continuity: As the Ponies and friends are fleeing from the Stonebacks, Fizzy is incorrectly drawn with Pegasus wings.
My Little Pony and Friends @ Toonarific Cartoons (354 words)
Hasbro’s My Little Pony toy line was as big a hit with young girls as its G.I. Joe was with little boys.
My Little Pony had already had a pair of TV specials in 1984 and ’85, and in 1986, My Little Pony: The Movie was released in theaters, with all-star cast including Cloris Leachman, Tony Randall, Madeline Kahn, Rhea Perlman, and Danny DeVito.
My Little Pony featured an extensive lineup of Ponies: athletic Gusty, wise Wind Whistler, fuzzy-brained Fizzy, shy Shady, short-tempered Lickety-Split, and many others.
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