My intention was to get a review of one of the new Lalaloopsy Girls up sometime this week. I've had it in draft form for about a month, being slowed down by computer problems and personal obligations, but it'll be ready pretty soon. But right now, it's time for a trip down a branch of Memory Lane that I thought I'd left far, far behind. I was a tomboy as a child, but I did have a special fondness for My Little Pony. I had a huge collection of them; the majority were G1 ponies in various colors and styles. Some of the ponies talked, lit up, sparkled, or were dressed in cute clothes, and some were just pretty and fun to have. None of my collection exists today; after I outgrew it I assume that it was trundled off to the childrens' home that we used to have here in Malden. If that's the case then I hope some little girls had some fun times with those ponies. Some of them (as you will soon see) were quite beautiful, perfect companions for some child.
Fast-forward eighteen years to 2014. I have been trying to resist the new G4 ponies for two reasons. One, I need another collection of stuff like I need a third leg tacked on. And two, I'm not a huge fan of the G4 ponies. They do very little to remind me of the friends I had as a child. Equestria Girls hadn't won me over either, although I was willing to admit their faces were cute. All that resistance came to an end earlier this month. Now I have these:
Equestria Twilight came along on the sixteenth. Having found Funko Twilight I thought it might be cute to find some other figurines and dolls to go with her. We're lucky enough to still have a nice Kmart close to where we are, so we went over there to browse and look for Christmas trees. Kmart's toy isle had a surprisingly good selection of Monster High dolls, a stack of untouched Lalaloopsy duds, and every Equestria character you could want...except Twilight Sparkle. The next day brought a trip to the local Dollar General, and I found my Twilight there. She's a nice doll for a Dollar Store Cheapie; her hair is nice and soft, and she's well painted. She doesn't look as nicely constructed as the more expensive Equestria girls though, so my intention is to find one of those and compare the two. Hey, since I'm starting a Twilight Sparkle collection, I might as well!
As for my old collection, I'm going to replace the ones I really loved. Three long-lost friends beckon from my memories. I can hear them hollering "Moony, come find me!" Here they are:
Streaky, Ringlet, and Stripes.
Princess Royal Purple. Pink was a gift for doing well in preschool. She was the first pony I received that had any sort of accessories other than a brush; she came with a silver tiara and a pink robe with a fuzzy collar that I loved. Notice that she has rooted eyelashes. Oh, the fun I had with my Princess Pink's eyelashes! I'd wet them down and make them look like she was crying, so she could play a damsel-in-distress role.
Starswirl and Springy, both of who also remind me of sherbet!
In addition, I'd like to find a bright green pony; green has always been my favorite color, and yet during all those years I spent hoarding MLP figures I never had even ONE green pony. I like G3 Dandelion a lot, but I don't know how hard she'd be to find since she was a MLP Fair pony (year was 2010). Here's what Dandelion looks like. She's green and pink, which happens to be one of my favorite color combinations:
There's also Mimic, another pony that I never knew.
And finally, just for laughs, I'd like to find this. She's not green, but she's still cute.
By the way...remember how I said I thought Funko Twilight might make a good companion for my Lalaloopsies? Well...I was right!
How about y'all? Do I have any MLP fans among my followers? Kindly share your memories.