RagingMoon1987 here, and I apologize for the lack of activity lately. It's been a couple of months since I last updated the blog, and a year and a half since I last talked about My Little Pony, but some recent minor events have prompted me to get active again. Last month I went on a massive Etsy binge, buying everything within a certain price range. Most of it is stuff for ball-jointed dolls, but I also found some things for my beat-up old Cabbage Patch Kid. I also discovered that Etsy is a haven for reasonably priced vintage My Little Pony figures, mostly in the G1 style that I loved as a child. Long story short, I bought three of them...and strangely enough, none of them are ponies that I owned as a child. Indeed, all three ponies are older than I am. So without further ado, let's meet my magical little equine friends!
PONY 1: Medley
YEAR RELEASED: 1983
DATE OF ACQUISITION: July 20th, 2016
in a pose that I never owned. It's odd that I don't remember ever owning a green pony during my childhood, but my mother and sister do. My sister was constantly getting into my things, so she'd have good reason to remember. I just don't understand why I wouldn't remember owning a pony in my favorite color.
When I added Medley to my small collection I noticed that she bears a striking resemblance to one of my combable G4 ponies, Lyra Heartstrings.
As an added little bonus, Medley and Lyra also match my Shopkins Shoppie, Peppa Mint.
PONY 2: Magic Star
YEAR RELEASED: 1985/1986
DATE OF ACQUISITION: July 22nd, 2016
same pose as Skip, which again is a pose I never owned when I was a child. Indeed, I had no idea that Hasbro made ponies in a full rearing pose. The Truly pose often required the use of a stand, but my Magic Star doesn't have hers. No worries, though. I usually brace her against Medley. The Truly pose appears to be a tricky one to get here in the states, by the way. According to My Little Wiki there were only six ponies in this pose, with half of them being foreign releases. The three available in the U.S. were all Softies.
Flocking was the main selling point for So Soft ponies, and Magic Star doesn't disappoint.
bunny coin banks that you sometimes find around Easter. Nope. Magic Star's flocking feels like extra thick peach fuzz. As soft and enticing as it is I try not to rub her too much, lest I rub off more flocking! The fuzz, combined with a silky mane and tail make for a very pleasing purchase.
PONY 3: Masquerade
YEAR RELEASED: 1985/1986
DATE OF ACQUISITION: July 25th, 2016
Mimic, another Twinkle Eyed pony, but you should see the prices some people want for a rare character like Mimic. So I chose Masquerade, who coincidentally happens to be yellow and green like Magic Star is. The similarities aren't as obvious since Magic Star's flocking diffuses her color a lot, but these two could definitely be in the same family. Cousins, maybe? I think I'll make them cousins.
posed like Masquerade or not. If I did she must not have stood out much because I don't remember her.
Eyes are crucial to Twinkle Eyed ponies, so let's take a look at Masquerade's.
So those are my new girls so far! I promised both my mother and myself that I would not create a new collection that equals the size of my burgeoning childhood herd...but I'll have to admit, that's going to be a tough promise to keep! Mimic and Skippity Doo are still on my wish list, as are Raincurl, Princess Royal Pink, Lovebeam, and Dandelion. I've also developed a fondness for So Soft Lofty, who is a buttery shade of yellow underneath her fuzz, and a couple of Beddy Bye-Eyed Babies. But for now, Masquerade, Medley, and Magic Star will do nicely. Here they all are together, Equestria Girls included, much to Equestria Twilight's delight!
I'll be tackling another trendy eighties toy in my next post, so stay tuned!
Hugs, kisses, and cookies,