I'm a girl.
I'm a girl who grew up in the 1980's, which means I watched a lot of cartoons.
Jem, She-ra, (who deserves her own blog post one day) but the BEST was My Little Ponies. I loved the cartoon but I also loved the toys.
Oh they were glorious. Moondancer was my favorite.
The 2000's pony is thinner and we wonder why girls have such awful body images, even horses need to be a size 4.
Then my husband bought all the Little Ponies he could. My hubby is a collector and needed something to hunt for... and I ended up with EVERY PONY in Maryland. Flash forward five years and I find out I'm preggers. And when we found out I was going to have a little girl, my first thought now I have to SHARE my ponies! Then I thought my daughter's teenager years were going to suck, because that's the life of a teenage girl... sucky.
So when my daughter started potty training, she got a pony every time she pooped on the potty. It was the poop for a pony program.
Then a few weeks ago she discovered the NEW My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV Show and since she had surgery so got a few new toys and I noticed some differences.
The yellow one with pink hair went to my staff development meeting with me. She was jammed in my back pocket by some three year old as I was walking out the door. Some ponies have brushable hair, some are all plastic.
Then there's princess Celestia, she's the princess because she's the tallest. (yep, stealing ideas from Invader Zim... which the world would be a better place if MORE things were stolen from Invader Zim.
But the ponies from the early 2000s and current ponies can't play with each other. Look at the scale of the differences between two ponies and their playsets.
My Little Ponies, how I love you... but it's still a fail. And I don't want to talk about how much money I've dropped on these damn things.
bonus points if you can tell me who this guy is: