Welcome to my MLP Collection
In April 2015, I visited my mother and she asked my husband to fix something in her attic room. While he was up there, he called down to me, “Wife! Your ponies are ganging up on me.”
Mum had arranged them in a formation, as if Strawberry Fair was leading them to freedom.
I then sat down on the floor and explained the nature of the relationships between them. I swear husband’s eyes glazed over, but he later said that I was “the cutest thing ever”.
If you want to know, Strawberry Fair is best friends with Bouquet, and they adopted Snowflake (who has no cutie mark and no official name because she was a gift from the MLP Fanclub in the 80s), and I was pretty convinced that Daddy Apple Delight was in love with Strawberry Fair because Mommy Apple Delight appears a bit clingy. The only other male is Wigwam, but he never wanted to date anyone. Craig asked if he was gay, I thought he might be, but on reflection, I think he’s probably asexual, because he never craved any kind of romantic attachment.
Then we both decided that since Strawberry Fair and Bouquet were so close, and adopted a baby together, they might actually be a couple. They were certainly the leads in all of my stories back in the day.
Anyway I said I wanted to take some home with me. Then I said all of them (because the others can never know that they’re not my favourites). Then Craig asked where they’d live. So then I said none of them. Then I looked at them again. Then I said all of them.
With that decided, I got googling. At first my google searches were a bit general (how to wash doll hair), and then I got more specific, which led me to The My Little Pony Preservation Project. Also, I used StrawberryReef.com to identify the ponies I couldn’t remember the names of.
Since then my collection has grown from my original 20 ponies rather significantly, and since I’m a geek as well as a collector, I decided to build a site to keep track of them. I currently have 953 ponies.
Note: I’ve pulled the data from My Little Wiki, however, I probably made some errors when converting their data into a spreadsheet. I’ve got a pony down as the wrong type/year/whatever. My bad, not theirs.
Also, note that some of the pictures are placeholders – anything with a pink background is a temporary image. Anything with a black background with the pony surrounded by gems are old pictures that need updating.
New Look (29 Dec 2018)After years of having the same look, which was very clunkily implemented, I’ve given the site a very MLP-style makeover. And as soon as I can face it, we will migrate over to actual MLPCollection.com url.
Mint on Card (4 Oct 2017)I’ve never had any great desire for mint on card ponies. In fact, after seeing Toy Story 2, I’ve always felt sorry for toys that have never been played with.
However, today I thought I might as well add “my little pony moc strawberry fair” and “my little pony moc sugarberry” to my eBay alerts, so I could start getting an idea of the pennies I would need to save to buy her.
As it turned out, there was a MOC Strawberry Fair listed as a Buy It Now, for a very reasonable price. I hesitated for a moment or two, but my husband hopped up and down, screaming, “BUY IT! BUY IT RIGHT NOW!”
Well, that might be an exaggeration, but it he was certainly supportive.
And I will shortly have my hands on my very own MOC Strawberry Fair, something I haven’t experienced since about 1987.
Christmas Haul (26 Dec 2016)Apparently I was a very good girl this year because three people bought me ponies for Christmas: husband; mother in law; and niece.
My mother in law, who freely admits that she sniped a bundle. The job lot was up for sale on fleabay on facebook, and someone had already said they would buy the lot. My mother in law added that she could be there with the cash in ten minutes. So she sniped.
My niece has outgrown her ponies, and is astounded I haven’t done the same.
My husband just knows that nothing makes me smile like surprise ponies.
In the haul were:
- Baby Toddles/Sniffles (twin of Tuggles/Sticky)
- Cherry Blossom (II) (2)
- Cherry Pie
- Crowning Glory
- Diamond Rose
- Half Note, Baby (3)
- Lovey Dovey
- Minty (I) (2)
- Pinkie Pie (3)
- Pinkie Pie (VIII)
- Princess Cadence (2)
- Rainbow Dash (III)
- Rainbow Dash (Large)
- Rarity (2)
- Shining Armor
- Starsong (Cascading Cutie Mark)
- Twilight Sparkle (2)
Gen 4: Head Cannon - Celestia (23 Oct 2016)Celestia is a galloping alcoholic. During It’s About Time, Celestia breezes past Twilight, with a cheery, “Happy Tuesday”. She is doing the walk of shame. (And is still lightly buzzed.) She laughs inappropriately at Discord’s joke about Twilight’s flying during Make New Friends but Keep Discord. Chrysalis kicks her ass in record time in A Canterlot Wedding Part 2, this is because she’s been quaffing champagne all morning.
Shining Armor is a gormless frat boy. He calls Twilight “Twiley” in a really dazed, surfer tone. I always hear the line in This Day Aria as “the wedding he won’t make, he’ll end up marrying the cake…”
eBay Woes (25 Sep 2016)
Hi thar G4 sellers. Just FYI, we know where you are. You’re in “1990-Now”. You can stop flooding our “Pre-1990” category with your zillions of sales. If we want you, we know where to find you.
Hi thar fakie sellers. Fuck off. Stop listing your shit as “Vintage Rare My Little Pony 70s/80s”. First off, there were no MLPs in the seventies. Second of all, you just bought those ugly ass fakies from Mozzers twenty minutes ago and you know they’re worthless. Or you’re really impressively stupid. Either way, GTFO of our category.
Hi thar wierdo who has listed a baby buggy with postage of £400. Do you really think anyone’s going to fall for that? Or not immediately demand a refund when they notice you’re scamming them?
Hi thar people who make no effort. Do you really think anyone wants to pay £24.99 (plus £4.50 p&p) for a battered old Posey, with flyaway hair, with only one an grainy photo (tinted alarmingly orange) to appraise her? Either list her for 99p or make an effort with your selling – clean the pony, take a nice photo. “Because bronies” is not a good enough reason to charge over the odds for something any sensible collector has at least three copies of.
Majesty is a selfish cow (14 Sep 2016)
I have so many feelings about Majesty and they can basically be summed up by “Majesty sucks!”
First of all, why does she get to live in a castle while everyone else doesn’t. Ok, so we know Lemon Drop lives in the Show Stable, Peachy has the Grooming Parlour and the babies live in the Nursery, etc, but where do the rest live? Where does Butterscotch live? Where does Glory live?
I’ll tell you where they don’t live. Dream Castle.
Majesty gets to live in a castle by herself. Oh, wait, no, she shares it with a baby dragon. How incredibly generous of her.
Oh, and you know when Ponyland got smoozed? Where the ever-living fuck was Majesty?
Not helping in the slightest. Oh no, she’s just off somewhere safe and sound while the worker bees try to save their world.
This is actually my problem in real life.
God save our gracious queen? Nope, she’s in one of her zillions of castles, surrounded by a fucking army in silly hats. Let’s save the homeless instead.
Fuck you, Majesty. Fuck you. You are all that is wrong with the world.
My Ponies Think I’m a Monster (II) (14 Sep 2016)Not only do I torment my ponies by washing them. I must appear to have a strong aversion to a lack of beauty. Those with flaws are “punished” more than the other ponies.
If you are scarred (have marks on you), you are punished by having your head ripped off and being placed in solitary confinement in a plastic tub filled with H2O2 until your scars are gone.
If your hair has lost its colour through age, your head is popped off and you are dipped in boiling coloured water until you are pretty again.
If you are generally dirty, your head is popped off and you are boiled in Oxy.
And then your parts are placed on pikes and left on a windowsill to dry.
As a warning to any other ugly ponies out there.
(Oh god, they must hate me.)
My thoughts on the generations (8 Sep 2016)
Naturally, I believe Gen 1 is the very best. These were the toys of my childhood and nothing in the world is better.
I actually, after spending a year or so collecting, find the Gen 3 ponies are prettier. I feel dirty just admitting that, but they really are the prettiest pony build for me. The hair is long and vibrant, the pose is pretty, the body colours are amazing. Just awesome.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love Gen 1 the most, but on a purely aesthetic level, G3 is prettier.
Gen 2 may as well not exist. I literally don’t care. I pity the kids who had to grow up with those as toys. I can’t see how it would be fun to play with them.
Gen 4 – love the show, love the Equestria Girls movies, love the collectable card game… quite like the toys. I just don’t get the reasoning at Hasbro. The show is a massive thing, Bronies are a thing, people are invested in the stories. So why just endlessly re-release the Mane 6 over and over and over? I remember going into Woolworths as a kid, and spending hours picking out which pony I wanted. There would be shelves upon shelves of different ponies (and I lived in a tiny town with a crap toyshop), and I would have to make an assessment on which one I wanted most. This generation’s only query is “Oh, do I want to buy the seven hundredth release of Applejack or the eight billionth of Twilight Sparkle?” I want every pony in Equestria on my shelf, and it really annoys me that I have to import them from Asia. WTF, Hasbro?
PonyCon Prep with Husband (6 Sep 2016)Me: Just a reminder, when we get to PonyCon, we’re looking for sparkle ponies–
Him: Spaffy ghosts.
Me: –and So Softs.
Him: Snow globes.
Him: And Strawberry Fair, obviously.
(Yes, I’m prepping him a month in advance. As you can tell, he doesn’t need it.)
My Ponies Think I’m a Monster (6 Sep 2016)Whenever I get a new pony, providing I’m not too far behind on my spa days (and I currently am, I have 64 ponies to spa), I usually take that pony into the kitchen and give them a nice bath and hair style.
On the window sill behind the sink, there is always a mug filled with pony parts on skewers, allowing them to air dry properly after an oxy bath.
Basically, a new pony arrives at my house, it’s taken to a large metal tank where it is doused with hot water, smothered in bubbles, doused in icy cold water, and then set to dry next to dismembered pony parts on pikes.