Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fluttershy is Best Pony

Different pony collectors go about pony collecting in different ways. Some are very picky and will wait ages for just the right "minty" pony to come along. Others will buy large lots or ponies that need a lot of TLC as they enjoy taking the ponies to the "spa". Sometimes there are before and after pictures and you wouldn't recognize the ponies. I know some collectors who will search ponies out methodically completing one set at a time.

And sometimes you have collectors that collect a specific pony. It starts out normal enough with maybe a standard release of a pony, and then a baby version, and a foreign counterpart, and then maybe a MOC (mint on card) one. Before you know it you can have an "army" of one pony.

In my case I am not intentionally building a pony army; I just happen to like Fluttershy. I'm a fan of her color combination and her character on the television show. G4 has enough merchandise that it appears that I have the beginnings of a Fluttershy army but I know there are Fluttershy items out there I don't have!


  1. It's a shame they didn't make so many different versions of the same pony with the G1's. Lollipop was always my favourite (I think she was called Sweet Tooth in the US...), but other than the regular Lollipop and the baby version, there's not much else to collect. :/ I do still have the book--the 1989 MLP annual. Still one of my fav books. :)

    I like your Fluttershy collection! I think she's my fav of the G4's, though I'm not very familiar with all of them... I love her colours.

    1. Yeah, it's funny how some ponies get tons and tons of variations and merch and others not so much. But I suppose it is inevitable when you consider just how many darn ponies there are. I thought she had at least one nirvana cousin though? http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Sweet_Tooth says she has 2 argentina variations and a spanish. They are probably all out of my price range though!

  2. I've seen a couple of the variations, but I wasn't crazy about the colours on the Argentinean ones, and the Spanish one is pretty much the same as the US/UK version. Plus I'm with you--definitely out of my price range!! Although I do allow myself the occasional MLP splurge.... like for the Mountain Boys (I only need 2 more! :D), and non-beddy-eyed babies because the beddy eyes freak me out.