Not only did it have a comics origin, Paradise Estate got its very own “poster comic”! What is a poster comic? Well, it’s a poster that sort of has a comic on the back of it, that you can read when its folded up. (Unfortunately it is rather bulky and therefore hard to scan.) The estate was then discovered AGAIN in the comics, by the flutter ponies.
A Terrible Accident
Source: My Little Pony comic #29
Comments: This is the first appearance of the flutter ponies in the comics—surprisingly low-key, at that. I guess they assumed kids would know them from the movie.
The fact that they have Utter Flutter is one of the few bits of canon that remain the same between the G1 TV show versus the comic series.
Oh, and I believe Rosedust’s name suggestion is Geranium.
I think that’s hilarious.
As good as he was at baseball, he was always confused as to why he less popular with the ladies than his brother, Third Base.
I don’t think he cares about the ladies.
Build-a-Bear My Little Pony commercial
Awww, I love the interview with the two little girls. Nice job, Eden and Susanna!
The music reminds me of The Sims.
The original pony in socks.
We know what we have to do. Also why does she have a second cutie mark on her hoof?
Most G3s had a magnet inset in the underside of one hoof, and the hoof-heart marked which hoof had the magnet. :) (Except in some very early G3s where they put the heart on the display side no matter what.)
The magnets activated features on the playsets, and were also strong enough that you could stick ponies to your fridge. :)
A lot of pony collectors initially thought that “cutie mark” referred ONLY to the hoof-heart, calling the image on the flanks “a symbol”, the traditional term for the flank markings.
(True confessions: I still think “symbol” sounds much better and more dignified.)
“Ponyville” Bunches o’ Fun and Rainbow Dash (G3)
Comments: In addition to brushable ponies, G3 also had a line of mini ponies with molded hair, commonly called “Ponyvilles”. These little guys came with lots of fun accessories and playsets.
One of the interesting thing about Ponyvilles is that their proportions are very similar to G4s … large head, huge eyes, small muzzle, fairly small body. If you collect G4 playsets at all, the odds are you have some Ponyville accessories in your collection, because Hasbro has been reusing the molds for a lot for G4 stuff.
Shiromia on the Trading Post found this over on Taobao.
It’s a Fashion Style Pinkie Pie with pink/black/white balloons and black and white in her hair.
She’s very similar to a playful pony brushable found on Taobao last month.
Whether the two ponies are connected or when they will be released is unknown.
Mysterious Taobao prototype Pinkie Pies!
My guess is that these will be MLP Fair / SDCC exclusives in some way. It’s just a guess, I have no proof, but …
Equestria Daily reports that Build-A-Bear’s image archives now have product images for alicorn Twilight and Spike.
Twilight looks to be about the same size as Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie and can be expected to be a similar price. She has shiny wings and horn, much like the fabric used…
Her mane is SO shiny!