To celebrate the weather, today’s pony is G1 Mountain Boy Ice Crystal. He is, perhaps, the most wanted of the Big Brothers because of his coloring and rarity. This particular shade of green is pretty unusual in G1 ponies and in general - it’s very close to G3 Minty or G4 Lyra.
Ice Crystal is fantastic. (Though technically a Mountain Boy, not a Big Brother.)
My new Sparkler pin is a new favorite added to my merchandise collection! Shown on top of a new poster. woop
Ohhh, nice! I’ve never seen either of these before.
Retailers bemoan what might have been
Source: Playthings Magazine, 1985, page 66
Comments: This is an article from an industry magazine for toy stores / toy buyers. The whole magazine is rather fascinating. Reports on current trends, past trends, advertisements for toys, but not aimed at children, but instead at the toy-buyers for stores.
As you can see, My Little Pony was one of the main toys of 1985. However, the insanely hot toy that year was Cabbage Patch Kids. I mean, it was seriously crazy.
My favorite line: “No consumer complaints about lack of robots.” Well, thank God.
My Little Pony
Making a snow pony
Truly looks so cute. I wish ponies still had bows on their tails in this era. I don’t know why none of them do anymore
It took me a while to “get” this, but the original bow-on-tail thing was a reference to the ponytail hairstyle on little girls, which is often tied back with a ribbon. So, ponytails on literal pony tails. :) They really hit you in the face with this in one of the early Hasbro toy catalogs. I’ll try to dig up the picture I’m talking about when I get home from work.
One of my favorite baby ponies, Baby Moondancer.
Also, regarding what would happen if Celestia and Majesty met, clearly they’d be RBFF (Royal Best Friends Forever).
(Art from here, here, and here.)