Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

My Little Pony

Plastic-pony purists might be unsettled to learn that My Little Pony wasn't the first vinyl pony in the toy chest. In 1981, My Pretty Pony came charging out of the stables with preening accessories; the tiny horse made small movements when a trigger was pulled. Then, in 1982, Hasbro really hit its equestrian stride, as My Little Pony was released into the loving hands of little girls everywhere. The new equines had names like Minty and Snuzzle and came in a multitude of colors — each with an individualized emblem on its backside. Yes, they were branded, but little girls just called them cute.