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《小马宝莉》，是美国孩之寶公司所创系列产品。它一开始是由 是Bonnie Zacherle、Charles Muenchinger和Steve D’Aguanno在1983年创造出来的塑料玩具形象，（当时的名称为 My Pretty Pony，直译我的可爱小马），它们有着彩色的身体和翅膀，还留着漂亮的鬃毛，以及身体二侧的标志，身体二侧的标志被后代成为"可爱标志"。孩之宝-为了使其更现代化，至少进行了四次外观更新.
- 1 历史
- 2 世代
- 2.1 第一代
- 2.2 第二代
- 2.3 第三代
- 2.4 第四代
- 3 相关作品
- 3.1 第一代
- 3.2 第二代
- 3.3 第三代
- 3.4 第四代
- 4 仿造品
- 5 成人粉丝
- 6 在流行文化
- 7 参考资料
- 8 延伸阅读
- 9 外部链接
"小马宝莉" 由美国插画家和设计师Bonnie Zacherle在1982年设计原稿 . 与雕塑家查尔斯Muenchinger和经理史蒂夫D' Aguanno合作完成。当1983年专利授予时，Zacherle已在孩之宝工作。
孩之宝制作了与“小马宝莉 ”专属相关的各世代玩具与游戏，被收藏家称呼为第1代至第3代。首次于1992年公开播送的《My Little Pony Tales》，是在本电视系列剧之前。随着各种影音产品首映的释出，其设计随后改成了第3代版本。
生产的玩具有许多不同设定。1983年，第一个被生产的玩具是小马是彩虹小马。随后推出的系列包括：超软小马(材质为植绒)，闪烁小马（在地方的眼睛有水钻），花式小马（图案覆盖了大部分身体）急速N成长小马（有更比普通的鬃毛和尾巴储存在体内），小马的朋友-（其他动物用类似小马的样式设计，如狮子，长颈鹿，袋鼠和斑马等等），婴儿小马(有些是迷你的以前发布过的小马，以及一些婴儿马驹。） 动画电视连续剧 My Little Pony，从1986年开始播出，1987年完结。在第一代玩具美国销售到1992年，在国际市场上销售到1995年。在美国销售的最后一年，被称呼为“庆祝年”。
在英国与美国，所有第一玩具的包装附带马蹄点图案，这可以用来邮购抽奖，以获得稀有的小马。虽然不同国家可以邮购的玩具不同.邮购玩具普遍有陛下只能与夢幻城堡芭比一同购买的小马,或者其他特殊的小马如第一匹幸運的種馬。另外，专门用来邮购的小马是花生小马, 一年中每个月精选的一片小马。 全部拥有白色的身体，粉色的鬃毛 ; 它们的名字是 康乃馨，紫羅蘭，水仙，菊花，鈴蘭，玫瑰，睡蓮，虞美人，牽牛花，波斯菊， 菊花和霍莉. 特殊婴儿小马, 比如珠光嬰兒小馬和双次花式嬰兒，也可通過郵購。一些郵購的小馬，如甜勺子，金發姑娘和萵苣是罕見的，收到收藏家的追捧。
在美國生产的迷你小馬被西歐市场比较常见，許多在美國的郵購帶來的迷你小馬被套袋，梳理，並遠銷海外.一些小馬和玩具套裝分別給予不同的國外名; 比如说, 大哥马驹被稱為探險男孩小馬在英國.由於第二代在西歐是比較流行的，孩之寶在西欧繼續生產第二代小马玩具到1998年.
迷你小马是成套出售的.每匹小马都有一些不同的特點，如刷塗頭髮, 珍珠 或者在黑暗中发光 的身体. 每只小马的蹄子都是雕刻的, 这使得普通小马可以充当迷你小马玩具套装中的关键，大多數這些迷你馬沒有正式的名稱，和許多有同樣的可爱标志. 他們從1989生产到1991年；只有天马和陆马. 还有一些由硬塑料製成的大一些的马被叫做夢美人。这些马的比例和肌肉看起來像真馬. 梦美人有各種風格和款式,包括塑料珠子覆盖鬃毛的基礎上，有紋飾木馬，閃光或珠光飾面的風格，並闡述它们的“可愛標記” ， 一些马全身都覆盖珠子. 它们都是陆马,除了有大的，五彩的翅膀高飞美女.这些玩具在1989~1990售卖.
90年代初.貓，狗和兔子的玩具也印上了在孩之寶MLP標誌在市场出售. 每套由一個母親，兩個孩子和一個塑料梳子。母亲是棉花制成的,孩子由塑料制成. 小鷹母親有絮狀尾巴,小狗母親有任何柔滑或毛茸茸的耳朵，兔子母親有棉尾巴和. 还有特色田园家庭玩具，附带狗和小猫图案.
除了小馬本身，周边商品包括兒童床上用品和裝飾房間，毛絨玩具，拼圖，服裝，書籍和玩具套裝.也有不尋常的物品比如香丸 和玩具縫紉機， 因为兩部動畫電視連續劇和長篇戲劇電影在此期間播出，托尼·馬基演唱的主题曲也被售卖。
- 為了慶祝我的小馬駒的25週年， 孩之寶再現了原1983年的小马收藏。 展出的小马包括麗藍，奶油，棉花糖， Snuzzle ，開花和明蒂。孩之寶還再現了一代彩虹小馬，月光石，遮陽傘，天舞 星光，陽光和大風。
這條線被稱為 "第二代" (G2) or "友谊花园小马." ”这代小马被重新設計了姿勢，并拥有寶石的眼睛而且頭部可以轉動,而且比原来的版本的腿要长. 结果第二代没有成功，在美国，1999年就停止了生产，但它繼續海外发售數年。第二代小马大多数是陆马, 但在海外版中也有少數独角兽， 尽管第二代没有任何天马, 一些马身上夹带有滑翔翼. 21世纪时, 一些身上夹有滑翔翼的独角兽(成为魔法独角兽) 被制造，有二匹婴儿小马被制造, 但是在美国并没有发售。
在歐洲，这些小馬设定住在小马岛上的友谊花园山, 並在2003年才被G3線替代， 同时还售卖一些玩具套裝，包括豪宅和一座城堡。一些在歐洲發布的周边包括人沙發，雜誌，服裝，香水，包裝紙和涂色書及遊戲PC.
The third incarnation of My Little Pony began in 2003 and is generally referred to as Generation Three (G3) by collectors. The revamped line of dolls was targeted to a younger audience than the previous lines.
Generation Three is set in the fictional town of Ponyville, which is centered around Celebration Castle. Only Earth Ponies were released from 2003 to 2005, but in 2005 and 2006 Pegasus Ponies and Unicorn Ponies were introduced.
Until late 2005, packaging came with Pony Points that were later used for exclusive mail orders. Unlike the G1 line, the Pony Points had to be mailed in to order; a customer could not pay a flat fee and add points to it to lower the price. Some of the ponies available with the Pony Points program were Dazzle Surprise, Sunshimmer and Love Wishes. Other merchandise included posters or a play mat to put buildings on. The points program ended on 31 January 2006.
While the line was simultaneously released in the U.S. and Europe, there are a few ponies unavailable in the U.S., such as Winter Snow and some small, fairy-like ponies called Breezies who first appeared in the animated feature The Princess Promenade. One of the most uncommon ponies in the G3 line was released by mistake in 2004. A Pinkie Pie with the words "2003 Licensing Show" embedded into her symbol was used to promote the My Little Pony toy line at the 2003 Spring Licensing Show, and were intended to be released only at that show in a limited edition of 300. Due to a packaging error, a few were packaged as regular ponies and sold in stores. Other limited-edition ponies have been the Pony Project promotional ponies and Rosey Posey, who was given to attendees at a charity dinner held by Hasbro.
Recognizing the older fans of its line, Hasbro has released special collector ponies noticeably different from the regular G3. While some had a general release as "Art Ponies", many are available through special events, such as the annual My Little Pony Collector's Convention and the San Diego Comic Con. These ponies are elaborately designed, such as the underwater-themed art pony which has fish and sea creatures printed all over its body, and come in matching display boxes. The 2011 SDCC pony is black and pink and has a kawaii skull instead of a "cutie mark". There is also a white pony available to customizers. Despite the G3 redesign as Core 7 and the advent of the G4 line, Hasbro has continued the collector-themed G3 ponies in their original poses.
The Ponyville figurines are fully molded plastic and smaller than the main G3 line. Although they have their own playsets and accessories, many of the characters are the same as their larger counterparts.
A large amount of My Little Pony merchandise has been released for the third generation. The characters can be found on bedding and home decor, clothing, dishware, stationery and school supplies. Plush ponies have been given away as theme-park prizes and used in crane machines. There is a 3英尺（0.91米） plush-pony line which was first available for sale in Australia; the characters include Rainbow Dash, Minty, Sweetberry, and the special Kimono, which was used as a prize by Red Rooster restaurants and Target. McDonald's has also featured ponies in its Happy Meal promotions, as have other fast food chains. Eight characters were used in the first U.S. McDonald's promotion, while other countries' chain restaurants had four.
Like other cartoon characters of the 1980s, My Little Pony merchandise aimed at young women has also appeared, including T-shirts depicting G1 ponies in a "retro" style, featuring slogans such as "Livin' in the 80s" or "I Love Rainbows". Hasbro sold the digital gaming rights based to their properties, including My Little Pony, Magic: The Gathering, Tonka, Playskool, and Transformers, to Infogrames for US$100 million in 2000, buying back the rights for US$65 million in June 2005.
In 2009 Hasbro redesigned the My Little Pony characters, and limited the ponies to seven main characters: Cheerilee, Toola-Roola, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle and Starsong.
The fourth and current incarnation of My Little Pony began in 2010 and is generally referred to Generation Four (G4) by collectors. It features nine characters tied into the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which airs on Discovery Family: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity, Spike the Dragon, Princess Celestia, and Princess Luna. Set in Equestria, the show centers around the unicorn pony Twilight Sparkle as she learns lessons about friendship. Most of the characters on the show were designed by animator Lauren Faust, who also developed the show for television.
The first line of Generation Four toys were the Playful Ponies. These feature a pony with brushable hair, a saddle or wagon, an animal companion and a comb. The first six ponies released were Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and Rarity. There are also promotional packs: two-packs, released in Europe. Event Singles were also released in a particular month, including a Valentine's Day Pinkie Pie, released in February 2011, and an Easter Fluttershy, released in April 2011.
Hasbro later announced that the second wave of toys would be released in March 2011. Due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, however, the release was postponed and the toys were released the following month. The second wave omits Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy and includes two new ponies: Cheerilee and Lily Blossom. The third wave was released in May 2011, introducing four new ponies: Cupcake, Lulu Luck, Dewdrop Dazzle and Blossomforth. Wave four was released in July 2011, introducing six new ponies: Feathermay, Flitterheart, Snowcatcher, Twinkleshine, Honeybuzz and Plumsweet.
The fifth wave was released in early 2012, with two new debuting characters: Cherry Pie and Diamond Rose. Later on in May 2012, Lyra Heartstrings, Trixie Lulamoon, Cherry Berry and Sunny Rays, characters who were originally from the animated series, also debuted as playful ponies.
In the 2012 New York Toy Fair, Hasbro announced to release several exclusive My Little Pony toys for collectors. The characters represented were actually requested by fans of the animated series and were released in September 2012. The characters in this line include an animation accurate Princess Celestia, Nightmare Moon, DJ-P0n-3, Lemony Gem, Flower Wishes/Daisy and Zecora.
Story Packs were the playsets of Generation Four. As in previous generations these playsets include at least one pony, one large playset piece and numerous accessories, and were released like the Playful Ponies. Story-pack exclusives include Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, Sweetie Swirl, Star Swirl (Europe only), Princess Cadance and Shining Armor.
The Ride-Along Ponies are special versions of the Playful Ponies, each with a scooter and an animal companion. Three sets were released in July 2011 with Wave Four of the Playful Ponies.
這產品是由 G3 開始研發的布偶，直到 G4 初期仍有其身影。它們的柔軟質感比軟普通的小馬玩具更像嬰兒，每一個布偶都有一個奶樽。它們分別是 Sunny Daze, 甜貝兒, 雲寶, 碧琪, Apple Sprout, Princess Skyla 以及穗龍。當中以 Princess Skyla 最令青年粉絲感到驚訝，因為她的身份是定為閃耀盔甲和音韻公主的女兒。
The Shine Bright Ponies have a light-up section when their saddle is pressed. They are slightly bigger than the Playful Ponies, and their legs are poseable. The ponies Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash were released at first, and Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle and Princess Luna were later released as Target Exclusives.
Fashion Style Ponies are larger versions of the Playful Ponies, each with a unique dress and accessories. Two were released each wave.
Inspired by the episode from the animated series title "Sonic Rainboom", the Glimmer Wing Ponies have butterfly-like wings on their backs which can be moved. The ponies are: Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Ploomette. In 2012, Daisy Dreams and Fluttershy were released. Later sets included Glimmer Wings Sweet Song and Fluttershy and Glimmer Wings Diamond Rose and Pinkie Pie.
The Ponyville singles are small, molded plastic toys. The main method of distribution is in individual, opaque bags so that the toy inside cannot be seen. In the United States these toys have also been released in collector sets.
In July 2011, Hasbro agreed with Target to release an exclusive line centering around Canterlot, the capital city of Equestria, where Princess Celestia and Princess Luna live. The promotion included a theme area in stores with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stands and signage.
In 2012, Hasbro revealed several new toys in the 2012 New York Toy Fair, which coincided with the 2-part episodic arc in the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The toys and theme are based on the royal wedding between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor. Alongside the release of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor, several new characters were confirmed to be released as Playful Ponies as well as characters that were requested by the fans to be released in toy form. The promotion included a same themed area in stores with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stands and signage.
Along with other Hasbro products, My Little Pony was adapted into various media.
- My Little Pony (later retitled Rescue at Midnight Castle), the first 22-minute syndicated prime-time special premiered in 1984
- My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina, the second 22-minute syndicated special premiered in 1985, in which Tammy Grimes voiced the title character.
- My Little Pony: The Movie, the first and only theatrical feature film released in 1986. Directed by Michael Joens, it featured the voices of Rhea Perlman, Madeline Kahn, Tony Randall and Danny DeVito. It had mediocre box-office earnings, grossing almost $6 million in the United Statesand received mostly negative reviews from critics.
- My Little Pony 'n Friends, a half-hour syndicated television series that featured various characters from Hasbro's properties by having My Little Pony in its first segment and either Glo Friends, Potato Head Kids or MoonDreamers in the second segment. The My Little Pony segment promoted many of the toys available in 1986–1987, featuring a regular cast of Earth, Pegasus and Unicorn ponies with guest appearances by new lines, such as the Flutter and Princess Ponies. It also used the theme song featured in TV advertisements for the brand, as did other series based on Hasbro properties. Consist of 65 episodes, it had the version of the first two specials, each edited into two episodes respectively.
The TV specials, the film, and the TV series were all set in the same milieu: Dream Valley, a land inhabited by witches, goblins and other magical creatures with whom the ponies, their human friend Megan, and their dragon friend Spike interacted.
In 2004, the first season of the original My Little Pony television series was released on DVD. The four-DVD collection features the two prime-time television specials and 50 episodes from the original series. Some songs from the original airing of the two specials have been cut, leaving the specials as they appeared when syndicated as part of the cartoon series. The ten-episode miniseries The End of Flutter Valley was released on DVD in 2005. 2006 brought the release of episodes from the second season, with two DVD releases: Flight to Cloud Castle and Other Stories and Quest of the Princess Ponies and Other Stories, as well as a DVD entitled Two Great Pony Tales with The Magic Coins and The Glass Princess available in eight episodes.
My Little Pony Tales, premiered on July 3, 1992 on Disney Channel, was set in a different environment. This series anthropomorphised the ponies further than the original series; the ponies lived in a town, went to school, ran businesses, went on vacation and exchanged currency for goods.
My Little Pony: Friendship Gardens is an Educational Life Simulation game developed by Artech Digital Entertainment and published by Hasbro Interactive. It is the first My Little Pony to be released on the PC and the only game to coincide with Generation 2. It was released in 1998.[來源請求]
Between 2003 and 2009, the ponies appeared in a series of direct-to-video shorts and feature-length films. Most of them were produced by SD Entertainment. These are set in yet another milieu, and feature the G3 ponies:[來源請求]
- A Charming Birthday (2003) - A direct to video release, it was not sold on its own but packaged with some of the early G3s.
- Dancing in the Clouds (2004) - This was a VHS included with the first Pegasus pony of the G3 line, Star Catcher.
- Friends Are Never Far Away (2005) - A DVD that packaged with a new Pegasus Pony, Hidden Treasure.
- My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (October 25, 2005) - The first video sold by itself, available in both VHS and DVD. It included Dancing in the Clouds as a bonus episode. Re-released in October 2008 with a bonus Ponyville Minty figurine.
- My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade (February 7, 2006) - Featured the debut of the redesigned Spike the Dragon, originally featured in G1. This makes Spike the only character to appear in both the G1 and G3 cartoons. It also included Breezies, small, fairy-like ponies. It was available on VHS and DVD, and included A Charming Birthday as a bonus episode.
- My Little Pony Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow (September 12, 2006) - Featured the new G3 unicorn, Rarity. Only released on DVD (promotional copies are available on VHS), it included "Friends Are Never Far Away" as a bonus episode.
- My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place (February 6, 2007) - Three New Pony Tales including "Come Back, Lily Lightly", "Two For the Sky" and "Positively Pink". Each story features Lily Lightly, Storybelle and Puzzlemint.
- My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Special Day (2008) - Packaged in a set of the same name, with Pinkie Pie in an outfit resembling the one worn in the episode.
- My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies (2008) - A DVD containing several mini-episodes featuring the core seven ponies which were first available online. Packaged with the first wave of the core-seven pony toys.
- My Little Pony: Starsong and the Magic Dance Shoes (2008) - Packaged in a set of the same name, with Starsong in an outfit resembling the one worn in the episode.
- My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash's Special Day (2009) - Packaged in a set of the same name, with Rainbow Dash in an outfit resembling the one worn in the episode.
- My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure (October 13, 2009) - Released by Shout! Factory and Hasbro, this DVD includes a feature-length movie, sing-a-longs and other bonus material.
Once Upon a My Little Pony Time is a series of two 10-minute animated shorts produced in Adobe Flash by Kunoichi. It features the Core 7 characters as Newborn Cuties. It included two episodes, Over Two Rainbows and So Many Different Ways to Play. However, Starsong and Toola-Roola were not seen in either videos.[來源請求]
小马宝莉 直播: 世界上最大的派对 (2006)[编辑]
My Little Pony Live: The World's Biggest Tea Party is a 90-minute musical produced by Hasbro and VEE Corporation,first announced in June 19, 2006 and stars Pinkie Pie, Minty, Sweetberry, Sew-and-so, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Spike, Thistle Whistle, Zipzee, Tra La La, Tiddlywink, and Wysteria. The show opened later in October 2006, and was released on DVD on September 16, 2008.
小马宝莉 水晶公主：失控的彩虹 (2006)[编辑]
|My Little Pony Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow|
|平台||Game Boy Advance|
This is an adventure/puzzle video game developed by Webfoot Technologies and published by THQ under license from Hasbro. It was released for Game Boy Advance on September 13, 2006 in North America. The game recreates events from the movie, featuring mini-games and puzzles.[來源請求]
小马宝莉 : 萍琪的派对 (2008)[编辑]
|My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party|
This is also an adventure/puzzle video game developed by Webfoot Technologies and published by THQ under license from Hasbro. The game was released for Nintendo DS on September 22, 2008. Similar to "Crystal Princess: The Runaway Rainbow", the game also features puzzles and mini-games utilizing the Nintendo DS's capabilities.[來源請求]
小马宝莉 :友谊是魔法 (2010-present)[编辑]
动画师兼作家劳伦·浮士德（Lauren Faust）。当她受雇于孩之宝工作室的丽莎·丽奇（Lisa Licht）时，丽奇展示了他们最近的《小马宝莉》其中一个动画作品，《My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade》给浮士德看，“完全非常忙碌”。丽奇认为浮士德的风格非常适合用于这个系列，并且要求她思索“一些可用于该系列新版本的想法”。 浮士德寻求突破小马宝莉系列早已存在的“女孩”本质，并依循着孩之宝对于“教育与资讯”内涵与玩具系列市场的建议，创造出更深刻的角色与大胆的设定。浮士德在第1季完成后隐退，但以顾问制作的角色继续留在团队内。杰森·西森（Jayson Thiessen），本电视系列剧的监制导演，成为了第2季之后的执行制作。 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media/Vancouver (formerly Studio B). It was premiered on October 10, 2010 on The Hub, an American television channel partly owned by Hasbro. This incarnation was created by Lauren Faust, who was a fan of the property in her youth but eventually grew dissatisfied with its poor writing that she felt pandered to sexist stereotypes.Thus Faust endeavored to design her own version of the property to address those concerns and created a series acclaimed for its sophisticated writing and nuanced characters. As a result of these qualities, Friendship Is Magic has not only proven a major success in its intended demographics,but also unexpectedly gained significant followings in peripheral ones, such as teen and adult males. The show has also attracted media coverage for its fanbase, which has spawned numerous adult-themed parodies, mashups, and images, mostly outside its main target audience, especially seen on YouTube and DeviantArt.
My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day is a puzzle/storybook game developed by Ruckus Media, published by Hasbro, and released for iOS devices on Apple's App Store. It is based on Friendship is Magic.
小马宝莉 手机游戏 (2012)[编辑]
小马宝莉: 友谊是魔法 漫画 (2012)[编辑]
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a comic series based on the animated television show of the same name. The first issue was published in November 2012 by IDW Publishing, under license from Hasbro who own the My Little Pony franchise, and has proven a highly successful venture with a larger circulation than most competing titles. The series is written by Katie Cook and illustrated by Andy Price.
小马国女孩 系列电影 (2013)[编辑]
小马宝莉: 小马国女孩 (2013)[编辑]
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is an animated theatrical film produced by Hasbro Studios. It had a limited premiere on June 16, 2013 at over 200 movie theaters across the United States. The film's plot has one of the main pony characters pursuing a thief through an interdimensional portal and finds herself as a humanized version of herself in a contemporary Western human society populated by humanoid analogs of her friends and acquaintances. A region 1 DVD was released on August 6, 2013; it was then followed by the Hub Network television premiere on September 1, 2013.
小马国女孩: 彩虹摇滚 (2014)[编辑]
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks is an animated theatrical film sequel produced by Hasbro Studios. It premiered on September 27, 2014 in various movie theaters across the United States and Canada. The film's plot has all six of its main characters in a band, called the Rainbooms, competing in a Battle of the Bands against rival bands. It made its television debut on Discovery Family on October 17, 2014 as well as a Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray release on October 28, 2014.
2014年10月20日, 孩之宝与Allspark Pictures宣布将于2017年推出一部小马宝莉电影。Joe Ballarini将会成为这部电影的编剧，Meghan McCarthy是他的联合制片人。
In the United States during the 1990s, other toy companies desired to benefit from the success of the My Little Pony line; imitations were produced and sold after the discontinuation of the G1 toys in 1992 and before the G2 incarnation was produced and sold in 1997. Of many imitations, the four listed below were popular with young girls in the early to mid-1990s and were available at toy stores. These toys had similarities to both the My Little Pony and Dream Beauty lines. In the My Little Pony collecting community, these are known as "fakies" or "bootlegs"; however, some are sought after by collectors:
These were colorful, plastic horses with rooted eyelashes and a bejeweled saddle that would open up to reveal a surprise such as earrings, a bracelet or a ring. They also came with a necklace similar to a magic 8-ball that was said to make a girl's wishes come true. They were made by Tyco.
These were colorful plastic horses that were produced by Empire/Marchon. The designer of this line also designed Fashion Star Fillies by Kenner in 1987. They came as pegasi, unicorns, horses and mini-fillies. One, called Princess Growing Hair, had hair that could grow, and a filly was sold with a carriage.
These were made of plastic and came in different colors. They had symbols on their flanks, like My Little Ponies and Dream Beauties. Some had hooves that would light up, a necklace that lit up, plastic flowers in their manes that would light up, and some played music.
Like My Little Pony, these were made by Hasbro. They were made of rubber and came in different colors; some had glittery bodies. Some had hair that could be combed, while others had yarn for hair. There were unicorns, pegasi and regular ponies.
When Hasbro discontinued the G1 My Little Pony line in 1992, some pony molds fell into the hands of other toy companies, who made their own "pony" toys. The second generation was not popular in the United States, and there are few imitations; however, G3 imitations exist. There are websites to help people identify genuine My Little Pony toys manufactured by Hasbro, and recognize imitations. Many, but not all, imitations are sold at dollar stores.
A feature of the pony-collecting scene is the making and selling of custom ponies. This is an art form in which common or poor-condition ponies, called "bait", are redesigned according to the vision of the artist. Customizers may paint new symbols on the pony, change its body color, paint its eyes, re-thread its manes and tails with a different color of nylon hair, or dye faded hair.Some custom ponies are elaborate, using sculpted parts, specially made wings, unicorn horns, rhinestones and/or detailed painting. Some websites dedicated to My Little Ponies offer advice on customizing. Although this is typically not a profitable enterprise, artists are occasionally commissioned by collectors and non-collectors to make a unique pony, with some custom ponies having been sold for over $170[來源請求].
Several books have been published for My Little Pony collectors:
- The World of My Little Pony: An Unauthorized Guide for Collectors by Debra L. Birge
- My Little Pony around the World by Debra L. Birge
- My Little Pony Nirvana Guide by Debra L. Birge
- The My Little Pony G2 Collector's Inventory: An unofficial full color illustrated guide to the second generation of MLP including all ponies, playsets, and accessories released from 1997 to 2003 by Summer Hayes
- The My Little Pony 2007–2008 Collector's Inventory by Summer Hayes
The popularity of the fourth generation has inspired several unofficial adaptations. These include fan-made video games like My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic, a fighting game under development by a team of nine voluntary creators known as Mane6.Mane6 had to stop working on the game, due to a cease and desist from Hasbro. However, Lauren Faust, the creator of Friendship is Magic, offered to design new, original characters for the Mane6 dev team.
Wizards of the Coast, Something Positive, Slashdot, Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi, and Sister Claire have all referenced My Little Pony in gags and April Fool's jokes.A Nick at Nite ad for Mister Ed says he's no "My Little Pony". In the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl book series, The Atlantis Complex the antagonist (Turnball Root) refers to the centaur Foaly as "My Little Pony". In Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, it is referenced as "My Little Binky", which Death bought as a present for his granddaughter Susan (Binky, in this case, was Death's horse). A June 2011 article in Wired.com focused on “bronies” (“bro ponies”): adult men or boys who are fans of the 2010 television series.
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- ^ Watercutter, Angela. My Little Pony Corrals Unlikely Fanboys Known as 'Bronies'. Wired. June 9, 2011 [2012-05-07].
- Summer Hayes (May 1, 2008) The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory: an unofficial full color illustrated collector's price guide to the first generation of MLP including all US ponies, playsets and accessories released before 1997 with a foreword by Dream Valley's Kim Shriner. Priced Nostalgia Press. ISBN 978-0-9786063-1-2
- Summer Hayes (2007) The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory: an unofficial full color illustrated guide to the third generation of MLP including all ponies, playsets and accessories from 2003 to the present. Priced Nostalgia Press. ISBN 978-0-9786063-5-0
- Hillary DePiano (2005) The My Little Pony Collector's Inventory: A Complete Checklist of All US Ponies, Playsets and Accessories from 1981 to 1992. Priced Nostalgia Press. ISBN 1-4116-2165-4
- Summer Hayes (2009) The My Little Pony 2007–2008 Collector's Inventory. Priced Nostalgia Press. ISBN 978-0-9786063-6-7
- Debra L. Birge (2007) My Little Pony*r Around the World. Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7643-1749-1
- My Little Pony on Hasbro.com, the official site.