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Second generation (G2) pegasus ponies, the only flying My Little Pony with removable (and wearable) wings

Princess Twinkle Star

The second generation was different in a lot of ways but none more obvious then when it came to pegasus ponies. In addition to the fact that this was the first generation where some unicorns also had wings, the pegasus ponies of the second generation could… remove their wings entirely! As Princess Twinkle Star on the right shows, their wings were removeable and clipped either onto the pony’s back or in your hair.

Once you had a pair of G2 wings, this let you make any G2 pony into a pegasus… just like that! Pretty nifty, huh?

One thing I find strange, though, is that… of all the pony conventions and meet-ups I’ve been to over the years, I can’t ever remember seeing someone wearing a pair of G2 wings in their hair. See how cute it would look?

Why isn’t this fashion trend sweeping the collecting community? Have you ever rocked this look? Pictures are absolutely welcome!

PS: I know that G1 Flutter Ponies wings come out but since they aren’t supposed to be removed, they don’t count as being removable. 😉

MLP Quickies

Here’s a few little things that didn’t seem worth a whole blog post:

  • So you were thinking of trying to customize a My Little Pony, hmm? http://is.gd/gKREy
  • Passion for what you collect is a gift, a collector’s high http://is.gd/gKRpv
  • Big massive Thank You to Mark Bellomo for his kind words about Summer Hayes’ My Little Pony books in this interview: http://is.gd/gKJhT
  • When Sarah Palin made that “unicorn ranch” comment, I was all like the Show Stable in Dream Valley? Democrats live with Lemon Drop? My Little Pony is so rarely a hot button political topic, I feel like we should embrace this. I had no idea Sarah Palin was an MLP gal.
  • Guys, I kinda hate the new My Little pony logo: http://is.gd/fX9bZ How about you?
  • What do we think of this screenshot from the new My Little Pony cartoon? http://is.gd/fPRzA
  • Win “new look” Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Fluttershy or Rarity! in this Hasbro contest http://is.gd/fKLsX
  • Aw, @oatmeal is wearing a My Little Pony hat for his birthday! http://is.gd/fKGQn
  • So, Long Time, No Post http://bit.ly/aERgmz (From Summer Hayes)
  • I object to My Little Pony belonging to the “world of psychedelic hallucinations” http://is.gd/fvJr7 Also, she spelled psychedelic wrong.
  • Still can’t figure out what this has to do w/ MLP but here you go: Care Bears and My Little Pony: Brooklyn Treasure Trove http://is.gd/faoRQ
  • My Little Pony creator Bonnie Zacherle will be doing a signing at this fundraiser in Virginia http://is.gd/faoJY
  • You are so sweet, thank you! RT @MariaMargarit_: @MLPCollecting Hello, there! You have a very nice site and your books are just great.
  • Not to be a stickler for details but this “My Little Pony Bomb Scare” has nothing to do with MLP. http://is.gd/f4eYS Wrong toy, kiddies.
  • FYI, http://mlpcollecting.com and http://mylittleponycollecting.com now both go to the same place! :-)
  • pricednostalgia Actor George DiCenzo, Voice of Hordak on ‘She-Ra’, Dies http://is.gd/elK2D

Crud, you guys, I think I may be collecting G3 My Little Pony stuff again

I get a lot of questions about why Priced Nostalgia Press turned to Summer Hayes for their G2 and G3 books instead of me and the answer is simple, if not a little embarrassing.

You see, I, uh, don’t really collect G2s or G3s. *ducks the rotten fruit being thrown at her*

Wait! Let me explain!

See, I used to collect every generation. I had everything, you would have been really impressed. But then, you know how it is, you buy a house, you don’t have a lot of space, you start to look at your collection and say, “Sure, I love all of this but I also love closet space. What do I love THE MOST.” So I realized that I really, really loved my G1s and wasn’t going to part with them but that the G2s and G3s weren’t really as OMG must have on my list. I started culling the herd. I kept only my favorite G2 and G3 items and sold everything else.

I actually kept more G2 items than G3 because I’ve always loved some of the crazy G2 sets (Babies dressed like bumble bees! Unicorns with silver horns! Male ponies with construction hats! What’s not to love about this stuff?)

But G3? I was buying everything that came out for a while but it was madness. There were just too many coming out and, on top of that, I was keeping them all mint in box so they took up more room than my good ole G1s. Then they switched to Core 7 and it was like, eh, how many Pinkie Pies can one person own? So I still collect the cool stuff (you know, the usual: Comic Con ponies, Fair exclusives, anything that smells like root beer) but I don’t bother with the stuff currently in stores (though I always walk through their toy aisle to check their shelf space because I am a freak).

Then something happened. I got this massive lot of early G3s at Goodwill. I don’t usually buy G3s but they looked lonely and unloved and my inner Hillary was like, “They are still My Little Pony! Who are you to play favorites?” So I bought them.

There are too many. Two waist high boxes of them. It’s insane. There is, clearly, something wrong with me.

But as I clean them up to sell/trade something strange is happening. Maybe its because all I’ve seen is the new style ponies with the big heads and I’d forgotten how like G1 the original G3s were. Maybe its because now I can touch them with my actual hands instead of just looking at my mint in box items through plastic but I’m finding myself totally falling in love with some of them. With every batch I clean, I’m picking out one or two going, “Hmm, maybe I’ll just keep her.” There isn’t any rhyme or reason to this, I’m not doing it based on rarity (or Rarity for that matter ;-)) or collectibility, it’s really more of an organic “OO Shiny!” sort of thing.

You know what I think it really is? I needed the thrill of the hunt. Going to the store and just buying the ponies new wasn’t enough of a challenge for me. I needed to hunt for them, clean them up, have the thrill of finding that pony I wanted in a bag of Goodwill or flea market bait. Now that I’m seeing the G3s in bags of filthy boxes, they suddenly look much better to me than they did in the stores.

I’m not saying this makes sense. I’m just saying that it’s what’s going on.

I’m trying to keep this urge under control, I don’t want to be that guy that buys back their entire collection after selling it. But as someone who swore off G3s, I’m surprised to find how much I like the early ones on a second glance.

I wonder if this will happen more and more as collectors like me see them second hand and give them a second chance.

I know a lot of people gave up on G3s after they introduced the Core 7 so I have to ask, did you give the early G3s a second look and feel the tiny tug of changing your mind? Or are you done with G3s for good?

PS: Because I have like 9 million G3s, expect a bunch of random G3 posts as I sort through them all.

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