If there was an award for Most Commonly Mistaken for My Little Pony, the Cabbage Patch Kids Ponies would win it, hooves down. You can’t blame people for getting confused! After all, they ARE ponies (albeit, larger ponies then a standard My Little Pony) and the ARE branded as being made by Hasbro.
CPK Ponies aren’t fakies either, though many collectors group them that way for simplicity’s sake. While fakies are knock-off MLP toys, CPK ponies are their own entirely separate toy line. CPK ponies came in small, MLP-like, sizes and also a larger size big enough for a Cabbage Patch Kid doll to ride.
While finding a CPK pony when you’re looking for a My Little Pony can be disappointing, there are actually some very nice ponies in that set so you may want to consider starting to collect them as well. They have a chubbier look but there is definitely something cute about them.
The following guest post is a bit longer than our usual articles but it’s well worth the read. A big thank you to Rando for this great guest column! -Hillary
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The 1980’s – From Muscles and Missiles to Pink Ponies
I can’t be sure how many of you remember the 80’s. Some would say I have no claim to the 80’s – but I was born in 1981. That means I was alive for most of it, but those memories of mine are of childhood. Still, this means I experienced the decade much differently than any teenager or adult and this is where the story begins.
Let’s get the gender issue out of the way. I’m a male, I have always been a male, and I have never felt otherwise. Growing up, I played with Hot Wheels, G.I. Joes and He-Man. I helped my dad hammer nails and build things. I played in the mud, broke things to find out how they worked, caught bugs, and probably touched more gross things than I ever should have. Now, none of these acts should particularly be called boy/male activity, but for all intents and purposes of this article, the general public considers them so – which means, in turn, my 80’s childhood was typically ‘boy’. Continue reading →