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The infamous vintage My Little Pony Cotton Candy pony purse with half a pony sewn on

Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom: July 2012

I remember when I found this purse at a garage sale in the pre-internet days. I was like… is that half a freaking pony sewed on there? But the wild part is that it isn’t like they cut a pony in half, as I originally thought. If you look at it in person, they actually molded a special half Cotton Candy just for this purse as her back is closed.

Do you have this purse in your collection? Do you want it?

SOURCE: Fabule$$ly Frugal Mom: July 2012.

Did you ever read in the bath with the My Little Pony Sea Ponies?

 

My Little Pony MLP Hasbro 1986 Bathtime Bath Book Vinyl The Sea Ponies Live in The Sea

I stumbled upon this waterproof vintage My Little Pony book from 1986 called The Sea Ponies Live in the Sea which should really have been the name of their first album of sea shanties. You can click through the link below to see a close-up of all the pages and thus read the entire book.

As a new parent, I’m curious. Is reading in the bathtub still a thing? Do they still make books for the bath?

Do you remember reading about the sea ponies while in the bathtub or pool?

SOURCE: My Little Pony MLP Hasbro 1986 Bathtime Bath Book Vinyl The Sea Ponies Live in The Sea.

New WeLoveFine My Little Pony T-shirt contest is for Friendship is Magic Bronies only?

So, I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is that MightyFine is having another My Little Pony T-shirt contest and the prizes are huge! Lots of money to be won and the pot gets bigger the more people enter so start designing!

Now for the bad news… it seems like this contest is for Bronies and Friendship is Magic fans only. Both of the judges are from Brony and Friendship is Magic fan sites. Couple this with the fact that they still haven’t added adult sizes for their Retro My Little Pony shirt and this doesn’t mean great things for vintage MLP fans. While they don’t specifically prohibit submitting vintage MLP designs, how can they possibly win if the judges are only fans of the new stuff?

I love the new show as much as anypony but I’m a little mystified why they’re excluding the original fandom in such a big way like this. As someone who loves ponies new and old, I want to celebrate all of ponydom, not just the new stuff. I know this is a case of the squeaky wheel getting the grease because Friendship is Magic is getting a ton of press but I’m starting to get a little annoyed that it’s become an either/or thing. If MightyFine isn’t willing to make retro merchandise, can’t they at least sell that license to a company that is? It feels like squatting.

You can be a fan of both Friendship is Magic and the original MLP content. Or you can just be a fan of Friendship is Magic or just a fan of the vintage stuff. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to be an MLP fan. One isn’t better than the other, it’s just different. The fans “taking sides” is annoying enough but to have the companies holding the license to make merchandise taking sides seems like a new level of slight.

I don’t want this to deter anyone from submitting designs to the contest because I still want there to be awesome FiM designs out there and I want one of you to win that nice big prize. I just wish people weren’t trying to make this a fandom Civil War.

What do you guys think?