So, in my welcome post I mentioned the fact that I was a My Little Pony collector. People expressed interest in seeing my collection so here we go!
Presenting, my pony room! It's a work in progress, even after two years. For the longest time, I only had my G1s on the shelves and this room was so filled with cardboard boxes that you couldn't walk in it. Now, everything in those boxes are in plastic bins in the closet! Over the window and down the other side are G2s in international packaging that I was surprised to find on a trip to Italy and Switzerland! (Seriously, two of them are from an Italian train station) The long pink thing in the second picture and the mini hamper under it is filled with stuffed animals and over the closet is the set of G3 ponies dressed as Disney Princesses in special WDW boxes, with two ponies in international packaging.
These are the pride of my collection. These are the G1 ponies, the ones I grew up with in the 80s and 90s. A bulk of these ponies are from my childhood collection and the collections of my friends that they gave me when we grew older. There are mail orders and internationals and no, your eyes aren't deceiving you, my Care Bears are in there too! If anyone would like me to take pictures of particular ones, I will gladly oblige! There's an MLP Dinosaur in there, can you spot him? I'll give you a hint, he's pink
These are under the G1 shelves. The top shelf has the ugly ponies (ones I kicked off the shelves to make room for prettier ponies ) and my two Dream Beautiess, which I'd never would have guessed were MLP and discovered after I started collecting. The front shelf is the American G2s. There are more, I just don't actively collect that generation. Very few MLP collectors do
These are my G3s! They are three deep and I don't know why I took this pic from this angle. I will take a new one, promise! These came out while I was in high school and officially re-started my love of MLP. I collected them up until they changed the mold last year and I have now stopped because I believe ponies should look like ponies, not chibi bubble creatures Again, if you would like pictures of any particular ponies, I will gladly take them!
See that purple bin? It's still FULL of G3 ponies that I don't have room for! The selves have my G3 playsets (my G1 playsets are still in my parents attic!) The clear box has my G1 Sea Ponies and the purple box on top is my trading box with pins and Vinyls. If you don't know the box on top of that, what are you doing here?
This will eventually be my art desk and above it are my collection of customs, by me and others. It's still a work in progress as I figure out how to display them.
Here's a close up. Who do you recognize?
Now we're in my upstairs hallway, where I have a cell from My Little Pony Tales. For Christmas one year, my mother got it framed for me, isn't it gorgeous?
Now we're moving downstairs to my living room. The ponies are slowly taking over my house!
You can see various things on this bookshelf but I'm concentrating on the ponies (btw, I made the plush chess pieces ) The ones in boxes are special artist ponies, except the bottom right one which is the 2009 Comic Con pony.
On the Left Side of the top shelf is the G3 Birthflower Collection with the Comic Con and Pony Project ponies up front.
On the Right Side, we have the G3 Birthstone Collection with the My Little Pony Fair exclusives in the front, signed by people who went to the Fairs. The blue ponies are all technically the same pony (Love Wishes = Orange Gears) but the fair coordinators wanted to have exclusives so they made their own, thus they became Trolley and Frisco. Guess where the Fair was that year ?
Caddy corner to that bookshelf is another that holds my DVDs. On top of that one is this nice spread.
Wigwam is one of the male ponies, one of my absolute favorites, and the three ponies on the top right are him in his original form. The one with his headdress is mine from childhood, and the other two are ones I adopted from other collector's bait boxes. The one in the Mickey hat is completely bald and thus named Bald Wigwam He has his own set of photo hunt photos from all over WDW. The Giant Wigwam I made for a My Little Pony Fair and he won all kinda of awards. The other customs were all trades, gifts or commissions. Below him are customs of my pony persona, Silvered. The one on the right was the first custom I ever made! The Buttercup in the corner is going to become a Vinylmation!Silvered eventually. On the left are my Virginia Tech themed customs. I need to start a collection of UCF ones now! In front of them is a custom of a very familiar pirate, though I don't really know how he got downstairs
To end on the custom theme, I have a few custom items of my pony persona around my house, including this adorable plushie who watches over my kitchen with Figment and this painting in my living room that a friend did.
I have SO MUCH other MLP merchandise and stuff but it's packed away in the closest of my pony room. I can only display so much I figured getting the ponies themselves out was the important part.
And thus, those are my ponies! I hope you enjoyed!
I have pictures of my American Girls and my Figment pins but I'll save those for another post! I want to do my Vinyls tonight too!