My Little Pony started out in the early 1980s and was every little girl's dream. Each My Little Pony came with a soft brushable mane and tail and had a symbol on each side of its rump.
The first set of six "collector ponies" were in a standing stance each with a different colour, markings and names. As time went on the pony family became more and more remarkable.
There were sitting ponies, pegasi, unicorns and babies. Accessories and playsets were added. Now you could dress up your pony, look after the babies in the Lullaby Nursey and bathe your ponies in the Waterfall.
It was all hugely popular and here in the UK we had mail in offers, an Activity Club, comics and not to mention My Little Pony: The Movie and My Little Pony cartoons.
Sadly after many successful years and their 10th anniversary the little ponies saw their last release in 1992. However this was not to be the end and in 1997 Hasbro decided to attempt to revive the My Little Pony line. Unfortunately, these more petite second generation Ponies just didn't fill the same space. After only two years of production in the U.S, My Little Pony was once again discontinued.
Ponies are back! Re-released last year (2003) My Little Pony was a huge success worldwide.
Through all the changing times from the eighties until now these brightly coloured little ponies have won a place in the hearts of many. With their new release many more children can experience the wonder and magic of My Little Pony.