Sunday, April 27, 2008


The picture for the 2008 MLP Fair Pony was officially released just a few minutes ago. She's interesting and goes along with the whole words and swirls thing that Hasbro will be trying out later this year on their collector sets starring the core 7 ponies and debuted with the unveiling of this year's project pony.

You can read the whole article on the Fair exclusive here: More Fair Pony Info

Another announcement by Fair staff was made earlier this week which may be even more exciting to some than an exclusive. Hasbro is hosting tours of their headquarters for collectors the Friday before the Fair!

So with this news, and the release of my G1 book this week, I'm experiencing pony overload... not that it is such a bad thing.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Wait Continues...

The My Little Pony Fair staff posted a teaser thread on both the MLPArena and MLPTP almost two weeks ago promising pictures of this year's convention exclusive. The post on the Arena shows over thirteen thousand views and almost seven hundred replies (most of which lament the lack of picture or simply count down and then start yet another countdown). If this is the amount of attention a thread without a picture and containing zero details is getting, I think it is safe to assume that the Fair exclusive will be a hot commodity in the collecting community. Terrific news for the event's organizers. Those girls put so much time and effort into the Fair it's nice to see them getting some acknowledgement. Last year's exclusive was beautiful. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us this year!

Monday, April 14, 2008

It's here!

My "advance proof" of The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory arrived! I'm thrilled at how it turned out! It really is a gorgeous book and I'm so happy with the finished product. Scans will be coming soon of the inside. I can't wait to share it with everyone.

I'll be at the MD Pony Meet in Baltimore, MD on May 10th to sign copies of the book and enjoy a great event hosted by Jewel! Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Ponyland Watchlist

I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the Retro Rainbow re-issues while on vacation in Florida (which I've gathered are actually pretty hard to find) and then I found the elusive Toola-Roola Dress-up set while shopping at the Times Square Toys R Us two weeks ago. Besides the Rollerskating Ponyville Pinkie Pie (which I affectionately call Xanadu Pinkie) and Rainbow Dash's Ponyville house, I'm all caught up.

Family Dollar stores are also carrying a Ponyville 3-pack, so if you aren't into playsets, but like the Ponyville ponies you may want to pick one up.

Aussies are able to pick up the huge pajama case plush G3s for 40% off this week, so if you've had your eye on Sweetie belle or one of the others, now would be a great time to get one. So far I've been able to resist. I keep telling myself I don't have the room.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory Now Available to Pre-order!

I'm excited to announce that the official release date for The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Invntory is set for May 1st 2008. With that said, Priced Nostalgia is offering a limited quantity of copies through Ebay for Pre-order and free shipping! Here's the link if you'd like to get your hands on one: Pre-order No Longer Available as of 5/1/08, but regular copies can be purchased HERE.

It is a gigantic book with individual pictures of each item.

Product Details

Paperback: 250 pages

Interior Ink: Full Color

Publisher: Priced Nostalgia Press

Publication Date: May 1, 2008

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0978606310

ISBN-13: 9780978606312

Product Description:

Finally, the guide that fans of Hasbro’s My Little Pony have waited for is here! With large, full color photos of every pony, playset and accessory released in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, this unofficial guide to the first generation of My Little Pony (commonly called MLP G1) from Summer Hayes provides everything a collector or collectibles seller needs to identify these toys and their accessories, understand their value, or build a collection. In addition to photographs of each item, this illustrated price guide contains detailed checklists to help collectors or sellers identify and reunite each pony in their collection with the accessories that they were originally packed with, including brushes, ribbons, stickers and more. With in-depth coverage of playsets, Pony Wear, stickers, mail orders and other exclusive ponies as well as differences and variations in ponies and accessories, The My Little Pony G1 Collector’s Inventory is the ultimate MLP resource. Collectors will also enjoy helpful sections on hard to find pony sets such as Petite Ponies, Dream Beauties, Little Litters, and stuffed plush. Whether you are a collector looking for a reliable price guide, an easy way to identify your ponies and keep track of accessories, an eBay or other collectibles seller looking for help valuing these items or just someone looking for the chance to remember these beloved toys from your childhood, you will find this to be the most comprehensive and complete guide to MLP available anywhere. With a foreword from Dream Valley’s Kim Shriner.While the official release date is set for May 1st, Priced Nostalgia is offering copies of the G1 Collector's Inventory for Pre-order. These copies will likely ship before the release date plus they are offering free shipping in the US for the first 50 pre-orders and discounts for international buyers. More details for purchasing can be found here:Priced Nostalgia Press The retail price is $39.99.