Monday, May 21, 2012

Accessory Madness!

If you read My Little Pony Collector with any frequency, you are already aware of my obsession with My Little Pony accessories. I love them! I can't get enough of the tiny toothbrushes, bitty bottles, glittery wands, or Big Brother bandannas. They are just too cute to resist and really fun to sort.

 I have a reoccurring dream that I find a huge bin of pony accessories and am filled with happiness because I get to dump them out and figure out which accessory came with which pony. Some people dream about winning the lottery...I dream about grasshopper combs. Don't judge.

 I've been meaning to share some photos of my accessory storage organization system ever since I blogged about my Ponywear organization mission. For the first time ever, all of my My Little Pony accessories are organized, I've checked them off in my handy dandy My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory book, and I've compiled a very detailed wish list for missing items. Now if I only had the spare time to search for the missing items, I'd be set.

I use these handy storage drawer containers made by a company called Akro-Mils. They have a variety of storage products, but I like to use the 24 drawer units. A few years ago, I was able to find them at Target, but the stores in my area no longer carry them. I did find them through Amazon for about the same price I paid.

Every pony set gets its own labeled drawer (in a few cases I have 2 sets share a drawer if there is lots of extra room in a drawer.) Do you notice the pink M Tape? I am still all about my labeler. One of my favorite things!

I assign a small clear baggie to each pony and put their name on the front and then place all of that pony's accessories inside as I check them off in The My Little Pony G1 Collector's Inventory . Currently, I haven't switched out all of the individual pony baggie labels with M Tape labels yet, but I hope to soon when I have some extra time. I love having all the little pieces correctly marked and easy to find.

Feel free to share your pony organization ideas. I'd love to see what other collector do!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pony Project- Girl Power!

On Saturday night, the My Little Pony Project L.A. held its opening night at the Toy Art Gallery. We Love Fine hosted a live video feed from the event and I tuned in for a few minutes to watch people wave their arms and jump up and down in front of the camera obnoxiously, before deciding that I'd be much better served checking out the photos later (sans crazies). LA Weekly posted a great slide show of the event and I find it interesting that it highlights the artwork and the female fans almost exclusively. I'm sure that there were plenty of Bronies in attendance (I know I saw a few act a fool on the live feed), but from the photos you wouldn't know they were a presence. I guess I don't blame LA Weekly, girls typically look a lot better in rainbow wigs and glitter than most men!

Further Reading...Pony Style #3

I have only one missing My Little Pony from my Euro collection (Great Hair Highlights for those who might have her available for sale!) and just a handful of German exclusives left to hunt down so it is almost time for me to move on to another pony collecting focus. The question is which one? There are so many awesome foreign ponies from so many different places and it is going to be difficult to choose.

One country that I feel doesn't get as much pony love as it should is Mexico, and after checking out Mexican Pony Paradise, it may be a contender! Peppermint Truly has put together a great website devoted solely to My Little Ponies exclusively sold in Mexico. She is a native of Mexico City and she grew up with these unique ponies and luckily, she has chosen to share her knowledge and the history of them with the rest of us.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

MY LITTLE PONY Fair Booth Guide Coming Soon!

The Fair staff is currently compiling our MY LITTLE PONY Fair Booth Guide and we can’t wait to share it with you! With Ponies from all four generations, custom creations, artwork and more, there is bound to be something for you no matter what type of pony fan you are! Make sure to stop by our Fair message board to chat about your Fair preparations, share tips with first time Fair goers, or just have some friendly pony conversation.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dressed Like a Dream: The 2012 MY LITTLE PONY Fair Costume Contest

Are you ready for the 2012 MY LITTLE PONY Fair Costume contest? We had so much fun last year, that we decided to make it an annual event and we can’t wait to see what wonderful MY LITTLE PONY themed costumes you will come up with this year. In addition to the “Favorite Overall Costume” award, we have expanded our contest and we will also be giving awards to the following categories: “Best G1, G2, or G3 Inspired Costume”, “Best Friendship Is Magic Inspired Costume”, “Best Child’s Costume”, and “Most Creative Costume.” If dressing up isn’t your thing, don’t worry because you can still enjoy the Costume Parade event and cast your vote for the costume awards.