Can you actually believe that it's been over thirty years since we fell in love with Hasbro's magical line of toys called My Little Pony?
I remember getting my first set of toys, and then the excitement that washed over me when the movie came out a few years later.
My Little Pony was introduced in the early 1980s as the successor to the company's earlier My Pretty Pony toyline. Unofficially known as the "Generation One" or "G1," these toys included a collection of six smaller and more colorful versions of the original ponies.
Every girl had these miniature figurines on their birthday and Christmas wishlists, and the company ended up garnering way more sales than initially projected. At the time, we got to play with Blue Bell, Minty, Butterscotch, Snuzzle, Blossom, and Cotton Candy, but as the ponies got more popular, new members were added to the crew.
Unfortunately, the new generation of ponies started to hog the spotlight, and the original group were forced out.
Thankfully, those of us who were around when they were first introduced have not forgotten about them, and now, to mark the 35th anniversary of the brand, the 1983 G1 ponies are making a comeback, so all eighties kids can enjoy a dose of nostalgia.