OBSESSED: Illinois Woman Addicted To Collecting G1 My Little Ponies
Never in a million years did I think I'd be writing anything about My Little Pony. You probably never thought you'd open this article either. But, there's a first for everything.
You can discover a lot just by scrolling on Facebook and that's how I came across this crazy My Little Pony collection by my Facebook friend, Shelby. I've never seen anything like this, some of her ponies cost over $350! WHAT?
Shelby, 25 from Rockford, started collecting ponies in January of 2021.
I was inspired by a Netflix series called "The Toys That Made Us". They have an episode all about the origin of My Little Pony and they go deep into the creator's vision.
To clarify, Shelby doesn't collect just any type of My Little Ponies, she ONLY collects the Generation 1 ponies produced between 1982-1995.
There were also only 6 Ponies made in 1982 that have flat feet and their heads face forward and down (Snuzzle, Butterscotch, Blue Belle, Minty, Blossom, and Cotton Candy) - Shelby, of course, has ALL OF THEM.
Today, Shelby has 86 ponies in her collection. After going through a divorce and moving back home with her parents, she was looking for a hobby to take her mind off all the changes in her life.
After trolling eBay and searching 'vintage my little pony', I bought 2 of them. My first ponies were Cotton Candy and Snuzzle. My all time favorites are Whizzer and Posey.
Her most expensive pony is Mimic, a G1 Unicorn Pony released as one of the Twinkle Eyed Ponies. Being the rarest of all My Little Ponies, you can buy Mimic online anywhere between $200-$850. There was a limited run of this Pony and became one of the most sought out Ponies on the market.
After she started accumulating a large collection, people would laugh at her posts and judge the hobby she loved. Now, Shelby receives random pony gifts from friends knowing how serious she is about being a collector.
I'm okay with people knowing about my ponies because if people don't accept me for who I really am and the things that make me truly happy, I don't need them in my life.
By the end of this, my search history went from just 'TikTok Drama' to 'My Little Pony' really fast. Though, it's interesting to find out what people's hobbies are because when you least expect it, you stumble upon someone like Shelby; A Pony Enthusiast. Check out more of Shelby's collection below!
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