My Little Pony continues to be
a popular toy line with kids. It was popular enough in the
80's to warrant a cartoon that first aired in 1986, and a
re-boot cartoon series in 2010. My Little Pony was
developed by Hasbro in 1983 as an off-shot of their earlier My
Pretty Pony toy line (also Earth Ponies, Pegasus Ponies, Unicorn
Ponies, Flutter Ponies, Sea Ponies, etc.), and they were
primarily marketed to girls. Each little pony was very
colorful, came with long hair, and had a unique symbol.
There were a number of
different My Little Pony variations produced, such as Rainbow
Ponies, So-Soft Ponies, Twinkle-Eyed Ponies, Twice-as-Fancy
Ponies, Brush 'n' Grow Ponies, Pony Friends (not horses, but
other animals), and Baby Ponies. Some other off-shoots of
the original My Little Pony were Petite Ponies, Dream Beauties,
and My Little Kitty/Puppy/Bunny.