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These put "Little" in My Little Pony:) Too cute!!!
on December 5, 2011
My 3 year old got the 4 pack tube (despite the price, oy!) for her birthday. We, of course, lost a couple of them. Well, I saw this 12 pack elsewhere (yes, it is much cheaper at TRU), and got it for her. She is totally absorbed in these little things. She loves reinacting the episodes of MLP: Friendship is Magic with them.
As stated, there are 12 total ponies. There are the 6 main characters~ Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack and Pinkie Pie. The 6 bonus ponies are named Gardenia Glow, Beachberry, Peachie Pie, Coconut Cream, Skywishes and Sweetsong. There are only 4 molds, apparently, because there is not much variation in pony positions. (Not a problem for kids, but seems to be with MLP: FIM purists.)
These ponies ARE small~ about 1.5 to 2 inches tall. And yes, since these are small, they can get lost easily. My daughter is young, but DOES try to be careful with her ponies. I am a bit anal retentive though, and keep meticulous track of these little things~ and that is because these are my daughter's favorite Ponies, and she mourns when one or some are misplaced. (The product doesn't deserve a lower rating because of their size; there are tons of toys with smaller parts!) And they are not so small that if a crawling baby finds one that he or she will choke on them. I have a 15 month old who looooves to "play" ponies with her sisters. And her version of play is, well, chewing on them. Or banging them on the play table...
The paint doesn't come off though, and ours have been through h-e-double hockey sticks and back. These figures each have the true expressions and colors of the cast from the show. And they come with little trading cards that describes each pony's personality and such. (I have enough trouble keeping track of the ponies, so I put the cards up and away:)
The packaging is nice because there are little cardboard compartments for both ponies and their cards, framed by a cardboard case. I didn't find much sense in keeping the packaging though because of two reasons. It IS just cardboard, so it doesn't survive a 3 year old's not so gentle handling. And these ponies would never end up back in the case because they are in constant play. I cut the back of the case off so I would have a reference to the bonus ponies' names though. Helps to figure out who I need to find under the couch;)
Understandable that these ponies are pretty expensive on Amazon right now. But that is because the toy is so in demand elsewhere, so sellers here can jack up the price. If you can find it around or under $25, go for it!