September 21st, 2011

MLP Surprise


I resisted watching My Little Pony for so long, but I finally decided to watch an episode of it just to see what all the fuss was.  The episode I saw wasn't a very good one for a first time viewer, being the very last episode of the season.  But I gave it another chance and managed to catch the pilot the next day.  I was hooked.

So I figured I'd get an MLP toy for my desk at work.  I picked up a Rainbow Dash figure at Walmart.  Then I bought a Pinkie Pie. Then Applejack.  Next thing I knew, I had the whole herd.  I don't have Spike, however.  It appears you can only buy him as part of a set, and the prices being asked for on eBay just for Spike are almost as much as one of those sets.

Why are ALL the Princess Celestia toys Pepto-Bismol pink?  And why do half the characters come with weird pets?  Pinkie Pie came with a mouse, not her pet alligator Gummy, and Rarity came with a blue chicken thing, not her cat Opalescence.  I don't think Rainbow Dash has ever been shown with a pet, much less a squirrel.

John deLancie as Q Discord?  Pure. Genius.  From his Twitter posting:  "Roddenberry warned me that I had no idea what I was getting into with Star Trek. Someone should have warned me about My Little Pony! Egads!"

I quickly got my SO hooked on the show, now he's thinking about getting the toys (except he says they look like they are balding with really bad comb-overs).  Our other roommate just chuckled when I mentioned how good the cartoon is, so I set his DVR to record the show.  I caught him watching it last night.  Yes, come over to the brony side.  We have cupcakes!