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In 1982, My Little Pony was born and went on to become one of the lasting icons on the 1980's. Made by Hasbro, there were only six little ponies at first, but they were enough to lead to many years of collecting, childhood memories, and a much-deserved place in the 80's revival. I remember purchasing my first pony Cotton Candy in early spring of 1983, when they first appeared in stores. For the next ten years, every spring (give or take a few weeks) brought a new year of new pony friends. Meet the first six Little Ponies who inspired a generation...
Cotton Candy is pink with pink hair, and dark purple eyes. Her symbol is several white dots (odd-shaped; not round).
Butterscotch is all gold with gold hair and tan eyes. Her symbol is a group of gold butterflies (which can fade/discolor to yellow over time). Although Butterscotch is an adult, she was also released as a baby pony because of her size in comparison to the brown My Pretty Pony. They were sold together probably around the same time these six ponies came out under the names My Pretty Pony and Beautiful Baby.
Blossom is purple with purple hair, and greyish-purple eyes. Her symbol is a group of white flowers.
Blue Belle is pale blue with purple hair and dark blue-grey eyes. Her symbol is a group of purple stars.
Minty (original not shown) is mint green with white hair, and blue eyes. Her symbol is a group of green three-leaf clovers. The Collector Pony version of Minty is shown below.
Snuzzle (original not shown) is grey with pink hair, and blue eyes. Her symbol is a groups of pink hearts and pink hearts. The Collector Pony version of Snuzzle is shown below.
Cotton Candy and Blossom returned in Year 2. And all of the original six ponies were re-issued in 1986 through a special mail offer and renamed Collector Ponies, securing their place in My Little Pony history. When re-issued (in Year 2 and/or as Collector Ponies), each pony was made with design differences (listed below) as well as slightly different coloring in some. Differences I have noted are:
The reissued Blossom's (Collector Pony version shown) body color is more of a pinkish-purple rather than the original pale purple. Her eyes are purple.
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