Do you have your costume ready?

Last summer, the My Little Pony Fair hosted a costume parade and contest where Fair attendees dressed up in pony themed outfits and strutted their stuff. I really enjoyed watching this event and can’t wait to see what our participants will come up with this year!

If you are looking for a pony themed wig, check out Head Kandi by Cyber Falls. They currently have Applejack, Rarity, and Big Macintosh wigs, but accept custom orders as well. Fun stuff!

The Search for Meghan’s Ponies

While on vacation, I received the following message from a mother who is trying to locate her daughter’s (who is now an adult) pony collection. It is a sad story and if this were my brother we’d be having some words. Anyway, thought I’d pass it along via blog post.

Dear Summer,

I am writing to let you know about something awful that happened to my daughter. She is 30 now, but played with her beloved My Little Ponies when she was a child in the 80s for hundreds of hours. They have been stored safely in a box in her room for years while she has been teaching overseas.

At Christmas, her brother came home, supposedly to help me clean out the garage, as my health is not good. I told him and my daughter told him that her My Little Pony collection was NOT to be touched, but he was in a very angry mood. He not only threw out my entire DVD collection and about half my CD’s, he ripped the box of My Little Ponies, anywhere from 50 to 100 of them; I can’t remember, from my hands, saying he just talked to his sister in Finland and she didn’t want them anymore. I instantly called her in Finland and she practically had a nervous breakdown. I ran out and he had taken my car and was gone. I assumed he donated them to Goodwill, like he did the DVDs, but they have been very good and very honest with me, giving me back about 60 of my DVDs they hadn’t sold yet, and they told me they hadn’t received any My Little Pony donations, and indeed, there were none for sale in their store.I then went tearing back home, thinking my son put the pony box in the Bagster, and sure enough he did, but as I drove up, I saw a woman grab them and drive off with them.

She came back day after day and I asked her for my daughter’s collection back, but she says she doesn’t know what I was talking about. I finally told her if she returned I would call the police.

This woman was driving an expensive car and dressed expensively, so it is my belief she is going to try and sell this collection, perhaps on ebay, maybe through private channels. If we could recover even three or four, it would go a love way toward healing my daughter’s heart.

My daughter always wrote her initials, MES for Meghan Elizabeth Smith, in permanent marker on the bottom of one hoof, and the pony’s name on another hoof, so that is how they can be identified as hers. Can you help me spread the word among the My Little Pony collecting community, and if anyone runs across a pony with the initials “MES,” written on the hoof, could I be notified so I can buy it back for her? She is just brokenhearted and in tears at the thought that her most beloved childhood toys were taken from her, and I am brokenhearted not only for that, but also for the cruel and heartless and dishonest behavior of her brother.

My son got the garage clean alright, but in the process I lost priceless family heirlooms and thousands of dollars in antique lace and pearl buttons. (I used to design and make doll clothes.) To see these wealthy women dumpster diving in my poor little neighborhood just made me sick. I would chase them off and and bring as much as I could back inside, but they just parked around the corner, and the moment I went inside they were back stealing whatever they could grab from the dumpster. It was pretty horrifying.
But the thing that is killing me the most is my beloved daughter losing her carefully preserved My Little Pony collection after all these years, for no reason other than the meanness of her brother, I will never understand it.

Can you help me spread the word and maybe, if my prayers are answered, and with the help of the good people of the My Little Pony world, we can get her at least a few of her ponies back.

Thank you,
Pat Smith
writing as Fat Cat on Blogger

If you see ponies for sale with the seller’s zip code of 77380 0r 77381, they are likely from my daughter’s collection and I would appreciate knowing about it so I can approach the seller and get them back, either through the goodness of their hearts or by paying for them.

Who knows? The mother lives in Texas. Maybe a few of her ponies may find their way into the hands of collectors and back to Meghan.