I love My Little Pony! I was an 80’s baby so grew up in the 90s playing with Barbies, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket. I remember being so excited when me and my sister got the my little Pony dancing school – it was soooo cool!

It has been 30 years now since My Little Pony first came out! But it’s really good to know that even after all these years, these simple toys are still a favourite with kids. A survey of 1,000 parents by Clearvision – to mark the launch of the new My Little Pony on DVD for the first time in the UK, found that children still overall like much the same toys as their parents generation had enjoyed at the same age.

For children under 8 the top favourites among those surveyed were

  • A bike
  • A doll’s house
  • A barbie
  • My Little Pony

I definitely think My Little Pony has stood the test of time. I do buy it as birthday presents for my friend’s little girls, and my niece always liked My Little Pony too.

My Little Pony have a new DVD out this week – My Little Pony – Welcome to Ponyville – Friendship is magic.  mylittleponyThis contains 6 episodes:

Friendship is Magic – Part 1

• Friendship is Magic – Part 2

• Griffon the Brush-off

• Look Before You Sleep

• Swarm of the Century

• Owl’s Well That Ends Well

I don’t think I had ever seen My Little Pony cartoon or videos growing up, so I was quite interested to see what it’s like. I do also like to show my children the toys and characters I grew up with which is why they do have their own vintage 80s popples!

Mr Z, being a 5 year old boy, would not really agree to watch My Little Pony saying it is for girls so I thought I would try it out with Mr R while he was at school. Since he is younger, he doesn’t know which products are ‘supposed’ to be for which gender so he was happy to watch some of this. I feel the stories are interesting and enjoyable for either gender but obviously peer pressure does come into play when they reach school age. I think the stories would be entertaining up to about 6-7years as there is quite a bit of detail to it and its not overly babyish.

The main character is Twilight Sparkle, and it includes other pony friends Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Applejack as they go on their journey to find out the true meaning of friendship and discover the magic of friendship.

It’s great to have a bit of the magic of My Little Pony on DVD – whether your child is already a fan, or whether you want to introduce your kids to your own childhood favourites for the first time.

Before you go, have a look at the Baby Bonnet school of Dance! Nostalgia moment!!! You have to admit this is so cute!

Fancy a bit more nostalgia? Have a look at my post The Toys You Used To Play With.

Do you have any My Little Pony memories, and have your little ones carried on that love of My Little Pony? Share with me in the comments!