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Spotlight on Brazilian ponies! (FINALLY!)
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hodgemo2
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Spotlight on Brazilian ponies! (FINALLY!)

Before you begin, a HUGE thanks has to go out to GustyFox for the fabulous pictures and Brazil tidbits. I couldn’t have done this spotlight without that wealth of information. And of course, thanks must be given to the Arena itself, and all the arena members for allowing me a place to hang out, waste time, and learn about these beauties!

Spotlight on Brazilian ponies


Brazilian ponies are some of the easily recognizable, most unusual and contain some of the most sought after ponies ever. They were produced throughout the 1980s by Estrella.

There are a couple of immediately recognizable features of Brazilian ponies. The most well known trait is their bright and shiny body appearance. While not actually a pearly finish, the bodies of Brazilian ponies give off a soft sheen due to the plastic used. Another unique feature of Brazilian ponies is their hair. The hair on Brazilian ponies is different from the hair used in any other country. The texture is thicker, and much more prone to dryness and frizzing, but there are also colors used that have no exact match to the standard pony colors.

The ponies released were not great in numbers, and contain ponies from only a few sets; the original collector’s pose ponies, early release earth, early release rainbows, so softs, babies and twice and fancy.

The interpretation on the ponies released adds to the uniqueness of the Brazilians. Since there was no unicorn mold in the Estrella factory, a lot of ponies switched species when released in Brazil. There was also a series of three ponies that were produced without symbols, which is unique to any other country outside of the so-called prototypes of Argentina. Brazil also released the only version of a non beddy bye eye Baby Lofty, as well as a sitting version of Bowtie.

Brazilian ponies have two types of hooves. The CP ponies and sitting Bowtie have hooves that are flat and smooth, similar to the Auriken ponies from Mexico. The rest of the ponies have concave hooves. All ponies have the Estrella hoof stamp, and a stamp with the date. The third thing about Brazilian hooves is that each one contains a number. (Perhaps a serial number? Anyone know??) Similar numbers are also found on their necks.

Pictures courtesy of hodgemo2 (hooves) and Savahaa (neck)
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And, since one mention was not enough:

A HUGE thanks has to go out to GustyFox for the fabulous pictures and Brazil tidbits. I couldn’t have done this spotlight without that wealth of information. And of course, thanks must be given to the Arena itself, and all the arena members for allowing me a place to hang out, waste time, and learn about these beauties!

[Stickied 6/1/09, LadyG Smile ]
[edited to add watermarked pictures love pkw xxx]

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Mods, I'm sorry. I don't know how to size pictures or do "watermarks" on the pics for credit. Let me know if you need me to change anything. Smile (though you may have to tell me how.)

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Spotlight on Brazilian ponies! (FINALLY!)

Oh wow! you did a great job organizing everything. ^__^ I didn't even know about some of these.

How HTF are those outfits, by the by?

I noticed where you talked about the babies you said LOFTY was missing a horn instead of Gusty. *ducks* But eveything else is great! ^__^ Thank you!

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That is a fantastic spotlight hodgemo2! Thanks so much for posting this! *hugs*

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Great job Hodgemo2!!!! Looks like a lot of hard work!

Everything looks great!

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Spotlight on Brazilian ponies! (FINALLY!)

ooo thank you for posting this. I can't wait for my Brazilian Minty to arrive Smile I want MORE! I once had a near-mint Brazil baby Cotton Candy, but she's no longer in my herd. Man I wish I had listened to my husband and kept her Sad I am soo drooling over shy-pose Bubbles!!! Someone needs to sell me one. lol


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All I can say is worshippy
You and GustyFox did an awesome Job.
It's so valuable to to have someone from the Country
the ponies originated from to touch basis with.
And GustyFox...
the pamphlet, brochure and stationary pictures are fantastic.
Thank you for a very informative article, both of you.

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WOW! Finally! Thank you so much!!!!

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Anyone ever noted the neck numbers? All the Brazils Ibe seen RL (mine and sapphiremorningglorys) have numbers on the backs of thier necks.

Shy%20pose%20parasol her%20numbers%20on%20her%20%20flat%20hooves%20are%20on%20the%20hind%20right%2010888%20along%20the%20top%20rim%20and%2031%20along%20the%20opposite%20rim and Cotton%20candy her%20numbers%20on%20her%20flat%20hooves%20are%20on%20the%20left%20fore%20and%20are%20stamped%20in%20the%20middle%2010821%20with%2015%20under%20that thier%20footses
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A simply EXCELLENT Job on Brazilians!
Well done and many thanks to you both, Hodgemo2 and Gusty Fox for all this great information!

The pictures are fantastic, the information wonderful - and now all I want is MORE Brazil ponies!

Thank you! (I think!)
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Spotlight on Brazilian ponies! (FINALLY!)

Wow! You two did a great job! Thanks so much!

Yes Savaaha, their necks and feet are all stamped.

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Nice job Hodge, Gustyfox & anyone else thats pitched in.. Brazils are my fav country of ponies
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Spotlight on Brazilian ponies! (FINALLY!)

Hey Savaaha. Do you mind if I take your wonderful neck # pictures and add them to the spotlight? Credit will be given, of course.

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Awesome spotlight! Wonderfully done! I have recently got my first Brazilian, Peachy, and I want more!!
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Woooow what an amazing spotlight you´ve made Hodgemo2 (with a little hlp from fellow memebers)! Simply fantastic Happy

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