[b]GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Currently South Carolina, but I'm counting down to a move to Michigan!
Do you collect anything other than ponies?
Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite (only the small dolls), Yum Yums, Sailor Moon, Disney Fairies
Who was your first pony, EVER? How did you get it? How old were you?
My first pony EVER was Quackers. I know that my mom got her for me, but I don't remember if she was a birthday present, Christmas present, or a "just-because" gift. I was only three when I got her but she was well taken care of :-)
What generation(s) do you primarily collect?
Who is your favorite and least favorite pony? Why?
My favorite is Baby Rainribbon because she's the first MLP that I picked out for myself from the store and I love the entire Rainbow Babies set. My least favorite are the Eyelash Princesses. I've never seen one in person, so maybe my opinion might change then, but the lashes are just kinda strange to me.
Who is the one pony you have sworn you'll NEVER OWN IN A MILLION YEARS and why?
Ladybird, because I can't imagine a time when I'd have $1000+ burning a hole in my pocket and not have anything more important to spend it on ;-)
How do your family and friends feel about your pony habit...or are you still in the collecting closet?
They tease me about it sometimes, but they get ponies for me too...really nice ones!
Do you ever see yourself *not* collecting anymore? What do you think would make you stop?
I'd stop collecting if I completely ran out of room for more ponies and couldn't make more room without getting rid of things that I absolutely wouldn't ever get rid of, or if I could never find them at an affordable price anymore.
Tell the truth! Do you ever still play with your ponies?
Only if cleaning them up, brushing their hair and taking collection photos of them counts as playing!
What rare/popular pony just makes you ask...WHY?
The Surprise Twins pregnant pony...
Hasbro offers you a position on their MLP design team, but you must give up one of the following to get in: your collection, your friends/family, or your bank account. Which will it be?
I would take advantage of the loophole: since they didn't specify which collection in the contract, I'd give up my vintage SSC collection and keep everything else ;-)
How many pony meets/cons have you been to?
Two: the 2007 Virginia Pony Meet and 2008 North Carolina Pony Meet.
Can you leave ponies behind at boot sales/ thrift shops etc, or do you have to rescue them?
I've left G3s before but I won't pass up a G1!
What got you started collecting as an adult?
Ponies were easier to find than Care Bears at the time and I wanted something cute to take home with me instead of constantly striking out on treasure hunts. Now I'm tripping over Care Bears and have a hard time finding ponies!
About how many ponies are in your herd right now?
- From each generation?
G1: Probably pretty close to 400 G2: 7 G3: About 130, down from 200+
What is your ultimate collecting goal?
There are a few sets I really want to have completed (TE, SS, Colorswirl, 7 Tales, Princesses) and beyond that, any G1 I can find and the G3s that I really like.
What's your biggest collecting accomplishment to date?
Completing the Rainbow Babies set
What's your biggest collecting regret?
Not starting sooner!
What's the one pony that just seems to elude you?
MLP Tales Melody. When I have the money for her, she's nowhere to be found, and when she does pop up for sale, I'm broke!
What is your favorite pony pose and why?
The Baby Glory pose :-) Could be due to Baby Rainribbon being an early childhood favorite, but I just love all baby unicorns in that pose.
Who is your grail pony and why? Do you have it yet?
My earliest collecting grail was Colormist because my childhood one got sold at a yard sale. I did eventually get her back! My current grail is Colorswirl Springy. She's the last pony I need to complete the Colorswirls and I can't find one at a decent price!
Who's the one pony you'd never, ever get rid of and why?
Quackers, because she was my first :-)
BACK IN THE DAY...
Did you have ponies as a kid? If so, how many?
I had four ponies: Quackers, Baby Rainribbon, Boysenberry Pie and Colormist.
Who were the good guys and bad guys of your childhood herd?
All of my MLPs were good, but they were often at odds with my purple Remco fakie.
What's a fun or funny memory you have about ponies from when you were little?
I got two coloring books and didn't color any pages in them. Not because I wanted to keep them mint, but because I didn't recognize any of the ponies inside and didn't want to color them the wrong colors!
THE REAL WORLD
What do you like to do for fun?
Reading, singing, writing, acting (when I get the opportunity)
Do you have any other hobbies? Please share!
Pretty much the same as above :-) I'd love to someday learn how to rollerskate and ice skate but there's no one to teach me!
What's your most embarrassing moment?
Putting a button down shirt on backward after trying on dresses at the mall, then having it burst wide open while walking down the steps in front of a whole group of guys!
No, but maybe someday. Haven't come to a decision on that yet.
I have a huge black and white cat named Radu, but we usually just call him Bubba.
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What sets me apart as a collector is....
I don't know if this really sets me apart, but I won't turn away a G1 that I don't have due to its condition. If I find a baity one and I don't already have it, it will still find a home in my collection :-)