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Flushian

Teeny Tiny Baby Pony
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Hi! It's Flushian typing, a nostalgic lady collecting toys from the 80s and 90s (and lots of other things, like victorian, art nouveau etc)

A little story:
When a child, my first pony was Pretty Vision, a Brush'n Grow G1 earth pony.
She lived so much adventures with me; I remember she almost fall on my great grand'ma's water well... I took her nearly everywhere and even bath with her on the Channel Sea (I'm from France), I nearly lost her in the sea (drowned in a wave)...
But I didn't had any other G1 Ponies, neither play-sets. I didn't had a joyful childhood so I sicked to the rare toys I got.
Aside her, I got 3 G2 ponies, because my younger cousins had them and it was "odd" playing with a big G1 while the others had sparkle-eyed little ones ^^
Then I grew up, and I think I stopped playing at about 11 or 12 (some consider this quite old, other don't. I don't mind ^^)

Fortunately (or not) I have a hard time throwing things away, and because of an abandonment disorder, I kept absolutely everything from my childhood or my adolescence for a long time (except what was thrown away without asking my opinion). Then, time helped heal some wounds and I began selling or donating some objects/toys I really didn't needed anymore.
But I'm very sensitive and sentimental about some others. And Pretty Vision is still here, in my room (with my bf yeah aha).

So how did I came up to register on MLPTP or MLPARENA's forums? Well, because in the beginning of May 2021, I wanted to give my pony a second life. She had matted hair etc (she clearly isn't perfect, but she's mine and I won't trade her for anything). I wanted to pass on my gratitude to her. So I watched some video on YT to learn how to restore the hair etc... And then began my obsession. I was SO happy to see Pretty Vision in a nearly Mint shape (see pictures linked for a before-after view)... I ended up like "You are an adult now, if you want to, you can buy other ponies, restore them etc".
I don't have an understanding family on this side of thing. But I embraced my chid-side long ago, probably because I didn't had the chances to really be one at the right age. So I'm beginning buying some sets I never had, etc etc

I'm also a HUGE fan of Lady Lovely Locks (I had some on my father's side, but I don't know what they became), so I'm also collecting dolls, pixie tails and sets of this.
On the same hand I began collecting Pokemon things waaay before, so I have a lot of Pokemon things.
Even lots of MTG card (Magic the Gathering).

So that's it... I'm here because I want to gather G1 ponies (and no, nothing to do with me being bored with the covid: I'm a nerd :p I love being at home on my pc or reading aha. Outside I'm more of a dreamer than a party budy!)

I finally understood I could have what I dreamt of when a child :)


I'm happy to join the MLPTP ^^ (I'm also on the MLPARENA).
I hope to make some online friends in here <3
(Even if I also have a life and a job as I'm 30-ish and I can't always be online in here!)
 

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Gingerbread

Festive FelizNavidad Pony
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Welcome to the MLPTP! Your Pretty Vision is beautiful, I'm sure she feels much better being all cleaned up :) I think you should collect anything you enjoy. Some people think it's weird to be an adult and have so many toys but they make me happy so that's all that matters. Good luck with your collecting!
 

Mich

Princess Rinse 'N Spit
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Jan 3, 2021
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Hi there :)
Pretty Vision is looking all beautiful again. I think it is super satisfying restoring old ponies, even if some drive me a little crazy in the process.
I hope you continue to enjoy collecting and finding new to you ponies.
Did you keep your g2 ponies?
 

Flushian

Teeny Tiny Baby Pony
Joined
May 7, 2021
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Welcome to the MLPTP! Your Pretty Vision is beautiful, I'm sure she feels much better being all cleaned up :) I think you should collect anything you enjoy. Some people think it's weird to be an adult and have so many toys but they make me happy so that's all that matters. Good luck with your collecting!

Hi Gingerbread!! I totally agree with you ^^ Anything is ok if it feels ok to oneself and hurt nobody! I think that people who can't understand any "un-adult" passions (like games, toys etc) are afraid and close minded. They protect themselves in reassuring normality (which don't even exist, what is "normal"? And yes Pretty Vision seems to be smiling more ;)

Hi there :)
Pretty Vision is looking all beautiful again. I think it is super satisfying restoring old ponies, even if some drive me a little crazy in the process.
I hope you continue to enjoy collecting and finding new to you ponies.
Did you keep your g2 ponies?

Hi Mich! Thank you very much! Yes I definitively love restoring ponies (and other toys in fact!). Yes I still have my G2 ponies, but they are on my eBay page, I restored only their hair and wanted them to have another life with people who really want them :)
 
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