Today, I have a super fun bargain alert and mini-review for you, plus a li’l video from my recent My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Camp for those who stay til the end…..
Recently, I was at the Dollar Tree and looked down in a bin on an end cap.
And I gasped. I had spotted Flim, the scheming unicorn swindler from My Little Pony.
“BUT, they NEVER have MLP figures here!” I thought to myself (or maybe I actually said it out loud 😉 ).
I looked up, and BEHOLD!!!!
An ENTIRE RACK of ponies from the Apple Family/Raise This Barn/Family Reunion/Whatever you Want to Call Them Collection!
I grabbed one of each character that I wanted and ran (yes, RAN) to find my mom and fangirl with her. 🙂
(I decided not to get Flim because he is posed in way that makes him slightly un-versatile.)
And so, here we are. 😉
In all, I got Apple Munchies, Jonagold, and Peachy Sweet (wait, she’s not apple-related! Maybe a cousin? 😉 )
First, let’s look at Jonagold. Here she is out of the package!
She comes with an orange hat that has a clear rubber band to hold it on, and a purple saddle.
The hat looks cute as a party hat on my Grace doll. 😉
Here she is without her accessories…she has really cute pigtails, and I love the painted detail on the bows. 🙂 I am constantly impressed with how the MLP folks at Hasbro can pack so much detail into such a little figure. 🙂
Next, here is Apple Munchies! 🙂
She has a cutie mark of three apple cores, and she comes with a large bonnet, which is really cute!
It can be easily removed, however, and you can see her cute blonde hair! 🙂
Finally, here is Peachy Sweet, who (spoiler!) is my favorite of the bunch. 🙂
She comes with an adorable ten gallon hat (which makes me think of Hoss from Bonanza 🙂 ), and actual BOOTS that come off!! 😀
Yeah…I love tiny hats. 🙂
Underneath, she has lovely pinkish, redish hair, which obviously adds to her appeal tremendously for me. 🙂 AND her cutie mark is a pie, which I love because, well, PIE.
I feel like this might actually be what I would look like if I were a pony…except I would be a unicorn. Because you should always be a unicorn. 😉
And…..these li’l girls look great posed with 12″ dolls!
Finally, I’d like to talk about something super special. 🙂
Back in January of this year, I started thinking about how much I love MLP and what positive messages the show and the Equestria Girls movies have. I thought about how the themes of the Elements of Harmony, added to the fact that there are great outfits and songs, would lend itself well to a day camp for little girls.
I pitched the idea to my Sarasota 4-H agent (I’ve been involved in 4-H for about 8 years 🙂 ), and she loved it! 🙂
Throughout the spring, I began gathering materials for the 4-H My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Camp, and I created 7 (very accurate, if I do say so myself 🙂 ) costumes for the counselors, who were willing to become the Mane 7 for the whole week! 🙂
(I was Twilight Sparkle 😀 )
And when the week of camp arrived, I was so ready! 😀 Throughout the week, the 12 campers created their own tutu skirts, bejeweled t-shirts, Cloudsdale mobiles for their bedrooms, and they learned three dances to MLP songs! 😀
On the last day, the counselors did hair, makeup, and nails for the girls, and they put on their outfits and prepared for their parents to arrive for their show! My mom and I had built a little stage, and the girls were SO excited to hide behind it and bust out for each dance! 😀
I hope to share some more pictures and videos soon that feature more of the activities that we did throughout the week, because there were so many adorable moments, games, and dance practices that we captured on video and pictures, but today here is just one:
Raise this Barn! 😀 I thought it was rather fitting to go along with the Apple Family figurine review. 🙂
(In case you’re wondering, I choreographed all of the dances for the week except this one. this one is actually an English Country Dance known commonly as the Heel Toe Polka…it just so happens to go perfectly with the song Raise this Barn!)
As I said, I hope to share a lot more from the camp soon, but that’s all for now!
I hope you enjoyed this review and video! 😀
Twilight Sparkle (uh, I mean, Grace 😉 )