Skip to comments.'My Family Thinks I'm Crazy': Swedish My Little Pony Fan
Posted on 10/07/2012 10:02:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Hundreds of My Little Pony fans, including a Swedish toy store worker, gathered for a special convention at a hotel in Long Eaton, UK over the weekend.
"It's my first pony convention. I collected them when I was younger but when I was 10 I stopped," Swede Rebecca Lindahl, 21, told British local paper the Nottingham Post.
Lindahl attended the two-day event, called UK PonyCon 2012, together with a friend from Sweden.
Lindahl said she started collecting My Little Pony toys again this year because she "wanted a new hobby."
"I had 20 ponies from my childhood and, after just a year of collecting, I have about 150 now," she told the paper.
"I've spent a couple of hundred pounds in the last year, but it's worth it. It's my money to spend."
"My friends think Im crazy anyway and my family love it."
At the convention, women in their twenties to forties talked about their love for toy ponies, reports the Nottingham Post.
Many were dressed in My Little Pony t-shirts or fancy-dress outfits. Some wore brightly coloured wigs.
The conference also included a series of specialist talks, screenings and an extensive display of tens of thousands of the collectable toys.
Dozens of male fans, who proudly call themselves Bronies, raved about the My Little Pony series at the convention.
My Little Pony was first launched in 1983 by toy maker Hasbro, and has been relaunched several times since, inspiring an animated feature-length film and three TV cartoon series.
Doesn't mean she shouldn't spend her money the way she wants to. I know a guy that collects postage stamps.
People need to grow up. Infantile.
That’s okay. The rest of the world thinks so too.
Far as I know, most if not all the pony fans are also Obama fans.
The dems seem to have a thing for ponies. And skittles.
One of the girls in an earlier article was on Free Republic.
This is her way of growing up. She spends her own money on the hobby rather than her parents’ money. She’s having a good time.
As a professional square dance caller one might see me as playing “ring around the rosie” when I tell the dancers to circle left. I see it as preserving and promoting a great American folk activity.
Crazy is okay these days I guess.
Imagine these people after the SHTF. These people will probably be the first to go I bet.
Oh, but the pony folks *are* grown up. These are not kids we’re talking about.
A story from the “Brony” wars. . .
My oldest daughter is in college, and was wearing an anime T-shirt (Neon Genesis: Evangelion, to be exact. . ). An obnoxious “Brony” boy was berating her for her “bad choice” of entertainment.
He then started eating some Skittles. She floored him (and forced him to spit them out. . .) by saying:
“You **KNOW** where Skittles come from, right ?? They’re Unicorn Poop. . .”
And everyone else in earshot was ROFLing. . .
My Little Pony has apparently grown up to my little neurosis.
It’s OK if you’re a girl or a woman ‘cause it’s a girl thing,as long as you don’t go crazy. I like Barbie dolls,especially the ones in the fancy dresses that are released for the holidays.
As far as the guys are concerned,no.
“My Little Pony has apparently grown up to my little neurosis.”
My daughter in college told me about the “My Little Pony” phenomenon and how it was quite the rage with a cult following, and encouraged me to watch it. I don’t think I made it past 5 minutes. Propaganda, brainwashing, social engineering, sublims...sheesh!
She’s CFS. Cannibal Food Supply.
MREs: Morons Ready to Eat.
Back in the 50's and 60's I used to collect baseball cards. Fortunately I finally outgrew that childish hobby and threw them away.........
There is no one in that picture that has any chance of “getting lucky” that night. Just sayin’.
Dude, check out the dream house at 16.
I can imagine what its like when you enter tha home
My wifes sister spent a ton getting most if not all
Beany Babies thinking it was a great investment for
From the article:
"My friends think Im crazy anyway and my family love it."
And the Clinton Administration did their part to keep the price of Beanie Babies inflated. They prohibited travelers from Asia from bringing more than 2 of any doll into the country.
That was what Clinton treated as a “national security” issue. For Obama, it is bootleg recordings of music, video, and porn.
“But the United States Customs Service, acting upon a request from the Beanie Baby manufacturer, Ty Inc., has placed a limit of one Beanie Baby per family for people re-entering the United States.”
My husband had a co-worker who was wild about beanie babies. I wasn’t made aware of how crazy she was about it until about five hours after I had given birth to our daughter. The co-worker came to my room to visit (she and my husband were both Navy CORPSmen at Balboa Naval Hospital at the time), and I got a run down on everything beanie baby...All I remember thinking was, I was exhausted and starving, and where the heck was my husband. This girl had no clue. So when I see beanie babies now, I get very angry. ;o)
Yeah, I know several people who did the same thing, spending obscene amounts of money on those dumb little Chinese beanbags.
Not long ago, I saw a “price guide” for Beanies that was published at the peak of the craze. It had projections for what their value would be in 10 or 15 years, and there were very few that were projected to be worth less than $100, and there were many in the thousands.
Today you can’t even get the $5 that they originally cost.
I hear you.When I got drug along to go visit them I dreaded hearing
all those stories and hearing all about the Babies she got since the
The attic is now packed with these worthless toys
I learned long ago not to bring up the subject.
I’ve bought a few “Hello Kitty” items simply for mockery.
I saw that. Not written well. Maybe her family love the fact her friends thinks she’s crazy?
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. corintians
How many Barbies do you have?
Only a few. I also have a few G.I.Joes.
A Ranger,a Marine,two WWII soldiers,JFK in his Navy uniform.
My main obsession is the Tampa Bay Lightning and I am PISSED that there might not be a season.
Why is collecting baseball cards childish?
Hockey in Florida. Do you think they have Jai Alai in Siberia?
I doubt they have Jai Alai in Siberia,LOL.
That’s a brutal game,BTW.
You’d be surprised by the large number of hockey fans here in Florida,and it’s not just the Canadians who live down here part-time.
Do they have a Manon Rhéaume Barbie?
Do I really have to respond to your question?
Sorry bro, I have a general belief that most people would recognize humor and sarcasm when it is posted. I guess I'm wrong........
It was sarcasm, it was humor, it was both..
Fer cryin out loud, I didn't mean to offend anyone, especially you. Enjoy your Beenie Babies, your Barbie Dolls and especially your baseball cards that I threw away and hopefully you found and do with them what you want......SHEESH!
That would be cool if they did.
1) I am a “Sis”,not a “Bro”.
2) Calm your nerves.
Ay,yi,yi! And people tell ME I’m high-strung and easily upset.
I wonder if they have the famous "Hello Kitty" AR-15 for home defense. :)
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