Ten Pop Icons Turned Into My Little Pony Toys by Mari Kasurinen

If you were a child or indeed had a child in the 80’s you are the generation that is going to be able to spot a My Little Pony a mile off. So you will enjoy these amazing (if a little weird) sculptures by artist Mari Kasurinen. My Little Pony will never be the same again…


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My Little Pony: StormTrooper Style

10 – My Little StormTrooper – marikasurinen.com

FACT: While the toy was aimed at young female girls, these days there is a growing group of adult male collectors called bronies. These people not only collect them but also make their own adult style artwork as well.

My Little Pony: The Beatles Style

9 – My Little Beatles – marikasurinen.com

FACT: My Little Pony has been revamped no less than four times with new and more modern styles and looks to appeal to a new market. There was even a plot script going around for a live action movie!

My Little Pony: Star Trek Style

8 – My Little Trekkie – marikasurinen.com

FACT: The patent for “My Little Pony” came before the idea of them! The idea was created in 1982 by American illustrator and designer Bonnie Zacherle, but at the time she was working with sculptor Charles Muenchinger who had submitted a design patent in August 1981 for an ornamental design for a toy animal. They then just placed the 2 ideas together and launched the toy in 1983.

My Little Pony: Edward Scissorhands Style

7 – My Little Scissorhands – marikasurinen.com

FACT: A world-famous boutique called “Collette” celebrated the 30th birthday of My Little Pony by making 30 exclusive sweatshirts designed by Andrea Crews, that each sold for £5,000+ Although the money did go to charity.

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My Little Pony: Lady Gaga Style

6 – My Little Lady Gaga – marikasurinen.com

FACT: Lady Gaga has actually been quoted as saying said that My Little Pony inspired her “Born This Way single and album.” What she said was this”I had My Little Ponies, I was obsessed with the idea of a creature that was born with something magical that sort of made them the misfit in the world of the stallion.” weird indeed, but true.

My Little Pony: Kill Bill Style

5 – My Little Kill Bill – marikasurinen.com

FACT: Can you name all the styles of my little Ponies? Well in 1982 it was originally just Earth Ponies but then there were Pegasus Ponies, Unicorn Ponies, Flutter Ponies and Sea Ponies, Flutter Ponies, Windy Wing and the Summer Wing Ponies, and there were even some male ponies called Big Brother Ponies!

My Little Pony: Jack Sparrow Style

4 – My Little Jack Sparrow – marikasurinen.com

FACT: The biggest official toy range was a rather large 3-foot (0.91 m) plush-pony line which was first available for sale in Australia inside a giant grabber machine. While only 50 were ever made they are often seen on auction sites like eBay going for thousands of pounds.

My Little Pony: Batman Style

3 – My Little Batman – marikasurinen.com

FACT: Since the toys launch in 1983 Hasbro have sold over 100 million My Little Pony toys to date, but the year a new style or toy is added and that number is still growing!

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My Little Pony: Alien Style

2 – My Little Alien – marikasurinen.com

FACT: OK, so it wasn’t much cop, but I do remember the My Little Pony movie that was released in 1986. At the time it featured some big name voices like Danny Devito, Rhea Perlman and Tony Randall.

My Little Pony: Iron-Man Style

1 – My Little Iron-Man – marikasurinen.com

FACT: Taking all the toy and rejuvenation ranges into account the special world the Ponies live in called ‘Equestria’ is rather overcrowded, in fact, there is over 100 of them from point of writing this. Even my little ponies have overpopulation issues.

Author: Gus Barge

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