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Friday Five: My Little Pony

Beginning life in 1981 as My Pretty Pony, the MLP franchise went on to conquer the world. Or the attentions of young girls and adult men, at any rate! I can't say I'm a fan of the modern reincarnation - where are the pastel colours?? - but G1 is a whole different matter. Here are my five favourites... #5. Applejack Applejack always looks kind of shy. Or, you know, as shy as a plastic pony can look. #4. Bubbles There are other ponies that sit on their butts, but Bubble is the cutest. #3. Star Dancer The only thing better than a plastic pony is a glitter plastic pony! #2. Starshine Rainbow hair and wings - what's not to love? :) I bought a Starshine for Marianna's nursery shelves when she was a baby. #1.   Daffodil Cute pony for my favourite flower. <3 Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments! :) For more like this, click the image below:

Vampirella UK Magazine Guide

This short lived UK version of IPC's Vampirella was launched in February 1975 and lasted just four issues. 1 2 3 4 #1. February 1975. Full issue available on Flickr . #2. March 1975. Full issue available on Flickr . #3. April 1975. Full issue available on Flickr . #4. May 1975. For more like this please click the image below:

Beverly Hills, 90210

Beverly Hills, 90210 was a US teen drama which originally aired from October 1990 to May 2000. It spawned a whole franchise of TV shows and, more pertinently for the remit of this blog, a 1991 range of tie-in dolls by Mattel. Dolls ★ Brandon - box front / box back . ★ Kelly - box front / box back . ★ Brenda - box front / box back . ★ Dylan - box front / box back . ★ Donna - box front / box back . ★ Gift Set (Brandon, Brenda & Dylan) - box front / box back . Accessories ★  Peach Pit Snack Shop - box front / box back. ★ 4x4 Cruiser - box front / box back. Fashions ★ Brandon - box front / box back . ★ Kelly - box front / box back . ★ Brenda - box front / box back . ★ Dylan - box front / box back. ★ Donna - box front / box back . For more like this, please click the image below:

A - Z of Fanfiction Recs

February 15th was the sixth annual International Fanworks Day , and in (belated) honour of the occasion here is an A-Z of some of my all time favourite fanworks. I'm using the Archive of our Own's content rating system which runs the gamut from family friendly 'G' to not safe for work 'E'. A is for... Agatha Christie Poirot Comes Clean by Jade56 [ 3600 words | rated T | 2017] I mean, you could argue that the TV show isn't just one long chronicling of Poirot's pash for Hastings but you would be wrong. Obviously. This is the sweetest little love confession fic, and I always imagine it being set some time around Suchet!ABC Murders, when Poirot is so thrilled to have Hastings home he's even happy to have Cedric the caiman stinking out the apartment. They're at peak domesticity there. B is for... Buffy the Vampire Slayer Divided by Jackson [? words | rated E | 2001] Okay so this is actually three fics, Divided in which Toth's st

Marvel Rising Secret Warriors

Hasbro teamed up with Marvel to release a range of 11 inch tall 'Secret Warrior' dolls in 2018. The main line was fully articulated, then there were budget 'training outfit' and secret identity dolls with fewer joints and some molded clothing - much like Mattel's Super Hero Girls dolls. Secret Warriors ★  Patriot  -  box front  / box back. ★  Ghost-Spider Gwen Stacey  -  box front  /  box back . ★  Squirrel Girl  -  box front  /  box back . ★  Ms. Marvel - box front / box back. ★  America Chavez  -  box front  /  box back . ★  Daisy Johnson (Quake) - box front / box back . Training Outfit ★  Dante Pertuz - box front / box back . ★  America Chavez - box front / box back. ★  Ms. Marvel - box front / box back . ★  Daisy Johnson (Quake) - box front / box back . Secret Identity ★  Ghost-Spider Gwen Stacey - box front / contents / box back. ★  Daisy Johnson (Quake) - box front / contents / box back. Deluxe ★