PARADISE heritage
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The paradise Estate was the crowning glory of every My little Pony playsets. Costing a lining £60 in UK shop (which was the main reason ns never had one, LOL), the estate was very first introduced in the My tiny Pony Movie, as an alternative home for the Ponies ~ the Smooze wiped the end Dream Castle. Technically, therefore, it belongs in 1986 - however it"s UK release coincided with the characters from the film in 1987, i m sorry is why it"s here. Equipped with furniture of all kinds - televisions, couches, clocks, lamps, tables, chairs - also a refrigerator of goodies and a swimming pool - this to be literally, every pony"s paradise.

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The over photo is native the Hasbro promotional catalogue, courtesy the Pranceatron. Spicy eyed world will currently have noticed Paradise in the foreground, together a regular pegasus pony. There has often been debate about this and whether or no this version of Paradise was either make or offered with the estate.

It"s really clear that, at part point, Paradise was going to come through Paradise Estate. Not just the Hasbro catalogue, but likewise the insert for the year and the list Hasbro sent me mentions the playset "With paradise Pony." The Fact paper also has Paradise, and also its entry because that Paradise Estate renders clear point out of her, indicating the she was originally going come come v the set. She have the right to just be checked out in the behind of the image, under the swimming pool canopy.

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PARADISE ESTATE: FACT file ENTRY (UK, 1987)

By the time the playset fight the save shelves, it to be decidedly sans pony -which has actually been evidenced by numerous UK pony collectors who had the set from new. And the advert in the My little Pony comic featured numerous of the year"s little ponies - however Paradise was neither pictured or discussed in the notes. therefore what happened? part theories indicate that paradise the therefore Soft was to be sold with the estate, yet got traction at the last minute when So Soft Ponies were (for whatever reason) refuse the UK line. However I"m not persuaded by this. The evidence clearly shows the a prototype that Paradise exist - without so-soft flocking. This suggests that she was an alleged to come out together a typical pegasus pony, lot like Buttons and also Magic Star.

Unless there was a problem with her surname in the UK (and if marketing "Paradise Estate" wasn"t a problem, I have actually no proviso what it would be), the only reasoning appears to be the the playset was already expensive sufficient without a pony companion. There"s nothing in the US literary works that I have seen to intimate any type of intention for the heritage to have actually a pony over there. That is possible, i suppose, that that was the original idea, and also it was just scrapped from every lines. However with the united state release a year prior to the UK one, you would certainly not expect to discover mistakes in the UK marketing product by 1987. every little thing the reasons, i think it to be a tragedy the this variation of paradise was never ever released.


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Of every the pony personalities I loved as a kid, she is the only one the yet remains unattainable.