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My Little Pony is a line of toys that was first released in the early 1980s.
It featured six original ponies named Snuzzle, Butterscotch, Blue Belle, Minty, Blossom and Cotton Candy. All the toys had colourful bodies, bright manes and tails, and unique symbols on their flank.
The popularity of the original My Little Pony dolls saw a franchise grow that included an animated TV show, books and a range of other merchandise all based on the first generation of toys. Since then several generations of My Little Ponies have been released with the most recent being in 2010 and including the main My Little Pony characters Twilight Sparkle, Spike, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity and Fluttershy.
This most recent generation includes a television series called 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic', two television specials and a movie which was released in 2017. The My Little Pony TV show is now in season nine and has become a firm favourite with little girls and boys, making My Little Pony toys and merchandise great gift ideas for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.
My Little Pony toys, games and clothing can be purchased online from a range of retailers including Amazon, Argos and Smyths but we have made the search easier for you by putting together a list of some of the most my popular My Little Pony toys and gifts. For more gift inspiration you can also find the best Peppa Pig gifts for kids and the best unicorn toys for kids here.
Kidadl's Top Pick
All of the My Little Pony products and toys featured in this list will make perfect gifts for a young fan but we have chosen this My Little Pony playset to take our top spot as it has a wow factor that we think any child will love. What's more, it is packed full of features and comes with a range of accessories which will provide hours of new and exciting play and additional toys that are compatible for playing with it can also be purchased separately making the possibilities for imaginative play almost endless.
1. My Little Pony Magical School Of Friendship Playset With Twilight Sparkle Figure
One of the most popular 'My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic' toys, this wonderful My Little Pony castle in 22 inches tall with three magical tiers for kids to play on with their My Little Ponies. It is based on the School of Friendship, a private school founded by Twilight Sparkle in the TV show which was set up to teach ponies and other creatures from Equestria about the magic of friendship. The playset comes with a Twilight Sparkle pony included as well as a range of accessories inspired by season eight of the TV show including hats, capes, jewellery and books for the figure to use. The castle has opening doors, lights and sounds, and a lever activated elevator so that your child can bring their favourite episodes from Equestria to life and pretend to teach and learn in the magical school building.
- Price: £59.99
- Age: 3+
- Playset with 24 accessories
- Designed for 3 inch My Little Pony toys
- Requires 3 x AA batteries
Best For Families On A Budget
2. My Little Pony Blopens Creative Case
This Blopens set will let your child create fantastic airbrush style pictures of their favourite characters by using the five pony stencils, five sheets of paper and the four mini Blopens that are included. Setting up to create a masterpiece is simple as the box becomes an easel that even has handy storage holes to keep the pens when not in use. Kids can blow into the pens at different pressures for different effects and can use the pens as normal for finishing touches.
- Price: £7.98
- Age: 4+
Best For Creative Kids
3. My Little Pony Carry Along Colouring Set
Another great gift option that won't break the bank but will provide hours of creative fun is this carry along colouring set. The pad comes with 64 colouring sheets and even has a little handle making it easy to pick up and take anywhere which is perfect for keeping a child occupied on a long journey. Your child will be able to help bring their favourite characters to life and use their own artistic imagination to create bright and fun scenes. The set comes with five crayons but children can also have fun experimenting with other colouring tools such as pens, pencils and paints. Reviews say that although compact, the book has plenty of colouring designs to choose from and that the quality of the product and print is great for the price.
- Price: £2.52
- Age: 3+
- Includes 5 crayons
- 64 colouring sheets
- Ideal for travelling
Best For Kids On The Go
4. My Little Pony Backpack
The cute backpack features pastel illustrations of some My Little Pony favourites including Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy alongside coloured stars and My Little Pony phrases. It is a great all round bag that can be used for school, for sports or for when out and about at the weekend. It has a large main compartment, external pocket and a mesh pouch that is ideal for holding a drinks bottle.
- Price: £11.24
- 3 external pockets
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- 8 litre capacity
Best For Stylish Kids
5. My Little Pony Girls' Unicorn Ponies Dress
If you are looking for a gift that is a little bit different from other My Little Pony toys, this lovely navy dress is sure to delight any little girl who loves the TV show. This adorable dress is covered with My Little Pony characters including Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy along with the words 'best friends'. The repeating pattern is bright and colourful and the dress designed for comfort so that it can be worn anytime, anywhere. It is an officially licensed piece of clothing, exclusively designed for Character UK and reviews say the quality and fit are excellent. It comes in a variety of sizes starting from two years and going up to age 10 which is perfect for if you have more than one fan in the family.
- Price: £12.95
- Age: Available in sizes 2-10 years
- 100% cotton
- Long sleeved
- Officially licensed merchandise
Best For My Little Pony Figures Collectors
6. My Little Pony Meet The Mane 6 Ponies Collection
This set of My Little Pony Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle toys is a great option for any fan who is new to watching the show. These 'Mane 6' My Little Pony minis stand at three inches tall which makes them suitable for playing with a range of other My Little Pony playsets and they still have all the colourful details that make the ponies so well loved. Each figure has a character-inspired pose which helps bring the TV show to life and will help kids spend hours imagining adventures in Ponyville and beyond.
- Price: £26.99
- Age: 3+
- 3 inch figures
- From the Friendship Is Magic range
Best For Larger Toys
7. My Little Pony Magical Kiss Unicorn Princess Celestia
Princess Celestia is the ruler of Equestria, the nation where Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and the other ponies live. With this white Princess Celestia figure, your child can become best friends with the princess who blows kisses, makes sounds, has a light up unicorn horn and flapping wings. The figure also comes with three surprise accessories packed away in a potion bottle which your child will have to open to reveal them. The figure is large in scale, at eight inches tall and has pastel hair, a golden tiara and detailed finishes that make it really magical.
- Price: £30
- Age: 3+
- Requires 2 x AA batteries (included)
- Comes with 3 surprise accessories
- 8 inch scale
Best My Little Pony Toys For Role Play
8. My Little Pony Teapot Palace
One of the most popular My Little Pony toys, this magical playset lets your child enjoy a make believe tea party with their pony friends. The teapot has a lid that open and it makes bubbling and twinkly sounds to add to the enchantment. The shutter on the side of the palace opens to reveal a pony picture and start the musical theme tune which your child will love singing along to. The base contains two teacups, two saucers and two pretend cutie mark biscuits for the perfect imaginative tea time treat with Pinkie Pie or any of the other My Little Ponies. Once the tea has been drunk and the biscuits have been eaten, everything can be packed back inside the teapot ready for next time.
- Price: £18.59
- Age: 3+
- Everything packs away inside the teapot
- 2 x AAA batteries required (included)
Best For Soft Toys
9. Ty My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle Beanie
If you are looking for a My Little Pony teddy that is perfect for little girls and boys to cuddle to sleep at night, then this My Little Pony plush toy from Ty would make a great gift. The plush fabric makes it great for snuggling into and it has bright colourful details including a lifelike mane, unicorn horn and wings. The toy is a collectable and there are others available in the style of different characters.
- Price: £8.95
- Age: 3+
- 7 inches in height
- Brightly coloured with embroidered details
- Plush fabric
Best For Retro Toys
10. My Little Pony Pretty Parlor Playset with Peachy the Pony
To mark the 35th anniversary of My Little Pony, this authentic reproduction of the original My Little Pony character Peachy in her pretty parlour has been reissued so that new fans can enjoy it just as much as children did back in the '80s. The parlour comes with 16 different pieces including a Peachy toy, her cat Twinkles and a range of accessories for her including hats, saddle, bridle, brush and basket. The entire playset closes into a carry case that looks like a horsebox which makes it easy for storing and for taking when on holiday or travelling. As the set also comes with a podium, kids can enjoy putting Peachy on it and grooming her ready for a big show or meet her other My Little Pony pals.
- Price: £17.14
- Age: 3+
- Contains 16 different accessories
- Details like the original set
Best For Outside
11. My Little Pony Scooter
If you are looking for My Little Pony toys that your child can use in the garden or at the park then this will make the perfect gift for a child who loves being active and playing outside. This folding scooter is decorated with vibrant images and has colourful wheels, brake and handles. Whilst any child will have fun zooming about on it, this scooter has also been designed with safety in mind. It has an anti-slip footplate, rear footbrake and easy grip handles. It does require some assembly before use but once put together, the handlebar height can be adjusted as needed and when not in use it can be folded up for easier storage.
- Price: £34.35
- Age: 5-8 years
- Assembly required
- Adjustable handlebar height
- Easy folding design
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. We hope this list of the most popular My Little Pony toys and merchandise has given you plenty of gift inspiration and maybe even a little walk down memory lane. For more, take a look at the best Paw Patrol gifts that kids will love, or for something different take a look at our list of the best Disney princess gifts for your little prince or princess.
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