Dolly Review: My Little Pony Express (January Box)

I’m a G1 My Little Pony collector, so it should come as no surprise how much I love My Little Pony Express.  I first learned about this fun Etsy shop from the blog Never Grow Up.  Never Grow Up did a really great Q and A with Etsy owner, Ruth. Definitely check it out if you have a chance!

MLP Express Logo

MLP Express Logo

What is this My Little Pony Express, you ask?  Well, here’s a quick run down.  You’ve probably seen ads all over facebook and social media about ‘subscription boxes’, monthly boxes filled with a variety of mystery items.  My Little Pony Express is a subscription box that features G1 ponies and accessories!  Sounds awesome, right?  Well, it totally is.

At the moment, you have a few options available through the My Little Pony Express etsy shop.  There are two different boxes offered.  You can order the Classic Collector Box, which features one pony of display quality(or 2, if you get the double box), that ponies original back story printed on quality paper and a handful of accessories.

Another option is the 2 for 25 Play Pony box, which features two My Little Ponies in played with condition and an accessory or two.  It’s a great option for those who are looking to grow their collection two surprise ponies at a time!

Both sets feature ponies that have received a full make over.  The body will be washed and the hair will be shampooed and styled. At the time of this posting, you can order a subscription box for a single month or three months.

When you purchase a subscription package, you’ll also be asked to provide a list of what you might be looking for, things to stay away from and/or keep an eye out for, that sort of thing.  My mom coyly asked me prior to my birthday to put a list of my favorite ponies together early December.

One thing I love about this program is that all ponies are treated equally.  You could have a common pony in your box or you could have a rare one!  You don’t have to pay extra for a chance to get a super special pony.  (That being said, I’m not holding my breath when it comes to the Mimic that was listed in my top six!)

For my birthday, I received three months of the Classic Collector Box. Of course, I wanted to share the excitement of my subscription boxes with you, too!  So here’s a look at what was in the January box!!!

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

Bubbles

The lovely pony in my January subscription box was Bubbles.   I love ponies that are in unique body positions and Bubbles fits that bill 100%.  Instead of standing on four legs, she sits!  Bubbles has an adorable diamond on her forehead, which is another reason I was drawn to her.  She’s one of those ponies that is adorable in her simplicity.

MLP and the New Friends

MLP and the New Friends

Sticker and comb

Sticker and comb

Also in my My Little Pony Express January box was her back story, a fun My Little Pony storybook, a comb and sticker!

Everything!

Everything!

My Little Pony Express delivers on all fronts.  The concept is fantastic, the ponies seem to be in great shape and the extra’s are pretty neat! On top of that, it’s obvious effort was put into every aspect of this subscription box. I could not be happier and I have a feeling I’ll be renewing my subscription once my three months are over! You can find My Little Pony Express on Etsy and Facebook.

Box

Box

I have two more boxes waiting in the wings (February and March), but until then, answer me this.  What MLP would you want in your My Little Pony Express box?  What do you think of this concept in general?  Leave your thoughts below!

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January 22, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized.

11 Comments

  1. Bad touch Bear replied:

    I think this is a wonderful way to fix damaged MLP dolls from the wear and tear of play; I’ve seen plenty of OOAK dolls on eBay but to have them made up as they originally looked is something new to me.

    Since know I have two (I use to have a whole bunch when younger), I think I’d want one with sparkles in the plastic or a scented one. I still have a ‘Rocket’ MLP somewhere – I loved the smell of the plastic until I realized taking them in the tub resulted in a mildew smell.

    24 years later it STILL smells like mildew.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Yeah, water and ponies don’t mix! I’ve seen the sparkles one you’re talking about. Those are pretty neat looking!

  2. Gwen Doll ❤ (@dollbunnyx) replied:

    I think this is an amazing idea! I love original My Little Ponies, I’ll definitely be subscribing, thanks for a great review! 🙂

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I highly recommend giving this a shot. You’ll love it!

  3. Teresa B. replied:

    Oh my goodness, this is great! I actually have Bubbles. I love some of the shy faces of some of the ponies, like this one. I actually have that book too! This is too fun, I may have to take her up on this offer. I would want any of the 1st wave Princess Ponies or Twice as Fancy Ponies. I have very few of either of those and would love to have more!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Hi Teresa! What a coincidence that you have the pony AND book! I would definitly try this for a month. It’s one thing when you order a pony off of ebay, but a whole other thing when you know you have a pony on the way, but no idea which! So exciting!

  4. jSarie replied:

    This is a solid concept for a monthly box!

    The main issue I have with most of the subscription boxes I’ve seen is that you end up getting too many things (and in the more loosely themed too many things that you might not be interested in), and this box seems to avoid that nicely.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Right! I was just telling my mom the same thing. I love how specific this box it. Now, if only they’d start one for Jem or Liddle Kiddles or something like that!

  5. Dolly Review: My Little Pony Express (February) | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] They were gifted to me for my birthday.  For more information on the service, check out my January Box post.  I’m jumping straight to the fun stuff in this box opening […]

  6. Dolly Review: My Little Pony Express (March) | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] brought me Bubbles.  February brought me an Italian Posey. Here’s what was in my March subscription […]

  7. Dolly Review: My Little Pony Express Subscription Box (April) | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] As I mentioned before, the Italian pony has a collector pose head, as opposed to the head Bubbles uses, which curls in more. Italian Seashell looks straight ahead with no tilt of the head. Besides […]

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