Since 1984, the My Little Pony toy range has had an on-again-off-again TV spin-off series that has somehow managed to garner a rather large group of adult fans. And in the past few weeks, these fans have been in the news for a variety of reasons. Is 2012 going to be the year My Little Pony finally takes over the world?
First, there was the fuss over a popular website which had been offering downloads of the latest series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but which was allegedly ordered to stop doing so. For members of the ‘brony’ community, this was a terrible event, and many took to the internet to vent their frustration.
Now comes news that the New York Times has run an item in its corrections column about the misidentification of a My Little Pony character in an article about a young couple. So it looks as if the franchise is really starting to make headlines, and ‘serious’ journalists are being careful to correct even the smallest mistakes. Plenty to talk about at BroNYCon in a few days, then!