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Newest member in my collection: Flatfoot Minty from 1982, she came today. I have already given a presentation of Collector Minty, you can read about her here. What is the difference between Minty year 1 and Minty year 2?

Flatfoot ponies were the first My Little Ponies, printed in Year 1 (1982): Minty, Cotton Candy, Snuzzle, Blossom, Butterscotch and Blue Belle. They are called flatfoot ponies because the underside of their hooves are flat, while any other pony printed later than 1982 have concave hooves. The Flatfoot Pose was never used again in its original form.

All six ponies in the Flatfoot set were reprinted the following year in the Collector pose. These ponies are called Collector ponies, and are very similar to the Flatfoot ponies. They have the same names, symbols, colors and accessories, but they are slightly bigger, have longer front legs and concave hooves, and their head is held a little higher.


Flatfoot Minty


Flatfoot Minty (year 1) vs. Collector Minty (year 2). You can see Collector Minty has longer front legs and that Flatfoot Minty’s feet are closer together. Also you can see Collector Minty has her head held a little higher.


Flatfoot Minty (year 1) vs. Collector Minty (year 2)

Flatfoot Minty’s hooves.


Flatfoot Minty (year 1) vs. Collector Minty (year 2). Flat hooves vs. concave hooves.

Minty came with a basic combe and a ribbon.

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Name: Baby Blossom
Type:
 Baby Pony
Year: Year 3 (1984-1985)
Pose: Baby Blossom Pose (1984)
Color: Lavender body, purple eyes and white hair
Symbol: Three white flowers, three white freckles on her nose

Baby Blossom came with a blue rocker, a bib, a pink necklace, a bottle, a bear brush, a scented sticker and a ribbon. Baby Blossom was later released as a Pearlized Baby Pony. Baby Blossom’s mother is Blossom.

Name: Blossom
Type: Flatfoot & Collector Pony
Year: Year 2 (1983-1984)
Pose: Collector pose (1982)
Color: Lavender body, lavender hair and purple eyes
Symbol: Eleven white flowers

Blossom is one of six ponies from year 1. These ponies were originally printed in the Flatfoot pose (which was never used again in its original form) where the undersides of their hooves are flat. All of the six ponies in the Flatfoot set were reprinted the following year in the Collector pose, which is similar to the Flatfoot pose but has concave hooves, longer front legs, and the head held a little higher.

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