So I was at the store earlier today and saw one of the horrendously non-canon toys Hasbro makes for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They have a talking Princess Celestia who is not only the wrong color (she’s white, not pink, in the show), but when you press the button sticking out of her flank, she says the stupidest, most vapid things that are SO NOT LIKE HER in the show AT ALL. When I pushed the button, she said, “My wings are so pretty!” And I laughed out loud in the store because it was just so wrong. I pushed it again and her wings lit up with flashing lights and she said, “I will light the way.”
Princess Celestia is normally the wise Christopher Robin type character of the show who’s older and more level-headed than most of the other characters. The Gandalf, the Dumbledore. You get the idea. Imagine Dumbledore saying, “My wings are so pretty!” like he means it.
I mean, WTF? Where do they come up with these awful toys? It’s like they’re designed by people who have not only never seen the show, but were maybe shown a five second glimpse of what the character looked like, then, a month later, told to remake the character from memory. O__o
Would I have liked this toy as a kid? Maybe. I would have been happy to have a pony princess who was both a unicorn and a pegasus, and the light up wings would have earned it major points. But the fact that she’s not canon would not have sat well with me. The pink body, the completely wrong colored hair… That would have bothered the hell out of me!
Here’s a convenient video of all her sayings that I found on YouTube: