Remember those vintage My Little Pony toys you or your sister played with when you were a kid? Well, it turns out some of those happy little ponies can sell for obscene amounts of money on eBay. The pony culture has even given birth to an unexpected breed of adult male fans, aptly named Bronies (who you can read all about here). That said, it's important to note that not all My Little Pony toys are worth a lot, no matter how old they are. In fact, when it comes to answering which My Little Ponies are the most valuable, it's not quite so cut and dry. The truth is that while some ponies are definitely rarer than others, there's no solid price guide that can tell you exactly how much any of them are definitively worth.
A great deal of determining the value of rare My Little Pony toys is simply a matter of supply and demand. In other words, they're pretty much worth whatever someone out there is willing to pay. That said, a few things will definitely increase their selling power. Among such determining factors are where they were made, how they were sold, and how well they've been preserved. In general, ponies that were either only available in countries outside the USA or through mail-order programs will likely sell for a great deal more than those that were available in stores nationwide. Packaging is also a big factor, as a pony in mint condition that's never been removed from its original box can easily shoot up a few hundred dollars in value.
Here you'll get a look at some of the most valuable My Little Pony toys that have ever actually been sold on eBay, as well as how much they went for.
Sold For: $1,550.00
When it comes to rarity, Princess Repunzel is about as hard to find as it gets. Even out of the box and looking like her long, flowing hair had seen better days, this one went on eBay for over $1,500. Part of what makes this specific pony so rare is that she was never sold in stores. She was part of one of several mail order rewards programs and could only be received by collecting and mailing in a number of proofs of purchase.
Sold For: $575.00
Among the rarest princess ponies of the G1 Pegasus Pony collection is Princess Pristina, who sports a pretty turquoise coloring with a mane made of yellow hair with green tinsel. One eBay user recently hit the jackpot when they came across this hard-to-find collectible in mint condition. Though she's hard enough to find, even unpackaged, this particular sale included her clip-on crown, star pick, dark pink wand, and original packaging, which surely help increase her sale price.
Sold For: $510.00
Collection: Windy Wing Pony
In 1988-1989, the Windy Wing Pony collection was released, featuring a set of ponies who had beautiful butterfly wings. While finding one out the box can net you as much as $65.00, an original pony in her unopened packaging can increase the price substantially.
Sold For: $457.99
Collection: Twice As Fancy
A Generation 1 Yum Yum Pegasus in her unopened package has become a rare commodity indeed. You can cash in for hundreds if you have this little cotton candy-making beauty in her original 1987 selling condition.