My Little Pony

March 26, 2013

A few weeks ago I was looking around ebay FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER and noticed that a comic which came out just a couple months ago is really hot right now. And it struck me as being a really unlikely candidate for quick price appreciation.

The book was My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. And by hot, I mean $130, or $225, or $300 for some of the variant covers.

Yeah.

I couldn’t figure out who was laying down that sort of scratch for My Little Pony books–even crazy parents would top out at $25 on a first-print book for their kid, right?

Then Galley Friend B.D. sent me this story. And it all made sense.

Warning: This is totally, completely, safe for work. But you’re going to need to shower afterwards anyway.

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Mike Collins March 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm

For those who just can’t get enough of this topic, google “bronie.” Reminds me of the gay unicorn cartoons they used to post on KSK a few years ago, maybe there’s an unmet market need for a comic book based on his adventures.

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Judith March 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Well, they are “EXTRA Limited Editions” and have thoughtfully included a blank page on the back for those who go to the signings.

Sadly, I’m in no position to mock, having spent a fair amount of disposable income and a lot more time collecting various editions of the Trixie Belden books of my childhood. I’ve even gone to a convention. Thank goodness, I’m pretty sure I paid less than $50 for the diamond back hardcover with dust jacket edition of Secret of the Mansion:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-Trixie-Belden-1-Secret-of-the-Mansion-HC-w-DJ-Rare-Golden-Press-Edition-/370772918102?pt=US_Childrens_Books&hash=item5653c9bf56

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