I used to be a very big fan of MLP, and have fond childhood memories of them and was quite into the cartoon.
However, I do not like this whole "bring back the 80's" trend with toys and merchendise that would normally be aimed at children, but is aimed at the aging *born/lived in the 80's* generation. As much as I love the 80's (with a passion) I'm not in any hurry to go out buying mlp and carebears just because I am mourning my lost childhood. Hot Topic for example...*which I hope won't start a new topic within this topic* gives me the impression of a bunch of trendy/goth people who didn't even LIVE through most of the 80's going "OMG MLP is SOOOOOO freaking HARDCORE!" I'm sorry, but when one wears a super baggy Hot Topic sweatshirt that sports a cute fuzzy bear with a cloud on his stomach and a heart on his rear does /not/ allow me to take them seriously and I /certainly/ don't view them as "omg HARDCORE". I shudder at the thought that my precious memories have turned into /that/. Sure we can all feel nostalgic, and it's fun, collect away if you have the means, everyone needs some fun in their life..but I'm almost 19 year's old. I have rent to pay, I cant be spending it on toys I'm never going to play with, even if they are fun to look at.
I'm not ranting or venting..I guess I just don't understand the obsession.
Wolf stuffed animals on the otherhand..well..there's an addiction. *Shamefully scoots away having revealed her weakness*
So, in short, I'm not against MLP or Carebears or whatever in /any/ way..I'm against what they have /become/. I seriously don't like feeling that my childhood memories mean nothing now that they're now available to the public who won't appreciate them the same way I did when I was younger.
There. I said it.