This set of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic bedding and curtain will be adored by any young fan of the hit toy line and cartoon.
One thing about fandom, whether it’s sports, movies, or toy ponies, is that you like to wear your fandom with pride. That includes in your own room.
The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show has become a firm favourite in our household – mostly with our daughter, but I’ve been pretty taken with it too. It’s the perfect mainstream antidote to divert girls from damaging princess stereotypes.
Character World sent us these exclusive items for my daughter’s bedroom. The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Bedding features 3 of the 6 central characters – Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, and Fluttershy. For some reason, these seem to be the most common ponies you find on merchandise (and for some reason, Apple Jack appears to be the most frequently excluded. Let’s get #WheresAppleJack trending on Twitter).
Luckily, Twilight Sparkle is my daughter’s favourite character. Less relevant, but I’ll tell you anyway – Rainbow Dash is my favourite. My daughter has much more solid reasons – she likes Twilight’s love of books & study, that she’s wise, and people look to her for leadership. On the other hand, I simply think Rainbow Dash looks cool.
Anyway, the duvet is reversible, and thankfully so. One side is VERY pink, and we both agreed this is very un-MLP like. However, the other side is fine, featuring the 3 ponies, a rainbow bridge, and the kingdom’s castle Canterlot (see what they did there?).
The pillow is from the same fabric design as the pink side of the duvet, but combined with the reverse of the duvet, that’s ok.
Some may not like the fabric of this My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic bedding. It’s not cotton, but breathable polyester microfibre. While obviously not as nice as cotton, I don’t mind and neither does our daughter – but my wife is only 100% cotton will do when it comes to bedding, so this was a big cross against it for her.
I can’t really say much about the curtains I’m afraid, as we have blinds in our house. They are unlined, which in my experience lets in more light than wanted, and are made from the same pinktastic fabric and pattern of the bedding of which we were not fans – but I’m sure a pink loving MLP fan would love them hanging in their room.
As it is, our daughter is rather taken with her new duvet.
These items are exclusive to Argos in the UK. We received them free of charge for the purposes of this review.