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" Mio Mini Pony: Il Diario della FelicitÓ " ...the world of MLPs made in Italy

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About ponies made in Italy... Who and when made them? | Field Guide to Ponies made in Italy | URBAN LEGENDS... | PROTOTYPES | HYBRIDS | 1984: the original set of ponies | "La Stalla delle Stelle" - the Stable playset | "La Dolce Stalletta" - the Parlor playset | Second set: Earth ponies | Second set: Pegasi & Unicorns | "Ca*Stell" - the Castle playset | "La Casca*Stella" - the Waterfall playset | Third set: Earth ponies | Third set: Pegasi & Unicorns | MioMiniPony Arcobaleno - Rainbow Ponies | Baby ponies: the Nursery and the Buggy playsets | 1987: Megan and her pony | 1987: time for a change - the last IT ponies | Pony wear | Pony-related gadgets & stuff | find out more...
* Melania & Melozzo *

Melania (US counterpart: Applejack) is the first pony to introduce the typical Italian pattern of pony-name giving: an actual person name (while rarely US ponies have human names) hiding a word play that refers to the pony symbol. Mela is, in fact the word for an apple. Melania is orange-bodied and yellow maned.

A latter issue of a very similar pony (same colours, same symbol) but in the 82 mold is often mistaken for a variation of Melania. Anyways, unlikely the UK version of Applejack (which is merely the same pony in different pose) the 82 Italian pony is actually a different character: his name is Melozzo, and he is someway the male counterpart of Melania. He has NO freckles. (Compare with Timmy & Tammy)

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Female and male version compared...

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