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Woman, 27, spends an eye-watering £20,000 My Little Pony collection

A woman has splashed out a staggering £20,000 on her collection of My Little Pony toys and memorabilia, including cash from her student loan and mortgage savings.

Beatrice Salt, 27, from Halesowen, West Midlands, has collected the 80s and 90s well-loved toys since she was just three years old, when she was gifted her first ever pastel plastic pony.

But Beatrice leaves her friends gobsmacked when she reveals that her impressive collection, which fills up her entire study, has set her back more than £20,000.

She has even blown money that she had planned to put towards a deposit for buying a house with her partner Tijay on the collection.

Beatrice Salt (above), 27, from Halesowen, West Midlands, has splashed out a staggering £20,000 on her collection of My Little Pony toys and memorabilia, including cash from her student loan and mortgage savings

The video editor said she had spent years hiding her hoard of memorabilia, but adds that she now couldn’t be prouder of her stable of almost 600 toy ponies. 

‘My collection currently takes up 75 per cent of my study which I call the “pony room” as opposed to the office,’ she explained. ‘I have 39 shelves full of My Little Pony stuff – from roller skates, books and toy castles.

‘There are 21 shelves with 15 to 30 ponies stretched across them. I am running out of space so I have filled the top of the shelves too with pony teddy bears.’

Any new house that Beatrice now plans to buy with Tijay will have to be big enough to house her ever-growing hoard of pastel horses, toys and memorabilia. 

Beatrice has collected the 80s and 90s well-loved toys since she was just three-years-old, when she was gifted her first ever pastel plastic pony (pictured in her study filled with My Little Pony toys)

Beatrice has collected the 80s and 90s well-loved toys since she was just three-years-old, when she was gifted her first ever pastel plastic pony (pictured in her study filled with My Little Pony toys)

The video editor said she had spent years hiding her hoard of memorabilia, but says that she now couldn't be prouder of her stable of almost 600 toy ponies (above)

Any new house that Beatrice now plans to buy with Tijay will have to be big enough to house her ever-growing hoard of pastel horses, toys and memorabilia (above)

The video editor said she had spent years hiding her hoard of memorabilia, but says that she now couldn’t be prouder of her stable of almost 600 toy ponies

The collection has proved to be a great source of comfort for Beatrice throughout her life and became a ‘kind of therapy’.

Beatrice explained that she used to get bullied when she was at school, so it gave her something to find joy in and ‘focus on’.

‘I used to get bullied about anything possible at school so the collection gave me something to focus on,’ she explained. ‘It was kind of therapy for me. I never used to tell anyone about it but now I know it is nothing to be embarrassed about.’

Explaining that she sometimes dips into her mortgage savings to fund her memorabilia, Beatrice said that she is known to ‘prioritise ponies’ as they make her ‘happy’.

As well as using her mortgage savings to expand her collection, Beatrice also admitted that she used to use her student loan to buy ponies every other day. 

She sometimes dips into her mortgage savings to fund her memorabilia and used to use her student loan to buy ponies every other day - and shows no signs of slowing down on her ever-growing collection (above)

She sometimes dips into her mortgage savings to fund her memorabilia and used to use her student loan to buy ponies every other day – and shows no signs of slowing down on her ever-growing collection (above)

She has also found toys at car-boot sales and was once lucky enough to pay just £5 for a rare pony which is normally worth £400 (pictured above)

Beatrice buys around three or four new products a month and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon, scouring the internet daily to bag herself a bargain

Beatrice buys around three or four new products a month and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon, scouring the internet daily to bag herself a bargain

She admitted that she suffers from depression and has days where the only thing that can ‘cheer’ her up is a pony.

Beatrice added that her partner is ‘very supportive’ and doesn’t mind her splashing out her savings to buy a new My Little Pony, even treating her to such gifts himself.  

She explained: ‘I have been known to prioritise ponies over things I need. I am saving for a house but when times are tough, I tend to do what makes me happy rather than save money for a house.

‘Some days are more difficult than others and there’s only one thing that can cheer me up which is a pony.

‘I definitely understand it is important to save for the future but I don’t if it means putting my happiness last. Tijay is very supportive and doesn’t mind if I use my savings to buy a pony.

‘He often treats me to pony-related gifts too which is super sweet.

Since starting her collection, Beatrice has amassed a staggering 580 My Little Pony toys, with the most expensive one costing her £290 (pictured above)

Since starting her collection, Beatrice has amassed a staggering 580 My Little Pony toys, with the most expensive one costing her £290 (pictured above)

Beatrice said that she suffers from depression and has days where the only thing that can 'cheer' her up is a pony, as it has become a source of 'therapy' for her

Beatrice said that she suffers from depression and has days where the only thing that can ‘cheer’ her up is a pony, as it has become a source of ‘therapy’ for her

‘I suffer with depression so he understands that buying something every once and while will give me the re-charge I need.’

Since starting her collection, Beatrice has amassed a staggering 580 My Little Pony toys, with the most expensive one costing her £290.

She explained that she began buying ponies as she thought they were the ‘cutest things’ when she was a child – and still finds them ‘adorable’ today.

And her collection doesn’t just consist of plastic ponies, but she also collects duvet sets, T-shirts, shampoo bottles, plastic cups, bags and even baby clothing. 

‘As a kid, I remember thinking they were the cutest things I have ever seen,’ she said. ‘And I still think they are adorable hence why I have continued to collect them.

‘I love how varied they are and how creative the designers were with their designs. I love looking at them and there are so many different ones, names, sets.

Beatrice's impressive collection doesn't just consist of plastic ponies, but she also collects duvet sets, T-shirts, shampoo bottles, plastic cups, bags and even baby clothing

Beatrice’s impressive collection doesn’t just consist of plastic ponies, but she also collects duvet sets, T-shirts, shampoo bottles, plastic cups, bags and even baby clothing

Beatrice said that her partner Tijay is very supportive of her fast growing collection of My Little Pony toys (pictured, a collection of Seaponies) and even gifts her memorabilia to add to her collection

Beatrice said that her partner Tijay is very supportive of her fast growing collection of My Little Pony toys (pictured, a collection of Seaponies) and even gifts her memorabilia to add to her collection

‘The merchandise isn’t just t-shirts and duvet sets, it is everything and anything with a little cute pony on. Even now, 24 years later, I am finding new amazing things.

‘I have shampoo bottles in the shape of ponies, plastic cups, bags and accessories for the ponies. Sometimes I buy infant clothing because I just can’t resist.’

Beatrice buys around three or four new products a month and has no plans on slowing down anytime soon, scouring the internet daily to bag herself a bargain.

She has also found toys at car-boot sales and was once lucky enough to pay just £5 for a rare pony which is normally worth £400. 

She said: ‘My collection is probably worth approximately £12,000. I have spent more like £20, 000 but that is fine because it’s totally worth it.

Beatrice's love for the vintage toys has prompted her to set up her own business called My Little Stable, where she sells products she does not want to keep herself

Beatrice’s love for the vintage toys has prompted her to set up her own business called My Little Stable, where she sells products she does not want to keep herself

Beatrice said that her dream is to own every single My Little Pony and set up her own 'pony museum' where she can showcase her impressive collection

Beatrice said that her dream is to own every single My Little Pony and set up her own ‘pony museum’ where she can showcase her impressive collection

‘The collection is nostalgic for me as it brings me back to when I was a kid. I’ll always remember opening ‘My Little Pony’ presents at Christmas and Birthdays.’ 

Beatrice’s love for the vintage toys has prompted her to set up her own business called My Little Stable, where she sells products she does not want to keep herself.

She explained: ‘Sometimes, I may not find a pony for me to buy but another product to sell. There’s a friendly community out there who share a love for toys from the past.

‘It is great to help like-minded people by selling them goods they have struggled to find.’ 

She added that her dream is to own every single My Little Pony and set up her own ‘pony museum’ where she can showcase her impressive collection.


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