Wow, I didn't even think of a comparison to Powerpuff Girls!Sugar Belle wrote:LOL! IKR?! Well also I believe that those three ponies are like the main personalities in shows like these, like the Powerpuff Girls!
ALSO, Minty, Dash, and Pinkie were THE most popular G3s, so it would make sense that Rainbow Dash and Pinkie would have stayed VERY popular! When I was little, MLP kept changing it's image like EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. First G3 changed a LITTLE (In animation and voices), then G3.5, THEN FIM!!! But it didn't drive me crazy. My Pinkie Pie "family" was made out of five plushies of her, eighteen Ponyville figures, and three brushables. I never cared. But EVERYONE who likes MLP and has a few toys, well I can bet you amost everyone like that has a Pinkie Pie, Dash, or both As for the marketing thing, I go back to what I said about their personalities. Twilight's the good girl who loves to read, Pinkie LOVES having fun, and Dash LOVES adventure. Which MANY little girls (and me though I'm almost 13 LOL) have ALL of those in common, and of course the show IS based around Twilight Sparkle. I rest MY case
Also, that does make sense for me. Also worth noting Applejack has been around since G1 interestingly enough.