#WeCreate: “Truly Customs” #MyLittlePony Customs!

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Frankie has been talking about My Little Pony a lot, and she keeps posting all of these pictures about how she restores damaged and bedraggled ponies. Honestly, I’ve had toys like that that have gotten worn out and sad, and her work has truly impressed me. Because of that, I keep showing off her pictures. To my friends, my sister, my coworkers…like, “Look at that! Isn’t it amazing?!”

Recently I showed this to my coworker, and she showed it to her daughter. Her daughter is an artist, too. I remember my coworker telling me she does custom toys, but it wasn’t until last night when my coworker recommended I show her work to Frankie that I really went, “Oh.”

Because Alysha has a page called Truly Customs, and she has been making one-of-a-kind custom toys, especially for My Little Pony, since 2009. She shines them up, much like Frankie does, but also transforms them into unique ponies that especially make great gifts!

This was her first one, done in 2009:

And I love this one, Ulana Sea-Jewel (2016). I especially love the detail and colors in her hair, and the detail in the paint is beautiful!

Fans of Harry Potter will love Hufflepuff (2011). Look at how perfect that Hufflepuff crest is! I love the bow, and her sweet face is definitely appropriate for the house.

This is Athena and Nike (2012). I think the choices for the ponies used are perfect, and I love the armor!

Here’s a custom made in 2009 for one of Alysha’s family members, a fan of Coca-Cola collectibles:

Peace (2012). I just love how her hair is styled, and all of the adorable charms on her head.

This next one, Snowdrift (2012), even has a handmade coat!

This is her most recent, a commission done for a little girl. Inessa (2016):

She also does this for other toys, including Pokemon and Littlest Pet Shop!

Truly Customs accepts commission work and enjoys new projects, so if you’re looking for a great gift idea for the holidays and you know a nut like Frankie who needs even more ponies, check out Alysha’s Facebook page.

You can contact her here.


S.K. Balk lives in the frozen wasteland of Northern Michigan. She is the author of the dystopian medical sci-fi THE BLOOD OF NERYS (also available in print).

Check out the #WeCreate category every Saturday for a little art appreciation from Frankie and Sam!

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About oneofthedragons

Samantha K. Balk and F. R. Donaldson met on An Archive of Our Own, one of the many fanfiction sites online, when Sam asked Frankie to illustrate the fanfiction that would one day lead to Sam's first novel. They've been friends ever since! This blog was created as a way to share the oftentimes difficult journey any new author experiences on the uncomfortable quest of an introvert for attention to his or her most personal work. It is meant to remind you that authors don't just appear fully fledged like a George R. R. Martin, that all of us start out unsure and feeling inadequate. Feel free to ask us anything. Sam: sammykaye9@gmail.com Frankie: reluctant.fraggle@gmail.com

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