Pony Royale is an open-ended play system that promotes creativity and delivers on girls’ favorite play patterns – fashion play, hair play and nurturing. The story invites girls to imagine they are the princess with all these beautiful ponies to love and care for—it is a fresh new empowering way to play out princess fantasies. – Pony Royale World
In 2009 I began collaborating with Nancy Zweirs of Funosophy on new toy inventions. Together with a team of talented artists including sculptor Margi Wray, designer Mitzi McCarthy, marketing wiz Kim Ferguson, and the team at BK Creative including Judy Mullins and Lisa Cruz, I created a line of princess pony dolls inspired by historical fashion and the whimsical carousels of the 19th century. Our invention is called Pony Royale.There are twelve glamorous princess ponies in the line. Each one comes with it’s own birthstone and a set of two interchangeable manes and tails. The dolls also feature easy-to-dress equine garments and accessories. In many ways they are a classic fashion doll as they’re meant to dress, undress, and dress again. Although the dolls have changed from my original illustrations the whimsical nature and royal flare remains. Read more about the product line and meet all the ponies at PonyRoyaleWorld.com.
Here are my original designs for the dolls.
Here are all the ponies of Pony Royale, plus the beautiful Grooming Carousel.
To read the whole story about inventing the dolls see: Inventing a Toy: The Story of Pony Royale.