These were the first inkling of G3–pictures from Hasbro’s website promising a new My Little Pony line.  At that point in time, My Little Pony hadn’t been sold in North America for years (still going strong in Europe with G2, though), so this was INCREDIBLY EXCITING!

Later there were pictures of the first eight G3 ponies, although sadly I don’t seem to have saved them.  I can tell you that G3 Minty originally had green hair, not pink.

Rewatching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Random stuff I've noticed.

In Winter Wrap up, Twilight said: “Ponyville was started by earth ponies, so for hundreds of years they never used magic to clean up winter.”

Hundreds of years, she said… Which makes it at least 200 years…

So, if Granny Smith was one of the ponies who founded Ponyville…