The whole reason I added them to my inventory is because of the sheer DELIGHT I felt in getting a hold of these little darlings. The TV show "Friendship is Magic" is utterly adorable and fun, and it's crossed all sorts of age and gender barriers to become a huge hit with all sorts of people. And why not? It's easily the most clever and entertaining original cartoon show to come out in YEARS.
And then Hasbro did something equally brilliant. They released the toys in perfect miniturized glory, and the 2" models are my favorite out of all of them. 2" figures don't need lights or batteries. Their versatility comes from the fact that they can go ANYWHERE. Collect them all and line them up on your desk without taking up more room than a small picture frame. Glue a ring to the back and wear one on your keychain! Turn your favorite pony into a necklace, or lucky token on your belt or bag. Or a pull string on a lamp!
They're small enough that you can glue them virtually ANYWHERE to add a bit of Pony flair!
More than that, as a toy they're fabulous. My daughter LOVES miniaturized toys. Whether it's Ponyville or Squinkies, or just some toy she gets in a vending machine, she'd rather have a handful of tiny toys than a some elaborate big one. The new ponys can go into her old Ponyville houses, they can wear (most) of the Ponyville accessories, and they can have big adventures in a space as small as a bookcase.
In short, I love these guys. I love having them to display (and play with). I love trying to collect all of them. So this is my personal endorsement.
Hope you love them as much as I do!