My Little Pony is a brand of toy ponies marketed primarily to girls and produced by the toy manufacturer Hasbro. These ponies can be identified by their colorful bodies and manes and (typically) a unique symbol (or series of symbols) on one or both sides of their flanks. The ponies are usually named after their symbols; however, sometimes names differ. "Extras" for the toy were also available, such as scooters, hairbrushes and other accessories matching the ponies' names and flank-symbols. Following the original My Pretty Pony toy (introduced in 1981), My Little Pony was launched in 1983 and the line became popular during the 1980s. The original toy line ran from 1983 to 1995 (until 1992 in the US) and inspired animated specials (including an animated feature-length film) and three animated television series.