Throughout the G1 line, Hasbro issued many mail order premium ponies to order with a small fee + a number of Horseshoe Points. Horseshoe Points came on boxes of My Little Ponies and could be saved up to buy special issued ponies from little catalogues they issued. There were also in-store special issue ponies that had special themes, came with other merchandise or accompanied dolls. Many of the later ponies were manufactured in smaller numbers as My Little Pony was losing popularity and are now big items with collectors.
*Please note that Playsets are filed under their own page, including mail order playsets.
***Ponies have multiple images which sometimes include backcards and accessories. Make sure to click through the galleries!
BABY EMBER: The official first baby pony ever issued from Hasbro, there were 3 versions of Baby Ember all in the same pose: blue, pink and lavender. She cost 5 Horseshoe Points + $1.25 P/H and you were asked to pick your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of colour. She was billed as both “My Beautiful Baby Pony” and “Ember the Baby Pony.”
POWDER PUFF: In year 2, Hasbro introduced the MLP Fan Club in the US that came with a membership card, sew-on patch, paperdoll, full colour poster, pamplet with special offer for the Show Stable playset, Hoofbeat newsletter and a scented necklace with the Powder Puff “Mommy charm” pony. Membership cost $5.00.
BIRTHFLOWER PONIES: In year 3 Hasbro released a set of birthflower ponies, one for every month of the year with a corresponding flower symbol for that month. All of the US birthflower ponies had the Collector’s Pose, white bodies and magenta manes/tails. But there were alternate birthflower ponies issued internationally with much more colour variation that are well-loved by collectors. Birthflower ponies were available for 2 Horseshoe Points + $3.00 P/H or $30.00 for the entire set.
January /Carnation: Carnation, the January birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of January… just like you! Carnation loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Carnation makes a January birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
February/ Violet: Violet, the February birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of February just like you! Violet loves to host Birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Violet makes a February birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
March/ Daffodil: Daffodil, the March birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of March… just like you! Daffodil loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Daffodil makes a March birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
April/ Daisy: Daisy, the April birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of April… just like you! Daisy loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Daisy makes a April birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
May/ Lily of the Valley: Lily of the Valley, the May birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of May… just like you! Lily loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Lily makes a May birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
June/ Rose: Rose, the June birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of June… just like you! Rose loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Rose makes a June birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
July/Water Lily: Water Lily, the July birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of July… just like you! Water Lily loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Water Lily makes a July birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
August/ Poppy: Poppy, the August birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of August… just like you! Poppy loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Poppy makes a August birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
September/ Morning Glory: Morning Glory, the September birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of September… just like you! Morning Glory loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Morning Glory makes a September birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
October/ Cosmos: Cosmos, the October birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of November… just like you! Cosmos loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Holly makes an October birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
November/Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemum, the November birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of November… just like you! Chrysanthemum loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Chrysanthemum makes a November birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
December/Holly: Holly, the December birthday pony, celebrates her birthday in the month of December… just like you! Holly loves to host birthday parties with cake, balloons and presents. She organizes games, invites all of her friends, and plays music. Holly makes a December birthday extra special! (*from card included in pony bag)
Make this birthday extra special with your very own Birthflower Pony– with the flower of your birthday printed right on the pony. All the adorable, huggable Birthflower Ponies have the soft, silky manes and tails you love to brush…and are sure to bring you lots of fun. (And, Birthflower Ponies make great gifts for your friends.) (*from alternate order form)
COLLECTOR PONIES: The original 6 My Little Ponies were available in year 3 as a mail order set, or could be ordered individually. They cost 2 Horseshoe Points + $3.00 P/H or $15.00 for the set.
Do you know who Snuzzle, Butterscotch, Blue Belle, Minty, Blossom and Cotton Candy are? They’re the very first members of the My Little Pony family. They’re no longer found in any store, but here’s a one-of-a-kind chance to round up all six of these extra special ponies. Each soft, sweet Collector Pony has the long, shiny hair that you can comb or braid. They’re sure to capture your imagination…and your heart. (*from order form)
MLP STICKER ALBUM: Made to display the stickers which came in pony packages, the sticker album included a little story and could be gotten for 1 Horsehoe Point + $1.75 P/H.
EMBER’S DREAM: The only Ember baby pony to have a symbol, this Ember came with a Listen ‘n Fun cassette titled Ember’s Dream and sold in stores. There is a known misprint on packaging that made some titles Amber’s Dream.
Ember is a curious baby pony and loves to explore! Friendly and playful, Ember cheers up everyone with her antics. (*from packaging)
MEGAN AND SUNDANCE: Everyday is a “sunny side up” day to Megan and Sundance! Brave and beautiful Megan and her spirited pony Sundance love to go where the rainbow takes them… in search of new friends and exciting adventures! The colorful rainbow reaches down and then carries them up, up… all the way up to the Dream Castle. While visiting all their pony friends, Megan and Sundance enjoy sharing fun stories and good times.
Megan is specially designed to ride Sundance or any other My Little Pony without sliding off! (*from packaging)
Sundance was also released in Argentina without Megan.
STOCKINGS: While there is a baby pony that collectors often refer to as Baby Stockings, Stockings who was available through mail order only mailed directly to collectors is trhe only official G1 pony named this by Hasbro.
HOLLYWOOD: Available through a mail order offer around the time of the My Little Pony Movie, Hollywood cost 2 Horseshoe Points + $3.00 P/H. She didn’t actually appear in the film and came with a hair pick and tail ribbon.
Hollywood comes from the far-off land of Flutter Valley. She’s as pink as a spring flower, with lovely violet eyes and snowy-white mane. Hollywood’s pretty butterfly wings carry her magically through the air. And her special silver glittery markings let the world know who she is- a real Hollywood star! (*from order form)
SPIKE: Majesty’s pal Spike the dragon was available through mail order in year 4 to promote the My Little Pony Movie. He cost 1 Horsehoe Point + $2.00 P/H.
Spike’s a little baby dragon, and one of the stars in the My Little Pony movie. He’s 100% pure imp-from the tip of his green toes to the top of his lavender ears. Spike’s so cute, it’s no wonder Lickety-Split picked him to be her best friend! (*from order form)
BABY LUCKY / LUCKY THE STALLION: The first Baby Boy pony, Lucky could be had for 2 Horseshoe Points + $3.00 P/H. Or, for the first time you could get a mail order without Horseshoe Points and pay $4.50 for Lucky instead!
There’s an exciting new addition to the Pony family. His name is Lucky the Stallion, the very first boy Pony. And he’s unlike any Little Pony you’ve ever seen. Lucky loves to jump fences, run through fields, have his mane brushedm and his bow tie tightened straight. And because Lucky is brand new, he’s also looking for a home- and he’s hoping it’s with you. Lucky the Stallion should be part of any complete Pony stable. And because he’s such a special Pony, you can’t buy him at any store. Lucky’s only available to Pony friends through this exclusive offer. (*from order form)
SO-SOFT MEGAN AND SUNDANCE: Megan and Sundance came back for a second release, almost identical to the first round but Megan’s dress had darker pink trim and Sundance was a So-Soft pony.
MOLLY AND BBE BABY SUNDANCE: Molly, Megan’s annoying little sister made it to Ponyland also in year 4 in the My Little Pony Movie with her equally frightening BBE version Baby Sundance.
Molly is specially designed to ride on Baby Sundance or any other Baby Pony, without sliding off!
“It’s a hap…hap…happy day,” all the Baby Ponies sing, “because Molly and Baby Sundance are here!” Megan’s little sister, Molly, is the baby ponies’ best friend. Just like her big sister, Molly has a special pony friend of her own – Baby Sundance. Today they are going to play with the rainbow and pretend it is a giant colorful slide. Wheeee – look out below! (*from backcard)
PARTY GIFT PACK: In year 4 a special set of 5 ponies in one big box of birthday fun was issued. The set included Best Wishes (So-Soft pony), Party Time (Twinkle Eyed pony), Yum Yum (Flutter Pony), Baby Frosting (BBE Baby pony), and Celebrate (Pretty ‘n Pearly Baby Sea pony). The set included hats, games, cake and even invitations so the Ponies could invite all their Ponyland friends.
5 special ponies and over 50 acccesories help you celebrate! / Let’s have a party! Send out the 5 invitations, decorate with the banner and balloons, and arrange the greeting card, present, 6 cups and 6 plates around the candle-topped cake complete with its own serving platter. There’s 5 party hats, 5 party horns and 4 hair ribbons. Play the “Pin the Tail on the Pony” game using the 2 blindfolds. Other party accessories include a blanket, party panties package with panties, brush, hairpick and scented body sticker. (*from packaging)
BABY BLUE RIBBON: Baby Blue Ribbon came in mail order with the Adventures in Ponyland board game. The game was played with sets of Adventure Cards that came in specially marked pony boxes in year 5 only. The cards were split up in categories with 6 cards each. The game also came with a die and blue ribbon for the winner and could be ordered for 4 special proofs of purchase (2 pink from specially marked pony packages and 2 blue from specially marked pony packages) + $1.50 P/H. Considering all you had to do to get the game, the game is a big collector item.
Meet Blue Ribbon, a very special friend of the My Little Ponies. Each time Blue Ribbon visits Ponyland, the Ponies spend the day playing magical games and searching for fun and adventure. Now all your Ponies can join Blue Ribbon for lots of frolicking fun with the Adventures in Ponyland board game. Take your Ponies on a magical journey through Ponyland as they travel from the Baby Bonnet School of Dance to the Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe, over the scary Black Mountains and finally, to the beautiful Paradise Estate. There, Blue Ribbon will award the first Pony to arrive with a special blue ribbon. See the order form on back for details on how you can get Blue Ribbon and the Adventures in Ponyland Game. To make the game even more exciting, start collecting the Adventures in Ponyland Game Adventure Cards, free inside specially marked packages of My Little Pony. (*from order pamphlet)
SATIN ‘N LACE: The first wedding pony, the lavender version of Satin ‘n Lace was available for 1 Horseshoe Point + $6.50 P/H. Satin ‘n Lace came with a dress, veil, garter, wedding shoes, brush and engagement ring.
Even in Dream Valley, where everyday is filled with laughter, a wedding stands out as one of the happiest days of the year. Today is Satin ‘n Lace’s special day, and she’s done everything she can to make sure it’s perfect. She invited all the Collector ponies to help celebrate the occasion. She even rented the Pretty Parlor for the entire day before, so everyone could have a professional grooming! Still, as busy as she was planning her wedding, Satin ‘n Lace is relaxed and glowing with happiness today. And she finally gets to wear her gorgeous new wedding gown! (*from mail order pamphlet)
BABY SLEEPY PIE: Baby Sleepy Pie was a BBE Baby pony who was sold with a pink cloth purse for children with a rainbow-striped strap. The purse had a pocket big enough to fit Baby Sleepy Pie in and also a sewn-in pillow for the pony.
Carry your ponies wherever you go! There’s room for a baby pony, large pony and lots of pony accessories / Baby Sleepy Pie likes to ride along in the pocket. Now you can take your favorite ponies wherever you go. A large pony, brush, comb, ribbons and pony clothing fit perfectly inside the compartment. (*from packaging)
SLUMBER PARTY GIFT PACK: A multi-pony gift pack with tons of accessories for a big pony birthday bash was sold in year 5 and included Pillow Talk (TAF pony), Pink Dreams (Flutter pony), Nightcap (First tooth baby), Sleep Tight and Sleepy head (Newborn twins). From party hats to games, popcorn, milk and cookies, tv and records, this set had it all!
5 special ponies with lots of slumber party accessories! (*from packaging)
MY LITTLE PONY CLUB: Round 2 of the US My Little Pony club came around in year 5. The new version cost 2 Horsehoe Points + $6.50 OR no points and $8.00. Club members received a glitter iron-on patch, birthday party poster, 4×3″ white vinyl pony purse, 4×6″ notepad, membership card and keyring, and a Presto Magix (like Colorforms) Stick ‘n Lift Pony Art and Show Stable.
RAINBOW PONIES: a set of 6 Rainbow Ponies (2 from year 2 and 4 from year 3) were available through mail order for 1 Horseshoe Point + $4.00 OR no points and $4.75. The whole set could be had for 3 Horshoe Points + $20.0o OR no points and $22.25.
Parasol: She’s so fashionable she turns all the ponies heads when she prances up the rainbow for the big adventure.
Moonstone: She is the perfect companion for any adventure. She loves to travel and have fun with friends.
Flutterbye: She can make everyone laugh and enjoy any adventure. She will be right there with all her friends when they star their journey over the rainbow.
Confetti: She’s bound to make any adventure more exciting. This high-stepping pony loves to have fun.
Pinwheel: She can brighten up anyone’s adventure with pretty colors and [her?] Pinwheel.
Trickles: A good friend and the perfect companion for any rainbow adventure. (*from mail order pamphlet)
BABY CRUMPET: Baby Crumpet was a first tooth Baby Pony who was sold with a purple cloth purse that had a rainbow-striped strap. The purse had an outside pocket to fit the pony in and a sewn-in pillow.
Baby Crumpet with her First Tooth likes to ride along in the pocket. A larger pony and brush, comb, ribbons and pony clothing fir perfectly inside the purse.(*from packaging)
CLIPPER: Clipper was a cute little baby boy pony in the same mold as Lucky the Stallion who also had freckles on his nose. He was available in mail order for 1 Horseshoe Point + $3.50 P/H.
One day, Clipper, the new boy pony, hopped into his bright red sailboat and drifted over the blue sea to find mysterious Glitter Island, home of the Sparkle Ponies. Everyone in Ponyland knew of these unusual ponies, but no one had ever seen them! As Clipper sailed away, Cuddles stood on the shore waving goodbye from her frilly Baby Buggy. “Bon Voyage!” sang Satin ‘n Lace, wearing her bridal gownm veil, garter and ring. Spike cheered happily, while Sundance threw confetti into the air. “Bring back a souvenir!” called Megan as Clipper headed toward the horizon. (*from mail order pamphlet)
SPARKLE PONIES: While the Sparkle Ponies had a regular store release, their mail order versions had an additional corresponding symbol on their cheeks. At the time they could only be ordered through this offer of 1 Horseshoe Point + $5.00 P/H each or all 6 for $25.00 and no Horseshoe Points.
Clipper soon spotted a magical island that glittered in the moonlight. When he stepped onto the shore, beautiful ponies with sparkling bodies and shimmering strands in their long hair were there to greet him. When they blinked their eyes, twinkling stars suddenly filled the sky and the moon glowed even more brightly! “You must be the Sparkle Ponies!” Clipper laughed with delight. “Welcome to Glitter Island!” the Sparkle Ponies chanted to Clipper. “We add sparkling light to every day and night and make every place a dazzling delight!” The Sparkle Ponies winked at the sky, filling it with shooting comets! Then they wove a moonbeam path between Glitter Island and Ponyland, so Clipper’s friends coud join the party! (*from mail order pamphlet)
PEARLY BABIES: Hasbro released a mail order version of the very first Baby Pony set but this time they were coated in a “pearlised” finish. Pearlized Babies could be ordered for 1 Horsehoe Point + $3.50 OR no points and $4.35, OR the whole set for 4 Horseshoe Points +$18.00. In this mail offer, if more than $25.00 was ordered you could also get 2 free friendship bracelets.
The Baby Pearlized Ponies welcome you to an island paradise! Sail into port and join them for an exotic frolic on a sparkling beach filled with tropical treasures and tall, shady palm trees. Order this special set of dazzling baby ponies now. Each can also be purchased separately. (*from mail order pamphlet 1)
The Baby Pearlized Ponies have been playing in a sea of liquid pearls! Their shimmering colors and dazzling appearance are sure to be the life of the party! Order now and get this unique collector’s set of your favorite pony friends with pearlized features. They’re sure to fill your day with fun and surprises! (from mail order pamphlet 2. In this offer the set was available for 3 Horsehoe Points + $17.50 with no option to order without points.)
SATIN ‘N LACE/ TUX ‘N TAILS: Tux ‘n Tails (originally named Coat ‘n Tails) came with his own spiffy bowtie and Satin ‘n Lace’s only change with this release was that her colour was a dark magenta and this time around she has a groom! And seeing that there were several bride ponies but only ever 1 groom released, Tux ‘n Tails is a sought-after pony for collectors. They were available as a set for 3 Horseshoe Points + $11.00.
Be a guest at the romantic shipboard wedding of Tux ‘n Tails and Satin ‘n Lace! Each comes with extra special accessories to make their wedding day wonderful! This exciting collector’s set cannot be purchased in any store, so order yours today! (*from mail order pamphlet)
LI’L CUPCAKE AND LI’L SWEETCAKE: These themed little unicorn sisters are rather rare today and could be gotten for 2 Horseshoe Points + $7.00.
Would you care for some punch? Join the Baby Sister Ponies for their friends’ wedding reception in the ship’s grand ballroom. These sweet little sisters can’t be purchased anywhere else, so order yours now! (*from mail order pamphlet 1)
The party is sure to be twice the fun with the Baby Sister Ponies! They’re waiting just for you! Order your Baby Sisters today, and get ready for dazzling seaside adventures. (*from mail order pamphlet 2. In this second offer the sisters could be ordered for the same price but with only 1 Horseshoe Point.)
PLAYSET PONY SET: Hasbro made available the ponies it had released earlier as part of playsets in one mail order bundle that included Majesty (Dream Castle), Non-BBE Baby Tiddly-Winks (Lullaby Nursery), Non-BBE Baby Half-Note (Baby Bonnet School of Dance), Lemon Drop (Show Stable) and Sprinkles (Waterfall). These could be ordered for 4 Horseshoe Points + $18.00.
There’s excitement and games on the lido deck of the U.S.S. Pony, but the Playset Ponies need you to start the excitement! Order now and set sail for paradise with all your favorite Ponies. Don’t miss out! (*from mail order pamphlet)
SCRIBBLES AND DABBLE: Using the Flutter Pony mold, Hasbro released these two Pretty Mane ponies with extra long colourful hair. Each cost 1 Horseshoe Point + $6.00 P/H.
Scribbes and Dabble, the Pretty Mane Ponies, want to look their best for the party! They even painted their manes with beautiful splashes of color. They’re truly one of a kind. (*from mail order pamplet)
LI’L TOT: Li’l Tot was issued as a special offer pony. When a pony was purchased, one was also given to a child who was ill through a charitable organization.
MLP FASHION TOTE: A special mail order purchase in year 7 was the My Little Pony fashion tote, a 5×8″ pink gym-bag-like purse bearing the words “Always in Fashion” for a child’s makeup set including eyeshadows, lipsticks, nail polishes and a container of talcum powder for their ponies. The make-up items came in specially marked pony packages to collect. Parents were advised not to let children use the items on So-Soft Ponies. The tote cost 1 Horseshoe Point + $3.00 P/H.
A Make-Up Collection created especially for My Little Pony ! Now when you play Pony dress-up, you can add make-up too. New Pony lipstick, eyeshadow and nail polish come in all the latest fashion shades. Look for specially marked My Little Pony packages, and make your Ponies more fashionable than ever!
Dazzling Lipstick: Glittering Gem the Brush ‘n Grow Pony is wearing lovely Seashore Coral lipstick on her pretty Pony smile. Collect these Pony lipsticks, too: Sunkissed Bronze and Petal Pink. Shimmering Eyeshadow: Red Roses the Perfume Puff Pony is showing off her lovely eyes, made even brighter with dreamy Deep Sea Green eye shadow. Try Bubble Gum Pink and Summer Sky Blue, too. Glamorous Nail Polish: Stardancer the Sparkle Pony is stepping pretty in her bright & beautiful Pony nail polish. Today she’s wearing Crystal Coral. There’s three colors in all. Tickled Pink and Posey Rosy, too.
Collecto all 9 make-up accessories. Order your own Pony Fashion Tote! The Ponies are showing you all the fun you can have with your new Pony Designer Fashion Tote. It’s big enough to take along your complete Pony make-up collection, fashion accessories, favorite Ponies and more! The new Pony Tote is fashionable- and fun! (*from mail order form)
TUX ‘N TAILS: Tux ‘n Tails came back for another mail order offer but this time was sold separately from Satin ‘n Lace. He cost 1 Horsehoe Point + $7.00.
Tux ‘n Tails is so excited! He’s having a party and you’re invited! Today is the birthday of two baby ponies, and Tux ‘n Tails is planning a surprise party for them. It’s almost time for the party, so help Tux ‘n Tails put on his bow tie to make him look as handsome as can be for this special event. This fun-loving pony is not available in any store, so order now and catch the excitement! (*from packaging)
SO-SOFT SATIN ‘N LACE: Satin ‘n Lace came back as a So-Soft issue sold alone through mail order for 1 Horseshoe Point + $7.00.
Even in Dream Valley, where everyday is filled with laughter, a wedding stands out as one of the happiest days of the year. Today is Satin ‘n Lace’s special day, and she’s done everything she can to make sure it’s perfect. She invited all the Collector ponies to help celebrate the occasion. She even rented the Pretty Parlor for the entire day before, so everyone could have a professional grooming! Still, as busy as she was planning her wedding, Satin ‘n Lace is relaxed and glowing with happiness today. And she finally gets to wear her gorgeous new wedding gown! (*from packaging)
GOLDILOCKS: Goldilocks in the Sweetheart Sister mold was sold through mail order for 2 Horseshoe Points + $1.50 P/H.
SWEET SCOOPS: Sweet Scoops was a high value pony who came with her own matching Mommy Charm necklace. Either piece is highly sought-after and together are quite pricey and hard to find. She cost 3 Horseshoe Points + $8.50 .
Sweet Scoops has a surprise for you- a pendant for you to wear! Attached to an 18″ pink cord is a charm sized version of Sweet Scoops, so you will look your best at every My Little Pony celebration. Pony and pendant are available only through this offer. The party is just starting, so order now and join the fun! (*from mail order pamphlet)
CHUCK E CHEESE BABY PONY: This baby in the Ember pose was only available at Chuck E. Cheese pizza places as a prize for wining games and her symbol/cutie mark was the Chuck E. Cheese logo.
VALENTINE TWIN PONIES: A white earth baby pony and a purple First Tooth baby pony were sold as a mail order set licensed by Hasbro but through Current stationary catalougue. The names of these are unknown other than collectors referring to them as “white or purple Valentine twin (s).”
TWICE AS FANCY BABY PONIES: Collectors the world over bemoan that these little babies were so exclusive and the only TAF babies to be issued. Very pricey now, the babies didnt necessarily follow their “mummies'” lead in that some, like Baby Sweet Tooth and Baby Up , Up and Away, were issued as unicorns to their earth pony mothers. Or, like Baby Milky Way, was issued as a pegasus to her unicorn mum. Either way, pony collectors love them! They cost 1 Horseshoe Point + $4.50 P/H.
These adorable ponies are preparing for the birthday party! They can’t wait to share all the tasty treats, fun games and great surprises with you! Twice as Fancy Baby Ponies have twice as many designs for a double dose of party magic. This special collector’s set cannot be purchased at any store, so order yours today! Ponies sold separately. (*from mail order pamphlet)
MERRY TREAT/CHRISTMAS PONY: Merry Treat was issued in stores as a Christmas-themed pony and came with a special Christmas-tree shaped comb. She also had international releases.
Holiday pony for a wonderland of fun! (*from packaging)
A Christmas Surprise: It was Christmas Eve, and the ponies were asleep in their beds, dreaming of the exciting day ahead of them. On her way to bed, Merry Treat realized no one had left cookies and milk for Santa Claus! So she placed the snack on a table and sat in a chair to watch the falling snow. Soon, she was fast asleep, and awoke only when sunshine brightened the room. The milk and cookies were gone, but beside the empty plate was a big candy cane with a note from Santa that read “Dear Merry Treat, Thank you for the delicious Christmas surprise!” She could hardly wait for the other ponies to wake up and join her on this beautiful Christmas morning. (*from backcard)
BIRTHDAY BABY PONIES: Two baby ponies, Baby Sugarcake and Baby Gametime were issued as mail order promos with birthday accessories for 2 Horseshoe Points + $5.50 each P/H. Both are very sought after by collectors. There is also evidence that both babies were planned at some point to have been boy babies in the Baby Lucky mold.
Here are the birthday ponies, and the are so happy you came to the party! Baby Gametime comes with a ” Pin the Tail on the Pony” game, 2 tails, blindfold and ribbon. Baby Sugarcake comes with a piece of birthday cake, candle, plate, noisemaker and ribbon. They are available here for the first time, so order them today and let the party begin! (*from mail order pamphlet)
PONY BRIDE: Like many of the brides before her in Ponyland, Pony Bride didn’t come with a groom. She was available in stores and came with her own veil, engagement ring, fancy wedding cake, and hair pick. She was in the odd mold that the Sweetsteps Ballerina ponies were cast in.
Here comes the bride with pretty wedding accessories. (*from packaging)
Dum-dum-de-dum…here comes the bride, all dressed in white! Wedding bells are ringing for the Pony Bride, and everyone is anxiously awaiting her walk down the aisle. She looks so lovely in her lacy veil and diamond engagement ring that sparkles as brightly as the sun. Afterwards, there will be a big celebration in the garden, where the bride will greet all her wedding guests and serve them delicious wedding cake baked by the lovebirds. Before the party is over, her bridesmaids will give her a bouquet to toss, and whoever catches it will be the next bride in Ponyland. Who will it be? (*from backcard)
BABY STOCKINGS: Only officially named “Christmas Baby Pony,” she is commonly called “Baby Stockings” (not to be confused with the mail order earth adult pony, Stockings) and was licensed by Hasbro but avilable only through mail order from Kellogg’s in an offer on marked Rice Krispies cereal boxes.
MOMMY AND BABY PONY: While there was a mummy/newborn twins set late in G1, Mommy and Baby Beech Keen are thought of as Hasbro’s “official” mummy and baby set (not counting the Loving Family sets which were issued with both parents in the US or all sold separately elsewhere). Strictly a mail order offer, the two cost 2 Horseshoe Points + $9.95 P/H and came with a crib, comb and bottle for baby. The set is very coveted by collectors.
RAPUNZEL: Ask any collector and though they may deeply desire Mimic, they’ll tell you Rapunzel is their grail of grails. Thought of as the rarest/most valuable U.S. G1 pony, her colouring and curls are very similar to the earlier mail order Goldilocks but she has a great more abundance of hair and she came with barettes similar to the Brush ‘n Grow Ponies. She was available through mail order only for 2 Horseshoe Points and $8.95 P/H.
FIREFLY’S ADVENTURE: The first My Little Pony cartoon aired in 1984 and reprised in 1986 as part of the My Little Pony and Friends cartoon as an edited version of that episode. Restored and renamed Firefly’s Adventure, it was released in year 9 on VHS with a different pose of Firefly. The lyrics for the special’s song and synopsis can be seen over at My Little Wiki.
BIRTHDAY PONY: For My Little Pony’s 10th anniversary, Hasbro released the special Birthday Pony who came with either a golden heart necklace, rope bracelet or hair clip in a surprise box for a child to wear and had an all-over printing and ribbons in her hair. There is evidence that the Confetti pose for the Birthday Pony was considered by Hasbro as well as a more multi-colour design.
Inside is a special present for you! (*from packaging)
Happy Birthday! When a little girl has a birthday, the Birthday Pony makes the day as wonderful as can be. She paints the sky with a beautiful rainbow that lasts from dawn to dusk, and sends songbirds to fill the air with pretty melodies. When it’s time for the party, the Birthday Pony arrives first, decorated with colorful confetti and bright ribbons from her nose to her tail. Best of all, she brings a fancy box with her, and inside the box is a present for the birthday girl. Oh… it’s your birthday? Then get ready for a surprise from the Birthday Pony! (*from backcard)