"Birds with happy endings!"

Fairy Tails were produced by Hasbro in 1986/87. They were a series of colourful plastic bird with long hair and symbols on their chests, similar in colour to My Little Pony. Each bird came with a perch which their feet could grip onto when they were no longer gripping onto your fingers! They also came with a comb and ribbons for their long multi coloured hair. There were a few playsets produced but I don't know of any other accessories.

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Original Set

Once upon a rainbow
Far beyond the sweetest dreams
Clouds were made of fairy dust
High above rainbow coloured streams.

Each day was filled with fantasy
Magic moments of joy and laughter
And every thought you'd ever think
Lived happily every after.

Now one bright sunny day
On a truly glorious morn
Something very magical happened
Fairy Tails were born.

The Original Set of Fairy Tails had twelve characters (unlike any other series which had just six). Each bird came with a stand, comb and ribbons.

"From the land of beautiful dreams come these fine feathered friends who bring happy endings! These magnificent birds have long, fluffy feathers for little girls to comb and style. Fairy Tails cab sit on a child's finger or on the perch included. Their feet also open up to a flat position so they can stand upright, too. And Fairy Tails have adorable chest designs and distinct personalities to make them extra special."

Taffeta Tails Tasty Tails Tattle Tails

Tickle Tails Tinsel Tails Tippy Tails

Tricky Tails True Love Tails Tulip Tails

Tu Tu Tails Twilight Tails Twinkle Tails

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Packaging

The original birds were sold in boxes in US and Europe, and also on blister packs. The boxed packaging only varied in the language used from country to country. You can see what colour accessories each bird came with.

Taffeta Tails Tasty Tails Tattle Tails

Tickle Tails Tinsel Tails Tippy Tails


Tricky Tails True Love Tails Tulip Tails

Tu Tu Tails Twinkle Tails

Twilight Tails

These blister cards were released in the UK and France.

UK Packaging

French Packaging

Publicity

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