My Little Pony :: Ponies ~ Year 3 [1984 - 1985]

MLP Year 3 had eight new sets of ponies (plus two new UK sets) and one new set of plush ponies. There was one set of special offer ponies, four new playsets, plus new accessories and pony wear.

A huge thanks to Renee for all the pamphlet scans and to everyone else who has helped with images, including many eBay sellers!

Year 3 ~ Contents

Ponies
Special Offer Ponies
Accessories & Playsets

Playsets

Accessories

Pony Wear


Baby Ponies [+ Euro variations]

Year 3 saw the introduction of Baby Ponies, which were released in various guises throughout all US and UK production years. The US set comprised of six ponies, where as the UK set (called Baby Pony Play and Care, shown lower) comprised of only three (including a UK exclusive pony). Baby Cotton Candy was also released as part of a German Baby Ponies set in Year 4, along with five new exclusive babies.

All pegasus and unicorns had glittery symbols, but in parts of Europe they were released with non-glittery symbols. All ponies from this set were re-issued as Baby Pearlized Ponies in Year 7.

Each pony came with several accessories, plus a teddy bear brush, a ribbon and round scented puffy sticker with their picture on it.

See also:

Baby Blossom Baby Cotton Candy
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Lavender
White
Flowers
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
White
Candyfloss

Accessories

  • Aqua Rocker
  • Bib with Aqua Trim
  • Pink & White Necklace
  • White Bottle with Green Trim
  • White Rattle with Pink Handle
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Pink Brush

Accessories

  • Purple Playpen
  • White Blanket with Pink Hearts & Trim
  • Duck Pull Toy
  • White & Pink Necklace
  • White Bottle with Yellow Trim
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Purple Brush

Baby Firefly Baby Glory
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Blue
Lighting Bolt
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Pink & Blue
Shooting Star

Accessories

Accessories


Baby Moondancer Baby Surprise
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Pink & Purple
Moon and Stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Neon Yellow
Balloon

Accessories

Accessories

European Variations

In various parts of Europe the baby pegasus and unicorns were sold with non glittery symbols. The amount of accessories also varied with each baby pony.

Baby Firefly Baby Glory Baby Moondancer Baby Surprise
Euro Variation
Non glittery symbol
Euro Variation
Non glittery symbol
Euro Variation
Non glittery symbol
Euro Variation
Non glittery symbol

Baby Pony Play & Care [UK Set]

Baby Pony Play & Care set was the UK's version of the US's Baby Ponies and included Baby Applejack, which was an exclusive UK release, never being sold in the US. The UK set also included Baby Cotton Candy and Baby Blossom, but were no different from the US release.

Each pony came with various accessories as they did in the US.

See also:
Year 3: Baby Ponies [US set]
Year 4: Baby Ponies [German set]
Year 4: Baby Pony Play and Care [UK set]
Year 7: Baby Pearlized Ponies

Baby Applejack Baby Blossom Baby Cotton Candy
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Orange
Yellow
Apples
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Lavender
White
Flowers
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
White
Candyfloss

Accessories

  • White Playpen
  • Pink Necklace
  • White Bottle with Purple Trim
  • White Bib with Lavender Trim
  • Stack Toy
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Yellow Brush

Accessories

  • Aqua Rocker
  • Bib with Aqua Trim
  • Pink & White Necklace
  • White Bottle with Green Trim
  • White Rattle with Pink Handle
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Pink Brush

Accessories

  • Purple Playpen
  • White Blanket with Pink Hearts & Trim
  • Duck Pull Toy
  • White & Pink Necklace
  • White Bottle with Yellow Trim
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Purple Brush

Baby Sea Ponies

Unlike adult Sea Ponies, Baby Sea Ponies needed help to keep them afloat in the water. The floats came in three variations (duck, fish & turtle), each in a different colour. They had no symbols.

Sea Shimmer and Surf Rider returned in Year 4 as Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies in the US, while Sea Star and Tiny Bubbles were included in the UK's Pretty & Pearly Baby Sea Ponies.

Each Baby Sea Pony came with a different coloured whale shaped brush, and a round, scented puffy sticker.

See also:
Year 2: Sea Ponies
Year 3: Sea Ponies
Year 4: Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies
Year 5: Sea Sparkle Baby Sea Ponies
Year 6: Watercolour Baby Sea Ponies
Year 10: Fancy Mermaid Ponies

Backstroke Sea Shimmer
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Yellow
Blue & Orange Fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Green
Green
Pink & Green Turtle

Sea Star Splasher
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Purple
Pink & Purple Duck
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Blue
Purple
Green & Blue Turtle

Surf Rider Tiny Bubbles
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Pink
Blue & Purple Fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Blue
Yellow
Yellow & Orange Duck

Earth Ponies [UK "Groom and Style Ponies", + Euro variations]

Year 3 had a second set of Earth Ponies, which were called Groom and Style Ponies in the UK. Bow Tie and Applejack made a return but had a different poses in the UK (in the US they remained as in Year 2). Cherries Jubilee and Posey were also released elsewhere this year in a UK set simply called My Little Pony along with four new ponies.

Each pony came with a butterfly shaped brush, a ribbon and a round, scented puffy sticker (except UK Applejack and Bow Tie who came with moon and stars shaped combs instead).

See also:
Year 2: Earth Ponies
Year 3: My Little Pony [UK set]

Applejack [UK pose] Bow Tie [UK pose] Cherries Jubilee
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Orange
Yellow
Apples
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Blue
Pink
Bows
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Orange
Coral
Cherries

Lickety-Split Posey Tootsie
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream Cones
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Pink
Flowers
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Blue
Lolly Pops

European Variations

A variation of Tootsie was sold in a few European countries (not UK) as part of the Earth Ponies set.

Tootsie
Euro Variation
Body Colour
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Blue
Lolly Pops

"Ember's Dream"

This is the fourth version of Ember to be made. The previous three were released in Year 2 in a special offer and came in three different colours but no symbol. This version of Ember was a different colour combination again and this time she had a symbol. She came with a story cassette tape entitled "Ember's Dream".

See also:
Year 2: Ember, My Beautiful Baby Pony

Ember

Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Purple
Purple
Star

Megan & Sundance

Megan & Sundance were always sold together and returned several times in different styles. In Year 4 Sundance was a So Soft Pony and in Year 7 a Twice As Fancy Pony. Megan & Sundance were also available with a playset called Megan's Place, only available in the 1985 US Sears catalogue.

In the US Sundance came with bridle and reins but in the UK she did not. Megan also came with a different set of clothes in the UK to the dress pictured below, which is the US release. They also came with a blue flower shaped brush, comb and a round, scented puffy sticker.

See also:
Year 3: Megan's Place
Year 4: Megan and So Soft Sundance
Year 4: Molly and Baby Sundance
Year 4: Megan and Pony Wear
Year 7: Megan and Twice as Fancy Sundance

Megan [Doll]

Sundance
Type:
Hair:
Dress:
Other:
Doll
Blond
White with PInk Trim
Pink Shoes & White Pants
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Pinks
Hearts & Dots

My Little Pony [UK/Euro Set]

My LIttle Pony was a UK/Euro set. It included two ponies from this year's Earth Ponies set (Posey and Cherries Jubilee) but also included two new earth ponies, one new unicorn and one new pegasus. Posey and Cherries Jubilee were exactly the same as shown above.

Each pony would probably have come with a flower shaped brush, a ribbon and round scented puffy sticker with their picture on it.

See also:

Gypsy Honeycomb
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Orange
Orange
Tambourines
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Chartreuse
Bumblebees

Hopscotch Snowflake
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Aqua
Purple
Hopscotch
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
White
Glittery Snowflakes

Plush Ponies [+ UK/Euro additions]

There were four new Plush Ponies produced, three characters from this years plastic Earth Ponies set and one UK/Euro exclusive from the UK/Euro My Little Pony set.

See also:

Cherries Jubilee

Honeycomb [UK/Euro] Lickety-Split Posey
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Orange
Orange
Cherries
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Chartreuse
Bumblebees
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream Cones
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Pink
Flowers

Rainbow Ponies [+ UK/Euro variations]

Rainbow Ponies returned for a second time with three re-issues (Moonstone, Starshine, Parasol and Windy - no change) and six new ponies and a new hair colour combination. All ponies had glittery symbols, except those produced in Italy which had painted versions. This set was not sold in the UK with the exception of Confetti who was sold separately and in a different pose (see below).

Each pony came with a round, scented puffy sticker with their picture on it, a ribbon, a comb and a shooting star shaped brush with a rainbow sticker on the back.

See also:

Confetti Flutterbye Pinwheel
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:

Earth Pony
White
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Confetti

Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Orange
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Butterflies
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Pink
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Pinwheels

Starflower Tickle Trickles
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Blue
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Purple
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Feathers
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Watering Cans

European Variations

The Italian Rainbow Ponies all had metallic painted symbols, rather than glitter, but were no different otherwise.

Confetti Flutterbye Pinwheel
Italian Variation
Symbols Non Glittery
Italian Variation
Symbols Non Glittery
Italian Variation
Symbols Non Glittery

Starflower Tickle Trickles
Italian Variation
Symbols Non Glittery
Italian Variation
Symbols Non Glittery
Italian Variation
Symbols Non Glittery

UK "Wedding Bells, Confetti Pony"

Although the Rainbow Ponies were not sold in the UK, Confetti was. She was marketed as "Wedding Bells, Confetti Pony" and sold separately. She had a different pose from the US version and came with a white dress, white veil, white shoes, ring and lacy garter. Unfortunately poor old Confetti never did get a groom!

Confetti "Wedding Bells"
UK Variation ~ Pose
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:

Earth Pony
White
Orange, Pink, Blue
& Yellow
Confetti

Sea Ponies

Six new Sea Ponies were introduced in Year 3. Three of them came with new swirl design shell, while the other three came with the original design. All shells could stick to the side of the bath via a sucker, and the ponies could float in water. This set was not released in the UK.

Each pony came with a shell, shell brush & comb, hair ribbon and round scented puffy sticker.

See also:

High Tide Sand Dollar Sea Breeze
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Shell:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Pink
Lavender Clam
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Shell:
Sea Pony
Pink
Chartreuse
Aqua Clam
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Shell:
Sea Pony
Lilac
Purple w/ green
Blue Swirl

Sea Mist Wave Jumper White Cap
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Shell:
Sea Pony
White
Red w/ pink
Purple Swirl
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Shell:
Sea Pony
Blue
Pink
Green Clam
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Shell:
Sea Pony
White
Purple w/blue
Pink Swirl

Unicorns & Pegasi

Year 3 had six new Unicorns and Pegasi, along with the re-release of Firefly, Medley, Moondancer, and Glory from Year 2 (now with curly hair). Many returned as So Soft Ponies in Year 4 (and as UK/Euro non flocked versions). Their symbols were still made from glitter. As with Year 2's set, this set was not released in the UK.

Each pony came with a brush or comb, ribbon, and round scented puffy sticker.

See also:

Gusty Heart Throb Powder
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
green w/red streak
Leaves
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Pink
Heart w/wings
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Purple
White w/red streak
Snowflakes

Skyflier Sparkler Surprise
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Peach
Red w/white streak
Kites
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Blue
Purple w/red streak
Diamonds
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow or white
Chartreuse
Balloons

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