My Little Pony :: Ponies ~ Year 4 [1985 - 1986]

MLP Year 4 had five sets of ponies, a new Megan & Sundance, the introduction of Molly & Baby Sundance and a new set of Plush Ponies. There were also several non US variations and alternatives. There was one set of special offer ponies, six playsets (including two re-issues), one accessory and three pony wear sets.

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

Year 4 ~ Contents

Accessories & Playsets

Playsets

Accessories

Pony Wear


Baby Ponies [German set]

These ponies were only sold in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Baby Cotton Candy from Year 3's Baby Ponies set was included in this set along with four exclusive new baby ponies and one which was also released in the UK (Baby Lemon Drop, c/w Baby Pony Stroller) but posed differently.

Each pony came with a bottle, teddy bear brush and a ribbon.

See also:

Baby Buttons Baby Cotton Candy Baby Cherries Jubilee
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Lavender
Blue w/pink
Buttons & Stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
White
Candyfloss
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Orange
Coral
Cherries

Baby Honeycomb Baby Hopscotch Baby Lemon Drop
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Chartreuse
Bumblebees
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Aqua
Purple
Hopscotch
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Purple
Lemon Drops

Baby Ponies with Beddy-Bye Eyes [+ Brazilian variations]

"Cute and cuddly...Baby Ponies feature Beddy-Bye eyes that open and shut when you put your Baby to sleep. Each includes a diaper with velcro fastener, ID necklace, pull toy, baby bottle, bib, bird comb, ribbon and scented body sticker."

Baby Ponies with Beddy-Bye Eyes had eyes which opened and closed, and also had eye lashes.

This set was not sold in the UK, but four of these ponies were also released with regular eye as part of the Baby Ponies Play and Care set in UK. Baby Lickety-Split was also released as part of Year 5's Baby Ponies with First Tooth set.

Each pony came with one large accessory and a variety of small accessories. They also came with a brush or comb, ribbon and scented body sticker.

See also:

Baby Gusty Baby Heart Throb Baby Lickety-Split
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Green w/red
Leaves
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:

Pegasus
Lavender
Pink
Hearts

Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream cones

Accessories

Accessories

Accessories


Baby Lofty Baby Ribbon Baby Shady
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pale yellow
Yellow
Hot-air balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Blue
Chartreuse w/orange
Bow
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Chartreuse
Sunglasses

Accessories

Accessories

  • Pink & aqua wagon
  • ID necklace
  • Xylophone & hammer
  • Yellow pull duck
  • Rattle
  • Bib
  • White & green bottle
  • Diaper in box
  • Comb
  • Ribbon
  • Sticker

Accessories

  • Pink playpen with pad
  • Blue ID necklace
  • Duck pull toy
  • White & blue bib
  • White & yellow bottle
  • Diaper in box
  • Comb
  • Ribbon
  • Sticker

Brazilian Variations

Brazil had two variations of the BBE ponies, both with regular eyes. I don't know what accessories they came with or in what set but do know Brazil only ever had five baby ponies released (the other three being Baby Cotton Candy, Baby Cuddles and Baby Tiddlywinks) so maybe they were sold as a set.

Baby Gusty Baby Lofty
Brazilian Variation
Body Type and Regular Eyes
Brazilian Variation
Regular Eyes
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Green w/red
Leaves
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pale yellow
Yellow
Hot-air balloon

Baby Pony Play & Care [UK Set]

Baby Pony Play & Care set was the UK's alternative to the US's Beddy-Bye Eyes set. It included four af the same characters but all had regular eyes. Baby Lickety-Split was also released as part of Year 5's Baby Ponies with First Tooth set.

All accessories remained the same as the BBE set (see above) except wherever the word diaper appeared it now read nappy.

See also:

Baby Gusty Baby Heart Throb
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Green w/red
Leaves
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:

Pegasus
Lavender
Pink
Hearts


Baby Lickety-Split Baby Ribbon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream cones
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Blue
Chartreuse w/orange
Bow
 

Flutter Ponies

"It's easy to pretend your Flutter Ponies can fly...just push a button and their iridescent wings flutter gracefully. Each pony comes with a styling hairpick, metallic ribbon and a scented body sticker."

Flutter Ponies were smaller then the other ponies with long, thin legs and extra long, curly hair. They had delicate iridescent plastic wings that easily broke. The wings were inserted into a shell shaped button on their backs which when pressed made their wings move up and down. A second set of Flutter Ponies was released in Year 5 and two differently designed winged ponies were released in Years 6 and 7.

Each pony came with a flower hair pick, metallic ribbon and scented body sticker.

See also:

Forget-Me-Not Honeysuckle Lily
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Other:
Flutter Pony
Purple
White
Forget-me-nots
Flower under eye
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Other:

Flutter Pony
Pink
Pink
Honeysuckle
Bud on forehead

Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Other:
Flutter Pony
Pink
Purple
Lilies
Flower on forehead

Morning Glory Peach Blossom Rosedust
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Other:
Flutter Pony
Green
Chartreuse
Vine & flowers
F lower under eye
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Other:
Flutter Pony
Blue
Aqua
Peach flowers
F lower on forehead
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Other:
Flutter Pony
Yellow
Pink
Roses and buds
Flower under eye

Megan & So Soft Sundance

Megan and Sundance were reissued in Year 4. Megan had a new dress and Sundance was a So Soft Pony.  This set was not sold in the UK.

They came with a bridle, brush, comb and body sticker that featured them both.

See also:

Megan Sundance
Type:
Hair:
Clothes:
Doll
Blond
White w/purple flowers,
pink trim w/white lace,
pink shoes & white pants
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:

Earth Pony
White
Pinks
Hearts & Dots

Molly & Baby Sundance

"It's always a happy day when Molly and Baby Sundance come to play. Molly is fully dressed, with bendable legs to ride on Baby Sundance or other baby ponies. Baby Sundance has Beddy-Bye eyes that open and shut, bridle and ribbon. Brush and scented body sticker also included."

In Year 4, Megan was given a younger sister named Molly who came with her own pony, Baby Sundance, who had Beddy-Bye Eyes. They came with a bridle, brush, comb and body sticker that featured them both. They were not sold in the UK.

A prototype model of Baby Sundance was produced with a First Tooth, but this was never put into production. She was only ever seen in a US promotional Hasbro booklet and a TV advert for the Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe in this body type.

See also:

Molly Baby Sundance
Type:
Hair:
Clothes:
Doll
Blond
Pink w/white dots & trim,
rainbow tights & white shoes
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:

Earth
White
Pinks
Hearts & Dots

Plush Mother and Baby Ponies

There were three sets of Plush Mother & Baby Ponies featuring current characters from various Year 4 sets.

See also:

Baby Lickety-Split Baby Lofty Baby Surprise
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream Cones
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow
Yellow
Hot Air Balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Chartreuse
Balloons

Lickety-Split Lofty Surprise
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream Cones
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow
Yellow
Hot Air Balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Chartreuse
Balloons

Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies [+ UK set]

Pretty n' Pony Baby Sea Ponies had shimmery bodies. Surf Rider and Sea Shimmer returned from Year 3 along with four new characters. They had no symbols. Year 4 floats included two new shapes (alligator and frog), as well as fish & turtle from Year 3.

The UK version had the same four new characters as the US set but instead of Surf Rider and Sea Shimmer the set included Tiny Bubbles and Sea Star (both returning from Year 3). Ripple, Sunshower and Water Lily were in slightly different poses with their head facing forward (rather than up), so only Beachcomber remained the same as the US set.

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

See also:

US Set UK Set

US Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies

Sunshower Surf Rider Water Lily
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Yellow
Blue w/yellow alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Pink
Blue w/purple fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Aqua
Pink w/aqua frog

Sunshower Surf Rider Water Lily
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Yellow
Blue w/yellow alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Pink
Blue w/purple fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Aqua
Pink w/aqua frog

UK Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies

Beachcomber Ripple Sea Star
UK Variation
Pose
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Aqua
Blue
Pink w/blue alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:

Sea Pony
White
Pink
Green w/pink frog

Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Purple
Pink w/purple duck

Sunshower Tiny Bubbles Water Lily
UK Variation
Pose
UK Variation
Pose
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Yellow
Blue w/yellow alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Blue
Yellow
Yellow w/orange duck
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Aqua
Pink w/aqua frog

So Soft Ponies [+ UK/Euro & other unflocked sets]

"So Soft Ponies love to snuggle up close. Their delicately-flocked bodies feel so nice to touch. Straight-haired ponies come with a hairbrush. Curly-haired ponies come with a comb. Scented body sticker and ribbon come with all ponies."

So Soft Ponies had flocked bodies with their symbols just visible underneath. Year 4 had a total of twenty two ponies, the most ever released in one set. Some were old characters but many were new. In the US they were released in two goes, with sixteen in 1985 and six more added in 1986.

They were not sold in the UK but instead nine were released without flocking in their own set simply called Ponies in the UK and Movie Stars in Europe, and four more were also released unflocked in a select few countries too in various other sets (see further down for details).

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

See also:

Bouncy Buttons Cherries Jubilee Cupcake
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Yellow
Blue
Beachball
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Lavender
Blue w/pink
Buttons
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Orange
Coral
Cherries
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Aqua
Cupcakes

Fifi Gusty Heart Throb Hippity Hop
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Blue
White w/pink
Poodles
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
green w/red
Leaves
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Pink
Hearts with wings
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Pink
Bunnies

Lickety-Split Lofty Magic Star North Star
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Pink
Ice-cream Cones
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow
Yellow
Hot Air Balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Green
Wand
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Purple
Compass

Paradise Posey Ribbon Scrumptious
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Orange
Palm trees & moon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Pink
Flowers
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Blue
Chartreuse w/orange
Ribbon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Green
Watermelon

Shady Skippety Doo Surprise Truly
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Chartreuse
Sunglasses
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Green
Red
Skipping Rope
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow or white
Chartreuse
Balloons with strings
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Pink
Dove and hearts

Twist Wind Whistler
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Purple
Orange w/pink
Pretzels
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Blue
Pink
Whistles

So Soft ~ Unflocked UK/Euro Ponies - "Ponies / Movie Stars" [UK/Euro set]

Outside of the US, nine of the So Soft Ponies were released without the flocking in a set called simply "Ponies" in the UK, but was also called "Movie Stars" in parts of Europe as all ponies featured in "My Little Pony: The Movie".

None of the unicorns and pegasi had glittery symbols as they had done previously. There was also two symbol versions of Buttons released at the same time in the UK and Magic Star changed pose.

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

Buttons [version 1] Buttons [version 2] Gusty Magic Star
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Lavender
Blue w/pink
Buttons & stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Lavender
Blue w/pink
Buttons
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
green w/red
Leaves
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Green
Wand

North Star Shady Wind Whistler
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Purple
Compass
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Chartreuse
Sunglasses
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Blue
Pink
Whistles

So Soft ~ Unflocked Scandinavian/South Africa Ponies - "Pony Friends" [Scandinavian/South African set]

Cupcake and Truly were sold in a set called Pony Friends in Scandinavia and South Africa, which also included Cherries Jubilee, Hopscotch, Posey and Shady.

Each pony came with a dove brush, ribbon and round, puffy sticker.

Cupcake Truly
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Aqua
Cupcakes
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Pink
Dove and hearts

So Soft ~ Unflocked Brazilian Ponies

Paradise and Ribbon were also produced as unflocked ponies and were only sold in Brazil, in a set which also included Heart Throb, Magic Star, North Star, Shady, Truly, Twist and Windwhistler. Apart form being unflocked there were many other changes too with only Magic Star, Paradise and Shady remaining the same in pose and pony type to the US release. The ponies had a shine to their bodies too, as with all Brazilian ponies.

Each pony came with a comb and ribbon.

Heart Throb Magic Star North Star
Brazilian Variation
Hair Colour
Brazilian Variation
-
Brazilian Variation
Pose
 
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Unsure
Hearts with wings
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Green
Wand
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Purple
Compass

Paradise Ribbon Shady
Brazilian Variation
-
Brazilian Variation
Pose & Pony Type
Brazilian Variation
-
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
White
Orange
Palm trees & moon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Blue
Chartreuse w/orange
Ribbon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Pink
Chartreuse
Sunglasses

Truly Twist Wind Whistler
Brazilian Variation
Pony Type
Brazilian Variation
Pony Type
Brazilian Variation
Pose & Symbol Colour
 
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Pink
Dove and hearts
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth Pony
Purple
Orange w/pink
Pretzels
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Blue
Pink
Whistles

Twinkle-Eyed Ponies [+ Euro variations]

"Twinkle Eyed Ponies have lustrous eyes that sparkle like a rainbow. Each comes with a rainbow comb for grooming the lovely streaked hair, a ribbon and a scented body sticker."

Twinkled-Eyed Ponies had sparkly jewel-like eyes and multi-coloured hair. There were nine Twinkle-Eyed Ponies released in Year 4 and would be five more released in Year 5.

In the US they were released in two goes, with six in 1985 and three more added in 1986. Ribbon and Sweet Pop were never sold in the UK, which also released the Twinkle Eyed Ponies in slightly different groups during Year 5.

They all came with a comb, ribbon and scented body sticker.

See also:

Fizzy Galaxy Gingerbread
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Green
Pink, white, pink
& green
Ice-cream sodas
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:

Unicorn
Pink
Red, mauve, white
& orange
Stars

Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth Pony
White
Blue, purple, pink
& lavender
Gingerbread men

Masquerade Skyrocket Speedy
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow
Green, aqua, green
& chartreuse
Masks
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth Pony
Purple
Red, gold, white
& pink
Fireworks
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Coral
Blue, white, yellow
& purple
Rollerskates

Sweet Pop Sweet Stuff [UK name: Sweetie] Whizzer
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Blue
Pink, yellow, purple
& white
Ice lollies
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth Pony
Blue
Purple, pink, dark
pink & white
Gumdrops
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Purple, blue, green
& aqua
Beenie hats

European Variations

Gingerbread Speedy Sweet Stuff
Spanish Variation
Body colour
German Variation
Body colour
Spanish Variation
Symbol colours 
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth Pony
Yellow
Blue, purple, pink
& lavender
Gingerbread men
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Pink
Blue, white, yellow
& purple
Rollerskates
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth Pony
Blue
Purple, pink, dark
pink & white
Gumdrops

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