My Little Pony :: Ponies ~ Year 8 [1989 - 1990]

MLP Year 8 had ten new sets of ponies, seven new special offers and one new playset.

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

Year 8 ~ Contents

Accessories & Playsets

Playsets


Baby Sparkle Ponies

Baby Sparkle Ponies, like the adult Sparkle Ponies, had translucent bodies filled with glitter. All ponies had re-used names from previous ponies, but the ponies themselves were unique. Baby Starflower's body turn from pink to orange over time.

They were not sold in the UK, which had a alternate set called Starlight Baby Ponies instead, using the same symbols but with different names and solid coloured, shiny bodies.

Each pony came with a brush or comb.

Also see:

Baby Firefly Baby Gusty Baby North Star Baby Starflower
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Purple
Gold
Kite
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Yellow
Pink
Hot air balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Orange
Pink
Stars & planets
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Yellow
Stars & splash

Starlight Baby Ponies

Here are the Starlight Baby Ponies for comparison.

Baby Mischief Baby Explorer Baby Night Song Baby Stella
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Yellow w/tinsel
Kite
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Yellow
Pink w/tinsel
Hot air balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Pink w/tinsel
Stars & planets
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Yellow w/tinsel
Stars & splash

Christmas Pony [+ Argentinean Variation]

Merry Treat was the second of three christmas ponies and was released to celebrate christmas 1990. She was the only one of the three on general sale (rather than special offer).

She came with a green christmas tree shaped comb and a ribbon.

Also see:

Merry Treat
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Red & Green
Father Christmas

Argentinean Variation

This pony only varies in her symbol. She came with the same green christmas tree shaped comb and ribbon.

Merry Treat
Argentinean Variation
Different Symbol
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Red & Green
Candy Canes and bow

Drink 'n Wet Baby Ponies [+ Argentinean Variations]

Drink 'n Wet Baby Ponies could drink water from their bottles, and when they wet their nappies, hearts appeared on the surface. They each had a hole in their mouths and under their tails. In the UK two of the ponies were sold with different names, which in the US were re-used names of other baby ponies.

Each pony came with two nappies in a box, a useable baby bottle, a changing table, a brush or comb and hair ribbon.

Baby Cuddles
UK: Baby Rainflower
Baby Flicker Baby Rainfeather Baby Snookums
UK: Baby Wellyboot
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Yellow
Watering can & flower
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Pink
Fish in bowl
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Blue
Duck holding umbrella
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Purple
Pink
Rainhat & boots

Argentinean Variations

For some reason Argentina produced three colour variations of Baby Cuddles.

Baby Cuddles Baby Cuddles Baby Cuddles
Argentinean Variation 1
Hair & body colour
Argentinean Variation 2
Hair & body colour
Argentinean Variation 3
Hair & body colour
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Pink
Watering can & flower
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Blue
Watering can & flower
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Green
Yellow
Watering can & flower

Glittery Sweetheart Sister Ponies

Glittery Sweethearts Sisters lived up to their name with glittery symbols covering their sides and legs. In the UK one pony was released with a different name. Like all other Sweetheart Sisters, they had had a flower-shaped stem in one ear.

They each came with a glittery star hairpick.

Also see:

Bright Night Starflash Sunblossom Twinkler / UK: Moonshimmer
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Lavender
Pink w/pink tinsel
Bows
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Blue
Lavender w/pink tinsel
Hearts
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Pink w/red tinsel
Stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Gold w/red tinsel
Suns

Pony Bride

Pony Bride was the first of two "white wedding" style ponies, although there had been a few wedding themed ponies before.

She came with various wedding accessories including a white lace veil, a three tier decorated wedding cake, a wedding ring, a flowers hairpick and a hair ribbon.

Also see:

Pony Bride
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
White & iridescent tinsel
Doves & ring

Prom Queen Sweetheart Sister Ponies

Prom Queen Sweetheart Sister Ponies had a flower-shaped stem in one ear, as did the previous Sweetheart Sister Ponies. from Year 7. They all had curly or wavy hair.

Each pony came with a lacy ruffle, a bottle of "Prom Sweetheart" perfume, a large flower hair-clip and a glittery hairpick.

Also see:

Cha Cha Daisy Dancer Pretty Belle Sweet Sundrop
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Aqua
Lacy bouquet & hearts
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Blue
Purple
Violin, musical notes
& dots
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Gold
Opera gloves &
perfume bottle
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Pink
Tiara, stars & dots

Rainbow Curl Ponies

Rainbow Curl Ponies were the next step up from Rainbow Ponies. They had manes in four coloured, perfect ringlets and swirly rainbow symbols that covered both sides of their bodies. They were sold with different names in the UK all beginning with "Rainbow".

Each pony came with a shooting star brush and a hair ribbon.

Also see:

Raincurl / UK: Rainbow Cloud Ringlet / UK: Rainbow Magic Streaky / UK: Rainbow Rider Stripes / UK: Rainbow Storyteller
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth
White
Light pink, yellow,
lavender & aqua
Cloud, rainbow
& stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Yellow
White, yellow, pink
& aqua
Coloured wings
& stars
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Lavender
Light pink, yellow,
lavender& dark pink
Musical stave
& notes
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Dark pink, yellow,
coral & aqua
Shooting stars
& rainbow

Starlight Baby Ponies [UK/Euro set]

Starlight Baby Ponies had shiny bodies and various coloured tinsel in their hair. They were not sold in the US, which had an alternate set called Baby Sparkle Ponies instead (shown below for comparison), using the same symbols but different names and with translucent, glittery bodies.

Each pony came with a shooting star shaped comb.

Also see:

Baby Explorer Baby Mischief Baby Night Song Baby Stella
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Yellow
Pink w/tinsel
Hot air balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Pink
Yellow w/tinsel
Kite
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
White
Pink w/tinsel
Stars & planets
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Yellow w/tinsel
Stars & splash

Baby Sparkle Ponies

Here are the Baby Sparkle Ponies for comparison.

Baby Gusty Baby Firefly Baby North Star Baby Starflower
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Unicorn
Yellow
Pink
Hot air balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
Purple
Gold
Kite
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Orange
Pink
Stars & planets
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Yellow
Stars & splash

Sweetsteps Ballerina Ponies

Sweetsteps Ballerina Ponies were the first fully jointed ponies with poseable legs and head. Their bodies were moulded on leotards and they also had moulded ballet slippers. Their symbols were on their rumps rather than hips.

Each pony came with a mesh tutu, two large flower hair-clips, a star hair pick and a hair ribbon.

Also see:

Posey Rose Silky Slipper Tip Toes Twinkle Dancer
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Aqua
Pink
Musical clef & notes
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Blue
Ballet slippers
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Purple
Yellow
Flower bouquet
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Purple
Lace fan

Tropical Ponies

Tropical Ponies had bright coloured bodies and neon tri-coloured hair and the style was continued with Year 10's Paradise Baby Ponies. They were sold with different names in the UK.

Each pony came with a fish shaped comb.

Also see:

Hula Hula / UK: Sail Away Pina Colada / UK: Hula Hula
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Unicorn
Pink
Orange, neon pink
& green
Sail boat
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth
Pink
Orange, neon pink
& blue
Palm trees

Sea Breeze / UK: Surfing Days Tootie Tails / UK: Summer Heatwave
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Pegasus
Orange
Pale pink, yellow
& neon red
Fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:

Symbol:
Earth
Yellow
Neon yellow, green
& pink
Pineapple

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