"They really dance and fly in the air!"

Sky Dancers were produced by Galoob from 1994-2000 when they were recalled for causing various injuries. They were a large series of ballerina-style dolls with foam wings under their arms, plus a "launcher" or stand. When the string on the launcher was pulled the doll would spin up and away with her wings opening up to catch flight. There was also a 27 episode animation series in 1996-97.

They were sold in US, Japan, UK and other countries in Europe. In Italy they were produced by GIG (Ballerine Volanti), and Japan by Tsukuda Original (Fairy Princess). Japan also had some colour variations.

The line was re-issued in 2005, and again in 2013. There were a few "knockoff" brands too.

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Fairy Flyers

"Introducing the smallest Sky Dancers ever - new Fairy Flyers. These tiny dolls dance and fly just like the original Sky Dancers. Each doll comes with a special Pony, Bunny or Flower launcher that lets them fly high in the sky. The Fairy Flyers two-dolls-with-launcher packs feature Fairy Flyer animal friends. In addition to a beautiful Fairy Flyers ballerina doll, each pack includes a pretty Bunny, Puppy, or Pony who flies through the air with the help of her magic launcher. A mini storybook is included so you can read about your favourite Fairy Flyers and create your own high-flying adventures."

There were several sets of Fairy Flyers produced, and were three types of launcher. Animal dancers were also added into the twin packs and some special edition sets.

Bunny Launchers

These launchers were in the shape of a leaping bunny and looked a bit like a carousel. The pull was a bow on their tails.

Prima

This set came with a little story pamphlet called "Moonlight is for Dancing". I've found an identical black version of Prima, but she may have been called something else.

Skydream

This set came with a little story pamphlet called "Skydream Welcomes a Magical Spring".

Twin Pack ~ Spritzy & Celeste

This set came with a little story pamphlet called "Tea Party for Two".

Twin Pack ~ Wind Prancer & Sunwing

This set came with a little story pamphlet called "Merry-Go-Round Meadow".

Unknown

I have yet to find the name of this doll. It may be a Japanese exclusive.

Special Edition: Easter Surprise ~ Candy Cottontail

This set came with a bunny doll and a little story pamphlet called "_ Bunny Wins A Race".

Pony Launchers

These all had launchers in the shape of a horses head with a bow pull.

Charmella

This set came with a little story pamphlet called "Charmella Touches The Couds".

Daintina

This set came with a little story pamphlet called "Daintina Dances on Raindrops".

Twin Pack ~ Bowina & Mirabelle

Twin Pack ~ Elise & Dream Bunny

This set came with a story pamphlet called "Dream Bunny Learns to Fly".

Twin Pack ~ Zephyrina & Pirouette

This set came with a story pamphlet called  "How Zephyrina Got Her Wings". It looks to be the same pony launcher as the Bowina & Mirabelle twin pack.

Special Edition Twin Pack ~ Circus Fun

This set came with two animal dancers called Daisy Dreamer (bunny) and Enchantra (pony). They came with a story pamphlet called "Daisy Dreamer's Circus Trick".

Unknown

I have yet to place this launcher.

Flower Launchers

These launchers were shaped like a bunch of flowers with a humming bird pull.

Babette

I've found an identical black version of Babette, but she may have been called something else.

Tinybelle

This set came with a story pamphlet called "The Little Sky Dancer".

Twin Pack ~ Cotton Cloud & Aquaria

Cotton Cloud was a bunny. This set came with a story pamphlet called "Cotton Cloud Wins First Prize".

Twin Pack ~ Sun Dancer & Rosemerry

Sun Dancer was a horse.

Other Sets

This set was a special edition set.

Dalmatian Delight

Playsets

There was one playset produced for the smaller dolls called "Magical Flying Carousel". It came with two doll variations.

The white dolls were called Clementine and Katrina. The black dolls were called Merry Fairy and Sun Breeze. The little storybook pamphlets matched the dolls but everything else about the two sets were identical.

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