Year 5 Ponies (1986-1987)

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Year 5 was the second biggest year for My Little Pony being that it followed up their most important year. This year added more So Soft and Twinkle-Eyed Ponies as well as all-new kinds of Ponies including Princess Ponies and the first set of all males, Big Brother Ponies. They and other new ponies all had episodes built around them late in the 1986-87 season of "My Little Pony"'s TV series. Also on television, My Little Pony collectors were now called "My Little Pony Mommies" who watched over their pony families. Starting this year, ponies no longer came with stickers of any kind, but always came with a brush, comb or pick, and ribbon.



So Soft Ponies logo with Twilight graphic

After the huge collection of So Soft Ponies in Year 4, five more were added in Year 5 to complete the set. Like last year, they had the same "fuzzily" soft bodies and pastel colors. Each So Soft Pony came with a either a brush, comb, or hairpick, and hair ribbon.

So Soft Ponies

Taffy (Earth pony) is white with (straight, standard-length) dark pink hair, and purple eyes. Her symbol is three pink wrapped candies.
Crumpet (Earth pony) is all gold with (straight, standard-length) gold hair, and gold eyes. Her symbol is a pink teapot (w/dark pink hearts) and matching teacup.
Twilight (pegasus) is pale purple with curly (standard-length) pink hair, and pink eyes. Her symbol is a white candle in a gold holder. Twilight is the only So Soft Pony from Year 5 that appeared in the later episodes of the My Little Pony TV series.

So Soft Ponies

Angel (Earth pony) is aqua with curly (standard-length) aqua hair, and dark turquoise eyes. Her symbol is three orange & turquoise angel fish swimming through the water.
Bangles (unicorn) is light pink with (straight, standard-length) blue hair w/dark pink mane streak, and purple eyes. Her symbol is a dark pink heart with a string of white beads (with a small pink heart hanging from it).

These new So Soft Ponies were some of the first to show off some of the new poses introduced this year. Hippity Hop from Year 4 was also included in this set. In French, So Soft Ponies are called Pouliches Si Douces.


Twinkle-Eyed ponies logo with Bright Eyes graphic

This year, Twinkle-Eyed Ponies returned following their original set in both early and late Year 4. There were five new ponies added, all in new poses. Of course, they all had the sparkling jeweled eyes and multi-colored hair like last year. Each Twinkle-Eyed Pony came with a either a brush, comb, or hairpick, and hair ribbon.

Twinkle-Eyed Ponies

Quackers (Earth pony) is white with curly (standard-length) blue/green/yellow/dark pink hair. Her eyes are bluish-green jewels, and her symbol is a yellow & orange duck holding an umbrella.
Locket (pegasus) is pink with curly (standard-length) white/pink/coral/purple hair. Her eyes are dark pink jewels, and her symbol is and three keys (two dark pink & one purple).
Mimic (unicorn) is light yellow-green with (straight, standard-length) chartreuse/pink/green/red hair. Her eyes are green jewels and her symbol is a red & yellow parrot.

Twinkle-Eyed Ponies

Tic-Tac-Toe (Earth pony) is yellow with (straight, standard-length) red/dark pink/deep green/green hair. Her eyes are pinkish-orange jewels and her symbol is a pink & green unfinished tic-tac-toe game.
Bright Eyes (Earth pony) is periwinkle with (straight, standard-length) white/gold/neon orange/dark red hair. Her eyes are mixture of purple & green-colored jewels; her symbol is a red & white alarm clock.

Speedy was brought back from Year 4's later set of Twinkle-Eyed Ponies.
Locket and Mimic were the only new Twinkle-Eyed Ponies who appeared in the later episodes of the My Little Pony TV series.


Twice As Fancy Ponies logo with Dancing Butterflies graphic

Twice as Fancy Ponies were the first really new ponies from Year 5. Their special feature was that their symbol, that traditionally only covered each side of their hips, now extended to covering both of their sides and their backs. Some of their symbols were connected; some were not. They even had a little extension of their symbol either on their forehead or under one eye. Twice as Fancy Ponies each came with a brush, comb, or hairpick and hair ribbon. In the UK, Twice As Fancy Ponies were called Party Ponies.

Twice As Fancy Ponies

Love Melody (Earth pony) is purple with (straight, standard-length) pink hair, and magenta eyes. Her symbol is pink hearts stung together with white ribbons; she also has two smaller hearts & ribbon under her right eye.
Up, Up, and Away (Earth pony) is fuchsia with (straight, standard-length) pink hair, and blue eyes. Her symbol is several green and yellow balloons, and she has one green balloon under her right eye.
Sweet Tooth (UK name: Lollipop; Earth pony) is greenish-blue with curly (standard-length) dark pink hair, and purple eyes. Her symbol is blue and pink lollipops (with white sticks), and has one of each color under her left eye.

Twice As Fancy Ponies

Sugarberry (UK name: Strawberry Fair; Earth pony) is white with curly (standard-length) red hair, and blue eyes. She is covered with strawberries that are attached by green twisting vines; she also has a strawberry on her forehead.
Milky Way (unicorn) is pinkish-purple with (straight, standard-length) white hair w/blue mane streak, and purple eyes. Her symbol is glittery silver stars silver stars, and she has three of these stars under her right eye. Outside the U.S., there was another version of Milky Way with shiny painted (non-glittery) silver stars.
Dancing Butterflies (pegasus) is yellow with curly (standard-length) yellow hair, and blue eyes. She is covered with pink and blue (in various combinations) butterflies (except on her wings); she also has one pink w/blue butterfly on her forehead.

The Twice As Fancy Ponies were all given babies in a mail-in offer in Year 7, half of which were of a different type of pony than their mothers. Also, in Year 6, another set of six Twice As Fancy Ponies were introduced.


Princess Ponies logo with Princess Royal Blue and bushwoolie graphic

The Princess Ponies were an important collection of Year 5, with several different pony princesses to follow in the future. This set of Princess Ponies are characterized by the strands of shiny tinsel in their hair (all straight and standard-length) and the shiny, multi-colored raised medallions that were their symbols. Each Princess Pony also came with a glittered hairpick with stars, gold-trimmed ribbon, sparkling magic wand, damsel hat with raised silver-glittered shapes & gold-trimmer streamers. Each Princess also came with a Bushwoolie friend. Although Bushwoolies were introduced in Year 3 on TV, they were not produced until this year, and they only came with the Princess Ponies. Each Bushwoolie each wore a crown that matched their eye color (and the stone in their crown matched their body color), and they came in three different poses. Princess Ponies were also sold in the U.K. under different names, and came with baby dragons instead of Bushwoolies. Note: Hat colors not photographed are not confirmed, and are listed as shown in the Year 5 US MLP booklet, however, none of the confirmed colors match the colors in the illustrations.

Princess Ponies with Bushwoolies

Princess Serena (UK: Princess Aquamarine; Earth pony) is aqua with pink hair (w/gold tinsel), and dark pink eyes. She has a pink heart-shaped medallion with a pink jewel heart in the center surrounded by smaller green jewels. She wears an aqua hat (w/teardrops & hearts and pink streamers) [not purple as shown in booklet] and came with a purple wand. Her Bushwoolie's name is Cheery, and he is pink with a purple crown and eyes.
Princess Sparkle (UK name: Princess Amethyst; unicorn) is lavender with aqua hair (w/aqua tinsel), and sea green eyes. She has a gold pentagon-shaped medallion with a round aqua jewel in the center surrounded by smaller gold jewels. She wears a pink hat and has an aqua wand. Her Bushwoolie's name is Hugster, who is sea green with a pink crown and eyes.
Princess Royal Blue (UK name: Princess Sapphire; Earth pony) is blue with dark pink hair (w/pink tinsel), and sea green eyes. She has a pink crescent moon-shaped medallion with yellow in the center. She wears a blue hat (deeper than Serena's), and came with a purple wand. She is shown with a purple hat, that came with my Princess Sapphire (second hand), also shown as purple in the US booklet. Her Bushwoolie is Eager, the dark pink who is dark pink and has a blue crown and eyes.

Princess Ponies with Bushwoolies

Princess Primrose (UK name: Princess Ruby; Earth Pony) is pink with blue hair (w/pink tinsel), and blue eyes. Her symbol is a blue butterfly-shaped medallion with a pink oval jewel in the center surrounded by smaller gold jewels. She wears a yellow hat and came with a purple wand. Her Bushwoolie named Chumster, and he is yellow with a blue crown and eyes.
Princess Tiffany (UK name: Princess Pearl; pegasus) is white with white hair (w/silver tinsel), and blue eyes. She has a silver teardrop medallion with blue teardrop stone in the center surrounded by yellow stones. She wears a purple hat (w/teardrops & hearts and yellow streamers) [not blue as shown in booklet] and has a dark blue wand. Her bushwoolie is Friendly, who is light blue and has a purple crown and eyes.
Princess Starburst (UK name: Princess Amber; Earth pony) is yellow with purple hair (w/silver tinsel), and pink eyes. She has a pink star-shaped medallion with yellow stones in the center. She wears a yellow hat (w/stars & moons and pink streamers) [not aqua as shown in booklet] and came with a pink wand. Her Bushwoolie is named Wishful; he is purple with a sea green crown and eyes.

The Princess Ponies and these Bushwoolies were featured in a later episode of "My Little Pony" called "The Quest of the Princess Ponies", where they are fighting over which one of them should be queen. Their magic wands are stolen by Lavan who means to use their magic to turn himself into a crystal being and rule Ponyland. In Year 6, a new set of Princess Ponies came out, but without Bushwoolies and with a different style of hair.


Flutter Ponies logo with Wingsong graphic

In Year 5, four more Flutter Ponies (French: Pouliches Voltigeuses; also sold in Canada) were introduced. This was also the last year for Flutter Ponies. They came in new poses with bolder colors, and symbols other than flowers; they all have curly hair with long manes. They also had a small version of their symbol on either their cheek of forehead, like last year. Their wing attachments were sightly different, with a stronger clear piece of plastic on the end, but that didn't stop the wings from breaking. Each Flutter Pony came with a metallic ribbon and hair pick.

Flutter Ponies

Wind Drifter (French: Zéphyr) is yellow with green hair, and turquoise eyes. Her symbol is a purple & turquoise wind mill, with the same picture, only smaller, on her forehead.
Wing Song (French: Mélodie) is pink with blue hair, and blue eyes. Her symbol is a dark pink wind chime with dangling hearts, surrounded by musical notes. Under he left eye is a tiny heart.
Tropical Breeze (French: Brise Tropicale) is blue with red hair, and pink eyes. Her symbol is a pink flamingo; the one on her hips is standing on one leg, bending over, and the tiny one on her forehead is simply standing (side view).
Cloud Puff (French: Doux Nuage) is dark purple with aqua hair, and light green eyes. Her symbol is an aqua & white cloud (with a face) blowing wind. She also has a gust of wind under her right eye.
Rosedust and Lily (not shown) from Year 4 were re-released.


Big Brother Ponies logo with Slugger graphic

After in introduction of Lucky, the Stallion in a 1986 mail offer, it wasn't long before an entire set of male ponies was released. But while Lucky was a little colt, The Big Brother Ponies were big rugged guys, and larger than the female ponies. The Big Brothers are all Earth ponies and are easily recognizable by the long, molded Clydesdale-style hair on their hooves. They have standard-length manes and tails (curly or straight), and a colored streak in their mane (like some unicorns have); they were made in three different poses. Their symbols depicted boyish hobbies and sports and they each a matching hat and colored bandanna (w/white paisley print) around their necks. Each Big Brother Pony also came with a brush or comb. In the U.K., they were called the Adventure Boy Ponies and some had different names.

Big Brother Ponies

4-Speed (UK name: Trucker) is pale blue with straight dark blue hair w/pink mane streak, and pinkish-purple eyes. His symbol is a pink & purple dump truck. He wears a yellow hard hat (with a blue heart design on the front) and a purple bandanna.
Salty (UK name: Tug) is turquoise with curly purple hair w/pink mane streak, and light gold eyes. His symbol is a pink & white ship on the water (white waves). He wears a white sailor hat (with raised hearts on the top) that says "S.S. PONY" (in green letters) on the front. He also came with a light green bandanna.
Quarterback is blue with curly blue hair w/white mane streak, and pinkish-purple eyes. His symbol is a pink & blue football. He wears a pale pink football helmet that says "PONY'S" with a picture of a trotting pony on both sides in dark pink. The helmet has a red elastic strap. He also came with a pink bandanna.

Big Brother Ponies

Slugger (UK name: First Base) is pinkish-purple with curly white hair w/dark pink mane streak, and dark blue eyes. His symbol is a white baseball, white bat, & aqua glove. He wears a light blue baseball cap (with a white outline of a baseball with "MLP" in the center) and a light blue bandanna.
Tex is yellow with straight dark pink hair w/dark blue mane streak, and dark blue eyes. His symbol is two sea green cacti and two pink bits of grass. He wears a mint green cowboy hat (with a dark pink sheriff's star in the front with a "P" in the center) and a cornflower blue bandanna.
Steamer (UK name: Tracks) is dark pink with straight pink hair w/dark green mane streak, and yellow eyes. His symbol is a periwinkle & gold train. He wears a purple engineer's hat (with "PONY R.R." written in yellow letters on the front) and a yellow bandanna.

The Big Brother Ponies were introduced in the My Little Pony episode "Somnambula" where they returned from a race around the world only to find all the Little Ponies gone and later found in a sleeping trance.
In Year 6, three more Big Brother Ponies were added to the set.



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