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This insert from Year 8 featured a collection of brand new ponies, including the Twice As Fancy Baby Ponies and the Sweet Scoops Pony and Pendant Pair, who were only available through this offer. Others included the first appearance of the Birthday Baby Ponies and Coat 'n Tails, in a major offer, only now he was known as Tux 'n Tails.
The Birthday Baby Ponies got off to a strange start when they were first offered. They were originally portrayed in inserts as chubby baby boy ponies. But they were actually girls (Earth ponies), and come in the colors and styles as shown here, and also in the Year 9 "A Day at the Beach" insert. Each pony came with special party accessories (similar to those from the Party Gift Pack) to match their names, and their symbols are balloon animals and the phrase "Happy Birthday!" They also each came with a hair ribbon.
Baby Gametime is pink with curly (standard-length) yellow and pink hair, and blue eyes. Her balloon animal symbol is blue, with a long body. She came with a Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Pony game (with a picture of Party Time), two pink tails (one shown), and a blue & white striped blindfold. Her ribbon is aqua.
Both pony and charm have a purple body, dark pink hair (pony's hair is straight, standard-length), and pink eyes. They both have a vanilla ice cream cone symbol (pink cone, white top, pink sprinkles).
In Year 5, the first set of Twice As Fancy Ponies was introduced. In Year 8, each pony was given a baby, creating a set of six Twice As Fancy Baby Ponies. They all came in the same colors and had the same symbols as their mothers, including the same tiny interpretation of the symbol on their forehead or cheek. However, some of the babies were a of different species of pony than their mother, noted below. Other differences included slightly different eye, hair, and symbol colors. Some of them also had a first tooth, and their hair is standard-length, but not all of their individual styles match their mothers'. Each pony came with a hair ribbon.
Baby Milky Way is a pink pegasus instead of a unicorn like her mother, however, she still has a blue streak in her white mane (straight hair). She has deep, dark purple eyes (darker than mom's) and a first tooth. She has shiny (not glittery) silver stars as her symbol, including three under her left eye (her mother's are on the right). Her ribbon is purple.
Baby Up, Up, and Away is a unicorn even though her mother is an Earth Pony. She is dark pink with curly light pink hair (mom has straight hair) and dark blue eyes (mom's are lighter). She has green & yellow balloons as her symbol, with a yellow one under her right eye (mom's little balloon is green). Her her ribbon is yellow.
Goldilocks was only available in Year 8 and in an offer all her own. The back of the mail order was an advertisement for My Little Playsets that were currently being sold in stores (1990; Year 8), including the Petite Ponies Prancing Pretty Carousel, Petite Ponies Royal Pony Palace, and the She was also the only mail order pony who was advertised on television, in a spot at the end of other Year 8 My Little Pony commercials.
Goldilocks was one of two ponies named after fairy tales. SEE ALSO: Rapunzel
In other beach-themed offer, this last insert found in Year 9 My Little Pony packages featured new ponies as well as some reissued, recently offered ponies. Another fairy tail pony, Rapunzel, was introduced, along with the Mommy and Baby Set. Baby Sugarcake and Baby Gametime (not called Birthday Baby Ponies in this offer) were available again, this time shown photographed in their actual form. The Baby Pearlized Ponies were also part of this offer.
Mommy and Baby Pony (Earth ponies) were just what their name said - a mother pony and and her baby. They have the same colors, magenta bodies with curly (standard-length) pink hair, and light blue eyes. Mommy's symbol is a cat and her kitten (white, pink-outlined, wearing aqua clothing) beneath three pink hearts. Baby has fancy pants with a pattern of (pink-outlined) kittens (wearing aqua diapers) and pink hearts on her white diaper. The set came with a yellow playpen, white bottle, and a mint green duck comb (see PonyCombs page). Mommy and Baby were also were available through a later (mail only) offer, Ponyland Press.
SEE ALSO: Goldilocks.
An offer sent to My Little Pony collectors in the mail in Year 9, the Adventure Cruise offered several previously issued ponies, some for the last time. For those still needed to catch up, a bonus of two woven friendship bracelets (a trend in the late 80s) were free with orders of $25 or more. This was the last chance for the set of Baby Pearlized Ponies as well as Li'l Cupcake & Li'l Sweetcake (not called Baby Sister Ponies here). Baby Cuddles (with Beddy-Bye Eyes) and the Baby Buggy was finally retired with this offer. Also available were Tux 'n Tails and Satin 'n Lace (only sold as a set) and the set of five Playset Ponies.
Ponyland Press was the last My Little Pony offer, and only send to collectors in the mail. It was done on the design of a newspaper with each pony (ponies) or accessory featured in a short article. It was the last chance to add previously offered ponies to you collection, including the Pretty Mane Ponies, Rapunzel, the Playset Ponies, Rainbow Ponies Parasol and Confetti, Mommy and Baby Pony, Satin 'n Lace and Coat 'n Tails (sold only as a set), and the Baby Bonnet School of Dance (no pony included).
Some ponies were not sold through traditional mail offers, which either came as inserts in My Little Pony packages or send to collectors in the mail, after previous orders were placed. The ponies featured below include catalog exclusives, cereal premiums, fast food prizes, and non-U.S. offers, from the late 1980's and early 1990's.
It has been confirmed that both Megan and Sundance came with the playset, however, this may have only been the case in Canada. In other countries where Megan's Place was sold, it is uncertain whether or not Megan was included, and it has so far been confirmed that Sundance was not included. A white dog named Snowball (white with pink ears, eyes, nose, and light pink tongue) may have also been included. It is also rumored that Megan's pony, T.J. was also produced, but it's unknown whether or not he actually exits or was sold with this playset. It has been confirmed that the Canadian version did not include Megan, Sundance, or T.J., but did come with Snowball.
SEE ALSO: Show Stable (re-issue; Home Sweet Home)
I heard that these ponies are called Valentine's Day Twins (Earth ponies), but I don't know if each baby pony has her own individual name, though it has been said that they were simply called "White Baby Valentines Pony" and "Purple Baby Valentines My Little Pony". Other possible names are mentioned below. They were not a traditional mail order, as they very only available through a stationary company called Current and never sold through a totally My Little Pony offer.
The other is purple with straight (standard-length) pink hair, and pink eyes. Her symbol is a pink heart with a purple arrow going through it. She has a First Tooth. Her name may be Cupid, however that info may have come from a second hand shop, not a Currant or MLP source).
It is believed that they were available anytime from Valentine's Day season 1989 through around the same time as year 8 (approx. 1990). The red & white pony was released first, with the purple & pink pony following a few months later, though it is also believed that the two ponies were sold as a set. Currant also offered other My Little Pony items around this same time, including Dress the Pony Stickers set, Cut-Out Birthday Cards, Lace-Up Cards, Pin the Tail on the Pony Game, and Birthday Gift Wrap and Cards.
SEE ALSO: Merry Treat.
She is nearly twice the size of an adult pony, which also hints that she is not originally from the MLP collection. She has a pale pink face and legs with purple hooves, and her body is covered with long magenta fur. She has blue eyes and a purple nose. She wears a decorated fringed blanket on her back and came with a purple llama shaped brush (in the Jem offer; the brush may have not been included in the MLP offer).
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