My Little Pony were originally produced by Hasbro for twelve years from 1982 to 1994 (Generation 1, or G1), with the last two years only being sold in UK/Europe, making them very collectable to US buyers. There were literally hundreds (if not thousands!) of ponies produced, as well as ample playsets and other pony accessories.

MLP Year 3 had eight new sets of ponies (plus two new UK sets) and one new set of plush ponies. There was one set of special offer ponies, four new playsets, plus new accessories and pony wear.

Images on this page thanks to Silver Tickle, Ponyology and various eBay sellers!

Year 3 ~ Contents

Accessories & Playsets

Playsets

Accessories

Pony Wear


Earth Ponies / Groom and Style Ponies

Year 3 had a second set of Earth Ponies (with curly hair), which were called Groom and Style Ponies in the UK (and Bow Tie and Applejack had a different pose).

Cherries Jubilee and Posey (both with darker symbols) were released in another Y3 UK set simply called My Little Pony along with four new mixed ponies (see lower down for the two earth ponies).

Cherries Jubilee, Lickety-Split and Posey were also sold in the So Soft line in Year 4 with flocking.

It seems that only Tootsie was not sold elsewhere!

Each pony came with a butterfly shaped brush, a ribbon and a round, scented puffy sticker (except UK Applejack,Bow Tie and Posey who came with moon and stars shaped combs instead).

See also:
Year 2: Earth Ponies
Year 3: My Little Pony [UK set]

Applejack [UK pose] Bowtie [UK pose]
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Apples
Type: Earth
Body: Blue
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Bows

Applejack Bowtie Cherries Jubilee
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Apples
Type: Earth
Body: Blue
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Bows
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Coral
Symbol: Cherries

Lickety-Split Posey Tootsie
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink (fades to white over time)
Symbol: Ice-cream Cones
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pink (fades to white over time)
Symbol: Flowers
Type: Earth
Body: Yellowish Green
Hair: Blue
Symbol: Lolly Pops

US Packaging

Packaging is dated 1985 and had a different story for each pony on the back. The illustrated ponies on the front of the packaging was very similar to the previous years set.

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Applejack Bowtie Cherrie Jubilee

Lickety-Split Posey Tootsie

Packaging back also included the Unicorns & Pegasi and had a different story for each pony.

UK Packaging

Packaging is dated 1985 and had a different story for each pony on the back. These packaging illustration were used elsewhere in Europe also.

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Applejack Bowtie Cherrie Jubilee

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Lickety-Split Posey Tootsie

My Little Pony [UK Set]

My LIttle Pony was a mixed type UK set which included two ponies from this year's Earth Ponies set (Posey and Cherries Jubilee) plus two new earth ponies, one new unicorn and one new pegasus. Posey and Cherries Jubilee were exactly the same as shown above.

Each pony came with a bird shaped brush, a ribbon and round scented puffy sticker with their picture on it.

See also:

Gypsy Honeycomb
Type: Unicorn
Body: Orange
Hair: Orange
Symbol: Tambourines
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Bumblebees

Hopscotch Snowflake
Type: Earth
Body: Aqua
Hair: Purple
Symbol: Hopscotch
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: White
Symbol: Glittery Snowflakes

During Year 4 in Scandinavia/South Africa, a set called "Ponies" was released which included Cherries Jubilee, Hopscotch and Posey. Also part of the set were Shady, Cupcake and Truly from the So Soft line (but unflocked).

UK back packaging on the left and the later Scandinavian packaging on the right show Honeycomb changed to Truly, Snowflake changed to Shady, and Gypsy changed to Cupcake.

Rainbow Ponies

Rainbow Ponies returned for a second time with three re-issues (Moonstone, Starshine, Parasol and Windy - no change) and six new ponies and a new hair colour combination. All ponies had glittery symbols, except those produced in Italy which had painted versions.

This set was not sold in the UK with the exception of Confetti who was sold separately as "Wedding Bells, Confetti Pony" and in a different pose (see lower down for more info).

Each pony came with a round, scented puffy sticker with their picture on it, a ribbon, a comb and a shooting star shaped brush with a rainbow sticker on the back.

See also:

Confetti Flutterbye Pinwheel
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Confetti
Type: Pegasus
Body: Orange
Hair: Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Butterflies
Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Pinwheels

Starflower Tickle Trickles
Type: Unicorn
Body: Blue
Hair: Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Stars
Type: Pegasus
Body: Purple
Hair: Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Feathers
Type: Earth
Body: Yellow
Hair:Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Watering Cans

UK "Wedding Bells, Confetti "

Although the Rainbow Ponies were not sold in the UK, Confetti was. She was marketed as "Wedding Bells, Confetti Pony" and sold separately. Unfortunately poor old Confetti never did get a groom!

She had a different pose from the US version and came with:

  • white dress
  • white veil
  • white shoes
  • ring
  • lacy garter
Confetti [UK]
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Orange, Pink, Blue & Yellow
Symbol: Confetti

Unicorns & Pegasi

Year 3 had six new Unicorns and Pegasi, along with the re-release of Firefly, Medley, Moondancer, and Glory from Year 2 (now with curly hair). Their symbols were still made from glitter.

As with Year 2's set, this set was not released in the UK.

Gusty, Heart Throb and Surprise returned as So Soft Ponies in Year 4 (and as UK/Euro non flocked versions).

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

See also:

Gusty Heart Throb Powder
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Green with Red Streak
Symbol: Leaves
Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Heart with Wingsthers
Type: Unicorn
Body: Purple
Hair: White with Red Streak
Symbol: Snowflakes

Skyflier Sparkler Surprise
Type: Unicorn
Body: Peach
Hair: Red with White Streak
Symbol: Kites
Type: Unicorn
Body: Blue
Hair: Purple with Red Streak
Symbol: Diamonds
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Balloons

Baby Ponies

"They love to share their toys with the other baby ponies!"

Year 3 saw the introduction of Baby Ponies, which were released in various guises throughout all US and UK production years. The US set comprised of six ponies, where as the UK set (called Baby Pony Play and Care, shown lower) comprised of only three (including a UK exclusive pony). Baby Cotton Candy was also released as part of a German Baby Ponies set in Year 4, along with five new exclusive babies.

All pegasus and unicorns had glittery symbols, but in parts of Europe they were released with non-glittery symbols. All ponies from this set were re-issued as Baby Pearlized Ponies in Year 7.

Each pony came with several accessories, plus a teddy bear brush, a ribbon and round scented puffy sticker with their picture on it.

See also:

Baby Blossom Baby Cotton Candy Baby Firefly
Type: Earth
Body: Lavender
Hair: White
Symbol: Flowers
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: White
Symbol: Candyfloss
Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Blue
Symbol: Lighting Bolt

Baby Glory Baby Moondancer Baby Surprise
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Pink & Blue
Symbol: Shooting Star
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Pink & Purple
Symbol: Moon and Stars
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Neon Yellow
Symbol: Balloon

Baby Blossom Baby Cotton Candy

Accessories

  • Aqua Rocker
  • Bib with Aqua Trim
  • Pink & White Necklace
  • White Bottle with Green Trim
  • White Rattle with Pink Handle
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Pink Brush

Accessories

  • Purple Playpen
  • White Blanket with Pink Hearts & Trim
  • Duck Pull Toy
  • White & Pink Necklace
  • White Bottle with Yellow Trim
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Purple Brush

Baby Pony Play & Care [UK Set]

Baby Pony Play & Care set was the UK's version of the US's Baby Ponies and included Baby Applejack, which was an exclusive UK release, never being sold in the US. The UK set also included Baby Cotton Candy (with nose freckles) and Baby Blossom, but were no different from the US release above.

Each pony came with various accessories as they did in the US.

Baby Applejack Baby Cotton Candy
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Apples
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: White
Symbol: Candyfloss

Baby Blossom Baby Cotton Candy

Accessories

  • Aqua Rocker
  • Bib with Aqua Trim
  • Pink & White Necklace
  • White Bottle with Green Trim
  • White Rattle with Pink Handle
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Pink Brush

Accessories

  • Purple Playpen
  • White Blanket with Pink Hearts & Trim
  • Duck Pull Toy
  • White & Pink Necklace
  • White Bottle with Yellow Trim
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Purple Brush

Baby Blossom

Accessories

  • White Playpen
  • Pink Necklace
  • White Bottle with Purple Trim
  • White Bib with Lavender Trim
  • Stack Toy
  • Nappy in a Box
  • Yellow Brush

"Ember's Dream"

This is the fourth version of Ember to be made. The previous three were released in Year 2 in a special offer and came in three different colours but no symbol. This version of Ember was a different colour combination again and this time she had a symbol. She came with a story cassette tape entitled "Ember's Dream".

See also:
Year 2: Ember, My Beautiful Baby Pony

Ember
Type: Earth
Body: Purple
Hair: Purple
Symbol: Star

Sea Ponies

Six new Sea Ponies were introduced in Year 3. Three of them came with new swirl design shell, while the other three came with the original design. All shells could stick to the side of the bath via a sucker, and the ponies could float in water.

This set was not released in the UK.

Each pony came with a shell, shell brush & comb, hair ribbon and round scented puffy sticker.

See also:

High Tide Sand Dollar Sea Breeze
Type: Sea
Body: Yellow
Hair: Pink
Shell: Lavender Clam
Type: Sea
Body: Pink
Hair: Chartreuse
Shell: Aqua Clam
Type: Sea
Body: Lilac
Hair: Purple with green
Shell: Blue Swirl

Sea Mist Wave Jumper White Cap
Type: Sea
Body: White
Hair: Red with Pink
Shell: Purple Swirl
Type: Sea
Body: Blue
Hair: Pink
Shell: Green Clam
Type: Sea
Body: White
Hair: Purple with Blue
Shell: Pink Swirl

Baby Sea Ponies

Unlike adult Sea Ponies, Baby Sea Ponies needed help to keep them afloat in the water. The floats came in three variations (duck, fish & turtle), each in a different colour. They had no symbols.

Sea Shimmer and Surf Rider returned in Year 4 as Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies in the US, while Sea Star and Tiny Bubbles were included in the UK's Pretty & Pearly Baby Sea Ponies.

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

See also:
Year 2: Sea Ponies
Year 3: Sea Ponies
Year 4: Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies
Year 5: Sea Sparkle Baby Sea Ponies
Year 6: Watercolour Baby Sea Ponies
Year 10: Fancy Mermaid Ponies

Backstroke Sea Shimmer
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Yellow
Blue & Orange Fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Green
Green
Pink & Green Turtle

Sea Star Splasher
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Purple
Pink & Purple Duck
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Blue
Purple
Green & Blue Turtle

Surf Rider Tiny Bubbles
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Pink
Blue & Purple Fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Blue
Yellow
Yellow & Orange Duck

Megan & Sundance

Megan & Sundance were always sold together and returned several times in different styles. In Year 4 Sundance was a So Soft Pony and in Year 7 a Twice As Fancy Pony. Megan & Sundance were also available with a playset called Megan's Place, only available in the 1985 US Sears catalogue.

In the US Sundance came with bridle and reins but in the UK she did not. Megan also came with a different set of clothes in the UK to the US release (see publicity shot). The set came with a blue flower shaped brush comb (possibly white in the UK), and a round, scented puffy sticker.

See also:
Year 3: Megan's Place
Year 4: Megan and So Soft Sundance
Year 4: Molly and Baby Sundance
Year 4: Megan and Pony Wear
Year 7: Megan and Twice as Fancy Sundance

Sundance Megan
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Hearts & Dots
Type: Doll
Body: Blond
Dress: White with PInk Trim, Pink Shoes & White Pants

This publicity shot from the UK Argos 1986 catalogue shows Megan's dress.

Plush Ponies

There were four new Plush Ponies produced, three characters from this years plastic Earth Ponies set and one UK/Euro exclusive from the UK/Euro My Little Pony set.

See also:

Cherries Jubilee Honeycomb [UK/Euro]
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Coral
Symbol: Cherries
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Bumblebees

Lickety-Split Posey
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Ice-cream cones
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Flowers

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