MLP Year 4 had five sets of ponies, a new Megan & Sundance, the introduction of Molly & Baby Sundance and a new set of Plush Ponies. There were also several non US variations and alternatives. There was one set of special offer ponies, six playsets (including two re-issues), one accessory and three pony wear sets.

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

Year 4 ~ Contents

Accessories & Playsets

Playsets

Accessories

Pony Wear


So Soft Ponies [+ UK/Euro & other unflocked Variations]

"So Soft Ponies love to snuggle up close. Their delicately-flocked bodies feel so nice to touch. Straight-haired ponies come with a hairbrush. Curly-haired ponies come with a comb. Scented body sticker and ribbon come with all ponies."

So Soft Ponies had flocked bodies with their symbols just visible underneath. Year 4 had a total of twenty two ponies, the most ever released in one set. Five were old characters (Cherries Jubilee, Heart Throb, Gusty, Lickety-Split and Posey) and the rest were new. In the US they were released in two goes, with sixteen in 1985 and six more added in 1986. There was also one So Soft Pony who came with the Party Gift Pack and Sundance was also given the flocked treatment. Five more ponies were added in Year 5.

They were not sold in the UK but instead nine were released without flocking in their own set simply called Ponies (or Movie Stars in Europe) Four more unflocked ponies were also released in a select few countries too in various other sets (see further

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

See also:

Bouncy Buttons Cherries Jubilee
Type: Unicorn
Body: Yellow
Hair: Blue
Symbol: Beachball

Type: Unicorn
Body: Lavender
Hair: Blue w/pink
Symbol: Buttons
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Coral
Symbol: Cherries

Cupcake Fifi Gusty
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Aqua
Symbol: Cupcakes

Type: Unicorn
Body: Blue
Hair: White w/pink
Symbol: Poodles
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Green w/red
Symbol: Leaves

Heart Throb Hippity Hop Lickety-Split
Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Hearts with wings
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Bunnies

Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Ice-cream Cones

Lofty Magic Star North Star
Type: Pegasus
Body: Yellow
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Hot Air Balloon
Type: Earth
Body: Yellow
Hair: Green
Symbol: Wand

Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Purple
Symbol: Compass

Paradise Posey Ribbon
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Orange
Symbol: Palm Trees & Moon
Type: Earth
Body: Yellow
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Flowers

Type: Unicorn
Body: Blue
Hair: Chartreuse w/orange
Symbol: Ribbon Bow

Scrumptious Shady Skippety Doo
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Green
Symbol: Watermelon
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Sunglasses
Type: Earth
Body: Green
Hair: Red
Symbol: Skipping Rope

Surprise Truly
Type: Pegasus
Body: Yellow or White
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Balloons with Strings
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Dove and Hearts

Twist Wind Whistler
Type: Unicorn
Body: Purple
Hair: Orange w/pink
Symbol: Pretzels
Type: Pegasus
Body: Blue
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Whistles

"Ponies" / "Movie Stars" [UK/Euro set]

Outside of the US, nine of the So Soft Ponies were released without the flocking. In the UK this set was called simply "Ponies", but in Europe they were called "Movie Stars" as all ponies featured in "My Little Pony: The Movie".

None of the unicorns or pegasi had glittery symbols, as they had done previously in the US. There was also two symbol versions of Buttons, and Magic Star changed pose.

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

Buttons [UK] Buttons [UK/Euro]
Type: Unicorn
Body: Lavender
Hair: Blue w/pink
Symbol: Buttons
Type: Unicorn
Body: Lavender
Hair: Blue w/pink
Symbol: Buttons & Stars

Gusty Magic Star North Star
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Green w/red
Symbol: Leaves
Type: Earth
Body: Yellow
Hair: Green
Symbol: Wand

Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Purple
Symbol: Compass

Shady Wind Whistler
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Sunglasses
Type: Pegasus
Body: Blue
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Whistles

Pony Friends [Scandinavian/South African set]

Cupcake and Truly were sold in a set called Pony Friends in Scandinavia and South Africa, which also included Cherries Jubilee, Hopscotch, Posey and Shady. Hopscotch was the only pony in this set who was not also part of the So Soft line.

Each pony came with a dove brush, ribbon and round, puffy sticker.

Cupcake Truly
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Aqua
Symbol: Cupcakes

Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Dove and Hearts

Unflocked Brazilian Ponies

Paradise and Ribbon were also produced as unflocked ponies and were only sold in Brazil, in a set which also included Heart Throb, Magic Star, North Star, Shady, Truly, Twist and Windwhistler (sold around Year 7 - 1986/87).

Apart form being unflocked there were many other changes too with only Magic Star, Paradise and Shady remaining the same in pose and pony type to the US release. The ponies had a shine to their bodies too, as with all Brazilian ponies.

Find out more here: http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Brazil

Twinkle-Eyed Ponies [+ Euro variations]

"Twinkle Eyed Ponies have lustrous eyes that sparkle like a rainbow. Each comes with a rainbow comb for grooming the lovely streaked hair, a ribbon and a scented body sticker."

Twinkled-Eyed Ponies had sparkly jewel-like eyes and multi-coloured hair. There were nine Twinkle-Eyed Ponies released in Year 4 and would be five more released in Year 5. There was also one Twinkle-Eyed Pony who came with the Party Gift Pack.

In the US they were released in two goes, with six in 1985 and three more added in 1986. Ribbon and Sweet Pop were never sold in the UK, which also released the Twinkle Eyed Ponies in slightly different groups during Year 5.

They all came with a comb, ribbon and scented body sticker.

See also:

Fizzy Galaxy Gingerbread
Type: Unicorn
Body: Green
Hair: Pink, white, pink & green
Symbol: Ice-cream sodas
Type: Ice-cream sodas
Body: Pink
Hair: Red, mauve, white & orange
Symbol: Stars

Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Blue, purple, pink & lavender
Symbol: Gingerbread men


Masquerade Skyrocket Speedy
Type: Pegasus
Body: Yellow
Hair: Green, aqua, green & chartreuse
Symbol: Masks
Type: Earth
Body: Purple
Hair: Red, gold, white & pink
Symbol: Fireworks

Type: Unicorn
Body: Coral
Hair: Blue, white, yellow & purple
Symbol: Rollerskates


Sweet Pop Sweet Stuff [UK name: Sweetie] Whizzer
Type: Pegasus
Body: Blue
Hair: Pink, yellow, purple & white
Symbol: Ice lollies
Type: Earth
Body: Blue
Hair: Purple, pink, dark pink & white
Symbol: Gumdrops

Type: Pegasus
Body: Pink
Hair: Purple, blue, green & aqua
Symbol: Beenie hats

Variations

Spain

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Spain

  • Fizzy - symbol (3 sodas rather than 5); symbol plus hair colour
  • Galaxy - eye colour
  • Gingerbread - symbol (3 gingerbread men rather than 5); symbol plus eye colour
  • Masquerade - pose
  • Sweet Stuff - symbol colour
  • Whizzer - eye colour

Argentina

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Argentina

  • Gingerbread - unicorn, pose, three hair colour variants
  • Masquerade - pose, body colour, symbol colour
  • Sweet Stuff - four variations on all aspects of the pony
  • Whizzer - all aspects differ

Germany

http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Germany

  • Speedy - body colour 

Baby Ponies [German set]

These baby ponies were only sold in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. They all had adult counterparts.

Baby Cotton Candy from Year 3's Baby Ponies set was included in this set (unchanged), along with four exclusive new baby ponies and one which was also released in the UK (Baby Lemon Drop, c/w Baby Pony Stroller) but posed differently.

Each pony came with a bottle, teddy bear brush and a ribbon.

See also:

Baby Buttons Baby Cotton Candy Cherries Jubilee
Type: Unicorn
Body: Lavender
Hair: Blue w/pink
Symbol: Buttons
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: White
Symbol: Candyfloss
Type: Earth
Body: Orange
Hair: Coral
Symbol: Cherries

Baby Honeycomb Baby Hopscotch Baby Lemon Drop
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Bumblebees
Type: Earth
Body: Aqua
Hair: Purple
Symbol: Hopscotch
Type: Earth
Body: Yellow
Hair: Purple
Lemon Drops

Baby Ponies with Beddy-Bye Eyes

"Cute and cuddly...Baby Ponies feature Beddy-Bye eyes that open and shut when you put your Baby to sleep. Each includes a diaper with velcro fastener, ID necklace, pull toy, baby bottle, bib, bird comb, ribbon and scented body sticker."

Baby Ponies with Beddy-Bye Eyes had eyes which opened and closed, and also had eye lashes.

This set was not sold in the UK, but four of these ponies were also released with regular eye as part of the Baby Ponies Play and Care set in UK. Baby Lickety-Split was also released as part of Year 5's Baby Ponies with First Tooth set.

Each pony came with one large accessory and a variety of small accessories. They also came with a brush or comb, ribbon and scented body sticker.

There were also four other Baby Ponies with Beddy-Bye Eyes released in various Y4 playsets.

See also:

Baby Gusty Baby Heart Throb Baby Lickety-Split
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Green w/red
Symbol: Leaves

Type: Pegasus
Body: Lavender
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Hearts
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Ice-cream cones


Baby Lofty Baby Ribbon Baby Shady
Type: Pegasus
Body: Pale yellow
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Hot-air balloon
Type: Unicorn
Body: Blue
Hair: Chartreuse w/orange
Symbol: Bow

Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Chartreuse

Baby Pony Play & Care [UK Set]

Baby Pony Play & Care set was the UK's alternative to the US's Beddy-Bye Eyes set. It included four af the same characters but all had regular eyes. This set was also sold in France and Germany.

All accessories remained the same as the BBE set except wherever the word diaper appeared it now read Snugfit.

Baby Gusty Baby Heart Throb
Type: Unicorn
Body: White
Hair: Green w/red
Symbol: Leaves

Type: Pegasus
Body: Lavender
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Hearts

Baby Lickety-Split Baby Ribbon
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Ice-cream cones
Type: Unicorn
Body: Blue
Hair: Chartreuse w/orange
Symbol: Bow

Brazilian Set

Brazil released at least three baby ponies with accessories and regular eyes (Baby Cotton Candy, Baby Gusty and Baby Lofty). Baby Gusty was was an earth pony (as was adult Gusty). Baby Cotton Candy had three freckles on her nose just like the Year 3 UK set pony. Baby Lofty looked the same as the US version, apart from her eyes.

Baby Gusty Baby Lofty
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Green w/red
Symbol: Leaves

Type: Pegasus
Body: Yellow
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Hot-air balloon

Flutter Ponies

"It's easy to pretend your Flutter Ponies can fly...just push a button and their iridescent wings flutter gracefully. Each pony comes with a styling hairpick, metallic ribbon and a scented body sticker."

Flutter Ponies were smaller then the other ponies with long, thin legs and extra long, curly hair. They had delicate iridescent plastic wings that easily broke making it very hard to find a complete pony these days. The wings were inserted into a shell shaped button on their backs which when pressed made their wings move up and down. A second set of Flutter Ponies was released in Year 5 and two differently designed winged ponies were released in Years 6 and 7. There was also one Flutter Pony who came with Y4's Party Gift Pack and one more in Y5's Slumber Party Gift Pack.

Each pony came with a flower hair pick, metallic ribbon and scented body sticker.

See also:

Forget-Me-Not Honeysuckle Lily




Type: Flutter
Body: Purple
Hair: White
Symbol: Forget-me-nots
Other: Flower under eye
Type: Flutter
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Honeysuckle
Other: Bud on forehead
Type: Flutter
Body: Pink
Hair: Purple
Symbol: Lilies
Other: Flower on forehead

Morning Glory Peach Blossom Rosedust




Type: Flutter
Body: Green
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Vine & flowers
Other: Flower under eye
Type: Flutter
Body: Blue
Hair: Aqua
Symbol: Peach flowers
Other: Flower on forehead
Type: Flutter
Body: Yellow
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Roses and buds
Other: Flower under eye


Megan & So Soft Sundance

Megan and Sundance were reissued in Year 4. Megan had a new dress and Sundance was a So Soft Pony. This set was not sold in the UK.

They came with a bridle, brush, comb and body sticker that featured them both.

See also:

Sundance Megan
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Hearts & Dots
Type: Doll
Body: Blond
Dress: White w/purple flowers, pink trim
w/white lace, pink shoes & white pants

Molly & Baby Sundance

"It's always a happy day when Molly and Baby Sundance come to play. Molly is fully dressed, with bendable legs to ride on Baby Sundance or other baby ponies. Baby Sundance has Beddy-Bye eyes that open and shut, bridle and ribbon. Brush and scented body sticker also included."

In Year 4, Megan was given a younger sister named Molly who came with her own pony, Baby Sundance, who had Beddy-Bye Eyes. They came with a bridle, brush, comb and body sticker that featured them both. They were not sold in the UK. A prototype model of Baby Sundance was produced with a First Tooth, but this was never put into production. She was only ever seen in a US promotional Hasbro booklet and a TV advert for the Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe in this body type.

See also:

Baby Sundance Molly
Type: Earth
Body: White
Hair: Pinks
Symbol: Hearts & Dots
Type: Doll
Hair: Blond
Clothes: Pink w/white dots & trim, striped tights & white shoes

Plush Mother and Baby Ponies

There were three sets of Plush Mother & Baby Ponies featuring current characters from various Year 4 sets.

See also:

There were three sets of plush Mother & Baby Ponies featuring current characters from various Year 4 sets.

Baby Lickety-Split Baby Lofty Baby Surprise
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Ice-cream cones
Type: Pegasus
Body: Yellow
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Hot-air balloon
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Symbol:
Pegasus
White
Chartreuse
Balloons

Lickety-Split Lofty Surprise
Type: Earth
Body: Pink
Hair: Pink
Symbol: Ice-cream cones
Type: Pegasus
Body: Yellow
Hair: Yellow
Symbol: Hot-air balloon
Type: Pegasus
Body: White
Hair: Chartreuse
Symbol: Balloons

Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies [+ UK set]

Pretty n' Pony Baby Sea Ponies had shimmery bodies. Surf Rider and Sea Shimmer returned from Year 3 along with four new characters. They had no symbols. Year 4 floats included two new shapes (alligator and frog), as well as fish & turtle from Year 3.

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

See also:

US Set UK Set

US ~ Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies

Beachcomber Ripple Sea Star
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Aqua
Blue
Pink w/blue alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:

Sea Pony
White
Pink
Green w/pink frog

Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Purple
Pink w/purple duck

Sunshower Surf Rider Water Lily
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Yellow
Blue w/yellow alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Pink
Blue w/purple fish
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Aqua
Pink w/aqua frog

UK ~ Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies

The UK version had the same four new characters as the US set but instead of Surf Rider and Sea Shimmer the set included Tiny Bubbles and Sea Star (both returning from Year 3). Ripple, Sunshower and Water Lily were in slightly different poses with their head facing forward (rather than up), so only Beachcomber remained the same as the US set.

Beachcomber Ripple Sea Star
Same as US UK Variation ~ Pose UK Exclusive
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Aqua
Blue
Pink w/blue alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:

Sea Pony
White
Pink
Green w/pink frog

Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Purple
Pink w/purple duck

Sunshower Tiny Bubbles Water Lily
UK Variation ~ Pose UK Exclusive UK Variation ~ Pose
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Yellow
Yellow
Blue w/yellow alligator
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Blue
Yellow
Yellow w/orange duck
Type:
Body:
Hair:
Float:
Sea Pony
Pink
Aqua
Pink w/aqua frog

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