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Sunshine Pony Gift Set - Lucky Ind. Co. Ltd. (1984)
« on: Tuesday 04 May 2010, 03:39 am »
The Sunshine Pony Gift Set. Another doll/pony combo playset that was made in the 80s, I assume to imitate MLP's Megan and Sundance. These were available in several different colors. Notice that the hair is YARN. I do not know the brand name. :(

There are lots of ponies in this mold, but if they don't have hair that  yarn-like then I *think* that those are just fakies of a fakie(?!?) Also, the real Sunshine Ponies have a painted saddle.

If there *are* ones with "regular" pony hair, I think they have eyes that are painted in the same way.

So, yeah, fakies have fakies, haha. :-[

So, I think some people collect these so if you have an actual "Sunshine Pony" now you know what you have. :)

Image from My Little Pony Collector that I enlarged


Scan I found online of a Big Lots store circular from November 1989 (somewhere in Alabama). Just in time for Christmas! I guess that they were around for awhile!
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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 May 2010, 10:55 am »
Neat! It's like they tried to fit My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, and Rainbow Brite all into one!

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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 04 May 2010, 02:41 pm »
It does kind of have a SSC Pony look to it, doesn't it? Or even Precious Moments, maybe? Not really very MLP at all. More of a blend of everything!

I think I see a bit of Care Bears influence in the packaging (the sun in the corner).

This set makes me happy. It is a perfect "girl toy" of the 80s. It embodies everything that made toys of that "era" great (fakie or not!) :)
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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 August 2010, 07:37 pm »
Anyone else know anything about these?
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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 August 2010, 01:16 am »
I think I might have the pony- will dig out as soon as I remember where it might be.

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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 August 2010, 04:01 am »
they almost look like the rainbow pet horses but not quite.  grrr cant find any info i only get info for the sunshine MLP ponies

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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 28 August 2010, 09:29 pm »
I had some of these in the past. They are quite strange my little pony fakies. Some of the evil looking ones... there are so many different shades with saddle fully coloured outline, etc... some glow... different symbols, yarn hair, normal hair.

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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 28 August 2010, 10:00 pm »
Actually, I think you're thinking of the fakes of these! :-X (Some were also called Sunshine Pony, I think... I guess it was a hard name to maintain copyright for, haha).

But, yeah... I *think* that these original ones are actually fairly good quality!

It's like they ripped off My Little Pony, then gave it Precious Moments eyes and Rainbow Brite Hair! And a Strawberry Shortcake doll. With a Care Bears color scheme...

I'm actually reminded a lot of the modern SSC ponies.
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Re: Sunshine Pony - ??? - 1989(?)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 January 2011, 06:24 am »
I spied an orange version on the flickr!

sunshine pony by ????, on Flickr

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Re: Sunshine Pony Gift Set - Lucky Ind. Co. Ltd. (1984)
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 01 March 2011, 09:07 am »
Found out that these were by Lucky Industries Co. :)
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Re: Sunshine Pony Gift Set - Lucky Ind. Co. Ltd. (1984)
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 20 May 2012, 07:07 pm »
I *think* I have one of these. Possibly.

He's blue all over, blue body, blue mane and tail made of wool and blue saddle thing. Anyone know anything about him?

Edit: I mean the same shade of blue all over.
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