Sky Dancers :: Pretty Lights

"They really dance and fly in the air!"

Sky Dancers were produced by Galoob from 1994-2000 when they were recalled for causing various injuries. They were a large series of ballerina-style dolls with foam wings under their arms, plus a "launcher" or stand. When the string on the launcher was pulled the doll would spin up and away with her wings opening up to catch flight. There was also a 27 episode animation series in 1996-97.

They were sold in US, Japan, UK and other countries in Europe. In Italy they were produced by GIG (Ballerine Volanti), and Japan by Tsukuda Original (Fairy Princess). Japan also had some colour variations.

The line was re-issued in 2005, and again in 2013. There were a few "knockoff" brands too.

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Pretty Lights

"These beautiful new Sky Dancers will really light up your life. New Pretty Lights feature magical ballet slippers and necklaces that light up. And their launchers light up, too!"

There were three styles of launchers (castle, sun and tiara), and the launcher and doll both lit up. There were two singe packs and one double pack for each launher style.

Back packaging was the same for all Pretty Lights, and also included images of the Sparkle Shine set, original set, Fairy Flyers set and Pretty Lights set.

Castle Launchers

There were at least two castle launcher sets plus a twin pack.

Princess Shimmer


Twin Packs ~ Crystal Brite & Daisy Dazzle

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Sun Launchers

There were at least two sun launcher sets plus a twin pack.


This is Italian packaging.


Twin Packs ~ Aurora & Sunglow

Tiara Launchers

There were at least three tiara launcher sets plus a twin pack.

Diamond Brite

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Twin Packs ~ Gemstar & Glitter

Twin Packs ~ Rubyglow & Sparklee?

This pack looks like two of the individual tiara launcher dolls in one pack.


"You can even buy TWO Pretty Lights Sky Dancers dolls with a light-up launcher for double the flying fun. See which of your magical Sky Dancers can fly higher! These dolls feature ballet slippers and necklaces that really light up, along with specially themed Sun, Castle and Tiara launchers."

This is a publicity shot from the cached Galoob website c.1997.

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