MLP Generation 1: Dream Valley

The introduction of the ponies began in 1982 with the "Earth-Ponies" Blossom, Blue Belle, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Minty and Snuzzle. The winged "Pegasus Ponies," "Unicorn Ponies," "Flutter Ponies" and "Sea Ponies" followed shortly thereafter. The male ponies, called "Big Brother Ponies," were somewhat more powerful and resembled Clydesdale horses with their pastern hair.

This was followed by several series of modified ponies. In 1983, the first "Rainbow Ponies" appeared, followed by various variations such as the "So-Soft Ponies" with a fur-like flocking, "Twinkle-Eye Ponies" with rhinestones as eyes, "Twice-As-Fancy Ponies" with patterns all over their bodies or the "Brush 'n' Grow Ponies" with extra long mane and tail. In addition, the "Pony Friends" appeared, animals in an adapted design to the ponies, such as a lion, a giraffe, a kangaroo, or a zebra, and "Baby Ponies", in a smaller form than the first appeared ponies, which were now to represent their mothers.

The first generation of ponies was produced and sold in the U.S. for ten years from 1982 to 1992, and worldwide until 1995. The tenth year was promoted in the U.S. as the "My Little Pony" anniversary year.

Television productions

My Little Pony Tales was the name of an animated series that aired on US television from July 3 to December 25, 1992. The main characters of the series were the ponies Starlight, Sweetheart, Melody, Bright Eyes, Patch, Clover and Bon Bon.

Mail-order ponies

All packages of the ponies were marked with so-called "horseshoe points". These could be collected to receive discounts or special ponies. This points program was offered in the U.S. and England, but redeeming the points was also possible in other countries. The ponies offered were new editions or special productions, such as the first male pony "Lucky". Furthermore, "Birthflower Ponies", each representing a month of the year, or Baby Ponies could be purchased.

International Ponies

Under license from Hasbro, various companies produced ponies in their own countries. While Hasbro's ponies were generally produced in China, primarily in Hong Kong, there were now production facilities in Argentina, Brazil, France, Greece, India, Italy, Macau, and Spain. Many of the ponies were similar to Hasbro's originals, but there were also some ponies that differed in color, pose, or flank markings and were only available in that country. Since these companies could only produce smaller quantities, these ponies were a bit more expensive.

Petite Ponies

The Petite Ponies were very small ponies that were offered in various playsets between 1989 and 1991. They were quite different in design from the original ponies. They had combable hair or had pearly or luminescent bodies. Under each pony was engraved a hoof, which served as a kind of key for various functions of the playsets. These ponies had no official names, and many had the same flank symbol. The series also consisted only of Earth and Pegasus ponies.

Dream Beauties

Dream Beauties were larger, hard plastic figures marketed from 1989 to 1990. Unlike the small ponies, they resembled normal horses in appearance and had small beads attached to their manes. The Highflying Beauties had large multi-colored wings.

My Little Kitty/Puppy/Bunny

In the early 1990s, various playsets featuring cats, dogs, and bunnies were sold under Hasbro's My Little Pony logo. Each of these Lil' Litters sets consisted of a mother animal with a flocked body, two small plastic baby figures, and a small comb.


The My Little Pony brand includes many products that make this name famous. Thus, there were bedding, room decorations, stuffed animals, puzzles, clothing or various game sets. Unusual items have also appeared, such as a musk apple or two sewing machines. In Japan, various key chains appeared exclusively. Comic books with adventures of the animals, published in Germany by Ehapa, were also published.

25th anniversary

For the 25th anniversary, there was a new production of the original ponies Blue Belle, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Snuzzle, Blossom and Minty, which appeared in 1983. Also the Rainbow ponies Moonstone, Parasol, Skydancer, Starshine, Sunlight and Windy.


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