Although they were not called My Little Ponies, the My Pretty Ponies were, in a way, the very first My Little Pony toys. They were two large plastic pony toys created by Hasbro and released in 1981, a year before the first official My Little Ponies. They are in a pose very similar to the Collector Pose. The first My Pretty Pony was simply a brown toy horse with brushable hair, but the second was very much like later My Little Ponies, with a pink body, pink hair, and a heart symbol very much like Peachy's. This second pony was also released under a My Pretty Pony rainbow logo almost identical to the logo that would be used for My Little Pony the next year.
My Pretty Pony: Brown
*Photo by Ponyland Press*
The brown My Pretty Pony was the original precursor to My Little Ponies, but did not resemble them much at all. She stands about 10" tall, and is a brown pony with tan hair and brown eyes, and has a white blaze on her nose and a white spot on the front of each of her legs. She has no symbol. Under her chin, there is a mechanism which, when pulled, causes her ears to wiggle, her tail to swish, and her left eye to blink.
The brown My Pretty Pony came with a red saddle blanket, a white cowboy hat with a red and white checkered band, a blue curry comb, a blue straight comb, and three ribbons.
The pink My Pretty Pony stands about 10" tall, and is a light pink pony with pink hair and blue eyes. She has a white blaze on her nose, and her symbol is a group of seven pink hearts. Under her chin, there is a mechanism which, when pulled, causes her ears to wiggle, her tail to swish, and her left eye to blink.
The pink My Pretty Pony came with a lavender-pink saddle blanket, a white cowboy hat, a purple curry comb, a purple straight comb, and three ribbons.