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My Little Pony: All the G1 Merry Go Round Ponies and Where to Get Them

My Little Pony: All the G1 Merry Go Round Ponies and Where to Get Them

My Little Pony Merry Go Round G1 Ponies are gorgeously designed with blankets on their backs. These designs take the place of symbols and are different for each pony. The Merry Go Round collection consists of six unique ponies and belongs to Generation 1, Year 7 (printed between 1988 and 1989).  

Sunny Bunch had a special trick to perform for the magic show at the Ponyland Fair. After letting a bunch of colorful balloons float in the air, she swished her tail and POP – a red balloon burst, turning into a bouquet of red roses. Then Sunny Bunch blinked her eyes and POP-POP, two green balloons burst into a shower of fluttering maple leaves. Soon the sky was filled with bright flowers and leaves! The other ponies were so thrilled they gave Sunny Bunch a surprise of their own – a beautiful cape decorated with flowers!” (from the US Backcard Story)

  • Pose: Posey Pose/ Flower Bouquet Pose.
  • Body Colour: Pink.
  • Hair Colour: Green.
  • Eye Colour: Blue.
  • Symbol: Blue, pink, white, and green.

Brilliant Blossoms put on a cape and hat decorated with colorful flowers and hearts, then joined her friends for a fun day at the Ponyland Fair. “Let’s go on the swings,” she suggested, hopping on a swing and laughing as it began to spin around and around! Suddenly, a gust of wind caught her cape and sent it fluttering through the air! Brilliant Blossoms blew a kiss at the cape, and it magically changed into hundreds of paper flowers and hearts that showered all over the delighted ponies at the Ponyland Fair!” (from the US Backcard Story)

  • Pose: Tootsie Pose / Brilliant Blossoms Pose.
  • Body Colour: Blue.
  • Hair Colour: Yellow.
  • Eye Colour: Purple.
  • Symbol: Pink, yellow, and white 3-D saddle.

Sparkler hoped to win the contest for having the best-tasting pie at the Ponyland Fair. The mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked apple, blueberry and strawberry pies filled the air as the judges sampled each treat. When they tasted Sparkler’s pie, the judges smiled and agreed it was the most delicious of all! Sparkler was presented with a shiny jeweled cape for winning the contest, but none of the other ponies semmed to notice because they were too busy munching Sparkler’s award-winning pie.” (from the US Backcard Story)

  • Pose: Quackers Pose / Diamond Dreams Pose.
  • Body Colour: Purple.
  • Hair Colour: Turquoise.
  • Eye Colour: Pink.
  • Symbol: Pink, turquoise, and white 3-D saddle.

One night, all the ponies hurried to the Ponyland Fair to see Flower Bouquet‘s light show. As the ponies waited in the dark fairground, Flower Bouquet flipped a switch to turn on the lights, but nothing happened! Quickly, Flower Bouquet flew into the air and touched the lights with a moonbeam. When she touched the last light, the lights burst into pink, yellow and blue flowers glowing brightly in the darkness! She wove some flowers into a beautiful cape and headband for herself as the ponies applauded her fantastic flower show!” (from the US Backcard Story)

  • Pose: Posey Pose / Flower Bouquet Pose.
  • Body Colour: White.
  • Hair Colour: ‘Fading pink’.
  • Eye Colour: Blue.
  • Symbol: Pink, yellow, white and green 3-D saddle.

“Throw six balls into the basket to win a magic cape!” Tassels shouted from her booth at the Ponyland Fair. Many ponies tried but only Sparkler got six balls in the basket. “Why is it a magic cape?” asked Sparkler, wrapping it around her shoulders. “Touch your nose,” suggested Tassles with a smile. When Sparkler touched her nose, the hearts on the cape changed into flowers! All the ponies began to throw balls, hoping to win a magic cape, too!” (from the US Backcard Story)

  • Pose: Tootsie Pose / Brilliant Blossoms Pose.
  • Body Colour: Turquoise.
  • Hair Colour: Deep pink.
  • Eye Colour: Pale blue.
  • Symbol: Blue, pink and white 3-D saddle.

Diamond Dreams and Sparkler spent a bright, sunny afternoon tossing pennies into the wishing well at the Ponyland Fair. As the coins fell into the sparkling water, Diamond Dreams wished for a cape as dazzling as a moonbeam shining in the night. A moment later, Diamond Dreams looked at her reflection in the water and gasped – it showed a shimmering jeweled cape wrapped around her like a queen! “Your wish came true,” smiled Sparkler, who threw a penny into the water and made a special wish of her own.” (from the US Backcard Story)

  • Pose: Quackers Pose / Diamond Dreams Pose.
  • Body Colour: Yellow.
  • Hair Colour: Candy Red.
  • Eye Colour: Purple.
  • Symbol: Purple, pink and white 3-D saddle.

This unofficial MLP guide to the first generation of My Little Pony (known as G1) was created by Summer Hayes. The book provides everything a collector needs to identify G1 ponies and their accessories, and understand their value. The guide contains large, full colour photos of every pony, playset and accessory released in the US (and in some cases in other countries) in the 1980s and 1990s.

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