G1 By Country

G1 - Brazil (Meu Querido Ponei)

Year 1 ('82-83)
Year 2 ('83-84)
Year 3 ('84-85)
Year 4 ('85-86)
Year 5 ('86-87)
Year 6 ('87-88)
Year 7 ('88-89)
Year 8 ('89-90)

(information on Brazil Ponies from www.mlparena.com - hodgemo2 and GustyFox)
Brazilian ponies are some of the easily recognizable, most unusual and contain some of the most sought after ponies ever. They were produced throughout the 1980s by Estrella.

There are a couple of immediately recognizable features of Brazilian ponies. The most well known trait is their bright and shiny body appearance. While not actually a pearly finish, the bodies of Brazilian ponies give off a soft sheen due to the plastic used. Another unique feature of Brazilian ponies is their hair. The hair on Brazilian ponies is different from the hair used in any other country. The texture is thicker, and much more prone to dryness and frizzing, but there are also colors used that have no exact match to the standard pony colors.

Brazil ponies are NOTORIOUS for having frizzy hair. Quite a few are often found with haircuts and frizzy hair. A lot of them seem to be very well loved by the time they make it into collector's hand and often fall victim to pen marks or other marks along the way. On the other hand, the symbols appear to be surprisingly sturdy and the plastic doesn't appear to be prone to cancer or regrind.

The ponies released were not great in numbers, and contain ponies from only a few sets; the original collector's pose ponies, early release earth, early release rainbows, so softs, babies and twice and fancy.

The interpretation on the ponies released adds to the uniqueness of the Brazilians. Since there was no unicorn mold in the Estrella factory, a lot of ponies switched species when released in Brazil. There was also a series of three ponies that were produced without symbols, which is unique to any other country outside of the so-called prototypes of Argentina. Brazil also released the only version of a non beddy bye eye Baby Lofty, as well as a sitting version of Bowtie.

Brazilian ponies have two types of hooves. The CP ponies and sitting Bowtie have hooves that are flat and smooth, similar to the Auriken ponies from Mexico. The rest of the ponies have concave hooves. All ponies have the Estrella hoof stamp, and a stamp with the date. The third thing about Brazilian hooves is that each one contains a number. (Perhaps a serial number?) Similar numbers are also found on their necks.

Year 1

Circo de Cavalinhos (Parade Ponies)

These ponies were released with outfits and only have one row of mane plugs.


Estrelinha (Bluebelle)
Circo de Cavalinhos
Year 1 & 2
(Brazil)


Caramelo (Butterscotch)
Circo de Cavalinhos
Year 1 & 2

(Brazil)

Algodão Doce (Cotton Candy)
Circo de Cavalinhos
Year 1 & 2

(Brazil)


Graminha (Minty)
Circo de Cavalinhos
Year 1 & 2

(Brazil)

 

Year 2

Meu Quêrido Pônei

These ponies were released without outfits and have 2 rows of mane plugs.


Rosquinha (Applejack)
Meu Quêrido Pônei
Year 2

(Brazil)

Estrelinha (Bluebelle)
Meu Quêrido Pônei
Year 1 & 2
(Brazil)

Quindim (Bubbles)
Meu Quêrido Pônei
Year 2

(Brazil)

Caramelo (Butterscotch)
Meu Quêrido Pônei
Year 1 & 2

(Brazil)

Algodão Doce (Cotton Candy)
Meu Quêrido Pônei
Year 1 & 2

(Brazil)

Graminha (Minty)
Meu Quêrido Pônei
Year 1 & 2

(Brazil)

Graminha (Minty)
(Brazil)
*purple hair?

Graminha (Minty)
(Brazil)
*brown hair?

Playset Ponies


Drops (Peachy)
Pônei Palace Playset Pony
Year 2

(Brazil)

 


5 of the original 6 ponies were given Brazilian CP counterparts; Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom, Cotton Candy and Bluebelle. Oddly enough, no Snuzzle was made. Instead, the 6th CP pony was pulled from the playset collection, and Peachy was produced. These ponies are some of the easiest to find of the Brazilian ponies, as well as some of the cheapest.

Only 3 of the early earth ponies made their way into the Brazil line. Applejack and Bubbles made their start in Brazil much like they did in the US, in their original poses and color schemes.

Year 3

Arco-Íris Pôneis


Lacinho (Bowtie)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)

Bola de Neve (Gusty)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)

Asinha de Mel (Heart Throb)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)

Pingo de Chuva (Parasol)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)

Asinha de Açucar (Starshine)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)

Asinha de Açucar (Starshine)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)
*lighter pink/yellow hair

Céuzinho (Sunlight)
Arco-Íris Pôneis
Year 3

(Brazil)


2 more ponies were created in the collector's pose. Gusty, who lost her horn, and Parasol. Both got to keep their original color scheme, but are fairly hard to find and very sought after.

Bowtie became only 1 of 5 ponies to ever get released in the sitting pose as well as getting a makeover. The Brazilian Bowtie became green and a rainbow pony. In the original brochure, this Bowtie was shown with solid colored reddish coral hair and it is said that the prototype Bowtie lives in a toy museum in Brazil. Bowtie is one of the most sought after Brazil ponies and fairly hard to find, while the Applejack and Bubbles are in the middle range of price and availability (Applejack is just a little bit less common).

Heart Throb became a rainbow pony with a yellow body.

Three rainbow ponies made their way through the hands of Estrella: Sunlight, Starshine and later Moonstone. There does appear to be at least two variant releases of Starshine, one with pink and yellow hair, and one with a slightly darker rainbow hair and symbol. Starshine appears fairly often, but Sunlight and Moonstone appear less often and Moonstone is the most sought after of this set. (Sunlight appears in the early earth ponies picture)

Playset Ponies


Florzinha dos Campos (Blossom)
Pôneilandia Playset Pony
Year 3
(Brazil)



All ponies kept their original color schemes, but Blossom is the lone CP pony of the set that was given brown eyeliner instead of the usual black.

Year 4

Circo de Cavalinhos (Parade Ponies)

These ponies were released with outfits and do not have symbols.


Tenista (Bowtie)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Tennis Player"

Year 4 & 6
(Brazil)

Festinha (Bubbles)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Party"
Year 4 & 6

(Brazil)

Escocês (Gusty)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Scottish"
Year 4 & 6

(Brazil)

Noivinha (Parasol)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Bride"
Year 4 & 6

(Brazil)

Because once is never enough, four of the already produced Brazil ponies got to make a second appearance, this time without their symbols! Bowtie, Bubbles, Gusty and Parasol were all made in the shy pose and this time Bowtie got to revert to her original color scheme (though the reddish/coral hair is a color that is different from her original pink and impossible to match).

Playset Ponies


Chocalinho
(Baby Cuddles)
Carrinho de Passeio Playset Pony
Year 4
(Brazil)


Papinha
(Baby Tiddley Winks)
Lullabye Nursery Playset Pony
Year 4
(Brazil)


Asinha do Orvalho
(Sprinkles)
Pônei Cascata Playset Pony
Year 4

(Brazil)

Sprinkles also made an appearance and is very similar to her US release. She is fairly easy to find and on the cheaper end of the spectrum.

Only 5 babies were made and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason in deciding which to make. The two playset ponies, Baby Tiddlywinks and Cuddles, each got a pose change.

Year 5

Baby Pôneis


Algodão-Doce
(Baby Cotton Candy)
Baby Pôneis
Year 5

(Brazil)

Bola de Neve
(Baby Gusty)
Baby Pôneis
Year 5

(Brazil)

Asinha do Céu
(Baby Lofty) (NBBE)
Baby Pôneis
Year 5

(Brazil)



Only 5 babies were made and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason in deciding which to make. Baby Cotton Candy kept her original pose and color scheme. Baby Lofty got to loose her beddy bye eyes, and Baby Gusty lost her horn. None of the babies are particularly easy to find, but Baby Lofty and Gusty are definitely the most sought after.

Year 6

Pony Friends


Varinha de Condão
(Magic Star) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 6
(Brazil)

Fitinha
(Ribbon) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 6

(Brazil)

Aside from being Non-So Soft, Magic Star was kept the same as the US release. Ribbon lost her horn and was produced in the Posey pose.

Circo de Cavalinhos

These are reissues from Year 4.


Tenista (Bowtie)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Tennis Player"

Year 4 & 6
(Brazil)

Festinha (Bubbles)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Party"
Year 4 & 6

(Brazil)

Escocês (Gusty)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Scottish"
Year 4 & 6

(Brazil)

Noivinha (Parasol)
Circo de Cavalinhos
"Bride"
Year 4 & 6

(Brazil)

 

Year 7

Pony Friends


Asinha Rosa-dos-Ventos
(North Star) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 7

(Brazil)

Asinha Banho de Lua
(Paradise) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 7

(Brazil)

Óculos-de-Sol
(Shady) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 7

(Brazil)

Asinha do Apito
(Wind Whistler) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 7

(Brazil)

Batatinha Doce
(Twist) (NSS)
Pony Friends
Year 7
(Brazil)


Aside from being Non-So Soft, Paradise and Shady were kept the same as the US release. North Star and Wind Whistler merely got a pose change. Twist lost her horn and was produced in the Shady pose.

Year 8

Festa Pôneis


Asinha de Borboleta
(Dancing Butterflies)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8

(Brazil)

Coraçãozinho
(Love Melody)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8
(Brazil)

Chuva de Estrelas
(Milky Way)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8
(Brazil)

Asinha Bola de Prata
(Moonstone)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8

(Brazil)

Pudim de Morango (Sugarberry)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8

(Brazil)

Asinha do Amor
(Truly) (NSS)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8

(Brazil)

Balãozinho
(Up Up & Away)
Festa Pôneis
Year 8
(Brazil)


Aside from being Non-So Soft, Truly became a Pegasus in the Firefly Pose.

Only 5 of the TAF ponies were produced, but they are another collector favorite, and everyone had at least some pose change. Love Melody, Sugarberry, Up Up and Away and Dancing Butterflies merely changed poses, but Milkyway lost her horn and became one of the 3 rearing pose ponies. Of this set, Milkyway is the most sought after, but Love Melody and Sugarberry are also favorites of collectors.

While Sunlight and Starshine kept their original Rainbow Pony look, Moonstone lost her horn and gained wings! Moonstone is the most sought after of the Rainbow Ponies.

(information on Brazil Ponies from www.mlparena.com - hodgemo2 and GustyFox)