2004 - Friendship Ball

Glitter
Rainbow
Perfectly
Sparkle
Jewel
Holiday
Disney Princess
Mail Order
Super Long Hair
Ballet/Ice Skating
Dress Up Sets
Pony Packs
Accessory Sets
Building Playsets
Special Release
Exclusives

So-Soft
Points Program
Prize

Friendship Ball was the theme for 2004. This year is known for lots of dress-up sets and lots of sparkle! It was also the start of the Perfectly Pony assortment (a combination of rainbow and glitter ponies). Sparkle, Jewel, and Super Long Hair ponies were also introduced. Easter ponies joined the holiday selection of ponies. This year, ponies no longer come with charms and friendship ribbons. Many ponies and playsets were re-released this year.

Singles

Glitter Ponies

Glitter ponies have tinsel in their hair. Daisyjo and Strawberry Swirl are re-issues. 3rd Edition Glitter Ponies were released with and without 30 bonus stickers. Both releases came with a bow brush. Glitter Ponies were later combined with Rainbow Ponies to make up the Perfectly Pony assortment.

 



Bumblesweet

3rd Edition

Daisyjo

3rd Edition

Serendipity

3rd Edition

Strawberry Swirl

3rd Edition

Cupcake
4th Edition

Sweetsong

4th Edition

Rainbow Ponies

Rainbow Ponies have multiple colors in their mane and tail. Fluttershy and Tink-a-tink-a-too are re-issues. 3rd Edition Rainbow Ponies were released with and without 30 bonus stickers. Both releases came with a bow brush. Rainbow Ponies were later combined with Glitter Ponies to make up the Perfectly Pony assortment.



Fluttershy

3rd Edition

Sew-and-so

3rd Edition

Tink-a-tink-a-too
3rd Edition

Toola-Roola
3rd Edition

Cherry Blossom

4th Edition

Shenanigans

4th Edition


Rainbow Ponies with Bonus Baby

Baby ponies were also released in special 3-packs with 3rd Edition Rainbow Ponies. They are Target Exclusive. They came with two bow brushes. Pink Sunsparkle is a re-issue. Keen Bean remains exclusive to this set.



Sew-and-so,
Tink-a-tink-a-too
& bonus
Keen Bean



Fluttershy,
Toola-Roola
& bonus
Pink Sunsparkle


Perfectly Ponies

Later in 2004, Hasbro combined Rainbow Ponies and Glitter Ponies to create the Perfectly Pony assortment. They came with a bow brush and 2 pony points. The 2nd edition of Perfectly ponies were later available at the Build-a-Pony section of Downtown Disney's Once Upon a Toy Store.

 



Bee Bop

1st Edition

Skywishes

1st Edition

Sunset Sweety

1st Edition

Triple Treat

1st Edition

Cinnamon Breeze

2nd Edition

Golden Delicious

2nd Edition

Piccolo

2nd Edition

Spring Parade

2nd Edition

Sparkle Ponies

Sparkle Ponies were released with newly designed "Friendship Ball" packages. Sparkle Ponies have glitter on their foreheads and symbols. 1st Edition Sparkle ponies also have elaborate hoof heart designs. Savannah Sage and Blue Mist are Target exclusives.

 



Desert Rose

1st Edition

Forsythia

1st Edition

Merriweather

1st Edition

Starbeam

1st Edition

Denim Blue

2nd Edition

Desert Blossom

2nd Edition

Peachy Pie

2nd Edition

Rainbow Swirl

2nd Edition


Jewel Ponies

Jewel Ponies were first introduced in 2004. Jewel ponies have a small gemstone incorporated into their symbol. 1st Edition Jewel ponies also have elaborate hoof heart designs. They came with a bow brush. Juniper Jade and Winterberry are Target Exclusives (Big W exclusives in Australia).

 



Crystal Lace
1st Edition

Gem Blossom
1st Edition

Peri Winkle
1st Edition

Valenshy
1st Edition

Sapphire Shores
2nd Edition

Star Dasher
2nd Edition

Wondermint
2nd Edition


Juniper Jade

Winterberry

Easter

2004 introduced the first Easter ponies. They were a Target Exclusive. They came with a hat and a bow brush and were packaged on cards in special egg shaped plastic.

Their packages were also decorated with Easter designs.


Toodleloo



Spring Basket

2004 introduced the first Spring Basket ponies. They come with a set of three ponies and other accessories. They come with a plastic basket/bucket.


Winter

Winter Series II was released exclusively at Target again this year. They came with winter accessories and a bow brush.

Their packages were also decorated with Winter designs.

 



Marshmellow Coco


Mistletoe


Disney Princess

Every day is full of magic at the Disney Theme Parks. These little ponies are excited about meeting their favorite Princess. Will it be Belle, Cinderella, Aurora or Ariel?

Available only at Disney’s Once Upon a Toy store (located in Downtown Disney), at certain park stores, or through Disney’s Merchandise Mail Order, this special set of ponies came dressed as Disney princesses, with a colored cape, a princess hat, and tail bow. The names of the princess are printed on the hat. The boxes have Mickey Ears on the 3 and Up label and the back of the box shows the ponies and the castle. - info from www.ponytopia.com

Ponies also come with a bow brush.


Kimono

as "Belle"


Minty

as "Ariel"


Pinkie Pie

as "Cinderella"


Sparkleworks

as "Aurora"


Mail Order

Sunshimmer is a jewel pony, which was first issued as a substitution for the 2003 limited edition pony, Dazzle Surprise, in the Pony Points program. In mid-2004, she would be available for order in exchange for 16 points collected off product packages. She was available for a few months and was then removed due to order volume. - info courtesy of www.ponytopia.com

Sunshimmer was packaged in a clear plastic bag with a paper insert about her.

Other Mail Order Merchandise


Super Long Hair

2004 also introduced us to Super Long Hair ponies (also referred to as SLH). Their hair is almost twice the length of ponies with regular length hair. 2nd Edition SLH ponies also have elaborate hoof heart designs.They came with a bow brush, crowns and barrettes with long ribbons. Sparklesnap was a Toys R Us Exclusive. Some ponies also came packaged with bonus babies. Aloha Pearl and Wing Song were only released with bonus babies. Petal Blossom and Rainbow Flash were re-released with bonus babies.



Petal Blossom

1st Edition

Rainbow Flash

1st Edition

Silly Sunshine

2nd Edition

Silver Song

2nd Edition


Super Long Hair with Bonus Baby

1st Edition Super Long Hair ponies were re-released with unnamed bonus babies. These babies were later released in different sets and given names. New SLH ponies, Aloha Pearl and Wing Song were released as Toys R Us and Target Exclusives. Unlike other packages, Wing Song was also released with a hair scrunchie.



Petal Blossom
bonus
Flower Flash

Rainbow Flash
bonus
Romperooni

Ballet/Ice Skating Ponies

Special ponies were released with ballet and ice skating accessories. They came with fun dress up accessories, a stand that lights up their crowns when you push the button, and a rolling base that makes them twirl. Their shoes on their back legs do not come off. They also have a unique body that twists at their belly. They were later released with bonus ponies and a bonus baby.

Loop-de-La


Ballet/Ice Skating Ponies with Bonus Ponies

Glitter Glide and Loop-de-la were re-released with bonus ponies. Minty II is considered a rare pony and is exclusive to this set. Sparkleworks II was released multiple times but this version is unique since she has a reversed symbol.



Loop-de-la
bonus
Sparkleworks II


Ballet/Ice Skating Ponies with Bonus Baby

Baby Goody Gumdrop was also released as a bonus pony with Glitter Glide and Loop-de-la. These bonus sets were a Walgreens exclusive and are hard to find.

Loop-de-la
bonus
Goody Gumdrop


 

Dress-up Ponies

Pretty Pony Fashions


Star Swirl
Rain or Shine
Garden Time

Butterscotch

Berry Pickin' Fun

Royal Ribbon


Tea Leaf



Pinkie Pie III

Pie Party Fun

Rainbow Dash III

Tea Party Fun


Dress-up Eveningwear


Wind Wisher

Pony Packs

2-packs

Special 2-packs were released in plastic zip up bags. Sunshower and Luau came with two flower brushes and were a Wal-mart exclusive. Pick-a-Lilly and Sunny Salsa are Super Long Hair ponies and they came with dress up accessories, two bow brushes and were a KB Toys exclusive.


A picnic set was released with Port-o-bella & Lickety-Split at Kmart with fun picnic accessories.



Lickety Split & Port-o-bella

4-packs

A 4-pack of ponies was also released this year exclusive to Toys R Us. It came with 4 bow brushes.

 



Flutterbutter

Princess Peppermint

Tropical Delight

Costco released a 4-pack of ponies with dress up outfits and tea party accessories called Ponyville Tea Party. All ponies have been previously released but they all have notable variations from their prior releases.

Accessory Playsets

Accessory sets include fun accessories to help with imaginative play. Razzaroo and Moondancer are re-releases from last year, except they are packaged differently and no longer come with charms. Some sets are store exclusives.



Blossomforth

Dance Jamboree


Razzaroo

Birthday Celebration
(no charm)


Moondancer

Moonlight Celebration
(no charm)


Avalonia

Butterfly Surprise



Crystal Crown

Wishing Well


Building Playsets


Sweet Reflections Dress Shop
Darling Dahlia, Goodie Goodie,
Peri Winkle & Skywishes


Twinkle Twirl Dance Studio
Twinkle Twirl

Value Packs


Celebration Salon Value Pack
Amberlocks & bonus
Peri Winkle, Skywishes, Triple Treat

Bloomin Blossoms Value Pack
Meadowbrook & bonus
Bee Bop, Gem Blossom, Sunset Sweety


Celebration Castle
Value Pack
Pink Sunsparkle & bonus
Romperooni



Twinkle Twirl's Dance Studio was also released with 2 bonus Sparkle ponies at Walmart. The bonus ponies could be any combination of Denim Blue, Desert Blossom, Peachy Pie or Rainbow Swirl.

 



4-packs


4-packs of ponies were also released in 2004 at Costco. Each pack came with a Daywear set, Eveningwear Dressup set, Sparkle Pony and Jewel Pony.


4-Pack
Pinkie Pie III,
Sapphire Shores,
Sunny Daze III,
and Rainbow Swirl

4-Pack
Rainbow Dash III,
Star Dasher,
Sparkleworks III,
and Denim Blue

 


Special Ponies


Pinkie Pie II

Perfect Hair Set
Euro/AUS Exclusive

Star Catcher
Dancing in the Clouds Video Set

Sparkleberry Swirl
PC Game


Fluttershy

Race Through
Ponyville Game Tin


Rainbow Dash II
Race Through
Ponyville Game Tin


Sunny Daze II
Race Through
Ponyville Game Tin


Tink-a-tink-a-too
Race Through
Ponyville Game Tin


Exclusives

Promotions


Pepperberry
KB Toys
Store Promotion


Star Shimmer

Starlight Foundation
Charity Promotion


Limited Edition Numbered Ponies

Before new ponies were released to the general public, a few ponies were available through an Ebay seller called WorldinAdvance. These ponies boxes were numbered with foil stickers stating they were one of the "First 50" of their kind to be produced. These ponies are sometimes referred to as the "First 50". The ponies themselves are no different than the ponies released to the general public, however ponies still MIB with these stickers sell for higher than ponies that are not numbered. As opposed to ponies sold this way in 2003, these ponies did not come with a certificate.


Magic Marigold

Peachy Pie

Piccolo

Rainbow Swirl

Sapphire Shores

Spring Parade

Star Dasher

Wondermint


Details from Hasbro Website

Seven ponies from the FRIENDSHIP BALL collection will be the first available through auction in 2004. Beginning May 7th, fans can bid at the World in Advance store on eBay on four Sparkle ponies (50 DENIM BLUE, 50 DESERT BLOSSOM, 50 PEACHY PIE, 50 RAINBOW SWIRL) and three Jewel ponies (50 STAR DASHER, 50 SAPPHIRE SHORES, 50 WONDERMINT).

The ponies will come fully packaged, including a brush for pony's hair. In addition, each set of ponies will be labeled with a tamper-evident seal as one of the "First 50 Pieces", making them an instant collectible classic.

Coming soon - four new friends from the Rainbow/Glitter Collection (50 of each will be available).

Piccolo
Spring Parade
Golden Delicious
Cinnamon Breeze


So-Soft Ponies

So-Soft baby ponies.


Other Items

Mail Order - Pony Points program

Still available from last year were the Friendship Bracelet, Charming Bday Video and Playmat.

New this year, you could get a Star Catcher poster for 6 points.


Friendship Bracelet
4 points

Charming Bday Video
8 points

Playmat
12 points


Star Catcher Poster
6 points

Prize Ponies

Red Rooster in Australia.

Rainbow Dash
Minty
Kimono
Sweetberry