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Brazilian ponies were made by Estrela toy factory in Brazil. They always have Estrela´s logo in on of their hoofs. Estrela produced 38 ponies. They were all earth ponies and pegasi, no unicorns were made. Brazilian ponies are a little smaller than their US counterparts, they have soft plastic and their hair gets dry and frizzy very easily. [1]

Feet of Brazil Cotton Candy, stamped Estrela (Round Stamp)
Feet of Brazil Shady, stamped Estrela (Square Stamp)

Year 1 - Circo de Cavalinhos - 1983

Those ponies have one row of mane plugs, they were re-released later without outfits.

G1 Br 1st set - Circo de Cavalinhos

Year 2 - Meu Quêrido Pônei - 1983/1984

G1 Pônei Palace Playset

Ponies that had outfits have 1 row of mane plugs, while ponies released later, without outfits have 2 rows of mane plugs.

Year 3 - Arco-Íris Pôneis - 1984

G1 Br 2nd set

Year 4 - Circo de Cavalinhos 2 - 1985

G1 Circo de Cavalinhos

Year 5 - Baby Pôneis - 1985/1986

G1 Baby Pôneis

Baby ponies were released in Brasil in late 1985(Christmas release) and 1986. While Brazilian babies Gusty and Lofty are as tall as their US counterparts, baby Cotton Candy is a little smaller than US baby Cotton Candy. They were only avaliable in boxes with accessories.

Pinta Tinta

Pinta-Tinta Medley

There were four ponies avaible as 'paint your own' statues. They came with instructions on how to paint a popular character, inks and brush. There were Medley, Applejack, Firefly.

Os Fofinhos

Os Fofinhos MIB All
Os Fofinhos Backcard
Os Fofinhos Backcard (Detail)
Os Fofinhos Backcard (Detail)

The Brazilian Os Fofinhos ponies were considered as their version of So Softs. They consist in two pieces of felt with printed symbols, yarn hair, with what feels like a thin sheet of plastic in the middle to help them keep their shape. They are about five inches tall. The only four ponies made into Os Fofinhos were:

Backcard Story (same on all four):
"São quatro adoráveis e queridos pôneis, nas suas cores preferidas, para você coleiconar: Algodão Doce, Caramelo, Graminha e Torrãozinho. Eles são macios e fofinhos para você fazer a coleção mais carinhosa do mundo!"

"They are four lovely and darling ponies, in your favorite colors, so you can collect them all: Cotton Candy, Butterscotch, Minty and Blue Belle. They are soft and cuddly for you to make the more caring collection in the world!"

Year 6 - Circo de Cavalinhos 2 (reissue) and Pony Friends - 1986

Year 7 - Pony Friends - 1986/1987

Those ponies, along with re-releases of year 6 ponies were around for 1987. It was an instable year in Brazil's economy and Estrela was negotiating with Hasbro the next designs.

Year 8 - Festa Pôneis - 1987/1988

1988 was the dawn year for ponies in Brasil. Same ponies were re-released and by this time Estrela had some products of her own design that were doing good on national market, and My Little Pony sales were low, the other products were more competitive and no roylties taxes were required.

Retro Fakie Susi


Susi is made by Estrela, but technically a fakie which was made for the Susi doll line around 2011.[3]

  • Susi has Baby Lofty's head and Baby Tiddlywinks' body, with some slight shrinkage.

See also