More playsets, more baby ponies and the first ever swimming pony sensations. With every new release batch, Hasbro were upping the gimmick stakes. This year would see the first Sea Ponies - with seashell stands and weighted tails to enable real swimming (or floating), as well as a full set of Baby Ponies and some brand new playsets.
In the UK release, there was also the Baby Pony Stroller featuring the adorable Baby Bow Tie, and the focus for the playsets seems to have been largely with baby ponies, since the Baby Buggy, Lullabye Nursery and the Baby Bonnet School of Dance all featured. This release also gave us the very first in a long line of UK exclusive ponies - a first attempt by Hasbro UK to combat the many gaps left by the popular comic characters sold only in North America.
There was also the My Little Pony Waterfall - a fun playset which could, quite literally, imitate a beautiful rainy British day!