1993: Best Friends Babies
BABY KATIE and KITTY
Yellow baby earth pony with hot pink mane and tail, yellow and pink kitten symbol
KITTY: Pink tabby cat with yellow stripes.
Baby Katie was originally advertised as being sold in the looking up pose, though when she actually came to be sold, she was produced in the shy pose. The above pony is from my sister's childhood collection, so please excuse the kinky mane ;)
Katie was sold with a pink and yellow kitten called Kitty. (So original)
The Variant Question...??
This is the thing many UK collectors still wonder.
There's a variant version of Baby Susie and Baby Billie. Is there also a version of Baby Katie to complete the trio?
Many people have claimed to own a looking up Baby Katie, though none have ever been able to provide hard evidence. This being the case, at the moment she's still ascribed mythical status.
It's possible that one exists - at least, one was created for the prototype marketing photograph that featured on the inserts. Alternatively, if there was a variant set, it's possible that the version of Katie sold with it was simply a normal version of Katie.
To this day, the jury is out...
If anyone has any information about these variants - especially MIP pics - please get in touch!