EMBER and EMBER'S DREAM
Baby Ember #1: Lavender with lavender mane and tail, white star symbol
Baby Ember #2: Purple with pink mane and tail, no symbol.
Baby Ember #3: Pink with purple mane and tail. No symbol.
Baby Ember #4: Blue with blue mane and tail. No symbol.
Boy, did Hasbro ever go overboard when it came to Ember. The first Baby Pony was first released in 1983 in North America, and she was sold as part of a cassette and pony double set - featuring a tape with the story "Ember's Dream". Only one of the four Ember versions was sold in stores -the one with the symbol - but her success was obviously such that Hasbro decided to offer her as part of a mail order release, creating three more Baby Embers (all symbolless) and letting children collect 'horseshoe points' from packages to send off for her.
Ironically it seems that the storesold Baby Ember is the least common of the four, and this is probably due to the fact she was not sold in all countries. The mail order babies appear to have had a near global release, though it's not exactly clear how they were sold in the United Kingdom's issue.
The purple and pink Baby Ember made herself infamous by being the Ember who starred in the first My Little Pony TV special - Rescue at Midnight Castle.
I have also come across a version of Ember who is a lot greyer than any of the others. Though it's possible she began life the same colour as purple and pink Ember, her body is very evenly grey and she does not seem overly discoloured. Whatever she is, she is at the very least a batch dye variation and therefore I am including her on this page:)