1988: Princess Ponies
Dark pink earth pony with yellow mane and tail (dark pink tinsel in mane), round jewelled medallion symbol, spritz of tinsel forelock.
Princess Sunbeam was one of the Earth Pony Princesses from this set and, perhaps, one of the more common of the group, also - probably by dint of her pinkness. Please note that her curls are not original - she has been re-styled!
Sharp-eyed folk will realise that Sunbeam is another name from the Recycled Name Pot...and one of the ones Hasbro seemed quite attached to. In all, in the United States, there would be three ponies called Sunbeam - none of whom ever came out in the UK. (I suppose maybe this one gets away with it by having 'Princess' tacked onto her name!
Like with the Sundae Best Ponies, old poses were modified for this set to accomodate the symbol style. However, unlike the Sundae Best Ponies, this worked a whole lot better for the most of the Princesses! Sunbeam's accessories are fairly hard to find on the second hand market, and comprised a crown clip, a wand, a ribbon and a glittering Princess comb.
Princess Sunbeam was never sold in the United Kingdom