Sparkle Ponies are so called because they have translucent bodies full of glitter, and their hair also sparkles (they were the first non-Princess ponies to have metallic tinsel in their hair). The Sparkle Ponies were originally available only through mail-order offers, but were redesigned and sold in stores in Year 7, between 1988 and 1989. The mail-order versions of the ponies had been slightly different: unlike the in-store versions, they all had small symbols on their cheeks (similar to Twice as Fancy or Flutter ponies), and some of them had different hair or body colors. Only one set of adult Sparkle Ponies was ever printed, but a set of Baby Sparkle Ponies followed in Year 8. Each Sparkle Pony came with a comb, brush, or pick, and, in some packages, a "free" tube of Pony Lipstick.
Star Hopper is a sparkly green adult unicorn pony with pinkish-purple eyes. Her hair is yellow with colored metallic tinsel. Her symbol is a pinkish-purple and green spaceship. She is in the Powder Pose. Star Hopper came with a dark purple star brush, and sometimes a tube of purple lipstick.
Twinkler is a sparkly purple adult pegasus pony with pink eyes. Her hair is dark purple with blue and gold metallic tinsel. Her symbol is a number of small yellow and dark pink stars and dots. She is in the Surprise Pose. Twinkler came with a blue moon comb, and sometimes a tube of lipstick.
Sunspot is a sparkly orange adult earth pony with pale aqua eyes. Her hair is light pink with gold metallic tinsel. Her symbol is smiling yellow and pink sun. She is in the Tootsie Pose. Sunspot came with a dark orange sun pick, and sometimes a tube of lipstick.
Sky Rocket is a sparkly dark aqua-blue adult earth pony with aqua eyes. Her hair is red with blue metallic tinsel. Her symbol is a purple and pink rocket. She is in the Gingerbread Pose. Sky Rocket came with a purple star brush, and sometimes a tube of lipstick.
Napper is a sparkly yellow adult earth pony with purple eyes. Her hair is lavender with gold metallic tinsel. Her symbol is a green crescent moon with a face, sleeping behind a purple cloud. There are small purple stars around the moon. She is in the Bow-Tie Pose. Napper came with a lavender moon comb, and sometimes a tube of red lipstick.
Stardancer is a sparkly purple adult earth pony with blue eyes. Her hair is blue with pink metallic tinsel. Her symbol is two stars dancing together, one white and one yellow, with blue eyes and mouths. She is in the Sugarberry Pose. Stardancer came with a yellow star comb, and sometimes a tube of purple lipstick.