G3 Rainbow Dash

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This article is about Generation 3 Rainbow Dash. For other incarnations of "Rainbow Dash", see Rainbow Dash (disambiguation).
Rainbow Dash I; Rainbow Dash Pose
Rainbow Dash II; Kimono Pose
Rainbow Dash III; Wysteria Pose
Rainbow Dash IV; Art Pony Pose

G3 Rainbow Dash, as a member of the Core 7 Ponies was released many times. There were less poses of her than releases, but several poses were released with symbol/decoration variations.

Rainbow Dash first appeared in G3. She was included in the switch to G3.5, see G3.5 Rainbow Dash, and again in the big redesign of G4, see G4 Rainbow Dash.

Her head is strongly glued to the neck, and some releases have magnets in their front hooves. [1] [2] [3] [4]

General G3 Rainbow Dash Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink, orange, yellow and green mane and blue, pink and purple tail
  • Eye Colour: Purple with rainbow highlight and green heart symbol
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds (many variations of this on different releases)
  • Hoof Heart: Pink


Media Appearances

Rainbow Dash in The Runaway Rainbow
Rainbow Dash in Twinkle Wish Adventure

Animated Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane and Blue / Pink / Purple tail
  • Eye Colour: Purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds

Rainbow Dash has starred in almost all of the G3 My Little Pony cartoons and DVDs, including A Charming Birthday, Dancing in the Clouds, Friends Are Never Far Away, A Very Minty Christmas, The Princess Promenade, The Runaway Rainbow, Greetings From Unicornia, A Very Pony Place and The World's Biggest Tea Party, in all of which her voice was played by Venus Terzo.

In the later Core 7 cartoons, Meet the Ponies, Waiting for the Winter Wishes Festival, Sweetie Belle's Gumball House Surprise and Twinkle Wish Adventure, her voice actress was changed to Anna Cummer.

Later, she featured in one of the two episodes released on DVD with the G3.5 Family Convertible Playsets, Over Two Rainbows as a Newborn Pony. In those, she was voiced by Brooke Fennel.

Before the G3.5 and Core 7 resets her catchphrase was "Darling", later it became "How dashing!".


Releases

Year One (2003)

Rainbow Dash I

Rainbow Celebration Wave 1 Rainbow Dash

G3 Rainbow Dash I
MIB Rainbow Celebration Rainbow Dash
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Rainbow Dash I symbol

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light pearly blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:

The first G3 Rainbow Dash release was part of the Rainbow Celebration Pony set in summer 2003. Briefly during Fall 2003 she was available with the free A Charming Birthday VHS video and a charm bracelet.

Special Edition

In 2003, a promotion for the My Little Pony toyline Hasbro sold a limited amount of numbered ponies on Ebay through the ebay seller WorldinAdvance. There were 50 of each pony sold and they were numbered 1-50 with an official foil sticker placed on their packaging. These ponies also came with a certificate.


Back Card Stories

Its another bright and beautiful day...perfect for riding rainbows in Ponyville! RAINBOW DASH could spend all day riding rainbows, but she has some other exciting things to do as well!

  • Ask Minty to help style my rainbow hair
  • Teach pink sunsparkle how to ride a rainbow
  • Dream up new stories to tell my friends


Ponies released in this set are:



Rainbow Dash II

Rainbow Celebration Wave 2 Rainbow Dash

Rainbow Celebration Wave 2 Rainbow Dash, commonly known as Rainbow Dash II
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stock photo

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light pearly blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light Purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:

Rainbow Dash returned in a new pose later in 2003 again as part of the Rainbow Celebration set.

Back Card Stories

Rainbow Dash likes to wake up very early in the morning, because she just can’t wait to start a brand new day! After a yummy breakfast and a ride on a colorful rainbow, she’s ready for the rest of the day’s adventures!

  • Go shopping for a sparkly new tiara.
  • Ride some more rainbows!
  • Go on a hot-air balloon ride with Strawberry Swirl.


Ponies released in this set are:


Year Two (2004)

Rainbow Dash II

Board Game Bonus Rainbow Dash, advertisement shows Wind Drifter

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light pearly blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:

The 'Race through Ponyville to Celebration Castle!' game originally sold in a cardboard box is reissued in a tin with one of four bonus ponies. The ponies are Rainbow Dash, Tink-a-Tink-a-Too, Fluttershy, and Sunny Daze.


Rainbow Dash III

Tea Party Fun Rainbow Dash

Tea Party Fun Rainbow Dash

Tea Party Fun dress up set Rainbow Dash was the third version made of Rainbow Dash released in 2004. Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light pearly blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light Purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:

Back Card Stories

After a busy morning riding rainbows, RAINBOW DASH is getting ready to have a cosy tea party with a very special friend! For this fancy event, she's baked a yummy cake, and is wearing her very best hat. The kettle's whistling its time for tea!

Ponies released in this set are:


Year Three (2005)

Rainbow Dash I

Ponyville Picnic with Rainbow Dash

Ponyville Picnic with Rainbow Dash was released in mid-2005. The Rainbow Dash toy included is Rainbow Dash I, though often darker than that the 2003 version.



Back Card Stories

  • It's a bright and sunny day in Ponyville, just perfect for a picnic party! RAINBOW DASH is dashing about, packing things into her basket. With yummy treats and fun music playing, this picnic is going to be a blast!

Year Four (2006)

Styling Rainbow Dash

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Styling Rainbow Dash stock photo
stock photo

In 2006 Styling Rainbow Dash was released, it is a bigger version of Rainbow Dash, with longer hair and lots of hair accessories. Two versions were released.


Ponies released in this set are:


Year Five (2007)

Rainbow Dash III

Favorite Friends Rainbow Dash

Favorite Friends Rainbow Dash
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  • Body Colour: Light pearly blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds, rainbow gradient on left leg
  • Availability:
  • Favorite Friends first set released 2007 - Summer


Ponies released in this set are:



Rainbow Dash IV

Read Along with Rainbow Dash

Read Along Rainbow Dash
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  • Read Along with Rainbow Dash 2007


Rainbow Dash II

Collector's Edition Tin Rainbow Dash

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Year Six (2008)

Rainbow Dash IV

Best Friends Wave 3 Rainbow Dash

Best Friends Rainbow Dash

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:

Best Friends Assortment 2008 wave 3



Favorite Friends Wave 4 Rainbow Dash

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  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds with white henna, white henna with pink gradient on head
  • Availability:

Favorite Friends Ponies wave 4 eyeshadow/henna style 2008


Favorite Friends Wave 5 Rainbow Dash

Best Friends Rainbow Dash
MIB Rainbow Dash
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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds, rainbow with name on leg


Dance Time with Rainbow Dash

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:
Dance Time Rainbow Dash

Dance Time Dress-up Set 2008


25th Birthday Celebration Collector Rainbow Dash

Hope
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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail with tinsel
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Swirly rainbow designs, 25th anniversary heart design (right side), hope (left side)



Winter Rainbow Dash

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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability: Winter 2008 Rainbow Dash


Fashion Fun with Rainbow Dash

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Empty Playset

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability: Fashion Fun Rainbow Dash, 2008




2 pack with Wysteria 2008

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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability:


Year Seven (2009)

Rainbow Dash IV

Core Friend Rainbow Dash

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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability: Core Friend Ponies Assortment Rainbow Dash, 2009


Easter Rainbow Dash

Easter Rainbow Dash

Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability: Easter themed Rainbow Dash, 2009


Rainbow Dash's Special Day

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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability: Rainbow Dash's Special Day DVD set, 2009


Discount Rainbow Dash

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Pony Stats

  • Body Colour: Light blue
  • Hair Colour: Pink / Orange / Yellow / Green mane, Blue / Pink tail
  • Eye Colour: Light purple
  • Symbol: Rainbow between two clouds
  • Availability: Discount Single, 2009

Also known as Big Lots discount single or Family Dollar Store pony


Merchandise


See also

References

  1. The Rereleases Encyclopedia
  2. Pony Topia
  3. Where the Rainbow Ends
  4. MLP Land