The Misty mold on Identify Your Breyer
Production: 1972-current. Traditional sized (1:9 scale). One of Breyer's longest running models. Sculpted by Chris Hess. Palomino or chestnut pinto (depending on model) mare. Multiple versions have been produced and multiple gift sets with other models.
4 eyed Misty
Production: 1972 only. #20. This version was the first, and is also the rarest. It has white spot around the right eye and a brown spot on the left. Marguerite Henry didn't like the circle around her right eye so it was changed. This version was produced in glossy with matte version being rarer.
3 eyed Misty
Production: 1972-1973. #20. The second version is as same as the first but it does not have a spot around Misty's right eye. The pinto pattern is nothing like the real Misty. Marguerite Henry did not approve of this version as well. This version was produced in matte with glossy version being rarer.
Production: 1973-2006. #20. The third version is common and sports a different pinto pattern. It was changed to closer resemble the real Misty, but it is still not correct. The model still has the brown spot around her left eye, which the real Misty did not have. This version was produced for over three decades and becasue of that there are many variations in shade and small pattern differences. Other variations of this pattern include semigloss, bi eyes produced only in 1997, and chalky.
Production: 2007-current. #1286 and #1157. The fourth version is mostly the same as the previous pattern, but has a shaded and darker paint. Has only come in a set with Stormy and a paperback copy of Misty of Chincoteague.
1984 Sears Holiday Catalog.
1992 JC Penney Holiday Catalog. #715092. 1,500 produced.
Production: 1972-1981. #2055. Misty with a paperback copy of Misty of Chincoteague and carrying box. Also sold through the Sears Holiday Catalog and Montgomery Ward Holiday Catalog.
Production: 1980, 1983-1985. #2169. JC Penny Holiday Catalog. Misty with Stormy and Sea Star.
Production: 1983. #400293. Spiegal and Smithsonian Holiday Catalogs. Misty with Stormy and a paperback copy of Misty of Chincoteague.
Production: 1982. Sears Holiday Catalog. Misty with Stormy, a Paul Beebe doll, and a paperback copy of Misty of Chincoteague.
1993. #79293. Ceramic palomino pinto. Stablemate sized (1:32 scale). Shaking hands on a stool. Sculpted by Maureen Love Calvert. Commissioned and sold by Breyer from Hagan-Renaker. This model is fairly rare as it is breakable ceramic and was only produced for a year. The model resembles the real Misty and is performing a trick that she used to do.
Vintage Club Misty
2019. Palomino pinto. Produced for Breyer's Vintage Collector's Club. 500 produced. On the Stablemate sized (1:32 scale) G1 Quarter Horse Mare mold. Pattern is the the Common Misty pattern of #20. Has a blue ribbon sticker with "Misty" printed on it.
The Stormy mold on Identify Your Breyer
1977-2006. #19. Chestnut pinto. Traditional sized (1:9 scale). One of Breyer's longest running models produced for over three decades. Sculpted by Chris Hess. The model of Stormy looks exactly like the real Stormy. Design of the mold came from a picture of Stormy as a foal with Misty. Unlinke Misty, Stormy's pattern remained largely the same but due to being produced for so many years there are many variations in shade. Stormy also came in vatiations of matte, semigloss, and bi eyes produced only in 1997.
2007-current. #1157 & #1286. Misty and Stormy are in a box set with a paperback copy of Misty of Chincoteague. The pattern is the same but the color is more shaded.
1984 Sears Special Run
Vintage Club Stormy
Production: 2019. Chestnut pinto. Produced for Breyer's Vintage Collector's Club. 500 produced. On the Stablemate sized (1:32 scale) G3 Standing Foal mold which is male. Pattern is like #19.
The Sea Star mold on Identify Your Breyer
Production: 1980-1987. #16. Traditional sized (1:9 scale). Chestnut with a star. Sculpted by Chris Hess. Design of the mold came from illustrations in Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague.
The Phantom Wings mold on Identify Your Breyer
Production: 1983-1987. #29. Palomino pinto. Traditional sized (1:9 scale). Sculpted by Chris Hess. This mold is also known as the Old Stock Horse Foal. The markings of the model are correct compared to real Phantom Wings.
The Misty's Twilight mold on Identify Your Breyer
Production: 1991-1995. #470. Chestnut pinto. Traditional sized (1:9 scale). Sculpted by Jeanne Mellin Herrick. Misty's Twilight's model looks exactly like the real horse. Painting of the model's prototype was done by Karen Gerhardt from pictures of the real mare.
Misty II, Black Mist, and Twister
Production: 1996-1999. #3350 This was a set of three Classic sized (1:12 scale) models released for Misty's 50th Birthday. The set included Misty II, a granddaughter of Misty, and Black Mist and Twister, two of Misty II's daughters.
Chestnut pinto. On the Ruffian mold. The markings on Misty II's model are accurate compared to the real pony.
Black pinto. On the Swaps mold. Black Mist's model's markings are correct, but she is portrayed on a male mold.
Palomino. On the Mesteno the Foal mold. The real Twister's full name is Misty's MayDay Twister and the mold is a male foal while she is female. The real Twister has a blaze shaped like a tornado and only has on white foot, while the model has a vaguely marked bald face and four white feet.
Other Model Horse Manufacturers
Franklin Mint Misty of Chincoteague
Palomino/Chestnut pinto. Porcelin Misty produced by the Franklin Mint in 1988. Sculpted by Pamela du Boulay. The model's markings closely match the real Misty.
Stone Horses Nightmist
Black Pinto. Nightmist produced in 2003 by Stone Horses. On the Pebbles Quarter Horse mold. Run of 100. The markings closely match the real pony.
Night Mist on Stone Horse Reference