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Is this a legit variant?
« on: May 26, 2019, 10:32:54 PM »
Hi all!

A while ago I purchased this Trickles. Her previous owner couldn't tell whether whe was a custom or not.  :what:
 I like trotters so I thought that I'd like her regardless but others who have seen her have asked the same thing : Is she an ooak variant/ factory flaw? 


Her hair is really neatly rooted and her tail is still with washer and all.

I'm asking for your expertise, and if she turns out to be a variant - what would you estimate her value to be? I am not looking to sell her but would like to know for insurance reasons.

Here's my Trickles freakazoid  :inlove:  (with normal HK Trickles for comparison)

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Thank you for any help or input in the matter  :nerdy:
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 04:27:25 AM »
I hope this Trickles is a variant but was her neck glued shut? There's still some of the original glue left on her neck so that might suggest something.
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 07:18:01 AM »
never heard or seen a trickles with "posey" hair. I'm kinda thinking a rehair... who knows maybe even head switch ...also if a variant I expected the hair to look old but she looks like she fell off the card ... very interesting
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 08:02:57 AM »
Friend, do you have Posey? Maybe compare Prickles to Posey and Trickles, to see if the plastic colour is different or eye colour is different. Maybe even compare poses?
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 08:54:18 AM »
Will do - Will compare to posey as well BUT as for her hair she received hair treatment at a friend of mine (She has magic fingers when it comes to making pony hair silky and smooth) so that is partially my fault for having her doing that :P
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 09:48:52 AM »
I’m leaning towards custom as the rooting in the mane looks almost too neat - doesn’t Hasbro also put glue on the rooting inside the head?

Could you have a look at the tail washer and clamp and see if it has been bent at all?

I really hope she is a variant, I am so cynical!
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 12:37:33 PM »
I’m leaning towards custom as the rooting in the mane looks almost too neat - doesn’t Hasbro also put glue on the rooting inside the head?

Could you have a look at the tail washer and clamp and see if it has been bent at all?

I really hope she is a variant, I am so cynical!

I was going to say the exact same thing. It's too neat. And the texture of the hair... I'd say custom or head swap.

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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 08:29:53 PM »
The hair is braided like a factory hair job, thats for sure.  I would guess either head and tail swap or prototype, maybe?  Are her eyes the right color?
I would almost assume prototype before error/variant, do her symbols and eyes look normal close up, or are there any brush marks or anything like that?
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 10:58:23 PM »
I think her hair colour is the same as Snowdrop. She's Snowle. Or Trowdrop... Hmm. Maybe stick with Snowle.
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 11:35:58 PM »
I think her hair colour is the same as Snowdrop. She's Snowle. Or Trowdrop... Hmm. Maybe stick with Snowle.

Of course! She could be a snowdrop head and tail. Are her eyes pale blue?
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2019, 01:29:06 AM »
I think her hair colour is the same as Snowdrop. She's Snowle. Or Trowdrop... Hmm. Maybe stick with Snowle.

What I was thinking. Snowdrop shade. Any idea of more background on the pony?
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 04:13:08 AM »
Friend, how similar is Prickles/Snowle's hair colour to the first colour of Trickles hair? In my opinion it's too dark to be Posey's colour.

To my knowledge the rainbow ponies all have the same hair colour and/or the same colour pattern in their release.

And I can't recall if Posey's line came out before Trickles release, but isn't it possible that this was the first of a new mold and they were using the first colour to see how well it would go in and how to glue it and stuff?

Or their machines were upgraded so they needed to learn the new controls or something? Or even teaching a new worker how to do stuff?
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 08:45:27 AM »
France had a purple haired starshoine, Trickles was made in Italy with this shade of coral hair, a few more examples too aren't there?
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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 04:44:55 PM »
Wow! What a curiosity!

What are her hoof marks? You didn't tell us that ;) I'm going to guess at Hong Kong from looking at her eyes, body and symbols?

Flower pony Snowdrop has no forelock :bigups: They have a double row of mane plugs rather like an Italian pony.

The hair looks to be "Munchy" colour or "Dusty Rose" to me on my screen. I think there are a couple of ponies with that colour hair. It's clearly not the same colour as the "Peaches n Cream" stripe in the "real" Trickles, so it's not a case of some getting over zealous in the factory.

The mane looks quite long, too long imho to be a Posey head that got over repinked and swapped.

The texture looks very new to me, but it could be TLM is good at grooming and styling ponies.

The rooting inside is neat, as Nosar pointed out they did use glue, but some ponies have lots and some have hardly any and in some it's crumbled away! I've dissected a LOT of ponies. The tuft at the end inside leads me to think it's a machine hair, rather than hand lock and loop rehair, but experience has taught me people can be very clever when it comes to doing thing, I mean, look at at the fakes of Reverse Gusty.

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Re: Is this a legit variant?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2019, 07:04:15 PM »
So the hooves are Hong Kong? 

She's a rehair IMO.  The hair color doesn't match up with any "real" early G1 pony colors.  It's a bit too dark / dusky to be Posey's color and it's not any of Trickle's colors either.   Very pretty, though!


Of course! She could be a snowdrop head and tail. Are her eyes pale blue?

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That is a great point!

I was thinking her hair wasn't orangy enough to be Snowdrop's but color never really shows up true on a computer screen, so . . .
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