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Title: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on August 18, 2018, 03:25:07 AM
Hi,

I've been watching a lot of the MLP commercials lately and a lot of them feature prototype ponies that were changed by the time they mass produced. 

The Brush and Grow Princess ponies feature a different pose Star Gleamer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjjOtweYTxU 

What prototype ponies would you have liked to see mass produced? I think Baby Truly would have been a big seller.


Ponyfan




Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on August 18, 2018, 03:28:23 AM
The big two are Whizzer pose Dance 'n Prance and BBE adult Sundance.
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Post by: WaterDraw on August 18, 2018, 04:57:10 AM
Blue Sprinkles with the waterfall playset!!!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 18, 2018, 05:59:13 AM
Baby Shady (regular eyes version) and Paradise (the one from the UK catalogue, that was meant to come with the estate.)

Also, Songster and Player with wings. Still not over that change :( The comics always showed them winged.

Star Gleamer in that pose is awesome too though.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on August 18, 2018, 06:13:16 AM
Unicorn baby truly has always been a favorite of mine! I’m also super fond of the red streak in magic stars hair in that same catalogue picture. Purple twist with gold hair unicorn biology hop, and Pegasus skipity doo from the backcard art work have also always been wants.

Also peek a boo style taf babies!!!
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Post by: Matcha on August 18, 2018, 06:22:36 AM
Masquerade in whizzer pose!
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Post by: WaterDraw on August 18, 2018, 08:34:58 AM
Oh, also not technically ponies but to be sold with pony friends would be the dolls to be sold with the pony friends

Also the baby birthday boy ponies!
http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/c/c1/Bday-pamphlet2.jpg
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Post by: Whippycorn on August 18, 2018, 09:54:30 AM
I would love to have...

Shy pose blue Bubbles prototype. 

Baby Up up Away and Baby Sweet Tooth in the Noddins pose!  :dribble:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: NightGliderSA on August 18, 2018, 09:57:30 AM
Baby Truly; she is my favourite pony so to have a genuine baby would be so super amazingly awesome! And regular baby Sundance (without the BBE). Also Whizzer in Masquerade's pose: I prefer Masquerade's pose. And I always thought that Sprinkles looked better and made more sense as a blue pony. I don't know why they changed their minds on that one.
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Post by: Moonbreeze on August 18, 2018, 11:30:00 AM
The big talking G2 D:

Also this set:
http://lavenderlagoon.weebly.com/uploads/4/2/3/8/4238855/_79317_orig.jpg
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: CinnamonOnions on August 18, 2018, 03:47:00 PM
I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.
 I also love some of the concepts for the Irresistibles!!! I'd kill for the transparent ones with plastic beads inside.
Also blue Sprinkles! Oh gosh I wish it had been produced. Also the collectors pose Bubbles would have deserved it's own release besides the regular Bubbles, atleast as a nirvana variant. :/ It had such nice colours. I also prefer the prototype Dance 'n Prance ponies poses.
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on August 18, 2018, 03:49:05 PM

Also the baby birthday boy ponies!
http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/c/c1/Bday-pamphlet2.jpg

OH YEAH!!!!!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on August 18, 2018, 03:55:41 PM
I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.

Are there pictures of these two?!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: CinnamonOnions on August 18, 2018, 06:02:52 PM
I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.

Are there pictures of these two?!

It's floating somewhere on Pinterest, an advertisement for german rainbow ponies. Let me see can I find the direct link.
FOUND IT! http://glownshowpony.tumblr.com/post/109108799465/g1-my-little-pony-german-rainbow-pony-set/amp
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Post by: Sweet Daes on August 18, 2018, 06:25:14 PM
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The Fairy Brights...

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They ACKNOWLEDGE the existence because they licensed out these specific characters to Iron Fist RECENTLY in 2015, and these are called the "My Little Pony Celestial". I own these amazing heels that I had to have because of them:
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Post by: Carrehz on August 18, 2018, 09:20:54 PM
The dolls that were supposed to go with the Pony Friends. :( They're so cute.. I wish they hadn't cancelled them. Also the Birthday Boys, and Baby Schoolbag in the boy mold. They're the first ones to come to mind.
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Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 18, 2018, 11:40:15 PM
The dolls that were supposed to go with the Pony Friends. :( They're so cute.. I wish they hadn't cancelled them.

I've never seen pictures of them! Can anyone post any, I'd love to see!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on August 19, 2018, 12:19:27 AM
The dolls that were supposed to go with the Pony Friends. :( They're so cute.. I wish they hadn't cancelled them.

I've never seen pictures of them! Can anyone post any, I'd love to see!


Here are pictures of the Pony Friends dolls. I wonder if they were supposed to be friends of Molly?
http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Prototype-pony-friends.jpg


I would have also loved Blue Sprinkles purple Lickety Spilt and the Sweet Delight Ice Cottage.  :)

 http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Sweet-ice-delight-cottage.jpg


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The Fairy Brights...

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They ACKNOWLEDGE the existence because they licensed out these specific characters to Iron Fist RECENTLY in 2015, and these are called the "My Little Pony Celestial". I own these amazing heels that I had to have because of them:
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I have a small Loungefly cosmetic bag that also features these ponies. :)

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Baby Shady (regular eyes version) and Paradise (the one from the UK catalogue, that was meant to come with the estate.)

Also, Songster and Player with wings. Still not over that change :( The comics always showed them winged.

Star Gleamer in that pose is awesome too though.



That's interesting that the comics had them with wings. :) The artists must have seen the prototype ponies and drew the comic ponies  based on those. 

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Leave a Whisper on August 19, 2018, 12:23:51 AM
The Sweet Delight Ice Cottage looks amazing!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 19, 2018, 12:39:10 AM
@Ponyfan - yeah, they often did that. It's why Baby Splashes has purple hair (like the US one, not the European release), why the Pocket Friends ponies are always drawn with the same hairstyles as the prototypes, why Baby Sunribbon is always drawn with crimpy hair...because they drew from catalogue images of prototypes...

That said, I don't remember them drawing Sweet Delight as a pegasus. Now that's a prototype I would have liked. That and the other pose version of Love In A Mist. She looked so much prettier...
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on August 19, 2018, 01:07:13 AM
First Tooth Baby Sundance.  So much cuter than the BBE version.  The blue eyeshadow just kills it for me.  Blegh. :C
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on August 19, 2018, 02:47:39 AM
The dolls that were supposed to go with the Pony Friends. :( They're so cute.. I wish they hadn't cancelled them.

I've never seen pictures of them! Can anyone post any, I'd love to see!


Here are pictures of the Pony Friends dolls. I wonder if they were supposed to be friends of Molly?
http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Prototype-pony-friends.jpg

Thanks! They look adorable!
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 19, 2018, 02:51:04 AM
The Fairy Brights...
 Those would have been such lovely ponies.
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Post by: BlushingBlue on August 19, 2018, 03:32:52 AM
Adding my +1s to unicorn Baby Truly, blue Sprinkles, golden-haired Twist, nbbe Baby Sundance with her trippy symbol, and the Fancy Swirls.

I would have much preferred the Birthday Pony in the Posey pose, and I wish we could have gotten the Flutter Hideaway. Also chipping in reverse-symboled Nightglider in the Sugarberry pose, even though I love her the way she is. I wish we had both!

If it's alright to toss G3s into the mix, I would have loved the winter carriage pony and the Toola Roola prototype. And I don't think they even count as prototypes, but the two Starcatcher-style pegasus ponies from the Friends Are Never Far Away storybook are gorgeous. *drool*
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Post by: hilamb on August 19, 2018, 06:04:39 AM


Also this set:
http://lavenderlagoon.weebly.com/uploads/4/2/3/8/4238855/_79317_orig.jpg

Omg I remeber seeing this in the pamphlet and dreaming of getting her.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: tuneful87 on August 19, 2018, 06:48:29 AM
Tuneful in Quackers pose:

http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/8/88/Prototype_tuneful.jpg

Bunny Hop in Quackers pose:

http://mylittlewiki.org/w/images/e/e7/Prototype_precious_pockets.jpg
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Shy Violet on August 19, 2018, 07:24:59 AM
Baby Truly and Baby Shady! I love baby ponies and wish these two had been made. I don't care for BBE babies
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Post by: Carrehz on August 19, 2018, 09:01:48 PM
Ohhh, I forgot about the Flutter Hideaway. And the Furbobs!! I so wish they'd made those, the protos looked adorable.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: WaterDraw on August 19, 2018, 11:43:38 PM
Seeing/hearing about all these prototypes makes me want to make them as custom ponies...

Just an idea, but it'd be cool if the 35th Anniversary line made some of these cuties, although I doubt they ever would...but the thought is tempting :drool:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2018, 12:11:18 AM
Seeing/hearing about all these prototypes makes me want to make them as custom ponies...

Just an idea, but it'd be cool if the 35th Anniversary line made some of these cuties, although I doubt they ever would...but the thought is tempting :drool:

If they make Paradise I will throw money at them and buy about six, probably.

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It's one thing finding out that Hasbro made the childhood ponies of your dreams but sold them in another country. At least then you can get them. But finding Hasbro didn't even MAKE this one...still not totally over that.

Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Sky_Rocket_Sammie on August 20, 2018, 03:12:24 AM
Blue Sprinkles because blue is the perfect color for a water-related pony. I have that Iron Fist bag/purse and it is fantastic. So much retro shiny 80s goodness, back on topic my second choice would be Whizzer.
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Post by: flutterscotch on August 20, 2018, 03:30:01 AM
Blue Sprinkles because blue is the perfect color for a water-related pony.
 

I agree. I was genuinely kind of disappointed when I opened the box on my 6th birthday and she was not blue (and kinda just looked like a lighter Firefly, who I already had, to me).  And I also didn't understand how prototypes worked. But then I got over it because the waterfall was an awesome playset!
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Post by: NightGliderSA on August 20, 2018, 10:11:52 AM
Adding my +1s to unicorn Baby Truly, blue Sprinkles, golden-haired Twist, nbbe Baby Sundance with her trippy symbol, and the Fancy Swirls.

I would have much preferred the Birthday Pony in the Posey pose, and I wish we could have gotten the Flutter Hideaway. Also chipping in reverse-symboled Nightglider in the Sugarberry pose, even though I love her the way she is. I wish we had both!

If it's alright to toss G3s into the mix, I would have loved the winter carriage pony and the Toola Roola prototype. And I don't think they even count as prototypes, but the two Starcatcher-style pegasus ponies from the Friends Are Never Far Away storybook are gorgeous. *drool*

Hang on, reverse Night Glider in the Sugarberry pose? Anyone have a link to this? First time I hear of it and, naturally, I'm interested to see what she looks like  :)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on August 20, 2018, 10:22:17 AM
I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.

Are there pictures of these two?!

It's floating somewhere on Pinterest, an advertisement for german rainbow ponies. Let me see can I find the direct link.
FOUND IT! http://glownshowpony.tumblr.com/post/109108799465/g1-my-little-pony-german-rainbow-pony-set/amp


Haishjalaonajgjkajsbak!!!!!! OMG I am seriously in LOVE with those prototypes! I’ve never seen that image before, and now I’m obsessed with that nightlight with the classic rainbow pony hair, and that star shine and raindrop with the 2nd release rainbow pony hair! Thank you for posting!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2018, 02:29:12 PM
I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.

Are there pictures of these two?!

It's floating somewhere on Pinterest, an advertisement for german rainbow ponies. Let me see can I find the direct link.
FOUND IT! http://glownshowpony.tumblr.com/post/109108799465/g1-my-little-pony-german-rainbow-pony-set/amp


Haishjalaonajgjkajsbak!!!!!! OMG I am seriously in LOVE with those prototypes! I’ve never seen that image before, and now I’m obsessed with that nightlight with the classic rainbow pony hair, and that star shine and raindrop with the 2nd release rainbow pony hair! Thank you for posting!

Actually, it's been taken from my website. You can tell its the same image from the way the text is cut off at the bottom. The real direct link is below, in context.
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/germany_rainbowponies.htm

I really have nothing to say about that without knowing how the tumblr owner came about it - but I won't say I'm particularly thrilled. I don't like watermarking pictures with tiny details on, but apparently I'm going to have to start doing so :/

The scan comes from a 1987 German pony booklet. This comes from the same booklet:
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/germanbabybig.htm

Not that any of these are particularly significant, except that's definitely a UK baby Lemon Drop in there.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 20, 2018, 06:38:23 PM
Adding my +1s to unicorn Baby Truly, blue Sprinkles, golden-haired Twist, nbbe Baby Sundance with her trippy symbol, and the Fancy Swirls.

I would have much preferred the Birthday Pony in the Posey pose, and I wish we could have gotten the Flutter Hideaway. Also chipping in reverse-symboled Nightglider in the Sugarberry pose, even though I love her the way she is. I wish we had both!

If it's alright to toss G3s into the mix, I would have loved the winter carriage pony and the Toola Roola prototype. And I don't think they even count as prototypes, but the two Starcatcher-style pegasus ponies from the Friends Are Never Far Away storybook are gorgeous. *drool*

Hang on, reverse Night Glider in the Sugarberry pose? Anyone have a link to this? First time I hear of it and, naturally, I'm interested to see what she looks like  :)

This is the Nightglider I meant:

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I do prefer the Posey pose, but there's something striking about the white planets and purple stars like she has in her backcard art. (Bonnie Bonnets looks lovely with blue hats in the mix too.) I have to think that the revision to her final form came pretty late in production, since they didn't bother changing the packaging... or maybe they didn't think anyone would notice? ^.^
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Post by: Kikwifluff on August 20, 2018, 09:57:37 PM
Adding my +1s to unicorn Baby Truly, blue Sprinkles, golden-haired Twist, nbbe Baby Sundance with her trippy symbol, and the Fancy Swirls.

I would have much preferred the Birthday Pony in the Posey pose, and I wish we could have gotten the Flutter Hideaway. Also chipping in reverse-symboled Nightglider in the Sugarberry pose, even though I love her the way she is. I wish we had both!

If it's alright to toss G3s into the mix, I would have loved the winter carriage pony and the Toola Roola prototype. And I don't think they even count as prototypes, but the two Starcatcher-style pegasus ponies from the Friends Are Never Far Away storybook are gorgeous. *drool*

Hang on, reverse Night Glider in the Sugarberry pose? Anyone have a link to this? First time I hear of it and, naturally, I'm interested to see what she looks like  :)

This is the Nightglider I meant:

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I do prefer the Posey pose, but there's something striking about the white planets and purple stars like she has in her backcard art. (Bonnie Bonnets looks lovely with blue hats in the mix too.) I have to think that the revision to her final form came pretty late in production, since they didn't bother changing the packaging... or maybe they didn't think anyone would notice? ^.^

She’s beautiful! I’ve never seen that photo before, thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 20, 2018, 09:59:51 PM
It took me a whole three minutes to realise that was Buttons, not Mimic.

I guess they originally thought about using the y5 poses. I have seen that picture before but only in poor quality. Lovely to see it in detail.
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Post by: Safflower on August 20, 2018, 10:28:13 PM
Where is that picture from? It's awesome :)
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on August 20, 2018, 11:59:25 PM
That is a fantastic picture, thanks for posting it.
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Post by: Mami Tomoe on August 21, 2018, 12:52:40 AM
Lilac pretty pony,original sitting pose,jointed sea pony
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: tuneful87 on August 21, 2018, 03:23:39 AM
Whoa- any backhistory on the Buttons/Bonnie/Glider photo?! Gah, I want all three!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 21, 2018, 05:17:17 AM
Glad I could share something interesting! :)

It took me a whole three minutes to realise that was Buttons, not Mimic.

I'm honestly so glad that Buttons isn't in that pose. Can you imagine all the poor Buttonses that would have been sacrificed to become DIY Mimics by over-enthusiastic customisers?

Where is that picture from? It's awesome :)
Whoa- any backhistory on the Buttons/Bonnie/Glider photo?! Gah, I want all three!

It's a picture of a very old Polaroid from the collection of the lovely and talented Ruth Bush. Way back when, before everyone had email, Slack, and a camera in their pocket, the quickest way for Hasbro's employees to communicate about their designs was to take Polaroids and physically send a picture to whomever needed it. (Sorry about the image quality, but I hope it's understandable why it can't be helped!)

You can just barely see Munchy out of frame in the lower right. I think she's in a different pose as well, but I can't be sure which it is. In contrast, the Big Brother ponies in the background seem ready for production, right down to their accessories, but maybe a male-pony expert can spot some subtle differences.

Speaking of Big Brothers, the pony that became Slugger was initially going to have a wagon symbol. I'm not a fan of baseball -- and how does a pony use a glove?! -- so I would have much preferred that. No picture of that one, though, I think he didn't even get past the spitballing stage of design!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on August 21, 2018, 06:15:36 AM
Munchy(?) in the foreground right corner, I'd put my bet on she's in the Sugarberry pose like Nightglider.  Artwork looks like it's for two of the Big Brother brush/comb designs; so cute.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: NightGliderSA on August 21, 2018, 08:37:13 AM
Adding my +1s to unicorn Baby Truly, blue Sprinkles, golden-haired Twist, nbbe Baby Sundance with her trippy symbol, and the Fancy Swirls.

I would have much preferred the Birthday Pony in the Posey pose, and I wish we could have gotten the Flutter Hideaway. Also chipping in reverse-symboled Nightglider in the Sugarberry pose, even though I love her the way she is. I wish we had both!

If it's alright to toss G3s into the mix, I would have loved the winter carriage pony and the Toola Roola prototype. And I don't think they even count as prototypes, but the two Starcatcher-style pegasus ponies from the Friends Are Never Far Away storybook are gorgeous. *drool*

Hang on, reverse Night Glider in the Sugarberry pose? Anyone have a link to this? First time I hear of it and, naturally, I'm interested to see what she looks like  :)

This is the Nightglider I meant:

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I do prefer the Posey pose, but there's something striking about the white planets and purple stars like she has in her backcard art. (Bonnie Bonnets looks lovely with blue hats in the mix too.) I have to think that the revision to her final form came pretty late in production, since they didn't bother changing the packaging... or maybe they didn't think anyone would notice? ^.^

Wow, thank you for sharing! And I want her but SO badly now! Siiiggh...

However I am also really glad they changed the pose for Buttons: She is also one of my favourite ponies (in her current pose) and I just don't like that break-neck Mimic pose.

I wish we could see Munchy properly - and, does she look white to anyone else? Perhaps it is just the image quality of the Polaroid, but I think she would have been fun as a white pony. Or is that actually Sugarberry (Strawberry Fair)?
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: starstrider on August 21, 2018, 02:58:34 PM
Hi,

I've been watching a lot of the MLP commercials lately and a lot of them feature prototype ponies that were changed by the time they mass produced. 
The Brush and Grow Princess ponies feature a different pose Star Gleamer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjjOtweYTxU 

What prototype ponies would you have liked to see mass produced? I think Baby Truly would have been a big seller.
Ponyfan

I'm sorry, I know the thread has moved beyond that first commercial clip, but are we SERIOUSLY not going to talk about how disturbing it is that they have the ponies wearing nail polish as though they had humanoid toes?  No-one else is bothered by this?

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It would be like their legs ending with a human hand instead of a hoof.  They'd scuttle like crabs. 

::shudder::
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on August 21, 2018, 03:12:17 PM
Wow, I love that prototype TAF photo. :) I wonder why they decided to change poses?

I did notice the little girls putting makeup on the ponies toes in the Brush and Grow commercial but I thought it was advertising pony make up. I think they do something similar in the commercial for the playset that came with TAF Fifi.


Ponyfan

Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Safflower on August 21, 2018, 03:40:22 PM
Thanks for the history! I don't think Munchy is white, she looks cream to me especially compared to the other white materials in the photo :)

In the commercial for Fifi it showed the kids putting specifically the blue eyeshadow on her eyelids from the compact that came with the set. I've found a couple with the blue eyelids because of that :)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: BlushingBlue on August 21, 2018, 03:50:14 PM
I'm sorry, I know the thread has moved beyond that first commercial clip, but are we SERIOUSLY not going to talk about how disturbing it is that they have the ponies wearing nail polish as though they had humanoid toes?  No-one else is bothered by this?

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Oh dear, that makes her look like she has elephant feet! :haha:

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on August 21, 2018, 03:57:13 PM
The other commercial that shows little girls painting nail polish on pony hooves is the one for the Poof n Perfume palace.

Screenshots from the commercial

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I don't know how simular this is to the free pony makeup that came with some ponies in the US but my childhood Twinkler still has lipstick stains.



Ponyfan
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 21, 2018, 05:22:56 PM
I always thought of it as elephant feet paint as well. As a kid..I am trying to remember where I saw it, whether it's on Star Gleamer's box (because that set came with nail polish here as default). I don't remember...it might be the Perfume Puff Palace box that I remember it from. Squeezer in Gingerbread's pose...? That seems familiar.

Edit: Yep. Small image but you can see it:
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Mine wore the nail polish but I used to sweep it across the hooves in one brush stroke. It wasn't neat but somehow a bit more natural given horse biology!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Lilja on August 21, 2018, 05:48:26 PM
This is the Nightglider I meant:

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Thanks for posting this photo! I've only seen very small images of those polaroids displayed by Ruth Bush, and I really wanted to see them up close. If there are any more higher resolution photos showing prototypes (like the baby flutters and the picnic gift set) I'd love to see them! :biggrin:

Wow, I love that prototype TAF photo. :) I wonder why they decided to change poses?

I'm thinking they might have used year 5 poses as placeholders to test out the new designs. Perhaps the original plan was to create new poses for year 6, but then instead they decided to reuse ones from previous years. Since it had been a few years since those old poses were used, I guess Hasbro might have thought that would make them feel more "new" than if they had only reused poses from year 5. In the end Munchy was the only one in the set who was in a year 5 pose.

NBBE Baby Sundance is a pony I really wish existed. As well as Paradise without flocking to go with PE (but I could always get a deflock or a Brazilian one, so she doesn't feel quite as unobtainable). Would also have liked to see the furbobs made and paired with the second set of Princess Ponies. Even though they are pretty unbearable in the cartoon, they would have been a fun addition.

I would agree that the Fancy Swirls are probably the most interesting of all the unused pony concepts, but it's hard to say how great they would have looked if actually produced. Of course the packaging art always makes ponies look gorgeous, but there sure was a lot of potential for these.

And yeah, prototype Sprinkles is definitely better than the produced one. If they make a retro one, even if they don't make it just like the old prototype, I still hope they give her a more attractive and vibrant color than what we got back then.
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Post by: starstrider on August 21, 2018, 05:52:45 PM
Oh dear, that makes her look like she has elephant feet! :haha:
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Hehe!  :lol:  I did also think of elephant feet initially!  But then I think about everything I ever learned about horse foot anatomy and realised that a horse's hoof is simply one large toe... so really they should be painting the whole hoof!

Remember how there were early Year 2 ponies who actually had lines where their hooves clearly ended?  That makes a lot more sense if you're going to paint hooves.  Although I need to state here for the record that I am very glad they didn't officially encourage children to do so!

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: tuneful87 on August 21, 2018, 10:20:16 PM
Glad I could share something interesting! :)

It took me a whole three minutes to realise that was Buttons, not Mimic.

I'm honestly so glad that Buttons isn't in that pose. Can you imagine all the poor Buttonses that would have been sacrificed to become DIY Mimics by over-enthusiastic customisers?

Where is that picture from? It's awesome :)
Whoa- any backhistory on the Buttons/Bonnie/Glider photo?! Gah, I want all three!

It's a picture of a very old Polaroid from the collection of the lovely and talented Ruth Bush. Way back when, before everyone had email, Slack, and a camera in their pocket, the quickest way for Hasbro's employees to communicate about their designs was to take Polaroids and physically send a picture to whomever needed it. (Sorry about the image quality, but I hope it's understandable why it can't be helped!)

You can just barely see Munchy out of frame in the lower right. I think she's in a different pose as well, but I can't be sure which it is. In contrast, the Big Brother ponies in the background seem ready for production, right down to their accessories, but maybe a male-pony expert can spot some subtle differences.

Speaking of Big Brothers, the pony that became Slugger was initially going to have a wagon symbol. I'm not a fan of baseball -- and how does a pony use a glove?! -- so I would have much preferred that. No picture of that one, though, I think he didn't even get past the spitballing stage of design!

Thank you for the history lesson!

I wonder if any of the TAF prototypes survived.... Maybe in a former Hasbro employee's attic. Wishful thinking, I'm sure. Sigh.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on August 22, 2018, 04:47:19 AM
Those TAF ponies are lovely! I love buttons in the mimic pose! Does Ruth own these still?
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: bewilderness on August 22, 2018, 02:32:28 PM
Baby Flutter ponies would've been amazing.  When I was a kid, I would pretend that the Summer Wing ponies were baby Flutter ponies.  I would've been SO excited if there'd been actual baby Flutters!
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Post by: BlushingBlue on August 22, 2018, 06:04:42 PM
Baby Flutter ponies would've been amazing.  When I was a kid, I would pretend that the Summer Wing ponies were baby Flutter ponies.  I would've been SO excited if there'd been actual baby Flutters!

It's funny you should say that, because that's exactly what happened with the Baby Flutters concept -- they were retooled into the Summerwings! You can really see the resemblance in the prototypes:

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The initial design called for very fancy filigree wings, but beautiful as they are, Hasbro wisely nixed that idea. ^^; I don't imagine there would be one with intact wings outside of its box!
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Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2018, 06:41:19 PM


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Randomly going back to this a moment, but that's the nail polish that was sold with this set in the UK release. That nail polish never came out in the US, right? Is this a US commercial? It is, right? What happened there? Were they going to release the US set with the nail polish like they did the UK, and then changed it up to have random free make up in pony sets instead? Mind is boggling O.o.

Back on topic, I am actually kind of happy to see the baby flutters became the wingers. It sort of closes a gap in the design process for me. It makes sense that the starting point for wingers would be baby flutters, but it also makes sense to move away from the delicate dragonfly wings to something more sturdy. Most wingers will survive in a box of ponies with no packaging, which means they're a lot more kid proof than the flutters.

I still love the Flutters more, but they were heartbreaking for kids.
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Post by: Motion-Paradox on August 22, 2018, 07:00:52 PM
Not a pony per say, but I'd love to see the Flutter Pony Playset we saw the prototypes for a while back, I'm normally a bit nutural for playsets, but I really like the Flutter Ponies
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 22, 2018, 07:14:39 PM
Those baby flutters are really cute. :lovey: but I bet the wings would have been really delicate on them.

Taffeta, I couldn't find the US commercial on YouTube so this one might be the UK one. :)

I wish I'd kept my US makeup pamphlet but I did find it on the Wiki. I just noticed that one of the ponies advertised in the makeup pamplet is Glittering Gem. :wow:

http://www.mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Makeup-pamphlet3.jpg 

http://www.mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Makeup-pamphlet2.jpg


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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
Those baby flutters are really cute. :lovey: but I bet the wings would have been really delicate on them.

Taffeta, I couldn't find the US commercial on YouTube so this one might be the UK one. :)

I wish I'd kept my US makeup pamphlet but I did find it on the Wiki. I just noticed that one of the ponies advertised in the makeup pamplet is Glittering Gem. :wow:

http://www.mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Makeup-pamphlet3.jpg 

http://www.mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Makeup-pamphlet2.jpg


Ponyfan


Hrm. Interesting.

So I have the US commercial on a VHS at home that I've had for years from a trade done with Kim Shriner in the late 1990s.

And at first watch I thought them the same but they aren;t.

The French one is probably the same as the UK one - and everywhere the nail polish and make up are inserted,the pose of Star Gleamer is different.

So the prototype pose film is American, but Europe shoved its own stuff in to advertise the make up.

Probably is the same ad as the UK had, but in French.

Now I really want to find that VHS tape :/ Unfortunately, while I can play it, with it being NTSC and my system being PAL, I've never been able to copy it to disc to preserve its contents.
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Post by: Ponyfan on August 22, 2018, 10:53:46 PM
That's very interesting. :) That makes me wonder what other US/UK commercials are similar.


Here's one of the Dance n Prance comemricals (also in French) that features the prototype ponies.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2ab78GIO34


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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 22, 2018, 11:04:53 PM
That's very interesting. :) That makes me wonder what other US/UK commercials are similar.


Here's one of the Dance n Prance comemricals (also in French) that features the prototype ponies.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2ab78GIO34


Ponyfan



Pretty sure it's  the same as the US one. I haven't watched the VHS in years but I remember the prototypes. I really want that Songster :'( She was drawn with wings in the comic, clearly from that prototype, but I remember getting her and she didn't have wings and I was so sad :/ I mean, I still loved her, but I was promised wings...

I know that the Party Pony/TAF ad is the same as US, too, just different jingle because of the set being differently named...and the lyrics are SO much better than the annoying MLP Mommy nonsense. I loved that set so much as a kid but I don't actually remember seeing the commercial for any ponies on TV back then :/ I think the party pony one and the hair salon were on a VHS release...

Otherwise I'm not sure. Of course some of the commercials (like Princesse De Lumiere/Princess Sparkle) are almost certainly the same as the UK and not the US for obvious reasons ;)

Going back on topic, Baby Countalot in Ember's pose at the end of this commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSeH9VzAlvA
She looks cute. And I think that's the third different pose for that pony in total. They really had trouble with deciding poses in that set :/ first time I've seen the Ember one.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Baby Sugarberry on August 23, 2018, 05:43:14 AM
Randomly going back to this a moment, but that's the nail polish that was sold with this set in the UK release. That nail polish never came out in the US, right? Is this a US commercial? It is, right? What happened there? Were they going to release the US set with the nail polish like they did the UK, and then changed it up to have random free make up in pony sets instead? Mind is boggling O.o.

The Canadian (and likely American) Poof n' Puff Perfume Parlour came with that nail polish bottle, albeit with a different sticker.  I had both the bottle as part of my childhood collection and one I opened from MIB many, many years ago.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: CinnamonOnions on August 23, 2018, 09:58:23 AM
I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.

Are there pictures of these two?!

It's floating somewhere on Pinterest, an advertisement for german rainbow ponies. Let me see can I find the direct link.
FOUND IT! http://glownshowpony.tumblr.com/post/109108799465/g1-my-little-pony-german-rainbow-pony-set/amp


Haishjalaonajgjkajsbak!!!!!! OMG I am seriously in LOVE with those prototypes! I’ve never seen that image before, and now I’m obsessed with that nightlight with the classic rainbow pony hair, and that star shine and raindrop with the 2nd release rainbow pony hair! Thank you for posting!

Actually, it's been taken from my website. You can tell its the same image from the way the text is cut off at the bottom. The real direct link is below, in context.
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/germany_rainbowponies.htm

I really have nothing to say about that without knowing how the tumblr owner came about it - but I won't say I'm particularly thrilled. I don't like watermarking pictures with tiny details on, but apparently I'm going to have to start doing so :/

The scan comes from a 1987 German pony booklet. This comes from the same booklet:
http://www.etherella.com/scrapbook2/germanbabybig.htm

Not that any of these are particularly significant, except that's definitely a UK baby Lemon Drop in there.

I've somehow never noticed this on your site. And this is sadly the first to come up in Google. D": Sucks, your scans of this are of something so rare that you'd deserve the credits.

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I wish they had kept Regentropfens prototype symbol! It looks so much nicer with the sun on the right side of the cloud rather than below it, and with the rain drops being below the cloud like in your classic rain cloud drawing ): Nachtlicht was going to have four small stars rather than three big ones too.

Are there pictures of these two?!

It's floating somewhere on Pinterest, an advertisement for german rainbow ponies. Let me see can I find the direct link.
FOUND IT! http://glownshowpony.tumblr.com/post/109108799465/g1-my-little-pony-german-rainbow-pony-set/amp


Haishjalaonajgjkajsbak!!!!!! OMG I am seriously in LOVE with those prototypes! I’ve never seen that image before, and now I’m obsessed with that nightlight with the classic rainbow pony hair, and that star shine and raindrop with the 2nd release rainbow pony hair! Thank you for posting!

I personaly like the german rainbow hair. :D I'd kill for that Regentropfen though. Not a big fan of her anyways, expect for her lovely rasberry color, but these prototype symbols look so cute - I'd definetly like both Nachtlicht and Regentropfen more if they had kept those symbols. D":
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on August 23, 2018, 11:14:51 AM
I've somehow never noticed this on your site. And this is sadly the first to come up in Google. D": Sucks, your scans of this are of something so rare that you'd deserve the credits.

Thank you. It's nice that someone cared that it happened.

@Baby Sugarberry, The Perfume Puff Palace did indeed come with a similar bottle, but the reason I pulled it out as an example is that that bottle that came with the Princess B&G set here did have Star Gleamer on the label. It's a little different, there's text, but you can see the correlation. But thanks to Ponyfan's linking the commercial, it's clear how the French one inserts scenes that the US one doesn't have, and the UK one is probably the same. So that explains that.

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From MIB Star Gleamer.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carrehz on August 23, 2018, 03:07:57 PM
BlushingBlue, your posts are fascinating! Thanks for sharing! Those baby flutters... :heart:

Speaking of Big Brothers, the pony that became Slugger was initially going to have a wagon symbol. I'm not a fan of baseball -- and how does a pony use a glove?! -- so I would have much preferred that. No picture of that one, though, I think he didn't even get past the spitballing stage of design!

omg cute! I love Slugger but a wagon symbol would've been so adorable :heart:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: lalalei2001 on August 23, 2018, 05:35:09 PM
The Fairy Brights/Celestial Ponies, and Blue Cute Curtsey. There's a box shot but I don't think she actually exists :(

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EDIT: Oh wow, that Flutter Hideaway by Ruth Bush looks amazing!

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on August 23, 2018, 08:16:32 PM
I'm starting to think that US got the random free pony makeup instead of the nail polish and lipstick that came with the UK version of Star Gleamer, especially since Glittering Gem is featured in the US makeup pamphlet.  I also enjoy the UK Party Ponies ad jingle more than the US version.

Poor Baby Countalot. :lol: I wonder why they went through so many designs changes with her. That blue Cute Curtesy is really pretty. I think  Dance and Prance Songster  and Player should have been pegasus ponies too. :)


I think I found a prototype Mirror Mirror in the Magic Message ponies ad

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She looks blue with green mane/tail to me instead of all seafoam green.


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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Olympus on August 23, 2018, 09:00:36 PM
Not a G1 pony, but those full-sized Funko Queen Chrysalis prototypes looked like they probably would have been pretty rad. (Though Chrysalis is my favorite villain, so I might be a tiny bit biased...  ;))

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carrehz on August 27, 2018, 03:16:27 PM
Not a G1 pony, but those full-sized Funko Queen Chrysalis prototypes looked like they probably would have been pretty rad. (Though Chrysalis is my favorite villain, so I might be a tiny bit biased...  ;))

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ohhh, I've never seen this before.. she looks amazing. :( Whyyy didn't they make her..
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on August 30, 2018, 11:47:28 PM
Wow, that Chrysalis is amazing. :)

I just remembered the Petite Pony wedding set prototype someone found pics of a few months ago.  I wish that set would have been made.

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Strawberry Swirl on September 01, 2018, 10:02:18 AM
Ever hear of Irresistibles? They used the same models as Dream Beauties, which if you know me you know I'm obsessed with those, so naturally I adore these as well. But they never made them! I don't understand!! (gross sobbing)

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Also, NBBE Baby Shady (in my favorite baby pose no less!) and Baby Truly. So cute!
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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: banditpony on September 01, 2018, 12:03:08 PM
Not a G1 pony, but those full-sized Funko Queen Chrysalis prototypes looked like they probably would have been pretty rad. (Though Chrysalis is my favorite villain, so I might be a tiny bit biased...  ;))

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This is the only funko i wanted...
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: WingsOfMasquerade on September 05, 2018, 05:22:16 AM
Just a note for anyone who liked the Celestials in this thread:

You DO have a chance to have these. (or other prototypes that you like) With the Bridge Direct/Basic Fun. You need to write to them a physical letter (with a stamp) asking for what you want. Enclose a picture too, if you can. The Arena had a letter writing campaign for them a while ago, and then someone at a toyfair confirmed a positive result with the Celestials / Swirly ponies. Since the Bridge is working with Hasbro, there should be no limit to what they can make out of Hasbro's old MLP stuff. But YOU have to tell them!

Haven't written?
They're at

The Bridge Direct / Basic Fun
301 Yamato Rd.
Suite 2112
Boca Raton, FL 33431
USA

Wrote 'em?
You can write them again. It's really significant to hear from customers on actual paper about anything you would like them to do. Interacting/asking them for stuff here (like show that Blue Sprinkle...they made the parlor maybe they want the waterfall too?) or the alt pose TAFs and hammer on the Celestials more. They're not huge like Hasbro, so every letter counts and they care about getting responses.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Leave a Whisper on September 26, 2018, 10:49:51 PM
The Checkered Ponies and of course the Celestial Swirls. I'd have loved to see the Flutter Hideaway, maybe with a new, exclusive Flutter Pony in a color they never came in. Like gray or bright green.

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The dolls that were supposed to go with the Pony Friends. :( They're so cute.. I wish they hadn't cancelled them.

I've never seen pictures of them! Can anyone post any, I'd love to see!


Here are pictures of the Pony Friends dolls. I wonder if they were supposed to be friends of Molly?
http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Prototype-pony-friends.jpg


I would have also loved Blue Sprinkles purple Lickety Spilt and the Sweet Delight Ice Cottage.  :)

 http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Sweet-ice-delight-cottage.jpg


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The Fairy Brights...

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They ACKNOWLEDGE the existence because they licensed out these specific characters to Iron Fist RECENTLY in 2015, and these are called the "My Little Pony Celestial". I own these amazing heels that I had to have because of them:
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I have a small Loungefly cosmetic bag that also features these ponies. :)

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Baby Shady (regular eyes version) and Paradise (the one from the UK catalogue, that was meant to come with the estate.)

Also, Songster and Player with wings. Still not over that change :( The comics always showed them winged.

Star Gleamer in that pose is awesome too though.



That's interesting that the comics had them with wings. :) The artists must have seen the prototype ponies and drew the comic ponies  based on those. 

Ponyfan

The Sweet Delight Ice Cottage is gorgeous! And the bday brothers are adorable. :lovey:


Aww unicorn Baby Truly!  :happy:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Perikoala on October 06, 2018, 02:18:22 AM
I'd love to see the original MB piggy ponies in the collector pose and piggy Applejack!  :inlove:

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: tuneful87 on October 06, 2018, 03:37:12 AM
I want that Bonnie and Buttons soooooo bad
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Post by: Mami Tomoe on January 15, 2019, 03:54:36 PM
The Checkered Ponies and of course the Celestial Swirls. I'd have loved to see the Flutter Hideaway, maybe with a new, exclusive Flutter Pony in a color they never came in. Like gray or bright green.

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The dolls that were supposed to go with the Pony Friends. :( They're so cute.. I wish they hadn't cancelled them.

I've never seen pictures of them! Can anyone post any, I'd love to see!


Here are pictures of the Pony Friends dolls. I wonder if they were supposed to be friends of Molly?
http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Prototype-pony-friends.jpg


I would have also loved Blue Sprinkles purple Lickety Spilt and the Sweet Delight Ice Cottage.  :)

 http://mylittlewiki.org/wiki/File:Sweet-ice-delight-cottage.jpg


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The Fairy Brights...

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I have a small Loungefly cosmetic bag that also features these ponies. :)

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Baby Shady (regular eyes version) and Paradise (the one from the UK catalogue, that was meant to come with the estate.)

Also, Songster and Player with wings. Still not over that change :( The comics always showed them winged.

Star Gleamer in that pose is awesome too though.



That's interesting that the comics had them with wings. :) The artists must have seen the prototype ponies and drew the comic ponies  based on those. 

Ponyfan

The Sweet Delight Ice Cottage is gorgeous! And the bday brothers are adorable. :lovey:


Aww unicorn Baby Truly!  :happy:
Checkerd ponies ?
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: DreamLight on January 15, 2019, 04:39:44 PM
Not ponies but the flutter pony cottage
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Post by: Leave a Whisper on January 15, 2019, 06:06:10 PM
Those Irresistibles are pretty!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Broken Irishwoman on January 15, 2019, 06:38:30 PM
Ugh, so many! FT Baby Sundance, Paradise, Baby Truly, the Flutter Hideaway, furbobs... And I'm probably forgetting a whole bunch. I also really like the prototype of Good Weather in Gingerbread's pose. Usually I hate that pose, but on some ponies it works.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Einhornbaby on January 16, 2019, 06:43:59 PM
Im totally in for the walking pose Anniversary Pony <3 with yellow, blue and pink streamers as her symbols <3 sooooo pretty!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on January 16, 2019, 06:46:39 PM
Ugh, so many! FT Baby Sundance, Paradise, Baby Truly, the Flutter Hideaway, furbobs... And I'm probably forgetting a whole bunch. I also really like the prototype of Good Weather in Gingerbread's pose. Usually I hate that pose, but on some ponies it works.

I like that version of Good Weather, too. Especially the slight difference in colour scheme. I remember when I first found Good Weather at a carboot sale it took a while to realise who she was because the insert one also has aqua hair. I liked the yellow/aqua more than the yellow/electric blue.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Einhornbaby on January 16, 2019, 06:51:27 PM
yes, I was disappointed too! I saved my pocket money for buying Good Weather because I looooved the curly hair in the ad and then... nope, didnt like the pose, chose another pony (cant remember which one, hmmm).
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Loreofyore on January 20, 2019, 12:50:41 AM
I'm afraid I don't know much about MLP prototype but if this is broad enough for MLP & friends to count... those extra Moon Dreamers animals would have been added to my herd when they reached second-hand.
http://ghostofthedoll.co.uk/moondreamers-unproduced.php
But I've re-homed Rory and Ursa here whom do not seem to know the difference.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carrehz on January 20, 2019, 02:39:59 PM
Oh, those Moondreamers animals. I'd kill for them :( So beautiful.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on January 20, 2019, 07:21:58 PM
yes, I was disappointed too! I saved my pocket money for buying Good Weather because I looooved the curly hair in the ad and then... nope, didnt like the pose, chose another pony (cant remember which one, hmmm).

I had many instances of "who is this pony" at carboot sales because of pics and comic drawings that didn't match, as the stores where I shopped had a limited range. I never saw her in stores so she was one of my 'huh' moments...

Others included Baby Heart Throb (where were the wings on her hearts, pray?), Baby Splashes (pink hair?!) and Love in a Mist (False advertising!)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: poniesthatsparkle on January 22, 2019, 06:29:51 PM
Definitely NBBE Baby Shady!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: BubbleTea on January 27, 2019, 03:49:45 AM
Baby boy Sugarcake and Gametime.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on January 27, 2019, 03:57:09 PM
yes, I was disappointed too! I saved my pocket money for buying Good Weather because I looooved the curly hair in the ad and then... nope, didnt like the pose, chose another pony (cant remember which one, hmmm).

I had many instances of "who is this pony" at carboot sales because of pics and comic drawings that didn't match, as the stores where I shopped had a limited range. I never saw her in stores so she was one of my 'huh' moments...

Others included Baby Heart Throb (where were the wings on her hearts, pray?), Baby Splashes (pink hair?!) and Love in a Mist (False advertising!)

Oh I loooove the romance pony prototypes! I want love letter with that pale pink hair! And love tokens pale pink body! Ugh I was so disappointed when I purchased these online back in the 90s because dreamvalley only had the backcard images online, and when they came I was super confused! So I feel you taffeta! Similar situations haha!

Although it’s an illustration, I’ve always wished dazzleglow was darker purple and happy glow was more pink like the backcard drawings.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on January 27, 2019, 04:08:28 PM
yes, I was disappointed too! I saved my pocket money for buying Good Weather because I looooved the curly hair in the ad and then... nope, didnt like the pose, chose another pony (cant remember which one, hmmm).

I had many instances of "who is this pony" at carboot sales because of pics and comic drawings that didn't match, as the stores where I shopped had a limited range. I never saw her in stores so she was one of my 'huh' moments...

Others included Baby Heart Throb (where were the wings on her hearts, pray?), Baby Splashes (pink hair?!) and Love in a Mist (False advertising!)

Oh I loooove the romance pony prototypes! I want love letter with that pale pink hair! And love tokens pale pink body! Ugh I was so disappointed when I purchased these online back in the 90s because dreamvalley only had the backcard images online, and when they came I was super confused! So I feel you taffeta! Similar situations haha!

Although it’s an illustration, I’ve always wished dazzleglow was darker purple and happy glow was more pink like the backcard drawings.

Blue heart Dazzleglow is a nice shade of darker purple. But she's not as common as the pink hearted one.

Yeah, those Romance Ponies :'( Love Story ended up much too close to Nice & Spicy in colour in the end. I have never accepted Love in a Mist in her real form xD. My sister has her, but I'm not interested...

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The prototypes. Sigh. Only Love Token ended up looking like her image.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on January 28, 2019, 01:49:44 AM
Is that Love in a Mist by the yellow comb? I think she’s much prettier than the Love in a Mist that was made.

Ponyfan
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: hilamb on January 28, 2019, 07:19:22 AM


Yeah, those Romance Ponies :'( Love Story ended up much too close to Nice & Spicy in colour in the end. I have never accepted Love in a Mist in her real form xD. My sister has her, but I'm not interested...

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The prototypes. Sigh. Only Love Token ended up looking like her image.

Wow, they are stunning. I didint know about these.  :dropjaw:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on January 28, 2019, 02:13:27 PM
Is that Love in a Mist by the yellow comb? I think she’s much prettier than the Love in a Mist that was made.

Ponyfan

Yep. That image is from the 1992 UK/European insert and that's how they were advertised. I can't remember but I think it's the same image on their backcard as well. The comic drew them pretty much from that image as well so that was how I imagined Love in a Mist looked...

So I've never actually accepted the real one xD.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: NightGliderSA on January 29, 2019, 08:29:28 AM
I really like Love Letter as she is, but to have the prototype as well: now that would be really nice! I like the muted colour scheme a lot.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: SkyCakes on January 30, 2019, 06:05:53 PM
I think I Like to see that baby truly being made and another vote for those babies that were made with the pony friends. I saw customs of them on DA they were awesome. :)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on February 01, 2019, 11:56:30 AM
I'm a passionate lover of the prototype pony designs either in pony or artwork form :blush:. When I see a new picture, I try to imagine how I can make this pony come to life. Here're some that are already done  - ENJOY

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I have made more like the Romance Ponies, but the pictures need to be transferred from my camera first. When I find them, I post them here in this topic.

I found these additional ponies:

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For this year I have a lot more on my to do list - stay tuned ;)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carrehz on February 01, 2019, 03:51:10 PM
pandabear_chan, your customs are always gorgeous - and OMG the Pony Friends dolls!! I loooove Kendall, omg :heart: :heart: I definitely need to commission you one of these days!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Taffeta on February 01, 2019, 04:40:36 PM
I have a baby shady proto custom from Pandabearchan and she is amazing. Definitely one I wish Hasbro had brought into existence...sigh..m
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: SkyCakes on February 01, 2019, 04:52:29 PM
Pandabearchan's artwork is lovely. I may have to commission her someday too.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on February 02, 2019, 01:07:18 AM
Pandabearchan, you never cease to amaze me friend! I loooove that white heat throb, and that proto romper! You should do a love in a mist next!!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on February 02, 2019, 02:18:20 AM
Cannot tell you how much i LOVE that Baby Sundance in the First Tooth walking pose
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on February 02, 2019, 09:18:15 AM
Thank you guys that means so much to me, let me dig out the rest tomorrow and post them here.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: shabbychicdee on February 05, 2019, 01:36:26 AM
Blue Sprinkles with the waterfall playset!!!

YES this very much, me wanty. also non BBE baby sundance :D


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Cannot tell you how much i LOVE that Baby Sundance in the First Tooth walking pose

yes yes yes
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on February 11, 2019, 01:56:19 AM
Some other ones I’ve been thinking about: fizzy with hair that matched the cartoon, Pegasus skipity doo, twist with golden hair!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: applejackbunny on February 11, 2019, 06:17:17 PM
Blue Sprinkles...would have loved her instead of the horrible flesh-coloured one we actually got...  :shocked:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on February 23, 2019, 07:58:53 AM
Blue Sprinkles...would have loved her instead of the horrible flesh-coloured one we actually got...  :shocked:

Found the picture of the one I made

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: kingluke on February 23, 2019, 10:04:59 AM
I agree with Sweet Daes, I would have loved to see these ponies in real life. Maybe a talented customizer feels inspired one day~
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on February 24, 2019, 10:27:57 AM
I agree with Sweet Daes, I would have loved to see these ponies in real life. Maybe a talented customizer feels inspired one day~
Which ones do you mean? The Fairy Brights aka the Fancy Swirls as they're called correctly? I have done them.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: applejackbunny on June 09, 2019, 01:41:18 AM
Blue Sprinkles...would have loved her instead of the horrible flesh-coloured one we actually got...  :shocked:

Found the picture of the one I made

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Oh, she's stunning! I rest my case  :lol:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: kingluke on June 12, 2019, 08:03:50 AM
Definitly the fairy brights! I'm working on a custom now but I would love to have them IRL.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: lalalei2001 on June 15, 2019, 12:35:19 PM
I think it'd be cool if they released the Fairy Brights as part of an anniversary collection.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: LivioKelem on June 15, 2019, 10:16:56 PM
I dream about Tuneful with blue mane end without horn. It was really beautiful colors. Oh, and awesome purple Stardazzle (Dream Beauties)! Birthday Baby Boys, ofcourse, they are best of the best. For G3 I wish see in mass production glittery silver Glitterbelle. Too much pink color in Divine Shine for me. And I need G4 Sweetie Blue! With factory bangs and greengrass eyes! She is so pretty and don't released yet...
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on November 28, 2019, 11:09:26 AM
I know this topic is inactive for more than 120 days but it'd be a shame when it gets drowned too much.
Here're some more protoype pony customs I have done since my last post. You are always welcome to post new pictures so I get more inspiration.  :satisfied:

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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: LadyMoondancer on November 28, 2019, 04:01:59 PM
Wow!!!  Your customs are stunning!  I love them!

I would love to have seen Masquerade in the Wind Whistler pose (and I know the Spanish one exists but she's too expensive for me, ha ha).  I had the TE backcard as a kid that showed her in that pose and was so surprised when I found out she was actually in a different pose.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: SkyCakes on November 28, 2019, 05:10:12 PM
All of pandabears customs are wonderful I always favorite them on DA. I always like seeing more of them. :)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Gator on November 28, 2019, 08:11:46 PM
Pandabear_chan, that baby Sundance is awesome!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Psylocke on November 28, 2019, 08:25:54 PM
Your customs....!!! So stunning!!! <3
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 28, 2019, 08:46:19 PM
Pandabear_Chan, you are way too awesome!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mermaid on November 28, 2019, 09:11:41 PM
Panda I’m drooooling over these!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carrehz on November 29, 2019, 02:50:50 PM
aaa Panda, your customs are always the best!!! :lovey:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponyfan on November 30, 2019, 05:44:41 PM
Your customs are amazing. Pandabear_Chan. :lovey: :lovey:


Ponyfan
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on December 01, 2019, 04:39:00 PM
Awh that is so sweet of you guys, thanks so much. I will make more of them, just need more inspirations. Some are already planned.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: shabbychicdee on December 09, 2019, 09:25:23 AM
Blue Sprinkles with the waterfall playset!!!

YES this very much, me wanty. also non BBE baby sundance :D


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Cannot tell you how much i LOVE that Baby Sundance in the First Tooth walking pose

yes yes yes

oh i forgot to mention also flat foot lemon drop seen on the box of the show stable. i need her to complete the early collector ponies
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carebearnmbr46 on December 09, 2019, 11:46:50 AM
Pandabear, your customs are stunning!  :lovey: I love that you’ve done so many of the prototypes!  I have an idea for a custom for you. Make Merry Treat a unicorn in the Gusty or Glory pose, and give her gold tinsel in her hair. Sure would be pretty!

As for what I wish had been made: the Irresistibles, the pony friends’ human friends, Bubblefish (kitty!), Sweet Pocket, and Lil’ Pocket (the precious pockets needed more poses!), purple Stardazzle.  There’s also a pic of a darker purple Cloud Puff on mylittlewiki I’m kinda fond of.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Twizel on December 09, 2019, 04:08:25 PM
the clear sparkle pony Glitterbelle!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: tikibirds on December 10, 2019, 06:40:51 AM
The ponies with antennea
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Carebearnmbr46 on December 11, 2019, 08:05:19 AM
the clear sparkle pony Glitterbelle!

What generation is she?  I’ve never heard of her but she sounds lovely.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: freezestime on December 11, 2019, 09:15:07 AM
Some of the Dream Beauties! Like Circle Dancer, Manewaves, Spritzy, Songrider, Colourglow, Colourmist, Stardazzle, Glider and Skyflier.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Twizel on December 11, 2019, 04:32:00 PM
the clear sparkle pony Glitterbelle!

What generation is she?  I’ve never heard of her but she sounds lovely.

Here's the G3 regular Glitterbelle:
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And here's the prototype I've seen online. Sadly, she doesn't belong to me lol.
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Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: PastelPeaches on December 13, 2019, 12:03:02 AM
I want the black and the spotted ponies that bonnie designed as tests to determine whether they would be "natural" or pastels. I love the pastels but those are so CUTE TOO!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: caseysealia on December 14, 2019, 03:37:23 AM
the clear sparkle pony Glitterbelle!

What generation is she?  I’ve never heard of her but she sounds lovely.

Here's the G3 regular Glitterbelle:
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And here's the prototype I've seen online. Sadly, she doesn't belong to me lol.
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Had no idea her released version was so purple!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Wysteria on December 17, 2019, 05:27:31 AM
I know HQG1C already made them but I wish Hasbro had made the other 4 Pretty mane ponies that were supposed to go with scribbled and dabble! 

The purple version of the orange glittery dream beauty would have been so pretty too!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: pandabear_chan on April 24, 2020, 10:08:17 AM
Just bringing this topic back since it really was interesting to see which prototypes the people cam up with.
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Ponybookworm on April 24, 2020, 10:20:57 AM
Like on the more recent thread I'm still saying Sugarcake & Gametime as Boys!!!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Leave a Whisper on May 04, 2020, 03:58:13 AM
Unicorn Sweet Pocket. :good:
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: little.fox on May 04, 2020, 08:42:13 AM
My faves are definitely Masquerade in Whizzers pose and shy pose Bubbles!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: StrawberrySparkle on May 06, 2020, 08:01:38 AM
Sweet Ice Delight Cottage! it looks so pretty
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: Mana Minori on May 06, 2020, 03:10:20 PM
The natural colored black and brown spotted protos. (Dunno if they were given names)
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: lalalei2001 on May 07, 2020, 06:44:33 AM
Wow, both versions of Glitterbelle are beautiful!
Title: Re: Prototype ponies you wished made it in to mass production
Post by: LadyAmalthea on May 07, 2020, 07:10:50 PM
Sweet Ice Delight Cottage! it looks so pretty

Yes!! I NEED to have that!! It looks like it kind of matches the Paradise Estate...you could set it up kind of like a resort community or something. And doesn't it make real-life sno-cones too? I so wish that had made it to production.
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