Seems old Sethisto has done a little investigation work on the Taobao Derpy reported back on 3/8, and I guess you could say busted the myth from the official Hasbro side. He (and other curious people) have e-mailed Hasbro about the Derpy Figure, namely asking if its an official product. Hasbro Consumer Service has replied back with the general phrase of “The My Little Pony look-a-like in the link you provided is not a Hasbro Product”. Inb4 all the theories on that phrasing.
What comes into my head is what would Hasbro say about the so called “Fall Lineup” that was also leaked on back on 3/27. We know the figures in general are official, as seen in the February Toy Fair, but why are they being sold on Taobao? Not knowing the site well, I would only assume that maybe they sell product that doesn’t meet quality control (if there is a such a thing in those factories), or that someone is just making a quick buck.
Still up in the air of course is Taobao Derpy. I declare myth busted on the fact that Hasbro denies them to be official, but all in all the figures are real (as several community members, ordered, paid and got their fashion style Derpy). We’ll see if we can’t turn over a rock or two.