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For those who don’t know, TaoBao is a Chinese website popular for the fact that a lot of prototypes and factory errors of different toy lines (including ponies) pop up there.
New things pop up all the time there and unless they’re really big, I usually prefer not to post them seperately because otherwise I’d flood the whole site. Today I’ll be posting all of the recent prototype ponies I can find! Keep in mind, these may or may not ever be released to the public, and if they are will probably vary from what they look like now.
Suspected “Crystal Empire” ponies
These ponies are generally agreed upon to be part of the upcoming Target exclusive “Crystal Empire” line, which features ponies with all variety of glittery gimmicks (sparkle always does the trick!)
Pinkie Pie, glitter-encrusted and slightly translucent, much like her glitter blind bag
And the last of the glitter ponies so far, Fluttershy. Her body seems to be made from glittery plastic rather than being coated in glitter.
Fluttershy with tinsel and gem-shaped eye highlights
Twilight with tinsel and gem-shaped eye highlights
Rainbow Dash with tinsel, gem-shaped eye highlights, and proper RD-shape eyes
These ponies haven’t been identified as being part of any line
AJ with joints and a 3D cutie mark. She has the same gem highlights as the Crystal Empire ponies, but at the moment, sicne she so far doesn’t have a glittery gimmick, I don’t think it’s enough to list her as one. Some people think she might be a new Shine Bright, but she’s too thin to fit the battery and her cutie mark isn’t a button, as some thought at first. She’s a mystery as of now!
Twilgiht with joints and a 3D cutie mark. This picture seems to confirm that he cutie mark is simply molded into her leg and is not a button.
Dash, with the same joints as the other two. However, she’s different in that she has a necklace which looks very much like it could be pressed, and seemingly has no cutie mark.