Prototype Ponies

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This page is devoted to "the ponies that weren't." This page features various stages of My Little Pony prototypes from Generation 1 that did not make it to production. During G1 Hasbro seemed to pretty consistently change their mind after the prototype was made and all the related media produced, resulting in the ponies that were actually produced looking somewhat different than in the ads, in their pamphlets and on their backcards.


Blank Ponies

This section includes utterly blank ponies, ponies missing hair, and/or symbols, or any combination. Some blank ponies are totally unidentified, were as some are clearly prototypes of particular characters.

Blank Red Unicorn

Toys That Were Never Produced

Beddy Bye Eye Ponies


Apparently a Baby Truly was planned for in the second wave of Beddy Bye Eye Baby Ponies (though shown NBBE...), but she didn't make it past the prototype stage. Also Baby Shady also appears, in the Baby Cuddles Pose.

Pony Friends


Apparently we were supposed to get a whole set of human friends for the non-pony animal friends!

First Tooth Baby Sundance

screen shot from ad[1]

Sweet Ice Delight Cottage




Pages from 1991 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog, apparently these were never produced.

Toys Produced But Varied From Their Prototypes


Promotional photos of the UK version of Paradise Estate show a not-So Soft version of Paradise. This version was never actually sold, with or without Paradise Estate.


Prototype tuneful as seen in an MLP pamphlet

Tuneful was originally going to be in the Quackers Pose with no horn.


Pamphlet shows sea ponies and prototype blue Sprinkles (far right)

Sprinkles was originally going to be blue with slightly darker blue symbols and hair.

Birthday Pony

pamplet showing prototype birthday pony. MIB picture in bottom left corner.

Precious Pocket Ponies

Pamphlet showing the prototype Precious Pocket ponies. From left to right: Bunny Hop, Sweet Pocket, Bubblefish, and Li'l Pocket.


Prototype Bubbles in Bow Tie Pose.

Bubbles was originally going to be light blue with white hair, with darker blue bubbles for her symbols. She was also going to be in the Bow Tie Pose.

This prototype lives at Hasbro. She comes out for the pony fairs and such. She is hand carved from a hard wax and hand painted.


It looks like she then made it to the Collectors Pose, before finally becoming a Sitting Pose pony, or morphing into Cotton Candy.

Dance 'n Prance Ponies

screen shot from German Commercial [2]

Princess Ponies


Twinkle Eyed Ponies

Prototype masqwhizz.jpg

Cloud Puff


Hippity Hop

Hippity Hop's Backcard

Hippity Hop appears as a unicorn rather than a pegasus on her backcard. Ie when her backcard art was made they were planning for her to be a unicorn, but this changed by the time that she went into production.

Satin 'n Lace

Pamphlet showing prototype Satin 'n Lace.

Satin 'n Lace was originally going to be in the Collectors Pose.

Dream Beauties


Prototype Birthday Baby Boy Ponies


CP Sundance

CP Prototype Sundance

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