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.
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.
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.
Apparently we were supposed to get a whole set of human friends for the non-pony animal friends!
First Tooth Baby Sundance
Sweet Ice Delight Cottage
Pages from 1991 Hasbro Toy Fair Catalog, apparently these were never produced.
Toys Produced But Varied From Their Prototypes
Tuneful was originally going to be in the Quackers Pose with no horn.
Sprinkles was originally going to be blue with slightly darker blue symbols and hair.
- The Birthday pony prototype was in the Posey Pose, and had yellow in her symbols.
Precious Pocket Ponies
- Sweet Pocket was originally going to be in the Powder Pose.
- Bunny Hop was originally going to be in the Quackers 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.
Dance 'n Prance Ponies
- Princess Ponies with color variations in the accessories
Twinkle Eyed Ponies
- darker colored Cloud Puff
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 was originally going to be in the Collectors Pose.
Prototype Birthday Baby Boy Ponies