G4 Prototypes/factory errors??

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Another eBay seller to watch for prototypes / error ponies is lipin2012. I got the Trixieshy and Lyra Rays from him for $12 each! :biggrin:
 

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If you're interested, there's this Chinese ebayer who's selling quite a few of the prototypes-- the prototype FS Luna is there, as is Cheerilee and a few others. I've ordered from them before, and the ponies seem legit. Shipping doesn't seem too bad, either.

eBay My World - chaojiean19851220
Thank you SO much for this link! I just bought Lily Blossom, Cheerilee w/ blue tail, Sweetie Swirl, and Cherry Pinkie for less than $10 each! :LOL: I'm still giddy over these finds! Even if I did have to wake up at 5 am to win the bids!
 

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If you're interested, there's this Chinese ebayer who's selling quite a few of the prototypes-- the prototype FS Luna is there, as is Cheerilee and a few others. I've ordered from them before, and the ponies seem legit. Shipping doesn't seem too bad, either.

eBay My World - chaojiean19851220
Thanks! This seller ha just what I need for my collection~:smilepony:
 

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I've finally found a moment to snap some photos of my G4 prototypes/variants :)









 

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She's not super super rare or anything, but my baby is my Alicorn Rarity :) She has tinsel in her mane, and has Star Swirl's tail colors!

 

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ooh, I hope they get released as a Crystal Empire special, even if its only the mane 6, they look so pretty!!
ooohhhh, they actually exist!! I do hope they release a set of them amd that they won't be forever prototypes...
I love the weird combos. great pics, everyone.
 

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Yeah, I'm lovin the price of Chaojiean's Brushables.

I mean, I've seen Starbeam Twinkle and Sweetie Swirl go for at least 36 bucks on ebay. It's so nice to see them for a reasonable price.
 

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Oh I'm so jealous of your glittery Pinkie Pie, Recyclebella :p

I keep checking Taobao for those odditys and so far I've gotten a hold of 4 brushables.

* White Prototype Celestia (Before the real one was released and the one I have have her symbol on the other side than the regular release)
* Alicorn Rarity
* PinkieBerry
* TrixieShy

I'm honestly not that into the prototypes as I feel most of them are just a pony with a different mane or tail (which anyone can accomplish with a quick re-hair) or symbolless (which is also easily acomplished with some aceton).
But as I get them from Taobao I know they're "legit" prototypes.

The only other one I'd love to get my hands on is white fashion style Celestia *fingers crossed they make an actual release of her*
 

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I would love FS Whitelestia too.

I would also love Minty and Sweetie Blue. But apparently they were made by Hasbro for a "Seasonal Release" (Hasbro Employee Christmas Party perhaps?) and no meant to be sold.
 
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I'm honestly not that into the prototypes as I feel most of them are just a pony with a different mane or tail (which anyone can accomplish with a quick re-hair) or symbolless (which is also easily acomplished with some aceton).
But as I get them from Taobao I know they're "legit" prototypes.
I feel the same way about the switched-heads ones. I used a Blossomforth and a Rarity to make an alicorn custom last fall, and so I wouldn't lose the unused pieces, I stuck Blossomforth's head back on Rarity's body. And the idea struck that, well.. anyone could do that. And it doesn't make it rare or special at all.

I feel the same too about getting them straight from overseas, or from a collector I have a good friendship or long history with :)

If you do use BuyFromTaobao though, be careful.. I had my first run-in with credit card fraud right after trying that service. I have no proof it was them, but the coincidence is a little concerning.

How cute would it be to get G4 Minty as a holiday exclusive? Still looking for that white Celestia too.. but I haven't found one yet.
 

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How cute would it be to get G4 Minty as a holiday exclusive?
Minty as a Christmas exclusive like the Easter Fluttershy and Valentines Pinkie Pie would be awesome.

But I would also like Sweetie Blue

And those 3 unused flower girl fillies.
 

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Nah I use Taobaonow.com and have done so for about half a year now and it has worked out great :) I always get to pay with paypal and everything has arrived quickly and safely :)

But yeh, I'm sceptical to buying "prototypes" of Ebay as I keep getting the feeling that it might aswell just be someone who did switch a head or whatever o_O
 

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I'm planning on using Taobaonow/Taobaospree just to get some of the ponies that are slightly too pricey, rather than for factory error ponies.

Like singular Star Dreams/Sweetsong.
 

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I see your points regarding the factory error ponies, but any variants on any Generation could be "fixed" to have their hair re-rooted in a different colour, or their cutie marks painted differently (an extra flower or something), or a head swap or something else.

I know there's probably something a bit "iffy" about these factory reject ponies, but they do look very pretty! I think if Hasbro put more variety in their releases, the demand for something a bit different like these ponies may go down.

On another note - my Pinkie berry arrived this morning :)
 

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Has anyone seen the new Prototypes floating about? The ones of Mrs Cup Cake and unnamed baby pony (Who I call Lil' Molasses)?

I swiped them on eBay recently.
 

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Yeah I got one of each too!! I think they will be released eventually because of the large qty coming out, but yeah, they are pretty cool :)
 
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