Chap Mei Ponies (and derivatives)

CHAP MEI
I got my first Chap Mei ponies at a dollar store in the late-90’s in mom and baby sets. You can see that the color schemes on some of the adults was influenced by the 1997 My Little Pony reboot (G2).

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IVY: Chap Mei unicorns vs
PETAL BLOSSOM: Chap Mei unicorns vs
SKY SKIMMER: Chap Mei unicorns vs
The metallic accessories discolor the plastic pretty badly. Note that the wings are attached to the saddle, not the pony, so they are plain unicorns if you take off the saddle.

CHAP MEI BABIES

Chap Mei is still in business, but is focused more on their G.I. Joe-type action figure lines and don’t seem to be in girly toys at the moment.

COMPARISON: left to right: 1. original Chap Mei; 2. fakie with painted hooves; 3. fakie with unpainted hooves; 4. fakie with narrowed hooves.

FAKIES – WIDE HOOF

FAKIES – NARROW HOOF
This fakie version has had the legs/hooves slimmed down. They are not all marked by brand, but one of the adults that I have is branded JA-RU (a company in the novelty toy industry) on the side.

FAKIE BABY

A fakie of the Chap Mei babies is quite prevalent among cheap party favor fakies.

LONG KEY
A different mold, but based on the Chap Mei adult, shows up on two ponies I have marked LONG KEY on the bottom of the hoof (I haven’t found any information on this manufactuer). These have wings attached to the body and NO unicorn horn. There were also babies from Long Key, which are not direct copies of Chap Mei design.
Purple: IMG_20200227_120053

Pink:
Blue w/ yarn hair: IMG_20200227_120104

Yellow w/ yarn hair:

Purple w/ yarn hair:
Hoof markings: IMG_20200227_120059

Blue baby:

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