I suppose. I got a bunch of Hasbro's own blind bag ponies and they just had the same few templates for the longest time (and Fluttershy was a palette swap of Rainbow Dash). Funko's blind box ponies were always a step or two above in quality. The Fan Series were amazing, but I didn't know it was made by Hasbro. I've seen the Kotobukiya ones, and you're right; they're very good, but they're also very expensive.
I collect the plushes, and I will say Hasbro's in-house plushes are terrible. The best ones come from Aurora and Olyfactory. (The latter also does a lot of the more obscure characters.)
You can't really trust the images given out by toy companies for marketing, unless they're high end stuff. I do hope these ones will look good when they're available, but I was burned by the Zootopia ones prior.
This was the best shot I could muster--despite how Nick's tail is supposed to form a tripod with his feet so he can stand, he kept falling over anyway. This is also the only angle in which Nick's appearance makes any sense.