plushie Spike has now listed a Crackle. Right now, they show four available, with two sold for $39.99. As with last time, it looks like they have a whole bunch of unreleased/rare factory made toys in their ebay shop.
It's a pretty complex plushie for something produced in a factory, but the fact that they list an inventory kind of points to some form of mass production. It's still a pretty weird character to choose over the normal ponies.
China sure is full of mysteries...
Anyway, check it out here! And on Amazon here.
Thanks to Huslilolme for the heads up!