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I would have stuck this in the Merchandise Weekly post that I just did, but since the folks over at Enterplay sent this directly to me (for once), I’ll gladly pimp it in its own article.
If you are collecting the Enterplay MLP:FiM Trading Cards and seeking some of their exclusives, AND going to Everfree Northwest, well you’ll be in luck. Enterplay will be at the convention and for EFNW they are giving away their exclusive Fluttershy card. It joins the ranks of other exclusive cards such as Rarity, giving out at Bronycon and Rainbow Dash who was given out at the Hasbro Booth at SDCC. The card may make appearances at future fan events as well, so stay tuned.
Over the course of this week there has been multiple sightings of new merchandise. Its not surprising as we knew months ago many of the new items were slated for release during August, including the new toy lines and of course the Royal Wedding DVD. Not everything has reached our shores yet, but as always you can find them for sale floating on China’s Taobao site. Here’s what has cropped up.
First up are the new “Sets” that are slated to come out in September. The Pony Spa Set which of course features Lotus Blossum from the Spa (minus her sister), Pinkie Pie and Zecora. This set has been spotted on Taobao in the past week, and can be pre-ordered from ToyWiz here for $14.99. I’m assuming the other two sets are part of the new releases, this includes the Pony Wedding Set with Candance, Shining Armor and Twilight and the Cloudsdale Set featuring Rainbow Dash, Gilda and a Wonderbolt. This set is also available for pre-order off of ToyWiz for $27.99 for all three.
Seems some of the Crystal Blind Bag ponies have started to crop up on eBay, assuming these are from the most recent waves of Blind Bags, I would guess you probably cannot find them over here in the US just yet (though of course you can go find them on eBay). Also check ToyWiz, as they tend to sell the Blind Bags individually unwrapped.
A Hoity Toity blind bag figure has also been spotted around the internet.
Awhile ago there was 5-6 inch plushies found at Target made by Funrise. It was also said that they had planned on releasing bigger versions. Seems these larger plushies are now cropping up around Walmarts, the first being reported by PolkaDot99 of Organg County, California. So you can add this to your list if you go searching Walmart for the elusive Posters or other pony merchandise.
On the trading card side of things, the Collectors Binder being offered by Enter-play is now available for pre-order off their website for $19.99 with a shipping date of August 30th. The cards themselves were released on 7/17 and can be found at various sites and stores. Again ToyWiz has them available for purchase.
Thanks to Emdefmek who also sent us in a spreadsheet template found here on Google Docs for those who want to keep track of their collection. The spreadsheet includes all the cards in the series. You can use Ctrl-A to copy the spreadsheet and post it in your own gdoc.
The Pony Friends Forever (PFF) sets have started to appear at Toys R Us stores, another addition to the toy library for this year. You have the above set dubbed the Friendship Celebration Collection which features 12 different sets of blind bag sized ponies (is that Derpy & Carrot Top in the left center?). The second set (directly below) is the Pony Scooter Friends, and the third being the Princess Celestia & Friends TeaTime set featuring Rainbow Dash in her lovely garden hat.
On a side note while checking out ToyWiz, which has a whole section for SDCC exclusives, it seems the Derpy figure had appeared on the site, but is currently sold out. I would assume that they will not get anymore if this was truly an exclusive run. You can check the page out here and they had them for $119.99 usd. NOTE: The page does say “In Stock” but then right under it says they just sold the last one. The same thing if you add it to your cart. Also it seems slightly odd that the “Manufacturer” is listed as Mattel, Series: Hasbro. Mattel is basically the Pepsi to Hasbro’s coke, so not sure what is going on.
Our merchandise source is mostly from MLPG4Merch blog on Tumblr (the binder, EqD).
If you have ordered the Enterplay MLP Trading Cards from ToyWiz.com, seems the orders are being shipped out today. Thanks to DCJoeDog who sent us an e-mail yesterday about a tweet to ToyWiz about the cards, who replied that the cards were arriving yesterday, and then another e-mail to confirm they received a tracking order.
And if you haven’t really looked at the cards, we’ve collected information that was given to Equestria Daily on several facts about the cards, including a ten card preview.
Unrelated to the trading cards (but since I noticed them while check ToyWiz for the card ordering links) I see there are now three figure sets up for pre-order. These are the figures we saw early which includes Granny Smith, Gilda, and Spitfire.
Back at the end of March we announced that Enterplay was creating MLP Trading Cards, and in the recent weeks they have established the line and opened it for pre-order. We’ve attempted to get some detailed information about the line directly from them, but so far no answer back. What information we do have comes from Equestria Daily, who apparently has an inside connection to the whole ordeal. They’ve also been doing a daily preview of the cards, first with the Sea Serpent (Stephen Magnet) and then Rarity standee. We’ll have the complete preview here around the 30th when their daily preview ends.
The set will be about 137 cards and will include additional swag such as 12 tattoos, 9 Pop Up Standees, 84 Base Collectable Cards and 32 foil cards. The line will be released in July with a pre-release at Bronycon. Each pack will be $1.99 and will be available for pre-order online.
But it seems ToyWiz who we talked about earlier having expanded their pony merchandise to the extreme has included the trading cards, now available off their site for pre-ordering. At the moment (and much like the blind bags) they are offering two different products.
March 30, 2012, 9:00 pm EDTMy Little PonyComments Off on Friday Night News & Entertainment Review
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Way back in the day we use to do a post like this on Sundays, more or less recap the news for anyone who might have missed something, or only check the site out every so often. Since our readership has tripled or more since that time, I figured we’d try it again. We’re going to try it on Friday, because at least in my mind, the new episode equates to a new week of business. So lets give it a whirl. Read more →
Recently we’ve been talking to a friend of a friend who works for Enterplay, a trading card producing company. Just recently it has been announced that the company will be producing a MLP:FiM Trading Card line, as announced here in a news post from their website, along with a survey looking for fan input on the card line. From what we’ve heard, they want to appeal to us first, with the idea that if they make cards we live, the “primary demographic” will like them too. Go give them your thoughts. Remember these are Trading Cards and not a card game, though that probably won’t stop a fan from making one out of them.