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February 8, 2016, 1:53 pm EDTMy Little PonyComments Off on Friendship is Magic #39 Extended Preview
Friendship is Magic #39 cover by Lea Hernandez
There’s an extended preview of Friendship is Magic #39 on issuu. This issue is the second and final part of the two part arc, “Don’t You Forget About Us”, and will be released on Wednesday. You can check out the preview after the break.
February 4, 2016, 4:33 pm EDTMy Little PonyComments Off on Report: Hasbro, Mattel Held Merger Talks
A report from Bloomberg Business is saying that toy makers Hasbro and Mattel were discussions about a possible mergersince late last year according to sources familiar with the matter. The companies are also said to have “held on-and-off talks,” but the sources have also said the talks may not ultimately lead to a deal.
Mattel did get some favorable news last week with Barbie quarterly sales rising for the first time in nearly four years, but still face considerable headwinds with the loss of the Frozen and Disney Princess licenses to Hasbro effective this year. While there were other pluses such as Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price, sales of American Girl and Monster High continued to decline.
Hasbro will announce their fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results on Monday. The result are expected to be buoyed by sales from tie-ins Star Wars: The Force Awakens and strong showings from Nerf and Play-doh, but could be offset somewhat by continued foreign currency fluctuations.
CNBC is reporting that Hasbro made the approach to Mattel about a merger several months ago and that there are currently no talks going on now. This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened as rumors of Hasro possibly buying DreamWorks ended as soon as they were brought up.
While Season 5 is still on the minds of many, it seems our Season 5 hiatus is going to be shorter than the previous breaks. Earlier this week a preview of a new filly alicorn toy known as Flurry Heart was leaked in Germany, including the box description which made her the child of Shining Armor & Princess Cadance. Now we have an exclusive preview just released from Yahoo TV, featuring a 30 second clip of MLP Episode 601 which features Flurry Heart, Shining Armor & the Gang checking the baby out.
The article includes multiple animated GIFs, and a preview of some upcoming toys related to Season 6. You can check out the 30 second preview and other information over on Yahoo TV (Video is embedded below). More information to come.
Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will premiere on Discovery Family this spring. The Crystal Empire playset will be available in fall 2016.
January 26, 2016, 7:39 pm EDTMy Little PonyComments Off on Friendship is Magic #39 Preview
Friendship is Magic #39 cover by Agnes Garbowska
iTunes has a preview of Friendship is Magic #39, slated for February 10th. However it looks like there was a hiccup and page 3 was used as both pages 2 and 3 in the preview. If you’re still interested, check out the preview after the break.