From our friends at R&C, HASCON reveals.
MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE GLITTER AND GLOW PRINCESS CELESTIA
Princess Celestia rules over Equestria with a majestic glitter and glow! At 8-inches tall, this Princess Celestia pony figure has translucent pink wings decorated with gold glitter. Press her Cutie Mark to see a four different patterns of glowing LED lights! She comes with a tiara, necklace, and comb for brushing her beautiful pony hair. Imagine sun celebrations and twinkling pony stories with this Princess Celestia figure! For ages 3+. $19.99 SRP.
The Princess Celestia figure is available for purchase at HASCON for its “See Now, Buy Now” program where a limited amount of products will be available for purchase at the convention, including a limited quantity of Princess Celestia figures. This will give fans a chance to buy the figure BEFORE the product officially hits shelves in Spring 2018.
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS CLASSIC DOLL ASSORTMENT I & II
Imagine fun, fashion-forward scenes with friends from Canterlot High…in a brand new look for Spring 2018! Inspired by entertainment, the 7 dolls in the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Classic Doll Assortment I and II look true-to-character. Each doll is wearing a personality-inspired classic outfit: Applejack comes in a country chic outfit, complete with cowboy boots; Rarity rocks a runway look with a gem-printed, shiny top, and shiny jewelry accessories to match; Pinkie Pie wears a fun party dress with party balloons printed on top; Sunset Shimmer shows off her edgy style with a studded-faux leather vest and trendy ankle boots, Fluttershy wears a flowy dress and sandals fit for tending to animals in a garden, while Rainbow Dash sports bright colored bracelets, shoes, and leggings with funky stripes to match her wild and adventurous streak and Twilight Sparkle wears a more conservative and studious look with a trendy glasses accessory. Every outfit incorporates their cutie mark…with lots of fashionable flair! The dolls are 11-inches tall with long, styled hair and 7 points of articulation for creating lifelike friendship moments! Each sold separately.
In an episode listing of new DVD being distributed by Shout! Factory, 2 new episode titles have been revealed, very likely from the new season. The inclusion of the titles are tentative and may change, as with The Fault in our Cutie Marks was removed on the “Soarin Over Equestria” DVD.
The new episode titles are “Celestial Advice” and “All Bottled Up.” The DVD is scheduled to release on May 30th, 2017.
Ponies and tanks? Don’t mind if we do, granted our banner for the past year. Recently announced for the Guardians of Harmony toy line and slipped under our door for posting, the latest figure is everyone’s favorite Weird Al pony incarnation, Cheese Sandwich.
MY LITTLE PONY GUARDIANS OF HARMONY CHEESE SANDWICH AND PARTY TANK Set
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2016)
MANEHATTAN’s resident party pony is making his way over to PONYVILLE with the MY LITTLE PONY GUARDIANS OF HARMONY CHEESE SANDWICH AND PARTY TANK SET. CHEESE SANDWICH is ready for fun with his party tank and funny accessories. Put on his helmet and launch pelican projectiles and his rubber chicken, Boneless! The CHEESE SANDWICH figure features several points of articulation for enhanced action play. Includes CHEESE SANDWICH figure, party cannon, pelican projectiles, rubber chicken, and a wearable badge. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Shout! Factory’s new MLP DVD, Soarin’ Over Equestria contains five episodes, one of which is a new season 6 title, The Fault In Our Cutie Marks. The title of the DVD and other four episodes seem to imply these are all Rainbow Dash or Fluttershy episodes, so that may be the case for the new episode with no known synopsis yet as well. This title was also listed as episode 9 on IMDB several months ago.
The sky’s the limit with these five high-flying adventures, featuring all of your favorite winged Ponies! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, the Wonderbolts and, of course, Applejack, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and Spike, as they show you Equestria the way it was meant to be seen… from above!
“I think they used to have these in the 50s…” (Editor in Chief, DHN)
Once in a blue moon someone will make a wrong turn in the Poniverse and end up on the abandon highway where our Bates Motel like organization exists, offering promotional material for review or even advertising money in hopes to escape. They never do.
The month of April kicked off a new service being provided by Brony.com, a site which sells officially licensed My Little Pony merchandise, the MLP Box. I’m sure everyone and has seen the recent trend in the past year of monthly box subscriptions, my wife has pointed out many. So it in the fandom that creates everything for itself, it was bound to happen.
MLPBox.com offers a monthly subscription box (bag) for $9.99 per month (plus shipping roughly $4 us or $8+ international) which features several MLP items. Like any other box service, you pay the monthly fee, get some random items, and can cancel it anytime.
So naturally we received one of April’s boxes for review. While I wish I had a good camera and some better lighting, unfortunately I present cell pics on a desk that is probably older than most people reading this.
The subscription comes in a nice sealed bag with the MLPBox logo on it. Inside was another sealed bubble pop bag which contained the three items for April. A T-shirt, a set of Rainbow Dash ear buds, and an Rainbow Dash pin.
And that’s pretty much it. The shirt was a heavy cotton from We Love Fine stock, the ear buds I didn’t bother testing as that along with the pin will be shipped off to a niece who enjoys the colorful equines and the shirt donated to the wife for bed. My only complaint is there should have been some sort of figure (blind bag etc) in there, guess you really can’t complain for $9.99.
This coming weekend is a major event for toy companies and fans alike known as the New York Toy Fair. Its kind of like the San Diego Comic Con, but for toys. Companies of all sizes gather in New York City every February and show off their current and future products to fans and obviously, investors. We’d actually like to thank the Litzky Public Relations firm who works with Hasbro for the invite to the NY Toy Fair and press preview tour of Hasbro’s section. Unfortunately we do not have anyone close by and on duty.
Today, an article appeared with exclusive material in USA Today, which features the new toy lineup Hasbro is producing for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The toy line is dubbed Guardians of Harmony and seems to be a major step away from the traditional figure lines MLP fans are used. You could say Hasbro may have broken the mold on this one.
The Guardians of Harmony toy line features molded and stylized figures, many featuring multiple articulating parts making the figures very poseable.
The toy line which will debut this fall will be accompanied by a new comic series from IDW.
The upcoming line comes from consumers and fans asking for more adventure and new ways to play with core Ponies such as Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash, says Samantha Lomow, senior vice president of Hasbro Brands for Boys, Girls and Preschool Portfolio. “They just wanted the characters brought to life in a whole new way.”
(Brian Truitt, USA Today)
The Guardians of Harmony toy line, aimed for ages 3 and up, features single figures ($9.99 each) like Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Shadowbolt and Shining Armor with nine points of articulation — so kids can pose the Ponies in their favorite scenes
(Brian Truitt, USA Today)
A special set with princesses Celestia and Luna ($19.99) brings together the royal sisters for fans, and a giant 13-inch Spike dragon figure ($39.99) comes with removable armor, fireball projectiles and a saddle for other Pony characters to hop on for a ride.
Many of the new figures come right out of scenes from the cartoon, and according to Lomow, a new series of comic books from IDW debuts this fall extending some of the story lines from the series and new toys.
(Brian Truitt, USA Today)
My Little Pony has long fostered a female appeal, yet Guardians of Harmony is another way for Hasbro to release products to satisfy its current large and fervent fan base of girls and boys, young and old.
(Brian Truitt, USA Today)
Full Story via USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2016/02/10/my-little-pony-guardians-of-harmony-exclusive/80103638/