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My Little Pony G5 Officially Announced

My Little Pony is making the jump to the 5th generation this year. The new generation will start with a Netflix-exclusive movie and series, as well as a new web-series on YouTube. Along with the new style of animation and characters come a brand new line of figures from Hasbro as well.

First, Hasbro announced that not only the long-awaited 2021 My Little Pony movie will be airing on Netflix in September of 2021, but will also be followed by a series on Netflix too, premiering in 2022.
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My Little Pony G5 Teaser

Of course, we at MLP Merch at most excited for all the new figures, toys and merchandise that's going to accompany this new generation, and luckily Hasbro is already sharing the first look at what we can expect. This new generation will again see a focus on some core characters. For now we know that earth pony Sunny Starscout, unicorn Izzy and (for the first time) an unnamed stallion will be part of this new core.

My Little Pony G5 Characters Sunny Starscout, stallion and Izzy

First Official G5 Hasbro Figures

So far Hasbro has shown figures of these three ponies, in which its visible that both brushables and solid manes will be featured in the first line of figures. The figures will be taller, more slender and with longer legs, growing more towards a G2 style, but keeping the playful faces of the later G4 figures. An interesting detail is the addition of eyebrows, giving the ponies a more expressive face, as well as feathered hooves.

My Little Pony G5 Pony Figures

Sunny Starscout's upcoming brushable figure will rock long multi-colored hair and several accessories to further personalize her. As clearly seen, cutie marks are still present on the figures.

Izzy and the stallion will be released as articulated figures with accessories and even some hefty boots. Something to note here is the heart-icon on Izzy's hoof. At this moment it's not sure whether this is an ode to G3, or if we're going to see a return of scanable codes for app interaction.

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My Little Pony G5 Pony Figures

Preview of Upcoming Licensed Merch

Aside from official Hasbro figures, G5 will of course be featured in other types of collectibles, toys and merchadise. Hasbro was able to share a first look at some of the items that we can expect to be available towards the release of the G5 movie, including clothing, backpacks, bottles, jewelry and even 'face crystals'. It's clear that Sunny Starscout and Izzy will mostly be featured on these items.

My Little Pony G5 Licensed Merchandise

Full Press Release

Below we have the full press statement regarding the upcoming Netflix movie and series, and we hope to have further information and images on the upcoming merch too.

‘My Little Pony’ Franchise Gallops to Netflix with All-New Animated Feature Film and Series
CGI Movie and G5 Series will Exclusively Premiere Worldwide on Netflix
LOS ANGELES, CA– FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – Entertainment One (eOne), Hasbro’s entertainment studio (NASDAQ: HAS), announced  the highly anticipated all-new computer animated feature film based on the MY LITTLE PONY franchise will premiere on Netflix later this Fall. Fans can also look forward to the release of a new MY LITTLE PONY G5 series.
After a decade of heart-warming friendships, daring adventures, and endless laughs, the beloved pony world of Equestria is expanding to introduce a new generation of ponies to a new generation of fans. With even more humor, heart, and adventure, audiences will be swept away to a contemporary and immersive pony universe brought to life like we’ve never seen it before.
Animated by Hasbro’s Boulder Studio in Dublin, the new feature film is the first time the ponies will be seen in theatrical-quality CG animation. The movie is directed by Rob Cullen and Jose Ucha with Mark Fattibene as co-director.  Cecil Kramer and Peter Lewis are producers.  
In the new movie, the pony world of Equestria has lost its magic. (GASP!) Friendship and Harmony have been replaced by paranoia and mistrust, and Ponies now live separated by species. Sunny – a feisty and idealistic young Earth Pony – is convinced there’s still hope for this divided world… but her slightly misguided and often hilarious efforts to change hearts and minds have led to her being branded a misfit. When Sunny befriends a lost Unicorn named Izzy, who wanders innocently into the Earth Pony town of Maretime Bay, the town has had enough.  Izzy and Sunny must embark on an epic adventure that will include a daring jewel heist, outrageous conspiracy theories, elaborate musical numbers, and the world’s cutest flying Pomeranian. Their adventures will take them to faraway lands and force them to challenge the status quo by facing their fears and making new friends out of old enemies.  The world Sunny has dreamed of her entire life could finally become a reality as Sunny and her newfound friends fight to prove that even LITTLE ponies can make a BIG difference.
The adventures of Sunny Starscout and her friends will continue with an all-new, computer-animated series coming to Netflix.
The MY LITTLE PONY entertainment releases will be accompanied with toys informed by the updated animation style in addition to a robust portfolio of licensed products across fashion, home, publishing and lifestyle categories.

30 comments :

  1. Ok, it is oficial, 5th Generation is coming soon.
    Ok, to wait for more info about the movie and series, however, only a thing I don't like much, the characters desing, sorry, it's not my taste, but I don't say that don't be cute, because really are cute and beautiful, but not my like.

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    1. I think we will learn to love the new designs once we get to love the new characters and stories.

      Redefining the stereotype is what MLP does best! ;-)

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  2. Aaah I don't like how these toys look. I think they look nicer than the g4 toys to be honest but eehhh. The 3D doesn't look bad though

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  3. They look quite cute actually. Far better than the later gen 4 toys and the characters look pretty good

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  4. I don't like the new design of these my little pony toys!

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  5. Love it all! The story! The characters! The merchandise! And nice to see a boy main character! I have a good feeling about it!

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  6. Why they built like that? I think even the g4.5 body types were kinda better-
    But yeah these are probably prototypes for now

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  7. i think this will be a good thing im looking forward to seeing it

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  8. NOOOO!!! IT LOOKS LIKE CGI SMURFS/ ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS ALL OVER AGAIN!!!+

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    1. bro no it dont this isnt live action cgi its cartoon cgi like disney...

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  9. I actually really like the designs. They're bouncy, cute and expressive. But i'm the weird one with the controversial opinion that Argodaemon animations were the best fan animations out there.

    I'm also curious about the 'promoting unity, rejecting racism' aspect of the plot. I hope they handle it well and finally give us more of a fantasy adventure series based in lore and character moments rather than a Problem of the Day series rut that the last generation got stuck in. I always thought the biggest failure of the last series was their inability to go full on into the adventure aspect of the show.

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  10. The Stallion’s name is Hitch Trailblazer.

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  11. HoneySempaiLPSYTofficalMarch 24, 2021 5:23 AM

    Lol not my type of mlp I would like lol. theres alot of things wrong with it ToT

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  13. so its like - the mlp g4 reboot/gen 4.5 wasnt bad enough they made this??? :/
    im not a big fan of the new gen but i get it its for the newer children generations, some things need to go and sadly its mlp g4

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  14. ....

    Ok, so they basically put a G3.5 head on a G2 body? :\ *double facepalm* I hope Hasbro knows what they're doing. Last time they released very skinny ponies it did not turn out very well.

    The animated ponies look nothing like the fashion style Sunny Starscout. The 3D art is fantastic- I already prefer it to G4. If the brushables and figurines will look exactly like the ponies in the CGI animations, I will definitely buy them.

    But a G2 body with a G3.5 head? HARD PASS. It looks cheap, like they did not put in any effort to redesign the new generation at all. I hope this is just a very early prototype...

    Also, what's the point of rendering ponies with colored hoofs and not adding colored paints to the brushables and figurines? That doesn't make sense to me at all. Please stick with the design! They look very cool and very cute, lots of potential there... But these toys just don't seem to be of the same quality. It's a real shame. u_u

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  15. Very cute but I'm not a fan of the eyebrows lol

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  16. I don't like how it looks, sticking with g4 only, and the real one, not eqg

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  17. I like my little pony equestria girls, why Hasbro doesn't make more animations about my little pony equestria girls

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  18. instead of upgrading the generation, try to make better content

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  19. There was nothing better than my little pony equestria girls. Please think of the youth as well

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  20. Do not change the names of the characters, these six main characters were always very good

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  21. All beautiful desires are gone

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  22. I think this is a big blow to itself

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  23. The 4th generation was very good, when it sells well, why spoil it?

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  24. I wish they had of treated me better and i might have had better fun with my life

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