Showing posts with label blind bag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blind bag. Show all posts

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Unreleased Cutie Mark Crew Figures Found With New Eye Design
The Cutie Mark Crew line that replaced the original blind bags saw many releases in 2018 and 2019, including 6 full lines of mystery packs, but since the global crisis news has been low on what would follow.

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Store Finds: Reveal the Magic, Dollar Tree, Mini Bows & More
It's been a while since our latest store finds post! Big reason behind this is the lower amount of merch in stores than ever (at least, based on what we see), but we managed to save up enough recent stuff that it's worthy of a new post.
We've got more Reveal the Magic figures, lots of stuff at Dollar Tree, redesigned Radz figures and more!
If you happen to find brand new stuff in your local store, then feel free to write us a small message with photos.

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My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Series 5My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Series 5
Today I stumbled upon something very interesting on Taobao. It has been pretty quiet when it comes to the Cutie Mark Crew Line. Especially with the G4.5 Potion Blind Bags being released in stores now as we speak. We know that Hasbro had already revealed the sixth Series of Cutie Mark Crew Figures several months ago. But only fourth sets had been released so far worldwide with no word of a release of the fifth series. Turns out that the fifth series has been released in Russia. (Thanks to Aljona and Tomo for the heads up!) This series was released in the confetti balloon packaging just as listed on the Ukrainian Website.

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Second 12-Pack of G4.5 Blind Bags Found at Target
After the original announcement and availability at Amazon people spotted a second 12-figure box at Walmart, which we named Batch 1A quickly after. Instead of waiting for the second set to release at a later point we got a surprise update today: the second half of the set, Batch 1B, has just been released at Target!
Aside from the split of characters there are no other changes to the series. Even the codes on the packaging are exactly the same over all sets. More on that below.
This second half of the first batch (previously called waves) features Princess Celestia, Twilight Sparkle, Winona (black), Tank (blue), Angel, Gummy, Opalescence (black), a hippo and 4 unnamed unicorns.
Thanks to Victor & Samantha for the info and photos!

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12-Pack of G4.5 Blind Bags Already at Walmart
Earlier this week we found the first image of the brand new G4.5 blind bags set online, and just before the new year Walmart already released them in stores! (And Amazon now, too)
There's only one odd thing here: the set that was found on the shelves is a 12-pack, whereas the US normally gets a full 24-pack, just like the images we found earlier. Not only that, but the packaging only features English and French text, not Spanish as US releases usually have.
These 12-pack releases with two languages is commonly released in the UK, so it is possible that this set that hit the stores is a mix-up.
The figures included are the first set we posted in our previous post containing Tank, Winona, (brown) Angel, Opalescence, Lyra, Amethyst Star, unknown green pony, Gummy, Potion Nova, Cha Cha, a hippopotamus and Rarity.
While the Cutie Mark Crew confetti is gone, these new blind bags do come with another (potentially even messier) way of opening them: water! You can flip open the potion bottles, pour in some water, and after shaking them for a while the dust should dissolve and the pony will be revealed. Just make sure you close the potion bottle tight before shaking! (See photo and video of this below)
Update: First wave of Magical Potion Surprise is now on Amazon for just $2.99 each. Listing mentions 24 figures in contrast to the split box found in stores.

Thanks to SLPhotos for the photos & videos!

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Disclaimer: More info will be added later.

The first blind Bags for G4.5 have been found. And its very interesting as we see more characters, more styles and even more species! So far not else is known aside from lots of pictures! Hippo's, Cha Cha the Llama? Balloon ponies? So much interesting figures are included!

We also get a look at the art style for this generation. It looks really fresh and shiny compared to G4.

Thanks to Alyssa for the heads up!

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My Baby Mane 6 Set Now Available at Walmart
So while this technically could fit in a store finds post, we noticed that we didn't write an announcement post about this set yet! While it is present in our database, we thought it would be fitting to make a dedicated post for this release.

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Store Finds: Cutie Mark Crew Sets, AR Books, Enamel Ornament & More!
The heat wave is over and we're back in business with the latest MLP store finds! We got a lot of Cutie Mark Crew news for you this time, various other brand new sets, AR activity books and even a new Christmas ornament... in July!
If you happen to find brand new stuff in your local store, then feel free to write us a small message with photos.

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Rainbow Road Trip Collection Blind Bag Set Found Online
Over on the Chinese online marketplace Taobao, and associated sites, a new "blind bag" collection set has been spotted: the Rainbow Road Trip Collection. This set is, as the name already reveals, part of the Rainbow Road Trip series and features the complete mane 6, the 3 princesses and Gummy!

While the figures are presented in their usual body style, the variants these come in are, almost, all new. The mini figures have a colored translucent body with large glitter flakes and painted manes and tails. Princess Twilight Sparkle comes with a pretty unique rainbow-colored wing finish too.
In addition to the ponies, we also get the first translucent Gummy, which shares his body mold with that of an earlier FiM Collection release.

Seeing as the collection is published on the marketplace including the full packaging we can assume that it won't take long before we're seeing these in stores. Price-wise the listings all translate to about $35, which seems logical for these sets as they're usually offered around the $30 mark at release.

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Big Surprise: Hasbro Releases New Wave of Blind Bags
A big surprise this week from Hasbro with the release of a new wave of blind bags! Last year we thought it was game over for the classic blind bag waves with the continuous release of Cutie Mark Crew figures, but this turns out the be just a pause.
This week an images was shared on Instagram showing two well-known blind bag ponies with new cards attached. As far as we can tell the ponies in this wave are all re-releases from earlier transparent lines, like Wave 14, 16 and 17, with one exception: Rainbow Smile. A trademarked name we couldn't find a reference to anywhere else, and judging by the name, color and pose it could be a new name for Rainbowshine.
All figures come with a fully transparent body, no painted mane/tail and no added glitter. Though, there seems to be some color variations from the earlier releases, and we spot usage of the new eye designs from later waves.
The figures were found in Mexico, and we didn't see them at the NY Toy Fair this year or last year. This raises the question whether the new wave (technically #25 if we exclude Best Gift Ever) is a worldwide release, or of this wave will only see specific countries. Still, if that latter is the case, they could still end up in discount stores like the budget EqG dolls.