After the Baby Flurry Heart figure, who got very mixed responses from collectors, the next figure to be bundled with the MLP Magazine is a Rainbow Dash figure in Wonderbolts outfit. This is the first time Egmont decided to go with an alternative outfit for the included figure instead of a new character. Later this year they will get a bigger pool of popular characters with the release of My Little Pony The Movie, so hopefully we'll see some more characters towards that day.
The announcement seen above is for the German magazine, but usually other countries with the same magazine receive the figure around the same time.
Thanks to Nora4 for the image!
Last week we asked you which upcoming sets from the Rarity FiM collection you're planning to get. While there were quite a lot of options to choose from we do see some winners over the other sets: DJ Pon-3 and Fluttershy! They're on the wishlist of most people and leave a small gap between a few other sets that were quiet people, including Sapphire Shores, Twilight Sparkle, Aloe Boutique Salon and Carousel Boutique. The lowest scoring figure was the Pinkie Pie single, but just barely.
Are we done yet with MLP The Movie Merchandise reveals? No? Well here's another one. Capper was one of the first characters of the movie to be revealed but yet no figure of him has been revealed until now as his voice actor Taye Diggs has posted this lovely figure on his Facebook Page. So I believe we got now a merchandise piece for all the non mane-six Movie Characters. Expect more info this weekend.
Today was full of gifts from Hasbro with images of new MLP The Movie merch, but the day is not over! We've just received an update from Hasbro showing even more upcoming merch: Captain Calaeno and a Storm King & Grubber set!
The Captain Calaeno figure has a unique mold and stands on both thin legs with additional support from a cape. The figure is fitted with plenty of articulation points and comes with a translucent sword.
Storm King & Grubber are combined one a single plateau and fit more in the line of GoH Fan Series figures. Attached to the figures are strikes of magic/lightning and the Storm King is wielding a big staff. It's clear that this figure is not to be played with and is meant as a display piece.
And we got the first piece of official Movie Merchandise revealed! Her character was already revealed some days ago but now we'll also see her as a piece of merchandise. The sculpt on her looks amazing. It's at the moment unsure under which line she will fall. Will she be part of the Guardians of Harmony series? Or will the Movie Merchandise all be under their own category? (This is also interesting for database purposes)
Except more movie/merchandise news this weekend when the New York Toy Fair starts!
Last week we asked you whether you read MLP books at all. The results are leaning to the negative side, with over 26% of people not reading the books at all, and another 12% that have only read 1 or 2 ever. On the other side, a surprising group of almost 20% wants to read all the books out there, which by now is a pretty big library. In between are people who prefer to read only the books they know they'd like (20%) and people who occasionally read them (22%).
Back in January we saw a magazine advert for the upcoming Rarity Friendship is Magic Collection Small Story Pack sets and a week later we got many high quality images of the other Rarity FiM Collection sets, but we were left without promo images of the earlier shown small packs.
But now, on the Icelandic Toys"R"Us website of all places, we finally get the images we were missing.
Below we have all images of the sets:
Over in France the MLP Magazine is now bundled with a free Baby Flurry Heart figure. This was already announced back in December, but we now have some proper images of the actual figure!
The figure looks decent (especially since it's free), but according to the submitter Flurry Heart is a bit wobbly and it's hard to keep her from falling over (well it is still a foal, after all).
The next magazine figure in France will be Spike. Other European MLP Magazine might also receive the Baby Flurry Heart this month, but we've not heard of any other finds yet.
Talking about magazine figures, did you know that you can see all released magazine figures in our MLP Merch Database?
Quite an unexpected finding here as Target has listed two brand new Guardians of Harmony figures? Applejack and Daring Do! It actually isn't that much of a surprise that Applejack would get an Guardians of Harmony release since someone already saw hints for that one on a Planogram.
Did you miss any of the bigger My Little Pony figures or sets from 2016? Now is the perfect moment to get your collection complete as Amazon has a sale on most Hasbro-released merch from last year, most at 30-40% off.
Below we have a selection of the more popular sets, but you can also check out the complete Amazon page for My Little Pony items on sale. Enjoy!