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!
Welcome to our yearly tradition in February: The wrap-up of the New York Toy Fair. In this post we sum up all the info that we could find about My Little Pony on the biggest annual toy fair of the world. We've categorized all new merch and added as much photos as possible. We hope you'll enjoy reading it!
Previous editions: 2014, 2015 & 2016
It's been a while since our last Store Finds post, especially with the Toy Fair in between, but we're back with another one! This time we've received reports of MLP Easter Eggs, toothpaste, Equestria Girls Minis and various more items! If you happen to find brand new stuff in your local store, then feel free to write us a small message with photos.
Early December 2016 a concept of a Build-a-Bear Starlight Glimmer was spotted, but after that it's been pretty quiet around anything Build-a-Bear. Up until this week that is, as the Australian branch of BaB sent out a promotional mail to their subscribers about the official release of the Starlight Glimmer plush on the 9th of March.
While this day is only valid of Australian stores, it is very common that BaB releases new figures in multiple countries around the same day/week. So there is some hope that the US, UK and other countries will not have to wait much longer than that!
Thanks to Michael for the info!
Hasbro has released their official press statement for the upcoming line of Equestria Girls for 2017. Several figures have already been announced before, but there is plenty of new merch coming our way the coming months, including some interesting names! Expect sets with Starlight Glimmer, Daring Do, Trixie, Muffins (Derpy) and more, including a new character: Juniper Montage!
A big point of attention is the fact that all listings for this year's Equestria Girls line-up consists of Minis and with that it's officially over for the Equestria Girls dolls line. We'll await the Toy Fair for a definite conclusion, but the released info is a pretty big hint.
We've listed all press release information below and highlighted the more interesting names to make it a bit more readable.
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.
We already knew that the upcoming My Little Pony movie was going to play a big part in this year's line-up, and besides the regular brushables we can now confirm that the full range of Guardians of Harmony figures will be based on MLP The Movie.
In the photo above (credits to MyFroggyStuff) you can clearly see all the sets that are currently on display at the New York Toy Fair, most of which we've seen in the MLP The Movie press release from Hasbro themselves. The only figure not announced before is Stratus Skyranger, who will be this wave's "big figure", just like Spike was in 2016. For now the Storm King + Grubber statue is the only announced figure in the Fan Series range. More may follow later this year.
We have waited for quite some years but our wishes have bee granted. Lots of people have wanted Boy Ponies with normal brushable hair for quite some time and now during the New York Toy Fair This year two BOY brushables have been revealed. And as expected we get one for two of the most popular colts on the show: Big Mac and Soarin. We can also see the whole line-up for the "All-About" line which included the ponies with some decals based around the show.
Expect more info during our coverage as well as more info about the other brushables. This image was taken from the video by MyFroggyStuff which we would like to thank for the video. :)
We have another post coming soon with more detailed info and stock images of the upcoming Equestria Girls Toys for 2017. And I'm saying just Equestria Girls because there's no sign in the descriptions and images that the normal dolls will continue.
Anyway the new wave of figures will be centered about going to the movie. The most interesting thing is maybe the Cinema Six-Pack which includes figures of Daring Do, Starlight Glimmer, Sunset Shimmer, Rarity, Pinkie Pie and DJ Pon-3.
The New York Toy Fair has officially started and here's the first picture of it. We can see that they have the new Seaquestria Playset displayed but alongside them are also a lot, and a mean a lot of new Brushables shown.