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Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

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Store Finds: World's Smallest, Paper Ponies, Stickers & More
It's a been a bit quiet in regards to the store finds (here's why), but we're back with another collection of stuff that was found around the globe! We've got plenty of magazines, Equestria Girls, and stuff on paper too, with paper crafts and a Father's Day card.
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 Unpainted Miniatures by WizKids Coming Soon
Branded under their Deep Cuts line WizKids has announced an upcoming line of unpainted miniature figures. The announcement comes a few months after the initial press release from WizKids about their partnership with Hasbro for My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Transformers.

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MLP My Baby Pinkie Pie & Twilight Sparkle Revealed
Earlier this week we added the My Baby Twilight Sparkle to our database, but as we only had a single packaging photo we did want to wait a little longer for the full reveal was there. And that moment is now as Detmir released images of both the Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle figures in and out of their packaging.

If we jump back a few months in time, back to the NY Toy Fair, you might remember that we saw some big-headed figures during the sneak-peak video by Hasbro, but after the official opening of the stand they were nowhere to be found.

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Why MLP Merch is a Bit Quiet + What's Coming Soon!
It's been a bit quiet here in the past few weeks, and we're fully aware of that. That's why we did want to share the reasons behind this and what our plans are for the coming months.
So, to first address the elephant in the room: we're still very much alive and working on MLP Merch!

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C&A Shows New My Little Pony Line - Advertises With Unlicensed Plush
Across Europe clothing store C&A announced a new line of My Little Pony clothing for young adults through their latest newsletter. Within the collection, which might be placed under their Clockhouse sub-brand, there are various colors of short-sleeved shirts with a variation of Mane 6 ponies and designs. It is possible that more apparel will be included, but the newsletter did not show anything else besides these shirts.

The online stores of C&A across Europe (for example the German one) are pretty much in-sync when it comes to their offerings, and none of them currently have anything My Little Pony related on offer, outside of children's sizes. A bit more patience will be required before we can see all designs in detail, but we'll keep you posted!

One juicy detail is the fact that the promotional photos used in the email newsletter show various unlicensed plush from FrontWinner/Olyfactory. These were never officially sold in stores, so it's unclear where the marketing department/studio got these from (certainly not from Hasbro!).

Thanks to Ayu for the heads-up!

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Claire's Japan and Daiso Launch MLP Lines
Incidentally two Japanese retailers both launched their own lines of My Little Products this month. Even more of a coincedence: they both launch heart-shaped keychains!

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Store Finds: G1 Rainbow Ponies, Lots at Ross, Easter Basket & Much More
As you might have noticed we're not posting a weekly store finds report anymore. While this is partly due to our busy lives at the moment, but also the reduced amount of My Little Pony stuff that is currently being released. The announced end of the G4 series is definitely not helping, but we're hoping to report on new stuff soon.
For now most of the items found in stores are discounted old stock and a handful of new items. Nevertheless interesting news if you're looking to complete your collection!
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 Seashell Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
Since 2017 Hallmark has been releasing G1 My Little Pony Keepsake ornaments. In 2017 it was Moondancer, 2018 brought us Firefly and 2019 brings us Seashell the Earth Pony. (They did release an ornament in 2014 as well of Cotton Candy)
She's about 2,4 inches tall which roughly translates to 6 centimeters. Right now she's available for pre-order on the Hallmark website. Seashell listed for $15.99 and will be released on July 13, 2019. Have more info below:

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Panini Released School of Friendship Collectible Stickers
Back in 2016, during the Explore Equestria series, Panini announced their first line of collectible My Little Pony stickers. One year later a new set was inevitable with the release of My Little Pony: The Movie. And while we didn't see a new set in 2018 (in Europe most stores kept their stock of the movie set), Panini released the 3rd series of My Little Pony stickers last week. At least, this was the release date in Germany. According to the Panini Instagram this set was already available in the UK since September 2018, but we didn't hear any store finds of them at all!

Tied in with the School of Friendship line a lot of new faces are featured in this sticker album, among which of course the Young 6. In total you'll find 208 brand new stickers in this set, 48 of which are glitter variants. Completing your collection can be done through the usual two ways: 5-sticker booster packs or getting start kit which includes the sticker album and 26 stickers to kick-start your collection. The packs are 60p/€0.70 and the album, which also includes a poster, is available for £2.99/€2,50. While it sounds interesting to buy only albums, it could be a bit misleading as the album could contain a fixed set of sticker with each copy. Another option is available in France, which offers the album including a Twilight Sparkle mini figure (Egmont magazine figure).

More information and listings can be found on the English, German or French website of Panini, but expect to see these appear in European shops soon.

Thanks to Ayu for the heads up!

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Wilson Releases Line-Up of My Little Pony Products
Yes, we're still alive! It's been a while since we posted, but we're still on the lookout for the latest news in the world of My Little Pony. Due to the announced end of G4 we're seeing various licensed companies stop their production of MLP stuff, but we did find an exception! The Chinese branch of Wilson, the sports company, just launched their spring & summer 2019 line-up on Tmall/Taobao, and it's loaded with My Little Pony stuff!
Included are tons of basketball designs, footballs (both American and soccer), socks and backpacks. Most feature known vectors of Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle, as we commonly see, but one basketball features a refreshing "Power of Friendship" Cutie Mark Crew Twilight Sparkle.
What's sad to see, however, that even these licensed products feature fan art, which we doubt are agreed to by the artists.

The listings can be found on Tmall, but an account is required to see them all. Therefor we've included lots of pictures of all products below, enjoy!
(Thanks to Ayu for the heads-up)