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Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

News Gap + Secret Project (Reasons for the Low Amount of Posts)
If you visit MLP Merch on a regular basis, you might have noticed that there aren't a lot of new posts in the past weeks... Well no need to worry, we're not quitting any time soon! There are, however, two reasons why it's been a bit quiet lately:

My Little Pony Starlight Glimmer Show and Tell Brushable
Whew it's been a while hasn't it? A more detailed post which explains the silence these days will be up soon. But thrust me, it's for a reason. (and a rather nice one as well. ;) )
Anyway BigBadToyStore has listed some new items up for pre-order. Some of them we already known like the upcoming Pony Friends Singles, and the awesome Starlight & Trixie Fan Series figure.

MLP Merch Poll #166MLP Merch Poll #165 Results
Last week we asked you whether you collect any of the older generation ponies at all. First of all, we're happy to see that there are still a lot of older generation fans out there! While the percentages are not fully accurate due to the multi select, the numbers show that the gap between G4-only and G1 collectors is not that big. That brings is directly to the most popular older generation, which is G1, that is only barely more popular than G1. The other two generations still have a large group of collectors, but G2 is slightly more popular than G3.5.

Store Finds: Playskool Books, Vinyl EqG Minis & Much More!
This week we've got quite a varied Store Finds post with news about books, Equestria Girls, Easter Eggs and more. We're also happy to see some more news from Canada and Singapore and of course the US.
If you happen to find brand new stuff in your local store, then feel free to write us a small message with photos.

MLP Merch Poll #165MLP Merch Poll #164 Results
Last week we asked you about the NY Toy Fair this year, and what your favorite part of the My Little Pony wrap-up was. Even though some people think it was a bit small this year, the brushables display was the most popular this year, closely followed by the Equestria Girls Minis. The newcomer Cutie Mark Crew managed to get the 3rd spot, and further down the ranking we see Basic Fun and Equestria Girls at the 4th and 5th place. Other displays scored 6% of the votes or lower, with the Plush section on the bottom.

Store Finds: EqG Minis, Reboot Dolls, Sleepwear & More
It's a been a while since our last store finds post (mainly because of HWCon, NY Toy Fair and our secret project), but still wanted to get the submits of last weeks out! Some info might not be new, so we hope you don't mind too much :)
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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MLP Merch Poll #164MLP Merch Poll #163 Results
Two weeks ago we asked you whether your interest in blind bag figures has increased after the Cutie Mark Crew announcement, and this poll clearly shows that it did! While the blind bag waves are technically not going away, the Cutie Mark Crew line of figures looks to be the next step in small MLP characters. Over 44% is absolutely more interested in blind bags now, and 26% is still on the same level. 19% doesn't like the CMC figures over the original blind bags, and another 8% likes neither of them.

Around a week ago we learned about the Snap On Fashions Rainbow Dash fashion style figure that would complete the new mane 6 set with interchangeable clothes. The original announcement only included a picture of Rainbow Dash's gala dress, but the second dress wasn't visible. At the NY Toy Fair we got a glimpse of the packaging, but not a clear enough view for her second outfit.
But, surprise surprise, she's already listed online! Detmir has all 6 ponies listed, and Rainbow Dash is shown in her complete alternate dress-up! The purple dress and gold accents combines nicely with her accessories.
However, we did notice something odd: The NYTF figure was packaged in a MLP:FiM themed box, whereas this listing has a MLP the Movie logo on it. Was this figure perhaps planned to be released last year?
Thanks to Tomo for the heads-up!

Welcome back to our yearly megapost on everything My Little Pony at the New York Toy Fair, which started last weekend. This year the My Little Pony stand differed quite a lot from the previous year, as there's almost no mention of MLP The Movie anymore, while it's only a few months after the release in theaters. Instead the focus for this year is cute & chibi: Cutie Mark Crew figures, cute plush and Equestria Girls Minis vinyls will see their debut this year, as well as the continuation of the Equestria Girls reboot. In the brushables department we see the first merch for the new season pop-up, plenty of fashion style ponies and the release of new molded mane figures.
As mentioned in previous editions, we were not able to attend the toy fair ourselves, and are using photos of people that shared them online. All photo credits can be found at the bottom of the post.

Note: Some announcements contain spoilers for season 8 characters and themes. If you do not wish to read any spoilers for the upcoming season, please skip the brushables section.
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Kotobukiya Announces Equestria Girls Bishoujo Series
While we were all focusing on the Toy Fair in New York, over in Japan at the Wonderful Festival a completely different announcement regarding My Little Pony merch was made: Kotobukiya is partnering with Hasbro to create actual Bishoujo statues! Directly during the convention they also put out an official statement and better image on their Facebook page confirming Shunya Yamashita as the illustrator and more figures from My Little Pony and GI Joe coming too.

The teaser images shows a highly detailed Equestria Girls Pinkie Pie, but also a regular pony version of her. It's unknown if these will be combined in a single figure, or if both will be released as separate statues. Personally I wouldn't mind either option!

At the time of writing no further information on release dates, prices or actual product designs is known. But once the release is inbound, there's some good news for oversees fans: The statues of Kotobukiya are usually well available outside of Japan.

Thanks to Ayu, Amanda & shadowcat456 for the heads-up!