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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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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)

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Sweetie Belle Finally Available as Magazine Figure
If you browse through the list of ponies that have been included as freebie figures in the European magazines, there's one returning character that we're still missing: Sweetie Belle. Well, until now, because Egmont has finally released her as a magazine figure with this month's magazine. Do note that it took 5 years before the complete CMC was released, as Scootaloo originates from 2014!
Her design looks spot-on, with the added cutie mark, flowing tail and she even gets a glittery mane to make this release a extra special.
During this month she will start to appear in magazines in Europe (where magazine figures are released), but we don't have exact releases dates on new issues per country.
Thanks to Kira for the photos and Tomo for the heads-up!

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My Little Pony Series 4 Cutie Mark Crew Now at Target
Last week we posted about the first Series 4 Cutie Mark Crew blind packs from Amazon in the UK, and now we can confirm that they're available at Target too! We've seen some report of stores that do not yet have it in stock, so keep an eye out the coming days at your local Target store. The photos seen in this post are from a store in Utah.
As an added bonus we can now take a look at some of the new collector cards, with adorable faces! Check them out below.
Thanks to Jenna for the photos and info.

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First Cutie Mark Crew Series 4 Figures Found
This week we were tagged on our Instagram page with a very interesting find: a Cutie Mark Crew Lily Valley figure from a series 4 blind packs! We didn't hear about these being found anywhere else yet, and it appears that this one came from Amazon. While we can't confirm it yet, it's possible that this blind pack originates from the listing that combined the title & description from series 4 with the photos of series 3.
The collection of series 4 blind packs includes both translucent and regular figures of ponies, seaponies and Equestria Girls in the confetti-filled packaging that was introduced in series 3. Included are:
  • Equestria Girls Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Seapony Silverstream, Rainbow Dash
  • Sandbar, Pinkie Pie, Sea Swirl, Lily Valley
  • Equestria Girls Rainbow Dash, Seapony Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Equestria Girls Pinkie Pie
  • Lyra, Equestria Girls Twilight Sparkle, Depry/Muffins, Seapony Twilight Sparkle
  • Fluttershy, Seapony Applejack, Rarity, Spike
  • Equestria Girls Rarity, Seapony Fluttershy, Lotus Blossom, Seapony Pinkie Pie
Thanks to equestria_toys_movies for the photos!
UPDATE: The series 4 blind pack was bought from this listing on Amazon.co.uk, which also features series 3 photos.

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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.

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Store Finds: On the Go Purses, 2019 Retro Ponies, Little Twin Stars and More
Now that all the New York Toy Fair news is out, we're back to the regular articles, including the store finds. This time we're writing about releases from the past 4 weeks, so it's possible that some of the items found aren't that new, but we'd like to share them any way!
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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Store Finds: Cutie Mark Crew Plush, Valentine Stuff & More
We're back with another update on the latest My Little Pony stuff found in stores. This week we cover more Valentine-related items, a new painting kit and the latest EqG & Cutie Mark Crew listings on Amazon.
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 Children Phones Released in China
Nowadays it's getting more and more common to see children walk around with a smartphone. But there's still an age range that's usually not so easily trusted with the latest $999 model. There are still feature phones that are cheaper and have less functions, but there's a tiny niche for children-targeted phones too. In that last category we can now welcome official My Little Pony phones, released in China by The Ore Mouse.