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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.

Wave 18 Blind Bags Spotted + CODES!
After some early scoops on new blind bags we can finally confirm what Wave 18 looks like! The wave has been announced and the main line of figures have embedded glitter, some of them with a more gold-ish tint. The chase figures are still in line with the Nightmare Night theme, which includes Mr. and Mrs. Cake, Raven Inkwell, Minuette and Sprinkle Medley. The core of this wave consists of Wave 8 re-release figures, but there have been several changes, for example: Flim and Flam are not included in this wave.
Below we have a group shot of all ponies, including their blind bag codes. You can get a closer look at the figures in our MLP Blind Bag Database.

Wave 16 Blind Bags on Amazon + CODES
Finally we get some more official info on the wave 16 blind bags, this time through Amazon.
Not only do we see some of the figures more detailed than ever, this also reveals the final bag and card designs. Earlier this week we anticipated the blind bag codes for this wave, and it matches! Below we have the complete list of codes and characters, but you can also find them in our MLP Blind Bag Database (we'll update the images later).

MLP Wave 16 Sassaflash Blind Bag
The first Wave 16 Blind Bag has been spotted. It's Sassaflash in her Nightmare Night outfit. So we all know that Hasbro announced a Nightmare Night FiM Collection during the Toy Fair but there would be also some new Blind Bag Waves themed after the event with possible chase figures of ponies dressed in their costumes. Sassaflash wasn't included in the descriptions for the normal FiM Collection figures so there's a high chance she's part of Wave 16. If you read our post about the reveal of the Wave 16 Box you can see that the second pony from the right on the top row looks a lot like her.

What's also interesting is that she was sold by a Chinese Ebay seller. 2 Months ago it was revealed that Hasbro has moved part of their production to India like the Playskool Ponies and the Brushables. But the appearance of this blind bag might mean that these are still being produced in China. Let's hope we see the other Blind Bags appear soon as well.

Thanks to Violet CLM for the heads up!

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MLP Wave 10B (UK Exclusive) Blind Bag BackMLP Wave 10B (UK Exclusive) Blind Bag Front
The second half of Wave 10 blind bags have been spotted in the UK. This is the part of the set that contains Fluttershy, Twilight Sparkle, Lotus Blossom, Snips & Snails and a few more ponies, that were available in Wave 10 but not in Wave 10A.
Note: The front of both Wave 10A and 10B are exactly the same. Pay attention to the back where the 12 ponies are listed, since this is the easiest to spot difference between the two sets.
We've also added Wave 10B to our Blind Bag Database with all the codes of the set. If you want to learn more about how you can use the blind bag codes, please read our guide: How To Use MLP Blind Bag Codes (Blind Bag Cheats).
Thanks to Alistair ("Luna's Accountant") for the info!

MLP Blind Bag Shaped 3D ErasersMLP Blind Bag Shaped 3D Erasers
These 3D erasers that look just like blind bag figures have been spotted at Target today. In total there are 6 designs: Fizzy Pop, Flower Wishes, Lily Blossom, Sassaflash, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie. They cost $1 each and the package mentions an included play scene (which will probably be a simple paper floor and/or wall). The quality of these doesn't look to be as good as the other Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie erasers we've seen before, but they're definitely something I would buy if I came across them in a store here.
Thanks to Nicole for the images!