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2012 Convention & SDCC Exclusive My Little Pony is (gasp) NOT named Derpy

My Little Pony fans, especially fans of Friendship is Magic, went wild when they saw 2012’s convention exclusive pony. Attendees of the My Little Pony Fair Collector’s Convention and the San Diego Comic Convention (also referred to as SDCC or just Comic Con), got an exclusive chance to snag this pony:

The wonky eyes. The bubble cutie mark. The muffins. Surely this is the character FiM fans have dubbed Derpy Hooves (sometimes known as Ditzy Doo)?

While fans of the show  may know her as Derpy in their hearts, this pony is still controversial and Hasbro and the Hub both seem to want distance from the fan given name. As a result, this 2012 exclusive pony, like many of the exclusive ponies of the past, is officially unnamed. Will she remain nameless for all time or will Hasbro eventually settle on an official name for this brony favorite?

For now, she’s joined the ranks of ponies officially named one thing, but commonly called another by collectors.

Did you manage to snag your very own Derpy, er, I mean, 2012 Convention Exclusive My Little Pony this year? If you haven’t snagged one yet, there are plenty up for grabs already on eBay.

Seth Green had a meeting with Hasbro about producing My Little Pony Apocalypse Pony figures from Robot Chicken

Wait, what? Collider has the scoop direct from Comic Con. Here’s their paraphrase:

Other than the fact that the Seth Green apparently actually had a meeting with Hasbro about making a real line of My Little Pony Apocalypse action figures (it ain’t happening in this lifetime), there was no real information in this panel.

I really kinda wish we could have sat in on that meeting…

Update@theliz13 just tipped me off to the fact that Seth Green posted pictures of the actual prototypes of the ponies he showed to Hasbro back in December of 2010 to his Twitter. Check em out below!

My Little Pony Facebook page unveils a San Diego Comic Con exclusive Friendship is Magic poster

Collectors and fans, get ready to drool! In addition to the convention exclusive pony, the Hasbro booth at the SDCC will also have this limited edition poster:

(click it to make it bigger)

I have a feeling these are going to be pretty pricey on eBay after the event…

As an added bonus, it makes a pretty sweet desktop background or wallpaper! ;-)

Contest: Prove your knowledge of My Little Pony G3 and win a 2010 Comic Con Exclusive MLP

We haven’t had a contest in a while and that makes me sad. Let’s remedy that, shall we?

Below, you’ll find a page from last year’s Cute Overload calendar that I’ve been saving for this very purpose. Though it’s a bit of a challenge, you can actually identify at least four* of the ponies in the photo and one accessory. In fact, that’s what I’m going to ask you to do.

Take a careful look at the photo below (click to make it larger).

Then answer the following questions in the form below:

Hint: This is much, much easier to do if you have Summer Hayes’ G3 books.

>>>>> Sorry, this contest is over. <<<<<

The winner will be getting this:

A mint in box 2010 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) exclusive pony. Even if you already have one, a handy and desirable pony for trade or resale.

Rules

  • Contest entries must be received via the form above before June 21st, 2011.
  • Contest is open to anyone with a valid shipping address in the USA. International readers can enter only if they have access to a US address that the prize can be shipped to. Sorry but we cannot ship this item internationally!
  • Winner must have the correct answer to all questions above.
  • In the event of a tie, winner will be selected from 100% correct entries via random drawing.
  • Winner must provide a valid email address so that we can notify them that they have won. Once notified, winner will need to provide a valid US address so that we can ship their prize.

*Don’t post your answers in the comments!* Resist the urge! It will only make it harder for you to win. I’ll post the answers once the contest is over and you can be as smug and as “I totally knew that” as you want then. Only submissions sent via the form will be accepted. (I’ve disabled normal comments but I can’t disable Facebook comments.)

*=If you’re really good, you can also ID the red pony in the dark behind the kitty’s ear. I didn’t think it was fair to include her in the contest because she’s really hard to see. As for the white pony, there are several ponies she *could* be but the color is too hard to make-out to be able to be sure. So neither of them are included in this contest.

Any questions? Let us know. In the meantime, I wish you luck! I’ll give a shout out to everyone who gets all five correct so you’ll get bragging rights either way! :-)

San Diego Comic Convention Exclusive (SDCC 2010): Graffiti Tagged My Little Pony

The Comic Con ponies have been one of my favorite sets of the third generation so I was totally excited to see what they had cooked up this year.

Here is the 2010 Comic Con exclusive pony that only attendees of the San Diego Comic Convention will be able to buy (at least, until they start showing up on eBay):

My first reaction? I totally dig her.

My second reaction? I’m kinda bummed them moved away from the superhero theme but it’s OK, she’s still hella cool. I know white and purple has been done before but I love the overall effect.

But what you do think? Will you be trying to grab one on eBay after the fact?