I’m such a sucker for ponies re-imagined in the style of another generation. What’s the coolest custom Mimic you’ve ever seen?
As you may have heard, Summer Hayes’ The My Little Pony 2009-2012 Collector’s Inventory is coming out July 6th, 2013. The My Little Pony Fair and Convention will serve as the book launch party and, if you’ll be there, you’ll be able to not only buy a copy but also get her to sign it for you too. Pretty nifty, huh?
If you, like me, will be missing out on the MLP fun this upcoming weekend, I have good news! While the book won’t be available in most bookstores until after the launch, Amazon has it up for pre-order and has been shipping pre-orders immediately instead of making you wait for the official release date. So, if you order your copy right now from Amazon, you can have it before most bookstores even have the book in stock.
But this offer is about to get at least 20% cooler! Amazon is offering an early bird discount of 35% off the retail price! So, not only will you get your copy before anyone else, you’ll get it for less than the wholesale cost retailers pay. Even Priced Nostalgia Press itself can’t sell the book for that low so an offer this good won’t come around again.
Knowing Amazon, this price can change at any time so make sure you act quickly if you don’t want to miss out. You can get your copy from Amazon here.
At the 2008 My Little Pony Fair, some of the MLP team were kind enough to talk to us about some of the details that go into making any MLP toy a reality. At the time, collectors were concerned why some G3 ponies had changed names between waves of the toys and the discussion of this lead to some interesting insights into how My Little Pony toys get their names. I’m going to try to recap this info as best as I can but someone may have a video of this discussion up on YouTube somewhere if you want the whole thing from the source. Continue reading How My Little Pony toys are named & how Hasbro snuck the name Waterfire in under the radar
A few weeks ago, we had a contest that centered around identifying the ponies in this page from the 2010 Cute Overload Page-A-Day calendar.
Well, in one of those, the internet is wonderful moments, I was contacted by the culprit behind the cute that you see above! Turns out, the photo above was taken by one of our own, namely Ianthe99 (aka Amber) of the MLPTP. I asked her if she’d be willing to give us a little “behind the scenes” info about both the photo and how it ended up in the calendar and she was kind enough to agree.
AND, because she’s extra awesome, she also gave us a few more pictures from that same day which you can see after the interview below. Continue reading Behind the scenes of the My Little Pony Cute Overload calendar picture
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.
- 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!