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24 new My Little Pony plush styles coming from Aurora

Here’s the info direct from their press release:


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“Our mid year product releases encompass new plush products that feature a variety of styles, a fresh approach to two of Hasbro’s classic brands, as well as innovative designs and attractive fabrics across the board,” says Michael Kessler, Aurora’s SVP of sales and marketing. Aurora mid-year product releases include:

Aurora - MLP - Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash w logoMY LITTLE PONY: Four plush styles for each of six characters — TWILIGHT SPARKLE, PINKIE PIE, RAINBOW DASH, APPLEJACK, RARITY and FLUTTERSHY — highlight Aurora’s new MY LITTLE PONY line based on the MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC animated series, produced by Hasbro Studios and airing on the HUB Network in the US. “Our team did a great job with these elegant and stylish ponies; the line includes 24 different styles. They look just like the animation,” says Kessler. Aurora’s innovative and completely new Pony Tail Carriers (5” x 6.5”) include a plush pony (6.5”) and both have long sculpted hair and use various fabrics (SRP: $17). Standalone plush ponies are available in two sizes (6.5” and 10”; SRP: $7 and $20 respectively) while the line also includes Aurora’s two-piece Fancy Pals™ style: a plush pony (6.5”) with personalized, matching carrier (6”); SRP: $17.


We’ll have a closer look at some of these items coming up soon in a video review so stay tuned! But, in the meantime, are you excited about see these new plush in stores? 

My Little Pony’s Pinkie Pie made her feature film debut in Transformers (2007)

Photo credit TFWiki.net

There hasn’t been a My Little Pony feature film since 1986’s creatively titled My Little Pony: The Movie, but one popular pink pony managed to sneak her way into the multiplexes since then in a brief cameo in 2007’s Transformers.

In the Micheal Bay blockbuster, a little girl carrying a Pinkie Pie plushie mistakes the Transformer Ironhide for the tooth fairy. As both Transformers and My Little Pony are Hasbro properties, the cameo was not only cute but also probably made someone in corporate use the phrase “brand synergy.”

But what you may not realize is that My Little Pony and Transformers have met more than once. The Transformers wiki has a breakdown of all the My Little Pony/Transformers crossovers since the inception of both toylines here.

Personally, I remember seeing the Transformers trailer for the first time in theatres and cackling like a crazy person when Pinkie Pie showed up on screen because it was just too perfect. What did you think of the pink wonder’s feature film debut? And, more importantly, do you think we’ll ever get another My Little Pony feature film?

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Toy Origins: Pinkie Pie

The Original 2003 Pinkie Pie
[photo credit MyLittleWiki

I’ve been wanting to do a series like this for a long time so a big thanks to trviamaven for teeing me up with last week’s trivia question. Now if only we can sneak them all in as trivia columns, I might actually get to do the whole series. 😉

Pinkie Pie debuted first debuted in 2003 as part of the Glitter Celebration Set. She was actually in both the first and second set of Glitter Celebration ponies in two different poses, an early example of the overexposure that would eventually make her infamous with collectors.

See, Hasbro has long insisted that pink ponies sell better than ponies of any other color and Pinkie Pie soon became one of the most hated characters ever as the market was flooded with version after version of this same pony in a variety of poses and styles. Even many of the collector exclusive ponies during the early years of G3 were just special versions of Pinkie Pie. The situation only got worse when she was named one of the Core 7.

For collectors who were used to a wide variety of ponies, colors and symbols, the glut of Pinkie Pies lead to collectors getting sick of her, begging Hasbro to turn their attention to new ponies or, at least, different ponies. But while collectors may have had mixed feelings, Hasbro embraced her fully making her the unofficial face of the new wave of ponies that began in 2003 and continues into today.

Pinkie Pie was also the very first pony made into a walkaround character.

In 2010, Pinkie Pie joined the cast of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Though there was talk of changing her into a pegasus (as they did with fellow 2003 release, Rainbow Dash) they ultimately left her as an earth pony. As the show brought her to a whole new audience of children and bronies, Pinkie Pie has enjoyed new found popularity with her new bubbly personality.

Has the new show finally redeemed this MLP black horse? Only time will tell.

But with Friendship is Magic borrowing so heavily from the first generation of MLP, I had to take a look back to see if maybe there was a proto-Pinkie Pie hidden somewhere in a past generation. Let’s see… pink hair, pink body and balloons… Might her distant ancestor be Twice as Fancy Up, Up and Away released between 1986-87? Her balloons are green and yellow instead of blue and yellow but the similarities are there.

How do you feel about Pinkie Pie? Do you still harbor some ill will or has she wormed her way into your heart?

Add My Little Pony themed frames and sound effects to your Facebook photos

Hasbro recently introduced a new Facebook app that let’s you add sound clips and MLP themed backgrounds to your Facebook photos to create flash photo book-like interactive albums starring Pinkie Pie.

Check out Ponyrific Pictures on Facebook here.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic McDonalds Happy Meal Toys in Brazil

So cool! See the press release about them (not in English) here.

The article says (mind you, I read it with an internet translater) they are coming soon. Fans are saying they are already there. Have you see them in your area?

Do their faces glow? What am I looking at here?

While we’re at it, check out the flash site for the toys on the Brazilian McDonalds site here. With games! I took a screenshot for posterity below. Click it to see full size.

Edited to add: See them in action here!

Thanks to Equestria Daily for the video link!