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24 new My Little Pony plush styles coming from Aurora

Here’s the info direct from their press release:

MY LITTLE PONY® GALLOPS TO AURORA WITH 24 NEW PLUSH STYLES

Aurora - MLP - 10inch plush w logo

“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.

http://www.auroragift.com/

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? 

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.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s Lauren Faust won an Emmy in 2008 for…

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - Laconiv 2006
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends – Laconiv 2006 (Photo credit: artvixn)

Your first guess was Powerpuff Girls, wasn’t it? But Lauren Faust, original executive producer of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, actually won an Emmy in 2008 for her work as head writer on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.

Out of Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which show is your favorite?

Is anyone writing an My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic spec script for Script Frenzy?

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know many pony fans are part of National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo because of the pony-ified sister event, National Pony Writing Month, so I have to ask: Are any of you taking the April Script Frenzy challenge? (It’s from the same people behind NaNoWriMo, kind of a sister event.)

The goal is 100 pages of a script done by the end of April which means you could easily write three to four episodes for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (because a page is about a minute of screen time so a 30 minute episode would be about 30 pages) as spec scripts and maybe submit them to the show. Think about it. It’s like fan fiction, that might actually become canon! There’s definately something tempting about that.

And even if you later decide not to submit your scripts to the show, it’s still a fun challenge to have a very productive fan fiction writing month.

I’m already in so you don’t have to be worried about doing it alone. If anyone else is, you can find me on the Script Frenzy site here.

So… are you thinking of trying it?

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic DVD, The Friendship Express, releases today

Have some extra money burning a hole in your pocket? The Friendship Express, a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic DVD containing six episodes comes out today.

Remember, sales of this DVD release will likely determine how many others we see so try to pick up a copy.

You can grab the DVD on Amazon here.