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VIZ Media Releasing ‘The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie’ Art Book

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, commemorates the MY LITTLE PONY animated feature film with the publication of a unique new art book, THE ART OF MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE.

Now available, THE ART OF MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE is a deluxe hardcover edition filled with concept material, production stills, sketches, and more from the film. Under license from Hasbro, Inc., the book carries a print MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN, and is available digitally with an MSRP of $19.99 via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Lionsgate is set to release MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE in theaters in the United States on October 6, 2017.

Explore the making of Hasbro’s MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE with exclusive behind-the-scenes material from the creators of the film. This gorgeous hardcover volume includes concept sketches, notes, character designs, and pages and pages of full-color artwork accompanied by commentary from the director, screenwriter, and character designers at DHX Studios.

In MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, a new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and face exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

“If you’ve ever wanted to find out how MY LITTLE PONY is brought to screen, this is the book you’ve been waiting for,” says Joel Enos, Editor at VIZ Media. “Get to know insights behind the character designs, the story of the film, and see big beautiful pieces of artwork, most including special notes and interviews with the team behind the film!”

“We are thrilled to work with VIZ Media on this exciting, one-of-kind, new release. This well-designed art book has something for MY LITTLE PONY fans of all ages,” says Michael Kelly, Senior Director of Global Publishing at Hasbro.

Since its introduction by Hasbro in 1983, MY LITTLE PONY has become one of the world’s most popular brands of animation, toys, games, and related products. The 2010 animated series, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, rebooted the original cartoon from the mid-80s and has to-date grossed more than $1 billion worldwide (Global License!, 5/16). Season 7 of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC launched on Discovery Family in the United States on April 15th.

For additional information on THE ART OF MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE or other titles available from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.

Funko’s My Little Pony Movie Pop!s

My Little Pony: The Movie is releasing in theatres this October and Funko’s set to release a series of Pop!s. The series features the loyal Rainbow Dash, the party-obsessed Pinkie Pie, the Princess of friendship Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy. There will also be 1-in-6 chase varients of Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle. 

Hot Topic will also have an exclusive Pony, the broken-horned unicorn, Tempest Shadow.

Look for these Pop!s in October.

My Little Pony: The Movie Stars Drop By Hasbro’s Toy Fair Showroom

My Little Pony: The Movie stars Uzo Aduba, Taye Diggs and Tara Strong joined Hasbro’s Entertainment Preview Event on Monday, February 20, 2017 during New York Toy Fair. 

They had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new movie-themed figures, which are set to release later this year. My Little Pony: The Movie is coming out in theaters on October 6, 2017.

New This Week from Diamond Select Toys: Aliens, Ponies and Justice League

dst-logo1Whether you’re a magical pony, a Colonial Marine, or a member of the Justice League, this week is all about friendship! Diamond Select Toys is shipping five new items to their friends at comic shops across North America, and those items include the first-ever Aliens Minimates vehicle (perfect for you and four of your fellow Marines), the first bust in the Justice League series, and three highly anticipated vinyl banks from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! Read on for details, find a store at comicshoplocator.com, and reserve yours today!

Aliens Deluxe Minimates APC Mini-Vehicle

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get your Colonial Marines ready to roll out with this all-new Minimates-scale mini-vehicle of the Armored Personnel Carrier from Aliens! Based on the classic 1986 movie, this approximately 7” APC vehicle seats five Marines, and includes an exclusive Minimates mini-figure of Lt. Gorman, with an alternate bandaged head. The APC has a roof that opens up so you can control the bug hunt from the command center, plus a real sliding door, rolling wheels, moving cannon and a rack for assault rifles in the back! Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #MAY162381, SRP: $29.99)

Justice League Animated Hawkgirl Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s the dawn of the Justice League! DST’s line of resin busts based on the DC Animated Universe has been expanding rapidly, and now Hawkgirl is the first bust to be based on the classic Justice League cartoon! Swinging her mace, Shayera flies into action as an approximately 6” resin bust, set atop a pedestal inspired by the Justice League’s Watchtower satellite. Hawkgirl is in scale to other busts from Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios, she comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (Item #MAY162404, SRP: $59.99)

My Little Pony Vinyl Coin Banks

A Diamond Select Toys release! Three new ponies are joining the My Little Pony vinyl bank series by DST! Based on their appearances in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, these sculptures of Pinkie Pie, Dr. Whooves and Rainbow Dash each measure approximately 7 inches tall, and are sure to delight any fan of the popular animated series. But while they look like high-end statues, each 7” vinyl bank has a coin slot in the base for storing your spare change, and an access door for getting it out again! Each comes packaged in a clear polybag.

My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Vinyl Bank (Item #MAR152064, SRP: $22.99)

My Little Pony Dr. Whooves Vinyl Bank (Item #JUN152103, SRP: $22.99)

My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Vinyl Bank (Item #APR152305, SRP: $22.99)

Hasbro Introduces HASCON for September 2017

Hascon_w_charactersToday Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, announced it is creating the first-ever HASCON fan and family convention in September 2017. The massive event, which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017, will treat attendees to three unforgettable days featuring a celebration of Hasbro’s powerful characters and stories, including live interactive experiences, exclusive products, talent appearances, panels and much more.

From bringing the first action figure to life with G.I. JOE, to creating a world where robots are truly ‘more than meets the eye’ with TRANSFORMERS, Hasbro’s brands have always overflowed with rich stories and dynamic, multi-faceted characters, providing an incredible platform to capture the imaginations of fans of all ages. The premiere HASCON event will bring the magic of decades of storytelling under one roof for the ultimate, immersive Hasbro fan and family experience. Hasbro’s top properties, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE and many others will be reimagined through dynamic stage performances and unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite characters. In addition to interactive experiences designed to offer attendees a glimpse into Hasbro’s imaginative storytelling in action, visitors will have the chance to see first-look previews of Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series, attend panels and meet-and- greets with celebrities and creative talent associated with Hasbro brands, take part in Hasbro Gaming competitions and purchase special limited-edition Hasbro products.

“Hasbro is home to many of the world’s most recognizable brands, each of them with their own group of passionate and engaged fans,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro Brands. “HASCON will deliver an extraordinary peek behind the curtain of our brands, storytelling, and iconic characters while giving us the opportunity to invite fans and families to our hometown for the most memorable, unified Hasbro experience ever.”

For all of the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit http://hascon.hasbro.com.

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Funko Announces Q-Bert, Bill and Ted Pop!s and My Little Pony Mystery Minis

funko logoIt wouldn’t be a weekday without an update from Funko. Today’s update included a Q-Bert Pop! (he’s from an old video game kids) which is due in November and Bill and Ted (from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – that’s a movie) Pop!s which will be available in December.

Also shared today is a series of My Little Pony (they’re ponies, but little) Mystery Minis which are available now. With twelve characters the Ponies are evenly packed and all super-heroed up to defeat Mane-iac.

Hasbro Studios Digitally Releases My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree Soundtrack

mlp tnHasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced the digital release of the official My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree soundtrack. The album features six original songs from My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree, Hasbro Studios fourth installment in the popular My Little Pony: Equestria Girls animated movie series which premieres October 1st on Netflix.

The Legend of Everfree soundtrack features new original music performed by the My Little Pony Equestria Girls cast and written and produced by Emmy Award nominated composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram.

“My Little Pony fans love the Equestria Girls series, and the original music from the movies is a huge part of the magic,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro Studios. “The songs Daniel Ingram has written for the cast of Legend of Everfree are better than ever and the performances are wonderful. The soundtrack is a fantastic way for fans to get into the Equestria Girls spirit ahead of the fourth movie’s premiere on Netflix in October.”

 The songs of My Little Pony: Legend of Everfree offer fans a sneak peek of the adventures in store for the “Mane 6” at Camp Everfree and include a mix of solo and group performances from Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Sunset Shimmer and Gloriosa Daisy.

Songs from the Legend of Everfree album include:

  •  “Legend of Everfree” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Sunset Shimmer)
  • “The Midnight in Me” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle)
  • “Embrace the Magic” (Performed by: Sunset Shimmer)
  • “We Will Stand for Everfree” (Performed by: Gloriosa Daisy)
  • “Legend You Are Meant to Be” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Sunset Shimmer)
  • “Hope Shines Eternal” (Performed by: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Sunset Shimmer)

The My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree soundtrack is now available for purchase in English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Polish, Castilian Spanish and German from all major digital service providers, including Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon.

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‘A Pony Kind of Christmas’ Holiday Album Coming from Hasbro and Sony Music

mlp tnHasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings will release an expanded version of last year’s popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic holiday album, A Pony Kind of Christmas, on Friday, October 7th. This “re-edition,” marks the first time My Little Pony fans will be able to purchase a collection of Pony songs on CD, which will include a special reversible booklet showcasing the albums lyrics on one side and a My Little Pony: Friendship is MagicChristmas poster on the other. The album will also be available for digital download.

A Pony Kind of Christmas features all of the seasonal classic and original carols from the original version, as well as five brand-new tracks from “A Hearth’s Warming Tail,” the 2016 holiday episode of Discovery Family’s popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated television series.

“My Little Pony fans absolutely loved last year’s holiday album, which is why we’re thrilled to offer them this bigger and better version to ring in the holiday season in 2017,” said Stephen Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Hasbro Studios. “The five new songs in this re-edition are instant classics, and the Holiday poster included with the CD is sure to make this a must buy for Pony fans of all ages.”

The re-edition of A Pony Kind of Christmas features My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Mane 6” and other favorite Pony characters performing beloved holiday classics such as “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night,” as well as the new original tracks “Hearth’s Warming Eve Is Here Once Again,” “Say Goodbye to the Holiday,” “The Seeds of the Past,” “Pinkie’s Present” and “Luna’s Future.” All music from the album is written and produced by Emmy Award nominated composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram.

“Legacy Recordings is pleased to partner with Hasbro Studios on this special, expanded version of A Pony Kind of Christmas, said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. “My Little Pony fans have such a deep connection to the brand and we think they are going to love spending the holiday season singing along with their favorite characters to this unique collection of festive carols.”

Songs from A Pony Kind of Christmas include:

  • “It’s a Pony Kind of Christmas” (Performed By: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Jingle Bells” (Performed By: Rainbow Dash)
  • “Deck the Halls” (Performed By: Rarity, Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (Performed By: Twilight Sparkle & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Silent Night” (Performed By: Fluttershy & Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Twelve Days of Christmas” (Performed By: Pinkie Pie)
  • “Last Year I Got Coal for Christmas” (Performed By: Pop Fly)
  • “Jolly ol’ St. Nick” (Performed By: Spike)
  • “Days Gone By – Auld Lang Syne” (Performed By: Applejack, Applebloom, Granny Smith)
  • “The Heart Carol” (Performed By: Phoenix Chamber Choir)
  • “Hearth’s Warming Eve Is Here Once Again” (Performed By: Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack & Rarity)
  • “Say Goodbye to the Holiday” (Performed By: Starlight Glimmer)
  • “The Seeds of the Past” (Performed By: Applejack & Starlight Glimmer)
  • “Pinkie’s Present” (Performed By: Pinkie Pie)
  • “Luna’s Future” (Performed By: Princess Luna)

A Pony Kind of Christmas will be available for purchase and digital download on October 7, 2016. The special-edition CD is available for pre-order now at most major online retailers.

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Integrity Toys Releases Photos of its First Six Fan-Inspired MY LITTLE PONY Brand Enthusiast Fashion Figures

integrity toys logoIntegrity Toys, Inc., under license from Hasbro, Inc., has officially released its first six “<3 MLP” (pronounced “heart M-L-P”) fashion figures, a collection that was announced late last year. This high-end collectible series is inspired by and made to honor the fans of the MY LITTLE PONY brand.

This special-edition collection includes six fashion dolls and figures inspired by MY LITTLE PONY brand enthusiasts and fans of all ages. Each fan figure keeps the theme of their favorite MY LITTLE PONY character, wearing clothing and accessories inspired by that pony, complete with a “cutie mark” on their respective figures.

The six figures include:

    • sonic_rainboom_92, a fan of RAINBOW DASH
    • sparkling_stargazer, a fan of TWILIGHT SPARKLE
    • rare_form_21, a fan of RARITY
    • appleofmyeye, a fan of APPLEJACK
    • kind_pegasus95, a fan of FLUTTERSHY
    • okie_dokie_party, a fan of PINKIE PIE.

“With beloved characters and messages of friendship, the MY LITTLE PONY brand has captivated fans of all ages through unique and engaging stories” said Alain Tremblay, marketing director of Integrity Toys, Inc. “We are so excited to showcase and honor their fandom through this unique and trendy series of collectible 12-inch figures”. Vaughn Sawyers, head designer for Integrity Toys added, “As MY LITTLE PONY fans are as firmly entrenched themselves in popular culture as the brand itself, and with fans on our own design team, we felt that now was the perfect time for a collection like this. Our lead designer for this collaboration, Jessy Ayala, is a MY LITTLE PONY fan himself, as are many members of our team, so we believe that brings additional authenticity to the project.”

The <3 MLP figures are done in 1:6 scale (approximately 12 inches tall) in limited editions of 500 pieces per style. Ordering detail will be available here.

This is not the first time Integrity Toys has teamed up with Hasbro, Inc. Integrity also has been producing JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS collectible dolls under license from Hasbro, Inc. for the past few years.

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Hasbro Studios Nabs 4 Daytime Emmy Nominations

hasbrostudiosThe 43rd annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations were announced today and Hasbro Studios picked up a total of four nominations, with both My Little Pony and Transformers Robots in Disguise gaining recognition. You can see the nominations below and the awards ceremony will be on May 1st, 2016.
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Nomination: Transformers Robots in Disguise (Cartoon Network)
Executive Producers: Stephen Davis, Jeff Kline, Shuzo John Shiota
Animation Producer: Therese Trujillo
Producer: Jack Liang
Line Producer: Masanari Kubo

Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
Nomination: Jeff Bennet as Mayor Luskey in Transformers Rescue Bots (Discovery Family)

Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program
Nomination: Transformers Rescue Bots (Discovery Family)
Writers: Nicole Dubuc, Brian Hohfeld, Greg Johnson
Story Editors: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat, Andrew R. Robinson

Outstanding Original Song
Nomination: “The Magic Inside” in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (Discovery Family)
Lyricist & Composer: Daniel Ingram
Lyricist: Amy Keating Rogers

 

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Funko Introduces MyMojis!

funko logoFunko’s truly a house of ideas, whipping up cool new products all the time. One of the latest, introduced at Toy Fair, is MyMojis. MyMojis combine a vinyl emoji figure with a digital download code that lets that some emoji be used on your phone! These come packaged in blind bags, and feature characters from some of your favorite franchises. These have an SRP of $3.99. Planned releases include:

DC Comics: DC MyMoji figures range from heroes like Batman, Robin, and Batgirl to the mischievous villains like Joker and Harley Quinn! These will be available April.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MyMojis feature Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello! With help from their leader, Master Splinter, they’ll do their best to take down Bebop, Rocksteady, and the rest of Master Shredder’s Foot Clan! These will be available in April.

My Little Pony: Friendship is magic, just like the My Little Pony MyMoji figures! This set contains everyone’s favorite ponies like Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and Applejack! You may even find a dragon like Discord or Spike! These will be available in May.

Minions: Just like actual Minions, our Minions MyMojis are full of their own bright personality! These will also be available in May.

 

 

 

Toy Fair 2016 – The Loyal Subjects

tf2016A few years ago while walking the rows and rows of the toy fair, I stumbled across the booth of The Loyal Subjects – and now they’re a must stop each year. This year was no exception and I was treated to the latest vinyl figures from Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G. I. Joe (including vehicles!!), Power Rangers, My Little Pony, Mr. Potato Head and Transformers.

The highlights of the display were the Masters of the Universe figures and the Joe vehicles. I was surprised by how well the vehicles translated to this style – I hope these are succesful and other properties do similar.

Check out all the newest Loyal Subjects toys from toy fair in the gallery.

Next Wave of Funko My Little Pony Vinyls Due in October

funko logoFunko has announced their next wave of My Little Pony vinyl…ponies which are set for release this October. This next set includes Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom. Be prepared for these ponies to gallop into your collection this fall, as they’ll be available at all fine Funko retailers.

Hasbro Offering Two My Little Pony SDCC Exclusives

cc15 tnHasbro shared two additional My Little Pony SDCC exclusives today through USA Today. The first is Pinkie Pie dressed up as a chicken for Ponyville’s Halloweenish holday – Nightmare Night. Priced around $50 she includes a chicken outfit, gold beak and a treat bag.

The second Pony exclusive is a special edition of the Equestria Girls Twilight Sparkle wearing a lab coat, packaged with her locker, dog Spike and a necklace. She’ll cost around $35.

Check both out below. You can find them at the HasbroToyShop booth at the show and HasbroToyShop.com after.

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