Hasbro just revealed its MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP playset ahead of New York Toy Fair 2018! Today Hasbro and Discovery Family also announced the 8th season of the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
You may be asking yourself right now – why should I care? Well…the Magical School of Friendship is a big deal for the millions of My Little Pony fans around the world as it marks a huge new location in the upcoming season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
In Friendship is Magic, the Ponies have long lived in the Kingdom of Equestria. In the new season, premiering on Discovery Family this spring, the setting changes for the first time as the Mane 6 Ponies leave Equestria to start the Magical School of Friendship. The new toy, available this fall, is a huge playset that allows kids to explore the various classrooms in the school.
MY LITTLE PONY TWILIGHT SPARKLE MAGICAL SCHOOL OF FRIENDSHIP Playset
(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $59.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Inspired by the storyline in MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season 8, the TWILIGHT SPARKLE Magical School of Friendship playset brings her school to playtime! Both classrooms are themed around classes in the series, taught by the Mane 6! Including a 3-inch TWILIGHT SPARKLE pony figure and school accessories, she can explore classrooms, store accessories in the lockers, reveal magical colors in the fashion class, and ride the elevator. The entryway beams with light, and the scroll on the roof lights up to show images from the series. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Today, Hasbro premiered the first episode of the new My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series on YouTube! You can view the episode below:
Fans can expect more than 45 new, fun and exciting episodes from the series. Following the first episode, fans can look forward to a new episode of Equestria Girls every Friday on the My Little Pony YouTube account.
The magic of Equestria cannot be contained! It’s found its way into the world of the all new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Digital Series and it’s turning everything on its head. From afterschool clubs to beach days, music festivals to theme parks, and a rockin’ Spring Break on a yacht, magic is sure making things interesting. Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity as they learn what it means to be superheroes while they take on their biggest challenge yet: high school.
In addition to the new TV series, Hasbro is releasing a brand new line of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls fashion dolls. In partnership with Laura Shuffman, the official My Little Pony: Equestria Girls celebrity stylist, Hasbro revamped the dolls’ looks from the previous collection, adding new, highly fashionable outfits for all of the Mane 7! The look of these new fashion dolls inspired the look of the characters seen in the upcoming My Little Pony: Equestria Girls series. The new Equestria Girls fashion dolls line will be available for purchase in the U.S. in December 2017 and globally beginning in January 2018.
Hasbro, Inc. and Lionsgate are welcoming Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan and Spotlight) and Taye Diggs (Murder in the First and Best Man Holiday) to the official cast of My Little Pony: The Movie. The two are the latest additions to theA-List ensemble cast of the film, which is slated for theatrical release on October 6, 2017
Schreiber and Diggs will both voice characters that are brand new to the franchise, joining the established “Mane 6” from the award-winning My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series on their first journey to the big screen. They will be joined by previously announced Golden Globe®-winning actress Emily Blunt (Into the Woods, Gnomeo & Juliet), Tony® and Emmy Award®-winning actress Kristen Chenoweth (Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie), Emmy Award®-winning and Golden Globe®-nominated actress Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Michael Pena (Ant-Man, The Martian).
Fan-favorite writer and producer for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Meghan McCarthy is penning the screenplay alongside Rita Hsiao. My Little Pony: The Movie is being produced by Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis for Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures with Jayson Theissen directing.
Friendship is magic, but who needs friends when you can have ponies!
Hasbro unveiled a stable of new “My Little Pony” dolls & playsets during their press event at NY Toy Fair 2014. The company showed off plenty of new ponies, as well as a deluxe Rainbow Dash that flips in the air, deluxe “Styling Strands” Fluttershy and Rarity, “Glitter” dolls that will feature snowglobe-like qualities in their translucent bodies, and new blind-box ponies.
The big item this year is the “Princess Twilight Sparkle’s Friendship Rainbow Kingdom Palace” (seriously, what a name!), with multiple tiers and hidden items to make for one huge playset. My personal favorite is the “My Little Pony Pop” line, which lets you make your own custom mini-ponies with smaller playsets that give you lots of control over what your pony will look like!
“Equestria Girls” is back with a brand new sequel, “Rainbow Rocks” and this My Little Pony franchise has a new line of dolls to join with it!
Following up on the popularity of the first movie, the second Equestria Girls movie is all about music, and features our favorite ponified humans playing instruments, singing more songs, and having an interactive toy line to come with it. The new dolls feature two-packs with their pony counterparts, a doll line that merges into arts & crafts with customizable stamps and markers to design your own costumes, and a few new ponies, including my favorite, DJ Pon-3, and her new car!
Mimoco was at NY Toy Fair with tons of new mimobots, including a new size for their flash drives!
Making their debut at the show was the new mimobots from “My Little Pony”, which included Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, and Rarity, who (as her name implies) will be a rare exclusive down the line. Also brought out were a smaller keychain sized mimobot mini, with Star Wars and DC Comics characters on display for those.
Speaking of DC, Mimoco had many varieties of DC Comics characters on display, either retro or modern style. Also at Toy Fair were mimobots from Adventure Time, GI Joe, Transformers, Hello Kitty, Star Trek (both the original and TNG), Star Wars, a line of Presidential drives, and a few Bruce Lee ones.
Check out the gallery below for more images from the Mimoco booth!
You can’t spell “Funko” without “fun”, and this company always brings their unique and humorous take on pop-culture at NY Toy Fair every year.
This time around, the company unveiled a ton of new bobblehead and POP figures from all across the board. Characters included things from the Rocky series, Halo, Mass Effect, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bruce Lee, Star Wars, Star Trek, Robocop, The Hangover, and tons more. My favorites were the Masters of the Universe figures and the new Big Bang Theory bobbleheads!
One of the hot new items debuting at Toy Fair was their line for “The Walking Dead” which as of now are unpainted, but expect these bad boys to look pretty sick once they do come out.
Also at the show was their line of DC Comics themed “Domo Kun” blind-box figures, and their new Cupcakes series, which is a new line of more feminine characters squeezed into a cupcake. However, the biggest item to come out, in this reporter’s humble opinion, would be “Funko’s” line of “My Little Pony” figures, which look amazing and infinitely better than the current toys on the market. They really capture the look of the characters, and the lack of rooted hair for a mane adds to the animated feel to them.
Check out the gallery below for more photos from “Funko”!
Releasing whimsical novelty items since 1992, “Ripple Junction” brought their retro and modern goods to NY Toy Fair 2013 at the Javits Center.
With items from “My Little Pony”, “The Goonies”, and even the bear coat from Workaholics, Ripple Junction brought the nostalgia back for all ages. “The Big Bang Theory” was the hot item for Ripple Junction this year, specifically anything with Soft Kitty or “Bazinga” emblazoned on it. There were hats, slippers, jackets, belt buckles, lunch boxes, Christmas ornaments, socks, t-shirts, sweaters, and just about anything else you can think of with the soft kitty on it.
My personal favorite was easily the Big Bang Theory “Soft Kitty” hoodie. Featuring cat ears on the hood, paw mittens for your hands, and a cat tail on the back, the item is available for men and female (meaning I can wear this and keep my dignity). The women’s version has a pink lining on it, while the male version does not. Offering your stomach for tummy rubs should be done at the wearer’s own discretion. Purr, purr, purr…
Check out the gallery below for all of their items at NY Toy Fair!