Last Post Update: 2/17/18 10:04pm - "Target Exclusive BGE Bobble Plush" Category - Plush Ponies
This Blogpost is dedicated to covering much of the news coming out of Hasbros My Little Pony booth at the annual 2018 New York Toy Fair. I had posted live here Saturday, February 17th, through the end of the fair on Sunday, February 18th. Sources were properly credited below each used image.
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Below, the news has been sorted in 6 sections; Brushables (for the typical 3 inch to large ponies), GOH (for Guardians of Harmony), Mini Figures (For Blind Bags, etc.) Equestria Girls, Licensed and Plushies.
Brushable Pony News coming out of the New York Toy Fair
Teamwork Lessons Set at Toy Fair
The Rainbow Dash and Sandbar Teamwork Lessons set is also on Display at the Toy Fair! Image credit - Equestria Daily
Pinkie Pies Beats & Treats Classroom
The upcoming Pinkie Pie Beats & Treats classroom was also on display at Toy Fair! Photo credit - Equestria Daily.
Glitter Glow Celestia and Lightning Glow Tempest Shadow on Display
For some reason Hasbro threw in some MLP Movie products into their display, (probably to make up for the lack of brushables) including the Glitter & Glow Princess Celestia and the Lightning Glow Tempest Shadow. Photos taken by Equestria Daily.
New Rainbow Dash Fashion Style
The Rainbow Dash Fashion style pony revealed yesterday has now been spotted at Toy Fair by Equestria Daily! She features her season 1 gala dress along with an extra outfit that she can wear.
Magical School Of Friendship + 3 New Singles
Twilight Sparkle's Magical School of Friendship was on Display at the toy fair and to my surprise only 3 new single ponies were displayed amongst it. There's a new Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy single displayed. Images from Equestria Daily.
Show & Tell + Silly Looks Ponies at Toy Fair!
The recently announced Show and Tell Rarity and Starlight Glimmer ponies were displayed alongside the Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie Silly Looks ponies at the fair! We can also get a glimpse of the storytelling Rarity figure beside the boxed pinkie pie! Photos taken by Equestria Daily!
Swimming Twilight Sparkle Seapony Spotted at Toy Fair
Ahhh, the fresh smell of painted on wings and wrong tail sculpts. Hasbro has revealed their next swimming Seapony, Twilight Sparkle, to take the place of Pinkie Pie's monstrosity of a toy from last year! Image Credit to Equestria Daily.
Molded Mane Mane six figures
It seems as if the mane six ponies from the "Meet the Mane Six" collection will also be available separately! In a very unique tube packaging style too! Photos taken by Equestria Daily.
Wave 2 Glitter Celebration Ponies on Display
Hasbro has just posted a photo displaying their wave 2 Glitter Celebration princess ponies at the New York Toy Fair!
Ultimate Equestria Collection & Singing Rainbow Dash on Display
Over on Twitter, Hasbro has posted images of their Ultimate Equestria Collection and their Singing Rainbow Dash (Of which apparently sings It's Time to Be Awesome)!
(UPDATED) New G1 reproduction sets spotted!
Spotted at the fair by instagrammer @melaniesmenagerie are many upcoming G1 repro sets in honor of MLP's 35th anniversary! Displayed are the first and second waves announced earlier this year, along with the stable, but also displayed are a third wave featuring what appears to be year 2 & 3 ponies; Twilight, Glory, Medley, Firefly, Moondancer and Sunbeam. There will also be 2 2-packs featuring 3 of the original ponies in each set, and a 5-pack featuring the Rainbow ponies, minus sunlight.
Close-up images have been taken by @Bizzarro_Toys! Thank you!
Guardians of Harmony News coming out of the New York Toy Fair
Fan Series Tempest v. Twilight and Trixie + Starlight statues on Display!
The Fan Series Trixie Lulamoon and Starlight Glimmer, as well as the Tempest Shadow vs Twilight Sparkle sets are on display at Toy Fair, as seen in the photo above taken by Equestria Daily!
Mini Figure and Blind Bag News coming out of the New York Toy Fair
The Best Gift Ever Mystery Boxes
Yesterday, blind boxes for the upcoming holiday special "The Best Gift Ever" were announced, and today, Equestria Daily has managed to take photos of the figures included! As we can see, the figures will be translucent with glitter in them, and there is a variety of characters to collect (tho i am triggerred at how starswirl turned out.).
More new Cutie Mark Crew
Hasbro has posted over on their twitter a photo of yet another Cutie Mark Crew display, displaying a ton more new figures! Such as BonBon/Sweetie Drops on the top right and what I believe is Starlight Glimmer hidden right beside Trixie on the first shelf. We also see new accessories for the figures for upcoming waves.
Instagrammer @TheToyInsider has posted a few pictures of the Cutie Mark Crew display over at Hasbros Toy Fair booth, however one photo in particular stood out! The photo above displays many upcoming Cutie Mark Crew blind capsule figures, including a new Big McIntosh!
Equestria Girls and EG Minis News coming out of the New York Toy Fair
New Carnival EG Minis Revealed!
It's been known for a while now that the next series of EG Minis would be carnival themed, but now they've finally been revealed! The girls wear their attire from the animated series, and some of the girls even come in accessory packs and playsets, like the bumper carts one! Images from Equestria Daily.
Super Stylish Pinkie Pie Doll at Toy Fair
This Pinkie Pie doll features mix-and-match-able clothing pieces to test out many different looks! She will be available in the doll series with Rarity and Twilight Sparkle (first EG update below). Image credit - Equestria Daily
Reboot Equestria Girls Dolls + Friendship Power Dolls on Display!
The Reboot Equestria Girls dolls alongside the Friendship Power dolls are also on Display at the fair! Thanks to Equestria Daily for the images!
Beach EG Minis On Display!
Hasbro has the Beach Equestria Girls Minis on Display in their booth! Photo from Equestria Daily!
Equestria Girls Party Pack / Super Stylish Friends
Instagrammer @TheToyInsider has gotten a close-up look at the box for the Equestria Girls Party Pack and the Dolls + Accessories in the Super Stylish Friends series, both announced earlier! The super stylish friends appear to have two outfits to interchange from.
Licensed Products News coming out of the New York Toy Fair
New Mighty Mugs + Play Doh Canterlot Court
Equestria Daily has provided images from the fair of the upcoming Play Doh Canterlot Court, featuring 3/4 main princesses in the show, and also of a new pony product called Mighty Muggs! Of what i can see, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy will be available. I'd assume those missing in the front two spots would be of Rarity and Applejack. It appears that when you push their head down, their facial expressions change!
New RADZ Twistz Candy Dispensers Spotted!
Instagrammers @LittleMissNoNam has recently spotted some new Candy Dispensers produced by Radz at the fair! According to the packaging, it is a 3-in-1 candy dispenser.
New Fashems and Mashems Revealed
Equestria Daily has just posted about their recent finds at this Years Toy Fair, but the newest thing of all so far are the newest series' of fashems and mashems! In the fashems range, we are gonna see many new characters such as Princess Celestia, Octavia, Nightmare Moon and Dj Pon-3, alongside new Rarity and Applejack fahems. And it seems as many background ponies will make it into the mashems series as well having both normal and crystal forms. We see Princess Luna, Cheerilee, Muffins (derpy), Dj Pon-3 and Spike the Dragon.
Plush Pony News Coming Out of the New York Toy Fair
Target Exclusive Best Gift Ever Bobble Plush'
The upcoming Target Exclusive Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle "Best Gift Ever" Cutie Mark Bobble plush ponies have been spotted by Equestria Daily! Unlike the normal bobble plush, these have sparkle designs in their manes and eyes, and their eyes appear to have black pupils instead.
New Plushies On Display!
Instagrammer MadamePomDoesArt has taken a photo of Hasbros awesome pony Plush display! The display showcases new medium-sized plushies (behind the Bobble Head ones) with new eye designs and the brushable fashion plush of Princess Cadance (Next to large fluttershy plushies!)
My Final Opinions (Let me know yours in the comments!):
Looking into the past, we've seen many amazing toys from Hasbro in their My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Franchise, regardless if they were just character re-releases, such as the mane 6. However, lately it seems as if Hasbro has run out of Ideas for the mane six, thus giving us mane six toys with nothing special to them, and I am disappointed to say that I am somewhat disappointed with the selection for this year.
For a few years now, the MLP fandom has already gotten as what they say "enough mane 6," & despite the fandom being very vocal about how we desire non-mane 6 ponies, Hasbro continues to crank out even more mane six, with this year being the most mane six we've seen ever at a Toy Fair, making it upsetting. At the fair, only 2 new characters (excluding Cutie Mark Crew) were on display, Photo Finish (technically not counting since she's from the MLP Movie range) and Sandbar. Out of Equestria Girls, we got no new characters.
I understand that Hasbro has to tend to their audience demographic, children, but eventually kids are going to get tired of mane six as well. One thing that made MLP successful was its variety, and what's there to collect without variety? I admire Hasbro and their merchandise, however, constantly throwing out re-releases is not going to benefit collectors, nor will it benefit Hasbro's income.
This is just my opinion, and I hope, being that 2019 is rumored to be the last running year for MLP FIM, that next year we (the fandom) can get all the characters we admire and love put into toy form, aside from just the mane 6, before time is up.
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