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

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

Integrity 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. 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.

Pictures and full information on the line, including first-come, first-served pre-order dates and pertinent purchase information can be found at: www.integritytoys.com/mlp.

MY LITTLE PONY and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro. About Integrity Toys, Inc. Integrity Toys is a world-renowned designer, producer and marketer of a variety of collectible dolls, fashion figures and related accessories, with a specialization in high-end fashion dolls.

Founded in 1995, Integrity Toys’ extensive experience and capabilities in the field of doll making allows them to create products and programs for many of the world’s best-known retailers, consumer products companies, celebrities and other intellectual property holders. Integrity currently produces high-end fashion dolls ranging in size from approximately 12-inches to 16-inches tall, under a number of brands, including FASHION ROYALTY, NU. FACE and POPPY PARKER among others.

Their products are known for their superior engineering, high-end aesthetics and of course, fashionable, detailed clothing. For more information about Integrity Toys, Inc. please visit www.integritytoys.com About Hasbro Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands.

From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Director of Suicide Squad Acknowledges My Little Pony Influence

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Did you see Suicide Squad?  Did you wonder what the deal was with Captain Boomerang’s interest in pink unicorns?   Well, in a recent interview, Director of Suicide Squad David Ayer confirmed that the character is a My Little Pony fan.

“[Pinky] was actually intended to be a piece of set decoration in one of our office building sets. I thought [Boomerang] needed a little something kind of fun and silly and it kept appearing throughout the film. It became a bit of a mascot. Yes, [he’s a] Brony. “

Suicide Squad 2 is to set to start filming in early 2017.   We’re wondering if we’ll see more My Little Pony in the next movie, or maybe perhaps, even a My Little Pony Suicide Squad spin-off?

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Toy Designer Sues Hasbro Over Design of My Little Pony Figures

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Perhaps you’ve heard the name Elinor Shapiro before.  If not, you probably should be familiar with the world-famous doll inventor’s work, as Shapiro has worked on some of the most recognized toys ever.   Shapiro worked on Barbie, but also the Disney Princess dolls of recent years.   Shapiro is suing Hasbro in California, claiming that the mega brand snatched up the designer’s idea of merging the My Little Pony figures with other toys.   According to the source, Shapiro, “claims she gave Hasbro a detailed presentation, offered up prototypes, and explained her marketing vision.  Instead of paying,” the artist for her work, “Hasbro simply trotted out its own version of the dolls” instead.

Shapiro’s design was dubbed “Wishables.”    Hasbro commercially released figures very similar to her designs in Fall of 2014 at the $5.99-$7.99 price point.

As per Shapiro’s lawsuit, and per the source of this articles, “there hadn’t been any other doll line at that price slot that was based on those elements, until Shapiro came along with the ideas and strategy for it.”

Shapiro claims that Hasbro was in breach of contract in doing this, but also violating her copyright as well as violating California’s trade secrets laws when they released her design for Rainbow Shimmer ponies in 2014.   The case will go to trial on September 27th, 2016.

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4 New Episode Synopsises For Upcoming Season 6 Episodes Appear Online

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Just went you thought you knew what was in store for the rest of Season 6, these four new synopsises hit the internet driving people into a frenzy.

So what’s in store for the rest of Season 6?

How about:

“Buckball Season” — set to air on September 3rd, “Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy turn out to be Ponyville’s best Buckball players.  Applejack and Rainbow Dash agree to coach them against Appleossa.  But when the pressure’s on and the players stop having fun, Ponyville’s newest star athletes lose their competitive edge and quite possibly the biggest Buckball game in history!

“The Fault in our Cutie Marks” — set to air on September 10th finds, “The Crusaders encounter a problem that might be impossible for them to solve when an enthusiastic young griffin asks them to help her get a Cutie Mark of her own.”

“Viva Las Pegasus” — set to air on September 17th,  finds that “The Map sends Applejack and Fluttershy to Las Pegasus where they find Flim and Flam working in a resort called Gladmane’s.”

“Every Little Thing She Does” — set to air on September 24th see that, “Although Starlight Glimmer is excelling at her magical studies with Twilight Sparkle, she has been avoiding her friendship lessons.  Feeling pressure to impress her teacher, Starlight attempts to tackle several friendship problems at once, with questionable results.”

New Pony RPG Set To Arrive In 2017

13938504_826981934105490_1572056608820545416_nFrom River Horse press comes “My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria” — our very own “pen and paper” RPG.

From River Horse Press release:  

You want to see something cool? Check out the full cover of My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria by clicking on the picture above (or here!). You see? Pretty cool, that’s what you will have to be looking out for later this year when we release the full game! For those of you not in the know, we at River Horse have been working our hooves to the bone to bring MLP and traditional roleplay gaming (RPGs) together (MLPRPG or Milerperpegeh) and its been a blast! I thought I would take this moment to talk a little about the cover, a hugely important part of any book!

What design choices went into the cover?

We knew pretty early on what we wanted out of the cover, we wanted to show anyone who looked at it what they would be getting when they opened the book, that is to say ponies and adventure! Working with the fantastic Amy Mebberson, we decided that catching an adventuring party halfway through their travels would give the best impression. So it went that we created a party, following the classic three person fighter/wizard/rogue set up that is such a staple in traditional roleplaying games. My little pony is a fantastic introduction to roleplaying games partly because of its vibrant world and varied species which meant we could show the magical unicorns, strong earth ponies and speedy pegasi in an instant and people would immediately identify with the archetypal party we made. After that it was a matter of placing them in an adventure (navigating through the Everfree forest!) and the rest fell into place.”

We’re not certain as to when this will be made available for pre-order but if you continue to watch back here on Brony.com, we’ll update everyone as the information becomes available.

Princess Cadance and the Glitter Heart Garden slated for release in Early 2017

51YQWu-GReLThe stream of Pony books never ends, and here, again, is another.

Princess Cadance and the Glitter Heart Garden is slated for release on January 12th, 2017.  The book will feature Princess Cadance with her determination to bring love back to Equestria. She creates the Glitter Heart Garden where the plants have a rather unusual effect on her fellow ponies.    But will she and her pony friends be able to fix everything and restore happiness back to the kingdom?
As this book as just been announced there is little information out there as of today, but stay tuned here, as we’ll let everypony know where they can order it when it becomes available.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree Set To Release

My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Legend of EverfreeShout! Factory is taking pre-orders now for the upcoming DVD and Blu release of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree HERE.

Set to release on November 1st, 2016 by ordering early from Shout! Factory you’ll get a Free 18″ x 24″ Equestria Girls poster which features the DVD and Blu cover art.

In case you’ve already forgotten, the synopsis for the new Equestria Girls movie is as follows:

“When Canterlot High School goes on a field trip to Camp Everfree, they’re surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen. Twilight Sparkle , with the help of the Mane 6 and especially Sunset Shimmer (who refuses to give up on her), must confront the dark “Midnight Sparkle” within herself and embrace her newfound magical abilities to save the beloved camp from closing down for good!”

Bonus Features on the DVD and Blu will include the following:

        Audio Commentary
        Bloopers
        Animated Shorts
        Sing-Alongs

Did you miss this past weekend’s episode of MLP:FIM? Don’t worry, it’s already on Netflix

 

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It’s always hard to watch your favorite television show in the Summer.  We’re all so busy with work or we’re just out having fun at the beach.   Even in this day and age, with technology booming all around us, our favorite shows almost play a back-seat role to life experience.

This makes this news great.   The return of Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which aired this past weekend, is already up on Netflix to stream.    “Stranger Than Fanfiction” which featured the voice of actor and comic Patton Oswalt is currently available on the streaming service, and in 1080p, no less.

If you missed the episode, so sorry!  If you recorded it on DVR with a plan to watch it later, great.  But if you’re one of those ponies who missed it, now you’ve got a chance to catch up — well, as long as you have a Netflix account.

And Snap Chat Just Got a My Little Pony Enhancement

Snapchat My Little Pony filter 2Snapchat, every ponies favorite, mobile messaging app to share all of your photos and videos has just implemented a My Little Pony filter.   Yes, now you and every pony you know can give whatever image you see in front of you a MLP frame.    It’s really that simple.

For those of us who have to have all things pony surrounding us in our world, the My Little Pony Snapchat enhancement will make your day a bit brighter than it would be if you didn’t have it, right?

So, go ahead, frame yourself.  Join the ponies on Snapchat.

Don’t Forget! Tomorrow is MLP:FIM International Friendship Day

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Friends, fans, and bronies tomorrow is International Friendship Day.  Hasbro has marked July 30th as a day that we should be helping out friends.   It’s a day to celebrate the importance of friendship–just like the characters do on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

If you want to take part in Friendship Day, all you have to do is do something nice for your friends.    For every person who takes part in the International Friendship Day celebration, Hasbro will donate $1 dollar for every good deed that goes reported.

How do you report the good dead?

All you have to do is go on social media and tell them about it but using the hashtag #FriendshipIsMagic and #FriendItForward.    Hasbro will dolar $1 dollar for every hashtag used up to $50,000 dollars to the great organization GenerationOn.

GenerationOn is a New York-based organization who’s mission is: “To inspire, equip, and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service.”

For tips, ideas, and ways to promote your good dead please visit the My Little Pony site today with your friends!      Please visit HERE.

You know what to do on July 30th.  Let’s make sure that it gets done.