New “Guardians of Harmony” MLP figures Coming This Fall ’16
These are pretty awesome. Hasbro will be launching a new series of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic figures this coming fall under the name “Guardians of Harmony.” The figures will be unveiled to the public this weekend at the 2016 Toy Fair in New York City.
With the invent of 3D printing, and the ability for fans to make their own figures through that technological advancement, on top of all the fans making their own figures and displaying them on Deviant Art, Hasbro has taken that cue that set out to craft a new series of Pony figures to respond to the changing interests of fans and collectors of toy figures.
Quoted through a feature blog post on the USA Today website, Samantha Lomow, who is Senior Vice President of Hasbro Brands for Boys and Girls says: “The upcoming line comes from consumers and fans asking for more adventure and new ways to play with core Ponies such as Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash. They just want characters brought to life in a whole new way.”
While the new Guardians of Harmony line will appeal to all ages of My Little Pony fans, it is important to note that the line isn’t for children under the age 3. Each Pony figure in the G of H series will sell for $9.99 and will feature the following ponies as part of the series: Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Shadowbolt and Shining Armor, Princess Twilight Sparkle, Queen Chrysalis, and Spike. Additionally, the figures will all feature 9-points of articulation and feature a hodgepodge of pony accessories to go along with them. Play sets will also be made available for an additional price that will allow fans to pose the figures into various action scenes.
Hasbro will also be coming out with a bigger 13-inch Spike figure as well as another special figure set that will include Princesses Celestia and Luna as well. Both will be priced higher than the Guardians of Harmony figures. All of these new pony figures are set to co-inside with a new special IDW Pony comic book that will be unveiled in the Fall of 2016 as well.
Ah, art and consumerism…..