As I’ve done a lot over the past couple of years, I am continuing to share the alerts from the media resources behind some incredible toy companies in the hope that I spark all of our friends with kids of a certain age and of course those who just happen to find us. With that said here is the latest scoop from the Hasbro side of the fence regarding a program called “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Calling everypony (and creature) in Equestria — Twilight Sparkle’s School of Friendship is in session! On Saturday, March 24 at 11:30a/10:30c, Discovery Family premieres the eighth season of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC with 26 half hour episodes complete with seven original songs, new characters and tons of friendship! New episodes of the Hasbro Studios’ produced animated series will also stream live and on demand on Discovery Family GO, the network’s TV Everywhere app.
Following the events of “My Little Pony: The Movie,” in the back-to-back season premiere episodes titled “School Daze Part 1” and “School Daze Part 2,” the Mane 6 discovers that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non-pony students ditch class on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy!
This season, viewers will witness major milestones featuring the introduction of Starlight Glimmer’s parents, Princess Celestia’s big acting debut and Spike’s journey to adulthood — getting his wings. Additionally, the Mane 6’s Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are accompanied by six new creatures including Ocellus the Changeling, Silverstream the Hippogriff/Seapony, Smolder the Dragon, Gallus the Griffin, Yona the Yak and Sandbar the Pony, joining them on epic adventures throughout new and familiar lands such as Mount Aris, Everfree Forest, Las Pegasus and more. Fan-favorite characters Maud Pie, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Queen Chrysalis and Discord return with exciting storylines and a whole lot of magic! Continue reading Season Eight Of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” Premieres March 24 On Discovery Family→
We’ve just learned that the folks over at Hasbro have revealed the “MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER” Assortment in advance of this year Toy Fair. Check out the details on this line and when they will become available and I’ll close out with a couple of thoughts.
About The Collection:
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS FRIENDSHIP POWER Assortment: The EQUESTRIA GIRLS “pony up” when they tap into their individual strengths and join together to harness friendship’s power! This assortment includes SUNSET SHIMMER, RAINBOW DASH and TWLIGHT SPARKLE figures. Press the button on their torso for lights and sounds! Each 11-inch tall doll has 5 points of articulation, styled hair and colorful Cutie Mark-inspired fashions. See how magical the power of friendship can be! Each sold separately. LR44 batteries included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com (linked below). (Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2018)
Piercing Ken Thoughts: I think that they look terrific and I just love the vibrant colors along with their sizes and manner of articulation. Since so many of my friends have younger kids that LOVE the “My Little Pony” stuff, I can see where some of my Christmas Club money will be going in the coming months. As these get closer to their release date, I’ll check on Amazon.com and add the respective purchasing codes for those who are a little out of the way to get them easily. Hey we’re here to help after all. What do you folks with the little ones think of these? Let me know in the comments section below. By the way, it’s my pleasure to share with you that The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken will be in attendance at this years Toy Fair and its our eighth straight year exploring the trade show as a member of the press. Stay tuned to our Official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the highlights as we see them. Until next time.
I’m a little late to the table about these Hasbro Toys “Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny” Adventure Figures since they were apparently discussed at the 2017 NY Comic Con. In my defense, I really don’t manage to hit any of the panels based on all the running around the overall convention that I am doing and the taking of about a thousand photos. If you doubt me just hit the PiercingMetal Instagram because its dizzying ;p – With that said, I am getting you all into gear as 2018 manifest and share a bunch of the images I downloaded from the folks at Amazon. These “Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny” Adventure Figures are going to bring your little ones playtime into far reaching galaxies for sure. Dig in.
I believe this is the first series of these figures and love how they are referred to as “Adventure Figures” as opposed to the “Action Figures” title that I am so very used to. Since I have shared both the packaged and out of the package images below, I don’t think I need to line out every figure. I’m fairly certain that readers of the website will recognize them immediately.
Last month I posted a narrative that shined the spotlight on the Hasbro Studio brand new Netflix Animated series “Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters”. Its a fast paced and energetic program that you can stream right now on the service and if you’d like to learn more about the show just click on THIS LINK for our original post. Yesterday we received a bit of cool correspondence to the Creative Command HQ that unveiled the first bunch of action figures and now you can see them as well. Let’s take a look.
Let’s start off with Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters…each comes equipped with weapons and are in cool costumes. These six action figures are a part of the “Flex Power Heroes” and I’ve shared the “Official Scoop” on them below.
Stretch Armstrong Flex Power Heroes: Each Flex Power Heroes figure has accessories and a signature action. The three core Flex Power Heroes (Stretch Armstrong, Omni-Mass, and Wingspan) have flexible bodies that allow them to “power” their Flex Power gear, enabling them to streeetch, release, and launch discs and missiles. Stretch Monster throws boulders, while Quick Charge and the ultra-mysterious and ninja-like Blind Strike each have flexible projectiles that launch from their unique accessories. It’s flextastic fun!
Back in May, I shared the news about a brand new convention that was being curated by the folks over at Hasbro Toys called “HASCON”. If you missed that post for some reason we surely forgive you but now let’s get with the program and read THIS LINK so you are up to speed.
So the reason for my urgency is based on the convention being around the corner if you planned on going. Sadly, I cannot work it out based on too many time constraints here in NYC but that doesn’t stop me from sharing the items of interest that I learn about. About a month ago I saw some posts relating to a “My Little Pony” box and I’ve secured the image and its content description for you all. Check it out.
“This special edition MY LITTLE PONY BOX features a range of products that everypony will love packaged together in a decorative MY LITTLE PONY box. The box includes a MY LITTLE PONY HASCON youth t-shirt (sized small, medium or large), plus a MY LITTLE PONY Pony Friends figure, a MY LITTLE PONY Mini Plush Seapony, Tech 4 Kids’ MY LITTLE PONY themed Stackems, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE pen and journal from Innovative Designs, a Bendon Grab ‘n’ Go Play Packs, a tumbler from Zak Designs, and a “My Little Pony: The Movie – Friends and Foes” book from Little Brown.”
Piercing Ken Thoughts: Since a lot of my friends have younger kids that tune into the MLP stuff, I knew that I had to share this with them as they are going to need to secure one. I should clarify that this is NOT the regular MLP subscription box that is offered. Nowadays it seems as though everything has a subscription box to it. I guess that’s really cool when it comes down to it. So what do you think friends? Are you snagging this for your little one or for yourself and just telling people that its for someone else? Chime in down below and if you are attending the HasCon please have a great time.