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Hasbro Reveals New “My Little Pony Equestria Girls” Friendship Power Assortment

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.

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Exploring The 2018 NY Times Travel Show @ Javits Center (Part 2)

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Well hello again my friends and welcome back to my second and final installment from the 2018 New York Times Travel Show. As I mentioned in my first chapter (seen HERE), this was my first time ever attending this and I had gone during their Media and Industry Day. The vibe is different when its all the “working stuff” so with more of the Boat Show and BroadwayCon stuff under my belt, I took a wander for one of the consumer days. Let’s explore some faraway lands once more.

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On Shelves: Hasbro’s “Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny” Adventure Figures

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.

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Hasbro Reveals “Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters” Action Figure Images

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!

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The Flex Fighters

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Netflix Reveals “Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters” Official Trailer

Hasbro Studios will be showcasing their own animated series on the Netflix streaming service and its a modern day take on the popular Stretch Armstrong toy. The show finds a younger Stretch and friends joining forces in a series called “Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters”. Take a look at the full trailer along with the casting of voice actors.

The Plot: Jake Armstrong, Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez were three ordinary teenagers in Charter City, until they were doused in an substance known as “Flexarium” during an accident. In which, their newfound superpowers garnered the attention of Jonathan Rook, the CEO of Rook Unlimited and benefactor to Charter City himself. In exchange for their freedom from authorities, Rook enlists the trio as Charter City’s superhero team known as the Flex Fighters (Stretch, Wingspan and Omni-Mass).
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