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Sunday, February 10 2013 02:24

Toy Fair 2013: MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC exclusives headed for Toys "R" Us...

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fpqw9cfhpfumoozfywqtWhile I don't have pictures of these just yet, the folks at Hasbro sent over details on a trio of exclusives headed for Toys "R"Us from the popular MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC series. The news comes from the American International TOY FAIR, which will get underway this morning in New York. Details below...

MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON Pony
(HASBRO/Ages 3 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: mid-August)
Available for the first time in a large scale, the MY LITTLE PONY NIGHTMARE MOON figure is the majestic ruler of the dark in EQUESTRIA. Vowing to have the night last forever, this sister pony of PRINCESS CELESTIA is a dark unicorn Pegasus princess that stands 8 ½ inches tall. Push her moon-shaped cutie mark and the NIGHTMARE MOON figure will play sounds and phrases as her midnight blue, sparkle wings illuminate and move up and down. Her purple mane can be styled with the included comb and barrettes. Requires 2 "AAA" batteries, included. Available exclusively at Toys“R”Us and on Toysrus.com beginning mid-August.

FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Favorite Collection
(HASBRO/Ages 3 & up/Approx. Retail Price $39.99/Available: mid-August)
Fans of the “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” animated series can bring home their most beloved characters from the show with the FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Favorite Collection. An assortment of seven friends that will make any pony collection “20% cooler,” the FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Favorite Collection includes QUEEN CHRYSALIS, LYRA HEARTSTRINGS, SHINING ARMOR and other pony favorites. Available exclusively at Toys“R”Us and on Toysrus.com beginning mid-August.

MY LITTLE PONY SHADOWBOLT Figure
(HASBRO/Ages 3 & up/Approx. Retail Price $14.99/Available: mid-August)
Ready for the fun-filled NIGHTMARE NIGHT festival, RAINBOW DASH pony dressed as a SHADOW BOLT villain is all set to pull off her next prank! Fans can now own a MY LITTLE PONY SHADOWBOLT figure of their own with this three inch, purple and black figure inspired by the popular series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.” This collectible SHADOWBOLT figure features RAINBOW DASH pony’s signature rainbow mane and tail, glow-in-the-dark accents and a SHADOWBOLT cutie mark. Available exclusively at Toys“R”Us and on Toysrus.com beginning mid-August. 

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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