2014 McDonald’s Ponies Rainbow Power themed
MLP toys will be returning to fast food in America, with Rainbow Power pony toys. They’ll be at participating McDonalds from late March to late April, though they’ll probably run out much quicker than that.
8 characters have rainbow power designs on them and will come with stickers for further customization instead of a comb.
Interestingly, the Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Fluttershy toys look almost exactly like the 2011 McDonald’s toys but with different paint jobs and hair in their tails.
One toy will be included in a happy meal if you ask for the “girl” option, or you can buy the figures separately for about $1 a piece. Normally a box of 2 characters will be shipped to stores each week, but next wave’s will come in if the previous toys run out.
Hasbro Investor Event: Pony Merch Info
As the Toy Fair is starting up, Hasbro spoke to their investors about their upcoming plans for 2014. Derpy News Network has the full breakdown of MLP and LPS info, but we’ll be going over it here as well.
2014 will focus on “Rainbow Power.” The ponies will be “rainbowfied” and Twilight will get her own Rainbow Kingdom. This ties in with Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, which will be a movie coming out Fall 2014, with a theatrical release like the first EqG movie.
The presentation says that MLP would last an additional 5 years, though it’s unclear if they mean g4, the toys, the media, or the entire IP of MLP.
The pop snap-together figures we’ve been seeing are made by Hasbro and aren’t a licensed toy.
All of the Mane 6 are represented, along with Zecora and Cadance.
Hasbro will continue to focus its brands in multiple platforms, including online engagement to get kids interested in the toys and delivering media in ways other than TV, such as Netflix, YouTube clips and IDW comics.
We can expect a ton more pictures and info once people get into the Hasbro booth at the toy fair!
Funko Applejack: Comes with Hat
Applehat as a prototype has popped up online. Where exactly this is hasn’t been said, but it might be a trade show or a Funko collector.
You can see how Trixie’s hat and mane are one piece, as is the same with Applejack and her hat. Of course, the hat and hair ties will be painted on the final product, but the current sculpt looks exceptional.
More POP Figure Prototypes
Not to be confused with Funko Pop! figures, these are the figures that we’e seen some concept artwork of. USA Today got a nice press release about them, but says more info will be see at the Toy Fair.
The figures have printed-on cutie marks and stylized eyes, with holes for manes, tails and wings. It’s like customizing your figures without using any actual art skills.
You can really go all-out with these using the included accessories and stickers. You can make your own deviantART original character!
For some reason Zecora is included, with her own show-accurate jewelery and not at all accurate hair.
Rarity stuck a fork into an electrical socket. Every pony comes with wing holes, but unicorn horns are attached to the pony itself. In theory you should be able to snap together Rarity’s left with Pinkie’s right and stick in Rainbow’s wings and Zecora’s hair. Slap on a bunch of stickers and you can really make a ton of different characters.
USA Today listed off most of the Mane 6 as future toys, but we know that Cadence and Zecora are going to be included, so it’s possible that they’ll make a bunch of different kinds of characters.