Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hasbro Q and A at the MLP Fair 2007

I was able to take this video at the MLP Fair in Memphis. I hope you enjoy the video. I ask if you want to share this video with others, please direct them to this blog. I don't mind if you download this video to your computer, but please do not post this video elsewhere on the web. I have a quite a bit more footage that I plan to put up in the future...

Hasbro's Michelle Paolino discusses "25 Ponies for 25 Years" MLP project and what's in store for the future of My Little Pony. Other topics addressed in this segment include Hasbro's committment to collectors, the boy pony debate, Retro pony sets and other ponies aimed specifically at collectors, and My Little Pony movies on the big screen.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ponyville goes to the Movies and New Ponyville Pegasus!

Goldenclopper on the TP posted that this set was found in Singapore. It comes with the first Ponyville pegasus pony. Cute!

You can read more about this set on the MLPTP here.

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Re-released Ponies Spotted!

Just wanted to quickly update that Starbeam, Amberlocks, Blossomforth, and Sweetsong have been spotted on Ebay in new poses and single packaging similar to that of Pepperberry and the Family Dollar/discount ponies. Satin Slipper posted these images from Ebay on the TP. At this time, it is unclear where they are being sold. You can read more about them this thread at the MLPTP:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Straw Curls for Dummies

I've been busy photographing ponies lately and while it is tedious task, I don't mind it terribly. I get to take the ponies off the shelves and give them a quick dusting and brushing (something I rarely have the time or motivation to do). Most ponies cooperate nicely. Their hair doesn't stick up and they stand on their own. Yet, every so often I will pull a pony off the shelf that needs more than dusting and I quickly add it to a separate rubbermaid tote. It is very much like the island of misfit toys, if the island was comprised solely of My Little Ponies with unruly hair and surface dirt... or something along those lines. I know that they will take minimal effort to style, re-pink, and clean, but I dread doing it. The Candy Cane Ponies and Rainbow Curl Ponies are currently awaiting new curls, and because of this:

I think it can be done. Major props to jupiterlilly for an awesome step by step pictorial straw curl tutorial. While I haven't yet attempted using her straw method yet, the results she posted look great.

Updated: It works with awesome results! Doesn't my Candy Cane look lovely?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

New Ponyville on the Way!

I decided to take a break from editing photos to post pictures of the newest Ponyville Ponies. I think the tiny fridge is terrific. I'll try to post pictures of new releases as they become available. I find myself reading about new ponies being released on threads on the MLPTP and Arena, but when I go back to see them the thread has been buried.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's already October? How did this happen?

Is it wrong that this pony weirds me out a bit? I played with her in demo mode at Toys R Us the other day with the intention of buying her, but the way her mouth moves is just a little creepy. I adore Teddy Ruxpin, so I know it isn't because she's a talking toy. I realize that I will end up buying her at some point, but it is hard to pay $50 for something your not that excited about. Hasbro does have a 25% and free shipping code going on right now, so I suppose that is the best way to buy her.

I'm finding myself frustrated that very few people are offering answers to my accessory questions on the pony boards. I know there are collectors out there that have the items in question carded or boxed. I also know these will be the first people to complain when a ribbon color is omitted. I want accurate information. I'm just having great difficulty finding it. With that said, I'd like to thank Wysteria for all of her help!

Also, I finally got a new Adobe Photoshop disk on Wednesday as my old disk was corrupted and would not load. I'm forced to run everything off my laptop for the time being since the HP (which was supposedly fixed) crashed again. I have such a love-hate relationship with technology.