• New Twilight Sparkle Plush + Canterlot Setup

    Source: MacchiatoJolt
    It looks like the Canterlot set displays are popping up at various targets around the USA.

    Source: AnDaY on Ponychan
    Source: Aimee
    Included are a few new merch items that haven't really been reported on yet.

    Above is a new version of the Twilight Sparkle plushie.  It does have sort of a strange nose thing going on there, but at least it isn't a copypaste of the old g3 models. Total cost for it is 20 bucks, not too bad really.

    For those interested in seeing what the actual display looks like, you can find that to the right.  It's pretty elaborate to say the least.  If I was a 12 year old girl, I would be all over it. 

    I think!

    Anyway have another image after the break! Thanks to everyone for the pics, and Elton for letting me know!



     
    Source: Aimee

    90 comments:

    1. I love you Seth.

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    2. Oh Celestia! What is wrong with Twilight Plushie's face?

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    3. As a girl who's collected stuffed animals all her life, I must say...

      "DO WANT."

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    4. Look! A BRONETTE!

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    5. I totally have that blanket in the first pic.

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    6. *GASP* I really want that stuffed toy... They need not make a pinkie and fluttershy too! :D I hope these are released in Australia soon :)

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    7. There's something odd about that pony...

      "Are you a SPY!?"

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    8. Seen the Pinkie Pie plushies in Toys R Us, but looks like they're coming out with other characters now too. Cool. Though of course they look a little odd. If only I had more money and there were actually Targets anywhere close by.

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    9. How is it we can get a white show accurate Celestia for the standee for the toys while not getting the same for the actual toys? That is both amusing and eye twitchingly annoying. :)

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    10. Not exactly "on-model", is it?

      Keep trying, Hasbro. You'll get it eventually.

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    11. It seem's a little off to me as well seth, but nonetheless at least plushies are starting to appear! Still poking around for that throw blanket.

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    12. Its the Luna toys too, wonder if my Target has these yet...

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    13. That plushie is definitely not twilight sparkle =( idc what a tag says i will not accept it as fact unless it is PERFECTION!

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    14. I don't that I'm not either 12 years old or a girl.

      I demand this.
      ALL OF IT.

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    15. Aw come on Hasbro, that plushie is... strange. I want the Celestia / Canterlot display backdrop though!

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    16. What I'm wondering is . . . where's the castle? I just had twitchy pinkie finger plus achey knee plus blinky eye combo--that means "There's just gotta be a castle playset."

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    17. If they come out with Lyra, DO WANT :D

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    18. Celestia is still pink, and Twilight's Plushie has no bangs...you're ruining my second childhood and first fillyhood!

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    19. I'm tempted to do a Red Letter Media-style review of that plushie just so I can say "What's wrong with your faaaaace?"

      Otherwise, looks like it's time to get back down to Target. Still haven't found the blanket yet...

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    20. Not the best, but I'll guess it'll have to do for now. That is, if it ever pops up here in Sweden...

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    21. Contain yourself...they tried...they really did...oh who am I kidding. That plushie is coming nowhere near my house. It would keep me awake at night with his cruel, evil stare.

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    22. I. Just. Don't. Get. Merch bronies.
      No offense.

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    23. Star Winged BritJuly 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

      I have a strange feeling that says that plush's horn should flop over at some point, honestly I wish I knew how they make the horns stay stiff.

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    24. I wish I worked at Target so I could grab that Celestia display when they take it down. >_>

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    25. I reckon that it's the hair that's making her look so odd. It's the way that all they tend to do for hair is a strip of hair down the seam along the back of the head, the resulting fluffy looking stuff resembling more like a limp Zecora-ish mohawk that flops down one side of the head. Alas, anything else would have a big impact on production costs...

      But that's the best overall looking plush body they've come up with. I kind of dislike how the legs get larger towards the hooves in style, but it's kind of nessecary in order to stand up like the photo, and far less ridiculous looking than past incarnations.

      All said and done, if it weren't for the hair, that'd be the first pony product I'd have actually considered buying...

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    26. Wow, how does the design team look at that and say "Perfect!" Do they not care? They have to know Twilight has bangs, and that her muzzle is actually higher up than that! It seriously looks like they just took a ball, stuffed it, then put the muzzle on.
      So far we're better off just looking for the custom plushies at our local comic-cons. :P
      Except for the pinkie pie, at least that one looked okay in the few images I saw of it.

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    27. Rivet the MachinistJuly 27, 2011 at 6:34 PM

      Dammit, I wish we had that kind of display in one of the stores around here :[

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    28. Hasbro needs some plushie lessons from some of the plushie makers here in the Brony community.

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    29. Dang everyone and their ability to buy this at will. I want! But parents won't let... It's simply unfair to be a Brony with parents who don't accept Bronydom! MLP is manly and acceptable... *mumble*

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    30. I want a Fluttershy plushie D:

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    31. People also need to realize there's a difference between mass-production cheaply made plushies. And ones that are hand-crafted by artists. Of course there's a major quality difference.

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    32. I find it utterly hilarious that Celestia is white in the GIGANTIC STORE DISPLAY.... and the toy is still pink.

      Way to go retailers. Way to go. Certainly thought that one through.

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    33. If you were a 12 year old girl?

      Clearly, you are not a hardcore brony.

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    34. I figured it out! That's cancer-patient Twilight Sparkle. Mishshapen head from the tumor and treatment has caused her hair to fall out.

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    35. plush is still meh
      but it looks better that those pinky and dash dolls they tryed to sell us that had recycled 3.5 bodies
      (not to mention the dash dall had the old g 3 version of her mark)

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    36. Twilight has terrible luck with her mane. However, if she is a spy.... TRIXIE! WE NEED YOU DETECTIVE SKILLS TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS AN IMPOSTOR! PLEASE YOUR GREAT AND POWERFULNESS!!!

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    37. I see a single Luna thats not a filly... WANT.

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    38. Wait. Wait. On the right side of that display, next to the books, are those... DVDs?

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    39. That must be the plushie from Past Sins... designed to be attacked brutally...

      I'm sorry to say it, but after what they did to her mane, this thing is only good for the firing range...

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    40. The newer Twilight plushie does look better than the older one at Toys"R"Us, but I'm sure Hasbro can still do better. It's decent so I'm still gonna get it though. :P

      I at least hope Hasbro makes just-as-decent looking plushies with the rest of the mane cast or even better looking ones in the future. I need an Applejack plush!

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    41. Waitwaitwaitwaitwaitwaitwait.

      Seth's NOT a 12 year old girl?!?!?

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    42. I still can't quite grasp the concept of fans of FiM who are...of the female persuasion.

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    43. Dear Princess Celestia. I have a learned a valuable lesson about experiments involving anvils, a centrifuge machine, and wolverines. After I have sent my letter to you, I shall be visiting a plastic surgeon.

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    44. are thoses dvd's I see?

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    45. it would be cool if Hasbro took a cue from anime fandom and comic book fandom and made a seperate line of higher, collectable-quality toys and figurines that would appeal to bronies.

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    46. Could somepony pleeeease post pictures of the bedding set? I need pony sheets in my life!

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    47. @Anonymous

      Yes, I believe those are the 2-episode DVDs that were announced a little while ago. If I'm not mistaken, they'll have the episodes "The Ticket Master" and "Suited for Success" to go with the Grand Galloping Gala theme of the toys (but strangely, no "Best Night Ever").

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    48. Lucky! That Celebration at Canterlot DVD wasn't supposed to come out until August 1st.

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    49. @Dr. Orbital Death-Ray & Anonymous

      Yes, I do believe they are -- but they're probably just a two episode set similar to the DVD premium that came with certain toys sold in Brazil.

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    50. Aimee here! Yes, those are dvds. They only had two episodes (Ticket Master and Suited for Sucess) were about $10. :)

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    51. That Twilight Sparkle Plush needs a slightly smaller neck and a little more hair. She looks like she's been shaved in those photos but I haven't seen the toy in person so maybe its a bad angle or something.

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    52. >white celestia in picture
      >>pink celestia in box

      I AM DISAPPOINT

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    53. "That plushie needs to be condemned!"
      Yeah, no me gusta :/

      All those Luna toys...*drools* I hate to say this, but the Luna brushable is the closest thing we're gonna get to a Derpy toy! The fashion one I love, although I think the toy is a bit too big for me :(

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    54. I wish I didn't live in a town where it is socially unacceptable to go to target to buy toys :/ I don't even have money to buy anything ._. oh the joys of being a teenager >.> ffffffffff

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    55. Gaaah, my local Target needs to hurry up!

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    56. Ooooooh, I hope that focal shows up at my store.

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    57. Okay, Hasbro, we need to talk.

      So far I've seen Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle plushies. This would please me, except for the fact that the mane and tail on both are RUBBISH! Seriously, both ponies look like they lost a fight with a weed whacker! Could you at least TRY to get the hair on-model? Or failing that, at least put enough hair there for a talented brony or filly to style into a more pleasing coiffure. KTHXBAI!

      How hard can it be?

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    58. Twilight plush Poison Joke edition.

      But seriously...that looks awful. The one thing I'd seriously buy and cuddle and they come out with that.
      Hasbro, I am disappoint.

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    59. Official Luna toys...

      I'd be running out the door to check the Target around here, but it's 11:00pm... curses!

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    60. If I did get the twilight plushie, I would so redo the hair

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    61. Hair is all wrong, should be coming over and splitting at the horn before draping over the forehead.

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    62. I GOTTA get that Twilight Officially Licensed PLUSH! I've waited so long for official plushes to come out! And is that a Luna toy in the bottom left? Mine too.

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    63. DAT MANE!!!!! That´s it, I´m making my own plushies even if it kills me, but hey, it´s not a simple decision for Hasbro I must say. If they made the toys 100% accurate they´d cost probably double or triple of any pony product. It´d be interesting to make a budget out of the raw materials and fabrication and then make a comparison to see if making accurate toys would be convenient.

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    64. I'd rather hunt down plushie artists that does commissions than to buy a detail failure like that. No offense intended.

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    65. What's wrong with that Twi plushie? T_T She looks like a purple hairy lump!

      My kingdom for an on model Twilight Plushie. CONFOUND YOU HASBRO!!! *shakes right hoof*

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    66. What the bloody butter biscuits…
      Since when does Target have more than two feet of an aisle dedicated to ponies!?

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    67. Has anypony else noticed Twilight is wearing an alicorn condom in the Canterlot set?

      >.>
      <.<

      Just sayin'...

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    68. Not such a big fan of this new Twilight Sparkle plushie. Compared to the Toys R Us exclusive, it kind of sucks.

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    69. That plushie is deformed...

      I appreciate Hasbro's very generous policy of non-interference in the fan community, but I've seen fan-made plushies that are considerably better than this.

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    70. @Mrguyman
      No you don't. It will ruin Fluttershy for you, trust me.

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    71. Celestia Damn you Target!

      Stop having things I'll never be able to have because I don't have one in my town!

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    72. OH GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

      She looks terrible... Poor Twilight!

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    73. I require a plushie Fluttershy. Preferably one that says "yay" when you squeeze it.

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    74. I think what keeps aggrivating me about this, is that all of zellers in canada are in the middle of being transformed into targets, however this process is not complete.

      No target in canada = None of this awesome exclusive pony merch in canada, unless zellers magically gets rights to it..

      Whats a canuck to do..what a world what a world...

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    75. I want that blanket... I want it so bad...

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    76. Those are the rare times when I'd like to be a girl.
      On second thoughts: Then I wouldn't be a Brony

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    77. Oh good God I want that Celestia display!

      A fluttershy plushie would pair perfectly with the arduino sound circuit used in the Portal 2 Turret plushie. Just replace the sound files with Fluttershy quotes. "Oh I'm so frustrated I could just kick something!!! tink, wobble-wobble"

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    78. ...I'm sorry, but that Twi plushie just creeps the hay outta me.

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    79. Hasbro REALLY needs to hire some of those genious' from DA. Their plushies are insane. I'm gonna give hasbro a little more time before I place a custom order.

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    80. Twilight, did you get a haircut? No? Then why do you have a freaking Mohawk?

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    81. Suddenly I need to go to Target! The plushes are better, personally I'd still replace the mane with felt though.

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    82. Does anyone have the DCPI for the comforter? Or the Twilight plush?

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    83. that plushie sure is...
      something.

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    84. Better than the old Twilight plush, by the look of it... and neither of them are terrible, just a little weird. Also, it's $20, which is cheap enough to make it worth buying in my opinion.

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    85. I'd really like one if the hair was accurate

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    86. Pinkamina Diane PieJuly 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM

      @ Sonic Flare

      Sometimes if you ask the manager they'll give you the old cardboard decorations they hang from the ceilings and stuff. Don't count on it though. Tried to get Halloween stuff once, didn't work out.

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    87. So, today I went to Target. I get to the aisle and see... NO MLP merch at all!!! It's all been replaced by Clearance. I was there 2 days ago and got the Talking Sweetie Belle for $3.74... Seriously, it was clearance central.

      I walk a little further down, passed 2 more aisles and I see the new section. Top to floor, one full shelf segment of nothing but MLP merch. I managed to pick up AJ's weird as hay truck thing for a couple bits.

      Most importantly, they had the new Carousel Boutique, Princess Celestia/Luna Fashion Pony double pack, and and the smaller Canterlot set with Shine Brite Twilight Sparkle and that recolor Starbeam Twinkle or whatever it is.

      First... I have official Luna, now am happy! :D

      Luna looks like she's still just a filly. Stupid Hasbro. Cutie mark on one side only, stubby horn, but NICE BIG wing boner taller than her head. That's cool. Her horn, wings and cutie mark are covered in glitter. The Celestia toy is the same... LITERALLY the same. Both Celestia and Luna, are standard fashion ponies with wings glued on. I suspect It's the body from the new Fluttershy Fashion Pony with a Rarity unicorn head. (Yes, they have a Fluttershy fashion pony shown on the "other products" insert they include with the new Canterlot and Boutique sets) Their hair has "tinsel" mixed in with the normal strands which actually makes it sparkle under proper lighting conditions. I like my new official Luna, but still demand Hasbro step up their game. It truly looks nothing like Luna.

      Fact is, all the new Canterlot toys, plus the Rarity from the boutique set feature the tinsel hair. The Twilight is, as I said, a Shine Brite, but with that tinsel mixed with her hair, At this point They only need a Shine Brite Fluttershy and AJ to complete the mane 6 in that series of toys.

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    88. There is a recolor unicorn in both the Canterlot set with Twi, as well as the Carousel Boutique set. There are two carousel ponies that can be detached from the rotating carousel that appear to be all new molds. The size is approximately equivalent to a blind bag pony, or the 4 pack tube, but it's a unique pose. There is a NON detachable post and saddle molded into the ponies. The pony will free stand on the post, as long as it's level and not bumped. One pony is pink with yellow hair. The other is Orange with Magenta hair (Scootaloo colors). Unfortunately, the saddle is clearly a saddle, though it looks sorta like folded wings. I imagine some moding could correct that. The two little ponies are earth ponies. Both are blank flanks, and even if you wanted to add a cutie mark, the saddle is very swept back, and covers most of the flank anyway. The eye decals are also simpler, consisting of only black, white, and no color. There is essentially no iris. Only a large pupil with whites of the eye and white refections. Both have a hair shape reminiscent of the Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash blind bag molds, but with a more brushed look, somewhere between filly Fluttershy and the blind bag hair. The pose is a traditional carousel pose, with it appearing as the pony was leaping through the air. The molding process is simpler than the blind bag ponies. The front and rear pairs of legs are fused, as too, the rear legs are also fused to the tail. The mold is a simple 2 piece mold with no negative spaces. Far simpler than a blind bag pony. The saddle also has a peg to mount many of the small animal accessories to, and the base has a hole that fits the standard size peg, of which there are actually 7 available on the carousel. I wish the carousel set had included more of these little ponies. Two isn't enough. Despite the relative simplicity of them, they are cute. The one looks enough like Scootaloo, that I'll unofficially make her the Scootaloo of my collection. I'll maybe someday mod the saddle to look like wings... or I'll be lazy and think about it.

      The Carousel Boutique itself is large, and very plastic. It's worth the money because you are paying for an actual play set, and not a glorified box. It uses 2 batteries and plays the MLP theme song in a shortened instrumental variant. It's activated by pulling a slide that winds the carousel and activates the audio chip to play the song. Both the main level and the roof rotate, in opposing directions. The only way it could possibly be better would be if it came with seven white ponequins. and played Art of the Dress instead of the theme song... That scene would be right out of the show! :D

      Give it time, someone will mod it... Hay, I bet someone will outright motorize this puppy sooner or later, and drop in a new audio circuit to have it do the whole song! Ha!

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    89. The Target in my town is small. They did not have the standee style display. They also did not have the large $40 Canterlot Castle set. They did have a talking and apparently "walking" baby Pinkie Pie that reminds me of the Talking Sweetie Belle toy I just picked up, but adds motion to the mix. It appears to be one of those that sees you coming with a sensor, and talks to you in the aisle. It NEVER SHUT UP... So basically, it's totally show accurate! I did not pick it up. They had no other plushies or story plushies at my location. They also had none of the sheets or throws, or any other bedding. Have car, will travel, I guess if I want to find the other stuff.

      I'm also realizing that the backs of each package provide some lovely FiM themed backdrops. For a child playing with these toys, or even setup in a display by a collector, some of the scenes are nice, and I've been keeping my inside backs of the packages. Each toy seems to have an appropriately themed backdrop.

      Nice sets, but you're paying for a ton of stupid accessories. Also, I can't for the life of me figure out how the dresses even fit the princesses. Over under the wings, through, where do the straps go! I'm gonna go crazy trying to figure it out. Oh I'm so frustrated I could just scream! eee

      One thing I do like, is even though the Canterlot set is nothing more than a printed, custom shaped cardboard box, it is big enough to actually hold all the small accessories of every toy I've acquired to date. It's actually proven to have a real use, so I'm OK with it. The book style case that the fashion princesses come in have a pair of pull out drawers to hold the smalls I just dumped it all into the Canterlot box. I left the dresses and my Pinkie Pie toothpaste in that box, and started filling in extra Mc Donald and 3" ponies. It holds quite a few. I imagine the large Canterlot Castle set could hold a bit too.

      Still wish...

      The cases were plastic, not cardboard.
      Celestia wasn't pink.
      Luna looked like Luna.
      Accessories would include a Microwave, Abacus, Gauntlet, and a Falcon animal friend (Totally read "Falcon". A real tear jerker of a sad, but heartwarming Luna story)

      Also, Hasbro needs to release part 2 of the Friendship is Magic 5 piece Gift Set. Need molded hair ponies!

      Can't wait for the 12 piece collectors set with blind bag ponies too!

      Next project, get tiny beads, wire, and make a tiny square frame... assemble tiny abacus. My deformed Luna is lonely.

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