For all you people up in Portland Oregon or nearby areas, the artist behind the Ghost variant MLP Comic cover will be doing signings from 12-3PM. Head on over to Casablanca Comics for event!
More information can be found here, or at the artists page here!
Another week means another good night message and this time with Luna helping out. Appropriate, is it not? Sleep well you guys! It's pony time tomorrow and the return of Trixie. Let's hope Seth doesn't have a heart attack shall we?
MrNewbyNewb has ripped some of the more stand-out background tracks for One Bad Apple. Use them, remix them, enjoy them! The CMC Team is glorious.
1.) Babs Seed (Daniel Ingram)
2.) Babs Seed (Acapella) (Michelle Creber & Madeline Peters)
3.) MLP: FiM BGM - The CMC Team
4.) MLP: FiM BGM - Float Parade
Description: The world's going to end in one week. It's been doing that for a while now.Equestria's End
Someone in Equestria's broken the world. They've taken time along with it, trapping everything into a single, indefinitely repeating week. Only the elements' bearers move forwards in time, but they've got problems of their own. For each cycle drains their talents from them, each conversation twists old friends into enemies, and not a single one of them knows how to save the world. Some of them have even stopped trying.
And then Twilight finds a way. All that's left to do is gather everyone back together.
Story arcs written about an apocalypse cycling in perpetuity and the effect it has on Equestria. Not as dark as it tries to be.
Additional Tags: Arcs Time-loop Apocalypse Friendship Mystery
I eventually grabbed all three off of Toywiz, along with the equally hard to find Enterplay tin.
I apologize for the delayed review! Hopefully next time around I will get to the stores before all you other Arizona bronies empty the shelves!
Head on down past the break for my two cents on both items, as well as a bit of an unboxing on the included MLP Trading card packs.
The guys over on Kotaku have tossed an article up all about this crazy pony thing for the masses of gamers that haven't been absorbed into the herd yet. As is the norm for these guys, It's well researched, well written, and fun to read even for those of us who spend every single day in a deluge of pony.
Head on over here to check it out!
Also, that final line... I laughed.
It isn't often that we get papercraft pony art, which is quite a shame, but when they do pop up it is usually amazing! Just look at the care put into that giant paper Luna. Simply mind boggling!
Sorry for the delays in compilations folks! Between Thanksgiving and school I sort of ran out of time. If anything, there is a lot of awesome stuff after the break!
Luna, princess of the night 3
The ever expanding community of video game creators here on the wide wide world of the internet has two more pony filled projects for you all to drool over. The first is a full on new RPG with a whole pile of functions, including 10 classes, 200 skills, and teleportation systems. The trailer even pulled a modern day high budget game trailer stunt and dropped some dubstep to get it started. More information on their website here, and trailer after the break.
And in the second slot, the Great and Powerful Trixie is looking to aquire her own game. This one more specifically is an in-progress sprite hack of a game on the SNES called "soloman's Key". You can find that below the break as well!
Nick And More! has dug up a whole plethora of information from The Hub's continuing success as they keep on expanding their audience for the 11th month in a row. Included in the piles of numbers showing off just how massive the increase in viewership is for just about everything, you can find a bit of information on Friendship is Magic. The demographic information in particular is interesting. It looks like the younger generations are starting to flock to the pony:
A new episode of “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.) earned year-to-year delivery gains among Kids 2-11 (+117%, 280,000), Kids 6-11 (+460%, 140,000), Women 18-49 (+314%, 87,000), Adults 18-49 (+247%, 125,000), Persons 2+ (+192%, 494,000) and Households (+143%, 316,000).Along with the obvious adult demographic. Piles of pony at Hot Topic and every website on the planet is probably to blame for that one. There also appears to be a massive spike in women watching the show, be they parents or genuine female pony fans. The "brony" fandom has always largely consisted of adult males, so its refreshing to see a pickup in that area.
Hopefully the hub slowly becomes available in more areas. I know quite a few of you still don't have access to it. My HD Package skips right over it, forcing me to view it in SD each week.
Description: "Strong" is definitely a word that describes the Apples, and their family bonds are one of their biggest strengths. But Applejack will need to show her vulnerable side to get the most out of this day.But You Surpass Them All
With her friends' help and a few cracks in her armor, Applejack is going to make this Mother's Day the best one yet.
Additional Tags: A Family's Love is Forever
Anyway, we have a new Zecora shirt, along with a bunch of completely ridiculous ermagerd memes. Head on over here to check them all out.
We start with parody of Mad World parody, followed by some Jazzy Pinkie Pie vocal music, and finish with a completely insane song from a completely insane genre for the completely insane of you out there. Combine that with Pinkie Pie. I saw a black hole open and close at one point.
1.) Mad Mares (Mad World Parody by Ember) ~ Cover by Feather
2.) SWINGA DA PLOT - Jeff Burgess
3.) Spott - pinki! fun!!
We have a whole bunch of events going on today leading up to the new episode tomorrow! Head on down past the break for all of them as always! Everything from classic movies to pony PMV marathons should make the last day wait less horrible.
Along with the Rockin Palooza book posted earlier, the synopsis for Under the Sparkling Sea and Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell have both been expanded upon, including more information on Aquastria. Have some infos:
Under the Sparkling Sea:
This gorgeous illustrated picture book features a brand-new My Little Pony underwater adventure, and includes an exclusive art poster!
When Twilight Sparkle receives an invitation to visit the underwater city of Aquastria, she invites all her pony friends and Spike to travel with her. The ponies are welcomed by the ruler of Aquastria, King Leo, who sits on the Cosmic Council alongside his cousin, Princess Celestia. There is a long-held rivalry between the seaponies and the mermares. The two groups compete each year in a race for the grand prize, which is a beautiful pearl. Join the ponies and Spike as they confront danger, make new friends and race to the finish in this shimmering new world!
Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell:I wonder what was so important that Twilight had to run off to Cadance for advice?! I guess we will have to wait on it. Thanks to Whatshisgame for the heads up!
Twilight Sparkle is a very special Pony and a loyal apprentice of Princess Celestia. Twilight Sparkle's life has been turned upside down by recent exciting events in Ponyville, so she sets off for the Crystal Empire to get advice from her former foalsitter, Princess Cadance. Join Twilight Sparkle in this original and brand-new adventure!
Don't miss the special purple activity pages in the back of the book!
Tonight feels like a Daring Doo night because just like the journey that awaits before her the next couple of weeks are going to be nuts not only for me but for any of you university students out there. Good luck with your upcoming exams!
Now, on to the news! Check it after the break.
We can probably expect an article in a bit for this one, but right now Entertainment Weekly has a clip for the new Magic Duel episode on their video player. Head on over here to check it out!
Now with article and image!
We have a smaller compilation of Random Merch this time around. Starting us off is yet another set of new products from Hot Topic. The lip balm up above can be bought for $4.50 a pop, or buy two get 1 free. Hit their website up for either Rainbow Dash or Twilight Sparkle. Thanks to Guest for the heads up there!
And if you are over at Sams Club looking for pony magnets, it looks like a new playset has popped up bundled with two others. While you may not be fans of Barbie or Dora, you can always have a pretend invasion of earth using their figures right? Thanks to anon for that one!
Apple capturing has evolved! While we have plenty of games running around as Applebloom, or in Gameloft's case all the ponies (provided you have a bunch of money), catching apples has always been a common gaming trope for pony. It's time to add another factor! It's time to buck!
Yes, not only are you catching apples, but you are bucking them. Can you handle the multitasking? Go play it and find out!
We reported a month ago on a project that Amy Keating Rogers, a brilliant and influential writer for Friendship is Magic, was trying to get off the ground. The documentary: Jason Bateman Thinks I'm Dead is a journey through Amy's life, career and the entertainment industry as a whole as she embarks on a magical quest to track down actor and former classmate Jason Bateman to inform him of her continued existence. The documentary is fully filmed, and (I've been told) has a very happy ending. But production and distribution is a very involved and expensive process.
So far, the response has been very very strong: more than $17,000! But that's only about 20% of the necessary funding. Due to the nature of kickstarter, unless the full $80,000 is raised in the next 43 hours, then all of the amazing donations will melt away into well wishes. It's a daunting amount of money in not a lot of time.
Money is not an easy thing to come by, and especially at this time of year there's a lot to spend it on, but even just ten dollars could make the difference for successful funding in the end. Amy is a bright and wonderful person and her work has brightened this community considerably. If you've ever been touched by Smile, Smile, Smile, or if you've caught yourself laughing at words like picklebarrel or kumquat, I implore you to consider donating. If you can't donate or don't want to, you can still contribute by helping get the word out to others who might be able to help out. Please, do your part. This is too cool a project to just let it fade away.
Another book from "Little Brony Books" has been tossed up on Amazon for pre-order, with a July 2nd release date. This is the same company working on the seapony and guide to Equestria set we posted a few days ago. Amazon has a summary up that gives a bit of information on what it's actually about:
Pinkie Pie has always been a bit different from her very serious family. When she plans a Ponyville "rock" concert to support the family business, Pinkie's family doesn't like the idea. They just want her to be serious, for once. This is a real problem! Read along as Pinkie gets a little help from her friends in this original and brand-new adventure!Obviously these are books meant primarily for kids, but this sounds like a pretty entertaining synopsis regardless. Find the book here!
Don't miss the pink activity pages in the back of the book!
And thanks to Longneck 626 for the heads up!
[Dark] "This is how you do ambiguity correctly. This story has worldbuilding that I envy as an author. I wish I had this author's skills." -Pre-reader who likes sky pirates
Description: Was it a magical spell gone awry? An angry god laying waste upon a world that had forgotten him? A long and bloody war? An incurable disease?And a Dark Wind Blows
Fluttershy couldn't remember what it was that had turned the world to this. All she knew was that she had to survive.
Additional Tags: A silent romp through hell
They haven't mentioned the item's rarity at all, outside of it's plans for releasing specifically at Target to begin with. Plan a trip for the 15th if you want one just in case!
The general animation convention over in Miami Florida that is looking more like a pony convention as the days roll on has added yet another Friendship is Magic staffer to the already star studded cast of guests. Michelle Creber will be showing up to join Andrea, Nicole, Peter, for the event. Full press release can be found after the break!
As an honorary eastern representative of the Cutie Mark Crusaders organization, it looks like Babs Seed may be seeing a bit more airtime in the future. Whether this is a full episode or just a one off mentioned pony isn't completely clear, fans of the new character can at least expect to see some more of her according to Cindy Morrow (One Bad Apple's writer) on her Twitter page.
I for one welcome our new tail covering pony trope.
Thanks to Leopold for the tip!
After the chaos of black friday and cyber monday, We Love Fine has added a couple new shirts to their ever expanding supply of pony parodies and fan references. The majority of these are from season three, with Sombrero and that Pinkie with hands taking center stage. Head on over to their pony section for all of them!
We start this one off with nightmare moon taking over Equestria Gameloft style, followed by another one of those ridiculously long 100+ page comics that keep stumbling their way into our inbox lately. It's a pretty dark one at a glance. I see a lot of pony tears in there! Click the image below for page one and continue on in the description.
With Trixie's episode coming up it only seemed appropriate that she get a header this week. Plus Seth asked and I really don't want to be locked in the laundry room with PK.
Sorry for no news yesterday guys, but there literally was so little news to report it would have been one sad looking Roundup. Tonight's is much beefier so that's a relief! Also, apologies if there are any mistakes as I've been up for 36 hours and things are a little loopy right now.
Check it all out after the break and thank you Sugarcube-Owl for the awesome picture!
I looked all over our wallpaper folder, and I didn't see a single Rarity one. She wasn't even in any of the multiple-pony ones. Seriously disappointed, guys. We need more Rarity driving Russian tanks and stuff. Steampunk. Something.
Just as a reminder, the preview images are just that- previews. Follow the source link for the full-sized wallpaper, and support the artist.
Wallpapers, half off, after the break.
[Shipping] "This fic is like 1/3 sloppy makeouts. I love it." -Pre-Reader IN ALL CAPS
Description: In an otherworldly night, a sleeper train is making its way back from the frozen north. Sleep, however, is eluding two travelers. One has a hurt that needs to be mended, the other has a dream that must be remembered.
Under the Aurora
Additional Tags: FlutterDash, jousting, responsibility, soppiness ensues