July 30th marks the start of Friendship Day, and Hasbro is going all out on it with an event taking place over on social media sites. All you need to do is some kind of good deed for the day, then hop online and drop #friendshipisMagic and #FrienditForward on social media talking about it. Hasbro will donate $1 for every one, up to a cap of $50,000 to generationOn
So get to it! Lets make sure they hit that cap.
Below the break, we have a bunch of images from the press event that announced this from The Illustrious Q, primarily merchandise we have posted previously. If you want a refresher though, go check it all out! There are some pretty neat props mixed into the bunch!
[Comedy][Slice of Life]
Description: If Zap apples make such phenomenal jam, why aren’t they used for the Apple family’s other famed delicacy: cider? Apple Bloom wants to know, and dooms all of Ponyville into finding out.Apple Boom
Additional Tags: Zap apples and cider don't mix
Ponies in socks get some celebration with a bizaare video. For whatever reason that one makes me want to listen to Alien Ant Farm or Blink 182. Following that, we have Dragon Quest getting some love with another one of those giant progressive metal tracks. That seems to be the norm now days! And finishing it we have Trance, a genre I haven't seen in brony in forever.
Go get them below!
1.) Luna Ticks - Socks (Vocal - Punk Rock)
2.) KING OF THE HORDE | Original Song by Alexander Engström (Vocal - Metal)
3.) Nicolas Dominique - Forward (Instrumental - Trance)
Tee Public is once again running a giant sale on pony shirts, sweaters, posters, cell phone cases, and whatever else you want in 3000 something designs. They also added a new official artist, who's designs you can see part of up above. There are a bunch more to go with those. Have some links:
Zodiac Pony Shirts
New pony shirts
Most popular pony shirts
In other news, does someone want to ponify the Team Mystic, Valor, and Instinct shirts? I could use some Mystic here. My Pokemon power level is lacking compared to my pony one. They could use a combine!
Some interesting news coming out of the Hasbro press event at SDCC. It sounds like Guardians of Harmony is actually an Amazon exclusive until after September. While some retailers are scooping up stragglers and leaks, these aren't technically available elsewhere until the date passes. After their initial release, they will be available elsewhere. This explains why they seem to difficult to get!
As of right now, Amazon has every single piece listed for pre-order with a September 1st release date, including updates on old listings. If these go as fast as they have been going these past few weeks, chances are they won't have many.
Go get them all below while you can!
The pen and paper pony RPG, Roan, has officially released online as of a few days ago. You may have run into them when we posted their Kickstarter a while back, which managed to clock $6,000 over it's $15,000 Kickstarter goal.
If you are a fan of tabletop games and want to do some steampunky ponyworld stuff, the full 260 page starter manual can be bought over on their website. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into the project. The art in the book alone would be worth way more than they are asking. Hopefully you can all find some fun with it!
Check it out over here!
San Diego Comic con begins today, and as with every year, expect an absolute deluge of news concerning the event. The Illustrious Q wrote up a guide on the entire convention for those attending or interested in what times news might flood out. Needless to say, it's a big year for pony!
The new big toy line this year is Guardians of harmony, and Hasbro came out swinging with an SDCC exclusive. Fluttershy and Discord should be available on the floor if you can brave the massive booth lines, or eventually online. We will get updates posted as they appear on their Hasbro Toy Shop site.
Anyway, time to dive in! Expect pictures of just about every angle. I kinda went a little crazy there this time.
[Sad][Slice of Life]
Author: The Abyss
Description: On the night of her mother's passing, Luna must accept the cold, hard fact that she'll never feel her mother's loving touch again. With no one else to turn to, she finds solace and a much-needed shoulder to cry on with her big sister.Where'd Mommy Go?
Additional Tags: Luna deals with mother's death.
A week ago or so we put up Celestia, Luna and Discord as for sale on Amazon. Now a whole bundle of the toys that we reported on in this article have hit the online marketplace for pre-order! Everything from Rainbow Dash, to massive Spike are now up for grabs with a release date of September 1st, so check the links down below and get yours today!
Thanks to Kataklys for the heads up!
GoH Pinkie Pie
GoH Rainbow Dash
GoH Shining Armor
GoH Twilight Sparkle + Changeling
GoH Cheese Sandwich
GoH Chrysalis and Spike
Toys Spotted: Wonderbolts Brushables at Target, Guardians of Harmony Celestia, Nightmare Moon, and Discord at Gamestopby Sethisto
Surprise! Apparently SDCC dropping these Wonderbolts meant they are now officially released. The packs above were spotted at Target, and the two pack with Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie join them. As always, call first before you make the trip.
And if you are like me and struggling to find a Nightmare Moon that isn't rocketed up to 40 bucks on Amazon, a surprising location is apparently carrying her, Celestia, and Discord. All three were found at a Gamestop store in Pueblo, Colorado.
Thanks to Jeffrey and DrForester for the heads up!