The Friendship Express Hype Train A-Go-Go from The Hub left the station last month, when they announced that they would announce the airdate of
season 3 within a thirty day _ Hopefully this doesn’t constitute the completeness of that, but another clue has come about. This isn’t quite
a complete date, but it’s a more specific window: MLP: FiM season 3 will start airing in November. In a recent Hasbro promotional email, they snuck
in a little tidbit at the end proclaiming this fact. While we still don’t have an exact day, it is after all better than nothing. The logical date
for the specific announcement would be October 11 at the My Little Pony panel at New York Comic Con, and we will be keeping our eyes peeled for
information from that event. ■ [Source: Hasbro E-Mail]
Not news to hardcore pony fanciers, I suppose, but -- hmm, considering that whole Howard Stern thing, maybe "hardcore" isn't the best choice of
Anyway, the third season of our little ponies begins on November 10, 2012.
Equestria Daily posted an article with an exclusive promo
video last week, embedded here for your viewing convenience:
The season opener will be a two-parter about the "Crystal Empire", which presumably correlates with either a new toy line or one they've already
been selling. I'm not into the toys, so I can't be sure about that.
I will say that as much as I love the show, I do worry Hasbro might be tempted to push product placement a little too hard and end up killing the
golden pony, as it were. I certainly understand and respect the reason for making the show in the first place (i.e., to market toys), but one of the
characteristics of the show that makes it so appealing outside its target demographic is that it isn't a hard sell production.
So I'll be watching the new episodes closely, not just because I'm a fan of the show, but also seeking reassurance that in this third season,
Friendship is Magic hasn't lost its magic.
Complete Season One DVD Release Coming December 4, 2012
Fans who prefer their ponies on DVD will be pleased to know that the entire first season will be available in a box set of four discs on December 4.
Fig. 1: Portable ponies.
It's not clear what, if any, extras will be included, but there are unsubstantiated rumors that the set may include some audio commentary
and/or features involving the cast and crew. Absent something official, however, and considering they're putting 26 episodes on 4 discs, it's
probably best to assume a barebones release and be pleasantly surprised if bonus content is added.
The set can be pre-ordered from various online retailers and, suffice it to say, my pre-order has already been placed.
Well, okay. Technically it was time for a death battle over a year ago, but this video from the clever and creative gamers at
ScrewAttack.com has earned its place of honor in the hallowed halls of Timeless Internet Classics:
The video pretty much speaks for itself, but it's worth noting that both the Transformers and My Little Pony toy
lines are owned by Hasbro, and both are featured on Hasbro's Hub cable channel.
So who will survive this grueling trial of mortal combat?
There's only one way to find out.
edit on 11/17/2012 by Majic because: (no reason given)
Fan art for this series already occupies several terabytes of Internet cloud space, and seems to be proliferating at an accelerating rate. The quality
varies from awful to magnificent, but sometimes a piece is just plain funny, and when I saw this on EQD, I couldn't help laughing.
I'm a little concerned about the spoilery nature of this news, though various spoiler warnings have appeared earlier in the thread, and astute
observers of my current avatar might well deduce the obvious. And these are indeed tidings sweeping the ponyverse like wildfire.
It is highly unlikely anyone who follows the show will be unaware of it before long anyway, so if you're first seeing this here, I'll just offer the
following and -- for now, anyway -- let it speak for itself:
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