Seems like Hasbro outside of the United States knows how to merchandise towards this community, or is at least more aware of us (ask any of the Euro fans). Seems a company from Australia by the name of Madman is producing a multile disc DVD Box Set of Friendship is Magic, Season 1. Far as sources knows there are no extras, and the boxset is kind of something you have to build (you buy Volume 1 with the box set, and then the rest of the volumes can be put into the box, no combo package of all of them + the box).
But be warned, its a Region 4 DVD, which means for North America and Europe, you’re more or less out of luck. I’m sure with some research though, I would assume you can get a computer DVD player to play foreign regions, or you can just order a Region 4 DVD player off eBay, its your choice.
DVD Region 4
- South & Central America
- The Caribbean
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Oceania Region
Each volume is going to retail for about 20 AUD, the boxset which includes Volume 1 will be 30 AUD. All volumes come in 5.1 Surround Sound. All volumes are 132 minutes (or 6 episodes).
And then over in the land of beer and my relatives we have My Little Pony: Freudschaff ist Magie, Folge 1 or FiM Episode 1 for Germany. This DVD is currently in pre-order status over on Amazon.de and comes in at the cost of 8.99 Eur. This DVD is only 3 episodes long (The two pilot episodes and I think Ticket Master, google translator is calling the first two “A contract of Princess Celestia” and episode 3 “A Friend’s Not Easy”.
Also available and on pre-order status is MLP:FiM – Das Original-Horspiel Zur Tv-Serie or well, an audio CD. I’m not sure if this is music or possibly story telling, as there is hardly a description on the article. This can also be found on Amazon.de here.
Update: Seems Volume 2 is also up for pre-sale here on Amazon.de and is another 3 episode disc. Thanks to LockeStockeandBaryl in the comments for pointing that out.
And for us in North America…well nothing. Checking the latest news from Shout Factory, no mention of the next DVD that will be released, though if you’re interested they’re currently holding a contest, grand prize is a copy of the DVD, The Friendship Express (7 pieces, so it must be the whole thing) and MLP: Twinkle Wish Adventure DVD (cause its haunting their warehouse). Details can be found here.