Over the week there has been a few things cropped up news & merchandise wise that we didn’t post as a stand alone article. So as always, here is your Morning Edition.
Tara Strong announced for Dragon Con
Tara Strong began her professional acting career at the age of thirteen, performing in Toronto’s Yiddish Theater. She booked several tv and film roles and her first animated series, voicing the title role of Hello Kitty. By the age of sixteen, she had a lead in a sit-com, and voiced more than twenty animated series, as well as several musical theater and TV and film roles. She moved to Los Angeles in 1994, and worked on Party of Five, National Lampoon’s Senior Trip, Touched by an Angel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and several other guest roles.
She has enjoyed a very successful voice over career including, Bubbles in The Power Puff Girls, Timmy in The Fairly Odd Parents, Dil in Rugrats, Raven onTeen Titans, Batgirl, Chowder, Transformers, Drawn Together, Ben 10, Melody in the sequel to The Little Mermaid, and many more. She was nominated for an EMMY for her role in Jakers. She can currently be seen on camera as the teacher, Miss Collins, on Nickelodeon’s hit show Big Time Rush. Tara is extremely excited to step into the fabulous shoes of Harley Quinn in the hit game Arkham City and is also excited about her role as Twilight Sparkle on the hit show My Little Pony. Tara is anxiously awaiting the premiere for the highly anticipated new FOX series, Napoleon Dynamite where she plays various character roles.
Katie Cook & Andy Price @ The Cincinnati Comic Expo
If you haven’t heard the names before, well they are the creative team behind IDW’s upcoming My Little Pony comic book series. Fans have had a bunch of questions, and of course worry that its going to be a different world than what the show is, but both Ms. Cook and Mr. Price have stated they are fans of the show like the rest of us, and plan on producing a comic book that runs with the same theme as the show. The comic itself is due out sometime in November and will primarily be available in comic book stores.
So if you’re going to be at the Cincinnati Comic Expo this September 21st through the 23rd, you can check out the comic book duo.
Lyra, Trixie & Other Royal Wedding Figures spotted in New Zealand
As per title. They’re showing up here in New Zealand in the warehouse (sporadically), farmers, and surprisingly, toyworld, which has them on a 2 for 1 special at the moment.
They appear to be bundling up the older stock as well to get rid of it, first we had a huge lot of brushables being paired together and sold 2 for 1, now we’ve got story packs including applebloom and scootaloo’s shop (or something), rainbow dash’s camping trip, among others being sold similarly as 2 in one pack, despite not appearing in stores previously here.
Oh and that old cardboard canterlot castle playset thing, with the shine bright twilight and other random pony is also now at farmers for $30.
Still no word sign of new blind bags though, we’re still on wave 1.
– Alex Strange
Blue Wave Blind Bags , FYE & White Celestia on Taobao
I guess the “Blue Wave” is Wave 5 in the Blind Bag series and apparently they are cropping up in random places. Over in Euroland there has been reports from Germany that a few fans got their hands on some, while over here in the US via Michigan’s Meijer stores seem to also have them. No further reports about them appearing in any other US store though.
Also if you have an FYE store near you there has been a few people who have claimed the chain is now carrying the blind bags. A few of us are planning to check out local FYE stores.
And then finally over on Taobao, the White Celestia figure that is coming out this fall has been spotted in the auctions.
I want to say that we’ve reported on this before, but I’m personally utterly confused on the Blind Bags, what wave is what and how has it so far. Wave 5 aka Blue Wave seems to be hitting the shelves over in Euroland. Seems at least one place here in the US has them, Meijer’s in Michigan. (Source: EqD)
There has also been reports that FYE (For Your Entertainment) is also carrying blind bags, no idea what wave or color though, and truthfully no real confirmed reports yet, I still have to check our local one out.
And then over on the Taobao website, the white Celestia figure has been spotted for sale (here). The figure is due out with the fall line, but its basically become tradition to find them on Taobao’s website a month or two in advance. Be warned though that these figures are probably the ones which did not meet the quality control’s approval, as our own editor Spazz ordered an SDCC Derpy from the site, got the figure with the exception it had some marks on it that probably will not buff out. As you can see in the picture of Celestia her royal boots are not painted. Also note the figure is based off of this figure and not the one we’ve all seen where you push her cutie mark and she talks about her wings.
Old News is Old, Listverse’s Top 10 Background Characters
Never heard of the site, but it seems Derpy was choosen as #4 in their Top 10 Background Characters, joining fellow background characters like The Ice Cream Maker Guy from Star Wars, Figwit of Lord of the Rings, and every Simpson character ever created. The list can be found here.
Madman Entertainment’s DVD Series releases Volume 3, Volume 4 Available for Pre-Order
The third volume of Madman’s Season 1 My Little Pony set is now available and found here on their website. Volume 3 is the last volume of the collector’s box set which I’ll actually be posting a quick review of the product since they sent us one. Volume 4 is also available for pre-order with a release date of October 3rd.
Remember that this is a Region 4 series, which means you basically have to be in Australia or New Zealand (and a few other random places in the world) with a Region 4 DVD player to view it.
Now, it is possible to watch these on your computer. But there is a major catch. Somewhere some international law restricts you from switching your DVD drive’s region setting multiple times, so you are restricted to switching the regional setting only four times. Whatever you pick on the 4th time, is what your DVD drive will be set to, forever. This is something built into the hardward of your DVD drive, so reformatting or re-installing your operating system will do nothing. You will have to buy a new DVD drive (or start buying DVDs for whatever region you got stuck on).
Good if you plan on buying the box set just to add to your pony swag collection and want to view it at least once, bad if you want to watch it all the time.