Derpy News abstains from wagering its reputation on mere rumors, and forum posts by a single, relatively new member none of us knew was insufficient confirmation. Now, however, two anonymous but trustworthy sources, at least one of them involved with the show, have confirmed the information to some extend, so we decided that we can hazard this report.
On January 21, 2014, the MLP Forums user idlemichael started a thread titled “New stuff at the London Toy Fair,” in which he described his impressions from the Toy Fair (January 21–23). He was barred from taking pictures as it is commonly the case at such fairs.
He describes some toys that we’ve seen before, among them the Rainbow Power toy line, but also one where you can mix and match pony body parts, probably in a similar fashion as with the Marvel toys that were advertised in a commercial break during the last episode.
Then he goes on to mention Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks.
The HUGE push though? The new Equestria Girls movie, Rainbow Rocks. The girls are back and performing in a battle of the bands – each come with their own instruments, and Pinkie has a drum kit! There’s a big stage for them to perform on, and loads of other characters will be released for the movie too. Best one? DJ Pon-3, who has a car! With the windshield that looks like sunglasses! That can be removed so you can wear them!
In another thread the same user added the following.
The film is seemingly coming. I spent the day at the Toy Fair in London where they were heavily pushing Equestria Girls 2 – Twilight heads back to the mirror world and the girls put a musical group together. The apparent title is Rainbow Rocks (as that’s what their backdrop was on the stage set for the toys). No more information at all, just a short loop of footage running endlessly of a dance routine that’s in the movie. Pinkie will be playing the drums!
And that’s it! There’s a whole range of new toys including a DJ Pon-3 car, which I assume is also going to be in the film. When will we see this all though? No idea. Sometime this year though.
It has to be pointed out that the independent confirmations we’ve received do not extend to every detail of these descriptions. If you should become aware of any other citable sources, please submit them or link them in the comments.
Further confirmation may be that the “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks” toys that we reported on in October are starting to show up on Amazon too, viz. Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash.
The book Equestria Girls 2 that we reported on in November is set to be released as early as April, so the plot is unlikely to mirror that of the movie.