Classic AJ
by =GirGrunny

If you have ordered the Enterplay MLP Trading Cards from ToyWiz.com, seems the orders are being shipped out today. Thanks to DCJoeDog who sent us an e-mail yesterday about a tweet to ToyWiz about the cards, who replied that the cards were arriving yesterday, and then another e-mail to confirm they received a tracking order.

And if you haven’t really looked at the cards, we’ve collected information that was given to Equestria Daily on several facts about the cards, including a ten card preview.

Unrelated to the trading cards (but since I noticed them while check ToyWiz for the card ordering links) I see there are now three figure sets up for pre-order. These are the figures we saw early which includes Granny Smith, Gilda, and Spitfire.

 


ToyWiz.com MLP Trading Card Sets

The Enterplay Trading Card set has been produced aimed towards this community, as several artists from the community were hired by Enterplay to produce most if not all the cards. Each pack contains 4 cards, one which always will be a show location, and another a sweepstakes card), 1 foil/standee and a pony tattoo. In total there are 137 cards with a total of 12 tattoos (6 are cutie marks), 9 Pop Up Steendees, 84 Base Collectable Cards and 32 Foil Cards.

The Sweepstakes cards have an online code you can input for a chance to win one of 500 autographed cards, or a complete set of the series.

The cards were pre-released at Bronycon.

In the future there will also be a giant folder for collectors to hold their cards. A preview of this was on display at Bronycon, seen in the above right picture. The giant sheet on the left was a donation to the Bronycon Charity Auction from Enterplay.

And then thanks to Equestria Daily who got some insider information, I believe from the individuals from the community who worked on the cards. We attempted to get some information from Enterplay themselves but never got a reply back (guess they’re not fans of free advertising). So below is the 10 day preview EqD had before Bronycon.

 
 
 

 At the heart of these cards is a spirit of cooperation, not just between Enterplay and the fandom consultants, but also between the three consultants ourselves. The two of us collaborated on this card and we’re particularly proud of it, because the language is lively, bouncy, and fun, AND we managed to get the words “Carrot Top” and “bonbons” in the description! We’re really glad Lyra made it into the set, because she’s a favorite background gag pony of ours, and she’s a really beautiful one as well. Here’s hoping Lyra gets more screen time and speaking lines in Season 3!

 

 “‘Apple Fritter, Apple Bumpkin, Red Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Caramel Apples, Apple Strudel, Apple Tart, Baked Apples, Apple Brioche, Apple Cinnamon Crisp, Big Macintosh, Apple Bloom, and Granny Smith. Up’n’at’em, Granny, we got guests!’ … A couple of the cards just wrote themselves!”

 

 First off, this is an example of a sweepstakes card. Each has a unique code to enter online to see if you’ve won, with prizes like complete sets of the cards or cards autographed by the voice talent! As for the content of the Location cards, each one has a list of residents, the ponies and other folks that you would most likely see there. For the Day Spa this list is Rarity, Fluttershy, and the two spa ponies. And what does the card say you can get at the Day Spa? A mud rub, a seaweed wrap, a pony-pedi… and a “Lotus & Aloe” herbal soak? Eeyup!

 

 Lots of the fun in writing these cards came from trying to make the product work for the “target audience” and bronies alike. And what’s one thing everyone loves? References, and Angel’s card is a great example! In less than 500 characters we managed to give a quick description of who Angel is while also sprinkling in specific references to lines in May the Best Pet Win, Hurricane Fluttershy, and A Bird in the Hoof. Keep an eye out for plenty of such references throughout the set!

 
 

 Most of the cards in the set are for reading and collecting, like characters, locations, and scenes. Standees are an exception: with some strategic bending you get a pop-up standee of a pony to display wherever you want. Or have tea parties with. Or you could use them as props for home movies! Anyway, there’s one for each of the Cutie Mark Crusaders dressed in their rock ballad costume, and each of the mane six in Carousel Boutique fashions.

 

 Oh, look at him, he’s so fabulous!  We knew we wanted to include Steven Magnet on account of his unusual fan following, but were fairly sure Hasbro wouldn’t jump for the fan name; hence why we pitched him as ‘Sea Serpent’.  The description lulls you into believing it is straight from the show…but then: ‘A magnetic personality’?  How did that get there? Oh yeah, bronies.  In the spirit of the show, I think you’ll find our fan references are subtle enough to be funny to those ‘in-the-know’, but not so blatant as to distract from the canonical essence of the cards.

If you are pondering what the backside of these “double background pony” cards has to offer, there are also some pictures.

DJ Pon-3 and Octavia may both be at the top of their musical games, but their careers are very, very different! You can find Octavia at the garden parties and galas performing prim and proper classical music on her cello. On the other hoof, DJ Pon-3 feels at home behind her turntable, laing down sick beats and wearing her trademark sunglasses. Are these two bitter rivals, or are they long time friends? Will they ever perform a duet? Only time will tell.

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There’s two in every crowd! Lyra Heartstrings is an excitable pony often seen bouncing and grinning at the back of the herd or lilling in the park sharing bonbons with Golden Harvest, her PFF. Golden Harvest earned the nickname Carrot Top because carrots are always on her mind. These two ponies can be found all over Equestria, enjoying various activities like jumping across rooftops, running from buffalo, and joining in musical numbers!

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Would you want to be the mayor of a town that is attacked by parasprites, dragons and Cerberus, all at the drop of a hat? This Mayor happily serves her citizens, armed with inspirational speeches the likes of which Ponyville has never seen! And who is her official town timekeeper? Time Turner, the pony responsible for keeping Ponyville’s clocks in sync, setting the hourglass for cider competitions, and pretty much all things timey wimey.

It was also noted by the submitted of the Mayor / Time Turner picture (NinJay) that Timey Wimey is a shout out to the Doctor Who series, as in the fandom Time Turner is known as Doctor Whooves (Hooves).

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  • StereoPony454

    Pre-ordered the cards awhile back, looking forward to getting those in the mail. And pre-ordered the PVC’s a couple days ago, think its kind a meh how Toywiz scalps prices for popular stuff (like the Cloudsdale set) but meh thats the net for yea, and at least there not as bad as some of the people who sale stuff on Amazon & Ebay, lol.

    But yeah, more pony sway to buy, always a good thing.

    • I want to buy a Rarity foil card from BroNYcon off eBay but the prices there are ridiculous. I want to pay a fair price, but 200 PLUS dollars is just robbery. Somepony sell me one for like 30 bucks. PLEASE!!!

      • I have two of those cards but they are damaged due to carelessness. I’m keeping them as priceless relics.

  • Spazz

    In before the PC Police complain about Granny Smith’s walker and we never see her again.

  • Hawaii Brony

    I just saw these recently at target, walmart, and kmart. I was wondering what they were about and what the “lucky factor” was in getting rare or uncommon cards in packs. Thanks for the info and pics to show how they look too.