The My Little Pony : The Movie is scheduled to hit theaters this October and what better way to celebrate by announcing Funko’s upcoming release of the Pop! My Little Pony series. Characters from the movie that are being released as Pop! figures will be Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, and Fluttershy. Chase pieces will be Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle. Odds of obtaining a chase piece will be 1 in 6. Hot Topic will also release their own exclusive of Tempest Shadow. Funko My Little Pony Pop!s will release in Fall of 2017!!
About Funko (via Wikipedia)
Funko is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture toys. Funko is most known for producing over 1000 different licensed vinyl figures. In addition, Funko produces licensed plush, bobbleheads, action figures, and licensed electronic items such as USB drives, lamps, and headphones.
Founded in 1998 by Frank Malone, the company was originally conceived by Mike Becker as a small project to bring back various low-tech, nostalgia-themed toys in the high-tech world of today. Funko’s first manufactured bobblehead was of the restaurant advertising icon Big Boy.
Sold in 2005, Funko LLC is now headed by Brian Mariotti as president. Since 2005, the company has increased the scope of unique toy lines, and has signed licensing deals with Marvel, DC Comics, WWE, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Hasbro, CBS, Fox, Warner Bros, Disney, HBO, Peanuts, BBC, NFL, Ubisoft, NBCUniversal, Cartoon Network, 2K Games, Bethesda Games, and many more. Funko products now have worldwide distribution. According to Mariotti, “We were in the $40 million range for revenue [in 2013] — and $28 million of that was from Pop figures alone.” In 2015, Funko added Mopeez, Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, Vinyl Vixens, and Super Deluxe vinyl to their existing lines.
About My Little Pony the Movie (via Wikipedia)
My Little Pony: The Movie is an upcoming 2017 Canadian–American animated musical fantasy film based on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which was developed as part of the 2010 re-launch of the My Little Pony franchise by Hasbro. The film is directed by Jayson Thiessen and based on a screenplay co-written by Meghan McCarthy, both Friendship Is Magic veterans. It stars the series’ regular voice cast of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, and Cathy Weseluck, with guest performances by Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, and Zoe Saldana.
The film is produced by Allspark Pictures and DHX Media, with animation created using Toon Boom Harmony. It is scheduled to be released theatrically on October 6, 2017 in the United States by Lionsgate.