This just in from Aurora:
“12 New Ponies Hit Shelves January 2015 Growing Aurora’s Total Collection To More Than 50 Ponytastic Styles
Los Angeles – January 5, 2015 – Leading plush toy, gift and doll manufacturer Aurora World Inc.® today announced its award-winning MY LITTLE PONY plush collection of more than 50 styles gets a sparkling addition for 2015. Aurora’s 12 new ponies feature styled, “brush-able” hair with glistening, mylar accents, adding to one of the largest, MY LITTLE PONY soft toy collections in the toy and gift industry. PINKIE PIE, RAINBOW DASH, APPLEJACK, RARITY, FLUTTERSHY, PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE, PRINCESS LUNA and SPIKE THE DRAGON highlight Aurora’s diverse offering that already includes seated and standing plush, jumbo plush, keychain “clip-ons” and pony carriers.
“We strive to be a one-stop-shop for high-quality, high-value, distinct plush and styles that stay true to the MY LITTLE PONY characters,” says Michael Kessler, Aurora’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. Aurora also offers various MY LITTLE PONY merchandising programs that include full signage and display racks designed to increase sales at retail. “Aurora will continue to expand its diverse MY LITTLE PONY plush collection to meet growing market demand.” says Kessler. MY LITTLE PONY is one of Aurora’s best selling licenses in a portfolio that includes thousands of “everyday” and seasonal plush toys and dolls.
Aurora’s 12 new styles feature six characters — PINKIE PIE, RAINBOW DASH, APPLEJACK, RARITY, FLUTTERSHY and PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE — in the popular size (6.5”) and all new medium size (13”); all ages — SRP: $8 and $29.50, respectively. Earlier this year, Aurora’s MY LITTLE PONY – PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE won a “Seal of Excellence (Plush Toys Category)” from Creative Child Magazine.”
So… what do you think? Do you like the brushable hair better? The Aurora Plush Pony quality is wonderful and I like that they will have brushable hair much like the G1 Hasbro Softies. I approve!