My Little Pony developed by Hasbro debuted as a toy line made for girls back in the 1980's. It was then that in 1981 that the first toy products developed by Bonnie Zacherle, Charles Muenchinger, and Steve D' Aguanno, were produced. These ponies featured colorful manes, bodies, and tails, symbolizing upon their flanks a unique symbol, later known as "cutie marks". Since the toys debut back then the My Little Pony brand has expanded from a toy line revamping to other forms of media, ranging from a TV series with four incarnations, two feature length films, among other product branding. This would go along as include bedding, appeal, house ware, kitchenware, books in the form of comics and regular reading books aimed for all ages, and of course the TV series and toys too!
Where would all of this lead to down the line, 35 years later? Well My Little Pony still being quite popular all thanks to its current generation titled "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic", which debuted in 2010 and now 7 years later, is in its seventh season with over 100 episodes with an all new feature film set for release this October! Taking the same title as the previous feature film that was released in 1986, the My Little Pony The Movie. While the titling may be the same the set of characters and themes and whole set-up is slightly changed between the two generations, out of this total of four in this series.
The "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" series created by Lauren Faust which launched in 2010 as previously mentioned, has become a great success for her, before her departure sometime after the series became successful. Since departing other teamsters joined in and the series has been still going strong, with this movie's release coming forth, loads of promotions are to be made from it of course.
Which brings us back to the branding and product structure for the My Little Pony brand in terms of bedding products go. The Franco Manufacturing Company Inc. had sent me some products for review purposes and them being known for its pillow buddy plush animals did release some of the pony's in plush form years prior, in the case of Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash. They were a hit or miss with the fan base and kids but still enjoyed by a sum of the latter. As the series would grow and form into this new feature film, the Franco Manufacturing Company would continue to do work with Hasbro and My Little Pony, releasing more products, more pillow buddies and bedding in sheet sets, quilts, and comforters for twin and full beds.
This would all tie in nicely with the film's release as a new pillow buddy featuring real life artist and singer SIA made into a pony named Songbird Serenade, would get the pillow buddy treatment, and Rainbow Dash would get a re-issue of herself in an all new format. Each of these plushies standing about 17 inches tall, can stand on their own as well. The fabric used on both are shinny and very soft and pretty well detailed too. A lot of the imaginary on both is embedded upon the pony but the stitching is well processed and looks splendid. A well crafted plushie to be used as a cuddle buddy or pillow of choice. But that's not all that would tie into the film, but bedding would accompany these pillow buddies as well.
One of the items being a plush throw blanket showcases Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie, with the saying "Pony Quest", the blanket showing off this stylish purple tone with the ponies surrounding the blanket with the saying atop the corner left side. It is very soft to the touch and fits twin and full sized beds, if not used otherwise, it is a regular plush blanket to do with as you like to. Next up is another item of bedding that is in the form of a quilt and sham set, the quilt being very detailed and soft to the touch as was the plush blanket. The quilting was done extremely well and the print of the characters shown Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash is superb in quality. Really a well made piece for use on your twin or full sized beds.
Lastly was more bedding as this was a microfiber twin comforter that was soft and sparkly! Yes you heard correctly sparkly, because this bedding was draped in sparkles and glitter! The glitter not the type to come off and onto you though, just glittery designs upon the fabric itself. It also showing off the ponies of Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash and Songbird Serenade. The saying across the top saying "Adventure I Must Go!"
This tie into the film's release with this assortment of bedding items was quite great. The material is well made, strong, soft, and super cuddly! To those owning a king or queen size bed hoping for this to be added to your bedrooms, there will not be one's released, but there is always fabric of My Little Pony, that a little sewing would not hurt to do, to create your own bedding line of items perhaps!
In any case though the My Little Pony The Movie bedding product line from the Franco Manufacturing Company Inc. was a nice treat and well received package of items to enjoy. Surely for me, these ponies will drift me of to dreamland each and every night. If you would like to add any of these items to your own home, then you can find this variety at your local Target if not online as well.
Fly on and soar My Little Pony because you will be here for quite some time more, bringing out the joy and comfort in not just your brand of products, but in the excitement that you bring to many of us across the globe. Let they sleep well in the comfort of these little ponies, the mane 6 the guardians of friendship.