FIANLY I could get near Star Wars where the big news is STAR WARS COMMAND, essentially a LINE OF STAR WARS TOY SOLDIERS. As in a big bag of storm troopers or whatever. I would totally love to trip over these late at night as I went to the toilet.
The other big big Star Wars news, leading into the new movie, is Star Wars Rebels, a new cartoon airing on Disney XD this fall. It’s set between episodes III and IV and follows a ragtag gang of rebels—the crew of the space ship Ghost—who fight the Empire. The main bad guy is called The Inquisitor, above. Greg Weisman is involved so that’s promising.
I could not get enough of these Star Wars toy soldiers!
Random shot of some legacy Marvel action figures. Jack Kirby and Herb Trimpe FTW.
On to My Little Pony! You will be able to buy various pony parts and make your own ponies.
You will be able to buy hats and backpacks.
This new line focuses on extreme HAIR for the ponies.
Here is the best pony of all, one wearing a mustache mask, even though mustaches are so 2013.
I repeat, MY LITTLE PONY IN A MUSTACHE MASK. And high heels!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.