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Thursday, February 02 2017 00:12

K'NEX Launches My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Tinkertoy Sets...

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This fall, the world of Equestria transforms into a whole new realm of play as K’NEX Brands introduces TINKERTOY building sets inspired by the popular animated series MY LITTLE PONY : Friendship is Magic. Announced ahead of Toy Fair International in New York, these new sets are created under license to K'NEX by Hasbro, and will bring the main characters and locations from My Little Pony into the Tinkertoy building system. Check out details on the new My Little Pony Tinkertoy collection, hitting retail this fall...

mlprarityPony Pals Assortment #1: RARITY Building Set - RARITY, possibly the most beautiful and fashionable unicorn you’ve ever seen, prances off the screen and into your living room in this new MY LITTLE PONY building set! Kids can use the 14 TINKERTOY pieces to build a part of the Carousel Boutique, including RARITY and her vanity. And everypony knows RARITY loves her hair, so as a bonus we’ve added a comb to this set! Suggested retail price is $12.99. Ages 3+. Available Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy stores nationwide.

mlpapplePony Pals Assortment #1: APPLEJACK Building Set - Get your hooves dirty with APPLEJACK in this MY LITTLE PONY building set. Featuring 11 TINKERTOY pieces, fans can build APPLEJACK and her apple cart. Then, with the 2 included apples onboard, set out on a Ponyville adventure to sell her apples to everypony! Suggested retail price is $12.99. Ages 3+. Available Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy stores nationwide.

mlpflutterPony Pals Assortment #1: FLUTTERSHY Building Set - Gentle and kind, FLUTTERSHY flies off the television screen in this adorable MY LITTLE PONY building set! Featuring a buildable FLUTTERSHY figure, this set includes 11 TINKERTOY pieces that build out a scene featuring Angel, her bunny companion, and a tree swing! Suggested retail price is $12.99. Ages 3+. Available Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy stores nationwide.

mlprainbowRAINBOW DASH & Cloudsdale Building Set - Flying FAST into the MY LITTLE PONY offering is this fantastic RAINBOW DASH and Cloudsdale Building Set. With 36 TINKERTOY parts and pieces, this Cloudsdale themed set includes a buildable RAINBOW DASH pony and Cloudsdale scene featuring a spin ride, rainbow slide, and cloud accessories. Full color, easy to follow instructions feature 3 building ideas and allows for endless building potential. Models can be built one at a time. Suggested retail price is $24.99 each. Ages 3+. Available Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy stores nationwide.

PINKIE PIE & Sweet Shop Building Set - Get ready to celebrate with PINKIE PIE in this MY LITTLE PONY building set. Use the over 60 included TINKERTOY pieces to build PINKIE PIE and her Sweet Shop.

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Then, bake and sell 3 cupcakes in the included oven and cupcake stand. Or bring your treats to the party with the cupcake cart! Full color, easy to follow instructions feature 3 building ideas and allows for endless building potential. Models can be built one at a time. Suggested retail price is $39.99 each. Ages 3+. Available Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy stores nationwide.

mlpcanterlotTWILIGHT SPARKLE & Canterlot Castle Building Set - Equestria awaits as you build your very own multi-level Canterlot Castle with this MY LITTLE PONY themed TINKERTOY building set. Set features 2 buildable figures - TWILIGHT SPARKLE and SPIKE, and includes a working swing and easy to lift elevator! With 98 parts and pieces, there is endless building potential. Full color, easy to follow instructions features 3 building ideas and allows for endless building potential. Models can be built one at a time. Suggested retail price is $49.99 each. Ages 3+. Available Fall 2017 on knex.com and at toy stores nationwide.

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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