Everypony must bend to the sands of time. Even Twilight Sparkle.
Hasbro’s latest array of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives have been heavily leaning into some classic toy nostalgia.
So far we’ve had everything from a Kenner-inspired Boba Fett to an Optimus Prime/Ghostbusters mashup, but Gizmodo can now exclusively reveal another nostalgia-strings-tugging exclusive of a… let’s say more glittery sort.
This year’s My Little Pony offering at the convention will be a two-pack celebration of the franchise’s evolution from its classic roots to the art style championed by Friendship Is Magic today, revitalising the denizens of Equestria for a whole new legion of pony-loving fans.
Focusing on the character of Twilight, or Twilight Sparkle, as she goes by today, the two-pack includes 3″ tall figures, one a retro homage to the character’s original design and the other a more modern figure based on her current form.
The retro Twilight, beyond the classic MLP form factor, is rendered in a pearlized plastic to emphasise the incandescent ‘80s glamor, with hair stylings to match. Meanwhile, the modern Twilight Sparkle figure has rooted hair, and a special metallic cutie mark.
If that wasn’t enough Pony goodness, the retro-inspired packaging is double-sided, so you can choose to either display it highlighting the original Twilight or the current Twilight Sparkle!
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My Little Pony Through the Years’ Twilight Sparkle two-pack will cost $US20 ($29), and will only be available at Hasbro’s booth in San Diego.
A limited quantity will be made available through Hasbro Pulse after the convention has ended. Unfortunately, Hasbro Pulse doesn’t offer Australian shipping – but then again, there’s always ways around that particular problem.