MY LITTLE PONY Gallops into Build-A-Bear Workshop
Company introduces make-your-own PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH based on
the popular MY LITTLE PONY brand
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Workshop®, the interactive entertainment retailer of
customizable stuffed animals, is bringing the magic and friendship of
the MY LITTLE PONY brand to Guests everywhere with a collection of
characters under license from Hasbro, Inc. Arriving April 1, PINKIE PIE
and RAINBOW DASH ($24 each) will be available at Build-A-Bear Workshop
stores throughout North America and online at buildabear.com®.
The first ever make-your-own MY LITTLE PONY plush allows Guests to
engage with these iconic characters in new and exciting ways at
Build-A-Bear Workshop and uniquely personalize PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW
DASH like never before.
Arriving April 1, PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH ($24 each) will be available at Build-A-Bear Workshop stores throughout North America and online at buildabear.com(R). (Photo: Business Wire)
"We know our Guests, from all generations, love the MY LITTLE PONY
characters and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Hasbro to bring
PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH to Build-A-Bear Workshop," said Maxine
Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear. "Moms
remember this brand from childhood — and now they can share the
nostalgia, friendship, and fun with their own kids."
Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide will be celebrating the arrival
of this dynamic duo with a series of special events from April 1 through
April 7. Guests and associates will be encouraged to dress up in their
favorite MY LITTLE PONY fashions. Additionally, while making a MY LITTLE
PONY friend, Guests can take a pony personality quiz, recite the pony
promise, and learn how to style their pony's hair with a special hair
care brochure. The bright and colorful manes on PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW
DASH allow kids to engage in imaginative play with the ponies. PINKIE
PIE has signature pink locks and RAINBOW DASH has a multi-colored mane
that can be brushed, combed and braided with an exclusive MY LITTLE PONY
hairbrush ($3), available only at Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Guests can dress PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH in their signature capes
($13.50) or a variety of other fashions to create the perfect look,
MY LITTLE PONY skirt outfit ($12.50)
Knight costume ($15.00).
MY LITTLE PONY theme song ($6) that can be added to any stuffed animal
Hair extensions ($4.00)
Rainbow skates ($6.00)
"Friendship is at the heart of the MY LITTLE PONY brand and we are
thrilled to offer fans of all ages a whole new way to create their own
friendship stories with PINKIE PIE and RAINBOW DASH at Build-A-Bear
Workshop," said Samantha Lomow, SVP Global Marketing.
The MY LITTLE PONY brand has brought fun, friendship & joy to millions
of kids of all ages around the globe. The "My Little Pony: Friendship
is Magic" animated series is created by Hasbro Studios and is
currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the United States, and can be
seen globally in over 170 countries.
About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an
interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment
experience. There are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores
worldwide, including company-owned stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico,
Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchise stores in Europe,
Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and South America.
Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in
interactive retail. Brands include make-your-own Major League Baseball®
mascot in-stadium locations, and Build-A-Dino® stores.
Build-A-Bear Workshop extends its in-store interactive experience online
with its award winning virtual world website at bearville.com™.
The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®
list for the fifth year in a row in 2013. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:
BBW) posted total revenue of $394.4 million in fiscal 2011. For more
information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit the company's
award-winning website at buildabear.com®.
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Build-A-Bear Workshop® and that when referencing the process
of making stuffed animals you use the word "make" not "build".
Build-A-Bear Workshop is our well-known trade name and our registered
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Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling
the fundamental need for play for children and families through creative
expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including
TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING,
NERF, LITTLEST PET SHOP and G.I. JOE. From toys and games, to television
programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive
licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with
innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and
formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and
produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the
world, and for the U.S. on The Hub TV Network, part of a multi-platform
joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:
DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate
social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to
build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to
positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every
year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the
"World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate
Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
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Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
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