Bert and Ernie. Lucy and Ethel. Laverne & Shirley. What do all of these legendary BFF’s have in common with the likes of us geeks?
My Little Pony…or they will soon, thanks to Hasbro!
In honor of International Friendship Day, the company will be using My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic as a vehicle to celebrate by releasing five sets of special edition pony figures depicting some of entertainment’s most famous pairs of best friends as ponies. The sets include Transformers (Bumblebee & Optimus Prime), I Love Lucy (Lucy Ricardo & Ethel Mertz), Clueless (Cher & Dionne), Laverne & Shirley (Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney), and another timeless childhood classic, Sesame Street (Bert & Ernie).
In conjunction with the release of these figures, Hasbro has also utilized the popularity of the My Little Pony franchise to team with the youth division of Points of Light, generationOn, launching a global service campaign that uses the Mane Six to teach children about helping others, encouraging children and their families to celebrate friendship through acts of kindness and the power of volunteer work in their schools, neighborhoods, and local community.
If you’d like more information on the outreach project, as well as how to get involved, you can visit their website. To get in on the conversation on Instagram and Twitter, just use the hashtag #MLPFriendshipDay.