Gosh it is so sad to see a thread so empty where OP replies to themselves. Did they make a custom G1 style pony just as merch for the show? What?! And they call that AppleJack? Urm… Is AppleJack a pokemon because that like being a shiney.
Sorta surprised regular /mlp/ didn't talk about this when the episode hit. I watched it a while back and noted the back pack when it hit the floor and was chuckling like "omg really, mlp", but then really was like "OMFG" with the whole 'MlP theory' scene.
So we all nerds now?