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MegaBloks Episode 4: Sabotage Quest now available

The latest episode of the MegaBloks Toymation series is now available to watch! We mentioned the MegaBloks Toymation series when it launched, and several episodes have been introduced since then. It seems that orc warrior Ragerock is intent on laying siege to Stormwind Castle, and somewhere along the line, he's made a deal with the Lich King. Will paladin Colton and his Alliance friends be able to stave the assault? Only time will tell.

As a silly side series, it's quite apparent that this little adventure in toy animation is not a lore feature, nor is it canon -- after all, the Lich King wouldn't really ally with orcs so much as murder them and use their corpses for his hideous rampaging army of undead. It's less "serious story" and more along the lines of what a kid would dream up while playing with his toys. That said, it's entertaining in its own fashion, and also the sort of thing that kids would probably enjoy quite a bit -- I plan to show it to my nephews at some point, because I'm sure they'll get a kick out of rampaging orcs and rockets flying through the air.

You can watch the latest episode above, and if you've missed any episodes so far, they are all available for viewing on MegaBloks' official Youtube page.


Filed under: News items

MegaBloks introduces World of Warcraft Toymation series

MegaBloks doesn't just make cool toys -- they make cool animated projects, too! Episode one of the new series just launched on MegaBloks' official Youtube channel. The series will tell the tale of Colton the human paladin as he journeys through Azeroth in search of powerful and highly sought treaures. But Colton and his party aren't the only ones out for treasure. Orc warrior Ragerock and his gang of Horde members are ruthlessly pursuing Colton and his little band. Who will come out on top?

The animation for the series is done with figures from the MegaBloks toy line, reminiscent of the stop-motion toy animation found in children's television programming, or more notorioiusly, series like Robot Chicken. This is only part one in the series, but you can follow the official Warcraft Megabloks site or Facebook fan page for more updates as they are released.


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Watch the first World of Warcraft Mega Bloks commercial

World of Warcraft Mega Bloks hit store shelves back in August, but Mega Bloks has only just revealed the first commercial for the product lineup. The commercial, which you can watch above, shows off the currently available sets, including Deathwing's Stormwind Assault and Goblin Zeppelin Ambush.

If you're curious as to the quality of the products, WoW Insider has previously previewed the Goblin Zeppelin Ambush set, which should tell you what you need to know.

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Mega Bloks offer 10% off to celebrate Mists launch!

Mega Bloks offer 10% off to celebrate Mists launch!
In celebration of the launch of Mists of Pandaria, Mega Bloks have been kind enough to inform us that for a limited period they are offering 10% off on all purchases of World of Warcraft Mega Bloks sets with a spend of $50 or more.

To get this offer, you need to head over to coupons.com and grab the coupon, then get shopping for Mega Blocks and build your own Theramore scenario with as many opening quests as you like!

If you're wondering what these Mega Bloks things are all about, WoW Insider's very own Alex Ziebart recently wrote a complete account of his construction of a fairly awesome goblin zeppelin, rather similar to the one that dropped the mana bomb on Theramore. And back in July, we had a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Mega Bloks creative process, as well as a preview of the first season of Mega Bloks sets!



Filed under: Arts and Crafts

Mega Bloks: Goblin Zeppelin Ambush hands-on

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Can you guess what happens when you lose your digital camera the night before you receive a preview set of the newly released World of Warcraft Mega Bloks? If you guessed the preview gets delayed by two weeks while you desperately search for your camera before breaking down and buying a new one, you're right!

The most common gripe people seem to have with World of Warcraft licensed Mega Bloks isn't an actual critique of the product -- it's the fact that people want LEGOs rather than Mega Bloks. The comparison is unavoidable, and even this hands-on contains a bit of it. But after having played around with this set for some time, and equipped with experience with LEGOs since I was a child, the comparison between the two companies feels increasingly inappropriate.

Yes, both companies produce toy building blocks, but the goals of the two products feel different. To me personally, it feels that the goal of LEGOs is to build, whereas the goal of Mega Bloks is to play. There's overlap in these activities, the creativity of building is absolutely an aspect of play, but the two products approach the activity from two different directions. They just happen to meet somewhere in the middle.

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Mega Bloks wants fans to channel their inner Thrall

Mega Bloks has a well-known partnership with Blizzard to produce buildable block sets based on the Warcraft and StarCraft franchises. It kicked off this relationship at BlizzCon with a life-size Thrall statue made out of Mega Bloks, allowing fans to pose with the blocky former Warchief of the Horde. Now, Mega Bloks is asking fans to "channel their inner Thrall" for a chance to win a life-size Doomhammer made out of Mega Bloks. You can enter right now by submitting a photo with one (or more, ostensibly) of the following conditions:
  • Pose like Thrall (Stand proud, warrior!)
  • Pose as Thrall (cosplay)
  • Pose with Thrall (BlizzCon statue, figure, etc.)
Then ask your friends, guildies and coworkers to vote for your photo when it appears on the contest page. You can also vote for your favorite one (mine is, of course, our good friend Orkchop's) while you're there. The contest ends in a week, though, so you should probably enter it soon if you want to get your hands on that Doomhammer!

Filed under: Blizzard, Contests

Win a Mega Bloks Thrall figure from WoW Insider

Visitors to BlizzCon 2011 got an exclusive lil' Thrall figure courtesy of Mega Bloks, and if you didn't make it to the con, then you might not ever get this particular mini-World-Shaman -- that is, of course, unless you get one from WoW Insider! We happen to have five Thrall figures to give away to lucky readers. For a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on this post by Friday, Nov. 11 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

There are a few rules, of course! You can only enter once, and make sure you have a valid email address attached to your profile, since that's how we'll get hold of you if you win. Only legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) can enter, and you have to be 18 years of age or older. See the complete official rules for details.

Filed under: Contests, BlizzCon

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