Mega Bloks Construction Sets Based on the Immensely Popular World of
Warcraft® and StarCraft® Game Universes to Debut in Summer 2012
MONTREAL, June 13, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - MEGA Brands Inc. (TSX: MB)
announced today that it has entered into a multi-year international
licensing partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software, to develop construction toys
based on Blizzard's popular Warcraft® and StarCraft® franchises.
Mega Bloks has achieved remarkable success translating gaming content
into innovative and entertaining toys for kids and collectors alike.
The first-ever construction toy sets from this partnership will be
based on the iconic locations, characters, and vehicles from World of Warcraft® and StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™. The Mega Bloks licensed product offerings will make their retail debut
worldwide in Summer 2012.
"We're proud and thrilled to enter into a partnership with Blizzard
Entertainment, the world leader in creating epic online game
franchises," said Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer of MEGA
Brands. "The depth of content in World of Warcraft and StarCraft will fuel years of fun, collectible products for gamers and
"We're pleased to form this partnership with the experienced toy
developers at MEGA Brands," said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of
Blizzard Entertainment. "Our players regularly amaze us with their
creativity, and we're confident that they'll enjoy building and
collecting the Warcraft- and StarCraft-themed construction sets that we'll be bringing to market with MEGA
Since its debut in 1994, the #1-selling Warcraft series has won industry acclaim and shattered sales records. Set in the Warcraft universe, World of Warcraft is the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing
game (MMORPG), with millions of players from around the globe assuming
the roles of heroic fantasy characters and exploring a virtual world
full of mystery and endless adventure. Blizzard Entertainment's 1998
hit StarCraft has been hailed by critics worldwide as one of the top real-time
strategy games of all time. Its 2010 sequel, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, is the fastest selling real-time strategy game of all time and
features unparalleled online competition through Blizzard's Battle.net® gaming network.
For more information on World of Warcraft or StarCraft II, please visit the official websites at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com and http://www.starcraft2.com.
About MEGA Brands
MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction
toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. They offer
engaging creative experiences for children, families and collectors
through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality
products. Visit http://www.megabrands.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter @megabrands.
The MEGA logo, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, MEGA Puzzles, MEGA Games and Board
Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier
developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating
some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard
Entertainment's track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and
multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service,
Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
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