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Call of Duty fans in the UK can now get their hands on the new premium line of Mega Bloks Collector Construction Sets based on the blockbuster Activision franchise.

The sets are available now, exclusively from Argos, but will be released at other major UK retailers later this year.

The range includes buildable vehicles, themed locations and collectable micro action figures with articulation including unique joint design for ultimate "pose-ability."

New buildable accessories and equipment systems promise to provide endless customisation opportunities.

Vic Bertrand, chief innovation officer of MEGA Brands says: "Call of Duty is a cultural phenomenon. To do justice to the #1 game franchise of this generation, we needed to create something truly different and special. We are proud to announce the Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets, an exciting new premium product line that allows fans, adult collectors and savvy builders to experience the franchise in a whole different way."

You'll find the Argos range of toys here.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Games being turned into playsets is nothing new. Halo, World of Warcraft and Need For Speed are just three franchises which have already been given the video game bloks treatment.

Source: Press release

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timidmeow

Manchildren aren't remotely the same thing as adults though. Not even close.
I forget what the story was with the CTA though. Like, the ads were on buses, but adverts for R-rated movies, or games rated T or M, aren't supposed to appear on buses where children might see them (because parents in America can't tell their kids "no" I guess), so some angry parents' group complained, the ads got taken down, and the Take Two sued the firm that puts ads on CTA property, and the ads got put back up.
So yea. Adverts for these games can't appear on buses where I come from because the children might see, but they can still make childrens' toys based off of them. It makes perfect sense.
Anyway, I just checked online, and they are selling them to children in America, despite not being allowed to advertise such games to children in America. My favourite big-box retailer, Wal*Mart, doesn't have them up on their site (yet. walmart's not so hot at updating their website to reflect products in store) but Toys R Us has it it America. The recommended age is 12-14, but younger kids get toys meant for older children pretty often.
Posted 17:46 on 16 October 2013
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RazorGecko

I think that Mega Bloks don't appeal as much to adults... Personally tho I love what lego did with Star Wars.
Posted 17:32 on 16 October 2013
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timidmeow

I'm pretty sure I've seen Halo Mega Bloks in the US as well, which makes no sense to me, because... I dunno... in the US, you can't really advertise violent games in places where children might see (my city's transit authority actually got sued for having an ad for GTA IV on their buses) but somehow a childrens' toy based on a violent game is okay. I assume they'll be selling CoD bloks in the US as well as I think Mega Bloks is an American company. I just don't get it.
Of course, maybe they're aiming towards manchildren with this sort of thing. Manchildren really do love their LEGO something fierce.
Posted 13:29 on 16 October 2013
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Endless

There's loads of Mega Bloks sets based on video games, most notably Halo. And I just dont get it. The age group mega bloks is aimed at should have absolutely no idea about Halo and CoD. They should never even have SEEN it much less know about the franchises enough to want toys based on them.
Posted 13:25 on 16 October 2013

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