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Halo 5: Guardians Mega Bloks unveiled at Comic-Con

The Halo 5: Guardians Mega Bloks collectors edition ‘Raid of Apex 7’ announced at Comic-Con 2015.

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The Halo 5: Guardians Mega Bloks collectors edition ‘Raid of Apex 7’ announced at Comic-Con 2015.

Mega Bloks? I didn’t even know they were still going.

The way I remember it, there were certain toys as a kid that had a status associated with them, and then there were the ‘other’ brands, for parents who wanted their kids to have the toys but couldn’t afford the price-tag of the big brands. These ‘other’ brands carried a stigma with them, and we all carry the scars.

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The Transformers kids looked down on the GoBots owners, the Raleigh Chopper owners laughed at, well, any bike that wasn’t a Raleigh Chopper, and the lucky LEGO children sneered at Mega Bloks.

As it turns out, Mega Bloks survived their years in the wilderness and have actually grown into something kind of cool in their own right. While LEGO has been hitting the comics/movies/Disney well – and hitting it hard – for marketable franchises, Mega Bloks have been quietly plugging away at the world of gaming.

That’s why you won’t see Assassin’s Creed, or Call of Duty, or even Halo in a LEGO store near you; they’re all on the Mega Bloks roster (along with other massive names like Barbie, Hello Kitty, the Minions, Spongebob and even Skylanders).

“Why is he telling us about Mega Bloks?” You might be wondering. It’s a perfectly good question. I’ve done a double-take and asked myself the same thing several times already to this point, but stick with it.

We received a press release this morning from the mighty Microsoft, concerning some Halo 5: Guardians concept art they’ve been showing off at the San Diego Comic-Con. And they are really rather beautiful:

Halo 5: Guardians Mega Bloks concept art 01

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But these aren’t your standard Halo 5: Guardians concept art images, my friends. These are the Halo 5: Guardians concept art images that were used to build the Halo 5: Guardians – Raid of Apex 7 Mega Bloks collectors sets, which were announced at this year’s Comic-Con.

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Halo 5: Guardians Mega Bloks photo 01

Halo 5: Guardians Mega Bloks photo 02

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I’m really showing my age now, but the Halo 5: Guardians – Raid of Apex 7 Mega Bloks set kinda looks like a delightfully angular Blue Peter Tracy Island, doesn’t it?


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Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an Editor with Thumbsticks. Powered by coffee, RPGs, and local co-op.