Call of Duty Mega Bloks sets now available in Argos

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Posted 1:25pm on Wed 16 October 2013
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Call of Duty Mega Bloks sets now available in Argos
Coming to other major UK retailers later this year.

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Posted 1:25pm on Wed 16 October 2013
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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 1:29pm on Wed 16 October 2013
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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 5:32pm on Wed 16 October 2013
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I think that Mega Bloks don't appeal as much to adults... Personally tho I love what lego did with Star Wars.
Posted 5:46pm on Wed 16 October 2013
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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.
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