Toy manufacturer Mega Bloks announces a partnership with the developers of Destiny to sell figures based on assets from the popular first-person shooter.
Later this year, thanks to Mega Bloks, Destiny fans will be able to purchase new physical construction sets based on Bungie‘s game, including miniature Guardian figurines, Sparrow kits, and the Walker tanks of the Fallen enemies. While no concrete date for availability has been announced for the toys as of yet, all of the materials are going to be sold in individual packs sometime in the Fall, which ought to coincide nicely with the release date of the “large new” expansion for 2016.
As seen in the video below, the Mega Bloks kits were shown off at the annual New York Toy Fair as standee displays. According to the provider of the footage, FamilyGamerTV, there are three separate packages in the works at the moment, with a Destiny Guardian Armory Figure Pack being listed at $7.99, a Destiny Sparrow Pack selling for $15.99, and the Destiny Fallen Walker kit getting the rate of $45.00.
Each of the builds and figures are pretty nifty to say the least, and they’ll surely be a worthy addition to any Destiny diehard’s collection of physical goodies related to Bungie’s sci-fi shooter. In fact, all of the forthcoming sets from Mega Bloks will be a great complement to toy manufacturer 3A’s highly detailed Titan Class figure, should fans of the action-MMO have been lucky enough to snag the limited edition piece. If anything, though, the less self-conscious fans of the franchise will be able to use their imaginations to play out fantastical scenes with the toys and create their own personal lore to add to the Books of Sorrow.
This isn’t the first time that Mega Bloks has teamed up with a developer to produce figures based on a video game. In the past, the company has put out an official line of Assassin’s Creed themed toys, as well as a Halo 5 block set that came out several months ago. Speaking of the latter collector set, Mega Bloks and 343 Industries even worked together to produce special in-game content in the form of REQ packs, so it’s possible for the toy manufacturer to do the same with Destiny, but there’s no official word on that happening yet.
This may not be exactly the news some would-be Guardians are looking for in relation to the future of Destiny, and some could be wondering why these products are just now being announced. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that the manufacturing deal with Mega Bloks was likely inked a long time ago, with the design and production of the toys taking a while to come to fruition in order to ensure they retained a high level of quality. Plus, with the Spring Update bringing a level cap increase, new gear, and PvE content, Destiny fans should have plenty to keep them busy while waiting to get their hands on the play sets.
What do you think about Destiny partnering with Mega Bloks to make toys based on the game? Is it a match made in heaven, or would you rather have seen Bungie team up with LEGO instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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