Over the past couple of months, we’ve reviewed a lot of Mega Bloks here at Rock Father HQ. Seriously, there’s even a dedicated tag for Mega Bloks right here on the site. While those sets have been aimed toward the whole family, I just got word today that the folks at MEGA Brands have launched a line of CALL OF DUTY Collector Construction Sets that are geared directly at me toward a slightly older audience. While the initial sets have already begun hitting retail, visitors to the New York Comic-Con this weekend (October 10-13) can stop by the Mega Bloks booth (Crystal Palace, Booth #102) to get a first-look at the buildable CALL OF DUTY Zombies (just in-time for Halloween!), and check out a life-sized CALL OF DUTY vehicle constructed from Mega Bloks.
Now, if you read my online ramblings regularly, you probably already know that I’m a CALL OF DUTY fan. In fact, I’ve been known to battle other Dad Bloggers on the recent BLACK OPS II, and you can bet I’ll be rockin’ the CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS next month… they’re the games that spawned my “Daddy Shooting Pixels” posts. But these toys…
Looking at these, I got a real sense of nostalgia, because even though they’re CALL OF DUTY, they really remind me of the 1980’s incarnation of G.I. JOE. That tank… the “Alpine” scenes… the “Dome Battleground” and the “Beach Assault.” Maybe that’s why I like CALL OF DUTY so much – because it really just reminds me that I’m a G.I. JOE-loving kid-at-heart.
Check out the official CALL OF DUTY Collectors Site for more details on these cool new building sets, which are geared toward kids 14+.
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