2016 Topps Warcraft Cards Cancelled

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Warcraft Movie, World of Warcraft Film

The Topps Warcraft Cards are no more. Last year, we reported details from the SDCC 2015 showfloor about upcoming licensed products. Among the licensees was TOPPS, which planned to launch a card collection based on the Warcraft Movie.

Topps Warcraft Cards

It is now official that TOPPS has cancelled development. They did no offer any details concerning the cancellation. It is not unusual, however, for companies to announce a licensed product, then cancel it when licensing doesn’t get ironed out in time. I have seen that happen before with Panache and Unimax. Years ago, when I attended the Toy Fair as press, they were handing out flyers about an upcoming toys based on StarCraft for their Gamestars toy line. The license couldn’t be secured. Unimax later closed doors.

Originally, TOPPS planned to launch the TOPPS Warcraft Movie Cards collection on May 11, 2016. Looking up the search engine, the cancellation update took place on September 29, 2016.

Below is the original announcement text and images provided by TOPPS on December 26, 2015.

NYCC 2016 – Christie Golden Signing WARCRAFT The Official Movie Novelization

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, New York Comic Con 2016, World of Warcraft News

Coming to NYCC 2016 as a Warcraft fan? Christie Golden is signing copies of the WARCRAFT: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION and also the WARCRAFT: DUROTAN: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE PREQUEL on Friday, Oct 7th from 10AM to 11AM at the Titan Entertainment Booth # 2142.

The normal Mass Market Paperback at the booth is around $5. However, they have three GOSU Exclusive alternate Hardcovers. Only 30 copies will be available at the booth, so you better camp early at the NYCC 2016.

Alliance Edition Cover: $75
Horde Edition Cover: $75
Mage Edition signed by Duncan Jones: $150

 

Mike & Ike Warcraft Edition Theater Box Gift Set Battle Blend Hot Tamales

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft Film

This new product was shown in Duncan Jones’ recent Periscope video. This box of candies is a lmited edition that comes in two flavors: Chewy Cherry Cinnamon Flavored Candies and Fierce Cinammon Hot Tamales candies.

Mike & Ike Warcraft Edition Theater Box Gift Set Battle Blend, Hot Tamales.

Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind flavor battle! Two powerful candy brands join forces to bring NEW Warcraft Battle Blend – combining the fierce cinnamon flavor of HOT TAMALES® and the fruity cherry flavor of MIKE AND IKE® to create one uniquely delicious chewy cherry cinnamon flavored candy. Available for a limited time only!

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Warcraft: Durotan – the Official Movie Prequel Released

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The long wait is over for Christie Golden fans. Random House and Blizzard Entertainment have released Warcraft: Durotan: The Official Movie Prequel in Mass-Market Paperback and digital formats.

Yes, you can read it on your Tablet, Kindle or PC. I got mine delivered to my Kindle PC as seen below. There are various Kindle apps to choose from: Android, iOS, PC, Kindle device, or the cloud reader for internet browser.

BlizzCon 2015 Warcraft Movie Collectibles Unveiled

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, BlizzCon 2015, World of Warcraft Film

Many of our staff are at BlizzCon, and we wish to share with you photos of 22 new Warcraft Movie licensed products never seen before. Some of these are coming as soon as Spring 2016 or May 2016. Take a look at our 44 photos after the list (4 pages of photos).

CORRECTION: Originally, I reported all these products were from the WETA booth. I was informed of my mistake. There are four companies involved in the production of these Warcraft Movie Collectibles: WETA, Gentle Giant Ltd, Jakks Pacific, and Maybang’s Collectibles.

The following statues are produced by Gentle Giant Ltd: Gul’dan, Durotan, Orgrim and Lothar. The Gul’dan Skull Scale Replica 3D Print too. Pre-order them here.

NYCC 2015 – WETA Warcraft Movie Armor Props

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WETA brought some of the armor and weapon sets used in the Warcraft Movie to New York Comic Con. In addition, the WETA Warcraft Movie 1:6 scale armor replicas to be sold in 2016 were displayed too.

Currently, WETA has announced the King Llane Armour and Alliance Soldier 1:6 scale armor replicas; and there was a NYCC Show Special sale of two collectable pins: Warcraft Horde and Alliance for $10 each.

Weapons & Armour

Working with designs supplied by LEGENDARY, WETA Workshop’s manufacturing team created working physical props and costumes. It was great fun to take weapons and armour out of the gaming realm and make them real!

84 full suits of gleaming armour were produced for the film’s royal guards and foot soldiers, along with hundreds of weapons and shields.

Hero suits and weapons were crafted for featured characters including King Llane Wrynn I.

Blades were made in both hero steel and lightweight materials. WETA’s paint team worked their magic, bringing real-world treatments and finishes to armour and weapons produced in lightweight materials so that real human actors could look awesome wielding huge weapons and wearing giant suits of gleaming armour!

NYCC 2015 - WETA Warcraft Movie Armor Props

SDCC 2015 – JAKKS Warcraft Movie Licensed Action Figures

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Legendary Pictures, SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

JAKKS Pacific revealed plans for their Legendary Pictures Warcraft Movie license. Their toys will ship at retailers nationwide on June 16. Check out below our SDCC 2015 JAKKS Warcraft Movie panel video.

SDCC 2015 JAKKS Warcraft Movie License details

All new toy line for the Summer 2016 blockbuster film from Legendary Pictures and Universal!

SDCC 2015 – Christie Golden writing Warcraft Movie Novel

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Legendary Pictures, SDCC 2015, World of Warcraft Film

During the Blizzard Showcase panel held at San Diego Comic Con, Christie Golden revealed she is writing a prequel to the Warcraft Movie where we will see a lot of the things that lead to the events in the movie, new continuity. Find out more details about the Warcraft Movie Novel in our Blizzard Showcase Panel video transcript page. (link at the bottom)

Duncan Jones Teases Working on the Warcraft Film Today

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft Film, World of Warcraft News

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This is hopefully going to spark life into the hearts of millions of fans awaiting the Warcraft film, and seriously choke the trolls and naysayers that called it vaporware.

Following Duncan Jones’ visit to the Blizzard Entertainment Irvine Headquarters a few days ago to talk with Blizzard VP of Creative and Franchise Development Chris Metzen — Duncan Jones posted today two tweets one right after the other.

One Tweet saidProducer Liberty Stu put this on my table while I was writing the other day. Not sure if it was a gift or a threat!

Curious about the picture link, I checked it out. It was a freaking “Epic Weapons Warcraft Doomhammer Replica”!!! Liberty Stu placed it on Duncan Jones’ table. Now you would ask — who in the world is Liberty Stu? Well … he’s Stuart Fenegan — the Executive Producer of the WARCRAFT film (Producer of MOON, Co-Producer of SOURCE CODE).

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The second tweet said: “Writing today! I can’t wait! 🙂

Curious, as I always am, I candidly sent a tweet to Duncan Jones to ask if the Doomhammer and his “writing today” comment meant that he was actually writing some scenes for the Warcraft film based on the script — considering he visited Chris Metzen recently.

Duncan Jones responded: “Absolutely!

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There you go guys … the Warcraft film is full-speed ahead.

The big question is if Blizzard is going to make any big reveals about the Warcraft film at BlizzCon 2013 (November 8-9th). Or much much earlier? We want teasers. We want to hear when the role cast begins. We want to see photos of actors in scenes. We want viral teasers. OH YEAH! We want geeks teasing geeks. <3

Spider-man 4 Delayed … Warcraft Film Production to take the lead?

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Games News, Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft Film, World of Warcraft News

I posted over at Worldofwar.net an interesting speculation article that might be of interest to WoW fans. The internet is abuzz with the delay of Spider-man 4’s production. I speculate Sam Raimi might decide to commence work on the Warcraft film while the Spider-man 4 script woes are resolved.

The Deadline Hollywood news site reports Sam Raimi is not happy with the Spider-man 4 script and the villains line-up. This potentially causes a major delay and postponement of its filming production — meant to have taken place in a few weeks. Thus the Spider-man 4 film won’t be ready for its May 5, 2011 release date.

A script started from scratch could take a year or more, not even considering if it is again rejected then and needs to be taken back to the drawing board till it is right and liked by the director. Could this be a good sign for the Warcraft film to take priority over Spider-man 4? Read my full article here.