John Deere is world renowned for its tractors and farm equipment. Despite its agricultural roots, the company has a diverse legion of fans who no doubt may enjoy a new line of Mega Bloks construction sets featuring a variety of farm equipment. Aside from the above pictured John Deere Tractor, other sets include a Bale Transport Unit and a Seeding Crew. For more information, check out the John Deere Mega Bloks official product page.
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The popular video game franchise, Call of Duty now has its own line of collector construction sets thanks to Mega Bloks. The line of the new sets, set to be released later this month feature a diversity of models inspired by the series of video games, including:
Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Chopper Strike
Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Dome Battleground
Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Drone Attack
Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Heavy Armor Outpost
Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Light Armor Firebase
Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Mountain Recon Mega Bloks Call of Duty – Rib Beach Assault
Call of Duty follows in the footsteps of popular video game titles that have received their own Mega Bloks lines, including: Halo, World of Warcraft and Skylanders. The Call of Duty franchise, which saw its first game released in 2003, has since had immense success and has gone on to sell more than 100 million copies of all its titles combined.
The new Mega Bloks Power Rangers Megaforce collection, featuring a host of new sets as well as a new figure style, has just launched. The flagship set in the line is the Gosei Great Megazord set (pictured above). It features light and sound functionality and has the ability to be rebuilt into four different models. Other sets in the line include: Continue reading
Mega Bloks has released a new series of Hello Kitty blind packs that feature an assortment of eight different collectible figures of the ubiquitous Japanese bobtail cat. The latest offering of the Mega Bloks Hello Kitty blind packs is called the Vacation Series. The series features Hello Kitty in Safari, Hawaiian, Surfing and Snorkling attire as well as in a variety of others. Part of the third series in the line, each Vacation Series blind pack contains one mystery character and is priced at $2.99.
Source: Mega Bloks Blog
$14.6 billion. That is the estimated market capitalization of privately held toy maker LEGO. This makes the Danish company the world’s most valuable toy manufacturer by market capitalization, just ahead of American firm Mattel, which is valued at $14.4 billion, while Hasbro trails far behind both companies with a value of $5.4 billion. Japanese toy manufacturers Bandai and Tomy had a value of roughly $3.85 billion and $520 million respectively while Canadian firm Mega Brands, manufacturer of Mega Bloks, had a market capitalization slightly over $200 million.
Led by CEO Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, LEGO saw revenues rise 25% last year and manufactured an impressive 45.7 billion bricks. LEGO’s greatly expanded its product offerings in recent years adding themes based on licenses such as The Lone Ranger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Marvel and DC Superheroes. It has also created new original properties such as Friends, Ninjago and Chima. LEGO stores have also proliferated across North America and Europe.
The Kristiansen family, which owns LEGO, controls its stake through Kirkbi A/S, an investment company headquartered in the same town as LEGO, Billund, Denmark. Kirkbi also owns 36% of Merlin Entertainments Group; the owner of the LEGOLAND theme parks and Discovery Centers among other attractions around the world. Merlin Entertainments Group recently opened two new LEGOLAND theme parks, one in Florida and another in Malaysia as well as a LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Toronto, Canada with plans for another in New Jersey.
Source: Bloomberg, New York Times