EDIT: Thanks to Shamanic for resizing the pictures! Click the thumbnails to view the pictures!
Before I start, I just wanted to say sorry about the picture quality, I was using my phone to take the pictures with flash on, making them too white and I was in a hurry. If anyone wants better pictures of a certain part, just drop a comment below and let me know; Now that I'm not busy I'll take a better picture with better lighting.
Ok so, I haven't seen a thread about the new World of Warcraft Megabloks yet, and since I went out a bought all the sets except for one that my local Target had, I decided to take some pictures of the finished playsets for you guys to enjoy and know what to expect if you decide to buy them.
The sets I have are: Barrens Chase, Flying Machine, Goblin Trike, Goblin Zeppelin Ambush, Sindragosa and the Lich King, Swift Gryphon, and Demolisher Attack.
The sets I'm missing are: Valoren, Ironoak, Colton, Ragerock, Swift Gryphon, and Deathwing's Stormwind Assault.
My local Target didn't have the 4 character boosters, nor the Swift Wyvern set, and I ran out of money to buy the final set they had, the 100 dollar Deathwing set.
Now for pictures! Sorry I didn't take individual pictures, but if anyone wants I'll post them.
The Horde. The zeppelin is really huge. The demolisher has a very neat shooting system, and so does the zeppelin. The trike is very neat and so is the RaF rocket mount. It's blades spin and seats two minifigures.
The Alliance. The tower is very simple, and the small stationary catapult it comes with doesn't shoot far at all; It shoots it downward and it only goes forward like 3 inches. The ballista that comes with the zeppelin set is neat and shoots far. The gyrocopter is very cool but fragile as the parts don't stick well underneath it. One of the rotor blades won't spin due to the quality of Megabloks plastic; (More on that later). The gryphon and the nightsaber are wonderfully detailed and extremely pose able.
The zeppelin set. Simply amazing. The build was fun as well. :P
Close-up of the zeppelin.
Lich King & the Frozen Throne + exclusive Cataclysm Thrall minifigure from Blizzcon 2011. The detail on the Lich King's armor and Frostmourne is fucking fantastic. It's god damn amazing.
Sindragosa. She's pretty big so I had to put her on the lower shelf because she didn't fit alongside the other sets. So now she chills with Alathena Moonbreeze and Tyrael.
Boxes. MEGA makes some nice boxes. Too bad they spend the money that they can be using for better quality plastic on shiny boxes. No Swift Gryphon and Goblin Trike boxes because I accidentally threw them out.
Example of the insides of a box. They bent this particular instruction booklet. :l
The zeppelin set box.
The inside of the zeppelin set box.
All the sets except the mount and booster sets, so basically only Barrens Chase and up, come with a small black "Secret Loot" packet, which contains either shoulderpads, chestpieces, helmets, or weapons. Sadly the boosters SHOULD come with a secret loot packet; I don't want to constantly buy 30 dollar sets just to get Bolvar's Lich King helm, or Judgement Armor helm, etc. Bad move MEGA.
That's all for images. Now for my opinion about the sets:
I grew up with Lego, and I was always puristic even as a kid, and never mixed anything with my Lego sets. I despised Megabloks because to be it was "fake and counterfeit Lego". But what more did I love then Lego? Warcraft. I remember getting the RTS games at 6 and playing hours until 2004 when I got WoW and played that to the present. When I walked into Blizzcon last year like I do every year, and saw the huge castle with the word "Megabloks" in the middle of Hall C, my heart sank. I always prayed Lego would collaborate with Warcraft. To find out it was MEGA made me a sad panda. Nonetheless, WoW sets will be the only Megabloks sets I'll ever buy.
Enough of my sob story, on to the quality. If anyone has had Lego and Megabloks, they will know that Megabloks plastic is horribly cheap. The quality is horrendous. Pieces sometimes don't stick, and sometimes they're discolored. But when it comes to how much should it cost, the prices are reasonable for the piece count. What MEGA lacks in plastic quality they make up in detail. They pay attention to the smallest details. The zeppein for example is like an exact, clunky replica of the real deal Northrend zeppelin in-game. I was amazed when building it, putting together all the small details, like the mouth opening, to even the sand bags holding down the masts. Sometimes the paint job is off in some places, but it's barely noticeable to someone who isn't picky about the smallest shit like I am.
Would I recommend WoW Megabloks? Answer: Fuck yeah. Setting aside the fact that it's Megabloks, and the plastic isn't up to par with Lego, the sets are all worth it. For both kids and adults, it's great. The sets have lots of customization options and playability for kids, and for adults they make an amazing decoration for your nerd cave. They look great on the shelf. The quality of the plastic makes the pieces fall off sometimes, making you reassemble here and there if you're playing with it, but if you build it and leave it on the shelf for decoration like I did, you'll have no problem at all.
So yeah that's it for the review. As I said in the beginning, let me know if you'd like a picture of something specific. I'll gladly take a picture of it and post it in the thread.