Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Starcraft Marine vinyl toy (and more)

Starcraft Marine vinyl toy by Bigshot Toyworks for Blizzard's BlizzCon '09, which starts this Friday. The marine is officially called "Raynor n00b," will come with a Gauss rifle, and will only be available as part of the BlizzCon goody bag.

As part of the festivities, there will also be a few other n00bz on sale:

In April, Blizzard Entertainment held a contest inviting employees from around the world to take blank n00bz home and get to work turning the featureless figures into canvases for their own Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo themed art. Over 250 employees from departments throughout the company took up their brushes—and in some cases, what appear to be chainsaws and welding torches—to paint, sculpt, and otherwise craft a veritable n00bz army of marines, murlocs, Mimirons, and more.

The top three most reproducible designs (shown below) were dissected by gnomish engineers, analyzed by Sanctuary archivists, and reconstituted for folks to purchase at the BlizzCon store.

You can see some of the other epic entries on display in the art gallery between Halls B and C—and if you're feeling inspired, you can pick up your own blank n00bz at the BlizzCon Store and head to Hall B, where you'll find a dedicated design area with paints and other implements of n00bz-craft.

Fury of Ragnaros by John Butkus (World of Warcraft team)

Ghoulash by Oliver Chipping (Diablo III team)

Murloc Madness by Julien Lefebvre (Diablo III team)

Finally, over at the BlizzCon site, you can play a flash game called Failoc-alypse

It's a "3-D Action Rad-venture."

*Previously: Starcraft Lego creations.

*Buy Starcraft toys at eBay.