Destiny Mega Bloks – July Release

Destiny Collector Construction Sets Available In Stores Worldwide This July

Build your own legend with Mega Bloks and Bungie

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MONTREAL, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MEGA® Brands Inc., a member of the Mattel family of companies (NASDAQ: MAT), and Bungie today announced the launch of a new series of construction sets based on the popular video game Destiny. The line will be available in stores starting in July 2016.

Unveiled to the public at the annual New York Toy Fair in February 2016, Destiny’s construction sets from Mega Bloks offer authentic, amazingly detailed micro action figures and vehicles from the console game, which was recognized at its debut as the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. With this collection, fans will be able to take their passion for the game beyond the screen this summer by building their own Guardians and vehicles.

“We are so happy to partner with Bungie and bring the popular Destiny video game to life through construction,” said Bisma Ansari, SVP and Global Brand GM at MEGA Brands Inc. “Fans of the game and fans of construction sets will appreciate the authenticity and level of detail in the iconic buildable vehicles, environments, and micro action figures.”

The construction sets are inspired by the video game’s unique action storylines, which focus on personal adventures as a Guardian of the last city on Earth in quests to explore the outer reaches of the solar system in search of clues to the fall of humanity.

“We’re thrilled to work with MEGA Brands for this exciting project,” added Jim McQuillan, Visual Identity and Brand Creative Director, Bungie. “At Bungie, we’re committed to creating captivating experiences for our players. Our collaboration with MEGA Brands enables us to bring the world of Destiny and its characters to life outside the game.”

About MEGA Brands
A member of the Mattel family of companies, MEGA Brands Inc. is a trusted collection of leading global brands in construction toys and arts and crafts. They offer engaging creative experiences for children and families through innovative, well-designed, affordable and high-quality products. MEGA® Brands includes MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®. Visit www.megabrands.com andwww.megabloks.com for more information.

The MEGA logo, Mega Bloks and Rose Art are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.

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About Mattel
Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel’s portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.

About Bungie
Over the past twenty-five years, Bungie has created a bunch of fun games, including the Halo franchise, the Marathon Trilogy and the first two Myth games. Our independent, employee-owned development studio is located in Bellevue, Washington, the base from where we launched our most ambitious project to date: Destiny.
More information about Bungie can be found at www.bungie.net.

For more information, contact:
Emmanuelle Salesse
MEGA Brands
(514) 333.5555 ext. 2545
emmanuelle.salesse@mattel.com

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Pokémon’s world is about to get a little more crowded

In a world of seemingly unending Pokémon games, we are officially blessed with two more. Why shouldn’t we be? It is in fact the 20th Anniversary of the franchise. Don’t forget, we are also getting Pokémon GO! this year as well as Pokken Tournament in March. So really, that’s four new Pokemon games this year alone. With that being said boys and girls, let me introduce you to Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Now that you have had some time to pick your jaws up off the ground. Lets get right down to what this means and what we saw.

You may have first asked yourself, ‘Did I just see Blastoise and Machamp riding in vehicles?’ If you did, you aren’t wrong. Its not completely clear where the location of the game is. But one thing is for sure, there are vehicles.

One of the most interesting new features that is rolling out with the re-release of Red and Blue is Pokémon Bank. With Pokémon Bank, players will be able to move their Pokémon from  Red, Blue, and Yellow to Sun and Moon. Red and Blue released on February 27th. An added bonus here is that Pokémon from the previously released Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X, and U will also be transferable to Sun and Moon.

This means, that the Mewtwo you captured many moons ago will now be able to be recaptured and played on a newer game in the franchise. Sun and Moon are really re-defining what it means to catch’em all.

In regards to pure gameplay elements being introduced in Sun and Moon, we got no information on that during Nintendo’s announcement. The majority of the Nintendo event covered the franchises history. During Nintendo’s event it was stated that Sun and Moon will release later this year in time for the holidays. Whats more impressive is they will release worldwide, covering nine different languages.

Pokémon
Pokémon

With Sun and Moon releasing holiday 2016, it brings up an interesting thought that conventional wisdom points to the Nintendo NX being launched holiday 2016 but that doesnt seem likely. What Nintendo NX will be however is yet to be seen. How does the franchise play into this and what does this mean for the franchise overall? Only time will tell. Until then, lets play some Pokken Tournament this March on our trusty Wii U!