NECA’s Heroes of the Storm Stitches available for pre-order

Blizzard Entertainment and NECA have collaborated to bring gamers and collectors this brand-new offering from the online brawler Heroes of the Storm! In a new line of figures featuring characters from all corners of the Blizzard universe, NECA presents this seven-inch Stitches from World of Warcraft.

Delivered to you in special window-box packaging, Stitches is ready to show off and display. The gruesome Terror of Darkshire features a game-authentic sculpt and more than 25 points of articulation. He also comes with a cleaver accessory. Pre-order him by clicking the photo below and have him on your doorstep in January!

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Tauren Hunter Korg Highmountain: New World of Warcraft Figure!

World of Warcraft Fan? Action Figure collector? If you answered yes to both (or just the first one and don’t mind being converted!), then we have yet another piece of good news for you with the arrival of a brand new deluxe figure.

In DC Direct’s World of Warcraft line, “deluxe” usually implied “huge!” and this new item is no exception. Check out Korg Highmountain!

Pretty big (a full 9 inches) and pretty intimidating, Korg’s design easily implies that he is built to destroy anything that stands in his way. Almost as wide as he is tall, he wields his massive weapon as though it were made of matchsticks. His expression is as vicious as the rest of him and it’s definitely a cool piece for any WoWer.

And in cuter news, 1up.com reports that you’ll soon be able to get your hands on a softer, cuddlier Warcraft collection, Blizzard’s own version of the incredibly popular Webkinz.

World of WarCraft’s pets are about to get a bit more tangible. The digital critters will soon be entering the real world via a new line of plush look-a-likes, which will come complete with a download code.

According to the World of WarCraft community site, the new line will include the Wind Rider Cub and the Gryphon Hatchling. The plush toys will come with a non-combat, account-bound pet to add to your menagerie.

The pets aren’t available yet, but both Horde and Alliance players will be able to pick them up when they hit the online store. In the meantime, there’s always Lil’ K.T. and the Pandaren Monk.

The current pets will run you $10.00. Expect the plush toys to cost a little bit more.

WildStorm cancels World of Warcraft Comic Book Series

World of WarcraftIGN reported recently that Wildstorm Comics is canceling the Blizzard licensed comic books World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Horde and Starcraft to focus on of original graphic novels.

Hank Kanalz, VP & General Manager of WildStorm, in a statement given to IGN:

The larger format will give our artists and storytellers more room to explore Blizzard’s rich, varied worlds and flesh out the characters that inhabit these places.

World of Warcraft line ended immediately with the publication of the World of Warcraft Special.  World of Warcraft: Horde, which was expected to debut in January, has been cancelled outright.

WildStorm is an imprint of DC Comics, which just last week announced that it would be launching two new original graphic novel lines in 2010 to feature new interpretations of Superman and Batman.

No further details were available about the creative teams.   The publishing schedule of the new line of graphic novels and the fate of the complete but unpublished comic books, is unknown….but more details can be expected in early 2010.

No more WoW comic books….but we still have World of Warcraft Action Figures at Cmdstore.com:

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World of Warcraft: Arrivals and Pre-Orders!

If there’s one thing World of Warcraft fans like, it’s being one step ahead of the game: beta testing, advance previews and even spoilers seem to appeal to the denizens of that online world. So if you number among them and want to make your fandom tangible, we’ve got good news! The awesome World of Warcraft figures from DC Direct are adding to their numbers and you can already pre-order tons of brand new figures, shipping anywhere from next month to next year!

Rottingham to Thrall, Illidan Stormrage to Sylvanas Windrunner, you can stay on top of the figure releases and add to your collection. Even as a non-WoW-er, I can definitely say these figures feature some awesome detailing and brilliant sculpting–DC Direct might just have outdone themselves.

And you can pick up the game and expansion packs here!
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
World of Warcraft Battle Chest
World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Time Card

World of Warcraft Series 4 Figures! Plus, the Isle of Conquest!

There they are. Fish-Eye and Gibbergil, Gngris Riverpaw, Amberslash and Tavru Akua, all making up the fourth series of (roughly) 6-inch World of Warcraft toys from DC Direct. We already told you about Lady Vashj, the deluxe figure from this series, but now you can pick up the other warriors in the collection.

And there’s even more good news for WoW fans from Gamespy!

Up until now, World of Warcraft players have only had access to one battleground that supported massive 80-player battles; Alterac Valley. This is about to change however, as Blizzard’s upcoming content patch — dubbed Call of the Crusade — will introduce the Isle of Conquest.

Otherwise known as patch 3.2, Call of Crusade will also introduce Arena Season 7, the Crusaders’ Coliseum and will expand the Argent Tournament to include new daily quests, rewards and more.

Isle of Conquest, a new battleground scheduled to make its debut in the upcoming content patch, Call of the Crusade, will pitch teams of up to 40 players against each other in a massive battle over this small island off Northrend’s northern coast. To win, your team will need to make use of the island’s unique strategic locations including an oil derrick, a siege workshop, and a fully equipped airship hangar. You will deploy devastating siege weaponry on the field; Light have mercy on anyone caught between you and your ultimate target, the general holed up in the enemy keep.

There are five points of interest on the Isle of Conquest for the factions to battle over. Each one offers its own benefits and strategic value. Which one will you claim for your side, and will it be enough to ensure victory?

Capture points include the Oil Derrick, the Cobalt Mine, the Docks, the Airship Hangar and the Siege Workshop.