Blizzplanet Store Updated 3.27.2011

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For the past weeks, I have been updating the Blizzplanet Store pages gathering all available World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Diablo III licensed merchandise. You can access them any time on the right-menu under “Store”. All are hand-picked, and I’ll update the store often to reflect new announced products, thus it is faster than ever to catch the latest Blizzard merchandise from different vendors, and you can help us.

I have added some banners to help you find Blizzard licensed T-shirts, action figures, World of Warcraft TCG, and other merchandise.

2011 Blizzard Products Release Dates

Blizzard Games Store

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The store contains Battle Chests which contain two or three games, making it easy to install and go. Here you can find Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo games.

StarCraft Manga Store

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Blizzard Entertainment and Tokyopop partnered to launch canon manga stories based in the StarCraft, StarCraft II and StarCraft: Ghost universe. Order them to expand your lore knowledge.

Intel Core i5 – Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge Gaming Laptops

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The latest Gaming Laptops have an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge CPU. Gamers usually get Alienware laptops to play intense video games.

Anker® AH221 USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 1 BC 1.2 Charging Port up to 5V 1.5A, 12V 3A Power Adapter Included [VIA VL812-B2 Chipset and updated Firmware 9081]

2010 Summer Starcraft II T-Shirts and Keychains

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To celebrate the worldwide launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, J!NX has launched its new line of StarCraft II T-shirts and Keychains. Considering at least 25,000 players will attend BlizzCon 2010, everyone who is traveling to Blizzcon and those who won’t should get their hands ASAP on these phat lootz.

Available while supplies last, and you know how long the BlizzCon tickets last! Go Get’em!

Starcraft II Logo T-shirt Starcraft II Logo - Terran Faction

Starcraft II Zerg Vintage Logo Premium Starcraft II Terran Vintage Logo Premium T-shirt

Starcraft II Zerg Vintage Logo T-shirt Starcraft II Terran Keychain

Starcraft II Protoss Logo Vintage T-shirt Starcraft II Zerg Keychain

Starcraft II Protoss Keychain

New J!NX Exclusive Design for Europe!

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J!NX has just released a new T-shirt design exclusively for European gamers. Proving that size doesn’t matter in PvP, this new design, made using high-quality heavyweight materials and solid craftsmanship, will stir the blood of any Warrior, regardless of gender or faction!

Check out all WoW T-shirts (Europe or USA)

Click the images to order!

Apple iPad Store

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The iPad 2 comes in various configurations ranging color (black or white); hard drive size (16GB, 32GB or 64GB); and carrier (AT&T or Verizon).

Note: Some of the iPad products might say “This item is not available for purchase from this store”. That doesn’t mean they are out of stock. Just click the link to reach the Amazon landing page, then click the button titled “See all buying options”. There you will see a list of several stores offering the same product for different prices. Get the best price.

Blizzplanet Computers Store

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The Computers Store shows several products for gamers who need an upgrade, or to build a system from scratch. The listings provide the computer parts with the latest technology.

Thermaltake Massive23 LX Laptop Notebook Cooler

Dell XPS 1640 backlit keyboard

World of Warcraft / StarCraft II Keyboards Mice Headsets

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Blizzard Entertainment, SteelSeries and Razer have partnered to develop gaming keyboards, mice, mousepads, and headsets with gamers in mind. There is a variety of products based on World of Warcraft and StarCraft II to choose from. Browse our Amazon store, and choose your preferred products.

SteelSeries 5H V2 USB Gaming Headset with Virtual Surround 7.1 Sound (Black)

Solid State Drive SSD Store

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The Solid State Drives are the blazing-fastest hard drives nowadays used mainly to store the Windows 7 Operating System for faster OS loads. Most users report the Windows Experience Index for the HDD Data transfer has gone from the usual HDD 5.9 up to a blazing 7.8 out of a max of 7.9. Gorgeous fast!

A WoW player created a video to show how long it takes the SSD in the World of Warcraft load screen and how long for all players, and NPCs around your character to show up in Dalaran versus a normal Hard drive. Both videos are played side-by-side simultaneously. The SSD took 13 seconds to go past the WoW loading screen, and 5 sec to draw all players and NPCs around the character. The normal Hard drive however took 35 seconds to go past the loading screen, and 59.4 sec to draw all players and NPCs. Pretty good performance from the SSD drive.

Hard Drives Store

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Computer builders usually buy a smaller hard drive for the Operating System with high spindle speed (10,000 RPM), and a 1 TB (Terabyte) hard disk for storing photos, software, video and other stuff. Tip: Some people prefer the Western Digital 150 GB VelociRaptor SATA 10,000 RPM for Windows 7 Operating System. Some people like a Seagate Savvio 10K.3 300 GB 10000RPM 6-Gb/S SAS 16MB Cache (more expensive in the $230s), and others prefer the even more expensive and faster non-spindle SSD drives for Windows 7 Operating System. Use the horizontal/vertical scrollbar and type the brand or model in the store search box.

Computer RAM Memory Store

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RAM Memory is tricky to pick. Read the description and specifications cautiously. Make sure the RAM Memory is compatible with your motherboard model and processor. Tip: Most computer enthusiasts who build their own computer usually buy Corsair Dominator Dual-Channel DDR3 RAM memory. Use the search box to find your favorite brand. Use the horizontal and vertiacal scrollbar if needed.

Computer Widescreen Monitors and Displays Store

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If you’re considering a new widescreen monitor, you should think about something that delivers images in dazzling HD quality and has features that bring you photos the way they were meant to be seen and video games how they were meant to be played. Use the search box to look for your favorite brand (i.e. type: LG)

Apple iMac and Apple Mac Pro Store

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iMac: The ultimate all-in-one. Turbocharged. The new iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. Its Intel Core i3 processor feature an advanced architecture and set new benchmarks for iMac performance. And fast discrete graphics processors now come standard in every iMac. The 21.5-inch widescreen displays is perfect for HD video, and the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse keep your desktop tidy.

Mac Pro: Thanks to the next-generation Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processors and new system architecture, the Mac Pro now delivers performance thatʼs nearly twice as fast as before.(1) Each processor features an integrated memory controller and 8MB of fully shared L3 cache. With blazing-fast 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, high-performance graphics, a redesigned interior for easier expansion, itʼs the most advanced Mac Pro ever. (1)Testing conducted by Apple in February 2009 using preproduction Mac Pro 8-core 2.93GHz units and shipping Mac Pro 8-core 3.2GHz units. Specifications may vary by model. Browse each model to learn more.

Apple MacBook Pro Store

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The latest Apple MacBook Pro notebooks have several major new features: Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors with Turbo Boost Technology, Thunderbolt the next generation of I/O, new AMD Radeon Graphics, and FaceTime HD camera.

The 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro now feature quad-core Intel Core i7 processors. And the 13-inch models jump to dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to one port – with data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps.

Thunderbolt is based on two fundamental technologies: PCI Express and DisplayPort. And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing optional adapter. AMD Radeon graphics on the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro are up to 3x faster than those in previous models, so you can take everything from games to CAD to HD video projects anywhere.

FaceTime makes full-screen HD video calls that are astonishingly crisp. And thanks to the new widescreen format, you can get your friends in the picture, too. And with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and iLife ’11, you’re sure to get a great Mac notebook – all in a precision aluminum unibody enclosure that’s less than an inch thin.

LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor and AMD Radeon HD 6750M (1TB GDDR5 dedicated memory) with automatic graphics switching Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD+-R DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW) AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Wireless (based on IEEE 802.11n specification) Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR 10/100/1000 Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet SDXC Card Slot FaceTime HD Camera Audio Stereo speakers with subwoofer, omnidirectional microphone Expansions – 2 x USB 2.0, FireWire 800, Audio line in minijack. Different Models may have different descriptions and specifications. Click each model for more details and order.

EVGA GeForce GTX Video Cards Store

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Buy the latest EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX Video Cards and ATI Video Cards for awesome gameplay experience in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Diablo III, and other graphic-intense games like Crysis 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and more.

JINX WoW Spring 2010 T-Shirts - New Diablo III and Starcraft II T-Shirts

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J!NX has launched the exciting World of Warcraft Spring 2010 T-Shirts line up, the Diablo III T-shirt and Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty T-Shirt. It’s time to re-stock your T-shirt collection. Click on the images beneath to order your T-shirts. Available for Men and Women in several sizes while supplies last.

T-Shirts available this season are:

  • Sen’jin Headhunters

  • Horde Spray
  • Alliance Spray
  • Priest Legendary Class
  • Exodar Vindicators
  • I Fight Like A Girl
  • Diablo III
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

JINX WoW St. Valentine’s Kwee Q. Peedlefeet T-Shirt

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J!NX has a new San Valentine’s Day or “Love is in the Air” T-shirt on sale! It is the Kwee Q. Peedlefeet T-Shirt for World of Warcraft players. Cute gift for a girlfriend, and friends.

Use the code: ZOMBIELOVE at check out to get a 20% discount on any purchase greater than $40 or more. Valid until 02/14/2010. Not valid with any other offer.

Sideshow Collectibles – Frostmourne Replica – Alliance and Horde Tabards and Flags Collectibles

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Sideshow Collectibles has several World of Warcraft replicas for those who wish to collect or for those who love to participate in Cosplay or costume parties. The Frostmourne Replica (Stainless Steel) costs $ 529.99 but it has a FlexPay option for those who wish to pay in five easy payments of $ 106. Click on the images below to find out more details of each item and to order. If a product has been sold out, look out for the red tag (Wait List). As soon as the product is back in stock, you will receive the item.

Click the links or images below to find out more about the product and to order. All the World of Warcraft products available are:

World of Warcraft Special # 1 - Preview

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World of Warcraft Special # 1 hits stores on December 9 featuring Algalon the Observer. This special issue triggers the launch of the new upcoming spinoff title World of Warcraft: Horde # 1. You can’t miss it.

Kicking off a bold new direction for World of Warcraft comics! Algalon will be the judge! This special issue of WORLD OF WARCRAFT introduces new Horde and Alliance characters not yet seen in the ongoing series. Discover, through the eyes of The Observer himself, if the inhabitants of Azeroth are worthy of survival – or will they inevitably meet certain doom?

On Sale December 9, 2009
Wildstorm – 40pg. – $3.99 US

Written by Mike Costa
Art by Pop Mhan
Cover by Jon Buran
Variant cover by Pop Mhan

World of Warcraft Special # 1 - Promo Advertisement

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A promotional image appeared within the Wildstorm Comics World of Warcraft # 25 to advertise the upcoming World of Warcraft Special # 1—on stores this December 9.  The events within this special issue set the ground for the split of the World of Warcraft comic book into two spin offs: WoW: Horde # 1 and WoW: Alliance # 26.  What little I know from the solicitations is that Algalon the Observer appears in this special issue. Set your google calendar to alert you on December 9 to grab your copy.

I will post some images and a little spoiler when it arrives for those who live overseas—don’t cheat, locals.

World of Warcraft # 25 Preview

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World of Warcraft # 25 will be packed with action, where we will learn the fate of Med’an, Cho’gall and the Twilight Hammer who are about to clash in Ahn’Qiraj, Garona, Aegwynn, Meryl and Valeera Sanguinar will be there. Hopefully this issue shows us a glimpse into what might happen to herald the Cataclysm, the events of the upcoming WoW expansion.

A few weeks ago, I provided a spoiler image which captured what Cho’gall’s plans are with breaking the barrier between Azeroth and the Elemental Plane. An event that we know since BlizzCon 2009 is the main focus of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm with the introduction of the Firelands in Mount Hyjal, the Abyssal Maw, and Deepholm.

In issue # 25, the new Council of Tirisfal led by Lady Jaina Proudmoore chant the spell that teleports them into a pocket outside time and space in the Twisting Nether in order to initiate the ritual of the Guardian to infuse Med’an as their new Guardian.

The World of Warcraft comic book’s story arc with the son of Garona and Medivh is coming to a close in issue # 25, which coincides with the apparent departure of Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson who remained as writers since launch. Don’t miss grabbing this issue # 25 while supplies last. It hit newsstands and comic shops on November 18th. The next issue is World of Warcraft Special # 1 (Dec 9) whose events will trigger the launch of the World of Warcraft: Horde # 1 title spinoff and World of Warcraft: Alliance # 26.

Walter Simonson is among the legends of comic books, remembered among many other titles for his run on The Mighty Thor (Marvel) and Orion (DC Comics). I still remember X-Factor # 25 by Louise Simonson as writer and Walter Simonson as penciler. In X-factor # 25, Apocalypse and his four horsemen, including Archangel attack New York City. Their participation in the World of Warcraft comic book is widely welcomed and hope they get back at some point.

The bonus-sized epic final showdown! Will Med’an and the newly formed Council of Tirisfal vanquish the evil Cho’gall and the Twilight’s Hammer? Will the unlikely union of Horde and Alliance be torn asunder?

Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington
Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington

Wildstorm – 40pg. – $3.99
On Sale November 18, 2009

SPOILER ALERT

I got issue # 25, and it finally reveals that little mystery whether Meryl Winterstorm was the same character as Meryl Felstorm. In this very issue, Meryl renames himself to Meryl Felstorm.

I’m a bit upset with Aegwynn’s fate. However, considering her arrogance as a young Guardian caused all of the mess that has forgone in Azeroth, it was a noble redemption. Some fans don’t like much the Captain Planet Med’an thing, but I think we have seen that already with a younger Aegwynn until she went solo — and no one complained much. Maybe it’s the tendrils. Don’t know.

Aegwynn was buried at the crypt near Karazhan: Morgan’s Plot.

Med’an continues to be the new Guardian of Azeroth at the end of this book. We will have to wait and see if something happens in the World of Warcraft Special # 1. The thing here is that if Med’an doesn’t die as the prophecy calls … that little rumor about Thrall becoming the new Guardian becomes just that: a rumor.

The only way Thrall could become the new Guardian is if Med’an dies, or if Med’an undergoes Malfurion’s cliche trip to MMO limbo for a few years while Thrall takes the mantle until Med’an returns. We will have to wait and see. I’m very curious whether J. Allen Brack really didn’t know who the New Council of Tirisfal was, or if he pretended not knowing anything when I asked him at the Blizzcon 2009 Press Q&A if the New Council of Tirisfal would play a role in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

There’s a hint that we might meet Meryl Felstorm and Garona in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Meryl has left the new Council of Tirisfal to hunt remnants of the Twilight’s Hammer minions. Garona decided to accompany Meryl in his hunt, as a sidekick. Meryl continues to hold the demon Dreadlord Kathra’natir within himself. A nice potential raid boss to tackle. You can read the story of Meryl Winterstorm and Kathra’natir in Warcraft Legends # 5. The story is titled: First Guardian and it’s written by Walter Simonson’s half-heart: Louise Simonson. Check out our video interview with both writers during the New York Comic Con 2009.