Blizzard continued their rich tradition of making things that all World of Warcraft players want at Blizzcon when they unveiled murloc plushies. These plushies are not based off the normal in-game ones that tend to aggro you from half-way across the screen, but rather on the cute murloc pet Murky that was given away at the first Blizzcon.
These plushies were originally only available at this year’s Blizzcon, but Blizzard just put two of them up on the store today. Knowing the amount of WoW fans who weren’t able to attend Blizzcon, I would be willing to bet these will sell out within a short amount of time. So get them to sell before they show up on Ebay!
Murky and Lurky Plushies via Blizzard Store
Were you one of the lucky 20,000 people during the first 8 minutes of Blizzcon ticket sales? Well I hope that you’re a big metal head as Blizzard announced who will be headlining at their sorta annual fan event. Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness himself, is going to be closing out the show this year and wil prove that priests aren’t the only people who can melt faces.
From the official press release:
“Our goal with BlizzCon is to deliver an unforgettable weekend of entertainment, and we can’t think of a better way to close out this year’s show than having Ozzy rock the house,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Many of us at Blizzard are lifelong fans of Ozzy’s music, and we’re thrilled that he’ll be performing for all of our BlizzCon attendees as well as those joining us via DIRECTV and the live Internet stream.”
Personally I think this is a great addition to Blizzcon. The past two years, they closed the show with Blizzard’s in house band, L80ETC, and a mini Video Games Live concert. While those are great in their right, seeing the same thing again for a 3rd year in a row would be very stale. Ozzy joins Jay Mohr and Patton Oswalt as celebrities who have appeared at previous Blizzcons.