Mega Bloks Kicks Off Halo Toymation Contest

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Mega Bloks has put out the call to toy collectors and aspiring filmmakers for a Halo toymation contest celebrating this year’s Halo Mega Bloks collection and the launch of Halo 4 next month.

To enter, use your current collection of Mega Bloks toys to create a short animation (1-3 minutes long) in one of five categories: Action, Comedy, Drama, Classic, or Sports. Then, submit your video, share it with friends, and vote on your favorite videos from other home toymation directors.

Submissions are being accepted from any one 13 years or older from Canada, United States, UK, Mexico, France, and Australia until October 25th. Voting for the first phase of submissions ends November 5th, after which the face-off phase will begin to narrow down to the finalists by November 26th.

Now to the important part–the prizes, of course.

Grand Prize – 1 Best Video winner (Estimated value of $6,000)
• the complete Fall 2012 Mega Bloks Halo and Halo Universe Collection (including Forward Unto Dawn)
• a custom bronze Spartan Figure
• a 15-inch MacBook Pro
• Final Cut X software
• Canon Rebel T4i digital camera w/ accessories
• Toon Boom software
• custom-built light-up Cortana figure trophy
• personalized Mega Bloks Halo nameplate
• having your video featured on Halo Waypoint for the world to see

Top of Category – 4 Category winners (Estimated value of $1,500 each)
• the Fall 2012 Mega Bloks Halo and Halo Universe collectibles (selected items)
• a custom-built bronze Spartan figure
• a webcam, Toon Boom software
• a custom Mega Bloks build
• a Mega Bloks Halo nameplate

Honorable Mentions – Featured in our Mega Bloks weekly blog post
• Select Halo Item
• Buildable Medals/Badge

Submit your video and start voting for your favorite Halo toymations now at halo.megabloks.com/en/toymation. If you make a video, feel free to drop the link in the comments below. We’d love to check out what you’ve created and help get you some extra votes!

About the Author

Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.