If you are an avid Minecraft player then you must have searched online for the game, cheats and even merchandise. My friends and I started playing Minecraft for free here a few weeks ago and we have started to collect merchandise from Minecraft as well.
One of the cool things I like about this game is that the creators (Mojang) allow anyone to play Minecraft for free, even online with your friends. This of course is one of the reasons why the game is so successful in the first place. Other than League of Legends, I think Minecraft the first game that used the freemium model to draw players in, and it definitely worked.
The first things that we bought were shirts and jackets. The print looks 3D, as if someone’s going to hit us with a pickaxe, which is really cool. Our hooded jackets were almost the same but of course we can’t wear them in summer plus it’s kind of expensive when we had them since there are just only a few people making them.
Not only has Minecraft evolved in the gaming scene since it has been released into different gaming consoles, but it has added a lot of merchandise that game fans can actually collect. They now have different kinds of toys like Lego series or action figures, pickaxes and swords that also come in diamond (too bad they’re not real!). Most of the swords and pickaxes come in a foam material though… I guess you wouldn’t want your kids hitting on anything or someone with a hard material pickaxe won’t you?
Stuffed toys are also available; some even have a sound effect that’s really amazing. And have I mentioned that there is also a wall torch that you can buy and actually gives light? A flashlight disguised as a fake torch—how cool is that?
Caps, wristbands and necklaces are also common forms of collectibles with any famous game, movie or even actors. But, to have a phone stylus with a pickaxe shape is something else right? I’m just not sure how easy or hard it is to use on a mobile phone but this is still something that you wouldn’t want to miss as part of your collection. Since Minecraft is also famous with kids, you may consider getting them the Minecraft cookie cutter, which is pretty sweet. It comes in 5 different shapes like Steve, a plain cookie, sword, creeper and of course a pickaxe.
It’s really fun having these items for grabs and there could be a hundred more out there waiting to be discovered. However, even though the fans are really happy about these items, most of them are a bit pricey as well, so I guess you have to work hard for them. I used to be happy with the clothing stuff but after the seeing the diamond and the redstone ore light, I knew that I have got to have them, one on the right side of my bed, the other on the left.
Lately I’ve been playing less since we I get busy with work too but I still manage to play once in a while because good games never die, and with Minecraft, you just continue to build different kinds of castles, bridges, houses and even resorts; all you have to do is think big and give it a lot of time since it sure is hard to get started.