And I didn't expect to run into it here. xD I just saw it in my messages, posted in a group, and went "Oheeeey! I know that fayce!".
I'm personally fairly sick of the all-red-and-warm demon pieces (it's not ugly by any means, but it doesn't hold my interest nearly as much - I kinda end up glancing over that stuff a lot of the time), so I'm all happy about this version. Something about it just grabs the eye better for me.
actually they are. The pandaren were created in 2003 for the warcraft 3 expansion "the frozen throne". They aren't new to the lore by any stretch. Kung Fu Panda didn't come out till 2007. So who is ripping off who?