Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today I bring you a preview of the UNSC Blizzard Squad set from Mega Construx!

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: UNSC Officer, UNSC Marine, UNSC Cryo Marine (though it’s called a flame marine on Mega’s website)
Accessories: Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Cryo Thrower, buildable Cryo Turret
Pieces: 111
Cost: $14.99

On to the official pics from Mega!

This set is almost all figures and it’s COOL! As well, there is a buildable Cryo Turret. The mottling color of the translucent blue piece connected to the turret will vary between sets. So don’t expect yours to look exactly like that piece. The turret has a built in projectile launcher. Continue reading

Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Radar Wreckage

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today’s preview is the Radar Wreckage set from Mega Construx! This based off of the game Halo Wars 2.

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Banished Jump Pack Brute (first version of this Jump Pack)
Accessories: Gravity Hammer, Power Core
Pieces: 130
Cost: $14.99

On to the official pics from Mega!

The full set is comprised of a UNSC Radar Tower and a Banished Brute figure. There is one printed piece with the tower. It’s a small control board. I’d have liked to have seen the UNSC Eagle on at least one of the sides of the tower, regardless if it’s accurate to game or not. Continue reading

Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Green Machine vs Banished Marauder

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today, I preview the Green Machine vs Banished Marauder set from Mega Construx!

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Sgt. Johnson, Banished Brute, Banished Jackal
Accessories: Assault Rifle, Brute Spiker, Plasma Pistol
Pieces: 342
Cost: $29.99

This set is based of of Halo Wars 2. The Marauder is canon to the story, while Sgt. Johnson isn’t as he died in Halo 3. However, he made his pseudo return as a playable hero in matchmaking in the game.

On to the official pics from Mega!

Here we see the full set. We get a Marauder, a new vehicle that debuted in Halo Wars 2! As well, a buildable EXO suit for Sgt. Johnson. The Banished aesthetic of sharp angles with silver and red are very much present in the Marauder build. The EXO suit is a very good interpretation in blok form. The Marauder has a built in projectile launcher.
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3 Mattel Series 3 6″ figures previously shown WILL be released!

I’ve shown preview images of these three, though one of them was a TINY pic. Now I have news that these three are indeed being released AND I have a much better pic of that third one!

This Orange Mark VI was one of the ones I’ve shown before. (Yes, the Rocket Launcher is being held wrong…LOL)

Likewise, the Achilles Spartan is also being released.

The third I only had this small pic of with another figure.

Now I can confirm, instead of it being a Recruit Spartan as I had thought, it’s actually An EOD Spartan with an extra CQB helmet!

This is quite exciting, given that Toys R Us has closed and we weren’t sure if we’d get these in this series or a future one, if at all.

One thing of interest is that these three are noted as having Grunt Imperial build-a-figure parts and not the Grunt Ultra parts as per the rest of Series 3. Not sure if that’s a typo as the Imperial was Series 2’s build-a-figure parts.

Lastly, the Promethean Soldier seen in that tiny pic has not yet been confirmed. I am still very much hoping for that figure. Once I get any confirmation on it, you can be sure I’ll post it here on HaloFanForLife.com!

Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Banished Turret Takedown

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today, I preview the Banished Turret Takedown set from Mega Construx.

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Blue Mark IV Spartan
Accessories: Sniper Rifle
Pieces: 123
Cost: $14.99

On to the official pics from Mega!

In the first pic, we see that an action feature is built into the turret. You can launch two translucent purple projectiles via small hinged launch pieces.
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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Atriox

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Jointed shoulder armor (right only)
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: “Chainbreaker” Gravity Mace
Cost: $15 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail (I got mine at Kmart)

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Atriox comes is a much wider box than the standard 12 inch Mattel figures. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box. The gravity mace is being held in his left hand and is slightly obscured by the packaging.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Telescoping Neck
• Hinged Long Neck (will be explained below)
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinged Right Shoulder Armor
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinged Knees
Accessories: Prophet’s Bane Energy Sword
Cost: $15 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The Arbiter comes is a much wider box than the standard 12 inch Mattel figures. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
The Arbiter comes with his Prophet’s Bane Energy Sword.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Promethean Officer

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinged Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Of note, the Promethean Officer does not have the standard Bicep, Thigh and Torso joints as the other figures in this series do.
Accessories: Splinter Turret (Full name: Z-520 Encounter-Mitigation System)
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual, Build-a-Figure Grunt Ultra left and right arm pieces
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Kmart.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The Promethean Officer is seen holding the unassembled Splinter Turret through the window. It’s back armor pieces is off to the side. The Build-A-Figure Grunt Ultra arms are in plain view. This is a departure from the series previously. The build-a-figure pieces had always been obscured by graphics on the front of the box. The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 2. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Grunt.
Seen left to right on the back for the figures in series 2 are:
ODST, Spartan Tanaka, Elite Warrior, Master Chief (a direct repackage from series 1, but now with the new Grunt build-a-figure piece), Promethean Officer, Atriox (also a direct repackage, but with the Grunt build-a-figure piece).

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Fred

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: DMR
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
Fred comes with a standard DMR. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 8

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 8

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 18 to 25 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Jackal Minor, Spartan Recruit with “Proven” (Flame) skin, Master Chief Mark V armor with Cryo Freeze details, Spartan Emile, Spartan Centurion “Ironside” skin, Dr. Halsey
Weapons: Respective to the order of figures above. Orange Needler, SMG with “Master Control” skin, Assault Rifle, Shotgun w/Kukri Knife, Battle Rifle “Bloodthirst” skin
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), Personal Energy Shield (Jackal), Cortana micro figure (Halsey)
Special Features: Translucent mottled light blue Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

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As with each Halo Heroes Series before, there are 6 figures in this series.

Right to left here for Series 8 we have: Jackal Minor, Spartan Recruit with “Proven” (Flame) skin, Master Chief Mark V armor with Cryo Freeze details, Spartan Emile, Spartan Centurion “Ironside” skin, Dr. Halsey Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Elite Warrior

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinged Knees
• Hinged Ankles
Accessories: Fuel Rod, Plasma Pistol
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual, Build-a-Figure Grunt Ultra Torso piece, 2 pins for attaching weapons
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Kmart.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The Elite Warrior is seen through a window holding a Plasma Pistol. The Build-A-Figure Grunt Ultra torso is in plain view. This is a departure from the series previously. The build-a-figure pieces had always been obscured by graphics on the front of the box.
The armor is removable, though for the Elite, all the armor is on the figure instead of the usual partial armor off seen through the window of other figures in this series.
The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 2. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Grunt.

Seen left to right on the back for the figures in series 2 are:
ODST Buck, Spartan Tanaka, Elite Warrior, Master Chief (a direct repackage from series 1, but now with the new Grunt build-a-figure piece), Promethean Officer, Atriox (also a direct repackage, but with the Grunt build-a-figure piece).

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Wrath

Before we start, it should be noted that this figure is essentially Emile from Noble team of Halo Reach, just not in the proper colors.

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: Shotgun
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
The Spartan Wrath comes with a Shotgun. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box. The knife on it’s shoulder is not removable.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Operation Ocean Breaker Drop Pod

Mega Construx Operation Ocean Breaker Drop Pod

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 58
Minifigures: ODST (White with Blue details)
Weapons: Shotgun
Accessories: x1 Figure stand
Special Features: Pod door pops open when pod is dropped (bottom end first) onto a hard surface, folding airbrakes
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The packaging displays the door pod and figure quite well. On the back, you see how the drop pod door’s explosive opening happens. It’s a cool feature. Though you don’t need to slam it as hard as it may seem to show.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Spartan Tanaka

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Swivel Biceps
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Swivel Thighs
• Double Hinged Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: DMR, Magnum, Build-a-Figure Grunt Ultra Head piece
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Kmart.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

Spartan Tanaka is seen through a window with some of her armor removed and holding her DMR. The Build-A-Figure Grunt Ultra Head is in plain view. This is a departure from the series previously. The build-a-figure pieces had always been obscured by graphics on the front of the box. The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 2. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Grunt.
Seen left to right on the back for the figures in series 2 are:
ODST Buck, Spartan Tanaka, Elite Warrior, Master Chief (a direct repackage from series 1, but now with the new Grunt build-a-figure piece), Promethean Officer, Atriox (also a direct repackage, but with the Grunt build-a-figure piece).

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Hunter (Orange)

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: DMR
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

This is a recolor of the previous 12 inch Spartan Locke figure. I had to check, and yes indeed, the big swish on the chest is the alternate skin for this armor.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
The Spartan Hunter comes with a black DMR. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box.

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