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

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: “BoomCo” skinned AR, Magnum
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $18 (US)
Availability: Target Exclusive

While the box says this is a Spartan Locus, in actuality, it’s Argus armor, with a Locus helmet attached. An Argus helmet is also included, if you so choose.
This is not a deterrent though folks. This is a VERY cool looking figure regardless of which helmet you choose to have on the figure. Since I already have the Linda figure and I think the Locus is just an awesome helmet, I chose to keep that on it.

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

The box has a large window on the front to display the figure. Instead of a build-a-figure piece, it has an extra different helmet. On the back it shows the different armor pieces and other figures from the first wave of Mattel Halo action figures.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Siege Armor Pack

Mega Construx Siege Armor Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 33
Minifigures: Spartan EOD
Weapons: SMG
Accessories: Recon Helmet, Torso and Shoulder armor; Rogue Helmet; 1 figure stand
Special Features: Crate opens and closes
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Walmart

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box has decent graphics applied to it. The window on the front shows most of the contents nicely. On the back you see the alternative armor put on the figure. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 5 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 111
Minifigures: UNSC Cryo Marine X2, UNSC Marine, UNSC Marine Officer
Weapons: DMR, Assault Rifle, buildable Cryo turret
Accessories: x3Figure stands
Special Features: Turret fires cryo projectile
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Walmart

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box art is COOL AS ICE! A chilly action shot is one the front, while the back of the box shows off the figures nicely. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Warthog Security Patrol

Mega Construx Warthog Security Patrol

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes to sort, 35 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 244
Minifigures: Spartan Athlon, Spartan Protector, Elite Commander
Weapons: Concussion Rifle, Hydra, SAW
Accessories: x3Figure stands
Special Features: Wheels spins, 4-wheel independent suspension, projectile launching gun with several points of articulation
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Amazon.com

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box art fantastic as always, showing the set in an action shot on the front.

The back of the box shows the figures more prominently.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx “Battle for the Ark” Blind Bag Series

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The “Battle for the Ark” series is the latest wave of blind bagged figures from Mega. Today we take a look at each one, along with the VERY special Spirit of Fire micro ship!

Mega Construx “Battle for the Ark” Blind Bag Series

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes building each figure, 2 minutes sort/build time total for micro ship.
Set Piece Count: varies by figure
Minifigures: B
Accessories: Bruteshot, Energy Sword, Plasma Pistol, Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Assault Rifle, Hydra, Trans-green Hydra
Special Features: Removable Armor
Cost: $3-3.50 US (Mass Retail) (ONE figure per pack)


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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Kinsano Cyclops Raid

Mega Construx Kinsano Cyclops Raid

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes to sort, 30 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 232
Minifigures: Morgan Kinsano, x3 Flood Infection forms
Weapons: Shotgun
Accessories: Figure stand
Special Features: Lots of articulation!
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Amazon.com

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box art is the new white with orange Mega logo and blue details. The set photo shows Kinsano in her special Flamethrower Cyclops, burning Flood Infection forms.

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Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx UNSC Infinity

This set has been a long time in coming. It’s been shown some months ago, available to order on Amazon, cancelled on Amazon, then relisted. Links on MegaConstrux.com have been up for the set and taken down. The PDF instructions for the set were posted too. I have those, but have agreed to NOT post them online.

As yet though, no official release of this set has been made.

HOWEVER, rather than sit on these images, I want to show what’s out there and talk about this set. Since this set is still unreleased, images are to be considered prototype with the official set possibly being changed as well as the box art.

Okay, let’s start the preview, shall we?

First up is the box. It’s HUGE. Without this being listed as a Signature series set, it’s safe to say, it’s still in that category, unofficially. Note the piece count at 2,456. That’s one of the biggest Mega Bloks/Construx sets ever! Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Hannibal Mantis Charge

Mega Construx Hannibal Mantis Charge

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 20-25 minutes to sort (this as you open just a couple of bags at a time), approximately one hour to build
Set Piece Count: 420
Minifigures: Grunt Minor, Spartan Wetwork, Elite Zealot
Weapons: Carbine (Blood of Suban deco), Needler, Plasma Pistol
Accessories: x3 Figure stands
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes; Articulated shoulders, waist, hip joints, knees, ankles, both “hands” rotate, radar pivots
Cost: $40 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Amazon.com

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box art is the new white with orange Mega logo. The set photo shows the Mantis in an action pose along with the figures. It should be noted that the Mantis can indeed be posed like this.

On the back of the box there are a few other sets shown. As of this writing (12/26/19), the Warthog and Phaeton sets have been released. The Frostraven set has yet to show in stores. Continue reading

Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Phaeton Helios Strike

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today, I preview is the Phaeton Helios set from Mega Construx!

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Orbital Spartan (Blue with Orange and White detailing), Defender Spartan (Red with Yellow detailing), Prometheans (all in a rusty Orange color): Knight, Watcher, Crawler
Accessories: SMG (Pop Culture skin ?), Delta Beam Rifle
Pieces: approximately 550 (no official number of pieces announced yet)
Cost: $59.99

I have been greatly anticipating this set since the Phaeton Helios was made a variant vehicle in Warzone in Halo 5 Guardians. I have the original Phaeton set from Mega Construx of which you can read my review of that HERE. The Helios version comes nearly 3 years after the original version was released for sale to the public.

Other than color, this Phaeton appears to be the exact same build as the original. (Though MUCH better looking!)

On to the official pics from Mega!

Here is the full set. I’m loving the faded orange on some of the pieces. I hope it looks this smooth on the actual toy. Several printed pieces, sandy light tan, bright red and orange as well as some translucent pieces really make this Phaeton Helios POP! You get 2 Spartans and a nice small array of Prometheans. As well, there is a buildable rocket launcher turret. Continue reading

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!