Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks NMPD Pelican Base (Part 2-The Pelican and Figures)

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Mega Bloks NMPD Pelican Base

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 hours to sort, 6.5 hours to build
Set Piece Count: 1792
Minifigures: Mickey (ODST), Brute Chieftain, NMPD Pilot, NMPD Sergeant
Weapons: Gravity Hammer, Sniper Rifle, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Rocket Launcher (Silver), Rocket Launcher (Black), Magnum, Missile Pod (Detachable), Machine Gun Turret
Accessories: Buildable platform station, Radar Dish
Special Features: Pelican: Cockpit hatch opens/closes, rear hatch opens/close, rear engines slightly pivot, top hatch for placing/removing figures, forward gun rotates, wings rotate; Platform: pivoting ‘flaps’ for lack of a better word.
Cost: $150 Toys R’ Us Exclusive (I got mine when it was on sale for half price!)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks NMPD Pelican Base (Part 1-Platform and Base)

This is part one of two for this review. In this part, I will take you through the contents of the set, the building of the base and platform. In part two, the Pelican itself comes together.

I’ve actually had this set since December 2015. Was missing a few parts, so waited to get those from Mega, then just forgot to post this review as I was busy with other things. Apologies there.
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Mega Bloks NMPD Pelican Base

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 hours to sort, 6.5 hours to build
Set Piece Count: 1792
Minifigures: Mickey (ODST), Brute Chieftain, NMPD Pilot, NMPD Sergeant
Weapons: Gravity Hammer, Sniper Rifle, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Rocket Launcher (Silver), Rocket Launcher (Black), Magnum, Missile Pod (Detachable), Machine Gun Turret
Accessories: Buildable platform station, Radar Dish
Special Features: Pelican: Cockpit hatch opens/closes, rear hatch opens/close, rear engines slightly pivot, top hatch for placing/removing figures, forward gun rotates, wings rotate; Platform: pivoting ‘flaps’ for lack of a better word.
Cost: $150 Toys R’ Us Exclusive (I got mine when it was on sale for half price!)

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MB NMPD Pelican BOX
As with the other signature sets, this box is massive for a Mega Bloks set. As you can see it has a handle on top for ease of transport. The action shot on the front is fantastic! On the back the set’s features are showed prominently. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure Spartan Red Athlon

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Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Chest
• Limited Ball Joint hips
• Hinge Knees
• Limited Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: Hydra, Boutshot
Additional Contents: REQ Pack sheet (Requisition Pack) This sheet has a code on one side that you can redeem for Halo 5 Guardians in-game content. The content redeemed for varies from code to code.
Cost: $15-18 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail (I got mine from Toys R Us)

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As always, the figure is display well, along with it’s contents. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks NMPD Warthog

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Mega Bloks NMPD (New Mombasa Police Department) Warthog

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 5 minute to sort, 15 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 213
Minifigures: All NMPD officers are the same with these exceptions: Two regular officers, one with light skin, one with medium toned skin, the NMPD Sergeant has a cap and glasses instead of a helmet and is brown skinned; Two VISR Brutes, One Jump Pack Brute, the other a Brute Stalker
Weapons: Shotgun, Grenade Launcher, Assault, Bruteshot, Plasma Rifle (crimson color)
Accessories: Jump pack for Brute
Special Features: Wheels spin, independent suspension, steering wheel turns, outward pivoting side troop cage bars.
Cost: $17-30 It IS a Wal*Mart exclusive. However, while WM may sell it for around $27-30, I was able to get this on Walmart.com through a third party seller for $17 and no shipping. This set is pretty hard to find as of this writing, so get it when you see it if you are wanting it!

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Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure Spartan Helljumper Variant

This is NOT Buck from Fireteam Osiris. It is the same spartan armor, but in Blue/White as opposed to Buck’s colors.

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Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Chest
• Limited Ball Joint hips
• Hinge Knees
• Limited Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: SMG, Energy Sword
Additional Contents: REQ Pack sheet (Requisition Pack) This sheet has a code on one side that you can redeem for Halo 5 Guardians in-game content. The content redeemed for varies from code to code.
Cost: $15-18 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail (I got mine from Toys R Us)

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Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure Spartan Hermes variant

This is NOT Kelly from Blue team. It is the same spartan armor, but in Green as opposed to Kelly’s colors.

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Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Chest
• Limited Ball Joint hips
• Hinge Knees
• Limited Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: Rockets, Boutshot
Additional Contents: REQ Pack sheet (Requisition Pack) This sheet has a code on one side that you can redeem for Halo 5 Guardians in-game content. The content redeemed for varies from code to code.
Cost: $15-18 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail

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Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure- Spartan Centurion

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Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Chest
• Limited Ball Joint hips
• Hinge Knees
• Limited Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: DMR, Magnum
Additional Contents: REQ Pack sheet (Requisition Pack) This sheet has a code on one side that you can redeem for Halo 5 Guardians in-game content. The content redeemed for varies from code to code.
Cost: $15-18 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Target exclusive

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Covenant Storm Lance

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Mega Bloks Covenant Storm Lance

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 114
Minifigures: All figures in Indigo purple: Elite Commander, Elite Minor, Jackal, Grunt
Weapons: Storm Rifle, Needler (Crimson), Carbine, Plasma Pistol
Accessories: Jackal Shield (Yellow), Drop Shield, Energy Core, 2X Plasma Grenades
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $15-17

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Covenant Watchtower

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Mega Bloks Covenant Watchtower

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 3 minute to sort, 30 minutes to build (Your time will vary. I take photos along the way which make my build times a little longer)
Set Piece Count: 239
Minifigures: UNSC Spartan Soldier (Speckeld White); Covenant Elite Commander (Brown)
Weapons: Hydra, Fuel Rod Gun; Buildable Covenant Plasma Turret
Accessories: Covenant Drop Shield
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $20-25 depending on where you buy it from

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Halo Toy Preview: Mega Bloks Covenant Brute Lance Set

Once again, apologies to the owner of these pics as I don’t know who you are to give you proper credit. When I find out who it is, I will be sure to update this article as such.

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This new Brute set is indicative of what to expect from Halo Wars 2. Beyond that though, it’s another army builder’s dream! FOUR Brutes! All have the new super articulation and removable armor.

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Halo Toy Preview: Mega Bloks Yankee Squad

I found these pics on a Halo Mega Bloks fan page on Facebook. (Apologies to the page and the owner of these pics for not proper credit) I’ve been sitting on these pics for a good week now and have forgotten who posted them and which fan site. Terrible oversight on my part. As soon as I find out who’s these are, I’ll be sure to properly credit them for their pics.

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Halo Toy Preview: Mega Bloks Kodiak Siege Cannon

Just found this through a Halo Mega Bloks fan Facebook page!

We first caught a glimpse of this from Toy Fair this year. The name was thought to be the ‘Fox Cannon’. Now we have the actual name. Kodiak sounds MUCH better as it’s a massive bear in comparison to a puny little fox. LOL

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Here’s the text about this from Amazon:

  • Batten down the hatches and roll out with Spartan Alice-130 in the UNSC Kodiak Siege Cannon
  • Rigged with ironclad defenses, this buildable, eight-wheeled artillery tank comes fully loaded with a massive, pivoting cannon
  • Build the Kodiak, and brace your Spartan for an attack from the approaching Covenant Brutes
  • Then, deploy the Kodiak’s lockdown system, and bombard behind enemy lines
  • The highly detailed, super-pose able Spartan Alice-130 and Covenant Brute micro action figures each come with their own detachable armor and authentic weapons and accessories

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3-D print your Halo 5 Spartan with NEW stances and an even BIGGER size option!

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint (with commentary by me too of course):

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We now have five new stances to choose from for all available print sizes: Patrol, Center Mass, Looks Skyward, Tactical Carry, and Flanker. Not only that, based on your feedback we’ve also added a brand new premium size option – featuring twice the print material, and twice the armor, weapon, and color detail. It’s the ultimate option for the hardcore collector, and you can order yours today. Continue reading