Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Covenant Armor Customizer set

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Mega Bloks Covenant Armor Customizer set: #CNH21

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, less than 1 minute building
Set Piece Count: 75
Minifigs: Silver Elite Ranger, Purple Elite Zealot, with top armor parts for both silver Zealot/Minor and Purple Ranger/Minor
Weapons: Energy sword, Concussion rifle (1st ever)
Accessories: 2x Covenant crates
Special Features: Tiny spinning cone in concussion rifle
Cost: $10

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Series Charlie Minifigures

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Series Charlie of the blind pack figures is now out and many a Halo Mega Bloks collector is racing to their local stores to find them. I happened to be fortunate to find most of these yesterday (as of this writing), so i figured I’d share reviews with you of the ones I found.

Below is the insert sheet that comes with each blind packed figure. As you can see there are 5 common, 2 rare, and 2 ultra rare. Not pictured are also two completely translucent figures. There is a green spartan and a smoke (I want to say EVA, though In could be wrong…) Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Covenant Weapons Customizer Pack

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Mega Bloks Covenant Weapons Customizer Pack: CNH22

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sorting, less than 1 minute building
Set Piece Count: 52
Minifigs: Halo 4 style Jackal, Halo 4 style Elite Minor
Weapons: Energy Sword, 2X Trans-Blue Sticky Grenades, Blue Jackal Shield, Yellow Jackal Shield, Storm Rifle, Plasma Launcher, Beam Rifle, Painted Needler, Painted Plasna Pistol, Painted Plasma Repeater
Accessories: 2X NEW Long style Covenant Crates
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $10

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Promethean Warriors

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Mega Bloks Promethean Warriors: Set #CNG64

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, less than 5 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 94
Minifigs: Lancer Knight. Crawler, Alpha Crawler, Watcher
Weapons: Suppressor )usually attached to Knight), Binary Rifle, 2X Pulse Grenades
Accessories: 2 light tan ferns, various ‘ground’ pieces and smooth cornered bloks.
Special Features: Forerunner Construct has multiple points of articulation
Cost: $15

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Spartan Customizer Pack

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Mega Bloks Spartan Customizer Pack: Set #CNC95

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sorting, less than 2 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 66
Minifigs: 1 base body spartan with lime green forearms and lower legs, 1 base body spartan with crimson forearms and lower legs, The following 3 armor sets in lime green (each containing a helmet, 2x shoulder pads, chest armor); Soldier, Recruit, Orbital. The following 3 armor sets in crimson (each containing a helmet, 2x shoulder pads, chest armor); Soldier, Aviator, Oceanic
Weapons: Saw, DMR
Accessories: 2X Long crates, lime green crate lid, crimson crate lid
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $8

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New Halo Mega Bloks Fireteam sets hitting store shelves!

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Four of the new Halo Mega Bloks sets shown from New York Toy Fair have started hitting store shelves. The following images are credited to Liam Schwickrath. (I did a little retouching to make them less blue in hue)

First up is UNSC Fireteam Rhino.

Fireteam Rhino
This set is very similar to Fireteam Eagle. The disadvantage here is that it has one less figure. That color scheme though is much better, IMO. Continue reading

Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 4 series 3 Spartan Thorne

Well, it’s been some time since I’ve been able to post a McFarlane Halo figure toy review. Not because I didn’t want to, but because it’s been a long time since a new series has been released. Now I can finally get some more of these in with Series 3 making it to retail.

The packaging is quite nice. I like the slim packaging as opposed to the wider ones from series past. For those who collect these carded, it will take up less space for sure, whether you display them or store them.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks NMPD Customizer Pack

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Mega Bloks NMPD Customizer Pack: Set #CNC96

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sorting, less than 2 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 55
Minifigs: 2X NMPD Officers w/Black outfits/grey armor
Weapons: Sniper Rifle, Shotgun (painted), Grenade Launcher (painted), Magnum, Socom pistol, Battle Rifle, Shotgun (unpainted), Assault Rifle, 2X Frag Genades
Accessories: 2X Traffic Cones, 2X Riot Shields, 2X Weapons crates (grey w/black lids), 2X NMPD Helmets
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $8

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All-new Spartan Locke Figure by McFarlane Toys

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint: 

Our partners at McFarlane Toys are gearing up for the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, and we’re excited to announce and provide the first look at the all-new Spartan Locke action figure.

HFFL: Um, not first folks….I posted pics of this from New York Toy Fair on 2/17/15. Need proof? Here’s the article I wrote. Scroll towards the bottom of that article to see my pics of this.

This 10” figure will go through a lengthy process before it ends up on store shelves later this year, so we chatted with the designers at McFarlane Toys to learn about this how figure is made.

HFFL: Hmm, again, by the pics that I took from 2 1/2 months ago as of this writing, the figure looks pretty well done…but anyway. Moving along with 343’s interview with McFarlane Toys.

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Halo Toy Review: Bandai Sprukits Master Chief (Large sized)

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This review is the fourth of the four currently at retail as of this posting. It’s Master Chief in the larger level 3 size.

Okay, without further ado, let’s get to the review.

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 hour 15 minutes building, Your time will vary as I was taking pictures along the way for this review.
Set Piece Count: 161
Weapons: One Assault Rifle, Two Magnums, One Battle Rifle
Accessories: Figure Stand w/partial articulation.
Special Features: Fully articulated figure at the following points:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Double hinge jointed Elbows
• Ball Jointed Wrists
• Ball Jointed Waist
• Ball Jointed Hips
• Double Hinge Jointed Knees
• Ball Jointed Ankles
• Hinge Toe cap

As well, the model includes a set of fisted hands, a set of ‘trigger’ hands, plus a third left hand that is open. This can be used to help hold the assault rifle or battle rifle.

Cost: $54.99 at retail

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Halo Toy Review: Bandai Sprukits Spartan Thorne

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This review is the third of the four currently at retail as of this posting. It’s Spartan Gabriel Thorne.

Okay, without further ado, let’s get to the review.

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes building, Your time will vary as I was taking pictures along the way for this review.
Set Piece Count: 110
Weapons: One Assault Rifle, One Magnum
Accessories: Figure Stand
Special Features: Fully articulated at the following:
• Ball Joint Head,
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Double hinge jointed Elbows
• Ball Jointed Wrists
• Ball Jointed Waist
• Ball Jointed Hips
• Double Hinge Jointed Knees
• Ball Jointed Ankles
As well, the model includes a set of fisted hands, a set of ‘trigger’ hands, plus a third left hand that is open. This can be used to help hold and assault rifle.

Cost: $20 at retail

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