Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Flame Warthog

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Mega Bloks UNSC Flame Warthog: Set number 97449

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes sorting, 30 (this includes my time stopping to take pics for the review)
Set Piece Count: 207
Minifigs: 2 Gungnir – Halo 4 style with new articulation. One Red, One Yellow.
Weapons: Shotgun, SAW, Target Locater
Accessories: N/A
Price: $25
Special Features: wheels spin,machine gun turret turns 360° and pivots up and down at two points.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks (NMPD) Police Cruiser Standoff

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Mega Bloks Police Cruiser Standoff: Set #97452

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes sorting, 30 (this includes my time stopping to take pics for the review)
Set Piece Count: 234
Minifigs: NMPD Police Officer, Brute Chieftan (Red outlined)
Weapons: Magnum, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Gravity Hammer
Accessories: N/A
Price: $20
Special Features: wheels spin, window opens/closes

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HFFL Reader Toy Review: Mega Bloks Flood Invasion By J. Chad Day

Blog subscriber J. Chad Day sent me an e-mail saying he had photos and a written review for the new Flood Invasion set. He wanted to know if I’d like to show his review on HFFL. I’m happy to do so. When I get this set, I’ll do my own review as well. In the meantime, enjoy Chad’s review. BTW, Chad gave me permission to retouch his photos as well as add the HFFL watermark to them. As always, my commentary will be included in BLUE.

Halo Mega Bloks Set # 97430 Flood Invasion by J. Chad Day
MSRP $39.99
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Dark Horse Deluxe to make Halo replicas ships/vehicles.

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This is a repost from Darkhorse’s site. (My commentary as usual will be in BLUE.)

It was announced during Dark Horse’s “The Art of Video Games” panel at this year’s (2014) Comic Con International that Dark Horse would develop and manufacture a line of replicas based on the ships and vehicles which have appeared in the multi-million selling video game franchise, “Halo®!”

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Halo Toy Review: Bearbrick Master Chief figure

The Bearbrick line is not something I’m into. However, since they just put out a Master Chief figure, I decided to check out that one. The following is my video review of the fig.

Was it worth it? Well, for a one-off fig coming from China, yeah. It’s not something I would do all the time however. If they made a Cortana Bearbrick, I’d probably get that and stop there.

Do any of you have this figure also? If not, do you plan on getting it? Let me know.

-Sal

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Micro Fleet Falcon

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Mega Bloks Mirco Fleet Falcon: Set #97341

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, 5 minutes building (this includes my time stopping to take pics for the review)
Set Piece Count: 70
Minifigs: Mark VI Blue (Halo 4 style) with removable armor and added shoulder/elbow articulation
Weapons: Sniper Rifle
Accessories: Mini Snowbound Turret, removable back helmet baseplate.
Price: $13-15 (I received mine at no cost from Mega Bloks)
Special Features: Rotors spin.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Broadsword Midnight Strike

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Mega Bloks UNSC Broadsword Midnight Strike: Set #97380

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 hour sorting time, 4 hours 30 minutes build time. Your time may be less. Mine includes taking the pictures and setting up the set for action poses at the end.
Set Piece Count: 716
Minifigs: The Master Chief (New articulation and removable armor), Cortana (solid paint not see-through), The Didact
Weapons: Assault Rifle, Grenade Launcher, Sticky Detonator, Shotgun, Saw, Pulse Grenade
Accessories: N/A
Price: $70 (presumably). I received mine via Mega Bloks for no cost.
Special Features: Various wing flaps pivot, Cockpit opens/closes, removable nuclear missile, gun mounts pivot. Top portion of ship is removable to reveal weapons and missile storage. Missile can launch via pivot “switch”.

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