Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Flood Infected Cyclops

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Mega Bloks Flood Infected Cyclops

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting; 5 minutes building.
Set Piece Count: 48
Minifigs: Halo 4 style Spartan Flood
Weapons: None
Accessories: Various Flood ‘bits’ (Explained below)
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes, arms and legs have limited articulation
Cost: $16 (US)

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Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure- Spartan Athlon VARIANT

Before I get started with this review, I need to acknowledge someone. A reader, now friend named Bobby (last name held for privacy), bought this for me. He knew that I needed this variant color Athlon figure, found it, bought it and sent it to me. He did this, with no thought of being paid back. Bobby, thank you VERY much! 

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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, 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: $13-17 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: exclusive to Walgreens

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Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure- Spartan 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: Assault Rifle, 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: $13-17 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail (There is a Blue/White variant that is exclusive to Walgreens)

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Promethean Soldier’s face made from Mega Bloks

Every once in awhile, I get an idea for a custom build with Mega Bloks. The new Phaeton Gunship seemed to already have much of what I wanted to do here. That being make a Promethean Soldier’s head. Now, I didn’t have enough pieces to make a fully 3D head. So instead I concentrated on the face with elements of the side and top of the head.

This was made with only ONE set of the Phaeton. No other pieces from any other set were used. So if you want to make this, you can and know exactly what you will need to replicate it.Custom Promethean Soldier face_sm

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Hot Topic Halo Apparel

Hot Topic has several Halo 5 Guardians t-shirts and more available on their website (if not your local store).

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T-shirt range in price from $20.50-$22.50 (US) and come in a range of sizes from extra small to 2X. (Check site for exact availability)

The snapback hat is $18.50 (one size fits most), while Cheif’s helmet is $34.50, comes in only one size.

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

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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: Kelly’s Shotgun, 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: $13-17 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail (Though short packed, so she will be tougher to find)

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Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Halo 5 Guardians Action Figure- Master Chief

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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: Assault Rifle with sand and green markings, 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: $13-17 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail

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Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Vale figure at NYCC

Just announced via twitter, Spartan Vale will shown at New York Comicon as part of their ‘Halo Heroes’ series.

MB ValeI did ask if these will be available at retail (as I believe they will be). No word yet, but I’ll revise this when/if I get the official word on it. We definitely need her and Spartan Tanaka to round out Fireteam Osiris!

 

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Firebase

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Mega Bloks UNSC Firebase

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 35 minutes sorting; 2 hours building. Your time will vary as I take pics of the build along the way for the review.
Set Piece Count: 637
Minifigs: Drone with Green armor plates, Drone with Red armor plates, Spartan Kelly (from Blue team), Oni solider (small helmet-full mask), Hunter (Halo4 Style)
Weapons: Shotgun. Rocket Launcher, SAW, SMG, Assault Rifle, 2X Plasma Pistol
Accessories: 2X Buildable Computer consoles, 2X Power Cores
Special Features: Both cannons turn 360°, and pivot up and down. Base is modular. Sections can be moved around to connect differently
Cost: $65 (US)

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