New York Toy Fair Halo Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Firebase

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Now here’s a set I know you folks have been wanting and waiting to see. It’s the UNSC Firebase. Once upon a time, a long long time ago…we got a glimpse of Mega Bloks proposed Firebase. Fans had mixed reactions to it. At the time, many fans balked the price of $199. Since then, we’ve shelled that much out and more for example the Covenant Scarab.

Mega Bloks listened to all of the concern regarding the original Firebase. So they nixed it. (to my disappointment)

Here’s the original listing for the Firebase from 2011:
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IIRC, the hill background was just for show and not part of the planned set. Though I could be wrong on that, so don’t quote me.

Here’s a better graphic of the OLD proposed set:
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Over the years Mega ‘parted’ the set out by releasing parts of the big set into smaller set. We of course got the Cyclops (many times over), the Troop Warthog, and the Vampire. We just needed the base. Well….read on and you’ll see what Mega is finally coming out with!

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New York Toy Fair Halo Review: Kotobukiya Statues and Armor System Spartans

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Kotobukiya is a company that is no stranger to awesome highly detail statues. Not only do they have the Master Chief statue (that you could get with the Collector edition of the Master Chief collection, they also have a neat new armor system for Spartan figures! Read on to see see the goodness coming from Kotobukiya! Continue reading

New York Toy Fair Halo Review: Mega Bloks Gausshog and Banshee

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Next up in my continuing coverage of Halo Mega Bloks are mid sized vehicles/ships. We have a new Gausshog and Banshee coming! Seems I was misled about the Banshee not being called that, or perhaps there will be a name change and it just couldn’t be said. Regardless, for now, since it looks like a Banshee, that’s what I’m calling it until we know differently. Keep reading to learn more about both sets and see the features they have.
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New York Toy Fair Halo Toy Review: McFarlane Action Figures

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It’s been awhile since McFarlane Toys brought out any new Halo action figures. Finally, the wait is just about over. Any day now four of these awesome figs will be dropping into retail shelves near you! Beyond Halo 4, series 3, we will also be getting Master Chief and Spartan Locke later this year. AND for the first time ever, McFarlane will be making a 10 inch Halo figure. Once again it’s Locke and WOW does it look amazing!
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New York Toy Fair Halo Review: Mega Bloks that TANK though…

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So people have questions about the tank seen at Toy Fair. Allow me to answer some questions for you. For one, it’s NOT called a Scorpion. This I was told directly by Mega. Doubtful they’d mislead me on that. The camouflage bloks have a better mix of colors as noted by the pics below. Only the Red Spartan and Blue Elite come with the set. Now let’s move on to the pics I took while at Toy Fair. Continue reading

New York Toy Fair Halo Review: Mega Bloks getting started and Q&A

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Okay, I KNOW you folks are starved for my Mega Bloks reviews form Toy Fair. While I’m editing the photos, I thought I’d at least get this started with some general shots. After this I’ll be posting several articles on Mega Bloks stuff from Toy Fair. Continue reading

New York Toy Fair Halo Review: Trends International posters and calendars

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I had the opportunity to speak with Brandon, the trade show coordinator for Trends International. We talked about the Halo posters available now as well as the 16 month Halo 5 calendar coming out later this year. Continue reading

New York Toy Fair Halo Toy Review: BanDai Sprukits

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BanDai the makers of Sprukits have several Halo models. Some are available now while there was one that isn’t yet out.

Let’s start with the sets that are now available. These models are snap fit, so no glue necessary. Molded in the general color of the character, you will need to add paint detail to make them more accurate. Continue reading

Spartan Games is to produce Halo tabletop miniatures games

If you love table top games and you love Halo (and you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t), then Spartan Games is bringing you a cool new Halo game to play.

I first learned of this from a post on Facebook by Laird MacLean. Thanks Laird!

The following is a reblog from Spartan Games web site (heh, Spartan, covenant coincidence, huh?):

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Spartan Games has entered into a License Agreement with Microsoft Corporation to design and produce tabletop miniatures games for “Halo®”, the global entertainment phenomenon. The first products will be on sale around the world through Spartan Games’ sales and distribution channels in 2015. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Heavy Assault Cyclops

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Mega Bloks Heavy Assault Cyclops: Set #CNC98 <–Mega has gone with a new number system for their sets it appears.

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, less than 5 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 76
Minifigs: UNSC Marine in Grey/Black armor, with brown undergarment
Weapons: Railgun
Accessories: Backpack
Special Features: Poseable mech w/opening and closing cockpit
Cost: $15

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