Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today I bring you a preview of the UNSC Blizzard Squad set from Mega Construx!

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: UNSC Officer, UNSC Marine, UNSC Cryo Marine (though it’s called a flame marine on Mega’s website)
Accessories: Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Cryo Thrower, buildable Cryo Turret
Pieces: 111
Cost: $14.99

On to the official pics from Mega!

This set is almost all figures and it’s COOL! As well, there is a buildable Cryo Turret. The mottling color of the translucent blue piece connected to the turret will vary between sets. So don’t expect yours to look exactly like that piece. The turret has a built in projectile launcher. Continue reading

Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Radar Wreckage

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today’s preview is the Radar Wreckage set from Mega Construx! This based off of the game Halo Wars 2.

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Banished Jump Pack Brute (first version of this Jump Pack)
Accessories: Gravity Hammer, Power Core
Pieces: 130
Cost: $14.99

On to the official pics from Mega!

The full set is comprised of a UNSC Radar Tower and a Banished Brute figure. There is one printed piece with the tower. It’s a small control board. I’d have liked to have seen the UNSC Eagle on at least one of the sides of the tower, regardless if it’s accurate to game or not. Continue reading

Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Green Machine vs Banished Marauder

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today, I preview the Green Machine vs Banished Marauder set from Mega Construx!

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Sgt. Johnson, Banished Brute, Banished Jackal
Accessories: Assault Rifle, Brute Spiker, Plasma Pistol
Pieces: 342
Cost: $29.99

This set is based of of Halo Wars 2. The Marauder is canon to the story, while Sgt. Johnson isn’t as he died in Halo 3. However, he made his pseudo return as a playable hero in matchmaking in the game.

On to the official pics from Mega!

Here we see the full set. We get a Marauder, a new vehicle that debuted in Halo Wars 2! As well, a buildable EXO suit for Sgt. Johnson. The Banished aesthetic of sharp angles with silver and red are very much present in the Marauder build. The EXO suit is a very good interpretation in blok form. The Marauder has a built in projectile launcher.
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Halo Toy PRE-view: Mega Construx Banished Turret Takedown

New sets are finally trickling out, just in time for the holidays! Today, I preview the Banished Turret Takedown set from Mega Construx.

Some set specs:
Minifigs in set: Blue Mark IV Spartan
Accessories: Sniper Rifle
Pieces: 123
Cost: $14.99

On to the official pics from Mega!

In the first pic, we see that an action feature is built into the turret. You can launch two translucent purple projectiles via small hinged launch pieces.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 8

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 8

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 18 to 25 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Jackal Minor, Spartan Recruit with “Proven” (Flame) skin, Master Chief Mark V armor with Cryo Freeze details, Spartan Emile, Spartan Centurion “Ironside” skin, Dr. Halsey
Weapons: Respective to the order of figures above. Orange Needler, SMG with “Master Control” skin, Assault Rifle, Shotgun w/Kukri Knife, Battle Rifle “Bloodthirst” skin
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), Personal Energy Shield (Jackal), Cortana micro figure (Halsey)
Special Features: Translucent mottled light blue Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

As with each Halo Heroes Series before, there are 6 figures in this series.

Right to left here for Series 8 we have: Jackal Minor, Spartan Recruit with “Proven” (Flame) skin, Master Chief Mark V armor with Cryo Freeze details, Spartan Emile, Spartan Centurion “Ironside” skin, Dr. Halsey Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Operation Ocean Breaker Drop Pod

Mega Construx Operation Ocean Breaker Drop Pod

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 58
Minifigures: ODST (White with Blue details)
Weapons: Shotgun
Accessories: x1 Figure stand
Special Features: Pod door pops open when pod is dropped (bottom end first) onto a hard surface, folding airbrakes
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The packaging displays the door pod and figure quite well. On the back, you see how the drop pod door’s explosive opening happens. It’s a cool feature. Though you don’t need to slam it as hard as it may seem to show.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack – Rocket Boost

Mega Construx Power Pack – Rocket Boost

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 31
Minifigures: Translucent Orange Pathfinder Spartan
Weapons: Rocket Launcher (SPNKR Prime skin), DMR (Blue Steel skin), Battle Rifle (Fade skin)
Accessories: Orange muzzle flash (can be attached to DMR or BR), attachable scope for DMR, silencer for BR, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

Okay, before we move on, yes, Mega took a little liberty here with having a Rocket Boost set as there isn’t a Rocket Boost in-game. Perhaps this was to be in the game, but got cut? We won’t know, unless 343 tells us. I for one am NOT complaining though. This is a GREAT set. Read on and find out why!!!

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The window shows the figure, weapons and REQ station nicely. The back shows 3 of the other 4 in this series of Power Packs. (MIssing is the Purple Speed Boost set)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Operation Bronze Cobra Drop Pod

Mega Construx Operation Bronze Cobra Drop Pod

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 57
Minifigures: ODST (Tan with Silver details)
Weapons: Rocket Launcher
Accessories: x1 Figure stand
Special Features: Pod door pops open when pod is dropped (bottom end first) onto a hard surface, folding airbrakes
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The packaging displays the door pod and figure quite well. On the back, you see how the drop pod door’s explosive opening happens. It’s a cool feature. Though you don’t need to slam it as hard as it may seem to show.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 7

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 7

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 21 to 25 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Spartan Vector, Dutch (ODST), Captain Lasky, Spartan Carter-A259, Jul ‘Mdama, Spartan Mark VI (Gen 1)
Weapons: Respective to the order of figures above. Concussion Rifle; Spartan Laser; Magnum; DMR; Energy Sword; SAW
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), Backpack (Dutch), Micro Roland (Lasky), Human Head (Carter)
Special Features: Translucent GREEN Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

As with each Halo Heroes Series before, there are 6 figures in this series.

Right to left here for Series 6 we have: Spartan Vector, Dutch (ODST), Captain Lasky, Spartan Carter-A259, Jul ‘Mdama, Spartan Mark VI (Gen 1)

The back of each card looks similar to this, with the figures being in different positions on the back, depending on which figure the card is for. Seen below is Jul ‘Mdama’s card.  Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Operation Veritas Drop Pod

Mega Construx Operation Veritas Drop Pod

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 56
Minifigures: ODST (Blue w/Orange and Silver details)
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: x1 Figure stand
Special Features: Pod door pops open when pod is dropped (bottom end first) onto a hard surface, folding airbrakes
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The packaging displays the door pod and figure quite well. On the back, you see how the drop pod door’s explosive opening happens. It’s a cool feature. Though you don’t need to slam it as hard as it may seem to show.

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Halo Toy PRE-view: Halo Wars 2 Frostraven!

First a big thanks to Mega Construx fan Kevin Thornburn for pointing this out on Facebook!

So there has been just a scant few pics of the upcoming Frostraven set from Mega Construx online. Now we have an official listing for it on Amazon Canada.

Let’s have a look at the set!

For those unfamiliar, the Frostraven is comparable in size to a Pelican, but has attributes of the Falcon from Halo Reach. This flying beast rains down cold and freezes opponents! You can see the large cold storage units on the underbelly of the craft. Also note Decimus comes with his signature Mech suit! Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Covenant Goblin Battlesuit

Mega Construx Covenant Goblin Battlesuit

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 7 minutes to sort, 15-20 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 218
Minifigures: Grunt Minor, Spartan Operator
Weapons: Rocket Launcher w/removable rocket, blast smoke, directional rod; Plasma Pistol
Accessories: x2 Figure stands
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes; Articulated shoulders, elbows, fingers, hip joints, knees; shooting feature in needler arm
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail)

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

Before I go further, let me say that I’ve taken to calling the mech the Gruntbuster and not Goblin. It’s a take on the Hulkbuster armor from Iron Man. Yes, it doesn’t bust Grunts. More like it’s a Grunt that is doing the busting! So if I use this word, later in the review, you know why.

The box art shows the set in a dynamic action shot. One of the better ones in recent history, IMO.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 6

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 6

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 20 to 26 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Spartan Helljumper, Let ‘Volir, Jun, Roland, Spartan Grant, Spartan Athlon
Weapons: Railgun, Energy Sword, Sniper Rifle, DMR, Storm Rifle
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), Jun’s Helmet, Roland’s translucent yellow display screens
Special Features: Translucent Purple Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

As with each Halo Heroes Series before, there are 6 figures in this series.

Right to left here for Series 6 we have: Spartan Helljumper, Let ‘Volir, Jun, Roland, Spartan Grant, Spartan Athlon Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Active Camo

Mega Construx Power Pack – Active Camo

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 31
Minifigures: Translucent Light Blue (Almost Teal) Helioskrill Spartan
Weapons: SMG (Gold Standard skin), Magnum (Fade skin), Fuel Rod Cannon (Pool of Radiance skin)
Accessories: Blue Power Up Button, attachable Bayonet and Scope for SMG, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The window shows the figure, weapons and REQ station nicely. The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

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