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!!!

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Brute Skirmish

Mega Construx Fireteam Castle

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 85
Minifigures: Spartan MK IV, UNSC Marine, Brute Captain (Active Camo), Brute Minor
Weapons: Bruteshot, Assault Rifle, Grenade Launcher, Gravity Hammer (Active Camo)
Accessories: Buildable Dropshield, x3 figure stands, small terrain baseplate
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Damage

Mega Construx Power Pack-Damage

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 32
Minifigures: Translucent Red Centurion Spartan
Weapons: Assault Rifle (Ruptive skin), Magnum (Lord of the Fries skin), Sniper Rifle (End of the Line skin)
Accessories: Red Power Up Button, attachable Bayonet for AR, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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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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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Warzone Wasp Strike

Sigh…okay, before I begin this review, let me say it is RARE that I give a negative review as I consider most design interpretations by Mega to be great for their Halo toy line. This unfortunately, is not one of those times… Read on to find out why.

Mega Construx Warzone Wasp Strike

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes to sort, roughly 1 1/2 hours to build. Your time will vary as I take pictures along the way for the review.
Set Piece Count: 632
Minifigures: Spartan Athlon (Red); Elder Hunter (Silver)
Weapons: Assault Rifle (BoomCo deco), Magnum (BoomCo deco)
Accessories: x2 figure stands
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes, VTOL fans pivot, side hatches open/close, rear engines pivot, missile firing feature
Cost: $50 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the Wasp in a great flight and firing mode. Why though the Hunter is off to the side like that? I get that it’s on a cliff.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Corporate Security Cyclops

Mega Construx Corporate Security Cyclops

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 5 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 154
Minifigures: UNSC Marine (in Yellow and Black)
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: Figure stand
Special Features: Cockpit/Chest Hatch opens/closes; Articulated shoulders, elbows, fingers, hip joints, ankles; Buildable shooting arm; buildable shield
Cost: $16 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art has an imposing shot of the cyclops, with a window that shows the figure inside. The back shows how the cockpit opens as well as the firing feature of the shooting arm.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 5

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 5

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 15 to 25 depending on figure. See pic below for exact count.
Minifigures: Brute Bodyguard, Cortana, Master Chief (MK VI Gen 1 armor), Arbiter (Halo 3 armor version), Sgt. Johnson (Halo 3 armor version), Prophet of Truth
Weapons: Bruteshot, Flamethrower, Energy Sword, Spartan Laser, Brute Spike
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), 343 Guilty Spark (w/Cortana), Flame (w/Master Chief)
Special Features: Gold Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

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

Right to left here for Series 5 we have: Brute Bodyguard, Cortana, Master Chief, Arbiter, Sgt. Johnson, Prophet of Truth. These are all Halo 3 themed so they reflect their respective armor or outfits. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Banished Banshee Brawl

Mega Construx Banished Banshee Brawl

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 5 minutes to sort, 10-15 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 219
Minifigures: Elite Minor, Spartan Mark IV
Weapons: Plasma Rifle, Spartan Laser
Accessories: x2 figure stands, laser bolt for Spartan Laser, buildable stand for Banshee
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes; wings pivot down/up
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art has a cool action shot on the front, while the back shows the figures and weapons included.
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