Mega Construx Toy Review: Spartan JFO Armor Pack

Mega Construx Spartan JFO Armor Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort pieces, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 33
Minifigures: JFO Spartan
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: figure stand, additional standard torso armor, additional shoulder armor, EVA Helmet, Scout Helmet
Special Features: Armor locker opens/closes
Cost: $7 US Mass Retail.

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The front of the box shows the figure with the additional armor, armor locker and weapon within the bubble. On the back you see the set “built” as well as some of the power-up sets.

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Mega Construx Toy Review: Master Chief VS Arbiter

Mega Construx Master Chief VS Arbiter

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: No build time as figures are already assembled
Set Piece Count: 51
Minifigures: Master Chief, Arbiter
Weapons: Battle Rifle, SMGs X2, Energy Sword, Covenant Carbine, X2 standard grenades, X2 Sticky Grenades
Accessories: X2 figure stands – each imprinted with the respective character’s name.
Special Features: n/a
Cost: $10 US Mass Retail.

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The front of the card shows both figures, a weapon each, both stands and a small bubble with the extra weapons included. As well, the front package art is very nicely done. Non-traditional for Mega. On the back of the card you see Halo Heroes series 11.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Designer Series UNSC Scorpion Tank Part 3 The Turrets

This set is not just large, but has many variant builds you can create with it. As such, I’m splitting it into 3 parts. The Body, The Treads and the Turrets. After I publish all three articles, there will be links to each of the articles for the other two parts.

Mega Construx Designer Series UNSC Scorpion Tank

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes to sort, roughly 1 1/2 to 2 hours to build. Your time will vary greatly as I took pics along the way for this review. Not to mention, each variant tread and turret has different building times.
Set Piece Count: 1014
Minifigures: Red Spartan Mark IV
Weapons: 5 different variant turrets for Scorpion, Gold 10th Anniversary Rocket Launcher for figure
Accessories: figure baseplate
Special Features: 4 different variant builds of treads
Cost: Between $70-100 US. Depending on where you purchase it from. I got mine from Target for $70.

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The front box art shows the Scorpion in an action move. As well, on the right it shows the other turret variants.

The back of the box shows the turrets and treads, along with some of the action features for the turrets.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Designer Series UNSC Scorpion Tank Part 2 The Treads

This set is not just large, but has many variant builds you can create with it. As such, I’m splitting it into 3 parts. The Body, The Treads and the Turrets. After I publish all three articles, there will be links to each of the articles for the other two parts.

Mega Construx Designer Series UNSC Scorpion Tank Part 2: The treads

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes to sort, roughly 1 1/2 to 2 hours to build. Your time will vary greatly as I took pics along the way for this review. Not to mention, each variant tread and turret has different building times.
Set Piece Count: 1014
Minifigures: Red Spartan Mark IV
Weapons: 5 different variant turrets for Scorpion, Gold 10th Anniversary Rocket Launcher for figure
Accessories: figure baseplate
Special Features: 4 different variant builds of treads
Cost: Between $70-100 US. Depending on where you purchase it from. I got mine from Target for $70.

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

The front box art shows the Scorpion in an action move. As well, on the right it shows the other turret variants.

The back of the box shows the turrets and treads, along with some of the action features for the turrets.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Designer Series UNSC Scorpion Tank Part 1 The Body

This set is not just large, but has many variant builds you can create with it. As such, I’m splitting it into 3 parts. The Body, The Treads and the Turrets. After I publish all three articles, there will be links to each of the articles for the other two parts.

Mega Construx Designer Series UNSC Scorpion Tank Part 1: The Body

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes to sort, roughly 1 1/2 to 2 hours to build. Your time will vary greatly as I took pics along the way for this review. Not to mention, each variant tread and turret has different building times.
Set Piece Count: 1014
Minifigures: Red Spartan Mark IV
Weapons: 5 different variant turrets for Scorpion, Gold 10th Anniversary Rocket Launcher for figure
Accessories: figure baseplate
Special Features: 4 different variant builds of treads
Cost: Between $70-100 US. Depending on where you purchase it from. I got mine from Target for $70.

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The front box art shows the Scorpion in an action move. As well, on the right it shows the other turret variants.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Master Chief Battle for the Ark

Mega Construx Master Chief Battle For The Ark

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes to sort, roughly 1 1/2 to 2 hours to build (your time will vary as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 638
Weapons: Buildable assault rifle
Accessories: buildable baseplate
Special Features: Many points of articulation, clip left hand can hold assault rifle.
Cost: $60 US. I got mine from Target on sale for $50.

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It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a large figure build set. To the best of my recollection, it’s been 9-10 years in fact.

So when this set was announced, it was a very welcomed surprise! (And I hope it’s not the last of the big fig builds!)

While the box isn’t labeled as such, I’m told this is a Target exclusive.

The box shows the buildable Master Chief in a action position on the buildable base. On the back of the box are shown various other poses. This figure is chock full of articulation and can be set into a LOT of various poses. I’ll show a few of those at the end of this article.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 11

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 10

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 20 to 29 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Ripa ‘Moramee (Arbiter), Spartan Operator, Spartan CQC, Lang (ODST), Master Chief (Overshield), Remnant Hunter
Weapons: Respective to the order of figures above: x2 Energy Swords, Spartan Laser, Concussion Rifle, Pistol, Assault Rifle, (Attached) Fuel Rod gun
Accessories: Figure Stand (each), Hunter includes massive Shield
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

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Here are all 6 carded figures. 
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Mega Construx Toy Review: Mark I Prototype EXO Suit

Mega Construx Mark I Prototype EXO Suit

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 86
Minifigures: Halo 3 style Marine
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: figure stand, alternate helmet
Special Features: Alternate build via APP.
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail.

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The front of the package shows most of the EXO suit pieces, while the back shows much of how the figure is placed inside the suit. The other two EXO suits are also featured on the back.

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Mega Construx Toy Review: Banished Marauder Strike

Mega Construx Banished Marauder Strike

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes to sort, 45-55 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 342
Minifigures: Banished Brute, Banished Jackal, Sgt. Johnson
Weapons: Assault Rifle, Brute Spiker, Plasma Pistol
Accessories: X2 figure stand, one medium sized baseplate
Special Features: rotating gun turret and forward sections (Marauder), highly poseable EXO suit (Green Machine)
Cost: $35 US Mass Retail. (Though this was not heavily distributed in the States. In fact, I had to get mine from a friend in Mexico.)

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The front box art shows the Marauder and “Green Machine” EXO suit in an action sequence. The back highlights the figures as well as some of the features of the Marauder.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Breacher EXO Suit

Mega Construx Breacher EXO Suit

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 89
Minifigures: Banished Brute
Weapons: Mauler, Buildable Gravity Hammer, Buildable Shield
Accessories: figure stand
Special Features: Alternate build via APP.
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail. (Though this was not heavily distributed in the States.)

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The front of the package shows most of the armor bits and the included figure through a large window. The back of the package shows the completed EXO suits as well an alternate build.  The other two EXO suits in this series are also shown in the bottom right corner.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack – Hermes Hammer

Mega Construx Power Pack – Hermes Hammer Power Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 30
Minifigures: Translucent Dark Smoke Grey Hermes Spartan
Weapons: Spiral skinned SMG, Spitfire Plasma Pistol, Tartarus Gavel Gravity Hammer
Accessories: Weapons sight and silencer for SMG, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

Before we move on with the review, it should be noted that there is no in-game Hermes Hammer power up.

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The window shows the figure, weapons and REQ station nicely. The back shows the specially painted REQ weapons (Spitfire Plasma Pistol, Spiral skinned SMG, Tartarus Gavel Gravity Hammer) 3 other sets.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Skyfire EXO Suit

Mega Construx Skyfire EXO Suit

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 81
Minifigures: Halo 4 style marine (small helmet) with Blue/Yellow armor
Weapons: Saw
Accessories: figure stand
Special Features: Alternate build via APP.
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail. (Though this was not heavily distributed in the States.)

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The front of the package shows most of the armor bits and the included figure through a large window. The back of the package shows the completed EXO suits as well an alternate build.  The other two EXO suits in this series are also shown in the bottom right corner.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Sword Base Invasion

Mega Construx Sword Base Invasion

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 2 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 99
Minifigures: Spartan Air Assault, Spartan CQC, Skirmisher X2
Weapons: Shotgun, Grenade Launcher, Needle Rifle X2
Accessories: Small 2×2 crate, x3 figure stands, buildable covers, jetpack (with rod to allow figure to look like it’s in flight)
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail.

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The front box art is good and with a large window in the box, you can see all the figures nicely. The back of the box shows the accessories to the set.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 10

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 10

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 12 to 22 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Yapyap the Destroyer, Master Chief, Arbiter, Noble 6, Prophet of Mercy, the Rookie, Spartan Kat, Cortana, Tartarus, the Didact
Weapons: Respective to the order of figures above and all gold (in honor of the tenth anniversary of Mega having the Halo license) unless otherwise noted: Needler, Shotgun, Energy Sword, Assault Rifle, (Prophet does NOT come with a weapon), Suppressed SMG, Magnum, Index (Not gold), Gravity Hammer, Boltshot
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), Mercy comes with a Flood Infection form, Cortana comes with an enraged (red eye) Guilty Spark
Special Features: Gold color Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

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Each Halo Heroes Series before this one had 6 figures in the series. For Heroes series 10 however, there are 10 figures. All of them NAMED characters!!!

I was fortunate enough when I found these to have got them all at once. With that, I was allowed to also take the box tray they came it. So I present that here for you to see.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Tenth Anniversary Blind Bag series

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The Tenth Anniversary Blind Bag series is one of two of the latest wave of blind bagged figures from Mega. Today we take a look at each one.

Mega Construx Tenth Anniversary Blind Bag Series

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1-2 minutes building each figure.
Set Piece Count: varies by figure
Minifigures: Spartan Helioskrill, Grunt Minor, Spartan Mk IV, Flamethrower Marine, Spartan Recon, Spartan Stinger, Brute Major, Elite Minor, Active Camo Spartan Air Assault, Gold Master Chief
Accessories:
Special Features: Removable Armor
Cost: $3-3.50 US (Mass Retail) (ONE figure per pack)

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