Mega Bloks 2016 Signature Set: Covenant Spirit Dropship Review over the weekend.

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As you might have seen by the teaser I dropped yesterday, I was building the Halo Mega Bloks Signature Set: Covenant Spirit Dropship.

I’ve completed the build. Now to edit the photos. Of which, there are 110 pics to edit. Yes, ONE HUNDRED and TEN pics… So it’s going to be a couple of days before I get the review up. This is going to be in a few parts, just as I’ve done with each Signature Series Halo Mega Bloks before.

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Kestrel Strike

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Mega Bloks UNSC Kestrel Strike

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes sorting, about 30 minutes building (your time may vary)
Set Piece Count: 289
Minifigures: Spartan War Master (Orange with white highlights); ODST Black/Grey; Alpha Crawler, 2X Crawler (regular), Watcher, Promethean Knight (original Halo 4 basic version)
Accessories: Buildable Forerunner Weapons stand; UNSC Weapons locker and weapons pod, both with baseplates. Light Shield with display stand/baseplate, buildable stand for Kestrel (to make it look like it’s hovering)
Special Features: Kestrel wings and tail pivot
Cost: $30 US; Mass Retail set

This was an unexpected set. I for one am VERY happy it was made, for a few reasons. For one, I wanted the Spartan from the game (Spartan Strike). I liked the Kestrel, so having it in the in-game green colors (as opposed to the previous ONI REAP-X silver color) was welcome. Lastly, getting more Prometheans is always a plus, much more so when it’s the original Knight! That one was ONLY available in the Cauldron Clash set. So again, I’m very happy to have the one back at retail.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Dual Mode Warthog

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Mega Bloks Dual Mode Warthog

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 15 minutes sorting, about 1 1/2 hour building (your time may vary)
Set Piece Count: 330
Minifigures: Spartan Warhammer and Hermes (both stone w/spatter color)
Accessories: Magnum. Hydra, 2X figure stands in tan camouflage
Special Features: Wheels spin, both turrets rotate 360 when on base, slight suspension for wheels. Removable parts to change from Gauss Hog to Rocket Hog modes
Cost: $33-35 US depeding on where you get it from. Mass Retail set

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Kubros Master Chief

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Mega Bloks Kubros Master Chief

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: Less than 15 minutes sorting and building combined.
Set Piece Count: 147
Accessories: Buildable Assault Rifle
Special Features: Head swivels at neck, arms swivel at shoulders
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail

Kubros is a new line from Mega Bloks that takes characters from many franchises and makes large cubed versions of them. The head is disproportionately larger than the body, giving a feeling of them being akin to either Chibis or Funko figures, but in Mega Bloks form.

Master Chief is the first for the Halo portion of this line. There are several other characters from other franchises to date. For instance Assassin’s Creed, a few of the Ninja Turtles and enemies, Hellboy, Spock and Worf from Star Trek, Terminator, He-Man, Skeleton and more.

Will we get anotehr Halo Kubros character? I hope so. If I had my choice, I’d like to see the Arbiter next, then Cortana as they are the most pivotal characters in all of Halo, besides Master Chief.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Halo Heroes Series 2

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Mega Bloks Halo Heroes Series 2

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: Less than 1 minute
Set Piece Count: Between XX-XX depending on which figure
Minifigures: 
Spartan DeMarco w/ DMR (painted)
Spartan Gungnir (Orange with white circles) w/Lightrifle (painted)
Sergeant Forge w.Shotgun and Pistol (bot painted)
Spartan Scout (Green with Yellow pinstripes) w/AR (painted)
Spartan Oceanic (Silver with Purple pipping) w/BR (painted)
Romeo (ODST) with Sniper (painted)
Special Features: Stand with t-bar to put figure in action pose
Cost: $5 US per figure

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Brute Chopper Raid

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Mega Bloks Brute Chopper Raid

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: less than 1 hour ( including sorting and building)
Set Piece Count: 221
Minifigures: Brute Captain, Spartan Kat
Accessories: Buildable Bubble Shield, Bubble Shield generator, figure stand, pistol, Brute  Mauler
Special Features: Chopper wheel rolls, pivot chassis
Cost: $21-23 Depending on where you buy it from. I got mine from Amazon.com

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Incinerator Cyclops

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Mega Bloks Incinerator Cyclops

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: less than 45 minutes (sorting and building)
Set Piece Count: 162
Minifigures: UNSC FlameMarine (Halo Wars style, with tan undercut, mostly grey armor(
Weapons: Buildable Flamethrower
Accessories: Buildable Flamethrower for Cyclops, Figure stand
Special Features: Multiple points of articulation. See pics for specific details.
Cost: $17-20 Depending on where you buy it from. I got mine from Amazon.com

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Strike Cyclops

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Mega Bloks Strike Cyclops

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: less than 45 minutes (sorting and building)
Set Piece Count: 162
Minifigures: UNSC Marine (Halo Wars style, with Black Helmet.
Weapons: Shotgun
Accessories: Buildable Gun for Cyclops
Special Features: Multiple points of articulation. See pics for specific details.
Cost: $17-20 Depending on where you buy it from. I got mine from Amazon.com

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC JackRabbit Blitz

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Mega Bloks UNSC JackRabbit Blitz

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: less than 20 minutes (sorting and building)
Set Piece Count: 91
Minifigures: Spartan Douglas-042 (Part of Red Team!)
Weapons: 2X Pistol
Accessories: N/A
Special Features: Wheels spin, roll cage lowers and raises, mini turret pivots/turns
Cost: $10-12 Depending on where you buy it from. I got mine from Amazon.com

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FOUR Halo Mega Bloks reviews incoming!

I just received a small box from Amazon. Providing all the pieces re there, I’ll have 4 NEW Halo Mega Bloks reviews coming. Starting tomorrow and then one more each day for the three days thereafter.

Sets to be reviewed are (all are from the upcoming Halo Wars 2 game):

UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz
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Brute Chopper Raid
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Incinerator Cyclops
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Strike Cyclops
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All made possible by my loving wife who understands my fanaticism with collecting…

Halo Heroes – Episode 2: Spartan Vale

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Mega Bloks has done it again. Another fun thrilling mini-sized adventure. This time with their Halo Heroes Spartan Vale figure!

Okay, now I don’t know about you folks, but I SERIOUSLY want that mini-Spirit! I hope Mega Bloks makes that as a set too!!!

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That looks phenomenal! Lots of pieces. Might be 200 there. That would be a $20 and I’d TOTALLY buy it for that price!

Halo Toy Previews: Newly Announced Halo Mega Bloks sets!!

A friend shot me a quick tweet letting me know that there are some new sets that have shown up on the Toys R Us (Canada) website. (Thank Kevin!)  I should also note that these are for PRE-ORDER only, ATM.

For those not in Canada, you won’t be able to order them as ToysRUs.ca does NOT ship outside of Canada… BOOO!

Anyway, here are THREE new sets!

Arena Champions Battlepack:
Sells for $29.99 (Canadian)
Estimated shipping date is 9/30/16.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Spartan IV Battle Pack III

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Mega Bloks Spartan IV Battle Pack III

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: Less than a minute
Set Piece Count: 59
Minifigures: Silver Spartan Mk VI, Blue Gungnir Spartan, Active Camo Jackal, Orange Imperial Grunt
Weapons: Shotgun, SAW, Needler, Active Camo Plasma Pistol
Accessories: Active Camo Jackal Shield
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $10-15 Mass Retail (I got mine at Dollar General

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Halo Heroes series 1

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Mega Bloks Halo Heroes Series 1

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: Less than a minute
Set Piece Count: Varies by figure. Roughly mid 20s.
Minifigures: Spartan Vale, Spartan Thorne, Master Chief, Buck (ODST), Orbital Spartan and Defender Spartan
Weapons: See description for each one below.
Accessories: Buildable Stand
Special Features: Printed name of character on piece for stand
Cost: $5 each

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