Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Faithful VS. Fallen Battle Pack

Mega Construx Faithful VS. Fallen Battle Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sorting, 1 minute building
Set Piece Count: 434
Minifigures: All Spartans. There are a translucent green AND a cyan versions of each of the following figures: Scout, Commando, Air Assault, Grenadier, Operator, JFO, MK 5 [B], HAZOP, MK 6
Weapons: x5 Green Energy Swords, Sniper Rifle, DMR, BR, AR, x2 Shotgun, SMG, Grenade Launcher, x2 Magnum, Machine Gun Turret
Accessories: Backpack, buildable terrain setting, x5 sandbags
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $50 US (Mass Retail)

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The box has a large window to see all the figures and weapons included. What you don’t see are the pieces for the terrain display. That is shown on the back of the box, however.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Fireteam Castle

Mega Construx Fireteam Castle

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 125
Minifigures: All Spartans: Vector (first appearance of this armor set), War Master, Technician, Hunter
Weapons: AR, Railgun, Sniper Rifle, SMG
Accessories: Buildable Turret, Buildable Barricade, x4 figure stands
Special Features: Turret fires plastic bolts
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the figures in an action scene, while the back shows off the contents within. This box size is new to the Halo Mega Construx line. I like it. It’s tall, not long allowing for more sets to be placed on store shelves.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx ONI Strike Team

Mega Construx ONI Strike Team

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 106
Minifigures: ONI Technician, ONI Officer, x2 ONI Operators
Weapons: Rocket Launcher, DMR, AR, Pistol
Accessories: Buildable machine gun turret, small crate with terrain display, x4 figure stands
Special Features: Turret can fire included plastic bolts
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the figures in an action scene, while the back shows off the contents within. This box size is new to the Halo Mega Construx line. I like it. It’s tall, not long allowing for more sets to be placed on store shelves.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Speed Boost

Mega Construx Power Pack-Speed Boost

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 31
Minifigures: Translucent Purple Wetwork Spartan
Weapons: SMG (Potence skin w/removable bayonet and scope), Magnum (Scratched skin), Railgun (ARCLight skin)
Accessories: Purple Speed Power Up Button
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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Another new box design for Mega. I’m really liking these. Simple and to the point. The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Shields of Requiem Lance

Mega Construx Shields of Requiem Lance

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 108
Minifigures: Elite Ranger, Elite Minor, Jackal Minor, Grunt Minor
Weapons: Needler, Plasma Pistol, Fuel Rod Cannon, Storm Rifle, Buildable Plasma Turret
Accessories: Drop Shield, x4 figure stands, x2 translucent yellow/orange foliage, plasma shield
Special Features: Turret can fire included plastic bolts
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the figures in a cool action scene, while the back shows off the contents within. This box size is new to the Halo Mega Construx line. I like it. It’s tall, not long. This allows for more sets to be placed on store shelves. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Smuggler’s Intercept

Mega Bloks Smuggler’s Intercept

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 30 minutes sorting, 2 hours building. Your time may vary as I stop to take pics for the review along the way.
Set Piece Count: 590
Minifigures: Agent Estrin, Agent Locke w/human head and helmet
Weapons: x2 DMR
Accessories: x2 Power Cores, x2 small crate, x1 long crate, buildable LARGE crate, buildable basecamp.
Special Features: cargo container arms pivot down, cockpit hatch opens/closes, large cargo crate doors pivot out
Cost: $60 US (Mass Retail) I got mine for only $14 through a sale at Toys R Us. Bought this on March 6, 2018. Yeah, I waited a long while to buy this. Glad I did as I saved a LOT of money!

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Arctic Jackrabbit Assault

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Mega Construx Arctic Jackrabbit Assault

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 3 minutes sorting, 10 minutes building. Your time may vary as I stop to take pics for the review along the way.
Set Piece Count: 168
Minifigures: Spartan Hermes, Spartan Centurion, x2 Banished Brute, Banished Grunt Minor
Weapons: Brute Spiker, Gravity Hammer, Battle Rifle, Magnum, Plasma Pistol
Accessories: x4 Figure stands
Special Features: Jackrabbit Gun pivots
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art and window show off this set nicely. I really dig the figs in the window. The back of the box says which figures and weapons are inside.MB Arctic Jackrabbit BOX Continue reading

Revised Calendar for March MEGA Madness!

I had three more sets I’m adding to this month’s Toy Review Madness! I shuffled some around, so check this new calendar if you were expecting to see a specific set on a specific day.

March HFFL Toy Review Schedule Rev1

Added to the calendar are the Smuggler’s Intercept, Warzone Wasp Strike and Grunt Goblin. I then moved a few reviews to others days and now have added Tuesdays for the rest of this month to the review days!

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx CTF Arctic Warthog

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Mega Construx CTF Arctic Warthog

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 15 minutes sorting, 1 hour building. Your time may vary as I stop to take pics for the review along the way.
Set Piece Count: 311
Minifigures: Spartan MK IV, Spartan Rogue, Spartan Recon (GEN 1)
Weapons: x3 Magnum, SMG, Shotgun, Sentinel Beam, X4 Frag Grenade, X3 Plasma Grenade
Accessories: Buildable Flag stand, buildable crate/terrain display, x3 Figure stands
Special Features: 4-wheel independent suspension
Cost: $30 US (Mass Retail)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Cryo Pods

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Mega Construx Cryo Pods

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to build figure
Set Piece Count: 23 per Cryo Pod set
Minifigures: One per pod (corresponds with pod color) – Silver Recruit Spartan, Blue Defender Spartan, Dark Green Mark V Spartan, Copper Mark VI Gen 2 Spartan
Weapons: Railgun (w/Silver pod), Hydra (w/Blue pod), Assault Rifle (w/Dark Green pod), SAW (w/Coppoer Pod)
Accessories: 2-piece Cryo Pod, one figure stand per cryo pod set.
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Kubros Spartan Recon

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Mega Construx Kubros Spartan Recon

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: Sort time 10 minutes, Build time was less than an hour
Set Piece Count: 153
Weapons: Buildable Sniper
Special Features: Arms and head swivel
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)
In the interest of transparency, I received this set from 343 as part of a package for my LAN last summer (2017). After I built the set, it was given away as a prize at the LAN.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Marine Customer Pack

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Mega Construx UNSC Marine Customizer Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: No building time required for base figures. Varies otherwise, if you choose to swap armor.
Set Piece Count: 62
Minifigures: Marine (Grey Armor/Green Undersuit), Halo Wars 2 Flame Marine (Green Armor/Black Undersuit)
Weapons: Battle Rifle, Assault Rifle, Sniper, Flamethrower, Rocket Launcher, Pistol
Accessories: Buildable Flamethrower backpack, various interchangeable armor (see below), x2 figure stands
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $9 US (Mass Retail)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Versus Troop Pack

As this is my second returning Toy review since July of last year (2017), I’ve got a bit of catching up to do. Since this set is labeled as Mega Bloks and NOT Mega Construx, that is why the review and logo are as such. After which, all “Mega” sets will be Construx, and not Bloks.

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Mega Bloks Versus Troop Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting, 2 minutes building (flags and stands)
Set Piece Count: 115
Minifigures: Active Camo Spartan Soldier, Blue Spartan Aviator, Blue Spartan Orbital, Red Spartan Scout, Red Spartan Gungnir
Weapons: XDMR, Saw, Active Camo Gravity Hammer, x2 Black Gravity Hammers, Shotgun, Rocket Launcher, x2 Translucent blue sticky grenades
Accessories: Blue and Red CTF flags with stands
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $16 US (Mass Retail)

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March MEGA Madness! (A MONTH of Halo Toy Reviews!!)

I actually started this yesterday with the Elite Zealot Weapons set. Continuing on today and through the month of March, I’ll have Halo Mega Construx Toy Reviews coming! In fact, to keep me “honest”, I’ve made a schedule for myself and am now sharing that with you too!

Below is the schedule for reviews. Unless there is some unforeseen event, this should be kept to exactly as is. Other than this week, all of March is the same as far as days that new reviews will be released. Loads of pics as always!

March HFFL Toy Review Schedule

And who knows, I MIGHT even have a couple other things to review in between these. They may or may not be more Mega Construx. You’ll just have to drop on by each day and see for yourself!

Beyond these, I will also be posting Halo news on the regular. Thursdays is when the Halo Community Update is typically released by 343. So I’ll be reposting that here, with my commentary. Should they delay, then of course, I”ll post it up shortly after they do.

Lots to look forward to from HaloFanForLife.com!

I’m back!!!!
-Sal

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Elite Weapons Customizer set

As this is my first returning Toy review since July of last year (2017), I’ve got a bit of catching up to do. Since this set is labeled as Mega Bloks and NOT Mega Construx, that is why the review and logo are as such. You may see a few more of these, while I catch up on all the toy reviews that I’ve been meaning to post since then. After which, any “Mega” sets will be Construx, and not Bloks.

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Mega Bloks  Elite Weapons Customizer set

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 sorting, no build time required
Set Piece Count: 62
Minifigures: Crimson Elite Zealot, Gold Elite Zealot
Weapons: Fuel Rod Gun, Focus Rifle, Needler, Beam Rifle, Carbine, Plasma Pistol, 2X Energy Sword
Accessories: Covenant power core, 2 figure stands, 2 crates (one with crimson lid, the other with gold lid)
Special Features: Not Applicable (N/A)
Cost: $9 US (Mass Retail)

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