Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks REAP-X Quad Walker

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Mega Bloks UNSC Quad Walker: #97263

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 hour 20 minutes. This includes sorting time as well.
Set Piece Count: 335
Minifigs: Spartan Recon Dark Blue w/Red visor; Storm Elite Gold
Weapons: Incineration Cannon, Storm Rifle
Accessories: Covenant Shade Turret
Price: $32
Special Features: Quad Walker: cockpit opens and closes, double pivot points with cannons as well as slight rotation, highly articulated legs. The Quad Walker has a Walking mode and a Drop Pod mode. See video below for example. Shade Turret: Features 360° rotation as well as a pivoting gun.

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

MB UNSC Quad Walker BOX
The box front shows the Quad Walker in an action sequence, while the back shows articulation as well as the two different modes of the walker. At bottom right of the back, it also shows the other two REAP-X sets from Mega Bloks.

MB UNSC Quad Walker contentsThe contents when you open the box. Note that one bag is labeled “1” and another “3”. There was none labeled “2”. Don’t let that throw you off though as all pieces were included with this set. 

MB UNSC Quad Walker card
Here’s the REAP-X orthogonal view card that comes with the set. Each REAP-X set has one specific to the vehicle inside.

MB UNSC Quad Walker sortedThe above pic shows the pieces neatly sorted out. Note towards the top right, the large piece. That’s the same piece that makes up the lower body portion of the Mantis. It has a seat molded in it.

MB UNSC Quad Walker 1st steps BODYThis shows the progression of the build for the body of the Quad Walker. I should make mention that the color of the majority of the Quad Walker’s pieces are of a light blueish grey that has a pearlescent sheen to it. It’s quite striking.

MB UNSC Quad Walker 2nd steps LEGSThe cockpit cover is added as well as the legs assembled and attached. The legs feature a lot of articulation. There are two joints per leg that utilize the same joint system the Mantis uses. When you move them, they make a very satisfying clicking sound. As well the “toes” of the legs are slightly articulation to allow for better stability.

MB UNSC Quad Walker 3rd steps CanonHere the cannons are added. Each one features two pivot joints and can also slightly turn left and right. See video below for a demonstration of this.

MB UNSC Quad Walker Orthogonal
Above shows the finished Quad Walker in orthogonal views.

Next we move on to the Shade turret.
MB UNSC Quad Walker Shade turret steps
This is a very quick build. The base with the 360° swivel, then the base fortified. Follow that with the upper body, then the side “wings”.

MB UNSC Quad Walker Shade turret 2nd stepsAttach the upper portion with the bottom, add the gun and the turret is done!

Let’s take a look at the mini figures:
MB UNSC Quad Walker Elite minifig
This is a Storm Elite from Halo 4, done with a gold finish. On mine, the head and shoulder armor color is more of a mustard color than the rest. Not a detractor, just slightly different in color/shade/

MB UNSC Quad Walker Spartan minifigFollowing the theme of the Spartans in the other REAP-X sets, this Recon Spartan has the deep blue colored armor with a red visor. I love the design of the figure and hope to see more of it in future sets, especially as the covert ops color. I that color, we’d finally have Spartan Madsen from Fireteam Majestic, from Spartan Ops of Halo 4.

MB UNSC Quad Walker leftovers
Above shows the lone left per piece. Off to the spare parts drawer it goes.

MB UNSC Quad Walker weaponsThe set comes with a Storm rifle in purple and an Incineration Cannon in grey. This is only the second set to date to have the Incineration Cannon with it. So if you’re looking to collect at least one of every weapon, this set’s a good choice to add the “Incin” to your collection.

MB UNSC Quad Walker ActionThe Quad Walker has landed and is ready to either STOMP on the shade turret or blast it into bits!

MB UNSC Quad Walker Hello thereBut, the characters decide to become friends instead and the Quad Walker folds back up to it’s Drop Pod mode.

Here’s the video review:

Summary: This is a pretty quick build. I had no issues with the instructions, nor any difficulty with the parts fitting together properly. This version of the Shade turret is a welcome addition to my collection as are the mini figures. The Quad Walker is something different for Halo. I like that the UNSC has a walker of its own to do battle against the Covenant’s Locust. The fact that it can transform into Drop Pod mode adds some cool playability to the vehicle.

Overall Rating: I give this set 9 out for 10 medals. The only thing I didn’t like was the cockpit piece. It seemed just a little out of place with the rest of the walker. Everything else works for the set and I’m happy to have it.

I should mention that this set was sent to me by Mega Brands, so a very respectful Thank You to the fine folks at Mega!

You can see this set and more at Mega Bloks Halo product page HERE.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the review. If you have this set yourself, please give me your thoughts on it too!

-Sal

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1 thought on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks REAP-X Quad Walker

  1. Looks like this set has alot of cool new pieces and I really like the fuel rod turret.

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