Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Brute Prowler Attack

Okay, this set isn’t new per say, as it’s been out at retail for some time. However, it is the first time I’ve purchased the set, so it’s new to me from that perspective.
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Mega Bloks Brute Prowler Attack: Set #97004

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 20 minutes including sorting time.
Set Piece Count: 205
Minifigs: 3X Brutes (Brick Red), Spartan Mk V (Black/Grey), 2X Marine – full mask, (Black/Grey)
Weapons: Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, 2 Magnums, Plasma Rifle (Brute Red), Brute Mauler, Brute Spiker, Frag Grenade
Accessories: 2x Grey Backpacks
Price: $33-36 Wal*Mart Exclusive
Special Features: Rotating Gunner pod

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

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM box
Again, this is an older set, that I hadn’t yet picked up. That’s why it has the older packaging look to it. Still, it’s very nice. The box window shows the figures off very nicely, as does the back of the box.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM contents
Above shows the contents of the box.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM sorted
Here are the pieces sorted out.

Now we’ll move on to the build of the Prowler. MB Brute Prowler Attck WM 1st stepsThe body in it’s initial first 10 or so steps. I like those translucent purple pieces. Then again, you folks already know I probably would.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM 2nd stepsFrom there the body’s shell is added. Already it’s looking like a Prowler.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM 3rd stepsHere we see both skids. To the left in their first few steps and to the right they are completed. I actually built these at the same time. Knowing the skids were mirror images of one another, it was very easy to assemble from the directions, but in mirrored fashion for the second one.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM 4th stepsThe skids are added to the body. Far right shows the addition of the plasma turret and drivers seat. Of note, that drivers seats is easily removable as it plugs in via a cylinder on the seat that is inserted to a hole at the back of the body. At this point the ship is done.

Let’s take a look at the minifies that come with the set.MB Brute Prowler Attck WM minifigs UNSCHere we see the three UNSC minifigs. The Black Mark V spartan is flanked by two Black/Grey Marines. I REALLY like this color scheme. The marines look like ONI troopers and Spartans in the black armor color just look totally cool!

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM minifigs BrutesHi, I’m Larry, this is my brother Daryl and my other brother Daryl… It’s okay if you don’t get that reference. It was from a comedy show on TV some years ago. Anyway… Here are the three brutes that also come with the set. They’re all the same, so this makes for some great army building!

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM minifigs orthoA look at the three different figure styles in orthogonal views. (Click pic to make bigger)

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM weapons-accessoriesThis set come with a nice assortment of weapons and a couple of accessories. It’s nice to see that MEGA paid attention to detail here and gave us a Brute version of the Plasma Rifle, as indicated by it’s color.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM leftoversThere are plenty of pieces left over. 

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM mini prowlerSo of course I made a mini prowler out of them. Well, as close as I could come to one with the left over pieces provided.

MB Brute Prowler Attck WM full set
One last shot of the whole set. Will those Marines get shot down and/or splattered? By the looks of the Spartan aggressively boarding the Prowler, I think the Marines will be quite fine, but those Brutes though….LOL

Summary: This is a quick build. I think it’s the same build as the previous Prowler set that came out before it. Though I could be wrong. The brick red highlights while not accurate for the multiplayer version of the Prowler are actually a nice accent to the ship. It makes it pop out more due to the added color.

Overall Rating: I give this set 9.5 out for 10 medals. The ever slow slight .5 taken off is only because I would have preferred one of the brutes to be different. That’s not a knock on the set though, just my personal preference.

I definitely recommend the set. Since this is an older set and a Wal*Mart exclusive as well, if you want to get one, I’d suggest checking them out soon as they are out of production. In stores these cost about $36, while on Wal*Mart’s website they cost $33. I got mine in store and had them price match the website. Normally they don’t do that, but made an exception in my case.

[Addendum] I meant to break down the price during this review. While $36 might seems big for a set that consists of 205 pieces, consider that it has 6 mini figures. When you take into account each mini figure being about $3 each, that’s $18 of the price there. That means the vehicle is between $15-18. That’s pretty reasonable, IMO. [/Addendum]

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!


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5 thoughts on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Brute Prowler Attack

  1. I have had this set for a while now (one of th reasons I like my wife’s employee discount!) And love it. It’s a fairly quick build, and gives a great amount of figures for its size and price.

    I have both Prowlers and if I remember correctly you are correct saying they are the same build. I do like having them different colours, as I think when being displayed even the colour adds enough difference that it can show the Brutes pack mentality. I feel that unlike the rest of the covenant with standard vehicles, that each Brute pack would probably paint their own vehicles differently.

    • If I ever get it, yes. I’ve wanted that one for awhile, but can’t find it at stores. I tried ordering one through Wal*Mart’s site and got sent something else entirely. After returning that, I became a bit dismayed with ordering through Wal*Mart’s website.

  2. If international shipping wasn’t so rediculous through Canada Post/USPS or through UPS I would send you one. The Walmart my wife works at still has about 8 of the red Spade sets on the shelf.

    • Yeah, I know shipping to another country can definitely be expensive. I very much appreciate the thought though.

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