Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Containment Armory

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Mega Bloks Containment Armory: Set 97516

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, 3 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 53
Minifigs: Commando (Reach style) Spartan ORANGE, Operator (Reach style) Spartan Zombie Glow in the Dark green.
Weapons: Shotgun, Shotgun v2
Accessories: Shovel, Axe, Pickaxe, Open Barrel, Traffic cone, 4X sandbags
Price: $10
Special Features: N/A

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

This is yet another set I need to thank my wife for getting for me. She actually bought me two other sets too (for our wedding anniversary). That’s one other reason why I love her!

As usual, the box art is well done. On the front, Mega calls out the fact of the figures are super pose able.

MB Containment Armory FRONTMB Containment Armory BACK
On the back is shows the articulation. As well you see the other two themed ‘Containment’ sets. They all compliment each other nicely.MB Containment Armory contents
The contents of the box above.MB Containment Armory sorted
Here are the pieces sorted out. There are 23 pieces, then the two figures. So each fig accounts for 15 pieces each.MB Containment Armory Spartan ORTHO
The Commando Spartan. He’s nice and bulky. I’m not usually an orange fan, but this looks really good for the theme. And you can break these out for a Halloween set up too!MB Containment Armory Infected ORTHO
The Zombie Operator Spartan has the base torso armor. Note the knife isn’t painted on it.MB Containment Armory Infected ORTHO gitd
It glows in the dark VERY well! I had it exposed to light for the 5 minutes it took to sort and build the set and this is how it glowed.MB Containment Armory Infected armor off
Here is the fig again, with armor off and in the dark as well. Man, I’m LOVING the GitD pieces!MB Containment Armory set compAnd finally, the set completed and in the dark as well.

Summary: This set is a VERY quick build. You can do this on your lunch hour (school or work), with much time to spare. It’s meant to be a small set and I think more of an add-on to the Containment Outpost set. The cost is $10 and I think that is SPOT ON! Each fig being $3-3.50 each brings that to $6-7. The remaining amount is easily consumed by the remaining pieces. The set bar the figures is great for diorama pieces too.

Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals. This set is great for the value, figures included, as well as the weapons, and accessories. Should this go on sale, I’ll be looking to buy extras for the set pieces. So that means I’ll likely be giving the extra figures away on the blog here.

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3 thoughts on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Containment Armory

  1. You probably already know about it, but I was just on the Halo Mega Bloks site and saw an interesting new set called revenant raid.

    • Yes, it’s exclusive to Wal*Mart though some small on-line retailers have gotten their hands on them too. But for the two Elites, this set isn’t a high priority for me. Big reason is the Revenant itself. It was in desperate need of a redesign. This would have been a perfect opportunity. However, MEGA decided to go with the one they already have, just making it in a different color. It’s the side wings that bother me the most about this build. They are wrongly built.

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