Build Time: 1 minute sorting, 2 minute building
Set Piece Count: 128
Minifigs: 5 Spartans: Enforcer, Aviator, Gungnir, Scout, Oceanic
Weapons: Rocket launcher, Missile Pod (with stand), Shotgun, Railgun, Battle Rifle, Assault Rifle, SAW, SMG, Magnum, 5 frag genades
Accessories: Weapon drop pod, 9 dark green sandbags, Flag stand w/lime green flag (has Cobra emblem on it), 2 magenta ferns
Special Features: Translucent pole for making figures look like they are jumping up
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
I found this set at one of my local Toys R Us. My wife was kind enough to by it for me. She’s a peach!
I really like the artwork on the front of Mega’s packaging. The Venom set is one of the best ones so far, in my opinion. Lots of action going on in the shot. The window on the front shows off the first trim ever made Oceanic Spartan.
The back of the box is great for detailing what’s inside. Normally Mega has other sets showing. For this set, they decided to show only the set with weapons, Spartans, armor assembly and more. I think that was an excellent decision.
The contents of the box.
All the pieces sorted out. This doesn’t look like 128 pieces. If you didn’t count the spartans, then the set itself is about 50-60 pieces. So obviously Mega is counting the removable armor of each spartan.
The set itself complete, ready for Fireteam Venom to defend. The magenta ferns are new (well in color anyway). I’m curious why Mega made the color change. It’s not a detractor, just something I’m curious about.
Here are the weapons of the set. Enough for 2 each except the last which can mount the missile pod. Now you may notice, my set only came with one of the pins for the missile pod. So I’ll have to call Mega up and get a replacement part. That was the only piece missing in the set.
Now the above pic I suggest you open up in a new window. There’s a ton of detail you will miss if you’re only viewing it in the article. Each helmet, chest plate, shoulder and lower leg armor is different. That’s a VERY welcome addition as the spartans don’t all look alike.
The set with Spartan’s in place. The new articulation brings the figures to life even more than the original articulation.
Summary: This set is quick to build, includes a lot of weapons and accessories. I like Lime Green, so this for me was a great color choice, though I can understand why some might not like it as much.
Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals. This set gets 9.5 out of 10. This was hard not to give it a perfect 10. The only reason I didn’t give it that was the reuse of molds. We already have the Gungnir and Scout in the new mold. I’d have liked to have seen other spartan armor choice in their place. However, if you aren’t getting the flame hog (which has a yellow and a red gungnir), then this set would be a good pick.
Do I recommend it? Yes. The color choice is a bit unique, but other than that, this is a solid multi-figure set. Every bit worth the $20 paid for it.
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