Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC All Terrain Mongoose (w/Emile) Set #97339

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Mega Bloks UNSC All Terrain Mongoose (w/Emile) Set #97339

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting, 2minutes building
Set Piece Count: 82
Minifigs: Emile (Noble Team member from Halo Reach)
Weapons: Shotgun, Knife (Emile’s Kukari Knife)
Accessories: N/A
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $10

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

MB Emile Mongoose FRONT
A cool action shot adorns the front of the box. MB Emile Mongoose BACK
The back showing the set, the removable armor and a couple of other currently available sets (as of this writing).MB Emile Mongoose contents
The contents of the box.MB Emile Mongoose sorted
Above all the pieces sorted out. (I couldn’t wait to get right into this build. It was hard to force myself to sort the pieces for the review!)MB Emile Mongoose steps
The Mongoose build along the way. Clearly this Mongoose is MUCH better than ALL previous Mongeese before it. The chassis even looks more industrial with all that grey and bulk to it.MB Emile Mongoose mongoose
Note that this Mongoose has printed decals on it. That is SO much better than having a sticker sheet, IMO. MB Emile Mongoose weapons
The set comes with Emile’s two iconic weapons, both the shotgun and his Kukari Knife.MB Emile Mongoose leftovers
These are the parts I had left over.
MB Emile Mongoose gas can
So, I built them into this. (You’ll see what I did with this in a little bit…)MB Emile Mongoose ortho fig
Emile from the front, sides, and back.MB Emile Mongoose armor off
Here he is with his armor removed. A first for grey Spartan underarmor in the new articulated figures.
MB Emile Mongoose armor off back
Here’s a view of Emile sans armor from the back. The detail is excellent. Mega could have skimped here if they wanted to, yet chose to go the better route. THANKS Mega!MB Emile Mongoose close-up helmet
Emile’s faceplate. While not a perfect match to the game, at this scale, it works quite well and you can instantly tell what it’s supposed to be. Apologies for the grainy shot here. I really had to zoom in to get the close-up of the helmet. MB Emile Mongoose acgtion pose
Emile is ready to take on any Elite who finds themselves a challenge for him.MB Emile Mongoose ortho goose
Click the pic above for sure to see the details of the mongoose. MB Emile Mongoose filler up
So here is that extra pieces build. I decided to make it a tall gas can, kind of like the ones used in professional racing. (We do have Race as a game type in Halo after all…)MB Emile Mongoose FINAnd finally the whole set together. Conveniently, there are two pieces with holes in them just in front of the mirrors that you can use to stowe the weapons. Above shows the knife in one of them.

Summary: The set is a very quick build. With mirrors, better steering and kickstand, this Mongoose is the one to own! Mega Did an outstanding job of the sculpt of Emile’s armor. It’s quite unique!

Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals. There is no way I could give this set anything less than a perfect 10. A named character, especially one as cool as Emile, a completely revamped and MUCH better design of the Mongoose, make this a MUST-HAVE set!

Do I recommend it?  Um, did you read my above statements? LOL This is a resounding YES! I’m planning on getting a second set to have an extra Mongoose. 

I do hope this mongoose is rereleased again (in the same color please Mega) with other figures. A basic Marine would be fine as people might be more inclined to buy multiples of it. Either way, I know I’ll get each rerelease, it’s that GOOD!

If you have any questions about this set that I didn’t cover in the review, please do not hesitate to ask me. Either reply below or e-mail me at sal@halofanforlife.com

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Thank You.
-Sal

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One thought on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC All Terrain Mongoose (w/Emile) Set #97339

  1. This is a great set, no doubt, but I can’t help but wish that Emile’s knife was able to insert into his shoulder armor. That would definitely make this set a perfect one!

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