Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Ultimate Battle Pack

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Mega Bloks Ultimate Battle Pack: Set #97390

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting, 2 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 138
Minifigs: 3X Purple Elite Minor, 1X Translucent Purple Elite Minor, 2X Purple Grunt Minor, 2X Purple Grunt Spec Ops. 1 each of the following UNSC figures: EVA Spartan, Security Spartan, Scout Spartan, Recon Spartan, CQB Spartan, EOD Spartan, ODST, Translucent EOD Spartan
Weapons: Energy Sword, 2X translucent purple plasma grenades, translucent Needle Rifle, Focus Rifle, Carbine, Needler, Plasma Rifle, Plasma Pistol, 2X Frag grenade, 2X Magnum, Spartan Laser (Olive green), Spartan Laser (Translucent steel), Battle Rifle, Sniper Rifle, SMG, Shotgun, Assault Rifle
Accessories: Backpack
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $25 Target Exclusive

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

MB Ultimate Collector Pack FRONT-BACK
The packaging shows all of the figures included nicely. The description of each is on the back of the box, with a good pic of the figs displayed on the buildable stand. MB Ultimate Collector Pack contentsHere are the contents of the box. The 4X10 plates are on each side of the plastic tray, not seen from the outside, while the other black pieces are in a bag within the box. MB Ultimate Collector Pack standHere’s the stand completed. As many of you know, I don’t display my figures as such. So upon finishing the stand and photographing it, I disassembled it and put the pieces in my parts bin.MB Ultimate Collector Pack Covie WeaponsWe get a very nice selection of Covenant weaponry. I’m especially happy about the translucent Needle Rifle.MB Ultimate Collector Pack UNSC WeaponsThe UNSC weapons get the same treatment with regards to variety. Again, it’s the translucent weapon (Spartan Laser) that I’m happy about.MB Ultimate Collector Pack Fig GruntsFor the grunts shown above we get two of each. I’m only showing one of each for the purpose of these orthogonal views. I’m VERY happy that we’ve finally got the newer larger Grunt Minor in Purple! That rounds out the colors from Halo 3!MB Ultimate Collector Pack Fig ElitesThere are 3 of the regular elite and one of the translucent one. Again, I’m showing just the one regular elite for the orthogonal views. As you can imagine, for those who have been following the blog for awhile, I’m so STOKED at having the translucent Purple Elite Minor. I’m just a HUGE fan of translucent toys! And this one is done in a very nice color.MB Ultimate Collector Pack Fig Sec-EVAThe first two Spartans looked at above are the Security and EVA Spartans. While I’m not a fan of the Security Spartan’s helmet, the figures are very well done.MB Ultimate Collector Pack Fig Scout-ReconNext up above are the Scout and Recon Spartans. I’m a fan of the Recon Spartan and am glad this was included with this set.MB Ultimate Collector Pack Fig ODST-CQBAbove we see the ODST and CQB Spartan. This ODST is amazing. The paint application looks great! The CQB is my favorite helmet from Halo 3, so the inclusion of it in the set made me happy.MB Ultimate Collector Pack Fig EODsLast but certainly not least are the two EOD Spartans. One (left) is fully painted, while the other (right) is translucent black. It’s partially painted. The pics don’t do it justice folks, that trans-black EOD is AWESOME! Another translucent figure I’m all to happy to add to my collection!MB Ultimate Collector Pack FirefightSo…who do you think will win this firefight? My money is on the UNSC!

Summary: The set is a quick build. Just the stand itself. A good variety of Spartans in the set are complimented by a nice array of Covenant army building figures.

Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals. This set has GREAT value. At $25 for 16 figures, this by far is one of the best EVER with regards to value. The cost per figure comes to $1.57 each. Folks, that’s HALF of what these figures normally go for!

So why did I give this a 10?
• Value Value VALUE! Again at $25 for 16 figures coming to $1.57 per fig…
• Excellent variety of Spartans
• Great selection of Covenant army builders
• wide variety of weapons for both Covie and UNSC forces!

Do I recommend it?  Yes. But then, I think you got that already from my descriptions above…

If for some reason you haven’t yet bought any Halo Mega Bloks, this is a fantastic set to start with. You get a lot of figures for your money and can see the quality of them. Plenty of weapons and pieces to make a good display stand for them round out the set.

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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-Sal

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I’ve got tons of experience with Halo gaming and collecting. I feel I have something to offer to the greater Halo fan community. Posts along the way will be about tips and tricks in the games as well as collecting and many more Halo related things. I’ll also repost interesting articles from the official site, Halowaypoint.com, or from fellow Halo fan sites. As I continue this blog, I hope to help gamers who want advice on the games, as well as any collectors with regards to where to find collectibles as well as deals, coupons and so on. You can also follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HaloFanForLife or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/halofanforlife11. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll come back again and again. -Sal

5 thoughts on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Ultimate Battle Pack

  1. Great review as always Sal!

    And I know what you mean by loving those translucent figs. I just got my first the other day (series alpha smoke odst), and i’m in love with the gummies now! I’ll definitely be picking this set up sooner or later!

    • Yep, just about HALF the price. Tha’ts why I say this set is totally worth the $25!

  2. ooh ooh ooh! are you gonna do the christmas halo carol contest this year?

    • Not sure. I don’t have any prizes for that this year. I don’t know if that will change though.

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