Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Gungoose

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Mega Bloks Gungoose: set # CNH24

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, 3 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 97
Minifigs: Noble Six (This being YOU as the lead character in the gameHalo Reach) This is the ‘default’ armor version for the character.
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: N/A
Special Features: Wheels spin, steering handle turns
Cost: $10 (US)

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

This is one of the new style graphics for 2015. Good action pic on the front.

MB Gungoose BOX

Here’s what comes in the box.MB Gungoose contents

And the pieces sorted out.MB Gungoose sorted

The body of the goose gets built.There are some differences between this and the regular mongoose.MB Gungoose steps

Here’s the finished model from 3/4 front and back views.MB Gungoose steps 2

Orthogonal views of it too.MB Gungoose Ortho vehicle

This is what is left over. Now, that piece with the UNSC on it is up to you to use or not. It’s technically wrong since the logo goes top to bottom and was fixed with the actual one in use. But again, that’s your choice. MB Gungoose Ortho leftovers

Here we have the Official Noble Six figure. I definitely like this one versus the pseudo version we got some time ago. Mainly due to the new armor style.MB Gungoose Ortho fig

Now, I want to talk a little about game accuracy. It’s not bad, but it’s not totally accurate either. Below is a graphic showing the gungoose, with the highlighted area of the guns.Gungoose actual

Now below in the top half of the pic is the stock model version from Mega. Below that is my custom version of it.

MB Gungoose Stock-Custom

The main difference of course is removal of those two white 2X1 pieces on top of the guns. Those made the model look to bulky in that area. I also moved the mirrors over to the side by one stud. IMO, that makes the model look a bit better and more accurate.

Summary: The set has a short build time. Thus, it’s an easy build. Fairly accurate to the game. With one change, it is made better.

Overall Rating: I give this set 9 out for 10 medals. This set has good value for $10. I got it on sale at Toys R Us for $7.50. So it was an even better deal for me.

Why did I give it a 9 out of 10?
• The point comes off due to two things. Those 2X1 pieces were a detractor for me, thus the removal of them. Not too big a deal.
• The main reason for the point off is the color. Why of why is this white and not green? The gungoose is green in the game. So inevitably, Mega will put this out again in green and get us to buy the set again.

Now, that said, I really REALLY hope the gungoose is not made ad naseum into many different colors. Tan, ok. But I’m betting we’ll see a team Red, team Blue, Black, and flood version of the gungoose…

Do I recommend it?  YES This is a good set for the money, regardless of the color and two bulky pieces. The rest of the set is well constructed and the official Noble Six makes this a must buy if you want to collect all of the named characters.

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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3 thoughts on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Gungoose

  1. Great review Sal!

    I’m loving that noble six! He looks great!

    I wish that the gungoose was green. Not really a deal breaker, though.

    • Yeah, wasn’t a deal breaker with me either. At least we can say this is an Arctic variant. Did you like the slight customization I did to it?

      • Oh, most definitely.
        It looks more accurate, and less front heavy!

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