Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Incinerator Cyclops

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Mega Bloks Incinerator Cyclops

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: less than 45 minutes (sorting and building)
Set Piece Count: 162
Minifigures: UNSC FlameMarine (Halo Wars style, with tan undercut, mostly grey armor(
Weapons: Buildable Flamethrower
Accessories: Buildable Flamethrower for Cyclops, Figure stand
Special Features: Multiple points of articulation. See pics for specific details.
Cost: $17-20 Depending on where you buy it from. I got mine from Amazon.com

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

The second in the generation 2 Cyclops, the Incinerator Cyclops is far and away much better than it’s Gen1 predecessor.

The packaging has a neat action shot on the front, a little bit of the articulation showing where the fig goes on the back and on the side a sticker showing a REQ pack is inside.MB Incin Cyclops BOX

Here is what comes in the box. I’m actually thankful the figure is assembled.MB Incin Cyclops Contents

The pieces sorted out. As mentioned in the Strike Cyclops review, there are several Unique pieces in the cyclops set. No different here. The main body piece is very unique as are the several limb armor pieces and the cockpit. I’d have liked for the cockpit glass to have been transparent, but the gold looks great.MB Incin Cyclops sorted

Okay, let’s get into the build.

First we start with the ankles, then legs, then put those together. Lots of RED to this version of the Cyclops. Hard to not see it’s the Incinerator version!MB Incin Cyclops steps 1 LEGS

Next we put together three sections of the body. The Chest, the main body and the cockpit piece. MB Incin Cyclops steps 2 Body

There is a buildable gas tank that gets placed onto the back of the mech’s body.MB Incin Cyclops steps 3 Back

We put the legs, body and tank together.MB Incin Cyclops steps 4 Merge

Here are the arms. I LOVE those new fingers!!! The fact that this Gen2 Cyclops has possible fingers already makes it MUCH better than the previous generation.MB Incin Cyclops steps 5 Arms

Add the arms and the buildable flamethrower and the mech is complete!MB Incin Cyclops steps 6 complete

You also build a flamethrower for the figure. This is the same flamethrower (but in different colors) that has been with the Flame Marine since the beginning. Although, the hose is different, being more flexible.MB Incin Cyclops Flamethower

Detail of the fig and flamethrower.MB Incin Cyclops FlameMarine Detail

Side views of the figure. The armor bits look good, especially the chest plate. Only thing I wish were changes were the shoulder armor pieces. Color for one to be the same as the rest of the armor and maybe a little bulkier too.MB Incin Cyclops FlameMarine ORTHO

The figure comes with a plate piece for a stand.MB Incin Cyclops Fig Stand

Side views of the Cyclops. Wow, this is a fantastic model!MB Incin Cyclops Cyclops ORTHO

Now, in case you’re wondering where you can put the fig’s flamethrower when not in use, you’re in luck! Since the fingers on the Mech are articulate, you can easily place it in the other hand and the tank fits on to the lower arm easily!!MB Incin Cyclops Cyclops added Flamethrower

Here are the left over pieces. As these are the SAME piece that are left over from the Strike Cyclops set, I know they are not a mistake. In fact, I think they are meant to serve a purpose as seen below.MB Incin Cyclops Leftovers

First, those ‘T” transfer pieces and the 1×1 plates can be used to attach to the foot. This adds stability though takes a small bit of articulation out. Trust me, the added stability is WORTH the trade-off.MB Incin Cyclops Leftovers Ankle

Next the half circular block fits in nicely between the chest armor pieces.MB Incin Cyclops Leftovers Chest

Not shown are the two 1×1 plates with pins. Those fit inside the chest well for handles for the Marine to use to drive the mech.

Now, let’s take a look at the Gen1 and Gen2 Cyclops side by side.

No comparison, huh? Easily the Gen2 is better even at first glance. It’s bigger, more articulated and certainly looks better. MB Incin Cyclops GENcomp

Below shows all the articulation that the Gen2 Cyclops has. It’s amazing how many poses you can get this into!MB Incin Cyclops FIN articulation

Summary: This is a the Gen 2 version of the Cyclops. A much better looking build than Gen 1. Articulation is fantastic and allows for MANY poses. Slight issues with armor assemblies popping off, but they are easy to put back on. Just be careful.

Overall Rating: I give this set 9 out for 10 medals.

Why did I give it a 9 out of 10?
• The only reason it didn’t get a 10 from me was due to the issue of the armor parts popping off. If those would have been more stable and didn’t pop off, this would have easily been a 10 for me. Still, it’s a great set!

Value: The price of $17-20 is fair for this set. First there are the number of unique new pieces. Not to mention, in comparison to the Gen1 Cyclops, this has MORE pieces and a TON more articulation. At only $1-3 more than the Gen1 Cyclops, the Gen2 is SOOO much better and worth the added cost!!

Do I recommend it?  Yes! Absolutely! I had a LOT of fun building this set and will continue to have more fun as I repose it over and over. A must own set, IMO!!

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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