Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Promethean Strike

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Mega Bloks Promethean Strike

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting, 2 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 254
Minifigures: Promethean Soldier X4, Promethean Sniper, Crawler X3, Alpha Crawler, Watcher; Spartans: Defender, Warrior, Soldier, Mark VI (Gen 2), Recruit, Recon
Accessories: Sniper, Hydra, Shotgun, BR, SMG, DMR, Magnum X2, Frag Grenade X6, Binary Rifle, Incineration Cannon, Scattershot, Boltshot, Lightrifle, Supressor, Splinter Grenade X4, UNSC long crate, Promethean crate, Mega Bloks Team Flag
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $35 US (Wal*Mart Exclusive)

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

The box front has a very large display window. This is great for those who want to know what comes in the set. As well, for those folks who plan on keeping the set in the box, it’s great to have a large window like this , so they can appreciate the contents, without having to open it up.MB Promethean Strike FRONT

The back shows off the figures nicely as well. Though I do wish there would have been those little vignette pics of each spartan head with the name of each one. Not for me, but I know it would help fans/collectors/kids and parents alike.MB Promethean Strike BACK

This is everything you get in the box. Behind the display tray unseen in the box are the insctruction sheet, and the 2 bags of parts, seen below.MB Promethean Strike contents

The parts build quickly into two separate areas. The one with the flag for the Spartans, while the one with the Watcher, for the Prometheans.MB Promethean Strike Steps

Here are the UNSC weapons you get with the set: Sniper, Hydra, Shotgun, BR, SMG, DMR, 6X Frag grenades, 2X Magnums.MB Promethean Strike UNSC Weapons
All of the UNSC accessories can fit in the crate easily.

Next the Promethean weapons: Binary Rifle, Incineration Cannon, Scattershot, Boltshot, LightRifle, Suppressor, 4X Spllinter GrenadesMB Promethean Strike 4RNR Weapons
All of the Promethean Weapons fit into the crate. Unfortunately, the grenades do not.

Okay, let’s look at those figures!

Prometheans
Watcher
MB Promethean Strike Ortho Watcher

Soldier As there are four of the same, I’m only showing one here.MB Promethean Strike Ortho Soldier

Sniper The only 2 differences between the Sniper and the Soldier are the head and that the SNiper has blue stripes on it’s shoulders.MB Promethean Strike Ortho Sniper

Crawler You get 3 of the same in this set. I’m only showing one here.MB Promethean Strike Ortho Crawler

Alpha Crawler The 2 differences between the Alpha and the regular crawler figures are the head and the back piece.MB Promethean Strike Ortho Crawler Alpha

Spartans
RecruitMB Promethean Strike Ortho S Recruit

ReconMB Promethean Strike Ortho S Recon

WarriorMB Promethean Strike Ortho S Warrior

Defender (There is a LOT of detail in that visor!)MB Promethean Strike Ortho S Defender

Mark VI Gen 2 Ok, yes, Master Chief wears this armor, but I’m calling it Gen 2 because it’s way different from the Mark VI that Chief wore in Halo 3.MB Promethean Strike Ortho S Mark VI Gen2

SoldierMB Promethean Strike Ortho S Soldier

And finally the whole set. I elected to rearrange my baseplates to make on larger defensible position for the Spartans!MB Promethean Strike FIN

Will the be able to survive the onslaught of that Promethean Strike??

Summary: This set is a quick and  easy build. A LOT of figures for the cost with a great array of weapons rounds out a fantastic deal!

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

Why did I give it a XX out of 10?
• This is a fantastic set! Army builders will LOVE it. FOlks who collect Spartans will LOVE it! Folks who custom paint spartans will definitely love it. Want several big baseplates? You will love it too!

Let me break down my opinion of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• Each Spartan and Promethean Solider/Sniper figure with one of the weapon each and a grenade (in lieu of the usual figure stand) $3.50 each. Total of $38.5.
• Regular and Alpha Crawler $2.50 each. Total $12.50
• Watcher with light shield, clip pin and clear rod $3
• Extra Weapons 25 cents each. Total 75 cents
• UNSC and Promethean Crates with lids $1.50 each. Total $3
• Baseplates (large) 75 cents each. Total $3.75
• 2×4 plates 10 cents each. Total 30 cents
TOTAL: $61.80 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)

Given that the set only cost $35 U.S. before tax, this set is WELL WORTH the retail cost.

Do I recommend it?  YES YES YES!!! If you want to build a small army of Promtheans, THIS is the set you want! Yes, they are in the blue form, a color not seen in the games for the soldiers and sniper, but still VERY cool. Getting SIX Spartans as well in a set?  Folks, normally for a multi-figure pack we pay $20 and it comes with only FOUR figures. This set comes with 11 standing figures, 4 crawlers and a Watcher! Not to mention all the accessories and baseplates!! Oh and that awesome Mega Bloks emblem flag!!!
IMO, this set is worth the price just for the Promethean figures, even if it did not include the Spartans! Conversely, if you want just Spartans, it’s every bit as much worth it too!
You’re getting all that merchandise for 60% of normal  cost. That’s a GREAT deal! And thats BEFORE a sale even!!

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

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