Mega Bloks Desert Sniper Cyclops
Build Time: 4 minutes sorting, 12 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 160
Minifigures: UNSC Marine (Hybrid explained below)
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: Figure Stand
Special Features: Cockpit opens/close, multi-jointed limbs on Cyclops
Cost: $16 US (Mass Retail)
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
And here the Mech is complete. I have to say, I REALLY like the desert camouflage pieces. Just so happens that the sniper side of my mech as “dirtier” camo than the other side. When building, I look to see which piece have darker camo than others. If I can I either try to make it so that the bottom or one side has the darker pieces. This eludes to either it being muddy (on the bottom), or in this case with one side, gun powder residue.
The Marine in orthogonal views. I want to note here that the torso armor is not standard for this marine. The rest of the Marine sports the Halo 4/5 style. So it may seem odd or a little out of place. However, I chalk that up to this being a highly specialized marine who can not only pilot a cyclops but also has precision fire with it’s cannon like Sniper rifle.
Summary: This set is a quick easy build. It can be completed in just a few minutes. If you already have one of the previous Cyclops (Halo Wars 2 style), other than the sniper, the rest of the mech is nearly the exact same build as the others. A Marine with armor from both Halo 4/5 and Halo 3 adds to the allure of this set.
Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 10 out of 10?
• First, I should say that I’m really a fan of the Halo Wars 2 version of the Cyclops. I like the color scheme of this one. The Marine is a little odd as the chest armor doesn’t match the rest of the figure compared to what’s in the games respectively. But that in itself makes it unique, which is pretty dang cool.
Let me break down my opinion of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figure with it’s weapon and stand is $3.50.
• The Cyclops is easily worth $12-13, which makes up the remaining difference of the retail U.S. price.
TOTAL: $15.50-16.50 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set cost $16 U.S. before tax, this set is right on par with the piece count. So I find the value to be quite fair.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely. If you don’t have either of the prior two Halo Wars 2 versions of the Cyclops, (first why not???) get this one. It’s a great start to collecting the version 2 Cyclops. Though I do highly recommend getting at least the Strike (Green) Cyclops that came before this one.
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