Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Marine Customer Pack

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Mega Construx UNSC Marine Customizer Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: No building time required for base figures. Varies otherwise, if you choose to swap armor.
Set Piece Count: 62
Minifigures: Marine (Grey Armor/Green Undersuit), Halo Wars 2 Flame Marine (Green Armor/Black Undersuit)
Weapons: Battle Rifle, Assault Rifle, Sniper, Flamethrower, Rocket Launcher, Pistol
Accessories: Buildable Flamethrower backpack, various interchangeable armor (see below), x2 figure stands
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $9 US (Mass Retail)

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

As with most of the smaller sets that come with car/bubble window, this set shows most of the contents within. MEGA Marine Customizer BOX

The only pieces hidden are some of the armor and two figure stands as well as the insert sheet.MEGA Marine Customizer contents

Here’s a series of pics showing how the flamethrower backpack is built.MEGA Marine Customizer steps

You get a very good assortment of weapons included with the set. Power weapons like the Sniper and Rocket Launcher, short and mid ranged weapons like the pistol, Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, and finally the short distance, but effective flamethrower.MEGA Marine Customizer weapons

The Flamethrower itself comes with an attachable flame!! VERY cool (or is that hot?) feature!MEGA Marine Customizer flamethrower

Here are the two figures as packaged in orthogonal views.MEGA Marine Customizer Ortho MarineMEGA Marine Customizer Ortho Flame

The Flamemarine shows off his stuff by holding the flamethrower and wearing his backpack pack.MEGA Marine Customizer Flame detail

Included in this set is an additional set of armor to use as you choose!MEGA Marine Customizer extra armor

In the pic below, I show several variations of armor you can make. This includes not just swapping armor, but also swapping body parts to create whole different figures!MEGA Marine Customizer Armor Swaps
Of those above, I REALLY like the way the all Green Flamemarine and Grey/Black regular Marine looked, so that’s how I kept them to look after swapping parts.

There is plenty of room for the weapons and extra armor (with exception to the flamethrower).MEGA Marine Customizer FIN

Summary: This set has almost no build time and has quite a lot of variability when it comes to swapping armor (and body parts).

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

Why did I give it a 10 out of 10?
• The base figures themselves are great. The variations you can make with the armor are even better.
• A very good assortment of UNSC weapons allows for more playabilty as well as to give other figures you may have in your collection, something else to use.

Let me break down my opinion of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figures equate to $3.50 each. This includes their one weapons, figures stands and the flamethrower backpack $7 total.
• The additional weapons, armor, and crates are worth about $4 collectively.
TOTAL: $11 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)

Given that the set cost $9 U.S. before tax, the set is a great value! All the added extras make this set an almost steal for the retail price of $9.

Do I recommend it?  YES YES YES! Okay, this is in part because I’m an army builder. I like to have lots of marines. The versatility of armor and body part swaps though are what really have me sold on this 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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