Mega Construx Kubros Spartan Recon
Build Time: Sort time 10 minutes, Build time was less than an hour
Set Piece Count: 153
Weapons: Buildable Sniper
Special Features: Arms and head swivel
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)
In the interest of transparency, I received this set from 343 as part of a package for my LAN last summer (2017). After I built the set, it was given away as a prize at the LAN.
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The theme of the Kubros line is that the character has a relatively cubed head. Below, the Recon helmet fits this theme well. Of course some liberties were taken. Again though, given this is a specific theme, I’m cool with that.
Summary: This set is a short build that can be done over a lunch hour. It’s a stylized version with it’s own look. Ease of building makes it great for just about any age kid/collector. The package calls for ages 10 and up.
Overall Rating: I give this set 8.5 out for 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 8.5 out of 10?
• The limited detail is one of two things that keeps this from being a 10.
• The other being limited articulation.
Let me break down my opinion of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The set piece count is 153. The collector guideline of 10 cents per piece would put this at $15.30 US.
TOTAL: $15 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set cost $15 U.S. before tax, the set is right on par with value. You can however find these and many of the other Kubros sets for $10 or less if you wait a little. Since they are stylized versions of characters, it speaks to a specific crowd.
Do I recommend it? If you like stylized characters, sure. If you like the Spartan Recon Armor, then yeah.
Personally, I’m not a huge fan of stylized figures of any brand. This is of no fault to Mega. They did a good job here. It’s just my personal preference.
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