Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Speed Boost

Mega Construx Power Pack-Speed Boost

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 31
Minifigures: Translucent Purple Wetwork Spartan
Weapons: SMG (Potence skin w/removable bayonet and scope), Magnum (Scratched skin), Railgun (ARCLight skin)
Accessories: Purple Speed Power Up Button
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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

Another new box design for Mega. I’m really liking these. Simple and to the point. The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

Contained within you get a small bag of parts, an instruction sheet and the tray of figure, weapons and REQ station as seen through the window on the front of the box.

Here are all the pieces you get in this set. Note the translucent clear/purple piece on the front of the REQ station can be detached.

These Power Pack sets are , as of this writing, the only way to get the REQ skins. Doubtful we’ll see these again, outside of these packs, so I recommend getting them now, if you want them. See below is the Scratched Magnum, Potence SMG and ARCLight Railgun.

The back half of the REQ Station holds the extra weapons with clips.

The REQ Station itself can be clipped together to allow for it to swing open/close.

The purple “button” on top is shown to be placed inside the REQ station. I’ve added it to the top peg instead to show it off. It’s color corresponds with the theme of this Power Pack.

The Spartan itself also has the color theme. Here it has mostly translucent armor. It’s a good look. Of course, you long time readers know I LOVE translucent figures.
Seen below, I’ve used one of the clips to add to the back of the Spartan so it can hold one of the weapons.

Summary: The set has virtually no build time. It’s unique weapon skins are a selling point and one in which I suspect many collectors will buy these Power Packs for. If you like translucent figures, these sets are for you!

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

Why did I give it a 9 out of 10?
• The weapon selection is good. However, I’m not so much a fan of the Magnum of SMG skins. That’s subjective though, so take my opinion with a grain of salt here.

Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figure with one weapon and the figure stand equates to $3.50.
• The two other skinned weapons are $2 total.
• The REQ Station and Power Up button together make up another $1.50.
TOTAL: $7 (before tax and in U.S. dollars) 

Given that the set costs $7 US before tax, this is a decent value. It’s right one par with the selling price.

Do I recommend it?  YES! Given the uniqueness of the weapons skins and color specific theme of the set, this is a neat set to have in one’s collection.

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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