Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Faithful VS. Fallen Battle Pack

Mega Construx Faithful VS. Fallen Battle Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sorting, 1 minute building
Set Piece Count: 434
Minifigures: All Spartans. There are a translucent green AND a cyan versions of each of the following figures: Scout, Commando, Air Assault, Grenadier, Operator, JFO, MK 5 [B], HAZOP, MK 6
Weapons: x5 Green Energy Swords, Sniper Rifle, DMR, BR, AR, x2 Shotgun, SMG, Grenade Launcher, x2 Magnum, Machine Gun Turret
Accessories: Backpack, buildable terrain setting, x5 sandbags
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $50 US (Mass Retail)

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

The box has a large window to see all the figures and weapons included. What you don’t see are the pieces for the terrain display. That is shown on the back of the box, however.

The figures and weapons are housed in a large plastic tray, nicely secured. 

Let’s take a look at the different figures for both translucent green and cyan.

And a closeup of the weapons.

Beyond those, you get a bag of parts and a folded instruction sheet.

Here are all of the terrain pieces. Note the clear plastic is used to show a Spartan either mid-jump or in flight.

One thing that’s great about this set is you get all of the armors for Noble Team from Reach. Yes, not in their colors….
…However, if you are an enterprising person or KNOW one who is willing to paint these figures, you can create your own Noble team!
Credit to my bud gcustomcreations (IG) for painting these for me!

Not only the AI Noble Team, but the base armor Noble Six AND my very own in-game Noble Team JFO Spartan
Yes, he’s Iron Man inspried. What can I say, I’m a HUGE Iron Man fan!
Beyond painting these, GC did some sculpting too. Below shows just what he did for my in-game Spartan.

Summary: The set is an excellent value. The small terrain set isn’t even needed, but certainly welcome.

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

Why did I give it a 10 out of 10?
• The shear volume of figures for this set for the low price!

Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figures with one weapon each equate to $3.50 each.  $70 total.
• The terrain assembly I value at $3. This includes 12 small pieces that would otherwise be used as figure stands.
TOTAL: $73 (before tax and in U.S. dollars) 

Given that the set costs $50 US before tax, this is a AWESOME value!

I was fortunate enough to even get this on sale for $25!!

Do I recommend it?  YES. Even though none of the armor is new as of this release, it’s still a great selection. That you get TWENTY figures for the price is AWESOME! Add on the terrain assembly and you have a nice bonus.

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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