Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Overshield

Mega Construx Power Pack-Overshield

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 32
Minifigures: Translucent Green Operator Spartan
Weapons: Assault Rifle (Last Slice skin), Magnum (Full Moon skin), Spartan Laser (Endgame skin)
Accessories: Green Power Up Button, attachable Bayonet for AR, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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

The window shows the figure, weapons and REQ station nicely. I especially like that the laser beam appears to be attached to the weapon (it is detachable, BTW). The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

Inside you get a small bag of parts, an instruction sheet and the tray of figure, weapons and REQ station.

Here are all the pieces you get in this set. Note the translucent clear/green 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 Last Slice Assault Rifle, Full Moon Magnum and the pic below had the Endgame Spartan Laser.

The REQ Station itself can be clipped together to allow for it to swing open/close. You can move the clips for the weapons to whatever position you want. Below shows the default position, per the instructions.

The Spartan itself also has the color theme. Here it has mostly translucent green armor to match the Overshield effect in game. It’s a good look. 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.
Also a quick note, be careful when inserting the laser beam into the Spartan Laser. It will fit in there snugly so it doesn’t droop. If you find it drooping, you may have to insert it further. Just be careful not to snap it.

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 10 out for 10 medals.

Why did I give it a 10 out of 10?
• I’m particularly fond of the Magnum and Spartan Laser skins in this pack. The pizza skin is fun.
• As I prefer Spartan armor to be Green, translucent Green works GREAT for me!

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. And I recommend getting each of the 4 in the series!

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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