Mega Construx Covenant Goblin Battlesuit
Build Time: 7 minutes to sort, 15-20 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 218
Minifigures: Grunt Minor, Spartan Operator
Weapons: Rocket Launcher w/removable rocket, blast smoke, directional rod; Plasma Pistol
Accessories: x2 Figure stands
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes; Articulated shoulders, elbows, fingers, hip joints, knees; shooting feature in needler arm
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail)
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Before I go further, let me say that I’ve taken to calling the mech the Gruntbuster and not Goblin. It’s a take on the Hulkbuster armor from Iron Man. Yes, it doesn’t bust Grunts. More like it’s a Grunt that is doing the busting! So if I use this word, later in the review, you know why.
The largest bag has several more bags within it. Notably the pink needles. It also contains the cockpit glass and feet. The cockpit glass is special made for this set and has an etched hexagon pattern in it. Quite nice! The feet are fantastic! I’d love to see those used elsewhere, besides of course the other 3 versions of the Goblin. (Gruntbuster!) I can see the feet used for a different scale Hunter, for example.
Okay, let’s get into the build!
Next comes the body. Note the inset pic of the control screen in the cockpit. It has some of the same graphics from Halo Wars 2! I’m not so much a fan of the wine color pieces here. I’ll talk about that later in the review though.
I think this section could have been done better. Not just the wine color parts but the curvature. Mega already has pieces that would have looked better here, instead of the ones they used. Hopefully, if they make the other versions of the Goblin, this can be corrected. I’ll show pics of the in-game model later in the review for you to compare to the toy.
The needles themselves are partially transparent pink “tooth” pieces. I’d have rather they been straight. However, given that these are a softer plastic than normal, I’m totally fine with it. Don’t want to hurt yourself on any sharp ends. This arm has shoulder and elbow articulation.
Now let’s take a look at the figures.
Summary: The set is a short build. I did have a little issue with sections popping off as I went along, especially the jaw of the head and the needler arm. So just take note of that. Not a major distractor though. The figure choices are good. Some details are left out. Some are harder to do as the mech is more organic in shape and we’re using bloks. Still, a fun set!
Overall Rating: I give this set 9 out for 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 9 out of 10?
• I’m not a fan of the wine color pieces.
• The back top piece could have been made to have those studs on in, instead of the printed dots. A lost detail there.
Here are some shots from the in-game model.
Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• Figures with one weapon and figure stand equates to $3.50 each. Total $7
• The Grunt Goblin mech I think is worth $20 given the piece count and playability of it..
TOTAL: $27 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set costs $20 US before tax, this is a VERY good value!
Do I recommend it? Most definitely! Despite a few missed or changed details, this is a STELLAR set! Good scale compared to the figure as well as the in-game model. An inexpensive set that is well worth the purchase! I may have to buy a few more, in case Mega doesn’t make the other color versions of this.
On that note about the other color versions, there are the wine, white and gold versions. Two of those have scarab blaster arms instead of the needler arm. This is a BIG reason why I want to see at least one version of the Scarab arm Goblin made!
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