Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Operation Flood Hunter Drop Pod

Mega Construx Operation Flood Hunter Drop Pod

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 2 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 59
Minifigures: ODST (Black/Yellow/Silver detail)
Weapons: Flame Thrower
Accessories: Figure stand
Special Features: Hatch can be “slam” opened, breaking fins pivot up/down
Cost: $9-10 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Target.

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

The card art is standard for the drop pod series. The back shows other pods in the series. For me, this one stands out though, due mostly to the yellow caution stripes on the pod.

Within the pod in the packaging is a small bag of parts, mostly pins to hold it together.

Here are all the parts in the set sorted out and ready to build.

As mentioned, there are several pins in the set. Here you see four of them attached to the back half of the pod. The right side of the pic shows though two halves now combined.

More is added to the pod. I have to say, those stripes are striking. I think this pod looks the best of nearly any that has come before it. For one the color makes sense as do those stripes.

The fin brakes can be deployed, as shown on left OR folded down.

The shaft of the brakes can be flipped over and inserted into the hole on the top of the pod. This to mostly hide it.

The ODST figure itself is spectacular. The dark grey, silver and black is pretty standard. It’s the Yellow details on the armor the compliment the stripes on the pod that help to make this ODST stand out.

And finally, the whole set.
The ODST has landed and is ready to torch some Flood!!!

Summary: The set is quick build. Just a few minutes. Same build as the other modern pods. The yellow stripes really do make this set.

Overall Rating: I give this set 9.5 out for 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 9.5 out of 10?
• The only small thing (and it really is small) is that the ODST doesn’t have a small weapon to use. An added magnum or SMG would have been great, but it wasn’t necessary.

Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figure with its weapon and stand is $3.50.
• The Drop Pod I feel is worth $6.50.
TOTAL: $10 (before tax and in U.S. dollars) 

Given that the set costs $10 US before tax, I find the value on par.

Do I recommend it?  YES! Of all the pods to come from this line, I think this one is my all time favorite. The color scheme is awesome and those stripes just make complete sense.

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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