Mega Construx Forgehog Vs Banished Goliath
Build Time: 35 minutes to sort, 1 1/2 hours to build (your time will vary as I take pics of the build along the way)
Set Piece Count: 654
Minifigures: Sgt John Forge, UNSC Marine, buildable Goliath
Weapons: SMG, Shotgun
Accessories: Figure stand X2, buildable drone
Special Features: Side hatch doors open/close, have two pivot points; rolling wheels; turret rotates 360°; button launching projectile (as part of the turret)
Cost: $44-46 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Amazon.
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The box art is pretty cool. Good action shot showing the Goliath and Forgehog attacking each other. Take note on the back of the Frostraven. It shows how this Forgehog can be attached to it. I’ll show that in my review of the Frostraven.
Okay, let’s get on with the build.
This Warthog build is similar to a few of the newest Warthog builds. It does have it’s differences though. Those come mainly in the grill and added roll bars. Take note of the printed pieces (upper right).
Here they are added. I show how they look fully opened (at top). As well as fully closed. Be patient here as the hatches may pop off. Sometimes it can be tricky. Once closed however, it looks fantastic!
Next we move on to the Goliath.
And from the side. Note the orange w/black striped parts on the “arms”. Each one of these has a different print to them. The directions are entirely clear which goes where, but that’s really not important.
This version of Sgt Forge is quite good. Though, I’m not as happy about the head as I am the previous Halo Heroes version of the head (seen after Ortho pic). A simple swap will fix that, if you have both figures. I don’t have mine handy to show that as of this writing. The detail on the Sgt Forge figure that comes with this set is by far better than the Heroes figure, IMO.
Summary: The set’s build time is reasonable. Maybe a bit more than a lunch hour, but certainly can be done in one sitting. The warthog is slightly new with some cool new features. The Goliath on the whole is pretty cool. Though I have some slight issues. Read below.
Overall Rating: I give this set 8.5 out for 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 8.5 out of 10?
• The main issue I have with the set is the bulbous round joints of the Goliath as well as the very skinny rear legs. I’d have liked to have seen the joints covered over better and those rear legs slightly bulkier or at the least have the pegs/joints covered better. The point and a half that comes off are due to these reasons.
• The warthog is great. Slight issue with the side hatches, but that really trivial.
Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• Each figure with a weapon and stand is $3.50 for a total of $7.
• The Goliath I’d value of $17.
• Warthog I’d place at $20
TOTAL: $44 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set costs $44-46 US before tax, I find the value right on par with the price. Though you do get a lot more pieces than the typical 10 cents per piece guideline.
Do I recommend it? Yes, certainly for the Warthog and figures. I’m happy with about 75% of the Goliath. Had these been two separate sets, I’d definitely say yes to the Hog and maybe to the Goliath. It would depend on what additional figures would come with a Goliath only set.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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