Mega Construx Banished Turret Takedown
Build Time: 2 minustes to sort, 12-15 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 123
Minifigures: Mark IV Spartan (Blue)
Weapons: Sniper Rifle
Accessories: figure stand
Special Features: Push button collapses turret
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail. (Though this was not heavily distributed in the States.)
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The figure is a standard Mark IV. This one in a metallic blue. Mark IV was obviously chosen due to Red team’s Mark IV armor in the Halo Wars games, for which the Banished are a part of….as of this writing.
Summary: The set’s build time is quick. The action feature is neat. The figure is standard for the theme.
Overall Rating: I give this set 9 out of 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 9 out of 10?
• At the cost of $15, I’d have liked to have had 2 Spartans, or a Spartan and a Marine, in this set as the turret does not make up the rest of the value for the set, despite it’s part count and action feature.
Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The Spartan with stand and sniper rifle I put at $4. Perhaps if it had some specific paint on it to make it unique, it would have been valued higher.
• The turret itself is a cool design and has that neat action feature. That said, it doesn’t hold the remaining $11 of the proposed $15 retail sale price. I value it at $7.
TOTAL: $11 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set costs $15 US before tax, I find this set a little over priced. With the piece count of 123, I think a fair price would have been $12. If another figure were added in, then yes, $15 would have been right on par here.
However, given that this set was not distributed to the United States en mass, if you can find it for $15, it’s worth it.
I ended up paying $22.50 for mine. Ugh…you long time readers know I abhor having to pay more for retail sets. This one I had to import from Mexico back here to the States to get it for this review.
Do I recommend it? Yes. This epecially if you’re a Banished fan. I wish this were more readily available as I would have bought FOUR of this set, just for the turret alone.
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