Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 10
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 12 to 22 depending on figure. See pics below for exact count for each figure.
Minifigures: Yapyap the Destroyer, Master Chief, Arbiter, Noble 6, Prophet of Mercy, the Rookie, Spartan Kat, Cortana, Tartarus, the Didact
Weapons: Respective to the order of figures above and all gold (in honor of the tenth anniversary of Mega having the Halo license) unless otherwise noted: Needler, Shotgun, Energy Sword, Assault Rifle, (Prophet does NOT come with a weapon), Suppressed SMG, Magnum, Index (Not gold), Gravity Hammer, Boltshot
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), Mercy comes with a Flood Infection form, Cortana comes with an enraged (red eye) Guilty Spark
Special Features: Gold color Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each Halo Heroes Series before this one had 6 figures in the series. For Heroes series 10 however, there are 10 figures. All of them NAMED characters!!!
Now let’s take a look at the figures!
If I recall correctly, this is now the sixth version of the Arbiter we have. Thel version that is. The difference with this one that sets it apart from the others is the purple undersuit. The stone color of the armor looks great. Perhaps a blackwash to this figure would really help to bring out the detail in the armor.
Tartarus has only been made ONCE prior. This was in the Anniversary Battleground set back in 2014. Then he had the long nose per the original Bungie style. This version sees him with the updated flat bat-like nose.
I was honestly SHOCKED that Mega would release this oversized figure one a single card. If you find him, BUY HIM! He’s really tough to find now. The only other time we’ve gotten the Didact was in the Broadsword set. That set was also a 2014 debut. Since that set was $70 retail, it wasn’t bought up as quickly, but never seemed to go on sale. Then it just seemed to disappear. So a lot of people missed out on him.
Summary: There is next to no build time with these figures as it’s just the stand to put together for the most part. Series 10 has great selection of characters from Halo lore. That they are all named characters is AWESOME!!!
Overall Rating: I give Series 10 a 9 out for 10 medals as a whole.
Why did I give series 10 a 9 out of 10?
I gave a rating for each figure, then roughly averaged the final tally. Below are my ratings per figure.
Yapyap the Destroyer: If this were just an average Grunt, he’d get a lower rating. But since it’s Yapyap and he comes with a crown and detailed markings on the torso armor, I give this a 9.5 out of 10 medals. The only thing holding it back from a 10 is that slight gap in the torso armor. Try as I might, I just could not get it to fully close.
Master Chief: This is a pretty standard Mark IV Spartan. However, it’s in UNSC metallic Green, which denotes Master Chief. As said previously, I’m always happy to have another Chief in the collection. 9 out of 9 medals
Arbiter: This version of the Arbiter is good. I like the stone color of the armor and the purpler undersuit. Only a blackwash would have made the figure better as you may miss out on some of the exquisite detail in the armor mold. 9 of 9 medals
Noble 6: This version of Noble Six is darn near PERFECTION! Better than the all black version in the Gungoose set and definitely better than the unnamed Brown version in the Countdown set. 10 of 10 medals!
Prophet of Mercy: Ugh…Mercy is my big disappointment of this series. Not just this toy line, but I’ve never been a fan of robed figures where the bottom half of the figure is a solid piece and not legs with a plastic or cloth robe around them. I understand why it’s done. I just do not like it. For this figure, I wish Mega would have added his hover chair. If not that, then at least give him some kind of weapon beyond the Flood infection accessory. I give this a painful 7 of 10 medals
the Rookie: Another completely well done figure! The Rookie is another that is near perfection! We have had a named Rookie in the Wombat Drone set. While similar, I just really prefer this 10 anniversary one to it. 10 of 10 medals! We also got an unnamed Rookie in the ODST Battle Unit set from 2013. That one was with the old articulation, however.
Spartan Kat: The paint application to Kat is very good. As previously stated, I’m very happy that Mega included both a helmeted and unhelmeted head with the figure. Always happy to have a member of Noble team! I only wish her robotic arm had the standard articulation. 9 of 10 medals
Cortana: The figure itself is now the standard Cortana figure. It’s the printing on it that makes it different from the others. And that’s where the figure shines. The additional of 343 Guilty Spark, a data pad and the index (albeit printed) round out the figure nicely. Again, I do wish the index were an actual piece than just printed. 9.5 of 10 medals
Tartarus: This version is a definite improvement. The articulation alone does that. Then when you add a furry torso, removable armor and a head who’s hair doesn’t look like fins (like the old one did), you’ve got a completely new figure and a VERY good one to boot! I do wish he’d have come with the Fist of Rukt. This was the PERFECT opportunity to do so. Sigh. 9 of 9 Medals
the Didact: The paint application differs slightly from the original one. It’s not bad, just darker. While I prefer the OG Didact, I have to say for just $5 original retail price for THIS Didact, it’s the BEST value EVER for a Mega Construx Halo figure. SO worth it! 10 of 10 medals!
Total 92 of 100 medals. For an average of 9.2 of 10 Medals for the complete series.
Let me break down my opinion of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• Each figure with one of the weapons each $4 each. This mainly due to paint deco.
• The stand I put at 50 cents.
TOTAL: $4.50 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
The price of $5 (average retail U.S. price) is just slightly over that. Since each figure comes on it’s own specific printed card with corresponding character artwork, I can waive the 50 cents difference in light of that. Not to mention, they are all named characters! No filler!!! In the case of the Didact, it’s an EXCELLENT value!!!
Do I recommend it? YES! Halo Heroes is one of the very few things I collect both a carded and another to open. These IMO, are highly collectible, especially if kept in the package. That this specific series is all NAMED characters makes it even MORE worth it to collect. (In my opinion of course.)
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