Mega Construx Skyfire EXO Suit
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 81
Minifigures: Halo 4 style marine (small helmet) with Blue/Yellow armor
Accessories: figure stand
Special Features: Alternate build via APP.
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 front of the package shows most of the armor bits and the included figure through a large window. The back of the package shows the completed EXO suits as well an alternate build. The other two EXO suits in this series are also shown in the bottom right corner.
Okay, let’s get into the build.
Next we build the legs. With exception to the small yellow angular piece near the top of the leg, this is the exact same build for both legs. The thigh armor is just turned 180° to accommodate the other leg of the figure.
Summary: The set’s build time is quick. With mostly repetitive builds for the limbs, it’s an easy build. As of this writing, this is considered a non-canon EXO suit. Meaning, it does not appear in any of the games or novels.
Overall Rating: I give this set 8.5 out of 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 8.5 out of 10?
• This is a neat looking set. Though it isn’t canon to the Halo franchise.
• The colors are a bit odd for the UNSC as well. Perhaps this is a corporate faction that will appear in a future game?
• The large EXO suit blasters are unlike anything else in the franchise.
For those reasons, I knocked off a point and a half. However, as a toy, this is a fun little set. So really, the reasons for my taking points off only reflect the set not being an actual reflection of anything in the games. Again, as a toy, it works quite well.
Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figure with it’s figure stand and SAW I place at $3.50.
• At 62 pieces for the EXO suit and it’s weapons, I put the suit at $7.
TOTAL: $10.50 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set costs $15 US before tax, I find this set slightly overpriced. Account does need to be taken for the packaging and printing thereof as well. That said, I would like to have seen this set priced at $12.
Do I recommend it? Yes. The only caveat I give to this is the set not being canon to the Halo franchise. If this doesn’t bother you, then go for it! It is indeed a fun little set.
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