Toy Review: Mega Bloks Covenant Drop Pod-Elite General

This is the first of four sets my wife bought me for Father’s Day. I’m not a dad in the sense of having a human child. But we treat our dog as our “daughter.” So my wife took a little liberty there with calling these Father’s Day presents…

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Covenant Drop Pod-Elite General: Set # 97106

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes
Set Piece Count: 20
Minifig: Elite General (Reach style)
Weapons: Plasma Launcher, Needler, Plasma Rifle
Accessories: None
Special Features: Flip down door
Price: $11-13 depending on where you buy it from.

And on with the pics!

Elite Gen Drop Pod-BOXMega Bloks certainly has the packaging down for the Drop Pods. A nice tall and slim box, it shows off the drop pod, minifig and some of the weapons nicely. You KNOW what you’re getting!
Elite Gen Drop Pod-contents
Here are the contents of the box. Pretty straight forward.
Elite Gen Drop Pod-minifig
The minifig is nice. All white with some detailing in gold. I like the sculpt and hope Mega offers it in some other colors in the future.
Elite Gen Drop Pod-weapons
The weapons are molds that have been used before. However, it’s the fantastic paint job on these that really makes these the gem in this set. That “Blueberry” gun (Plasma Launcher) is awesome. Not to mention a game accurate needler and Plasma Rifle!
Elite Gen Drop Pod-final
The completed set.

Summary: The set is quick to build and can be displayed nearly anywhere. It’s compact, and stores the minifig and weapons nicely. The paint deco of this whole set is fantastic. I wish ALL Halo Mega Bloks had this level of paint application to them.

Overall Rating: I give this set 9.5 out of 10 medals. I definitely recommend getting it.


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