Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike

This is the fourth 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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Mega Bloks UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike: Set # 97006

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 3 minutes
Set Piece Count: 47
Minifig: Green Marine w/full goggle face and facemask
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: Backpack
Special Features: Cyclops has 13 points of articulation, including opening cockpit
Price: $15-17 depending on where you buy it from.

And on with the pics!

UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike Package
As with the Desert Cyclops this one comes in a nicely carded package that shows off the cyclops and marine nicely.
UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike cardback
Once you remove the bubble this graphic is there to greet you. I like that Mega did this. They didn’t have to, but again it makes for a nice backdrop.
UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike contents
Here is what you get in the package. It is the exact same, with exception to the minifig and weapon, that you get in the Desert version of the Cyclops. Of course the color of the parts is different.
UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike rear view
Since I didn’t show the back of the cyclops in the previous review, here it is now.
UNSC Cyclops Jungle Strike front views
This marine is raring to go! They do fit snugly in the cockpit with their weapon and backpack (putting the backpack in their left hand). I’m glad for this as they won’t clink around within and you won’t lose the weapon and backpack if you’re playing with this.

Finally, here are all four of the reviewed toys over the past couple of days together:
All 4

Summary: As with the Desert Cyclops, this is a fast build and easy to display. Good articulation. I prefer this one’s color over the desert version, but that’s just me. Only the price again is my sticking point with the set. The toy itself is GREAT! As I mentioned in the other review another minifig would have helped me deal with the higher cost.

Overall Rating: I give this set 8.5 out for 10 medals (for the toy), 5 out of 10 for the price.

If you wanted a cyclops, then get the set. If you’re on the fence, then (and this is something I rarely suggest) wait for it to go on sale.


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