Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Brute Skirmish

Mega Construx Fireteam Castle

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 85
Minifigures: Spartan MK IV, UNSC Marine, Brute Captain (Active Camo), Brute Minor
Weapons: Bruteshot, Assault Rifle, Grenade Launcher, Gravity Hammer (Active Camo)
Accessories: Buildable Dropshield, x3 figure stands, small terrain baseplate
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Damage

Mega Construx Power Pack-Damage

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 32
Minifigures: Translucent Red Centurion Spartan
Weapons: Assault Rifle (Ruptive skin), Magnum (Lord of the Fries skin), Sniper Rifle (End of the Line skin)
Accessories: Red Power Up Button, attachable Bayonet for AR, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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The window shows the figure, weapons and REQ station nicely. The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Warzone Wasp Strike

Sigh…okay, before I begin this review, let me say it is RARE that I give a negative review as I consider most design interpretations by Mega to be great for their Halo toy line. This unfortunately, is not one of those times… Read on to find out why.

Mega Construx Warzone Wasp Strike

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes to sort, roughly 1 1/2 hours to build. Your time will vary as I take pictures along the way for the review.
Set Piece Count: 632
Minifigures: Spartan Athlon (Red); Elder Hunter (Silver)
Weapons: Assault Rifle (BoomCo deco), Magnum (BoomCo deco)
Accessories: x2 figure stands
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes, VTOL fans pivot, side hatches open/close, rear engines pivot, missile firing feature
Cost: $50 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the Wasp in a great flight and firing mode. Why though the Hunter is off to the side like that? I get that it’s on a cliff.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Corporate Security Cyclops

Mega Construx Corporate Security Cyclops

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 5 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 154
Minifigures: UNSC Marine (in Yellow and Black)
Weapons: Assault Rifle
Accessories: Figure stand
Special Features: Cockpit/Chest Hatch opens/closes; Articulated shoulders, elbows, fingers, hip joints, ankles; Buildable shooting arm; buildable shield
Cost: $16 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art has an imposing shot of the cyclops, with a window that shows the figure inside. The back shows how the cockpit opens as well as the firing feature of the shooting arm.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 5

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Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 5

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute sorting and building, each.
Set Piece Count: Varies from 15 to 25 depending on figure. See pic below for exact count.
Minifigures: Brute Bodyguard, Cortana, Master Chief (MK VI Gen 1 armor), Arbiter (Halo 3 armor version), Sgt. Johnson (Halo 3 armor version), Prophet of Truth
Weapons: Bruteshot, Flamethrower, Energy Sword, Spartan Laser, Brute Spike
Accessories: Buildable Figure Stand with post (each), 343 Guilty Spark (w/Cortana), Flame (w/Master Chief)
Special Features: Gold Baseplate for each figure stand with this series
Cost: $5 US (Mass Retail) Each

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As with each Halo Heroes Series before, there are 6 figures in this series.

Right to left here for Series 5 we have: Brute Bodyguard, Cortana, Master Chief, Arbiter, Sgt. Johnson, Prophet of Truth. These are all Halo 3 themed so they reflect their respective armor or outfits. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Banished Banshee Brawl

Mega Construx Banished Banshee Brawl

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 5 minutes to sort, 10-15 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 219
Minifigures: Elite Minor, Spartan Mark IV
Weapons: Plasma Rifle, Spartan Laser
Accessories: x2 figure stands, laser bolt for Spartan Laser, buildable stand for Banshee
Special Features: Cockpit opens/closes; wings pivot down/up
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art has a cool action shot on the front, while the back shows the figures and weapons included.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Overshield

Mega Construx Power Pack-Overshield

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 32
Minifigures: Translucent Green Operator Spartan
Weapons: Assault Rifle (Last Slice skin), Magnum (Full Moon skin), Spartan Laser (Endgame skin)
Accessories: Green Power Up Button, attachable Bayonet for AR, Figure stand
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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The window shows the figure, weapons and REQ station nicely. I especially like that the laser beam appears to be attached to the weapon (it is detachable, BTW). The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Woodland Gungoose

Mega Construx UNSC Woodland Gungoose

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minute to sort, 5 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 95
Minifigures: Spartan Pathfinder
Weapons: Suppressed SMG
Accessories: Figure stand
Special Features: Wheels spin
Cost: $10 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art very cool! However, keep in mind, it’s a “fantasy” situation. Neither the SMG or the guns on the vehicle fire or even have attachable pieces to make it look like they are firing. The back shows the completed Gungoose, figure and another new set, the Grunt Goblin. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Faithful VS. Fallen Battle Pack

Mega Construx Faithful VS. Fallen Battle Pack

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sorting, 1 minute building
Set Piece Count: 434
Minifigures: All Spartans. There are a translucent green AND a cyan versions of each of the following figures: Scout, Commando, Air Assault, Grenadier, Operator, JFO, MK 5 [B], HAZOP, MK 6
Weapons: x5 Green Energy Swords, Sniper Rifle, DMR, BR, AR, x2 Shotgun, SMG, Grenade Launcher, x2 Magnum, Machine Gun Turret
Accessories: Backpack, buildable terrain setting, x5 sandbags
Special Features: N/A
Cost: $50 US (Mass Retail)

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The box has a large window to see all the figures and weapons included. What you don’t see are the pieces for the terrain display. That is shown on the back of the box, however.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Fireteam Castle

Mega Construx Fireteam Castle

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 125
Minifigures: All Spartans: Vector (first appearance of this armor set), War Master, Technician, Hunter
Weapons: AR, Railgun, Sniper Rifle, SMG
Accessories: Buildable Turret, Buildable Barricade, x4 figure stands
Special Features: Turret fires plastic bolts
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the figures in an action scene, while the back shows off the contents within. This box size is new to the Halo Mega Construx line. I like it. It’s tall, not long allowing for more sets to be placed on store shelves.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx ONI Strike Team

Mega Construx ONI Strike Team

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 3 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 106
Minifigures: ONI Technician, ONI Officer, x2 ONI Operators
Weapons: Rocket Launcher, DMR, AR, Pistol
Accessories: Buildable machine gun turret, small crate with terrain display, x4 figure stands
Special Features: Turret can fire included plastic bolts
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the figures in an action scene, while the back shows off the contents within. This box size is new to the Halo Mega Construx line. I like it. It’s tall, not long allowing for more sets to be placed on store shelves.

Note the figures are the same as typical UNSC Marines, but with the ONI Black/Grey deco instead. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Power Pack-Speed Boost

Mega Construx Power Pack-Speed Boost

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 31
Minifigures: Translucent Purple Wetwork Spartan
Weapons: SMG (Potence skin w/removable bayonet and scope), Magnum (Scratched skin), Railgun (ARCLight skin)
Accessories: Purple Speed Power Up Button
Special Features: REQ station opens/closes and stores weapons
Cost: $7 US (Mass Retail)

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Another new box design for Mega. I’m really liking these. Simple and to the point. The back shows the other 3 in this series of Power Packs.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Shields of Requiem Lance

Mega Construx Shields of Requiem Lance

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 1 minute to build
Set Piece Count: 108
Minifigures: Elite Ranger, Elite Minor, Jackal Minor, Grunt Minor
Weapons: Needler, Plasma Pistol, Fuel Rod Cannon, Storm Rifle, Buildable Plasma Turret
Accessories: Drop Shield, x4 figure stands, x2 translucent yellow/orange foliage, plasma shield
Special Features: Turret can fire included plastic bolts
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art shows the figures in a cool action scene, while the back shows off the contents within. This box size is new to the Halo Mega Construx line. I like it. It’s tall, not long. This allows for more sets to be placed on store shelves. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Smuggler’s Intercept

Mega Bloks Smuggler’s Intercept

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 30 minutes sorting, 2 hours building. Your time may vary as I stop to take pics for the review along the way.
Set Piece Count: 590
Minifigures: Agent Estrin, Agent Locke w/human head and helmet
Weapons: x2 DMR
Accessories: x2 Power Cores, x2 small crate, x1 long crate, buildable LARGE crate, buildable basecamp.
Special Features: cargo container arms pivot down, cockpit hatch opens/closes, large cargo crate doors pivot out
Cost: $60 US (Mass Retail) I got mine for only $14 through a sale at Toys R Us. Bought this on March 6, 2018. Yeah, I waited a long while to buy this. Glad I did as I saved a LOT of money!

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As always, the box art shows off the set nicely. The back of the box shows most of the features of the set. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Arctic Jackrabbit Assault

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Mega Construx Arctic Jackrabbit Assault

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 3 minutes sorting, 10 minutes building. Your time may vary as I stop to take pics for the review along the way.
Set Piece Count: 168
Minifigures: Spartan Hermes, Spartan Centurion, x2 Banished Brute, Banished Grunt Minor
Weapons: Brute Spiker, Gravity Hammer, Battle Rifle, Magnum, Plasma Pistol
Accessories: x4 Figure stands
Special Features: Jackrabbit Gun pivots
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail)

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The box art and window show off this set nicely. I really dig the figs in the window. The back of the box says which figures and weapons are inside.MB Arctic Jackrabbit BOX Continue reading