Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC weapons pack II (Halo 4)

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Mega Bloks UNSC Weapons Pack II: set #97207

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 minutes sort time, 2 minutes build time
Set Piece Count: 28
Minifigs: Halo 4 Space Marine
Weapons: Assault Rifle with skin, DMR with Tiger skin, Grenade Launcher, Shotgun, Mounted Turret
Accessories: Fusion Coil, Sand Bags X4
Price: $8
Special Features: N/A

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

MB UNSC weapons pack II BOX
For a small package, the box shows the contents nicely on both the front and the back.MB UNSC weapons pack II contents
Here are all the pieces sorted out.MB UNSC weapons pack II weapons rack
The small weapons rack. The handle is for the DMR.MB UNSC weapons pack II fusion coil
A fusion coil. I’d like to see one come with a RED inner core. We’ve had both green and yellow. That’s ever so minor though and does not at all take away from the set.MB UNSC weapons pack II turret
Above is the turret. It’s made of 4 pieces. Note the right most pic showing the bottom of the turret. It shows that the two rear legs have stud holes while the front has notches. MB UNSC weapons pack II turret ON BP
Above shows why the legs are made as such. The two rear legs fit onto studs while the front one fits in between them. It’s a great design for the turret base.MB UNSC weapons pack II marine minifig
Be sure to click on the above pic to see it bigger. This Halo 4 Space Marine (yes, that’s it’s title) is highly detailed. It has no less than 5 colors to it. To the furthest right, I show it with it’s backpack on. This is an army building figure for sure!MB UNSC weapons pack II completeThe finished set can all be placed on the small baseplate, while the mini fig attaches to the turret. Four sandbags round out the rest of the set. No leftover parts.

Summary: This set is virtually build free. The weapons rack, fusion coil and turret take less than 2 minutes to build. (Likely even less than a minute). The inclusion of 4 weapons, a turret, a fusion coil and four sandbags really make this a set to own. The skins on the AR and DMR are fantastic and I hope we see more Halo 4 skins in the future on Mega Bloks Halo weapons.

The price is $8, though you might be able to find it for $7 if you look around. I do NOT expect this set to stay on shelves. So buy it when you see it. The set says it has 28 pieces to it. Now normally I use a 10 cents per piece formula. However, in the case of weapons packs, it’s a little different. First the figure accounts for $3-4 of the total. Each weapon is 25 cents, the turret would be at least $1. That leaves the fusion coil, weapons rack pieces and the baseplate to make up the rest and I think they definitely do. So what I’m saying in a nutshell is this set is perfectly priced for what you get inside! If you score it for less than $8, count yourself lucky!

Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals. I cannot find any flaws with this set. It’s just that good!

There will be a revision of this set later in the year. The main difference between the sets will be the mini figure having the new articulation in the revised set.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the review. If you have this set yourself, please give me your thoughts on it too!


Another Halo leak??? RUMOR!!!

We’re SO close to E3, why are the “insiders” leaking stuff now?

Well, since it’s leaked, I’ll repost it here for your consumption. As a HUGE caveat, again, this should be considered rumor until otherwise verified or proven wrong.

First, let me point out that I found out about this from a tweet by Halo 4 Fans, as you can see below.

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The link in the screen cap above takes you to Beyond Entertainment’s site HERE.

They in turn got the info from NeoGAF.

Here is the post of the leak on NeoGAF (click to make bigger, and or save as it’s a tall file). Followed by the link to NeoGAF.

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The original post is by shinobi602, who has been known to post leaks that have become true before. Additionally, some quoted posts within are by ntkrnl who has made leaks of their own.

So are these true or not? Again, it’s RUMOR until it’s verified or proven wrong. Hopefully we’ll find out come E3 next week!

One added thing, for those who hated on me for reblogging the previous leak, I’ll say this… The info is out there. As a Halo fan, I find it my duty to inform other Halo fans that a leak has been made and is RUMOR. As well, why is it okay for sites such as IGN, Gamespot and the like to post these and NOT me? If you (general you, not anyone in particular) are offended that I posted links to leaks, that is on you. I can’t force anyone to read my blog. Nor would I try to.

Also, for those from other Halo sites that denounce my integrity for reposting this info, why are coping to a holier-than-thou attitude on this? If your site doesn’t post leaks, that’s their decision. If you feel I lose integrity because I repost this info that is CLEARLY out there and being reposted by other Halo fans/sites, then again, that falls on you.

As I said, I feel it’s my duty as a Halo fan to inform my readers of such a thing and report is as a RUMOR. This way they are not led to believe it is fact.

For everyone else who likes that I repost the info on leaks, I thank you for your support.


I love it when a plan comes together.

Overnight I was gaming with Dijabouti, one of my friends. He also is a member of the HFFL Gaming Group. Not an unusual thing. However, it was his excitement and revaluation that was very cool.

He got a second job, which is commendable. One of the things he’s doing with the money he makes from that though is coming to the HFFL LAN! This is AWESOME!

This means I know I will already be having folks come from Chicago, San Jose, and (outside of ) Austin. What’s even better is that those three people coming in from out of town are all part of the HFFL Gaming Group. Not to mention my bud PensHalo who’s coming. He’s local to me. And of course i’ll be there… Anyway, the five of us make up the core of the active HFFL Gaming Group members.

That has me pretty stoked for this year’s LAN. One other thing “Dij” said during the conversation is that he’s happy to have found best friends through Halo. Myself and “HFFL Big Cheese” being mentioned as some of them.

It just makes me feel really good to know that I’ve had a small part in helping people become friends, enough so that they’re willing to travel hundreds (and in the case of HFFL Big Cheese more than 2,300) miles to meet. We’ve known each other from some time now, though I’ve never met Dij and Cheese in person.

Okay, so not directly about Halo, but is indirectly since it’s regarding the HFFL 2nd Anniversary LANstravaganza, which is ALL about Halo! On that note, if you’d like to attend, check out the LAN page HERE and bookmark it so you can keep track of updated information.