It’s been a long, long time since Halo Mega Bloks had to take a backseat in coverage to any other Halo toy line, but with the advent of the Mattel Halo Collectors Series, that time has come. But don’t worry, Mega Bloks fans! There’s plenty of exciting new sets left to talk about this year–including a Toys R Us store exclusive set that wasn’t even announced at Toy Fair 2016: the Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Cobra Clash set!Continue Reading →
Mattel may not be the favorite toy company of every Halo fan out there, but there’s absolutely no denying that they’ve made collecting Halo toys more interesting right now than it has been in years!
And not only have the Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 sets just been restocked online, but the previously-released sets have company in the form of a new pair of sets: the Halo Wars 2 Cyclops sets are now available for order!Continue Reading →
Let’s be honest: the fact that this year’s Mega Bloks Halo Signature Series set was going to be the Covenant Spirit wasn’t exactly a secret. In fact, we’ve been seeing prototypes and speculating about the Mega Bloks Spirit for years now, and MEGA Brands even confirmed the Signature Series Covenant Spirit in 2015. But today, things just got real: the Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit set was officially announced today!Continue Reading →
The Halo toy collecting world was shocked last month, when five of the Summer 2016 Halo Mega Bloks sets–including several sets never-before-seen–turned up for sale online at scalper prices! But patience has paid off (for those who were patient, anyway), as the Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 Sets are now available on Amazon with free shipping! But while the Kodiak Siege Cannon is finally available for order, a certain Spartan Red Leader has mysteriously disappeared…Continue Reading →
Three never-before-seen Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 sets unexpectedly made their debut today, but there’s one I’m far more surprised to see than the others. The odd set out is definitely the Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 UNSC Spade Rush set, which brings back the UNSC Spade vehicle from Halo: Reach. Traditionally the Spade is among the least-popular and worst-selling Halo vehicles, but let’s take a look and see if MEGA Brands will be able to buck that trend with the newly-redesigned UNSC Spade Rush 32730 set…Continue Reading →
In what has to be one of the more bizarre chain of events in Mega Bloks Halo history, Mattel showed off virtually nothing new at New York Toy Fair 2016 last month–and then proceeded to release sets one month later which we have never seen before. No, really. Seriously! I’m pretty astonished about this, honestly, but whatever. What is, is–so let’s take a look at the Spring 2016 Halo Mega Bloks Brute Chopper Raid set… with the first-ever official Mega Bloks Kat figure!Continue Reading →
Among the very slim picking at the 2016 Toy Fair Mattel Collector Event Halo Mega Bloks showings was a new Dual-Mode UNSC Warthog set, which had the gimmicky ability to switch between having its turret either be a Gauss Cannon or a Rocket Launcher. I had imagined that this set wouldn’t be arriving until summer 2016, as MEGA Brands tends to only release winter and summer sets–but I thought wrong! The Dual Mode UNSC Warthog Mega Bloks set has now been fully-revealed and released!Continue Reading →
At New York Toy Fair 2016, Mattel let Halo Mega Bloks collectors down with an astonishingly light showing. But this story has a surprise twist happy ending. Because not only are more 2016 Halo Mega Bloks sets on the way than were displayed at the show–but several never-before-seen sets have now been released already! Meanwhile, we can now attach a name to a vehicle shown but left untitled at the Toy Fair: the Halo Wars 2 Mega Bloks UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz set–with Spartan Douglas!Continue Reading →
New York Toy Fair 2016 was perhaps the most disappointing Toy Fair ever for Halo toy news, as Mattel obtaining the Halo master license meant nothing new being shown from any manufacturer except for Mattel and Dark Horse. But while news has been slow so Mattel’s Halo acquisition, something worthwhile leaked out today: the blind bag packaging revealed Halo Mega Bloks Foxtrot Series figures!Continue Reading →
Even though the January 2016 wave of new Halo Mega Bloks sets has the smallest number of new vehicles ever included in a wave–zero–that doesn’t mean that we’re not getting some good stuff this winter! And the most-anticipated of the new Halo toys this season are something all-new: a series of single-packed, carded named (and some multiplayer) characters.
And finally, they have arrived: Halo Heroes Series 1 has now been released!Continue Reading →
Given that Spartan Vale is one of eight main characters in the runaway hit Halo 5: Guardians video game, you would think that Spartan Vale figures would be hitting from tons of companies. That’s not the case. In fact, not one bit of Olympia Vale merch was released by any company last year.
But to kick off 2016, Halo Mega Bloks is bringing us the first Vale toy ever with the Halo Heroes Spartan Vale figure! Vale’s selling for more than triple her MSRP online–is she worth it?Continue Reading →
I could have swore that I was just talking about the Halo Mega Bloks Charlie Series blind bags a couple weeks ago, but it turns out that it was over six months ago that I posted the Charlie Series Code Number List. Time flies, huh? Anyway, the fact that it’s been a full half year since the last Halo Mega Bloks figures series was released can mean only one thing: it’s time for a new wave of blind bags: the Halo Mega Bloks Delta Series code number list is as follows…Continue Reading →
Halo 5: Guardians may not be released for a few more days, but the Promethean Invasion has begun a little bit early! Although MEGA Brands hasn’t made a big deal about it, one of the final Halo Mega Bloks sets to be released this year has been spotted in the wild (and immediately scooped up to be scalped online): the Mega Bloks Halo 5 Promethean Weapons Customizer Pack has appeared for sale online!Continue Reading →
A new Halo Mega Bloks Signature Series set comes but once a year, and that once a year has come at last! While the previous Signature Series Mega Bloks Halo sets have been never-before-done vehicles (such as the UNSC Infinity, UNSC Mammoth and Covenant Scarab), this time out MEGA Brands decided to recreate a specific scene from the beloved “Halo 3: ODST” video game instead. Hope you love Pelicans (and who doesn’t?), because the Halo Mega Bloks NMPD Pelican Air Base set has now landed exclusively at Toys R Us stores!Continue Reading →
As promised, MEGA Brands bright the entire lineup of Halo Heroes Series 2 figures with them to New York Comic-Con 2015 today! It looks like we may have to wait longer that we’d hoped to own them, but at least … Continue Reading →
Last week, I discussed the eight (ten if you count Gummi Bear Spartans) figures that make up the Halo Mega Bloks Delta Series that will be shipping to stores this winter.
But wait–there’s more! While the actual Series Delta is now confirmed, a leaked image of what collectors thought was Delta is likely to be Halo Mega Bloks Echo Series–and it’s headlined by an Active Camo Arbiter figure!Continue Reading →
Get ready, Halo fans! The second-biggest (or first-biggest, depending on who you ask) comic book convention of 2015 is nearly upon us: New York Comic Con 2015! As usual, I’ll be on-hand at the event, covering all of the new Halo toys on exhibit by MEGA Brands, McFarlane Toys, Kotobukiya, and more! And this year, that will include the all-new Mega Bloks Halo Heroes Series 1 & Series 2 figures!Continue Reading →
Yesterday I broke the disappointing news that there is likely to only be one boxed Halo Mega Bloks 2016 set released this winter–the Covenant Watch Tower. But while that point of information is definitely a bummer, it doesn’t mean that there’s not unboxed Halo Mega Bloks 2016 sets on the way! And the most exciting of which for most fans is unquestionably the Halo Mega Bloks Delta Series figures!Continue Reading →
We’re just one week out from New York Comic Con 2015–the next major event that MEGA Brands will be attending! Ordinarily by this time of year we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the winter wave of Halo Mega Bloks, and this year is no exception. But if you’re hoping to build whole Halo Mega Bloks 2016 sets this winter, be prepared for disappointment: this Halo 5 Mega Bloks Covenant Watch Tower appears to be the only boxed set…Continue Reading →
While it’s very possible (and perhaps even likely) that the glory days of Halo Mega Bloks toys are behind us, there’s at least one holdover set left that fans have been awaiting since the line’s beginning. And while it’s changed immensely from its original Halo Wars form, the Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Firebase set is finally up for order–including exclusive figures like Spartan Kelly!Continue Reading →