Category Archives: Halo Mega Bloks Reviews
When the Halo Mega Bloks Snowbound UNSC Rockethog was announced, I was one of the few people I saw who was vocally excited about it. For whatever reason I never picked up the Halo Mega Bloks Arctic Warthog set, so I was pretty happy to get another shot at it without having to pay secondary market prices. But then something apparently went wrong, because I watched for the set on store shelves every week for six months, and it never showed up. I was starting to give up home on owning my own Snowbound Rockethog when BA Toys came to … Continue Reading →
It was totally inadvertent, but it seems that I have ended up saving the best 2013 Halo Mega Bloks review for last: the UNSC Mantis 97115! The ultra-popular UNSC Mantis battle mech debuted in the Halo 4 video game, and fans have been salivating at the prospect of a toy of the Mantis since well before Halo 4 even came out! Though it was the very first Halo Mega Bloks 2013 set that MEGA Brands showed off sneak previews of, it’s among the last of the sets to hit stores. The wait for the set was a little painful, but … Continue Reading →
I’ve been talking about the 2013 Halo Mega Bloks Cauldron Clash 97118 set for months for a reason, and that reason is that even without owning it yet, I could tell that this set was awesome. I finally got my Mega Bloks Halo 4 Cauldron Clash set in the mail earlier this week, and I couldn’t wait to put it together. The Halo Mega Bloks Cauldron Clash is an absolute can’t miss blockbuster set for Halo 4 fans (though it’s also one of the more frustrating builds I’ve done in years)…
When I first heard that a Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Ammo Pack was coming in 2013, visions of a package full of rare weapons danced in my head. So when we got our first of what was really included in the UNSC Ammo Pack I, I was a little underwhelmed. In fact, I was downright cold and pretty down on this set–right up until I got my own and put it together. Then, suddenly, this Halo 4 Mega Bloks set looked a whole lot slicker…
Although not nearly as prominent as the Halo Mega Bloks UNSC ODST Recon Specialist Drop Pod, there was another Halo Mega Bloks Drop Pod that many thought was lost forever: the Covenant Crimson Drop Pod with white Elite General. A year-plus after our first glance at the set, though, it has finally landed in fans’ collections (although I don’t know that anyone would consider this particular Covenant Drop Pod finished product to be “Crimson”)…
It was touch and go for a while as to whether or not this set was ever going to actually come out or not, but one of the last early Halo Mega Bloks 2013 sets has arrived–the long-awaited Halo Mega Bloks ODST Recon Specialist Drop Pod 97105! It’s been a long wait since 2011 to get the set, but it’s finally here. And for fans of ONI Officer Dare or the “Halo 3: ODST” video game, this Recon Specialist Drop Pod is an absolute must-have…
I reviewed the UNSC Cobalt Combat Unit earlier this year, and now it’s the Covenant’s turn to get all decked out in Cobalt blue armor–it’s the 2013 Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Combat Cobalt Unit 97084! My hopes for this set plummeted when I learned what the four figures included in it were, but the paint deco is so good that it almost makes up for this set’s shortcomings….
When you have the hundreds of Halo Mega Bloks Spartans figures that I have, sometimes you start to wonder if you really need any more little Spartan action figures. And it’s in that moment that MEGA Brands unveils something so tantalizing that you forget you ever wondered if you needed more Halo toys. For me, that moment was when the 2013 Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Combat Orange Unit was announced. While the set doesn’t totally fulfill the ambitious hopes and dreams I had for it, it does include a couple of must-have orange Spartans for my collection, including one never-before-released … Continue Reading →
Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spectre Ambush 97110 won the poll a few months back for the absolute most-wanted of all of the Halo Mega Bloks 2013 sets announced for the winter, so I made it my mission to get both the Covenant Spectre Ambush and the UNSC Cryo Bay 97088 as quickly as possible to provide reviews for fellow Halo fans. The Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Cryo Bay got my attention by packing some of the best features of a small-sized Mega Bloks Halo set ever, so I had similar hopes for the Covenant Spectre Ambush. While Halo Mega Bloks … Continue Reading →
There aren’t too many quintessential environments in the Halo games that could be considered absolutely iconic, but the UNSC Cryo Bay is one of them. It’s where we meet the Master Chief for the first time in Halo: Combat Evolved and where he leaves us at the end of Halo 3. Years later, the UNSC Cryo Bay is where we were finally reintroduced to the Master Chief this year in Halo 4. To commemorate the occasion, MEGA Brands decided to release a new 2013 Halo Mega Bloks set depicting the Master Chief and Cortana in the UNSC Cryo Bay from … Continue Reading →
If there’s one facet of Halo I can never get enough of in the Halo Mega Bloks line, it’s sets based upon vehicles and concepts from the Halo Wars video game. Last year year I was beginning to think that that ship had sailed and we’d missed our shot at any further Halo Wars vehicles. To my astonishment and ecstasy, MEGA Brands then revealed prototypes of not just any Halo Wars set, but one featuring the humongous UNSC Rhino! Is this gigantic tank worthy of rolling into your collection?
It would be a blackened lie if I tried to say I was a huge fan of the Mega Bloks Halo Universe Metal Series figures, but I decided I wanted to give the Halo Metal Series vehicles a chance. And what better vehicle to do that with than the largest one MEGA Brands has released thus far–the UNSC Scorpion? I definitely like the Scorpion a lot more than the figures, but is it worth your $20?
Today I’m covering a Halo Mega Bloks set that’s a little bit different. I usually only cover newly-released sets, but I came across this Halo Mega Bloks EVA’s Last Stand 96937 set on sale. I’d been holding out on this set for a better price, so when I saw it for 25% off at Target, I finally succumbed to temptation. This set is unique in that it’s more playset than vehicle set, and the main selling point is the figures rather than the vehicle/playset itself. Why? One word for you: Hunters. The Halo Mega Bloks EVA’s Last Stand set is … Continue Reading →
Every once in a while, MEGA Brands manages to truly and genuinely surprise me. Oh yeah, the Halo Mega Bloks sets we expect get released like new Warthogs, Wraiths, and Banshees, but occasionally MEGA Brands will deliver something that’s utterly unexpected. The unique and totally original Halo Mega Bloks Versus Snowbound Highbase 97069 showed up with no fanfare or advance warning this summer, and is just such a set. I was more compelled by this set than any other in the Target exclusive Snowbound theme, but the Highbase was late arriving for Target’s fall reset. Finally, the Versus Snowbound Highbase … Continue Reading →
Over the weekend I had to give a rare negative review to the Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Armory Pack II set, which disappointed me by being something the majority of Halo Mega Bloks sets I review aren’t: below average. But as much as that set concerned me, the UNSC Armory Pack II 96996 with its white Spartan Air Assault figure earns back my faith by being a well-done, worthwhile addition to the Halo Mega Bloks collection…
Let’s face it: I’m pretty much a Halo Mega Bloks groupie at this point. I didn’t start out that way and I certainly never intended it, but one thing led to another, and Halo Mega Bloks is my clear frontrunner for toy line of the year for 2012. From the Covenant Seraph to the Warthog Resistance to the Brute Chieftain Chopper, it’s almost like MEGA Brands can do no wrong this year. But every once in a while a set will pop up that’s not especially bad, per se, but certainly not especially good either. The Halo Mega Bloks Covenant … Continue Reading →
If you asked me which of the eight Fall 2012 mass-release Halo Mega Bloks sets had been at the bottom of my wish-list, I would have immediately responded with “the Orbital Banshee Blitz 97010″. I’m not big into Covenant Banshees in-game, and I’ve had bad experiences with the Mega Bloks Banshees from the poor-quality of the first 2009 Banshee to the shelf-warming nature of the years-old individual Banshee set you can still find on shelves in most stores. So it’s not that I wasn’t looking forward to this set–it wasn’t even on my radar. But new is new, and I … Continue Reading →
When I ran a poll a couple weeks ago to determine what Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2012 set collectors were anticipating most, the answer was a blowout: the Halo Mega Bloks Warthog Resistance 97011 set earned nearly 50% of all the votes cast. As soon as I saw how much Halo fans were looking forward to the set, I knew it had to be the next summer set I’d acquire and review. I came up short finding the Warthog Resistance 97011 set at local retail, so I had it shipped in from BAToys–and I sure am glad I didn’t have … Continue Reading →
If there’s one thing Halo Mega Bloks collectors can never get enough of, it’s Spartans. And that’s a good thing, because MEGA Brands releases dozens and dozens and dozens of Mega Bloks Spartan figures each year. Army-builder figure multipacks have become a staple of the line, and a much-loved one by hardcore collectors. I talked about Target’s Snowbound Combat Unit earlier in the week, and today I’m back with the UNSC Cobalt Combat Unit 97001. As you might guess from the set’s name, it’s a pretty blue color. But that’s not all this excellent figure pack has to offer…
Dark secret time: Though winter is my favorite season (by far), I am utterly terrified of snow. I spun out on the highway in a snowstorm one too many times (which was once), and ever since I’ve been petrified every time it starts to snow outside here in upstate New York. Even so, I have a monumental weakness for arctic-themed action figure variants, so the moment that word came out about the Halo Mega Bloks Snowbound-themed sets, it was a certainty that I was gonna have to buy them all. It took me quite a few more trips to Target … Continue Reading →