Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Exclusive Set Photos!

Let’s be honest here: the fact that this year’s Mega Bloks Halo Signature Series set was going to be the Covenant Spirit wasn’t exactly a trade secret. In fact, we’ve been seeing prototypes and speculating about the Mega Bloks Spirit for several 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!

Halo Mega Bloks Signature Series Covenant Spirit Set PhotoWhile the U.S. Toys R Us website has been pretty slow-to-draw this year, with new toys oftentimes appearing on the site weeks after the items have begun hitting retail stores, the Canadian Toys R Us website has been a different story. And today, the Toys R Us Canada site dropped a nuke on us in the form of official confirmation of five new Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 sets!

By far the most important and anticipated of the newly announced sets, however, is this year’s Mega Bloks Halo Signature Series set: the Covenant Spirit Dropship!

Toys R Us Exclusive Covenant Spirit Mega Bloks Ship 25 Inches Long

There are only a handful of images of the set available–and none of those images show the box for the Spirit–so we still don’t know the piece count for the set.

What we can see, however, is the figures selected as pack-ins with the Spirit and the Canadian MSRP: $279.99 Canadian. This is the equivalent of about $216 USD, so I think we could see the set priced around $199.99-$229.99 in the United States. That’s not so bad, is it?

In addition, the images confirm the size of this Halo Spirit Dropship: 25″ long! That’s over two feet long, making the Spirit one of the longest vehicles that MEGA Brands has ever created for this brand! Also, one of the images shows a piece of snowy terrain that can act as a display base for the Spirit! Pretty awesome, right…?

Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Set Interior

The set looks to include seven total Halo figures: two Elites and five Grunts. I don’t want to strain my eyes trying to determine exactly which varieties of Sangeili and Unggoy come with this set, so I’ll leave that up to you, dear readers: Exactly what Covenant figures are we looking at with this release?

Here’s the official description for the set, as posted by Toys R Us today for the very first time:

“A behemoth of the skies, the Covenant Spirit Dropship looms over UNSC territory, ready to deploy its Covenant forces! Featuring authentic detailing and dynamic features, this Signature Series large buildable Covenant troop carrier aircraft comes with a collection of highly detailed, super-poseable micro action figures, both Covenant and UNSC, each with removable armor and interchangeable weapons and accessories for ultimate display!”

Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Drop ShipThe Covenant Spirit Halo Mega Bloks Signature Series set is a Toys R Us exclusive release and is scheduled to be released in Canada on September 9th, 2016. The UPC number is 887961318470 for those who want to track it at their local stores. I’ll post an update to the Halo Toy News Twitter and Facebook Pages once concrete details regarding the domestic release of the Spirit Dropship are available.

Now that it’s finally officially on its way and we’ve seen the first images, what do you think of the long-awaited Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Dropship, Halo collectors? Are you excited about finally adding this legendary ship to your collection, or are you underwhelmed by MEGA Brands’ biggest set of 2016?

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Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Exclusive Set Photos! — 7 Comments

  1. It’s too big!! They had a smaller version, much more in scale with the rest of the Megabloks toys, at Toy Fair a few years back, and I’d really been looking forward to that. This one looks much too spacious inside, and too huge and clunky, really… I’m actually pretty disappointed.

    • You’re fricken nuts! one of the things I can’t stand about the pelicans is that they only hold 6 figures if you cram them in there, This thing looks like it can be properly filled out with troops! That’s exactly what I want. I’m so excited for this thing.

      I mean seriously, Mega has a real problem with wasting space or making things not how they could be, I can literally cram 8 figures onto the Falcon comfortably with a slight mod and the Pelican with its 14 plus troop cap can only carry 6? This thing NEEDED to be big, it NEEDED to be able to hold a butt load of Covies. It may nto be able to carry 30 covie like in game, but it will be a heck of a lot better than a crappy 8 or so .

  2. The figures are 4 storm grunts,1 imperial grunt,1elite zealot and 1 elite officer.

  3. While the Spirit itself looks amazing, the figures in my opinion are lacking. For that much money, it should’ve come with more exclusive and/or varied figures instead of just a repainted Elite Officer/Commander (Which has already come with the Covenant Watch Tower and Covenant Storm Lance) and yet another Spec Ops H4 Commando Elite, and more grunts.

    Consider the fact that the Scarab not only came with a Holographic Prophet, but also an Elite Commando and Ascetic (H3), non-superarticulated unfortunately. And the NMPD Pelican came with ODST Mickey.

    I feel like this was a wasted opportunity to release a new mold for a Covenant Elite not yet seen, at least in the super-articulated variety. Or, give us another Hunter or some Jackals a long with the grunts.

  4. “…this Signature Series large buildable Covenant troop carrier aircraft comes with a collection of highly detailed, super-poseable micro action figures, both Covenant and UNSC…”

    This description seems inaccurate, unless there’s UNSC figures included in the set that aren’t shown in any of the images.