They say that big toy reveals come in threes (actually, I may have just made that up), and MEGA Brands proved that statement this fourth of July holiday weekend! First they debuted the monumental Halo Mega Bloks Hierarch’s Shade Convoy set, and then followed it up with the Halo 2 Anniversary Battleground battle pack. And to close out the weekend, MEGA had one more humongous Mega Bloks Halo set to announce: the Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Tribute Pack, which comes loaded with twenty Spartan Mark IV figures!
Raise your hand if you expected the final Mega Bloks Halo reveal of the 2014 RTX event to be a 20-pack of various-colored Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Mark IV figures. Anyone…? No…? I thought not. Me neither! Even so, I was delighted to see the last card MEGA Brands had up their sleeves to play at the event, in the form of this massive twenty figure Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Tribute Pack.
The pack includes twenty Spartan Mark IV Mega Bloks Halo figures that all share the original Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Mark IV body, but with different colors/paint applications.
This set contains the following figures (left to right, top row to bottom row): Purple Spartan Mark IV, Red Spartan Mark IV, Blue Spartan Mark IV, White Spartan Mark IV, Steel Spartan Mark IV, Crimson Spartan Mark IV, Zombie Spartan Mark IV, Pink Spartan Mark IV, Copper Spartan Mark IV, Lime Spartan Mark IV, Tan Spartan Mark IV, Orange Spartan Mark IV, Yellow Spartan Mark IV, Cyan Spartan Mark IV, Smoke (Translucent Grey) Spartan Mark IV, Sage Spartan Mark IV, Gold Spartan Mark IV, Silver Spartan Mark IV, Cobalt Spartan Mark IV, and Translucent Blue Spartan Mark IV. Whew! That’s a lot of Mark IV Spartans!
That said, once these figures are in your collection, you can feel free to name or rename them anything you like, so if you want to have your own unofficial Ghost of Church Mega Bloks figure, well… this is it!
The Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Tribute Pack set is another Toys R Us exclusive, which means that the price will likely be inflated above and beyond what we’d like to pay for it. The Halo Mega Bloks Ultimate Combat Pack 97233 was released last year with a shelf price of $50-$60, but was thankfully available on Black Friday 2013 for just $29.99. Could we see the Halo Mega Bloks Spartan Tribute set on sale for half price come Black Friday 2014? Let’s hope so!
How do you like this year’s most figure-packed Halo Mega Bloks set, Halo collectors? Is the Spartan Tribute Pack Halo Mega Bloks set everything you ever dreamed of, or would you have preferred a different mega-set that contained something other than twenty of the exact same figure painted differently?