I didn’t do much (okay, any) Halo Mega Bloks New York Toy Fair 2016 coverage, because I was hugely disappointed by nothing that hadn’t been previously shown being on display at the actual event. But while the 2016 Toy Fair was a bummer, getting never-before-seen Summer 2016 Halo Mega Bloks sets out of nowhere definitely made up for the disappointment! And the first set I’m going to review corresponds to my inevitable favorite game of 2016: the Mega Bloks Halo Wars 2 UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz set!
But if there’s one set in the new batch I would have bought regardless of the scalper-like price-point, the Halo UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz Mega Bloks set is that one! Halo Wars is my single favorite X-Box branded video game of all-time, so how could I not buy the first Halo Wars 2 toy available from any company, right?!
The Jackrabbit is clearly a scout vehicle, but unlike the Mongoose, it’s actually packing some heat in the form of a machine gun/cannon that can be swiveled to face enemies. I really like having weapons on a scout vehicle, and the swivel on the guns combo has a good range of motion.
There’s also two clips on the sides of the Jackrabbit, enabling it to carry both of the handheld guns included with the set. I love complete weapon storage, so mad props for that capability being present in this tiny set.
There’s only a single mini figure included with the Halo Wars Jackrabbit Blitz, but it is a great one: a Spartan Douglas-042 figure! McFarlane Toys made a Spartan Douglas action figure a few years ago, but this is his first official Mega Bloks toy.
I loathe sounding like a sycophant, but there’s basically nothing wrong with this set besides the most trivial of things, such as “the block holding on the handlebars pulls off a little too easily”.
Overall: Let’s see, the Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz set gives us a 100% new vehicle, a never-before-done unique character with two weapons, printed pieces with no stickers, and a tie-in to Halo Wars 2. Yup, it’s official: this set is perfect. Bias aside, I have zero genuine complaints about this set. I’m overjoyed to finally have an accurate Spartan Douglar Mega Bloks figure, and the UNSC Jackrabbit vehicle is a fun addition to the UNSC. Even at the inflated price I paid, this set is highly recommended.