Thursday, 2 January 2014

Mega Bloks Halo: 2013 Pros & Cons

Before you say this is an attack on Mega Bloks before I even start, it's not. Personally I feel I should make my say as to what Mega Bloks did good in 2013 and what they could do to improve for future years. There is very little to say what cons there is for the year of 2013. Lets get started.

#1 Upgrades.
Due to the release of Halo 4 and the newly designed vehicles, it seemed fitting to completely re-imagine the sets that had already came out and yet not make it feel as if it's just the same thing over and over again. For example, the UNSC Hornet has deeply improved since the 2009 version. Including more detail and a build to which the set pieces stick together well. Also the UNSC Night-Ops Gausshog has improved after the 2009-2010 Guasshog, which seems poorly made after the 2013 version by comparison.

#2 Micro Figures.
Not only do we get plenty of Halo 4 figures including Forerunner, but Flood carrier forms, and even a UNSC Security Spartan in case anyone thought Mega Bloks had forgotten some of the 'older' designs.

#3 Weapons.
Railgun, M6C Socam Pistol, new Needler, Grenade Launcher, Storm Rifle, Scattershot, Saw, DMR, Suppressor, Plasma Repeater, and more. WOW.

#1 Way to many UNSC.
I get that we should get some newly updated stuff after Halo 4, and we did get a Spectra, Vampire, Banshee, and a Turret for the Covenant, but that's sadly about it. I'm not saying the UNSC didn't have any cool sets, however, they just overwhelmed the line with Cyclops, a Mantis, Pelican, Gausshog, Hornet, a few Falcons, Cobra, and more. I just feel the line needed more Covenant because it is a war after all, and it just seemed that the UNSC had no problem for this years sets.

#2 Barely any new builds for any exclusive toys.
This isn't a huge con, but one I should address. I think the only thing brand new and never before seen was the Flood Carrier Forms. Other then that the Toy's R Us line up had a Hornet, Walmart had a Spade which is alright, and Target had no new molds. Just wish I could have seen a redesigned something. Though it's no big issue, if exclusives are just going to be repaints then I have no major issue as it brings verity to some of the older models.

#3 Quality.
Sadly it seems as if Mega is falling out of quality which has shown improvements before 2013. 2013 had plenty of problems with missing parts, and even some received broken or chipped most notably the Series 7 Mystery Packs.

Video by; Legojang/Jangbricks

Remember, Mega Bloks also has awesome customer service, be patient, and you can get replacements if you contact them by Facebook or their website.

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