Oh, it’s been a while since I reviewed something! Here we are with the latest Mega Bloks Halo releases, a pair of ODST Drop Pods: The Arctic Sniper Specialist and the Covert Ops Specialist. Let’s check them out!
Here’s what’s in the box …
Even though they look complete in the box, the Pods do actually come unassembled. It’s a pretty simple but fun build.
The assembled Drop Pods! The detailing on these is insane. All of the grooves and panels give it a really game-authentic look.
Each Pod comes with two Air Brake Rods: a short version and a long version. Use whichever one fits your scene the best!
The windows on the Covert Ops Pod are an opaque gold. While this means that you can’t actually see through the windows, this effect couldn’t be done with a translucent window. I think it’s a worthy trade-off considering how great it looks here.
The Arctic Pod is totally covered with a distressed steel paint job. The bottom half is also treated with an amazing ice and snow effect.
Both Pods stocked and opened … and now onto the figs!
The Covert Ops Specialist, carrying the long-awaited Spartan Laser!
All of the Drop Pod sets have deluxe-painted weapons, and the Spartan Laser really shows that off best. A cool metallic-green to silver gradient paint job with a red stripe near the shoulder rest. It looks just like the game model!
And here he is with his secondary weapon, the Assault Rifle.
The Arctic Sniper comes with a white and silver Sniper Rifle with a green laser scope. It was actually quite hard to shoot against a white background, ha!
He looks really good with his Battle Rifle, too. In this shot you can really see how cool the white, black and silver paint on the suit looks.
And as an added bonus, the Arctic Sniper looks sick if you pair him with the rest of the Arctic items (Arctic Wolverine, Arctic Battle Unit, and Rockethog).
And that’s it! So what do you think guys? Which one is your favourite? Let us know!