When we asked you guys last month what your favourite new releases were, the clear favourites were the UNSC Spade Vs. Skirmisher and the Covenant Revenant Attack. Today, we’re going to check out the Spade set and why it is awesome.
I hope you like gifs, because I have one!
The Spade is a pretty straightforward build that most builders should be able to finish in under an hour. That said, it’s particularly noteworthy because this is the one of two civilian vehicles that we’ve produced. Although, in this case, it’s more of an impromptu military vehicle/getaway car.
As always, the tires are real rubber. We’ve also worked the headlights into the design of the structure rather than using stickers. The final result is much sleeker looking. Also notice the dedicated mirror pieces!
The back of the Spade carries a container which you can put pretty much whatever you want in.
The basic Marine is back, this time in an exclusive seafoam green color! He comes equipped with an Assault Rifle.
The Skirmisher is a new addition to the Mega Bloks Halo world! Along with the Jackal, the Skirmishers are from the Kig-yar species. This one comes in an incredible silver and black paint. The feathers on the head are insanely cool looking.
He comes equipped with the new Needle Rifle!
While the Skirmisher‘s name is in the name of the set, I don’t think there can be any argument that the real star of the set is the magnificent Grenadier Spartan. This is probably our most impressive paint-job to date, with the incredible metallic olive armor setting off the details beautifully. This fig has conquered the Black Recon Spartan and Air Assault Spartan to become my favourite fig in the line-up.
He also comes with a brand new weapon, the Heavy Machine Gun. The large and bulky weapon is appropriate for the Grenadier armor!
As part of our Armory program, the Grenadier also includes an alternate MJOLNIR Mark IV Grenadier Helmet and Mark V armor and torso! Create the Grenadier Spartan that you want!
My attempt at recreating the box art … I’m not sure I did such a great job, this time
That’s it for this review! The Spade is a great vehicle for improving your battle displays, and the Grenadier and Skirmisher are two of the best looking figs we’ve ever produced. Don’t miss out!