Monday, December 17, 2018

Mega Construx Call of Duty, Halo Minifigs

Picked up a few Mega Construx recently, two Call of Duty and a Halo, once again fascinated with these tiny toy soldiers. Their range of articulation at this 2" height is impressive, having come a long way from the Tim Mee plastic soldiers of my 70's youth. I'm a minifig fan in general, but Mega Construx/Mega Bloks are are some of the most fun out there.

I know zero regarding the Call of Duty franchise, but Keegan P. Russ is apparently a sniper in the Call of Duty: Ghosts game- I liked his rifle and night vision goggles. 

My interest in Keegan P. Russ was as a mission partner for the Mega Bloks Call of Duty Ghosts minifig I found a couple years ago, unsurprisingly clueless about their shared team affiliation. They go together better than I imagined, appearing to share the same legs, flak jackets, and more.

I had seen the Call of Duty Specialist Spectre on the pegs before, any action figure with a skull mask sure to catch my eye passing by.  A character in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III video game, Spectre's identity, sex, and even existence is highly classified. His specialist "Ripper" weapon is molded in translucent blue plastic to emulate the dual light blades that practically guarantee a close-quarters kill.

Now the Mega Construx Halo Spartan Emile is from a different franchise than the Call of Duty Spectre, but they sure look like a couple mercenaries cut from the same cloth. Emile-A239 is actually an assault commando the futuristic United Nations Space Command, but also a close-quarters specialist like Spectre. I love the gold highlights on this figure and his bowie knife, that would have benefitted from a sheath molded onto the figure or a peg onto the body like a lot of these figures have. Bonus points for the translucent flight stand attached to the base that pegs into his back.

In spite of their different franchise designation, it's hard to deny the compatibility of these two figures. My ignorance of their lore certainly helps, but two armored, futuristic soldiers with skull helmets make good partners and/or sparing partners where I play.

More Later- Make It FUN!

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