Monday, August 11, 2014

Purity: 96993 Halo Brute Chieftain Charge Review

I found a few Halo sets at Marshall's recently.  So I figured I would review them.

Box.  MSRP of $11.99 for 72 pieces.  Price per piece of $0.17

Instructions & Promotional Material.

Minifig.  This guy has 11 points of articulation, and look at that club!

Here he is in comparison to a Classic.

Parts 1.  Those 1x1-1x1 brackets are interesting.  As are those studded slope pieces.

Parts 2.  I see a bunch of accent pieces here.
The "I-Beam" plates are always interesting.

Parts 3.  Here we figure out why there's such a bad parts to cost ratio.  Four, large, fairly complex parts that must have had high molding costs.  The printed 2x2 roundel and the 1x1 sloped pieces look good though

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  The minifig is good for 4P scale.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10) (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  No.  (-5)
Score: B- (-5).  This one is really a parts set.  It's got some good SNOT and accent pieces but, beyond that, there really isn't any mass to this set.  The minifig could make a really good looking 4P figure but there's only one in the set.

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