Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Those Toys For Boys: 5 Reasons Why @MegaBloks Halo Is On Their Holiday List

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Those Toys For Boys: 5 Reasons Why @MegaBloks Halo Is On Their Holiday List

Growing up with only sisters, one might think I would be at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to understanding the draw of certain toys for boys.  Rather, true to my personality as it has remained well into adulthood, I have long been drawn to a somewhat eclectic and certainly diverse whims and interests.  While my sisters remained engrossed in all things oh, so girly, I could often be found in our home's workshop, abusing one piece of wood or another, contemplating the best new arrangement of blocks or fuddling about with my father, assembling an R2D2 or C3PO model.  (Yes, I was and surprisingly remain a Star Wars fanatic).

Mega Bloks, Toys For Boys, Building Toy Sets, Holiday Building Sets

Although I now leave the model building and kits with a bazillion plastic pieces solidly to my husband and son, I can still appreciate the draw and excited challenge.  In truth, it was with no small amount of satisfaction I realized that my son had inherited my appreciation of creative construction.   This penchant was evident in the first time my husband and I overslept on a quiet weekend morning, only to be greeted by an extraordinary assembly of rubber bands, paperclips and string, spanning from one end of the house to nearly the other.  Thus, a little engineer was discovered.

Covenant Wraith Halo, Halo Playsets, Halo Building Sets, Halo Collections

While I do not claim to have my finger on the pulse of all the latest offerings, certain to turn the head of the young engineer, I am fortunate in that my son is happy to keep me updated and informed.  I have learned to not respond with wide-eyed confusion when he mentions a new to me collection, rather than a savvy, knowing look tends to increase my cool Mom factor significantly.  Such was the technique I employed the first time he shared about the Halo Authentic Collection from Mega Bloks.

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Why is Halo on their short list for this holiday season?

While certainly not an insurmountable one, a gift from the Halo collections offers the inherent benefit of feeding  their love of construction and building as they assemble those pieces.

Construction is only part of the draw of the Halo sets, with imaginary play including limitless scenarios as the reward after tackling construction.  The capability of figures to move parts, as well as the movement options for Halo vehicles and hidden compartments is certainly a boon, as well.

Once assembled, the components of the Halo collections interact together and are play proof.  One can move them from one setting to another without fear that they will crumble and dissemble.

The Halo collections offer a diverse range of sets that are imminently playable both separately as well as together, allowing your young engineer to add new components to expand their Halo world and play possibilities.

Without a doubt, the inclusion of figures and accessories within the playset is an appealing factor, enabling one to fully immerse themselves in play whether their personal collection contains one or more sets.

Halo Vehicles, Halo Figures, Halo Playset, Halo Collections

New in 2012, this action playset from the Mega Bloks Halo collection is designed for children ages eight and up.  Part of the Authentic Series, the young builder on your list will enjoy both assembling this action set, as well as imaginary play afterward.  Can we used alone or in conjunction with other sets and figures within the series.  Halo Covenant Wraith playset comes with a mobile anti-artillery vehicle with moving parts as well as hidden chambers.  Other features include a ForeRunner base, as well as two figures with moving parts and accessories, Covenant figurines: Elite in Commando Gold, Elite in Combat Gold and UNSC figurine: Spartan in EOD Green armor.

Halo Covenant Wraith Playset from Mega Bloks. 
ARV $49.99!

2012 Halo Playsets, Halo Holiday Gift For Boys, Top Holiday Gifts For Boys 2012, Mega Bloks Building Sets

Halo Authentic Series 
from Mega Bloks

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Do your children love construction or building sets?
Did you have the construction fever yourself in your youth?
What gifts for boys are on your list this holiday season?
Tell me in a comment below!  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I received Halo products from Mega Bloks to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Some information and images sourced from various Mega Bloks websites. 


Pam said...

This is a great set! I love seeing these types of creative toys.

Crystal Threeprncs said...

My older guys would love this set. They love to build and are fans of the Halo series.

Xenia G. said...

My 13 year old loves MegaBloks Halo so much!

Xenia G. said...

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Grace Hodgin said...

these are great and the youngest grandson had one circled for his wish list.

Barb W. said...

My boys love these sets, too. I like how durable they are and also appreciate the flexibility of the sets that allows for creative construction.

Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom said...

What a wonderful set and my boys are all about Halo in our house, this would be fun to have them sit down and actually create something.. What a wonderful review, I have to check them out.

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