***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
In all seriousness, though, Holiday shopping for a teen can be tricky. Most times, toys are out of the question. After all, my son is "too old for toys." Not always, buddy....Not always.
You see, I recently discovered a couple of great building sets from MEGA BLOKS that cater to the tastes of even older children...Even slightly strange older children who want to wear eyeliner and studded, knee-height combat boots. My son loves building and constructing things, and he, like most teenage boys, also loves video games. The HALO UNSC Anti-Armor Cobra and the Skylanders Swap Force Flynn's Rescue Ship are right up my son's alley, and are sure to delight him on Christmas morning.
Skylanders Flynn's Rescue Ship :
- Buildable Flynn’s Rescue Ship which opens up to take the battle below decks
- Working launcher, lander, and crane
- Includes Magna Charge, Hot Head, and Flynn characters with cool new light up powers
- Combines with other Mega Bloks Skylanders SWAP Force™ playsets to build your adventure!
Halo UNSC Anti-Armor Cobra :
The MEGA BLOKS HALO UNSC Anti-Armor Cobra contains 460 pieces and is recommended for kids ages 8+. This vehicle can be constructed in a couple of different ways, too!
The UNSC Cobra is a surprisingly agile and fast 6x6 dual-mode battle tank. While in mobile mode, the Cobra can quickly cover long distances and launch a powerful offensive using its twin 30mm light rail guns. It can also transform into lock-down mode and deploy a huge turret mounted 105mm light railgun that can punch through most Covenant shields and vehicles with ease.
- Buildable UNSC Cobra with light features and in-game sound!
- UNSC Spartan in MK VI yellow
- Covenant troops: Elite Storm in Crimson, Brute Stalker in Blue
- Weapons: DMR, Plasma Rifle, Mauler, Spike Grenade