Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Mega Construx Borderlands 3 Claptrap

One of my favorite modern gaming franchises is Borderlands. I was hooked with the first game and Borderlands 2 took it to the next level. I anxiously awaited the announcement of the inevitable third game in the franchise and was excited when the details of the game were released online. I resisted the temptation to buy the game on release day, opting to wait and ask for the game for Christmas. While I still haven't really jumped into Borderlands 3 feet first due to work and other priorities, I like what I have seen.

The toy collector part of me has wanted to pick up some of the various action figures I've seen from the new game, but so far I've resisted. However when I saw that Mega Construx had released a small Claptrap how could I resist?

Mega Construx aka MegaBloks, has a history of obtaining licenses for various pop culture franchises. Probably best known for their HALO sets, they have released the first of many (I hope) Borderlands figures.

I found this Claptrap at a Walmart while I was traveling for work. The $4.99 price tag was a little steep for my liking, but I caved as I love this annoying little robot. Claptrap comes on a small blister card where you can clearly see the figure and it's accessories.

A lot of these new single blister carded Mega Construx figures don't require much building. In Claptrap's case all I had to do was pop on the flaps that go on just the arms, afix the computer pad in his hand and then attach Claptrap to a clear rod on the display stand.

I love the weathered look on the body. The paint apps are spot on and look fantastic. The arms are attached to the body using a ball joint so they move freely and have a good range of motion. His wheel is made of a rubber like material and rolls smoothly across a flat surface.

This is a fun little toy and makes a nice little shelf decoration down in my game room. I don't know if there will be more Borderlands 3 figures released, but if not this is a great little piece.


  1. Never played Borderlands... but I do like some of the stuff MegaBloks creates. I bought a Charizard on clearance a while ago that I'll build at some point.

  2. Borderlands 2 is the reason I'll never buy another Gearbox product.

    1. Why don't you like Borderlands 2? I thought it was a blast and I thoroughly enjoyed the game and all of it's DLC.