Covenant Ghost

November 16, 2012 | By More


Continuing with the reviews for Jada Toys’ Halo 4 vehicles, today it is the turn of the Covenant Ghost.


The Ghost is a small attack vehicle favored by the Elites in the Halo Universe that hovers about 5 feet above the ground. It has an adjustable driver’s seat and it is armed with twin plasma projectors that can swivel up and down at the front.


Unlike the UNSC vehicles, Jada offers the Covenant Ghost only in the high gloss finish, which, I must say, looks simply superb with the purple hue of the hull. The vehicle sports accents in a much darker purple with charcoal black and gunmetal silver for the weapons and interior details. In order to simulate the hovering effect, this set includes a two-piece transparent stand.


The set comes with two mini-figures, an Elite Zealot and an Imperial Grunt. Both figures reflect the new Halo 4 designs which, depending of your point of view, turns out great for the Elite but maybe not so much for the Grunt.


The Elite Zealot armor has a more ornate, organic feel than in the previous Halo games, a fact that may not be immediately apparent due to the rather dull color scheme it was given. Articulation, however, is even better than it was for the Spartans included with the UNSC Mongoose set, consisting of:

• Barbell mounted neck.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Pegged hinge elbows.

• Swivel forearms.

• Floating torso.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Pegged hinge knees.


Now, even though the Zealot is barely 2.5 inches tall, his articulation model is more extensive than the articulation Hasbro gave to their Avengers movie 4 inch figures, which I find simply impressive.


The Imperial Grunt, on the other hand, has a more modest articulation design, due to his smaller size and the character design constraints. The new Halo 4 Grunts look quite different than his predecessors, having now these scaly sections on their calves and forearms, topped with a turtle-like head.


We don’t really get to see the face on this Imperial Grunt, as it is wearing a full facemask to go with a bulky re-breather backpack, but the articulation is quite reasonable and consists of:


• Barbell mounted neck.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Swivel waist.

• Pegged hinge hips.


This articulation allows the Grunt to stand unassisted and even to ride onto the Ghost, although the gun is molded onto his arm and thus not removable.


I am quickly becoming quite a fan of these Jada sets, as I find that I like very much the amount of detail in them and the high quality finish of the vehicles, not to mention that their mini-figures are downright impressive, even more so if you stop to consider that for Jada, the main thing are the vehicles and not necessarily their drivers/passengers.


Errex Score: 90/100


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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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  1. Customizer says:

    I’ve been buying these Jada HALO sets for 1 reason and 1 reason only: The amazing mini figures. Jada would make another fistful of cash if they sold the figures separately. I know i’d buy mini figure packs.