Micro-fleet Mantis Invasion

Micro-fleet Mantis Invasion

November 21, 2014 by  
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  In 2014 we got to see a “new” scale in the Megabloks Halo range. The Halo Micro-fleet sets are very similar in concept to LEGO’s mini-creations, being built using only the smaller construction... 

UNSC Booster Frame

UNSC Booster Frame

November 14, 2014 by  
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If you ask any Halo fan about the Halo: Legends DVD, most will agree that the most memorable animated short was the last one, titled “The Package” and directed by Shinji Aramaki whose work includes... 

Imperial Grunt

Imperial Grunt

September 5, 2014 by  
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One of the changes introduced in the Halo 4 game was that the Grunt species, the Unggoy, got a new veteran rank called Imperials.     The Imperial Grunt ranks are filled with the toughest of the... 

Cortana (Halo 4)

Cortana (Halo 4)

August 22, 2014 by  
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Back when McFarlane Toys announced they would be producing a new, articulated version of Cortana, the A.I. companion of Halo’s Master Chief, everybody hoped for a full-fledged action figure, but what... 

ODST Drop Pods (Micro Ops)

ODST Drop Pods (Micro Ops)

March 14, 2014 by  
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  Being an Halo fan and a recovering wargamer, I was aware that McFarlane Toys had come up with a line of miniatures called Micro Ops, but as a whole, I found these sets to be way overpriced at the... 

Kat (Series 6)

Kat (Series 6)

February 1, 2013 by  
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  One thing that stood out for me from the Halo: Reach game, was the inclusion of female Spartan soldiers with distinctly female sets of armor. Sure, there is only one such character in the game,... 

Captain Keyes

Captain Keyes

January 25, 2013 by  
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  One of the more prominent characters in the Halo mythos is UNSC Captain Jacob Keyes. He was the CO of the USNC vessel Pillar of Autumn from the first Halo game and he was also included in several... 

Generator Defense

Generator Defense

January 4, 2013 by  
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  McFarlane Toys produced the Generator Defense Deluxe Set as part of the sixth and last series of boxed sets shipped under the Halo: Reach label.   These Deluxe sets have had their ups and downs... 

Spartan JFO (Series 6)

Spartan JFO (Series 6)

December 21, 2012 by  
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  McFarlane Toys released a JFO Spartan (JFO stands for Joint Fires Observer) as part of their sixth series of figures for the Halo: Reach line. Even though this Spartan was intended as an exclusive... 

Covenant Ghost

Covenant Ghost

November 16, 2012 by  
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  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... 

Halo Megabloks Series 5 & 5.5

Halo Megabloks Series 5 & 5.5

October 5, 2012 by  
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      Well, one of my guilty pleasures are blind-packaged minifigs. And there is a good deal to choose from, from LEGO to the more varied Megabloks offerings. Of the Megabloks range, I have... 

Carter (Series 5)

Carter (Series 5)

August 3, 2012 by  
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  Well, after five series of action figures based on the Halo: Reach license, there is only so much you can do to keep things interesting, especially when the line relies in reusing only three or... 

Skirmisher Murmillo

Skirmisher Murmillo

April 20, 2012 by  
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Unlike the rest of the alien species that conform the Covenant in the Halo Universe, the Kig-yar (the species Jackals and Skirmishers belong to) are different in the sense that they didn’t join the... 

UNSC Troopers (Halo: Reach)

UNSC Troopers (Halo: Reach)

February 24, 2012 by  
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Back when McFarlane Toys debuted the Halo: Reach line, alongside the single-carded Spartans and Covenant figures they also released a few 2-Packs, one of which consisted of two UNSC Marines.   Both... 

Elite Officer

Elite Officer

February 10, 2012 by  
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  In the Halo Universe, other than the Grunt aliens, the next more common enemy is the species known as Elites or Sangheili. These are roughly the equivalent of the UNSC Spartan soldiers, although... 

Grunt Minor (Halo: Reach)

Grunt Minor (Halo: Reach)

January 27, 2012 by  
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  In the Halo games, Grunts are a type of enemy you’ll see a lot of. Individually, they are not much of a challenge, but in the presence of a leader-class character and in sufficient numbers, they... 

Sergeant Forge

Sergeant Forge

October 28, 2011 by  
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  I have not played Halo Wars. I will not play Halo Wars. Despite the mostly positive reviews that game accrued, for me the meat of the Halo universe are the shooting games and I don’t see... 

Spartan Military Police Custom (Blue Team)

Spartan Military Police Custom (Blue Team)

October 21, 2011 by  
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  I must say that I was not immediately taken with McFarlane’s Halo: Reach line. I started buying the figures when they debuted their Halo 3 line-up, but the Reach Spartans were not an immediate... 

Elite Ascetic

Elite Ascetic

September 16, 2011 by  
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  In the Halo Universe, The Covenant is a coalition of various alien species bent on waging war against the humans. One of the species charged with the military aspects of this struggle is that of... 

Brute Captain in VISR Mode

Brute Captain in VISR Mode

September 2, 2011 by  
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  The only other McFarlane Halo figure decorated with VISR markings is this Brute Captain released in Series 8. Similarly to the Rookie figure released with the Mongoose vehicle, this figure is basically... 

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