Tag: Halo

Micro-fleet Mantis Invasion

November 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Micro-fleet Mantis Invasion

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 elements available in the parts inventory.

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UNSC Booster Frame

November 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
UNSC Booster Frame

One of the most memorable aspects of the animated short “The Package”, from the Halo Legends DVD, is the appearance of the UNSC Booster Frame.

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Imperial Grunt

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Imperial Grunt

One of the changes introduced in the Halo 4 game was that the Grunt species, the Unggoy, got a new veteran rank called Imperials.

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Cortana (Halo 4)

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Cortana (Halo 4)

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

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ODST Drop Pods (Micro Ops)

March 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
ODST Drop Pods (Micro Ops)

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 time of their release.

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Kat (Series 6)

February 1, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Kat (Series 6)

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, but that didn’t prevent McFarlane Toys from producing a generic pink Spartan as well as a couple of versions of Lieutenant Commander Kat.

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Captain Keyes

January 25, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Captain Keyes

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 of the Halo novels written after the game’s success.

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Generator Defense

January 4, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Generator Defense

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.

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Spartan JFO (Series 6)

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Spartan JFO (Series 6)

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 to Walgreen’s in the USA, everywhere else he seems to ship with the regular assortment of figures, mine bought from a Sears store in Mexico City.

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Covenant Ghost

November 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Covenant Ghost

  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 […]

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Halo Megabloks Series 5 & 5.5

October 5, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Halo Megabloks Series 5 & 5.5

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.

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Carter (Series 5)

August 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Carter (Series 5)

Well, after five series of action figures based on the Halo: Reach license, there is only so much you can do to keep market interest high series after series, especially when the line relies in reusing three or four basic body molds for everything.

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Skirmisher Murmillo

April 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Skirmisher Murmillo

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 fight against Humanity because of their religious beliefs, but rather because they were at first bullied into the conflict and afterwards because they found it to be very profitable.

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UNSC Troopers (Halo: Reach)

February 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
UNSC Troopers (Halo: Reach)

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.

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Elite Officer

February 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Elite Officer

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 they are not nearly as scarce as their human counterparts.

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Grunt Minor (Halo: Reach)

January 27, 2012 | By | Reply More
Grunt Minor (Halo: Reach)

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 can be quite a challenge. Following the covenant rank system, most of the Grunt troops are labeled as Minors and are easily identifiable in the field by the color of their gear.

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Sergeant Forge

October 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sergeant Forge

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 that changing anytime soon.

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Spartan Military Police Custom (Blue Team)

October 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Spartan Military Police Custom (Blue Team)

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 hit with me.

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Elite Ascetic

September 16, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Elite Ascetic

McFarlane Toys released this Silver Elite Ascetic as part of Series 8 in the Halo action figure line. As with the Spartan figures, the Elites share the same basic body among them with only a few new pieces of armor that help differentiate one rank from another.

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Brute Captain in VISR Mode

September 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Brute Captain in VISR Mode

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 a repaint of a previously released figure from wave 6, the Brute Bodyguard from the Halo 3: ODST collection.

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