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... 

Spartan Warrior

Spartan Warrior

July 25, 2014 by  
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  Last year I was fairly confident that we would get a good number of Halo 4 figures from McFarlane Toys, but 2013 came and went with no sign of Series 2 actually hitting stores.   In fact,... 

Ratohnhaké:ton

Ratohnhaké:ton

May 30, 2014 by  
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  I got into the Assassin’s Creed action figures rather late in the game. In fact, the same year I decided to take the plunge and buy my first ever NECA Ezio, Ubisoft announced that the license... 

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... 

Spartan Mk. VI

Spartan Mk. VI

January 18, 2013 by  
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  The Spartan I’m reviewing today is somewhat unusual. You’ll see, when McFarlane Toys started doing figures for the Halo: Reach game, they changed the scale slightly, so all of the figures they... 

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... 

Jun (Series 6)

Jun (Series 6)

December 14, 2012 by  
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  If there is something I regret about collecting the Halo: Reach action figures made by McFarlane Toys, is playing the long game to get the helmeted version of Jun released in Series 3, which to... 

Brute Major

Brute Major

December 7, 2012 by  
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  At a glance, the military ranks in the alien Covenant from the Halo series of games is quite simple. While the ranks system of the Elites and the Grunts tends to get cluttered by very specific... 

Master Chief (Halo 4)

Master Chief (Halo 4)

November 30, 2012 by  
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  After a fairly successful run producing toys for the Halo games, McFarlane Toys is set to keep the winning streak with action figures based in the upcoming Halo 4 game, And what better character... 

Elite Ranger

Elite Ranger

October 26, 2012 by  
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  One of the most difficult enemy types encountered in the Halo games is the Elite Ranger. These Elites are equipped with rocket packs that enable them to fly around and they are usually armed with... 

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... 

Brute Chieftain

Brute Chieftain

March 9, 2012 by  
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  Right on the heels of their first Brute release in the Halo: Reach line, McFarlane Toys went and produced a Brute Chieftain as part of the fifth series of action figures.   Let me start with... 

Brute Minor

Brute Minor

March 2, 2012 by  
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  Although Brutes are an alien species already produced in the Halo 3 line by McFarlane Toys, it took until Series 4 of the Halo: Reach line for them to make an appearance. The rank selected for... 

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... 

Spartan Gungnir Custom

Spartan Gungnir Custom

January 20, 2012 by  
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With licenses like Halo: Reach, one would think that it is not that hard to come up with ideas for new products, but luckily for McFarlane Toys, the game’s multiplayer mode allows them to issue products... 

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