Tag: UNSC

Halo 4 Master Chief (Series 2)

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Halo 4 Master Chief (Series 2)

One thing McFarlane Toys does regularly with their Halo lines, is re-issuing Spartan action figures as much as they can. This holds true also for Halo 4, where for Series 2 we get treated to yet another release of the Master Chief in his more recent set of armor.

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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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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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Spartan Warrior

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spartan Warrior

The level of detail on the Spartan Warrior is quite nice, with deeply recessed panels and heavily textured surfaces. The helmet has a narrower visor and extra armor that lends the appearance of a snout, but the design is still easily identifiable as a UNSC Spartan.

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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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Spartan Mk. VI

January 18, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Spartan Mk. VI

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 had released previously for Halo 3 ended up being shorter than the new ones.

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UNSC Warthog Combat Edition (Halo 4)

January 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
UNSC Warthog Combat Edition (Halo 4)

One vehicle that had to be included in Jada Toys’ lineup for the Halo 4 line is the Warthog. Jada produced this vehicle in a couple different scales, both in the Combat Edition and High Gloss finish.

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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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Jun (Series 6)

December 14, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Jun (Series 6)

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 this day is still missing from my collection.

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Master Chief (Halo 4)

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Master Chief (Halo 4)

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

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UNSC Mongoose (Combat Edition)

November 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
UNSC Mongoose (Combat Edition)

One of the new licensees for the Halo franchise is Jada Toys, a company better known for their line of die-cast cars, so it was something of a surprise when the announcement came that they were one of the license-holders to produce toys based in Halo 4.

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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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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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Spartan Gungnir Custom

January 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Spartan Gungnir Custom

The name Gungnir comes from Norse myths, as this was the name of Odin’s spear, reputed to never miss a mark. In the Halo universe, Project Gungnir was responsible of developing the Spartan Laser weapon as well as additional gear to be used in conjunction with the Spartan Mjölnir armor.

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Spartan Air Assault Custom (female)

November 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Spartan Air Assault Custom (female)

One of the most striking aspects of McFarlane’s Halo: Reach line (apart from the scale change, that is) is the inclusion of female Spartan’s to the UNSC ranks.

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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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Master Chief (Halo 2)

October 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Master Chief (Halo 2)

Ever since McFarlane started working the Halo license, the one character they have kept getting out every year has been that of the hero of the saga, Master Chief also known as John-117.

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Mongoose with ODST Rookie in VISR Mode

September 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Mongoose with ODST Rookie in VISR Mode

One of the things I look forward come summer, are the Summer Sales from various vendors in Mexico City. One such retailer is Blockbuster, which I thought was a rather unusual place to find toys, until a few weeks ago.

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