Tag: Covenant

Police Cruiser Standoff (Halo Mega Bloks)

July 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Police Cruiser Standoff (Halo Mega Bloks)

A few weeks ago I picked up this Mega Bloks Police Cruiser Standoff set (#97452, 224 pieces). This is a medium-sized box set consisting of a patrol car and a couple minifigures.

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High Ground Bunker (Micro Ops)

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
High Ground Bunker (Micro Ops)

The High Ground Bunker is one of the large-carded sets released by McFarlane Toys in their Micro Ops line. In Halo: Reach, High Ground is a multiplayer map that features this bunker as well as a couple other structures.

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Banshee (Micro Ops)

May 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Banshee (Micro Ops)

This Banshee is yet another of the sets released by McFarlane Toys in the Micro Ops line for Halo: Reach.

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Elite Ranger (Halo 4)

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Elite Ranger (Halo 4)

In Halo 4 all of the Covenant troop types got a facelift to make them more “modern” therefore, the action figures manufactured by McFarlane Toys also reflect the new aesthetic.

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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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Brute Major

December 7, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Brute Major

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 specialties, the Brutes seem to do fine by just going with Minors, Majors and Chieftains

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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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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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Brute Chieftain

March 9, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Brute Chieftain

Let me start with the obvious: This is one beast of a figure. Brutes are usually massive, but this guy is even more bulky and heavy than any other figure I have in this scale. The Chieftain is almost too big to be packaged in a blister card, as the weight alone will tear off from the blister from the backing card over a relatively short time. Not that this is a figure that would stay on the pegs for long, anyways.

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Brute Minor

March 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Brute Minor

The rank selected for the debut of the species in the Halo: Reac line is that of Brute Minor. Not unlike the rank designation seen on other Covenant species, the Brute Minors are the less experienced warriors in the pack, but that doesn’t make them less formidable as opponents, since the average Brute is well over 7 feet tall and incredibly strong and resilient.

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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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Skirmisher Minor

September 30, 2011 | By | Reply More
Skirmisher Minor

If you ask me, nothing shows off McFarlane Toys’ experstise as a toy makers like the designs of the alien Covenant warriors in their Halo lines. These creatures are a rather diverse-looking bunch and furthermore, each species has very specific roles within their military army branch.

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Tartarus

August 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Tartarus

I don’t buy toys from McFarlane all that often, because for a time they focused more on producing statuettes rather than action figures, and the quality of their materials was rather poor, despite sporting stellar sculpting and great paintjobs.

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