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Halo 2 Figures from Joyride Studios
Joyride Studios and Bungie partnered again to produce the Halo 2 figures after the huge success of the Halo Combat Evolved.
Overall Joyride studios produced eight series with a total of forty-one Halo 2 Action Figures as well as twenty-two exclusives.
The Halo 2 Figures were released to coincide with the release of details of the game, e.g. a Master Chief figure featuring two guns was released shortly after the Dual Wielding feature was announced, and the Brute action figure became available only after the Brute's role in the game was revealed.
What's It All About?
The ring known as a Halo has been successfully destroyed but not without the cost of many lives. The remaining Marines and Master Chief successfully made it off the ring world and made it back to Earth's main fleet.
Following a ceremony honoring the dead, the Covenant staged a high stakes attack on the fleet and Earth. Springing into action, Master Chief helps repel the Covenant forces and follows them, finding himself at another Halo ring.
At the same time, the Covenant ranks are slowly begging to see strife. The Elite class, who always saw favor among the Prophets has been downcast in favor of the Brutes. A civil war is slowly brewing between the classes and leading the rebellion is the Arbiter, a once loyal member of the Prophets guards who has begun to question his beliefs.
Little do either know, the coming battle against the dreaded Flood and the remaining Covenant forces will force Master Chief and the Arbiter to work as equals. The danger is high, the outcome is slim and the fate of the entire universe rests in the hands of the last Spartan and an alien hereticâ€¦
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 1
Released October 2004
Hog v.1 Item # 75715B: Labeled Limited Edition, but was released with series 1.
Master Chief V3 Item # 75716A: Older style head sculpt. Armed with a Battle Rifle, SMG, and Magnum and with 23 points of articulation this figure was based on John-117, the main protagonist in the Halo trilogy. The Magnum and Battle Rifle also featured a removable magazine and the stock of the SMG was removable.
Brute figure Item # 75717A: This was the first Brute figure produced by Joyride Studios and was armed with a Brute Shot.
Halo 2 Warthog Version 1 Item # 75715C: This Gauss Warthog was based on the M12G1 Light Anti-Armor Vehicle and came with two mini figures: The Master Chief and a Marine figure that had 10 points of articulation and could be placed in the driver, passenger, or gunner places. It also included a Battle Rifle. This Figure was also labeled Limited Edition, but was released with series 1.
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 2
Released October 2004
Master Chief Version 2 Item # 75716B: The second Master Chief of series 2 had more updated armor but with an older style head sculpt, and came with a Shotgun and a Magnum, which had a removable magazine.
Covenant Drone Item # 75799A: The first Drone figure from Joyride was approx 10 inches tall and was armed with a Plasma Rifle, despite the fact that in the game, the Drones are usually had Plasma Pistols and Needlers.
Warthog Version 2 Item # 75715A: Based on a M12 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle this included two blue Spartans mini figures, three inches tall, that could be placed in the driver, passenger, and gunner positions, each had 10 points of articulation and a Battle Rifle.
White Spartan Item # 75716E: Armed with a Battle Rifle, SMG and a Plasma Grenade the White Spartan featured 23 points of articulation and blue detail coloring on the armor. It also had older style head sculpt Jolly Rodger Emblem.
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 3
Released November 2004
SpecOps Grunt Item # 75739D: Not just any Grunts, these SpecOps Grunts had active camouflage and were mean to boot! It is said that "Some Elites have even told of their lives being saved by these Grunts". Not something an ordinary Elite would normally like to admit, as these Grunts are supposed to be an inferior race, and to admit being saved by these "lesser" beings would be a great blow to their honor.and pride! These Grunts were armed with a Plasma Pistol and a Plasma Grenade and featured 6 points of articulation.
Ghost figure Item # 75800A: This again was a more updated version than the figures in the Halo: Combat Evolved series and came with a mini Brute figure that stood three inches tall and had 10 points of articulation, it also comes with a Brute Shot.
Tartarus figure Item # 75717C: With 12 points of articulation and armed with the Fist of Rukt this figure was modeled on the Brute leader..
Blue Spartan: There were three variations of the Blue Spartan figure released, each with 23 points of articulation and armed with a Sniper Rifle and a Brute Shot.
The three variants were:
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 4
Released August 2005
Orbital Drop Shock Troopers ( ODST) Item # 75897A: The first, and only, ODST from Joyride Studios this figure was armed with a Magnum, Battle Rifle, and a Shotgun as well as a removable Combat Knife located on the back of the figure which hadn't been mentioned on the packaging.
Master Chief v.3 Item # 75716J
Elite Ranger Item # 75898A: Made with a different armor permutation and armed with a jetpack and two Plasma Rifles the first Elite featured 17 points of articulation figure was.
Banshee figure Item # 75801A: With more updated details then the previous model and included a mini three inch Elite figure which had 10 points of articulation and could be placed in the Banshee's cockpit.
Red Spartan: As with the Blue Spartan this figure was released in three different variations, each with different detail coloring and insignias, 23 points of articulation and armed with a Sniper Rifle (a removable magazine), Needler, and Bomb.
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 5
Released in November 2005.
Arbiter Item # 75907A: Armed with an Energy Sword and a Covenant Carbine and featuring 18 points of articulation this was the first Arbiter action figure produced by Joyride studios.
SpecOps Elite Item # 75910A: Based on one of the Special Operations Elites in the game this figure had 18 points of articulation and was armed with two Plasma Rifles.
Spectre Item # 75904A: This action figure was different from the other vehicle sets in that it did not include any mini figures to go along with it. It featured a moving turret, along with a open and closing cockpit.
The Steel Spartan action figure had three different types, each with various detail coloring and insignias. It is armed with a Shotgun, Magnum, and a red CTF Flag, and featured 23 points of articulation.
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 6
Released in December 2005
Flood Item # 75912A: This was the first Flood form figure made and it was based off of the Human Combat Form and was armed with a Shotgun and Battle Rifle and featured 13 points of articulation.
The Hunter 2-Pack Item # 75913A: This double pack was the first time Joyride had produced a Hunter figure, each of the figures featured 17 points of articulation.
Red Elite: Based on one of the Major Elite in the game this figure was armed with an Energy Sword, Beam Rifle, and a Needler and featured 18 points of articulation. The Energy Sword was a strange choice for this figure as usually Elites with a rank of Zealot or above wielded the blade. Also as with the Tan Spartan there were also three variations of this figure released with different detail coloring, and insignias.
Tan Spartan: As with the earlier Sparan figures this series also included three variants, each with different detail coloring, and insignias with 23 points of articulation and armed with a Plasma Pistol, Rocket Launcher, and a Shotgun.
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 7
Released in April 2006
Heretic Banshee Item # 75919A: Based on the events in The Arbiter level this figure was almost the same as the regular Banshee figure but it had more brown coloring, it also came with a mini, three inches tall, Arbiter figure.
Heretic Elite Item # 75915A: Armed with an Energy Sword and a Covenant Carbine this figure was based on the Major version of the Heretic Elites and featured 18 points of articulation.
Prophet of Truth Item # 75911A: This figure featured 3 points of articulation and did not come equipped with any weapons butit had a Gravity Throne and was also the first figure featuring the Prophets.
The Cyan Spartan: Like all the previous multiplayer Spartan figures this figure was also released with three different variants, and was armed with a Beam Rifle, SMG, Frag Grenades, and a single Plasma Grenade with 23 points of articulation.
Cyan Spartan w/ Red Variant Item # 75716R: Valkyrie Emblem
Cyan Spartan w/ Yellow Variant Item # 75716R: Spearhead Emblem
Cyan Spartan w/ White Variant Item # 75716R: Trident Emblem
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 8
Released in July 2006
Master Chief Version 4 Item # 75716S: This pack included a Master Chief figure and a Flood Infection Form figure. The Master Chief figure was armed with a Shotgun and a Magnum and featured 23 points of articulation.
Heretic Elite Leader Item # 75914A: This figure was based on Sesa 'Refumee. This figure included an insight into the Elite character that was not yet known to fans on the packaging. The figure also came with two Plasma Rifles and a Holo-Drone, which 'Refumee used in the game.
Heretic Grunt Item # 75925A: This was the first Heretic Grunt figure from Joyride Studios and unlike the other Grunt figures, the Methane Tank had two tubes, and a mouthpiece that allowed you to see the Grunt's teeth and came armed with a Plasma Pistol.
Jackal: Based on a Jackal Minor this figure featured a detachable Energy Shield and a Plasma Pistol.
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 9
Released in 2006
This series was not released through the usual channels and was a Limited Release only and featured:
Joyride Studios Halo 2 Figures Series 10
This series was also not officially released and wasn't sold through the regular retail stores but as an exclusive, limited edition set only.
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