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McFarlane Halo 3 Figures A Huge Success!
Don't walk to your local stockists, run!
McFarlane Toys Halo 3 Figures are THE RETAIL PHENOMENON of the year!
Since their release in March fans of the game have been clamoring for these Halo 3 Figures and retailers are reporting a brisk trade and sell through of the product.
Wal-Mart, Toys 'R' Us, KB Toys and GameStop report that they are disappearing off the shelves almost as soon as they reach stores and they're demanding more, More, MORE!
Halo 3 Figures Series 1 (due in stores March 2008)
Master Chief must take the fight to his enemies, but will he finally put a stop to the Covenant's never-ending onslaught?
Halo 3 Figures Series includes:
Halo 3 Figures Series 1 Vehicles (due in stores March 2008)
Master Chief: The protagonist of the Halo series stands at 5 inches tall, and has more than 18 points of articulation. Equipped with his trademark assault rifle, Master Chief's mission is to protect Earth against the Covenant, an alien empire threatening the world in the 26th century.
Biological and cybernetic enhancements and rigorous military training have resulted in Master Chief's unquestioned status as the finest soldier mankind has ever produced.
Stands 5 inches tall. Eighteen points of articulation, including neck, shoulders, wrists, waist, hips, knees, ankles and toes. Includes assault rifle.
While the packaging specs indicate that this figure was supposed to come with a fragmentation grenade, this is an error as the inner-bubble contains no slot for the grenade to have been included.
The highest rank in the Brute hierarchy is the Chieftain, whose articulated figure is the tallest of the series at 6? inches.
Belonging to the Covenant, the Brute Chieftain carries the gravity hammer, a close-range weapon with the ability to alter gravity at a local level and crush his enemies and surroundings.
Stands 6 inches tall. Articulated at neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Includes gravity hammer.
Developed by the United Nations Space Command (UNSC), Cortana is a smart A.I. with the ability to project herself as a holographic image and be transferred between computer systems, including the cybernetic armor of Master Chief.
This figure's base features an LED light that illuminates her 4? inch-tall figure.
Figure stands 4 inches high on 4 1/8-inch diameter by 7/8-inch tall light-up base.
To the benefit of the Covenant, Jackal Snipers have incredibly sharp reflexes and deadly aim. Standing at 4? inches, the Jackal Sniper is equipped with its signature beam rifle, which has the ability for long range shooting and a high degree of damage.
Stands 4 inches tall. Articulated at neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, waist, knees and ankles. Includes beam rifle.
It is one of the few McFarlane Halo figures in this scale that includes peg holes in each of the feet which can be used with a standard sized disk base to aid the figure in standing.
However, no base was included with the figure.
At 3 inches tall, the Grunt is a menace to the human race, and represents the vast majority of the Covenant infantry.
The Grunts are the lowest tier of the Covenant hierarchy, and move in packs. They are expected to unquestioningly obey the commands of their Brute commanders.
Outfitted with weapons including the Plasma Pistol and Needler, the Grunts may not seem much more than cannon fodder, but in groups, they can be deadly.
Stands 3 inches tall. Articulated at neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles. Green Grunt includes plasma pistol, orange Grunt includes needler. Both Grunts include a removable facemask.
The Grunt is a confirmed short pack at one per case with the color chosen at random.
Steve Hamady of McFarlane Toys verified that they were produced in equal numbers and that the original solicitation used by retailers to generate pre-orders for a Grunt Two-Pack was incorrect.
This was due to the weight of an individual Grunt being on par with a regular figure while two Grunts would have required special packaging and been too heavy to be cost effective.
Thus they were released individually.
Halo 3 Figures Spartan Soldier
With more than 16 points of articulation on these 6 inch figures each will also come equipped with an assault rifle and grenade accessories which can either be hand held or stored on his back or leg.
There will be six different versions of this figure available:
When they arrive at the Cairo station Mastar Chief's Mark V armor is heavily damaged and so he replaces it with the slimmer and lighter Mark VI armour.
Available in two different colors the Red version will be the mass produced figure and will be available at all retail stores whereas the White version will be available in a lot less quantities and will only be distributed to speciality stores.
Spartan with CQB Armor
CQB stand for Close Quarters Combat Armour and is a specialized version of the standard Mark VI MJOLNIR Armor. With improved mobility and special functions this armour has been adapted to give the Spartan II Super Soldier improved survivability in close quarter combat fighting.
The BLUE Spartan CQB Halo 3 figure will only be available through Wal-Mart stores and is likely to be in huge demand so you may need to queue early for this one.
Spartan with Eva Armor
This specialized version of the standard Spartan II MJOLNIR Mark VI Armor has been adapted to increase exo-atmospheric endurance and increased mobility in zero gravity.
This is another Red version of the Spartan soldier and like the Red Spartan with the Mark VI MJOLNIR armour will be available at all retail stores and will be mass produced.
My advice: Get your hands on an WHITE MJOLNIR and CQB version figure as soon as you can. Particularly the CQB figures.
The others are likely to be available for some time, particularly the RED MJOLNIR and RED EVA Armor which will be mass produced.
In fact the hottest of these is likely to be the BLUE CQB Wal-Mart Exclusive simple because the majority of collectors and fans outside of the USA will be unable to get any!
The others on the other hand are likely to be readily available on the internet at their normal retail price whereas the Blue Version I predict will rocket in price.
It's also probably the coolest and best looking of the lot.
Halo 3 Figures Series 1 Vehicles
The series will also feature three vehicles from the game:
As the most widely recognized vehicle of the UNSC, the Warthog is a ground vehicle capable of carrying up to three soldiers.
Known as the best all-around vehicle for its power, adaptability and toughness, the Warthog measures 3 inches in length and is built of plastic.
Measures 4 inches front to back, 2 inches side to side. Features rolling wheels and rotating turret. Features swiveling balljoint and 4-inch by 2-inch base.
The Ghost is a single-seat, anti-gravity vehicle used by the Covenant.
Mounted with twin plasma cannons, the Ghost is a rapid-attack vehicle designed for speed and maneuverability. The Ghost is 3 inches long and made of plastic.
Measures 4 inches front to back, 3 5/8 inches side to side. Features swiveling balljoint and 4-inch by 2-inch base.
The Brute Chopper makes its debut in Halo 3. A single-wheeled vehicle, the Brute Chopper will prove invaluable to the Covenant's campaign against humanity. With a length of 3 inches, the Brute Chopper is made of plastic.
Measures 4 inches front to back, 2 inches side to side. Features swiveling balljoint and 4-inch by 2-inch base.
Halo figures Series 1 Released March, 2008
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