Canon Fauxder – Believe

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint. (Read at your own risk and/or amusement):

By GrimBrother One –

(We’ve got) Issues

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Welcome back to Canon Fauxder, where all of your fiction dreams (or nightmares) come true. It’s obviously a busy time for Halo fans of all walks and interests, but especially for those who heed a canonical call. #HUNTtheTRUTH is in full swing, the Halo 5: Guardians release date is now out in the wild, and the new live action trailers have fans more excited than a wiki-writer reading Halo: Fifty Shades of Grey Team. Amidst all the excitement, I got together with 343 Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor to pull some community questions and deliver the answers to you hot, fresh, and ready, like a Jimmy John’s 117. Let’s see what questions are on your mind.

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Mattel to make Barbie as Cortana!

This is still in the prototype phase of development, so it’s still very much a work in progress.

I thought there already was a Cortana Barbie doll out there. Guess not. Now, I do NOT collect Barbie, but I might make this one-time exception. I mean, come on, it’s CORTANA!

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No word on when these might hit the market. The detail isn’t bad. May get better. Again, this is in prototype phase.

If I had to guess at price, I think Barbie runs around $10 or less? With this being a licensed product, maybe $12-15???

So what do you think? Would you get this?

-Sal

Oh and BTW, this is an april fools joke…

The Spirit of Fire podcast episode 15: Locke and Master Chief commercials discussion

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On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two Halo 5 Guardians commercials aired during the season finale of the Walking Dead. The first featured Locke, while the latter featured Master Chief. Both were near exact in shot and sequence, but with very different dialog. These were part of the beginning of the HUNTtheTRUTH campaign, leading up to Halo 5.

In this podcast, my co-host Zach and I discuss those two commercials at length comparing scenes. In fact, if you want to follow along with what were talking about in a visual manner, open up this link in another window.

Beyond this, we talk more about the HUNTtheTRUTH campaign. Specifically Episode 1: A Hairline Fracture of the Benjamin Giraud reports.

After this we discuss the newly amounted Halo Online game.

So please listen in on our discussion and let us know what you think about the topics we discussed as well as our speculation on it. Oh, I should note, my microphone wasn’t picking up my voice as well the whole time. So the volume of my voice seems to drop a little, then raise back up. Apologies on that. I’ll be looking into that issue to fix this for the next podcast.

This episode of the Spirit of Fire runs about one hour and 20 minutes.

-Sal

HUNT the TRUTH commercial screenshot comparisons and discussion.

Now that the first two HUNTtheTRUTH commercials have been revealed, I take a look at certain images of each that are near identical to one another and delve a little deeper into the possible meaning between them.

If you haven’t seen the video on YouTube yet, check them out HERE (Locke) and HERE (Chief).

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HUNT the TRUTH Episode 01: A Hairline Fracture

This is a reblog from http://huntthetruth.tumblr.com:

Master Chief was born in the metropolis of Elysium City. Then known as John, he grew up like any kid in the Outer Colonies. Childhood playmates and school teachers share charming stories. But what happens when a single document throws everything into question?

SPOILERS BELOW (if you didn’t listen to the episode above.)

Okay, now that you’ve listened to it, what do you think? We know that John was kidnapped at 6 years old. So his clone lasted for a whopping 6 years! Current records indicate all of the other clones died weeks after replacing the Spartan child candidates.

The comment by Dion, regarding everyone who went through the glassing of their planet and John rising up to do what he did, honoring the rest of the planet, is inspiring!

-Sal

Halo Toy Review: Bandai Sprukits Commander Palmer

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This review is the second of the four currently at retail as of this posting. It’s Spartan Commander Sarah Palmer.

Okay, without further ado, let’s get to the review.

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 45 minutes building, Your time will vary as I was taking pictures along the way for this review.
Set Piece Count: 113
Weapons: Two Magnums
Accessories: Figure Stand
Special Features: Fully articulated at the following:
• Ball Joint Head,
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Double hinge jointed Elbows
• Ball Jointed Wrists
• Ball Jointed Waist
• Ball Jointed Hips
• Double Hinge Jointed Knees
• Ball Jointed Ankles
As well, the model includes a set of fisted hands, a set of ‘trigger’ hands, plus a third left hand that is open. This can be used to help hold and assault rifle (not included with this set).

Cost: $20 at retail

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Canon Fodder: Nine Lives

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY GRIMBROTHER ONE

ISSUE 17

Welcome back, loyal loreists, and thanks for joining us for another edition of Canon Fodder. This week we’re all over the proverbial star map, with updates on Universe, some social media seek-and-finds, a bit of TRUTH-sleuthing, and a bigger and better look at the recently revealed cover of Halo: Hunters in the Dark. If that wasn’t enough, as promised, let’s kick things off with another small chat with Halo: New Blood author Matt Forbeck. Read on!

Also, in case it wasn’t obvious, the following section will absolutely contain spoilers for Halo: New Blood. If you don’t want to be spoiled, AVERT THINE EYES!

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