Dark Horse comics, Halo ships!

This was part of my coverage for New York Toy Fair. However, I held on to this as I was waiting on some official info from Dark Horse themselves for the product.

So here now are the ships that Dark Horse will be making available later this year and moving forward.

As you can see, the first three ships to be made are a UNSC Pelican, a Covenant CCS Cruiser and the UNSC Infinity.
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Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Sierra Squad multipack

Breaking from the norm here for a minute. I need to thank one of my fellow local Halo fans. He got this and another multipack set for me. I didn’t ask him, so it was a surprise. He said the store was having a sale, saw that I hadn’t reviewed these on the site yet and knows of the plumbing issues at my home that are causing havoc on our finances, so he picked them up for me. That I know of there isn’t any sales going on at the major stores, so I take it that he is just being very nice. If there is a sale (and he didn’t say what store he got these from), well, be on the lookout. Anyway, a HUGE thanks Dave. I’m holding his last name confidential as that’s his personal business. Bro, I owe you, TWO! THANKS!!!

Okay, on with the review!
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Mega Bloks Sierra Squad: Set #CND01 <–Mega has gone with a new number system for their sets it appears.

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, less than 5 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 155
Minifigs: All Halo 4 style UNSC Marines: 1 officer (w/hat), 1 standard w/light skin, 1 standard w/dark skin, 2X with green visor
Weapons: Rocket Launcher, Sniper, 2X Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Pistol, SAW, Shotgun, Grenade Launcher
Accessories: 4X Backpack; Radioman Backpack, Waeapons crate w/ lid. Flag w/stand
Special Features: Rotating/Pivoting turret
Cost: $15

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Regarding the password protected post from yesterday.

I know some of you are wondering what that is about. Here’s the explanation.

I’m building a portfolio post to show potential employers some of my work over the years. The information and graphics contained within that password protected post is copyrighted and is not for everyone to see.

I’m using this as a tool to gain employment. The overwhelming majority of the content in the password protected post is not Halo. The only bit that is, is to make mention of the blog and my association with Halo and it’s community.

If anyone has any further questions about that post, please feel free to ask. Though certain questions I may answer given the nature of that post.

-Sal

HCS Season 1 Finals Event Details

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The Halo Championship Series Season 1 Finals will take place at PAX East in Boston – the top teams in the HCS will battle it out for $100,000 in prizing. Our partners at ESL will host the event as we decide the Season 1 Champion. Entry into the Season 1 Finals is determined in the following ways:

• Top 8 teams with the most HCS points after the conclusion of Gamers For Giving 2015.

• EGL: Battle of Europe Wild Card winner

Watch the action on the Halo Channel or Twitch from March 6-8.

Xbox Exec Calls Halo 5 “Jaw-Dropping”

In an article on gamespot.com, Aaron Greenberg, Xbox marketing executive, says Halo 5 Guardians is “jaw-dropping”.

The following is a reblog of that article: (Followed by my thoughts)

Halo 5: Guardians, the upcoming Xbox One game from Microsoft, is shaping up to be “jaw-dropping” and a game that developer 343 has “dreamed of making.”

That’s according to Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg, who says as part of The Inner Circle podcast that there are more than a few reasons to be excited about the game. Continue reading

Canon Fodder – Have S’moa

The following is a reblog form Halo Waypoint:

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By GrimBrother One

Welcome back lore-lovers, and thanks for joining us for a particularly community-involved edition of Canon Fodder. Last week, ship got real with the announcement of the upcoming Halo fleet battle tabletop game from our partners at Spartan Games. Afterward, we asked you to submit your burning canonical curiosities for clarity consideration. And submit you did. I got together with the Halo Franchise Team in a darkened cave and we carefully selected a few queries to answer from the well over 300 that were submitted. Before we get started, I know that many of you might often wonder, “Why didn’t my question get picked?”, “Why did you kill my particularly favorite group of characters?”, or “Where did Hamish Beamish learn his skills?” Needless to say, there are many factors that come into play when selecting suitable inquires including the desire to craft a compelling, enriching, and spoiler-free Halo experience, as well as the sheer amount of time it takes to answer as many requests as we possibly can. In the end, we hope that no matter whose questions we choose to take a closer look at, that each of you will find out something new, cool, and interesting that you never knew before. And with that, let’s get to it!

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Halo Championship Series: Road to Season 1 Finals

The regular season of the Halo Championship Series is coming to a close this weekend with the finals to follow. The following is a reblog from Halo Waypoint.

g4g-egl-blog-1120-de36c6625cd54fd5af7e4ac89b70d459This is it – the final weekend of regular season competition in Season 1 of the Halo Championship Series. This weekend, we find out who will make it to PAX East in Boston to compete on the ESL Arena stage for $100,000 in prizing. We recommend you clear your schedule this weekend and get comfortable because we have two full days of incredible Halo action coming your way. Continue reading