About Sal

I’ve got tons of experience with Halo gaming and collecting. I feel I have something to offer to the greater Halo fan community. Posts along the way will be about tips and tricks in the games as well as collecting and many more Halo related things. I’ll also repost interesting articles from the official site, Halowaypoint.com, or from fellow Halo fan sites. As I continue this blog, I hope to help gamers who want advice on the games, as well as any collectors with regards to where to find collectibles as well as deals, coupons and so on. You can also follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HaloFanForLife or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/halofanforlife11. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll come back again and again. -Sal

Time Lapse Spartan Art

I found this on twitter yesterday and knew I just had to share it! Yes, I got permission to repost it here. Watch the whole thing!!

I just love this whole timelapse. From the sketching to resizing, refinement, line art, inking and shading, this piece of art is well done! Be sure to click on both the artist twitter account and the person who commissioned the artwork for more great Halo art!

-Sal

Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 5 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 111
Minifigures: UNSC Cryo Marine X2, UNSC Marine, UNSC Marine Officer
Weapons: DMR, Assault Rifle, buildable Cryo turret
Accessories: x3Figure stands
Special Features: Turret fires cryo projectile
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Walmart

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box art is COOL AS ICE! A chilly action shot is one the front, while the back of the box shows off the figures nicely. Continue reading

Fan sculpted Elite Head and Hand

Yesterday, Feb 5, 2019, Nicholas Yelsa posted images of his sculpted Elite head and hand. I asked him for permission to repost those here, for which he gave.

Take a look!

These are absolutely AMAZING! The detail is fantastic. Not just the large detail, but the softer skin detail.

To see the original facebook post of Nicholas’ you can go HERE.

Halo Outpost Discovery

Some BIG news dropped last night.

343 is bringing Halo to YOU! This via a traveling exhibit called “Halo Outpost Discovery”.

There is a lots to discover (see what I did there) here, so let’s take a look!

Here’s the trailer for the event:

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Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 3 Outpost Discovery!

Topics include:
• Halo Outpost Discovery
• Fan sculpted Elite
• Spartan Fan Art
• Two Halo wikis merge
• My Grind to 152

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Have a listen and let me know what you think of the episode. Are you excited for Halo Outpost Discovery? I am!!

-Sal

Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 2 Feb 5, 2019, What’s in a Name?

Welcome to Halo To The Players.

The is the first episode of a daily Halo podcast. Think of it as your Halo Daily News.

In the podcast I talk about the format of the podcast itself and then get right to it.

Along with that, I mention there will be links to specific parts mentioned in the episode. See below for those.

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Here are the links to the official Halo News mentioned in the podcast today:
Halo 5 Guardians 1v1 Ranked
Halo Wars 2 Update
Snickerdoodle becomes new Community Coordinator with 343/Spotlight

If there are any recommendations you have for the podcast, please let me know. E-mail me at sal@halofanforlife.com or message me on twitter @halofanforlife. And please, PLEASE, leave a comment, like and RT on twitter, so we can get this new podcast out there.

Thanks folks!
-Sal

Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 1, The Inaugural Episode!

Welcome to Halo To The Players.

The is the first episode of a daily Halo podcast. Think of it as your Halo Daily News.

In the podcast I talk about the format of the podcast itself and then get right to it.

Along with that, I mention there will be links to specific parts mentioned in the episode. See below for those.

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Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx Warthog Security Patrol

Mega Construx Warthog Security Patrol

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 10 minutes to sort, 35 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 244
Minifigures: Spartan Athlon, Spartan Protector, Elite Commander
Weapons: Concussion Rifle, Hydra, SAW
Accessories: x3Figure stands
Special Features: Wheels spins, 4-wheel independent suspension, projectile launching gun with several points of articulation
Cost: $20 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Amazon.com

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box art fantastic as always, showing the set in an action shot on the front.

The back of the box shows the figures more prominently.

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Helmets and Armor sets of Halo 5 Guardians, the FINAL tally. Which should stay or go for Halo Infinite?

If you’ve been following the blog the last two weeks, you’ve seen my articles on all of the helmets and armor sets that are currently in Halo 5. Which ones I think should stay, go and some I’m unsure of. Today consolidates all of those into a few collages to make it easier to see at once.

Before we see those, here are the links to those previous articles.
Helmets:
Part 1; Part 2; Part 3
Armor:
Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

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Armors of Halo 5 Guardians: Which should/shouldn’t return in Halo Infinite. Part 4 of 4, “Standard” and Thin Armors

The goal of this series of articles is to try to pair the armors in Halo 5 down to roughly 50 returning in Halo Infinite. There are more than 90 sets of armor, presently.

I’ve been wanting to write these articles for awhile now. As we start to edge closer to more news about Halo Infinite, it’s time we discuss what armor (and helmets, in another series of articles I’ve written: part 1, part 2, part 3) will return. These are just my opinions folks. Do not take this as a direct line to 343.

Some armors have their place, some that might be considered for returning or not, some shouldn’t return for various reasons. That said, I do realize that real people put in work to make these. So I try to take a light approach with armors I’m not fond of.

I’ve split this subject into four articles. I’m not including the skinned versions of armors as skins can relatively easily be changed. This topic is more about the form and functionality of the armors themselves, than their skins.

Here are the categories I made up for this series of articles:

  • Angular Armor: Armors with sharp angles to them
  • Bulky Armor: Large armors that often make the Spartan look even more oversized
  • Character Armor: Armors worn by named characters in the Franchise
  • Standard and Thin Armor: Standard I deem as roughly humanoid, not too bulky or thin. Thin being those armor that are small on the Spartan in one way or another

Part 4 covers 26 “Standard” and Thin armors.  Continue reading

Armors of Halo 5 Guardians: Which should/shouldn’t return in Halo Infinite. Part 3 of 4, Character Armor

The goal of this series of articles is to try to pair the armors in Halo 5 down to roughly 50 returning in Halo Infinite. There are more than 90 sets of armor, presently.

I’ve been wanting to write these articles for awhile now. As we start to edge closer to more news about Halo Infinite, it’s time we discuss what armor (and helmets, in another series of articles I’ve written: part 1, part 2, part 3) will return. These are just my opinions folks. Do not take this as a direct line to 343.

Some armors have their place, some that might be considered for returning or not, some shouldn’t return for various reasons. That said, I do realize that real people put in work to make these. So I try to take a light approach with armors I’m not fond of.

I’ve split this subject into four articles. I’m not including the skinned versions of armors as skins can relatively easily be changed. This topic is more about the form and functionality of the armors themselves, than their skins.

Here are the categories I made up for this series of articles:

  • Angular Armor: Armors with sharp angles to them
  • Bulky Armor: Large armors that often make the Spartan look even more oversized
  • Character Armor: Armors worn by named characters in the Franchise
  • Standard and Thin Armor: Standard I deem as roughly humanoid, not too bulky or thin. Thin being those armor that are small on the Spartan in one way or another

Part 3 covers 24 “Character” armors.  Continue reading

Armors of Halo 5 Guardians: Which should/shouldn’t return in Halo Infinite. Part 2 of 4, Bulky Armor

The goal of this series of articles is to try to pair the armors in Halo 5 down to roughly 50 returning in Halo Infinite. There are more than 90 sets of armor, presently.

I’ve been wanting to write these articles for awhile now. As we start to edge closer to more news about Halo Infinite, it’s time we discuss what armor (and helmets, in another series of articles I’ve written: part 1, part 2, part 3) will return. These are just my opinions folks. Do not take this as a direct line to 343.

Some armors have their place, some that might be considered for returning or not, some shouldn’t return for various reasons. That said, I do realize that real people put in work to make these. So I try to take a light approach with armors I’m not fond of.

I’ve split this subject into four articles. I’m not including the skinned versions of armors as skins can relatively easily be changed. This topic is more about the form and functionality of the armors themselves, than their skins.

Here are the categories I made up for this series of articles:

  • Angular Armor: Armors with sharp angles to them
  • Bulky Armor: Large armors that often make the Spartan look even more oversized
  • Character Armor: Armors worn by named characters in the Franchise
  • Standard and Thin Armor: Standard I deem as roughly humanoid, not too bulky or thin. Thin being those armor that are small on the Spartan in one way or another

Part 2 covers 22 “Bulky” armors.  Continue reading