The 12 Days of Halo Toy Reviews: Day 6 Jinx Master Chief Figure

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Jinx is a relatively new licensee to Halo. Beyond the figure I’m about to review here, Jinx also has Halo t-shirts, hoodies, hats, accessories, eSports shirts, and more. Some of the items you can find on their site can also be found on the Halo Waypoint store.

Okay, let’s get on with the review, shall we?

I got this from GameStop. As you can see by the price tag, it’s $25 (US). This is the battle damaged variant. Currently, the only other character is Spartan Locke.

The figure comes with a hand holding a magnum, already attached to the figure, plus a hand holding an energy sword that you can swap out.jinx-master-chief-bd-fig-box Continue reading

Halo Product Review: Dark Horse UNSC Infinity

I don’t just review toys ya know! LOL

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This model originally sold for between $50-60 depending on where you couild get it from. I was fortunate enough to find this at my local Target, on sale, for $35!!

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New Global Licensed Partners Coming to Halo

This is a reblog from XBOX.com:

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The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown from video games into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved, the $5 billion franchise includes critically acclaimed games, multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, toys and action figures, apparel and more.

In advance of the Licensing Expo 2016, a consumer products industry convention running from June 21 to 23, 343 Industries is excited to announce new global licensed partners coming to Halo, bringing exciting new Halo-themed products for years to come.

“The Halo Nation is built from the best fans in the world who have formed communities around everything from construction toys to dedicated cosplay and competitive esports,” stated head of Halo consumer products John Friend. “By expanding our consumer products line-up with new licensed partners around the world, we’re excited to offer even more options for everyone from families and new fans to our core collectors who have been with us for the past 15 years of the Halo franchise.” Continue reading

Halo Legendary Loot Crate!

This is a reblog from Loot Crate:

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WELCOME, SPARTAN.

Submit your email address to headquarters to be the first to know when the Halo Legendary Crate is available!*

  • EXCLUSIVE Halo gear, collectibles and in-game content
  • 5-7 items, including a new figure line made just for this crate
  • Themes based on the biggest moments in the Halo universe
  • $34.99** for $65+ worth of legendary Halo items
  • Delivered every 2 months

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3-D print your Halo 5 Spartan with NEW stances and an even BIGGER size option!

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint (with commentary by me too of course):

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We now have five new stances to choose from for all available print sizes: Patrol, Center Mass, Looks Skyward, Tactical Carry, and Flanker. Not only that, based on your feedback we’ve also added a brand new premium size option – featuring twice the print material, and twice the armor, weapon, and color detail. It’s the ultimate option for the hardcore collector, and you can order yours today. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Jakks Pacific Master Chief

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New to the Halo line of toys comes Jakks Pacific. They are known for the HUGE action figures. This is their first foray into Halo as a licensee. What a great choice for their first figure, none other than Master Chief!

Before I get started, let me first say a big thanks to Jakks for sending me not one, but TWO of these. I will be giving one away, so stay tuned for details of that contest.

Secondly, I normally do product reviews with a white background. However, this figure is SO HUGE, that I had to set it on the floor. I chose to pose it in front of my dishwasher,,, This way the background was mostly black. kay, those out of the way, let’s get started with the review, shall we?

Technical Specs:
Height: 31 inches tall
Cost: $50 US, plus tax
Articulation: Limited, will explain below with pics as well

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Halo Product Review: Sandboxr 3D Printed Small Spartan

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Technical Specs:
Size: 
Height: This will vary between 4-4.5 inches depending on the stance you choose. It appears that the stance with the Railgun pointed in the air is the tallest, adding another half inch or more to the total height.
Width: The base is 2.5 inches wide. However, the overall statue will be slightly wider, again, depending on stance chosen. It appears the stance with the sword drawn is the widest, adding another quarter inch or more to the total width.
Cost: $29.99 U.S. dollar

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Halo Product Review: Sandboxr 3D Printed Medium Spartan

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Technical Specs:
Size: 
Height: This will vary between 5-5.5 inches depending on the stance you choose. It appears that the stance with the Railgun pointed in the air is the tallest, adding another half inch or more to the total height.
Width: The base is 3 inches wide. However, the overall statue will be slightly wider, again, depending on stance chosen. It appears the stance with the sword drawn is the widest, adding another half inch or more to the total width.
Cost: $49.99 U.S. dollar

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Halo Product Review: Sandboxr 3D Printed Large Spartan

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Technical Specs:
Size:
Height: This will vary between 6-7 inches depending on the stance you choose. It appears that the stance with the Railgun pointed in the air is the tallest, adding another half inch or more to the total height.
Width: The base is 3.5 inches wide. However, the overall statue will be slightly wider, again, depending on stance chosen. It appears the stance with the sword drawn is the widest, adding another half inch or more to the total width.
Cost: $89.99 U.S. dollar

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Something for the lady Halo fans, a Master Chief Clutch

Ladies (and maybe some gentlemen) check out this pretty cool Halo Master Chief Clutch!

Halo MC Clutch Closed Halo MC Clutch openThis will cost you $33 (not including shipping from FUN.com. It may be available elsewhere, but this is where I saw it first.

If any of you get this, please shoot me some pics and send them to slashalofanforlife.com and I’ll feature them on the sight, so fellow fans can see this ‘In Real Life’ as opposed to just on an ad page on the net.

(If this were wallet size for a guy, I’d think about getting it. I’m not into purses though, LOL)

 

3D Print Your Halo 5 Spartan!

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This is a follow up to last week’s post about this. Now with a LOT more info!

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First the official part from Halo Waypoint:

343 Industries has joined forces with Sandboxr to bring your Spartan to life. With the click of a button, we’ll send your Spartan to Sandboxr where you can choose from a variety of poses and three size options. Then a 3D Print of your personal Spartan will be on its way!

GET YOUR 3D PRINT

3d-print-promo-542x305-89f5b51eeb934f29b6873ac10c59244dReady to bring your Spartan into the real world with a 3D Print? Log in to your Xbox Live account on Halo Waypoint, hop over to your profile, and customize your Spartan to show off your personality. You’ll have access to all the amazing armor choices that you’ve unlocked in Halo 5: Guardians so make sure to open all your REQ packs before you start. Once you have customized your Spartan to perfection, click the 3D Print button and you’ll be able to complete your order at Sandboxr. Continue reading

Spartan Games HUGE Halo Fleet Battles Expansion set!

This is a reblog from Spartan Games website, with some commentary by me at the end of the article): 

Spartan Games Creative Director Neil Fawcett and 343 Industries’ Kenneth Peters provide some more details on the exciting release of the UNSC Punic-class Supercarrier and Covenant Assault Carrier (CAS).

First up is Kenneth Peters from 343 Industries, one of the people tasked with helping Spartan Games keep its Halo tabletop games accurate to canon. Kenneth sets the scene for where these exciting new models fit into the Halo Universe.

CAS ASSAULT CARRIER
Assault carriers are monumental symbols of Covenant power, and among the deadliest implements wielded by the Prophets in their war against humanity. Each assault carrier is a potent instrument of conversion and compliance, capable of deploying thousands of troops and numerous fighter craft, backed by an array of devastating energy projectors that can burn entire continents to ash. A single CAS is sufficient to quell all but the most pernicious heresy, rebellion, or parasite outbreak. Colossally expensive to construct and few in number, the rare loss of an assault carrier is mourned by the entire Covenant.

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Triforce Halo 5 Helmets: Locke and Kelly

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Triforce has finally revealed pics of their new Spartan Locke and Spartan Kelly helmets! Both helmets will set you back $650 (each). You can pre-order them with a deposit of $162.50 each. (US dollars)

Let’s take a look at each helmet with different views of each as well as the product info direct from Triforce.

Spartan Locke Helmet

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SPECS

Item Number : H5_Locke_Helmet
Product Dimensions: 13″ H x 11.9″ W x 13.56″ D
Weight: 15 lbs
Units: 500 pcs.
Estimated Ship Date: Q2 2016

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