3 Mattel Series 3 6″ figures previously shown WILL be released!

I’ve shown preview images of these three, though one of them was a TINY pic. Now I have news that these three are indeed being released AND I have a much better pic of that third one!

This Orange Mark VI was one of the ones I’ve shown before. (Yes, the Rocket Launcher is being held wrong…LOL)

Likewise, the Achilles Spartan is also being released.

The third I only had this small pic of with another figure.

Now I can confirm, instead of it being a Recruit Spartan as I had thought, it’s actually An EOD Spartan with an extra CQB helmet!

This is quite exciting, given that Toys R Us has closed and we weren’t sure if we’d get these in this series or a future one, if at all.

One thing of interest is that these three are noted as having Grunt Imperial build-a-figure parts and not the Grunt Ultra parts as per the rest of Series 3. Not sure if that’s a typo as the Imperial was Series 2’s build-a-figure parts.

Lastly, the Promethean Soldier seen in that tiny pic has not yet been confirmed. I am still very much hoping for that figure. Once I get any confirmation on it, you can be sure I’ll post it here on HaloFanForLife.com!

Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Atriox

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Jointed shoulder armor (right only)
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: “Chainbreaker” Gravity Mace
Cost: $15 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail (I got mine at Kmart)

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Atriox comes is a much wider box than the standard 12 inch Mattel figures. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box. The gravity mace is being held in his left hand and is slightly obscured by the packaging.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Telescoping Neck
• Hinged Long Neck (will be explained below)
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinged Right Shoulder Armor
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinged Knees
Accessories: Prophet’s Bane Energy Sword
Cost: $15 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail

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The Arbiter comes is a much wider box than the standard 12 inch Mattel figures. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
The Arbiter comes with his Prophet’s Bane Energy Sword.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Promethean Officer

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinged Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Of note, the Promethean Officer does not have the standard Bicep, Thigh and Torso joints as the other figures in this series do.
Accessories: Splinter Turret (Full name: Z-520 Encounter-Mitigation System)
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual, Build-a-Figure Grunt Ultra left and right arm pieces
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Kmart.

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The Promethean Officer is seen holding the unassembled Splinter Turret through the window. It’s back armor pieces is off to the side. The Build-A-Figure Grunt Ultra arms are in plain view. This is a departure from the series previously. The build-a-figure pieces had always been obscured by graphics on the front of the box. The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 2. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Grunt.
Seen left to right on the back for the figures in series 2 are:
ODST, Spartan Tanaka, Elite Warrior, Master Chief (a direct repackage from series 1, but now with the new Grunt build-a-figure piece), Promethean Officer, Atriox (also a direct repackage, but with the Grunt build-a-figure piece).

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Fred

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: DMR
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
Fred comes with a standard DMR. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Elite Warrior

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinged Knees
• Hinged Ankles
Accessories: Fuel Rod, Plasma Pistol
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual, Build-a-Figure Grunt Ultra Torso piece, 2 pins for attaching weapons
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Kmart.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The Elite Warrior is seen through a window holding a Plasma Pistol. The Build-A-Figure Grunt Ultra torso is in plain view. This is a departure from the series previously. The build-a-figure pieces had always been obscured by graphics on the front of the box.
The armor is removable, though for the Elite, all the armor is on the figure instead of the usual partial armor off seen through the window of other figures in this series.
The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 2. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Grunt.

Seen left to right on the back for the figures in series 2 are:
ODST Buck, Spartan Tanaka, Elite Warrior, Master Chief (a direct repackage from series 1, but now with the new Grunt build-a-figure piece), Promethean Officer, Atriox (also a direct repackage, but with the Grunt build-a-figure piece).

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Wrath

Before we start, it should be noted that this figure is essentially Emile from Noble team of Halo Reach, just not in the proper colors.

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: Shotgun
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
The Spartan Wrath comes with a Shotgun. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box. The knife on it’s shoulder is not removable.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Spartan Tanaka

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Swivel Biceps
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Swivel Thighs
• Double Hinged Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: DMR, Magnum, Build-a-Figure Grunt Ultra Head piece
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Kmart.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

Spartan Tanaka is seen through a window with some of her armor removed and holding her DMR. The Build-A-Figure Grunt Ultra Head is in plain view. This is a departure from the series previously. The build-a-figure pieces had always been obscured by graphics on the front of the box. The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 2. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Grunt.
Seen left to right on the back for the figures in series 2 are:
ODST Buck, Spartan Tanaka, Elite Warrior, Master Chief (a direct repackage from series 1, but now with the new Grunt build-a-figure piece), Promethean Officer, Atriox (also a direct repackage, but with the Grunt build-a-figure piece).

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Hunter (Orange)

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: DMR
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

This is a recolor of the previous 12 inch Spartan Locke figure. I had to check, and yes indeed, the big swish on the chest is the alternate skin for this armor.

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Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
The Spartan Hunter comes with a black DMR. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Spartan Kelly

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Swivel Biceps
• Hinge/Swivel Elbows
• Hinge/Swivel Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Swivel Thighs
• Double Hinged Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: Oathsworn Shotgun, Magnum, Build-a-Figure Crawler Snipe Head piece
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Toys R Us. (I bought this back before they closed, just now getting the review for it up though.)

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

Spartan Kelly is seen through a window with some of her armor removed. You can also see Oathsworn, (a rare NAMED weapon, in this case a shotgun), as well as the magnum. The Build-A-Figure Crawler Snipe Head is mostly hidden behind a graphic on the front of the box. The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 1. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Crawler. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Athlon (Green)

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: Assault Rifle
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
This Spartan Athlon comes with a grey assault rifle. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Spartan Fred

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Swivel Joint Biceps
• Pivot Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Swivel Joint Thighs
• Double Jointed Knees
• Pivot Joint Ankles
Accessories: DMR, Magnum, Build-a-Figure Crawler Snipe Back piece
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $18-20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Toys R Us. (I bought this back before they closed, just now getting the review for it up though.)

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Spartan Fred is seen through a window with some of his armor removed. You can also see the DMR, which is attached to the inside of the box, as well as the magnum, which Fred is holding. The Build-A-Figure Crawler Snipe back piece is partially hidden behind a graphic on the front of the box.The back shows all of the contents, as well as the other figures in Series 1. It also shows the corresponding parts for the Build-A-Figure Crawler. Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch UNSC Marine

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: ARC-920 Rail Gun
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

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Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.
With the UNSC Marine, comes a Rail Gun. It’s hard to see through the front panel but, is clearly shown on the back of the box.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Cortana

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Hands
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinge Joint Knees
Accessories: N/A
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Locke

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Hands
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinge Joint Knees
Accessories: Assault Rifle
Cost: $8-10 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal Mart for $8.44 US before tax.

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
Each of Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure is in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. Several of the other figures are shown on the back of the box.

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