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.

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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.
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.

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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.

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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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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Buck

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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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Spartan Athlon (Red and Blue variants)

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Hands
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinge Joint Knees
Accessories: Battle Rifle (Red Athlon), DMR (Blue Athlon)
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.
Don’t worry, one isn’t taller than the other. That’s just the way these two were packaged. They are the same height. Also, strangely enough, the Red Athlon has it’s weapon showing partially in the window, while the Blue one’s rifle is further down in the package.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Promethean Sniper

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Hinge/Swivel Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Hands
• Ball Joint Hips
• Hinge Joint Knees
Accessories: Light Rifle
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. On the back several of the other figures are shown. Normally there is a thin clear band that holds the figure up higher in the box but, I got ahead of myself and opened it up first. So, I had to put the figure back in to get these two boxed shots. The two holes to the sides of the figure’s head in the cardboard are where the band slots in to.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 12 inch Master Chief

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• 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.

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Mattel’s 12 inch Halo figure series showcases each in a tall slender box with the top half of the figure showing through a window. On the back several of the other figures in the series are shown. I got ahead of myself here and had taken Chief out of the box before taking pics of the figure in the box. Normally there is a thin clear band that holds the figure up higher in the box. The two holes to the sides of Chief’s head in the cardboard are where the band slots in to.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo BoomCo Blaze of Glory Shotgun

Technical Specifications:
Accessories: dart magazine, x16 plastic darts
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $35-40 (US) defending where you by it from.
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Wal*Mart for $35.

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The Blaze of Glory is one of a rare few of the BoomCo dart guns that has the distinction of having in-game deco. This displays very nicely on the packaging as seen below.
Lots of useful info on the back!
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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo BoomCo Carbine

Technical Specifications:
Accessories: dart magazine, x6 plastic darts
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Toys R Us (for $10 due to them going out of business.)

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Unlike most of the other BoomCo Halo dart guns, the Carbine is enclosed in the box, with only the darts showing through a small cut-out on the front of the packaging.
Lots of pertinent info on the back of the box showing how to load, charge and firing the gun.
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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo BoomCo Target Designator

Technical Specifications:
Accessories: Attachable (non working) antenna, x3 plastic darts
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $10-12 retail (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Toys R Us for $5 due to their going-out-of-business sale.

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I found the color choice odd for this dart gun. I suppose it’s for safety sake, so it’s not to be confused with a pistol of some type.
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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo BoomCo Assault Rifle

Technical Specifications:
Accessories: x2 dart magazines, X16 plastic darts
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $50 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Toys R Us (for $25 due to them going out of business.)

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The Assault Rifle, magazines and darts are all visible in the box. There is no window holding you back from touching it. (On this note, I do suggest you wash the toy off after you’ve removed it from the packaging as you don’t know who was handling it before you.) The front gives you the detail that it shoots up to 60 feet distant. That’s pretty decent!
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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 “Build-A-Figure” Imperial Grunt

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Swivel Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Swivel Joint Biceps
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Swivel Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Ball Joint Knees
Accessories: Needler (Comes with the Spartan Vale action figure set), 1 pin I used from one of the other figures from series 2. (So the grunt could hold the needler, of which you’ll see later in the review.)
Additional Contents: N/A
Cost: Free if you buy one each of series 2 Mattel figures to collect all the parts to build it.
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Amazon. (by having purchased all the figures, except for Master Chief which was given to me by 343.)

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Below is pictured the Imperial Grunt with corresponding colors to the figures the parts come from. The pic is NOT a reflection of the actual color of the figure. You will see that later in the review. This graphic comes directly from the back of the box of any of the series 2 Mattel halo action figures.

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Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Atriox

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Pivot Joint Armor (right only)
• Swivel Joint Biceps
• Double Jointed Elbows
• Ball Joint Hands
• Ball Joint Torso
• Double Jointed Hips
• Swivel Joint Thighs
• Double Jointed Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: Gravity Mace, X2 plastic pins, Imperial Grunt Build-A-Figure Legs
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail I got mine from Amazon.

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Atriox, leader of the Banished looks imposing through the window on the front of the box! The Build-A-Figure Grunt legs are hidden behind some of the 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 Imperial Grunt. Continue reading