Toy Review: McFarlane Halo Micro Ops High Ground Gate boxed set

I saw these first at New York Toy Fair this year and immediately was excited for them. They are a fun small size in realistic detail. Great for building massive and small dioramas alike. They also are affordable.

The boxed High Ground Gate set seen here retails between $27-30 depending on store. It’s an okay price, but is leaning toward being a little over priced. I really hope McFarlane doesn’t up the price on these as that would price these sets out of my budget.

The carded pic are directly from McFarlane’s website, the loose shots are mine.

As you can see the set comes with the gate, a Warthog (same as the small carded set), a shooting Spartan, and a Machine Gun Spartan. The micro figs and Warthog make up only about $7 of the set, so that means you’re paying about $20-23 for the Gate piece.

The one really great thing about these sets are their detail and this one doesn’t fail. It’s very detailed and would look great in a diorama.

The turret has little slots to fit the hands of the gunner.

While the place where the turret is normally positioned on the gate swivels. Not really necessary, but a nice added feature.

The Gate opens and closes and looks good from both the front and back sides.

It’s a good set and will look great with the other High Ground sets. I look forward to getting the Laser Tower set to complete this scene from one of Halo 3’s multiplayer maps.


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