• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Ball Joint Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Chest
• Limited Ball Joint hips
• Hinge Knees
• Limited Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: Hydra, Boutshot
Additional Contents: REQ Pack sheet (Requisition Pack) This sheet has a code on one side that you can redeem for Halo 5 Guardians in-game content. The content redeemed for varies from code to code.
Cost: $15-18 (US) depending on where you buy it at retail
Availability: Mass Retail (I got mine from Toys R Us)
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
As always, the figure is display well, along with it’s contents.
This is exactly what you get in the package. Very happy to have a Hydra to add to the collection!
The lighting wasn’t so good in the previous pic, so I made sure to get better lighting for the shots above. Great detail and deco for the accessories.
The Athlon Spartan can hold the Hydra very well. Very natural looking pose.
A close up of top side of the body.
The back has some really good detail to it.
Holding the Boutshot is pretty decent.
As with all McFarlane Halo figures, there is a hole in the back to store a weapon. The hydra fits well here.
And of course the hole on the thigh for the smaller weapon. Of which, the Boutshot looks good here.
Ground pounding or assassination? This was an easy pose to put the figure in.
Another angle of the same pose.And finally, the Athlon is looking to kick some butt! This pose did take awhile to get to balance.
Sculpt: Excellent 10 of 10 medals!
Articulation: This figure has articulation that has become pretty standard with McFarlane Halo figures. Hip articulation is limited. Posing, in some natural human poses, can be difficult. (This has remained consistent through the first of the Halo 5 Guardians figures) 8.5 out of 10 medals
Paint Application: The paint is good here. Not too much beyond the red and dark red though. Red is my favorite color, so it works for me, however, it may be a little bland for others. 8.5 of 10 medals.
Accessories: The addition of the Hydra is an excellent choice! As for the Suppressor, I do wish we would have had a different weapon. We already have the Boutshot with other figures. 8.5 out of 10 medals
Playability: Standard playability. It can be pose in many positions. 9 of 10 medals.
Overall: 44.5 medals out of a total 50 medals.
While I REALLY like the Athlon armor, I’d have liked to have seen a different armor set made. This figure is one of the last 4 to be made by McFarlane. I do understand it was easier for them to reuse the molds. However, I would have rather had them go out with a bang and give us something completely new.
Do I recommend this product? YES, though I am very partial to this armor. It’s one of the best in Halo 5 Guardians, in my opinion.
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