Halo Toy Review: Mattel Halo 6 inch figure Series 2 Master Chief

Technical Specifications:
Articulation:
• Ball Joint Neck
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Swivel Joint Biceps
• Double Jointed Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Ball Joint Torso
• Ball Joint Hips
• Swivel Joint Thighs
• Double Jointed Knees
• Ball Joint Ankles
Accessories: Sniper, Boltshot, X2 plastic pins, Imperial Grunt Build-A-Figure Lower Body
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail (Full disclosure, I got this particular figure from 343, last year. Was waiting until I had all of the figures from series 2 before I posted this review.)

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

The box displays Chief through a window on the front of the box. The Build-A-Figure Grunt piece is partially 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.Here we see the full plastic tray with the figure, armor parts and accessories along with the instruction manual.

All of Chief’s armor is removable! I have to admit, if I had the height and body type, I’d certainly use this armor as reference for a full scale Cosplay set of armor of Chief!!

The articulation of the figure is amazing!

Each figure from series 2 includes different parts for the Grunt. Buying Master Chief will get you the lower body for the Imperial Grunt. You can tell which side is which by the ridge in the middle of the back of the piece. As well, and not shown as good here, you can see some of the abdomen muscle of the Grunt on the front side of the piece. I’ll have the review of that figure after I’ve reviewed all the other figures from this series.

For weapon accessories, you get a sniper and a bolt shot.Lastly for accessories are the two plastic pins (as seen in the small plastic bag above). These can be used to secure the sniper onto the back of Chief and boltshot to his thigh armor. Each figure has these pins for similar usage.

Master Chief in orthogonal views. Be sure to click on this pic to see a larger size of it to see the detail.

Chief can hold the Boltshot with two hands! Also, make note of the cracked visor if you haven’t already.

I wanted to really showcase the articulation here by having Chief posed in a kneeling position, while sniping. As you can see the figure is QUITE CAPABLE of being posed as such!

Evaluation
Sculpt: Excellent 10 of 10 medals!
Articulation: This figure has articulation that now fairly standard for Mattel Halo figures. 10 out of 10 medals
Paint Application: The paint on Chief has a slight sheen to it. Some of the armor parts have a slight mottling of the greens applied to them. The only thing I don’t like is the green undersuit. That however, is NOT a fault of Mattel, as that is how it’s seen in-game. That’s rather a decision by 343. Here’s hoping for all black undersuits in Halo Infinite! (As seen in the teaser trailer) 9.5 of 10 medals
Accessories: Definitely glad that Chief comes with TWO weapons. More accessories are ALWAYS better, when it comes to toys!! 10 out of 10 medals
Playability: Lots of posing possibilities, as well as two weapons allow for great play and display options. 10 of 10 medals
Overall: 49.5 medals out of a total 50 medals.

Do I recommend this product? It’s Master Chief, how could I not say YES! Of course I recommend this figure. As THE iconic character of the franchise, this is a MUST for all Halo Fan collectors! 

If you have any questions about this figure that I didn’t cover in the review, please do not hesitate to ask me. Either reply below or e-mail me at sal@halofanforlife.com

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-Sal

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