• 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).
NOTE: There were two other figures shown to be in this wave. A Red Spartan Achilles and an Orange Spartan Mark VI.
Along with these, there were yet two MORE figures shown in earlier press releases, however, the quality of the picture is low. Below is the best quality I’ve been able to find thus far. A Promethean with a Binary Rifle and a Spartan EOD.
Again, apologies for the small pic there. It’s the best I could get…so far.
As well, I can now CONFIRM the EOD/CQB, Achilles and Orange Spartan Mark VI are being released! No official word yet on if the Promethean Warrior shown in the tiny pic will be released.
Here’s the plastic tray with the figure, armor parts and accessories along with the instruction manual. The instruction manual is usually sitting behind the yellow cardboard insert (seen through the window above). Be sure to look there to find it.
As with the other Spartan figures from Mattel’s 6 inch line, all armor is removable! Instead of showing the figure’s armor parts removed as I have done previously, I’ve elected to show the instruction sheet instead.
The articulation of the figure is fantastic! You can put the figure into a LOT poses. You’ll see some more poses later in the article. Once again, Mattel deserves Kudos for not reusing a male spartan body and instead making a female body for Tanaka!
As for accessories, there are two plastic pins (as seen in the small plastic bag below). These can be used to secure the DMR onto Tanaka’s back, while the Magnum to her thigh armor. Each figure has these pins for similar usage.
A closer shot showing some of the great detail in the paint application and sculpt of the armor and figure. Mattel really nailed it here. All the blue piping and red striping along with the emblems. Great work!
Sculpt: Excellent 10 of 10 medals!
Articulation: This figure has articulation that now fairly standard for Mattel Halo figures. Superb! 10 out of 10 medals
Paint Application: The red pinstripes standout. As do the blue piping. I like the two-toned colors of the armor and undersuit. 9.5 of 10 medals
Accessories: The figure set includes a DMR and a Magnum. 9 out of 10 medals
Playability: Lots of posing possibilities. What you’ve seen in the article is only a very small sampling of poses this figure can accomplish. 10 of 10 medals
Overall: 48.5 medals out of a total 50 medals.
Do I recommend this product? Absolutely! She’s a member of the Fireteam Osiris for one. The Technician Mjolnir armor that Tanaka wears is new to Halo. I think it looks great and fits in very well with armor from across all of the Halo titles.
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