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

Technical Specifications:
• 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: “BoomCo” skinned AR, Magnum
Additional Contents: Instruction Manual
Cost: $18 (US)
Availability: Target Exclusive

While the box says this is a Spartan Locus, in actuality, it’s Argus armor, with a Locus helmet attached. An Argus helmet is also included, if you so choose.
This is not a deterrent though folks. This is a VERY cool looking figure regardless of which helmet you choose to have on the figure. Since I already have the Linda figure and I think the Locus is just an awesome helmet, I chose to keep that on it.

On with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

The box has a large window on the front to display the figure. Instead of a build-a-figure piece, it has an extra different helmet. On the back it shows the different armor pieces and other figures from the first wave of Mattel Halo action figures.

Inside the box is an instruction manual that shows how the armor fits as well as the weapons placement. This is hidden behind the cardboard insert, so be sure to look for it.

Below is all of the armor taken off of the figure, including the extra Argus helmet.

The figure itself is female. No doubt this is a carry over from the Linda figure as it uses the same armor.

The next few pics are of the detail of the armor.

The Locus helmet has a LOT of stuff going on. So much great detail in both the sculpt and paint application. Note how the helmet has a resemblance to a skull. That’s intentional.

The torso armor has a nice paint application to it. Note the notched collar. Also, the braille numbers just under the collar. Again, that’s a carry over from Linda.

The thigh armor has a cool pattern on it as well. When put together, it all makes for a striking looking spartan.

Here’s the figure in orthogonal views. Fantastic!

The Argus helmet as well. (Yes, I temporarily mounted it on top of a pencil for thiese shots.)

The accessoires include a BoomCo skinned Assault Rifle and a basic magnum, along with two pins for attaching to the figure.

As with all Mattel figures, this one is chock full of artiuculation. Lots of poseability here!

This series of shots shows the back of the figure, pin in the back, and the AR attached to the pin for storage.

The figure can easily hold the magnum.

Likewise, it can hold the AR very well. As you can see here, this pose makes it look like the Spartan is aiming down sights.

Here is the in-game Spartan for comparison:

Sculpt: Excellent 10 of 10 medals!
Articulation: This figure has articulation that is standard for Mattel Halo figures. Superb! 10 out of 10 medals
Paint Application: The red with black and white detail really make this figure pop! It’s triking and will stand out among any collection. That’s a good thing, IMO. 10 of 10 medals
Accessories: The figure set includes an AR and a Magnum as well as an extra helmet. 10 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: 50 medals out of a total 50 medals.

Do I recommend this product? Most definitely! As one of the last Mattel Halo figures, this one really delivers on looks. Just a fun figure to own for it’s uniqueness, even though it’s not a named character.

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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