• Ball Joint Head
• Ball Joint Shoulders
• Double Hinge Jointed Elbows
• Ball Joint Wrists
• Swivel Jointed Torso
• Ball Joint hips
• Double Hinge Knees
• Double Jointed Joint Ankles
Accessories: CQS-48 Bulldog (Shotgun), Disruptor
Additional Contents: Halo Infinite Code card.
Cost: $20 (US)
Availability: Mass Retail (I got mine from Target)
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The packaging is fairly standard. The large window shows off the entirety of the contents.
The back shows part of the figure and lists the accessories as well as shows the other current figures in the 6″ Spartan Series.
Included with the figure is the NEW for Halo “Bulldog” shotgun, a Disruptor and a code card. The code card gives you a WCT armor coating for Halo Infinite. From what I understand, you can only redeem this 6″ code once. Meaning, if you buy other 6″ Halo figs, you won’t be able to redeem those codes if you’ve already redeemed one as the armor coating is the same. However, feel free to give those codes to your friends! To redeem the code from Wicked Cool Toys Halo line, go HERE. Watch my social accounts on twitter and instagram for Code giveaways in the very near future!
As you can see in the pic below, my Bulldog was slightly curved. This was due to the tight plastic strap keeping it in place in the packaging. Eventually, I’ll get around to straightening it out. For those that wonder how, boiling some water, then putting the piece in the water for a short time will soften the plastic enough to bend into shape. To hold that shape, I suggest then using a popsicle stick (to keep it flat) and rubber bands to hold the toy in place while it cools and then maintains the corrected shape.
Here’s the code card. If you get both the World of Halo and the 6″ Spartan series figures, you will get a code card. The ones in the 6″ series are in a plastic baggie as shown, while the WOH ones are not. So as long as you don’t take them out of the baggie, you’ll know which ones are which, with regards to what codes they can redeem.
Also included are several hands. These are very easy to pop off and switch. So, no worries there. I do like that WCT made the decision to do this now instead of later down the line. Whether you use them or not, they do add value to the set. Not to mention, you can interchange them with other Spartans in the series.
Even with the slight bend in the weapon, the figure can hold the Bulldog in the correct firing position. This is quite an improvement over previous licensees in the past which sometimes had difficulty in doing so properly.
Orthogonal views of the Spartan. Be sure to click this pic to open it up bigger. LOTS of great detail to see! This would be a great progression of armor for Chief or perhaps Red team, if they make it into Halo Infinite…
Articulation is fantastic. I like that between the 6″ Spartan Series and the World of Halo line, the articulation is virtually the same.
I incorrectly labeled the elbow joints below as ball joints. They are in fact double hinge joints. Also, the shoulders have a swivel out function, in addition to the ball joint. This helps to bring the arms to the front of the figure.
I didn’t show this in the previous 6″ White Spartan review, so I’ll show it here with this red spartan. Here are some of the other hands in use. I like that the flat hand can be positioned to make a salute.
Sculpt: Awesome! I really like this new GEN 3 MK VII armor. The detail of this figure are well done! 10 of 10 medals!
Articulation: This figure has lots of articulation that will be considered standard with WCT Halo humanoid figures. The only small issue I have is that the elbow and knee joints are not so well hidden. I’d have liked for them to be colored the same as the armor. That’s minor though. 9 out of 10 medals
Paint Application: There isn’t a ton of paint apps here. Some silver wash, heavy in some parts, light on other parts. A curious silver abdomen armor part. I do like that the visors aren’t painted but rather metallic. This one has a classic gold visor. The Bulldog has good paint application to it. 10 of 10 medals.
Accessories: I like the Bulldog, though I’m awful with shotguns in-game. I’m VERY curious about what the Disruptor can do. Is it a Forerunner weapon, a Brute weapon, or something that came out of Cortana’s new Covenant? 9 out of 10 medals
Playability: I can see kids (and grownups) posing, playing and displaying this figure in many ways. I would have liked a figure stand for this, just as the World of Halo figures have. 9 of 10 medals.
Overall: 47 medals out of a total 50 medals.
Do I recommend this product? Absolutely! This figure stacks up easily against the old McFarlane figures and readily beats what Mattel made. The figures are crisper than the old McF figs. Sometimes I used to feel McF figures were a little too rough or gritty. WCT figs look battle worn, but not overly done. Near perfection, IMO.
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