Mattel’s Halo toy line is off to a hot start with summer, but despite the buzz being generated by first-time characters like Spartan Linda, the Alpha Crawler and the Helioskrill Spartan, the best-selling figure in the brand is still the franchise himself: the Master Chief. The Mattel Halo Master Chief 6″ figure is available online now despite selling out fast in stores thus far–is it worth starting off your Halo Mattel collection with this worldwide icon?Continue Reading →
Mattel Halo Series 1 took the Halo collecting world by storm last month, and while I’m behind on my reviews for the first wave of 6″ action figures, I’m hard at work completing the reviews for the entire wave. And tonight, I want to focus on a figure that can only be built by those who purchase all six figures in Halo Series 1: the unexpected Build-A-Figure of the wave, the Promethean Alpha Crawler! Building this Crawler will be expensive, but is it worth it…?Continue Reading →
It’s been a long, long time since Halo Mega Bloks had to take a backseat in coverage to any other Halo toy line, but with the advent of the Mattel Halo Collectors Series, that time has come. But don’t worry, Mega Bloks fans! There’s plenty of exciting new sets left to talk about this year–including a Toys R Us store exclusive set that wasn’t even announced at Toy Fair 2016: the Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Cobra Clash set!Continue Reading →
Of all the figures in the Mattel Halo Series 1 6″ Figures lineup, the blue Air Assault Spartan was the one I had the least interest in. We’ve had plenty of blue Spartans and Air Assault armor figures over the years, right? Thankfully, I had to order the 6″ Spartan Air Assault figure with the rest of the set to get all the parts for the Promethean Alpha Crawler Build-A-Figure.
And I’m glad I did–this turns out to be one of my favorite generic Spartan action figures in years…Continue Reading →
Mattel may not be the favorite toy company of every Halo fan out there, but there’s absolutely no denying that they’ve made collecting Halo toys more interesting right now than it has been in years!
And not only have the Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 sets just been restocked online, but the previously-released sets have company in the form of a new pair of sets: the Halo Wars 2 Cyclops sets are now available for order!Continue Reading →
Ever since the first sightings of the Mattel Halo Collector Series 1 6″ figures occurred last week, I’ve been stalking all the usual sites online like a madman, waiting for my chance to snag the figures for retail price.
And after what seems like eternity (but was actually only a week), finally they have arrived: all six figures Halo Series 1 Mattel figures are now available on Amazon with free shipping!Continue Reading →
With the other Mattel Halo toys beginning to pop up online over the course of the last two weeks, it was only a matter of time until the main event arrived–and that time is now! The Mattel Halo Series 1 6″ figures have now been spotted for the very first time on eBay with a major surprise: a Promethean Alpha Crawler Build-A-Figure can be built by buying the whole first wave!Continue Reading →
Let’s be honest: the fact that this year’s Mega Bloks Halo Signature Series set was going to be the Covenant Spirit wasn’t exactly a secret. In fact, we’ve been seeing prototypes and speculating about the Mega Bloks Spirit for years now, and MEGA Brands even confirmed the Signature Series Covenant Spirit in 2015. But today, things just got real: the Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit set was officially announced today!Continue Reading →
This past week has been among the most thrilling for Halo collectors in years, with both Mattel’s new and continuing Halo toy lines rolling out loads of news and fresh products. And the hits keep right on coming today, as Mattel has now posted a number of loose and packaged photos of the SDCC 2016 Exclusive Halo Helioskrill Spartan announced last week. And while I don’t have one in-hand to review just yet, I have to say that both the Spartan Helioskrill and his box look absolutely killer…Continue Reading →
With the new Mattel Halo toys finally beginning to deploy this month, I am officially more hyped about Halo collecting than I have been in a long, long time. And that means that I’m buying stuff I otherwise might not–stuff like the new Halo 12″ figures series! While I certainly have my reservations about this kid-oriented line, there was no way I could resist ordering the Halo 12″ Promethean Soldier figure. Am I happy with my purchase? The surprising answer is… yes!Continue Reading →
Less than four months after the mega-ton announcement that Mattel had secured the master license for producing Halo action figures, the very first Mattel Halo vehicle set has now arrived–and hey, we even get an all-new Elite action figure packed-in with it! I paid scalper prices and ordered my boxed set last week, so I got it today, but the joke’s on me, as Amazon has the Covenant Ghost w/ Elite Officer for 13 bucks less than I paid last week. Alas. On the bright side, I’ve got the vehicle and figure a day earlier than folks who ordered from Amazon–was it worth it? Read on for my full review…Continue Reading →
While the most prominent Halo toy released by Mattel today is the Collector Series Ghost Vehicle with Elite Officer 6″ figure, there’s 7 other toys released that are much bigger size-wise. In fact, one of the items released today is among the biggest Halo toys ever: the 21″ Mattel Halo Warthog with 12″ Master Chief is now up for order! And in case the Chief needs backup, there’s five other Halo 12″ figures too…Continue Reading →
Collectors hoped for transparency when the master license for Halo toys went to Mattel, but thus far they’ve been more opaque about their plans for Halo figures than even McFarlane Toys. But after hearing nothing since Toy Fair, we finally know when the Halo 6″ Collector line will be released–because the first item in the line already has been! The Mattel Halo Covenant Ghost with 6″ Elite Officer figure is now only up for order, and in-stock and shipping!Continue Reading →
2016 has been a rough year to be a Halo collector, with the long-running McFarlane Halo line canned and the Kotobukiya and ThreeA lines unceremoniously in their death throes. Even new master license-holder Mattel has been eerily quiet about Halo since announcing the acquisition of the license at New York Toy Fair 2016–but no longer!
The first Mattel Halo Spartan figure has been officially announced for release next month: the SDCC 2016 Exclusive Halo Helioskrill Spartan!Continue Reading →
The Halo toy collecting world was shocked last month, when five of the Summer 2016 Halo Mega Bloks sets–including several sets never-before-seen–turned up for sale online at scalper prices! But patience has paid off (for those who were patient, anyway), as the Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 Sets are now available on Amazon with free shipping! But while the Kodiak Siege Cannon is finally available for order, a certain Spartan Red Leader has mysteriously disappeared…Continue Reading →
The era… is over! The final wave of McFarlane Toys Halo figures started appearing at some retail stores such as Walgreens a few weeks ago, and now the series has finally reached the world’s largest internet retailer.
If you’ve been waiting to order your Halo 5 Series 2 figures from Amazon, now is your time: Spartan Buck and the rest of the last-ever McFarlane Halo figures are now in-stock!Continue Reading →
I didn’t do much (okay, any) Halo Mega Bloks New York Toy Fair 2016 coverage, because I was hugely disappointed by nothing that hadn’t been previously shown being on display at the actual event. But while the 2016 Toy Fair was a bummer, getting never-before-seen Summer 2016 Halo Mega Bloks sets out of nowhere definitely made up for the disappointment! And the first set I’m going to review corresponds to my inevitable favorite game of 2016: the Mega Bloks Halo Wars 2 UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz set!Continue Reading →
Believe me, the complaints have not fallen on deaf ears. I felt like Mattel dropped by the ball by showing off virtually no new Halo Mega Bloks sets at the 2016 Toy Fair, and I went and dropped the ball by basically not talking about the few things MEGA Brands did show at the event. But Mattel is making up for it today by releasing a bunch of unannounced Summer 2016 sets, and I’m making up for it by previewing them all as quickly as possible. And the last of the sets is also the biggest: the Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Wraith Ambush!Continue Reading →
Three never-before-seen Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 sets unexpectedly made their debut today, but there’s one I’m far more surprised to see than the others. The odd set out is definitely the Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 UNSC Spade Rush set, which brings back the UNSC Spade vehicle from Halo: Reach. Traditionally the Spade is among the least-popular and worst-selling Halo vehicles, but let’s take a look and see if MEGA Brands will be able to buck that trend with the newly-redesigned UNSC Spade Rush 32730 set…Continue Reading →
In what has to be one of the more bizarre chain of events in Mega Bloks Halo history, Mattel showed off virtually nothing new at New York Toy Fair 2016 last month–and then proceeded to release sets one month later which we have never seen before. No, really. Seriously! I’m pretty astonished about this, honestly, but whatever. What is, is–so let’s take a look at the Spring 2016 Halo Mega Bloks Brute Chopper Raid set… with the first-ever official Mega Bloks Kat figure!Continue Reading →