Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 Cyclops Sets Up for Order!

Mega Bloks Halo Wars 2 Incinerator Cyclops Set Box

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!

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Mattel Halo 6″ Figures Series 1 Up for Order on Amazon!

Mattel Halo Master Chief Figure Packaged

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!

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Mattel Halo Series 1 6″ Figures Released! Alpha Crawler BAF!

Mattel Halo Series 1 6 Inch Figures Packaged

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!

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Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Exclusive Set Photos!

Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Spirit Drop Ship

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!

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SDCC Exclusive Halo Spartan Helioskrill Packaged Photos!

SDCC Exclusive Spartan Helioskrill Figure Packaged

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

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Mattel Halo Promethean Soldier 12″ Figure Review

Mattel Promethean Soldier 12" Figure Review

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!

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Mattel Halo Ghost Vehicle & Elite Officer Review & Photos

Mattel Halo Ghost & Elite Officer Review

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…

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Mattel Halo 12″ Figures & Warthog Up for Order Online!

Mattel Halo Warthog with 12 Inch Master Chief Figure

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…

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Mattel Halo Ghost w/ Elite Officer 6″ Figure Up for Order!

Halo Collector's Line Covenant Ghost with Elite Officer Figure

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!

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Mattel SDCC 2016 Exclusive Halo Helioskrill Spartan Figure!

SDCC 2016 Exclusive Halo Helioskrill Spartan Figure Mattel

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!

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Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 Sets Up for Order on Amazon!

Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Kodiak Siege Set

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…

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Halo 5 Series 2 Up on Amazon! Final McFarlane Figures!

McFarlane Halo 5 Buck Spartan Figure

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!

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Mega Bloks Halo Wars 2 UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz Review

2016 Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz Photos

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!

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Halo Mega Bloks Covenant Wraith Ambush Summer 2016 Set!

Mega Bloks Halo Covenant Wraith Ambush 31844 Set Box

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!

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2016 Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Spade Rush Set Photos!

32730 UNSC Spade Rush Halo Mega Bloks Summer 2016 Set Box

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…

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Halo Mega Bloks 2016 Brute Chopper Raid Set w/ KAT!

Halo Mega Bloks 2016 Brute Chopper Raid Set with Spartan Kat

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!

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Halo Mega Bloks 2016 Dual Mode UNSC Warthog Set Photos!

Halo Mega Bloks Dual Mode UNSC Warthog Set 31846

Among the very slim picking at the 2016 Toy Fair Mattel Collector Event Halo Mega Bloks showings was a new Dual-Mode UNSC Warthog set, which had the gimmicky ability to switch between having its turret either be a Gauss Cannon or a Rocket Launcher. I had imagined that this set wouldn’t be arriving until summer 2016, as MEGA Brands tends to only release winter and summer sets–but I thought wrong! The Dual Mode UNSC Warthog Mega Bloks set has now been fully-revealed and released!

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Halo Wars 2 Mega Bloks Jackrabbit Blitz Revealed! Douglas!

Halo Wars 2 Mega Bloks UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz Set

At New York Toy Fair 2016, Mattel let Halo Mega Bloks collectors down with an astonishingly light showing. But this story has a surprise twist happy ending. Because not only are more 2016 Halo Mega Bloks sets on the way than were displayed at the show–but several never-before-seen sets have now been released already! Meanwhile, we can now attach a name to a vehicle shown but left untitled at the Toy Fair: the Halo Wars 2 Mega Bloks UNSC Jackrabbit Blitz set–with Spartan Douglas!

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Halo Mega Bloks Foxtrot Series Figures Revealed & Photo!

Halo Mega Bloks Foxtrot Series Figures Packaging

New York Toy Fair 2016 was perhaps the most disappointing Toy Fair ever for Halo toy news, as Mattel obtaining the Halo master license meant nothing new being shown from any manufacturer except for Mattel and Dark Horse. But while news has been slow so Mattel’s Halo acquisition, something worthwhile leaked out today: the blind bag packaging revealed Halo Mega Bloks Foxtrot Series figures!

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Toy Fair 2016: McFarlane Toys Halo 5 Series 2 Photos!

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I was truly blessed yesterday to have the opportunity to meet with the staff of McFarlane Toys (and someone else extra special) at the New York Toy Fair 2016 in Manhattan. Along with taking photos of the four McFarlane Halo 5: Guardians Series 2 figures that were on display on the floor of the convention center, I also got to have a wonderful conversation about the history of Halo toys at McFarlane Toys, including some facts and intel that I had never heard before. Read on, McFarlane Halo fans…

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