'HALO: REACH' ACTION FIGURE MEDIA ASSAULT BEGINS
July 7, 2010

Figure Photos Starting to Be Revealed Across the Internet


You’ve waited long enough. Starting today, McFarlane Toys is excited to bring you the first official images of our upcoming Halo®: Reach action figures. 
McFarlane Toys has been producing action figures based on the Halo series of video games since 2008, and they have quickly grown to become one of our most popular product lines. What began with Halo 3 has expanded to include the entire HaloHalo Wars and Halo 3: ODST. But we’re just getting started. Now, McFarlane Toys is proud to expand our Halo action figure program with figures and vehicles based on the latest installment in the saga — Halo: Reach.

The video game and action figure release date is approaching fast. You’ve probably caught a partial lineup list or some early photos already. Now, it’s time to make it official. Over the next week, we’ll be releasing images of several Halo: Reach Series 1 figures with the help of some major media partners. Which photos are going where? Grab your browser and head to:

McFarlane Toys / Spawn.com universe, including the latest titles such as

  • Spartan Mark V [B] (male) (white/steel)

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (blue/steel)

>> SPARTAN MARK V [B] (male) (white/steel)
>> SPARTAN HAZOP CUSTOM (male) (blue/steel)

>> G4TV.COM

  • Emile

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (gold/steel)

>> UGO.COM

  • Jorge

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (steel/steel)

>> USATODAY.COM

  • Spartan Mark V [B] (male) (brick/steel)

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (olive/steel)

>> HALOWAYPOINT.COM

  • Noble Six

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (red/steel)


The full series of Halo: Reach action figures will be available in major retailers nationwide this September, with vehicles to follow later in the fall. Can’t wait until then? Keep your eyes open — several "advance" figures will be available at select retailers in August.

 

McFarlane Toys’ Halo: Reach action figure program includes single figures, figure two-packs, and in-scale vehicles. Series 1 includes:

Single Figures

  • Noble Six with Assault Rifle and Frag Grenade

  • Emile with Shotgun, Kukri knife, and Frag Grenade

  • Jorge with Turret

  • Elite Minor with Needler and Plasma Grenade

  • Grunt Ultra with Plasma Pistol and Plasma Grenades

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (olive/steel) with Assault Rifle and Frag Grenade

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (gold/steel) with DMR and Frag Grenade — exclusive to Toys "R" Us

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (steel/steel) with DMR and Frag Grenade — exclusive to GameStop

  • Spartan Mark V [B] (male) (brick/steel) with DMR and Frag Grenade — exclusive to Target

Figure 2-Packs
Spartan HAZOP

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (brick/steel) with Assault Rifle and Frag Grenade

  • Spartan HAZOP custom (male) (blue/steel) with Shotgun and Frag Grenade

UNSC Troopers

  • Light Trooper with Assault Rifle and Frag Grenade

  • Heavy Trooper with Shotgun and Frag Grenade

Spartan and Elite Ultra

  • Spartan Mark V [B] (male) (white/steel) with DMR and Frag Grenade

  • Elite Ultra with dual Plasma Rifles and Plasma Grenade

Vehicles

  • Ghost Rapid Assault Vehicle

  • Warthog with Light Anti-Aircraft Gun

All of our Halo: Reach action figures feature around 25 points of articulation, weapons, and the incredible level of detail fans have come to expect from McFarlane Toys.

Want to see the rest of the figures? Check back next week for complete photography. And there’s much more Halo: Reach info to come, including details on an international distribution partnership, vehicle photos, new lineups, a San Diego Comic-Con 2010 exclusive figure, and more.

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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