September 9, 2008


If they want war, we’ll give them war!” 


TEMPE, Ariz. — Sept. 9, 2008 — Today McFarlane Toys along with Microsoft Game Studios have announced the availability of action figures for “Halo Wars,” the strategy video game based on the legendary “Halo®” universe for the Xbox 360. The figures are expected to hit mass retailers in spring 2009 and retail for around $10 each.


“Halo Wars” is a real-time action strategy game created exclusively for the Xbox 360 that allows players to shrewdly direct UNSC forces in realistic warfare. Set early in the epic war between the Covenant and UNSC made famous by the “Halo” first person shooter games, “Halo Wars” allows players to command the armies of the UNSC during their initial encounters with the Covenant, including familiar units such as UNSC Marines, Scorpion Tanks and the iconic Warthog. It provides a fresh perspective on the war while bringing new heroes to the battle. “Halo Wars” will be available from Microsoft Game Studios in early 2009.

 The figures are 2.5 inches tall and have mobility at the waist. Each three-pack features “Halo Wars” characters with different poses and colors with “Halo” weapons. Series One features four unique three-packs:

        3 – SPARTAN soldiers (with Assault Rifles)

        1 – SPARTAN soldier (with an Assault Rifle)
        1 – SPARTAN soldier (with two Magnums)
        1 – Marine Infantry (with an Assault Rifle)   

        2 – SPARTAN soldiers (one with two Plasma Pistols and one with an Assault Rifle)
        1 – Marine Infantry (with a Assault rifle)

        2 – Elites (with Plasma Rifles)
        1 – Grunt (with a Needler)

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About McFarlane Toys:

Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn and the founder of, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. With an eclectic array of movie, TV and music licensing tie-ins – as well as the officially licensed teams of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, McFarlane Toys has become a leader and redefined the standards within the action figure industry. For complete information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit


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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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