Ho, Ho, Ho! Now I have a machine gun too. A little nod to my favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard.
Doesn’t this guy look like an elite trooper for Santa? The red and white color scheme, and I would think he should give off a peppermint smell.
He was a Walgreens Exclusive figure a while back for Halo 4. I missed him the first time around, since the Halo figures had fallen off my radar. Well, on the look for Halo 5 figures, I stumbled upon him in a store. Also fitting as Walgreens has a red/white color scheme. Could have worked well for Target as well, but they ended up with a teal guy. Oh well.
The details on this guy are second to none, as we find with most of the Halo figures. I think there is something a little better about this one, with black low lights that really help the rest of the figure to pop, and really show off the armor well.
Still looking for that Master Chief with Cloak figure? Look no further than your favorite discount retailer. As we continue to toward the holiday season, the toys are filling the wasteland that was the toy department at the likes of Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s. I found John-117 here at my local Ross last night. They also had the other Master Chief that came in this two figure wave. I had him already, but the $9.99 tag on them is fantastic. You could army build for that price, but who needs so many Master Chiefs?
As with most everyone else, I agree that it is what is under the cloak that matters the most. He is a great figure. The cloak makes him pitch forward, and does not lend itself to a very good figure for display. Take it off, and you get a pretty great Master Chief. He has really good articulation, and two grasping hands. He comes with the Boltshot pistol that is huge and badass. He also comes with Cortana’s dogtags in a secondary hand. The cloak fits tight to his body, so the backpack comes as a separate piece that you slot in after removing the cloak.
This is right up there for me, for the best of the best Halo figures in the 6 inch scale. He has the articulation we want, but more importantly, the paint is great. It is dark, the way it should be, and he looks ready for action.
Keep your eyes out for deals at the discount retailers. You never know what you are going to find.
“Maybe I can find a working Cortana at Marshall’s.”