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This is where i will review and discuss toys, video games and movies. I collect 3 3/4 inch to 12 inch Star Wars, Iron Man, Batman, Halo toys and other movie memoribillia that appeal to me! As of late i am into Hot Toys 12' inch figures. Thank you for visiting my page and I hope you enjoy browsing through my site as much as I enjoy sharing it with you!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

McFarlane 12' inch Master Chief Halo 3

My own Christmas Haul. From CSC, toys invasion...








Honestly felt that this figure by far, for an action figure, is one helluava score. Excellent pain application with the textures applied to the surface making the Spartan mark VI armor look realistic. The plasma battle scorches, marres and dents.


HOWEVER, it was marred by some of Mcfarlane's recurring problems, whilst the previous problem of cheap plastic was fixed to a certain extent this round, the prevalent problem of extremely stiff joints still stay. Which made posing and knowing which joints are articulated rather hard...because ( not sure if its a good or bad thing ) the joints are pretty hard to discern thanks to Mcfarlane's better sculpting and molding, unlike most other toys which employ a standard point for ball joints etc.. Mcfarlane's joints are somewhat deviant. With some joints totally strange...
But as long as they do their part on articulation i'd try not to burn it down...A thing to note is the material used for this figure is much more solid and sturdier, adding to the weight. The shoulder armor is removable for future releases of variants of helmets and shoulder armor.
A major err to my dismay is the weak joints at the right hand, where the fingers are articulated. Mcfarlane has obvious tried to add plus points by making the fingers jointed/ pin jointed. However the problem of random occuring stiff joints has made articulating hard, and one may accidentally apply too much force..breaking the fingers...
but all in all, still an awesome and appealing figure to add to your collection if you're a halo fan. Apart from its finger joint weakness and stiff joints, this is one not to miss.

4 comments:

sei.satō said...

Oh dear, the pic itself does look very stiff to me too. better handle it with care :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Thx for the pic cos I have never seen the 12". Only seen the smaller action figure in various colours. Do you have them too?

deSMOnd said...

Dennis - you may go to Invasion at CSC as David has a few pieces with different colour there..Haha!!

Joshua said...

dennis - yep i do have the smaller figs too!
also had the previous line by joyride studios too! under the halo tag, i've reviewed it before

desmond - yep, Toy invasion's david sure is very friendly! bought it from there!