The Joyride Series 5 was manufactured by Joyride Studios. They were released in August 2004. All of the figures are based off the characters and objects from Halo: Combat Evolved.
The Gold Elite figure was made after the Zealots in the game. It is armed with an Energy Sword and features a different head mold from the past Elite figures.
It was known to have been perhaps one of the rarest figures to be produced.
The figure in its packaging.
The Red Grunt action figure is off of the Major Grunts in the game. It is armed with a Needler and a Plasma Pistol.
The Red Grunt action figure.
The Flood action figures include two figures: a Carrier Form and an Infection Form. It was the first Flood form made.
The Black Spartan figure is a multiplayer Spartan in black Mark V armor. It includes a Shotgun, a Rocket Launcher, and a Plasma Pistol.
The Black Spartan action figure.
On each action figure unit, Joyride has included a serial number, which allows you to find out when the action figure was created. The date code has four numbers followed by 'SS' actually stamped or embossed in the cardboard. The first three digits are the date the product was made, and the fourth digit is the year. For example: 2653SS means the product was manufactured on the 265th day of 2003 (9/23/2003).
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