McFarlane Toys/Halo 3 Series 2
McFarlane Toys Halo 3 Series 2 has sixteen different figures. Series 2 has a new type of packaging: the blister card, which is much easier to open.
This figure is the second Master Chief figure. The Master Chief Series 2 action figure is one of Todd McFarlane's creations for Halo 3.
It features the Master Chief, with olive-green armor, and comes with a Spartan Laser and a Fragmentation Grenade (even though the prototype was pictured with a Shotgun). Its armor (chest plate, shoulders, and helmet) is not detachable, despite being said on the package. It was released on June 10, 2008.
It is five inches tall, and, like other Spartan figures, the Master Chief has 18 points of articulation, weapon storage on the waist, back, and right leg.
This figure is worth 10 Halo Points.
This figure has 18 points of articulation, an Energy Sword, and weapon storage on the Arbiter's right leg. The Energy Sword is very hard to get the figure to hold, as the figure's hand is closed into a tight fist. This problem was fixed in later variants of the figure.
This figure is worth 20 Halo Points.
The Brute Stalker action figure is one of Todd McFarlane's creations for Halo 3. It features the new Brute Stalker equipped with two Spikers. The Spike Rifles feature the weapon pegs on them which slot into indents into the Stalker's hands making them ideal for displaying well. They are difficult to remove, but not impossible, should one desire a different weapon for the figure to hold. It is 6 inches tall, with 15 points of articulation. Also, the Brute Stalker has a removable helmet.
This figure provides 20 Halo Points.
The ODST figure is armed only with a BR55HB SR Battle Rifle. Unlike the ODSTs in Halo 3, this figure doesn't have a white or a red strip on his shoulder. It stands 4 3/4 inches at the top of the head.
This figure has 16 points of articulation, a BR55HB SR Battle Rifle, and weapon storage on the back. The Battle Rifle is on a smaller scale than other Battle Rifle that come with other figures, with the exception of the Spartan Scout. A possible explanation is that the rifle is actually the smaller BR55 Battle Rifle, though its appearance is identical to the BR55HB Battle Rifle.
It is set to be around six inches tall, and has 12 points of articulation, as well as folding wings. It comes with a base plate for the figure to stand on because the drones' insectoid structure makes it hard to stand without one. The stand is almost the same as the ones that come with the Series 1 Vehicles (a large oval with the Halo 3 symbol on it).
The plasma pistol it comes with does not feature a peg or a peg-hole so it can not be placed on a Spartan's or Elite's belt. It has been noted that the Drone holds the Plasma Pistol in its right hand (the image shows the drone holding its weapon in its left hand, but the actual figure is right-handed), but in the game, all Drones are left-handed. The Drone's claws are spread out, making it extremely difficult for the Plasma Pistol to stay in place. However, other Covenant weapons, such as the Needler, are much easier to use with the figure.
This figure is worth 35 Halo Points.
The CQB Spartan comes in a red color, with yellow detail coloring. It stands 5 inches tall and is articulated at neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees, ankles and feet. It is armed with a shotgun and a fragmentation grenade. Like all other Spartan figures, their helmets, chest plate, and shoulder plates can be interchanged with other Spartans. Each figure has 26 moving parts, 18 points of articulation, removable helmet, shoulder plates, and chest plates. The thumb on the right hand is extremely easy to break off as opposed to most other figures that have closed fists.
The EOD armor is a new armor introduced in Series 2 for McFarlane's Spartan figures. These figures come in two colors: olive and blue. A tan EOD Spartan is shown on the back of Series 2 Matchmaking figures' package, but there is no such figure. The olive Spartan EOD is available at any Halo 3 figure retailer. The blue Spartan is only available at Wal-Mart. The blue figure has yellow detail coloring, while the olive figure has red detail coloring.
Both Spartans have a Shotgun and a Fragmentation Grenade. They are both worth 10 Halo Points.
The EVA armor clad Spartans return in Series 2. These figures come in two colors: white and brown.
- The white version is only available at specialty stores (e.g. comic stores, game stores, online retailers), stands 5 inches tall, and has red detail coloring.
- The brown version is a Toys 'R' Us exclusives, stands 5 inches tall, and has yellow detail coloring.
The ODST helmet is another new armor for McFarlane's Spartans. Since the ODST armor is only a helmet, the rest of the armor is Mark VI. These figures come in two colors: cyan and steel.
The cyan Spartan is a Wal-Mart exclusive, while the steel Spartan is a GameStop exclusive. Like all other ODST figures, it has orange detail coloring.
Both figures have a Battle Rifle and a Fragmentation Grenade. Both are worth 10 Halo Points.
Spartan Mark VI
Series 2 has two more variants of the Mark VI Spartans; a gold version and a pink version.
The gold Spartan is a Transworld/FYE exclusive, and the pink one is a D&R Lineups exclusive. Both figures have a Shotgun, and a Frag Grenade (although the Pink Spartan concept wielded a Gravity Hammer in some pictures).
Like all Matchmaking figures, they are worth 10 Halo Points.
The Scout armor is a new armor for McFarlane's Spartans. This figure comes in one color: tan (although a blue Scout is shown on the back of the Spartans' packages, that figure is in Series 3). This figure has a Battle Rifle and a Fragmentation Grenade. It has red detail coloring.
An interesting note is that the Spartan's Battle Rifle is on a smaller scale than the Battle Rifles that come with other figures. It is the same size as the ODST figure's Battle Rifle.