Carter A-259: Halo Reach Figure Review
It's in the range of Marvel Universe figures (I paid 12.99 for Havok at Pathmark, but you guys should know that) and it's way bigger and has some accessories. It's the same reason I transitioned from Gundam figures to Marvel Legends.
|Catch A Grenade..|
Accessories: Not as much as I would like. All you get is a rifle and a grenade that doesn't go anywhere on the armor and can get lost very easily. The DRM Rifle is cool looking, and I've heard horror stories of it being broken out of the packaging, but mine was intact. It has a peg which is removable, and allows you to swap it with the grenade. You can plug the rifle/grenade into 3 holes in the armor.
|Rifle and Grenade|
Head Sculpt: I like the design of the Spartan helmet, and the yellow pain makes it appear visor like, not as shiny as in the game but good enough.
|You alright Newbie?|
Articulation: This is a weird one. I can't define the joints because they are new to me, and I'm not sure if the terminology fits. Each joint has ratchets, but there is no double hinge at the knees or the elbows. The ratchets kinda make the joints stronger. But I think the joint that bothers me the most is foot joint.
The foot is cut in half and the bottom isn't level so the figure can stand, but it can also easily fall.
Thinking about it, it's rare the human shaped figures have a hard time standing. I've had this problem with Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe, G.I.Joes and Star Wars. They'll stay in place as long as you don't gently brush wherever they're displayed. At least the Marvel Universe figures have stands.
On my shelf I have Gundam models and Transformers, but until now it was just them and their robot feet.
|I guess if you put the grenade on the peg and make him hold the rifle, he'll have everything on him.|
Final Verdict: Like I mentioned at the top Carter would be the deciding factor on getting more Halo figures. I was striving on only getting Noble Team (we still need Jun) but there are 2 factors that are in the way.
- The feet and the figures inability to stand for long periods of time.
- Loose pieces.
The chest plate is removable, as is the fanny pack but the shoulder armor which I like because of it's uniqueness is loosey goosey. I was thinking of gluing it in place, but I'm sure the crazy glue will end up destroying the plastic.
I could use Elmer's glue, but the point is I shouldn't. And this makes me upset because I don't know if it's just mine or all the Carters out there.
|Let's move it team!|
In the past I've seen a lot of Halo stuff at discount stores, so there is a chance just give it a few years.
If you're a Halo fan I'm sure you already have them (like my Bro) but for the casual buyer, especially children. Pass.