All-New HALO MICRO OPS
Miniature figures, vehicles, and locations from the entire Halo universe...
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Following our Halo 4 story yesterday (see HERE), McFarlane Toys announces that they will be expanding its lline of Halo collectibles this fall with the addition of Halo Micro Ops. This all-new series consists of miniature figures, vehicles, and locations from the entire Halo universe, at roughly 1:100/15mm scale.
Todd McFarlane, CEO and founder of McFarlane Toys says, "Halo is known for its massive, larger-than-life visuals. From the towering Forerunner relics, to the enormous military transports, to the Halo rings themselves, everything is designed to make your human character feel small and overwhelmed. That's awesome for a video game, but it's a challenge for toy makers! With our standard 6-inch action figures, we found we could release small vehicles like the Ghost and the Mongoose, and medium ones like the Warthog, but that was about as big as we could go. In order to be able to create anything larger - to really bring the rest of the Halo universe to collectors - we had to go smaller. Much smaller."
With its smaller size, Halo Micro Ops covers the Halo universe, from the tiniest Grunt to the largest Scarab. With such a wide range of product sizes to cover, Micro Ops is available in four different packages. Small carded sets include small vehicles like the Warthog and Ghost. Larger carded sets offer bigger vehicles such as the Falcon, or small buildings like the Bunker from the Halo 3 multiplayer map High Ground. Larger buildings, including the Tower or Gate sections of High Ground, are packaged in small boxes, while large vehicles such as the Elephant will be packaged in an even larger box.
"When you turn the scale down, you turn the possibilities up," Todd explains. "With Micro Ops, we're pulling the camera way back, and looking at a bigger picture. Our 6-inch figures are a great way to bring the individual characters of Halo to collectors—from Master Chief, to Noble Team, to the Elites and Grunts of the Covenant. But the Halo universe is so much bigger than that. Vehicles like the Pelican, the Falcon, the Phantom—they're all important pieces of the universe. Environments like New Mombasa, High Charity, or The Library; these are all as memorable and important as Master Chief himself. With Micro Ops, we can now begin to bring the full scope of Halo to fans."
The initial Micro Ops lines cover the Halo trilogy, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars, and Halo: Reach. Later lines will add figures, vehicles, and environments from Halo 4.
Halo Micro Ops Series 1 includes:
Small Carded Sets:
• Warthog and Mongoose
• Ghost vs. Wolf Spider turret
• ODST Drop Pods
Large Carded Sets:
• High Ground Bunker with Shade turret
Small Boxed Sets:
• High Ground Gate with Warthog
• High Ground Tower and SAM Launcher
Large boxed sets will be available in 2013.
Halo Micro Ops debuts in August 2012 and continues into 2013. Available at Target, Toys "R" Us, local comic book stores, and other retailers. MSRPs range from $8 for the small carded sets, $18 for large carded sets and $29 for the small boxed sets.
Re: All-New HALO MICRO OPS
Seeing as we already have a ton of small-scale Halo products this move just seems dumb and pointless. Minimates, Mega Bloks and Heroclix all produce their own miniature Halo armies and I mean c'mon even Mcfarlane produced them a few years back with their 3" heroic collections and mini vehicle sets.
As we've seen before and more recently with the Walking Duds when McToys produces small-scale products they tend to be unappealing shelf-warmers.