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Looky! McFarlane's H3 Legendary and 12" figures

Tired of the same old, little and oh so common Halo 3 McFarlane action figures that are currently at retailers? Not looking forward to the second or third series because they just don't live up to the scale or collectibility you yearn for? Well then, good news for you, because McFarlane understands your prima donna needs.

Releasing this November will be a set of three non-articulated, six inch Legendary Halo 3 figures including a Flood swarmed Master Chief, a rock balancing Arbiter and an angry Brute Chieftan. All of which should fill your inner collector emptiness. Now for those who like to play with their figures, but want to go BIGGER, McFarlane also has you covered with their twelve inch series. Available this September with eighteen points of articulation, twenty-six moving parts and coming in at a full twelve inches tall are a green Master Chief and a Wal-mart exclusive Blue Spartan. They are twelve inches of pure awesomeness. And, as always, you can view photos of all three Legendary figures and the twelve inch tall Spartans in our ever-bloating gallery below. We wuv toyz!

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McFarlane offers exclusive Comic-Con Spartans!

Todd McFarlane is up to his marketing trickery once again, releasing two exclusive Halo 3 Spartan figures that will only be available for purchase at this year's Comic-Con. And if you already glanced at the image above, you then already know these figures ooze bad-ass.

The two Comic-Con exclusive Spartans include an Active Camouflage C.Q.B. Spartan and a super delicious Spawn inspired E.V.A. Hell Spartan (preview pictures added to the gallery below). And if you don't start drooling over the Hell Spartan then you either A) have no action figure taste, B) your Halo-fanboy'ism is lacking, or C) you have no soul. Anyway, if you're interested in picking up these two figures, make your way to Comic-Con sometime between July 24-27 that's being held at the San Diego Convention Center where they'll have both figures available (not sold separately) for an unknown price. Also, if you want to earn community brownie points, be sure to grab an extra Hell Spartan for your blogging friends at X3F.

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[Thanks, TOMCATS]

H3 McFarlane series 3 and free XBLM downloads just uploaded a bunch of media for their upcoming McFarlane Halo 3 series three action figures that are set for release this August. The figures (all viewable in the gallery below) include a new Jackal, Human Flood, War Chieftan Brute and Master Chief which were spotted a few weeks back during a toy expo. Also detailed are the exclusive Spartans that'll hit various retailers in various armor permutations and in various colors. Finally, to celebrate Halo 3's Legendary Map Pack's release, McFarlane will be releasing a free set of Halo 3 McFarlane gamer pictures and a theme to the XBLM tomorrow, April 14th. Download, look at those figures and keep Halo 3 on the brain, only because we're telling you to.

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[Thanks, TMD]

Halo 3 series three McFarlane figures preview

Toy News International snagged a few product shots from McFarlane's third series of Halo 3 action figures and yes, you can has Recon.

The series three pictures (viewable in the gallery below) show off a super zexy Master Chief, Brute Chieftain Weapon Class, Jackal Major, Human Flood, an Olive Rogue Spartan and a Red Hayabusa Spartan. The figures not pictured, but also scheduled for release in the third series are an Elite Combat and a (drum roll please!) Teal Recon Spartan! YOU WILL HAS RECON! All McFarlane series three Halo 3 figures and vehicles are slated for release in August, so check out the pics, drool over the third series and eagerly await your Recon.

Gallery: Halo 3 McFarlane Figures

[Thanks, Tommo-B]

Exclusive H3 McFarlane ODST figure at EE

If your goal is to collect the entire line of Halo 3 McFarlane action figures then good old Toddy McFarlane is forcing you to make an action figure purchase over at Entertainment Earth (EE).

Just announced is a brand new (and somewhat limited) EE exclusive Halo 3 yellow ODST action figure that's (surprise!) only available for purchase online at EE. This exclusive figure will be shipping sometime later this October, but can be pre-ordered online for $14.99. Truth be told, it isn't a bad looking "toy", but we'd be a little more impressed if this exclusive EE Spartan was rockin' the Recon ... or a flaming helmet.

[Via TeamXbox]

McFarlane Halo 3 figures spotted in the wild

All of the talk, news, previews and excitement surrounding McFarlane's Halo 3 series one has been accumulating over the past few months, all in preparation for the figures' March launch. But now we're learning that some fanboys my not have to wait until March to get their Halo 3 action figure goodness.

X3F reader matt mcclard sent us the picture above, which he recently took at a Wal-Mart store in Dallas. And we think the picture is pretty self-explanatory. Halo 3 series one figures are already making their way into retail stores! Woohoo! This also means one other thing: we're headed off to our local Wal-mart to see what Halo 3 goodies we can find. Master Chief, we're coming for you.

[Thanks, matt mcclard]

First glimpse of H3 McFarlane third series vehicles

More action figure preview goodness comes our way thanks to Action-Figure and ToyFare 2008 as McFarlane showcased some never before seen Halo 3 vehicles from their third series. And we actually have good news. If you recall, Toddy McFarlane decided to cancel all vehicles that were originally planned for the second series of Halo 3 figures including the Mongoose. That bummed us out, because Warthogs and Ghosts are cool, but nothing is as sexy as a Mongoose. (Now this is where we tell you the good news.) We just learned that McFarlane reworked the vehicle lineup for the third series and behold! We have Mongoose! The third series of Halo 3 vehicles will now include our lovely Mongoose, a Wraith and a miniature Scarab. Virtual high fives to everyone for the rebirth of the Mongoose!

McFarlane launches one hot Halo 3 website

In preparation of the March launch of their first series of Halo 3 action figures, the McFarlane team has launched a brand new and heavily Halo 3 inspired website showcasing their complete line of action figures goodness. We don't exactly know how to explain or justify our infatuation with their new website other then just telling you to make the jump and check it out for yourself. They pretty much based the website's entire look and navigation after Halo 3's menus and it's just so damn sexy. Creative and damn sexy. There's also new product photos, downloads, information, 360 degree Quicktime VRs (this is Cortana) and the announcement of a new Halo Points program. We're getting a tad overwhelmed, so you'll just have to go and experience the McFarlane / Halo 3 website hotness for yourself. Yum!

McFarlane Halo 3 Series 2 exclusives revealed

The highly anticipated and figure'licious Halo 3 Series 1 McFarlane figures will be releasing this March and all is pretty much solidified with those. But for fanboys who are saving up for Series 2 in June, they've been in the dark to what retail exclusive Spartan variants will be released. That is until now.

Toddy McFarlane just announced, posted pictures (viewable in the gallery below) and laid out all the details about their upcoming Halo 3 Series 2 retailer exclusive figures. And yes, there are a bunch of 'em. Spread between five different retail outlets are six exclusive Spartan figures including a pink Mark VI, cyan ODST and brown E.V.A all of which are splendid and gorgeous. We've posted a list of all the Series 2 Spartan base and exclusive figures after the break as well as added photographic goodness in the gallery below. We're curious to see who'll be putting their manly guards down and head to D&R Lineups to pickup a pink Spartan. Any takers?

Gallery: Halo 3 McFarlane Figures

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Halo 3 McFarlane figures now fully packaged

Today, we bring you newish product shots of those lovable Halo 3 McFarlane action figures that'll be available this March. But this time there's a twist. You see, we don't have any new action figures to show you, instead we have the figures' finalized packaging. Which, we must admit, is just as exciting as seeing the figures themselves. We've thrown, erm, "carefully uploaded" all of the Halo 3 series one figures' packaging shots in the gallery below, including Master Chief, a few Grunts, a Jackal and a Cortana figure who comes with a light up base. Batteries probably not included. Give the product shot a quick look over and imprint their likeness into the back of your head. Because, come launch day, you'll need to know what to look for on store shelves.

Gallery: Halo 3 McFarlane Figures

Pictures of Halo 3 McFarlane figures in the wild

Over at the Japanese'ish forums at Toysdaily, ALIEN0021 posted a few new, unseen pictures of Halo 3 McFarlane figures in the wild. These new pictures look to be from the first series and are so close up that they showcase the insane amount of craftsmanship and detail that McFarlane put into them. Just look at these sculpts and the paint jobs and try to not be amazed. These new pictures further solidify our excitement and have caused us to take on the new Halo figure mantra; Joyride Studios who? Make a quick jump over to Toysdaily and give the up close and personal pics a quick look over. They is delectable

[Via The ToyPit]

Pics of Halo 3 Series 2 McFarlane figures unleashed

He teased us with some Arbiter pics earlier this month, but today Todd McFarlane is showing off the entire Halo 3 Series 2 line of action figures that are due out in June. And be double warned Halo fanboys, Series 2 is just as hot as Series 1.

Uploaded to the gallery below is the final sculpts of the entire Halo 3 Series 2 line of action figures from McFarlane that will release later this June. Featuring 18 points of articulation and beautiful paint jobs are Series 2 figures including Master Chief sporting a shotgun and spartan laser (yum!), the Arbiter, a Drone, an ODST soldier, a Brute Stalker and a handful of other Spartans. The Spartans pictured include a CQB in red, Scout in tan and an exclusive EVA in white that'll be available at specialty retailers. McFarlane also lists six other color variant figures (complete list after the break) as part of Series 2, but they're limited to select stores. Now it's time to prepare by clearing off the bookshelf to make room for all this action figure goodness. Who needs books when you have Halo 3 figures.

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McFarlane showcases Halo 3 Arbiter figure

News about series one of the Halo 3 McFarlane action figures is so old hat and so 2007. What is newsworthy in 2008 is details about series two and good old Toddy came through for us.

Over at and posted in our handy gallery below is the first look at the Arbiter figure that'll be a part of the second series of Halo 3 action figures releasing in June. Note the craftsmanship, eighteen points of articulation and the Arbiter's piercing eyes ... we're in action figure love. Remember too that the second series will also include another Master Chief, a Drone, a few Spartans and a Brute Stalker as well. So keep your eyes open for "first look" photos of those over at in the next few months. We're saving up already.

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McFarlane's exclusive active camo Spartan figure

And you thought Todd McFarlane was so innocent, so pure only choosing to make Halo 3 action figures out of the kindness of his heart. Well, we'd hate to say "we told you so", but we did, because Mr. McFarlane is releasing yet ANOTHER Halo 3 figure this May available exclusively from his website.

Newly announced today is a brand new Halo 3 Spartan figure featuring EVA armor and active camo (ooo ahh!) This clear figure will only be available through pre-orders and we're led to believe that if you don't grab a pre-order by December 12th, you'll miss out on a chance to own this limited figure. You can see what the new active camo looks like in the gallery below, check out the complete details here and get your pre-order over here. An exclusive McFarlane money making Spartan figure ... we told you so.

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[Thanks, TMD]

McFarlane Steel Spartan exclusive to GameStop

Continuing his iron grip on the Halo 3 action figure market, Toddy McFarlane (we call him Toddy, because we're tight) announced a new GameStop exclusive Steel CQB Spartan action figure. The Steel CQB figure (viewable in the gallery below) will be released alongside Series 1 sometime March 2008 and like we said, it'll only be available at GameStop stores.

Another factoid we found interesting was that the figure will come with removable shoulder pads, chest plate and helmet all of which will be interchangeable with other Halo 3 figures. It's an interesting concept and something we haven't heard about, but we know we'll be buying all the variants to build a figure to look like our multiplayer Spartan. Kind of like a Build-A-Spartan Workshop ... or not.

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[Thanks, TMD]

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