How many different Master Chief figures can McFarlane Toys make? Oh they're just getting started. The company recently announced series two of the Halo Anniversary Edition figures, featuring the white-striped version of John 117 from the animated Halo Legends short "The Package".
And what a package series two will be. We've got "The Package" version of Master Chief, anime-styled and decorated with the distinctive white accents that John wore during the CG short. Then there's Captain Jacob Keyes in the sharp grey uniform he wears in the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition. We'll be transported back to the colour customisation days of Halo 2 with a white and blue version of the Spartan Mark VI, while Mickey from Halo 3: ODST comes built to scale with his fellow ODST members, decked out in stylish black and red. Rounding out the assortment is a double shot of Halo 3's Sentinel and Guilty Spark, the latter of which comes with a reversible blue and red eye, for when it's feeling slightly evil.
As an added bonus, each of the five figures will come with a piece of the series' unique build-a-figure: A 3D representation of the UNSC Logo, the perfect backdrop to your collection.
All this, plus a triple pack of Jerome-092, Douglas-042 and Alice-130, the Spirit of Fire Red Team from Halo Wars.
I've not purchased one figure from the McFarlane collection myself, for fear of reverting to the days when I used to drive around all night looking for gold-painted Spawn figures. Still I can't deny how sexy they'd look on my entertainment centre. Perhaps I'll try just one.
Series two is due out in March of 2012.