What if I told you that your first look at 343 Industries newly redesigned Master Chief for Halo 4 was going to come through a new range of toys? Would you be surprised? Would you say, 'you've been taking too many of those anti-biotic crazy pills man'. Would you say, 'meh, it's Master Chief, how different could he be, I'm off to do something more interesting'?
All of the above are completely reasonable reactions -- Master Chief can't change that much, obviously -- but he has changed.
It looks a bit like... well, Halo Reach actually. A bit more stripped back, a bit less beefy. The above figurine comes from the Halo 4 series, so we can only assume that this may actually be what Master Chief looks like at some point in the upcoming game.
Despite the fact that Bungie has left the Halo building, I'm still very keen for Halo 4, and keen to see how it does in the hands of a new studio. I wonder, however, if I'm in the minority.
You can check out the rest of the new toy line here.