McFarlane Toys has announced the next series of figures in their Halo: Reach line. With the first wave now in stores, the second wave should be hitting sometime around January 2011. Unfortunately, no photos have been released.
For a full breakdown of every figure in Halo: Reach Wave 2, click the headline of the story.‘HALO: REACH’ SERIES 2 ANNOUNCED
New UNSC and Covenant Figures from the Latest ‘Halo’ Video Game
The biggest video game launch of the year is just around the corner, and McFarlane Toys is ready for action. We’ve got an expanded selection of figures, 2-packs, and in-scale vehicles based on Halo: Reach dropping into stores in time for the big day (September 14, if you still haven’t marked your calendar yet!).
But Series 1 is just the beginning. If you’ve got the fever for Halo, we’ve got more coming your way starting in January. Halo: Reach Series 2 includes eight all-new figures and a pair of unique multiplayer-themed 2-packs.
Noble One, Spartan-259, is the leader of Noble Team, the veteran Spartan unit players join in Halo: Reach. This action figure features every detail of his custom armor livery — from his Commando helmet, shoulder, and chest to the Tactical/Tacpad accessory on his forearm. Figure includes Designated Marksman Rifle and Frag Grenade.
Noble Two, Spartan-320, is the second-in-command of Noble Team and its only other original member. Our first female Spartan figure features Kat’s custom armor livery — from her Air Assault helmet and FJ/Para shoulders to her distinctive robotic arm. Figure includes her signature weapon, the Magnum, and a Frag Grenade.
Series Two brings a new Elite to the battle. This Covenant alien invader features the debut of the Officer armor and a menacing red-orange paint scheme. Figure includes an all-new weapon introduced in Halo: Reach, the Concussion Rifle, and a Plasma Grenade.
This classic version of the Grunt enemy features the familiar conical methane tank and orange armor fans remember from the Halo trilogy, ODST, Halo Wars, and now Halo: Reach. Figure includes removable backpack and gas mask and comes with Needler and Plasma Grenade weapons.
An all-new enemy type introduced in Halo: Reach, the Skirmishers are vicious pack hunters and a dangerous new threat to the human defenders. The Minor rank of Skirmisher is represented in its dark gray armor and comes with the wicked new Needle Rifle weapon and a Plasma Grenade.
Spartan CQC custom (male) (team red/team red)
This heavily customized male Spartan features a well-rounded armor selection including CQC base helmet with UA/Multi-Threat shoulders and chest. This figure is ready for team-based multiplayer with his all-red color scheme and includes Shotgun and Frag Grenade.
Spartan CQC custom (male) (white/white)
This heavily customized male Spartan features a well-rounded armor selection including CQC base helmet with UA/Multi-Threat shoulders and chest. This figure is ready for solo multiplayer with his all-white color scheme and includes Assault Rifle and Frag Grenade.
Spartan CQC custom (male) (steel/steel)
This heavily customized male Spartan features a well-rounded armor selection including CQC base helmet with UA/Multi-Threat shoulders and chest. This figure is ready for solo multiplayer with his all-steel color scheme and includes Magnum and Frag Grenade. Exclusive to GameStop stores.
The “Invasion Slayer” mode introduced in Halo: Reach fuses the Spartan vs. Elite action of the all-new Invasion gametype with the classic Slayer competition of previous Halo games. This two-pack includes a UNSC Spartan in standard military green and an invading Elite in standard Covenant purple. Spartan features CQC helmet with UA/Multi-Threat chest and shoulders and comes with a DMR and Frag Grenade. Elite features Minor-level armor and comes with the all-new Needle Rifle and Plasma Grenade.
The biggest addition to online multiplayer in Halo: Reach is the addition of “armor abilities,” and the most exciting ability can be found as part of the “Airborne” loadout. Take the fight to the skies with the all-new Spartan Jetpacks! This two-pack includes a two-tone male Spartan HAZOP custom in cyan and white with a UNSC Jetpack and Assault Rifle. Rejoining the fight is the male Spartan Mark V in gold and steel, previously only available in limited quantities in Halo: Reach Series 1. The Mark V includes a second UNSC Jetpack and an Assault Rifle. These jetpacks are ready for launch, with thrusters out, and are only available in this special boxed two-pack.
More Noble Team members, new Covenant enemies, multiplayer Spartans… even jetpacks! What more could you want? Oh, right… check back soon for the Series 2 photos, Series 3 lineup, and more!
Halo: Reach Series 2 arrives in stores everywhere January 2011. Several Halo: Reach Series 1 figures and boxed sets are available now at select retailers, and the full assortment will be on shelves everywhere this September.