Mega Bloks announces new Halo-themed toys

If you're a big fan of Halo, let's take it as read that you're partial to a bit of massively destructive mayhem – at least if it's in service of the larger “stop the world being blown up” good. However, it's important to create as well as destroy, so you may be interested in these Combat Evolved-themed action figures and model sets from Mega Bloks. The company's announced several new sets in the lead up to the November release of the original's Anniversary Edition, and will be providing prizes for filmmakers who use the toys in Halo-themed animation clips.

Above: The new line of UNSC Mega Bloks figures stand ready for your animated degradation

“Halo has always been a universe in which input and creativity from players is paramount,” says 343's Frank O'Connor: “Mega Bloks is and always has been the perfect extension of that feeling into the 'real' world.” The existential ramifications of that statement aside, O'Connor refers to the contest the company's been running since the start of August: submit some stop-motion animation featuring Mega Bloks' Halo sets before the end of September and be entered to win filmmaking gear and Mega Bloks gear that, we're assured, is highly sought-after by Mega Bloks enthusiasts.

Above: The Flood's terrifying onslaught has never looked so delightful

If you just want to make things that look marginally like the vehicles and environments of Halo (at least if you ignore the connecting notches all over everything), the company's got a big back-catalog of products based on the series, with new figures and sets being released to toy retailers all month. Would you put these on your figurine-shelf?

Sep 6, 2011

Source: MCV

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  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - September 7, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    On a related note I like what they've done with the multiplier maps from combat evolved, giving us one modernized version, and one version as close to the original as possible...I just wish they'd extended that line of thinking to the campaign, giving us one 'new' one with possibly new weapons and that kinda thing, as well as the original. At the minute im struggling to justify the price tag for a game I already own with improved graphics. Not even a couple new levels like House of the Dead overkill or something?
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - September 7, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    Gears is a third person cover based shooter that defined the genre on 360, and Halo is a 1st person shooter that defined the genre on the original xbox...neither is crap compared to the other, they're both leaders in their respective genres, the point being their respective genres are different ones!
  • jackthemenace - September 7, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    What everyone else has already said about Megablocks being crap compared to LEGO, and Halo being crap compared to Gears. And, as much as I love the IDEA behind it, they're releasing a line of a children's building toy based around a 15-rated game? Oh, Hindsight...
  • CitizenWolfie - September 7, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    Mega Bloks - because your parents didn't love you enough to buy you Lego.
  • bahcmf21 - September 6, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    I never really cared for Halo, but these toys are sweet. I hope this succeeds so other companies will pick up on the idea. Call of Duty Army Men? Borderlands Hotwheels? FEMSHEP BARBIE? The possibilities are endless.
  • RedHarlow - September 6, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    Mega-Bloks are the poor man's Legos. They don't stick together nearly as well and fall apart rather quick. Crap product all around.
  • GRENDELPRIM3 - September 6, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    C'mon! Where's the Mega Blok Halo video game? That would be...well probably lousy, but still, I'd love to see that!
  • TheRandomFool - September 6, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    I bought some Mega-bloks once. Worst decision ever. They are like a cheap rip-off of Lego, but worse because they are impossible to build easily and break apart if you breathe on them wrong. Damn it Lego, why didn't you get to it first!
  • DevonOO7 - September 6, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    They already have Halo Wars themed toys.
  • EvidentDead - September 6, 2011 4:13 p.m.

    These look AWESOME. Say what you will about the Halo games, they always have some of the coolest toys.

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