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McFarlane's Halo 3 ODST Exclusive Action Figure

For today's installment, after the recent spate of Halo 4 figures, it might be interesting to peer through the lens of the way-back machine to McFarlane's seminal Halo 3 line of action figures. This purple ODST armor was purchased about a year ago, when Big Bad Toy Store put their remaining stock of exclusive purple Halo 3 Armor Permutations on clearance.

When these were first released a lot of collectors didn't know what to do with all that articulation. A lot of us still don't!
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These still stack up well to more modern action figures on the market, though when compared to Halo Reach and Halo 4 toys, the scale shift between ODST and Reach is quite apparent. Also, McFarlane's really seems to have nailed down how to make all of the articulation these guys have work a little better. On the Halo 4 figures in particular, they are capable of much more natural poses than the Halo 3 figs, where many of the 27 points of articulation are less useful do to odd angles or positioning.