Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Canadian Sales Sightings: The Great Canadian Superstore 50% Off Toys Boxing Week Sale

The Great Canadian Superstore has certain toy Half off for their Boxing Week sale, the sale includes toys such as Hot Wheels, Lego, and of course Mega Bloks including Halo and much, much more 

Check your local Superstore flyer to see for yourself

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Halo Mega Bloks Series 4 Released In California

A brand new photo has appeared on the Facebook page of Halo Mega Bloks showing the Series 4 Hero or Mystery Packs found in California. Series 4 includes The Ultra Rare Cortana, Rare Purple EVA Spartan, Rare Yellow ODST, Comman Green Marine, Copper Brute, Arctic Marine, Crymson Flight Elite, and Dark Blue Combat Elite

Please tell us if you found any of these Series 4 Packs in a store near you

Monday, 19 December 2011

Canadian Sales Sightings: 20% All Off Halo Mega Bloks And Need For Speed Sets Dec 16th-24th

Toys "R" Us is having this huge sale on Halo Mega Bloks and Need For Speed building toys 20% off excluding for Halo Mega Bloks UNSC Guasshog Vs Locust which is on sale for $24.97. So for those last minute gift shoppers go check out your local Toys "R" Us toys stores, Happy Holidays

Canadian Sales Sightings: UNSC Gausshog Versus Covenant Locust Half Price In Zellers

Are you Canadian and looking through stores to find the perfect Christmas Gift for that little Halo Mega Bloks lover, hope this helps. The UNSC Guasshog Vs Covenant Locust set was seen in the Canadian Zellers Flyer half price and marked down to $22.49. This sale will only last December 16th - 22nd 2011 so hurry before it's too late 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Prototype UNSC Vulcan Vs Covenant Revenant: Will We Be Getting This, Or Not?

Recently, a fan on the Official Facebook Page posted a photo of what looks to be a brand new 2012 set at first glance, but it' still being discuss as I'm told if its a concept of the Covenant Revenant with Bubbleshield or an exclusive set similar to the Covenant Strike set sold previously 

Personally, I think it's a brand new set exclusive to a certain store coming later on in early 2012. Discuss it below on HaloTheUniverse if you think it will become a worldwide release, exclusive, or scrap like the UNSC Landing Pad 

The box art of the photo shows the Covenant Revenant slightly redesigned, the all new UNSC Vulcan never seen before, and 3 mini-figs 2 Covenant Elites and 1 Spartan. I believe myself once the set is fully finished it will be exclusive to Wal-Mart stores worldwide and will line up with the Covenant Strike released in 2011 also a Wal-Mart exclusive 

And tune in for more Halo Mega Bloks and other Halo news. Remember this is a prototype so some information isn't correct 

Friday, 16 December 2011

UNSC Spade Vs Skirmisher Set Box Photo Revealled

Badasstoysforbadassboys recently updated their page for the new photo of the 2012 Mega Bloks Halo The Authentic Collector's Series #96981 UNSC Spade Vs Skirmisher Box. The box features the entire set displayed with the set fully built with about 204 pieces, a green spartan on the side, 10th Anniversary blue banner, and the new Armory Build & Customise logo. The set will include a Halo Reach version spartan at least similar to Jorge, a Halo Reach style and color Marine, and a brand new Covenant Skirmisher, also includes a create and UNSC Spade Vehicle as well as a ton of weapons. Check your local store soon

Update Part 1: A photo of the back of the packaging has also appeared on the internet. The back shows off the gimmicks including the moving parts, the Armory gimmick new to and for the line of Mega Bloks, and the crate with the extra amor inside. Also shows off the full set, the mini-figs, stats, and the advertisement showing off the brand new Armory packs for the UNSC Desert Figures with the Spartan II or new EOD, The Covenant Armory Pack featuring a Acidic Elite, UNSC Desert Combat Unit with the EVA, CQB or I believe Scout as well as 2 Marines, and Covenant Turret 

Interview With Dan Wang, Director Of Halo: Helljumper

I recently contacted Dan Wang, Director of the upcoming web series Halo: Helljumper expected to release in January 2012. I asked Dan if it's alright to set up a Interview that I can put on my blog, Halo The Universe. Here below is what he had to say when I asked him the following questions

 Thanks Dan for taking the time to answer these questions 

1. I've heard countless times you use the word "Hope" to describe Halo Helljumper's story, what really inspired you to make the story about hope?

A. That’s a good question. Halo’s universe goes way beyond that of the games where you play a super soldier that essentially gets the job done by blasting his way through hordes of aliens. We often forget about the regular soldiers who don’t have the same advantage. They can’t rely on tremendous strength, ultrafast reflexes, and shield generating armor to save themselves. Often, marines and ODSTs are found on the losing side of the battle and essentially, what people don’t see sometimes, is that cold fact that humans have a grim chance of winning the war. In our case, throughout the project, there were a lot of odds stacked against us in being able to successfully complete our episode. But the one thing that keeps both us and Gage going is that light at the end of the tunnel.

2. What's the biggest problem you had facing while working on the production of Halo Helljumper

A. There were a multitude of issues that we had to address during our production. Some bigger than others, but one of the biggest setbacks was on the first and second days of shooting, where our equipment trucks were delayed from extreme traffic from Brooklyn to Manhattan. This caused us to have to move our schedule for that first day onto the second day which resulted in an almost 16 hour day. That was extremely brutal for everyone.

3. What really inspire you to create and develop the story based from the Halo Universe?

A. I’ve read a lot of the stories from the books. My opinion was that "Dirt" got us a very human feel from the Halo Universe. It also had a lot of potential to be expanded upon, because it gave us critical moments in the Universe and Gage’s own life during the war, there were a lot of holes that could be filled in. In addition, Gage’s character development is very pronounced and for any story, the main character needs to successfully develop otherwise the story falls flat despite how well it plays out.

4. What are your plans for the future in film making?

A. At the moment, everything is up in the air. Obviously, my goal is to continue with the Halo web series and hopefully continue on to shoot a feature for it. Besides that, I’m currently working on a zombie themed web show that should also premiere sometime next year. It won’t be as epic as Halo, but as with anything involving zombies, it will be fun to watch.

5. The Aliens from what I've seen look very promising so far but whats the most challenging thing about developing the Aliens?

A. With technology today, it’s not hard to make aliens look realistic. The hardest part with any animation of a live character is to make the movements fluid and realistic. A lot of times you will see CG that looks good, but just doesn’t move right, and that really takes an audience out of the movie. We’re spending quite a bit of time making sure that the aliens are exactly what we expect them to be.

6. What was your favourite thing on developing the Aliens?

A. Aliens in the game are a little bit comical in a way. My favorite part of developing the aliens in Halo was to make them a lot darker than they are in the game. These creatures are taking over humanity planet by planet with plasma weapons and what not, they have to at least look intimidating. So I had a bit of fun making them evil and demonic looking, as you can see by the Grunt.

7. Who's the star of you show?

A. Bradley Rose plays Gage Yevgenny at the moment who is the main protagonist in the series. But with any episodic series, there are many strong supporting characters. In our case, we have characters like Mingyu Chu playing Gage’s best friend Mason, and Tyler La Marr playing Teller. There are many other recurring characters as well.

8. Do you plan to go further, do you think on developing more stories based on Halo?

A. Of course! If all is well with Helljumper. I wanted to really expand and work on a "semi-canon" series that is based off a Spartan-III. Think of it as something like Halo meets the Bourne Trilogy since that’s what inspired that storyline.

9. How do you think the fans will react to your series?

A. I honestly wouldn’t be able to predict. Based on all positive reactions to the trailer, and during the pre-screening, we are hoping that people like the series and want to see more, so that we can grab Microsoft’s attention. At the moment, I think we are among few Halo fan films to really hit the market since Neil and Peter Jackson worked together on the Landfall short. So I hope that our exclusivity also helps to push our popularity up.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

SMUToys: Mega Bloks Halo 96932 Combat Elite & 96933 Zealot Elite Covenant Drop Pods Double Review

I know it's a bit late but better late then never, thanks for the review SMUTOYS, P.S. this is on my Christmas List

Halo Mega Bloks: 96978 Mystery Packs Series 4 Revealed

Featuring Cortana as the Ultra Rare, Crimson
 Flight Elite w/ Plasma Pistol, Purple EVA w/
Spiker, Copper Brute w/ Spiker, Arctic Marine
w/ Pistol, Yellow ODST, Light Green Marine,
and Blue Combat Elite w/ Plasma Pistol 
Credit: Adalberto Puente Vazquez and Sergio Flores Amezcua

After taking a break from the blog, I have returned with great news, recently someone posted a photo on the Halo Mega Bloks wall the packaging featuring all of the Mystery Packs AKA Hero Packs for Series 4 figures. All 8 figures are featured in front of a Spartan Helmet, seemingly same spartan seen on previous Mega Bloks packaging, with information below.

The figures include Cortana who seems to replace the Active Camo's and she has a new stand, Crimson Flight Elite w/ Plasma Pistol, Purple EVA w/ Spiker, Copper Brute w/ Spiker, Arctic Marine w/ Pistol, Yellow ODST, Light Green Marine, and Blue Combat Elite w/ Plasma Pistol. The set is for ages 8 and up / 96978 / Halo Series 4. I'm not 100% sure when these will appear in your stores but it seems to be very, very soon. We will let you know if it has been spotted. 

Now we'd like to hear from you, please comment below about how you feel about the set and which ones are you really looking forward too, I want the Yellow ODST and Purple EVA 

Update: Sergio Flores Amezcua has posted a new photo with 6 of the figures, and the newly updated foil packaging, click here to see the photo and enjoy