Yes! It’s the first item of Fall 2011! This won’t be out in stores until August or September (depending on where you live), but I’m happy to have one so I can give you guys the first look! This set includes the brand new, ultra-detailed Elite model!
The back of the box!
I’m pretty much in love with the Elite lineart in this box. Just saying.
Of course, you guys are really here to see figs, not boxes … so here’s the Grunts. Pretty basic; they’re painted to match this set, but otherwise they’re just like every other Grunt you’ve ever seen! As usual, they come with a Plasma Pistol and Plasma Grenade. Still, now you have a guaranteed way of getting them without needing the Battlescape or Series 3 packs. And I love this color; so serious!
Here is the Brute of the set, looking very noble and confident with his Brute Shot!
A comparison to the blue Brute from Series 3 (left). The Series 3 version is darker and has a matte finish. The Covenant Assault version has brighter, higher-contrast details and a glossy finish.
And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for …!
Wow! The new Elite is so cool! Those angles! That detail! The all-new Needler matches the aggressive look of the new Elite perfectly.
Old Elite (left) Vs. New Elite (right). It’s easy to see just how different they are; this new model has been totally redesigned from scratch to match the in-game model. I think this is the best looking model for any character we have out right now. It’s just so detailed!
Here’s the whole gang on the included display stand!
So what do you guys think? Do you love it? How do you feel about the new Elite? Let me know in the comments!