Hey everyone! With the Flood Pod and Elite Ultra Pod finally hitting store shelves, I thought it would be great to take a look at what Halo pods you can find in stores this season. Let’s get started!
Flood Drop Pod: Combat Form
This caused quite a stir when we’d posted it on our Facebook page, and it’s easy to see why. It even includes two Infection forms!
Can we talk a bit about how gross looking this thing is? Because it’s … really gross. It’s 360 degrees of brown mushy grossness. The seams are actually really well hidden on this model — I’ve often found myself having to look very closely to find the front panel to remove.
The Combat Form Flood! This style of fig isn’t new, but this one has a darker color-way that matches the Flood Pod.
As if it wasn’t creepy enough, when you open it up inside there’s Elite body parts stuck to the wall! Eww.
Actually, they’re there so you can transform the Combat Form Flood to a regular purple Combat Elite using our Armory System. The set also includes a Plasma Pistol so the Elite isn’t completely helpless.
Covenant Drop Pods
The Covenant Drop Pods come in three flavours: the Arctic style (Elite Ultra), standard style (Elite Zealot), and the Damaged style (Combat Elite).
Best of all … they have hinges!
Elite Ultra / Ascetic Elite
The Elite Ultra is a totally new style of figure for us, and it looks really great. A beautiful mix of dark and light metallic colours accented by the red symbols on its chest and head piece. It comes equipped with a Needle Rifle.
This set is also part of our Armory program and includes parts to create an Aescetic Elite using just the legs of the Elite Ultra. Awesome! And the purple Energy Sword is — in my opinion — the nicest one we’ve released so far.
The Fuel Rod Gun! This weapon has been one of the most requested of them all, and it’s pretty impressive to see it realized — it’s almost as big as the figure itself! This set also includes a Plasma Pistol and Energy Sword.
The paint job on the Zealot is just wonderful — about as nice as the Arbiter included in the Phantom set. The bright green goes really well with the gold. This set includes three weapons (or four, depending on how you want to count them): a Beam Rifle, a Needler, and two Plasma Grenades.
So that’s the Drop Pod lineup for Spring 2012. I’m having a hard time picking a favourite here — can you guys help me out? Let me know which one you like the most!