Product Line / RE:EDIT
Scale & Class / 1/12 Scale Collectible Figure
Manufacturer / 1000toys
Release Date / 2021
Appearances / Halo Infinite
In 2020, 1000toys took (or repurposed, as I previously placed it) the RE:EDIT brand from Sen-Ti-Nel and released Master Chief’s Mjolnir Mark V from Halo: Combat Evolved. Master Chief in his Mjolnir powered assault armor is easily one of the most recognized video game characters in pop culture, so having him as a 1/12 scale high-end collectible is much appreciated. Overall, the figure is great, but also has its fair share of issues. In 2021, 1000toys took another shot at a Mjolnir power armor, and is specifically timed with the release of the next Halo installment, Halo Infinite. I’m not sure if this would lead to more Halo figures, but for now, let’s look at the Mjolnir Mark VI [Gen 3].
Let’s start with the aesthetics, and the sophomore RE:EDIT Halo release continues the “showroom clean” look that some found uncharacteristic for a character who’s been in countless battles. Though it does have that single recognizable scuff over the left pectoral armor panel. Compared to the Mark V, the Mark VI [Gen 3] has a lot more sculpted surface detail, which further emphasizes the armor as sophisticated military hardware. Articulation is also great, and you can easily put Master Chief in a variety of poses seen in the games. But don’t expect the figure to pull off very dynamic poses, especially for a character who primarily shoots rifles. Speaking of rifles, the Mark VI [Gen 3] comes with both the MA40 Assault Rifle and CQS48 Bulldog, as well as the Covenant energy sword. Fortunately, the figure has less issues holding the rifles and the hands pop out less often than in the Mark V, though it still can so take note when posing.