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343 Industries and Mattel Sign Master Licensing Agreement, Introduce New Halo Toys. 

This is great news! I’m looking forward to some of the shown toys. Below I listed my favorites.

 

BoomCo. Halo UNSC MA5 Blaster: (SRP: $49.99) – One of the most iconic, go-to weapons of choice for the Master Chief. Includes true-to-game features – rapid-fire action, interchangeable clips and extra QwikClip storage in stock. Its size, speed and QwikClip compatibility make it a must-have item.

Halo Ghost Vehicle and 6″ figure: (SRP: $29.99) – Step into the Halo universe with the Ghost vehicle and 6” Elite Officer figure. Includes highly detailed 6” figure with removable armor and weapon.

Halo Energy Sword: (SRP: $49.99) – LFX and motion-activated SFX deliver life-like Halo experience, includes “Try Me” feature. Recreate epic Covenant vs. Spartan battles with Halo-inspired Covenant deco and design.

And last but not least, my favorite:

Halo 6″ Figure Assortment: (SRP: $19.99) – All new 6” collectible action figures series brings the Halo universe to life! More than 30 points of articulation in a highly poseable form. Each figure includes mix-and-match armor suit and 1-2 iconic, interchangeable weapons so you can customize your figure for battle.

The Halo MEGA line will be on display at New York Toy Fair this weekend. I wish I could attend! The full Mattel line of Halo products will also be available for viewing at Mattel’s Collector’s Night on Sunday. The products will be available this fall.

Quelle: 343 Industries and Mattel Sign Master Licensing Agreement, Introduce New Halo Toys – Xbox Wire

 

HWC – Impressions from the EMEA Qualifiers in Cologne

This past weekend my hometown Cologne was not only the place for weird dressed up people who listened to terrible music, no, it was also the place where the best Halo teams from Europe, the middle East and Africa battled for a spot in the Halo World Championship finals in America. Halo 5 was played in a 4v4 competition.

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12 Teams were invited. 4 Teams from the UK, 2 from Germany, 4 from France and 1 Team from South Africa. They played Slayer, CTF and Strongholds with best of 5 in the quarterfinals and best of 7 in the semifinals.

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The winning Team was Infused from the UK. Second place went to excel eSports also from the UK. Third place was taken by another UK Team, Epsilon eSports and the fourth place went to Fab Games eSports from Germany. Yay!

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I was there with my daughter and my boyfriend which was quite exciting. My daughter wasn’t very interested in any of the shenanigans though. The ESL Studios in Cologne are quite big compared to the one in L.A. and the atmosphere was very chilled. I saw a lot of friendly faces. Goldenboy and Bravo were there moderating as per usual. I must say I’m always amazed how well they do it.

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On March 19-20 the Halo World Championship finals will take place. Until then there are still some battles to fight. Next up is Latin America on February 13-14 (with 8 teams battling for 1 spot) and then North America on February 19-21 (with 16 teams battling for 8 spots). I am excited to see who will make it. Btw, the prize pool of 2 million dollars is partly crowdfunded. 343 had 1 million and then decided to add most of the income from the purchase of REQ packs to that. On Waypoint it says: Still growing…so if you want to help out some poor Halo playing teenager, buy a REQ pack 🙂

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Fist of the Unicorn feat. Our Love 4 Halo and Girls Love Halo Giveaway

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The first Fist of the Unicorn Giveaway has started. To enter, follow the steps explained below. Only people who follow the rules will be considered entries.

  1. You need an Instagram account.
  2. You must follow Girls Love Halo and Our Love 4 Halo.
  3. To enter, re-post the official Giveaway picture that is posted on Instagram on your account using the hashtag #fistoftheunicorngiveaway.
  4. Tag both accounts in the picture.

The Giveaway starts on Friday the 5th when I make the post on Instagram. You have the whole weekend to enter. There will be a post on Sunday the 7th when it’s closed. I will pick the winners on Monday the 8th randomly in a video. There will be 3 winners. Each winner will be contacted by me via direct message on Instagram. If you don’t reply with your shipping address within 24 hours I will pick someone else. Also, I will check with each winner if the rules of the Giveaway were followed. If not your entry won’t count and someone else gets picked.

And now to the interesting part….the actual Giveaway 🙂

First person to get picked wins this:

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A wireless Xbox One Limited Edition Locke controller and a Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians game. The game is a german version but the language setting contains english audio.

Second person to get picked wins this:

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A Xbox One Hoodie (Size Large) and a Xbox One Cap.

Third person to get picked wins this:

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A Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians game. The game is a german version but the language setting contains english audio.

Good Luck!

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