Halo Infinite Mega Bloks toys may have just given away a massive spoiler
We might still know next to nothing about Halo Infinite officially, but the tie-in toyline seems to be dropping spoilers all over the place.
Details about upcoming video games leak out from all kinds of unlikely sources, from age rating boards to job listings, but another reliable one is toyline tie-ins.
This is more of a problem for movies, since the toys have to be manufactured well in advance, but it does happen sometimes with games as well. It certainly seems to have given away important information about Halo Infinite, so beware as there are genuine spoilers ahead.
They come from a line of new Mega Bloks toys, the not-Lego brand of construction toys that instead of having buildable mini-figures use relatively realistic-looking action figures.
*** WARNING: POSSIBLE HALO INFINITE SPOILERS ***
Fans have been pouring over the new Mega Construx Halo Infinite range on Reddit but the most important detail is a Brute character called Hyperious, who many think is the voice heard on the recent teaser audio from Microsoft.
What’s interesting about this is that on his shoulder he seems to have the broken helmet of Spartan Locke, one of the main playable characters from Halo 5 and a firm non-favourite of fans – for taking the limelight away from Master Chief.
Many think this means he’s dead and is killed off early on in Halo Infinite, so that there’s no question of him being the main character again. Which is quite the spoiler to be giving away in an ugly little toy like this.
Other revelations aren’t quite so spoilerific, but there seems to be a new Banished vehicle referred to as a skiff and a hint that a Pelican dropship will act as some kind of mobile base in the game.
‘Modelled after its appearance in Halo Infinite, this massive dropship features poseable wings and other parts, a cockpit hatch, and working landing gear. Open it up to reveal a hidden interior featuring where Master Chief was brought back online. Or choose to build a huge UNSC compound with fortification barrier, forklift vehicle, space rocket, and more’, reads the toy description.
The pilot action figure certainly seems to be the same character from the E3 2019 trailer, so clearly it’s not just a random toy design.
Finally, there’s a non-action figure-scaled part of a Halo ring, which seems to match up very closely with pre-release artwork, to the point where fans think one of the buildings at the end is the Palace of Pain.
Some of this may be a stretch but the images and descriptions where sensitive enough that Mega Bloks has been forced to take them down from their website, perhaps to await the Xbox reveal event which is currently rumoured for the week beginning 20 July.
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