This ODST is simply a marvelous figure. It makes me wish they had put out more waves in the ODST line, or that I had managed to get the Rookie or Buck, which are the two that were released.
- Magnificent detail. All of the lines are crisp, clean, and have a purpose. No 'wandering' sculpt lines or seams that track off to nowhere.
- Good paint apps. There is the ever so small smudge of sloppiness on the VISR edge where the metallic blue touches gray, but I can live with it, which means normal people would never even notice it.
- Highly articulated. I suppose it says something about how spoiled toy collectors are these days that the ODST figure's 28 points of articulation are considered good, but not ground breaking. Mine is new, and a bit stiff, but looks like he is ready for action.
- Hidden joints. Due to 'floating' armor plates, our ODST hero looks far less flexible than he is, as most of his joints are hidden by his gear.
- Holds his gun. Really, that's so rare it excites me to find it.
- Scaling. This figure is as tall as the Master Chief, and is a little bit more burly.I suspect this is because they switched scale slightly in the transition between the Halo 3 and Halo Reach series. This ODST is likely in scale with my Noble Six figure. I wish it was handy for photography. Maybe another time.
- Flexibility. I have already listed articulation as a pro. Plus I have mentioned how the joints look good since they are covered by gear. Well, all of that comes at a price, as our friend the ODST seems to get gear blocking a lot of the ways he wants to move. This seems particularly noticeable at the ankles, where his greaves make posing his feet a dicey proposition.
- Small Feet. I know, a weird thing to notice, but even at his increased scale from Master Chief, our ODST's feet are half the size. What does this dude wear, like a size four? It makes him somewhat difficult to stand up, especially with his other ankle issues at large.