Well, if you're not counting, here what you'll be seeing on store shelves along with the three differently packaged versions of the game or soon thereafter:
Well, theres the expansion of the Videogame series... Halo Wars , and the yet unannounced game that Peter Jackson is making with Wingnut Interactive. He actually set up that division of his company just for this game...it'll be their first. :shock: http://nikon.bungie.org/news.html?item=16770
3... thats right 3 seperate toy lines, all to new companies... Joyride Studios liscensing contract has expired, and Bungie has said that it is very unlikely that they will ever re-instate it. So those of you with hopes of getting Halo 3 action figures to display proudly alongside your Halo 1 and 2 figures... you'd better hope that the new figures from the new company are to scale with your old ones.
And just to clarify, the 3 lines that I am talking about are; Halo 3 ActionClix..or HeroClix whatever they brand it as, The new Japanese company that will be doing line of busts, and the new action figure contract they announced most recently with Gentle Giant for 12" figures.
See here: http://nikon.bungie.org/news.html?item=17970
or here: http://www.figures.com/databases/action.cg...e=1518&nl=1
Then add in the usual merchandise... like soundtracks.. Microsoft just sold the publishing rights to the entire Halo franchise to Warner Brothers.... so they'll be pimping Halo albums...plural. http://www.music4games.net/News_Display.aspx?id=531
And T-Shirts and other various apparel sold through Bungies own store, and exclusive designs only sold through Hot Topic. http://search.hottopic.com/search?p=Q&...opic&w=Halo
And the newly announced comic book with Marvel as an outgrowth of the Graphic Novel project.
Also lets not forget Halo brand Laser Tag... Halo Laser Command by Jasman toys that was announced a few weeks ago too. http://nikon.bungie.org/news.html?item=17976
Oh, so Halo soda as well.
I'm not saying all this is a bad thing. I know I'll be out there collecting this stuff too, as would any die-hard fan. But I would say that Bungie / Microsoft seem to be dishing out liscensing contracts at an alarming rate. Any time that happens theres bound to be a few merchandising regrets among the really successful and worthwhile stuff like the Novels. I guess I just never expected the day that I could walk into a mall and find Halo stuff in like every other store... music, books, apparel, toys, lasertag, tabletop games, soda, ...oh and what else...OH, YEAH THERE A VIDEOGAME BASED ON THAT TOO!
So... UnderRoos anyone? :mrgreen: