McFarlane Toys MF18249 HALO 3 Series 2 Spartan Soldier in EOD Armor Action Figure (1:12 Scale)
"When I joined the Corps, we didn't have any fancy-schmanzy tanks. We had sticks! Two sticks and a rock for the whole platoon...and we had to share the rock!"
- Avery J. Johnson
The SPARTAN Programs are a series of UNSC projects designed to create physically, genetically, and technologically superior "supersoldiers" as a special fighting force within the UNSC Military. There have been three generations of the SPARTAN Program, each larger, more advanced, and more ambitious than the one before it.
The SPARTAN programs were humanity's various attempt to create super soldiers, to keep the peace between the colonies and to enforce law to the rebel factions. So far there have been three such programs, the SPARTAN-l program, SPARTAN-ll program and the latest SPARTAN-lll program, the SPARTAN-lll program had over six hundred trained spartans, almost all of which are dead.
This Series 2 action figure is a Spartan Soldier wearing EOD Armor from the hit game series, as well as accessories. Sold Out!
Height: 6 inches
Historical Account: "Thermopylae" - The SPARTAN soldiers of the UNSC are closely related to the ancient Spartans of Greece, specifically during the time of the Persian invasion led by Xerxes I. The wars between invading Persians and defending Greeks would be known as the Greco-Persian Wars, and lasted from 499-448 BC. During this war, the Battle of Thermopylae occured, in which 300 Spartan soldiers leading 5000 other Greeks under the command of Leonidas I, held back a force of approximately 2 million Persian soldiers. All of the Spartans were eventually killed, but they successfully killed 75,000 Persians, and buying the Greeks time to prepare a better defense. The Spartans' formidable resilience was due to their rigorous training in Pankration that started when the boys reached the age of 7. The legendary actions of the 300 Spartans would be immortalized in song, film, and literature around the world.