Oct 13 2007
A cool item I picked up at the San Diego Comic-Con this year is a large model of a Halo 3 Scarab vehicle. The model is made by WizKids and is part of the Halo ActionClix collectible miniature game. It is the largest game figure they have ever produced and measures 24″ x 24″ x 20″. I set an Xbox controller in the below picture to give a sense of scale.
The “Battle Damaged Scarab” was a limited edition item sold exclusively at Comic-Con to 500 lucky buyers. Each day WizKids held a raffle and if your ticket was drawn you won the right to purchase one. I actually got mine at the end of the day when they sold the extras units that raffle winners did not show up to claim.
Playing through the Halo 3 game gave me a new appreciation for this model. At the time when I bought it, I had no idea that Halo 3 would feature several set piece battles where you fight one or more Covenant Scarab tanks. Those battles were a lot of fun and this model provides a cool way to recall the action.
The level of detail on the model is outstanding. The box says the model was hand painted and you can tell that a lot of effort went into the workmanship.
The click bases shown on the legs in the top picture can be removed as shown to the left. The click bases are used to track the vehicle’s health when playing the tabletop ActionClix game.
I bought the model primarly as collector item and probably won’t actually play the ActionClix game. I have played a number of the WizKids click base games in the past but never really got into them.
Now all I need to do is find a place to set this model on display. That may not be easy due to its size. I may put it in my office at work.