Closer Look: Jazwares: Halo: The Spartan Collection. Wave 6 Spartan Linda-058

ByCorey

August 10, 2022

Reviewed by:Atsuma
08/10/2022

Not much is known about Spartan Linda in the Halo Universe, unless you have read the books. Since 343 decided in Halo 5 to add all of Master Chief’s old friends and make them a team called Blue Team. Throughout Halo 5, their job is protect Master Chief, Keep Agent Locke at bay, and hunt down Cortana although it is considered going rogue. Yet, it is respectable for Spartans to go rogue for one another, since the UNSC is harsh with punishments of the Spartans, which could be as extreme as execution. It is not common at all, either for a Spartan, since their loyal to their cause and because of Dr. Halsey.

Linda comes from the Spartan Program that Master Chief, and Kelly are from. This would be Spartan Project MK II. These Spartans are genetically enhanced and made into living weapons that could easily take down waves of Covenant Forces. That is all I know about it.

Her involvement in Halo 5 is to be Master Chief’s Sniper/Marksmen. This is due to how sharp her aim is, and she even got a specialized Armor, and a special sniper rifle called the SRS 99-S5 Sniper Rifle Nornfang.

With that brief introduction to Linda finished, shall we get into this review?

Sculpt, Articulation, and Paint Application

Sculpt
The sculpt of the figure is slick. This is because they seemed to have improved the mold, compared to the other Spartan that shares it, Spartan Kelly. The armor feels smoother, the details upon the sculpt seem to be better engraved, and a brand new helmet sculpt. Besides this, the armor is definitely an improvement from their last Halo 5 figure.

Articulation
The overall articulation is the same as other figures in this line. There has been no change, as it has the expected arms, legs, ankles, wrists, toe, head, torso and etc. articulation.

Paint Application
This is definitely a huge plus! Since it might just be the color of Spartan Linda, which has a gray tint, but you can see tons of little silver scuff marks that represent her battle wears and marks. This is a huge plus, since on these Spartans for some reason, Jazwares hates adding the little details that make the Spartans look more accurate. Overall, the paint application is a huge one up from previous figures. Another huge one up, is that her SRS 99-S5 Sniper Rifle Nornfang is custom painted as well, with its Halo 5 colors. Mocking it perfectly.

Features and Accessories

Features

  • Arm and Leg articulations
  • Elbow and Knee articulations
  • Ankle and Wrist articulations
  • Toe articulations
  • Head joint
  • Torso joint
  • Interchangeable Hands

Accessories

  • x1 Spartan Linda Figure
  • x1 SRS 99-S5 Sniper Rifle Nornfang
  • x1 Sidekick pistol
  • x5 Interchangeable Hands.
Quality

The overall quality is a good 9.5. The score would have been lower, since it seems like they continue to keep using the same armor body and such, instead of trying to recreate her actual Halo 5 armor. Since they did this on Spartan Jorge and the other Noble Team, that each one got their own Custom Armor Set. That just indicates a bit of laziness with the figure.

Overall: 9.5

Value

The overall value should be around 18-25, but retail is about 22.99-24.99.

Overall: $21.99

Overall Score

9.5

Recommendation

Pick it Up