I remember when Halo was the video game series at the time. The first three were stellar blockbusters that pushed the boundaries of video game storytelling and online re-playability. While the furor around the series has tempered in recent releases (though still hugely popular), the Halo culture has slowly seeped into other aspects of the entertainment and merchandise industry. One new product set to ship this July is the Master Chief motorcycle helmet.
343 Industries, the current developer of the Halo series, partnered with National Entertainment Collectibles Association in November 2013 and has been helping NECA deliver Halo merchandise since then. The Master Chief motorcycle helmet is the next product to be offered.
This isn’t just a replica of the Master Chief helmet found in the game, but one designed for the rigors of motorcycling. Front air intakes reduce shield fogging, with rear vents designed to keep one’s head cool and dry.
Other exterior features include an ABS shell with a beautiful, matte UV-protective clear coat and UV-protected shield.
Inside, the Master Chief helmet has a contoured center pad designed to allow heat to dissipate from the top of the scalp and dual-layer ESP cheek pads, both of which are removable and washable. The helmet also features an “eyeglass friendly interior.”
Final pricing hasn’t been announced for the helmet, which will be sold as a limited edition. Sizes are set to range from small (55 to 56 cm) to extra large (61 to 62 cm). The helmet meets or exceeds DOT standards (FMVSS 49 CFR 571.218).
The photos are not of the final production product so we can only hope that it looks as cool as we hope it should. While the series may not be all that it once was, for many of us the memories of playing as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 are vivid. And if we can look just a fraction of the coolness he portrays, we can’t complain.
(Editor's note: I want it. NOW. Oh, and an energy sword too.)
Photos Courtesy Of NECA
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