November 18, 2011

Star Wars and Halo

       The other day, while standing in line for the Halo CEA launch party, I was thinking about all the Halo Media and merchandise. And then, I realized something. Halo is approaching Star Wars status.

       Just think. Halo may not have any movies out, (except for Halo Legends) but it's sure made up for that in video games. There are currently seven (nine, if you count Halo Custom Edition, and 2 Vista) games on the market, along with a couple cancelled projects. Then, at least three are on the way, as well as rumors of a Halo Wars 2. Then, there are nine novels out, with at least three on the way. There are six comics out, along with two on the way. There are seven official game guides, as well as five reference books, including The Art of Halo 3, which has become outstandingly collectible, going for anywhere from $200-over $1000. Halo 2, 3, and Reach all have Limited Editons, with 3 and Reach having a Legendary Edition as well, being even more collectible. There's soundtracks, numerous behind-the-scenes videos, and the famous Halo comedy, Red vs Blue. There are Mega Blocks, action figures, costumes, Limited Edition statues, Xbox consoles, controllers, as well as tons of little things including stickers, magnets, skins, computer wallpapers, posters, shirts, stuffed Grunts, etc.

       Give Halo a few year's time, and I think it will reach Star Wars status, if it hasn't already. So keep it up, all you Master Chiefs, Arbiters, Noble-Sixes, Rookies, and Cortanas out there. Keep playing, reading, watching, laughing, building, collecting, looking, waiting in line, modding, and forging. Because it isn't always the merchandise that makes up a franchise, it's the ones who buy it.


  1. Josh(AKA Halo Nerd)November 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Very cool article! I hope a lot of people will read this and contribute so Halo can keep on going. Man 343 needs to come out with some car accesories. That would be cool:)

  2. Josh(AKA Halo Nerd)November 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    It's funny, I was looking in my instruction book for Halo CEA today and they said something about Halo CEA weting your thirst for what is going to come in the next 10 years. So I guess that means that Halo will be around for a least another decade. :)!!

  3. Not to burst your bubble, but they may have just meaent that as a hopefull. But like we were talking about the other day, it just might last another decade. (I hope!)