I think it would be fair to say my son is very happy with this figure. With all the little pouches, the realistic colouring, the detail in the modeling etc , this is certainly one of the best Halo figures I've seen so far. If the shoulder pad had not dropped off it would have got 5 stars. (A spot of super glue soon fixed that.)
All in all a very nice figure ( and possibly a better buy than the Spartan Mk V, but that's only a personal observation).