The Red Team Leader is one of the few Halo figures I have been wanting to see. This is how Spartans should look. The Master Chief looks mostly the same as all the other ones we see Mcfarlane Toys release with almost every series of Halo they do: Great detail, great articulation, kind of dorky looking though. He looks like he is wearing a diaper. Red Team Leader I believe the defining mold for Spartans that we have seen thus far. He just looks ready to kick alien butt. The shoulder pads seem to add a lot to the outstanding features of this figure. I have never really believed the phrase "it looks like it stepped out of the movie/game/show" until I saw this figure. AMAZING detail with many points of articulation(I counted 32). Very durable, very sturdy, and very pose-able. Amazing paint job all around, but especially the visor of the helmet. His assault rifle fits very nicely in both hands, and he looks very good with a shotgun as well. He can hold the flamethrower nicely also, though not as good as Master Chief. They even molded the trigger finger on the right hand just perfectly to fit with the grip of the weapons. Just an amazing figure. I hope they sell them separately eventually, because I would love to get two more Red Leaders and outfit them with SMGs and shotguns like the game. If you have to get one Spartan figure, let this be the one. Heck, he comes with Master Chief, so you cover all your bases. Not for small children since the weapons are small and could be choke-able.