I've been a fan of since Halo: Combat Evolved
came out in 2001 so if you want to be technical about it, that's when my collection started. My collection consisted of the games, the collectors edition, a couple of consoles, the books, and a few action figures. That was all I could afford until I started college. Fast forward to 2009 when McFarlane was starting to really crank out the action figures. That was when my collection really began to grow.
My prized possessions are my life size Noble Team statues.
I have the only complete set outside of Microsoft and 343 Industries. I'm very proud of those pieces. As for places to look: eBay, Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and local game stores. We're in a bit of a dead zone with Halo
collectibles right now because nothing new has come out. Wicked Cool Toys
just announced that they acquired the licensing for Halo Infinite
so we'll be seeing all sorts of collectibles late 2020.
I'm one of the biggest Halo
Collectors in the world and that didn't happen overnight. It takes time and its very expensive. LOL! I love to share my passion and show off my collection with others but always remember that it doesn't matter how big of a collection you have. Just because I have an enormous collection doesn't make me any more of a fan than you. What's important is that we're Halo
fans and we're part of this incredible community. :)
As a tip to start collecting, do some research on the various lines of action figures/collectibles, find what you like, and focus on that one line. Also, if you ever have any questions or want some information on pricing for something, feel free to message me anytime. I hate to see collectors get ripped off. People tend to think that Halo
collectibles are like Funko POP's
meaning that they think anything "old" or "exclusive" is going to be super valuable. That's not always the case.