Few of us have the necessary skills (or tools) needed to build our own replica props, but with enough disposable income that can be easily overcome. Triforce’s upcoming full-scale Plasma rifle replica from Halo 2: Anniversary Edition might cost $US600, but it’s a perfect hand-painted imitation that looks like it was snatched from a fallen Covenant fighter on the battlefield.
Triforce claims the replica Plasma rifle has a fascinating pedigree:
Built using ancient design patterns dating to before the foundation of the Covenant, the Type-25 DER is crafted using a miraculous Forerunner plasma generator reliquary core carefully wrapped in Sangheili-designed and San ‘Shyuum-refined controls and restrictors. The resulting weapon is a masterpiece of form and function carried exclusively by the Covenant’s most elite holy warriors.
But in reality the 64cm long, 7kg blaster is made from an earthly material known as polystone and even includes working LED lighting effects so it’s not much or a stretch to believe you’re using it to blast alien hordes. Only 500 copies of the blue version are being created, requiring a $US150 deposit to pre-order. But the red alternative is even rarer, with only 150 being made at $US650 a piece. [Triforce via MCV UK]