Halo Needler 1:1 Scale Replica Full Review!

NECA has brought an amazingly scaled, fully motorized Halo Needler from the hit series to life and it … is … awesome.

Now Halo fans can complete their Spartan Armor with this amazingly accurate 1:1 scaled replica of one of the most recognizable weapons of the Halo franchise: The Needler. This collectible features LED lights, accurate in-game sound effects, and a dozen fully motorized ‘crystal shards’.


The materials used for the casing are plastic but this collectible has heft. It feels weighted in the hands and is very easy to control, which is something that a lot of replicas lack when shooting for realism. The colours used where the (plastic) crystals insert is a luminescent purple seen in-game that adds that futuristic touch one would expect from this iconic weapon. The placement of the LEDs couldn’t be any more perfect and tune in sync when making the firing motion.


This piece is so much fun to play with and to admire. When you squeeze the trigger, the crystal shards will retract in a sequence to simulate being fired making it incredibly game-accurate and an immersive experience.


This bad boy is a massive feat and a colossal edition to any gamer’s dream. The dimensions are approximately 29″ long, 10″ tall and weighs just over 9 pounds. The LED lights do require 4 C batteries, which are not included.


The price point is a little high but being fully mechanized as well as being true to game in both size and build, the price is well-earned. You can get this incredible piece through online wholesalers like Amazon or directly from the NECA site for $299.99.

Liana Ruppert578 Posts

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.


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