spotted this Needler at the 2015 New York Toy Fair, and our own Toy correspondent Andrew Liszewski can confirm that it does in fact exist. It's a real BOOMco blaster with awesome BOOMco darts If only they could intelligently home in on targets like the game's needles.
A Needler is a silent and deadly ranged weapon that uses both laser power and needles crafted from a form of crystallised neurotoxin to kill its targets. Needlers have a long and bloody history, having been utilised by for millennia. These deadly weapons were favoured by the assassins of the Terran Courts during the days before . Needle pistols are sophisticated and elegant handguns whose operation is silent, invisible and deadly. The finest examples use a combination of a flash-less laser to pierce flesh, followed by an impellor-shot of virulent poisons delivered instantaneously into the open wound. This combination can lay low the roughest foe with ruthless efficiency.
This Needler looks like it's probably a reshell of the Twisted Spinner, , but it does seem to have a trigger this time, and it looks like an incredible prop nonetheless. The spines on the back even glow.
Halo deathmatches are about to get real. (Except the whole dying part.) Mattel is turning the hit video game's into awesome toy dart guns. First up: The infamous Needler.