Triforce has finally released images of both the standard and Brute variants of their full sized plasma rifles. These aren’t cheap toys folks. They are $600/$650 Hi-End collectibles. Much of the text below was copy/pasted from the source links.
Summary of both Rifles:
TriForce proudly presents the officially licensed Halo 2: Anniversary Edition- Plasma Rifle and Brute Plasma Rifle Full Scale Replicas, masterfully sculpted and painted by the artisans at TriForce. The end result is the most authentic representation of the Covenant officer corps’ and Brute Officers serving under Tartarus primary weapon of choice. The Plasma Rifle Full Scale Replicas are hand-finished and hand-painted to precision quality. Intricately crafted and cast in polystone, it measures 24.5″ in length, weighs in at 15 pounds, and features working LED effects! Own this authentic piece of video game history as part of a Limited Edition. The standard version is limited to 500 pieces while the Brute version is limited to only 150 pieces.
Product Dimensions: 14″ H x 6″ D x 24.5” L
Product Weight: 20 lbs.
Artist: TriForce Development Team
Estimated Ship Date: 3rd Quarter 2015
The Backstory for each:
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.
Brute Plasma Rifle:
Known as the blood-hand by Jiralhanae, this variant of the Type-25 DER was manufactured at hidden assembly forges within High Charity in preparation for the High Prophet of Truth’s bloody takeover of the Covenant. Under its crimson plating the artisan-engineers in Truth’s employ were allowed to make modifications to the Type-25’s sacred design pattern to increase rate of fire and damage that would have been deemed heretical without a hierarch’s direct blessing.
These are available to pre-order now. A partial payment is due at the time of pre-order. Check each listing (see below) for that amount and to order.
I’d love to have them, but that’s a bit out of my price range. However, if YOU buy one, PLEASE let me know. When you get it, take some good pics and I’ll feature them on the blog.
For now, I’m going to have to be satisfied with my laser tag version from many years ago.