Halo 3 Covenant Plasma Rifle. In some weird recursive dream universe of toy marketing, the hit video game Halo 3 has morphed its way off the console screen and into the living room with this laser tag toy. Run around zapping your brother and sister with reckless abandon. But let the kids have a go too, eh? £79.95.
Functioning just like its console-based counterpart (minus the real plasma, of course), the Halo 3 Covenant Plasma Rifle fires an infrared beam that registers hits on an embedded LCD counter and comes complete with a wearable target. It even vibrates, flashes, recoils and recreates all the sound effects made by its pixellalled partner in destruction. But here’s the really good bit: every time the H3CPR ‘overheats’ its heat exchange flanges pop open. How cool is that?