Ever since its original release way, way back in 2001 (I was only three years old!) the Halo series has become one of the most widely known and commercially successful science fiction video game franchises in history, superseded only by titans of entertainment such as Star Wars and Star Trek. As such, the Halo universe has been the basis of a lot of official merchandise over the years, ranging from shirts to keychains and everything between. Here are some of our favorite official pieces of Halo merchandise.
Best Xbox controller
This limited edition Spartan Locke Xbox Controller has a sleek silver, gray, and blue design that looks like the armor that Spartan Locke wears in-game. It's hard to find, so pick one up before they sell out again. There's also a code included that gives you a REQ pack in Halo 5: Guardians.
Runner-up Xbox controller
The limited edition Master Chief Xbox Controller trades the Locke-style aesthetic for a green and gold color that looks reminiscent of the armor that Master Chief wears in game. It's even harder to find than the Locke controller, so you'll have to pay a pretty penny for this collectible.
Best controller stand
This sweet little controller stand is compact, made out of the same durable materials used to make Xbox controllers, and features a cool rendition of Halo 2: Anniversary artwork. There's a hidden compartment on the back you can stow batteries in, too.
Best men's shirt
This badass shirt features a wicked-awesome design of Atriox, who looks menacing while crushing a Spartan helmet, making it perfect for fans of Halo's latest fan-favorite character. It's made out of 100% ring-spun cotton, ensuring maximum comfort.
Best women's shirt
The Locke Silhouette T-Shirt has a sweet design of Master Chief looking heroically outward with Spartan Locke's glowing visor behind him. It's also made entirely out of cotton, which makes it super comfy to wear.
This zip-up hoodie is designed to look like the MJOLNIR armor that Master Chief wears, and it's super detailed with lots of color. It's also quite warm since it's made out of 100% polyester.
Best baseball cap
This cap features the iconic Halo Wars 2 logo on the front with an adjustable strap in the back. It's also made out of 85% acrylic and 15% wool for a solid balance between comfort and firmness.
This thick, acrylic beanie has an awesome-looking image of the Spirit of Fire's logo from Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2 on the front, and it'll keep you warm in cold weather.
The Master Chief Helmet Mask looks just like what's in-game, and you can remove the visor if you want better visibility. It also features nine Master Chief phrases, seven sound effects from the games, and one Halo music track.
This sweet tan backpack from Spencers features a large 17-inch laptop pocket, a large front pocket, two side pockets, and tons of thick padding. In addition, it has a cool-looking Halo UNSC logo just above the pockets.
The UNSC Ammo Lunchbox is a roomy tin lunch container that looks just like an in-game ammo box, and it even comes with a reusable sandwich bag that is styled after a Halo military MRE.
This neat little plushie is designed to look like the iconic plasma grenade weapon from Halo that Covenant soldiers throw at you, featuring plenty of detail and a soft, Velboa fabric construction.
This bi-fold polyurethane wallet has a translucent ID slot, five extra card slots, and a gorgeous-looking artwork of the Master Chief on the outer skin, making it a fantastic choice if you're a Halo fan looking for a new wallet.
Best action figure
The Spartan Locke Deluxe Figure is 10-inches tall and features full articulation, an alternate arm for different poses, and plenty of game-accurate detail. In addition, it also comes with a code to unlock a REQ pack in Halo 5: Guardians.
Best Mega Bloks set
The Mega Bloks UNSC Infinity is a massive 31-inch replica of the UNSC Infinity warship from Halo 4 and Halo 5. In addition to the fantastic ship model, you also get a mini figure for Cortana, Master Chief, and Captain Lasky.
Best interactive toy
The BOOMCO Covenant Carbine is a dart blaster toy that's shaped just like the Covenant Carbine weapon found in the Halo games, and it shoots darts accurately and quickly, meaning it's ideal for having pretend gunfights.
Halo: The Fall of Reach is one of the most influential and important novels in the Halo canon, laying the foundation for most of the series' lore in a beautifully-written way that any Halo fan will love.
If we had to choose
There are a lot of different officially-licensed merchandise out there for Halo, and chances are, if there's something that you're looking for, it exists and is on the market. If I had to recommend something to get, though, I would say that getting the Spartan Locke Xbox Controller (opens in new tab) is a fantastic buy. It's a badass-looking controller that's not going to be available for purchase much longer. It's got a ton of detail on it compared to many other controller designs, and it's one of the best collectible items a big Halo fan can get.
If you're looking for something that has practical uses then the Master Chief Wallet's clear ID slot, abundance of extra card spaces, and awesome art design will offer the perfect way for you to manage your cash as well as your credit, debit, or gift cards while also representing the Halo franchise. If you're a fan of large projects and models, you'll absolutely love the Mega Bloks UNSC Infinity (opens in new tab). It's large size and highly-detailed design will make for a fantastic-looking model on your shelf or desk.
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