The Covenant Needler is a Mattel dart blaster that was released in 2015. It is a cross-promotional blaster based of of the Halo franchise. It requires two "AA" batteries to operate its light-up feature.

It comes packaged with sixteen Smart Stick Darts, a Halo themed Smart Stick Target, and instructions.


The Covenant Needler is a large blaster. Its design is based on the Type-56 Needler from the Halo franchise. The blaster has storage for up to eight darts on top, which also double as the needles that stick out of the gun in the original, video game counterpart. It has a built-in light that activates on trigger pull, lighting up any darts loaded into the top dart storage; the light has a power switch on the left side of the blaster. The blaster has a rapid-fire ability, similar to that of Nerf slam fire.

It advertises a firing range of sixty feet (eighteen meters).

Reloading and firing

To reload the Needler, load up to eight darts in its front turret. Pull down on the bottom half of the blaster until it locks into place; this primes the blaster.

Pull the firing trigger to fire a dart. Return the bottom half to its original position to re-prime the blaster.

To rapid-fire, hold down the trigger while repeatedly priming the blaster.