Peter Cooper, a writer, graphic novelist and amateur film director, is selling a real Warthog — as in, the famed giant-wheeled, off-roading, battle-hardened rig favored by the super soldier known as Master Chief in the Halo games. Cooper and a crew of fellow Halo fans in the UK built the replica for “Operation Chastity,” which is a fan-made Halo film Cooper directed.
Cooper described the process, “We took an old Land Rover Defender 110 that was due to be scrapped and removed everything but the chassis and engine,” he said. “New wheels were put on, a steel frame constructed, and the body assembled using plywood and fiberglass to create the familiar Halo Warthog shape.” The vehicle is now fully operational and street legal. It’s also for sale. Cooper’s asking price is $28,000, but he admits that he’d lower the price as long as the vehicle ends up in the hands of a true “Halo loving” fan like himself.