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Microsoft Is Giving Away A Special XBox Controller WITH HAIR

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As we speed rapidly toward April 8 and the release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in theaters, the tie-in products are starting to appear on store shelves…limited-edition wrappers with Sonic and Tails’ grinning CGI faces, or Sonic and Knuckles grimacing as they arm-wrestle. But there’s one Sonic 2 product you WON’T be finding in stores, because it it was mass-produced it could lead to the fall of civilization.

Microsoft has announced a special giveaway for a one-of-a-kind XBox Series S console branded with Sonic 2 art. The large speaker-like thing on the front is encircled by a gold ring and below, the stock “grimacing” image of Sonic and Knuckles appears. But what makes the prize TRULY special are the one-of-a-kind controllers made after the images of these characters…covered in fur. And pretty shaggy fur, at that!

If you’re thinking right now that Sonic is covered in quills, not fur, you aren’t the first to make that observation. However, this is meant to symbolize Movie Sonic, whose large fin-like quills are inexplicably furry. Thus, we have an inexplicably furry XBox controller to go with it. Make sense now?

If you haven’t been on social media in a while, you need to reopen your Twitter feed just for today to read the reactions to this thing, because they’re all classic. One user did not care to know what such a monstrosity would look like after a week of sweaty, Cheeto-fingered use. Another pointed out that you could probably just stick it in the washing machine.

You’ll also NEED a social media account if you want to enter the contest. By simply following the official XBox account, retweeting the below message and including the hashtag #XboxSonic2Sweepstakes, this hairy prize could be yours.

You must be over 18 to enter, and the contest ends April 4. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 opens in theaters four days after that.