You’ll Soon Be Able To Buy a Brand-New Xbox 360

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In the year 2023, enthusiasts and fans of retro gaming will have the opportunity to acquire a brand-new Xbox 360, but with a unique twist – they’ll need to assemble it themselves. This intriguing offer comes seven years after Microsoft ceased production on what was once its best-selling console. The novelty arises from a collaboration between Mega, a renowned block builder company, and Target.

The set, which is set to hit the shelves exclusively at Target on October 8th, boasts an impressive 1,342 pieces. Within this comprehensive kit, you’ll find a meticulously crafted replica of the Xbox 360 console, an iconic Xbox 360 controller, and a cleverly designed, brick-built copy of the beloved game, Halo 3.

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What makes this replica truly stand out is its attention to detail. It’s not merely an exterior shell; it’s a complete, 3:4 scale reproduction, encompassing the console’s internals as well. Notably, it features a functional indicator light, eliminating any concerns about encountering the notorious “red ring of death.”

The description of the set promises even more surprises. The console opens to reveal a disc drive and various “Easter eggs,” and intriguingly, inserting the faux Halo 3 disc into the console purportedly “activates the motherboard.” While the specifics of this feature remain somewhat mysterious, it’s sure to evoke curiosity and nostalgia among gamers.

Intricate elements are replicated too, including the detachable 360 hard drive, which can be removed just like the real thing. The attention to detail extends even to the box itself, faithfully mimicking the look of an authentic Xbox 360 box, complete with those familiar, sometimes frustrating side folds.

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The nostalgia factor of this replica set is palpable. For those who grew up in the early 2000s, encountering this lifelike creation on a Target shelf might induce a surreal sensation of time travel. In 2023, a resurgence of classic video game titles like Final Fantasy, Diablo, Baldur’s Gate, and Armored Core, along with the revival of beloved shonen anime series and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in theaters, adds to the sense that the past is converging with the present.

The Mega Xbox 360 replica set is priced at $149.99 and was available for pre-order on Target’s website. However, due to overwhelming demand and the irresistible allure of nostalgia, pre-orders are already sold out. Fortunately, for those who missed out, there may be other options from competing brick builder companies to satisfy their cravings for classic consoles.

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