In the year of our lord 2023, you will be able to buy a new Xbox 360, but there is a problem. You will have to assemble it yourself. Seven years after Microsoft stopped production of what was its best-selling console, block building company Mega has revealed a 3:4 scale replica of an Xbox 360 that is available exclusively at Target starting October 8.
The 1,342-piece set includes the console, naturally; an Xbox 360 controller; and a boarded-up copy of Halo 3.
There’s also an impressive amount of internal components to build, including a functional indicator light, without worries about getting the infamous red ring of death.
According to the set description, “the console opens to reveal a disk drive (and other Easter eggs),” and apparently putting the fake Halo 3 The disk in the console will “activate the motherboard.” I’m not sure what that means, but I have a feeling that 343 Guilty Spark is involved somehow.
I am impressed by the commitment to detail in this set. I love the little touch of including one of those gray removable 360 hard drives that are, in fact, completely removable.
Even the case hits all the right nostalgia buttons, almost perfectly replicating the exact look of a 360 case, right down to those frustrating side creases.
Seeing an Xbox 360 console in the wild (though not a real console, of course) would only further reinforce that we live in an early temporal compression.