UPDATE: It’s very possible that Microsoft gave away multiples of these consoles and controllers. A winner on Twitter shared images of his Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Xbox Series S sharing he did not rip his controllers apart, but did say they are uncomfortable.
Is this the part where I say that I never sold it and I don't plan to? Guess they made multiple of these things and had multiple winners.
Also, I am NOT ripping off that fur. Yeah it's uncomfortable, but it's a memento. It's the novelty that counts. pic.twitter.com/zfihw1qFCm
— Tony (Commissions: OPEN) (@ExDweller) September 5, 2023
Original: In 2022 when Sonic the Hedgehog 2 came to theaters, Microsoft partnered up with Paramount Pictures to giveaway a one-of-a-kind Xbox Series S and Controllers themed after the popular movie. In June, Twitter user @mcnick01 shared that the winner of the sweepstakes traded the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Xbox Series S and the two furry controllers representing Sonic and Knuckles to a local GameStop.
Not only did he trade these extremely rare items to a GameStop, but mcnick01 also claims the person “ripped the fur off the controllers because he said it was uncomfortable”.
— nic (@mcnick01) June 30, 2023
Images of what the controllers look like now have not been shared, but someone might want to tell the person they missed out on a fortune. Occasionally Microsoft will partner with companies to promote a movie or game to giveaway a one-of-a-kind console or controller. Most recently they gave away the first-ever pizza-scented controller in partnership with TMNT: Mutant Mayhem.
It’s unknown what the person received for this very rare trade-in to GameStop.
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie came to theaters on April 8, 2022.
Thanks to Liam Robertson for pointing this out.