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star wars kinect c-3po dancing

Microsoft offered up a custom R2-D2 themed 360 console that came with a C-3PO inspired gold chrome controller when the Star Wars Kinect abortion released last year. The console looked awesome and was clearly targeted for Star Wars fanboys, but the true gem in the package was the C-3PO themed controller. It’s sexy golden sheen and style were almost enough to get an uber-fan like me to plunk down hundreds of dollars just to own one, but the cost of buying a new console to do so just didn’t make sense.

Unfortunately, for fans like myself, there was no other means to secure one of the Golden Rod controllers unless I wanted to take to the black market and pay upwards of $180 for one on Ebay. I’m a collector at heart, but not a complete sucker, so I gave up my quest for finding the holy grail of Xbox 360 controllers.

That was until today when Microsoft’s Major Nelson revealed that they’ll be selling a “Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Gold Wireless Controller” for $54.99 exclusively at GameStop, and their own retail stores. It may not have 3PO’s stomach wiring lining the black portion of the controller, but it definitely sports the shiny gold paint job that made the Star Wars Kinect themed controller a stand out.

This C-3PO-ish controller will go on sale in select regions this August. You can check out an image of the controller and the actual C-3PO one for comparison purposes after the break.

Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Gold Wireless Controller

New gold chrome xbox 360 controller

 

Official C-3PO Star Wars Kinect Controller

c3po xbox 360 controller

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.