For just one day this weekend, in just one place, the Los Angeles Lakers and Microsoft sold a bizarre one Halo infinite Bundle that was snapped up by fans / resellers almost instantly in 2021.
The pack, only available for the Lakers’ home game against the Clippers on Saturday – a game they lost 119-115, in an arena to be renamed after a crypto business– Including jersey, controller and Master Chief figure.
This is what it looked like:
This is a normal Lakers jersey, no special colors or logos. That’s a Lakers controller with no mention of any gloriole
Pretty lazy! Pamper me here for a minute because that’s a worn corner of my wheelhousebut Microsoft and the Lakers did had years to prepare for this moment and then a few bonus months when the game was postponedand you couldn’t press a little harder? Look what happened last time a gloriole game came out and they wanted to do a sports collaboration!
While this would have been easier to arrange – Microsoft had been the main sponsor of the Sounders since its inception, and the team’s green colors were already a game for Xbox / Halo – it still had one Halo 5 Logo on the front.
the only What sets this Lakers jersey apart from any other one you would buy (or have customized yourself) is the fact that it has three numbers as NBA rules dictate that players can only choose between 0-99 (with the exception of 69 that no player has ever worn lmao) which means that if you want to customize your own jersey you can put MASTER CHIEF on it but not the 117.
I understand that for the sake of the Boston Celtics you couldn’t make a green Lakers jersey, but you certainly could have done something to spice it up. Wear the Master Chief figure in a Lakers jersey. Replace the Lakers’ sponsor patch with a Halo patch for this bundle only. Some!
Indeed the only one Yes, really For this bundle was the price. Swingman jerseys, like the one in this bundle, cost $ 120 alone, so considering that this also included an Xbox controller for $ 140, it was a pretty good deal.
Not that frugality was the main reason these sold out almost instantly and, of course, showed up on third-party websites. We live in a resale hell landscape where nobody buys what they want anymore, but only in the hope that someone else wants more and will pay accordingly, so no one should have been surprised that these were selling for $ 500-600 on eBay over the weekend, even after everything I just said.