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Now there’s a Destiny toaster to go with your Xbox Series X mini-fridge

It seems that Microsoft isn’t the only company getting into the appliance game. Bungie is joining Microsoft in rolling out an appliance of its own, today opening up pre-orders for the official Destiny toaster. Destiny fans were promised that Bungie would look into offering a Destiny toaster last year after a fundraising live stream hit a certain donation goal, and now what was once a meme has become a reality.

While some Destiny fans will undoubtedly like to see the commitment to the meme, actually taking home one of these toasters will cost a fair amount of cash. The Destiny toaster is available on the Bungie Store for a hefty $84.99, and it’s safe to say that most people usually wouldn’t expect to spend nearly $100 on a toaster.

In any case, the two-slice Destiny toaster is themed after the Jotunn Fusion Rifle, featuring the same color scheme and the same insignia on the side. As a nice touch, it’ll toast the Destiny logo into your bread, though we do have to wonder how toasted the final product actually is after looking at these images on the Bungie Store.

Bungie says that 10% of the profits from the Destiny toaster will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and that everyone who buys it will get a free sandwich holder as well. Those who pre-order the toaster will also get a code for the “Burnt Edges” emblem in Destiny 2.

It’s actually been a big week for video game appliances, believe it or not. Not only do we have this Destiny toaster, but during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase during E3 2021, Microsoft revealed that it’s actually making the Xbox Series X mini-fridge and will release it this holiday season. Bungie’s Destiny toaster will be shipping out around the same time, with the company saying that orders should ship in December 2021 or January 2022.

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Xbox Series X mini-fridge appears chilling Dwayne Johnson’s new energy drink

For several days after the design of the Xbox Series X was revealed, comparisons between the console and a refrigerator were basically inescapable. Microsoft even leaned into the memes itself by teaming up with Snoop Dogg for a video featuring the Xbox Series X fridge. At the same time, Microsoft general manager of Xbox games marketing Aaron Greenberg was spotted on Twitter asking – seemingly seriously – if gamers would be interested in purchasing an Xbox Series X mini-fridge should Microsoft decide to make one.

It seems that Microsoft has indeed decided to make an Xbox Series X mini-fridge, though unfortunately for the serious gamers of the world, it looks like we can’t actually buy the thing – at least not yet. Instead, the Xbox Series X mini-fridge is being given away in a new promotion featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his new energy drink ZOA.

Johnson is launching ZOA today, and he’s teamed up with Microsoft to give away what’s being called the “ZOA Xbox Package.” The package comes with the Xbox Series X mini-fridge (which also carries ZOA branding) that is “fully stocked with ZOA Energy products.” It also comes with a custom ZOA Xbox Wireless Controller that actually looks pretty cool in our professional opinion.

The sweepstakes is being run through Microsoft Rewards, and you’ll spend Rewards points to enter. The sweepstakes doesn’t kick off until March 25th, so at the moment, we’re not sure how many points it’s going to take to enter the giveaway. It’ll run until June 1st, 2021, and it’s open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC.

So, once the giveaway kicks off, you’ll have a little over two months to get your entries in. Aside from that package, Microsoft says that it will have other “fun surprises” available through its Rewards program, and though we imagine those will also be ZOA-themed, we’ll have to wait for more details on those. While we wait, you can check out the video above to see The Rock attempt sell you on his new energy drink.

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