Jim Carrey And Idris Elba React to the Furry Sonic Controllers

Carrey seemed as confused as the rest of us by the strange Xbox controllers, but Idris Elba loved them.

One of the weirder promos in recent memories is Xbox's limited edition Sonic 2-themed Xbox Series S, which includes two controllers covered in... fur? Shag carpet? Human hair? It's difficult to tell.

In any case, we showed the controllers to none other than Jim Carrey, who was on hand to celebrate the release of Sonic 2 at the blue carpet event hosted by IGN. Carrey seemed thoroughly nonplussed by the controllers, declining to play a game with them and generally trying to keep them as far away as possible.

"Don't touch me with those," Carrey joked after a lengthy excuse about why he had never played the Sonic games before.

Carrey's reticence is understandable: they are some of the weirdest controllers in recent memory. They're also apt to get gross in a hurry from the normal buildup of sweat and oils that come with playing games for hours at a time.

On the other hand, Knuckles actor Idris Elba seemed much more interested in the Knuckles controller, asking if he could touch it and exclaiming, "Wow! Look at that bad boy." He even found some extra uses for it, such as a giant red mustache.

"What did you guys do? Cut up some slippers?" Elba asked, unaware that they were unofficial controllers.

The furry Sonic controllers are part of a unique Xbox promotion, with the accompanying Xbox featuring a golden ring and an embossed logo from the movie. It's no longer possible to enter via Twitter, but it is possible to cash in Microsoft Points for a raffle ticket until April 30.

As for Carrey, he recently made headlines after he openly discussed retirement following Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic's producers said they "wouldn't even try" to replace Carrey if he were to follow through on his comments and retire.

In IGN's Sonic 2 review we wrote, "Sonic the Hedgehog 2 improves upon its predecessor in many ways, while falling short in a few others." It arrives in theaters on April 8.


Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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