Yellow Lumia 920 Xbox Avatar Prop is out, rarer than the phone itself

We’ve had a few tips over the last few days about a new Xbox Avatar prop featuring a bold Yellow Lumia 920 showing up on people’s Xbox 360s. Evidently, the mysterious offering appears in the “Advertisement” section on your Xbox Home page, allowing folks to add it to their collection and showing off some Windows Phone pride.

Alas, none of us have seen here at Windows Phone Central on our consoles, despite the occasional “refresh” of our Xbox Home (Menu Guide > Y button). That makes this addition quite the rare one to actually find, and despite our attempts to get a Store URL to manually add it, we have come up with nothing.

So now we’re crowd sourcing this baby and hoping someone out there does have a foolproof method so that we can all sport yellow Lumia 920s on our make-believe selves. Otherwise, you can continue to gaze at the photo that reader Ryan H., kindly sent in as proof of its existence.

We've seen these props in the past, most recently for the Surface and even a few Windows Phone specific ones. Here's hoping that Microsoft makes these more widely available.

Anyone else see or get this baby? Let us know in comments.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • me too,'s cool prop
  • Indeed it is!
  • I'll check after I'm done watching The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World was the worst one of the trilogy. At least III redeemed itself a little bit. That being said, my unconditional love of Jurassic Park makes it so I have to watch the whole trilogy whenever I watch them.
  • JP2 like the Matrix2 is mostly bad but it has some of the best action sequences in the series. The trailer hanging over the cliff, the capturing of the dinosaurs, the raptors hunting in the field. In JP3 Tea Leone is super annoying and they learn to talk to dinosaurs, the raptors spare their lives. Even despite the black girl gymnastics in JP2, JP3 is the worst film in the series; not surprising Spielberg wouldn't touch it.
  • I definitely have to agree with that. The second was pretty exciting to watch. But it was a bit disappointing considering the second was also a Spielberg film. I feel that's the reason he didn't want to be involves with the third.
    And don't get me wrong, even though I said III redeemed itself a little, it's still bad. My rationale for considering III better than the second is because the casting was better IMO. But I also agree about the story being a bit ridiculous in III.
  • Have it!
  • My first attempt to get it was on Saturday, but everytime I get to the page, I got kicked out everytime. Had a chat with MS support about it on Saturday. Glad they resolved this!
  • You called MS support about a free avatar item?... Get a job man.
  • @Warren Dance: I do have a job amigo, do you? You don't have to answer that and I don't have to tell you my occupation friend. For your 411 I had an internet chat with the tech about it OVER THE WEEKEND. I wanted to get the prop before it was too late.
  • This explains it all, sorry for my original comment, I was confused as to why you'd be so desperate for something free.
  • LOL
  • @Warren, Shut up seriously, what a bitchy comment!
  • Warren
    Either you're a bitch, or you're jealous.
  • Jealous of what? Anyway I'm not bothered what anyone says, wasting the time of MS support for a damn avatar freebie is something I'd never consider... I guess we're all different.
  • You're commenting on an article criticizing someone about complaining over a free Avatar item?... Get a job man.
  • Awesome job getting MS support involved! Could you fill me in on how to get it?
  • @tyjamcam92: Did you see the cover screenshot for this article? When you're on XBox Live, navigate from Games all the way to Apps on the dashboard. Look for the ad you see or a different colored tile calling out the gamer gods and media nuts. But look at each tile before moving to each section. Sometime you might have to pop a game on and reboot to dashboard to get the ad to crop up. Good luck.
  • I want it, I got the real one might as well have the avatar one too
  • I've got the real one as well. I was lucky enough to the real the last yellow 920 in the ATT store. I was excited then and I'm even more excited now. Have you had any luck finding the avatar item yet?
  • Yes!!! I got it yesterday and I've been sporting it. Hey WP community I could use a few Xbox friends so hit me up at mamacita42!
  • What games do you play? BTW my user name here at WPCentral is also my gamertag.
  • I play them all really from Skyrim, Halo, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Assassin Creed. I've even attempted Black Ops a few times lol
  • Hey I just requested you as a friend! Iam EDizzle75. I really like the 920 on the avatar!
  • @EMajor75: You're not the only one mate. Before it came out, I was using the WP7 avatar prop. Glad to see the 920. Wish they offered it in other colors too. But I'm happy with the yellow, although I use a black Lumia.
  • Thanks I responded
  • So a WP prop only obtainable for 360 users? Why not W8 AND WP8 users?!?
  • +920
  • Xbox 360 only as avatar props originate on Xbox 360..
  • Explain how we obtained the Surface then.
  • I have the Surface prop too. I just wish the Microsoft props were buyable instead of secret limited deals.
  • You could get it from Xbox.xom when it was out (still can if it is, I imagine). I then put it on my Avatar with my Windows Phone device.
  • I have it too.  Check it out!
  • I have a Surface and HTC Trophy prop. Need to add this!
  • I got the advertisement but can't figure out how to actually download the prop to my avatar
  • Once I clicked on the ad and went through the WP demo it prompted me to download within the demo
  • Have it for a month
  • I just got mine.. You select the advertising and choose one of the four videos to watch before being offered to download the avatar prop.. Also, my advert on my console appeared under TV and Movies.. ;-)
  • Got it yesterday.
  • Funny that my avatar uses the back camera to take own picture. Too much dust in the forward facing camera to take a good snap?
  • Please Microsoft release a WP avatar collection around the world I would pay 5 bugs for the option to give my avatar my phone:)
  • Yep Sunday got mine saw it there and got it pretty good advert tells some features of the phone
  • I got the prop. After opening the advertisement you have to select one of the ads ie. Movie fan or whatever and see it through. When its done, a down arrow appears, press a to download. Where can I upload a screenshot to. I'm mobile.
  • I'm hoping I can get the 920 for my Avator soon. At work right now and trying to find the prop on my real life Lumia 920. LOL! Is there any way to do that? Let me know please!
  • Got it! Now wheres the 928 prop.
  • Anyone from Canada score this? Just curious before I go home and spend 1 hour refreshing my Xbox's home page to get this prop.
  • Im in Quebec and i dont have this Advertisement on my dashboard. Still showing up Happy Wars even if i refresh :(
  • Logging out and in again should force a refresh of all ads. Whether or not that will bring up the right ad, no one knows yet. The last time they had something like this it never came up for me (in Ontario).
  • I had no luck with the past similar props. Guessing these are US exclusives.
  • You can still get it create an us account go into the ad and the log out and log in with your Canadian account. In Germany it works that way :)
  • You can log in and out within the ad itself?
  • Yes I think it is a bug and in ads avatar props are worldwide available because they aren't in the avatar store :)
  • I had it Saturday. Have not seen ad when my daughter looked for it.
  • Yes, I got it several days ago. Nice prop.
  • Neat does anyone know if it's US only?
  • Saw the ad and got the prop awhile ago. Didn't realize it was hard to get.
  • I got it on Sunday.  Interestingly enough they also renamed the "Microsoft Surface" prop to "Windows 8 Tablet"  Go figure.
  • Got mine Sunday!
  • How can I display my avatar from my windows phone in the Xbox tile? I do not have an Xbox, is there another way?
  • I really was hoping that Comcast finally decided to show some WP love when I saw that xfinity tile. Man was I disappointed when I realized that I was looking at the Xbox screen :(
  • Got mine just now! Had to reset the advertisements 4-5 times but it finally came up! Woohoo! Lol. Now my avatar and me share the same phone. Lol. We're all such nerds.
  • They should make these adverts that give you props available in MS Win8 apps as well, never seen a useful add in those.
  • I just turned on my XBOX awhile ago (played just under an hour of Bioshock Infinite ;)) and the ad was front and center.  Watched one of the 'demo' videos and 'poof' ability to download Windows Phone 8 prop.  Now, my avatar sports the same phone I do again!  I had (and had been using) the WP7 avatar prop for a pretty long time now...
  • I (or, rather, my avatar) was rocking a wp7 device, but now I play with a Surface. Can't afford one real life, but I got one on the Xbox!
  • I'm in Canada and I tried changing the locale on the xbox to US and while it showed the US content in the ads this specific one didn't show up no matter how many times I refreshed. I went as far as creating a US hotmail account and associating it to my my xbox and now it only shows Verizon ads on every page!! What can I try now??
  • Can I have this? I'm from Hong Kong.. I hate microsoft just let US account have these kind of free prop everytime.. Just give me the surface and Lumia 920 prop, and I would love to pay for them...
  • Got mine, replaced the Surface prop with it!
  • I only see the Verizion Razr (android) avatar. Do not want. I do not get Microsoft sometimes. That's like having terriosts in your backyard.
  • Same here, must've tried at least 10x, I'll try again later.
  • I have it, before you download it, you get to pick the theme color!
  • I had to hit Guide + Y about a dozen times before one of the ads finally cycled to this one.  It's there, you just have to be persistent.
  • Still there? I have no luck
    Update: After trying 100x with Y button and still no. I'll use the Droid Razr avatar instead since it's free.
  • I guess it's US only? :-/
  • After Podcasts and Local Scout being US exclusive now they are starting to make XBOX AVATAR PROPS also US exclusive? WTF?
  • Refreshed about 100x. (I'm in the US) and still no luck. However there's a free prop for a Droid Razr and other Verizon stuff...feel like I got bitch slapped.hahaha.
  • I was able to locate and download this prop this morning. I not only had the pictured advertisement tile on the TV / Video section, but a similar one on the Music section. Based on the areas of interest within the ad, I would expect the ad is plausably available to appear within any section of the dashboard. I am in the US and no, I didn't spend endless cycles refreshing the Dashboard, I happened upon the ads through regular use of the console.
  • Got it, awesome. The ad was right there on my first check.
  • I have tried for thousand times, still isn't there.. Common!!
  • Was trying to get it to pop up and gave up trying. Showed up today after playing a game and watching a video.
  • I just wasted an hour of my actual life trying to get a virtual item for a virtual avatar.  Why can't I just buy this thing? Better yet why am I so offended to see George Ponder's avatar looking at a yellow Lumia 920?
  • Turned on my Xbox yesterday and it was immediately there and was there again the 3 times I went back to my dashboard.
  • I Think Nokia should push this out as much as possible!! is it not a free ad?? I can´t belive it´s so difficult to get.... It´s not very important for me to get it it´s just that when i was it i tought "Hey here is a way to show it off to all my frinds!!" :-)
    I want to support WP8 cause but they do not make it easy!!