Minecraft 360 sold in record numbers coming out of its May release date, becoming profitable in less than one hour of availability. Such a cash train doesn't slow easily, as the downloadable title is fastly approaching its first premium DLC pack, the Skin Pack 1. The pack will include what's being said to be 40 different skins, of which groups five new skins are being teased day to day. The DLC pack doesn't yet have a release date or price, but should be included in patch 1.7.3 which is currently in licensing and should be out in the next few weeks.
Users are left wondering why they're being sold skins rather than provided a skin editor or some other way system for acquiring non-official skins. The simple answer is the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live isn't built for that sort system. The complicated one is that Minecraft 360 is not and will never be Minecraft on PC -- it's run and maintained by a completely different development team, 4J Studios and overseen by Microsoft itself. It's almost a surprise that they aren't charging for the patch as well as the Skin Pack.
Anyways, three sets of 5 skins have been revealed so far and you can check them out below. A number of them originate from fellow XBLA exlusive titles like Trials and Splosion Man, though fan favorites Master Chief, Banjo and Clayton Carmine have shown up as well. Again, expect the Skin Pack DLC and patch 1.7.3 to arrive in the coming weeks, and hopefully some pricing information soon as well.
Update: As confirmed in the comments, the complete skin pack will cost a total of 160 MSP, or about $2.00. Not bad, not bad at all.