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I love the Club Nintendo 2015 calendar ⊟

Going to all Club Nintendo Platinum and Gold members in Japan— along with an exclusive Club Nintendo Picross+ game! — this is the best Club Nintendo calendar I’ve ever seen. It features art of Mario characters in traditional Japanese outfits.

Aaaaaand it’s probably going to be the last Club Nintendo calendar, because Nintendo is doing away with the Platinum and Gold statuses at the end of this month in Japan. People will still be able to earn points (on software only!) and redeem those for items, but no more special status rewards. :(

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Nice Zelda, Yoshi bags from EU Club Nintendo ⊟

Cool little details like special zipper pulls and, uh, being a giant Yoshi Egg backpack make these new rewards on the EU Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue worth noting.

Speaking of worth, at 4000+ Stars, you’ll have to register a lot of games before you’re sporting these looks.

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TinyCast 38! The crew spends this episode chatting about Smash Bros., cosplay Pikachu, Club Nintendo’s Elite rewards, Japan’s third-party direct, and Yokai Watch 2. We also share our impressions on recent releases like One Piece: Unlimited World Red and Squids Odyssey.

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Club Nintendo’s platinum/gold prizes are game downloads ⊟

Yeah, this year’s Elite gifts from North American Club Nintendo are not exclusive physical goods like they were in previous years – Mario hats, figurines, etc. They’re not even the old standby calendar. 

Instead, this year you can select one of 16 Wii U or 3DS games as a free download, ranging from full retail games (like Game & Wario) to fucking Ice Climber.

Club Nintendo has gone down while I was writing this post, but you can get the reward here when it comes back up. Though I like my Club Nintendo Mario hat and all, I’m not hating on a free copy of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

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Mario Kart 8 shirt for Club Nintendo Japan ⊟
This is pretty nice, despite Waluigi’s inclusion. Maybe you can stain that part of the shirt with ketchup to improve the look. Anyway, Club Nintendo members in Japan can get this by cashing in 600 points, or 500 points if they also register Mario Kart 8.
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Mario Kart 8 shirt for Club Nintendo Japan ⊟

This is pretty nice, despite Waluigi’s inclusion. Maybe you can stain that part of the shirt with ketchup to improve the look. Anyway, Club Nintendo members in Japan can get this by cashing in 600 points, or 500 points if they also register Mario Kart 8.

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Your new Yoshi’s New Island t-shirt ⊟
Now on the North American Club Nintendo site for… 800 coins? Good luck!
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Your new Yoshi’s New Island t-shirt ⊟

Now on the North American Club Nintendo site for… 800 coins? Good luck!

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Animal Crossing Club Nintendo posters being replaced ⊟
Nintendo is reprinting its Club Nintendo Animal Crossing New Leaf poster, because of misidentified characters all over it. I was going to list the incorrectly named animals, but apparently it’s a lot of them and it’s hella complicated! Poor Tutu :(
Anyway, if you have one of these, you’ll be getting a new one soon free of charge, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want to send your old pal JC the new one or the old one. What? Who said that?
Thanks for pointing this out, Alex!
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Animal Crossing Club Nintendo posters being replaced

Nintendo is reprinting its Club Nintendo Animal Crossing New Leaf poster, because of misidentified characters all over it. I was going to list the incorrectly named animals, but apparently it’s a lot of them and it’s hella complicated! Poor Tutu :(

Anyway, if you have one of these, you’ll be getting a new one soon free of charge, and it’s up to you to decide whether you want to send your old pal JC the new one or the old one. What? Who said that?

Thanks for pointing this out, Alex!

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Animal Crossing 3DS XL pouches on Club Nintendo ⊟

You can get either a Light Blue or a Pink Animal Crossing-themed 3DS XL pouch from Club Nintendo for 500 Coins. That’s a lot of points. Not as much as the Super Mario Accessory Box, though, which will set you back 700 U.S. Coins.

Or you can spend your coins to buy Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters (Game Boy), Number Battle (DSiWare), Yoshi (NES), or Bonsai Barber (WiiWare) from the eShop. That last game is a really strange but curious release developed by Zoonami and Martin Hollis — you know, the director behind Rare’s GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark!

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Rumor: Get Pokemon XY free when you register a 3DS and game with Club Nintendo next month ⊟
No need to murder your parents, kids — despite the promises of the disembodied fish in this comic from Jeremy Kaye (Up and Out / Patreon). It looks like Club Nintendo US has a fun promotion coming up, according to a convincing Toys R Us advertisement posted at Go Nintendo.
The way the purported promotion works, you can get a free digital copy of Pokemon X or Y when you register a 3DS/2DS/XL on Club Nintendo some time in March along with one of six first-party games:
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Yoshi’s New Island
Lego City: Undercover
Super Mario 3D Land
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Mario Kart 7
Yay, so all you moms and dads out there can sleep easy… For now.
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Rumor: Get Pokemon XY free when you register a 3DS and game with Club Nintendo next month ⊟

No need to murder your parents, kids — despite the promises of the disembodied fish in this comic from Jeremy Kaye (Up and Out / Patreon). It looks like Club Nintendo US has a fun promotion coming up, according to a convincing Toys R Us advertisement posted at Go Nintendo.

The way the purported promotion works, you can get a free digital copy of Pokemon X or Y when you register a 3DS/2DS/XL on Club Nintendo some time in March along with one of six first-party games:

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Lego City: Undercover
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Mario Kart 7

Yay, so all you moms and dads out there can sleep easy… For now.

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Animal Crossing posters at Club Nintendo ⊟

If you aren’t a dummy like me, and therefore didn’t blow all your Club Nintendo (US) coins on another 3DS card case, you can get this set of two Animal Crossing: New Leaf posters now for 500 Coins.

That poster showing all the villagers is pretty amazing. It’s like a yearbook for everyone you’ve tried to give junk furniture to, again and again, in a desperate effort to convince them to get rid of the awesome stuff in their houses and give it to you. For example.

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  • Source club.nintendo.com

3DS Game Card Case in stock at Club Nintendo with Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing designs ⊟

The very popular 3DS Game Card Case is back in stock at Club Nintendo, and it has several new jacket designs, offering separate Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing: New Leaf cover sets! The cases hold up to 18 cartridges, and will set you back 400 Points.

Also on Club Nintendo: new downloadable game prizes! We have Game & Watch: Cement Factory (eShop), Spin Six (DSiWare), F-Zero (Wii U eShop), and 1080° Snowboarding (Wii U eShop).

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Put your 3DS in a Luigi hat ⊟

If you want to go into 2014 sporting a fresh style for your 3DS – specifically, my style, or I guess Luigi’s style, which is also my style in this instance – you can do so thanks to Play-Asia.

The retailer is taking orders on this Luigi hat 3DS pouch, which is made only for Club Nintendo. Play-Asia expects them to be in stock on Jan. 13, and charges $29.99. I believe it used to be 450 Coins on the US Club Nintendo site back when it was available.

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