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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Club Nintendo Elite Status Reward 2011

Cool... my Club Nintendo Elite Status Reward came in the mail yesterday.

Doesn't seem as good as the previous years Elite reward, that Mario statue, which I didn't get-- however I *DID* see it for sale at a night market in Hong Kong... though I'm pretty sure it was fake. It was somewhat cool-looking, but not worth the effort of trying to drag it home with me so I didn't buy it.

So back to the 2011 reward... these are a series of pins. Hanh??? Pins? Doesn't seem all that "elite" to me. But this reward is all in the presentation.



As you can see, the packaging is very prim and a lot of care went into the design.

On one side there's even a classic Mario image.

Opening it up, the pins are fitted on top of the thin cardboard packaging.

The bottom:

The pins themselves are thick & bubbly... somewhat resembling, dare I say... a mushroom top??

The overall package has a minimalist elegant design, and the pins are nice. But I can't really see myself wearing them. I'm not sure what to do with it. This whole package feels like it was meant to be unopened & kept on a shelf to be admired from afar. But when I think about it, had I gotten a statue, that's pretty much what I'd be doing with THAT as well. And can't beat the price (free)

Thanks Nintendo.



Anonymous said...

You realize that, if you use the other sides of the boxes, it forms a Goomba and a 1up mushroom right? Just saying.

Don said...

Hmmm, I will check that out. Thanks for the tip!


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