Hardcore Club Nintendo members are entitled to more than free Club Nintendo only DS games. This year platinum members, participants that registered over 400 points between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008, get to walk away with one of three bonus items. This years choices are:
Wii Golden Handle – A gold colored Wii Wheel.
Super Mario’s Hat – The iconic plumber’s hat made out of fluffy polyester for you to wear.
2009 Club Nintendo Calendar – Three copies of a desktop calendar with a set of stickers. Gold members, Club Nintendo members with 200 – 399 points get the calendar package a bonus, but cannot choose the other two items.
Neat items, but not nearly as cool as the Super Famicom Classic Controller and two disc Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack Nintendo gave out last year to platinum members. Out of this year’s selection the Super Mario hat is the coolest. I just don’t imagine I would get any use out of it outside of throwing it on a shelf or a plush Prinny.
Images courtesy of Nintendo.