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Club Nintendo – 2010 Platinum Reward

November 13th, 2010 by admin

Mario Characters Figurine - Club Nintendo Reward

Yesterday my reward came for achieving Club Nintendo Platinum status for 2010. This years reward is an awesome Mario characters statuette. The figurine is of decent quality (although maybe not as nice as the toys released a year ago), and as you can see, it’s a pretty awesome arrangement of the characters, sans koopa.

I expected the figures to be plastic, but they’re actually some kind of soft rubber. The paint job is good, although there were a couple scuffs from shipping. The detail molded into these figurines is great, I mean Luigi’s pants even have pockets! A high quality figure over all.

Mario ? Box - Club Nintendo Packaging

What’s awesome about Club Nintendo though, is not just the prize, but the experience. Who doesn’t like getting presents in the mail? And when you open up the package you’re greeted with a friendly thank you card from Nintendo. Beneath that is the PRIZE BOX! This has to be the coolest product box of all time – it looks just like a mario ? box. Those that know me know my game room is filled with boxes. This is almost as good as the reward itself!

I’m pretty¬†ecstatic¬†with my 2010 reward. I hope I can achieve platinum again in 2011. My only gripe with this year’s reward is that there is nothing on the statue itself to denote that its Club Nintendo exclusive. It would’ve been nice to see the Mario hat emblem on the front.

I’m going to tag this one as Retro and Rare. Already it’s fetching around $50 on ebay. We’ll see where it goes from there. Not retro you say? Check out the logo on the back of the box. Why they used the Super Mario World logo here I’m not sure, but I like it.

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