Unwanted Xmas Gift Series: Wii Weapon Set
Posted by Damien McFerran
Let's hope Santa didn't pop one of these in your stocking
As the warm, fluffy memory of Christmas fades away and the horrifying prospect of another year of hard graft slowly becomes a reality, it’s a good time to take stock of the thoroughly useless items you’ve been given over the festive period.
The success of the Wii has seen many companies produce a dazzling range of totally pointless accessories for the machine, knowing full well that over the Christmas period elderly family members that don’t understand videogames will buy anything with ‘Wii’ on the packaging because they know little Johnny has one. To put it bluntly, the Wii is a licence to print money for many less respectable companies.
Easily qualifying as the most pointless Wii accessory pack of the Yuletide period, the Dragon Electronics Wiimote Weapon Kit contains several cheap plastic clip-on segments to make your Wiimote and Nunchuk look that little bit sillier. We’ve seen examples of this in the past, but this pack manages to take the already ridiculous concept to hitherto unseen heights, offering no less that eight different modifications including daggers, an axe and a pistol.
The kit is currently available in the US for $30 and there’s no word of a European release; hopefully it will remain that way because this represents the biggest waste of plastic since Jordan had her last breast augmentation.