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Mario's Iconic Hat Is Now Available From Club Nintendo Australia

Posted by Liam Doolan

Don't go plumbing without it

After a surprising end to 2013, Club Nintendo Australia has kicked off the New Year with a bang, adding Mario's famous hat to the local catalogue.

As the description on the catalogue states:

This is a true-to-life replica of the iconic red hat worn by Mario. Keep it as a collector item, and display it with pride.

The hat is made of polyester and cotton, and costs 3200 star points.

The release of this item on Club Nintendo Australia follows the release of Hanafuda cards for 3000 points, and the well-known Year of Luigi coin for 1250 star points at the end of last year.

Although The Year of Luigi coin sold out straight away, the Hanafuda cards are still currently available. If the pricing of these cards is anything to go by, this means the Mario headgear may be around for some time.

Looking ahead, Australian Club Nintendo members should keep an eye out for the Luigi’s Mansion 2 Diorama, which is expected to arrive in the region in the first half of this year in limited supplies, and will be available for well under the UK pricing of 7000 points.

If you’re an Aussie — or just happen to live in the region — let us know if you plan on picking up Mario’s hat or if you're going to stick it out and wait for the Luigi-themed Diorama.

[via stars.nintendo-europe.com]

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User Comments (42)

shaneoh

#4

shaneoh said:

Also the US gets to redeem their coins for games. Right to complain is zilch

I got a Mario hat when I preordered 3d land or MK7 (forget which, the other got a tanooki hat) I wonder if it is the same size. If so it's quite small, more suited to a child's head. W:21.59cm L:25.4cm H:12.7cm, I'm going to need to do some measuring. I'd also say that it's general hat size, not head size.

Drawdler

#9

Drawdler said:

Haha, I got one ages ago. EB Games had them as gifts for pre-ordering Mario Kart 7. It's awesome.

I might actually start using Club Nintendo since the Australian one is finally getting more items.

Liam_DoolanStaff

#10

Liam_Doolan said:

@shaneoh According to Club Nintendo - Dimensions: W:21.59cm L: 25.4cm H:12.7cm (measurements are approximate). One size fits most. Hat may be too big for small children.

Jakeman

#11

Jakeman said:

I think it was added to the store at about midnight. I checked the Australian Club Nintendo site at around 11.55pm the hat wasn't on there, when I checked again 5 minutes later (midnight) it was.
I have been checking the site about 20 times a day recently. I am trying not to miss out on anything good that could be released (especially if they add the diorama). I don't want to miss out on anything else that may only stay on the site for all of 10 seconds... I am looking at you Year of Luigi coin.

Kaze_Memaryu

#12

Kaze_Memaryu said:

I'm seriously happy for australia. I don't care if we'll ever get this, but finally our most dangerously living part of the world gets some Nintendolove as well!

Jakeman

#13

Jakeman said:

@Kaze_Memaryu Thanks, that's very nice of you. Yes, it is great that the Australian site finally seems to be getting some love and attention.

solcross

#14

solcross said:

People complaining about the US not having this - for once this is actually something we've already had. It was the Platinum reward for the first year.

WiiLovePeace

#16

WiiLovePeace said:

Darn, I just blew my stars on the Hanafuda cards (which I still haven't played yet) & now I've only got 1,050. I've wanted this Mario Hat for years too. Oh well, I'll keep waiting patiently.

skywake

#18

skywake said:

I have some 6200 stars saved up and have been avoiding getting anything. Waiting for the Luigis. Although with that number of stars I could get the cards and the hat. Very tempting.

ikki5

#22

ikki5 said:

@shaneoh

And I am talking about this
http://stars.nintendo-europe.com/products/nintendo-points-card-%281000%29-37
http://stars.nintendo-europe.com/products/nintendo-points-card-%28500%29-36
http://stars.nintendo-europe.com/products/nintendo-points-card-%28300%29-35
http://stars.nintendo-europe.com/products/nintendo-points-card-%28100%29-34

You have the entire Wii e-shop (and DSi) library for you to choose, not just 4 games. The only advantage we have is that we get two 3DS games and as of recently, one Wii U title where you can only get Wii and DSi games but that doesn't compare to the entire Wii e-shop library.

shaneoh

#24

shaneoh said:

@ikki5
Yes I can see the advantage for EU. Australia's is still the worst though, we don't get this option either.

Dauntless

#25

Dauntless said:

The Hanafuda cards is the only thing I want, that I can afford, from the NA Club Nintendo. Now I know why it is sold out in NA. It's because they shipped all their stock to Australia.

Ganondwarf

#27

Ganondwarf said:

I want this but don't have enough points yet do how long do you guys think it will last.

Mario_maniac

#28

Mario_maniac said:

I already have Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, and Toad plush hats. Even though this one looks a bit nicer, I'm not interested.

Kinda wish I didn't get all the crap I did from CN back when I thought we'd never get anything decent, and waited for the diorama. At least I got the medallion, that'll be a collector's item for sure.

King_Johobo

#32

King_Johobo said:

Oh and I could probably use a hat like this in the wonderful heatwave we've had this week

MadAdam81

#33

MadAdam81 said:

I got a Mario hat from something - maybe Mario Kart 7 from EB, can't remember.
I don't think it's worth the price, and I regret the Hanafuda cards as they didn't look as good as the pictures on the website showed.

unrandomsam

#35

unrandomsam said:

@King_Johobo You have one of the best set ups if you want to just import everything. (If you go for a US system then you can just get everything simply at the Play Asia price).

Dpullam

#36

Dpullam said:

If I lived in Australia I would totally get this! My Nintendo room would look great with this hat in it!

Obito_Tennyson

#37

Obito_Tennyson said:

Good job, but can't someone just buy this at a local costume store? No? Probably just my imagination. By the way, when will the trophies come in the US? I'm not sure if they already have, but I just joined Club Nintendo about a year ago and I would defiantly like one of those Mario Kart Trophies on my self.

XavandSo

#39

XavandSo said:

I bit the bullet and redeemed my Club Nintendo codes lying around, so I got this hat. As usual, it takes 4-6 weeks for Nintendo to mail you the item, so the waiting game begins.

Galactus

#40

Galactus said:

Damn. I missed this when it was in NA. Bring it back to go with my Luigi hat I got from Best Buys E3!

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