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Charming Zelda-Themed Carry Case Appears on European and Australian Club Nintendo Catalogue

Posted by Alex Olney

Stars in their eyes

If you happen to live in Europe or Australia, Club Nintendo have a new Zelda-themed carry case available for you to order.

A stylish dark green bag that promises to be of a size capable of carrying a 3DS as well as some games, and with dimensions of 19.5cm x 12cm x 6.5cm it's likely that a 3DS XL would fit in its stead. The description also details its capacity for housing toiletries and stationary. The legendary Triforce and iconic Zelda crest adorn the front of the bag, and a little Club Nintendo logo can be found on the zip as well as a three-quarters-full heart container. Little touches like this make these items all the more appealing.

It appears to be a bag with no specific carrying purpose, instead being an all-purpose piece for whatever you feel it would be best suited for.

If you're in Europe the bag will cost you 4,000 stars, but if you happen to live in Australia it'll only set you back 2,400.

Are you interested in picking one up, or are you saving your stars for something grander?

Thanks to Jolson42 for the tip

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User Comments (68)

Yosher

#3

Yosher said:

If I have to be honest, this kinda looks ugly, IMO. No way am I spending 4000 stars on this one.

outburst

#5

outburst said:

Awesome for zelda 3DS XL owners. I'm saving my stars for the Luigi blanket for my kid. Or if they will put a Special Edition GC/Wii/Wii U controller.

faint

#8

faint said:

@WaLzgi i understand what your saying. normaly i would agree with you but you should take a look at the north american club nintendo. we have 4 items. mario greeting cards, nintendog greeting cards, kirby patches, and and animal crossing poster. it's been that way for some time.

Kroisos

#9

Kroisos said:

@faint We can hope they're clearing out the old items before introducing new ones. If this comes to NA I will probably get it.

Jenraux

#10

Jenraux said:

Doesn't NA get digital games on occasion though?

Incase you haven't noticed, the EU has never had digital games on it. All we get are carry cases, stickers and the occasional soundtrack.

No way NA gets it worse than EU. ;)

brewsky

#12

brewsky said:

@Jenraux Eh...you have a point. But most of the time, they offer games I either A) Already have or B) Don't want. I'd rather have something exclusive.

Yorumi

#13

Yorumi said:

@Jenraux it really just highlights the point that they should have one single club nintendo store. The games should be available in europe and the nicer physical items should be available in NA>

RIC616

#14

RIC616 said:

I've been holding out for the SNES style controllers to come back on but that sure is tempting.

Jenraux

#15

Jenraux said:

@brewsky fair enough, I guess we just want things we can't have :P

I don't even bother registering games anymore because I already have a carry case and there's nothing else available, sadly I don't think registering all my games will cover this. It's about 10 games worth of stars.

WaLzgiStaff

#16

WaLzgi said:

@faint I would complain if I paid for it, but I didn't. It's a complimentary service that they don't even have to give us.

faint

#17

faint said:

@Jenraux they offered urban chamipion 4 times last year. i would rather get wii points cards like you guys do.

Phantom_R

#20

Phantom_R said:

I think the most baffling Club Nintendo mystery is why each region has its own prices and currency, for a free online service.

Hy8ogen

#22

Hy8ogen said:

@WaLzgi Usually I would say the same thing you did. But honestly, even though it's a free service, the fact that the EU is getting a MUCH better treatment than us makes me feel unwanted :(

WaLzgiStaff

#23

WaLzgi said:

The best thing you can do is give feedback, but I doubt it would change too much.

Also, Europe never got platinum or gold elite rewards, so consider that when you compare the two

TantXL

#24

TantXL said:

I become mad everytime i see or hear "club nintendo". WHY CAN'T THAT EXIST IN SWEDEN!? WHY!?

Shambo

#25

Shambo said:

@Jenraux I guess it's something like 'the grass is always greener on the other side', if that saying can be translated this literally...

I don't know... I'm a Zelda collector, but I'm not too charmed by it. Probably have plenty of unused codes here, but what if they decide to get another more impressive piece in there out of the blue, like the Luigi's Mansion 2 diorama?

unrandomsam

#26

unrandomsam said:

@faint Yeah but to get say a 2000 point card (Which you can buy for £7 from Amazon). You need to buy 32 Retail games. Stuff like the SNES classic controller was worth it at 7000 points (Still costs £50 if you want to get one from ebay).

Jenraux

#27

Jenraux said:

Yeah I miscalculated the stars.

You need to register 16 games to get this, or 4 Wii U consoles xD

Grumblevolcano

#28

Grumblevolcano said:

The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack was removed from Club Nintendo and this isn't a great replacement. :(

BinaryFragger

#29

BinaryFragger said:

Although it's a complimentary service that Nintendo is under no obligation to provide, the North American rewards are still disappointing compared to what we used to get. I used to have to carefully pick and choose which rewards I wanted because they're were so many of them, like console accessories, cases, soundtrack CDs, clothing, figurines, and other unique items not found in stores.
Now the choices are posters, greetings cards and a pink 3DS XL case.

Free or not, customers have every reason to be disappointed when a loyalty program loses its wide assortment of rewards.

dkxcalibur

#31

dkxcalibur said:

@WaLzgi It's a complementary service that Nintendo invented. We did not come up with Club Nintendo, nor do we do surveys because they're fun. Do it right, or don't do it at all. Is it wrong for people to want things to improve?

Plus, it's not like Nintendo get's nothing out of this. They get business in a very competitive and changing market; and gain knowledge of their customer base every time someone registers a game and completes a survey.

ikki5

#33

ikki5 said:

@Jenraux NA is already worse than the EU. Yeah, we get digital games but think about it. You buy games to get the coins and then they get you to spend coins on the digital things here. But here is the problem. The games are either A ) Complete garbage or B) great games which majority of people already own them which is how they going the coins in the first place.

Club Nintendo for a lot of people was seen as being able to get stuff you could never get in other places (well, within reason, there is always ebay and game stores that will find ways to acquire some of these) like collectables. I am in NA and I rarely get a chance to spend my coins because there is nothing left for me to get. The digital games I already own or they are garbage like i said up above and I am not going to go out and use the coins on garbage.

@The_Ninja
I gave my code away from my platinum status because I already owned everything on there. That's how I got to platinum.

Ootfan98

#35

Ootfan98 said:

@Jenraux I thought this also, but someone pointed out to me you can get Wii Shop Points from EU Club Nintendo Stars, which you can get Wii VC games

nik1470

#36

nik1470 said:

Ordered! Thanks for the heads up, between this an pre-ordering Hyrule Warriors for 28.99 its been quite a good week to be a Zelda fan!

ultraraichu

#37

ultraraichu said:

Good for EU, it nice they get something nice for a change. Some NA gamers don't know how good we have (had?) it.

I'll pass if it comes to NA. Looks nice but I know it's something I'll just have to brag (to nobody) and not use.

faint

#39

faint said:

@unrandomsam well i have about 1000 coins rotting in my acount. i also have no plans on picking up mario and luigi greeting cards so ya.

WYLD-WOO

#40

WYLD-WOO said:

Nice one!!!! Just ordered mine for delivery with 4 weeks. I've got a good feeling they will soon run out of these pretty quick.

Jazzer94

#41

Jazzer94 said:

@Hy8ogen Much better treatment come on now this is just another grass looks greener on the other side of the fence situation, EU CN doesn't get rewards schemes and digital downloads all of the CN's apart Japan have good and bad aspects some of you guys love to ignore this.

Prizm

#42

Prizm said:

There ya go, chuck your 3ds in there and have it rattling around with your toothpaste and hair gel

Grumblevolcano

#45

Grumblevolcano said:

@Ootfan98 The 2nd and 3rd pages of this link (http://stars.nintendo-europe.com/?locale=en_GB) show that you can get either 1000, 500, 300 or 100 Nintendo points for CN stars, sure there's a code limit per day but it was a great way for me (and many other people in Europe) to get Wii VC for free. Very helpful especially as we don't have any idea (if at all) when Nintendo will release N64 (and other systems') games for Wii U VC.

spizzamarozzi

#46

spizzamarozzi said:

Just ordered! I was saving stars to get the SM3DW soundtrack CD but that's sold out, so this is a nice alternative.

dumedum

#49

dumedum said:

While the European catalog does seem much better than the NA, I have to agree that if Europe doesn't have annual awards... then NA is better.

2Sang

#50

2Sang said:

Meanwhile while in NOA....we have like 4 things left and they're all crap. Why can't they just bring stuff like this over to NOA? They have already designed it, just order a larger quantity.

dougphisig

#51

dougphisig said:

I have so many coins for my Club Nintendo and never anything I'm interested, so of course when something good comes to it not available here. :(

IceClimbers

#53

IceClimbers said:

The NA Club Nintendo has kinda gone downhill. Sure, we have digital games, which is nice, but they are constantly recycled.

The physical rewards catalog is bad because there are very few of them (there's like 4 of them) and they are all OLD. They've been there for years. Time to completely refresh the catalog, Nintendo!

Crimzonlogic

#54

Crimzonlogic said:

Nice, I'd get it if it were available here.
There are pretty much only download games I don't want (and don't have space for) and greeting cards left on our CN, so I have nothing to spend coins on.

123akis

#55

123akis said:

This looks great but sadly I don't have enough stars :/

Anyway, Why is it less stars in Australia? They deserve something cheaper for once, because Australia are always suffering delays and having to pay more money for games.

Dixie_kong

#57

Dixie_kong said:

That looks really nice! I already have a Mario themed 3DS XL case, but if this were available in North America I would absolutely order one.

Kolzig

#59

Kolzig said:

In theory I could spend stars on this one, but we don't have a Club Nintendo in Nordic Europe. :-(

Undead_terror

#61

Undead_terror said:

And I bought myself a pink animal crossing punch since they didn't have blue for my new xl since I had a ton of coins...Untitled....oh well pink is fabulous!

Morph

#62

Morph said:

I think nintendo should just bin off the whole club nintendo thing all together, then no one would have anything to complain about

Jenraux

#63

Jenraux said:

@Ootfan98 I guess, but it costs 8 Wii U games worth of stars (we don't use coins here) to get enough Wii points for a NES game, and 15 Wii U games for a SNES game.

I guess Club Nintendo is just a pointless system worldwide. Unless you're rich, in which case you don't really need to be using it. :P

element187

#65

element187 said:

@Jenraux NA Club Nintendo only gives out games everyone already owns.

"Here's your reward for buying games, more games you already own, isn't this exciting?"

Stunny

#66

Stunny said:

They just made it available now? I hope NA gets some new prizes soon. Sitting on about 1,000 coins.

Monkeh

#67

Monkeh said:

Ordered one! Had been sitting on those stars for way too long, so about time to get something nice for them.

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