Club Nintendo Japan, we salute you

Western Nintendo fans are used to getting rubbish gifts from Club Nintendo while their Japanese cousins take home some seriously amazing kit, but this latest news is especially depressing for anyone outside the Land of the Rising Sun.

Nintendo of Japan is offering actual Game & Watch "Ball" units to Platinum members. The units are replicas of the very first LCD handheld game Nintendo produced way back in 1980.

Nintendo's Game & Watch range was created by Gunpei Yokoi, who was also the man behind the Game Boy.

Not wanting to blow my own trumpet, but you can read a comprehensive history of the range - written by yours truly - here.