They are quite cool, though.

Ever get bored of seeing the same old designs on the Nintendo Points cards you buy? Wouldn't it be nice to see a little more artistry on the packaging? As usual, Japan has you covered.

Japanese branches of 7-11 carry the Mario and Zelda branded cards for 1000 or 2000 Nintendo Points, each of which contains a booklet detailing the downloadable titles available on WiiWare, DSiWare and Virtual Console.

Bear in mind the codes on these cards can't be used on Western consoles, so only buy them if you're desperate to have more Mario and Zelda artwork.

Thanks to Metroid133 for the tip.