Australians have had a lucky run with Club Nintendo catalogue items this year. By no means would it take a statistician to calculate, but on average there has been at least one item released on the local club per month.
For the month of April, Nintendo Australia continues its new-found Club Nintendo trend with the return of 10 Random AR Cards for Kid Icarus: Uprising, and a Toad & Friends Folder Set With Bookmarks on the side. The first item will set Aussie fans back a mere 200 Stars, and the second is also relatively affordable at 800 Star points.
Of course, as with every item that seems to grace the Australian version of Club Nintendo, there is a catch. As already noted, these two items have returned — with neither of them actually being new (not that fans of Kid Icarus will be complaining).
Nintendo works in mysterious ways – with the assistance of logic, it is likely there was extra stock floating about at Nintendo Australia’s HQ and it has decided to make these items available again via the local Club Nintendo. In other words, this is presumably depleted stock, so it’s unlikely we’ll see these items again anytime soon – or ever – after this run.
If you've been lucky enough to grab a few more packs of the Kid Icarus AR Cards, let us know. If you've settled for the Toad folder and bookmarks instead, also let us know. Else, we'll happily take your Club Nintendo requests & demands in the comments below.
Australians can no longer complain... I'd love the AR cards in NA.
Darn it, come to US please.
Can we get the AR cards in NA? I would actually love to collect some. They were so rare when they were available.
Wow. I forgot about the KI:U cards. I wish they weren't so hard to get. I think I only got 30 of them or so, I'd love to get a few more.
I remember two years ago, NOA said they were planning on releasing the AR cards to Club Nintendo. I'm still waiting Nintendo.
not even gona expect for NOE to bring these over... they seem to only have c***
I really, really love the AR cards, but they were ridiculously overpriced in the UK (£1.50 for 6? Are you serious Nintendo?) so I only ever got free or Club Nintendo ones.
I really think Nintendo missed an opportunity by not releasing an eShop app for AR battles. They severely cut their potential audience by limiting the cards' functionality to owners of the game.
Anyway, I hope these come back to the EU catalogue as well
Well, if you'll excuse me, it seems I need to start flying to Australia.
This news article caught me off-guard! I'm pleased that I didn't spend all my Stars on the Mario card deck; Kid Icarus: Uprising is much more fun, and I like the few cards I already own (wherever they are right now), so I jumped at the chance to get some more boosters!
Cool! I don't even own Kid Icarus: Uprising & I bought these. I'm aiming for the Mario Hat but I'm a while off it anyway & these were cheap enough I might as well go for it. I do intend to buy Kid Icarus one day.
Time for me to get registering
Wait, I don't see the AR cards on there :/
They certainly weren't there this morning
NA would be lucky to have the KI:U booster pack available as a platinum membership reward. And I wish someone at Nintendo would at least leak an image of AR cards #405 and #412. They're the only two idols I need.
@shaneoh I bought 3 packs this morning. Looks like they've now run out!
It would seem they are already out of stock.
Anyone know if these were "AKDE" they should be (Australia and North America got the "AKDE" versions but for Europe NOE teamed up with Panini with a different code). I know someone trying to complete the "AKDE" set, (they need 8 cards out of the 405).
For the "AKDE" is actually impossible to have a complete 001-412 set because 405-412 (except for 407?) were only for Japan and super rare at that.
@C-Olimar You can't even blame Panini much here as looking at the missing stickers pages it is clear the Kid Icarus cards are a lot more expensive, but then cards are more expensive than stickers. Still 6 in a £1.50 is a bit much to swallow (though in my day I was ripped off by local comic stores in paying £7.50 for a Japanese Pokemon card booster pack...those things were like 200 yen, you could probably get them shipped from Japan individually for that sort of money...)
It's a pity that these are so hard to get in EU, since most of the distribution was Club Nintendo-exclusive, while many stores never even stocked them. And now some resellers try to sell a display with 24 packs for a whopping 98€ at least! Talk about ripoff.
Still, I would've loved to collect more of them (got around 200 different ones just from CN packs).
Can you spend points on digital stuff? I've never spent any of my points and I don't want toys and whatnot.
Wish we could get the AR cards in NA.
Phosphora: AR Cards, huh? Well, La-Di-Da. Wish we could spend coins for AR Cards.
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