With its closure in the coming months, Club Nintendo is heading well into its swansong period. The Stars Catalogue in PAL regions is still a little underwhelming, with desirable items selling out and fairly mediocre recent additions including a Mario hat, while the North American Club Nintendo has some nice physical rewards and over 100 download games. The Japanese Club Nintendo may not be as packed with content as its North American equivalent, but it has some truly awesome items to choose from.

It's worth checking out the full range, but some examples that we've picked below are a Mario 3D puzzle / model, a really cool 3DS HOME Theme that celebrates Nintendo systems, the Mario Kart 8 soundtrack and some lovely designs on clothes and storage. Storage may be boring, but that doesn't mean it can't be stylish.

Some of the items have made appearances in the West, but plenty certainly haven't; yep, Japanese gamers do get a lot of the coolest stuff.

Thanks to Benson for the heads up.

[source nintendo.co.jp, via tinycartridge.com]