Last year Club Nintendo members of Elite status in the United States had to chose between a plush Mario hat or a digital download of a special edition of Punch-Out!! featuring Doc Louis, but this year the company has something especially tangible in mind. Nintendo of America has revealed the Elite reward for 2010: a nifty figurine featuring Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Bowser, and a Goomba. Now this is the kind of special bonus that I can get behind! Elite members have until the end of July to log in at Club Nintendo and claim the figurine, although we'll have to wait a while to receive them. According to the club, the items will be sent out sometime prior to the end of December 2010. Now you can wait on this while you wait for the Nintendo 3DS to reach stores.
Gold members get a calendar just like last year.