Other Club Nintendo Items
As well as the magazine, Club Nintendo put its name on a small selection of merchandise and other goodies. Most of these - such as t-shirts, backpacks and mugs - were available to order from a promotional leaflet packaged with the magazine. One item, however, is currently a bit of a mystery.
This item was brought to my attention by a fellow Nintendo collector who obtained it when buying a copy of Hogan's Alley. It appears to be a standard NES box, but with Club Nintendo branding and 'With the Compliments of Mario' message instead of the typical boxart design (the back of the box is blank). It is currently unknown how this was distributed; all ideas put forward so far have just been speculation and current research has yet to yield any results. If anybody has any more information on this box, then we'd love to hear from you.
Picture credits: NES cartridge box images kindly provided by Jakob.